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From the New York Herald.
Mr. Seward is a hard-working man, and he has achieved no inconsiderable portion of his distinction by the pen. The letters he addressed to the Albany Evening Journal, while on a journey through Europe, about twenty years ago, would have made a capital book; and his subsequent writings on imprisonment for debt, and other subjects which from time to time have occupied the public attention, though in many cases of transient interest, have generally been able, popular, and admirably adapted for their several purposes. His speeches in the senate have frequently been masterly historical dissertations, comprehensive, exhausting, and pertinent.
From Putnam's Monthly.
The publication will materially advance his (Mr. Seward's) reputation; it will correct many false ideas that have gone abroad, and increase the general respect for his abilities and character.
The volumes contain nearly everything that has come from his prolific pen; nor is there any want of variety in the topics of which they treat.
From the Christian Inquirer.
We have received three noble octavos, containing the chief works of our principal liberalist statesman, Seward. They exhibit a vast variety alike of subject and occasion. We must say that Seward has a very large share of our regard: in part for his learned and faithful statesmanship, but more from his hearty sympathy with every pulse of freedom.
From the New York Evangelist.
Though the name of Gov. Seward has been long before the public, we apprehend that most readers will be surprised to find his writings and speeches filling three bulky octavos, and relating to such a variety of important and interesting subjects. Few persons are aware how large a portion of his public efforts have been directed toward moral and social reforms, in which he has appeared much more the philanthropist than the politician. The publication, therefore, of his writings, is a great public good. The volumes are printed in an elegant style.
From the Northern Christian Advocate.
These works would have been noticed earlier, had we not taken time to read them. Voluminous and miscellaneous as they are, they have no vapid or fatiguing portions; they everywhere sparkle with gems of literature, and warm with vivifying truth. The publisher and editor have done their parts well, and the consequence of the whole is, we have three of the most useful and elegant volumes ever issued from the American press.
From the Christian Intelligencer.
It has often been the lot of public men to suffer from the blind zeal and silly adulation of Boswellian editors. Mr. Seward has been more fortunate; he has not been rendered ridiculous through ill-considered eulogy. The contents of these sumptuous volumes have been arranged with careful deference to order, with explanatory prefaces, &c. The works will form a substantial addition to our political literature.
From the Christian Advocate and Journal.
We assure our readers that they will find in these volumes rich stores of wisdom and knowledge, communicated in a style so chaste and forcible, as will entice every intelligent reader to read with attention and delight, and amply compensate for the reading.
From the Independent (N. Y.)
The foremost man to-day in the senate, is Mr. Seward. The many and able efforts upon which his reputation is founded, are gathered in these three large and handsome volumes, and are presented by them in a very appropriate and attractive form.
From the Christian Ambassador.
The editor has done himself great credit in the selections, and in the arrangement, prefaces, and introductions, throughout the works. The publisher has brought them out in a style unsurpassed by anything which has yet appeared in the United States. Whoever will candidly peruse the works, will find that their author is a statesman in the highest sense of the word.
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To return to these portly and good-looking volumes of Shiel's collected sketches, we must premise by saying that they are the best edited books we have met for many a year. They form, with Mackenzie's notes, a complete biographical dictionary, containing succinct and clever sketches of all the famous people of England, and particularly of Ireland, to whom the slightest allusions are made in the text.-The Citizen (John Mitchel.)
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SHIEL'S SKETCHES OF THE IRISH BAR.
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The editor, Dr. Shelton Mackenzie, has performed his workcommenced, by-the-bye, at the instigation of the illustriou author, some years since-with great fidelity; and his knowledge of politics and parties in Ireland, and his acquaintance with most of the persons mentioned in the Sketches, have rendered his annotations relative to the allusions therein perfectly intelligible to the present race of readers.-Charleston Courier. Dr. Mackenzie deserves the thanks of men of letters, particularly of Irishmen, for his research and care. He betrays a close and intelligent acquaintance with the leading events and characters of Ireland for many years back, and his anecdotes are told with a grace and finish that few can hope to equal. Altogether, the work is one that we can recommend in the highest terms.-Philadelphia City Item.
Such a repertory of wit, humor, anecdote, and outgushing fun, mingled with the deepest pathos, when we reflect upon the sad fate of Ireland, as this book affords, it were hard to find written in any other pair of covers.-Buffalo Daily Courier.
SHEIL'S SKETCHES OF THE IRISH BAR.
The Third Edition of the "Sketches of the Irish Bar" by the RT. HON. RICHARD LALOR SHEIL, M. P. Edited, with a Memoir and Notes, by Dr. R. SHELTON MACKENZIE. In 2 Vols. Price $2 00.
EXTRACTS FROM NOTICES OF THE PRESS.
"We know no reprint of an Irish book more likely
"The notes, which are numerous and of much value
"They attracted universal attention by their brilliant and pointed style, and their liberality of sentiment. The Notes embody a great amount of biographical information, literary gossip, legal and political anecdote, and amusing reminiscences, and in fact omit nothing that was essential to the perfect elucidation of the text."New York Tribune,
"To return to these portly and good-looking volumes of Sheil's collected sketches, we must premise by say. ing that they are the best edited books we have met for many a year. They form, with Mackenzie's notes, a complete biographical dictionary, containing succinct and clever sketches of all the famous people of Eng. land, and particularly of Ireland, to whom the slightest allusions are made in the text.-The Citizen (John chel).
"The editor, Dr. Shelton Mackenzie, has performed his work commenced, by-the-by, at the instigation of the illustrious author, some years since-with great fidelity; and his knowledge of politics and parties in Ireland, and his acquaintance with most of the persons mentioned in the Sketches, have rendered his annotations relative to the allusions therein, perfectly intelli gible to the present race of readers."-Charleston Cour. "Dr. Mackenzie deserves the thanks of men of letters, particularly of Irishmen, for his research and care. He betrays a close and intelligent acquaintance with the leading events and characters of Ireland for many years back, and his anecdotes are told with a grace and finish that few can hope to equal. Altogether, the work is one that we can recommend in the highest terms."Philadelphia City Item.
"They attracted largely the public attention, not less on account of their own literary and artistic merit, than for the interest which attached to the prominent men whom they so cleverly and faithfully portray. These volumes supply a copious fund of entertainment and instructive reading."-Journal of Commerce.
"It commends itself by its rich, exhaustless fund of wit, by its wealth of epigram and anecdote, and by the racy, good-hearted tone in which it is written."-Lowell Journal and Courier.
"These sketches possess an absorbing interest, which has grown instead of diminishing with the lapse of time, and are eminently worthy of perusal. The labors of the editor are confined entirely to notes, which form no small portion of the volumes, and are almost invaluable for the light they shed upon the text, otherwise obscure to the general reader."-Savannah Republican.
"We have rarely read a book so full of interest. All the eminent Irish lawyers of modern times are sketched with great vigor, celebrated trials are narrated with spirit, and anecdotes are freely interspersed throughout the volumes. A memoir of the author, by R. Shelton Mackenzie, is prefixed, together with a portrait."hiladelphia Evening Bulletin,
"To those who have read Barrington's Sketches, we need not say a word in favor of the present volumes."Boston Olive Branch.
"A more readable, profitable, and entertaining work is seldom issued from the American press than this collection of masterly sketches by Sheil."-Detroit Free Press.
All the distinguished orators of Mr. Sheil's day are here alluded to, and the very copious notes add an increased interest to the sketches, as many matters are explained which it would be impossible for the American reader to comprehend but for this assistance."— Boston Evening Gazette.
"The work is remarkable for its striking delineations of character, its interesting biographical details, and the air of good humor in which it is conceived and execu-ing, ted."-Albany Argus.
"They abound not only in interesting personal and historical reminiscences, but also in amusing anecdotes, illustrative of Irish life and character."-Boston Trav.
"Deeply interesting, embracing graphic descriptions of all the distinguished lawyers, of Ireland, of the pres ent century."-Albany Spectator.
"In delineating the peculiarities of the Irish people, truth is very often stranger than fiction, as these finely drawn portraits of well-known members of the Irish bar distinctly attest."-Arthur's Home Gazette.
"We commend the work to any one who wishes to
"Eminently readable books."-Syracuse Chronicle.
with the distinctness of the pencil, a just idea of the