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different readings and emendations, in calculating probabilities, is a training well adapted to prepare men for business life. But the value of this training for professional men, and as ennobling the entire nature, could hardly be more clearly shown by abstract arguments than in the collective writings of these scholars.

Should any one think that two or three of these papers might have been omitted, we will venture to doubt whether any two friends of classical study would agree upon the extracts to be rejected. If this be true, there could be no higher evidence of the skill with which the editor has done his work.

No one can read this book and fail to see that the classics have been made responsible for a great deal that has resulted from bad teaching. Teachers will find here valuable suggestions and will receive from these pages stimulus to constant labor, that they may bring their work up to the fine art, which it must become in order to be successful. When one reflects how few teachers in our country inspire any love for the classics in their pupils (it adds not a little to the enjoyment of reading the book to know that its compiler is eminent among the few), one does not wonder at the outcry against classical study. It may be, that as the number and importance of other branches increase, less time must be given to the classics in the future. Hence there must be wise methods and more self-sacrificing teaching, that more work and more loving work may be expended by students in their pursuit, than has been ever in the past. If the majority of our students learn to enjoy the classics before entering college, and the stand ard of admission be everywhere raised, the elective system may produce less harmful results than its opponents anticipate.

This book might become a powerful auxiliary to the cause of classical learning. Teachers might read extracts from it to their advanced classes and enforce the opinions of the writers by unfolding the precious value of the legacies in scholarship and eloquence left by such men as Legare, Edwards, Felton, and Conington, and dwelling upon the noble contributions to literature and metaphysical discussion of Mill, Porter, and McCosh. ' Too little effort has been made to show to our students in this way the worth of classical study. We wish that Dr. Taylor (who might so easily and so ably do it) would supplement this volume by another, which should exhibit in this concrete way the truth of the opinions asserted in this book. Such a volume might contain, for instance, translations of Sainte Beuve's critiques on Terence and Virgil; the chapter of Mommsen on the earliest migrations into Italy, passages perhaps from eminent English orators and poets, and other matter which directly and indirectly should show the effect of classical training. Though such a collection would be a more open, would it after all be a more concrete exhibition of the worth of classical scholarship than the volume before us?

Library Of Wonders.—There are books which are equally interesting, and some which are equally instructive, to boys and men, young people and old people. To this class belongs the Libraire des Merveilles, a series of books in French, relating to science, art, antiquities, etc., and written generally by men eminent in the various departments of knowledge to which they relate. The information is up to the point of the latest investigations; it is presented in clear language and a lively style; and is illustrated with numerous excellent cuts such as the art of woodengraving enables the publisher to supply at a comparatively small cost. Messrs. Charles Scribner & Co. have published translations of a number of these volumes, and propose to add others, if not the whole of the series, to their list. We commend these volumes as worthy of the attention of all lovers of good books, and especially for such as are in quest of profitable reading for boys and girls.

Among the volumes already published, are "The Wonders of Heat," "The Wonders of Optics," "Thunder and Lightning," "Pompeii," and "Egypt."

RECENT PUBLICATIONS.

THEOLOGICAL AND RELIGIOUS.
I

The Earlier Years of Our Lord's Life on Earth. By the Rev. William Hanna,

D. D., LL.D. New York: Robert Carter & Brothers. 1870. 12mo. pp. 400. The Spirit of Life; or, Scripture Testimony to the Divine Person and Work

of the Holy Ghost. By E. H. Bickersteth. M. A., antbor of "Yesterday, ToDay, and Forever." New York; Robert Carter & Brothers. 1870. 12mo. pp. 192.

Light and Truth; or, Bible Thoughts and Themes. The Acts and the larger Epistles. By Horatio Bonar, D. D. New York: Robert Carter <fc Brothers. 1870. 12mo. pp. 414.

The Life, Passion, Death, and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ: Being an Abridged Harmony of the four Gospels in the words of the Sacred Text. Edited by Rev. Heury Thornby. New York: Catholic Publication Society. 1870. 12mo. pp. 184.

Christ and the Church: Lectures delivered in St. Ann's Church, Eighth street, during the season of Advent, 1869. By the Rev. Thomas S. Preston. New York: Catholic Publication Society. 1870. 12mo. pp. 344.

Words of Comfort for Parents Bereaved of Little Children. Edited by William Logan, Glasgow, Scotland. New York: Robert Carter <fc Brothers. 1870. 12mo. pp. 387.

The Crown without the Conflict; or, Musings on the Death of Children. By the Rev. R. H. Lundie, M. A., Fairfield, Liverpool. New York: Robert Carter cfc Brothers. 1H70. 24mo. pp. 29.

The Shepherd of Israel; or. Illustrations of the Inner Life. By the Rev. Duncan Macgregor, M. A., Minister of St. Peter's, Dundee, Scotland. New York: Robert Carter A Brothers. 1870. 16mo. pp. 339.

The Scripturalness and Expediency of the System of Modern Evangelism. By the Rev. W. W. Davenport Boston: Nichols A Noyes. 1869. 8ve. pp. 31.

Sunday Laws of the State of New York, and Judicial Decisions affirming their Constitutionality. New York: New York Sabbath Committee, No 5 Bible House. 1869. 8vo. pp. 16.

Address at the laying of the Corner Stone of the Divinity Hall of the Theological Department of Yale College, September 22, 1869. 8vo. pp. 48.

Proceedings of the Commemorative Union Meeting of the Three Presbyterian Churches of the City of Detroit, held in the First Presbyterian Church on the evening of Sunday, December 6, 1869. Phonographically reported by Charles Flowers. 8vo. pp. 36.

The Promise of Shiloh; or, Christ's Temporal Sovereignty upon Earth: When will it be Fulfilled? By Joseph L. Lord, M. A., of the Boston Bar. Boston:

E. P. Dutton & Co. 1869. 12mo. pp. 106.

Jesus on the Throne of His Father David; or, The Tabernacle of David: When will it be built again? Sequel to "The Promise of Shiloh." By Joseph L. Lord, M. A., of the Boston Bar. New York: James Inglis A Co. 1869. 12mo. pp. 92.

Religion and Life. By James Reed. New York. 1869. 16mo. pp. 85.

The Better Life, and How to Find It. By Rev. Edward Payson Hammond. Boston: Henry Hoyt. 16mo. pp. 126.

The Writings of Madame Swetchine. Edited by Count de Falloux, of the French Academy. Translated by H. W. Preston. Boston: Roberts Brothers. 1869. 16mo. pp. 255.

HISTORICAL.

A Brief Sketch of the Early History of the Catholic Church on the Island of New York. By the Rev. J. R Bayley, Secretary to the Archbishop of New York. Second Edition, revised and enlarged. New York: Catholic Publication Society. 1870. 16mo. pp. 242.

The Capture of Ticonderoga, in 1775. A Paper read before the Vermont Historical Society at Montpelier, October 19, 1869. By Hiland Hall. 1869. 8v<1. pp. 32.

Rameses the Great; or, Egypt 3,300 Years Ago. TsanslaUd from the French of F. Lanoye. With thirty-inns wood cuts by Lancelot, Sellier, and BayardNew York i Charles Scribner <s Co 1870. 16mo. pp. 296.

MISCELLANEOUS.

Essay on Divorces and Divorce Legislation. With special reference to the United States. By Theodore D. Woolsey, D.D., LL. D., President of Yale College. New York: Charles Scribner & Co. 1869. 12mo. pp. 308.

Bible Animals: Beiug a description of every living creature mentioned in the Scriptures, from the Ape to the Coral. By the Rev. J. G. Wood, M.A., F.L.S., etc . With one hundred new designs by W. F. Keyl, T. W. Wood, and E. A. Smith. Engraved by G. Pearson. New York: Charles Scribner A Co. 1870. 8vo. pp. 652. „

Lieutenant-General U. S. Grant: His Services and Characteristics, as sketched by Major-General B. S. Roberts, before the Faculty and Students of Yale College, by invitation, October, 1865; aud again read to the Legislature of Connecticut, by special invitation, in 1866, at its session at New Haven, Conn. 1869. 8vo. pp. 19.

Meteors, Aerolites, Storms, and Atmospheric Phenomena. From the French of Ziircher and Margolle. By William Lackland. Illustrated with twentythree fine wood cuts, by Lebreton. New York: D. Appleton & Co. 1870. 16 mo. pp. 324.

Arms and Armor in Antiquity and the Middle Aires: also, a descriptive notice of modern weapons. Translated from the French of M. P. Lacombe, aud with a preface, notes, and one additional chapter on arms and armor in England, By Charles Boutell, M. A. New York: D. Appleton A Co. 1870. 12mo. pp. 296.

An American Family in Paris. With fifty-eight illustrations of Historic il Monuments and Familiar Scenes. New York: Hurd & Houghton. 1869. 16mo. pp. 319.

Stories from mj Attic. By the author of "Dream Children." With illustrations. New York: Hurd <fc Houghton. 1869. 16mo. pp. 269.

White and Red: A Narrative of Life among the Northwest Indians. By Helen C. Weeks. With eight illustrations by A. P. Close. New York: Hurd A Houghton. 16mo. pp. 266.

Two Lives in One. By Vieux Moustache. With a Frontispiece by F. O. C. Darley. New York: Hurd & Houghton. 1870. 16mo. pp. 246.

Old Horse Gray, and the Parish of Grumbleton. By Edward Hopper. Respectfully dedicated to the Merciful Philozoist, Heury Bergh. New York: Hurd A Houghton. 1869. 12mo. pp. 82.

The Poems of Emma 0. Embury. First collected edition. New York: Hurd A Houghton. 1869. 12mo. pp. 368.

The Ballad of Edge Hill Fight; and other Poems. By John Lloyd, Esq. London: Longmans, Green, A Co. 1869. 12mo. pp. 83.

The Veil Lifted; or, The Romance and Reality of Convent Life. Boston: Heury Hoyt. 1870. 16mo. pp. 247.

Janet's Love and Service. By Margaret M. Robertson. New York: A. D. F. Randolph. 1870. 12mo. pp. 581.

Mountain Patriots. A Tale of the Reformation in Savoy. Boston: Henry Hoyt i870. 16mo. pp. 368.

RA-pecta of Humanity, brokenly mirrrored in the ever-swelling current of human speech. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott A Co. 1869. 12mo. pp. 65.

How to Amuse an Evening Party. A complete collection of Home Recreations. New York: Dick & Fitzgerald. 16mo. pp. 181.

Howard's Book of Conundrums and Riddles. By Clarence J. Howard. New York: Dick A Fitzgerald. 16mo. pp. 162.

How to Cook Potatoes, Apples, Eggs, Fish, etc., four hundred different ways. New York: Dick A Fitzgerald. 16mo. pp. 178.

Eugene Cooper; or, The Motherless Boy. Boston: Henry Hoyt. It",mo. pp. 251.

Baby's Christmas. By Caroline E. K. Davis. Boston: Heury Hoyt. 16mo. pp. 143.

The Squire's Daughter. By Mrs. Caroline E. Kelly Davis. Boston: Henry Hoyt. 1870. 16mo. pp. 329.

Alone in London. Boston: Heury Hoyt. 1870. 16mo. pp. 187.

Jottings from the Diary of the Sun. By M. H. Boston: Heury Hoyt. 16mo. pp. 96.

Publicationi of the American Tract Society, 150 Nauau ttreet, New York.— Rose and Her Pets. In words of not over five letters. By Mrs. S. E Dawea — The Child's History of the Fall of Jerusalem. By Mrs. M. A. Hallock.—Our Father.—Lottie Lane; or, "By their fruits ye shall know them." By Mrs. M. E. Berry. 16mo. pp. 440.—Blanche Gamond: A Heroine of the Faith. With a Preface by Dr. Merle D'Aubigne. 16mo. pp. 152.

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