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BY WILLIAM SMITH.

I. The Characteristics of the Present Age.

Post 8vo, 78. cloth. “A noble and most notable acquisition " He makes us think, and perhaps more to the literature of England.”—Douglas Jer- sublimely than we have ever formerly rold's Weekly Paper.

thought, but it is only in order that we may “ We accept these lectures as a true and the more nobly act. most admirable delineation of the present “As a majestic and most stirring utterage; and on this ground alone we should ance from the lips of the greatest German bestow on them our heartiest recommenda- prophet, we trust that the book will find a tion; but it is because they teach us how response in many an English soul, and we may rise above the age, that we bestow potently help to regenerate English society." on them our most emphatic praise.

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II. Memoir of Johann Gottlieb Fichte.
SECOND EDITION, enlarged. Post 8vo, 48. 6d. cloth.

A Life of Fichte, full of “ We state Fichte's character as it is nobleness and instruction, of grand pur- known and admitted by men of all parties pose, tender feeling, and brave effort; among the Germans, when we say that so

the compilation of which is exe- robust an intellect, a soul so calm, so lofty, cuted with great judgment and fidelity.”- massive, and immoveable, has not mingled Prospective Revier.

in philosophical discussion since the time " The material trials that Fichte encoun- of Luther.

Fichte's opinions may tered in the body are lost sight of in the be true or false; but his character as a spiritual contest which he maintained with thinker can be slightly valued only by such his own mind. The page that keeps the as know it ill; and as a man approved by record of incidents is dignified throughout action and suffering, in his life and in his by the strong moral light that falls every- death, he ranks with a class of men who where upon it like a glory, and sweetened who were common only in better ages than by a living episode that flows through its ours." — State of German Literature, by Thodark and bright places like a stream of mas Carlyle. music." -Athenceum.

III. On the Nature of the Scholar and its Manifestations.

SECOND EDITION. (In the Press.) “With great satisfaction we welcome this believe, a perfect novelty.

These first English translation of an author who orations are admirably fitted for their puroccupies the most exalted position as a pose; so grand is the position taken by the profound and original thinker; as an ir- lecturer, and so irresistible their eloquence." resistible orator in the cause of what he --Examiner. believed to be truth; as a thoroughly honest “A pure and exalted morality and deep and heroic man.

The appearance religious feeling breathes throughout the of any of his works in our language is, we / whole." - Irish Monthly Magazine.

IV. The Vocation of the Scholar.

Post 8vo, cloth 28.; paper cover, 1s. 6d. "The Vocation of the Scholar

presented to the public in a very neat form. is distinguished by the same high moral

No class needs an earnest and tone, and manly, vigorous expression which sincere spirit more than the literary class ; characterize all Fichte's works in the Ger- and therefore the · Vocation of the Scholar, man, and is nothing lost in Mr. Smith's the Guide of the Human Race,' written in clear, unembarrassed, and thoroughly Eng- Fichte's most earnest, most commanding lish translation." - Douglas Jerrold's Paper. temper, will be welcomed in its English

“ We are glad to see this excellent trans- dress by public writers, and be beneficial to lation of one of the best of Fichte's works the cause of truth." Economist.

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The Catholic Series.

For Prospectus indicating the character and purpose of the Catholic Series, and for List of Books already published, see Catalogue at the end of this work.

OF

JOHANN GOTTLIEB FICHTE.

BY

WILLIAM SMITH.

Zwei sind der Wege, auf welchen der Mensch zur Tugend emporstrebt;

Schließt sich der eine dir zu, thut fich der andre dir auf:
Handelnd erringt der Glüdliche fie, der leidende duldend.
Wohl ihm, den sein Geschick liebend auf beiden geführt!

Schiller.

SECOND EDITION.

LONDON:
JOHN CHAPMAN, 142, STRAND.

M.D.CCC. XLVIII.

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