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THREE LECTURES

ON

ENGLISH LITERATURE

ON

ENGLISH LITERATURE

BY

WILLIAM S. M'CORMICK, M.A.

LECTURER ON ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

IN QUEEN MARGARET COLLEGE, GLASGOW

ALEXANDER GARDNER

Publisher to Her Majesty the Queen
PAISLEY; AND PATERNOSTER ROW, LONDON

1889

PREFACE

THE following Lectures formed part of a Series on “The English Poets of the Nineteenth Century," delivered to the students of the classes of English Language and Literature in Queen Margaret College and in Glasgow University during the Session 1887-88.

The first Lecture is mainly (pp. 29-53) an attempt to answer some of the arguments in an article by Professor Freeman in the Contemporary Review of October, 1887. It would not have been published had I seen since then any protest against the usurpation by Philo

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