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very great success, determined to bring out a col- | this evil and provide wholesome literature. The lection of authorities, or, as we should now say, Chaplain of the Middlesex House of Detention bad leading cases of the reign of Richard II. His reso-confirmed his remarks, and he submitted it was lution was speedily approved by success; three now established that a kind of cheap literature was editions of the work appeared in the year of its inducing respectable lads to contemplate and perpublication. It has ever since enjoyed great au- petrate crimes. He again called attention to this thority. This fac-simile is published by Messrs. fearful and increasing evil. Last August two solStevens & Haynes ; Mr. Hugh Cooke is the editor. diers (one from Aldershott and the other from The other fac-simile is “ The Statutes of Henry Devenport) were sent to Newgate for trial for the VII.," originally published by Caxton, and of which murder of their corporals. The Aldershott murder only three perfect copies are known to exist; the was the first of a series of murders perpetrated by copy selected for fac-simile (made, pot by photo- soldiers on their superior officers. The subsequent lithography, but by hand) is the Grenville copy. murders followed close upon each other, and made The language is English, not Norman-French, and a deep and disquieting impression on public the editor, Mr. John Rae, fully explains all obsolete opinion. An illustrated paper made the Aldershott and other obscure words, and contributes a valuable crime the subject of a picture. The newspapers introduction. Mr. J. C. Hotten is the publisher. containing it got into the guard-room at Devenport
A valuable edition of Warton's “ History of Eng. while private Taylor was there under arrest for lish Poetry" will be published early next winter. breaking barracks. The picture at once became It will contain notes, etc., by Messrs. D. Donald- the subject of conversation. Taylor could not read, son, F. T. Furnivall, Thomas Wright, J. W. Hales, but he saw the picture, studied it, and became faRev. Walter W. Skeat, and Sir Fred. Madden. It miliar with the particulars of the Aldershott crime. will appear in four volumes. Mr. W. C. Hazlitt is The next day the corporal on duty offended Taythe editor.
lor while undergoing punishment drill, and he The Anglo-Saxon version of St. Gregory's “Pas- murdered the corporal, just as the private at Aldertoral” is in press: the edition will contain also the shott had murdered his corporal. The Ordinary Latin original and an English translation. The saw Taylor and conversed with him almost every Anglo-Saxon version will be drawn from two MSS. day during his iinprisonment in Newgate. In speakof King Alfred's day. Mr. Henry Sweet, of Baliol ing of the incidents which led him to perpetrate College, Oxford, is the editor.
the murder, he repeatedly said : “ That picture put The recently found Ailreds' (Abbot of Rievaulx) it in my head.” Both privates were executed. “Rule of Nuns,” translated about the fourteenth The Gaelic Society of London are abont to peticentury into Southern English, is to be published tion Parliament for the establishment of at least in the Early English Text Society." Rev. C. W. one Gaelic Professor in Scotland. They will supKett is the edito
port their petition by a table exhibiting the number The Chaucer Society have nearly ready for pub- of churches in Scotland in which Gaelic services lication Mr. A. T. Ellis's “ Early English Pronun- are performed. ciation, with special reference to Chaucer and I clip these advertisements from “The Times :" Shakspeare" (2d part), the Miller's, Reeve's, and “ The Cruellest Wrong of All.-If the gentleman Cook's “Tales," and the apocryphal tale of “Game- who, on Monday afternoon, kindly returned the lyn" in the six-text edition and in separate parts. book of the above title to a lady, at Bishop's-road
Robert Sempill wrote between 1567 and 1576 Station, should have felt hurt by her apparently some curious historical and political ballads about unaccountable conduct in having, during the jourScotch affairs, which appeared in black letter, as ney from Hanwell, left his carriage for the adjoinseparate broadsides. They are about to be repub- ing one, she begs to express her sincere regret for lished.
her seeming want of courtesy towards him. She The Art Department of the South-Kensington will be grateful for a reply to this advertisement, Museum is about to publish the Catalogue of the as a guarantee that her apology has been accepted.” latter's textile fabrics, copiously illustrated by A few days afterwards this reply appeared : "The chromo-lithographs. The Catalogue has been pre- Cruellest Wrong of All.—Not in the least burt. pared by Dr. Rock, who further contributes the Thought it the most natural thing in the world introduction, in which he gives the history of the The cruellest wrong of all is not to have a personal materials used-mentions silk’s various synonyms knowledge of Jesus ; wrongs Him-wrongs oneself." (mentioning “diaper" among them, and he gives it is easy to imagine why the first advertisement a new explanation of the origin of this word)—ex- was published. hibits the styles of silks in several countries-dis The importance of the following letter is obvious : cusses embroidery-treats of tapestry-examines “Sir, In Dr. Bence Jones's recently published Life some liturgical rarities—touches symbolism-dis- of Faraday,' it is stated, at page 8, vol. 1, that 'the cusses the heraldry of vestments—and the botany family received public relief, and to Michel, who was and zoology of vestments.
nine years old, one loaf was given weekly, and it Mr. J. Payne Collier has brought out a fac-simile had to last him for that time. Now the question copy of the original edition of Samuel Daniel's as to whether Faraday ever received public relief "Delia. Contayning certayne Sonnets :" with "The may not, perhaps, interest the public very much; Complaint of Rosamond,” which was published by but, as it is quite a mistake, and never oceurred Simon Waterson, in 1592. Samuel Daniel was his friends are anxious that it should be corrected, Chaucer's successor as Poet Laureate, was Poet and I have to request of your kind courtesy the inLaureate of Queen Elizabeth, and a contemporary sertion of these lines. The Faradays never received of Shakspeare.
any public relief, but at this time they were, no The Ordinary of Newgate, in his annual report on doubt, poor, and bread was very dear- I believe the state of the prison to the Court of Aldermen, 1s. 9d. the quartern loaf. Old King George III. set begins by referring to the remarks he had made in an example to his subjects by restricting himself his last year's (1868) report on the mischief to the to one small piece of bread at dinner, and allowed no young of both sexes caused by cheap periodicals. pastry or puddings to be made in the royal kitchHe says these remarks attracted a good deal of at- ens; and it was recommended by the Government tention, and were warmly approved by several that every one at such a period of scarcity should Christian Societies, which were striving to correct make use of rice, potatoes, and other food, and
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80 diminish the consumption of wheaten flour. the lives of Huss, Wycliffe, and Latimer, ... The I have more than once heard my brother-in-law Rev. Dr. Gibbings's theological library has some tell the story of their domestic economy at this reputation, for it contains among other very valn. time. Faraday said that at the beginning of the able works Æneas Sylvius's refutation of the allegeri week his mother gave him a quartern loaf for him. Donation of Constantine (which refutation he reself, that he might have the management of it en- tracted when raised to the Papal throne); original tirely. He immediately marked it out carefully editions of Luther's Works and Druthman's Cominto fourteen portions, one of which he ate each mentary on St. Mark's Gospel, in which he refers norning and evening, thus learning his first lessou to the doctrine of Transubstantiation as a new in frugal economy. I am, eto.
teaching; this Commentary was first printed in
GEORGE BARNARD." 1514, althongh this work lived in the ninth cen. The will of Miss Frances Child, authoress of "The tury. Dr. Gibbings has munificently given this Spinster at Home," has been admitted to probate ; library to the University of Dublin. . . . Sir Elthe personalty was sworn to be under $20,000 ward Creasy has in press a novel, “ The Old Love gold; she bequeaths $500 gold to the restoration and the New;" the scene is laid at Athens. ... of Salisbury Cathedral.
Miss Martineau is said to be the authoress of the Four interesting photographs in relation to Lord Letters in opposition to the Contagious Diseases Byron have just been published by Mr. Allen of Acts which the “ Daily News" publishes. Nottingham. They represent Newstead Abbey I may mention as a rather unusual circumstance Hucknall Church (where Byron is buried; two in literary history that “ Fraser's Magazine" has views, outside and inside : the latter gives the just issued a second edition of its January number. church with the tablet the Hon. Augusta Leigh, The article which caused this demand was Mr. J. his half-sister, erected to his memory)—this tablet A. Froude's article on England and the Colonies." and the tablet to Ada, his daughter.
You know Mr. Fronde is now its editor. The exA rather interesting sale of old pictures, books, ample set by the “Fortnightly Review" is followed and MSS. took place at Canterbury a few days now by “ Fraser:" several of the articles are signed. since. They had been slowly amassed by the The “Quarterly Review” recently found it necesOxenden and Warley families since 1300. These sary to issue a second edition; and, if I remember were some of the objects sold and the prices they accurately, “Blackwood's Magazine" published a fetched: Four packets and a box full of old deeds, second edition of Mr. Samuel Warren's ("Ten Thouletters, etc., relating to Barham, Denton (Kent), sand a Year”) eulogium of Prince Albert. These Withain, and Colchester (Essex), fetched $14 are the only instances of a periodical issuing a gold; a Register of the armor and weapons found second edition I can recall. and provided by the Clergy within the Diocese The English Freemasons are forming a complete of Canterbury, 1620, and a Register of eccle- library of works relating to the craft. The library siastical livings in the Diocese of Canterbury, in Freemasons' Hall (a catalogue of which has just with the names of the incumbents, 1662, $16; been published) is already quite extensive, but the many Deeds of the Oxynden family, 1342, etc., authorities are desirous of buying books to com. $12; Francis Verney, the Tragedy of Antipot, plete the collection. As the Masonic Literature of etc., 4to., 1622, and an Unpublished Drama, $7; the United States is already considerable, I would Mireveldt's portrait of Sir Thomas Peyton, Bart., add all offers of books to be sold should be ad$35 ; Jansen's portrait of Vincentius Denne of Wen- dressed to Mr. John Hogg, 14 York Street, Corent derton, 1640, $55; a portrait of Maria Aston, dangh- Garden, London.
Francis BLANDFORD. ter of Sir Roger Aston, keeper of the Wardrobe to James I., $25 ; a portrait of Nicholas Ridley, Bishop
NEW GERMAN PUBLICATIONS. of London, $15 ; a portrait of Hugh Latimer, Bishop HERR J. F. STEINKOPF, of Stuttgard, has lately of Worcester, $40; Riley's portrait of Henry Comp- issued the last volume of Dr. Christian Hoffmann's ton, Bishop of London, 1675 (with the engraving), “ Fortschritt und Ruckschritt in den zwei letzten $102; and Sir G. Kneller's portraits of John Warley Jahrhunderten.” The work, as now complete, is in and Hester Brickenden, his wife, 1710, $60 gold. three volumes, which consist of twelve hundret
The Rev. James Fraser, of Ufton Nervet, is to be and thirty pages in all. The author has two quali. made the new Bishop of Manchester. He is well ties that constitute the good historian. An acute, known to many of your readers, for be was sent to critical judgment, and a vast fund of historical the United States some years since an English Com- learning. Proceeding from the point of view that missioner to report on your system of education. . history is our best teacher, he treats the history of
Mr. Robinson Ellis, Fellow of Trinity College, the last two centuries, abundant, as they are, in Oxford, has been made Professor of Latin, Uni great minds and important intellectual movements. versity College, London. ... Dr. L. Brentano is Notwithstanding great counter-movements, he holds writing a summary of the history and progress of that the intellectual world has nevertheless departGuilds from the Middle Ages to the present time. ed from the principles of Christianity, and, to show It will appear in Mr. Toulmin Smith's “ English this, he describes with great clearness, the religious, Guilds." **Dr. Brentano is a German. He came to social, and intellectual state of the different epochs. England to investigate Trades' Unions and Co- Every important intellectual movement, and every operative Associations. His researches revived the important inpovation and discovery which go to memory of forgotten facts of these questions, make up the “ progress" of the times, is subjected which he will introduce into his contemplated to a careful criticism, and he shows why the great work. . ... Captain Burton, the well-known tra- movements in modern history, even the Reformaveller, has espoused a theory that the mountain tion not excepted, were not able to produce all the which has for so long a time passed as Mt. Sinai is results expected of it. The aim of the book is, as really not the Sacred Mountain. He has gone into the author himself says, to show that and hou, in the region of the Desert of Arabia, East of the Gulf the two last centuries, the historical phenomena of Akaba and Valley of the Jordan. .... Dr. have realized what the Apostle prophesied : " That Marschall is at work on a monograph of the Spongi- day shall not come, except there come a falling dæ; he has excellent opportunities to study the away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son subject; for he is assistant curator of the Leyden of perdition. • For the mystery of iviquity doth Museum. . . The Rev. Prof. Maurice is writing already work." Dr. Hoffmann expects a turn in
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history in favor of a new confession, the covfession we receive lists without any name attached, and of prophecy, whose founder he has himself become. are therefore obliged to leave them out altogether, This is his peculiarity; as for his history, we do and others are so badly written that the names of not know where we could go to find a more com authors, or titles of books, are unreadable. We pact and thoughtful sumining up of the events of cannot hold ourselves responsible for the insertion the eighteenth-and nineteenth centuries than to it. of any list, unless these rules are strictly observed. From the press of Carl Conradi, of Stuttgard, we
Books FOR SALE.—This department of the Litehave the third and greatly enlarged edition of RaRY GAZETTE is intended for the use of subscribers Johannes Scherr's “ Allgemeine Geschichte der who have overbought, who have had good books Literatur," in two volumes, octavo. The two pre- thrown upon their hands, or who have become posvious editions were in one volume, and the author sessed of good or rare books, unsalable in their here says that not a page of this one has remained own localities. There is no limit as to the number as it was, and, besides, that whole new sections have of books, but a charge of twenty cents each is made been incorporated. The work is divided as fol. for the first five, and ten cents for each succeeding lows : Volume I. Introduction; the East; the one-the description, if possible, not to exceed one Ancient World ; Greece and Rome; Christianity; line; and the prices should in every instance be Romanism ; the Theatre in the Middle Ages; the
appended. Latin Countries-France, Italy, Portugal; Supplement on the Moldo-Wallachian Language and Lite
Auction Sale.—Messrs. Bangs, Merwin & Co. will rature. Voluine II. The German Countries—Eng- sell by auction on Monday and Tuesday, March 7th land and North America ; Germany, the Nether- and 8th, an extensive private library of English, lands ; Scandinavia ; the Sclavic
Countries (Servia, Latin, and French books, containing some fine Poland, Russia); Hungary ; Modern Greece. The specimens of early printing, many from the presses chapters on England, including the United States, of rare and 'valuable editions of the Classics : a
of Frobenius, Plantin, and Elzevir; choice copies are very full. Of course, we Americans think that number of scarce collections of Proverbs, Books of separate sections might have been assigned our writers, instead of being mixed up with the English Emblems, and many other beautifully illustrated to such an extent that their identity is almost lost. works, including rare and fine portraits ; besides a For example, our Washington Irving is sandwiched variety of desirable works in Bibliography, History, in one paragraph, between Dickens and Thackeray. Biography, Facetiæ, &c. &c. and Knickerbocker's “ History of New York” is not
MESSRS. HARPER & BROS.-A New York corresmentioned. Our principal poets are mentioned, but pondent of the Springfield Republican writes : “The Poe is the only one quoted, special attention being managing man of Harper & Brothers has been, for called to “The Raven." He is entitled the real years, Mr. Fletcher Harper, Sr. The place so long romancist among the Anglo-American poets. Long- filled by Mr. Wesley is now occupied by his son, fellow is declared to be a more mild, mature, and Joseph W. Harper, Jr., and it would be impossible artistic" than Poe. " The number of American
to find one more competent to occupy the responpoetesses,” Herr Scherr continues, “is legion.” We sible chair. After Mr. James Harper's death, the can hardly forgive him, however, when he names
sons of the brothers were adınitted as partners; only Mary Brooks, Mrs. Sigourney, and Elizabeth they are, Philip J. A. Harper, Fletcher Harper, Jr., Oakes Smith. The American historians are given J. W. Harper, Jr., John W. Harper, and J. Abner their meed of praise. After a good word for Jared Harper. All of these young men have served their Sparks, we find Mr. Bancroft's “ History of the apprenticeships in the composing rooms of the esUnited States" spoken of as “instructive and tablishment, and are not only excellent business attractive"-accounted for in part by the fact that men, but practical printers as well. Only three or he "was trained in the school of German inquiry.” four days ago I was introduced to two young men But Herr Scherr gives the palm for historiography who were working at the case in Harper's composing to Mr. Prescott, who, he says, “is the greatest his. rooms.
Both had just returned from a German torian of North America. His works combine philo- university, and were sons of a member of the firin sophical insight, thorough knowledge of the sources,
of Harper & Brothers. At present the establishsoundness, judgment, and grandeur of style. They ment employs forty-five steam presses, of which belong, without question; to the grandest results of thirty-four are Adams book presses, and they used modern historical literature.” Motley is also spoken six hundred thousand dollars' worth of white paper well of, but only his “ Rise of the Dutch Republic" last year.”—N. Y. Home Journal. is mentioned.
MR. WORTHINGTON'S CASE.-Trübner's “ Americap' Herr Scherr has placed the literary world under and Oriental Literary Record” for January 24, 1870, great obligation for a work which combines so much contains an article on the subject of Mr. Richard information, and so accurate withall, in such a Worthington's importation of English books, via small compass. His task has been a difficult one, Canada. As it has been our custom to allow corbut he has discharged it as faithfully as could be respondents and members of the trade to state their expected of any one having a field of such wide views freely in our columns, we have given Mr.
H. Worthington a fair hearing. As to the facts or FRANKPORT-ON-THE-Main, Germany, Jan. 29, 1870.
allegations contained in his communications, we
can only say that we have no knowledge of them NOTES ON BOOKS AND BOOKSELLERS.
except such as is derived from the communications ASNOUNCEMENTS.-In sending in their lists of an- themselves, and of course are not to be considered nouncements, publishers are requested to observe as ourselves indorsing their correctness, for which the following rules : I. To place the name of the Mr. Worthington alone must be considered as refirm, and address, at the head of the list. II. To sponsible. The article from Trübner's “ Record,” condense the titles of the works so that, if possible, which is as follows, gives another version of the they will not occupy more space than one line. matter. It, like Mr. Worthington's communicaIll. To send the titles of such works only as have tion, must speak for itself : not been actually published up to date of making “The Anglo-Canadiax Book TRADK.-Mr. Worthup the list, but are in preparation. IV. To be care- ington, a bookseller of Montreal, has been engaged ful not to send the same titles twice over. V. To for years past in purchasing Euglish books in this write the list legibly. It constantly happens that country, and selling them in Canada and the United
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States. Mr. Jolin Murray and other well-known that the invoices were made out by an inexperiLondon publishers have, we understand, sold the enced clerk, while he himself was absent. The sheets of popular works to Mr. Worthington, at a result was not, in any usual sense, 'the complete comparatively low price, and as these works are acquittal' of Mr. Worthington; but he was allowed on better paper and are better printed than the to correct his invoices, pay the duty, and take his American reprints, they command a large sale, to books, with a caution to employ more careful clerks the evident detriment of the American publishers. in future. In so doing, the United States Govern. Such a competition, in the lack of international ment reversed, for his benefit, the usual rule of facit copyright, is of course perfectly honorable ; but per alium; and on releasing on so lame a plea a lot some American booksellers, thinking that Mr. of goods, 20 per cent. of which did not appear in Worthington was not carrying on his trade in a the invoice, certainly did not act with very great legitimate manner, induced the Treasury Depart- stringency. ment at Washington to give an order that his sam “So much for Mr. Worthington. The Pall ples, on crossing the frontier, should be stopped by Mall's' assertions about the general range of prices the Custom-house authorities. The result, we may in America and England are equally erroneons. observe in passivg, bas been the complete acquittal “The question of comparative prices involves of Mr. Worthington ; but it is easy io understand first the values of the different currencies. In Amewhy this gentleman should be looked upon with rican gold the English sovereign has two valdes, a an evil eye by the publishers of Boston and New nominal and a real ; the 'Pall Mall' calculator, York. American reprints of popular English books judging by his figures, though these contradict each are sold in the States at a trifling cost, but the im-other-has endeavored to go in the middle, which portation of the original editions of English works here is not, however, the safest. Even on a gold is so discouraged by the trade that it is often im- basis he has miscalculated; but unfortunately for possible to purchase thein except at a fancy price. him, American prices are not gold prices, and the For ivstance, in the American Publishers' Circu-pound, instead of being worth, as he reckons, abont lar' we find a firm offering the English edition of $4.75, is at present worth about $6, ad appreciable Bohu's Libraries at $4 or $45 a volume, that is to difference. Applying this to his figures, we find an say, at 16s. 8d. or 18s. 9d., whereas the same works, error of £3 15s. in one case, and upwards of £10 in as our readers know, can be purchased in this another. country at 3s. 6d. or 5s. a volume. The library “ But he is incorrect in another point; for he edition of Lord Macaulay's works is sold in London quotes the London price of a book in the cheapest at five guideas; in New York it is to be had, bound binding, against a New York price of the same book in tree calf, at the cost of $85, or £17 18s. 4d. ; while in the most costly binding. any one who is so disposed may obtain from the “ The American set of Bohn,' to which he refers, same publishing house Alison's History of Europe' is expressly advertised as being in ' half-calf extra, for $250, or £52 ls. 9d. Such prices are well nigh London binding,' and he knows very well that 5s. prohibitory, and a bookseller who endeavors to sell is the London price in cloth. If he will take the English editions of English works in the United pains to ascertain the half-calf price in London, and States at a reasonable price deserves our best make the proper corrections in reducing dollars to wishes.'
shillings, he will find that the American price is “ It is not our rule to notice newspaper para- not so very high. Bohn's Libraries in cloth are graphs, but occasionally an article appears in a worth, in America, from $1.50 (58.) upwards. journal of standing, and which is so manifestly in “We have not space to go farther into detail ; accurate, that we cannot consistently let it pass we will only add that five guineas is the cloth, pot uuchallenged. Such an article is the above, which the tree-calf, price of Macaulay in London ; and we have reprinted in full from the ‘Pall Mall Ga- that the sanie copies of Macaulay and Alison would zette,' and on which we propose to make a few com- be worth here amounts not very much below the ments.
trne equivalent of the American prices; and that “First, as to Mr. Worthington. This gentleman's in general the selling prices of English books in samples were stopped by the United States Revenue America are about on a par with those of American officers, not at the instance of American publishers books in England, when the high tariffs and the but because the invoices were apparently fraudu- depreciation of the currency are taken into aclent. Mr. Worthington then applied to have the count.” books appraised by American booksellers, and at Lis instance two gentlemen of approved experience has been couverted into a ballad, at a theatre in
“LALLA ROOKA," Thomas Moore's oriental poein, and probity were deputed to examine the invoices
Calcutta. and the goods.
"Upon examination, it appeared, first, that a large THE “Revue Contemporaine" has absorbed anproportion, fully one-fifth, of the books were not other Parisian journal, the “ Revue Moderne." Damed in the invoices at all ; next, that many Tas London newspapers contain numerous anbooks of the most diverse style and character were nouncements of new works on the Irish question of entered together without the titles as so many vol.
tenavt-rights. umes; and last, that many recent books were rated
The author of “ The Epicure's Year Book," shose .at extraordinarily low prices.
“Undoubtedly many of the books were dead nom de plume is “ Fin-Bec," announces a new weekly stock,' and as such of very little value in either a journal, to be entitled “ The Knife and Fork.” literary or commercial aspect; but for a new illus
At Warsaw, an illustrated Polish jourval is the trated volume retailing, in London, at 7s. 6d., and last novelty. The wood engravings are very good ; in New York at $3.50, to be invoiced at less than the letter press tame, under the pressure of a severe $1-about 38.—appeared rather low, even after the censorship. previous year's experience with Mr. Shaw.
GARIBALDI's novel, “ The Rule of the Monk," will “ The examiners, however, rather than give color be immediately published by Harper and Brothers. to such insinuations as those of the · Pall Mall,' It is an Italian romance, the scene of which is laid strained every point that they could in Mr. Worth- in Rome, and, as might be expected, the author is ington's favor; and the Treasury Department, with strongeven violent in his attaok upon the priestgreat liberality, accepted Mr. Worthington's plea, hood and the convents.
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CHARLES Dickens's new serial, to be completed in 1“ A Postscript to Lord Byron and his Calumniators,” twelve monthly numbers, in the familiar green pa- being a terrible assault upon Mrs. Stowe's so-called per covers, with illustrations, will be entitled “The "Vindication," and remarks, by Lord Lytton, “Upon Mystery of Edwin Drood.” It will be simulta- the Employment of Rhymed Verse in English Comneously published in London and Boston—in "Every edy.” This is an apology for “ Walpole; or Every
Saturday” in the latter city, Fields, Osgood & Co., Man has His Price," which has not been successful. having been supplied by the author with advance sheets. The first portion will appear early during “ Athenæum," that, with the exception of the per
It is declared, in a letter from Paris, in the the present month. Mr. Dickens completed this mission granted a short time since to the publishers story before sending any of i to press, and the Lon
of don publishers having orders to that extent, will selves, scarcely any extension in the way of “li.
newspapers to establish printing-offices for them. print 40,000 copies in the first edition. Robinson Crusoe's Island, as Juan Fernandez is printers allowed to exercise their calling in Paris is
censed printing” has taken place ; the number of often called, is about being colonized by an enter
now about eighty-four, or only two more than it was prising German, who has purchased it, and has a hundred years ago. placed a large number of his countrymen upon it, with the instruments of agriculture, to cultivate a
Among the new monthlies in London is the “Food fruitful soil in a lovely climate. The island is in Journal : a Review of Social and Sanitary Economy, the South Pacific Ocean, about four hundred miles and Monthly Record of Food and Public Health.” A from Valparaiso, on the coast of Chili.
new journal, just begun, is "The Student and InIt is the decision of an Anglo-Indian Judge, sit- tellectual Observer.” A quarterly journal of science, ting in the chief court of the Punjaub, that an editor literature, and art, illustrated with colored plates is bound to disclose the name of the writer of a li. and Review” is announced in London, to contain
and wood-cuts. “ The Field Quarterly Magazine bellous article. Certainly, if a man wilfully write articles from the pens of the best writers of the day such an article, it cannot be a point of honor to pro- on field sports and natural history, and indeed on tect him. ACCORDING to the Frankfort “ Zeitung,” an import- tinguished.
all those subjects for which “The Field” is disant discovery has been made by Herr Kircher, of Würtemberg, of a new printing-ink. The essential “LA MISERB” is the enlivening title of a new daily part of the discovery is, that, by a peculiar process, journal about to be started in Paris, at the reason the ink can be completely removed from the sur- able price of one sou per copy. face of the paper at a cost of half a dollar for every hundred pounds of printed paper, and the material has induced Mr. Bentley to issue a new edition of
The success of the " Biography of Jane Austen" is theu ready for use again.- Appleton's Journal.
her five novels. Poor AuY ROBSART, so well known to the readers of “ Kenilworth,” is about being brought forward
The correspondence of Upland, the German poet, in a volume of three hundred and sixty-eight octavo with Baron Joseph von Lassberg, has been published pages, by George Adlard, author of “The Sutton and is full of interest. Dudley's of England," etc. His book is thus en The new volume of the library edition of Car. titled “ Amye Robsart and the Earl of Leicester; a lyle's works, now publishing in London by Chapman Critical Inquiry into the Authenticity of the various and Hall, contains the beginning of Cromwell's letStatements in relation to the Death of Amye Rob- ters and speeches, with five portraits and views. sart, and of the Libels on the Earl of Leicester ; with a Vindication of the Earl by his Nephew, Sir Philip
An index.volume to the first forty semi-annual Sydney ; with a History of Kenilworth Castle, includ volumes of “ Harper's Magazine" is in a state of ing an Account of the Splendid Entertainment given great forwardness, and will soon be published. to Queen Elizabeth by the Earl of Leicester in 1575, The third and concluding volume of Dr. J. W. from the Works of Robert Laneham and George Cas- Draper's “ History of the American Civil War” is coigne ; together with Memoirs and Correspondence announced by Messrs. Harper as nearly ready. The of Sir Robert Dudley, Son of the Earl of Leicester.”' third volume of McClintock and Strong's "CycloIt is rather a bold thing to try and whitewash pædia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Leicester and reverse the verdict of history and tra- Literature," a thoroughly original work, with maps dition.
and numerous illustrations, will be issued immeA new historical drama, “Twixt Axe and Crown,” diately. It brings the letter press down to G inby Mr. Tom Taylor, is now having a very succesful clusive. run at the Queen's Theatre, London. The two MR. CHARLES Dawson SAANLY is announced as the sisters, “ Bloody.” Mary and Elizabeth Tudor, are editor of the forthcoming comio pa per, " Punchimade to figure in it. After this play has run its nello." course, it is to be succeeded by one which will have
Sir Henry TAYLOR, author of “Philip van ArteWilliam III. of England for its hero.
velde," &c., has reviewed Mill's “Subjection of Moxon's new book,“ Haydn's Universal Index of Women,” in the February number of “ Fraser's Biography, from the Creation to the Present Time, Magazine." for the Use of the Statesman, the Historian, and the MR. SAMUEL SHARPE, banker in London (he was Journalist, containing the Chief Events in the Lives one of the late Samuel Rogers' partners), who has of Eminent Persons of all Ages and Nations, arranged produced several works on Biblical and Egyptian Chronologically and carefully dated ; preceded by literature, has just published, in one volume, a the Biographies and Genealogies of the Chief Royal “History of the Hebrew Nation and its Literature." Houses of the World,” will be a companion volume
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, Jr., a son of the poet, to Haydn's famous “ Dictionary of Dates.” It will is a promising young lawyer of Boston. He has be edited by J. Bertrand Payne, M.R.I.A. eto. Mr.
just been appointed Instructor in Constitutional Payne is a partner in the house of Messrs. E. Law. etc., at Harvard College. He is also engaged Moxon Son & Co.
in preparing the notes for a new edition of Kent's IN “Blackwood's Magazine" for February, two Commentaries, to be edited by I. B. Thayer, Esq., articles will certainly attract attention. These are l of the Suffolk bar.-Albany Law Journal.