The Life of George Brummell, Esq., Commonly Called Beau Brummell, Volume 2
Beau Brummell was an iconic figure in Regency-era England fashion. He established the Regency fashion trend for perfectly-tailored and fitted men's clothing, consisting of full-length trousers, immaculate linens and elaborately-tied cravats. He, and his circle of fashionistas, were termed dandies. Brummell famously claimed that it took him five hours a day to get dressed! Once a favorite and friend of the Prince Regent, they had a rather public falling-out. In 1816, Brummell fled to France to escape debtor's prison. He lived the remainder of his life in exile. This is volume two of two.
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Page 158 - Make me a willow cabin at your gate, And call upon my soul within the house ; Write loyal cantons of contemned love, And sing them loud even in the dead of night ; Holla your name to the reverberate hills, And make the babbling gossip of the air Cry out, Olivia ! O, you should not rest Between the elements of air and earth, But you should pity me.
Page 11 - No epoch of time can claim a copyright in these immortal fables. They seem never to have been made; and certainly, so long as man exists, they can never perish; but, by their indestructibility itself, they are legitimate subjects for every age to clothe with its own garniture of manners and sentiment. and to imbue with its own morality.
Page 22 - THE ADVENTURES OF GIL BLAS OF SANTILLANE. Translated from the French of LE SAGE by TOBIAS SMOLLETT. With Biographical and Critical Notice of LE SAGE by GEORGE SAINTSBURY. New Edition, carefully revised. Illustrated with Twelve Original Etchings by R. DE Los Rios.
Page 13 - ... No general history of England has appeared which can at all supply the place of Lingard, whose painstaking industry and careful research have dispelled many a popular delusion, whose candour always carries his reader with him, and whose clear and even style is never fatiguing." The Spectator. " We are glad to see that the demand for Dr. Lingard's England still continues. Few histories give the reader the same impression of exhaustive study. This new edition is excellently printed, and illustrated...
Page 24 - This new edition of the ' Imitation' may fairly be regarded as a work of art. It is well and clearly printed ; the paper is excellent; each page has its peculiar border, and it is illustrated with ten etchings. Further than that the translation is Mr. Benham's, we need say nothing more.
Page 22 - THE BACHELOR OF SALAMANCA. By LE SAGE. Translated from the French by JAMES TOWNSEND. Illustrated with Four Original Etchings by R. DE Los RlOS.
Page 13 - In the full force of the word a scholarly book. Lingard's History is destined to bear a part of growing importance in English education." Manchester Examiner. " He stands alone in his own school ; he is the only representative of his own phase of thought. The critical reader will do well to compare him with those who went before and those who came after him.
Page 22 - DON QUIXOTE DE LA MANCHA. Translated from the Spanish of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, by Charles Jarvis, Esq. Carefully revised and corrected, with a Memoir of the Author and a notice of his works.
Page 363 - One of the chief features of this New Edition of the Elizabethan Dramatists, besides the handsome and handy size of the volumes, will be the fact that each Work will be carefully edited and new notes given throughout. ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE (IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, JANUARY...