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Page 709 - 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 653 - There was in the world, as Caesar found it, much of the noble heritage of past centuries and an infinite abundance of pomp and glory, but little spirit, still less taste, and least of all true delight in life. It was indeed an old world ; and even the richly-gifted patriotism of Caesar could not make it young again. The dawn does not return till after the night has fully set in and run its course.
Page 709 - HISTORY OF THE RISE AND PROGRESS OF THE ENGLISH CONSTITUTION. A Popular Account of the primary Principles, the formation and development of the English Constitution, avoiding all party politics.
Page 709 - THE ANNOTATED EDITION. A Library Edition, with a History of each Legend, and other Notes, and some original Legends now first published.
Page 709 - A Library Edition, with a History of each Legend, and other Illustrative Notes, and some Additional Pieces and Original Matter. In 2 vols.
Page 709 - MOMMSEN (Dr. Theodor). The HISTORY of ROME from the Earliest Time to the period of its Decline. By Dr. THEODOR MOMMSEN. Translated with the Author's sanction, and Additions, by the Rev. WP Dickson. With an Introduction by Dr. Schmitz. 4 vols. crown 8vo. £2 71.
Page 653 - ... room for the new monarchy of Caesar. There was in the world, as Caesar found it, much of the noble heritage of past centuries and an infinite abundance of pomp and glory, but little spirit, still less taste, and least of all true delight in life.
Page 709 - ... St. Augustine to Juxon. By the Very Rev. WALTER FARQUHAR HOOK, DD, Dean of Chichester. Demy 8vo. The volumes sold separately as follows: — Vol. I., 15s.