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The Western World; or Travels in the United States in 1846-17: ex hibiting them in their latest development, Social, Political, and Industrial; including a Chapter on California. With a new Map of the United States, showing their recent territorial acquisitions, and a Map of Cali- fornia. By Alexander Mackay, Esq., of the Middle Temple, Barrister-at- law. In three volumes.

A Glance at Revolutionized Italy: a Visit to Messina, and a Tour thread the Kingdom of Naples, the Abruzzi, the Marches of Ancona, Rome, the States of the Church Tuscany, Genoa, Piedmont, &c., in the Summer of 1848. By Charles Idacfarlane, Author of "Constantinople in 1828," &e, In two volumes.

A View of the Art of Colonisation, with present Reference to the British Empire. In Letters between a Statesman and a Colonist. Edited. by (one of the Writers) Edward Gibbon Wakefield.

Six Months' Service in the African Blockade, from April to October 1848, in command of H. M. S. Bonetta. By Commander Forbes, R.N., Author of "Five Years in China."

Hortensius; or the Advocate. An Historical Essay. By William Forsyth, Esq., M.A., Barrister-at-law, late Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. Poems. By Henry Edward Bickersteth, Curate of Bermingham, Norfolk. My Uncle the Curate; a Novel. By the Author of "The Bachelor of the Albany," &c. In three volumes.

fulamerk; a Tale of the Nestorians. By Mrs. J. B. Webb, Author of "Naomi." In three volumes.

On Infantile Larytagismus; with Observations on Artificial Feeding, as a frequent cause of this complaint, and of other Convulsive Diseases of Infants. By James Reid, M.D., Member of the Royal College of Phy- sicians, London, &c.

Correspondence of Schiller with Korner. Comprising Sketches and Anec- dotes of Goethe, the Sehlegels, Wieland, and other Contemporaries. With Biographical Sketches and Notes, by Leonard Simpson, Esq. In three volumes.

[The opinion we entertain of the value and importance of the correspondence between Sehiller and Horsier, as an accession to German literature, was expressed at the time when it appeared in the original German: of course we were prepared to regard a competent translation as a desirable boon to mere English readers. So far as an adequate knowledge of the German language and skill in the use of the English are concerned, Mr. Simpson has shown himself qualified for-the translator's task. Here and there a deficient acquaintance with the usages and institutions of Germany is betrayed in the misapprehensions of conven- tional terms; as for example, where Kilmer is made to appear as a lecturer, when in reality he was acting as official reporter in a court of law. These blemishes, however, do not occur often, and do not materially detract from the usefulness of the eranslation; for it is as illustrating the formation of character and elucidating principles that the correspondence is important, not as a picture of manners and customs.] Essays on History, Philosophy, and Theology. By Robert Vaughan, D.D. In two volumes.

[These two neat little volumes contain thirteen articles by Dr. Robert Vaughan, of the Independent College near Manchester, reprinted from the British Quarterly Review. Those who hare been in the habit of reading that periodical, will here recognize some of its choicest and most striking papers, on questions relating to the politics or religious feelings of the day, or to those historical subjects that still operate upon opinion, in a form more available for reperasal than in the Review. Those who have not yet read them will enjoy a collection of essays, fall of thought, close in matter, and accomplished in style.] Nine Sermons, preached for the most part in the Chapel of Harrow SchooL By Charles John Vaughan, D.D., Head Master of Harrow School, and late Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.

[In some sense this volume is a continuation of the Sermons Preached in the Chapel of Harrow School; but we think the subjects are better chosen, and that there is an improvement in the mode of enforcing them. The discourses are apt and applicable to the circumstances of the congregation; at the same time they have a breadth and largeness about them, which was not so conspicuous in the former volume.] The 3fiscellaneous Writings of Pascal; consisting of Letters, Essays, Conversations, and Miscellaneous Thoughts. (The greater part heretofore unpublished in this country, and a large portion from original MSS.) Newly translated from the French edition- of M. P. Fenger°. With Intro- duction and Notes. By George Pearce, Esq., Editor and Translator of "The Provincial Letters, with Villemain's Essay," &c. [The edition of M. Faugere was formed upon a careful collation of the original manuscripts of Pascal still preserved in (what was) the Royal Library at Paris; to which he added some productions derived from manuscripts in the possession of an aged recluse living at Clermont, the residence of the Pascal family. A good deal of the volume is fragmentary; but the admirers of Pascal will receive the whole as a desirable completion of his" Provincial Letters."]

The Apostolical Acts and Epistles, from the Peschito, or Ancient Syriac; to which are added, the remaining Epistles' and the Book of Revelation after a later Syrian text. Translated, with Prolegomena and Indices, by J. W. Etheridge, ALA., &c. [This volume completes the translation of the New Testament from the Syriac ver- sion; Mr. Etheridge having published the Gospels in 1846. The body of the book is preceded by a very useful account of the ancient translations of the Scriptures, and by a synopsis of the Epistles.] • Observations on Natural Systems of Botany. By James L. Drummond, M.D., Professor of Anatomy and Physiology in the Royal Belfast Institu- tion, Author of "First Steps to Botany," &c. [An exposition of the difficulties of the natural systems of botany, perhaps it mal be said an attack upon them, on account of the obstacles they oppose to that general pursuit of the science as an accomplishment, which Mr. Drummond thinks was a consequence of the Linnman method.] A Capful of Moonshine; or 'Tis not all Gold that Glitters. By John Mills, Anther of "The Old English Gentleman," &c. [A comic drama, or at least a succession of dialogues and scenes.]

The Haunted Druggist; or Bogy's Speculation. By Buz. With an IntUt! tration by Stangreen, Daub, and Co.

[A brochure parodying Dickens's Haunted Man.] The Year-Book of Facts in Science and Art. By John Timbs, Editor of "The Arcane of Science and Art." Illustrated with Engravings. Waverky Novels. Volumes XXIX. said XXX.—" Peveril of the Peak." Yolumes IL and II.L


Paxton's Magazine of Gamkning and Botany. No. L February.

rThis handsome periodical is intended to contain general and special information tab on the science of botany and the practice of gardening, by men of the first practical eminence. The directions of the text or the descriptions of any new plant will be illustrated by wood-cuts: important new flowers will be present- ed to the eye by coloured plates; two of which, exhibiting three specimens, are ceuitained in the number before us.]


What is to be done for Ireland? By John Ball, Esq., into Assist-

ant Poor-law Commissioner.

Thoughts on the Present State of Ireland. By Viscount Lifford. Remarks on Some Popular Objections to the Present Income-tax. By John Macpherson Macleod. An Examination the "Plain Statement" addressed to the Hon. the Court of Commissioners of Sewers. &e. Railway Management. The Proof! A Third Letter to George Carr Glyn, - Esq., M.P., Chairman of the London and North-western Company. By John Whitehead, of the Stock Exchange, London; Author of "Railway and Government Guarantee," &e.

Sequel to Outlines of Medical Proof By Thomas Mayo, M.D., F.R.S., &c. A Lecture on Colonization, delivered at a Public Meeting at Halstead, Essex, January 12, 1849. By William H. G. Kingston, Esq., one of the Committee of the Society for Promoting Colonization.

A Speech delivered at Swansea, at the Annual Meeting of the Royal British Association for the Advancement of Science. By Thomas William Booker, Esq., High Sheriff of the County of Glamorgan.