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OF

ENGLISH LITERATURE

BY

THOMAS B. SHAW, B. A.,

PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH LITERATURE IN THE IMPERIAL ALEXANDER
LYCEUM OF ST. PETERSBURG.

A NEW AMERICAN EDITION,

WITH

A SKETCH OF AMERICAN LITERATURE,

BY

HENRY T. TUCKERMAN,

AUTHOR OF "CHARACTERISTICS OF LITERATURE," ETC.

PHILADELPHIA:

HENRY C. LE A.

HARVARD
UNIVERSITY
LIBRARY

Entered, according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1852, by BLANCHARD AND LEA,

in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States in and for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

STEREOTYPED BY J. PAGAN.

AMERICAN PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.

IN presenting a new edition of the "OUTLINES OF ENGLISH LITERATURE," the publishers have thought that a brief sketch of what has been accomplished by the authors of this country would render it more complete and more suitable for the use to which it has been applied, as a classbook in many of our best seminaries and academies. They have, therefore, induced Mr. TUCKERMAN to undertake that task, which he has executed upon the same general plan as that adopted by the author. The present edition is therefore presented in the hope that it will be found even more worthy than the former of the wide popularity which the work has acquired.

PHILADELPHIA, June, 1852.

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