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HURST AND BLACKETT'S NEW PUBLICATIONS.
MEMOIRS OF JOHN ABERNETHY, F.R.S.,
WITH A VIEW OF HIS WRITINGS, LECTURES, AND CHARACTER.
BY GEORGE MACILWAIN, F.R.C.S.,
SECOND EDITION. 2 v. post 8vo., with Portrait. 21s.
“A memoir of high professional and general interest.”—Morning Post.
“ These memoirs convey a graphic, and, we believe, faithful picture of the celebrated John Abernethy. The volumes are written in a popular style, and will afford to the general reader much instruetion and entertainment.”—Herald.
“ This is a book which ought to be read by every one. The professional man will find in it the career of one of the most illustrious professors of medicine of our own or of any other age—the student of intellectual science the progress of a truly profound philosopher—and all, the lesson afforded by a good man's life. Abernethy's memory is worthy of a good biographer, and happily it has found
Mr. Macilwain writes well; and evidently, in giving the history of his deceased friend, he executes a labour of love. The arrangement of his matter is excellent : so happily interwoven with narrative, anecdotes, often comical enough, and deep reflection, as to carry a reader forward irresistibly.”—Standard.
THE LITERATURE AND ROMANCE
OF NORTHERN EUROPE:
CONSTITUTING A COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE LITERATURE OF SWEDEN,
DJ MARK, NORWAY, AND ICELAND, WITH COPIOUS SPECIMENS OF THE MOST CELEBRATED HISTORIES, - ROMANCES, POPULAR LEGENDS AND TALES, OLD CHIVALROUS BALLADS, TRAGIC AND COMIC DRAMAS, NATIONAL SONGS, NOVELS, AND SCENES FROM THE LIFE OF THE PRESENT DAY.
BY WILLIAM AND MARY HOWITT. 2 vols. 21s. “English readers have long been indebted to Mr. and Mrs. Howitt. They have now increased our obligations by presenting us with this most charming and valuable work, by means of which the great majority of the reading public will be, for the first time, made acquainted with the rich stores of intellectual wealth long garnered in the literature and beautiful romance of Northern Europe. From the famous Edda, whose origin is lost in antiquity, down to the novels of Miss Bremer and Baroness Knorring, the prose and poetic writings of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Iceland are here introduced to us in a manner at once singularly comprehensive and concise. It is no dry enumeration of names, but the very marrow and spirit of the various works displayed before us. We have old ballads and fairy tales, always fascinating; we have scenes from plays, and selections from the poets, with most attractive biographies of great men. The songs and ballads are translated with exquisite poetic beauty.”-Sun.
“ A book full of information-and as such, a welcome addition to our literature. The translations—especially of some of the ballads and other poems--are executed with spirit and taste."--Athenæum.
HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY.
MEMOIRS AND CORRESPONDENCE OF MAJOR GENERAL SIR W. NOTT, G.C.B.,
ENVOY AT THE COURT OF LUCKNOW. EDITED BY J. H. STOCQUELER, ESQ., At the request of the Daughters of the late General, from Private Papers and
Official Documents in their possession. 2 vols. 8vo., with Portrait.
MILITARY LIFE IN ALGERIA.
BY THE COUNT P. DE CASTELLANE. 2 vols. 21s. “ We commend this book as really worth perusal. The volumes make us familiarly acquainted with the nature of Algerian experience. Changarnier, Cavaignac, Canrobert, Lamoricière, and St. Arnaud are brous't prominently before the reader.”—Examiner.
“ These volumes will be read with extraordinary interest. The vivid manner in which the author narrates his adventures, and the number of personal anecdotes that he tells, engage the reader's attention in an extraordinary manner.”. Sunday Times.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN ENGLISH SOLDIER
IN THE UNITED STATES ARMY. 2 vols. 2ls. “ The novelty characterising these interesting volumes is likely to secure them many readers. In the first place, an account of the internal organization, the manners and customs of the United States' Federal Army, is in itself, a novelty, and a still greater novelty is to have this account rendered by a man who had served in the English before joining the American army, and who can give his report after having every opportunity of comparison. The author went through the Mexican campaign with General Scott, and his volumes contain much descriptive matter concerning battles, sieges, and marches on Mexican territory, besides their sketches of the normal chronic condition of a United States' soldier in time of peace.”—Daily News.
HISTORY OF THE BRITISH CONQUESTS IN INDIA.
BY HORACE ST. JOHN. 2 vols. 21s. “ A work of great and permanent historical value and interest.”—Post.
“The style is graphic and spirited. The facts are well related and artistically grouped. The narrative is always readable and interesting.”—Atheneum.
HISTORY OF CORFU; AND OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE IONIAN ISLANDS.
BY LIEUT. H. J. W. JERVIS, Royal Artillery. 1 vol. 10s. 6d. “ Written with great care and research, and including probably all the particulars of any moment in the history of Corfú."-Athenæum.
HURST AND BLACKETT'S NEW PUBLICATIONS.
CLASSIC AND HISTORIC PORTRAITS.
BY JAMES BRUCE. 2 vols. 21s. This work comprises Biographies of the following Classic and Historic Per. sonages :-Sappho, Æsop, Pythagoras, Aspasia, Milto, Agesilaus, Socrates, Plato, Alcibiades, Helen of Troy, Alexander the Great, Demetrius Poliorcetes, Scipio Africanus, Sylla, Cleopatra, Julius Cæsar, Augustus, Tiberius, Germanicus, Caligula, Lollia Paulina, Cæsonia, Boadicea, Agrippina, Poppæa, Otho, Commodus, Caracalla, Heliogabalus, Zenobia, Julian the Apostate, Eudocia, Theodora, Charlemagne, Abelard and Heloise, Elizabeth of Hungary, Dante, Robert Bruce, Ignez de Castro, Agnes Sorel, Jane Shore, Lucrezia Borgia, Anne Bullen, Diana of Poitiers, Catherine de Medicis, Queen Elizabeth, Mary Queen of Scots, Cervantes, Sir Kenelm Digby, John Sobieski, Anne of Austria, Ninon de l'Enclos, Mlle. de Montpensier, the Duchess of Orleans, Madame de Maintenon, Catharine of Russia, and Madame de Staët.
“A Book which has inany merits, most of all, that of a fresh and unhacknied subject. The volumes are the result of a good deal of reading, and have besides an original spirit and flavour about them, which have pleased us much. Mr. Bruce is often eloquent, often humorous, and has a proper appreciation of the wit and sarcasm belonging in abundance to his theme. The variety and amount of information scattered through his volumes entitle them to be generally read, and to be received on all hands with merited favour.”—Examiner.
“We find in these piquant volumes the liberal outpourings of a ripe scholarship, the results of wide and various reading, given in a style and manner at once pleasant, gossippy and picturesque.”- Atheneum.
“A series of biographical sketches, remarkable for their truth and fidelity. The work is one which will please the classical scholar and the student of history, while it also contains entertaining and instructive matter for the general reader." -Literary Gazette.
RULE AND MISRULE OF THE ENGLISH IN AMERICA.
BY THE AUTHOR OF “SAM SLICK," 2 vols. 21s. “We conceive this work to be by far the most valuable and important Judge Haliburton has ever written. While teening with interest, moral and historical, to the general reader, it equally constitutes a philosophical study for the politician and statesman. It will be found to let in a flood of light upon the actual origin, formation, and progress of the republic of the United States.”—N. and M. Gaz.
THE SONG OF ROLAND,
BY THE MINSTREL TAILLEFER.
Small 4to., handsomely bound, gilt edges, 5s. " The Song of Roland' is well worth general perusal. It is spirited and descriptive, and gives an important, and, no doubt, faithful picture of the chivalric manners and feelings of the age.”—Herald.
HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY.
THE JOURNALS AND CORRESPONDENCE OF GENERAL SIR HARRY CALVERT,
BART., G.C.B, and G.C.H.,
ADJUTANT-GENERAL OF THE FORCES UNDER H.R.H. THE DUKE OF YORK. COMPRISING THE CAMPAIGNS IN FLANDERS AND HOLLAND IN 1793-94;
WITH AN APPENDIX CONTAINING HIS
PLANS FOR THE DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY IN CASE OF INVASION.
EDITED BY HIS SON, SIR HARRY VERNEY, BART.
1 vol. royal 8vo., with large maps, 14s. bound. “Both the journals and letters of Capt. Calvert are full of interest. The letters, in particular, are entitled to much praise. Not too long, easy, graceful, not without wit, and everywhere marked by good sense and good taste-the series addressed by Capt. Calvert to his sister are literary compositions of no common order. With the best means of observing the progress of the war, and with his faculties of judgment exercised and strengthened by experience—a quick eye, a placid temper, and a natural aptitude for language rendered Capt. Calvert in many respects a model of a military critic. Sir Harry Verney has performed his duties of editor very well. The book is creditable to all parties concerned in its production."-Athenæum.
COLONEL LANDMANN'S ADVENTURES
AND RECOLLECTIONS. 2 vols. 21s. “Among the anecdotes in this work will be found notices of King George III., the Dukes of Kent, Cumberland, Cambridge, Clarence, and Richmond, the Princess Augusta, General Garth, Sir Harry Mildmay, Lord Charles Somerset, Lord Edward Fitzgerald, Lord Heathfield, Captain Grose, &c. The volumes abound in inte. resting matter. The anecdotes are one and all amusing.”—Observer.
“ These · Adventures and Recollections' are those of a gentleman whose birth and profession gave him facilities of access to distinguished society. Colonel Landmann writes so agreeably that we have little doubt that his volumes will be acceptable.”- Athenæum.
ADVENTURES OF THE CONNAUGHT RANGERS.
SECOND SERIES. BY WILLIAM GRATTAN, ESQ., LATE LIEUTENANT CONNAUGHT RANGERS. 2 vols. 21s. “In this second series of the adventures of this famous régiment, the author extends his narrative from the first formation of the gallant 88th up to the occupation of Paris. All the battles, sieges, and skirmishes, in which the regi. ment took part, are described. The volumes are interwoven with original anecdotes that give a freshness and spirit to the whole. The stories, and the sketches of society and manners, with the anecdotes of the celebrities of the time, are told in an agreeable and unaffected manner. The work bears all the characteristics of a soldier's straightforward and entertaining narrative."-Sunday Times.
SEVENTH EDITION, WITH NUMEROUS ILLESTRATIONS. Post 8vo. 7s. 6d.
“This work treats of the whole origin of nature in an intelligent style; it puts into the hands of every man the means of information on facts the most sublime, and converts into interesting and eloquent description problems which once perplexed the whole genius of mankind. We congratulate the author on his esearch, his information, and his graceful and happy language."-Britannia.
“ The skill displayed in the treatment of the sciences is not the least marvel in the volume. The reasonings of the author are forcible, fluently expressed, and calculated to make a deep impression. Genuine service has been done to the cause of Revelation by the issue of such a book, which is more than a mere literary triumph. It is a good action.”—Globe.
“Its tone is grave, grand, and argumentative, and rises to the majesty of poetry. As a commentary upon the stupendous facts which exist in the universe, it is truly a work which merits our admiration, and we unhesitatingly refer our readers to its fascinating pages.”—Dispatch.
“Without parading the elaborate nature of his personal investigations, the author has laid hold of the discoveries in every department of natural science in a manner to be apprehended by the meanest understanding, but which will at the same time command the attention of the scholar.”- Messenger.
“A grand tour of the sciences. Mr. Fullom starts from the Sun, runs round by the Planets, noticing Comets as he goes, and puts up for a rest at the Central Sun. He gets into the Milky Way, which brings him to the Fixed Stars and Nebulæ. He munches the crust of the Earth, and looks over Fossil Animals and Plants. This is followed by a disquisition on the science of the Scriptures. He then comes back to the origin of the Earth, visits the Magnetic Poles, gets among Thunder and Lightning, makes the acquaintance of Magnetism and Electricity, dips into Rivers, draws science from Springs, goes into Volcanoes, through which he is drawn into a knot of Earthquakes, comes to the surface with Gaseous Emanations, and sliding down a Landslip, renews his journey on a ray of Light, goes through a Prism, sees a Mirage, meets with the Flying Dutchman, observes an Optical Illusion, steps over the Rainbow, enjoys a dance with the Northern Aurora, takes a little Polarized Light, boils some Water, sets a Steam-Engine in motion, witnesses the expansion of Metals, looks at the Thermometer, and refreshes himself with Ice. Soon he is at Sea, examining the Tides, tumbling on the Waves, swimming, diving, and ascertaining the pressure of Fluids. We moet him naxt in the Air, running througi all its properties. Having remarked on the propagation of Sounds, he pauses for a bit of Music, and goes off into the Vegetable Kingdom, then travels through the Animal Kingdom, and having visited the various races of the human family, winds up with a demonstration of the Anatomy of Man.”—Examiner.