The present little book is devoted to an at- tempt to simplify the story of the early begin- nings of our world, and to trace the origin of the vanished civilizations, remains of which are now being brought to light every day by distinguished archaeologists. The treatment of such subjects in so small a compass may well deserve the name of " Glimpses," and only merits consideration from the fact that the author confesses to have annexed without qualm or compunction (but she hopes with care) the writings of learned men, and has tried to re-tell their discoveries in plain lan- guage suitable to her youthful readers. It can scarcely be said that there is anything in this book which has not appeared somewhere be- fore, in the vast literature of many lands which has grown up round so many distinguished scientists, some of whose books are so pro- found as to be outside the range of general readers. They have forgotten that youthful students have to walk before they attempt to run. This accomplishment in the paths of early history the author of this little book has endeavoured to teach, through the medium of others' profundity.
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