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PUBLISHED BY C. 8. FRANCIS & CO., NEW-YORK.

Writings of L. Maria Child.

PHILOTHEA: A GRECIAN ROMANCE.

A New and Beautiful Edition, Revised and Corrected. “This novel, as its title indicates, is an attempt to paint the manners and life of Grecian Classical times. Mrs. Child has some intellectual traits, which are well suited to success in this field of literary enterprize. She has a vigorous and ex. uberant imagination, and an accurate eye for beauty of form. She understands the harmonious construction of language, and can describe both nature and society with liveliness and truth. Her style, in its general character, is rich and eloquent, abounding in brilliant turns and fanciful illustrations. It is generally simple, ener: getic, and impressive ; but sometimes it is too dazzling. The time selected by Mrs. Child is the most brilliant period in the history of Athens.

“We cannot leave the book, without expressing our persuasion that it will take a prominent place in our elegant literature. Every page of it breathes the inspiration of genius, and shows a highly cultivated taste in literature and art.”—N. A. Rev.

HISTORY OF WOMEN. The History of the Condition of Women, in various Ages and Nations,

from the earliest to the present times. 2 vols. A new edition. Vol. I. Women of Asia and Africa.-Jewish, Babylonian, Assyrian, Lycian, Cari. an, Trojan, Syrian, Arabian, Affghanistan, Circassian, Georgian, Armenian, Turk. ish, rsian, Hindoo, Thibetan, Burmese, Siame:e, Malay, Chinese, Corean, Tartar, Amazons, Siberian, Javanese, Sumatran, Japanese ; Women of Borneo, Celebes, Bali, Timor, New Holland, Van Dieman's Land, Loo Choo, and other Íslands. Egyptian, Carthagenian, Moorish, African, Hottentot, &c.

Vol. 2. Women of Europe and America.-Grecian, Roman, Scandinavian, Danish, and other Northern Nations. Women during the Middle Ages, and the Centuries succeeding. English, Irish, Scotch, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Polish, German, Austrian, Tyrolese, Dutch, Swiss, Russian, Swedish, Icelandish ; Modern Greeks, Peasantry, Modern Amusements, Marriages, Laws, and Customs; Women in slave-holding Countries. American Indians, Arctic Regions, South American. of the United States. Of the South Sea Islands, &c. &c.

THE MOTHER'S BOOK.

New Edition - Revised and Amended. The value and usefulness of this little book is well known,-il having passed through eight editions in this country and twelve in England.

Contents of the Chapters.-I. On the means of developing the bodily senses in ear. liest infancy.-II. Early development of the affections.—III. Early cultivation of intellect.-IV. Management in childhood.-V. Amusements and employments.VI. Sunday. Religion. Views of Death. Supernatural appearances.-VII. Advice concerning books. List of good books for various ages.-VIII. Politeness.-IX. Beauty. Dress. Gentility.-X. Management during the teens.-XI. Views of Matrimony.-Concluding observations.

FLOWERS FOR CHILDREN. A Series of volumes in Prose and Verse, for Children of various ages.

" These are flowers which have budded and blossomed for others beside children; and as none may now look upon the lilies of the field, bowing their heads in pure effulgence, or in gorgeous luxuriance of show, without remembering a lesson im. pressed upon every petal, by that mild look of the Saviour's, which he gave them while observing that human hearts might be instructed by them, so these little flow. ers, gathered in the fields of Christian wisdom, in the company of the spirit of the Saviour, suggest lessons to instruct the minds of the wisest, and open the springs of pure emotion in the hearts of the best."-—Boston Courier.

“Verily, we are delighted ourselves, and congtatulate our readers who are blessed with the heritage of children, upon this accession to our juvenile libraries, and hope that Mrs. Child will not be chary of her volumes. These “ Flowers" are so sweet and unfading that we would make our youngsters' libraries redolent of their per fume and beauty"-Commercial Addertiser

PROM

NEW

W Y 0 R K.

BY L. MARIA CHILD,

LUTROR OF PHILOTHEA, THE MOTHER'S BOOK, THE GIRL'S BOOK

FLOWERS FOR CHILDREN, etc.

We receive but what we give,
And in our life alone does Nature live :
Ours is her wedding-garment, ours her shroud!

And would we aught behold of higher worth
Than that inanimate cold world, allowed
To the poor loveless ever-anxious crowd,

Ah, from the soul itself must issue forth
A light, a glory, a fair luminous cloud,

Enveloping the Earth:
And from the soul itself must there be sent

A sweet and potent voice of its own birth,
Of all sweet sounds the life and element!

COLERIDGE

ELEVENTH EDITION.

NEW.YORK:
C. S. FRANCIS & CO., 252 BROADWAY.

BOSTON:
J. H. FRANCIS, 128 WASHINGTON STREET.

1850.

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