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   Chapter 22 CONVERSATION AND COLERIDGE. With other Essays.

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The Great Educators.

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ARISTOTLE, and the Ancient Educational Ideals. By Thomas Davidson, M.A., LL. D.

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LOYOLA, and the Educational System of the Jesuits. By Rev. Thomas Hughes, S.J.

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In preparation.

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ROUSSEAU; or, Education according to Nature.

HERBART; or, Modern German Education.

PESTALOZZI; or, the Friend and Student of Children.

FROEBEL. By H. Courthope Bowen, M.A.

HORACE MANN, and Public Education in the United States. By Nicholas Murray Butler, Ph.D.

BELL, LANCASTER, and ARNOLD; or, the English Education of To-Day. By J. G. Fitch, LL. D., Her Majesty's Inspector of Schools.

Others to follow.

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THE GREAT WAR OF 189-. A Forecast. By Rear-Admiral Colomb, Col. Maurice, R.A., Major Henderson, Staff College, Captain Maude, Archibald Forbes, Charles Lowe, D. Christie Murray, F. Scudamore, and Sir Charles Dilke. In One Volume, 4to, Illustrated.

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PIERRE AND JEAN. From the French of Guy de Maupassant.

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WORK WHILE YE HAVE THE LIGHT. From the Russian of Count Lyof Tolstoy.

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FANTASY. From the Italian of Matilde Serao.

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FROTH. From the Spanish of Don Armando Palacio-Valdés.

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FOOTSTEPS OF FATE. From the Dutch of Louis Couperus.

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PEPITA JIMéNEZ. From the Spanish of Juan Valera.

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THE COMMODORE'S DAUGHTERS. From the Norwegian of Jonas Lie.

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THE HERITAGE OF THE KURTS. From the Norwegian of Bj?rnstjerne Bj?rnson.

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LOU. From the German of Baron v. Roberts.

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WITHOUT DOGMA. From the Polish of H. Sienkiewicz.

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COME LIVE WITH ME AND BE MY LOVE. By Robert Buchanan, Author of "The Moment After," "The Coming Terror," &c.

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