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Bits of Travel at Home (1878) by Helen Hunt Jackson

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BITS OF TRAVEL.

By H. H.

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“Some one has said that, if one could open the mail-bags, and read the women’s letters, they would be more entertaining than any books. This volume is an open mail-bag, forwarded from Germany or Rome or the Tyrol. The faded wonders of Europe turn out to be wholly fresh, when seen through a fresh pair of eyes; and so the result is very charming. As for the more elaborate sketch of ‘A German Landlady,’ it cannot be forgotten by any reader of the ‘Atlantic.’ It comprises so much—such humor, such pathos, such bewitching quaintness of dialect—that I can, at this moment, think of no American picture of a European subject to equal it. It is, of course, the best thing in the volume; but every page is readable, and almost all delightful.” —Col. T. W. Higginson.

“The volume has few of the characteristics of an ordinary book of travel. It is entertaining and readable, from cover to cover; and, when the untravelled reader has finished it, he will find that he knows a great deal more about life in Europe—having seen it through intelligent and sympathetic eyes— than he ever got before from a dozen more pretentious volumes.”—Hartford Courant.

“It is a special merit of these sketches that, by their graphic naturalness of coloring, they give a certain vitality to scenes with which the reader is not supposed to be familiar. They do not need the aid of personal recollection to supply the defects of the description. They present a series of vivid pictures, which, by the beauty of their composition and the charming quaintness of their characters, form an exception to the rule that narratives of travel are interesting in proportion to the reader’s previous knowledge of the subject. In several instances, they leave the beaten track of the tourist; but they always afford a fresh attraction, and, if we mistake not, will tempt many of our countrymen, in their European reconnoitring, to visit the scenes of which they are here offered so tempting a foretaste.”—New York Tribune.

“Travel increaseth a man. But, next to going bodily, is to wander, through the magical power of print, whithersoever one will. A good book of travel is a summer’s vacation. This little book, by Mrs. Hunt, is a series of rare pictures of life in Germany, Italy, and Venice. Every one is in itself a gem. Brilliant, chatty, full of fine feminine taste and feeling,—just the letters one waits impatient’y to get, and reads till the paper has been fingered through. It has been often observed that women are the best correspondents. We cannot analyze the peculiar charm of their letters. It is a part of that ntesterious!ersonnel which is the atmosphere of every womanly woman.”— Boston Courier.


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BITS OF TALK

ABOUT HOME MATTERS.

By H. H.

Author of “Verses,” and “Bits of Travel.” Square 18mo. Cloth, red edges. Price $1.00.


A New Gospel for Mothers.—We wish that every mother in the land would read ‘Bits of Talk about Home Matters,’ by H. H.. and that they would read it thoughtfully. The latter suggestion is, however, wholly unnecessary: the book seizes one’s thoughts and sympathies, as only startling truths presented with direct earnestness can do. . . . The adoption of her sentiments would wholly change the atmosphere in man! a house to what it ought to be, and bring almost constant sunshine and bliss where now too often are storm and misery.”—Lawrence (Kansas) Journal

“In the little book entitled ‘Bits of Talk,’ by H. H, Messrs. Roberts Brothers have given to the world an uncommonly useful collection of essays,—useful certainly to all parents, and likely to do good to all children. Other people have doubtless held as correct views on the subjects treated here, though few have ever advanced them; and none that we are aware have made them so attractive as they are made by H. H.’s crisp and sparkling style. No one opening the book, even though without reason for special interest in its topics, could, after a glimpse at its pages, lay it down unread; and its bright and witty scintillations will fix many a precept and establish many a fact. ‘Bits of Talk’ is a book that ought to have a place of honor in every household; for it teaches, not only the true dignity of parentage, but of childhood. As we read it, we laugh and cry with the author, and acknowledge that, since the child is father of the man, in being the champion of childhood, she is the champion of the whole coming race. Great is the rod, but H. H. is not its prophet!”— Mrs. Harriet Prescott Spofford, in Newburyport Herald.


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VERSES.

By H. H.

Second New Enlarged Edition. Square 18mo. Uniform with “Bits of Talk.” Price $1.25.


“The volume is one which will make H. H. dear to all the lovers of true poetry. Its companionship will be a delight, its nobility of thought and of purpose an inspiration. . . This new edition comprises not only the former little book with the same modest title, but as many more new poems. . . . The best critics have already assigned to H. H. her high place in our catalogue of authors. She is, without doubt, the most highly intellectual of our female poets. The new poems, while not inferior to the others in point of literary art, have in them more of fervor and of feeling; more of that lyric sweetness which catches the attention. and makes the song sing itself over and over afterwards in the remembering brain. . . . Some of the new poems seem among the noblest H. H. has ever written They touch the high-water mark of her intellectual power, and are full, besides, of passionate and tender feeling. Among these is the ‘Funeral March.’”—N. Y Tribune.

“A delightful book is the elegant little volume of ‘Verses,’ by H. H.,— instinct with the quality of the finest Christian womanhood. . . . Some wives and mothers, growing sedate with losses and cares, will read many of these ‘Verses’ with a feeling of admiration that is full of tenderness.”—Advance.

“The poems of this lady have taken a place in public estimation perhaps higher than that of any living American living poetess. . . . They are the thoughts of a delicate and refined sensibility, which views life through the pure, still atmosphere of religious fervor, and unites all thought by the tender talisman of love.”— Inter-Ocean.

“Since the days of poor ‘L. E. L.,’ no woman has sailed into fame under a flag inscribed with her initials only, until the days of ‘H. H.’ Here, however, the parallelism ceases; for the fresh, strong beauty which pervades these ‘ Verses’ has nothing in common with the rather languid sweetness of the earlier writer. Unless I am much mistaken, this enlarged volume, double the size of that originally issued, will place its author not merely above all American poetesses and all living English poetesses, but above all women who have ever written poetry in the English language, except Mrs. Browning alone. ‘H. H.’ has not yet proved herself equal to Mrs. Browning in range of imagination; but in strength and depth the American writer is quite the equal of the English, and in compactness and symmetry altogether her superior.”—T. W. H. in the Index.


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WIT AND WISDOM

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GEORGE ELIOT.

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“It is impossible to read George Eliot, either. in prose or poetry, without being reminded of Shakespeare; and the resemblance is borne out in that habit of net mind which throws off thought in crystals, in terse and lucid generalizations, in flashing surprises of wit, and in epigrams that will pass into the immortal currency of the world’s proverbs. From no other writer, it seems to us, since Shakespeare, could so many gems or statements—witty and wise—be culled as from the works of this wonderful mind; and in ‘Wit and Wisdom of George Eliot’ we have a collection which cannot fail to be greatly enjoyed, and of which we can only say that it is so good that we wonder at its not having been done before.”—Christian Union.

“The novels of George Eliot are full of nuggets of wisdom and bits of felicitous characterization that dwell in the memory of the attentive reader. Some one nas had the ‘happy thought’ to gather up a great number of these gems and orange them in a volume to themselves, with a good index to aid the reader in finding his favorite. ‘The Wit and Wisdom of George Eliot’ is a dainty little cook that the readers of that thoughtful novelist will eagerly seek and heartily enjoy.”—Cleveland Herald.


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