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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,
Professor of English, Harvard University.
From a steel engraving by CHARLES NICOLAS COCHIN. Made in Paris about the year 1782
PATRIOTS and STATESMEN
Revealed in the Letters, Addresses, State Papers
ALBERT BUSHNELL HART, LL. D.