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be desired, the sketch of our great Poet, by Mr Gilfillan, is such as was to be expected from such a pen on such a subject. .. The second volume is adorned by a Critical Estimate of the Poet's Genius and Works. This essay is an affair of unusual splendour. Never had Mr Gilfillan a nobler theme, and never did he embark in greater earnestness on the discussion. A great poet himself, in soul and spirit, although he has never taken to verse, he is perfectly at home in conversing with our renowned Republican Bard. The present disquisition is, beyond doubt, a magnificent affair, intensely elaborated, and strikingly indicative of those rare powers to which the world is already so much indebted.
Dumfries and Galloway Courier. This beautifully got up volume, forming the third of the Library Edition of the British Poets, edited by the Rev. G. Gilfillan, does great credit to both publisher and editor. There is a concise, yet well written life of the Poet, faultless typography, added to cheapness, even in this age of cheap books. The book is worthy of a place in any library.
Perthshire Courier. We never lifted our pen to recommend any publication with more pleasure than this reprint of the British Poets. . . . . . It is an edition not before this to be met with, even in the libraries of the nobility. We hope to hear that all ages, as well as every class of society, will appreciate a publication which we again say we have much pleasure in commending to all, as we are sure we can do so with much safety.
Stirling Observer. This noble edition of the British Poets throws the Aldine publications of Pickering, notwithstanding their antique elegance, completely into the shade. The reputation it acquired, when the first of the series appeared, continues to be amply sustained. In the brief, but discriminating and masterly, introductions, from the pen of Mr Gilfillan—in the careful revision which the text has undergone—in the magnificent paper and typography and getting up of the volume, this edition is without a rival. ..... Both editor and publisher again receive our thanks. They have produced an edition of Thomson of which his native country may be proud.
The Leader. The volumes before us contain Milton and Thomson. They are printed in large handsome type, fitted even for ancient eyes, with liberal margins for the loving pencils of students. As reprints, they are the cheapest and handsomest
we can name.
Edinburgh Advertiser. The paper and printing of the volumes are of the highest class—forming, in these respects, a striking contrast to all existing cheap editions, in which so few efforts have been made to combine superiority in production with low prices ; and the binding-dark green cloth, with an ivy-leaved pattern—is most suitable to the character of the work. When we say, in conclusion, that six of these volumes are to be delivered to the subscribers every year for no higher price than one guinea, we think we have said more of this work than could be said of any other with which we are acquainted.
With Life, Critical Dissertation, and
REV. GEORGE GILFILLAN.
LONDON: JAMES NISBET AND CO.
DUBLIN: W. ROBERTSON.