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history, that the affectionate regard in which his memory is held might almost seem to be traditional. A journal of his travels in the Netherlands, a few letters to his friend Pirkheimer and others, are the principal materials employed by the German novelist Schefer, in the wellknown romance,* of which we cordially welcome a new edition.
The brilliant scenes of Albert Dürer's public life, — the gorgeous festivities of the painters at Antwerp in his honor, his splendid reception at the court of Margaret of Parma, his presence at imperial banquets, — all these gay pictures of Flemish luxury form a striking contrast to the sad colors of his domestic experience.
The characters of the husband and wife are drawn by Schefer with that rare insight into the hidden springs of action and thought in which the German novelists certainly excel. Agnes, though wanting in a fine appreciation of an artist's needs, is not a woman of coarse or low nature, and the failure of the husband and wife to reach any mutual understanding is therefore only the more sad. The ministry of little Agnes to the unhappy parents, and her death, are touchingly described. Throughout the narrative there is a large allowance for errors, wise, philosophic, forgiving spirit, which makes this little story one of valuable counsel, warning, and comfort in the delicate relations of domestic life, as well as an interesting and graphic sketch of artist life in the sixteenth century.
A FEATURE of marked interest and value, deserving special mention, is in the last published volume of Appleton's new Cyclopædia, - the paper, or series of papers, on the United States : first, à condensed summary of the Geography, Natural History, Productions, Political Condition, Military Resources, and Civil History of the Republic (all in one vast paragraph), filling seventy-one pages and a half; next, a series of Statistical Tables filling thirty-three pages, embodying, in a manner admirably compact and clear, the most important facts of the national census; and lastly, a sketch of American literature, occupying seventeen pages and a half, which would appear, on a cursory inspection, to include the name of every fellow-citizen whose ambition has led him so far as to write a pamphlet or make a speech. These one hundred and twenty-two pages are equal in amount of matter to a goodsized duodecimo; and very few books indeed, of similar bulk, contain so much evidence of labor diligently and usefully bestowed.
The remainder of the volume is marked by the qualities which we have been glad to recognize from time to time. It is the last but one in the contemplated series.
* The Artist's Married Life; being that of Albert Dürer. Translated from the German by Mrs. J. R. STODART. Revised Edition, with Memoir. New York : James Miler.
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NEW SERIES, VOL. XI.
JULY TO NOVEMBER, 1862.
Africa, Future of (Crummell), 152.
History and Biography. Herder, 137
nature of the controversy, 98 - de- Burckhardt on Renaissance, 460. Sci-
Wedgwood's Dictionary, 144
Labor, 298 – Cairnes on the Slave Pow-
Game Fish, 302 — Underhill's West
Indies, 303. Novels and Tales. Mrs.
franc, 159 — Anselm, monk, 160 — ab- The Master, 147 – Les Misérables, 148,
mini's Art of War, 154 — Tragedy of
Campaign of First R. I. Regiment, 308
Annual Cyclopædia, 309 — The Ar-
American Cyclopædia, 465.
early life, 21 — war of 1848, 24 — French Denison, Mrs., The Master, 147.
De Tocqueville, 381 – 402 — his life, 385
work, 313– theory of interpretation non- marriage, 392 — political life, 396 — the
L'Ancien Régime, 400.
- pre-existent, 336 Essenes, 318.
Exchange, The, 152.
Gasparin, America before Europe, 296.
Taylor's Logic in Theology, 135 Heresy and Heretics in the English Church,
Hitchcock, Gen., Christ the Spirit, 313. Sonnets, 403 — their true character, 406 —
186 — Cicero, 189 -- defects, 194 - Aris- Sybel, Crusades, 293 Revolution Period,
Tafel on Orthography, 144.
Taylor, Logic in Theology, 135.
Tragedy of Success, 154.
Trollope, North America, 151.
Vespers, Book of, 136.
life, 30 – study of Scripture, 7 — justifi- War Policy, its bearing on slavery, 243-
power, 245 -
character of the rebellion,
- military code, 249 — legal attitude
of the government, 250 — ratified by the
people, 253 — change of position, 255 —
them, 257 — justice to them, 258 — vacil-
lating policy hitherto, 260
blacks, 261 — nature of the contest, de-
mocracy and feudalism, 264 — emancipa-
tion, 267 - Present Policy and the Future
of the South, 435 – 454 — the summer
mation, 437 - effect of the war on the
256 - 260.
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