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Harvard Classics, Vol. 39
 
Prefaces and Prologues
 
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NEW YORK: P.F. COLLIER & SON COMPANY, 1909–14
NEW YORK: BARTLEBY.COM, 2001
 
 
Introductory Note
William Caxton
The Recuyell of the Histories of Troy
Title and Prologue to Book I
Epilogue to Book II
Epilogue to Book III
Epilogue to Dictes and Sayings of the Philosophers
Prologue to Golden Legend
Prologue to Caton (1483)
Epilogue to Aesop (1483)
Proem to Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales
Prologue to Malory’s King Arthur (1485)
 
John Calvin
Dedication of the Institutes of the Christian Religion
General Syllabus
 
Nicolaus Copernicus
Dedication of the Revolutions of the Heavenly Bodies to Pope Paul III
 
John Knox
Preface to The History of the Reformation In Scotland
 
Edmund Spenser
Prefatory Letter to Sir Walter Raleigh On The Faerie Queene
 
Sir Walter Raleigh
Preface to the History of the World
Paras. 1–25
Paras. 26–50
Paras. 51–74
 
 
Francis Bacon
Proœmium of the Instauratio Magna
Epistle Dedicatory to the Instauratio Magna
Preface to the Instauratio Magna
The Plan of the Instauratio Magna
Preface to the Novum Organum
 
Henrie Condell and Iohn Heminge
Preface to the First Folio Edition of Shakespeare’s Plays
 
Sir Isaac Newton
Preface to the Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica
 
John Dryden
Preface to Fables, Ancient and Modern
 
Henry Fielding
Preface to Joseph Andrews
 
Samuel Johnson
Preface to the English Dictionary
Paras. 1–50
Paras. 51–94
Letter to the Right Honorable the Earl of Chesterfield
Preface to Shakespeare
Paras. 1–40
Paras. 41–80
Paras. 81–120
Paras. 121–161
 
J. W. von Goethe
Introduction to the Propyläen
 
 
William Wordsworth
Advertisement to Lyrical Ballads
Preface to Lyrical Ballads
Appendix to Lyrical Ballads
Preface to Poems
Essay Supplementary to Preface
 
 
Victor Hugo
Preface to Cromwell
Paras. 1–30
Paras. 31–60
Paras. 61–90
Paras. 91–120
Paras. 121–143
 
Walt Whitman
Preface to Leaves of Grass
 
Hippolyte Adolphe Taine
Introduction to the History of English Literature
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