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Page 360 - THE CRESCENT AND THE CROSS. BY ELIOT WARBURTON. "Independent of its value as an original narrative, and its useful and interesting information, this work is remarkable for the colouring power and play of fancy with which its descriptions are enlivened. Among its greatest and most lasting charms is its reverent and serious spirit.
Page 356 - Thiers has enjoyed facilities beyond the reach of every other biographer of Napoleon for procuring, from exclusive and authentic sources, the choicest materials for his present work. As guardian to the archives of the state, he had access to diplomatic papers and other documents of the highest importance, hitherto known only to a privileged few, and the publication of which cannot fail to produce a great sensation.
Page 329 - Empire, its weaknesses, and the erabarassments from which it is now suffering, its financial difficulties, the discontent of its Christian, and the turbulence of a great portion of its Mahommedan subjects.
Page 333 - His present collection of comic stories and laughable traits is a budget of fun full of rich specimens of American humour." — Globe. " The reader will find this work deeply interesting. Yankeeism pourtrayed, in its raciest aspect, constitutes the contents of these superlatively entertaining volumes, for which we are indebted to our facetious old friend, ' Sam Slick.' The work embraces the most varied topics, — political parties, religious eccentricities, the flights of literature, and the absurdities...
Page 355 - Stair; Counts Bentinck and Rosenberg; Baron Trenck; Field-Marshals Conway and Keith; Sirs Walter Scott, Joseph Yorke, Nathaniel Wraxall, John Sebright ; Dr. Robertson, Mr. Pitt, Howard, Mrs. Piozzi. Mrs. Montagu, &c., &c. " A large portion of this important and highly interesting work consists of letters, that we venture to say will bear a comparison for sterling wit, lively humour, entertaining gossip, piquant personal anecdotes, and brilliant pictures of social life, in its highest phases, both...
Page 354 - PEPE'S NARRATIVE OF THE WAR IN ITALY, FROM 1847 to 1850; INCLUDING THE SIEGE OF VENICE. Now first published from the original Italian Manuscript. 2 vols., post 8vo, 21s. bound. " The grand features of the recent Italian movement in favour of a national existence have had no other such authentic portraiture as these volumes convey. The State documents and letters which the work contains make it indispensable to the historian of these times. The whole panorama of the Revolution is here gone over—...
Page 347 - The toeet'book of its kind in the English language. The new matter is extremely curious, and occasionally far more characteristic and entertaining than the old. .The writer is seen in a clearer light, and the reader is taken into his inmost soul. ' Pepys' Diary' is the ablest picture of the age in which the writer lived, and a work of standard importance in English literature.
Page 342 - We must pronounce Miss Strickland beyond all comparison the most entertaining historian in the English language. She is certainly a woman of powerful and active mind, as well as of scrupulous justice and honesty of purpose.
Page 344 - The best genealogical and heraldic dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage, and the first authority on all questions affecting the aristocracy.
Page 332 - We conceive this work to be by far the most valuable and important Judge Haliburton has ever written. While teeming with interest, moral and historical, to the general reader, it equally constitutes a philosophical study for the politician and statesman. It will be found to let in a flood of light upon the actual origin, formation, and progress of the republic of the United States."— Naval and Military Gazette.