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Page 257 - To those who attended the lectures, the book will be a pleasant reminiscence, to others an exciting novelty. The style — clear, idiomatic, forcible, familiar, but never slovenly ; the searching strokes of sarcasm or irony ; the occasional flashes of generous scorn ; the touches of pathos, pity, and tenderness ; the morality tempered but never weakened by experience and sympathy ; the felicitous phrases, the striking anecdotes, the passages of wise, practical reflection ; all these lose much less...
Page 257 - We never quit Mr. Ruskin without being the better for what he has told us, and we therefore recommend this little volume, like all his other works, to the perusal of our readers." — Economist. " This book, daring, as it is, glances keenly at principles, of which some are among the articles of ancient codes, while others are evolving slowly to the light.
Page 252 - The Cauvery, Kistnah, and Godavery : being a Report on the Works constructed on those Rivers, for the Irrigation of Provinces in the Presidency of Madras. By R. BAIRD SMITH, FGS, Lt-Col. Bengal Engineers, &c., &c. In demy Svo, with 19 Plans, price 28s. cloth. " A most curious and interesting work.
Page 253 - A book than which there are few novels more interesting. It is a romance of the Caucasus. The account of life in the house of Shamil is full and very entertaining; and of Shamil himself we see much." — Examiner. " The story is certainly one of the most curious we have read ; it contains the best popular notice of the social polity of Shamil and the manners of his people.
Page 249 - 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 singular beauty of his style, the hearty sympathy with all forms of natural loveliness, the profusion of his illustrations form, irresistible attractions.
Page 258 - Eyre' is not absent from this book. It possesses deep interest, and an irresistible grasp of reality. There is a vividness and distinctness of conception in it quite marvellous. The power of graphic delineation and expression is intense. There are scenes which, for strength and delicacy of emotion, are not transcended in the range of English fiction.
Page 252 - Of the Topes opened in various parts of India none have yielded so rich a harvest of important information as those of Bhilsa, opened by Major Cunningham and Lieut. Maisey; and which arc described, with an abundance of highly curious graphic illustrations, In this most interesting book."— 'Examiner.
Page 259 - This volume displays unquestionable genius and that of a high order."—Lady's Newspaper. CHEAP SERIES OF POPULAR FICTIONS— Continued. DEERBROOK. By HARRIET MARTINEAU. Price 2*. 6d. cloth. "This popular fiction presents a true and animated picture of country life among the upper middle classes of English residents, and is remarkable for Its interest, arising from the influence of various characters upon each other, and the effect of ordinary circumstances upon them. The descriptions of rural scenery...