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Page x - Gazette. LIFE OF THOMAS CARLYLE. By R. Garnett, LL.D. " This is an admirable book. Nothing could be more felicitous and fairer than the way in which he takes us through Carlyle's life and works."— Pall Mall Gazette.
Page x - Mr. Knight's picture of the great poet and painter is the fullest and best yet presented to the public."— The Graphic. LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON. By Colonel F. Grant. "Colonel Grant has performed his task with diligence, sound judgment, good taste, and accuracy."— Illustrated London News.
Page xi - Marzials's volume presents to us, in a more handy form than any English, or even French handbook gives, the summary of what, up to the moment in which we write, is known or conjectured about the life of the great poet.
Page x - Review. LIFE OF SMOLLETT. By David Hannay. " A capable record of a writer who still remains one of the great masters of the English novel." — Saturday Review. LIFE OF GOLDSMITH. By Austin Dobson. " The story of his literary and social life in London, with all its humorous and pathetic vicissitudes, is here retold, as none could tell it better."— Daity Newt.
Page ix - Hope. CAMPBELL. Edited by J. Hogben. SHELLEY. Edited by J. Skipsey. WORDSWORTH. Edited by AJ Symington. BLAKE Edited by Joseph Skipsey. WHITTIER. Edited by Eva Hope.
Page x - Life of Dickens. By Frank T. Marzials. " Notwithstanding the mass of matter that has been printed relating to Dickens and his works ... we should, until we came across this volume, have been at a loss to recommend any popular life of England's most popular novelist as being really satisfactory. The difficulty is removed by Mr. Marzials's little book." — Athenaum. Life of George Eliot. By Oscar Browning. "We are thankful for this interesting addition to our knowledge of the great novelist.
Page xi - Academy. LIFE OF BUNYAN. By Canon Venables. "A most intelligent, appreciative, and valuable memoir." — Scotsman, LIFE OF CRABBE. By TE Kebbel. "No English poet since Shakespeare has observed certain aspects of nature and of human life more Closely."— Athenaeum. LIFE OF HEINE. By William Sharp. "An admirable monograph . . . more fully written up to the level of recent knowledge and criticism than any other English work."— Scotsman.
Page x - Life of Darwin. By GT Bettany. "Mr. GT Bettany's Life of Darwin is a sound and conscientious work.