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Page 116 - MEREDITH (GEORGE). THE FIRST PUBLISHED PORTRAIT OF THIS AUTHOR, engraved on the wood by W. BISCOMBE GARDNER, after the painting by GF WATTS. Proof copies on Japanese vellum, signed by painter and engraver.
Page 116 - GEORGE MEREDITH: Some Characteristics. With a Bibliography (much enlarged) by JOHN LANE, portrait, etc. Fourth Edition. Cr. 8vo. Purple cloth. 5s. 6d. net. THE RELIGION OF A LITERARY MAN.
Page 48 - Your serpent of Egypt is bred, now, of your mud by the operation of your sun : so is your crocodile.
Page 10 - ... counsels of literature. Such is our confidence in a descent we know. But, of a sequel which of us is sure ? Which of us is secured against the dangers of subsequent depreciation ? And, moreover, which of us shall trace the contemporary tendencies, the one towards honour, the other towards dishonour ? Or who shall discover why derivation becomes degeneration, and where and when and how the bastardy befalls? The decivilised have every grace as the antecedent of their vulgarities, every distinction...
Page 115 - JOHNSON (LIONEL). THE ART OF THOMAS HARDY : Six Essays. With Etched Portrait by WM. STRANG, and Bibliography by JOHN LANE. Second Edition. Crown 8vo. 5s. 6d. net. Also 150 copies, large paper, with proofs of the portrait. Ģi, is. net. New York : Dodd, Mead & Co.
Page 118 - ST. CYRES (LORD). THE LITTLE FLOWERS OF ST. FRANCIS : A new rendering into English of the Fioretti di San Francesco. Crown 8vo.
Page 13 - The delicate, the abstinent, the reticent graces were his in the heroic degree. Where shall I find a pen fastidious enough to define and limit and enforce so many significant negatives? Words seem to offend by too much assertion, and to check the suggestions of his reserve. That reserve was life-long. Loving literature, he never lifted a pen except to write a letter. He was not inarticulate, he was only silent. He had an exquisite style from which to refrain. The things he abstained from were all...
Page 119 - Crown 8vo. 5s. net. THIMM (CARL A.). A COMPLETE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF FENCING AND DUELLING, AS PRACTISED BY ALL EUROPEAN NATIONS FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE PRESENT DAY. With a Classified Index, arranged Chronologically according to Languages.