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The meeting of Parliament appears not to have affected the operations

of the book-publishers. Mr. Murray has sent forth Mr. )3, orrow's "Lavengro," a species of autobiographical fiction, the scene of which is laid in England, and the substance of which will probably be found to contain some of the home experiences of the author, together with his opinions on various matters. Messrs. Longman have produced Sir George Head's Translation of the "Metamorphoses of Apaleiue,"—a work of great interest from itspicture of manners and superstitions of the Roman Erapireinthe second century, and from its being the origin of modern prose fiction, the joining-point as it were of the lighter literature of the ancient and modern world. The Hakluyt Society has published the collection of tracts (in those days men :who made discoveries were rarely longwinded in giving accounts of them) relating to the Discovery of America, with a long introduction and various illustrative matter. Charles Gilpin sends what appears a timely book on a curious subject—the history of the Protestant persecutions in Spain under Philip the Second. Mr. Chapman promulgates a new revelation touching "the Laws of Man's Nature and Development," in a series of letters between Henry George Atkinson, F.G.S., the discoverer, and Harriet Martineau, the disciple. Whatever else the volume may prove, it establishes at the outset the comfortable self-suffloieney of the writers. "I say [Atkinson loquitur] that all the systems of the whole world are wrong.

Lavengro ; the Scholar—the Gipsy—the Priest. By George Borrow, Author of " The Bible in Spain," &c. In three volumes.

The Metamorphoses of Apuleiu s ; a Romance of the Second Century. Translated from the Latin. By Sir George Head, Author of "A Tour of Many Days in Rome," &c.

Divers Voyages touching the Discovery of America and the Islands adjacent. Collected and published by Richard Hakluyt, Prebendary of Bristol, in the year 1582. Edited, with Notes and an Introduction, by John Winter Jones, of the British Museum. (Hakluyt Society.) The Spanish Protestants and their .Persecution by Philip IL; an Historical Work, by Seiior Don Adolfo de Castro. Translated from the original Spanish, by Thomas Parker.

Lettere on Gee Laws of Man's Nature and Development. By Henry George Atkinson, F.G.S., and Harriet Martineau.

Rambles beyond Railways; or Notes in Cornwall taken a-Foot. By W. Wilkie Collins, Author of the "Life of William Collins, BA.," 8ce. With Illustrations by Henry C. Brandling.