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of his masculine creations-of completely identifying himself with his characters. It is in this want of dramatic talent, in his want of humour, and his comparative deficiency in general knowledge, that the inferiority of Cooper chiefly lies. The fund of historical and antiquarian lore possessed by Scott, is, indeed, no easy or ordinary acquisition.
The author of “Pelham,” while he dramatises like Scott the distinguished characters of another day, has thrown more of love and passion into his story. He is, evidently, a man of a warm temperament, who feels keenly, and, consequently, expresses himself in those ardentia verba that belong to true passion. In his conception of female character, we bold him altogther superior to Scott or Cooper. He is a vigorous thinker, and his style is terse and pointed. His classical allusions may be overstrained, but his keen and brilliant wit sits gracefully upon him, and flashes forth at every page. His dullest passages are those wherein he meditates wit-wherein he is witty of malice aforethought-as for example, at his meeting of wits at Wills', in his new novel “ Devereux.” Except the introductory hit of Steele, there is very little said that deserves to be repeated; and we have this general objection to urge against his wits, that they are all witty in the same style—so that the bonmot of one may be applied, without violation of any characteristic manner, to any other of the group. He wields the weapons of sarcasm and irony, with a terrible energy; and is destined to reach a literary elevation, far higher than any he has yet attained. With this commendation, we are compelled to mix our censure of the tone of morals pervading his first novel, “Pelham.” It seemed to us indicative of their unhealthy state, that the exposure, however witty, of the follies and odious vices of the parents, should proceed from the mouth of a son. It seemed outrageous to us—yet, after all, this may be a cis-atlantic prejudice, and a proof that “society” in this country, has not yet received its ultimate polish!
But à pròpòs of Anue of Geierstein. We return to the work before us, to remark on two instances of our author's forgetful
The first is, that he has forgotten to explain the import of the legend connected with the bending of the bow of Buttescholtz-an omission, that maidens of a certain age will not lightly excuse: the other is, that he supposes the Duke of Burgundy profoundly ignorant of a fact that nearly concerned him, and which, it appears, from the night scene at the German inn, was known to all the world besides-viz, that Count Albert of Geierstien, or the Black Priest of St. Paul's, was a chief of the Secret Tribunal!
Artists, of America, are becoming sensi-
Abbot, Dr. Abiel, his Letters written in ble of their deficiencies, 83---on the
the interior of Cuba, reviewed, 124– disputes of, ib.--distinguished, will
remarks on South Carolina, 125– have their imitators, 84.
compares slave labour as performed in
Cuba with that of South Carolina, 125 Barrow, Dr. his Travels in China referred
-remarks on the passion of the Span-” to, 176, 179, 194.
iards for cock-fighting and bull baiting, Berengers, the, of Arragon, the great pa-
126-visits a cock-pit in the Havana, trons of the Troubadours, 419.
ib.-remarks on the probable effect of Bolingbroke, Lord, description of, from
the Roman Catholic religion, 128 Devereux, 388-in Paris, 391---in his
gives a picture of Spanish hospitality, retirement, 397---visits Pope, 399.
129-describes the Casa de Beneficien- Botany, on the study of, 467--on the ar-
cia, 131-remarks on the ill effects of rangement and distribution of plants,
allowing ardent spirits to negroes, 132 469-on classification in, 471-on lan-
-his estimate of the population of Cu guage, in regard to the study of the
science of, 479-on the affinities and
Abernethy, Dr. his opinion of the cause contrasts of plants, 480-various sys.
of the prevailing maladies of the hu tems in relation to the classification of
man race, 215.
plants, 482-the distinction between
Addison, his Spectator, the origin of the natural and artificial systems in, owes
legitimate English novel, 370.
its origin to Linnæus, 486--B. Jussieu
Americans, the, possess too much nation never published his views on, 487–
al vanity, and too little national pride, the same published by his nephew,
322-do not bear criticism well, 328– 488–on the sexual system in, of Lin-
are wrong, in the opinion of English næus, ib.--on the seven classes in, of
men, when, in any way, they differ B. Jussieu, 489–the order of Jussieu
from them, 329—possess a rage for in improved, 490-on the enlargement of
novation in politics, 344—on the schol the orders of, ib.-on 'an arrangement
arship of, 346.
in, on fixed and determinate principles,
Amherst, Lord, bis Embassy to China, re 491--on the accessions recently made
ferred to, 178-account of the failure
Brande, M , his Table of the relative
Anales de Ciencias, Agricultura, &c., re strength of wines and spirits, referred
ferred to, 285, 292.
Anne of Geierstein, reviewed, 499_n
the introduction of, 500--develope- Candolle, Aug. Pyramo de, his Prodo-
ment of characters in, ib. -description mus Systematis naturalis Regni Vege-
of Alpine scenery in, 501--preliminary tabilis, &c. referred to, 466.-his life
to a duel in, 503---description of an devoted to the study of botany, 4924
earth-slide among the precipices of publishes Flore Française, ib..-his ap-
Geierstein, 504- on the characters of pointment to different professorships,
some of the principal actors in, 514. ib.-- publishes his Theorie Elementaire
Aperçu Statistique de l'Ile de Cuba, re. de la Botanique, and Regni Vegetabilis
ferred to, 285.
Systema Naturale, 493--his fundamon-
tal principles of classification quoted, 196--tea is the general beverage in, 199
ib.---remodelled the system of Jussieu, a wine of, made from rice, ib.-on the
496---his system of natural orders, 497. population of, 203-account of the fail-
Cayley, Arthur, Jr., his Life of Sir Walter ure of the last English embassy to,
Raleigh referred to, 433
Cella, who they were, 11-were Gome. Chinese, on the language and literature of
rians, ib.-generally held the same the, 179-on the private manners of
doctrines with Pythagoras, 33.
the, 180-a new Russian mission ap-
Celtic Druids, the, referred to, 1-on the pointed to the capital of the, 181-ar-
brass weapons of ancient nations, ib. my, observations on the, 181-gunpow.
on the ancient alphabets, 1-3_two der known to the, before the birth of
ancient alphabets, 4-Oghams of Ire Christ, ib.,the, considered the best
land, 6-affinity between the langua agriculturists in the world, 195_ook-
ges, ib. peculiarity of the Irish alpha ing, remarks on, 198—tea the general
bet, ib. --Virgil a' Druid, 7-Welsh beverage of the, 199—the, highly tole-
letters the same as the Irish, ib.-when rant in religion, 201-manner of ma-
the Ogham characters were invented, king bargains, ib.printing, ib.-char-
8-on the 10th and 11th chapters of acters, 202—on the science of the, ib.
Genesis, 9-confusion of tongues or --the, attach great importance to gen-
languages, ib —of Baillie's hypothesis, sing as medicine, ib.--the drama a fa-
supported by Drummond, ib.-ibe an vorite amusement with the, 203—on
cient astronomers, 10—who the Celtæ the complexion of the, ib.-on the lite-
were, 11-the Celtæ were Gomerians, rature of the, 204.
ib.-of the Umbri and Etruscans, 12– Chivalry, its influence upon literature,
affinity between the Hebrew and the 405_-before the age of, poetry distin-
Celtic, ib.---affinity between the Greek, guished the inhabitants of Northern
Sanscrit, and Celtic, 13—the Celtic, Europe, ib.-on the poetry of the ages
the first swarm from the parent bive, which preceded the institutions of, 406
ib.-of the Phænician colonies in Ire -its influence on poetry, ib.—created
land, ib.-Irish histories and bards, 15 a rage for versifying, 408—on the
-the hero Gods, 16-derivation of rhymed tales of, 410_on the decline
Britain, Bretange, and Albion, and of of, 415—the Berengers of Arragon gave
the words, vates and bards, 17—how the first impulse to the muse of, 419–in
Britain was 'peopled, ib.—of the first the south of France the poets of, styled
settlers,ib.-Britain known to Aristotle, Troubadours, 420.
19—Hyperboreans were Britains, ib. Cicero de Republica, Featherstonhaugh's
-Hercules a Celt, 21-Abaris proba translation of, reviewed, 136-145-re-
bly a Druid, ib.--the Cross common to marks on the Boston edition of, 145–
Greeks, Egyptians and Indians, 22– MS. of, was preserved in the monaste-
when letters arrived in Great Britain, ry of Gobio, 146—written in imitation
ib.-on festivals removed by the pre of Plato, 156—has a greater resem-
cession of the equinox. 24–Bramin blance to the Discourses of Macchia-
back-reckoning, 25-of the Cushites, velli than to a Dialogue of Plato, 164.
ib.--gods of the British isles, 26—ChalCicero, his work on invention and Trea-
dees, ib.-Chaldees of the British tise de Oratore, referred to, 150-de.
isles, 27-of Iona, Jupiter, Janus, ib. votes himself to literature and study,
-Coarbs of Iona, ib.--
:-no idol worship 151-composes his De Republicâ, 152
in the primitive ages, ib.-Grecian - had difficulty in determining upon
lithoi, ib.—circular temples of the Is the form of the work, 153-wrote two
raelites, 28—theory of the origin of let. of his works in imitation of Plato, 156
ters, resumed, ib. —the present Arabic his opinion of the excellence of the
alphabet may be modern, 29—the Roman polity, 165-his reflections on
Celts generally, and the Druids partic the constitution of his country, 175.
ularly, held the same doctrines with Classification of Plants, on the, 466-
Pythagorus, 33-tatooing, 34-appen 498.
dix to the review of, 37-46.
Cobbett, his Complete collection of State
China, Travels of the Russian Mission Trials, referred to, 433.
through Mongolia to, referred to, 176 Coffee, on the cultivation of, in Cuba,
-Jesuits obtained a footing in, about 312-on the quantity exported from
the sixteenth century, 177-descrip Cuba, 313.
tion of the great wall of, 193—conquer. Cuba, comparison of slave labour in, and
ed successively by the Mongols and in Carolina, 125-on cock-fighting and
Mantchoos, 194-on the willows of, bull-baiting in, 126-on the causes of
frequent assassinations in,
128-proba men, in relation to the cure of, 221–
ble effect of the Roman Catholic reli on the quality of food in relation to,
gion in, ib.-natural advantages of, 129 225 -- aggravated by the use of spirits,
-hospitality of the inhabitants of, ib. wine and fermented liquors, 226–
abounds in immense caverns 130-dis rules to be observed for the preven-
cipline of oxen in, 131_use of ardent tion or the cure of, 229-on the bene..
spirits injurious to the negroes of, 132 fit of travelling in the cure of, 234-
-on the population of, 134—on the a synopsis of short rules for the cure
yeomanry ot, 136-on the natural ad of, 240.
vantages of, 285—its magnitude com- Dyspeplic, the, usually eats too mach,223
pared, 287“on the geological structure -spirits, wine and fermented liquors
of, 288--on the discovery of gold in, injurious to, 226--the effects of cotfee
and St. Domingo, 291--on the scarcity and tea on, 227-on the diet of, 228
of water in, 292--
--on the climate of, 293 rules on eating to be observed by, 229
--the leading causes of the improve - to avoid hard study, 230-exercise all
ment of, 295-on the population of, 296 important to, 232—on the importance
--a comparative view of the populati of triction to, 231 --- usually derives
on of, with other territories where sla benefit from travelling, 234—injury of
very exists, 299, 300-on the ancient tobacco to, 236—on the importance of
population of, 301--influence of the re regular hours to, 237-rules for the
sidence in, of the great proprietors and guidance of, 238—short, practical rules
noblemen, 304--on the cultivation of obligatory on, 240.
sugar in, 305--on the profits of cultiva-
ting sugar to the proprietors in, 307– Education in Germany, 86–123.
on the importance and value of coffee' Ellis, his Narrative of Lord Amherst's
to, 312--exports of coffee from, 313-.. Embassy to China, referred to, 178–
on the tobacco of, ib. --on the imports remarks on the brick tea of Mongolia,
and exports of, 315--on the revenue of, 184—on the rice wine of China, 199.
317--on the government of, 318. Englishman an, Voltaire's picture of, 328
-considers whatever difference of cus-
Devereur, the tale of, referred to, 369 tom from that of his own country, be
reviewed, 387-extracts from, 388-402 meets with in other countries, as abso-
-on the literary character of, 402. lutely wrong, 329—puts forth his gra-
Diet, a treatise on, &c. referred to, 208, phic power most successfully in imagi-
native representations of life, 369.
Digestive Organs, an Essay on Disorders Essai Politique sur l'Isle de Cuba, re-
of the, &c., referred to, 208, 240. viewed, 285–321.
Druids, the, of Gaul and Britain acquain- Essay on Morbid Sensibility of the Stomach
ted with letters, 3—telescopes and gun and Bowels, an, &c. referred to, 208–
powder known to, 20-admitted the 240.
creation of matter, 23—the Christmas
festival of, 26—of the sacred fire of, ib. Featherstonhaugh, G. W. his translation
guilty of human sacrifices, 27—of the of the Republic of Cicero, reviewed,
hierachy and power of, 32--held the 136—his translations compared with
same doctrines as Pythagoras, 33. the original, 140-on the seholarship
Dwight, Henry E., his Travels in the of, 144.
North of Germany, referred to, 86--- Fiction, on the English works of, 369.
examined the universities and schools Fielding, on his character as a novelist,
of the North of Germany, 88--- notices 371-wrote his Joseph Andrews as a
the attention paid by the German and satire on Richardson's Pamela, ib.-on
Prussian governments to public im his Tom Jones, 372—on his character
provement, 89.--contrasts Protestant of Alworthy, 373_his definition of true
with Catholic Germany, ib.---gives an wisdom, quoted, 375.
account of the threeclasses of instructors Fine Arts, on the state of the, in Athens,
in the universities of Germany, 104--- 70—in Rome, ib.--the, associated with
remarks on the results of German edu the old age rather than the manhood
cation when compared with Ameri of a country, 72--on the state of the,
in Great-Britain, 73--Mr. West's letter
Dyspepsia, on the prevalence of, 208– relative to the specimens of the, in
on the dietical writers in reference to, Italy, 76--on the advantages of Ame-
210-on the general causes, and the rica for the cultivation of the, 77--on
cure of, 211– Dr. Paris' definition of, the public institutions in America fer
215-on the origin of, 216–on regi the promotion of the, 79.
Freemasonry, on the probable origin of, the frequency of elections,ib.--supports
bis notion that our system bas been get-
French Spoliations, remarks on, 64-case ting daily more democratical from ibe
of the Commonwealth vs. Chapman, adoption of the constitution, 340 bis
referred to, in relation to, ib.
remarks on the state of education in the
Fuller, a case from bis Medicina Gym United States, 349-on the opinions of,
nastica, quoted, 232.
regarding our Southern institutions, 352
-considers the question of slavery in a
Germany, visited by Mr. Russel, 87-by practical light, 354—his opinions on the
Mr. L'wight, 88--system of education subject of slavery, generally, 361-ridi-
in, a laborious one, ib.-schools and cules the idea of danger to the slave-
universities of, liberally endowed, ib. holding states from insurrection, 363—
the government of, pays unremitted at in error respecting the mortality of
tention to public improvement, 89_ slaves on rice plantations, 368.
difference between protestant and ca. Hall, Dr. Marshall, his Essay on Disor-
tholic, ib.--on the elementary schools ders of the Digestive Organs, &c., re-
of, 91--on the compensation of the in ferred to, 208, 240.
structors in the schools of, 93—on the Havana, the, description of the Casa de
gymnasia of the north of, 94—in 1825, Beneficiencia of, 131-on the climate
state of the universities of, 102—the of, 292—on the population of, ib.
academic terms of, note, 103-classes Humboldt's description of, 302
of professors in the universities of, 104 port of sugar from, 305-export of cof-
professors in the universities of, cho. fee from, 313--imports and exports for
sen for life, 106—Mr. Russel's views of the port of, 315.
university professors in, 107—on the Health, Sure methods of improving, and
exegetical method of instruction in, prolonging Life, &c., referred to, 208-
109-on the numerous libraries in, 110 extract from, 234.
-on the literature of, 112-on the lite. Heber, Bishop. his Sermons, reviewed,
rary acquirements of the professors in, 241--on bis oratory, 248--his great can-
note, 112 on the carousals, &c. of dour in argument, 249.
students in the universities of, 114- Hermann, on his system in botany.
education in, compared with the United Higgins, Godfrey, his Celtic Druids, re-
States, 118--on the musical taste of the ferred to, 1-rejects the Masoretic
inhabitants of, 1:22.
points, 3-ot opinion that the Druids
Goldsmith, bis Vicar of Wakefield, the of Gaul and Britain were acquainted
standard of the English novel of rural with letters, ib.-distrusts the authority
of Josephus, 11-opiniou respecting
Gregorie, Dr. G. his Elements of the the institution of the priesthood, 33.
Theory and Practice of Physic refer- History of the World, Raleigh's, the fruit
red to, 210.
of his imprisonment, 456.
Gymnasia, tbe, of the North of Germany, Hoffman, David, his Legal Outlines, re-
94 -divided into two classes, 95-on ferred to, 47-titles of bis lectures, 48-
the exegetical mode of instruction his remarks upon jurisdiction, 62.
adopted in, --students pass from Huber, B. his Aperçu Statistique de l'Ile
tbe, to the universities, 93--on learning de Cuba, &c. referred to, 285-bis re-
languages in, 99.
marks on the influence of the residence
of the great proprietors and noblemen
Hall, Capt. Basil, his Travels in North on the inhabitants of Cuba, 304.
America, &c., reviewed, 321-of opi. Humboldt, Alexandre de, bis Fssai Poli-
nion that the Americans would be a tique sur l'Ile de Cuba, referred to,
happier people if they got no English 285-bis observations on the geological
books, 322 --dissatisfied with our poli. structure of Cuba, 288-remarks on the
tical institutions, 324-his remarks on climate of the Havana, 292-bis esti-
American elections, 326-is more than mate of the population of Cuba, 296–
ordinarily peevish when his bill of fare his description of the Havana, 302–his
is unsatisfactory. 327 --a confirmed gas estimate of the export of sugar from
trimargia, 328-acknowledges that Cuba, 305—underrates the production
this country is in a very flourishing con: of sugar in Louisiana, 306—his obser.
dition, 331-affirms that the American vations on the manufacture of sugar,
government is a mere experiment, 336 310.
-imputes to the form of our govern- Hume, his defence of James I. comment-
ment whatever may seem to go wrong ed on, in regard to Raleigh, 460, note.
in the country, 337-his opinions on