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A Dictionary of English Synonyms, by Rich. tion of twenty thousand, has been edited and Soule (Little, Brown & Co.). --Mr. Soule has pro revised, with the addition of new diseases, new vided in this admirable dictionary of English remedies, and a repertory of symptoms, by Dr. R. synonyms a most useful and welcome companion J. McClatchey, for an American. edition, which to the well-known “Roget's Thesaurus,” with Boericke & Tafel (successors to Mr. Radde), have which every literary man's

book-shelf is furnished, just published. The work makes a good-sized octavo, It differs from Roget's work, and some others of well and strongly bound, and is wonderfully comkindred character, chiefly in its simpler arrange-plete in its hygienic and medical information and ment, and in its aim at a more popular character. advice. It is probably, indeed, the most extenThe author has attempted to present at a single sive work of the sort ever put forth. glance the words or phrases which denote the same objects, or which express the same general forms the third volume in the complete edition of

Guilt and Innocence, by Marie Sophie Schwartz, ideas with only slight shades of difference. He has her novels, now publishing by Lee & Shepard. made free use of the materials afforded luy previous This writer is held in great estimation in her own laborers in the same field, while his work is enriched with the fruits of his own personal research country, and divides with Miss Bremer the suffraand observation. The result is a dictionary of ges of critical readers there and upon the Conti. synonyms which is likely to be recognized as the nent. The present story will be found to surpass best of its kind.

in interest its predecessors in the order of publica

tion in this country, and goes far to sustain the Thoughts on Art, by Philip Gilbert Hamerton reputation enjoyed by the writer abroad. Out of (Roberts).--Here is a book fitted to go into the a few simple elements, and such events as are hands of all inquirers and students in art. It is likely to transpire in the society where its action not vague and above the reach of ordinary readers, is placed, a thrilling and romantic drama is conlike much in Ruskin, nor is it a discussion of the structed, which keeps the attention riveted to the Philosophy of Art, like Taine's brilliant and end, and the denouément of which will perhaps charming works. It is a careful attempt to keep surprise the most experienced novel-reader. It is within the reach of the fair, average mind, and an translated from the Swedish by Selma Borg and earnest effort to communicate definite, precise, and Marie A. Brown, and dedicated to Mlle. Nilsson, valuable instruction, both of a practical and theo- in grateful acknowledgment of her cordially exretical kind, in the manipulation, the choice, the pressed sympathy in their efforts to make the criticism, and the enjoyment of pictures, the fur- works of Madame Schwartz familiar to the reading nishing of houses, the study of nature, the estimate public in America. --Home Journal. of other writers on art. The style is clear and familiar. The writer unites an unusual acquaint

A Visit to my Discontented Cousin (Roberts ance with books, politics, trade, life, with a pro. Bros. ). - There is a certain nonchalant dash fessional training as a painter. We wish we

about this anonymous novelette which capcould see a hundred thousand copies of his book

tures the reader even in the preface, and in the in the hands of the young men and women who course of a few chapters becomes quite irresistible. begin to feel that art is a necessity of American It is evidently the work of a practised hand. The civilization.-Liberal Christian.

story, if such it can be called, is English, and its

slight frame-work is skilfully used for the deploy. Public and Parlor Readings, ed. by Lewis ing of much bright, thinking, and gossipy talk. B. Monroe (Lee & Shepard), is a selection of The book is just the kind to take on a summer humorous pieces from the best specimens of Eng. trip, and is well chosen as one of Roberts Brothlish and American literature. The editor has ers' admirable “ Handy Volume Series." not confined himself to the older and more " classical” specimens of the English humorists, Foundations; or, Castles in the Air, by Rose but has enriched his work by copious excerpts, Porter (Randolph).-Miss Porter's first book re. not only from more recent writers, but from the vealed purity of thought and a delicacy of sentiment, abundant stores of wit, satire, and laughter that combined with facility of expression, which at once now constitute so distinctive a feature of Amer. recommended it to the favor of the best portion of ican literature.

the reading public. Her second, the present vol. Little Breeches and Jim Bludso, by John Hay, which to hang beautiful thoughts and the fragrant The Heathen Chince, by Bret Harte, and ume, is better than the first. The story is simple

and touching, and yet it is but a framework upon with illustrations by Eytinge, that are as true to blossomings of a pious soul. This volume, put into the spirit of the poems as the poems are true to the spirit of Western life, have been issued by the paths of evil; it has strength and hope for the

the hands of a youth, might well save him from James R. Osgood & Co.

tried and doubting Christian, and scenes of pure
Pike Co. Ballads, and other Pieces, by John and sweet delight for the refined sympathy and
Hlay (Osgood), includes the noted poems in dia. enjoyment of the good and happy.-N. Y. 06-
lect " Jim Bludso," “ Little Breeches," and server,
* Banty Tim." It has, besides, many poems The American Cardinal, a new religious novel
never before printed, and others reproduced from (Dodd & Mead), is written by an Episcopalian
leading periodicals, which evince the fine quality clergyman of note, who will remain anonymous.
and wide range of the author's poetic genius, The plot is laid in the time of the great rebellion,

Dr. Joseph Laurie's "Homeopathic Domestic and turns on an incident transferred from the
Medicine," which has had in England a circula- life of Archbishop Manning, who obtained a

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dispensation from the Pope separating him from Co., of Boston, and ought to be, if it is not, for his wife that he might enter the Roman Catholic sale at every book-store. Happy the child who priesthood. The novel will attract great attention becomes the possessor of it.--Springfield Repuba and lead to much discussion.

lican. The Marquis de Villemer, by George Sand (Os Agate Stories, by the Author of "The Basket good), is one of the best of George Sand's novels; in of Flowers" (Carter & Bros. ). --Anything written point of purity, it is the best with which we are fa- by the author of “The Basket of Flowers"—that miliar. It is the thrilling story of a young girl's touching narrative which has moved and melted triumphs over a titled libertine and the ancestral thousands of hearts, both old and young--requires pride of his mother ; not told, however, in the clap- no special commendation in our day to secure its trap way of recent sensation. The events are devel. entrance into multitudes of Christian families and oped naturally before a background of strong Sunday-schools. These stories not only interest philosophy. No one can read this bright book the young, but convey moral and religious instrucwithout interest, and no one can be the worse for tion in the most charming and impressive manner. reading it.

-Lutheran Observer. Strife! A Romance, Mrs. E. D. Wallace has

The Sunday-School Times of Philadelphia is a in press a romance of Germany and Italy that is royal quarto of 16 pages, which is published likely to create a sensation in the literary world.

every week, and has for more than twelve years The authoress has made, in her peculiarly artistic held the foremost position among the current Sabstyle, word-pictures of sunny Italy that form a

bath-school literature of the day. It is especially brilliant contrast to the sombre of German ele intended for pastors, superintendents

, and teachers ments of fascinating mysticism that pervade the in schools of all religious denominations. Eamest story. Our theatre-goers will remember the beau Sunday-school workers everywhere should acquaint tiful carnival scene in “Little Dorritt," drama themselves with the merits of this excellent tized by Mrs. Wallace, and by her directions ar.

journal. ranged for presentation at the Fifth Avenue, in New York. We promise a rare summer treat to our

Little Men," Miss Alcott's new book, will be readers, and Paul Pry says, “The authoress published by Roberts Brothers, Boston, June ist. means to dramatize her book, giving a series of It is said to be fully equal in interest to the famous splendid Italian and German scenes.” To be “ Little Women," and its leading characters are published in Philadelphia, by N. C. Rogers & Co. the sons of the all-delighting “Jo.” It will be and Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger.

illustrated from drawings by Miss Greene. Early

next month the same house will issue Mrs. Stowe's Science for the Young, vol. 1-Heat, with nu

novel, “ Pink and White Tyranny,” which has merous engravings, by Jacob Abbott (Harper & been published as a serial in Old and New.” It Bros.), is the beginning of an admirable undertak deals with the marriage relation in a vigorous way, ing. The design is to furnish the young with a and tells many plain truths that have been gener knowledge of the fundamental principles of modern ally ignored of late. The publishers will bring philosophy through the medium of interesting nar.

the book out in beautiful style, with many fine rative, conversation, and experiments explaining | illustrations. and illustrating these principles. All who know the author's skill in bringing the facts and truths of Bret Harti's Condensed Novels (Osgood).practical life to the minds of the young will hail | The new and enlarged edition of this popular this new effort with pleasure. More delightful book contains, in addition to the matter of the home books it would be difficult to name, and we previous issues, condensed novels in the style of cordially commend them also to the attention of Charles Reade and Mr. Disraeli. These, like the Sabbath-schools.--S. S. Times,

other parodies, are done with so remarkable skill, All our young friends must get and read Short of the Hartford Courant, that Mr. Harte's

that the reader accepts unhesitatingly the assertion comings and Long-goings; or, the Boys and Girls

power of imitation is a sixth sense.” of Glencairn, by Miss Julia A. Eastman, and if the “old ones" don't find themselves perusing The Carters are never forgetful of the children it, too, we shall be much mistaken. It is a story The juvenile literature which their house is giving of home lise mainly, and a right down honest, to families and Sunday-schools is always pure and frank, good story it is, too. The boys and girls, elevating. They have just published the first vol. as well as the older persons it tells about, are real ume of a new series by Joanna H. Mathews, who characters. There are a good many "short-com- has become a favorite through her Bessie books. ings” all around, except on the part of Aunt Cor- The new series is entitled "* Sunbeams,” and this nelia, during the few months that the reader is first volume has the name of “Belle Power's Lockpermitted to follow the fortunes of the Farley fam- et." Margaret E. Wilmer tells a true story under ily and neighbors. The story is, above all else, a the title of " Lestrange Family." Children always story as it should be.

There is no obtrusive wonder and ask if the story which they have read "moral," and so the lessons of brotherly love, self or to which they have listened “is a true story." discipline, kindness to dumb animals, the danger of They will be gratified in advance as they open this judging by appearances, are likely to be more beautiful book. “ Faithful Rover" and " Harry surely heeded than though they were ostentatiously and his Pony" belong to the "Fireside Library, stated in the usual formulas.' The book is one of which the Carters are publishing. They are excelthe $500 Prize Series published by D. Lothrop & ent books.-Watchman and Reflector.

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