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Excerpt from Extracts of the Journals and Correspondence of Miss. Berry, Vol. 1 of 3: From the Year 1783 to 1852Miss Berry had taken a very kind and flattering interest in the Lives from the Clarendon Gallery (published 1852), and the Editor hadMoreExcerpt from Extracts of the Journals and Correspondence of Miss. Berry, Vol. 1 of 3: From the Year 1783 to 1852Miss Berry had taken a very kind and flattering interest in the Lives from the Clarendon Gallery (published 1852), and the Editor had reason to believe that it was owing to her approbation of that work (which had been read to her in MS.) that she was thus selected.The task of reading, of selection, and of arrangement from such a mass of MSS. has been somewhat laborious- nor has it been easy, or even possible in all cases, to identify the various persons alluded to in so long a life. The want of any books of reference on the Continent corresponding to Peerages &c. cuts off the means afforded in England of tracing out families or individuals, when not sufficiently distinguished in public life to claim their place in a Biographical Dictionary- and where no note of explanation is appended to names mentioned throughout the work, it is owing to the difficulty of obtaining accurate information respecting the persons in question.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.