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'I have you now, my lord,' said the intruder, after all of the good results anticipated by Sultan Mahyour boasts, as I hear, that you would never let your moud. To attain this object, the muftis adopted self be robbed !-_Nor would I now,' said Lord Berkeley, putting his hand into his pocket, as though to draw

the expedient of working on the religious fears forth his purse, but for that other fellow peeping over of the youthful prince. One day as he was vour shoulder.' The highwayman hastily turned round praying, according to custom, at his father's to look at this unexpected intruder, when the earl,

tomb, he heard a voice from beneath reiterating palling out, instead of a purse, a pistol, shot himn dead upon the spot."

in a stifled tone the words, “I burn!” The

next time that he prayed there, the same words Here we have some lively pictures of Oxford

assailed his ears. “I burn !” was repeated a hundred years ago, and of the state of educa

again and again, and no word besides. He aption generally among classes only a degree be

plied to the chief of the imans to know what low the highest :

this prodigy might mean, and was informed in * While we may reject in all the more essential fea

reply that his father, though a great man, bad tures such gross caricatures as those of Squire Western and Parson Trulliber, we yet cannot deny that many,

also been, unfortunately, a great reformer, and both of the country gentlemen and clergy, in that age, that as such it was but too much to be feared showed signs of a inuch-neglected education. For this that he had a terrible penance to undergo in both our universities, but Oxford principally, must be blamed. I have heard,' says Dr. Swift, more than

the other world. The sultan sent his brotherone or two persons of high rank declare they could in-law to pray at the same place, and after- . learn nothing more at Oxford and Cambridge than to ward several others of his household ; and on drink ale and smoke tobacco; wherein I firmly be

each occasion the same portentous words were lieved them, and could have added some hundred examples from my own observations in one of these

heard. One day he announced his intention of universities,'-meaning that of Oxford. * * Gibbon going in state to his father's tomb, and was tells us of his tutor at Magdalen College, that this gen

attended thither by a splendid retinue, includtleman well remembered he had a salary to receive, and only forgot he had a duty to perform. * $ Lord

ing the chief doctors of the Mohammedan lay. Eldon, then Mr. John Scott, of University College, and Again during his devotions were heard the words, who passed the schools in February, 1770, gave the fol “ I burn,” and all except the sultan trembled. lowing account of them: 'An examination for a degree

Rising from his prayer-carpet, he called in his at Oxford was in my time a farce. I was examined in Hebrew and in history. “What is the Hebrew for guards, and commanded them to dig up the the place of a skull?" I replied, “ Golgotha." “ Who pavement and remove the tomb. It was in rain founded University College?" I stated (though, by

that the muftis interposed, reprobating so great the way, the point is sometimes doubted) that King Alfred founded it. " Very well, sir," said the ex

a profanation, and uttering dreadful warnings aminer; " you are competent for your degree."

as to its consequences. The sultan persisted; * To the neglect of education in that age we may the tomb was laid bare, and in a cavity skilfully also in part ascribe the prevalence of drinking and gaming. It is remarkable how widely the former ex

left there was found—not a burning sultan, but iended, notwithstanding the high prices of wine. Swift a dervish. The young monarch regarded him notes in his account-book, that going with a friend to for a time fixedly and with great silence, and & London tavern, they paid sixteen shillings for two

then said, without any further remark, or the bottles of Portugal and Florence, Instances of gross intemperance were certainly in that age not rare.

slightest expression of anger, “You burn? We Lord Eldon assured me that he had seen at Oxford a must cool you in the Bosphorus.” In a few doctor of divinity whom he knew, so far the worse for

minutes more the dervish was in a bag, and the & convivial entertainment, that he was unable to walk home without leaning for support with his hand upon

bag was immediately after in the Bosphorus; the walls; but baving, by some accident, staggered to while the sultan rode back to his palace, accomthe rotunda of the Radcliffe Library, which was not as

panied by his household and ministers. yet protected by a railing, he continued to go round and round, wondering at the unwonted length of the street, but still revolving, and supposing he went

The last of Boswell's ever-entertaining dramatis straight, until some friend--perhaps the future chan- 1 personce has gone. The English papers reported cellor himself-relieved him from his embarrassment,

lately the death, at Richmond, of Mrs. Jane and sent him on his way. Even where there might be no positive excess, the best company of that day would

Langton, last surviving daughter of Bennet devote a long time to the circulation of the bottle. In Langton, Esq., of Langton, Lincolnshire, and of Scotland, where habits of hard drinking were still far

the Countess Dowager of Rothes. The London more rife than in England, the principal landed gentlemen, some eighty years ago, dined for the most part at

Mustrated News says: four o'clock, and did not quit the dining-room nor "Mrs. Jane Langton was the god-daughter of Samuel rejoin the ladies till ten or eleven. Sometimes, as Johnson. Her birth is mentioned in Boswell'under the among the Edinburgh magnates, there might be a flow year 1777. How strange soever it may seem, Miss Jane of bright conviviality and wit, but in most cases noth Langton, who died at Richmond lately, was the coring could well be duller than these topers. There is respondent of Samuel Johnson, who died seventy years named a lowland gentleman of large estate, and well since. In · Boswell' may be seen a beantiful letter remembered in whig circles, who used to say that, as from Johnson to his little god-daughter, acknowledg. he thought, the great bane of all society is conversa- ing a pretty letter he had just received from her. It tion!'"

begins, My dear Miss Jenny:' is full of good advice

for a girl of her years, conveyed in words exquisitely “ COULD N'T COME IT.”—Mr. Aubrey de Vere, in

simple for the great lexicographer; and written withal,

as Boswell tells us, in a large round hand, nearly rehis interesting work, “ Picturesque Sketches in

sembling printed characters, that she might have the Greece and Turkey,” relates a good anecdote of satisfaction of reading it herself. When you are a litAbdul Medjid, which occurred soon after his ac- |

tle older (it is thus the great man concludes his letter cession, and shows that, in some respects at least,

to Miss Jenny) I hope you will be very diligent in

learning arithmetic, and, above all, that through your he is not disposed to follow up the strong tradi whole life you will carefully say your prayers and read tions of his race. At the

your Bible. Simple words those, but from how great the ulema was resolved, if possible, to prevent

a man! Miss Jenny remembered the injunction of her

illustrious godfather, and was proud of showing the the new sultan from carrying on those reforms

i cillus on those reforms letter which the great moralist had sont her-framed which had ever been so distasteful to the Turks, and glazed, in her favorite Apartment at Richmond. grating at once against their religious associa- If Queeny Thrale, afterward Baroness Kelth, is no

longer living, Mrs. Jane Langton (My dear Miss Jenny) tions and their pride of race, and which recent

ent was the last survivor of all the persons mentioned in events had certainly proved not to be productive | Boswell's delightful biography."

Mrs. Stowe's work on England abounds in marginalia, which contain criticisms on the Scriptures, briéf sketches of notable characters. She gives Many of these have been published, some have lost

their interest by the recent advances in Biblical criti. rather an unexpected portrait of the celebrated

cism, and some may hereafter appear; though, as many Primate of Ireland. She says :-“ Archbishop

of them were evidently not intended for publication, Whately, I thought, seemed rather inclined to they await a final judginent with respect to the time, be jocose; he seems to me like some of our

form, and occasion of their appearance. But no work

with the title above stated, no work with any similar American divines—a man who pays little atten

object -- except the Confessions of an Inquiring tion to forms, and does not value them. There Spirit-is, as far as I know, in existence. is & kind of brusque humor in his address, a

"The work to which I suppose the writer alludes

as the History of Philosophy, is in my possession. It downright heartiness, which reminds one of

was presented to me by the late J. Hookam Frere, and western character. If he had been born in our consists of notes, taken for him by an eminent shortlatitude, in Kentucky or Wisconsin, the natives hand writer, of the course of lectures delivered by would have called him Whately, and said he

Coleridge on that subject. Unfortunately, however,

these potos are wholly unfit for publication, as indeed was a real steamboat on an argument. This is

may be inferred from the fact, communicated to me by not precisely the kind of man we look for in an Coleridge, that the person employed confessed after archbishop. One sees traces of this humor in the first lecture that he was unable to follow the lechis Historic Doubts concerning the Existence

turer in consequence of becoming perplexed and de

layed by the novelty of thought and language, for of Napoleon.' I conversed with some who knew which he was wholly unprepared by the orilinary exhim intimately, and they said that he delighted ercise of his art. If this History of Philosophy is to in puns and odd turns of language.” .

be published in an intelligible form, it will require to be re-written; and I would willingly undertake tho task, had I not, in connexion with Coleridge's views,

other and more pressing objects to accomplish. In the course of a Memoir of the late Mrs.

"I come now to the fourth work, the great work' Southey, the London Atheneum observes that on Philosophy. Touching this the writer quotes from no sacrifice could have been greater than the one of Coleridge's letters of this work something

more than a volume has been dictatod by me, so as to one that lady made when she married Southey.

exist fit for the press. She resigned a much larger income on her “I need not here ask whether the conclusion is cormarriage than she knew she could receive at rect, that because something more than a yolume' is her husband's death. She consented to unite

fit for the press, I am therefore responsible for the

whole work, of which the "something more than a herself to him, with a sure provision of the

volume' is a part ! But--shaping my answer with awful condition of mind to which he would reference to the real point at issue - I have to state, shortly be reduced; with a certain knowledge

for the information of Coleridge's readers, that although

in the materials for the volume there are introductions of the injurious treatment to which she might

and intercalations on subjects of speculative interest, be exposed, from the purest motive that could such as to entitle them to appear in print, the main actuate a woman in forming such a connection portion of the work is a philosophical cosmogony, -namely, the faint hope that her devotedness

which I foar is scarcely adapted for scientific readers,

or corresponds to the requirements of modern science. and zeal might enable her, if not to avert the At all events, I do not hesitate to say that the comcatastrophe, to acquire at least a legal title to pletion of the whole would be requisite for the intelliminister to the sufferer's comforts, and watch | gibility of the part which exists in manuscript.

"Meanwhile, I can assure the friends and admirers over the few sad years of existence that might of Coleridge, that notbing now exists in manuscript remain to him.

which wonld add materially to the elucidation of his

philosophical doctrines." COLERIDGE'S UNPUBLISHED Max SCRIPTS.

A collection of errors of the press of the Some time ago we quoted a few remarks from

malignant type would be among the curiosities an English periodical respecting the unpublished works of Coleridge, in which Mr. J. H. Green,

of literature. Bayle records several curious

specimens. In the loyal Courier of former days to whom the MSS. were intrusted, was charged with unjustifiably withholding them from the

it appeared that His Majesty George the Fourth public. Mr. Green has appeared, in a note to

had a fit of the gout at Brighton. We have

seen advertised a sermon, by a celebrated divine, the public, with a vindication of himself. There

on the Immorality of the Soul, and also the were four works in question, viz.: the Logic;

Lies of the Poets, which should be a very comthe "great work” on Philosophy; the Assertion

prehensive publication. The vicinity of Lives of Religion, a work on the Old and New Testa

and Lies is indeed most dangerous, a single ments; and the History of Philosophy. From

letter more or less making a lie of a life, or a Mr. Green's note it appears that we have very

life of a lie. Glory, too, is liable to the same little to expect regarding these great literary

mischance, the dropping of the liquid making projects. He says :

it all gory. What is treason, asked a wag, but w of the four works in question, the Logic-as will reason to a t? which t an accident of the press be seen by turning to the passage in the Letters, vol. ii, may displace with the most awkward effect. p. 150, to which the writer refers as the testimony

Imagine a historical character impeached for of Coleridge himself'- is described as nearly ready for the press, though as yet unfinished; and I apprehend reason, or reasonable practices. Misprints are it may be proved by reference to Mr. Stutfield's notes, no doubt reducible to laws; and this is certain, the gentlernan to whom it is there said they were dic that they always fall upon the tenderest part tated, and who possesses the original copy, that the work never was finished. Of the three parts men

of an author's writing, and where there is a tioned as the components of the work, the Oriterion | vital meaning to be destroyed. and Organon do not to my knowledge exist; and with regard to the other parts of the manuscript, including

THE WORLD'S MORTALITY.—The Merchant's the Canon, I believe that I have exercised a sound discretion in not publishing them in their present form

Ledger has made a calculation of the number and unfinished state.

of persons who have died since the commence“ or the alleged work on the Old and New Testa- ment of the Christian era. It sums up the ments, to be called The Assertion of Religion, I have

deaths at three billions one hundred and forty no knowledge. There exist, doubtless, in Coleridge's handwriting, many notos, detached fragments and | millions.

A noble edifice, costing $11,000, exclusive of the OUR BOSTON LETTER.

land and furniture, has just been finished and dedicated Stereoscope--Southworth and Hawes-Normal Schools-Engray

for a State Normal School in Salem, Mass. Tbe missor inga--Landing of the Pilgrims-Water Color Paintings-Dr.

of the city, in bis address at the opening services, Cotting on Consumption-Literary Notices Lectures,

claimed for Salem the discovery of free schoolism."

Within some eight or ten years after its settlement tbe In no one of the arts has there been a more rapid ad-| selectmen of the town voted that in all cases where vance than in that of photography. One beautiful the parent was unable to pay for his children to go to discovery after another has brought it to a very high school, the deficiency should be made up by the publie degree of perfection, and fairly placed the snn in lively tax. This the mayor considered the germ of the great competition with art in the work of portrait and land- idea of the public school system. Professor Felton, of scape taking. Of late the daguerreian art has been most Cambridge, gave the young ladies assembled upon the happily applied to the illustration of an interesting occasion such wholesome advice as, it is hoped, will optical discovery, made by Professor Wheatstone, not soon be forgotten. He warned them against the styled the stereoscope. It is evident, that with our | iron rule of fashion, urging them not to neglect their double vision, while one image is made upon the retina, physical systems. Speaking of the tyranny of dress, we take in more of the object than would be visible he gave a mortal thrust at the bonnets of the day. with but one eye. The stereoscope is arranged with | He said that an eminent medical gentleman in Essex reference to this fact. Two pictures are taken from & County recently told him, that since the presret different point of view, some two and one half inches fashion of bonnets, his call to attend cases of ophthalmis to the right or left of each other-this being the dis had increased five hundred per cent., and he had found tance between the eyes-and the two views are made them the most difficult that he had ever managed. to produce a single impression, not as seen in the pic. He stated, also, that he had found one young woman ture, but as seen in nature, standing out from the back willing to follow his prescription, which was either to ground, and by a perfect optical illusion presenting the wear a bonnet which could protect the eyes from the appearance of a solid body or of statuary. Such was perpendicular effect of the light, or else to wear green the stereoscope. A practical difficulty was however goggles-she chose the green goggles ! discovered in the operation of this instrument; for One cannot but be struck with the change going on while it brought the picture out from the background, in the public taste in reference to the pictorial art it did not always preserve a correct relation of the It is but a late event that tine engravings of the best parts. It would give a perfect view of all objects in paintings in oil have been multiplied and offered st the same plane, while other portions would appear out prices which bring them within the means of persons of drawing, too far forward, or behind, distorting the of limited fortunes. A good painting is too expensive image. By the natural vision this discrepancy is for ordinary buyers, but copies of the finest works of corrected by changing the position, by a vertical art, old and new, admirably engraved, are fast finding motion of the eye, or by the habit of comparison. In their way to this country from the full portfolios of applying this beautiful discovery to daguerreian pic- England and Continental Europe. These splendid tures this discrepancy became peculiarly apparent, and pictures are crowding the indifferent paintings from presented an interesting optical problem for study and public and private walls, and creating a more correct solution.

taste in the community. Mr. Parker, whose windows on Messrs. Sonthworth & Hawes, who rank among the Cornhill are standing temptations to all the passers-br, first of our artists in this branch of the profession, and and whose rooms are thronged with admiring visitors, who are besides gentlemen of liberal scholarship, is continually adding rich importations of large and having become interested in stereoscopic experiments, rare pictures from Europe to his stock. He has jast and continually oppressed with this practical difficulty, received Simmons's admirable engraving of Luer's simultaneously fell upon the discovery of the cause. great painting of the Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers It occurred to them that in forming an image of an The picture is a volume in itself, eloquently, although object we not only received an impression through silently, reciting the solemn and sublime events of that both eyes, but corrected this impression by a vertical memorable disembarkation. Every figure is a distinct motion. They therefore took the second picture for character, and the whole group seems translated into the stereoscope, not only two inches to the right of lifo and to be again enacting before you the very the other, but raised two inches out of the plane of the scenes its pictorial presentation records. It will be other. This experiment proved perfectly successful; both an ornament and a teacher of art and piety in any the image not only, at once, became statuesque, but dwellings which it may adorn. Special attention has remained correct in drawing, every part preserving its been given, of late, to painting in water colors in proper perspective. This discovery of the stereoscopic Europe. An artist friend, who has just returned from angle, or angle of vision, the ingenious discoverers have England, assures us that the finest paintings be ever made their own, in its practical application, by letters looked upon are of this description, and galleries are patent, taken out both in England and in this country. | filling up with them. They are said to be exceedingly In addition to this they have invented an admirable rich in coloring, and to retain their delicacy and distinct. portable case, for the exhibition of the pictures, and by ness longer than paintings on canvass. Mr. Parker tbe happy adjustment of reflectors and the use of a has taken measures to provide our amateurs with an magnifying glass, with the most perfect harmony, opportunity for a personal inspection of these new er. the double pictures, of the size of life, become one; periments in art. and all the effect of a room of statuary is produced, as Of late, highly interesting examinations have been one representation after another passes before the eye. conducted and are still in progress in this vicinity, By a simple form of mechanism, fifty or more double in reference to consumption, the scourge of onr northdaguerreotypes are arranged in the box, and, by ern climate, and the angel of death that most often the movements of one or two levers, turned by a spreads its wings over our firesides, Dr. Cotting the small wheel, the pictures are made to glide noiselessly accomplished curator of the Lowell Institute, bas before the eye. For this apparatus, also, a patent has pnblished the results of his observations in the city been taken; and the proprietors are prepared to sup of Roxbury, where he has been for years a successful ply purchasers of the instrument with all the necessary and respected practitioner. Some of his conclusions, appliances for a successful and beautiful exhibition. amply sustained by statistics, are at variance with the For academies, for public or private exhibitions, and preconceptions of the public, both professional and even for families, a more delightful and instructive unprofessional. As to change of climate, he says: entertainment could not be secured than that afforded "Nor have we from these cases any assurance that a by this admirable optical panorama.

change of climate has been of decided benefit to inNormal schools sustained by the state for the dividuals. Some of them sought relier within the education of teachers have become established institu- tropics; some westward; some northward. But they tions in Massachusetts, and are providing annually all failed in obtaining the desired end; and some, after an increasing class of well-trained female teachers for privations whose recital makes even the stranger's our primary and grammar schools. There are now heart to ache, have expired far from country, kindred. four in operation in the state under accomplished and home." Of cod-liver oil, so many gallons of instructors, and a wide and promising field for the which, horrible as it is to swallow, poor sufferers are development of the mental activity and for honorablo painfully attempting to force down their stomachs, toil is open by them before the intelligent young females the doctor says: "In some cases it seemed to be 18of our commonwealth. The city of Boston has follow. similated, and to furnish a deposit of fat and corporeal ed the example of the state, and among her schools has volume, greatly to the encouragement of the patient; established a Normal School for girls, in which, out of but in the larger portion it deranged the digestive her own "raw material," she may provide herself with organs, created nausea, and impaired the appetite. the best trained and most accomplished assistants and | A few seemed to thrive under its administration; but teachers for her schools.

an exploration of the lungs showed that the amendment was only apparent and partial. So far as a truly im- | will blame him for arresting these fugitives and bindpartial endeavor could discern, its only useful purpose ing them to perpetual service. They also announce was an article of food in the few cases where any & new and enlarged edition of “Mosses from an benefit seemed to be derived from it. In no singlo Old Manse," by Nathaniel Hawthorne; “Mernorable instance could an absolute arrest of the disease, for Women," by Mrs. Newton Crosland; and "Illustraeven a limited time, be unmistakably attributed to the tions of Genius, in some of its Relations to Culture effects of the oil. A strong argument for its useless and Society," by Henry Giles. ness as & remedy to prevent the development of con Munroe & Co. will soon issue “Will's Chemistry;" sumption may be found in the fact that the ratio of it being a translation from the German of Professor deaths from that disease to the whole number from all Will, of the University of Giessen. The translation is causes among us, where more oil has been taken than by Daniel Breed, M. D., of the United States Patent perhaps in any other locality, has increased during the | Office, and Dr. Skinner, of the Washington Medical period of the greatest devouring of the oil from one in | College. It will form an octavo volume. They will six to one in five." His hygienic suggestions are also publish at an early date a revised and abridged worthy of consideration, “Clothing, food, and ex edition of “Stewart's Philosophy, with Critical and ercise," he says, “must receive the chief attention. Explanatory Notes," by Francis Bowen, Professor of Clothing, warın, woolen, and to an amount rarely worn Moral Philosophy in Harvard University. This will in this region, summer as well as winter; food, form a large 12ino. of five hundred pages. generous, nutritious, including meat from fatted Jenks, Hickling & Sloan are bringing rapidly through animals, and not unfrequently stimulants; exercise, their press a new and revised edition of the - History in the open air, both active and passive, every day, of Greece," by William Smith, LL.D., editor of the wet or dry, in storm or shine, winter or summer. Dictionary of Roman Antiquities, &c. This edition is The winds and storms, if sufficiently guarded against issued under the editorial supervision of Professor by abundant and suitable clothing, (even the much Felton of Harvard University, and will contain copious abused east winds) can be more safely encountered notes illustrative of the text. The accomplished editor than physicians have always been willing to admit. will also append an additional chapter upon tho There is seldom a day throughout the year when, Modern Ilistory and Present Condition of Greece. if suitable for the well, it may not be better for Having lately returned from the scenes of classic story, consumptives, at least in the incipient stages of the professor will be enabled to give special interest the disease, to take the air, than to remain within and value to this standard work. Weber's Outlines of doors."

Universal History, by the same publishers, revised Dr. Wayland, of Brown's University, is now carrying and improved by Francis Bowen, of Harvard College, through the press of Phillips, Sampson & Co., & is taking its place in the English department of most "Treatise upon Mental Philosophy," a digest of his I of our New England Colleges and higher academies. class lectures upon this science. It will make a stout It is at the head of compendious histories of the duodecimo of five hundred pages; and coming from world. one whose volumes upon moral and political philos Crosby & Nichols have in press a “Commentary on ophy have been so successful, it will undoubtedly bo | Romans," by Rev. A. A. Livermore; “The Belief of received with favor, both by academic and general 1 the first three Centuries concerning Christ's Mission students.

to the Underworld," by Frederick Huidekoper: "The Jacob Abbott, who has been upon a tour in Europe, Life and Character of Rey. Sylvester Judd;"' "The is engaged upon an interesting series of juveniles, Works of Ann Letitia Barbanld, with a Memoir." which are finely published by Reynolds & Co. There Bancroft will issue very soon, through the press of are to be six volumes of travels in Europe: Switzerland | Little, Brown & Co., the sixth volume of his “History." is just out, and London, Scotland, and the Rhine will The beautiful Aldini edition of the Poets, published follow in course. The volumes are beautifully illus by this house, increases by continued additions, and trated, and written in the charming and instructive we learn the enterprise is generously sustained by tho style of the author. We saw one of our New England reading community. The last volumes contain the governors, lately returned from a European tour, poems of Akenside, Parnell, Ticke!), and Gay, in two quite absorbed in the volume upon Paris, while volumes. traveling in a railway car, a short time since.

With all the attractions presented by the theater and Ten volumes of Dr. Cumming's works have been opera, for the use of which immense sums have been published by Jewett & Co. The sale is very large, expended during the last season, the lecture still which certainly is a hopeful sign of the times, as these promises to be the great feature of the winter's enterbooks are eminently Scriptural and evangelical. The tainment. Several literary and scientific courses aro nine exegetical volumes will be published in hand already announced, and the first talent in the country some, uniform bindings, and inclosed in a case, to be has been secured to sustain them. There will be four offered as a series for presents during the holidays. or five gratuitous courses before the Lowell Lyceum; A beautiful and a wholesome gift, indeed, will they the first of which is to be given by Professor Felton, make.

with Modern Greece for his subject. The Mercantile In the next edition of the Plurality of Worlds, the Library will present its usual brilliant array of literary publishers will append the answer which has been names, and crowd the temple with its immense audiprepared by its author to the objections which have ences. The Transcript says that “one of our most been advanced in the leading reviews to his theory. popular speakers informs us, that within six weeks The answer will also be published separately for the he has declined upward of forty invitations to deliver benefit of those who have purchased the first edition, lectures. Another of our friends, who appeared before Gould & Lincoln, who publish the above, will also soon several societies in this vicinity last winter, declined issue a didactic work which has been well received one hundred and ninety invitations to repeat his lecin England, entitled “Christianity viewed in some of tures. Several of our well-known lecturers spoke its Leading Aspects," by A. P. J. Foote, author of upon upward of fifty nights last winter, and a few of Incidents in the Life of the Saviour. The author of the speakers most in demand lectured from eighty to that very popular book for boys, called Clinton, has in a hundred times during the season. One of the most their press another volume for the same lively readers, popular lecturers of the country traveled upward to be styled “Oscar."

of ten thousand miles last winter, and addressed upThe seventh and eighth volumes of “Lingard's ward of ninety thousand people. For a hundred History of England" have been delivered to the trade days, he averaged a hundred miles of travel a day, in by Phillips, Sampson & Co.

order to meet his engagements. A friend, who is an Messrs. Ticknor & Fields, who have taken the poets eloquent extemporaneous speaker, informed us, that of the nineteenth century under their special care, he had received nearly a thousand dollars for a single have just introduced a new aspirant to the public lecture, and the subject had so expanded upon his attention. At the opening of the great theater in hands, that although he never spoke beyond an hour, Boston, a few weeks since, upon unsealing the envel he had material enough to occupy three hours upon op containing the name of the successful competitor the there, and yet he had never written out a word for the prize poem, spoken on the occasion, Thomas of the lecture!" The Anti-Slavery Society will W. Parsons was announced as the author. His col secure the delivery of a course of lectures upon topics lected poems, forming a handsome volume of the serial peculiarly adapted to the times; and two courses of size published by this house, fully justify the honor of Sabbath evening sermons will be preached before the print and binding with which they have become Christian Associations of young men. embodied. In the same neat style of publication, This is the day of free speech, and every man that Whittier presents his prose articles, contributed from has the pen of a ready writer” finds an appreciating time to time to the public prints, to his numerous | audience. There will be considerable license in all readers. They are perennial flowers preserving their this freedom of address; but truth is omnipotent, and verdure and fragrance unaffected by time. No one | God is at the helmn!

B. K. P.

Book Notices.

The Gentile Nations-A Plea for Infant Baptism- | give evidences in the work that their minds Stories of the Norsemen--Kenneth Forbes-Bohn's have been thoroughly infected by its annen

$ superSeries - Jay's Morning and Evening Exercises

stitions. All the marvels of the preternatural Life of Carrosso - Firmilian; or, the Student of Badajos-Fitzherald; or, the Temptation--The Bet in literature belong to these magical pagester Land; or, the Believer's Journey and Future | even the latest phenomena of Table Turning Home-Grandpierre's Glance at America--Sunday

and Spirit Rapping receive attention. Hungary, School Hymn Book-Fowlers and Wells' AlmanacsThe Living World--The Religious Denominations

with a Memoir of Kossuth, is another of these in the United States The Scout-Nautical Maga fine volumes. It is chiefly a justificatory biogzino and Commercial Review-lleroines of History

raphy of Kossuth, the historical portion being -Milton's Works --Goldsmith's Poems and Essays.

but introductory to the personal narrative. MESSRS. CARLTON & PHILLIPS, New-York, have | The whole forms a comprehensive survey of issued the third and concluding part of Smith's the development and catastrophe of the Hon. “ Sacred Annals." It is entitled The Gentile garian movement. The third work is the Nations, and forms a stout octavo of more than fourth volume of Gibbon': Decline and Fall. six hundred and sixty pages. The preceding Bohn's is one of several rival editions now issuing works of the series have enabled the reading from the English press. It abounds in Faripublic to estimate its merits, and, bating the orum notes, including those of Guizot, Wenck, defects of the author's style and some rather

Schreiter, and Hugo; the whole edited, with startling but plausible original hypotheses,

additional illustrations, by “ an English clergythese three publications must be admitted to man.” It is probably the best edition yet be among the most substantial issues of our printed of this historical classic. theological literature for the last ten years. We have repeatedly referred to Bohn's serial The chief characteristics of the present volume l publications as unquestionably the best and are, that it first sketches skillfully the religious cheapest ever attempted by the English press. history of the Egyptiaus, Assyrians, Babylonians, Our estimate of them is confirmed by every new Medes, Persians, Greeks, and Romans. Second, number. They are edited with great care, it comprises the important results of the late are mostly standards, and their typography is Egyptian, Persian, and Assyrian researches liberal and even elegant. an invaluable advantage. Third, it forms & complete connection of sacred and profane

Carter of Brothers, New-York, have issued a history. The publishers have got up the work complete edition of Jay's Morning and Erening in excellent style; it reminds us of the better

Exerciscs, in four volumes-one for each season. class of English publications.

This work is a classic in our devotional litera We are indebted to the same publishers for

ture, too well known to need a word of comA Plea for Infant Baptism, by the Rev. Moses

mendation. We only remark that its mechaniHill-a very small volume but comprising an

cal style is very neat, the paper good, the type unusual amount of argument. Mr. Hill defines

large, and the binding substantial. elaborately the relation of the Abrahamic cove Robert Hall says that he sought invigoration nant to the Christian dispensation, and makes for his spiritual nature in the biographies of the continuation of the former into the latter Wesleyan Methodism. One of the very best of the basis of his argument, insisting that the these is the Life of Oarvosso, a remarkable facts and words of Scripture relating to his personal demonstration of the power and uses subject are to be viewed in the light of this

of faith. A translation of it, in the Swedish hypotheses, and that, thus viewed, “they all language, lies upon our table, got out by the speak with a clearness for infant baptism which Methodist Tract Society, from the press of cannot be misunderstood." We recommend

Carlton of Phillips, Nero - York. It is one of the this brief essay to all parties on the question, neatest issues of these superior publishers. as among the ablest extant.

They have also the English edition in various Two juvenile volumes have been sent us by styles. the same house, Stories of the Norsemen and

No recent work has produced a greater Kenneth Forbes : the former is a series of bio

sensation in England than Firmilian; or, the graphical pictures, taken from the history of

Student of Badajos. A spasmodic tragedy, by the Norwegian invasions of England-the latter

atter | F. Percy Jones. It is attributed to Professor a little tale showing fourteen modes of Scrip

Aytoun of Blackwood's Magazine, and its de ture instruction, as exemplified by a Christian

sign, though somewhat ambiguous, is to parody mother, and including no insignificant amount

and satirize the new spasmodic school of of Biblical criticism. The mechanical style of

English writers, as exemplified in Carlyle, Gilthese books is worthy of special commendation.

fillan, Tennyson, Alexander Smith, Bailey, and The cuts are numerous and unusually fine.

Dobell, particularly in the Balder of the latter. Four more volumes of Bohn's unrivaled The story is well conducted, the imagery brilseries lie on our table, through the courtesy of " liant and daring, the versification remarkably Messrs. Bangs & Brothers, the American agents. successful, and the satire keen but delicate. The first two comprise the History of Magic, by The satirist, in fine, excels the whole poetic Ennernoser, a German, who has almost ex- tribe which he chastises, and affords a decisire hausted the fertile subject. They have been proof of the facility with which the pseudo translated by William Howitt, and edited by poetry of the day can be produced, and of its his amiable wife, Mary Howitt, both of whom consequent vapidness, notwithstanding its af

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