The Memoirs of the Baroness Cecile de Courtot: Lady-in-waiting to the Princess de Lamballe, Princess of Savoy-Carignan

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Page 288 - Free from superfluous technicalities" (Providence Journal). — " He has covered the field with French clarity and German thoroughness" {Springfield Republican). — " Not too technical to be exceedingly useful and enjoyable to every intelligent reader " {Hartford Courant). — "Lightened with interesting anecdotes
Page 44 - Soyez assurée, mon chère cœur, que mon amitié pour vous est inébranlable et que je ne pense changer. Je ne vous dis rien des affaires de la ville, vous savez tout ce qui se passe. Il est impossible de sortir sans être insulté une douzaine de fois.
Page 288 - A cyclopaedia of knowledge concerning his art" {Christian Register}. — "It adds a great deal that the student of music is not likely to get elsewhere " {Springfield Re~ publican). — "The most complete and perfect work of its kind" {The Home Journal ', New York). — ** For the musical student and music teacher invaluable if not indispensable " {Buffalo Commercial). — '* He has apportioned his pages with rare good judgment" {Churchman}. — " It is of all things thorough " {Brooklyn Eagle}....
Page 288 - We find in this new volume the same lucidity of exposition, the same economy of arrangement, and the same comprehensiveness : . . in fact, although not in form, a veritable encyclopaedia of music and will be found equally satisfactory as a work of reference and as a text-book for the actual study of counterpoint, the structure of instruments, the history of music, and the physical basis of musical production. A few supplementary pages, by Mr. HE Krehbiel, add American composers to M. Lavignac's...
Page 216 - I hope in my next letter to be able to tell you that I have seen Madame Josephine and so advanced another step in my affairs.
Page 288 - If one had to restrict his musical library to a single volume, we doubt whether he could do better than select the work called ' Music and Musicians.' . . . We find in this new volume the same lucidity of exposition, the same economy of arrangement, and the same comprehensiveness, ... in fact, although not in form, a veritable...
Page 284 - One who has never visited France will be able to learn from these brilliant notes of travel more of the peculiarities of the people who inhabit the various towns and cities, and of the cities themselves, than from any other work with which we are acquainted.
Page 288 - It has a reliability and authority which give it the highest value " {Chicago Tribune). — " Distinctly scientific " {Providence Journal}. — " It seems to have been his desire to let no interesting topic escape. . . . The wonder is that those parts of the book which ought to be dry are so readable. ... A style which can fairly be described as fascinating " (NY Times). — " Free from superfluous technicalities...
Page 285 - A really fine book. A book that deserves to live. Sheila is the sweetest heroine who has lived in a novelist's pages for many a day. Every scene and every incident has the impress of truth. It is a masterly romance, and one that should be widely read and appreciated.
Page 284 - The most noteworthy chapters deal with the agony of the great city in 1870-71. A vivid description is given."— Nation.

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