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Plants, trees, and stones, we note,
“ The selections from the author's private memoranda, with which he has favoured the world, constitute one of the most interesting and instructive volumes of the kind in the English language. The plan of the work has been suggested by the Natural History of Selborne,' by Mr. White ; and it will not suffer from a comparison with that very excellent publication. Young persons of intelligence and education will find in it much curious and interesting information, which, while it extends their knowledge, will excite in them sentiments of piety and humanity, and increase their love of nature ; and the agriculturist may derive from it many useful suggestions which he will be able to turn to a good practical account. The volume is beautifully printed, and is illustrated by several elegant engravings. It is rendered the more valuable by a frequent recognition of the wisdom and goodness of God, who created all things by his power, and whose tender mercy is over all his works.”-Wesleyan Methodist Magazine.
“ The success of this interesting book, which has now reached a third edition, is a tolerable pledge of its merits. No one can have looked through its simple, unassuming pages, without pleasurable feelings.”-Asiatic Journal, Sept. 1828.
“ We again most strongly recommend this little unpretending volume to the attention of every lover of nature, and more particularly to our country readers. It will induce them, we are sure, to examine more closely than they have been accustomed to do into the objects of animated nature; and such examination will prove one of the most innocent and the most satisfactory sources of gratification and amusement. It is a book that ought to find its way into every rural drawingroom in the kingdom, and one that may safely be placed in every lady's boudoir, be her rank and station in life what they may.”-Quarterly Review, No. Ixxviii.
“ This is a most delightful book on the most delightful of all studies. We are acquainted with no previous work which bears any resemblance to this, except • White's History of Selbourne,' the most fascinating piece of rural writing and sound English philosophy that ever issued from the press.”-Athenæum.
“ The author of the charming volume before us has produced one of the most interesting books we remember to have seen for a long time.”-New Monthly Magazine, June, 1829.
“ A truly delightful book. We sincerely thank our anthor for the pleasure which it has afforded us, and only wish that our praise were as valuable as it is sincere and merited."--Gentleman's Magazine, Dec. 1830.
“ It has often occurred to me as something wonderful, that, amongst the vast variety of books which are to be met with, on the important subject of Religion, there should still be wanted a manual for the information and direction of the Minister in his daily intercourse with sick persons and other members of his flock.
“Having been in the habit, then, for several years, of remarking this defect of instruction with regard to practical divinity, and the whole business of a Parish Priest, and having myself, meanwhile, been thrown perpetually into the most interesting and awful scenes with my own Parishioners, I determined at length to take up my pen, and to commit to paper whatever, having passed under my personal observation, might be most likely to be useful to others of the same profession.
“I had no thought originally of doing more than assist my younger brethren of the clerical order, who might be appointed to the management of large parishes, without time or opportunities to prepare themselves in an adequate manner for so difficult and momentous an undertaking. But, in proceeding with my work, I began to flatter myself with the notion, that it may possibly both amuse and instruct every description of readers.—Many persons may be tempted, upon the recommendation of the Clergy, to peruse the book; and may find unexpectedly their fancy pleased, their knowledge increased, and their hearts touched and inproved.”—Author's Preface.
“ Many persons having suggested that the editions of this work, hitherto in use, are not sufficiently adapted for general circulation; another is here presented to the public, in the more portable shape of three pocket volumes, and at one third of the original price. We flatter ourselves, therefore, that it will not only meet the wishes of those who have called for it, but also be universally acceptable." Editor's Preface.
“ Great was our admiration of the former volumes of this work,—we can safely recommend our readers to peruse the scenes here described, with an assurance that they are in no respect inferior to those which have already been submitted to the public."-British Critic.
The above Work has been included in the List of Publications recommended by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge.
MR. MURRAY'S LIST.
BY MR. MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET.
1. MOORE'S LIFE of BYRON, COMPLETE in Two VOLUMES. Vol. II. contains an ORIGINAL WHOLE-LENGTH PORTRAIT of Lord Byron, engraved in the line manner by WILLIAM FINDEN, from a Painting by SANDERS.
" A work which must always form an interesting portion of the history of English literature.”—Times, Dec. 25, 1830.
II. LIFE and CORRESPONDENCE of ADMIRAL RODNEY. Edited by his Son-in-Law, MAJOR GENERAL MUNDY. With a Portrait. 2 vols. 8vo. 24s. Dedicated, by permission, to his Majesty.
“ The volume before us will establish Rodney's title, if ever seriously disputed, to the esteem and admiration of his country.—General Mundy has adopted the most impartial and judicious course, by making his noble relative rccite his own tale and opinions, through the medium of a correspondence nearly continuous. The gaps being clearly, though briefly, supplied by the General, who has acquitted himself of his delicate task with temper, frankness, and good sense.”-U. Ser. Jour.
“ We know few biographers who have made a more judicious use of their materials than General Mundy. He has made, from the joint operation of family feeling and excellent taste and judgment, a literary work which will confer bonour on the subject and on himself to the end of time.”—Gentleman's Mag.
III. ADVENTURES of GIOVANNI FINATI in VARIOUS COUNTRIES of the EAST. Edited by WILLIAM JOHN BANKES, Esq. 2 vols. foolscap 8vo. 14s.
“ We have furnished enough of the contents of these volumes to satisfy the reader how well worthy the entire contents are of his perusal. The style is nervous, clear, and even occasionally illuminated with the flash of an ardent imagination. Much, however, of this excellence must be awarded to Mr. Bankes." - Monthly Review, Dec. 1830.
“ We have read the book with much interest; and have not been the less amused that its details are given in the most siniple and unpretending manner. It is a narrative which combines a great deal of amusement, with no inconsiderable share of instruction; and on the whole it conveys a graphic and lively account of the adventures the author encountered, and of the countries in which be travelled.”—Edinburgh Evening Post.
IV. A GERMAN GRAMMAR, on a NEW PRINCIPLE, calculated to facilitate the acquirement of the Language by the ENGLISH STUDENT. By Dr. BECKER. 8vo. 88. 6d.
“ Becker's Grammar is the work of a philologist and philosopher, and we greatly prefer it to any of the theoretical grammars we have ever seen. Were we now to begin to learn German, we should seek aid, in preference, from Becker, before any other that we are acquainted with, though we have on our shelves a German Grammar that has passed through upwards of twenty editions.” -Spectator.
MR. MURRAY'S LIST.
NEW BOOKS JUST PUBLISHED.
V. MANNERS and CUSTOMS of the MODERN EGYPTIANS. Illustrated from their Proverbial Sayings current at Cairo. By the late JOHN LEWIS BURCKHARDT.
This Volume completes the Works of LEWIS BURCKHARDT.
VI. On the PROGRESS of SOCIETY. By Dr. HAMILTON, of Aberdeen, Author of " An Essay on the National Debt.” Crown 8vo. 10s. 6d.
“ We cordially recommend the volume itself to those who are, as well as to those who are not, acquainted with the valuable science of which it treats, a science which is now justly looked upon as an essential branch of liberal education.”—Monthly Review, Dec. 1830.
“ An excellent digest of the philosophical doctrines concerning the History of Man, and the theories of political economy. To these abstracts are added original and shrewd observations. Like many distilled essences, the anthor's writings exhibit lucid clearness, and have great strength of spirit."--Gent's Mag.
VII. THE DORIANS. An Account of the early History, ReliGION, and MYTHOLOGY, CIVIL and DOMESTIC INSTITUTIONS, ARTS, LAN. GUAGE, and LITERATURE of that Race. With new and Improved Maps of the Peloponnese and Macedonia; and an APPENDIX on the Geography of the Peloponnese, Northern Greece, and the early History and Geography of the Macedonians. Translated from the German of C. O. MULLER, Professor in the University of Göttingen. By HENRY TUFNEL, Esq. and GEORGE CORNEWALL LEWIS, Esq. Student of Christ Church. 2 vols. 8vo. 368.
VIII. The LIVES of UNEDUCATED POETS. By ROBERT SOUTHEY, Esq. Poet Laureate. To which is added, ATTEMPTS IN VERSE, by JOHN JONES, an old Servant. Crown 8vo. to match with Kirke White's Remains. 108. 6d.
IX. A SELECTION from the PAPERS of the EARLS of MARCHMONT, illustrative of Events from 1685 to 1750 ; in the Possession of the Right Honourable Sir G. H. ROSE. 3 vols. 8vo. 368.
These volumes contain many original Letters from some of the most celebrated characters of the time; among others, from
Lord Bolingbroke-Mr. Pope--Sarah Duchess of Marlborough-Sir William Wyndham-Lord Stair—the Great Lord Chesterfield-John Duke of ArgyleLord Cobham-the Duke of Montrose, &c. &c.
In them will be found many curious particulars touching the following interesting events :-The ill-fated Expedition of the Earl of Argyle-The Landing of William 111.- Battle of the Boyne-Union with Scotland-Rebellion of 1745– Battle of Falkirk.
“ An important and interesting work. These volumes form a mine of instruction and amusement, and will stand for ever on the same shelf with Evelyn, Pepys, the Culloden Papers, and the tomes of Horace Walpole."-Lit. Gazette.
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NEW BOOKS JUST PUBLISHED.
X. A YEAR in SPAIN. By a Young American. 2 vols. Post Svo. 16s,
“ This is, without exception, the best work of its class that has appeared for many years. The book before us coinbines the qualities of information and amusement in a rare degree, and the style would do honour to the most celebrated authors of the present day.”—Courier.
XI. ON FINANCIAL REFORM. By Sir HENRY PARNELL, Bart. Third Edition. Small 8vo. 6s.
XII. A FIFTH and SIXTH VOLUME of LORD BYRON'S WORKS: Containing POEMS NOT INCLUDED IN ANY PREVIOUS EDITION, many of them published for the first time,--ENGLISH BARDS, Hints from HORACE, HEAVEN and Earth, WERNER, DEFORMED TRANSFORMED, THE ISLAND, &c. &c.; to match with the Edition of Lord Byron's Works in 4 vols. 18ıno., rendering it THE FIRST AND ONLY COMPLETE EDITION ever printed, (Don Juan alone being excluded). Beautifully printed, and embellished with Frontispieces, 2 vols. 98.
XIII. BOSWELL'S LIFE of JOHNSON. A New Edition. Incorporating the Tour in Wales, Tour to the Hebrides, Hawkins, Piozzi, &c. Edited and Illustrated with numerous Biographical and Historical Notes. By the Rt. Hon. JOHN WILSON CROKER. With Portraits. 5 vols. 8vo. 3i. In a few days.
XIV. AT HOME AND ABROAD. A Novel. By the Author of “ Rome in the Nineteenth Century." 3 vols. 248.
XV. The ILIAD of HOMER, translated into ENGLISH VERSE. By WILLIAM SOTHEBY, Esq. 2 vols. 8vo. 188.
“Let it at once suffice for Mr. Sotheby's satisfaction, that we say he is entitled -and we do not know another person of whom we could say as much-to deal with that well-booted Grecian (Homer), even at this time of day, after all that has been done in, to, with, and by · Him of the Iliad and the Odyssey,' by not a few of our prevailing poets.
“ It is our intention to have several-perhaps six articles on Sotheby; and his merits, which are of the highest order, will be admired wherever Maga cheers human life.”-Blackwood's May. April, 1831.
XVI. STATE PAPERS of the time of KING HENRY THE EIGHTH. Parts I. and II. published under the authority of His Majesty's Commission. 4to. Vol. I. large paper, 5l. 5s.; small ditto, 31. 38.
This Volume contains the Letters of Cardinal Wolsey to King Henry VIII. and also the Correspondence between that Sovereign and his Ministers.