The London Quarterly and Holborn Review Volume 75

The London Quarterly and Holborn Review Volume 75

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...sheer or nearly s0 for thousands of feet, advance beyond their companions in thoughtful attitudes, giving welcome to storms and calms alike, seemingly conscious, yet heedless of everything going on about them. Awful in stern, immovable majesty, how softly these mountain rocks are adorned, and how fine and reassuring the company they keep--their feet set in groves and gay emerald meadows, their brows in the thin blue sky." The wealth of flowers, the silver firs and other colossal trees, make it a botanist's Summaries of Foreign Periodicals. 20 3 paradise. " Lunar rainbows or spray bows abound; their colours as distinct as those of the sun, and as obviously banded, though less vivid." This article, written by one who has known the valley intimately for ten years, is well illustrated by maps and woodcuts. "The Perils and Romance of Whaling" is a good paper about a trade which has seen its best days. Mr. J efferson tells astory of Artemus Ward in his "Autobiography." Just before Ward's death his friend Robertson poured out some nauseous medicine, and begged him to take it: "Do now, for my sake; you know I would do anything for you." " Would you 'I " said Ward, feebly grasping his friend's hand. " I would indeed." " Then you take it," was the droll response. The " Anglomaniacs," which introduces the reader to a scheming American millionaire mother and her charming daughter; and "Friend Olivia," with its picture of Quakerism in the time of Cromwell and George Fox, well maintain their interest. HARPEB'S MAGAZINE (July, August, September).--Mr. Child's " Impressions of Berlin," in Harper...show more

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  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 304g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236764870
  • 9781236764874