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One or two slightly romantic circumstances in the foregoing perhaps ó require explanation ;' but that was the business of the author, whose name is buried in the dark backward and abysm of time.' The moral,' the butt-end always of your true ballad, is characteristic and striking :
* All you fair maidens be warned by me;
Follow, my love, come over the straud,
We scarcely remember among all our reading a more forcible description of the emotions which are felt by a bereaved husband, mourning the dimming of that soft pure light, the preciousness of which is never fully understood until it is quenched, than is contained in a few sentences of the late Dr. Channing, who ' being dead yet speaketh' to every sensitive and true heart: “The blow which took her from him left a wound which time could not heal. In the city, a few minutes' walk sent him wearied home. There the loving eye which had so long brightened at his entrance was to shed its mild beam on him no more. There the voice that had daily inquired into his labors, and like another conscience had whispered a sweet approval, was still. There the sympathy which had pressed with tender hand his aching head, and by its nursing care had postponed the hour of exhaustion and disease, was gone. This great loss produced no burst of grief. It was a still, deep sorrow, the feeling of a mighty void, the last burthen which the spirit can cast off. His attachment to life from this moment sensibly declined. In seasons of pecrliar sensibility he wished to be gone. He kept near him the likeness of his departed friend, and spoke to me more than once of the solace which he had found in it. He heard her voice from auother world, and his anticipations of that world, always strong, became more vivid and touching.'
LITERARY RECORD. — We have before us from the HARPERIAN press additional numbers of their thickly-illustrated • Pictorial History of England;' Dr. MOORE's Power of the Soul over the Body, in Health and Morals,' a work replete with deep interest; RUSSELL'S ‘New-York Class-Book,' c00taiping every thing of interest in the history, biography, geography and external aspect of the Empire State ; Rev. G. R. Gleig's vivid and exciting ‘Story of the Battle of Waterloo,' and Godwin's 'Lites of the Necromancers;' good and interesting works, oue and all of them. • • . We would call general attention (and we exceedingly regret that at this time we can do no more) to a thick pamph. let-volume of some hundred and fifty pages, upon. The Progress of Ethnology,' by John Russell BARTLETT, Esq., Corresponding Secretary of the American Ethnological Society, and Foreign Cor. responding Secretary of the New-York Historical Society. It is a full and very entertaining and instructive account of recent Archæological and Geographical Researches in various parts of the globe, tending to elucidate the Physical History of Man. We are not surprised to perceive that it has speedily reached a second edition, for it deserved such success. • • • Phonography and Phonotypy, we understand, are making rather rapid headway in this country. The various illustrative reports and pamphlets upon the new mode are in great request; and · The Anglo-Saxon' weekly journal has reached a circulation of some thirty-five hundred. • The Winter- Evening Fire. side' is the name given to a highly moral, easily written and easily-read pamphlet, from W. D. TickNOR AND COMPANY, Boston, which leaves upon the mind of the reader a favorable impression of the writer's beart. · .. Messrs. GOULD, KENDALL AND LINCOLN, Boston, certainly deserve the thanks of the public for presenting to American readers so good and cheap a reprint of Chambers's Cyclopædia of English Literature,' a selection (illustrated) of the choicest productions of English authors from the earliest to the present time, and 'Chambers's Miscellany of Useful and Entertaining Knowledge.' These works are eminently interesting and instructive. We cannot say much however for the portraits in the former. Those of Cooper and Irving might as well have been for Plato and the Duke of WELLINGTON. ... We have again to commend Mr. VIRTUE's 'Fletcher's Nlustrated Devotional Family Bible. The engravings continue to be of the best description, and the printing
and the paper could not be excelled. ... MESSRS. Geo. F. COOLEDGE AND BROTHER, Pearl-street, have published . Bentley's Pictorial Reader,' the main object of which is to incite the young to a love of industry, in pursuing the various every day businesses of life, as the farmer, manufacturer, mechanic, etc. Its tendency must be to elevate the standard of labor, and make it more attractive to the mind. Among Messrs. WILEY AND PUTNAM's late publications are ‘Walton's Complete Angler,' (which we shall notice at large in our next number,) with delightful accessories by an 'American Editor,' thao whom po one on this side of the Atlantic could be better qualified for the office which he has so faithfully discharged; and an admirable work by Mr. CHABLES KNIGHT, entitled Half-Hours with the Best Authors.' These works will be read; and so too will two superbiyprinted volumes received from the same house since the foregoing was placed in typo; namely: • Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy,' enriched by illustrative engravings and translations of the numerous classical extracts; and 'An Essay on the Life and Writings of Spenser,' with a special Exposition of "The Faery Queen,' by John S. HART, A. M., Principal of the Philadelphia HighSchool. ••• Rev. H. B. Bascom's 'Western Quarterly Review,' of which we have seen but one number, that for the April quarter, impresses us most favorably, as a spirited and vigorous work. Two articles in the present number especially attracted us; 'The Relation of Christianity to Literature,' and 'The Glorious Epiphany.' We shall hope to have more to say of this work hereafter. • We have received at a late hour from the publisher, Mr. George Nichols, Cambridge, (Mass.,)* The Panegyricus of Isocrates,' from the Text of BLEMI, with English Notes: by Professor C. C. FELTON, A. M. The frequent issue of classic works by Mr. Felton goes at least to prove that they are in demand; a pregoant fact, at least for his publishers. 'Young's History of Mexico,' published in New-York by Mr. J. S. REDFIELD, Clinton-Hall, is a work which must be ia requisition in every quarter of the country at this time. It is entirely authentic; and embraces an account of the civil wars of Mexico, her colonial and revolutionary annals, including an account of the war with the United States, its causes and military achievements. It is well written, and replete with interest. · · · THERE is food for reflection and diversified thought io Professor Mason's Discourse before the Alumni Association of the New York University; as we liope to exemplify, when our time and space shall adequately serve. • .. Ar esteemed friend (who is wholly disipterested in the matter,) has commended to the public the following works in the most cordial and forcible terms: 'Gaussen on the Inspiration of the Bible,' translated by Rev. E. N. KIRK, and published by John S. Taylor, Brick-Church Chapel ; Charlotte Elizabeth's Works,' by the same ;
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