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DEDICATED BY PERMISSION TO HER MAJESTY.

Now in course of Publication, embellished with Portraits, in Elegant small 8vo volumes, price 10s. 6d, each, bound; either of which may be had separately. Vols. I. to IX. are now ready.

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Now first published from Official Records and other Authentic Documents, private as well as public.

BY AGNES STRICKLAND.

OPINIONS OF THE PRESS. “ These volumes bare the fascination of a romance united to the integrity of history.”—Times.

A most valuable and entertaining work.”Chronicle. “This interesting and well-written work, in which the severe truth of history takes almost the wildness of romance, will constitute a val vable addition to our biographical literature.”Morning Herald.

“A valuable contribution to historical knowledge, to young persons especially. It contains a mass of every kind of bistorical matter of interest, which industry and research could collect. We have derived much entertainment and instruction from the work.”—Athenæum.

« The execution of this work is equal to the conception. Great pains bave been taken to make it both interesting and valuable.”Literary Gazette.

“A charming work-full of interest, at once serious and pleasing. -Monsieur Guizot.

“ This work is written by a lady of considerable learning, indefatigable industry, and careful judgment. All these qualifications for a biographer and an historian she has brought to bear upon the subject of her volumes, and from them has resulted a narrative interesting to all, and more particularly interesting to that portion of the community to whom the more refined researches of literature afford pleasure and instruction. The whole work should be read, and no doubt will be read, by all who are anxious for information. It is a lucid arrangement of facts, derived from authentic sources, exhibiting a combination of industry, learning, judgment, and impartirlity, not often met with in biographers of crowned heads.”—Times. (Third Notice.)

MEMOIRS OF LADY HESTER STANHOPE,

AS RELATED BY HERSELF, IN CONVERSATIONS WITH HER PHYSICIAN,
Comprising her Opinions, and Anecdotes of the most remarkable

Persons of her Time.
Second Edition, 3 vols. small 8vo, with portraits, &c., price 31s. 6d-

bound.
These memoirs must interest all classes of readers Throughout
the whole of the brilliant period of the life of ber uncle, Mr. Pitt,
Lady Hester Stanhope (who was the partner of his secret counsels)
was drawn into daily intercourse with the most remarkable people of
the age-statesmen, wits, diplomatists men of letters and science,
women of fashion and celebrity, and all the members of the royal
family, with whom she was upon terms of familiar intimacy.

Among the numerous remarkable personages of whom interesting particulars and anecdotes are given in these volumes will be found the following:-George III,, George IV., Queen Caroline, Pitt, Fox, Canning, Sheridan, the Duke of Wellington, the Marquis of Abercorn, Lords Chatham, Bute, Liverpool, Hawkesbury, Hood, St Asaph, Bridport, Brougham, Palmerston, Carrington, Ebrington, Suffolk, Byron, and Camelford, Sir Edward Sugden, Sir Francis Burdett, Mr. Abercrombie, Walter Scott, Thomas Moore, Beau Brummell, Lady Charlotte Bury, Mrs. Fitzherbert, &c.

“ These volumes are such as no one who takes them up can easily lay down."- Quarterly Review.

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SECOND SERIES OF THE STANHOPE

MEMOIRS,

COMPRISING
THE SEVEN YEARS' TRAVELS OF LADY HESTER

STANHOPE.
3 vols. small 8vo, with numerous Illustrations. 31s. 6d. bound.

"This work is intended to complete the • Memoirs of Lady Hester Stanhope. As the ‘ Memoirs' embraced a period of about fifteen years, in wbich were traced the causes which led to the decline and fall of her Ladyship’s somewhat visionary Empire in the East, the Travels' take up ber history from the time she quitted England, and, by a faithful narrative of her extraordinary adventures, show the rise and growth of her Oriental greatness. A distinct line may at once be drawn between this and all other books of travels in the East-for it boasts of a heroine who marches at the head of Arab tribes through the Syrian Desert-who calls Governors of Cities to her aid while she excavates the earth in search of bidden treasures—who sends Generals with their troops to carry fire and sword into the fearful passes of a mountainous country to avenge the death of a murdered travellerand who then goes defenceless and unprotected to sit down a sojourner in the midst of them."

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DEDICATED BY PERMISSION TO HER.H. PRINCE

ALBERT.

In Seven Volumes, 8vo, price 15s. each, to range with the

WELLINGTON DISPATCHES. THE LETTERS AND DISPATCHES OF ADMIRAL LORD VISCOUNT NELSON, EDITED BY SIR HARRIS NICOLAS, G.C.M.G.

OPINIONS OF THE PRESS. “We were rejoiced at the announcement of the intended publication of Lord Nelson's Letters, and we confess that we have not been disap. pointed by the editor's performance of his task. This collection promises to be the most genuine and true portrait of a great public character which the world has ever seen.”Times.

The Letters of Nelson, will hereafter be the manual of the sailor, as the sister service bas found a guide in the Dispatches of the Duke of Wellington. All that was to be expected from the well-known talent of the editor, united to an euthusiasm for his hero, which has carried him triumphantly through the extraordinary labour of investigating and ascertaining every fact in the slightest degree bearing upon his subject, is to be found in this volume, in which, from the beginning to the end, by a continued series of letters, Nelson is made his own historiap.”-Blackwood's Magazine.

“ Sir Harris Nicolas baš imposed a great obligatior upon the country by this publication. The collection is a model in its kind. The family that shall want this book must be ungrateful to the memory of Nelson."-Standard.

“ This publication in its idea and execution, is very honourable to all engaged in it. Nor will it be possible to imagine a nobler national trophy. There is no warrior or statesman in our history, from Alfred downwards, of whom England has so many reasons to be proud, as Nelson. This collection is enriched with Leiters bitherto unprinted, to an extent the most sanguine could hardly have looked for."--Examiner.

“The Dispatches of Nelson will range side by side with those of Wellington. Englishmen will associate their heroic deeds, and point their sons to tbese kindred works as the best memorials of their services."Globe.

THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON'S MAXIMS

AND OPINIONS;
WITH A BIOGRAPHICAL INTRODUCTION.

BY G. H. FRANCIS, ESQ.
Second Edition, in 8vo, with Portrait, 12s. bound.
“The best book that has been published respecting the Duke of
Wellington.”Times.

MISS BURNEY'S DIARY.
Now in course of publication, in elegant small 8vo volumes, price 10s. 6d.

each. Vols. I. to VI. are now ready.

THE DIARY AND LETTERS OF
M A D A ME D’A R B L A Y,

AUTHOR OF “ EVELINA,” “ CECILIA,” &c.
Including the period of her residence at the Court of Queen Charlotte.

EDITED BY HER NIECE.

CRITICAL OPINIONS.
“ Madame d'Arblay lived to be a classic. Time set on her fame,
before she went hence, that seal which is seldom set except on the
fame of the departed. All those whom we have been accustomed to
revere as intellectual patriarchs seemed children when compared with
her; for Burke had sat up all night to read ber writings, and Johnson
bad pronounced her superior to Fielding, when Rogers was still a
schoolboy, and Southey still in petticoats. Her Diary is written in
her earliest and best manner; in true woman's English, clear, natural,
and lively. It ought to be consulted by every person who wishes to
be well acquainted with the history of our literature and our manners.
The account which she gives of the king's illness will, we think, be
more valued by the bistorians of a future age than any equal portions
of Pepys' or Evelyn's Diaries." --- Edinburgh Reriew.

“This publication will take its place in the libraries beside Walpole
and Boswell.”Literary Gazette.

In our minds, this delightful Diary has been the most agreeable
variety of the season. Miss Burney's fir volume oaght to be placed
beside Boswell's Life,' to which it forms an excellent supplement.”
-Times.

“A work unequalled in literary and social value by any thing else of
a similar kind in the language."-Naval and Military Gazette.

* This work may be considered a kind of supplement to Boswell's
Life of Jobnson. It is a beautiful picture of society as it existed in
manners, taste, and literature, in the early period of the reign of George
the Third, drawn by a pencil as vivid and brilliant as that of any of
the celebrated persons who composed the circle.”—Messenger.

“A publication of much interest and value.”—Chronicle.

“Miss Burney's Diary, sparkling with wit, teeming with lively
anecdote, and delectable gossip, and full of sound and discreet views
of persons and things, will be perused with interest by all classes of
readers.”Post.

This work presents an unrivalled combination of attraction.
That extraordinary man Johnson, is painted far better than he is by
Boswell."-Court Journal.

“A valuable addition to the literature of our country."Age.

“We know not when we have been so delighied with a book as
with Miss Burney's Diary. Every page teems with interest.”—
Weekly Chronicle.

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LIFE OF WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR,

BY THOMAS ROSCOE, Esq.

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One volume, small 8vo, with Portrait, price 10s. 6d. bound. * This work will prove a great addition to English bistory. No better supplement to our annals could be supplied than well-written biographies of our Kings. If the succeeding volumes should prove as interesting as this one, we can imagine no more delightful series of books.”— Weekly Chronicle.

“ The historical reader will find this a work of peculiar interest. It displays throughout the most painstaking research, and a style of narrative which has all the lucidity and strength of Gibbon. It is a work with which, shedding such a light as we are justified in saying it will do upon Euglish history, every library ought to be provided.”Sunday Times.

LETTERS OF ROYAL & ILLUSTRIOUS LADIES

OF GREAT BRITAIN,

ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND;

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Now first published from the Originals, with Introductory Notices,

BY MARY ANN EVERETT WOOD.

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In three volumes, small 8vo, with Facsimile Autographs, &c. Price

31s. 6d. bound. “This collection of letters is very curious and very valuable. The general reader will derive great instruction from its pages, and the reader of history will find it of considerable service. The editress has accomplished well a remarkably laborious task. She has collected together the letters of the most illustrious women of England, whose lives extend over a period of four centuries and a half, and has taken infinite pains to render the subject of the letters intelligible to the reader by prefixing a note, varying in length as the occasion requires. They are rendered from many languages, the Latin, Italian, Spanish, Norman, French, Scotch, and antiquated English. The work certainly deserves a wide success. Miss Wood has laboured assidu. ously at her task, and accomplished it well. It required no ordinary amount of patience and perseverance to wade through the dusty parchments and old MSS. she must have had to consult. She has dipped into the valuable collection of the Tower of London, searched the British Museum, the College of Arms, the Rolls House, the Chapter House, the Bodleian and Ashmolian Libraries, the Bibliotheque du Roi, at Paris, and Archives du Royaume at Paris, and many other sources too numerous to mention.”-Sunday Times.

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