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THE NATIONAL REVIEW.
CONTENTS OF NO. III.- JAN. 1856.
ART. I.-EDWARD GIBBON .
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, by
Edward Gibbon, Esq. With Notes by Dean Milman and M.
Guizot. Edited, with additional Notes, by William Smith,
LL.D. In Eight Volumes. London, 1855. Murray.
ART. II.—THE SPANISH CONQUEST IN AMERICA
The Spanish Conquest in America, and its relation to the His-
tory of Slavery and to the Government of Colonies. By Arthur
Helps. With Maps. Vols. I. and II. London, J. W. Parker.
ART. III.-THE LIFE AND WRITINGS OF DR. THOMAS
YOUNG . . .
. . . . . . 69
Life of Thomas Young, M.D., F.R.S., &c. By George Peacock,
D.D., Dean of Ely, &c. 8vo. London, Murray. 1855.
The Miscellaneous Works of Dr. T. Young. Edited by G. Peacock,
D.D., Dean of Ely, and John Leitch, Esq. 3 vols. 8vo. London,
ART. IV.-ATHEISM . . . . . . . . 97
The First Cause; or, a Treatise upon the Being and Attributes of
God. By Rev. J. C. Whish, M.A. Seeley, Jackson, and Hal-
The Burnett Prize-Essays.
Principles of Psychology. By Herbert Spencer. Longmans. 1855.
George Jacob Holyoake and Modern Atheism. An Essay. By
S. D. Collet. Trübner. 1855.
The Reasoner for 1855. Edited by G. J. Holyoake. Holyoake,
Art. V.—THE PRESENT STATE OF FRANCE . . . 123
Napoléon le Petit. Par Victor Hugo. London, 1852.
ART. VI.-PHENICIA . . . . . . . . 156
Phoenicia. By John Kenrick, M.A. London, B. Fellowes. 1855.
Art. VII.-W. M. THACKERAY, Artist and MORALIST . 177
The Newcomes. By the Author of “ Vanity Fair,” &c.
Miscellanies, Prose and Verse. By W. M. Thackeray. Vols. I.
and II. London, Bradbury and Evans. 1856.
ART. VIII.-FOREIGN POLICY AND THE NEXT CAMPAIGN . 213
General Treaty of Congress, signed at Vienna, June 9, 1815 ; with
the three Annexes thereto, relating to the Kingdom of Poland
and the Republic of Cracow. Presented to the House of Com-
mons by her Majesty's command, in pursuance of their Address
of the 8th February 1847.
Correspondence between Viscount Castlereagh (late Marquis of
Londonderry) and the Emperor Alexander of Russia, respecting
the Kingdom of Poland. Vienna, October, November, 1814.
Presented to the House of Commons, February 1847. .
Papers relative to the Suppression, by the Governments of Austria,
Prussia, and Russia, of the free State of Cracow, and to the
Annexation of that State to the Austrian Empire. Presented to
both Houses of Parliament, February 1847.
Correspondence respecting the Relations between Greece and
Turkey. Presented to both Houses of Parliament, 1854.
Eastern Papers. Part XIV. Negociation at Vienna. Presented
to both Houses of Parliament, 1855.
Geschichte des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts seit den Wiener Ver-
trägen. Von G. G. Gervinus. Erster Band. Leipzig, 1855.
The Polish Question, from the German Point of View. By a
German Statesman. Translated from the German. London,
CONTENTS OF NO. IV.—APRIL 1856.
Art. I.-CHARACTERISTICS OF GOETHE . . . . 241
The Life and Works of Goethe: with Sketches of his Age and
Contemporaries, from published and unpublished sources. By
G, H, Lewes. 2 vols. Nutt, 1855.
Freundschaftliche Briefe von Goethe und seiner Frau an Nico-
laus Meyer, aus den Jahren 1800-1831. Leipzig, Hartung,
1856. Friendly Letters from Goethe and his Wife to Nicolas
Meyer, between the years 1800 and 1831. Leipzic, 1856.]
ART. II.-EARLY ENGLISH EXPLORERS
, , , . 297
The Observations of Sir Richard Hawkins, Knt., in his Voyage
into the South Sea in 1593. Reprinted from the Edition of
1622, and edited by Captain C. R. Drinkwater Bethune, R.N.,
Select Letters of Columbus; with Original Documents relating to
the Discovery of the New World. Translated and edited by
R. H. Major, Esq., of the British Museum.
The Discoverie of the Empire of Guiana by Sir Walter Raleigh,
Knt. Edited, with copious Explanatory Notes, and a Biogra-
phical Memoir, by Sir Robert H. Schomburgh, Phil. D., &c.
Sir Francis Drake his Voyage, 1595, by Thomas Maynarde ; toge-
ther with the Spanish Account of Drake's Attack on Puerto
Rico. Edited, froin the original Ms., by W. D. Cooley, Esq.
Narratives of Early Voyages undertaken for the Discovery of a
Passage to Cathaia and India, by the North-west; with Selec-
tions from the Records of the Worshipful Fellowship of the
Merchants of London, trading into the East Indies; and from
Mss. in the Library of the British Museum. Now first pub
lished, by Thomas Rundall, Esq.
The Historie of Travaile into Virginia Britannia, expressing the
Cosmographie and Comodities of the Country; together with
the Manners and Customs of the People, gathered and observed
as well by those who first went thither as collected by William
Strachey, Gent., the First Secretary of the Colony. Now first
edited, from the original Manuscript in the British Museum, by
Divers Voyages touching the Discovery of America and the Isles
adjacent. Collected and published by Richard Hakluyt, Pre-
bendary of Bristol, in the year 1582. Edited, with Notes and
an Introduction, by John Winter Jones, Esq., of the British
A Collection of Documents on Japan ; with a Commentary. By
Thomas Rundall, Esq.
The Discovery and Conquest of Florida, by Don Ferdinando de
Soto. Translated out of Portuguese by Richard Hakluyt; and
edited, with Notes and an Introduction, by W. B. Rye, Esq.,
of the British Museum.
Notes upon Russia : being a translation from the earliest account
of that country, entitled Rerum Moscoviticarum Commentarii,
of the Baron Sigismund von Herberstein, Ambassador from the
Court of Germany to the Grand Prince Vasiley Ivanovich, in
the years 1517 and 1526. Translated and edited, with Notes
and an Introduction, by R. H. Major, Esq., of the British
Museum. 2 vols.
The Geography of Hudson's Bay. Being the Remarks of Captain
W. Coats, in many Voyages to that Locality, between the years
1727 and 1751. With an Appendix, containing extracts from
the Log of Captain Middleton on his Voyage for the Discovery
of the North-west Passage, in H.M.S. *Furnace,” in 1741-2.
Edited by John Barrow, Esq., F.R.S., F.S.A.
Three Voyages by the North-east, towards Cathay and China, un-
dertaken by the Dutch in the years 1594, 1595, and 1596, with
their discovery of Spitzbergen, their Residence of ten months
in Novaya Zemlya, and their safe return in two open boats.
By Gerrit de Veer. Edited by Charles T. Beke, Esq., Ph. D.,
The History of the great and mighty Kingdom of China, and the
situation thereof. Compiled by the Padre Juan Gonzalez de
Mendoza; and now reprinted from the early translation of R.
Parke. Edited by Sir George T. Staunton, Bart. With an
Introduction by R. H. Major, Esq. 2 vols.
The World encompassed by Sir Francis Drake: being his next
Voyage to that to Nombre de Dios. Collated with an unpub-
lished Manuscript of Francis Fletcher, Chaplain to the Expe-
dition. With Appendices illustrative of the Voyage, and In-
troduction, by W. S. W. Vaux, Esq., M.A.
The History of the two Tartar Conquerors of China, including
the two Journeys into Tartary of Father Ferdinand Verbiest;
from the French of Père Pierre Joseph d'Orleans. To which
is added, Father Pereira's Journey into Tartary; from the
Dutch of Nicolaas Witsen. Translated and edited by the
Earl of Ellesmere. With an Introduction by R. H. Major,
A Collection of Documents on Spitzbergen and Greenland.
Edited by Adam White, Esq., of the British Museum.
ART. III.—UNIVERSITY REFORM :-CAMBRIDGE . . . 328
Report of the Commissioners for the Reform of the University of
Correspondence of the Cambridge Commissioners with the Govern-
Bill for the Reform of the University of Cambridge. 1855.
Hansard's Debates. 1855.
Statutes of the University of Cambridge, from the 13th to the 16th
century. By J. Heywood. 2 vols. Bohn, 1855.
Cambridge Calendar. Deighton, Cambridge, 1856.
Oxford Essays. J. W. Parker and Son, London, 1855.
Cambridge Essays. J. W. Parker and Son, London, 1855.
ART. IV.-MR. MACAULAY . . . . . . : 357
The History of England from the Accession of James the Second.
By Thomas Babington Macaulay. Longman.
Art. V.-CONVERSATION AND POETRY OF ROGERS . . 387
Recollections of the Table-Talk of Samuel Rogers. London,
Edward Moxon, 1856.
The Poetical Works of Samuel Rogers. London, Edward Moxon,
ART. VI.—THE ENGLISH STAGE . . . . .
Catalogue of Dramatic Pieces, the Property of the Members of the
Dramatic Authors' Society or their representatives, made up to
the 1st of February 1856.
Art. VII.—THE POLITICAL TENDENCIES OF AMERICA . 433
Things as they are in America. By William Chambers. Edin-
burgh and London, 1854.
Life of Horace Greeley, Editor of the New-York Tribune. By
J. Parton. New York, 1855.
Notes on Public Subjects, made during a Tour in the United
States and in Canada. By H. Seymour Tremenheere. London,
The Constitution of the United States compared with our own.
By H. Seymour Tremenheere. London, 1855.
Private Correspondence of Henry Clay. By C. Cotton, LL.D.
New York, 1856.