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rhe .etrtists Married Life; being that of Albert Darer. Translated from the German of Leopold Schefer, by Mrs. J. R. Stodart.

South Australia, its Advantages and its Resources. Being a Description of that Colony, and a Manual of Information for Emigrants. By George Blakiston Wilkinson.

Account of Skerryvore Lighthouse; with Notes on the Illumination of Lighthouses. By Allan Stevenson, LL.B., F.R.S.E., &c., Engineer to the Northern Lighthouse Board. Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century. Con- sisting of Authentic Memoirs and Original Letters of Eminent Persons; end intended as a Sequel to the Literary Anecdotes. By John Bowyer Nichols, F.S.A. Volume VII.

My Sister Minnie; a Novel. In three volumes. By Mrs. Mackenzie Anther of " The Poor Cousin," &c.

Man and his Motives. By George Moore, M.D., Member of the Royal Col- lege of Physicians, London, 8c.c.

[Dr. Moore is known by two publications, in which he combined, as it were, metaphysics with physiology; attempting to shoat the inflaence of the mind over the body, the consequent reciprocal connexion of one with the other, and the necessity of attending to both. Man and his Motives the author considers in some sense a completion of his previous works; but it scarcely strikes as in that light. It seems httle more than a series of religions essays on a variety of sub- jects; among which are Immortality, Man in relation to his Maker, the Soul, Love, and .aaelegoue topics; treated in a manner which is more sermonizing than scientific.] Northwood; the Friendship of a Jesuit. [The Jesuit in Northwood is such a one as figured in the older novels, drawn rather from fancy asathe.regions of stage ineledmine than from life. From re- venge, the Jesuit exeites a husband against a wife, and gets her turned out of dens; he employs a gang of robbers to commit burglary, to plunder title-deeds; sad is altogether-such a character as the reader of Mrs. Radcliffe's successors was Emitter with, many years ago. The more level parts of the book are better, but not very renemicable. The writer seems equal to the tale of every -day his, hot nettethe novel,eapecially the novel of incident or passion.] Practical Sermons. By the Reverend W. Ciresley, M,A., Prebendary of Lichfield.

[Thin volume amtains a selection from the productions of the author of seals sermons as seemed "west suitable to the particular times in which we live "; Mr. Gresley thinking, and with truth, that a succession of discourses are required to en - hart to duties in a manner adapted to the age, or to point out the temporary fashion OA its sins take. The nature of the volume is influenced by its objects. There h little absolutely new in its suba;ects or its matter:. some freshness in the made ot urging them, which mode is often drawn from the conversational style of the day. Hence, the manner of the Practical Sermons is living; and some of the dismisses, as that on "Indifferentism," are devoted to what the preachereensiders sins more strongly characteristic of the present age.]

Matutina; Morning Readings, selected and original, chiefly practical, and

adapted to the use of the younger members of the Church of England. By the Reverend George Renaud, MA., late Fellow of C.C.C., Oxford. [Aseries of very short sermons—a sermon in a paragraph—designed for morning perusal on every day in the year. The selected Readings are chiefly from modern authors; Mr. Renaud thinking, rightly, that it is best to come , as closely as possible to the manners and habits of the present day." The topics are varwas mactiml, me-often pithily urged; while the brevity renders weariness impossilik: eas1 inattention inexcusable. Matutina is a desirable companion to the dressing- table.] Letters from,the Highlands; or the Famine of 1817. By Robert Somers. [The greater portion of these letters are reprinted from the North British Dailg gall, where they appeared during the time of the author's tour. They am plainly written.; and describe the appearance of the Highlands, the condition of the people, the character and condect of the proprietors as landlords, and any occurrences of the journey, with truthfulness: but they would be improved by the iefusiou of more spirit and force.] Oaths Cure of Cataract; with a Practical Summary of the best Modes of Operating, Continental and British. By Hugh Neill, Surgeon to the Liverpool Eye and Ear Infirmary. [A professional view of the causes and treatment of cataract, with the best modes of operating according to circumstances, derived from observation and f'veiee writers. la a closing chapter Mr. Neill puts forward a claim as one of the originators of the use of chloroform and ether as means of performing pain- less operations.] &Wary of the Bank of England, its Times and Tiers. By Jahn Francis. In two volumed. Third edition. axe seems to be nothing new in this edition; but the rapidity with vvhieh. a en such a subject has reached a third edition, is a proof of the popular _man- ner ef Mr. Francisrand of the public interest felt on the subject of " the Bank"] The National Cyclopwdia of Useful Knowledge. Volume IV. Gasses-


Zhefearth. volume.ef this work nearly -completes the letter C; which seems to an advance upon the previous volumes as regards approach to completion in

the hunts. mns. We do not, however, trace any loss of fulness. or information. Ile articiesnageography and biography are especially naefuL]

A Catalogue qf Works in all Departments of English Literature, Omni, fied, with an Alphabetical Index. Second edition, corrected to the let January 1848.

[A volume of the volumes not merely published but sold by the great house if Longman and Co.; which-appears to us to embrace almost all books of mark or respectability in present -demand. The arrangement is by classification of :sub- jects; but there is also an alphabetical index.]


The Voice of the People. A Supplement to all Newspapers. 'Published Weekly. of 3d. Nos. I. II. ID. Politics for the People. Weekly. Price Id. Nos. 1. II. [The spirit of change that is abroad has produced various addresses to "the Peo- ple;" with a view to influence them either on one side or the other. The two pe- riodicals before ns challenge attention as much for intrinsic merit as for the quarters whence they emanate. The Voice of the People appears under the auspices of Mr. Charles Knight; and really represents the spirit of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, of which Mr. Knight himself was one of the animating:souls. Politics for the People is published by Mr. Parker; who was the medium of communication between the world and the conductors of the Satur- day Magazine, as he still is between the public and many persons connected with the learned professions, especially divinity. The plan of both publications is somewhat similar. Each deals with cur- rent events and the principles of present politics, but less as matter of nar- rative than of discussion—rather as supplements, and in some cases it may be as correctives to newspapers, than as a newspaper or a substitute for a newspaper. The object of both is "progress with order," and a firm opposition to schemes which may lead to social disorganization mod political anarchy. In spirit they are not opposite, but different ; and we think there is most geniality in the Polities for the People. It show; perhaps, a little awkwardness; bast it has warmth, unction, and a real human eyntosathy; the politics are not those of party, but catholic in spirit, and Liberal, if not at present very defiuite beyond an extension of the suffrage. The Voice has a touch of the old tone it is a voice of wisdom. It does not, like old Whiggery, look down upon "the People," as people very well in their way; nor does it advocate government for the People not by the People. 13tit the People are.looked upon as persons to be taught, especially political economy; and the Voice is their teacher. Sound, -well-informed, full of matter, and not unac- quainted with the facts of actual life espeoially among the working classes--bat rather dog,inatic in tone, somewhat encyclopmdic in manner, and perhaps with; a shade too much of the political economist engrafted upon the commissioner of in- quiry. Both, however, are able and informing works, at a price that, we imagine, can only pay for material expenses; and both, great and refreshing contrasts to the twaddle of excellent Mrs. Hannah More, the foolish though often malicious hum- bug of the "Tracts for Distribution," or the impudent semi-official misrepresenta- tion and cajolery of the Anti-Cobbett class, by which a wish for progress was formerly met. Both, however, might be better for a little more variety in sub- jects, and a more popular mode of treatment.]