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Of the Essays in this volume "Adventures among Books," and "Rab's
Friend," appeared in Scribner's Magazine; and "Recollections of Robert
Louis Stevenson" (to the best of the author's memory) in The North
American Review. The Essay on "Smollett" was in the Anglo-Saxon,
which has ceased to appear; and the shorter papers, such as "The
Confessions of Saint Augustine," in a periodical styled Wit and Wisdom.
For "The Poems of William Morris" the author has to thank the Editor of
Longman's Magazine; for "The Boy," and "Mrs. Radcliffe's Novels," the
Proprietors of The Cornhill Magazine; for "Enchanted Cigarettes," and
possibly for "The Supernatural in Fiction," the Proprietors of The
Idler. The portrait, after Sir William Richmond, R.A., was done about
the time when most of the Essays were written--and that was not
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