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by me (without, however, any corresponding omissions), and yet there is not one single book which occurs in every list, or even in half of them, and only about half a dozen which appear in more than one of the nine.
If these authorities, or even a majority of them, had concurred in their recommendations, I would have availed myself of them; but as they differ so greatly I will allow my list to remain almost as I first proposed it. I have, however, added Kalidasa's Sakuntala or The Lost Ring, and Schiller's William Tell, omitting, in consequence, Lucretius and Miss Austen : Lucretius because though his work is most remarkable, it is perhaps less generally suitable than most of the others in the list; and Miss Austen because English novelists were somewhat over-represented.
“ All places that the eye of Heaven visits Are to the wise man ports and happy havens."
“Some murmur, when their sky is clear
And wholly bright to view,
In their great heaven of blue.
If but one streak of light,
The darkness of their night.
“In palaces are hearts that ask,
In discontent and pride, Why life is such a dreary task,
And all good things denied. And hearts in poorest huts admire
How love has in their aid (Love that not ever seems to tire)
Such rich provision made.”