General Wolfe received a copy on the eve of the assault on Quebec ; he was so
struck with its beauty , that he is said to have exclaimed , that he would have
preferred being its author , to that of being the victor in the projected attack in
vi The favour with which this edition may be received , will be entirely owing to
the talents of the eminent artists who have so kindly seconded the Editor , if he
may apply such a word , in his wish to produce a specimen of beautiful and ...
Among the numerous and highly interesting fossils found in the London clay ,
none are more abundant than the remains of fruits and seeds , which , although
found in such amazing quantities in the Isle of Sheppey , have hitherto received
He has also received the promise of contributions from many distinguished
naturalists , whose names will give a value to the work which it could not
otherwise have possessed . The figures will be drawn by Mr. Westwood . To be
published in ...
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Reprint of what may once have been one of the most familiar poems in English from the 18th century. At a time when few could read in England, one of its most educated sons, and the companion of Horace ... Read full review