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as the profoundest thinker, and one of the ablest Isaac Taylor's Wesley and Methodism, which is
writers of America, “the metaphysician of the New regarded as among the greatest works of this in-
World,' as Dugald Stewart called him. His name comparable thinker, has been reproduced by the
stands high both in the literary and the theological HARPERS.
world. His treatises on the Freedom of the Will,' The Women of Christianity exemplary for aets of
and On the Affections,' will ever remain standard Piety and Charity, by Julia Kavanagh, has been
works in metaphysical and ethical philosophy. He reprinted in elegant form by D. APPLETON & Co. It
was not less distinguished as a faithful and pious is a work of rare erudition, as well as sound judg.
Christian minister. His pulpit discourses, while ment and excellent spirit. It supplies a much
pastor of a church at Northampton, were always needed contribution to a branch of ecclesiastical
carefully prepared, and all his manuscripts have history but little cultivated.
been preserved. He appears to have been a most
voluminous writer, probably more so than any favorably by the British journals, and one of the

The delightful work of Miss Mitford, noticed so
John Owen amount to nearly thirty volumes octavo. most agreeable books of the season, has been re.
Baxter's works, if collected, would, it is said, extend

published by the Messrs. HARPER. Those who have to some sixty. volumes, or from thirty to forty with this most genial and agreeable author, will

sauntered in delighted mood through “Our Village,”
thousand closely-printed octavo pages. The editor
of this work of Edwards says that he has in his know what to expect in this series of gossipy critical
possession manuscripts as numerous as those of Bax-

and personal sketches.
ter. These manuscripts have been kept together
since the President's death, about a century ago,

and have now been committed to the present edi-

– The following statistics of the productions of tor, as sole permanent trustee, by the surviving the Freneh Printing Houses during the last ten grandchildren of the author. The discourses now years are interesting. There have been 7,350 published were prepared for the pulpit in 1738. works, in living and dead languages, published They consist of a series of practical sermons on

during 1851 ; and during the last ten years Charity and its Fruits, or Christian Love as mani-64,568, making an average per year of 6,436 fested in the Heart and Life, being lectures on the works. The same presses printed in 1851, 485 13th chapter of St. Paul's First Epistle to the Co musical works, and in the ten years, 3,386, or an rinthians. They are marked by all the depth of annual average of 333. There have also been pubthought and acuteness of analysis for which Jonathan lished 1,014 engravings and lithographs, and during Edwards as a metaphysician was remarkable, while the ten years, 13,085, or an average of 1,308. 133 they also display a fullness of scriptural truth, and maps and typograhical plans have also been pub. an aptness of practical application, which give a lished during the year; during the ten years, 1,005, high idea of the author as a faithful and useful or a mean of 100 a year. Thus it appears that Christian pastor. The grand bulk of published ser- nearly in every department of presswork, the year mons in the present day are so weak and unsub- 1861 is in advance of the average of the last ten stantial, that we hail such a contribution as this to years. The grand total of works published in theological literature, intellectually solid and mas- France during these ten years, engravings, musical sive, and at the same time addressed to the heart works, maps, and plans, iš 81,994. with the simplieity and earnestness of scriptural – The Duke of Wellington's reply to Mr. Husexposition."

kisson, "There is no mistake,” has become familiar Mr. REDFIELD, of this city, has reprinted in an in the mouths of both those who remember the poelegant form Prof. Aytoun's celebrated work, Lays litical circumstances that gave rise to it, and those of the Scottish Cavaliers, the brilliancy and spirit who have received it traditionally, without inquiring of which have elicited praise from quarters not at all into the origin of it. This was not the first occapleased with the political tone of the work. Its sion on which the Duke used those celebrated fervor and animated verse, not less than its tenderness words. The Duke, (tben Earl of Wellington) in a and pathos, are remarkable among the poetic effu- private letter to Lord Bathurst, dated Flores de sions of the day, and have placed the young author Avila, 24th July, 1812, writes in the following easy in the very front rank of ballad-writers. We are style: "I hope that you will be pleased with our very glad to obtain in so elegant a form this valuable battle, of which the dispatch contains as accurate work.

an account as I can give you. There is no mistake, Layard's abridged history of the excavations at everything went on as it ought; and there never Nineveh, a work of great interest, has been hand was an army so beaten in so short a time.” somely reprinted by Messrs. HARPER & BROTHERS.

– Letters from Stockholm announce the death, Kitto's History of Palestine has been republished at seventy-two years of age, of Baron d'Olinson, the in a fine 12mo, plentifully illustrated, by Gould & learned Orientalist, an Honorary Member of the LINCOLN, of Boston.

Royal Academy of Sciences and Honorary PresiKitto's continuation of the admirable Daily Scrip-dent of the Royal Society of Belles Lettres in that ture Illustrations, beginning a new series, has been capital. The works by which M. d'Olinson was reprinted by Messrs. CARTER & BROTHERS. The new best known are, that “On the Tribes of the Caucaseries is to embrace the poetical and prophetical sus,” which he published at Paris, and in the French works of the Old Testament, the history of Christ tongue, in 1828, under the pseudonym of Abdul and the Epistles of the New. They are among the Cassim;—and his “ History of Mongolia from Jenbest works of their class.

ghis Khan to Timour," written also in French, and Narratives of Sorcery and Magic, from authentic published at the Hague in 1885. sources—a work of great interest and of historical - Frederic Ricci, the composer, lately died in value--by Thomas Wright, has been republished by the prime of life and talent. Ricci was the author REDFIELD.

of many operas, more successful in Italy than elsewhere, but whose names are well known to the - A monument has been erected in the churchmusical public everywhere. The Prigioni d'Edim-yard of South Leith church, Scotland, to the memory burgo is the most famous of his operas, among of Robert Gilfillan. The pillar bears a profile of which Rolla, Estella, and Griselda are not un- the poet, with national and masonic ornaments, be known.


having been at his death grand bard of the Scottish – The Literary Gazette thus notices the arrival 4th July, 1798 ; of his death, 4th Dec., 1850; and

lodges. The inscription bears the date of his birth, and mission of our countrymen, Dr. Robinson :

that the monument is erected in testimony of his “Professor Robinson is now at Berlin, and expects worth as a man, and his genius as a writer of Scotto be at Beyrout on the 1st of March. He intends tish song." to occupy most of his time in visiting the more remote distriets of the country, and those villages off - Lord Mahon, the Historian of Condé and of the usual routes, which are least known to travellers. England, will assist in the Editorship of the Peel Towards the completion of the topography and geo. papers. It is said, on good authority, that the Duke graphy of Palestine, we may expect many new facts of Wellington has confided his papers to the same to be thus obtained. One of the American mission hand. aries in Syria, the Rev. Eli Smith, and Mr. William Dickson, of Edinburgh, are to join Professor Robin

THE WESTMINSTER REVIEW.-Our present oum. son at Beyrout, and accompany him in the journey. ber contains an article from the January number of The identification of the site of the Holy Sepulchre, the Westminster Review on American Literature, about which there has been much dispute lately, is which, having been copyrighted by its author, we are one object to which special attention will be given. enabled to copy by permission of the publisher in Dr. Robinson was in London, op his route to the con

London. Its friendly and candid tone, as well as tinent, and attended the meetings of the Geograph, the intimate knowledge of the literary men and laical and other societies. We wish that the learned bors of this country it displays, will strike our readers Professor could ascertain the genuineness of the Si. as a pleasant novelty in English journalism, and as paitic inscriptions, of which, in reviewing Forster's One Primeval Language,' we gave an account. | influential Review under its new auspices. It may

an agreeable presage of the leaning of this highly Dr. Robinson has expressed great doubts on the sub

not be known that with the Japuary number, this ject, but if at all practicable during his journey, he work went into new hands—the proprietorship vestwould do good service both to science and religioning in Mr. John Chapman, long known as an extenby either verifying or disproving the conjectures sive importer and republisher of American works, raised by the hitherto imperfect examination of these and a man of letters as well as of business; and the remains."

editorial care being intrusted to the competent - It is stated in the last English journals that hands of John Stuart Mill, the celebrated writer on the Emperor of Russia is not opposed to Lient. Logic, and for many years one of the principal conPim's proposed overland expedition in search of Sir tributors to the pages of this Review. With the John Franklin, upon any grounds of political feel brilliant and fearless staff of writers which the editor ing toward Great Britain. Lieut. Pim has had an

relies upon, and the liberal views and purposes of audience of the Czar, who desired him to reduce his the present publisher, there is reason to expect some proposition to writing. There is no difficulty about decided advance in the literary ability and influence the transit across Siberia, but it is thought imprac of the Westminster, and perhaps the opening of a ticable to penetrate the countries of the Tchutski has become a great social and political power, and

new era in the annals of journalism. The Review and Esquimaux.

none appreciate more truly, or know how to wield – The Parisian painter Chavenard has already more successfully, the influence which the emanacompleted twenty of the fifty great pictures, illus- tions of genius and learning gathered in the Review trative of the progress and development of the exert, than those who have now the charge of the race, which he was commissioned by Ledru Rollin, Westminster. That a genial tone is to be observed when Secretary of the Interior, to paint for the ou subjects relating to America, is evident; and Pantheon. They are fifteen by eleven feet, and are that an enlargement of scope and purpose is also highly praised.

to be aimed at, is not less so. We expect to derive – Mr. Eliot Warburton, prior to the loss of the much benefit from its pages in future numbers of Amazon, published a new novel called “Darien ; or, desiring more of its contents than it will

be practi:

our magazine, and feel assured that those who, the Merchant Prince,” in which are related the incidents connected with two shipwrecks, and also the cable for us to extract, shall subscribe for it, will awful occurrence of a ship on fire.

find it a suggestive and attractive work, finely ac

cordant with the best spirit of the age, and replete - Among the Louis Philippe tapestries are seve with the highest results of scientific and literary ral executed from Cartoons of Rubens, with hunts culture. in the great Flemish forests, several subjects from The January number of this Review has not yet Watteau, and five pieces of the time of Louis appeared in America ; the publication of two copyXIII, representing the months of the year by small right articles in its pages having prevented Messrs. figures.

Scott & Co. from issuing it, unless in a mutilated .--- Macaulay's third and fourth volumes of English form. Friendly negotiations, we understand, are History are delayed, it is stated, in consequence of

now pending between those gentlemen and Mr. new information he has recently obtained in rela- | Jay, of this city, the legal counsel of Mr. Chapman, tion to King William the Third, who is the hero of which will result either in the issue by Mr. Chapthe narrative.

man of an English edition for the States, or an ar

rangement with Messrs. Scott for the continuance of - Robert Burns, grandson of the poet, was re- their reprints, on terms beneficial to both parties, cently murdered by pirates, on the coast of Borneo. I and simultaneously with the London copy.

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shall never have done, it would appear, with literature.

That we do not exaggerate this view of the * The Works of John Milton. A New Edition.

case, ought to be evident from the fact that, London, Pickering, 1851.

in the present paper, we deliberately perpeVOL. XXV. NO. IV.


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