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Mary Grover, or, The Trusting Wife; a Do- | Casar's Commentaries on the Gallic War, with

mestic Temperance Tale. By CHARLES English Noles, fc. By Rev. J. A. SPENCER. BURDETT, author of " Arthur Martin,” &c. New York: D. Appleton & Co. 1848. Harper & Brothers. 1848.

The notes to this edition explain everything, Mr. Burdett, who has been many years con and almost disprove the old saying that there is nected as a reporier with the Courier and “ no royal road to learning.” The boy who, Enquirer newspaper, writes with great facility with such helps, does not take readily to his and general good taste. His stories are quite Latin, should never be sent to college. Mr. popular with the class for whom they are de- Spencer is favorably known as a classic editor signed, and they tend to promote good habits | by his late edition of the Greek Testament. and good feeling. It is very creditable to their author to be able to produce so many pleasing works of fancy after so long an experience of the soul-consuming drudgery of reporting. Modern Painters. By A GRADUATE OF OX

Part III. First American, from the third London Edition. John Wiley, 161

Broadway, New York. History of England, from the Invasion of Julius

Casar to the reign of Victoria. By Mrs. This third part of the Modern Painters comMARKHAM. A New Edition, revised and pletes the reprint of one of the most agreeable enlarged, with Questions, adapted to Schools and elegant, one of the most brilliant and faulty in the United States. By Eliza Robbins, works of modern genius. The style is Coleauthor of “ American Popular Lessons,” &c. ridgeian, full

, abounding in long words and New York: Appleton & Co. 1848. long periods, but elevated, harmonious, and full

of fine and original turns of expression. This This is probably the best school history of part contains the author's philosophical views England that has been written. It is very of art, and is a work to be read with profit popular at home, and will be here, wherever rather by the scholar and man of letters, than English history is made a branch of common the practical artist. We enjoy it not as a comschool education. It has also the merit of being plete or scientific treatise of æsthetics, but ag very interesting as a book for juvenile readers. popular and eloquent exposition of the im.

aginative view of art, not only in its aim and
scope but in its principles, and the faculties of

mind that create it. A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, comprising

Recollections, Sketches, and Reflections, made
during a Tour in the East. By ALPHONSE
DE LAMARTINE, Member, &c. New York : Engraved Portrait of Hon. Henry Clay in his
Appleton & Co. 1848.

71st year. Published by E. ANTHONY, 205

Broadway, New York. Of course we shall not hazard our prophetic reputation by predicting for this republication This admirable work, executed by Mr. Ritchie a "ready sale." With many who have never of this city, whose exquisite handiwork adds seen it however, and who know its author only elegance to our own pages, is by far the best through the general praises of him with which and most agreeable representation of Mr. Clay the press has lately teemed, we may compro that we have yet seen. A sight of it lessens mise their good opinion of our taste, in saying all other prints of him in estimation. The fire that we would not read the book all through, of the eye is truly given. It represents the for something considerable—ten thousand dol- venerable statesman wearing his noblest exlars perhaps. It reminds us of what the old pression. The design of the whole is in per. trapper in Bryant's California calls the bacon fect taste, and is worthy of the most celebrated and bread and milk of the emigrants; it is engravers. “mushy stuff.”

Mr. Clay, for a copy sent him by Mr. An

ment :

thony, returned the following acknowledge of those gentlemen whose lives are given, will

of itself secure it a wide circulation. ASHLAND, 17th June, 1848. Dear Sir :- I have been requested by Mrs. Clay to say that she has received yonr note, with the portrait of myself which accompanies The Planetary and Stellar Worlds. A popular it; and to express her thanks and obligations exposition of the great discoveries and theories for it. She regards it as an excellent likeness. of Modern Astronomy. In a series of Ten

Allow me to add an expression also of my Lectures. By O. M. MITCHELL, A.M., acknowledgments, and my entire concurrence Director of the Cincinnati Observatory. New in her judgment as to the accuracy and fidelity York: Baker & Scribner. 1848. of the portrait.

I am afraid that a recent event may diminish Many of our readers in this city, and in Bos. the remuneration which you anticipated from ton and New Orleans, who attended Mr. Mitchthe sale of this portrait; but at all events I ell's lectures when he visited those places, will tender to you my ardent wishes for your success be glad to see them presented in the form of a and prosperity, in all respects.

volume. They are full of interest and inforI am, truly,

mation respecting the most sublime of all sciYour obedient servant, ences, and will be found to abound less in

H. CLAY. conjecture and rhetorical display than most Mr. EDWARD ANTHONY,

popular works of a similar character. The pre205 Broadway, N. Y.

face, in which the author details the circumstances which led him to prepare them, in connection with the history of the Cincinnati

Observatory, is highly interesting, and is given History of the United States of America, de- in that clear unpretending manner which be

signed for Schools. By EGBERT GUERNSEY, longs to a true scholar. Mr. Mitchell is an A.M. Second edition. New York: Cady enthusiast in his science, as one must needs be & Burgess. 1848.

who would devote himself to its cultivation suc

cessfully—one of the few in that department of The events and dates in this little volume are whom our country has real reason to be proud. given with general correctness, and though it is not altogether free from irrelevant matter, the circumstance of its having reached a second edition, is a gratifying evidence of its fa- A First Book in Spanish; or a Practical Invorable reception by the public.

troduction to the study of the Spanish Language : containing full Instructions in

pronunciation, fc., c. By JOSEPH SALKELD,

A.M., author of a Compendium of Classical History of Congress, biographical and Politi

Antiquities. New York: Harper & Brothers. cal : comprising Memoirs of Members of the

1848. Congress of the United States, drawn from authentic sources; embracing the prominent events of their lives, and their connection with

This appears to be a book well adapted to the political history of the times. By HENRY its purpose. The Spanish is the most easy of G. WHEELER. Illustrated by numerous Steel all the European languages, and may almost be Portraits, and facsimile Autographs. New learned from book alone. A knowledge of it is York: Harper & Brothers. 1848. becoming every year more necessary to an

American citizen. Even now it is much in The author of this work has been long a re use among the numerous and highly respectable porter in the House, and thus possesses pecu- class of returned volunteer officers who disliar advantages for the publication of such a tinguished themselves in the late conflicts in work. The book is well executed and very Mexico; and the war has also given birth to a readable ; the incidents in the lives of the gen- great many dispatches and writings of all sorts, tlemen whose biographies are given are proba- for a ready comprehension of which a familiaribly in general reliable, they being collected and ty with the Spanish is requisite. It is possible prepared, as it were, under their own eyes. that a few years may see Spanish representaSome of the portraits are extremely well done. tives sitting in the House from new States Among the principal biographies we notice sliced out of Chihuahua, Durango, and Querethose of Hon. J. R. Ingersoll

, Washington taro; and an acquaintance with Spanish may Hunt, R. C. Winthrop, and Charles Hudson. then become very necessary to our public The author proposes to continue the work by men, to enable them to sustain our free instituthe publication of other succeeding volumes, tions under the demoralizing influence of New prepared in a similar manner. The patronage Mexican ideas of civilization.


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Letters from Italy, the Alps, and the Rhine. By | heart, considering that the battle, in spite of

J. T. HEADLEY. New and Revised Edition, appearances, was already won." (with a good portrait of the author.) New During the battle of Resaca, Corporal FarYork: Baker & Scribner.

rel of the Fourth Infantry came with only ten

men to Lieut. Hays, of the same regiment, ex. We can only say of these Letters, that when claiming, Lieutenant, if we had but an officer they first appeared, we read them with delight to lead us, we would tame that piece,' at the Mr. Headley’s free and glowing imagination same time pointing to one that was destroying appears in none of his writings to better ad numbers of our men. You shall not say that vantage than these. His descriptions of Alpine you had no officer to lead you—follow me! scenery, and of the impressions of foreign was the reply from Hayes. They dashed manners and historic associations, are certainly forward, stormed the battery, and carried it.” brilliant and delightful; and he has as great power of holding the attention, as any modern writer with whom we are acquainted.


Besides those mentioned in our last, the follor. The Taylor Anecdote Book. Anecdotes of ing additional errors (some of which have been Zachary Taylor, and the Mexican War. By occasioned by the indistinctness of the original TOM Owen, the Bee-Hunter. Together words by the author,) occur in the artitle on the

manuscript, others are alterations made afterwith a brief Life of General Taylor, and his

“Adventures and Conquests of the Normans in Letters. Illustrated with Engravings. D. Italy during the Dark Åges,” in our number for Appleton & Co. New York : 1848.

June. The title of this book is enough to attract Page 616, for Ralph read Rolph. readers, and we can assuré our readers they

Ralph read Rolph.

619, " Fuleo read Fulko. will find it richly worth the purchase. After

620, " Cotentin read Coutances. they have read the capital anecdotes of the war,

Budolphus read Rudolphus. of which there is a large assortment, let them

623, “ Betena read Bebena. peruse the letters of the General himself, and

623, Giannono read Giannone. consider the virtue of honesty, and whether it

623, “ Jerard read Gerhard. would do the country any material harm to

625, Kalayers read Kaloyers. have an honest man for President! Only one

625, King Trode read King Frode. will do: a single four years' interruption of

beg read be at. the dynasty will put such life into the nation

627, Jiaretta read Giaretta. that it will go on of itself almost for a long


1071 read 1061. time afterward.

628, “ Trainæ read Traina. The following are some of the anecdotes in

629, “ Läuderverwaltung read Länderthis book; we take them at random :

verwaltung “In the early part of the action of the 23d,

Chaligate read Khalifate.

629, " Rev. Italic read Rer. Italicar. when the enemy had succeeded in turning the

629, • Maratori read Muratori. left wing of our little army, and secured a

629, “ accipitrium read accipitrum. seeming advantageous position in rear of our

630, “ Vareblanc read Vaublanc. line, at the base of the mountain; when a por

630, aufugiant read aufugiunt. lion of our troops, overpowered by the supe

630, “ Cotentin read Coutances. riority of numbers, were forced to retire in hot

630, Estrap read Estrup. haste;' when, indeed, the fortunes of the day

630, Genita read Geniti. seemed extremely problematical, to every one 631, perderat read præerat. save the indomitable and self-poised old hero,


Gyrant to dama read Gyrart lo an officer of high rank rode up to General

clama. Taylor, and announced the temporary success

631, “ vetare read velare. of the enemy, and expressed his fears for the


“ Danmartes read Danmarks. success of our army.

631, “ Matthai Taris read Matthei Paris “Old Rough and Beady's reply was perfectly

631, præstolibantur read præstole

bantur. characteristic of the man. • Sir,' said he, ‘so

631, singules read singulis. long as we have thirty muskets, we can never be conquered!

631, “ Tyen read Fyen. If those troops who have


« Normanii read Normanni, abandoned their position, can be rallied and

631, “ officiatur read efficiatur. brought into action again, I will take three

631, “ Falcaud read Falcard. thousand of the enemy prisoners. Had I the

631, “ lors read tors. disposition of the enemy's forces, I would myself 631, “ tribue read trébue. place them just where they are.'

631, “ Chronologio read Chronologica “ The officer resumed his duties with a light 631, " Albufeda read Abulfeda.

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