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Page 340 - It connects, in many instances, the new with the old nobility, and it will in all cases show the cause which has influenced the revival of an extinct dignity in a new creation. It should be particularly noticed, that this new work appertains nearly as much to extant as to extinct persons of distinction; for though dignities pass away, it rarely occurs that whole families do.
Page 340 - Bnrke's popular Dictionary of the present Peerage and Baronetage, comprises those peerages which have been suspended or extinguished since the Conquest, particularising the members of each family in each generation, and bringing the lineage, in all possible cases, through either collaterals or females, down to existing houses.
Page 352 - It embodies not only the most brilliant passages from his celebrated speeches 0nd writings, but also unfolds to the reader the gradual development of his mind on those great questions in politics, literature, and science, in which learned men of all countries and all ages must ever take a lively interest.
Page 340 - Kingdom," and upon a similar plan, in order that the two publications may embrace the whole body of the British Peerage, Baronetage, and Gentry, and may furnish such a mass of authentic information, in regard to all the principal families in the kingdom, as has never before been brought together.
Page 350 - TRAVELS IN EGYPT AND CANDIA ; WITH DETAILS OF THE MILITARY POWER AND RESOURCES OF THOSE COUNTRIES, AND OBSERVATIONS -ON THE GOVERNMENT, POLICY, AND COMMERCIAL SYSTEM OF MOHAMMED ALL BY CAPT.
Page 350 - These volumes abound with anecdotes and descriptions which will afford both information and amusement to all classes of readers. The whole of the work will be read with pleasure ; but the great commercial and political interests connected with the statements in it respecting steam navigation on the Pacific require the public attention to be particularly drawn to its consideration."— Times.
Page 340 - ... in topographical and antiquarian lore ; and even the very spirit of ordinary curiosity will prompt to a desire to trace the origin and progress of those families whose influence pervades the towns and villages of our land. This work furnishes such a mass of authentic information in regard to all the principal families iu the kingdom as has never before been attempted to be brought together. It relates to the untitled families of rank, as the "Peerage and Baronetage " does to the titled, and forms,...
Page 349 - One of the most interesting: narratives of voyaging that it has fallen to our lot to notice, and which must always occupy a distinguished space in the history of scientific navigation."— Quarterly Review.
Page 340 - The most complete, the most convenient, and the cheapest work of the kind ever given to the public." — Sun. " The best genealogical and heraldic dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage, and the first authority on all questions affecting the aristocracy.