Cover of A Book Of Sibyls

A Book Of Sibyls

Auhtor: Anne Thackeray Ritchie

Language: english
Published: 1883

Genres:

women studies,  essays,  biography
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Review by Dr. Bojan Tunguz, August 2006


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'A Book Of Sibyls':

... Mrs. Barbauld, their eldest child, was born here in 1743, and was christened Anna Ltitia, after some lady of high degree belonging to her mother's family. ...
... now farewell,' she writes in conclusion: 'I shall write to you no more under this name but under any name, in every situation, at any distance of ...
... ever been devised and we can agree with her brother, Dr. Aikin, when he says that it requires true genius to enter so completely into a child's mind. After ...
... to achieve, the five Miss Mores had been living on peacefully together in the very comfortable cottage which had been raised and thatched by the poetess's ...
... maiden living in the neighbourhood of Edgeworthstown. The story seems to have been mislaid for a time in the stirring events of the first Irish rebellion, ...
... torturing his patient but original formation and inveterate habit resisted all his endeavours at personal improvement. I could not help pitying my philosophic ...
... himself with engineering. He is certainly curiously outspoken in his memoirs and explains that the first Mrs. Edgeworth, Maria's mother, with many ...
... a new book for the children, mentioned about this time, 'Evenings at Home,' which they all admire immensely. Miss Edgeworth was now about twenty-six, ...
... odd on the side of the road. 'Look to the other side don't look at it,' says Mr. Edgeworth and when they had passed he tells his bride that it was the ...
... by the resemblance between the Edgeworth system and that of Froebel's Kindergarten method, which is now gaining more and more ground in people's estimation, ...
... that I feel for you. I know that this direct praise is scarcely allowable, but my advanced age and my close connection with you must be my excuse.-Yours ...
... Miss Edgeworth notes it all with a sure hand and true pen it is as one of the sketch-books of a great painter, where whole pictures are indicated in ...
... first smile as she looked upon me I can never forget. The prisoners came in in an orderly manner and ranged themselves upon the benches. 'In this ...
... ordered the enterprising little girl to be brought to her old place upon the cushion by his side. The story gives one a curious impression of a child's ...
... high his performance fell far short of his life-long dream, and he knew it. But his heart never turned from its life's aim, and he loved beauty and Art ...
... and ready apprehension,' says one. 'Mr. Opie crowds more wisdom into a few words than almost anybody I ever saw,' says another. 'I do not ...
... 'Paris seemed as bright and peaceful as I had seen it thirteen months ago. The people, the busy people passing to and fro, and soldiers, omnibuses, ...
... even though they may have never lived. They are, and do actually make part of our lives, one of the best and noblest parts. To love them is like a direct ...
... Bath, from whence a couple of pleasant letters are given us. Jane is writing to her sister. She has visited Miss A., who, like all other young ladies, ...
... sentence with dry eyes. It is her parting blessing and farewell to those she had blessed all her life by her presence and her love-that love which is ...