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Ten Years of Imperialism in France. Impressions of
Flâneur." In Octavo, price 9s. “There has not been published for many a day a more remarkable book on France than this, which professes to be the impressions of a Flâneur.
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Memorials of the Castle of Edinburgh. By James Grant,
Esq. A New Edition: In Crown Octavo, with 12 Engravings, 3s. 6d.
Memoirs and Adventures of Sir William Kirkaldy of
Grange, Governor of the Castle of Edinburgh for Mary Queen of Scots. By JAMES
GRANT, Esq. Post Octavo, 10s. 6d. " It is seldom, indeed, that we find history so written, in a style at once vigorous, perspicuous, and picturesque. The author's heart is throughly with his subject.”—Blackwood's Magazine.
Memoirs and Adventures of Sir John Hepburn, Marshal of
France under Louis XIII., &c. By JAMES GRANT, Esq. Post Octavo, 8s.
Annals of the Peninsular Campaigns. By Capt. Thomas
Hamilton. A New Edition. Edited by F. HARDMAN, Esq. Octavo, 16s.; and Atlas of Maps to illustrate the Campaigns, 12s.
The Story of the Campaign of Sebastopol. Written in
the Camp. By Lieut.-Col. E. BRUCE HAMLEY. With Illustrations drawn in
Camp by the Author. Octavo, 21s. “ We strongly recommend this ‘Story of the Campaign to all who would gain a just comprehension of this tremendous struggle. Of this we are perfectly sure, it is a book unlikely to be ever superseded. Its truth is of that simple and startling character which is sure of an immortal existence; nor is it paying the gallant author too high a compliment to class this masterpiece of military history with the most precious of those classic records which have been bequeathed to us by the great writers of antiquity who took part in the wars they have described.”—The Press.
Wellington's Career ; a Military and Political Summary.
By Lieut.-Col. E. BRUCE HAMLEY, Professor of Military History and Art at the Staff College. Crown Octavo, 2s.
Fleets and Navies. By Captain Charles Hamley, R.M.
Originally published in Blackwood's Magazine. Crown Octavo, 6s.
Memoir of Mrs Hemans. By her Sister. With a Portrait.
Foolscap Octavo, 5s.
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HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY
Leaders of the Reformation : Luther, Calvin, Latimer,
and KNOX. By the Rev. John TULLOCH, D.D., Principal, and Primarius Professor of Theology, St Mary's College, St Andrews. Second Edition, Crown
Octavo, 6s. 60. “We are not acquainted with any work in which so much solid information upon the leading aspects of the great Reformation is presented in so well-packed and pleasing a form."-Witness.
“The style is admirable in force and in pathos, and the book one to be altogether recommended, both for the merits of those of whom it treats, and for that which the writer unconsciously reveals of his own character."-Globe.
English Puritanism and its Leaders : Cromwell,
Cromwell, Milton, BAXTER, and BUNYAN. By the Rev. Joan TULLOCH, D.D. Uniform with the “Leaders of the Reformation.” 7s. 6d.
“His biographic delineations are not collections of vague generalities, but well-selected features combining to a likeness And, while always self-possessed and calm, he is never cold. A steady glow of imaginative fire and radiance follows his pen, and it is evident that he has legitimately acquired the right to interest and move others, by having first been moved himself."-Dial.
"It is a book which, from its style-firm and interesting, dispassionate and impartial, but yet warm with admiration-will be hailed for fireside reading in the families of the descendants of those Puritan men and their times."--Eclectic Review,
History of the French Protestant Refugees. By Charles
Weiss, Professor of History at the Lycée Buonaparté. Translated by F. HARD-
The Eighteen Christian Centuries. By the Rev. James
WHITE. Fourth Edition, with Analytical Table of Contents, and a Copious
Index. Post Octavo, 7s. 6d. “He goes to work upon the only true principle, and produces a picture that at once satisfies truth, arrests the memory, and fills the imagination. When they (Index and Analytical Contents) are supplied, it will be difficult to lay hands on any book of the kind more useful and more entertaining."-Times, Review of first edition.
“Mr White comes to the assistance of those who would know something of the history of the Eighteen Christian Centuries; and those who want to know still more than he gives them, will find that he has perfected a plan which catches the attention, and fixes the distinctive feature of each century in the memory."—Wesleyan Times.
History of France, from the Earliest Period to the Year
1848. By the Rev. JAMES WHITE, Author of the “ Eighteen Christian Cen.
turies." Second Edition. Post Octavo, Os. “ Mr White's History of France,' in a single volume of some 600 pages, contains every leading incident worth the telling, and abounds in word-painting whereof a paragraph hus often as much active life in it as one of those inch-square etchings of the great Callot, in which may be clearly seen the whole armies contending in bloody arbitrament, and as many incidents of battle as may be gazed at in the miles of canvass in the military picture-galleries at Versailles. "Athenæum.
“An excellent and comprehensive compendium of French history, quite above the standard of a school-book, and particularly well adapted for the libraries of literary institutions."National Review.
Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers, and other Poems. By
W. EDMONDSTOUNE Aytoun, D.C.L., Professor of Rhetoric and Belles-Lettres
in the University of Edinburgh. Twentieth Edition, Foolscap Octavo, 78. 6d. “Mr Aytoun's 'Lays' are truly beautiful, and are perfect poems of their class, pregnant with fire, with patriotic ardour, with loyal zeal, with exquisite pathos, with noble passion. Who can hear the opening lines descriptive of Edinburgh after the great battle of Flodden, and not feel that the minstrel's soul bas caught the genuine inspiration?"- Morning Post.
“ Professor Aytoun's ‘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- DOY sinks in cadences sad and wild as the wail of a Highland dirge."-Quarterly Review.
Aytoun's Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers. An Illustrated
Edition. From Designs by J. Nor Paton and W. H. PatoN, A.R.S.A. Engraved by John Thompson, W. J. Linton, W. Thomas, Whymper, Cooper, Green, Dalziels, Evans, &c. In Small Quarto, printed on Toned Paper, bound in gilt
cloth, 21s. “The artists nave excelled themselves in the engravings which they have furnished. Seizing the spirit of Mr Aytoun's · Ballads' as perhaps none but Suotchmen could have seized it, they have thrown their whole strength into the work with a heartiness which others would do well to imitate. Whoever there may be that does not already know these 'Lays' we recommend at once to make their acquaintance in this edition, wherein author and artist illustrate each other as kindred spirits should."-Standard.
Bothwell: A Poem. By W. Edmondstoune Aytoun, D.C.L.,
Professor of Rhetoric and Belles-Lettres in the University of Edinburgh. Third
Edition. Foolscap Octavo, 7s. 6d. “A noble poem, healthy in tone and purely English in language, and closely linked to the historical traditions of his native country."-John Bull.
" Professor Aytoun has produced a fine poem and an able argument, and “Bothwell' will assuredly take its stand among the classics of Scottish literature. "— The Press.
The Ballads of Scotland. Edited by Professor Aytoun.
Third Edition. Two Volumes, Foolscap Octavo, 12s. “No country can boast of a richer collection of Ballads than Scotland, and no Editor for these Ballads could be found more accomplished than Professor Aytoun. He has sent forth two beautiful voluines which range with Percy's 'Reliques'-which, for completeness and accuracy, leave little to be desired-which must henceforth be considered as the standard edition of the Scottish Ballads, and which we commend as a model to any among ourselves who may think of doing like service to the English Ballads.”—The Times.
Poems and Ballads of Goethe. Translated by Professor
AYTOUN and THEODORE Martin. Second Edition, Foolscap Octavo, 6s. “There is no doubt that these are the best translations of Goethe's marvellously-cut gems which have yet been published."-The Times.
The Book of Ballads. Edited by Bon Gaultier. Eighth
Edition, with numerous Illustrations, by DOYLE, LEECH, and CROWQUILL. Gilt Edges, Post Octavo, 8s. 6d.
Firmilian, or the Student of Badajoz. A Spasmodic
Tragedy. By T. Percy Jones. In Small Octavo, 5s. “Humour of a kind most rare at all times, and especially in the pesent day, runs through every page, and passages of true poetry and delicious versification prevent the continual play of sarcasın from becoming tedious."-Literary Gazette.
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Poetical Works of Thomas Aird. Complete Edition, in
One Volume, Foolscap Octavo, 68. “Mr Aird is a poet of a very high class, and in that class he occupies no mean or middling place. His imagination is lofty, his invention fertile, his sentiments heroic, and his language generally clear and forcible."--Scotsman.
Poems. By the Lady Flora Hastings. Edited by her
SISTER. Second Edition, with a Portrait. Foolscap, 7s. 6d.
The Poems of Felicia Hemans. Complete in one Volume,
Royal Octavo, with Portrait by Finden, Cheap Edition, 12s. 6d. Another Edition, with MEMOIR by her Sister, Seven Volumes, Foolscap, 35s. Another Edition,
in Six Volumes, cloth, gilt edges, 24s. “Of do 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 sentinent to charm the gentle heart.- Blackwood's Magazine. The following Works of Mrs HEMANS are sold separately, bound in cloth, gilt edges,
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TALES AND HISTORIC SCENES.
MORAL AND RELIGIOUS POEMS. The Odyssey of Homer. Translated into English Verse in
the Spenserian Stanza. By PHILIP STANHOPE WORSLEY, M.A., Scholar of
Corpus Christi College. Two Volumes, Crown Octavo, 18s. Poems and Translations. By P. S. Worsley, M.A.,
Scholar of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Foolscap Octavo, 5s.
Poetical Works of D. M. Moir (Delta). With Portrait, and
Memoir by THOMAS AIRD. Second Edition. Two Volumes, Foolscap Octavo, 12s.
Translations by Theodore Martin :
Goethe's Faust. Second Edition, Crown Octavo, 6s.
Post 8vo, 9s.
Square 8vo, 7s. 6d.
Foolscap Octavo, 5s.
Foolscap Octavo, 3s.
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The Course of Time: A Poem. In Ten Books. By Robert
Pollok, A.M. Twenty-third Edition, Foolscap Octavo, 5s. “Of deep and hallowed impress, full of noble thoughts and graphic conceptions—the production of a mind alive to the great relations of being, and the sublime simplicity of our religion" -Blackwood's Magazine.
An Illustrated Edition of the Course of Time. In Large
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Poems and Ballads of Schiller. Translated by Sir Edward
BULWER LYTTON, Bart. Second Edition, Octavo, 10s. 6d. "The translations are executed with consummate ability. The technical difficulties attending a task so great and intricate have been mastered or eluded with a power and patience quite extraordinary; and the public is put in possession of perhaps the best translation of a foreign poet which exists in our language. Indeed, we know of none so complete and faithful."- MOTAing Chronicle.
St Stephens ; Or, Illustrations of Parliamentary Oratory.
A Poem. Comprising --Pym-Vane-Strafford -- Halifax-Shaftesbury-St John - Sir R. Walpole — Chesterfield — Carteret - Chatham – Pitt - Fox - Burke Sheridan – Wilberforce - Wyndham - Conway - Castlereagh - William Lamb (Lord Melbourne) — Tierney-Lord Grey-O'Connell — Plunkett-Shiel - FollettMacaulay-Peel. Second Edition. Crown Octavo, 5s.
Illustrations of the Lyric Poetry and Music of Scotland.
By WILLIAM STENHOUSE. Originally compiled to accompany the “Scots Musical Museum,” and now published separately, with Additional Notes and Illustrations. Octavo, 73. 6d.
The Birthday, and other Poems. By Mrs Southey. Second
Professor Wilson's Poems. Containing the “Isle of
Palms,” the “ City of the Plague,” “Unimore," and other Poems. Complete
Poems and Songs. By David Wingate. In Fcap. Octavo.
5s. “It contains genuine poctic ore, poems which win for their author a place among Scotland's true sons of song, and such as any man in any conntry might rejoice to have written."-London Review.
“We are delighted to welcome into the brotherhood of real poets a countryman of Bums, and whose verse will go far to render the rougher Border Scottish a classic dialect in our literature." -John Bull.
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