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EXTRACTS, AND CHARACTERS
IN ENGLISH LITERATURE,
SIR EGERTON BRYDGES, BART. K. J. M. P.
PRINTED BY T. BENSLEY,
LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN,
PREFACE TO VOL III.
A THIRD Volume of RESTITUTA being completed, it is unnecessary to say more than that the Editor, having rather in the following pages relied on the recondite stores, and accurate information of a learned coadjutor, than on his own distracted memory and hurried pen, trusts that the evidences of curious research and rare matter will be found not only undiminished but augmented. The materials for the minutiæ of our literary history, especially in the department of our old Poetry, are thus gradually ac