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THE CLASSICS

FOR THE MILLION.

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"Semper honos, nomenque horum, laudesque manebunt.'

BY

HENRY GREY,

LATE SECRETARY TO THE
STOCKWELL PROPRIETARY GRAMMAR SCHOOL,

IN UNION WITH KING'S COLLEGE.

SECOND EDITION,

REVISED AND ENLARGED.

GRIFFITH & FARRAN,

SUCCESSORS TO NEWBERY AND HARRIS,
WEST CORNER, ST. PAUL'S CHURCHYARD, LONDON.
E. P. DUTTON & CO., NEW YORK.

- MDCCCLXXXI.

[The Rights of Reproduction and of Translation are reserved.]

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PRE FACE.

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VERY one who agrees with the inscription in

our National Gallery, which declares that · The works of those who have stood the test of ages have a claim to that respect and veneration to which no modern can pretend,' will admit that it is equally applicable to the Ancient Classic Authors, whose writings contain the springs of thought from whence have emanated the intellectual development and mental culture of all succeeding generations.

But the creations of the pen are not so universally intelligible as those of the chisel and brush; for, while the most unlearned can comprehend and appreciate the productions of the Sculptors and Painters of all ages and countries, very few, even of those who have received a liberal education, are able to read the works of the celebrated Greek and

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