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bodying only the views in which all the judges fully and others,) and being on his death-bed, requested concur, is of course very brief. This plan is ad- one of several neighbors who were present, to mirably carried out by Judges Cabell, Stanard, write his will. That neighbor, sitting by B.'s bedAllen, and Baldwin, in many opinions which it would side, wrote from bis dictation, in the hearing of be difficult to amend by materially shortening them. three others, a will emancipating his slaves and Yet many others of this class can be shortened, disposing of his whole estates, real and personal
. with advantage; some, one third-others one half— The will was then read to B., he approved it
, sat and others two-thirds or more.
up, and attempted to sign it; but desisted, saying The fourth great cause of excessive bulk in he could not see-and requested the writer to sign Law Reports is the insertion of cases which ought it for him. The writer had taken the pen, and was to be omitted ; or only brief abstracts of them in- in the act of writing B.'s name, when B. swooned. serted. These are cases not decided by the num- The three other persons, at the writer's request, ber of judges requisite to make them binding, as soon afterwards signed their names with him to the precedents. Such are those in which only three will as witnesses. B. died two or three hours after of the five judges were sitting, and only two of the swooning; having done or said nothing farther to three concurred in the decision; or those where complete the will. four judges sitting, were divided two and two in The County Court on motion of the emancipated opinion. In this latter event, the decision appeal- slaves, admitted the paper to probate, as B.'s oneed from is confirmed ; and in the former, the opin- cupative will. ion of the two judges prevails : but neither deci- The Circuit Court, on appeal, reversed that sea. sion is in the slightest degree obligatory upon any tence; and the persons claiming emancipation ap court or person, except in that single case. And pealed to the Court of Appeals. the only effect of reporting it, is to present ques- Grattan for appellants—assigned as counsel by tionable if not false lights as to the Law. In 20 the court. Grattan, the cases of Wilson 3. Burfoot, and Siter Harrison and C. Johnson for appellees. &c., v. McClannahan, jointly containing 70 pages, The court--by Allen, J. were decided by two out of three judges; while The statute (1 Rev. Code, p. 433, 953,) author. Pollock v. Glassel, of 33 pages, was decided by izes two modes of emancipation : one, by will; the the full concurrence of but two out of four,-a third other, by an instrument of writing executed, atjudge dissenting as to three out of six points, and tested, and proved or acknowledged in the mode the fourth dissenting yet further. This case, we prescribed. The will intended, is such a will, so think, had better not been reported; on account of executed and proved, as to constitute by law a its tendency to produce misunderstanding about the valid testamentary disposition of properties of the law which it determines. The two former cases kind referred to in it. The mode in which a valid certainly ought not to have been reported. In 3d disposition might be made by will, had been preGrattan, the cases of the Rivanna Company v. viously regulated : it was not the purpose of the Dawson, Yerby v. Lynch, and Garner's case, statute, by attaching new qualifications to a wil amounting to 195 pages should have been omitted emancipating slaves, to distinguish between it and the two last for reasons already given,-and the a will disposing of slave property otherwise. The first because it was decided by only two judges out directions of the statute, in the clause under conof three. The propriety of inserting Sheppards v. sideration, must refer, and be restricted, to the Turpin, and Wills v. Spraggins, (57 pages,) was “ other instrument” by which the owner was auquestionable, from the doubtful concurrence of one thorized to emancipate. of the three sitting judges. We have not examin- The decedent's declarations
, as proved and reed 1st Grattan with reference to its cases that duced to writing, constitute a good nuncupatire should have been omitted. But such abound through will; and as such, were properly admitted to probate all the Virginia Reports.
by the county court. Let us exemplify the compressibility of the la- Judgment of Circuit Court reversed, and sentence test of these reports, by abridging for our readers, of County Court affirmed. two cases-taken, one from 1st, and the other from STANARD, J. dissented from so much of the opin2nd Grattan. The former contains in the printed ion as beld the paper to be a good nuncupatire form, nearly fourteen pages, of which eleven are will. the arguments of counsel. These we shall omit This abridgment contains 391 words: the printaltogether. The latter, in print, contains nearly ed report, 4,100! By referring to the chief authorifive pages, of which two and a half are counsel's ties cited by the counsel, the abridgment might be arguments.
usefully enlarged. Phoebe and others v. BorgesS.
The second case we abridge, is (1 Grattan, 129-143.)
Strider v. Reid's Admr,, 2 Grattan, 38–43. (Absent, Cabell and Brooke, J.s)
Reid, having mortgaged a negro boy for debt
, Boggess, in 1844, owning several slaves (Phæbe'made a written agreement with Strider, that Stri
der should pay :hat debt, and that Reid should leave themselves, along with our abridgments, and with the boy in S.'s possession till a day specified (about all that we have said; and to judge if we have tbree years distant,) and then refund to S. the mo- overstrained any thing—10 see if we have not more ney be had paid, and take the boy; or receive the than made good our early positions. Strike out additional sum which the boy might then be worth the cases which ought not to have been inserted, at a fair valuation, and make a good title for him and condense properly the remaining ones, and to S.: also that R. should procure an assignment would not these books be reduced to less than one to S. of the existing mortgage.
fifth of their present dimensions ? Strider paid the debt; and the mortgagee wrote We are glad to see that Mr. Grattan is restoron the mortgage an assignment of it to S., but il ing, to some extent, the sort of brief marginal abwas nerer delivered to him.
stract which Gilmer's and Randolph's Reports used Reid died a year or more after the day appointed to give of the points decided. But he still has for his refunding the money, without having al- something to amend in this respect. Many of his tempted to redeem the boy: and some time after- abstracts are not so concise as they might be. wards his administrator sued in Chancery to re- The court, we believe, and not the reporter, dedeem the slave; insisting that the agreement be- termines what cases shall be reported. And when tweea Reid and Strider was only a mortgage. the court gives ever so long and ever so rambling The Circuit Court, being of that opinion, decreed an opinion, or set of opinions, in a case, we doubt Ibat Strider should deliver up the boy, and pay a if the reporter is at liberty to condense or remould. balance due for his hires, after deducting from them No matter where the fault lies we wish it noted, the money which S. had paid for Reid, with its in- and hope it will be corrected by whoever can corterest.
rect it. If necessary we would even invoke the Strider appealed.
high powers of Public Opinion and the Legislature Cooke, for appellant, cited i Wash. 14, 125; 7 to remedy the varied grievances of our Law-ReCra. 218 (or Pet. Cond. Rep. 479 ;) i Call 280; ports. and 2 Call 421.
If it is not already apparent from what we have C. and G. N. Johnson, for appellee, cited Coote said, let us now say, that no censure is due to our on Mortgages, p. 9 to 13, in vol. 18 of Law Li- present Reporter for the faults we have been pointbrary; 7 Cra. 218; the cases quoted in 2 Rob.'sing out. They came down to him not only from Pract. 51; 10 Leigh, 251; and Coote on Mort- all his Virginia predecessors, but his English ones ;
and they are shared with him by his brethren in The Court, by Allen, J.
all the sister states, into whose reports we have The contract of Reid with Strider was a condi- looked. The cumbrousness of Law Reports is one tional sale of the slave, at a fair valuation. The of the many follies which we have borrowed from mode of ascertaining the price was for the seller's Mother England, -along with a far greater numbenefit; which frees this case from an objection ber of things inestimably good. If Mr. G., in his sometimes urged, that such contracts are devices future volumes, fail to amend what it is in the reto obtain property from needy debtors at less than porter's power to amend, we shall attribute the a fair value. Possession was delivered to the pur- failure to what seems a general truth in regard to chaser, who was entitled to retain it until the time such work—that it does not suit a lawyer of a very fixed for payment of the money, without accounting high order. The ablest lawyers have commonly for hires. The seller reserved the right to abro- made the most indifferent reporters : as the doers gate the contract of sale, by returning the money of great actions have rarely excelled in recording advanced, without interest : and if not so abrogated and celebrating them. The best, the fairest, the the contract became executed, and Strider became ablest speech that we have ever heard in any civil liable for the balance of the slave's value. It was cause, was made by Mr. G.: we shall only be error, therefore, to hold the contract a mortgage. sorry--not surprised--if such a mind as his cannot
As it appears by the commissioner's report, that be brought to do the plodding drudgery involved in the slave was worth $600 about the day appointed our beau ideal of Law-Reports. Let him rememfor Reid's refunding the $180 which Strider had ber, however, that the mightiest of quadrupeds paid in discharge of the mortgage debt, S. should cannot only launch a ship, but pick up a pin : and have been decreed to pay $420, the balance, after that the vastest of human intellects that of Bacon) dedacting the $180; with interest from that day is eulogized by the first of living writers no less till paid.
for its power of grasping small things, when utility Decree recorded with costs: and a decree en- bade, than for its power to span the universe. tered according to the foregoing opinion.
Let all Reporters, let all Law-book makers, reThe case as reported contains 1,485 words : our member how incredibly, beyond any former examabridgment, 466. Io the book the court's opinion ple, the calls upon readers' minds are now multicontains 290 words ; in the abridgment, 197. plying—at home, in the neighboring sovereignties
The reader is invited to examine the Reports and in England : how new subjects of contest, and
new principles of decision, are continually spring-, with regard to the long spoken of Tehuantepec Canal, ca ing into view: how many thousand fresh themes of not fail to strike the reader, as it certainly did us. W interest, in society, politics, literature, and science, along with many others, (like the man who found a mil crowd upon the mental eye, and crave a share of tended purpose, in all respects, except that there was a
site on the top of a mountain admirably adapted to the in attention! Then let them remember (what the appearance of water in the neighborhood to set the machine witty Sidney Smith and Macaulay after him, have ry in motion,) had been in the habit of regarding this as th suggested) that men once lived near a thousand first stage to China, without asking ourselves where the years, and could then afford to be tasked with vo- We confess ourselves under great obligation to Lieat
water was to come from that was destined to float the ship Juminous books, such books as are written for law
ry. We wanted light, and be has given us enough to mak yers ; but that the great Flood reduced man's life uz doubt all mere theory for the rest of our days. to three score and ten-a span too brief for masses This is certainly one of the most remarkable papers of reading suited only to antediluvians.
the day, and whether its speculations, (which are not ng March 10, 1848.
merous by the bye,) be just or not, must command the mos serious attention. If he is a theorist, he is a very bold one if his paper is designed to set forth mere speculations, i cannot be denied that he is a most original thinker; if b be merely indulging his fancy, he has made a most ona: countable display of practical knowledge. We cannot belt believing that this paper is likely to produce no small de
gree of sensation, both here, and abroad. Let its fate be EDITOR'S TABLE.
what it may, however, the author will be classed among tbe first minds of the age.
We again commend our readers to the diligent perusale
this paper, and a thorough understanding of its contents, A LINE OF STEAMERS TO CHINA. Although it is not a babit with us to call attention to particular articles, which appear in our pages, yet we feel con.
INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGES. strained by the very peculiar nature of that, which is laid Mons. Alexandre Vattemare, the enlightened founder before the public, in our present number over the signature of the System of International Exchanges has made a visit of Lieut. Maury, to violate a general rule. The reader, we to our city in the prosecution of his praiseworthy designs
, are assured, will find in the essay in question, ample ground and has been received with cordiality by the Legislature of to excuse us for a departure from what we may fairly des- Virginia. He brought with him many valuable contribuignate as a foregone conclusion.
tions to the State Library from corporations and societies The project developed by Lieut Maury, and to which Mr. in Europe. We had the pleasure of a long conversation King awards him the title of discovery, opens to the mind's with Mons. Vattemare, in the course of which he set forth eye a boundless vision of national greatness and power. with great enthusiasm and feeling, a plan for an institution The trade of the East-the wealth and jewels of the Ori- of great interest to be established in the City of Paris ent-has been, from the earliest ages, the object to which this plan, which must address itself at once to the gratie has been directed the attention of all the nations of the tude and national pride of every American, is (in bis own elearth. From this were derived the splendor of the Ptolemies, oquent language) “ to build up, in the most splendid edifice and the magnificence of the Caliphs. For this, Venice es of the metropolis of the old world—the Hotel de Ville-a poused the Adriatic, and with the spolia opima of the In- special and enduring monument of American genius," by dies rose to an unexampled height of commercial prosperi- founding an American Library to consist solely of the freety. It was, at once the day-dream of the Spaniard and the will offerings of the people of the United States to the cherished hope of the world-seeking Genoese.” The City of Paris. In the hall set apart for this purpose, daring navigators, who first braved the perils of the deep, State of the Union will have an alcove expressly appropri: did not doulot that their barks would be borne on to ated for the reception of its contributions, distinguished by “Where the gorgeous East with richest band
its armorial bearings, its name and the date of its incorpo Showers on her kings barbaric pearl and gold,”
ration. Here the thousands of visitors wbo frequent the
Hotel de Ville will learn something at least of the instituand in more modern times--nay, even in our own day-the tions of America, here may be seen at every tura the reprofusion of the Naboh has attested the abundant rewards cords of her greatness and her glory, and here the Ameri: of the traffic of the British East India Company. To se can citizen, who shall linger in the gayest of European cure the trade of Asia to ourselves, to cause this rich cur. capitals, may walk with a proud step and survey with a rent to flow through our land, is assuredly then an object of feeling of generous exultation what has been, in some mea. paramount importance.
sure, the work of his own hands. In this noble enterprise We are not prepared to pass judgment upon the views of Mons. Vattemare invites the coöperation of all “ StateLieut. Maury, the subject being in a great degree new to Legislatures, cities, corporations, scientific societies, auus, though it undoubtedly possesses interest for all. Yet thors, artists, publishers and amateurs." We are assured there appears to go along with him so much of reason based that this appeal will not be in vain and that Mons. Vatteupon knowledge, that we consess ourselves almost half-con- mare, when he shall recross the Atlantic, will carry with vinced before we are half-informed. We acknowledge that bim the materials for a worthy beginning of the work
. If we were “startled from our propriety," when we learned, may be well to stale, for a better understanding of the for the first time, a fact, which might have been very easy scheme, that all private donations intended for the Library, of ascertainment, that New Orleans is 3,000 miles nearer should be sent in the name of the State, where the donar in the direction of travel to China, than Panama. Upon resides, with the donor's name subjoined, as for example, examination, we find that it so indeed. The practical know." The State of Virginia to the City of Paris. Presented ledge which he has shown bimself to possess of all matters by —" All persons in our own State desiring to con
ribate will send their offerings to the State Librarian, who,“Angels' visits,” both in paucity and value. Text-hooks s instructed by a vote of the Legislature to forward them must supply their deficiencies. o their destination.
Mr. Folsom's edition was a decided improvement. It To this System of International Exchanges, Mons. Vat. was more handsomely and correctly printed, not only than enare has directed all the energies of his mind and body the old one, but than even Professor Lincoln's. It embra. for many years. He has spent a large private fortune in ced extracts from 40 books, and among them some of the Is establishment and asks in return only a recognition of most interesting portions of the early history, and of the Is high claims. Simply as tending to advance the cause decade containing an account of the Second Punic War; Science and the Fine Arts, it deserves all the assistance but it still labored under the great defect of meager and we can afford it, but as affecting the social relations of dif- unsatisfactory notes, which rendered it inevitable that it ferent countries, as binding them together by the sense of should be superseded. butual coartesies and good-feeling, we cannot too highly Lincoln's has less text, but far more commentary. ommend it. We bespeak for Mons. Vattemare, wherever e may go, the distinguished recep:ion he so eminently de. what may be called the poetic portion of the work, and
He has first given some specimens from the earlier or erres at the hands of the American people.
then some from the later or more authentic. He has the twenty-first and twenty-second books entire, having selected them, because they describe the origin of the second Punic War, and its progress until after the battle of Can. nae, and accompanied them by a map showing the route of
Hannibal over the Alps. His plan of Rome is also exNotices of New works.
ceedingly useful, in connexion with a book describing so many transactions which took place in the city.
The annotations, which occupy about one third of the Titus Livius.— Selections from the Five First Books, to- volume, are brief and judicious, being usually directed to gether with the Twenty-First and Twenty-Second Books points of real importance, and making those points clearly entire. Chiefly from the test of Alchefski, with English
intelligible. Netes for Schools and Colleges. By J. L. Lincoln, Pro
Nothing can be more erroneous, than the supposition, fessor of Latin in Brown University.
With an accompa
that a very small modicum of ability and learning, suffice syang plan of Rome, and a Map of the Passage of Hanni- to write grammars and commentaries. But the mistake bal New York. D. Appleton of Co., 200 Broadway.- may well be excused, when we see so many lamentable Phualadelphia. G. S. Appleton, 148 Chesnut Street.
instances in which men, without clear conceptions, and
without judgment, accumulate a inass of crudities, often The lovers of classical literature in the United States, more unintelligible, than the difficulties which they profess umid many discouraging circumstances, have reason to re- to elucidate. joice in the increasing number and excellence of the school A real grammarian or annotator must not only possess an editions constantly issuing from the American Press. The extensive and accurate knowledge of his subject, but a clear taste and habits of our people must be completely revolu- head, filled, not with the idea of displaying his own erudiLionized, before the ponderous editions, so common in Eu- tion, but of leading his readers along the most direct and rope, can be saleable or eren possible in America. But obvious path to a point from which they can have a clear the cheap text-books of Felton, Dillaway, Packard, Wool- and extended view of the subject under discussion. sey, Owen, Cleaveland and many others, are ample enough The diction should be simple and perspicuous, and all for the brief time, and briefer patience of our scholars. extraneous matter should be carefully excluded. The con
That indefatigable and voluminous compiler, Anthon, has stant recurrence of pedantic technical phrases, is a wretch. almost completely neutralized the real excellence of his ed draw back on the utility of both commentaries and gramproductions by stuffing them to repletion.
We have hailed the Livy of Professor Lincoln with great One annotator not satisfied with clearing up every real pleasure, not because we resemble the valiant Baron of difficulty, “ seeks a knot in a bulrush,” and writes a long Bradwardine in ever having made the author of it our vade- note on “ rubro sanguine," in which he most scientifically Decum, or because we set any peculiar value on the work informs us, that oxyde of iron is the coloring matter of as a bistory. The Niebuhr school have succeeded in re- blood. Is it surprising, that any young man of sprightli. dueing it, when considered in that aspect, into the same ness, after reading one such note on a Latin poet, should class with Ivanhoe, and, like all innovators, have adduced skip half the rest, 10 avoid being bored again by a treatise strong reasons for overthrowing this venerable fabric of on animal chemistry ? blind credality, formerly erected around the authority of Another gives notes so few and short, and so carefully ibe eloquent Roman. Bat Niebuhr bimself has, in warm avoids every thorny passage in the original, that a learner teras, acknowledged the matchless beauty of the compo- soon ceases to consult a help which he perceives to be silion, which is peculiarly fitted to charm all youths who merely nominal. have the capacity, and due preparation for its intelligent Others are guilty of a far more pernicious offence, in perisal.
giving liberal translations of difficult portions, without one la the United States, they have long needed a better particle of the granımatical, historical, geographical or other nide to the sense and excellencies of this admirable wri- information, 'necessary to a comparison of the two idioms, ter. The only American edition prior to that of Folsom, or a proper understanding of the anthor's meaning. Ediwhich we have seen, is one printed at Cambridge, contain-tions on this plan, ought to be utterly repudiated, as affording the first fire books only, and without a single note. ing strong encouragement to indolence and ignorance, by Bach editions, at least when well.printed, which this old furnishing idle parrots with words, as substitutes for ideas. edition is not, in the hands of teachers who have the abili- Prof. L. has avoided the faults to which we have alluded. 15, industry and time to give the requisite explanations His notes are brief and simple, without often pretermit. themselves, or to direct their pupils to the proper sources ting what requires elucidation; we say often, because we of information, may be made highly useful. But in these have observed some cases, in which, no doubt accidentally, days of Telegraphic education, such instructors resemble' he has overlooked passages, absolutely unintelligible to be
ginners without explanation. He appears to have had ac-| Dumas publishes his bad morality in the 'Siécle' and Sue cess to the best annotators, and editions, and to have made cut throats principally in the · Debats'—but M. Souhé a judicious and temperate use of them.
has been ubiquitous, printing bis volumes in every journal In his preface he thus gives his plan of writing notes, and accomplishing the most extraordinary and incredible “The notes have been prepared with chief reference to the feats of composition. Let it not be supposed from what grammatical study of the language; to the illustration of we have said, that we are at all familiar with the works of its forms, constructions, idioms, of its usages in general, M. Soulié. We know them (a few of them) only by theil and in particular of the usage of Livy. Wherever it was titles, Ernest Clemenceau is the first that we have read possible, it has been thought best, simply to furnish apt re. We are sorry, however, to see this in an English version, ferences to such grammars and auxiliary works, as were for it is kindred in its style with those more fascinating and supposed to be in the hands of the student; but important dangerous serials, whose peroicious effects we have a difficulties, which required more ample means of investi- often deplored. We do not mean to quarrel with la belle gation and study, have been more fully discussed and ex- France for sending us such a literature. We like ber in plained. It is hoped that the notes will be also found to many points of view: we admire her people, her public inembrace all necessary information relating to the history, stitutions of learning, her politesse, her patés and bet geography and antiquities, together with useful references gloves! We admire M. Thiers,—the fame of Very's and the to such standard works as are accessible to the student.” Sorbonne has reached us,-we respect the genius of Blin,
This plan is, on the whole, an admirable one, and admi. But in the name of a great republic, we protest against her rably carried out; he is more clear, copious and satisfacio- novelists. ry on the use of the moods and tenses, and some other important grammatical points, than any other brief annota
“One little favor, O Imperial France, tor whom we have ever read. We differ from him in only
Still teach the world to cook, to dress, to dance; one particular, and in that, not so much, because we con
Let, if thou wilt, thy boots and barbers roam, sider him intrinsically wrong, as, because his scheme does
But keep thy morals and thy creeds at home !" not suit the actual condition of things.
This novel before us was published originally in 1843, se It would greatly promote brevity, and, what is far more think, under the 'title of " Le Bananier." Its purpose is important, habits of industrious investigation in those who manifestly political, to expose the designs of England upus use notes, if they were confined, as much as possible, to the French colonies in the West Indies with regard to “mere references to grammars and auxiliary works.” But slavery. A Frenchman with his bosom swelling with hatred they will of course be useless to persons not in possession for his old enemy, writing upon such a subject might Fery of the works to which reference is made. Now it must naturally be expected to care little for his statements and be manisest to all acquainted with the real state of the case, accordingly we find charges of the most serious and atrothat a very large number, probably a majority of those who cious nature, made against the East India Company and will read his Livy, will not have access to his works of the British Government; charges amounting, indeed, tw as reference. The name of "grammars and auxiliary works” intention, through the instrumentality of a secret agent
, & is Legion, and scarcely any two schools or colleges in the pillage the island of Guadaloupe by exciting the slaves to country use the same. Besides there is a lamentable par. rebellion and massacre. That the pseudo philanthrops of simony among our students generally, in the purchase of England in meddling with the institution of slavery, (Eog expensive text books. We should therefore consider is far land, with her Hindostanese slaves and Irish paupers,) has better, that the grammatical principle, the fact in history, given cause of offence to the Creole slave-owners, we are geography, or antiquities necessary for illustration, should ready to believe, but that the Hon. East India Company or be always clearly and distinctly stated in the outset, and any Premier of the realm could stoop to the pitiful maligo followed by appropriate references for the benefit of leach-nity which M. Soulié develops, is absolutely incredible
. M. ers, and all readers who have access to the authorities, and Soulié becomes very poetical in his description of the conleisure to consult them. This improvement, as we condition of the slaves in Guadeloupe. Not content with resceive it to be, may easily be made, without any inconveni-resenting them as comfortable and well-cared for, (doulient increase in the size of the second edition, which we less the true state of the case) he makes their existence a foresee will soon be required. We shall hope also for a dreamy round of delights and amusements, they work tat correction of the typographical errors, which, although not six hours a week; the men are more intelligent than their very numerous, are more frequent, than might naturally master and the women far more lovely and accomplished have been expected in a work prepared, in most respects, than their master's daughter. But this is the coules de race with such admirable care.
of an extravagant and volatile Frenchman and finds an erWe can most heartily recommend the edition, both to cuse readily enough in the inherent eumity he cherishes far those who design reading Livy for the first time, and also to John Bull. such as desire to refresh their old recollections of this de- The translation of Ernest Clemenceau is well-done and lightful writer. An acquaintance with its merits, will make attests a very intimate knowledge of the French language. us look forward with peculiar interest to one of Horace by the same hand, said to be now in the course of publication.
The CZAR ; His Court and People. By John S. Na
well. New York. Baker & Scribner. 1848. ERNEST CLEMENCEAU : or British Philanthropy Illustrated. A Tale of Guadaloupe in 1838. Translated from the
Kohl, Stephens and other accredited travellers hare giren French of Frederick Soulié . By a Lady of Charleston. the country are as yet but imperfectly appreciated in conse
us interesting accounts of Russia ; but the peculiarities of Charleston. Burgess & James. M. Frederick Soulié is one of that class of writers-the tutions are conducted and the diplomatic relations which she
quence of the reserved manner in which many of her insti
. French feuilletonists—which pours forth from the daily press sustains with the rest of Europe. Perhaps the only på of Paris such an inexhaustible supply of romances. And tion towards which the Emperor has reason to feel perfectM. Frederick Soulie is, perhaps, the most voluminous of ly candid is our own; and this is the reason why he has somethem all. The other prominent writers of the class have limes extended facilities to American inquirers into Rasconfined themselves, for the most part, to a single gazette,"sian character, policy and condition not accorded either to