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O, weary hearts ! oh, slumbering eyes ! 0, drooping souls, whose destinies

Are fraught with fear and pain,

Ye shall be loved again! No one is so accurs'd by fate, No one so wholly desolate,

But some heart, though unknown,

Responds unto his own.
Responds-as if with unseen wings
An angel swept its quivering strings;

And whispers, in its song,
• Where hast thou staid so long?

FALL OF BABYLON.

BY LORENZO L. DA PONTE. The monarch held his banquet To music's pleasant sound,

And the ruddy bowl

That blinds the soul With the flashing wine was crowned; And beauty all unlovely With bright but hollow eye;

In rapture wild

Upon him smiled
In his drunken revelry.
What ho, what ho, the goblet !
The rosy wine for me;

My father stood

On the field of blood
And what reward hath he ?
They circled him with glory-
They called him, mighty Lord!

They bent the knee

His face to see,
And they trembled at his word!-
But where is he, the mighty,
And the glory he hath won ?--

They have laid him low

With the conquered foe,
Ere half his work was done.
But the joy of the hounding pulse-
And the heart that laughs at care,

They are found in the throng

of the dance and song,
And the monarch's feast to share.
What ho, what ho, the goblet !
It hath held the holy wine;

And prophets of old

Have blessed the gold,
And the gods have made it mine:
Then fill to the foaming brim;
Oh, the cup is only blest

When the dewy lip

of the fair doth sip
As we lean on her snowy breast.
He raised the goblet high,
And the foaming juice ran o'er;

And ever the bout

of the frantic rout
Did sbake the marble floor.
The matron rent her veil
As she tossed the beady wine,
And even the

queen
To drink was seen
With the reeling concubine.
What ho, what ho, the goblet!
He grasps it in his hands-

What ails the king

While the minstrels sing,
And the wine untasted stands ?-
He hath dashed bis jewelled crown,
He hath rent his golden pall,

For a finger dark

On the wall doth mark,
And an earthquake rocks the hall.
Now fetch me my magicians,
Bid them bither haste with speed,

For a kingly state

Upov him doth wait
That the deadly scroll shall read.
They have looked upon the scroll;
But word said never a breath,

Till stern and loud

To the frightened crowd

Spoke the voice of the Seer of Death.
Thou hast pledged me a kingdom-hast offered a throne;
To-morrow, oh king, thou shalt seek for thine own;
And the daughters of Ashur shall join in the cry,
That the widows of Judah have sent to the sky.
Thou hast wasted the altar, and trod, in thy pride,
On the ark for which princes and prophets have died;
And the priest's hallowed rose, and the gem and the shrine,
Thou hast cursed with the drunken pollution of wine.
For this thou art weighed, and thy balance is light;
And the hand of the Lord hath condemned thee to-night!
Lo, the sentence of wrath that his finger hath wrote ;
Lo, the sword of the conqueror gleams at thy throat,
And the Mede and the Persian shall sit in thy place,
When Jehovah has scattered the house of thy race.

Now crown the prophet straight;
He hath read the scroll aright,

And chance may be,

That I.and ye
Shall perish here to-night.
But bid the banquet on,
To the gods we leave the rest,

For fear, at least,

At the monarch's feast,
Were a most unseemly guest.
Flows the wine, and swells the revel
Still in Bela's house of pride :
Hark the cry! 'uis hut Euphrates,
Chiding with his rushing tide.
Live, Belshazzar! night is waning,
Safety with the morning beams!
Where is now the boding prophet?
Where the terror of his dreams?
Crown the goblet! let it circle ;
Live, Belshazzar, king of men !
Hark! the murmur of the waters
Bursts upon the night again!
Morn is breaking ! lo, the summit
Kindles with his coming ray!
Brighter, clearer, now it flashes,
Bursting into sudden day.
'Tis not morning; darkness hovers
O'er the firmament afar;
Babylon, to death devoted,
Lightens with the blaze of war.
Arm we then! the blood of Ninus,
'Gainst the Persian, sword to sword!
'Tis not Persian triumpbs o'er thee-
But the vengeance of the Lord.

“ Yet the bridges ! broad Euphrates, Still protects us from the foe !"

God hath struck the mighty river, And its billows cease to flow."

LINES ON THE DEATH OF LUCY HOOPER.

BY J. G. WHITTIER.

They tell me, Lucy, tbou art dead

That all of thee we loved and cherished

Has, with thy summer roses, perished;
And left, as its young beauty fled,
An ashen memory in its stead !-
Cold twilight of a parted day.
That true and loving heart-that gist

of a mind earnest, clear, profound, Bestowing, with a glad unthrist,

Its sunny light on all around,
Affinities which only would
Cleave to the Beautiful and Good-
And sympathies which found no rest
Save with the Loveliest and the Best-
Of them-of thee remains there nought

But sorrow in the mourner's breast-
A Shadow in the Land of Thought?
No!-Even my weak and trembling faith

Can list for thee, the veil which doubt

And human fear have drawn about
The all-awaiting scene of death,
Even as thou wast I see thee still;
And, save the absence of all ill,
And pain and weariness, which here
Summoned the sigh or wrung the tear,
The same as when two summers back,
Beside our childhood's Merrimack,
I saw thy dark eye wander o'er
Stream, sunny upland, rocky shore,
And heard thy low, sost voice alone
Midst lapse of waters and the tone
of sere leaves by the west wind blown;
There's not a charm of soul or brow-

Of all we knew and loved in thee
But lives in holier beauty now,

Baptised in Immortality!
Not mine the sad and freezing dream

Of souls that with their earthly mould

Cast off the loves and joys of old-Unbodied-- like a pale moonbeam

As pure, as passionless, and cold ; Nor mine the hope of Indra's son

Of slumbering in oblivion's rest
Life's myriads blending into one-

In blank Annihilation bless'd;
Dust-atoms of the Infinite-
Sparks scattered from the central light,
And winning back through mortal pain,
Their old unconsciousness again!
No!-I have FRIENDS in Spirit-Land-
Not shadows in a shadowy band-

Not others, but themselves, are they.
And still I think of them the same
As when the Master's summons came.
Their change-the holy morn-light, breaking
Upon the dream-worn sleeper, waking-

A change from Twilight into Day!

And blessed and hallosed with her prayer
The turf laid lightiy o'er thee there.
That church, whose rites and liturgy
Sublime and old, were truth to thee,
Undoubted, to thy bosom taken
As symbols of a Faith unsbasen.
Even I, of simpler views, could feel
The beauty of thy trust and zeal ;
And, owning not thy creed, could see
How life-like it must seem to thee,
And how thy fervent heart bad thrown
O'er all a coloring of its own,
And kindled up intense and warm
A life in every rite and form ;
As, wben on Chebar's banks of old
The Hebrew's gorgeous vision rolled.
A spirit filled the vast machine-
And life within the wheels' kas seen!
Farewell!- a little time and we

Who knew thee well, and loved thee here, One after one shall follow thee,

As pilgrims through the Gate of Fear
Which opens on Eternity.
Yet shall we cherish not the less

All that is left our hearts meanwhile ;
The memory of thy loveliness

Shall round our weary pathway smile, Like moonlight when the sun has set, A sweet and tender radiance yet. Thoughts of thy clear-eyed sense of Daty,

Thy generous scorn of all things wrongThe truth, the strength, the graceful beauty

Which blended in the song.
All lovely things by thee beloved

Shall whisper to our hearts of thee,
These green hills where thy childhood rored

Yon river winding to the sea The sunset light of Autumn eyes

Reflecting on the deep still fivods;
Cloud, crimson sky, and trembling leares

of rainbow-tinted woods--
These in our view sball henceforth take,
A tender meaning for thy sake,
And all thou loved'st of earth and sky
Seem sacred to thy memory!

Miss Hooper herself, concludes her beautiful volume with an allusion to the Passion Flower, that breathes the rehgious spirit which“ sustained and soothed" her last bours:

All other flowers are pale and dim,

All other gists are dross ; We twine thy matchless buds for him,

Who died on holy cross.

The Dahlia, OR MEMORIAL OF AFFECTION, rok 1842.

Edited by a Lady. New-York: published by James P. Giffing, 56 Gold Street.

This is a very pretty new Annual, richly bound, and containing some beautiful engravings. About half the centesis

are selected from English writers, and the remainder prepared expressly for the work. There are, among other pleasing articles, some sweet lines by Mrs. Hemans, which we do not remember to have seen in any American edizioa of her works. Our valued correspondent, Mrs. Seha Said, has contributed two very graphic and charming little poemes.

My Dog Fido,” is the title of a very pretty story, by the late lamented Miss Lucy Hooper. There are selectes from William and Mary Howitt, Mrs. S.C. Hall, and Andes Strickland. William Cutter, and Mrs. A. S. Stephens, of

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They've laid thee midst the household graves,

Where Father, Brother, Sister, lie, Below thee sweep the dark blue waves,

Above thee bends the summer sky!Thy own loved Church in sadness read Her solemn ritual o'er thy head,

New-York, have also lent their valuable aid. The “ Dah- They are very prettily illustrated with wood cuts, and adlia" has made a fine commencement, and we do not see why mirably fitted to engage the sympathies and improve the it should not long live and flourish among the favorites of minds of children. 'The Rollo Books can be purchased at the season.

any of the Bookstores in Richmond.

The Token. In our notice of the last number of this PANTOLOGY; or a Systematic Survey of Human KnowBoston Annual, so long and deservedly a favorite gist-book,

ledge: By Roswell Park, A. M.: Philadelphia : Hogan we expressed our regret at its inferiority to previous vo

and Thompson, 1841. lomes. We are now most happy to welcome The Token for 1842, in more than its original beauty of execution, and

We doubt if any single volume ever published in this brilliancy of matter. The work has passed into the hands country can boast contents of more various and sterling of Mr. D. S. Williams, who seems to have spared neither value than this. It may be called a chart, whereby the care, time nor expense in rendering it worthy of tasteful navigator on the vast sea of human knowledge, may learn patronage. The typography is as neat and attractive to cision. Professor Park, with the greatest research and

how to direct his course with the greatest safety and prethe eye, as any specimen of printing which has ever fallen under our notice. It reflects great credit upon the press of literature and art. The results of his observation and study

care has made a scientific survey of the records of science, S. N. Dickinson. The engravings are superb. Taken collectively, we doubt if they have been surpassed in this are arranged in the work before us, with great felicity and

order. country. There is a fine female head from a portrait by literature, we have an epitome of what has been written on

Under the head of each science and branch of Paige-a very striking Winter landscape- The First Ship, the subject, an analysis of its relations and history, and final. a beautiful affair, by Chapman-a lovely view of Rockland ly a record of the most important works and writers in the Lake, so well known to those familiar with New-York scenery,

and several other excellent specimens of the Art. department referred to. The great convenience of such a The contents are of a superior order. The Editor's apolo.

condensed commentary upon Arts and Letters is obvious gies in the preface are quite gratuitous. He laments the at once. We have only to find in the index, the subject we paucity of good humorous writers in this country. The would investigate, and turning to the appropriate page of fact is they are rare every where. The general tone of the the Pantology, we are, at once, furnished with the essence of articles in The Token, is well adapted to the taste of Ame. the matter. The Teacher, Editor, Author, and Student rican readers. The pleasing vein of speculation, the quiet will find in such a work an invaluable companion. It should but eloquent moralizing, and the elevation of sentiment be found on every library table. In our country, time is wbicb pervades the prose articles, cannot but gratify every

so precious to the professional man, that he can ill-afford reader of cultivated and refined intellect. Longfellow has to pass a whole morning in searching a public institution furnished some spirited translations from the German. for specific information. The expense of the best Ency. Percival seems to have awoke from his long silence, to clopedias places thern out of the reach of most of our young adorn the pages of this Souvenir. He has contributed scholars. The volume before us supplies, in this regard, several songs and imitations, possessing much lyrical sweet. a great deficiency. It is concise without being snperficial. ness. Among the other writers, are Greenwood, Peabody, Within the compass of little more than five hundred pages, Mrs. Seba Smith, Park Benjamin, H. T. Tuckerman, we have the most authentic and full information as to the McLellan, Mrs. Gilman, S. G. Goodrich, George Lunt, J. sources and classification of Human Knowledge. It is, as R. Lowell, J. L. Motley, J. T. Fields, etc. în point of the author proposed it should be, “a guide-book” to those literary merit, and chaste elegance of execution, as well as who are seeking wisdom. Here the lecturer can at once embellishment, The Token is the best Annual of the season. ascertain where the facts, he seeks, are to be found. The

student of belles lettres is furnished with an account of the The Rollo Books. We have taken occasion, from standard authors in that sphere, of all times and countries. time to time, to invite the attention of our readers to valua- The inquirer into Natural Science will learn where the ble books in the juvenile department of literature. Every best revelation of the wonders of creation, exist. Such is parent of sense and conscientiousness, needs not to be the comprehensive character of this work.

The author reminded of the importance of this subject; and such, we deserves the thanks of the community for so invaluable a are confident, will not be averse to turn from the weightier compend. We commend it to those who have any intematters discussed in our pages, to note what we have to rest in the education of youth, to young men whose acasay of books intended for the young.

The Rollo Books demical studies are proceeding or completed, to every man

who would read to advantage and pursue his literary or form a juvenile library by themselves. They are written by Mr. Abhot, a gentleman whose experience in teaching The mechanical execution of the work is worthy of its in

scientific inquiries understandingly and to good purpose. well fits him for the task he has undertaken. His aim is essentially a moral one. He interests the minds of chil. trinsic value. The typography, paper and binding are ex. dren by conforming to their apprehension, and under the cellent, and the cuts well-designed and appropriate. The guise of attractive narrative, imparts many a useful lesson, volume will undoubtedly become a standard directory in and depicts many an excellent example. These little books Literature, Science and the Arts. To give some idea of are most pleasing in their dress and execution. The idea the style in which the various information of this manual of interesting children in some character, and then address is conveyed, we subjoin three extracts taken at random. ing them on various subjects, under that form, has been (This work will be found at the Bookstore of J. W. Ran. successfully proved by the success of Peter Parley. Avail. dolph & Co.) ing himself of a similar idea, the author of these books, sists in sowing or planting the seed, in ground properly pre

AGRICULTURE. “ The Cultivation of Vegetables, concarries the little hero through all the stages of infant expe-pared ; in fostering their growth, by stirring the soil and erarience. The manner in which this is done may be indicating noxious plants, or weeds; and finally, in gathering ferred from the title of the volumes ; viz: Rollo learning and preserving the products of this labor. The plants thus to Talk; Rollo learning to Read ; Rollo at School ; Rollo cultivated are mosily grains, esculent rools, and grasses, at Work ; Rollo at Play ; Rollo's Experiments ; Rollo's for the food of men and domestic animals; or flax, hemp, Correspondence ; Rollo's Travels ; Rollo's Museum ; Rol- tion of fruits and garden regelables, is reserved for the sucring, and harrowing the ground; then sowing the seed tails, the moral lessons, the episodes of eloquent reflection, broadcast, that is, scattered over the whole surface, and are unrivalled. The volume is issued in the style of the slightly covering it with the harrow; after which, no far

cotton, and other plants, useful in the arts. The produclo's Vacation. Each of these agreeable stories is written ceeding branch of Chreotechnics. Grains, including wheat, in a simple style which is adapted to the subject in hand. 'rye, barley, and outs, are cultivated by ploughing, ananu

Rejected Addresses," recently published by the same ther labor is required till the harvesting; when the ripe grain is cut with ihe sickle or cradle, bound in bundles, and house. It has long been out of print, and will doubtless stored till perfectly dry; then separated from the straw or meet with a rapid sale. culm, by threshing and winnowing. Similar to this is the cultivation of rice, in the wet lands of our Southern States. Maize or Indian corn and potatoes, are planted in hills, or THE VICTIM OF CHANCERY. New-York; 1641. rous, usually three or four feet apart: and they require repeated boeings, to subdue the weeds and accumulate the

Perhaps some of our readers have fallen in with a small earth around the roots. The top stalks of maize, should volume published last Summer, called "A Week in Wallnot be cut until the kernels are formed in the ears; other. Street.” It sold very well, and it appears the author has wise the plants would be unfruitful. The field, or common been encouraged to write another book, to expose the arbiturnip, may be raised by scattering and covering the seed, trary exercise of Chancery powers, and the evil consein ground well tilled, without farther cultivation.

quences thereof. It should be read by the legal profession. BRITISH EAST-INDIA COMPANY. “ The first British East India Company, was chartered by Queen Elizabeth, The story is said to be based upon facts, and will interest in 1600; and twelve years after, it obtained a foothold at all who have ever had occasion to think of the subject of

Surat, by permission of the great Mogul. In 1634, the which it treats. It is neatly executed, and contains 208 English also obtained from him a station on the Ganges, pages. and, in 1700, they built Fort William, at Calcutta. In 1708, the company was rechartered, and rival claims and pretensions united. Three Presidencies were formed at Calcutta,

Rambles and Reveries. We announced in our last, Madras, and Bombay ; with separate councils. Their po- that our well-known contributor, H. T. Tuckerman, was litical power began with the Carnatic war, in 1748; in which the English and French took sides with opposite about to issue a volume of his miscellaneous wnting. parties of the natives. In 1756, Surajah Dowlah, nabob of They appeared a few weeks since in New-York, under the Bengal, took Calcutta ; but Col. Clive soon regained it; above title. The publisher is Mr. James P. Giffing, sucand, by the battle of Plassey, made Meer Jaffier nabob; cessor to Samuel Colman, 56 Gold-Street. The work conobtaining from him large concessions. By the peace 1763, France resigned most of her Hindoo possessions to sists of one volume duodecimo, and contains 436 pages. the British ; whose most formidable foe, thenceforward. The first part comprises foreign sketches and tales, viz: A was Hyder Ali, chief of Mysore : but he was defeated in Day at Ravenna; The Cholera in Sicily; The Capuebin of 1780 ; and Tippo Saib, his son, made peace soon after. Pisa; San Marino; Turin; Love in a Lazzaret ; Florence Tippo afterwards renewed the war; but was again brought to terms by Lord Cornwallis, in 1792; and in a third war, Revisited; The Thespian Syren ; Modena; A Journey; the sultan Tippo was slain, and Seringapatam taken by Genoa; Bologna: Lucca; Leaf from a Log. The second Gen. Harris, in 1799. The Rajah of Nepaul invaded the Bri- part is entitled “Thoughts on the Poets," and is made up tish possessions, in 1815; but he was defeated by Lord of the Essays which have heretofore appeared in our pages. Hastings, and lost a large portion of his territory. Thus the third part is of a miscellaneous character, including has risen the British power in India, which, we hope, may the following articles: The Bachelor Reclaimed; Hair; aid in regenerating the east."

Of Physical GEOGRAPHY. “To Physical Geography Eye-Language ; Art and Artists; The Weather; Vander; belongs a description of the different races of men ; of Pet-Notions; Loitering ; Broad Views. The volume is 18. which there are five principal : the European, or white; the scribed to Charles F. Hoffman of New York. Asiatic, or yellow; the American, or red; the Malay, or brown; and the African, or black; all of which are here arranged according to their degree of civilization. By the

Messrs. Lea & Blanchard, of Philadelphia, will pablish degree of civilization, is meant the progress of any race or people in arts and refinement. Of these degrees, we may early this month, a neat duodecimo volume entitled “Tales reckon five; the enlightened, civilized, half civilized, bar- AND SOUVENIRS OF A RESIDENCE in Europe, by a Lady barous, and savage ; of which we have no room here to of Virginia.” This volume is the production of one whose speak farther. The European or Caucasian race is cha: graceful sketches have heretofore adorned the pages of the generally by a greater degree of intelligence and refine- Messenger. It is in part composed of articles wbich have ment, than the other races possess. The Asiatic or Tartar already appeared in our pages. Many of our readers will

has a more yellow complexion ; a face nearly square, at once recognize the writer as the accomplished lady of with dark and straight hair, full cheeks, and small eyes; one of our most distinguished political men. and this race ranks second in intellectual power and improvement. The Malay race, much resembles the Asiatic; but has a brown or tawny complexion, and is generally inferior to the Asiatic race, in the mental scale. The Ame- The COMPLETE WORKS OF Maer Russell MITFORD rican or Indian race, is characterized by a copper-colored have likewise been published by Mr. Crissy in the same complexion, straight black hair, low forehead, and very manner. We hardly know whether Mrs. Opie or Miss prontinent cheek bones ; and this race is generally found in Mitford is deserving of most praise. Miss Sedgwick

, a half civili or barbarous state. The African, or Negro race, is distinguished by a black or dark complexion, short, who visited Miss Mitford last year, informs us that she stil curly hair, receding forehead, and promineni cheeks; and lives in the quiet little village of Alresford, where she was it holds the lowest place in the scale of improvement," born in 1789 ; with “a soul-lit eye, and hair as white 35

snow, a wintry sign that has come prematurely upon ser,

as like signs come upon us, while the year is yet fresh and CONFESSIONS OF AN ENGLISH OPIUM EATER. Being an extract from the Life of a Scholar. From the last Lon- her manner a naturalness, frankness, and affectionatexess

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undecayed;" that her voice has a sweet, low tone, and don edition. Boston: William D. Ticknor; 1841.

that we have been so long familiar with in her other nades This remarkable little work first appeared about twenty of manifestation, that it would have been a disappointment years since, in the London Magazine. It was published in not to have found them."

“Our Village," which has been the form of a series of papers, and for a long time confi- two or three times republished in this country, in four "o dently attributed to Coleridge. De Quincy, however, is lume editions, has won for Miss Mitford the reputation of now generally admitted to be the author. No one can read being the Claude of village life in England. It is a series these « Confessions” without deep interest. They bear of admirable sketches of character in a country towa the stamp of genius and scholarship;--they evince feelings Belford Regis, Country Stories, and Papers from Findez's of genuine goodness and intensity. The melancholy de Tableaux, are of the same general character, and have been

race,

uniformly praised by “all classes and conditions” of critics. | Father and Daughter, Poems, &c. &c. Mrs. Opie is the most Miss Mitford's more ambitious efforts have been a series of original and vigorous of the female authors of the time; tragedies,–Rienzi, The Two Foscari, Julian and Charles she is said by good critics to be little inferior to Godwin in the First, which have been represented in England and in the power of displaying the workings of the passions; and this country with distinguished success. They are among if she falls short of Miss Edgeworth in her delineations of the best specimens of dramatic writing produced in this domestic character, she excels her and all other contempocentury. The works of Mrs. Opie and Miss Mitford should raries in the freshness of her conceptions, and in the faculty form a portion of every lady's library,

of creating intense interest. Her works are eminently moral in their tendencies, and may be placed in the hands

of the young with confidence that their teachings will be THE AMERICAN ANNUALS, for 1842, are much superior eminently serviceable in forming the character of the mind to those for previous years. The “Gift,” published in and heart. We are pleased that the demand for such books Philadelphia, hy Carey and Hart, is one of the most splendid. warrants their republication in such excellent style. ly ornamented volumes ever printed in this country, and-a good sign-all its embellishments are engraved by American artists, from American paintings. Its contents are gene.

THE SPEECHES OF HENRY LORD BROUGHAM, upon Quesrally of the most creditable description. Our old friend tions relating to Public Rights, Duties, and Interests, with and contributor, Seba Smith, is author of the best prose Historical Introductions, bave been published by Lea & article, an admirable Yankee sketch entitled “ The Tough Blanchard, of Philadelphia in two very large and excelYarn.” The “Token,” published in Boston, is slightly lently printed octavo volumes. The period to which they inserior to the “Gift” in mechanical execution, but its relate, extending from 1810 to 1840, has been one of the most literary character is better than that of any other Annual interesting in British history. In this period Lord Brougham ever produced in the United States. Among the contribu- was a distinguished actor, and upon its character and events tors are Percival, C. F. Hoffman, Alfred B. Street, Pro. he exercised an iroportant influence. His speeches, emfessor Longfellow, George Lunt, James T. Fields, H. T. braced in this collection, relating to great public questions, Tuckerman, S. G. Goodrich, Miss Gould, and other well. will go down, with those of Burke, to aster ages, and secure known writers. “The Poets of America,” edited by for their author a place in the same rank with that illusKeese, Miss Hooper's “Ladies Book of Flowers and Poe- trious statesman and orator. The historical introductions try,” “ The Rose of Sharon,” a religious souvenir, and in this edition, explanatory of the times and circumstances " Friendship's Offering," an indifferent miscellany, are the in which the speeches were made, and tracing occasional other principal gift books for the coming holiday season. sketches of contemporaneous character, throw such light A large number of juvenile annuals, excellent in their way, upon the subjects as to enable any one to enter understandhave been published by Messrs. Appleton & Coleman of ingly into the merits of each case ; and are in themselves New-York, and Carey & Hart, of Philadelpbia, and others, among the most interesting productions of their author. some of which we noticed particularly in the last number While this work will constitute a valuable addition to any of the Messenger.

library, it may be considered indispensable in that of the lawyer or politician.

PALMER ON THE CHURCHES. "A Treatise on the Church of Christ ; designed chiefly for the use of students

"AMERICAN ANTIQUITIES AND RESEARCHES INTO THE in Theology, by the Rev. William Palmer, M. A.. of Wor. ORIGIN AND HISTORY OF THE RED RACE,” is the title cester College, Oxford, with a preface and notes by the of a new work from the pen of Mr. Alexander W. BradRt. Rev. W. R. Whittingham, D. D., Bishop of the Pro- ford, published in New-York, by Dayton & Saxton, during testant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Maryland," the last month. The first part of it contains descriptions has just appeared from the prolific press of Messrs. Apple- of the most important of the ancient remains found on the ton, of New York. It is a very learned and able work, American continent. It treats of the antiquities found in indispensable to the Episcopal student of theology, and of the United States, including the tumuli, mounds, fortificagreat value to all members of that denomination, who wish tions, relics of pottery, implements of warfare, &c., and to know the character and grounds of their faith, and par. concludes, from a comprehensive survey of these data, that ticularly the difference between it and that of the Roman their authors were all of the same race; that they were exCatholic church. Its author belongs to the “Oxford School” tremely numerous, far advanced in civilization, dwelt in of theologians. It is in two volumes, printed in the most large cities, and under a regular form of government, were excellent style, like all the publications of Messrs. Appleton. of great antiquity, and originally proceeded from Mexico.

It then proceeds to a consideration of the ruins in Mexico

and the Provinces adjacent, the pyramids, the ruins of MRS. OPIE. The complete works of this charming Tuzcuco, Fluexalto, Mitlan, Palenque, Copan, and other writer, have, within a few weeks, been issued in three very ancient cities; and the mounds, roads, baths, acqueducts, large and closely-printed volumes by Mr. J. Crissy, of Phi. &c. found in Kru and other portions of South America. In ladelphia. Mrs. Opie is now about seventy years old; but the second part, to elucidate the history of the red race, the we learn from the recently published “Letters from Abroad” author reviews the contents of the preceding pages, and by Miss Sedgwick, that she continues to be one of the proceeds to examine the traditions, languages, customs, and brightest ornaments of the literary cifcles in London. The institutions of the various tribes; and to trace their origin, father of Mrs. Opie was Dr. Alderson, an eminent physi- he compares them with the people of several parts of the cian of Norwich; and her husband, who died in 1807, was oriental world. He concludes that the inliabitants of both Mr. Opie, the painter. Of her works, the “ Illustrations of continents had a common origin; that all the ancient reLying” are probably best known among us, as they have mains in North and South America, though of various napassed through from twenty to thirty editions in this coun- tions, and differing in minor details, possess strong analo. try. Most of her other productions have been republished gies, which indicate that they had one original and civilized here; but Mr. Crissy's is the only complete edition of her source; and that the aboriginal race is not descended from writings extant. It comprises, beside the Illustrations of any nation now existing in the Eastern hemisphere, but is Lying, Adeline Mowbray, Madeline, Simple Tales, Temper a primitive one which migrated to America at a very early or Domnestic Scenes, Tales of Real Life, Valentine's Eve,' period, in all probability soon aster the dispersion. It will

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