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nature of his occupations, and the character of his peculiar duties, require this. The contending interests of the community at large, the strife of public affairs, and the competition of business, with the paramount importance of establishing himself as the master of a family and the head of a household, all require a degree of concentrated effort in favour of self, and a powerful repulsion against others, which woman, happily for her, is seldom or never called upon to maintain.

“The same degree of difference in the education of men and women,¶leads, on the one hand, to a more expansive range of intellect and thought, and on the other, to the exercise of the same faculties upon what is particular and minute. Men, consequently, are accustomed to generalize. They look with far-stretching views to the general bearing of every question submitted to their consideration. Even when planning for the good of their fellowcreatures, it is on a large scale, and most frequently upon the principle of the greatest good to the greatest number. By following out this system, injustice is often unconsciously done to individuals, and even a species of cruelty exercised, which it should be woman's peculiar object to study to avert; but at the same time, to effect her purpose in such a way as neither to thwart nor interfere with the greater and more important good."

She even makes it out that the lords have a vast deal of inconvenience and annoyance to put up with through the usages of society and the tyranny of politeness, in the forced services which they have to perform, for the fair.

"It is too much regarded merely as a thing of course for men to be obliging and attentive; and it is too little remembered at what cost to them we purchase their help and their indulgence. Nor is it only in solitary instances or for especial favourites that these efforts have to be made. It is the sacrifice of a whole lifetime for a man to be polite. There is no fireside so warm but he must leave it on a winter's night to walk home with some female visiter, who has probably no charm for him. There is no situation so eligible but he must resign it if required. There is no difficulty he must not encounter, no fatigue he must not endure, and no gratification he must not give up; and for whom? All would do this perhaps for one being in the world perhaps for more; but to be willing to do it every day and every hour, even for the most repulsive or the most selfish and requiring of their sex, there is a martyrdom of self in all this, which puts to shame the partial kindness and disinterestedness of woman."

Among the forewarnings given by our authoress, there is one that we opine will hardly be anticipated by any young lady on the eve of her marriage, but which is yet calculated to be so useful that none should sneer at it; for it concerns the matter of jealousy. Having remarked that the manner of man's love differs from woman's, in that while "she employs herself through every hour in fondly weaving one beloved image into all her thoughts, he gives to her comparatively few of his," we are informed of the rival who will daily usurp his attention and distract his thoughts..

"It is a wise beginning, then, for every married woman to make up her mind to be forgotten through the greater part of every day; to make up her

mind to many rivals, too, in her husband's attentions, though not in his love; and among these, I would mention one whose claims it is folly to dispute, since no remonstrances or representations on her part will ever be able to render less attractive the charms of this competitor. I mean the newspaper; of whose absorbing interest some wives are weak enough to evince a sort of childish jealousy, when they ought rather to congratulate themselves that their most formidable rival is one of paper."

These short specimens, we observe, have commanded the admiration of a weekly journalist. But they are in no respect superior to numberless paragraphs and passages in the volume, which will, like its predecessors of the series, to a certainty go from edition to new edition at a rate scarcely to be matched by any recent publications. The large circulation of such useful and unavoidably influential works, neutralises in some degree the gloomy picture which appears in our pages, of the condition of women in England, of the middle classes.



Adamson's Lusitania Illustrated, 505
Affghanistan, Eyres Journal in, 151
Age of Great Cities, Vaughan's, 89
Akber Khan and his British Prisoners, 165
America, Buckingham's Eastern & Western
states of, 115

Anecdotes of Frederick the Great, 393
of the Royal Sailor, 32

Antiquary, the, by Dr. Bigsby, 560
Antiquities of Charnwood Forest, 207
Architecture and the Third Edward, 16
Armorial Bearings, Notices of, 23
Arthurian Romances, Notices of, 441
Artistic Notices, 196

Astley Cooper. Life of, 254


Ballads and other Poems, Longfellow's, 249
Battle of Crecy, Notices of, 223
Bedford, Corespondence of Duke of, 75
Belcher's Voyage round the World, 468
Bentham, works of Jeremy, 128
Berners, Lord, his Froissart, 2
Betham, Sir W., his Etruria Celtica, 95
Bible in Spain, Borrow's, 104
Bigsby, Dr., his Poems and Essays. 551
Black Prince, Notices of the, 226, 231
Book of Scottish Song, the, 285
Borrow's Bible in Spain, 104
Bransby Cooper's Life of Sir Astley Cooper,


British Constitution, the, where to be found,

Disasters at Cabool, 151
Bryant's Fountain and other Poems, 289
Buckingham's America, 115

Buchon's Chronicles of France, 213
Bulwer's Last of the Barons, 422
Burke's Days in the East, 141

Burnes's History of the Knights Templars,



Cabool, British Disasters at, 151
Calabria, Strutt's Tour in, 186
Calderon, Madame, her Life in Mexico, 303
Cameron's Notabilities of Wakefield, 502
Campeachy, Ruins at, 302

Cannibalism and the Feejee Islands, 473
Cardinal d' Armagnac and Jeanne d'Albret

Cash-Payments and Sir R. Peel, 378
Catholic Emancipation & Sir R, Peel, 379
Celestial Atlas, Middleton's, 528

Celtic Nations, Eastern Origin of the, 431
Chambers's Tour in Switzerland, 198
Charms of Old English History, 3
Charnwood Forest, Potter's, 207
Chi-chen, Ruins of, 294

Children's Employment Commission, 513
Chinese Warfare, Notices of, 294
Chivalry, Characteristics of, 20
Chronicles of England, &c., Froissart's, 1
Coasts of Scotland, Wilson's Voyage round
the, 340

Columbia, Notices of the Factory at, 469
Commercial Confidence, growth and extent
of, 94

Cooper's Jack o' Lantern, 132

Corn Laws, The, and Sir R. Peel, 384
Cornish's Juryman's Hand-book, 407
Correspondence of the Fourth Duke of
Bedford, 75

Cottrell's Recollections of Siberia, 36

Court & Times of Frederick the Great, 390
Covenant, The, or Conflict of the Church,

Cow, The, and Old England, 67
Crecy and Waterloo, 4

Curwen, Journal and Letters of Saml. 329
Cymri, Notices of the literature of the, 440


Daniel O'Connell's Memoir of Ireland, 480
Davidson, Lucretia, Life and Remains of,

Dean Milner, Life of, 171

De la Voye's New French and English
Lexicon, 288

Diary of Madame D'Arblay, 29
Dieffenbach's Travels in New Zealand, 369
Disastrous Retreat, Account of, 162

Domestic Residence in Switzerland, Mrs.
Strutt's, 189

Dress-makers' in London, number and
condition of, 514


Eastern and Western States of America,
Buckingham's, 115

Edinburgh Review, the, and F. Horner, 534
Education and Frederick the Great, 398
Edward the Third, Notices of his reign, 12

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Lace-maker's of Nottingham, condition of,

Lady Grosvenor's Yacht Voyage, 202
Lady of the Fountain, tale of the, 455
Last of the Barons, Bulwer's, 422
Last Year in China, the, 272
Lawrance, Miss, her History of Women in
England, 495

Legend of the Hangman's Stone, 211
Leonard Horner's Memoirs and Correspon-
dence of Francis Horner, 531
Lester's Omnipotence and Wisdom of
Jehovah, 143

Letters on South America, 311
Life of Sir Astley Cooper, 254
Liverpool, Notices of Lord, 262
Loch Ainort, fishing ground at, 343
Log-huts, how to raise, 184
London Sixty Years Ago, 326
Longfellow's Ballads and Poems, 249

Lord Liverpool and George the Fourth, 264
Lovat, letter of Lord, 356

Lover's £. S. D., 565

Lucretia Davidson, Life and Remains of,

Lusitania Illustrated, Adamson's, 505
Lycia, Notices of the People of, 333
Lyndhurst's Father, Notices of Lord, 330

Mabinogion, Lady Guest's Translation of
the, 431

Macnaughten, Murder of Sir William, 159
Madame D'Arblay's Diary, 29
Madrid as a Capital, 113

Malthus and Horner, 540
Manchester in 1777, 327

Manny, Notices of Sir Walter, 219
Manufactures at Brussels, Exhibition of, 199
Marathon, Mr. Baynes at, 405
Marston's Patrician's Daughter, 265
Mary Milner's Life of Isaac Milner, 171
Maycanu, Mr. Stephens and the Cave of, 548
Mediterranean Sketches, Lord Egerton's 314
Mediterranean, Yacht Voyage in the, 202
Memorials of Cambridge, Le Keux's, 280
Merida, J. L. Stephens at, 542
Mexican Contrasts in Lent, 307
Mexico, Madame Calderon's Life in, 303

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Nails, Notices of Chinese Ladies', 276
Najara, Notices of the Battle of, 240
Nature, a Parable, by J. B. Morris, 48
Newspapers, Vices of American, 117
New Zealand, Travels in, 369
Night and Day Thoughts, 281

Nobles of England, Notices of the Ancient,

Nohcahad,, Notices of the Church of, 550
Norman's Rambles in Yucatan, 291
Notabilities of Wakefield, Cameron's 502
Nursery Rhymes of England, 286

O'Connell, Notices of Daniel, 380
Oliver and Boyd's Edinburgh Almanack,

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Rainy Day, the, 253


Rambles in the East, Raynes's, 400

Ranz des Vaches, account of the real, 193
Raynes's Rambles in the East, 400
Reckless Statements and the Historian
O'Connell, 482

Reformation in South West of France, 81
Reform, Commercial, and Sir R. Peel, 386
Repeal of the Union and O'Connell, 483
Report and Appendices of the Children's
Employment Commission, 513

Robert Burns, the Works of, with Notes and
Illustrations, 146

Robertson, Messrs., their Letters on South
America, 311

Romances of Arthur and his Knights,
slender foundation of the, 445
Roturna, Notices of the Village of, 372
Royal Frolics, 31

Rural and Domestic Life of Germany, 61
Russell, Lord John, his Introduction to
Correspondence of the Fourth Duke of
Bedford, 80


Salic Law, Notices of the, 215
Sandwich Islands, Notices of the, 471
Sects, Religious, in America, 185
Sedgwick, Miss, her Life and Remains of
Lucretia Davidson, 492

Seven Years' War, the, and Frederick the
Great, 391

Siberia Cottrell's Recollections of, 36
Siberian Hospitality, 43

Sicily, Strutt's Tour in, 186

Sigourney, Mrs. her Pleasant Memoirs of
Pleasant Lands, 486

Slave-ship at Simon's Town, 401

Society and Literature, Influence of Wonien
in England on, 495

Soldiers and Sailors, 284

Sons of Liberty, conduct of the American,

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