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publishers, and delivered to their respective owners, ence," and by rumors of " a box with three seals, when called for. This brings a host of extra letters, country correspondents begging manuscripts, to be

containing the original letter from Junius to the directed to them--an expensive process to the editor, king, signed with the real name of the author," not taken into consideration, and quite unusual. is greatly disappointed in this particular; for, Then one fair lady is so very obliging as to write, however valuable the correspondence may bethat if one particular poem is approved, she will send a volume of the like, (Heaven forgive her!) for inser

and it is said to possess rare worth-it furnishes tion "in the delightful pages of your periodical," no clew to the authorship of these celebrated and begs a speedy answer from your own hand. An- letters. It divulges many interesting secrets, other entreats the editor to look over a bale of manu

but leaves this secret shrouded in a deeper scripts, intended to be converted into a three-volume novel, and will be so obliged to him to correct any mystery than ever. It is said not only to fail "little mistakes," or alter what " he does not ap- of showing Richard Grenville, Earl Temple, to prove;" that novel being, he is assured, the " very have been Junius, but also to throw discredit ihing" for his magazine. A third suggests, that is you have not room in your magazine for the inclosed,

upon the claims of the other aspirants to that you will be so good as to introduce the story to some distinction. other periodical; a fourth sends a translation-which For anything that has yet transpired, we can has been “done" twenty times: a fifth grieves easily believe that Junius declared with truth, that you have so little poetry, and sends a supply; a sixth dislikes poetry, and recommends controversy,

“I am the sole depositary of my own secret, and a particular line of politics, and sends “stun- and it shall perish with me." ning'' articles as samples of what you ought to insert; a seventh imagines you to be a bookseller as well as an editor, and forwards a box by railroad, containing

Albert DURER.-Our present number conliterature for the million-which the author would tains an excellent sketch of this exquisite artist be content to publish on the half-and-balf system; and childlike genius. As will there be seen, he an eighth proposes an epic poem, in twelve cantosa canto a month. The boy brings tp your letters in

married a beautiful vixen, Agnes by name, from a small clothes-basket, and the railway porter could whom came a lovely little daughter, also called walk blind-folded to your door-so well does he Agnes. The artist's heart went out toward this know the wayand yet correspondents expect indi- little one in passionate yearnings, which only vidual answers on every subject."

fired the jealousy and wrath of the mother. World's CONVENTIONS.—Two great conven

To Albert, any child was an angel-his own, a tions on the subject of temperance have recently little seraph. She stood by him as he painted met in our city. We had the privilege of at

or carved, and he would often pause to sport

with her. tending both, and at both had occasion to mourn

The little thing soon learned over the weaknesses of poor human nature.

her father's misery. One day, in the child's It is not our design at present to express any

presence, her mother broke forth in passionate opinion on the questions mooted on these oc

invectives against her husband. One can casions, but to put forth a query in reference to scarcely read the artist's narrative of what

follows without tears. the future. It is simply this: on every such

Albert speaks of himoccasion, should not the call be as explicit as

self in the third person, thus :possible? If delegates are there to meet per- “Whereupon he sat down, and closed bis eyes; bat sons of all sexes, colors, and conditions, let it

tears may have secretly gushed forth from under be so understood at the outset, and such only kissed him, but said at the same time to her mother,

his eyelids. Then the child sighed, pressed him and will attend as are pleased with the invitation. in childish anger-Thou wilt one day bring down [f, on the other hand, any human being is to be my father to the grave. Then thou wilt repent il

everybody says so.' partially or wholly excluded from a participation

" Albert chastises the child, but, in doing so, inin the doings of the convention, let that also advertently strikes her a severe blow on the stomach. be understood, and those who object to such a “ He was horror-struck, he staggered a way, threw proceeding will of course be absent; and if

himself upon his bed and wept-wept quite incon those not invited present themselves, they may long time in silence, then seized his hand, and be

solably. But the child came after him, stood for a be rejected. But what have world's conventions sought him thus : My father, do not be angry; 1 accomplished? What can they accomplish? shall soon be well again. My mother says thou hast Their history as yet answers, "Nothing." It is,

done right. Come, let me pray and go to bed; I

have only waited for thee. Now the litile sand man indeed, a noble conception to convene the world comes to close my eyes. Come, take me to thee; I on great moral enterprises, but the world has will certainly for the future remain silent as thou never yet been practically assembled. The

dost. Hearest thou? Art thou asleep, dear father?"

"The child continued sick from that day. ChristEvangelical Alliance did, indeed, seem to ap- mas Eve, her birth-day, comes round. proximate to this result, but has proved but a . During the uight the child suddenly sat upright. splendid failure. The recent temperance con

Her father talked with her for a long tiine. Then ventions, for all great practical purposes, were

she appeared to fall into a slumber, but called again,

and said to him :- Dear father-father, do not be not less so. But if we are to have world's con

angry.' ventions, let them be so called that there shall • • Wherefore should I be angry, my child?' be no misunderstanding as to who are invited.

"". Ah, thou wilt certainly be very angry."

"• Tell me, I pray thee, what it is ?" Meet all the difficulties before they present ". But promise me first?' themselves. “The prudent man foreseeth the "• Here, thou hast my hands. Why, then, am I evil, and hideth himself."

not to be angry?"

" Ah, father, because I am dying. Dut weep pot

-weep not too much. My mother says thou needest Who was Junius ?—This vexed question still thine eyes.

I would willingly-ah, how willingis, agitates the English public and the world. The remain with thee; but I am dying.' appearance of the long expected Grenville

"• Dear child, thou must not die. The sufferings

would be mine alone.' Papers has revived the general interest that has

" Then weep not thus: thou hast already made been so long felt on this mysterious subject, but me so sorry-ah, so sorry. Now, I can no longer appears by no means to have allayed curiosity, bear it. Therefore, weep not. Knowest thou, that or settled the dispute. Public expectation, ex

when thou used to sit and paint, and look so devoul,

then the beautiful disciple whom theu didst paint cited by the advertisement of this “* Correspond- for me, stood always at thy side ; 1 saw him plainly:

** Now, I promise thee, I will not weep,' said Broad-streets, then used as an exchange. When Albert, 'thou good little soul. Go hence and bespeak

the merchants assembled, as they did every day a habitation for me in our Father's house, for thee and for me.'

toward three o'clock, all were surprised to find ** Albert now tried to smile, and to appear com- a most excellent portrait of Mr. P- in so posed again. Then Agnes exclaimed: - Behold, there stands the apostle again; he beckons me. Shall

strange & plight. The story, however, soon I go away from thee? O, father!

circulated, and many a hearty laugh was * With strange curiosity Albert looked shuddering enjoyed at the merchant's expense. Smarting around. Of course there was nothing to be seen. But while he looked with tearful eyes into the dusky traders, he instituted a suit against the Italian

under the jokes and merriment of his fellowroom, only for the purpose of averting his looks, the lovely child had slumbered away.

for libel. The case came on, the facts alleged “The father laid all the child's little playthings were all acknowledged by the artist, but in deinto the coffin with her, that he and her mother

fense he proved the rejection of the picture might never more be reminded or her by them--the little gods, the angels, the little lamb, the little coat

because it was no likeness, and the declaration for the snow-king, and the little golden pots and of Mr. P-4, that no one could ever imagine plates. Over the whole, moss and rose-leaves." the least resemblance to himself, and asserted

his privilege, therefore, to do with the painting RUSSIAN BRIDAL EMBLEM.-In Russia, the

as he pleased. It is needless to say, the verdict bride on her wedding-day is crowned with a

was triumphantly given for the defendant. garland of wormwood. This has a double

Moral.-Never try to cheat an artist. signiticance, implying not only the bitterness and trials of the marriage state, but also the

DEATH-BED REPENTANCE.-Lorenzo Dow deduty of married women to triumph over these

fined a death-bed repentance to be “burning difficulties, and thus transform them into a

out the candle of life in the service of the devil, crown-the emblem of victory.

and blowing the snuff in the Lord's face." BEAUTY OF JEWESSES. It is related that

ANSWER YOUR OWN PRAYER.—“Father," said Chateaubriand, on returning from his Eastern

a little boy, " did you not pray that God would travel, was asked if he could assign a reason

clothe the naked and feed the hungry, relieve why the women of the Jewish nation were so

the distressed and comfort the mourner ?" much handsomer than the men, when he gave

"Yes, my son; why did you ask the question ?" the following:

" Because, father, I thought when I saw you "Jewesses," he said, "have escaped the curses turn away poor S, without giving him any. which alighted on their fathers, husbands, and sons. Not a Jewess was to be seen among the crowd of

thing, that if I had your wheat I could answer priests and rabblo who insulted the Son of God, your prayer." scourging him, crowning him with thorns, and subjecting him to infamy and the agony of the cros3. Dr. Adam CLARKE had a perfect abhorrence The women of Judea believed in the Saviour, and assisted and soothed him under afliction. A woman

both of pork and tobacco. He is reported to of Bethany poured on his head precious ointment, have said, “If I were to offer sacrifice to the which she kupt in a case of alabaster. The sinner devil, it should be a roasted pig stuffed with anointed his feet with persumed oil, and wiped tobacco." them with her hair. Christ, on his part, extended mercy to the Jewesses; he raised froin the dead the widow of Nain, and Martha's brother Lazarus; he EARLY RISING.—There is much more truth cured Simon's mother-in-law, and the woman who

than poetry in the following, but the young touched the hem of his garment; to the Samaritan woman he was a spring of living water, and a com

men are included: passionate judge to the woman in adultery. The daughters of Jerusalem wept over him; the holy

"Young ladies, rising with the dawn,

Steal the roses from the morn; women accompanied him to Calvary, brought him spices, and, weeping, sought him in the sepulcher.

But when young ladies sleep till ten,

Aurora steals them back again." • Woman, why weepest thou?' His first appearance after the resurrection was to Mary Magdalene. He said to her, Mary!' she answered, “Master !"

The

KINDNESS.--Some one has written beautifully reflection of some beautiful ray must have rested on thus:the brow of the Jewess."

• The warm sunshine and the gentle zephyr may AMUSING LIBEL SUIT.-Some thirty years ago,

melt the glacier which has bid detiance to the

howling tempest; so the voice of kindness will touch a merchant of this city employed an Italian the heart which no severity can subdue." artist to paint his portrait. The work was duly completed, and payment demanded. Our friend THE MAJESTIC OCEAN.–After all the adjecthe merchant wishing, no doubt, to reduce the tives that have been heaped upon the mighty price of the painting, began sedulously to find deep, we, in reality, have but a faint conception fault with it; and our artist patiently altered of its size or grandeur. Eren to see it, will not every defect named.

At last the work was give us an adequate notion of its extent. entirely rejected, on the ground that it was no Accepting its supposed average depth as one likeness. The Italian, taking a witness with thousand feet, it contains twenty-nine millions him, again presented the portrait, and demanded of cubic miles of water, and to fill its basin payment. The merchant still refused, stoutly would require all the rivers of the earth pouraverring that it bore not the least resemblance ing their waters into it for forty thousand years. to his own worthy phiz—that no human being According to the technical reckoning, the solar could possibly recognize it as his likeness, &c. heat which annually raises the sea-water in The artist returned to his studio and substituted form of vapor, corresponds to the enormous sum on the canvas, for the two ears of the merchant, of sixteen billions of horse-power. those of a jackass, and long enough at that. The painting, thus amended, was in a few days Ax OaK ON THE MANTLE.-The thought has suspended in the Tontine, corner of Wall and never, perhaps, been suggested to our reader; into a new contract upon the former terms, should them to visit their native land, to disseminate be debarred from any concern in bookselling within among their people the advantages of civiliza- the city of Glasgow. In a reduction of the contract, tion. Gulliver's Travels are no longer a fable.

but it will be at once evident that this phe appointed the chaplain made his appearance in nomenon is not difficult of production.

full canonicals, with his Bible in his hand, and If an acorn be suspended by a piece of cord, gave the challenger a lecture which led to their half an inch of it being immersed in soft water reconciliation and friendship. contained in a glass, and permitted to remain A good lesson, truly. This sword of the undisturbed for a few months, it will burst, Spirit, with two-edged power, never fails to consend a root into the water, and shoot upward a quer. Strange that we use it so little! straight tapering stem, with beautiful green leaves. In this way a young tree may be pro

TURNED IN THE COFFIN,—There is some readuced on the mantle-shelf of a room, and be- son to believe that unauthorized inferences come an interesting object.

have been sometimes drawn from finding the

face of the dead, on being disinterred, to be THE EARTHMEN.-Under this title two won- turned downward. The following is from the derful specimens of human nature are being Bath (England) Herald, and is worthy of some exhibited in the city of London. They are na- consideration. May not reasons be assigned tives of the Orange River district, in Southern for this phenomenon, other than the supposed Africa, belonging to a pigmy race called Earth- restoration to consciousness of the person premen, or Erdermanne, as they were called by the maturely buried ?-original Dutch settlers, and their hight is about

“ Having occasion last week to inspect a grave in thirty-nine and a half inches. The boy's name one of the parishes of this city, in which two or three is Martinis and the girl's name Flora, and they members of a family had been buried some years are respectively fourteen and sixteen years of

since, and which lay in very wet ground, I observed

that the upper part of the coffin was rolled away, age. The name Earthmen is acquired from

and had leit the head and bones of the skull exposed their habit of burrowing in the ground, in which to view. On inquiring of the grave-digger how it manner they live, lining their hiding-places came to pass that I did not observe the usual sockets with leaves, and sheltering themselves only with

of the eyes in the skull, he replied that what I saw

was the hind part of the head, (termed the scciput, mats of plaited grass. They are hunted and

I believe, by anatomiuis,) and that the face was destroyed by the Hottentots and Bushmen as turned, as usual, to the earth! Not exactly undermere vermin, and on the approach of their foes

standing bis phrase . as usual,' I inquired if the body

had been buried with the face upward, as in the they hide themselves with the rapidity of a

ordinary way; to which he replied, to my astonish. rabbit or a fox. They are exquisitely propor- ment, in the affirmative, adding, that in the course tioned, each movement being instinct with of decomposition the face of every individual turds natural grace, and might form perfect models

to the earth! and that, in the experience of three

and-twenty years in his situation, he had never for the sculptor. Their color is a bright bronze,

known more than one instance to the contrary." and their features are singularly pleasant and intelligent. They are flat-nosed, and their hair OLD FOGIES AGAIN.-Since our last, a new grows in thick spiral tufts, leaving the scalp thought on this epithet has been suggested. interstitially bare. In their normal state their The word fog, in Scotland, and probably in Ire. chief sustenance is game, but when this is not land also, means mors, and the moss-rose is to be found they live upon locusts and the called the fogie-rose. The term implies that, curiæ of ants. They were brought to England like stones that have ceased to roll, these old in 1851, and have been for some time domes- gentlemen were getting moxsy. ticated in the family of a gentleman, near Croydon. They have been taught the simple rudi- The Book TRADE IN 1735.-It appears that ments of the English education, the existence so late as 1735, the city of Glasgow, now conof a God, and the difference between good and taining four hundred thousand people, was conevil, of which before they were perfectly ig. sidered insufficient for the support of tico booknorant. They can also express their ideas very sellers. The following law case is on record, appropriately in the English language. They under date of the 15th of January of that evince great musical taste, perform several

year : tunes on the piano-forte, and sing several popu

Stalker vs. Carmichael. Carmichael and Stalker lar melodies. They are occasionally indulged

entered into a copartnery of bookselling within the with cigars, which they puff with inordinate city of Glasgow, to continue for three years; and satisfaction. The object of the present exhi- because the place was judged too narrow for two beukbition is professedly to provide a fund for their

sellers at a time, it was stipulated that after the exmaintenance, and to secure means for enabling pics of three yenrs, either of them refusing to enter

the Lords found the debarring clause in the contract is a lawful practice, and not contrary to the liberty

of the subject." PERILS OF PREACHING. - Anton Wilhelm Böhme, who went over to England as chaplain WHAT'S IN A NAME?—The Frenchman's dish with Prince George of Denmark, officiated at of frogs may be very palatable to an American the German Chapel, St. James's, from the year as long as he is ignorant of the name of what 1705 to 1722. He was a favorite of Queen he eats. So we remember an old deacon at the Anne, and a friend of Isaac Watts. On one South, who was horror-struck at some of the occasion he prenched in a way which gave abuses that had crept into the Churches at the great offense to one of the courtiers present, east, especially the use of the anxious-seat; but who conceived that a personal attack on seeing a deep religious interest in his own himself was intended. He accordingly sent a Church, proposed to his pastor that the serious challenge to the preacher, which was without should be gathered into one place during the hesitation accepted ; and at the time and place prayer-meeting, to afford greater facilities for

conversation, and that they might be more the very important question appended, whether special objects of prayer.

But we do not know the act of Parliament referred to has ever that we ever before met with the following. It been annulled :is from Bishop Sprat's discourse to his clergy, 1695, and is published in the Clergyman's In

" In June, 1623, a vessel arrived at Plymouth, Cape

Cod, commanded by Admiral West, who had been structor, 1827;

sent from England for the sole purpose of preventing “ He relates that, immediately after the Restora

all persons, whether subjects of Great Britain or tion, a noted ringleader of schism in the former times

foreigners, from fishing on the coast, unless they had was interred in one of the principal churches of Lon

previously obtained permission for that purpose from don, and that the minister of the parish, being a

the Council of New-England. The admiral meeting wise and regular conformist, and afterward an emi

with much opposition, and finding he could not nent bishop, delivered the whole office of burial by

settle the question in an amicable manner, left Ply- . heart on that occasion. The friends of the deceased

mouth in disgust, and sailed for southern Virginia. were greatly edified at first, but afterward much sur

The colonists then appealed to Parliament, and an prised and confounded when they found that their

act was passed that the fisheries should be free." fervent admiration had been bestowed on a portion of the Common Prayer."

NEIGHBORHOOD JEALOUSIES.—War is clothed Southey conjectures this was Bull; others with a kind of awful sublimity by the magnifisuppose it was Hackett. But we do not know cent scale on which the contest is carried on. who it was.

Presented in its nakedness, however, it is both

absurd and wicked. We need but see it enacted DETACHED BELFRIES.—-Large numbers of the on a petty scale, stripped of this horrid magnifichurch towers in the old world are detached cence, to understand its nature. A rivalry as from the main building, as at Chichester Cathe- fierce as ever raged between savage tribes often dral. Sometimes they are connected with the exists between two proximate villages or neighchurch only by a covered passage, as at La- borhoods, separated by an intervening hill, or peveret, Warwickshire. Many of them, even vale, or creek. The great questions at stake are when connected, are at the side and rear of the as to the location of the church or schoolbuilding, instead of in front. This, in some in- house—the residence of the physician or minisstances, favors the beauty of the architecture; ter—the most appropriate place for the postand entire separation preserves the building office, &c., &c. Almost inconceivable are the from the racking consequent upon the swing consequent jealousies, heart-burnings, and slaning to and fro of bells of massive weight. ders. Never have we seen so clear and ridicu

lous an exhibition of this petty strife as in the “Catching A Tartar.”—This expression, so following, from Dr. Fisk's Travels :common in our country and Europe, is charged to an Irish soldier who was in the Imperial

" There is a bridge over the Rhine at Bâle, which

connects the principal city with a smaller town on service. It appears that in some battle between the other side, called Little Bále. Between these the Russians and the Tartars, who are a wild two towns, it is said, there was formerly much consort of people in the north of Asia, the soldier

tention and local jealousy, of which there is still recalled out, * Captain, halloo there! I've caught directly facing the bridge is a public clock, and a

In a tower

maining a most laughable monument. a Tartar!'Fetch him along, then,' said the carved image of a human face, whose perpetual busicaptain. 'Ay, but he won't let me,' said the ness seems to be to make faces at Little Bale. The man. The fact was the Tartar had caught him.

image has its mouth a little open, and is furnished

with a long tongue of a fiery red color, which is so So when a man thinks to take another in, and

connected with the pendulum of the clock, that gets himself bitten, he is said to have “caught every vibration in one direction runs it out in a a Tartar.” Poor Pat and the Yankees have to

threatening, scornful, venomous brandishing toward

Little Bále, and the return stroke draws it in. The father all the good jokes afloat.

device is so queer, so expressive, and, at the same

time, so ludicrous, that I could scarcely refrain from A TOAST.--The following remarkable toast laughing right heartily in the public thoroughfare is ascribed to Lord Duff, and was presented on

when I saw it, and I have felt my risibles excited

ever since whenever my mind has reverted to the some public occasion in the year 1745.

perpetual spitting out of that scornful red tongue "A. B. 0. A Blessed Change.

toward the momently insulted and scorned town of D. E. F. Down Every Foreigner.

poor Little Bale." G. H. J.

God Help James.
K. L. M.
Keep Lord Marr.

To CORRESPONDENTS :-All contributions to N. 0. P.

Noble Ormond Preserve. THE NATIONAL will be thankfully received, Q. R. S.

Quickly Resolve Stewart.
T. U. V. W.
Truss Up Vile Whigs.

carefully read, and disposed of as the authors X. Y. Z.. 'Xert Your Zeal."

may direct. We have not intended that our cor

respondents should understand that we did not REVOLVING Toys.-It is a common thing to wish their favors, but only that we could not see toys of various shapes so contrived, that on remunerate them in every instance ;-that our being placed above a burning lamp or heated paid contributors must be of our own selection. stove, the rising current of air will cause them In every case we feel at liberty to abridge to revolve and perform various antics. This or amend articles to suit our own taste and was derived from the Chinese, who have lan circumstances. If any object to this, they must terns with paper figures in them which revolve expressly inform us. by the heat, and are very common about New * Webster, Clay, Calhoun," has some exYear time.

cellences, but certainly is not poetry.

“ The Potomac" has in it some good pasTHE FISHERIES.—The recent consideration of sages—some that are poetical—but irremediable the subject of the American Fisheries has defects in measure have led to its rejection. brought to light some long-forgotten facts. We Other “ Poetry' that does not soon appear, find in an English periodical the following, with we have consigned to oblivion.

Book Notices.

Carlton d Phillips have recently issued a most Nothing can be more impressive than living excellent aid to family devotion, entitled Fam- exhibitions of the power of a pure religion, ily and Social Melodies, by W. C. Hoyt. We Each chapter of this book is designed to present recognize many of the good old tunes and some vital element of Christianity, as manihymns, and some new ones. The music is con- fested in the life of some prince in Zion. For veniently arranged for the melodeon, seraphine, instance, Tyndale is cited to illustrate labor piano, and organ; and an index of subjects at and patience; George Whitefield, seraph-like the end, will enable the leader of the devotions zeal; Baxter, earnest decision; Fletcher, inat once to select suitable hymns. Let Chris- tense devotion ; Henry Martyn, self-denial, &c. tians sing at the family altar—the little ones The book is well written, and deeply interest will thus learn the songs of Zion, and the great ing—a work calculated to do much good. Carlcongregations will become one grand choir, veri- ton & Phillips, 200 Mulberry-street. fying the demand of the Holy Oracles, “ Let

Lorenzo Benoni ; or, Passages in the Life of ar the people praise thee; let all the people praise

Italian Redfield, 110 Nassau-street, N. Y. The thec." The book is beautifully “got up," and fame of this work has preceded it. Our last meets, we think, a demand of the times.

number contains, from an English periodical, Christian Baptism and the Lord's Supper, by perhaps a sufficient notice. Be this book ficRev. T. Spicer, contains the reasonings of a tion or truth, it is most graphic and interesting venerable Methodist divine on the Holy Sacra- -the more so, as it is not the life of a hero, ments. It is a miniature book of one hundred but of one of the people, and may be esteemed and twelve pages, which any one can read in as but one instance among thousands furnished short time, and contains the pith of the whole by every-day life in Italy. The book cannot argument. Pease & Co., Albany.

fail to have an extensive circulation. Wonders of the Insect World, by Francis C.

Gems from Fable Land, by William Oland Woodicorth. Woodworth, of the Youth's Cabinet,

Bourne, is a collection of Fables, illustrated by is pretty well known to the little folks. He

facts. Both the fables and facts are selected has given a volume on Quadrupeds, and one on with a high regard to mental improvement, the Birds, illustrated by very enticing stories. This refinement of the heart, and the cultivation of volume is of a similar character, on Insects. the noblest virtues. We wish this book could Its illustrations are numerous, and our little

be placed in the hands of all our youth. Taldaughter says, (and the little ones are the best leyrand and Arnold, at the close of our article wituesses in these cases,) the book is very in- on the Treason of Arnold, is from this work. teresting Boston: Phillips, Sampson, & Co. Charles Scribner, 145 Nassau-street, Neu-York. Vic-York: D. A. Woodworth. A Translation of the Organon; or, Logical have laid upon our table Notes on the Troenty.

Applegate & Co., 45 Main-street, Cincinnati, Trealiscs of Aristotle, is before us. It is in two convenient volumes, and forms a part of Bohn's five Articles of Religion, as receired and taught

by the Methodists in the United States, by Ret. Classical Library. We are not sure that more

Ă. A. Jimeson, M. D. The twenty-five articles than one translation of this celebrated work into

of religion in the Methodist Discipline are our own tongue has hitherto been given to the world, and this is rarely met. Thousands will

abridged from the thirty-nine articles of the rejoice to read the Organon in their own tongue, adapting them to the Methodist Episcopal

English Church, with alterations and additions who had not the time or talent to read it in the

Church. We are glad to see an attempt to original. Bangs, Brother, & Co., Nero-York.

elucidate these articles and reduce them to a Malcolm': New Bible Dictionary has been laid

system. A cursory examination of this book on our table. It is in better style than former

has led us to believe that Mr. Jimeson has editions, and has been thoroughly revised by succeeded well. The work is a neat volume of the author. We take this to be among the best

four hundred pages, with a full alphabetical works of the kind for Sunday schools and Bible index. We shall hope to see a review from the classes. It is Calvinistic in its views, but frank right quarter. and generous toward those of other sentiments. Gould & Lincoln, 59 Washington-strect, Boston,

The Cyropædia of Xenophon, according to the

Text of L. Dindorf; with Notes, for the use of History of Church Music in America, by Na

Schools and Colleges. By John J. Oroen, D. D. thaniel D. Gould. Boston: Gould & Lincoln.

Second Edition. New-York: Leavitt & Co., 1619. This book is not a mere history, but contains The learned author of this fine classic has also criticism, and some most useful hints to

done the students and lovers of ancient literachoirs and their leaders. Choirs are too often

ture a service which they will highly appreciate. harmonious only in their voices—all else is dis

In a stout, handsome volume, he gives the most cord and disorder. The instructions of Mr. Gould approved text of the original, and subjoins will not, we trust, be lost upon the musical copious notes, prepared with much judgment world. It is, withal, a most readable book, and

and discrimination. Their aim is to render the we heartily recommend it to public favor.

study of the Greek tongue both pleasing and Lights of the World; or, Illustrations of Char- profitable to the student; by not, on the one acter, from the records of Christian Life, by Rev. hand, allowing him to grope unguided through John Stoughton. Facts are always more con- dark passages, and stumble unlighted over ex. vincing than theories—example than precept. I egetical difficulties, and, on the other, by not

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