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the parentage of every queen, described her education, traced the influ. ence of family connexions and national habits on her conduct, both public and private, and given a concise outline of the domestic, as well as the general history of her times, and its effects on her character, and we have done so with singleness of heart, unbiassed by selfish interests or narrow views. Such as they were in life we have endea. voured to portray them, both in good and ill, without regard to any other considerations than the development of the 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.”
op1NIONS OF THE PRESS.
“These volumes have the fascination of romance united to the integrity of history. The workis 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. The whole work should be read, and no doubt will be read, by all who are anxious for information. It is a lucid arrangement of facts, derived from authentic sources, exhibiting a combination of industry, learning, judgment, and impartiality, not often met with in biographers of crowned heads.”—Times. “A remarkable and truly great historical work. In this series of biographies, in which the severe truth of history takes almost the wildness of romance, it is the singular merit of Miss Strickland that her research has enabled her to throw new light on many doubtful passages, to bring forth fresh facts, and to render every portion 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 her ‘Lives of the Queens of England.”—Morning Herald. “A most valuable and entertaining work. There is certainly no lady of our day who has devoted her pen to so beneficial a purpose as Miss Strickland. Nor is there any other whose works possess a deeper or more enduring interest. Miss Strickland is to our mind the first literary lady of the age.”—Morning Chronicle. “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.”—Morning Post. “Miss Strickland has made a very judicious use of many authentic MS. authorities not previously collected, and the result is a most interesting addition to our biographical library.”—Quarterly Review. | “A valuable contribution to historical&nowledge. It contains a mass of every kind of historical matter of interest, which industry and research could collect. We have derived much entertainment and ifistruction from the work.”—Athenæum.
AuTHoR of “THE CREscENT AND THE CROSS,” ETC.
Perhaps no name of modern times is productive of so many pleasant associations as that of “Horace Walpole,” and certainly no name was ever more intimately connected with so many different subjects of importance in connexion with Literature, Art, Fashion, and Politics. The position of . various members of his family connecting. Horace Walpole with the Cabinet, the Court, and the Legislature—his own intercourse with those characters who became remarkable for brilliant social and intellectual qualities—and his reputation as a Wit, a Scholar, and a Virtuoso, cannot fail, it is hoped, to render his Memoirs equally amusing and instructive.
OPINIONS OF THE PRESS.
“The biography before us is in all respects eminently satisfactory.”—Morning Chronicle.
“These Memoirs offer a good subject, well treated, and indeed a necessary addition to the library of every English gentleman. The “Memoirs of Horace Walpole and his Contemporaries' nearly completes the chain of mixed personal, political, and literary history, commencing with “Evelyn' and “Pepys,’ carried forward by ‘Swift's Journal and Correspondence,’ and ending almost in our own day with the histories of Mr. Macaulay and Lord Mahon. Besides its historical value, which is very considerable, it cannot be estimated too highly as a book of mere amusement.”—Standard.
“Two more interesting or entertaining volumes than these. “Memoirs of Horace Walpole' may be searched for for a long time before they will be found. The writer has woven into his narrative a rich fund of contemporary anecdote and illustration. Most of the nobles, wits, and literati of the period are judiciously introduced.”—Morning Post.
“Horace Walpole was the most remarkable man of his time; and posterity will do him the justice, now that his career is fully elaborated, to place him in the niche which belongs to him, as one whose influence in the affairs of his country has been far beyond the average of other men.”—Messenger.
“This life of Horace Walpole is a very valuable and interesting addition to the historical library. We should be glad to see every part of our later history illustrated with equal clearness and impartiality.”—Weekly Chronicle.
“Few works of the present day contain more matter fitted for entertainment and instruction.”—Morning Herald.
BURKE'S PEERAGE AND BARONETAGE,
NEw EDITION, REVISED AND CORRECTED THROUGHOUT
With the ARMS (1500 in number) accurately engraved, and incorporated with the Text. Now ready, in 1 vol. (comprising as much matter as twenty ordinary volumes), 88s. bound.
The following is a List of the Principal Contents of this Standard Work:—
I. A full and interesting history of each order of the English Nobility, showing its origin, rise, titles, immunities, o &c.
II. A complete Memoir of the Queen and Royal Family, forming a brief genealogical History of the Sovereign of this country, and deducing the descent of the Plantagenets, Tudors, Stuarts, and Guelphs, through their various ramifications. To this section is lo. a list of those Peers who inherit the distinguished honour of Quartering the Royal Arms of Plantagenet.
II. An Authentic table of Precedence.
IV. A perfect HISTORY of ALL THE PEERs AND BARONETs, with the fullest details of their ancestors and descendants, and particulars respecting every collateral member of each family, and all intermarriages, &c.
V. The Spiritual Lords.
OPINIONS OF THE PRESS.
“The most complete, the most convenient, and the cheapest work of the kind ever given to the public.”—Sun.
“The best genealogical and heraldic dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage, and the first authority on all questions affecting the aristocracy.”—Globe.
“For the amazing quantity of personal and family history, admirable arrangement of details, and accuracy of information, this genealogical and heraldic dictionary is without a rival. It is now the standard and acknowledged book of reference upon all questions touching pedigree, and direct or collateral affinity with the titled aristocracy. The lineage of each distinguished house is deduced through all the various ramifications. Every collateral branch, however remotely connected, is introduced; and the alliances are so carefully inserted, as to show, in all instances, the connexion which so intimately exists between the titled and untitled aristocracy. We have also much most entertaining historical matter, and many very curious and interesting family traditions. The work is, in fact, a complete cyclopaedia of the whole titled classes of the empire, supplying all the information that can possibly be desired on the subject.”—Morning Post.
BURKES HISTORY OF THE LANDED GENTRY,
& Genealogital Bittionary
OF THE WHOLE OF THE UNTITLED ARISTOCRACY OF
In 2 volumes, royal 8vo,
Beautifully printed in double columns, comprising more matter than 30 ordinary
The Landed Gentry of England are so closely connected with the stirring records of its
“A work of this kind is of a national value. Its utility is not merely ..". but it
“A work in which every gentleman will find a domestic interest, as it contains the
BY THE AUTHOR OF “MILDRED WERNON.”
This work comprises a complete picture of the various eourts and people of the Continent, as they appear amidst the wreck of the recent revolutions. The author possessed, through her influential connexions, peculiar facilities for acquiring exclusive information on the topics treated of. She succeeded in penetrating into provinces and localities rarely
visited by tourists, and still glowing with the embers of civil war, and fol
lowed the army of Prussia in Germany, of Russia in Hungary, and of Radetzky in Italy. Her pages teem with the sayings and doings of almost
all the illustrious characters, male and female, whom the events of the last two years have brought into European celebrity, combined with graphic views of the insurrectionary struggles, sketches of the various
aspects of society, and incidents of personal adventure. To give an idea
of the scope and variety of the contents of the work, it need only be mentioned that among the countries visited will be found Prussia, Austria, Hungary, Bavaria, Saxony, Servia, Styria, the Tyrol, Hanover, Brunswick, Italy, &c. To enumerate all the distinguished personages with
whom the writer had intercourse, and of whom anecdotes are related, would be impossible; but they include such names as the Emperors of Austria and Russia, the Kings of Prussia, Hanover, Bavaria, and Wurtemberg, the Count de Chambord (Henry V.), the Queens of Bavaria and Prussia, the ex-Empress of Austria, the Grand Duke of Baden, the Archdukes John, Francis, and Stephen of Austria, Duke Wilhelm of Brunswick, the Prince of Prussia, Prince John of Saxony, the Countess Batthyanyi, Madame Kossuth, &c. Among the statesmen, generals, and leading actors in the revolutionary movements, we meet with Radowitz, Won Gagern, Schwarzenberg, Bekk, Esterhazy, the Ban Jellacic, Windischgratz, Radetzky, Welden, Haynau, Wrangel, Pillersdorf, Kossuth, Blum, Gorgey, Batthyanyi, Pulszky, Klapka, Bem, Dembinski, Hecker, Struve, &c.
. “An important, yet most amusing work, throwing much and richly-coloured light on matters with which every one desires to be informed. All the courts and people of Germany are passed in vivid review before us. The account of the Austrians, Magyars, and Croats, will be found especially interesting. In many of its lighter passages the work may bear a comparison with Lady Mary Wortley Montagu's Letters.”—Morning Chronicle.