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The Publishers have much pleasure in recording the following testimonials in recommendation of the Family, Classical Library.
"Mr. Valpy has projectod a Family Classical Library. The idea is excellent, and the work cannot fail to be acceptable to youth of both sexes as well as to a large portion of the reading community, who have not had the benefit of a learned education.”—Gentleman's Magazine, Dec. 1829.
“ We have here the commencement of another undertaking for the more general distribution of knowledge, and one which, if as well conducted ay we may expect, bids fair to occupy an enlarged station in our immediate literature. The volume before us is a specimen woll calculated to recommend what are to follow. Leland's Demosthenes is an excellent work." -Lit. Gazette.
“This work will be roceived with great gratification by every man who knows the value of classical knowledge. All that we call purity of taste, vigour of style, and force of thought, has either been taught to tho modern world by the study of the classics, or bas been guided and restrained by those illustrious models. To extend the knowledge of such works is to do a public service."-Court Journal.
“'The Family Classical Library is another of those cheap, useful, and elegant works, which we lately spoke of as forming an era in our pub listuing listory."-Spectator.
“The present era scems destined to be honourably distinguished in literary history by the high character of the works to which it is succor sively giving birth. Proudly independent of the fleeting taste of the day, they boast substantial worth which can never be disregarded; they put forth a claim to permanent estimation. The Family Classical Library is a noble undertaking, which the name of the editor assures us will be executed in a style worthy of the great originals.”—Morning Post.
“This is a very promising speculation; and as the taste of the day runs just now very strongly in favour of such Miscellanies, we doubt not it will meet with proportionate success. It needs no adventitious aid, how ever influential; it has quite sufficient merit to enable it to stand on its own foundation, and will doubtless assume a lofty grade in public ravour."-Sun.
“This work, published at a low price, is beautifully got up. Though to profess to be content with translations of the Classics has been us nounced as 'the thin disguise of indolence,' there are thousands who have no leisure for studying the dead languages, who would yet like to know what was thought and said by the sages and poets of antiquity To them this work will be a treasure."-Sunday Times.
“ This design, which is to communicate a knowledge of the most osteemed authors of Greece and Rome, by the inoat approved translations, to those from whom their treasures, without such assistance, would be bidden, must surely be approved by overy friend of literature, by every lover of mankind.' We shall only say of tbe first volume, that as the execution well accords with the design, it must cominued general approbation."-The Observer.
“ We see no reason why this work should not find its way into the boudoir of the lady, as well as into tho library of the learned. It is cheap, portable, and altogether a work which may safely bo placed in tho banda of pornons of both keXAY."---Weakly Tres Press.