The Nation Volume 61

The Nation Volume 61

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...Soldier, and Citizen, ' by Simon Wolf, will be issued by the Levy type Co. of Philadelphia. By reason of his occasional verse, Whittier is a poet whose work lends itself readily to tbe compilation of a year-book such as Houghton, Mifflin & Co. have just brought out. J. QAdams, Sumner, Garrison, John Brown, Hallck, Bryant, Holmes, Lowell, Starr King, Bayard Taylor, Gen. W. F. Bartlett, Mrs. Child, Mrs. Sigourney, Channing, Joseph Sturge, Fredrika Bremer, Burns, Wordsworth, are some of the historic names commemorated; worthy, one might suggest, of portrait vignettes by way of decoration. The sixth volume of Mr. Henry B. Wheatley's edition of Pepys's Diary (London: George Bell & Sons; New York: Macmillan) extends from October 1, 1666, to June 80. 1667, a period of the greatest disorder in tbe finances and discipline of the navy, ending in De Ruyter's alarming ascent of the Medway. London was being slowly rebuilt and reformed after the great fire, whose embers still smouldered and whose fearful impression was still fresh in the miDds of the anxious Inhabitants. Of gossip and detraction the Diary is as full as ever, and Pepys is even more than usually indebted to the editor for a decent veiling with dots of his unbridled incontinence. Those who believe that there is still any vitality in the Italian school of painting are apt to refer one to Domenico Morelli as a modern Italian painter who is really great. Mr. Ashton B. Willard's 'Sketchof the Lifeand Work' of this artist (Houghton, Mifflin & Co.) may therefore be welcomed as an attempt to satisfy a legitimate curiosity. It is a thin buckramcovered volume of 67 pages, with eight heliotype illustrations, one of them a portrait. The text is mainly biographical, and is free from...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 51mm | 1,783g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123696084X
  • 9781236960849