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from it into the Mediterranean. The numerous salt lakes covering considerable spaces in the provinces of southern Russia, prove that the Caspian was formerly much more extensive than it is at the present day. It was the gradual retirement of the waters of that sea, that left behind those remarkable hollows from which the Russians extract vast quantities of salt."-Foreign Quarterly.

Southey's Poetical Works, complete in one Volume. pp. 800. Double columns. Longmans.

Like the late popular edition of Moore, the publishers have here collected the poetical treasures of Southey into a single volume, together with the separate explanatory and highly interesting prefaces to former editions. These present much for the critic to reflect upon, and are peculiarly worthy of attention for the author's criticisms upon himself, and anecdotes connected with the composition of so many immortal writings. For Southey is one of the immortals; and when we view the vastness and variety of the productions contained within this volume, we feel that we are within the shrine of a genius of original character, great attainments, and extraordinary powers. To say more now would be superfluous. The public has every reason to rejoice in being enabled to possess such a monument of literary devotedness and magnificent talent. It is a library in itself.-Lit. Gaz.

The Rebellion in the Cevennes. An Historical
Novel, in two volumes. By Ludwig Tieck.
Translated from the German by Madame Bu-
rette. Nutt.

Tieck is becoming better known and better liked in England every day. This is one of the best of his historical stories exceedingly well translated.

The rebellion of which it embodies the principal feature was one of that long succession of insurrections in which the small Protestant sects, such as the Albigenses and Waldenses, vindicated themselves to the death against the crusades and oppressions of the papal power. The characters in this narrative are nearly all historical, and Tieck exhibits considerable art in the which he blends his facts, and the dramatic inciway dents he interweaves with them, so as to produce a romance no less picturesque than true.

GREAT BRITAIN.

Utrecht.
History of England, from the Peace of
By Lord Mahon, vol. 4. From
the Peace of Aix-la-Chapelle to the Peace
of Paris.

the Reformation to the Present Time.
History of the Church of Scotland, from
By Thomas Stephen, vol. 2.

Hagen, LL. D. Translated from the GerSystem of Political Economy. C. H. man by J. P. Smith.

Journal of a Missionary Tour through the Desert of Arabia to Bagdad. By the Rev. Jacob Samuel.

Religious Life and Opinions of Frederick William III., King of Prussia, as narrated by the Very Rev. R. Egbert, D. D., Bishop in the United Evangelical Church of Prussia.

Varronianus: a Critical and Historical

Introduction to the Philological Study of the Latin Language. By the Rev. John William Donaldson, M. A.

Researches on Light. By Robert Hunt, Secretary to the Royal Polytechnic Society.

GERMANY.

Bibliotheca patrum ecclesiast. latinorum selecta. Cur. E. G. Gersdorf. Vol. xi. Firmiani Lactantii Opera. Tom. ii. Leip. Vierteljahrs-Schrift, kirchliche. No. 2, (Ap.-Ju. 1844.) Berlin.

Atlas Von Asia. No. 2.: Karte Von China u. Japan. Von H. Berghaus. Gotha

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Sprache zum semitischen Sprachstamm. Ueber das Verhältniss der ägyptischens Von Th. Benfey. Leipzig. Suidæ Lexicon, græce et latine. in fidem optimorum librorum exactum post Th. Gaisfordum recensuit et annotatione I. Fasc. vii. et ult. critica instruxit Godofr. Bernhardy. Tom. Halle.

These rebellions and struggles for freedom of religious opinion are favorite topics with the German writers, but none of them exceed in interest the bold circumstances attending the movement headed by Roland, the hero of Tieck's plot. To the English reader these stories ought to be no less attractive. England is the champion of the protestant world. The dispersed and hunted protestants of all denominations in all parts of the earth look to England, with much the same feelings as the followers of the Greek church look to Constantinople-short of the historical tradition which consecrates it as the metropolis of their religion. It is hardly necessary to commend Madame Burette's labor to every body who takes an interest in such topics.-Court Journal.

FRANCE.

Illustres Médicins et Naturalistes des
Temps Modernes. Par M. Isid. Bourdon.
Paris.

Revolutions d'Angleterre et de France sous
1688-1830, ou Parallèle Historique des
Jacques II. et Charles X. Par M. le Comte
Maxime de Choiseul-Daillecourt. Paris.

Edouard de Warren, Ancien Officier au
L'Inde Anglaise en 1843. Par le Comte
Service de S. M. Brittanique dans l'Inde,
Presidence de Madras. Paris.

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The Winds; I Sigh in Vain, 566; The Arab Mother; Spring and the Consumptive, 567; Stanzas; Come to the Woodlands; Morn at Sea; Sonnet, 568.

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The King of Sweden-The Duke of Angouleme, 474.

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