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of Abolition Rule in Washington,” by Rose Green- | be sold to “ the trade” at the Leipsic Fair, which ochow. This is the lady, once confined in prison at curs at Easter and Michaelmas. No novel was pubWashington as a secessionist, who, on dit, has been lished in Edinburgh, in time for its being rapidly sent to London to take the place of Mr. Mason, the translated into German for the Easter Fair of Leipsic. Southern Commissioner, recalled by Mr. Jefferson But the book vendors there knew that Scott was writDavis.
ing “Tales of the Crusaders, and some of the printed WHITE OF SELBORNE.—One of the most delightful sheets of the first story, called “The Betrothed,” English books is Gilbert White's “ Natural History had been purloined from Ballantyne's printing office, of Selborne,” where he was born and where he sold to an agent for a German publisher, and handed lived and died, and officiated there for some time to some ready German scribe, who made of them a as curate. Though a clergyman, he declined all fabricated novel, called “ Walladmor,” scene also in church preferment, and lived on his income as a Wales, which was sold at Leipsic as Sir Walter Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford. The only sermon Scott's “new novel,” and, though a poor imitation, that he left behind him, written in 1748, at the age was much admired in Germany. A translation of of twenty-eight, and preached for the last time in this, published in London,' showed it to be very 1792, eight months before he died, has just been poor indeed. At present, when there is abundance printed, in London, in the “ Journal of Sacred Liter- of novelists who write in English, the Leipsic ature,” to which it was communicated by his grand- "trade” have no occasion to employ a literary hack nephew, the Rev. F. Gilbert White, of Barngill to commit the forgery of an entire book. There is House, Whitehaven, who, if we may judge from his enough, and more than enough, for them to approphotograph, as, glass in hand, he examines a flower, priate by translation. is a worthy descendant, in temper and pursuits, of BRAZIL.—Mons. Charles Expilly, author of “Le his ancestor of Selborne. The text is 1 John iv. 20, Brésil tel qu'il est,” was to publish in Paris, on the "If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, 3d of October “Les Femmes et les Meurs de Brésil." he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom How far he is qualified to discuss Brazilian women he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath and their manners or morals (for “les meurs” signot seen?" Surely, a fitting subject for him to preach nifies either or both) we are unable to say. on who, by his sunny nature and loving notes, has ANOTHER EDITION OF SHAKSPEARE.—A provincial taught so many that
publisher in England has issued a prospectus of a He prayeth well who loveth well
“Memorial Edition of Shakspeare," to be called the Both man, and bird, and beast; He prayeth best who luveth best
"Reference Shakspeare," a "self-interpretative" All things, both great and small;
edition, on the plan of the “Reference Bible.” The For tbe dear God who loveth us
editor is Mr. John B. Marsh, the author of “Sayings
from Shakspeare. Bishop BURNET.-—"The History of the Reformation GERMAN-AMERICAN Novel.-Julius Bacher, a Gerin England" is the most important of the numerous man novelist, announces a new tale to be called works written by Gilbert Burnet, Bishop of Salis- “ Ein Urtheilspruch Washingtons," and founded on bury during the reigns of William III. avd Anne. an incident in the War of Independence. This work, which extends to seven octavo volumes,
DIANITZKA.-This German writer's new romance has been printed exclusively at the Clarendon Press, is “ Rahel; or, Thirty Years of a Woman's Noble Oxford, and its latest editors were Dr. E. Nares in Life," of which Rahel Levin, the wife of Varnhagen 1829, and Dr. Routh in 1852. Neither of them would appear to have compared the printed with the Schlegels, Goethe, Richter, Bettina, Madame de
von Ense, is the heroine, and which is to introduce the written text; for Mr. Pocock, who is re-editing Staël, &c., to the reader. the work, verifying the documents given by Burnet, by careful collation with the originals, when.
The BOURSE AND ITS SPECULATORS.-Dr. Kingsley ever they are known to exist, has been able to writes an article under this title in “ The Reader, correct several thousand errors which have been as a general review of two recent French books; one perpetuated from the original publication to the by Eugène de Mirecourt, the other by A. Crampon. present time. As an instance, one letter of Bullin- These give a history of the French stock Exchange ger, as given by Burnet, is found to contain no less and those who operate or gamble in it. We learn than 400 divergences from the original-many only that the agents de change, equivalent to our brokers, changes of punctuation and the like, but others very purchase their office, and none can be admitted to important. The text of the history will appear the Bourse unless he be accepted by synodical exactly as the author left it; errors of date, which chamber and the Minister of Finance. The price are numerous, will be corrected in the margin, and paid for the office of agent de change has varied a large body of references to printed books and MSS. from $60,000 to $500,000 (the price in 1856), and is from which Burnet, without special acknowledg- now. $320,000. Speculation is so rife in France that ment, probably drew his information, will be added. a cargo of cotton has been sold fifty or sixty times Altogether, it is hoped that this edition will be a before the vessel in which it was freighted was seen not inconsiderable addition to the accurate knowl- on the offing of Havre. edge of this important period of English history. Wendell PHILLIPS.—The speeches, lectures, and
NOTES AND QUERIES. letters of Wendell Phillips have been republished CURRENT NOTES ON LIBRARIES AND LITERATURE. in England, where their racy style, intense earnest- It would be a truly curious study to trace the inness, and bold eloquence are attracting much atten- fluence which the attempts at suppression of books tion and winning general admiration.
have had upon their circulation. Literature, both GERMANIZED English Novels.-Specially trans- | ancient and modern, is full of illustrations of the lated, for sale at the Leipsic Fair, at the close of beneficial effects of persecution upon the spread of September, were Charles Lever's “Davenport Duun,” ideas. “To know what books are best worth readMiss Yonge's " Hopes and Fears ; or, Scenes from ing, look in the Index Expurgatorius," became at the Life of an Old Maid,” and three volumes of one time the" proverbial philosophy” of the scholars Mr. Spurgeon's Sermons. When the Waverley No- of Europe. Whatever was original in speculation, vels were in their career of rapid creation and great liberal in spirit, philanthropic and humane in purpopularity, it was usual to have them translated to pose, was pretty sure to be gibbeted in those relent
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less columns. When the United Provinces of Hol- l is not great, but the value to literature of such land became the common refuge of the exiles from works is very considerable. The world-famous letreligious persecution, it was the means of gathering ters of Sévigné, Walpole, Gray, and Cowper, are together such a community of scholars and sages, among these productions, as are also some of the that it gave rise to the remark, that “the excom- best works of Bacon, Milton, Hooker, and Cudworth. municated part of Europe seemed to be the most Some discussion has arisen among the grammarians enlightened.”
as to the true etymology of this word “posthumous." How many books have ever been printed ? is a Some derive it from postumus (the last), but this question which has frequently exercised the fails to account for the h, while the most numerous thoughts of the curious in literary statistics. The authorities get the word from post, after, and humus, following estimate of the number of printed books the ground, or humatus, buried. A very funny, very which exist, in all languages, is given in Peignot's apocryphal story is told of an Irish schoolmaster, “Manuel de Bibliophile," vol. i. pp. 3, 4, note. who was instructing some urchins in the rudiments (Published 1823.)
of “polite learning,” and coming to the word " postNumber of works issued from the invention of
humous," demanded the definition from a small printing (say 1150) to 1536,
42,000 boy at the foot of the class. The definition was not Number printed in the second century from inrention of printing-1536–1636,
forthcoming at the customary preliminary headNumber printed in the third century from inven
scratching, and the master, growing impatient, extion of printing-1636–1736,
1,225,000 claimed, “ Och, ye spalpeen, don't you know that the Number printed in the fourth century from invention of printing-1736-1822,
1,839,960 posthumous works of a man are the books he writes
afther he's dead ?” However absurd the Hibernicism 3,681,960
may seem, one can hardly help wishing that the The first century was obtained by diligent com- power of posthumous utterance did exist, in the putation from Maittaire, Panzer, and the other cata- case of many great writers whose fate it has been logues of early printed books, and publications of to die in the midst of their labors. The “lost the fifteenth century. Passing then to the last books” of Livy leave us scarcely more to regret century, and availing himself of all the literary than the unfinished ones of Macaulay. If the laand bibliographical journals, catalogues of book- borious bibliographer, David Clément, could reach sellers and of libraries, etc., he arrives at the figures us down from the “undiscovered country” the requoted, viz., 1,839,960. Using these two results as maining volumes of his “ Bibliothèque Curieuse !" a basis for computation of the two intermediate cen- Even Bacon's " Instauratio Magna” is but a splenturies, of which no more approximative estimate did fragment, and who will ever attempt to finish could be made, from defect of data to proceed upon, the “ History of Civilization” of Henry Thomas he calculates the product of each quarter century Buckle ? But no authentic “letters from the dead in progressive ratio, and obtains the result above to the living" have found a publisher-no voices recorded. Estimating each of these printed works from beyond the gates of the grave have been at an average of three volumes, the total product heard. Spite of all the pseudo-revelations of moof the printed literature of the globe, up to the year dern spiritualism, from Moses down to Dr. Chan1822, is about eleven millions of volumes of distinct ning, the books that men write “after they are works or editions. Our literary cipherer next cal- dead” will remain “sealed books" to the living. culates that the impression of each edition may
S. have averaged 300 copies, which would give, as the total of volumes issued from all the presses of the
OBITUARY. world, about 3,313,764,000. But it is further reck ARCHBISHOP WHATELY.-The death of Richard oned that two-thirds, at least, of this enormous Whately, D.D., is announced. An Englishman by mass have been destroyed by daily use, fire, accident, birth, he received his education at Oxford, and was or the merciless knife of the grocer or the trunk- a distinguished member of that University, and had maker, which, like the sword of Herod, daily devotes arrived at middle age with apparently no future to indiscriminate massacre so many innocents. before him, except being head of a college. He There remain, then, for the occupation of our leisure was an excellent scholar, it is true, and especially hours, in all the public and private libraries of the noted for his knowledge the exact sciences, but world, only 1,104,588,000 volumes.
he was a liberal in politics, and so latitudinarian (or These statistics, like so many other manipula- tolerant) in his religious views as to boast himself tions of figures which “cannot lie,” may be set the bosom friend of the Rev. Blanco White, after he down as more curious than valuable. Peignot, who had finally settled down into Unitarianism, having simply records the figures, without endorsing them, commenced as a Catholic priest in Spain. Thirty to considers the estimate exaggerated, the facts vague, thirty-five years ago, when the ultra-Tories were in and their verification impossible. Nevertheless, power in England, a clergyman with liberal politics when we consider some of the more striking ex- had very scanty chance of church preferment. It amples of literary fecundity on record, the figures, is true that Lord Lyndhurst, when Chancellor, rehowever enormons at first sight, do not seem too moved Sidney Smith from his Yorkshire living to a startling. The Germans already reckon up over much better benefice in Somersetshire, but this was 3,000 distinct works relating to Goethe alone, who because he was on very friendly terms with the died within thirty years. Peignot himself declares eccentric divine. After having been many long that more than 80,000 separate works on the history years out of office, the Whigs came into power late of France had appeared up to his day. How many in 1830, and the death of Dr. Magee, Archbishop of legions of volumes does the reader imagine will Dublin, and author of a very noble work on the appear on the subject of the American civil war, Atonement, soon placed in the hands of Earl Gray, during its progress, and after its conclusion? And the liberal Premier, one of the best pieces of Church hear the Evangelist—"there are also many other patronage. At the recommendation of Lord Brougthings which Jesus did, the which, if they should ham, it is said, Dr. Whately was selected to fill this be written every one, I suppose that even the world vacancy. He retained the office for thirty-two itself could not contain the books that should be years, and was a much more popular prelate than written."
his immediate predecessor, who was so haughty How large a share of the works of well-known that even his own clergymen disliked the man, while authors are posthumous ? Perhaps the proportion they could not help admiring his eminent talents
NOV. 2, 1863.' and great learning. Archbishop Whately, an avowed seeking widow. The great popularity of this story liberal, was very tolerant, carefully avoiding any induced Mrs. Trollope to continue it, taking the chance of quarrelling with clergymen of other heroine into Australia, and also into the United creeds. He took much interest in the Irish Na- States, but, as usually happens, the continuation tional Education system, which, indeed, he largely was a failure. Mrs. Trollope has resided in Italy helped to establish. In Parliament, where he was during the last ten or twelve years, and had acca"a Spiritual Lord,” on alternate years with the mulated a handsome fortune by her writings. Archbishop of Armagh, Dr. Whately rarely spoke, but his votes were always for liberal measures. As
PERIODICALS. a man of letters, he will not be largely recognized Harpers' Magazine. November. by posterity_his best works being a “Treatise on
Pictures of the Japanese (A. H. Guernsey).Logic,” and “An Essay to prove that no such Scenes in the War of 1812 (B. J. Lossing).-Joperson as Napoleon Bonaparte could ever have sephine Herbert (J. T. Trowbridge). --Off-Hand lived.” If this last had been original, it would Speaking (Samuel Osgood).-Cap and Bells (J. M. have given undying reputation to its author; but Legaré). —Commencement Week at Yale (Julius H. Horace Walpole's “ Historic Doubts on the Exist- Ward).-The Small House at Allington, continued. ence of Richard III.,” had already communicated Moral Utility of Children (Henry Giles).-In the the idea. Dr. Whately founded the chair of Poli- Ranks at Stone River (Eben Hannaford).-A Wotical Economy in the Irish University, more pro- man's. Waiting (Louise Chandler Moulton).-The perly known as Trinity College, Dublin. Some of Religious Life of the Negro Slave, continued (Charles his personal mannerisms have been caricatured in A. Raymond).-Half Way (Caroline Chesebro'):Charles Lever's “Charles O'Malley,” but the Arch- Maximilian of Austria (F. L. Sarmiento).—Tried bishop had the good sense to be amused with the and True (Anna M. Shirley).—My Friend Cracksatire, which, truth to say, was not very severe. thorpe (Chas. D. Gardett), etc. etc. New York: Of late years, Archbishop Whately went very little Harpers. into society, his health having long been enfeebled. The November number completes the Twenty
Seventh Volume of this most excellent magazine. Mrs. TROLLOPE.—A writer who founded her repu- For the promise of the succeeding volume we quote tation by writing a very satirical work on “ Ameri- the words of the publishers, who say "they have can Manners and Society,” has departed, at a very made ample arrangements to make it in no way advanced age. Mrs. Trollope is no more. Her inferior to those which have been issued. Mr. Anmaiden name was Milton, her father was an Eng-thony Trollope's novel, “The Small House at Allinglish clergyman, her husband an English barrister, ton,' is approaching its close. It will be succeeded and son of an English baronet. She has left two by a serial tale from a distinguished author. Mr. sons-one, Anthony Trollope, who holds a high Lossing will continue his papers upon the war of office in the English Post Office, is a distinguished 1812. They will embody a complete history of our novelist, and has also written some books of travel, second war for independence. The · Monthly Reamong which the last and most important describes cord of Current Events' will furnish a resumé of the his tour in the United States, since the commence- leading events in our present war for the Union. ment of the Civil War. The other son, Mr. J. Mr. J. Ross Browne will shortly commence his paAdolphus Trollope, is also a povelist, but of less pers upon our new mineral regions. A classified note than his brother. Their father died in 1835. index of all the articles and illustrations in the Mrs. Trollope was wholly unknown, not only to twenty-seven volumes, giving the names of the fame but to the world, until one fine morning, authors, will soon be issued.” nearly thirty years ago, when the opening article Atlantic Monthly. November. in the “Quarterly Review” was a notice, with co
The Spaniard and the Heretic.--Weariness; Popious extracts and a running commentary of edito- etry.-Mrs. Lewis, continued (Mrs. Thomas Hoprial satire, upon a forthcoming book which she had kinson).—The Formation of Glaciers (Professor written on “ Manners and Society in America." She had visited that country some time before, and Agassiz). Two Scenes from the Life of Blondel; having fixed on the then rising city of Cincinnati –The Brothers. The Sam. Adams Regiment, con
Poetry.—Night and Moonlight.-Andante; Poetry. as a dwelling-place, expended a good deal of money cluded (Richard Frothingham).–Wet Weather on erecting and stocking a building which she called Work (Donald G. Mitchell).—The French Struggle “ The Bazaar.” Unfortunately customers did not for Naval and Colonial Power.-Something Left Uncome in, and the lady returned to England in dis
done ; Poetry. - The Great Instrument.-The King's gust at her loss of time and capital, and proceeded Wine; Poetry.—Monograph from an Old Note-Book. to replenish her purse by writing a couple of vol. - Reviews, Literary Notices, etc. Boston: Ticknor umes of trenchant abuse of the country and the & Fields. people who had failed to appreciate her. The book was cleverly and sharply written. It contained
Christian Review. October. much that was exaggerated, many things that were
Dr. Bushnell's Arguments for Infant Baptism false, and many truths, however harshly or un
(Rev. Irah Chase, D. D.).—Law in Relation to Mirakindly put. At first, Americans winced under the cles (James M. Hoyt). -The Miltonic Deity (J. W. attack of their feminine foe, but this was only a Stearns).- Devotional Theology for Christian Pastemporary feeling, and very soon they gave her tors (Rev. Alvah Hovey, D.D.). Rochester: Benton credit for at least as much ability as ill-nature.
& Andrews. Thus, after the age of fifty, Frances Trollope became Church Monthly. October. author. During the following twenty years, her
The Historic Association of the Book of Common pen had little rest. She wrote novels, some books Prayer (Rev. Wm. S. Perry).—The Benevolence of of travel, and even a volume of indifferent poetry. Christ's Divinity (Rev. Geo. M. Randall, D. D.).— Her novels are readable, for the most part. “ The Unitarian Tendencies in Great Britain.—To the Bells Vicar of Wrexhill,” an attack on the “Evangelical” that Ring out our Victory; Poetry (Rev. N. H. clergy of the Anglican Church, created great excite- Chamberlain).-The Rev. Charles Chauncy, conment. Her best work, after her first, was a novel cluded (Rev. N. Hoppin, D. D.).—Charity for our called “The Widow Barnaby," in which were told Times.-Summer among the Sand-Hills (Rev. B. F. the adventures of a fortune-hunting and husband- De Costa).-Mrs. Sigourney's Later Poems (Mrs. A.
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L. Phelps).–St. Augustine's Antidote ; Poetry ; | Commentaries (Howard Crosby, D. D.).—Mark ii. Latin and English.-The Necessity of the Church 23, as compared with Matthew xii. 1, and Luke vi. (Rev. S. P. Parker, D. D.).—Conformity to the (Rev. C. C. Starbuck).—Draper's Intellectual World (Isaac F. Redfield, LL.D.).—Literary No- Development of Europe (Prof. Henry B. Smith, tices, etc. Boston: E. P. Dutton & Co.
D. D.). -The Chinese Classics (Prof. Russell D. Continental Monthly. November.
Hitchcock, D. D.).-Roger Bacon in the Light of The Defence and Evacuation of Winchester (Hon. New Documents (Prof. Emile Saisset).—Theological F. P. Stanton).—The Two Southern Mothers; Poetry and Literary Intelligence.-Criticisms on Books. (Isabella MacFarlane).-Diary of Frances Kralin- New York: J. M. Sherwood. ska.—November; Poetry.- The Assizes of Jerusa- Monthly Religious Magazine. October. lem (Prof. Andrew Ten Brook).—Letters to Prof. S. Summer Recreations (Rev. Rufus Ellis).-Rome F. B. Morse (Rev. Dr. Henry).—Buckle, Draper, in Hexameters (Rev. N. L. Frothingham).- Were and the Law of Human Development (Edward D. the Puritan Fathers Bigots and Fanatics ? (Rev. H. Freeland).-Treasure Trove; Poetry.—Matter and F. Harrington).-Conversations of the Soul with Spirit, by Lieut. E. Phelps; with Reply of Hon. F. the Lord (Francis Theremin).-A Memorial ; Poetry P. Stanton.—Extraterritoriality in China (Dr. Mac-(C. A. Mason).—The Requirement of the Lord (Rev. gowan).-Reason, Rhyme, and Rhythm (Mrs. Mar- Thomas T. Stone).—The Temple of God Within: tha W. Cook).—The Lions of Scotland (W. Francis Poetry. Heaven (C. A. Mason).—Editor's Random Williams).–We Two; Poetry (Clarence Butler).- Readings.- Notices of Books. Boston: L. C. Bowles. Patriotism and Provincialism (H. Clay Preuss):- New Englander. October. Literary Notices.-Editor's Table. New York: John
Cemeteries (Rev. A. D. Gridley).—The Sanction F. Trow.
of all Law, Divine (Hon. Edwin Wright).—Review Methodist Quarterly Review. October.
of Tennyson's "Two Voices" (Mrs. C. K. Corson).The Neo Christianity and its Lessons (Rev. F. H. Ecumenical Councils (Rev. Philip Schaff). -ArmeNewhall).-Alexandria and the Overland Route nian History (Rev. Wm. Clark).-Herbert Spencer (Rev. G. M. Steele).—The Impending Revolution in on Ultimate Religious Ideas (Rev. J. E. Barnes).Anglo-Saxon Theology ; Second Article (Rev. W.F. The Monroe Doctrine (Rev. Joshua Leavitt).-EdWarren).—The Author of Genesis (Rev. Enoch ward Irving (Rev. W. W. Andrews).-Notices of Pond, D.D.).—Simon Episcopius (from the Latin of New Books. New Haven: Wm. L. Kingsley. Stephen Curcellæus).–Martyrdom of Bewley (Rev. American Quarterly Church Review. October. Charles Elliott, D. D.).-Object Teaching, as Ap Stanley's Lectures and the Oriental Churches.plied to Primary Education (Virginia C. Phæbus). The Doctrine and Ratiopale of Sacraments.—Respon— The Moral Element in Man in its Bearing upon sibility of Belief.—The Anglican Church and Italian Natural Theology (Henry M. Harman).–Foreign Reform.-Papal Intermeddling.–The Rt. Rev. Jas. Religious and Literary Intelligence, etc. etc. New Hervey Otey, D.D., LL. D.- Notices of Books.York: Carlton & Porter.
Ecclesiastical Register. New York: N. S. RichardAmerican Presbyterian and Theological Review. Oc- son. tober.
Brownson's Quarterly Review. October. Presbyterianism : Its Affinities (Reverend Albert Catholics and the Anti-Draft Riots.- New EngBarnes).--The Sources of Crime (E.C. Wines, D.D.). land Brahmanism.–Visions and Revelation.-ReFalse Tendency and Radical Defect in Education turn of the Rebellious States.-Literary Notices and (Rev. J. R. Herrick).-American New Testament Criticisms. New York: Sadlier & Co.
satisfied, not only that every book-buyer of taste Principles of Political Economy, with their Applica- will appreciate the publishers' efforts to present
tions to Social Philosophy. By John Stuart Mill. him with a handsome edition, but that the pecuFrom the fifth London Edition. New York: D. niary result to the publishers will far exceed what Appleton & Co. pp. 616 and 601.
would have been derived from trashiness and flimThe author of “Rough Notes of the English siness. Book Trade," which appeared in our last number, As respects the merit of the work itself, it is adverted to the rather singular fact, that while the almost superfluous to say that Mr. Mill is regarded tendency in England now is to produce books in an as one of the foremost thinkers of the time. In inferior style, the direction on this side of the At- some respects he is an exception to the ordinary lantic is to an improvement in mechanical excel method in which the leading minds of England lence. His statement that the study of many of have been trained. He is not a University man. He our publishers has been to improve the quality of was educated at home under the eye of his father, the paper, the excellence of the type and press who had some fondness for historical studies, and work, and the general neatness of the externals, who was disciplined to habits of system and order is recalled to our mind and illustrated by the in the India House. Mr. Mill in early life showed work before us. Here are two handsome volumes remarkable strength and aptitude in intellectual which leave but little, if anything, to be desired in pursuits. In 1835, when about twenty-nine years the way of an appropriate getting-up. The paper of age, he became an editor of the “Westminster is of good weight, the typography is admirable, and Review," having previously edited “Bentham's Rathe general appearance of the page is such that it tionale of Judicial Evidence,”and contributed several requires a very critical examination to determine valuable papers to literary journals. His “System that the sheets are not English. It is a pleasure to of Logic" appeared in 1843. In the following year us to chronicle the appearance of such a highly credi- ! he published his “ Essays on some Unsettled Questable work, and we point to it as an instance of the tions of Political Economy," and in 1848 gave to manner in which publications, belonging to our the world his “ Principles of Political Economy." standard literature, should be produced. We are Of this work there have been numerous reprints
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and editions, the last edition, the fifth, having been | The Last Shilling; or, The Selfish Child. A story issued in 1862. An American republication of the founded on fact. By the Rev. Philip Bennett first edition appeared in Boston in 1848. The pre Power, M.A., author of the"I Wills of the Psalms," sent republication is from the English edition of the “I Wills of Christ," “ The Three Cripples,” last year, which received from the author a thorough “ The Two Brothers,” &c. 16mo. pp. 240. In revision with additional arguments and illustra which is included the story of the "Oiled Feations, bringing the facts down to date.
ther." New York: Robert Carter & Brothers. Whatever differences of opinion there may be Carter's Fireside Library, of which valuable series touching some of the views of Mr. Mill, he is on all this volume is one, embraces a choice collection of hands regarded as a writer of exceeding power. No well-selected religious literature. student of political economy will venture to overlook The Safe Compass, and How it Points. By the Rev. his writings upon that subject. Indeed, he is in that department, probably, the most eminent living
Richard Newton, D. D., author of “Rills from the English author. His style is remarkably perspicu
Fountain of Life," "The Best Things,” “Giants, oas, his ideas clear and distinct, and his mode of
and how to Fight them," &c. 12mo. pp. 318.
New York: Robert Carter & Brothers. dealing with the subject thoroughly indicative of a
The design of this book is to “aid those who are mastery of its extremest philosophical bearings and of its minutest practical details. In his transpa- right use of the compass God has given us.” It is
setting out on the great journey of life to make a rency of thought and diction, the singleness with which he presents his successive propositions, the an excellent work, and should be placed in all the pertinency of his illustrations, and the idiomatic Sunday-school libraries in the land. simplicity of his language, he reminds us of Black We have received the following works from the stone and Paley. His investigations, where they American Tract Society, Boston: necessarily assume a controversial aspect, are The Temperance Tales. With a prefatory sketch of marked by love of truth, candor, and fairness to their origin and history. By Lucius M. Sargent. those who differ from him. The political economists A new edition. Vol. II. 16mo. pp. 285. are quite as famous as the theologians for disputa The stories of this volume, like those of the pretiousness, but that is no reason why the odium theo- ceding one, present all the horrors attendant on the logicum should find its counterpart in an odium indulgence in intemperate habits. economie. As a partial illustration of what we have said, we may mention that while Mr. J. R. McCul- The Fanfan Stories. By Mrs. F. J. Burge Smith. loch, in his article on Political Economy in the last
16mo. pp. 320. With illustrations. edition of the “Encyclopædia Britannica,"discussing
Ten stories intended for the instruction and ensome views expressed by our townsman, Dr. Henry tertainment of children between the ages of ten and , C. Carey, speaks of him as “an American, the au
fourteen. thor of a great many crude and indigested econo The following works were received from the Presmical works,” Mr. Mill, on the other hand, in byterian Board of Publication, Philadelphia :these volumes, though expressing a dissent from Comfort for Afflicted Youth, in Letters from a Father some of Dr. Carey's opinions, nevertheless frankly
to his Children. 16mo. pp. 36. compliments him as “ a political economist of repatation.” But it is unnecessary to dwell further Little Annie's First Bible Lessons. By Nellie Graon the characteristics of a writer so well known. ham, author of "The Telescope,” &c. 16mo. pp. We trust the reception of this work may be suffi 175. ciently encouraging to induce the publishers to give This work is one of the admirable " Series for us in the same style, as companion volumes to Youth,” published by the Presbyterian Board of these, the “Logic," by the same author, of which, Publication, Philadelphia. These books are beauFe believe, there has been no American republica- tifully gotten up, with good paper and tasteful tion since 1846, although more recent editions of binding. that work appeared in England in 1850 and 1856.
The following juvenile works are from the press
of Messrs. Carlton & Porter, New York. RELIGIOUS Seed Thoughts: A Hand-Book of Doctrine and De- Ernest Richmond and his Little Mother. By Mary votion. Designed for class-leaders, Bible-class
Grace Halpine. Five illustrations. 16mo. pp.
296. and Sabbath-school teachers, for young preachers, and for private devotion. By George C. Robinson. Walter and the Prize ; and other Stories. Two illus12mo. pp. 172. New York : Carlton & Porter. trations. 16mo. pp. 153.
The object of this book, as its title implies, is to The Little Brown Jug; or, The Power of Prayer. serve as a hand-book to class-leaders, and also to By Mrs. C. M. Edwards. Four illustrations. 16mo. be used in the Bible-class and in Sunday-schools. This work comprises Scripture precepts, Scripture Fanny Floyd: or, One Day at School. By Rena Ray. examples, hymns and tunes, together with selections
Three illustrations. 16mo. pp. 134. from ancient and modern religious literature. The whole is alphabetically arranged under the leading The Children at Old Parke, and their Neighbors : A topics of Doctrine and Experience.
Story for all Seasons. Four illustrations. 16mo. Man's Gift to God: A Discourse. By Rev. Adolphe
Monod. Translated from the French by a Lady. Rumford Rosey: or, What it cost to Disobey a Mother. 16mo. pp. 43. Paper. New York: Carlton & By Rena Ray. Three illustrations. 16mo. pp. 134. Porter.
Notes on the Epistles of Paul the Apostle to the GalaThis little work is deserving of an extended cir
tians and Ephesians. By Joseph Longking, late culation among all classes of Christians,
Sunday-school superintendent. 16mo. pp. 284. The Christian's Pocket Companion. Being one hun With index. New York: Carlton & Porter.
dred select portions of Scripture, with suitable The design of this work, which seems to be well hymns; to which is added directions for self-ex- carried out, is to aid the Sunday-school teacher in amination. 32mo. pp. 68. New York: Robert the study of that portion of the Sacred Text of which Carter & Brothers.
this volume treats.