Life Insurance Company,



EDMUND C. FISHER, President. J. B. CHURCH, Jr., Secretary.

JAMES GOPSILL, Vice-President.

Special Features. The company invitns particular attention to the following new and important features, which are original with, and peculiar to it.

1. It was the first company in the United States which guaranteed policy.holders a definite cash surrender value for their policies ; at the same time allording a rule by which they may know what such surrender value may be.

2. It is the only company which guarantee the policy-holder his dividends even if the policy should lapse, and declares them to be non-forfeitable.

N. B.-A clausu is inserted in every policy by which these advantages are distinctly specified and guaranteed.

Other Advantages to Insurers. The lowest rate of premium ot any mutual company in American, being equal to a dividend in adrance of about fifteen per cent.

All policies non forfeiting after two annual payments on terms guaranteed in the same.
It will loan on its policies after two annual payments.
It declares and pays annual dividends.

It gives THIRTY DAYS' GRACE in payment of premiums, and the policy is held good during that

wie. It has removed all restrictions on travel or residence.

SECURITY Insurance Company,


JANUARY 1st, 1869. Capital...

$1,000,000 00 Surplus...

706 61191 Total Assets

$1,706,611 91 Liabilities, $119,231 03



Fire and Inland Insurance at Lowest Rates.





This journal supports creditably the critical ability of New York, and often contains papers that would make a sensation if they appeared in some medium of longer traditional reputation. -New York Daily Times.

Il (the Editor] a mérité l'estime de nos savans par d'importans travaux comme critique sur a haute education, aussi bien que la littérature.- Independance Belge, Brussels.

It is at once the most learned, most brilliant and most attractive of all their (the American) periodicals.-London Spectator.

Its articles are of the first order for vigor, comprehensiveness and ability. Its criticisms are keen, good tempered, and fearless. Literary charlatanism gets no mercy.--National Intelligencer.

La clarté, l'ordre, la précision du style ; ce que les Anglais appellant humour et, parfois 'ironie, sont les qualités que distinguent le National Quarterly Revieve, au-dessus de tout autreournal littéraire Americaine.-Le Pays, Paris.

aussi Habile ecrivain que savant et inflexible critique.--Paris Journal des Debats.

While perusing its pages, we have been often struck with the sterling qualities of this periodical, which is an honor to our literature and a monument to our national reputation. The view is from the Protestant stand-point, and yet it is, in almost every particular, just and true, though entirely different from that usually taken by Protestant writers Baltimore Catholic Mirror.

We have been much interested in witnessing the steady advance of this periodical. It com bines great learning with vigor of style and fearless utterance.- Boston Journal.

This Review certainly stands now at the head of American critical literature, and is so esteemed in Europe. It has fearlessly exposed charlatanism and quackery-whether in scienco literature, insurance companies, phrenology, or medicine.--Philadelphia Press.

Ii certainly exhibits high culture and marked ability.-London Saturday Review.

Dr. Sears is one of the very best and ablest Quarterly editors in the world, and no scholar would desire to see a single leaf of his well-won laurels disturbed.- New Yorker.

We relish the incisive discussions which are a prominent feature in the Quarterly, of the " sensation novels," and the very dirty accompanying phases of publishers' and critics' operations, and its energetic exposure of sundry impudent translations of French novels. The critical department is unusually full and careful, especially upon educational books.

.. Its critical estimates of moral and literary merits and demerits aro honest, clear, and almost always trustworthy.—New York Independent.

More than a year ago we ranked it with the best of our own Quarterlies, and it certainly has not lagged since in ability or vigor.-London Daily News.

It is not often that we have a number of a Quarterly so thoroughly readable and so genuinely true as this. There is not in it an article which fails to captivate the reader, and there are some for which, in these days of cant sensationalism and nonsense, we cannot be too thanksul. Thoso upon " International Courtesiez" and the "President's Vew” commend themsclves to every thinker as just, and every patriot as necded by the times and people.- Providence Daily Post.

It is creditable to our transatlantic friends to sustain a journal which, like the National Quarterly Review, possesses the courage to unmask false pretensions, and both the ability and disposition to improve the public taste.- Edinburgh Scotsman.

The review of “Our Quack Dociors and their Performances" is a cleverly-writ'en and scathing expose of the tricks by which medical imposters contrive to gull weak-minded and nervous people out of their money.-- New York Herald.

Pour bien apprecier cet écrivain il faut le comparer à ses déranciers dans la littérature critique Américainc et l'on verra quel ras immense qu'il fit faire.-La Presse, Paris.

We have seldom seen in any of the great Quarterlies euch a variety of ably written papers Providence Journal.

This Review stands unrivalled in America for all that constitutes literary excellence. On no other work can we rely for a sound and impartial criticism on the leading works of the day.Canadian Post.

This work is well conducted, ably written, and more than all, interestingly useful. Every good citizen should desire to sustain it, for its healthful, moral spirit.-Philadelphia Inquirer.

The most animated and vigorous of all our Quarterlies, and will sustain a comparison with the best European publications of its class. The editor is a man of independent mind, who takes his position boldly, and maintains it with skill and courage, that seems sometimes to border on ashness and hardihood ; but this makes his Review worth reading. - Boston Traveller.

Every one of these articles is brilliantly written. The editor, Dr. Sears, is an Irish Protestant. llis Review prores intellect as fine as can be found, and candor as unrestricted, by preju diced limits, as the Catholic Church itself can require. Certainly the Catholics, particularly the Irish Catholics, of this country, should well support a publication which is thus distinguished, Philadelphia Catholic Universe.




137. The following list includes only those whose contributions have attracted particular attention: Contributors.

Titles of Articles. ADLER, G. J., A. M.,* New York.. William Von Humboldt as a Comparative Philologist. BOYLE, HON. DR. LAWRENCE, New York.. .The Canadas, their Position and Destiny. BURTON, E. L., M. D., LL. D., New York,

Quackery and the Quacked. BRISTOW, DR. HENRY G., St. Louis, Mo..

.Yellow Fever, &c. CHEEVER, HENRY R., Boston, Mass...

. Modern Italian Literature. DANA, ALEX. H., New York..

..Philosophy of Population; Popular Illusions. DENNISON, PROF. HENRY, Glasgow, Scotland.... The Works of Charles Dickens. GALBRAITH, REV. H. LE PER, Dublin, Ireland..

Mexican Antiquities. CHARLES G. GREENE, JR., Boston, Mass... The Turko-Greek Question; The Irish Church. HENZEL, PROF. CARL B., Philadelphia.

Wills and Will Making. HILL, CLEMENT HUGH, Boston, Mass.

William Pitt and his Times.

* The academic degrees are given only of those whom the editor happens to know to possess such honors.


Our National Defences. HUDSON, JOSEPH DANA, Portland, Maine..

.Vico's Philosophy of History. HOWARD, EDWARD D., M. D., New York, Availability of Politicians vs. Statesmen. LIEBER, PROF. JAMES T.,-Louisville, Ky. ...... New Theories, &c., in Natural History. LLOYD, PROF. MAX G., Boston, Mass.... .The Poems of Elizabeth Barrett Browning. MACKENZIE, DR. R. SHELTON, Philadelphia.

..Lord Palmerston; The Ruling Class in England; The Man with the Iron Mask; Irish Law and Lawyers; Sydney

Smith and his Associates; Illustrated Satirical Literature. MILLS, REV. HENRY, LL. D., London, England....... The Saracenic Civilization in Spain. McLENAHAN, JOHN, New York ... ........ A Glance at the Turkish Empire; Hungary,

Past and Present; Berkeley, his Life and Writings: The Union not a League, &c. MEZZROCCHI, E. C., M. D., Boston, Mass...

Count de Cavour. MORSE, JOHN T., Boston, Mass............ The Conspiracy of Catiline; Graham of Claver

house, and the Covenanters; Wallenstein, MUNSEN, REV. WILLIAM T., Portland, Maine...... Education, &c., of Christian Ministry. NILAN, Rev. Dr., Port Jervis, N. Y.....

...... Present Aspect of Christianity. PERHAULT, PROF. EUGENE, Berlin, Prussia

.....Danish and Swedish Poetry. PRENDERGAST, THOMAS D., LL. D., London, England........... Italy, Past and Present. REED, JOS. J., Philadelphia.... .The Parsees; Successive Conquests and Rices of Ancien

Mexico; Celtic Music; King Arthur and the Round Table Knights. RYAN, PROF. D. J., St. Mary's College, Ky....

........ Sir Thomas More and his Times; Sacred Poetry of the Middle Ages. SEARS, E. I., LL. D.... Dante; Torquato Tass0; Camoens and his Translators; James Feni

more Cooper; The Nineteenth Century; The Modern French Drama; Persian Poetry; Modern Criticism; Ancient Civilization of the Hindoos; French Romances and American Morals; The Greek Comic Drama-Aristophanes; The Men and Women of Homer; Influence of Music-The Opera; The Poetical Literature of Spain; Vindication of the Celts; Christopher Martin Wieland; Bombastic Literature; Female Education, Good, Bad, and Indifferent; The Chinese Language and Literature; The Comedies of Molière; The Works and Influence of Goëthe; The Laws and Ethics of War; Lucretius on the Nature of Things; The Arts and Sciences among the Ancient Egyptians; The Quackery of Insurance Companies; Arabic Language and Literature; Spuriousness and Charlatanism of Phrenology; The Insane and Their Treatment Past and present; La Place and his Discoveries The Mexicans and their Revolutions; The Brazilian Empire; Klopstock as a Lyric and Epic Poet; Our Quack Doctors and their Performances; Kepler and his Discoveries; Chemistry-Its History, Progress, and Utility; Do the Lower Animals Reason ? Spinoza and his Philosophy; Commencements of Colleges, &c.; Pythagoras and his Philosophy; Leibnitz as a Philosopher and Discoverer; Our Presidents and Governors Compared to Kings and Petty Princes; Italian Poetry-Ariosto; Machiavelli and his Maxims of Government; The Celtic Druids; Galileo and his Discoveries; Socrates and his Philosophy; Authenticity of Ossian's Poems; Heine and his Works; Napoleon III's Julius Cæsar; Newton and his Discoveries; Alfieri; Robert Boyle and his Influence; The Ancient Phænicians; Virgil and his New Translator; The Jews and their Persecutions; Dante and his New Translator; Greek Comedy-Menander; Martin Luther and the Old Church, Epicurus and his Philosophy; The Venetian Republic and its Council of Ten; Nicholas Copernicus; Infernal Divinities Ancient and Modern; Orangeism in Ireland; Diogenes

the Cynic; Vindication of Euripides, &c., &c. STUART, PROF. JAMES C., Aberdeen, Scotland, The Sciences among Ancients and Moderns. VOSBURG, J. H., New York. ...... The Sorrows of Burns; Beranger and his Songs; Rosseau

and his Influence. WOODRUFF, Prof. J. B., Nashville, Tenn...

The Civilizing Forces. WENTWORTH, REV. E. L., Toronto, Canada.

The Works of Miss Evang.





Established 18CO.

EDWARD I. SEARS, LL.D., Elitor, Proprietor and Founder.

The liberal patronage extended to us, even during the gloomiest period of the late rebellion' and which has been steadily increasing since the restoration of peace, affords us the most grati. fying proof that, in subjecting to searless and searching criticism whatever has a tendency to vitiate the public taste, and exposing charlatanism of all kinds, we enjoy the approbation of the educated and enlightened in all parts of the country.

Nor have we to rely on mere inference. Were we to avail ourselves of private letters emphatically commending our course, we could fill an octavo volume with the briefest extracts from those of distinguished men and women, including authors, artists, lawyers, distinguished church dignitaries of different denominations, chancellors and professors of colleges, principals of academies, seminaries and schools. We assure all who have thus encouraged us that we wil exert ourselves more and more in the future to merit their confidence and esteem.

While it affords none more pleasure to do justice to the merits of good books, we shall continue to criticise those of the opposite character. A notice in a paper, which must necessarily be brief, may be more appreciative than the character of the work noticed deserves, and yet rot imply any dishonesty or bad faith on the part of the editor ; but if a Quarterly does not make some attempt to separate the wheat from the chaff, but praises every book it notices, it is simply a puffing machine and not a Review. We do not make this remark with the view of depreciat. ing any other journal, or finding fault with the manner in which it is conducted, but simply to show that, if our criticisms sometimes seem harsh, it is not because we are actuated by personal feeling against any onc. In proof of this our readers will bear us testimony that under no cir. cumstances have we crer male any attack on private character ; that if we havo denounced men of all grades, parties ani sects, we have, in erory instance, confined ourselves to their public acts ; vor shall we do anything different in the future,

All subjects of public interest will continue to be fully and fearlessly discussed in the REVIEW, but without impugning anybody's religious creed. As long as we have control of its pages, we shall oppose bigotry and intolerance, whether Protestant or Catholic. Talent and culture wil always be welcome to its pages, and, as much as possible, encouraged.

Education in every form, including Art and Science, will receive prominent and frieadly attention; and whatever seems calculated to retard or vitiate it, whether under the name of a lext-book, a painting, a seminary, a gallery, or a college, will be subject to fearless, but fair and temperate, criticism.

While aiming at being cosmopolitan-doing justice as far as possible to what every nationality has contributed to civilization and human progress-the Natioxal Review is decidedly American in feeling and sympathics, and unalterably attached to our free institutions. But far from being the organ of any party or sect-while disclaiming to be either partisan or sectarianwe shall continue to treat the individuals of all parties or sects, according as their public conduct may seem to us to merit. In short, no pains or expense will be spared to render the work worthy of the character assigned to it by the loading organs of public opinion at home and abroad-gamely, “ The best of American Reviews."

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