The bibliographer's manual of English literature: containing an account of rare, curious, and useful books, published in or relating to Great Britain and Ireland, from the invention of printing; with bibliographical and critical notices, collations of the rarer articles, and the prices at which they have been sold (Google eBook)

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Bell & Daldy, 1834 - Literary Criticism - 3363 pages
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Page 11 - Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison...
Page 293 - has great merit, both for invention, imagination, and the conduct of the story ; and it has had the best evidence of its merit, the general and continued approbation of mankind. Few books, I believe, have had a more extensive sale. It is remarkable, that it begins very much like the poem of Dante ; yet there was no translation of Dante when Bunyan wrote. There is reason to think...
Page 442 - A Journal from Grand Cairo to Mount Sinai, and back again. Translated from a manuscript written by the Prefetto of Egypt, in company with the Missionaries de propaganda Fide at Grand Cairo. To which are added, some remarks on the origin of hieroglyphics, and the mythology of the ancient heathens.
Page 312 - Biblicae,' being a connected series of notes on the text and literary history of the bibles or sacred books of the Jews and Christians ; and on the bibles or books accounted sacred by the Mahometans, Hindus, Parsees, Chinese, and Scandinavians. This work, published first in 1797, has been translated into French. In vol. ii., ' History if the Geographical and Political Revolutions of the Empire of Germany," originally publishe'd in 1806.
Page 547 - Cantus Songs and Fancies To Three, Four, or Five Parts, both apt for Voices and Viols. With a brief introduction to Musick, as is taught in the Musick-school of Aberdeen. The Third Edition, much Enlarged and Corrected. Printed in ABERDEEN, by JOHN FORBES...
Page 376 - The Life of Mary, Queen of Scots. Drawn from the State Papers. With Six subsidiary Memoirs: 1. Of the Calumnies concerning the Scottish Queen 2. Memoirs of Francis II. 3. Of Lord Darnley 4. Of James, Earl Bothwell 5. Of the Earl of Murray 6. Of Secretary Maitland. By George Chalmers, FRSSA Illustrated by ten Plates of Medals, Portraits, and Views.
Page 378 - Imitations of original Drawings by Hans Holbein, in the Collection of His Majesty, for the Portraits of Illustrious Persons of the Court of Henry VIII. with biographical Tracts. Published by John Chamberlaine, Keeper of the King's Drawings and Medals.
Page 163 - Select Fables ; with Cuts, Designed and Engraved by Thomas and John Bewick, and Others, previous to the year 1784: Together with a Memoir; and a descriptive Catalogue of the Works of Messrs. Bewick.
Page 153 - Consisting of his military operations in Poland, his exile into Kamchatka, his escape and voyage from that Peninsula through the Northern Pacific Ocean, touching at Japan and Formosa, to Canton in China...
Page 76 - An Argument, proving, that according to the Covenant of Eternal Life, revealed in the Scriptures, Man may be translated from hence into that Eternal Life, without passing through Death, although the Human Nature of Christ himself could not be thus translated till he had passed through Death ; 1703.

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