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LONDON:

J. SWIFT & co., 55, KING STREET, W.

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PREFACE.

The rapid sale of the first volume of

Moxon's Standard Penny Readings,” and the prompt demand not only for further editions of that volume, but also for a continuation of the series, are most gratifying proofs that the issue is as popular as its projectors hoped and believed that it would be. They are a complete answer to the objections of those critics who asserted that the public was already oversupplied with collections of extracts from the works of the most distinguished of our writers.

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