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“I knew not of His love,

And He had loved so long,
With love so faithful and so deep,

So tender and so strong.

“ And now I know it all,

Have heard and know His voice,
And hear it still, from day to day ;-

Can I enough rejoice ?"

We give a few more lines from the “The Poet's Food,” which serve as a key to the book.

“The Poet does not dwell apart, enshrined in golden beams;

He is not mail'd from time's rude blows in a panoply of dreams.
"No Pegasus bears bim aloft, in pathways 'mid the clouds ;

But he must tread the common earth, mingling in common crowds.
“He dwells not in fair solitudes, a still and lone recluse;
But he must handle common tools to his diviner use.

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"The glory which around him shines is no fictitious ray ;

It is the sun which shines on all, the light of common day.
"But he has won an open eye, to see things as they are, —

A glory in God's meanest works which passeth fiction far.
"His ear is open to discern stirrings of angel wings,
And angel whispers come to him from mute and common things.

"Nature prepares no royal food for this her royal guest;

No special banquet is for him at life's full table dress'd.
“But all life's honest impulses, home joys, and cares, and tears,

The shower of cordial laughter which the clouded bosom cheers,
"All earnest voices of his kind, calm thoughts of solitude,

All of the world that is not husks,—this is the poet's food.
"God's living poem speaks to him, God-like in every line ;

Not all man's hackney'd renderings can make it less divine."

Sylvia's World.*—The author of this book wields the pen of fiction with decided skill. Under the leading title we have a tale of so

Sylvia's World. Crimes which the Law does not reach. 1. Gossip. 2. A Marriage of Persuasion. 3. A Male Flirt. 4. The Best of Friends. 5. A Coquette. 6. A Man of Honor. New York : Derby & Jackson. 12mo. pp. 384.

cial life, filling the first half of the volume, and in the other half some very clever stories illustrative of “Crimes which the Law does not reach." Under the sub-titles: Gossip-A Marriage of Persuasion-A Male Flirt—The Best of Friends-A Coquette-A Man of Honor.

Beulah.*—This is a Southern Tale. We gather as much froin the very first line : “A January Sun had passed the zenith.This astronomical statement would locate the scene in Southern Brazil, or at least in some sunny land near the tropic of Capricorn. But this is altogether too far south. For further examination shows that the book is a very readable story of life, not in South America, but in our southern states, and by a southern authoress. The heroine is an orphan girl, whose name gives the title to the book. The leading characters are well drawn; the story is interesting; in many parts of very high merit; and the moral is good. The poisonous effects of the writings of Emerson, Carlyle, and other apostles of modern skepticism, on young and thoughtful minds, are admirably exhibited, and the religion of the Bible hela up as the only safe guide in matters of faith.

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From Dawn to Daylight,t is a story very evidently "founded on facts.” Its graphic portraiture of the experiences of a pioneer Western minister's family, could only have been drawn by one describing scenes quorum pars magna fuit. It is a book that will be read with interest both east and west. Many a Home Missionary, or other self-sacrificing laborer in the great vineyard, will find in it his own story so accurately told as to be saved by it the trouble of keeping a personal Diary. It is calculated to do good.

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The White Hills. 1-This is a book which will prove eminently popular with the public. It is devoted to the illustration of the legends, the landscape and the poetry of the “White Hills ” of New Hampshire. Nothing has been spared by the publishers which could add to the beauty, the attractiveness, or the value of the volume. It is printed upon tinted paper, and, as a specimen of typography, it is unsurpassed by anything that we have seen from the American press. It is most amply furnished with illustrations. There are sixty engravings of a very high order of art; and all the points of greatest interest among these Alps of New England, and all the places best known to tourists for the beauty of their scenery, are pictured to the eye in a manner most true to nature. But it is not these alone that have given the volume its cbief value to us. In the descriptions which the author has given of mountain and valley, of waterfall and lake, our readers will find a perpetual charm. Few persons, perhaps, are better acquainted with all that is grand and beautiful among the White Hills than Rev. Thomas Starr King. He has made them a study for years.

* Beulah. By Augusta J. Evans. New York: Derby & Jackson. 12mo. 1859. pp. 51.

+ From Dawn to Daylight ; or, the simple story of a Western Home. By a Minister's Wife. New York: Derby & Jackson. 1859. pp. 339. 12mo.

The White Hills : Their Legends, Landscape and Poetry. By Thomas STARR King. With sixty illustrations, engraved by Andrew, from drawings by Wheelock. Boston: Crosby, Nichols & Co. 1860. 8vo. pp. 403.

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with rare powers as a master of the English language, he has brought the fruits of these long studies, and has bestowed them upon this work as a labor of love.

We make a few extracts, but not as many as we could wish, to show the enthusiasm and the deep feeling with which the author writes.

"If a man could own all the landscape canvas which the first painters of the world have colored, it would not be a tithe so rich an endowment, as if Providence should quicken his eye with keener sensibility to the hưes of the west at evening, the grace of trees, and the pomp of piled or drifting clouds.” p. 8.

"A large proportion of the summer travelers in New Hampshire bolt the scenery as a man, driven by work, bolts his dinner at a restaurant. Sometimes, indeed, where railroads will allow, as on the eastern side, they will gobble some of the superb views between two trains, with as little consciousness of any flavor or artistic relish, as a turkey has in swallowing corn. One might as well be a railroad conductor for a week on an up-country train, so far as any effect on mind or sentiment is concerned, or any real acquaintance with Nature is gained, as to take to what we Yankees call 'pleasurin,' in such style." p. 17.

“And then think what it cost to arrange a landscape which we can see from the little steamer, as she rides from Weir's to Center Harbor! Think of the mad upheavals of boiling rock, to cool and harden in the air; think of the centuries of channeling by torrents and frost to give their nervous edge to distant ridges and crests; think what patient opulence of creative power wrapped their sides with thickets, that grow out of the mould of preadamite moss and fern, and spotted their walls with weather stains in which the tempests of ten thousand years ago took part. Consider, too, the exquisite balancing of widely sundered forces, represented in the clouds that sail over that Sandwich chain, and cool their cones with shadow, or in the mists that sometimes creep up their slopes and twine around their brows, or in the streams, those grandchildren of the ocean, that revel in their ravines. Bear in mind what delicate skill is exhibited in the mixture of the air through whose translucent sea we catch their mottled charm, and how the huge earth spins on its axis without noise or jar to give the ever shifting hues that bathe them from golden dawn to purple evening. And now, when we remmeber that all this is only the commencement of an enumeration of the forceg that combine in producing a landscape, is a little visible exultation anything more than an honest expression of the privilege a mortal is endowed with, in being in. troduced to the Creator's art ?

“Let us remember that pure delight in natural scenes themselves, is the crown of all artistic power or appreciation. And when a man loses enthusiasm,—when there is no surprise in the gush of evening pomp out of the west, —when the miracle of beauty has become commonplace,—when the world has become withered and soggy to his eye, so that, instead of finding its countenance ‘fresh as on creation's day,' he looks at each lovely object and scene, and, like the traveling Englishman, oppressed with ennui, 'finds nothing in it,'—it is about time for him to be transplanted to some other planet. Why not to the moon? No Winnipiseogee is there. There are mountains enough, but they show no azure and no gold. There are pits enough, but there is no water in them, no clouds hover over them; no air and moisture diffuses and varies the light. It is a planet of bare facts, without the frescos and garniniture of beauty, a mere skeleton globe, and su perhaps is the Botany Bay for spirits that have become torpid and blasé," -Pp. 60, 61.

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Sir Rowan's Ghost.* _We received this novel, published by Messrs. J. E. Tilton & Co., at so late a date that we can only find space to say that the great popularity, which it has so rapidly acquired, seems to be well deserved. It is a veritable ghost story, but entirely unlike any others of that description we have ever read. In the freshness and variety and originality of its conception it will rank among the best of our American novels.

GERMAINE.-All who have read the “Roman Question” will be glad to know something of the other literary works of its author, M. About. Messrs. J. E. Tilton & Co. have published a translation of Germaine, one of his late novels, which has had a great reputation in France. It seems rather better adapted to the meridian of Paris than of New England ; but it shows everywhere unmistakable marks of the same hand that drew the portrait of Antonelli in the former work. The volume, like all those that have been published by the Messrs. Tilton, is characterized by great typographical beauty.

* Sir Rohan's Ghost. A Romance. Boston: J. E. Tilton & Co.

12mo.

pp. 352.

t Germaine. By E. ABOUT. Boston: J. E. Tilton & Co.

12mo. pp. 342.

PERIODICAL LITERATURE.

The UnderGRADUATE.* _With the opening of the year, a new Magazine has made its appearance, and solicits the patronage of the public. It bears the modest title of The UNDERGRADUATE. We regret that we have received it at so late a date that our notice must necessarily be brief. The first number makes a very handsome pamphlet of two hundred and twenty pages, and in its typographical appearance is unsurpassed by any of the magazines of the day. It is to be published at New Haven, and is to appear quarterly in January, April, July, and October. The Magazine is to be conducted by an association of collegiate and professional students, selected from the colleges and schools of this country and of foreign countries, whenever there is a disposition manifested to coöperate. Their design is to establish a Quarterly, through wbose pages undergraduate and professional students may communicate with each other and with the public.

In the Prospectus, the conductors make the following statements with regard to their plans:

"I PCRPOSE.—It is the purpose of The UNDERGRADUATE to enlist the active talent of young men in American and as far as possible in Foreign Universities, side by side, in the discussion of questions and the communication of intelligence, of common interest to Students. To be made up of news, local sketches, reformatory thought, and literary essays, from all the principal seats of classical and professional learning, the periodical will seek, as its definite objects, to record the bistory, promote the intellectual improvement, elevate the moral aims, liberalize the views, and unite the sympathies, of Academical, Collegiate and Professional Students, and their Institutions, throughout the world.

" II. MANAGEMENT.—The management of the Quarterly is vested in the Undergraduate Association, consisting of Boards or Correspondents, self-constituted at first, chosen by the several classes, or nominated by the head of the Faculty, as the exigencies of different cases may require, in each Institution. All members of these Boards are upon an equal footing, Editors and Directors of the Magazine. The Boards shall be changed as infrequently as possible, and perpetually

The Undergraduate, Conducted by an Association of Collegiate and Professional Students in the United States and Europe. Printed for the Association

Heidelberg Univ., Germany; Cambridge Univ., England; Albany Law School; · Amherst; Antioch ; Andover Theol. Sem.; Beloit: Bowdoin ; Brown; Dartmouth ; Oberlin ; People's Coll. ; State and National Law School; Troy Univ.; Union Theol. Sem. ; Univ. of Vermont; Williams; Yale. Thomas H. PEASE, General Agent, New Haven, Conn., to whom all communications for the Editors may be sent through the mail, and who will receive subscriptions and forward the numbers to subscribers.

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