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become an indispensable help in the
work of our senior English class.

Sidney's Defense of Poesy.

Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Albert S. Cook, Professor
of English in Yale University. 12mo. Cloth, xlv + 103 pages. By
mail^ 90 cents ; for introduction, 80 cents.

A S a classic text-book of literary aesthetics, Sidney's Defense has
enduring interest and value. Something of the character of
Sidney as a man, of the grandeur of his theme, of the signifi-
cance of poetry, of sound methods of profiting by poetry and of
judging it, — ought to be disclosed by study of the book. In
the notes everything is considered with reference to the learner,
as far as possible ; and the point of view is not exclusively that
of the grammarian, the antiquary, the rhetorician, or the ex-
plorer of Elizabethan literature, but has been chosen to include
something of all these, and more.

William ICinto, Prof, of Litera-
ture, University of Aberdeen: It
seems to me to be a very thorough
and instruc;tive piece of work. The
interests of the student are consulted
in every sentence of the Introduction
and Notes, and the paper of ques-
tions is admirable as a guide to the
thorough study of the substance of
the essay.

Homer T. Fuller, Pres, Worcester
Polytechnic Institute, Worcester,
Mass, : I think every lover of the
best specimens of good thought and

good writing in our mother tongue
must confess his obligations to both
editor and publishers of such a
volume as this. First, for the breadth
and accuracy of the notes; second,
for the historical research and good
critical judgment displayed in the
introduction; third, for the good
taste and clearness of the type and
print ; and fourth, for the timeliness
of the appearance of a volume which
just at present calls attention to some
of the essentials of poetry.

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Shelley's Defense of Poetry.

Edited, with Introdaction and Notes, by Albert S. Cook, Professor of
English in Yale University. 12mo. Cloth, xxvi + 86 pages. Price by
mail, 60 cents; for introduction, 50 cents.

OHELLEY'S Defense may be regarded as a companioii-piece to
that of Sidney. In their diction, however, the one is of the
sixteenth century and the other of the nineteenth. For this reason
a comparison of the two is of interest to the student of historical
English style. But, apart from this, the intrinsic merits of Shelley's
essay must ever recommend it to the lover of poetry and of beauti-
ful English. The truth which he perceives and expounds is one
which peculiarly needs enforcement at the present day, and it is
nowhere presented in a more concise or attractive form.

Jolm F. Oenung, Prof, of Rhetoric,
Amherst College: By his ixcellent
editions of these three works. Profes-
sor Cook is doing invaluable seiarice
for the study of poetry. The works
themselves, written by men who were
masters alike of poetry and prose,
are standard as literature; and in

the introductions and notes, which
evince in every part the thorough and
sympathetic scholar, as also in the
beautiful form given to the books by
printer and binder, the student has
11 the help to the reading of them
that he can desire.

Cardinal Newman's Essay on Poetry,

With reference to Aristotle's Poetics. Edited, with Introduction and
Notes, by Albert S. Cook, Professor of English in Yale University.
8vo. Limp cloth, x + 36 pages. Mailing price, 35 cents ; for introduc-
tion, 30 cents.

rpHE study of what is essential and what accidental in poetry is
more and more engaging the attention of thoughtful men,
particularly those occupied with educational work. Newman's
Essay expresses the view of one who was a man of both action
and theory. Besides this, the Essay is a notable example of the
literary work of one who has been considered the greatest master
of style in this generation. The illustrative apparatus provided by
the editor includes practical hints on the study of Greek drama in
English, an index, an analysis, and a few suggestive notes.

Hiram Corson. Prof, of English,
Cornell University. In its editorial,
character it's an elegant piece of
work. • • • The introduction is a

multum in parvo bit of writing ; and
the notes show the recherche scholar-
ship of the editor.

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77?^ Art of Poetry :

The Poetical Treattaea of Horace, ¥ida, and Boi/eau, with the tranS'

lationa by Howea, P*tt, and Soame.

Edited by Albert S Cook, Professor of the English Langoaee and
Literature in Yale University. 12mo. Cloth. 214 pages. Mailing
price, $1.25; for introduction, $1.12.

npHIS .volume is intended to meet the wants of three classes of
teachers and students, those of Latin, French, and English or
comparative literature. To the first class it will furnish the best
Latin metrical criticisms, ancient and modem, on poetry ; to the
second, a classic which every highly educated Frenchman is sup-
posed to know by heart : and to the third, an authoritative state-
ment, by poets themselves, of the canons recognized in the
Augustan ages of Latin, Italian, and French literature, and, to a
very considerable extent, in the soKsalled Augustan period of
English literature, the reign of Queen Anne. Those who read
Latin wid French will here find the originals, while those who
read only English are provided with standard translations. A
full index, containing lists of the Homeric and Virgilian passages
illustrated and a topical analysis of the threefold work enhance
its value for the class-room and the private student.

BUM Perry, Prof, of English, as well as his scholarship. ... I
Williams College : The fullness and wish to express my admiration of
accuracy of the references in the such faithful and competent editing,
notes is a testimony to his patience

Addison's Criticisms on Paradise Lost

Edited by Albert S. Cook, Professor of the English Language and Lit-
erature in Yale University. 12mo. Cloth. . xxvi + 200 iiages. Mailing
price, $1.10; for introduction, $1.00.

nnHE text of this edition is based upon the literal reproductions

of Arber and Morley, and, allowing for the modernization of

spelling and punctuation, is believed to be more correct than any

published in this century. The index is unusually full, and will

enable Addison's comments on any particular passage of Paradise

Lost, as weU as on those of the ancient epics with which it is

compared, to be found with the least possible trouble.

Y. D. Scndder, Inst, in Englishlhe welcome as an addition to our
LitercUure, Wellesley College: Itlstore of text-books,
seems to me admirably edited and to|

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'What is Poetry?'

Leigh Hunt's An Answer to the Question including Remarks on

Edited by Albert S. Cook, Professor of the English Language and
Literature in Yale University. 12mo. Cloth. 000 pages. Mailing
price, 000 cents; for introduction, 000 cents.

^NE of the most delightful short pa^rs on the subject of '

poetry is this of Leigh Hunt. Its definitions, its quotations,
and especially its charm and spirit make it peculiarly valuable
for school and college use as an introduction to a course in poetry
or criticism. In this edition the quotations are conformed to the
best texts, which cannot always be said of the ordinary issues.
The notes are few and brief, and have, for convenience, been
relegated to the foot of the page ; in many cases they are merely
devoted to locating the quotations employed in the text, an aid
for which both teacher and student will be thankful. The index,
as in other books by the same editor, is a feature of 'the new

Analytics of English Prose and Poetry.

Bv L. A. Sherman, Professor of English Literature in the University
of Nebraska. 12mo. Cloth. 000 pages. Mailing price, 000 cents;
for introduction, 000 cents.

n^HIS book was written to embody a new system of teaching
literature that has been tried with great success. The chief
features of the system are the recognition of elements^ and insuring
an experience of each, on the part of the learner, according to the
laboratory plan. The principal stages in the evolution of form
in literature are made especial subjects of study.

It aims to make criticism begin on less vague and more exact
foundations. The discussion in each chapter is in the nature of a
condensed lecture before laboratory experiment and verification in
the topic treated. The text-pages of the volume proper aie adapted
alike to students of higher or lower grade, and the treatment, so
far as left incomplete, is continued in notes provided in an appen-
dix. To aid teachers not acquainted with laboratory methods,
hints and suggestions how to set the student at work for himself
are added to many chapters.

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