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accompaniment, and both German and Italian heathen, and makes it pleasant to pass on to Mr, playing croquet, or its more recent fashionable words accompany the English.

Whittier's poem, which is next in order, a “Hymn rival, lawn tennis."

of the Dunkers," as sung by “Sister Maria Chris- There is a fine old castle here, well overgrown (3) 0, Lovely Naples. By F. Campana. English version by Dr. W. J. Wetmore. pp. 8.

tina,” 1738 : 50 cents. (S. T. Gordon

with ivy. Newport would seem to be a pleasant & Son.)

city to stroll around in. Near it is the seat of

Sound, welcome trump, the last alarm! This is rather a shallow melody, but it has

Lord God of Hosts, make bare thine arm!

Lord Tredegar:

Fulfill this day our long desire, a tripping movement which at once catches

Make sweet and clean the world with fire!

“A great plain house, old-fashioned, and rather the ear, and sets the feet beating with the

commonplace of aspect in this land of picturesque Sweep, flaming besom, sweep from sight

structures, but magnificent in dimensions, solid, strongly marked accent. The words cele- The lies of time; be swift to smite,

Sharp sword of God, all idols down,

unornamented, but roomy enough for a regiment brate the gaieties of Naples, and a sunny Genevan creed and Roman crown."

of infantry. One apartment is forty-two feet gleam runs through the music. The key is

long by twenty-seven wide, and is floored and

wainscoted from the wood of a single oak tree that of two sharps, with a digression into

Two glimpses are given us in this number of felled in the park. It is called the Oak Room. one. A baritone voice would sing this with the “good old Colony times.” The British offi- The house is crowded with pictures and marbles, good effect.

cer who obligingly kept a diary in Boston in 1775 many of them by the first masters, and including

furnishes further entertaining extracts from the family portraits reaching back through many cen(4) Her Image. (Ihr Bildniss.) By Karl Collan. Ar

turies. The family is, indeed, one of the oldest same for the edification of particular historians of in Britain, tracing its pedigree in an unbroken rangement and words by Selma Borg and Marie A. Brown. that period; and Hon. Charles Francis Adams, line to Welsh kings, who were a power on this pp. 4. 35 cents. [Louis Meyer.) This is one of a long series of “ Lays of Merrymount. This last is a sort of anniversary Jr., recounts the setting up of the May-pole at island before the oldest Anglo-Saxon monarchies

had a name in history.” Sweden and Finland,” and has a weird and paper, the event which it chronicles having taken Passing on to the “Gateway of the Catskills," plaintive tone which gives it a certain im- place—“old style” thrown out- just a quarter we can barely touch upon the striking, and strikpressiveness. The key is D sharp, and the of a thousand years ago the first day of May, ingly illustrated, poem of “Israfil” in which the score is within the easy management of an 1877 ; when “the names of Hampden and Crom-old story of Eden is rehearsed with new touches. alto voice of fair range. These songs of well and Milton were as unknown to history as One of the pictures is fitted to these lines : other lands afford a refreshing relief from those of Franklin, Washington, and Jefferson.” “She sleeps - she dreams ;

For now a smile hovers with tender grace the hackneyed themes to which sheet music The story of Capt. Wollaston's settlement on the

About her lips. The beauty of her face

A breathing wonder to the angel seems. is so largely confined; and should be made south shore of Boston's bay is told in an interest

Her dark eyelashes rest liberal use of to enrich the amateur's reper- Morton, who was the leading spirit in it. Further ing way; though not much to the credit of Thomas

Motionless on the warm flush of her cheek;

Her lips part softly, as if she would speak, toire.

But had in dream-land lost the word she fain would seek; on Mr. Geo. E. Waring, Jr., writes instructively One hand is lightly clasped about a rose (5) Lullaby. Song for Mezzo Soprano. By Adam Geibel. and encouragingly of the “life and work of the

Which fully open blower

Too blest to share its sister flowers' repose; pp. 4. 40 cents. (Louis Meyer.)

Eastern farmer,” meaning thereby the New Eng- And, veiling her white breast, This song is dedicated to Mrs. Charles land farmer and his nearer neighbors as contrasted

Falls wave on wave of lustrous golden hair.

Like one enchanted, in the moonlight glow Eliot Furness, a name which ought to be with their fellows at the West, popularly supposed The angel lingers still, and murmurs low,

*Daughter of earth - how fair!'" recognized in certain circles of Cambridge to be of a more fortunate lot in life. Cannot Dr.

The articles on the Catskills and its accomand Philadelphia. The words are taken from Loring, or some of our agricultural societies, obDr. Holland's “Mistress of the Manse,” and tain the printing of this intelligent essay in tract panying engravings are full of a rare sylvan the music to which they are set is very sweet form and its wide circulation - by way of sowing charm. It is hard to realize that such wild and and simple, the whole making a really charm- good seed broadcast – among the class for whom simple scenes as these are so comparatively near

it is intended? Mr. Longfellow enriches the the great metropolis. Bears, too, and bear traps, ing little cradle song. One can easily fancy number with a poem on “Castles in Spain,” of and women who go a-hunting! The paper on a mother crooning over her baby in the strains which this is the last and brightest touch : Florence is superbly illustrated, and may almost of its gentle and soothing melody.

take the place and do the work of an actual

“How like a ruin overgrown (6) Song of the Exile. (Der Verbannte.) By Adam

With flowers that hide the rents of time visit to that enchanted city. Interesting use is Geibel. PP 4.

Stands now the Past that I have known; 35 cents. [Louis Meyer.)

Castles in Spain, not built of stone,

made of the diaries of Mr. Samuel Breck, an old

But of white summer cloud, and blown This is a well conceived composition, for

Philadelphian, of Boston birth, lately deceased, Into this little mist of rhyme!”

who remembered all about both cities in the days soprano or tenor, embodying no great diffi

From this point only a critical essay on Wag- closely following the Revolution; while for readculties, and reminding one a little of Abt's ner's Bayreuth Festival bars the way to the Con- ing of a more substantial sort there is a “Popular manner, though not instinct with the pecu- tributors' Club, which is full of bright things; Exposition of Some Scientific Experiments,” and liar vitality which breathes in his delightful and to the review of Recent Literature, which is a capital homily on equestrianism. songs.

distinguished with what we guess to be Mr. How-
ells's own not very complimentary opinion of

Lippincott's two illustrated papers this month THE MAY MAGAZINES, AND OTHER Harriet Martineau and her autobiography.

are on the Valleys of Peru, and the Banks of the PERIODICALS.

Rhine, the latter being the first of a series by - As is not unusual with Harper's, the most Lady Blanche Murphy, which promises to be very

inviting outlooks are in the direction of various good. The strength of the number is contributed “Is Saul also among the prophets ?” We cannot answer this conundrum, for the Literary in. The Usk, which obtains attention for one ing, Chauncey Hickox, Walter Mitchell and J.

quarters, near and remote, of the world we live by “a quartette of male voices,” C. H. HardWorld is not a theological journal; but we must, subject, our well-read reader will remember to be Brander Matthews, who write respectively of this month at least, notice the Atlantic Monthly as among the illustrated magazines. Its opening Channel at Newport, the most important of the coveries,” of “ Burials and Burial-Places,” and of

a fair river of England which falls into Bristol “ Parisian Club Life,” of “Schliemann and his Dispaper, by Mr. Edward H. Knight, begins a delin- Welsh seaports next to Cardiff. A village of “Damned Plays.” This last rather startling title eation with both pen and pencil of certain “crude Usk lies back a few miles from the sea; where covers a curious chapter of anecdote and reminisand curious inventions” exhibited at Philadelphia

once flourished the proud Roman city of Burrium. cence, which might have been wrought in Mr. last summer; chiefly, now and here, of instru

Will ments of "music" from benighted regions of the

you enter it to-day?

Francis Jacox's literary museum, relating to the earth — clappers from China, rattles from Mexico,

“You pass down a pleasant walled and shaded fortunes and misfortunes, and especially the misharmonicons from Africa, and so on. The very street, where the trees on either side grow so

fortunes, of stage plays. Play writing is very thought of the distracting sounds to be evolved luxuriantly that they seem almost to shut out the profitable when it is successful, and success, if from these uncivilized looking appliances is over rustic bridges, of well-kept country villas

sky overhead, catching glimpses down leafy lanes, reaped at all, is generally instantaneous. enough to excite anew one's compassion for the upon whose lawns blooming British girls are "A run of one hundred nights at a New York

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theater is not unusual, nor is a fee of twenty-five of being a bone of contention in London society periodical. The present number contains a varidollars a night at all out of the way; and these second only in magnitude to the rights of the ety of historical information, some of it rare and represent a profit to the author of twenty-five Turks and the wrongs of the Bulgarians. I am hundred dollars for one play in one city for one told that London is divided, on the subject of his curious. Liberal use is made of hitherto unpubseason — barely a quarter of the sum the piece merits, into two fiercely hostile camps'; that he lished documents, and there is a department of will ultimately net him.”

has sown dissension in families, and made old Notes and Queries. The form is a quarto of

friends cease to “speak.' His appearance in a about sixty pages, and the matériel, if we may Very trivial matters often ensure a triumph or

new part is a great event; and if one has the the opposite. Long “waits” between the acts, courage of one's opinion, 'at dinner tables and adapt that word to our purpose, is exceptionally

fine. To historical scholars, and all persons inor one act too many, often set the seal of failure : elsewhere, a conversational godsend."

terested in the early periods of the national life, “Many a time has a weak dénoûement removed The secret of Mr. Irving's success Mr. James the good impression left by the first four acts.”

we should think this magazine would be very has not succeeded in mastering:

acceptable. Here is a hint, we should say, for preachers, “His defects seem to me in excess of his qualand, indeed, for newspaper writers as well. It is ities, and the lessons he has not learned more

- The American Library Journal is what no

librarian can do without, and we trust the day is set down as a superstition of the stage that a striking than the lessons he has learned.”

not far distant when its fame will have introduced piece which pleases the actors rarely pleases the “English Women” come under Mr. Richard public :

it to the attention, and its merits have secured for Grant White's microscope a little further on, and “Some authors tremble when the cast are de- the beauties which he discovers in them, we are in the country, but of every owner of a private

it the patronage, not only of every public library lighted with their characters, and are not at all happy to say, are more than the blemishes, though collection of books of considerable size. The disturbed in mind when they but ill conceal their he is by no means blind to the latter. He does whole science of handling books to the end of poor opinion."

not think they dress well, nor has he found their their best popular use is expounded in its pages There was a time — that of the old London pit, complexions “exceptionally beautiful,” but for for instance when poor plays were “ damned ”intelligence and social qualities he gives them

with the knowledge which comes by experience. in a very downright fashion: and when face-to-the highest mark. Nevertheless, being again at

The wonder is that the library world has done face, hand-to-hand fights were fought between home among his own country-women, he is gal- ternals the magazine bears a general resemblance

without such an admirable organ so long. In exthe actors and the audience over the question of lant enough to say of the latter : merit. Is it in one of these antiquated schools

to the one last named, and is edited in Boston, that a would-be actress of the present hour has less self-asserting, a little less determined, and a New York. Price $5.00 a year.

If they would be a little more gentle, a little but its publisher is F. Leypoldt, 37 Park Row, been taking lessons ? The first performance of little more persuasive in their utterance as well Congreve's “Way of the World” was greeted as in their manner, I am sure that, with all their

- We are indebted to August Brentano, of with signs of severe disapprobation :

other advantages, they need fear no rivalry in

womanly charm, even with the truly feminine, New York, for a copy of the April number of “In the midst of the hisses the author of the sensible, soft-mannered, sweet-voiced women of the new English review, The Nineteenth Century. brilliant play came forward calmly, and coolly England."

We do not wonder at the instantaneous popularasked, “Is it your intention to damn this play? Yes, yes! Off! off!' Then I can tell you,'

– The illustrations in Scribner's are, as usual, ity which has attended this experiment. The he answered, that this play of mine will be a liv- numerous and well-engraved, but there are one

contents of this number are exceptionally fresh ing play when you are all dead and damned.' or two singular things about the drawing. On p. and strong. Cardinal Manning furnishes a secAnd he then walked slowly off.”

i is presented “A Jacobean Chair.” What now ond chapter of his “True Story of the Vatican — Another phase of this same general subject is adjoins the casement of the French window in Council,” and a very interesting and impressive taken up by Mr. Henry James, Jr., in the Galaxy, the background? What possible truth can un- story he is making out of it. A Mr. E. D. J. his article in a previous number on the Theatre derlie the construction of the table in its desig- Wilson, who must be an American, reviews the Français in Paris, being now followed by one on nated relations to the book-case on p. 4? Why late “Political Crisis in the United States," and “The London Theaters.” When you go to the so destroy symmetry in the hanging of the mirror does it intelligently and fairly. There is a tender theater in London, says Mr. James, you buy on p. 6? The drawings which accompany the and appreciative paper on George Sand, by F. your eleven-shillings “stall at an agency in article on Smith College are much better in the W. H. Myers. Dr. Carpenter explains "the Piccadilly, receiving it “from the hands of a main, and are beautifully engraved; but it seems Radiometer and its Lessons.” Sir John Lub. smooth, sleek, bottle-nosed clerk, who seems for to us there are glaring faults in the “Interior of bock makes an appeal for “The Preservation of all the world as if he had stepped straight out of Study Room” on p. 12. We venture to say no Our Ancient National Monuments:”

Sir James a volume of Dickens or of Thackeray.” The chimney piece in any of the buildings of Smith Stephen discusses “Mr. Gladstone and Sir price is high, and play-going is correspondingly College appears as is here represented; and can George Lewis on Authority in Matters of Opinnot popular. The institution is “a social luxury anybody explain how the bureau stands ? Is it ion.” Mr. Grant Duff concludes his instructive and not an artistic necessity.”

in the corner, or across the corner? The article interior study of Russia. The Rt. Hon. Lyon "An English audience is as different as possi

“Sea Trout Fishing” in Canada waters is Playfair writes "On Patents and the New Pa

tent Bill.” And Mr. Henry Irving, the lion of ble from a French, though the difference is alto- an exceedingly inviting one, and, unless we are gether by no means to its disadvantage. It greatly mistaken, will turn many a summer tourist London above mentioned, supplies a “Shaksis well dressed, tranquil

, motionless; it suggests in that direction. The attention of our country pearian Note” on “The Third Murderer in Macdomestic virtue and comfortable homes; it looks readers we earnestly entreat in behalf of Mr. beth.” The most novel and striking feature of as if it had come to the play in its own carriage, after a dinner of beef and pudding. The ladies George E. Waring, Jr.'s exposition of the func- the number is “A Modern ‘Symposium.'” This are mild, fresh colored English mothers; they all tion and methods of “ Village Improvement

is a discussion of “ The Influence upon Morality wear caps; they are wrapped in knitted shawls. Societies.”

of a Decline in Religious Belief,” participated in There are many rosy young girls, with dull eyes

successively by Sir James Stephen, Lord Seland quiet cheeks

- an element wholly absent - Appleton's Journal is now fairly entitled to a borne, Rev. Dr. Martineau, Mr. Frederick Harfrom Parisian audiences. The men are hand- place and mention among the monthly magazines. rison, the Dean of St. Paul's, the Duke of Argyle

and are in dress; they come with the ladies – usually with its literary character is very high, and its picto- and Professor Clifford. Of the first number of several ladies — and remain with them; they sit rial resources are being steadily enlarged.

The Nineteenth Century 9,000 copies were printed still in their places, and don't go herding out be. tween the acts with their hats askew.”

as a first edition, and five subsequent editions, of - We are glad to learn of the assured success

perhaps 1,000 each, were called for. One AmerMr. James gives an interesting account of Mr. of The Magazine of American History, whose ican dealer took 500 copies. For aught we know Henry Irving, who just now is occupying the May number is the fifth in its first volume. the fortune of this second number has been a place of honor on the London stage:

It is published by A. S. Barnes & Co., at $5.00 a repetition of this brilliant success. “This gentleman enjoys an esteem and consid- the librarian of the New York Historical Society.

year, and its editor is Mr. John Austin Stevens, eration, which, I believe, has been the lot of no

- The history of the Philadelphia Exhibition English actor since Macready left the stage, and The resources at his command easily give him a is certain to be well told in the series of papers he may at the present moment claim the dignity great advantage in the management of such a by Prof. Francis A. Walker in the International

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Review, the first of which is given in the number your paper, which I have no doubt you desire in differ somewhat from the minister's, and his from for May and June. This is devoted to what is this direction, would involve necessarily the call the teacher's, and his from the artist's, and his termed the “Mechanism and Administration," or ing in of helpers who would be willing to do good from the editor's; but all of us, we take it, need the external history of the event. The article is work in special lines of reviewing; and this, the following: statistical and critical, minute, and of course ac- until the paper has a larger income, much as a 1. Webster's, or Worcester's, Unabridged Diccurate. Politics furnish the themes for two “labor of love."

tionary, according to lexicographical preference. accompanying articles, one on "The American

2. A fresh and accurate Atlas of the world.

...I FULLY understand and approve your Foreign Service," by Hon. John Jay, the other on views as to freedom from theological bias in the

3. Haydn's Dictionary of Dates, or Hawes's “ The New Federal Administration,” unsigned, columns of the Literary World. I would jeal Chronology of Ancient and Modern History, or an but perhaps by the author of the caustic review ously maintain it myself were I in control of such

equivalent. of President Grant's administration in a previous a journal.

4. Roget's Thesaurus of English Words. issue. Mr. Charlton T. Lewis comes to the res

5. Bartlett's Dictionary of Familiar Quotations. cue of “The Life Insurance Question,” a Mr.

... I ENCLOSE my subscription for this year.

Mr. Perkins's Best Reading would make a sixth James H. Rigg writes interestingly of the “ Dis- / The Literary World answers a demand of long volume, and from this point the list would vary establishment of the Church of England,” and standing on my part for just such a review of the

according to individual wants, and might be writers and writing of the day. I shall take great greatly extended in many directions. there is a valuable critique of Tennyson, by Bayard Taylor. The review of “Recent American pleasure in receiving and reading it, and in bringand European Books " is unworthy of the name,

.. "I am not a believer in sex in literature; ing it under the notice of my friends.

but there are, I hold, certain general qualities · the division of “Recent American Books ” occu

which seldom fail to distinguish the writing of pying precisely one page and fourteen lines, and

NOTES AND QUERIES.

men from that of women. Internal evidence in covering only two books, both of which are old.

the case of the notice of “Friend Fritz,” in the The last title in the Table of Contents as printed -“J. L. S.,” of Jewett City, Ct., asks for the April World, forces me to the conclusion that it on the cover is “Contemporary Events.” The correct spelling of Shakespeare's name, and, to

was written by a woman's pen. The late Presi"department ” so dignified will be found to con- be particular, “how the old gentleman himself dent Walker used to tell us that a good guess sist of a single paragraph of twelve lines on the wrote it." There seems to be but little doubt was equal to half-knowledge. In this case I am approaching extra session of Congress.

that Shakespeare, following a very frequent cus- quite sure that my guess is equivalent to full
tom of his age, spelt his name differently at dif- knowledge. Am I not right? T.” No.

ferent times. In one of his autographs, preserved
CORRESPONDENCE.
in the British Museum, he has written very evi-

... One of my Latin pupils who is an attendently Shakspere. In others, though the writing tive reader of the Literary World, has called my ... What seems to me to be the great desid- is so illegible as to make it difficult to decipher, attention to the following paragraph in the artieratum of such a periodical as the Literary World the name is written Shakspeare. On the title cle in the April number on “Landor's Imaginary

Conversations :" is to make the several articles, as it were, com- page of the quarto editions of his plays, also of

the editions of his poems published by himself, in “The two following lines from his seventh Sonplete in themselves, so as to be reasonably satisfac- the first two folios, on the family tomb, and in net, Landor says he never read without the hearttory to readers who are without any means or opportunity for seeing the books which are the some legal documents, the name is spelt Shake- ache, seeing in them the first indication of love

and blindness : subjects of them. . . . We can conceive of an speare. The probability is that out of the fifty

“Ut mihi adhuc refugam quærabant lumina noctem article founded upon the contents of a book which five different recorded ways of spelling the name

Nec matutinum sustinuere jubar.' at that time, Shakspere was the most common would be very interesting and valuable, which

Here Landor's memory failed him slightly. would not seem to be a review of the book at all

, form adopted by scholars and the literary world. in English, and there is nothing in the seventh provincial form, but that Shakespeare was the

Milton's Sonnets were not written in Latin but and scarcely show at all from what source the information which it contained was drawn; and

This latter form has been and still is in most gen Sonnet corresponding with the fact here referred a periodical consisting of such articles might be been formed in England called the “New Shakito, the weakness of his eyes. It is in the seventh

eral use, notwithstanding a society has recently very attractive and very valuable to the reader.

Elegy of the poet we findthe lines; the Elegies But this would be very unfair to the author and spere Society."

were all written in Latin, but have been elegantly publisher.

— Referring to the answer in your April number translated into English verse. As it is ditficult

(p. 178), to query whether "truest ” etc., are cor- to see the force of such quotations without the ... I TRUST you will not be afraid to form rect, in which answer you say that the expressions connection, I will mention that the seventh Elegy your own opinions of books and their authors in question are from “a thoughtless usage,” describes an imaginary scene where Cupid first and state them fairly and squarely — without ask

query: Does not good English usage permit overpowered Milton with his influence, and he ing yourself how this man- this set - this pub- comparatives and superlatives of some terms felt the first emotion of love. It was on a bright lisher or that — likes them. Satisfy yourself and whose meaning is logically incapable of the mod. May day in his nineteenth year. There were, as you will satisfy the public. The Literary World ification ? For instance : "full," "straight,” | Landor says, even then indications of his blindshould be cosmopolitan and not provincial. To honest.” Note, however, that this query refers ness. His eyes were too weak to endure the this end pray give a wide berth to the Boston only to “true” and not to “ perfect ” in the place morning light, and reluctantly parted with the reM..t.. al Admiration Society, which deserves

quoted. That word and “dead,” “square," tiring night. The first word of the quotation to be the laughing stock of all outsiders. “round,” etc., "eternal," "almighty,” etc., are should be at not "ut."

R. L. P. ... I have thought that had Mr. Crocker both logically and by usage not comparable. It been able to continue his work he would have, in is a question partly of usage and partly of logic,

LITERARY NEWS.

F. B, P. time, raised it to something more nearly like the is it not? English critical journals, so far as they are liter- -“In The Literary World for April, you say - We have been much interested in looking ary and not political or scientific. Such a change of Perkins's Best Reading: “This is one of a over the advance sheets of the volume of revival would be justified by the increase in numbers of dozen works of reference which are indispensable sermons by ministers of Boston and vicinity which reading people here who appreciate broad and to every workman whose bench is a library table Lockwood, Brooks & Co. have in press for immeable criticism, not too "genial,” nor on the other and whose tools are books.' Please give the diate publication. Those who like sermons will hand “slashing.” Publishers and readers alike names of those dozen works.” “T.” (Knoxville, find among these not a few of more than common would respect and favor such a paper taking an Tenn.) We said “a dozen” at a venture, per- freshness and interest; while several are disindependent position, and mainly regarding the haps, not meaning necessarily to indicate that courses of remarkable power. The titles and interests of sound criticism and the wise guidance precise number; nor would the same identical names of contributors are as follows: of uncritical readers. Such work on many books set answer the purpose of every "workman.” 1. “The Christian Believer's Burden." Rev. no one man can do well. The improvement of The lawyer's indispensable reference-books would Dr. E. K. Alden, of South Boston.

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2. “The Old Faith and the New.”. Rev. Dr. lowing touching preface: “The complément of barely passed the age of fifty, and his death was

Lorimer, of the Tremont Temple. 3. “Learn of Me." Dean Gray, of the Episcopal at least if the end of the author does not come graphical Sketches of the Loyalists of the Ameri

the Legend of the Ages will be published shortly, sudden.— The widely-known author of “BioTheological School at Cambridge. 4. “The Soul's Separation from God.” Rev. before the end of the book.” In that volume he can Revolution,” Lorenzo Sabine, died in Boston, Dr. Mallalieu, of Boston.

also promised, for the present month of May, a April 14, at the age of seventy-four. Mr. Sabine, 5. “The Decay of Will.” Rev. S. E. Herrick, poetical work entitled “ L'art d'être grandpere;” though what is called a self-educated man, had

of Boston. 6. “Coming to One's Self.” Rev. Dr. Peabody, in October a history of the “Crime du 2 décem- led an industrious and useful life in politics and of Cambridge.

bre;” and in February, 1878, another volume of literature, and his published works, which are 7. “The Cry for a Cleansed Heart." Rev. A. poetry called “Toute la Lyre.” Too much faith, several in number, are of recognized value in hisE. Dunning, of Boston Highlands.

however, will not be put in these promises by torical and antiquarian circles.- Robert M. De8. “God's Controversy with His People.” Rev. those who remember that, since 1867, he has an- witt, one of the oldest of New York publishers,

Dr. Vinton, of Boston. 9. “God a Consuming Fire.” Rev. A. J. Gor- nounced the speedy publication of no less than is also dead. He was one of the incorporators of don, of Boston.

nine books, none of which have as yet appeared. the New York News Company. 10. “God Dismissed.” Prof. Caldwell, of the All these works there is reason to believe are Baptist at Newton.

-On entering to our editorial desk the other 11. “Jesus of Nazareth Passeth By." Rev. Al completed, but are withheld for some personal morning we found upon it a mysterious package exander McKenzie, of Cambridge.

It has been said that Hugo has works enveloped in brown paper, and directed in a bold 12. “ Nothing to do with Christ.” Rev. W. W. in manuscript equal in number to those which he hand which of itself would anywhere arrest attenNewton, of Boston. has already published. If this be true, he is not tion. Opening it

, the contents proved to be the 13. “The Door Opened and Christ Within."

Rev. H. M. Grout, of Concord (the editor only one of the greatest, but also one of the most fair proof sheets of a new book nearly complete; of the volume).

prolific, writers of the day. The manuscripts of without title-page, however, and with no hint of 14. “ Faith the Source of Faithfulness.” Joseph all his works already published he still pos- publisher's or author's name. Cook.

A rigorous com15. “Our Two Harvests." Rev. Dr. Rufus Ellis,

_"a fortune" in themselves as Arséne

pliance with our rule toward anonymous commuof Boston.

Houssaye says. One Paris admirer of the vener-nications would have promptly consigned this to 16. "The Gospel Invitation.” President Warren, able poet paid 1,200 francs for a single copy of of Boston University.

the waste-basket, but something in the very first the Legend of the Ages printed on vellum. Who

sentence stayed our hand. It was this: 17. "The Permanence of Moral Character,” a says there is no such mania as bibliomania ? “Monday Lecture,” by Joseph Cook.

“Cephas's mother and my mother traded cradles

- J. R. Osgood & Co. will publish early in the in our infancy, so that we were both rolled on the 18. “The Prominence of the Atonement.” Prof. Park, of the Theological Seminary at

season two volumes of Joseph Cook's “Monday same rockers.” Andover. Lectures,” entitled respectively “ Biology" and

Reading on we came to this: " Transcendentalism;" and later, possibly, a - R. Worthington, of New York, announces third, comprising a selection from the “preludes "china platter which cost eight dollars; and it has

“My mother,” said Cephas, “ has an heirloom “From Ocean to Ocean,” the description of an to the lectures. These “preludes,” in the minds been in her family so long, that, if the money had expedition across Canada in 1872, and a book of some of Mr. Cook's hearers, have been the been put at compound interest, it would now which will take readers into a new region of the best part of the intellectual entertainment he has amount to more than sixty-five thousand dollars; continent of North America. T. Whittaker will regularly spread at Tremont Temple Monday liever in working miracles by compound interest.”

it is not very old either. And I am a firm beput immediately to press a second volume of mis- noons. Among other spring announcements of cellaneous papers by the late Rev. Dr. Muhlen- Eastern publishers are the following: Good

Other striking thoughts and ways of putting burg, edited by Sister Anne, the superintendent holme's “Domestic Cyclopedia of Practical In- them, with bold picturings of nature and outdoor of St. Luke's Hospital and of St. Johnland. formation,” a work intended to cover the whole life, held the interest thus awakened, and before Henry Holt & Co. have nearly ready a curious range of household science, industry and art (H.

we knew it we had read the sheets all through. and interesting work on “ Ancient Society," by Holt & Co.); a “Manual of Practical Directions with no name by which to call the work, and no Lewis H. Morgan, of Rochester, N. Y.; “Idols for Economical Every-Day Cookery,” by Miss author's name to mention in connection with it, and Ideals,” with an essay on Christianity, by M. Corson of the New York Cooking School (Dodd,

we can only now further distinguish it by its D. Conway; and new editions of Richter's “ Hes- Mead & Co.); a new volume of Rev. E. Foster's chapter titles, some of which are these : “The perus” and “Titan.” “Cyclopedia of Prose Illustrations” (T. y. Phantom of Tragabigzanda,” “The Fishing Vil

lage,” “The English Helen,” “The Essex — Rev. Phillips Brooks's Lectures on Preach-Crowell); a discussion of the rights and

wrongs ing, delivered to the students of the Theological of the North and South, under the title of “Is Woods,” and “Old Harbor;” and by saying that Seminary in New Haven, last winter, on the Our Republic a Failure ?" by E. H. Watson, of it is a piece of religious fiction of great originality Lyman Beecher Foundation, are now in press by Boston (Authors' Publishing Company); “ Rev- and freshness, and of some singular merits. We E. P. Dutton & Co. of New York, and will be erend Green Willingwood,” a sketch of life have good reason to believe that it is a volume published early in the autumn.

among the clergy by Rev. Robert Fisher (do. of which we have been hearing off and on for do.); a new collection of Sunday School songs

several years, as being in hand by a former MasThe Nineteenth Century is not the only new entitled “ Heavenward," containing the best work sachusetts minister of rare intellectual gifts ; and, periodical venture in England. Two others have of P. P. Bliss and James R. Murray (S. Brainard's if we are right in this conjecture, and are not misappeared in London, one the Marlborough, a re- Sons); and “ Adirondack Tales," a series of hu- taken in our estimate, its publication will be an view of politics and society, and London, a week- morous sketches by Rev. W. H. H. Murray

event in thoughtful and cultivated circles. By ly journal of politics, art, literature, music and (Golden Rule Publishing Co.). Messrs. Put next month we shall hope to be able to speak of the drama. Nor is Cardinal Manning, in the nam's Sons also have in preparation a volume of

the volume more in detail. pages of the Nineteenth Century, the only histo- twelve sermons by leading ministers of different - Mrs. Burnett, the author of That Lass o rian of the Vatican Council; Prof. Friedrich has denominations, on “The Nature and Work of Lowrie's, was a Miss Hodgson, and was born in been engaged for some time on a comprehensive Christ.” Thompson, Brown & Co. announce a England, but came to this country at an early work upon that subject, the first part of which is new edition of “Cushing's Manual,” revised by age. Her home is in Knoxville, Tenn., where now in press, and will appear the present sum- Hon. E. L. Cushing of New Hampshire, a her husband pursues his profession as a physician It will contain many documents of the first brother of the author.

and oculist. She is said to be one of the youngimportance, which have never been published. The Pope, too, is to have his life written, Mr. T. The death of Mr. Walter Bagehot, whichest of the contributors to Scribner's Monthly. Adolphus Trollope being engaged upon it. The

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