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OCCASIONALLY ACCOMPANIED WITH ILLUSTRATIONS, HISTORICAL,

POETICAL, AND ANECDOTICAL.

WITH

An Extensive Index,

REFERRING TO EVERY IMPORTANT WORD.

PHILADELPHIA:
J. B. LIPPINCOTT & CO.

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Rasmus B. Anderson

N53 .

PREFACE.

The advantages of Books of Reference are now so universally acknowledged that it would be wholly superfluous to endeavor to recommend the present work by dwelling on its peculiar merits.

To give a more copious amount of information than has hitherto appeared in any work of the kind has been the design of the present publication; and, unless its author be greatly deceived as to its execution, it can hardly fail to be useful to individuals of all ranks and conditions,—to the man of business and the man of pleasure, the student and the superficial reader, the busy and the idle. Every one who takes any share in conversation, or who dips, however cursorily, into any newspaper or other publication, will every now and then find the advantage of having access to the “New Dictionary of Quotations.”

The author has not restricted himself to purely Classical Quotations, but, as his object is to supply the need of the unlearned as well as to refresh the memory of the scholar, isolated words, expressions in frequent use but imperfectly understood, and terms which have wandered far from their origival import, have been freely incorporated in the work.

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