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YESTERDAYS WITH AUTHORS.
BY JAMES THOMAS FIELDS.
CONTENTS: INTRODUCTORY. - THACKERAY. - HAWTHORNE. - DICK.
ENS. -- WORDSWORTH. - MISS MITFORD. - BARRY CORNWALL.
"Mr. Fields has certainly met with signal success in the composition of an entertaining volume. It offers a rare charm to the lovers of literary anecdote, a class which probably includes the whole of its readers, - and in many considerable portions possesses an interest no less enticing than the naive recitals of Boswell or the pleasant recollections of Crabb Robinson." - New York Tribune.
“The world owes Mr. Fields many thanks for his ‘Yesterdays with Authors,' -a volume full of reminiscences, anecdotes, and letters of some of the writers whom Mr. Fields has known. Thackeray, Hawthorne, Dickens, and Miss Mit. ford are the chief personages described, and what is said of them all is fresh and interesting: The paper on Wordsworth gives some of his traits as distinctly as any description we have ever seen, and the whole book is good." - Spring field Republican. -"This work is far better than Crabb Robinson's delightful book, the fault of which was that, being chiefly a Diary, it only gave glimpses of eminent people ; whereas Mr. Fields gives portraits, not elaborated, but spirited, graceful, and undeniably accurate. Much of what he tells us is the result of personal knowl. edge and observation, and for the rest he has allowed the subjects of his remi. niscences to speak for themselves in their many letters. This is particularly the case with Dickens, from whom there is a double set of epistles, one to Mr. Fields and the other to the late Professor Felton, -and in that of Miss Mitford, whose correspondence is equal in spirit and easy grace to that of Lady Mary Montagu or Madame de Sévigné." - Philadelphia Press.
“The volume is full of interest to the lovers of those great authors. - New York World,
JAMES R. OSGOOD CO., Publishers, Boston.