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• Of the first volume of this edition we spoke, as it de. served, in terms of high commendation, and the second is fully equal, if not superior to the first. The clearness and elegance of the type, the quality of the paper, the number and beauty of the illustrations, the convenient size of the volume, and its economical price, all and each particularly recommend it, and would of themselves be a marvel in any other age than that which has witnessed the extraordinary care and attention bestowed upon the reproduction of valuable and standard works in a cheap form. Its publisher merits, and will we hope meet with, a success corresponding to the great exertions he has made, and we shall be rejoiced to see the work concluded in the same spirited manner with which it has been begun.'— Bristol Gazette.
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• The efforts of this publisher in the cause of ancient literature are meeting with extensive encouragement, as well for his first project of introducing so long a list of Greek and Latin authors to the notice of the unlearned part of the community in a uniform series, as for the manner in which the promises of using every exertion to render his English translations of the Classics universally acceptable, have been since redeemed.'—New Monthly Magazine.
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