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Six Months with the Chinese Expedition; or Leaves from a Soldier's Note-Book. By Lord JOCELYN, late Military Secretary to the China Mission.

Nome Sketches and Foreign Recollections. By Lady CHATTERTON, Author of "Rambles in the South of Ireland,' &c. On Heroes, Hero- Worship, and the Heroic in History. Six Lectures, reported, with emendations and additions. By THOMAS CARLYLE. The Neuroland of the Arabs Examined and Explained; or an Inquiry into the Early History and Geography of Central Africa. By 'WILLIAM DESBOROUGH COOLEY.

Compton Audley ; or Hands not Hearts. By Lord WILLIAM LENNOX. In three vols.

My L. By an Ex-Dissenter. EThis is a grave and measured satire against the devotional changes awl worldly squabbles under the guise of religion which are said to obtain amongst the lower class of Dissenters. The work is planned with breadth, and written with a spirit of sly and quiet humour, not exaggerated in the worldly parts, and rather selected than exaggerated in some of the religions episodes— as that of Mr. PALMER'S ministry at Bethel Chapel. It has also touches of pathos—as in the death of Mr. SEYMOUR, the parish rector : but the best of the whole is the history of the dissent of the autobiographer's grandfather. He had left the Church in dudgeon, as he was not appointed Churchwarden; but being unversed in theology, was unable to answer, when asked by his friends what sect of Dissenters he intended to join, and so heard all the neigh- bouring sectaries as they called upon him in succession.] Tim Book Without a Name. By Sir T. CHARLES and Lady MORGAN. In 2 vols.

[A selection of papers by Sir CHARLES and Lady MoecAst, from their various articles in various periodicals, with the addition of a few unpublished lucubra- tions of a similar sort. Though rather eked out by the word-playing which magazine-writers are apt to indulge in, the collection is readable and pleasant, but does not require further notice.] Illustrations of the Tragedies of lEscleglus and Sophocles, from the Greek, Latin, and English Poets ; with an Introductory Essay. By J. F. BOYES, M. A., St. John's College, Oxford. [A collection of passages from English and Latin poets, whose expression or style bears some resemblance to passages in the two earliest Greek tragedians. The object of Mr. BOXES is not always to infer plagiarism, but to adduce the fact of coincidence of thought, and therefore of expression, where the situation of the poetical persons was similar. Sometimes, however, his selection is not so much curious, as commonplace: for example, in the quotation from SCOTT, (who could not, according to LOCKHART, spell common words in the Greek character,)

" Above the gloomy portal arch, The warder kept his guard. Still humming Salle paced along. Some aucient Border gathering song." The introduction to the Illustrations is a piece of sensible criticism, taking a

beiefsurvey of the scholarship of English poets, from CnAncan to SHELLEY.] Tentamina ./E'schylea; or an attempt to restore some passages in ./Eschylus. The Rime of the New-made Baccakre. In seven parts. The Poetical Works of Elizah Ridings.

Natural Philosophy; adapted for self-instruction and use in schools. Book First, Pneumatics: containing an analysis of the mechanical properties of sUrial fluids; with a description of pneumatic machines, and an ac- count of the applications of the principles of pneumatics to the arts, and to the explanation of the phamomena of nature. By Hen° REID, Teacher of lsr atural Philosophy in the High School of Liverpool, fcc. Illustrated by seventy engravings on wood. L This volume cobtains a compendious view of the philosophy of pneumatics,

arranged under four principal divisions,—the laws of the subject ; their illustra- tion by a variety of easy, convincing, and amusing experiments ; the practical application of the principles of pneumatics, with some account of the history of thc subject and of the natural phtenomena which illustrate it,—as respiration, ventilation. The experiments are well explained by diagrams and cuts, and the text written with that comprehensive clearness which distinguishes the scienti- fic productions of Dr. Rem.]

The First Borth of Botany : being a plain and brief introduction to that science, for schools and young persons. By Mrs. LOUDON, Author of " Instructions in Gardening," &c. Illustrated with thirty wood-en- gravings. [A very plain and pithy coup-d'ceil of the leading outlines of botany ; giving those things, and those things only, which are necessary to be known by the beginner. In the compass of little more than fifty pocket-pages, we have a general view of the parts of plants, their natural divisions, and their botanical classification ; whilst an index serves the purpose of a dictionary, defining every scientific word used in the little book, whilst it refers the reader to the page.]

Schmidt's Synoptical Table of the German Grammar.

Sermons, by the Rev. George Goodenough Lynn, M.A., Minister of St. John's Chapel, Hampton Wick.

EA series of plain, practical, and well-reasoned sermons, preached at Hampton Wick, and published by desire of the congregation, and with the laudable object of contributing to the funds for erecting a school.]

The Jubilee Memorial: being the Sermons, Meetings, Presentations, and full account of the Jubilee commemorating the Reverend William Jay's fifty years' ministry at Argyle Chapel, Bath. [WILLIAM JAY. the friend of ROBERT HALL, bad been the minister of

Argyle Chapel, Bath, for fifty years on the 30th January 1841. On this oc- casion, a religious and festive jubilee was held by his congregation, and his

friends of all denominations; sermons were preached, speeches made, and a silver salver, with a purse containing 650/., presented to the venerable pastor; all which savings and doings are fully chronicled in the little volume before us.] The Rights of the Poor and Christian Almsgiving Vindicated; or the state and character of the poor, and the conduct and duties of the rich, exhi- bited and illustrated. By S. R. BOSANQUET, Esq.

A Summer's They at Windsor, and a Visit to Eton. By EDWARD JESSE, Surveyor of her Majesty's Parks and Palaces, Author of " Gleanings in Natural History," &c. With Illustrations.

[A popular account of Windsor Castle, designed as a guide-book for visiters to such parts of it as are shown ; giving a sketch of its history and the altera- tions made by successive Sovereigns, a description of the several features of in-

terest in the pile itself and the surrounding scenery, and a catalogue raisonn6e of the pictures. Mr. JESSE is an intelligent cieerone, notwithstanding his

sentimental twaddle and loyal adulation, which partake too much of the prattle

of a housekeeper showing an old family mansion : such comparisons as those of GEORGE the Fourth to AUGUSTUS and Sir JEFFRY WYATVILLE to WIL- LIAM of Wykeliant, which last is fondly repeated, only raise a smile; but the reader, finding the character of the new improvements questioned in one place and justified in another, will naturally doubt the judgment of the critic.

The etchings and wood-cuts mostly illustrate points of detail : a few general views would be a desirable addition. They are very beautifully executed, and include a plan of the Castle, and some interiors by Mr. &saw.]

London Assurance; a Comedy, in five acts. By Dicta. L. BOUR- CICAULT.

[We have looked no further than the characteristic preface, in which the author—who assumed the name of LEE MORETON for the nonce—frankly avows that his play "was made to order, on the shortest possible notice," and pleads haste as an excuse for its defects. Instead of criticizing his own work, as is the fashion of some dramatists, he eulogizes the actors and the manage- ment.]


London, No. I. [A new serial or periodical, projected by Mr. KNIGHT; and containing in its matter a great deal of antiquarian knowledge, and in its manner something of the pleasant vivacity and the power of rendering minute things interesting, which distinguish the style of LEIGH HUNT. The work is published weekly, and its contents are devoted to London; but in no set or formal mode. "It will neither be a 'survey' of London nor a I history' of London. Its ar- rangement will neither be topographical nor chronological. It will not travel I with tedious steps and slow' from Portsoken Ward to Westminster. Nor will it, in point of fact, be ambitious of any classification."

The subject of the first number is the "silent highway," that is the Thames ; the history of whose waters and banks, or rather of what those waters and banks have borne and witnessed, is rapidly run over, from the days when royalty travelled on the water in its barge and every noble had his boat, down to this age of iron steamers. The subject is richly illustrated by the finest wood-cuts, for the most part representing real objects, present as well as past.]

History of Napoleon, Part XXVI.


Quarterly Review, No. CXXXIV. Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, NOS. XCIX. and CI. Floricultural Magazine, March 1841.


The Illustrated Shakspere, Part XXII.

Sibson's Illustrations of Master Humphrey's Clock, No. X.


A Lecture on Mental Improvement. By WILLIAM FREDERICK BARLOW, M.R.C.S.

Observations on the Best Means of Propelling Ships. By ALEXANDER S. BYRNE, Member of the National Institution, Washington. Copyright in Designs Printed upon Woven Fabrics. The Impolicy and Peril of extending the existing Copyright. By WILLIAM Ross, one of the Witnesses examined by the Select Committee on Copyright in Designs. Victoria ; a Political Poem. By RICHARD WEMYSS. On the Want of Remedial Treatment for the Poor of Unsound Mind is England, and on the Proposal to Confine them in Wards of Workhouses. Southampton and its Comntercial Prospects. The Penalty of Death Retained for Cruel Atrocities. Part the First— The Divine Sanction. By a British Subject. -Documents and Statements respecting the Sulphur Monopoly; constituting

grounds for Parliamentary inquiry into the conduct of the Foreign Secretary.

Report on the State of Parochial Education in the Diocese of Salisbury, addressed to the Right Reverend the Lord Bishop of the Diocese. By the Reverend EDWARD FLIELD, M.A., Inspector of National Schools. Second edition.

Paris; a Satire. By Anglo-Juvenal. A Letter to the Clergy of Various Denominations, and to the Slare-holding Planters, in the Southern Parts of the United States of America. By


Peel shall Lead Us, and .cl'o Other. Being a Reply to a Pamphlet en- titled "Stanley or Peel-Who shall Lead Us?' Report of the Manchester District Association of Literary and Scientific Institutions; with Observations upon the Plan and Management of Mechanics Institutions, and suggestions for their improvement, adopted at the first Annual Meeting of the Association, held in Manchester lot October 1840. Also, the Reports of the Associated Institutions made to the Committee.