Maude Talbot, by Holme Lee, Volume 1

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Page 63 - Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.
Page 284 - Mr. Thackeray has selected for his hero a very noble type of the cavalier softening into the man of the eighteenth century, and for his heroine one of the sweetest women that ever breathed from canvas or from book, since Raffaelle painted and Shakspeare wrote. The style is manly, clear, terse, and vigorous, reflecting every mood— pathetic, graphic, or sarcastic — of the writer.
Page 286 - 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 283 - Of interesting scenes and well-drawn characters there is abundance. The characters are various, happily conceived, and some of them painted with a truth of detail rarely surpassed. The style of ' Villette ' has that clearness and power which are the result of mastery over the thoughts and feelings to be expressed, over the persons and scenes to be described.
Page 289 - is an Ode to Toil. There, as elsewhere, there is excellent feeling." — Examiner. BALDER. By SYDNEY DOBELL. Crown 8vo, 7s. 6d. cloth. " The writer has fine qualities ; his level of thought is lofty, and his passion for the beautiful has the truth of instinct." — Athenaeum. POEMS. By WILLIAM BELL SCOTT. Fcap. 8vo, 5s. cloth. " Mr. Scott has poetical feeling, keen observation, deep thought, and command of language.

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