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= MAY 1, 1863. merebant sells more copies of Webster's American for us to ascertain how far each of these affirmaDictionary tban of any English dictionary in the tions is true.” market."' *Indeed!" exclaimed Mr. Bull. “Yes, Here follows the general conclusion, with which sir: We have published a dictionary in America the introductory chapter closes :wbich will teach you how to use the English lan-' “ Forms are in their nature transitory, law is gesge." There were over five thousand copies of everlasting. If from visible forms we turn to the various sizes of Webster's Dictionaries sold at directing law, how vast is the difference! We pass the Trade Sale.
from the finite, the momentary, the incidental, the
conditioned, to the illimitable, the eternal, the neCARLETOX bas just issued “My Southern Friends,"
cessary, the unshackled. It is of law that I am to by the author of "Among the Pines.” Of the latter
speak in this book. In a world composed of vanwork over 35,000 copies have been sold. He has
ishing forms, I am to vindicate the imperishability, also published more than 120,000 volumes of “Les Misérables.”
the majesty, of law, and to show how man proceeds
in his social march in obedience to it. I am to lead ME. SCBIBYER has already published three of the my reader, perhaps in a reluctant path, from the beautiful Physical wall-maps which bave been so long outward phantasmagorial illusions which surround promised by Professor Guyot; and there is every us and so ostentatiously obtrude themselves on our reason to expect an early completion of the series. attention, to something that lies in silence and One characteristic of these maps is that they may strength behind. I am to draw his thoughts from be used to advantage with any sort of text-book in the tangible to the invisible, from the limited to the academies or schools. But their real merits are of universal, from the changeable to the invariable, > much higher order. For freshness, accuracy, from the transitory to the eternal, from the expeelearness, and harmony, they are not equalled even dients and volitions so largely amusing the life of by the excellent wall-maps which Ewald, Sydow, man to the predestined and resistless issuing from and others have published in Germany. The map the fiat of God.” of the United States, already issued, is a most satis Here are the closing sentences of the volume :factory exhibition of the natural features of our
“In an all-important particular, the prospect of country, even better than any chart in relief. It is, Europe is bright. China is passing through the moreover, as well adapted for general use as for all last stage of civil life in the cheerlessness of Budpurposes of instruction. The map of South America dhism ; Europe approaches it through Christianity. may be had on either of two scales, one almost Universal benevolence cannot fail to yield a better double the size of the other. Other maps are nearly fruit than unsocial pride. There is a fairer hope ready.
for nations animated by a sincere religious senti
ment, who, whatever their political history may Messrs. HARPER AND BROTHERS are about to issue
le have been, have always agreed in this, that they ** The History of the Intellectual Development of
were devout, than for a people who dedicate themEurope, by John William DRAPER, M.D., LL.D.,"
selves to a selfish pursuit of material advantage, in one large octavo of 650 pages. Professor Dra
who have lost all belief in a future and are living per's - Human Physiology" has taken unquestioned
without any God.... I have asserted the control rank as one of the most profound and suggestive
of natural law in the shaping of human affairs, works of the age. The object of this was to treat of
a control not inconsistent with free will any more the development of man as an individual. The pre- I than the unavoidable passage of an individual as sent work treats of the development of the race. The
he advances to maturity and declines in old age is msin propositions which are laid down, and to the
he inconsistent with his voluntary actions; that higher proof of which the book is devoted, are that "social
cial law limits our movements to a certain direction, and advancement” is as completely under the control of
guides them in a certain way. An acorn may lie Datural law as is bodily growth, and that the life |
torpid in the ground, unable to exert its living force of an individual is a miniature of the life of a na
until it receives warmth and moisture, and other tion. To establish these points, the history of the things needful for its sermination : when it grows, it civilized world is passed under review,--the history,
tory: may put forth one bud here and another bud there, that is, not so much of its wars and alliances, as of
the wind may bend one branch, the frost blight its opinions, modes of thought, and habits of life.
another, the innate vitality of the tree may struggle Warburton's “ Divine Legation” is perhaps the
against adverse conditions or luxuriate in those that only other book in which such an immense mass of
are congenial; but, whatever the circumstances may learning and research is expended in the elucida
be, there is an overruling power forever constraintion and defence of two or three propositions which
ing and modelling it. The acorn can only produce can be stated in as many scores of words. Two or
an oak. three brief paragraphs, taken from the opening and clasing pages of the book, will give some insight The completion of the New American Cyclopædia, into its design, mode of treatment, and ultimate edited by George Ripley and Charles A. Dana, and conclusions.
published by D. Appleton and Company, New York, "I intend in this work,” says Professor Draper, is an event of no small interest and importance. The * to consider in what manner the advancement of original project of producing a Popular Dictionary Europe in civilization has taken place, to ascertain of General Knowledge has happily been carried out, how far its progress has been fortuitous, and how in sixteen volumes, notwithstanding the monetary far determined by primordial law. Does the pro difficulties of the country since the close of 1857, cession of nations in time, like the erratic phan when the first volume appeared. The organization tast of a dream, go forward without reason or which has produced this Cyclopædia was very perorder? Or is there a predetermined, a solemn fect. The editors employed a large staff of regular barch, in which all must join, ever moving, ever assistants, all of them well-informed gentlemen, and resistlessly advancing, encountering and enduring also largely called in aid a corps of able miscellaan inevitable succession of events? Some have neous contributors, each of whom wrote upon the asserted that human affairs are altogether deter- subjects he best understood. Every line in the sixnined by the voluntary action of men; some, that teen volumes is original,—that is, was expressly lbe providence of God directs us in every step; written for this work. The number of subjects some, that all events are fixed by destiny. It is treated of far exceeds that of any similar work of MAY 1, 1863.
equal extent. The attention paid to home subjects, ! We may soon expect the publication of the first which it brings up to the close of 1862, emphatic- volume of Mr. Richard Grant White's Shakespeare, ally stamps it as a publication essentially as Ame- which will complete the work, eleven volumes having rican as the great Encyclopædia Britannica is Eng. already appeared. For a large-paper copy of this lish. Diffuseness has been judiciously avoided; but, edition as high as $150 has been offered. when a subject had to be treated fully, ample space MR. COWDEN CLARKE has in the press an interestwas allowed. For instance, the article “ United
ing volume, with the title of “Shakespeare CharacStates," in Vol. XV., is sufficiently extended to form
ters, chiefly those Subordinate.” a separate volume of itself.
The greater chaTo foreigners whom recent events have lately interested in this country,
racters, Mr. Clarke says, have had full justice done
to them; but the minor actors have to a great exthe American character of the Cyclopædia will be attractive. To all, the reasonable price of the work
tent been overlooked, yet in them we find marks of must be a great boon. In the closing volume, a Sup
design, and a large amount of character, wit, and plement carries the information down to the end of
humor. the year, and an Annual volume, to appear every MESSRS. Johnson, Fry & Co., of New York, have Christmas, will chronicle, as it occurs, all that the just completed the issue of their “ Library Shakepublic can require to be constantly « posted up." speare,” in 3 vols. 8vo, with notes, memoir, engraThe capital expended on this Cyclopædia exceeds vings, &c. $415,000. The publishers had faith from the outset MR. HALLIWELL communicates to the “London in the want of such a work, in the capacity of its | Athenæum” a curious document which his antieditors and contributors, and in their own unfalter
quarian studies respecting Anne Hathaway have ing purpose of making it worthy of the literary cha
brought to light. The document is the deed of racter of the country.
sale, in 1610, of what is called Anne Hathaway's The great war in which we are engaged has not Cottage, at Shottery, by William Whitmore and John only led to the republication in this country of Randall, to Bartholomew Hathaway, who then ocmany valuable military authorities, until now sealed cupied it, and in whose family it continued until to our public in the French or German, but has the present century. called forth new works, proposing new tactical form- | CROSBY & Nichols have purchased Hudson's ations and new applications of strategy, due to " Shakespeare,” and will issue a new and revised the great mechanical changes in the military art. edition. Among publishers of such works, Mr. D. Van Nostrand, of New York, has taken the first rank: he is
PERIODICALS. the publisher of military and scientific books exclusively, and has spared no trouble or expense in en
Under this heading we have grouped together larging the sphere of military knowledge. Besides
Jeden Besides such information respecting new periodicals, and “Scott's Military Dictionary,” a treasury of mili
nili. I changes in those which have long been estatary definitions and explanations, he has issued
& issued blished, as has recently come to our knowledge. ** Casey's Infantry Tactics,” now adopted by the We intend to keep an eye constantly on this departGovernment as the standard, and Du Parca's is Element of our literature, believing that the book. ments of Military Art and History," a practical and
tical and trade will advance their own interests, as well as valuable treatise. But we desire to call particular
ticular those of the reading community, by paying constant attention to one of his most recent issues, ROEMER'S
attention to the quarterlies and monthlies. « Cavalry: its History, Management, and Uses in OUR Canadian neighbors are to have a monthly War.” This is one of the completest works on Cay- literary magazine of their own, which promises well. alry which has ever been issued. Its history is set It is entitled the “British American,” and is deforth, its tactics examined and explained, the horse voted to literature, science, and art. Toronto is the anatomically and physically analyzed. In short, place of publication, and H. Y. Hind, M. A., F.R.G.S., whether for soldier or citizen, whether to apply is the editor. The first number has just reached knowledge in the field or to read battle-histories us as we go to press, bearing a very attractive look. with intelligence, this work is of great value. Its The opening article, by the editor, on Northwestern author was an officer of cavalry in the European British America, ought to be reprinted this side of service, and speaks from practical knowledge : he the line. Notices of American periodicals are prohas, besides, enriched his work by the use of many mised as one feature of the journal. (Rollo & Adam, of the best foreign authorities on the subject.
Publishers, Toronto. Subscription, $3 a year.) Signers of the Declaration of Independence. --A
The Church Monthly is henceforth to appear in book of great interest to the American public will / octavo, sixty pages to each number, instead of be issued shortly, containing a handsome picture thirty-two pages quarto, as heretofore. This is, we of the dwelling of every signer of the Declaration
believe, the only Episcopal magazine, as distinof Independence, together with a fac-simile of the guished from newspapers and quarterlies, published most curious autograph letter to be found in tbe
nd in the in the country. (E. P. Dutton & Co., Boston, bureaus of the most extensive autograph-collectors Publishers.) in the Union, both North and South. This will The Presbyterian Quarterly and The American Theoform a beautiful quarto volume, with a few copies logical Review bave been united, under the title of on large paper.
| THE AMERICAN PRESBYTERIAN AND THEOLOGICAL
REVIEW, and will be conducted by Professor Henry SHAKESPEARIANA.
B. Smith and Rev. J. M. Sherwood, with Drs. Two new editions of “Shakespeare' are promised; Barnes, Brainerd, and Jenkins, of Philadelphia, and one by Messrs. Macmillan, Cambridge, ` Eng., tó Professors Hitchcock, Condit, and Day, of Union, form eight volumes, edited by Mr. W. g. Clark, Auburn, and Lane Theological Seminaries, as AssoPublic Orator, and Mr. John Glover, Librarian of ciate Editors. Strength has been gained by this Trinity College, Cambridge: the first volume has combination of interests; and few of our quarterlies just appeared, and is announced for republication are marked by greater ability and freshness than in this country. The other, a new edition of Mr. | this. Dyce's, with the Notes almost re-written, is to be pub- We observe by a late number of the Christian lished by Messrs. Griffin, London.
| Examiner that Rev. J. H. Allen, who has since July
MAY 1, 1863.
tised for the spring.
Joan R. BARTLETT, Esq., the accomplished Se-
cretary of State of Rhode Island, has completed a
catalogue of all publications relating to the History
and Topography of that State, which will be pub-
Mr. Ludwig, and since continued by Messrs. Willis
of Maine, Hall of Vermont, and others, will be
carried on until no part of our country shall fail
of having its minutest sources of local history
phy" has long been out of print, and should be re-
The second part of the fourth volume of Brunet's
"Manuel du Libraire et de l'Amateur de Livres,"
which has just appeared, announces the completion
of the work in the fifth volume, to be published in
| 1863-64, together with a table of contents. Bohn,
of London, has recently issued the second part
of the fourth volume of his edition of “Lowodes's
Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature," and
promises the completion of the work before the
close of the year. The “Trésor de Livres Rares et
Précieux," by M.J. Graesse, has reached its twenty-
first number, extending to the letter M.
MR. JOSEPH Sabin, the book-auctioneer, has
relating to America. His list of books published in
the United States prior to 1800 is said to be very
| Rev. S. D. BOWKER, of New Hampshire, is pre-
paring for publication a "Historical and Critical
size, price, name of author and publisher, &c. of
more than ten thousand volumes of standard works,
ancient and modern.
| MR. Wm. F. POOLE, Librarian of the Boston Athe-
næum, is preparing a new edition of his "Index to
Periodical Literature.” The work will be much
enlarged and entirely remodelled, and the references
NOTES AND QUERIES.
A MEDIUM FOR LITERARY AND BIBLIOGRAPHICAL
| the indispensable companion of every bookseller,
MAY 1, 1863.
patronymic (the Christian name, too, should
1. Always honestly state what your books are. Do na
for instance, select a number of passages from sor
standard work of an author, make a book of thei
and advertise “ SKETCHES BY MONEYBAGS,” whi
your readers understand to mean (just what yı
wish them to understand) that MONEYBAGS has i
sued a new volume; when you well know that I
has done nothing of the kind, or, if he have, th
your book is not that work. Never change the tit
of a book, thereby deceiving the public and obtaii
ing money under false pretences.
2. Affix the price to every book you advertise.
1 3. Give the date, size, and number of pages of ever
book you advertise.
4. Be calm in your prospectus. Do not inform th
public that the book you are about to publish (o
have published) is the most learned, instructive, ad
mirable, eloquent book in any language; for it i
possible that it may be nothing of the kind. “ Tb
greatest work of the age" is enough: do not pile i
on until you have proved it to be “the greates
work of any age."
AITKEN'S AND SOWER'S BIBLES.—How many of
these rare editions of the Bible are now in existence
Correspondents will please report all copies knowi
and names of owners.
Sizes of BOOK8.-Cannot some uniform rule be
adopted in regard to designating the size of a book!
What one publisher advertises as an octavo, another
calls a 12mo; what one designates a 12mo another
publishes as a 16mo; and so on.
books, authors, manuscripts, or libraries, can for
I ments are found combined in this narrative mort
Calvin. By J. H. Merle D'Aubigné, D.D., Author ceding work. These two elements are, political
This history, though a separate work, may be will appear successively." These five volumes har
= MAY 1, 1863.
other countries by the characteristic doctrine of | The second part of the work-The Age and Author that Reformer, justification by faith. They present ship of the Pentateuch Considered-treats the suba picture of that great epoch which contained in the ject chiefly on philological grounds. germ the revival of Christianity in the last three The New Testament, with Brief Explanatory Notes and centuries. The author has completed the task he
Scholia. By Howard Crosby, D.D., Professor of had assigned himself, but there still remained an
the Greek Language and Literature in Rutgers other. The idea of the present work is not a new
College, and formerly Professor in the University one: it dates more than forty years back. The
of the City of New York. 12mo, pp. 513. Scriblearned Neander, speaking with the author in 1818,
ner, N.Y. pressed him to undertake a History of the Reforma
This work is not intended as a commentary: no tior of Calrin. The author replied tbat he desired
doctrinal dissertation or practical remarks will be to describe first tbat of Luther; but that he intended
found in the book. The notes are intended simply to sketch successively two pictures so similar and
to remove the surface-difficulties of the text,—those yet so different.
which the peculiarities of language (Greek or EngThis work is not, however, a biography of Calvin, Lishi
1; lish) in grammar or rhetoric present, and those as some may imagine, but of the Reformation in
which require an archæological explanation. They Europe in the time of that Reformer. Other volumes
are hints and suggestions, rather than disquisitions. are already far advanced, and two more may be ex
Arguments for amended translations and quotations pected in the ensuing year.
of authorities are generally omitted, in the wish to Lectures on the History of the Jewish Church. By condense the annotations so as not to withdraw the
Arthur Penrhyn Stanley, D.D., Regius Professor reader's attention too long from the sacred text. of Ecclesiastical History in the University of Oxford, and Canon of Christ Church. With Maps
| The Life of our Lord upon the Earth; considered and Plans. 8vo, pp. 568, including Appendix,
in its Historical, Chronological, and Geographical Notes, &c. Scribner, N.Y.
Relations. With Index. By Samuel J. Andrews. The contents of this volume consist of lectures
8vo, pp. 615. Scribner, N.Y. delivered by the author at Oxford. The twentieth
The purpose of tbis book is to arrange the events -with some slight variations from its present form
of the Lord's life, as given us by the Evangelists, -Tas preached as a sermon from the university
so far as possible, in a chronological order, and to pulpit. It bas been the author's intention to make
consider the difficulties as to matters of fact which These lectures strictly " ecclesiastical." The history
the several narratives, when compared together, are of the Jewish race, language, and antiquities be
supposed to present. - As the necessary foundation longs to other departments. It is the history of the
for a chronological arrangement, the dates of the Jewish Church of which his office has invited him
in Lord's birth and death, and the duration of his to speak. He has thus been led to dwell especially publi
ile public ministry, are discussed in brief preliminary on those parts of the history which bear directly on
essays. In order to avoid any points of real diffithe religious development of the nation. He has
culty which the historical statements of the Gospels Derer forgotten that the literature of the Hebrew
| present, the author has consulted the Commentaries race, from which the materials of these lectures are
of Meyer and Alford, to which frequent reference drawn, is also the Bible,--the sacred Book, or Books,
is made. Lightfoot, Lardner, Baronius, and Reland of Christendom. He constantly reminds his reader
have also been referred to. German writers have that the Christian Church sprang out of the Jewish,
been freely consulted, as no other scholars have and has, therefore, connected the history of the two
labored so diligently and successfully in this field. together, both by way of contrast and illustration, The Astronomy of the Bible. By 0. M. Mitchel, wherever opportunity offered.
LL.D., formerly Director of the Cincinnati and These lectures were, in great part, printed be
Dudley Observatories, Author of “ Planetary and fore the author was called away to undertake that Stellar Worlds,” and “Popular Astronomy,'' late recent journey to the Holy Land in company with
Major-General of United States Volunteers. With the Prince of Wales, of which some interesting
Portrait and a Biographical Sketch. 12mo, pp. fruits have been added to this volume. The only
322. Blakeman & Mason, New York. express mention of Bishop Colenso's work is in a
The volume here offered to the public contains brief note, in which the bishop's objections are
the last finished astronomical work of Professor treated as possessing no great novelty or import
Mitchel, and, with those that he published before ance, and as likely to support rather than to im
his death, constitutes a series which, if not expair the substantial credibility of the Jewish his
haustive of the accepted divisions of the science, tory.
presents in outline its great physical features and The Pentateuch and Book of Joshua critically exa- its ethical relations. The object of the author was mined. By the Rt. Rev. John William Colenso, to give a popular exposition of the apparent want D.D., Bishop of Natal. 12mo. Part I., pp. 230, with of harmony between modern astronomy and the Index of Texts; Part II., pp. 303. D. Appleton & | Bible. The work embraces geven lectures: the first Co., New York.
of these treats of the astronomical evidences of the The first part of this work is an examination of being of a God; the second is devoted to the conthe Pentateuch as a historical narrative. In the sideration of the omnipotence of the Creator of the words of the author, “The result of my inquiry universe; the third, to the cosmogony as revealed is this: that I have arrived at the conviction-as by the present state of astronomy, in which the painful to myself, at first, as it may be to my reader, nebular hypothesis of Herschel is considered; the though painful now no longer, under the clear fourth treats of the Mosaic account of creation, shining of the Light of Truth-that the Pentateuch, compared with the cosmogony of the universe, as
& whole, cannot possibly have been written hy revealed in the actual condition of astronomy; Moses, or by any one acquainted personally with the fifth is an examination of the astronomical althe facts which it professes to describe, and, further, lusions in the book of Job. Lecture Sixth contains that the (so-called) Mosaic narrative, by whomso- an examination of the astronomical miracles reever written, and though imparting to us, as I fully corded in the Bible; the seventh treats of the believe it does, revelations of the Divine Will and language of the Bible. This work is enriched by Character, cannot be regarded as historically true." | an excellent biography from the pen of his friend