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By the RHINE AND DANUBE, in 1840-41.
2 vols. 8vo, with Illustrations. “ These volumes reflect credit on the character of the author as a British Peer, a gallant officer, and an observant traveller.”—Literary Gazette.
AN HISTORICAL ROMANCE. Edited by HORACE SMITH, ESQ. Author of “ Brambletye
House,” &c. 3 vols. “The romance-reading world is much indebted to the author of this work, and his editorial friend, the Author of . Brambletye House,' for bringing before it a rich and glowing picture of one of the most extraordinary outbursts of popular fury that the historian has ever been called upon to record. To the great advantage of full and local knowledge the writer of “Massaniello' superadds great powers of description and of imagination. His hero and other characters are faithfully and forcibly drawn. Salvator Rosa is brought very prominently upon the canvass. Victoria, the high-minded daughter of the Duke D'Arcos, the Spanish Governor of Naples, is a very beautiful conception, and there is a sweetness, a devotion, a self-sacrifice in Ursula, the wife of Massaniello, that can never fail to produce the most touching effect." -Court Journal
TAIN COURSE OF THE INDUS, AND THE
By G. T. VIGNE, Esq., F.G.S., &c.
vols. 8vo, with a valuable Map and 22 Illustrations by the Author.
“A work which, independent of its intrinsic merit, must be of the highest interest at a time when we are involved in relations with many of the countries which the travels embrace. Mr. Vigne, it is known to many of our readers, visited the Punjab, Cabool, Cashmere, and penetrated beyond the snowy range as far as Iskardo--the first European that ever did, we believe-and of this extensive and now interesting tract of Alpine India his Travels give a full account, as relates alike to Geography, Geology, and Natural History. But it is in the description of the Passes, in which the author has been most careful, that the great value of the work will now be found to consist.”
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COMPANION TO THE LIVES OF NELSON AND
Now ready, in 2 vols. 8vo., with Portrait, THE LIFE OF ADMIRAL KEPPEL.
By the HON. and REV. THOMAS KEPPEL.
“ 'I ever looked on Lord Keppel,' says Edmund Burke, “as one of the greatest and best men of his age, and I loved and cultivated him accordingly ; he was much in my heart, and I believe I was in his to the very last beat. This first authentic memoir, rich in matters of lively and various interest, by his kinsman, supplies a blank in that glorious fportion of our English annals so recently enriched with the lives of Anson, Rodney, and Howe ; of the first of whom Keppel was the pupil, of the second the friend, and of the last the companion in arms.”—Examiner.
“ We regard this book as a welcome addition to English biography.” -Athenæum.
“We have here, indeed, a truly professional work ; one filled with the glowing records of bygone days, teeming with the various deeds of great men, and rich in the great events of the state during one of the most remarkable periods in the history of this country. A life of so celebrated a man as Admiral Keppel, from the pen of a relative, authenticated by private as well as public letters (for we find that the records of the Admiralty have been open to him), can be looked on in no other light than as a treasure in our naval libraries ; and there is so much interesting detail in it of the lights and shades, the adventures and the general concerns of a naval life, that we shall have frequent recourse to it for the amusement of our readers.Nautical Magazine.
“ It would be difficult to name any specific work, on any subject, which is so much needed in connexion with our national biography, as an ample, an adequate, and an authentic Life of Admiral Lord Keppel — a man who was unquestionably one of the greatest ornaments and heroes that the British Navy has ever boasted, and these important volumes will therefore be highly acceptable and valuable to every lover of his country and the United Services. A worthy pupil of one of the fathers and creators of the British Navy, Anson, Keppel may be described as-on the quarter-deck, a Nelson without his rashness, and in the Council Chamber, a St. Vincent without his bad temper and his intolerance. It is by far the most able and important specimen of Naval Biography that has appeared for a long time.-Naval and Military Gazette.
* This biographical memoir of one of the leading naval heroes of England is a valuable addition to her history as a maritime power, and gives considerable insight into the political events of a very important period. A number of interesting letters are scattered through the book, which shed light upon the sources of action of many distinguished individuals of the day.”—Globe.
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