Nature and human nature, by the author of 'Sam Slick, the clockmaker'.

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Page 420 - ... facts. Their sayings, their doings, their manners, their costume, will be found faithfully chronicled in this work, which also includes the most interesting of their letters. The hope that the ' Lives of the Queens of England ' might be regarded as a national work, honourable to the female character, and generally useful to society, has encouraged us to the completion of the task.
Page 425 - In one respect the subject-matter of these volumes is more interesting, because it is more diversified than that of the ' Queens of England.' That celebrated work, although its heroines were, for the most part, foreign Princesses, related almost entirely to the history of this country. The Princesses...
Page 417 - To have some account of my thoughts, manners, acquaintance, and actions, when the hour arrives at which time is more nimble than memory, is the reason which induces me to keep a Journal — a Journal in which, I must confess, my every thought must open my whole heart.
Page 420 - A valuable contribution to historical knowledge. It contains a mass of every kind of historical matter of interest, which industry and research could collect. We have derived much entertainment and instruction from the work.
Page 417 - Journal, which was commenced in 1768, and continued, with but few interruptions, during the greater portion of the writer's long and eventful life :— " To have some account of my thoughts, actions, and acquaintance, when the hour arrives when time is more nimble than memory, is the reason which induces me to keep a Journal—a Journal in which I must confess my every thought—must open, my whole heart.
Page 420 - ... of our annals which she has described an interesting and valuable study. She has given a most valuable contribution to the history of England, and we have no hesitation in affirming that no one can be said to possess an accurate knowledge of the history of the country who has not studied this truly national work, which, in this new edition, has received all the aids that further research on the part of the author, and of embellishment on the part of the publishers, could tend to make it still...
Page 425 - Strickland, to which, indeed, it is an indispensable addition. The authoress, already favourably known to the learned world by her excellent collection...
Page 427 - Lives of the Queens of England," &c. 1 vol., post 8vo, elegantly bound, with Portrait of the Author, 10s. 6d. " This attractive volume is replete with interest. Like Miss Strickland's former works, it will be found, we doubt not...
Page 418 - Diary, sparkling with wit, teeming with lively anecdote, and delectable gossip, and full of sound and discreet views of persons and things, will be perused with interest by all classes of readers.
Page 420 - We must pronounce Miss Strickland beyond all comparison the most entertaining historian in the English language. She is certainly a woman of powerful and active mind, as well as of scrupulous justice and honesty of purpose.

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