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tional events of the Great War. It would not be fair to speak of the contents of our magazines as purely ephemeral, for under modern conditions of publication a large part of even our serious books appears first in the pages of periodicals. But everyone knows how difficult it is to preserve
what one wishes to return to in a magazine, to find what one wants in a back number. The very physical form of a journal is against permanence, and what a man wants to keep and to reread he wants as a substantial book. The form of The Collier Classics is designed to make enticing the formation and use of a private library. As set is added to set, the owner will gradually find himself in possession of such a collection, and the larger it grows and the more familiarly he becomes acquainted with its contents the more he will find himself in control of resources for increasing his value as a citizen and for enriching his life as a man.
WILLIAM ALLAN NEILSON, PH.D.
Editor in Chief,
From a steel engraving by CHARLES NICOLAS COCHIN.
Made in Paris about the year 1732
PATRIOTS and STATESMEN
from WASHINGTON to LINCOLN
Revealed in the Letters,Addresses,State Papers
Hancock and many others. Edited by
Professor of the Science of Government