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he was equally ready to extend the same privilege to others. He was humane and generous to all, and when persecuted for his opinions, he displayed the most admirable patience and forbearance. He was a lover of peace, and in his intercourse with the savages, he has afforded to all succeeding generations a beautiful opportunity to learn how strong a principle pure benevolence is, and how successfully it may be employed in ruling and regulating the wildest passions.

5.-Simms' Monthly Magazine - March, 1845. Charleston : Burges &


Every thing from our friend, Dr. Simms, meets with favor from us, and everything emanating from his publishers here, our mutual friends Messrs. Burges & James, affords us the highest satisfaction. We give commendation to both editor and publisher. Dr. Simms needs, however, nothing at our hands; he has too brilliant and well established a reputation, both North and South, for this. We rejoice for him to win and wear the laurel. As brother editors, it is meet that we sympathize with each other. It is a feeling worthy of the republic of letters. Once for all the “Quarterly" extends to its neighbor, the “Monthly," the right hand of fellowship and affection.


6.-Essays on Domestic Industry; or, an Enquiry into the expediency of

establishing Cotton Manufactures in South-Carolina. By Wm.

GREGG. Charleston : Burges & James. 1845. We have not the time or space, at this moment, to express our opinion of the merits of Mr. Gregg's “Essays.” It belongs to the South, and to South-Carolina in particular, to give the whole subject of manufactures a patient consideration. Our minds are not yet made up. We reserve the pamphlet before us until our next No., where we hope to enter at large into the whole question. We have a large quantity of material within our reach. We shall endeavor to make good use of it.


7.-The Romance of Life, a Historical Lecture, delivered before the

Georgia Historical Society by ROBERT M. CHARLTON. Savannah: E. C. Councell. 1845.

We thank Mr. Charlton for his exquisite address. There is “romance" in this world of our's. We feel it-know it. The world of fact is as inexhaustible as the world of fiction. History and every day life have their tender and their touching realities. Give us the warm


Correspondence of Mr. Ralph Izard.


imagination which arrays these realities in all their simplicity, and warms up with them our sympathies and our hearts. There is something legitimate in this sympathy which employs itself upon real objects. Other sympathy is a sickly hot-house plant. The name of Charlton in connection with the address before us, is 'sufficient; it speaks a volume-speaks more than anything from us could speak.

8.-Correspondence of Mr. Ralph Izard of South Carolina, from the

year 1779 to 1804, with a short memoir. Vol. I. New-York: C. S. Francis & Co. 1844.

MR. IZARD occupies a prominent position in the affairs of SouthCarolina and of the United States. He was an actor in many of the most interesting epochs of our history, and always won for himself a brilliant reputation. South-Carolina has few names she can hold in higher esteem, and it must be gratifying to our citizens that the present publication has been attempted. We do not question that it will meet with large success.

9.- European

Agriculture and Rural Economy, from personal observation. By HENRY COLMAN. Boston: Arthur D. Phelps. London : Wiley & Putnam. 1844.

This work is to be completed in ten serial numbers, of which we have the first two before us. It is to be issued every other month, and we commend it to the attention of agriculturists as one of the most interesting productions of the day. The name of Henry Colman, the great American agriculturist, is itself authority, and will give the work currency, and a passport to confidence, every where. The first number contains an exceedingly interesting account of Mr. Colman's agricultural tour through Europe.

10.-Life and Correspondence of Thomas Arnold, D. D. By ARTHUR

P. STANLEY, M. A. Two volumes in one New-York: D.
Appleton & Co. 1845.

The Edinburgh Review for January, 1845, has bestowed a lengthy article upon the volume before us, to which we would refer the reader. We would rather, however, refer him to the work of Dr. Arnold himself. The letters in it are written upon the greatest variety of subjects, religious, literary, political, social and scientific. They come down almost to the period of his death in 1842. In the appendix we have his

"Travelling Journals,” containing descriptions of his tours through Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, Scotland, Rome, Naples, etc. etc., which are deeply interesting. Dr. Arnold was the author of numerous works, on Theology, History, and Philology. His miscellaneous productions were also very considerable.

11.- An Introduction to the History of the Revolt of the American Colo

nies. By GEORGE CHALMERS. 2 vols. Boston: J. Munroe & Co. 1845.

MR. CHALMERS was for a long period employed in the ministerial departments of England, where he would of course have access to all the public records which might not be permitted to others. Although full of partialities and prejudices against the American people, he has furnished a valuable work upon their history. The present publication is one of our author's later efforts. It covers the period of our colonial history from the granting of the first charter of Virginia to the reign of George III.

12.-Principles of Medical Jurisprudence, with so much of Anatomy,

Physiology, Pathology, and the Practice of Medicine and Surgery,
as are essential to be known by Lawyers, Coroners, Magistrates,
Officers of the Army, Navy, etc. By WILLIAM A. Guy, M. B.,
Physician to King's College Hospital, etc., etc. First American
Edition, edited by C. A. LEE, M. D. New-York: Harper &
Brothers. 1845.

DR. LEE has done eminent service to the medical and legal professions of the United States by the republication of this admirable work on medical jurisprudence. The extensive and valuable additions he has made to it from the highest American authorities, adapting it to the wants of the American student, will doubtless hereafter cause it to be regarded as a text-book in this country.

13.-Sparks' Letters on Episcopacy. Boston: James Munroe & Co.


This is a second edition, emanating from Charleston, of a controversial, theological work first published about twenty years ago. We read it when it first appeared, and, a second time, when the new edition was issued. Like all the works of its author, it is learned and able, and to those who agree with him in opinion, it is satisfactory. Its

recent re-publication has been caused, we presume, by the theories respecting apostolical succession, which have, for some time past, been agitating the Christian public, both in Great Britain and the United States. We do not believe the subject has been handled in a more masterly manner by any theologian, on the anti-apostolical succession side of the question, than by Professor Sparks; and to those who are curious to see what can be said on this interesting topic, by an author advocating his peculiar views of theology and ecclesiastical jurisprudence, the work recommends itself by its intrinsic merits.

14.-1. Proceedings of the Court for the Trial of Right Rev. Benj.

T. Onderdonk, D. D, Bishop of New-York.
2. A Statement of Facts and Circumstances connected with the Trial.

3. Opinions of the Minority of the Court.

4. The Trial Tried. By Lucius. That an age of boasted refinement and intelligence, such as our's, should, among the numerous indelicate and licentious publications to which it has successively given birth, have fostered and encouraged the circulation of such pamphlets as the above, is, to an ordinarily sensitive mind, a most humiliating and reluctant confession. Still more unfortunate is it, that publishers should have been found so regardless of individual private feelings, so reckless as to the influence of published works upon public morals, and so wedded to the "dollar and cent” philosophy of the times, as to cater for the depraved tastes and appetites of that large clsss of mankind, erroneously denominated "the reading public,” for the sake of pecuniary emolument, at the expense of the higher considerations to which we have adverted. E. H.





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We are obliged to the Publishers for the January number of each.

EDITORIAL NOTE. We have been crowded with matter in this number. Those who have been left out must pardon us. We have had to leave out our index, condense our critical notices and reject several interesting ones. If the publishers--particularly the Messrs. Appleton-and authors will pardon us, we shall give them all attention in our next,—we shall atone for all faults.

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