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Excerpt from Outlines of the History of Art, Vol. 1 of 2
It is not necessary to more than hint at the state of the case to justify the editor's rejection of work he might have been expected to use. It will be sufh cient to say, that, at an early period in the course of his revision, it was decided to make an entirely new translation; and this work was confided to competent hands, under the able supervision of Mr. Edward L. Burlingame.
The reader of this book is asked to remember that it is not intended for scholars, but for students; and to such it may be cordially commended, since, all deduc tions allowed, these merits seem to remain unchallenged, - accuracy in the statements made, and a desire to be temperate and just, with an excellent sense of proportion that rarely permits the author to give undue considera tion to any one portion of his subject. If he anywhere err by the too much, it may be thought to be in his treat ment of German architecture, both in the Gothic period and in the time of the Renaissance. It may, however, be urged in his defence, that our popular books are wanting in information on just these parts of the gen eral subject; and that, far from reproaching the author with his fulness on these topics, we ought to be obliged to him for telling us so much about a matter of which the most of us know so little.
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