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Lawless, E. Plain Frances Mowbray; and other
tales. Maner, The, of the tryumphe of Caleys and Bul
leyn; and The noble tryumphaunt coronacyon of Quene Anne, wyfe unto Kynge Henry vill.; ed. by E. Goldsmid. 1632-33,
repr. 1884. (Bibl. curiosa.) Mémoire pour L: R. E: de Rohan, cardinal, etc.,
contre le Procureur-Général en présence de
la dame de la Motte, etc. 1786. Moorsom, Rev. R. M. A historical companion to
hymns ancient and modern ; cont. the Greek and Latin, the German, Italian, l'rench, Danish, and Welsh hymns; the first lines of the English hymns; the names of all authors
and translators ; notes and dates. “Mr. Moorsom has here compiled a very interesting book, which all who care about hymnology should possess. He has discarded the alphabetical arrange. ment, and adopted one that is really scientific and in.
structive, the chronological." — Spectator. Muteau, C. Les écoles et collèges en province de
puis les temps les plus reculés jusqu'en
1789. 1882. Nelson, H. Selected cases, statutes, and orders il.
lustrative of the principles of private international law, as administered in England;
"A very useful work.” - Athenæum. Norton, T. M. Etudes sur les auvres d'art de Ra
phael Sanzio d’Urbino au monastère de Refojos do Lima; tr. par L: C. Capdeville.
1888. Paris. Société de l'Histoire du Protestantisme
Français. Bulletin. 1853-71. 20 v. Parker, J: H: The medieval architecture of Ches
ter; with historical introd. by Rev. F. Gros
venor. 1858. Patrick, st. Writings; rev. trans. with notes, by
Rer. C: H. H. Wright. (Christian classics
ser.) “ Tiinin size, but full of interest. The editing ap. pears to have been done with care, the genuine remains are separated from the doubtful, the Scripture quota. tions have been compared with the Vulgate and the Itala, and the critical, and historical notes seem to
be scholarly and sufficient." Sat. rev., Aug. 24. Phocas, J. Pilgrimage in the Holy Land, 1185
A. D.; tr. by A. Stewart. (Palestine l'il
grims Text Soc.) Popliment, C: la Belgique héraldique; recueil
hist., chronol., généal., et biog. des maisons nobles reconnues de la Belgique. 1863-67.
11 v. Proctor, R: A. The southern skies; guide to the
constellations of the southern hemisphere. " One of the late Mr. Proctor's very successful efforts
to popularise astronomy.” – Spectator. Q., (pseud. of A. T: Q. Couch). The astonish
ing history of Troy town. 1888. " Though so humorous as to swallow up criticism in enjoyment, as a whole the book is, when mcrutinized in detail, it strange compound of originality and uncon. scious innitation. If the authors whose styles are more than suggested in it could come together and select each his passage or character (as the schoolboy thought the specimens in the anatomical museum would one day be reclaimed by their rightful owners), a notable gathering it would be. Mrs. Gaskell would be first on the field
to claim for her 'Cranford'the opening scene and many of the village .genre' pictures. Miss Marigold's' eres tor would next lay violent hands on Miss Timpenny, despite her maidenly shrieks. Thackeray would rather Admiral Buzza, while Dickens would have to stand as parent to Caleb Trotter, a mixture of Sam Weller, and Mark Tapley. The title is a clear infringement on Homer's copyrigbt, and the Earl of Derby would insist that the prose description of the congregation of St. Symphorian was a parody of his own metrical version of the great epic. If imitation be the sincerest flattery, then is this author a most flattering one; but how can the critic in turn flatter him: We cannot pay him the compliment of imitation, but we can be sincere in say.
ing of his book, Read it.'". Critic. Ranke, F. L. von. Abhandlungen und Versuche.
Neue Sammlung; hrsg., von A. Dove and
T. Wiedemann. 1888. Ribot, T. Psychologie de l'attention. Robidon, B. Histoire du clergé pendant la Révo
lution Française. 2 v. "M. Robidou n'a pas les qualités d'un historien de premier ordre; le talent de grouper les faits, d'en montrer les relations et d'en tirer des conclusions générales lui manque. Son livre est trop fragmentaire, de nom. breuses citations d'auteurs ou d'orateurs, sans intérêt spécial ou sans rapports entres elles, lui donnent un cer. tain décousu, Enfin il y a des lacunes dans l'ou. vrage; M. Robidou ignore presque le corps pastoral protestant et s'occupe exclusivement de la conduite du clergé catholique. Et malgré tout, son ouvrage présente de l'intérêt. Ceux-là le liront avec plaisir qui vou. dront se faire une idée générale du clergé féodal."-Bibl.
univ. Rorer, Mrs. S.. T. Philadelphia cook book; man.
ual of home economics. (1886.] Russell, P. Journey to Lake Taupo; and Aus
tralian and New Zealand tales and sketches. “Consists half of tales and balf of sketches (for the latter word read 'essidy's.' In. The treasure tree,' and 'A mad passion,' Mr. Russell shows very remark. able powers of plot construction. For delicate ingenu. ity of conception, combined with bold, rapid execution The treasure tree would be bad to beat. Of that part of this book which deals with fact, not the least in. ieresting feature is a sketch of the life and work of Ed. ward Gibbon Wakefield, to whom, more than to any other man, Great Britain is indebted for the colony of
New Zealand." · Academy. Sayous, E:
Etudes sur la religion romaine et le Moyen Age oriental. “Si les problèmes qu'étudie M. Sayous présententen. tre eux de grandes differences quant aux temps, aux lieux et à l'intérêt qu'on leur peut porter, il y a pour. tant quelque chose qui donne de l'unité aux chapitres de ce livre. C'est d'abord le style de l'auteur, un style clair, net, concis. C'est surtout son érudition bien connue qui lui permet de se mouvoir à l'aise au milieu de sujets les plus ditliciles, qui parfois embarrasse bien un peu le profane moins versé dans ces matières et le satis. fait seulement à moitié par des allusions à tel ou tel fait historique qu'il ne connait guère, mais qui fait atteindre à M. Sayous, avec une presque certitude, la solution des questions parfois fort interessantes qu'il pose." — Bibl.
univ., 1 jan. Schufeldt, R. W. A Navajo artist and his notions
of mechanical drawing. [188-.] Stearns, Rev. E: J. Notes on Uncle Tom's cabin;
a logical answer to its allegations and inferences against Slavery; with a supplementary note on the Key, and an appendix of author
ities. 1853. Storey, S: To the golden land; sketches of a trip
to southern California. "They are bright racy productions." - Pall Mall budget.
Campbell, G: D., 8th Earl of Argyll. What is
Truth? “ A striking contribution to the theme with which it deals. To the thinker, the student, to all who admit that search for truth is a universal and momentous duty, the book may be commended as stimulating and interesting in the highest degree.” – John Owen in the
Academy, Sept. 21. Catherwood, Mrs. M.. H. The romance of Dol
lard. “ The episode upon which this romance is based is one of the most notable ones in the history of Canada. Adam Dollard and his sixteen beroic followers are looked upon as the deliverers of New France from their relentless enemies, the Iroquois Indians. His life was sacriticed to his daring, and the anniversary of his death is to this day celebrated in Canada. The romance of his life, of which a noble French girl is the heroine, is a beautiful story, beautifully told. The chief personagee of the tale were actual men and women two and a quar.
ter centuries ago." Cavour, C. B., conte di. Nouvelles lettres inédites;
recueillies et publiées avec notes historiques
par A. Bert. Chabaud-Arnault,c. Histoire des flottes militaires
(Bibl. du marin.) Church, Mrs. F. M. On circumstantial evidence.
Alaeddin and the enchanted lamp; Zein ul As
nam and the King of the Jinn; done into
English by J: Payne. Ames, L. T. Memoirs of a millionaire. Arnot, F: S. Garenganze; or, Seven years' pio
neer mission work in Central Africa. Babeau, A. Paris en 1789.
" Brought out in the best manner of the famous bouse which publishes it, it is a very handsome volume. But its soul is fully as good as its body. M. Babeau has left all political matter – all contentious matter, indeed, of every kind -- entirely on one side, and contents himself with giving from various sources a remarkably compact and closely stowed, but also quite readable, sketch of the material sights and sounds of Paris at the time - its streets and its buildings, its cos. tumies and its cries, its trades and its conveyances, its ways by day and night. To aid him in this and here we come to the unique attraction of the book), he has got together a great number of admirable cuts, exclu. sively reproduced from originals of the time." – Sut.
rer., July 27. Baker, T: B. L. War with crime; papers on crime,
reformatories, etc.; ed. by 11. Phillips. and
E. Verney. " Mr. T. B. Baker died in his eightieth year, in 1886, after a lite devoted to the practical labours in the cause of social reform and improvement. His chief out of many titles to the gratitude of his countrymen is his work in the establishment of reformatories. The whole subject of the prevention of crime occupied much of Mr. Baker's time and attention; nor were his ettorts in the diminution of pauperism and vagrancy less meritorious. llere was a practical philanthropist
of the very highest merit." Spectutor, Nov. 2. Bancroft, G. Martin Van Buren to the end of his
The manuscript was seen by Van Buren, who pro. nounced it, as a record of fucts relating to himself, au. thentic and true. In my recent revision of the orig. inal manuscript I have made to change that could af. fect Van Bureu's approval of it as thoroughly correct.”
- Preface. Below, G: von. Die Entstehung der deutschen
Stadtgemeinde. Benzon, E. How I lost £250,000 in two years. Bergeret, G. Le cousin Babylas. Bernstein, M. Kleine Geschichten. Berthelot, M. Introduction à l'étude de la chimie
des anciens et du Moyen Age. Bertrand, A. François Rude. (Les artistes célè
bres.) Bonnal, E. Les armées de la République; opé
rations et batailles, 1792-1800. Bourget, P. Le disciple.
"Un des chefs-d'œuvre de notre langue." — A: Filon
in Reque bleue, 20 juil. Briggs, C: A:
Whither? a theological question for the times. " The occasion of this book is the proposed revision of the theological standard of the l’resbyierian churches in the United States. Professor Briggs advocates either a revision of the Westminster Symbols, or an additional article qualifying subscription to them. His book is principally devoted to an exhibition of the departures which have already been made from those standards by all Presbyterian ministers and churches in this country.
Space cannot be taken to notice the interesting scheme under which Dr. Briggs thinks it possible and desirable though not at present probable, that the Christian union of Protestants with each other, and of all Catholics may be realized. It is needless to say that from supporters and from opponents of its opinions · Whither' is having a warm reception." George Ularris in Andover review, November.
Clarke, W: Political orations, from Wentworth
to Macaulay; with introd. Clouston, W: A. A group of Eastern romances
and stories from the Persian, Tamil, and
Urdu; with introd., notes, etc. "Its contents are chiefly, reprints of translations now become rare of genuine Oriental tales. One of the stories, however, is presented for the first time to an English reader, having been translated from the Tamil by Nalésa Sástri. The introduction lays before us a short ac. count of the tales comprised in ihe body of the work, with some bibliographical information which might perhaps have been rendered a little more complete. One of the most valuable portions of the work is the Appendix, in which Mr. Clouston has brought together a great number of variants of the stories in the text."
- Folk-lore journal, July-Sept. Coleridge, S: T. Critical annotations; marginal
notes in volumes formerly in (huis) possession;
ed. by W: F. Taylor. Corbett, J. Monk. (Eng. men of action.)
“ If a man were in search of a phrase with which to ticket Monk, he inight do worse than describe him as that Englishman of all Englishmen who most clearly illustrated the amazing luck of England. If Mr. Corbett had acknowledged at once that Monk was a solid military gentleman, with military ideas and mili. tary morality, strengthened by a very earthly shrewd. ness of his own, he would have given a more accepta. ble picture of his man, He indeed gives you the real man and the interpretation in the manner of M. Renan within a few pages of one another. Hence a certain incoherence in the portraiture. Solid and absolutely sane bravery was the note of the man, whether in the breach at Breda, in the miserable Irish welter, in the Highlands, or at Whitehall during the Restoration,
or during the Plague." — Sat. rev., Sept. 7. Corelli, M.. “Ardath ;" the story of a dead self,
" A very powerful, very fascinating, very faulty, and very irritating romance. A really fine romance is spoiled by the intrusion of elements which are not only uiterly alien, but which seem to us utterly valueless, both from an intellectual and artistic point of view."
Spectator, July 13. Cushing, W: Anonyms; a dictionary of revealed
authorship. Pt. 1.
Defensor. Liber scintillarum; with interlinear
Anglo-Saxon version ; ed., with introd, and glossary, from the ms. in the British Museum,
by E. W. Rhodes. (Early Eng. Text Soc.) Du Chaillu, P. B. The Viking age; the early
history, manners, and customs of the ances
tors of the English-speaking people. 2 v. " Mr. Du Chaillu's method is to make the ancient lit. erature of the north tell its own tale. His sketch of the inythology of the Vikings is no contribution to phi. losophical criticism, such as those admirable studies of Professor Sophus Bugge. It is simply a chain of pas. sages, very slightly threaded, literally translated from the Eddas,' and particularly from 'Völuspa' and 'Grim. nisinál.' We thin proceed to the Norse cosmogony, in: troduced in the same way, and then to the archaeology of the finds in grnves of the Stone and Bronze age. Here Mr. Du Chaillu introduces his engravings with a lavish and welcome profusion, giving an illustration of almost every object he mentions, and this is a portion of the book which must remain of lasting value. The chapter on Runes is also very copiously illustrated, and gives facsimiles of all the most important early ex. amples
The second volume deals in the same elaborate manner with the habits and customs of Norse. men. ... It closes with three interesting appendices one on the Frankish Chronicles, another giving facsimiles of bits of existing sugas, and a thiril cataloguing the early coins which have been found in Scandinavia.”
Sat. rev., Nov. 2.
“ The plates are forty-six in number, each of fullpage size, giving a pictorial representation of every
term or object. Spectator, Nov. 16. Ely, R: T.
Social aspects of Christianity; and
Field, M., pseud. Long ago.
"Not a translation of Sappho, but something at once more and less. It is less, in that it does not essay to express the concentrated passion of the Greek in any correspondingly concentrated form; it is more, in that it is an expansion of the ideas suggested by the frag. mients of Sappho into a series of separate, though con. nected lyrics. No attempt has been made to translate the two poems which have reached us in something like complete shape; but the isolated fragments have sup. plied Michael Field with the key-notes for the seventy picces which compose her volume. A volume of sing. ularly even merit throughout, and that merit is high."
Atheneum, July 13. Foote, S: Table-talk and bon-mots; with introd.
memoir; ed. by W: Cooke. Forbes, S. R. The footsteps of St. Paul in Rome;
an historical memoir, 62-64. 2d ed., rev.
and enl. (1888.] Foulon, J. A., Abp. of Lyons. Histoire de la vie
et des cuvres de Mgr. Darboy, archevêque
de Paris. “ Mgr. Foulon a fait vraiment @uvre d'historien, et non de simple biographie. La vie qu'il avait à ra. conter a été melee aux affaires et aux événements les plus considérables et les plus diversement appréciés de notre époque; sa tâche s'en est donc singulièrement agrandí. Son livre est une contribution importante aux vingt années qui précédèrent la chute de l'Empire."
Le livre, 10 juil. Franzos, K: E. Die Schatten. 2te Aufl. Fredegarius Scholasticus. Chronica; ed. B.
Krusch. 1888. Freshfield, 1). W., and Wharton, Capt. W. J. L.
Hints to travellers; scientific and general. 6th ed., rev. and enl. “ This little manual will be found useful, not merely for travellers and explorers, but for those who may spend a summer month in camp, may visit the frontier
on business, or seek the woods for tish or game. While making no pretentions to exhaustiveness, it covers well a good deal of the field, its several parts are prepared by able hands, and its usefulness is obvious.". Nation,
Nov. 12. Goldsmith, O. The vicar of Wakefield; ed., with
pref. by E. Rhys. (Camelot ser.) Grote, G:, etc. The two great retreats of history;
with introd. and notes by D: H: Montgom
ery]. Gudrun; a mediæval epic; tr. by M.. P. Nichols. Haines, C. R. Christianity and Islam in Spain,
756-1031. Hamilton, W. An odd volume for smokers; a
lyttel parcell of poems and parodyes in
prayse of tobacco. Heilprin, A. The Bermuda islands; a contrib. to
the physical history and zoology of the Somers archipelago; with an examination of
the structure of coral reefs, etc. “ In 1888 Professor Heilprin of the Philadelphia Acad. emy of Sciences with a small party of students made a visit to the Bermudas for the purpose of studying its zoology and the geological structure of its reefs. Of the present rolunie which gives the result of this in. vestigation, the greater part, and that which presents the most interest to the general reader, is devoted to the physical and geological structure, and to a discussion of ihe coral-reef problem. The book is well printed
and illustrated.” – Nation, Nov. 28. Hultsch, F: Griechische und römische Metrologie.
1862. Hunt, J. H: L. Leigh Hunt as poet and essayist;
passages from his works; ed. with biog.
introd., by C: Kent. (Cavendish lib.) Ibsen, H. A doll's house; a play; tr. by W:
Archer. “ No one will deny that Ibsen - although hardly, perhaps, a dramatist combining the prophetic power of Æschylus with Shakespeare's power of dramatic illu. sion, as the rejoicing Ibsenites contend is a poet, and a very fine poet." – Athenæum, Sept. 28. The lady from the sea; tr. by E. M. Aveling;
with critical introduction by E. Goss. (Camelot ser.) “ It is remarkable as being the only play of Ibsen's where a human will at war with unfriendly fates wins the fight."
" Divided though opinion may be on many points concerning dramas, it cannot be questioned that they are finished works of art. Henrik Ibsen is one who is not to be laughed down nor damned with faint praise, still less cowed into silence. He says his word and strikes his blow for righteousness, as he conceives it, and cares neither who hears nor who forbears, neither who is smitten nor who is spared. He is already a power in the world of today, and it is hard to see ihat his influence has inuch more than dawned." - Walter
Freuen Lord in the Vineteenth century, August. Kalakaua, King of the Hawaiian Islands. Legends
and myths of Hawaii; the fables and folklore of a strange people; ed. with introd. by
Hon. R. M. Daggett. 1888. Kennedy, E. B. Blacks and bushrangers; ad
ventures in Queensland. " The story is well worth reading, is interesting, and instructive, It affords views of colonial life never be.
fore presented to English readers."— Athenaeum, Dec.14. Kingsford, A.. B. " Clothed with the sun;" the
book of [her] illuminations; ed. by E: Maitland.
Laugel, A. A. Henry de Rohan; son rôle poli
tique et militaire sous Louis XIII, 1579-1638. Lawrence, G: A. Hagarene. 1874. 2 v. Le Baker, G., de Suinbroke. Chronicon; ed. with
notes by E: M. Thompson. “The chronicler derived his information from three sources: firstly, his patron, Sir Thomas de la More, who was present at some of the scenes he records; secondly Adam de la Murimuth, the second edition' of whose work he used; thirdly, personal evidence acquired from his contemporaries. The editor has lavished on his text annotations so generous that it occupies barely half the volume. Of the editor's Notes and illus. trations' we cannot speak too highly. The maps which he has added are most instructive, and his comments on the battles described by his author are of value for the student. The result of his critical examination is favor. able to Geoffrey le Baker, who appears to have striven
after accuracy,” – - Athenæum, Aug. 31. Lefevre, Rt. Hon. G: S. Irish members and Eng
lish gaolers; the treatment of political of
fenders. Lindau, R. Der lange Holländer. Littledale, R: F: The Petrine claims; a critical
enquiry. “An exhaustive and clearly written treatise upon the question of St. Peter's primacy among the apostles, and his Episcopate at Rome, which will not easily be
super. ceded. A useful, careful, and convincing book."
Academy, Sept. 28. Livre du centenaire du Journal des débats, Le.
1789-1889. Lobley, J. L.
Mount Vesuvius; a descriptive, historical, and geological account of the
volcano and its surroundings. “ A very complete monograph on the great volcano. After interesting chapters on the Neapolitan volcanic region, the surroundings of Vesuvius, and the moun. tains itself, Mr. Lobley traces its history in successive chapters from the earliest period down to the present
time." - Roy. Geog. Soc. Proc., Dec. Melville, G:J: W. The gladiators; a tale of Rome
and Judaea. 1864. 2 v. Miall, C: S: H: Richard, M, P.; a biography.
" Through nearly half a century Mr. Richard had an influential share in many political and philanthropic movements, and in all he won hearty respect by his zeal and disinterestedness. Mr. Miall has drawn chiefly from newspaper reports of public meetings and parliamentary debates in tracing the gradual development, in political and ecclesiastical affairs of that prac. tical wisdom which ripened into the truest statesinan. ship’ in his hero's praiseworthy career. It is a career worth studying, and perhaps its dignity is enhanced by the lack of small gossip in Mr. Miall's narrative; but this negative merit will, we fear, hardly make the book acceptable to more than a limited number of readers."
Atheneum, Oct. 26. Middlemore, J. Proverbs, sayings and compari
sons in various languages. Mill, Rev. J: Diary of J: Mill minister of the
parishes of Dunrossness, Sandwick, and Cunningsburgh in Shetland, 1740-1803; with selections from local records, etc.
(Scottish Hist. Soc.) Molesworth, Mrs. The third Miss St. Quentin. Monin, H. L'état de Paris en 1789; études et
documents sur l'ancien régime à Paris. “M. Monin y passe en revue les principales institutions de Paris aux approches de la Révolution : Royauté, Parlement, Châtelet, Lieutenant général de police, Ilô. tel de Ville, Juridictions spéciales.” Revue bleue, 26 juin.
Journal d'un bourgeois de Paris pendant la
Révolution Française, 1789. “ Nous ne possédons pour les dernières années du 18e siècle aucun journal analogue à ceux de l'avocat Barbier ou du libraire Hardy. Pour combler cette lacune, M. Monin a entrepris de rédiger de toutes pièces le • Journal d'un bourgeois,' etc., Son travail, fort bien compris, rend en quelque sort vivante et familière une grande époque de notre histoire nationale, en même temps qu'il en facilite l'étude scientifique et approfon.
die." - Rerue bleue, 10 août. Nachtigal, G. Saha rå und Sûdân; Ergebnisse
sechsjahriger Reisen in Africa. 3er Theil
hrsg. von E. Groddeck. Nicholson, J: The folk speech of east Yorkshire, Nicolai, C. F: Uber den Gebrauch der falschen
Haare und Perrucken in altern und neuern
Zeiten. 1801. Nisbet, J. F. Marriage and heredity; a view of
psychological evolution. “ The law of heredity is made the subject of some interesting inquiries. This, of course, is not a book for all readers, but it contains facts and conclusions which are interesting, and should be useful, if marriage were more a matter of reason and deliberate choice than it is."
Spectator, Nov. 16. Palestine Exploration Fund. The survey of east
ern Palestine; memoirs of the topography,
“ Peut-être souhaiterait-on un peu plus d'abandon dans la manière de M. Petit, peut-être un peu moins de gravité académique, mais c'est là une bien légère ré. serve que nous faisons dans l'éloge de ce livre bien or. donné, sagement pensé, fermement écrit. M. Mignet revit tout entier dans ce livre, et il nous a semblé vrai. ment, à nous qui l'avons connu, goûter quelques heures, encore l'inappréciable commerce de cet homme qui ne fut pas seulement un profond érudit, un grand écrivain, mais un causeur charmant, une âme tendre et délicate."
- Le livre, 19 juillet. Rawlinson, G: History of Phænicia.
" Phænicia is one of the most interesting and archæo. logically instructive among all branches of ancient big. tory; and Canon Rawlinson in producing this conven. ieni 'handbook on the subject has added another to his long list of services to the science which he has for so many years striven to advance, both by his printed books and by his lectures as the Camden Professor of Ancient History at Oxford.
He has given us a work of great interest, in which is condensed a very large amount of otherwise scattered information." —
Saturday rev., Nov. 23. Rebière, A.
Mathématiques et mathématiciens; pensées et curiosités. Redford, G: Art sales; a history of sales of pic
tures and other works of art. 1888. 2 v. « Mr. Redford has filled his first volume with histori. cal notes and memoirs of sales, beginning in 1620 with the disposal by Rubens of his collection en bloc'to the Duke of Buckingham, and ending with the break. ing up in 1888 of the Marquis of Exeter's gullery. The introduction to his second volume is full of notes of great interest, abounding in curious matter.
The body of the vo
me is divided into sections, each re. porting in a tabulated form, under the name of the art. ist, the subjects of his works, the dates of the sales, the prices, the seller's and the purchaser's names.
... Such a mass of details in valuable order it has never till now
been our luck to possess." — Atheneum, Aug. 3. Ribbe, C: de. Une grande dame dans son ménage
au temps de Louis XIV; d'après le journal de la comtesse de Rochefort, 1689.
Rossetti, W: M. Dante Gabriel Rossetti as de
signer and writer; notes; incl. a prose par
aphrase of the House of life. “If among known names of the present century one should count on the fingers of one hand those of men whose early personalintluence gave an upward impulse to the aims of English art, Dante Gabriel Rossetti's would be one of them. Even for any one who may know next to nothing of the painter-poet or his work, it will be a very fascinating story. We can read between the lines, and it is no detraction to say that we wish there were more of it. The work is the outcome of an intellect wide enough to be generous, calm enough to be judicial in speaking of one who compelled enthusiasm whether of partisanship or enmity.” — T. Nettleship
in the Academy, Dec. 7. Rousset, C.F. M. La conquête de l'Algerie, 1841
57. 2 v, and atlas. Russell, W: C. The romance of Jenny Harlowe;
and sketches of maritime life.
“ Capital reading." - Academy, Oct. 26. Santa-Anna Nery, F. J. Folk-lore brésilien;
préf. du prince R. Bonaparte. Stanhope, P. D., 4th Earl of Chesterfield. Letters
to his son ; selected by C: Sayle. (Camelot
ser.) Tchou-hi. Kia-li; livres des rites domestiques
chinois; tr., avec commentaires, par C. de
Harlez. Tesdorpf, A. Geschichte der kaiserlich deutschen
Kriegsmarine in Denkwürdigkeiten. Tholuck, F: A: G. Vorgeschichte des Rationalis
1. Th. 1853. 2 v. Torrington, Lord. Memoirs relating to Lord Tor
rington ; ed. by J: K. Laughton. (Camelot
Soc. Pub.) “George Byng, the Lord Torrington of this book, was not one of the greatest of our seamen, but he did good work: he played an active and interesting, if not eminently honorable, part in the Revolution of 1688, and he contributed one of the prettiest and most com. pletely successful bits of fighting to the history of our navy. A reasonably good life of him, written by a well informed contemporary, would be a great find. Un. happily the manuscript which Mr. Laughton has edited falis far short of even a modest standard. ... The memoirs will be useful to the long-hoped-for naval historian, and they certainly leave the impression that the conqueror of the Spaniards at Cape Passaro was a brave and ca.
pable man." -- Sat. rev., Aug. 16. Traill, A: D. Lord Strafford. (Eng. men of ac
tion.) " One of the greatest and beyond all question the most unjustly treated both in bis own day and by posterity, of all English statermen could hardly have been committed to better hands than those of Mr. Traill. He is particularly well fitted to deal with this hard case – tirst, because he is one of the not very numerous writers of the present day who understand what political argument means; secondly, because he is a thoroughgoing Tory; and, thirdly, because his Toryism is not in the least of the sentimental kind. The biographer has not attempted very much personal biography, though he has given a good account of Wentworth's life. The three points on which he has rightly spent almost his whole energies are – first, the problem of Wentworth's budden' apostasy;' secondly, the question of his gov. ernment in the north of Ireland; thirdly, the circum. stances of his trial and death.
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Gustavus Vasa. “ Despite many defects it is not without some merit. As a rule he tells his story in a clear, intelligible way; he is transparently anxious to do justice to all parties; his description of the Reformation in Sweden, so far as it goes is substantially accurate; and though evidently leaning to the Protestant side, he is very seldom unfair to the Catholics. Finally, and this perhaps is its chief recommendation, the book is the first serious attempt in English to deal with the early political career of one of Europe's greatest men."-R. Nisbet's Buin in the Acad.
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We have no doubt whatever that it is all genuine, and that there was a Miss J., and that the Duke of Wellington wrote to her. If we are being hoaxed, and any man jeers at us for it, we shall reply that the discovery delights us; for in that case the world will be richer in Mrs. or Miss Chris. tine Terbue Herrick for a writer with an altogether amazing knowledge of human nature, insight into character, and power of imitating style.” – Sat, rev.,
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