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To my thinking there is no more agreeable biography in the language than the life of Mrs. Elizabeth Carter by her nephew, the Rev. Montagu Pennington. It is an oldfashioned book, long since out of print, and not likely, on account of its supernumerary second volume, to be reprinted. But the delightfulness of the life itself, and the naïve, affectionate spirit of the biographer, whose pride in his subject crops up in every page, makes it a book to be joyfully hailed whenever found on a book-stall, and to be lent to all our acquaintances, young and old, learned and simple, ever after.