The English Sportsman in the Western Prairies

Hurst & Blackett, 1861 - 431 σελίδες

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Σελίδα 366 - Mr. Atkinson availed himself of the privilege. Our extracts will have served to illustrate the originality and variety of Mr. Atkinson's observations and adventures during his protracted wanderings of nearly forty thousand miles. Mr. Atkinson's pencil was never idle, and he has certainly brought home with him the forms, and colours, and other characteristics of a most extraordinary diversity of groups and scenes.
Σελίδα 366 - Perhaps no English artist was ever before admitted into this enchanted land of history, or provided with the talisman and amulet of a general passport; and well has Mr.
Σελίδα 366 - ... taste is gratified by chronicles of sport, the lover of adventure will find a number of .perils and escapes to hang over, and the lover of a frank good-humoured way of speech will find the book a pleasant one in every page.
Σελίδα 366 - ... over, and the lover of a frank good.humoured way of speech will find the book a pleasant one in every page. Seven years of wandering, thirty-nine thousand five hundred miles of moving to and fro in a wild and almost unknown country, should yield a book worth reading, and they do."— Examiner.
Σελίδα 367 - Ngami was reached by a route that had been deemed impracticable, but which proves to be the shortest and the best. The work contains much scientific and accurate information...
Σελίδα 369 - ... its members, are all given at full length. The fact of the work being under the supervision of Sir Bernard Burke, and endorsed by his authority, gives it another recommendation to the public favour."— Sun " This is, indeed, a splendid book.
Σελίδα 359 - Ward, written in the absence of all restraint, necessarily possess a high interest even for the lightest and most careless reader ; whilst, in an historical sense, as an authentic source from which future historians will be enabled to form their estimate of the characters of the leading men who flourished in the reign of the last George, they must be regarded as possessing an almost inestimable value. The more reserved communications, too, of such men as Lord...
Σελίδα 366 - Many a fireside will rejoice in the determination which converted the artist into an author. Mr. Atkinson is a thorough Englishman, brave and accomplished, a lover of adventure and sport of every kind. He knows enough of mineralogy, geology, and botany to impart a scientific interest to his descriptions and drawings j possessing a keen sense of humour, he tells many a racy story.
Σελίδα 363 - THE PEERAGE" Volume, with the arms beautifully engraved, handsomely bound with gilt edges, price 31s. 6d. The desire very generally manifested for a republication of this volume has .dictated the present entire revision of its contents. The Armorial Bearings prefixed to the History of each Noble Family, render the work complete in itself and uniform with the Volume of THE PEERAGE, which it is intended to accompany and illustrate. The object of the whole Work, in its two distinct yet combined characters,...

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