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The Cambridge University Press has also published two German

1 books,—Goethe's Knabenjahre ("Boyhood") and the same poet's so widely- known gem, Hermann and Dorothea. For younger and less-advanced pupils, Goethe's Boyhood will certainly prove the more fascinating of the two books, for the reading of Hermann and Dorothea requires not only a very superior knowledge of German, but also and above all a refined literary taste, to enjoy its simple but exquisite beauties.