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Essays in Ecclesiastical Biography. By the Right Honourable Sir James Stephen, K.C.B. In two volumes. Rome. A Tour of Many Days. By Sir George Head. In three volumes, Evelyn; or a Journey from Stockholm to Rome, in 1847-48. By Miss Sun- bury. In two volumes. Sketches of Canadian Life, Lay and Ecclesiastical; illustrative of Canada

and the Canadian Church. By a Presbyter of the Diocese of Toronto. Last Leaves of American History : comprising Histories of the Mexican

War and California. By Emma Willard.

The Manufacture of Sugar, in the Colonies and at Home, Chemically Con,. sidered. By John Scoffern, 31.134 Lond., &c.

The Magic of Kindness; or the Wondrous Story of the Good Haan. By the

Brothers Mayhew. Illustrated by George Crnikshank and Kenny Meadows. History of the National Constituent Assembly, from May 1848. By J. F. Corkran, Esq. In two volumes.

[The week has been prolific in poetry: no fewer than seven publications in verse are before us; of which we notice those of the greatest mark. The Christian Scholar. By the Author of The Cathedral." The Childs Book of Ballads. By the Author of "Hymns and Scenes of Childhood," lac.

English Melodies. By Charles Swain, Author of "The Mind," &o.

A Day at Tivoli; with other Verses. By John Kenyon, Author of "The Rhymed Plea for Tolerance," &c.. The Wanderer. By Cm. Pemberton Hodgson, Author of "Remin. iscencee of Australia."

Poems. By Caroline Giffard Lethbridge.

The Day-watch. An Argument, continued. By Richard Trott Fisher. The purpose of The Christian Scholar is to enforce by precept and show by example how classical studies should be made subservient to religions ejects. The precepts consist of a preface and a sermon preached in 1839 before the Uni- versity of Oxford, the main scope of whose argwnents is the rather general pro- position that Christianity should predominate over our studies. The examples consist of imitations and translations of passages from the Classics, which exhibit the insufficiency of natural religion to teach and satisfy mankind, or which bear some resemblance to the doctrines of Scripture. In the first case the text of the original author is imitated, and the correction follows, much in the same way as Cowper's Reflection on his translation of Horace's Ode; in the second, the original to allowed to point its own moral. The matter and versification are those of a scholar; the matter solid, the versification finished; but more of the via vivida.— the indescribable something—is wanted to constitute poetry.

The Child's Book of Ballads is a very pleasing and engaging little volume, adapted, like many juvenile tales, not only to attract children, but grown-up people who are wearied with the emptiness and repetition in efforts of more pretension. The topics are well chosen, within the range of a child's understanding and sym- pathy, real and natural in themselves. The execution is correspondent ; simple, easy, and not devoid of a power and grace that sometimes resemble Wordsworth.

Swain's English Melodies consists partly of a collection of fugitive poems, partly of pieces appearing for the first tune. The subjects are various and differ- ing enough; but the form and treatment are pretty much alike. The late Haynes Bayly seems on this occasion to have been the model of Mr. Swain. Every sub- ject drops into the form of song; and if the author of English Melodies does not reach the felicity of expression and illustration which distinguished his master in happier moments, he exhibits great skill and cleverness. The poems are well adapted to be married to music,—as indeed many of them are already: they.pos- sess much of that sportiveness and point which in the month of a good singer, or even reader is irresistible. English Melodies are not to be ranked among the highest examples of lyrics; but they are so plain, so fluent, so tripping, that they will probably have as much popularity as if they were.]

Vienna in 1848. By the Honourable Henry J. Coke. With Illustrations by Weld Taylor, Esq. [Mr. Coke arrived at Vienna a day or two after the revolt of last autumn, and re- mained there till the capitulation. During the interval he walked about the city; made a little excursion or two in the environs; got taken once or twice before the self-constituted authorities; was shut off from his own hotelwith little money in his pocket; had to take refuge in a new inn with explanations; saw some firing, was occasionally under fire himself, and assisted at the erection of a barri- cade. Of his adventures and observations he kept a journal, brief, plain, and un- affected, which he has here reprinted, accompanied by some clever illustrations, that bring the incidents bodily before the eye.] Living Orators in America. By E. L. Magoon, Author of "Proverbs for the People," &c. [A series of biographical and critical sketches of some of the principal living speakers of America, interspersed with illustrative specimens. Webster, Clay, Calhoun, Cass, Benton, and Everett, are the men whose names are best known to Europe; and there are a few others. The style of Mr. Magoon is very wordy; so .that it would be an easy matter to condense his book into much smaller compass without any loss. Some lithographic portraits are contained in the volume: they are as coarse as possible, but have a sort of staring likeness about them.] The Child's First History of Rome. By the Author of " Amy Herbert," &c. CA simply-told story of the facts of Roman history, as received before Beaufort for the learned, or Niebuhr for the people, had overturned the legendary tales. The reflections of the writer are rather moral than political.] Tracts for the Christian Seasons. Volume I. Advent, to the Sunday next before Easter.

Tracts for the Christian Seasons. Part 6. Holy Week. 7. Easter. 8. Whitsuntide.

[A species of brief sermons, written for the Sundays and Holydays of the Church, and classified in their published form according to the season. The first volume embraces the time from Advent to Easter. A second volume is in the course of publication; the parts of which for the Holy-Week, Easter, and Whitsuntide, are before us. The style is simple, but broad, racy, and earnest, with a hearty primitive feeling. The teaching is soundly Anglican; neither "exceeding nor fak- ing short, it is hoped, of the Prayer-book, but setting forth in turn all the great truths of the Christian Church." The price is cheap, twenty pages for twopence.]

Notes on Various Distinctive Verities of the Christian Church. By the Reverend R. W. Morgan, Perpetual Curate of Tregynon, Montgomeryshire. {The results of the leisure of a Welsh clergyman exhibited in a great number of papers on various subjects connected with Christianity and the Charch. The papers vary from a sentence or paragraph to an essay, and are intermingled with serious verses. Mr. Morgan is opposed to Popery, but requires the Apes- tolical seccession to constitute a church.] A Book of Ornamental Glazing Quarries, Collected and Arranged from Ancient Examples. By Augustus Wollaston Franks, B.A., Trinity Col- lege, Cambridge. [" Quarries" are the lozenge-shaped squares (carre) of glass of which ancient church-windows are composed. Mr. Franks's book is drawn entirely from Eng- lish sources; each plate containing a " quarry" from English cathedrals or country churches. It does not include painted glass windows, in the ordinary sense of the term; none with pictures, nor even any of which the pattern extends over the whole window or any considerable part; but only such patterns as are confined to single squares of glass. A larger work would have been needed for other styles, and it would not have answered his object; which is, to supply re- storers or builders of country churches with patterns suitable for the workman in glass, not the artist. The patterns are chiefly linear, to be executed in brown lines; the only colour used is yellow. An historical interest attaches to a few of the devices.]

The Works of G. P. R. James, Esq., revised and corrected by the Author. With an Introductory Preface. Volume XX. "Agincourt; a Romance." XIX. " Arabella Stuart; a Romance from English History." XVIII. "Thirty Years Since; or the Ruined Family."

[The first two fictions are merely reprints, forming part of the single-volume edition of Mr. James's Works. Thirty Years Since was published anonymously about eighteen years ago, under the title of "Delaware, or the Ruined }amity"; and is now, from paternal love, included in the entire series, with a new name. Mr. James explaius how the change originated—" In looking over the catalogue of a circulating library, with a lady who wished to select some books to read at a watering-place, I found the name of-' Delaware, or the Ruined Family '; and, with & sneaking sort of diffidence, I gently insinuated that it might perhaps amuse her. No, no,' said my fair friend; I dare say it is some sentimental trash. What else can be expected from the name.' ") Rural Letters and other Records of .Thought at Leisure, written in the in- tervals of more hurried literary labour. By N. Parker Willis. [These "Miscellanies" are possibly reprints from some American periodical, as the book itself is an importation from New York. The papers, at all events, have the character of magazine-writing; being discursive, flippant, and of a wordy out- pouring, with the personality of the author strongly presented. The best are some "Invalid Rambles in Germany.") History of Europe, from the Commencement of the French Revolution to the Restoration of the Bourbons in 1815. By Archibald Alison, LL.D., F.R.S.E. New edition, with Portraits. Volume

{This volume contains the campaign; of 1793294-'95; and the war in Poland.

Among the political matters are the trial of the Queen, the treatment of the re- mainder of the Royal Family, the Reign of Terror, the fate of Robespierre, and the establishment of the Directory. The portraits are Robespierre and Burke.] The Commercial Crisis, 1847-1848; being Facts and Figures illustrative of the Events of that important Period considered in relation to the Three Epochs of the Railway Mania, the Food and Money Panic, and the French Revolution. To which is added an Appendix, containing an Alphabetical List of the English and Foreign Mercantile Failure; with the Balance- sheets and Statements of the most important houses. Second edition, re- eased and enlarged. By D. Morier Evans. [A good many facts and figures have been added to this new edition, especially in relation to the failures during the two disastrous years of 1847-48.] The German Manual for Self-Tuition. By W. Klauer-Klattowski, of Schwerin in Mecklenburg. Third edition.

The German Manual for the Young; being a Progressive Selection of En- tertaining and Instructive Pieces in German Prose and Verse. By W. Klauer-Klattowski. Third edition.

[These two volumes deserve the distinction awarded to them of having reached a third edition ; being well calculated to assist the progress of the young student of the German language.]

General Description of the Britannia and Conway Tabular Bridges on the Chester and Holyhead Railway. Published with the permission of Robert Stephenson, Civil Engineer, by a Resident Assistant.

Nyren's Cricketer's Guide. By John Nyren. With Sketches of the Cricketers of My Time. Collected and edited by Charles Cowden Clarke. Seventh edition, &c.


Eliza Cook's Journal. Part L May 1849. [The weekly numbers collected into a monthly part of a cheap and agreeable mis- cellany of prose and verse, designed at once to teach and amuse, and above all to spread kindly feelings through society.]


The Crisis in Canada; or Vindication of Lord Elgin and his Cabinet as to the course pursued by them in reference to the Rebellion-Losses Bill. By Alexander Mackay, Esq.

Queen's College, London, for Female Education, its Origin and Progress. The True Statement of the Church Leasehold Question.

Baptism Misunderstood, the Great Trouble of the Church. By the Reve- rend Alfred Gatty, M.A., Vicar of Ecolesfield. Advantages of Congregational Psalmody; with a History of the Decline and Fall of the Camberwell Quire. By B. P. Smith.

" Attend to the Neglected and Remember the Forgotten." An Appeal for the Ragged Schools. By Thomas Beauchamp Proctor, Esq. Second edition.

A Visit to the Catacombs, or First Christian Cemeteries at Rome; and a Midnight Visit to Mount Vesuvius. By Selina Btuibury, Author of " Pro- teetantism in France," &c.