From the New York Evening Post.

The second number of the National Quarterly Review
an improvement on the first number, which itself was
ghly successful. The topics are more various, and the
riting on the whole more concise and brilliant. Among
le articles are a just and liberal review of Mr. Seward
an author and writer, a manly defence of the late
enimore Cooper, and a fine criticism of his novels, an
nusing commentary on English travellers in America,
dissertation on Tasso, a discussion of true statesman-
ip, and a castigation of Latham and Marsh, and other
riters on the English tongue. The book notices are
amerous and discriminating.

From the New York Courier and Enquirer. These articles are generally well written, and the views pressed in them generally just. That upon Mr. Seward well worth a perusal ; and while the reader may object some of the conclusions in that upon the works of iss Evans, he will nevertheless find it interesting.

From the Philadelphia North American. This second number of the "National Quarterly ew" is far superior to the first in all points of excelace. It is better in substance, more accurate, more rious, more vigorous, more vital, and gives good omise to become a first-class quarterly. Such a one ght to be sustained in New York. **** We e glad to see this Review presenting so promising a ont, making the second issue twice as good as the first. ere is in this number only a very little of the malforation of syntax which we complained of in the first; t why not reform it altogether? Should not editors, pervisors, revisers, compositors, combined in solid alanx, prevent the omission of "that" on page 359, e 22? We would not mention a defect so small, were not only one of a dozen instances, and because this Fiew now seems likely to acquire such merit in subnce that it ought to present its exterior without "spot


From the New York Daily Times. Similar in size and general appearance to the Northerican Review, it differs in all other particulars from tvenerable periodical. Starting upon the basis of eral views, it directly conflicts with that element of servatism which denies all sympathy with progress; therein it is unlike its Boston predecessor. Claiming fullest freedom of discussion in matters relating to tics as well as religion, literature, art and science, it mises to be at once lively and instructive.

The first article is upon Cooper, the novelist, and is an porate presentation of his claims to consideration, both a writer and as a man. His defects are not denied,

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question if any writer on that side has done greation justice to Mr. Seward's intellectual and oratorical aoquin ments.

From the Philadelphia Daily News.

We have received the second number of this excelles national work, which has already taken a place as one of the very best literary periodicals of the day. The p sent number contains two hundred and seventy re pages of reading matter, and the articles are replete w useful information, which is of marked interest The style of the work is neither too light nor too heavy, ba of that medium character that combines instructed with pleasure.

From the Metropolitan Record.

The September number of our new American Quarterly fully sustains the high reputation it has already acquire The principles and characteristics that were rather dicated than displayed in its June issue, are more marked and developed in the present number, and part to it that individuality, which is to a periodis what originality is to an author. The present number is more national in its subjects, and consequently met interesting to the general reader than its predecessor. All who take an interest in philology will with pleasure and profit "The English Language, able article, in which we see, with satisfaction, promise of others on the same subject. As the growth of a language is a strange process, being as much a ogenous as endogenous, and as in no language is this anomaly more apparent than in our own, there is strong attraction for most minds in such articles as "The English Language."

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