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ciations connected with them. The Officer's Tale, perhaps, was read on some
sunny bank in a pleasant land a stolen pleasure. The Young Lady's Tale un
folded all its intricacy on some fair sofa of a well-remembered apartment. On
the German Tale, perhaps, two hearts beat in unison, trembled in harmony,
and, when sharing a mutual agitation, two heads bent over the mystic page,
they turned round to see each other's fright reflected in well-known and well-
loved features. Even now we feel a shiver running over the frame, as we call
to mind the fearful whisper of the name of Kruitzner, amidst the silent throng
of a kneeling congregation in the cathedral. Such a memoria technica has its
charm ; and we may be pardoned for approaching this nu mber of ' The Standard
Novels' with feelings of far more interest than we take up any new novel of
the day." Spectator.

" One of the most entertaining books of the age." Courier.

" Full of incident and variety." Lit. Gazette.

" Few readers of entertaining literature can be ignorant of these popular
productions, and we are therefore spared the necessity of saying how much
we have been excited by a perusal of ' Montford ;' how deeply enter
tained by the narrative of ' Arundel ;' how truly affected by the stories
of 'Constance,' and ' Lothaire,' the 'Two Emilies,' and 'Cavendish.' The
pure morality which reigns through these tales which we can scarcely-
dare to call fictions will render them most eligible reading for young
persons. They ought to be in every family library." Edinburgh Evening
Post.



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Metropolitan.

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perusal with our hearts warmed for our fellow-men, and with our love and
interest increased for this world." Court Magazine.



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OR, THE RUINED FAMILY.
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of interest, the characters are sketched with vitality and vigor, and the
style is neat and flowing throughout." Edinburgh Evening Post.

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mend it to our readers as a very pleasant and very clever work." Lit. Ga
zette.

" Delaware is an original novel by an able man." Spectator.

" The story is well told, the characters clearly unfolded, and the conclusion
natural and satisfactory." Athen&um.



LONDON NIGHTS ENTERTAINMENTS,

OR, TALES AND CONFESSIONS.

By LEITCH RITCHIE, Author of Schinderhannes, &c.

In 2 vols. 12mo. In the press.

" This work is supposed by eminent critics to be the chef-d'oeuvre of the
author."

" Mr. Ritchie is by far our best writer of romantic and imaginative tales,"
was the dictum of the Literary Gazette and the Atlas pronounces him " the
SCOTT of the short, picturesque, and bold story."

" The power of fascinating the reader, of chaining him down, as it were,
while his fancy is tormented by terrible imaginings, is the principal character
istic of Mr. Leitch Ritchie's pictures." London Weekly Review.



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A Novel. By the Countess of Blessington.
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" The Irish scenes are entitled to warm commendation, they are written
with equal good feeling and good sense ; while Grace Cassidy is a sweet and
touching portrait," &c. &c Lit. Gazette.



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Cooper's New Novel.

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THE HEADSMAN,

A New Novel, by the Author of the Spy, Pilot, &c. In 2 vols.
12mo. In the press.

THE PARSON'S DAUGHTER.

BY THEODORE HOOK, AUTHOR OF SAYINGS AND DOINGS, &C.

IN 2 VOLS. 12mo.

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an intellectual treat of no mean order. The principal feature of its excel
lence is an all-engrossing interest, which interest is mainly attributable to the
extreme vraisemblance of its incidents, and the fidelity with which each
character supports its individuality. In it there is as much invention and
originality as we have ever met with in a modern novel, be the author who
he may." Metropolitan.

" The moral of the tale carries conviction as to the justness of its applica
bility, and the incidents flow as naturally as the stream of events in every
day life." Ibid.

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OR, A SOJOURN IN THE OLD DOMINION.
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nature."



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author has taken them as an eye-witness ; and many are rich in quiet, sim-
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ALLEN BRECK, A Novel, by the Author of the Subaltern,
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THE

WONDROUS TALE OF ALROY.

THE

RISE OF ISKANDER.
BY D'ISRAELI,

AUTHOR OF VIVIAN GREY, THE YOUNG DUKE, CONTARINI FLEMING,

&C. &C. &C.

TWO VOLUMES, 12mo.

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enced devout men of old when they warred for their country, glows and flash
es through the whole narrative." Mhenaum.

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ed how full a scope the narrative presents, for stirring adventure, and for
gorgeous description. The author, too, is no fireside delineator of fancied
pictures. He has visited the vast plains and the mighty ruins, the burning des
erts and/the mystic rivers he describes : he assists his imagination by his mem
ory.

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its genius and its defects ; it is too achingly brilliant. Every page is loaded
with poetical adornment." New Monthly Magazine.

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sis, the pointed sentence, sparkle over every page." Ibid.



THE BUCCANEER,

A TALE,

BY MRS. S. C. HALL,
AUTHOR OF " SKETCHES OF IRISH CHARACTER," &C.

In 2 vols. 12mo. From the 3d London edition.

"This work belongs to the historic school; but it has that talent which
bestows its own attraction on whatever subject its peculiar taste may select."
Lit. Gazette.

" An admirable historical romance, full of interest, and with many new
views of character. The plot is extremely well conceived, very artful and
progressing, the story never flags, and you open at once upon the main inter
est." JVezo Monthly Magazine.

" This is especially a tale of adventure an historical romance of the days
of Cromwell, who, with the poet Milton, is a prominent character in the fable.
Almost all the other personages are imaginary, but they are conceived and
executed with admirable fidelity to the time wherein they are made to figure.
Indeed, the keeping is in every respect perfect, and demonstrates the intimate
acquaintance of the writer with the peculiarities of the era she has undertak
en to exhibit." Morning Post.

"There is a great deal of beauty, and a great deal of talent in the composi
tion of this work ; and as to the historical part of it, we must say for a poet
ical view of Cromwell, the best is here taken of that extraordinary man yet
given in fiction, by no means excepting ' Woodstock.'

"The perusal of these volumes warrants our preconceived impressions of
the ample capacities of Mrs. Hall to sustain the bolder flight she has under
taken." United Service Journal.



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NEW GIL BLAS,

OR, PEDRO OF PENAFLOR.

BY R. D. INGLIS, AUTHOR OF SPAIN IN 1880.

IN 2 VOLS. 12mo.

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with a book more to their taste." Athenceum.

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deserves to stand forth to the public view with every advantage. We have
read these volumes with great delight." Metropolitan.



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OR, THE TRAVELLER.

BY JOHN GALT, AUTHOR OF LAWRIE TODD, ENTAIL, &C.

IN 2 VOLS. 12mo.

" A clever and intelligent author. There is a quaint humor and observance
of character in his novels, that interest me very much ; and when he chooses
to be pathetic, he fools one to his bent ; for, I assure you, the ' Entail' beguiled
me of some portion of watery humors, yclept tears, albeit unused to the melt
ing mood. He has a sly caustic humor that is very amusing." Lord Byron to
Lady Blessington.

" One of the remarkable characteristics of Gait, is to be found in the rare
power he possesses of giving such an appearance of actual truth to his narra
live, as induces the reader to doubt whether that which he is perusing, under
the name of a novel, be not rather a statement of amusing facts, than an
invented story."



ROSIffE JLAVAL,

BY MR. SMITH.

An American Novel. In 1 volume, 12mo.

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the opinion that the writer is no ordinary person." Nat. Gazette.

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for abstract thought; and with groups of incidents which not only fix the
attention of the reader, but awake his admiration." Phil. Gazette.

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have met with for a long time. We may claim it with pride as an American
production." Bait. Gazette.

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largely to our reputation, in the line which he has selected for his future
efforts that of a novelist. The work before us is well written, and par
ticularly happy in its dialogue. The delineation of character is excellent,
and there are occasional flashes of wit which will pass as such with

critics far more severe than we are disposed to be. As a first attempt for

such we know it to be it is a production of no ordinary merit, and will
we think, meet with a reception calculated to inspire the author to further
and still more successful efforts. We take pleasure in recommending Rosine
Laval to our readers as being far, very far, superior to nineteen-twentieths
of the novels which are daily issuing from the press." JV. Y. Courier & En
quirer.



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TALES AND CONVERSATIONS,

OR, THE NEW CHILDREN'S FRIEND.

By Mrs. MARKHAM, Author of the Histories of England and
France. In 2 small volumes.

" We conscientiously recommend Mrs. Markham to our readers." Lit.
Gazette.

" These volumes contain excellent instruction in a very agreeable form."
Spectator.

" We have two neat volumes, containing a series of Dialogues, by Mrs.
Markham, designed for the improvement of young people. We have examin
ed them carefully, and can say that we think them well adapted to the purpose
of the author. They are sufficiently simple to be understood by boys and girls
who have just begun to take to their books ; they convey lessons well worth
the study of all who are yet classed among young people ; and they are inter
esting enough to secure the attention of those whom they are designed to in
struct." Chronicle.

" The title of this book is not altogether so precise as it might be. Children
are always new; but children new or old, little or big will find some very
entertaining matter in these volumes." Bait. Gaz.

" The books are intended for the young folks to recommend virtue, piety,
and a good life, by kindly precepts and the exhibition of good examples. The
writer appears to have in view the good of children, and to write from a feel
ing of love for her kind. She consequently writes well, and must do good."
U. S. Gazette.

" This work contains a number of tales, written in a simple and easy style,
and well calculated for the amusement and instruction of children." JVaf.
Gazette.

" We cannot praise too much this excellent work, in which good sense and
good feeling are as conspicuous as good taste." La Belle Assemble.



ON THE PENITENTIARY SYSTEM

IN THE UNITED STATES,
AND ITS APPLICATION IN FRANCE:

With an Appendix on Penal Codes, and Statistical Notes. By
G. DE BEAUMONT and A. DE TOQUEVILLE, Counsellors in the
Royal Court of Paris, and Members of the Historical Society
of Pennsylvania. Translated from the French : with an in
troduction, notes, and additions. By FRANCIS LEIBER. In 1
vol. 8vo.

" The commissioners appear to have pursued their researches with much
industry and intelligence, and to have rendered themselves thoroughly ac
quainted with the subject."

"The translation of the work could not have been committed to better
hands than Mr. Leiber's, and with his notes and additions, it forms one of
the best practical treatises extant on the causes and prevention of crime.
We shall probably have occasion to recur again to this valuable work." Bait.
American.



HISTORY OF SPAIN AND PORTUGAL.

Complete, in 5 vols. 12mo.

' A work unequalled in modern English historical literature." Athcnaum.



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THE PREMIUM,

A PRESENT FOR ALL SEASONS :

Consisting of elegant selections from British and American
writers of the 19th century. In one small neat volume, ele
gantly bound in morocco ; with engravings, by Ellis, from de
signs by Westall and Richter.

This work particularly commends itself to school teachers, pa
rents, and others, who may be in search of a volume to pre
sent to either sex.

" A delightful little bouquet of ' elegant extracts,' from the best writers of
prose and poetry in Great Britain and America. The premiums would be a
pretty present for young ladies, or students, emulous to be noticed or reward
ed." Sentinel.

" It is a collection, or rather let us say, a selection of pieces in prose and
verse, that have real merit, with reference both to style and sentiment. They
are choice, and will be useful to improve the taste and strengthen the morals
The author has done a good work, and those who wish to give the most de
serving a beautiful and a useful ' premium,' will find the work to which we
refer altogether suitable." U. S. Gazette.

" Carey, Lea & Blanchard have given us a choice selection of gems, from
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cles from the pens of Croley, Wilson, Byron, Mary Howitt, Mrs. Hemans
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propriate present." Daily Intelligencer.

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BY SIR JOHN F. W. HERSCHEL, F. R. S. &C.

In 1 vol. 12mo. In the press.

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terized by the same agreeable and elegant style, the same facility of illustra
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mathematics of the subject, the author has nevertheless produced a volume
calculated, we are fully persuaded, to impress upon his readers the magnitude
and importance of the science, and to initiate them in no mean degree into
its mysteries." Lit. Gazette.



of the <ourt

OF KING CHARLES THE FIRST.
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Moore's New Work.



TRAVELS OF AN IRISH GENTLEMAN,
IN SEARCH OF A RELIGION.

With Notes and Illustrations. By the Editor of Captain Rock's
Memoirs. In 1 vol. 12mo.

" Considering the circumstances under which these volumes are given to the
public, we consider their contents as amongst the most interesting records of
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view.

" The masterly manner in which Mr. Moore has brought together his argu
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ities, his intimacy with the customs and traditions of other times, and his
close and critical knowledge of the ancient languages, will surprise the rea
der of his Travels, who may have measured his talents by his songs." Amer
ican Sentinel.



CONVERSATIONS ON RELIGION,

WITH LORD BYRON AND OTHERS.

Held in Cephalonia, a short time previous to his Lordship's
death. By the late JAMES KENNEDY, M. D. of H. M. Medical
Staff. In 1 vol. 12mo.

"It is remarked by the author, that there was nothing in the manner of
Lord Byron towards him during the conversions, approaching levity, or any
thing that indicated a wish to mock at religion.

" Much conversation is recorded which is not connected with the religious
lectures, and occasions are used to represent Lord Byron in a favorable light."
U. S. Gazette.



THE INFIRMITIES OF GENIUS,

Illustrated by referring the anomalies in the literary character,
to the habits and constitutional peculiarities of Men of Genius.
By R. R. MADDEN, Esq. In 2 vols. 12mo. In the press.

" This is a very valuable and interesting work, full of new views and curi
ous deductions ; beginning with general remarks on the influence of literary
habits, on the constitution, and thence proceeding to make the theory more
actual by its application to particular instances.

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ron, and Scott, are of a very curious and novel kind ; written with equal feel
ing and observation. He traces Cowper's malady to its true source, monoma
nia on religious subjects; and the tone of the remarks is at once so just and
so candid, that we cannot do better than give a brief portion." Lit. Gazette.

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nounce them a boon to those who do the wearying work in the literary mill.
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convinced, derive from them more practical benefit than from any other work
that has yet appeared, tending to show the cause and cure of those gentle
aberrations of intellect that seem insuperable to the poetic temperament."
Metropolitan.



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THE PRINCIPLES OF CHRISTIAN PHILOSOPHY.

Containing the Doctrines, Duties, Admonitions, and Consola
tions, of the Christian Religion. By JOHN BURNS, M. D., F. R. S.
From the 4th London edition. In 1 vol. 12mo.

1 The author has unfolded the principles of Christianity with much candor
and correctness ; he has explained our personal and relative duties in a just
and philosophical manner ; and, by the ease and unaffected simplicity of his
style, has rendered his treatise pleasing as well as instructive. His remarks
on brotherly love, in that part of his work embracing the relative duties, pos
sess much to interest." A Traveller.

"The book has a high reputation in Great Britain, and there is no being
capable of reflection, who has not need, and upon whom it is not incumbent,
to obtain light, and bestow concern on the topics which are here discussed.

'Every page that directs the miud to what should be deemed the main inter
est of life, and causes operative thought in ulterior destinies, is of inestima
ble value." JVa. Oazette.



PICTURES OF PRIVATE LIFE.

BY SARAH STICKNEY.
In 1 neat 18mo. vol.

" The publishers deserve the thanks of the lovers of pure, chastened and
profitable fiction for their reprint of this charming little work. It cannot fail
to become as popular here as it already is in England. It is a collection of tales
and sketches, designed to impress upon the mind useful lessons of piety, virtue
and wisdom. It is written in a style of unusual excellence masculine in its
vigor, yet light and playful in its delicacy, and embodies several scenes of
pathos and feeling of which Sterne or M'Kenzie might be proud. To those
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ality of modern fiction, we commend the immediate purchase of this delight
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after her name will be connected with those of the gifted ladies of the present
age, who have successfully exerted their talents in the progressive cause of
education and of morals." Jl Traveller.

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our young friends, who think they cannot be happy in any situation, however
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We have in fact never met with a book, besides the Sacred Oracles, which
might be more advantageously put into the hands of young persons." Bristol
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most earnestly recommend it." Scots Times.



GIESELER'S HISTORY OF THE CHURCH.

In 2 vols. 8vo. In the press.
This work has passed through three editions in Germany.



MISCELLANEOUS.



TOUR OF A GERMAN PRINCE, (PUCKLKR MUSKAU,) through
the Southern and Western parts of England, Wales, Ireland,
and France. In 8vo. Second American edition.

' It contains the least prejudiced and most acute notices we have read of the
habits aad modes of thinking of Englishmen, and the merits and defects of the
country and society." Globe.

CONVERSATIONS WITH LORD BYRON ON THE SUBJECT
OF RELIGION. By J. KENNEDY, M. D. 12ino.

GLEANINGS IN NATURAL HISTORY, with Local Recol
lections. By EDWARD JESSE, Esq. To which are added, Maxims
and Hints for Anglers. From the second London edition.
" A work that will be fondly treasured by every true lover of nature." JVwo
Monthly Mag.

" We hazard but little in predicting that this volume will be a favorite with
i large class of readers. It is written by a true lover of nature, and one who
most pleasaatly records his actual observations." Lit. Gat.

A MEMOIR OF FELIX NEFF, Pastor of the High Alps, and
of his Labors among the French Protestants of Dauphine, a
remnant of the Primitive Christians of Gaul. By WILLIAM


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