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2 HURST AND BLACKETT's NEW PUBLICATIONS.
MEMOIRS OF THE COURT OF THE REGENCY.
From Original Family Documents. By the DUKE OF BUCKING-
"Here are two more goodly volume* on the English Court; volumes full of new sayings, pictures, anecdotes, and scenes. The Duke of Buckingham travels over nine years of English history. But what years those were, from 1811 to 1820! What events at home and abroad they bore to the great bourne l—from the accession of the Regent to power to the death of George III.—including the fall of Perceval; the invasion of Russia, and the war In Spain; the battles of Salamanca and Borodino j the Are of Moscow; the retreat of Napoleon; the conquest of Spain; the surrender of Napoleon; the return from Elba; the Congress of Vienna; the Hundred Days; the crowning carnage of Waterloo; the exile to St. Helena; the return of the Bourbons; the settlement of Europe; the public scandals at the English Court; the popular discontent, and the massacre of Peterloo I On many parts of this story the documents published by the Duke of Buckingham cast new jets of light, clearing up much secret history. Old stories are confirmed—new traits of character are brought out. In short, many new and pleasant additions are made to our knowledge of those times."—Athenteum.
"Invaluable, as showing the true light in which many of the stirring events of the Regency are to be viewed. The lovers of Court gossip will also find not a little for their edification and amusement."—Literary Gazette.
"These volumes cover a complete epoch, the period of the Regency—a period of large and stirring English history. To the Duke of Buckingham, who thus, out of his family archives, places within our reach authentic and exceedingly minute pictures of the governors of England, we owe grateful acknowledgements. His papers abound In fresh lights on old topics, and In new illustrations and anecdotes. The intrinsic value of the letters is enhanced by the Judicious setting of the explanatory comment that accompanies them, which is put together with much care and honesty."—Examiner.
LORD GEORGE BENTINCK: A POLITICAL BIO
GRAPHY. Bythe RIGHT HON. B.DISRAELI, M.P. Fifth and cheaper
"This biography cannot fall to attract the deep attention of the public. We are bound to say, that as a political biography we have rarely, if ever, met with a book more dexterously handled, or more replete with Interest. The history of the famous session of 1846, as written by Disraeli In that brilliant and pointed style of which he is so consummate a master, is deeply Interesting. He has traced this memorable struggle with a vivacity and power unequalled as yet In any narrative of Parliamentary proceedings."—Blackwood's Mag.
LORD PALMERST0NS OPINIONS AND POLICY; AS
Minister, Diplomatist, And Statesman, during more than Forty Years of Public Life. 1 vol. 8vo with Portrait, 7s. 6d. bound.
"This work ought to have a place in every political library. It gives a complete view of the sentiments and opinions by which the policy of Lord Palmerston has been dictated as diplomatist and statesman."—Chronicle.
"This Is a remarkable and seasonable publication; but it is something more—it Is a valuable addition to the historical treasures of our country during more than forty of the most memorable years of our annals. We earnestly recommend the volume to general perusal."—Standard.
MEMOIRS OF THE COURT AND CABINETS OF
GEORGE THE THIRD, From Original Family Documents. By the DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM AND CHANDOS, K.G., &c. The Third And Fourth Volumes, comprising the period from 1800 to 1810, and completing this important work. 8 vo., with Portraits. 30s. bound.
From Tri Times.—"These volumes consist, In the main, of letters written by the two brothers. Lord Grenvllle, and Mr. T. Grenville, to their elder brother, the Marquis of Buckingham, for his Information as to the political circumstances of the time. In the two former volumes a great amount of curious gossip, and of valuable Information, was contained relative to the formation of the Coalition Ministry, the King's Illness In 1788, and the early period of the war with revolutionary France. Volumes 3 and 4 lake up the tale where volumes 1 and 2 had left it; and herein we find a connected narrative of the many stirring historical events which occurred between 1800, when Lord Grenvllle and Talleyrand were In correspondence respecting Bonaparte's proposals for peace, until the return of the King's malady In 1810 and the debates In Parliament relative to the regency. The present collection Is more valuable than the last. Inasmuch as Lord Grenvllle, having attained higher dignity and experience, Is a more dispassionate observer of passing events. Whoever would desire to read the running comments of so eminent and well Informed a man as Lord Grenville upon a decade so interesting as that of 1800—10, would do well to consult these volumes. Lord Grenville was certainly among the most far-sighted men of his time; and to him, from the first, belongs the credit of appreciating truly Napoleon Bonaparte's position and designs. He did so even to a higher degree than Pitt j and It la most remarkable bow far his predictions have heen verified by the event, even when submitted to the sharp test of the judgment of posterity. The principal points on which light is thrown by the present correspondence are, the negotiations before and after the Treaty of Amiens until the time of its rupture—the true character of Aldington's Administration, and the relations between 'The Doctor' and Pitt—the formation of the Pitt and Sidmouth Cabinet, when the King's prejudices against Charles Fox were found to be insurmountable—the Grenville and Fox short Administration—the Duke of Portland's Cabinet— the expedition to Portugal, with Its climax at Cintra—the Duke of York's scandal with Mrs. Clarke—Sir John Moore's retreat, with the earlier Spanish campaigns of Sir Arthur Wei. lesley, and, finally, the disastrous Walcheren affair. There is much curious matter Interposed in the shape of prt'eit upon the situation of affairs written from time to time by Lord Grenville himself; and perhaps still more curious reports made to the Marquis of Buckingham by a certain , whose name remains a mystery, but who seems to have been
tolerably well acquainted with the arcana imperii at the beginning of the century. There Is much in these volumes which well deserves perusal. There is a portion of their contents which possesses nearly as high a claim upon our Instant and careful consideration as the Minutes of the Sevastopol Committee."
THE LIVES OF PHILIP HOWARD, EARL OF
ARUNDEL, AND OF ANNE DACRES, HIS WIFE. Edited from the
"The noble editor of these biographies Is well warranted la the trust which his preface expresses, that they will be read with Interest. They throw valuable light on the social habits and the prevalent feelings of the Elizabethan age. The Duke of Norfolk, by publishing these curious biographies, has not only done honour to his ancestors, but has supplied materials of historical Information for which be deserves the thanks of the literary public."— Literary Gazette.
4 HURST AND BLACKETT's NEW PUBLICATIONS.
PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS OF THE LAST FOUR
POPES. By His Eminence CARDINAL WISEMAN. 8yo. Portraits. (In the Press.)
EASTERN HOSPITALS AND ENGLISH NURSES;
The Narrative of Twelve Months' Experience in the Hospitals of Koulali and Scutari. By A LADY VOLUNTEER. Third and Cheaper Edition, 1 vol. post 8vo. with Illustrations, 6s. bound. "A production which, not only in the subject-matter, but In Its treatment, is filled with the p'irest and best evidences of womanly tenderness. What the nurses did for oar sick and wounded soldiers—how they ministered to their wants and assuaged their snfferlngs— how that composite body of hired attendants, sisters, nuns, and lady volunteers, worked together for a common object—how their duties were apportioned—and how, in health or illness, their time passed away—are all faithfully and minutely detailed in these volumes. 'Eastern Hospitals and English Nurses* will, no doubt, command a good circulation.*' —The Timet.
"The story of the noble deeds done by Miss Nightingale and her devoted sisterhood will never be more effectively told than In the beautiful narrative contained In these volumes."—John Bull.
"Our readers will find much to interest them in the Lady Volunteer's account of her 1 aboura."—Athenaeum.
JOURNAL OF ADVENTURES WITH THE BRITISH
ARMY, from the Commencement of the War to the Fall of Sevastopol. By GEORGE CAVENDISH TAYLOR, late 95th Regiment. 2 volt, post 8vo., 21s. hound.
"The evidence these volumes contain is exceedingly valuable. The real state of things la here exhibited."— John Bull.
"There was scarcely an occurrence of any Importance that Mr. Taylor was not an eyewitness of. Balaklava, Inkermann, Kertch, the operations in the Sea of Azof, Anapa, the storming of the Malakoff and the Redan, and the taking possession of Sebastopol—each event is detailed In that concise but clear, professional style which we have not met with before.**— United Service Gazette.
"Mr. Taylor's Journal is valuable for its genuineness, and for the extent of experience embraced in it."—Examiner.
TURKEY: ITS HISTORY AND PROGRESS; FROM
THE JOURNALS AND CORRESPONDENCE OF SIR JAMES PORTER, Fifteen Years Ambassador at Constantinople, continued to the Present Time, with a Memoir of Sir James Porter, by his Grandson, SIR GEORGE LARPENT Bart. 2 vols. 8vo.t with Illustrations. 16s. bound. "Thlshihhly Interesting work consists of two parts. The first volume, after a memoir of Sir James Porter, proceeds to give a general description of the Turkish Empire, of Its natural and Industrial productions, and its commerce, a sketch of its history from the invasion Of Europe to the reign of Sultan Mahmud II., and an account of the religion and the civil Institutions of the Turks, and of their manners and customs, chiefly from the data supplied by the papers of Sir James Porter. In the second volume we are made acquainted with Turkey as It is j the religious and civil government of Turkey, its Legislature, the state of education in the Empire, Its finances, its military and naval strength, and the social condition of the Turks, are all In succession brought under review. The work gives a fuller and more life-like picture of the present state of the Ottoman Empire, than any other work with which we are acquainted."—John Butt.