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AMERICAN REVIEW:

A WHIG JOURNAL

OF

POLITICS, LITERATURE, ART AND SCIENCE.

**TO STAND BY THE CONSTITUTION."

VOL. IV.

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Pulchium est bene facere Reipublicæ, etiam bene dicere haud absuwdum est.

NEW-YORK:

GEORGE H. COLTON, 118 NASSAU STREET.

1846.

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INDEX TO VOL. IV.

A.

603, 604; contrast of sensuous and moral
Achievements of the Knights of Malta, crit art, 605; form, the expression of character,
ical notice, 104.

606; method of criticising pictures, prin-
Addison, Memoirs of the Life of, (by Miss ciples by which they should be judged,
Aikin, critical notice, 619.

607 ; gross ideas of the German and other
Adventures of a Night on the Banks of the schools as to the right method of study for
Devron, (by R. Balmanno,) 569.

an artist, 608, 609.
Affectation, Melancholy, (from“ Thoughts,
Feelings, and Fancies,”) 448.

B.
American Journal of Science and Art, crit- Ballot-Box, Responsibility of the, 435; new

ical notice of, 213.
Andre, Major; Engraving of the Capture of,

constitution of New York State referred
critical notice, 510.

to, 435, 437; judiciary provisions in, re-
Antiquities, Greek and Roman, School Dic-

marked upon, 138, 439, 410; importance of
tionary of-noticed, 433.

all citizens attending the polls, that good
Arago, M., (Dr. Lardner,) sketch of his life

men and good measures may prevail,

443,
and labors, 162.

444; country not to be governed without
Army Attack and National Defence, (Ed. Bartlett and Welford's Catalogue of Ancient

parties, 444, 445.
ward Hunt,) 146; slang-whangers, 146;
President Polk the maker of the war with Beaumont and Fletcher, (E. P. Whipple,)

and Modern Books, critical notice of, 213.
Mexico, 148; executive abuse of the army,
ib. ; reliance on the militia for national de

68; their birth and 'first writings, ib. ;
fence, 150; wretched inefficiency of the

number of their plays, 69; their faults and
militia system as now established, 151;

impurities, 69, 70, 71; their striking char-
volunteer companies, their use, 153; gar-

acteristics, 72, 73; extracts from their
risons, 151; fortifications, their nature and

dramas and comments, 74 to 78; their
effect, 155; probabilities of a war-means

lyrics--quoted, 79, 80.
of defence and attack, 157, 158, 159.

Beaumont and Fletcher, part second, 131 ;
Army of Occupation, (J. T. 'Headley,) 171;

heroic spirit of their writings, ib.; “The
the war with Mexico unjust-hurried upon

Mad Lover"_“Valentinian, 132; pas-
us by the executive-first occupation of the

sages from Valentinian, 132, 133 ; play of
Mexican territory by our army precipitated

Bonduca, 134; the “Humorous Lieuten.
both nations into an unnecessary war-

ant”-ihe “ Elder Brother"—the “False
perilous position of Gen. Taylor, 172;

One,” 135, 136 ; “The Double Marriage,"
sketch of the defence of Fort Isabel, ib.

with extracts, 137, 138, 139, 140; the “ Two
heroic conduct of the garrison, 173; de-

Noble Kinsmen”_" Triumph of Honor”.
scription of the battle of Palo Alto, ib. ; a

particular qualities of Fletcher, 142, 143;
pure common fight won altogether by artil-

striking passages, 144, 145.
lery, ib.; admirable management of field-

C.
pieces by American officers in that battle-
great military qualities of General Taylor, Chambers’ Information for the People, notice
175; memorable words of General Taylor, of, 544.
176; battle of Resaca de la Palma, ʻib. Chinese, the, (J. H. Lanman,), 392; their
brave conduct of the infantry, 177 ; rout of territory, ib., ancient knowledge of them,
the Mexicans, ib ; May's charge of caval 393 ; political structure of the empire, 394;
ry, 179; inferences to be drawn from these emperor's aristocracy, ib. ; costume, 395;
two batiles, in regard to our troops ; none machinery of the government, 395, 396 ;
would surpass them, 179.

laws and jurisprudence, 397 ; social regu-
Art Union Critics, Hints to, 599; all subjects lations, 398; their agriculture, 399; manu-

not fit to be represented in picture, ib.; factures, ib. ; their foreign commerce, 400;.
difference between description and repre excellence in the useful arts, ib. ; diffusion
sentation ; pictorial art cannot represent of education, 401; religion, ib.; amuse-
motion, but prefers the fixed qualities of ments, 401, 402; public works, 402; cities,
things; poetry, on the contrary, describes ib; Chinese army, 403; our commerce
motion, action, and change, ib. ; vices of with China.
design, vice of the parlor, vice of the studio, Civilization, American and European, (Pro-
vice of the theatre, improper use of the lay fessor Goodwin,) second part of the arti-
figure, 600 ; choice of mean subjects, ib. ; cle, 27 ; self-government the highest prob-
subjective and objective art contrasted, ib.; lem of civilization, 28 ; some of our dis.
example of a picture by a skillful and un advantages and dangers, 28, 29, universal
skillful artist, 601 ; theory of the pleasure suffrage, 29; power of public opinion, 31 s
of painting in the choice of agreeable sub faith in the people, 33, 34 ; ancient civiliza-
jects, color, &c.-nature to be imitated in tion, 35; comparison of ourselves with
her best moods only, ib.; fault of ordinary Europeans, 37 ; our institutions, fears,
colorists, ib. ; description of a picture in hopes, 40, 41, 42.
the classic style of Nicholas Poussin, with Congress, the XXIXth. (Hon. J. P. Ken-
a complete theory of transparent color, nedy,) 541 ; Congress, ihe twenty.ninth,

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543; brief report of its leading measures, Cowper, Sotheby, and Munford compared,
ib; spirit and measures of ihe twenty with extracts, 353 10 372.
seventh Congress, 513, 544; its spirit, con Homeric Translations, note to the article on,
servative and provident-that of the iwen 558
ty-ninth destructive and ulira, 544, 545; Hunt, Leigh, a sketch, (G. F. Dean,) 17;
Texas-the war, 546, 547 ; supported the anecdotes of his life, 18, 19; his remarks
ruinous free trade system fostered by upon the stage, 19; Hunt in prison, 22;
Britain, 550.

his epistle in verse to Charles Lamb, 24;
Constitution, (the new one,) of New York to William Hazliti, 25.

State-article sixth, the judiciary, (J. M.
Van Cott,) 520; formation of the Conven-

J.
tion, 521", objectionable features of the Jennison's Filter, notice of, 434.
new constitution, 523; danger of the cor- Jones, Paul, sketch of his life and services,
ruption of justice, 524, 525; elective judici-

(J. T. Headley,) 228.
ary in danger of demagogical influence, Journalism, (by a resident at Paris,) 281 ;
525, 526 ; probable want of learned judges

power of the public press, 282; London
under this system, 526.

morning, papers-the Post, the Herald, the
Cooper's ". Indian and Ingin," Review of,

Standard, Morning Chronicle, 282, 283;
(C. A Bristed,) 276 ; points affirmed in the

evening papers—the Globe, and Sun, 283;
book relating io anti-rentism, 277 ; " popu the Times, 283, 281; reporters, 285, 286,
lar cant about aristocracy,”. 278; aristo-

287 ; proprietorship of the London papers,
cratic exclusiveness," ib. ; "feudal privil 288, 289; the Daily News, 291 ; corre-
eges,” ib.; "hardship of long leases,” ib.;

spondenis, 292, 293, journalism in France,
reservation of woodlands," 279, &c.

293, 294 ; weekly press, 295.
Copper Regions, Early Notices of, 347. Julietta, or the Beautiful Head, from the
Creation of Values, 641.

German of Lyser, (by Mrs. “ St. Simon,"')

119.
D.

Julia Jay, a poem, (Rev. Ralph Hoyt,) 610.
Dana, J. S, notice of his book on Structure
and Classification of Zoophytes, 432.

K.
Destiny, a poem, critical notice of, 649. Kennedy, Hon. John P.; notice of his life,
Diotima, the Prophetess, an Athenian Tale, public services, addresses, and literary
(J. D. Whelpley,) 467.

career, 551,
Draper's Chemistry, notice of, 544.

L.
E.

Lamb, Leigh Hunt's poetical epistle to, 24.
Education of Women, 416.
Emily, a poem, (H. W. Parker,) 117.

Legal Profession, Ancient and Modern the

Bars of Greece, Rome, France, England,
Etchings of a Whale Cruise, notice of, 539.

and the United States, 242; popular charg-

es against the legal profession, ib. ; nature
F.

of the legal profession-how taking its
Father's Reverie, a poem, (Miss Anna Black rise-functions of the lawyer, 243, 244;
well,) 43.

two divisions in the profession, jurispru-
Filtration of Water, critical notice, 213. dence and advocacy, 245; jurisprudence in
Finance and Commerce, 95, 199, 316.

Greece, ib.; the Grecian bar-Themis-
Fletcher, (see Beaumont and Fletcher,) 68. tocles, Pericles, Aristides, Isaeus, Anti-
Foreign Miscellany, 98, 204, 321, 426,537, 645. phon, Lysias, Isocrates, Demosthenes,
Foster, Rev. John, notice of his “Life and 246; regulations of the Grecian courts,
Correspondence,” 434.

27 ; the Roman bar under the Republic,
French Domestic Cookery, critical notice of 248; under the Empire, 218, 219; regu-
the volume, 214.

lations of the Roman courts, 249; early
Fuller, Miss Margaret S., 414.

stages of Gallic law, 250 ; origin of trial by
ordeal, ib.; early legal usages in France,

251 ; parliament of Paris-order of advo-
Graydon's Memoirs of his own time, critical

cates, 252 ; admission to the French bar,
notice, 102.

253; abolition of the order of advocates,
Greene, Nathaniel, notice of the Life of, 431. 251; the British bar, 255; state of the pro-

fession in England, 256 ; defects of the bar
in this country, 257 ; inferiority of legal

education, 258, report of the “Inner Tem-
Hawthorne, Review of his Writings, (C.W. ple,” London, on this point, ib. ; the future

Webber,) 296; references to certain quali of 'the profession in ihis country, 260 ;
ties of New World literature, 297, 302; Note-opinions of Savigny, 261, 262.
characteristics of Hawthorne noticed, 305, Literary Phenomena, (E. A. Duyckinck,)
306, 307; Hawthorne's conservatism, 305 ;

405.
" Idealization,” 309; Charles Lamb, 310; Longfellow's Poets and Poetry of Europe,
the Tale of " Goodman Brown,” 311, 315. pari 1, 496, (James Hadley)-principle of
Hazlitt, Leigh Hunt's Poetical Epistle to, 25. iranslation, 497, 498, 499; Teutonic poetry,
Hearts we Love, a poem, (W. T. Bacon,) 501; extract from Cædmon the Saxon,

502, 503, 504; Norse poetry, 504, 505 ; Tega
History of the Bastile, critical notice, 103.

ner, 505, 506 Part 2, 580; Troubadours
Homer, Translators of-Review of Munford's of Deutschland, 580; early German poetry,

Illiad, (C. A. Bristed,) 350 ; some remarks 581 ; Klopstock, Lessing, Wieland, Herder,
on translation, 351, 352, translators of Goethe, Schiller, 582, 583, 584; Uhland,
Homer enumerated, 353; Chapman, Pope, Hoffinan, 585; poetry of Holland, 586.

G.

H.

15*.

M.

how one lives in Paris, 377; No. III.-a
Mackintosh, Sir James, notice of his works,

glimpse of the Appenines, 449; No. IV.,

187.
$32.
Marching Song of the “Teutonic Race," a

Novitiate, the ; or a year among the English
poem, (H. M. Goodwin,) 240.

Jesuits, critical notice of, 212.
Memoirs of the Administrations of Wash- Numa and Egeria, a classical ballad, (J. S.
ingion and John Adams, edited from the

Babcock,) 391.
papers of Oliver Wolcoil, by George Gibbs,

0.
reviewed, (by Charles King,) 614.
Metres, Short Chapters on Exotic and Oregon Treaty, the, (G. H. Colton,) 105;

Novel, (C A. Brisied,) chapter first, Hex news of its peaceful character received with
ameter and Pentameler, 482.

gratification by the three leading nations
Merchant, the-Literature and Statistics of of Christendom, ib; the point of honor es-

Commerce, (G, H. Colton,) 459; Mr. sential belween nations as between indi.
Winthrop's address before the Boston viduals, ib.; England sincere in her claim
Mercantile Association, 459, 460; com of territory, ib; the body of the people on
merce the true handmaid of civilization, both sides impatient of any disturbance of
460; how the merchant should be educa the peace of Christendom, 106; a few
ted, 450, 161; M‘Culloch's Dictionary of Parisian journals disaffected-position and
Commerce, 461 ; earlier compilations, 461,

interest of the nations in view of the war,
462; Macgregor's Commercial Statistics,

the principle of war not yet abandoned,
462 ; Hunt's Merchant's Magazine-Com-

ib. ; growih of the war feeling, 107; Sir
mercial Review, 463, 164.

Robert Peel's opinion against unnecessary
Mexico, our Relations with, (Hon. D. D.

war, 108; statement of the case-first oc.
Barnard,) 1; position of the administra cupation of the coast by Spain in 1513 and
tration, 2; grand object of the executive, forward-afler occupaiion by England-
3; conduct of Mexico towards us since purchase of Louisiana from the French,
their Revolution of 1822, ib. ; action of the first created the probability of a claim
American government, 1831, to provide

discovery of the Columbia gave us a farther
against a recurrence of Mexican injuries, claim-first proposition made by the Eng.
4; claims asserted against Mexico, ib;

lish governmeni, soon after the purchase
growth of distrust in Mexico, ib ; Presi-

of Louisiana, ib. ; a line agreed upon be-
dent Jackson's Message to Congress, 1837,

tween United States and British posses-
authorizing reprisals, 5; message not ac!-

sions, 109; Mr. Jefferson's objection-ne-
ed upon, ib. ; special messenger to Mexi gotiations after the war-proposition of a
co sent by President Van Buren, ib. ; line of boundary by Messrs. Rush and
Mexican Envoy Extraordinary, 1838, ib.; Gallatin in 1818_protracted discussion-
convention between the two powers, 1839,

negotiations gain - opened in 1824, 110;
ib; joint commission appointed 1810—ter our government pressed for a settlement
minated 1842, 6; disposition of Mexico at

in 1826, ib.; in 1827 the right was conceded
that time,ib.; awards to American citizens to both nations, with joint occupancy, 111 ;
by the joint commission, ib.; amount due

in 1812 bill for grant of land in the territory
to us from Mexico 1812, 7; subsequent

brough! into the Senate, ib. ; conduct of
action of Mexico upon these claims, 7, 8;

the Administration, 112; conduct of the
effects of Annexation of Texas upon Mexi-

Senate, 113; the treaty, 114-honorable to
can government, 8; our minister returns,

the Whig Party.
ib ; failure of Mexico to repair injuries
not defensible on that ground, 9; how the

P.
War came to exist—an executive move. Painters, something about our, (R. G.
ment for new territory, 10; no real occa White) 180.
sion for il-Mr. Thompson's mission in Papers on Literature and Art, Review of Miss
Mexico, 11; aggression upon Mexico in
marching the army to the Nueces, 13; this Paris, letter from, 209.

Fuller's, 414.
the true and just occasion of the War, 14; Passages from the life of a Medical Eclectic.
President to be blamed, no one else, 15; No. III 53; No. IV. 261.
Mr. Buchanan and Mr. Slidell, 13* ; at, Payn's Illustrated London, critical notice of,
tempt by the President to induce General

212.
Taylor io begin the war a year earlier. Picture from Memory's gallery, a poem, 160.
Model of the City of New York, critical no-

Pictorial History of England, notice of, 514.
Monopolies, 639.

Poetry.—Hearts we love, 15* ; The Age, a
Moore, Poetical Works of, complete in one

sonnet, 52 ; Rain, (by Rev. Ralph Hoyi,)
volume, critical notice, 648

65 ; Emily, (H. W. Parker,) 117; Piciure

from Memory's gallery, 160; Sonnet, 179;;
a poem, (J J. C.) 275.

Marching song of the " Teutonic Race.

(H. M. Goodwin,) 240 ; Morning, 275;
N.

the Atheist world-builder, (Wm Oland
Napoleon and his Marshals, review of, J. T. Bourne,) 515; Who mournis wisely? 338;

Headley's, second volume,(G. H. Colton,) Nuina and Egeria, 391; A Song for ihe
86; honors of the battle-field, 83; " Battle times, 409; To the Night wind in Autumn,
of Dresden,” 89; " Battle of Hohenlinden,” (G. H Collon,) 446; The Phantom Funeral,
91; the charge of inordinate selfishness (H. H. Clements,) 465; Julia Jay, (Rev.
against Napoleon considered, 92; “Death Ralph Hoyt,) 610.
of Duroc," his friend, 93'; " Marshal Poland, three Chapters on the History of,

Chapier third, character of the Poles, (Dr.
Notes by the Road, (by Caius,) No. II. Wierzbicki,) 45; Polish patriotism, 45;

tice of, 211

Morning,

Soult

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