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Mr. Webster's correspondents were the most distinOUR BOSTON LETTER.

guished public men of the last half-century, both in The lecture season has fairly opened upon us, and the

this country and in Europe, the correspondence must supply of speakers seems to be fully equal to the ex

possess extraordinary interest. From the same house traordinary demand. Modest men, through the kind

has already appeared the sixth volume of Bancrott's offices of their friends, are announcing themselves as the

great work. It treats upon the immediate causes of proprietors of instrnctive and entertaining discourses,

the Revolution, covering in its records the pregnant and ready to serve the eager public for a suitable con

period of eight years between the repeal of the Stamp sideration. No course of lectures excites more atten

Act in 1766, and the forcible efforts to subdue the tion in its announcement than the Anti-Slavery series,

obstinacy of Boston in 1774. Interesting in its subject, to be opened by Honorable Charles Sumner, and to

it is invested with a magical charm by the splendid include within its number eminent speakers. The

rhetoric of its anthor. tickets to the course were nearly exhausted long before Crocker & Brewster, the publishers of Neander's the first lecture. Dr. Felton's course before the Lowell

noble Church History, have issued the fifth and final Institute, upon the “Downfall and Resurrection of

volume of this work. The amiable and learned author Greece," is fully attended by a large and appreciating went quietly to his rest-working upon it till the last, audience; containing, as these lectures do, so much and dying with the harness on--before the manuscript new and valuable matter, and illustrated as they are of this volume was even corrected. But the devoted by so many interesting personal incidents, derived

and pains-taking labors of an accomplished pupil have from a late tour through ihis storied land, they will, secured the completion of the work. Professor Terrey undoubtedly, be published, and obtain a still wider has accomplished an invaluable service for the Church hearing from the public. Overflowing congregations

in his excellent translation of this great history. The attend upon the public services held on Sabbath even present volume is one of peculiar interest, recording, as ings in the Tremont Temple, under the auspices of the it does, the history of Papucy to the Council of Basle, Young Men's Christian Association. The sermons are

the Life and Times of Wiclip, and the Persecu. delivered by the pastors of the vicinity, and are emi

tions and Martyrdom of Huss in Bohemia. The five nently practical. Such seel as is sown on these oc volumes will form & perpetual monument of the casions, falling upon soil so promising, can but produce diligence, eloquence, and piety of this devoted Jewish an abundant harvest of good.

Christian. The two courses of the Mercantile Library Lectures

The second edition of Dr. Wayland's Mental Philos. are to be opened, the first by Honorable Charles Sum ophy has been published by Phillips, Sampson & Co. ner, and the second by Honorable George P. Marsh, This work is enjoying an unprecedented popularity to be followed by Colonel Fremont, Cassius M. Clay, for a philosopbical treatise, and is securing a rapid inE, H, Chapin, H. W. Beecher, and other names of note troduction into the higher grades of instruction. This in the literary and political world. Mr. Clay, of Ken

firin bave fortified themselves against the expected tucky, proposes to remain some considerable time at

demand of the approaching holidays, by preparing a the north, and to address our Lyceums as he may large and beautiful variety of annuals. They have securo opportunities.

published four splendid quarto volumes, illustrated The executors of the late Honorable Samuel Apple with fine steel engravings, and bound in the highest ton, who have in trust the munificent sum of two styles of the art, and nearly a score of juvenile volumes hundred thousand dollars, to be distributed, as directed | by our best writers, adorned with illustrations, and by the will, for "scientific, literary, religious, or chari every way calculated to please and instruct the young table purposes," have transferred stocks to the amount recipients of these handsome annual benefactions. of twenty-five thousand dollars to the Boston Athe It rarely occurs that an old periodical renews its age, næum. The interest is to be applied to the annual in and resumes a forfeited place in the estimation of the crease of the library.

community ; but this is the fortune of the North It was supposed, and generally announced through American. Under the administration of Dr. Peabody, the public prints, that the well-known and honored it has recovered all its pristine vigor and popularity. naine of Charlestown had been effaced from the list of It is sufficiently progressive, full of wholesome truth municipalities-it being merged into Boston, swelling and just criticism; and altogether is a worthy repreits population and bringing renown to its history. sentation of American literature. It deserves all tho But the regret felt by many and the rejoiciny of others credit it has won, and even a larger circulation than it was premature. The Supreme Court has declared the has obtained. Its publishers, Crosby, Nichols & Co., act of annexation unconstitutional, and, for the present announce a new and revised edition of Miss Chandler's at least, Bunker Hill will reinain in Charlestown. " Elements of Character"-a little volume which Honorable George W. Warren, ex-mayor of Charles has already been favorably noticed and received high town, was employed as one of the counsel by the praise from the press in general. The first edition annexationists, and after the unfavorable decision was of the work was exhausted in a few weeks. A second announced, & legal wit, present on the occasion, re series of "Thoughts to Help and to Cheer," furnishing, marked, that “the British and the Bostonians had both with the first series, a text of Scripture, a meditaattempted to take Charlestown, and in each case & tion and appropriate verse of poetry for each day in Wirren had fallen."

the year. Tbe inovement in faror of a Reform School for girls The Edinburgh and London publishers are beginning has resulted successfully. The state offered twenty to compete a little with our booksellers in the sale of thousand dollars, provided the same amount should be their own works. Blackce & Son, in addition to their subscribed by individuals. The latter amount has well-known depot in Fulton-street, New York, offer been obtained, principally in Boston, and the governor their valuable catalogue of standard and illustrated of the state has appointed a judicious commission works to our reading community through Russell & to obtain & site and arrange the details of the in Brothers of our city. While the Ilarpers are busily stitution.

republishing the noble "Imperial Gazetteer" of this In the literary world our publishers are keeping firm, they offer the original edition, with its fine their presses active upon new editions of established engravings, beautiful print, and heavy paper, in numworks, and not a few forthcoming volumes of general bers, or parts, at a greatly reduced price. It is an interest are announced. Honorable Lorenzo Sabine, invaluable encyclopaedia of geography--physical, poliof Framingham, whose articles in the public prints and tical, statistical, and descriptive. speeches in Congress upon the Newfoundland fishery | Wordsworth's Works, complete, with prefaces and question have accomplished more than any other | annotations, on fine paper, in generous type, have been means to bring about the present happy adjustment of issued from the active press of Little, Brown & Co., this matter, has in the press of Crosby, Nichols & Co., in seven volumes. Captain Sleeper, the late excellent a volume upon dueling. It will be an encyclopædia and accomplished editor of the Boston Journal, baving of duels, comprising sketches of all the principal per retired from active editorial service, is devoting hinsonal combats, with full accounts of the most impor self to the publication of the Sea Incidents and Tales, tant, especially those of historical interest in our which from time to time he has written for his own country. It is stated in the English Atheneum that a paper, and which were well received in this form. literary man in the heart of Russia is engaged upon the The first volume, handsomely illustrated and printed, translation of "The House of Seven Gables" into has been published by Reynolds & Co., entitled "Sea Russian. "This," well remarks the editor, "is some Bubbles," and will be followed by others. The same thing like fame."

publishers propose to issue, from the pen of a popular The execators of Mr. Webster are now engaged in writer, a series of juvenile volumes upon the noted the preparation of several volumes of his correspond men, ciril and inilitary, of our own country, especially ence, to be published uniform with the edition of his of revolutionary times; something after the style of works. Little, Brown & Co., who issued the latter Abbott's series of Ancient Kings and Warriors. from their press, will publish the new volumes. As

B. K. P.

Book Notices.

Duncan's Sacred Philosophy of the Seasong-Hester | youngster that likes good reading who is not

Ann Rogers--Simms's Works-Memories of a Grand happy to follow in his footsteps. The illustramother - The World as it is-Abbott's Juvenile

tions are well done—& sine qua non with us, as Works--Stories from the History of Italy and France -Loring's Hundred Boston Orators-The City-Side our readers know, in juvenile publications. -Elements of Character--The Bible Reading Book --Children's Trials-Popular Tales-Gratitude: An

We must not omit from our record of the Exposition of the Hundred and Third Psalm-- juvenile literature of the season two fine little Forrester's Magazine- Synonyms of the New Testa volumes from the press of Carlton & Phillips, ment- The Seven Wonders of the World-The In

New-York. The first is entitled Stories from the ebriate's lut-Kansas and Nebraska-May Dundas -Spirit-Rapping--The Tables Turned.

History of Italy; the second, Stories from the

History of France. They are reprints from the Duncan's Sacred Philosophy of the Seasons has

editions of the London Society for the Promobeen reissued by Carter & Brothers, New-York,

tion of Christian Knowledge a good guarantee in two substantial duodecimos. It is the best

of their excellence. The selection of incidents work of the kind in our language, and super and the style of execution are judicious and sedes the translation of Sturm by embodying

attractive, and the illustrative engravings are the later discoveries of natural science.

among the very best wood cuts we have yet seen Hester Ann Rogers.--This famous Methodist from the American press. This house is unbiography lies on our table in the Swedish

equaled in its artistic work. language—a really beautiful book, got out by

Jercett & Co., Boston, have published the third Carlton & Phillips, under the auspices of the

edition of Mr. Loring's Hundred Boston Orators. new Methodist Tract Society. It has had great This work is already known to the public; but influence on the Methodist world, and will

we may refer again to two of its capital er. now go forth, on its message of usefulness, in

cellences: first, it presents some of the finest Sweden and among our Scandinavian immi

specimens of American eloquence; Quincy, grants. There are many small defects in it,

Otis, Austin, Ames, Everett, Webster, Sumner, but it has the power of a genuine spiritual life.

Cushing, Story, Choate, Horace Mann, Winthrop, Redfield continues the issue of Simms's works,

Whipple, Star King, &c., are among its orators.

Secondly, it comprises historical comments, in very elegant style. The last of the series

gleanings, &c., illustrative of the progress of received by us is Woodcraft; or, Hawks about

our republican principles. This last edition the Dove-cot. It is founded upon southern life

has an improved index of names. at the close of the Revolution. Simms has done more than any other American fictitious writer

We are indebted to Magee, Boston, for a copy to bring into literary use the early history of of The City-Side. These “side" books have the country. He maintains the historical in- | become very numerous lately, and threaten to tegrity of his subjects with unusual scrupulosity. surfeit us, like the “Bible Mountains," " Bible His characters are bold and sharply delineated, Lakes," and “ Bible Birds;" which, we suppose, and his incidents abundant. We regret, how are yet to be followed by Bible Giants, Bible ever, that he deems it necessary to the accuracy Babies, and Bible Frogs — until the good old of his characters, that they should be allowed simple and beautiful Bible narratives are buried to utter so freely their usual profanity.

under the excess of such rhetorical rubbage.

The present is, however, a decidedly clever The Memories of a Grandmother is the forbid

production-the incidents from clerical life are ding title of a really interesting little volume

striking, and they are related with vivacity and from the press of Gould & Lincoln, Boston.

tact. We would, nevertheless, suggest to our It consists of sketches of New-England life, young authors that it is time to leave these evidently " from life.”—one of the best New io side” walks, and turn boldly out into the England domestic portraitures that we remem- open road. ber. Magee, Boston.

Crosby, Nichols & Co., Boston, have sent us a Lippincott, Grambo of Co., Philadelphia, have copy of the second edition of Mary G. Chandler's published, under the general title of The World Elements of Character—a book of grave character as it is, two elegant little volumes from the pen and style, but solid in its instructions and es. of F. C. Woodworth, the author of several popu cellent in its moral tone. We except to parlar juvenile works. The first volume relates to ticular views of the author, but can commend England and Wales, the second to Scotland and the general character of her book as of unusual Ireland. They are well-prepared descriptions merit. of localities and life, and are attractively illustrated.

Mrs. Sarah J. Hale, the well-known authoress,

has prepared a volume of Scriptural lessons, Among the juvenile works of the season, we entitled The Bible Reading Book. If it be must also enumerate a batch of volumes from desirable at all to present literal Scriptural the pen of Jacob Abbott, and got out in fine instruction in any other form than the common style by Reynolds & Co., Boston. They are the Bible itself, Mrs. Hale has unquestionably hit

Europe-"Rollo on the Atlantic," "Rollo in such portions of the Old and New Testaments Paris," and " Rollo in Switzerland." Rollo as form a connected narrative, in the real words dogs Abbott everywhere, and there is no of the text and in the order of the sacred books, of God's dealing with men and men's duties to tion. These properties, so forcibly exhibited in God. The most essential portions of divine the “Study of Words,” are brought fully into truth are happily woven into the plan--the use in this work; and though only a small promises, precepts, miracles are carefully re- | portion of the field contemplated in the title is tained, God's attributes are fully exhibited, all occupied by him, yet the portion traversed the prophecies respecting Christ are related. is well chosen, and ably discussed. We comThe volume cannot fail to give such systematic mend this little volume to the faror of all instruction in the scope of the whole Bible as real Biblical students—those who wish to be will secure the interest of children especially, aided to think for themselves, rather than to * for the entire Scriptures, much more effectually have their thinking done to their hand by than the way of consulting them to which " notes” and “comments," as venerable for the young are generally trained. It has special their antiquity, though often rejuvenated, as adaptations as a reading book in schools. they are destitute of all other claims to our Lippincott, Grambo & Co., Philadelphia.

reverence. Crosby, Nichols & Co., Boston, have issued an The Seven Wonders of the World is the title of exceedingly beautiful little volume for children, an excellent though small volume from the press entitled Children's Trials, fc. It is a transla of Carlton & Phillips, New-York. Its design is tion from the German of Linden. The illus to present what interesting traditions remain trations are colored, and cannot fail to be at of the seven wonders," which have made so tractive to the little folks.

much of the entertainment of almost every

man's childhood. The same publishers have sent out a new

The sketches are well preversion of Madame Guizot's Popular Tales.

pared, and the engravings exceedingly fine. Those of our readers who recollect the articles

The Inebriate's Hut is the title of a new volwe gave some months ago, on the character and ume from the pen of Mrs. Southworth. It is a writings of this excellent lady, will be gratified very interesting illustration of the effects of the at this announcement. The book is beautifully Maine Law, and its circulation would do much embellished with engravings.

to promote the success of that great legislative w engravings. Gratitude: an Exposition of the Hundred and

reform. Phillips, Sampson & Co., Boston. Third Psalm. By Rev. John Stevenson. 12mo.,

A very valuable work on Kansas and Nebraspp. 324. New-York: Robert Carter & Brothers. I ka has been prepared by E. C. Hale, Esq., and This volume consists of a continuous series of published by Phillips, Sampson & Co., Bostonpious meditations, founded on the expressions | a good manual for all who wish to immigrate of the Psalm, of which it professes to be an

to be an thither. It sketches the history, geography, exposition. It is a work better suited for oc- | physical characteristics, political position, &c., casional reading, with the design to excite of the country, and gives directions to emipious sentiments in the heart, than for study, grants, accounts of emigrant societies, &c. to give clearer views of the meaning of the text. Carter & Brothers have issued an edition of For this purpose it may doubtless be used with May Dundas, or Passages in Young Life, by Mrs. profit; for though its theology is the super- Thomas Geldart, illustrated. It is a domestic orthodoxy of the Scotch Kirk, yet it is con- story, well narrated, and suggestive of the best fessedly full of the marrow of the gospel. lessons—the principal one being the inadequacy Our friends, the Carters, are doing a good work of the best education and associations to sustain by their republications of this kind ; and we the young soul in “the battle-fields of life." are happy to be assured that there are yet

Spirit Rapping-Necromancy-a Discourse by readers of sober Christian literature, in sufficient

Rev. Mr. Butler, has been published by Carlton numbers, to justify, cornmercially, their enter

f Phillips, Nero-York, for the Methodist Tract prise.

Society. It treats this new phenomenon theoForrester's Magazine, published by Rand, Boston, logically—showing that whatever may be its we have repeatedly recommended as one of the alleged solution, the intermeddling with it now, very best juvenile periodicals of the day. It is so extensive and so mischievous, is unscriptural characterized by the good sense as well as the and criminal. It is the very thing to put into attractiveness of its articles; its moral tone is the hands of considerate people, and especially unexceptionable, and its illustrations abundant of Christians, who may have been beguiled into and “taking.” It is the magazine to excite a the new mania. Mr. Butler reasons most imlove of reading where that taste does not exist, pressively and conclusively, and few who read and to guide it aright where it does. We com- him with candor will be disposed to plunge mend it to all families, not only unreservedly | into the evil. but most warmly.

The Tables Turned is the title of a rejoinder Synonyms of the New Testament; being the to Mr. Butler's discourse, written by S. P. Britsubstance of a course of lectures addressed to ton, Esq., and published by Partridge of Britton, the theological students of King's College, New-York. Mr. Britton shows no little logical London. By Richard Cheneyix Trench, B. D. skill and rhetorical tact in this critique. We Redfield, 110 and 112 Nassau-street, New-York. are taken somewhat by surprise by it, for we 12mo., pp. 250. The publication in this country | know not how to admit that a man of such of a number of valuable works by the author evident shrewdness and ability can be duped of this volume has introduced him to the by such manifest nonsense as the preternatural favorable notice of our reading public, and pretensions of the Spirit Rappers. He fails in prepared for this new comer a ready access to the issue, but we give him credit for having our libraries and firesides. Trench is a writer written the best work we have yet met in favor of real nerve and of clear powers of discrimina- | of the Rappists.

Literary Record.

Arago's Manuscripts—The Warnerville Union Semi- Dream,' and the other fragments that remained,
nary-Schools in England-Notable Deaths-New-l showed the immense importance. But what,
York Conference Seminary - Postage on Books-
Religious Papers - The British Census returns-

for the renown of the cardinal, was equal to the Dickinson Seminary-Death of Bartlett-Committee discovery, or rather recovery, of this magnifiof French History -Newark Wesleyan Institute cent work, was the skill with which he decipherNew Works Education in Poland - Fort Edward Institute-Education in the United States--Carlyle

ed it—a task of exceeding difficulty, and one -Wesleyan Female College.

which, in other manuscripts of equal antiquity,

had baffled the scientific means and appliances Some of the MSS. of Arago, containing 2,956

of Sir Humphrey Davy. pages of writing, of which 2,599 are by his own hand, have lately been presented to the French The New-York Conference Seminary at CharAcademy of Sciences. They contain observa- | lotteville, N. Y., under the Rev. A. Flack and a tions upon magnetism, and the results of 73,000 | numerous faculty, is prospering remarkably. experiments in that science. A committee has Its last catalogue reports more than twelve been appointed to examine these papers, with a hundred students for the year. view to their publication in the Mémoires of the Academy.

Books not weighing over four pounds may be

sent by mail, prepaid, at one cent an ounce any The Warnerville (N. Y.) Union Seminary, distance in the United States not exceeding three under the superintendence of Rev. A. J. Jutkins, thousand miles; and at two cents an ounce offers gratuitous instruction to twenty young over three thousand miles, provided they are men contemplating the ministry. This insti

put up without a cover or wrapper, or in a cover tution reports one hundred and twenty-six stu

or wrapper open at the ends or sides, so that dents during its last term-its faculty is able, their character may be determined without reand its prospects bright.

moving the wrapper. If not prepaid, the postRespecting schools in England, a correspond

age under three thousand miles is one cent and

a half; and over three thousand miles in the ent of The Church gives the following summary of the census returns. It appears that of

United States, three cents an ounce. 1,413,170 scholars receiving education in pub The number and circulation of English religious lic day schools, 1,188,786 are in schools receiv

papers, says a foreign correspondent of the Pitteing support from religious bodies; and that of

burg Advocate, will bear no comparison with those this number the Church of England educates

of the United States. The Church of England 929,474 children; while all other religious has two papers-the Record, published twice a bodies (comprising all the dissenting sects, week, with a circulation of 3,639 each number; Scotch Presbyterians, Roman Catholics, Jews,

and the Ecclesiastical Gazette, weekly, with a German and French Protestants) educate, by

circulation of 2,750. The Baptists have po patheir united efforts, only 194,673. For every

per, but they patronize the papers of the Inde1,000 educated by the Church of England, the

pendent denomination. These are the Patrick, Independents educate 54, the Roman Catholics

edited by Joseph Conder and J, M, Hare, Eqs., and Methodists each 44, and all the others com

issued twice a week, with 1,268 subscribers; bined only 66.

The British Banner, with a weekly circulation of Among the notable deaths in Europe, lately,

3,888; and the Non-Conformist, with a weekly is recorded that of the once famous Ladvocat,

circulation of 3,211, edited by E. Miall, Esq., the bookseller and publisher--a man who was

M. P. The Wesleyan Conference has only one at the head of the publishing trade in France

paper, the Watchman, edited most ably by J. C. from 1815 to 1830—who was a veritable

Rigg, Esq., with a subscription list of between Mecenas to authors who had the honor of 3,000 and 4,000. The Wesleyan Times, the orpresenting to the world, or publishing for, La- gan of the agitators, is rapidly declining, its martine, Chateaubriand, Hugo, Dumas, and

circulation having diminished one half since the other of the great literary celebrities of modern / year 1851. France--who was the friend of ministers and

From the population tables of the recent ambassadors—who at one time counted his

British census we glean the following iteros :wealth by millions, (francs,) and who rioted in

The return of authors, writers, and literary men, more than princely luxury—who finally, by im

comprises 2,866 persons, to whom are added prudent speculations, lost all he had, and after

8,600 artists, architects, &c., (doubtless includliving for years in profound obscurity, died in a

ing many drawing-masters and builders ;) 496 hospital, leaving his widow penniless and friend

professors of science, 34,378 male teachers, and less, and compelled to make an appeal to the

71,966 school-mistresses and governesses-the public for charity !In Germany, death has

latter returned as 21,373. carried off Canon Schmidt, who is so widely known by his writings for children; and at | Dickinson Seminary, Williamsport, Pa., unRome, Cardinal Angelo Mai, distinguished by der the care of Rev. Dr. Bowman, is represented his discovery in the library of the Vatican by its last catalogue as in a flourishing conof some palimpsests, containing the lost portions dition. It has an effective faculty and a thorof Cicero's famous · Treatise on the Common- ough classification of studies. The aggregate wealth,' a loss which had always been deplored of its students, for the last academic year, Tas by classical scholars, and of which Scipio's | two hundred and fifty-five.

The papers announce the death, in his pas- ton—with a life of the poet Montgomery, from gage to Marseilles on board the French steamer the pen of Messrs. Holland and Everett-and Egyptus, of Mr. W. H. Bartlett, author of "Walks among more miscellaneous works, of Dr. Doran's about Jerusalem,” “Forty Days in the Desert," | " Habits and Men”—Mr. J. A. St. John's “Phiand other works, instructive and interesting in losophy at the Foot of the Cross"- Mr. Bell's themselves, and valuable to many readers as “ Town Life of the Restoration"--Mr. Hepworth illustrative of Scriptural scenes and history. Dixon's “ Domestic Life during the Civil War"

- Mr. Howitt's “ Note-Book of a Young AdvenThe Committee of French History, Arts, and

turer in the Wilds of Australia,” and “TradiLanguage, first appointed in 1834 by M. Guizot,

tions and Superstitions of the New Zealanders," has just made its report for 1852-3. This

by Mr. E. Shortland. document exhibits the labors of the Committee for the past year, which labors, it may be re Poland was the first country in Europe that membered, included Augustin Thierry's second had a regular public education. It had in the volume, entitled “Recueil des Documents inédits Fifteenth Century, and before, departmental de l'Histoire du Tiers-Etat," and the sixth vol schools, free to all ranks, which were affiliated ume of the “Lettres Missives de Henri IV.” to the universities; each of which furnished The same document also makes certain promises and appointed the teachers of the department which are not unimportant. It appears that in which it was situated. Always, a complete twelve new works are in course of publication. education, including the university education, Some of them will be voluminous: the Memoirs introduced a Pole into the ranks of nobility; of Cardinal Granville alone occupying thirteen for there was no difference of race between quarto volumes. But even thirteen quarto vol peasant and noble in Poland to interfere with a umes are but a moderate instalment of Charles natural progress, as in the Western feudal naQuint's Chancellor,--since this eminent Church tions. A university education, or an important man left no less than eighty quarto volumes of service in the army, (to each of which the peasmanuscripts, which T. B. Boisot, an abbot of antry were free,) always made a Polish noble. Saint Vincent de Besançon, spent ten years in deciphering and arranging. The philological

The Fort Edward Institute, under the prinsection of the Committee has resolved to pub

cipalship of Rev. J. E. King, has become one lish the works of Chrestien de Troyes. MM. T.

of the most successful literary undertakings of Desnovers and Chabaille are appointed editors

the day. The academic edifice is on a scale of of the “ Trésor de Toutes Choses," written in

great amplitude and convenience, and has been Paris in the thirteenth century, by the Italian

| projected and built since June last. There is

genuine American energy in the enterprise, refugee Brunetto Latino.

and the well-known qualifications of its literary The sixth annual catalogue of the Newark | head guarantee its future success. Wesleyan Institute shows the seminary to be

There are in the United States about 60,000 in a highly prosperous condition, under the

common schools, which are supported at an annual principalship of Mr. Starr. The total number of students for the last academic year was

expense of nearly six million dollars; more

than half of which is expended by the states nearly three hundred.

of New-York and Massachusetts. In the state Among books about to appear, or recently out of New York in 1853 were 11,684 school disin England, besides the always-expected volumes tricts, and 622,268 scholars in attendance durfrom Mr. Macaulay, we learn through the Lon- | ing some part of the year. The total amount don press of the completing volume of Mr. expended for school purposes was $2,469,248. Grote's “ History of Greece"--of the third vol- | Massachusetts, for the same year, numbers ure of the “Memorials and Correspondence of 4,113 schools, with 187,022 scholars during the Charles James Fox,” edited by Lord John Rus- summer, 202,081 in winter. Aggregate exsell-of Mr. Kaye's “ Governors-General of In pended on schools, $1,072,310. This state has dia"-of a new work, “Romany Rye," by Mr. / a School Fund of $1,220,238. The amount raised George Borrow-of a work on “Polynesian My- by direct taxation for schools was $963,631. thology," by Sir George Grey, of which we hear Boston appropriates $330,000 annually to pub curious accounts-of Mr. Leslie's “ Handbook lic schools of various grades. for Young Painters"-of a large edition of the

The first money ever received by Thomas works of Arago, and the concluding volume of Colonel Sabine's translation of Humboldt's

Carlyle for any book of his was remitted to “ Cosmos"-of Mrs. Jameson's “ Common-place

him from Boston, he always having published

on the “half-profit" principle, and the English Book”-“Thirty Years of Foreign Policy," by the author of " B. Disraeli ; a Biography," and

publisher's balance-sheet never showing any

profits to halve. This money was for the reLord Carlisle's “ Diary in Turkish and Greek

print of his Miscellanies; and this was after he Waters"--of new poems by the Earl of Elles

had achieved an illustrious reputation as author mere, Sydney Yendys and Mr. Alexander Smith

of The French Revolution, which, together with --of two volumes of translations by Mr. George Borrow, “ Songs of Europe," being metrical

his earlier works, was out of print; yet Carlylo translations from all the European languages,

despises our country. and “ Kampe Viser: Songs about Giants and The Wesleyan Female College, Cincinnati, is Heroes,” from the Danish-of new tales by one of the best institutions of the kind in the Mr. Charles Lever, Miss G. E. Jewsbury, Mrs. country. Its faculty comprises eighteen or Marsh, Mrs. Hubback and Mrs. Moodie-of new twenty instructors, headed by Rev. P. B. Wilbiographies by Mr. Bayle St. John, Mr. Johu ber, A. M. It reports nearly five hundred stuForster, Mr. Dennistoun, the Rev. C. J. F. Clin- | dents for the last year.

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