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The Virginia Housewife. By Mrs M. Randolph. 12mo. pp. Davis & Force. Washington. Price $1, half bound. The Two Americas, Great Britain, and the Holy Alliance. Washington. 8vo. pp. 37.
A Collection of Affidavits and Certificates, relative to the Wonderful Cure of Mrs Ann Mattingly, which took place in the City of Washington, D. C. on the 10th of March, 1824. James Wilson. Washington. Price 25 Cents.
Catalogue of the Library of the American Philosophical Society, held at Philadelphia, for promoting Useful Knowledge. Published by Order of the Society. Philadelphia. 8vo. pp. 290.
The Philosophical Society has set a most worthy example to our library companies and literary institutions in every part of the country. It has arranged and printed in a commodious form a full and most excellent Catalogue of the Library in the Philosophical Hall. The committee appointed for the purpose, and under whose immediate inspection the work has been accomplished, were Mathew Carey, Adam Seybert, Peter S. Duponceau, and John Vaughan. The work discovers very great diligence and fidelity on the part of the committee, as well as skill and philosophical discrimination in arranging the materials. In this latter respect there is some peculiarity. This shall be explained in the words of the committee.
"It was found impossible to adopt a uniform method throughout, and although it might appear like a novelty, the committee thought it best to arrange the books under each division according to a method suited to the respective subjects. Thus the memoirs and transactions of learned societies, are classed in the order of the names of the places where those institutions are established, as London, Paris, Philadelphia, alphabetically. Biographical works follow each other in the same order, by the names of the distinguished men whose lives and actions have been thought worthy of being recorded. Historical documents, and books and pamphlets on local and occasional politics, are classed in the order of their dates, certain medical treatises in that of the diseases that they respectively treat of, and Philological works auxiliary to the study of different languages, in the order of those idioms, alphabetically arranged. When no particular arrangment was required, the order of the author's names was followed, anonymous works, when sufficiently numerous, being separately classed. At the end of the whole is a complete alphabetical list of the names of the authors, whose works are contained in this catalogue, with references to the pages where they are to be found.'
Although this arrangement is novel, it requires but a slight inspection of the work itself to perceive, that it is clear and methodical, and admirably adapted to answer the end for which it was intended. Any work in the library on any subject may be found with the utmost facility. The committee express a generous motive for their undertaking, namely, that those students, who may wish to avail themselves of our collection, may see at one glance all that we possess relating to the subjects of their particular researches.' This is a truly liberal purpose, one that looks to the improvement of science and the good of the community, and we cannot but hope, that other institutions will feel the importance of the same design, and imitate so good an example. Our libraries are not so numerous or full, but that a student in any part of the country will often find within his immediate reach but scanty means of extensive research. The advantage to him will be incalculable of having copious and perspicuous catalogues of the principal libraries in the country, that he may know at once all the principal sources of knowledge to which he can have access. It is a subject demanding more serious attention, than most persons are apt to imagine.
The United States Literary Gazette, No. V. June 15. 4to. Published twice a Month.
A work, like the present, professing to communicate all the prominent particulars respecting the progress of our literature, has long been desired in this country. None of our journals have accomplished, or even attempted this object. It is a task of no easy achievement, especially where, as in the United States, there is no central point to which literary intelligence will naturally flow, and where publishers have contracted so few habits of method and activity in making known through regular channels the works, which they send out. To overcome these obstacles requires enterprise and energy, and, what is more, patience and strength. If the Literary Gazette can be made a vehicle of all the literary intelligence in the United States, that is, if it can be made to contain a short notice of all the original works published, of improvements in science and the arts, of the doings of literary and scientific societies, of the progress of literary institutions, as universities, colleges, and seminaries of a high order for teaching the professions, if the leading particulars connected with these topics can be brought together, and reported with promptness while public attention is prepared for receiving them, the work cannot fail to come down to the interests and feelings of a very large portion of our reading community, and command a patronage coextensive with its aims and utility. A great deal of its value will depend on the certainty, that it embraces all the important intelligence on these subjects, which it is practicable to collect; and especially in regard to new publications, their purpose, character, and merits.
Thus far the work has been executed with ability, and with as much completeness, as to its main objects, as could be expected at the commencement of so arduous an undertaking. We hope the editor's attention will be directed as exclusively as possible to American books. Let his journal be a repository in which we may see how American talent is occupied, and in which its progress may be traced. Of the poetry, which he has published from the hand of Bryant, we need only say, that it is worthy of its author, and does credit to a name, which is destined to be engraven deeply in the recollections of future time, when America shall number up her sons of genius and of worth.
The typographical execution of this work is beautiful, and the publishers deserve much praise for their liberal exertions in sending it out clothed in so expensive and attracting a dress.
Essay to do Good; addressed to all Christians, whether in Public or Private Capacities. By Cotton Mather, D. D. F. R. S. A New Edition, from the latest London Edition. 12mo. pp. 150.
The Museum of Foreign Literature and Science, No. XXIII. Port Folio for May and June, Nos. 265, 266.
A Review of the Correspondence between the Hon. John Adams, late President of the United States, and the late W. Cunningham, Esq. beginning in 1803, and ending in 1812. By Timothy Pickering. Also a Second Edition. Price 62 1-2 cents.
American Monthly Magazine. No. VI. 8vo. pp. 96.
Hobomok; a Tale of Early Times by an American. Cummings, Hilliard, & Co. Boston.
Saratoga; a Tale of the Revolution, 2 vols. 12mo. Boston.
O'Halloran, or the Insurgent Chief. An Irish Historical Tale of 1798. By the Author of the Wilderness. 2 vols. 12mo. Philadelphia. Carey & Lea.
Sketch of Connecticut forty Years since. A Tale. Hartford.
Redwood; a Tale. By the Author of A New England Tale. 2 vols. Price $2.
The Henriade of Voltaire, translated into English Verse. By a Citizen of Carolina. Cantos I and II. New York. R. J. Megarey. November. 1823. 12mo. pp. 80.
Regular Hymns on a great Variety of Evangelical Subjects and Important Occasions, with Musical Directions for all the Varieties of Appropriate Expressions. By Samuel Willard.
A Collection of Fugitive Poems. 18mo. pp. 74. Price 37 1-2 cents. J. Mortimer. Philadelphia.
POLITICS AND COMMERCE.
Letters in Defence of the Hartford Convention, and the People of Massachusetts. By H. G. Otis. 8vo.
Speech of Mr Webster on the Tariff, delivered in the House of Representatives of the United States, April, 1824.
Arguments againt the Justice and Policy of Taxing the Capital Stock of Banks and Insurance Companies in the State of New York. 8vo. pp. 34. New York. 1824.
Suggestions on the Canal Policy of Pennsylvania, in Reference to the Effects of the Inland Navigation of the adjoining States on the Commerce of Philadelphia. With Facts and Computations relative to the Commerce of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. By J. L. Sullivan, Civil Engineer. 8vo. pp. 50.
A Collection of Essays and Tracts in Theology. By Jared Sparks. No. VI. Containing Biographical Notice; Remarks on the Writings of Dr Cogan; Letters to Wilberforce on the Doctrine of Hereditary Depravity.
A Discourse Pronounced before his Excellency William Eustis, the Honorable Council, and the two Houses composing the Legislature of Massachusetts, May 26, 1824, being the Anniversary Election. By Daniel Sharp, Pastor of the Third Baptist Church in Boston. Also a Second edition.
A Discourse on the Proper Test of the Christian Character, delivered at the Church in Brattle Street, Boston, on the Lord's Day, March 21, 1824. By Henry Colman.
The Christian Repository. Vol. V. No. 1.
The Christian Examiner and Theological Review, for March and April. No. II.
Proof that the Common Theories and Modes of Reasoning respecting the Depravity of Mankind exhibit it as a Physical Attribute, with a View of the Scriptural Doctrine relative to the Nature and Character of Man, as a Moral Agent. New York. 8vo. pp. 104.
Religious Principle the Foundation of Personal Safety, and Social Happiness; a Sermon preached at Concord, on the Day of the Anniversary Election in the State of New Hampshire, June 3, 1824. By Bennet Tyler, D. D. President of Dartmouth College. Concord. J. B. Moore. pp. 31. 8vo. The Religious Monitor, No. I. The First Annual Report of the of Baltimore. May, 1824.
A Plea for Ministerial Liberty. A Discourse addressed by Appointment to the Directors and Students of the Theological Seminary of the Presbyterian Church at Princeton, on the 17th of May, 1824. By John Duncan, Pastor of the Presbyterian Church, Tammany Street. Baltimore. Cushing & Jewett. 8vo. pp. 71.
A Careful and Free Inquiry into the True Nature and Tendency of the Religious Principles of the Society of Friends, commonly called Quakers. By William C. Brownlee, A. M. Philadelphia. J. Mortimer. 8vo. pp. 303. Appendix. pp. 31.
Albany. 8vo. pp. 40.
Minutes of the Baltimore Baptist Association, held in the Meeting House of the Ebenezer Church, in the City of Baltimore, May 13th. 8vo. pp. 8.
The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, with References and a Key Sheet of Questions, Historical, Doctrinal, and Practical. By Hervey Wilbur, A. M.
Sermons and Plans of Sermons, on many of the most Important Texts of Scripture. By the late Rev. Joseph Benson. Baltimore. Armstrong & Plaskett. 12mo. pp. 302. J. D. Toy, Printer.
An Exhibition of Unitarianism, with Scriptural Texts. pp. 35. Greenfield.
Sermon delivered at Worcester at the Dedication of the New Meeting House, erected for the Use of the Calvinistic Church, and the Society connected with it, October 13, 1823. By Samuel Austin, D. D. pp. 23.
Sermon on Intemperance; delivered at the North Church in Newburyport, on the Occasion of the Public Fast, April 1. By L. F. Dimmick. pp. 30.
Recollections of Jotham Anderson, Minister of the Gospel. Published from the Christian Register. pp. 118.
Sermons by the late Rev. David Osgood, D. D. 8vo. Cummings, Hilliard, & Co.
The Berean, No. V. Mendenhall & Walters. Wilmington, Del. The Cabinet, or Works of Darkness brought to Light, being a Retrospect of the Antichristian Conduct of some of the Leading Characters in the Society called Friends, towards that Eminent and Devout Servant of the Lord, Elias Hicks, when on his last visit of Gospel Love to the Inhabitants of the City of Philadelphia. 8vo. pp. 60.
Isaiah's Message to the American Nation; a New Translation of Isaiah, Chapter 18. By John M'Donald. Albany. 12mo. pp. 110.
Sermons for Children; designed to promote their immediate Piety. By Samuel Nott, Jr. Vol. II. 18mo. pp. 160. New York. John P. Haven. Price 50 Cents.
With a DeA Journal of a Tour in Italy, in the Year 1821. scription of Gibraltar. Accompanied with several Engravings. By an American. 8vo. pp. 468. New York. Price $3.
AMERICAN EDITIONS OF FOREIGN WORKS.
Works of Maria Edgeworth, Vol. III, containing Belinda. 8vo. Boston.
St Ronan's Well, Vol. XVI, of Parker's Edition of the Waverley Novels. 8vo. Boston.
Private Correspondence of William Cowper, with several of his most Intimate Friends. Now first published from the Original, in the possession of his Kinsman, John Johnson, LL. D. Rector of Yaxham with Welborne, in Norfolk.
The Deformed Transformed; a Drama. By Lord Byron.
Percy Mallory. By the Author of Penn Owen. 2 vols. 12mo. Prose by a Poet. 2 vols. 12mo. A. Small. Philadelphia. Adventures of Hajjî Baba of Ispahan. 2 vols. 12mo. Abraham Small. Philadelphia.
A Poem on the Restoration of Learning in the East, which obtained Mr Buchanan's Prize. By Charles Grant, Esq. M. A. Fellow of Magdalen College. Georgetown, D. C. James Thomas. 18mo. pp. 60. Price 37 1-2 cents in boards.
The Spanish Daughter. 18mo. S. T. Armstrong.
By the Rev. George Butt. 2 vols.
The Quarterly Review.
Say's Treatise on Political Economy. Second Edition. Translated from the Fourth French Edition; by C. R. Princep. Edited by C. C. Biddle. 8vo. Price $3, bound. Wells & Lilly.
VOL. XIX.-NO. 44.