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Page 347 - THE CRESCENT AND THE CROSS. BY ELIOT WARBURTON. " Independent of its value as an original narrative, and its useful and interesting information, this work is remarkable for the colouring power and play of fancy with which its descriptions are enlivened. Among its greatest and most lasting charms is its reverent and serious spirit.
Page 335 - Mrs. Siddons, Sir H. Bishop, Sir G. Smart, Staudigl, Thalberg, Berlioz, Velluti, C. Young, Balfe, Braham, and many other artists of note in their time, will recall a flood of recollections. It was a delicate task for Madame Moscheles to select from the diaries in reference to living persons, but her extracts have been judiciously made. Moscheles writes fairly of what is called the ' Music of the Future' and its disciples, and his judgments on Herr Wagner, Dr.
Page 335 - This life of Moscheles will be a valuable book of reference for the musical historian, for the contents extend over a period of threescore years, commencing with 1794, and ending at 1870. We need scarcely state that all the portions of Moscheles...
Page 341 - Move and Counter-move ; Pirate and Prison ; In the Marshalsea ; The Spanish Olive ; Prisons Opened; A Parliament; Digby, Earl of Bristol ; Turn of Fortune; Eliot Eloquent; Felton's Knife; An Assassin; Nine Gentlemen in the Tower; A King's Revenge ; Charles I.
Page 343 - HARVEY, of Ickwell Bury. 8vo. Second Edition. 15s. " Mrs. Harvey not only saw a great deal, but saw all that she did see to the best advantage. In noticing the intrinsic interest of Mrs. Harvey's book, we must not forget to say a word for her ability as a writer."— Times.
Page 343 - TURKISH HAREMS & CIRCASSIAN HOMES. By MRS. HARVEY, of Ickwell Bury. 8vo. Second Edition. 15s. " Mrs. Harvey not only saw a great deal, but saw all that she did see to the best advantage. In noticing the intrinsic interest of Mrs. Harvey's book, we must not forget to say a word for her ability as a writer.
Page 343 - THE CITIES OF THE NATIONS FELL. By the Rev. JOHN GUMMING, DD Second Edition. 1 vol. 6s. " The work before us contains much historical information of interest and value. We must applaud here, as we applauded in his treatise on The Seventh Vial, the skill and diligence of the author in the vast and careful selection of facts, both physical and moral, the interest of each when taken singly, and the striking picture of the whole when presented collectively to the view.