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EDWARD I. SEARS, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
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E. I. SEARS,
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ART. I.-1. 'Oun pov Anavra. H. E. Homeri Opera Omnia, Ex
Recensione Et Cum Notis Samuelis Clarkii, S. T. P. Accessit
siæ. 2. Prælectiones Academico Oxonii habitoe. By JOANNE KEBLE,
A. M. Poeticæ Publico Prælectore. Oxford. 3. Homeri Carminia, cum brevi annotatione accedunt variæ Lec
tiones et Observationes veterum Grammaticorum, cum nostræ ætatis Critica, curante C. G. HEYNE. Lipsiæ.
THE greatest mind that ever mortal had, was, beyond all dispute, that of Homer. For at least twenty-eight hundred years—most probably three thousand-his works have continued to astonish and delight the human race. No great poet has appeared in any part of the world, whether in the East or in the West, in Italy or Persia, in France or India, in England or in China, who has not directly or indirectly drawn inspiration from the inexhaustible Homeric fountain. None except those who have made examinations, of which but few even among scholars are capable, have any adequate idea of the amount borrowed, often without the alteration of a word, by the most renowned of the world's poets, from the divine Homer. What is still more remarkable is, that it is those who have followed him most closely that have succeeded
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