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AND ADVENTURES IN TEXAS.
Wherein is contained a full Account of his Journey from Tennessee to the Red River and Natchitoches, and thence across Texas to San Antonio, including his many hair-breadth escapes;
TOPOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL VIEW OF TEXAS, WRITTEN BY HIMSELF.
"There is more fun, wit, apt description, romantic adventures, pathos, and real instruction within the boards of this duodecimo, of about a hundred and fifty pages, than is to be gathered from the cream of many goodly octavos of high pretensions. We, therefore, must regard the work in its most general and attractive character: viz., as one of the most amusing pieces of autobiography that is anywhere to be met with. Oliver Goldsmith would not have been disgraced by some of these touches."-London Monthly Review.
MISS LESLIE'S COOKERY.
DIRECTIONS FOR COOKING, IN ALL ITS BRANCHES.
NEW EDITION, MUCH ENLARGED
BY MISS LESLIE,
Author of "SEVENTY-FIVE RECEIPTS."
"This is the most complete manual of cookery which has yet been published. It contains a large number of receipts, many of them original, in all the branches of the culinary art, set forth with a simplicity and plainness that must prevent all difficulty or misunderstanding. All the processes of preparing meats, vegetables, and pastry; all the mysteries of cakes and confectionary; all the secrets of the dishes which have a thousand times delighted our palate and puzzled our brain, are here laid open to every one who chooses to pry into them; and every housewife who is furnished with this key may provide her table with a variety of delicacies which heretofore have been thought inaccessible, but through the skill of professed cooks.”— Saturday News.
"And this real housewife book, which ought to hold a middle place between the parlour and the kitchen, is the work of Miss Leslie, who, delightful person, has so often enriched the elegant literature of our country.
"This volume contains the art of cooking, preparing, and carving the whole list of eatables from the egg to the apple. The book is a perfect Vade Mecum for the housekeeper, and we should think would be in demand for the soundness of its culinary doctrine, and the simplicity of its precepts."U. S. Gazette.
"Miss Leslie has presented an excellent work to American housewives. Nothing has been incorporated but what will, by the generality of tastes, be considered good of its kind. The various matters are also arranged under distinct heads, forming a ready manual to turn to on all occasions."-Saturday News.
Every parent should insist on his daughter being able to quote page and line from Miss Leslie's book. On the 288th page there is a receipt that would claim the gratitude of every Yankee; it is for making a pumpkin pie, by her styled pudding. What thoughts would that awaken! Thanksgiving day and all the charities of life are bundled up in it. The literature and science of cookery open a new path to fame that can never be broken up or destroyed. We repeat that it should be a mother's duty to make it a daughter's study."-Saturday Morning News.
WITH NEARLY ONE HUNDRED HUMOROUS ILLUSTRATIONS.
It would be difficult to find in the language a volume containing a greater amount of drollery, or one better calculated to drive away the blue devils. Let all hypochondriacs throw away their physic, and in lieu of it take a dose of TOM HOOD, and the cure is certain.
LARDNER ON STEAM.
FAMILIARLY EXPLAINED AND ILLUSTRATED.
WITH AN HISTORICAL SKETCH OF ITS INVENTION AND PROGRESSIVE IMPROVEMENTS: ITS APPLICATION TO NAVIGATION
MATHEMATICS FOR PRACTICAL MEN;
OF PRINCIPLES, THEOREMS, RULES AND TABLES, IN VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS OF
PURE AND MIXED MATHEMATICS, With their applications; especially to the pursuits of Surveyors, Architects, Mechanics, and Civil Engineers.
WITH NUMEROUS ENGRAVINGS.
BY OLINTHUS GREGORY, LL.D., F.R.A.S.
SECOND EDITION, CORRECTED AND IMPROVED.
In One Volume, 8vo.
"Only let men awake, and fix their eyes, one while on the nature of things, another while on the application of them to the use and service of mankind."-Lord Bacon.
Extract of a Letter from WALTER R. JOHNSON, Professor of Mechanics and Natural Philosophy in the Franklin Institute.
"This treatise is intended and admirably calculated to supply the deficiency in the means of mathematical instruction to those who have neither time nor inclination to peruse numerous abstract treatises in the same deparments. It has, besides the claims of a good elementary manual, the merit of embracing several of the most interesting and important depart ments of Mechanics, applying to these the rules and principles embraced in the earlier sections of the work.
"Questions in Statics, Dynamics, Hydrostatics, Hydro-dynamics, &c. are treated with a clearness and precision which must increase the powers of the student over his own intellectual resources by the methodical habits which a perusal of such works cannot fail to impart.
"With respect to Engineering, and the various incidents of that important profession, much valuable matter is contained in this volume; and the results of many laborious series of experiments are presented with conciseness and accuracy."
"Not inferior to any of Captain Marryat's previous works, Peter Simple alone excepted. It is grotesque and humorous from beginning to end."
"This work is in a completely new style; and full of character and spirit it is. The dash of historic character gives great effect to the wild and animated narrative."-Literary Gazette.
"The Captain, whether on sea or on shore, is equally in his element. His dog and his Dutchman are amiable counterparts of each other; the dog being a Dutchman on four legs, and the Dutchman a dog on two."-New Monthly.