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tional events of the Great War. It would not be fair to speak of the contents of our magazines as purely ephemeral, for under modern conditions of publication a large part of even our serious books appears first in the pages of periodicals. But everyone knows how difficult it is to preserve what one wishes to return to in a magazine, to find what one wants in a back number. The very physical form of a journal is against permanence, and what a man wants to keep and to reread he wants as a substantial book. The form of The Collier Classics is designed to make enticing the formation and use of a private library. As set is added set, the owner will gradually find himself in possession of such a collection, and the larger it grows and the more familiarly he becomes acquainted with its contents the more he will find himself in control of resources for increasing his value as a citizen and for enriching his life as a man.

WILLIAM ALLAN NEILSON, PH.D.

Editor in Chief,
Professor of English, Harvard University.

BENJAMIN, FRANKLIN

From a steel engraving by CHARLES NICOLAS COCHIN.

Made in Paris about the year 1752

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PATRIOTS and STATESMEN

from WASHINGTON to LINCOLN

Revealed in the Letters, Addresses,State Papers
or other Writings of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, WALTER
RALEGH, THOMAS PowNALL, JOHN SMITH, William
Penn, Patrick HENRY, JONATHAN EDWARDS, JOHN

HANCOCK and many others. Edited by
ALBERT BUSHNELL HART, LL. D.

Professor of the Science of Government

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Copyright 1916
By P. F. COLLIER & SON

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