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Prayer and Sermon, by John Potts, Pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Trenton, New Jersey; July 10, 1825. Taken in short hand. By Marcus T. C. Gould, Stenographer. Philadelphia. 8vo.
AMERICAN EDITIONS OF FOREIGN WORKS.
Reports of Cases argued and determined in the English Courts of Common Law. Edited By Thomas Sergeant and John C. Lowber, Esqrs. of the Philadelphia Bar. Vols. 4 & 9. 8vo. Philadelphia. P. H. Nicklin.
A Letter addressed to the King, by Thomas Thrush, on resigning his Commission as a Captain in the Royal Navy, on the Ground of the Unlawfulness of War. From the London Edition. 8vo. pp. 24. Cambridge. Hilliard & Metcalf.
This pamphlet is sensible without any pretension to being able. It contains, too, a superabundance of apologies to the King, for the liberty assumed in addressing bim. These are very proper in their place, but they are certain. ly less interesting to us, and we think less calculated to subserve the cause of peace, than would have been a clearer statement of the argument which induced this worthy captain to resign.
Diccionario Filosofico de Voltaire, traduccion al Español, en la que se han refundido las Cuestiones sobre la Enciclopedia, la Opinion en Alfabeto, los Articulos insertos en la Enciclopedia y otros muchos; por C. Lanuza. In 10 vols. 18mo. New York.
Stories selected from the History of England, from the Conquest to the Revolution. For Children. Hartford. J. Huntington Jr. 1825 18mo.
In the preface to the American edition of this valuable little volume, it is stated that its anthor is John Wilson CROCKER, Esq. secretary to the Admiralty Board in England. We state this fact merely to show, that a gentleman of distinguished attainments has thought it worth while to prepare a child's book; and we would express in this connexion the hope, that others may be induced to do the same in our own country. Speaking of the diffic culty of supplying suitable stories for children, at the age when they begin to be most inquisitive, the author observes, “ I have found that fictions lead to inquires, which it is not easy to satisfy. Supernatural fictions, such as fairy tales, vitiate the young taste, and disgust it from its more substantial nourishment ; while the fictions of common life, such as histories of Jenny and Tommy, dolls and tops, &c. though very useful lessons, have not enough of the marvellous to arrest the attention to a degree necessary for amusement.” In order to make his stories attractive and yet to avoid the evils above named, the author has selected some of the most interesting persons, facts, and events in the history of England, and described them in the most simple manner possible ; indeed bis language seldom rises above the “mere nursery style.” While the stories, therefore, are adapted to the comprehension of children, and have all the interest of highly wrought fictions, they are nevertheless literal facts; and we have no doubt, simple as they are, that the child, who has his feelings interested by the perusal of them, will, at any future period of his life, read the history of England with some of that peculiar satisfaction, which we always feel, when we find facts and the experience of age agreeing with and confirming the impressions of childhood and youth. t.
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ed publication of, 197; well at Athens,
Athens, ancient well at, 198; A Few
INDEX TO VOL. II.
Academy of Natural Sciences at Phila-
Address to the members of the Suffolk
bar, by William Sullivan, reviewed,
ing, 100, 407 et seqq.
Album, The, reviewed, 58; contents of,
Alexander, Archibald, his Outlines of the
Allbright, Mr, his character, 141.
Bachelor, his birth and education, 139;
Baltic, gradual subsidence of, 235.
Barton, Bernard, his poems, 315.
Bentham, Mr, his offer of codifying the
Bible, Harris' Natural History of, re-
Bigelow, Dr, his American Medical Bot
Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 113.
Bonaparte, Lucien, his speech to the
chamber of representatives after the
Botany, the study of, 103; its rank among
Buchner, M. see Light.
noticed, 274; Mr Webster's address Westminster Review, 151.
Davy, Sir Humphrey, his new zoological
47; remarkable features of his age, ib.; Deaf and Dumb, Dr Dulan's plan for re-
an account of Spanish manners, 315.
ar's Notes, 450: low state of the sci
ence in the United States, ib.: doc-
trines of rent and wages not so import-
free trade 451: objectionable style of
and Barnstaple rivers, 277, between Elephant, discovery of a fossil, 436.
ed, 314; contents, and dullness, ib.
Engraving, Mr Williamson's minute,
Entomology, American, by Say, 236.
lan, noticed and commended, 464.
Faux, William, his Memorable Days, 16.
Fellenberg school, 276; described by
ces of, noticed, 395 ; Indian, an Ameri- Filicaja, Vincenzo da, 381.
Flood, N. American tradition of the, 435.
ty by distance, 77.
Frederick de Algeroy, an American nov-
Frescoes, discovery of in Pompeii, 316.
merica, view of by Rawle, reviewed male Education, 269.
from, ib. et seqq.; her New Moral Hancock, governor, 17.
Hands, advantages of being without
Scotland, ib. ; appearance of Glasgow, Harlan, Dr Richard, notice of his Fauna
new quadruped, 277.
Harvard University, reform in, 209; ori-
nineteenth century, reviewed and com- tion of the government, 211; applica-
the German, ib. ; effect of the severity overseers, 217; appointment of a sec-
fessor, ib. ; medical professors, 340 ;
ion respecting the tutors commended,
ner's, translated by Professor Stuart, ence of government meetings, 377;
dubious character of the proposed
formed by officers at present not suffi-
270; occasion and contents of the jectionable, ib.; expedience of short-
ening the vacations, 379; inspection
cause in America, 2; its importance, marks on discipline, 380; objections
sor Frisbie's opinion, 442: the study of
universal grammar, 443: a taste for
445: Mr Pickering's reasons for sup-
posing that the classics are not suffi-
ciently studied at Cambridge not con-
ty of the poem, ib.; analysis of the sorship at Oxford, 448 : anecdote of
Helon's Pilgrimage to Jerusalem, a tale,
Lafayette, memoirs of by Mr Ticknor, 9;
M. Garnett, noticed, 269; importance
Lehigh river and coal mine, 36; curious
Hydrostatics, application of a principle Light, M. Buchner's experiment con-
cerning its production by crystalliza-
Lincoln, Lionel, opinion of it in Black-
High-Ways and By-Ways, or Tales of
House of Commons, English, account of,
Hunt, William Gibbs, his oration at Nash-
Improvisatrice, and other poems by L.
Inginac, General, his letter, 149.
Ireland, her state and prospects, 147.
Irving, Washington, complimentary no-
Journal of a traveller in England, leaves
Lives of the Novelists, reviewed, 406;
Loans, English, their importance and in-
Locks, canal, explanation of the pressure
M'Adam, Mr, his improved system of
M' Vickar, John, his republication of Mr
al, palace of the Retiro, equestrian