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Schmitz and Zumpt's Classical Series-Continued.
From J. S. BONSALL, Esq., Frederick College, Md., Feb. 5, 1849. I have examined them, and find them on all points what the reputation of the eminent editors led me to expect from them, and what they design the books to be.
I know not that I can give you a better proof of the estimation in which I hold them, than by simply saying that I am already using Cæsar and Virgil of the series in my classes, and expect very soon to introduce Sallust.
From Prof. N. L. LINDSLEY, Cumberland University, Tenn., Nov. 22, 1848.
I am very favourably impressed with the merits of Schmitz and Zumpt's classical series. So far as my engagenients have permitted me to examine the “ Virgií” and Sallust," I am induced to believe that they are superior to the other editions in common use. I shall take pleasure in recommending them to teachers and students in this vicinity.
From Prof. Gessner HARRISON, University of Virginia, Nov. 3, 1848. I very decidedly approve of the plan of publishing cheap editions of the classics, with brief notes, for the use of schools, and shall recommend this edition to my friends, as suitable for this object.
From Prof. W. S. TYLER, Amherst College, Mass., Dec. 25, 1848. The notes are pertinent and pithy, as well as accurate and learned, and contrast to great advantage with some whose chief recommendation is, that they are designed to atone for the indolence of the student by the supererogatory works of the editor. From John S. Hart, LL.D., Central High School, Philadelphia, Dec. 14, 1848.
I have examined, with much satisfaction, your editions of Virgil and Sallust, þeing continuations of your reprint of Schmitz and Zumpt's classical series,
and take pleasure in renewing the recommendation which I gave to the plan of the series on the appearance of Cæsar, The notes are admirably adapted to the precise wants of the learner, giving in small space all the necessary facilities, without superseding the necessity of diligent and accurate study.
From C. W. EVEREST, Esq., Rectory School, Hamden, Ct., Dec. 7, 1848. From the brief examination I have been able to give them, I feel very much pleased with them, both as regards the execution of your own part of the plan, and also that of your able 'editors. Such text-books are much needed. Instead of them, we have been inundated with editions, too often wretchedly printed, and more frequently ruined by a multiplicity of notes. Accept my thanks for your kindness in sending me the works, and be sure I shall be happy to adopt them as text-books in my school.
From WM. B. Potts, Orwigsburg, Pa., Nov. 28, 1848. I have devoted sufficient time to the examination of your editions of Cæsar, Virgil, and Sallust, to enable me to form an estimate of their respective merits. I do not hesitate to say that the uniformity and cheapness of the works, with the notes of the learned editors, sufficiently illustrative of the style and sentiments of the authors, and yet not so voluminous as to obviate the necessity of careful study on the part of the student, must recommend them to the favourable consideration of those engaged in teaching this interesting branch literature. We shall certainly adopt this series in the academy.
From WM. GARNETE, Esq., Norfolk, Va., Nov. 20, 1848. I return you my thanks for the copies of Virgil and Sallust sent to me. The professor of languages in the Norfolk academy has introduced them in this school, and we think they will be used in all schools, as soon as known to them. I shall recommend them to all ihe teachers of my acquaintance.
From WM. DENNIS, Esq., Wilmington, Del., Nov. 11, 1848. I have received the Cæsar and Virgil of the classical series now in course of publication by you, and have for some time been using the Cæsar with a class. I am satisfied that these are better school editions of those authors than any others that I have ever seen.
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