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YRLARTE, DON TOMAS DE-in eminent Spanish poet, born at
Teneriffo about 176 He is known to English readers chiefly through his “Literary Fables," of which, specimens, translated by Mr. Devereaux, are given in this volume. Yriarte also wrote corodies and essays. See pp. 239, 241.
TO HER DAUGHTER AND FRIENDS.
Edited by Mrs. SARAH J. Hale, Author of “Northwood,"
“ Woman's Record,” etc. Bcing Vol. I. of the Library of Standard Letters.
i Vol., 12mo.
438 pp. Price $1.25.
“ Madame de Sevigné, whose letters are here published, was one of those gifted ladies whose polished manners and brilliant intellectual accomplishments imparted such luster to the Court of Louis the Fourteenth ; and her letters-most of which were addressed to her daughter-not only give particulars which afford a perfect picture of the times, but are also distinguished by the easy gracefulness of their style, and the charming maternal tenderness which shines through all."'-Boston Traveler.
** As a model of epistolary correspondence, these letters stand unsurpassed."- Nero York Dispatch.
** Apart from the personal interest in Madame de Sevigné which the work naturally excites, the volume allords a good insight into the manners and customs of the age in which she lived, and is also valuable to the historical student who desires to peruse a pleasant picture of social life in France two centuries ago "- Boston Tran cript.
** Her letters are instructing and entertaining, embracing Dearly every variety of subject." --Phila. Sat. Erening Mail.
“Hier letters to her daughter and friends have ever been regarded as models of this, one of the mosi difficult and delightful species of composition."--N. Y. Observer.
"These letters are written in simple, easy periods, and are remarkable for that combira tion of wit, wisdom, and charity, which is so rare and so attractive."-N. Y. Mirror.
" Their lively pictures of French manners, and their trustworthy accounts of historical events, will always secure to them a large circle of intelligent readers."--Ner York Tribune,
“As a family book, this volume can not but be welcome.”— Boston Post.
** While her letters are written with such almost unparalleled grace aod beauty, they are highly characteristic of the period in which they were written, and reveal many curious facts illustrative of French society."'-- Boston Puritan Recorder.
"Nothing can exceed the grace, the liveliness, the simple beauty of these letters.”Chicago Christian Times.
"The irresistible charms of their easy, flowing diction, not only reflect the chameleon hnes of an acute and versatile intellect, but are the vehicles of high moral and religious senti. ments." - Detroit Free Press.
“There is a point and piquancy about these letters; a ready, graceful, off-hand style, that is truly captivating."- Phila. Dollar Newc-paper.
“No praise can be too extravagant when applied to the letters and genius of Madame de Sevigné."'-- Boston Christian Freeman.
* ller letters admit the reader into the inner recesses of French chateaux and salons, and make him acquainted with the very age and body of the time, its form and pressure.''
. N. Y. Lise Wetrated.
" They afford a glimpse of French society at a period when great men and distinguished women were upon the stage, and abound in thoughts which are suggestive.”-Bug'ulo Courier.
" They are delightful specimens of epistolary correspondence."-Boston Journal.
LADY MARY V. MONTAGUL. whited by NÍrs. Sarau J. HALO, Mrs.
, Author of “Woman's Record,” “Northwood," “1 of Love,” etc., being Volume II. of the
“Library of Standard Letters.”
" The work can harily fall of interestirg deeply the American reader. Lady Vary lived and wrote in the first balf of the e'ghteenth century, when our land was a component part of the British Empire, and consequently her genitis and her fame are ours by inheritanc: II' letters will be found valuable, as well as amusing, aiding the student of history to catch the manners and opinions of English society in high life, then the dominant poser of the realm, at the time Benjamin Franklin and his co-patriots in this western world wire working out the problem of American independence and popular sovereignty.”
" They are the utterances of a cultivated lady of the close of the last century; they rere addressed to members of her own family, to distinguished ladies, and to liierary characteos, um ng whom Pope is conspicuous, and they will thus af » I considerable insight into the various phases of Eglish society half a century ago."-llicu (M. Y.) Overber.
* The letters of Lady Montague are singular productions-at times womanly, then mao. caline, then possessing an element which goes beyond and outside of each. They have intellect, soul and passioa; now love, now haired, now poetry, now fire-again sad, then gay, show ring with the sweets of roses, or, as the mood changer, with the bitter of call. So much diversity of mood, intellect, feeling, we rarely find combined in one mild."Bim Bee.
* The letters are valuable and amusing, and afford a curious and instructive in-ight into Erglish manners and opinions."-Boston Transcript.
They are full of a beautiful simplicity, which charms us no less than their gedius and wit."-N. Y. Eve. Mirror.
* Th: must adınirable letters written in our language."-Baston Intelligenrer,
" They are written in a stylo sarpassingly elegant, yet free from all affectation or pretension."-NY. Family Visitor.
"She portrays character an lscenery with almirable effect."-Concord (X. II.) Sitesi
"Ilor letters are written with grace and spirit, and often with positive beauty."-N, Y. Eraminer.
“ The biographical sketch of the authoress (by Mrs. Hale), invests her writings with a peculiar interest from the sympathy it can not but awaken for one so gifted and heaatiful, an leach succeeding page deepens the interest, and leads the reader on from left to letter." - Detroit Adrertiser.
"They will be found valuable as well as amusing -instructive as well as entertaining." -Phila. Inquirer.
THE PLAY-DAY BOOK. Τ
NEW STORIES FOR LITTLE FOLKS.
By FANNY FERN.
Illustrated by FRED. M. Coffin.
i Vol. 16mo, 235 pp. Price, 75 cents.
"Fanny Fern has few superiors among American anthorexses as a writer for young people. Her best qualities of head and beart are always called into exercise in this department of composition. Her sympathies with children are true and lively, and hence she possesses a rare instinctive tact in tinding the way to their hearts. The short sketches in which sho excels, rather than in labored narratives, are in perfect accordance with their tastes. Her language, too, is choice and effective, consisting, to a great extent, of the good, short, motherly, Saxon words, which give such a hearty, home-bred expression to style. In writing for children, the exuberant vivacity, which often runs wild in her more ambitious performances, is toned down to more quiet and delicate accords, delighting the young ear with sweet melo lies. The contents of this volume, we think, are not surpassed by any productions of her pen. Many of the pieces are mere familiar records of personal experience, and possess a greater charm on that account. The pathos and tenderness which mark some of the best sketches, commend them to readers of every age, and are a far more potent, as well as a more graceful means of winning an enviable fame, than the weapons of sarcasm and personality, which are never fitted to womanly hands."--New York Tribune.
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