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LADY FLORA,

OR

A WINTER IN SWEDEN AND SUMMER IN ROME,

BY SELINA BUNBURY,

Author of "Life in Sweden,” “Rides in the Pyrenees,” &c.

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"This, out of the numerous books written by Miss Bunbury, is decidedly the most interesting, and will be read with great pleasure by all into whose hands it may fall." - Evening Post.

Lady Flora is a pleasing romance, containing much that is interesting, whilst it introduces facts that are now matters of history, thus affording instruction blended with amusement. Lady Flora's young life and the many mysteries surrounding her, are full of iaterest and much pathos.”

Beli's Messenger. The descriptions of life in Sweden are graphic and spirited, and the same may be said of the experiences in Rome.”—Liverpool Albion.

"Let us hope that it is not the last work from Selina Bunbury.” -John Bull,

In 3 Vols. 318, 6d.

EDWARD WORTLEY MONTAGU.

AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.

“Thisautobiography is a wonderfully interesting book for the reader who cares more for vigorous, intense writing than for the insipidities which pass muster as our current novels.”—Liverpool Albion.

Abounds with incidents of the most extraordinary character, and tells a tale of the vice and profligacy of the times in which he lived.”—Bell's Messenger.

“ The episodes connected with Pope, Wharton, and other celebrities of the period bear internal evidence of authenticity, and must be regarded as a curious and interesting contribution to the history of the first and second decades of the 18th century.”—Morning Post.

This is a remarkable book, full of anecdote and incident, and strange revelation of past gossip and wickedness. It is a book that cannot fail to be read. With its varied knowledge and singular powers it fascinates the reader against his will. It is too clever to be ignored-too interesting to be neglected."-Westminster Gazette.

- Railways, postages-in a word, all the numerous facilities of the age-have almost annihilated distance, and, as a natural result, caused an individual trade between country customers and London establishments. Those who do not visit town, so as to select and purchase directly, send for patterns from which they can give their orders. But as all apparent advantages on the one hand have more or less their corresponding drawbacks, so this system is not without its bane. Pushing tradesmen make a market by offering goods at lower rates than they can possibly be sold at to realise a fair profit. The bait traps the unreflective, and the result is that the receipts en masse are not equal to the tempting samples. There is no new inven. tion in this; it has been practised in wholesale merchandise and by candidates for contracts, as the proverb hath it, since there were hills and valleys. But we grieve to add it is sometimes resorted to by those whom one would credit for more integrity. Ladies, therefore, need exercise caution, and place confidence only in houses of old. established fame, for rapidly-made businesses are not generally reliable. And to what does this assertion amount more than to the fact that nothing great can be effected not only without labour but with. out time, and that Rome was not built, as the old saying says, in a day? Messrs. Jay, of Regent-street, whose name is well known amongst the few on the list of bonâ fide establishments in the metropolis, are about to adopt a plan (which will be registered) for assisting country ladies in choosing for themselves London fashions and fabrics. And their customers may rest assured that they will thus be enabled to obtain goods of every quality, both low and high priced, at the most reasonable terms-that is, the terms of small profits for quick returns - and that they may firmly rely upon the thoroughly corresponding character of samples and supplies.-From the Court Journal, April 27, 1867.

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London:
T. CAUTLEY NEWBY, PUBLISHER,
30, WELBECK STREET, CAVENDISH SQUARE.

1870.

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PREFACE.

IF a painter undertake to depict in truthful colours a great battle-scene, he must produce on his canvas

that which cannot fail to be most distasteful to his

own spirit, as it progresses, step by step from the

first ideal in outline to the same filled in and com

pleted. The object of a conscientious man, in sending forth his subject to the world, is not to encourage a thirst for participation in such scenes, but rather to show the danger and the misery through the midst of which successful heroism wades its way to distinction, and to discourage, as far as may be, the repetition of such horrors.

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