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PASSAGES FROM THE
SELECTED AND ARRANGED WITH NOTES BY THE
REV. FRANCIS ST. JOHN THACKERAY, M. A.
PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION.
O comprise, so far as may be, within the limits of a school-book a representative Latin Anthology is the object of this EdiThe selections themselves remain unaltered, but the notes, which are now in English, have been throughout re-cast or re-written, and numerous additions have been made to them. The aim proposed has been, to leave no passage presenting any material difficulty without some explanation, though minuteness of discussion has not been attempted. In a collection extending over so wide a field, embracing as it does several thousand lines, there are naturally many parts that mutually illustrate each other. This will account for the frequent references to parallel passages in the book itself-a feature which, it is hoped, will contribute to its usefulness as a class-book. An apology is perhaps hardly needed for the constant appearance in the notes of