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In behalf of quotations from the original, it is to be urged that, to defamiliarise the minds of the public, so much as is now the custom, from the sight of other languages than their own, is injurious to the maintenance of scholarship; and were it not so, the works quoted from are many of them not in general use, and some are of highest rarity ;—it is, therefore, only simple, justice to the reader to place before him the original on the very page he is reading.
The value of the work will doubtless be increased by the Appendices and the very full Index which have been added. These will enable such as are inclined more thoroughly to compare together the different parts of the work, and better to judge of it, and to pursue its subjects elsewhere.
My offering I hang up where many brighter garlands have been placed, -and where, as generations pass away, many more will be brought; it is at his shrine whose genius consecrated the English tongue to some of the highest purposes of which speech is capable. For Humanity itself he rendered his Service of Song a guidance to that which is noble as well as beautiful,a sympathy with our nature as well as a truth for our souls. God's benison rest upon his memory !
A.D. 1543 ·
3. Down to Shakespeare's birth, A.D. 1564
Sect. 4. Emblem Works and Editions from A.D. 1564 to 1616
2. Until he had ended the Twelfth Night in 1615
8. Moral and Æsthetic Emblems
MISCELLANEOUS EMBLEMS, RECAPITULATION, AND CONCLUSION
SUBJECTS, MOTTOES, AND SOURCES of the EMBLEM IMPRESE
REFERENCES TO PASSAGES FROM SHAKESPEARE, AND TO THE COR.
RESPONDING DEVICES OF THE EMBLEMS TREATED OF
Block-Print, British Museum.
XVI. Providence making Rich and mak- Coornhert, Ed. 1585
XVII. Time flying
Otho Vænius, Emblemata, Ed. . 491
Stans vno capit omnia puncto.