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hospitals, museums, and every other public in- , in which he speaks as follows of Chatham's stitution of the highest civilization, and to have eloquence : endowed them all forever! The expenses of the

"I havo neither the gravity nor the importance of present European struggle will probably be oharacter necessary to govern in these wild and unsufficient to do the same for all Europe! What ruly times, and am sorry that with the Earl of Chatan infernal drawback on humanity, then, is war! ham died the genius of England. The majesty of his

mind overawed everything. The world was silent

before him. He alone intimidated the house of BourDe Saulcy's discovery of the ruins of the bon, and so great was the terror of his name that the " Cities of the Plain," excited no little interest very year he died, on a report prevailing in France that throughout the civilized world a few months

he was to be again minister of England, the French im

mediately marched twenty battalions down to the since. M. Van de Velde was induced to visit

coast, transported heavy cannon post to Brest, and the locality, in order to verify the alleged fact. seized all the peasants from the plow to assist in roHe has published two heavy volumes which will

pairing the fortifications of the towns they imagined

Lord Chatham would begin his administration by effectually allay the excited curiosity of the

invading. When they found the rumor was false, they learned on the subject. M. Van de Velde says: desisted from their works, marched their troops back

to their garrisons, and thought Brest strong enough to “The plain exhibits an extent of gravel, chiefly of a

repel the fleet of England, though too weak to resist the gray color, diversified occasionally by rows of large

genius of William Pitt. This wonderful man was not stones, which generally run parallel to each other.

less dreaded at home. I remember when, after an abBetween these rows of stones grow various shrubs,

sence of two years, ho came down to the House of such as are proper to this locality, especially one kind

Commons without any man's knowing his intentions, which bears a great resemblance to the tamarisk, but

and knocked up by a single speech a whole adminiswhich, on closer examination, indicatos a different

tration. His invectives were terrible denunciations of botanical affinity. M. de Saulcy crossed this plain

Vengeance, and acoompanied as they were with an eye twice, once from north to south along the sea-shore,

that shot perniclous fire into the heart of his opponents. and afterward from the north corner of the Salt Mountain to the Wadi Zuweirah. Here he gets quite

They had a preternatural effect upon men. Humo excited. Without doubt this is the plain of Sodom,

Campbell, brother to Lord Marchmont, a cold, steady,

interested Scotchman, (who disregarded words as much and the rows of stones are the remains of the city

as any man,) was so scared by him in the House of walls, and who knows what moro! How little obser

Commons that he was suddenly seized, while Mr. Pitt vation, thought I, is necessary to recognize, in these

was speaking, with a violent shivering fit, went home TOWs of stones among the gravel and in the rich vege

in a high fever, and died in a week afterward. I will tation, the course of torrents which in the winter time

stop here, for I am insensibly going on to sorpetbing sweep down from the mountain gorges and overflow

liko memoirs of Lord Chatham. He sleeps now, but the plain! Nothing is clearer than this. Any one

the poet's lyre is awake. It is in your hand, my good who has ever seen tho dry course of a river in the

friend. Sound then the strings, celebrate his praise, desert has no difficulty in here tracing the different

and contrast the magnitude of his mind to the poor beds of the numerous streams, which during the rainy

pusillanimity of modern statesmen, to the corruption season wind through this plain. But what will not

of modern parliaments, and to the base Italian code of imagination do! We followed in the footsteps of M. de Saulcy to Jebel Usdum. Accidentally we were

modern policy." kept for a considerable time on the north side of this Inountain. One of our Bedouins, who know well that

Just such a man, imperial, yes, and imperious we should have that day a very long journey, being too, with talent, do we need at this day in our ill, and so not feeling himself in a condition to accom own national legislature to rebuke and defy the plish it, attempted to conduct us by the east side of the Salt Mountain. At first I did not see through his

insolent mediocrity or rather inferiority, which design; but, as we came nearer to the inountain and by substituting audacity for ability and billingsbegan to have it on our left, his object could be no I gate for eloquence. has degraded the national longer hid. My guides now swore with all sorts of

capital into a political kennel. oaths that there was no way to the west of the Salt Mountain; but you may easily understand that their oaths did not weigh much with me, and when they CHANNING, though himself grave if not morbid, saw at last that I kept to my point, they gave way

ay, point, they gave way had wholesome views of life. God, he says, with the usual 'Insh'-Allah.' This circumstance meanwhile caused me to make a double march along

who gave us our nature-who has constituted the north side of the mountain, and I became thus

body and minds incapable of continued effortfully convinced that whatever there may be on the who has implanted a strong desire for recreaplain, ruins there are not. That M. de Sauloy should have found here not only the remains of buildings and

tion after labor-who has made us for smiles cities, but positively those of Sodom, I declare I can much more than tears — who made laughter not attribute to any other source than the creation of the most contagious of all sounds-whose Son his fancy."

hallowed a marriage feast by his presence and Thus, then, it seems that the eager French sympathy—who has sent the child from his man mistook the beds of streams for the creating hand to develop its nature by active foundations of cities. Some of the English sports, and who has endowed both young and critics, however, seem indisposed to credit fully old with a keen susceptibility of enjoyment the observations of Van de Velde. The question from wit and humor-He who has thus formed is considered still an open one.

us, cannot have intended us for a dull life, and

cannot frown on pleasures which solace our ELOQUENCE OF CHATHAM.-The remains of | fatigue and refresh our spirits for coming toils. the eloquence of Chatham show it to have been of rare power, and its results prove still more its Gray's ELEGY.—The original MS. of this greatness. His power over parliament and the immortal poem was sold at auction in London government was the proudest example of the lately. At a former sale (1845) it was purdespotism of talent to be found in the records chased, together with the “Odes," by a Mr. of English statesmanship. His eloquent voice Penn. He gave $500 for the Elegy alone. He seemed to dominate over Europe itself, and to was proud, says the London Athenaeum, of his pronounce its destinies. His cotemporaries purchase-so proud, indeed, that binders were speak of his strength in debate as altogether employed to inlay them on fine paper, bind marvelous--as sublime. A London paper gives, them up in volumes of richly-tooled olive from manuscript, a recently discovered letter of morocco, with silk linings, and finally inclose the famous Lord Littleton, the supposed Junius, | each volume in a case of plain purple morocco. The order was carefully carried out, and the through his legs below his knees, separating volumes were deposited at Stoke Pogis in the them from the thighs; for he suddenly sank great house adjoining the grave of Gray. The down, shortened, as he believed, to the extent MS. of the Elegy is full of verbal alterations, of about a foot in measurement. The trunk of

-it is the only copy known to exist-and is the body fell backward on the ground, and the evidently Gray's first grouping together of the senses were completely paralyzed by the shock. stanzas as a whole. As the “Elegy” is known | Thus he lay motionless among the wounded by heart to nearly every Englishman, and we and dead during the rest of the night, not believe American, we shall give some of the daring to move a muscle, lest the loss of blood readings. The established text we print in should be fatally increased. He felt no pain, Roman type, the MS. readings in italics : but this he attributed to the stunning effect of Of such as wandering near her midnight bower

the shock to the brain and nervous system. stray too

At early dawn he was aroused by one of the The rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep

medical staff, who came round to help the village

wounded: “What's the matter with you, my The breezy call of incense-breathing morn, Forever sleep: the breezy call of

good fellow ?" said the surgeon. “Ah! touch The cock's shrill clarion, or the echoing horn

me tenderly," replied M. Boutibouse, “I beseech Or chanticleer 80 shrill or

you; a cannon ball has carried off my legs." Or climb his knees the envied kiss to share

The surgeon examined the limbs referred to, coming doubtful

and then giving him a good shake, said, with a Let not ambition mock their useful toil,

joyous laugh, “Get up with you-you have hornely

nothing the matter with you." M. Boutibouse Their homely joys rustio

immediately sprang up in utter astonishment, Nor you, ye proud, impute to these the fault

and stood firmly on the legs which he thought Forgive, ye proud, th' involuntary fault

he had lost forever. “I felt more thankCan honor's voice provoke the silent dust

ful,” said M. Boutibouse, “than I had ever ancake Chill penury repress'd their noble rage

done in the whole course of my life before. had damp'd

I had not a wound about me. I had, indeed, Some mute inglorious Milton here may rest,

been shot down by an immense cannon ball; Tully Some Cromwell

but instead of passing through the legs, as I Casar

firmly believed it had, the ball had passed under Their growing virtues, but their crimes confined

my feet, and had plowed a hole in the earth struggling They kept the noiseless tenor of their way

beneath, at least a foot in depth, into which my silent

feet suddenly sank, giving me the idea that I Evin in our ashes live their wonted fires

had been thus shortened by the loss of my And buried ashes glow with social Brushing with hasty steps the dews away

legs." The truth of this story is vouched for With hasty footsteps brush

by Dr. Noble. There at the foot of yonder nodding beech oft hoary

IMMIGRATION.-A statement of the immigrants spreading Hard by yon wood, now smiling as in scorn

arriving at this port during the four weeks comWith gestures quaint

mencing on the 25th of June, and ending on Muttering his wayward fancies he would rove

the 21st July, inclusive, as taken from the fond conceit& he wont to Along the heath and near his favorite tree

reports of the Custom-House officer, has been By the heath side

published by the Tribune. From this it appears The next with dirges due in sad array

that the total number which arrived was meet Graved on the stone beneath yon aged thorn

26,773—an average of 6,693£ per week, or Wrote


nearly one thousand (956-5-28) per day. Thus Carved

Europe continues to pour in upon us, and in Large was his bounty and his soul sincero

numbers which hardly admit of being rated.

heart Or drew his frailties from their dread abode

The calculations in our late editorial, entitled Nor seek to draw them

Look at the Facts," fall altogether short of the

actual facts. What will become of this land His fraillies there

in a hundred years from to-day, unless our proHere is the art of word-painting carried to visions for education and religion are vastly perfection. Who does not feel with Waller ? augmented beyond their present ratio ?

Poets lose half the praise they should have got,
Could it be known what they discreetly blot.

LONG-WINDED.-An exchange quotes the fol

lowing lucid, concise, terse sentence, (for it is A TERRIBLE WOUND_OF THE IMAGINATION. all one sentence,) from the Richmond Inquirer. Dr. Noble, in an analytic lecture at Man The description is as remarkable, to say the chester, England, “On the Dynamic Influence | least, as the thing described. The man that of Ideas," told a good anecdote of M. Bouti- can read it through aloud, with only the pauses bouse, a French savant, in illustration of the required by commas, would deserve the diamond power of imagination. M. Boutibouse served as his reward : in Napoleon's army, and was present at many " A short time since, Mr. Benjamin Moore, a worthy, engagements during the early part of last cen- | industrious, hard-working resident of Manchester, op tury. At the battle of Wagram, in 1809, he

posite this city, while digging and removing from one

of the recently laid out public streets & few cart-loads was engaged in the fray; the ranks around him

of hitherto undisturbed alluvium, for James Fisber, had been terribly thinned by shot, and at sun Esq., of that town, was so fortunate as to discover in set he was nearly isolated. While reloading the ferrugineous clay or earth, about two feet below

the surface, near several water-worn round pieces of his musket, he was shot down by a cannon ball.

secondary sand-stone, what, at the time, be supposed His impression was, that the ball had passed to be simply a very pretty fragment of sparkling, trans

parent glass, but which, in reality, is a truly beautiful have been any monotony, these, our fellow-countryand valuable diamond, weighing eighteen and three men and friends to humanity, were ever ready to drive quarter carats, or seventy-five grains, measuring from away dull care by their pleasing variations, in striking extreme point to point rather above seven lines, and their lyre to the ever-pleasing tune 'I'll bang my harp worthy of being styled a Nonpareil, if not an Om-i-noor, on the willow-tree." (cun of light,) not only because it is by far the largest ever found on the continent of North America, but

MACAULAY.—Mrs. Stowe says, in her “Sunny more especially on account of its superior limpidness, which is nearly perfect, with the exception of a slight | Memories of Foreign Lands:'greenish tinge and a partial cbafoyancy, arising from

" Macaulay's whole physione Gires von tbe impregthe salient edges of its apparently infinite number of laminæ, and in part, perhaps, attributable to the multi

sion of great strength and stamina of constitution. He plicity of minute striæ, curvilinear, and straight lines,

has the kind of frame which we usually imagine is and the miniature graven equilateral triangles that em

peculiarly English: short, stout, and firmly knit. bellish its surface, and most emphatically show ex

There is something hearty in all his demonstrations. ertions of power divine.'"

Ho speaks in that full, round, rolling voice, deep from

the chest, which we also conceive of as being more Such specimens of the "high-fellutin” are common in England than America. As to his converfrequent in our exchanges. A writer in the sation, it is just like his writing; that is to say, it shows

very strongly the same qualities of mind. I was Laurensville (S. C.) Herald, lately attended the

informed that he is famous for a most uncommon examination of a female school in Laurens Dis memory; one of those men to whom it seems imtrict, and was so completely enraptured with all possible to forget anything once read; and he has read he saw and heard, that he breaks forth in the

all sorts of things that can be thought of, in all lan

guages. A gentleman told me that he could repeat following strain :

all the old Newgate literature, hanging ballads, last

speeches, and dying confessions; while his knowledge "At ten o'clock the procession was formed, all uni of Milton is so accurate, that, if his poems were blotted formed with white dresses, and badges of blue ribbon, out of existence, they might be restored simply from the tallest in front, and so on alternately to the last

his memory." looked grand in the sublimest degree. Like to the highest pinnacles of the Alps, decorated and adorned with hearen's beautiful robe of uchite, surround.

NOBLE MINDS.—The noblest spirits are those ed by its lesser points of notoriety, bedecked in all which turn to heaven, not in the hour of disthe magnificance of a non-wreathed mountain,

tress, but in that of joy; like the lark, they And as they proceeded, the melliluent sounds of the

wait for the clouds to disperse, to soar up into sweet and consonant violin and flute caused the very hills and dales to echo and reecho; and if there should I their natural element.

Book Notices.

Sunny Memories of Foreign Lands-Thoughts and title of Puddleford and its People, have been Things at Home and Abroad-Puddleford and its

issued by Mr. Hueston, in one volume, with People - History of Cuba - James Baird--Bohn's Serials-The Youth of Jefferson-Fifty Years in

several exceedingly well-designed illustraboth Hemispheres-Florence Egerton-Fruits and tions. The work is from the pen of N. A. Farinacea the Proper Food for Man.

Riley. Its pictures are of the grotesque-satiric Mrs. STOWE's Sunny Memories of Foreign Lands

class, overdone occasionally, but full of genuhave evidently not disappointed her readers

ine humor. they sell well, we are informed. The English Phillips, Sampson & Co., Boston, have pubpress is apparently in delight with them, and lished the History of Cuba ; or, Notes of a Travthey meet a uniformly good verdict from our eler in the Tropics, from the pen of Mr. M. M. own critics. We pledge our readers a treat in Ballou. It comprises a well-prepared outline reading these two volumes; albeit we cannot of the history of the island, relieved by entervouch for the engraved illustrations—they might | taining sketches of its scenery and society. The have been printed better. Professedly partial pending questions respecting this important as Mrs. Stowe's Sketches are, they are never island will give unusual interest to Mr. Ballou's theless exceedingly instructive as well as enter- volume. It is a good authority for reference, taining-the shrewd observations of a sagacious | as well as an attractive narrative. and suggestive mind. Most of the literary and

James Baird ; or, The Basket-maker's Son, is philanthropic notabilities of England figure in

the title of a handsome little volume for the them, as usual in such books. Phillips, Samp

youngsters of the household; showing them the son & Co., Boston,

advantages of early virtue, as illustrated in a Elihu Burritt, the “Learned Blacksmith," personal narrative. The story is well told, and has issued a volume of Thoughts and Things embellished by several fine engravings. Carlat Home and Abroad. It is introduced with a ton & Phillips, New-York. Memoir, by Mary Howitt, that good-hearted

We are indebted to Bangs, Brother & Co., Quakeress, whose sympathies never fail her lit

New - York, for another batch of Bohn's serial erary compeers. The contents of the volume

volumes, comprising: First, India, Pictorial and are very various and fragmentary, being chiefly

Historical-a well-written narrative extending selections from the occasional writings of Mr.

from the earliest date of East Indian history to Burritt. A good portrait illustrates the book.

our own times, and founded mostly upon the wellBoston : Phillips, Sampson & Co.

known work of Miss Correr. The engravings The humorous Sketches of Western Life, amount to nearly one hundred, and are finely published in the Knickerbocker, under the I done. Second, I'he Miscellaneous Works of Defoe, with prefaces and notes, including those of extends over about seventy years, and some Walter Scott. The present volume contains way or other connects him with most of the Captain Singleton and Colonel Jack. A very | great events and great men of that long period. fine portrait embellishes it. Third, Devey's new The amount of real information, useful and work on Logic; or, the Science of Inference, a amusing, in the book, is immense, and it is manual designed for popular use, but singularly thoroughly readable, but it is too marvelous able. It is a systematized view of the principles to be true in all respects, and the writer's way. of evidence and the methods of inference in the wardness of life characterizes his pen. various departments of human knowledge,

Carter of Brothers have issued a very handLastly comes another example of the classical

some volume from the pen of the author of series-a volume of Erotica, including Petronius,

“ Clara Stanley," entitled Florence Egerton: or, Propertius, and others. works of which the

Sunshine and Shadow. It is a spirited narrative least said the better. Such illustrations of

of the personal career of a young girl, illustratancient morals have their value no doubt,

ing some of the most important moral lessons though a melancholy one ; but their literal

of every-day life-finely embellished with entranslation for popular use is a crime against

gravings and neatly printed. good morals, and in the present instance would be indictable by the English laws against

One of the ablest treatises we have yet met, demoralizing publications.

in the “vegetarian " controversy, has been The Youth of Jefferson is a chronicle of college

recently issued by Foulers & Wells, New-York.

ge It is entitled Fruits and Farinacea the Proper scrapes at Williamsburgh, Va., not worth the

Food of Man, by John Smith, (the veritable reading. It is quite a contrast to the usual

man,) with notes and illustrations by Dr. Trall. sterling issues of Redfield, its publisher,

It attempts to prove from history, anatomy, One of the most attractive books of the year | physiology, and chemistry, that the original, is unquestionably the translation from the natural, and therefore best diet of man is German, of Fifty Years in both Hemispheres; or, derived from the vegetablo kingdom. Our Reminiscences of the Life of a Former Merchant. | stomach proves to us the contrary; yet we It is the autobiography of Vincent Nolte, give credit to the able author, and his still late of New Orleans. He is one of the most more able commentator, for having made out a "remarkable men of the age.” His narrative " tremendous strong case" against us.

Literary Record.

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North-Western University - Periodical Literature -
Uncle Tom and the Lamplighter-Literary Pensions

Prescott's New Work-An Old Printer-Gabriele
Rosetti-Prescott's History of Philip II.-Benton's
Thirty Years in the United States Senate-- Alison's
History of Europe-Book-publishing in England-
Fanny Fern's Leaves-Asbury University-Hum-
boldt-Education in New Hampshire-George Sand

-Literature in France. The North-Western University, near Chicago, promises to be one of the most commanding literary institutions of the country. Its financial basis is large and substantial : the trustees report about $250,000 already provided; nearly $150,000 of which is in real estate; and they propose to extend the endowment to half a million. A Biblical Institute, on the University premises, but on a distinct financial basis, has already more than $100,000 pledged to it. The trustees of the University, at their last meeting, elected Rev. Messrs. W. D. Godman, U. S. Noyes, and A. Stevens, professors. Other professors are soon to be chosen. How far the services of those already announced may be contingent has not been stated; but we doubt not that an institution of such substantial promise can command all desirable ability. Rev. Dr. Hinman, whose labors in founding the institution have been indefatigable, is its president. Its scheme of instruction is comprehensive, and strikes us as devised with much wisdom. It includes the principal features of the new course of Brown University - that is, in other words, the best

1. A Classical Course of fonr years.
2. An Elective Course of four years,
8. A Scientific Course of four years.

The Classical Course and the knowledge necessary for admission to it, will be fully equal to that of any of the older colleges in the country, not excepting Yale or Harvard.

The Elective Course of four years will allow of seJections from a prescribed range of studies, on a plan siinilar to that recently adopted at Brown University and the University of Virginia. The same acquirements will be necessary for admission as in the Classical Course, and no degree will be conferred witbout & full equivalent to the latter. It will be made the heariest single course in the University.

The Scientific Course will embrace four full years, and in a portion of its studies will be parallel with the Classical Course. It is designed to impart & more estensive knowledge of the English language and literature, of mathematics and the natural sciences, and chemistry, together with a more practical application of the latter to agriculture and the industrial arts than is usual in most colleges.

Students, who are not candidates for a degree, or their parents or guardians for them, will be permit. ted to select such studies as taste and utility may dictate, or the designs of the future life require. With this privilege, the student may study what he chooses, and for a longer or shorter period as he chooses provided he is prepared to enter the college classes of the studies selected, and is not idle on the one hand, nor too grasping on the other, and secures a complete knowledge of the branches selected before entering upon others.

To secure a degree in both the Classical and Scientific courses will require at least sic years of ordinary college study after matriculation; nevertheless, the qualification of the student, and not the length of time spent in the University, shall be the standard for a de- of Joseph Train, antiquarian ; £80 to the daughgree in either. After the University is fully organ- | ters of Dr. Macgillioray, naturalist; £50 to the ized, students will be admitted to advanced standing from other colleges on the usual conditions.

widow of James Hogg, “ Ettrick Shepherd;" The following is the arrangement of professorships

£40 to the daughters of James Kenny, periin the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts : odical litterateur; and £50 to Mrs. Lee, widow

1. A Professorship of Moral Philosophy and Logic.
2. A Professorship of Intellectual Philosophy, Polit-

of Bowditch, the African traveler. ical Economy, and the Philosophy of History.

Prescott'& Nero Work.-We are happy to learn, 8. A Professorship of Rhetoric and English Literature.

from the Boston Transcript, that William H. 4. A Professorship of Mathematics.

Prescott has finished the second volume of his 5. A Professorship of Natural Philosopby,

“ History of Philip the Second," a work to which omy, Civil Engineering, and kindred studies. 6. A Professorship of the Greek Language and Lit

he has devoted himself for sereral years, and erature,

which, as the composition of his ripest powers, 7. A Professorship of the Latin Language and Lit will doubtless prove to be his chef d'auvre. The erature. 8. A Professorship of Chemistry and its Application

two volumes already completed will be sent to to Agriculture and the Arts.

the press at once, and be published in the course 9. A Professorship of Geology, Mineralogy, Botany, of the autumn. The remaining volumes will be Zoology, and kindred studies.

published separately, at intervals of about two 10. X Professorship of German, French, and other Modern Languages and Literature.

years, and the whole work will probably em11. A Professorship of Hebrew and other Oriental brace six volumes—not too many for so great Languages and Literature.

and complex a subject. 12. A Professorship of the Fine Arts and Arts of Design.

An Old Printer.-M. Barth, printer of Bres13. A Professorship of Didactics-Physical Educa

law, celebrated the present year the 350th antion, and Hygiene.

14. A Professorship of Natural History, Compara niversary of the first book printed in his estabtive Anatomy, and Physiology.

| lishment. This book is a German legend of

some rank, and appeared in 1504. M. Barth's The publication of the “ Penny Magazine,"

printing-office is the oldest in Europe, and has and of “ Chambers' Journal," in 1832, was con

| been for 350 years uninterruptedly in the hands current with a general increase in the demand

of his ancestors and himself. for periodical works. At the end of 1831 there were issued 177 monthly publications, a single Gabriele Rosetti, one of the most distinguished copy of which cost £17 128. 6d. At the end of Italian poets and prose writers of modern times, 1843 there were 236 monthly periodicals, a died in exile at London recently, at an advanced single copy of which cost £23 38. 6d. At the age. Signor Rosetti wrote a very elaborate end of 1853 there were 362 of the same monthly commentary on Dante, which was condemned class, a single copy of which cost £14 178. 6d. | by the Papal Index at Rome as a heretical book. In 1831 the average price of the monthly pe The author was a Protestant, and a strong beriodicals was 2s. ; in 1833, 1s. 11td.; and in liever in evangelical doctrines; being blind, he 1853, 9 d. Can there be any doubt of the dictated his poems to his daughter, who lives adaptation of periodical literature, during these in exile to mourn the death of her beloved years, to the wondrous extension of readers in father. England? The literature and engravings of the

The Boston Transcript says that Mr. Prescott “ Penny Cyclopædia” cost $210,000, but the

has already received offers from more than one speculation involved an enormous loss. It had

London publisher for the English copyright of been calculated that there would have been

his History of Philip II. ; and it is understood forty thousand purchasers, in which case the

that Mr. Bentley has secured it, at a price which sale would have been remunerative. But one

is probably greater than has ever before been great defect was, that the publication extended

paid in England for the copyright of an Amerover eleven years, during which interval the

ican historical work, namely, one thousand pounds sale dwindled from fifty thousand to twenty

a volume. It is, therefore, not only certain that thousand! Periodicals of a great run have all

American books are read in England, but also, had a downfall in England.

which unhappily cannot yet be said of English The New Ouarterlu Perier (London) places the books in America-that their authors receive “ Lamplighter” as high as “Uncle Tom.” It

more substantial rewards than mere increase of says the former is full of American “vulgar

reputation. The copyright will bring the disisms." Neither work gets much credit from this

tinguished author about thirty thousand dollars able journal.

from Great Britain, and is the most emphatic

answer yet made to the unworthy sneer of the A sum of £1,200 sterling, annually allotted English reviewer, who, years ago, wrote that by the British government for the purpose of short but bitter slander upon our countryliterary pensions, has this year been bestowed “Who reads an American book ?" as follows :-£100 a year to Sir Francis Head; £100 to Mrs. Moir, widow of “Delta," of

Mr. Bernstein, publisher of the Anzeiger, in

St. Louis, is translating into Germau Mr. BenBlackwood's Magazine; £100 to Alaric A. Watts;

ton's " Thirty Years in the United States Sen£100 to Dr. Hincks, antiquarian; £100 to

ate." He designs publishing an edition of two daughters of Joseph Tucker, a Surveyor in the Navy, (not known in literature ;) £80 to Rev.

thousand copies. William Hickey, “ Martin Doyle;" £100 to the The third volume of Alison's “ History of Euwidow of Sir Harris Nicolas ; £50 to the widow rope, from the Fall of Napoleon," &c., has apof Dr. Glen, missionary; £100 to the widow of peared in England. Alison is a literary charlOliver Lang, Surveyor in the Navy, (not known atan ; intolerably diffuse in style, inaccurate in in literature ;) £50 to the widow and daughters | facts, tory in politics, personally conceited, and

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