A Lost Name, Volume 3

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Page 188 - But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up, 44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
Page 244 - A work of the very highest merit ; its learning is exact and profound ; its narrative full of genius and skill ; its descriptions of men are admirably vivid. We wish to place on record our opinion that Dr. Mommsen's is by far the best history of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Commonwealth.
Page 244 - This is the best history of the Roman republic, taking the work on the whole the author's complete mastery of his subject, the variety of his gifts and acquirements, his graphic power in the delineation of natural and individual character, and the vivid interest which he inspires in every portion of his book. He is without an equal in his own sphere.'— EDINBURGH REVIEW.
Page 240 - Abundant in humour, observation, fancy ; in extensive knowledge of books and men ; in palpable hits of character, exquisite, grave, irony, and the most whimsical indulgence in point of epigram. We doubt if even Butler beats the author of these legends in the easy drollery of verse.
Page 227 - That young lady had a talent for describing the involvements and feelings and characters of ordinary life, which is to me the most wonderful I ever met with. The Big Bow-wow strain I can do myself like any now going ; but the exquisite touch, which renders ordinary commonplace things and characters interesting, from the truth of the description and the sentiment, is denied to me.
Page 244 - Since the days of Niebuhr, no work on Roman History has appeared that combines so much to attract, instruct, and charm the reader. Its style — a rare quality in a German author — is vigorous, spirited, and animated. Professor Mommsen's work can stand a comparison with the noblest productions of modern history.
Page 229 - Professor Browne is not only a classical scholar, but one of the most graceful of English modern writers. In clearness, purity, and elegance of style, his compositions are unsurpassed '• and his sketches of the lives and works of the great authors of antiquity are models of refined taste and sound criticism. We esteem very highly the value of a work like this. It is the result of great research and profound study, but it is also popular and entertaining.
Page 238 - It deserves to be spoken of with atl praise, as one towards which author, editor, illustrator, and publisher have equally done their best. Of the translation itself we cannot speak too highly. It has all the force and freshness of original writing.'— SATURDAY REVIEW.
Page 231 - The victory of Charles," says Hallam, "has immortalized his name, and may justly be reckoned among those few battles of which a contrary event would have essentially varied the drama of the world in all its subsequent scenes — with Marathon, Arbela, the Metaurus, Chalons, and Leipsic.
Page 247 - The palm of excellence, after whole libraries have been written on the French Revolution, has been assigned to the dissimilar histories of Thiers and Mignet.'— WILLIAM H. PRESCOTT. ' I am reading "Thiers' French Revolution/' which I find it difficult to lay down.

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