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was wont to pass. It would be quite impossible within reasonable limits to offer anything more than a very few suggestive examples.

The writer is deeply indebted to Mrs. Elizabeth Gilpatrick Stewart and Miss Charlotte Heath of the Harvard University Press for their faithful and most helpful work on the proofs, and to his friend and former associate, Lanius D. Evans of the Riverside Press, for reading the proofs in page form, correcting many errors, and making many suggestions of great importance. As the work of translating and preparing for the press has lasted so many years, it has been almost impossible to preserve entire consistency in such matters as the method of citing authorities and of printing quoted passages. Such inconsistencies as may be found are not of a sort likely to mislead, or even, perhaps, to attract the attention of anybody but a printer.