<Title>Essays on Literature</Title>
<Edition>Literary Criticism. Library of America. New York: Literary Classics of the U.S., 1984</Edition>
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<p> <i>The Works of Epictetus</i> (1)
<p> <i>The Works of Epictetus. Consisting of his Discourses, in Four
Books, the Enchiridion, and Fragments.</i> A Translation from the Greek,
based upon that of Elizabeth Carter. By Thomas Wentworth Higginson.
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1865.
<p>The present edition of Epictetus, as the title-page affirms,
rests upon Mrs. Carter's translation, which was published in a clumsy
quarto in 1758. On comparing the two versions, we find that the
modifications made by the present editor bear chiefly upon the undue
quaintness, directness, and familiarity of Mrs. Carter's style. They
were undertaken, he intimates, with the hope o . . .