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Seite 258 - Second Edition. Demy 8vo. Price 30s. Completing the Work. *' These concluding volumes of Mr. Dixon's * History of two Queens ' will be perused with keen interest by thousands of readers. Whilst no less valuable to the student, they will be far more enthralling to the general reader than the earlier half of the history. Every page of what may be termed Anne Boleyn's story affords a happy illustration of the author's vivid and picturesque style. The work should be found in every library."— Post.
Seite 259 - L in 1804,' and, having distinguished himself in the Grand Army, retired from military life in 1833, and survived to witness the war of 1870, and the outbreak of the Commune of 1871. The personal career of M. de Gonneville, as we see it in his modest account of himself, presents a number of points of interest — for he was an officer of no ordinary merit — intelligent, vigilant, and with great presence of mind.
Seite 258 - Mr. Dixon has completed in these volumes the two stories which he has narrated with so much grace and vigour. Better still, he has cast the light of truth upon incidents that have not been seen under that light before. Full of romantic and dramatic sentiment as the story of Catharine is, we think that the more absorbing interest is concentrated in the story of Anne Boleyn. Never has it been told so fully, so fairly, or so attractively.
Seite 259 - The work contains some interesting details on more than one campaign of the Grand Army which have not, we believe, been disclosed before ; and it adds to our knowledge respecting the struggle in Poland and Prussia in 1807, and several passages of the Peninsular War. It brings us, also, within the presence of Napoleon L, and some of the chiefs who upheld the fortunes of the First Empire ; and its anecdotes about that extraordinary man are evidently genuine and very characteristic.
Seite 262 - Agincourt, and detained for flve-and-twenty years a prisoner in the Tower. Next we encounter the baleful form of Richard of Gloucester, and are filled with indignation at the blackest of the black Tower deeds. As we draw nearer to modern times, we have the sorrowful story of the Nine Days' Queen, poor little Lady Jane Grey.
Seite 257 - Simple,' while many of his adventures on shore remind us of Charles Lever in his freshest days. During his sea life Major Loftus became acquainted with many distinguished persons. Besides the Duke of Wellington, the Prince Regent, and William IV., he was brought into personal relation with the allied Sovereigns, the Due D'Angouleme, Lord William Bentinck, and Sir Hudson Lowe.