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ENGLISH LITERATURE ...
English literature. At a time when, throughout Europe, the study of modern languages has become so prevalent, and when nations, although speaking in such a variety of tongues, can scarcely be said to be unintelligble to each other, - it may, probably, be worthy of notice among ourselves to inquire, how a taste for the beauties of English literature may now be farther diffused, and to consider the most judicious means of effecting such a patriotic object, ... To fulfil such a design, it is proposed to erect and endow a professorship of English literature in [ ] ...
[London]: printed by W. Nicol, 51, Pall Mall, 1835.
[4] p. ; 33.8 cm. (2°)

Folded sheet. Drop-head title. Signed at the end 'January, 1835. Nicholas Carlisle'. Prospectus for the endowment of professorships of English literature at continental universities, supported by accounts of such posts already established in Germany, Sweden, Norway and Finland. Nicholas Carlisle was secretary of the Society of Antiquaries from 1807 until his death in 1847.

Copy Notes Inscribed in pencil in a later [curatorial?] hand in the space left open The Universities of Vienna and Upsala?.

Binding Folded paper.

Reference Number 6104


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