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Page 347 - Many of the greatest men that ever lived have written biography. Boswell was one of the smallest men that ever lived ; and he has beaten them all.
Page 346 - Including their Church and State, the Reorganization of the Inquisition, the Rise, Progress, and Consolidation of the Jesuits, and the means taken to effect the Counter-reformation in Germany, to revive Romanism in France, and to suppress Protestant Principles in the South of Europe. Translated from the last edition of the German by WALTER K. KELLY, of Trinity College, Dublin. " This translation of Ranke we consider to be very superior to any other in the English language.
Page 347 - RAYMOND. Illustrated with Portrait and Engravings on steel, from designs by Phiz, Cruikshank, &c. * ' This is a very entertaining memoir of one of the most gentlemanly, accomplished, and versatile actors who adorned the English stage. The life of RW Elliston, unlike that of the majority of his professional brethren, affords ample materials for a readable book, and this volume presents indubitable testimony in proof of that fact." —Morning Post. In fcap 8vo, price 2s. cloth gilt. ROBERT BURNS and...
Page 347 - Homer is not more decidedly the first of heroic poets, Shakspeare is not more decidedly the first of dramatists, Demosthenes is not more decidedly the first of orators, than Boswell is the first of biographers. He has no second. He has distanced all his competitors so decidedly that it is not worth while to place them. Eclipse is first, and the rest nowhere.
Page 341 - In point of style Prescott ranks with the ablest English historians, and paragraphs may be found in his volumes in which the grace and elegance of Addison are combined with Robertson's majestic cadence and Gibbon's brilliancy.
Page 350 - Printed on superfine paper, with Four Illustrations. In writing this Life of Julius Caesar, it haa been the aim of the author to give as truthful a view of the thoughts, words, and deeds of this " foremost man of all the world...
Page 346 - Edition, with Continuation to the Death of Wellington. With Portraits of all the Sovereigns. " In this edition, the editor has added some facts which had been overlooked...
Page 342 - Colonization and its Results. With Index. **• This standard Work has, in the five volumes, more than 6000 references to the best Historical Works and Manuscripts in existence. It takes its stand in literature by the side of Alison's " Europe,