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Página 300 - The chapters are so lively in themselves, so mingled with shrewd views of human nature, so full of illustrative anecdotes, that the reader cannot fail to be amused.
Página 297 - Round Table. With Biographical Introduction. The Religio Medici, Hydriotaphia, and the Letter to a Friend. By Sir THOMAS BROWNE, Knt. Ballad Poetry of the Affections. By ROBERT BUCHANAN.
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Página 299 - Like unto Christ. A New Translation of the "De Imitatione Christi " usually ascribed to Thomas a Kempis, With a Vignette from an Original Drawing by Sir Thomas Lawrence.
Página 299 - Familiar Words. An Index Verborum, or Quotation Handbook. Affording an immediate Reference to Phrases and Sentences that have become embedded in the English language. Second and enlarged Edition. "The most extensive dictionary of quotation we have met with."— Notes and Queries.
Página 298 - St. Louis and his companions, as described by Joinville, not only in their glistening armour, but in their every-day attire, are brought nearer to us, become intelligible to us, and teach us lessons of humanity which we can learn from men only, and not from saints and heroes. Here lies the real value of real history. It widens our minds and our hearts, and...
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