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MARGARET FULLER OSSOLI,
BY THE EDITOR.
IN preparing a new edition of "Papers on Literature and Art" for the press, no essential change in the body of the work has been deemed requisite. This was the last volume my sister sent forth into the world. It was issued from the press just previous to her sailing for Europe on that eventful journey which ended only on the shores of that better land, "the undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveller returns."
It contained some of Margaret's best thoughts on Art and Literature, and has been, perhaps, the most popular of the volumes she published. For some years it has been out of print, and is now again made accessible to the general reader, together with the other volumes from her pen which are now for the first time published in a uniform series, accompanied by her suggestive memoirs.
To increase the value of this work I have added a third part, containing her metrical translation of Goethe's drama, Tasso. This latter has never before been published, though (3)