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D. Appleton & Company have just published,
HISTORY OF ENGLAND,
THE PEACE OF UTRECHT TO THE PEACE OF PARIS.
BY LORD MAHON.
Prof of English Literature in the University of Pennsylvania.
Two handsome 8vo. volumes. Price $5.
Mr. Macaulay's Opinion.
"Lord Mahon has undoubtedly some of the most valuable qualities of a historiau→→ great diligence in examining authorities, great judgment in weighing testimony, and grest impartiality in estimating characters."
"Lord Mahon has shown throughout, excellent skill in combining, as well as contrasting, the various elements of interest which his materials afforded; he has continued to draw his historical portraits with the same firm and easy hand; and no one can lay down the book without feeling that he has been under the guidance of a singularly clear, high-principled, and humane mind; one uniting a very searching shrewdness with a pure and unaffected charity. He has shown equal courage, judgment, and taste, in availing himself of minute details, so as to give his narrative the picturesqueness of a memoir, without sacrificing one jot of the real dignity of history His History is well calculated to temper the political judgment. It is one great lesson of modesty, forbearance, and charity.'
"It was with no small satisfaction that we saw a history of this period announced from the pen of Lord Mahon, nor have we been disappointed in our expectations. His narrative is minute and circumstantial, without being tedious. His History of the Rebellion in particular is clear, distinct, and entertaining. In his judgment of persons he is on the whole fair, candid, and discriminating."
"Lord Mahon's work will snpply a desideratum which has long been felt-a really good history of the last 150 years. It is written with an ease of style, a command of the subject, and a comprehensiveness of view, which evince the possession of high qualifications for the great task which the noble author has proposed to himself. Lord Mahon avails himself extensively of the correspondence and private diaries of the times, which gives unusual interest and life to the narrative.. The authorities quoted for Spanish or French details are always the original; and we can hardly remember a reference of his Lordship's on any subject which is not to the best testimony known or accessible."
Sismondi-Histoire des Français.
"Sur le Prince Charles Edouard, en 1745-nous renvoyons uniquement à l'admi-able récit de cette expédition dans l'Histoire de Lord Mahon. Tontes les relations y son comparées et jugées avec une saine critique, et le récit presente le vif interét d'un roman.'
Professor Smyth-University of Cambridge.
"I may recommend to others, what I have just had so much pleasure in reading my self, the History lately published by Lord Mahon. All that need now be known of the era from the Peace of Utrecht to that of Aix-la-Chapelle, will be there found."
D. Appleton & Company have just published
THE SHAKSPEARIAN READER;
A COLLECTION OF THE MOST APPROVED PLAYS OF
CAREFULLY REVISED, WITH INTRODUCTORY AND EXPLANATORY NOTES, AND A MEMOIR OF THE AUTHOR.
Prepared expressly for the use of Classes, and the Family Reading Circle.
BY JOHN W. S. HOWS,
PROFESSOR OF ELOCUTION IN COLUMBIA COLLEGE.
-The MAN, whom Nature's self hath made
One volume, 12mo.
"At a period when the fame of Shakspeare is 'striding the world like a colossus,' and editions of his works are multiplied with a profusion that testifies the desire awakened in all classes of society to read and study his imperishable compositions,-there needs, perhaps, but little apology for the following selection of his works, prepared expressly to render them unexceptionable for the use of Schools, and acceptable for Family reading. Apart from the fact, that Shakspeare is the well-spring' from which may be traced the origin of the purest poetry in our language,—a long course of professional experience has satisfied me that a necessity exists for the addition of a work like the present to our stock of Educational Literature. His writings are peculiarly adapted for the purposes of Elocutionary exercise, when the system of instruction pursued by the Teacher is based upon the true principle of the art, viz.-careful analysis of the structure and meaning of language, rather than a servile adherence to the arbitrary and mechanical rules of Elocution.
"To impress upon the mind of the pupil that words are the exposition of thought, and that in reading or speaking, every shade of thought and feeling has its appropriate shade of modulated tone, ought to be the especial aim of every Teacher; and an author like Shakspeare, whose every line embodies a volume of meaning, should surely form one of our Elocutionary Text Books. **** Still, in preparing a selection of his works for the express purpose contemplated in my design, I have not hesitated to exercise a severe revision of his language, beyond that adopted in any similar undertaking-- Bowdler's Family Shakspeare' not even excepted;-and simply, because I practically know the impossibility of introducing Shakspeare as a Class Book, or as a satisfactory Reading Book for Families, without this precautionary revision."-Extract from the Preface.
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