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Modern and Antient
FOR THE USE OF SCHOOLS.
BY SAMUEL BUTLER, D. D.
HEAD MASTER OF THE ROYAL FREE GRAMMAR SCHOOL OF SAREWSBURY.
CONSIDERABLY ENLARGED AND IMPROVED.
PRINTED FOR LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN,
In presenting to the public the fourth edition of this little work, I beg to offer my respectful acknowledgements for the favourable reception it has already experienced, and to state, that such moments as I could snatch from the duties of a laborious situation, have been recently devoted to its improvement. The whole has been revised, and considerable additions or corrections have been made throughout. In the modern part in particular, the Chapter on Great Britain has been wholly re-written, and as much interesting and important matter brought together, as seemed suitable to a book which professes to be only elementary. Important additions have also been made in the antient part, especially to the Chapters on Italy and antient Britain. In consequence of these, I have thought it desirable to omit the former Prefaces, that the price of this Edition might be increased as little as possible.