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“A greater desideratum to the English reader cannot well be brought to public notice."-Bell's Weekly Messenger.

ů The Family Classical Library may be reckoned as one of the most instructive series of works now in the course of publication.".-Cambridge Chronicle.

“A series of works under the title of the Fanily Classical Library is now in the course of publication, which will, no doubt, arrest the attention of all the admirers of elegant and polite literature-of that literaturs which forms the solid and indispensable basis of a sound and gentlemanly education.”-Bath Herald.

“We are inclined to augur the most beneficial results to the rising generation from the plan and nature of this publication; and we doubt not that under the able superintendence of Mr. Valpy, the value of the present work will not exceed its success as a mere literary speculation. It ought to find a place in every school and private family in the kingdom.”—Bristol Journal.

“ The design of this publication is highly laudable: if it be patronised according to its deserts, we have no hesitation in saying that its success will be very considerable."--Edinburgh Advertiser.

“If we had been called on to state what in our opinion was wanted to complete the several periodicals now in course of publication, we should have recommended a translation of the most approved ancient writers, in a corresponding style. This undertaking, therefore, of Mr. Valpy's, most completely meets the view we had entertained on the subject. We strongly recommend the production to the notice of schools, as its perusal must tend to implant on the minds of the pupils a love for ancient lore. In Ladies' Seminaries the series will, indeed, be invaluable—the stores of antiquity being thus thrown open to them."-Plymouth and Devonport Herald,

“Economy is the order of the day in books. The Family Classical Library will greatly assist the classical labours of tutors as well as pupils. We suspect that a period is arriving when the Greek and Latin authors will be more generally read through the medium of translations."-Cheltenham Journal.

“We avail ourselves of the earliest opportunity of introducing to the notice of our readers a work which appears to promise the utmost advan. tage to the rising generation in particular. There is no class of people to whom it is not calculated to be useful-to the scholar, it will be an agreeable guide and companion; while those to whom a classical education has been denied will find in it a pleasant and a valuable avenue towards those ancient models of literary greatness, which, even in this age of boasted refinement, we are proud to imitate."-Aberdeen Chronicle.

"The Family Classical Library will contain the most correct and elegant translations of the immortal works of all the great authors of Greece and Rome; an acquaintance with whose writings is indispensable to every man who is desirous of acquiring even modern classical attainments”. Liverpool Albion.

"This volume promises to be an invaluable acquisition to those but partially acquainted with the Greek and Latin languages: such of the fair sex inore especially as direct their laudable curiosity in the channel of classic literature must find in translation the very key to the knowledge they seek. The mere trifle for which the lover of literature may now furnish his library with an elegant and uniform edition of the best trans. lations from the classics, will, it cannot be doubted, easure the Family Classical Library a welcome reception."—Woolmer's Exeter Gazette.

“This work will supply a desideratum in literature; and we hope it will meet with encouragement. The translations of many of the ancient authors, who may be looked on as the great storehouse of modern literature, are out of the reach of the English reader; and this publication will render them accessible to all."-Yorkshire Gazette.

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MAR 5 1841



(Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1832, by J. & J. Harper,

in the Office of the Clerk of the Southern District of New-York.]


Rev. AND DEAR SIR,The work which you are preparing for publication is much needed for general distribution among Christians of all denominations. I am much pleased with the selections which you have made. They are the productions of men who were acquainted with sorrows sanctified by Divine grace, who have expressed these sorrows under the exercise of ardent piety; and, in consequence, are peculiarly calculated to administer comfort to the disconsolate and afflicted. Very respectfully and truly yours, &c.

JOHN A. Yares. Union College, Schenectady,

April 4th, 1832.

I heartily concur in the above recommendation of Professor Yates. The selection of pieces is judicious, and may prove highly useful to the Christian in affliction.

W. C. BROWNLEE. New-York, April 10, 1832.

My views perfectly coincide with the sentiments of Professor Yates and Rev. Dr. Brownlee, as above expressed ; and I have no doubt the work will receive an extensive patronage and prove highly useful.

John A. CLARK, Assistant Minister of Christ Church, N. Y.

I concur in the utility of such a compilation, and have no doubt of its meeting with an extensive circulation.


Rector of St. George's Chapel, N. Y. April 11, 1832.

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