Quaker Idyls

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H. Holt, 1894 - Fiction - 223 pages
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Page 226 - 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 227 - * 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, gives reality to their extravagance. . . Marks Mr. Hope as a wit, if he were not a romancer."— Nation.
Page 230 - Joyce.— OLD CELTIC ROMANCES. Twelve of the most beautiful of the Ancient Irish Romantic Tales. Translated from the Gaelic. By PW JOYCE, LL.D. Crown 8vo, 3s.
Page 232 - By W. FRASER RAE. With an Introduction by Sheridan's great-grandson, the Marquess of Dufferin. With portraits. 2 vols., 8vo, $7.00. " A story of romantic and human interest.
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 226 - 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 226 - The whole game of playing at revolution is pictured with such nearness and intimacy of view that the wildest things happen as though they were every-day occurrences. . . . Two triumphs of picturesque description — the overthrow and escape of the President, and the night attack on the bank. The charmingly wicked Christina is equal to anything that Mr. Hope has done, with the possible exception of the always piquant Dolly."— Life.
Page 226 - Edition. With portrait and notice of the author. " A highly clever performance, with little touches that recall both Balzac and Meredith. ... Is endowed with exceeding originality."— New York Times.
Page 231 - He repudiates the idea of the supernatural altogether, and in this he is in accord with the best thought of the day. . . . Interesting and logical.
Page 233 - Too much praise can hardly be given to the management of the 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.

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