among numerous recommendaiory notices, the publishers submit a few.
One of the most valuable books of the season, and certainly one of ihe most enter-
taining works ever published in this country. Mr. Kennedy is admirably qualified
for the preparation of such a work, and has evidently had access to a great variety of
useful material. The work is one which should be in the hands of every young man
in the country. Its intrinsic interest will secure it a very general popularity. â€” N. Y.
Courier and Enquirer.
'I'he fascinating letters of Mr. Wirt, one of the most brilliant and agreeable men of
the day, in themselves furnish a rich fund of instruction and enjoyment.â€” Rich}n'/i Inq.
This work has been looked for with much inierest by the public, and will not disap-
point the high expectations justly based upon the well-known talents of the author,
and the abundant materials let't by the distingui->hed orator and jurist, to which he has
had free access. â€” Baltimore American.
The style is at once vigorous and fascinating, and the interest of the most absorbing
charBCier.â€” Philadeliihia fnquinr
Mr. Kennedy is one of the very finest of American writers. He never touches a
subject thai he does not adornâ€” and it is fortunate for the memory of Mr. Wirt that the
history of his life has fallen into such hands. The publishers have performed iliejr
task m excellent style. 'I he paper and the type are good, and the whole getting up is
admirable. â€” Rich-)noHd Whi^.
Mr. Kennedy has indeed given us tw'o delightful and instructive volumes. No
part of what he has thus lirought together could have been omitted without detriment
to the perfect picture of the great man who held for twelve years the important office
ot Attorney-General of these United States. Inwoven with the biographical anec-
dotes, letters, and speeches, are elucidatory threads that guide the reader to a better
understanding of various matters of history, and give a general and permanent value
to the work. A fine portrait is i)refixed to the first volume, and a curious fac simile of
a letter from John Adams is given in the second. â€” N. Y. Cmnmercial Advertiser.
Mr. Kennedy has made a couple of very interesting voluines. He has not disap-
pointed the expeciat ons of those who know his powers, and had enjoyed the spirit,
grace, and humor of his previous writings. He has properly adopted the plan of
making Mr. Wirt speak for himself, wheneverthis was possible. We have accord-
ingly, a large body of his letters, showing him in every possible attitude, during almost
every period of his life, and always m a manner lo satisty us of the equal goodness of
his heart and the clear manliness of his intellect. The lawyer, in particular will be
apt lo peruse these pages with a sensible sympathy. They illustrate the progress of
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finally, into renown and excellence. They furnish many admirable examples, as
well as interesting history.â€” OharUston Mercury.
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THE PHYSICAL ATLAS
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FOK THE USE OF COLLEGES, ACADEMIES, AND FAMILIES.
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9. Ethnographic Map of Great Britain
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It is the lively picture and representation of our planet. â€” New York Literary World,
The book before us is, in short, a graphic encyclopasdia of the sciencesâ€” an atlas
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