Cyclopaedia Of American Literature

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It is in this light that we have looked upon the Cyclopædia of American Literature,
a term sufficiently comprehensive of the wide collection of authors who are here
included under it. The study and practice of criticism may be pursued elsewhere :
here, as a matter of history, we seek to know in general under what forms and to
what extent literature has been developed. It is not the purpose to sit in judgment,
and admit or exclude writers according to individual taste, but to welcome all ...