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that the ground chosen has been so wide that a time may arise, and that not very remote, when broader minded ethico-religious communities will find the book valuable as a Lectionary, displacing “Bibles” of narrower historical scope and of far more mixed co ent.
It remains to indicate the obligations of the promoters of the work to the various contributors and co-operators. The translations very kindly specially prepared for this volume
as follows:--The extracts from the Roman Stoics, by the Rev. North PINDER, M. A., (with biographical notes): extracts from PostBiblical Hebrew Literature, selected by Dr. FRIEDLAENDER, Principal of Jews' College, London, and translated by the students, with revision by the Rev. MORRIS JOSEPH: selections from the Arabic by Prof. D. S. MARGOLIOUTH, M. A., of Oxford: selections from old and new Persian, contained in the sections Sûfîism and Babíism, by Mr. E. G. BROWNE, M. A., lecturer on Persian at Cambridge. (The remaining extracts from other scholars in the Sûfi section were also suggested by Mr. Browne.) Extracts from the sacred literature of the Sikhs, rendered by Mr. FREDERIC Pincott. Mr. H. M. BAYNES has also contributed a few translations, referred to in the Notes.
In addition to the valuable services just mentioned, useful suggestions and advice have been received from many quarters, in particular from Mr. ARBUTHNOT of the Royal Asiatic Society, Mr. E. Sibree of Oxford, and Prof. D. G. Ritchie of St. Andrews.
No work of this kind could be executed without the generous co-operation of the owners of copyright. In this respect especial thanks are due to the Delegates of the Clarendon Press and others possessing proprietary rights in the works issued by them. It is not too much to say that without the permission to extract from the famous series entitled Sacred Books of the East, edited by Prof. Max Müller, the design of this Anthology must have proved abortive. Numerous other translations have been laid under contribution; and cordial thanks are due to the several authors and publishers of them for their unanimous permission that they should be utilized for this book. Special thanks are also due to the owners of original
copyrights for similar sanction. A list of these is appended; it is hoped that it is quite complete.
To the general unanimity only one exception of importance is to be noted, which could not be passed over in silence, as the reader might otherwise have been perplexed by the omission in his place of one of the most eminent exponents of spiritual faith in recent times. We regret our inability to include in the collection any fragments of the eloquence of the late FREDERICK WILLIAM ROBERTSON, of Brighton.
The summary of indebtedness would not be complete if the name were passed over of the honorary secretary of the South Place Institute Committee, Mr. W. SHEOWRING, whose untiring exertions in planning the present work and executing many of the important preliminaries are known to no one better than
LIST OF AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS
From whose Copyright works extracts have been permitted.
Abbott, Rev. T. K.--Translation of Kant's Critique of Practical
Reason. Alexander, General G.-Confucius the Great Teacher. Arbuthnot, Mr. F. F.-Mirkhond's Rauzat-us-Safâ, translated by
E. H. Rehatsek. Arnold, Mrs. Matthew, and Smith, Elder & Co.- Matthew Arnold's
Culture and Anarchy, and Literature and Dogma. Arnold, Mrs., and Macmillan & Co.-Matthew Arnold's Poems. Asher & Co.-D. F. Strauss' The Old Faith and the New. Translated
by Miss Blind. Bagster & Sons, Ld., and Prof. A. H. Sayce.- Records of the Past,
New Series. Pall & Suns. - Translation of Spinoza's Tract. theol.-polit. and Ethics
by R. H. M. Elwes; Translation of Goethe's Faust by Anna Swanwick; Adelaide Anne Procter's Poems.
Bennett, Sir Sterndale.- Chorale Book for England.
Religio Viatoris; Card. Newman's Sermons and Verses.
Seven Plays of Sophocles. Chapman & Hall, Ld.- Translation of Renan's Future of Science, and
Recollections of my Youth. Charles, Mrs. Rundle, and Nelson & Sons.-Translation of Luther's
Hymn. Clarendon Press. -Plato's Dialogues translated by Prof. B. Jowett;
Sacred Books of the East [translated], edited by Prof. Max Müller. Clark, T. & T.--St. Augustine's Works [translated), edited by Dr.
Marcus Dods; Lotze's Microcosmus translated; Schleiermacher's
Christmas Eve, translated by W. Hastie. Clodd, Mr. E., and Kegan Paul & Co., Ld.- The Childhood of Religions. Congreve, Dr. Rich.-Translation of Comte's Catechism of Positive
Religion. Davies, Rev. J., and Kegan Paul & Co., Ld.- Translation of the
Bhagavad-Gita. Dickinson, R. D.--Ray Palmer's Poetical Works. Davids, Prof. T. W. Rhys, and Kegan Paul & Co., Ld.--Buddhist
Birth-Stories Douglas, David.-Erskine's Unconditional Freeness of the Gospels. Goldschmidt, Dr. Otto.-Chorale Book for England. Griffith and Farran, Ld.-St. Augustine's Confessions : translated. Hibbert Trustees.-Renan's Rome and Christianity (Hibbert Lectures). Haldane, Mr. R. B.-Translation of Schopenhauer's The World as
Will and Idea. Heinemann, W.-Translation of Renan's Studies of Religious History. Low (Sampson) & Co., Ld., -Rev. C. H. Spurgeon's Messages to the
Macmillan & Co.-A. H. Clough's Poems; Rev. Chas. Kingsley's
Saint's Tragedy, Science of History and Sermons for the Times; Dr. Geo. Macdonald's England's Antiphone; Rev. F. D. Maurice's Joral and Metaphysical Philosophy; Catherine Winkworth's Chris
tian Singers of Germany and Theologia Germanica. Martineau, Miss.—Translation of Lamennais' Words of a Believer. Morshead, Mr. E. D. A., and Kegan Paul & Co., Ld.- Translation of
Łschylus' Agamemnon. Murray, John.-Can. F. C. Cook's Origins of Religion and Lan
guage; Virgil's Works translated by Sir Chas. Bowen. Nisbet & Co.-Dr. Bonar's Hymns. Paul Kegan) & Co., Ld. -Aristotle's Ethics translated by F. H. Pe
ters; Lessing's Nathan the Wise translated by E. K. Corbett; Prof. E. H. Palmer's Song of the Reed (translation); Fichte's Popular Works, translated by W. Smith; Tacitus' Agricola : trans
lated anon). Routledge & Sons, Ld.-Schiller's Poems translated by Lord Lytton. Scott, Walter, Ld.-Mazzini's Select Essays : translated. Seeley & Co.-Church Lamps, vol. iii. St. Chrysostom. Smith, Elder & Co.- Eliz. B. Browning's Poems; Robert Browning's
poetical works. SP. C. K.-Alice Gardner's Synesius of Cyrene. Stock, Elliot.— Thomas à Kempis' Imitation of Christ, “Rhythmical
Edition." Taylor, Miss Helen.- John Stuart Mill's On Liberty. Tennyson, Lord Alfred.–Lord Tennyson's poetical works. Thomson, W. N. Renan's Life of Jesus: translated. Trench, Mr. A. C.- Archbishop R. C. Trench's Poems. Venturi, Mme. - Mazzini: a memoir. Wace, Dr. H. Foundation of Faith; Wace & Buchheim's First
Principles of the Reformation. Wesleyan Conference Office.--Dr. W. M. Punshon's Lectures. Whinfield, Mr. E. H., and Kegan Paul & Co., Ld. -- Translation of
the Quatrains of Omar Khayyam. Williams, Mr. L.- Translation of Bruno's The Heroic Enthusiasts. Williams & Norgate.. Prof. J. Drummond's Philo-Indaens.