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Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books

with Introductions, Notes and Illustrations

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Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 173,201 / 504 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 58.3
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 331
Added to site: 2004.08.16
mnybks.net#: 8955
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Non-fiction,
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nswered unto his Lordship that I could not amend it, but if I should so presume I might apaire it, for it was right well and cunningly made and translated into right good and fair English. Notwithstanding, he willed me to oversee it, and shewed me divers things, which, as seemed to him, might be left out, as divers letters, missives sent from Alexander to Darius and Aristotle, and each to other, which letters were little appertinent unto dictes and sayings aforesaid, forasmuch as they specify of other matters. And also desired me, that done, to put the said book in imprint. And thus obeying his request and commandment, I have put me in devoir to oversee this his said book, and behold as nigh as I could how it accordeth with the original, being in French. And I find nothing discordant therein, save only in the dictes and sayings of Socrates, wherein I find that my said Lord hath left out certain and divers conclusions touching women. Whereof I marvel that my Lord hath not written them, ne what hath moved him s

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