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THE BEGINNERS OF A NA TION. A History of the Souxxx and Rise of the E^liest English Settlements in America, with Special Reference to the Life and Character of the People. The first volume in A History of Life in the United Sutes. By Edward Eggleston. Small 8vo. Cloth, gilt top J wicut, with Maps, $1.50.

    • Few works on the period which it covers can compare with diis in

point of mere literary attractiveness, and we fimcy that many to whom its scholarly value will not appeal will read the volume with interest and delight York Evening Post

    • Written with a firm grasp of the dieme, inspired by ample knowledge,

and made attracdve by a vigorous and resonant style, the book will receive much attention. It is a great theme the author has taken up, and he grasps it with the confidence of a master."— York Timts, "Mr. Eggleston's 'Beginners' is unkiue. No similar historical study has, to our kno^edge, ever been done in the same way. Mr. Eggleston is a reliable reporter of facts; but he is also an exceedingly keen critic. He writes history without the effort to merge the critic in the historian. His tense of humor is never dormant He renders some of the dullest passaees in colonial annals actually amusing by his witty treatment of them. He finds a laugli lor his reaaers where most of his predecessors have found yawns. And with all this he does not sacrifice the dignity of history £or an vastacat," ^Boston Saturday Evening Gazette, "The defightfiil style, the clear flow of the narrative, the philosophical Cone, and the &le analysis of men and events will commend Mr. Eggleston's work to earnest %»xttxi:&**— Philadelphia Public Ledger.

    • The work is worthy of careful reading, not only because of the authoi^s

ability as a literary artist, but because of his conspicuous proficiency in interpreting die causes of and changes in American life and character." — Boston youmal,

    • It is noticeable that Mr. Eggleston has followed no beaten track, but

has drawn his own conclusions tu to die euly period, and they differ from the generally recdved version not a litde. The book is stimulating and will prove of great value to the student of iMtory.*' •^Minneapolis yournal. " A very interestins: as well as a valuable book. ... A distinct advance upon most that has been written, particularly of die setdement of New England." — NevHirk Advertiser. "One of the most important books of the jrear. It is a work of art as well as of historical ^ience, and its distinctive purpose b to give ui insight into die real life and character of people. . . . The author's style is charm- ing, and the history is fully as interesting as a noytV* ^Brooklyn Stand- ard-Unum.

    • The value of Mr. Eegleston's work is in that it is really a hbtory of

' life.' not merely a record of events. . . . The comprehensive purpose of his volume has been excellendy performed. The book is eminendy xead- vSbXtr—PkOadelphia Times.