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the Emperor Alexander II., by his Imperial Majesty's Secretary

of State, Baron M. Korff, and translated from the original Rus-

sian. Third Impression (now first published). London: John

Murray, 1857.

The Russian Empire, its People, Institutions, and Resources. By

Baron Von Haxthausen, author of “Transcaucasia,"

Tribes of the Caucasus,” &c. Translated by Robert Farie, Esq.

2 vols. London: Chapman and Hall, 1856.

The Nations of Russia and Turkey, and their Destiny. By Ivan

Golovin, author of “The Caucasus.” Two parts. London:

Trübner and Co., 1854.

La Russie et les Russes. Par N. Tourgueneff. 3 tomes. Bruxelles,

1847.

Secret History of the Court and Government of Russia under the

Emperors Alexander and Nicholas. By J.H. Schnitzler. 2 vols.

London : Richard Bentley, 1847.

Russia under the Autocrat Nicholas the First. By Ivan Golovine,

a Russian Subject. 2 vols. London: Henry Colburn, 1846.

Revelations of Russia in 1846. By an English Resident. Third

Edition. 2 vols. London: Colburn, 1846.

La Russie en 1839. Par le Marquis de Custine. 4 tomes. Paris,

1843.

Russia. Abridged from the French of the Marquis de Custine.

London : Longmans, 1854.

ART. VII.-THE WORLD OF MIND BY ISAAC TAYLOR

173

The World of Mind : an Elementary Book. By Isaac Taylor.

London: Jackson and Walford, 1857.

ART. VIII.-MR. COVENTRY PATMORE's Poems

. 188

The Angel in the House : Book I. The Betrothal. Book II. The

Espousals. By Coventry Patmore. Second Edition. London:

J. W. Parker and Son, 1857.

Tamerton Church-Tower, and other Poems. By Coventry Pat-

London : J. W. Parker and Son, 1857.

Art. IX.--CIVILISATION AND FAITH

198

History of Civilisation in England. By Henry Thomas Buckle.

Vol. 1. J. W. Parker. 1857.

Art. X.—THE MONETARY CRISIS

228

Report from the Select Committee on the Bank Acts; together

with the Proceedings of the Committee, Minutes of Evidence,

Appendix, and Index. Ordered by the House of Commons tó

be printed, July 30, 1857.

Debate in the House of Lords on the Bank-Issues Indemnity Bill,

on the 11th December 1857. Reported in “ Times” Newspaper

of December 12th.

Debate in the House of Commons on the Reappointment of the

Bank-Charter Committee, on the same day, and reported in the

same journal.

Books OF THE QUARTER SUITABLE FOR READING-Societies 254

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Art. I.-—Merope: A TRAGEDY

259

Merope : a Tragedy. By Matthew Arnold. London: Long-

mans, 1858.

ART. II.-STRAUSS's LIFE OF ULRICH von HUTTEN

280

Ulrich von Hutten. Von David Friederich Strauss. 2 vols. Leip-

zig: F. A. Brockhaus, 1858.

Epistolæ Obscurorum Virorum, aliaque Ævi Decimi Sexti Moni-

menta rarissima. Die Briefe der Finsterlinge an Magister

Ortuinus von Deventer, nebst andern sehr seltenen Beiträgen

zur Litteratur- Sitten- und Kirchengeschichte des sechzehnten

Jahrhunderts. Herausgegeben und erläutert durch Dr. Ernst

Münch. (Letters of Obscure Men to Master Ortuinus of De-

venter, with other very rare Contributions to the History of

Letters, Manners, and the Church in the 16th Century. Edited.

and elucidated by Dr. Ernest Münch.) Leipzig, 1827.

Art. III.-RECENT CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STUDY OF LATIN

LITERATURE

311

Bibliotheca Classica : edited by George Long, M A., and the Rev.

A. J. Macleane, M.A.—Publii Terentii Comædiæ Sex; with a

Commentary by the Rev. E. St. John Parry, M.A.-Juvenalis

et Persii Satiræ ; with a Commentary by the Rev. A. J. Mac-

leane, M.A.

The Speech of Cicero for Aulus Cluentius Habitus; with Prolego-

mena and Notes by William Ramsay, M.A. Trin. Col. Camb.,

Professor of Humanity in the University of Glasgow.

Lectures on Roman Husbandry, delivered before the University of

Oxford. By Charles Daubeny, M.D., Professor of Botany and

Rural Economy in the University of Oxford.

ART. IV.-SWEDENBORGIANA

336

Arcana Cælestia. The Heavenly Arcana contained in the Holy

Scriptures, or Word of the Lord, unfolded. By Emanuel Swe-

denborg. 12 vols. 8vo. London, 1848.

The True Christian Religion; containing the Universal Theology

of the New Church, foretold by the Lord in Daniel and in the

Apocalypse. By Emanuel Swedenborg. 8vo. London, 1855.

Heaven and Hell; also the Intermediate State, or World of

Spirits : a Relation of Things heard and seen. By Emanuel

Swedenborg. 8vo. London, 1850.

Conjugal Love, &c. By Emanuel Swedenborg. A new edition

revised. 8vo. London, 1855.

Emanuel_Swedenborg : a Biography. By J. J. G. Wilkinson.

8vo. London, 1849.

Life: its Nature, Varieties, and Phenomena. By Leo H. Grindon.

Second edition, improved and considerably enlarged. 8vo. Lon-

don, 1857.

PAGS

Swedenborg's Writings and Catholic Teaching; or, a Voice from

the New

Church Porch, in answer to a Series of Articles on the

Swedenborgians. By the Vicar of Froome-Selwood, in the Old

Church Porch. 12mo. London, 1858.

Art. V.-THE OLD ENGLISH NOBILITY

360

The Historic Peerage of England ; exhibiting, under alphabetical

arrangement, the Origin, Descent, and Present State of every

Title of Peerage which has existed in this country since the

Conquest : being a new edition of the “Synopsis of the Peer-

age of England” by the late Sir Harris Nicolas, G.C.M.G. ;

revised, corrected, and continued to the present time, &c. by

William Courthope, Esq., Somerset Herald, of the Middle

Temple, Barrister-at-law. Murray, 1857.

A History of England under the Norman Kings, or from the Battle

of Hastings to the Accession of the House of Plantagenet; to

which is prefixed an Epitome of the early History of Normandy.

Translated from the German of Dr. J. M. Lappenberg, For.

F.S.A., Keeper of the Archives of the City of Hamburg, by

Benjamin Thorpe; with considerable additions and corrections

by the Translator. Oxford, 1857.

English Historical Society's Publications. 29 vols. London,

1838-56.

General Introduction to Domesday Book; accompanied by In-

dexes of the Tenants-in-Chief and Under-Tenants at the time

of the Survey, as well as of the Holders of Lands mentioned in

Domesday anterior to the formation of that Record, &c. By

Sir Henry Ellis. 2 vols. 1833.

ART. VI.-RELIGION AND SOCIETY: PALEY AND CHANNING 397

Channing, sa Vie et ses Euvres ; avec une Préface par M. Charles

de Rémusat. 1857.

Paley's Natural Theology. Edited by Lord Brougham and Sir C.

Bell. 3 vols. 1855.

ART. VII.-EARL GREY ON REFORM

424

Parliamentary Government considered with reference to a Reform

of Parliament: an Essay. By Earl Grey. London, 1858.

ART. VIII.—THE WAVERLEY Novels

444

Library Edition. Ilustrated by upwards of Two Hundred Engrav-

ings on Steel, after Drawings by Turner, Landseer, Wilkie,

Stanfield, Roberts, &c., including Portraits of the Historical

Personages described in the Novels. 25 vols. demy 8vo.

Abbotsford Edition. With One Hundred and Twenty Engravings

on Steel, and nearly Two Thousand on Wood. 12 vols. super-

royal 8vo.

Author's favourite Edition. 48 post foolscap 8vo vols.

Cabinet Edition. 25 vols. foolscap 8vo.

Railway Edition. Now publishing, and to be completed in 26

portable volumes, large type.

People's Edition. 5 large volumes royal 8vo.

Art. IX.—Louis NAPOLEON AT HOME AND ABROAD

472

La Presse, 20e Fevrier. Paris.

Count Walewski's Despatch, Jan. 20th. Parliamentary Paper.

Books OF THE QUARTER SUITABLE FOR READING-SOCIETIES 496

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THE NATIONAL REVIEW.

JANUARY 1858.

ART. I.—PRINCIPLES OF INDIAN GOVERNMENT. An Address to Parliament on the Duties of Great Britain to India.

By Charles Hay Cameron. London, 1853. Letters of Indophilus to the Times.London, 1857. Despatch to the Governor of India on the subject of General Edu

cation in India. Parliamentary Paper, 393. 1854. Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official. By Lieut.-Colonel

Sleeman. London, 1844. A Selection of Articles and Letters on various Indian Questions, in

cluding Remarks on European Parties in Bengal, Social Policy and Missions in India, and the Use of the Bible in Government Schools. Contributed to the English Press by Hodgson Pratt, Bengal Civil Service; late Inspector-General of Schools in South Bengal.

London: Chapman and Hall, 1857. Les Anglais et l'Inde. Par E. de Valbezen. Paris, 1857. Nothing can be graver or more startling than the crisis through which our Indian Empire has just passed. Nothing can be more horrible than the details of the several catastrophes at Delhi, Jhansi, and Cawnpore. Imagination probably never picturedhistory certainly never recorded— tragedies more frightful or revolting. It may be doubted whether the annals of the human race, even in the rudest times, and among the most savage tribes, could afford a parallel to the hideous barbarities which have just been practised by a people whose civilisation is the oldest in the world on a people whose civilisation is the highest in the world. A few thousand Europeans, scattered among a hundred and fifty millions of Asiatics, have been roughly roused from a noon-day dream of easy and confident security, and compelled to fight against overwhelming odds for existence and for empire; and have had to defend their conquests against the very men through whose instrumentality they had won them. “A man's foes have been those of his own household.” In the dead of night we have been treacherously assailed, in the crisis of battle we have been basely deserted, by the very servants who had eaten our salt, by the very soldiers whom we had led to victory. And gentlemen

No. XI. JANUARY 1858.

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bred in the lap of luxury, and ladies tenderly and delicately nurtured, and infants. ofhelpless age,-our own wives and sisters and brethren and children, with whom we have lived and toiled and danced and stiig—accustomed only to the quiet refinements and gentle manners and courteous amenities of the most polished and facile existence upon earth,-have had to endure brutalities and tortutres at the very thought of which the soul sickens and the brain reels: ingenious, elaborate, nameless cruelties, such as no European ferocity, even when inspired and goadcd by a persecuting superstition, ever yet dreamed of inflicting on its victims.

Yet even amid horrors and calamities like these, we may discern gleams of consolation and may extract seeds of good. They are something more than “adversities ;” yet have their “sweet uses,” and their “precious jewel" also. There is scarcely any root so bitter or so poisonous that, when subjected to the right alembic, it will not yield medicines both anodyne and curative. Thus even the Indian revolt has its bright and its serviceable sides; and on these only we design to dwell. To the details of the mutiny we shall refer no further than as they illustrate the native character, or are suggestive of the course which in future it may be incumbent on us to pursue. And foremost among the bright features of the stormy picture is, unquestionably, the display it has afforded of the grand qualities of Englishmen. We will affect no false modesty in speaking of matters of which every Briton has reason to be proud, and which 20 other race, we believe in our hearts, could have rivalled. Taken by surprise, caught at disadvantage, over-matched a hundredfold in numbers, called upon suddenly to assume new āuties and grave responsibilities,—sometimes to wield the sword where they were trained only to the pen, sometimes to strike for life and honour where they had been accustomed only to be obeyed servilely by word or sign, --in every case, and under every emergency, they have nobly vindicated the national character and fame.

“The deacon of the mariners said well,
• We Arteveldes are of the canvas which men use

To make storm-staysails.'Civilians, writers, planters, have shown themselves as equal to the occasion as soldiers practised in the field. If we except one or two old valetudinarians, not a single man in either service has shown the least deficiency in either physical or moral courage. Neither man nor woman has shown the white feather, either as regards action or endurance. Few have begged their life; none have purchased it by base compliances. They have disdained to bargain or to barter. They have stood to their arms and defended their posts, not simply with the indomitable English pluck which every where shines forth, not with the mere courage of despair, lut with the buoyant spirits of conscious and indefeasible superiority.

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