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irritabile, in the interest of the authors also. The sold ten thousand copies of the half-guinea edition royalty ought not to be paid, "The Spectator" have now issued ove at six shillings; of this thirre thinks, unless the sale of the book exceeds a thousand copies were subscribed. Almost as large certain limit, which limit, of course, will be one a number have been sold in the United States. thing in one case and another in another, and in GERMAN COPYRIGHT.--At the end of 1867, accord. all cases will be fixed by the publisher. "This is ing to a new copyright law passed some years the 'half profits' system, with one all-important since by the German Diet and agreed to by all the difference.” In this country, in the case of authors separate governments, all copyright which had up not well known, there is the widest diversity in to that time been prolonged by special privileges the terms offered. A form of “The Spectator's" ceases and becomes public property.
The works plan is not seldom tried, the author getting a speci- of Schiller, Goethe, Wieland, Herder, Körner, and fied percentage of the retail price after so many many other German classics that have up to the hundred copies are sold, he to pay all expenses on present year been the copyright of certain pubpresentation of the bills. The translation now in lishers, or the families of the authors, can then be The American market of a certain well-known published by any one, and already the announce foreign book is published under this agreeinent; ments of cheap reprints are numerous. A publisher the translator pays for stereotyping, for paper, and of Berlin advertises a series of the principal German for everything, material or labor, necessary in the authors, in very good print and on good paper, in manufacture of the book ; he agrees to furnish so volumes for threepence and sixpence each, e.g., many pages of copy each day and to correct so
“ Bürger's Poems” for sixpence, Jean Paul's "Siemany; and he gets one-half of the price of each benkäs” for one shilling, Vos's “ Luise” for threecopy sold. He stipulates that no demand for money, pence. except a certain small fraction of the whole ex
Vicious LITERATURE.—The London " Bookseller" pense, shall be made on him until so many months after the stereotyping is completed. The contracts publishes an article on “The Literature of Vice"
-the penny and halfpenny romances of murder, are made in writing under seal, and though such as we have seen might well enough make an unknown robbery, seduction, and adultery-in which these author despondent, they set forth details so fully ation received by the writers of these stories, we
statements are made : “As to the rate of remuderthat quarrelling about their provisions would seem understand that two guineas for a sheet of eight difficult.- The Nation.
pages is considered good payment, while in some It might puzzle Mr. Friedrich Kapp to mention few cases men are to be found who can provide a nation or tribe of men which has not given its enough writing to fill eight pages of close pript, great men indiscriminate and fulsome adulation. each number warranted to contain at least one In an article on Washington's character, which he murder, fire, shipwreck, or seduction, for fifteen contributes to “ The Historical Magazine" for shillings ! On the other hand, two or three of the March, he charges the fault upon Americans in the writers of these sensation stories are likewise their case of Washington, and somewhat severely ani- proprietors; and considerable sums are said to bare madverts upon it. Mr. Jared Sparks specifically been yearly netted from their sale in penny pumhe denounces for “falsifying the record of Wash- bers." ington's life and of American bistory.” It is Printers' READERS.-In France, the printers' within his personal knowledge that Mr. Sparks readers, or, as they are there called, correcteurs, are suppressed some passages in certain. autograph held in esteem. They form a society, and meet letters of Washington which Mr. Kapp has seen, once a year, and at the last gathering an interest.and tampered with other passages, in order to ing speech was delivered by M. Ambroise Didot, in make the hero appear * are devoted as a Christian which he passed in review the names of a number than be real'ry wrt hanc nore conversant with the of learned men whose modesty and whose occupa. requirements of mo ala propriety. In one of the tion caused them to be almost unknown, one of future articles promised from his pen, Mr. Kapp whom is said to have refused the Greek chair at nay perhaps be more explicit both as regards Cambridge, preferring to remain a corrector for Washington and as regards his New England Plantin's press. M. Didot confessed that much of biographer.- The Nation.
the credit given to the learned publications issued Hon. Edward McPherson, Clerk of the U. s. by himself and relations was due to the readers. House of Representatives, announces that he has
The FOUNDER OF GEORGIA.—A new biography of in press a “ Political Manual for 1867,” which will General James Oglethorpe, described
as "the take up our political history wliere his last manual founder of Georgia'' (he certainly founded the city ended, July 4, 1866, and carry it down to April 1 of of Savannah), is announced in London, to be writthe current year, or the end of the present session ten by R. Smith. He died in 1785, aged ninety. of Congress. He has compiled it from official seven; and his name is familiar, out of American sources, promises that it shall be accurate and fair; history, as one of the earliest and warmest friends and believes that it will be useful to men of all of Dr. Samuel Johnson, having been one of the parties.
warmest admirers and patrous of his poem called Charles LAMB.-Admirers of Charles Lamlı, says “ London,” published in May, 17.38. Boswell makes the “ Bookseller,” will be glad to hear that Bell & repeated mention of General Oglethorpe in his Daldy, in republishing the Essays of Elia,” have wonderful “Life of Johoson"--one of ihe latest, restored many important passages which were sup- dated March 22, 1783, recording a visit by the pressed in previous editions. It is hoped they soldier to the sage-the former being in his will also add some of those charming essays which eighty-ninth, and the latter in his seventy-fourth have not hitherto appeared in luis coilected works, year. but which are well known to collectors of Eliava. The Britisi DRAMA.—There has just appeared, This new edition, which will be the most complete in London, the first part of a “Handbook to the one extant, is published by arrangement with Popular, Poetical, and Dramatic Literature of Great Moxon & Co., the proprietors of the copyrights of Britain froin the Invention of Printing to the ReLamb's several works.
storation.” The author is Mr. W. Carew Haziti, “Ecce Ilomo.”—The demand for this book in grandson of the Hazlitt, critic and historian, who England is still very great. The publishers having was the lifelong friend of Coleridge and Lamb.
APRIL 15, 1867.
Walter Low, 596 Broadway, American agent for the western islands and in the United States. the London publishing house of Cassell, Petter, Lord Lorne saw a good deal of society, both in the & Galpin, has received Part XIII. of Doré's Bible. Sonth and in the North. His tone is good ; withThe edition will be completed in about fifty-five out undue partisan feeling; and yet favorable to numbers, published monthly.
the great people with whom we have so many ties." LORD PLUNKET.- The Life, Letters, and Speeches ABD-EL-KADER.—This famous Arab chief has dicof Lord Plunket, for many years at the head of the tated his autobiography to Col. Churchill, of the Irish bar, and Lord Chancellor of Ireland for a con- British army, and its early publication is ansiderable time, edited by one of his sons, is adver- nounced. tised as nearly ready. An Introductory Preface is
M. DU CHAILLO.- Among the arrivals from Ensupplied by Lord Brougham, who is now in his rope, at New York, hy the Great Eastern, was M. eighty-ninth year.
Paul B. du Chaillu, whose“ Explorations in EquatoVerdi's New OPERA.—The subject of this work is rial Africa" excited so much controversy among “ Don Carlos, gloomy and tragic enough, at all English and German naturalists a few years ago. events. Its performance at the Grand Opera of He had found some strange animals in remote and Paris has not eventuated very successfully, though unexplored countries, had observed and described a critic says, “there is a scene of combination at the their habits, and was suspected and accused of close of the third act which outdoes the ‘Miserere' having drawn very largely upon his imagination. scene in “Il Trovatore.' He seems to have an in. However, as was the case with Bruce, the explorer eradicable love for dark and painful stories; and of Abyssinia, as time rolled on the truth of many since he has become desirous of transforming his of his statements was made clear from other evimanner, as in "Les Vêpres,' 'Simone Boccanegra,'dence. M. du Chaillu has lately published " A
La Forza del Destino," so as to approach the com- Journey to Ashango-Land: and Further Penetraplicated effects of German and French operas, tion into Equatorial Africa,” being an account of which distinguish them from those in the elder his second exploration in 1863–5, and a reprint in Italian style, he has tried to give himself an appear one octavo volume, with engravings and map, has ance of weight, thoughtfulness, and science which just been issued by D. Appleton & Co., New York. his works do not bear out."
His journey was precipitately ended by the acci“ THE QUARTERLY Review." – It is stated that Dr. dental shooting of a native, from the consequences William Smith, of Dictionary reputation, has been of which the whole party had to fly to the coast, a ppointed editor of the “ Quarterly Review.” He barely escaping with life. Still, the book goes far is well qualified to succeed Gifford, Sir John Cole- to confirm many of its writer's most questioned ridge, Lockhart, and Elwyn. He is now 53 years early statements, especially those relating to the old, and is Classical Examiner in the University of gorilla, an animal mentioned by Herodotus, and to London, and also Classical Professor in New College. the Fans, an African race of cannibals. His first three Dictionaries form the“ Encyclopædia M. Guizot.-" The Last Days of Louis-Philippe of Classical Literature," and his latest work, com- and the Revolution of 1848," is the title of a book pleted in 1863, is, a “ Dictionary of the Bible,” in just published in Paris by M. Guizot, who was Prime three large 8vo. volumes. Among his other and Minister of France early in 1848, when the folly pumerous literary labors is a good edition of Gib- of Louis-Philippe precipitated that second Revolubon's “ Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire." tion, which, like the first, thrust in a Republic as The salary of the editor of the “Quarterly” is said the stepping-stone to an Empire in France. This to be about $7500 per annum. In the United volume is the conclusion of Guizot's “Memoirs of States this periodical is sometimes mentioned as his own Times,” and an English translation will “ The London Quarterly,” which is a mistake, for immediately be published in London. The ex-Prethere is a publication so called which is the literary mier blames Louis-Philippe very much, but himself organ of the Wesleyan Methodists, whereas Mr. not at all. Yet, had he advised his royal master John Murray's periodical simply is “The Quarterly wisely, the wreck and ruin of the House of Orleans Review."
might probably have been avoided. “Gentleman's Magazine." - It is said that the Miss M. A. BRADDON.-It appears, from a controplot of “Mademoiselle Mathilde," the new serial versy in the London papers concerning the repubtale by Mr. Henry Kingsley, commenced in the lication of some of Miss Braddon's novels, with April number of Sylvanus Urban's old and famous more than one noms de plume on the title-page, that magazine, will be partly laid in England and partly she wrote as Lady Caroline Lascelles" in the *n Bretagne, during the eighteenth century, and “ London Journal,” a weekly penny journal. Mr. that Dr. Johnson and some of his literary friends Maxwell, her man of business, in a letter to the will figure in it.
“ Athenæum," says: “ Next, as to the nom de plume A NOBLE Tourist.–The Marquis of Lorne, eldest of Lady Caroline Lascelles. This title was sugson and heir of the Duke of Argyll, having paid gested by my late literary colleague, who was also a hasty visit, last year, to the West Indies and the at the time a writer in the 'Athenæum,' poor Sir C. United States, has written a book about it, called F. Lascelles Wraxall, Bart. He claimed a family “A Trip to the Tropics, and Home through America." right in the naines.
For five weeks the nom de This young gentleman is only in his twenty-second plume was adopted. At the end of that time it was year, and the “ Athenæum,” noticing his book, discarded, and it was found that 'fine words butter says: Not, therefore, that we may depreciate the no parsnips ;' and the tale of• The Black Band' was author or his book, but that we may secure chari- thenceforth published anonymously, and its publitable judgments for both of them, we would have cation, and that of the series of tales which sucit remembered that this record ‘of a run to the ceeded, went on uninterruptedly for years." West Indies and the American continent is the Robert BROWNING.–The Professorship of Poetry work of a young head and fresh hand.” In Ja- in the University of Oxford being about to be vamaica, he (grandson of Mrs. Stowe's Duchess of cated by Mr. Matthew Arnold, it was proposed to Sutherland) evidently was under the influence of put Mr. Browning in nomination as a candidate. It the anti-negro party. The critic from whom we appears, however, that no one can be elected but a have quoted above says: “In other respects the Master of Arts of Oxford, whereas Mr. Brownin volume is a light and pleasant record of travel in was educated at London University.
APRIL 15, 1867.
Christina Rosetti.— This young English poetess! LITERATI IN PARLIAMENT.—Gustav Freytag, the has commenced a prose fiction,“ The Waves of this novelist, Professor Mommsen, the historian, and Troublesome World : a Tale of Hastings Ten Years Gottfried Kinkel, poet and politician, are members Ago,” in the “Churchman's Shilling Magazine," a of the North German Parliament. serious English monthly periodical.
Beethoven.-An Italian journal announces the JAMES ANTHONY FROU DE.—The historian of Eng- discovery, at Meiningen, of the score of a comic land from the fall of Wolsey to the death of Eliza- opera, by Beethoven, until now unknown. beth (A. D. 1530–1602) has published ten volumes BLANCHARD JERROLD has been engaged by Bradof that work, to the year 1573; yet finds time bury, Evans & Co., to write a guide to Paris and amid his severer labors to contribute to some of the the Exhibition, under the title of “ Paris for the English periodicals. These papers, collected in English in 1867.” two volumes, will immediately be published in London, under the title of “Short Studies on Great
Dr. Strauss, the author of a novel described by
the London " Athenæum" as Subjects.” The whole of his history, as far as yet indelicate," has brought an action against that
vulgar, profane, and published, has been reproduced in this country by Scribner & Co., of New York, and has a large sale.
journal for libel.
QUEEN VICTORIA's Book. It is now stated that Dr. Livingstone.—It continues uncertain whe- Victoria is not writing book about her late hus. ther Dr. Livingstone has been murdered by African band. That is being done by General Grey, oue of savages, as reported, but the current of belief seems her household. She did write, privately print, and flowing towards accepting the melancholy report as illustrate with her own engravings from original true.
designs, a volume relating to that part of Scotland J. FENIMORE COOPER.-A London publisher, who where she lives in summer. evidently possesses piratical proclivities, is repro AGNES STRICKLAND.-An abridged edition, in one ducing Cooper's works at the extremely low price volume, of Miss Strickland's “Lives of the Queens of sixpence per novel.
of England,” is announced in London. The third and last volume of the Correspondence
Political Squib.—There has just appeared in of Heine has just appeared, and a very trivial collection it appears to be, containing little or nothing King of the World,” a sixpenny brochure, enti
London, “dedicated to Albert Edward, the 100th besides his business letters to his publisher.
tled “ The History of the English Revolution of Baron Tauchnitz has commenced the publica- 1867, by Lord Macaulay's New Zealander, Anno tion of a new series of German authors, with “ On Domini 3867," in which (the publisher advertises) the Heights," one of the most delightful of Berthold political and social life in 1867 are depicted to Auerbach's stories.
the life, in strong, humorous satire." BLANCHE MARRYAT, whom we take to be a daughter of the marine novelist, is about to publishi a Testament which contained the autograph of Sir
There was recently sold in London a Greek novel entitled “ Briers and Thorns.”
Walter Raleigh. Miss SEWELL, the author of “Amy Herbert,'' has
MR. J. S. LE Fanu has written a new novel, which in the press " The Journal of a Home Life."
is to be published in “Temple Bar” simultaneously MR. J. Payne Collier has just issued the first with Mrs. Edwards's “Steven Lawrence.” Its title part of his reprint of “ Evgland's Parnassus."
has not yet been made public. These works, when DEAN MILman will take the chair at the next finished, are to be followed by a novel from the pen Literary Fund Dinner.
of Mr. Edmund Yates. V. J. WIDDLETON has published a har ome Two of M. Victorien Sardou's dramas have just library edition of Professor Conington's translation of been done into English and reproduced in London the "Æneid.” The translator is Professor of Latin with no marked success—“ Nos Bons Villageois," in Oxford University. He has adopted Scott's ballad by Mr. Gilbert a'Becket, under the name of " Diametre.
monds and Hearts,” and “Le Dégel," by Mr. T. W. P. O'Shea publishes “The Life of St. Dominic, Robertson, as A Rapid Thaw." and a Sketch of the Dominican Order," with an in The author, understood to be a lady, who writes troduction by Archbishop Alemany.
under the nom de plume of Holme Lee, is about to Sir Walter Raleig).—There was lately sold at publish a new novel entitled “Mr. Wyngard's a literary auction in London, a “Novum Testa- Ward." mentum Græcum,” A. D. 1587, contaiving the auto A new weekly journal is on the eve of appeargraph of Sir Walter Raleigh.
ance in London, entitled “ The Chronicle." Thomas Hood.-In an autobiographical work by promises, if the projectors may be trusted, to add William Jordan, founder and for thirty years editor to our knowledge of English and foreign books. of the “London Literary Gazette," he mentions Mr. John Ruskin is in such feeble health that he that Hood's "Song of the Shirt” was begun and so has been compelled to forego all his literary occupafar proceeded with under the title of " Tale of a tions. Shirt," before the ludicrous equivoque struck the New WORDS.-A writer in the “Athenæam" intense mind of the author! Such a title certainly suggests that as “telegram” is now recognized as a might have created the reverse of a grave associa- short and correct way of expressing a telegraphie tion.
dispatch, - photogram” should be used instead of Ben Jonson.—There has just been sold, in London, "photograph” to denote a photographic picture, the Aldine edition (A. D. 1576) of “Horatii Ars and that "stereogram” might be correctly sabstiPoetica," which belonged to “rare Ben Jonson,'' and tuted for “ stereoscopic slide." It is probable that has his autograph and motto.
these new words will be adopted. LEOPOLD VON RANKE.—In February, the friends of MR. Henry B. WHEATLEY is about to edit for the Von Ranke, historiographer of Prussia, celebrated Early English Text Society an English Latin Gramthe fiftieth anniversary of his receiving his Doctor's mar of about A. D. 1500, the manuscripts of which degree, which took place when he was twenty have been lent for that purpose by the Master and
Fellows of Jesus College.
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“New America.”—Mr. Hepworth Dixon's new surrection of Jesus Christ (Rev. J. G. Adams).work, thus styled, has gone into a sixth edition in The Catacoinbs of Rome.—The Eternal Logos (Rev. London. In fact, it is "the book of the season. ." J. D. Williarnson).-Longevity of the Antediluvians The new edition contains a new preface, in answer (W. R. French).-General Review. Boston: N. to the criticisms of Father Noyes; also a portrait E. Univ. Pub. House. of Miss Eliza Snow, Mormon poetess and Brigham Methodist Quarterly Review. April. Young's spinster-wife.
India (E. Thomson, D. D.).–Fairbairn on ProJean INGELOW.—This author, whose poetry has phecy (H. Bannister, D. D.).-Methodism in Canada obtained great popularity in America as well as in (Rev. J. A. Williams).- Educational Qualifications England, is contributing to the "Sunday Magazine," for the Ministry (Rev. B. H. Nadal).-Clark and a London periodical, a series of sketches entitled Mattison on a Future State (Rev. C. T. Moss).-The “My Chosen Friends."
Original Penalty of the Law (Rev. S. M. Merrill).
-The Methodist Book Concern (Rev. J. Porter). PERIODICALS.
Foreign Religious Intelligence.-Foreign Literary Atlantic Monthly. April.
Intelligence.-Synopsis of the Quarterlies. -QuarThe Guardian Angel : Part IV. (0. W. Holmes). terly Book-Table. New York: Carlton & Porter. -The Restless (H. Rich).—Pioneering (Mrs. C. H. Church Monthly. March. Dall).—The U. S. Sanitary Commission (Rev. E. Our Church and Civilization at the West (Rev. E. Hale).—The Haunted Window (T. W. Higgin- J. 0. Scripture).–The Daughter's Mistake: conson).—Katharine Morne: Part VI. (Miss Palfrey). Itinued.- Bryan Maurice; or, The Seeker: continued
— Timon's Soliloquy (T. B. Read).--Considerations (Rev. W. Mitchell). — Names of Churches and on University Reform (J. Fiske).—The Claudian Chapels. — Twenty-eight Bishops vs. House of Emissary (T. Bacon).- Travel in the United States Bishops.—The Month for February.--The Month (B. Taylor).-Chester Harding (J. R. Lowell).-A for March.—Themes for Reflection. Boston: E. P. Familiar Epistle to a friend. - Adelaide Ristori Dutton & Co. (Miss Field).--A Winter Adventure on the Prairie. The American Law Review. April. -Reviews and Literary Notices. Boston: Ticknor
The Law of Sales; Delivery.-John Marshall. & Fields.
Testimony of Persons accused of Crime.- LegislaThe Galaxy. April 15.
tive Control over Railwiy Charters.-Law in RoWaiting for the Verdict: Chaps. XII., XIII., and mance.- Digest of the English Law Reports for XIV. (Mrs. R. H. Davis).—The Father's Ring. November and December, 1866, January, 1867.From Lessing (S. S.).-Health for Cities (Rev. P. Selected Digest of State Reports.-Book Notices.Church).-Some Lover's Clear Day (John Weiss). List of New Law Books published in England and
- The Facts about Du Chaillu (W. W. Reade). — America since January 1, 1867.-Summary of Vittoria Colonna (Anna Cora Ritchie).—Literature Events. Boston: Little, Brown & Co. and the People (E. Benson).—Steven Lawrence, The North American Review. April. Yeoman: Chaps. III. and IV. (Mrs. Edwards). Modern Italian Poets (W. D. Howells).-British Bermuda and the Blockade (C. Hallock).—Always Finance in 1816.—Charles Lamb and his BiograLove (W. Winter).–Words and their Uses (R. G. phers (Adams S. Hill).—The New Jersey MonopoWhite).-Nebulæ (The Editor).
lies (J. K. Medberry).-—The Railroad System (C. American Presbyterian and Theological Review. F. Adams, Jr.). -Deaf-Mute Education (F. B. SanApril.
born).-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (W. D. Historical Evidence as affected by Time (Rev. A. Howells).-Lessing (James Russell Lowell).-ReBarnes).-Hodgson on Time and Space (G. S. Mor-ligious Liberty (C. E. Norton).-Critical Notices. ris).- Irenæus and Infant Baptism (Rev. W. R. Boston: Ticknor & Fields. Powers).–The Divine Names in the Hebrew Scrip. Phe Baptist Quarterly. April. tures (Hon. E. Lord). - The Greetings of Paul (Rev. Rebaptism (Kendall Brooks, D. D.).- Meaning of J. B. Bittenger).–Our Public Schools.-Notes on the Word Križig in Romans viii. 19-23 (Prof. A. W. Recent Book3.-Theological and Literary Intelli- Arnold).—The Apostle Paul (Rev. Wm. Hurlin). gence. New York: W. Sherwood.
-The Scriptural Anthropology (Geo. D. Boardman, Unirersalist Quarterly. April.
D. D.).—The Fundamental Law of Christian WorKnowledge as an Instrument, an Ornament, and ship (Rev. J. Colver Wightman).–Open Commua Blessing (Rev. T. B. Thayer).-The Possibility of nion (Prof. G. D. B. Pepper). Philadelphia : Universal Salvation (Rev. A. G. Gaines).—The Re- American Baptist Publication Society.
HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY.
England and this country, and deservedly placed History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the him in the first rank of living historical writers.
Death of Elizabeth. By James Anthony Froude, Terra Mariæ ; or, Threads of Maryland Colonial HisM. A. Vols. 9 and 10. pp. xiii., 602 ; xiv.,565. tory. By Edward D. Neill, one of the Secretaries New York: Charles Scribner & Co.
of the President of the United States. pp. vi., In these two volumes we have the third and 260. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co. fourth ones of the general history which are spe Mr. Neill, from the historical stores of the Concially devoted to the reign of Elizabeth, the narra- gressional Library, has gathered together a number tive being brought down to the year 1573. It is of extremely interesting facts in the early history wholly supererogatory to commend Mr. Froude's of Maryland. He does not undertake to produce a labors. His research, his careful and lawyer-like regularly constructed history, but to make known analysis of facts, his independence of traditional some statements which have not heretofore been opinions, and his vigorous style, have made a de- prominently made public. The subjects of his cided impression upon the reading public both of chapters are-George, First Lord Baltimore; Ce
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cilius, Second Lord Baltimore, and the Formative foundations of our faith, discussed in the general Period of the Colony ; Difficulties with the Vir- order in which they are presented in the Apostles' giniaus, and those arising from the Civil Wars in Creed. The opinion is expressed in the IntrodneEngland; the Advent of the Friends, and their tion “that neither the public statement from the Influence; Boundary Disputes; Revolution of 1689; pulpit of Christian truths to mixed congregations, the Established Church and Presbyterianism ; So- nor the religious instruction given to our young ciety during the Eighteenth Century, and Causes people, adequately meets the requirements of the which led to a Union with other colonies in a day.” It is sought here more especially to address Declaration of Independence; Sketches of the Pro- those in whom has been awakened a desire more prietaries. We are glad to see that a full index is clearly to understand the faith they hold, and who added to the volume.
are inwardly perplexed with doubts and misgivings Thrilling Adventures of Daniel Ellis, the Great Union occasioned by the bold tone of recent historical
Guide of East Tennessee, for a period of nearly criticism and by the assumptions of modern science. Four Years during the Greut Southern Rebellion. The subjects discussed and the lecturers are: Faith, Written by himself; containing a short Bio- by Riggenbach ; Nature of God, by Gess ; Sin, by graphy of the Author, With Illustrations. Stäleln; The Old Testament Dispensation and the pp. 430. New York: Harper & Brothers. Heathen World, by Auberlen; The Persou of Christ,
It is scarcely possible to describe the general by Riggenbach; Christ's Atonement for Sin, by Aunature of the contents of the volume than in the berlen; The Holy Spirit and the Christian Church, language of the title, which we give at length, and by Preiswerk; Justification by Faith, by Stockwhich will speak for the book itself. As to lite- meyer; and the Immortality of the Soul and Eter. rary merit, that is properly disclaimed by the nal Life, by Stäheln. The names of some of these author, and thrilling adventures, told hy one whose lecturers are familiar to English students, and the modesty does not shrink from calling himself productions of all of them are marked by a logical “great," will, of course, be thrilling indeed. style, depth of penetration, and discriminating Literary Life of James K. Paulding. Compiled by analysis, characteristic not only of the thorough
his son, William P. Paulding. pp. xiii., 397. theologian, but of a mind which meets rather than New York: Charles Scribner & Co.
igvores intellectual and moral difficulties. The pe. Messrs. Scribner & Co. are about publishing
rusal of such well-reasoned discourses can scarcely four volumes of the select works of James K. fail to settle the unstable, and resolve those anxious Paulding, including The Bulls and the Jonathans; questionings which are too often secretly harbored Tales of the Good Woman; A Book of Vagaries; until they land their perplexed possessor in callous The Dutchman's Fireside. As an introduction to
indifferentism or conscious despair. It is perhaps this series we are here furnished with a life of Mr. scarcely necessary to say that as a specimen of Paulding, by his son. It is not a general biogra- work presents those general characteristies of ex:
neat typography and admirable book-making the phy, but rather a sketch of the literary side of his cellence which mark all the issues of Mr. Strahan's life. He was, as the editor truly remarks, prominent among the pioneers of American letters, before
press. literature had become a distinct profession in this
FICTION . country. It has been but seven years since Mr. Paulding passed from among his fellow-men, yet Helena's Household: a Tale of Rome in the First the date of his birth was in the midst of the Revo Century. pp. 422. New York: Robert Carter & lutionary war; and this sketch of the work of his Brothers. pen has points of contact with the entire growth of In this story the reader is placed amid Roman our literature.
scenes and characters. The events are impressively
narrated with much vigor of style; the trials of the RELIGIOUS.
early Christian professors are graphically portrayed, The Year of Prayer : being Family Prayers for the and a large amount of historical inforination is inChristian Year, suited to the Services and Com
cidentally imparted. memorations of the Church. By Henry Alford, A Tale of Two Cities. By Charles Dickens. pp. D. D., Dean of Canterbury. pp. XXXV., 283. iv., 160. Philadelphia : T. B. Peterson & Bros. London and New York: Alexander Strahan.
This is the third volume of the “ Author's AmeriThis book, we are told by its author, has been can Edition” issued by the Messrs. Peterson. compiled in order to keep in view of the family the contains sixty-four original illustrations from decourse of the Christian year as observed in the signs by John McLean. festivals and celebrations of the church. In the The Prose Tales of Edgar Allen Poe. 2 vols. pp. composition of the pravers the model aimed at has vi., 483; vi., 498. New York: W.J. Widdleton. been the style of the Common Prayer Book, which These two volumes, each complete in itself, conis easy and familiar to all. A table is prefixed to tain an entire series of the tales of Poe, detached the prayers, indicating appropriate passages of from his other prose writings. The editor is justified Scripture from the Old and the New Testament, for in attributing the success and merit of these prodaily reading. A portion of the volume consists ductions to their polished style, their rare ingenuity, of special prayers for occasions of family or other and their strange union of the imaginative and interest.
scientific faculties. In constructive ability, and in The Foundations of our Faith: Ten Papers read the art of dealing with the marvellous, the best of
before a Mired Audience of Men. By Professors them are scarcely surpassed by De Quincey. Mr. Auberlen, Gess, and others. pp. 279. London Widdleton has done well to collect them in this and New York: Alexander Strahan.
accessible form, and they cannot fail to be now A great deal of our recent religious literature has, more read than they have ever heretofore been. from a seeking after popularity and sensation- Sut Lovingood: Yarns Spun by n Nat'ral born Dira'! making, become as meagre and diluted as is much Fool; Wurped and Wove For Public Wear. By of our secular literature. Here is a work, however, George W. Harris. pp. xv., 299. New York: full of reasoning and thought, which cannot fail to Dick & Fitzgerald. gratify the wind which seeks strong meat for its Some of these stories have been before the public aliment. It consists of ten discourses on the great for a long time. We recollect having had a hearty