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MACMILLAN AND CO., LIMITED

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BY

Sir EDWARD COOK

MACMILLAN AND CO., LIMITED
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PREFACE

A MEASURE of acceptance with which the little volume of Literary Recreations was fortunate enough to meet has emboldened me to put out this further collection of jottings in a library. The pieces here collected, none of which has been printed before, were written, like those in the former volume, in occasional leisure from official duties, and make no claim other than may be founded on the hope that what has interested one saunterer in a library may meet with sympathetic readers outside.

I said in the Preface to my former volume that I should be well content if it served to pass an idle hour ; but I also half confessed that I indulged myself with a further thought. The

essays were put together with some notion that they might perchance be found of interest to students of the art of literature, and illustrate the relations which should exist between

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