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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.

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, 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, à 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 Miler.



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Africa, Future of (Crummell), 152.

History and Biography. Herder, 137
Africans in America, and their New Guard. Sybel's Crusades, 293 - Smith's Ireland,
jans, 96 – 133 — compromise of 1850, 97 293 — Sybel's Revolution Period, 457

nature of the controversy, 98 - de- Burckhardt on Renaissance, 460. Sci-
cline of slave power, 100 – occupation ence of Language. Müller's Lectures,
of the south, 102, 121 – how the war af-

140 -

Wedgwood's Dictionary, 144
fects slavery, 104 — disintegrating forces, Tafel's Orthography, 144. Society and
108 - economical question, 109 - laws Politics. American Disunion, 150
of race and climate, 111 - colonization, Trollope's North America, 151 – The
113 - character of African race, 114 — Exchange, 152 – Future of Africa, 152
will be a subject population, 116 — in- The Golden Hour, 294 — Among the
dustrial capacity, 118 - industrial dis- Pines, 295 — America before Europe,
cipline, 123 –Port Royal, 126 — results, 296 - Carlier on Slavery, 298 — - London

Labor, 298 – Cairnes on the Slave Pow-
American Art, 63 - 84 — artists, 69 — criti- er, 463. Geography and Travels. Girar-
cism, 71 popular character of art, 75 din's Syria, 300 — Oriental Harems, 301
- early art, 78 — power of art, 83.

Game Fish, 302 — Underhill's West
Among the Pines, 295.

Indies, 303. Novels and Tales. Mrs.
Anselm, 157 – 175 — the period, 157 — Lan- Stowe's Novels, 145 — Ravenshoe, 146

franc, 159 — Anselm, monk, 160 — ab- The Master, 147 – Les Misérables, 148,
bot, 161 - - primate, 163 — · appeal to 464 - Edwin Brothertott, 304. Miscel.
Rome, 165 – intellectual method, 168 - laneous. Harris's Captivity, 153 - Jo-
monologium, 172.

mini's Art of War, 154 — Tragedy of
Beethoven (Romance-Biography), 177 – 186. Errors, 154 — Clough's Poems, 307
Botta, Vincenzo. See Cavour.

Campaign of First R. I. Regiment, 308
Burckhardt on the Renaissance, 460.

Annual Cyclopædia, 309 — The Ar-
Cairnes, Professor, on the Slave Power, 463. tist's Married Life, 464 Appleton's
Carlier on Slavery, 298.

American Cyclopædia, 465.
Cavour, Discourses by V. Botta, 20 - 32 - Dante, Vita Nuova, 363 – 381.

early life, 21 — war of 1848, 24 — French Denison, Mrs., The Master, 147.
alliance, 27 Garibaldi, 29.

De Tocqueville, 381 – 402 — his life, 385
Christ the Spirit, 313 – Gen. Hitchcock's “ Democracy in America,” 389 – 395

work, 313– theory of interpretation non- marriage, 392 — political life, 396 — the
historical, 315 – 322 – Essenes, 318 - 329 coup d'etat, 398

L'Ancien Régime, 400.
- true signification of the Spirit, 330 — Döllinger on the Papacy, 285.
Christ in history, 331 —

- pre-existent, 336 Essenes, 318.
- undying, 339.

Exchange, The, 152.
Conway, M.°D., the Golden Hour, 294. Facts for Churchmen, 285.
Coppet et Weimar (Mad. de Staël), 85 - 96. Garibaldi and Cavour, 29.
Crummell, Future of Africa, 152.

Gasparin, America before Europe, 296.
CURRENT LITERATURE, Review of. The- Harris, Lieut., Captivity in Richmond, 153.
ology. Defence of Rev. R. Williams, 134 Herder, Life of, 137.

Taylor's Logic in Theology, 135 Heresy and Heretics in the English Church,
Book of Vespers, 136 — Sawyer's Re- 32 - 63 — the Essayists, 35 — their con-
construction, 282 — - Renan's Discourse, nection with the Establishment, 37 — re-
284 Lacordaire, 285 Facts for plies, 41 — counter-essays, 44 – Aids to
Churchmen, 285 — · Döllinger on the Pa- Faith, 47 — right interpretation of Scrip-
pacy, 286 – Réville on the Gospels, 455. ture, 55 - church authority, 58.

Hitchcock, Gen., Christ the Spirit, 313. Sonnets, 403 — their true character, 406 —
Hugo, Victor, Les Misérables, 148, 464. to whom addressed, 410.
Imitation of Christ, author of, 342 - 362. Staël, Mad. de, 85 - 96.
Intuitive Morals, Ancient Systems of Stowe, Mrs., 146.

186 — Cicero, 189 -- defects, 194 - Aris- Sybel, Crusades, 293 Revolution Period,
totle, 196 - Confucius, 201.

Irving, Life and Letters, 271 - 282.

Tafel on Orthography, 144.
Kempis and the Imitation, 346.

Taylor, Logic in Theology, 135.
Kingsley's Ravenshoe, 146.

Tragedy of Success, 154.
Lacordaire, 285.

Trollope, North America, 151.
London Labor, 296

Vespers, Book of, 136.
Luther, Views of, 1-19 — periods of his War, Articles of, 154.

life, 30 – study of Scripture, 7 — justifi- War Policy, its bearing on slavery, 243-
cation by faith, 11 church authority, 271 — confiscation act, 243 — the war
12 — interpretation of Scripture allego-

power, 245 -

character of the rebellion,
rists, 14 – literalists, 17.

246 -

- military code, 249 — legal attitude
Master, The, 147.

of the government, 250 — ratified by the
Müller, Science of Language, 140.

people, 253 — change of position, 255 —
Pembroke, Earl of (Shakespeare's Son employment of negroes, 256 — arming
nets), 240.

them, 257 — justice to them, 258 — vacil-
Psalms, New Readings of, 227 - 242.

lating policy hitherto, 260
Ravenshoe, 146.

blacks, 261 — nature of the contest, de-
Rawlins on Disunion, 150.

mocracy and feudalism, 264 — emancipa-
Renan, Inaugural Discourse, 284.

tion, 267 - Present Policy and the Future
Réville on the Gospels, 455.

of the South, 435 – 454 — the summer
Romance-Biography, Beethoven, 175 - 186. campaign, 436 – the President's procla-
Sawyer's Reconstruction, 284.

mation, 437 - effect of the war on the
Shakespeare and Friendship, 209 - 226. South, 443 — education, 448 — industry,
Slavery as affected by the War, 104, 244, 449 - the tariff and free trade, 451.

256 - 260.

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larger part of the Review of Current Literature has been omitted.

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