Book Reviews Volume 1

Book Reviews Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...a sixth edition; a success almost unexampled in recent literature. Dean Hole was an exemplification of the fact that a man can be thoroughly religious and yet take a keen delight in the things of this world. He was not only an eloquent and magnetic preacher, but an untiring worker in every direction where help for either body or soul was needed. When his hours of relaxation came he enjoyed them as only a man of healthy mind and body could enjoy them. To him horsemanity was next to humanity, and he was never happier than when in the saddle. He was fond of riding to the hounds; he hunted, he was an expert cricketer, he fished, he walked, and, fulfilling the command of the Scriptures, he "rejoiced in his strength." Naturally such a man drew around him kindred spirits. He knew John Leech and Dickens and Thackeray, and, in tact, most men of his day worth knowing. The volume is crammed with anecdote about these and other of his friends, and with reminiscences of child and home life and his clerical career.--Boston Weekly Transcript. One of the most delightful books of our time is Dean Hole's " Memoirs "--the " holiday task of an old boy who desires and hopes that he deserves to rest, but is too fond of work to be quite idle." Surely there were never put in print pleasanter reminiscences than these. The genial wisdom of age, the humor of the gentle-hearted, speak in these pages, and will be dear to many generations of readers. We are gUd to welcome the new and cheaper edition just brought out--doubly glad to note that it has been called for. N. Y. Tribune. Folia Litteraria: Essays and Notes on English Literature. By John W. Hales, M.A., Professor of English Literature in King's College, London, etc. It seems to us that what...show more

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  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 413g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236486544
  • 9781236486547