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OUR CONTINENTAL CORRESPONDENCE. greatly exceeded Raphael, was a poor wretch of a

PARTS, January t, 1866. house-painter, who received a dollar and a quarter It irks me to tell you these stories. I like M. de for his pains, and who has, since M. de LamarLamartine despite all his faults. I think France tine discontinued his excursions into the realus unjust to him; and when M. Guizot compares him of art, earned his living by painting signs. Is not contemptuously to a plant which constantly flowers all this French and funny? Does it not remind and yet brings forth no fruit, I look at the violet, or you of Cardinal de Richelieu, when master of the cape jessamine, or the honeysuckle. Who asks France and almost of Europe, inviting all polite fruit from them? Man thanks God for their fragrance Paris to the Palais Royal to see his tragedy, and and color; the bee finds honey in them. Is the poet's whisper in his ear that Corneille was a poetaster to fragrance and color less enchanting? Can't every him ? noble spirit find honey in them? M. de Lamartine Did you ever observe that great writers rarely hare has borne no fruit? What did be on that revolution- a taste for bon mots ? M. de Lamartine Dever made ary day when he commanded the crimson tide which one in his life; nor did M. Guizot, por M. Thiers, brought the red flag and the scaffold of 1793 to re- nor Mme. George Sand, nor did M. Victor Hugo. treat to their distempered caves? He bad no army to I read the other day (which suggested the obser sustain him; no police were there to master his oppo- vation just made)—" Leon Gozlan said to M. Saintenents; tradition and the passions were against him; Beuve, in my presence, Can you conceive Victor he had only eloquence to aid him, and with its pre- Hugo! In the midst of the Revolution of '45 a vailing enchantinents he wrought the magic deed. deputation of water-carriers called on him; be He is extravagant of money. 'Tis a grievous fault, made them a most eloquent speech, but did not, as the world goes, but isn't it quite a common infir- could not put into it the least bit oi fun, or one box mity of genius ? An accident happened the other mot.'It would seem as if this small-change of day to him which explains, in great part, his pecu- intellect belongs rather to those who have a till niary embarrassments. He gave orders, when he than to those who have a mine of intellect. went to the country, that all registered letters You know how extensive have been the entershould be placed in baskets in his study, and remain prises of the municipal anthorities of Paris-what untouched until his return. Some three or four new streets and squares they have opened, what thousand had accumulaied. They contained $8,000 houses they have torn down. The last new street or $12,000. The baskets which contained them were opened—the Rue de Turbigo-revealed to us a placed inconsiderately where chance directed. M. de house of the fourteenth century, which every lover Lamartine, on the eve of his return, ordered the ser- of letters looks upon with interest. It is the nanvants to warm and otherwise prepare the house sion of the Dukes of Burgundy. Built by them in for his reception A basket full of these valuable 1300 for their Paris residence, a new street in 1542 letters stood near the furnace's flue, and, after the ran through a portion of it. They deserted it, and furnace became heated, took fire, and the greater from 1542 to 1783 (from the reign of Francis I. to the part of its contents was destroyed. While M. de reign of Louis XVI.) it was the theatre which say Lamartine was in life's sunny liours he was accus. the first performance of the plays of Corneille, tomed to issue weekly an invitation somewhat in Racine, Marivaux, Favart, Sedaine, the operas these terms: "M. de Lamartine begs Mons. N. comiques of Gretry, Philidor, Monsigny, &c. par or M. to do him the honor to spend the morning posely omit Molière, whose first plays were i#rof the inst. with him. M. de Lamartine will formed as he strolled about France, the others at extemporize a landscape." His large drawing-room, Versailles. The majority of La Fontaine's pieces beautifully furnished and decorated, was rather were played at the Foire St. Germain ; and I ought sombre. The guests were seated in chairs placed to have excepted Racine's “ Esther," which was first in parallel lines. M. de Lamartine sat on an arm - played at St. Cyr. The interest awakened by this chair under a sort of velvet canopy, and was wrapped old relic of the past has directed attention to in meditation. Near him was a black ebony easel another interesting monument of the past-the and a painter. When all the guests were in their ancient church of St. Julien le Pauvre, whose an. places, a servant carefully and noiselessly closed tiquity is lost in the obscurity of Time's long rista. the doors, and M. de Lamartine rose. The painter It is certainly coeval with the French monarchy. likewise rose and stood in front of his canvas. M. Gregory of Tours speaks of it. The General Assem. de Lamartine fixed his eyes on an imaginary horizon, bly of the University of Paris met in it from 120 and began to say: "On the right of the landscape to 1700. It was originally placed under the focaa series of small hills-as it were waves of sand- ble of St. Julien the Martyr; but in the twelfth planted with vines-crowned with nothing but century it was dedicated to St. Julien le Paurre some wild peach-trees, which throw po shade upon likewise. A little to the north of the church stands the vines.” The poor painter's hand went as a well, which was for centuries regarded as pos. fast as a stenographers, while perspiration rolled sessed of miraculous virtues. Its water is not nos down his forehead. Ou M. de Lamartine went, fit to drink. The inside of this church is said to throwing in the sun here, a rock there—yonder be curious. I have never been able to discover a waterfall, hard-by a cottage; beyond it the the janitor, although I have made repeated atfull moon-clouds all around. At last, almost tempts. It took me six hours to find the street, breathless, M. de Lamartine exclaimed, “ Look on or rather alley, in which the church lies. Not: this landscape, and tell me if it does not invite hackman or policeman knew it, and I only found it thought to spread its wings, and bear the soul as far at last by going into every hole and corner of the as hope can fly, imagination soar!” The landscape neighborhood where I knew it was situated. It is was shown to the guests. They all poured holy at the back of a court-yard, which is occupiei on it.

One vowed Raphael bad never almost entirely by a carpenter's shop. There is painted anything half so beautiful; another de some ground of reason to believe the municipal clared no museuin possessed anything like it (which authorities will surround all the monuments I was true); this one begged for it; another said have mentioned with squares. 'twas worth its weight in gold. M. de Lamar I notice on the booksellers' stalls (although thes tine strutted backwards and forwards, bowing, in are still encumbered with the garish books of New his stately way, to the compliments paid him. Year's Day) H. E. Bouchard's “Annette Taudet. It turned out afterwards that the artist, who sol or Poitou Sorcerers in the Nineteenth Centary,"


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sketches of Poitou manners and customs ; Capt. F. |“Oh dear, no! that would not be fair; I force the Bouyer's "French Guyana ;'' “ La Communion des public to listen to me only one hour, and it has no Saints, or Our Brethren in the Next World,” by the right to force me to listen to it a whole week.” author of “L’Eucharistie Meditée ;” Dr. Favrot's The French Comedy has received a piece entitled " Mahomet, or Science among the Arabs ;" H. de “La Valise de Molière ;' it is composed entirely of Ferron's “Theory of Progress ;" Father Marin de lines by Molière, selected from his different pieces ; Boylesve's “Problemes: Les Malices de la Science;" | M. Ed. Fournier is the Chinese who had patience to Prince de Tchihatoheff's “ Asia Minor” (4th part, make this odd mosaic. . . Daniel Stern (Countess Geology); B. St. Hilaire's translation of "Aristotle's a'Agout) is said to be writing her autobiography; Heavens ;" Dr. Bergeret's “Philosophie des Sciences it will be contained in three volumes. The title will Cosmologiques, et Critique des Sciences et de la be “My Conscience and My Life.” .. The Literary Pratique Médicales;” C. Brillaud Laujardière's “In- Men's Society have purchased a grave, and are about toxication considered in its Medico-Legal Conse- erecting a monument to poor Charles Barbara. . . quences ;" J. Chautard's “ Theoretical and Practical M. Ponsard's hvalth is most wretched. The EmExposition of the Sources of Heat and Light;" "Con- peror has made him librarian of the Palace of the ferences Historiques," delivered at the Paris Medi- Elysée, a place worth $1200 a year, and with a cal School in 1865 ; Paul Deltuf's “ L'Ordonnance suite of rooms in the palace, fuel, and lights. .. de Non-Lieu” (a novel); E. Klippel's “Des Mots M. Paul de Kock was recently invited by the PresiLiberté, Egalité, Fraternité ;” A. Labot's “ Convo- dent of the Caveau to join his brethren the first cation of the Etats Généraux and the Electoral Le- night he acted as President. The invitation was gislation in 1789;" P. Le Grand de La Libraye's declined in the following note: “I heartily thank * Historical Notes on the Annamite Nation ;” Mme. you for inaugurating your term of office by sending Lozaouis's “ Histoires Morales et Dramatiques” me your kind letter of invitation. I am most (with an introduction by Jules Janin); P. J. Lyon- sensible of your kindness, but I cannot avail mypard's “L'Apostolat de la Souffrance," or voluntary self of it. When I am in the midst of a company victims to serve the actual requirements of the of charming men and gay guests, I like to do as church and nations, and especially of Catholic na- the others, and not pout at my glass. Just now I tions of Europe ; J. Klackzko’s “Etudes de Diplo- should make a wretched figure at your table. I am matie Contemporaine," the European Cabinets in again tormented by the gout. I like truffles, but 1863–64; A. Pictet's “ Les Origines Indo-Euro- the gout can't bear them. I idolize champagne, péennes ;”? A. Poey's “ Bibliographie Cyclonique," a the gout has it and all generous wines in aversion. catalogue of 1008 works, pamphlets, etc., published Therefore I must shun the temptation ; for I am no on whirlwinds, tornadoes, and cyclonic storms; Saint Antony, and could not resist it. Believe me, Abbé Etsougeois's “Life of Gen. de Lamoricière ;'' etc. Ch. PAUL DE Kock.".. Frederic Soulie's family, A. de Quatrefages's “ Histoire Naturelle des Annelés at the instance of the Literary Men's Society, are Marins et d'Eau Douce: Annélides et Gephyriens;" repairing his tomb, which was in ruins. . . It is said Abbé Riché's “Catholicism considered in its Rela- M. Edmond About is to receive some office from the tions with Society;" F. Gabriel Sagard Theodat’s French government. Its character is not stated. “ Histoire du Canada et Voyages qne les F. M. R. M. Benjamin Georges Nadault, a nephew of Bufy ont Faicts, etc.” (reprint); L'Ulbach's “ Le Jardin fon, died a few days since at Montbard, 87 years du Chanoine” (a novel); and a beautifully illus- old. . . M. Paul Duport, for many years a popular trated edition of M. Michelet's “ Bird,” which drew dramatist of Paris, the colaborer of Seribe, Bayard, from him this letter to the artist who adorned it: Melesville, etc., the author of “ books" of Halevy's, " Giacomelli's • Bird' reached us this morning. This Adam's, Ambroise Thomas's operas, died a few days will remain its name. It is a real marvel, and 'tis since at the age of 69. He was a nephew of Duport, sometimes sublime. Mine. Michelet herself does the celebrated dancer. By his express orders his not recognize her child in your picture of the man- | body was borne directly from his house to the of-war bird. What talents, sprightliness, and re- graveyard, unhallowed by religion's benedictions. sources you have exhibited in a most difficult M. Mourlon, a well-known law writer, is dead.. subject! I shake your hands with the tenderest He was the author of " Le Traité théorique et praadmiration. J. MICHELET.” Mme. Michelet wrote a tique des Subrogations Personelles," etc.

He was considerable portion of the “ Bird.” I am sorry to only 56 years old. . . Some years since I went, at say her health is so delicate that her husband has the request of a friend, to Tresse's shop in the Palais been obliged to take her to Hyeres for the winter. Royal, to purchase some $20 or $30 worth of plays.

Mme. Ch. Lenormant has published a novel by Tresse is the dramatic bookseller of Paris. In old the late Countess de Boigne, which has produced a times he had the monopoly of the publication of great deal of feeling in some wireles of French so- plays. I wanted the parody of a piece brought out ciety. A portion of Mme. de Boigne's family have thirty-six years ago. Tresse knew the parody exprotested against the publication. She died at the isted, but could not recall its title. While making. great age of 86, and her drawing-room was for years up my parcel, a man entered the shop who might, one of the celebrated drawing-rooms of Paris. It without any change of costume or face, have played is said she submitted the manuscript to M. Sainte- the Apothecary in “ Rorneo and Juliet.” He wore, Beuve, and it was by his advice she kept it by her though it was midwinter, summer attire; his beard unpublished. The novel (its title is “ Une Passion was uncropped ; his look was lean and hungry. dans le Grande Monde”) is said to be her memoirs, Misery evidently was his companion. Tresse asked and the Duke de Ragusa (Marmont), Mme. Reca- him the title of the parody. He pressed bis brow mier, and Mme. de Staël figure in it under pseudo- with his hand for a moment, and then gave the nyms.. The Academy of Inscriptions and Belles- desired title. I rarely went to Tresse's, especially Lettres has elected M. H. Weil at Besançon, in place of an evening, without finding him there. He never of the late M. Weiss; M. Heuzer at Rome, in place opened bis lips. He sat with his hat on, taking of the late M. Werchsmuth; and M. Dorzy at Ley- snuff occasionally, and looking straight before him, den, in place of the late M. Fred. Wolf. . . Father dismally as one can imagine. I had a sort of pity Hyacinthe, the fashionable pulpit-orator of Paris, for the poor fellow, as in imagination I traced him has been preaching a month at Notre-Dame. He from morning till night, buffeted by the vicissitudes has received 4000 letters from his auditors. Some of the seasons, often keeping involuntary fasts, body asked him if he lead all of them; he replied, I oftener stung by the jeers of the vile (men are like

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curs, which instinctively bark at rags). I heard | dry until 1833, when he in turn was succeeded by this week his history. “Uncle”' Duvernois was a Lawrence Johnson and George F. Smith. Mr. John. sort of dramatic peddler. He would buy plays from son, a man of energy and enterprise, had introdaced the publishers by the wholesale, and sell them to stereotyping into Philadelphia, and now both callthe smaller booksellers. It is said he was a hand-lings were incorporated. Ten years afterwards Mr. some fellow in his younger days, and there is a Smith retired ; and in 1845 Mr. Johnson associated floating rumor he was once a play-actor. This was with him Thomas Mackellar, John F. Smith, and his external character. He knew every piece pub- Richard Smith, who had, as it were, grown up with lished, could tell you at once who published it, who the business. The foundry now quickly grew in im. wrote it, and where and when it was played. His portance and won a wide reputation. A quarterly library contained every piece published in France periodical, entitled the “ Typographic Advertiser," during the last eighty years. He never received edited by Mr. Mackellar, was (and still is) visitors. He had no servant; he was his own cook issued and circulated at home and in foreign and maid. All of a sudden he ceased to go his lands; while its finely-printed Specimen Books accustomed rounds. Tresse became uneasy, after showed that the foundry was making rapid prothree or four days, and entered his lodgings. He gress. Mr. Johnson died in 1860, and was suefound poor “Uncle" Duvernois ill of a pleurisy. ceeded by his three junior partners, who, with Despite the protestations of the patient he ran for Peter A. Jordan, constitute the present firm, known a physician. It was too late. The disease made as Mackellar, Smiths & Jordan, under whose manrapid progress, and in a few hours the invalid died. agement the establishment has been brought to It had long been vaguely suspected he was far from rank at least equal with the first in the world. being as poor as he seemed. It was discovered after Mr. Johnson occupied so prominent a place in his death he possessed not only a very valuable the firm that the foundry was universally known dramatic library, but some $20,000 well invested. as Johnson's Type Foundry, and after his death his Contempt of mankind made him hide himself from successors retained the name. their insincerity behind the impenetrable armor of The last Specimen Book of this Foundry deserves rags.

a place in every good library, as a curiosity of letM. Jules Simon has in press two works—"Civil ters, if not a curiosity of literature. It is doubtful Liberty” (the organization of family, property, and whether any Specimen Book, even half so good, workshops) and “ Baby Workmen” (a mournful has ever been brought out in any country-cerpicture of the life led by children forced to work tainly not either in England or France. It is very before they are eight years old). • . M. Edmond proper that this should be so, seeing that the first About has in press “ The French Exhibition of Fine types ever cast in the United States were made at Arts in 1866.".. The French Con dy is rehearsing Germantown, which is now an integral part of a one-act piece by M. Octave Feuillet. . . I did not Philadelphia. At present, Philadelphia type is credit the rumor, so often printed in our news- highly valued, and there are several type foundries. papers, that the authors of Paris intended to write the chief being the Johnson, and those of Collins & a Guide to this capital for the great exhibition. It McLeester, and Pelouze. seems I was wrong. The book is in press. All our Mr. Thomas Mackellar, now head of the Johnson authors but MM. Erckmann-Chatrian, all our artists Type Foundry, is a man of letters, in more ways but M. Gustave Doré, will contribute to it. The than one, having written two or three columes of editor of the book, M. Ulbach, proposed to MM. poetry, of more than average merit--thoughtful Erckmann-Chatrian to write a description of the and natural, as well as harmonious and graceful. Hôtel des Invalides, which M. Meissonnier was to He is of Scottish descent, was born in New York in illustrate. They disdainfully replied, “Prithee, for 1812, received a good education, having been inwhom d'ye take us?" and declined. G. S. tended for one of the learned professions, thoogli

circumstances compelled him to become a printer. NOTES.ON BOOKS AND BOOKSELLERS.

He had employment in the office of Harper & BroMANUFACTURES OF PuilaDELPHIA.—Philadelphia thers, New York, when that firm was commencing has always been pre-eminent over other cities of as “J. & J. Harper," and literally used to compose the United States for the extent and character of “at case,” with head as well as hand. At the age its manufactures. This reputation has not been of twenty-one he came to Philadelphia, where be acquired by enterprise and skill in a few of the obtained employment at the type foundry of Lås. branches of industry, but is due to superiority gen- rence Johnson, and, in the very small leisure which erally. Knowing the interest that is felt in the very engrossing occupation allowed him, wrote subject of our manufactures, it is designed to give verses which were published in the leading local in the columns of the “Ledger," from time to time, as newspapers. In 1:44 “ Droppings from the Heart," space will admit, notices of such manufactories in his first book, was published, and well received. the city as have obtained prominence; which are In 1847 he published “ Tam's Fortnight's kan. not only celebrated at home, but abroad.

ble” (his nom de plume was “Tam”), and in 1953 One of these is “ The Johnson Type Foundry," appeared “ Lines for the Gentle and Loving," a the origin of which dates back as far as 1796, Archi- volume whose beautiful typography was tunela bald Binny and James Ronaldson having been the admired. In 1866 he prepared a volume on praeoriginal proprietors. From a very small beginning tical typography, " The American Printer.” Thuis the business increased rapidly, uuder the able work has met with unqualified commendation and management of the firm, so much so, that at the acceptance, iwo editions having already been pubend of twenty years they were able to retire upon a lished; the third is now in active preparation. Is competency, the work of their own unceasing etforts. fame has passed into Europe, and trauslations from Mr. Binny's skill was slown in the general im- the volume are now appearing in French and Ger provement in type and increased facilities for their man typographical papers. It has been repeatedly manufacture. The latter was specially shown in a noticed and quoted from in England. The eserichange in the type mouli, by which a caster could tion of the work is unique and noteworthy. cast 6000 letters in a day with as much ease as he In 1845 Mr. Mackellar was admitted into partbefore could cast 4000.

nership with the late Lawrence Johnson, in helse After the retirement of Binny & Ronaldson, Rich-employment fourteen years of his active and use ard Ronaldson carried on the business of this foun- tullitë were spent. Perhaps Mr. Mackellar is the

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most literate, so to say, of all the type-founders of and will secure for the “Quarterly'' the good-will this country; many of the type-setters have been, of those whose support it seeks. eminent scholars. Aldus, the Venetian printer,

The second volume of Mrs. Mann's new edition was one of the most learned men of his time, and the Elzevirs and Stephenses were no less renowned. of the works of Horace Mann is ready for subscri

Few of our readers, not of the “art preservative bers. The series will comprise five volumes, conof arts,” can form an idea of the many varying taining Mr. Mann's writings on education, morals,

The “Life,” recently patterns of types that are made at this establish- ethics and national policy. went. They comprise Roman and Italic, old stylo published by Walker & Wise, in Boston, properly and new style, broad and narrow, heavy and light, belongs to this collection, but may be had sepaplain and ornamented; music, Greek, Hebrew, Sax- rately. Mrs. Mann is doing good service to the on,old English and German, scripts or writing type; in this permanent form the wise suggestions and

cause of education hy gathering up and preserving borders of many designs, elegant or massive; flowers in variety; stereotype and electrotype plates of cuts, convincing arguments of her husband on educatints, jobs, and books, learned, scientific, and polite; tional and reformatory subjects. The volumes are and every other thing that a printer requires in the published by Mrs. Mann, whose address is Cambusiness. An average number of two hundred and

bridge, Mass. fifty hands find constant employment here, and to ROBERTS BROTHERS are about to publish a work produce a type, nine different hands are essential, which is likely to excite some comment. The title viz., punch-cutter, matrix-fitter, caster, breaker, " Ecce Deus: Essays on the Life and Doctrine of setter, rubber, kerner, dresser, metal-mixer.

Jesus Christ." With Controversial Notes on · Ecce In order to make room for the largely increased Homo.'" The style of " Ecce Deus” is said to be like business of the firm, a lease was taken some time that of " Ecce Homo,”and such readers as accept the since of Sansom Street Hall, which adjoins the doctrine of one book will like that of the other. foundry, and it has been fitted up in a very hand. The anonymous author of “Ecce Deus” states in his some and suitable manner. The buildings, five preface that it is not an answer to “Ecce Homo." stories high, comprise 130 feet on Sansom Street by It is hinted, by those who ought to know, that both 100 feet deep on Swanwick Street, and contain books are by the same author, one being published twenty-three rooms.

in London, and the other, “ Ecce Deus,” having just The first floor of the main building forms a mag- appeared with the imprint of an Edinburgh firm, nificent room, about 45 by 100 feet, and is used as perhaps the better to disguise the ruse. a salesroom. The front part is cut off by massive, panelled walnut partitions, containing the private

A FIRST-RATE opportunity is offered to a capable office on one side and the clerical corps on the person to take charge of the Stationery Department other.

of a wholesale house. Address “ Stationer,” PubThe second story back is occupied for making up

lishers' Circular office, Philadelphia. and storing job type, the front as a printing-office MR. Morris Puillips, of “The Home Journal," for the use of the house alone. On the third floor has associated with him, as co-editors and proprieare the matrix fitters, machinists, &c. Passing on tors, Mr. George Perry and Mr. J. H. Elliott. Mr. upward, the third story will be found filled with a Perry is known to the literary world, not only as a busy throng of setters, rubbers, dressers, &c., and frequent contributor to the Journal, but as the in the upper story are the brass rule workers, &c. translator of “De Valvrede," a romance published

Thus, every portion of the building, which for about three years ago, and also of “Fior d'Aliza." many years has been used chiefly for purposes of Mr. Elliot is a poet and essayist, residing in Brattleaniusement, is now devoted to far different objects. boro', Vermont. This accession to the capital and The corner building and intermediate one are filled editorial staff of the journal will be accompanied by with workmen, and the whole establishment goes important improvements in the management of the on with all the regularity of well-adjusted machi- paper, adding to its already superior attractiveness. nery.- Philadelphia Public Leiger.

ALLEGED VIOLATION OF COPYRIGHT.- Mr. C. H. A xew religious quarterly has been started under Webb has commenced an action against the Philathe auspices of the American Baptist Pablication delphia “ Evening Telegraph” for $5,000 damages, Society in Philadelphia. The first number gives the charge being an alleged violation of copyright promise that this new organ will be worthy of the committed by that paper in publishing " Liffith Targe denomination it desires to represent. The Lank,” a travesty of " Griffith Gaunt,”' lately pubeditor, in an introductory article, alludes with just lished in book forin hy Mr. Carleton. The Philapride to the liberality of the Baptists of this coun. delphia paper, it is said, published the book entire, try in the endowinent of the higher institutions of and without permission.— New-York Times, Feb. 5. learning, especially those devoted to the training of the ininisters. He thinks, however, that “those The last number of “Notes and Queries" conactively engaged in the ministerial office need tains a number of letters written by the late Leigh means of continuous culture, that the impulse com- Hunt to the son and grandson of his crotchety municated by their preparatory discipline may not friend Hazlitt. They are not remarkable, though be soon spent and forgotten in the taskwork of life. pleasant enough to read, like most that Hunt Sonething to suggest and freshen thought, to invite wrote. investigation, to stir up the old enthusiasm, to allure into new paths of research : something to intends to visit the United States during the spring,

MR. Du ChaillU's New VOLUME.-Mr. Du Chaillu keep the mind in communication with the prevailand will leave London about the first of March. ing currents and tendencies of opinion, while yet His new work, “Travels in Ashary's Land,” is in faith in the eternal verities of the Gospel is strengthened. Something of the kind is needed, press in London, and will be issued at once, both and the conductors of the Baptist Quarterly' will there and here. In this country, Messrs. Appletons at least endeavor to supply the need." The first will be Mr. Du Chaillu's publishers, we hear. number of the " Quarterly” coutaius articles by SHAKSPEARE.-The Chevalier de Chatelain, who Dr. Lauson, Professor Clarke, Dr. Lincoln, Profes- has published translations of “Macbeth,” “Hamsor Hovey, Dr. Caldwell, and the editor. The arti- let,” and “Julius Cæsar” into French, has just cles have a variety interest. are ably written, produced a version of “The Tempest."

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" Belgravia."_The Chancery suit, between two JAPANESE LITERATURE.-F. V. Dickins, M. B., bas London publishers, as to the right, from priority translated into English verse as many Japanese entrance of the title at Stationers' Hall, to issue lyrics as fill an octavo volume, and published thein a magazine called “ Belgravia,” has been ended by in London. a judgment which wholly dismisses the case, and

JULIUS CÆSAR. —The Rev. Scott Surtees, differing leaves each party at liberty " to publislı, or not to in opinion from most historians, Napoleon III. inpublish.” Miss M. A. Braddon’s“ Belgravia” conclusive, contends, in a pamphlet which he has tinues to be issued, but we notice in the “ Athe written, that Cæsar never crossed the British næum” of January 26th the following advertise- Channel, but went from the mouth of the Rhine ment: Literary property for sale. The right to to the coast of Norfolk, the East of England. publish a magazine under the title of · Belgravia,'

PSEUDONYME.—It is no secret that the author of a magazine of fashion and amusement, is to be disposed of.

the “Chronicles of the “Schonberg-Cotta Family' Particulars of editorial arrangements, &c., may be had of the publishers, St. Bride's is Mrs. Carter, an English lady. avenue, Fleet-street, London, E.C.” This evidently

Sir J. EMERSON TENNENT.-This gentleman, who emanates from the proprietors of the other “ Bel was formerly Colonial Secretary of Ceylon, of which gravia.” It may be difficult to set a money value island he wrote an excellent book, has in the press, on “the right to publish a magazine" under a par- by Longman & Co., the London publishers, - The ticular title, which right is judicially declared more Wild Elephant : its Structure and Habits, with the than doubtful.

Method of Taking and Training it.” It will be

illustrated with wood-engravings. COTTAGE LITERATURE.—Mr. W. H. G. Kingston, author of many popular works of adventure for

DR. JOHANN FESTENRATH has lately published two young people, now proposes to publish, monthly, volumes of German translations of Spanish ballads, 64 pages crown 8vo., with engravings, at fourpence which are highly spoken of. He is said to have (British) per number, “Taking Tales for Cottage identified himself with the tone and temper of the Homes,” each number complete in itself.

No. 1 Romanceros of old, from whose stores he has drawn to be “The Miller of Hillbrook ; a Tale of English most of his materials ; the refrains and proverbs Country Life." No. 2, to appear in February, will be are said to be happily rendered. "Tom Trueman, the Life of a Sailor in the Merchant Mrs. EDWARDS, the author of " Archie Lovell," Service," to be followed by tales of Canadian and is to commence a vew novel in the April number Australian life, adventures of a sailor, &c. The de- of " Temple Bar.” Its title will be " Steven Lar. sign is good ; much depends on its execution. rence, Yeoman," a reverse of the medal of " John

Percy's RELIQUES.—Some weeks ago we stated that Halifax, Gentleman.” We presume it will be rethe orignial folio Ms., containing 40,000 lines, from published in instalments in some of our magazines which Bishop Percy's “Reliques of Ancient English

or periodicals. Poetry" had been compiled, had been recovered,

Miss Eden, author of “Up Country," has in and would be published in extenso. The Lon- / the press “A Lady's Glimpse of the Late War in don "Athenæum” says that the whole 40,000 lines Bohemia." are copied, and that 10,000 are in type. It adds : EUROPEAN LIBRARIES.-S. Natoli, the Minister of " Mr. W. Chappell is helping the editors with the Public Instruction in Italy, has given some interballad part of their work; but no pews can be got of esting statistics about the public and large private the second copy of King Estmere' that the Bishop libraries of the different states of Europe. They are mentions in his second edition, vol. i. p. 59. Can not, however, much of a guide to either the number any reader tell us where it is? The copy in his of readers or the strength of the love of books in own folio the Bishop tore ont to send to the press, different countries, which would be known much so that the second copy is now more wanted than better if we could tell the average number of books ever.” Dr. Percy, whose friendship for Oliver Gold- per house, and the number of times each volume smith was creditable to both, first published his is read. Of course circulating libraries are not id“ Reliques” in 1765. It is not improbable that these cluded in S. Natoli's statement, though Mr. Mudie's poems may have suggested to Chatterton the idea is probably of far more moral importance to Eng. of imitating them in the poems which he attributed land than any of our great libraries, except perhaps to Thomas Rowley, a monk of the fifteenth century. that of the British Museum itself. Taking, hor.

How to Read CHAUCER.—Mr. Alexander J. Ellis ever, the statistics for what they are worth, S. Natoli contends that in reading Chaucer the final e of says that where Great Britain has 1,771,493 volChaucer's lines should always be sounded.

So umes in its public and large private libraries, or 6 thinks our Professor Child, who is well read in to every 100 persons in its population, Italy has ancient and modern poetry.

4,149,281, or 104 to every 100 persons; France has Scott Operatized !-Very lately was produced at 4,389,000, or 11.7 to each 100 persons ; Austria the Théâtre Lyrique, Paris, a new three-act opera,

2,408,000, or 6.9 per cent.; Prussia 2,040,450, or 11 with music by M. Devin-Duvivier, entitled - Debper cent.; Russia 582,090, or 15 per cent.; Basaria orah.” It failed signally, and the plot was taken 1,268,500, or 26,5 per cent.; and Belgium 509,110, from “The Highland Widow," one of the poorest which is a very ignorant country, has pnblie libra.

or 105 per cent. It is clear, therefore, that Itals, and briefest of the Waverley tales.

ries far beyond its proportional education, and also Greek BIBLE OF THE VATICAN.- In the Papal probably Bavaria, while Prussia, which is the most library is a manuscript of the Greek Bible, said educated of all, occupies in this list only a middle to be more ancient than that of Mount Sinai. The position. Pope is having a fac-simile of it printed at the

MEYERBEER. -“ Itruensee," a tragedy, by Michel press of the Propagavda, intending to send it to Beer, with the music by G. Meyerbeer, has been the Paris Exhibition, to compete with the Bible of published in Paris with the piano-forte score, and Tischendorff.

contains thirteed musical pieces, including a long Tue “ALABAMA" CLAIMS.—Longman & Co., Lon- and elaborate overture and the familiar Polonaise, don, have published an 8vo. volume of " The Official It was fully prepared by the composer long before Correspondence on the Claims of the United States his death, and is spoken highly of by musical in respect to the Alabama."


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