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rank in literature both at home and abroad, this rapher and honest chronicler” has succeeded to a work was originally written in German. It loses charm in giving the veracious history of her life. nothing however in the translation, which has been His irrepressible love of fun is so blended with the executed with such idiomatic grace as to read like true spirit of wit, as to entitle him to a high rank in the composition of one to whom the language is the walk to which he has so cordially devoted him. native.
self. He is certainly a master in this line--at the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians, by very top of the scale and his imitators are-noSir G. WILKINSON. In this important work a com- where. plete view of Egyptian antiquities is presented, Crosby and Nichols have issued a posthumous showing the character of the domestic life, political work by the late Rev. SYLVESTER JUDD, consistinstitutions, religious observances, and industrial ing of a series of discourses on The Church. Mr. arts of that remarkable people. It is the product of Judd is well remembered as the gifted but erratic long and laborious research; it bears the stamp of author of Margaret, Richard Edney, and other prethoroughness on every page; it is copious, without ductions, which have obtained a limited circle of being confused; the descriptive portions are crowd- devoted admirers. Several, of his friends have ed with information, while they are couched in a thought it desirable to bring before the public his flowing and attractive style, clothing the hoary and views concerning Church principles, plans, and orwasted Past in a fresh and life-like costume. The ganization, and the result is the present volume. volume is illustrated by a multitude of engravings, The discourses which it contains are written in a which make the explanations of the writer perfectly plain and unambitious style, and in a tone of unclear to the eye. It will be welcomed by the stu.
earnestness. dent of profane history, and no less by the searcher An edition of Professor Smith's History of of the Scriptures, as an efficient and most interest-Greece is issued by Harper and Brothers, expressly ing aid in their pursuits. (Published by Harper prepared by a competent American editor. As a and Brothers.)
popular manual of Grecian history this work is enThe Regent's Daughter is a dramatic adaptation, tirely without a rival in English literature. It founded on the romance of ALEXANDRE Dumas, embodies the best fruits of modem researches in a hinging on a plot for the assassination of the Re- style of remarkable elegance and grace, and presents gent, Philip of Orleans, in which the lover of the the oft-told story of Grecian development not only Regent's unacknowledged daughter is the chief with critical discrimination but with picturesque actor, and which was detected by the counter-in- beauty. The high rank of Professor Smith as a trigues of Cardinal Dubois. The translator has classical scholar vouches for the accuracy of his executed his task with remarkable success, show narrative, while the charms of its diction offer a ing a sagacious perception of the sources of dra rare enticement to every tasteful reader. matic effect, and a felicitous command of spirited, Spirit Manifestations Examined and Explained, by and nervous English. The play is intended primarily John BOVEE Dods. (Published by Dewitt and for reading, but, with some unimportant omissions, Davenport.) After the elaborate defense of the sowould be admirably suited to public representation. called Spiritual Manifestations by Judge Edmonds, Its authorship in the present form has been ascribed and some other writers of ability and official posito the editor of the Albion, weekly newspaper, Mr. tion, the subject has assumed an importance in the WILLIAM Young, and it certainly betrays the public eye which we think is quite out of proportion graceful vigor of expression for which the pen of to the value of any communications obtained by this that gentleman is famed. (Published by Appleton peculiar agency-mysterious, preternatural, spiritand Co.)
ual, psychological, or by whatever term it is desigAmong the numerous popular fictions called forth nated. As an illustration of certain remarkable by the Temperance Reform, the story entitled powers in the human system-not yet sufficiently Minnie Hermon, by THURLow W. Brown, is as explained-this volume, however, is seasonable, well entitled to commendation as any that have and well adapted to gratify a laudable curiosity. fallen under our critical eye. It presents a series The writer, who has devoted his attention for many of vivid sketches, many of them marked by true years to the subject, and who is undoubtedly a man pathos, showing the tragic effects of indulgence in of scientific research, as well as of candor and imthe fatal cup. The facts are evidently taken from partiality, professes to have discovered the origin of real life, and though embellished with a high rhetor- the phenomena in question in the involuntary powers ical coloring, can not be said to exaggerate the evils of the mind, the physical instruments of which are which they are intended to illustrate. (Published seated in the cerebellum. He adduces a multitude by Miller, Orton, and Mulligan.)
of very curious facts in support of his theory, which, The Life and Sayings of Mrs. Partington, by B. if they do not give it the force of demonstration, P. SHILLABER, have been collected in a neat vol. have a great deal of plausibility, considered in that ume, illustrated by numerous characteristic en point of view, and are well worth the study of the gravings, and published by J. C. Derby. The un- anthropological inquirer. Dr. Dods handles his exampled popularity attained by these specimens of subject without bitterness or partisan zeal. He imnative humor, as they have appeared from time to putes no sinister motives to the believers in spirittime in the public journals, may safely be taken as ual manifestations. He thinks them in a great a test of their genuine and rare merits. We regard error, and endeavors to show them the ground of them as among the best productions of the sportive their error. His volume is eminently readable-rebadinage, so congenial to the American taste, that plete with singular instances of abnormal phenomare to be found in our lighter literature. The char. ena, both from ancient and modern times--and is acter of the oracular old dame is sustained with not surpassed, either in instruction or entertaindramatic harmony through the whole of her unique ment, by any work yet called forth by the “spiritual comments; she never by any mischance relapses controversy." into orthodox English; and always hides beneath D. Appleton and Co. have issued a neat and conher eccentricity of expression the largest and warm- venient edition of Surenne's French and English est soul of grandmotherly kindness. Her biog- | Dictionary, thoroughly revised and improved by additions from standard authorities, forming one of able account of travels performed in connection with the best manuals for constant reference now in use. the joint English and Russian commission for set
The recent publications of T. B. Peterson in- tling the boundary between Turkey and Persia in clude, among others, T. S. Arthur's excellent the region occupied by the Koordish tribes. In addidomestic stories of The Iron Rule; or, Tyranny in tion to the lively sketches of Eastern manners and the Household, and The Lady at Home; or, Happi- scenery, the volume abounds with copious and valuness in the Household; a compact and well-printed able notices of Armenian history, and the progress edition of DISRAELI's novels, Venetia, The Young of Russian aggression in that quarter. Duke, Miriam, Alroy, Henrietta Temple, and Con- Mason Brothers publish A History of the Old tarini Fleming, each work, comprising three volumes Hundredth Psalm Tune, by the Rev. W. H. HAVERin the original, in one handsome volume; and Kate Gall, with an introductory notice by the Rt. Rev. Clarendon and Viola, by EMERSON BENNETT. The Bishop WAINWRIGHT. It furnishes a curious hisnumerous popular fictions brought out by Mr. Pe tory of that ancient piece of psalmody, with an terson, have given his name a wide celebrity among account of the successive changes which it has unbook-purchasers, and have contributed greatly to the dergone. Its authorship is ascribed, not to Martin promotion of a cheap literature.
Luther, according to the traditional opinion, but to The prevailing interest in the war now waging William Franc, an obscure composer, whose name between Russia and the Allied Powers has called is known only in connection with the Genevan forth numerous publications relating to the condi- | Psalter. The tune, howerer, has since been subtion of Russia and Turkey, which can not fail to jected to so many variations as almost to have lost be received with general satisfaction. Of these the its original identity. most original and able is Russia as it is, by Count' A new edition of TalFOURD's Critical and MisDE GUROWSKI, a Polish nobleman, now resident in cellaneous Writings is published by Phillips, Sampthis country, and a thinker of great depth and pen- son, and Co., containing the most important essays etration, profoundly versed in the civil and military and reviews of their late lamented author. As a affairs of Europe, and warmly devoted to the for- sound and impartial critic, Talfourd occupies a high tunes of the Sclavonic race. His work abounds in place in English literature. If he did not affect the rare and valuable information, in comprehensive brilliant audacity of Jeffrey, he was far more cathgeneral statements, and in copious statistical ac-olic in his tastes, and more profoundly appreciative counts of the resources of Russia. The style is in his judgments. Free from the love of paradox, lucid and vigorous, and presents a remarkable in- which, to a great extent, vitiated the remarkable stance of effective idiomatic expression by one critical acuteness of Hazlitt, and never, like Colewho writes in a foreign language. This work is ridge, overlaying the original and subtle distinctions published by the Appletons.
of transcendental speculation with a cloud of va. The Russian Shores of the Black Sea, by Law- porous phraseology, Talfourd brought an honest and RENCE OLIPHANT, is an entertaining narrative of masculine judgment, a keen perception of truth, a a voyage down the river Volga, and a tour through singularly refined taste, a profound and universal the country of the Don Cossacks. It is filled with culture, and a most gracious sympathy with every lively pictures of the peculiar manners of the people, I genuine manifestation of intellect, to the criticism and of the natural scenery of that portion of the of the great literary productions of the age. His Russian Empire. (Published by Redfield.) verdicts, in almost all cases, will stand the test of
Redfield has also issued A Year with the Turks, time. He was apparently almost wholly devoid of by WARINGTON W. SMYTH, containing sketches prejudice-certainly, he had not a trace of malignity of travel in the European and Asiatic dominions or captiousness in his nature-he never sought to of the Sultan. It presents a highly favorable view amuse himself or the public at the expense of an of the Turkish character, which it defends with the unfortunate author-he did not mistake severity for spirit of a partisan.
acuteness, nor wholesale censure for just discrimA work of great interest on the Russian policy, en ination-he never condemned without cause titled the Knout and the Russians, from the French though, perhaps, it may be admitted that his heart of GERMAIN DE LAGNY, is published by Harper was tinctured with an excess of favoritism for and Brothers. It presents a detailed and very lively those whom he deemed great intellectual benefacdescription of the interior of Russian society, with tors, and who had not met with the due meed of a lucid exposition of the prominent public institu- honor from the public. His native kindliness protions. The author is no friend to the Czar, and no tected him from the bitterness which is often thought donbt occasionally permits his hostility to color his to be an essential element of criticism; while his statements. We do not think, however, that the wakeful good sense and delicately sensitive taste, substantial accuracy of his work can be called in prevented him from becoming the dupe of pretenquestion, and the strong feeling under which he sion. In our opinion, his critical essays possess writes gives a piquant zest to his descriptions, and far more than an ephemeral value; we know of no effectually prevents the reader from falling asleep. I better comments on recent English literature, and . His chapters on the army, the nobility, the clergy, their diligent study can not fail to produce the the navy, the magistracy, and the finances, are in- | most wholesome effects on the public taste. forming and valuable. His account of Russian My Schools and Schoolmasters, by Hugh MILLER, sersdom is full of novel and striking views. In de- is an admirable specimen of autobiography, detailscribing the punishment of the knout, he brings for- ing the varied experiences of his early years, and Ward several terrible instances showing the severity the successive steps by which, from a working meof Russian criminal law, in spite of the abolition of chanic, he attained his present scientific distinction. capital punishment. The vivacity of style with It is a work replete with instruction and encouragewhich this volume is written makes it more readable ment, especially to those who have not enjoyed the than a large proportion of the works which have benefits of a regular scholastic education. (Pubbeen suggested by the Russian question.
lished by Gould and Lincoln.) Another work issued by Harper and Brothers, in An Art-Student in Munich, by ANNA MARY Howrelation to Turkey, is Curzon's Armenia, an agree. itt. A delightful record of personal experiences,
belonging “to a peculiarly poetical chapter in the nized at once. He was the leader in all sports, life of a woman studying Art.” The author is a from his great bodily strength, as well as his enthudaughter of the celebrated Howitts, and writes with siasm for pleasure of that kind; and he gained the an enthusiasm and naivete that are quite fascina- Newdegate prize for an English poem of sixty lines. ting. Her notices of art and artists in Munich are On leaving college he bought the Elleray estate, en not only spirited, but full of information. (Pub-Windermere, and cultivated the acquaintance of lished by Ticknor, Reed, and Fields.)
the “Great Lake Poet,” becoming himself, in latter The Dodd Family Abroad, the latest production days, the “ Admiral of the Lakes," and acting as of CHARLES LEVER (published by Harper and Broth such when Bolton entertained Canning and Scott ers), is one of the finest and funniest specimens of with a splendid water féte on Windermere. In these his inimitable humor and satire. It relates the ad-days Wilson played many wild feats. He attended ventures of an Irish family, who leave their kindred all the fairs, fights, running matches, races, and so bog-trotters at home, and go in search of “the gen- forth, in the country. He was a capital boxer, sinteel" on an European tour. They fall into all sorts glestick man, and wrestler; no great sportsman, exof scrapes, constantly suffer from their own absurd. cept as an angler, and now and then in pursuit of ities, but learn no wisdom from the experience. the red deer. For some time he took up his abode The characters of the ambitious and most foolish among the gipsies, learned a great deal of their slang, mamma, the long-suffering papa, the graceless and adopted their costume and their habits. Afterwretch of a son, and the deluded beauty of a daugh- ward he partially settled down, and went to study ter, are sustained with infinite spirit, and afford an law in Edinburgh. As might be expected, little endless fund of amusement.
| profit resulted from this experiment, but he took to Farm Implements, and the Principles of their Con- literature, and produced several isolated works, struction and Use, by John J. THOMAS (published such as the “Lights and Shadows of Scottish Life," by Harper and Brothers), is a volume for the farm- which attained great popularity; the “Trials of er's library, the like of which is not to be found in Margaret Lindsay," a pathetic Scottish story; the the extensive range of agricultural literature. It “Isle of Palms ;" and the “City of the Plague." originally appeared in the Transactions of the New But two things occurred in Edinburgh about 1818 York State Agricultural Society, under the title of the Professorship of Moral Philosophy in the “Agricultural Dynamics; or, the Science of Farm University became vacant, and Maga was estabForces.” The edition now published is based on lished. Wilson immediately became a candidate that essay, which has been revised and enlarged, for office in the one, and contributor to the other. and the number of illustrations more than doubled. Sir Walter Scott's patronage mainly contributed to In applying the principles of Natural Philosophy, in his success in the first, his own abilities won the their different branches, to the practices of modern second. Before this time he had commenced that farming, it avoids the use of technical phraseology, connection with Blackwood's Magazine which, for and presents the subject in a form adapted to the years after, identified him with all the brilliant comprehension of every reader. The practical fancy and exquisite taste with which its pages were farmer will find in it a description of the tools in adorned. The productions of his eloquent pen were, daily use, with an exposition of the scientific prin in 1842, published in a collected form, under the ciples of their construction, and numerous valuable title of “Recreations of Christopher North." A hints for the improvement of their convenience and singularly vigorous and healthy physique, animated utility. The work is adapted to recitation in by an impulsive and restless spirit, drew him on in schools as well as to private reading. Speaking of youth to undertake feats-generally displays of aththe original edition, the late accomplished horti-letic strength-out of the ordinary course; and the culturist Downing remarked: “We should like to alternations of indolence, so often remarked in temsee this work printed, bound, and hung up in every peraments like his, led him in more advanced life work-shop, tool-room, and farmer's book-shelf in to indulge in an unusual disregard of external apthe country."
pearances; and upon those slight grounds the most
adventurous tales of his eccentricity were circulatDEATH OF PROFESSOR WILSON. ed: but even at the most extravagant period of his In recording the death of this distinguished man, youth, John Wilson was always restrained by a which took place on the 3d of April, we are re- high and pure sense of morality. The drinking minded of the disruption of another link, which con- feats attributed to him are either gross inventions, nected the rich, imaginative, and picturesque poet- or literal acceptations of the humorous caricatures ical movement of the last half century with the of the “Noctes Ambrosianæ :" they who were inintellectual development of the present day. Under timate with Wilson know that he neither required the pseudonym of Christopher North, the deceased nor used to excess the stimulus of strong drink. was known to every cultivated reader in our own He enjoyed the most extravagant hilarity of the country; in spite of strong political differences, he social board, but could work himself up to the highwas cherished with enthusiastic and loving admi-est pitch by the sheer effort of talking. His literary ration; and his death, though at a ripe old age, has genius was so entirely akin to his physical tempersent a pang to many American hearts like that felt ament, as to appear simply an emanation from it. on the loss of a personal friend. The subjoined Looking at his productions with the cool critical notice, which embodies the language of several of eye with which one is accustomed to examine the the leading British literary journals, presents the works of a past time, we can not but perceive that character of the departed poet in a favorable light, they are characterized by a want of condensation and will not be thought to do more than justice to -by an absence of exact, subtle, or deep analytichis memory.
| al or critical power-that their style is sometimes Professor Wilson was born at Paisley in 1788, inflated, and verging on the tawdry; and yet, with his father being a wealthy manufacturer there. He all these defects, they are informed with a vitality entered Glasgow University at the age of 13, and which entitles them to be numbered in the class of in four years more went to Magdalen College, Ox. works which men will not willingly let die. There ford, where his extraordinary quality was recog. is a bewitching combination of vague, dreamy wild
ness, pathos, and ethereal fancy, in his “ Isle of | lasting affection. As for friends and others not Palms" and "Unimore ;" while in his “City of the belonging to his own family circle, there perhaps Plague" there is an irregular splendor and vigor never was a man gifted with such an universality that sometimes reminds one of the old English dra- of sympathy with all that is intellectual. He had matists. His prose writings are the outpourings of points in common with all-with the elegant fasan improvisatore; unequal, but fascinating, full of tidiousness of Lockhart, the broad humor and inpower and variety-ranging from pictures of ideal spired idiotcy of the Ettrick Shepherd, the polished beauty to defiant humor, now throwing out sugges-coterieism of Moore, the masculine benevolence of tions pregnant with materials for thought, and again Chalmers, the disputatious logic of De Quincey, dashing off graphic descriptions that place their the playful humor of Lamb, the enjoué and often subjects visibly before the eye. If the marvel of felicitous criticism of Hunt, and the honest aspirabis eloquence is not lessened, it is at least account. tions of less gifted individuals. In the society of ed for to those who have seen him. One writer the northern capital he will be long and sadly misssays—“Such a presence is rarely seen; and more ed. The accounts of his eccentricity of manners than one person has said that he reminded them of and appearance have been much exaggerated. He the first man, Adam; so full was that large frame had no great respect for the commonplace convenof vitality, force, and sentience. His tread seemed tionalities of artificial life, nor had he any reveralmost to shake the streets, his eye almost saw ence for tailors and masters of ceremonies; but the through stone walls; and as for his voice, there was statements about his buttonless shirts, his threadno heart that could stand before it. He swept away bare coats, and tattered academical robes, are picall hearts whithersoever he would. No less strik-torial fictions. With all his apparent eccentricity, ing was it to see him in a mood of repose, as when he had sound judgment and a genial kindly heart; he steered the old packet boat that used to pass be- and in his warm love, especially in his latter years, tween Bowness and Ambleside, before the steam- of all that was generous and good and sacred, and ers were put upon the lake. Sitting motionless, his sincere affection for Dr. Chalmers and others with his hand upon the rudder, in the presence of of his colleagues most eminent for piety and active journeymen and market-women, with his eye ap- pbilanthropy, he gave proof of a religious principle parently looking beyond every thing into nothing, far deeper than any mere sentimental feeling or and his mouth closed under his beard, as if he philosophical persuasion could have inspired. He meant never to speak again, he was quite as im- was much beloved in the neighborhood of Elleray. pressive and immortal an image as he could have Every old boatman and young angler, every hoary been to the students of his class or the comrades shepherd and primitive dame among the hills of the of his jovial hours." Another describes him as "a district, knew him and enjoyed his presence. He stout, tall, athletic man, with broad shoulders and was a steady and genial friend to Hartley Colechest, and prodigiously muscular limbs. His face ridge for a long course of years. He made others was magnificent; his hair, which he wore long and happy by being so intensely happy himself when flowing, fell round his massive features like a lion's his brighter moods were on him. He felt, and enmane, to which, indeed, it was often compared, be- joyed too, intensely, and paid the penalty in the ing much of the same hue. His lips were always deep melancholy of the close of his life. He could working, while his gray flashing eyes had a weird not chasten the exuberance of his love of nature sort of a look which was highly characteristic." and of genial human intercourse; and he was cut As Professor of Moral Philosophy, he possessed a off from both long before his death. The sad specrare power of winning the affections and confidence tacle was witnessed with respectful sorrow, for all of his pupils, and instigating them by a certain con- who had ever known him felt deeply in debt to tagion of eloquence to self-exertion. Properly him. He underwent an attack of pressure on the speaking, he founded no school; for his discursive brain some years before his death; and an access turn of mind was unfavorable to the maturing of of paralysis closed the scene. In his death, those systematic, precise opinions : but he set his hear- who knew him best will feel that one of the great ers to think, and inspired them with ambition to and good men of our time has passed away. distinguish themselves as thinkers, and not a few able and successful inquirers were thus launched The Author of Mary Powell has commenced a upon their philosophical career. He also imparted series of The Chronicles of Merry England, a history a new character to the Moral Philosophy chair of written in chronicle style, and affecting some of its Edinburgh. Stewart and Brown had each con- quaintnesses, to which we object, as to all affectafined his instructions almost exclusively to intel- tions and imitations. This first volume advances lectual analysis-had made his class as it were a no further than the reign of Stephen. It is pictoridouble of the Logic class: the genial and imagina-ally written, and therefore well calculated for school tive Wilson naturally applied himself more to the and family reading. analysis of the fancy and the passions, and the illustration of their influence on the will the most The Edinburgh Review is just 50 years old ; the essential branch of ethical inquiry. But it was in Quarterly, 44; the New Monthly Magazine, 33; his own family, and among the wide and varied cir: Blackwood, 38; and Fraser, 24. cle of friends and acquaintances he loved to bring around him, that Wilson was seen in all the most Punch was concocted in the dark back-parlor of engaging features of his character. His domestic a public-house behind Drury-lane Theatre. The affections were intense : we believe he never en paper was started; it struggled on for about a year, tirely recovered from the blow infliated by the death and was then sold for £100 to Messrs. Bradbury of Mrs. Wilson-and if ever there was a woman to and Evans, the printers. In their hands it rose to be sorrowed for throughout a widowed life, it was eminence. All the wit in England hastened to she; so opposite to the dazzling impetuous spirit their standard. It has had the honor of being exof her mate, in the beautiful gentleness and equa- pelled from several kingdoms on the continent of nimity of her temper, yet adapting herself so en Europe. “One night, at Lady Blessington's,” tirely to his tastes, and repaid by such a deep and said a certain literary gentleman, “ Lord Brougham
told me that he would rather stand a six weeks'| odical, containing reports and papers of scientific roasting in the House of Peers than a single scari- and literary societies, accounts of missions, &c., fying joke in Punch."
shall henceforth be published, under the title of
“ Bulletin des Sociétés Savants." Among the recent English publications the following are worth noting : Volumes one to three of An unpublished Latin treatise by Leibnitz, in the Rev. H. H. Milman's History of Latin Chris-refutation of Spinoza, has lately been discovered tianity, including that of the Popes to the Pontifi. and translated into French by M. Foucher de Careil. cate of Nicholas V.; STEPHENS' Central America, revised by Mr. CATHERWOOD, in one volume; A Florence correspondent of a London journal The Life and Times of John Perry, the Pilgrim writes: “I met at a soirée the other evening, the Martyr ; Working Women of the last Half Century, lady who, about thirty years since, wrote Rome in the Lesson of their Lives, by C. L. BALFOUR; Re- the Nineteenth Century, and the poet, Mr. Browning mains of the late Bishop Copleston, with an Introduc --the former a talkative and bustling, the latter a tion containing Reminiscences of his Life, by Arch- silent and thoughtful guest. His gifted lady is bishop WHATELY; Mr. HARDMAN'S Translation hardly to be met with in such circles, for Mrs. of Weiss' History of the French Protestant Refugees ; Browning dedicates herself here, as I understand, Atherton, a new work by Miss MiTFORD, author of to the retired, studious life conformable with her Our Village.
habits in earlier years, as with the inclinations of
her gentle and elevated nature." Among the most recent publications of interest in Paris we may cite the first volumes of the works The publishing house of Messrs. J. W. Parker of Arago, with a charming introductory memoir by and Son, who have just given to the public Mr. his early and constant friend and brother in science, FREDERICK TENNYSON's Poems and the Poetical ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT. The political and Remains of PRAED, will shortly issue a volume of economical papers of ARMAND CARREL have also new Poetry from the pen of the Rev. CHARLES been collected and arranged, judiciously annotated KINGSLEY, which it may be hoped will consist by M. CHARLES ROMEY, and preceded by a biogra- rather of many short pieces than two or three long phical notice from the pen of M. LITTRE. These ones, remembering the touching and picturesque papers throw a new light on the high qualities of that ballad of Call the cattle home, in his novel of Alton chivalrous individual.
The Paris correspondent of the Literary Gazette The late recall of Chevalier BUNSEN by the Prus. writes, “ About once a month or so, a new work by sian Government produces much excitement among Lamartine is talked of; at this moment it is said his English friends. A London journal says: that he is writing a volume of Turkish tales, which “Literary men as well as politicians will be sorry he intends shall form a sort of companion volume to learn the removal of the Chevalier Bunsen from to the Arabian Nights.' But of all the many new the office of Prussian minister at the English court. works of his that have been promised during the The Chevalier had so long been connected with this last year, not one-his soi-disant History of the country, had made himself so deeply acquainted Constituent Assembly' excepted (it is being pub- with our language, literature, and science, that he lished piecemeal in a newspaper, but excites little may be said to have been of us, as well as among attention)-not one has seen the light. Neverthe-us; some of his best works are written in the En. less, it is quite certain that he labors hard with his glish language ; and it may be said more truly of pen, even to the injury of his health. This is most him than of most students, nihil tetigit quod non honorable to him, as his political career has made ornavit.' At any period the removal of such a man him poor and embarrassed, and as he is anxious to would be a matter of regret, and now more espe. leave, on going to his last home, no debts behind cially, when it is clearly the consequence of politihim. In one respect he is very fortunate : an emi- cal intrigues at the court of Prussia, unworthy in nent stockjobber, named Mirès, who is the proprie-themselves, and arising from parties openly and tor of three or four newspapers and periodicals, avowedly hostile to this country." feels such warm admiration of his genius and personal character, that he insists on purchasing all Southey, Moore, Wordsworth, Campbell, Cole. the manuscript works he writes or plans, and on ridge, Scott, Wilson-never did a brighter galaxy giving him, in ready money, a higher sum than, if of poets adorn any age. It is curious and sad to left to himself, he would venture to ask. It is not remark that in the case of almost all of these illusoften that the Stock Exchange produces a Mecænas; trious men-certainly of all of them who reached old and it is much to the credit of M. Mirès to be the age-the overtasked brain more or less gave way. præsidium et dulce decus meum of such a man as Lamartine, the greatest living poet of France, and, A lately-published decree of the Index includes, n spite of his political errors, one of the noblest of among other prohibited works, in French and Ital. her citizens."
ian, the Theological Essays of Mr. F. DENISON MAU
RICE. It is not frequently that English publications A new work of Michelet's is announced, “The appear in this list; and though the theory of ecclesiasWomen of the Revolution.” The illustrious histo- | tical censorship is severe, its enforcement in Rome rian is still at Nice ; his health is improved. is tempered by modifications. Permission to read
| prohibited books, which is necessary for those deA work is published in Paris bearing this singu. siring freely to avail themselves of public libraries, lar title, “ Eternity Unveiled; or, the future life of is easily obtained by application to proper authority souls after death." The author is M. H. Delaage, and statement of a legitimate object in view, the the grandson of Chantal.
petitioner receiving a formula in Latin, in the name
of the Pontiff and the Inquisition, at the expense, The French Government has decided that a peri-for expedition fees, of about tenpence.