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the glories of the Empire are pure Imperialists and long to hail Napoleon II. in Louis Napoleon.
Notices of New works. His partisans are said to be very active in the provinces where they take every color that may seem probable to render their candidate more acceptable. The Life and Voyages of CARISTOPHER COLUMBUS; He is represented to be of enormous fortune which
to which are added those of His Companions. By Washis all to be spent for the dear people. Taxes are ington Irving. Author's Revised Edition. New York: to be abolished and every person is to be made com- George P. Putnam. 1848. fortable and content. In one place it is promised We can imagine no more agreeable occupation than that that Ledru Rollin shall be his prime minister, in in which Mr. Irving is now engaged, -the supervising the another Raspail, in another Thiers. Many in Paris publication of his complete works in the beautiful text of itself speak of his intention to divide immense sums Mr. Putnam. At his time of life, with the consciousness
of having secured a fame which will not pass easily away, of money among the needy poor and laborers out
it must be a pleasant labor, indeed, to survey the works of of employ. In some of the most benighted dis- his genius as they appear in a worthy and comely edition, tricts of France, it is believed that the Emperor while the toils of authorship exist only in the memory and himself, in proper person, has returned to France. the bays he has won are as green as the binding of his rol
Cavaignac will have the respectable vote of umes! Having bid adieu to public life and exchanged Manearly all honest and moderate republicans who still drid for Sunnyside, he doffs the diplomatic dress for his
morning-gown, and gives up court etiquette for slippered believe the republic practicable in France and wish freedom. In this charming retirement, proof-reading be. to make the trial. He has at command ton the im- comes attractive and revisal a luxury. It is a thing to be mense and powerful cohort of public functionaries performed con amore at the breakfast table or in the library, and all the aids and appliances of Executive pat. and not at the bidding of the printer's devil, by the midronage. He will use them too without stint. I night taper. Oh, fortunate litterateur ! We are glad that to have nearly come to the conclusion that Cavaignac santness, and we trust that thou mayst long live to enjoy
thee, at least, the walks of letters have been ways of plesis as interested and selfishly ambitious as any of the dignified leisure of mature age. Very many years may his rivals.
it be, ere the cruel Atropos with "abhorred shears" shall Ledru-Rollin will be the chosen of all the ad-cut the thread of thy existence! vanced republicans. It is said that Raspail will
It is matter of very excusable pride to the American stu. decline in his favor. If so, Rollin will unite the dent, that the story of Columbus and the remarkable age of
which his biography forms a part,-the age of Ferdinand votes of the red and social republicans and come and Isabella, --should have been reserved for two Ameriin first after Louis Napoleon.
cans to narrate ; and that these writers, by their patient and Thiers, if voted for at all, will divide with Ca- laborious research, lending to the task all the faculties of vaignac the votes of the friends of the moderate their minds and throwing around the whole the spell of a republic. He will have too some who dream as melodious diction, should have so narrated it, that it is not
likely that the office will ever again be attempted in the possible, what I deem as improbable as a legitimist English language. Until the appearance of the work now restoration—the recall of the Orleans family. under review, the English reader knew not much more of
The only chance of a respectable vote for Mar- the Genoese “Admiral,” than what is condensed, with comshal Bugeaud is in the union of the legitimist and mendable accuracy, in the little stanzas of the school-boys, Orleans parties. This is said to have been con
“ Columbus was a sailor brave, summated, but I do not think that with the most
That first did cross the Atlantic wave, favorable results for this combination, it will do
He sailed far over the ocean blue, otherwise than place Marshal Bugeaud last in
In 1492,"— the political race which is about to come off.
I think now that Louis Napoleon will be the first and although a host of writers in many languages had treatPresident-and that in process of time—and not ed of topics relating to Spanish history, (and among them after a very long interval, he will write himself Becker, Hallam, Dr. Robertson, Sismondi, -it was left for
one or two, who tried the very age in question)-Mignot, Emperor of the French--unless foreign war should Prescott to educe order out of chaos, to embody in a lucid intervene and become the means of elevating to and connected exposition the events of the most interestthat giddy and dangerous height some ambitious ing period of all modern time, and at that point of remote and successful soldier. Such a man would be the distance, which alone gives the proper historical perspecmore fit and legitimate inheritor of the crown of tive, to set before us that estimable pair of sovereigns, upon
whom we look with livelier feelings of interest than any of Napoleon.
their majestic contemporaries. These two writers, Irving W. W. M.
and Prescott, though we place them together as historians of the same chain of events, differ widely in many important particulars, and as this difference is nowhere more
strikingly manifest than in their treatment of Columbas, it The following inscription intended for the Louvre pos- may be well to run a parallel between them, and see how sesses both simplicity and dignity
they stand in comparison. First, they differ in the manne
of their narratives. It is proper to say, indeed, with referPande fores populis, sublimis Lupara : non est ence to the account which Prescott gives us of the worldTerrarum imperio dignior ulla domus.
finder and the events of his singular career, tbat it is merely
incidental to the main purpose in view, and could not be THE AMERICAN MANUAL-Containing a brief outline of expected to unfold his adventures as minutely as a personal the Origin and Progress of Political Power and the Laws biography, written in the glow of admiration. But apart of Nations ; a commentary on the Constitution of the from this, the manner of our two authors is very different. United States of North America, and a lucid exposition We see no conflict of statement, no disagreement in facts, of the duties of Voters, Jurors and Civil Magistrates ; but the divergence is to be noted in their general views, with questions, definitions and marginal exercises, adaptdrawn from the facts as put together. Prescott, with the ed to the use of schools, academies and the public. By poise of judgment, which belongs only to the true historian, Joseph Bartlett Burleigh, A. M., a member of the Baltipresents a calm explanation of the tardiness with which more Bar and President of Newton University. Philathe proposals of Columbus were considered at the Court, delphia. Grigg, Elliot & Co. 1818. pp. 372. admits the delay, but assigns the many causes which led to it,-appreciates the impatience of the suitor, full of his We think Mr. Burleigh has done the cause of education idea of a new hemisphere, yet reminds us of the generous great service by this publication. In clear, comprehensive patronage of the Castilian Queen, ready even to pledge her treatises on politics, the book lists of our schools are nototiara for the prosecution of the enterprise, and altogether riously deficient. And yet what is more desirable-what places the conduct of the sovereigns in a more excusable more vitally important to American youth, than an acquainlight than that in which it had before appeared. Irving, tance at least with the rudimentary principles of the great tout au contraire, warming with a genuine feeling of affection science of politics ? This is hereafter to lie the absorbing for the navigator, proceeds, perhaps, with undue severity business, the one great duty of their lives. Under these against these royal delinquents, recites the circumstances of circumstances, no honest teacher, no affectionate parent, no their indifference and neglect toward the claims of Colum-wise statesman can reconcile it to his conscience, to regard bus, and finally concludes with some eloquent reflections on with indifference the acquisition of this sort of knowledge, their ungrateful conduct during the last moments of his life. by those who are hereafter to assume the tremendous resWe would remark a difference also in the style of these ponsibilities of independent electors. We can all see the authors. Prescott is sober, earnest and philosophical, his folly of sending a young man into a profession blindfold, style is stately, and yet it wears not the buskin of Gibbon, ignorant of its requirements, uninstructed in its technicaliand there is every where displayed such tact in arrange-ties. Yet here, for the most part, his insufficiency does ment and such taste in the grouping of figures and incidents comparatively little harm to any one but himself. At the as could only have been attained by careful attention to the ballot-box, however, he exerts a direct influence over the best models. In his passages, having reference to Colum- interests and destinies of millions of his fellow.citizens. bus, we see no attempt to invest him with adventitious Self-preservation, alone, then, should induce us to pay earntraits, the man is set before us "without the foreign aid of est attention to the qualifications of voters. We may prate ornament.” But Irving is the most picturesque of writers about the purity of the ballot box, and the guarantees of the and the most charming of biographers. He makes a sea constitution as much as we please, but there is only one piece on every page and the hero of the story is always in way to insure the one, and to enforce the other. What pu. the foreground. The first adventures of the young mari- rity can we expect in the stream, is the fountain be defiled ? ner,-his listless lise around the docks at Lisbon,-the em. We must cleanse the well-head first. We must go back to barkation of his crews for the western world, their depar- the very beginning-we must take the embryo voter and ture from Palos, and the little barks becalmed on the sur. prepare him for the solemn duty which is to devolve upon face of the autumnal ocean,--the perils of tempest -are him. Without intelligence and honesty universal suffrage all, in the highest degree, graphic descriptions, and when is one of the most deadly poisons that ever ate into the heart land is at last discovered, our author is so highly artistic of a commonwealth; and without a careful training of the that we might almost fancy that the pencil of Vanderlyn youth, these qualifications will not exist in the man. We all had caught its hues from the delineations of Geoffrey know these things, but who acts upon them! Our teachCrayon. In another work, relating to the same country and ers ? Not they. There is no one branch of their duties times, in which he traces the events which accompanied which they more sedulously, perseveringly and entirely the expulsion of the Moors,—the “ Conquest of Grenada," – neglect than this very one which of all others demands their the same peculiarities may be observed.' If we might be most constant attention. We hope that the book before pardoned the conceits, we should say that the work of Pres. us will have the effect of opening the eyes of teachers gencoit was a woof made of the finest fleeces from the hills of erally and of the whole community. Leon,-Irving's the gay embroidery of Xarifa in the ballad ;
But to leave generalities and come at once to particulars ; the former a strain of wondrous and prolonged harmony, the the American Manual is, as its title page imports, an elelatter an aria played upon the courtly lutes of the Al- mentary work on politics. The necessity of government, bamra!
the origin of law, the duty of submission to both, the in
tercourse of nations, and kindred topics are discussed We have not been fortunate in our remarks, however, if with sufficient fullness to satisfy the demand of those for we have conveyed the impression that the histories of Mr. whom the work has been prepared ; but the author has very Irving are calculated simply to amuse, for there is much properly directed particular aitention to accidental politics solid instruction conveyed in them, which the English as being the most practical. He has sketched the origin of reader can obtain from no other source. They have been the American Constitution, glanced at the history of the old compiled with great care, and a constant reference to ori- articles of confederation, shown their inadequacy for the ginal documents, and the author has freely availed himsell exigencies of the time and the country, and after relaof the researches of M. Navarrete, whose assistance he ting the progress of pablic sentiment and legislative action. acknowledges in the preface to the present volume. It is up to the adoption of the present admirable system of gove certainly a great point gained to make useful knowledge ernment, he has examined and expounded the Constitution readable, and the most prosy and captious critic will not itself in a clear, sinple and intelligible manner. The aucontest the facts of Mr. Irving, because they are pleasantly thor's exposition of the duties and responsibilities of voters, narrated.
jurors and civil magistrates is concise and admirably adapt
ed to the understanding and the wants of the great body of This book has reached us through Messrs. Drinker and the people. Along the margin of each page there is arrang. Morris.
ed a column of words corresponding to certain marked words
in the text. These the anthor calls definitions, synonyms | Etching Club Editions,-will be glad to see the works of and verbal exercises, &c. The plan is novel and orig. the bard of Olney in a similar garb. The present volumes inal. It must exercise the pupil's ingenuity, stimulate en. are, indeed, very elegant and as the expense of their pabquiry, and arouse an intense interest in what learners gen. lication has been necessarily great, we trust they will meet erally consider the dullest part of their tasks, the proper with an extensive sale. The designs and engraving, we application of words and the investigation of verbal differ- understand, are by American artists, so that in this respect, ences. Throughout the whole book the political sentiments at least, the style of the work differs from those already are unexceptionable and the moral tone of the highest order. mentioned, and reflects even greater credit apon the pat
We presume the work may be had at any of our book. lishers. stores.
For sale by Duinker & Morris.
The Women Of The Bible; delineated in a series of ILLUSTRATED Poems. By Mrs. L. H. Sigourney. With Sketches of prominent Females mentioned in Holy Scrip.
Designs by Felix 0. C. Darley, Engraved by American ture, by Clergymen of the United States. Illustrated by Artists. Philadelphia. Carey & Hart. 1849. 18 characteristic steel engravings. Edited by the Rev. J. M. Wainwright, D. D. New York: D. Appleton &
Mrs. Sigourney's claims to poetic distinction have long Co. 1849. Royal Octavo.
since been settled, so that the present elegant volume de
mands from us no dissertation on ber genius. We cannot, This superb volume, adorned in the highest style of art, however, forbear bestowing our unqualified praise upon the and " gleaming in purple and gold,” will be a great favorite publishers for the good taste displayed in its “getting up." among the publications for the New Year. Indeed it far We are glad to see, too, that the eminent abilities of Daroutshines any similar work that has fallen under our notice ley have at length been enlisted in the illustration of meri. and demands for the Appletons the palm of excellence in torious works and that his handsome designs will no longer their department. The antique binding in embossed mo. be thrown away upon evanescent and often vulgar publica. rocco, and the exceeding beauty of the printing, would lions. Talent like his should not be kept in the police-ofalone entitle it to this praise, but the great charm of the fice. There 'are some gems of the first water among the volume will be found in the engravings, which were execu. illustrations of Mrs. Sigourney's Poems. “The Tomb," ted, we believe, in England, at great expense, and imported at the 27th page, and the “ Ancient Family Clock," are unexpressly for the purpose. We do not know when we have surpassed. seen anything so exquisite as these varied designs, embra- Mrs. Sigourney dedicates this volume with exceeding cing as well the gaudy Queen of Sheba, as the lovely and propriety to the poet Rogers, and we notice that she basisunaffected Ruth, - Judith with the sword of vengeance in cluded among her best efforts the poem of “Man's Three her hand, and the desolate mother of the Maccabees. Guests," written for the May number of our magazine for
It would not be doing justice to the work, however, to the present year. lavish all our commendations upon its exterior. The lit- For this volume we are indebted to Drinker & Morris. erary portion of it is unexceptionable and is somewhat unique as having been executed by many hands. First npon the list of contributors comes our excellent friend, Dr. Sprague of Albany, who always writes well, and who A FIRST Book In Greek; containing a full account of seems to have attained as clear an insight into the charac- the fornis of words, &c. &c. By John McClintock, D. ter of Hagar, as if he had recently come into possession of D., and George R. Crooks, A. M., of Dickinson College. her autograph, well authenticated, on some curious papy. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1818. rus. Then follows an imposing array of bishops, in brotherly companionship with others who recognize not lawn Harper & Brothers are now publisbing two distinct series nor liturgy; the worthy Dr. Potts himself, (who is well of elementary classical works, a fact that speaks largely known for his controversial passage with the reverend edi- for their enterprise. The present volume has been brought tor,) having furnished a most spirited portraiture of Jeze- forth by the deserved and remarkable success of the “ First bel. We rejoice to see this "dwelling together in unity," Book in Latin,” issued by the same house about eighteen among our prominent divines, even if their field of fellow months ago. The plan of the two works is very similar. ship should be confined to the centre-table, and we predict In the “ First Book in Greek,” we have a general view of as the result of it a kindlier feeling among religious people, the grammar as far as the verbs; the syntax and reading leswho have permitted themselves to be estranged by shades sons having been judiciously reserved for a "Second Book," of difference in opinion.
which is now in press and will shortly appear. We preThe public will be gratified to know that the Appletons dict for both a large field of usefulness. have in preparation a companion volume to the present work, to be entitled “ Women of the New Testament." For sale by Nash & Woodhouse.
THE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS: or, The Arabian
Night's Entertainments. Translated and arranged for
family reading. With Explanatory Notes. By E. W. Poems: By William Couper. With a Biographical and
Lane. Esq. From the second London Edition. Mus. Critical Introduction, By the Rev. Thomas Dale : and
trated with six hundred wood-cuts by Harvey, and illuSeventy-Five Ilustrations, Engraved by John S. and
minated titles by Owen Jones. In two volumes. New Tudor Horton, from Drawings by John Gilbert. In two
York. Harper & Brothers.
The twelfth part, which completes this beautiful publica
tion, has just been issued, and we have seen copies of the Those of our readers, who were induced by our com- entire work, in two handsome volumes, tastefully bound in mendations to buy copies of Milton, Thomson and Gold- muslin, with appropriate devices. The illustrations are insmith, in the beautiful reprints of the Harpers from the deed very spirited and are better, perhaps towards the close
than at the beginning. The hand of the engraver would | a satire, which some northern lady had perpetrated on seem to have become more skilful as he proceeded with his Charleston, and that the author, (who is no other than our task, and to have caught in a greater degree the idea of the correspondent “ Alton,") having gone into the court of Arabian fantasy. No book has ever attained so wide a pop-Chancery where the Muses preside, with a complaint ularity as the Arabian Nights, and no edition of it is so against the fair offender, obtained a decree denouncing the good as that before us. It is for sale by Drinker & Morris. aforesaid "satire" as libellous ; whereupon, be, the afore
said author, instigated thereto doubtless by the nine Chancellors above-mentioned, undertook to write, and did write
the Vindication which is before us. Now we must say that The Italian Sketch Book. By Henry T. Tuckerman. this northern lady might have been much better employed
Author of " Thoughts on the Poets," “ Artist-Life,” etc. than in abusing Charleston, which is proverbial as the abode Third Edition. Revised and Enlarged. New York : of refinement and hospitality, and which southerners are J. C. Riker. 1818.
proud of, for its society, its capital dinners and its cotton. It is a gratifying evidence of an improving public taste, Charleston, but for the entire South, in a spirit which we
Our author takes up the cudgels most manfully not only for that a demand should be made for a third edition of this cordially commend, and carries the war afterwards into work. It appears now in an excellent form, with very con- Yankeedom with some animation. His blows are at times siderable additions and emendations. Mr. Tuckerman is one of the most pleasing of American writers, as we think is a poetic license. As a poem, the Vindication does not
too harshly administered to our northern friends, but this the pages of the Messenger for the current year abundantly aspire to epic dignity, but it is not wanting in lines that run show, and belongs to a class, which is we fear a small
smoothly and carry with them energy of thought. of quiet and earnest thinkers. “The Italian Sketch Book” is indeed delightful reading; being altogether unlike the ordinary volumes of tourists, which are but amplified edi. tions of Murray's Guides, and presenting a most attractive Schmitz AND Zumpt's CLASSICAL Series-Sallust and picture of life under the shadow of St. Peter's, almost
Virgil. Philadelphia, Lea & Blanchard. bringing us so near,-like the Dutch telescope with the Haarlem organ,—that we can hear the clock of Monte Ci- The high reputation for classical learning that Drs. torio telling the hours upon the slumberous atmosphere. Schmitz and Zumpt enjoy, will commend these volumes 10
the attention of teachers of the Latin language. The edition of Cæsar's Commentaries, belonging to this series, which
was published some time since, met with general favor, and CHRISTIAN SONGs. By the Rev. James Gilborne Lyons, L. L. D. Fourth Edition. Philadelphia : George S. Ap. Sallust as eminently adapted to the use of students. The
we are disposed to regard the present copies of Virgil and pleton, 164 Chesnut Street. 1849.
notes are sufficiently numerous to give assistance, where Our thanks are due to the author for a copy of the fourth it is really necessary, without furnishing a temptation 10 edition of this pleasing little volume of poems. The ex
sluggishness by supplying a full translation of the text. tensive circulation it has already attained and the frequency
The series possesses two great advantages, the books are with which many of the Songs have been republished by small and neatly printed, and they are so cheap as to be
within the reach of almost everybody. the newspaper press, attest the popularity of Dr. Lyons as a writer of devotional verses. The “Song" of "The Mag. They may be found at the bookstore of Drinker & Mor. netic Telegraph” has been particularly admired and bas ris. penetrated to firesides far beyond the reach of Mr. Morse's wires. This is, perhaps, after all the true criterion of excellence. For ourselves, we are not highly impressed with the poetical merits of the volume, although the catholic The Book of PearLS: A Choice Garland of Prose, spirit in which it is conceived, and the excellent sentiments Poetry and Art, Containing Twenty Finely execuied that are embodied in the verse commend it to a large share steel engravings. New York. D. Appleton & Co. of public regard.
membrance for MDCCCXLIX. With Original ContriWREATHS OF FRIENDSHIP. A Gist for the Young. By butions by Female Writers. Edited by Emily Marshall. T. S. Arthur and F. C. Woodworth. Baker & Scribner. Illustrated by Twenty-Six engravings. New York. D. 1849.
Appleton & Co. 1819. A very neat juvenile gift-book. The contents are of a The JUVENILE SCRAP-Book for 1819 : A Christmas and character to please and instruct the youthful mind, as might
New Year's Present for Young People. Edited by be fairly inferred from the name of Mr. Arthur, as one of
Grandfather Merryman. With Twenty-Eight Engravings the compilers. There is also a variety of rhyme, judi
on steel. New York. D. Appleton & Co. 1819. ciusly intermingled with the narratives, of an appropriate kind, and the book is well illustrated with wood cuts.
Here are annuals for the few and annuals for the million ! For sale by Nash & Woodhouse.
We place them in the order of merit and not in the order of pretension, for, as generally happens, the title-page which
promises most, is that of a book, excellent no doubt in its THE VINDICATION : A Satire, on “ Charleston : A Poem." way, but not remarkable as a specimen of modern publica.
Charleston, S. C. Printed by Walker & Burke, No. tion. Still it will be very acceptable to the little “Jack 101 East Bay. 1848.
Horners,” for whom it was designed. “ The Lady's An.
nual is somewhat higher in the scale of art and is very From the “ Advertisement” extraordinary which prefa- nearly bound in morocco. “ The Book of Pearls," bowces this little pamphlet, we learn that it was called forth by 'ever, deserves much greater praise, for it is really attractjve, both on account of its choice engravings and its reada-fumes published by the Appletons alone, that all tastes are ble and well-selected literary papers. Two or three of the likely to be gratified in the way of Christmas Gifts. We engravings we would especially notice,- the head of Lord are not stte after all that the present luxurious oetaro is Byron, Joan of Arc and Sappho -all classically beautiful not the most attractive of the series, for it embodies almost and suited to the fame of this trio of worthies.
the whole devotional poetry of England and America far These volumes may be obtained of Nash & Wood- three hundred years, and introduceś us once again into that house.
charming society of old English Poets, not to know whom argues a very imperfect acquaintance with the beauty and grace of the language. We cannot, of course, enumerate
the gems we find in turning over the leaves of this volume, De Bow's COMMERCIAL Review of the South and West. but we can say that Mr. Griswold seems to have made very Oct. and Nov. 1848. Vol. 6. Nos. 4 and 5.
happy, selections. The “ Dies Irae" of Crasbax, “To
Daffodils" of Herrick and some of the exquisite fancies of Our Crescent City friend, whose usual visit was denied Vaughan find a place in company with the best thoughts of
Wordsworth and Croly and the solemn music of Bryant us last month, comes now in duplicate form, as plethoric as an alderman of the second Municipality. In his regular trated with steel Engravings. It has reached us through
The work is beautifully printed and is handsomely illashabit, we receive him always with a kindly greeting, but Nash & Woodhouse. when he comes in such an unquestionable shape as at pres. ent, be is of course doubly welcome. What says poor Hood ?
There's a twofold sweetness in double pipes;
THE SALAMANDER: A Legend for Christmas. Found And a double barrel and double snipes
amongst the papers of the late Ernest Helfenstein. Edi. Give the sportsman a duplicate pleasure :
ted by E. Oakes Smith. New York: George P. PulThere's double safety in double locks
nam, 155 Broadway. 1848. And double letters bring cash for the box;
Ernest Helfenstein, we believe, is but a literary alias, under And all the world knows that double knoc
which Mrs. Oakes Smith bas contributed heretofore to the Are gentility's double measure.
4 magazines, just as the Essayists of Queen Anne's day ad
dressed the public under the nommes de plume of Isaac BickAnd so with regard to our commercial cotemporary, al- erstaff and Will Honeycomb. Mrs. Smith, in her own though he is more connected with produce than poetry, name, has long been known as a charming writer both of there is always a double value in his double numbers.
prose and verse and “ Ernest Helfenstein" has won as high With this expression of our good-will, frivolously though a fame in the line of metaphysical speculation. The presincerely given, let us say a word with regard to the intima- sent volume is a delightful little romance, very much in the tion of Mr. De Bow, that we have “ excluded him from all style of Undine, which has evidently cost the author much the laurels of the Southern periodical press," in not asso- pains-taking in its artistic elaboration. It is most appro ciating him with the Southern Quarterly and the Messen- priately published as a gift-book and has several spirited ger in our comments on the Index of the "Brothers in illustrations by Darley. Unity.” We did not allude to the omission of the Review because we were under the impression that commercial magazines were not within the scope of the Index itself. CHILD OF THE SEA, AND OTHER POEMs. By Mrs. S. This impression was derived from the fact, that Hunt's
Anna Lewis, Author of " Records of the Heart," etc., etc. Merchant's Magazine, a northern work of very similar New York : George P. Putnam, 155 Broadway. 1848. character with Mr. De Bow's, was also omitted. We certainly do not think him “nothing if not statistical,"
Mrs. Lewis's Poems have been so largely and justly refor we took occasion to regret, as long ago as June last, viewed in a recent number of our magazine, by the disthat we did not see more frequently the pleasant traces
criminating hand of Mr. Poe, that we deem it quite unnehis literary walk through the pages of his own periodical. cessary to say anything more of them at present
, than that In our day, when, in the language of Mr. De Bow's motto, we regard them as establishing the author's claim 10 a high “Commerce is King,”—when " the Duke of Norfolk deals rank among the Poets of America. The present volume in malt” and Halleck himself is at the desk of a compting abounds in felicities of expression, striking turns of thought room, we cannot complain that intellect should be on and melodious versification, Mr. Putnam has done well change,” but we feel assured that Mr. De Bow will yet do to present these poems in a popular and attractive form. brave things for Southern literature as well as Southern traffic, and we trust that his valuable work will abundantly prosper and be circulated, as Mr. Longfellow says,
BLACKWOOD'S MAGAZINE FOR NOVEMBER.
The present number of Blackwood contains several agreeFrom the bleak shores of the sea to the lands where the able articles, among which may be found the last of the seFather of Waters
ries entitled “Life in the Far West," by the late George Seizes the hills in his hands, and drags them down to the Frederick Ruxton, who died a few months since at St.
Louis. An obituary of this gifted young man accompanies the paper. Some account is given by him of the Morton settlement at the Great Salt Lake in California, together
with a rapid history of the delusion and a biography of Joe The Sacred PoETS OF ENGLAND AND AMERICA, for Smith, which are neither so accurate nor so well drawn as
Three Centuries. Edited by Rufus W. Griswold. Il- those presented in our last number, but which are still readlustrated with Steel Engravings. New York: D. Ap-able. pleton & Co. 1849.
On the cover of the present number, the reader will see
an advertisement of Leonard Scott & Co., setting forth Such is the number and variety of the presentation vol-'the terms of their republication of English literature,