Mary Bertrand, Volume 1

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Page 253 - A countenance in which do meet Sweet records, promises as sweet; A creature not too bright or good For human nature's daily food ; For transient sorrows, simple wiles, Praise, blame, love, kisses, tears, and smiles; The reason firm, the temperate will, Endurance, foresight, strength and skill : A perfect Woman, nobly planned, To warn,
Page 262 - The eloquent author sets before us the essential attributes of Christian virtue their deep and silent workings in the heart, and their beautiful manifestations in the life, with a delicacy, a power, and a truth which can hardly be surpassed."—Post. VOL. VII.—SAM SUCK'S WISE SAWS AND
Page 262 - Ua story awakening genuine emotions of interest and delight by its admirable pictures of Scottish life and scenery. The plot is cleverly complicated, and there is great vitality in the dialogue, and remarkable brilliancy in the
Page 261 - serious spirit."— Quarterly Review. " A book calculated to prove more practically useful was never penned than ' The Crescent and the Cross'—a work which surpasses all others in its homage for the sublime and its love for the beautiful in those famous regions
Page 262 - VOL. IX.—A LIFE FOR A LIFE. BY THE AUTHOR OF " JOHN HALIFAX, GENTLEMAN." " We are always glad to mention Miss Muloch. She writes from her own convictions. and read again many pages and passages with greater pleasure than on a first perusal. The
Page 261 - are commanded by her which are as individual as they are elegant. We should not soon come to an end were we to specify all the delicate touches and attractive pictures which place' Nathalie' high among books of its class."—Athenaum. "A more judicious selection than 'Nathalie' could not have been made for Messrs Hurst and Blackett's Standard Library. The series as it
Page 262 - production is remarkable alike for its racy humour, its sound philosophy, the felicity of its illustrations, and the delicacy of its satire.—Post. VOL. VIII.—CARDINAL WISEMAN'S RECOLLECTIONS OF THE LAST FOUR POPES. " A picturesque book on Rome and its ecclesiastical sovereigns, by an eloquent
Page 262 - so much generality and geniality, that his Recollections will excite no ill-feeling in those who are most conscientiously opposed to every idea of human infallibility represented in Papal
Page 101 - Let the sounds of music Creep in our ears; soft stillness, and the night Become the touches of sweet harmony."
Page 262 - HURST AND BLACKETT'S STANDARD LIBRARY (CONTINUED). VOL. V.—A WOMAN'S THOUGHTS ABOUT WOMEN. BY THE AUTHOR OF " JOHN HALIFAX, GENTLEMAN." " A book of sound counsel. It is

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