Quaker Idyls

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H. Holt, 1894 - Fiction - 223 pages
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Page 229 - A glorious story, which cannot be too warmly recommended to all who love a tale that stirs the blood. Perhaps not the least among its many good qualities is the fact that its chivalry is of the nineteenth, not of the sixteenth, century ; that it is a tale of brave men and true, and of a fair woman of to-day. The Englishman who saves the king ... is as interesting a knight as was Bayard. . . . The story holds the readers attention from first to last.
Page 233 - Floods of light on the ration d'ttre, origin, and methods of the dark figure that directs the destinies of our cities. ... So strongly imagined and logically drawn that it satisfies the demand for the appearance of truth in art.
Page 233 - A fine, tender love story. . . A very unusual, but, let us believe, a possible character. . . Peter Stirling is a man's hero. . . Very readable and enjoyable. The Independent : " Full of life. The interest never flags, . . It is long since we have read a better novel or one more thoroughly and naturally American." The Boston Advertiser : " Sure to excite attention and win popularity.
Page 232 - ... 75" On every page there is an illustration, worth reproduction, of the wit, the sentiment, and the romantic charm which flowed without an effort from the author's brain.
Page 233 - ... destinies of our cities. ... So strongly imagined and logically drawn that it satisfies the demand for the appearance of truth in art. . . . Telling scenes and incidents and descriptions of political organization, all of which are literal transcripts of life and fact — not dry irrelevancies thrown in by way of imparting information, but lively detail, needful for a clear understanding of Stirling's progress from the humble chairmanship of a primary to the dictator's throne.
Page 27 - FG by the hand, did on this solemn occasion declare, that he took her to be his wife ; promising, through Divine assistance, to be unto her a faithful and loving husband, until...
Page 230 - Told with an old-time air of romance that gives the fascination of an earlier day: an air of good faith, almost of religious chivalry, givees rality to their extravagance. . . . Marks Mr. Hope as a wit, if he were not a romancer."— Nation.
Page 230 - Characterized by a delicious drollery; . . . beneath the surface play of words lies a tragi-comedy of life. . . . There is infinite suggestion in every line."— Boston Transcript.
Page 234 - TOLD AFTER SUPPER. With 96 or 97 Illustrations by Kenneth M. Sheaping. Cloth, $1.00. Paper, 30 Cents. DIARY OF A PILGRIMAGE (AND SIX ESSAYS). Illustrated by GG Fraser. Cloth, $1.25. Paper, 40 Cents. ON THE STAGE— AND OFF. THE BRIEF CAREER OF A WOULD-BE ACTOR. Cloth, $1.00. Paper, 25 Cents. HENRY HOLT & CO., Publishers. New York.
Page 231 - Too much praise can hardly be given to the management of '.he tragic close of the book; . . . very carefully as well as finely related ;. . . the tale ends precisely where it should, and this is not one of the least of the several excellences of this delightful story."— Boston Transcript.

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