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Page 250 - The admirable ease and grace of the narrative, as well as the pleasing truth with which the principal characters are designed, make the ' Vicar of Wakefield ' one of the most delicious morsels of fictitious composition on which the human mind was ever employed.
Page 177 - I, accordyng to my copye, have doon sette it in enprynte to the entente that noble men may see and lerne the noble actes of chyvalrye, the jentyl and vertuous dedes that somme knyghtes used in tho dayes, by whyche they came to honour, and how they that were vycious were punysshed and ofte put to shame and rebuke...
Page 11 - The diverting history of John Gilpin. — The house that Jack built. — The babes in the wood.
Page 223 - Martial strains which fire the blood, fairy music ringing in the ears, half-told tales which set the young heart dreaming, brave deeds, unhappy fates, sombre ballads, keen joyous lyrics, and small jeweled verses where every word shines like a polished gem,— all these good things the children know and love.
Page 254 - Contents: — My Garden Acquaintance; A Good Word for Winter ; On a Certain Condescension in Foreigners ; A Great Public Character (Hon.
Page 240 - Stirring tale of kings and queens, knights and ladies, sea-fights, landfights and sieges, written by the knight, Jean Froissart, during the reign of Edward III of England and his queen, Philippa of Hainault.
Page 186 - A Short History of Natural Science and of the Progress of Discovery, From the Time of the Greeks to the Present Time.
Page 250 - Vicar of Wakefield ' in youth and in age — we return to it again and again, and bless the memory of an author who contrives so well to reconcile us to human nature, — SIR WALTER SCOTT.