Life in Sweden; with excursions in Norway and Denmark (Google eBook)

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Hurst and Blackett, 1853
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Page 301 - Hear the sledges with the bells Silver bells! What a world of merriment their melody foretells! How they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle, In the icy air of night! While the stars that oversprinkle All the heavens, seem to twinkle With a crystalline delight...
Page 346 - ... has brought to bear upon the subject of her volumes, and from them has resulted a narrative interesting to all, and more particularly interesting to that portion of the community to whom the more refined researches of literature afford pleasure and instruction. The whole work should be read, and no doubt will be read, by all who are anxious for information. It is a lucid arrangement of facts, derived from authentic sources, exhibiting a combination of industry, learning, judgment, and impartiality,...
Page 350 - Queens of England.' That celebrated work, although its heroines were, for the most part, foreign Princesses, related almost entirely to the history of this country. The Princesses of England, on the contrary, are themselves English, but their lives are nearly all connected with foreign nations. Their biographies, consequently...
Page 347 - ... aristocracy. We have also much most entertaining historical matter, and many very curious and interesting family traditions. The work is, in fact, a complete cyclopaedia of the whole titled classes of the empire, supplying all the information that can possibly be desired on the subject.
Page 351 - They nearly complete the chain of mixed personal, political, and literary history, commencing with "Evelyn" and " Pepys," carried forward by "Swift's Journal and Correspondence," and ending almost in our own day with the histories of Mr. -Macaulay and Lord Mahon.
Page 345 - England, embodying the important collections which have been brought to light since the appearance of earlier impressions, is now offered to the world, embellished...
Page 353 - HISTORIC SCENES. By AGNES STRICKLAND. Author of " Lives of the Queens of England," &c. 1 vol., post 8vo, elegantly bound, with Portrait of the Author, 10s. 6d. " This attractive volume is replete with interest. Like Miss Strickland's former works, it will be found, we doubt not...
Page 354 - A more interesting work has not issued from the press for many years. It is in truth a complete Boswell sketch of the greatest diplomatist of the age.
Page 336 - For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth; so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.
Page 356 - ... a shape which will preserve them in the library, and render them the favourite study of those who are interested in the romance of real life.

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