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Page 418 - ... that has been printed relating to Dickens and his works ... we should, until we came across this volume, have been at a loss to recommend any popular life of England's most popular novelist as being really satisfactory. The difficulty is removed by Mr. Marzials's little book." — Athetuzum. Life of George Eliot. By Oscar Browning. "We are thankful for this interesting addition to our knowledge of the great novelist.
Page 218 - Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
Page 418 - As to the larger section of the public, to whom the series of Great Writers is addressed, no record of Emerson's life and work could be more desirable, both in breadth of treatment and lucidity of style, than Dr. Garnett's." — Saturday Review. Life of Goethe. By James Sime. " Mr. James Sime's competence as a biographer of Goethe, both in respect of knowledge of his special subject, and of German literature generally, is beyond question.
Page 73 - So doth the potter sitting at his work, And turning the wheel about with his feet, Who is always carefully set at his work, And maketh all his work by number; He fashioneth the clay with his arm, And boweth down his strength before his feet; He applieth himself to lead it over; And he is diligent to make clean the furnace...
Page 419 - The series of ' Great Writers ' has hardly had a contribution of more marked and peculiar excellence than the book which the Whyte Professor of Moral Philosophy at Oxford has written for it on the attractive and still (in England) little known subject of Schopenhauer." — Manchester Guardian. Life of Shelley. By William Sharp. " The criticisms . . . entitle this capital monograph to be ranked with the best biographies of Shelley.
Page 418 - ... OF CONGREVE. By Edmund Gosse. " Mr. Gosse has written an admirable and most interesting biography of a man of letters who is of particular interest to other men of letters."— The Academy.
Page 419 - Aberdeen Free Press. Life of Arthur Schopenhauer. By William Wallace. " The series of ' Great Writers ' has hardly had a contribution of more marked and peculiar excellence than the book which the Whyte Professor of Moral Philosophy at Oxford has written...