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Page 313 - ... a work brimful of life and humour and of the deepest human interest. It is a book to be returned to again and again for the deep and searching knowledge it evinces of human thoughts and feelings."— Athenaeum. XXXIX.— THE WOMAN'S KINGDOM. BY THE AUTHOR OF "JOHN HALIFAX, GENTLEMAN.
Page 311 - Lord Eustace Cecil has selected from various journeys the points which most interested him, and has reported them in an unaffected style. The idea is a good one, and is carried out with success. We are grateful for a good deal of information given with unpretending good sense.
Page 315 - 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."— Quarterly Review.
Page 306 - NEW AMERICA/ &c. FOURTH EDITION, with A NEW PREFACE. 2 vols. 8vo. With Portrait of the Author, 30s. "Mr. Dixon has treated his subject in a philosophical spirit, and in his usual graphic manner. There is, to our thinking, more pernicious doctrine in one chapter of some of the sensational novels which find admirers in drawing-rooms and eulogists in the press than in the whole of Mr. Dixon's interesting work.
Page 304 - Those who would pursue all the varied phenomena of which we have attempted an outline will have reason to be grateful to the intelligent and lively guide who has given them such a sample of the inquiry. During his residence at Salt Lake City Mr. Dixon was able to gather much valuable and interesting information respecting Mormon life and society: and the account of that singular body, the Shakers, from his observations during a visit to their chief settlement at Mount Lebanon, is one of the best...
Page 308 - Through Spain to the Sahara' is the title of a new book from the pen of Miss M. Betham Edwards, whose ' Winter with the Swallows' excited no little interest by its vivid and entertaining sketches of Algiers. Her present work is mainly devoted to Spain ; and the reader will not fail to be attracted by the authoress's picturesque style and singular clearness of description. Visiting Burgos, Madrid.
Page 310 - Times. THE HON. GRANTLEY BERKELEY'S LIFE AND RECOLLECTIONS. Vols. III. and IV. completing the Work. 30s., bound. "A book unrivalled in its position in the range of modern literature.
Page 309 - This is by far Dr. Doran's best work. He has taken the humourist's view of our ecclesiastical history, and gossips with characteristic ability about the drolleries and eccentricities of the venerable order which in these later times has given us a fair proportion of sound scholars and good Christians. We congratulate him on the production of a book which abounds in comical stories about solemn matters, and yet is so pure of irreverence that of the laughter which is sure to ring out over its pages...
Page 304 - There is not a chapter from which pleasant extract might not be made, not a page that does not by bright studies of humanity in unaccustomed forms keep the attention alive from the beginning to the end of the narrative.
Page 308 - Examiner. ELEPHANT HAUNTS : being a Sportsman's Narrative of the Search for Dr. Livingstone, with Scenes of Elephant, Buffalo, and Hippopotamus Hunting. By HENRY FAUI.KNEK, late 17th Lancers. 1 vol. 8vo, with Illustrations. 15s. . " A. very readable book. In its proportion of successes to failures, we never read a more wonderful narrative of African sport than