Young Singleton, by Talbot Gwynne, Volume 1

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Page 4 - This little fairy tale is by a master hand. The story has a charming moral, and the writing is so excellent, that it would be hard to say which it will give most pleasure to, the very wise man or the very simple child.
Page 2 - Considered as an illustrated volume, this is the most remarkable which Mr. Ruskin has yet issued. The plates and woodcuts are profuse, and include numerous drawings of mountain form by the author, which prove Mr. Ruskin to be essentially an artist.
Page 4 - Lectures— eloquent, graphic, and impassioned— exposing and ridiculing some of the vices of our present system of building, and exciting his hearers by strong motives of duty and pleasure to attend to architecture — are very successful ; and, like his former works, will command public attention. His style is terse, vigorous, and sparkling, and his book is both animated and attractive.
Page 10 - Eyre' is a remarkable production. Freshness and originality, truth and passion, singular felicity in the description of natural scenery and in the analyzation of human thought, enable this tale to stand boldly out from the mass, and to assume its own place in the bright field of romantic literature.
Page 4 - Guardian. Lectures on Architecture and Painting. With Fourteen Cuts, drawn by the Author. Second Edition. Crown Svo Price 8s. 6d. cloth. " Mr. Ruskin's lectures— eloquent, graphic, and impassioned— exposing and ridiculing some of the vices of our present system of building, and exciting his hearers by strong motives of duty and pleasure to attend to architecture — are very successful."— Economist.
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Page 289 - Tatler and Spectator days, and is very fitly associated with that time of good English literature by its manly feeling, direct, unaffected manner of writing, and nicely managed, wellturned narrative. The descriptions are excellent ; some of the country painting is as fresh as a landscape by Constable, or an idyl by Alfred Tennyson."— Examiner.
Page 13 - Sir John Herschel's Astronomical Observations made at the Cape of Good Hope. 4to, with plates, price 41. 4s. cloth. Darwin's Geological Observations on Coral Reefs, Volcanic Islands, and on South America. With maps, plates, and woodcuts, 10s. 6d. cloth.
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Page 2 - The present volume of Mr. Ruskin's elaborate work treats chiefly of mountain scenery, and discusses at length the- principles involved in the pleasure we derive from mountains and their pictorial representation. The author is more philosophical and less critical than before.

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