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Page 299 - THE LIFE OF JMW TURNER, RA, from Original Letters and Papers furnished by his Friends and Fellow Academicians. By WALTER THORNBURY. 2 vols.
Page 297 - 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.
Page 298 - do not merely consist in the conception of it as a whole; it abounds, page after page, with details of unequalled beauty.
Page 298 - 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. Another feature for which Victor Hugo's book deserves high praise is Its perfect purity. Any one who reads the Bible and Shakspeare...
Page 297 - LIFE OF EDWARD IRVING. The Life of Edward Irving, Minister of the National Scotch Church, London. Illustrated by his Journals and Correspondence. By Mrs. OLIPHANT. Portrait. Svo, Cloth, $3 50. RAWLINSON'S MANUAL OF ANCIENT HISTORY. A Manual of Ancient History, from the Earliest Times to the Fall of the Western Empire. Comprising the History of Chaldsea, Assyria, Media, Babylonia, Lydia, Phoenicia, Syria, Judffia.
Page 297 - 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.
Page 297 - We thank Mrs. Oliphant for her beautiful and pathetic narrative. Hers is a book which few of any creed can read without some profit, and still fewer will close without regret. It is saying much, in this case, to say that the biographer is worthy of the man.
Page 298 - 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.