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20, Great MARLBOROUGH-STREET, April 1, 1850. MR. SHOBERL'S NEW WORKS.
In 2 vols. small 8vo. with Illustrations,
THE RIFLE RANGERS ;
BY CAPTAIN MAYNE REID,
Dedicated to Lady Franklin.
Sir John Franklin.
BY JOHN J. SHILLINGLAW.
In 3 vols. post 8vo. NEW HISTORICAL ROMANCE.
IV. Third Edition, 7s. 6d. bound, the NEW WORK ON HUNGARY. SCENES OF THE CIVIL WAR IN HUNGARY, IN 1848-9. With the Personal Adventures of an Austrian Officer in the
Army of the Ban of Croatia. "A book of deep exciteinent-of soul-harrowing interest."--Naval and Military Gazette.
In 3 vols. post 8vo., the New MILITARY NOVEL,
“ COUNTRY QUARTERS."
With a Portrait, and MEMOIR by Miss POWER. “ Will be more keenly relished upon a second than upon a first perusal.”—John Bull.
THE NEW WORK ON THE CAPE. In 2 vols. small 8vo., with Portraits of Sir H. Smith, Sir B. D'Urban,
View of Cape Town, &c.,
NAPIER’S SOUTHERN AFRICA; Including a HISTORY of the CAPE Colony, an ACCOUNT of the NATIVE
TRIBES, REMARKS on the CONVICT QUESTION, &c. “ To read this work and not to profit by it must be an impossibility with every honest Colonial Secretary and every local Governor "— United Service Gazette.
Preparing for Immediate Publication, in 1 thick vol., royal 8vo., THE LIVES OF THE SPEAKERS
By JAMES ALEXANDER MANNING, Esq.
OF THE INNER TEMPLE.
With a Portrait of the Right Hon. Charles Shaw Lefevre.
Many of the noblest families of England derive their descent from, and now represent–in the male or female line—the eminent and illustrious men whose memoirs will be contained in this work, to whom, in a great measure, Britain owes its liberty, and consequent greatness ; for in the days of darkness and despotism, their bold and fearless conduct in supporting the constitution, and upholding the privileges of Parliament, mainly contributed to the establishment and preservation of individual rights and liberties, and the maintenance of the public peace, order, and security. Thus the author scarcely imagines he is liable to the imputation of vanity in flattering himself with the hope of that patronage which will best encourage him to proceed to the completion of an undertaking, important in a public point of view, if only regarded in the light of a work of reference; but doubly so to those who must naturally feel the deepest interest in the narration of the eminent actions of their ancestors. to whose talent, public spirit, and exertions, England owes her freedom, while they are personally indebted for the superior position they occupy in society and the estimation of the world.
The work will commence with the life of Sir Thomas Hungerford, the first recorded Speaker of the House of Commons, in the reign of King Edward III., and the memoirs of his successors in the Chair of St. Stephens, for a period of nearly five hundred years, will be regularly continued down to the Right Hon. Charles Shaw Lefevre, who now so ably and impartially presides over the deliberations of the third estate of the realm. In its principal features it will be historical, biographical, and genealogical. The historical portion will narrate concisely, but accurately, the chief events of Parliamentary interest; the biographical sketches will be based upon the authority of general history, the old chronicles, topographical accounts, and family muniments; while the genealogical matter will consist in tracing the origin of the Speakers, and deducing the descents of the various families springing from them to the present time, showing who are the actual representatives, as well as the principal descendants of the illustrious men whose faded memories this work is intended to revive.
To both Houses of Parliament “ The Lives of the Speakers" must possess sufficient interest to justify the author in his anticipation of their patronage and support.