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But while we remember this and pay it the due tribute of our admiring gratitude, we should recollect that to the refined and sensitive there are pains more sharp than any of the body. The Lancashire operatives had at least each other's sympathy, but a professor in the great Conservative University of the old world, who was resolute that his public action should coincide with his private profession, must consent to forego that social sympathy of cultivated men, which alone can satisfy the keenest appetite of the soul. Only a brave man, and a man conscientiously brave, could do what Mr. Goldwin Smith did. Such a man is the compatriot of the high-minded everywhere, whether they agree with him or not, and America has educated us to little purpose if we have not learned that moral courage does not lose its quality by coming over the water, that it is good in itself, and perhaps wholesomer for us, when it crosses than when it sides with our self-lore.
A letter, presumably not intended for publication, written at a time when the maudlin loquacity of our ambassador had revived all the subsiding irritation of the country, when the rejection of the treaty and Mr. Sumner's speech had made even the most sober-minded Americans doubtful of the future, when it seemed to most as if the slow-match were lighted and it was only a question of time how soon its fire would reach the long-gathered magazine of war, - this letter, in which Mr. Smith expressed fears that a fortnight might as easily hare justified as confuted, drew upon him something like contemptuous obloquy from the whole press of the country for which he had endured something like a social ostracism. It was not, then, the truth that we loved, but only so much of it as flattered ourselves ? It was not the champion of principle that we honored, but the advocate of our party? For our own part, we honor that man most highly who is willing to tell both sides what he thinks, who is so absorbed in whatever opinion he has deliberately espoused as to forget whatever relation it may have to his own interests. We did not think this particular letter of Mr. Smith's a judicious one to be published. As a private letter (and such we suppose it to have been), it was nothing blameworthy. But had it been ten times less judicious than it was, we are not of those who can forget years of self-sacrificing and courageous service for a single mistake.
Of Mr. Smith's speech we shall only say here that it seems to us & model of dispassionate discussion, where passion were so much cheaper than reason.
It was as an Englishman, and only as an Englishman, that he was able to help us in our need, but it was as an Englishman jealous of the honor of England. It is by precisely such an Englishman that we are glad to see the other side of our argument with Eng.
land stated in all its force. Mr. Smith is giving his unpaid service to education in this country, but he has not surrendered, with the other luxuries of Oxford, his love of truth and justice. Whether we agree with him or not, and we reserve a discussion of the Alabama question for another occasion, — we thank him for a manly and undistempered
a argument as plain as good business English can make it. During the war we could see only one side. The war over, it will be wise for us to recognize that there are sometimes two.
13. The Blameless Prince, and other Poems. By EDMUND CLAR
ENCE STEDMAN. Boston: Fields, Osgood, & Co. 1869. 12mo. Pp. viii., 192.
SEVERAL years ago, we commended Mr. Stedman's Alice of Monmouth to the friendly appreciation of our readers. His recent volume justifies the favorable augury we drew from its predecessor. It proves greater maturity and the care that comes of it. The leading poem shows both delicacy and depth of conception, but it is too long, and is disfigured here and there by that spotty intensity of color which it is the fashion nowadays to substitute for the fulness of tone of the elder masters. But it has beautiful and pathetic passages, and is altogether so gocd that we wish it were as good as the author could have made it. It has faults which are not proper to Mr. Stedman, who is capable of simplicity and directness. The narrative is too much swamped in reflection. Many of the smaller poems are full of graceful sentiment limpidly expressed. We do not know where fancy, or its application to the sweetening of work-day life, has been embodied with more refined cheerfulness than in “ Pan in Wall Street,” and the poems drawn from outward nature are, as they should be, landscapes infused with sentiment. Mr. Stedman has the skill to bring us into sympathy with his own feeling, - a feeling always pure and in the best sense homely. His volume is a real addition to our better literature. We were especially interested by the specimens of his translation of Theocritus. A good version of this truly charming and original poet is greatly wanted in English. Mr. Stedman we feel sure, would succeed in giving us the standard one. We should only caution him to make his hexameters as easy of scansion as possible by the unlearned ear. This verse in English must follow German, and not Grecian or even Roman, models.
LIST OF SOME RECENT PUBLICATIONS.
1. The Elements of Theoretical and Descriptive Astronomy, for the Use of Colleges and Academies. By Charles J. White, A. M., Assistant Professor of Astronomy and Navigation in the United States Naval Academy. Philadelphia : Claxton, Remsen, and Haffelfinger. 1869. 12mo. pp. 272.
2. The Villa on the Rhine. By Berthold Auerbach. Author's Edition. New York: Leypoldt and Holt. 1869. 2 vols. 12mo. pp. 990.
3. The first Six Books of Homer's Iliad ; with Explanatory Notes. By James R. Boise, Professor of Greek in the University of Chicago. Chicago: S. C. Griggs & Co. 1869. 12mo. pp. 235.
4. Our New Way Round the World. By Charles Carleton Coffin. Boston : Fields, Osgood, & Co. 1869. 12mo. pp. 524.
5. Elements of Latin Grammar, for Schools. By Albert Harkness, Ph. D., Professor in Brown University. New York: D. Appleton & Co. 1869. 12mo. pp. 156.
6. Problematic Characters. A Novel. By Friedrich Spielhagen. Nex York: Leypoldt and Holt. 1869. 12mo. pp. 507.
7. Studies in Philosophy and Theology. By Joseph Haven, D. D., Professor in Chicago Theological Seminary. Andover : Warren F. Draper. 1869. 12mo. pp. 502.
8. The Mississippi Valley; its Physical Geography. By J. W. Foster, LL. D. Illustrated by Maps and Sections. Chicago : S. C. Griggs & Co. 1869. 8vo. pp. 443.
9. Reminiscences of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. By Elise Polko. Translated from the German by Lady Wallace. New York: Leypoldt and Holt. 1869. 12mo. pp. 334.
10. Tommy Try, and what he did in Science. By Charles O. G. Napier (of Merchiston), F. G. S. New York: D. Appleton & Co. 1869. 12mo.
11. Italy, Florence, and Venice. From the French of H. Taine. By J. Durand. New York : Leypoldt and Holt. 1869. 8vo. pp. 385.
12. The Evidences of Christianity, with an Introduction on the Existence of God and the Immortality of the Soul. By Ebenezer Dodge, D. D., President of Madison University. Boston: Gould and Lincoln. 1869. 12mo.
13. Studies of General Science. By Antoinette Brown Blackwell. New York: G. P. Putnam and Son. 1869. 12mo. Pp. 356.
14. The Poetical Works of Charles G. Halpine (Miles O'Reilly). Edited by Robert B. Roosevelt. New York: Harper and Brothers. 1869. 12mo.
15. The Merchants and Bankers' Almanac for 1869. New York: Pub. lished at the Office of the Bankers' Magazine. 1869. 8vo. Pp. 234.
16. That Boy at Norcott's. By Charles Sever. Chicago : Western News Company. 1869. 8vo. pp. 73.
17. Adventures in the Wilderness; or Camp Life in the Adirondacks. By William H. H. Murray. Boston: Fields, Osgood, & Co. 1869. 12mo.
18. Fishing in American Waters. By Genio C. Scott. New York: Harper and Brothers. 1869. 12.o. pp. 484.
19. The History of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, from 1734 to 1800. By J. E. A. Smith. Boston : Lee and Shepard. 1869. 8vo. pp. 518.
20. The Ingham Papers; some Memorials of the Life of Captain Frederic Ingham, U. S. N. By Edward E. Hale. Boston: Fields, Osgood, & Co. 1869. 12mo. Pp. 266.
21. Travel and Adventure in the Territory of Alaska. By Frederick Whymper. New York: Harper and Brothers. 1869. 12mo.
22. Vulgarisms and other Errors of Speech, with a Review of Mr. G. Washington Moon's “ Dean's English,” and “ Bad English.” Philadelphia: Claxton, Remsen, and Haffelfinger. 1869. 12mo. pp. 244.
23. The Symbolism of Freemasonry. By Albert G. Mackey, M. D. New York: Clark and Maynard. 1869. 12mo. pp. 364.
24. Primeval Man. An Examination of some Recent Speculations. By the Duke of Argyle. New York: George Routledge and Sons. 1869. 12mo.
25. The Sermons of Henry Ward Beecher in Plymouth Church, Brooklyn. September, 1868 March, 1869. New York: J. B. Ford & Co. 1869. 8vo. Pp. 438.
26. On the Legend of Tristran ; its Origin in Myth, and its Development in Romance. By Edward Tyrrell Leith. Bombay: Education Society's Press. 1868. 8vo. pp. 35.
27. For Her Sake. By Frederic W. Robinson. New York : Harper and Brothers. 1869. 8vo. pp. 191.
28. The Old Testament History. From the Creation to the Return of the Jews from Captivity. Edited by William Smith, LL. D. New York: Harper and Brothers. 1869. 12mo. pp. 714.
29. History of the Legal Tender Paper Money issued during the Great Rebellion. Prepared by Hon. E. G. Spaulding, Chairman of the Sub-Committee of Way and Means at the Time the Act was passed. Buffalo: Express Printing Company. 1869. 8vo. pp. 253.
30. The Principles of Psychology. Part I. The Data of Psychology. By Herbert Spencer. New York: D. Appleton & Co. 1869. 8vo. pp. 142.
31. Abriss der Deutschen Literaturgeschichte. Von Dr. E. P. Evans. New York: Leypoldt and Holt. 1869. 12mo. pp. 235.
32. The Oneness of the Christian Church. By Rev. Dorus Clarke, D. D. Boston : Lee and Shepard. 1869. 12mo. pp. 105.
33. The Malay Archipelago. A Narrative of Travel, with Studies of Man and Nature. By Alfred Russel Wallace: New York: Harper and Brothers. 1869. 8vo. pp. 638.
34. Black Forest Village Stories. By Berthold Auerbach. Translated by Charles Goepp. New York: Leypoldt and Holt. 1869. 12mo. pp. 377.
35. The Recent Progress of Science, with an Examination of the Asserted Identity of the Mental Powers with Physical Forces. By Frederick A. P. Barnard, S. T. D., LL.D. New York: D. Appleton & Co. 1869. 8vo.
36. Moral Science; a Compendium of Ethics. By Alexander Bain, M. A. New York: D. Appleton & Co. 1869. 12mo. pp. 337.
37. Sermons. By Charles Wadsworth, Minister of Calvary Church, San Francisco. New York: A. Roman & Co. 1869. 12mo. pp. 367.
38. Foreign Missions: their Relations and Claims. By Rufus Anderson, D.D., LL. D. New York: Charles Scribner & Co. 1869. 12mo. pp. 373.
39. Walter Savage Landor. A Biography. By John Forster. In Eight Books. Boston: Fields, Osgood, & Co. 1869. 12mo. pp. 692.
40. History of European Morals from Augustus to Charlemagne. By William Edward Hartpole Lecky, M. A. New York: D. Appleton & Co. 1869. 2 vols. 8vo. pp. 498, 423.
41. The Brawnville Papers; being Memorials of the Brawnville Athletic Club. Edited by Moses Coit Tyler, Professor of English Literature in Michigan University. Boston: Fields, Osgood, & Co. 1869. 12mo. pp. 215.
42. The Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut, from August, 1689, to May, 1706. By Charles J. Hoadly, Librarian of the State Library, Ilartford : Press of Case, Lockwood, and Brainard. 1868. 8vo. pp. 574.