Memoirs and Adventures of Sir John Hepburn: Knight, Governor of Munich, Marshall of France Under Louis XIII, and Commander of the Scots Brigade Under Gustavus Adolphus, Etc

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Sivu 291 - We have thoroughly examined these volumes ; but to give a full notice of their varied and valuable contents would occupy a larger space than we can conveniently devote to their discussion ; we therefore, in general terms, commend them to the careful study of every young man who wishes to become a good practical farmer.— Times.
Sivu 271 - Lives of the Queens of Scotland, and English Princesses connected with the Regal Succession of Great Britain.
Sivu 276 - We do not remember any recent author whose poetry is so unmixedly native ; and this English complexion constitutes one of its characteristic charms. No purer model of our genuine home feeling and language."— Quarterly Review.
Sivu 266 - ALISON. History of Europe. By Sir ARCHIBALD ALISON. Bart., DCL 1. From the Commencement of the French Revolution to the Battle of Waterloo. LIBRARY EDITION, 14 vols., with Portraits. Demy 8vo, £10, 10s.
Sivu 274 - THE CRUISE OF THE MIDGE. By the Author of " Tom Cringle's Log." In One Volume, Foolscap 8vo, 3s.
Sivu 274 - The Youth and Manhood of Cyril Thornton. By the Author of " Men and Manners in America." Foolscap 8vo, 3s. 6d, Valerius. A Roman Story. Foolscap 8vo, 2s. ftl. Reginald Dalton. By the Author of
Sivu 294 - A Treatise on Land Surveying. By John Ainslie. A New and Enlarged Edition, embracing Railway, Military, Marine, and Geodetical Surveying, by WILLIAM GALBRAITH, MA, FRAS In demy 8vo, price 21s., -with an Atlas of Thirty-two Engravings on Steel, by W. & AK JOHNSTON, and numerous Illustrations Engraved on Wood, by RH BRANSTON. *' The best book on Surveying with which I am acquainted is Mr Galbraith's edition of • Ainslie's Surveying."* — Dr Rutherford, Royal Military Academy, Woolvnch.
Sivu 275 - Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers" — a volume of verse which shows that Scotland has yet a poet. Full of the true fire, it now stirs and swells like a trumpet-note — now sinks in cadences sad and wild as the wail of a Highland dirge.— Quarterly Review.
Sivu 271 - Miss Strickland has not only been fortunate in the selection of her subject, but she has sustained to the full the high reputation for research which her previous writings have acquired. Her choice has indeed been evidently directed to that period when Scottish history assumes the highest interest, and connects itself most closely with -the sympathies of the present day.
Sivu 273 - Of no modern writer can it be affirmed with less hesitation, that she has become an English classic ; nor, until human nature becomes very different from what it now is, can we imagine the least probability that the music of her lays will cease to soothe the ear, or the beauty of her sentiment to charm the gentle heart.

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