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Hoffmann, E. T. W. Wierd tales; new trans.; with biog. mem. by J. T. Bealby. 2 v.

VGG-H674w Holmes, O. W. Mechanism in thought and morals. 1872.

Hooft, P: C. Henrik de Grote, zyn leven en bedryf. 5en Druck. 1648. :8FB H76 Rampsaligheden der verheffinge van den huize van Medicis. 2en druck. 1649. :8FB H76 Hovey, W: A. Mind-reading and beyond.

"A compilation of interesting matter from the reports of the London Society for Psychical Research." Geschichte Oesterreichs. B. 1.

Huber, A.

8GZP-H86 Internal relations of the cities, towns, villages, counties, and states of the Union; or, The municipalist; a book for voters, tax-payers, E95.IN8 Jones, W. A. Memorial of Hon. D: S. Jones; with notices of the Jones family, of Queen's Co. 1849. 65.J712

etc. 1859.

Karpf, C: To rí i elva. Die Idee Shakespeare's und deren Verwirklichung; Sonettenerklärung und Analyse des Dramas Hamlet. 1869. VE-S7YKl Katt, H: C. von. Unterhaltungen mit Friedrich dem Grossen; Memoiren und Tagebücher; hrsg. von R. Koser. 1884. SGZPA-K15 Kring, C: F. Love and law, in two parts; Pt. 1: History of the killing of Dora C. J. Broemser: Part II. Missouri's fraud; history of the [trial of] C: F. Kring. 1882. 65-K89 Labrousse, F., and Mallian, J. La révolution française. 1847. VFD+V43 Landau, Dr. M. Die Quellen des Dekameron. 2e ver. Aufl.

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"A treasury of information, not so much, however, about the Decameron,' as about Panchatantra, the Seven wise masters, Dolopathos, the story of three rings, every celebrated legend of which any trace, however small, is to be discovered in Boccacio. In fact, Boccacio himself is frquently almost invisible amid the opulence of illustration. This luxuriance of detail, however, renders the work very amusing; and it might almost serve as a guide to the intricate ramifications of those popular fictions which have obtained universal currency." - Saturday rev., Jan. 19, 1884.

"Was geleistet werden kann, um die oft sehr fern entlegen und versteckt liegenden Ursprünge der in den Dekamerone-novellen behandelten Sagen und Märchenstoffe aufzuspüren, das hat der Verf. mit redlichstem Fleisse, umfassender Gelehrsamkeit und grossem Scharfsinne geleistet. Sein Buch hat dadurch eine weit über den Bereich der speciellen Boccaccioforschung hinausgreifende Bedeutung erhalten und ist ein Werk gewor den welches einem jeden, der mit vergleichender Sagengeschichte, namentlich aber einem jeden, der mit der inneren Litteraturgeschichte des Mittelalters sich beschäf tigt, von höchstein Werte sein muss." - G. Körting in Deutsche Lit., 21 Juni.

Little, G: T: The descendants of G: Little who came to Newbury, Mass., in 1640. 65-9172 Mc Cook, H. C. Tenants of an old farm; leaves from the notebook of a naturalist; illust. Mason, E: T. Personal traits of British authors. XVE M38 - Lord

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Contents. Vol. 1. Preface. Chronology.
Byron. Shelley. -Moore. S: Rogers. Keats,
Southey. Landor. - List of authorities. 2. Scott.
-James Hogg. -T: Campbeli.T: Chalmers. — J:
Wilson. De Quincey. Lord Jeffrey. 3. Words-

worth. Coleridge. - Lamb. - Hazlitt. - Hunt. - B. W. Proctor. Evenings with the Lambs. 4. T: Hood. Macaulay. Sydney Smith. Douglas W. Jerrold. Dickens. - C: Bronte. - Thackeray. Meyer von Knonau, L. Lebenserinnerungen,

1769-1841. 1883.

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"Les Mémoires' sont un document nouveau et curieux à consulter, non seulement par les historiens suis. ses, mais aussi par ceux qui cherchent à élucider certains problèmes restés sans solution dans l'histoire gé nérale des temps modernes." Bibl. univ., oct. 1883. Mitchel, J: History of Ireland from the treaty of Limerick to the present time; a continuation of the history of the Abbé Macgeoghegan. [1868.] SDU+M69 Moore, J: W. History of North Carolina to the present time. 1880. 2 v. 96V-M78 Roster of North Carolina troops in the war between the states. 1882. 4 v. 954N8-M78 Morse, J. T., Jr. John Adams. (Amer. states65 AD14 Metamorphoseon libri xv; interpretatione et notis illustravit D. C. Helvetius, in usum Delphini; cura J: Andrews. 1805. VJ-08M-1805 Pater, W. Marius the epicurean; his sensations and ideas. 2 v. VP27M

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Ovidius Naso, P.

"It is open to doubt if it has been Mr. Pater's intention to offer an apology for the higher epicurianism; possibly he has merely endeavored to trace the development of a cultured mind in a period that bears no slight resemblance to our own. If, however, it has been his intention to demonstrate the futility of either Epicurian or Stoic philosophy, and to show that Christianity is alone in any sense really responsive to man's deepest as pirations, then he has been only very partially successful. Indubitably he has in Marius' skilfully, and without precipitation, disclosed the lees that abide in the bottom of the cup that contains the mellow wine of the wisdom of Epicurus; but at most he vaguely suggests that in its place, if we care to partake thereof, there is a draught of more vivifying essence, of more estimable flavor- yet of the permanency of whose subtle regen. erative quality he can say, as he knows, nothing. In a word, the mental history of Marius will hardly help any one in the same plight as was Marius himself after all his years of careful introspection, anxious thought, and vague expectancy. There is no living writer who excels Mr. Pater in grace of style. He does not indulge in passages of sustained eloquence, but every word he writes is calculated to be the best word in that place, to have its full significance brought out."— Athenæum, Feb. 28.

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Price, E. C. Gerald; a novel. (Franklin Sq. lib.) "A pleasant tale from the perusal of which a delicate and nervous system need fear no undue excitement."Sat. rev., Mar. 28.

Price, Col. I. Reunion of the 97th Reg. Penn. Vol., Oct. 29, 1884, at Camp Wayne, West Chester, Pa. 954P-P93 Pritzel, G: A. Thesaurus literaturae botanicae omnium gentium inde a rerum botanicarum initiis ad nostra usque tempora. Ed. nov. 1872-77.

Regel, F. Die Entwickelung der Ortschaften im
Thüringerwald, ein Beitrag zur Siedelungs.
lehre Thuringens. 1884.
Reresby, Sir J: Memoires [1658-89]. 1824.

for the Union, 1861-65;

SEV-1R31 Rerick, J: H. The 44th Indiana Vol. Infantry; history of its services in the war of the rebellion. 1880. 954IN R31 Ripley, W: Y. W. Vermont riflemen in the war a history of Co. F, 1st U. S. Sharp Shooters. 1883. 954V R48 Bride picotée. Roberts, M. VR545B "Fresh and wholesome. The scene is laid at Louville, in Burgundy, and the events of the story have to do with quiet domestic life of several households in and near the town." Sat. rev., Mar. 22. Sanders, D. Ergänzungs-Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache. Eine Vervollständigung und Erweiterung aller deutsch-sprächlichen Worterbucher. YGDG+SA5 Sanuto, M. Martin Luther und die Reformationsbewegung in Deutschland, 1520-32; in Auszugen aus Sanuto's Diarien. 1883. Schiller, J: C. F: von. Maria Stuart, Trauerspiel; mit Einleitung und Anmerkung, von A. Bernays. [1865.] VGD SCH3M3 Schley, Comm. W. S., and Soley, Prof. J. R. The rescue of Greely.

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Shearman, M., and Vincent, J. E.

history for five centuries.

"An extremely satisfactory book. The illustrations are effective, though somewhat coarse; the maps excellent. The literary form of the narrative is quiet, straightforward, and businesslike." Nation, Apr. 9. Scribe, A: E. Le verre d'eau; comédie. 1840. VFD+V43 Football; its SM SH3 "In the first place a full inquiry into the antiquities of the winter pastime beloved by English men and boys of all classes. The authors proceed to show the manner in which the two rules now in vogue have grown out of those in use at the great public schools." Shepherd, R. H., and Williamson, C: N. Memoirs of the life and writings of T: Carlyle. 1881. 2 v. 5E c1985s "Consists essentially of a collection of letters, most of which have already been published, in whole or part, with connecting links of narrative, and the most interesting portion of the work. The two most exhaustive chapters are those which give an account of Carlyle's lecturing career, and tell of his relations of different kinds with the authorities of the British Museum nothing so complete in such a connection has hitherto appeared." W: Wallace in the Academy, Sept. 3, 1881. Sketch of the 126th Reg. Penn. Vol. 1869. 954P-SK2 Smith, A.. T. Rural schools; progress in the past, means of improvement in the future. DA-UN3C

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Smith, J: C. Writings by the way.

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Contents. T: Carlyle. -A horoscope of Britain; our age its doings and drift. The true and the false in history. Sir I: Newton. - Burns and the peasantry of Scotland. Realism, idealism, and positivism: Sir W: Hamilton. - Idealism. - Positivism.- Biographi cal notices: Lord Justice-clerk Hope. Lord Murray and his compeers. Prof. Spalding. - Sir Hugh Lyon Playfair. Prof. Ferrier. Rev. J: Robertson. -J: Hunter. Lord Barcaple. G: Moir.- Lord Stair. Lord Westbury.-H: Glassford Bell. Lord Benholme. Lord Mackenzie.

Lord Colonsay. G. Graham Bell. Mrs. Stirling.

Lord Ardmillan. Lord Neaves.

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"These Writings by the way' seem to be a product of the true Carlylian spirit, - -in other words, their author has written them, not to order, or against time, but because he has something to say. The longer essays, such as Thomas Carlyle,' A horoscope of Britian,' 'Sir Isaac Newton,' and ' Realism, Idealism, and Positivism,' are the leisure reflections of a weil-filled mind on subjects for which it has a natural aptitude. The two last mentioned are exceptionally good. We have nowhere seen a juster estimate of Newton, or better picture of him, alike in his strength and in his weakNo volume more marked by honest thinking, variety of mood and humour, and mellow 19th century Puritanism has been published for many years by a Scotch layman than Writings by the way.' tor, Feb. 21. Stephens, G. The Shakespear story-teller; introd. leaves or outline-sketches, with choice extracts. No. 1-6. 1855-56. 6 v. VE-84ST Stoughton, J: Religion in England, 1800-50. 2 v.

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"The work in its entirety is chiefly remarkable as the first attempt of a sectarian writer to compile an English ecclesiastical history, in its most sectarian period from an unsectarian point of view. We could wish that Dr. Stoughton had given more of his own recollections, for they are truer history than his collections, and throw a light upon the strangely altered complexion of that which he calls Nonconforinity' but which the contemporaries whom he cites invariably call 'Dissent.'" Saturday rev., Jan. 17.

Talmud.

Der Midrasch Bemidbar Rabba; das ist die allegorische Auslegung des vierten Buches Mose; ins deutsche übertr. von A: Wünsche, mit Noten etc. von J. Furst. Pesikta des Rab Kahana; das ist die älteste in Palästina redigirte Haggada; nach der Buberschen Textausgabe ins deutsche ubertr. und mit Einleitung und Noten vers. von A. Wünsche. Taussig, F. W.

History of the present tariff, 1860-83. cw5-4T19 "Although this little book is but a sketch of the principal measures of protection, it is perhaps on that account the more valuable. There remains nothing to be said upon the theory of free trade; there remains every thing to be done in arousing the American people. Tracts like this will be read by many who would not open a bulky volume of the same title, and they will find that what they regarded as the most confused and perplexing of subjects is not only comprehensible but also interesting." Nation, Apr. 9.

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Time's telescope, 1816-18, 21, 22, 24-26, 29-34; or, complete guide to the almanack. 14 v. Williams, J. Life in the Soudan; adventures among the tribes, and travels in Egypt, 1881AWSU2-w67

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Published by the Boston Athenæum, Beacon St., Boston, Mass., tri-weekly. Price by the year 25 ets; by mail, 50 cts. Entered at the Post Office, Boston, Mass., as second class matter.

Alfriend, F. H. Life of Jefferson Davis. 1868.

65-D294A Amiaud, A. Aperçu de l'état actuel des législations civiles de l'Europe, de l'Amérique, etc., avec indication des sources bibliographiques. "Indique pour chaque législation les documents et livres spéciaux auxquels il est indispensable de recourir lorsqu'on veut étudier le droit particulier d'un pays." Rev. critique, 1 déc.

Arnold, E. The secret of death; from the Sanskrit; with some collected poems. VEPARбS "The poem which gives the title to the book is a version in a popular and novel form of the Katha Upanishad." Academy, Feb. 7.

"The original poems are occasional poems often graceful and tender, more rarely powerful; but they are not more than occasional. And they have the impression of effort, of a straining after effect, of a certain want of restraint in the use of ornament, an occasional defect in taste, and a ring of something not altogether true in the pathos and sentiment. In these poems Mr. Arnold is at his best when he is simply descriptive of some scene which specially appeals to his sympa. thies." Spectator, Apr. 25.

Auerbach, B. Briefe an seinen Freund, Jakob Auerbach, ein brographisches Denkmal; mit Vorbemerkungen von F. Spielhagen. 2 v.

VG5-AU3 Bascle de Lagrèze, G. Henri iv, vie privée, détails inédits. 8FB-B29

"Ce travail est fort curieux. A l'aide des papiers de la Chambre des Comtes de Pau qui réglait les recettes et les dépenses ordinaires et extraordinaires du roi de Na. varre, l'habile et heureux chercheur a restitué mille dé. tails piquants de la vie du bon Henri."- G. de Bremond d'Ars in Polybiblion, Jan.

La Navarre française. 2 v.

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"This is one of the books which we rarely receive except from France-works which present the results of conscientious research, clearly and systematically arranged, with due attention to literary form. Tireless investigation among mouldy archives and dusty manuscripts has not dulled the animation of the writer, and his book is fresh not only in material, but in manner." Bean, H. M. The widow Wyse. VB37 Beard, J. M. K. K. K. sketches, humorous and didactic, treating the more important events of the Ku-Klux-Klan movement in the South; with a discussion of the causes which gave rise to it, etc. 1877. 968 B38 Becker, G: F. Geology of the Comstock Lode and the Washoe District. 1882. Birrell, A. Obiter dicta.

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Contents. Carlyle. - On the alleged obscurity of Mr. Browning's poetry. Truth-hunting. - Actors. — A rogue's memoirs. The via media. - Falstaff.

"Mr. Birrell is not the author of the whole of the ad. mirable little volume, 'Obiter Dicta,' which we reviewed last week. Mr. George H. Radford, we hear, wrote the amusing essay on Falstaff of which we spoke so favour. ably, and whose quiz of Gervinus has rejoiced the soul of many lovers of Shakspere."- Academy, Sept. 6.

"This brilliant and thought-compelling little book is rendered pleasantly appetising with condiments; but it has substance as well as savour. The essays entitled 'Truth Hunting,' and 'The Via Media' are full of matter, and are none the worse for inciting us to frequent inward argument with the writer. The essay on, or rather the biography of, Falstaff would have delighted the soul of Charles Lamb; indeed, we do not think Elia would have been ashamed of it had it been his own." J. A. Noble in the Academy, Aug. 30.

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Boswell, J. Life of S: Johnson; with the Journal of a tour to the Hebrides. New ed., with notes, etc., by A. Napier. 4 v. 5E-J635B3 Branagan, T: Flowers of literature. New ed., added, the constitution of the United States. 1810.

Bright, Rt. Hon. J: Public letters; coll. and ed. by H. J. Leech. EAEH-B76 "Brevity is not one of their least attractive qualities. Mr. John Bright may be intolerant; he may even sometimes be mistaken, but he is never dull. That unpardonable offence he has never committed, and those who can appreciate manly sentiments uttered in manly English should study these letters." - J. G: Minchin in the Academy, Apr. 25.

Blake, S. J. The care of infants; a manual for mothers and nurses.

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"They bear the impress of the thought of a particular mind, and of a mind which when devoted to the things of art is generally comprehensive in its working - and is nearly always tolerant, and is endowed, moreover, with the fascination of subtlety. Into the artistic problems which he takes up, Mr. Carr is wont to enquire curiously, and to enquire with ingenuity. From the conclusions at which he arrives it may be possible sometimes, to dissent with great heartiness, yet it is dif ficult, as one reads the fluent and gentle advocacy, not to be sensible of the persuasiveness which tips the advocate's tongue." - F: Wedmore in the Academy, Apr. 25.

Case, J. La petit Zette. 3e éd.
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Channing, W: H: Life of W: Ellery Channing.
Centenary memorial ed. 1882. 62-c366c2
Colton, Rev. C. Thoughts on the religious state of
the country; with reasons for preferring
Episcopacy. 1836.

Combe, A. The physiology of digestion considered with relation to the principles of dietetics. 1836.

Conrad, Dr. J. The German universities for the

last fifty years; tr. by J: Hutchison, and pref. by J. Bryce. DUG-C76 "Dr. Conrad is a reliable authority in his own chosen province of statistics; and on the rare occasions when he indulges in digressions into the general subject, his remarks are so instructive that many readers will regret that his book was not projected on a more comprehensive plan as the bare statistics of education leave much untold which the reader desires to know. The translator, who has done his special work well, has added a number of excellent notes on education in Germany, which make the author's statistics more intelligible. A preface by Mr. Bryce, in which he succinctly enumerates the present problems of English University reform, and points out in what respect the experience of Ger. many is fitted to help towards their solution." - Spectator, Apr. 11.

Cooke, J: E. My Lady Pokahontas; a true relation of Virginia; writ by Anas Todkill, puritan and pilgrim. Vc773MY "To say that the author has not fully succeeded in an archaic style, is but another way of saying no one has, unless it were Thackeray. It makes but little difference, since the manner throughout is so agreeable, and the handling now and then shows so true a poetic touch."Nation, Mar. 26.

"A book may have an amount of brazen pretention and historical untruthfulness which entitles it to mention and comment; and this one seems to come within that description. It was rash in him to attempt to imitate the English style of the early part of the 17th century, when he has no conception of the vocabulary and style of the period. The story of Pocahontas saving the life of Captain John Smith, modern historical fact has shown to be a myth. Virginians, however, shut their eyes to all evidence on the subject.". -W: F: Poole in the Dial, Apr.

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Cowtan, C: W. Services of the 10th (National Zouaves) in the war of lion. 1882. Curtis, C: B.

Cooper, J. F. Excursions in Switzerland. 1836.

AK-C78 N. Y. Vol. the rebel954N4 c83 Velasquez and Murillo; a descriptive and historical catalogue of [their] works,

etc. 1883.

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"The compiler of this very complete and admirably arranged catalogue deserves the thanks of all students of It is not only a catalogue of pictures, but contains biographical notes and sketches of the two great painters and their followers, as well as a bibliography." Cosmo Monkhouse in the Academy, Oct. 13.

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Dornblaser, T. F. Sabre strokes of the Penn.
Dragoons in the war of 1861-65. 954P.D73
Dostoievski, T. Crime et châtiment; tr. du russe
par V. Derély. 2 v.
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"Le célèbre roman de Dostoievski, publié en 1866, produisit en Russie une impression tefle, que des lecteurs ne purent l'achever; ils en devenaient malades. Le livre donne le cauchemar même à un étranger; il n'est pas surprenant qu'il ait fait mal à ceux qui y reconnurent une page de psychologie nationale. L'histoire de l'infortuné Raskolnikof était l'histoire de la meilleure partie de la jeunesse russe vers le milieu du siècle. Il a laissé une œuvre assez nombreuse, dont la tristesse n'a jamais été surpassée dans la littérature d'aucun pays." -Arvede Barine in Rev. pol. et lit., 27 déc.

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Dubois-Crancé, E. L: A. Analyse de la Révolution Française depuis l'ouverture des 'Etatsgénéraux jusqu'au 6 brumaire an Iv; ouvrage posthume publié par Th. Jung. 8FG D85 "Dubois-Crancé a deux titres au souvenir de l'histoire; en premier lieu, il a, dès le commencement de la Révolution, soutenu l'avis que l'armée devait se confondre avec la nation, que tout citoyen devait être soldat et tout soldat citoyen; il a, dès qu'il en a eu les moyens, travaillé à la réforme des bureaux et de l'administration de la guerre de sorte qu'en une certaine mesure il a préparé l'armée avec laquelle Bonaparte a vaincu en Egypte et en Italie. En second lieu, sa conduite au fameux siège de Lyon en 1793 lui fait honneur."- Rev. pol. et lit., 7 mars.

Ellis, F., and Evans, S: History of Lancaster Co., Penn.; with biog sketches. 1883. 969122+EL

Fénelon, F. de S. de S. Selections from [his] writings; with memoir; by a lady. 3d ed. rev. and enl. 1831. 5F.F354s Galibert, L. Histoire de la république de Venise. 1854. 81Zv55+G13 Gallenga, A. (pseud. L. Mariotti). The Blackgown papers. 1846. 2 v. VM33 Gambier, J. E. A guide to the study of moral evidence; with notes by J. A. Warne; pref. an essay on moral reasoning, by W: Hague.

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History of Kirkland, N. Y. 967K63.G Groser, W: H. The young teacher; an elementary handbook of Sunday school instruction. (Normal studies for S. S. teachers.) Hallock, G. History of the South Congregational Church, New Haven, 1852-65.

Hare, A: J: C. Studies in Russia.

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"If Mr. Hare could see no beauties in the face of Russian nature, he fully appreciated the interest which attaches itself to the churches and monasteries, the historical monuments, and the collections of antiquities and works of art which Russia possesses. All these he visited diligently, and he has written excellent accounts of what he saw."- Athenæum, Apr. 25.

Harris, E: D. Genealogical record of Daniel Pond

and his descendants. 1873.

65-9YP77 Harris, W: History of the Radical party in Parliament. 8EG3-1H24

"Less a history than a chronicle, setting forth with great care and with commendable freedom from bias the struggles of political reformers in and out of Parliament during rather more than a century; and Mr. Harris has taken more pains to present a concise epitome of facts, in strict order of time, than to offer a comprehensive review of the facts, and to emphasize the moral conveyed by them." Athenæum, Feb. 21. Howard, R. L. History of the 124th Regt. Illinois Infantry Vol., otherwise known as the "Hundred and Two Dozen," Aug. 1862 to Aug. 1865. 1880. 954IL-H83 My ducats and my daughter. 3 v. Vн916M "The style is sufficiently lively to keep the reader wide awake, and even betrays a tendency to strain after epigram not altogether without a measure of success. The more finished characters are carefully and consistently drawn. - Saturday rev., July 12.

Hunter, H., and Whyte, W.

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Hurault, P., comte de Cheverny. Mémoires d'estat; ensemble la genéalogie de la maison des Hvravlts. 1636. :8F9S-H93

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Hyndman, Capt. W: History of a cavalry company; a complete record of Co. A, 4th Penn. Cav. 1870. 954P H99 Ideville, H: d'. Les petits côtés de l'histoire; notes intimes et documents inédits, 1870-84.

VF3 ID2 Irving, W. Legends of the conquest of Spain. 1835. 8HX2-1R8 Knyff, A. de. Catalogue de 44 tableaux, études et esquisses. [1876.]

Leslie, Rev. R. J. Life and writings of Charles Leslie, M. A., non-juring divine. 5DU L56 "When a clergyman engaged in the regular duties of a remote country parish' undertakes to produce a book, that book is usually from three to four times too long. When he writes, as in the present instance from a feeling of 'pietas' the risk of irrelevancy becomes a certainty. When finally the author is, if we may judge from the general tone of his opinions, still praying for Queen Anne, as was reported to be the case not long ago with the inhabitants of Buttermere, we should be unreasonable if we were looking for anything approaching to sober judgment on the characters of men.". Athenæum, Feb. 28.

Mc Donald, J: Secrets of the great whiskey ring; an exposure of the whiskey frauds culminating in 1875. 1880. 955 M14 Madden, R: R. The Turkish empire in its relations with Christianity and civilization. 8N-M26

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Marshall, A. O. Army life; from a soldier's journal; incidents, etc., of a Union soldier's army life in camp and field, 1861-64. 2d ed.

9541 M35 Martineau, Rev. J. Types of ethical theory. 2 v. (Clarendon press ser.) 1M-4M36 "When we bear in mind that it is the habit of the day to look on obscurity as of the essence of philosophy, Dr. Martineau's style may be regarded as fairly lucid, and though he is not very systematic writer, he is always readable, and sometimes even eloquent. His main object is to advance and defend these two theses, the infallibility of Conscience,' and the ultimate indentification of ethics with religion. ... His own theory or school, which he baptises with the curious and original name Idio-psychological' appears to include in addition to the author, two writers who in many respects are widely different, so different, indeed, that it seems difficult to bring them under the same category, Butler and Kant. ... Surely, the conduct of life would be a much easier matter than it is if we could always act, to our satisfaction, on so simple a rule as that which Dr. Martineau proposes. And if society at large were to agree to act uniformly in strict accordance with this graduated scale of excellence among motives, it occurs to me to ask how long would it continue to subsist? No one can rise from Dr. Martineau's work without an admiration for the author's character, and many will derive from it additional impulses to right conduct. But it is, I think, its hortatory and edificatory, rather than its scientific or historical value which is most likely to commend it." - T: Fowler in the Academy, Apr. 25.

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Millington, J. "Fining down" on natural principles without banting.

"Explains a sytem, novel and yet not new, by which the bulkiest person may, without derangement, distress, or inconvenience, be reduced in bulk and restored to the conditions of health and activity. The editor of 'Truth' refers all his fat correspondents to this little 'brochure.' Fined down? why, he's now as thin and strong as one of those spider bicycles you see about, and he goes as well, too!""

Mitchel, M., and Osborn, J. H. Geographical and

sin. 1856.

statistical history of the county of Winnebago, etc.; pref., a general view of Wiscon973w73.M Modest plea for an equal common-wealth against monarchy; also, an apology for younger brothers, etc. 1659. EAEA M72 Napier, R. Johnsoniana; anecdotes of S: Johnson, LL.D., by Mrs. Piozzi, R: Cumberland, Bp. Percy, etc.; with the diary of Dr. Campbell, and extracts from that of Mme. D'Arblay. 1884. 5E-J635вN Napoleon 1. Correspondance avec le comte Carnot pendant les Cent Jours. 1819. 8FHV-N16 Pickell, J: A new chapter in the early life of Washington, in connection with the narrative history of the Potomac Co. 1856. Poggio Bracciolini, G. F. Opera collatione emendatorum exemplarium recognita. [1538.] VJY/P75 Potter, E. A hairdresser's experience in high life. :65 P85 Raymond, G: L. Colony ballads. 1877. woP R21C Redford, R. A. Primer of Christian evidence. (Normal studies for S. S. teachers.) Rodgers, R. N. Epitome 37th Regt. N. J. Vol.

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