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Scinde itself, and the territories on the banks of the Letters from the Virgin Islands; illusgreat river, but with the Punjab and all parts of trating Life and Manners in the West InCentral Asia, where our cotton manufactures and

dies. metals are in great demand. These countries, Lieut. Postans tells us, promise, even in their present ne- Selections from the Dramas of Goethe glected state, a certain trade; “ but are capable, in and Schiller. Translated, with Introducprocess of time, were the demands only made, of

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Remarks. By Anna Swanwick. producing to an unlimited extent many of those

Brief Thoughts on the Things of God staple commodities which form the great return trade in our Indian commerce.”

and the Soul, in words of one syllable. The local knowledge and observations of this By Edward Dalton. active and intelligent officer are valuable upon this Memoir of the Life and Correspondence subject, and he expresses his “ firm conviction, as of John Lord Teignmouth. By his Son, the result of experience, and having given the mat

Lord Teignmouth. ter due attention, that our mercantile relations with the countries bordering the Indus are capable of

The Jubilee of the World ; an Essay on extensive increase ; that the command of that im- Christian Missions to the Heathen. By portant river is not to be considered lightly, but as the Rev. John Macfarlane. worthy of our most strenuous exertions, being a

Anti-Duel; or a Plan for the Abrogation field amply calculated to repay our commercial enterprise ; and that, in the navigation of the Indus of Duelling, which has been tried and found by steam, on an extensive scale, will be found the successful. By John Dunlop. only means to remove those impediments hitherto Cyclopædia of Commerce, Mercantile existing to trade with the countries on and be. Law, Finance, and Commercial Geography.

By W. Waterston. Portrails of the Reverend John Williams and the

Rambles in the Isle of Wight. By John Reverend Robert Moffat. Designed and printed Gwilliam. in Oil-colors by the Patentee, George Baxter. Two striking oil-colored portraits of eminent

GERMANY. missionaries, and apparently characteristic likenesses of remarkable men. Mr. Williams's pub- Talmud Babylonicum, cuni scholiis, etc., lished works, and his sad fate-slain by the natives 1. Tractatus Macot, cum scholiis hermeneuof Erromanga-have extended his celebrity beyond the circle of Missionary Societies. Mr. Morpat, ticis

, etc., auctore Dr. H. S. Hirschfeld, less known to the public at large, has a counte

Rabbino. 8vo. Berol. nance so animated and expressive, that his por- Erinnernugen aus dem aussern Leben trait, with its background of Hottentots assembled von Ernst Moritz Arndt. Leipzig. in Parliament, denoting the scene of his missionary

Memoiren des Karl Heinrich, Ritters von labors, is the more attractive of the two.

These prints, if we may call them so—for they Lang. Brunswick. have the appearance of highly-finished water. Handwörterbuch der Griechischen color-drawings, though they are produced by the Sprache, begründet von Franz Passow, operation of printing in oil.colors-are very extraordinary and successful specimens of Mr. BAXTER'S neu bearbeitet von Dr. V. C. F. Rost und patent process; and so completely do they resem.

F. Palm, 1r. Bd. 1st. Abs. (A-A). Leipzig. ble original productions of the pencil, that it re- Commentarius in libros Novi Testaquires a close scrutiny to detect the evidences of menti historicos; von C. T. Kuinoel. Vol. their being engravings printed with oil-color: The II. Evangelia Marci et Lucæ. Edit. iv. flesh-tints of both are stippled ; but the other portions appear to be done in one case in mezzotint Leipzig. and the other in aquatint : the dress and back- Vorlesungen über Wesen und Geschichte ground of Mr. Moffat's portrait are in aquatint, der Reformation. Von Dr. K. R. Hagenbach. and the effect is more clear and lively than that of Mr. Williams's

, which is comparatively dull and Leipzig. heavy.-Spectator.

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principles they are supposed to have some

thing to say for themselves, and that, with Lardner's Cabinet Cyclopædia, Vol. 11.- peculiar significancy, they being dead yet

Eminent British Statesmen. By John Fos- speak. The deaths of such men are great ter, Esq. London: Longman and Co.

facts, which, amid the shadows and uncer

tainties of history, posterity lay hold of, INTRODUCTORY NOTE.

recognize, and feel, beacons in her troubled We cannot withhold from our readers an arti and stormy atmosphere which fix the eye. cle so interesting as the following, although Look to the end, says the moralist; the there are some sentiments in it we do not ad. historian says the same; and as the orator mire. As might be expected, there are a few severe hits at the Puritans; but their descend placed the essence of his art in action,

a ants well know how to bear such things with action, action, just so between a nation and out offence. The reader will find many elo- her great man-the end, the end, the marquent passages, and much graphic description, tyr consummation, concentrating the enerespecially in the latter portion of the article. gies of a life in one grand blow, is the apWe feel ourselves, however, compelled to di- peal which staggers and overcomes her, vide it, as it occupies nearly ninety pages of the which vibrates through her frame for British Critic. Those who prefer to read it Facts like these are the arms and engines

ages. unbroken, need only postpone it until the issue of history, her two-handed swords and batof the next number. -Ed.

tle-axes, her sledge-bammers and batterWe have no fear of opening, in the pre-ing-rams, that beat down prejudices, crush sent article, on what our readers will con- subtleties, level the pasteboard argument sider a stale or thread bare subject. It is into a high road for her truths. These and with pleasure we observe, that if ever the these only can meet the inextinguishable decies repetita placebit has applied to any appetite in human nature for the distinct, portion of history, it does to the times of the definite and positive, in truth or error the great Rebellion, and antecedent to them. as it may be ; that aching void which It may be, that that was the last break up clamors for supply, and which the teacher, of the old system in Church and State; political or religious, must somehow fill, of the hierarchical pretensions in the one, or must give way. No cause can prevail, of the feudal and chivalrous in the other. no principle conquer without them ; a sys. It may be again, that times of danger and tem that has not these must crumble and , commotion are most favorable for great die. Happy and glorious that highborn and noble manifestations of human charac. regal line, who from the foundation of the ter. It may be, that when men die for their world have one and one been singled out

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for this especial office, who in evil and continued fight with the aristocracy, no stormy days, when the flood was coming feudal baron, prince of the empire, or lord in, have filled the frightful gap up with them of the isles, had ever more of the genuine selves, and given to justice and truth the aristocrat. The feudal relation of the lord testimony of their being. More, far more to the tenant of the soil was just to his than recompensed are they for what the taste; nor was he without pride in the rehand of violence and the tongue of calumny gal part of his pedigree, and the corner of inflicted during their brief sojourn, if ena- his escutcheon, which bore the three lions. bled to bequeath to the cause for which The compliment might have been returnthey fought the splendid patronage of a ed:--nec imbellem feroces progenerant aquilæ name ; if history adopts them for her own; columbam, often a deceptive proverb, was if around their footsteps linger the fascina- not balked in his case; and a heathen tions of poetry, and upon their brow sits poet might have drawn, in old epic style, honor crowned sole monarch of the univer- crusading Richard in the Elysian fields, and sal earth.

the seer directing his eye through the vista We need go no further for reasons why of ages to the unborn shade of the last of the names of Laud, Charles, and Strafford, the Plantagenets. Difficult it might have still maintain that interest in the public been to persuade the royal fighter that parmind, which even their appearance in the liaments were as awkward bodies as armies picture gallery and the shop-window shows of Saracens, and orders of council as hard ihem to possess. It is a fact in the trade, weapons as two-handed swords. But doubt. we believe, that the demand for engravings less convinced of this, the shade of Cæur of Charles has almost drained the stocks of de Leon would have stalked the prouder the dealers in the metropolis and other over the plains of Asphodel, as his cye places; and the artist at the elder univer- caught the vision of the second “Lion” sity has recently supplied casts of the three (so nicknamed) of the Plantagenet stock. heads for lack of older memorials. We are of his youthful days we know little. He disposed to connect these and many other early attained proficiency in the fashionsymptoms with the general longing which able accomplishments of the day, and on has begun to be felt for a deeper ethics the ample Wentworth manors imbibed that and religion than what the last century taste for field sports, especially hawking supplied us; and not aspiring to the re- and fishing, which he always retained. To search of those generous travellers who the last he was a keen sportsman; and have lately threaded with such skill the thought himself too happy if from the toil forest gloom of mediæval antiquity, shall and cares of his Irish administration, he content ourselves with a nearer and more could only escape for a week or two at cognate age over which, notwithstanding a time 1o Cosha, his "park of parks," in a tremendous revolution, the shadow of Wicklow county, and hawk or fish for former things still brooded — an age in hours ankle deep in mud and wet. His which Shakspeare wrote and Strafford act correspondence with Laud, at some of ed; and without further preface shall beg these seasons, contains an amusing mixto renew the reader's acquaintance with ture of political, ecclesiastical, and sportone, in spite of alloy and extravagance, a ing intelligence. Presents of dried fish, of genuine great man, a statesman and a hero the Lord-deputy's catching, went up for of whom we may be proud.

the Lent table at Croydon, but the anThomas Wentworih was born in Lon. nouncement of the intended generosity don, April, 1594, of an ancient and knightly mingles with a lament over the « decay of family, that had been seated at Wentworth- hawks and martins in Ireland,” which deWodehouse, in the county of York, ever ficiency he consoles himself he shall be since the Conquest. The paternal line had able to supply by establishing woods for gradually absorbed into it many of the first their especial protection. Nevertheless families of the north. Wentworth repre. there is an imperfection attending on husented, as the eldest son, the ancient blood man schemes, sporting as well as other; of the Wodehouses, Houghtons, Fitzwil. if the martins are encourged, the “pheasliams, Gascoignes, and alliances with the ants must look well to themselves:" mean. noble houses of Clifford, De Spencer, Dar- time the archbishop shall have all the martin cy, Quincy, Ferrars, Beaumont, Grant- skins that can be procured either for love or mesnil, Peveril, and finally, through Mar. money. Laud keeps up the pleasantry—is. garet, grandmother of Henry VII., mounted duly grateful for the fish, but entreats him up to the Lancasters and Plantagenets. to send no more hung beef from the YorkThough his whole political career was one / shire larder; the last having been posi

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