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system, but admits that reform may be introduced in many of the details. His remarks on classical learning are sound and judicious; and the importance of the physical sciences is well set forth. The most earnest part of the discourse is that devoted to the subject of religious instruction. The sentiments uttered in it are liberal and enlightened. They are such as men of all sects and parties will readily assent to.
Dr. Ludlow's language is chaste and simple. Without any appearance of laborious effort, his style is precise and clear. His tone of thought is marked by manly strength and moderation. It is a fortunate circumstance in these times, that the sound and matured intellects among us come forward so frequently with the results of their reflections and the lessons of their wisdom.
Ciceronis Selectæ quædam Epistolæ. Accedunt notulæ et illustrationes Anglicæ. Cura M. L. Hurlbert. Philadelphia. H. Perkins. 12mo. pp. 336.
We like the plan of this book. There are few literary remains of any age more valuable and interesting than the letters of Cicero. They are elegant, simple, and easily understood, with a few historical illustrations. This selection seems to us to have been made with good judgment. In the notes, the author states first, the general object of the letter, and then explains the more difficult constructions and idioms. We think it will answer a good purpose in awakening an interest in a very important period of Roman history, and in giving the young scholar a pleasant and attractive view of the principal characters who figured in it.
Report on Public Instruction in Pennsylvania. By the Rev. Gilhert Morgan, A. M., late President of the Western University. Philadelphia. E. G. Dorsey. 12mo. pp. 24.
The lateness of the hour when this pamphlet reached us, makes it impossible to give the subject of it that attention which its importance demands. It is one of many indications that the people of Pennsylvania are seriously thinking of the indispensable necessity of raising their system of education to the level of the wants of the age. Mr. Morgan's Report goes into the details of a proposed new system, the most important features of which are a board of instruction, and a seminary for teachers. This plan shows a practical acquaintance with the profession of teaching, and deserves the serious attention of the government of Pennsylvania. It is to be hoped that the miserable disputes of political partisans will not prevent that great and powerful State from acting in a manner worthy of her character in a matter of such transcendent importance as the education of her children.
LAW. Case of the Slave Child Med. Report of the Arguments of Council, and of the Opinion of the Court, in the Case of Commonwealth vs. Aves; tried and determined in the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. Boston. Isaac Knapp. 8vo. pp. 40.
MISCELLANEOUS. The Young Husband's Book. 1 vol. Philadelphia, Carey, Lea, & Blanchard.
A Plea for Voluntary Societies, and a Defence of the Decisions of the General Assembly against the Strictures of the Princeton Rev ers. New York. J. S. Taylor.
The Fairy Book. New York. Harper & Brothers.
Miscellaneous Writings of the late Samuel J. Smith, of Burlington, N. J.; collected and arranged by one of the Family, with a Notice of his Life. 1 vol. 8vo. Philadelphia. Henry Perkins.
The Gazetteer of the State of New York, comprehending its Colonial History, Geography, Geology, &c. &c., by Thomas F. Gordon. Philadelphia. Printed for the Author, by T. K. & P. G. Collins.
Yaradee; a Plea for Africa, in Familiar Conversations on the Subject of Slavery and Colonization. By F. Freeman, Rector of St. David's Church, Manayunk. 1 vol. 12mo. Philadelphia. J. Whetham.
The Complete Practical Farmer, in Three Parts : Part III., on Live Stock under the immediate Supervision of R. H. Budd, Veterinary Surgeon. 1 vol. pp. 500. New York. Collins, Keese, & Co.
Maria Monk, and the Nunnery of the Hôtel Dieu, being an Account of a Visit to the Convents of Montreal, and Refutation of the “ Awful Disclosures." By William L. Stone.
Pambour on Locomotive Engines upon Railways. Philadelphia. Carey & Hart.
Nature. Boston. James Munroe & Co. 12mo. pp. 95.
The Sketch Book of Youth. By Robert Ramble. 18mo. New York. B. B. Hussey.
An Introduction to Phrenology, in the Form of Question and Answer, &c. &c., by Robert Macnish, Author of the “ Anatomy of Drunkenness," &c. I vol. Boston. Marsh, Capen, & Lyon.
Irving's Works, Vols. V. and VI. Philadelphia. Carey, Lea, & Blanchard.
Phrenology known by its Fruits, being a brief Review of Dr. Brigham's late Work, entitled “Observations on the Influence of Religion upon the Health and Physical Welfare of Mankind,” by David M. Reese, M. D., of New York. 1 vol. New York. Howe & Bates.
Peter Parley's Bible Gazetteer. New York. Freeman Hunt & Co.
Report on the Subject of the Exploring Expedition to the South Seas. By J. N, Reynolds. 8vo. New York. Harper & Brothers.
Foster's Cabinet Miscellany. I, II, III, IV, – Part Ist. New York. Theo. Foster.
The Teacher's Guide. By John Hall. 12mo. Hartford, Connecticut. Canfield & Robbins.
Paulding's Works. Vols. IX, X, XI. New York. Harper & Brothers.
Lectures on Slavery, by Rev. Benjamin Godwin, D. D., Author of Lectures against Aiheism. From the London Edition. With Additions to the American Edition. Boston. James B. Dow. 16mo.
Report of the Magnetical Experiments made by the Commission of the Royal Academy of Medicine, of Paris, read in the Meetings of June 21st and 28th, 1831, by M. Husson, the Reporter, translated from the French, and preceded with an Introduction, by Charles Poyen St. Sauveur. Pos n. D. K. Hitchcock. 16mo. pp. 172.
NOVELS AND TALES.
The Poor Rich Man and the Rich Poor Man, by Miss Sedgwick. New York. Harper & Brothers.
Peter Snooks, à Tale of the City — and other strange Tales, by the Author of "Chartley.” 2 vols. Philadelphia. Carey, Lea, & Blanchard.
The Farmer's Daughter, and other Tales of Sea and Land, by the Author of “ Tough Yarns,” &c. 2 vols. Philadelphia. Carey, Lea, & Blanchard.
The Proscribed German Student, being a Sketch of some interesting Incidents in the Life and melancholy Death of the late Lewis Clausing. _Edited by Samuel F. B. Morse, A. M. To which is added, à Treatise on the Jesuits, the posthumous Work of Lewis Clausing. New York. Van Nostrand & Dwight.
Tales of my Neighbourhood; by the Author of " The Collegians.” 2 vols. 12mo. Philadelphia. Carey, Lea, & Blanchard.
Violet Woodville, or the Danseuse. 2 vols. 12mo. Carey, Lea, & Blanchard.
George Bascombe, a Novel. 2 vols. Harper & Brothers.
Mellichampe, a Legend of the Santee. By the Author of “Guy Rivers," “ The Yemassee,” &c. 2 vols. 12mo. New York. Harper & Brothers.
The Priors of Prague, by the Author of "Cavendish,” “ Will Watch," &c. Philadelphia. Carey, Lea, & Blanchard.
East and West. A Novel. By the Author of “ Clinton Bradshaw." 2 vols. 12mo. Philadelephia. Carey, Lea, & Blanchard.
Home; or the Iron Rule, a domestic Story, by Sarah Stickney, Author of “Pictures of Private Life,” &c. Complete in one volume. New York. Harper & Brothers.
ORATIONS AND ADDRESSES. The Literature and Science of America. An Address before the Alumni of Hamilton College, delivered July 27th, 1836, by the Rev. Albert Barnes, of Philadelphia.
The Advantages and the Dangers of the American Scholar. A Discourse delivered on the day preceding the annual Commencement of Union College, 26th July, 1836, by Gulian C. Verplanck, one of the Regents of the University of the State of New York. New York. Wiley & Long. 8vo. pp. 62.
The Spirit of the Age; an Address delivered before the two Literary Societies of the University of North Carolina, by Hon. Henry L. Pinckney. Raleigh. J. Gales & Son. 8vo. pp. 30.
POETRY. The Wanderer; a Rambling Poem, by a Clerk in Market Street. 18mo. Philadelphia.
Grigg & Elliot. Autumn Leaves, a Collection of Miscellancous Poems from various Authors. 1 1 vol. New York. John S. Taylor.
The Ladies' Wreath; a Selection from the Female Poetic Writers VOL. XLIV. — NO. 94.
of England and America, with original Notices and Notes; prepared especially for young Ladies. A Gift Book for all Seasons. By Mrs. Hale, Author of “ Northwood,” &c. Boston. Marsh, Capen, & Lyon. 12mo. pp. 408.
This neat little volume comes to us at the eleventh hour. We are unwilling not to do our part towards announcing it, though this is all we can now do. It looks to us, as if it were destined to prove a great favorite. The English selections are from the writings of Mrs. Hemans, Miss Baillie, Miss More, Mrs. Barbauld, Miss Taylor, Miss Landon, Mrs. Nor. ton, Mrs. Howitt, Miss Jewsbury, Miss Brown, Miss Bowles, and Miss Mitford; the American, from those of Mrs. Sigourney, Miss Gould, Mrs. Embury, Mrs. Wells, Mrs. Smith, Miss Davidson, Mrs. Osgood, Mrs. Dinnies, Mrs. Whitman, Mrs. Gilman, Mrs. Ellet, and Mrs. Hale. The specimens, which have caught our eye in turning over the pages, confirm our confidence in the taste and judgment which the accomplished editor brings to the composition of such a work; and the biographical and critical notices of the respective writers cannot fail to be a material addition to its interest. An ornamental title-page and a print of Mrs. Hemans, (the latter of which we could have wished to see better executed) are prefixed to the volume, and they are decorations which correspond to the use, designed for it, and which we dare say it will be found well to serve, of a Gift Book for All Seasons.
THEOLOGY. Christian Retirement, or Spiritual Exercises of the Heart, by the Author of Christian Experience as displayed in the Life and Writings of St. Paul,” from the eighth London Edition. 1 vol. New York. John S. Taylor.
Discourses, comprising a History of the First Congregational Church in Providence, delivered June 19th, 1836, after the Close of a Century from the Formation of the Church. By Edward B. Hall, Pastor. Published by Request of the Society. Providence. Knowles, Vose, & Co. 8vo. pp. 62.
New Views of Christianity, Society, and the Church. By 0. A. Brownson. Boston. James Munroe & Co. 12mo. pp. 116.
A Sermon at the Dedication of the Independent Congregational Church, in Meadville, Pennsylvania, August 20th, 1836. By Henry Coleman. Buffalo. Oliver G. Steele. 8vo. pp. 27.
Religion and the Church. By Charles Follen. Boston. James Munroe & Co. 12mu. pp. 42.
Lights and Shadows of Christian Life. New York. John S. Taylor.
Thoughts on Religious Education and Early Piety. By the Rev. Wm. S. Plumer, of Virginia. New York. John S. Taylor. 1836.
Remarks on the Four Gospels. By W. H. Furness. 1 vol. 12mo. Philadelphia. Carey, Lea, & Blanchard.
The Book of Common Prayer, in folio. New York. Conner & Cooke.
Mammon, or Covetousness the Sin of the Christian Church. By the Rev. John Harris, Author of " The Great Teacher." 12mo. Bos
Gould, Kendall, & Lincoln. Text Book of Ecclesiastical History, by J. C. J. Gieseler, Professor of Theology in Gottingen. Translated from the third German edi
tion, by Francis Cunningham. 3 vols. Philadelphia. Carey, Lea, & Blanchard.
A Pebble against the Tide ; a Sermon preached to the Second Church, on Sunday, November 6th, 1836, by its Minister, Chandler Robbins. Published by Request. Boston. S. G. Simpkins. 8vo.
This discourse is calculated to be as useful as any which has lately come under our notice. A noble vein of thought runs through it, ex. pressed with great force and beauty. The mischievous folly of extravagant plans and expectations, is any thing but a novel theme; but its treatment here is any thing but trite. He is a skilful leech, who knows the composition of such a cataplasm for the raging fever of the public mind.
TRAVELS. The Rambler in Mexico, MDcccxxxiv., by Chas. Jos. Latrobe. I vol. New York. Harper & Brothers.
Notices of Florida, and the Campaigns. By M. M. Cohen, an Officer of the Left Wing. 1 vol. 12mo. Charleston, S. C. Burges & Honour.
AMERICAN EDITIONS OF FOREIGN WORKS. The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare; with a Life of the Poet. 7 vols. 8vo. Boston. Hilliard, Gray, & Co.
The Confessions of an Elderly Gentleman; illustrated by Six Female Portraits. By the Countess of Blessington. Philadelphia Carey, Lea, & Blanchard.
Gems of Beauty; with Illustrations in Verse, by the Countess of Blessington. London; Longman, Rees, Orme, & Co. New York ; D. Appleton & Co.
Lives of the Cardinal Richelieu, Count Oxenstiern, Count Olivarez, and Cardinal Mazarin, by G. P. R. James. In 2 vols. 12mo. Philadelphia. Carey, Lea, & Blanchard.
Poems. By Macdonald Clarke. 1 vol. New York. J. W. Bell.
Harry O'Reardon, or Illustrations of Irish Pride. By Mrs. S. C. Hall. 1 vol. Carey & Hart.
The Merchant's Clerk, and other Tales. By Samuel Warren, LL. D., Author of “Passages from the Diary of a Physician." 1 vol. New York. Harper & Brothers.
Delphine. By Madame de Staël Holstein, 3 vols. Philadelphia. Carey & Hart.
The Miscellaneous Works of Henry Mackenzie, complete in one volume. New York. Harper & Brothers.
Diary of a Blasé. By the Author of “ Peter Simple.” 1 vol. Philadelphia. E. L. Carey & A. Hart.
Andrew the Savoyard, from J. Paul de Kock. 2 vols. Philadelphia. E. L. Carey & A. Hart.
Mr. Midshipman Easy. By Captain Marryatt. 1 vol. 12mo. Philadelphia, Carey & Hart.' The same, 2 vols. 12mo. Boston. Marsh, Capen, & Lyon.
Memoirs of Lucien Bonaparte, Prince of Canino, written by Himself. Part Ist, from the Year 1792, to the Year 8th of the Republic. New York. Saunders & Ouley.