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WILEY AND PUTNAM'S

LIBRARY OF

AMERICAN BOOK S.

PAPERS ON LITERATURE AND ART.

PART I.

PAPERS

ON

LITERATURE AND ART.

BY

S. MARGARET FULLER,

AUTHOR OF “A SUMMER ON THE LAKES ;" “WOMAN IN THE NINETEENTH

CENTURY,” ETC. ETC.

PART I.

LONDON:
WILEY & PUTNAM, 6, WATERLOO PLACE.

1846.

[ENTERED AT STATIONERS' HALL.]

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PREFACE.

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In the original plan for publishing a selection from my essays in different kinds which have appeared in periodicals, I had aimed at more completeness of arrangement than has been attained in these two volumes. Selections had been made from essays on English literature, on Continental and American literature, and on Art. I had wished, beside, for a department in which to insert sketches of a miscellaneous character, in prose and verse.

It was proposed, in the critical pieces, to retain the extracts with which they were originally adorned, as this would give them far more harmony and interest for the general reader.

The translation, however, of the matter from a more crowded page to its present form has made such a difference, that I have been obliged to drop most of the extracts from several of the pieces. Moreover, in approaching the end of the first number, I found myself obliged to omit more than half the essays I had proposed on the subject of English literature, the greater part of those on Art, and those on Continental literature and of a miscellaneous kind entirely. I find, indeed, that the matter which I had

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