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MR. COLBURN'S STANDARD WORKS.

Now in course of Publication, in Four Parts, Price 108. 6d. each, (three of which are now ready,) beautifully printed in double columns,

HISTORY

OF

THE LANDED GENTRY;

A

GENEALOGICAL AND HERALDIC DICTIONARY

OF

THE WHOLE OF THE LANDED GENTRY, OR UNTITLED ARISTO-
CRACY OF ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, AND IRELAND.

BY JOHN BURKE, ESQ.,
AUTHOR OF THE “PEERAGE AND BARONETAGE;"

AND

JOHN BERNARD BURKE, ESQ.,

OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, BARRISTER-AT-LAW. Tuis important work has been undertaken as a companion to Mr. Burke's popular “Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the United Kingdom,” and upon a similar plan, in order that the two publications may embrace the whole body of the British Peerage, Baronetage, and Gentry, and may furnish such a mass of authentic information, in regard to all the principal families in the kingdom, as has never before been brought together.

It relates to the Untitled Families of rank, as the " Peerage and Baronetage" does to the Titled, and forms, in fact, a Peerage of the Untitled Aristocracy. It embraces the whole of the Landed Interest.

The Landed Gentry of England are so closely connected with the stirring records of its eventful history, that some acquaintance with them is a matter of necessity with the historical student, the speculator in politics, and the curious in topographical and antiquarian lore; and even the very spirit of ordinary curiosity will prompt to a desire to trace the origin and progress of those families whose influence pervades the towns and villages of our land. This work, abounding in interesting anecdote, and displaying deep research, must rank among the first class of those publications which elucidate, or connect themselves with, the annals of our country. It is, therefore, a most necessary companion to the “Peerage and Baronetage,” and indispensable to the library of every gentleman.

A work which contains curious information, nowhere else to be found, and to which even professional genealogists may refer with advantage.”—Quarterly Review.

It is particularly requested that all Communications intended for this work may be sent without delay, to the publisher, in order to ensure their appearance in proper alphabetical order. HENRY COL BURN, PUBLISHER,

13, GREAT MARLBOROUGH-STREET, LONDON. Agents : For Scotland-Bell and Bradfute, Edinburgh; for Ireland-John

Cumming, Dublin. Orders received by all Booksellers.

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DEDICATED, BY PERMISSION, TO HER MAJESTY.

Now in course of Publication, embellished with Portraits, in elegant volumes,

small 8vo., price 10s. 6d. each, bouvd; either of which may be had separately, LIVES OF THE QUEENS OF ENGLAND,

FROM THE NORMAN CONQUEST,
WITH ANECDOTES OF THEIR COURTS;
Now first published from Official Records and other Authentic Documents,

private as well as public.
BY AGNES STRICKLAND.

OPINIONS OF THE PRESS. “ These volumes have the fascination of a romance united to the integrity of history."— Times.

"A most valuable and entertaining work.”—Chronicle. “ This interesting and well-written work, in which the severe truth of history takes almost the wildness of romance, will constitute a valuable addition to our biographical literature.”—Morning Herald.

* A valuable contribution to historical knowledge, to young persons especially. 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."-Athenæum.

“ The execution of this work is equal to the conception. Great pains have been taken to make it both interesting and valuable.”Literary Gazette.

“ This elegant work, in which we have every thing connected with the biographies of our female sovereigns, is one of the higbest merit, and of permanent interest, evincing great learning, research, judgment, and taste.”Dispatch.

“ Authentic memoirs of our English Queens is a work which has been much wanted, and Miss Strickland has spared neither labour nor research to complete this attractive work in an efficient manner.”-Sun.

This important work will form one of the most useful, agreeable, and essential additions to our historical library that we have had for many years.”Naval and Military Gazette.

“ A charming work-full of interest, at once serious and pleasing."-Monsieur Guizot.

“ This work is 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. (Third Notice.) HENRY COLBURN, PUBLISHER,

13, GREAT MARLBOROUGH-STREET, LONDON. Agents : for Scotland-Bell and Bradfute, Edinburgh ; for Ireland-John

Cumming, Dublin. Orders received by all Booksellers.

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MR. COLBURN'S STANDARD WORKS.

MISS BURNEY'S DIARY.
Now in course of Publication, in elegant small 8vo. volumes, price 108. 6d. each,

New and Rerised Editions of Vols. I. to V., are now ready; Vol. VI, is in

the press,

THE DIARY AND LETTERS

OF

MADAME D’ARBL AY,
AUTHOR OF “EVELINA,” “ CECILIA,” &c., &c.

INCLUDING THE PERIOD OF HER

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RESIDENCE AT THE COURT OF QUEEN CHARLOTTE.

EDITED BY HER NIECE.

CRITICAL OPINIONS. “Madame D'Arblay lived to be a classic. Time set on her fame, before she went hence, that seal which is seldom set except on the fame of the departed. All those whom we have beeu accustomed to revere as intellectual patriarchs seemed children when compared with her; for Burke had sat up all night to read her writings, and Jobnson had pronounced her superior to Fielding, when Rogers was still a schoolboy, and Southey still in petticoats. Her Diary is written in her earliest and best manner; in true woman's English, clear, natural, and lively. It ought to be consulted by every person who wishes to be well acquainted with the bistory of our literature and our manners. The account which she gives of the king's illness will, we think, be more valued by the historians of a fu, ture age than any equal portions of Pepys' or Evelyn's Diaries.”—Edinburgh Review.

“ This publication will take its place in the libraries beside Walpole and Boswell.”—Literary Gazette.

“ In our minds, this delightful Diary has been the most agreeable variety of the season. Miss Burney's first volume ought to be placed beside Boswell's Life,' to which it forms an excellent supplement.”—Times.

A work unequalled in literary and social value by any thing else of a similar kind in the language."--Naval and Military Gazette. “ This work may be considered a kind of supplement to Boswell's Life of John

It is a beautiful picture of society as it existed in manners, taste, and literature, in the early period of the reign of George the Third, drawn by a pencil as vivid and brilliant as that of any of the celebrated persons who composed the circle.”—Messenger.

“ A publication of much interest and value.”-Chronicle.

“ Miss Burney's Diary, sparkling with wit, teeming with lively anecdote, and delectable gossip, and full of sound and discreet views of persons and things, will be perused with interest by all classes of readers.”Post.

“ This work presents an unrivalled combination of attraction. That extraordinary man, Johnson, is painted far better than he is by Boswell.”—Court Journal.

“ A valuable addition to the literature of our country."— Age.

“ We know not when we have been so delighted with a book as with Miss Burney's Diary. Every page teems with interest."— Weekly Chronicle. HENRY COLBURN, PUBLISHER,

13, GREAT MARLBOROUGH-STREET, LONDON. Agents: for Scotland, Bell and Bradfute, Edinburgh ; for Ireland, John Cumming,

Dublin.

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DEDICATED, BY PERMISSION, TO H. R. H. PRINCE ALBERT.

Now in course of Publication, in about Four Volumes, 8vo., price 158. each, to range with the WELLINGTON DISPATCHES. (Vols. I. and II. are now ready.)

THE LETTERS AND DISPATCHES

OF

ADMIRAL LORD VISCOUNT NELSON.

EDITED BY SIR HARRIS NICOLAS, G.C.M.G.

OPINIONS OF THE PRESS.

“We were rejoiced at the announcement of the intended publication of Lord Nelson's Letters and Dispatches, and we confess that we have not been disappointed by the editor's performance of his task. · This collection promises to be the most genuine and true portrait of a great public character which the world has ever seen.”- Times.

The Letters of Nelson, just given to the public by the industry of Sir Harris Nicolas, will hereafter be the manual of the sailor, as the sister service has found a guide in the Dispatches of the Duke of Wellington. All that was to be expected from the well-known talent of the Editor, united to an enthusiasm for bis bero, which has carried him triumphantly through the extraordinary labour of investigating and ascertaining every fact in the slightest degree bearing upon bis subject, is to be found in this volume, in which, from the beginning

to the end, by a continued series of letters, Nelson is made his own bistorian.”—Blackwood's Magazine.

“ Sir Harris Nicolas has imposed a great obligation upon the country by this publication. The collection is a model in its kind. The family that shall want this bouk must be ungrateful to the memory of Nelson."-Standard.

“ This Publication, in its idea and execution, is very honourable to all engaged in it. Sir Harris Nicolas has entered on his worthy task in the best possible spirit. Nor will it be possible to imagine, when completed, a nobler national trophy. There is no warrior or statesman in our history, from Alfred downwards, of whom England has so many reasons to be proud, as Nelson. This Collection is enriched with Letters hitherto unprinted, to an extent the inost sanguine could hardly have looked for.”—Examiner.

Had we such collections as the present important publication in sufficient abundance, the history of the past might be rewritten, with its anomalies reconciled, and its blanks supplied.”—Atheneum.

The Dispatches of Nelson will range side by side witb those of Wellington. Englishmen will associate their heroic deeds, and point their sons to these kindred works as the best memorials of their services.”—Globe.

HENRY COLBURN, PUBLISHER,

13, GREAT MARLBOROUGH-STREET, LONDON.

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MR. COLBURN'S STANDARD WORKS.

CHEAP LIBRARY OF ENTERTAINMENT. Elegantly bound in Sixteen Volumes, price only 6s. each, (any of which may be had separately,) printed uniformly with Byron and Scott

, and beautifully embellished with the Portraits of the Authors, and other Engravings, by the Findens and other eminent Artists,

COLBURN'S STANDARD NOVELS;

A SELECT COLLECTION OF

The best works of Fiction OF THE MOST DISTINGUISHED ENGLISH WRITERS, WHICH CANNOT BE

PROCURED IN ANY OTHER COLLECTION. No composition of inferior or ephemeral character will be admitted into this collection; but those works alone which have received the stamp of unequivocal public approbation, and which may be read from time to time, with still recurring pleasure and profit, will constitute the Series.

CONTENTS. SIR E. L. BULWER'S ELHAM.

MR. HOOK'S SAYINGS AND DOINGS. SIR E. L. BULWER'S DISOWNED.

(First Series); comprising Danvers, The SIR E. L. BULWER'S DEVEREUX.

Friend of the Family, Merton, &c.

MR. HOOK'S SAYINGS AND DOINGS.
MR, WARD'S TREMAINE.
MR. SMITH'S BRAMBLETYE HOUSE.

(Second Series); comprising the Suther.

lands, the Man of Many Friends, Doubts MR. SMITH'S ZILLAH,

and Fears, and Passion and Principle. MR. LISTER'S GRANBY.

MR. HOOK'S SAYINGS AND DOINGS. LADY MORGAN'S O'DONNEL.

(Third Series); comprising Cousin Wil

liam and Gervase Skinner. LADY MORGAN'S FLORENCE MACARTHY.

MR. JAMES'S RICHELIEU. CAPT. MARRYAT'S FRANK MILDMAY.

MR, GLEIG'S CHELSEA PENSIONERS. MR, HOOK'S GURNEY MARRIED.

OPINIONS OF THE PRESS, “Colburn's Standard Novelists' presents a series of those works of fiction that have most tended, with the writings of Sir Walter Scott, to elevate this description of literature. This publication presents a concentration of imaginative genius.”—Globe.

“ This collection continues to realise the most sanguine expectations of that large class of readers who, with ourselves, were anxious to have all the best modern works of fiction brought out on the plan which Mr. Colburn has so judiciously adopted, and in which elegance and economy are so happily combined.”-Sunday Times.

"A truly popular undertaking. The series so got up and embellished, and so cheap, must extend the fame even of the author of Pelham.' "-Literary Gazette.

“ We earnestly press this cheap and elegant publication of Mr. Colburn's on the notice of our readers, under a sincere conviction that we are doing them a service."-Scotsman.

Thousands, and tens of thousands, will patronise this undertaking."

“What an admirable opportunity is here presented to such as are about to form a select library of fiction !”-Sun. HENRY COLBURN, PUBLISHER,

13, GREAT MARLBOROUGH-STREET, LONDON. Agents: for Scotland, Bell and Bradfute, Edinburgh ; for Ireland, John Cum

ming, Dublin. Orders received by all Booksellers.

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