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of God's dealing with men and men's duties to tion. These properties, so forcibly exhibited in God. The most essential portions of divine the “Study of Words,” are brought fully into truth are happily woven into the plan-the use in this work; and though only a small promises, precepts, miracles are carefully re- portion of the field contemplated in the title is tained, God's attributes are fully exhibited, all occupied by him, yet the portion traversed the prophecies respecting Christ are related. is well chosen, and ably discussed. We comThe volume cannot fail to give such systematic mend this little volume to the favor of all instruction in the scope of the whole Bible as real Biblical students-those who wish to be will secure the interest of children especially, aided to think for themselves, rather than to for the entire Scriptures, much more effectually have their thinking done to their hand by than the way of consulting them to which “ notes” and “comments," as venerable for the young are generally trained. It has special their antiquity, though often rejuvenated, as adaptations as & reading book in schools. they are destitute of all other claims to our Lippincott, Grambo & Co., Philadelphia.

Crosby, Nichols & Co., Boston, have issued an The Seren Wonders of the World is the title of exceedingly beautiful little volume for children, an excellent though small volume from the press entitled Children's Trials, fc. It is a transla of Carlton & Phillips, Nero - York. Its design is tion from the German of Linden. The illus to present what interesting traditions remain trations are colored, and cannot fail to be at of "the seven wonders," which have made so tractive to the little folks.

much of the entertainment of almost every

man's childhood. The sketches are well preThe same publishers have sent out a new version of Madame Guizot's Popular Tales. pared, and the engravings exceedingly fine. Those of our readers who recollect the articles

The Inebriate's Hut is the title of a new volwe gave some months ago, on the character and ume from the pen of Mrs. Southworth. It is a writings of this excellent lady, will be gratified very interesting illustration of the effects of the at this announcement. The book is beautifully Maine Law, and its circulation would do much embellished with engravings.

to promote the success of that great legislative Gratitude: an Exposition of the Hundred and

reform. Phillips, Sampson f. Co., Boston. Third Psalm. By Rev. John Stevenson. 12mo.,


valuable work on Kansas and Nebraspp. 324. New-York: Robert Carter & Brothers. ka has been prepared by E. C. Hale, Esq., and This volume consists of a continuous series of published by Phillips, Sampson f. Co., Bostonpious meditations, founded on the expressions

a good manual for all who wish to immigrate of the Psalm, of which it professes to be an

thither. It sketches the history, geography, exposition. It is a work better suited for oc-physical characteristics, political position, &c., casional reading, with the design to excite of the country, and gives directions to emipious sentiments in the heart, than for study, grants, accounts of emigrant societies, &c. to give clearer views of the meaning of the text. Carter & Brothers have issued an edition of For this purpose it may doubtless be used with May Dundas, or Passages in Young Life, by Mrs. profit; for though its theology is the super- Thomas Geldart, illustrated. It is a domestic orthodoxy of the Scotch Kirk, yet it is con story, well narrated, and suggestive of the best fessedly full of the marrow of the gospel. lessons—the principal one being the inadequacy Our friends, the Carters, are doing a good work of the best education and associations to sustain by their republications of this kind ; and we the young soul in “the battle-fields of life.” are happy to be assured that there are yet readers of sober Christian literature, in sufficient

Spirit Rapping-Necromancy-a Discourse by

Rev. Mr. Butler, has been published by Carlton numbers, to justify, commercially, their enter

& Phillips, New York, for the Methodist Tract prise.

Society. It treats this new phenomenon theoForrester's Magazine, published by Rand, Boston, logically—showing that whatever may be its we have repeatedly recommended as one of the alleged solution, the intermeddling with it now, very best juvenile periodicals of the day. It is so extensive and so mischievous, is unscriptural characterized by the good sense as well as the and criminal. It is the very thing to put into attractiveness of its articles; its moral tone is the hands of considerate people, and especially unexceptionable, and its illustrations abundant of Christians, who may have been beguiled into and “taking.” It is the magazine to excite a the new mania. Mr. Butler reasons most imlove of reading where that taste does not exist, pressively and conclusively, and few who read and to guide it aright where it does. We com him with candor will be disposed to plunge mend it to all families, not only unreservedly into the evil. but most warmly.

The Tables Turned is the title of a rejoinder Synonyms of the New Testament ; being the to Mr. Butler's discourse, written by S. P. Britsubstance of a course of lectures addressed to ton, Esq., and published by Partridge of Britton, the theological students of King's College, New-York. Mr. Britton shows no little logical London. By Richard Chenevix Trench, B. D. skill and rhetorical tact in this critique. We Redfield, 110 and 112 Nassau-street, New-York. are taken somewhat by surprise by it, for we 12mo., pp. 250. The publication in this country know not how to admit that a man of such of a number of valuable works by the author evident shrewdness and ability can be duped of this volume has introduced him to the by such manifest nonsense as the preternatural favorable notice of our reading public, and pretensions of the Spirit Rappers. He fails in prepared for this new comer a ready access to the issue, but we give him credit for having our libraries and firesides. Trench is a writer written the best work we have yet met in favor of real nerve and of clear powers of discrimina- of the Rappists.

Literary Record.

Arago's Manuscripts—The Warnerville Union Semi * Dream,’and the other fragments that remained,
uary-Schools in England--Notable Deaths-New showed the immense importance. But what,
York Conference Seminary - Postage on Books--
Religious Papers — The British Census returns-

for the renown of the cardinal, was equal to the Dickinson Seminary - Death of Bartlett-Committee discovery, or rather recovery, of this magnifiof French History - Newark Wesleyan Institute- cent work, was the skill with which he decipherNew Works - Education in Poland - Fort Edward Institute Education in the United States-Carlyle which, in other manuscripts of equal antiquity,

ed it—a task of exceeding difficulty, and one - Wesleyan Female College.

had baffled the scientific means and appliances Some of the MSS. of Arago, containing 2,956

of Sir Humphrey Davy. pages of writing, of which 2,599 are by his own hand, have lately been presented to the French The New-York Conference Seminary at CharAcademy of Sciences. They contain observa-lotteville, N. Y., under the Rev. A. Flack and a tions upon magnetism, and the results of 73,000 numerous faculty, is prospering remarkably. experiments in that science. A committee has Its last catalogue reports more than twelve been appointed to examine these papers, with a hundred students for the year. view to their publication in the Mémoires of the Academy,

Books not weighing over four pounds may be

sent by mail, prepaid, at one cent an ounce any The Warnerville (N. Y.) Union Seminary, distance in the United States not exceeding three under the superintendence of Rev. A.J. Jutkins, thousand miles; and at two cents an ounce offers gratuitous instruction to twenty young over three thousand miles, provided they are men contemplating the ministry. This insti- | put up without a cover or wrapper, or in a cover tution reports one hundred and twenty-six stu

or wrapper open at the ends or sides, so that dents during its last term-its faculty is able, their character may be determined without reand its prospects bright.

moving the wrapper. If not prepaid, the postRespecting schools in England, a correspond

age under three thousand miles is one cent and ent of The Church gives the following summary

a half; and over three thousand miles in the

United States, three cents an ounce. of the census returns. It appears that of 1,413,170 scholars receiving education in pub The number and circulation of English religious lic day schools, 1,188,786 are in schools receiv

papers, says a foreign correspondent of the Pittsing support from religious bodies; and that of

burg Advocate, will bear no comparison with those this number the Church of England educates of the United States. The Church of England 929,474 children; while all other religious has two papers--the Record, published twice a bodies (comprising all the dissenting sects, week, with a circulation of 3,639 each nuniber; Scotch Presbyterians, Roman Catholics, Jews, and the Ecclesiastical Gaztte, weekly, with a German and French Protestants) educate, by circulation of 2,750. The Baptists have do patheir united efforts, only 194,673. For every per, but they patronize the papers of the Inde1,000 educated by the Church of England, the pendent denomination. These are—the Putriot, Independents educate 54, the Roman Catholics

edited by Joseph Conder and J. M. Haře, Exqs., and Methodists each 44, and all the others com issued twice a week, with 1,269 subscribers; bined only 66.

The British Banner, with a weekly circulation of Among the notable deaths in Europe, lately, 3,888; and the Non-Conformist, with a weekly is recorded that of the once famous Ladrocat,

circulation of 3,211, edited by E. Miall, Esq., the bookseller and publisher-a man who was

M. P. The Wesleyan Conference bas only one at the head of the publishing trade in France paper, the Watchman, edited most ably by J. C. from 1815 to 1830--who was a veritable Rigg, Esq., with a subscription list of between Mæcenas to authors—who had the honor of

3,000 and 4,000. The Wesleyan Times, the orpresenting to the world, or publishing for, La- gan of the agitators, is rapidly declining, its martine, Chateaubriand, Hugo, Dumas, and

circulation having diminished one half since the other of the great literary celebrities of modern year 1851. France--who was the friend of ministers and ambassadors—who at one time counted his British census we glean the following items :

From the population tables of the recent wealth by millions, (francs,) and who rioted in

The return of authors, writers, and literary men, more than princely luxury--who finally, by imprudent speculations, lost all he had, and after comprises 2,866 persons, to whom are added

8,600 artists, architects, &c., (doubtless includliving for years in profound obscurity, died in a

ing many drawing-masters and builders ;) 496 hospital, leaving his widow penniless and friendless, and compelled to make an appeal to the professors of science, 34,378 male teachers, and

71,966 school-mistresses and governesses the public for charity !—In Germany, death has latter returned as 21,373. carried off Canon Schmidt, who is so widely known by his writings for children; and at Dickinson Seminary, Williamsport, Pa., unRome, Cardinal Angelo Mai, distinguished by der the care of Rev. Dr. Bowman, is represented his discovery in the library of the Vatican by its last catalogue as in a flourishing conof some palimpsests, containing the lost portions dition. It has an effective faculty and a thorof Cicero's famous • Treatise on the Common- ough classification of studies. The aggregate wealth,' a loss which had always been deplored of its students, for the last academic year, was by classical scholars, and of which Scipio's two hundred and fifty-five.

The papers announce the death, in his pas ton—with a life of the poet Montgomery, from sage to Marseilles on board the French steamer the pen of Messrs. Holland and Everett-and Egyptus, of Mr. W. H. Bartlett, author of " Walks

among more miscellaneous works, of Dr. Doran's about Jerusalem," “ Forty Days in the Desert," “ Habits and Men"-Mr. J. A. St. John's “Phiand other works, instructive and interesting in losophy at the Foot of the Cross”—Mr. Bell's themselves, and valuable to many readers as Town Life of the Restoration”—Mr. Hepworth illustrative of Scriptural scenes and history. Dixon's “ Domestic Life during the Civil War"

- Mr. Howitt's “ Note-Book of a Young AdvenThe Committee of French History, Arts, and

turer in the Wilds of Australia,” and “TradiLanguage, first appointed in 1834 by M. Guizot,

tions and Superstitions of the New-Zealanders,” has just made its report for 1852-3. This document exhibits the labors of the Committee

by Mr. E. Shortland. for the past year, which labors, it may be re Poland was the first country in Europe that membered, included Augustin Thierry's second had a regular public education. It had in the volume, entitled “Recueil des Documents inédits Fifteenth Century, and before, departmental de l'Histoire du Tiers-Etat," and the sixth vol- schools, free to all ranks, which were affiliated ume of the “ Lettres Missives de Henri IV.” to the universities; each of which furnished The same document also makes certain promises and appointed the teachers of the department which are not unimportant. It appears that in which it was situated. Always, a complete twelve new works are in course of publication. education, including the university education, Some of them will be voluminous: the Memoirs introduced a Pole into the ranks of nobility; of Cardinal Granville alone occupying thirteen for there was no difference of race between quarto volumes. But even thirteen quarto vol peasant and noble in Poland to interfere with a umes are but a moderate instalment of Charles natural progress, as in the Western feudal naQuint's Chancellor,—since this eminent Church- tions. A university education, or an important man left no less than eighty quarto volumes of service in the army, (to each of which the peasmanuscripts, which T. B. Boisot, an abbot of

antry were free,) always made a Polish noble. Saint Vincent de Besançon, spent ten years in deciphering and arranging. The philological

The Fort Edward Institute, under the prinsection of the Committee has resolved to pub- cipalship of Rev. J. E. King, has become one lish the works of Chrestien de Troyes. MM. T.

of the most successful literary undertakings of Desnoyers and Chabaille are appointed editors

the day. The academic edifice is on a scale of of the “ Trésor de Toutes Choses," written in

great amplitude and convenience, and has been Paris in the thirteenth century, by the Italian projected and built since June last. There is refugee Brunetto Latino.

genuine American energy in the enterprise,

and the well-known qualifications of its literary The sixth annual catalogue of the Newark head guarantee its future success. Wesleyan Institute shows the seminary to be

There are in the United States about 60,000 in a highly prosperous condition, under the principalship of Mr. Starr. The total number

common schools, which are supported at an annual of students for the last academic year was

expense of nearly six million dollars; more

than half of which is expended by the states nearly three hundred.

of New-York and Massachusetts. In the state Among books about to appear, or recently out

of New-York in 1853 were 11,684 school disin England, besides the always-expected volumes

tricts, and 622,268 scholars in attendance durfrom Mr. Macaulay, we learn through the Lon- ing some part of tbe year. The total amount don press of the completing volume of Mr. expended for school purposes was $2,469,248. Grote's “ History of Greece”-of the third vol Massachusetts, for the same year, numbers ume of the “Memorials and Correspondence of 4,113 schools, with 187,022 scholars during the Charles James Fox," edited by Lord John Rub summer, 202,081 in winter.

Aggregate exsell-of Mr. Kaye's " Governors-General of In- pended on schools, $1,072,310. This state has dia”—of a new work, " Romany Rye," by Mr. a School Fund of $1,220,238. The amount raised George Borrow-of a work on “Polynesian My- by direct taxition for schools was $963,631. thology,” by Sir George Grey, of which we hear Boston appropriates $330,000 annually to pubcurious accounts-of Mr. Leslie's “ Handbook lic schools of various grades. for Young Painters"-of a large edition of the works of Arago, and the concluding volume of Carlyle for any book of his was remitted to

The first money ever received by Thomas Colonel Sabine's translation of Humboldt's “ Cosmos"--of Mrs. Jameson's “ Common-place

him from Boston, he always having published Book”-“Thirty Years of Foreign Policy," by

on the “ half-profit” principle, and the English the author of “ B. Disraeli; a Biography," and publisher's balance-sheet never showing any Lord Carlisle’s “ Diary in Turkish and Greek profits to halve. This money was for the reWaters"-of new poems by the Earl of Elles- print of his Miscellanies; and this was after he

had achieved an illustrious reputation as author mere, Sydney Yendys and Mr. Alexander Smith -of two volumes of translations by Mr. George

of The French Revolution, which, together with

his earlier works, was out of print; yet Carlyle Borrow, “ Songs of Europe," being metrical translations from all the European languages,

despises our country. and “ Kampe Viser: Songs about Giants and The Wesleyan Female College, Cincinnati, is Heroes," from the Danish-of new tales by one of the best institutions of the kind in the Mr. Charles Lever, Miss G. E. Jewsbury, Mrs. country. Its faculty comprises eighteen or Marsh, Mrs. Hubback and Mrs. Moodie-of new twenty instructors, headed by Rev. P. B. Wilbiographies by Mr. Bayle St. John, Mr. Johu

ber, A. M.

It reports nearly five hundred stuForster, Mr. Dennistoun, the Rev. C. J. F. Clin-| dents for the last year.

Irts and

and Sciences.

The London Smoke Nuisance-Furnace Cinders-The procured. The largest piece obtained weighed Dahlia-Adamant-State of the Natural Sciences

about 66 grains. Its edges were rounded by among the Japanese-Electricity,

long continued friction; and it presented a We stated lately that by act of Parliament slightly brownish, dull black color. When the smoke of London is “suppressed.” A sci- viewed with a microscope, it appeared riddled entific writer in the London Times thinks the with small cavities, which separated very small reform begins at the wrong end: that the sewers, irregular laminæ, slightly transparent and iri&c., should be first so arranged as not to infect descent. It cut glass readily, and scratched the atmosphere--the smoke is pecessary to quartz and topaz. On analysis it was found counteract them. Smoke, he argues, is nothing that this adamant contains 96.8 to 90.8 per more than minute flakes of carbon or charcoal. cent. of pure carbon; the small remainder conCarbon in this state is like so many atoms of sisting of vegetable ash. sponge, ready to absorb any of the life-destroying gases with which it may come in contact.

M. Von Siebold, at a late meeting of the NatuIn all the busy haunts of men, or wherever ral History Society of Bonn, read a paper “On men congregate together, the surrounding air the State of the Natural Sciences among the is to a certain extent rendered pernicious by Japanese." Their knowledge of these sciences,

he their excretions, from which invisible gaseous

says, is much more extensive and profound matter arises, such as phosphuretted and sul

than is supposed in western Europe. They posphuretted hydrogen, cyanogen, and ammoniacal

sess a great many learned treatises thereupon, compounds, well known by their intolerable

and an admirable geological map of their island, odor. Now, the blacks of smoke (that is the by Buntsjo. They are well acquainted with carbon) absorb and retain these matters to a

the systems of European naturalists, and have wonderful extent. Every hundred weight of

translations of the more important of their smoke probably absorbs twenty hundred weight which an account is given of not fewer than

works. They have a botanical dictionary, in of the poisonous gases emanating from the sewers, and from the various works where animal 5,300 species, and it is embellished with a vast substances are under manipulation-by fell- number of well-executed engravings. The flora mongers, for instance, and on the premises of

of their own island is admirably described in a fat-melters, bone-crushers, glue-makers, Prus

work by the imperial physician, Pasuragawa. sian blue-makers, &c. This accounts for the Some experiments have lately been made at undeniable fact that London, although the most Portsmouth (England) of a most important smoky, is yet the healthiest metropolis in the and remarkable character, and which would world. As London is at present constituted, appear to open up and promise to lead to further smoke is the very safeguard of the health of triumphs in electricity, equal in importance to the population; it is unquestionably the me any that have already been achiered. The exchanical purifyer of a chemically deteriorated periments in question were for the purpose of atmosphere.

ascertaining the possibility of sending electric The London Athenæum reports very favorably telegraph communications across a body of the result of experiments in England, testing water without the aid of electric wires. The our countryman, Dr. Smith's, invention for the space selected for the experiment was the milluse of Furnace Cindere. Dr. Smith professes to dam, (a piece of water forming a portion of the produce from the scorise cast aside from the fortifications,) at its widest part, where it is blast furnaces a variety of articles in daily use, something near five hundred feet across. The such as square tiles, paving flags, and bottles, operating battery was placed on one side of the the last of which are much stronger, and the dam, and the corresponding dial on the other annealment more complete than in the common side. An electric wire from each was subglass bottles, from which in appearance they merged on their respective sides of the water, are scarcely to be distinguished. The scoriæ and terminating in a plate constructed for the are thrown into a mold before they have time purpose, and several messages were accurately to cool. If it should turn out to be possible to conveyed across the entire width of the millput the furnace cinders to such uses, the inven- dam, with accuracy and instantaneous rapidity. tion will be of great importance to all propri- The apparatus employed in the experiments is etors of blast furnaces.

not pretended to be here explained in even a The dahlia is a native of the marshes of

cursory manner; this is of course the exclusive

secret of the inventor. But there is no doubt Peru, and was named after Dahl, the famous

of the fact that communications were actSwedish botanist. It is not more than thirty ually sent a distance of nearly five hundred years since its introduction into Europe.

feet through the water without the aid of wires, Adamant is a substance so extremely hard or other conductors, and that there appeared as to be able to polish the diamond. It is con every possibility that this could be done as sidered to bear the same relation to diamond easily with regard to the British Channel as which emery does to corundum. A few years with the mill-dam. The inventor is a gentleago, M. Dufresney exhibited before the Paris man of great scientific attainments, residing in Academy of Sciences, a few pieces of adamant Edinburgh, and lays claim to being the original which were met with in the same alluvial for inventor of the electric telegraph; but was un. mation whence Brazilian diamonds are usually | able to carry out the invention to his advantage.


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