Page images



Leaves lies near


Hon. Abram S.

U. S. Senator Hewitt: Oliver Wendell H'y W. Long- George W.Cur- Edmunds : The complete- Holmes :

fellow :


* The most comness of the indices

"A massive and "Can hardly fail “A handsome plete and best work is simply astonishteeming volume. It to be a very suc- volume. *

A of the kind. ing. open 'cessful and favorite most serviceable

It deserves a place nothing to be de- dictionaries.” volume."


every library sired.”

table." Ex-Spea k er

Wendell Phil. Randall : CONCORDANCE, 50,000 LINES.

lips. "The best book

“Its variety and of quotations which I have seen

fullness and the I am The Practical

completeness of its much pleased with

index give it rare it. Enclosed find

value to the schocheck for copy."




Henry Ward

Beecher : “ Good all the way through, especially the proverbs of all nations."

Proverbs from all Nations.


1,000 Subjects. 900 Royal 8vo pages.

Maj.-Gen. Me.

Clellan : "A work that should be in every private and public library."

[blocks in formation]

Howard Crosby

D.D., LL.D. :

“A very useful and most practical book. Elaborately and judiciously prepared."

FUNK & WAGNALLS, 10 and 12 Dey St., N. Y.

Maj.-Gen. Han

cock: *** It is a work carefully and intelligently compiled, and of great practical use."


* Daily N.


Y. “ Daily “Christian Un- N. Y. “ Daily Boston “ Daily

Traveler: ion":

Times" : Indispensable as

"Eshaustive and Worcester and Web- * By long odds

“ Other compila- " Its Index alone satisfactory. It is ster. Must long re

the best book of tions of Quotations would place it be- immeasurably the main the standard Quotations in exist

are out of compe- fore all other books best book of Quotaence.

tition." among its kind."

of quotations.”



Fourth Revised Edition. 2000 Corrections and Additions not to be found in the American Reprint. DR. PHILIP SCHAFF VERIFIES THESE CORRECTIONS.


42 Bible House, N. Y., June 22, 1881. Messrs. 1. K. Funk & Co.

Dear Sir:-1 have at your request examined personally myself, and had two literary friends examine, the proof slips of corrections of Young's Analytical Concordance to the Bible,and a comparison of the fourth edition with the first has convinced us that all these corrections have been made in the plates of the fourth edition (1881). Some of these changes are corrections of typographical errors, or the errors of copyists; others are the insertions of important references omitted from the first edition. It is no wonder that, in a work covering many thousands of references, there should have appeared in the first edition so many errors and defects; the wonder is rather that there are no more.

I am glad to bear this testimony as an act of justice to Dr. Young, who has spent so many 'years of self-denying labor upon this work, and has made it by far the most complete Concordance in the English or any other language.

PHILIP SCHAFF. FUNK & WAGNALLS, 10 & 12 Dey St., New York.

THE PRACTICAL CYCLOPÆDIA OF QUOTATIONS. 17,000 Quotations-50,000 Lines of Concordance.


What Representative Men Say: Hon. Samuel J. Randall, Ex-Speaker on the happy completion of a work which of the House of Representatives,

must have cost a great deal of labor. It is a writes from Washington under,

handsome volume. * * Am sure to find it a date of January 7;

most serviceable companion.” “Enclosed find check for copy of 'Cyclo- Noah Porter, D.D., LL.D., President pædia of Quotations. I am much pleased of Yale College, writes :with it. I consider it the best book of quo

“I shall value the book for its own worth, tations which I have seen."

and am confident it will be a help and pleasHon. Abram S. Hewitt, M.C., writes :

ure to many." “In relation to the Cyclopædia of Quota tions,'I desire to express my sincere thanks

Gen. Winfield S. Hancock writes : to you and to the authors of this admirable " It is a work carefully and intelligently publication. The labor bestowed must have compiled, and of great practical use." been immense, and the result is a work indis- Governor's Island, New York Harbor, Jan. pensable to authors, scholars and speakers. 6, 1882. The completeness of the indices is simply

Gen. Stuart L. Woodford writes :astonishing ; and altogether the design is so well executed as to leave nothing to be de

“It seems to me the most complete and

accurate work of the kind I have ever seen. sired on the part of those who may have occasion to find or verify a quotation. And

Such a book is almost invaluable." who is there who has not such need ?"

Office of the U.S. Attorney, New York, Jan. New York, Jan. 3, 1882.

6, 1882. Mr. Jas. E. Harvey, Private Secretary

Oliver Wendell Holmes writes from of Vice-President Davis, writes:

Boston, Mass.: “At the request of Judge Davis, I have

“It is a very handsome and immensely examined the plan of the Cyclopædia of

laborious work; has cost years to make it.

** I shall let it lie near my open dictionQuotations,' and have practically tested its

aries. * * It is a massive and teeming volmerits by reterence to original authorities.

ume." It is admirably organized and fills a void long felt by professional and public men, and even Wendell Phillips writes: by those engaged in literature. Such pains

“It seems to contain almost everything taking and precise work as this book exhibits

one can need, or wish, of fine and striking on every page, fairly entitles it to large suc

and valuable thought in English and other cess."


It is of rare value to the Vice-President's Chamber, Washington, Jan,

scholar, and to those who have not had an 4, 1882.

opportunity to become such.". Maj.-Gen. George B. McClellan writes:“It is the most perfect work of the kind I

Howard Crosby, D.D., LL.D., writes:have yet met with, and I confidently recomme table and writing-desk. It is elaborately

“A most valuable adjunct to the readingmend it as a book that should be in every private and public library."

į and judiciously prepared.” Hon. Geo. F. Edmunds, U. S. Senator, George Washington Childs, Editor of writes:

the Philadelphia Ledger, writes : “An inspection of your 'Cyclopædia of “I send you $20.00 for your 'Cyclopædia ot Quotations' satisfies me that it is the most


He also encloses a notice of complete and best work of the kind with

the work from his paper from which we quote: which I am acquainted. The arrangement “This is unique among, books of quotations. and classification are admirable, and the

It is impossible to give a full idea book constitutes a rich treasury of gems of this rich store-house, except to say that gathered from many fields of literature. It

any one who dips into it will at once make a deserves a place on every library table.”

Senate Chamber, Washington, D. C., Jan. ! place for it among his well-chosen books.” 5, 1882.

| Hon. Rev. J. Hyatt Smith, Member of Henry W. Longfellow writes from Congress, writes: Boston:

“It is a monument of labor and taste. “I shall often read and enjoy this Cyclo- The book has the first place in my library pædia of Quotations.' I am glad to see that this side the Bible and Cruden.” it is so thoroughly furnished with indexes of authors and subjects. It can hardly fail to Hon. Frederick T. Frelinghuysen, Secbe a very successful and favorite volume.'

retary of State, Washington, writen: George William Curtis writes :

“ The authors have overcome the difficul“I congratulate the authors and publishers ties in the way of producing a book of usetul

[ocr errors]

and interesting reference which goes over new ground in a new way. Am much pleased with it." J. H. Rylance, D.D., writes Jan. 13th.;

“I have caretully looked through and tested the 'Cyclopædia of Practical Quotations' as a book of reference, and am thankful to have found it so thoroughly reliable. It is the best bit of work of the kind that I know. It will henceforth be to me a friend always at hand. Such helps are increasingly needed as the treasures of literature grow, and as the demands upon a man's time multiply.”

What the Press in America say: From New York “Herald," Jan. 2.“This is by long odds the best book of quotations in existence, and it may for usefulness be placed beside such works of patient labor as Mary Cowden Clarke's Concordance to Shakespeare. Indeed, it is the much more meritorious as a labor, in that it needed a thorough ransacking of the authors using the English language for the finding of its material, although many compilers had broken the ground. The joint authors, J. K. Hoyt and Anna L. Ward, are Americans, and Mr. Hoyt is a journalist. We offer them our congratulations on the taste, research and ingenuity they have displayed. The general idea of a book of quotations is that it is an easy means for the unlearned to put on the varnish of erudition; for the pretentious to keep up their priggishness; for the writer with poverty of wit to set the gems of genius in his work. Another aspect of its use is that its gems of speech, it fairly set, are always welcome. There is a difference, too, between robbing the cradle and the grave of literature for phrases between quotation marks, and acknowledging by them that what has been 80 well said cannot be bettered in form by the writer or speaker. It may, however, be frankly admitted that much quotation is vanity or affectation. A book like the one we have been perusing is nevertheless distinctly valuable in furnishing the man with a phrase floating in his mind the exact language of the phrase. It not pretended by the authors that every quotable phrase in the language has been cuiled, but a pretty thorough overhauling of its contents has shown that without being perfect in this respect it is wonderfully full. The headings are generally well chosen, though occasionally a cross reference to kin: dred headings would have been an advantage. The list of authors is formidable, and the numerical strength of selections from them fairly represents their standing. To the concordance of English quotations, we give our warmest approval. T'here, indeed, will be found the work's greatest usefulness to the man of letters. The greatest care has been taken in the indexing, and all quotations are not only properly credited to the author, but the line, scene or stanza, and the title of the work, play or poem quoted from, are given. The book is a large, well-printed octavo ot 900 pages, and will at once take its place in well-regulated libraries. At first we were inclined to resent the term, practical quotations,' and we are not yet reconciled to it, but practicability is the essence of the book's construction, and we only wish it had instead been called ' a practical cyclopædia of quotations,'"

From the Daily “Journal of Com merce," New York: “Messrs. I. K. Funk & Co. have sent us an advance copy of their

Cyclopædia of Practical Quotations, English and Latin, with a Copious Appendix.' The work has been compiled by Mr. J. K. Hoyt, who was for many years managing editor of that excellent newspaper, the Newark Daily Advertiser, and Miss Anna L. Ward, said to be a lady of taste and culture. Such a compilation cannot fail to be highly useful. Those who, like ourselves, have spent weary dars in hunting for familiar quotations, will heartily appreciate the work, calculated, as it is, to abbreviate such wearisome labors ; while those who wish a pleasant companion for a leisure hour will find ample entertainment in its crowded pages. It has a very copious index, on which a vast amount of work has been expended to render the contents of the book available at once to the busy student. It is a whole library in itself, and those whose means will not allow them to accumulate many books, or who have not time to consult them in detail, will find this condensed summary of so many notable things worthy of record, a most valuable treasure.”

From the Boston “Globe," Jan. 8.

“One of the most valuable books of the time is the comprehensive 'Cyclopædia of Practical Quotations,' by J. K. Hoyt and Anna L. Ward, and published in attractive style by the New York firm of I. K. Funk & Co. There are over 17,000 quotations, including many not included in previous compilations, and unusual care has been shown in making them strictly accurate, as well as in giving the authorship, where that was ascertainable. An admirable system of classification has been adopted, there being nearly a thousand subject-heads; and by the full concordance, which forms such a valuable feature of this book, every one of these quctations is made readily available. The subdivisions of the Cyclopædia will commend themselves to every reader. Special mention seems to be called for regarding such characteristic features of this book as the collection of nearly 2,000 quotations from the Latin, the list of proverbs and familiar sayings in French, German, Italian and other modern languages ; the department of Latin law terms, which is particularly valuable; and a biographical dictionary of the names of the 1,200 authors quoted in this work. In all respects the Cyclopædia, with its 900 pages, is worthy to be accounted as one of the great publications of the day. A monument of industry and well-directed work, marked by thorough system, this Cyclopædia of Prac. tical Quotations must at once take its place among the few really standard books-a volume indispensable to the man of letters, and one which should be in the library of every reader."

From the “Christian Union," New York : "The 'Cyclopædia of Practical Quotations, prepared by J. K. Hoyt and Anna L. Ward, and published by I. K. Funk & Co., will prove a valuable publication. To any person who has ever needed its aid the ordinary dictionary of quotations is & grief of heart and a vexation. What you want you never can find, and what you do not want is perpetually presenting itself. Moreover, svch collections are usually ill-digested and worse

[ocr errors]

edited, and of do earthly good when you call upon them. We can except from this verdict Mr. Ramage's 'Beautiful Thoughts' series ; but these are too fine to be popular. What the people want, and what the student and the professional man and the literary man all want, is a working cyclopædia—and here it is, at last.

“Opening the pages at random, we strike the gloomy, but important, topic, 'Death,' and discover fourteen columns given to this alone, and the authors' names arranged alphabetically; while each quotation on the doublecolumned octavo pages is distinguished by an italic letter for the sake of easy reference. Some departments, such as Trees,' Flowers,' 'Birds,' Occupations,' 'Months,' 'Seasons,' etc., have also sub-heads, and quotations are classified, for greater convenience, under them. In things like these there is hardly an improvement to be suggested. It is quite the same, too, when we observe the character and scope of the Latin extracts, of which there are in the neighborhood of two thousand, including law and ecclesiastical terms, proverbs and mottoes. But the highest praise we can bestow we are ready to give to the concordance' by which the Eng. lish quotations are rendered available.

“If we descended to a certain small and hypercritical style of investigation we could probably find a few faults, such as the authors themselves will probably discover and correct in a later edition. No great work is free from occasional blemishes, and we have observed some ourselves, which we might certainly take the liberty to note. But such a vast piece of labor, involving both skill and judgment, and covering more than nine hundred pages, invites and even challenges a broad and fair discussion of its merits and defects. The former are all summed up, to vur mind, in two words : convenience and usefulness. It nearly supersedes Mrs. Cowden Clarke's 'Concordance to Shakespeare' for practical utility. And the compilations of Allibone (over which we have often grown wrathy enough) and Bartlett (which it drains to the dregs) are quite out of competition.

On the whole, we rejoice over this book. We shall no longer beat over half of creation for an elusive quotation. We shall be greatly preserved from a desire to employ what Bishop Coxe happily styled an appropriate form of words by which Christian people might suitably express themselves on occasions of great spiritual provocation. If we misquote the bishop's language ourselves, we do it unintentionally, and we know he will set us right. He might, perhaps, furnish a certified copy for the second edition of the Cyclopædia.'

"It remains that we should add that in this heavy undertaking Messrs. Funk & Co. have shown good typographical taste and judgment, and have put the book on excellent paper, and in a durable and neat binding, and offer it at a moderate price: The defects which a smaller style of criticism may discover will doubtless be promptly remedied, but for the scope and usefulness of the work itselt we have most hearty and unqualified approbation. Especially, too, because our American authors are so largely represented."

From the Daily." Times,”' New York: “If this new competitor with the established books of quotations had no better feature to

recommend it, the elaboration of its index would place it before others of the kind. Th. main index is, in fact, a concordance, and occupies more than two hundred large octavo pages of close print. It is followed by a concordance to the English translations of the Latin quotations, the list of wbich is very large. The Latin quotations have their own index. There are also topical indexes for the English and the Latin subjects; an alphabetical register of the authors quoted ; a list of ecclesiastical terms and definitions; another of Latin law terms and phrases in common use; a compilation of Latin, French, Spanish, Portuguese and other proverbs and mottoes. Under the title of Unclassified Quotations are ranged many short sayings of noted authors in the order of their initial letters. Naturally enough, the very purpose for which such books are compiled is defeated if the reader cannot turn readily to the quotation wanted. Half the use of cyclopædias of quotations comes from the need of some work of reference which shall render exactly the floating memory of the phrase. Some little clue is lurking in the mind, the general bearing of the desired sentence is known but the conscientious quoter wants to quote rightly or not at all. Hence the value of indexing after this fashion, where it needs only a slight clue to lead the eye to the desired quotation. Moreover, when found this compilation gives a further clue to the whereabouts of the context, which may, atter all, be the object in view. An editor's claim that the grouping of certain prominent objects, like those under 'Birds, flowers' or 'Trees, is novel. “Not a line,' they assert, has been knowingly added merely to expand the book. The elaborate indexes are secondary to the general alphabetical plan on which the subjects are arranged, and under each subject the quotations stand alphabetically, according to the name of the author. An ingenious system of small letters indicates the quarter of the double-columned page in which the quotation stands."

From the Boston "Post," Jan. 10.

“The entire reading public, but more especially the great army of students and literary workers, will hail this volume with undisguised satisfaction, for it is a boon to them that they have time out of mind longed for in vain.

Is a monument of industry, research and learning. * * The book is indexed in the most superior manner, both according to topics and by a concordance to the English quotations. The magnitude of the work which has been done in the compilation of this cyclopædia impresses one at the very outset, and the authors have every reason to be proud of what they have jointly accomplished. Mr. Hoyt is a trained journalist, having been managing editor of the Newark Daily Advertiser for many years, and the arrangement of the book and all its methods show a thorough understarding of the needs of those for whom it is intended. Miss Ward is said to be a lady ot exceptionally fine culture and literary taste,

and of this the work gives good evidence. For convenience and usefulness the work cannot, to our mind, be surpassed, and it must long remain the standard among its kind, ranking side by side with, and being equally indispensable in every well-ordered library, as Worcester's or Webster's dictionary, Roget's Thesaurus, and Crabb's Synonyms,

[ocr errors]

Enthusiastic Comments from the Advance

Subsoribers. Concordanco brings overy quotation valuable. Compilers' work thoroughly done."-ARCH. under the eyo at once.—“Valuable to any IBALD GUNN, Windsor, N. S. public speaker-its range of subjects is extensive, and the

Can find the stolen scraps. "They have complete concordance brings every quotation under

been at a great least of languages and stolen the saaps, the eye at once."-Geo. H. BROWN, Cherokee, La.

is true with regard to the book. And the beauty of it Treasury of Information.--". Your literary is, that you can find the scraps' by the excellent infriends owe you a debt of gratitude for such a treasury dexes.”—PETER LINDSAY, Seneca Falls, N. Y. of information so thoroughly digested, and yet admir

A masterpiece in English literature.-ably indexed."-R. F. BUNTING, Galveston, Texas.

“A work of superior merit, a masterpiece in English " All that my fancy painted it.”_W. literature. The best work of the kind ever issued from G. PUDDEFORD, White Clouds, Mich.

the American press.”-Chas. M Cain, Clarksville, Va. Surprised at the size and quallty.- Scholarship, research and tact. “ Am surprised at the size, extent of quotations and "Scholarship, research and tact, have combined to their quality."-Rev. W. K. SMITH, Atlanta, Ga. produce a work of rare worth."-1. W. OLEWINE An excellent work." An excellent work.

Manor Neill, Pa. Am well satisfied."-S. Bixby, Holland, Mass.

Never saw its equal." Have never seen Never saw its equal.-" The most acceptable

anything to equal it in arrangement and quality of book of quotations I ever saw."- Rev. F. J. GRIMES, quotations.".-F. ALBERT, Teacher of Mathematics in Park Hill, N. H.

the Millersville, Pa., State Normal School. Exactly fits a niche in my Library."

Most brilliant gems of literature.-HENRY M. RANT, Middleboro, Mass.

“ The quotations cover a wide field with some of the Far surpasses anything of the kind.

most brilliant gems of the literature of the English and -“ Far surpasses anything of the kind I have ever

other languages."-I. BURNETT, Pine Plains, N. Y. seen.”-I. B. BANKER, Morgan Park, Ill.

Key that will unlock many treasures. Romarkably low in price." It is what

-" It is a magnificent work, a key that will unlock you claimed for it, and remarkably cheap at that. '

many treasures of thought to the wise scribe and to the F. B. Haule, Holyoke, Mass.

mirister of discerning spirits, realms of noblest power.

The lecturer who would succeed in both inreresting The help needed.-"It is in a line where I have and edifying his audience, cannot afford to dispense need of help."-FAYETTE HURD, Laingsburg, Mich. with this most valuable work."-R. W. JENKINS,

Without a peer.—"A work of very great Boothbay. merit, and is without a peer."-JESSE F. SHARPE, Its superior is not to be found in literNewburg, N. Y.

ature.--" Reaches my highest expectations in both “A book of great value.”-F. G. CLARE,

quantity and quality of matter. I think it next to im. Gloucester, Mass.

possible to find its equal, and its superior is not in any

field of literature. The price is astonishingly low."Woll-choson compilation -“A splendid

Rev. A. L. HUTCHINSON, Morrison, Ill. re-inforcement to any man's library-a comprehensive,

Every literary family should have it. wide-scoped.well-chosen compilation.”-G. G. BAKER, _“I am much pleased with the wide range of quota. Baltimore.

tions; would recommend its presence in every family It has the pithy sontonces speakers inclined to literary pursuits."-S. M. L. THICKSTUN, need.--"My highest expectations have been realized. principal of the Central University, Pella, lowa. It is the short, pithy sentences that the speaker needs, No library is complete without it. and not the long-drawn, though very ornate, “illustra- "No library can be complete without it."-Rev. T. A. tion."-Rev. I. M. FUET, JR., Staunton, Va.

BRACKEN, D.D., Lebanon, Ky. Beyond comparison the best, -“ Far Scholars can't afford to be without it. urpasses my expectations, and is, beyond comparison, -"A glance will

show that no scholar can afford to do the best work of its kind I have ever seen."-Rev. E. without it." - Rev. J. P. WILLIAMSON, Yankton R. ESCHBACH, D. D., Frederic, Md.

Agency, Dak. Ter. Mixcoeds highest expectations." Ex- The typography good for sore eyes.ceeds my high est expectations."-C. Price, Harris. “ Its typographical appearance is beautitul, and good burg, Pa.

for sore eyes.' I am surprised to find it so agreeable a Far garpa gros our promises." Far sur- bookin every respect."-Rev. F. E. KITTREDGE, State passes my expectations and your promises."-1. B. Missionary of the Michigan Unitarian Conference. SAXTON, Troy, N. Y.

Found authorship at once.-“Has already Surpasses the high reputation our enabled me to find the authorship of two poetical quohouse led him to expect.-" Knowing the tations in common use which no member of our society reputation of your house, I was prepared to see in the knew."-J. A. HENDRICKS, Collegeville, Mont, Co., Quotations'' a first-class work. But I must confess

Penn. that it far exceeds my expectations.”I. M. HAMP- Twenty years in want of one._"For TON, St. Louis, Mo.

twenty years 1 have wanted a concordance of quotaSuperior to what he anticipated.- tions.' I immediately tested this one, with periect suc. "Much superior to what I anticipated. Contents cess."--C. HUNTINGTON, L'over, Del.

It contains every desirable quotation to be found in other books of the kind, and, besides, thousands of quotations not heretofore collected.

THE ACCURACY OF ALL QUOTATIONS HAS BEEN CAREFULLY VERIFIED; the authorship of each has been identified, and the place where to be found indicated. The arrangement embraces many new features, which will

Make at once accessible every one of the 17,000 QUOTATIONS. Prices: Royal 8vo, over nine hundred pages, heavy paper, in cloth binding, $5; in sheep, $6,50; in half morocco, $8; in full morocco, $10. FUNK & WAGNALLS, Pulishers,

10 and 12 Dey Street, N. Y.

« PreviousContinue »