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Page 317 - 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 316 - 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." Athenaeum.
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Page 315 - LIFE OF CHARLOTTE BRONTE. By A. Birrell. "Those who know much of Charlotte Bronte will learn more, and those who know nothing about her will find all that is best worth learning in Mr. Birrell's pleasant book.
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Page 318 - A MUSICIANS' BIRTHDAY BOOK. EDITED BY ELEONORE D'ESTERRE KEELING. This is a unique Birthday Book. Against each date are given the names of musicians whose birthday it is, together with a verse-quotation appropriate to the character of their different compositions or performances. A special feature of the book consists in the reproduction in fac-simile of autographs, and autographic music, of living composers.
Page 282 - The tool instruction, as at present contemplated, shall include carpentry, wood-turning, patternmaking, iron clipping and filing, forgework, brazing and soldering, the use of machine-shop tools, and such other instruction of a similar character as it may be deemed advisable to add to the foregoing from time to time.
Page 5 - Those authors, therefore, are to be read at schools* that supply most axioms of prudence, most principles of moral truth, and most materials for conversation ; and these purposes are best served by poets, orators, and historians.