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History of the Conspiracy of Pontiac and they of the nation down to the present time.

The War of the North American Tribes against the authoress, with great tact and admirable clearness English Colonies, after the Conquest of Canadı. of style, presents in a succinct form the principal By Francis ParkMAN, Jr. Boston: Charles C. facts in the lives of these personages, illustrating Little and James Brown. London: Richard their character and actions without tediousnessa Bentley

or circumlocution. She has made a book both This is a truly valuable contribution to our his interesting and instructive. torical literature. It is a work of great original research into a “strange eventful history," prose- Naval Life; or, Observations both Afloat and on cuted with unwearied industry among the buried Shore. By W. F. LYNCH, U. S.N. New-York: archives of governments, and through obscure

Charles Scribner. 1851. private records of adventure ; and when we add Sketches of the lives and adventures of sailors to this, that the author, in order that nothing might are probably, as a class, the most readable of all be wanting to a conscientious performance of his books. This one is exceedingly so, and will well task, spent much time by the camp fires and in the repay perusal. Lieutenant Lynch is well known to canoes of the people who are the principal subjects the reading public by his narrative of the exploraof his work, that their character and habits might tion of the Dead Sea. be more effectually studied, we have indicated a book which should at least attract the attention of The Ladies of the Covenant : Memoirs of Distin, all intelligent readers. It will be found worthy of a place by the side of the famous histories of Mr.

guished Female Characters, embracing the period Prescott. Admirable in manner, and profoundly

of the Covenant and the Persecution. By Rev.

JAMES ANDERSON. New-York: J. S. Redfield. interesting in the matter of it, no library should be without it.

If the times, in Scotland, of which this volume

treats were literally those which tried men's souls, The Captains of the Old World

, as compared with show that for heroism, fortitude, and self-sacrificing

these most interesting and instructive memoirs will the great Modern Strategists; their Campaigns, devotion to their faith and their duty, the gentler Characters, and Conduct; from the Persian to the Punic Wars. By Henry William Her their illustrious fathers, brothers and husbands.

sex were no less worthy of the crown of glory than BERT. New-York: Charles Scribner. Although this is a work intended for popular Watching Spirits. By Mrs. Eller. New-York: circulation, it is a laborious and a learned one.

Charles Scribner. 1851. The subject will necessarily commend it to the general attention of the public; and when it is ob- Mrs. Ellet, in this elegant little work, has entered served that the author has gone to the original a new field. Her graceful pen could have found sources for the information necessary to his design, no more fitting one. She has divided her subject it will be considered a work of excellent authority in the following manner: “Watching Spirits ;" on the subjects of which it treats. We hope that " The Ministry of Angels;" "The Lessoning of the success of the present volume will encourage Angels;" “ Elect Angels, or Angelic Relations to Mr. Herbert to carry out his intention of giving us the work of Christ;" “ Departed Spirits ; Apos. others on “ the Captains of Rome, the Captains tate Spirits.” The book is elegantly printed, and of the Eastern Empire, the Captains of the Bar- iliustrated by fine engravings from pictures by the barians, the Captains of the Middle Ages, and the old masters. Statesmen and Orators of each of these periods in succession.” Such a series of works would be Margaret; a Tale of the Real and the Ideal, dc. a most interesting and valuable addition to our

By the Author of Philo" and " Richard Edney literature, executed by a gentleman of such learn- and the Governor's Family.” Boston: Phil ing and taste. The volume before us is very

lips, Sampson & Co. elegantly gotten up by the enterprising publisher, and is illustrated by designs of the author's own

A revised edition of this remarkable book. drawing. The “Onset of Numidian Horse” is Those who have not read it will be surprised at exceedingly spirited.

the remarkable genius displayed by the author.

Primitive New-England scenes and characters Memoirs of the Queens of France, including a

drawn with singular vividness and individuality; Memoir of her Majesty the late Queen of the ideas of them, are formed by the author into the

at least, if not in accordance with our preconceived French, Marie Amelia. By Mrs. FORBES Bush. From the second London edition, Phil

mo:t matter-of-fact background of a canvas whereadelphia: A. Hart, late Carey & Hart. Two and through which he causes to gleam fitfully, arl

on are displayed the loveliest ideals of his faucy, volumes.

sometimes with an uncertain radiance, flashes of These are very graceful and interesting sketches poetry, moral teachings, and religious thoughts of the Queens of France from the earliest records wonderful for their boldness and power.

TICA.

Episodes of Insect Life. By ACHETA DOMES- / of that kind of imagination and ingenuity which so

Third Series. New-York: J. S. Redfield. attracts boys in the original Gulliver. 1851. This volume completes the series of this beautiful, instructive and entertaining work. Having A Class Book of Chemistry, in which the Princialready expressed our opinion of its merits, we

ples of the Science are familiarly explained need only say that it is carried thro

by the

and applied to the Arts, Agriculture, Physioauthor with the same spirit and vivacity, and that

logy, Dietetics, Ventilation, and the most importMr. Redfield has accomplished his idea to make it

ant Phenomena of Nature. For Schools and one of the most elegant series of volumes that has Popular Reading. By EDWARD L. YOUMANS. ever been issued from the American press.

New-York: D. Appleton & Co., 200 Broadway.

In onr opinion this is the best, most practical

and useful manual of chemistry that has been pubMoral Reflections, Sentences and Maxims of Fran- lished. Most clear and concise in its arrangement,

cis, Duc de la Rochefoucauld. Newly Translated there are none who will not find it a most valuable from the French, with an Introduction and Notes; addition to their useful books. to which are added Moral Sentences and Marims of Stanislaus, King of Poland. New-York: William Gowans.

Posthumous Poems of William Motherwell These world-famous maxims, so often quoted and

Boston: Ticknor, Reed & Fields. referred to, could not have fallen into better hands This selection, edited by William Kennedy, the for a new edition of them than Mr. Gowans. The friend and coadjutor of Motherwell, will be welmaxims of Rochefoucauld for shrewdness, worldly come to the many admirers of this Scottish bard. wisdom, and point of expression, are unsurpassed; It is issued uniform with his other works by the not wholesome, however, in themselves, but re- publishers. quiring just such illustrations and modifications from other writers as the publisher has introduced. A very complete catalogue of books of maxims is The Indications of the Creator; or, the Natural introduced at the end of the volume, which adds

Evidences of Final Cause. By GEORGE TAYLOR. to its value. The work is gotten up in very ad

New-York: Charles Scribner. mirable style.

A very well-written and sometimes eloquent

work. The author has grouped together very The Fall of Poland: containing an Analytical and sciences of Astronomy, Geology, Comparative Phy

admirably the great facts and principles of the a Philosophical Account of the Causes which siology, and Physical Geography; and, in a manner Conspired in the Ruin of that Nation, together deserving of great praise, deduced from them the with a History of the Country from its origin. doctrines they teach respecting their great CreaBy L. C. Saxton. New-York: Charles Scrib- tor and Sustainer. ner. 1851. This is certainly a work executed with great Sunbeams and Shadows, and Buds and Blossoms. labor. There seems to be no subject that could hy

By Georgie A. Hulse. New-York: D. Appleany possibility be supposed to be connected with

ton & Co. the history of this unfortunate nation but what is elaborately discussed by the author; morality, lit- This book, we should think, would be a great erature, political theories and religion, every thing, favorite with all lady readers. It is gay and yet is brought in. We trust the zeal and industry of pathetic, lightsome and yet sad. The authoress the author will be rewarded by communicating to wields a graceful pen, and paints characters with a large and appreciative audience the stores of no little skill

. There is a fine undertone of reliknowledge he has so laboriously wrought up for gious sentiment and earnest feeling pervading the their benefit

, that he may be rewarded for his whole, and elevating it above the ordinary novel. good intentions.

A Budget of Willow Lane Stories. By UNCLE Gulliver Joi : his Three Voyages. The Young

FRANK. New-York: Charles Scribner. Emigrant; The Boy and the Book ; Madeline A Peep at our Neighbors. The Sequel to the Tube and Crystal Palace. Uncle Frank's Willow Lane Budget. Same Publisher. Home Stories. Three new volurnes. NewYork: Charles Scribner.

These are admirable little children's stories,

and beautifully illustrated. They are gotten up These fine little volumes we can highly com. in just the style such things should be. The mend, both for their attractive form and beautiful stories are admirably adapted to their purpose of illustrations, as well as for the adınirable manner instruction and amusement; and the embellishin which are blended interest and instruction for the ments, while they give delight to the eye of the juveniles, in their pages. The first named is full child, will cultivate it staste.

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