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Excerpt from A New Spirit of the AgeNearly twenty years have now elapsed since the publication of Hazlitts Spirit of the Age, and a new set of men, several of them animated by a new spirit, have obtained eminent positions in the public mind.OfMoreExcerpt from A New Spirit of the AgeNearly twenty years have now elapsed since the publication of Hazlitts Spirit of the Age, and a new set of men, several of them animated by a new spirit, have obtained eminent positions in the public mind.Of those selected by Hazlitt, three are introduced in the present publication, and two also of those who appeared in the Authors of England, for reasons which will be apparent in the papers relating to them. With these exceptions, our selection has not been made from those who are already crowned, and their claims settled, but almost entirely from those who are in progress and midway of fame.It has been throughout a matter of deep regret to the editor, more keenly felt as the work drew towards its conclusion, that he found himself compelled to omit several names which should have been included- not merely of authors who, like himself, belong only to the last ten or fifteen years, but of veterans in the field of literature, who have not been duly estimated in collections of this kind. Inability to find sufficient space is one of the chief causes- in some cases, however, the omission is attributable to a difficulty of classification, or the perplexity induced by a versatility of talents in the same individual.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.