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accompanying change of mind which is essential to the existence of genuine faith. The Bible sense of justification is next considered and fixed; and thence the connexion betwixt the change of mind which God has wrought in the regenerated believer, and the change in the believer's condition before Him, is determined according to the Scriptures. This ends in the establishment of the doctrine of justification by faith only; with a clear understanding of its meaning. To this are naturally added, in the way of confirmation, an exposure of the chief corruptions of this fundamental doctrine of Christianity, and an answer to the chief objections against it. The four concluding sermons relate to the operation of faith in the sanctification of believers; how it moves and restrains them; how it calls into exercise and sustains all the other natural forces by which God designs to restrain and to move his people.

There is a vigorous grasp of intellect, and an originality of thought, as well as a depth of research, about these sermons, surpassing anything we have met with for a very long time. They are not milk for babes, but meat for men.

Dr. O'Brien is Archbishop King's Lecturer in Divinity in the University of Dublin. That university, though justly boasting many profound, and pious, and acute divines, may well be proud of her choice in the selection of such a professor as Dr. O'Brien. Excursions in New South Wales, Western Australia, and Van Diemen's

Land, during the years 1830 to 1833. By Lieutenant Breton, R.N. 1 vol. large 8vo.

It is well known to every impartial person who has had opportunities of judging of the actual capabilities of our Australian colonies, that most of the works hitherto published respecting them are likely, to a certain extent, to mislead the emigrant, by exciting in him hopes and expectations which, unless he have a very extraordinary share of luck, can never be fully realized. It is to be lamented, too, that they frequently convey but little of that direct practical information so essential to all who wish to decide for or against settling themselves in those distant regions. The intention of the very useful and satisfactory work now under consideration is to correct these mis-statements and supply these deficiencies, so as to save the emigrant a journey of sixteen thousand miles in order to obtain a just impression of the difficulties, as well as the advantages, which an establishment in these colonies holds out to the adventurous and enterprising. By a detailed account of all that the author personally experienced, during a four years' sojourn in this part of the globe, it enables any person who proposes to emigrate to form a pretty accurate idea of the several colonies, and to make a dispassionate estimate of their respective advantages and disadvantages; and though Lieutenant Breton's work holds out none of those dazzling, illusory promises which so often lead only to disappointment, it is very far from dissuading or discouraging such persons as are possessed of moderate capital, habits of agricultural labour, and energy to struggle with the privations and discomfort which necessarily wait upon a location in these wild and unreclaimed districts. Those who propose becoming settlers will find no point of material importance to their interests, or necessary for their information, omitted in this volume ; while to the general reader, also, it presents a large body of curious and interesting facts in the history and progress of a new country, its inhabitants and productions.

Mrs. Bray's Novels. New Edition, The novels of this accomplished lady have been spoken of in the highest terms, in the highest quarters; and the fact of their republication under their present popular form says more for their merit than any eulogium it

is in our power to bestow. Possessed of brilliant, and, if we may so term it, fearless imagination, Mrs.'Bray has ever chosen for her themes the truly dazzling periods of history, and embellished them with taste and feeling. De Foix" is perhaps the most perfect of her productions, the best arranged, the most skilfully managed, although we are aware that in certain quarters “ The Protestant" was the most favoured. It was published at a period of great political excitement, and read with avidity by all true church and state politicians. We will not take up a lady's gauntlet, else we could combat many points of this work, we think, with advantage to ourselves. But though we disapprove of much, we cannot withhold our praise from the ability displayed in this as well as in all Mrs. Bray's romances. She is a genuine enthusiast, and the spirit of truth and sincerity pervades all she does. You see at once that she writes as she feels, and this is no small praise. · Three sets of her novels are now before the public, in their improved form, which is singularly neat and elegant; and that, united to the praise we have so often and with so much pleasure bestowed on this lady's writings, is, we trust, a sufficient recommendation of her productions to our readers.

Moments of Idleness; or, a Peep into the World we call “ Ours.”

Some sophistry, some paradox, some assertions, more ingenious than true, may be found in the aphorisms which these pages contain ; but there is a great deal that is very true, and some shrewd and novel observations. The author is clever, and thinks, which is what very few people actually achieve; for nothing is more second-hand than the general run of thought. The following remark is very true :-“ We acquire wealth, not for the sake of being rich, but for the sake of being richer." It would be well if the next question were asked more frequently :-" We lose nothing by the success of others: why, then, envy ?"

Traits and Traditions of Portugal. By Miss Pardoe. 2 vols. We intended to have made honourable mention of these highly interesting volumes last month, but there were certain debts we were compelled to pay, which prevented our doing the fair lady justice instanter-Tant mieux pour elle ! for the remembrance of her stories has dwelt upon our memory in a singular manner. We have a clear recollection of the olive groves of sunny Portugal—of the wild and supernatural traditions of its mountains-of its superstitious, yet jovial priests-of the merry muleteers

of the useful and contented nuns-and, alas! that it should be so, of its uprooted vineyards and desolate dwellings. Miss Pardoe has written two most honest volumes honest in a double sense--honest in the recital, and honest in quantity; there is no ekeing out of stories, no useless waste of words to fill a certain number of leaves with a single idea; you are interested in the first page, and interested to the last. You say, “ Oh, dear! is the volume really finished ?" And it is not for some time after you have recovered your astonishment

“That birds of Paradise should swiftly fly," that you call to mirid the immensity of information and amusement you have derived from the lady's animated and delightful pen. We congratulate Miss Pardoe oja having produced a book apparently without having thought of book-njaking-and assure her, that the absence of that very knowledge has been of singular advantage to her. Those gossiping travellers who observe all things, and afterwards tell us naturally and unaffectedly all th ey observe, are worth their weight in gold. Miss Pardoe may be worth more than that; for we gather from her tomes that she is a fairy-footed lady, and we have heard but we beg her pardon; we forget that we are old, staid, sober men, having nothing to do with beauty, save to sit in judgment on its productions, and always too happy to meet with books so interesting as the “ Traits and Traditions," which we so cordially recommend to those who put faith in our decrees. We trust to meet the author again and again in the pleasant paths we have so pleasantly and so profitably trodden in her company. The Letters of Joseph Ritson, Esq. ; with a Memoir of the Author,

by Sir Harris Nicolas, K.C.M.G. 2 vols. 8vo. Thirty years have now elapsed since the grave closed over Joseph Ritson! He was a man distinguished for the acuteness of his judgment and the profoundness of his researches, both as a consulting barrister and a conveyancer. But his literary inquiries were by no means confined within the limits of the legal profession. He was one of the most successful of those by whom the investigation of old English literature and antiquities was cultivated in the latter part of the eighteenth century.

The bitter animosities which many of his unsparing criticisms naturally enough excited, at the time, in the breasts of those writers whom he sometimes attacked with a harshness which may most charitably be attributed to constitutional infirmity of temper, should now be suffered to subside. That his asperity did not spring from malignity of heart or disposition is best evidenced by the fact that he always readily admitted and maintained the great general merits of those authors (such as Percy, Warton, and Malone) upon whose mistakes he had commented most severely. In truth, the bitter tone of his remarks seems to have arisen (besides that he was not a Christian) more from an exaggerated estimate of the importance of obscure questions of antiquated lore, than from any of that personal animosity to which the galled parties seem to have ascribed it. Mr. Ritson was himself a laborious cultivator of the fields of British antiquity, and a successful gleaner of the neglected beauties of early English poetry. He published, among other works, “ Memoirs of the Celts or Gauls," “ Annals of the Caledonians," “ The Life of King Arthur," and various collections of fairy-tales, and old songs and ballads, with introductory dissertations and notes, in a style of then unwonted editorial accuracy and research. So far, however, from deriving any profit from his literary labours, he sacrificed a considerable portion of his private fortune in their pursuit, and was obliged to dispose of part of his library to maintain himself in the last year of his life. The public is indebted to his nephew, Mr. Frank, for the publication of the present curious and interesting collection of his correspondence.

The Odes of Anacreon. “ It may, however, be asked,” says Mr. Usher, the translator of the volume before us, “what room, since the edition of Broomet Fawkes, (whose version, it is probable, will never be equalled,) is left for the present attempt? The editor, pleading only the common property which all moderns possess in the productions of illustrious antiquity, is desirous to record the humble testimony of his admiration of this most facetious genius of gone times.” With a spirit as judicious as his declaration, Mr. Usher has performed his task. The quaint, playful merriment of the “ vinous old Greek" has been imbibed; and the simplicity of a sentiment has never been destroyed by the meretricious ornaments of language, or alloyed by the wandering conceits of the translator's mind-faults but too common with those who have presumed to translate Anacreon.

LIST OF NEW PUBLICATIONS. Brambletye House, by Horace Smith, Esq., The Poems of John Galt, now first collected, forming the Tenth monthly set of Colburn's 8vo. 58. Modern Novelists, a selection of the best . Douce's Dissertations on Holbein's Dance works of fiction from the pens. of living of Death, with 55 Wood-cuts, 8vo. 218. writers, price only 48. per vol., bound in Three Weeks in Palestine, 2d edition, with morocco cloth.

additions, 19mo, 3s. History of Croydon, by G. Steinman, 8vo.' Tour of the American Lakes, and among 18s.

the Indians, by C. Colton, 2 vols. 8vo. 188. Crotch's Elements of Musical Composition, Rev. J. H. Newman's History of the Arians 2d edition, 4to. 12s.

of the Fourth Century, 8vo. 10s. 6d. New Year's Gift and Juvenile Souvenir, Heath's Book of Beauty for 1834, edited by edited by Mrs. A. A. Watts, fcp. 8vo. 8s.

Lady Blessington, 8vo. 218. ; large paper, Illustrations of the Botany, &c. of the Hi. 21. 12s. 6d. malaya Mountains, by F. Royle, Part I., royal • The Natural History of Humming Birds, by 4to. ls.

Sir William Jardine, fcp. 8vo. 14s. Memoirs of Pellico, 2d edition, 18mo. 4s. 6d. The Reform, being “the Member” and “the

Conchologist's Companion, 2d edit., 12mo. Radical," by John Galt, 12mo. 98. 6s. 6d.

The Sacred Annual, being the 4th edition of Bellamy's New Translation of the Bible, Montgomery's Messiah, illustrated with 12 4to., Part V., 16s. .

Fac-similes of original Pictures by Martin, Howitt's History of Priestcraft, 2d edition, &c., 8vo. 258. velvet; 21. 28. velvet gilt. including his Vindication, 18mo. 58. 6d.

Childe Roeliff's Pilgrimage, 3 vols. 12mo. 158. Keepsake, 1834, 21s. silk; 21. 12s. 6d. large Frances Berrain, 3 vols. 12mo. 18s. paper.

Landscape Illustrations of the Waverley Lectures on the History and Principles of Novels, 3 vols. 8vo. 31. 38. Painting, by Thomas Phillips, Esq., R, A., The Poetry of Birds, extracted from various 8vo. 13s,

authors, with 22 coloured illustrations, by a On Man, his Motives, &c. &c., by William Lady, 4to. 21s. Bagshaw, 2 vols. 12mo. 16s.

Hansard's Parliamentary Debates, 3d series. History of the Waldenses, by the Rev. A. Vol. XIX., 8vo. 30s. ; 11. 13s. 6d. hf.-bd. Blair, 2 vols. 8vo. 2ls.

Hannah More's Works, Vol. I., 12mo. 58. The History of Wales, by Caradoc of Llan. The Miscellany of Natural History, by Sir carvan; translated into English by Dr. Powell;

Thomas D, Lauder and Captain Brown, Vol. revised and corrected by R, Llwyd, 8vo. 14s. I., Parrots, 12mo. 6s.

Principles of Political Economy, by G. P. Bos's Grecian Antiquities, translated by Scrope, fcp. 8vo. 78.

Barber, 12mo. 4s. 6d. Library of Useful Knowledge: Lives of Dilemmas of Pride, by the author of "First Eminent Persons, 8vo. 10s.

Love,” 3 vols. post 8vo. 278. Trevelyan, by the Author of “ Marriage in A Treatise on Roads, by Sir Henry Parnell. High Life,” 3 vols. post 8vo. Il. lls. 6d.

8vo., plates, 21s. Madden's Travels in the East, 2 vols. post An Essay on the Roman Villas of the Au. 8vo., 2d edition, 18s.

gustan Age, by Thomas Moule, 8vo. 14s. bds.

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LITERARY REPORT.

PRESENT STATE OF PORTUGAL.--A more comprehensive view of the condition, resources, and general characteristics of Portu. gal than has been hitherto given in this country is promised in a work that has been long under preparation by Mr. Robert Scott, a gentleman who is known to the public by more than one previous literary performance, and who has been for several years a close observer of Portugal and its inhabitants, both in their external and domestic relations. In addition to the results of his own local expe. rience, it has been his object to collect and condense everything of value and authority that has been written in modern days on the Portuguese nation, so as to render his work

of reference ; whilst a variety of curious and characteristic anec. dotes will enliven its pages. The publication will form two handsome volumes ; and sub

scribers' names, we believe, are now being received by the booksellers.

Will be published in December, a “ Bibliographical Catalogue of Works privately Printed;" including such as have emanated from the Roxburghe, Bannatyne, and Maitland Clubs, and the private Presses at Straw. berry Hill, Auchinleck, Darlington, Lee Priory, Newcastle upon Tyne, and Broadway ; by John Martin, F.L.S.

Mr. D. Boileau has in the press "A Few Remarks upon Mr. Hayward's Prose Translation of Goethe's Faust ;' with additional Observations on the Difficulty of Translating German Works in general."

“The Story without an End," translated from the German, by Sarah Austin, and embellished with Wood Engravings, from Designs by Harvey

Mrs. s. C. Hall is preparing a Novel for

publication, to be called "The Outlaw." The time she has chosen is the latter part of James the Second's reign; and the scene varies from England to Ireland and France.

“ The Celebrated Women of all Countries, their Lives and Portraits,” by the Duchess of Abrantès and Count Straszewicz ; in monthly Parts.

" Narrative of a Tour in the United States, British America, and Mexico, to the Mines of Real del Monte, Cuba, &c.,” by H. Tudor, Esq.

Mr. Curtis is preparing for publication a new “ Map of the Eye,” after the manner of the Germans, and a “Synoptical Chart of the various Diseases of the Eye,” as a companion to his " Map and Chart of the Ear."

“ The Book of Science," a familiar intro. duction to the principles of Natural Philo. sophy, with wood engravings.

A revised edition of the “ Analysis of the Constitution of the East India Company and of the Indian Governments, &c., under the new Charter."

"An Essay on the Roman Villas of the Au.

gustan Age, &c., discovered in Great Britain," by Thomas Moule.

“ The Book of the Unveiling," an Exposi. tion, with Notes.

Mr. Brady, late of the Stamp Office, has announced a “ Summary of the Stamp Duties," alphabetically arranged; comprising the Duties payable under all the Stamp Acts now in force, with the most recent alterations, &c.

Mr. Schloss has issued a German prospectus of a work, two volumes of which are pubJished, entitled the " Correspondence of Goethe and Zelter ;" the latter a musician of eminence, and a great friend of Goethe's. The work is to form six large 8vo. volumes.

The second part of Goodwin's “ Domestic Architecture ;" the letter-press by W. H. Leeds, Esq.

“ Travelling Mems. during a Tour through Belgium, Rhenish Prussia, &c.," by T. Dyke,

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FINE ARTS. THE ARTISTS' AND AMATEURS' CONVERSAZIONI. The winter season has led to the meetings of the Artists and Amateurs,

one at the Freemasons' Tavern, the other (distinguished as “ the City ") at the London Coffee-house. We have attended both with considerable pleasure and no slight profit. Such associations are to be encouraged ; they lead to much good-bringing together, as they do, the professors and the lovers of art. That which meets in the city does “ special service to the state," in creating taste where there is much wealth, and making trade walk hand in hand with refinement. Many are the rich collections east of Temple Bar that would make the lords of the West blush at their poorly stocked portfolios ; and we are aware that from the Conversazione some of their richest gems have been taken away. That at the Freemasons' Tavern is the senior; and, if we may judge from the first meeting of the year, its youth is to be renewed, and it is to appear again in activity and vigour, The tables were crowded with works of art of all kinds and of all sizes, from the full length to the miniature- from the weighty folio to the inchsquare missal—from the marble bust to the wee cameo. The members should bear in mind, however, that the chief advantage to be derived from such institutions consists in the opportunity they afford to artists to exhibit their own works, either complete, or in design, or in progress. Many a useful hint may be gathered from the remarks to which they may be subjected ; and although they will not follow the example of the painter in the market-place, and act upon the thousand and one “improvements' that may be suggested, they will not act unwisely if they hear them all. We shall, from time to time, attend these meetings, and report to our readers thereupon.

Illustrations to the Keepsake for 1834, We have, on more than one occasion, alluded to the advantage which Mr. Heath possesses over his competitors in the Annual race. The engravings of the pictures which decorate his volumes are always good, and often perfect. The frontispiece, “ Mary,” from a painting by Boxall, if it have a fault, is perhaps too highly finished, --it is worked up almost to the

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