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CAREY & HART,
MODERN BRITISH ESSAYISTS,
THE MISCELLANEOUS WRITINGS OF THE MOST EMINENT WRITERS
OF MODERN TIMES:
SIR WALTER SCOTT, T. BABINGTON MACAULEY,
SON,) T. NOON TALFOURD, LORD
Of which valuable and interesting Series,
THE FOLLOWING ARE
THE CRITICAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
SIR WALTER SCOTT,
COLLECTED BY HIMSELF,
And now published for the first time in America,
Ellis's Specimens of Early English Poets, Ellis & Ritson's Specimens of Early English Metrical Romances, Evans's Old Ballads, Chatterton, Campbell's Gertrude of Wyoming, Southey's Curse of Kehama, Amadis of Gaul, Sou they's Life of Bunyan, Cumberland's John of Lancaster, Maturin's Women, or Pour et Contre, Remarks on Frankenstein, The Omen, Tales of My Landlord, Two Cookery Books, Miseries of Human Life, Lady Suffolk's Correspondence, Life and Works of John Home, The Culloden Papers, Kelley's Reminiscences, Ancient History of Scotland, On Landscape Gardening, Pitcairn's Criminal Trials, Godwin's Life of Chaucer, Todd's Edition of Spenser, Herbert's Poems, Molière, Reliques of Burus, The Battle of Talavera, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Southey's Chronicle of the Cid, Review of Godwin's Fleetwood, Maturin's Fatal Revenge, Miss Austin's Novels, Novels of Hoffman, Hajji Baba in England, Thornton's Sporting Tour, Johnes' Transla. tion of Froissart, Carr's Caledonian Sketches, Kirkton's Church History, Pepys's Memoirs, Life of Kemble, Davy's Salmonia, On Planting Waste Lands, Tytler's History of Scotland, Letters of Malachi Malagrowther on
RITICAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
T. BABINGTON MACAULEY,
Three Volumes, 12mo.
Milton, Machiavelli, Dryden, History, Hallam's Constitutional History, Southey's Colloquies on Society, Moore's Life of Byron, Southey's Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, Croker's Boswell's Life of Johnson, Lord Nugent's Memoirs of Hampden, Nares' Memoirs of Lord Burghley, Dumont's Recollections of Mirabeau, Lord Mahon's War of The Succession, Walpole's Letters to Sir H. Mann, Thackaray's History of Earl Chatham, Lord Bacon, Mackintosh's History of The Revolution of England, Sir John Malcolm's Life of Lord Clive, Life and Writings of Sir W. Temple, Church and State, Ranke's History of the Popes, Cowley and Milton, Mitford's History of Greece, The Athenian Orators, &c. &c.
Many of these subjects, it is obvious, have wider relations: all are treated with extraordinary sense, learning, force, wit, and eloquence. Indeed we could not name the recent work in which, within the same compass, is to be found an equal amount of entertainment and instruction. We remember, soon after the publication of the article upon Milton, upon reading it in a retired part of Europe, where we had no means of becoming acquainted with its authorship, to have remarked that the Edinburgh Review had obtained some new contributor, capable of sustaining, if not of increasing the fame of its palmiest days."-North American Review, for October.
"Here are three volumes of as valuable matter as are to be found in the Eng. lish language. Mr. Macaulay has long been a contributor to the best English Reviews, and his papers are remarkable for their vigour and beauty of style, their deep erudition, and their completeness."-New World.
"Mr. Macauley is, without doubt, the most brilliant writer at present enlisted in English criticism; and his numerous contributions to the prominent periodicals of Great Britain have attained a popularity far greater than is usually vouchsafed to this class of literary productions. His style is classic, remarkably vigor. ous, and at times dignified."-New Yorker.
WORKS OF LORD BACON,
WITH A MEMOIR
TRANSLATION OF HIS LATIN WRITINGS.
BASIL MONTAGU, ESQ.
THREE HANDSOMELY PRINTED OCTAVO VOLUMES.
WITH A FINE PORTRAIT.
"We return our hearty thanks to Mr. Montagu, as well for his own valuable edition of Lord Bacon's Works, as for the instructive Life of the immortal author."-T. B. Macauley.
"We may safely affirm, that, by giving the Inductive Philosophy to the world, Lord Bacon has proved one of its most signal benefactors; and has largely done his part towards promoting the final triumph of all truth, whether natural, or moral and intellectual, over all error; and towards bringing on that glorious crisis, destined, we doubt not, one day to arrive, when, according to the allegorical representation of that great poet, who was not only the admirer of Bacon, but in some respects his kindred genius-TRUTH, though "hewn like the mangled body of Osiris, into a thousand pieces, and scattered to the four winds, shall be gathered limb to limb, and moulded, with every joint and member, into an immortal feature of loveliness and perfection.
"The study of Bacon's Philosophical Works in general, and especially of the Novum Organum, cannot fail to be beneficial to all persons who are entering on scientific pursuits, and to all who are engaged in inquiries after truth of whatever kind. Their general tendency will be, if we do not greatly err, to inspire a habit of close and patient thinking-an intellectual independence which resists all that is merely of the nature of hypothesis, while it bows with implicit deference to the authority of fact and experience. The spirit of the inductive philosophy is in perfect unison with man's intellectual nature; it offers a true corroborative to his faculties in his pursuit of truth; and the more completely this spirit is imbibed, the more shall we be guarded from the extremes of credulity on the one hand, and incredulity on the other."-Lord Brougham.
LORD BOLINGBROKE'S WORKS,
WITH A LIFE PREPARED EXPRESSLY FOR THIS EDITION.
RECENT INFORMATION RELATIVE TO HIS PERSONAL AND
THE BEST AUTHORITIES.
In Four Volumes, Octavo, printed on large type and fine paper.
"As a statesman and an orator, his name ranks among the most famous in our history, independently of the brilliant literary reputation which places him among the best classics of our Augustan Age."-Lord Brougham.
"The friend and correspondent of Pope and Swift-the writer of some of the finest essays in the English language-his name continually presents itself in the literature and literary history of Queen Anne's reign. We would recommend his writings to all who wish to obtain a mastery over the resources of our language, and to write in such a way as to make others feel that they are in earnest. Southern Literary Messenger.
THE WAR IN THE PENINSULA,
AND IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE,
FROM THE YEAR 1807, TO THE YEAR 1814.
BY COL. W. F. P. NAPIER, C. B.
Carefully reprinted from the Fourth Edition, and complete in Four large Octavo Volumes, with fifty plates of "Plans of Battles," &c.
"Col. Napier has now completed his arduous undertaking of recording the history of the war which England waged in the Peninsula for six years against the gigantic power of Napoleon. The task was difficult: the theme a noble one: and we may be proud that the great deeds of our countrymen have found a worthy historian. ** * *By posterity this work (for to posterity it will assuredly descend) will be considered as the testimony of an original witness: and of a witness, by his specific knowledge as well as his personal experience, well fitted to pass a judgment on the deeds which he saw and which he describes."-Edinburgh Review.
THE HISTORY OF
THE FRENCH REVOLUTION.
BY M. A. THIERS,
LATE PRIME MINISTER OF FRANCE.
WITH ILLUSTRATIVE ANECDOTES AND NOTES FROM THE MOST AUTHENTIC
Dumourier, Lavallette, Bour
rienne, Abbe Edgeworth, Louis XVIII.
Duchess D Abrantes, Joseph Bonaparte, Sir
Walter Scott, Madame de Stael, Lucien Bonaparte,
De Moleville, Las Cases, Carnot, Lacretelle, Neckar, Clery,
Madame Roland, Biographie Moderne, The Moniteur, Alison, &c. &c.
NOW FIRST ADDED
BY FREDERICK SHOBERL, ESQ.
A new and beautiful edition, in Four Volumes, 8vo. embellished with the following Plates:
Orgies of the Garde du Corps.-Portrait of Mirabeau.-Attack on the Tuilleries, 16th August, 1793.-Portrait of the Princesse de Lamballe.-Louis the Sixteenth before the Convention.-Portrait of Marat.-Portrait of
Bailly, Mayor of Paris.-Portrait of