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CLARK & MAYNARD, PUBLISHERS,

No. 5 BARCLAY STREET.

1864.

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c. A, ALVORD), STELO CYPER & PRINTER, NEW YORK.

Inscribed

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JAMES

F. FERRIER, ESQ.,

PROFESSOR OF MORAL PHILOSOPHY AND POLITICAL ECONOMY IN THE

UNIVERSITY OF ST. ANDREWS:

A SLIGHT TOKEN OF GRATITUDE

FOR CANDID CRITICISM,

AND OF RESPECT FOR ENLIGHTENED ERUDITION,

291973

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The previous Edition of this translation had the good fortune to be received with favor, not least so by those naturally most jealous of Schiller's fame, and probably best fitted to estimate critically a translator's comprehension of his more essential characteristics—viz., his own countrymen. In the present Edition, no pains have been spared to correct and improve an attempt to nationalize among us a poet whose influence is, for the most part, of an eminently spiritual and elevated nature; and, after all due allowance for the disparity of genius between the German and the English translator, to obtain for this volume a place amongst those translations which, though first regarded as the representatives of a foreign literature, are gradually admitted as denizens of our own. The

years that have passed since I first undertook the translation of poems, of which the more abstract are not unfrequently obscure even to German read

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