A Versailles Christmas-Tide eBook

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SATURDAY REVIEW.—­“In saying therefore that Mr. Boyd’s illustrations—­there is a full page drawing for each verse—­are not only worthy of the poem, but actually emphasise and define its merits, we give the book the highest possible praise.  It is a volume which should be added to the library of every collector.”

SPECTATOR.—­“These illustrations to Mr. Stevenson’s Scots poem are distinctly clever, especially in their characterisation of the various attendants at the village kirk.”

SPEAKER.—­“The book presents very vividly some of the aspects (both humorous and pathetic) of a Scottish rural lowland parish, and will doubtless touch a chord in the heart of Scotsmen throughout the world.”

OUTLOOK.—­“Many of Mr. Stevenson’s admirers the world over have long desired that such a classic poem should be faithfully and adequately illustrated, and they will give a hearty welcome to this most handsome quarto.”

SCOTSMAN.—­“One way and another the book is wholly delightful.”

GLASGOW EVENING NEWS.—­“Mr. Boyd’s contributions to a volume which ought to be popular with Scots in every part of the world, are full of pawky humour, and their realism is so pronounced that we seem to have known the models in the life.”

DUNDEE ADVERTISER.—­“This is a volume to be treasured alike for the sake of the poet, of the artist, and of that form of Scottish life which is rapidly disappearing before the march of progress.”

ARBROATH HERALD.—­“Mr. Boyd has represented these pictures in line sketches, which are characterised at once by the strength and confidence of a masterful draughtsman and the insight of a keen observer of character, who has long been familiar with the types presented in Stevenson’s poem.”

GOOD WORDS.—­“Mr. Boyd has portrayed, with here and there a happy trait of grace or humour beyond the wording of the text, the very scene and people.  Each of the illustrations has a charm and freshness of its own.”

ART JOURNAL.—­“Mr. Boyd’s knowledge of Lothian peasants and their manners is as complete as Stevenson’s.  His drawings place in pictorial view the poet’s thoughts, while they greatly enhance the descriptions by emphasising what the writer rightly left vague.”



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