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Página 236 - ... are designed. The writers are mostly men of high rank in the literary world, and appear to possess the happy talent of blending instruction with amusement We hesitate not to commend it to the public as a valuable series of works, and worthy a place in every gentleman's library.
Página 136 - There are a sort of men, whose visages Do cream and mantle like a standing pond; And do a wilful stillness entertain, With purpose to be dress'd in an opinion Of wisdom, gravity, profound conceit; As who should say, ' I am Sir Oracle, And, when I ope my lips, let no dog bark!
Página 235 - Edinburgh Cabinet* Library, &c. All these productions, as they emanate from the press, will be submitted to literary gentlemen for inspection ; and none will be reprinted but such as shall be found calculated to sustain the exalted character which this Library has already acquired. Several well-known authors have been engaged to prepare for it original works of an American character, on History, Biography, Travels, &c.
Página 236 - Thus far it has treated of subjects interesting to all, condensed in a perspicuous and agreeable style We have so repeatedly spoken of the merits of the design of this work, and of the able manner in which it is edited, that on this occasion we will only repeat our conviction, that it is worthy a place in every library in the country, and will prove one of the most useful as it is one of the most interesting publications which has ever issued from the American press."— NY Courier If Enquirer.
Página 236 - We have repeatedly expressed our unwavering confidence in the merits of this valuable series of popular and instructive books. The Family Library has now reached its sixteenth number, with the increasing favour of the enlightened American public ; and we have heard of but one dissenting voice among the periodical and newspaper publishers who have frequently noticed and applauded the plan and the execution of the Family Library.
Página 235 - The utmost care will be taken, not only to exclude whatever can have an injurious influence on the mind, but to embrace every thing calculated to strengthen the best and most salutary impressions. With these arrangements and facilities, the publishers flatter...
Página 236 - THE following opinions, selected from highly respectable Journals, will enable those who are unacquainted with the Family Library to form an estimate of its merits. Numerous other notices, equally favourable, and from sources equally respectable, might be presented if deemed necessary. "The Family Library.— A very excellent, and always entertaining Miscellany.
Página 235 - Edinburgh Cabinet" Libraries. AH these productions, as they emanate from the press, will be submitted to a committee of literary gentlemen for inspection ; and none will be reprinted but such as shall be found calculated to sustain the exalted character which this Library...
Página 236 - Those who condense and arrange such works for publication, and they also who promulgate them, richly deserve the thanks and patronage of all enlightened communities in the country. The Family Library promises to be a most...