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of the United States, on receipt of the price. Harper's Catalogue, with Classified Index of Contents, sent by mail on receipt of Five Cents, or,

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THE ANDES AND THE AMAZON; or, Across the Con- SKETCHES OF CREATION : A Popular View of some

tinent of South America By JAMES ORTON, M. A., Professor of the Grand Conclusions of the Sciences in reference to the of Natural History in Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N. Y., History of Matter and of Life. Together with a Statement and Corresponding Member of the Academy of Natural Sci of the latimations of Science respectivg the Primordial Coaences, Philadelphia. With a New Map of Equatorial America dition and the Ultimate Destiny of the Earth and tbe solar and numerous Illustrations. Crown 8vo., cloth, $2.

System. By ALEXANDER WincheLL, LL.D., Professor of Professor Orton, commissioned by the Smithsonian Insti.

Geology, Zoology, and Botany in the University of Michigan,

and Director of the State Geological Survey. With Illastra. tute, headed an expedition across the continent of South Ame. rica. They ascended the western slope of the Andes to Quito ;

tions. 12mo., cloth, $2. (Next week.) thence they descended the eastern slope on foot, until they “A popular exposition of the leading facts and principles reached the Napo, one of the great tributaries of the Amazon. of the natural history of the earth. It is unlike any work in Down this river they paddled in a capoe for five hundred miles the English language in the union of exact scientific statemeots to the Amazon, wbich they followed for two thousand miles with rhetorical illustrations and poetical beauty. The whole to its mouth. of the immense region thus traversed, hitherto range of geological research is described in a style of remarš. almost unknown-in every respect, whether as regards the in able vividness and force, retaining only so much of the techol. terest of the subject or the manner of treatment-Professor cal nomenclature as is essential to accuracy of detail. Though Orton's book is a valuable accession to our store of geographi. expressly intended for popular reading, it sacrifices nothing to cal knowledge.

effect, aod is wholly free from the superficiality and sentimetHIRELL. A Novel. By the Author of “ Abel Drake's talism which are usually found in the attempts to reduce the

conclusions of science to the level of common minds. It berer Wife,"

"" Bound to the wheel,” “Martin Pole," &c. 8vo., lets itself down to popular comprehension, but trusts to the Paper, 50 cents.

force of its expositions and the aptness of its illastrations for TENNYSON'S COMPLETE POEMS. With numerous its hold on the mass of readers. Deeply imbued with the bold

Illustrations and Three Characteristic Portraits. New Edi- and critical spirit of modern physical science, it is also protion. 8vo., paper, 50 cents; Cloth, $1.

foundly religious, though without cant or doginatism. While ADVENTURES OF CALEB WILLIAMS. By WILLIAM it accepts the results of the freest investigation, it makes no Godwix, Esq., Anthor of “St. Leon," "Cloudesley,” &c. of faith. Few works combine so extensive a range of infurma

suggestion- adapted to shock the timid conservative in matters Complete in One Volume. 16mo., Paper, 37 cents.

tion with so great popular interest. Many of its disclosures, KITTY. A Novel. By M. BETHAM EDWARDS, Author though founded on rigid scientific deduction, have almost the

of “Doctor Jacob,” “A Winter with the Swallows," &c. effect of sensational fiction." 8vo., Paper, 50 cents.

HAYDN'S DICTIONARY OF DATES, relating to all OLD TESTAMENT SHADOWS OF NEW TESTAMENT

Agos and Nations. For Uciversal Reference. Edited by BexTRUTHS. By LYMAN ABBOTT, Author of " Jesus of Nazareth: JAMIN VINCENT, Assistant Secretary and Keeper of the Lihis Life and Teachings," &c. Beautifully Ilustrated from brary of the Royal Institution of Great Britain ; and Revised Designs by Doré, Delaroche, Durham, and Parsons. Ele. for the Use of American Readers. Svo., cloth, $5; sheep, $6. gantly printed on toned paper. 8vo., cloth, bevelled edges, $3 ; Gilt edges, $3 50.

COMFORT'S GERMAN COURSE. A German Course, BOUND TO JOHN COMPANY; or, the Adventures and

adapted for use in Colleges, High Schools, and Academies. Misadventures of Robert Ainsleigh. With Illustrations.

By Geo. F. Comfort, Professor of Modern Languages and 8vo., Paper, 75 cents.

Æsthetics in Alleghany College, Meadville, Pa. 1210., cloth, THE POLAR WORLD: A Popular Description of Man

and Nature in the Arctic and Antarctic Regions of the Globe. A GREEK GRAMMAR FOR BEGINNERS. By WilBy Dr. G. HARTWIG, Author of "The Sea and its Living Won.

LIAM HENRY Waddell. Professor of Ancient Laoguages in ders," "The Harmonies of Nature," and "The Tropical

the University of Georgia. 16mo., cloth, $1. World.” With Additional Chapters and 163 Hlustrations. PLAUTUS. T. Macci Plauti Captivi, Trinummus, et 8vo., cloth, bevelled edges, $3 75.

Rudens. With English Notes, Critical and Explanatory. By MY ENEMY'S DAUGHTER. A Novel By JUSTIN C. 8. HARRINGTON, M. A., Professor of Latin in the Wesleyaa

McCarthy, Author of "The Waterdale Neighbors." Illus University. 12mo., cloth, $1 25. trated. 8vo., Paper, 75 cents.

WILD SPORTS OF THE WORLD: A Book of Natural MISS MITFORD'S LIFE AND LETTERS. The Life History and Adventure. By JAMES GREENWOOD. Author of

of Mary Russell Mitford, Authoress of “Our Village," &c. "The Adventures of Reuben Davidger," " The True History Told by Herself in Letters to Her Friends. With Anecdotes of a Little Ragamuffin," "The Seven Curses of London," de. and Sketches of her most celebrated Contemporaries. Edi With 147 Illustrations. Crowa 8vo., cloth, $2 50.

ted by Rev. A. G. K. L'ESTRANGE. 2 vols. 12mo., cloth, $3 50. THE HISTORY OF JOSEPH BONAPARTE, King of THE MINISTER'S WIFE. A Novel. By MRS. OLI. Naples and of Italy. By Jons S. C. ABBOTT, Author of The

PHANT, Author of "Chronicles of Carlingford," "Perpetual History of Napoleon Bonaparte," "The French Revolution," Curate," " Life of Edward Irving,” “Browulows" " Agnes," &c. 16mo., cloth, $1 20. Uniform with Abbott's Illustrated &c. 8vo., Paper, 75 cents.

Histories. LORD LYTTON'S ODES AND EPODES OF HORACE. UPHAM'S MENTAL PHILOSOPHY: embracing the

The Odes and Epodes of Horace A Metrical Translation into Three Departments of the Intellect, Sensibilities, and Will. English. With Introduction and Commentaries.

By LORD

By Thos. C. UPHAM, D. D., Professor of Mental and Moral LYTTON. With Latin Text from the Editions of Orelli, Mac Philosophy in Bowdoin College. In Two Volumes. Vol. I. leane, and Yonge. 12mo., cloth, $1 75.

Intellect, Language ; Vol. II. Sensibilities, Will. LOST IN THE JUNGLE. Narrated for Young People,

cloth, $1 76 per volume. By PAUL B. De Chaillo, Author of " Discoveries in Equato- THE ROMANCE OF SPANISH HISTORY. By JOHN rial Africa," "Wild Life under the Equator," "Journey to SC. ABBOTT, Author of "The French Revolution," "The Ashango Land," "Stories of the Gorilla Country," &c. With History of Napoleon Bonaparte," &c. With Ulustration, numerous engravings. 12mo., cloth, $1 75,

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one which would at least have the advantage of Londox, January 16, 1870. being beyond the power of any one to disprose. While still standing under the shadow of New Prophecy, however, is not within our province, Year's Day, let me quote from the “ The Publisher's which is rather that of humbly chronicling facts Circular” (London), which was published after ! beyond dispute. Any way, it may be interesting mailed my last letter, an interesting review of -possibly it may be useful—to our readers to look 1869:

back upon the long road of which we have now “ Inferences drawn from the mere number of completed one more stage, and note what strikes us publications issued in England, would convey no- among the books of the past year. In the way of tions of the publishing activity in this country Poetry and Belles-Lettres we had the Poet Lauwhich any one on reflection might perceive to be reate's · Holy Grail,' completing his great series of

For instance, the number of publica- Arthurian legends; Mr. Morris?• Earthly Paradise ;' tions issued in the United States in one year is Mr. Robert Lytton's volume containing his poem of returned only at about one-half the number issued Orval,' with some minor pieces ; Mr. Mathew Arin England. On the other hand, the number of nold's two volumes of his collected poems; Mr. works published annually in Germany is estimated Gladstone's “Juventus Mundi ;' Mr. Ruskin's study at over 12,000, or nearly three times the number on the “Greek Myths of Cloud and Storm ;' Mr. published here. Again, the annual pumber of Mathew Arnold's essay on Culture and Anarchy,' French publications actually registered is always which, originally published in chapters in the considerably greater, indeed, more than twice as 'Cornhill Magazine,' was republished early in the much as our number. But to conclude from this year with a long explanatory preface; and Mr. Ralthat German publishers issue three times as many ston's translation from .Krilof,' with a memoir of books, French publishers twice as many, and Ameri- the Russian fabulist. Among the Scientific books can publishers only half as many as ourselves, deserving mentiou are Prof. Owen's concluding rolwould be certainly incorrect. Every one knows, ume of his great work on the · Anatomy of Vertefor example, that there is at least as much reading brated Animals ; Mrs. Somerville's book on 'Molein the United States as in England, nor can there cular and Microscopic Science;' Prof. Phillips' be a doubt that under our perfectly free system- monograph on · Vesuvius,' which is in some degree our literature being happily exempt, not only from an historical work; Mr. Mill's edition of his father's political restrictions, but even from fiscal burdens work on the · Phenomena of the Human Mind,' to – book publishing must be, notwithstanding these which Prof. Bain, Mr. Findlater, Mr. Grote, and the figures, at least as active here as on the other side editor, all contributed illustrative and critical notes; of the channel. And again, although primary edu- Prof. Beale's work on Protoplasm ;' Mr. Cecil cation is far more generally diffused in Germany, Smith's · Birds of Somersetshire;' Sir Francis Head's or at least in Northern Germany, than here, it can Royal Engineer,' with its scheme for improvements hardly be beliuved that Germau presses really per- in our military education ; the little work on form three times the work of our own. In the case Labor' (properly belonging to Political Economy), of France, we know very well that the severity of by Mr. Thornton, whose . Plea for Peasant Propriethe press laws com pels an infinite number of insig- tors' is well-known from Mr. Mill's commendations; nificant sheets, of a kind which here are over- Mr. Bleek's Comparative Grammar of the South looked, to come under formal registration, and to African Languages ;' and Mr. Ferrar's 'Comparative be regularly described by titles which look impos- Grammar of Sanskrit, Greek, and Latin.' In the ing, and which, at all events, count in the enu- field of Biography we have noted Mr. John Fors. meration of the works of the year. In the United ter's “Life of Walter Savage Landor;' Mr. Lee's States the facts are, we believe, the other way. Life of Defoe,' with the numerous hitherto un. Doubtless the Gerinan case, after allowing for the known writings of Defoe, which that gentleman notorious circumstance that the Germans are above has brought to light; Sir John Coleridge's Memoir all a reading people, is susceptible to some degree of John Keble ;' Mr. Gilbert's Life of Lucrezia of a similar explavation. Really to determine Borgia,' which sets in a new light the character of where publishing is most active, and what people, that notorious lady; Sir Edward Cust's additional in proportion to their number, read most, it would instalment of Lives of Warriors of the Sevenbe necessary to know the comparative quantity of teenth Century;' Prof. Veitch's · Memoir of Sir printed matter issued, for obviously one title in William Hamilton;' Mr. Hawkin's “Life of Edmund our book list may really represent a thousand times Kean ;' Mr. Salter's • Diary and Correspondence of as much book publishing as some others. In short, Henry Crabb Robinson ;' Miss Harriet Parr's · Life with the statistician a book is a book, and a col- of Joan of Aro ;' Mr. Woolrych's · Lives of Einilection of sermons of some modern Parson Adams, nent Sergeants-at-Law ;' Miss Harriet Martineau's as well entitled to augment the sum total as a vol- volume of Biographical Sketches ;' Dr. Hook's ume like Mr. Smiles' Self-Help, which sells many further instalment of 'Lives of the Archbishops thousands every year of its existence. After all, of Canterbury ;'Mr. Andrew's 'Life of Oliver Crom. we have the substantial fact that English authors well;' the "Autobiography of Flora Macdonald,' and publishers have actually added this year to edited by her granddaughter; Mr. Sutherland Ed. the never-ending catalogue of English books no less ward's Life of Rossini. In the kindred subject a number than 3253 new books and 1319 new edi. of History, the boundaries between which and biotions; and this not to speak of the enormous num-graphy it is often difficult to define, we remark ber of serials and periodical publications which Prof. Thorold Rogers' two volumes of Historical have of late years taken so rapid a development. Sketches ;' Mr. Lecky's History of European Doubtless, as the unphilosophical observer of 1769 Morals,' a work which bas already taken rank as a may have seen in the meagre book-list of that high authority; Mr. Cobbe's History of the Nortime, many works which appeared to him likely man Kings,' from a new collection of the old chroto enjoy fame at least to our days, so now it would nicles; Mr. Freeman's new volume of his · History be difficult to read over our lists of this year with of the Norman Conquest ;' Mr. Hepworth Dixon's out feeling that some at least of these must be · Historical Episodes in connection with the Tower;' destined to live for a period which, after all, is not Mr. Fergussou’s work on the curious subject of beyond the possible life of a man. And no doubt · Tree and Serpent Worship in India ;' Mr. Howitt's we could make out a strong case in their behalf, or volume of historical and biographical gossip in

MAR. 1, 1870.

connection with Hampstead, Highgate, and other is, that every detached portion should contain a northern heights of London ; Mr. Rawson Gardi- certain amount of incident and excitement. There ner's two volumes upon • Prince Charles and the is probably not one of Sir Walter Scott's novels Spanish marriage,' in which new materials are em- which conld be dissected and published in this ployed from the State papers of Simaneas, Venice, piecemeal way. Take, for a further example, one and Brussels ; Mr. Story's 'Life and Remains of of Hawthorne's novels—say his beautiful story of Prof. Lee,' with Mrs. Oliphant's introduction ; Mr. the House with the Seven Gables,' in which Bailie Cochrane's · Francis the First,' and other sometimes chapter after chapter, though almost historical studies ; Mr. Mathew Browne's 'Chau- destitute of incident, is artistically contrived to cer's England ;'Sir Edward Creasy's first instal- produce in the mind of the reader certain impresment of his ' History of England,' which is in- sions of awe and wonderment, disposing it to lend tended to occupy five volumes ; Mr. F. W. New- faith to the incidents which follow; and is it not man's volume of ‘Miscellavies,' chiefly consisting evident that if such a novel had been written for of addresses, academical and historical ; Mr. Ellis's division into thirty portions, to be read week by • Antiquities of Heraldry ;' and Miss Jane Williams' week, the conditions under which the author planned * History of Wales.' But not the least important his story must have been altogether altered, with of the historical works of the year are the volumes the result of producing a work of a lower class ? of calendars, or descriptive catalogues of our State The extreme cheapvess of our serials, however, will papers, which have from time to time been issued probably suffice to maintain the system of publishunder the system which we owe to Sir John Ro- ing fictions in this way. Nor can we hope for much milly, the Master of the Rolls, and which practi- encouragement for writers who disdain to cultivate cally for the first time renders accessible those the arts of the weekly story-spinner, unless we valuable stores of historical information. Among should be so fortunate as to obtain international travellers who have contributed to enliven our copyright with the United States, by which the field winter firesides we find Mr. and Mrs. Petherick, of patronage for both English and American vovelwhose . Travels in Central Africa,' though unfortu-ists would be doubled, with, as we believe, the best Dately intermixed with a paiuful controversy, form results for the interests of literature. These oban interesting contribution to our knowledge of servations will not have prepared our readers to that once mysterious continent; we had also Mr. receive any very favorable report of the novels of Freshfield's : Travels in the Central Caucasus ;' Mr. the past year; nor, indeed, have we noted many Wallace's 'Malay Archipelago ;' Mr. Sala's · Rome that can be said to have really secured a hold upon and Venice ;' Mr. W. A. Bell's 'New Tracks in public attention. Some few, however, are worth a North America ; Mr. Masterman's “Narrative of mention, amongst which are Mr. Charles Lever's Seven Years in Paraguay ;' and Mr. Loch's per- novelette, entitled “That Boy of Norcott's,' from sonal narrative of Occurrences during Lord Elgin's the “Cornhill Magazine ;' Mr. Henry Kingsley's Second Embassy to China.' Besides these we have Stretton ;' Mr. Anthony Trollope's He Knew Ho had a pamber of publications arising out of the was Right ;' Mrs. Henry Wood's Roland Yorke ;' Abyssinian War, of which we may mention Mr. Mr. Whyte Melville's novel with the eccentric title Rassam’s ‘ Narrative of his Captivity ;' the narra- of 'M. or N. ;' Mr. T. A. Trollope's "Garstangs of tive of Mr. Stern, the Missionary ; and Mr. Clement Garstang;' Miss Sarah Tytler's · Noblesse Oblige ;' Markham's ‘History of the Expedition.'

Miss A. B. Edwards's Debenham's Vow ; Mrs. If there is a class of books in which there is, as S. C. Hall's · Fight with Faith ;' Mr. F. W. Robcompared with former years, anything like a decline, inson’s • For Her Sake ;' • Meta's Faith,' by the it is undonbtedly in fiction. That the demand for author of 'St. Olaves ; Mrs. Cudlip's (better novels, at least in the orthodox three-volume form, known as Miss Annie Thomas) · False Colors' and has of late fallen off is a fact perfectly well known Only Herself;' Mr. Albany Fonblanque's Cat to all who are engaged in this class of publishing. Adrift ;' Mr. Blackmore's "Lorra Doone;' Mrs. Undoubtedly the system of the circulating library, Oliphant's novel, The Minister's Wife ;' Mr. Walwhich is almost peculiar to this country, has some ter Thornbury's Vicar's Courtship;' Mr. Mcthing to do with the comparatively poor reward Carty's “My Enemy's Daughter;' Mr. Wm. Gilaccruing to English novelists. The enormous sums bert's “Sir Thomas Branston ;' David Lloyd's secured by M. Victor Hugo for a story would cer- Last Will,' by Hesba Stretton; Mr. Le Fanu's tainly be impossible in this country in the case of Wyvern Mystery;' Mrs. Steele’s ‘So Runs the a work brought forth, like The Misérables,' or World Away,' whicb originally appeared in the "The Toilers of the Sea,' for example, in volumes pages of Once A Week; and the Baroness Blaze -the fact being, that the French readers buy novels, de Burg's . Love the Avenger,' from the same periwhile English readers, as a rule, merely hire them. odical. In theological literature we had Dr. NewIt is obvious that while one copy of a work of man's 'History of his Religious Opinions ;' Mr. fiction among us is sufficient to supply the needs of James Martineau's new series of essays in theology a great many readers, a very slight increase in the and philosophy ; Mr. Baring-Gould's first volume of number annually published may suffice to glut the a' History of the Origin and Development of Remarket, and to lead to a competition for the patron- ligious Belief;' Dean Alford's volume of • Essays age of the circulating libraries, injurious to the and Addresses,' which are chiefly on church subinterests of the publisher and the author, avd ulti-jects ; Prof. Max Müller's translation, with explamately, as we believe, to that of the public them- nations, of the sacred poems of the Brahmin's (of selves; for what even sentimentalists may say to which only one volume is as yet published); Mr. the contrary, even genius itself may be depressed Bailey Denton's Commentary on the Epistles ;' and discouraged by the prospect of an insufficient and Mr. Hare Townsend's Religious Opinions,' reward for its labor. Something of the change we published as directed by his will, with a preface by have remarked is, no doubt, due to the very great Mr. Charles Dickens, his executor. Lastly, in the extension of the system of publishing works of way of political works, we note Mr. Clode's book fiction in the first instance in the pages of a peri- on the Administration and Government of the odical ; a fashion which has undoubtedly its evil Military Forces of the Crown;' and in works reeffects on the higher class of fiction, which fre- lating to art, Sir Charles Eastlake's new volume of quently cannot be adopted without injury to a plan his. Materials for a History of Oil Painting;' and of publication, the inexorable condition of which Mr. Dutton Cook's volume of 'Essays upon Art in

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England,' which both in their critical and biogra- Calcutta College, when (1866) the Trustees of the phical matter, travel out of the beaten track of Museum decided he could not hold his office in the writers on this subject. During the past twelve latter and in King's College. When he sailed for months our columns have given the full transcript India his health was seriously impaired ; that unof title-pages of 5136 books. This gross number healthy climate further undermined his constituincludes 170 of mere re-entries for change of price, tion, perhaps disappointment extended climacterie and 397 imported new books from America, leaving ravages (for he found on his arrival at Calcutta & a total of new books, and new editions, published native in the chair he had expected to fill, and he in Great Britain from January 1, to December 30, was ordered to Kistnagar to superintend a Class of 1869, of 4569. It is worthy of note the large Philosophy and History) and he became so physinumber of new editions that have appeared during cally incapable of discharging any official duties as the year, three-tenths, or nearly one-third of the to make it necessary for him to return immediately whole; demonstrating towards one of two conclu- to Europe within less than twelve months after his sions-either that publishers are now more scrupu- departure. He came home only to die. During the lous in distinguishing their reprints, or else that last three years he had given fitful attention to his there is really more success for books published favorite studies during the respite of disease; but than we had believed in. It may be interesting to death hovered incessantly over him and at last give a summary, in months, of issue, as showing carried him away from earth. the variations of periodical pressure on the literary I think I ought to give a line to a book whose market:

title on the list of new publications is apt to catch

no eye, for to most readers it is a synonyme of the Editions. Importation. dryest of books. I, in a whisper directed to your January

ear only, confess I have a weakness for directories. February

They are skeletons of cities, and I find it peither & April

hard nor au uppleasing task to clothe them with May

flesh. The Post Office London Directory has swollen July

to an unwieldy volume of 2364 pages, or 2664 pages August

if the 300 pages devoted to advertisements be inSeptember

cluded. It is published by Messrs. Kelly & Co., of November

Great Queen Street, whose offices are one of the cu. Deceinber

riosities of London, although strangers are not admitted to them. They publish directories to every

portion of England, directories wonderfully complete Making the total during the twelve months of and accurate, although I think they might be made 4569 new books and new editions. A classif tion clearer than they are. The cost of all their direcof the subjects of these works gives, as last year, tories exceeds $100 gold. It is not, however, with one-fourth to

them I have business to-day; the huge London

Directory is enough for once, and even it I touch
Theology
Education, philosophy, and classical

lightly, upon its humors rather than its grave par-
ticulars. There are at least 1600 Smiths, Smyths,

and Smythes, in the “Commercial Directory," and Novels and other works of fiction Law

strange to say 600 persons bearing the plebeian name Political and social economy and trade

are to be found in the “Court Directory." In the Year books and bound volumes of seriais 2:38

former there are 800 Browns or Brownes and Joneses, Arts and sciences, and fine art books

450 Whites, only 24 Blacks, 21 Greys, 100 Grays, Travel and geographical research

350 Greens, 200 Knights, 200 Days, 600 Johnsons, History and biography

Johnstons, and Johnstones, 400 Robertses, 400 Ro-
Poetry and the drama
Medicine and surgery

binsons, 500 Thompsons and Thomsous, 400 Turners,
300 Wards, 400 Woods. There are nearly 100 per-

sons with names whose initial letter is Q; the ma4569"

jority of them are foreigners. The Directory conI regret to record the premature death of William tains 53 new trades which have been established in Henry Coxe, who, although dying when only 29, London within the year. The Directory of 1869 and after having been almost bedridden for three contained only one velocipede maker; under this years before his death, leaves behind him an en- rubrio 18 firms are mentioned. During the past viable reputation as an Oriental scholar. Born in year 49 streets were renamed, 50 streets renumber1841, educated first at the Charter House and then ed, and 96 new names of streets introduced. at Baliol College, Oxford, he won the University Mr. Arber (whose reprints of old English works Sanskrit Scholarship in 1861. Interested in Oriental I have repeatedly noticed here) will publish, during studies, he secured an appointment in the Depart- 1870, Habington's “Castara ;" Roger Ascham's ment of Oriental Antiquities (British Museum) and “Scholemaster;" Earl of Surrey's “Songs and Son. at once attracted attention by the unusual ease with nettes ;' Stubbe's "Anatomy of Abuses ;" Phillips's which he mastered Oriental languages. You know “Life of Milton ;" Elyot's “Governor;" Tusser's the more valuable Cuneiform Inscriptions in the “Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandrie." British Museum are fragmentary clay tablets on Mr. Martin Farquhar Tupper (“ Proverbial Phi. which are traced deeds, astronomical observations, losophy'') has been contributing papers under the etc. Mr. Coxe would place hundreds of those atoms title: "A Few Words about Animals Hereafter” to together until, by a sort of game of patience applied “ The Rock.” to oriental research, he contrived to obtain whole The “Oxford University Gazette" has appeared sentences. The value of his labors could, perhaps, as an applicant for advertisers' patronage. be appreciated only by such men as Sir Henry Two curions reprints have just appeared : "Le Rawlinson and Mr. Edwin Norris; but their appro- Ans du Roy Richard le Second, par Richard Bellewe bation was sufficient to obtain for him (in 1865) the de Lincoln's Inne 1585," has just been published in Professorship of Sanskrit in King's College, London, an edition the fac-simile of the original. Bellewe and the post of Assistant in the Educational De-(who seems to have been an Irishman), after bring. partment at Calcutta and Professor of Sanskrit in ing out a collection of Brooke's “New Cases" with

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