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FOREIGN LITERATURE, SCIENCE, AND ART.
OLD SERIES, COMPLETE IN LXIII. VOLS.
JANUARY, 1844, TO DECEMBER, 1864.
NEW SERIES, VOL. VI.
JULY TO DECEMBER, 1867.
W. H. BIDWELL, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
Abkhasian, The Insurrection of, August,
1 22 | American Literature, Characteristics of, . 186
Hebrew Poetry, ..
land, . . : :
: . ; R. ...,.
Rogers, Samuel, A Memory of, ..
Salmon Ponds, The Magic, ... in 374
Sentiment and Philanthropy,.. .. 408
316 upon the Characters in,
304 Social Aspect, The, of German Protestant-
ism, . .. ..
Sublime, The Symbolism of,. .
Blamelukes, The Massacre of the,. 668
37 Taylor, Bayard, .. .. .ii
676 The Bengal Famine of 1866, .. . , 69
The Destiny of Leon Grenier,.. . . 159
The Last Amati,
313 The “Last Supper” of Leonardo Da
Vinci, .. .. ..
On le Correlation of Home in its Bearings on
. . 571 War a Progress,
need never feel ashamed to say where we THE WORKS OF MRS. GASKELL.*
have been—a comfortable consciousness
that does not remain with us after the “QUAND une lecture vous êlève l'es- perusal of certain younger authors, who prit, et qu'elle vous inspire des sentiments yet set up for moralists. She is never nobles et courageux, ne cherchez pas afraid of degrading her subject by homeune autre règle pour juger de l'ouvrage; ly details, and on whatever she touches il est bon, et fait de main d'ouvrier.” she leaves the artist - mark of reality. This dictum of Jean de la Bruyère is pe- Other novel - writers of her generation culiarly applicable to the works of Mrs. have more poetry, more scholarship, more Gaskell, whose too brief literary career grace, eloquence and passion, but in the was closed by death early in the past art of telling a story she has no superior year. It is hardly possible to read a page -perhaps no equal. of her writing without getting some It is nineteen years since Mrs. Gaskell good from it. The style is clear and made her first essay in fiction in “MARY forcible, the tone pure, the matter whole- BARTON,” a tale of Manchester Life, which some. Under her guidance we are al- but yesterday was adapted to the stage ways taken into cleanly company, and under the name of the “ Long Strike,” —
a remarkable testimony to its abiding * 1. Mary Barion: A Tale of Manchester Life. popularity. Novels have been styled 2. North and South.
Week-day Sermons, novelists Week-day 3. Cranford, 4. The Grey Woman, and other Stories,
Preachers, and in more than one of her 5. Round the Sofa.
stories, Mrs. Gaskell takes up the para6. Ruth,
ble of Dives and Lazarus with the avow7. A Dark Night's Work.
ed object of telling one half the world 8. Life of Charlotte Bronté. 9. Sylvia's Lovers.
how the other half lives, that knowledge 10. Cousin Phillis, and other Stories,
may breed sympathy, and sympathy 11. Wives and Daughters.
bring about redress for those sufferings NEW SERIES-VOL. VI. No. 1.