Historic Scenes and Poetic Fancies

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Henry Colburn, 1850 - 400 páginas
 

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Página 418 - Capt. Hall's narrative of the services of the Nemesis is full of interest, and will, we are sure, be valuable hereafter, as affording most curious materials for the history of steam navigation.
Página 414 - 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 highest importance, hitherto known only to a privileged few, and the publication of which cannot fail to produce a great sensation.
Página 415 - A book of marvellous revelations, establishing beyond all doubt the perfect innocence of the beautiful, highly-gifted, and inhumanly-treated Sophia Dorothea.
Página 20 - Proud prelate, I understand you are backward in complying with your agreement : but I would have you know, that I, who made you what you are, can unmake you ; and if you do not forthwith fulfil your engagement, by God I will immediately unfrock you. Yours, as you demean yourself, Elizabeth.
Página 411 - 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.
Página 111 - Then, taking my brother Gloucester on his knee, he said, ' Sweetheart, now will they cut off thy father's head.' Upon which the child looked very steadfastly upon him. ' Heed, my child, what I say; they will cut off my head, and perhaps make thee a king ; but, mark what I say, you must not be a king as long as your brothers Charles and James live ; therefore, I charge you, do not be made a king by them.
Página 417 - This work has already reached a third edition. We shall be surprised if it do not go through many. It possesses almost every qualification of a good book — grace, variety...
Página 411 - A valuable contribution to historical knowledge. It contains a mass of every kind of historical matter of interest, which industry and research could collect. We have derived much entertainment and instruction from the work."—Athetusum.
Página 416 - A more valuable or instructive work, or one more full of perilous adventure and heroic enterprise, we have never met with.
Página 415 - England." 2 vols., post 8vo, with Portrait, &c., 15s. bound. " The best collection of authentic memorials relative to the Queen of Scots that has ever appeared." — Morning Chronicle. MEMOIRS OF MADEMOISELLE DE MONTPENSIER. Written by HERSELF. 3 vols., post 8vo, with Portrait. " One of the most delightful and deeply-interesting works we have read for a long time."— Weekly Chronicle.

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