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The Autobiography of .Leigh. Hunt ; with Reminiscences of Friends and Contemporaries. In three volumes.

Wanderings in some of the Western Republics of America. With Re- marks upon the cutting of the great Ship Canal through Central Americas By George Byron, late Forty-third Light Infantry.

The History of Banking; with a comprehensive Account of the Origin, Rise, and Progress, of the Banks of England, Ireland, and Scotland. By WiLlnun John Lawson.

The Lyrical Dramas of ../Eschylus, from the Greek. Translated into English Verse by John Stuart Mackie, Professor of Latin Literature. in Marischal College, Aberdeen. In two volumes. Select Speeches of Me late Peter Burrowcs, Bog., K.C., at the Bar and in Parliament Edited, with a Memoir, by Waldron Burrowes, Esq., A.B. Barrister-at-law.

gle late Peter Burrowes was an Irish Whig barrister, who towards the close of the last century, and for the first fifteen years or so of the present century, enjoyed a considerable practice ; for a short time, too, he held a seat in the Irish Parliament, having been brought in by the popular party to op- pose the Union. As he advanced in life his practice began to fan off and in 1821, in his piaty-sixth year, he was appointed Judge of the Insolvent Debtors' Court ; a promotion he doubtless owed to his old friend Plunket, for he was opposed in politics to the Ministry. Burrowes was born in 1753, sad died soon after " Plain John " superseded Plunket ; after taking leave of whom, " he was observed to droop' —but eighty-nine was reason enough, assisted by an influenza, to carry hint off, without sentiment or friendship.

In a notice of Peter Burrowes in the Dublin University Magarine of last year, some alleged mistakes were made which gave Mr. Waldron Burrowes the opportunity he had looked for of pubfishing this memoir of hie relative, and a selection of his speeches. When we consider the length of time that has elapsed since Burrowes retired from forensic life, a volume was hardly called for. A counter " article," or a pamphlet memoir, would have answered the


purpose unless the " Mims " of Burrowes had been added to his life, which is not done.] Dietionary of Geography, Deseriptioe, Physioal, Statistieal, and Historical farming ; formg a complete General Gazetteer of the World. By Alex. Keith Johnston, F.R.S.E., &c., Author of " The Physical Atlas of National Phenomena " 8tc.

[This is likely to form the most complete and useful gazetteer that has ever been published, from the geographical knowledge and experience of the author, the labour that has been bestowed upon it, and the plan that has been laid down for its execution. The mass of guides and dictionaries are mere copies from other boobs, varying the style but repeating their errors, with very little additional knowledge. In Mr. Johnston's work, every article has been written from original materials; the position of every place has

been laid down from the i map, and then compared with the most accredited printed statements. Various improvements of detail are made,—as the addi- tion of the foreign and ancient name to the English ; Vienna, (Germ. Wien, anc. Vindobona,) for example. Scale has also been regarded, and with a consideration as to use ; those places which the mass of readers are the most likely to refer to being treated the fullest In the articles we have looked at, the execution is good; the information specific rather than general, clearly exhibited, and closely packed.]

Historical Analysis of Christian Civilization. By Professor Do Veri- cour, Queen's College, Cork, Author of " Milton and Epic Poetry," &e. [A summary narrative of European history from the birth of Christ to the present day ; in which a main purpose of the author is to endeavour to mark the influence of Christianity on the progress of mankind. The review is clear, and as full as the space permits: the leading facts and actors, with the changes in society and the growth of opinions, are presented in a style of greater plainness than force.]

The Couree of Creation. By John Anderson, D.D. Minister of Newburgh. [There is mote of novelty in the design of this book than in the matter. The reverend author takes Scotland, England, France, and Switzerland, for his subjects ; or speaking broadly, the districts lying between the Grampians-and the Alps, which in fact embrace within them the leading strata of the globe. These strata Dr. Anderson uses as themes for a popular exposition of geology, mingled with reflections of a religious as well as of a general nature ; whia give to his book a sermonizing air.]

The Earl's Daughter. By the Author of "Amy Herbert," &c. Edited by the Reverend W. Sewell, B.D., Fellow of Exeter College, Oxfbrd. In two volumes.

[The subject of this tale is a family history, told with much elegance of style and some pathos, that impart toeororeon incidents an interest which they would not otherwise possess. The element of the story is the love of a father for his motherless daughter, and his long agony at her illness and death, from consumption ; but this theme is relieved and varied by many characters, and some occurrences, presented in a truthful, aml, where the subject requires it, a touching manner. l'he Earl's Daughter is, however, rather a series of finished and truthful sketches of society than a. fiction ; the story having scarcely object enough for its length, and being deficient in purpose, artistically speaking. In a moral and religious point of view it has more end.]

The Tale of Cedars, or the Martyr; a Story of Spain in the Fifteenth Century. By Grace Aguilar, Anther of "Home Influence," &c. [The scene of this story is Spain, in the reign of Ferdinand and Isabella. The main interest is sought to be produced by the passion of an English Lan- casterian exile for aJewess ; the marriage of the Hebrew heroine, Marie, to a Spanish noble, in obedience to a promise to her dying father; and the machi- nations of an infidel inquisitor to make away with her husband and the Englishman, in order to get possession of the wife. There is nothing of novelty in the elements or their combination, nor has the style the requisite colour forsuch a subject; but it is, like all Miss Ageilar's tales, clever and readable.] The City of the Jugglers, or Free Trade in Souls. A Romance of the "Golden" Age. By W. North, Author of "Anti-Coningsby," &e. With. four highly-finished Etchings, by F. H. T. Bellew. [An extravaganza, in which polities, the press, the mercantile community, and the war in Hungary, are "shown up," as the author would express rt. There is some smartness of atyle, and a good deal of readiness, about The City of the Jugglers ; but it is very wild.] .Ellie Forestere ; a NoveL By John Brent, Erq., Author of "The Battle Cross," &c. In three volumes.

[May maintain the state of the circulating library world.]

"(veneration or Divine and Htlataft Nature ; a Poem, in six books. By George Maisland. [" The work now presented," says the preface, "has been altogether un- premeditated either in design or otherwise. As thoughts have occurred worth recording, they have been transferred to a note-book, which I have been in the habit of carrying about with me ; thence they have been passed through the mind, and as it were sublimated, so as to separate, as much as possible, the grosser parts, and present the pure poetic element. Afterwards they- have been thrown into their proper classes, with an approximate title to each claws" Such a mode of composition is not well adapted to produce anything save a single-authored cents), even in the ease of a great poetical genius; sad Mr. Marsland is not a great poetical genius.]

A Vision of Great Hen, with other Poems ; and Translations from the Poetesses of Germany, &e. By Caroline De Crespigny, Author of "My Souvenir," &c.

[A volume of occasional poems, with translations, designed to bring the merits of the German poetesses before the English reader, in order to re- move the prejudice with which the lady writers are regarded by their coun- trymen. Both the original pieces and the translations are pleasantly writ- ten, but in that conventional kind of style which distinguishes the majority ofirmual verses.' Social Position; or "Our Recommendations." A Satire.

[A satire on the more glaring weaknesses and defects of our social opinions and practices; written in the style of Pope, or rather of Pope's followers. The topics are well enough selected, and the judgments passed upon them sound : it is difficult to go wrong in the commonly obvious. The execution is deficient in the spirit and vigour of satire—in fact, prosaic.]

The English Settler's Guide through Irish Difficulties ; or a Handbook for Ireland, with reference to present and future prospects.

[Dialogues between an Irish clergyman and an English gentleman, on the famine and relief measures, the Irish plantation scheme, education, and agri- cultural improvement.]

Adams's Pocket Descriptive Guide to the Environs of the Metropolis, in a circuit of thirty miles round London. Embellished with a Map of the Environs, also a Map of the Thames from Eton to the Nore. By E. L. Blanchard.

[A brief and well-written compendium of the numerous excursions that may be made in every direction in the neighbourhood of London ; measuring neighbourhood by time, not by distance.]

The principal books among the new editions are "Chess and Chess- Players," and Bayard Taylor's "Eldorado." The first is a reprint of a variety of articles that Mr. George Walker has published in periodicals in reference to the game and its players ; sometimes taking the form of tales, sometimes of anecdotical or biographical sketches, and sometimes of the essay or article—as the account of the automaton chess-player. Taylor's " El- dorado " is chiefly remarkable as being already among the shilling volumes. Chess and chess-Players: consisting of Original Stories and Sketches. By George Walker.

Eldorado, or Adventures in the Path of Empire ; comprising a Voyage to California, via Panama; Life in San Francisco and Monterey, &c. By Bayard Taylor, Author of "Views Moot," &c. In two volumes. (Popular Library.) _Extracts for Schools and Families in aid of Moral and Religious Train- ing. Selected by J. M. Morgan. (The Phcenix Library.) Hope Leslie. By MUM Sedgwick, Author of "The Linwoods," &c. (The Railway Library.) An Inquiry, How far Consumption is Curable ; with Observations on the Treatment, and on the Use of Cod-liver Oil and other Remedies : with Cases. By James Turnbull, M.D., Physician to the Liverpool Infirmary, &e. Second edition, enlarged.


A Postscript to Archdeacon Hare's letter to the Honourable Richard Cavendish, on the recent Judgment of the Court of Appeal, 88 affect- ing the Doctrine of the Church.

A Reply to the Reverend W. Goode's letter to the Bishop of ,Exeter. By the Reverend Alexander Watson, M.A.

The Second Appendix to Mr. Turner's Letter to the Bishop of Man- chester; consisting of Translations of the several Foundation Charters of the College of Manchester, &c.

The Necessity of a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Condition of the Universities, &c. By the Reverend James William Innem, M A., &c.

Adult Schools. A Letter to the Lord Bishop of Norwich on the Esta- blishment of Adult Schools in Agricultural Districts. By a Country

Curate. .

National Benevolent Emigration Fund. Correspondence with her Ma- jesty's Government on Emigration.

Hints on the Employment of Agricultural Labourers, &c. By Mr. Benjamin Colchester, Ipswich, Suffolk.

Petitions, Memorials, &c. presented to her Majesty the Queen, and his Grace the Duke of Wellington, regarding various Forged Documents, imposed upon the Crown as true ; with Observations thereon. By F. Home, formerly Lieutenant-Colonel Fusilier Guards.

Tyranny in India ! Englishmen Robbed of the blessings of Trial by Jury and English Criminal Law &c. Abolition of the Viceroyalty of Ireland. A Letter to the Right Hon- ourable Sir James R. G. Graham, Bart., M.P., &c. on the Best Me- thod of giving effect to that Measure. By Lord Wiarncliffe.

Observations on the Indian Post-office, and Suggestions for its Improve- ment; with a Map of the Post-office Routes, and an Appendix of the present Postal Rates and Regulations. By Captain N. Staples, Ben- gal Artillery.

A Glance at the Ezhibition of the .Royal Academy, 1850.

Caird's High Farming Harrowed. By Cato the Censor. Reprinted from "Blackwood'sMagazine," with an Appendix.