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From July 14th to Jade 20th, BOOKS.

Correspondence of John Fourth Duke of Bedford : selected from the ori- ginals at Woburn Abbey. With an Introduction, by Lord JOHN Rus- SELL. Volume II.

Memoir of the Life of the Right Honourable Charles Lord Sydenhatn, G.C.B. ; with a Narrative of his Administration in Canada. Edited by his Brother, G. Poo:Awry SC ROPE, Esq., M.P. Travels through the Alps of Savoy and other parts of the Pennine Chain; with Observations on the Phtenomena of Glaciers. By JAMES D. FORBES, F.R.S., Sec. R.S., Ed., &c.

History of the War in Afghanistan, from its commencement to its close ;

including a general sketch of the policy, and the various circumstances which induced the British Government to interfere in the affairs of Afghanistan. From the Journals and Letters of an Officer high in rank, and who has served many years in the Indian Army. Edited by CHARLES NASH, Esq. ; with an Introductory Description of the Country, and its political state previous to the war.

Oakleigh ; or the Minor of Great Expectations. By W. H. M. HOLMES, Esq., Author of " Life in the West," &c. In three volumes.

The Rector in Search of a Curate. By a Churchman.

A Medical Visit to Griifenberg, in April and May 1843, for the purpose of investigating the merits of the Water-Cure Treatment. By Sir CHARLES SCUDAMORE, M.D., &e.

[[This volume contains an account of Sir CHARLES SCUDAMORE'S visit to rilfenberg, with a sketch of the character of PaIESSNITZ, a list of cases, and the author's opinion as to the efficacy of the water cure. This is favourable ; though Sir CHARLES SCUDAMORE seems inclined to modify the practice of FRIESSISITZ, to combine medical treatment with the cold-water processes, and to limit the class of curable disorders. The following are the diseases where he considers hydropathy useless, or worse—Confirmed consumption ; confirmed epilepsy ; apoplexy, or a threatening tendency to it ; inveterate scrofula; all serious diseases of structure ; cancer ; the maladies of infirm old age ; cer- tain states of great debility ; and some other conditions of aggravated malady.]

The Dangers of the Water Cure and its Efficacy Examined and Com- pared with those of the Drug Treatment of Diseases, and an Explana• tion of its Prinriplea and Practice; with an Account of the Cases treated at Malvern. By JAMES WILSON, M.D., Physician to his Serene Highness Prince Nassau, &c.; and JAMES M. GULLY, M.D., &c.

[Another volume on this new remedy, by the two physicians who conduct the establishment at Malvern. The book contains a longish defence of the water cure, in the form of answers to objections, a brief exposition of the physiological principles on which hydropathy may be supposed to act, and a selection of cases cured at Malvern ; with a few exceptions, in one of which the patient, an elderly gentleman, fell in love, and the flame was too strong to be quenched by cold water. The scientific exposition is about the clearest we have met with, though dealing somewhat in assumptions as to causes, and the modus operandi of nature. The rest of the book is indifferently written ; vulgar both in tone and style.] Letters from Malta and Sicily; addressed to a Young Naturalist. By Game= WARING, Author of " Children's Missions," &c.

[A series of letters written some nine or ten years ago, descriptive of a steam-voyage to Gibraltar, a detention in the lazzaretto at Malta, and a sojourn in the island, with a subsequent visit to Sicily. There is nothing striking in the matter or composition ; but the letters are plain and sensible accounts of every-day events and observations, possessing the interest that attends upon facts stated in a clear and unaffected manner. The writer's object was natural history: which gives some sort of novelty to his excursions, by carrying him into out-of-the-way places, besides furnishing variety to his topics.] The Social, Educational, and Religious State of the Manufacturing Districts; with statistical returns of the means of education and reli- gious instruction in the manufacturing districts of Yorkshire, Lanca- shire, and Cheshire ; in two Letters to the Right Honourable Sir Ro- bert Peel, Bart. With an Appendix containing a Letter to the Right Honourable Lord Wharncliffe, on Sir James Graham's Factory Educa- tion Bill; also the objections to the amended bill. By EDWARD BAINES junior, Author of " The History of the Cotton Manufacture." [The main portion of this neat little octavo volume consists of the letters of which we gave an abridged account, with some commentary, in another department of the Spectator, on the 1st instant. We there pointed out limitations as to the value of the existing religious instruction and education in the manufacturing districts, the diffusion of which Mr. BATHES undertakes to prove ; but the mere statistics of the matter are here displayed in as clear a form as possible. The volume is interesting as presenting a succinct view of the " case" of the Dissenting opponents of the Factory Bill in the late dispute, set forth with all the force of which it is capable.] Helps to English Grammar; or Easy Exercises for Young Children. By G. F. Gasitam, Author of "English, or the Art of Composition." [The broad principles of grammar, discarding abetrusities and refinements, presented in a series of plain rules, each rule accompanied by various exercises of a very ingenious kind. How far it is possible to impress scientific prin- ciples upon the minds of the mass of young children, is probably a question ; but the attempt is made as lucidly as possible in Mr. GRAHAM'S Helps to English Grammar ; and the exercises, if properly gone through, can scarcely fail of impressing the rules, if the thing be possible. In his definitions, perhaps, Mr. GRAHAM is least successful : we are not sure but that his pupils would sometimes have to relearn instead of learning more. In simplifying, we may omit but not exclude, which is scarcely the case with his definition of a noun—" the name of any thing we can see or touch." It is true he pro- fesses to leave abstract nouns unnoticed ; but this definition expunges them from existence.

The volume is illustrated by a profusion of cuts, which exhibit the rules of grammar to the eye where it is practicable—as a dog and a boot illustrate the singular number, dogs and boots the plural.] A Treatise on the Greek Verb ; with reference to the evolution of it from primary elements, the causes of its amplification, and the proper power of its various forms. By Is. Justus. [This essay displays extensive reading• a keen critical appreciation of the exact sense of words and phrases, and highly respectable powers of reasoning. Whoever takes the trouble to study it thoroughly, and make its views fully sad distinctly present to his mind, will possess a key to the nice accuracies of Grecian expression. He will find himself more at home in the language—able to read for ideas less troubled by verbal difficulties.]

Jerusalem as it Was and as it Is; or its History and Present State. Translated from the German, by SOPHIA TAYLOR. With a commen- datory Preface, by the Rev. A. hi'Cauf., D.D., Rector of St. James's, Duke's Place.

A. little volume giving an account of the history, topography, and natural features of Jerusalem; its history compiled from common sources, its modern topographical descriptions from later travellers in Palestine. The book seems chiefly designed for children, and contains a great number of facts; but they are perhaps too crowded for effect or to convey information.] The Pageant, or Pleasure and its Price; a Tale for the upper ranks in society. By FRANCIS E. PAGET, M.A., Rector of Elford; Author of " St. Antholins," &c.

[A. well-meant tale, by a clergyman of the party of " Young England "; de- signed to exhibit the misery which fashionable and worldly people inflict upon the working classes, especially upon milliners, by inconsiderate demands. The aforesaid fashionable, are themselves exhibited at some length, as well as fashionable dressmakers.] Hints and Reflections for Railway Travellers and Others; or a Journey to the Phalanx. By Meson HUGO. In three volumes.

[A series of articles, in three small volumes, on a great variety of subjects con- nected with our present social system. The object of the author is to expose existing abuses, and to furnish suggestions or rather hints for their remedy, on the combination principle of Foualea.] Punch; or the London Charivari. Volume IV.

[A series of jeux d'esprit and pleasant satirical commentaries on current events; to be bought and read rather than criticised.] Martin's Vagaries; being a sequel to " A Tale of a Tub," recently dis- covered at the University of Oxford. Edited, with Notes, by SCRI- BLERUS OXONIENSIS, and illustrated by GEORGE CRUIKSHANK. [A. short skit on the Puseyites, in the shape of a continuation of Swirl's Tale of a Tub.] The Earl of Leicester; a Tragedy, in five acts. By SAMUEL HEATH. [The romance of Kenilworth dramatized.] The Inventor's Manual; a familiar and practical Treatise of the Law of Patents for Inventions. By J. TOWNE DANSON and G. DRYSDALE DEMPSEY.

This volume is what it professes to be, a popular essay on the law of patents; designed to possess an inventor with the course lie should adopt in taking out a patent, and subsequently acting upon his privilege so as to get and keep the " law on his side "—rather than intended for lawyers, excepting so far as it may be desirable for professional men to have a practical idea of the working points of patents.] The Farmer's Daughter. By Mrs. CAMERON, Author of " Emma and her Nurse," &c.

[A plain, homely story, illustrating the influence of religions principle in reconciling the mind to a change of associations. The descriptions are lively; but there is a superfluity of preachment.] PERIODICALS.

Edinburgh Review, No. CLVIL Herald of Peace for July.


Mademoiselle Fanny Cerito, in the grand ballet of Ondine. Drawn from the life by M. Noma. B.Laric ; lithographed by C. GRAF.


Who should Educate the Prince of Wales? Statistical Report of One Hundred and Ninety Cases of Insanity, ad- mitted into the Retreat near Leeds, during ten years, from 1830 to 1840. Extracted from the "Provincial Medical Journal."

Domestic Music for the Wealthy, or a Plea for the Art and its Profes- sors; in eighteen letters, by HENRY J. BANISTER. Reprinted from the " Musical World," with Notes by the Author.