PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED. Aim October fit to October 14th.
Hints for Australian Emigrants; with engravings and explanatory de- scriptions of the Water-raising Wheels, and modes of Irrigating Land in Egypt, Syria, South America, &c. By PETER CUNNINGHAM, Sur- geon, R.N., Author of " Two Years in New South Wales," &c. The Student-Life of Germany. By WILLIAM HOWITT, from the un- published MS. of Dr. CORNELIUS. Containing nearly forty of the most famous Student Songs, with the original Music, adapted to the piano- forte by the Herr WINKELMETER. Illustrated with engravings by SARGENT, WOODS, and other eminent artists. The Patrician's Daughter; a Tragedy, in five acts. By J. WESTLAND MARSTON. Fragments of Italy and the Rhineland. By the Reverend T. H. WHITE, M.A. of University College, Oxford, &c. Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians. By GEORGE CATLIN. Vol. IL Philosophical Theories and Philosophical Experience. By a Pariah. [The somewhat affected title of " Pariah " appears to mean that the author is not a man of fashion or of a university, and has had his troubles. The Phi- losophical Theories and Philosophical Experience consists of disquisitions on the soul, the body, and the summum bonum or happiness; the gist of the whole being, that there is a God, and that the doctrines of Christianity embracing the truth, in the same high sense as Athens was called " the city " or the Bible " the book," is an emanation from the Deity. The book is written with abi- lity, and possesses some novelty of manner from the strong exhibition of the author's individuality; but there is nothing new in the positions themselves,
and not much novelty in their mode of presentment.] .
An Inquiry into the Causes and Modes of the Wealth of Individuals ; or the Principles of Trade and Speculation explained. In two parts. By THOMAS CORSET, Esq. [A. kind of treatise on business, classed under the heads of " Trade " and "Speculation." In setting himself up as a species of rival to ADAM SMITH and the Economists, as well as a commentator upon their failures and so forth, the writer undertakes a task to which he is not quite competent. Nor do we see that in practical matters he enunciates any such profound truths as men of business may not discover by their own sagacity, or by talk with the patriarchs of the mart. To " 'prentice hen's" the work may be of some utility ; and it is probably written for the young, as parts of it have a wonderfully juvenile air.] Forbes's East India and Colonial Guide; containing a body of practical information highly important to all parties contemplating a voyage to the East or West Indies, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, &c.
[This little volume contains an introductory chapter on preparing for a sea-
voyage, and providing the outfit for foreign countries; brief commonplace account of the three Indian Presidencies, of Ceylon, th Australian Colonies, the West Indies, and Canada; as well as a list of articles necessary as an out- fit. The experience of the writer appears limited to India, and not to have been of a very varied or extensive character there; nor are its results of any striking value. Hints may be gleaned from his pages, but his best advice per- haps is to have nothing to do with cheap or rather low-priced articles when going to a foreign country—whatever you have, have good of its kind. Re also advises parents not to send young men by the Red Sea route to India; though, now that the communication is made direct to Alexandria, we cannot see why, if expense be not an object. A youth is as likely to run loose at the Cape as in Egypt.
The lists of outfits are said to be the result of experience and careful pre- paration; but we should not have more confidence in them than in the shop- lists of an outfitter. Why, for instance, are the bearded sex to go without razors, tooth-brushes, &c. in Canada, any more than in the West Indies? As we said before, the book may furnish hints, but we should not ourselves implicitly rely upon its specific facts.] The Bride of Messina; a Tragedy, with Choruses. By &Inman. Translated by A. LODGE, Esq., M.A. [A scholar-like translation of a drama of SCHILLER, which besides its in- trinsic merit has the peculiar feature of introducing the ancient choruses upon a theory of the poet's own, though perhaps not a very tenable one—that "the (classical) poets found the chorus in nature, and for that reason employed it. It grew out of the poetical respect of real life. In the new tragedy, it be- comes an organ which aids in making the poetry prominent." For ourselves, however, we must confess that we have no great faith in that art which is not based on nature.] Old Maids; a Comedy, in five acts. By JAMES SHERIDAN KNOWLES, Author of " Virginius," &c. The Demagogue; a Comedy, in five acts. Bulimia and Judy; or, Oh, this Love, this Love, this Love. A aerie- comic-parodi-tragedi-farcical Burlesque, in two acts. By HORACR AMELIUS LLOYD, Esq. Sir Edward Seaward's Narrative of his Shipwreck, and consequent Dis- covery of certain Islands in the Caribbean Sea; with a detail of many. extraordinary and highly-interesting events in his life, from the year 1733 to 1749. As written in his own Diary. Edited by Miss JANE PORTER. Third edition. In two volumes.
[The point in the new edition of this very remarkable book, is the new pre-
face ; in which Miss PORTER reiterates the genuineness of the work, but rather, it strikes us, by implication, than by direct assertion. The argument in favour of the authenticity is a surveying.report from Mr. CoLLErr of the Royal Navy, descriptive of the islands, the scene, or alleged scene of Sir Edward Seaward's adventures, and whose existence had been disputed. We must confess that we are in the same state of mind upon the subject as when we reviewed the first edition, upwards of ten years ago—unable to decide.] A Manual of Perspective; being a familiar explanation of the science, including the rules necessary for the correct representation of objects, the principles of shadows, reflections in water, &c. Adapted more par- ticularly for the use of amateurs. By J. WOOD junior. With name- rous examples. [A. neat, clear, and concise explanation of the leading principles of perspective, as exemplified in familiar scenes and objects ; forming a very serviceable intro- duction to the science, for the class of persons for whose use it is designed.] The English Maiden; her Moral and Domestic Duties. [A series of addresses to young women on a variety of topics, including love, single and married life, and conduct during engagement. They are written in a serious style, and are not devoid of judicious remarks; but the compo- sition is verbose, and the thoughts do not indicate much original reflection or ability.] On the Sufficiency of the Parochial System, without a Poor-rate, for the right Management of the Poor. By THOMAS CHALMERS, D.D., LL.D., &c.
Report in Favour of the Abolition of Capital Punishment, made to the Legislature of the State of New York, 14th April 1841. Advice to the Deaf. The Present State of Aural Surgery ; being the substance of a Lecture delivered at the Royal Dispensary for Diseases of the Ear. By JOHN HARRISON Cuaxis, Esq., Aurist to the late King, &c. Second edition. The Parliamentary Pocket Companion for 1841; (9th year;) third edition, including the New Ministry, the New Peers, the New Parliament, &c. By CHARLES R. DODD, Esq., Author of " The Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage," &c.
Discourses and Dissertations on the Scriptural Doctrines of Atonement and Sacrifice; and on the principal arguments advanced and the mode of reasoning employed by the opponents of those doctrines as held by the Established Church : with an Appendix, containing some strictures on Mr. Belsham's Account of the Unitarian Scheme, in his review of Mr. Wilberforce's Treatise. By the late Most Reverend WILLIAM MAGEE, D.D., Archbishop of Dublin. (Christian Literature.) [The first example we have met with of a modern theological work reprinted in a cheap edition ; and Archbishop Maces's Dissertation on Atonement and Sacrifice has to many readers the further attraction of the author's political celebrity.] Brayley's Topographical History of Surrey, Part XL Knight's Store of Knowledge, Part IV. The Christian Traveller, Part IIL—" Western Africa."
New York Arcturus, August. [An American periodical, which combines in itself the character of the review and magazine, with the introduction of the business-article of the old periodi- cab, raised and animated in the work before us by some economical science. The magazine articles are of the usual kind; the most striking being a novel, Puffer Hopkins," apparently descriptive of the fortunes of some American adventurer, but of the scope of which we are unable to judge from the speci- men before us : it seems literal. " The City Article—Duties on Foreign Books" makes out a clear case for the repeal, and is full of facts closely and clearly applied. The reviews are perhaps the best feature in the work, being smart and pungent ; though there appears this tendency to undue severity, that points are selected for censure, rather than a jud,gment pronounced upon the whole work,—the antiquarian speculations of Mr. STEPHENS on Central America, for example, being pitched upon for examination, though they form by very much the smallest and least valuable parts of the book. The review of Beexnacereat's America, though conveying no idea of the publication, gives a very piquant character of Mr. Seta BUCKINGHAM, after the fashion of the old Edinburgh or Blackwood.]
Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, Nos. CVII. and CVIII.
Magazines for October—Asiatic Journal, Floricultural, Musical World.
Childe Harold's Pilgrimage; a Romaunt. By Lord Braox.
[Mr. MURRAY has combined the perfections of the graphic and typographic arts, in their simplest forms, in producing this superb volume : the ample pages are printed with such exquisite neatness and sharpness, from a new and well- formed type, that they are worthy of admiration apart from the brilliant vignettes, finely engraved on steel by the FINDERS, with which they are fre- quently enriched. Childe Harold, the poem which first stamped the fame of BYRON, and will always be regarded as the most solid effort of his genius, is illustrated by views of the various scenes that kindled the poet's fancy, delinea- tions of the antique statues whose beauties he has commemorated, and a few portraits. The landscapes and cities of the Peninsula the classic temples of Greece and Rome, the romantic scenery of the Rhine:Switzerland, and Italy, and the stately palaces of Venice, are depicted with glowing effect—filling the page with light and air, and seeming to realize the ideal descriptions. The artist who contributes the greatest number and variety of subjects is H. WARREN; whose talent has never before appeared to such advantage : his architectural and marine views, and his groups of figures, are all admirable for distinct and lively character, and refined skill in execution. CRESWICK'S con- tributions are less numerous, but equally successful : he makes the small space seem to expand with the broad, tranquil brightness of his river-scenes. Mr. AYLMER shows vigour and ability in scenes of sterner character under gloomy effects; and Mr. llowsa is efficient in interior and architectural embellish- ments. The illustrations are sixty in number ; exclusive of a half-length por- trait of Lord BYRON in his Albanian costume, by PHILLIPS ; and a map of the author's route, bordered with a scroll introducing characteristic views and figures.] Adventures of Telemachus ; translated from the French of FENELON, by Dr. HAWKESWORTH. With upwards of one hundred engravings by first-rate artists. Part I.
A cheap reprint of Dr. HAWKESWORTH'S translation of this popular classic ; illustrated with designs by artists of the French school, which display the masterly drawing and theatrical mannerism that are its characteristics: it is impossible not to admire the talent displayed, or to help. feeling that the heads can only seem appropriate in character and expression in the eyes of French readers. j
The illustrated Shakspere, Part XXIX.
Sibson's Illustrations of Master Humphrey's Clock, No. XVII.
An Appeal to the Antiquaries of Europe on the Destruction of the Monu- ments of Egypt. By GEORGE R. Gummi, late United States Consul at Cairo.
Four Letters on the Workings of Money Capital; showing its present in- efficient and limited agency for commercial and social purposes, with a proposed remedy for evils resulting therefrom. By W. KING. Hints on Poor-law Legislation; or Practical Measures' for diminishing Pauperism.
A Few Remarks on the Corn, Sugar, and Timber Duties; with a glance at the conformation of our Legislative Bodies, together with observa- tions on the necessity of agitation in the present crisis. An Address to the Electors of the Borough of Preston, Lancashire. By One of the "Broad Cloth."
The Cause and Cure of our Commercial Embarrassments. By Tnomas JOPLIN.
The System of the London Bankers Clearances, and their effect upon the Currency, explained and exemplified by formulae of the Clearing-house accounts. By W. TATE, Author of " The Modern Cambist," &c. Corn and Wages; or a few Propositions and Remarks on Variations in the Price of Corn and Rate of Wages. By R. H. B.
Texas and California. Correspondence, through the Times newspaper, of WILLIAM KENNEDY and NICHOLAS CARTER, and RICHARD HART- NEL ; showing the danger of emigrating to Texas, and the advantages of the British Colonies.
America and the Corn-laws; or Facts and Evidence, showing the exten- sive supply of food which may be brought from America, and the effects of the restrictive system on the British and American trade. By JOHN Cnnxis, of Ohio, United States.