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Excerpt from Cornell ScribblingsIf you are a keen observer you have noted that this is a Foreword rather than a Preface.We would like to have written a regular preface saying that we have compiled this text at the urgent solicitation of our manyMoreExcerpt from Cornell ScribblingsIf you are a keen observer you have noted that this is a Foreword rather than a Preface.We would like to have written a regular preface saying that we have compiled this text at the urgent solicitation of our many friends and our colleagues in the department, who declared that it was needed to fill a long felt want- that it would be advisable to use three or four of our other works as references in connection with the course- that the theory in chapters XIX to XXIV is advanced and may be omitted in an elementary course without affecting the value of the rest of the work- and so on according to the conventional textual style.But that didnt seem quite the thing, so we have written a little Foreword, instead.The first poem in the book, The Library Fireplace, was written for us by Dean Smith, of Sibley College. For that and for the interest that he has taken in this work, we wish to express our very sincere thanks.For the illustration on page 4 we are indebted to G. B. Wiser, 17.We are also very grateful to the Widow for permission to use many things that first appeared in her pages.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.