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with wool,” says an old traveler," from Con. From that moment she never appears, even in stantinople to Sidon; in which sacks, as most her own house, un vailed. She is never seen certainly was told to me, were many Jews' abroad in the public streets, except when she bones put into little chests, but unknown to goes to church, which is only twice in the year, any of the ship. The Jews, our merchants, and then closely vailed. If a stranger enters told me of them at my return from Jerusalem the house or garden, she instantly conceals herto Saphet; but earnestly entreated me not to self. With no person, not even her father or tell it, for fear of preventing them another time.” brother, is she allowed to exchange a single Sometimes a wealthy Jew has been known to word; and she speaks to her husband only import earth from Jerusalem wherewith to line when they are alone. With the rest of the

household she can only communicate by ges

tures, and by talking on her fingers. This Rev. Dr. CUMMING.–There is a whimsical- silent reserve, which custom imperatively preness about this popular writer which betrays scribes, the young wife maintains until she has itself increasingly in his publications, and which borne her first child, from which time she becannot fail soon to impair their authority, if comes gradually emancipated from her connot their popularity. In his late pamphlet on straint: she speaks to her new-born infant; the “ Moslem and his End," he is determined then her mother-in-law is the first person she to dispose summarily of the poor Turks, what may address; after a while she is allowed to ever may be the result of their gallant efforts converse with her own mother, then with her at self-defense, and we may justly add, at self- sisters-in-law, and afterward her own sisters. regeneration. The reverend doctor sees amaz Now she begins to talk with the young girls in ing "signs of the times,” boding their fate, in the house, but always in a gentle whisper, that even the most frivolous incidents of the day. none of the male part of the family may hear “ It is a fact,” he says, " that the fingers of a what is said. The wife, however, is not fully lady laid lightly on a heavy table, made it, in emancipated, her education is not completed, my presence, spin round, lift its legs, stamp the until after the lapse of six years ! and even floor, and throw itself into most extraordinary then she can never speak with any strangers and unbecoming attitudes.” The same case, or of the other sex, nor appear before them una similar one, is on another page attested by Dr. vailed. Cumming, who says: “I saw a table, touched lightly by the fingers of a lady, whose muscular Is THE HUMAN STATURE DIMINISHING ?-It is powers, I am sure, were not very formidable, a very common opinion, that in the early ages rise, leap, and move from side to side in the most of the world men in general possessed superior extraordinary manner, Faraday, I think, does physical properties, and were of a greater size not explain, and I cannot explain this.” Doc- than they are at present; and this notion of tor Cumming also describes astronomical signs diminished stature and strength seems to have of the times, thus: “For the last three or four been just as prevalent in ancient times as at years we have heard of new planets, unexpected present. Pliny observes of the human height, comets, brilliant auroras, lunar rainbows, and that “the whole race of mankind is daily beyet more brilliant and remarkable meteoric coming smaller;" an alarming prospect, if it appearances. I am not superstitious, but I am had been true. Homer more than once makes not skeptical; I cannot help remembering that a very disparaging comparison between his own signs and sights in the heavens are the phe- degenerate contemporaries and the heroes of nomena of the last days."

the Trojan war. But all the facts and circum

stances which can be brought forward on this SEVERE Customs.—A very interesting book subject tend to convince us, that the human has been published in London recently, entitled, form has not degenerated, and that men of the “Trans-Caucasia Sketches of the Nations and present age are of the same stature as in the Races between the Black Sea and the Caspian, beginning of the world. In the first place, by Baron Von Hoxthausen.” It abounds in en though we read, both in sacred and profane histertaining sketches of life and manners. The tory, of giants, yet they were at the time when baron describes a custom among the Armenians, they lived esteemed as wonders, and far above which calls loudly for a “Woman's Rights" | the ordinary proportions of mankind. All the reform. " The young unmarried people of both remains of the human body (as bones, and parsexes," he says, “enjoy perfect liberty, within ticularly the teeth) which have been found the recognized limits of manners and propriety. unchanged in the most ancient urns and burialCustom is here precisely the reverse of what places, demonstrate this point clearly. The prevails in the surrounding countries: while oldest coffin in the world is that found in the in the latter the purchase of a wife is the only great pyramid of Egypt; and Mr. Greaves obusual form of contracting a marriage, until serves that this sarcophagus hardly exceeds the which time the girl remains in perfect seclu size of our ordinary coffins, being scarcely six sion ; among the Armenians, on the contrary, feet and a-half long. From looking also at the the young people of both sexes enjoy free social height of mummies which have been brought intercourse. The girls go where they like, un to this country, we must conclude that those vailed and bareheaded; the young men carry who inhabited Egypt two or three thousand on their love-suits freely and openly, and mar years ago were not superior in size to the presriages of affection are of common occurrence. ent inhabitants of that country. Lastly, all But with marriage the scene changes: the word the facts which we can collect from ancient which the young woman pronounces at the works of art, from armor, as helmets and altar, in accepting her husband, is the last breastplates, or from buildings designed for the that is for a long time heard from her lips. I abode and accommodation of men, concur in



strengthening the proofs against any decay in has put a mile upon us,” viz., by giving & nature. That man is not degenerated in stature wrong direction as to the road. Occasional in consequence of the effect of civilization is misconceptions of course arise here, for want clear; because the inhabitants of savage coun of due notice being given whether the physical tries, as the natives of America, Africa, Aus or metaphysical sense of the preposition is intralia, or the South Sea Islands, do not exceed tended. Thus, to the inquiry, how a small us in size.

farmer came to be behindhand with his rent?

it was replied, “Why, you see, sir, tw IBISH ODDITIES.—A late foreign reviewer dis- died upon him in the one year, and that was cusses the oddities of Irish character. The

very bad for him.”

" And the next year a cow Irishman, he says, reverses the usual mode of burst upon him, wid eating" (it was forturatiocination, according to which things are nately added in explanation) “too much clover." valuable in the inverse ratio of their accessi- Other preposition usages have a grace and ease bility. He is for the direct ratio. Whatever perfectly Homeric; thus we recognize the epic is easiest to come at, the same is also the best. Toi in the favorite expression, “true for ye." To the same principle is to be referred the na Others, again, have a quiet beauty and pathos tional mode of digging, and the form of the im about them, as in this translation of an epitaph plement employed in the operation. That the from the original Irish: “Aged 21, Lawrence Irish spade should be twice the length of the died from us.' English, and unprovided with any aperture for Miss Edgeworth endeavors to explain the thrusting the hand into, is only, therefore, not national proneness to perpetrate “bulls,” to curious, because it saves half the labor. Stand a habit of using figurative language. She ading pretty nearly upright, with a cheerful coun duces an instance, that of pronouncing a certenance, and in an unconstrained posture, which tain ship the finest "that ever sailed on the presents no obstacle either to his conversing face of the earth.” Now it is true that in this freely with his neighbor, or observing the natural particular instance the temptation to make a beauty of the landscape, the Irish peasant bull lay in the generally recognized figurative plants his foot on a sort of stirrup provided for expression, the face of the earth.” Catchthe purpose, and turns up the soil" as uncon- ing at this tempting flourish, and not adjusting sarnedly as possible." "Sure it saves breaking the rest of his sentence very accurately to it, the back over it.” It does so, no doubt; but it the speaker committed a bull incontinently. also saves breaking the soil to any extent worth | The same temptation, too, is no doubt the exmentioning. This, however, is a secondary mat- citing cause of other bulls; some of English ter; and it is obvious that this implement, like growth, such as the well-known denunciation, other institutions of the country, is constructed * Sir, the hand of justice cannot any longer chiefly with a view to “ saving throuble.” wink at your iniquities.” The attempt to com

One thing, in truth, there is, which an Irish- bine two incompatible figures does certainly man does not worship, and that is material produce the result in question; the Cretan Minoprosperity. Indeed, he has rather a contempt taur is the first Irish bull on record. But there for it, than otherwise. He prefers the idea to are other varieties found roaming over the pasthe reality. To his imagining, his humble lot tures of the Green Isle. An Irish bull may be is a “ bee-eu-tiful" one already, and you can't defined as a dilemma,-or syllogismus cornutus, mend it much by your tinkering. What sig as the logicians speak,—of which both horns nifies just poking a stone into the wall here, are embraced at once :—and this, for aught to make it weather-tight, or pushing another we know, may be the derivation of the term. It out there, to prevent its being smoke-tight ?– It is two alternatives taken together. ManWhat signifies an old hat more or less in the kind in general are sensible that, in the case window, or an increased approximation be of incompatible alternatives presented to the tween the different levels of the floor? of which, mind, you must reject one of them. The Irishas at the bottom of the Lacus Asphaltites, and man does not see this. He takes both. Being other inland seas, there are always two at least. told that one of Arnott's stoves saves half the These things will add not a grain to the sands fuel, he resolves to get two, and save the whole, of gold over which the Pactolus of his imagina- Understanding that music is taught at two tion wanders. “Sure, it 'll do :" nay, the ex guineas the first month and one the second, isting structure will not only “ do,” but is full he declares he won't begin till the second. A of “illegant conthrivances,” the whole beauty little consideration would show that these conand merit of which would be sacrificed by the fusions are merely the result of an endeavor to threatened innovations.

combine two incompatible opinions. In referring to idiomatic tendencies among The true secret of Irish blundering, with or them, the critic gives examples of some, which without metaphor, lies in that zeal for ideas, the American reader will notice, have, from some that vehement partisanship on behalf of the cause—perhaps the great number of Irish among topic of the moment, which appears in so many us—affected somewhat our own popular modes forms as a national characteristic. In some of speech. A nocturnal foray against a garden cases the speaker rises, as it were, with his subwas thus summed up: "There were eight of ject, and after proceeding rationally for some them in it,” that is to say, as afterward ap- time, puts a colophon of absurdity to a piece of peared, not “in” the garden,-into which, ow plain common sense. So a young recruit, after ing to a timely alarm, the thieves were unable soberly describing to his officer his circumto penetrate,—but merely “in” the transaction. stances in other respects, ventures on a final “On” or “upon” is used, again, in the peculiar stroke to the effect that, “Indeed he was come sense of “to the detriment of." They've of very decent people, for his father and mother rose the market upon us ;" or, " that young man were both Kerry men.”

But more commonly a bull is only a particu- "3. Dress according to the season; but be careful not lar and more intense instance of a kind of ex- to leave off your winter clothes before the warm travaganza which runs through the whole larly observed by persons who are subject to sore

weather has fairly set in. This rule should be particu. speech. It is no wonder that he who is ever on

throat, bronchitis, chronio cough, and such like woak. the brink of a blunder or a malapropos should nosses. fall into one now and then. Take the following such as rich pastry, fat, heavy, farinaceous diot, warm

" 6. Avoid all kinds of heavy and indigestible food, string of extravagances, poured forth verbatim broad, spices, mustard, peppor. &c. not long since by an Irish mendicant, in ac- *7. Avold all stimulating drinks-brandy, beer, wino; knowledgment of some trifling favor : “ Long and content yourself with cold water, milk, light and life to your honor, and may yo live till ye 're unapiced chocolate, weak black toa, and sirups made

of currants, raspberries, strawberries, or other kinds wondered at, and have a gold watch as big as of wholesome and unmedicinal fruit. Never use toa forty-pound pot, with a chain as long as the bacco in any shape, except for medicinal purposes. Boyne water!"

"8. Nover koop on wet or damp clothes, stockings,

&o., and never sleep on damp shoets. Even epitaph-writing in Ireland is not free

"9. Do not expose yourselp to keen, sharp winds, and from the national tendency to make the most avoid the raw and dainp evening atr. of things, at the expense of sound sense and *10. Live as nearly as possible in the same tomperapossibility. Take the following instance from

ture; koep your rooi moderately warm, and make it

a point never to sit near tho fire. the half-ruined church of St. Audeon, Dublin : **11. Eat your meals at regular hours; eat slowly : “Underneath lyeth James M-, and all his chew every monthful woll, and do not swallow It until posteritie.Or this from Christ-church, on a

it is properly inixed up with saliva li possible, tako

about an hour for each meal, and never eat so much as monument of the Earls of Cork: “Here follow

to leave the table with a sense of repletion and oppres. the arms of his sons, and of such of the husbands sion. Do not forgot to clean your teeth with a soft of his daughters as were married."

tooth-brush after cating, and never indulge in the abominablo habit of pleking them.

"12. Avoid every kind of food or drink which natu. HELOISE.-Lamartine, in his lato work, Mem- rally disagrees with you; take a little exercise in the

open air every day, but not in any kind of weather ; oirs of Celebrated Characters, draws the follow- soloct particularly fine, bracing or balmy woather for ing distinct and beautiful picture of the famous & walk or ride; exposure to ralny, windy, raw or damp Heloise :

weather never doos anybody any good.

" These twelve rules are golden rules, the observance "The medalllons and the statue which perpetuate of wbich can never be impressed with too much care her, according to contemporary traditions, and the casts upon the attention of those who are anxious to pretaken after death in her sepulchre, represent a young serve thetr health, and to remain free from the many female, tall in stature, and exquisitely formed. An unpleasant foelings which are apt to trouble those oval heal, slightly depressed toward the tomples by who negleot the proper dletetlo and hygienic precauthe contlict of thought; a high and smooth forehead, tions." where intelligence rovelod without impedimont, like a ray of light unchecked by an obstructing angle, on There is a thirteenth rule of as bright a the 'smooth surface of a marblo slab; eyes deeply set within their arch, and the balls of which reflected the

golden hue as any of these, which the doctor azure tint of heaven; a small pose, slightly raised

should have added to them as their climax, towards the nostrils, such as sculpture moduls from and that is this—Having settled into the habit nature in the statues of women immortalized by the

of some such good code, dismiss all further feelings of the heart; a mouth, where breathed, between brilliant teeth, the smiles of genius and the ton.

concern about it. This is a sine qua non. There derness of sympathy; a short chin, slightly dimpled in

never was a fastidious observer of physiological the middle, as if by the finger of reflection often placed rules who enjoyed good health. The imaginaupon the lips; a long, flexible neck, which carried the heal as the lotus bears the tower, while undulating ach, and can set his pulsations to beating a

tion plays the very mischief with a man's stomwith the motion of the wave; falling shoulders, grace. fully molded, and blending into the same line with funeral march incontinently. Get good habits, the arms; slender fingers, flowing curls, delicate anatomical articulations, the feet of a goddess upon her

and then endeavor to practice them without pedestal,—such is the statuo, by which we may judge thinking of them; that's the best philosophy of the woman! Let the lile, the complexion, the look, of health. the attitude, the youth, the languor, the passion, the paleness, tho blush, the thought, the foeling, the accent, the smile, the tears, be restorod to the skeleton

NO SABBATH.-In & “Prize Essay on the of this other Inez de Castro, and we shall again look

Sabbath," written by a journeyman printer in on Heloise."

Scotland—which for singular power of language

and beauty of expression has rarely been surGOLDEN RULES.—Dr. Hempel, in a recent passed-there occurs the following passage. medical work, which we have noticed, gives | Read it, and then reflect for a while what a twelve golden rules for health, which we prefer dreary and desolate page would this life present to all the rest of the good sense of his elaborate if the Sabbath was blotted out from our calcuvolume. Though "golden," we give them to lations: our readers gratuitously:

“ Yokefellow! think how the abstraction of the "1. Riso early, and make it a point to retire at ten Sabbath would hopelessly enslave tho working classes, o'clock: seven hours' sleep should suffice; although with whom we are identified. Think of labor thus less may do in some cases, and in others more may going on in one monotonous and continuous and eternal be required.

cycle-limbs forever on the rack, the fingers forever "2. Wash your whole body from head to foot, with playing, the eye-balls forever straining, the brow for. cold water, every morning, winter and summer, im. ever sweating, the feet forever plodding, the brain formediately after leaving tho bed; and rub yourself well ever throbbing. tho shoulders forover drooping, tho with a thosh-brush or coarso towel, immediately after loins forever aching, and the restless mind forever washing.

scheming. Think of the beauty it would efface; of *3. Never sleep in a warm room, or in a room that the merry heartedness it would extinguish; of tho has not been properly ventilated in the day time. glant strength it would tame; of the resources of na

* 4. Never sit or sleep in a draught of air. This rule ture that it would exbaust: of the aspirations it would is almost universally violated, but a draught of air is crush ; of the slokness it would brood ; of the projects generally hurtful, more in one case than in another, it would wreck; of the groans it would extort; of the and more especially when persons are over-heated or lives it would immolato ; and the cheerless graves that covered with perspiration.

it would prematurely dig! See them, toiling and

moiling, sweating and fretting, grinding and hewing, whether he rejoice in the Reformation or hate Weaving and spinning, stewing and gathering, mowing and resping, gazing and building digging and plant deny. There is, therefore, a deep feeling of in

its memory-its historical importance no one can ing, unloading and storing, striving and strugglingin the garden and in the field, in the granary and in terest awakened in visiting the chamber once the barn, in the factory and in the mill, in the ware occupied by this great man ; there is something house and in the shop, on the mountain and in the ditch, on the road-side and in the wood, in the city peculiarly gratifying in handling the furniture and in the country, on the sen and on the shore, on once used by him—in sitting down upon his shore, on the earth, in days of brightness and of gloom. three-legged stool-in looking at his ink-stand What a sad picture would the world present if we

—and reclining upon the old, rough, oaken had no Sabbath!"

table where he once wrote those words of fire Doctor ARNOLD, one of the best as well as which provoked the greatest religious revolution the greatest minds of our age, said, in speak- the world has ever known—and all this at the ing of the popular literature needed for this hand, humanly speaking, of a single monk, who, age : "I never wanted religious articles half so in those dark and dangerous times, dared to much as articles on common subjects, written oppose and defy the collective powers of the in a decidedly Christian spirit." There is a emperor, and the whole Romish clergy. Ludeep philosophy in the remark, such as was

ther's chamber is of very small, nay insignificant wont to characterize the large-minded writings dimensions. Worm-eaten boards, miserably put of the man.

Just such reading are we endeav- together, cover the walls. Two decply recessed oring to provide in these pages, giving it, at

windows, small, and filled in with lead casethe same time, all the attractions which popu ments, scarcely admit the necessary light, and lar adaptation and pictorial embellishments the tout ensemble is so little inviting, that, in afford.

these luxurious days, few Englishmen would

think of offering it as a sleeping apartment for WARTBURG CASTLE—THE ASYLUM OF LUTHER. a man-servant. The book-case is formed of a -This famous place, noted for Luther's Dutch simple boarding, and looks like a shifting closet bravery in throwing his ink-stand at the suppo- that has been cast aside in the lumber room of sed apparition of the devil--the marks of the ink some old house. Some Bibles of various dates, being still on the wall—is described in its pres and beneath these fragments of the first edition ent condition by a recent traveler :--A small of the Lutheran translation, are here preserved, wooden staircase leads to the room where he as also a piece of the beech-tree under which resided when first conveyed thither, forcibly and Luther was arrested by the rough, though in secret, by the devices of his friend, the elector, friendly emissaries of the elector, who brought from the dangers, hidden and open, which at him hither; and, on the wall, framed and glazed, that time threatened his life. He called it his hangs a quarto leaf in his own firm, angular, Patmos; and here he wrote several works, and and vigorous handwriting. The tree above mencompleted a great portion of his translation of tioned, which stood in the neighboring forest, the Bible. The room he occupied remains in was long known as Luther's beech, till it was all its principal features entirely unchanged. at length struck by lightning and destroyed Whether a man be a Romanist or Protestant- | during a violent thunder-storm.

Book Notices.

It is an

More Worlds than One-The Master's House-Method little negligence on the part of the proof-reader,

ist Almanac - Declaration of Remarkable Provi. who allowed asteriods to stand in his table of dences - Evidences of Christianity - Sketches of Western Methodism-This, That, and the Other

contents instead of asteroids. Smith's History of Greece-Precious Lessons Uncle Tom's Cabin has been the prolific Friendships of the Bible-Thomas's Farin Ivplements-- Woodward's American Miscellany of Enter

source of a vast amount of trash in the shape taining Knowledge-Life in Judea-Seed Time and

of tales and novels, professedly aiming to give Harvest-Guido and Julius.

an illustration of Southern life and customs. Sir DAVID BREWSTER, the well-known astron

The latest example is a duodecimo, from the omer, has recently issued a volume, entitled press of T. M'Elrath & Co., of this city, entitled More Worlds than one; the Creed of the Philoso

The Master's House ; a Tale of Southern Life, by pher and the Hope of the Christian.

Logan. It is a work of pure fiction, of course; elaborate argument for the plurality of worlds

and so far as we are able to divine the drift inhabited by rational beings; in the course of

of Mr. Logan, his object is to make it appear which the author discusses the religious as

that hard as is the lot of a slave on a southern pects of the question, and shows unsoundness plantation, that of the master is even harder. in the reasoning of Chalmers and others. The

The book is well printed, and illustrated by argument from analogy is strongly and clearly pictures, called, on the title-page, “ Drawings stated; and the objections drawn from Geology, from Nature,” which, we take it, is—a mistake. from the supposed nature of the nebulæ, and Carter of Brothers, New-York, have issued from the Binary System, are candidly considered. another edition of Jay'o Morning and Brening The volume is issued in the usual style of neat D.cercises, for July, August, and September-3 ness, which marks all the publications of our work that needs not a word of commendation. friends, Carter & Brothers, of this city, bating a It is a classic in devotional literature.

The Methodist Almanac for 1855 is out-a such of the Disciples of Christ as are seeking remarkably attractive manual. Besides the to be like their Lord.” It is a pithy little book, annual calendar, it abounds in important sta abounding in the well-known excellences of its tistical matter, relating to the Methodist author's able pen. Few writers have a happier Episcopal Church, and American Christianity | tact at illustration. Some of his " figures”. in general, as well as to national affairs. Its are devices for the worker in gold. The engravings are numerous, and some of them religious tone of the volume is of the highest quite unique. It is the best number of this

order. It is a good presentation book. annual yet issued. Carlton & Phillips, New- Magee, Boston. York.

Carlton & Phillips have issued a really superb Drake, of Boston, (one of our best Yankee little volume, entitled, Friendships of the Bible. antiquarians,) has issued, in pamphlet form, Such works—on the poets, the mountains, the The Declaration of Remarkable Providences in the

lands, the lakes, &c., of the Bible-mincing the Course of my Life, by old John Dane, of Ipswich, sacred records into all sorts of literary trash Massachusetts, (A. D. 1682.) There is added, for publishers' speculations, have become drugs a pedigree of the Dane family, with Notes, &c. in the market. Their rhetorical flummery, too, Bolton's Hulsean prize essay, on the Evidences

has sadly abused the simplicity of the original of Christianity, issued by Gould & Lincoln, Boston, narrative. The present volume is not liable to is one of the most erudite works on the

these objections. The letter-press is very "evidences in our language. It exhibits

brief and direct—barely sufficient to explain them as presented in the writings of the fathers, of pictorial illustrations of the Friendships of

the engravings. The book is, in fine, a series down to the day of Augustine; classed as follows :—the argument; (1) from antecedent

the Bible. The pictures are uncommonly fine probability; (2) from antiquity; (3) from

-as good specimens of wood engraving as the prophecy; (4) from miracles; (5) from the country has seen. reasonableness of doctrine; (6) from superior Thomas's Farm Implements. This volume on morality; (7) from the success of the gospel. the construction and use of agricultural imIt will undoubtedly take its place as a perma- plements has been issued by the Harpers. nent standard in theological literature.

Agriculturalists speak of it in the highest

terms. We welcome again the honest and generous

The late Mr. Downing said : “We face of our old friend "the chief” –J. B.

should like to see it hung up in every workFinley—in the frontispiece of his new volume, shop, tool-room, and farmer's book-shelf in the Sketches of Western Methodism. His preceding, so amply quoted by us, will guarantee Phillips & Sampson, Boston, have sent us him many eager readers. The present volume Woodward's American Miscellany of Entertaining is valuable for two special reasons :-first, for Knowledge. It smacks throughout of the auits historical data. Its worth to the Methodist thor's happy peculiarities, and is abundantly historian cannot be estimated. Most of the illustrated. An excellent volume for the little leading characters in the history of Western folks. Methodism are portrayed in it. It is valuable, secondly, for its illustrations of Western life.

Life in Judea, by Maria T. Richards, has been Few men extant are as competent to show published by the American Baptist Publication what that life was as the venerable Finley. Society, It consists of Sketches of Life in the He will hereafter be quoted as a prime authority. Holy Land, during the first Christian age to No man can write the history of the West

the time of the destruction of Jerusalem; without consulting him. But we need not graphically rendered, and presenting, with its protract our remarks; get the book, good religious lessons, much information respecting reader, and enjoy a treat. Carlton & Phillips, the scenery and history of Judea. New-York.

Seed Time and Harvest is a neatly-printed This, That, and the Other, is the title of an

little volume, from the press of Gould & Linentertaining volume from the pen of Ellen coln, Boston. Its author, the Rev. Dr. Tweedie, Louisa Chandler, and published by Phillips, is a minister of the Free Church of Scotland, Sampson & Co., Boston. Its sketches of char

to whom the juvenile world is indebted for acter are skillfully, though elaborately drawn, several other interesting volumes. The work and the book shows that delicate appreciation before us is well calculated to impress upon the of life scenes and personal traits which a

mind the great truth, that even in this life, woman alone can transfer to paper.

“whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also

reap;" being made up of brief sketches of the Messrs. Harper have published Smith's History histories of men eminent for virtues on the one of Greece. The author is the well-known editor hand, or vices on the other. of “ Dictionaries of Greek and Roman Antiquities,” and his present volume has taken Guido and Julius is the title of a volume from rank in England as the best compendium of

the press of Gould & Lincoln, Boston, a transGreek history in the market. It condenses lation from Tholuck, and founded, it is said, the advantages of Grote. The supplementary upon his early experience as first a skeptic, chapters on Greek Literature and Art are ex

and then a believer. The book is full of the cellent.

interest of a personal narrative, told from the Precious Lessons is the title of a pocket

heart—a good volume for the doubting. volume from the pen of Rev. D. Wise, " Other notices necessarily deferred till our taining Cautions, Counsels and Consolations for next issue,


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