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DICTIONARY

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QUOTATIONS IN PROSE

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AMERICAN AND FOREIGN AUTHORS,
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ANNA L. WARD,
EDITOR OF “A Dictionary of Quotations

NS FROM THE POETS,"
“SURF AND WAVE," ETC., ETC.

A great man quotes bravely, and will not draw on his invention
when his memory serves him with a word as good.- Emerson.

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THE NEW YORK
PUBLIC LIBRARY

522852B
AST: k LENOX AND
TIL) EN FOUNDATIONS

R 1959 L

COPYRIGHT, 1889,

BY
T. Y. CROWELL & CO.

C. J. PETERS & SON,
TYPOGRAPHERS AND ELECTROTYPERS,

145 HIGH STREET, BOSTON.

6.92X

PREFACE.

In 1883 I gave to the reading public a work entitled, “ A Dictionary of Quotations from the Poets." The favor with which it has been received has encouraged me to prepare the present compilation, and to hope that henceforth these two works may stand side by side as companion volumes.

In collecting these prose quotations, I have allowed myself a wide range. The chief place has, of course, been accorded to the standard English authors; but, at the same time, a generous amount of space has been assigned to American writers, to the writers of continental Europe, and to the ancient classics of Greece and Rome and the Orient. The prose of the poets, – frequently limited in amount, but often of the highest excellence, — has been successfully explored. Some writers almost unknown to “ literature” have been drawn upon, for the simple reason that utterances which have come from them, in addresses or newspaper articles, have seemed to me sufficiently valuable, because of their terseness, or beanty, or originality, to justify their preservation. On the other hand, authors of world-wide reputation are in not a few instances represented by a meagre selection of passages, simply because their writings, however unquestionable their ability, do not contain quotable sayings. The entire absence of some well-known names is explained in the same way. In a few

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