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cal De Lamartine and the accurate RobioCARLYLE's Life of SCHILLER, has also son have so lately left in the same sacred been published by the Appletons, as a lands, to say nothing of a host of lightvolume of their Literary Miscellany. Of footed travelers of every grade of merit. the excellence of this biography of one of He has suggested a new route of the exode the greatest of modern poets, by one of the of Israel from Egypt. Also, from the same, most original of modern English critics, it “ The Sufferings of Christ,” by a Laymanis unnecessary to speak. It is one of Car- and “ Abercrombie's Miscellaneous Es. lyle's earlier works, possessing all the says.” Anything from the “ inquirer congrace, nearly all the strength, with very cerning the Intellecual Powers" is reada. little of the obliquity, of his later style. It ble, and will be read. and the “Life of Burns” are his purest specimens of English.

Mrs. Grant's Memoirs of an Ameri. WILEY & PUTNAM. We have Nos. 3 can Lady, form a third of the Series—a and 4 of the Foreign Library, embracing very readable and well-known book, form- “ THE RHINE," by Victor Hugo, the erlý in great repute, and still interesting lion horror-monger of the modern French -perhaps more so than ever—as a pictu- draina. These however are sketchy and resque sketching of the old Colonial times pleasant tales, and the reader, fortunately in New York State before the Revolution, for once, is not necessitated to prepare hin. when the ancient Dutch families settled self for a fit of the cold-shivers, but right in by the noble Hudson, and through the heartily may resign himself to the lead of rich valley of the Mohawk. It will be a piquant and graceful companion. Nos. read many times yet.

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34 and 35 of the series of “Books which Of WARREN's Law STUDIES, and the are Books," are parts 1 and 2 of the Life of beautiful re-print of Cary's translation of the great“ Condé," by Lord Mahon. Every Dante, we shall speak hereafter.

one who loves to read of the “rush and

glory of war," will find enough of it here. Saxton & KELT, of Boston, have fol. No. 3 of the Library of American Bcoks lowed suit successfully in the publication is Poe's new volume, “ The Raven and cto. of a popular series of standard works, er Poems,” of which we shall take occas. 2a “ THE LIGHTS AND SHADOWS OF Scot

to express our opinion at another time. Tish LiFE,” by Professor Wilson, is a Mrs. Kirkland's (Mary Clavers') new buck book known to every one, and as widely —“Western Clearings”-is the last issue of admired as it is known. The tales are of “ The American Series." It is a deligatu! unequal merit; but some of them are among volume, less ambitious than her former sti. the most beautiful in the language.

umes—and not indeed equal to them-bot “The Forresters,” and “ The Trials of full of that minute picturing of incident Margaret Lindsay,” Nos. 2 and 3 of their and character among the settlements, in series, have been far less read among us which she has excelled all other writers. than “ The Lights and Shadows,” but are She cannot but be reckoned among the most in every respect of equal interest, with the graceful and skillful of American female advantage of being continuous narratives, writers. We shall speak of her again. “ The Trials” is a particularly touching narrative-altogether native to stern old Scotland.

PAINE AND BURGEşs, TUPPER's Poems have also been pub- Have sent us two or three light works. lished in an elegant form, by the same TRIPPINGS IN AUTHOR-LAND, by Fanny house. They have not appeared before in Forrester, is the first public appearance in this country.

book-form, of a lady-writer who has al.

ready shown herself at home among the THE HARPERS,- We have received in Graces (in style,) and by cultivating someone large volume the famous Sermons of thing more of strength and depth-earnesto Dr. Blair. There is no fear that the pub- ness enough she has—may place herself lishers will be accused of having given us among the first authoresses of the country. too much of a good thing at once in this We are a little anxious to watch what case, though they have offered five vol

course she takes. umes in one. These discourses are cer- PRAIRIEDOM; or Rambles and Scramtainly among the most elegant written in bles, (we think that is the euphonious aid the English language. We have, from the classic title,) in Texas or New Estroma

dura, is worthless. The vagrant may have “ OBSERVATIONS ON THE EAST,” by Dr. seen something ; but he did not know how Durbin, late President of Dickinson Col- to express it, and still less how to forin an lege. This is a learned writer, who to our opinion. surprise has been foştunate in throwing Norman's Rambles by Land and I asomething of the charm of freshness over his ter-of which more when we can find time survey of the Holy Land, even though to read it.

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