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AMERICAN REVIEW:

A WHIG JOURNAL

OF

POLITICS, LITERATURE, ART AND SCIENCE.

**TO STAND BY THE CONSTITUTION,"

VOL. IV.

Pulchrum est bene facere Reipublicæ, etiam bene dicere haud absurdum est.

NEW-YORK:
GEORGE H. COLTON, 118 NASSAU STREET.

1846.

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EDWARD O. JENKINS, PRINTER,

114 Nassau Street.

INDEX TO VOL. IV.

B.

A.

603, 604; contrast of sensuous and moral
Achievements of the Knights of Malta, crt.. 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.
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

to, 435, 437 ; judiciary provisions in, re.
critical notice, 5-10.
Antiquities, Greek and Roman, School Dic-

marked upon, 438, 439, 440; importance of
tionary of-noticed, 433.

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

men and good measures may prevail, 413,
and labors, 162.

444; country not to be governed wiihout
Army Attack and National Defence, (Ed-

parties, 444, 445.
ward Hunt,) 146; slang-whangers, 146;

· Bartlett and Welford's Catalogue of Ancient
President Polk the maker of the war with

and Modern Books, critical notice of, 213.
Mexico, 148; executive abuse of the army,

Beaumont and Fletcher, (E. P. Whipple,)
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; gará

acteristics, 72, 73; extracts trom their
risons, 154; 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

Mad Lover”-“ Valentinian,” 132; pas-
the war with Mexico unjust-hurried upon
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-

ant"-the “ Elder Brother-the “False
both nations into an unnecessary war-

One," 135, 136 ; “The Double Marriage,"
perilous position of Gen. Taylor, 172;

with extracts, 137, 138, 139, 140; the “ Two
sketch of the defence of Fort Isabel, ib. :.
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-
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, ib.; 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 ;
iwo battles, 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 ;
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. XXIXth. (Hon. J. P.
a complete theory of transparent color, nedy,) 541 ; Congress, the twenty.ninth,

Cowper, Sotheby, and Munford compared,

with extracts, 353 10 372.
Homeric Translations, note to the article on,

558
Hunt, Leigh, a sketch, (G. F. Dean,) 17;

anecdotes of his life, 18, 19; his remarks
upon the stage, 19; Hunt in prison, 22;
his epistle in verse to Charles Lamb, 24;
to William Hazlitt, 25.

543; brief report of its leading measures,
ib; spirit and measures of the twenty-
seventh Congress, 543, 544; its spirit, con-
servative and provident-that of the twen-
ty-ninth destructive and ulira, 544, 545;
Texas-the war, 516, 547 ; supported the
ruinous free trade system fostered by

Britain, 550.
Constitution, (the new one,) of New York

State-article sixth, the judiciary, (J. M.
Van Cott,) 520; formation of the Conven-
tion, 521; objectionable features of the
new constitution, 523; danger of the cor.
ruption of justice, 524, 525; elective judici-
ary in danger of demagogical influence,
525, 526; probable want of learned judges

under this system, 526....
Cooper's "Indian and Ingin," Review of,

(C. A Bristed,) 276 ; points affirmed in the
book relating to anti-rentism, 277; “popu-
lar cant about aristocracy,278 ; "aristo-
cratic exclusiveness," ib. ; " feudal privil-
eges,” ib.; "hardship of long leases,” ib.;

“reservation of woodlands," 279, &c.
Copper Regions, Early Notices of, 347.
Creation of Values, 641.

D.
Dana, J. S, notice of his book on Structure

and Classification of Zoophytes, 432.
Destiny, a poem, critical notice of, 619.
Diotima, the Prophetess, an Athenian Tale,

(J. D. Whelpley,) 467.
Draper's Chemistry, notice of, 544.

Jennison's Filter, notice of, 434.
Jones, Paul, sketch of his life and services,

(J. T. Headley.) 228.
Journalism, (by a resident at Paris,) 281 ;

power of the public press, 282; London
morning papers—the Post, the Herald, the
Standard, Morning Chronicle, 282, 283;
evening papers—the Globe, and Sun, 283;
the Times, 283, 281; reporters, 285, 286,
287 ; proprietorship of the London papers,
288, 289; the Daily News, 291 ; corre-
spondents, 292, 293, journalism in France,

293, 294 ; weekly press, 295.
Julietta, or the Beautiful Head, from the
German of Lyser, (by Mrs.“ St. Simon,")

119.
Julia Jay, a poem, (Rev. Ralph Hoyt,) 610.

K.
Kennedy, Hon. John P.; notice of his life,

public services, addresses, and literary
career, 551.

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Education of Women, 416.
Emily, a poem, (H. W. Parker,) 117.
Etchings of a Whale Cruise, notice of, 539.

F.
Father's Reverie, a poem, (Miss Anna Black-

well,) 43.
Filtration of Water, critical notice, 213.
Finance and Commerce, 95, 199, 316.
Fletcher, (see Beaumont and Fletcher,) 68.
Foreign Miscellany, 98, 204, 321, 426,537,645.
Foster, Rev. John, notice of his “Life and

Correspondence,” 434.
French Domestic Cookery, critical notice of

the volume, 214.
Fuller, Miss Margaret S., 414.

G.
Graydon's Memoirs of his own time, critical

notice, 102.
Greene, Nathaniel, notice of the Life of, 431.

Lamb, Leigh Hunt's poetical epistle to, 24.
Legal Profession, Ancient and Modern-the

Bars of Greece, Rome, France, England,
and the United States, 242; popular charg-
es against the legal profession, ib. ; nature
of the legal profession-how taking its
rise-functions of the lawyer, 243, 244;
two divisions in the profession, jurispru-
dence and advocacy, 245; jurisprudence in
Greece, ib.; the Grecian bar-Themis-
tocles, Pericles, Aristides, Isaeus, Anti-
phon, Lysias, Isocrates, Demosthenes,
246; regulations of the Grecian courts,
217; the Roman bar under the Republic,
218; under the Empire, 218, 219; regu-
lations of the Roman courts, 249; early
stages of Gallic law, 250 ; origin of trial by
ordeal, ib.; early legal usages in France,
251 ; parliament of Paris-order of advo-
cates, 252 ; admission to the French bar,
253; abolition of the order of advocates,
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-
ple,” London, on this point, ib. ; the future
of the profession in ihis country, 260;

Note-opinions of Savigny, 261, 262.
Literary Phenomena, (E. A. Duyckinck,)

405.
Longfellow's Poets and Poetry of Europe,

pari 1, 496, (James Hadley)-principle of
iranslation, 497, 498, 499; Teutonic poetry,
501; extract from Cædmon the Saxon,
502, 503, 504; Norse poetry, 504, 505 ; Teg.
ner, 505, 506 Part 2, 580; Troubadours
of Deutschland, 580; early German poetry,
581 ; Klopstock, Lessing, Wieland, Herder,
Goethe, Schiller, 582, 583, 584; Uhland,
Hoffinan, 585; poetry of Holland, 586.

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Hawthorne, Review of his Writings, (C. W.
• Webber,) 296 ; references to certain quali.

ties of New World literature, 297, 302;
characteristics of Hawthorne noticed, 305,
306, 307; Hawthorne's conservatism, 305 ;
"Idealization,” 309; Charles Lamb, 310;

the Tale of “Goodman Brown,” 311, 315.
Hazlitt, Leigh Hunt's Poetical Epistle to, 25.
Hearts we "Love, a poem, (W.T. Bacon,)

15*.
History of the Bastile, critical notice, 103.
Homer, Translators of-Review of Munford's

Illiad, (C. A. Bristed,) 350 ; some remarks
on translation, 351, 352; translators of
Homer enumerated, 353; Chapman, Pope,

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.
132.
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.

Babcock,) 391.
ington and John Adams, edited from the
papers of Oliver Wolcott, by George Gibbs,

reviewed, (by Charles King,) 614.
Metres, Short Chapters on Exotic and Oregon Tre

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,) 59; 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, 460, 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, 464.

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-after occupation 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 government, soon after the purchase
growth of distrust in Mexico, ib ; Presi-

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

tween United States and British posses-
authorizing reprisals, 5; message not act 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 again -opened in 1824, 110;
ib; joint commission appointed 1810-er our government pressed for a settlement
minated 1812, 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

brought 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, 11thonorable 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
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 it-Mr. Thompson's mission in

Papers on Literature and Art, Review of Miss
Mexico, ll; aggression upon Mexico in

Fuller's, 414.
marching the army to the Nueces, 13; this

Paris, letter from, 209.
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 lo 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-
tice of, 211

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 Hoyí,)

65 ; Emily, (H. W. Parker,) 117; Piciure
volume, critical notice, 648

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

Marching song of the “Teutonic Race."
(H. M. Goodwin,) 240 ; Morning, 275 ;

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

Headley's, second volume.(G. H. Colton) Nuina and Egeria, 391 ; A Song for ihe
86; honors of the battle-field, 83; “ Batile times, 409; To the Night wind in Autumn,
of Dresden,” 89; " Battle of Hohenlinden," (G. H Colion,) 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,
Souli”

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

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