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Page 400 - The most complete, the most convenient, and the cheapest work of the kind ever given to the public." — Sun. " The best genealogical and heraldic dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage, and the first authority on all questions affecting the aristocracy.
Page 408 - D'Arblay lived to be a classic. Time set on her fame, before she went hence, that seal which is seldom set except on the fame of the departed. All those whom we have been accustomed to revere as intellectual patriarchs seemed children when compared with her ; for Burke had sat up all night to read her writings, and Johnson had pronounced her superior to Fielding, when Rogers was still a schoolboy, and Southey still in petticoats.
Page 405 - The best collection of authentic memorials relative to the Queen of Scots that has ever appeared.
Page 400 - It connects, in many instances, the new with the old nobility, and it will in all cases show the cause which has influenced the revival of an extinct dignity in a new creation. It should be particularly noticed, that this new work appertains nearly as much to extant as to extinct persons of distinction; for though dignities pass away, it rarely occurs that whole families do.
Page 403 - This interesting and well-written work, in which the severe truth of history takes almost the wildness of romance, will constitute a valuable addition to our biographical literature.
Page 171 - Sí juro. Si así lo hiciereis, Dios os lo premie; y si no, os lo demande.
Page 416 - One of the most interesting• narratives of voyaging that it has fallen to our lot to notice, and which must always occupy a distinguished space in the history of scientific navigation.
Page 407 - We have seldom perused so entertaining a work. It is as a mirror of the most splendid Court in Europe, at a time when the monarchy had not been shorn of any of its beams. that it is particularly worthy of attention.
Page 414 - Correspondence, etc., each number comprises Biographical Memoirs of Eminent Officers of all branches of service, Reviews of New Publications, either immediately relating to the Army or Navy, or involving subjects of utility or interest to the members of either, full Reports of Trials by Courts Martial, Distribution of the Army and Navy, General Orders, Circulars, Promotions, Appointments, Births, Marriages, Obituary, etc., with all the Naval and Military Intelligence of the month.
Page 423 - EDUCATION. A DICTIONARY OF THE PECULIARITIES OF THE FRENCH LANGUAGE; Being a Collection of French Expressions similar in Sound, but differing in Signification ; illustrated by Numerous Anecdotes, Jeux de Mots, &c., particularly designed for those who are desirous of acquiring the Language of Social Intercourse, and forming a necessary Supplement to all other French Dictionaries. BY D.