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try's heart. 'Twill be the communion of genius Academy, an esteemed author and an eloquent with universal suffrage. I do not know whether professor of the Sorbonne), and an honorable in past times the petty newspapers have not some mention was made of M. A. Bazin (the author of a *self-reproaches to make as far as you are concerned, history of Louis XIII.). I mention these parbut I know very well the earnestness, the departure ticulars to show that M. Malitourne might have of M. de Villemessant, and his desire to go as reached academical honors and rank had he been far as Guernsey effaced all cloud from the past, so minded. He was allured by newspapers (those if the past had a cloud. ... So nothing re- sandy beaches where no flowers grow, and where mained but a great writer and an editor proud to the most eloquent thoughts traced are obliterated agree to an enormous sacrifice to attest his sympa- by the next tide !) and by society from these paths. thy. I bitterly regret this appeal, which would Dr. Veron says of him, in his “Memoirs :” “M. have touched your heart, is interrupted and ad- Malitourne is above all a fascinating talker. He journed. At Lacroix's desire I became the intro- divines the impressions and the thoughts which ducer of these gentlemen. I am ready to go with flash across the mind of those who listen to them by way of England so soon as you may express him, and while playing with these impressions and desire to talk with us about this business. thoughts he vivifies them with one of those I return most painfully disappointed by being so piquant and just phrases which he makes it his near and so far from you. Be good enough to business to find. He said of M. de Chateaubriand : reply to me at Paris, and to excuse this scrawl. He is of all republicans the republican most devoted Fatigue, the annoyance of disappointment, and an to the monarchy.' He remarked during the Restorainn's pens, ill serve my desire to convince you. tion: ‘I shall be easy about the destiny of our legiWholly yours from the bottom of my heart, timate princes when they come to think themselves
L. Ulbach." returned to our country and not to their country.' When M. Ulbach returned to Paris, he wrote in the midst of the great commercial and industrial M. Hugo a much more explicit letter, and a few advance which marked the last years of Louis days afterwards received this reply :
Philippe's reign, M. Malitourne pretended Louis “HAUTEVILLE-Horse, Tuesday, Feb. 27, noon. Philippe had succeeded rather to M. de Villele than “My ELOQUENT AND EXCELLENT DEAR BROTHER: Ito Charles X. I asked M. Malitourne to recall some received your two letters together, and I at once of those witticisms which he so often introduces in reply to them. I do not hesitate; although the his familiar conversations. He replied: “It is with arguments you advance are all beautiful, noble, my mind as it is with money—I have never been and excellent, and although such magnificent offers able to bring myself to write down my expenses.'' were never before made to an author, I must decline M. Malitourne wrote first in “La Quotidienne," then them. In my opinion the requirements of art in “Le Constitutionnel,” “La Charte de 1830,"' “ Le have precedence over every other consideration, Messagerdes Chambres,” and in" Le Moniteur Paris." and I look upon it as impossible to cut this book He contributed frequently to “ La Revue de Paris,” into feuilletons. It is consequently a regret I must and with M. Leon Gorlan and M. Nestor Roqueplan express; I add thanks to it. I see with pain several wrote " Les Nouvelles à la Main," a small periodical newspapers and a portion of the public attribute to which appeared in 1841 and which contained admime an aversion from this mode of publication which rable sketches of the public men of that day. He I am far from feeling. I have on this subject was likewise a contributor to “ Le Dictionnaire de la neither a deliberate opinion, por any prejudice; Conversation.” Whep M. Ladvocat, the famous pubillustrious names have warranted this excellent lisher (after enjoying for years an enormous income method of publication. It is an admirable form of he fell to be box-opener in one of our minor theatres, pablicity which is both popular and literary. died in a hospital and was buried in the Potter's
Ocean's Laborers' (and you will be of iny opinion) Field a few years since), purchased, in 1826, the is ill suited with it; but this mode of publication papers of Mme. Ida St. Elme, he engaged Malitourne may probably be well adapted to the novel, “Ninety- to put them into book form. He composed the three,' which I am now writing. I close the letter famous "Mémoires d'une Contemporaine," which apquickly in order that it may go off; the first polite- peared in 8 vols. between 1827-28 and ran through ness is to prevent the reply being waited. So three two editions at once. This work is one of those of you came to St. Malo! How I regret the ocean many adroit compounds of fiction and truth which prevented your crossing! How Hauteville-house are to be found in French literature under the title Frould have opened wide both its doors! Your of “Memoirs.” Memory, imagivation, the paste-box friend,
VICTOR Hugo." and scissors contribute in equal shares to these hisThe neurological list of the fortnight is quite full. torical novels, which are made sometimes to serve M. Malitourne, who was from 1820 to 1855 one of party, but chiefly to sell. Malitourne justly felt the most brilliant talkers, “diners-out,” and a very himself capable of higher undertakings than the brilliant writer of Paris, has been carried from preparation of such hashes. He determined to the ipsane asylum, where his wrecked intelligence depict contemporary passions, vices, frailties, and and body have been stranded these ten or eleven virtues. He would say: "I should like to be a sort Fears gone, to the graveyard. He first appeared in of La Bruyère of our epoch, if it be allowable for a public in 1820, when he wrote an essay on “ Parlia- man of sense to have such an ambition.” He divided mentary and Forensic Eloquence.” The French the plan of the work into chapters not unlike those Academy had proposed this subject for one of its of La Bruyère's characters, and had written several prizes. An old lawyer, one of the few survivors of chapters, which he read to his nearest friends. He ihe ante-revolutionary bar, M. Delamalle, sent in was making sensible progress in this work when an elaborate work and secured the prize. M. Mali- the revolution of February occurred. The terrible tourne obtained the second prize. The following agitation which followed this deplorable event inyear the French Academy offered prizes for the terrupted his labors. His mind became unseated. best “Eulogy of Le Sage.” The first prize was He continued to mix in general company and to divided between M. Malitourne and M. Patin (the write occasionally in " Le Constitutiounel.” It is author of an esteemed work on the Greek tragic even said he wrote Dr. Veron's Memoirs, which appoets, a member of the French Academy, and now peared in 1853–54. The malicious said, when Dr. Dean of the Sorbopne); the second prize was given Verno received promotion in the Legion of Hono to M. St. Maro Girardin (a member of the French he ought to receive an order whose motto should i;
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Honi soit qui mal y tourne (Evil to him who Mali- | burgh, 1778. The best edition, no doubt, is that of tournes), and then put into currency this dialogue Grahain Dalzell, Esq., advocate, giving the original after poor Malitourne was carried to the madhouse: orthography, printed in two volumes, in Edinburgh, “Malitourne has been sent to the insane hospital.” 1814. This, then, is only another instance of the “Gracious ! you don't say so! It must be a cruel embarrassment caused by giving titles instead of blow to Dr. Veron!" "Indeed it is! He has lost his names. mind." This allegation is wholly unfounded. He By referring to Robert Chambers' “ Biographical and Dr. Veron had been intimate friends all their Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen," I find that Lindlives ; bachelors both, both connected with the say was born about the beginning of the sixteenth press, both fond of good living and sparkling con- century, a cadet of the noble family of that name. versation, they became in course of time as intimate Chambers says of the Chronicles, " They present a as brothers. To Dr. Veron's honor be it said, when strange compound of endless and aimless garrulity, affliction befell Malitourne he undertook to supply simplicity, credulity, and graphic delineation. . . He all his wants, and Dr. Veron's purse mitigated, so describes events with all the circumstantiality of far as might be, the misfortunes of Malitourne's an eyewitness, and with all the prolixity of one terrible condition. I believe it was in 1954 or 1855 whois determined to leave nothing untold, however M. Malitourne was carried to Charenton. He trifling it may be. ... The earnest and honest simretained, in that mournful asylum, his gentle plicity of the good old chronicler is exceedingly character and his graceful intellect; he was fond, amusing. . . . Where he is corroborated by other hiseven to the last, of books, and still delighted in the torians, or by an association of well-known and wellconversation of well-informed people. He knew established circumstances, he may be trusted, but where he was, he knew why he was there, but in- where this is not the case, his testimony ought to dulged in no larnentations. He looked so old and be received with cantion." so broken as pot to be recognized by those who had When it is considered that, included within the seen him ten years ago. He had forgotten all he limits named above as belonging to his chronicle, once knew so well; memory was a blank, and at are the battles of Flodden Field and Pinkie Cleugh, times he was afflicted by the hallucination of being and the eventful reign of Mary Stuart, the gossip hopelessly stark-naked, although he had covered of such a person as is described above may well be himself with overcoats and cloaks. He was born supposed interesting.
F. V. al L'Aigle in Orne County in 1795, and seems to have passed a happy childhood and youth. An uncle,
NOTES ON BOOKS AND BOOKSELLERS. who had been before the Revolution a Benedictine
PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR IN THE UNITED monk, and whom Malitourne spoke of as a man of States OF AMERICA. By Benson J. Lossing. Vol. I. learning, good sense, and sprightliness, educated Geo. W. Childs, Philadelphia.–One of the works in him with particular care, and in iuged the brightest which the skill of the draughtsman and engraser hopes of his nephew's career, for Malitonrne gave has been called in to illustrate the text, with most early evidence of his rare talents. He came up to advantage to the narrative, is Mr. Lossing's history Paris in 1816. He was 70 or 71 years old at his of the war just ended. It is seldom that snch a death. I ought to give a parting word to M. Boyer careful compilation of facts, and such correct artisand to M. Avond the other deceased of the fortnight. tical embellishments are to be found in the same Space fails me. They, too, spent the best part of book. There is not a page in it which has not one their talents on ephemeral publications, and so their or more explanatory engravings, the fidelity of names, too, were written in rupuing water.
which can be at once recognized. Although the G. S. pictorial features of the work are those which will
first attract attention, they must not be allowed to PITSCOTTIE
eclipse its literary merits. We can assert with It is likely that many readers of the Circular truth that it is the first conscientiously written hishave been interested by Sir Walter Scott's allusions tory of the war that has been given to the world to “old Pitscottie," and have wondered that in no since its close. It is neither one-sided as to its facts other reading do they find reference to pages which nor as to its conclusions. Mr. Lossing, as a loyal he regarded with so much favor. One of the pas- man, of course cannot be expected to justify the sages in wbich Scott refers to this chronicler occurs
course of the rebels ; but every plea which has been in a letter inserted in “Lockhart's Life of Scott,” and urged in favor of secession, every extenuating circontains these words : " The pages of Pitscottie, cumstance which has been advanced in justification where events are told with so much naïvelé, and of the extreme measures resorted to by them during even humor, and such individuality as it were, that the war, finds a place in his parrative. It is thus it places the actors and scenes before the reader.” | we understand the duties of the historian; and it is (Vol. 7, p. 154.) My attention to this matter was a gratification to us to find that they are so underroused anew two or three years ago, by searching stood by the historian himself. The work in its for the name Pitscottie in vain, in several book's typographical features is a credit to the American where it seemed just to expect it. Not only was it press. It has been got up with a fastidiousness wanting in Watt and Lowndes, but specific biblio- and a recklessness of expense which few but printers graphies of British history, such as Nicholson and can appreciate. A choicer, daintier, or more attracMacrary, gave no satisfaction. The entire resources tive object for the drawing-room table could not of the Boston Public Library, and the intelligence well have been devised. It is all the more entitled of its officers, were appealed to in vain. So extra- to our admiration because it combines literary with ordinary and tantalizing a result seemed to admit artistic excellence, and constitutes a monument to no other solution than the conjecture that the quaint the patriotism, self-devotion, and heroism of our solchronicle might never have been printed. In this diers the like of which has not hitherto been built bewilderment I remained till a few days ago, when up.--New York Herald, May 29. I accidentally observed that Robert Lindsay, laird S. Austin ALLIBONB, D. C. L.-It gives us great of Pitscottie, wrote “ Chronicles of Scotland, from gratification to announce that Dr. Allibone has com
21st of February, 1436, to March, 1565.” To this pleted the second and concluding volume of his was added a continuation, by another hand, till “Critical Dictionary of English Literature, and August, 1604. The whole was published, in folio, British and American Authors, living and deceased, Edinburgh, 1728, and again in duodecimo, Edin- | from the earliest accounts to the middle of the
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Nineteenth Century; containing Thirty Thousand ! itself. The fame of the most eminent bibliographers Biographical and Literary Notices ; with Forty In- pales before Mr. Allibone's gigantic achievement. dexes of Subjects." This work was projected in A man who has spent so many years of labor on 1850, and the author commenced preparing it for a work of such eminent usefulness should have the the press in August, 1853, and in December, 1858, most cordial of all recognitions from the whole vast was published the first volume (A to J) of over public interested in literature. The only way in 1,000 pages imperial octavo. The Magnum Opus, a which this gratitude and esteem can be expressed loving labor of more than sixteen years, is now is in the form of generous subscriptions to his book. completed, and will be placed before the public as We trust that Mr. Childs, his publisher, will be soon as, consistent with that overruling accuracy for overwhelmed, during the summer months, with a whicli its author is so anxiously watchful, it can host of subscription letters, which will task even his pass into type, and thence into the iron grasp of the business capacity to classify. A hundred thousand printing machine, and the more delicate handling subscriptions would hardly repay Mr. Allibone for of the bookbinders. The mass of manuscript of his expenditure of time and money; and every one Allibone's Dictionary, fairly copied for the press, of the hundred thousand would find that he had occupies 19,044 large foolscap pages and a few pages received for his outlay more than fifty times the in large quarto. The copyist was Mrs. Allibone, who value of his subscription, estimated merely by the thus proved herself a helpmeet for her accomplished price of the bibliographical books which it enables and persevering husband. In like manner, when him to do without. Of the saving of time—and Mr. the late Dr. Buckland wrote his celebrated Bridge- Allibone's book is the inost labor-saving of all bibwater Treatise on Geology and Mineralogy, his wife liographical machines—we do not say a word, imcopied parts of it nineteen times (so frequent and portant as that element is in our busy age.- Boston exteosive were the alterations), avd, as she told the Transcript. writer of this, made fair copies of the entire work APPLETON'S HANDBOOK OF TRAVEL.— The publicafour times over. Like ber, the lady whose name we tion of the forthcoming “Southern Tour” of this have ventured to introduce here, having materially popular work has already been announced. The aided in her husband's great work, may
editor, Mr. Edward H. Hall, is now busy revising “Share the triumph and partake the gale."
the portion relating to our State, city, and neighborThat our readers may be able to judge what labor will furnish him with communications in regard to
hood, and will feel under obligations to citizens who and research have been here concentrated, we shall them. The space hitherto devoted to Pennsylvania, and a few facts which are within our knowledge. though large, will be greatly increased, and many There were 1,873 manuscript pages of subjects under objects of interest will find a place in its columns, the letter B ; 1,555 of H; 1,796 of M : 2,251 of S, and which have hitherto been omitted. It will be ac2,008 of W.' It took Dr. Allibone about twenty-two companied by railroad maps, distance tables, and months to write up the articles in the letter S, and other important additions to the original work. about as many more for those of the letter w. We hope to see our citizens take advantage of this Smith cannot be a rery unusual patronymic, for fine opportunity to secure a fitting representation of Dr. Allibone chronicles the literary productions of the city in its pages. Mr. Hall's address is 92 seren hundred of that name, among whom there are Grand Street, New York. ninety John Smiths. Gibbon, who fully knew the importance and value
The recent fire in the premises of Messrs. C. Scribof his great work, has recorded the very day on
ner & Co., in New York, has caused no material
The occurrence which, as be sat musing amidst the ruins of the interruption of their business. Capitol, the idea of writing the history of the decline afforded a good instance of the efficiency of the and fall of the Roman Empire first started to his present Paid Fir Department and associated mind, and told, with still more particularity, the organizations. As soon as the fire was discovered, exact place, time, and hour when he wrote the the “ Insurance Patrol Company" of that fire dis
When last lines of the last page. Future historians of trict took possession of the store and stock. literature may thank us for here setting down the it became obvious that water would be thrown into fact that Dr. Allibone “ wrote the lines of the last or would leak into the store, they at once covered page” of his work (the most extensive ever produced the side-cases and centre-tables with heavy tarpauby one mind) precisely at 8.27 P. M. on Tuesday, lins. If it had become evident that the building May 29th. He will rest his mind, we hope, for suf' would burn down, they would have carried out the ficient time, when the additional and wearying stock and kept guard over it. There was in the is ended. We can easily imagine what a reception from theft or from ruin by wet, by this Patrol. The labor of seeing the new volume through the press store about $140,000 worth of costly books, of
which at least seventy-five per cent. was preserved he would have among the literati England, France, and Germany, who highly appreciate the value and Patrol is a force maintained by the Fire Insurance the conscientious reliability of the cyclopædic work Companies of the city at a cost of some $50,000 a which he has accomplished.—The Philadelphia year, and they have repeatedly, as in this case, Press, June 5, 1866.
saved their employers in one night more than their
whole year's cost. ALLIBONE'S DICTIONARY OF AUTHORS.—We have received a letter from S. Austin Allibone, dated May Tourists in America.-Sir Morton Peto, M. P., 30, in which he says: “The Dictionary of Authors, has published the results of his tour in the United which I projected in 1850, and commenced prepar- States last autumn, as "The Resources and Prosing for the press Aug. 1, 1853, was completed last pects of America, ascertained during a Visit to the night at twenty-seven minutes after eight." We States in the Autumn of 186i5,” which gives a highly are glad to hear that this work, the result of sixteen favorable view of our condition and prospects. Mr. years of continuous and most exhausting labor, is W. H. Bullock, a young Oxonian,“ with keen eyes, finished. The first volume has already been pub- good spirits, and plenty of animal daring,” made a lished by G. W. Childs, of Philadelphia, and we rapid tour through Mexico in the winter of 1864 presunre that the second and concluding volume and the spring of 1865, and has thrown his expewill soon appear. The book, as completed, will be rience into a volume entitled “Across Mexico i the most valuable bibliographical work in existence. 1864-5.” His verdict, from what he saw ay Indeed it will be a whole library of bibliography in heard, was that the French had made everythii
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worse than they found it. He describes the French | pleted his romance of “Armadale” in the June soldiers as little better than thieves and assassins. number of the “ Cornhill,” it is announced that
Tennyson ILLUSTRATED BY DORÉ.-It is stated that Miss Thackeray will commence a new story in the Gustave Doré has finished a series of thirty illus- July number. trations of Tonnyson's “ Idyls of the King," which POPULARITY.-It is announced that of "The Adhe was commissioned to execute by a London pub- ventures of Mr. Verdant Green," an amusing book lisher. As Doré does not know the English lan- which caricatures rather than describes college life guage, Tennyson's blank verse was translated into at Oxford, ninety thousand copies have been sold. French prose, and on this somewhat subdued text The author, whose nom de plume is “ Cuthbert Bede," Doré had to work.
is the Rev. Edward Bradley, and was educated, not ALEXANDER Smith.—This Scottish poet, whose at Oxford, but in the University of Durham. "Life Drama” excited a sort of furore on its publi
IRELAND'S SHAKSPEARE FORGERIES.—There was to cation in 1853, and who now is only thirty-five have been sold in London on the 7th ult. William years old, is writing prose tales and sketches for H. Ireland's own Collections relative to the Shaktwo English periodicals, “Good Words” and “The speare forgeries, with the “ Confessions” in his own Quiver." Since 1854, Mr. Smith has held the secre- handwriting. It may be remembered that Ireland taryship of the University of Edinburgh, an office pretended to have discovered numerous manu. for life, with $1500 per annum salary.
scripts by Shak-peare, including two entire plays, Gustave Doré.—This artist, whose genius and called “ Vortigern” and “ Henry II. ;” that Dr. Parr industry are alike marvellous, has supplied forty- and other littérateurs fully believed in the authentithree illustrations to the “Authentic History of city of these papers ; that “ Vortigern," purchased Captain Castagnette," written by M. Manuel, a by Sheridan, was prodnced at Drury Lane Theatre, French author, and just translated into English. in 1796, where it failed, with John Kemble in the It is a story of the Munchausen class, and the hero, leading part; that the two plays were published in of the Bobadil family, is a ludicrous braggart, whó 1799; and that Ireland's “ Confessions,” which applied artificial contrivances to repair the ravages appeared in 1805, revealed the bistory and mysof war, until scarcely a bit of his original person tery of the whole elaborate and specious forgery. remained to him. The book is amusing, but the Ireland died in 1835, and the manuscript of his illustrations chiefly give it value.
* Confessions" must be of no small interest to Art Unions.—On the motion of Lord Robert Shakspearian scholars. It is singular that in the Montagu, the House of Commons appointed a com, duced by Ireland, the signatures of the poet, of
“Shakspeare" documents manufactured and promittee to inquire into the establishment and Lord Southampton, and of Queen Elizabeth were operations of Art-Unions in England, and upon curiously unlike any of the originals, of which their effect upon Art. They report that the engravings issued by these Associations are generally
numerous fac-similes had been publislied. indifferent, and that they have encouraged the pro
Jenny LIND.—This great vocalist's appearance at duction of inferior painting and modelling. It is the Dusseldorf Musical Festival, this year, will be expected that these institutions, in consequenve of a farewell one. She is now nearly forty-five years this unfavorable report, will be strictly placed old, and wishes to retire in her prime. under the laws which prohibit lotteries in the GEORGE BANCROFT.-The Lincoln oration of our British Empire.
great historian, delivered before Congress, has been Noble AUTHORS.—Among the recent English an. republished in London. nouncements is the “Memoirs and Correspoudence AGNES STRICKLAND. - This historian of the Queens of Field-Marshal Viscount Combermere," who died of England and Scotland has just completed, in last year in his ninety-third year, after over sixty-one volume,“ Lives of the Seven Bishops who were four years of military service, and was supposed to committed to the Tower in 1688, enriched and ilhave been the oldest soldier in the world. This Instrated by most interesting personal letters, now biography is written by his widow (an accomplished first published, from the Bodleian Library." Irish lady, daughter of Dr. T. Gibbins, of Cork), Victor IluGo.-It is stated that Victor Hugo has and Captain W. W. Knollys.–Viscountess Enfield lost £15,000 by the recent failure of a London bank. has just published " The Dayrells: a Domestic Story," which is critically commended as “ pure
Isa CRAIG.–This lady, born in Edinburgh in 1830, and honest in intention, and full of good morals for
won the first prize for her Ode recited at the Burns young people of a marriageable age.”—And Lord Centenary Festival in 1859, there being 620 comDe Ros has nearly completed "Memorials of the petitors. In 1856, Mr. Blackwood, of Edinburgh, Tower of London,” a subject hitherto much neglected, published for her a volume entitled “Poems by not having been treated with any degree of fulness Social Science Association, he secured Miss Craig's
When Mr. Hastings orgauized the National in Mr. Brayley's pretentious “ History of the Tower,” though agreeably in several of Mr. Harrison Ains- help as assistant secretary. She has resigned that worth's historical romances.
office, on the occasion of her marriage, and the
mernbers of the Association have presented Ler DISRAELI.—A sixpenny edition of the “Curiosi- with a silver tea-service and salver, suitably inties of Literature," by the elder Disraeli, is now scribed. publishing in London. It is reported that Mr. B. Disraeli , statesman and man of letters, will speedily paintings by this great artist have just appeared in
J. M. D. Turner.—Engravings of two of the finest be created a British peer.
London. One, engraved in line by William Miller “George Eliot.”—Miss Marian Evans, who writes and his last and finest work, is “ The Bell-Rock under this sobriquet, and has published nothing Lighthouse during a Storm :" the other by William since “Romola," has in the press a new novel en Chapman, the only pupil of Miller, is “Ilfracombe titled “Felix Holt, the Radical,” the scene of which Devon." is in one of the midland counties of England.
Silvio Pellico.- Lady Georgina Fullerton has Miss THACKERAY.—The eldest daughter of the translated the “Life of the Marchioness Guilia Fallate W. M. Thackeray was author of " The Story letti of Bazolo," the posthumous work of Silvio of Elizabeth,” published as a serial in the “ Corn Pellico, author of " Le Mie Peigione." It will be hill Magazine.” Mr. Wilkie Collins having com- published immediately.
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A PRIMITIVE SUBJECT.-M. Gounod, the musical ' now announced in London “ A Century of Painters composer, who was making a new opera on the of the English School : with Critical Notices of their time-honored subject of Romeo and Juliet, has Works, and an Account of the Progress of Art in discontinued his labors in that direction, and is said England,” in two volumes, by Richard and Samuel to be “ writing the history of Adam and Eve.” Redgrave, both well-knowo artists.
J. SHERIDAN Le Faxo.-A new novel by this writer, MosogRAMS.-A recently published English vowhose“Uncle Silas” is well known and valued here, lume, shield-form, printed on fine drawing-paper, is announced by Richard Bentley, London. Its with 45 illustrations in colors, and set off in illuininame is “All in the Dark.” Mr. Le Fanu, one of nated binding, is J. E. Hodgkin's "Monograms, Anthe great Sheridan family, wrote the eccentric and cient and Modern, their History and Art-Treatment; thrilling poem “Shamus O'Brien," which was origi- with Examples collected and designed,” by the nally recited in this country by Samuel Lover, who author. The contents are: 1. Greek and Roman did not exactly claim, but never distinctly dis- Monograms; 2. Early Forms of the Labarum ; 3. elaimed, the authorship.
Later Forms of the Labarum, &c.; 4. Monograms SCANDINAVIA.—The "History of Scandinavia, from of Popes, Bishops, &c.; 5. Monograms of Emperors the Early Times of the Northmen, the Sea Kings, and of Germany; 6. Monograms of Kings of France and Vikings, to the Present Day,” by Professor Paul C. Italy; 7 and 8. Monograms of English and Foreign Sinding, published in this country about seven Printers ; 9. Masons' Marks; 10. Monograms of years ago, has been reproduced in England, with a Painters and Engravers, &c.; 11. Various Monomap and portrait of Queen Margaret.
grams; and 34 combinations of Initials of various PAINTERS AND ENGRAVERS.-Bryant's “ Dictionary
characters printed in gold and colors on shields. of Painters and Engravers," always valuable as a
Dr. Petrie.— A committee has been formed, constandard work of reference, has just been supple- sisting of the Earl of Dunraven, the Rev. Drs. mented by a volume, imp. 8vo., entitled “Modern Todd, Graves, and Reeves, &c., to edit the literary and Living Painters," by Henry Ottley, London.
remains of this well-known Irish antiquarian. TEETOTALISM.—We notice that the ninth number Professor Stokes, of Dublin University, is to write
the memoir. of “ The Anti-Teapot Review" has just been published in London and Oxford.
QUAKER Books.—The “ London Bookseller” says : TAB LATE Jour LEECH.-A biography of this able
A curious bibliographical work is now in conrse of artist, so long the leading illustrator of "Punch," publication, of which the full title is “A Descripis aunounced in England. It will be written by Dr. I tive Catalogue of Friends' Books, or Books written John Brown, of Edinburgh, author of “ Rab and His by Members of the Society of Friends, commonly Friends," and other genial works.
called Quakers, from their first Rise to the present
Time; interspersed with Critical Remarks and occaMARTIN ON MCCULLOCH.-A new and enlarged sional Biographical Notices, and including all Writedition of the late J. R. McCulloch's “ Dictionary of ings by Authors before joining, and by those after Geography,” prepared by Frederick Martin, is an- having left the Society, whether adverse or not. nounced by Longman & Co. of London, the original Compiled by Joseph Smith. London: Printed for publishers of the work, which has long been out of Joseph Smith, No. 2, Oxford Street, Whitechapel.” print.
Five one shilling parts have been issued, but the CAMDEN SOCIETY OF ENGLAND.—This association, names go no further than “ Baker," the most voluwhich has taken the name of an eminent antiqua- minous writer being “ Anonymous.” Some of the rian, applies itself to the publication of early his most curious titles belong to books published within torical and literary remains. By an accidental the last fifty years. coincidence, the Marquis Camden, whose family LIBERAL EDITORIAL REMUNERATION.-In the “Lonname is Pratt, is now its President. The following don Athæneum” we find the following advertisebooks will be issued to its members in 1866, annual ment: “Reporter and Sub-Editor wanted. Wanted subscription $5: I. Letters and Other Documents on a Country Journal, a Verbatim Short-hand ReIllustrating the Relations between England and porter, and good Descriptive Writer, one who would Germany at the Commencement of the Thirty also be willing to make himself generally useful in Years' War, edited by Samuel Rawson Gardiner, Sub-editing, &c. To a competent person the situa. Esq., late Student of Christ Church. II. A Re- tion would be an improving one. It ought to be gister of the Priory of St. Mary, Worcester, con- improving, for the next announcement is, “Salary taining an Account of the Lands and Possessions of to commence at £90 per annum,” which is about the Church in the Early Part of the Thirteenth $8 50 per week. Century, edited by the Venerable Archdeacon Hale.
AUTOGRAPHS.— There was lately on sale in London “Ox The Cam.”—The “ London Athenæum,” in a charter signed by King Stephen, Matilda his concluding a highly complimentary notice of Mr. Queen, and Eustachius his son® (A. D. 1137)-in William Everett's “On the Cam,” says: “We warn each case the signature being formå crucis, in the our readers against thinking that the character of form of a cross. these lectures is such as to make them interesting Homer a Hindu !—Mr. James Hutchinson, of the only to Americans ; on the contrary, we know no Cape of Good Hope, has published a book in which book which will give a better, brighter, and more he contends that Homer had “the great poem of truthful account of Cambridge University, to those Valmiki, the Ramayana, in his eye” when he comwho wish to send their sons thither; and we can
posed his own immortal work, and that “Homer with justice say of Mr. Everett's work, that it would was himself a Hindú; that is, that he worshipped not have been unworthy of his father's reputation."the same deities as the Hindús, and professed the - Boston Transcript.
same religion, there being at that time but one BRITISH ART.-Mr. Dunlap's “ History of the Arts common idolatry prevalent in that portion of the of Design in the Uuited States," published in 1834, world.” He points out resemblances between the is the only work giving any continuous account of Iliad and the Rámáyana, and to show that the rape the progress and condition of the Fine Arts in of Helen and the siege of Troy are merely the America. In England, far better notice is taken Greek copies of the carrying off of Sita, and the and kept up of native art and artists, and there is capture of Lanka, as described in the Ramayana.