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Memoirs of the Marquis of Rockingham and his Contemporaries. With Original Letters and Documents, now first published. By George Thomas Earl of Albemarle. In two volumes.

Northern Mythology ; comprising the principal popular Traditions and Superstitions of Scandinavia, North Germany, and the Netherlands. Compiled from Original and other Sources, by Benjamin Thorpe, Member of the Royal Academy of Sciences at Munich. In three volumes.

The History of the British Empire, from the Accession of James the First. To which is prefixed, a Review of the Progress of England from the Saxon Period to the last year of the reign of Queen Eliza- beth, 1603. By John Macgregor, M.P. Volumes I. and II.

History of England and France under the House of Lancaster ; with an Introductory View of the Early Reformation.

The Cape and the Safirs : or Notes of Five Years' Residence in South Africa. By Alfred W. Cole. On the State of Man Subsequent to the Promulgation of Christianity. Part H. The Heir of Ardennan ; a Story of Domestic Life in Scotland. By the Author of "Anne Dysart." In three volumes.

Murray's Official Handbook of Church and State; containing the

Names, Duties, and Powers of the principal Civil, Military, Judicial, and Ecclesiastical Authorities of the United Kingdom and Colonies; with Lists of the Members of the Legislature, Peers, Baronets, &c. IThis guide to the persons and offices of Church and State is distinguished by the succinctness of information and clearness of arrangement that cha- racterized Mr. Murray's travelling handbooks; while, being employed upon subjects of more general use, it is of course more extensively available. The world travels only now and then ; it always wants to learn something about the origin, constitution, powers, rights, and duties, of our national Institu- tions, public establishments, or public offices, as well as the persons who dis- charge the duties—or at least fill the posts and draw the salaries. This con- venient guide to Royalty, Parliament, the Courts of Law and Law Offices, the Civil and Military Departments of Government, the Bishops' Sees and teclesiastical Courts, is a perfect encyclopasdia of its subjects, without the cumbrous formality of encyclopedic treatment.]

Notes, Thoughts, and Inquiries. By Charles Chalmers. First series. [A variety of truisms or palpable thoughts connected with the great difficulty that has always yet prevailed, of finding sufficient food for everybody. The project or exferiment of Mr. Chalmers to remedy this condition of things is

as follows. The State should act apart a territory of large extent, (in a colony,) and divide it into so many localities or allotments, each locality ad mite to produce by cultivation an ample supply of food for a single y ; and a perpetual lease of the respective allotments should be granted to single families without the exaction of a rent, but solely upon the condition or tenure that not more than one dwellinghouse shall be built upon one of these localities, and not more than one family shall occupy one of those dwellinghouses.' As our present State, if it spoke plainly, would most assuredly reply to Mr. Chalmers, 'I wish you may get it," it is needless to mention the obvious objections to this scheme.]

Astalyeis and Critical Interpretation of the Hebrew Text of the Book of Genesis ; preceded by a Hebrew Grammar, and Dissertations on the Genuineness of the Pentateuch and on the Structure of the Hebrew Language. By the Reverend William Paul, A.M.

[A very useful volume for the Hebrew student. It contains a searching dis- quisition on the principles of the language, a plain unelaborate grammar, and an analysis of Genesis, in which every word is analyzed, numbered, and indexed, and accompanied by a brief commentary illustrating the structural principles of the language and some grammatical usages. This philo- logical part is preceded by an inquiry into the authenticity, and authority of Genesis ; the arguments of which are mainly philological.]

The Ark and the _Deluge; with some Remarks upon the avilization of that Period. By Captain Charles.„Snox, Author of "Harry Mow- bray," &c.

a twofold essay. The first part attempts to prove the superior civilization qf the Antedekvlan race, from the soientifio skill and mechanical resources displayed in the construction of that yet unrivalled vessel the ark. The second part endeavours to show the probability that the savage races have descended from the sons of Noah; their mental barbarism and their pecu- liarities—as that of colour—having arisen from the strictly natural causes of climate and circumstances.]

The Songs of ;the Bells, and other Poems. By the Reverend James Dixon, B.A. LThe preface to this collection of poems argues thought and inde- pendence of mind; and the _poems themsalves exhibit power, but perhaps hardly poetical power. The metres appear to be chosen rather from he writer's admiration of what lui has met with elsewhere, than from any fitness to the themes. Prosaic or weak lines are frequently encountered, and mar the general force, though this might have been removed by the "labor lima)." Mr. Dixon's book has this peculiarity—there is 'nothing conventional or commonplace. His prototypes seem to be the religious writ- ers of the Stuart age. "The Songs. of the Bells," the longest and best piece in the volume, is a Sabbath dcscnptive poem; in which association of ideas, the appearance of nature on the Sunday, rustic incidents, and the services of the Church, are judiciously intermingled.] • Trallaee; or the Days of Scotland's Thraldom: a Romance. In two volumes.

[Thistale is founded on one of the many traditions relating to Wallace. The writer 'seems well acquainted with the history and arclueology of tha times, and he has produced a readable story of the historico-conventional kind ; but he wants imagination to fuse his knowledge and revive the past as a reality. He sees the life of antiquity in the pages of Scott.] Pillion but not Falsehood; a Tale of the Times.

fA religious tale of an Evangelical east, designed to illustrate the alleged arks by which Romanista attempt to pervert Protestants, and the manner in which Tractarian principles, often lead the way to such perversion.];

The Book of Familiar Quotations; being a Collection of Popular Ex- tracts and Aphorisms, selected from the Works of the best Authors. [13ome quotations that are common, and some passages that are scarcely common or quotations, arranged under the authors from whom they are token, so that those who now ignorantly quote may know the writer they are quoting.] - The Child's German Book. By Ahn.

introduction to German, intended for young children, formed some- thing on the plan of our best English spelling-books. It is of course in- tended to be used by a teacher, and a teacher who is frequently if not con- stantly with the pupil.] Biographical Notice of Nicol° Paganini ; followed by an Analysis of his Compositions, and preceded by a Sketch of the History of the Violin. By F. J. Fells. Translated by Wellington Guernsey.

The new editions of the week are Sir Bulwer Lytton's revised and in part wewritten Translation of Schiller, with a new preface ; and Mr. Stew- art's Suggestions on Law Reform. This last also contains a new preface, hopefully reviewing the progress of legal reform cheerfully recurring to the obstacles of the law reformer, and solving a mystery respecting this edition, which the reader may find out for himself.

zhe Poems and Ballads of Schiller ; Translated by Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. Second edition.

Suggestions as to _Reform in some Branches of the Law. By James Stewart, of Lincoln's Inn, Esq., Barrister-at-law. Second edition.

Thomson's Conspectus of the British .Pharmacopwias. Sixteenth ' edition. Edited by Edmund Lloyd J3irkett, M.D., &o.

Poems and Lyrics by Robert Nicoll. With a Memoir of the Author. Fourth edition.


Shall we Register our Deeds? Answered, by Sir Edward Sugden. Letter on Rpform of the Superior Courts of Common Law, to the

Right Honourable Lord John Russell. By R. P. Collier, Barrister-at- law. Second edition.

The Public Bobbed by an .Act of Parliament, passed last Session, &c. By an Improver.

Property and Income Tax. Schedule A and Schedule D. Introductory Lectures on the Opening of Owen's College, Manchester.

Nay I not Do what I _Like with my Own? Considerations on the Present Contest between the Operative Engineers and their Employ- era. By Edward Vansittart Neale, Esq. Derniere &once de r Assemblie Nationals; Paris, Decembre 2, 1851. Postscript to the Third Edition of 4611.8 Manual of Elementary Geo- kff.

" Coming Events Cast their Shadows Before." A History of the sud- den and terrible Invasion of England by the French, in the Month of May 1852.