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FROM THE BEST POETS
BY COVENTRY PATMORE
Red Vellum. Vignette Title engraved by MARSH.
LONDON MORNING POST.
“It includes specimens of all the great masters in the art of Poet , seleéted with the matured judgment of a man concentrate on obtaining insight into the feelin s and tastes of childhood, and desirous to awaken its finest impulses, to cultivate its keenest sensibilities.”
“The University Press at Cambridge has turned out many wonderful specimens of the art, but in exquisite finish it has never equalled the evidence of its skill which now lies before us. The text, compared with the average specimens of modern books, shines out with as bright a contrast as an Elzevir by the side of one of its dingy and bleared contemporaries. In the quality of its paper, in its vignettes and head-pieces, the size of its pages, in every feature that can gratify the eye, indeed, the ‘Garland ’ could hardly bear improvement. Similar in its general getting up to the much-admired Golden Treasury of English Songs and Lyrics, issued by the same publishers a few months
since, it excels, we think, in the perfection of various minor details.”
NEW YORK WORLD.
“ It is a beautiful book, — the most beautiful in some respects that has been published for years ; going over a large number of poets and wide range of themes as none but a poet could have done. A choice cabinet of precious jewels, or better still, a dainty wreath of blossoms,— ‘ The Children’s Garland.’ ”
“ It is in all respects a delicious volume, and will be as t a favorite with the elder as with the younger members 0 every family into which it penetrates. Some of the best poems in the English language are included in the selections. Paper, printing, and binding, — indeed, all the elements entering into the mechanical execution of the book, — offer to the view nothing wherein the most fastidious eye can detect a blemish.”
“ It is almost too dainty a book to be touched, and yet it is sureto be well thumbed whenever it falls into the hands of a lover of genuine poetry.” _
THE CHOICEST ANECDOTES AND SAYINGS
SELECTED A ND AR RA NGED
BY MARK LEMON
r6mo. Green Vellum. Vignette Title. Price, $ 2.15.
“ Gentlemen, prepare to smile. Here is an interest for a minute or a dull day. Mark Lemon gives us the result of his recondite searches and seizures in the regions of infinite 'est. Like all good jesters, he has the quality of sound philosop y in him, and of reason also, for he discriminates closely, and serves up his wit with a deal of refinement in it.”
“ So exquisitely is the book printed, that every jest in it shine: like a new gold dollar. It is the apotheosis of jokes. . . . . There is jollity enough in it to keep the whole American press good humored.”
“ Mark Lemon, who helps to flavor Punch, has gathered this volume of anecdotes, this parcel of sharp and witty sayings, and we have no fear in declaring that the reader will find it a book of some wisdom and much amusement. By this single ‘ Lemon’ we judge of the rest.”
“ This little volume is a very agreeable provocative of mirth, and as such, it Will be useful in driving dull care away.”
“ It contains many old jokes, which like good wine become all the better for age, and many new and fugitive ones which until now never had a local habitation and a name.”
CHICAGO JOUR N AL.
“ F or a fireside we can imagine nothing more diverting or more likely to be laughed over dunng the intervals of labor or study."