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And thus we travel on, through fair weather and foul,-now under Athenian ascendancy, now Spartan, now Theban-passing in review the reverses and convulsions of the Peloponnesian War, Corcyra in sedition, Scione in revolt, Amphipolis lost and won, and that awful night-battle of Syracuse, called by Mr. Grote "the most picturesque battle in history,” fought as it was within the still waters of the land-locked bay, the glory of ancient harbours—the long, low barriers of Epipolæ and of the Hyblæan hills enclosing the doomed armament as within arms of stone—the white peak of Ætna brooding over the scene from afar, like the guardian spirit of the island-while the infinite variety of human emotion in the groups along the shore, closing with the close of the battle in one universal shriek of despair, has been described by the historian's eloquent critic in the Quarterly Review, as only equalled by that which went up from the spectators on the hills round about Jerusalem, when the last crash of the burning temple announced that their national existence was at an end. But this reverse only served to elicit the indomitable energy of the suffering people, cast down but not destroyed; and the History rather swells than declines in interest at this turning-point, and maintains its hold of . us “ to see the end,” through subsequent years of comparative dulness, and decadence the most evident, foreshowing and forerunning the death-in-life period of Hellas in extremis, of free-acting Greece in articulo mortis.
Mr. Grote had promised a critical résumé of the philosophies of Plato and Aristotle, to form part of the closing volume. “But as his History at large, so this volume in particular, outgrew his good intentions, and we are now to look forward (and marry we will) to the publication of this philosophical conspectus in a supplementary or complementary volume, the appearance of which, it may be presumed, will not be very long deferred. We tender our best congratulations to him, at parting, on the manner in which he has been enabled to carry through his grand enterprise. At Athens itself, within these few months, he has been lauded by a native Professor (Constantine Paparrogopoulos) as tou peyar Ayylor ιστοριογραφον ΓΕΩΡΓΙΟΝ ΓΡΟΤΕ. His own countrymen have reason, as well as himself, to be proud of a work which, to the erudition and patient investigation supposed to be monopolised by our Ger. man cousins, adds the practical shrewdness and sober sagacity of the English publicist. Mr. Grote is, like the best of the Germans
, a man of books; unlike a good many of them, he is something more: a man of thought, a man of sense, a man of action,-in fine, and ás éros ételv, a man of men.
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Campaign, Omer Pasha's, 507
By Crawford Wilson, 76, Cheshant, The Private Theatricals at,
celles Wraxall, 304
Costello, Dudley - The Joint-Stock
Banker : a Tale of the Day: Chap. I.
- The Man of the People. II.-
Modern Speculation. III.-An In-
ventor. IV.—The New Bank, 346.
V.-A Loan Transaction. VI.--
Messrs. Oriole and Peacock's Esta-
blishment. VII.-Château Belmont,
471. VIII.-A Kind Patron. IX.
Costello, Miss, "Lay of the Stork,”
Court, Aristocracy, and Diplomacy of
, The Old and the New Decorative Art in England, 406
of the Big Pond. By the Author of
"Our Cousin Veronica,” 575
Dock Warrants, The: a Tale of the
Times. By Dudley Costello, 31, 139,
Dudley Costello-The Dock Warrants :
Dynasty, Imperial, Peace and the, 331
VI.Messrs. Oriole and Peacock's
Establishment. VII. Château Bel.
Monkshood about. VII.-Charles An Ally, 551
Journal, Raikes's, 387.1704 :1
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Kerteh, A Winter in, 585 1.1
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Lawrence's Life of Fielding, 154
"Lay of the Stork,” Miss Costello's,
New-Book Notes by Monkshood.
Lodgers, Our First, 186
Lucy's Adventure, 416,7. blin
Mangle by Monkshood, 533, 637 1 Man in the White Hat, The, a Sketch
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Materfamilias, Miseries of a Wet Day
in the Country, by, 384
Medwin, Captain, the New Simonides
. Minehead Pilots, The, 204
Book Notes by Monkshood, 316
History of Greece, 533, 637
a Wet Day in the Country.
By Materfamilias, 384
Monkshood, New Book Notes by.
Lewes's Life and Works of Goethe,
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Sea Anemone, The Story of the, 628
Lewes's Life and Works of GoetheShows, Going to the, 273
3162 Spendthrift, The: a Tale of the Last
cio worth, Esq., 10, 117, 227, 337, 441
Summer Days at Tenby, 495
The Story of the Sea Anemone, 628
bisliop Whately's, 625
United States, The Differences with
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, Present Aspect of Affairs in Re-
Week, A, in Constantinople. By Las-
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1 Wilmer's "De Homine Replegiando."
By ways of History, 165
Wilson, Crawford, Adventures of Ben-
jamin Bobbin the Bagman, by, 76
Winter, A, in Kertch, 585
Wraxall, Lascelles. A Week in Con.
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