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that, though earnest, zealous and indignant, he dejask, then, every true friend of the Army if “ A Subsires to be respectful and just. Yet he is fearless altern" should not rather be judged by his motives and independent, and when he thinks the circum- and the merits of his pieces than by their tone ; if stances warrant it, we give him the liberty of plain- he should not rather be encouraged and commended ly uttering his sentiments. The tone of a writer for his zeal and independence, than censured for his is an inherent part of his style and a nice discrimi- harsh epithets.” nator of tones would strip of its essence the style It is well known that the lower house of Conof some of the greatest worthies of English Lite-gress have already passed a bill for a general rerature. Pope, Swift and a host of others did not duction of the pay of the Army. In reference to pause to weigh their words, when they were en- the resources of the country and that standard of listed warmly in a favorite cause. Even the mild comfort, personal and domestic, which should be and dignified Secretary Addison would have been kept up, as long as we can possibly afford it, there excited to unwonted indignation, in pointing out is scarcely a public agent in the whole Union who such abuses as are now destroying our Army and is paid too much. Yet our expenditures are often bringing farther injustice upon the innocent suffer- proportionately enormous. This arises from superers under them. A writer is naturally more wronght numeraries and incidental perquisites. Retrenchupon than his readers : his temperament, too, may ment should strike at the redundance of agents, be very, very different from theirs and ours,—and not the compensation. The soldier, even in peace, we can not possibly undertake to emasculate com- has privations and discomforts that demand our munications sent to the Messenger, to suit the sup- sympathy and liberality : yet one branch of Conposed, or expressed taste of those who may not so gress have already abridged his means of procurenter into the feelings and circumstances of the ing enjoyment, and virtually doomed many to celiwriter as to excuse his warmth, or perhaps his se- bacy and perpetual dependence on their “pay." verity. At the same time, we hold ourselves re- “A Subaltern" has shown that our Staff is so out sponsible for a strict conformity with the rules of of proportion to what it was and should be, that if decency and propriety. If there be nothing offend- the Line were annihilated, some twenty-seren Stal ing against these, we may permit another to say officers would still be doing as efficient service as things in a tone different from that which we would at this moment. He has also shown that the Staff adopt ; for all men's temperaments are not alike of the British Army costs one twenty-eighth of the and we erect no Procrustean bed for the writers expense of the whole Army; whilst the Staff of for the Messenger.

our Army costs nearly one-fifth of the expense of We like a sprightly, spicy writer, warmed up by the whole. Can European military establishments his subject, even though he may sometimes pour do with a less efficient Staff than our own? “A forth a sharp volley. But we do not think that “A Subaltern” points out modes of effecting greaSubaltern” is obnoxious to the “ decided disappro- ter saving, by proper retrenchment in the Staff, bation" of the Council of Administration of Fort Quartermaster and Ordnance Departments, than

We may not be, can not be, as familiar as the contemplated reduction by Congress will they with that tone, which the social intercourse amount to. The Army requires an advocate, and the regular and necessary subordination exist- and a channel. The Messenger will be glad to ing in the Army engender and demand. We know render it any service and will continue to mainthat it is proverbially courteous and gentlemanly : tain its interests. We would like the last word, yet it should be proud and independent ;-never on the last page of the last Messenger, to be in decringing, or obsequious. “A Subaltern," we suppose, fence of some great interest of our country, someis well acquainted with all these things; and with thing patriotic, something AMERICAN. a full sense of his responsibility, he gives his sentiments tone and embodiment. In this, we allow

EDITORIAL REMARKS. him and all others considerable latitude. We are

It will be observed that in the present number there is perfectly sure, however, that he does not intend to not as much so called “light matter" as usual. But there “indulge in harsh epithets” towards his brother are pieces of a general, popular character, which we by officers. They hold offices, which he believes will be taken as good substitutes. In the critiques akna to be superfluous, under a system of policy which come from various quarters, there is great contrariety. he condemns; but he speaks of the offices and

Some desire more lightness; others more solidity. The

difficulty is to combine these, so as to get the golden the system ; and only introduces the incumbents, mean." As the Messenger is a large periodical, it is boped when necessary to enforce and illustrate matters that each reader will find something adapted to bis taste, that otherwise would be too abstract to have suffi- and that recollecting the various tastes of subscribers, te cient weight.

will not expect the whole work to be made up for him. We If the abuses known to exist in the Army, and have some interesting tales, travels, &c., on hand, w has a

will be dispersed through the next number. the causes of the great expense attending it, be

The great Literary question of the day is undoubted!: correctly pointed out by “ A Subaltern,” it is plain the International Copyright, involving all the means ani that opposition will be arrayed against him. We'appliances of producing and fostering a National Literature.

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The Messenger has gladly devoted much space to the full in the faithful discharge of this imperative obligadiscnssion of this important subject; and we invite attention, to “ veto” the application of this work for the tion to the able and instructive articles of Mr. Simms, and “ A friend to letters," and to all that we publish on similar consideration of the public, and to cause it to pass topics. Mr. Simms' aim is to sist the subject thoroughly; the ordeal of our unbiassed criticism. We regret and it will be found that he does not confine himself to the that our limited space will prevent our giving as Bere expediency of an International Copyright Law; but extended a notice of the work as we might wish, enlarges upon our great desideratum, and dives into literary therefore we will only review its more prominent history, to illustrate and enforce his views. His first letter

parts. contained a succinct history of our literature and of the foreign causes operating against it-and also of its astonish.

In the first place, it is proper that we should ing progress abroad; the second, the history of book pub- state, that having no acquaintance with Mr. Shakslisting among us, and how it was influenced by the present peare, when we condemn what we conceive to be condition of copyright, to the detriment of the anthor. the “fluency with which nonsense trickles from These subjects involved others incidentally, as well of pub- his pen,” he must not attribute it to any personal lic morals as of policy. The present letter discusses the dislike to him on our part, but rather reproach himright of the author to his productions, -viewing it from the self with his own folly in causing his dramatic efhighest grounds and applying to it intrinsic and legiti. Date standards. Even should the old standards of right and fusions to aspire to the dignity of type. En pasproperty prove to be insufficient, which is by no means ad-sant, we would remark, that the engravings of the mitted, justice and morality require that new ones elevated work, which have been finely executed by R. W. and appropriate should be erected. The highest praise we Weir, Esq, compared to the work itself, are as have yet received was from our respected contemporary of

“ Hyperion to a Satyr." a leading journal in Philadelphia, who said, “ the Messenger is nearly the only American periodical in the Union.”

Mr. Shakspeare, totally disregarding every thing To promote a proud, abiding, self-relying National Spirit, like the feelings of an American, has passed over and its friend, creator and preserver, a National Literature, all the time-honored portions of his own country, is certainly our guiding principle. Thanks to those who which furnish such ample themes for dramatic comhave perceived and commended it. In our next we shall give the Ghost and Fish stories, and position, and has thought proper to choose " Elsiother selections from the letters of Pliny the Younger,– nore” in Denmark as the "scene" for his play ; a together with sketches of a visit to the moon, by a distinc place which, owing to its great distance from us, guished author, and other interesting productions. we can have no sympathy with any thing that ever

transpired in it. But this is not the only privilege which our author has taken. Presuming upon

what he conceives to be the entire ignorance of

the people of his own land of the “ manners and Notices of New voorks.

customs” of other countries, he has the extreme modesty to present us with the following, as “Scene

1st” in his play: HALET, A PLAY, BY WM. SHAKSPEARE. Part I.--Act 1.

Elsinore. A platform before the castle. Francisco on H. W. Hewet. New York, 1844.

his post." The illustrated Edition of Shakspeare, humorously no- Francisco on his post! Now we do wonder ticed below, deserves, as it has unequivocally received, the whether Mr. Shakspeare lays “ the flattering uncencouragement of the public. It is edited by an eminent tion to his soul,” that he can so impose upon the sebolar, Gulian C. Verplanck, Esq.; the illustrations are designed, selected and arranged by Robt. W. Weir, an enlightened people of this country, as to make artist of acknowledged taste, and is brought out in fine them believe that the inhabitants of Denmark restyle by the publisher, H. W. Hewei. Its design is simi- side on posts! or that every schoolboy in this land lar to that of the Harpers' illuminated Bible, which we don't know that Francisco was one of the strongest are glad to learn is amply remunerating the enterprise of

men in our Revolution ; that he lived and died the publishers. We have heard it related, that John Rancolph declared that next to the Bible, Shakspeare was the here, and never was in Denmark in the whole best and greatest book extant; and in certain ingenious course of his life! Literary pyramids we have seen, the Bible was the basis Again. Not content with giving us such a md Shakspeare next. The publishers of these two great statement of the mode of residence in other counpictorial works seem to be carrying out these ideas and tries, he seeks to “steep our senses in forgetfulness” their works, barring all their faults, redound to the taste, of it, by giving us another ; after the perusal of skill and enterprise of those engaged in them.

[Ed. Mess. which, we think any person who knows a hawk

from a handsaw, must conclude that the author Mr. Randolph has very kindly placed in our

should be whipped for overdoing Termagant: it

outherods Herod. hands, (after paying him for it,) Part I., Act 1. of this work, for us "to lay on our table.”

Bernardo. Who's there? As it is a duty, incumbent upon every Reviewer,

Francisco. Nay, answer me, stand and unfold thyself.” to recommend as they appear only works of taste We can very well imagine how the merchant, and ability to the perusal of the public, we are led' at the polite request of his fashionable customer, who is desirous of purchasing something from the ARITHMETIC, Divested of its Difficulties. For the use of Metropolitan city of sunny France, can unfold a

Schools and Academies. By FREDRICK A, P. BABNARD,

M. A., Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy piece of cloth, or even cassimere ; but just think

in the University of Alabama. Tuscaloosa : Woodruff & of a man's being requested to “stand” and “.

"unfold

Olcott, 1843. himself!"

Elementary school books are seldom the appropriate sub0! it offends us to the very soul to be forced to jects of criticism, but this one has peculiar claims upon peruse such a production, which, (not to speak it our attention, It emanates from a section of the Union, profanely,) can but make the skilful laugh. After the South-west, which not long ago was in the possession reading a little further we find our author causes the wonderful progress which, in all things else, has been

of aboriginal tribes, and therefore it marks, intellectually, a Ghost to enter” and pass before some individu- going on there. The State of Alabama has sprung up into als whom he represents as holding a watch, whether commercial and political importance with Minerva-like gold or silver, lever or lepine, he does not in- precocity, and report speaks not unfavorably of her advanceform us.

ment in science and literature. The University, at Tus

caloosa, is a richly endowed and flourishing institution, Hor. What art thou ? By heaven I charge thee speak. with a learned and efficient Faculty, and has already sent Mar. It is offended.

forth many graduates of scholarship and talent, as an inBer. See! it stalks away.

tellectual leaven among the people of the State. Mobile Mar. Thus, twice before, and jump at this dead hour. sends forth her Educational Journal, and already books With martial stalk, hath he gone by our watch.

have begun to be written, printed and published in places,

which, but “a few moons” since, were the homes of the Now, dear reader, we would ask in all candor Creek and the Cherokee. Such is the book before us, and if it requires any undue portion of mental acumen, we regard it with interest in this point of view. But it to perceive the arrant plagiarism which our author presents other and better claims to our favorable notice. has here so manifestly committed. In fact, the

Arithmetic, simple as it seems, is a science in which

there are many mysteries. Who has ever fathomed the only difference that we can perceive is in his sub- occult meanings of the figure 3, or the prophetic capacities stituting the name “Ghost” for “Witch," and in of the figure 7? The number 9 has also some properties causing it to disappear with a “martial stalk," which are curious and well nigh inexplicable. Why should (corn stalk would not be romantic enough!)instead the sum of all the figures of any number divided by 9 leave of that implement of the housewife—the broom

the same remainder as the number itself divided by 9? Bat stick, as did those of whom we read, in the early able power which some persons have possessed over their

the most curious truth concerning numbers is the remarkhistory of Salem, and from which Mr. Shakspeare combination and solution. Zerah Colburn, from his inhas so obviously filched his idea.

fancy, could solve intuitively any arithmetic problem, bomIn reading further, we find the author still harps ever enlarged or intricate. A son of Judge Clayton of on that watch, which he spoke of being held, in Georgia possessed a similar capacity: and there are many the commencement of the play, and which it ap- not extend to the higher mathematics; and was inexplica

other instances of a like character. But the power did pears was afterwards severely injured by Hor. and ble even by its possessors. Colburn, in some works on Mar. Instance the following:

Arithmetic, attempted to explain it upon the principle of

induction, but he only simplified the science, and rendered “ Hor. Break we our watch up, and by my advice. it easier of acquisition. Mar. Let's do't I pray."

Upon the plan introduced by Colburn, several works And now in concluding this “Part I., Act 1,” in forming accurate and expert arithmeticians. Bat they

have been written, which have been eminently successful we perceive a degree of inconsistency, which we have generally been wanting in conciseness and preciswa, humbly conceive to be entirely inconsistent with or hare followed too exclusively the method of their origi good dramatic writing. In his exordium, he rep- nal. For their ready comprehension, much of the peculiar resents Hamlet, ( a young man whose father was instinct of Colburn is necessary, which few pupils possess

. so unfortunate as to get something in his ear and The proper plan for an elementary Arithmetic is to employ

induction extensively in the illustration of fundamental died,) as the Prince of Denmark; and yet, in the principles, and gradually then to unite demonstration with conclusion of only the 1st Act, we find that he's induction. This is the method pursued by Professor Barnothing more than a dissatisfied Watchmaker! To nard in the present treatise, and he has succeeded admiraprove that this assertion of ours is not a gratuitous bly in divesting the science of the difficulties with which

it has hitherto been beset. We know no work which, for one, we give the following extract :

the simplicity of its arrangement, the brevity and get Hamlet. The time is out of joint."

clearness of its definitions, the force and aptness of its

examples, and the happy union of the analytic and sya. (alluding no doubt to the Watch which Hor. and thetic methods, is better suited for our common schools, et Mar. broke up.)

more readily calculated to lead a youthsul mind, by pro

gressive examples, from the comprehension of simple facts “O! cursed spite

to the general principles under which they form theinselves That ever I was born to set it right."

harmoniously into a science. The University of Alabasa Having now fully exposed this “ Part I., Act 1" has done well in adopting this book as one of the requisi

tions for admission into that institution. to the fire of our criticism, Mr. Shakspeare and

Professor Barnard deserves well of the public for having his works must melt into a mere epithet. prepared this treatise. Few men possess better qualifica

i S. tions for such a work. He is extensively koowa as a

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enthusiastic and laborious devotee to the several branches ! We have not yet clearly ascertained whether Seatsfield of mathematical science. Some years ago he occupied a is a native German or a native American. Both have been tutorship in Yale College, and was regarded by Professors asserted. He may be one of Mr. Mackay's “ popular deSilliman and Olmstead as one of the most promising young lusions." Certain it is that he is very familiar with our men of science in our country. Since his connection country. Of course he colors pretty highly; but is just, in with the University of Alabama, he bas reflected honor the main, and so impartial that he makes each of his chaapon that institution, and by various philosophic publica- racters speak and act consistently with himself. The tions has contributed to the advancement of science and Courtships of George Howard and Ralph Dougbby repreletters. Recently the trustees have placed under his man- sent scenes in the South-west, and give quite striking poragement one of the best furnished Observatories in our traitures of many domestic and political scenes in the new country, with an unusually large transit-circle, and several portions of our country. Such descriptions of the life of superior telescopes ; and we have every reason to expect a Southern planter so widely circulated in the North can from Professor Barnard, if not new and important dis- do us no harm, and we rejoice that something of a service coveries, at least observations and calculations, of the ut- has thus been rendered us. Seatsfield, or Saatsfeld has but most importance to science, and which will make Tusca- recently become known to our public. The German critics, loosa, so to speak, the astronomical capital of the South- Mundt and Schlegel, are said to have spoken in highest praise west, equal advantages existing nowhere else in that sec- of his productions. The tremendous puffing that preceded tion for the promotion of the more elevated branches of their appearance in this country prepared the way for a great practical philosophy, and astronomers in other parts of the speculation, of which we suppose the publishers are reapworld having to rely upon the reckonings there made for ing the benefit. We have already expressed our distrust of much indispensable information. The book before us, the cheapness of some of the cheap publications. The Praithough humble in its character, when compared with these rie-Bird, quite a large novel, lies on our lap, at 25 cents ;things, is no less creditable to its author, and we regard it whilst 50 cents have procured only 4 parts of Seatsfield, not only as an evidence of his capacity for scientific pur. containing a little more than half as much as the former. saits in general, but as furnishing to the youth of Alabama | This illustrates, however, the disadvantages under which one of the easiest guides to a knowledge of that science our own Literature labors. Seatsfield, if indeed a Gerupoa which all the higher Mathematics are erected. Indeed man writer, had to be translated here, which must be paid we know no treatise on Arithmetic more worthy of general for. But American interests require that a fair difference adoption.

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should be paid. Our author is rather minute in some of

his details; but the work displays considerable talent and THE PRAIRIE-BIRD. By the Hon. CHARLES AUGUSTUS will be read with pleasure. The Hon. Mr. Murray's for

MURRAY, author of "Travels in North America." Har- mer work has already recommended him to the American per and Brothers' “Library of Select Novels," No. 34. public. The Prairie-Bird came in just as we were going Drinker and Morris, Richmond.

to press and we have had no time to peruse it. LIYE IN THE NEw World; or Sketches of American Society. By SEATSFIELD. 4 Parts. J. Winchester & Co.;

LEA & BLANCHARD : Philadelphia, 1844. New-York. From German, by Hebbe and Mackay.

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME. A Romance of the

time of Lous XI. BY VICTOR Hugo. Translated from The progress of American Literature internally and ex

the French by Frederick Shoberl. With an illustration. ternally is becoming very apparent, and we foresee clearly that the dawn of a splendid day is upon us. However the

Victor Hugo has often been compared favorably with energies of our native mind may be repressed by the units author, distinguished alike as a novelist and dramatist,

Scott. The work before us, said to be about the best of wise policy now obtaining and the many disadvantages which gratuitous, foreign productions place in its way, still affords a good opportunity for such a comparison. Walter it is making rapid strides, and even forcing its way in an Scott selected the time of Louis XI., with his Barber astonishing manner in other and gifted countries. But we

prime minister, Oliver Le Dain, for his romance of “Quenhave now presented to us still another aspect. America is tin Durward.” The Esmeralda of Victor Hugo, a chabecoming the theme of foreign authors. Tourists, laying racter in the Hunchback, has been supposed to have origiaside the shameful traffic in libel and slander, are urging nated from Scott's singular and remarkable character, Fetheir claims to Literary fame, by painting our Society and nella, in “ Peveril of the Peak.” The critics have also Scenery and weaving our history and legends into graceful traced Hugo's obligations to the La Gitanilla of Cervantes fetion. We have been amused at the shallow pedantry of and the Mignon of Goëthé ; but all agree that "the Hunchsome who thought there was and could be no literature, for back of Notre Dame” is a work of genius and originality. ages at least, out of France, England, or Germany, and The graphic description of the Cathedral of Notre Dame, boldly asserted that the great want of our country was

which, as Bulwer remarks, "is, by an effort of high art, materials for writing. All we have needed was judicious made an absolute portion of the machinery of the tale," stimulus, and time for observation and for tendencies to gives it an actual existence before the eye. Love is the develope themselves. The stimulus can readily be in- ruling principle of the work and sways every variety of creased; the desired era is fast approaching. It is true we taste, circumstance and character. Drinker & Morris. want several classes of materials,-those gathered in courts DESTINY; OR THE CHIEF'S DAUGHTER. By the author and under time-worn institutions. But if we can not have

of “Marriage" and " The Inheritance." the finish of the old, we can have the vigor and sprightliness This is one of the “ Cabinet series of Novels" which of the neu. Instead of the reminiscences of the past, we Messrs. Lea & Blanchard propose to issue from time to have the wonderful facts and changes of the present, with time, in cheap and convenient form, and embracing such anticipations of a future that hangs over no other country works “as may be selected for their pure moral tone and on the globe. Man in bis greatest variety is here to observe acknowledged excellence.” These qualities secured, noand to depict; the transitions of a singular and mighty vels may be as improving as they are fascinating, and may people are to be watched and explored; and here the lover impart much instruction to minds whose listlessness and of nature may continually float in rapture, whilst those indolence would reject nourishinent presented in a less atcurions in her manifold productions have an unending field tractive form. Miss Ferrier, the authoress, gained her for their inquiries. From these sources why may not ma- celebrity anonymously. Sir Walter Scott, on retiring from terials ample and fruitful be derived ?

the field of fiction, said that he had left a worthy laborer

same.

in it, in the then unknown authoress of “Marriage.”, them more at large. It seems to be something concerning This is high praise ; but Scott was a liberal and modest our State and is written by a native of Virginia, resident in author. However, Blackwood says, “ Miss Ferrier unites the West. Drinker & Morris have all of them. the perfect purity and moral elevation of mind visible in all Miss Baillie's delightful works, with much of the same

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us will serve to gratify all such, though it needs must be The CYCLOPAEDIA OF PRACTICAL MEDICINE. EDITED very superficial. The sketches by Lord Brougham of dis

BY JOHN FORBES, M. D., F. R. S.; ALEXANDER Twee tinguished statesmen, &c., of the time of George III, are DIE, M. D., F. R. S.; AND JOHN CONOLLY, M. D. Re- very superficial; yet they contain much instruction and VISED, WITH ADDITIONS, BY ROBLEY DUNGLISON, M. D. amusement. Mr. Horne could not be expected to give much This extensive and valuable work, an improvement upon of this work, embracing notices of Dickens, Landor, Macau

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suppose that an Englishman would thus classify them. la The articles are arranged Alphabetically, with the names some respects, Mr. James is in rather bad company. Mr. of their respective authors. The whole is neatly printed glorified in nearly twice the space devoted to any one else,

Dickens leads off the Literary troop, and is pretty well on good paper, with type a little smaller than that of the Mes. The work is designed to be similar to Hazlitt's “Spirit of senger. The same publishers are issuing, in five parts, un- the Age.” If the British public patronise the undertaking

, der the supervision of Professor Horner, an elegant and it will be extended into a series ; when we trust the author, complete Anatomical Atlas, by Henry H. Smith, M. D., in justice to himself and his readers, will enlarge his nouwhich will be almost as indispensable to the above Cyclo- very general and written very much by way of allusion.

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taining practical instruction for the management of Greenhouse Plants, and for the Cultivation of the Shrubbery, Records of the Heart. Poems, hy Mes. SARAH A. the Flower Garden and the Lawn. With additions and

Lewis. New-York: D. Appleton & Co. Philadelpgua: amendments, adapted to the climate of the United States.

George S. Appleton. Who loves not flowers is worse than what Sbakspeare The publishers have gotten out this little home-produs says of the man who has no music in his soul; he is very tion in very neat and appropriate style. Mrs. Lewis is a apt not to love music either. We rejoice at the evidences poetess of Troy, New York, who has written with some around us of an increasing taste for these beauties of Na- acceptance for the magazines, in which many of the Dah ture-a taste which the "Complete Florist” and Mr. Bu poems of this collection first appeared. She gives us soute

gems of poetical thought; but " Florence" and others which ist's “ Rose Manual” will improve and direct. Drinker & we have read are not destined to confer any perinaneat Morris, Richinond, Va.

fame upon the American Muse. Zenel" has some ment. HARPER & BROTHERS: New York, 1844.

J. S. Taylor & Co.: New York, 1844. Chatsworth; or the Romance of a week. Edited by The Traveller; or the Wonders of Art. the author of "Tremaine" and " De Vere."

The Lily of the Valley. By the Author of Little Heart Arthor. Translated from the French of Eugene Sue. and his Bearer. Sixth Edition. YOUNG KATE; or the Resoue. A tale of the Great Ka

Shanty the Blacksmith. A tale of other times. By Vr.

Sherwood. nawha.

Grace Harriet.
“ There's a divinity shapes our ends,
Rough hue them how we will."- Shak,

These_beautiful juvenile books have been sent us by These belong to the two series now issuing from the mond. A good book in the hands of children is one of the

Messrs. Perkins, Harvey and Ball on Shockoe Hill

, Rirtpress of the Harpers ; the first two to the “Library of select most important things in Education. Each of the above novels;" the latter being No. 2 of the “Select novels,” in may be placed there with impunity, nay profit. “ The wat better form.

ders of Art" will excite their curiosity and provoke thert We think that young Kate is the work which we an- the Valley” is a tale of great beauty and simplicity; Mts

youthful minds to observation and inquiry. - The Lilyo nounced some time since as about to be issued. When we Sherwood is sufficiently known for her name to guaranty have had leisure to examine its claims, we will speak of 'any thing from her pen.

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