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Страница 296 - The most brilliant age of Scotland is fortunate in having found a historian whose sound judgment is accompanied by a graceful liveliness of imagination. We venture to predict that this book will soon become, and long remain, the standard History of Scotland.'— Quarterly Review, 'An accurate, well-digested, well-written History; evincing deliberation, research, judgment, and fidelity.
Страница 180 - All was ended now, the hope, and the fear, and the sorrow, All the aching of heart, the restless, unsatisfied longing, All the dull, deep pain, and constant anguish of patience ! And, as she pressed once more the lifeless head to her bosom, Meekly she bowed her own, and murmured,
Страница 248 - A very charming heroine is Nelly Deane,— one of those artless, loveabla characters whom Wordsworth has celebrated. . . . The wicked wiles of Stella Morton, the foolish confidence of the young heir, the shipwreck, the mistaken identity, and last of all, the extraordinary rencontre of the Scotch servant and the dying sinner, make up altogether a story of considerable interest. Old Dr Brown is a very delightful, and not an impossible character.
Страница 295 - These stories are well worthy of being collected and adorned by literary skill. . . . The ' Old Bureau* is an old, old story, indeed ; but its interest is as fresh as ever; and it is beautifully told. 'Lord Kames...
Страница 250 - The want of a complete History of Scotland has been long felt ; and from the specimen which the volume before us gives of the author's talents and capacity for the task he has undertaken, it may be reasonably inferred that the deficiency will be very ably supplied. The descriptions of the battles are concise, but full of spirit. The events are themselves of the most romantic kind, and are detailed in a very picturesque and forcible style.
Страница 295 - Mr Leighton manages with much art to hold our Interest in suspense to the very end; and his mysteries are often sufficiently provocative of curiosity to keep us reading on into the fading light.
Страница 247 - A SERIES OF STUDIES OF THE WORKS OF THE GREAT FRENCH DRAMATIST. "This Is an admirable book, faithfully done, and full of thorough appreciation of the celebrated French author, whom Mr Clarke justly considers the greatest Comic Dramatist after Shakespeare that the world has yet produced.
Страница 248 - ... the deep silver-buttoned flap of his frockcoat of cinnamon cloth and drawing out a paper, the more business-looking of the pair commenced eagerly to read out figures intended to convince the listener, who took a jewelled snuff-box from the deep pocket of the green brocade waistcoat which overflapped his thigh, and, tapping the lid, enjoyed a pinch of perfumed Turkish as he leaned back lazily in his chair. Somewhat further off, standing in the middle of the room, was a keen-eyed lawyer, counting...
Страница iii - Tales of Old English Life ; or, Pictures of the Periods. By WILLIAM FRANCIS COLLIER, LL.D., Author of History of English Literature,
Страница 271 - He stood between the living and the dead, and the plague was stayed.