Bessie, Volume 3

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Tauchnitz, 1872 - 312 pages
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Page 353 - THE CRESCENT AND THE CROSS. BY ELIOT WARBURTON. " Independent of its value as an original narrative, and its useful and interesting information, this work is remarkable for the colouring power and play of fancy with which its descriptions are enlivened. Among its greatest and most lasting charms is its reverent and serious spirit
Page 355 - do not merely consist in the conception of it as a whole ; it abounds, page after page, with details of unequalled beauty. In dealing with all the emotions, doubts, fears, which go to make up our common humanity, M. Victor Hugo has stamped upon every page the hall-mark of genius." — Quarterly Review. VOL. XXIX.— BARBARA'S HISTORY. BY AMELIA B. EDWARDS. " It is not often that we light upon a novel of so much merit and interest as
Page 347 - Move and Counter-move ; Pirate and Prison ; In the Marshalsea ; The Spanish Olive ; Prisons Opened; A Parliament; Digby, Earl of Bristol; Turn of Fortune; Eliot Eloquent; Felton's Knife; An Assassin; Nine Gentlemen in the Tower; A King's Revenge ; Charles I.
Page 355 - MISERABLES. By VICTOR HUGO. AUTHORISED COPYRIGHT ENGLISH TRANSLATION. "The merits of *Les Miserables' do not merely consist in the conception of it as a whole; it abounds, page after page, with details of unequalled beauty.
Page 346 - ... women of England in the olden time. We shall see them jesting, jousting, love-making, plotting, and then anon, perhaps, commending their souls to God in the presence of a hideous masked figure, bearing an axe in his hands.
Page 348 - Royal Smiles : Tudor, Georgian, Elizabeth and Stuart ; Royal Pomps; Oxford in Arms; The Cavaliers in Oxford; Henrietta Maria's Triumph and Oxford's Capitulation; The Saints Triumphant; Cromwellian Oxford; Alma Mater in the Days of the Merry Monarch ; The Sheldonian Theatre ; Gardens and Walks; Oxford Jokes and Sausages; Terra Filii; The Constitution Club ; Nicholas Amhurst ; Commemoration ; Oxford in the Future.
Page 348 - The Cross Keys ; King Alfred's Expulsion from Oxford ; Chums and Inmates; Classical Schools and Benefactions; Schools and Scholars; On Learning and certain Incentives to it; Colleges and Halls ; Structural Newness of Oxford; Arithmetic gone Mad; Reduction of the Estimates; A Happy Family; Town and Gown ; Death to the Legate's Cuok ; The Great Riot ; St.
Page 348 - ... likely to produce a very useful effect. The Ignorance of the English people with respect to Russia has long been so dense that we cannot avoid being grateful to a writer who has taken the trouble to make personal acquaintance with that...
Page 341 - Count d'Orsay, Victor Hugo, George IV, Queen Caroline, Prince Leopold, the Princess Charlotte, the Duke of York, the Duke of Wellington, Lord Byron, Sir Walter Scott, Sir H. Davy, Tom Moore. Mr. Barham, Mrs. Siddons, the Kembles, Mrs. Jordan, Miss Stephens, Mile. Mars, Madame Catalani, Mile.
Page 356 - No account of this story would give any idea, of the profound interest that pervades the work from the first page to the last." — Atlienaeum. XXXV.— AGNES. By MRS. OLIPHANT. " ' Agnes ' is a novel superior to any of Mrs. Oliphant's former works." — Athenaeum. " A story whose pathetic beauty will appeal irresistibly to all readers." — Post. XXXVI.— A NOBLE LIFE. BY THE AUTHOR OF '

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