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“She knew some of the historians and poets, Thomas Moore and Crabbe, Sir Walter Scott scriptions and specifications in brief, with an and all the productions of Richardson and Field- and Mr. (afterwards Lord) Macaulay."

estimate of the cost in the New York market. ing, and narrated their stories fluently and emphatically, and with marvelous taste and dis- Of Walter Scott he relates an incident The designs are generally of modest descripcrimination of the characters. But above all, which occurred at a breakfast once in Hay- tion. We do not consider them, however, as high above all-she worshiped Shakespeare, She it was who first taught me to know him and don's studio:

embodying the freshest and more tasteful to love him, and led eventually to my wondering “Charles Lamb and Hazlitt and various other

architectural styles. Next comes a short admiration for the greatest genius that the world people were there, and the conversation turned table showing the average cost of materials has ever produced. She used to repeat to me whole scenes, selecting those best adapted to a in a modern book. Sir Walter's opinion was

on the vraisemblance of certain dramatis personæ and labor, for 1876, in about four hundred boy's apprehension. In particular I remember asked. “Well!" replied he, they are as true as cities and towns, lying chiefly in a belt exwhat effect was produced on me by her recitation the personages in - Waverly” and “Guy Man- tending from New England and the Middle of passages in 'Hamlet,' and of the scenes bez nering” are, I think. This was long before he States westward to the Pacific coast. tween Hubert and Arthur in King John. I had confessed that he was the author of the

The will buy a Shakespeare with the first money that I Scotch Novels, and when much curiosity was

names of towns are alphabetically printed in get,' said I. 'And you cannot do better,' replied alive on the subject. I looked very steadily into one column, and, in parallel columns, the she. This was not a mere threat, but a resolu; his face as he spoke, but it did not betray any average cost in each of lumber, brick, lime, tion that was accomplished soon after. I bought a Shakespeare, and entered into a world beyond mand of countenance was perfect.” consciousness or suppressed humor. His com

and the day's wages of carpenters, masons, my own.

Of Hazlitt he says:

painters, common laborers, and of a two-horse After leaving Harrow young Procter was

team with driver. Following this is a general placed under the charge of a Wiltshire so- “ He had a very quick perception of the beau. chapter on specifications. The last section licitor.

to write his . Lectures on the Age of Elizabeth, of the volume is what may be called a gazet“The profession for which I was intended was he knew little or nothing of the dramatists of that teer for about two hundred and fifty towns the law, but I regret to say that, with certain lit- time, with the exception of Shakespeare. He and cities, scattered through the northern tle intervals of study, my time was absorbed by spoke to Charles Lamb, and to myself, who were amusing books. I read all the English poets, supposed by many to be well acquainted with half of the United States, from the Atlantic from Chaucer down to Burns. Almost all the those ancient writers. I lent him about a dozen to the Pacific. We are at a loss to underclassics which had been converted into English; volumes

, comprehending the finest of the old stand what principle has governed the selecmost of the histories accessible to English read" plays; and he then went down to Winterslow ers; and all the novels and romances then ex-Hut, in Wiltshire, and after a stay of six weeks tion of towns honored with mention here; tant, without a single exception. From such a came back to London, fully impregnated with the and of method in their arrangement there groundwork my future might have been easily subject, with his thoughts fully made up upon it, anticipated. Accordingly I threw myself into and with all his lectures written. And he then seems to be none whatever. The informaletters. I began with verse."

appeared to comprehend the character and merits tion given covers the points usually embodied

of the old writers more thoroughly than any other in a gazetteer, with some additional particuIn 1807, when Mr. Procter was nineteen person, although he had so lately entered upon lars relating to real estate. The notices do or twenty, he came to London, and just at the subject.”

not seem to be regulated by any sense of this point, where this autobiographical frag- Of Wordsworth :

proportion. There is a flavor of “the shop" ment ought to expand, it provokingly ends.

A most reliable friend of mine, who went to about the book, which we cannot exactly It is helped out, however, by his personal visit him at the period of his poverty, told me localize nor define, but which makes us a sketches of his contemporaries, the plan of that he met him coming out of a wood where he which Mr. Procter seems to have formed as nuts, and having a vast quantity of that fruit in a house-building is not home-building by any

had been laboriously gathering large quantities of little suspicious of its character. Further, early as 1828, though he did not fairly begin bag or apron before him; and this gathering was

manner of means. [E. C. Hussey.] to write them until after he had passed his for the purpose of helping the scanty meal to

which his family had to sit down on that day.” seventieth year. These sketches Mr. Pat

- The Apologies of Justin Martyr. This more describes as “nothing more than rough So the book runs on in a stream of spark- volume is the fifth of the “Douglass Series draughts, the MS. having many double read-ling anecdote about Beddoes and Wain- of Christian Greek and Latin Writers," inings, notes to the effect of “correct this,' wright, Leigh Hunt, Keats and Godwin, tended as text-books for use in schools and etc.;” but they form a most delightful feature Carlyle, Coleridge and Moore, Kean, Mac- colleges. The series has its origin in an enof the volume. Mr. Procter's own poetical ready and Sir Thomas Lawrence. There dowment by Mr. Benjamin Douglass for the writings were confined almost exclusively to is also an interesting chapter on the “Lon- study of these authors in Lafayette College, the period from 1815 to 1823 ; after that don Magazine,” the list of whose contribu- and grows out of a conviction that the writtime the main interest of his life consists tors included many names of note. As a ings of the early Christians afford quite as in his pleasant relations to the literary men whole it is capable of affording as much and suitable a means for this purpose as the and women who have distinguished Eng- as choice enjoyment, in proportion to its more commonly used “ pagan” literature. land for the last fifty years, almost every size, as aný volume of its class with which the series is under the general editorial one of whom seems to have been his per- we are familiar. It is prefaced by a fine por- care of Professor March of Lafayette Colsonal friend. His recollections of his ac- trait of Mr. Procter on steel.

lege. The introduction and notes to the quaintances are fresh and graphic, and add

present volume are furnished by Prof. Gildmany striking features to the portraits of

ersleeve of Johns Hopkins University at

MINOR BOOK NOTICES. the intellectual nobility already existing.

Baltimore. The text, which comprises but a Thus did he move about in the charming

small part of the book, includes the first and circles of his time :

- Home Building. This is a large vol second Apologies and the Epistle to Diogne

ume of rather a mongrel aspect, prepared by tus, though the editor rejects the theory “ By Leigh Hunt I was introduced to Keats, a New York architect, who, we think, gives which ascribes this latter production to JusPeacock, Hazlitt

, Coulson, Novello (the com- evidence of greater knowledge of his profes-tin. The notes are copious and satisfactory. poser of music), and to Charles Lamb. Hazlitt took me to Haydon and Charles Lloyd; and at sion than of book-making. His title-page, There are elaborate indexes, and the introCharles Lamb's evening parties I found Talfourd, for instance, is stretched out to twenty-nine duction furnishes a comprehensive view of ridge. Through Coleridge (or Lamb) I subse- lines, which are full twenty too many. The the life and character of Justin, and a critical quently became acquainted with Wordsworth and work is really in three parts. There is, first, estimate of his several writings. Justin may Southey, and I lived for a short time in a house a series of forty-two designs, mostly of dwell- be called the earliest of the church fathers 1819 or 1820, 'I visited at Mr. Rogers' house, in ing-houses, giving on one page the elevation after the Apostles, having been born in SaSaint James Place. There I met Campbell and and the ground plans, and on the other de- maria about the beginning of the second century. His parents were Greek colonists. stronger and more satisfactory than the sec- which is one of G. W. M. Reynolds's stories, He was well educated, and after a course of ond. The author shows himself to be a care- or for Alexander Dumas's The Man with discipleship under the Platonic philosophy ful student of the New Testament Scriptures, Five Wives, neither of which, either as rehe became a convert to Christianity. He and his exegesis is generally scholarly and spects soul or body, is such a book as we entered active life at a time when the new accurate. He makes many excellent points, are willing to recommend. The countereligion was beset with foes behind and be and his spirit is uniformly moderate and kind. nances of Mrs. Warfield's The Cardinal's fore, and he espoused its fortunes with zeal He has some views, however, which we Daughter and of the Countess of Blessingand courage. The scenes of his life were do not regard as sound, and not a few of his ton's Country Quarters are rather more in chiefly Ephesus, Corinth and Rome. His propositions would be rejected by a large their favor. martyrdom took place in the reign of Marcus proportion of our readers. Episcopalians Aurelius. The genuineness of his two Apol- will find in this volume a very satisfactory

- The author of Christian Conception and ogies has never been questioned. His style exposition of the principles of their church; Experience, Rev. W. 1. Gill, is a Methodist was faulty, and he was far from accurate on and if the Friends were to read it with the

minister who, a year or two ago, subjected historic points, but his writings hold an im- stoutest opposition of mind, they could himself to the theological suspicions of his portant place in early Christian literature, hardly be offended at either its spirit or its

brethren in the New Jersey Conference, by and can be studied with profit, especially by language. All who are interested in ecclesi

the publication of a volume entitled “ Evoluthose who adhere to the Christian faith. astical controversy over points that lie one

tion and Progress.” He seems to have sur

vived the treatment then received, and still Apart from their religious character and the side from the track of common thought, theological purpose which inspired them, we would find in the volume much to interest

to hold his liberal pen with a firm and unhesthink, however, there is some reason to ques- them. [Simkin, Marshall & Co.]

itating hand. The present volume should, tion whether they furnish the best material

however, restore confidence to his more “Orfor classical study. [Harper & Brothers.]

- We have in The Golden Dog a Cana- thodox” brethren. It is a very innocent essay

dian historical novel of considerable length, in reconciliation of what he esteems to be a - La Mescolánza. This brochure belongs and of material enough for half-a-dozen true Christian theism with the dictates of to that class of publications which inevitably stories. The canvas is crowded with char- sound reason. Not great, but good; not suffer in the first judgment of the public by acters, and the scenes succeed one another brilliant, but useful; creditable to its author being announced as “printed for the author.” like the paintings in a panorama. The plot as a thinker and a writer, and fitted to be Its authorship is hidden under the pseudonym is complicated, but the author keeps the end useful in the religious circles to which it is of “Cénto,” but a key to the secret is per- in view, and for the most part is master of addressed. Its object, briefly stated, is first haps furnished by the copyright, which is the spirits he has evoked. The events relate to set forth the truthfulness and value of a vested in “Philip Millington.” Even this to an early period in Canadian history, when theistic belief ideally considered, and then to name has a fanciful sound, and may be an the province was in its glory as New France, show its superiority in practical relations to assumed one. The book is one of poems, of and lords and ladies held there their mimic character and life. We observe that the which there are some forty grouped under court in emulation of the magnificence and author refers to the late Dr. Sears as a reprethe three heads of “Schérzo,” “ Amore," and luxury of their sovereign beyond the seas. sentative Unitarian. He was hardly that. “ Dissonanza." Fifteen of them are entitled In all the splendor of jewels and costly robes The book is issued under the imprint of that madrigals. Nearly all are love-songs. They the beautiful women move in their gorgeous novel “concern,” “ The Authors' Publishing are the productions of an eccentric mind, saloons; gray nuns glide about; officers, Company." whose right to disport itself in versc now courtiers, monks, French and Canadian,

- What is Art is the title of a brief esfanciful and grotesque, and now sentimental mingle in the streets, on the ramparts, and and amorous, none of course can deny. We at the country seats in the environs of Que- say by Mr. S. G. W. Benjamin, published see no reason, however, for the publication bec. The book abounds in incident and by Lockwood, Brooks & Co. Mr. Benjamin of the book except for the personal gratifica- picturesque description; it is brilliantly

is a professional artist, and these his views tion of its author. Its typographical appear-written, and the period is one of so much of the theory and practice of art have alance is exceptionally fine. J. B. Lippincott importance, and the subject so fresh both to ready been made public in the form of a lec& Co., of Philadelphia, are the printers. writer and reader of romance, that many will ture before the Boston Art Club, the Massafind pleasure in its perusal. It is, however,

chusetts Normal Art School, and other bodWhich is the Church? The question rather crowded with crime. The story takes

ies somewhat familiar with the subject.

To embodied in this title is one easier to ask than its name from a gilded sculpture on the house

them it must have furnished an hour of deto answer. in this instance is that the volume bearing character portrayed, and whose tragic death, What gives special interest to it of the bourgeois Philibert, who is the noblest lightful entertainment, being full of sugges.

tive thought and happy illustration. To all the title is the work of an English gentleman, involving the fate of many others, closes the

those whom taste and cultivation have ala Mr. Cudworth, who was formerly a member

story like the gray ending of a day that ready inclined to the study of art, either of the body of Orthodox Friends, and who dawned in splendor. [Lovell, Adam, Wes- practically or as a branch of general knowl, has passed over to the Church of England. son & Co.]

edge, Mr. Benjamin's essay will prove an aid He gives here an account of the process of

and an inspiration; but for the great readmind by which he ceased to be a Friend, We have from T. B. Peterson & Bros. ing public, who, knowing nothing or next to and became a Churchman. His argument is of Philadelphia, in paper covers, The Stew- nothing of the subject, seek for instruction really in two parts, of which the first relates ard, by Henry Cockton, and, in cloth, an in its pages, it will be less profitable. It to the alleged unscripturalness of the doc- edition of Madame de Staël's Corinne, Wil- lacks accuracy of definition, and at the same trines and system of the Friends; the sec-kie Collins's Basil, and Madame George time assumes too much knowledge on the ond to the essentially and exclusively scrip- Sand's First and True Love. These last part of the reader. In its second part, on tural foundation of the doctrines and system three volumes are printed in rather better the practice of art, more points are brought of the Church of England. In giving our style than these publishers commonly in- forward than are profitably developed. Some, judgment upon the book, we must divide dulge in, though that, it must be confessed, indeed, belong entirely to the studio, and the question on this line, and say that is not saying a great deal. We cannot say can scarcely be understood outside of it, we think the first part of the argument is as much, however, for their Pickwick Abroad, painting being made the prominent branch, of

ure.

which distinction we do not complain. In its many merits, only a little more finish and story of Thompson Hall; in the third discussing the relation which the art-loving accuracy to be called very good.

When the Ship Comes Home, a story by public bears to art and artists, Mr. Benja

Walter Besant and James Rice; and in the

When such a scholar as Prof. Whitney, fourth and fifth two collections of Charles min gives some very valuable hints to those

of Yale College, sits wn to teach English who are so ready to find fault with whatever

and Mary Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare, does not accord with their preconceived no/ Grammar, surely all of us ought to gather Tragedies and Comedies respectively. We

it. little . tions; and we trust that to this very public

suppose that these books may have a mission his volume may bring both profit and pleas

on the Essentials of English Grammar
seems to us to be admirably adapted to the dignity of a position in the library. They

in the world, but they can hardly aspire to its purpose; philosophically conceived, con

must live in the pockets of the people, and - We have Volume IV, for 1876, of the structed on a truly scientific plan, informed

do what good they can in odd moments of Sanitarian, a monthly journal devoted exclu- with a thorough and accurate knowledge of

time. sively to the exposition of sanitary science. the subject, and presented in a remarkably The plan of the magazine comprises papers clear and attractive form. We like espe- -We have from West, Johnston & Co., by experts on selected topics, useful adapta- cially his estimate of the place which English Richmond, Va., The Sempstress' Story, a tions from the foreign press, proceedings Grammar holds in the scale of studies; his translation from the French of Gustav Droz. of public associations, statistics, critical re- whole preface is indeed so sound that we are There are but nineteen pages of it. It is a views, and some miscellaneous reading mat- very sorry not to be able to quote from it at simple but touching little tale of a child in ter. The publication has, we understand, length as we had intended doing. The book Paris who lay at the point of death with the sanction of the medical authorities, and, is admirably printed, but we are not sure that croup, and was saved by the kind service of one of its editors being a physician and the its binding is the best for school use. [Ginn a big-hearted surgeon. It is a fresh, bright, other a civil engineer, it seems well qualified & Heath.]

warmly colored picture of an ordinary “inteto be instructive to the public generally, as

- Mrs. Emma Marshall, of Gloucester,

rior" and a not uncommon experience. well as serviceable to a professional class.

England, whose story, “Life's Aftermath,” - Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger, of The price is four dollars a year, and the

was concluded in the Churchman last year, Philadelphia, publish a French version of office of publication, 82 Nassau Street, New has published through Messrs. E. P. Dutton Irving's Rip Van Winkle. The translation York City.

& Co., New York, a History of France, seems to have been made with a large degree - The second volume of Roberts Broth-adapted from that of Lamé Fleury. The of enthusiasm, and the book may serve a ers' Town and Country Series will “con- portion from the Reformation to the present good use in the hands of French classes. duce” to three, if not to all four, of the ends time was necessarily rewritten, and one entire which Sir J. Denham, in the couplet chosen chapter was added to fit the book for the use

NEW SHEET MUSIO. as a motto for the series, specifies for all of English children. We doubt not that it books. It is entitled From Traditional to has thus been improved for use in our own

OUR

UR receipts of sheet music for the last Rational Faith: or the Way I came from country. The book would please us much month include selections from the pubBaptist to Liberal Christianity; the story

better if the author had given her readers an lications of Boosey & Co., New York and of an able man's change from “ Evangel- outline of the philosophic divisions into London; George Willig & Co., Baltimore; ical” to “ Liberal” Christianity. It is so which French history falls, instead of pre- W. W. Whitney, Toledo, O.; W. A. Pond & told that many thoughtful readers will surely senting a simple narrative with no aids for Co., and S. T. Gordon & Son, New York find in it “wisdom, piety, use," and conse- the understanding of its progress. Children, City; Louis Meyer, Philadelphia ; Balmer & quently “delight." The author is Rev. R. no less than older folk, understand history Weber, St. Louis ; and White, Smith & Co., A. Griffin, now pastor of the Unitarian Soci- far better when it is shown that there are Boston. The greater proportion are compoety in Marlboro', Mass. Theological changes periods in its progress and a relation between sitions for the piano, more detailed notice of from the so-called “ Evangelical” denomina- the events of successive eras. In the present which we defer till our next issue. Of the tions to Universalism or Unitarianism are

case the narrative is flowing, and the style songs the larger number are of a highly sennot so rare in these days that each change open to few adverse criticisms. We wish timental order

, being the outpourings of lovedeserves to be chronicled in a book. But Mrs. Marshall had not told us that the Third sick hearts in not always the most meritoMr. Griffin's little work justifies its own ex

Estate met in a “fives court”in 1789, but had rious melodies; but we select a few which istence by its style, its matter and its spirit

. used the more familiar word “tennis,” which seem to us to have a good degree of excelOnce an English Baptist, Mr. Griffin declares has general sanction. Neither do we like the lence, and which we can commend with a himself a Unitarian now,

because he was a expression “ war it down,” when referring to measure of confidence to such of our readers Baptist

, because he has been " faithful to the determination of the English to destroy as are endowed with voices to sing. those sacred principles without which the the efforts of the French revolutionists.

(1) Will You Remember Me? Song. By H. P. Danks. denomination would never have come into -- The Harpers, too, are to give us books pp. 3. 35 cents. (White, Smith & Co.) existence.” The peculiarities of the author's in a “series.” “ Half Hour Series" is the

A simple, easy and pleasing ballad in A experience recommend the book to the peru- title selected, the form a 32mo., which is flat, running only to F; without very marked sal of the body into which Mr. Griffin has about as small a book as is commonly made; character, but of a respectable degree of come. The body which he has left can find the covers of paper; the edges square merit, with some phrases of true excellence, little to blame in the manner in which the trimmed; and the type clear and sufficiently and well suited for a light tenor voice. story is related; for it is the manner of sin- large. The prices are to range from fifteen

(2) I Love Thee. Romanza. English Translation by cerity, earnestness, ability, and, with slight cents to twenty-five, and illustrations will be Dr. W. J. Wetmore. Music by Tito Mattei. pp. 5. exception, of moderation and sweetness. given occasionally. Five volumes have been cents. (S. T. Gordon & Son.) The chapter on “Finding Christ” is espe- received. The first contains Mr. Freeman's In the same key with No. 1, but a song of cially strong, while the “Record of a Tempt- pamphlet on The Turks in Europe, which, greater body and stronger character; better ation” is a much-needed incentive to intel- under the imprint of another house, we have suited to a somewhat robust voice, to which lectual honesty among the clergy. Mr. noticed at length in another column. In the it presents one opportunity of striking high Griffin's literary style needs, in addition to second we have Mr. Anthony Trollope's B flat. There is a good deal of music in the

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accompaniment, and both German and Italian heathen, and makes it pleasant to pass on to Mr, playing croquet, or its more recent fashionable words accompany the English.

Whittier's poem, which is next in order, a “Hymn rival, lawn tennis.”

of the Dunkers," as sung by “Sister Maria Chris- There is a fine old castle here, well overgrown (3) O, Lovely Naples. By F. Campana. English version by Dr. W. J. Wetmore. pp. 8.

tina,” 1738: 50 cents. (S. T. Gordon

with ivy. Newport would seem to be a pleasant & Son.)

city to stroll around in. Near it is the seat of

“Sound, welcome trump, the last alarmi This is rather a shallow melody, but it has

Lord God of Hosts, make bare thine arm!

Lord Tredegar:

Fulfill this day our long desire, a tripping movement which at once catches Make sweet and clean the world with fire!

“A great plain house, old-fashioned, and rather the ear, and sets the feet beating with the

commonplace of aspect in this land of picturesque “Sweep, flaming besom, sweep from sight

structures, but magnificent in dimensions, solid, strongly marked accent. The words cele- The lies of time; be swift to smite,

Sharp sword of God, all idols down,

unornamented, but roomy enough for a regiment brate the gaieties of Naples, and a sunny Genevan creed and Roman crown."

of infantry. One apartment is forty-two feet

long by twenty-seven wide, and is floored and gleam runs through the music. The key is

wainscoted from the wood of a single oak tree that of two sharps, with a digression into

Two glimpses are given us in this number of felled in the park. It is called the Oak Room. A baritone voice would sing this with the “good old Colony times.” The British offi- The house is crowded with pictures and marbles, good effect.

cer who obligingly kept a diary in Boston in 1775 many of them by the first masters, and including

furnishes further entertaining extracts from the family portraits reaching back through many cen(4) Her Image. (Ihr Bildniss.) By Karl Collan. Ar.

turies. The family is, indeed, one of the oldest same for the edification of particular historians of in Britain, tracing its pedigree in an unbroken rangement and words by Selma Borg and Marie A. Brown. that period; and Hon. Charles Francis Adams, line to Welsh kings, who were a power on this 35 cents. (Louis Meyer.)

Jr., recounts the setting up of the May-pole at island before the oldest Anglo-Saxon monarchies This is one of a long series of “ Lays of Merrymount. This last is a sort of anniversary

had a name in history.” Sweden and Finland," and has a weird and paper, the event which it chronicles having taken Passing on to the “Gateway of the Catskills,” plaintive tone which gives it a certain im- place —"old style” thrown out- just a quarter we can barely touch upon the striking, and strikpressiveness. The key is D sharp, and the of a thousand years ago the first day of May, ingly illustrated, poem of “Israfil” in which the score is within the easy management of an 1877 ; when “the names of Hampden and Crom- old story of Eden is rehearsed with new touches. alto voice of fair range. These songs of well and Milton were as unknown to history as One of the pictures is fitted to these lines: other lands afford a refreshing relief from those of Franklin, Washington, and Jefferson.” “She sleeps - she dreams;

For now a smile hovers with tender grace the hackneyed themes to which sheet music The story of Capt. Wollaston's settlement on the

About her lips. The beauty of her face

A breathing wonder to the angel seems. is so largely confined; and should be made south shore of Boston's bay is told in an interest

Her dark eyelashes rest liberal use of to enrich the amateur's reper- Morton, who was the leading spirit in it. Further ing way; though not much to the credit of Thomas

Motionless on the warm flush of her cheek;

Her lips part softly, as if she would speak, toire,

But had in dream-land lost the word she fain would seek; on Mr. Geo. E. Waring, Jr., writes instructively One hand is lightly clasped about a rose (5) Lullaby. Song for Mezzo Soprano. By Adam Geibel. and encouragingly of the “life and work of the

Which fully open blows, 40 cents. (Louis Meyer.]

Too blest to share its sister flowers' repose;
Eastern farmer," meaning thereby the New Eng. And, veiling her white breast,
This song is dedicated to Mrs. Charles land farmer and his nearer neighbors as contrasted

Falls wave on wave of lustrous golden hair.

Like one enchanted, in the moonlight glow Eliot Furness, a name which ought to be with their fellows at the West, popularly supposed The angel lingers still, and murmurs low,

*Daughter of earth — how fair!"" recognized in certain circles of Cambridge to be of a more fortunate lot in life. Cannot Dr.

The articles on the Catskills and its accomand Philadelphia. The words are taken from Loring, or some of our agricultural societies, obDr. Holland's “Mistress of the Manse,” and tain the printing of this intelligent essay in tract panying engravings are full of a rare sylvan the music to which they are set is very sweet form and its wide circulation — by way of sowing charm. It is hard to realize that such wild and and simple, the whole making a really charm- good seed broadcast - among the class for whom simple scenes as these are so comparatively near

it is intended ? Mr. Longfellow enriches the the great metropolis. Bears, too, and bear traps, ing little cradle song. One can easily fancy number with a poem on “Castles in Spain,” of and women who go a-hunting! The paper on a mother crooning over her baby in the strains which this is the last and brightest touch : Florence is superbly illustrated, and may almost of its gentle and soothing melody.

“How like a ruin overgrown

take the place and do the work of an actual (6) Song of the Exile. (De Verbannte.) By Adam

With flowers that hide the rents of time visit to that enchanted city. Interesting use is

Stands now the Past that I have known; Geibel. PP 4. 35 cents. [Louis Meyer.]

made of the diaries of Mr. Samuel Breck, an old Castles in Spain, not built of stone, But of white summer cloud, and blown

Philadelphian, of Boston birth, lately deceased, This is a well conceived composition, for

Into this little mist of rhyme!”

who remembered all about both cities in the days soprano or tenor, embodying no great diffi

From this point only a critical essay on Wag. closely following the Revolution; while for readculties, and reminding one a little of Abt's ner's Bayreuth Festival bars the way to the Con- ing of a more substantial sort there is a “Popular manner, though not instinct with the pecu- tributors' Club, which is full of bright things; Exposition of Some Scientific Experiments,” and liar vitality which breathes in his delightful and to the review of Recent Literature, which is a capital homily on equestrianism. songs.

distinguished with what we guess to be Mr. How-
ells's own not very complimentary opinion of

- Lippincott's two illustrated papers this month THE MAY MAGAZINES, AND OTHER Harriet Martineau and her autobiography.

are on the Valleys of Peru, and the Banks of the PERIODICALS.

Rhine, the latter being the first of a series by

- As is not unusual with Harper's, the most Lady Blanche Murphy, which promises to be very “Is Saul also among the prophets ?” We

inviting outlooks are in the direction of various good. The strength of the number is contributed cannot answer this conundrum, for the Literary in. The Usk, which obtains attention for one ing, Chauncey Hickox, Walter Mitchell and J.

quarters, near and remote, of the world we live by “a quartette of male voices,” C. H. HardWorld is not a theological journal; but we must, subject

, our well-read reader will remember to be Brander Matthews, who write respectively of this month at least, notice the Atlantic Monthly as among the illustrated magazines. Its opening Channel at Newport, the most important of the coveries,” of “Burials and Burial-Places,” and of

a fair river of England which falls into Bristol “Parisian Club Life,” of “Schliemann and his Dispaper, by Mr. Edward H. Knight, begins a delin- Welsh seaports next to Cardiff. A village of " eation with both pen and pencil of certain "crude

Damned Plays.” This last rather startling title Usk lies back a few miles from the sea; where covers a curious chapter of anecdote and reminisand curious inventions " exhibited at Philadelphia last summer; chiefly, now and here, of instru

once flourished the proud Roman city of Burrium. cence, which might have been wrought in Mr.

Will you enter it to-day? ments of "music" from benighted regions of the

Francis Jacox's literary museum, relating to the earth - clappers from China, rattles from Mexico, “You pass down a pleasant walled and shaded

fortunes and misfortunes, and especially the misharmonicons from Africa, and so on. The very street, where the trees on either side grow so fortunes, of stage plays. Play writing is very thought of the distracting sounds to be evolved luxuriantly that they seem almost to shut out the profitable when it is successful, and success, if from these uncivilized looking appliances is sky overhead, catching glimpses down leafy lanes, reaped at all, is generally instantaneous. enough to excite anew one's compassion for the upon whose lawns blooming British girls are “A run of one hundred nights at a New York theater is not unusual, nor is a fee of twenty-five of being a bone of contention in London society periodical. The present number contains a varidollars a night at all out of the way; and these second only in magnitude to the rights of the ety of historical information, some of it rare and represent a profit to the author of twenty-five Turks and the wrongs of the Bulgarians. I am hundred dollars for one play in one city for one told that London is divided, on the subject of his curious. Liberal use is made of hitherto unpubseason — barely a quarter of the sum the piece merits, into two fiercely hostile camps ; that he lished documents, and there is a department of will ultimately net him.”

has sown dissension in families, and made old Notes and Queries. The form is a quarto of

friends cease to 'speak.' His appearance in a about sixty pages, and the matériel, if we may Very trivial matters often ensure a triumph or

new part is a great event; and if one has the the opposite. Long "waits” between the acts, courage of one's opinion, 'at dinner tables and adapt that word to our purpose, is exceptionally or one act too many, often set the seal of failure: elsewhere, a conversational godsend.”

fine. To historical scholars, and all persons in

terested in the early periods of the national life, “Many a time has a weak dénoûement removed The secret of Mr. Irving's success Mr. James the good impression left by the first four acts.”

we should think this magazine would be very has not succeeded in mastering:

acceptable. Here is a hint, we should say, for preachers, “His defects seem to me in excess of his qualand, indeed, for newspaper writers as well. It is ities, and the lessons he has not learned more

– The American Library Journal is what no set down as a superstition of the stage that a striking than the lessons he has learned.” librarian can do without, and we trust the day is

not far distant when its fame will have introduced piece which pleases the actors rarely pleases the “English Women” come under Mr. Richard public:

it to the attention, and its merits have secured for Grant White's microscope a little further on, and “Some authors tremble when the cast are de- the beauties which he discovers in them, we are in the country, but of every owner of a private

it the patronage, not only of every public library lighted with their characters, and are not at all happy to say, are more than the blemishes, though collection of books of considerable size. The disturbed in mind when they but ill conceal their he is by no means blind to the latter. He does whole science of handling books to the end of poor opinion."

not think they dress well, nor has he found their There was a time — that of the old London pit, complexions "exceptionally beautiful," but for

their best popular use is expounded in its pages for instance — when poor plays were “damned

with the knowledge which comes by experience. intelligence and social qualities he gives them in a very downright fashion: and when face-to-the highest mark. Nevertheless, being again at without such an admirable organ so long. In ex

The wonder is that the library world has done face, hand-to-hand fights were fought between home among his own country-women, he is gal- ternals the magazine bears a general resemblance the actors and the audience over the question of lant enough to say of the latter : merit. Is it in one of these antiquated schools

to the one last named, and is edited in Boston, that a would-be actress of the present hour has less self-asserting, a little less determined, and a New York. Price $5.00 a year.

“ If they would be a little more gentle, a little but its publisher is F. Leypoldt, 37 Park Row, been taking lessons ? The first performance of little more persuasive in their utterance as well Congreve's “Way of the World” was greeted as in their manner, I am sure that, with all their

- We are indebted to August Brentano, of with signs of severe disapprobation :

other advantages, they need fear no rivalry in

womanly charm, even with the truly feminine, New York, for a copy of the April number of “In the midst of the hisses the author of the sensible, soft-mannered, sweet-voiced' women of the new English review, The Nineteenth Century. brilliant play came forward calmly, and coolly England.”

We do not wonder at the instantaneous popularasked, 'Is it your intention to damn this play? Yes, yes! Off ! off!' Then I can tell you,'

– The illustrations in Scribner's are, as usual, ity which has attended this experiment. The he answered, that this play of mine will be a liv- numerous and well-engraved, but there are one

contents of this number are exceptionally fresh ing play when you are all dead and damned.'| or two singular things about the drawing. On p.

and strong. Cardinal Manning furnishes a secAnd he then walked slowly off.”

I is presented “A Jacobean Chair.” What now ond chapter of his “True Story of the Vatican – Another phase of this same general subject is adjoins the casement of the French window in Council,” and a very interesting and impressive taken up by Mr. Henry James, Jr., in the Galaxy, the background? What possible truth can un-story he is making out of it. A Mr. E. D. J. his article in a previous number on the Theatre derlie the construction of the table in its desig- Wilson, who must be an American, reviews the Français in Paris, being now followed by one on nated relations to the book-case on p. 4? Why late “ Political Crisis in the United States,” and “The London Theaters." When you go to the so destroy symmetry in the hanging of the mirror does it intelligently and fairly. There is a tender theater in London, says Mr. James, you buy on p. 6? The drawings which accompany the and appreciative paper on George Sand, by F. your eleven-shillings “stall” at an agency in article on Smith College are much better in the W. H. Myers. Dr. Carpenter explains “the Piccadilly, receiving it “from the hands of a main, and are beautifully engraved; but it seems Radiometer and its Lessons.” Sir John Lubsmooth, eek, bottle-nosed clerk, who seems for to us there are glaring faults in the “Interior of bock makes an appeal for “The Preservation of all the world as if he had stepped straight out of Study Room” on p. 12. We venture to say no Our Ancient National Monuments.” Sir James a volume of Dickens or of Thackeray.” The chimney piece in any of the buildings of Smith Stephen discusses “Mr. Gladstone and Sir price is high, and play-going is correspondingly College appears as is here represented; and can George Lewis on Authority in Matters of Opinnot popular. The institution is “a social luxury anybody explain how the bureau stands? Is it ion.” Mr. Grant Duff concludes his instructive and not an artistic necessity."

in the corner, or across the corner? The article interior study of Russia. The Rt. Hon. Lyon “An English audience is as different as possi

on “Sea Trout Fishing” in Canada waters is Playfair writes "On Patents and the New Pable from a French, though the difference is alto- an exceedingly inviting one, and, unless we are tent Bill.” And Mr. Henry Irving, the lion of gether by no means to its disadvantage. ... It greatly mistaken, will turn many a summer tourist London above mentioned, supplies a “Shaksis well dressed, tranquil

, motionless; it suggests in that direction. The attention of our country pearian Note” on “The Third Murderer in Macdomestic virtue and comfortable homes; it looks readers we earnestly entreat in behalf of Mr. beth.” The most novel and striking feature of after a dinner of beef and pudding. The ladies George E. Waring, Jr.'s exposition of the func- the number is “A Modern ‘Symposium.”” This are mild, fresh colored English mothers; they all tion and methods of “ Village Improvement is a discussion of “ The Influence upon Morality wear caps; they are wrapped in knitted shawls. Societies."

of a Decline in Religious Belief," participated in There are many rosy young girls, with dull eyes

successively by Sir James Stephen, Lord Seland quiet cheeks — an element wholly absent - Appleton's Journal is now fairly entitled to a borne, Rev. Dr. Martineau, Mr. Frederick Harfrom Parisian audiences. The men are hand. place and mention among the monthly magazines. rison, the Dean of St. Paul's, the Duke of Argyle some and honorable looking; they are in evening Its literary character is very high, and its picto- and Professor Clifford. Of the first number of dress; they come with the ladies — usually with several ladies — and remain with them; they sit rial resources are being steadily enlarged.

The Nineteenth Century 9,000 copies were printed still in their places, and don't go herding out between the acts with their hats askew."

as a first edition, and five subsequent editions, of - We are glad to learn of the assured success

perhaps 1,000 each, were called for. One Amer. Mr. James gives an interesting account of Mr. of The Magazine of American History, whose ican dealer took 500 copies. For aught we know Henry Irving, who just now is occupying the May number is the fifth in its first volume. the fortune of this second number has been a place of honor on the London stage:

It is published by A. S. Barnes & Co., at $5.00 a repetition of this brilliant success. “This gentleman enjoys an esteem and consid- the librarian of the New York Historical Society.

year, and its editor is Mr. John Austin Stevens, eration, which, I believe, has been the lot of no

- The history of the Philadelphia Exhibition English actor since Macready left the stage, and The resources at his command easily give him a is certain to be well told in the series of papers he may at the present moment claim the dignity great advantage in the management of such a by Prof. Francis A. Walker in the International

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