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" In the state induced by haschish, the singular and the following pleasing description of the logo fantastic forins which those under its influence, and the parties surrounding them, have appeared to undergo,

houses of a small German colony, which he are of great interest. The eyelashes,' writes one gen. found on reaching the Guadaloupe River :tleman, "lengthened themselves indefinitely, and rolled themselves as threads of gold on little ivory bobbins, "Among these, I was not a little surprised to find which turned unassisted, with frightful rapidity. one occupied by a gentleman of learning and taste, with

I still saw my comrades at certain moments, a choice library of scientific books around him. in but deformed, half men, half plants, with the pensive chemistry and mineralogy, his collection was particuairs of an ibis standing on one foot, of ostriches flap- larly rich; and even in other departinents of natural ping their wings, &c.'--'I imagined that I was the science, as well as in history, voyages, and travels, it jaroquet of the Queen of Shebe, and I imitated as would have been a very respectable one in our large well as I was able the cries of this praiseworthy cities, where books are easily procured. Some good

pictures, including copies from Murillo, evinced his

taste in the fine arts. There was no tloor or glass winThe same gentleman “thought he could look dows to this humble dwelling, and as inuch daylight at will into his stomach, and that he saw there, seemed to come through the openings in the logs is in the form of an emerald, from which escaped with deer skin, and a rude platforin, on which was

through the windows. A plank table, chairs coverel millions of sparks, the drug he had swallowed." spread a bed filled with corn husks, but destilute of Here is some of the raw material of which bed-clothes, constituted the furniture. The walls were ghosts are made.

covered with books except one spot, where were arranged twelve rifles and fowling-pieces of various

kinds, with other paraphernalia of a genuine sportsORGANIC CHANGE.—At the late General Con- man; while here and there, jutting out from a proference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, jecting corner or log, were sundry antlers, evidence of South, a resolution of Dr. W. A. Smith was

the skill of the occupant. For want of closets and

drawers, these antlers served to hang his clothes on. adopted, giving the college of bishops the priv- "On entering this primitive dwelling, we found its ilege of presenting their objections to any rule owner, Mr. Berne, busily engaged upon his meteoroor regulation adopted by the General Confer

logical table. He received us with kindness and suay.

ity of manner; and we found him, as well as several ence, which, in their opinion, is unconstitu

others of his countrymen who had entered, communitional, and requiring a subsequent vote of two- cative and intelligent. They had been here two years, thirds in favor of the rule or regulation so ob

and formed part of a large colony of Germans who bad jected to, to pass the regulation.

settled in the vicinity. By invitation, we called at an adjoining house, equally primitive with that beforo

described. On the rude wall hung some beautiful picMACBETH's CASTLE.--A correspondent of The tures, while other articles of taste, and a cabinet of Athenæum says :- In the summer of 1852 I went

minerals, had their appropriate places. Here, too, was

a fine harpsichord, from which we were treated to see to the top of Dunsinane Hill along with the lections from the most popular composers, played with "neighboring clergyman," a most accomplished an ea pression and feeling which indicated a master's gentleman. Of Macbeth's Castle, the “Great hand. ... It is pleasant such emigrants. They

briny cheerfulness and contentment with them, and Dunsinane," nothing remains; there are, how

impart to the pioneer population by which they are ever, three mounds, which we imagined to be surrounded that love for refined enjoyments in which the site of “the outward walls” where the it is so often deticient." banners were ordered to be hung out :

JEREMY Taylor says:—"Marriage has in it "Jang ont our banners on the outward walls; The cry is still, They come.”Jacbeth, act v, sc. 5.

less of beauty but more of safety than the single

life; it hath not more ease but less danger; it When we came to the foot of the hill, we dis- is more merry and more sad; it is fuller of sorcovered that there was a very fine echo; and rows and fuller of joys; it lies under more bursurely Shakspeare knew that this was the case, dens, but is supported by all the strengths of or else some one told him, for he makes Macbeth love and charity, and those burdens are delightsay to the doctor :

ful. Marriage is the mother of the world, and “I would applaud thee to the rery echo,

preserves kingdoms, and fills cities and churches, That should applaud again."-Act v, sc. 3. and heaven itself. Celibole, like the fly in the

heart of an apple, dwells in perpetual sweetness, BIRDS SPEAKING ENGLISH-A traveler in but sits alone, and is confined and dies in sinSouth America, speaking of the birds of his gularity ; but marriage, like the useful bee, native land, says it is pleasant to notice that, builds a house, and gathers sweetness from into whatever strange countries they may have every flower, and labors and unites into societies wandered during winter, and whatever strange and republics, and sends out colonies, and feeds tongues they may have heard, they nevertheless the world with delicacies, and obeys their king, come back speaking English. Hark! “Phæbe! and keeps order, and exercises many virtues, Phæbe !" plain enough. And by-and-by the and promotes the interest of mankind, and is bobolink, saying, “Bob o' Lincoln," and the that state of good to which God hath designed quail, saying, “ Bob White.” We have heard the present constitution of the world." of one who always thought the robin said, “Skillet! skillet! three legs to a skillet ! two A FRENCHMAN IN AMSTERDAM.— A Parisian, legs to a skillet !" A certain facetious doctor who, by some means, had found himself in Amsays the robins cry out to him as he passes sterdam, had his attention attracted by a realong the road, “Kill 'em! cure 'em! physic! markably beautiful house near the canal. For physic! physic!"

some moments he silently gazed on the edifice,

as if lost in admiration; then suddenly turning John RUSSELL BARTLETT'S “ Personal Narra- round, he addressed himself in French to a tive of Explorations and Incidents in Texas, Dutchman who stood beside him :New-Mexico, California, Chihuahua,” &c., has “ Pray, sir, may I ask, To whom does that been published, in two volumes, by the Apple- house belong ?”' tons. It is an interesting and instructive work, The Hollander answered him in his own lanreplete with incident and adventure. We quote / guage :


Ik kan net verstan," (I do not understand.) horrific spasm whenever the word was named,

The Parisian not doubting he was understood, or even written before him; and to such a took the Dutchman's answer for the proprietor's pitch was this infatuation carried, that elephant

paper, if he were sensible it were such, pro“0, O!" said he, “it belongs to Mr. Kan- duced the same effect. A similar case is told iferstan! Well, I am sure he must be very of a gentleman, who, on narrowly escaping agreeably situated! The house is most charm- from the earthquake at Lisbon, fell into a state ing, and the garden appears delicious! I do n't of delirium whenever the word earthquake was know that I ever saw a better! A friend of pronounced in his hearing. The Rev. John mine has one like it, near the River Choise Mason, of Water Stratford, England, evinced in but I certainly give this the preference!" He every thing sound judgment, except that he beadded many other observations of the same lieved he was Elias, and foretold the advent of kind, to which the Dutchman made no reply. Christ, who was to commence the millennium at

When he arrived at Amsterdam, he saw a most Stratford. A lady, twenty-three years of age, beautiful woman walking on the quay, arm in afflicted with hysterical madness, used to rearm with a gentleman. He asked a person main constantly at the windows of her apartwho passed him who that charming lady was ; ment during the summer.

When she saw a but the man, not understanding French, re beautiful cloud in the sky, she screamed out, plied :

“Garverin, Garverin, come and take me!" and " Ik kan net verstan."

repeated the same invitation until the cloud “ What, sir !” exclaimed our traveler, “is disappeared. She mistook the clouds for balthat Mr. Kaniferstan's wife, whose house is near loons sent up by Garverin. The Rev. Simon the canal ? Indeed this gentleman's lot is en Brown died with the conviction that his raviable, to possess such a noble house and so tional soul was annihilated by a special fiat of lovely a companion !"

the divine will; and a patient in the Friends' The next day when he was walking he saw “ Retreat," at York, thought he had no soul, some trumpeters playing at a gentleman's door, heart, or lungs. There was a tradesman who who had got the largest prize in the Dutch lot- thought he was a seven-shilling piece, and adtery. Our Parisian, wishing to be informed of vertised himself thus: “If my wife presents the gentleman's name, it was still answered :-- me for payment, don't change me.' Bishop Ik kan net verstan,

Warburton tells us of a man who thought "O!" said he, “ this is too great an accession himself a "goose pie;" and Dr. Ferriday, of of good fortune! Mr. Kaniferstan proprietor of Manchester, had a patient who thought he had such a fine house, husband to such a beautiful “swallowed the devil." In Paris there lived woman, and to get the largest prize in the a man who thought he had, with others, been lottery. It must be allowed there are some guillotined; and when Napoleon was emperor, fortunate men in the world !"

their heads were all restored, but in the scramAbout a week after this, our traveler saw a ble he got the wrong one! Marcus Donatus very superb funeral. He asked whose it was. tells us of one Vicentinus, who believed him

"Ik kan net verstan," replied the person of self too large to pass one of his doorways. To whom he inquired.

dispel this illusion, it was resolved by his phy" () gracious!” exclaimed he; “poor Mr. Kan- sician that he should be dragged through the iferstan, who had such a noble house, such an aperture by force. This erroneous dictate was angelic wife, and the largest prize in the lot- obeyed; but as he was forced along, Vicentinus

He must have quitted this world with screamed out in agony that his limbs were great regret! But I thought his happiness was fractured, and the flesh torn from his bones. too complete to be of long duration !"

In this dreadful delusion, with terrific impreHe then went home, reflecting on the insta- cations against his murderers, he died. The bility of human affairs.

singularity, and indeed the mischief of many

of such cases is, that they are monomaniacal, IDLENESS.—Old Burton says that idleness is the patient being rational on all other subjects, the bane of body and mind, the nurse of naugh- and, therefore, when the hallucination relates tiness, the step-mother of discipline, the chief to a matter of speculation, in science, in theauthor of all mischief, one of the seven deadly ology, say, it often has a grave result, being sins, the cushion on which the devil chiefly taken as rational matter of inquiry or the poor reposes, and a great cause not only of melan “ cracked ” author being held responsible as a choly, but of many other diseases; for the heretic, and, in former times, burnt alive, with mind is naturally active, and if it be not devout zeal by his orthodox brethren. We occupied about some honest business, it rushes have fallen upon more merciful times, and asinto mischief, or sinks into melancholy. suredly need them much, for madness is amaz

ingly rife among us. FREAKS OF THE BRAIN.-It is curious, sometimes ludicrous, to observe the freaks which A Curiosity.—The following curious senthe brain plays in an

abnormal condition," as tence is said to have been taken from a volume the doctors say.

of scrmons published during the reign of Dr. Gooch relates the case of a lady who, in James I. of England: “ This dial shows that consequence of an alarm of fire, believed that we must die all; yet notwithstanding, all she was the Virgin Mary, and that her head was houses are turned into ale houses, our cares into constantly encircled by a brilliant halo. Dr. cates, our paradise into pair o'dice, matrimony Uwins gives an account of an intellectual young into matter of money, and marriage into merry gentleman, who, from some morbid association age, our divines into dry vines : it was not so in with the idea of an hant, was struck a l the days of Noah0, no!"


Book Notices.

Gold and the Gospel-Black Water Chronicle--Dr. theological opinions, but full of refreshing

Dempster-Scott's Daniel-Bow in the Clouds -
Camp-Meeting Manual-Plurality of Worlds—Ches-

thought and noble sentiments, on the darker nevis Russo-Turkish Campaigns-Sunshine on Daily problems of human life. Some nine of the Paths-Fern Leaves-Hunter's Select Melodies present discourses were not in former editions, The Bride of the Iconoclasts-Works of Rogers

and they are among the very best of the volume, Armenia-Miss Strickland's Lives-Bird's CalavarRecreations of Christopher North-A Defense of

as their titles will suggest. Among them are the Eclipse of Faith- Protestant Church in Hungary

“Sorrow incidental to Man's Greatness, The -Greece and the Golden Horn.

Ministry of Nature to Human Grief," “ Action, A VERY valuable book has been issued by

not Repose, the Heavenly Rest,” &c. Carlton & Phillips, New-York, entitled Gold and

Everything has its peculiar literature now a the Gospel. It contains two prize essays on days, not excepting the Methodist camp-meeting. the “Seriptural duty of giving according to Degen, Boston, has sent us the Camp-meeting means and income. They discuss fully the Manual, a practical book for the campground, Biblical doctrine on the subject, and present it in three parts, by Rev. B. W. Gorham. It is a 80 distinctly that the book cannot fail of a

curiously complete little affair, giving the hisprofound effect. These essays are making a stir in England. It is certainly a hopeful sign objections, telling you how to “go to camp

tory of such meetings, defending them against of the times that the subject of "systematic meeting," how to behave there, and how to beneficence is assuming so much interest in

return; and detailing with much practical good the Christian world. It is precisely in this

sense, the “requisites of a good camp-meeting," idea that we believe lies the chief hope of the and all desirable suggestions respecting" tents," Christian movements of the age. The world is

"buildings,” “ fixtures," &c. yet to see a practical revolution on this subject.

The Plurality of Worlds is the title of a very Redfield, New-York, has sent us The Black remarkable book, reprinted from a London Water Chronicle, an amusing sketch of “An

edition, by Gould & Lincoln, Boston, and prefExpedition into the Land of Canaan," a section

aced by an introduction from President Hitchof Western Virginia, in Randolph County. It

cock, of Amherst. The design of the volume was undertaken by “five adventurous gentle is tó dispute the hypothesis that the stellar men, without any aid from government.”


worlds are inhabited. The argument is both region invaded by these unrivaled heroes- geological and astronomical. It is strikingly “ fillibusters" against panthers, bears, and plausible, and pretty effectually upsets the wolves—is exceedingly romantic in its scenery

common reasonings in favor of the other worlds and sporting opportunities; and the profound being inhabited, except in respect to Mars and historian who has undertaken to record the

Venus. We do not, however, believe in the memorable expedition, rivals, in some respects, author's theory; it appears to us an amazing the extraordinary claims of the venerable fallacy; but we were not aware before of the Diederich Knickerbocker, that ever-to-be

great amount of plausible argument with which venerated historiographer, who has preserved it can be defended. from oblivion the history of New-York, “from the beginning of the world to the end of the We are indebted to the same publishers for Dutch Dynasty." The book is full of rollicking another " valuable addition to our literature,” humor, and presents a large amount of infor on the Eastern question — Chesney's Russo mation respecting a very interesting portion of Turkish Campaigns of 1828 and 1829. the “Old Dominion."

over the localities of the present war, and

describes the actual state of affairs in the East; We have received a very able Discourse on the and in an appendix gives the diplomatic correMinisterial Call, addressed, by request, to the spondence of the four powers, and the secret members of the Biblical Institute, Concord, correspondence between Russia and England. N. H., by Rev. Dr. Dempster. While the style The whole subject is made intelligible by ex. of the address is highly ornate, its tone of cellent maps. The book will effectually aid the thought is vigorous and sober. We have not

reader to appreciate the present posture and before seen the peculiar topic of the ministerial call more thoroughly sifted, or more intelligibly

" Eastern Question."

probabilities of the presented.

A very interesting compilation of articles Daniel: a Model for Young Men, is the title

from Dickens's Household Words, entitled ounof a substantial octavo, containing a series of

shine on Daily Paths, has been published by lectures which were delivered in New-Orleans,

Peck & Bliss, Philadelphia, and is for sale at by Rev. Dr. Scott, and introduced to the public Clark, Austin & Smith's, Park-Row, New-York. by the Rev. Dr. Sprague. The book is too large They consist of papers of a curious character, to be very inviting to young men. It is replete, revealing “ Beauty and Wonder in Common however, with good sense. The salient points Things," and are illustrated by eight original of the prophet's history are well presented, and

and very good engravings. Charles Dickens, its lessons strikingly drawn out.

perhaps, wrote not one of these pages; but as

he is the responsible editor of the Houschold Monroe & Co., Boston, have issued a new Words, we have his indorsement of them, and edition of Briggs's Bow in the Clouds, a book not the reader will pronounce them fully worthy of the strictest accordance with some of our

of his pen.

It goes

Miller, Orton & Mulligan, Auburn and Buffalo, tence, and his only regret will then be that have issued & second series of Fern Leaves, there is no more of it. from Fanny's Portfolio. They are all new pieces, and are illustrated by eight full

We have received from Messrs. Harper the page engravings. The first series, and the fourth volume of Agnes Strickland's Lives of the Little Ferns, had a sale, within six months Queens of Scotland and English Princesses. It conaverage time of their first publication, of tains the biography of Mary Stuart, and is one about one hundred and twenty-five thousand

of the most interesting volumes of the series. copies. Fanny Fern's popularity arises entirely from her intrinsic merits as a writer-her

Dr. Bird's Calavar; or, The Knight of the naturalness, wit, good sense, and good sensi- | Conquest, has been republished, in excellent bility. Her books are everywhere, and deserve style, by Redfield, New-York. It ranks among to be.

our best indigenous works of fiction, having

passed through three editions, and survived Higgins of Perkinpine, Philadelphia, have is fourteen years—a considerable longevity, cersued a new edition of Hunter's Select Melodies, tainly, for a romance now-a-days. It is founded a little volume that comprises many of the best upon the invasion of Mexico by Cortes, and hymns and spiritual songs in common use, but describes with much power, and as much hiswhich are not found in standard Church hymn- torical accuracy, the first campaign of the books. It is a "curiosity of literature:" there. conquest. are some specimens of outré composition, some of real doggerel, perhaps; but the book, as a

We are indebted to Magee, Boston, for whole, abounds in genuine melodies and in the published by Phillips, Sompson & Co. The

Wilson's Recreations of Christopher North, as most striking sentiments of religion. The

whole of these favorite sketches are included in translations from the mystic devotional poetry

one volume. The mezzotint portrait is exof Germany are especially good.

cellent, but the type and paper are execrableThe Bride of the Iconoclasts, is the title of a

at least for so fine a work. It is like setting poem by & young writer, as we learn from the jewels in pottery. preface, published in very neat style by Monroe & Co., Boston. There are evidences of a juven- of Simm's works. The last volume we have

Red field, New-York, continues his fine series ile hand about it, but also of real poetic genius; received is Katherine Walton, the Rebel of Dora skillful use of language, a fine fancy, genuine chester. It is a sequel to the “ Partisan," which sentiment, with occasional obs rity and other remediable faults. A fervent devotion to the

we lately noticed, and illustrates revolutionary "divine art” will, we think, secure enviable

life in Charleston, S. C., as his “Partisan " and

• Mellichampe ” illustrate the interior scenes success to this young author.

of the movement. There is a remarkable hisLord Byron in his time called Samuel Rogers torical accuracy in the fictions of Simm's, and the master of the living poets, and still the they have done more than any other writings to venerable bard lives on in his elegant residence, bring out the resources of history and romance surrounded by all that art, and taste, and

in the South. wealth can furnish for the enjoyment of a green Crosby, Nichols & Co., Boston, have published old age. The volume of his works lately issued | A Defense of the Eclipse of Faith, by its Author, by Phillips, Sampson & Co., Boston, is edited by

a rejoinder to Professor Newman's “Reply.” Epes Sargent, and issued in a style to which Also, Newman's “ Reply,” together with his the fastidious elegance of the author could not chapter on the “Moral Perfection of Jesus," &c. object, while its price will place it within the The whole field of this spirited controversy is reach of all. It contains the complete poetical thus laid open before the reader.

Of course, works of Rogers, and a Prefatory Memoir by the Rogers is the victor; his rejoinder is overeditor gives the critical articles of Mackintosh powering. and Jeffrey.

Phillips, Sampson & Co., Boston, have publishMessrs. Harper have issued Armenia

ed The History of the Protestant Church in HunYear at Erzeroom and on the Frontiers of Russia, gary, from the beginning of the Reformation to Turkey, and Persia, by Robert Curzon. Who- | 1850. It has special reference to Tranever has read Curzon's "Monasteries of the sylvania, but presents a comprehensive and Levant,” will eagerly seize any volume from valuable, if not very entertaining outline of his pen. The one now presented to the public Protestantism throughout Hungary. D'Aubigne relates to a country which is dayly increasing introduces it; we wish he had written it, for in importance as the theater of events upon it lacks his graphic and dramatic skill. which the eyes of the world are fixed. The author was attached to a commission composed President Olin's Greece and the Golden Horn of Russians and English, appointed at the is out, with an introduction by Dr. M'Clintock. request of the Turkish and Persian govern- Written some years ago, it is yet decidedly the ments to fix the boundary line of the two best description of the modern Greeks in the countries. It was hoped that this might end market. Though a rascally race, they present the border feuds which have existed between some most interesting aspects.

Dr. Olin's the two countries almost from time imme- sketches are abundant in the variety of their morial, rendering the whole region unsafe for details. They are marked by sober good sense, travelers, and consequently almost unknown and his usual breadth, accuracy, and elaboratein civilized lands. It is a book one will not ness of thought. We have already referred to readily close, till he has reached the final sen this work; it deserves an extensive sale.


Literary Record.

Boston Letter-Methodist Episcopal Church, Sonth volume of Dr. Olin, covering the scene of the seat of

Griswold's Poets and Prose Writers of America the present European struggle, "Greece and the Golden Discovery of Galileo's Commentaries on Dante Horn," has been issued and has been very cordially Royal Society of Literature - Encyclopædia of received by the press and the public. This has been American Literature-Lamartine-Newspapers in followed by the * Morning Stars of the New World." Turkey-Oliver Goldsmith's Works--Quicksands on graecful biographies of the discoveries of our continent, Foreign Shores-Spiritualism-Macaulay-Cobbett's and by a volume for the season, redolent of the forest Articles-- The Old Printer and the Modern Press and vivacious in its record of personal recreations and Reid's Scalp Hunter--Tho Athensum.

adventures, called "Hills, Lakes, and Forest Streams,"

a lively description of a sporting excursion in the Our Boston correspondent sends us the follow counties of Northern New-York. ing literary epistle :

Our near neighbors, Jewett & Co., who have long

beguiled their customers into our Crescent-street, bave BOSTON LETTER.

been crowded by their increasing business out of

Cornhill, and have taken one of the finest stores upon The town has adjonrned to the country. Only those

Washington-street. With the increased facilities poor fellows whose business or poverty forbid their which they will enjoy in their new establishment for hegira at the height of the dog-star, hover, ghost-like,

the retail trade, we may readily imagine that it will about the heated brick walls of the city. In all siry

have few superiors in the country under the manageplaces, upon the mountains and by the sea-side, crowds ment of its enterprising proprietors. of these refugees from hent and business are thronging. Gould & Lincoln are taking a moment's breath in

The multitude of books, cool and comfortable the publishing department, and yielding up their duodecimos, which have been gathering upon book

groaning presses to the reprinted editions of the shelves with such unprecedented rapidity during the

valuable volumes they have lately published. The past six months, a long appalling and appealing rank, “Plurality of Worlds" has made an uncommon impleading clamorously for a hearing, now have a fair pression upon the thoughtful portion of the reading chance to receive their proper attention. Under the community. It may not succeed in depopulating the trees, and in shadowy verandahs, between genial con stars, but it will serve to chasten speculative philosoversations, they may now step forth and present their phy, and suggest a limit to the human fancy. I notice claims to an undisturbed reading. The call will soon that the English answer to the work is announced by be for readers; books are so cheap who can help two of your New-York publishers - Carter and Harper buying them? But to read them, a man must havo as well as by our respected Boston tirm. As Carter as many heads as Briareus had hands. The question has purchased early sheets, he undoubtedly will usher will be asked soon, who reads American books for a in the new volume to the American field of the convery different reason from that which occasioned its troversy. first utterance.

There is one of our book establishments that is not The amount of volumes published in Boston for the obnoxious to the prevailing spirit of change. There it few months past has been unprecedented: and they are

stands, with the same homely and inviting presence most of them really valuable additions to the library, that it has borne for years, right under the shadow of meriting a permanent place and a careful reuling. its venerable friend, the "Old South" Meeting House, Our largest booksellers are looking about for more all windows and doors upon the two streets of which ample quarters, their present shelves refusing to bear it marks the corner, its shelves and extended tables up the rapid and large editions pouring from the press. crowded with all the rarities of the season, and ordiPhillips, Sampson & Co., who have heretofore con narily surrounded with those that prepare the reading ducted their business in chambers, in a few months matter from the raw material, or those whose ample move" up town," as you would say in your city, to oc income allows the expensive luxury of rare editions cupy a noble granite front store on Winter-street. and richly illustrated volumes. Here Ticknor & Co. The largo rooms in the new building will afford ac receive their multitudinous friends and patrons, and commodations for their immense publishing business, offer the numerous and excellent editions of the poets while the lower story will form the most elegant re of the nineteenth century, which they have been busily tail book-store in the city, and their counters will ex

collecting for the last few years. This must be the hibit the gathered current literature of the English height of the season for these works. So portable, just tongue. They have quite a number of new works in fitted to the carpet-bag, and so wonderfully adapted to the press, every week introducing through their grove and mountain reading and to sea-side recreations establishment some fresh claimant upon the public They have lately published one of the most character. attention. The History of England, in thirteen vol istic of New England tales, which first charmed the umea, by Lingard, the Catholic, is now being published readers of Putnam's Magazine, and will be a traveling at short intervals, it having been delayed for a few companion of many others during the summer tours, months back by the urgent demand for other publica in its present beautiful form. It is called “Wensley," tions.

It forms an excellent and cheap library edition. and is also styled a “Story without a Moral," which, Tho volumes of Talfourd & Campbell, which tell under after all, is the most serious objection which rests your critical pen, will be re-stereotyped and issued in a against this order of literature. They have also issued more worthy dress. The present editions, however, in their elegant style of publication, " Atherton, and are very respectable for the marvelous cheapness at Other Tales," by Mary Russell Mitford, author of which they are offered. The wonderful blacksmith, * Our Village." It is illustrated by a beautiful steel who has been covering England with his "Olive engraving, from an original painting in the possession Leaves," and seeking to secure cheap international of Mr. Fields, of the delightful authorees-one of the communication, in order to attain a permanent peace, pleasantest faces of age that we have looked upon, full has just issued from their press a volume of miscel of thought and covered with sunshine, although exlanies, entitled, “Thoughts and Things at Ilome and hibiting a few lines significant of the severe physical Abroad"— pleasant and profitable reading. A graceful pain to which she has been subjected. The principal Memoir of Mr. Burritt, by Mary Howitt, introduces story is marked with all the graces of Miss Mitford's the volume, and it is illustrated by an excellent en style, although it was composed and writen under graved portrait of the polyglot author.

* Blessed are

circumstances of almost incredible prostration and the peace-makers" in these days of “ wars and rumors pain. It is a rural, moral tale, as are the others pubof wars," and this benediction rests eminently upon lished with it-true to the charming scenery of England the head of Elibu Burritt. The volume upon the and to its social life. "Poets and Poetry of Greece," a noble octavo by Upon the opposito sido of Washington-street we Mills, consisting of popular lectures upon the poetic naturally enough tarry a moment before the inviting literature of classic Greece, with admirable English windows of Little, Brown & Coʻs. great law and foreign translations, deserves, and undoubtedly will enjoy, s bookstore. It is a temptation that one with a small generous reception among the reading ought not to allow himself often to fall into. By a mutual arrangement with J. C. Derby, of New The gravity of many of the works, and the immense York, the books of the two establishments bear a rows of portly octavos and quartos fairly subdue one's common imprint, and the volumes of your spirited spirit, and we step more gently, and find ourselves on bookseller enjoy the circulating medium of P., S. & Co.'s the point of raising our hat as we walk along by their large business. Under this arrangement, the excellent side. A more goodly collection of the library editions

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