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COLLECTED PAPERS,

(ORIGINAL AND REPRINTED,)

In Prose and Versc.

1842-1862.

BY MRS. GROTE.

LONDON:
JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET.

1862.

[The right of translation is reserved.]

BY THE SAME AUTHOR.

MEMO IR

OF

THE LIFE OF THE LATE ARY SCHEFFER.

Second Edition, with Portrait, Post 8vo, 8s. 6d.

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The desire of preserving from oblivion some literary
productions, which may possibly interest, if not
instruct, a certain class of thoughtful readers, has sup-
plied the motive for the present publication. Among
the number, some few relate to political events of
which the public have ceased to take account. Never-
theless, it is no unprofitable task to recal attention
to a bygone condition of things, wherein the germ of
actual results may be discerned. To compare the
past with the present, and to trace the inexorable
connexion of cause and effect, is always an occupation
becoming a reflecting mind. And I will venture to
observe that, vain as may be the attempt to fore-
shadow the course of political events in these days
of surprises, I am confirmed in my views of the
probable prospective changes in the position of the

Eastern question," by all that is now going for-
ward in countries more or less subject to Ottoman
rule.

As to the opinions, political, economic, and social,

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comprised in these my “Essays and Reviews,” I can only say that they are the product of many years of attentive study, pursued with an honest desire to arrive at sound and solid convictions on various subjects of vital interest to my country.

H. G.

LONDON, October, 1862.

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