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of the census for 1840, and a chronology of were awarded to three authors-John QuinAmerican History, &c. &c. The illustrated ton, (journeyman printer, John Younger, title page, and the frontispiece add much to (shoemaker,) and David Farquhar, (machinist.) the elegance of the volume. The publisher The work before us by John Quinton, is evihas an extraordinary knack at making hand- dently from the hand of an experienced wrisome books.

ter, and a wise and judicious moralist. As far as we can judge from a cursory examina tion, it deserves the attention of all classes,

and no Sunday school or circulating library The Four Gospels, Arranged as a Practical will be complete without a copy of it. Family

Commentary for Every Day in the Year. By the author of the "Peep of Day." Edited, with an introductory preface, by STEPHEN H. Tyng, D.D., Rector of St. George's Church, N. Y. New York: D.

Visions and Voices. By JAMES STAUNTON

Babcock. With a Biographical Sketch of Appleton & Co. 1850.

the Author. Hartford: Edwin Hunt: New

York: Baker & Scribner. 1849. The twelve steel-plate engravings which illustrate this work, are in general very excel- The late James S. Babcock, whose remains lently done, and the volume itself is a beauti

are collected in this volume, graduated at Yale ful gift book for the season.

College in the class of Mr. Colton, former editor of this Review. Mr. Babcock was one of the most remarkable English scholars that

have graduated at that College. “The qualiChalmer's Posthumous Works, Vol. VIII. In- ties of his poems are peculiar. They are

stitues of Theology. New York: Harper built somewhat upon antique models, and & Bros. 1850.

seem also to have been affected in a measure by the author's German studies; but their eminent simplicity and truthfulness will com

mand attention in an age whose poetry, like The Practical German Grammar, or a Natural its social morality, is growing to be artificial, method of learning to read, write, and shallow, and false in sentiment.-G. C. C.” speak the German language. By CHARLES EICHHORN. New York : D. Appleton & Co. 1850.

A Copious and Critical English-Latin Lexi

Founded on the German-Latin Dic

tionary of Dr. C. E. Georges. By the Rev. The works of J. Fenimore Cooper.— The Pilot. J. E. ŘIDDLE, M. A., and the Rev. THOMAS A tale of the sea. A new edition, revised

KERCHEVER ARNOLD, M. A. First Ameby the author. New York : G. P. Putnam.

rican edition. By CHARLES ANTHON 1850.

L.L.D. New York: Harper & Brothers. 1849.


This is a royal 8vo. Dictionary, for the use Heaven's Antidote to the Curse of Labor: or

of scholars and students who are composing in the Temporal Advantages of the Sabbath

the Latin Language. An index of proper considered in relation to the working class

names for the same purpose is appended, and es. By Adam Quinton. With a prefato

the volume needs nothing that we can discover ry notice, by the Rev. S. H. Tyng, D.D.

but a well digested Dictionary of Latin Syno

nims, idioms, and phrases, which require to be In 1847, an English gentleman, lamenting the treated apart for the greater convenience of increasing desecration of the Sabbath, and its the scholar, to make it complete. As it is, it injurious effects upon the health and morals is perhaps an indispensable aid. of the working classes, offered three prizes, of twenty-five, fifteen, and ten pounds, for the three best essays on the temporal advantages of the Sabbath to the laboring classes. In Somerville's Physical Geography. Philadelthree months he received 1,045 essays. The phia : Lea & Blanchard. 1850. committee of adjudication state that they were occupied in the examination of this mass A second American edition of a very celeof manuscript, from the close of March un- brated work. We have already noticed a til the close of December, 1848. The prizes previous edition. It is printed in the form of

a class book, and has a glossary of scientific | Yet something which I may not resist, impels terms.

me to retrospection. I look back over my short pilgrimage, and feel a yearning which I cannot restrain, to put down a narrative of my

brief existence, and to mark the several Essays upon Authors and Books. By W. changes which have come over my spirit, in

ALFRED JONES. New York: Stanford & the hope that the young, with whom I chiefly Swords. 1849.

sympathize, may profit by the recital.

But what will this avail to youthful spirits, This is a well written volume of Critical Es- flushed with the glow of health, secure in says upon several authors of our own country their fancied strength, determined on enjoyand of England. Mr. Jones is too well-known ment? To them the world is every thing. as a writer in this country to need any further Alas, they know not that the world will renotice at our hands.

ward them with infamy, if they trust alone to it! Yet it is to such I make my appeal. I would arrest them, before they cease to

have sympathy with every saving influence, The Western World; or Travels in the United because of their habitual opposition to it. States in 1846-47, including a chapter on But I will not anticipate the moral of my California. By ALEXANDER MACKAY, Esq. life. Let this be gathered from the record of Philadelphia : Lea & Blanchard. 1849. it.”—PREFACE TO THE WORK.

This work is dedicated to Richard Cobden, Esq., M. P., by the author. It seems to be a fair and liberal account of manners and things Iconographic Encyclopedia of Science, Literain America—political, moral, and social.

ture, and Art, systematically arranged. By G. Heck : with 500 steel engravings, by

the most distinguished artists of Germany. Glimpses of Spain; or Notes of an unfinished

The text translated and edited by SPENCER

F. BAIRD, A. M., M. D., Professor of NatTour in 1847. By S. T. WALLIS. New

ural science in Dickinson College, Carlisle, York: Harper and Brothers. 1849.

Pa. New York: Rudolph Garrigue, PubOpening this volume at random, we light

lisher, No. 2 Barclay street. upon a description of a bull fight at Madrid, The title of this work is its own description. very entertaining: As it is not fair nor just

to The engravings represent machinery, specicriticise a book of travels before reading it, we mens of natural history, chemical apparatus, will only say, after a very slight examination astronomical and optical apparatus, illustraamounting to the reading of a few paragraphs tions of geography, astronomy, &c., &c.and the table of contents, that if we were this They are beautifully executed on steel

, in a evening to start off on a journey, we should put style never before seen in this country. How the volume in a side pocket to read by the way. it is possible for the publisher to offer this

work at the low price of one dollar the number, is a mystery. It is the most perfect se

ries extant of encyclopedic engraving. The St. Leger ; or the Threads of Life. New letter press is in the 8vo. form, to be bound up York: G. P. Putnam. 1850.

separately. We have before us three numbers

of the work, which is to be issued in twenty"At the age of twenty-three years I find five monthly parts, containing twenty plates and myself upon the threshold of two worlds. The eighty pages of letter press each. Complete Past summons the thousand incidents which indexes and tables of contents will be publishhave operated to determine me as a responsi- ed with the last numbers, adapting the work ble being, and presents them before me, with to practical use. Nothing can be said of this fearful vividness. The Present seems like work more than that it fulfils the promise of nothing beneath my feet. And the Future, its title page. no longer a shadowy dream, throws open its endless vista, and whispers that I must soon enter upon all its untried, unknown realities. Here I am permitted to pause a moment, ere I Poor Richard's Almanac. J. Doggett, Jr., 64 commence upon that new existence which ends Liberty street. 1850. only with the INFINITE.

I have finished my life upon earth. The This is a reprint of the famous and popular ties which connect me with the world have "Poor Richard's Almanac” of Benjamin parted. I have to do now only with eternity. Franklin, for the years 1733–34–35. The astronomical calculations are by Professor Ben- | Schmidt, and are some of the very best stories for jamin Peirce, of Harvard University. Frank- children extant. Schmidt is famous as a writer sin's Life, by himself, is commenced in this for children over the entire continent of Eufirst number, to be completed in the succeeding rope; and no wonder; for his beautiful meyears. • The present is, doubtless, the only thod of instilling religion into the minds of complete edition of the Poor Richard's Al- the


young without cant or dogmatism, is manac' of Dr. Franklin now in existence. worthy of all praise. Chapman's illustrations The collection is the result of nearly four

are gems. years research among the libraries of public institutions and private collections in the states of New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New

Tales of Flemish Life. Translated from the York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania; and Flemish of Hendrick Conscience. Edited several of the numbers were only procureable by Anna C. Lynch. at great cost, and even some were purchased with the proviso that they were to be returned, This is another admirable book for children. should the publisher to be successful in ob- By the same publishers. taining duplicates. A complete copy of the Almanac had been pronounced by our indefatigable historian, Jared Parks, as of doubtful existence; and the publisher is, therefore, The Crocus. A fresh flower for the Holidays. most agreeably disappointed in being able to Edited by Mrs. Hale. New York: Dunilay successively before the American public

gan & Brother. the entire numbers of this invaluable series, accompanied by an appropriate modern calen- This beautiful little gift book is composed of dar." - PREFACE.

some of the above stories and a sprinkling of
appropriate poetry. The illustrations of

Chapman will improve any eye.
The Odd Fellows Offering. New York : E.
Walker. 1850.

Hearts and Homes. By Mrs. Ellis. D. ApWe have seen but few of the annuals of the season, and this, we think, the best we have

pleton & Co. We commend it not only to the large This last is said to be the best production of and respectable body for whom it is especially Mrs. Ellis. She is celebrated as a writer on intended, and from whom its contributions the morals of domestic life. chiefly come, but to others. The subjects are neither sentimental nor trivial; and this remark, strange as it may appear, applies as well to the engravings as the literature of the The Neighbors. By Miss Bremer. N. Y.: book. There are several fine reproductions G. P. Putnam. of Martin's sublime pictures.

A work so well known we need not commend. Even the multitude who have read it

in the shabby editions heretofore printed here, Wandering Sketches of People and things in will gladly enrich their libraries with it in this South America, Polynesia, California, and beautiful form. The celebrated authoress has other places. By Wm. Maxwell Wood, M.D. prefixed a preface to this edition which will be Surgeon, &c. Philadelphia : Carey & Hart. read with great interest.

A very entertaining book; had we space we should quote the description of a bull-bait in Lima, which strikes us as one of the best Shirley ; A Tale. By CURRER Bell, author things of the kind we have read.

of Jane Eyre. New York: Harper & Brothers.


There has probably no book appeared in Popular Library of Instruction and Amuse- modern times of this class, that produced so

ment. Illustrated by J. G. Chapman. E. great a “sensation" and was so much discussDunigan & Bro. : New York.

ed as this author's previous work, Jane Eyre.

As we have not space to analyze, we can only Such as we have seen of these beautiful | say, that the present work is also a very reBttle books are from the German of Christian markable one; in some respects superior to

the former. The narrative is not so interest- Greenwood. A Directory to Visitors. By ing, but the characterization is of a higher or- A. CLEVELAND. der, or rather of greater power. The writer in this book has wisely avoided a plot involv- We have, in this splendidly printed and iling difficult questions of moral casuistry, but lustrated volume, a worthy companion to a she has not succeeded in making a very inter- visit to the beautiful cemetry it illustrates and esting one. There is, however, ample com- describes. The execution of the work is in pensation for the narrative, in the remarkable every respect admirable. power with which the numerous characters are drawn. So much is this faculty the forte of the author, that she draws characters, as it were, on a separate canvass, and pastes them Saroni's Musical Times. New York: Saroni on her picture; for, surely, the three curates" & Co., 251 Broadway. are of no more earthly use to the plot than they are of heavenly to their parishes; and so, The thirteenth weekly number of this exif not otherwise, from their not blending with cellent musical journal is before us. The enthe perspective of the painting, they appear as terprise is conducted by the editor, Mr. Hermere caricatures. "They come like spirits man S. Saroni, with a becoming spirit and to depart."

independence. The criticisms of concerts and new music are clear and free from pedantry, and show a thorough knowledge of the sub

ject, and a taste equally cultivated and suited American Historical Tales for Youth. New to the age and the day. Without any scienYork : D. Appleton & Co.

tific knowledge of music, we are able to speak

well of this publication, and to say what we This is a very happily designed little book, have said of it with confidence. Although and we can highly commend the execu- it is not always necessary to be a musician to tion. It is a commendable thing to blend judge whether another person is so or not, amusement with instruction, when it can be (the arts being not merely for those who culso legitimately done.

tivate them scientifically, but for those also who only enjoy their effects,) it must we think, be conceded that a public critic of music

ought to have a thorough knowledge of it. Alfred the Great. By JACOB Abbot. New Mr. Saroni's qualifications in this respect are York: Harper & Brothers. 1850.

understood to be of a high order. In other

respects the Musical Times is creditably, not These popular Biographies of the great his- to say skillfully conducted. Each number, torical characters, we have on several occa- besides the editorial and critical department, sions spoken highly of. They are as beauti- which is always entertaining to persons ful in this form of " fitting up," as they are interested in the movements of the musical admirable in the literary execution.

world, contains a diversity of matter, tales, anecdotes, essays, and notices of pictures and picture galleries, &c., selected, not at

random, but with a view always to the inFairy Tales from all Nations. BY ANTHONY terests of art and artists. In addition to the

R. MONTALBA. With twenty-four illustra- letter press, itself well worth the subscription tions by RICHARD Doyle. Harper & Broth- ($2 per annum), the subscribers receive a se

lection of the best music of the great compo

sers, printed for the journal. These sheets We confess to laying hold of a book of this bound up together at the end of the year will kind with almost as much interest as a child, make a volume of choice music, a great deal and to have thus brought together the strange of it not to be found published elsewhere. imaginings of so many nations, gives a philo- The Musical Times has already become sophical excuse for the indulgence of our fancy popular in New York and elsewhere. Its that would lead us into a disquisition had we patronage is rapidly increasing. We wish time and room.

every success to the enterprise.


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