Round the fire, 6 stories by the author of 'The day of a baby boy'. (Google eBook)

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Page 175 - Annals of British Legislation, a Classified Summary of Parliamentary Papers. Edited by PROFESSOR LEONE LEVI.
Page 178 - We wish that this pamphlet might be largely read by our art-patrons, and studied by our art-critics. There is much to be collected from it which is very important to remember."— Guardian.
Page 177 - A generous and impassioned review of the works of living painters. A hearty and earnest work, full of deep thought, and developing great and striking truths in art."- — British Quarterly Review.
Page 176 - Considered as an illustrated volume, this is the most remarkable which Mr. Ruskin has yet issued. The plates and woodcuts are profuse, and include numerous drawings of mountain form by the author, which prove Mr. Ruskin to be essentially an artist. He is an unique man , both among artists and writers.
Page 177 - Mr. Ruskin's book bears so unmistakeably the marks of keen and accurate observation , of a true and subtle judgment and refined sense of beauty, joined with so much earnestness, so noble a sense of the purposes and business of art, and such a command of rich and glowing language, that it cannot but tell powerfully in producing a more religious view of the uses of architecture, and a deeper insight into its artistic principles."— Guardian.
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Page 180 - Spectator. ESMOND. By WM THACKERAY. Second Edition, 3 vols., Crown Svo, reduced to 15s. cloth. " Mr. Thackeray has selected for his hero a very noble type of the cavalier softening into the man of the eighteenth century, and for his heroine one of the sweetest women that ever breathed from canvas or from book, since Raffaelle painted and Shakspeare wrote. The style is manly, clear, terse, and vigorous, reflecting every mood— pathetic, graphic, or sarcastic— of the writer.
Page 176 - The present volume of Mr. Ruskin's elaborate work treats chiefly of mountain scenery, and discusses at length the- principles involved in the pleasure we derive from mountains and their pictorial representation. The author is more philosophical and less critical than before.
Page 184 - English literature by its manly feeling, direct, unaffected manner of writing, and nicely managed, well.turned narrative. The descriptions are excellent ; some of the country painting is as fresh as a landscape by Constable, or an idyll by Alfred Tennyson.

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