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but they are so touched upon as to bring out rather than he second number of the National Quarterly Review to obscure his merits. *
« Availability, n improvement on the first number, which itself was or Politicians against Statesmen,” is an earnest plea for hly successful. The topics are more various, and the the availability, in politics, of the greatest men for the ting on the whole more concise and brilliant. Among highest offices. The works of Miss Evans," and "Torarticles are a just and liberal review of Mr. Seward quato Tasso,” are the subjects of two elaborate, thoughtful n author and writer, a manly defence of the late and readable articles. imore Cooper, and a fine criticism of his novels, an
From the New York Herald. sing commentary on English travellers in America,
London has two or three powerful, well-sustained issertation on Tasso, a discussion of true statesman2, and a castigation of Latham and Marsh, and other Quarterlies, and Edinburgh has one intellectual engine
of the same kind, whilst in this great republic, which ters on the English tongue. The book notices are excels the mother country in mental activity in various nerous and discriminating.
branches of art and science, there is but a single Quar. From the New York Courier and Enquirer, terly, and that of Boston. Till the want was supplied mese articles are generally well written, and the views by the National, there was no such periodical to be Fessed in them generally just. That upon Mr. Seward found in the chief cities of the United States. This was Fell worth a perusal; and while the reader may object a reproach to its enlightenment, and we are glad to see ome of the conclusions in that upon the works of it wiped away. The publication now before us is charEvans, he will nevertheless find it interesting. acterized by marked ability, varied learning, critical
acumen, and original thought. The subjects are all From the Philadelphia North American.
interesting, and they are treated in a more agreeable and his second number of the National Quarterly Re- readable way than the majority of articles in the English 7" is far superior to the first in all points of excel- Quarterlies, which are, for the most part, too heavy e. It is better in substance, more accurate, more and dull for any but the scholar and the student. ous, more vigorous, more vital, and gives good nise to become a first-class quarterly. Such a one
From the Philadelphia Press. at to be sustained in New York. $ $ $$ We It opens with a long and extremely able paper upon glad to see this Review presenting so promising a Cooper, the novelist, whom it has become too much the 1, making the second issue twice as good as the first. fashion to undervalue. Here, while his faults are not e is in this number only a very little of the malfor- slurred over, his great merits as a writer are pointed out on of syntax which we complained of in the first; with discriminating appreciation. It is, by far, the best why not reform it altogether? Should not editors, notice of Cooper yet published. * * The National rvisors, revisers, compositors, combined in solid Quarterly Review merits high praise, and promises to inx, prevent the omission of that on page 359, become a formidable rival to the North American Review. 22? We would not mention a defect so small, were
From the Philadelphia Pennsylvanian. t only one of a dozen instances, and because this w now seems likely to acquire such merit in sub The leading article in this number is a critique the e that it ought to present its exterior without" spot novelist, which we commend to the perusal of all who
works of James Fenimore Cooper, the great American emish.” From the New York Daily Times.
hare derived entertainment from his writings. nilar in size and general appearance to the North
From the New-Yorler. ican Review, it differs in all other particulars from Its table of contents is varied, and embraces a wide venerable periodical. Starting upon the basis of range of subjects, treated in a large and comprehensive al views, it directly conflicts with that element of spirit. The leader” on the writings of James Fenirvatism which denies all sympathy with progress; more Cooper, is particularly noble and efficient,
Hungary, herein it is unlike its Boston predecessor. Claiming Tasso, Social Life, Hon. W. H. Seward, Miss Evans and ullest freedom of discussion in matters relating to Political Availability (with numerous minor topics), cs as well as religion, literature, art and science, it receive scholarly and critical attention. The National ises to be at once lively and instructive.
Quarterly is a quarterly in the best senso.
From the Boston Pilot. first article is upon Cooper, the novelist, and is an We gave our opinion of the Review on these three cate presentation of his claims to consideration, both articles, which we have read carefully. Or the rest, we writer and as a man. His defects are not denied, have had time to read only so much here and there, as
to confirm us in our opinion, that the National Quarterly question if any writer on that side has done groue
From the Philadelphia Daily News
We have received the second number of this e
From the Metropolitan Record.
The September number of our new American Quarter the number before us an improvement, in some respects,
fully sustains the high reputation it has already soul on the former. Perhaps no person in this country is
The principles and characteristics that were rather more adapted for the office of editor than Mr. Sears, as
dicated than displayed in its June issue, are mer he possesses an amount of classical knowledge and critical
marked and developed in the present number, and ability seldom united in one individual.
part to it that individuality, which is to a perioda From the Boston Post.
what originality is to an author. The present tambe
is more national in its subjects, and consequently a After a very careful perusal of this, the second number
interesting to the general reader than its predecessor, of the Quarterly, we are enabled to state that our antici
All who take an interest in philology will pations are most fully realized. It is marked, even more with pleasure and profit « The English Language, than the preceding number, by a cosmopolitan and im able article, in which we see, with satisfaction, partial spirit, to which many of our periodical publica promise of others on the same subject. As the grow tions are, as yet, to a great extent strangers; the skill of a language is a strange process, being as much a and taste of a judicious editor are apparent throughout
ogenous as endogenous, and as in no language is the whole, and in the articles emanating from the editor's
anomaly more apparent than in our own, there is owo pen, there is abundant evidence of the elegant and
strong attraction for most minds in such articles as the varied scholarship of which he had previously given so
English Language." many proofs, both in his University career and subsequently by his literary productions.*
From the Boston Traveller. three articles in the present number of which the editor It is not the organ of any clique or party, and is on is the writer, namely, “Torquato Tasso,” “Seward as ducted with learning and talent. It is sometimes an Orator and Statesman,” and “ Availability or Politi that the day of Reviews is over, but is the saying true cians vs. Statesmen," the first naturally affords the We think it is not. Periodicals that shall contain gol readiest scope for the display of the writer's critical synopses of good books, vigorous essays, and conde acquaintance with Italian literature and his appreciation papers on historical and scientific subjects, are eve me of the beauties of the great Epic Poet of Italy; but the necessary now than they were sixty years ago, second demands more special notice at present, as show there were fewer demands than there now are upou ing the spirit of fairness and freedom from party-preju time and attention of mankind. It is to this class dice in things literary and intellectual, on which the new works that the National Quarterly belongs, and Quarterly is conducted. Mr. Sears is certainly not a already established its position as an able instructor "Republican" or "Abolitionist" in politics, and yet we guide.
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