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desire to elevate humanity in accordance with God's laws, furnish innocent mental pleasures and often happy moral suasions in favor of goodness, which are needed, at times, by every young and every healthy intellect. Often, too, books of this sort are cheering resources in hours of weariness and pain,* when even the wise and pious soul requires some softened atmosphere of life, some new phase of thought that will lighten or remove the too near and heavy pressure of the day's actual burdens and sorrows.
But while we would not disparage works of imagination, we would have readers carefully guarded against the falsehoods and temptations to evil, which selfish passions, sinful lusts, and false philosophies may introduce in this form. Therefore novel writers should be held to strict morality of tenet and delicacy of delineation. We beg our readers of all ages not to be led away by the name of a distinguished writer into giving their minds to pictures of scenes they would shrink from in real life. Poison is not the less poison because offered in a gilded cup, made by a distinguished artist.
" Lead us not into temptation” is a divine aspiration, and we make that prayer in vain if we neglect to guard our own hearts and thoughts from contaminations.
" Examples hasten deeds to good effects." ARGUMENTS for the right are never so powerful in infiuencing the heart to love goodness, as examples of right conduct. True love is best comprehended by its effect in producing happiness; therefore happy love must be true love. In the preceding article we have commended Miss Muloch's last novel, “ Mistress and Maid," to special favor. As proof that it deserves this praise, we will make a few extracts from the chapter of that important period true love-courtsbip, premising that the hero and heroine of the story had loved each other for fifteen years, and only within a few weeks had been engaged; that Miss Leaf was then thirty and Mr. Lyon about forty years of age.
“Let us linger a little over this chapter of happy love; 80 sweet, so rare a thing. Ay, most rare: though hundreds continually meet, love, or fancy they do, engage themselves, and marry; and hundreds more go through the same proceeding, with the slight difference of the love omitted-Hamlet, with the part of Hamlet left out. But the real love, steady and true, tried in the balance, and not found wanting : tested by time, silence, separation; by good and ill fortune; by the natural and inev. itable change which years make in every character this is the rarest thing to be found on earth, and the most precious.
“I do not say that all love is worthless which is not exactly this sort of love. There have been people who have succumbed instantly and permanently to some mysterious attraction, higher than all reasoning; the same which made Hilary Leaf take an interest in Robert Lyon's face at church, and made him, he afterward confessed, the very first time he gave Ascott a lesson in the parlor at Stowbury, say to himself, “If I did marry, I think I should like such a wife as that browneyed bit lassie.' And there have been other people, who, choosing their partners from accidental circumstances, or from mean worldly motives, have found Providence
kinder to them than they deserved, and settled down into happy, affectionate husbands and wives.
“But none of these loves can possibly have the sweetness, the completeness of such a love as that between Hilary Leaf and Robert Lyon.
“There were no lo vers' quarrels. Robert Lyon had chosen that best blessing next to a good woman, a sweettempered woman; and there was no reason why they should quarrel more as lovers than they had done as friends. And, let it be said to the eternal honor of both, now, no more than in their friendship days, was there any of that hungry engrossment of each other's society, which is only another form of selfish ness, and by which lovers so often make their own happy courting-time 2 season of never-to-be-forgotten bitterness to everybody connected with them.
“Oh, the innumerable little jokes of those happy days! Oh, the long, quiet walks by the riverside, through the park, across Ham Common-anywhere, it did not matter, the whole world looked lovely, even ou the dullest winter day! Oh, the endless talks! the renewed mingling of two lives, which, though divided, had never been really apart, for neither had anything to conceal; neither had ever loved any but the other.
“Robert Lyon was, as I have said, a good deal changed, outwardly and inwardly. He had mixed much in society, taken an excellent position therein, and this had given him not only a more polished manner, but an air of decision and command, as of one used to be obeyed. There conld not be the slightest doubt, as Johanna once laughingly told him, that he would always be 'master in his own house.
“But he was very gentle with his little woman,' as he called her. He would sit for hours at the 'ingleneuk'-how he did luxuriate in the English fires !-with Hilary on a footstool beside him, her arm resting on his knee, or her hand fast clasped in his. And sometimes, when Johanna went out of the room, he would stoop and gather her close to his heart. But I shall tell no tales; the world has no business with these sort of things."
Johanna, the half-sister of Hilary, bad bad the care of the latter from her infancy; Johanna was as a mother to the orphan both in years and love; no wonder Hilary hesitated to leave her elderly sister, who was in feeble health. Robert Lyon wanted to marry at once and take his bride to India, to be absent three years; the “little woman" felt she ought not to go, and this was the first cloud between the lovers. We can only give a glimpse of this deeply interesting scene; its lessons are of the highest wisdom in married life.
"If I tell what followed, will it forever lower Robert Lyon in the estimation of all readers ? He said coldly, As you please, Hilary,' rose up, and never spoke auother word till they reached home.
"It was the first dull tea-table they had ever knowu; the first time Hilary had ever looked at that dear face, and seen an expression there which made her look away again. He did not sulk; he was too gentlemanly for that; he even exerted himself to make the meal pass pleasantly as usual. But he was evidently deeply wounded-uay, more, displeased. The strong, stern man's nature within him had rebelled; the sweetness had gone out of his face, and something had come into it which the very best of men have sometimes : alas for the woman who cannot understand and put up with it!
“I am not going to preach the doctrine of tyrants and slaves; but when two walk together they must be agreed, or, if by any chance they are not agreed, one must yield. It may not always be the weaker, or in weakness may lie the chiefest strength; but it must be one or the other of the two who has to be the first to give way; and, save, in very exceptional cases, it is, and it ought to be, the woman.
God's law, and Nature's, which is also God's, ordains this ; instinct teaches it; Christianity enforces it.
“Will it inflict a death-blow upon any admiration she may have excited, this brave little Hilary, if I confess that Robert Lyon, being angry with her, justly or unjustly, and she looking upon him as her future husband, her 'lord and master if you will, whom she would one day promise, and intended literally to obey'-she thought it her duty, not only her pleasure but her duty, to be the first to make reconciliation between them Ay, and at every sacrifice, except that of principle.
"And I am afraid, in spite of all that 'strong-minded' women may preach to the contrary, that all good women
* Our correspondent wanted directions where to obtain cheap editions (paper covers) of such late English novels as would innocently beguile some of the weary hours of a confirmed invalid sister, who could not use her hands. Besides the works we have already named, there are novels by "the authoress of Mary Powell"the works of Mrs. Wood; and “Marrying for Money, " by Mrs. Daniels; this last we think deserving of much praise. Published by T. B. Peterson & Brothers, 306 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.
will have to do this to all men who stand in any close relation toward them, whether fathers, husbands, brothers, or lovers, if they wish to preserve peace, and love, and holy domestic influence; and that so it must be to the end of time."
because there is nobody now that reads him. This sentiment must be a source of great consolation to many of our modern poets, who have already lived to see themselves arrive at this point of greatness.
WOMEN IN OFFICE.—Mrs. Lucy Baxte., widow of the late T. P. D. Baxter, has been appointed by the Secretary of the Treasury keeper of the Sandy Neck lighthouse, at the entrance of Barnstable barbor.
And so gently and persuasively did Hilary arge her sweet peace-making, and her reasons for remaining with her sister the three years, that she gained her lover's conscience on her side, and such respect as well as love and confidence that he yielded and said
“If my little woman thinks it right to act as she does, I also think it right to let her. And let this be the law of our married life, if we ever are married'-and he sighed—“that when we differ each should respect the other's conscience, and do right in the truest sense, by allowing the other to do the same."
“Oh, Robert, how good you are!" was Hilary's exclamation.
The Republicans of the county of Sagadahoc, Me., have nominated Jane R. Shaw for Register of Deeds. Miss Olive Rose, some years ago, held the same office in Lincoln county.
Yes, he was a good man. He had the true principle of greatness and goodness-duty before all things.
THE BEST NATIVE LINGUIST IN THE ARCTIC REGIONS, Mr. Hall, the late Arctic Explorer, found a native w0man of the Innuit Tribe of Esquimaux, who proved to him an able interpreter. Her name is Tux-e-leto. She is the best linguist in the Arctic regions, and has a wonderful faculty of acquiring the lingo of other tribes. She is mild in disposition.
JOSEPHINE.—Fortune, or Providence rather, seems to justify the superstition which regarded Josephine as the star of Napoleon's destiny. No royalty is now to be found among the relatives of the great Emperor, except in the descendants of the discarded wife. The grandson of Josephine is Emperor of France. Another of her descendants was married to the Queen of Portugal. Of her granddaughters, one was Queen of Sweden; another still lives as Empress Dowager of Brazil. Her grandson, the Duke of Leuchtenberg, may be King of Greece.
On through valleys, over hills, On to try the mountain passes,
On to drink from silyer rills, Fringed around with greenest grasses !
Never mind the cuts and scars, Never stop for friends to love thee;
Climbing, strive to reach the stars, And the heaven that smiles above thee!
Miss S. J. HALE'S BOARDING AND DAY SCHOOL FOR YOUNG LADIES, 1826 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, Penna.
This school has now entered on its seventh year. The success and present prosperity are very satisfactory to its friends.
The design of the Principal is to give a thorough and liberal English education, to furnish the best facilities for acquiring the French language, and the best instruction in music and the other accomplishments. The Assistants employed are of the first class and highest merit. French is taught by an experienced instructress, a lady lately from France who resides in the family, and thus the pupils have ample opportunities of acquiring the accomplishment of speaking the language.
Particular and continued attention is paid to the moral training, and also to the health and physical development of the young ladies.
References : Mrs. Emma Willard, Troy; N. Y.; Henry Vethake, LL.D., Wm. B. Stevens, D.D., Wm. H. Ashhurst, Esq., Louis A. Godey, Esq., Philadelphia ; Charles Hodge, D.D., Princeton, N. J.; and others.
Circulars will be sent wherever required.
As the curling smoke ascends, Every earth-born beauty scorning,
Looking to the sky that bends Low to clasp the tints of morving;
So with resolute desire,
Fan to flanie Hope's holy fire,
Stormy clouds may crowd the sky, Fogs grow thick and dark around thee,
Sorrows dim thine eagle eye,
Yet press on in Duty's path,
God shall calm the tempest's wrath,
Onward, ever onward, then: Upward, upward still aspiring,
Be & man among true men, In thy life-work never tiring!
On to wear a shining name, Pure as those of sacred story!
On to win eternal fame In the land of love and glory!
TO OUR CORRESPONDENT8.-We have accepted these articles, which will appear as soon as we can make room. The time may seem long to those who are wait. ing to read the poem or story, but patience will have its reward. "I Can't Afford It'_“Love Within" "When I am Gope" "The Violet"_" The Sunbeam and the Raindrop"-"Transplanted" (we have not room for the other poem)-"Servants"-"The Cap Moss"“To a Friend," etc.
These articles are declined: "The Clouds"-" The Broken Engagement" (MS. will be returned if stamps are sent)—"A Song"-"My Home"-"The Maniac"“The Autumn Breeze"-"Julia Shields"_"Prayer for Mercy'-"The Parts we Play"-"Snow Pictures"“Lines''_"Elderly People"-"A Baby found on the Battlefield," etc.—“Let me Sleep" (the poem bas merit, but the writer can do better: we want the best)—“Halloweeu." (It is impossible to give a critical analysis of the articles we decline ; few of these stories are destitute of good points ; some are worth pablishing, if we wanted them.) "Friendship'
"Friendship"-"A Round Robin". -" Let well
A CONSOLING REFLECTION. Voltaire says that the reputation of Dante will continually be greater and greater,
give temporary or apparent relief; but the inevitable consequences resulting from their use will be greater feebleness of the muscles, and arrest of their full development from inaction; and this will the deformity be increased: thus, in all probability, will it become necessary to continue through life those ill-advised, inconvenient, and injurious substitutes for muscular accion. The best shoulder-braces and the only proper ones are pure air and active exercise. The best pads, or the best things to fill out the body, and to give every part its full, beautiful, and perfect development, are wholesome food, and a happy, contented state of mind.
NAKED ARMS.-A distinguished physician of Paris declared, just before his death, “I believe that during the twenty-six years I have practised my profession in this city, twenty thousand children have been borne to the cemeteries & sacrifice to the absurd custom of naked
Dr. J. C. Warren said, “ Boston sacrifices five hundred babies every year by not clothing their arms." Those little arms should have thick, knit, woollen, warm sleeves, extending from the shoulder to the hand.
(Selected from Hall's Journal of Health.)
HINTS ABOUT FOOD.-- Hot drinks are best at meals : the less of any fluid the better. Anything cold arrests digestion on the instant.
It is hurtful and is a wicked waste of food to eat with. out an appetite.
All meats should be cut up as fine as a pea, most especially for children. The same amount of stomach-power expended on such a small amount of food as to be digested perfectly without its being felt to be a labor, namely without any appreciable discomfort in any part of the body, gives more nutriment, strength, and vigor to the system, than upon a larger amount, which is felt to require an effort, giving nausea, fulness, acidity, wind,
How GIRLS SHOULD BE CLOTHED.-In a former number we made some strictures on the prevailing fashion in dressing girls; having indicated our disapprobation of those fashions, it is our duty to tell what changes should be made.
It has been shown that infants have feeble heat-generating powers; and though these powers become stronger with the advance of life, yet they never attain their full development in children until they reach the adult age. The rules for dressing infants, then, are alike applicable to older children. These, like infants, should have the extremities—the arms, legs, and feet--well protected ; because, like infants, their heat-generating powers are feeble when compared with those of older persons, while, as in the case of infants, they are strongly predisposed to iniammation and congestion of the vital organs from the active changes going on in them, and which are so likely to result in disease when the blood is driven in from the extremities by improper exposure.
Instead of low necks, then, girls should have high necks that will protect the breast perfectly; instead of short sleeves, or no sleeves, they should have thick, warm, long sleeves extending down to the hand; instead of having the legs bare, or covered (?) with lace and cobweb nothings, they should be protected by thick drawers esteoding down to the feet. Or, what is better, in cold weather, in addition to the stockings, the legs should be covered by yarn or cloth gaiters extending down above the knee over the feet, and fastened at the bottom by a strap passing beneath the foot. This fashion has, we believe, been recently introduced, and is worthy of all commendation. It is much to be hoped that it will be generally adopted, and that considerations of health and comfort will cause it to continue amid all the mutations of fashion.
These gaiters afford an admirable protection to the feet as well as the legs; and with thick stockings and leather shoes, leave us nothing to desire in the way of covering for the nether extremities. And with such protection as this, short skirts may still be worn without injury, while nothing is lost in the way of appearances ; for nothing can look neater and nicer than a little fuot peeping out from beneath one of these strapped gaiters.
Looseness has been insisted on as one of the indispen. sables in an infant's dress; equally important is it in the dress of older girls. No part of their bodies should be subjected to the least pressure; for, in early life, and indeed until the age of eighteen or twenty, the bones are soft and yielding, and all parts of the body are in a growing, underelored state. It will readily be seen, then, how likely deformity and disease are to ensue from compression by means of ligatures, corsets, tight dresses, small shoes, and everything of the kind. And not only should the muscles be free from all pressurethey should be strengthened and developed hy proper exercise ; hence shoulder-braces, and all artificial sopports for the muscles, are objectionable. These may
Milk, however fresh, pure, and rich, if drunk largely at each meal, say a glass or two, is generally hurtful to invalids and sedentary persons, as it tends to cause fever, constipation, or biliousness.
PRESERVES are sometimes deadly poisons, in consequence of the improper material of the vessels in whiclı they are made or are contained. If made in copper or brass kettles, the utmost and closest attention should be given to see that every spot the size of a pin should fairly glisten by vigorous and thorough scouring. But even this will not avail if the preserves themselves are imperfectly swectened, or are not thoroughly cooked. A defect in either case will result in corroding the cans or jars in which they are put for keeping. This corrosion makes chemical combinations which are fatal to life or lay the foundation for long, distressing, and obscure diseases. The ouly perfectly safe preserve-jar is that which is made of glass. All others ought to be discarded. Glass is cheap, inore easily and more perfectly cleaned, aud with reasonable care will last a lifetime.
Self-sealing air-tight glass jars, which are now so comon are the best vessels for securing preserved fruits.
SWALLOWING Poison.-Stirina glass of water a heaping teaspoonful each of salt and kitchen mustard, and drink it instantly; this will empty the stomach in a minute To antagonize any poison that may be left, swallow the whites of two or three eggs; then drink & cap or two of very strong coffee, or as much sweet milk or cream, if impossible to get coffee.
Owing to the immense increase in the price of books, we will not receive farther orders to send by mail. It Dever was a source of profit to us, but generally a loss, on account of the portage we had to pay.
From PETERSON & BROTHERS, Philadelphia:
JOHN MARCHMONT'S LEGACY: A Domestic Story. By Mrs. E. Braddon, author of " Aurora Floyd," “ Lady Audley's Secret," etc. From “Temple Bar.” To be completed in twelve numbers. No. 1.
SOMEBODY'S LUGGAGE: A Christmas and New Year's Story for 1863. By Charles Dickens. A number of pleasant stories, strung on a thread of humorous narrative, which, if not actually Dickens's, are at least fathered by him, present many of his quaint peculiarities of style, and inculcate those lessons of charity and humanity which he knows so well how to teach.
LINES LEFT OUT: or, Some of the Histories left out in “ Line upon Line." By the author of "Line upon Line," etc. This is a little volume of Scriptural histories, adapted to the comprehension of children, and relating erents in the times of the "patriarchs" and the "judges." It is profusely illastrated with well-executed engravings on wood.
SPRINGS OF ACTION. By Mrs. C. H. B. Richards, author of “Sedgemoor," " Pleasure and Profit, Hester and I," " Aspiration," etc. Few of the publications recently coming under our notice have taken our fancy and judgment more completely than this little volume of essays. They display a depth of practical philosophy and closeness and originality of observation that would do honor to the best of our female essayists. Didactic and moral, without either dogmatism or cant, they interest by their novelty and freshness, and please by the clearness and precision of their expression. Having for her object the elevation of her sex "to its peculiar and best altitudes," Mrs. Richards addresses herself especially to the young women of our country, not one of whom, we venture to say, will be able to rise from the perusal of this volume without confessing to have received both profit and gratification.
MEMOIRS OF MRS. JOANNA BETHUNE. By her son, the Rev. George W. Bethune, D. D. With an ap. pendix, containing extracts from the writings of Mro. Bethune. This is the last work of its lamented author. None who have ever read the lines addressed to his mother by the Rev. Dr. Bethune can fail to form a vivid idea of the tender feeling he has displayed in his biography of that mother. To use the language of its editor, it is "a beautiful living tribute by a gifted, affectionate son to bis sainted mother.' In it other Christian mothers may find beautiful examples for themselves and their daughters.
From SMITH, ENGLISH, & Co., Philadelphia :
POEMS. By Richard Coe. The simplicity and delicate feeling of these unpretending little “poems" will secure them, we doubt not, a warm welcome in many hearts. Mr. Coe has written a great deal of poetry, wbich, if not always of a very highly imaginative order, is, nevertheless, pleasing and popular. In the neat and compact volume before us is embodied a careful selection from among the best of his numerous and varied efforts.
From J. C. GARRIGUES, Philadelphia:
THE SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER AND DIARY ALMANAC. This is a very pretty diary, whereby Sunday School teachers may note their engagements for the different Sundays in the year. The almanac attached is also useful,
From J. B. LIPPINCOTT & Co., Philadelphia:
THE BOOK OF DAYS. A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in Connection with the Calendar, including Anecdotes, Biography, History, Curiosities of Literature, and Oddities of Human Life and Character. Part 10.
CHAMBERS'S ENCYCLOPÆDIA. A Dictionary of Uuiversal Knowledge for the People. Part 58.
From HARPER & BROTHERS, New York, through J. B. LIPPINCOTT & Co., Philadelphia:
THE INSTITUTES OF MEDICINE. By Martin Paine, A.M., M. D., LL. D., Professor of the Institutes of Medicine and Materia Medica in the University of the city of New York. Our thanks are due the publishers for a copy of this truly learned and elaborate work. Of its professional merits, we cannot presume to speak from any knowledge of our own; but that they are many and great is evidenced not only by the unanimous and intelligent eulogiums of the medical press, but also by the fact that no less than six nditions of the Institutes" have been called for within the past twelve years. The work has become a standard, and without it no student of medicine can consider his library of instruction complete. As a text-book, it presents, in addition to & vast and almost inexhaustible fund of erudition, bearing upon every point in the range of medical science, one excellence somewhat rare, though not undesirable, even in works of a similar elementary character--that of honestly and fully stating all the arguments urged against the doctrines advauced and advocated in its pages.
From D. APPLETON & Co., New York, through W. P. HAZARD, Philadelphia:
ESSAYS. By Henry Thomas Buckle, author of "A History of Civilization in England." Learned and industrious though he was, tbe lamented author of the history of English civilization left bui few other literary remains. Among these brilliant few, are the two essays contained in the present volume: “Mill on Liberty," and "The Influence of Women on the Progress of Knowledge.” The first of these is in the main directed against the tyranny of public opinion, and involves questions in regard to religious toleration about which there may be many shades of difference. The remaining essay is a masterly and ingenious enlogium of the deductive sy 8tem in logic, reflecting brilliantly upon woman as the mistress of that system, and upon the influences ber imaginative and emotional mind has exercised upon the colder and harder mind of man, reinforcing even logic by its poetry, and acceleratiog the progress of knowledge. Prefixed to the essays is an interesting biographical sketch of the author, of whom a photographic likeness faces the title-page.
From TICKNOR & FIBLDS, Boston, through T. B. PETERSON & BROTHERS, Philadelphia:
THE POEMS OF ADELAIDE A. PROCTOR. If not tbe most imaginative, Miss Proctor is certainly the sweetest of living English female poets. Her poems are welcomed everywhere, by the highest and the humblest, by rich and poor, by learned and unlearned. Enshrined in the blue and gold volume before us are the first and second series of her “Legends and Lyrics," and "A
we must express our regret that he should deem it necessary to be so literal. His Germanized Euglish, though it may remind those acquainted with German of " Jean Paul the Only," does not always make pleasant reading.
Chaplet of Verses,” the latter being her most recent publication.
BROADCAST. By Nehemiah Adams, D. D., anthor of “Agnes and the Little Key," "Bertha and her Baptism," etc. This is a volume of brief religious reflections, or apothegms, originally designed by their author to serve as hints in preaching. These seeds of religious truth and sentiment possess a richness and vitality which cannot fail to render the productive of good in the hearts of those by whom they may be received.
THE GRAVER THOUGHTS OF A COUNTRY PARSON. By the author of "The Recreations of a Country Parson," etc. We are never wearied of the Country Parson. His lighter essays were models in their way, and their perusal gave unalloyed pleasure. The volume before us is a collection of his sermons, which are quite as worthy of attention. They are characterized by the same chaste elegance of diction, and their subjects are most judiciously selected. They are such as will be likely to please all, even the most fastidious and sensitive on doctrinal points, who have a taste for serious reading; while, in their plainness and simplicity, they are not beyond the comprehension of any. Being practical sermons, they are, as such, calculated to do good far beyond that accomplished by those of a theoretical or doctrinal nature.
From DICK & FITZGERALD, New York, through PETERSON & BROTHERS, Philadelphia:
MRS. HALLIBURTON'S TROUBLES. By Mrs. Henry Wood, author of " East Lynne," etc. Mrs. Wood's novels are necessarily popular, because she possesses the gift of depicting human nature with rare trutbful
The present yolume lacks the dramatic interest that has peryaded most of her previous works; but this loss is fully supplied by the high moral lessons whic! the story inculcates. Mrs. Halliburton is a model woman, and the excellence of her training of course produces model children. The reader will become absorbed in the narrative of her struggles with poverty and misfortune, and her ultimate success in bringing up her sons to occupy positions of usefulness and distinction. As a foil to this bright exemplar, we have the family of the Dares, in which an illustration is presented to us of the eyil money can exert when not rightly used.
From J. A. BRENTS, New York, through HENRY DexTER, New York:
TIIE PATRIOTS AND GUERILLAS OF EAST TENNESSEE AND KENTUCKY. The sufferings of the patriots. Also the experience of the author as an offlcer in the Union Army. Including sketches of noted guerillas aud distinguished patriots. By Major J. A. Brents.
A PRESENT HEAVEN. Addressed to a Friend. By the author of 'The Patience of Hope." Like its predecessor from the same pen—"The Patience of Hope"-the present work is one of an eminently spiritual character. It will be best and most feelingly appreciated by cultivated and deeply religious minds, partaking, in some slight degree, at least, of that “ecstatic' temper which is developed to its widest extent in the seraphic visions of a St. Theresa.
THE STORY OF THE GUARD: A Chronicle of the War. By Jessie Benton Fremont. This is a narrative, drawn up from personal observations and experiences, and from private and official letters, of the history of the famous body-guard of Major-General Fremont. Mrs. Fremont, we need scarcely say, has made her story as interesting to the mass of readers, as it will be specially valuable to the future historian. The proceeds of its sale are to be appropriated to the benefit of the families of the Guard” who perished in its brief but brilliant and eventful career.
TITAN: A Romance. From the German of Jean Paul Friedrich Richter. Translated by Charles T. Brooks. . In two volumes. Jean Paul Friedrich Richter is best known to American readers by the “sayings" and “aphorisms," with the name of " Jean Paul" as their author attached to them, which have been so long floating in the current of our literature. “Titan,” which we now have for the first time complete in an English dress, is his longest, and, it is claimed, his greatest and best work. Whether it will become as popular with us as the “sayings" we have referred to, remains to be seen; though we are inclined to hazard the opinion that few of those who may purchase it simply as a romance will be able to struggle through the first volume. Nevertheless, "Titan" is a glorious prose poem, in which Richter has given his fancy and imagination full play, mingling together philosophy and metaphysics, sentiment and mysticism, humor and satire, vit and erudition to an extent that, to all but a few peculiarly constituted or cultivated tastes, vill not be likely, on the whole, to prove agreeable. While we can not bnt praise the conscientious faithfulness of Mr. Brooks' translation,
From CARTER & BROTHERS, Net York, through MARTIEN & BROTHER, Philadelphia:
PARISH PAPERS. By Norman Macleod, D. D., anthor of “Wee Davie, "" The Gold Thread," etc. There is oke remarkable power and earnestness in the writer of ibis book. He makes subjects, that have been familiar to all who read religious works, seem like new discoveries in the Gospel of salvation. He dedicates his book to his own "parishioners of London, Dalkeith, and the Barony." We think he must have a loving people, as well as admiring hearers. The “ Thoughts on Christianity" and "The Close of the Year" are discourses of remarkable interest.
THE LOST JEWEL: A Tale. By A. L. 0. E. There are few writers who have sustained a high place in religious literature with such uniform success in every new contribution, as the writer of this book. "The Lost Jewel" seems one of her best. She should have the warmest thanks of parents for her invaluable aid in the religious enjoyments of home; for are not books that entertain the young, while instructing them in the best truths of this life and of the life to come, worth more than the mere money price?
THE BIBLE AS AN EDUCATING POWER AMONG THE NATIONS. By John S. Hart, LL. D., Editor of the “Sunday School Times,” Principal of the Model Department of the New Jersey Normal School, and author of
Mistakes of Educated Men." We have not room here to notice this work as it deserves; in our “Table" next month we shall give it another place. In the mean time, we counsel all our friends to procure a copy of this small, but most valuable work.
From J. E. TILTOX & Co., Boston:
LEGENDS OF CHARLEMAGNE: or, Romance of the Middle Ages. By Thomas Bulfinch, author of "The Age