The fortunes of the House of Pennyl (Google eBook)

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James Blackwood, 1860
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Page 189 - With holly and ivy So green and so gay ; We deck up our houses As fresh as the day, With bays and rosemary, And lawrel compleat, And every one now Is a king in conceit. But as for all curmudgeons, Who will not be free, I wish they may die On the three-legged tree.
Page 188 - ... benefit of Young People. 3. Bright Diamonds, Set in Short Stories for the Young. 4. Sparkling Diamonds, in Lessons for Young Readers. 5. The Sacred Mountains. By Rev. JT HEADLEY. 6. The Fountain of Living Waters. 7. Sacred Scenes and Characters. By Rev. JT HEADLEY. 8.
Page 190 - DAELEY ; or, Life in her Husband's Curacies. By LHB Crown 8vo., cloth, price 10s. 6d. " It is clearly and carefully written. The characters are well drawn, and life, as it comes under a curate's observation, in a poor and populous district, is faithfully portrayed. The description of the Chartist risings in Yorkshire have a touch which reminds us of Miss Bronte's graphic narratives of similar outbreaks .... The work is instructive and suggestive, yielding high moral teaching, with orthodox preaching.
Page 189 - Crown 8vo., cloth, price 3s. 6d. "They display a considerable power in the writer to excite the Imagination, and create that agreeable charm of uncertainty which is delightful as rain. The ' Head of the Firm' evinces more than ordinary facility of description." — Globe. " They are very well written, and may be safely recommended aa pleasant reading. They are sufficiently dramatic to sustain the interest of the reader throughout. The principal power lies in description.
Page 190 - ... He enters the army, but, having taken a serious turn, leaves his profession for the church." — Press. " It is a well told story, of a serious caste of thought, and it exhibits the narrative powers of the author in a very pleasing light. It is a story that will reward perusal for its sincerity and right feeling." — Observer. " She relates her adventures during the changeful fortunes of her husband's life of curateship with spirit, and with no inconsiderable amount of humour." — Critic. "...
Page 188 - SCHILLER. ENGLAND SUBSISTS BY MIRACLE. B7 FELTHAM BUBGHLEY. Demy 8vo., cloth, 2s. 6d. " Pardon what I have spoke ; for 'tis a studied, not a present thought, by duty ruminated.
Page 189 - It is written in a most excellent humour. It is surprising that any one of our own* sex could hare picked np so much knowledge of the intricacies of female accomplishments as the author so cleverly depicts.
Page 188 - Vestment* and Liturgies — Doctrine of the Real Presence — Baptismal Regeneration, &c. — Conclusion. " The author of this work deserves credit for the temperate and argumentative manner in which he has, we think very successfully, endeavoured to meet this more than semi-Popish system, by the analysis of its own printed documents.
Page 189 - M. SWANN. Crown 8vo., cloth, price 5s. ••This is one of the best historical romances, after the manner of Sir Walter Scott, which Germany has produced. He produced likewise fantastic tales in the style of Hoffmann, to whom he was not equal in richness of imagination, but whom he surpassed in correctness. Having read all his works, we can cordially recommend them to the earnest students of German literature.
Page 187 - If the reader wishes to take i. peep at London life as it is, if he cares to see himself in a faithful mirror, if he would extend his sympathies more widely, if he would learn more of truth, which can alone bo derived from human experience, he would not defeat any of these objects by reading 'Lorimer Littlegood.'"— 6'kw^ow Citizen.

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