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earlier productions. The author may be thought to have surrendered himself too unreservedly to the influence of Tennyson and his school. But he shows such decided poetic talent, that this may be taken as only a transient stage in his career as a poet. He is capable of a much higher range. We. can give only one short extract in illustration of the exquisite tenderness strewed through the poem.
“And ere they went,
"And Bertha hung
Not wind enough to turn a silvered leaf.” Framley Parsonage. By ANTHONY TROLLOPE. With Illustrations. Harpers. 1861. Pp. 530. Without any rare or exciting incidents, the interest of the reader in this new 'volume of Mr. Trollope, is kept up by the accurate delineation of the characters, the simple and regular movement of the story, and the naturalness and vivacity of the dialogue. The descriptions of scenes and events are uniformly good. It is a book that may be safely recommended, especially to young clergymen, who are solicited to indorse the notes of friends in an emergency.
The House on the Moor. By the Author of “Margaret Maitland,” etc. New York: Harpers. 1861. Pp. 405. The interest of this work is derived from its startling contrasts of characters—the extremes of light and shade being skilfully played off against each other. Through a large variety of scenes and personages, the plot moves on undisturbed, so that poetic justice is at last rendered to all the actors. The darker shades of character and life are drawn with the most vigor. The moral tone of the book is unexceptionable.
Harper's Monthly Magazine seems to aim at a still higher standard, with each new year. In variety of topics, fertility of illustrations, and cheapness of price, it surpasses all the others. The October number contains, in full, Alexander Smith's new poem, Edwin of Deira, besides an abundance of other interesting matter.
Mr. Bidwell's Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, for September, has an admirable likeness of Thorwaldsen; and our historian Motley appears for the first time in the October number. The selections of this invaluable miscellany are made with a wise adaptation to all classes of readers.
The National Preacher, in some of its later numbers, contains instructive discourses by Dr. Todd, Dr. Nelson, of St. Louis; Rev. S. G. Buckingham, Rev. S. D. Phelps, D.D., and others, well fitted for the supply of vacant pulpits.
SCIENCE AND EDUCATION.
The Chemical History of a Candle. By MICHAEL FARADAY, D.C.L , F.R.S. Edited by W. Crookers. Harpers. 1861. Pp. 223. These six lectures, delivered before a juvenile auditory, are among the best possible examples of the highest scientific truths taught in the simplest and most attractive manner. Children can uuderstand them, and they contain instruction for all. A lecture on Platinum is added. Numerous illustrations make every point plain.
Primary Object Lessons for a Graduated Course of Development. By N. A. Calkins. New York: Harpers. Pp. 362. This manual is constructed on the plan of a gradual and harmonious development of the faculties of children, through converse with objects. It requires, and we think rightly, incessant effort and study on the part of the teacher, and gives many admirable instructions and examples as to the best method of training. Actual experience can alone test the practicability of the system; but it seems to be at once natural and philosophical.
Harper's School and Family Readers. The Fifth Reader of the School and Family Series. By Marcius Willson. 1861. Pp. 540. The plan of this admirable series combines systematic instruction in science, history and literature, with reading lessons. It is profusely illustrated.' This series surpasses any other with which we are acquainted. It is a carrying out of the principle that the senses are first developed. The lessons draw out, in succession, the ideas of form, color, (very fully and ingeniously,) number, weight, size, sound, of the human body, of place, etc. We commend the volume to parents and teachers.
Latin Accidence and Primary Lesson Book. By GEORGE W. COLLORD. New York: Harpers. 1861. Pp. 347. This volume was prepared to accompany McClintock's First Book in Latin. It is a well-arranged ; an excellent and sufficient introduction to the language. The second part consists of reading lessons and syntax, with a vocabulary. A pupil needs no other book to get a good start in the Latin tongue.
INDEX TO VOLUME III.—1861.
Ackermann's Plato, 571.
Dutch Reformed, 205.
Education in France, 594.
Edwards and his School, 36-68.
Emerson's Conduct of Life, 412.
English Tongue, a New Speech, 18–85.
Faraday's Chemistry of a Candle, 766.
Fisher's Addresses, 486-95.
France, Literature, 182, 385, 546, 757 ; News,
213, 416, 594.
Gasparin's United States, 762.
German Reformed, 204.
Germany, Literature, 183, 375, 539, 755; News,
Goodwin, D. R., on Powell, 438-457.
Graul, Irenæus, 560.
Greece, 181, 381.
Green's Hebrew Grammar, 761.
Guizot, 546, 758.
Hagenbach's History of Doctrines, 558.
Hague Society, 543.
Hall's Contemplations, 405.
Hamilton's Theory of Knowledge, 124–161.
Hare, Guesses, etc., 412.
Harper's Greek and Latin Texts, 576 Maga-
Hauréau, Singularités, 762.
Hebrew Slavery, see Mielziner.
Herzog's Encyclopædia, 411.
Hickok's Psychology, 570.
Hitchcock, R. D., Ante-Nicene Trinitarianism,
161-177, 512–527 ; Dressel's Carnjina, 200-202.
Hodge's Outlines, 192.
Holland, 181, 543.
Holyoake's Speaking, 572.
Homeric Doctrine of the Gods, 599–632.
Homer's Odyssey, 413.
Horne on Psalms, 405.
Huber, Philosophy of Fathers, 197.
Hymns and Choirs, 408.
Jameson's Legends, 561.
Jourdain's Aquinas, 81-93.
Journal des Savants, 384.
Julian the Apostate, 1-17.
Kingsley on History, 572.
Kurtz, Church History, 199.
Lamson's First Three Centuries, 161.
Lamont's Sea-Horses, 761.
Lange Bibelwerk, 197, 401, 555.
La Peyrere, Præadamites, 68–81.
Latitudinarians, New, 312-357.
Rothe on Melancthon, 261-283.
Samuel Movrat College, 182.
Schaff, P., on Juliap, 1-17.
Schmid, Dogmengeschichte, 560.
Scotland, 210, 395, 593.
Sewell's Free Labor, 569.
Shield's Philosophy, 761.
Silas Marner, 577.
Sinaitic Codex, 179, 357–375.
Slavery, Hebrew, see Mielziner: Statistics of,
Smith's Edwin of Deira, 764.
Smith, H. B., on Hamilton, 124-161; New Lati-
ziner, 232-261, 423-438; Theological Intelli-
Notices of Books, 192-203, 398-415, 558-579,
761-66; News of Churches, 204-214, 415-423,
Smith, W., Sermons, 574.
Smyth, E. C., Notice of Thompson, 556; Ser-
South America, 207.
South Pacific, Life in, 764.
Spain, 387, 416.
Stearns, J. F., The Present Struggle, 710-736.
Stubach's Primitive Religion, 543.
Studien und Kritiken, 185, 379, 540.
Sunday Laws, 693-710.
Sweden, 214, 583, 417.
Switzerland, 213, 353, 545.
Teft, Methodism, 199.
Tholuck's Sermon on Mount, 196.
lish, 186, 388, 534, 758; French, 884, 547, 757; Thornton's American Pulpit, 200.
Tischendorf, 179, 357, 577.
Trollope's Framley Parsonage, 765.
United States, Literature, 191, 396, 549, 759 ;
News, 204, 415, 579; Statistics, 579.
United Brethren in Christ, 587.
United Presbyterians, 593.
Unity of Race, 457-472.
Universities of Ge any, 184, 543, 756.
Vincent's Footprints, 576.
Wappaeus on Population, 589.
Wesleyan Statistics, 208, 591.
Wharton, Wits, etc., 577.
White, E. N., Translation of Rothe, 261.
Whiting, L., on Old Testament in New, 283.
Willson's Reader, 766.
Wilson, J. G., on Unity of Race, 457.
Woodbridge, J., on Olshausen, 93-124; Ser.
Zeal, Christian, 391.