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This week's publications have not diminished in number, but there is rather a falling-off in point of mark and weight. Mr. Reach's "Claret and Olives" is the best of them ; and next best, the "American Fanner in England," who seems a sensible and unprejudiced fellow. To be sure, he has ploughed the sea as well as the shore, and the variety of a sailor's life has a tendency to render a man cosmopolitan. Claret and Olives, from the Garonne to the .12/acne, or Notes Social, Picturesque, and Legendary, by the Way. By Angus B. Reach, Au- thor of the "Story of a Buccaneer," &c.

Walks and Talks of an American Farmer in England.

A Buckeye Abroad; or Wanderings in Europe and in the Orient. By Samuel S. Cox.

The Rationale of Discipline as Exenzplided in the High School of Edin- burgh. By Professor Pillans.

The Grammar of English Grammars ; with an Introduction, Historical and Critical ; the whole methodically arranged and amply Illustrated, &o. ; and a Key to the Oral Exercises. By Geoid Brown, Author of the "Institutes of English Grammar," &c.

The Student'. Wife ; a Novel. By Mr. Mackenzie Daniels, Author of "My Sister Minnie," &e. In three volumes.

Number rather than excellence characterizes the poems. Among them we have an epic on the subject of the Crucifixion ; but Mr. Ritchie is hardly equal to the great argument, in which even Milton did not succeed so well is in the Fall of Man. "The Enthusiast, or the Straying Angel," is a wild shspeedy, with great fluency of language and well-sounding versification, but workbag unity, purpose, and probability. "Lays of Ancient Israel" is the story of Samson put into verse after the manner of Byron. Read's Poems is the first appearance in this country of an American candidate for the laurel : the pieces are miscellaneous, mostly deficient in force, but often natural, and sometimes tender. " Timoleon, a Tragedy," has reached the goal which is the end and aim of the dramatist—it has been performed.

The Crucifixion, a Poem ; in twelve books. By John Ritchie.

The Enthusiast, or the Straying Angel ; a Poem. By James Orton, ("Alastor,") Author of "Excelsior."

Lays of Ancient Israel. By a Loiterer in the Holy Land. The Last of the Judges ; or Samson the Strong : being the First of a Series of Old Testament Ballads.

Poems. By Thomas Buchanan Read. Illustrated by Kenny Meadows.

Timoleon, a Tragedy ; in five acts. By Robert W. Jameson, Esq., Au- thor of "Nimrod."

Labour Stands on Golden Feet ; or the Life of a Foreign Workman ; a Holy day Story, for sensible Apprentices, Journeymen, and Masters. By Heinrich Zschokke. [A didactic tale, on the principles of Poor Richard or Hogarth's Industrious and Idle Apprentice ; describing how zealous labour and a somewhat sordid thrift, according to English notions, leads in three generations to wealth and honour • while inattention, and an effort to get beyond our position in life by extriivagance, knock down a property in half a life. The tale furnishes a curious eicture of German burgher life and manners; but, like most di- dactic stories, it does not truly work out its moral—there is a good deal of luck as well as labour in the success.] The Assay of Gold and Silver Wares: an Account of the Laws relating to the Standards and Marks, and of the existing Assay Offices. By Arthur Ryland, Solicitor to the Guardians of the Standard of Wrought Plate in Birmingham.

[An historical sketch of the laws by which the Legislature endeavoured to secure the purchaser of plate against fraud, and an exposition of the present state of the law and practice, with an incidental picture of the operation of the assay regulations. It is a workmanlike performance.] From Jerusalem. By Countess Hahn-Hahn. IA sequel of the writer's previous work "From Babylon to Jerusalem." The title would appear to mean that this book is written from the bosom of the Roman Church. It is a feminine prose rhapsody ; the most rational subject being the state of woman in a church where marriage is a sacrament, and in the German Lutheran Church, where divorce is freely allowed.] La Vita d'un Prete Cattolico Appostolieo Rontatio, Di G. B. Nieolini.

The Hydroyathic Treatment of Diseases peculiar to Women, and of Women in Childbed; with some Observations on the Management of Infanta. By Edward Johnson, M.D., Author of "Life, Health, and Disease," &c. (The Library of Health.) Chambers's Pocket Miscellany. Volume IV.

Except a second edition of Sir Woodbine Parish's solid book on Buenos

Ayres, and the fifth edition of Mr. Dawson's "Practical Mathematics "—both goodly volumes—the reprints of the week are shilling books, of which the most remarkable are Lord Carlisle's "Lectures and Addresses," in the Tra- veller's Library, Maxwell's "Border Tales," in Bentley's Shilling Series, and that vigorous sketch of Theodore Hook's life, attributed to Lockhart, in Murray's Reading for the Rail. The collection of tracts headed "Education in England" is only partially a reprint. A review of French history applied to the explanation of French Revolutions, with some judicious remarks on the nature of "Napoleonic ideas" and the character of the "Prince Presi- dent" appears for the first time.

Buenos Ayres and the Provinces of the .Rio de la Plate; from their Discovery and Conquest by the Spaniards to the Establishment of their Political Independence. With some Account of their Present State, &c. By Sir Woodbine Parish, K.C.H., F.R.S., &e. Second edition, enlarged, with a new Map and Illustrations.

A System of Practical Mathematics ; to which are annexed, Accurate Tables of Logarithms, with Explanations and Examples of their Con- struction and Use. By John Davidson, A.M. Fifth edition.

Lectures and Addresses in Aid of Popular Education ; including a Lecture on the Poetry of Pope. By the Right Honourable the Earl of Carlisle. (The Traveller's Library.)

Border Tales, and Legends of the Cheviots and the Lammertnuir. By NV. H. Maxwell, Author of the "Stories of Waterloo," &c. (Bentley's Shilling Series.) Theodore Hook; a Sketch. Edition third. (Murray's Reading for the Rail.)

The Plower-Garden. With an Essay on the Poetry of Gardening. Reprinted from the "Quarterly Review." (Murray's Reading for the Rail.)

The honey-Bee. Reprinted from the "Quarterly Review." (Murray's Reading for the Bail.) The Night Side of Nature ; or Ghosts and Ghost-Seers. By Catherine Crowe, Authoress of "Susan Hopley," &c. In two volumes. (The Railway Library.) Education in England. Reprinted from the "Morning Advertiser," October 22, 24, 31, and November 15, 1851. Revolutions in France. Written for the last number of the "North British Review." Free Trade in Colonization. By Ferdinand Gasc, M.A., &a


Views in South America, from Original Drawings, made in Brazil, the River Plate, the Parana, &e. With Notes. By William Gore Ouse- ley, Esq., late her Majesty's Minister Plenipotentiary to the States of La Plata, &e.


A letter to the Right Honourable W. E. Gladstone, It P. for the Uni- versity of Oxford, on the Doctrine of Religious Liberty, &c. By the Reverend Charles Wordsworth, M.A., &e.

The British Empire and the Christian Faith; a Lecture. By George Troup.

Who are the Friends of Order? A Reply to certain Observations in a late number of Fraser's Magazine on the so-called "Christian Socialists." By the Reverend C. Kingsley junior.

Is a Liberal-Conserrative Government Practicable? By a Looker-on.

On the Management of Ships' Boats, &c. By William Stirling Lacon, Esq., H.C.S.

A Few Remarks on the Emendation, "who smothers her with paint- ing," in the Play of " Cymbeline," &e. By J. 0. lIalliwell, but., F.R.S., &c.