The colonel, by the author of 'The perils of fashion'.

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1853
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Page 44 - And the Lord said unto Moses, Go, get thee down ; for thy people, which thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves : they have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them...
Page 298 - Thiers, it appears, has also derived much valuable information. Many interesting memoirs, diaries, and letters, all hitherto unpublished, and most of them destined, for political reasons, to remain so, have been placed at his disposal, while all the leading characters of the empire, who were alive when the author undertook the present history, have supplied him with a mass of...
Page 298 - Having filled at different times the high offices of Minister of the Interior, of Finance, of Foreign Affairs, and President of the Council, M. Thiers has enjoyed facilities beyond the reach of every other biographer of Napoleon for procuring, from exclusive and authentic sources, the choicest materials for his present work. As guardian to the archives of the state, he had access to diplomatic papers and other documents of the...
Page 300 - ... a shape which will preserve them in the library, and render them the favourite study of those who are interested in the romance of real life. These stories, with all the reality of established fact, read with as much spirit as the tales of Boccacio, and are as full of strange matter for reflection and amazement.
Page 290 - These volumes have the fascination of romance united to the integrity of history. The work is written by a lady of considerable learning, indefatigable industry, and careful judgment. All these qualifications for a biographer and an historian she has brought to bear upon the subject of her volumes, and from them has resulted a narrative interesting to all, and more particularly interesting to that portion of the community to whom the more refined researches of literature afford pleasure and instruction....
Page 294 - 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, althcngh its heroines were, for the most part, foreign Princesses, related almost entirely to the history of this country. The Princesses of England, on the contrary, are themselves English , but their lives are nearly all connected with foreign nations. Their biographies, consequently...
Page 295 - By far the most important work on the important age of Charles I. that modern times have produced.
Page 289 - England, embodying the important collections which have been brought to light since the appearance of earlier impressions, is now offered to the world, embellished...
Page 300 - WORKS OF LADY MORGAN. 1. WOMAN AND HER MASTER. A History of the Female Sex from the earliest Period. 2 vols., 12s. 2. THE BOOK OF THE BOUDOIR. 2 vols., 10s. 3. LIFE AND TIMES OF SALVATOR ROSA. 2 vols., 12s 4. THE O'BRIENS AND THE O'FLAHERTYS. 4 vols., 14= PUBLISHED FOR HENRY COLBURN. 13 JAPAN AND THE JAPANESE, Comprising the Narrative of A THREE YEARS' CAPTIVITY IN JAPAN; With an Account of British Commercial Intercourse with that Country.
Page 174 - Forgive, blest shade, the tributary tear, That mourns thy exit from a world like this ; Forgive the wish that would have kept thee here, And stayed thy progress to the seats of bliss • No more confined to grov'ling scenes of night, No more a tenant pent in mortal clay, Now should we rather hail thy glorious flight, And trace thy journey to the realms of day.

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