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Laromiguière's lectures flew the spark, which seem to exclude the exertion of any infinence. It is lighted in his mind that perpetual tame before notorious that M. Cousin was intimate with Mme. which all the systems conceived by the most admi- Louise Colet. “M. Mignet admirably expressed the rable geniuses have passed during fifty years, and personal and seductive charm of the man, and which has lighted up all of them with its bright which was especially exerted in familiar conversalight. He said: “That day decided my whole tion; this word 'familiar' does not express M. life. It ravished me from my first studies. I am Cousin's conversation. His dash carried you away. not Malebranche; but I felt, in hearing M. Laromi- | There was a magnetic power in his glance, in his guière, what Malebranche is said to have felt on ardent dreamy eye, before which seemed incessantly opening, by accident, one of Descartes's treatises.' to pass the forest of philosophical systems; and his He went from the agreeable lessons of this first delicate mouth, with depressed corners, looked like master to the grave teaching of his second master. a bow bent to dart the eloquent arrow which pierces M. Royer Collard, in whom France was soon to find the soul. He added to what he said an actor's one of its generous orators, and the most statesman- gesticulation, which he managed with great art, like supporter of its reviving liberty, was, in 1814, even when he seemed to forget himself most. I Professor of Modern Philosophy. An intellect even cannot, despite myself, think of M. Cousin and the more powerful than extensive, profound rather than effect he produced by these external means without prolific, having learned enough and thought a great remembering a defunct professor of music (M. deal, M. Royer Collard conceived with vigor, spoke Colet), who possessed an admirable Provençal with imposing authority, wrote with austere éclat. head, black as Othello, although he had not the He bound questions tightly in the cable of his dia- latter's temperament. He had known M. Cousin, lectics, and struck, rather than swept away, by a and involuntarily aped his oratorical pantomime." laborious and magnificent eloquence, in which the You know what ridiculous letters M. Victor Hugo imagination gave relief to reason, and taste was writes. They are not only ridiculous, they are always visible in strength. Having taken under criminal, for they encourage the ambitious dreams his haughty patronage the sure truths of common of poetasters who, without this encouragement, sense as the observant and circumspect gepius of would earn their living by trade. He encourages Reid discovered, M. Royer Collard explained them them, not out of good nature, but from calculation, in his professor's chair, confirming, but not extend to enlist new recruits in his army of flatterers. A ing Reid's doctrines. A third master, the sagacious " low comedian," named Hamburger, has written observer of the phenomena of the will, M. Maine a sort of low jest-book called “Les Ajaxticides." de Biran, who explored the depths of the soul so He sent a copy of it to M. Victor Hugo, and receired far, taught M. Cousin to detect in all our knowledge, this letter of thanks : “Sir, I have received your and even in the simplest phenomena of conscious- book. I have read it. I thank you for it. You are ness, the share of voluntary activity, of that ac- too hunible. Laughter, when it attains these proportivity in which our individuality resides and mani- tions, is great. There are grotesque passages in fests itself. He passed most of his time in his Shakspeare. To laugh is to act. Aristophanes library, formed with such skilful knowledge and laughed, Rabelais laughed. Voltaire's langh is such delicate taste, then he consulted his great cold. Your laugh is frank. It consoles. Laugh. predecessors in philosophy, read the perfect works At your age Molière wrote .Le Docteur Amoureux.' of masters of literature, prepared his works, dic- The beam announces the effulgence. The sheptated walking, delighted to receive his friends, and herd's song at dawn precedes the laborer's chorus indulged in the most sprightly conversation. Who in daytime. You will write your Misanthrope. I that enjoyed it does not remember that animated, am with you.

Victor Hugo." lofty, fascinating conversation? A great wealth of The Government papers are attacking M. Sainteideas, an infinite variety of learning, a great origi- Beuve with virulence for writing in an opposition nality of language, and his dramatic movements, newspaper. M. Prevost-Paradol incidentally dewhich made it something like a performance, ren- fends him, saying: “ It was a piece of good fortune dered it as instructive as seductive. His glance, for a party singularly indigent in literature to be his speech, his gesture, his ideas-everything about able to inscribe sueh a name on its flag. The pubhim was animated. With a single companion, be- lic were even astonished by the slowness the Gov. fore an audience, in a drawing-room, nay, some- ernment showed in accepting M. Sainte-Beuve's adtimes in the street, he was always ready to talk, hesion, and in giving him a seat in the Senate; and and he could talk from morning to night, charming if I may be excused this personal souvenir, I would others without exhausting himself. He had a say that, far removed as I was then from M. Saintegreat deal of sprightliness, and he was always in Beuve's opinions, I myself was somewhat afflicted animated humor. An agreeable gayety mingled and offended for the sake of French letters that I playful suggestions with serious reflections, and he did not see him sit, since he was willing, in a chambroke a rather solemn tone by amusing sallies.” ber which the Constitution declared contained the

An enemy of M. Cousin replies to M. Mignet's eminent meu of France." eulogium by saying: “Cousin drove Bach to blow One of our newspapers tells this story: “A few out his brains by refusing to annul the order which nights since two gentlemen presented themselves at exiled him to the provinces. Cousin contributed the door of the Toulon Theatre. One of them, who to Gobert's suicide by exiling him to Orleans in wore the ribbon of the Legion of Honor in his coat order to give his chair in Paris to one of Cousin's button-hole, said to his companion: “You will see favorites. Cousin, by menacing Mme. Jouffroy with I ain not known.' He addressed the head checkthe recall of her pension, wrenched from her hus- taker, ‘Do you know me, madam ? “No, sir; ! band's will to mutilate it and change it. The have not that honor.' 'Did not I tell you so ? said avenging pages, the pages which branded Cousin he, forcing a laugh. The check-takers seriously with red-hot iron, exist, and will forever exist in wondered whether the stranger was not playing a the “Revue Independante.' They are sigued P. joke on them, when he added : •Madam, I am M. Leroux. Cousin is not the translator of Plato. He a dramatio author, and not an ordinary usurped the labors of poor young men.” I have man, and I have reason to be surprised that you read recently a very curious anecdote about M. do not know me.' The head check-taker became Cousin, which sets in strong light his influence upon instantly extremely polite, and offered M. - the men, here felt under circumstances which would | best seats in the theatre. The dramatio author re

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plied : No, thank you, madam ; I cannot admit I works was crowned by the French Academy. It am upkoown in a theatre where my pieces are is said his uncle, M. Mignet the historian, is of played, and I shall interdict you from hereafter opinion he has discovered the true secret of this playing my pieces.' He wrote his veto on one of historical enigma. Haydn sent, New Year's bis cards, gave it to the check-taker, bought two Day, 1806, his card to his intimate friend Abbé tiekets, remained a minute in the theatre, and quit- Stadler, chapel-master of St. Stephen's, Vienna. ted it like a whirlwind. The dramatic author's Haydn felt he was dying, and on his card wrote a agent would do well to send M.-'s photographs melancholy thema with two lines beneath: “Strength to all the provincial theatres for preservation for the forsakes me; the lyre will no longer vibrate in my future from similar annoyances." A few days icy fingers." Abbé Stadler at once sent Haydn afterwards this letter appeared in the same paper : his own card; op it was a thema of a triumphal * Sir, I am the gentleman who wore the ribbon of measure, and beneath it these two lines: “ Why the Legion of Honor in his coat button-hole,' who speak of your age? that which you have created played at Toulon the very laughable scene you shall never die. Haydn's name is immortal.” mentioned in your article yesterday; but you are A great deal of uneasiness has been felt here in misinformed ; I am not yet so stupid as to demand consequence of the mysterious disappearance of M. that my features shall be known throughout the d’Archiac, Professor of Palæontology at the Garden o 1 south of France. I did not content myself with Plants, and a member of the Academy of Sciences. showing my nose to the manageress of the theatre. He rose winter and summer between five and six I mentioned my name to her; and I was, I confess, o'clock A. M., and went to bed between ten and astonished that this name was not known in a eleven P. M. He always took his meals alone and theatre where my pieces have been played for at the same hour. He rarely quitted his house, trenty years, in a theatre whose manager had unless he had a lecture to deliver or a meeting of seseral times offered to enter into particular ar- the Academy of Sciences to attend. He spent his rangements with me. My companion, who thought whole time in his study. He quitted his home the proper to burn a little incense under my nose (in 23d of Dec. after dinner, without saying where he the provinces!), had accepted a bet that this name, was going, without baggage, and with only $20 in which he deigned to think so highly of, was not his pocket. The police searched everywhere in vain known to the head check-taker. He lost his bet. for him. It has recently been ascertained that he has Thereupon I had the whim of turning this incident taken refuge in La Grande Chartreuse Convent, to into a tease. After the piece On Demande Un hide under its cassock and silence the grief or Gouvernement' had been played, the stage-manager, whatever other secret oppressed his heart or head. #bo had made inquiries, offered me excuses. I pre- . .. There was a sale of autographs here a few tended to be wounded and indignant at the treat- days since; among the pieces sold were two curiment I had received, and I quitted the theatre, but ous papers, pamely: The original text of the proI quitted it to return again and ask a second time for clamation Gen. Iturbide addressed to the Mexican tickets at the office under the teasing pretext, I con- people the 29th Sept. 1821, when as yet he was less, that I had taken no check. All this was so only commander of the southern army; it was in completely a tease, and a mere tease, that I charged consequence of this proclamation that be was made my host, a frequenter of the theatre, to say to our president of the regency, and afterwards Emperor. dear manageress that I wished to amuse myself a The other curious paper was a letter from Emperor little, and was not the least in the world angry with Iturbide to Gen. Santa Anna. The letter was her. My commission was executed, and I am sure dated 220 July, 1822, the day after his coronation, she now regrets wbat she did. Now I beg you to and was quite affectionate. One could scarcely have rectify the statements, willingly authorizing you to thought that the friend to whom the letter was adpablish my name in fall upon condition that you are dressed would, in a few months after its date, have good enough to say what you think of this incident, been the leader of the insurrection which was to end as I am sure you will do, namely, that it is strange in the revolution which overthrew Iturbide's throne, a name like mine should be unknown in a city like and drove his family into exile.

G. S. Toulon, and that you were ill-informed when you believed the gentleman who wore the Legion of

NOTES ON BOOKS AND BOOKSELLERS. Honor' was astonished; his profile was not known

For the American Literary Gazette. everywbere in France. Make this little rectification, DEAR MR. EDITOR: In the GAZETTE for June 1st and you will do an act of justice, I pledge you my appears the following : "If Lord Macaulay had word of bonor, and, moreover, you will oblige a fu- manfully resisted the liberal pecuniary offers to tare friend,

TH. BARRIERE." write several biographies of illustrious political M. Pailleron, a rising young poet, son-in-law and literary men for the last edition of the Eocyof the editor and proprietor of the “ Revue des clopædia

Britannica,' he would probably have been Deux Mondes,” has written a comedy, “ Les Faux able to write an additional volume or two," &c. Menages,” which is extremely successful. It In justice to Lord Macaulay, I beg that you will was rumored lately that the government had seized insert the following lines from Mr. Adam Black's M. Lanfrey's “ History of Napoleon,” which is Preface to “ Biographies by Lord Macaulay conhostile to the first Emperor. It seems such a mea- tributed to the Encyclopædia Britannica, &c., sure was contemplated, but, upon further considera- Edin. 1860, 12mo. :tion, abandoned. ... The statue of Voltaire is to be 6. When these articles were written for the 'Enplaced in front of the Iustitute; it will be Houdon's cyclopædia Britannica,' Lord Macaulay had ceased famous statue in larger proportions. The subscrip- to write for the reviews or other periodicals, thongh lion to the statue amounted only to $7181 95. The often earnestly solicited to do so. It is entirely to subscription opened for Berryer's statue amounted his friendly feeling that I am indebted for those to $12,000 in a few days. : .. M. MariusjiTopin literary gems, which could not have been purchased is said to have discovered the identity of the "Man with money ; and it is but justice to his memory with the Iron Mask.” He was making some re- that I should record, as one of the many instances searches at the Archives, when he came upon papers of the kindness and generosity of his heart, that which revealed the secret. M. Topin is the he made it a stipulation of his contributing to the author of the panegyric of “ Cardinal de Retz''Encyclopædia’ that remuneration should not be so and “ L'Europe sous Louis XIV.," each of which much as mentioned ; and I know it was his inten

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tion, had he enjoyed sufficient health and oppor-| force the forfeiture. The fair construction of the tuvity, to have even increased the number of his clause referred to is, that upon proof to a Collector contributions."

S. A. A. of Customs that the person claiming them is the PHILADELPHIA Jupe 8, 1869.

owner of the copyright books, and has not consentRights OF AMERICAN COPYRIGHT PUBLISHERS. ed to their importation, it is the duty of that officer, We copy from the “ Cincinnati Express'' of the 4th on payment of the ad valorem duty imposed, at once inst. an important decision by Judge Leavitt in the to deliver possession to such owner. It clearly was United States District Court. The facts of the case not the intention of the act of 1831, designed, as it are stated in the opinion, which is as follows : evidently is, to guard the rights of American copy

There has been a verdict of forfeiture as to the right owners against foreign competition and foreign 78 cases of books originally seized as having been piracies, to require them to institute judicial proentered upon a false and fraudulent invoice, except ceedings in every case of importations, and establish as to 8 cases restored to the owners, Bell & Daldy, their rights by a judicial decree, before they could under the order of the Secretary of the Treasury. obtain possession of the books which the law deFive of the remaining cases were reserved from clares to be their property, at the moment of the imsale under the order of the Court made prior to the portation. Such a requirement would be opprestrial, as books for which copyrights had been se- sive, and would practically, in many cases, defeat cured by the owners in this country, and which the object of the statute. No copyright owner could had been reprinted in Great Britain. These books afford to take upon himself the expense and annoyare claimed in this case by the owners of the copy- ance of a judicial proceeding to establish his claim, rights, and the motion now made is for their deli- unless the importation was large ; nor is it supposavery to such owners. The question as to their ble that Congress intended to impose such a burden right to the possession of these books was reserved on such owner. for the further consideration of the Court, and has The views thus indicated, in the judgment of the been fully and ably argued by the counsel repre- Court, are sustained by what may be supposed to senting the United States and the owners of the have been the intention of Congress in providing copyrights.

for the positive and unconditional forfeiture to În behalf of the Government it is strenuously owners of the copyrights of foreign reprints imurged that as these five cases of books have been ported into this country without the consent of the condemned by the verdict of the jury and the judg- owners. There is, unfortunately, no international ment of the Court as having been entered by Shaw copyright law regulating the rights of authors and at a fraudulent undervaluation, their forfeiture is publishers, and guarding against piracies. There effective in behalf of the United States, and the title is neither in Great Britain nor the United States any of the Government is not divested or affected by the law prohibiting the publication and sale of copyprovisions of the Copyright Act of the 3d of Februa- right books published in either country. Free trade ry, 1831. On the other hand, it is insisted that in authorship seems to be the settled policy of both. under the operation of the 6th section of said act While it inay be true that American publishers the right of the United States under the judgment and copyright owners are not, in the main, the of forfeiture is waived or yielded in behalf of the greatest sufferers from this policy, the Congress of owners of the copyrights, and that they are entitled the United States, in its legislation, has clearly in. to the immediate possession of the books, as for- tended, as far as practicable, to protect them against feited to them.

foreign competition and literary piracies. And The question thus presented is a new one in this with this laudable intent, the provision referred to Court; nor have any cases been cited by counsel for the forfeiture of books brought into this country directly bearing upon it, or which can aid the Court in violation of their rights, has been enacted. It in its conclusions. Its solution depends on the effect is not supposable that Congress intended in any to be given to the 6th section of the Copyright Act case, by the rigid enforcement of its revenue laws, of 1831, which declares, among other things, " That to defeat rights secured to them by this provision if any person shall import any copy of a copyright of law. Yet this would be the effect of enforcing book, without the consent of the owner, or sell the the doctrine that because the United States have a same, knowing it to be so imported, such person decree of forfeiture against these books for a fraud, shall forfeit such book to the owner, and shall forfeit in which these copyright owners had no participaand pay fifty cents for every sheet found in his pos- tion, and are in no way responsible, they should be session."

divested of their right of property. To avoid such It seems to the Court clear that under the ope- a result, it seems to the Court more consonant with ration of the laws of the United States all books reason and justice to hold that the Copyright Act of imported at a fraudulent undervaluation, including 1831 has, in effect and by a fair construction, foreign reprints of American copyright works, are waived any right on the part of the Government to subject to forfeiture; and after a judicial judgment enforce the decree of forfeiture against these books. establishing the fraud, the forfeiture has relation But it is proper to add that, in the view of the back to the time when the fraud was committed. Court, the books are not exempted from the pay. And it results that the title of the United States to ment of the ad valorem duty imposed by law. This the books thus forfeited is perfect from the moment duty must be paid by the copyright owners before the fraud is perpetrated. But the question is the delivery of the books to them. whether the title thus vested in the United States I may also add that, in the decision of this quesis not superseded by the clause in the 6th section of tion, probably not clear of doubt, I have not had the Copyright Act, declaring “that copyright books such a sense of responsibility as under other cir. wrongfully imported to the injury of the owners cumstances I should have felt. Its decision does shall be absolutely forfeited to them.” The statute not affect, practically, either the interest of the makes no distinction between copyrighted books United States or of the claimants. It is, in effect, imported in fraud of the revenue law, and such as only a question whether the books shall be delivered are not obnoxious to its penalty. The provision is to the claimants under the authority of the Court broad and unqualified, " that they shall be for- or that of the Secretary of the Treasury. If the feited to their owners.” And I can not concur with conclusion of the Court had been against its right counsel that to make the forfeiture complete and to order the books to be delivered to the claimants, effective there must be a judicial proceeding to en. I there is no reason to doubt that the head of the

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Treasury Department would have made such ansons working on the Cavé system of drawing, eight order, on presentation of the facts to him. But I specimens of the proper apparatus, consisting of can see no legal necessity for remitting these claim. framed gauzes with stands, French crayons, paper, ants to that remedy.

etc., and a series of outline designs adapted to the In reference to the claim of S. G. Hubbard, auc- method. Dingelstedt's “ Amazon," published by tioneer, who advanced $3000 on the books, Judge this house, has since been issued in England, and Leavitt said : " It is in testimony that, at the time is reviewed in a very laudatory manner by the of this advance, Hubbard had no knowledge of any “Athenæum ;' and another of their publications, fraad having been committed, and, moreover, it was “Anne Severin,” issued here at $1.50, has been before any proceedings were instituted for the con- published in London in three volumes at a guinea demnation of the books. Therefore, the advance and a half, equal to about ten dollars in greenbacks. was made in good faith, and he had a just lien on the property.”

Henry C. LEA.-In treating of the celibacy of the The Judge then cited cases in which the United clergy, in his late work on the History of European States Courts had decided that any just lien on

Morals, from Augustus to Charlemagne,” the author, property before the Government had made election W. E. H. Lecky, speaks thus of the great work of

our townsman:to proceed to condemn and forfeit, might be paid

“ This subject has recently been treated with very out of the property. He therefore had no hesitation in ordering that Mr. Hubbard's claim be allowed. great learning and with admirable impartiality by

an American author, Mr. Henry C. Lea, in his . HisSCRIBNER, WELFORD & Co.-The first, second, third, tory of Sacerdotal Celibacy' (Philadelphia, 1867), and fourth volumes of the Library Edition of the which is certainly one of the most valuable works Collected Works of Thomas Carlyle, carefully re-that America has produced. Since the great hisrised by the author, are now ready. In these

tory of Dean Milman, I know no work in English volumes are comprised “Sartor Resartus,” and which has thrown more light on the moral condi** The French Revolution." On the 15th of July tion of the middle ages, and none which is more Dext, “ The Life of Schiller" will be published. fitted to dispel the gross illusions concerning that Volume VI. is to be ready on the 15th of August ; period which Positive writers, and writers of a cerand a new volume will appear regularly thereafter, tain ecclesiastical school, havo conspired to suson the 15th of each month.

tain." Messrs. CLAxton, REMSEN & HAFFELFINGBR have B. WESTERMANN & Co., New York, announce to in press, and will shortly publish, a new novel en be published this day “ The Yosemite Guide-Book," titled " Agnes Graham,” by Filia, author of " Lucia an elegantly printed and illustrated volume, deDare," " Recollections of H. W. Allen," &c. scriptive of the Yosemite Valley, accompanied with

WILLIAX Wood & Co., New York, have one of minutely detailed and accurate maps of the region the most extensive stocks of scientific and medical described. They also publish volume second of the books in the country. With a large and varied

“ Palæontology of California," and " Maps of the list of their own publications they combine a heavy Vicinity of the Bay of San Francisco." importation of new and standard English scientific The new periodical, entitled “ The Journal of the Forks. Among the latter are the two great works Gynæcological Society of Boston,” the first number of London-the “Encyclopædia of Agriculture," of which is to be published on the 1st of July, by and the “Encyclopædia of Plants." There is an James Campbell, 18 Tremont Street, Boston, is enterprise and activity in this house which it is a likely to prove a valuable accession to our medical pleasure to note.

literature. The issue of the work, managed as it MBSSRS. J. B. LIPPINCOTT, of Philadelphia, have will be by so accomplished a corps of collaborators established an agency in New York City, in the as Drs. Winslow Lewis, Horatio R. Storer, and Broome Street publishing locality, next door to George H. Bixby, is awaited with considerable inMessrs. Leypoldt & Holt, near Messrs. Felt & Dil

terest. lingham, Hurd & Houghton, and F. J. Huntington

MessRS. LINDSAY & BLAKISTON, Philadelphia, & Son, and within a block or two of a dozen other announce the recent issue, by special arrangement honses. They propose to keep there a full stock of with the author, of Prof. J. Soelberg Wells' «Treasamples, and to thus enable their New York cus- tise on Diseases of the Eye,” illustrated by ophthaltomers, as well as country customers in that city, to moscopic plates done in chromo-lithography, and examine, buy, and subscribe with promptitude and engraved on wood. The author ranks among the convenience.

very highest living ophthalmologists. The list of JAMES MILLER has printed a new edition of Mr. valuable medical publications of this house is

varied and extensive. Arthur Helps' favorite work,“ Friends in Council,” which had been quite out of the market.

J. W. Bouton, New York, has just issued a G. P. Putnam & Son are preparing to print collection of imported books, in various departments

Priced Catalogue, No. 26, of a large and valuable " Letters from the East,” by the veteran poet and of literature. In this catalogue his extensive stock littérateur, William Callen Bryant, with illustra- is offered at considerably reduced prices. tions ; "The Greenhouse as a Winter Garden," by H. Field, with an introduction by Mr. Bryant ; J. B. LIPPINCOTT & Co. are now publishing “The "Journals in England, and Familiar Letters,” by Reason Why Series,” which embraces a number of Mrs. Nathaniel Hawthorne, a lady who, we believe, practical works of reference on popular subjects. has not before appeared in literature in her own This series has had a very large sale in England. Dame; a series of books on Popular Science, by The volumes are 12mo., many of which are illusthat favorite and spirited writer, Professor Schele trated and neatly bound. de Vere; and “The Countess Ghisela," by E. Marlitt, The same firm has also just issued a uniform the anthor of “The Old Mam’selle's Secret.” Mr. 18mo. edition of the following standard juveniles: Theodore Irving is condensing for the same firm his "Robinson Crusoe,” “Sandford and Merton,” “Æsop's "Life and Letters of Washington Irving,” from four Fables,' “ Pilgrim's Progress," and “ Evenings at yolumes into three, to be included in the Knicker- Home." These volumes are illustrated, and are boeker” and “ Riverside” edition of Irving's works. printed with care, and they make an exceedingly Messrs. Patnam have imported, for the use of per- neat series at a moderate price.

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HENRY CAREY BAIRD, of Philadelphia, is constantly | in itself does not, perhaps, furnish matter of objecaugmenting his list of industrial publications. The tion. But there are in it two glaring defects. It " Painter, Gilder, and Varnisher's Companion” has does not, in the first place, do justice to the Roman reached its thirteenth edition.

attempts at philosophizing, which is not, in itself, E. Steiger, New York, offers to the trade, in our Romans added nothing to strict philosophy.

a matter of very serious objection, inasmuch as the

But, advertising columns, a valuable list of German in the second place, it passes over the scholastics of school books for elementary instruction, prepared the Middle Ages. The student must resort to Erdexpressly for use in the American market.

man, Ueberweg, Stoeckel, or Kaulich among the GerMessrs. John E. Potter & Co., of this city, are mans, Rouseelot or Haurcau among the French, or about adding to their stock a new Pictorial Family Maurice among the English, for an exposition of the Bible, containing upwards of one thousand illus- mission and spirit of scholastic philosophy.

This trations, exhibiting the topography, antiquities, last omission is a great defect. A half dozen pages manners, customs, costumes, &c. of the Israelites from the later Alexandrians to Descartes cannot of olden time. It will form a volume of fifteen be allowed to bridge over so long and so fruitful hundred pages.

an interval. With such a glaring omission in Rev. JAMES H. Brookes, D. D., author of “How Schwegler, it cannot be denied but that we still to be Saved, or the Sinner Directed to the Saviour,” need some other work to reproduce for us the conhas just completed a manuscript on the theme “May tinuity of philosophic thought. The whole body Christians Dauce ?" J. W. McIntyre, St. Louis, of patristic and scholastic philosophy is practically will publish it immediately, in duodecimo.

ignored by Schwegler. Dr. D. G. BRIXTON, one of the editors of the

MERSRS. J. B. LIPPINCOTT & Co. will shortly issue “Medical and Surgical Reporter," published in this the first part of their “ Dictionary of Universal city, announces, as ready for the press, his new Biography and Mythology." The editor, Dr. J. work, “ A Guide Book of Florida and the South Thomas, has been engaged on the work, with an Atlantic States," especially designed for tourists and able corps of assistants, during the past twenty invalids. It will be issued about Angust, and years. The amount of labor and research employed will contain full information on the soil

, climate, in its preparation has hardly been equalled by that accommodations, &c. of Florida, with several bestowed on any work recently issued from the chapters expressly for invalids, informing them

press. what cases will probably be benefited by a change The same publishers have in course of preparato that region.

tion a new edition of “Our Own Birds," a familiar SALE OF A PRIVATE LIBRARY.-W. B. Keen & Cook, Natural History of the Birds of the United States, Chicago, have for sale a private library, containing by William L. Baily, revised and edited by Edward a number of valuable and scarce books, consisting D. Cope. The work has been out of print for some almost exclusively of rare and curious works, first time, and the new issue will undoubtedly supply editions, early English black letter, fine specimens a real want. It is liberally illustrated. from the Aldus and Elzevir presses, manuscript

There is now on view, in Liverpool, as we obmissals, large paper and Iudia paper copies, etc. The catalogue (pp. 56) is priced, and consists of serve by an English advertisement, " The fine and 229 items, including a number of works which are

long-lost Picture by West, executed about 1802, most prized by collectors. The collection of Elzevir 'The Deliverance of St. Peter from Prisou.'" classics is quite full, as is that of the Oxford clas

There probably is a new English Encyclopædia sics, English, and the works of Dibdin. We notice on the tapis, for in a London påper is an advertisealso a copy of “The Works of our Ancient and ment of " Required for the various departments of Learned English poet Geffrey Chaucer," newly an Encyclopædia, editors of reputation for Natural printed, London, Adam Islip, 1602.

History, Geography, Natural Science, Sports, and

the Bible." SCHWEGLER's HISTORY OF Philosophy.-One of the most popular hand-books of the History of Philoso

“LUKE LIMNER,” which may be seen on the titlephy used in Germany is that of Dr. Albert Schweg- pages of several works upon the Fine Arts, is the ler. It was translated in this country in 1856 by London artist.

nom de plume of Mr. John Leighton, a well-kuown Mr. Julius H. Seelye, and published by D. Appleton & Co., New York, with an introductory note by

“MANFRED,” which Lord Byron never intended Henry B. Smith, D). D., and has passed through for the stage, has been reproduced in London, with several editions. We have been furnished with a

Mr. Phelps in the principal character. It was very translation of the same work by James Hutchinson

successful. Stirling, LL. D., author of “The Secret of Hegel," In the second edition of Vols. III, and IV. of etc., published by Edmunston & Daylers, Edinburgh, “ Kinglake's Invasion and War of the Crimea,” the which appeared originally in September, 1867, and, author has added a reply to Sir John Burgoyne's in a second edition, in February, 1868. Mr. Stir- animadversions. ling says that his translation has been executed

The next meeting of the British Association for without seeing that of Mr. Seelye, and is absolute the Advancement of Science is to commence at independence of it, and that he is informed by the Exeter on the 18th of August. German publisher that the American translation follows the first German edition, while his own is a

Scott's “Marmion,” slightly cut down, has been reproduction of the fifth edition, which contains a

got up, in London, as a work for the use of schools. variety of improvements and additions. It is said

MADAME GEORGE Sand is said to have written the that 20,000 copies of the Gernan issue have already libretto of “La Petite Fadette," an opera composed been sold, which must be regarded as a rare event by M. Sardou on, or out of, the tale so named, by in the case of a rigorously scientific book, and the Madame. best proof of its excellence. Mr. Stirling has “Under Two Flags,” a sensation romance by the added to the original text about one hundred and lady who writes herself “ Ouida,” has been conthirty pages of annotations, and an index. The verted into a drama under the title of “ Fire-fly," work, so far as it goes, seems to be an excellent one. and played at the Surrey Theatre, Londou. It sucIt is written from an Hegelian stand-point, which ceeded as a military spectacle only.

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