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tend in the Plain with advantage against as several antique objects, which he has the combined Russian compact infantry and presented to the Bibliotheque du Roi. The cannon; but many of the Cabardian tribes most remarkable object which he speaks of have followed him into the interior of the as having seen in his travels is a large slab great Tschetschuya, leaving behind them of basalt covered with runninn.is
ta tł P. ti m h. сі р. W an whose course affected the condition of Italy and of Europe. Such a biography, there. brary,” by Messrs. Bartlett & Welford.
as are these volumes of “ The Standard Li
tend in the Plain with advantage against as several antique objects, which he has
M. de Mas-Latrie, who had been charged it. The “ handsome lion” has refused to by the Minister of Public Instruction with listen to any terms, and rejects every offer, a scientific mission in the East, has just re while the place and the garrison are proof turned home, after visiting Syria, Balbec, against the bombs and every missile of the Sidon, Tyre, Egypt and Cyprus. He staid British army. The English are greatly irsome time in the last named place, and ritated by the delay, and fear, if longer procured there a number of original docu- continued, the treasure may by some means ments relative to the Middle Ages, as well escape their grasp.
STANDARD LIBRARY.-Roscoe's Life of fore, would, in fact, form a large part of
Leo the Tenth. London, Bohn; New Italian history, and that altogether the most
brilliant and varied. And such is Roscoe's
life and character of Leo. It is quite as It has been conceded on all hands, that full as any bistory of that period need to be. one of the most classical and elegant pieces It is written, too, not only with a singular of writing in our language is the Life of union of dignity and grace, so that in point Lorenzo de Medici, the father of Leo the of style it may be compared with any nar. Tenth, by the distinguished Merchant rative in the English language, but with Author, of Liverpool. Even an ordinary those higher requisites of history, thorough treatment of such a subject as the times candor and humanity. Roscoe may have and career of the brilliant Florentine would had his prejudices, but he has shown very be of very great interest. Leo X. was few of them in his work. This is espe. one of the most remarkable men that Italy, cially evident in his portraiture of Cæsa: a country for several centuries prolific in Borgia. He does not forbear to give the great men, ever produced. Ambitious and true and terrible character of the man, but accomplished, his plans of aggrandizement it is done with such modifications, as bewere made to embrace the widest reign of long to the reasonable spirit of impartial taste-the establishment of Literature, and history. Cæsar Borgia was acknowledged the cultivation of the arts-rendering his to have great talents—and, as to characperiod the second Augustan age. In addi- ter, no man has ever become utterly intion, moreover, to the number of splendid human. This work has had high praisemen and the stirring events belonging to but nothing, we think, that it has not dehis own time, a satisfactory account of the served. career of Leo X. must take in a large We so utterly dislike the reciprocal pi. portion of Florentine history, connected racy system of republication on both sides with the annals of the Medicean Family, of the Atlantic, that we are glad to see and many preceding characters and events, good books introduced at such low prices whose course affected the condition of Italy as are these volumes of " The Standard Li. and of Europe. Such a biography, there. brary,” by Messrs. Bartlett & Welford.