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Side 338 - MISERABLES. By VICTOR HUGO. AUTHORISED COPYRIGHT ENGLISH TRANSLATION. "The merits of *Les Miserables' do not merely consist in the conception of it as a whole; it abounds, page after page, with details of unequalled beauty.
Side 338 - ... poetical power, and he has the faculty, which hardly any other French novelist possesses, of drawing beautiful as well as striking pictures. Another feature for which Victor Hugo's book deserves high praise is its perfect purity. Any one who reads the Bible and Shakspeare may read
Side 338 - It is not often that we light upon a novel of so much merit and interest as
Side 15 - BETTER is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than a house full of sacrifices with strife.
Side 337 - Amen ! Amen ! One who knew him well, and may with good cause love him, has said : " But for Irving, I had never known what the communion of man with man means. His was the freest, brotherliest, bravest human soul mine ever came in contact with : I call him, on the whole, the best man I have ever, after trial enough, found in this world, or now hope to find.
Side 340 - THE OKAVANGO RIVER; A NARRATIVE OF TRAVEL, EXPLORATION, AND ADVENTURE. By CHARLES JOHN ANDERSSON, Author of "Lake Ngami." 1 vol., with Portrait and numerous Illustrations. TRAVELS IN THE REGIONS OF THE AMOOR, AND THE RUSSIAN ACQUISITIONS ON THE CONFINES OF INDIA AND CHINA. By TW ATKINSON, FGS, FRGS, Author of " Oriental and Western Siberia.
Side 338 - It is not merely the work of a truly great man, but it is his great and favourite work — the fruit of years of thought and labour. Victor Hugo is almost the only French imaginative writer of the present century who is entitled to be considered as a man of genius. He has wonderful poetical power, and he has the faculty, which hardly any other French novelist possesses, of drawing beautiful as well as striking pictures.
Side 281 - GOD moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform ; He plants his footsteps in the sea, And rides upon the storm. 2 Deep in unfathomable mines Of never-failing skill, He treasures up his vast designs, And works his sovereign will.
Side 338 - This work has something more than the beauties of an exquisite .style or the word-compelling power of a literary Zeus to recommend it to the tender care of a distant posterity : in dealing with all the emotions, passions, doubts, fears, which go to make up our common humanity, M.
Side 337 - A character such as this is deserving of study, and his life ought to be written. Mrs. Oliphant has undertaken the work and has produced a biography of considerable merit. The author fully understands her hero, and sets forth the incidents of his career with the skill of a practised hand. The book is a good book on a most interesting theme.