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his own book. Verses in manuscript and verses in print, in the first place, are very different things, and the mood of writing and the mood of reading what one has written, are very different moods. . We, do not know how it is with others, but we open our own volume with the same impression of strangeness and novelty that we do another's. The faults strike us at once, and so do the beauties, if there are any, and we read coolly in a new garb, the same things which upon paper, recalled the fever of composition, and rendered us incapable of judgment. As far as we can discover by other's experience and our own, no writer understands the phenomena of composition. It is impossible to realize, in reading, that which is, to him, impassioned, the state of feeling which produced it. His own mind is to himself a mystery and a wonder. The thought stands before him, visible to his outward eye, which he does not remember has ever haunted him. The illustration from nature is often one which he does not remember to have noticed—the trait of character or the peculiar pencilling of a line in beauty altogether new and startling. He is affected to tears or mirth, his taste is gratified or shocked, his fancy amused or his cares beguiled, as if he had never before seen it. It is his own mind, but he does not recognise it. He is like the peasant child taken and dressed richly; he does not know himself in his new andornments. There is a wonderful metamorphosis in print. The Author has written under strong excitement, and with a developement and reach of his own powers, which would amuse him were he conscious of the process. There are dim and far chambers in the mind which are never explored by reason. I magination in her rapt frenzy wanders blindly there sometimes, and brings out their treasures to the light-ignorant of their value and almost believing that the dreams when they glitter are admired. There are phantoms which haunt the perpetual twilight of the inner mind, which are arrested only by the daring hand of an overwrought fancy, and like a deed done in a dream, the difficult steps are afterwards but faintly remembered. It is wonderful how the mind accumulates by unconscious observation-how the tint of a cloud, or the expression of an eye, or the betrayal of character by a word, will lie for years forgotten in the memory till it is brought out by some searching thought to its owner's wonder. The book which lies before us, in that fair print, has scarce a figure which we can trace to its source, or a feeling which we can rememher to have nursed. We could criticise it, therefore, as well as another, if not, indeed (because it is after our own taste) far better. We have a great mind to do it as it is. It would at least be a new attempt in our innocent republic
of letters—but though the "judicious" might not "grieve," the "unskilful” might“ laugh,” and upon our own book with all our philosophy, we are, moderately sensitive.
We have written no preface, and with a simple dedication to the friend whom, of all we can number, we have most tried and trusted, we send it out upon the world. There is much in it which we would gladly recal-parts, we confess, upon which we are willing to trust our doubtful reputation. We have found the fabled "trumpet” a capricious thing
“like a ring of bells
Whose sound the wind still alters," and our nerves are strung for any note from its faintest to its fullest. We do not deny that we have been swayed and benefitted even by the roughest criticism, though we sometimes have misgivings whether it was always a difference for the better. However that may be, we will dismiss our book and the subject, consoling ourself, if we have exchanged peculiarity for popularity, with the assertion of Ugo Foscolo, that
even Petrarch felt bound to discharge the unfortunate duty of all writers by sacrificing his own taste to that of his cotemporaries.”
Grave,-grand,-sublime !—thy simple majesty,
SUMMARY OF INTELLIGENCE.
The London University, lately established 386,000,000 are christians, 276,000,000 are on liberal principles, is in successful opera. pagans, and about 70,000,000 Mohammedans. tion. Among its zealous and efficient pat. There are said to be 193,000,000 protestants, rons are some of the most eminent Whig 134,000,000 catholics, and 60,000,000 Greek statesmen and nobleman of the kingdom. church. This calculation gives more chris
tians and sewer pagans than former ones. The exclusive friends of the Episcopal church are about to establish another literary For many years, such a deep and general seminary in the metropolis of England, 10 be complaint, on account of the unprofitableness called the King's College. They have lately of trade, and the embarrassments attending held a meeting, at which the Archbishop of business of every kind, has not been heard, Canterbury presided, and the Bishops of Dur- as at the present period. The commercial ham and London made addresses in favor of world is still, or laboring without the prospect the plan. Large sums have already been of gain. The manufacturers can find no marsubscribed for this object. The cost is esti- ket for their products, and can hardly give mated at £170,000, besides a library. The them away. À portion of the world want to design of this institution is to educate the sell, but the rest are unable to buy. The faryoung men of London in the Episcopal faith mer will merely not starve, but he cannot and mode of worship. The university is fa- exchange his commodities for the luxuries or vored by the Dissenters, but not exclusively ornaments of life. This state of things is not 50.—The Bishop of Durham said, in his ad. confined to the south, or the north, or the west dress, that the accommodations for pupils in of our extensive country. It is not confined the old universities in England had lately to this western continent. The old world is been increased for three hundred additional groaning under the same difficulties. The ones; and still there was a demand for more rich are making no profits, and the poor are
starving. How long this state of things will
continue, no one can tell. But many believe, R. Watson, of London, has invented and and all hope, not very long. proposed a plan for preventing vessels from foundering at sea. The invention is to have New publications in England. Bisco on tubes of copper, or other suitable material, the Acts of the Apostles ; Allwood's Key to of a cylindrical form, with convex ends, to the Revelations; Life of John Locke, by be hermetically sealed, to contain atmosphe- Lord King; Diary and Correspondence of ric air of sufficient quantity, according as the Dr. Doddridge, by his great grandson ; Hisbulk of the vessel 'may be, to prevent her tory of Armenia from 2217, A. C. to 1780, A. sinking, when, otherwise, she would inevita- D., translated from the original Armenian; bly be foundered, on filling with water. Three Years in Canada ; Anti-pbrenology; These tubes, Mr. Watson says, may be The Book of the Boudoir, by Lady Morgan; placed in spaces between the decks, or ribs, The Chelsea Pensioners, by the author of the ihe shelf pieces, the planking and places “Subaltern”; A Personal Narrative through below the decks, wherever they may be con- Sweden, Norway and Denmark; Travels in veniently placed. Half cylinder form tubes Italy and Sicily; Memoirs of Central India; may also be attached to the exterior of the Travels from India to England ; Travels in vessel. The writer in a London paper, who Arabia; Travels in North America, by Capspeaks of this plan, thinks it would be effec- tain Basil Hall, in 1827 and 1828. "This voltual in keeping a vessel from sinking. ume is published by Carey, Lea & Co., Phi
ladelphia. The Protestant Layman; The The last Edinburgh Review contains a translation of J. Jahn's Hebrew Commonlong article on the principle, history and ef- wealth, from the original German, has been fecis of the Catholic question. It is equal if lately republished in London. This translanot superior to any article which has appear- tion was by Mr. Stowe, of Andover. It is ed in that Review for a long time, alihough not common for an American translation of a the writers are very able and learned men. German or French work to be republished in Indeed, nothing has appeared on this highly England. If the translation is not credited to interesting subject so powerful, so convinc- our countryman, it is uncandid and unjust.ing, and so caustic. The voice of the ene- The Present and Future Condition of the mies of the Catholic emancipation must be Jews; Vindication of Infant Baptism; Trasilenced forever. They will be ashamed, vels of Ibu Batuta, in 1320–1345, through after this, to condemn it.
north of Africa, Arabia, Syria, Persia, India,
China, Mesopotamia and Katolia-translated According to a late estimate of the number by Professor Lee; Vindication of the Liteof mankind, there is about 735,000,000, which rary Character of Professor Porson; The is 200,000,000 less than former estimates gave, Physiology and Physiognomy of the Present which probably were too high. Of these, Inhabitants of Great Britain, with reference
to their Origin, as Goths and Celts; Analogy The Emperor of Russia has lately estabbetween the Natural and Spiritual World; lished a school at Odessa, for the study of the Portraiture of a Christian Gentleman; Thé oriental languages. Present State of Hayti, its Laws, Religion, Commerce, Agriculture, &c.; Jesuitism and A new translation of the bible into the Methodism ; Critical Record of Theological Swedish language is preparing in that counLiterature, (proposed to be published in num- try. bers ;) Essay on Moral Freedom, including a review of the principles of Whithy and Ed- A collection of Hungarian poems has been wards on Free-will, and of Dr. Brown's published at Vienna, with a German translatheory of Causation and Agency; The Age, tion. a poem, after the manner, or rather in imitation of Cowper; Lellers of Lord Chester- The Society of Antiquarians in Normandy field, from a MS. Jately found, written in the have elected five distinguished members of time of Charles II., James II., William III., the Antiquarian Society in Scotland into their and Queen Anne. The Memoirs of Mrs. association, and the Society in Scotland proJudson have been republished in London.- pose to elect an equal number of the learned “Retirement," a poem, just published in Society in Normandy. London.
The present number of the Jews is supThe Paris Review, or Revue Encyclope- posed to be over three millions ; about two dique, of April, gives an account of the most millions of which are in Europe. These are remarkable works in literature, the sciences, chiefly in European Turkey, Russia, Poland, and the arts. It notices all the valuable pub- Prussia and Germany. In Turkey in Asia lications in Germany and Italy, as well as in there are about 300,000. France and England. It contains several articles in the way of review, as well as on the The College at Schenectady is represented sciences, politics, statistics, &c. The con
as being in
very prosperous state. The anductors of this periodical are said to be very niversary of commencement was on the 22d learned men.
ultimo, when eighty-two young gentlemen
were graduated. There are two other colleThe British and Foreign Bible Society held ges in the state of New-York; but Union its twenty-fifth anniversary in London, in May College has the largest number of scholars. last, Lord Teignmouth in the chair. He is The commencement at Columbia College, the first and only President of the Society, in the city of New-York, was on the 4th ult. which was formed in 1804. This was a very and the number of graduates nineteen. The interesting meeting: Speeches were made commencement at Washington College, Hart. by several bishops, by Mr. Wilberforce, by a ford, Conn., was celebrated on the 6th ult. missionary who had been twenty years in India, by ihe Secretary of the Hibernian Bi- New Works in the United States.-Meble Society, and by a gentleman who has moir of E. A. Holyoke, M. D.; Memoirs been a missionary to the Jews. The speeches and Remains of Charles Pond, late a student of Mr. Wilberforce, the Bishop elect of Cal- in Yale College; Elements of Technology, cutta, and the Irish gentleman were quite elo- by Professor Bigelow, M. D.-published by quent and impressive. The report states that lilliard, Gray & Co., Thoughts on Domes164,000 bibles, and 200,000 testaments were tic Education, by a Mother; Richelieu, a circulated last year; being 30,000 more than novel ;—the two last are republications of the year preceding: In a town in Wales, con- English works. Wells & Lilly have repubtaining 1100 families, about 200 were desti- lished the last volume of Hallam's Constitutute of the bible. Great have been the efforts tional History of England.-A new periodiof this society, and its success has been equal cal has lately appeared in England, with the to the expeciations of its most ardent friends. title of Cambrian Quarterly Magazine, said The Jews in some places on the continent of to be conducted by gentlemen of great talEurope discover a desire to rcad the New ents. The first and second number have Testament.
been published.-" The Spirit of the Pil
grims” for September has been published.A learned man, who has resided fourteen ** Winter Evenings,” being a series of Amer. years at Pekin, has collected several Chinese ican tales, published by Ash, Philadelphia, MSS., very important to a history of China; 12mo. A number of the Southern Review but they relate to comparatively modern was published on the first ultimo.—Devetimes.
reux, a novel, by the author of Pelham and
the Disowned, and a novel by the author of Some curious oriental MSS. have lately the Castilian, are published by Messrs. Harbeen brought from the east to St. Peterse pers, New-York.-Just published by Littel & burgh by a Swedish traveller. They were Co., Philadelphia, “ The Hope of Immortal. collected in Turkey, Syria, Mesopotamia, ity, imparted' by revelation, transmitted by Palestine and Egypt, and will be soon pub- tradition, countenanced by reason. betrayed lished with a French translation.
by philosophy, and established by the gospel."