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Excerpt from Evenings in the Library, Bits of Gossip About Books, and Those Who Write Them WriteThese sketches were prepared at intervals in my leisure for Belfords Magazine. I had an idea that in the form in which they are cast, I could say someMoreExcerpt from Evenings in the Library, Bits of Gossip About Books, and Those Who Write Them WriteThese sketches were prepared at intervals in my leisure for Belfords Magazine. I had an idea that in the form in which they are cast, I could say some things which could not be said in any other way. Lest some might mistake my meaning, I will explain the object I had in view at the time I sent the first paper of the series to the printers. The old Professor, the reader will observe, is not always a mere talker, but must be considered in the light of a lecturer. The younger men are his foils. Occasionly they take part in the conversations, but only in a way that serves to assist the older man in giving utterance to his thoughts about the authors and works which come under review. The papers are largely suggestive, find though made up of talks, there is little actual discussion in them.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.