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WHEN Earth's last picture is painted, and the tubes
are twisted and dried, When the oldest colours have faded, and the
youngest critic has died, We shall rest, and, faith, we shall need it-lie
down for an æon or two, Till the Master of All Good Workmen shall set us
to work anew!
And those that were good shall be happy: they
shall sit in a golden chair; They shall splash at a ten-league canvas with
brushes of comets' hair; They shall find real saints to draw from-Mag
dalene, Peter, and Paul; They shall work for an age at a sitting and never
be tired at all!
And only the Master shall praise us, and only the
Master shall blame; And no one shall work for money, and no one
shall work for fame; But each for the joy of the working, and each, in
his separate star, Shall draw the Thing as he sees It for the God of
Things as They Are!
The King's Mirror. Illustrated.
Cloth, $1.50. “Mr. Hope has never given more sustained proof of his cleverness than in The King's Mirror.' In elegance, delicacy, and tact it ranks with the best of his previous novels, while in the wide range of its portraiture and the subtlety of its analysis it surpasses all his earlier ventures.”—London Spectator.
“Mr. Anthony Hope is at his best in this new novel. He returns in some measure to the color and atmosphere of “The Prisoner of Zenda.' A strong book, charged with close analysis and exquisite irony; a book full of pathos and moral fiber-in short, a book to be read.”—London Chronicle.
“A story of absorbing interest and one that will add greatly to the author's reputation. Told with all the brilliancy and charm which we have come to associate with Mr. Anthony Hope's work.”—London Literary World.
The Chronicles of Count Antonio. With Photogravure Frontispiece by S. W. Van Schaick. I zmo. Cloth, $1.50.
“No adventures were ever better worth recounting than are those of Antonio of Monte Velluto, a very Bayard among outlaws. To all those whose pulses still stir at the recital of deeds of high courage, we may recommend this book. The chronicle conveys the emotion of heroic adventure, and is picturesquely written.”—London Daily News.
“ It has literary merits all its own, of a deliberate and rather deep order. ... In point of execution “The Chronicles of Count Antonio' is the best work that Mr. Hope has yet done. The design is clearer, the workmanship more elaborate, the style more colored.”-Westminster Gazette.
The God in the Car. New edition, uniform with “ The Chronicles of Count Antonio."
Cloth, $1.25. “The God in the Car' is just as clever, just as distinguished in style, just as full of wit, and of what nowadays some persons like better than wit allusiveness—as any of his stories. It is saturated with the modern atmosa phere; is not only a very clever but a very strong story; in some respects, we think, the strongest Mr. Hope has yet written.”—London Speaker.
“A very remarkable book, deserving of critical analysis impossible within our limit; brilliant, but not superficial ; well considered, but not elaborated; constructed with the proverbial art that conceals, but yet allows itself to be enjoyed by readers to whom fine literary method is a keen pleasure.”—London World.
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The Seats of the Mighty. Being the Memoirs of Captain Robert Moray, sometime an Officer in the Virginia Regiment, and afterwards of Amherst's Regiment. Illustrated, $1.50.
“Another historical romance of the vividness and intensity of “The Seats of the Mighty' has never come from the pen of an American. Mr. Parker's latest work may without hesitation be set down as the best he has done. From the first chapter to the last word interest in the book never wanes; one finds it difficult to interrupt the narrative with breathing space. It whirls with excitement and strange adventure. All of the scenes do homage to the genius of Mr. Parker, and make “The Seats of the Mighty' one of the books of the year.”—Chicago Record.
“Mr. Gilbert Parker is to be congratulated on the excellence of his latest story, “The Seats of the Mighty,' and his readers are to be congratulated on the direction which his talents have taken therein. . . . It is so good that we do not stop to think of its literature, and the personality of Doltaire is a masterpiece of creative art.”—New York Mail and Express.
The Trail of the Sword. A Novel. $1.25.
“Mr. Parker here adds to a reputation already wide, and anew demonstrates his power of pictorial portrayal and of strong dramatic situation and climax.' Philadelpbia Bulletin.
The Trespasser. $1.25.
Interest, pith, force, and charm—Mr. Parker's new story possesses all these qualities. . Almost bare of synthetical decoration, his paragraphs are stirring because they are real. We read at times as we have read the great masters of romance-breathlessly.”—The Critic.
The Translation of a Savage. $1.25.
“A book which no one will be satisfied to put down until the end has been matter of certainty and assurance.”—The Nation. Mrs. Falchion.
$1.25. “A well-knit story, told in an exceedingly interesting way, and holding the reader's attention to the end."
The Pomp of the Lavilettes. 16mo. Cloth, $1.25.
“ Its sincerity and rugged force will commend it to those who love and seek strong work in fiction. - The Critic.
AND COMPANY, NEW YORK.