The Nation

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Altogether, this is, perhaps, the most human and direct story of Swift's life that we
have, the most useful for readers who require entertainment in the knowledge
they get, and, though lacking in the condensing qualities and the judgments of a
book like Leslie Stephen's, is a very serviceable volume for those who do not
care to make a curious problem of the Dean's inverted intellect and heart. Prof.
Edward Caird has collected from magazines and reprinted from the '
Encyclopaadia ...

The Nation Electronic Resource

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Altogether, this is, perhaps, the most human and direct story of Swift's life that we
have, the most useful for readers who require entertainment in the knowledge
they get, and, though lacking in the condensing qualities and the judgments of a
book like Leslie Stephen's, is a very serviceable volume for those who do not
care to make a curious problem of the Dean's inverted intellect and heart. Prof.
Edward Caird has collected from magazines and reprinted from the '
Encyclopaadia ...

Dwight S Journal Of Music

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It is rude or refined, according to the moral, religious and social habits of different
nations; but every attempt to parcel it off into different packages and label it “
American art,” or “English art,” or “German art,” has been more or less a failure. It
is true that different nations make different exertions in special branches of the
fine arts, and Greek sculpture, Italian music, French decoration, and Dutch
painting have certain distinct features. But they are all efforts in one direction; all
aim at the ...

The Academy And Literature

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“As soon as Bonaparte is no longer here, and the specific military superiority,
which does not exist in any other shape, has vanished, the German and French
nations will stand together for direct comparison, and then the moral proportion of
the two will ... to show but those of the epoch of Condé, Turenne, Luxembourg,
and Vauban ; and the antecedents of a long history entitle the Germans to much
more confidence than the French should feel on the strength of a short victorious
career.

The Academy

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As soon as Bonaparte is no longer here, and the specific military superiority,
which does not exist in any other shape, has vanished, the German and French
nations will stand together for direct comparison, and then the moral proportion of
the ... glories to show but those of the epoch of Condé, 'I'urenne, Luxembourg,
and Vaubin; and the antecedents of a long history entitle the Germans to much
more confidence than the French should feel on the strength of a short victorious
career.

The Literary World

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"The most captivating thing of its kind which has appeared in a long time." —
Brooklyn Eagle. " This exquisite collection of fairy stories will easily be treasured
as a classic of English literature." — Boston Daily Traveller. ... Their vigor, humor
and valor show them to have been a remarkable race of savages in many ways
— perhaps the most interesting of all the savage races with which England has
come tn contact in her career of conquest and colonization. . . . Their story Is full
of ...

New Outlook

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.l' \I I; ' 1 1 6 /_ ville expresses an opinion which was fully justified by ' the Iron
Duke's whole political career: a," The habits of his mind are not those of patient
investiga1uon, profound knowledge of human nature, and cool, discriminating
sagaflty. He is exceedingly quick of apprehension, but deceived by his own
quickness into thinking he knows more than he does. He has amazing
confidence in himself, which is fostered by the deference of those around _ him
and the long experience ...

The Athen Um

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Yes, sir, you think you are a devilish fine branch, no doubt, but damme, I 'l1 saw
you ofi. ... Mn. STANLEY Lass-Poona reprints from the English Historical Review
an adequate and a preciative narrative of the career of Sir ichard Church (
Longmans). ... “I have long seen," he wrote to Church in 1840, in a private letter
which does not seem to have been printed entire, “ that it was to that desperate
step [the landing at Dragomestre in 1824] that Greece owes the extension of her
frontier.

The Christian Union

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This Life has the charm which always surrounds the history of a scholarly, gentle
and benevolent career. The season has been prolific in biographical sketches;
and besides those which we have rather elaborately criticised in our previous
numbers, are Political Portraits, by a prominent London journalist, reprinted by
J. B. Lippincott & Co.; and Amecdotes of Public Men, by John W. Forney. This is
from Harper & Brothers, and is made up of sketches originally published in the
two papers ...

The Critic

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About this time, or perhaps beforeJust when he lived we are not sure, Nor need
we know the date; For were it of much consequence How long ago Job lived from
hence, The Bible would relate. The BATTLE WITH AMALEK. ... When the Hebrew
people first appeared as a distinct nation, it was at a time when two great
despotisms threatened to absorb the habitable world; that of Nineveh in
Mesopotamia, and of Egypt in the valley of the Nile. From the former of these
Abraham, by Divine ...