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depended upon. These, we are not able to verify. He is a bitter assailant of the Czar and the country, and ranks among the insurgent nobles of the kingdom.
History of Oliver Cromwell and the English Commonwealth, from the Execution of Charles the First to the Death of Cromwell. By M. Gcizot. Translated by Andrew It. Scodle. Two volumes. Philadelphia: Blanchard & Lea. 1854.—It will be interesting to read Guizot's Cromwell alongside of those of Carlyle and Macaulay. It will be instructive to read it with reference to any, or all, of the British historians of Cromwell. A Frenchman writing of English history, is not now a subject to surprise, since we really owe some of our best English histories to Frenchmen; as in the case of Itapin and Thierry. But Guizot, or any Frenchman, writing of Cromwell, is something more of a task. By this time, however, Guizot has become cosmopolitan. His genius was always one of the most free from national trammels, and we shall take up his book with the conviction, that he will rise to as full and thorough an appreciation of his topic, and to the exercise of a judgment as severe and discriminating, as any of his predecessors have shown. Thus far, we have not read a syllable cf these volumes; and we shall take our time about it: since writer and theme alike require due consideration, and frequent pauses, for judgment. Meanwhile, our readers will be at work, no doubt, and will, possibly, find a malignant pleasure in anticipating our criticism with their own. The work is one to provoke appetite.
Kennedy's Bob of the Bowl (Putnam and Co.) is not so successful a story as Horseshoe Robinson, but it is not unworthy of the accomplished author, and exhibits some of his most agreeable characteristics of taste and manner. There are several scenes of great force and vivacity, and much picturesque portraiture. The romance is founded upon events in the colonial history of Maryland.
Addison's Writings.—The fourth volume of the tine library edition of Addison—issued by Putnam & Co., and edited with skill and industry, by Professor Greene—is wholly occupied with the "Spectator." With another volume, the collection is complete.
Warren on Health, (Ticknor, Reed <fe Fields,) a tiny hand book, by -a well known and highly distinguished physician of New England.
Types of Mankind; or Ethnological Researches, based upon the Ancient Monuments, Paintings, Sculptures and Crania of races, and upon their natural Geographical, Philological and Biblical History: illustrated by selections from the inedited papers of Samuel George Morton, M. D., &c, and by additional contributions from Professor L. Agassiz, W. Usher, M. D., and Professor H. S. Patterson, M. D.; by J. C. Norr, M. D. (of Mobile) and Geo. R. Gliddon, formerly Consul at Cairo. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo & Co. 1854.—We give the title page of this copious volume at full length, which is all that we can do at present. Its contents are of a character to arouse prejudices, startle curiosity, provoke inquiry, and set hosts of disputants at work in conflict. Some of its materials have found their way into our pages, at various periods, through the contributions of Dr. Nott,one of its editors. To those who remember his contributions, it will be easy to conceive his share in the work. Of course, it is full of heresies: but for our own part, we really like heresies, and encourage them on all occasions. They serve as thunderstorms to stir up the atmosphere, and keep us from stagnation. Perhaps, some over grown steeple is struck by the lightning; but, what then? The city is purified. We are promised a review of this work from a competent band, for which our readers will be pleased to wait.
Campbell's Poetical Works. (Philips, Sampson & Co.)—Anew edition of Campbell, with original biography and notes, by Epes Sargent, holds forth some promise. Mr. Sargent is himself a poet, well read in English literature, of excellent taste, and just the person to do his spiriting as efficiently as gently, with such a grateful task before him as that which the American publishers have confided to his hands. lie has condensed the voluminous biography of Dr. Beattie into a hundred pages—and the loss here is a decided gain. \ He has employed the reminiscences of Mr. Redding—a work unknown to the American public—in a similar manner, giving us the substance, and throwing off the husk and fodder. But the great gain is in the inclusion, in t'.i's edition, of no less than fifty poems of Campbell, hitherto unincluded in most editions. When, to these praises of the edition, we add that the publishers have done their part handsomely, in the preparation of this handsome volume, we have said all that wo need to say for its commendation.
The Divine Character Vindicated. A review of some of the principal features of Rev. Dr. E. Beecher's recent work, entitled "The Conflict of Ages; or the great debate on the moral relations of God and man." By Rev. Moses liallou. liedfield: New-York. 1854.—We must content ourselves with giving the simple title page of this volume, the subject of controversy not falling properly within our province. But we need not say to the reader that the topic is one of enduring interest. We may add that the Rev. Mr. Ballou ranks among the most intelligent of American divines.
The Oration of Hon. W. D. Porter on the Birth-Day of Calhoun, delivered before the Calhoun Monument Association, and other bodies, in Charleston, on the 18th of March last, is, like all the speeches of this gentleman, a temperate unambitious essay, sensible, ample, appropriate to the purpose, written in good style, simple, graceful and without pretence. Mr. Porter gives a rapid sketch of Mr. Calhoun's public life, a good portrait cf his private character, and judiciously sums up the amount of his national and local services, and his claims to the affectionate remembrance of posterity in his native State, and the country at large, for which he so long strove.
Allston on, Sea-Coast Crops.—A good practical essay, by the Hon. R. F. W. Allston, read before the Agricultural Association of the Planting States. Mr. Allston loves his profession, and does it justice. He not only urges the proper claims of agriculture to our study, but furnishes in this essay a body of instruction in the details of planting— rice, corn, cotton, all being under consideration—which the young planter will find a useful hand-book, giving him detailed advice at every step he takes.
Petersburg Library Association.—The annual report of the Directors of this Association, closing with March last, shows the Institution to be in a very flourishing condition. We can speak of the Library from personal observation, and bear grateful testimony to the courtesy, intelligence, enterprise and honourable ambition of the officers and members of the Institution. A large, growing and well selected library, constantly in use by eager citizens desiring knowledge and curious in study ;—crowded lecture-rooms, silently watchful of all that falls from the lips of the speaker;—the old and young, male and female, all zealously uniting in the common cause ;—all seeking to combine the elegant and the useful in knowledge;—the truthful and the beautiful;— these are the proofs which the people of Petersburg daily give of the utility of their Library Association, and of the wise use which they are making of it.
Professor Brumby's Essay on Agricvltural Chemistry, delivered before the Agricultural Association of the slaveholding States, is a word in season. There can be no just grounds for a quarrel between Christianity and Science, no more than between Christianity and anv form of truth, unless through the stupidity and bigotry of one faction, and the equal stupidity and imprudence of the other. All God's truths harmonize, and must harmonize with God's laws ; and if we will be at the pains to find out what his truths are, and have a little patience with our neighbours while doing so, there can be no doubt that we shall find ourselves all safely landed together on a common platform, eternal as the truth itself. The great trouble of men lies in that miserable vanity, and insolent presumption, which are perpetually shaping the truths of nature and revelation after some ridiculous little model in their own hearts. Professor Brumby's discourse will be read with interest, equally because of its moral and its science.
The Charleston College. Magazine is full of promise on behalf of our young friends. It shows talent and study. These, working honestly together, will be sure to produce the fruits of wisdom. We welcome our young cousin to the field, and gladly report the grace and vigour with which he strips for the wrestle. Let bim only go into good training now, and he will grow into the strong man, prepared for all comers, the buckler of his country in times of danger, its pride and grace at all other periods.
Kossuth's Select Speeches. (C. J. Francis & Co.)—A neat, well arranged and compact volume of the best speeches of this remarkable man, with finely engraved portrait, and explanatory preface. We hope. in future pages, to be able to review Kossuth as an orator and writer. For the present, it will suffice to commend this edition to all those who desire curiously to look up, in its pages, the secret of that wonderful charm of speech which made him so fascinate the hearer.
White's Historical Collections of Georgia.—A second volume. chiefly statistical, by an industrious labourer, in a region abundant in material, and distinguished by a political and social progress second to that of no State in this country. We shall recur to this volume in our next issue.
Emilie Carlen's " Whimsical Woman" is a story at once slight and dull—all meagreness and insipidity.
TO THE FRIENDS AND PATRONS OF THE REVIEW.
We have been compelled to publish the present number of the Review in Columbia, in consequence of the prevailing Epidemic in Charleston. In the confusion incident to the removal of the office, several Articles of superior interest, intended for the October number, were unfortunately misplaced, and we are therefore under the necessity of giving to our readers, others, that were more immediately within reach. Indeed, our transition state has so thoroughly deranged the business matters of the office, that it will require much time and more patience, to restore it again to something like order. From these and other causes, our issue will be rather later than usual. We trust, however, that our friends and patrons will see sufficient in our explanation to grant us their indulgence without further apology. r
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