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tion of the multifarious aspects of character and results of personal observations continued for society, a lively appreciation of natural beauty, several years with uncommon zeal and assiduity. and a racy vigor of expression, which produce The volume is handsomely embellished with a strong conviction of the ability of the author, maps and pictorial illustrations, the latter from and awaken the hope that the more mature the hand of a Jewish artist, and appears, in all offerings of his genius may be contributions of respects, to be well adapted to the race, for whose sterling value to our native literature.

use it is especially intended. George Castriot, surnamed Scandeberg, King The Life of Commodore Talbot, by Henry of Albania, by CLEMENT C. MOORE (D. Apple- T. TUCKERMAN (New York, J. C. Riker), was ton and Co.), is an agreeable piece of biography, originally intended for the series of American which owes its interest no less to the simplicity Biography, edited by President Sparks, but on and excellent taste of the narrative, than to the the suspension of that work, was prepared for romantic adventures of its subject. Castriot was publication in a separate volume. Commodore a hero of the fifteenth century, who gained a Talbot was born in Bristol county, Massachuwide renown for his exploits in the warsare of setts, and at an early age commenced a seafarthe Christians against the Turks, as well as for ing life in the coasting trade, between Rhode the noble and attractive qualities of his private Island and the Southern States. Soon after the character. Dr. Moore has made free use of breaking out of the Revolution—having been one of the early chronicles, in the construction present at the siege of Boston as a volunteer of his narrative, and exhibits rare skill in cloth. he offered his services to General Washington, ing the events in a modern costume, while he and was at once employed in the discharge of retains certain quaint and expressive touches of arduous and responsible duties. At a subsethe antique.

quent period, after having distinguished himself George P. Putnam bas issued the second vol- by various exploits of almost reckless valor, he ume of The Leather Stocking Tales, by J. Fexr. received a commission as Captain in the Navy MORE Cooper, in the author's revised edition, of the United States. His death took place in containing The Last of the Mohicans, to which 1813, in the city of New York, and his remains characteristic and powerful work Mr. Cooper is were interred under Trinity Church. Mr. Tuckso largely indebted for his world-wide reputa- erman has gathered up, with commendable intion. He will lose nothing by the reprint of dustry, the facts in his career, which had almost these masterly Tales, as they will introduce him faded from the memory, and rescued from oblirto a new circle of younger readers, while the en- ion the name of a brave commander and devoted thusiasm of his old admirers can not fail to be patriot. The biography abounds with interestincreased with every fresh perusal of the expe- ing incidents, which, as presented in the flowing riences of the inimitable Leather Stocking. and graceful narrative of the author, richly re

C. M. Saxton has published a neat edition of ward perusal, as well as present the character Professor Johnston's Lectures on the Relations of the subject in a very attractive light. Several of Science and Agriculture, which produced a pleasing episodes are introduced in the course very favorable impression when delivered before of the volume, which relieve it from all tendenthe New York State Agricultural Society, and cy to dryness and monotony. the Members of the Legislature, in the month The Quarterlies for October.—The first on of January last. Among the subjects discussed our table is The American Biblical Repository, in this volume, are the relations of physical edited by J. M. SHERWOOD (New York), comgeography, of geology, and mineralogy, of bot- mencing with an article on "The Hebrew Theany, vegetable physiology, and zoology to prac-ocracy,” by Rev. E. C. Wines, which presents, tical agriculture; the connection of chemistry in a condensed form, the views which have been with the practical improvement of the soil, and brought before the public by that gentleman in with the principles of vegetable and animal bis popular lectures on Jewish Polity. “The growth; and the influence of scientific knowl. Position of the Christian Scholar” is discussed edge on the general elevation of the agricultural in a sound and substantial essay, by Rev. Albert classes. These lectures present a lucid exposi- Barnes. Dyer's "Life of Calvin” receives a tion of the latest discoveries in agricultural summary condemnation at the hands of a sturdy chemistry, and it is stated by competent judges, advocate of the Five Points. Professor Tayler that their practical adaptation to the business Lewis contributes a learned dissertation on the of the farmer will gain the confidence of every Names for Soul” among the Hebrews, as an cultivator of the soil by whom they are perused. argument for the immortality of the soul. Other

An elaborate work from the pen of a native articles are on Lucian's " de Morte Peregrini," Jew, entitled A Descriptive Geography of Pal- "The Relations of the Church to the Young," estine, by Rabbi Joseph Schwartz, has been "The Harmony of Scienco and Revelation," translated from the Hebrew by Isaac LEESER, and "Secular and Christian Civilization.” The and published by A. Hart, Philadelphia. The number closes with several "Literary and Critauthor, who resided for sixteen years in the ical Notices," written, for the most part, with Holy Land, claims to have possessed peculiar ability and fairness, though occasionally betrayadvantages for the preparation of a work on ing the influence of strong theological predilecthis subject, in his knowledge of the languages tions. necessary for successful discovery, and in the The North American Review sustains the char.

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acter for learned disquisition, superficial ele- and the number closes with a variety of short
gance, and freedom from progressive and liberal reviews, miscellanies, and intelligence. The last
ideas, which have formed its principal distinction named department is not so rich in the present
under the administration of its present editor. number, as we usually find it, owing probably
This venerable periodical, now in its thirty- to the absence of Prof. M'Clintock in Europe,
eighth year, has been, in some sense, identified whose cultivated taste, comprehensive learning,
with the history of American literature, although and literary vigilance admirably qualify him to
it can by no means be regarded as an exponent give a record of intellectual progress in every
of its present aspect and tendencies. It belongs civilized country, such as we look for in vain in
essentially to a past age, and shows no sympa- any contemporary periodical.
thy with the earnest, aspiring, and aggressive The Christian Review is a model of religious
traits of the American character. Indeed its periodical literature, not exclusively devoted to
spirit is more in accordance with the timid and theological subjects, but discussing the leading
selfish conservatism of Europe, than with the questions of the day, political, social, and liter-
free, bold, and hopeful temperament of our Re- ary, in addition to those belonging to its pecu-
public. The subjects to which the present liar sphere, from a Christian point of view, and
number is mainly devoted, as well as the man- almost uniformly with great learning, vigor, pro-
ner in which they are treated, indicate the pe- foundness, and urbanity, and always with good
culiar tastes of the Review, and give a fair taste and exemplary candor. The present com-
specimen of its recent average character. The ber has a large proportion of articles of univer-
principal articles are on "Mahomet and his sal interest, among which we may refer to those
Successors," "

," "The Navigation of the Ancients," on "Socialism in the United States," and " The “Slavic Language and Literature,” “Cum- Territories on the Pacific," as presenting a sueming's Hunter's Life," "The Homeric Ques-cinct view of the subjects treated of, and valution," all of which are chiefly made up from able no less for the important information they the works under review, presenting admirable present, than for the clearness and strength models of tasteful compilation and abridgment, with which the positions of the writers are sus. but singularly destitute of originality, freshness, tained. The first of these articles is from the and point. An article on “Everett's Orations'' pen of Rev. Samuel Osgood, minister of the pays an appreciative tribute to the literary and Church of the Messiah, in this city, and the rhetorical merits of that eminent scholar. “The other is by Prof. W. Gammel, of Brown UniverWorks of John Adams” receive an appropriate sity. “The Confessions of Saint Augustine," notice. “Furness's History of Jesus” is re- The Apostolical Constitutions,” “ Philosoph. viewed in a feeble and shallow style, unworthy ical Theology," and a critical examination of the magnitude of the heresy attacked, and the the passage in Joshua describing the miracle of number closes with a clever summary of the sun standing still, are more especially at“Laing's Observations on Europe," and one or tractive to the theological reader, while a brill. two " Critical Notices."

iant and original essay on “Spirit and Form," The Methodist Quarterly Revierd opens with by Rev. Mr. Turnbull, can not fail to draw the a second paper on “Morell's Philosophy of Re- attention of the lovers of æsthetic disquisition ligion,” in which the positions of that writer are The brief sketches of President Taylor and of submitted to a severe logical examination. The Neander are written with judgment and ability, conclusions of the reviewer may be learned from and the “Notices of New Publications" give a the passage which closes the article. “We well-digested survey of the current literature of believe Mr. Morell to be a sincere and earnest the last three months. The diligence and zeal man, one who reverences Christianity, and really exhibited in this department, both by the Chrisdesires its advancement, but we also believe that tian Review and the Methodist Quarterly pre. for this very reason his influence may be the sent a favorable contrast to the disgraceful povmore pernicious; for in attempting to make a erty of the North American in a branch which compromise with the enemies of truth, he has was admirably sustained under the editorship compromised truth itself; and in abandoning of President Sparks and Dr. Palfrey. what he deemed mere antiquated outposts to the Brownson's Quarterly is characterized by the foe, he has surrendered the very citadel.” The extravagance of statement, the rash and sweepnext article is a profound and learned statement ing criticisms, and the ecclesiastical exclusiveof the "Latest Results of Ethnology," translated ness for which it has obtained an unenviable prefrom the German of Dr. G. L. KRIEGK. This eminence. Its principal articles are on “Gio. is followed by a discussion of the character of berti,” “The Confessional," “ Dana's Poems and John Calvin, as a scholar, a theologian, and a Prose Writings," and the “Cuban Expedition." reformer. The writer commends the manifest Some inferences may be drawn as to the Editimpartiality of Dyer's “Life of Calvin," although or's taste in poetry from his remarks on Teonghe believes that it will not be popular with the son, in whom he "can discover no other merit “blind admirers of the Genevan Reformer, and than harmonious verse and a little namby-pamby that the Roman Catholics, as in duty bound, will sentiment.” He strikes the discriminating reprefer the caricature of Monsieur Audin." "The viewer as “ a man of feeble intellect," and "a Church and China," " Bishop Warburton,” and poet for puny transcendentalists, beardless boys "California," are the subjects of able articles, and miss in her teens."

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different shades of brown, dust are used to decorate Florence straws. These are color, green, and other grave hues, predominate, ornamented, in the interior, with mancini, or diversified with pink, blue, lilac, and purple. bunches of harebells, heaths, and jacinths, interThe beautiful season of the Indian Summer, mixed with rose-buds and light foliage. There which prevails with us in November, allows the are plain and simple pailles de riz, having no use of out-of-door costume, of a character similar other ornament than a kind of næud of white to that of September, the temperature being too silk, placed at the side, and the interior of the high to require cloaks or pelises. Bonnets com- front lined with pink or white tulle, and clusters posed of Leghorn and fancy straws, are appro- of jacinths, tuberoses, and rose-buds, forming priate for the season. They are trimmed with la most charming mélange. Fancy straws, called paille de Lausanne, are very fashionable abroad, high, with a small ruffle and silk cravat. The resembling embroideries of straw, and trimmed material is plain mousseline de soié, white, with with a bouquet of the wild red poppies, half a small frill protruding from the slightly open blown, while those which are placed next the front. The body is full, and the skirt has a face are of a softer húe, with strings of straw broad figured green stripe. Sleeves full and colored silk ribbon.

demi-long, with broad lace ruffles. The skirt Fig. 1 represents a graceful afternoon prome- is very full, and has three deep flounces. nade costume, and a carriage costume. The figure on the left shows the promenade costume. The dress is made quite plain, with low body and long sleeves, with cuffs of plain fulled muslin; chemisette of lace, reaching to the throat, and finished with a narrow row encircling the neck. Pardessus of silk or satin, trimmed in an elegant manner, with lace of the same color, three rows of which encircle the lower part, and two rows the half long sleeves. These rows are of broader lace than the rows placed on either side of the front of the pardessus. Drawn white crape bonnet, decorated with small straw colored flowers, both in the interior and on the exterior.

The figure on the right shows the carriage costume. It is a dress of pale pink poult de soié ; the corsage, high on the shoulders, opens a little in the front. It has a small cape, falling deep at the back, and narrowing toward the point, pinked at the edge; the waist and point long; the sleeves reach but a very little below the elbow, and are finished with broad lace ruffles. The skirt has three deep scalloped

Fig. 3.-OPERA COSTUME. flounces, a beautiful spray of leaves being embroidered in each scallop. Manteau of India Fig. 3 is a plain, and very neat costume for muslin, trimmed with a broad frill, the embroi- the opera. The body, composed of blue or dering of which corresponds with the flowers | green silk, satin, or velvet, fits closely. The of the dress. The bonnet of paille de riz; sleeves are also tight to the elbows, when they trimmed inside and out with bunches of roses; enlarge and are turned over, exhibiting a rich the form very open. There are others of the lining of pink or orange, with scalloped edges. same delicate description, lined with pink tulle, The corsage is open in front, and turned over, and decorated with tips of small feathers, shaded with a collar, made of material like that of the

sleeves, and also scalloped. Chemisette of lace. finished at the throat with a fulled band and petite ruffle. Figures 2 and 3 show patterns of the extremely simple Caps now in fashion : simple, both in their form and the manner in which they are trimmed. Those for young ladies partake mostly of the lappet form, simply decorated with a pretty næud of ribbon, from which droop graceful streamers of the same; or confined on each side the head with half-wreaths of the wild rose, or some other very light flower. Those intended for ladies of a more advanced age are of a petit round form, and composed of a perfect cloud of gaze, or tulle, intermixed with flowers.

Traveling Dresses are principally composed of foulard coutit, or of flowered jaconets, with the cassaquette of the same materia). Plain cachmires are also much used, because they are not liable to crease. They are generally accom. panied by pardessus of the same material. When

the dress is of a sombre hue, the trimmings are Fig. 2.-MORNING COSTUME.

of a different color, so as to enliven and enrich pink and white, or terminated with tips of pink them. The skirts are made quite plain, but very marabout.

long and of a moderate breadth; the bodies higt Fig. 2 represents a morning costume. Dress and plain, and embroidered up the fronts.

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