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Of the more promising miscellaneous books of the week, Mr. Baillie Coch- pane's volinne on "Young Italy" seems a slight affair, in which tales and travelling sketches are intermingled ; the design in each case being to throw uponthe politics or manners of modern Italy. The subject of Sir Henry untley's "Seven Team' Service on the Slave Coast" is important in itself, and of current interest: it ought to be a valuable book. "Marmaduke Lorn- mer " looks like a novel of incident and adventure in the present day. Young Italy. By Alexander Baillie Cochrane, )LP.

Seven Years' Service on the Slave Coast of Western Africa. By Sir Remy Huntley, Author of "Peregrine Scramble." In two volumes. Marmaduke Lorritner ; a Novel. By Joseph Middleton, Esq. In three volumes.

The Antiquities of Richborough, Reculver, and Lymne, in lent. By

Charles RoachSmith, F.S.A. Illustrated by F. W. Fairholt, F.S.A. [Reculver has long been familiar to the Cockney excursionist, not only as a conspicuous seamark, but as indicating the termination of his voyage to Margate. The relict of Richborough Castle, at the head of Pegwell Bay, on the road from Ramsgate to Sandwich, has been less familiar to the eye, notwithstanding its historical importance; while Lymne, on the borders of the Romney marshes, has remained still less known. A branch of the South-eastern Railway, however, passes near Richborough, and can drop the visitant at Sandwich : the modern facilities for locomotion, with the archte- °logical excavations now going on, may partially restore Lymne to its an- cient importance. Eacls of these places was the site of a Roman military station ; Riehborough being the most important, and then Lymne; Reculver was of a later date, erected most probably in the decline Of the Roman power, with the view of repelling the incursions of the Saxons, then beginning to be trouble- some. Various antiquaries at different times have occupied themselves with the history of these places, and the remains as they appeared in their day. Various collectors, among whom Mr. Rolfe of Sandwich is conspicuous, have preserved the specimens of pottery, coins, implements, and other things oc- casionally dug up from the ruins. To give an account of these articles, and a sketch of the history of the stations, as well as to describe their present appearance is the object of the handsome volume before us. This is done fully and minutely, and illustrated by a number of plates and wood-cuts. There is perhaps a shade too much of minuteness and antiquarian dis- quisition; but then it is designed for antiquaries' or those who wish to be- come such, by the pleasant way of surveying the things described for them- selves, as well as reading about them.]

The Bath Waters : their 'Uses and Effects in the Cure and Relief of va- rious Chronic Diseases. By James Tunstall, M.D., &c. LA popular account of the virtues of the Bath waters, the modes of using their general effects in disease, and the advantages of Bath as a place of residence. There is also a brief notice of various diseases in which Dr. Tunstall considers these once fashionable watershighly beneficial, if not cer- tain specs, with the results of his own experience in many roses, as a public and private practitioner.] A Selection from the Poems and .Dramalic Works of Theodor Kerner. By the Translator of the "Nibelungen-Treasure."

[The merits of Theodor Korner as a dramatist and poet were examined in the Spectator eight years ago:* we suspect that the plays and pieces in this volume, translated for the first time, will enable the English reader to confirm the opinion we then expressed, as to the unfitness of Korner's mind for the drama, and his general deficiency in poetical genius. The translation in the volume is smooth, but does not in any way make up for the innate deficiencies of the original.]

Poems. By Mary Ada ring. [A collection of miscellaneous poems by a young lady, scarcely seventeen years of nos • published, as we learn from the preface with the pious object of "advancing the interests of her family, who have just suffered an irre- parable affliction in the death of their beloved father."] The Orphan ; a Romance. By "Mateo."

[IL commonplace tale ; the heir to an estate carried off by gipsies at the in- stigation of the next in succession, and his eventual discovery and restora- tion.]

A Catechism on the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament, for the use of Church Schools. By the Reverend E. J. Phipps, BA., Rector of Devises.

[Questions on leading points of Scripture, arranged in the order of the books ; with brief answers, the pupil being referred to the chapter and verse for the means of furnishing fuller for himself.] The Family Friend. Volume H.

[The second volume of a twopenny fortnightly periodical, containing origi- nal music, patterns with directions for ladies' fancy-work, household infor- mation, .tales, and various papers on general and domestic subjects. The volume Is a neat half-crown's worth.] The Art of Questioning and Answering in French. By A. C. G. Jobert, late Editor of the " Journal de Geologic" of Paris, &c. Second edition.


The Grave of a British Senator ; a Sermon preached on the forenoon of Sabbath, 14th July 1860, in St. David's Church, by the Reverend John L. Adamson.

Memorial Lines on Sir Robert Peel. By Joseph Arnould, Esq., of the Middle Temple, Barrister-at-law.

Manifesto (or Declaration of Principles) of the French Protestant urrh of London, founded by charter of Edward VI., 24th July A.D. 1550.

A Treatise on Salt, Sze. By Robert Howard, M.D.

The Savings-Banks Bill, Government Annuities and Life Insurances, and the _Friendly Societies' Bill, Considered, in three Letters, ad- dressed to the Miter of the "Economist." By G. Poulett Serve, Req., M.P.

Fit-et Report of the Metropo'itan Sanatory Association, &e.

On the Claim to the Islands of Cervi and Sapienza. By William Mar- tin Leake, F.R.S., &c. Seeond edition, with a Postscript.

• Spectator, 1842; page 280.