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cess, added himself the second volume, the inferiority at hand,” and swaying his body to and fro, the
of which is generally acknowledged. Mr. Holloway eyes closed, the eyelids trembling with emotion,
also told me, from Lord Sunderland, that Lord Oxford
dictated some parts of the manuscript to De Foe.

and you have the most striking idea that I can Mr. Holloway (Warton adds) was a grare, conscientious give you of Charles Kingsley and his Hebrewclergyman, nut vain of telling anecdotes, very learned, prophet-like intensity of look, and manner, and particularly a good orientalist

, author of some theolos personal bearing. ical tracts, bred at Eton school, and a Master of Arts of St. John's College, Cambridge.

He used to say that “Robinson Crusoe,' at its first publication, MANUFACTURE OF SERMONS.—The English and for some time afterward, was universally received Bookseller's Intelligencer says that very few genand credited as a genuine history. A fictitious narrative of this sort was then a new thing."

uine sermons, written to be preached by the

writer, written for a particular object, come into Besides, it may be added, the real and some- the market now-a-days. They are manufacwhat similar circumstances of Alexander Sel

tured in many ways. A clergyman who is unkirk's solitary abode of four years and four occupied, doing no duty, gets acquainted with months on the island of Juan Fernandez, had, one of the dealers in MS. sermons. He is imonly a few years previously, been the subject mediately set to work writing sermons, which of general conversation, and had therefore pre- are as soon set in lithographing. Sometimes pared the public mind for the possibility, if not these sermons are written by laymen, and somethe probability, of such adventures.

times they are cooked up out of other books,

if not entirely copied. But those persons who FILLIBUSTERISM.- :-An English periodical asks: are, or have been, in the business some time, Is this word fillibusterism of English or Amer- have in general accumulated such stocks that ican formation ? If it be derived from the they never think of getting any made. The French flibustier, (freebooter,) would it not be only way they replenish their stock after copymore correct to say flibusterism?

ing and multiplying, is, by buying a lot, at a

few pence each, of some clergyman's widow. A KINGSLEY, the author, is described, by a Lon- lot of two or three hundred comes as an imdon correspondent of the Tribune, as addicted to mense addition, giving variety, introducing new the most athletic exercises, and even to the field- texts, &c. It is a curious thing that all the sports of “Merry Old England,” and as “very MS. sermons sold are Evangelical or Low Church. unlike clergymen generally.” “He is,” says

the “ No sermon of High-Church principles will go writer, “tall, loose-limbed, and somewhat sports- down at all, nor will any dealer buy such.” manlike in make. He is as strong in the leg One reason why the sermon trade has so inand arm as he is in the head, and could ride creased of late years is, the greater number of or wrestle with most. His forehead is noble- ordinations; for the principal sale of Ms. serlooking, and somewhat round ; his hair is brown mons is to young clergymen. The principal and straight. His head and face are a study sale, not the entire ; for many clergymen of long of expression, and may be divided into three standing also constantly use them.” sections, each peculiarly representative. The forehead is finely intellectual; the eyes and THE CROWN OF ENGLAND is a costly" bauble,” middle portion of the face represent the affec- bedazzled with value enough to found three or tions; the mouth and chin give you the animal four public charities, or a half-dozen moderate passions. I know not which has the preëmi-colleges. There are twenty diamonds round the nence—they are all intensely vivid. The face circle, worth $7,500 each, making $150,000; two has a severe expression, and many harsh lines large center diamonds, $10,000 each, making are pulled all sorts of ways. I never saw Kings- $20,000; fifty-four smaller diamonds, placed at ley smile. He always wears a look of grim the angle of the former, $500 ; four crosses, earnestness. Whether preaching, or talking, each composed of twenty-five diamonds, $60,000; or playing with his children, he is always in- four large diamonds on the top of the crosses, tent. But his eyes are very noticeable ; not $20,000 ; twelve diamonds contained in fleur• noticeable large gray eyes,' but soft gray. I de-lis, $50,000; eighteen smaller diamonds conmean soft in color, not in expression, for that tained in the same, $10,000; pearls, diamonds, seems of a far-away kind. They are mystical, &c., upon the arches and crosses, $50,000; also like those of a man accustomed to look within, one hundred and forty-one small diamonds, or rapt to a life beyond the moment; and while $25,000 ; twenty-six diamonds in the upper looking on every-day realities, they always pre- cross, $15,500; two circles of pearls about the serve their remoteness. His earnestness of rim, $15,000. Cost of the stones in the crown, manner seems to extend to his feet, for he exclusive of the metal, $559,500. cannot stand still. He is as restless as those sea-animals out of their element which one sees ANTIPATHIES are as various as they are unacat the Zoological Gardens, that wander round countable, and often in appearance ridiculous. and round their prison unceasingly, as though Yet who can control them, or reason himself they carried the motion of the sea with them. into a conviction that they are absurd ? They When in conversation, he will keep walking are, in truth, natural infirmities or peculiaribackward and forward all the time, like a thing ties, and not fantastical imaginings. In the of perpetual motion, stuttering as he talks, like French “Ana,” we find mention of a lady who another Charles Lamb, only more in earnest. would faint on seeing boiled lobsters; and cerThe sea of life within him is seldom at rest; tain courtiers are named who experienced the standing or sitting, it is forever billowy, and he same inconvenience from the smell of roses, sways to its motion.

Fancy this figure standing though particularly partial to the odor of jonagainst a wall, with hands locked behind, sing-quils and hyacinths. Another is recorded who ing that song of his: “The day of the Lord is invariably fell into convulsions at the sight of a

fore me.

carp. Erasmus, although & native of Rotter- no preparation, and was liked better than ever, dam, had such an aversion to fish of any kind and vociferously and heartily cheered. The that the smell alone threw him into a fever. reason was obvious; for what came from the Ambrose Paré mentions a patient of his who heart of the speaker went warm to the heart could never look on an eel without falling into of the hearer; and though the illustrations a fit. Joseph Scaliger and Peter Abono could might not be so good, yet being extemporaneous, neither of them drink milk. Cardan was par- and often from objects immediately before his ticularly disgusted at the sight of eggs. Udis- eyes, they made more impression, and seemed laus, king of Poland, fell sick if he saw an to have more aptitude. apple ; and if that fruit was exhibited to Chesne, In the first edition of Coleridge's Literary secretary to Francis I., a prodigious quantity Remains is a letter from him to Mr. Britton, of blood would issue from his nose. Henry III., in which he thus indirectly corroborates Mr. of France, could not endure to sit in a room Collier's description of the delivery of his with a cat, and the Duke of Schomberg ran out thoughts at his lectures :of any chamber into which one entered. A gen

" The day of the lecture, till the hour of commencetleman in the court of the Emperor Ferdinand

ment," Mr. Coleridge says, “I devote to the considerwould bleed at the nose even if he heard the ation, What of the mass before me is best fitted to an. mewing of the obnoxious animal, no matter at swer the purposes of a lecture that is, to keep the

audience awake and interested during the delivery, how great a distance. M. de L’Ancre, in his

and to leave a sting bebind; that is, a disposition to “ Tableau de l'Inconstance de toutes choses," study the subject anew, under the light of a new gives an account of a very sensible man, who

principle. Several times, however, partly from apwas so terrified on seeing a hedgehog, that for prehension respecting my health and animal spirits,

purtly from my wish to possess copies that might two years he imagined his bowels were gnawed afterward be marketable among the publishers, I have by such an animal. In the same book we find previously written the lecture; but before I had proan account of an officer of distinguished bravery

ceeded twenty minutes I have been obliged to push the who never dared to face a mouse, it would so

MS. away, and give the subject a new turn. Nay,

this was so notorious, that many of my auditors used terrify him, unless he had his sword in his to threaten me, when they saw any number of written hand. M. de L'Ancre says, he knew the indi- papers on my desk, to steal them away, declaring they vidual perfectly well. There are some persons perceived that I had not a single scrap of writing be

never felt so secure of a good lecture as when they who cannot bear to see spiders, and others who

I take far, far more pains than would go to eat them as a luxury, as they do snails and the set composition of a lecture, both by varied reading frogs. M. Vangheim, a celebrated huntsman in

and by meditation; but for the words, illustrations,

&c., I know almost as little as any one of the audience Hanover, would faint outright, or, if he had suf

(that is, those of anything like the same education with ficient time, would run away at the sight of a myself) what they will be five minutes before the roast pig. The philosopher Chrysippus had

lecture begins. Such is my way, for such is my na

ture; and in attempting any other I should only torsuch an aversion to external reverence, that if

ment myself in order to disappoint my auditorsany one saluted him, he would involuntarily torment myself during the delivery, I mean; for in all fall down. Valerius Maximus says that this

other respects it would be a much shorter and easier

task to deliver them in writing.” Chrysippus died of laughing at seeing an ass eat figs out of a silver plate. John Rol, a gentleman of Alcantara, would swoon on hearing

REPUBLICS.--It is remarkable, says a correthe word lana (wool) pronounced, although his spondent of the Boston Atlas, that the only govcloak was made of wool.

ernments of the world which have an excess of

receipts over their expenditures are republicsDE QUINCEY.—A reviewer of De Quincey, in

the United States and Switzerland. the last London Eclectic, describes him as a very slow and laborious writer. The critique says: Cost OF WAR.—Mr. Corwin estimates the cost * We have seen his MS. again and again, and we

of the Mexican War at nearly $300,000,000. never saw writing so frequently interlined. Almost From 1816 to 1834, eighteen years of peace, our every word had its double-ganger, or duplicate, above national expenses amounted to $164,000,000, it. He is, in fact, the most fastidious and laborious of

of which nearly $100,000,000, or about sixwriters, although he makes his art conceal his art, and his labor his labor. It is partly owing to this, and

sevenths of the whole, were for war purposes. partly to his advanced age and numerous infirmities, It is estimated that the support of her war that the volumes of this admirable edition have been

system is costing Europe in time of peace progressing so slowly, and at such uncertain intervals of time."

$1,000,000,000 a year, besides the interest in her

war debts, which amount to $10,000,000,000. A GOOD SUGGESTION.-Lamartine says of For twenty years, from 1797, England spent for Sieyes : “ He thought much, he spoke little ... war purposes alone more than $1,000,000 every even silence was one of his charms. To speak day. The wars of all Europe from 1783 to little in public assemblies is with some men to 1815 cost $15,000,000,000-enough to cover speak effectually.”

the world with the means and institutions of

civilization. COLERIDGE AN EXTEMPORIZER.–We all know Coleridge's extemporaneous eloquence in con- A GREAT Fact!-At a recent meeting of the versation. He was similarly if not equally apt London Ragged Schools, Mr. Alderman and at extemporaneous public speaking. Mr. Collier, Sheriff Wire said they could tell them, from who heard his lectures on Shakspeare, has their experience of the city prisons, that since recently discovered his own lost " notes” of the establishment of ragged schools, juvenile those discourses, and is about to publish them. crime had diminished fifty per cent.

This is a In a public reference to them Mr. Collier re- great fact, and cannot be too extensively known marks that for Coleridge's third lecture, and in- as a most powerful argument in support of such deed for the remainder of the series, he made / institutions.


called for, and administering but very little medicine.

Dr. Bigelow has issued through the press of Ticknor The Book Business--- Advertising-Jewett & Co.-Phillips, Sampson

& Fields a volume styled "Nature in Disease," con& Co.--Ida May--Recent Books-Wayland--Epes Sargent

sisting of several lectures before classes of medical Plurality of Worlds-- Medicine---Goldsmith-Theology --Univer

students, and full of valuable surgestions to every insalist College--Colonial History--Items.

telligent reader. While it may excite distrust in many

medical specifics, it will convey important information You would hardly recognize the establishments of in reference to the most orilinary forms of disease, and several of your old friends among the booksellers in the hygienic measures which may be used to guard the elegant new rooms which they have provided for against or modify them. their extended trade. The sponsors of Uncle Tom and An unpublished poem of Goldsmith has been found the Lamplighter-Jewett & Co.-crowd the sides of in the hand-writing of the poet, and has just been pubone of the largest stores upon Washington-street with lished in Murray's splendid edition of Goldsmith's their books, and present as inviting a resort for those Works. It will appear in Sargent's forthcoming in pursuit of literary treasures as can be found in the volume of the Poeins of Collins, Goldsmith, and Beattie. nation. This firm bas the honor of inaugurating a new The denominational societies are renewing their vikor order of things in the book-traile. From the sale of a in the circulation of religious works, especially setting few editions of even a popular work, by a system of forth the doctrines and discipline of their ecclesiasvigorous advertising, they have brought up the dis- tical orders. The doctrinal Tract Society, established tribution of their most "taking" volumes to the un- in this city, under the direction of the Orthodox Conprecedented number of eighty and one hundred thou- gregationalists, is engaged in reproducing the works of kind copies.

tho Puritan Divines, and in securing their general Other inembers of the trade are seizing the same distribution. They are offered for sale at about the cost i eady facility for arresting the eye of the public, and of publication, and collections are also taken in the awakening its curiosity. The patronage of the book- Churches for their gratuitous distribution. Followtrade is becoming exceedingly valuable to the daily and ing these evangelical precedente, an association has weekly press.

immense letters, followed up and been established among the Unitarians, and the able supported by descriptive notices and eulogistic phrases secretary, Dr. Mills, is engaged in securing a permafrom editorial pens, the current literature of the day nent fund of $50,000 to be used as a capital for the assaults the eye as you open almost any secular and publication and distribution of denominational literareligious print, and clamors well nigh irresistibly for a ture. The scheme seems to be very popular, and the hearing. There is danger of ruining this matter under fund grows continually toward its completion. Quite ground.” Advertiseinents are becoming too fulsome, a large number of volumes have already been puband promise more to the eye than is fulfilled in the lished. reading; still it is well to grant the author an ample A new educational institution-I believe the only opportunity of securing such an audience as he may denominational establishment belonging to the Unifitly instruct. I have heard it whispered that the versalists--- has just gone into operation in an imposing numerons valuable works bearing the same imprint college building, lately erected upon an clevation north with this magazine, if they could be announced as of Charlestown, and overlooking the whole vicinity of widely as their less deserving competitors, would en- our city. Its faculty is composed of the following joy a general popularity, and accomplish an incalcu- gentlemen :-Rev. Hosea Ballon, 20., D. D., President, luable annount of good. The business that will not ad- Professor of Ilistory, Ancient and Modern Geography, vertise in this age must perish.

Natural and Revealed Religion; William P. Drew, Phillips, Sampson & Co. have entered their spacious B. A., Professor of the Greek and Latin Languages; granite store on Winter-street, and exhaust its utmost John P. Marshall, A. M., Professor of Mathematics and capacity in bestowment of their numerous publications. the Natural Sciences; Benjamin F. Tweed, A. M., It is marvelous to learn the number of volumes circu- Professor of Rhetoric, Logic, and Elocution; Enoch lated by this enterprising firm, especially of their C. Rolfe, M. D., Professor of llygiene and Physicheap historical series, and of their editions of the ology. poets. Lingard, Hume, Gibbon, and Macaulay, at a An interesting morceau of colonial history has just price that would hardly seem aequate to meet the been published by Gould & Lincoln, from the pen of expenses of publication, are issued by thousands from J. Wingate Thornton, Esq., entitled “The Landing at their rooms, and evidently all leave their toll behind, Cape Ann; or, the Charter of the First Permanent to build up this great book-mart. These publishers Colony on the Territory of the Massachusetts Comhave just struck a golden vein again in the new work pany

Historians have hitherto bestowed upon which they have issued. "Ida May" is written by the Salem the honor of being the birthplace of Massachuwife of a lawyer now resident at the North, but for- setts; but if this interesting chronicle is reliable, of merly at the South, and evidently personally familiar which there seems to be no doubt, this honor belongs with the institution which forins the basis of her to Capo Ann, under Governor Conant. The Colonial volume, It is a sad book; it does not excite the Charter under which Governor Endicott acted at smiles of Uncle Tom, neither does it bestow the relief Salem, bears the date of 1029; while the Charter borne of tears, like its powerful predecessor. It brings a by Conant to Cape Ann is dated in 1624. weight like a night-mare upon the spirits; and while A young gentleman of Cambridge, Mr. William Winit is generous toward the South, it levels a terrible ter, who has contributed numerous poetical producblow against its peculiar institution. The book has tions to the columns of the daily press for the past alrcady been widely read, six thousand copies having two years, has a volume of his collected poeins in press, been ordered before the first edition was distributed to be published at an early date. among the trade.

From the "Conflict of Ages," Dr. Edward Beecher The same firm have issued the second edition of Dr. has turned his powerful pen to the struggle of the Wayland's " Intellectual Philosophy," the volume times. He is lately from the press in the form of fully justifying the raised expectations of students. a stout duodeciino, entitled “The Papal Conspiracy It is comprehensive, logical in its arrangement, and Exposel, and Protestantism Defended, in the light of eminently practical in its illustrations. Epres Sargent's Reason, History, and Scripture.". Stearns & Co. issue new First-Class Reading-Book is rapidly securing its this work, and it may readily be believed to be a work deserved rank in our higher schools, and promises to of marked interest. 'It is a powerful argument, fortisupersede all others among the maturer classes. Mr. fied by documents, secured by the inost pains-taking Sargent is now editing a volume, to be published in diligence, the same style as his edition of Rogers, containing the Jewett & Co. announce "Life-Scenes of the Messiah," poems of Collins, Goldsunith, and Beattie. This will be by Rev. Rufus W. Clark, finely illustrated, and " Wilfollowed by an edition of Hood. For beauty and liain Wells Brown's book, "The American Fugitive in cheapness, this edition of the British Pucts is un- Europe," said to be a work of interest. They have paralleled.

just issued a beautiful volume, called " The Mothers of The author of " Plurality of Worlds,” published by the Bible," by Mrs. S. G. Ashton, with an introduction, Gould, Kendall, & Lincoln, has issued an answer to the by Rev. A. L. Stone. various reviews of his theory, which is published in Mr. Gleason, the well-known publisher of the Picthe new edition of this most original and powerful torial, having realized a large fortune, has retired from speculation.

its publication. It has been purchased, with all its One cannot fail to be struck with the change that is immunities, for the round sum of $200,000 by M. M. passing over the practice of medicine. The heroic age Ballou, who has been froin the first its editor. The of blisters, bleeding, and powerful doses, is fast passing new publisher enters upon his work with vigor, and away, and what is styled the arpectunt practice is tak- promises radical improvements in the forthcoming ing its place. This consists in a careful watching of volumes the process of nature, affording aid only when absolutely It is reported that the greal importing and publish

ing house of Little, Brown, & Co., is to leave the following manner, following in the arrangement what present rooms upon Washington-street, and to occupy they knew, or believed to be, the wishes of the noble & large building upon Tremont-street. They are still

donor: engaged in the simultaneous publication of library editions of English prose and poetical writers, and in

To Ilarvard College, for the erection of a Chapel,

stocks valued at.. the production of the great American series of British

$50,000 The Boston Athenpum..

25,000 Poets, after the style of the English Aldine edition. Mr. Thomas Bulfinch, of this city, is now bringing

The New Ipswich Appleton Academy

20,000 through the press of B. B. Mussey & Co. a volume,

The Sailor's Snug llarbor in Boston.

20,000 entitled "Stories of Mythology," in which he seeks to

Dartmouth College, to complete the Appleton

15,000 give unlearned readers a clear idea of the mythologic

Professorship of Natural Philosophy legends, to which constant allusion is made by poots,

Amherst College, for a Zoological Cabinet..... 10,000 sculptors, and orators.

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, In a most eloquent discourse upon Granville Sharp,

as a fund for publication of their transac

tions. delivered before the Mercantile Library Association,

10,000 at its opening, by Hon. Charles Sumper, the orator

The Massachusetts Ilistorical Society, as a puballuded to the origin of the common Latin quotation,

lishing fund..

10,000 fat justitia, mut cælum-"let justice be done,

The Industrial School for Girls, located at Win

chester .. though the heavens fall." He remarks that, though

10,000 of classical stamp, it could not be traced to any clas

Tho Massachusetts General Hospital, as an adsical source, and is supposed to havo been coined by

dition to the Appleton fund at the M'Lean Lord Mansfield on the interesting occasion that called

Asylum for the Insane...


The Trustees of donations for Education in Liit forth. It was at the trial of an African fugitive

beria slave, who was arrested in the neighborhood of Lon

10,000 don, where he had been residing some time. Gran

The Lawrence University of Appleton, in Wis

consin. ville Sharp, who had already become conspicuous for

10,000 his anti-slavery principles, carne to the rescue of the

Tho New-England School of Design for Fe

males fugitive, and under tho writ of Habeas Corpus brought

10,000 the case before the King's Bench on the 20th of Febru

Total.. ary, 1771, Lord Mansfield being at the time Chief

. $210,000 Justice. The wholo defense was based upon the prin Few public libraries are patronized to the extent of ciple that the British Constitution did not admit of our City Institution, now entering upon the second property in man. The timid Chief Justice sought to year of its history. It numbers sixteen thousand escape the issue, but the determined philanthropist / volumes, and increases at the rate of six thousand anheld bim to the simple decision upon this point, and nually. the well-known result, drawn from reluctant lips, was, Seven thousand persons havo entered their names " If the parties will have judgment, fiut justitia, ruat to enjoy its privileges, and froin sixty to seventy thoucolum-let justice be done, whatever be the conse sand volumes are taken annually from its shelves to quences." He declared that, "tracing slavery to nat be read at home. Only fifteen volunies are found to ural principles, it can never be supported; that slavery be missing at the close of the year. A reading-room, caunot stand on any reason, moral or political, but containing the best periodical literature of the country, only by virtne of positive law; and that in a matter so is connected with the library; and its advantages aro odious, the evidence and authority of this law must be highly appreciated by a large company of readers. The taken strictly. No such law could be shown in En only lack is a suitable building; and this want, we gland; he therefore concluded, let the negro be dis trust, will be supplied at an early date. The last plan charged."

that has been discussed, is to have the now fire-proof The munificent bequest of the late Samuel Appleton structure erected in the public garden, which will be has at length been confirmed by the action of the both an eligible and a central site. Before the close of trustees of his will. They have distributed the generous another year such a building will, doubtless, be rising sam of two hundred and ten thousand dollars in the in elegant proportions from its foundations.

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We have a formidable mass of books on our with notes and additions by C. M. Nairne. The table, and very little space for the discussion editor's improvements increase much its adaptof their merits. The Literary Letter from Boston ations as

a text-book, for which use Chaland Literary Record must suffice for our "book mers considered it the best work of its class. ish” readers the present month. We quoted in The "Juveniles" still abound. Carter sends our editorial notes of last month, from the "Auto us a charming little embellished volume entitled biography of Jay" of Bath. It is a most readable Tender Grass ; or, Little Lambs; it is for the very production. The Carters of this city have issued toddlers of the household, and the very article it in two volumes, and, we need hardly say, in for them if any book at all is—a question, by the neatest style. We have so repeatedly re the way, for two classes, mothers and philosoferred to Redfield's fine serial edition of Simms's phers. Carlton f Phillips have issued Three Works, characterizing them in general, that we Days on the Ohio River; Recollections and Ramneed not comment on the issues in particular as bles in the South ; To Fortunes; The Prodigal ; they appear. The last one is Southward Ho! Stories from the History of Mexico; Stories of in the usual substantial style of this well-known England, 2 vols.—all edited by Dr. Kidder, a house. Clark, Austin & Smith, New-York, have guarantee of their excellence; their illustrations published a school edition of Mrs. Cutler's are especially commendable. Pictorial Gather. Human and Comparative Anatomy. It is brief, ings is an unusually fine volume from the same almost a skeleton of the subject, but carefully house—the cuts constitute its chief valueprepared, and its one hundred engravings teach they may challenge comparison with any woodas much as the text. Dr. Paley's Bvidences engravings of the country. maintain an unimpaired preeminence among S. P. Andrews, Esq., some few years ago read the standard defences of our faith. We are before the New York Historical Society a paper happy to announce that the Messrs. Carter on the Chinese language, wbich was reported in have sent out a new edition of this able work, the public prints, and produced no little sen

sation in the learned circles, as it pretended to humor of Stephens, nor the rhapsody of Curtis; some important and original discoveries in the but a well-tempered mixture of good sense structure of that notable language. After much and good feeling, of accurate observation and delay he has given his views to the public in a poetical idealism. It is one of the most enterfuller and more precise form, through a small taining books of travel ever given to the Amerivolume, which is published by Norton, News can public. We regret, however, some seeming York. It is entitled Discoveries in Chinese, &c. tendencies to new opinions on the unity of the We have read this little volume with deep in- race, and other subjects, which will not add terest. Mr. Andrews's positions are irrefutably to the attractions of the volume in the esestablished, we think, and the process of his timation of most American readers. Putnam, proofs, as here detailed, is an outline of reasoning New-York. as beautiful as it is conclusive. He demonstrates the pictorial symbolism of the Chinese

A work of no ordinary importance, not merely characters, and traces the evidence of the fact

to theological but to common readers, has been through selected words with such cumulative published by Carlton & Phillips, Nero - York, force as leaves no possibility of a doubt. We

entitled Christ and Christianity. It is a vindiare happy to learn that this is but an example cation of the Christian system, founded upon the of more extensive researches in the analysis historical truthfulness of Christ's personal hisof the root-words of ancient and modern lan- tory, and therefore meets the chief difficulty of


the Straussian and Tubingen doubters. guages, which Mr. Andrews will hereafter present to the learned world, and which, we doubt author, Rev. Dr. Alexander, is well known in not, will have, as he hopes, an important in England for the ability with which he has Auence on all subsequent philological views grappled with this class of critics in the Review and methods of investigation."

literature of the day. The present volume

should be read by every man who has difficulThe Immigrants is the title of a neat little ties on the question it discusses. volume issued by W.J. Moses, Auburn, and is from the pen of Rev. W. Cochran. It is an allegory,

Among the most interesting issues of the or "Christians versus the World," and shows press of Messrs. Curler, during the season, is much ingenuity in the contrivance of its plan, Newman Hall's record of a tour to Rome, 'enand much skill in the portraiture of its char

titled The Land of the Forum and the Vatican.

The author is well known by some richly evan. acters.

gelical volumes, given to the public within the Bayard Taylor's Journey to Central Africa has last five years. His present work presents the met with a hearty reception both in this coun- usual sketches of scenery and manners, and try and England. It takes in a large field of some excellent observations on art; but it is research which is quite new to American read peculiar for its evangelical appreciation of those ers at least—the negro kingdoms of the White objects of curiosity or art which usually receive Nile—and even in the familiar route of Egyptian only the criticism of taste or learning. The travel his descriptions have the interest of religious traveler could hardly have a better freshness, if not of novelty. He has not the hand-book in Italy.

Literary Record.

APPLETON & Co., New-York, have issued a cata- and the “Parables of our Lord," the whole conlogue of works on sale at their elegant house on tents of which are engraved. Some idea may Broadway. It is unusually interesting for the be formed of the growing desire for geographical variety of literary information which it imbod knowledge from the fact that over five thousand ies. There are more than eight thousand works copies of " Appletons' Modern Atlas," and one now in it, upward of fifteen hundred- of which thousand five hundred copies of " Black's Atare American. The most salable English author las," besides many hundred copies of other good at this house is Shakspeare, then Byron, and atlases, have been sold. The most salable theMoore the third. Of American authors: essay- ological works are “ Trench on the Parables" ists, Irving; historians, Bancroft; poets, Bry- and “Trench on the Miracles," 2 volumes. ant. The greatest number of any American work sold by the Appletons is “ Benton's Thirty der the Principalship of Rev. Dr. Raymond,

The Wesleyan Academy at Wilbraham, unYears," of which upward of fifty thousand were sold before publication. The greatest number

shows a state of fine prosperity. Its number of sold of any fine imported work is the Abbots

students, according to the last catalogue, is six

hundred and thirty-eight. ford edition of the Waverley Novels, in 12 vols., $50; which has exceeded eight hundred copies, Norton's Gazette says :— Miller, Orton & Mulmaking nine thousand six hundred volumes. ligan, of Auburn, have published fourteen books The greatest number of copies of an English whose aggregate sales amount to 376,000 copies. juvenile imported is ten thousand. It is en- Jewett & Co., Boston, have printed and sold titled “The Picture Pleasure-Book," of which 310,000 copies of “Uncle Tom," and 71,000 geven thousand copies were sold in one season. of the “Lamplighter." Phillips, Sampson & Two very interesting and beautiful volumes in Co., have published the tenth thousand of the collection are the “Songs of Shakspeare,“This, That, and the Other." The sales of

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