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cilities for destitute districts in the South, we beg ANCIENT RECORDS IN ALBANY.—There is, in the to present to your Board 100,000 volumes on office of the County Clerk at Albany, a mass of branches of elementary instruction, viz: 25,000 records of great interest, relating to affairs in copies of Webster's Elementary Speller; 25,000 Albany at an early period, written in the ancient copies of the Webster Elementary Reader; 25,000 Dutch character, which are not only liable to be copies of Cornell's First Steps in Geography; 20,000 lost by fire and other accidents, but which it may copies of Quackenbos's Primary Arithmetic ; 5,000 soon become more difficult to find persons compecopies of Quackenbos's First Book in Grammar. tent to read and translate; it is therefore proposed
We send you herewith specimen copies of these by Mr. J. Munsell, of that city, to have them trabsworks, and trust they will be commended to you lated and printed, if a sufficient som can be raised not only by their intrinsic merits and adaptation by subscription to cover the expense. The pomto the work of primary instruction, but also by the ber of copies printed will not much exceed the fact that they are the most popular and widely subscription. The volume is expected to contain used works on the branches of which they treat, about 450 pages, and is to be well printed on tine and have been long known and cordially approved paper, and bound in cloth, at $10 to subscribers. by teachers generally.
After the work is issued it will be held at $12, for We solicit your acceptance and distribution of the few that shall remain. those volumes, and will deliver them to your order
"SYLVANUS Urban.”—The old “Gentleman's as may be needed.
Bidding you God speed in the great work to Magazine," established in 1731, and for which Dr. which you have been called, we remain, gentlemen, 1740 to 1743, is undergoing a change which would
Johnson prepared the parliamentary reports from your obedient servants, D. APPLETON & Co.
have astonished “Sylvanus Urban," as the editor FIFTH Avenue Hotel, March 23—Evening. signed himself. In the April number has been Messrs. D. Appleton & Co.
commenced a novel, by Henry Kingsley, entitled GENTLEMEN : Your communication of this day, “Mademoiselle Mathilde.” The fact is, since Bradaddressed to the Board of Trustees of the Peabody bury & Evans, publishers and proprietors of Educational Fund, reached me a few hours since, “Punch,” have owned the “Gentleman's Magazine," together with the parcel of books to which it re- they have endeavored, without changing its disferred.
tinctive character, to introduce some improvements, The Trustees adjourned yesterday, after com- and a serial story, by a popular author, is one. pleting their preliminary arrangements, and, unless
HISTORICAL CORRESPONDENCE.—There have just some unexpected exigency should occur, they will
been issued, in London, two important works of connot meet again until January next. In the mean
siderable historical value. These are the * Corretime they have intrusted the great work with which Mr. Peabody has charged them to their General spondence of King George III. with Lord North, his Agent, under the supervision of an Executive Com-time which covers the whole of the American War,
Prime Minister, from 1768 to 1783"-a period of mittee.
I return to Boston on Monday morning, and shall as well as the publication of the famous “ Letters of lose no time in laying your communication before letters at Windsor, by permission of Queen Victo
Junius.” The letters are published from the original the Committee, but some weeks, or even months, ria, and are new to the public, except some extracts may elapse before any formal acknowledgment cap be made of your most timely and generons offer. of the Reign of King George III.,” and by Lori
published by Lord Brougham in his “Statesmen I am unwilling, however, that a day should pass Mahon in an Appendix to one of the volumes of without some expression of my deep sense of the his “ History of England." They present a bigher noble spirit of your communication, and of the munificent gift which it announces.
degree of intellect-sagacity mixed with obstiI thank you most sincerely, personally and offi- (nacy and personal prejudices—than King George cially, for this large and liberal contribution to the then, too, traits of generosity are exhibited. The
had previously got credit for possessing. Now and cause in which we are engaged. A hundred thou- other work, also in two octavo volumes, is of later sand volumes of such publications as you have so interest. It may be called the Secret History of promptly placed at our disposal, and of some of which I know the value, cannot fail to furnish the the Reform Bill of 1832, and contains "The Corremost acceptable and important aid in the prosecn- spondence of the late Earl Grey with his Majesty tion of Mr. Peabody's designs; and I am sure that the Reform excitement of 1830-32, Lord Grey was
King William IV. and Sir Herbert Taylor.” During I only anticipate the action of the Executive Com- Prime Minister of England, and Sir Herbert Taylor mittee, and of the whole Board of Trustees in tendering to you without delay onr grateful and was Private Secretary to King William, whose lethearty acknowledgmeuts. Believe me, gentlemen, instructions—the alleged reason being that his
ters he almost invariably wrote from his private with great respect, your obliged and obedient Majesty wrote with difficnlty, from a rheuinatic servant, R. C. WintuROP, Chairman.
affection in his right liand; but the great proba. P. S.-Since writing the above I have found an bility being that the Secretary, a highly educated opportunity to read your letter to Mr. Peabody man, wrote more elegantly, as well as more gramhimself, who listened to it with the warmest emo- matically, than the Sailor King, who had been sen: tions of gratification and gratitude. He enjoined it to sea, as a midshipman, in his fourteenth year. upon me to thank you most heartily, in his own From this correspondence the weakness of the name, for your noble gift."
monarch's mind is obvious. His wife had inspired We learn that a very liberal offer to the same him with a horror of Reform, and it was only by charitable endowment was also made some time adroit management that his Ministers kept him up since by Messrs. Charles Scribner & Co., the details to the mark, and got him to sustain thein in carryof which are not yet complete.
ing the Reform Bill. It may be expected, fros Among the new forthcoming publications of G. statements in these volumes (one of which is that W. Carleton & Co., New York, are Davies's book, he had great tenderness towards pocket-boroughs), " How to Make Money, and How to Keep it,” and that Lord Brougham will publish some revelations "The Votary," a new poem by a new author, respecting his share iu framing and passing the Mr. James D. Hewell.
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MESMERISM IN Fiction.—There has just appeared The death of Mr. Penington will be mourned by in London a new povel, advertised as "illustrative a large circle of friends, to whom he was endeared of Mesmerio Influence-or whatever we may choose by his many admirable traits of character; but his to term that strange power certain persons exercise loss will be felt even more widely. In the book. over others-controlling without being seen, order-trade of the United States there are not so many ing in silence, and enslaving or freeing as fancy or who combine with business qualifications a genuine will may dictate."
love of books and a thorough acquaintance with AN AUTOGRAPH Curiosity.—There was lately sold bibliography, that we can afford to spare one in London the manuscript “ Diary of John Bucci- whose range of knowledge was so extensive, and ardi, Master of Ceremonies to Pope Alexander VI.," whose stores of learning were always at the service who died early in the sixteenth century, and was
of every inquirer. the father of Cæsar and Lucretia Borgia.
Mr. Penington was a member of several learned Sir WALTER Scott.—“ The Fair Maid of Perth, societies, and published various essays on subjects not one of the best of the Waverley Novels, has sup
connected with archæology and history. plied M. Bizet, a French composer, with the sub John Philip, member of the Royal Academy of ject for a new opera, to be immediately produced England, born in the North of Scotland in 1817, at the Italian opera house in Paris.
and one of the greatest of modern English painters, KETTLE-DRUMS.- Among the recent sales in Lon- died in London, on the 27th of February. He so don, by well-known auctioneers of literary proper- much excelled in painting Spanish subjects, that ty, was “a valuable collection of kettle-drums, the
“ Philip of Spain” became his familiar title among property of a gentleman retiring from the profes- artists. He began by painting Scottish subjects, sion,” among which was “the famous set of drums somewhat in Wilkie's early manner, but, having presented by George III. for the Handel Festival gone to Spain, in 1850, for the benefit of his health, in Westminster Abbey, in 1784.” These drums, it was attracted by the new and fresh character of is believed, were made of silver.
the subjects there; and his greatest successes were CHARLES Knight.— This veteran publisher and
in these. He was a good portrait painter, too, author, proprietor of “Knight's Quarterly Maga- with a depth equal to that of Raeburn, his countryzine,” in which Macaulay commenced to write nearly man, the friend of Walter Scott. Ten days before forty-four years ago, has commenced the reissue,
his death he was prostrated by paralysis, and it as a library edition, of his “Half Hours with the was reported that he was recovering up to within Best Authors," remodelled, with additions, printed
half an hour of his decease. on new type, with steel and wood engravings, and
Sir George Smart, a well-known English music to be completed in eighteen monthly shilling teacher, who had been present at the great Handel parts.
Commemoration held in London in 1784, has also MR. Charles Reade, in a letter addressed to the passed away, at the advanced age of ninety-one. “Sun,” confesses himself as indebted to the Pi- He was the first English conductor of any mark; vardiere"
case, in the Causes Celebres, for the main founded the Philharmonic Society; was the friend incidents in his “Griffith Gaunt."
of Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Rossini, and Weber;
the last of whom died in his house ; and gave inOBITUARY.
structions to almost every concert and festival Died, on the 18th of March, 1867, in the 68th singer in England, during the last fifty years, how year of his age, John Penington, Esq., of the firm to deliver the music of Handel. He was knighted, of John Penington & Son, Booksellers, of Philadel- by the Viceroy of Ireland, in 1811; was organist phia.
and composer at the Chapel Royal, St. James'; and Mr. Penington was a thoroughly cultivated gen- directed the music in Westminster Abbey at the tleman, belonging to one of the old and well-known coronation of William IV. and Victoria. families of Philadelphia. He was educated at The death of Dr. LivingsTONE, the African travelPrinceton College, and studied law in the office of ler, is reported by Sir Roderick I. Murchison, PresiSpencer Sergeant, Esq. Subsequently he accepted dent of the Royal Geographical Society of England, a position in the Bank of the United States, when he deriving his knowledge of the fact from a letter, he devoted his leisure to the collection of an exten- dated December 26, written by Dr. Kirk, the former sive library, which was particularly rich in choice companion of Livingstone, and now Vice-Consul at editions of the ancient classics. On the failure of Zanzibar. It contains these details :the Bank, during a period of severe commercial * Op the 5th of December nine Johanna men of depression, Mr. Penington opened a bookstore, of the party which accompanied Dr. Livingstone which his fine library formed the nucleus.
came to Zanzibar, reporting that on the west of The extent and minuteness of his bibliographical Nyassa, some time between the end of July and knowledge, the amiability of his character, and the September, they were suddenly attacked by a band strict sense of honor which marked his dealings, of Mazite, and that Dr. Livingstone, with half his speedily attracted around him all who were inte- party, were
murdered. Those who returned rested in literature, and led him to undertake, as escaped, as they say, through being behind and a specialty, the importation of old books and of unseen, and they all depose to having belped to books in foreign languages. With correspondents bury the dead body of their leader the same evenin all the chief book-marts of Europe, liis opera- ivg. Although in the details and in other things tions gradually extended, until many of the most the accounts of the various men differ, they all noted collectors throughout the United States were agree that they saw the body, and that it had one in the habit of making, through his house, their wound, that of an axe, on the back of the neck. principal importations. So much did his establish- One man saw the fatal blow given. The attack ment become a centre of intelligence and culti- was sudden, and Dr. Livingstone had time to overvated taste, that when MM. Didot issued proposals power those who faced him, and was struggling to for their recent edition of Brunet's “Manuel du re-load when cut down from behind." Dr. Kirk Libraire," the list of subscriptions taken for that adds: “I fear the story is true, and that we shall great work by Messrs. Penington was the largest never know more of its details.” Some of the Lonobtained by any one house-even exceeding that don papers do not think, however, that the fact of of the MM. Didot themselves.
Dr. Livingstone's death is well established.
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-Packetarians (W. L. Alden).-English Scientific Harper's Magazine. April.
Societies (W. W. Reade).- The Harley Patent The Dodge Club; or, Italy in MDCCCLIX.-Heroic (Mrs. W. H. Palmer).–Lawyers and their Traits Deeds of Heroic Men: XVII. (Benjamin H. Porter). | (Fred. B. Perkins). —Steven Lawrence, Yeoman: -The Children in the Moon.-The Shaded Stream. Chaps. I., II. (Mrs. Edwards).–At Peace (Ina D. - A Christian Neighborhood.- A Forced March.- Coolbrith). – Modern Poetry (D. A. Wasson).Easter Holidays.-In the Smoke.—Strayed and Maurice de Guérin (Virginia Vaughan).-Bedonin Stolen.--A Californian Caravansary.-Davy Crock- (C. W. Stoddard).-Nebulæ (The Editor). New ett's Electioneering Tour.-Chaucer's Griseldis.— York: W. C. & F. P. Church. A Money Article. — The Virginians in Texas : Chaps. Our Young Folks. April. XIII., XIV., XV.-My Fathers-in-Law.- The Ro
Good old Times : Chap. IV. (E. Kellogg).-Les. mance of Sleep.--Mrs. Pullett's Perversion.-How I Happened to Marry.-Busby and Jack.-Editor's sons in Magic: No. 9 (P. H. C.). -Our Violet Gin
(H, E. B.).— A Child's Question (Kate Putnam).Easy Chair.-Monthly Record of Current Events.Editor's Drawer. New York: Harper & Brothers. Pussy Willow Blossoms (Mrs. H. B. Stowe).
Round-the-World Joe : Chap. III. (George Eager). Hours at Home. April.
Jack's Jack. Knife (Helen C. Weeks).- Where the Bad Government; or, Bad Men in Power (Dr. Elves Came From (Anna M. Lea).-Going Halves Buslinell).-The San Greal (E. Spencer).-City (Margaret Eytinge).–Foot-Ball and Hockey (C. d. Lyrics : The Newsboy (J. D. Sherwood).—Marcella Foster).-A Story of an Apple Tree (Mrs. Anna M. of Rome : Chap. VII. (Frances Eastwood).-The Wells).—The Song of the Robin (Emily H. Miller); Cedar Groves of Lebanon (Rev. H. H. Jessup).- with music, by J. R. Thomas.--Round the Evening Representative Cities : Tyre (Prof. W. S. Tyler).- Lamp.-Our Letter-Box. Boston: Ticknor & Fields. The Martyrs of the Galleys (Prof. E. P. Evans).The Vegetable World (E. Seymour).-Storm-Cliff:
The Contemporary Reriew. March. Chaps. VI., VII. (Miss Pritchard): -A Morning tleton). - Female Suffrage (Lydia E. Becker).
Extravagance in Devotional Writings (Lord Lytwith the King of Siam (G. B. Bacon).- Night and Connington's Æneid (Rev. Jaines Davies):--Ancilla Morning (Mrs. Dorr).–Parks, Gardens, and Groves Domini : Thoughts on Christian Art (Rev. R. St. (D G. Mitchell). —The Cretan Insurrection... By a John Tyrwhitt).- Professor Zeller's Development resident of Crete.—The Lull before the Battle (E, of Monotheism among the Greeks.-The Lake P. Roe).—Short Sermons to Sunday School Dwellings of Switzerland (Rev. H. H. Wood).Teachers : No. 12 (C. S. Robinson).-Books of the Public Schools : II. (Rev. Thomas Markley).-NoMonth. New York: C. Scribner & Co.
tices of Books. London and New York: Alexander National Quarterly Review. March.
Strahan, Publisher. Alfieri : His Life, Writings, and Influence.
The Catholic World. April. Oliver Cromwell: His Character and Government.
Church and State.-The Olite Branches in Geth. -The Temporal Power of the Pope.-Chatterton and his Works.—Poisons and Poisoners.--Negro
semane.—The Story of a Sister.—The Church and Rule in Hayti, and the Lessons it Teaches.-The the Sinner.-Modern Writers of Spain.— The God. Sun and its Distance from the Earth.-Insurance :
frey Family: concluded.-Kettle Song.-Ritualism. Good, Bad, and Indifferent.— Notices and Criti- Mother. - Lecky's History of Rationalism.
- The Cross.—Robert; or, Influence of a Good cisms. New York: E. I. Sears.
Dream.-A Talk about Paris.--Dr. Bacon on ConThe Galaxy. April 1.
versions to the Catholic Church.-Athlone and Waiting for the Verdict : Chaps. IX., X., XI. (Mrs. Aughrim.—Asperges Me!-Ancor-Viat; a New Giant R. H. Davis). —Modern and Mediæval Dinners City.—Planting of the Cross.--- Miscellany.—Nes (Pierre Blot). -Entered into Rest (Phæbe Cary). / Publications. New York: L. Kehoe.
sonal inemoirs which abound in French literature. HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY.
For many years Madame Récamier reigned in society Famous Americans of Recent Times. By James Par- as a queen, and the bulk of the present volume is Boston : Ticknor & Fields.
made up of letters addressed to her by various noIn this volume Mr. Parton has collected the well bilities. Those of Chateaubriand alone give us an known biographical papers upon Clay, Webster, autobiography of the last twenty-five years of his Calhoun, Randolph, Girard and his College, Bennett life. It is an extremely readable work, full of cuand the New York Herald, and Goodyear, which rious persoval incidents. originally appeared in the “ North American Re- President Reed, of Pennsylvania. A Reply to Mr. view.” To these he has added articles upon Theodosia Burr and John Jacob Astor, from “ Harper's
George Bancroft and Oihers. pp. 132.' Philadel: Magazine," upon Commodore Vanderbilt, from the
phia : Howard Challen and John Campbell.
Mr. Bancroft seems to have been rather unforta“New York Ledger," and H. W. Beecher and his church from the “Atlantic Monthly." These pa- United States." Its accuracy in different respects
nate with the last volume of his “History of the pers are admirably written, and they will be found has been impugned in various quarters, and can to be both interesting and suggestive.
only be tested by minute investigations, of which Memoirs and Correspondence of Madame Récamier. we have an admirable illustration in the present
Translated from the French, and edited by Isa- essay. Mr. Reed writes with polish and vigor, and phene M. Luyster.
Boston : Roberts with full knowledge of the subject matter. In the Brothers.
work before us he not only disproves the stateThis is one of the best of those volumes of per- ments and innuendoes of Mr. Bancroft, but enters
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upon a general defence of President Reed. The ceded it, but it claims to be an examination of the publication will make a decided impression on the life and doctrine of Christ conducted on independent mind of the reader by the testimony it accumu- ground, although it contains a chapter of nearly lates, the trenchant manner in which the argument fifty pages of “controversial notes." The radical is conducted, and the general ability it displays. difference is that in “Ecce Deus” the Incarnation History of the Dividing Line and other Tracts. From is that which gives a superhuman origin to
the Papers of William Byrd, of Westover, in Christianity, and significance to the claims of its Virginia, Esquire. 2 vols. pp. xix., 233; 276. Founder; or, as is stated at the close of the first Richmond, Va.
chapter, “ Christ must be more than a good man or
worse than the worst man. The Siege of Savannah, by the combined American
If he be not God, he
is the Devil." and French Forces under the Command of Gen. Lincoln and the Count d'Estaing in the autumn of 1779.
MEDICAL. pp. 187. Albany: J. Munsell.
The Indigestions ; or, Diseases of the Digestive Organs The Siege of Charleston by the British Fleet and
Functionally Treated. By Thomas King ChamArmy under the Command of Admiral Arbuthnot
bers. pp. V., 287. Philadelphia : Henry C. Lea. and Sir Henry Clinton, which terminated with the
In 1856 the author published a volume on the surrender of ihe place on the 12th of May, 1780. subject of the present treatise, treating it, however, pp. 224. Albany: J. Munsell.
anatomically. The present volume is not a new The language which would properly commend the edition, but a new work, in which notes of cases manner in which Mr. Munsell has issued these occurring in private and in hospital practice are volumes would, we fear, in the ears of those who classified and arranged, with a running commentary have not yet seen them, sound like sheer extrava- of observations, expressed briefly and appositely, gance. They are, in all respects, among the most and with considerable liveliness of style. It is beautiful specimens of typography and of book- therefore a treatment of the subject functionally. making, which have ever issued from the Aine- An important part of the discussion is the chapter rican press. Printing, letter-press, and paper, are of on the habits of social life leading to indigestion, a character which we have seldom seen surpassed. one that can be readily understood by the intelliThey reflect the highest degree of credit on Mr. gent non-medical reader. The author does not Munsell, and may be pointed to, at home and abroad, regard a sedentary life as an originator of dyspepsia, as a superior specimen of workmanship and taste. unless joined to some other cause. The contents possess an intrinsic historical value. The Half-Yearly Abstract of the Medical Sciences; The two volumes of the Byrd manuscripts contain
being a Critical Digest of the Principal British many papers which have not heretofore been print
and Continental Medical Works published in the ed, and those which have in part been heretofore printed are now faithfully furnished in their integ
preceding six months. Vol. XLIV., July-Decemrity from the original manuscript. The narratives
ber, 1866. pp. viii., 299. Philadelphia : Henry
C. Lea. of the siege of Charleston and of Savannah are made up from Rivington's “ Royal Gazette, and the practitioner, makes its periodical appearance
This summary of medical science, so valuable to other contemporaneous documents which are here textually reproduced. They contain some very ceived with its usual favor. Papers relating to
among us in due time, and will doubtless be recurious particulars. The edition of the Byrd manu- cholera occupy a large space in the department descript is limited to 200 copies, and that of the other
voted to acute diseases. works to 100 copies each. Librarians, collectors, and general readers interested in this department of our
MILITARY history, should not delay supplying themselves. Mosby and his Men; a Record of the Adventures of RELIGIOUS.
that Renowned Partisan Ranger, John S. Mosby
[Colonel C. S. A.], including the Exploits of Silence of Scripture. By the Rev. Francis Wharton,
Smith, Chapman, Richards, Turner, Russell, GlassD. D., LL. D. pp. xii., 122. Boston: E. P.
cock, and the Men under them. By J. Marshall Dutton & Co.
Crawford, of Company B. pp. 375. We have here a small but thoughtful and profit- The Shenandoah; or, the Last Confederate Cruiser. able volume. It regards the silence of God's word
By Cornelius E. Hunt (one of the officers). pp. as itself inspired. Accordingly it investigates in
273. successive chapters the sileuce of Revelation upon the several topics of the creation of the world, the of these. They are interesting chapters in the his
G. W. Carleton & Co., New York, publish each origin of evil, divination, liturgy, creeds, the Virgin Mary, the Lord's personal appearance and its rela- tory of the late war, narrated from a Southern standtions; all these subjects are discussed in a vein of point. The Mosby volume gives a detailed account
of that officer's diversified adventures, the narrative thoughtfulness, accompanied with observations and suggestions many of which are rather new in being written in a plain matter-of-fact style, withthemselves or in the mode of their presentation.
out the affectation of literary merit. In the sketch
of the operations of the Shenandoah is a list of the Ecce Deus: Essays on the Life and Doctrine of Jesus prizes captured by her: they were thirty-eight in
Christ ; with Controversial Notes on “ Ecce Homo." number, together with 1,053 prisoners.
FICTION. gested by the somewhat famous " Ecce Homo.” In David Copperfield. By Charles Dickens. With some respects there are teachings in the two volumes twenty-five original illustrations from designs by which are coincident, but the author of the work H. K. Browne. pp. 264. Philadelphia : T. B. in hand considers that in “Ecce Homo” the unpre Peterson & Brothers. cedented conditions under which Christ became This is another instalment of the “ Author's incarnate are overlooked or ignored, and that conse- American Edition" of Dickens' works now in course quently its reasoning has taken a wrong point of of publication by the Messrs. Peterson. They have departure and has resulted in sophistical and un- given this designation to their edition because they tenable conclusions. The present work does not, state that they, “in connection with Harper & however. purport to be a reply to that which pre
the only publishers
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America of the works of Charles Dickens that have we could complete our reading of it. Now that we ever paid anything for the manuscript and ad- have perused it from beginning to end, and had vanced sheets of his various works."
opportunity to reflect upon its statements and argaThe Initials; a Story of Modern Life. By the ments, we desire to call attention to it as a most
Baroness Tautphæus. pp. vi., 402. T. B. Peter- remarkable work. We cannot undertake, within a son & Brothers.
brief space, to present all the conclusions sought The story here told has been a popular one, both to be reached, much less the reasonings by which in England and this country, ever since its first they are maintained. We may say in a few Fords appearance. It is a contrast to the English novel that the reader whose knowledge of the Pyramids of social life, which we have had served up to us in does not pass beyond what is usually contained in so many tiresome repetitions, for it carries us to the current works on the subject, will find on perasGermany, and introduces us to a new and fresh set ing this volume that he simply knows nothing of of scenes, characters, and customs. The authoress Pyramid Science. What we have here is an enis said to be an English lady, but married and tirely new revelation, and, if true, one of the most settled in Germany.
remarkable ones of modern times. We do not “Maga" Stories. pp. 325. New York: G. P. Put- mean to say that the credit of the investigation is nam & Son.
due to Professor Smyth, for it is mainly based upon There are seventeen stories in this volume which John Taylor's book, which appeared in London in is one of the series of “ Putnam's Railway Classics.” 1859, entitled “The Great Pyramid ; why was it All of the stories, with a single exception, are from built, and who built it ?" Mr. Taylor's general
views the earlier volumes of “Putnam's Monthly.”
are, however, here supplemented and enforced
by many additional considerations. The general The Rich Husband. By Mrs. J. H. Riddell, author proposition of both authors is, that the Great Pyra
of “George Geith,” etc. pp. 414. Philadelphia : mid, besides first of all furnishing the sacred people T. B. Peterson & Brothers.
with the original types of their several measures Mrs. Riddell is the writer of numerous stories, of space, time, weight, and capacity, was devised some of which have been quite successful. Her likewise for the metrology of all nations, and has last novel is here given complete in one neatly been by them unconsciously so employed, to a great bound volume.
extent, and continues its existence in the world to The Personal History of David Copperfield. By declare that purpose and show forth the means
Charles Dickens. With original illustrations by employed. This, of course, involves a thorough S. Eytinge, Jr. pp. vi., 494. Boston: Ticknor & and accurate geometrical measurement of the variFields.
ous parts of the Pyramid, all of which is given in We have here another volume of the handy and detail as the basis for the induction made. If the neat “ Diamond Dickens.” Mr. Eytinge's illustra- things stated are merely coincidences, they are tions are sixteen in number, engraved under the among the most singular ones ever developed in superintendence of Mr. Anthony.
archæological inquiries. The subject is of course
closely connected with the “Metric System,” to POETRY.
which attention is now being directed both in Religious Poems. By Harriet Beecher Stowe. With England and this country. The work is copiously
illustrations. pp. 107. Boston: Ticknor & Fields. illustrated, and Mr. Strahan having just returned
There are twenty-nine poems in this little volume. from a tour in the East when it was ready for the They furnish an excellent illustration of the poetic press, took a personal interest in bringing it out in ability of the authoress. “A day in the Pamfili a style commensurate with the attractive problem Doria” is very very happily conceived and ex- which it discusses. pressed. The paper, typography, and binding of the volume are excellent.
The Market Assistant: Containing a Brief Descrip
tion of Every Article of Human Food Sold in the JUVENILE.
Public Markets of New York, Boston, PhiladelMinistering Children Library. 4 vols.
phia, and Brooklyn, including the Various Wild 279, 272, 270. New York: Robert Carter & Bros. Animals, Poultry, Game, Fish, Vegetables, Fruits, The volumes forming this series, as they have
etc. With Many Curious Incidents and Ader. been separately published, have met with marked dotes ; by Thomas F. De Voe, author of " The favor. They are written by Maria Louisa Charles Market Book," etc. pp. 455. New York: Hund worth, author of a number of juvenile works, of
& Houghton. which “Ministering Children” has been the most The first volume of Mr. De Voe's “Market Book" successful, over seventy thousand copies, it is said, attracted a good deal of attention. The present having been sold in England. It is here reprinted volume, the second, is marked by the same general entire, together with the “Sequel.” The volumes characteristics. It is full of curious, interesting are illustrated by Andrews, Foster, Goodall, and and instructive information about the things we others, and are neatly put up in a box forming an eat, and is equally valuable for the house-keeper attractive set.
and the gourmand, Edged Tools. By the author of the "Win and Wear” series, etc.
PAMPHLETS RECEIVED. David Aspinall, the Wanderer in Africa: a Tale The Prince of this World; a treatise on the Casting
illustrating the Thirty-Second Psalm. By A. L.O. E., out of Satan, with a New Rendering of his Sin authoress of “ Clarmont Tales,” etc. pp. 137.
and Fall, founded on the words of Jesus. Pp. 4i. Robert Carter & Brothers, New York, publish Cincinnati: J. D. Thorpe. Philadelphia: Smith, these, and each is by a favorite writer of juveniles. English & Co.
The New York Teacher, for March, 1867. Albany: MISCELLANEOUS.
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