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Its weight of cares upon the weary heart; metre that have been introduced no way les
Though baleful passions poison in their spring sening the fidelity of the translator. We Tre sources of our being, and imparı
take from the Book of Love one single speciTo the galled bosom their en venomed smart; How sweet to turn auhile from these, and reigu
Lord of each change of wonder-working art; Nor ask the beam of iruth-nor feel how vain
Beauty, like the full moon fair; That long, long, polar day, whose very light is
Eyes, That match the lily's beaming; pain !
Dark, as clustering bees, the hair,
Hues, more bright than golden gleaming; Much of the nightmare that oppressed our
Flowing lines for hips and breas,
Like the front of elephants; judgment as to the supposed extravagance and impossibility of this collection has vanished
Speech, as odours sweel contest;
These are charms a maiden wants." wiih ihe darkness of past hours; the fidelity of the descriptions has heen recognized as giving the very best picture possible of Eastern manners : and this adherence to truth on one, and so material a point, gives earnest of Forschungen in Gebiete der Heb. Ægyyt, accuracy on others upon which we cannot Archäologie. Erster Theil. Zur Geschibe so well informed. Much of this informa. chte der Buchstabenschrift, in besonderer tion, however, Mr. Lane has undertakon to
Beziehung der Hebräer, Phönicier, Griesupply, and no one who is acquainted with chen, und Aegypter. (Researches in the his unrivalled and delightful volumes on Fields of Hebræo-Egyptian Archaiology: Egypt, can doubt that he was absolutely the Part I. On the History of Letters, and fillest of writers for the task he has undertak
particularly those of the Hebrews, Phæri. en. The doubtful and obscure become truth
cians, Greeks, and Egyp:ians.) Von Dr. and elucidation in his hands: we are im. J. L. Saalschütx, Königsberg. 1838. proved, in spite of ourselves, and even by the very means we seek to avoid it; and cus. This commencing part is of good augury. toms, and manners, and habits of thought, Authorities, though referred to with due become familiarized to us, even as amongst deference, are not too implicitly or blindly the chosen playthings of indolent recreation. followed. There is considerable merit in the
The grossness too of eastern manners is wide view taken of the circunstances unentirely avoided in this beautiful and useful der which this interesting inquiry presents edition of a work which must have readers so itself to the eyes and mind. The labours of long as the heart is human. The parent Gesenius form a broad and novel basis for need no longer fear, the maiden no longer such investigations, and will evince how blush, to take up the work or place it in the rashly on one hand theorists have argued, hands of a child. Were this the only praise, and how still more unfoundedly the probait would be no ordinary recommendation; bilities they have brought forward have been but the beauty of the type, correct picio-denied and ridiculed, as we have lately mainrial embellishment, and faithful expression, tained. We can recommend the work to render this one of the most delightful of general readers, and feel anxious to see more works :-a waking dream, to sooth and wile of it. the listless and vacant hours that creep along during "the long siesta of a summer's day !"
Asiatische Studien. Von Carl Friederich
Neumann. Erster Theil. (Asiatic Stu.
dies, by C. F. Neumann, Vol. 1.) Leipzig. Die Sprüche des Bhartriharis.
Aus dem Sanskrit metrisch ubertragen. (The Proverbs of Bhartriharis: rendered into verse A work which we eagerly and gladly hail from the Sanscrit.) Von P. von Bohlen, as the first of a series, and trust that the re. Professor der Orientalischen Sprachen, mainder will bear out the promise of the Konigsberg. Hamburg, 1835.
present volume. Judgment and variety of
research are so rarely united that we feel The Indian proverbs and sayings known un- great pleasure in noticing their combination der this tiile, were, about 200 years since, here. An elaborate view of Chinese speech loosely translated into Dutch by ihe Mission and writing, in which the most recent authorary Abraham Roger, who obtained them ities are carefully consulted, is the fitting in. from the mouth of a Brahmin on the Coro troduction to many curious details, from Chi. mandel coast. They were paraphrased by nese sources, respecting the natives of the Herder in his "Gedanken eines Brahminen.", empire and the neighbouring nations and This interesting collection, which from its tribes. The volume contains also some norefined and ethical tendency assumes a high tices of Tartar speech, and a view of the place in morals, and is singularly character present trade of China. istic of its origin, is now placed before Euro. peans in an authentic and accurate shape : the slight and requisite changes of form and
A New Method of Learning to Read, Write, and there is no royal road” to knowledge.
and Speak the German Language in six Ollendorff's method well deserves the title of Months. By H. G. Ollendorff. Translated Euclid of the German. After six months from the fifth French edition, by G. J. close application by this method alone, can Bertinchamp, A. B. London: Bailliere; this very difficult, but very charming lanand Black and Armstrong.
guage, be taught without confusion. Such a
method is quite invaluable. By it the schoThis is the only mode; the way in which in- lar advances step by step. fants are taught; to learn whatever is need. The opinion of Captain Basil Hall, and he ful for the one lesson before them, and no confesses himself a slow scholar, in favour more: the men, of but larger growth, require of Mr. Ollendorff's system, both for effective. only a larger lesson, and in the same easy ness and speed, is the best eulogium, for it is forin. German, to be understood properly, from a practical man. must be attacked exactly like mathematics,
MISCELLANEOUS LITERARY NOTICES.
A Saxon Glossary, by Schmeller, is pre
paring, being a continuation of the Heliand. The Talmud is the Corpus Juris Civilis et Ecclesiastici of the Jews. A lexicon or key In the press, Tesi imentum Novum Coptoto such a work--the compilation of a hun. Memphiticum ex MSS. Reg. Bibl. Berol. dred writers during a thousand years—must emendatum a M. Schwarıze. be a treasure to those who are engaged in the study of the Jewish religion and antiqui Winer is about to publish a new Greek ties, and as such we recommend Dessauer's and German Lexicon to the New Testament. Handwörterbuch als Hilfsmittel zur Erlur. nung des Talmuds, der Thargumim und Mi Died, at Jena, on the 17th of April, the draschim. The price is only two dollars. Baroness Schopenhauer. She was born at
Danızig, in 1770, and was the daughier of The union of science with literature is the the senator H. Trosina. She was married object of “ Braga,”a new national journal for very young to the Banker Schopenhauer, art and science, commenced with this year, with whom she travelled through many at Heidelberg, by Wiuter. in this publica- countries of Europe. After her husband's tion, and in ibe Quarterly Review just start- death, she chiefiy resided, since 1806, in ed at Stuttgart, by Cotta, we are rejoiced to Weimar, where she collected around her find an attempt madetodivest the German lan- many of the most remarkable characters of guage of that too philosophical garb which the day, who eagerly courted her society. has made it su repulsive to those foreign na- Her works, in 1934, were collected in 24 vo. tions-and they are not a few—who are un- lumes. In them the reader will find much initiated into the one-sided diction of Kant amusemeni and instruction, the fruits of a and Hegel; and to bring down literature and mind delicately sensitive to the higher duties science to the comprehension of the many of women, and evincing great strength and Keeping this object steadily in view, the study refined moral feeling. Gabriele-her best of the German language will acquire, by such work-Sidonia, and her travelling Sketches, means, a new impulse throughout the world, are her most popular productions. Latterly and the language itself will gain in power she was engaged in writing her own Me. and clearness.
moirs, of which only the first part is com.
pleted, containiug her childhood and youth. A second edition of Hoffman's Bibliography of the Greek Writers is in the press, Dr. Mohler, one of the most learned oppo. ihoroughly revised and considerably aug- nents of Protestantism in modern days, died mented.
at Munich, on the 12th of April. His “ Atha.
nasius der Grosse und seine Zeit, (2 vols. A new historical work by Raumer is nearly 1827,) displayed profound learning, and deep ready, in 3 vols.; being, Europe from the sympathy with church matters; but the work End of the Seven Years' War till the End of which atiracted attention in Germany, in an the American War, (1763–1783,) from docu- extraordinary degree, was his "Symbolik, ments in the British Museum and the French oder Darstellung der dogmatischen GegenArchives.
sätze der Katholiken und Protestanten." He
was only in bis 430 year, and was engaged, 33
at the time of his death, on a commentary on Died, Feb. 24, 1838, at Leipsic, the Privy the Romans, a Church History, and an exten- Councillor, Chevalier and Professor of Sta. sive work on the History of Monachism in tistics, Carl Heinrich Ludwig Pöliiz, for Europe.
many years esteemed one of ihe first writers
on statistics, history and politics, as also proLeitfaden zur Nordischen Alterthumskunde, fessor at the Leipsic university. He was un. herausgegeben von der köiglichen Gessel- married, and has left considerable property. schaft für nordische Alterthumskunde. 8vo. His library, which is very considerable, is Kopenhagen, 1837.
bequeathed to the library of the city council The Northern Society of Antiquaries, by of Leipsic, of which he was a meinber. whom this valuable litile Guide is published, has of late attracted considerable attention Bonn.-Professor C. W. Freytag, having to its labours, by the unexpected disclosure finished his Arabic and Latio Dictionary, has of its interesting records relative to American opened a subscription for a work he intends antiquities, a field appuremily so remote from publishing, entitled " Meidani's Arabian Pro. the proper scene of iis investigations. Such verbs." Arabic and Latin; together with researches into past times, and regard shown those of other Arabian writers, with illustra. for the works and deeds of the ancestors of tive notes, &c. our common race, betoken a healthy state of Of all the productions of the human mind, public feeling, and a generous sympathy with none better deserve the attention of men of man, that cannot be too widely shared and letters than national proverbs,bearing as they propagated. Hence we look with affection necessarily do, the stamp of a people's cha. upon works like the present, the particular racter. The more strongly this is reflected object of which is to point out the most im- in their Proverbs, the more interesting and portant branches of the antiquities of the valuable must be the latter; and those of north, and 10 guard the public against that Arabia possess this excellence in a superior too frequent destruction or mutilation of degree.' Proverbs are there the favourite them, when discovered in the shape of relics inode of expression, which accounts for the of the arts, which so frequently takes place, extraordinary cumber (of these in the lan. by ignorant workmen, or barbarians of high- guage, They are whimsically quoted by er pretensions. The firsi chapter of this their authors; and whoever wishes to obtain Guide is on the extent and importance of old anyıhing beyond a superficial knowledge of northern literature ; the next presents an Arabie, will not omit examining them. Ever abridged review of the monuments and anti- since the study of the Oriental languages quities of the north, and in this part many was introduced into Europe, the nosi distin. wood-cuts are given, representing articles of guished persons bave so applied themselves. ornament and dress, and of use in domestic Erpenius, who especially contributed to turn economy; of instruments used in war and attention towards Oriental literature, was music, &c.; of runic and other inscriptions, also the first to make a collection of Arabian and of coins; the whole opening up a field of proverbs, (1623). Golius, Leunert, and Reisne, most curious and interesting research. The followed his example. Pocock, so profound. remains of Heathen and Christian antiquity ily versed in Eastern tongues, translated all are properly discriminated, and their various the Proverbs of Meidana, probably with the periods assigned. The work is concluded intention of publishing them. Albert Schulwith some observations on the discovery and Itens having copied that translation atOxford, preservation of antiquities, and a recom. in 1772, determined to execute the design mendation that the workmen employed on abandoned hy Pocock, and bring out the such occasions should be superintended by whole by subscription, in three quarto vothe clergyman of the parish, or the school. lumes, with the addition of Latin notes. His master. Museums are established in various death put an end to the undertaking. His parts of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, celebrated pupil, Schroder, published, in for the reception and preservation of ancient 1795, only 454 proverbs out of the entire colrelics; rewards are bestowed by govern. lection. ment; and the full value given for such arti. Professor Freytag, receiving some years cles as are brought to them. The effect of since a copy of Meidani from the Baron de all this on the nationality and character of a Sacy, determined to publish it; and for this people need not be dwelt upon here; for our purpose he went to Leyden to compare his readers, we hope, consist of that class who manuscript with the copy preserved there. need no inducement, beyond the impulses of But finding Hamaker engaged on the same their own enlightened understandings, 10 task, he relinquished in consequence his own urge them to take the lead in every useful and intention. Several years elapsed, and Ha. patriotic enterprize.
maker died, bequeathinz M. Freytag bis ma.
nuscripts, which were enriched with many Böttiger's Literarische Zustände und Zeit- notes by M. Weyers, his successor at Leyden. genossen promise to be a rich mine of literary The publication is now announced upin the anecdote and criticism, and to afford valua. following plan : ble materials for contemporary history od 1st. To give the collection of Meidani with biograpby. As the work'advances, we hope the vowels, and a translation for those who to make it the subject of an interesting article. do not understand Arabic.
2dly. To give as concisely as possible the
substance of Meidani's Commentary, con- the rare appearance of a Frenchman writing taining grammatical, critical, historical, and on Englisla poetry with knowledge, discrimi. poetical notes ; also extracts from the works nation and tasie. The genius and character, of Scbaref-Aldin Samaschari,* and other indeed, of Milion, have been so fully discusswriters.
ed by his countrymen, that any further re3dly. Although the collection of Meidani marks by a foreign writer might, if we could is very extensive, containing nearly 6000 overlook the extraordinary discovery of Guiproverbs, it is still fer from complete., M. zot, be supposed to possess little interest; Freytag intends therefore to add to it all the but such is the love and veneration entertainancient and modern proverbs he can pro-ed by M. de Vericour for his subject, that it
becomes, under his hands, replete with inte4thly. To give two Indexes; Latin and rest, and to us, at least, invested with all the Arabic,
charm of novelty. Much of this, no doubt, 5thly. To add a treatise a Arabian Pro- arises from the gratifying and unexpected verbs, and on the writers who have collected style in which the work is written. Hitherto and commented upon them.
such a subject was considered forbidden
ground for a Frenchman, above all others; An edition of Schiller's Works is just pub- but such has been the rapid course of events lished in small pocket volumes, printed on a since the peace, and so great the change provery fine paper, and exceedingly cheap; the duced by the free intercourse of nations, that price not being more than the commonest the literature and intellectual character of edition has hitherto been sold for.
each have been studied and appreciated free
from the prejudices of bygone days, and in a Dr.Görres and Dr. Phillips, in Munich, have spirit of philosophic contemplation and impublished a new periodical entitled Historisch- partiality. The results, on ine literature of Politische Blatter für das Katolische Deutsch- Europe alid of the world, are manifest. Every land, with contributions from Bayer, Döllin- day we see the common domain enriched ger, Baron Freyberg, Professor Görres, Möh. with the intellectual fertility of different lands, ler, and Von Moy. It is to appear twice a and yielding a return of increased knowledge month, and will contain a short chronicle of and happiness. Every hour adds to the posthe most interesting evenis; a second part sessions and enjoyments of all-in rich argosies will be devoted to articles on Politics, Politi. wafted from the shores of nations; not hurl. cal Economy and History, also to Theology, ing at each other, as of yore, the thunderbolts so far as this is interesting to the public at of war, but the welcome missives of books and large; a third part will contain short Notices book-projects. May the friends of man, in all of the most interesting Liierary Novelties, nations, labour to prolong such a state of with Miscellaneous Remarks, Historical and things, and avert the demon of discord from Literary.
his unwearied task! Ours is done when we
thus briefly, but conscientiously, recommend The third Volume of Niehbuhr's Travels in to our readers the work of M. de Vericour, so Arabia was destroyed by fire in the printing. honourable to his study and just appreciation office at Copenhagen. It is in the press now of Milton. at Hamburgh, and will appear at the close of the present year.
A splendid work is now in course of publi.
cation at Paris, on Ancient Tapestry. The We may notice, though somewhat out of object is to give, by means of first-rate cop. our usual course, ihat the recent work of Mr. perplate engravings, such representations of Hawkins, Travels in Germany, contains de the most remarkable specimens extant, as tails usually omitted in books of travels, such will convey to the lovers of the fine arts a as the actual condition of the several German correct and elegant picture of those curious stales, their institutions, regulations, and all products of the most unwearied industry and those particulars, statistical and other, which iaste. The work will be completed in 4 vols. are so necessary for every reader, but for folio, each consisting of ten livraisons, price which he has to search in vain, except in 15 francs, plain; 40 on India paper, and 70 works expressly devoted to scientific details, coloured. Engravings on wood will also be and which are not often found in the libraries given, consisting of portraits, héad and tail of light readers.
pieces, &c. serving to embellish and illustrate the work.
Since the Révue Encyclopédique was giv. FRANCE
en up, we have seen no work that fills its
place so well as the Révue Universelle,which Milton et la Poésie Epique. Cours pro- is conducted on the same plan, as the former; fessé à l'Athénée Royal de Paris par M. and to those who subscribed to it and regret Raymond de Véricour. 8vo. Paris, 1838. its loss, will prove a welcome substitute.
This work may fairly be called a phenomenon in the literary world, for it exhibits A new edition of Brunet's Manuel du Li.
braire is announced as nearly ready for the • M. von Hammer published a small volume press, with the supplement incorporated, and of Samaschari about four years since.
the whole so revised and improved as to form