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around the relation of what would other. Marmaduke Wyvil ; or the Maid's Revenge, wise have been a mere narrative of ordi an Historical Romance. By HENRY nary adventures and common-place travel. WILLIAM HERBERT, author of “ The His ready sagacity in selecting whatever Brothers," “ Cromwell,” &c. &c. New was original and striking, and his graphic York: J. Winchester, New World and humorous powers of description, kin Press. 1843. 8vo, pp. 218. dled a vivid curiosity in the public mind as to everything connected with the pres Mr. Herbert, in his own proper field, ent condition of the Oriental nations. that of the romance of by-gone days,-is Mr. Stephens's books, however, were only one of the most vigorous and beautiful designed to be superficial and popular. writers we now have; and were it not It was left for the eminent biblical scho- that the public laste is now pretty well lar, and profound linguist and theologian, satiated with this class of novels, we have Dr. Robinson, to throw the light of a vast no doubt that he could readily command a erudition over the obscure monuments of popularity little inferior to that of James. an ancient civilisation that lie half-buried Indeed, “ Marmaduke Wyvil” will comin the desert. His researches omitted no- pare advantageously with any that the thing that the student could desire, and latter has ever written.' It is a Cavalier contributed no less to the literary fame of and Puritan story, the scene being partly America than to the reputation for learn- laid in France, and in addition to the pri. ing of the accomplished author. Yet there vate dramatis persona of the plot, many was a sphere of observation in the East, historical characters are introduced and which neither the works of Mr. Stephens treated with fine spirit and graphic skill. nor of Dr. Robinson have reached, and which seems to have been very seasonably hit upon, by the writer of the entertaining The Poetry of Life. By Mrs. Ellis, auand instructive pages before us. He has
thor of “ Wives of England,” &c. less liveliness and fancy than Mr. Ste Author's edition, complete in one voiphens, but is seemingly more minute and
ume. New York; J. & H. G. Langley, exact in his details; he presents fewer
57 Chatham-street, 1843. 8vo. pp. 184. philological and antiquarian pretensions than Dr. Robinson, but is more familiar,
Popular as have been all her subseand better adapted to the every-day quent writings, Mrs. Ellis has written reader.
nothing better than this the first producDr. Olin quitted this country in 1839, tion which, as Miss Stickney, laid the in the pursuit of health. It was not at foundation of her literary reputation. It first his intention to prepare a book of was the first cream of her mind, before travels, but the materials soon uncon
she had regularly taken to book-making sciously collected in the form of a diary, as a branch of manufacturing industry, finally suggested the idea of publication and is truly a charming production. It What he has given us, therefore, is pretty was originally published, we believe, in much as it was written down on the spot 1825, and has long been out of print, so to which it relates. There is consequently that it comes before the public, if not with a freshness and life about the narrative all the freshness of novelly, yet quite which are highly pleasing. We cannot
" as good as new." Issued in the say that he has furnished us much new
neat and cheap form in which the Lang. information, but he has certainly given leys are publishing the whole series of vividness and strength to many old im- her works, it will doubtless have a circupressions. The great value of his book, lation unsurpassed by any of the enormous as a book of travels, is that he writes like editions of her other writings which we a man of truth. It is impossible for the understand they have recently sold. reader to get any other impression than that of the perfect truthfulness of the narrator. We feel—what is so important Scenes in Indian Life : a series of original with travellers, but what they are pro
designs portraying events in the life of an verbial for neglecting—that every state
Indian Chief. Drawn and etched on ment may be relied upon with the utmost
stone, by FELIX 0. C. DARLEY. To confidence.
which is added, in illustration, the We could wish that we had room for a
Death of the War Eagle; a Tale, with few extracts, and can do no better in the
Philadelphia : pubabsence of these, than to refer our readers
lished by J. R. Colman, No. 2031 to the work itself. It is well worth a
This is a publication of a novel but very interesting character. It is in quarto form, and is founded on the model of
Retzsch's well-known Illustrations. The Facts and Arguments on the Transmission plates are in the same style of outline of Intellectual and Moral Qualities from etching, and are in general both designed Parents to Offspring. New York: Wi. and exccuted with admirable spirit. The ley & Putnam. 1848. 12mo. pp. 191. hunting the Bison, and the scene of the finding the dead body of the Chief, are not The author of this little volume-a indeed unworthy of Retzsch's own pencil; lady, by the way-has for many years deand, had they been issued to the world voted a particular attention to the subject under his name, would have been received indicated by its title ; under the conviction as well sustaining its great reputation. that there is no mode in which sie could The accompanying tale is of course only better perform her part of the universal intended as the string for the pearls. Pre- duty of doing some good to our kind and ferring to read the story in the more vivid age, than by awakening the attention of version contained on the face of the plates parents to the important truths which she themselves, we have not d ne more than here discusses, with certainly a most bestow a cursory glance on its Notes, scientific plainness. Insisting very justly which appear to embody much instructive that the formation of the character and information about Indian life and manners. probable destiny of the child begins long Altogether the work richly deserves a before its own appearance to the light, general patronage. It is to be completed she urges with much force the responsi. in five parts, with three plates in each, for bilities thus peculiarly incident to the the very low price of a dollar—the price sacred and beautiful relation of the of the single number being twenty-five mother. Though she advances nothing cents. It can be procured from most of novel on the subject, she has collected a the booksellers and periodical agents. great number of the cases known to his
tory, of the evident influence of remarkable mothers in impressing on their offspring the stamp of intellectual greatness or moral excellence.
The story by Hawthorne in our present Number originally appeared in an annual some thirteen or fourteen years ago. Being published anonymously, and indeed before the name of the author had risen to distinction, it of course shared the fate of the “annual” Jiterature, perishing like the snows of the same year and season. As it was not included in his subsequent collection, in those exquisite volumes of “ Twice-Told Tales," though fully worthy of a p ace there, it has been thus resuscitated, with the author's permission, as being in truth not less new and original, as one of his acknowledged writings, than is now for the first time stamped in print. Disappointed in receiving our usual contribution from the same diamond-tipped pen, we were unwilling to deprive our readers of their wonted pleasure of seeing his name in our table of contents.
teria Medica. The American edition
has been endorsed by the most flattering The literary on dits of the month are, as opinions of the leading members of the
usual at this period, few and unimport Faculty in this city as well as elseant; the several publishing houses have where. Our worthy publishers have indeed some works now ready, but also issued the first Number of their their publication is deferred. Charles “ New York Journal of Medicine and the Wells has in press a beautiful Annual Collatcral Sciences." The judicious for 1814, with sixteen fine steel engrav
and skilful Editor (Dr. Forry) has preings, it is called " The Winter Green, a sented his professional brethren with an Perencial Gift for 1844,” edited by able and most acceptable work; and John Keese. It will be a beautiful were we to venture an opinion from the melange of Prose and Poetry, and will specimen before us, we should bespeak embrace the names of our most distin for this Journal a high rank among guished writers.
works of its class. “ Froissart's Chronicles,' to be completed Lea & Blanchard will issue, in the course
in eight numbers, have just been com of the present month, a new romance menced in an elegant style, with en by Cooper, to be styled “ Wyandotte, gravings, at the New World office. No or the Hutted Knoll,” also the poems recommendation is needed for a work of of Samuel Rogers, with the splendid such standard merit.
English embellishments. The « AttaThe cheap publication mania has reached ché,” by Sam Slick. The works of Sir
“down east," and the Boston publish Astley Cooper, with plates, and several ers are going into the business at once. new medical works,of which we have not The adınirable translation of “ La Fon space to speak in our present number. taine's Fables,” translated from the Tower's beautiful “ Memoir of the Croton French by Elizur Wright, jr., has just Aqueduct” is selling well. We do not been issued by Messrs. Tappan & Den see how it can fail of success, it is so net, in beautiful style, for 50 cents, in beautifully embellished. The indefati2 vols. 18mo., with 50 cuts by Hartwell, gable author has expended a large from the original designs by Grandville. amount of money and labor on this Sixth edition. “ Rockwell's Foreign production, and it will remain a monuTravel and Life at Sea." A new edi ment of his skill and enterprise for tion of “ Fowle's Dialogues and Dis many a distant day. cussions for Schools and Academies," The Appletons are preparing a second which has become one of the most series of their “ Miniature Library;" popular school books of the day. Also, also, a new volume of “ The Rose," for “Universalism Examined, Renounced 1844. Dr. Pusey's celebrated Sermon, and Exposed," by Matthew Hale Smith, which caused his suspension from the is having an unprecedented sale. The priestly office, is published by this firm. fifth edition is just out.
It occupied twenty-one dense columns Dr. Sweetser's very ingenious and inter of the London Times.
esting work on the reciprocal influence The Harpers will shortly publish the first of the intellect and passions, entitled number of their “ Illustrated Bible;" a “ Mental Hygiene,” is attracting very new volume of Albert Barnes's “ Notes general attention in the scientific world; on Hebrews;" Dr. Bangs's “Life of and we hope the reading public at large Arminius;" Prescott's “Conquest of will not be indifferent to the value of so Mexico," 3 vols., 8vo., and Choules's admirable an elucidation of a subtle and edition of Neale's “ History of the Puimportant subject. (Langleys, publish ritans," &c. ers). The same firm have recently Carey & Hart announce the following :published a fine edition of Dr. Thom “ Chemical Science, with its numerous son's “ Conspectus of the Pharmaco and important applications to Medical paias.” This celebrated and valuable Science, Agriculture, the Arts, and Manual for the Physician and Student, Manufactures.” By James C. Booth. incorporates an immense amount of To be completed in twenty numbers, at new and important matter, comprising twenty-five cents each.-" The Gift, the New Remedies of Pereira and all for 1844,” with superb engravings from otber recent accredited writers in Ma original paintings, by Sully, Inman,
Huntingdon, Cheney, Mount, and Page. “ The Literary Souvenir," beautifully illustrated with plates, from pictures by Sully, Chalon, &c., splendidly bound in Turkey morocco.—“The Complete Poctical Works of Thomas Moore, Esq.," in one pocket volume, with beautifully engraved portrait and title. “ The French and English, and English and French Dictionary, on the basis of Flemming and Tibbin," in one volume, royal 8vo., of upwards of twelve hun
dred pages. Our publishers (the Langleys) announce
for early publication the following medical works; “ Clark on Diseases of Females," with additions and notes by Dr. Delafield. “ Valpeau's New Elements of Operative Surgery," accompanied with an Atlas, in 4to, of 22 plates. This new translation will include copious notes by Dr. Mott, and will be accompanied with nearly 200 wood cuts intercalated with the text. A new work by F. C. Stewart, M.D., on the “ Hospitals and Surgeons of Paris.” Also “ Observations on Obstetric Auscultation,” by Dr. E. Kennedy, M.D. Dr. Copland's “ Dictionary of Practical Medicine,” in monthly parts, and Dr. Pereira's new work on “ Food and Diet,” edited by Dr. Lee, which last, however, is now ready.
his son, who has already entered the lists of authorship with surprising success—his popular “ Hun:l-books for Tourists” to all parts of Europe, par exemple. Among the new books just ready, we notice the following: “Change for American Notes”—quære, is not the writer Geo. P. Putnam, the bookseller ? Mrs. Ellis has still another new book in preparation—“ The Mothers of England”—by the way, we observe the London publishers are issuing an illustrated edition of her popular works in numbers. A new work by the author of Sam Slick is announced by Bentley, entitled “The Atlaché." The Sidney Correspondence is to be completed by the iwo new volumes. Also Memoirs of George Selwyn and his Contemporaries, in 2 vols., are nearly ready. “ Circassian Chief," a romance of Russia, and “ The Busy Body," a novel. “Hampton Court," by Lloyd, and “ Windsor Castle,” with plates, by Ainsworth, which is now completed, are the principal new works of fiction. Inrd Brougham's 2d vol, of “ Political Hailosophy,” is out; also “A Steam Voyage on the Moselle,” and “ Rhine," by Quin; and, moreover, we notice a favorable reception given to Herbert's novel, “ Marmaduke Wyvil,” which presents a singular set-off to the rumors this side the water, that it is a work abundantly plagiaristic! Lady Blessington's new novel is to be called “Meredith,” and is said to be just ready; also“ Personal Observations on Sindh," the Marquis de Custine's new work on Russia, and a translation from the Icelandic of Snorro Sturleson, by Laing, entitled “ The Chronicles of the Kings
of Norway,” &c. COPYRIGHT.-A deputation of booksel
lers and literary men waited on M. Guizot recently, respecting the adoption of some plan for ihe suppression of piracy ; they recommend the recognizing of a copyright in France of all works published by foreigners in their respective countries.
The first item of news that reaches us
from the literary emporium of the old world is, the unwelcome announcement of the demise of that prince of publishers, John Murray. His distinguished career would supply materials for a biography that could not fail to prove interesting. He was possessed of great critical acumen, combined with an almost prodigal liberality to authors, which secured him the friendship of the greatest men of the age. His establishment will be continued under the auspices of