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“The new Cecil has wit and spirit as well as its predecessor, and a great many just views with a pointed social moral. In that nice painting of the heartless features of fashionable life, where, with no caricature of colour, there is no compromise of truth, we have few better living artists than the author of Cecil.”—Eraminer.

“ A clever novel, and we think the author in his impersonation of Cecilhas been very successful. The novel is smartly written, and is obviously the work of a man of talent. In the present dearth of good novels, it is not high praise to say this is the best that has appeared for some months."— Westminster Review.

“ Cecil is the most artificial of writers, criticizing the usages, and dissecting the foibles of the most artificial of all aristocratic communities. And yet his pages are full of unsophisticated morality, pure and elevated ideas, and instinctive sympathy with what is truly virtuous and beautiful in humanity. These touches of unalloyed and spontaneous feeling afford an agreeable relief to the severer qualities which characterize his vivid sketches of society. Another charming feature in the work is the refined taste, which renders Cecil not only an agreeable companion, but an acute observer, from whose discrimination much may be learnt."

Court Journal.

“Supj ose wit the most brilliant, humour the most bizarre, fancy the most fantastical, reading the most varied, and genius the most scatter-brained; then, imagine an ever fervid temperament, a generous heart, a caustic spirit, and a refined taste, and having mixed all these together, without mean or measure, envelope them in a covering of incorrigible coxcombry and you have the inward man ofCecil.”-A work more radiant with sparkling gems, more inlaid with talent, we have seldom read.” — Morning Post.

The same vivacity of narrative, the same light, graceful finesse of satiric inuendo, combined with lessons of broad and geuerous import, which distinguished the former part of this work, are to be found in this, its sequel, and invest it with au interest for every class of readers, the grave as well as the gay. Amongst productions of the same class in our literature, it may be fairly deemed entitled to take a place in the foremost, most esteemed rank.”

Morning Herald.

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CECIL, A PEER.

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SECOND EDITION.

“The new Cecil has wit and spirit as well as its predecessor, and a great many just views with a pointed social moral. In that nice painting of the heartless features of fashionable life, where, with no caricature of colour, there is no compromise of truth, we have few better living artists than the author of Cecil.”—Examiner.

“ A clever novel, and we think the author in his impersonation of Cecil" has been very successful. The novel is smartly written, and is obviously the work of a man of talent. In the present dearth of good novels, it is not high praise to say this is the best that has appeared for some months.”—Westminster Review.

“ Cecil is the most artificial of writers, criticizing the usages, and dissecting the foibles of the most artificial of all aristocratic communities. And yet his pages are full of unsophisticated morality, pure and elevated ideas, and instinctive sympathy with what is truly virtuous and beautiful in humanity. These touches of unalloyed and spontaneous feeling afford an agreeable relief to the severer qualities which characterize his vivid sketches of society. Another charming feature in the work is the refined taste, which renders Cecil not only an agreeable companion, but an acute observer, from whose discrimination much may be learnt.”

Court Journal.

Suppose wit the most brilliant, humour the most bizarre, fancy the most fantastical, reading the most varied, and genius the most scatter-brained; then, imagine an ever fervid temperament, a generous heart, a caustic spirit, and a refined taste, and having mixed all these together, without mean or measure, envelope them in a covering of incorrigible coxcombry and you have the inward man of“ Cecil.”-A work more radiant with sparkling gems, more inlaid with talent, we have seldom read.”—Morning Post.

“ The same vivacity of narrative, the same light, graceful finesse of satiric inuendo, combined with lessons of broad and geuerous import, which distinguished the former part of this work, are to be found in this, its sequel, and invest it with au interest for every class of readers, the grave as well as the gay. Amongst productions of the same class in our

it may be fairly deemed entitled to take a place in the foremost, most esteemed rank.”

Morning Herald.

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