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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1836,

By PERKINS & MARVIN, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.

PRE FACE.

The text of this edition of Catullus is that of Doering as reprinted in the Regent's Classics; which though not in all respects the most perfect, is thought on the whole best suited to students in this country. In a few passages, a different and better reading has been introduced, principally from Isaac Voss and Sillig. The most important of these changes are referred to in the notes. ·

By far the greater part of the poems of Catullus are given in this edition. In making a selection from them, the editor has been desirous to retain every thing which could exhibit his author in his personal character and poetical powers, or throw light upon the

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