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19.-A new and complete French and English Dictionary on the basis of the Royal Dic.
tionary, English and French and French and English; compiled from the Dictionaries of Johnson, Todd, Ash, Webster, and Crabbe, from the last edition of Chambaud, Garner, and J. Descarrieres, the s'rth edition of the Academy, the Supplement to the Academy, the Grammatical Dictionary of Laveaux, the Universal Lexicon of Boiste, and the standard technical works in either Language, etc., etc. By Professor FLEMING, formerly Professor of English in the College of Louis Le Grand, and Professor Tib. bins, Professor and author of several Lexicographic works, etc. 8vo., pp. 1376. Philadelphia : E. H. Butler & Co.
The present Dictionary is based on the new Royal Dictionary of Professors Fleming and Tibbins, which is allowed, by the best authorities, to be the most copious and comprehensive that has appeared. The additions made by Mr. Dobson, the American editor, are of great value, embracing, as they do, a great number of terms in the natural sciences, chemistry, medicine, commerce, etc., not found in any other French and English dictionary that has fallen under our observation. The tables of the verbs by Mr. Picot, are well calculated to facilitate the study of this difficult part of the French language. In these tables, it will be seen, the verbs are numbered, and so organized as to show, at a glance, the formation of the various tenses-simple and compound; the irregularities, and the modes of conjugation-affirmatively, negatively, and interrogatively. To the different verbs, as they occur in the body of the dictionary, a number is affixed, referring to the tables; and as their pronunciation is distinctly indicated, the verb may be considered a complete and ready means of ascertaining the modes of conjugation, and the pronunciation of the verbs of the French language in all their forms-a desideratum, we believe, not to be found in any other publication of the same nature. Mercantile men will find this dictionary very useful, as it furnishes the most satisfactory explanation of all words used in com nerce. This, to us, is a feature of great value, and one which we could not well dispense with. 20.-A Discourse delivered in Quincy, March 11, 1848, at the Interment of John Quin
cy Adams, Sixth President of the United States. By William P. Lunt, Minister of the First Congregational Church in Quicy. 8vo., pp. 60. Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown.
We have read several discourses from different pulpits and pens, but none more appropriate and beautiful than this of Mr. Lunt's. Scholarly and chaste in style, it presents a truthful delineation of the life and character of the departed patriot, statesman, and Christian. The closing apostrophe, addressed to the Congressional Committee who accompanied the remains of Mr. Adams to Quincy, is at once pertinent, eloquent, and beautiful. We can scarcely conceive of any thing more happily conceived or aptly expressed. 21.–Dealings with the Firm of Dombey of Son, Wholesale, Retail, and for Exporta
tion. By Charles Dickens. With Illustrations on Wood, by J. W. Orr. 18mo., pp. 499 and 467. New York: John Wiley.
Since our last issue, this popular work of “ Boz” has been brought to a close; and the several American editions have been published in a connected form. The opinion of its numerous readers in this country seems to be nearly if not quite unanimous as to its merits ; and we are only repeating the public sentiment, in saying that, as a whole, it surpasses in power and interest any former work of its inimitable author. The American edition of Mr. Wiley is unquestionably the best and handsomest American reprint in every particular. The illustrations in the fine edition are correct copies of the original, and the paper and type are refreshing to weak eyes. Mr. Wiley's editions vary in price from 75 cents to $2 00. Although the demand has been unprecedentedly great during the progress of the work, it is still greater since its completion. Those who would possess a beautiful library copy, with all the illustrations, should purchase the present. 22.-History of England, from the Invasion of Julius Cæsar to the Reign of Victoria.
By Mrs. MARKHAM. A new edition, revised and enlarged. With questions, adapted to schools in the United States, by Eliza ROBBINS, author of “ American Popular Leg. sons,” etc., etc. 12mo., pp. 387. New York: D. Appleton & Co.
Mrs. Elizabeth Penrose (not Mrs. Markham) wrote this history of England for the instruction of her own children, and it has been, and still is, used extensively in England; indeed, we are informed by a reliable source that it has already reached a sale of 53,000 copies. The conversational form in which it was originally written has been changed, so that it is rendered convenient as a school history. It was used by that model of all teach. ers, the late Dr. Arnold, master of the great English school at Rugby, and agrees, in its character, with his enlightened views of teaching history, suggesting, as it does, its moral uses, and the Providence of God, as manifest in the affairs of men.
23.— The Works of the Right Reverend George Horne, D. D., late Lord Bishop of Nor
wich. To which is prefixed, Memoirs of his Life, Studies, and Wrirings. By WilLIAM Jones, M. A., F. R. S., one of his Lordship's Chaplains, and long his most inti. mate and confidential friend. 2 vols. 8vo., pp. 465 and 573. New York: Stanford & Swords.
Bishop Horne has ever held a high rank among the divines of the eighteenth century. This is, we believe, the first American edition of his complete works. The first volume opens with an interesting memoir of the author's life, which is followed by his cautions to the readers of Mr. Law; letter to a lady on Jacob Behman's writings; essays and thoughts on various subjects; letier on the use of the Hebrew language; and his celebrated commentary on the Psalms. The second volume contains seventy-five discourses on moral and religious subjects; three discourses not included in any other edition of Bishop Horne's works; state of the case between Sir Isaac Newton and Mr. Hutchinson ; considerations on the life and death of St. John the Baptist; letters on infidelity; and several other pa. pers. “ In his sermons," says his biographer, “ his sense is strong, his language sweet and clear, his devotion warm, but never inflated nor affected; and from the editions through which they pass, it is plain the world does see, and will probably see better every day, that they are not the discourses of a varnisher of visions.” In the commentary on the Psalms, he has followed the plan of the writers of the New Testament, and of the primi. tive church, in applying them as prophecies, and delineations of the person of Christ and of the Christian economy. The works of but few of the old divines of England would be more acceptable to a large class of Christian students; and we presume the publishers will be amply remunerated for the capital invested in the enterprise. 24.-The Prose Works of John Milton : with a Biographical Introduction. By the
Rev. Rufus Wilmot Griswold. 2 vols. 8vo., pp. 548 and 550. Philadelphia: John W. Moore. New York: Wiley & Putnam.
This is a very handsome library edition of the complete prose works of Milton, with the exception of his recently discovered Treatise on Christian Doctrine, a work which Mr. Griswold says " he would never have given to the press himself, which is, on every account, less worthy of praise than any of his productions." This, we suppose, is an assumption on the part of Mr. Griswold, natural enough for a theologian of a different school. The present edition of Milton's works embraces his political writings, essays on church discipline, the celebrated treatise on the doctrine of divorce-indeed, everything of value in his prose writings. 25.-Collections of the American Statistical Society. Containing Statistics of Tata
tion in Massachusetts. Prepared by Joseph B. Felt. Boston: Printed for the Association.
The present is the third publication that has emanated from the American Statistical Society. Nearly six hundred pages are devoted entirely to the statistics of taxation in Massachusetts, including valuation and population ; subjects of no little importance to statesmen and political economists. It was published in 1847; but we have delayed noticing it before in the hope of finding time to adopt it as the basis for an elaborate article on the subject of which it treats; and we still hope to do so, unless some member of the association, and we know there are many competent to the task, should feel inclined to furnish a review worthy of the subject. Mr. Felt, the author and compiler, is one of the most indefatigable, industrious, and able staticians in the country, as the present and previous works prepared by him conclusively show. 26.—The French Revolution of 1848: Its Causes, Actors, Events, and Influences. By
G. G. Foster and Thomas Dunn ENGLISH.
The present work, say the authors, is offered to the public rather as a timely exposition of the openings of a new era in history, than as a highly polished work of art. Their aim appears to have been " to deal in ideas and movements rather than in phrases and cadev ces.” The work is, however, all that could be expected in so brief a space between the occurrence of the events recorded, and the time of its publication. It is written in an easy style, and there is a freshness about it that renders it quite readable. 27.-Wurthering Heights. A Novel. By the author of " Jane Eyre.” 12mo., pp. 288.
New York: Harper & Brothers.
Those who have read “ Jane Eyre" need only be informed that the present work is from the same fanciful pen. It is not a whit behind that production either in the interest of the narrative, or the power with which its characters are drawn. It cannot fail of ob taining an enduring popularity with novel readers.
28.— The Univercælum and Spiritual Philosopher. New York: S. B. Brittan, 235
This journal, which we should have noticed before, has now reached its twenty-fifth weekly issue. We cannot, perhaps, give a better idea of its design and character, than by quoting from the editor's prospectus, as follows:
"This weekly journal differs in character, in some important respects, from any periodical published in the United Stnies, or even in the world. An interior or spiritual philosophy, comprehensively explaining the character and operations of natural laws, accounting for their exterior phenomena and results, and showing the tendency of all things to higher spheres of existence, is the basis on which it rests. It is a bold inquirer into all iruths pertaining to the relations of mankind to ench other, to the external world, and to the Deity; a fearless advocate of the theology of nature, irrespective of the sectarian dogmas of men; and its editors design that it shall, in a charitable and philosophic, yet firm and unflinching spirit, expose and denounce wrong and oppression wherever found, and inculcnte a thorough reform and reorganization of society on the basis of NATURAL Law. In its Philosophical departments, among many other themes which are treated, particular attention will be bestowed upon the general subject of Psychology, or the science of the human soul; and interesting phenomena that may come under the heads of dreaming, somnambulism, trances, prophecy, clairvoyance, &c., will, from time to time, be detailed, and their relations and bearings exhibited. In the EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT, a wide range of subjects will be discussed, the establishment of a universal System of Truth, tending to the reform and reorganization of society, being the grand object contemplated.”
Thus far the Univercælum has been all that is promised above; and, we may add, without endorsing all its philosophical or religious views, that it is conducted with singular ability, and in a spirit of liberality and candor that we should be glad to see imitated by the religious journals generally. 29.—Songs for the People. Issued Monthly. Philadelphia: G. B. Zieber & Co.
We noticed, in our last number, the first two numbers of this serial in terms of high commendation ; and an examination of two additional numbers (for March and April) fully warrants all we said in regard to the taste and judgment displayed in regard to its typographical and pictorial elegance, as well as its literary and artistic merits. The songs and music are selected with rare taste, and, indeed, the entire plan is of a character to ensure a wide and deserved popularity. 30.— The Life and Adventures of Charles Chesterfield, the Youth of Genius. By Mrs
TROLLOPE, author of the “ Attractive Man,” “ The Abbess," “ Romance of Vienna." With Illustrations. Complete in one volume. 8vo., pp. 204. New York : Burgess & Stringer.
We do not, of course, find time to read all the cheap and popular literature of the day, but we have no doubt that this last of Mrs. Trollope's will favorably compare with the preceding works from the same pen. The illustrations are capital. 31.—Major Jones's Sketches of Travel; comprising Scenes, Incidents, and Adventures
in his Tour from Georgia to Canada. With eight Original Engravings from designs by Darley. Engraved by Gilbert and Gihon. 12mo. Philadelphia : Carey & Hart.
This volume, which forms one of the series of Carey & Hart's Library of Humorous American Works, is full, almost to repletion, with a sort of unsophisticated humor and drollery. There is, tvo, a genuine naturalness in the huinor that speaks to the heart, and, while our risibles are gently moved, our kind sympathies are expanded. 32.—7'he Wanderings and Fortunes of some German Emigrants. By FREDERICK Ger
STAECKER. Translated by David Black. 12mo., pp. 270. New York: D. Appleton & Co.
This is a very clever narrative or tale, designed to illustrate the peculiar features of the emigrant's life in the great West. The actual scenes in the life of an emigrant from the old to the new world, without any embellishment, are often stranger and more romantic than high-wrought fiction. We presume the present work is a blending of fact and fancy; and it is certainly an amusing work, combining the humorous and the pathetic in well. defined proportions. 33.—Endymion. A Tale of Greece. By Henry B. Hirst, author of “ Penance of Poland," "
;" * The Funeral of Time," and other Poems. Boston: William D. Ticknor & Co, The first canto of this poem was originally published in the “Southern Literary Messenger." Mr. Willis, while connected with the Mirror, reviewed it in terms of high commendation. The beautiful poem of Keats on the same subject had, we are told, never fallen into the hands of Mr. Hirst, and, after the completion of the first canto, the author avoided the perusal of the poem of Keats until the completion of his own. The three ad. ditional cantos, which complete it, are equal to the first; and, as a whole, it may be regarded as a poem of considerable power and beauty.
31.-A Practical System of Book-keeping by Single Entry. By LEVI S. Fulton and
Geo. W. EASTMAN. 12mo., pp. 222. New York: A. S. Barnes & Co.
This is really a very practical, simple, and comprehensive system of book-keeping by single entry, and better adapted to the wants of the farmer, mechanic, and country merchant, than any manual of the kind that has heretofore fallen under our observation. It embraces three different forms of books, designed respectively for the farmer, mechanic, and merchant; in addition, we find a variety of useful forms for practical use, simple but legal, of notes, bills, drafts, receipts, mortgages, bonds, etc. There is also a valuable compendium of rules of evidence, applicable to books of account, and of law in reference to The collection of promissory notes. 35.— Uncle Sam's Money-Box. By Mrs. S. C. Hall, author of “Stories of the Irish
Peasantry.” Boston: Gould, Kendall, & Lincoln.
This forms one of Chambers' admirable Library for Young People. A more attractive series of books for the young has not, that we are aware, been published, in which omusement and instruction are blended in a chaste and simple dress, without the too frequent accompaniment of puerility. 36.-Jacopo, and other Tales. Boston: Gould, Kendall, & Lincoln.
This, another of the same series, contains four tales, viz: “ Jacopo," “ The Camelia," “The Little Errand Boy,” and “Garry Owen.” The last-named story was furnished for the series by Miss Edgeworth, whose name alone will secure for it many readers, and as many admirers. 37.—Hobart's Analysis of Bishop Butler's Analogy of Religion, Natural and Rerealed,
to the Constitution and Course of Nature. With Notes. Also, Crawford's Questions for Examination. Revised, and adapted to the Use of Schools. By CHARLES E. West, Principal of Rutger's Institute, in the city of New York. 18mo., pp. 228. New York: Harper & Brothers.
This little volume is designed to present a concise, and, at the same time, comprehensive analysis of Butler’s great, but abstruse work on natural and revealed religion. It will be useful to a large class of persons, who would be prevented from reading the original work from its abstruseness. 38.-Webster's Quarto Dictionary. Springfield: G. & C. Merriam.
We briefly noticed the new and improved edition of this incomparable dictionary of the English language in our last. We now subjoin a notice from the London Literary Gazette
" The original edition of the American dictionary is too well known and appreciated in England to require us to dwell at length on its plan and execution. In the present edition, Professor Goodrich has been ably assisted by severni eminent men, euch distinguished in his own sphere of inquiry; and the result is in the highest degree satisfactory. The work is a noble monument of erudition, and indefatigable research; and the style and accuracy of its typograpby would do honor to the press of any country in Europe. This volume must find its way into all our public and good private libraries, for it provides the English student witb a mass of the most valuable information, which he would in vain seek for elsewhere." 39.— The Italian Sketch Book. By H. T. TUCKERMAN, author of “ Thoughts on the
ets,” “ Artist Life," etc. 2 vols. 12mo., pp. 224. New York: J. C. Riker. The fact that this work has reached a third edition, is highly creditable to the growth of our Republic, now sufficiently advanced to appreciate a pure and beautiful literature. Mr. Tuckerman stands at the head of a class of writers that have heretofore been more admired among nations more highly cultivated in literature and the fine arts than our own. Few writers combine more completely a chaste and elegant style, with pure and vigorous thought. The present edition has been revised and greatly enlarged by the author, and is, moreover, handsomely printed.
The long promised “Memoir of William Ellery Channing, with extracts from his Co respondence and Manuscripts,” by the Rev. WILLIAM HENRY CHANNING, has just been published by Crosby & Nichols, of Boston. We regret that it was received too late for a more particular notice in the present number. We shall notice it as elaborately as our limits permit in the July number of this Magazine.
The Art-Union Journal for April is a capital number. The engravings on steel, the " Pool of the Thames,” “the Prince of Wales,” and “the Coral Finders,” are each worthy of the advanced state of the art in Great Britain. Nothing, we imagine, has yet surpassed the engravings on wood, not only in this, but former numbers of the same work. This journal is sold by the American agent, J. P. RIDNER, at $6 per annum.