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“ There remains behind, not only a large harvest, but labours ers capable of gathering it in. More than one writer has of late displayed talents of this description ; and if the present Author, himself a phantom, may be permitted to distinguish a brother, or perhaps a sister shadow, he would mention, in particular, the Author of the very lively work, entitled “MARRIAGE.'"- Conclusion of “ Tales of My Landlord.”
“The author of these works is evidently a female, and as evidently one that has had abundant opportunities of observing society in a great variety of its walks.-Add to this a keen relish for the ridiculous—a profound veneration for the virtuous—a taste in composition extremely chaste, simple, and unaffected and perhaps the literary character of this lady has been suffi. ciently outlined. She has much in common with the other great authoresses of her time, but she has also much to distinguish her from them. She unites the perfect purity and moral elevation of mind visible in all Miss Baillie's delightful works, with much of the same caustic vigour of satire that has made Miss Edgeworth's pen almost as fearful as fascinating." Blackwood's Magazine.
BY THE AUTHOR OF MARRIAGE.
I write but of familiar stuffe,
Because my stile is lowe;
IN TWO VOLUMES.
H. G, CAREY & I. LEA, CHESNUT STREET.