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Boos& The Prophets and Kings of the Old Testament : a series of Sermons, preached in the Chapel of Lincoln's Inn, by Frederick Denison Mau- rice, Chaplain of Lincoln's Inn, and Professor of Divinity in King's College, London. A Visit to the Indian Archipelago, in H. M. Ship Meander. With portions of the private Journal of Sir James Brooke, K.C.B. By Cap- tain the Honourable Henry K.eppel, R.N. With Illustrations by Os- wald W. Brierley. In two volumes.

Greece, Pictorial, Descriptive, and Historical. By Christopher Words- worth, D.D. Canon of Westminster, 8re., Author of "A Journal of a Residence in Athens and Attica," &c. A new edition, carefully re- vised. With numerous Engravings on Wood and Steel, illustrative of the Scenery, Architecture, Costume, and Fine Arts of that country, by Copley Fielding, F. Creswick, D. Cox junior, Harvey, Paul, Huet, 3fensomer, Sargent, Daubigny, Jaques, and other Artists. And a History of the Characteristics of Greek Art, illustrated by George Scharf junior, Esq. The Natural Frincaples of Beauty., as developed in the Human Figure. By D. R. Hay, F.R.S.E.

Freedom and Independence for the Golden Lands of Australia; the Right of the Colonist, and the Interest of Britain and of the World. By John Dunmore Lang, D.D., A.M., recently one of the Repre- sentatives of the City of Sydney in the Legislative Council of New South Wales, Lim The Australian and Californian Gold-Discoveries, and their probable Consequences ; or an Inquiry into the Laws which determine the Value and Distribution of the Precious Metals ; with Historical No- tices of the Effects of the American Mines on European Prices in the Sixteenth, Seventeenth, and Eighteenth Centuries. In a series of Letters. By Patrick James Stirling, F.R.S.E., Author of "The Phi- losophy of Trade." An Inquiry into Human Nature. By John G. Macvicar, D.D., Author of "The Catholic Spirit of True Religion," &c.

Agatha's Husband; a Novel. By the Author of "Olive," &c. In -three volumes.

The Dory and the Veld; or Six Months in Natal. By Charles Barter, Req., Fellow of New College, Oxford. The Poetical Warks of Edgar Allan Poe. With a Notice of his Life and Genius by James Hannay, Esq. With twenty Illustrations. Christmastid;, its History, Festivities, and Carols. By Williath Sandys, F.S.A. A Hero : Philip's Book. By the Author of "Olive," &c. With Illus- trations by James Godwin.

The Little Drummer, or Filial Affection : a Story of the Russian Cam- paign. Translated from the German of Gustav Nieritz, by H. W. Dukken. With four Illustrations.

The Adventures of a Bear, and a great Bear too. By Alfred Elwes. With nine Illustrations by Harrison Weir.

A Day of Pleasure: a Simple Story for Young Children. By Mrs. Harriet Myrtle, Author of "The Pleasures pf the Country," &c. With eight Illustrations by Hablot K. Browne.

Tusculana ; or Notes and Reflections written during Vacation. By An- drew Edgar, Esq., of the Middle Temple, Barrister-at-law. [A series of essays written during the leisure of legal practice. They display the professional closeness and shrewdness, combined with a relish for wide and various literature, as well as an interest iii subjects of social import- ance, which favourably distinguish the modern lawyer. Tbe subjects chosen, though bearing upon public questions of general interest, are rather of a literary than a practical nature, and are treated in a scholastic way. They consist of Political Prophecy,—an able review of the Prophecies of great Statesmen, to exhibit their failure; a survey of the British writers on Tole- ration and the Freedom of the Press; a comparison of the popular intellect engaged in mechanical employments, with that of the sharpest and most thoroughly trained professional mind, the barrister in full practice,—with- out finding the preponderance greatly in favour of the latter ; a paper on Popular Literature,—by which the writer means the great national writers— as Homer, Shakspere—who appeal to the general principles of human na- ture, rather than what is now understood by the term popular ; and Chris- tian Legislation,—an attempt to prove a pretty well established opinion, that the Scriptures are intended as a guide to living, not to lawmaking.] The Earth and its Inhabitants. By Margaret E. Darton. [Explanation is the principal feature of this book ; though the writer also aims at rendering the mere facts of geography interesting by connecting

with them historical and other remarks. The first feature—the explanation of the principles of the Earth, as it were—is the moat successful. By means of a pm, an orange, a candle, and maps, the revolutions of the earth, the pba3nomena of day and night, with the leading geographical forms of the globe, may be attractively brought before the young pupil. The second at- tempt has less interest ; in part because the history cannot be packed up

into a few pages, except very allusively,—a style which conveys nothing to children. The main reason probably is, because the subject is departed

from. The writer on geography should stick to geography, or draw the illustrations from cognate sciences—as geology, mineralogy, meteorology. For example, why do French pursuits and productions differ from the Eng- lish ? Because, some differences of national character being put aside, the climate, soil, geographical features and situations, differ.]

The Hero's Funeral; a Poem. By Robert Montgomery, M.A., Author of "The Christian Life," &a. Sonnets on the Death of the .Duke of Wellington. By Sebastian Evans. [Although little more than a month has elapsed since the Duke's funeral, a month now is as much as a year to our ancestors, and these temporary poems

.lippear too late. Robert Montlomery's Here's Funeral is the most popular both In structure and treatment. The bustle of the previous evening, the gatherings of the morning, the exceptional fineness of the day, and the different features of the procession, are presented plainly, so that all will recognize their exact- nese ; while the sentiments and versification are similarly level to the com- mon apprehension. There is more endeavour at artistieal treatment in Mr. Evans 's Sonnets, and the thoughts in them are less obvious ; but they have rather the appearance of depth than depth itself. Firmness and "duty" as illustrated in the life of the Great Captain are the best handled topics ; but these are not new.] .Arladl; a Tale' for Young People. By Jane Winnard Hooper, Author of "Recollections of Mrs. Anderson's School," &c. With Illustrations by James Godwin.

[The elements of this tale are not very new. They originate in an imprudent match, ill-treatment of the wife by the husband, and the death of the mo- ther, leaving her daughter to the care of a friend. The juvenile purpose of the writer imparts novelty and freshness to her work ; the very homeliness of some of the scenes producing a strong feeling of reality. The great moral of the tale is duty and gratitude, with their inner reward : some lesser les- sons being inculcated by the way.]

Katie Stewart; a True Story.

[There is story and incident in .Katie Stewart ; but, notwithstanding the Pretender in Edinburgh, various marriages, and the troubles of the heroine by long delay, the tale is rather one of manners in Scotland a hundred years ago, than of narrative and action. There is a good deal of delicate painting of Scotch character, some of Scotch scenery ; but the artifices of writing are rather too predominant]

Annie Barclay, or Sketches of "The Society of Friends." By one nearly connected with but not a Member of their highly-respected Society. [I lively, natural, and sunny little story, descriptive of life and characters among " the Friends" ; designed to depict their failings as well as their good qualities, though the virtues predominate. It is not exactly a juvenile tale, though wearing that form ; for the actors are grown up, and there is a spice of love and romance in the story.]

A Leaf of a Christmas Tree. From the German. Edited by the Reverend F. Gilbert White, A.M. [Five fairy tales; brief, pleasant, simple in the fashion of German simpli- city, and with an intelligible moral attached to each. They have, however, higher claims than their merit. The editor tells us they are the efforts of a widowed mother—whose husband, a clergyman, died in the Irish fever of 1848—to benefit her two children, "one a dark-eyed boy of six, and the others fair-haired maiden of four."] Family Adventures. By the Author of "The Fairy Bower," &c. [Little tales of daily life, apparently designed to show a sceptical little story- reader that there is adventure, or at least the means of making stories of adventure, continually rising around us, if there exist the mind to turn them to account.] Aladdin and Sinbad.

Far-famed Tales. [A selection of the most popular tales from the Arabian Nights, set forth in neat little volumes. The unsophisticated plain-speaking of the Orientals has been pruned. The editors have taken care that no good mothers shall have cause of objection against our collection."]

A Peep into Uncle Tom's Cabin. By "Aunt Mary," for her Nephew's and Nieces. With an Address from Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe to the Children of England and America. [The story of Uncle Tom stripped of the various episodes connected with it in the novel. It is intended for children, and is supposed to be told by an aunt to her nephews and nieces. Mrs. Stowe approves of the publication, and has revised it.]

Peg Woffington ; a Novel. By Charles Heade. _Retail Mammon, or the Pawnbroker's Daughter. By Henry Hayman, 31.A, Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford, Author of "Dialogues of the Early Church." The Experience of Life. By the Author of "Amy Herbert," &c. Truth ; or Persia aareton. A Narrative of Church History in the Seventeenth Century, By Reverend Charles B. Tayler, LA., Author of "Thankfulness,' &c. The Prize Treatise on the Fine Arts Section of the Great Exhibition of 1851. Submitted to the Society of Arta in competition for their Medal. By Henry Weekes, A.R.A. The Home Circle. Volume VII.

Of the following list, Dr. Lang's new edition is almost a new work, from the changes in fact which fifteen years have made in New South Wales, and the consequent additional matter to its history. After nearly a quarter of a century, (1829,) a third edition of Mr. Faber's "Difficulties of Romanian]." appears, with a preface adapted to the occasion. Sir Francis Head's book on Canada, stripped of its politics, appears as a cheap volume in Murray's Read- ing for the Rail. The other new editions speak for themselves.

An Historical and Statistical Account of New South Wales; including a Visit to the Gold Regions, and a Description of the Mines ; with an Estimate of the probable Results of the great Discovery. By John Dunmore Lang, D.D., A.M. &c. Third edition ; bringing down the History of the Colony to July 1, 1862. In two volumes. The Difficulties of Bonianism in respect to Evidence; or the Peculiarities of the Latin Church evinced to be untenable on the principles of 1Pgiti- mate Historical Testimony. By George Stanley Faber, B.D., Master of Sherbuni Hospital, and Prebendary of Salisbury. In two books. The third edition, revised and remoulded.

The Emigrant. By Sir Francis B. Head, Bart. Sixth edition.

On the Growth of Plants in Closely-Glazed Cases. By N. B. Ward, F.R.S., F.L.S. Second edition. Thoughts and Reflections on Sickness and tliliction. By A. R. San- derson, M.D. Second edition. The Treasury of History; consisting of a Series of Separate Histories of the Principal States and Kingdoms in the World; preceded by an Introductory Outline Sketch of Universal History, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time. By Samuel Maunder, Author of "The Treasury of Knowledge," &c. A new edition.


Saxon Obsequies Illustrated by Ornaments and Weapons, discovered by the Honourable R. C. Neville in a Cemetery near Little Wilbraham, Cambridgeshire, during the Autumn of 1861: with Coloured Litho- graphic Plates. [In all respects, this is as creditable and complete a work of antiquarian illus- tration as we are acquainted with ; nor least so in the modesty and reticence of the gentleman whose discoveries have led to the publication, and who has the good sense not only to state, but strictly to act upon, his belief "that a faithful delineation will be far more satisfactory than the most diffuse and lengthened treatise." The editorship is efficient, however, in proportion to its want of pretension ; comprising, together with a brief preface and nar- rative of facts, a careful catalogue of the quality and distribution of the articles, and the position of the skeletons disinterred, as well as a plan of the site, and a judicious selection of objects for engraving. The discovery itself was an important one—one hundred and twenty-five skeletons, a cor- responding number of fibula; and a large quantity of other ornaments, weapons, utensils, and urns. The plates, forty in number, are very ac- curately designed by Mr. Samuel Stanesby, and well printed in colours by Messrs. Johnson and Bessent; and the edition is altogether a handsome one.] A Comparative Estimate of Mural Decoration, as practised in our own Country and on the Continent of Europe; accompanied with Sug- gestions as to the Methods by which Professional Architects may im- prove this department of Native Art. By Thomas Pnrdie. [A paper read at a meeting of the Architectural Institute of Scotland. Mr. Turdie is sufficiently sensible in his views, but deals largely in common- places. Where he argues disputed points, his reasoning is not very eon- vincing,—as when he discusses the question of "the false representation of material," condemned by Garbett and Ruskin, and by Pugin before either. A pamphlet of large-paper illustrations which accompanies Mr. Purdie's dis- course appears to us to tell against the author's principles which they ex- emplify.] Large Coloured Sacred Prints for the School and the Cottage. Edited by the Reverend Henry J. Rose, B.D., and the Reverend John W. Burgon, M.A. Part L [The twelve prints composing this part are issued with the best intentions, which we hope may obtain the success they deserve, and are heralded by an address of excellent tone and feeling. We only doubt whether the desire that the prints should be "strictly orthodox in their teaching "—in itself nnexceptaonable—required the introduction of texts from the Church collects among the mottoes, as these tend to make the series anti-heterodox

in the Anglican i sense, as well as orthodox. The texts from the Bible— eleven being arranged n a border round each print—ore selected with a real perception of poetic beauty, as well as of appropriateness. Regarding the prints themselves—which are taken from masters of repute, chiefly of the modern German school—the editors speak with becoming modesty. We need not enter into a critical examination of the merits of the originals, or of the degree of competency with which they are here rendered, further than by saying, that as the style is simple and the method of representation intelligible, they are well adapted for their purpose.]

Obsequies of H. G. the late Illustrious F. M. the Duke of Wellington. Drawn on Stone, by Andrew Maclure.

[A handsome record, carefully printed on large lithographic sheets, and published in the portfolio form. The series opens with a head of Welling- ton, taken or adapted from a bust, and ranking among the best likenesses; which ii followed by views of the lying in state, and of the passage of the funeral-procession from the Horse Guards, past Apsley House, through Tra- falgar Square, to St. Paul's ; the last view showing the interior of the Cathedral. Mr. Ilaclure has got a great deal of material into his scenes, and represents them in a detailed panoramic manner.]


The Literary and Scientfite Register and Almanac/c, for 1853. By J. W. G. Gutch, M.R.C.S.L., &c.

Ellis established and very useful pocket-book of facts and information, from articles in season" to some of the profoundest results of science, has been revised to keep pace with the progress of knowledge, as well as to correct errors or oversights in tabular matter.]

The Charm Almanack for Boys and Girls, 1853.

Pram:arm The Might and Majesty of .Death : two Sermons suggested by the Death of the Duke of Wellington, preached at Christchurch, Ealing, by the Reverend J. A. Emerton, D.D., Principal of Hanwell College, Middlesex.

The Life of Daniel Webster. An Address by Theodore Parker. Mr. Sumner's Speech for the Repeal of the Fugitive Slave Bill. The Shortcomings of our Public Education. By Thomas Ramsay. On Sanitary Improvements : a Lecture delivered at the Ipswich Me- chanics' Institution, by Cuthbert W. Johnson, Esq., F.R.S., Chair- man of the Croydon Local Board of Health.

A Synthetical View of the _Results of Recent Commercial and Financial Legislation. By John Macgregor, M.P. for Glasgow.