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history, that the affectionate regard in which his memory is held might almost seem to be traditional. A journal of his travels in the Netherlands, a few letters to his friend Pirkheimer and others, are the principal materials employed by the German novelist Schefer, in the wellknown romance,* of which we cordially welcome a new edition.

The brilliant scenes of Albert Dürer's public life, the gorgeous festivities of the painters at Antwerp in his honor, his splendid reception at the court of Margaret of Parma, his presence at imperial banquets, — all these gay pictures of Flemish luxury form a striking contrast to the sad colors of his domestic experience.

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The characters of the husband and wife are drawn by Schefer with that rare insight into the hidden springs of action and thought in which the German novelists certainly excel. Agnes, though wanting in a fine appreciation of an artist's needs, is not a woman of coarse or low nature, and the failure of the husband and wife to reach any mutual understanding is therefore only the more sad. The ministry of little Agnes to the unhappy parents, and her death, are touchingly described. Throughout the narrative there is a large allowance for errors, -a wise, philosophic, forgiving spirit, which makes this little story one of valuable counsel, warning, and comfort in the delicate relations of domestic life, as well as an interesting and graphic sketch of artist life in the sixteenth century.

A FEATURE of marked interest and value, deserving special mention, is in the last published volume of Appleton's new Cyclopædia, - the paper, or series of papers, on the United States: first, a condensed summary of the Geography, Natural History, Productions, Political Condition, Military Resources, and Civil History of the Republic (all in one vast paragraph), filling seventy-one pages and a half; next, a series of Statistical Tables filling thirty-three pages, embodying, in a manner admirably compact and clear, the most important facts of the national census; and lastly, a sketch of American literature, occupying seventeen pages and a half, which would appear, on a cursory inspection, to include the name of every fellow-citizen whose ambition has led him so far as to write a pamphlet or make a speech. These one hundred and twenty-two pages are equal in amount of matter to a goodsized duodecimo; and very few books indeed, of similar bulk, contain so much evidence of labor diligently and usefully bestowed. The remainder of the volume is marked by the qualities which we have been glad to recognize from time to time. It is the last but one in the contemplated series.

The Artist's Married Life; being that of Albert Dürer. Translated from the German by MRS. J. R. STODART. Revised Edition, with Memoir. New York: James Miller.



The Patience of Hope. By the Author of "A Present Heaven." With an Introduction by John G. Whittier. Boston: Tick nor and Fields. 16mo. pp. 171.

A Study of the Scriptures. Being Part II. of the Howard Sunday School Question Book. By S. H. Winkley. Boston: Walker, Wise, & Co. 18mo. pp. 68.

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The Wife's Stratagem; a Story for Fireside and Wayside. New York : D. Appleton & Co. 12mo. pp. 336.

Like and Unlike. A Novel, by A. S. Roe. New York: Carleton. 12mo. pp. 501.

The Morgans. By Elizabeth Stoddard. New York: Carleton. 12mo. pp. 259.


The Origin and History of the English Language and of the Early Literature it embodies. By George P. Marsh. New York: Charles Scribner. 8vo. pp. 574.

The New American Cyclopædia: a Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge. Edited by George Ripley and Charles A. Dana. Vol. XV. Spiritualism Uzziah. New York: D. Appleton & Co. 8vo. pp. 858.

The Slave Power, its Character, Career, and Probable Designs; being an attempt to explain the real Issues involved in the American Contest. By J. E. Cairnes, Professor in Queen's College, Galway. New York: Carleton. 8vo. pp. 171.

The Parish Will Case in the Court of Appeals. The Statement of Facts and the Opinion of the Court. 8vo. pp. 166.

The Tax-Payer's Manual, containing the Acts of Congress imposing Direct and Excise Duties. With References and Index. pp. 129.

Martin Van Buren, Lawyer, Statesman, and Man. By William Allen Butler. New York: D. Appleton & Co. 24mo. pp. 47.

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Eyes and Ears. By Henry Ward Beecher. Boston: Ticknor and Fields. 12mo. (Pleasant table-talk and small-talk of an able man.)

Country Living and Country Thinking. By Gail Hamilton. Boston: Ticknor and Fields. 18mo. pp. 461.

The Sylphids' School, and Boston: John Wilson & Co.

other Pieces in Verse. By Lewis C. Pray. 18mo. pp. 291. (Printed, not published.)






Africa, Future of (Crummell), 152.
Africans in America, and their New Guard-
ians, 96-133 compromise of 1850, 97
-nature of the controversy, 98-de-
cline of slave power, 100-occupation
of the south, 102, 121-how the war af-
fects slavery, 104- disintegrating forces,
108 economical question, 109 laws
of race and climate, 111-colonization,
113 character of African race, 114-
will be a subject population, 116-in-
dustrial capacity, 118- industrial dis-
cipline, 123-Port Royal, 126- results,

American Art, 63-84 — artists, 69- -criti-
cism, 71- popular character of art, 75
-early art, 78 power of art, 83.
Among the Pines, 295.
Anselm, 157-175- - the period, 157 - Lan-
franc, 159 Anselm, monk, 160-ab-
bot, 161 primate, 163 - appeal to
Rome, 165 intellectual method, 168.
monologium, 172.
Beethoven (Romance-Biography), 177-186.
Botta, Vincenzo. See Cavour.

Burckhardt on the Renaissance, 460.
Cairnes, Professor, on the Slave Power, 463.
Carlier on Slavery, 298.


Cavour, Discourses by V. Botta, 20-32
early life, 21-war of 1848, 24 - French
alliance, 27 Garibaldi, 29.
Christ the Spirit, 313 Gen. Hitchcock's
work, 313- theory of interpretation non-
historical, 315-322-Essenes, 318-329
true signification of the Spirit, 330-
Christ in history, 331 - pre-existent, 336
- undying, 339.

Conway, M. D., the Golden Hour, 294.
Coppet et Weimar (Mad. de Staël), 85–96.
Crummell, Future of Africa, 152.
ology. Defence of Rev. R. Williams, 184
Taylor's Logic in Theology, 135
Book of Vespers, 136- Sawyer's Re-
construction, 282- Renan's Discourse,
284 Lacordaire, 285 Facts for
Churchmen, 285- Döllinger on the Pa-
расу, 286 - Réville on the Gospels, 455.






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History and Biography. Herder, 137
Sybel's Crusades, 293-Smith's Ireland,
293 Sybel's Revolution Period, 457
Burckhardt on Renaissance, 460. Sci-
ence of Language. Müller's Lectures,
140- Wedgwood's Dictionary, 144
Tafel's Orthography, 144. Society and
Politics. American Disunion, 150
Trollope's North America, 151 - The
Exchange, 152-Future of Africa, 152
- The Golden Hour, 294-Among the
Pines, 295 America before Europe,
296 Carlier on Slavery, 298- - London
Labor, 298- Cairnes on the Slave Pow-
er, 463. Geography and Travels. Girar-
din's Syria, 300 Oriental Harems, 301
Game Fish, 302 –
- Underhill's West
Indies, 303. Novels and Tales. Mrs.
Stowe's Novels, 145- Ravenshoe, 146
The Master, 147 - Les Misérables, 148,
Edwin Brothertoft, 304. Miscel
laneous. Harris's Captivity, 153-Jo-
mini's Art of War, 154 Tragedy of
Errors, 154- Clough's Poems, 307
Campaign of First R. I. Regiment, 308
Annual Cyclopædia, 309- The Ar-
tist's Married Life, 464
American Cyclopædia, 465.
Dante, Vita Nuova, 363-381.
Denison, Mrs., The Master, 147.
De Tocqueville, 381-402— his life, 385-
"Democracy in America," 389-395-
marriage, 392-political life, 396-the
coup d'etat, 398- L'Ancien Régime, 400.
Döllinger on the Papacy, 285.
Essenes, 318.
Exchange, The, 152.

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Facts for Churchmen, 285.
Garibaldi and Cavour, 29.

Gasparin, America before Europe, 296.
Harris, Lieut., Captivity in Richmond, 153.
Herder, Life of, 137.

Heresy and Heretics in the English Church,
32-63-the Essayists, 35 their con-
nection with the Establishment, 37-re-
plies, 41-counter-essays, 44- Aids to
Faith, 47 right interpretation of Scrip-
ture, 55-church authority, 58.


Hitchcock, Gen., Christ the Spirit, 313.
Hugo, Victor, Les Misérables, 148, 464.
Imitation of Christ, author of, 342-362.
Intuitive Morals, Ancient Systems of,
186- - Cicero, 189 defects, 194 - Aris-
totle, 196 Confucius, 201.
Irving, Life and Letters, 271-282.
Kempis and the Imitation, 346.
Kingsley's Ravenshoe, 146.
Lacordaire, 285.


London Labor, 296

Luther, Views of, 1-19-periods of his
life, 30-study of Scripture, 7-justifi-
cation by faith, 11 church authority,
12-interpretation of Scripture allego-
rists, 14-literalists, 17.
Master, The, 147.

Müller, Science of Language, 140.
Pembroke, Earl of (Shakespeare's Son-
nets), 240.

Psalms, New Readings of, 227 - 242.
Ravenshoe, 146.

Rawlins on Disunion, 150.
Renan, Inaugural Discourse, 284.
Réville on the Gospels, 455.
Romance-Biography, Beethoven, 175-186.
Sawyer's Reconstruction, 284.
Shakespeare and Friendship, 209–226.
Slavery as affected by the War, 104, 244,

Sonnets, 403-their true character, 406 —
to whom addressed, 410.
Staël, Mad. de, 85-96.
Stowe, Mrs., 145.
Sybel, Crusades, 293 —

- Revolution Period,


Tafel on Orthography, 144.
Taylor, Logic in Theology, 135.
Tragedy of Success, 154.
Trollope, North America, 151.
Vespers, Book of, 136.
War, Articles of, 154.

War Policy, its bearing on slavery, 243-
271- confiscation act, 243 - the war
power, 245- character of the rebellion,
- military code, 249-legal attitude
of the government, 250- ratified by the
people, 253-change of position, 255-
employment of negroes, 256 - arming
them, 257-justice to them, 258- vacil-
lating policy hitherto, 260 - temper of

blacks, 261-nature of the contest, de-
mocracy and feudalism, 264- emancipa-
tion, 267-Present Policy and the Future
of the South, 435-454- the summer
campaign, 436 the President's procla-
mation, 437-effect of the war on the
South, 443- education, 448- industry,
449 -the tariff and free trade, 451.



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