The half brothers; or, The head and the hand, tr. by L. Lawford

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Pagina 465 - It is scarcely surprising that Harrison Ainsworth should have secured to himself a very wide popularity, when we consider how happily he has chosen his themes. Sometimes, by the luckiest inspiration, he has chosen a romance of captivating and enthralling fascinations, such as ' Crichton,' the
Pagina 465 - Gerstaecker's books abound in adventure and scenes of excitement; and are fully equal, in that respect, to the stories either of Marryat, Cooper, or Dana.
Pagina 461 - ... practical wisdom — these works abound in illustrations that teach benevolence to the rich, and courage to the poor; they glow with the love of freedom ; they speak a sympathy with all high aspirations, and all manly struggle ; and where, in their more tragic portraitures, they depict the dread images of guilt and woe, they so clear our judgment by profound analysis, while they move our hearts by terror or compassion, that we learn to detect and stifle in ourselves the evil thought which we...
Pagina 465 - Old St. Paul's,' &c. But the readers of Mr. Ainsworth— who number thousands upon thousands — need hardly be informed of this; and now that a uniform edition of his works is published, we do not doubt but that this large number of readers even will be considerably increased.
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Pagina 461 - No collection of prose fictions, by any single author, contains the same variety of experience — the same amplitude of knowledge and thought — the same combination of opposite extremes, harmonized by an equal mastership of art ; here— lively and sparkling fancies ; there. vigorous passion or practical wisdom — these works abound in illustrations that teach benevolence to the rich, and courage to the poor; they glow with the love of freedom ; they speak a sympathy with all high aspirations,...
Pagina 462 - Old St. Paul's.' Scarcely less ability, or, rather, we should say, perhaps more correctly, scarcely less adroitness in the choice of a new theme, in the instance of one of his latest literary productions, viz., the
Pagina 462 - Admirable Crichton.' Sometimes the scene and the very title of some renowned structure, a palace, a prison, or a fortress. It is thus with the ' Tower of London,' ' Windsor Castle,
Pagina 463 - Dumas's best production, and the work that will convey his name to the remembrance of future generations as a writer.

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