Messrs. Roberts Brothers' Publications.
LIVES OF EXEMPLARY WOMEN
Messrs. Roberts' Bros. are publishing a series of Lives of Exemplary Women, uniform in size and price. The first volume is
MEMOIRS AND CORRESPONDENCE OF MADAME RECAMIER. Translated from the French and edited by Miss Luyster. With a fine portrait of Madame Récamier. Sixth edition. One handsome 12mo volume. Price $2.00.
The second volume is
LIFE AND LETTERS OF MADAME SWETCHINE. By Count de Falloux. Translated by Miss Preston. Fourth edition. In one volume. 12mo. Price $2.00.
"The social influence both women exercised was good, but when we compare the two, Madame Recamier's sinks to a much lower level. She (Madame R.) was gentle and kind, ready to sacrifice herself to any extent to advance the material influence of her friends, but she was essentially a worldly woman; whereas Madame Swetchine was 'in the world but not of it' She exerted an immense spiritual as well as intellectual influence on all who approached her, and raised her friends to her own level. Madame Recamier made her associates pleased with themselves, whilst Madame Swetchine taught hers to forget themselves.
"As a biography, the life of Madame Swetchine is more satisfactory and much better written; that of Madame Recamier is fuller of personal anecdote respecting distinguished persons, and as a book of reference is more valuable. We frequently meet the same people in each, and in this respect they serve to illustrate and explain each other."—Provident Journal.
The third volume is
THE FRIENDSHIPS OF WOMEN. By Rev. W. K. Alger. Fourth edition. One volume, 12mo. Price $2.00.
The fourth volume is
SAINT BEUVE'S PORTRAITS OF CELEBRATED
MADAME DE SEVIGNE.MADAME DE DURAS.
MADAME DE LA FAYETTE.MADAME DE REMUSAT.
MADAME DE SOUZA.MADAME DE KRUDENER.
MADAME ROLAND.MADAME GUIZOT.
MADAME DE STAEL.
To match "Madame Récamier," "Madame Swetchine," and "The Friendships of Women." In one volume, 12mo. Price $2.00.
Mailed, post-paid, to any address, on receipt of the price, by the Publishers.