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bequeathed us the records of his heart, the very reflection of his energetic mind ; and his
quaint but happy narrative clears up numerous disputed points, throws light into many of
tne dark corners of history, and lays bare the hidden substratum of events which gave
birth to, and supported the visible progress of, the nation." Taifs Magazine.

" Of ah 1 the records that have ever been published, Pepys' Diary gives us the most
vivid and trustworthy picture of the times, and the clearest view of the state of English
public affairs and of English society during the reign of Charles II. We see there, as in u
map, the vices of the Monarch, the intrigues of the Cabinet, the wanton follies of the
Court, and the many calamities to which the nation was subjected during the memo-
rable period of fire, plague, and general licentiousness. In the present edition ah" the
suppressed passages have been restored, and a large amount ot valuable explanatory
notes have been added. Thus tliis third edition stands alone as the only complete one.
Lord Braybrooke has efficiently performed the duties of editor and annotator, and has
conferred a lasting favour on the public by giving thorn Pepys' Diary in its integrity."
Morning Post.



HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY.



LIVES OF THE QUEENS OF ENGMNR

BY AGNES STRICKLAND.
DEDICATED, BY PERMISSION, TO HER MAJESTY.



Complete in 12 vols., with Portraits, price 10s. 6d. each, bound. The latter volumes
may be had separately, to complete sets.

" These volumes have the fascination of a romance united to the integrity of history.
The work Is written by a lady of considerable learning, indefatigable industry, and careful
judgment. All these qualifications for a biographer and an historian she has brought to
bear upon the subject of her volumes, and from them has resulted a narrative interesting
to all, and more particularly interesting to that portion of the community to whom the
more refined researches of literature afford pleasure and instruction. The whole work
should be read, and no doubt will be read, by all who are anxious for information. It is a
lucid arrangement of facts, derived from authentic sources, exhibiting a combination of
industry, learning, judgment, and impartiality, not often met with in biographers of
crowned heads." Times.

" This remarkable, this truly great historical work, is now brought to a conclusion. In
this series of biographies, in which the severe truth of history takes almost the wildness of
romance, it is the singular merit of Miss Strickland that her research has enabled her to
throw new light on many doubtful passages, to bring forth fresh facts, and to render every
portion of our annals which she has described an interesting and valuable study. She has
given a most valuable contribution to the history of England, and we have no hesitation in
affirming that no one can be said to possess an accurate knowledge of the history of the
country who has not studied her ' Lives of the Queens of England.' " Morning Herald.

" A most valuable and entertaining work. There is certainly no lady of our day who
has devoted her pen to so beneficial a purpose as Miss Strickland. Isor is there any other
whose works possess a deeper or more enduring interest. Miss Strickland is to our mind
the first literary lady of the age." Chronicle.

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historian in the English language. She is certainly a woman of powerful and active mind,
as well as of scrupulous justice and honesty of purpose." Morning Post.

" Miss Strickland has made a very judicious use of many authentic MS. authorities not
previously collected, and the result is a most interesting addition to our biographical
library." Quarterly Review.

" A valuable contribution to historical knowledge. It contains a mass of every kind of
historical matter of interest, which industry and research could collect. We have derived
much entertainment and instruction from the work." Athenteum.



MR. COLBURN'S NEW PUBLICATIONS.



CHATEAUBRIAND'S MEMOIRS,

FROM HIS BERTH,

IN 1768,
TELL HIS RETURN TO FRANCE

IN 1800.

TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH.
COLBURN'S EDITION. One vol., price only 5s. bound.

" Chateaubriand's History of His Own Time becomes a classic as soon as published.
The genius of the author is not less conspicuous in his personal history than hi his imagi-
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Britannia,.

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last work of one whose productions have been translated into every civilised tongue, and
have moved the admiration and the sympathy of millions, be not the very finest, as it is
absolutely the most affecting, which even Francis Rene Chateaubriand ever produced. Here
we have not the lyric of a moment, but the epic of his life ; not a few passing treasures
gathered at random, but the accumulated gaza of his entire experience. It is the work in
which its author's deservedly celebrated genius was most at home ; and, therefore, the work
in which he was most unfettered and most powerful. It has, besides, another and a
higher interest. It is his last legacy to the literary world it is a voice from the grave. It
as full of words of force, beauty, solemnity, and wisdom." Morning Post.

" The great characteristic of Chateaubriand is the impassioned enthusiastic turn of his
mind . Master of immense information thoroughly imbued at once with the learning of
classical and of Catholic times gifted with a retentive memory, a poetical fancy and a
painter's eye he brings to bear upon every subject the force of erudition, the images of
poetry the charm of varied scenery and the eloquence of impassioned feeling. Hence,
his writings display a reach and a variety of imagery, a depth of light and shadow, a
vigour of thought, and an extent of illustration, to which there is nothing comparable hi
any other writer, ancient or modern, with whom we are acquainted. ' His style,' says
Napoleon, ' is not that of Racine it is that of a Prophet.' "Blackwood's Magazine.



HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY.



ILLUSTRATED BY AUTHENTIC AND CONFIDENTIAL LETTERS, FROM VARIOUS PUBLIC
AND PRIVATE MANUSCRIPT COLLECTIONS.

Edited, with an Introduction and numerous Notes, by the Author of " Memoirs of Sophia
Dorothea," 2 vols., 8vo., 28s. bound.



BY THE SAME EDITOR,

THE COURT AM) TIMES OF CHARLES I.

Including Memoirs of the Mission in England of the Capuchin Friars in the Service of
Queen Henrietta Maria, by Father Cyprien de Gamache.

2 vols., 8vo., with Portrait, 28s. bound.

" These works are the most valuable aids to English history that have ever appeared."
Jerrold's Paper.

" Works of this kind form, perhaps, the best and most attractive portion of the litera-
ture of the day." Morning Post.

" These works will be found most valuable so valuable that we do not think any one
can have an accurate idea of the state of affairs and the condition of society in the reigns
of James I. and Charles I. who has not perused them. With these volumes before us we
actually seem to live again in the times of the Stuarts. They are truly important and
interesting additions to English history." Morning Herald.

" Such collections as these do more to bring us familiarly acquainted with the real
aspect of life in bygone times than all the essayists and historians put together." John
Bull.

" These valuable and interesting volumes serve to illustrate the Court and Times of the
first Stuart kings in a very effective manner. The reader is presented with the minutest
details of a period wonderfully fruitful in strange events. The gossip of the Court mingles
with the important details of transactions of State ; a piquant anecdote is contrasted with
a grave conspiracy, and a momentous discussion in the House of Commons is relieved by
an interesting recollection of Shakspeare's Theatre, or a lively account of Ben Jonson's
' Masque.' The student of history, anxious to make himself well acquainted with the
chronicles of the past, should not pass over without perusal these important and interesting
memoirs ; while to the lover of romance, or to the diversified taste of the general reader,
then- romantic contents will render these volumes peculiarly attractive." Sun.

" These new historical works consist of a series of authentic letters written by influen-
tial and well-informed persons, and containing much information respecting the important
transactions that were then taking place both at home and abroad; and particularly
detailing the movements of the great men of the Court and Parliament. Many interesting
details are also riven respecting the Royal Family, both before and after the execution of the
King, and of the private lives of a great number of the distinguished personages who
flourished during this important and eventful reign, and whose names figure hi almost
every page. The work is a most interesting, useful, and entertaining production, .and will
be equally acceptable to those who read for study or amusement." Messenger.



MK. COLBUKN'S NEW PUHMCATlUNS.



SIR E. BULWEE LYTTON'S NEW WORK.

In 2 vols,, post 8vo., price 15s. bound,

KING ARTHUR,

BY SIR E. BULWER LYTTON, BABT.,

Author of "The New Timon."

" This grand epic of ' King Arthur' must henceforth be ranked amongst our national
masterpieces. In it we behold the crowning achievement of the author's life. His ambi-
tion cannot rise to a greater altitude. He has accomplished that which once had its
seductions for the deathless and majestic mind of Milton. He has now assumed a place
among the kings of English poetry." Sun.

" We see in ' King Arthur' a consummate expression of most of those higher powers of
mind and thought which have been steadily and progressively developed in Sir Bulwer
Lytton's writings. Its design is a lofty one, and through all its most varied extremes
evenly sustained. It comprises a national and a religious interest. It animates with
living truth, with forms and faces familiar to all men, the dim figures of legendary lore.
It has an earnest moral purpose, never lightly forgotten or thrown aside. It is remarkable
for the deep and extensive knowledge it displays, and for the practical lessons of life and
history which it reflects in imaginative form. We have humour and wit, often closely bor-
dering on pathos and tragedy ; exploits of war, of love, and of chivalrous adventure, alter-
nate with the cheerful lightness and pleasantry of la gaie science. We meet at every turn
with figures of a modern day, which we laugh to recognise in antique garb ; in short, we
have the epic romance in all its licences and in all its extremes." Examiner.

" The great national subject of ' King Arthur,' which Milton for a long time hesitated
whether he should not choose in preference to that of the ' Fall of Man,' has been at last in
our own day treated in a way which we. think will place ' King Arthur' among the most
remarkable works of genius. It will be the delight of many future generations. It is one
of the most entrancing poems we have ever read ; full of great and rare ideas conceived
hi the plenary spirit of all-believing romance strange and wonderful in incident national
through and through a real plant of this soil, so purely the tree of England's antiquity
that we love it for land's sake." Morning Post.



THE NEW TIMON:

A POETICAL ROMANCE.
FOURTH EDITION, 1 vol., post 8vo., 6s. bound.

" One of the most remarkable poems of the present generation remarkable in a three-
fold degree : its conception being strictly original its language and imagery new its ten-
dency eminently moral. It has beauties of no ordinary lustre ; the animus of the work is
essentially humanising, its plot ingenious, and its effect altogether bold, harmonious, and
original. No poem of equal length has issued from the English press for a number of
years with anything approaching to the ability of ' The New Timon' it augurs a resus-
citation of our Bardic glories." Sun.



HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY.



MEMOIRS MD CORRESPONDENCE



OF



SIR ROBERT MURRAY KEITH, K.B.,

Minister Plenipotentiary at the Courts of Dresden, Copenhagen, and Vienna,
from 1769 to 1793; icith

Biographical Memoirs of Queen Caroline Matilda, Sister of George III.
EDITED BY MRS. GILLESPIE SMYTH.

2 vols., post 8vo., with Portraits, 25s. bound.

Sir Robert Murray Keith, it will be recollected, was one of the ablest diplomatists of
the last century, and held the post of Ambassador at the Court of Copenhagen, when
Caroline Matilda, Queen of Denmark, the unfortunate sister of George III., was involved in
the conspiracy of Struensee, and was only saved from the severest punishment her vindic-
tive enemy the Queen Mother could inflict, by the spirited interposition of the British
Ambassador. Sir Robert Keith also for a long period represented his Sovereign at the
Courts of Dresden and Vienna ; and his papers, edited by a member of his family, throw
considerable light on the diplomatic history of the reign of George III., besides conveying
many curious particulars ot the great men and events of the period. Among the variety of
interesting documents comprised in these. volumes, will be found Letters from Frederick,
King of Prussia ; Caroline Matilda, Queen of Denmark ; Princes Ferdinand of Brunswick,
Kaunitz, and Czartoriski; the Dukes of Cumberland, York, Queensbury, Montagu, and
Newcastle; Lords Stormont, St. Asnph, Heathfield, Hardwicke, Darlington, Auckland,
Apsley, Barrington, Stair; Counts Bentinck and Rosenberg; Baron Trenck; Field-Mar-
shals Conway and Keith; Sirs Walter Scott, Joseph Yorke, Nathaniel Wraxall, John




home and abroad, with those of Horace Walpole himself." Court Journal.



WALPOLE'S MEMOIRS

OF

THE REIGN OF KING GEORGE THE SECOND.

Edited, with a Preface and Notes,

BY THE LATE LORD HOLLAND.

Second Edition, revised, hi three handsome vols., 8vo., with Portraits, price only 24s. bound
(originally published in 4to. at 51. 5s.).

" We are glad to see an octavo edition of this work. The publisher has conferred a boon
on the public by the republieation." Britannia.

" A work of greater interest than has been placed before the public for a considerable
time. The Memoirs abound in matter which is both useful and amusing. The political
portions of the work are of undoubted value and interest, and embody a considerable amount
of very curious historical information, hitherto inaccessible even to the most determined and
persevering student." Morning Post.



10 MR. COLBURN'S NEW PUBLICATIONS.



LIFE AND TIMES

OF

THE EIGHT HON, HENRY GRATTAN.

By his Son, HENRY GRATTAN, Esq., M.P.
Cheaper Edition, 5 vols. 8vo. Vols. 4 and 5 may be had separately to complete sets.

" This truly valuable work unquestionably forms one of the most important and inte-
resting additions to our biographical and historical literature that our own day has produced.
It offers us a complete history of Ireland during the period of Grattan's life, and the only
efficient one which has yet been pkced on record." Naval and Military Gazette.



REVELATIONS OF PRINCE TALLEYRAND.

Edited from the Papers of the late M. COLMACHE,

THE PRINCE'S PRIVATE SECRETARY.
2 volumes, post 8vo., with Portrait, 21s. bound.

" A more interesting work has not issued from the press for many years. It is in truth
a complete BosweU sketch of the greatest diplomatist of the age." Sunday Times.



COLBURN'S AUTHORISED TRANSLATION.

Now ready, VOLUME 8, price 7s., of

M. A. THIERS' HISTORY

OF

THE CONSULATE AND THE EMPIRE.

A SEQUEL TO HIS HISTORY OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION.

Having filled at different times the high offices of Minister of the Interior, of Finance,
of Foreign Affairs, and President of the Council, M. Thiers has enjoyed facilities beyond
the reach of every other biographer of Napoleon for procuring, from exclusive and
authentic sources, the choicest materials for his present work. As guardian to the
archives of the state, he had access to diplomatic papers and other documents of the
highest importance, hitherto known only to a privileged few, and the publication of which
cannot fail to produce a great sensation. From private sources, M. Thiers, it appears, has
also derived much valuable information. Many interesting memoirs, diaries, and letters,
all hitherto unpublished, and most of them destined for political reasons to remain so,
have been placed at his disposal ; while all the leading characters of the empire, who were
alive when the author undertook the present history, have supplied him with a mass of
incidents and anecdotes which have never before appeared in print, and the accuracy and
value of which may be inferred from the fact of these parties having been themselves eye-
witnesses of, or actors in, the great events of the period.

%* To prevent disappointment, the public are requested to be particular in giving their
orders for " COLBURN s AUTHORISED TRANSLATION."



HISTOKY AND BIOGRAPHY. 1 1

BURKE'S PEERAGE AND BARONETAGE;

CORRECTED THROUGHOUT FROM THE PERSONAL COMMUNI-
CATIONS OF THE NOBILITY, &c.

In 1 vol. (comprising as much matter as twenty ordinary volumes), with upwards of

1500 Engravings of Arms, &c., 88s. bound.

" Mr. Burke's 'Peerage and Baronetage' is the most complete, the most convenient,
and the cheapest work of the kind ever offered to the public." Sun.



DIARY AND MEMOIRS OF SOPHIA DOROTHEA,

CONSORT OF GEORGE I.

Now first published from the Originals.
Cheaper Edition, 2 vols., 8vo., with Portrait, 21s. bound.

" A work abounding in the romance of real life." Messenger.

" A book of marvellous revelations, establishing beyond all doubt the perfect innocence
of the beautiful, highly-gifted, and inhumanly-treated Sophia Dorothea." Naval and
Military Gazette,

MEMOIRS OF PRINCE CHARLES STUART,

COMMONLY CALLED " THE YOUNG PRETENDER."

With Notices of the Rebellion in 1745.

By C. L. KLOSE, Esq.

Cheaper Edition, 2 vols., 8vo., with Portrait, 21s. bound.

" This work may justly claim the credit of being the fullest and most authentic narra-
tive of this great era of English history." Messenger.



LETTERS OF MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS.

Edited, with an Historical Introduction and Notes,

By AGNES STRICKLAND.

Cheaper Edition, with numerous Additions, uniform with Miss Strickland's " Lives of the

Queens of England." 2 vols., post 8vo., with Portrait, &c., 21s. bound.
" The best collection of authentic memorials relative to the Queen of Scots that has
ever appeared." Morning Chronick.



MEMOIRS OF MADEMOISELLE DE MONTPENSIER.

Written by HERSELF.

3 volumes, post 8vo., with Portrait.

" One of the most delightful and deeply-interesting works we have read for a long
time." Weekly Chronick.



12 MR COLBURN'S NEW PUBLICATIONS.

NARRATIVE

OF

AN OVERLAND JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLD,

By SIR GEORGE SIMPSON,

Governor~in- Chief of the Hudson's Bay Company's Territories in

North America.

2 vols., 8vo., with Map, &c., 31s. 6d. bound.

" A more valuable or instructive work, or one more full of perilous adventure and
heroic enterprise, we have never met with." John Bull.

" It deserves to be a standard work in all libraries, and it will become so." Messenger.
" The countries of which this work gives us a new knowledge are probably destined to
act with great power on our interests, some as the rivals of our commerce, some as the
depots of our manufactures, and some as the recipients of that overflow of population
which Europe is now pouring out from all her fields on the open wilderness of the world."
Blackwood's Magazine.



MR. ROSS' YACHT VOYAGE

TO

DENMARK, NORWAY, AND SWEDEN,

IN LOUD RODNEY'S CUTTER " THE IRIS."

Second Edition, 1 vol., 10s. 6d. bound.

" There is not a sporting man in the country who could peruse these volumes without
deriving a considerable amount of pleasure and profit from their pages. No one should
think of visiting Norway, Denmark, or Sweden, without consulting them." Era.



FIVE YEARS IN KAFFIRLAND:

WITH SKETCHES OF

THE LATE WAR IN THAT COUNTRY.

By MRS. HARRIET WARD
(WIFE OF CAPTAIN WARD, 918T REGIMENT).

Second Edition, 2 vols., post 8vo., with Portraits of Col. Somerset, the Kaffir Chief
Sandilla, &c., 21s. bound.

" Mrs. Ward's narrative is one of deep interest, full of exciting adventures and wild and
graphic descriptions of scenes the most extraordinary which coul 1 be presented to the eyes
of a traveller." Sunday Times.

" The fullest, clearest, and most impartial account of the Cape of Good Hope and of
the recent war, that has yet come before the public." Naval and Military Gazette.



VOYAGES AND TRAVELS. 13

THE CRESCENT AND THE CROSS;

OR,

ROMANCE 'AND REALITIES OF EASTERN TRAVEL.

By ELIOT B. G. WARBTJRTON, Esq.
SEVENTH EDITION, 2 vols., with numerous Illustrations, 21s. bound.

" Independently of its value as an original narrative, and its useful and interesting in-
formation, this work is remarkable for the colouring power and play of fancy with which
its descriptions are enlivened. Among its greatest and most lasting charms is its reverent
and serious spirit." Quarterly Review.

" We could not recommend a hotter book as a travelling companion." United Service
Mwjazine.



HOCHELAGA;



ENGLAND IN THE NEW WORLD.

Edited by ELIOT WAEBURTON, Esq.,

Author of " The Crescent and the Cross."
THIRD EDITION, 2 vols., post 8vo., with Illustrations, 21s. bound.

" We recommend ' Hochelaga ' most heartily, in case any of our readers may as yet be
unacquainted with it." Quarterly Revieic.

" This work has already reached a third edition. We shall be surprised if it do not go
through many. It possesses almost every qualification of a good book grace, variety, and
vigour of style a concentrated power of description, which has all the effect of elaborate
painting information carefully collected and judiciously communicated sound and en-
larged views of important questions a hearty and generous love of country and the
whole pervaded by a refined but sometimes caustic humour, which imparts a constant
attraction to its pages. We can cordially recommend it to our readers, as well for the
amusement of its lighter portions, the vivid brilliancy of its descriptions, and the solid
information it contains respecting Canada, and the position generally of England in the
new world." John Bull



LORI) LINDSAY'S LETTERS ON THE HOLY LAND.

FOURTH EDITION, revised and corrected, 1 vol., post 8vo., 10s. Gd. bound.
" Lord Lindsay has felt and recorded what he saw with the wisdom of a philosopher, and
the faith of an enlightened Christian." Quarterly Rerieti'.



14 ME. COLBUKN'S NEW PUBLICATIONS.



STORY OF THE PENINSULAR WAR.

A COMPANION VOLUME TO MR. GLEIG'S
"STOKY OF THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO."

With six Portraits and Map, 7s. 6d. bound.

" Every page of this work is fraught with undying interest. We needed such a book as
this ; one tnat could give to the rising generation of soldiers a clear notion of the events
which led to the expulsion of the French from the Peninsular." United Service Gazette.



LORD CASTLEREAGH'S NARRATIVE

OF HIS

JOURNEY TO DAMASCUS,

THROUGH EGYPT, NUBIA, ARABIA PETR^EA, PALESTINE & SYRIA.

2 vols., post 8vo., with Illustrations, bound.

" These volumes are replete with new impressions, and are especially characterised by
great power of lively and graphic description." New Monthly.



ADVENTURES IN BORNEO OF CHARLES
MEREDITH:

A TALE OF SHIPWRECK.

Second Edition, 1 vol., post 8vo., 7s. Gd. bound.

" A heart-touching story of shipwreck in the Bornean seas and captivity amongst the
savage Dyaks. The beauty and earnestness of style, combined with the history of the
many-coloured web of strange destinies undergone by the hero, young Meredyth, cannot
fail to recommend this volume to a large circle of readers." Morning Chronicle.

" One of the most interesting stories of real life that we have ever met with." Nautical
Magazine.



THE NEMESIS IN CHINA;

COMPRISING A COMPLETE

HISTORY OF THE WAR IN THAT COUNTRY;

With a Particular Account of the Colony of Hong Kong.

From Notes of Captain W. H. HALL, R.N., and Personal Observations

by W. D. BERNARD, Esq., A.M., Oxon.

CHEAPER EDITION, with a new Introduction.
1 vol., with Maps and Plates, 10s. 6d. bound.



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