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Horace Walpole's Letters and Memoirs ; Bor-| the most graphic, discriminating, and enriched wriden's survey and map of Massachusetts ; The ters of many years. And there was this beauty British Critics; and Critical notices, are the other in them also ;—they were chiefly of the strict contents of the number, embracing,-as will be Belles-Lettres class, and therefore calculated to seen,--many important and attractive articles. impart a more æsthetical and critical taste to the

immense reading community of the Union. Works

of high art, of pure intelligence, of wit, humor, THE FOUR SERIES.

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imagination, criticism, travel,-of rare eloquence

and finish, have thus been spread before thousands Our readers will recollect, that during all the of our people. And can such agencies, operating cheap publication mania, the Messenger stood up upon so large a number, be unfelt, or unproductive against the inundating flood of trash and impurity of an improved taste and a sounder judgment in poured forth from the press. Not only did it strenu- literary delights ? ously contend for an International Copyright, which The laudable example of Wiley and Putnam was would tend to check the multiplication of foreign not lost. works; but it also denounced the unsound spirit Next came the series of the Harpers and the that prevailed ; exposed and opposed the tendency Appletons, each confirming and extending the efof the so called Cheap Literature, and was the first fects produced by that of which we have spoken. Journal of the country, we think, to deny and dis- In our last number, we spoke of the forthcoming prove even its pecuniary cheapness.

"Literary Melange" of the Appletons. The HarHow delighted, then, are we and the able con- pers say very justly, tributors who aided us, to witness the return of a more wholesome state of public taste! And in so

“It is apparent, in the present day, that books

of intrinsic value are demanded by the people. far as the Messenger may be entitled to any credit Formerly, the popular taste preferred mainly

works for resisting the late moral and literary deprava- of mere amusement; the great body of readers tion, and for producing the present auspicious signs, now seek them as vehicles of general knowledge, our reward is ample and most precious.

books of a more permanently valuable cast-deWe take pleasure in admitting, that the happy voted to some of the departments of science or reaction in the public laste, which seems to be ta.

general literature. A new race has sprung op,

glowing with the first energies of youth, requiring king place, is, in no small degree, due to the better more expanded ideas of the world in which they judgment and true interests of some of our leading live, and a more reliable and well-digested knowpublishing houses; and though some of them may ledge of the men, and the events of other times have departed for a time from the path which their and countries. A class of books expressly adapted hearts approved, they have a strong justification to this demand, it is the aim of the publishers to in the circumstances of the times, and in a desire

supply, and at a price so exceedingly cheap, that to ward off greater evils, threatened, or inflicted, may thus become possessed of a complete library

every person of ordinary astes and advantages, by their competitors.

of ihe selectest literature of the language and the We do heartily congratulate our readers and the age.” country, upon the change that seems to be taking place in the Literary Market; and we trust that

With these views, they have commenced a “New our feeble efforts to uphold the solid, the useful,

Miscellany,” bound in extra muslin, gilt, beautifully and the pure, will be the more appreciated. None printed, with the should be led to believe, however, that the danger ELEMENTS of Morality, Including Polity. Br is past ; that the corruption is all purged away;

William WhewELL, D. D., Author of the “Histhat there is no longer need for discrimination.

tory and the Philosophy of the Inductive ScienSuch is not the case ; but there are indications at

ces.” 2 vols: Λαμπάδια 'έχοντες διαδώσουσιν αλληλεις. present highly gratifying to the patriot, and which

Drinker & Morris, Richmond. must become more favorable and decisive, from the cumulative influence of the causes now in opera- A work worthy to lead in the noble design, which tion.

the publishers have set before them. The “ New The first of these causes to which we shall al- Miscellany” will be published, ready bound, at only lade, is the “ Library of Choice Reading,” com- 50 cents a number, and will also embrace works of menced by Wiley & Putnam, almost in the very native authors, which we are glad to learn ; for in midst of the cheap publication distemper. This this way, we shall derive some of the fruits of an Library not only introduced "books which are international copyright, and something be done perbooks;” but in a very neat and attractive form. baps towards the attainment of a law opon that They were not only of a high character, as intel- subject. lectual productions, but of a sound tendency as in- We should also observe, that Wiley and Patstruments of pleasure and improvement. They nam have already commenced a series of Ameri were not only by approved authors; but often by can works; several of which we have received.

mond. pp.

“ HEADLEY'S LETTERS FROM ITALY," deserves exalt the solid and useful Literature above the the commendation already bestowed upon it. ephemeral and the pretended cheap : the series of

British Essayists, so beautifully issued by Cary & The Wigwam AND THE Cabin. A series of Hart of Philadelphia. From our knowledge of tales upon native and aboriginal subjects, by W. these works, and iheir handsome style of “ getting Gilmore Simms, which possess great interest, and

up,” we cheerfully commend them to public favor, are written with skill and effect. They are now

though we have not had the pleasure of receiving collected into a neat volume, from the various an

them. nuals and magazines to which they were originally

The works which we have not specially accredcontributed.

ited to any one, may be found at all our book stores. Big Abel and Little Manhattan. By Cornelius Mathews. This is not Mr. M.'s first appearance, by several, in prose and poetry, but it is hardly his best. The Miscellaneous Works of Thomas Arnold. The object of the book, as we understand it, is to Appleton & Co., New York. J. Gill, Richdepict the unprecedented growth and change of the City of New York. But to us it is conceited,

We have taken occasion to look a good deal into dull, affected, and consequently very hard reading. lihis work and have derived from it much material for It has also the appearance of having been very thought, and much pleasure. We can not espouse hard writing. Its overabounding personifications

many of Dr. Arnold's chosen opinions; but yet his of inanimate objects are strained and out of taste. works may be read with great benefit. We like Mr. M. is a strenuous advocate of the International the spirit of his writings; and approve many of Copyright, and a paragraph of his perhaps is the his ends, though differing as to the means. He is motto of this Series of American works; but we

usually grave, courteous and forcible, though not do not think, that “Big Abel and Little Manhat

very condensed; but in the article about “ Dr. tan” is calculated directly, or indirectly, to pro- Hampden and the Oxford Malignants,” he shows mote the glory of American Letters.

that his pen is pod at a castigation as at a mild of the “Library of Choice Reading,” we can and dignified exposition of his views. not enter into details, after the space we have

Political Theology and Christian Politics occupy already occupied; but we take great pleasure in much of this handsome volume. The American acknowledging the receipt, at different times, of the edition is not a mere reprint of the English, but a following, from Messrs. Wiley and Putnam:

decided improvement upon it. No. 1. Eothen; 2. The Amber Witch; 3. Undine and Sintram ; 14 and 20. Leigh Hunt's Indicator and Companion, in 2 parts,-rather Mentorial The American Journal of Insanily. Edited by in its pretensions; 16 and 19. Prose and Verse the Officers of the Lunatic Asylum, at Utica, New By Thomas Hood. 2 Parts. This popular wri- York. This Journal is published quarterly, at the ter, no less touching than humorous, is now no low rate of $1 per annum, in advance. Its obmore; but he is as present to us as ever; and those jects are of great importance, and deserve the atwho shed a tear to his memory and sigh to think tention of philanthropists every where. Its Litthat he will never delight them by new sallies of erary and Scientific character is sufficiently athis wit, nor melt them by fresh tones of pathos, tested by the fact, that Dr. Amariah Brigham, aumay yet find consolation, in availing themselves the thor of a work upon “ Mental Cultivation," is one more of these volumes which he has left us. 17. of the Editors; and Dr. T. Romeyn Beck, one of Hazlitt's Characters of Shakspeare's Plays ; 18. the principal contributors. The Crock of Gold; 21. Wilson's Character and Genius of Burns,—which will soon be followed by Wilson's Poetical Works, and by Lockhart's Life of Sillimans' Journal of Science and Arts, has just Burns, in uniform style ; 22 and 23. Charles Lamb's completed its 49th volume. This, with a general Essays of Elia : 2 parts; 24. Sir Francis Head's index, constituting the 50th volume, will complete Bubbles of the Brunnen.

the old series of this able and meritorious work. The fourth series to which we desired to refer, The Index, an indispensable adjunct to the series, in this connection, is the beautiful and interesting will be furnished at $3, to subscribers, and others Ladies' Cabinet Series of Lea & Blanchard ; older who may desire it for the facility of consulting the ihan either of the others, and no less entitled to pub- work, in libraries to which they may have access. lic favor, but not undertaken on the same princi- The new series commences on the first of January pies. It cannot fail greatly to aid them in produ- next; and will be published every two months, at cing desirable results.

the reduced price of $5 per annum. There is yet another class of publications, which upon the friends of American fame the duty of suswe are glad to see, because they will also tend to 'taining liberally our Scientific Journals,—those

We do urge most looked to for evidence of our advancement in " Author of Dreams of the land and Sea," &c., the higher pursuits of Literature and Science. &c., whose brilliant pen sparkles over more than

one page in the volume.

In every way this work reflects not only the THE LEAFLETS OF MEMORY: highest credit on the refined taste and lavish ex

penditure of its publisher, but on the press of our An Annual for MDCCCXLVI. Edited by Reynell country. Its editor, too, Dr. Coates, should not Coates, M. D. Philadelphia : Published by E. H. But be forgotten. Every thing that he has attempted, ler & Co. 1846. J. W. Randolph & Co., Richmond.

has been done with his usual critical ability, clear We have again to hail the advent of this beau- judgment and fine discrimination. His articles, tiful annual: one of the richest that ever graced too, are among the most vigorous and imaginative an editor's table. The first of the series, which in the volume. We have long wondered, by-thewas commenced last year, received the unanimous way, why his numerous publications, in a fugitive commendation of the press of the country, and way, have not been collected and given to us inwas thought to be almost unapproachable for beauty. book form. They would form an interesting addiThe volume of this year, however, transcends it, tion to our literature. not only in its illuminations, and the superior rich- But we must close, commending, the same ness of its binding, bat in the greater fineness of time, “ The Leaflets of Memory,” to the centre. its engravings, and the merit of its literary con- tables and libraries of our readers. H. tents. The last are from the pens of distinguished cis and trans-Atlantic writers. · Its typography is unexceptionable, and the paper upon which it is

From Drinker dMorris we have printed uncommonly white and fine. So much for the book, at a glance : let us now examine it some- HISTORY OF THE War ix FRANCE AND Belgium, in what in detail.

1815 ; Containing minute details of the Battles of Qua

tre-Bras, Ligny, Wavre, and Waterloo. By Capt. W. The illuminations, and, by-the-by, this is the first

SIBORNE, Secretary and Adjutant of the Royal Military and only annual in which they ever appeared, are Asylum ; Constructor of the “Waterloo Model.” First four;-a presentation-plate, title-page, tablet of il- American from the Second London Edition. With plans lustrations, and an illuminated commencement to

of the Battles and Maps. Philadelphia: Lea and Blanthe literary contents of the volume. They are

chard, 1845. pp. 612, 8vo. from the burin of Messrs. Wagnei and McGuigan,

This work, which places before the public minute inforof Philadelphia, and in their style and execution, mation of scenes and occurrences, which we have often quite equal to the productions of the same kind, thought was a great desideratum, owes its origin to the atfrom the French press. The engravings, all of tempt of the author to construct an exact model of the batwhich are on steel, are eight;-" Eighteen to-mor- the perfection, which he attained, he was forced to seek,

lle of Waterloo. In order to bring his ingenious model to row," " May Morning," ," “ The Teacher," "If I

from the surviving eye witnesses of that memorable strug. were Poor,” and “If I were Rich," “ The Fu-gle, information, not contained in the innumerable publicaneral of Napoleon," “ The Sultana,” and “ The tions that have been made. “In every quarter," he says, Castle." Eighteen to-morrow," " May Morn-“and among officers of all sanks, from the General to the ing,” and “ The Funeral of Napoleon,” are par- Subaltern, my applications were responded to in a most

liberal and generous spirit; and the result did indeed sur. ticularly beautiful. The names of the various

prise me, so greatly at variance was this historical evidence lists engaged in the production of these fine with the general notions which had previously prevailed op plates, are, Painters--A. E. Chalon, Royal Acad- the subject. Thus was suggested the present work.” We emy; David ; Redgrave, R. A. ; Hayter ; Poole; fear, however, that impartial truth will still have to be Eugene Lami; Corbaurg, and Creswick : Engra- sought elsewhere, in many instances. The bias of the vers-Charles Heath, the first acknowledged en- English at all times, and particularly in reference to the graver of the world; Robinson ; Eggleton ; Mot- Campaign of 1815, and the sources from which he has

mainly derived his authorities, may well make us distrust. tram; Mote and Varrell. As may have been dis- rol of the impartiality of an author who dedicates to the covered before this, these engravings were fin- Queen and holds a place under her Government. ished in London expressly for this work.

Still, it can not be expected that any one man shall The literary contents display an equally impo- write listory. The peculiar plan of Capi. Siborne's gives sing appearance. Seldom have such names ap- and his informants were cautious and truthful, he seems to

it an unwonted value. In so far as he can be impartial, peared among the contributors to any, much less have drawn his materials from the highest sources, both an American annual. Among the most promi- for authenticity and credibility,--not only from cotemponent are " Author of Frankenstein,” Croly, “ Au- raries, but eye-witnesses of the events which he records. thor of the O'Hara Tales,” Banim, Lord Nugent, The work possesses peculiar attractions to the military Hon. Charles Berkely, Bernal, M. P., Clare, Ster- man, but will also inform and captivate the most cursorg

reader of History. ling, Hornor, Henry B. Hirst, author of " The Coming of the Mammoth,” “ Endymion," &c., THE WANDERING Jew. Parts 17 and 18. This work and last, but not least, Reynell Coates, M. D., is now completed, and the publishers announce, that a

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richly illustrated edition will soon be issued, embellished' cured the aid of gentlemen well versed in the learning of by numerous beautifully executed engravings, on wood, af- the various nations referred to. Among these, are to be ter the splendid originals by the first artists of Paris. found Gliddon, Minnigerode of Wm. and Mary College, The Bosou FRIEND. A Novel. By the author of "The tion, the Resident Minister of Portugal, and others less

Perdicaris, Ruschenberger, Hale of the Exploring ExpediGambler's Wife;" “ The Young Prima Donna;" &c. &c. known, perhaps, to our readers, but no less competent in With one letter stricken from it

, the title of this work their respective departments. The work is recommended would express its character,-ihe bosom fiend. This is

by Du Ponceau, Hodgson, Bache, Dunglison and Morton. only a mutilation of that dear and sacred word, “ friend,” Such a work must contribute greatly to Historical and Tosimilar to that which the insincerity and faithlessness of pographical Orthöepy ;-a branch too important to have professed friends too often produce.

been so much neglected. There is a vulgar saying, “no THE Pictorial Bible. No.'s 38 and 39. The Har- matter how you spell proper names ;" but we are not aware pers are hurrying this splendid work to its completion that it has ever been held a matter of indifference how you

call them. With a new year, they will commence a magnificent Pic. torial History of England.

Also the following School Books: Harper's Illuminated Shakespeare. No.'s 65 and 66. “The

First Lines of Natural Philosophy, divested of MatheTempest.”

matical Formulæ. By Reynell Coates, M.D., already known Encyclopedia of Domestic Economy. No. 11. Highly a man of letters, and as the uuthor of “ Physiology for useful.

Schools." It is illustrated by 264 Cuts. Philadelphia : E.

Butler & Co., 1846. The American Shepherd : Being a History of the Sheep, with

their Breeds, Management, and Diseases. Illustrated The American Expositor, or Intellectual Definer: and Elowith Portraits of Different Breeds, Sheep-Barns, Sheds, cution Made Easy. With figures illustrative of Gesture. &c. By L. A. Morrell. New York: Harper and Bro. Both by R. Claggett, A. M. thers, 1845.

Intellectual Algebra, or Oral Erercises in Algebra ; for Com. The testimony of the Executive Committee of the New mon Schools. By David B. Tower, A. M. This work York Agricultural Society, as to the merits of this import- originated in the necessity for oral instruction to the blind; ant and beautifully issued work, will be both more delibe- and the author in now setting it before the seeing, hopes rate and more regarded, than any thing of our own. They that it may do for Algebra what Colburn has done for Arithexamined the work in MS., and thus speak of it. “Mr. metic. These last three works are published by Paine and Morrell has a high reputation as a skilful and successful Burgess, New York. farmer, in every thing appertaining to the breeding and improvement of Sheep. The work before us embodies the results of long experience, aided by a thorough research

Messrs. Nash and Woodhouse, have sent us, into the practice of the best breeders of sheep and woolgrowers in Great Britain and on the Continent. The work The Vision, or Hell, PURGATORY AND PARADISE OF

DANTE ALIGHIERI. Translated by the Rev. Fruncis contains letters from some of the most distinguished wool

Henry Cary, A. M. With the Life of Dante, Chrono. growers and breeders in America, which add much to the

logical View of his Age, Additional Notes and Index. value of the work."

Illustrated with Twelve Engravings. From designs by Wiley of Putnam's Library of Choice Reading, No. XXVI.

John Flaxman, R. A. From the last corrected London Basil Montague's selections, from the writings of Taylor,

Edition. D. Appleton & Co. New York, 1845. Latimer, Hall, Milton, Barrow, South, Brown, Fuller and

Universal opinion has now admitted Dante's claim to Bacon. This work has passed through five Editions in England. Bishop Taylor, Milton, or Bacon, could alone be ranked amonst the Poets of all ages. And this opinion

has been forming and prevailing for five centuries and a furnish gems to make a volume of this size.

half. Carlyle has chosen Dante, along with Shakspeare, Also No. xxvii, Tupper's last two tales : “ The Twins, to illustrate the character of the hero in poetry. The ara Domestic Novel ;” and “ The Heart, a Social Novel.: rival of this handsome Edition of the great Florentine bard Read them of course.

sound us in the act of perusing the “ Divina Commedia,” in the unpoetical, but readable, translation of Boyd, occasionally comparing it with that of Cary. Cary's transla

tion is a very difficult book to read ; and is, in very many Messrs. J. W. Randolph & Co., bave sent us,

parts, dull prose instead of blank verse. But yet, all liteA Universal Pronouncing Gazetteer: Containing Topogra- rary persons should make themselves acquainted, without

phical, Statistical, and other Information, of all the more delay, with the great poem of Dante ; and the present ilimportant places in the known world, from the most re- lustrated Edition of Cary's translation, will give them an cent and authentic sources. With a Map. By Thomas excellent opportunity of doing so. It is brought out in Baldwin, assisted by several other gentlemen. Philadel. very neat style. phia: Lindsay and Blakiston, 1815. pp. 550. That a good work on the plan of this, must be useful and miniature Edition, in two vols., gilt, of this standard

Hannah More's PRACTICAL PIETY. A very beautiful desirable, admits of no doubt. How far the present one

work,-from the Appletons. comes np to what it should be, can only be ascertained by frequent occasional reference to it, for the information The Domestic Management of the Sick Room. By Anthony which it purports to contain. No continuous examination

Todd Thompson, M. D., F. L. S., fc., fc. Revised, rould detect its deficiencies, or to more than a limited ex

with Additions, by R. E. Griffith, M. D., &c. Philadeltent, its inacuracies. But it seems to have been prepared

phia: Lea and Blanchard, 1845. with great care and system; and as it embraces the pronunciation of many different languages, the author has se- It is a common but true remark, that good nursing in

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sickness is half the battle. This acceptable work will “not | The orator is so thoroughly absorbed by his theme, ibat it enable any one to undertake the treatment of disease ; | seems to him to embrace the entire sphere of national but to give such plain directions as will instruct nurses and grandeur. It is enough to make a nation great, that it sysfriends in their duties as aids to the Medical attendant; tematically avoids all war, offensive or defensive, with and also to adopt such precautionary measures in the pre-orher powers. We grant that this may be the highest proof vention of disease, as to preclude, in many cases, the ne. of national grandeur; yet it is probable that without this a cessity for the assistance of the Physician.”

nation may be great, or with it, contemptible."

“We are not aware that the treatment of the subject of Lar:Iner's Popular Lectures on Science and Art. · Parts IX this oration is distinguished by great originality; nor do we and Xl, containing Protection from Lightning ; Magnetism; suppose that the orator was ambitious of such distinction. Electricity ; Evaporation, and Mechanical Powers, Ebul. The strength of his positions lies in their plainness.” lition, Astronomy, &c.

“ But when from the symptoms of the disease be passes

to the cure, and proposes at one sweep to put an end to war Essays on Human Rights and their Political Guaranties. by abolishing its ways and means, we are somewhat star

By E. P. Hurlbul, Counsellor at Law. Greely and Mc- tled. To bring about a radical revolution in national ethies, Elrath, N. Y.

and digest anew the law of nations, a system wbich bas

been the work of many centuries, must be the work at We do not belong in any wise to the School of this Au- least of many years." thor. We are glad to see the offset furnished by his advocacy of an Int national Copyright, to some of the other

Leonard Scott of Co., continue to re-publish, on the same views of the work. A great theme with Political Philoso. cheap terms, and in the same handsome style, Blackwood phers of the Modern Lights School, is the " Rights of and the English Quarterly Reviews;-for which Joseph Woman,”-upon which Margaret Fuller has lately treated. Gill is the agent in Richmond. Mr. Hurlbut follows her thus, " The rights of man and the

ANTHON's LATIN VERSIFICATION. rights of woman are precisely one and the same : the ‘loru of creation' is just as well off as the lady of creation, and

We are surprised to find, that Professor Anthon has fol

lowed the notorious Basil Hall, in ascribing the beautiful not one whit better."

effusion of lbe Hon. R. H. Wilde, "My Life is Like the The Farmers' Library and Monthly Journal of Agriculture. Summer Rose,” to Schloss Hainseld. The fraud of BaNo.'s 3 and 4, September and October.

sin Hall has long since been exposed, and the poem has

been the rounds of nearly every newspaper in the country, Thaer's Principles of Agriculture and the other contents, with the name of its true anthor; and has been recently with the embellishments, among wbich are a colored litho- attributed to him, in Griswold's Poets of America. If we graph of the cotton plant in its various stages, and a like are not mistaken, one of the back volumes of the Messenness of Dr. Liebig, make these interesting and valuable ger contains the poem, and a translation of it into various numbers. Published by Greely and McElrath, N. York, foreign languages. We have certainly seen it so translated at $5, per annum. J. S. Skinner, Editor.

in a paper entitled “The Diversions of the Polyglout Club." The Appletons have just issued a beautiful miniature Edition of the matchless lyrics of Thomas Moore.

THE AMERICAN ALMANAC, for 1846. Vol. XVII.

This invaluable Repository of useful knowledge will be The Songs of our Land; and other Poems. By Mary E. published during the present month, (October.) It is the Hewett. Boston, Ticknor & Co. 1846. p.p. 156.

best work of its class, with which we are acquainted. The

next volume will contain some novel and improved features. This is a beautiful collection of the poems of an author. James Monroe & Co.: Boston. ess, who must be well and favorably known to the readers of the Messenger,--one whose productions it gives us plea- LECTURES ON EDUCATION, by Horace Mann. We return sure to publish, and now to commend. The title of the our thanks to Mr. Mann for a copy of his Lectures, and for chaste little volume indicates one of its charms,-its na

other valuable works and information upon the subject of

Education. tionality; and in adverting to this, we do not intend by any means to intimate, that nationality will excuse bad poetry. | MEDICI Series of Translations from the Italian, arrived

Lester's GLORY AND SHAME OF ENGLAND; and his But the opening poems, “ The Two Voices;" and "The in time only for an acknowledgment. We are glad to see Axe of the Settler," and “ A Thought of the Pilgrims,” the History of Machiavelli, that eloquent and misunder illustrate and enforce a native feeling. The little poem, stood writer. Drinker & Morris have them for sale. “Tell me All,” seeks to impress a lesson, which should be The publishers, Paine and Burgess, New York, make inculcated by every republican mother.

the following important announcement: “God Bless the Mariner,” “ The Axe of the Settler,” They “propose to issue a succession of Books from “A Bivouac in the Desert,” “ Perseverando,” “ The Bird AMERICAN Writers exclusively, of an original and indeof Paradise,” and some others, made their first appearance pendent cast, bearing the stamp of the author's genius and in the Messenger, since it has been under our charge.

the genius of the country. The range will embrace works

in every department of Literature-History, Biography, We are indebted to the authoress for a copy.

Travels, Poems, Essays, Sketches, fc. Such works only

will be chosen as are true to the country and ils instituThe True Grandeur of Nations: An Oration, delivered tions, in suliject and execution.” before the Authorities of Boston. July 4th, 1845. By Our thanks to George F. Holmes, Esq, for a copy of his Charles Sumner. pp. 104.

excellent Oration. Our thanks to Mr. James T. Fields for a copy. or

MILTON'S PROSE WORKS. this Oration, the last North American Review says : Herman Hooker, Philadelphia, has just published a very

“ The real subject of this discourse is more clearly indi- handsome Edition of the Prose Works of John Milton cated by the advertisement, Published by the American Had not Milton's Poems raised him to such a preeminent Peace Society,' than by its more formal and comprehensive position, as to make his fame independent on any other intitle. It is a Peace tract, in the rhetorical dress of a popu. of any age, for his profound and eloquent works in Prose.

tellectual efforts, he would rank amongst the first authors lar oration. Indeed, the choice of the title is in some mea- Mr. Hooker has done an excellent ibing, and we hope he sure significant of the character of the whole performance.' will be amply rewarded. Drinker & Morris have the work.

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