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American Archæological Researches. No. I. The, She was an exceedingly pleasant and agreeable

Serpent Symbol, and the Worship of the Recip- young lady, full of life, spirits, information, and
rocal Principles of Nature in America. By good humor.
E. G. SQUIER, A.M., &c. &c. New-York: G. P. • This house is very prettily fitted up. It strikes
Putnam.

me as being partly in the English and partly in This contribution of Mr. Squier to the archwol- the French style

, exceedingly comfortable, and with ogy of the American continent will add to the a number of remarkably pretty drawing-rooms, well-earned fame of the author in this department opening

into one another, which is always a judicious arrangement, I think.

It makes a party of investigation. The work is an exceedingly curious and interesting one. Some of the conclusions agreeable and unformal

, I think. There are a va. arrived at by the author we are by no means pre- and some of them are exceedingly good. There

riety of pictures and busts, by American artists, pared to admit, especially the one as to the diver: is a picture in the chief drawing-room

of Mr. Websity of the human race. The question as yet must ster's gallant son who was killed in the Mexican be considered an open one. As it is our purpose war. The two greatest of America's statesmen to present an extended review, we will reserve further comment on the work at present, commend) each lost a son in that war, Mr. Clay and Mr. it as well worth the attention of the scholar and Webster. There is also a fine picture of Mr. W.

himself, which, though a masterly painting, does thinker,

not do justice to the distinguished original. It was

executed some years ago, but I really think it is Travels in the United States, &c., during 1849 and not so handsome as the great statesman is now,

1850. By the Lady EMMELINE Stuart Wortley. with his Olympus-like brow, on which are throned New-York : Harper & Brothers.

such divinities of thought, and with that wonder

ful countenance of might and majesty. * This very pleasant book, full of life and amia- The utmost good taste and refinement are percepbility, and the gossip of travel,” will surely be tible in the arrangements of the house; and a among the favorite reading of the season. We must enchanting place of residence it is. All the may beartily commend it, too, as a set-off to the domestics of the house are colored persons, which books of Trollope, Dickens, &c., on this country; is very seldom indeed the case in this part of the as the lady has the good sense to appreciate not United States. Mr. Webster tells me he considers only its grand and beautiful features, but the char- them the best possible servants, much attached, acteristics of our people.

contented, and grateful; and he added, he would The current of English opinion will certainly fearlessly trust them with untold gold.' They begin to turn in the other direction, as the weight certainly must be good ones, to judge by the exof evidence in our favor is certainly on the in- quisite neatness of every thing in the establishcrease. The names of those already on our side ment. Mr. Webster's farm here consists of fifteen should far counterbalance those on the other. We hundred acres; he has a hundred head of cattle.” shall be glad, for their own sakes, when they get over their prejudices, and are able to appreciate the remarkable phenomena of this Republic

. Any The Heir of Wast-Wayland. By Mary HOWITT. book that contributes to that end deserves well of

New-York: Harper & Brothers. them. The following description of Mr. Webster's residence will give a fair specimen of the style and This novel will be read with great interest by manner of the book :

the numerous admirers and friends of Mary Howitt, “We have been much charmed with our visit to and well will it repay an attentive perusal. It is Green Harbor, Marshfield, the beautiful domain of an unexceptionable book, written with true ChrisMr. Webster. It is a charming and particularly tian feeling. Honour Mildmay, the heroine, gains enjoyable place, almost close to the sea. The our love by the simple discharge of her duties; beach here is something marvellous, eight miles in mild, affectionate, and heroic, she overcomes “the breadth, and of splendid, hard, floor-like sand; and worldly strong and worldly wise, by being simply when this is covered by the rolling Atlantic, the meek.' Mrs. Dutton is a well-drawn character of waves almost come up to the neighboring green, the unpleasant kind. She is a crusty batch of grassy fields. Very high tides cover them. nature, a core of envy; and we can't help rejoic

" There is a very agreeable party in the house, ing in her final disappointment in not receiving a including Mr. and Miss Everett, &c.; and in addi- portion of the Wast-Wayland estate. The work is tion to the guests here, those staying at Mr. F. enriched by the manly, frank, free, and generous Webster's (Mr. Webster's son) generally assemble William Elworthy and Christie o' Lilygarth, “ on here in the evening. Among them was Miss S hospitable thoughts intent."

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UNITY OF THE Whigs : Their Principles

and Measures, THE ANGLO-SAXONS AND THE ANGLO-AMER

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and Purpose.-Comparative Physical Geo. graphy ; its relation to the History of Man

EVENINGS WITH SOME FEMALE POETS. First 179 Evening,

TOUCHING THE LIGHTNING GENIUS OF THE
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