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of it, even if not impertinent, could not the sphere of his ministerial labors; and be other than superfluous. One only fur- who, while conscious that he was dying ther remark we will make upon it—we re from a hereditary consumption, and though fer to the seasonableness of its present educated in a somewhat strict school of publication. There is no doubt that the ordinary Christian doctrine, was distresspresent is a very critical period to Protest- ed by his own want of comprehension of, antism-we mean the Protestantism es and faith in, the great spiritual truths and tablished and left by the Reformation. It mysteries of Christianity. Abandoning is in a state of unrest, of agitation and the ground of disputable and unsatisfacdissension, which betokens the working of tory dogmas respecting total depravity, elements whose eventual results it is not grace, &c., the author states, that by turneasy to foresee. We will advance no ing his eyes inward to the contemplation opinions of our own on a subject of this of the deathless nature of the Soul, and nature, on an occasion affording no oppor- fixing his thoughts on the Inward Man, tunity of developing or defending them. he fully succeeded in the object of bringYet it is certain that many at least see in ing peace, light and faith, into the moral the present aspect of the Christian world a chaos of the mind on which these pious great silent Protest in progress, of the labors were devoted. To have rendered human reason and heart, against Protest this service to one fellow human being, antism, according to the general accept- is to have lived enough. His dying lanation of the terın. They see it a house guage was “ of the firmness of his faith, divided against itself, in countless factions, of his calın trust, of his sublime anticipabetween which prevails a mutual animos- tions, and his hope in Heaven.” Without ity, little in harmony with the essential having been able to command the requispirit of the Religion common to all. site time to read the book through, we Standing midway as it does between Cath- have gathered from such of its pages as olicism and Rationalism, they see in its we have been able to turn over, a favorwavering mass a double movement-back- able impression of the ability with which ward and forward. Backward, to rest the the author has executed a task evidently aching weariness of doubt on the great prompted by the highest motives and anipillar of authority, as maintained by Catho- mated by the purest spirit. The followlicism. Forward, to seek, if possibly it ing are the concluding words in his Inmay be found, a more steady poise on the troduction : self-sustaining centre of the individual reason and conscience, interpreting the “ The case of this young man represents, I be
lieve, that of many, many others. In the hope of great Charter of Faith, the Bible, with a
doing a slight service to such, and of leading all more bold and free philosophy of criticism, who may read these chapters to look deeply for the which repudiates the fetters of creeds, and
foundations of the Christian Faith, I have commit
ted to the press the substance of several conversa. the hampering machinery of church or tions I had with that interesting individual. The ganizations. With these two influences at form in which it is done may be too abstract to
interest the common reader. Should a philosopbi. work against it in opposite directions, Pro cal mind look into this little book, I am sure he testant Orthodoxy-however it may de
will see, at once its lack of profoundness. But,
such as it is, I commend it to the Charity of my nounce the one as popish superstition, and fellow-men, and to the Blessing of God.” the other as disguised infidelity-has its hands full to hold its own. A most fit and seasonable period is it, therefore, for the publication, in this country, of such a The Characters of Schiller. By Mrs. Elwork as Bishop Burnet's great History of LET. New York: John Allen. Boston: the Reformation, which should be well Otis, Broaders, and Company. 1842. studied by all the various opinions, and 12mo. p. 246. tendencies of opinjon, now so deeply fermenting on the subject throughout the We are pleased to see a second issue of Christian world.
a volume which, in its first edition, published a few years ago, found as many admirers as readers-a circle which will
doubtless at the present day be much Man a Soul ; or, the Inward and the Expe- widened, from the cultivation which has
rimental Evidences of Christianity. By of late been given to the German lanthe Rev. A. B. MUZZEY. Boston: guage and literature in this country. William Crosby and Co., 118 Wash- Those who have made themselves acington-street. 1842. 16mo. pp. 157. quainted, in the original, with those noble
creations in which Schiller expresses and This little volume consists of the sub- manisests the lofly loveliness of his own stance of some conversations between the soul, will be glad to compare their own author and a young man who came within impressions of them with those of a critic
who brings to the task so rare a degree for the Protestant Episcopal Church of natural as well as cultivated accom at the Conference Office, 200 Mulberryplishment for its performance, as the fair street. 1842. 12mo. pp. 329., and youthful author of this volume. While to those who do not enjoy that advantage, Tris volume consists of sermons, notes it will afford an opportunity that should of sermons, and some letters, by a young not be lost, of beholding at least a reflec- man, who seems to have left behind him so tion of the glory of the great Poet's ge sweet an odor of memory in the hearts of nius, in a skilful analysis of his plays and his friends, and those who had listened to characters, illustrated by numerous passa- his preaching, as to induce his brother to ges of fine translation. But Mrs. Ellet embody this record of him, as not useless scarcely deserves at our hands the praise in itself, and as a gratification to many which justice extorts;—for the re-appear. having a particular interest in its subject. ance of this volume, after the long inter. These productions, without aspiring to val during which she has altogether with- any remarkable intellectual rank, seem held from the public, a name once so great yet characterized by a fervent piety, which a favorite, suggests an expression of dis- is in itself recommendation enough. Of content thereat, in which many will con the genuineness of this spirit, a beautiful cur. Mrs. Ellet's youthful promise-yes, death of peace and joy, as described by and youthful performance too—were such his biographer, was at once the sign and as to excite and to justify expectations of the seal. her continued devotion to the fine labors of literature, which she has no right, in the absence of any reason, to disappoint. If there is anything in the southern air of Models of English Literature for the Use of her present residence adverse to the exer Colleges and Academies. Baltimore: tions once so easy and natural, we trust John Murphy, 146, Market-street. that Professor Ellet will speedily retire 1812. 12mo. pp. 372. from the chair (Chemistry and Natural Philosophy) which he fills with so much A SCHOOL-BOOK collection of " pieces ” ability and distinction in Columbia Col- for reading and declamation, pretty colege, South Carolina, and return to the pious and varied, and, being the last, more congenial though sterner climate of doubtless as good for the purpose for the North ; since it is far better that a few which designed as any other collection of students in that institution should lose the kind,- perhaps a little better, for we the benefit of his labors, than that a do not believe that any other contains whole “ public” should be defrauded of Dickens's inimitable scene of the examiits rightful claim upon hers.
nation of Sam Weller, by Serjeant Buzfuz, in the great cause of Bardell vs.
Pickwick. Remains of the Rev. Joshua Wells Downing,
A.M., late of the New England Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. A number of other books on our table. With a Brief Memoir, edited by ELIJAH are necessarily deferred till our Next, the H. DOWNING, A.M. New York : Pub- space at our present command being here lished by G. Lane and P. P. Sandford, exhausted,
MONTHLY LITERARY BULLETIN.
Athenæum,) there can be no doubt of
the success of its successor,
turned from Yucatan, Mexico, having DALL, of the Picayune, intends to pub-
American edition of “ Müller's Physio-
and Fate of England, is rapidly pass Therapeutics and Materia Medica," by ing through the press, and may be ex Pr. DUNGLISON ; and “ An Atlas of pected to appear in the course of this Plates," illustrative of the principal month. It is to be embellished by de operations of Surgery, with descriptive
signs from the magic pencil of Chapman. letter press, embracing an account of General Morris is about to publish, for the latest operations, &c.
the holidays, a beautifully illustrated A new work of important historical inteedition of his lyrical effusions.
rest is, we observe, announced for the A volume of “ Collected Poems,” by Al. press, comprising the “Journal and Cor
FRED B. STREET, is in press. Hooker, respondence of an American Refugee,” of Philadelphia, has in preparation, SAMUEL CURWEN, Esq., a Judge of Ad“ The Smuggler's Son, with other Tales miralty in Massachusetts, before the and Sketches,” by a Lady of Tennessee. Revolution, who took refuge in Eng. We observe that Professor Torry is land during that war. High-minded and preparing for the press, the “ Scientific honorable, he unfortunately espoused and Miscellaneous Writings of the late the wrong side of the politics of the President Marsh." Mr. Grund, the day; his Journals and Letters are rewell known American author, has in plete with good sense, taste and discrimpress a work on the “ Present State and ination, and cannot fail of awakening Prospects of Germany.
strong and lively interest. These curiA new work, by Mr. SEARS, is to be pub ous documents, in the possession of Mr.
lished this month, in one handsome oc George A. Ward, of this city, are now
doubtless immediately on its appearWe are happy to learn that Dr. FORRY, ance, become the staple commodity of all
author of the recent valuable work on the newspaper press throughout theland.
tish Museum, from which most of the tint, the author's fac-similes of his engravings are copied.
Sketches. There are 24 plates, printed Preparing for publication, “ Ilustrations on 4to.
of Froissart ;” being a series of colored “ The Grasses of Scotland,” containing fac-similes from the drawings contained a scientific description of each species, in the illuminated copies in the British remarks on their use in agriculture, &c. Museum, and elsewhere. To be pub By RICHARD PARNELL, M. D., F. R. S. lished in monthly parts, super royal
E. Mlustrated with a figure of each 8vo., size to correspond with the re species, and several varieties, amountcent edition of Froissart in two vol ing to 130; drawn and engraved by the
author. “ Lectures on Female ProstiJust appeared, “ An Historical Out tution :" its Nature, Extent, Effects,
line of the Book of Psalms,” by the late Guilt, Causes, and Remedy. By RALPH JOHN Mason Good, M. D., F. R. S., WARDLAW, D.D. author of “ A New Translation of the We observe Mrs. JAMESON announces a Book of Job,” &c., &c. Edited by the “ Hand-Book to the Private Picture GalRev. JOHN MASON NEALE, B. A. leries of England ;” a companion volume “ Cardinal Alen's Admonition to the to that on “ The Public Galleries. Nobility and People of England and Ire “ Life in the West, or Back Wood land,” &c. A, D, 1538, Reprinted, Leaves, and Prairie Flowers," is the title with a Preface by EUPATOR, in fac of another novelty; also, “ Evelyn, or
simile, and with the Cardinal's Arms. Mistaken Policy," a domestic tale, by a The third edition of the “ French Orthoto Lady; “ The Sepulchre of Lazarus," a ger," by Mons. L. A. J. MORDACQUE,
Poem; “ Sketches from a Travelling French Master at the Manchester Free Journal,” by Viscountess St. JEAN, emGrammar School, is in the press, and
bellished with a series of beautiful will shortly make its appearance. The drawings, by her own pencil. last edition of this most complete A work, by Lady VavaSour, to be called, course of theory and practice of the “ My Last Tour and my First Book,” is French language, was published in just ready. 1832, and has remained out of print for The Shakspeare Society will in a few days several years, owing to the author's issue their ninth publication. professional engagements.
First Sketch of Shakspeare's Merry A new Novel is announced to appear im Wives of Windsor,” printed in 1602,
mediately, under the title of “ Dr. 4to., which has never been reprinted. Hookwell, the Puseyite Vicar.”
To which will be added, a collection of “ Decided Preference, by an Old Spinster,” early Tales, upon which the Play is is the title of another new Novel.
supposed to be founded. Edited, with 56 Characteristics of Painters,” is the name an introduction and notes, by J. O. HAL
of a new work, by HENRY REEVE, the LOWELL, Esq., F. R. S., F. S. A., &c. translator of De Tocqueville's great We observe the announcement of a work, work on “ Democracy in America.” entitled, “ Trarels in the Interior of Firmar Didot, Frères, et Cie. (printers to North America,” in the years 1832, 3,
the Institut de France), have just issued '4, by MAXIMILIAN, Prince of Wied, in their general Catalogue, which shows one voluine, royal quarto, accompanied a degree of enterprise in Paris that we by eighty-one elaborately colored plates, might in vain look for in nearly all the imperial folio, numerous engravings on publishing trade of London.
wood, and a large map, translated from We also see announced for publication, the German, by H. Evans LLOYD, to
“ The Principles and the Practice of which we beg to direct the attention of Art," by J. D. HARDING, author of those of our readers who are interested “ Elementary Art;" a work which gives in works of this description.
ample promise of a valuable sequel. Also, very shortly, a new edition of We observe that the late Dr. ARNOLD, at “Stow's Survey of London." Reprinted
the time of his decease, had just com from the two editions published by Stow pleted the third volume of his “ History himself. With Notes, a Memoir, and of Rome," and that his friend, Arch copious Index. By WILLIAM J. Thoms, deacon HARE, will superintend its pro Esq., F. S. A., Secretary of the Camgress through the press. Dr. Arnold's den Society, &c. This will be uniform executors also announce a new volume with their Popular Library, and, conseof his “ Sermons," and a “ Memoir of quently, at a very moderate price. his Life, with Selections from his exten- Also, “ Memoirs of Claude Brouston, Docsive Correspondence.”
tor of Laws," &c., who was broken on Now ready,“ Dickinson's Rustic Figures," the wheel at Montpelier, A. D. 1698.
chiefly executed with the brush in litho By H. S. BAYNES,
A Society has lately been established,
Lord Francis Egerton, President, called the ÆLFRIC SOCIETY, for the illustration of Anglo-Saxon and Early English History and Philology. The object of the Society is the publication of those Anglo-Saxon and other literary monuments, both civil and ecclesiastical, tending to illustrate the early state of England, which have either not yet been given to the world, or of which a more correct and convenient edition may be deemed desirable. The works to be published in uniform octavo volumes, containing the AngloSaxon originals, and a translation. It is proposed to commence the series with the HOMILIES of the ANGLOSaxon CHURCH, of which a considerable portion (whether translations or originals) are ascribed to the learned prelate by whose name the Society is distinguished; to be followed by The Lives of the ANGLO-Saxon Saints,
-The ANGLO-SAXON CHRONICLE,
-The WORKS OF KING ALFRED, viz. :-his Version of Beda's Ecclesiastical History, of Gregorius de Cura Pastorali, and of Orosius; together with such other early remains as the Society may deem worthy of publica
tion. FRESCO-PAINTING is, we observe, the all
engrossing subject of speculation in London at the present time, among artists. The Royal Commissioners of Fine Arts have given notice that three premiums of 3001 each, three premiums of 2001 each, and five premiums of 1001 each, will be given to the artists who
shall furnish cartoons which shall respectively be deemed worthy of one or other of the said premiums, and Mr. Barry has submitted his plans with reference to the decorations of the New Houses of Parliament. Some half-dozen works have also recently appeared on this all-but-obsolete branch of art, and the public attention seems to be already favourably enlisted on the subject. Severn, Parris, and Haydon, are among its more prominent advocates. The beautiful art of Lithotint is to be seen exhibited in all its brilliancy and effect in a recent volume just published. The posthumous works of Sir David Wilkie, amounting to six hundred and sixtyeight, and comprising a splendid series of his pictures from his earliest efforts down to the matured productions of his later days, have just been sold by auction, and have brought, in most instances, immense prices. There should be an effort made in this country to establish an Art-Union on the plan of the London Art-Union, for the encouragement of the Fine Arts—its establishment would be comparatively easy, with a vigorous president at its head, and it would prove of incalculable benefit to the profession. The sixth annual distribution which recently occurred in London, awarded about £10,000 as prizes for the purchase of pictures and £500 for bronze and plaster casts. A moiety of such munificence here would doubtless speedily bring to light much of the latent courage of our neglected and depressed artists.
The Portrait embellishment of the present Number, is an engraving from an excellent miniature by Blanchard, of the able and distinguished Senator WALKER of Mississippi. The biographical sketch intended to accompany it, has failed to reach our hands in proper season, from those of the author to whom its preparation was entrusted, a gentleman in Mississippi. It will be given in our next.
Several other miniatures from the same artist are only awaiting the opportunity for their insertion. They are of BENTON, Wright and CALHOUN—all very recent and all admirable productions. The last named is the only truly good likeness we are acquainted with of the great Southerner. We refer to them for the purpose of recommending the artist to that public patronage which he eminently merits, and which he will well repay.