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POINTING, AUT
THE BEST WORKS OF THE PRINCIPAL. WRITERS OF FRANCE,
IN EVERY BRANCH OF LITERATURE; WITH CRITICISMS,
PERSONAL ANECDOTES, AND BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTICES ;

PRECEDED BY A SKETCH OF THE PROGRESS OF

French Literature,

BY

L. T. VENTOUILLAC.

LONDON:

TREUTTEL, WÜRTZ, TREUTTEL, JUN. AND RICHTER,

SOHO SQUARE.

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PREFACE.

IT is now five or six years since a friend who was collecting a Library for his own use, requested me to furnish him with a list of the best works written in French, in every branch of literature ; a request with which I readily complied. The repeated expressions of the advantage and facility thus afforded him by guiding his choice, on a subject where it was natural to suppose I possessed the greater share of information, led me to suppose that what had been advantageous to him, might prove so to others; that in this country, where French is so much studied, many persons might, like him, wish to form a French Library, and like him be at a loss for information, and desirous of assistance on the subject. It was not assuming too much, perhaps, to suppose that I was able to afford

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