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MAY 1, 1869.
Messrs. Claxton, Remses, & HAFPELFINGER have | Guide in the Designing and Construction of Genissued “The Elements of Theoretical and Descrip- eral Machine Gearing,” both by Francis Herbert tive Astronomy, for the Use of Colleges and Acade- Joynson; “ Dictionary of Manufactures, Machinery, mies," by Charles J. White, A. M., Assistant Pro- Mining, and the Industrial Arts," by George Dodi ; fessor of Astronomy and Navigation in the United and “The Earth's Crust; a Handy Outline of GeStates Naval Academy. The design of this work ology," by David Page, LL.D. is “to present the main facts and principles of
WM. PARSONS Lunt, Boston, publishes and has for astronomy in a form adapted to the course of in. sale many valuable works relating to the early hisstruction which is commonly given at colleges and tory of our country; town, State, and county hisin the higher grades of academies." In so com pre- tories ; genealogies; and many rare and interesting hensive a study as that of astronomy, the attempt reprints and biographies. to exhibit, with approximate accuracy and efliciency, the fundamental elements of the science, presup- Fresenius's Quantitative Chemical Analysis,” re
Joan WILEY & Son, New York, have in preparation poses, besides the requisite amount of knowledge, no little skill, tact, and practical judgment. The vised by Prof. S. W. Johnson; and Warren Machine author seems to possess these qualities in an emi- | Construction and Drawing. nent degree; and he has produced a work which,
MR. Joseph A. Hofman, who has been connected for clearness of description and judicious selection with the firm of A. Roman & Co. at San Francisco, and arrangement of topics, admirably fulfils its passed through this city two days ago. He will purpose. The book is excellently printed on fine take charge of the business concerns of that house paper, and has numerous diagrams, with four very in its eastern department, and will be located handsome full-page illustrations. It is in all re
at New York. He came from San Francisco by the spects a credit to its euterprising publishers.
overland route, and reports that the last rail re
quired to complete the road was expected to be laid AMONG the works shortly to be published by
on May 1st, amid the exultations of thousands of Charles Scribner & Co. is “Women's Suffrage: the
people. Reform against Nature," by Dr. Bushnell. In view
CLARK & MAYNARD, New York, are to publish toof the extraordinary interest with which, for the
day a new work entitled “The Symbolisin of Freepast few years, this subject has been regarded, as well in England as in our own country, the forth- masonry; Illustrating and Explaining its Science coming publication will doubtless attract no incou- by Albert G. Mackey, M. D. This work will, with
and Physiology, its Legends, Myths, and Symbols,” siderable share of attention.
out donbt, be of considerable interest, as there are MURRAY'S “Adventures in the Adirondacks," pub- few writers whose knowledge of the literature of lished by Fields, Osgood & Co., has won golden Freemasonry is at all comparable to that of Dr. opinions, as may be inferred from the fact that it
Mackey. has already reached a fourth edition.
J. P. SKELLY & Co., Philadelphia, furnish an atMr. A. K. Loring, of Boston, has now in the press, tractive list of books, just published and to be “ Married against Reason," an original novel of issued, which are especially suitable for Sabbath social middle class life in Germany, by Mrs. Adel- School libraries. heid Shelton Mackenzie, of Philadelphia.
Fields, Osgood & Co., Boston, expect to publish, J. B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia, by special during this month, “The Diary and Correspondence arrangement with the English publishers, have im- of Henry Crabbe Robinson ; "Two Years before ported an edition of the new issue of “Bagster's the Mast,” by Richard H. Dana, Jr. ; " On the Polyglot Bible in Eight Languages." The edition Wing;" " Recreations of & Country Parson;" is limited, and it will not be printed again, in all “Our New Way Round the World,” by C. C. Coffin ; probability, during the present generation. The “Men, Women, and Ghosts,” by Elizabeth Stuart market value of the last issue rose to nearly three Phelps ; “Oldtown Folks,” by Harriet Beecher times its original price. The present edition is Stowe;' and “Malbone, an Old port Romance," printed on stout paper, forming two handsome folio by Thomas Wentworth Higginson. volumes, bound in half turkey, price $84 00. The same firm, in connection with the Messrs.
“St. Louis And Calvin," by M. Guizot, author of Chambers, have just published Vol. I. of the new
"The History of Civilization in Europe," will form issue of “Chambers' Miscellany." The new edition the fifth volume of “The Sunday Library,” pubhas been carefully revised, with additions. The lished by J. B. Lippincott & Co. in connection with
Macmillan & Co., of London. series will be issued in bi-monthly volumes.
Messrs. WARREN & BLAKESLEE, Boston, call atten. “ Fishing IN AMERICAN WATERS," by Genio C. tion to their list of new juveniles and Sabbath Scott, lately published by Harper & Brothers, is one School books. These are the first issued from their of the best American books on the subject that we press; and in bringing these issues, and themselves have seen. Written con amore, and with an inti- as a new publishing house, to the notice of the mate knowledge of the habits of the finny tribe, book-trade, they say that they offer them for init is precisely one of those books which, while it is spection as samples of that class of publications attractive and instructive to the amateur, is scarcely which they purpose for the present to make the less interesting to the neophyte in pisciculture. special feature of their business. Their books are The book is handsomely printed, and contains one all issued under the direct supervision of their hundred and seventy illustrations.
senior partner, Rev. Dr. I. P. Warren, long known Messrs. PORTER & Coates, Philadelphia, have as the editing secretary of the American Tract added "The Antiquary'' to their handsome editiou Society (Boston), and who has had charge of the of the Waverley Novels.
selection and issue of its entire list of publications. Among the scientific works to be issued this MESSRS. ROBERTS BROTHERS, Boston, announce to month by Virtue & Yorston, New York, is Ferdi- the many friends of “Little Women" and " Laurie,” nand Kohn's “Iron and Steel Manufacture,” re- that Miss Alcott is now engaged upon a new story printed from “ Engineering," and revised and en- of actual experience in New England home life, larged by the author. They have in press, besides told with that freshness and truthfulness to nature other valuable works, “The Metals Used in Con- characteristic of her, which will be published during struction,” and “The Mechanics’ and Students' the summer, in their popular Handy Volume Series.
MAY I, 1869.
Besyan's Pilgrim's Progress.—Messrs. Claxton, development of the young men of the west is well Remsen, & Haffelfinger liave published an edition of recognized. the ** Pilgrim's Progress" which will enable the least They have also in press a little book by Mr. Spurimpressible of its readers to measurably renew geon, entitled “ John Ploughman's Talk, or Plain some of the most vivid pleasures of their early years Advice to Plain People.” It is said to be written It is printed in double pica type, and is illustrated in Mr. Spurgeon's plain and forcible style. with elegant colored lithograph plates. In this edi “ Cipher," the serial story by Mrs. Jane G. Austion, both the adult and the youthful readers of the tin, which was completed in the last number of immortal work will find a never-failing source of The Galaxy," will soon be published by them in delight.
book form, elegantly illustrated. The Presbyterian Publication Committee, Phila The poem, called “Beautiful Snow," published delphia, have issued, since February 15, 1869, the in No. 100 of “ Harper's Weekly,” Nov. 27th, 1858, following new books: “New York Bible-Woman,” consists of six stanzas, and appeared anonymously. ty Mrs. Julia McNair Wright, author of "Almost It has been claimed by or for various persons. It a Nun," etc. “Tenement Life in New York,” con- has been credited to Miss Dora Shaw, an actress ; sisting of Shoe Binders of New York, New York also to a poor outcast who died in the early part of Needle-Woman, and New York Bible-Woman. the war in an hospital at Cincinnati, “the manuThe Lost Father, a Story of a Philadelphia Boy,” script of the poem having been found among her by the author of " Chinaman in California," etc. effects after her death." Also to a Mr. W. H. Si"Tennesseearr in Persia : Scenes in the Life of Rev. gourney, by whom it is said to have been published Samuel A. Rhea,” by Rev. Dwight W. Marsh, ten in New York fifteen years ago. In 1868, Mr. J. years missionary at Mosul. “Upward, from Sin, Jay Watson, whose address is No. 242 West through Grace to Glory,” by Rev. B. B. Hotchkin. Twenty-sixth St., New York City, sent a statement "True Story Library,” by the author of "Almost and challenge in a country paper, and which he a Nun," etc. “Annie's Gold Cross,” by the au- has just republished in the “New York Tribune.” thor of “ Nellie Gray."
It runs thus: "The poem of the Beautiful Snow,'
about which there seems to be so much diversity The articles on “Words and Their Uses," written of opinion as to who is its author, was composed by by Richard Grant White, which have been published Mr. John W. Watson, a native of New York City. in the "Galaxy" from time to time, and which it originally appeared in • Harper's Weekly,' Nohave already attracted so much attention, are now vember, 1858, and was purchased of the author by andergoing a careful revision by the author, and the Harpers. The idea was suggested in the follow. will soon be published by Sheldon & Company in ing manner: Watson and several of his friends book form.
were sitting around a table in a Broadway saloon We have received from the publishers, Messrs. ope snowy day, when a poor, half-clad woman S.C. Griggs & Co., of Chicago, a pamphlet of about entered, and, approaching the party, asked for one hundred pages, entitled “ Public Parks : their assistance, at the same time remarking, “GentleEffect upon the Moral, Physical, and Sanitary Con- men, there is nothing pure about me except the dition of the Inhabitants of Large Cities ; with spe- snow.' Watson immediately conceived the idea cial reference to the City of Chicago," by John H. of the beautiful and touching production which Ranch, M. D., of that city.
has appealed to thousands of hearts, and will be This gentleman was requested by the Chicago read and spoken of as long as language exists. It Academy of Sciences to “prepare a paper on Pub. was written in Col. Colt's house at Hartford, Conn., lic Parks, to be read before the Academy ;” and he and read there for the first time in the presence of bas furnished it a treatise which, for knowledge many choice literary friends.
No doubt the poor of the subject, and extensive observation and re creature in whose possession the poem was found Search, reflects great credit upon its author, and at her death had copied it, as hundreds of others upon the members of the Academy for the sagacity of her class have done ; and it would be well if they exhibited in their choice of the individual to every female in the land wonld copy it and ponexecute their request. We regret the limited issue der well its teachings. I am authorized to offer of this interesting pamphlet. We believe that $50 to any person who will produce an authentic many thousand copies might be sold throughout printed copy published previous to November, the United States; and we suggest to the Academy 1858.” The writer adds, "This offer is still open. to supply the booksellers of our cities and towns To this may be added the testimony of Harper & with them, and appropriate the proceeds of the sale Brothers, in the legal transfer to Turner Brothers to the erection of an ornamental fountain or statue & Co., of Philadelphia, of the copyright, which was in the Park grounds.
theirs by purchase from the author in November, Joux E. Porter & Co., Philadelphia, will issue, 1858. It appears that Turner Brothers are about this month, " Living Thoughts of Leading Think, publishing a volume containing • Beautiful Snow" ers,” by Rev. S. Pollock Linn, A.M. The volume and other poems, by John W. Watson, and it is will make about 400 pages duodecimo.
only fair to publishers and author, as well as to the
public, that it should be known that Mr. Watson, We would direct the attention of our readers to and none other, wrote “ Beautiful Snow.” the announcement in our advertising columns of a
On the first of last month, in London, some insale by auction at Amsterdam, Holland, on the 21st teresting relics of Burns were sold at auction, of this month and following days, by Mr. F. Muller, They comprised the MS. of “While braes and of an important and valuable collection of ancient woodbines buddin'green,” 4 pp.; a letter in which and rare books, manuscripts, &c., in all depart- he speaks of the “beautiful Misses Bailie;" the song, ments of literature, including a large number rela
“O’er the moor among the heather;" song, “ Ye ting to the history of New Netherlands and Brazil. Sons of Old Killie,” with some memoranda relatOrders forwarded not later than by steamer of May ing to the poet, bound together in green morocco. 8, from New York, will reach the auctioneer in tine. The lot was started at £5, and after a very brisk
SHELDOs & Co. have in press "Moral Philosophy," competition was knocked down at £45 3s. A copy hy Dr. Fairchild, President of Oberlin College. The of the first Kilmarnock edition of “ Burns' Poems” benefcent influence of the author in the intellectual | was sold for £14, and another copy for £10.
MAY 1, 1869
It appears, from a Parliamentary paper issued A London paper having stated that Miss Braddon by the British House of Commons, on the 6th of had lost her senses, she contradicts the statement, April, showing the quantity and value of books declaring she is busy happily and happily busy, printed in foreign countries and British posses- writing a new sensational novel. sions which have been imported into and re-ex. ported from the United Kingdom, the quantity sion to inquire, in the British Islands and the Colo
MR. GLADSTONE has appointed a Royal Commisrose, in the ten years ending 1868, from 5971 cwts. nies, into the existence of manuscripts of historical to 10,695 cwts., and the value from 83,5981. to interest in the possession of public institutions and 137,5801. The largest contributor amongst foreign private persons, with the view to the publication countries was France, which, in 1868, sent over to of such of them as may contain nothing of a priEngland 4102 cwts. of books, the value of which was vate character, or be prejudicial to the titles of 61,7461., nearly double both in quantity and value existing owners of property. The idea is to perthe importations ten years previously. The next largest contributors were the Hanse Towns, which petuate such public documents, by printing, as
uuder other circumstances be obliterated or sent over last year 2881 cwts. valued at 37,7681. losi. The United States are third on the list, their shipments being 764 cwts. in 1858, and 1157 cwts, in
LORD Lytton's translation of the “Odes and 1868 ; but it appears that the quality has not kept Epodes of Horace;" Professor Veitch's "Memoir of pace with the quantity, for while the declared value Sir William Hamilton, the Logician ;” and “Mary in the former year was 10,6971., in 1868 it was only Queen of Scots, and her Accusers, embracing a 10,0621. England's largest customer for books pot
Narrative of Events from the Death of James V. in native production has been Turkey, the “re-expor- 1542 until the close of the Conference at Westmintations” to that country having increased from 19 ster in 1569," by John Hosack, Barrister-at-Law, cwts. in 1858, to 133 cwts. in 1868, and the value from are among the more noticeable works, “in the 2661. to 31931. While the demand in France for the press," announced by W. Blackwood & Sons, Edinforeign productions imported into the United King- burgh. dom shows also a falling off, the demand from the
FROM" The Bookseller" for April, always a pabUnited States increased during the ten years to lication which is at the head of its class in London, more than four times the bulk and more than twice we take the following relative to the book trade in the value. The books printed in the United King- Holland : “During the year 1868 this small country dom and exported during the year 1858 weighed produced no fewer than 2300 new works and new 27,385 cwts. Last year they had increased to 67,408 editions, including pamphlets. Some of the books cwts., and the value during the same period rose are of considerable merit, but many are merely from 390,5841. to 684,2431. The United States were translations from other languages ; Bulwer, Disthe largest purchasers, the value being 184,6702. ; raeli, Dickens, Thackeray, Marryat, and Miss Bradnext to them Australia, whose demand amounted don being as familiar to all classes in Amsterdam, to 148,4131., and then Egypt, whose demand Leyden, The Hague, or Rotterdam, as to the inhabiamounted to no less than 70,1271., or more than tants of Manchester. An edition of Tennyson's 20,0001. in excess of the value ten years previously. poems, complete in one fcap. volume, exceedingly There was also a remarkable increase in the well printed in English, has lately been issued at British North American demand.
Amsterdam for five shillings, and there is a steady LORD STAKLEY, late Foreign Minister of England, demand for all English books of any value. It is is to preside, on the 5th of May, at the 80th anni. probable that the heavy duty upon newspapers and versary dinner of the Literary Fund, which is one advertisements will soon be removed, and that when of the most popular of London institutions.
that takes place the trado, large as it is, will inA volume of Miscellaneous Poems, by the Rev. English books are Messrs. Kramer, Robbers, and
crease considerably. The principal importers of John Keble, author of "The Christian Year," has Krapp and Van Daym of Rotterdam ; Kirberger, just appeared in London. It is edited by Sir John Amsterdam; Nijhoff, The Hague ; and Keminck T, Coleridge.
and Zoon, of Utrecht. In many respects, as regards The University of Edinburgh has opened its doors intelligence and literature, Holland may be comto the fair sex. On March 27th, the Senatus Acad- pared with Scotland, while the neighboring Belemicus resolved, by a majority of ten to four, to gium, as a reading country, is on a par with Ireadmit Miss Sophia J. Blake to the botany and natnral land." history classes during the ensuing summer session. The application by Miss Blake was to be allowed
Among the latest English publications are "Allan's to attend these classes without formal matricula. Prize Essay on Kleptomania” (or the fashionable tion, so as to test practically the question of the ad. ladies' crime of robbing shops, which they visit mission of women to the University classes. The under pretence of making purchases); the "Inauapplication came in the first instance before the gural Address of Froude, the Historian,” Lord Recprofessors of the medical faculty, who, by a ma- tor of the University of St. Andrew's, Scotland; jority, agreed to admit Miss Blake, and this decision Lecky's “ History of European Morals ;” “Chicot, has been, as above stated, confirined by the Senatus. the Jester, and Taking of the Bastille," stories by Sır Samuel BAKER, who discovered the second ler's " Song of the Bell;"*" Shakspeare and the Em
Dumas; a translation, by J. H. Merivale, of Schil. basin or reservoir of the Nile, has been created blem Writers of his Age,” by Henry Green, M. A., Pasha by the Viceroy of Egypt, and is to command in 1 vol. demy 8vo. of about 400 pages, and upwards a large expedition, including 1500 soldiers, for the of 200 illustrative woodcuts or engravings. suppression of the slave trade of the White Nile, and to establish the Egyptian authority throughout No. 264 for April, 1869, of the “Edinburgh Rethe Nile Basin, embracing the entire equatorial lake view," is to contain Confucius; Edible Fungi; system. Steamers will be launched upon the Albert The Competitive Industry of Nations ; Memoir of N'yanza. This expedition, which will no doubt Madame de Lafayette; The Settlement of Ulster; prove a great success under the guidance of its ex. Dilke's Greater Britain ; Matthew Arnold's Critical perienced leader, cannot fail to achieve results most Writings ; American Finance; Longman's Edward important to science, humanity, and civilization. III. ; Cainpbell's Lives of Lyndhurst and brougAs before, Sir S. Baker will be accompanied by his ham. wife.
MAY 1. 1969.
Among the auction sales in London last month Tas “ LONDON PUBLISHERS' CIRCULAR,” commentTere fifty pictures, drawings and sketches, the prop-ing on the recent action, Charles Reade versus the erty of John Ruskin, Esq., the art critic : including Round Table," for declaring that“Griffith Gaunt” the celebrated picture of the Slave Ship, by J. M. W. was an immoral novel, says: “If 'Griffith Gaunt' be Torner, R. A., also forty beautiful drawings and immoral, then ‘Othello'and . Lear' must be detestasketches illustrating the different periods of the bly so. Morality does not suffer only from crimes of same great master's work; two very fine examples sepse. A political treatise can be, and often is, as of Copley Fielding; four very fine works of w. immoral as 'Casanova,' Justine,'or the worst of the Hant; and beautiful specimens of D. Cox, Duver- novels of M. Diderot. The question is, does a work ger, and J. Brett.
of art leave the reader delighted with or disgusted TRANSLATions of the Autobiography of the Rev. by vice? If the first, it is immoral; if the second, Dr. F. W. Krummacher; Emile de Bonnechose's moral, although its pictures were as true and as Bertrand du Guesclin, the Hero of Brittany, Con- ugly as a photograph. And the fun of the thing stable of France and Castile ; L'Homme qui Rit, by is, that while New York is aghast at‘Griffith Gaunt,' Victor Hugo; Wilhelm Ihne's Roman History ; it swallows with avidity the novels of Miss Ramé, Professor Gousmit's treatise on the Pandects ; De otherwise 'Ouida,' who makes the heroes of Under Rossi's Roma Sotterranea, or an account of the Two Flags,' and other novels, the very slaves of the Catacombs, and especially of the Cemetery of St. Cal- Seven Deadly sins, and yet holds them (the heroes, lixtus ; and Mackenna B. Viculis Francisco Moyen, not the sins) up to the reader's admiration. The or the Inquisition as it was in South America, are trial was a very important one, and we speak of it among the last London announcements.
thus at length. Morality in art we must have, but
it must be true morality, and not any sham subTas contents of No. 252 of the “Quarterly Re-stitute which would be more immoral than unvarriem" (April, 1869) are advertised as Rassam's nished licentiousness-just as the seven devils Abyssinia ; Modern English Poets ; Geological Cli were worse than the first one." This vindication mates and Origin of Species ; Cost of Party Govern- of one novelist, at the expense of another, is on the ment; Dante ; Pemale Education ; Travels in tu quoque principle. Greece; Religious Wars in France; Aims of Malern Medicine; Irish Church Bill.
On the evening of April 16th, Charles Dickens was
to be entertained at a public dinner in St. George's A sew book, by George Catlin, with numerous Hall, Liverpool. Several hundred persons, includFood-cut illustrations, is announced by Trübner & ing ladies, were his hosts. Sir Henry Houghton Co., London. It is entitled “Shut Your Mouth." and Hepworth Dixon, Esq., presided. Among the His first book, on the North American Indians, was speakers were Lord Dufferin, Lord Lytton, and published in 1841, and contained the result of Anthony Trollope. In reply to a remark of Lord eight years' experience, travel, and research.
Dufferin's that, if he had entered political life, he "THE GUARDIAN,” a London High-Church paper, would probably have reached the peerage, like Mabas declined to advertise lithographed or manu- caulay and Bulwer, Mr. Dickens said that after seript sermons.
mature deliberation he had decided to stand and
fall by literature, and not enter politics. Thus far MR. W. Carew Hazlitt, grandson of the friend he had not regretted his decision. At his present of Lamb and first London critic of Edmund Kean, age (he is in his 58th year), it would be too late to has completed, in an octavo volume, pp. 716, dou change his profession. Mr. Dickens, who has ble columns, his great work, “A Bibliography of nearly completed the last and farewell series the Popular, Poetical, and Dramatic Literature of of his public readings, was advertised to preside at England previous to 1660.”
the Newsvendors' Benevolent Institution, at the Mrs. Davidson, a daughter of the late Hugh Preemasons' Tavern, on 26th April, and will be Miller, the geologist, bas just published a tale en- supported by the sheriffs of London and Middlesex. titled "Christian Osborne's Friends." Her former
MR. Hotten, of London, has in the press three story, "Isabel Jardine" has reached a sale of over volumes, 8vo. (price to subscribers twenty-seven 8000 copies.
shillings, afterwards to be raised to thirty-six), Mo. WILLIAM Scott, a nephew of “The Great containing the “Life and Uncollected Works of Unknown,” died at Montreal, on April 6th, aged 64. Daniel Defoe,” comprising several hundred importHis complaint was cancer of the stomach. As he ant essays, pamphlets, and other writings, now first Fas a patient of the St. Andrew's Home, it may be brought to light, after many years' diligent search, presumed that he was not in easy circumstances. by William Lee, Esq., with fac-similes and illusOs May-day there is to be published, in London, 1 of these volumes will be the curious fac-similes
trations. Not the least important of the contents price one shilling, to be completed in nine inonthly, and reproductions of illustrations. The amended parts, the “World of Anecdote,” an accumulation of catalogue of Defoe's works comprises no less than Facts, Incidents, and Ilustrations, historical and biographical, from Books and Times recent and re. Lee states, the most remarkable list that has ever
two hundred and fifty-four works, forming, as Mr. mote
, by Edwin Paxton Hood, author of “ Lamps, appeared of the works of any author. Pitchers, and Trumpets." A TRANSLATION of Madame Guizot de Witt's
An edition of Artemus Ward's Lecture at the Fork, The Lady of Latham, being the Life and Egyptian Hall, London, with thirty-five pictures Original Letters of Charlotte de la Trémoille, Coun- from his amusing panorama, with an introduction tess of Derby,"' is announced. This heroine is the by T. W. Robertson, the dramatist, is announced Queen of Man, who figures in Scott's “ Peveril of by Mr. J. C. Hotten. the Peak."
The rumor that Queen Victoria was about visitIt is alleged that Charles Lever, the Irish novel-ing Mr. Thomas Carlyle, in Dumfriesshire, with a ist
, is one of the best whist-players in Europe. He view of exploring “The Land of Burns," is denied has need to be. for his writings do not command on authority. At a recent sale in Manchester half their former price, and his salary as British (Eng.), of rare and curious books, a copy of the Consul at Trieste is only one hundred pounds a first edition of Burns' poems, published at 58., was year.
sold for £13.
MAY 1, 1869.
A NEW “ History of the House of Commons,” by (J. B. Hodgskin).—The Spanish Revolution (Kar? R. F. D. Palgrave, has been published in London, Blind). -Earthquakes (J. D. White).–The Session and supplies a great amount of valuable informa- (H. B. Adams). -Critical Notices. Boston: Fields, tion.
Osgood & Co. Ossian's Poems.-Dr. Johnson's antipathy to Harper's Magazine. May. James Macpherson, whose so-called “translations” Christopher Columbus.—Magdalen.-Glass-Blowof Ossian attracted much controversy and criti- ing for Little Folks.—The Sacred City of the Hincism a century ago, was very great. Johnson de- dus.-A Sin of Omission.- Both Sides.-Webster, nied the antiquity and the merit of the poems, and Clay, Calhoun, and Jackson.—The Plains Ten Years his reply to Dr. Blair, whether he thought any men Ago.—The Working Men of the Middle Ages.—The of a modern age could have written them, was, Eve of St. Bartholomew.-My Enemy's Daughter: “Yes, sir. Many men, many women, and many Chaps. XIV., XV.-A Brave Lady.-Evening Rest. children.” His challenge to Macpherson was: “If _Philly and the Rest.–Deep-Sea Sounding.–Edithe poems were really translated, they were cer- tor's Easy Chair.—Editor's Book Table.- Monthly tainly first written down. Let Mr. Macpherson de- Record of Current Events.-Editor's Drawer. N. posit the manuscript in one of the colleges at Aber. Y.: G. P. Putnam & Son. deen, where there are people who can judge; and Atlantic Monthly. May. if the professors certify the authenticity, then there Malbone: Part V. (T. W. Higginson).--The will be an end of the controversy." The Erse Clothes Mania (J. Parton).-Brahmanism (J. F. originals never were produced. David Hume, Mal. Clarke).- The Heroine of Long Point (J. G. Whitcolm Laing, and John Piukerton took the same view tier). The Puritan Lovers (Marian Douglass).of the question as Dr. Johnson had taken. Dr. The Foe in the Household: Part III.-Spring in Blair, Lord Kaimes, the poet Gray, and Sir John Washington (J. Burroughs).-Eleanor in the Empty Sinclair contended for the authenticity of the House (T. W. Parsons). - Autobiography of a Shapoems, which, they said, had been written by ker: No. II. (F. W. Evans).-Can a Life Hide ItOssian, in the third century, and translated by self? (B. Taylor).- The Pacific Railroad, Open: No. Macpherson from oral traditions in the Scottish High- 11. (S. Bowles). -The Intellectual Character of Prelands. No doubt they were founded on such tra- sident Grant.-The New Taste in Theatricals.-Reditions, but greatly expanded by free paraphrase. views and Literary Notices. Boston: Fields, OsMacpherson was a village schoolmaster in Inver- good & Co. ness-shire, and was only twenty-two when he pub- Lippincott's Magazine. May. lished sixteen of his “translations." The notoriety
Beyond the Breakers : Part V. (R. D. Owen).they obtained for him caused his obtaining several May Apples (W. L. Shoemaker).-Salmon Fishing lucrative offices (he was made Surveyor-General of (Dr. A. C. Hamlin).-Hans Breitmann in Politics : the Floridas in 1764), and he finally entered Par. Part III. (C. G. Leland). ---Rougegorge (Harriet P. liament, and, at his own expense and request, was Spofford). - Life in Coal Mines (T. H. Walton). buried in Westminster Abbey. Lately, at Edin- A Few Curious Derivatives (Prof. H. Coppée).burgh, the Rev. Dr. Maclauchlan, a very good Gaelic Dick Lyle's Fee (L. C. Davis).-Spectrum Analysis scholar, undertook the defence of Macpherson, (C. Morriss).—Earl Douglas (Dr. B. H. Coates). — He describes him as “a man of real and deserved Recollections of Irving (L. G. Clark).—The Argosy distinction,” and says, “Ossian's poems did exist (Adelaide Cilley). -A Real Ghost Story.-Our before the days of James Macpherson. They were Monthly Gossip.—Literature of the Day. Philad.: written down and transmitted to us. It had been J. B. Lippincott & Co. better if Macpherson had given us the poems just as he found them ; but he was not the author of
Putnam's Magazine. May. the poems of Ossian. Of the first small volume Smith).-Christus Sylva (F. B. Plimpton); <A
Thomas Carlyle as a Practical Guide (Goldwin which he published, he is not the author of a single Stranded Ship: Part III. (L. C. Davis).
--Cholera sentence. The ancient heroic songs of the High- in Asia (J. C. Peters, M. D.).—Early Spring (G. lands, singing as they did of Fingal, and Oscar, and Rouarc, and the great Cachulin, were familiar Cooper).—Rhyme (G. Wakeman).—The Emperor's to the Highlanders for centuries, so much so that Eye (A. Townes). - The Dream of Life (Rev. W.R. when the fact came to be questioned by men igno- Alger):-Voyage of the Esperanza (Jane G. Austin). rant of his history, his language, and his literature, Guglielmo Gajani (J. P. Thompson, D. D.).-Toit is no wonder if Macpherson was moved to the Day: Chaps. XIV.-XVII. (R. B. Kimball).—Mexico exercise of wrath, and not of reason, in rebutting
and the United States.-Current Events.-Literaan assault so absurd, and, to him, so manifestly ture, Science, and Art Abroad.-Literature at Home.
N. unjustifiable. Our counties have cause to be --Fine Arts.- Table Talk.- New Publications. proud of James Macpherson as the man who first Y.: G. P. Putnam & Son. called the attention of the world to the existence Riverside Magazine. May. of a poetry of which Hugh Miller once said to me The Giant.-White and Red (Mrs. H. C. Weeks). that the publication of it exercised a potent influ- - Tiny Brook (M. Angier Alden).—Philosophy of ence on the whole poetical literature of Europe." the Hoop (J. Abbott).--Young Virginians (Porte Napoleon was a great reader of “Ossian's Poems," Crayon). -Rambles in the City of the Grand Turk and the eldest son of his friend Bernadotte was (s. G. W. Benjamin).-To my Little Love.-One baptized by the name of Oscar, after one of Os- of Twenty Directions.-Wild Life of a Hunter in sian's poems. He lived to succeed his father, as South Africa; Chase of the Hartebeest (F.J. Mills) king of Sweden and Norway, by the title of “Oscar - To the Doodle-Bug (Mrs. Mary E. Nealy).–Fai the First."
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