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9.— The Poets of the Nineteenth Century. Selected and Edited by the Rev.

Robert Aris Willmott, Incumbent of Bearwood. With English and Amer. ican Editions, arranged by Evert A. DUYCKINCK, author of the “ Cyclopedia of American Literature." Square 8vo., pp. 616. New York: Harper & Bros.

This volume covers a period of about eighty-five years, and embraces the choicest gems of nearly one hundred and twenty poets, from Beattie to Wm. Allen Builer, the author of " Nothing to Wear,” which closes the volume. It is illustrated with one hundred and thirty-two engravings, drawn by eminent British and American artists, executed in the highest style of the art. Printed on fine tinted paper, and beautifully and substantially bound, it forms altogether one of the best specimens of elegant book-making we have ever seen. It in cludes the entire work of Mr. Willmott, the “ loving and judicious English critic.” Mr. Duyckinck, whose taste and judgment are abundantly exhibited in the “Cy. clopedia of American Literature,” has increased the original work from four hundred to six hundred pages, and a proportional addition has been made to the engravings. The work of Mr. Willmott was confined to the writers of his own country. In the present volupe, a liberal share has been given to American authors, illustrated by American artists. It is, taken as a whole, the most beauti. ful gift-look of the season. 10.- Mrs. Hale's Receipts for the Million : containing four thousand five hundred

and forty-five Receipts, Facts, Directions, etc., in the Useful, Ornamental, and Domestic Arts, and in the conduct of Life; being a complete Family Directory. By Mrs. SARAH JOSEPHA HALE. 12mo., pp. 721. Philadelphia : T. B. Peterson.

We have known Mrs. Hale for more than a quarter of a century, and we have always admired the sound common sense of the woman and the authoress. Her experience as a house keeper in early life, combined all the excellent qualities of the good wife and the devoted and intelligent mother. Notwithstanding the many cook books that have been published within the last few years, Mrs. Hale was, after examining the subject, convinced of the need of another work on domestic economy, or directions how to guide the house. The present treatise embodies rules and receipts such as never before bave been brought together for the help and instruction of a housebold. The alphabetical index is very com. plete. If purchasers of the work will apply the sound common sense of the compiler in its use, they will fiud it a perfect rade mecum. What more can we

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11.- The Family Circle Glee Book : containing about two hundred Songs,

Glees, Choruses, &c., including many of the most popular Pieces of the Day, Arranged and Harmonized for Four Voices, with full Accompaniments for the Piano, Seraphine, and Meludeon. For the use of Glee Clubs, Singing Classes, and the Home Circle. Compiled by Elias Howe. Oblong 4to.. pp. 240. Boston: Russell & Richardson. New York: Mason Brothers. Phil. adelphia : J. B. Lippincott & Co.

This volume contains a liberal number of “glees,” &c., and is to be followed by a second volume, which will contain not only many of the most popular songs and glees of the day by American authors, but also many from celebrated English, Germ:in, and lialian composers, with a large number of choruses from the popular operas of Rosini, Donizetti, Balfe, Verdi, Auber, Bellini, Meyerbeer, and others who are almost equally eminent in musical literature. 12 - Elements of Logic: designed as a Manual of Instruction. By HENRY

Coppee. A. M., Professor of English Literature in the University of Pennsyl. Vinia, etc., etc. Philadelphia : E. H. Builer & Co.

The author of this volume was for several years a teacher of logic in the Military Academy at West Point, where the subject was thoroughly studied by the aid of Archbishop Whitelv's ma-terly lexi-book. The present manual is brief, the arrangemeni simple, and it explains all the difficult points which are so often left to confuse a student. Its aion is, in short, to teach the young learner the elements of logic is the foundation of all reasoning.

13.— The Progress of Slarery in the United States. By George M. Weston.

12mo., pp. 301. Washington, D. C.: Published by the Author.

The design of this work, as stated by the author, is to describe the past progress of slavery in the United States, and to consider the circumstances which will probably control its movements hereafter. He discusses the economy, morals, and effects of slavery incidentally, and so far as such discussion was un. avoidable. The main purpose of the author, it seums, is to “deal with the progress of slavery as a matter of fact, accomplished in the past, and to be discerned in the future, by the aid of such lights as experience and reason may afford.” It is one of the objects of this work (we quote from the preface) to show " that the past multiplication of slaves in the United States, instead of having been an unavoidable calamity, was the foreseen and intended result of that territorial expansion of slavery, which has been dictated by those who breed slaves." Mr. Weston is a strong and vigorous writer, and those who, from edncation or other circumstances, may be disposed to differ from the conclusions at which he arrives, we feel quite sure they will not attribute to him other than an honest conviction of what he deems the truth. The readers of this Magazine of 1856-7, may recollect two papers, one on“ Labor," and another on Commerce,” contributed to its pages by the author of this work. 14.-Autobiography of Peter Cartwright, the Backwoods Preacher.

Edired by W. P. STRICKLAND. Twenty-third thousand. 12mo., pp. 525. New York: Carlton & Porter.

In this work the writer gives, in his own peculiar style, a narrative of his personal experience as a traveling preacher of the Methodist Episcopal Church for more than half a century in the West. It abounds in interesting anecdotes and thrilling incidents of the “ border warfare” of this church in establishing its strongholds in the Western wilds. Peter Cartwright was no mealy-mouthed minister, but a plain, pointed, and powerful preacher to an equally plain people. From this work we may learn the secret by which this denomination of Christians hus, within a century, arisen from obscurity to opulence, prosperity, and power. Methodist preachers were not learned in theology or metaphysics, but ibey understood human nature. The autobiographer met and mingled freely with all classes, traveled and preached incessantly, and exercised a great and good influence in the capacity in which he labored. This work will be particu. larly acceptable to that large class of readers whose religious sympathies har. monize with those of the author. and is not without interest, as containing some bi-torical account of the establishment of Methodism in the Western States and Territories. 15.- The Heiress of Greenhurst. An Autobiography. By Ann S. STEPHENS,

author of " Fashion and Famine," “ The Old Homestead,” &c. 1200., PP 430. New York : Edward Stephens.

Mrs. Stephens, the author of this volume, which we should have noticed " Jong ago," is, in our judgment, the most talented and gifted " female" (we dislike the term novelist) in the United States. It is " too late " to speak of the present work critically, but it is the last effort of her pen, and equal to her “ Fashion and Famine” or “ The Old Homestead." Mrs. S., besides being an authorens, is a true woman. We have seen her washing the windows of her husband's office, with as much zeal and zest as, we presume, she sits down to pen the creations of her womanly imagination. 16.— Rivers's Manual: or, Pastoral Instructions upon the Creed, Command.

ments, Sacraments, Lord's Prayer, &c., collected from the Holy Scriptures, Councils, Fathers, and approved Writers in God's Church : with Prayers confordable thereunto, for the use of those who wish to be Instrucied in the Prii.ciples and Duties of the Christian Religion. 12m0., pp. 432. Patrick Donahoe.

The title explains the character, and gives an outline of the contents of this little manual. “ As an evidence of vur appreciation of its merits, we have presented it to a good Catholic domestic in our family.

Boston:

17.- Wisconsin and its Resources; with Lake Superior, its Commerce and Nav

igation. Including a Trip up the Mississippi, and a Canoe Voyage on the St. Croix and Brule Rivers to Lake Superior. To which are appended the Constitution of the State, with the Routes of the principal Railroads, List of Post-offices, etc. With Illustrations and authentic Maps of Wisconsin and the Region of Lake Superior. By JAMES S. RITCHIE. 12mo., pp. 312. Phil. adelphia : Charles Desilver.

Whatever relates to the development and resources of the Western States is pregnant with interest to every citizen of this Republic. The first part of this work treats of Wisconsin and its resources, and contains a sketch of its early history, a description of the face of the country, its agricultural advantages, its mineral resources, its immense lumber regions, together with a description of the principal cities and towns, their manufactures and trade. Part second of this work relates to the commerce and navigation of Lake Superior, and the untold mineral resources of that region. Accurate maps of the State and of Lake Superior, together with valuable statistical tables, greatly enhance the value of the work. 18.— Wells' Pocket Hand-Book of Iowa ; Past, Present, and Prospective. 19.— Wells' Pocket Hand-Book of Nebraska ; Past, Present, and Prospective.

Each of these small 16mo. volumes, published by John G. Wells, New York, is represented, according to its title-page, to comprise a concise delineation of the State and Territory described—its history, soil

, climate, productions, rivers, lakes, railroads, institutions, government, etc., with ample descriptions of the towns and counties, including their population, resources, etc.; to which are prefixed the pre-emption laws relating to the public lands, a copious synopsis of all United States land laws, and blank forms of documents, indispensable to settlers or their representatives. The volume on Iowa contains 136 pages; that on Nebraska 90 pages, and each is accompanied by maps. 20.— The Gentleman's Hank-Book of Homeopathy : especially for Travelers and

for Domestic Practice. By EGBERT GUERNSEY, M. D., author of "Domestie Practice. Second Edition. 12mo., pp. 255. New York: William Radde.

The professed object of this work, designed especially for gentlemen, is " to make plain those laws of their being which will enable them to ward off disease, and shunning vice and its fearful consequences, harmonize their passions, and make them not alone healthier, but better." Irrespective of the school of med. icine to which the author belongs, the volume contains valuable suggestions for those who entertain different views in regard to medical treatment. The author has introduced some important facts upon the subject of marriages. 21.- The Mechanic's Bride ; or, the Autobiography of Elwood Gordon. By

WILLIAM G. CAMBRIDGE, author of " Henri; or, the Web and Woof of Life," “Glenwood," etc. 12mo., pp. 302. Boston: Shepard, Clark & Brown.

The design and execution of this story will command the sympathies of every true heart. It has especial reference to the marriage relation. The author diseards the common idea that marriage is a mere business-like arrangement, and forcibly and truly illustrates the evils of parental authority, which so often seeks to separate congenial souls, and inflict wounds that never can be healed this side of the grave. I'he sordid parents, who regard the nuptial tie as a consideration of dollars and cents, of family rank, of influential connections, instead of true hearty affinity of soul, will not, probably, be benefited by reading this book. The strangest part of the narrative, we are told by the author, is true, and the work is not a fiction, but based upon actual events. 22.The Columbian Spelling Book. By Joseph B. TULLY. 12m0., pp. 209.

New York: P. O'Shea and Leavitt & Allen.

As an introduction to orthography, orthoepy, and etymology, and as an easy method of teaching spelling, pronunciation, meaning, and application of difficult and irregular words in the English language, this little manual will be highly prized by those who have the onerous duty of teaching the young idea.

A COLLECTION OF SPEEOHES AND ADDRESSES

BY THE MOST EMINENT

ORATORS OF AMERICA,
WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES AND ILLUSTRATIVE NOTES,

BY FRANK MOORE.

This work furnishes, in a convenient and popular form, à LIBRARY EDITION of the most celebrated speeches of some of the principal orators and statesmen of America. Many of these speeches have not been included in any previous collection, and have been inaccessible to the general reader. Beside a great variety of Miscellaneous Addresses and Speeches, there are here presented specimens of the eloquence of the Continental Congress,--and selections from the discussions in the State Conventions on the adoption of the Federal Constitution, which will render the book peculiarly acceptable to the student of American History. Its plan may be briefly stated. A short, but complete Biographical Notice is given of each Orator, and this is followed by specimens of his eloquence, the whole enriched with valuable Historical and Explanatory Notes. An important feature of the work is the introduction of the portraits of fourteen of the most eminent of our orators. Selections from the eloquence of Red Jacket and Tecumseh are also given, and to complete its usefulness, a thorough analytical Index is added to the work. That such a book is wanted will be universally allowed, and it is confidently hoped that these volumes may supply that want, and that they may furnish to all, who would listen to the eloquence of other days, and live over the stirring scenes of our country's history, a source of gratification, at once entertain. ing, instructive, and ennobling. The work is comprised in two volumes, each containing about 600 royal 8vo. pages. Fourteen portraits engraved on steel, from original pictures, embellish the work. Price in Clong $5-Library Style Sheep, $6-Half Mor. Ant., $7---Half Calf, $8.

THE FOLLOWING LETTERS AND OPINIONS OF THE PRESS (among many others) have been received, and nearly 2000 subscribers have already entered their names. New York, Dec. 2, 1857.

New York, Dec. 7, 1987.

MY DEAR SIR-I was so eager to see your work on MT DEAR SIR-I remember that in a conversation we American Eloquence, that I became the owner of a copy had not long since, you alluded to the received opinion alınost on the very day of its publication. And now I Strong our distinguished modern statesmer., that we hal have to thank you for the beautiful volumes, which you none of the speeches made during the revolution or during have been so good as to send me, and which I shall doubly the early period of our legislative history. You thought value for their intrinsic merit, and as the evidence of your the opinion erroneous, and so did I. I have been looking good will. They came to me as a rich gallery of mental with great pleasure over your late work, "American Eloquence," and am glad to find that you have set this mat- portraits, and I think you have done well in selecting so ter right by publishing some of the speeches. Samuel many speeches that are of the utmost political and histori

cal interest. With my best thanks, Adams' oration on Independence (in 1777, I think), Dr.

I am ever, dear sir, very truly

yours, Witherspoon's speeches, some five or six in number, Dr. Frank MOORE, Esq.

GEO. BANCROFT. Ramsay's and Mr. Drayton's of S. Carolina, and several others little known to the public, and now published in

Nero York, Dec. 11, 1857. your book, will show that our fathers could talk well. MY DEAR SIB-Permit me to congratulate you upon Every body knows that they could fight well.

your success in your new and very valuable work upon Pray go on, and give us more illustrative of the early " American Eloquence." ft will supply a place in our Cays of the Republic. It will put the right feeling in the libraries filled by no other book. Every student of our bearts of our young men.

country's annals, and every lover of true oratory has res

son to thank you for a collection so copious and instrucVery truly your friend,

tive-80 replete with specimens of the noblest eloquence, FRANCIS L. HAWKS.

and with interesting facts in the lives of men who have

made our history. I am, my dear sir, yours truly, Frank MOORE, Esq.

FRANK MOORE.

E. H. CHAPIN

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