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Page 467 - It possesses the great merit of being interesting from beginning to end. The characters are striking, and several of them have an element of originality ; the incidents are abundant and effective ; the situations are well devised, and, if there is not much intricacy in the plot, there is a certain bustle and rapidity of movement which answers instead of more complicated machinery.
Page 467 - A Strong-minded Woman" is an independent story, complete in itself. The story treats incidentally of some of the leading issues of the time ; and in the character of the heroine — Lai filling a secondary place — the reader will find a just and admirable portrait of a "strong-minded" but eminently intellectual woman.
Page 205 - Lord, who himself says in the gospel, that in heaven there is more joy over one sinner that repenteth, than over ninety and nine just men that need no repentance."3 But we are listening to the words of a passionate antagonist.
Page 317 - Chinese historians in such a way as to leave no doubt in the minds of...
Page 413 - September next you be taken to the place appointed for your execution, and there be hanged by the neck till you are dead. "And may God have mercy on your soul.
Page 467 - Mr. Oldmixon " Dr. Hammond considers several phases of New York life from new points of view, and presents pictures the truth of which will be readily recognized, but which it is believed have not hitherto been drawn by the novelist. " Mr. Oldmixon " is dramatic from first to last, and the climax arouses the emotions of the reader to a high pitch. DOCTOR GRATTAN. A Novel. By WILLIAM A. HAMMOND, MD 12mo. Cloth, $1.50. "'Doctor Grattan
Page 468 - Babylon" is divided between England and the United States, and describes the struggle of two rustic lads, one American the .'other English, born with a genius for art. Later the two heroes meet at Rome, and thence ensue interesting incidents and complications.
Page 87 - He was totally uneducated, loved whisky too much for his own good, as well as for the good of those with whom he...
Page 164 - Brains should govern the world, not muscle," he says through his philanthropic Hellbender doctor ; and " knowledge not only does not debase the mind of woman, but it dignifies, and exalts and refines it with each truth that enters its portals.
Page 145 - Then, riding up to them, he cried out, "Shough! shough!" which made them set down the other foot, and after taking a step or two, they all flew away. Currado then turned to him, and said, "Well, thou lying knave, art thou now convinced that they have two legs?" Chichibio, quite at his wit's end, and scarcely knowing whether he was on his head or his heels, suddenly made answer, "Yes, sir; but you did not shout out 'Shough! shough!' to that crane last night, as you have done to these; if you had,...