The views and opinions of ... John Jacob, collected and ed. by L. Pelly

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Page 476 - Spectator. ESMOND. By WM THACKERAY. Second Edition, 3 vols., Crown 8vo, reduced to 15s. cloth, " 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 480 - 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.
Page 470 - A stately volume in. gorgeous golden covers. Such a book is in our times a rarity. Large, massive, and beautiful in itself, it is illustrated by a sprinkling of elegant woodcuts, and by a series of admirable tinted lithographs We have read it with curiosity and gratification, as a fresh, full, and luminous report upon the condition of one of the most interesting divisions of Asia beyond the Ganges."— Athenceum.
Page 480 - Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell. Now first collected. Jane Eyre. Shirley. Villette. Wuthering Heights and Agnes Grey. By Ellis and Acton Bell. With Memoir by CDBREB BELL.
Page 471 - Two Volumes, Svo. With Portrait. Price 36s. cloth. " The biography is replete with interest and information, deserving to he perused by the student of Indian history, and sure to recommend itself to the general reader.
Page 475 - Architecture,' we understand Mr. Ruskin to mean the seven fundamental and cardinal laws, the observance of and obedience to which are indispensable to the architect who would deserve the name. The politician, the moralist, the divine, will find in it ample store of instructive matter, as well as the artist.
Page 474 - Vol. III. OF MANY THINGS. With Eighteen Illustrations drawn by the Author, and engraved on Steel. Price 38s. cloth. Vol. IV. ON MOUNTAIN BEAUTY. With Thirty-five Illustrations engraved on Steel, and 116 Woodcuts, drawn by the Author. Price Zl. 10s. cloth. Vol. V. OF LEAF BEAUTY; OF CLOUD BEAUTY; OF IDEAS OF RELATION.
Page 480 - 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 iii - The man whom we love lies there: but glorious, worthy; and his spirit yet lives in us with an authentic life. Could each here vow to do his little task, even as the Departed did his great one; in the manner of a true man, not for a Day, but for Eternity! To live, as he counselled and commanded, not commodiously in the Reputable, the Plausible, the Half, but resolutely in the Whole, the Good, the True : ' Im Ganzen, Guten, Wahren resolut zu leben...
Page 474 - The whole volume is full of liveliness."— Spectator. " We close this book with a feeling that, though nothing supersedes a master, yet that no student of art should launch forth without this work as a compass.

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