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AMERICAN EDITIONS OF FOREIGN WORKS. Hints to Parents. In two Parts. In the Spirit of Pestalozzi's Method. From the third London Edition. 1825. 18mo. pp. 72. Salem. Whipple & Lawrence.
Theodore, or the Peruvians; a Tale, translated from the French of Le Brun. 18mo. New York. George Champley.
Cornelii Schrevelii Lexicon Manuale Græco-Latinum et Latino-Græcum. Editio hæc Americana, cum nitida illa (xxii.) Edinensi nuperima, accurate comparata et emendata. 8vo. New York. Collins & Hannay.
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Matilda ; a Tale of the Day. 12mo. Philadelphia. E. Littell.
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In these remarks we beg not to be understood as reflecting on the translator of this work. We are willing to believe that she has executed her laudable task with fidelity and ability, and only regret that her labors should be brought before the public under such a disadvantage, through the ill management of her publishers.
The Study of Medicine. By John Mason Good, M. D. F. R. S. 8vo. 5 vols. Fourth American Edition. Boston. Wells & Lilly.
Cornelius Nepos de Vitâ Excellentium Imperatorum. From the third Edition of J. H. Bremi. With English Notes. 12mo. pp. 174. Boston. Cummings, Hilliard, & Co.
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Christian Researches in Syria and the Holy Land in 1823 and 1824, in furtherance of the Objects of the Church Missionary Society. By W. Jowett, A. M. With an Appendix, containing the Journal of Mr Joseph Greaves, on a Visit to the Regency of Tunis. 8vo. pp. 364. Boston. Crocker & Brewster and Others.
WORK PROPOSED. A COLLECTION of the Best Plays in the FRENCH LANGUAGE, containing the most approved TRAGEDIES AND COMEDIES of the First Class, with Notes EXPLANATORY of Idioms, and an InTRODUCTION containing a Sketch of the History of French Literature and its Rules. By N. M. Hentz.
The following extract from Mr Hentz's Prospectus, will acquaint the reader with the proposed character and objects of his work.
"The want of such a work, published in this country, has been felt by those persons, who, wishing to become acquainted with the French Theatre, are obliged to purchase a number of comparatively useless volumes. In Racine's works, for instance, independent of the two first plays, which few would be tempted to read, the two last volumes are almost entirely filled with letters and other works, which fewer still would ever peruse. The smallest collection of Corneille's Chefs-d'ouvre has four volumes. Those of Voltaire have the same number. Molière's Plays are seldom found in less than eight volumes. Thus one must procure at least twentyone volumes in order to obtain a perusal of the four writers of the first class. Besides, that many of the plays contained in those collections seldom engage the attention of the reader, there are a number in which it would be desirable, that many scenes were omitted. In a word, it is very seldom that those who read French, with a view to study the literature of that language, attempt to read more than ten or twelve plays. Those are now offered to the public with the addition of one or two plays of other eminent authors, and notes explanatory of idioms, local allusions, &c. It is intended, that the collection shall contain Le Cid, Les Horaces, and Cinna, of Corneille ; Andromaque, Iphigénie, and Athalie, of Racine ; Zaïre, Merope, and Mahomet of Voltaire; Le Misanthrope and Tartuffe, of Molière ; Le Légataire Universel of Regnard ; La Métromanie of Piron; and possibly L’Avare of Molière. This last will be added if the size of the volume should permit it.'
The work is intended to contain six or seven hundred pages, octavo, and to be published by subscription. The price to subscribers is fixed at three dollars.
NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW.
Adair, his work on the descent of to little known, ib._situation,
the Indians from the ten tribes, extent, and ancient history,
412-climate and productions,
noticed and commended, 228. tury, 413, 414—form of govern-
preparation of the Declaration the divan exists only in name,
ib.-dependence on the Otto-
Dey, ib.--division into three
417-principal officers are for-
respecting the interior of Afri- 417, 418-depredations on A-
ca, 108--where detected, ib. merican commerce, 419–treaty
mittees of correspondence, 381, 421-broken by the Dey, and
382, note-his letters, 382. war declared, ib. peace of
languages unsatisfactory, 83— 423—-bombarded by the English
America, a most important meas-
Shaler, reviewed, 409—hither- 165-his circular, ib.-quoted,