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lin was made. . It is said, during a recent dis- of gentlemen of the legal profession in this and cussion in the French Academy, the Duke de Noailles other States, as well as most useful and acceptable exclaimed, in reply to an argument advanced by an to the student and merchant. Messrs. Bloomfield opponent: “ Terence ! Ah! that is possible, for I have & Steel are sure to get them up in a style which forgotten almost all the Greek I ever knew." will be worthy of the works, as books published by M. Thiers states Nelson was at the bombardment them always are. We hope that all persons who of Copenhagen, which took place in 1807; Nelson wish to see our home books published by home peodied in 1805! Some two or three years ago ple will come forward and sustain the house, which an eminent resident of Passy (the West Philadel. is enterprising and liberal enough to make the trial. phia of Paris) brought a friend to town with him, -New Orleans Crescent. and carried him to the house of a college chum, Notes on Books, &c. in New York. The “United where he was going to breakfast, saying, as he pre- States Service Magazine," with the current (30th) sented his neighbor to his chum and wife, “Let me number, being the last of Vol. V., announces its present you the most crilèbre sauteur of France. He discontinuance, and gracefully hopes that it may now lives at Passy. I am proud and delighted to be long before another war shall require its resurhave him for a neighbor." The chum and wife rection. were most cordial in their greeting; they evidently The book trade in New York is quiet. were delighted to receive so distinguished a man; Mr. John Russell Bartlett's new bibliographical they had long admired him with enthusiasın. Break- work on the literature of the rebellion makes no fast was served. The most célèbre sauteur, feeling acknowledgments to any of the gentlemen who quite out of his element, said little. Every body furnished him with materials. One of these, $. paid him, nevertheless, the most marked attention, Hastings Grant, Esq., at that time Librarian of the and after the cloth was removed, the mistress of the New York Mercantile Library, contributed several house said to him, with her most gracious smile : hundred titles. “ Will you not deign to give us some taste of your

R. W. Emerson.-The entire works of Mr. Emertalents ?” He answered : " It has been a long time, son, complete in two volumes, are the next to apma'am, since I was in practice; but if you wish it; pear in Bohn's Standard Library. I ain at your orders.” He rose. There was a dead silence. He gave a bound, and the next instant he

BAYARD TAYLOR.-Reviewing “ The Story of Ken. had hold of the iron rod to which the table-lamp nett,” the “ London Athenæum” says, “Mr. Bayard was suspended from the ceiling, and was turning Taylor has written a story that will please his summersaults between the ceiling and the table, to fellow-countrymen by its associations, and strangers the stupefaction of everybody but his friend. The by its intrinsic merit.” chum ran up to his friend, and asked in a whisper: AMERICAN SUBJECTS.-In an English literary jour“Why, whom in the deuce have you brought us?” nal we see advertised, “The Naturalist in British “Whom? Why, Auriol, the clown of the circus. Columbia and Vancouver's Island, by John Keast Did yon not recognize him ?” “Good gracious, no! Lord, F. Z. S., late Naturalist to the British North You said the most célèbre auteur of France, and we American Boundary Commission," in two volumes, all made sure 'twas Lamartine."

G. S. richly illustrated, followed by “ After the Storm; or,

Brother Jonathan and his Neighbors in 1865–66, NOTES ON BOOKS AND-BOOKSELLERS. by J. E. H. Skinner, Barrister-at-Law, author of MR. J. Whitaker, editor and proprietor of the "The Tale of Danish Heroism,'” also in two volumes. “ London Bookseller,” is now on a visit to this coun Life op BEETHOVEN.—Mr. Thayer, who is pow U. try, partly on business and partly for pleasure. Mr. S. Consul at Trieste, writes from that place: “I Whitaker is a gentleman of intelligence and energy, have had the first part of my manuscript Life of and is well known to the trade throughout the Beethoven translated into German, and it is in the States as the publisher of the “ Bookseller,” a jour- hands of the printer. I have already had good nal of' influence and great usefulness to all who reason to be pleased at having adopted this course, read or handle books. We trust his visit may prove since my translator, who resides in Bonn, has been profitable and pleasant.

able to follow up my researches there, and discov. M. DOOLADY, New York, has issued a prospectus ered some valuable additions to my own materials, of Simson's History of the Gypsies, with Specimens which my removal to this place, and confinement of their Language.

here by official duties, would have prevented me On the 1st of July the firm of Scribner & Co. will from doing myself. I have had two applications be succeeded by that of Scribner, Welford, & Co. from England for leave to translate my Beethoven The new firm, we have no doubt, will continue to work. I reply, that as English is my native tongue exhibit all the enterprise, skill, and taste of the old. I prefer to send my own manuscript in my own

style to press! As I read over the proof-sheets, I Civil Code of LOUISIANA AND CODE OF PRACTICE. Those enterprising law publishers, Messrs. Bloom- time, astonished at the fine result of my long-con

am delighted with my translator, and, at the same field & Steel, announce to the public, through the tinued researches. Should you find any kind of columps of the “Crescent" this morning, that they allusions to Beethoven down as late as 1800 or 1805, will shortly publish the Civil Code of the State of please to note them for me. My official duties take Louisiana, with all the statutory amendments from 1825 to 1866 inclusive, which will also contain up so much of my time as to prevent me from going references to the decisions of the Supreme Court to hope on, hope ever.' The time must come when

on as I could wish with my literary labors, but the sixteenth volume of Annual Reports, with a I can use all this material.” complete index. The work is to be compiled and edited by James 0. Fuqua, Esq., attorney-at-law. Peacock, The Novelist.—The late Thomas Love The same house will also publish the Code of Prac- Peacock, who died not long ago, held a lucrative' tice in the Civil Cases for the State of Louisiana, office in the India House, London, for many years, with statutory amendments during the same period, and there made the acquaintance of Charles Lamb, as mentioned above, and also containing references with whom a great friendship eventually sprang to the decisions of the Supreme Court of the State, up. Mr. Peacock wrote several peculiar novels eđited and compiled by the same gentleman. These ("Headlong Hall,” “ Crotchet Castle,” &c.) full of works will be most valuable additions to the libraries startling paradoxes, saucy satire, and sensible

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thought very quaintly conveyed. His library was | Romans also had a station. Surely no one, be lately sold in London, and included scarcely any | urged, who knows anything of the Romans, will works of poetry or fiction, but contained numerous believe they made all these preparations, and yet important works on natural history and botany, stood still at the top of the rock for some 400 years, oriental and French literature, old English books, staring across the Channel towards Ireland, and and valuable editions of Greek, Latin, and Italian never venturing over ? classics. There were also sold many letters written SHERIDAN KNOWLES.— There was lately produced to him by P. B. Shelley, the poet, many of which at the Strand Theatre, London, a posthumous play, have never been printed.

by the author of “The Hunchback," bearing the LITERARY PROPERTY.—During the last few weeks title of “ Alexina, or True to Death.” The play was there have been curious and considerable sales of successful, but Mr. R. Brinsley Knowles, son of the valuable literary and artistical property in London. dramatist, has published a letter in “ The Times," Among these was a collection of Shakspearian lite- stating “it is simply the dialogue of a ballad opera rature, including Shakspeare's Works, the rare which my father wrote many years ago for Messrs. First Folio 1623, also the Second Edition-most of Cramer, Addison, and Beale, with the songs omitted." the Standard Modern Editions—“Rape of Lucrece,” He adds that it is thus not at all to be judged by 1624–very numerous interesting Articles in Shaks- the same standard as the dramatic works by which pearian Criticism and Illustration - Rare Plays of Sheridan Knowles won his reputation, nor is its the 16th and 17th Centuries-W. H. Ireland's own success to be regarded by modern playgoers as a Collections relative to the Shakspeare Forgeries, sample of his power to awaken the sympathies of an with the “ Confessions” in his own handwriting-audience. It is claimed that it is uphill work for also the autograph letters, manuscripts, &c. formed, a company and management " to render interesting many years ago, by Sir John Fenn, editor of “ The a work which was put upon the stage with only Paston Letters,” comprising Deeds and Charters, half the attractions designed by its author.” “The Royal, Noble, and Conventual, from a period Times," taking the Knowles side of the qnestion, slightly subsequent to the Conquest to the Fif- says: “ Alexina,' which shows how a Russian teenth Century, one of which is signed (formâ noble, forgetting all distinctions of rank, marries, crucis) by King Stephen, Matilda his Queen, and out of gratitude, a female serf, who, waiting at a Eustachius his Son (A. D. 1137)—fine Armorial secluded inn kept by cut-throats, saves his life by and other Seals — very numerous and highly- warning him against the machinations of the landimportant Rolls and other Records, consisting of lord, and when he is pursued by the marauder to a Domestic Accouuts, Inventories, Terriers, Rentals, friend's house, makes a still more desperate but Court Rolls, &c., from an early date, and particu- successful attempt to preserve him by taking his larly illustrative of the Counties of Suffolk and place on a couch, is evidently made up of two or Norfolk. The Autograph Letters and Historical three of those old-fashioned robber dramas which Documents comprise numerous Important Papers have long passed out of date, but which Mr. from Henry the Eighth to the last Century, and Knowles clearly thought were good enough to furpresent examples of the Autograph of Royal, Noble, nish material for libretti. The blank verse in which and Illustrious Persons–Eighteen highly-impor- the dialogue is written, and the quasi-Elizabethan tant Proclamations, Diplomatic Instructions, Let- tone which is infused into the phraseology, give a ters, and other Documents, all bearing the Sign- certain elevation to very commonplace incidents Manual of Queen Elizabetle &c. Lastly, a fine col- and characters, and there are many passages, espelection of engravings from the works of Sir Joshua cially on the subject of love and its transcendent Reynolds, wanting, it is believed, but eleven to power, which are strongly marked with the stamp complete the entire number, chiefly in the finest of Knowles. Still, the vestiges of what may be proof states. It includes “Mrs. Pelham Feeding called the old Coburg quality are not to be effaced Chickens,” “Mrs. Siddons in the Tragic Muse," from the body of the piece, which, as it stands, has "Oliver Goldsmith,” &c. &c., and a unique series not even the practical merit of giving one effective of the only six proofs ever taken from the plate of character to a single member of the company.” To Miss Kemble, by Jones, which was accidentally this Cramer & Co. have replied: "Perhaps Mr. R. destroyed.

B. Knowles never saw the original manuscript of The success achieved by the author of “Ecce the drama in question. If he had, he would have Homo,” says an English journal, is still further by the author had nothing whatever to do with the

been aware that the few scattered songs introduced attested by the announcemevt of the eighth edition play as a play, and in point of fact, as we can show of that extraordinary work. The public curiosity from Mr. Sheridan Knowles' own letters, they were concerning the writer has by no means subsided, but there is no apparent probability that it will be added after the drama was written. So little lyrical, gratified.

indeed, was · Alexiva,' that the late Vincent Wal

lace, to whom we proposed it for operatic purposes, The ROMANS IN IRELAND.— It has long been assert- strongly urged its being kept as a play, properly so ed by Irish historians, and eagerly accepted by the called ; for, although he almired the writing excesIrish people, that the Romans' never obtained any sively, he felt and said that it was not lyrical in foothold in the “ Emerald Isle.” At a recent meet- shape at all. It was in consequence of this opinion ing of the Ethnological Society of London, Mr. that we have kept back the drama until now, nor Wright, the well-known archæologist and antiqua- would we have authorized its production at all had rian, read a paper On the Intercourse of the we not been assured that it possessed merit sufficient Romans with Ireland.” He considered it could be to be classed with many of its author's other drahardly doubted that thô Romans did invade, and, matic works.” in their view of the case, subdue Ireland ; and that The play has been published, and appears to there must have been a close intercourse between be a poor performance on the hackneyed subject of Britain and Ireland he argued from the direction the peril of a traveller from an innkeeper and his and importance of the Watling Street, which ran wife, in league with banditti, and his rescue by the from Richborough, through the heart of the island, intervention of a devoted woman. It is printed 01 across North Wales to a Roman town, Segontium, tinted paper, with a portrait of Knowles, from on the shores of the Menai Straits. Two other photograph taken a. fw days before his death,

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First Publication of ROBINSON CRUSOE.—In con- | that time prided himself upon never permitting an nection with the article on Robinson Crusoe, pub- indifferent impression to leave his premises, 184 lished some time since in the Gazette, the following Tottenham-Court Road, London. He has retired is extracted from H. G. Bohu's new edition of from business, and it has been announced that his “ Lowndes' Bibliographer's Manual,” Part III., 1858, unique collection of artist's proofs, comprising the p. 613. “Lowndes (first edition) says Robinson rarest and best works of great painters during a Crusoe first appeared in a periodical publication, period of over fifty years, will be brought to the entitled The Original London Post, or Heathcote's hammer. Among them will be found a unique Intelligence,' from No. 125 to No. 289, inclusively; set of Turner's England and Wales, consisting of the latter dated 7th October, 1719. But this is an etchings and finished states of each plate-also error, copied from Dibdin's Library Companion,'p. perfect sets of Turner's Rivers of France, including 607, and repeated since by the compilers of the the celebrated plate of Calais Heights—complete 'Grenville Catalogue' and other bibliographers. set of Turner's Liber Studiorum-ålso Turner's The following is the correct statement: The FIRST Scotland and Turner's Yorkshire-a selection of VOLUME of Robinson Crusoe was published in 8vo., Turner's Rivers of France-and several hundred 1719, &c." See what follows in Bohn's Lowndes, choice proofs of various plates after Turner-as ut supra.

well as choice and unique proofs of his principal Thomas Moore's Lyrics.-For over twenty years large plates, Caligula's Bridge, Mercury and Argus, Thomas Moore, the poet, received five hundred Mercury and Herse, Tivoli, Temple of Jupiter, pounds a year-say fifty thousand dollars in all- Heidelberg, Ehrenbreitstein, Cologne, Ancient and from James Power, an Irish music-publisher whose Modern Italy, The Shipwreck, Approach to Venice, place of business was a very small shop in the &c. &c. ; also the works of Rosa Bonheur, Corbould, Strand, London. The consideration was that Moore Creswick, Constable, Chalon, Callcott, Cattermole, should give Power certain lyrics, which are now Collins, Cooke, De Wint, Etty, Eastlake, Faed, known as “Irish Melodies,'

," "Sacred Songs,” « Har- Fielding, Goodall, Hogarth, Landseer, Lawrence, monized Airs,'' “ National Melodies,”' &c. in many Leslie, Lewis, Martin, Maclise, Millais, Nasmyth, instances the music was harmonized by Moore him- Newton, Paton, Prout, Roberts, Reynolds, Richmond, self, who had some taste as an arranger, but difficult Ross (Sir

W.), Smirke, Stothard, Stanfield, Turner, music was transferred to Sir John Stevenson, an Westall, Wilkie, Ward, Warren, and others. The Irish composer, and finally to Sir Henry R. Bishop. principal engravers of these works are Brandard, “The Last Rose of Summer,” which forms the pre- Bacon, Burnet, Cousen, Cousins, S., Doo, Englevailing melody in the German opera of “Martha,” heart, Finden, Golding, Goodall, Holl, Heath, Le by Flotow, is an example of Moore's ingenuity. It Keux, Lewis, Pye, Raimbach, Robinson, J. H., Ryall, is simply the old air of “The Groves of Blarney,” Stewart, Smith, Stocks, Turner, C., Warren, Watt, slightly altered, and with an adagio instead of an J. H., Willmore, Ward, &c. At the recent high allegretto movement. We notice that, among the prices for engravings, this collection will realize auction sales lately advertised in London, was the several thousand pounds. whole stock of Moore's musical works, and the CHARLES COLLIN8.—This writer, brother of Wilkie stereotype of the whole. As yet, it has been impossi. Collins, and Charles Dickens's son-in-law, is about ble for us to ascertain and report what sum was producing a new novel, called " At the Bar.” realized by this transfer of literary property.

He is a younger son of the late William Collins, THE LATE JOHN LEECH.—A further portion of the R. A., whose picture, the “Sale of the Pet Lamb," original sketches by the great comio illustrator of is known and has been multiplied everywhere by “Punch” have been auctioned off in London, and had engravers. previously been exhibited at the residence of his

OBITUARY. sisters, the Misses Leech, comprising many of the post celebrated Political Cartoons, Mr. Briggs, and in Ireland, died at Torquay, in the south of England.

Dr. WILLIAM Henry Harvey, a native of Limerick, other Designs for Punch-Pictures of Life and He was a self-educated man of science, and was the Character-Punch's Almanac and Pocket BookSocial Miseries-Brookgreen Volunteer-Children

first, thirty years ago, to examine and report upon of the Mobility—the Rising Generation-Handley cessively elected Keeper of the Herbarium in Trinity

the botany of the Cape of Good Hope. He was sucCross; and other publications.

College, Dublin, Professor of Botany to the Royal NATURE AND Art.—This is the name of a shilling Dublin Society, and Professor of Botany in Dublin magazine, the first number of which has just University. His principal works are the “ Phycoappeared in London. It is beautifully illustrated logia Britannica,” the whole of the plates, 360 in in colors after designs by eminent artists.

number, having been drawn on stone by himself; SIGNBOARDS.—Mr. J. C. Hotten, of London, pub-"The Seaside Book;" a quarto volume of 550 pages lisher of many, and author of some curious books, and 50 plates on the Algæ of America, published by announces as nearly ready, " The History of Sign- the Smithsonian Institution; the "Phycologia Ausboards," which, he says, has grown to nearly 600 tralica,” in five volumes, each containing 50 plates ; pages of curious anecdotes, with 100 pictures of and part of the “Thesaurus Capensis," incomplete, Old Signs.

though three large octavo volumes are published. Venice, BY AN AMERICAN.—The “ London Athe- He had completed his fifty-fifth year. næum" speaks highly of " Venetian Life," by Wil.

Madame JULIA DE MARGUERITTES Rea, who had liam D. Howells, U.S. Consul at the "City of the long been attached to one of the Philadelphia SunSea," but doubts his ability to estimate matters of found dead in her bed (probably by apoplexy) on

day papers as musical and dramatic critic, was Art, and does not rank his work nearly as high as the morning of June 21st. She was born in London Mr. Story's “Roba di Roma," one of the best studies in 1814, and was author of "The Match Girl," a of an Italian city ever made.

sensation novel; “Ins and Outs of Paris," a volume ENGRAVINGS. – In half a century, the words of local sketches; and “ Parisian Pickings,” a col“Printed by McQueen,” in the smallest script, on lectiou of rather free stories compiled from French an engraving published in England, was a guarantee authors. that the artist had every fair play, for Mr. McQueen, Dr. Robert KEY GREVILLE, well known as an exwho was a steel and copperplate printer. during ali ceedingly active philanthropist, and one of the best

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botanists in Scotland, died at Edinburgh on June win Smith).—Aunt Judy (J. W. Palmer). The 4th, in his seventy-second year. He was not only Chimney Corner for 1866 : No. VII. (Mrs. H. B. a distinguished botanist and natural historian (his Stowe). — Griffith Gaunt; or, Jealousy (Charles large collections of plants and insects were pur- Reade).-Indian Medicine. — The Death of Slavery chased by the University of Edinburgh), but also a (W. C. Bryant).- Reviews and Literary Notices. good landscape-painter. He took a prominent part Boston: Ticknor & Fields. in the agitation against slavery in the British colo. Hours at Home. July. nies. His published works are “ Flora Edinensis,”

De Rebus Ruris : No. 2. English and American “Scottish Cryptogamic Flora,” “Algæ Britannicæ,” Wayside (D. G. Mitchell).-A Soldier's Dream.and, in conjunction with Sir W. J. Hooker, “Icones The Nest of the Humming Bird (Mrs. H. V. W. Filicum,” besides numerous papers in various sci- Adams). -Benjamin Silliman, D. D. (The Editor). entific journals. He was an honorary member of The Little Preacher.—About Lace (Mrs. E. E. Du many learned institutions, among them of the Phila- Bois).--Recollections of Fredrika Bremer (W. W. delphia Academy of Natural Sciences.

Thomas),- Why and How the Federal Capital was Ár. W. H. Leeds, who died lately in England, Established on the Potomac (Hon. C. T. Hulburd).was a good architectural writer and critic, but best The Christian Statesmen of America: No. VII. Hon. known as translator of Möller's “ Memorials of Ger- Solomon Foot (G. W. Benedict).-Ignatius (Author man Gothic Architecture,” and editor of a new of “ House of Bouverie”).-Domestic Life in Cuba. edition of Chambers's “ Decorative Part of Civil –Jane Gurley's Story : Chapters IX. and X. (Miss Architecture."

E. S. Phelps). Ancient Hymnology (Dr. Philip PERIODICALS.

Schaff). — Sculpture and Sculptors in England Harper's New Monthly Magazine. July.

(Prof. E. A. Lawrence).--Lieut.-Gen. Scott (Col. J. Personal Recollections of the War: Second

Grant Wilson).—Ecce Homo (Prof. H. B. Smith).

Doré's Biblical Illustrations.- Books of the Month. Paper (Gen. D. L. Strother).-Midsummer.—Some

New York: C. Scribner & Co. Curious Homes.-A Look at Lisbon.--High Days in a Virginian Village. - Armadale : concluded Our Young Folks. July. (Wilkie Collins).—Gettysburg, July, 1863.—Francis

The Children of the Flood (Elsie Teller).-CarAsbury. - The Sword of Damocles. — The Fool rie's Shipwreck (T. W. Higginson).- Among the Catcher.-Sanctuary Privileges in Rome.—Under Studios : No. III. (J. B. Aldrich). – Dandelionthe Arches.—Mr. Muddlar's Mistake.-A Study of Down (Lucy Larcom).-Midsummer (J. Warren Legs.- The Food of Birds. — Education of the Newcomb, Jr.). — A Summer in Leslie. - Gold. Colored Population of Louisiana.-An Hour at Sea.- thwaite's Life : No. VII.—Wandering About (CarleForty-Two.-Editor's Easy Chair.—Monthly Record ton).-The Summer Yellow Bird and the Black of Current Events.-Editor's Drawer. New York: Bird.—The Squirrels that Live in a House (Mrs. H. Harper & Bros.

B. Stowe).-Afoat in the Forest (Mayne Reid).The Catholic World. July.

Round the Evening Lamp.-Our Letter-Box. Bos

ton: Ticknor & Fields. The Nearest Place to Heaven.-May Breeze.-Unconvicted; or, Old Thorneleyus Heirs. -Our Mother's United States Service Magazine. June. Call.-Use and Abuse of Reading.–Eugénie de

Meade (Gouverneur Carr). — The Fourth Army Guérin's Letters from Paris.-Day Dreams. - The Corps (by a General Officer.—Nicknames (Lieut.Christian Schools of Alexandria, rigen. — Perico Col. G. N. Lieber). ---Martial and Military Law (J. the Sad; a Spanish Story.-Sapphics.- Problems O. Pierce).- The Brigadier (C. D. Gardette).of the Age. - The King and the Bishop. — The Across the Line (C. D. Gardette). -Sketches of Youth of St. Paul. - The Cuckoo and the Nightin- Great Captains : No. IV. Prince Eugene (John G. gale. - Hymn.-The Industrial Arts of the Irish. Wilson).

-Our Navy Yards (De B. R. Keim).-Screw Claims. -Seal Skins and Copper Skins.-Miscel- Propulsion in Naval Warfare (I. Newton).—Edi. lany.-New Publications. Now York: Lawrence torial Notes.—Brevet Brig.-Gen. J. L. Van Buren. Kehoe.

Correspondence. --Literary Notices.- Valedictory.Atlantic Monthly. July.

Official Intelligence : The Army; The Navy; The The Case of George Dedlow.-On Translating the National Guard.—Contents of Vol. V. New York:

C. B. Richardson. Divina Commedia (H. W. Longfellow).—The Great Doctor: No. 1 (Alice Cary).—The Retreat from National Quarterly Review. June. Lenoir's and the Siege of Knoxville (Maj. H. S. Socrates and His Philosophy. — The Saturnian Burrage). — Released (Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney). System.-Heine and his Works.-Why the Opera Friedrich Ruckert (Bayard Taylor). — Passages Fails in New York.—Buddhism and its Influence. from Hawthorne's Note-Books : No. VII. - To J. B. --The South American Republics and the Mooroo (J. R. Lowell).-Physical History of the Valley of Doctrine.—The Greek Tragic Drama.--Sophocles.the Amazon (L. Agassiz).- A Bundle of Bones (C. Partisan Reconstruction.-- Notices and Criticisms. J. Sprague). -- An Englishman in Normandy (Gold- New York: E. I. Sears.

BOOK NOTICES.

adapted for usefulness to all ladies, but especially RELIGIOUS.

to those who are advancing in life unmarried. The Beloved Disciple. By J. W. Kimball. pp. 93. Manual of the Evidences of Christianity, for Classes Boston: American Tract Society.

and Private Reading. By Stephen G. Bulfinch, Self-Love; or the Afternoon of Single Life. A com D. D. pp. 147. Boston: N. V. Spencer.

panion to “ Jealousy” and “False Pride." pp. The Christian system, its authors, institutions, 313. Philadelphia : T. B. Peterson & Bros. external and internal evidences, are clearly preThe product of a well-balanced, strong mind, and sented in a very compressed form; modern specu

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lations are discussed, and a special view is given of Medical Electricity: embracing Electro-Physiology Old Testament evidence. Questions are added. and Electricity as a Therapeutic, with special refer

ence to Practical Medicine ; showing the Most ApHISTORICAL

proved Apparatus, Methods, and Rules for the Thirty Years of Army Life on the Border. Com

Medical Uses of Electricity in the Treatment of prising Descriptions of the Indian Nomads of the

Nervous Diseases. By Alfred C. Garratt, M. D. Plains; Explorations of New Territory; a Trip

Third edition, revised and illustrated. 8vo. pp. Across the Rocky Mountains in the Winter; De

1103. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co. scriptions of the Habits of Different Animals

A very ample presentation of the great facts confound in the West, and the Methods of Hunting nected with the use of electricity as a healing them; with Incidents in the Life of different power. The treatment of the whole subject is clear, Frontier Men, &c. &c. By Col. R. B. Marcy, and deeply interesting. U. S. A., author of "The Prairie Traveller." With numerous illustrations.

New

FICTION York: Harper & Bros. Indians in every conceivable shape, and the wild, The Mayor of Wind-Gap; and Canvassing. By the

O'Hara Family. A new edition, with Introduction glorious life of the white man among Indians, are

and Notes, by Michael Banim, Esq., the survivor the subjects of this vivid fresh record of our West.

of the “O'Hara Family.” pp. 418. New York: It abounds in anecdote, sketches of character, and

D. and J. Sadlier & Co. a pleasant, manly humor which draws the reader on, to his own good, for the book is solid, and full The Bit o'Writin'. Containing the Irish Lord-Lieuof information, as well as pleasant.

tenant and His Double, &c. By the O'Hara Family. Rebellion Record. Part LVI. Monthly edition,

A new edition, with Introduction and Notes, by

Michael Banim, Esq. pp. 406. illustrated. New York: Van Nostrand.

John Banim is the Irish Sir Walter. He is bold, Foot-Prints of a Letter Carrier; or, a History of the picturesque, sympathetic with his race. A master

World's Correspondence. Containing Biographies, in the representation of Irish life, manners, love,
Tales, Sketches, Incidents, and Statistics con- and hate. The Sadliers are doing a good thing in
nected with Postal History. By James Rees, giving a uniform edition of his works.
Clerk' in the Philadelphia Post Office. pp. 420. The Admiral's Daughter. By Mrs. Marsh, author
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co.

of " Amelia Wyndham," &c. pp. 115 (minus 18). Mr. Rees has made a very agreeable and useful

Philada: T. B. Peterson & Bros. book about postal matters in all ages and lands, more especially in the second half of the nineteenth The Gray Woman ; and other Tales. By Mrs. Gascentury, in the United States of America.

kell, author of “Mary Barton,” &c. pp. 82 (minus

18). Philada : T. B. Peterson & Bros. POLITICAL

Pictures of Country Life. By Alice Cary, author Revolution and Reconstruction. Two Lectures de

of “Clovernook," " Married, not Mated,” &c. &c. livered in the Law School of Harvard College in

pp. 359. New York: Hard & Houghton. January, 1865, and January, 1866. By Joel

Pure, sweet, and womanly, winning to gentle Parker, Royall Professor. pp. 89. New York: thoughts and holy purpose, with no religiosity, but Hurd & Houghton.

full of pure religion--a book to be put upon the shelf An argument for “the admission of the Southern with the works of Miss Mulock and Mrs. Gaskell, members.”

and of others in the noble body of women, who Observations on Reconstruction. By Henry Flanders, have done an unspeakably precious work in cor

author of "Must the War Go On ?" pp. 31. recting the low, refining the mixed, and stimulating Philadelphia.

the good, in the life of the heart and of the home. Against negro suffrage and the disfranchisement Blessings be on them! of the rebels. Prison Life of Jefferson Davis. Embracing Details

PSYCHOLOGICAL. and Incidents in his Captivity, Particulars con- Shakspeare's Delineations of Insanity, Imbecility, and cerning his Health and Habits; together with

Suicide. By A. 0. Kellogg, M. D., Assistant Phymany Conversations on Topics of Great Public sician State Lunatic Asylum, Utica, N. Y. Pp. Interest. By Brevet Lieut.-Col. John J. Craven, 204. New York: Hurd & Houghton. M. D., late Surgeon U. S. Vols., and Physician of

It is very suggestive to watch a plain, matter-ofthe prisoner during his confinement in Fortress fact mind, testing by its own modes, and from its Monroe, from May 25, 1865, up to December 25, own point of view, the poblest productions of the 1865. pp. 377. New York: Carleton.

imagination, and thus giving evidence that the This volume will be read with interest. The creative faculty surpasses the logical in reaching views of Mr. Davis range over a wide field, and Dr. the highest truth. It is Prose dragged at the chaCraven has shown the fidelity of a Boswell in re- riot wheels of Poetry, and swelling its triumphs. cording them. The moral aim of the work is to Dr. Kellogg's volume will take a very honorable promote a spirit of leniency towards the prisoner, place among the special Shakspearian monographs. and the South generally.

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