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this eminent divine seems to have renewed his autumn sunset, and the surrounding mountains youth ; seldom is age attended with such hale con- glowed with the hues of gorgeous and variegated ditions and mental fresliness and freedom. They foliage, I thought it would be difficult to find, in New take a very narrow view Dr. Dewey's claims to England at least, a spot better fitted to inspire and honor as an American author, who rank him ex- content a poetical mind. It was pleasant to conclusively among the literary representatives of trast the days of comparative privation and obscurity liberal Christianity; his writings have a far broader which, with brave frugality, Hawthorne passed in scope than as expositions of Unitarian theology. this modest and secluded dwelling, with the fame Their great significance is ethical and æsthetic. Dr. and the competence wh ha since crowned his Dewey is a man of profound moral sensibility and patient and graceful career. It was after removing strong philosophical tendencies. To him the mys- from here that the “Scarlet Letter,” and the “House tery and the mission of human life have ever been of the Seven Gables,” widened and fixed the repufull of teaching, of beauty, of deep emotion, and vast tation of New England's choicest and most original possibilities; he has looked upon and interpreted writer of fiction. The “ Twice Told Tales," and them from a much higher point than sectarianism, “The Mosses from an Old Manse,” were then better and through a much broader vista than the loop- known and more justly appreciated, and Hawthorne hole of a creed. By earnest sympathy with the won the reward of his long probation. I had just aspirations, the privations, and the holy capabili- been reading “Our Old Home” when I thus looked ties of humanity, he has sought to kindle faith upon his; and it was with almost a personal selfand love in his fellow creatures with high reason- gratulation that I realized the national renown of one ing and sincere eloquence. There are often a pathos whose earliest experiments in authorship I had and a vital beauty in his words that convey them watched with peculiar interest, and whose later triinto the depths of the heart. None, of whatever umphs seemed so legitimate a result of their authenreligious belief, can read his “ Discourses on tic promise and prophecy; like the mellow spreading Human Life," on the “Relations of Commerce to light of that golden October evening, seemed the Society," and the “Influence of Christianity,” growth of Hawthorne's fame ; from the delicate and without finding therein solace and counsel of pre- deep pathos of the “Gentle Boy” to the genial hucious interest. The course of Lectures he de- mor of “ Civic Banquets,” it was easy to trace the livered before the Lowell Institute would form an same acute yet poetical mind, the same chaste and admirable volume of practical and philosophical charming style. value, and are highly creditable to our national In the pleasant village of Great Barrington, with ethical literature. Another more purely æsthetic its broad and elm-shadowed street and picturesque and of greater variety could be easily compiled from mountain ramparts, lives John Milton Mackie, his public addresses and contributions to periodical whose gifted wife is a native of the place. While literature; of these several have remained impress- occupied as an educator in Brown University, Mr. ed upon our memory as rare and beautiful expo- Mackie published an excellent memoir of Leibnitz; sitions of subjects near and dear to every scholar, on returning from his first visit to Europe, his thinker, and humanitarian; as, for instance, his “Cosas d'Espana,” among the most vivacious and oration before the Phi Beta Kappa Society of Har- picturesque books about Spain to be found in our vard College, his articles in Goodrich's once famous vernacular, appeared in New York; and immediAnnual, “ The Token,” and his article on “ Erro- ately made the author a favorite with all capable of neous Views of Death," and on several public ques- appreciating refined touches of description and a tions, His “Old and New World,” published by charming animated style, based on intelligent and the Harpers, after his first visit to Europe, is one of genial observation. Alike in these traits, though the most individual, thoughtful, and interesting so different in subject, are his lively, graphic records of foreign travel which has emanated from sketches of the Virginia Springs, which were puban American. A handsome octavo edition of his lished in “ Putnam's Magazine." His life of Schmay! Discourses was published many years ago in Edin- and other casual productions, were also seasonable burgh; and there are three volumes of the same in and pleasant contributions to current literature. the home market; but many of his purely literary Mr. Mackie has travelled and read extensively; and philosophical Essays remain uncollected, and and his zest for quiet adventure, his eye for scenery, richly deserve a perinanent place in our libraries. and his insight as to manners, expression, art, and Dr. Dewey's interest in the moral questions and nature, are individual, fresh, and true; he is, theresocial prospects of the hour is deep and active., fore, a delightful cicerone, just the companion and The present war has called forth many utterances reporter we should like, amid new and interesting of wisdom and of patriotic cheer from his lips and scenes. He has lately prepared a most relishing pen: last winter an interesting account of a visit to and suggestive, as well as satisfactory series of the army of the Union by him appeared in the form sketches of a trip, or rather several trips, from his of a letter to the editors of the " Evening Post.” native place on Cape Cod to the Southern States The object of this visit was to see his only son, who and the West India Islands ; and the reading pubhad joined a Massachusetts regiment, and who, lic may confidently anticipate a treat when this having faithfully served, has recently returned un- genial and authentic photographic album of Atlanscathed to his home.
tic and Tropical travel is opened to their view. There is a little red house, on a slope near the No one can frequent the town of Pittsfield, which head of Stockbridge Lake, where Nathaniel Haw is the mart, if not the metropolis of Berkshire, withthorne dwelt during his novitiate as an author. It out recognizing much in the adjacent scenery, and is an humble little domicile, with a few acres of somewhat in the life and manners, the domestic not very fertile land attached to it; but it com- architecture, the trees, hills, and habits, which remands a beautiful mountain landscape, and a fine call the most finished local pictures in "Elsie Venclump of fir-trees shade its approach. If we mis- ner.” The Medical College and its associations, take not, that delectable book for children, called and a young ladies' school of some celebrity, con
Tanglewood Tales,” was written at this Lenox firm the same impression. One can trace many of home, and much of its detail seems drawn from the the picturesque and a few of the social traits of that woods and life around. As I looked upon the little weird story to these surroundings of the author's old farm-house, the other evening, when lake and former country home; for a handsome mansion in the woods reflected the soft radiance of a brilliant vicinity is still known as “Dr. Holmes' place,”
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though he is now established on “the hub of the terest and value of her works. Moreover, their universe.” The Boston Professor did not live for pure tone, and domestic grace, and gentle counsel, years in Berkshire without noting the scene and and primitive character, and feminine sentiment, life around with acuteness and sympathy—the trees commend them to unperverted minds. Some of the and trading, the rural gatherings, the snakes and traits and customs they portray are already tradi. deacons, the old maids and the young ones, au- tional; the railway has assimilated the manners of tumn's radiant dyes, and spring's budding charms, town and country; what is characteristic of the latter and winter's pale monotony-nature and character is rapidly fading away; and to read “Hope Leslie" as manifest in rural scenes and life; all were or " Redwood” on a calm summer day, among the watched with zealous and keen eyes, by the vigi- hills of Berkshire, is like revisiting the scenes of lant autocrat, to be melodiously embalmed in ring- our early social history and domestic traditions ; ing rhymes, or to scintillate in humorous spar- in this authentic retrospective interest there is a kles of vivacious prose, or enrich some descriptive peculiar charm. We remember lighting upon a repassage with graphic aptitude. Not far from his view in one of the British Quarterlies at the Engold residence lives Herman Melville, author of lish library, in Florence, of one of Miss Sedgewick's “ Typee,” “Omoo,” “Moby Dick," and other adven- novels, in which copious extracts were given; and turous narratives, which have more of the genuine in that distant land, away from every association of Robinson Crusoe spell about them than any Ameri- home, her quiet and true pictures of country life can writings. The first and second were entirely come home to us with endearing and impressive new subjects, treated with a mingled simplicity truth. Miss Sedgewick, after a life of singular and spirit that at once made the author's name a usefulness, beloved and honored by all, in the midst household and a shipboard word ; the last, for curi- of kindred who cherish her, and friends who delight ous and eloquent descriptions and details about in her society, here enjoys the tranquil pleasures of the whale and whale fishing, rivals Michelet's bril- her beautiful home-a benign instance of the liant and copious brochures on the sea, woman, and union of literary reputation with womanly dignity other generic themes; but Melville is more scien- and of public usefulness with domestic virtue. tific as to his facts, and more inventive as to his Like Mary Russell Mitford, Jane Austen, Amelia fiction. “Moby Dick,” indeed, has the rare fault Opie, Maria Edgeworth, and so many other gifted of redundant power; the story is wild and wonder- and loved women of England, her example hallows, ful enough without being interwoven with such a and her presence endears a rural scene-makes its thorough, scientific, and economical treatise on the hospitality more inspiring, its beauty more gracious, whale ; it is a fine contribution to natural history and its memory more picturesque and congenial. and to political economy, united to an original and
T. powerful romance of the sea. Melville has written Lenox, Berkshire County, Mass. other and more casual things, indicative of great
October, 1863. versatility; witness his “Life of Israel Potten,” and Dr. O. W. HOLMES strongly presented the case his remarkable sketch of a Wall Street scrivener in against the literary and public men of Great Bri“Putnam's Monthly." Impaired health induced tain, last evening. He arraigned Lord Brougham, him to retire to this beautiful region, and in the Dickens, Tennyson, the English Church, the London care of his fruits and flowers, and the repose of do- “ Times,” and “ Punch,” for their silence during mestic life, he seems to have forsworn the ambition the present contest, or expressions of open hostility of authorship, but we trust only for a time.
to this country. His comments upon the falsity to The beautiful village of Stockbridge is identified former professed principles, frivolity, and mental with the name of Sedgewick. As one looks down complicity with slavery, of some of the distinupon the umbrageous valley, kindled at this season guished Englishmen whose names are household with the flame-like scarlet maples and graceful words on both sides of the Atlantic, exposed, in a golden elms, the thought of that gifted and beloved masterly manner, the remarkable effect of national family occurs at once to the mind as the natural selfishness and ingratitude upon men of culture and association of the scene. Beside the spacious, refinement, whose instincts and education should leafy village street, half hid in shrubbery, is the have made them superior to the influences swaying Sedgewick dwelling. In the beautiful rural ceme- the masses of the nation to which they belong. tery, white with monuments and green with fir- Dr. Holmes' lecture was resplendent with brilliant trees, is their family sepulchre; in the centre the points, guiding and directing the audience to some venerable progenitor of patriotic and revolutionary wise and generous purpose of self-restraint, indivifame, and around his mound the graves of his de- dual independence, or personal development.--Bosscendants—men of talent and probity, lovers of ton Evening Transcript, Nov. 4. their country and of letters, and women of faith S. Austin ALLIBONE, LL. D.—This indefatigable and culture. Among the latest laid there are Theo- laborer in the vineyard of literature, whose vast dore Sedgewick, the able lawyer and political writer “Dictionary of Authors” has laid the whole fraternity and champion of freedom, who died in his prime, under everlasting obligations to him, has, we learn, and a nephew who fell in battle for his country a paid a flying visit to New York lately, where he has year ago. Between her kindred at Stockbridge and been warmly greeted by the authors of Gotham, who Lenox, Catharine Sedgewick lives ; the latter place were surprised to find Dr. Allibone so young lookhas been long her home, but the past summer she ing, vigorous, and vivacious, despite his years of has dwelt in the old home at Stockbridge, while sedentary toil. One of the last of his many acts of her winters are passed in Boston with a favorite kindness in the cause of literature, is the preparaniece. Seldom has the name of a lady been so tion of a copious and admirably arranged "Index delightfully associated with a scene of rural beauty to the Life and Letters of Irving," the fourth and and prosperity as is Miss Sedgewick's with the whole last volume of which is about to appear.- Boston valley of the Housatonic. She wrote of New Eng. Evening Transcript, Nov. 5. land when literature was in its infancy among us. Her tales and novels now read tamely compared NOTES ON BOOKS AND BOOKSELLERS. with the brilliant and intense school that has arisen The EnglisI EDITION OF THE LIFE AND LETTERS OP since they appeared. But so faithfully has she de- WASHINGTON Irving.–By an arrangement with the picted the scenery and manners of New England, publisher, George P. Putnam, Richard Bentley, of that this local fidelity alone will conserve the in- London, was furnished with the advance sheets of
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each volume of the “Life of Irving,” by his nephew, I instance, that one of our publishers had reprinted as they successively appeared. One would suppose the beautiful Memoir of Christopher North by his that this fact alone would have prevented Mr. daughter, Mrs. Gordon, and inserted in the body of Bentley from meddling with the text; and have the book eighty-one pages, purporting to be the led him to consider it a point of honor, even of history of a “second attachment” and rejection of bookseller's honor, to reprint the work precisely as John Wilson, with sundry gossiping details thereof, it was confided to his hands. Instead of this only the idea being to add piquancy and profit to the decent and reputable course, we find that the third reprint-what a scoring Blackwood” and the volume of a Biography which has peculiar claims “Quarterly Review” would have given the Yankee upon respect and affection both in England and publisher and public, and how justly indignant America, as republished in the former country has would have been Wilson's friends and family! But been interpolated on page 314, and two new chapters not a word of remonstrance or reproof has been inserted (xxiii. and xxiv.), eighty-one pages in all, uttered by the British press for this gross violation without the slightest reasonable excuse, and in of all that is honorable, just, and decent in literary defiance of all the requirements of ordinary courtesy, and social ethics, and international commerce. literary justice, and private affection. Not only are the style and spirit of these spurious chapters quite World” will be glad to learn that the Messrs. Carter,
The readers of “Queechy" and the “Wide, Wide at variance with the modest, simple, and manly of New York, will soon issue a new work by the tone of the Biography; not only does the bad taste, same popular authoress. The earlier publications gossiping flavor, and flippant expressions of the of Miss Warner were received with great gratificainterpolated chapters mar the symmetry and vol. tion by the public. An almost incredible number garize the chaste method of the work; but the of them were sold, in various editions, in this counpersonal details introduced, even if literally true, try, in England, and on the Continent. They were are inappropriate, indelicate, and impertinent; and if, as the evidence of all the facts intimates, they are
regarded as forming a new and valuable accession grossly exaggerated, the intrusion thereby becomes to our literature. The forthcoming work is entitled still more reprehensible. We can hardly imagine its predecessors. 'It consists of two volumes 12mo.,
“ The Old Helmet," and is in no respect inferior to that a lady capable of appreciating the character and will be published early in December simultaand feeling any respect for the memory of Wash-neously in New York, London, and Leipsic. Miss ington Irving, could, of her own free will and accord, Warner is gifted with fine genius, and those readers be guilty of such a breach of friendship, such an outrage upon self-respect. But we think the author to whom she has already afforded so much pleasure of the Life has satisfactorily shown in his fourth will doubtless welcome with renewed delight the volume that the whole story of a second attachment
new production from her pen. thus trumped up as a bookseller's job, has no foun
A New Novel.-We have had a great many kinds dation as far as regards any purpose of marriage is of novels lately. There have been Catholic, Puseyconcerned. But the injury to the work is far ite, High Church, Low Church, No Church, Presbygreater than the mere grafting an improbable story terian, Baptist, Methodist, and Unitarian novels. thereon, it is a most indelicate and unjustifiable act There have been novels written by Union men in for which the English publisher deserves the most behalf of a Union, and novels written by Rebels to
Consider that the work thus mal- show that the doctrine of secession is the consumtreated and perverted is the Life of an endeared mate flower of human wisdom. There have been author, written by a near relative; it is, in this novels written in the interest of prize-fighting, country at least, a precious memorial; its execution spiritualism, free-love, and vegetarian diet. We bad
met the unanimous and cordial approbation of understand that a novel, “ Round the Block," all Mr. Irving's nearest and dearest friends ; it had which will be a decided departure from this sort of become a work of national interest. Yet a London thing, is passing through the presses of Appleton & publisher has the audacity, the bad taste, the moral Co. It is a bold attempt to put the novel back on insensibility to interpolate and modify it. The
the old platform of romantic literature, where act is more flagrant, inasmuch as Mr. Irving's bio- neither doctrines nor theories were taught; but the grapher applied to the family from which these sole purpose of the novelist was to entertain his "additions" are ostensibly derived, for whatever
readers. Much is also made of the plot, which is correspondence or other material they were willing an essential sadly neglected and slurred in these to furnish, and received certain letters and reminis- latter days. Novel readers who have been longing cences, with the statement that these were all which for a romance of the good old sort, made out of they felt at liberty to make public. We could
bran new American materials, will eagerly await almost doubt the authenticity of the interpolated the appearance of “ Round the Block.” matter after such a declaration, accompanied, as it
The CextRAL PARK IN PHOTOGRAPH.-Some time was, with an avowed sentiment of respect and deli- since we alluded to the fact that Mr. Carlton was cacy towards the subject of the memoir. Nor is about publishing an illustrated work on the Central this all. The style of the new chapters ill accords Park, but the undertaking is worthy of more special with the refinement of mind we should naturally mention than we could then give it, and this on expect from the communications made from the account both of the subject treated, and the manner same ostensible source to the author of the biography in which that subject is portrayed. In the first which appear in these volumes; and whoever will place, the Central Park is at once the finest and compare the account given of a little adventure the grandest specimen of nature improved by art on that befell Mr. Irving at Alexisbad as described by this continent, and it is probably the greatest Demothe one sister to his biographer, and that elaborated cratic luxury that the world knows. In its projecby the other in Mr. Bentley's part of the book, will tion in such a scale of magnitude, and in its comfind discrepancies and exaggerations enough to pletion with the degree of taste and skill that has inspire grave doubts of the truthfulness of the been therein displayed, a Democratic city has most whole interpolated narrative. Had such a literary wisely provided for itself the means of enjoying pure outrage been perpetrated by an American publisher, air, fine architecture, out-door exercise, and landwhat taunts and sneers against the mercenary and scape gardening in a manner that might be the envy tasteless spirit of our people would have filled the of kings. Thanks to those whose good taste discrimTimes” and “6
Saturday Review !" Suppose, for linated correctly among the plans proposed, and
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thanks above all to him who both designed and car- | reading and spelling, also a chart representing ried into execution those plans—we refer, of course, colors, and sizes, and measures, by S. R. Scofield, to the author and traveller Frederick Law Olmsted with illustrations, designed to accompany any series -the Central Park affords, in its breadth and in of Readers. They also announce Sherwood's “Writits detail, enough to satisfy the most refined and the ing Speller," " Pronouncing Speller," and " Defining most untutored tastes. But we do not intend a dis- Speller," in three numbers, adapted for Dictation sertation on the Park itself, but rather to say that Mr. Exercises, and which will not fail to be exceedingly Carlton has had more than fifty of its finest views useful in all our primary schools. and works of art photographed in the niost careful D. WILLIAMS PATTERSON, M. D., of West Winsted, manner, and that these views will be accompanied Conn., has prepared a Genealogy of the Descenby descriptive text embodying a history of the Park dants of John Stoddard, of Wethersfield, Conn. prepared by Frederick B. Perkins, one of the editors (1639). This he proposes to print whenever memof the “ Independent." These descriptions and this bers of the family and others shall subscribe for one history are intended to treat the subject from every hundred copies at one dollar each, for which price point of view; first, from an Historical, such as it will be sent post paid. would be desired by-say a Bancroft ; second, from a Statistical, such as would be sought by-say the of Educational works,'have removed from 596
Messrs. Schermerhorn, Bancroft & Co., publishers President of a Statistical Society; third, from a Jloral, such as might be given by the Rev. Dr. Broadway to 130 Grand Street, within one door of Tyng; fourth, from a Humanitarian, as might be be very much increased for the sale of school books,
Messrs. Scribner & Co., where their facilities will considered by Rev. Dr. Bellows; fifth, from an Esthetical and Artistic, such as a Huntington or a
school furniture, maps, charts, etc. Church might be supposed to entertain. A single incident, in conclusion, will serve to show the zeal
OBITUARY. that the publisher and the artist have displayed in
Among the recently deceased persons connected the preparation of this volume. The work had with literature in Europe are the following: Jacob been commenced, the views to be taken determined Grimm, the German scholar and archæologist ; on, and most of the work had been performed; when Sehtepkine, the father of the Russian stage at it was found that a more perfect lens might be pro- Moscow, who had been forty years an actor; F. cured at a considerable expense, which would Masini, well known as one of the most successenable the artist to take views of double the original ful composers of ballads in Paris ; William Zooke, size, and in a far superior manner.
The work President of the Society of Arts, London, Treasurer already finished was at once cancelled, several hun. of the Society for Promoting Useful knowledge, and dred photographs were destroyed, and the undertak- author of “ The Monarchy of France, its Rise, Proing proceeded with in this improved manner. Not- gress, and Fall ;” Alfred de Viguy, the French poet withstanding these delays, the volume is promised and novelist; C. R. Cockerell, a celebrated English in the course of a week or two.
architect, author of several works on his profession ; JAMES G. Gregory, No. 46 Walker Street, New the Rev. T. W. Faber, once an eminent poet, but York, will have two attractive works ready for the latterly superior of the Oratory at Brompton; Dr. holidays. One of them is “ Christmas Poems and Alexander Henderson, aged 83, author of the “HisPictures,” a coilection of carols, songs, and descriptory of Ancient and Modern Wines,” published in tive poems relating to the festival of Christmas, Bower Nichols, aged 85, printer, editor of the “Gen
quarto in 1824, and of several other works; John richly illustrated with numerous engravings on wood from drawings by well-known artists. It will
tleman's Magazine," a great antiquarian, and author
of contain nearly all the Christmas poems of the Eng
Anecdotes of Hogarth," and some volumes of lish and American poets, and the engravings are to commenced by his father, one of the last of the
“ The Literary History of the Eighteenth Century," be executed in a high style of art. The printing is to be in a novel method, with a tint impression
"learned printers” of England. on each page. It contains thirty-two pages more
Mrs. CHAMBERS.-We learn, with deep regret, than the beautiful edition of the “ Forest Hymn.” that Mrs. Robert Chambers, wife of the Edinburgh It will undoubtedly prove to be one of the leading publisher, who accompanied her husband in his books of the season. The other work to which we visit to the United States in the autumn of 1860. refer is an edition, beautiful and unique, of the died on Tuesday, September 29th. The health of carol “Christ was born on Christmas day," illus- Mrs. Chambers has suffered very much from the trated in the best style of Mr. Hows. A rich cluster loss of his amiable and intelligent helpmate. of holly leaves, charmingly printed in colors, forms the engraved title-page. The same publishers have
PERIODICALS. pearly ready a reprint of “The Vagabonds," a poem Biblical Repertory and Princeton Reriev. October. which appeared in the “Atlantic Monthly” a few The Anglo-American Sabbath.-University Edumonths since. It will be illustrated by Darley. cation.—Witherspoon's Theology.--Micah's PropheThey also announce five editions of Cooper's Novels, cy of Christ.—The Children of the Covenant, and in various styles, suitable for the holiday trade. "their Part in the Lord.”-Miracles.-The Beautiful
Messrs. SHELDON & Co. have prepared a very ac- Things of Earth.—Relations of Church and State.-ceptable edition of Dickens' Christmas Books, in Recent Explorations in Africa (additional note). small quarto form, with numerous full-page illus- Philadelphia : Peter Walker. trations, by the American Cruikshank, Mr. Darley. Christian Examiner. November. Here are given “A Christmas Carol," "The Chimes,” Renan's Life of Jesus.—Ulrich Von Hutten.“ The Cricket on the Hearth," " The Battle of Life," Henry Taylor.--Some New Attempt at Conformity. “ The Haunted Man," " A Christmas Tree,” stories, - Wendell Phillips as an Orator.—Modern Rome. every one of which is destined to be read and re- Coleridge and Kingsley on American Affairs.-Engread so often as winter evenings shall return to us. lish Expositions of Neutrality.-Review of Current The Riverside edition of Dickens' Works is just Literature. Boston: Walker, Wise & Co. completing in forty six volumes, and will be ready Free Will Baptist Quarterly. October. about the first of December.
The Discipline of Letters and of Life (Rev. G. T. Messrs. Barnes & Burr, of New York, have recently Day.—The True and Proper Place of Fear in Dis. published a series of charts or tablets, to teach 'tinct and Opposite Christian Experience (Rev. A.
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Mahan, D. D.).— The Bible the World's Great Need | Papers.—The Dark Day of 1780.—Memoir of An(Rev. H. Whitcher).-God's Care for our Nation drew H. Ward ; with portrait.-Query relative to (Rev. G. H. Ball).- The Eighth Census (Rev. Wm. the Phænix Family.-Suffolk Wills.-Extract from Hurlin). - The Rebellion and the Prospects of the Rev. S. Chandler's Diary.-Records of Wethersfield, l'nion (Rev. D. M. Graham, D. D.).—History of the Conn.-Genealogical Notes.- Marriages and Deaths. Temperance Enterprise (Rev. Joseph Fnllonton). |--Memorable Draught 101 Years Ago.-Town of Contemporary Literature. Dover, N. H.
Colburn, N. H.-Current Events.-Book Notices, etc. Monthly Religious Magazine. November.
etc. Albany: J. Munsell. Exaltations at the Approach of Death (Rev. E. H. Bibliotheca Sacra and Biblical Repository. October. Sears).- The Almshouse ; Poetry, by C. A. C.
The Pre-Existence of the Soul.–Stoddard's TheoWere the Puritan Fathers Bigots and Fanatics ? logical Lectures (Rev. Chas. M. Mead). - Biblical Part II. (Rev. H. F. Harrington).--Christian Fruit- Chronology and the Doctrine of the Fall of the fulness : A Sermon for Autumn (Rev. Jas. O. Mur- World (Rev. W. F. Warren, D. D.)-Constantine ray).-" I Can Pray, and that's a Glorious Thing;" the Great, and the Downfall of Paganism in the poetry, by J. V.-Conversation of the Soul with the Roman Empire (Dr. Philip Schaff).--Authorship of Lord; from the German of Francis Theremin.-Edi- the Pentateuch (Rev. S. C. Bartlett, D. D.).—The tor's Random Readings.-Notices of Books. Bos- Doctrine of the Protestant Episcopal Church (Rt. ton: L. C. Bowles.
Rev. George Burgess, D. D.).—Egyptology, Oriental Knickerbocker. November.
Archæology, and Travel (Rev. Jos. P. Thompson, A Picture of Peru, continued (Kinahan Cornwal. D. D.).-Scheler's Dictionary of French Etymology. lis).–The Organ.—November; poetry.—The Ba- (Rev. B. Sears).- Recent Theological Literature of lance of Power.- An Originality of Mind.-How I Germany (Prof. W. F. Warren). Andover: W. F. Rode Rappahannock.-Paul Delaroche.-Thou Re- Draper. mindest Me; poetry.—Grace Standalis' Friend Church Monthly. November. (Frances M. Bennett).-Adrift in the World, con
Definite Aims in Parish Work (Rev. D. P. Santinued (Kinahan Cornwallis).--My Meditations in ford).-Greek the Earliest Language of the Roman the Window.-Editor's Table (Louis Gaylord Clark), Church (Rev. D. H. Short).—A Peep at the Microetc. etc. New York: H. Dexter & S. Tousey.
scopic World (Mary L. Brisell).-In the Twilight ; New England Historical and Genealogical Register. poetry.--Recent Attacks on the Bible (Rev. John F. October.
Spaulding).—The Churchyard by the Sea ; poetry Memoir of Hon. Wm. Appleton, with Portrait.- (T. Gardner White).-Sacred Labor and Christian Memoranda (Judge Sewell). —Letter of Gov. Belcher. Rest.—The Right Hearing of the Word.—Bishop -The Ayres and Ayre Families.-Sudbury Records. Butler and the “ Analogy” (Rev. F. D. Huntington, - Anti-Catholic Declaration of the N. H. General As- D. D.).—Home Memories; poetry.—Thoughts for sembly.-Eliazer Isbel's Will.-Dumaresq Family; Myself and Others (Mrs. C. A. Rogers): - Advent with Pedigree.—Gleanings.—The Rogers Family: - (Rev. Geo. M. Randall, D. D.).—Literary Notices. Lord Bacon and Lady Jane Gray.-Some Family | Boston: E. P. Dutton & Co.
operations at the siege of Yorktown, connected with Report of the Engineer and Artillery Operations of that of General Barnard's on the engineering opera
the Army of the Potomac, from its Organization to tions, gives a clearer view of that great obstacle to the close of the Penninsular Campaign. By Gen- our peninsular march than anything previously erals Barnard and Barry. New York: Van Nos. issued. General Barry is an officer of long experience trand. 230 pp. octavo, with an Appendix of Maps in the artillery service, and conducted his corps with and Drawings.
great skill during the campaign. This is a volume for which we have long waited, The great obstacle of the Chicahominy is here and which we now hail with sincere pleasure and also clearly explained, in considering the siege of real satisfaction. The campaign in the peninsula Richmond, and the change of base of our army. was not fully intelligible without it: but here large The book must find its place at once as a necessary maps and numerous detailed drawings thoroughly document for the great history of this eventful illnstrate the lucid reports of General J. G. Barnard, period of the war. Large, clear, detailed maps and the chief engineer of that army, and General Wm. views, to the number of eighteen, accompany the F. Barry, its chief of artillery. In this volume our
text. readers will be taught how it is, and with what
One word as to the typography. It is a fine painful labors, great armies move ; how the enemy octavo, printed on good paper, in right royal type, is forcibly reconnoitered; how the genius of the en- and is eminently worthy to be considered a “library gineer seizes the points of defence, and the devotion edition,” even by those who affect dilletanteism in of the artillerist renders them inapproachable ; how this particular. Mr. Van Nostrand, by his generous bridges are built and destroyed; how the enemy's dealings with the public and authors, sparing no explans are discovered and prepared for.
pense in order to make his publications perfect, has The long, raisoné, and most satisfactory report of excited a corresponding spirit in his large circle of General Barnard covers all the sub-reports of officers readers, who recognize and are willing to reward his serving with him on engineer duty, as bridge- liberal spirit. builders, pontoniers, and pioneers. General Bar- Notes on the Rebel Invasion of Maryland and Pennnard himself, an engineer officer of long standing, sylvania, and the Battle of Gettysburg. By M. is considered by those who know him as the clearest Jacobs, Professor in Pennsylvania College, Gettysand most practical mathematical mind in the army. burg. 12mo. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott &
General Barry's report on the organization of the Co. artillery of the Army of the Potomac is valuable for This is a curious, interesting, and valuable little future reference, and his statement of artillery volume. The quiet of Gettysburg, the peaceful