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Prayer and Sermon, by John Potts, Pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Trenton, New Jersey; July 10, 1825. Taken in short hand. By Marcus T. C. Gould, Stenographer. Philadelphia. 8vo.
AMERICAN EDITIONS OF FOREIGN WORKS. Reports of Cases argued and determined in the English Courts of Common Law. Edited By Thomas Sergeant and John C. Lowber, Esqrs. of the Philadelphia Bar. Vols. 4 & 9. 8vo. Philadelphia. P. H. Nicklin.
A Letter addressed to the King, by Thomas Thrush, on resigning his Commission as a Captain in the Royal Navy, on the Ground of the Unlawfulness of War. From the London Edition. 8vo. pp. 24. Cambridge. Hilliard & Metcalf.
This pamphlet is sensible without any pretension to being able. It contains, too, a superabundance of apologies to the King, for the liberty assumed in addressing him. These are very proper in their place, but they are certainly less interesting to us, and we tbink less calculated to subserve the cause of peace, than would have been a clearer statement of the argument which induced this worthy captain to resign.
Diccionario Filosofico de Voltaire, traduccion al Español, en la que se han refundido las Cuestiones sobre la Enciclopedia, la Opinion en Alfa beto, los Articulos insertos en la Enciclopedia y otros muchos; por C. Lanuza. In 10 vols. 18mo. New York.
Stories selected from the History of England, from the Conquest to the Revolution. For Children. Hartford. J. Huntington Jr. 1825. 18mo. pp. 144.
In the preface to the American edition of this valuable little volume, it is stated that its anthor is John Wilson CROCKER, Esq. secretary to the Admiralty Board in England. We state this fact merely to show, that a gentleman of distinguished attainments has thought it worth while to prepare a child's book; and we would express in this connexion the hope, that others may be induced to do the same in our own country. Speaking of the difficulty of supplying suitable stories for children, at the age when they begin to be most inquisitive, the author observes, “ I have found that fictions lead to inquires, which it is not easy to satisfy. Supernatural fictions, such as fairy tales, vitiate the young taste, and disgust it from its more substantial nourishment; while the fictions of common life, such as histories of Jenny and Tommy, dolls and tops, &c. though very useful lessons, have not enough of the marvellous to arrest the attention to a degree necessary for amusement.” In order to make his stories attractive and yet to avoid the evils above named, the author has selected some of the most interesting persons, facts, and events in the history of England, and described them in the most simple manner possible ; indeed his language seldom rises above the “mere nursery style." While the stories, therefore, are adapted to the comprehension of children, and have all the interest of highly wrought fictions, they are nevertheless literal facts; and we have no doubt, simple as they are, tbat the child, who has his feelings interested by the perusal of them, will, at any future period of his life, read the bistory of England with some of that peculiar satisfaction, which we always feel, when we find facts and the experience of age agreeing with and confirming the impressions of childbood and youth.
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INDEX TO VOL. II.
ed publication of, 197; well at Athens,
discovery of, 198.
ed, 76; the solution of an enigma, ib.
volumes of, 396.
bar, by William Sullivan, reviewed, Days in, noticed, 34; its indifferent
refinement of our forefathers, 255. habits, ib.; associates, 141; character
the New York Atheneum, by Henry Bacon, John, his Town Officer's Guide,
the Phi Beta Kappa Society, 268. Barton, Bernard, his poems, 315.
Daniel Webster, reviewed, 327 ; occa. fect, ib. ; an era in the history of or-
style, 336: reasons why no more strik- Bible, Harris' Natural History of, re-
printed and favourably reviewed in
113; its indifferent character, 114. Bigelow, Dr, his American Medical Bot
Boaden, James, his memoirs of Kemble,
59; Lines to a Lady, the only remark- Bonaparte, Lucien, his speech to the
Botany, the study of, 103; its rank among
Evidences of the Christian Religion, ures of, 105 et seqq.
Bouilly, J. N. see Mothers.
Botany, Dr Bigelow's, 317; Minerals, pieces of poetry, 167.
Bronsted, Dr P. O., his travels in Greece,
Buchner, M. see Light.
noticed, 274; Mr Webster's address Westminster Review, 151.
Davy, Sir Humphrey, his new zoological
47; remarkable features of his age, ib.; Deof and Dumb, Dr Dulan's plan for re-
an account of Spanish manners, 315.
lished from the Supplement to the En-
ar's Notes, 450: low state of the sci
ence in the United States, ib.: doc-
trines of rent and wages not so import-
free trade 451: objectionable style of
and Barnstaple rivers, 277, between Elephant, discovery of a fossil, 436.
ed, 314; contents, and dullness, ib.
Engraving, Mr Williamson's minute,
Entomology, American, by Say, 236.
lan, noticed and commended, 464.
Faur, William, his Memorable Days, 16.
Fellenberg school, 276; described by
ces of, noticed, 393; Indian, an Ameri- Filicaja, Vincenzo da, 381.
Flood, N. American tradition of the, 435.
ty by distance, 77.
Frederick de Algeroy, an American noy.
Frescoes, discovery of in Pompeii, 316.
merica, view of by Rawle, reviewed male Education, 269.
from, ib. et seqq.; her New Moral Hancock, governor, 17.
Hands, advantages of being without
Scotland, ih. ; appearance of Glasgow, Harlon, Dr Richard, notice of his Fauna
new quadruped, 277.
Harvard University, reform in, 209; ori-
nineteenth century, reviewed and com tion of the government, 211; applica-
162; its desullory character, ib. et seqq. lar report, 215; objections to it, 216
the German, ib. ; effect of the severity overseers, 217; appointment of a sec-
fessor, ib. ; medical professors, 340 ;
342; speech of Mr Pickering 343;
ion respecting the tutors commended,
ner's, translated by Professor Stuart, ence of government meetings, 377;
dubious character of the proposed
formed by officers at present not suffi-
270; occasion and contents of the jectionable, ib. ; experience of short-
ening the vacations, 379; inspection
cause in America, 2; its importance, marks on discipline, 380; objections
sor Frisbie's opinion, 442: the study of
universal grammar, 443: a taste for
443: Mr Pickering's reasons for sup-
posing that the classics are not suffi-
ciently studied at Cambridge not con-
ty of the poem, ib.; analysis of the sorship at Oxford, 448 : anecdote of
Helon's Pilgrimage to Jerusalem, a tale,
French revolution, ib.; anecdote of
the Road-side, reviewed, 121; Mr to rescue bim from the castle of Ol-
Landon, Miss, notice of her poems, 465.
Lectures on Female Education, by James
M. Garnett, noticed, 269; importance
109; Mr Peel, Mr Abercrombie, Mr tion of the work, ib.; instances of its
Lehigh river and coal mine, 36; curious
Lessing, new edition of his works, 355.
cerning its production by crystalliza-
Lincoln, Lionel, opinion of it in Black-
wood's Edinburgh Magazine, 467.
ton Allston's, 60; Brainard's, to the
Lives of the Novelists, reviewed, 406;
verley, 407 : doctrines concerning su-
of the work, 412.
Livingston, Edward, his penal code of
the author's arrival at Washington, ib.; Loans, English, their importance and in-
count of the Gardiner, 361; its origin, .
ib. ; progress, 362; advantages, 363 ;
from, 66, 179; Hyde-Park, ib.; statue
al, palace of the Retiro, equestrian
statue of Philip IV, museum of the Pra-
do, 425; public hospitals, 426; chapel
royal academies, 452: public libraries,