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1822, and 1823. Commanded by Lieutenant, now Admiral FERDI- NAND YON WRANGELL, of the Russian Imperial Navy. Edited by Major EDWARD SABINE, R.A., F.R.S.

Travels in Germany and Russia; including a Steam 'Voyage by the Da- nube and the Euxine from Vienna to Constantinople, in 1838-39. By ADOLPHUS SLADE, Esq., R.N., Author of "Records of Travels in the East," &c.

The Works of Beaumont and Pletcher. With an Introduction by GEORGE

DARLEY. In two vole.

An Introduction to the Modern Classification of Insects; founded on the natural habits and corresponding organization of the different families. By J. C. Wasrw000, F.L.S., &c. In two vols.

Principles of Political Economy; or the Laws of the Formation of Na- tional Wealth, developed by means of the Christian Law of Govern- ment; being the substance of a Case delivered to the Hand-loons Weavers' Commission. By Wxrd.ram ATKINSON.

The History of British India. By JAMES Mint., Esq. Fourth edition ; with Notes and Continuation, by .110RACE HAiuAN WiLsos, F.R.S., &c. Vol. IV.

A Discourse.of the Pastoral Care, by the Right Reverend Father in God, GILBERT, late Lord Bishop of Sarum ; reprinted from the Author's latest edition, and now carefully revised ; with notes and references to the Fathers, by a member of the University of Cambridge ; and a Pre- fatory Address, by the Reverend THOMAS DALE, M.A., Vicar of St. Bride's, &e.

[This is a very good edition of Bishop BURNET'S characteristic and sensible address to clergymen on their parochial duties. The prefatory remarks by the Reverend THOMAS DALE, the editor, relate to a subject Whieli BURNET bandies with severity—the legal simony permitted in the Church by the pur- chase and sale of advowsons. By an induction of advertisements from a reli- gious journal, with the qualities in a living which sellers deem most attractive to divines, Mr. Dam: succeeds, without any difficulty, in showing the abuses that prevail, and the improper persons that must frequently be inducted into the Church. The practical remedy, he admits, is not so easy : he would have preferred that the State should buy up all lay patronage, and place it in the bands of diocesans, " under conditions, derived, not from modern theories of legislation, but the practices and usages of the early church." This, however, Ile owns cannot be : " the national funds are preferably expended on prisons, penitentiaries, police, and penal colonies ;" " men will only serve their God of that which costs them nothing." His plans are therefore confined to mitigate the evil of the abuse of patronage. Ile would restrict the power of presenta- tion to persons who have " served as licensed citrates for five or seven years ;" and he would have the whole patronage of the Crown transferred to the" se- veral diocesans in trust for the most deserving curates in their own dioceses of more than seven years standing."] Geology as a Science, applied to the Reclamation of Land from the Sea, the Construction of Harbours. the Formation of Railroads, and the Discovery of Coal; with an assumed outline snap of the granite formation of the earth. Second edition, with a Dissertation on Geology. By JOUR BOOKE, Author of " Free Trade in Corn," &c.

[The principal feature of this work is an attempt to apply the science of geo- logy to practical purposes upon every large scale,—as reclahning land frotn the sea on both coasts of England, especially the Wash on the Lincolnshire and Norfolk coasts, and Morecumbe Bay on the opposite side of the island ; the tide being also used as an instrument for improving the adjacent navigation. The proposals of the author seem to have excited attention, for his book has reached a second edition.] Llewelyn ; a Tale of Cambria. In four cantos. [The scene of this poem is laid in Wales and its vicinity, during the time of Edward the First. The Monarch, bent upon extorting fealty from Llewelyn, Las the bride of the Welsh chieftain carried off, in hopes of reducing him by so precious a pledge: but the English army being defeated, and the English being wounded, Justinian, after rambling about the field, "defying the Prince to mortal combat," and fighting a duel with "a cavalier in plainest armour drest," Edward is obliged to give up the lady and withdraw. The versification is generally easy, and sometimes spirited, but imitated from SCOTT; the inci- dents not so much romantic as improbable, taken from the common stock of wild romancists ; and the whole exhibits a want of that completeness of con- ception which springs from a full possession of the subject.] The Adventures of Ulysses. By CHARLES LAMB. To which is added, Mrs. Leicester's School ; or the History of several Young Ladies, re- lated by themselves. Ube first of these two reprints is a prose fiction founded on the story of Ulysses as developed in the Odyssey of HomEn; old CHAPMAN'S tough and sinewy translation serving as the groundwork. The second is a charming volume of autobiographical tales, written principally by the sister of CHARLES LAMB, who himself contributed but three of the ten : the simplicity, tender- ness, and kindly feeling of her brother's writings, pervade the sister's narratives, which have an air of truthfulness.]

The Poetical Works gf Charles Lamb.

Fragments of Voyages and Travels. By Captain BASIL HALL, R.N. First series.


Letter to Dimas Phillips, Esq., B.A., on the Connexion between the line Arts and Religion, and the means of their Revival. By HENRY DRUMMOND, Esq.

[The object of this letter is to show that excellence in the fine arts de- pends upon the purity and enthusiasm of the religious principle in the artist, and (as a necessary consequence) of the times in which he flourished ; the merit of works of art declining in a ratio with the workman's virtue. This Mr. DnuatatoND endeavours to show by an historical deduction, in which truth and error are strangely mingled ; the error being the writer's own, the truths common property—for the influence of religion on the fine arts has been often talked about. The conclusion, however, is not encouraging ; for the author allows that Protestantism in its prime was not friendly to art, and is worse in its age.]

A Defence of Joint-Stock Banks and Country Issues. By the Author of " Money and its Vicissitudes in Value," &c. iThis pamphlet consists of two parts,—the first part is a reprint of the Post- script to the author's work, Money and its Vicissitudes in Value; the second is a reply to Mr. JONES LLovo's late attack upon the Country Banks.] Church-Extension and Charch-Ertensionists. Two Lectures, delivered at the Chapel in South Place, Pillsbury. By PHILIP HARWOOD.

Euryanthe ; a grand romantic Opera, in three acts. By VON CHEEP. In German and English. The Music by KARL MARIA VON WEBER.

On the Present State of the Law as to Marriages Abroad between English. Subjects within the Prohibited Degree of Affinity.

Outlines of China, Historical, Commercial, Literary, Political. By RO- BERT BELL, Esq., Author of " The History of Russia," &c.

The Total Extinction of Tithe and Sale of all Church Properly recom- mended : showing how these may be made to cover the present deli, ciency in the public revenue, and the permanent advantages that wt result both to the Established Church and to the Nation. By %es.


English Causes Calibres; or Reports of Remarkable Trials. Edited and illustrated by GEORGE L. CRAIK. VOL I. (Knight's Miscellanies ) [This is one of the most useful and valuable works that have emanated fro' el the press of the publisher of " the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Know- ledge." There are few things of more interest to the mass of mankind, or more curious subjects of examination to the philosophical inquirer, than ins. portant trials well reported. The actions are often of the most extraordinary kind : they exhibit the minds of men stretched to the utmost in planning, per- petrating, and concealing their crimes ; they furnish remarkable materials for moral musing, and frequently great moral lessons by their display of ringoven. able passions rushing upon their own destruction by headlong indulgence. The chain of evidence, too, often illustrates in a remarkable manner the law of cense menees by which guilt seems fitted to discovery by its own nature and that of the circumstances around it ; and the most unnatural things are real and true. It is a less interesting point, but still very curious, that trials, whether civil or criminal, pretty fully indicate the manners of the time the bearing of authority, and incidentally the state of public opinion. The trials in the volume before us are eight in number ; all relating to the seventeenth century, and all criminal causes, except the great case of DAY versus DAY (1797) involving a case of legitimacy. They are not, however, a reprint of old reports: the editor has judiciously omitted merely dry, itim- portant, or formal matters, and has accompanied the narrative (for such the progress of the case may be called) with explanatory or critical remarks, and biographical notes upon the principal persons. It is a pity that the same good taste was not shown in the choice of a title ; for there is nothing gamed tither in sound or sense in the foreign one adopted.] Letters from it Citizen of the World to his Friends in the Bust. By Obsvma GoLnsiurrn. A new edition ; with original Notes, and illus- trative Wood-cuts. (Knight's English Classics.) [This part, formed of two numbers, completes the work. Besides °splints- tory foot-notes, it is profusely studded with cuts, which answer a double pm, pose, illustrating the manners and fitshions of our ancestors when Golan:emu wrote, and those of the Chinese at the present day. For example, who can look at the Chinese junk, (page 233,) without thinking what work a broadside inust make with her lofty sides, and how helpless she insist be with her square rig in maneuvering against a wind?) Magazines for Jane—Blackwooa's; Eraser's ; Tait's ; Bentley's; Lon- don ; Monthly Chronicle ; Polytechnic Journal ; Monthly Law; Dublin University ; The Citizen ; Colonial ; Asiatic Journal; Alex- ander's East India ; American Miscellany. The Westminster Recktv. (Late the London Review.) No. LXVI. June 1640.

[The Landon and Westminster Review Liss changed hands and changed names : no longer the London, it is to be the IVestminster only ; though its principles and most of the old contributors are retained. The present number has articles of great value and of passing interest : fi,r example, a very able and useful paper on the American Boundary question, by Mr. CHARLES Ber.r.ee ; and a paper, by a writer evidently possessing a practical knowledge of Africa and the Africans, on Mr. Bevrox's new nostrum for stopping the Slave- trade. Among the lighter articles, there is an elaborate notice of GEORGE CRIIIKSHANK, with an infinite number of illustrations by himself, both wood- cuts and copper-etihings.] A Dictionary, Geographical, Statistical, and Historical, of the various Countries, Places, and principal Natural Objects in the World. By J. R. M‘Cchcoen, Esq. Part IV.

A Chart of Port Nicholson, New Zealand. Surveyed by E. M. CHAP. runs, 11.N. 1839. [A chart of the harbour of that part of New Zealand purchased by Colonel WAKEFIELD for the first settlement in the Company's colony. The soundings arc distinctly marked, the scale hieing large ; and the indentations and surface of the coast are indicated very. neatly. The style in which it is got up is creditable to Mr. WYLD; who has done service to captains trading to Port Nicholson by publishing it.] ne Works of Josephus. Translated by W. l'i"InSTON, A.M. Part IV. Master Humphrey's Clock. No. lx. The Tower of London. Part VI. Poor Jade. lly Captain Maeurar, C.B. No. VT. Dictionary of the Art of Printing. By WILLIAM SAVAGE. No. H. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments. A new Translation, with copious Notes, by Enwann WILLIAM LANE, Illustrated by many hundred wood-cuts. Part XXV.

Juvenile Historical Library. By Miss CORNER. Part VI.—England and Wales.

Paul Periwinkle. No. XIII.

Wilson's Remarkable Trials of all Nations and all Eras. Part II. Am:anti:us, the Devil on 2 tvo Sticks. Newly translated by Joseen Toonas, from the French of Le Sage. Illustrated by 'Toss JOHAN- NOT. Part 11.

Brother Jonathan. No. II.

Cozi Toolnal. Part II.

The Luenbrations and Adventuresof the Queer Bachelors' Junto. Part II. Life and Times of Dick Whittington. Part III. Thomas's Life of Napoleon. Part X I II. Canadian Scenery Illustrated. From Drawings by W. H. BARTLETT. The Literary Department by N. 1'. WILLts, Esq. Part V. Illustrations 013ritisli Costume. By LE0PoLn and CHARLES MARTIN.

Part IV.

The Pictorial Edition of Shakspere. Part XX.—King Henry the Sixth, Part First.

The Pictorial History of Ragland. Part X L. The Pictorial History of Palestine. Part XI. Heath's II averley Gallery of the principal limale Characters in Sir Wol- ter ScOtt's Romances and Poems. Part III.