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Memorials and Correspondence of Charles Tames Fox. Edited by Lord John Russell. Volume III.

History of the Ottoman Turks, from the Beginning of their Empire to the Present Time. Chiefly founded on Von Hammer. By F. S.

Creasy, M.A., Professor of History in University College, London. In two volumes. Volume I.

Tropical Sketches ; or Reminiscences of an Indian Journalist. By William Knighton, ILA., Author of "Forest life in Ceylon." In two volumes.

A Sketch of the Rise and Progress of Christianity. By Robert William Mackay, M.A., Author of The Progress of the Intellect, as exemplified in the Religions Development of the Greeks and Hebrews." (Chapman's Quarterly Series.) 2i7ements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind. Volume III. (The Collected Works of Delphi Stewart, Volume IV.) Women as they Are. By One of Them. By the Author of "Margaret, or Prejudice at Home." In two volumes.

The Old Chelsea Bun-House, a Tale of the Last Century. By the Author of "Mary Powell."

The Study vf Language : an Exposition of " Kirsa Ilreeavra, CIT the Diversions of Parley, by John Horne Tooke." By Charles Richardson, LLD., Author of "A New Dictionary of the English Language." [The judicious endeavour of a veteran philologist to extend the philosophical study of language by popularizing Horne Tooke's Diversions of Purley. Admitted in the author's own day as a contribution to philosophical grammar at once ingenious, novel, and profound, and that in spite of his =philosophical attacks upon political opponents, the " Diversions " lost some of its popular celebrity after the social celebrity of Horne Tooke had died away, to give signs of revival in a second generation. The display of personal animosity already alluded to, the strain upon the attention its study requires, and not least perhaps the bulky form in which the work originally appeared, rendered it not well adapted for popular perusal. Dr. Richardson has done good service to the "study of language" in this very judicious and compact recast; for the book is much more than an abridgment.]

The Doctrines of the _Bible developed in the Facts of the Bible. With an Appendix, containing a Catechism on each Section • for the use of Families Scripture Classes, and Schools. By the Reverend George Lewis, Anther of "The Bible and Breviary ; or Ritualism Self-Illustrated," &e.

La is the opinion of the Reverend George Lewis that Christianity is "a religion of historical facts," its doctrines being manifested in actions by means of actors. As regards the leading doctrines of Christianity:this may be correct; but not as regards doctrines in the theological sense, since they are drawn from discourses or epistles—that is, from words. However, the book is a series of sermons on certain general subjects, not very strikingly exemplifying the theory of the writer. There are discourses on the general subject of "Jehovah" as the One God, the Personal God, &c. Again, "Sin in History," treats of sin in patriarchal man before and after the Flood, in Jewish man, and in Christian man, besides the nature of sin in general] The Anti-Sabbatarian Defencelessness ; or the Sabbath Established upon the ruins of the Objections of its Enemies. By the Reverend J. G. Stewart.

[Arguments in a series of lectures to show that the Sabbath was instituted at the creation as a universal moral law binding upon all men ; and that the spirit of the Jewish Sabbath was confirmed by Christ, instead of being relaxed, as some of the Anti-Sabbatariana maintain.] The _Picture-Book far the Young. By Mary Hewitt. With twenty Illustrations by E. Morin.

[Mrs. Howitt'e part in this attractive little volume consists of sketches of country doings in juvenile life' -with a slight thread of story ; and appears to have been written to illustrate the " illustrationa "—designs first, and text afterwards. Mr. Morin, evidently a French artist, is in manner too direct an imitator of Gavarni, who has supplied half the light designers in France with a style. He has a bright characteristic talent of his own, however, great motion and rapidity, and an eye for animal nature,—a point less often brought forward by the French than the English, although the most exquisite and fine-minded of all animal-drawers was the French Grandville. A second titlepage intimates that this book is intended to "assist the young in drawing and colouring" : but for this Mr. Morin is in fact too free and easy, and knows his business as an artist too thoroughly. It requires a trained eye totiocatch in his hasty arbitrary lines and haft-defined forms the general

to the objects represented. Even Mn. Hewitt has taken for a goat what to our perception is indisputably a lamb—not strictly made out in form, but understood in character by the artist. Mr. Morin's figures stand, run, and squat, with genuine legs and spines ; and he promises to prove an acquisition among illustrators on wood.] The Blue Ribbons; a Story of the Last Century. By Anna Harriet Drury, Authoress of "Friends and Fortune," .1ke. Illustrated by Birket Foster.

[A very . charming tale of French peasant life under the old regime; in which virtuous misfortune, persecuted by a Beillis deputy to foolish to rise to wickedness, is defended and relieved by Marie Antoinette. Novelty is given to the old idea of a sovereign whose rank is unknown getting acquainted in person with the true merits of a case by making the Queen ap

pear to be a fairy to a boyish devourer of fairy case, as well as by the appropriateness of the incidents. The lightness and gayety of the Court are well hit off by Miss Drury, with an indication of deeper things. She also sees that a peasant boy is in danger of being spoiled by so much notice as falls to the lot of Alexia, and guards against it in the tale.]

The Battle of Alma, and its Incidents. By an Officer. [Verses which owe any interest they may possess to their theme rather than to themselves. There is srme novelty of treatment arising from the manner in which the " Officer " distributes the subject into features,—the advance, the position, the battle, the retreat. There are copious notes, and returns of the killed and wounded.] Flax and Hemp, their Culture and Manipulation. By E. Sebastian Delamer, Author of" Pigeons and Rabbits." With Illustrations. Odds and Ends from an Old Drawer. By Werdna Retnyw, M.D. Illustrated by McConnell. [Two of Messrs. Routledge's shilling publications. Flax and Hemp is a timely treatise on the nature, cultivation, and manipulation of those plants; the object of the writer being to render us independent of Russia. Odds and Ends is a reprint of papers, both in prose and verse, from different pert