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NOTICES OF LORD MAHON'S HISTORY.
Mr. Macaulay's Opinion. “Lord Mahon has undoubtedly some of the most valuable qualities of a historian-great diligerce in examining authorities, great judgment in weighing testimony, and great impartiality in estimating characters."
Quarterly Review. “Lord Mahon has shown throughout, excellent skill in combining, as well as contrasting, the various elements of interest which his materials afforded; he has continued to draw his historical portraits with the same firm and easy hand; and no one can lay down the book without feeling that he has been under the guidance of a singularly clear, high-principled, and humane mind; one uniting a very searching shrewdness with a pure and unaffected charity. He has shown eqnal courage, judgment, and taste, in availing himseif of riinute details, so as to give his narrative the nicturesqueness of a memoir, witho!!t sacrificing one jot of the real digniiy of history...... His History is weii calculated to temper the political judgment. It is one great lesson of modesty, forbearance, and charity."
Edinburgh Review. “ It was with no small satisfaction that we saw a history of this period announced from the pen of Lord Mahon, nor have we been disappointed in our expectations. His narrative is minute and circumstantial, without being tedious. His History of the Rebellion in particular is clear, distinct, and entertaining. In his judgment of persons he is on the whole fair, candid, and discriminating.”
English Review. “Lord Mahon's work will supply a desideratum which has long been felt-a really good history of the last 150 years. It is written with an ease of style, a command of the subject, and a comprehensiveness of view, which evince the possession of high qualifications for the great task which the noble author has proposed to hinself. Lord Mahon avails himself extensively of the correspondence and private diaries of the times, which gives unusual interest and life to the narrative. ..... The authorities quoted for Spanish or French details are always the original; and we can hardly remember a reference of his Lordship’s on any subject which is not to the best testimony known or accessible.”
Sismondi-Histoire des Français. "Sur le Prince Charles Edouard, en 1745-nous renvoyons uniquement à l'admirable récit de cette expédition dans l'Histoire de Lord Mahon. Toutes les relations y sont comparées et jugées avec une saine critique, et le récit presente le vif intérêt d'un roman.
Professor Smyth--University of Cambridge. " I may recommend to others, what I have just had so much pleasure in reading inyself, the History lately published by Lord Mahon. All that need now be known of the era from the Peace of Utrecht to that of Aix-la-Chapelle, will be there found.”
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