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W. G. CLARK, M.A., Fellow and Tutor of Trinity College, and Public Orator in the University of Cambridge;
H. R. LUARD, M.A., Fellow of Trinity College, and Registrary of the University of Cambridge; and
J. GLOVER, M.A., Librarian of Trinity College, Cambridge.


By his Son, R. HERBERT STORY, Minister of Rosneath, Dumbartonshire. With Portrait. Crown 8vo. cloth. This Volume will include several important passages of Scottish Religious and Ecclesiastical History during the Second Quarter of the present Century. Among others, "The Row Controversy," "The Rise of the Irvingite Movement," ""The Early History of the Free Church," &c. &c. [Immediately.


By CHARLES KINGSLEY, M.A., Rector of Eversley, Chaplain in Ordinary to the Queen, and Professor of Modern
History in the University of Cambridge. New Edition, crown 8vo. cloth.
Extract from New Preface.

"I have re-written all that relates to Cambridge; while I have altered hardly one word in the book beside." This Edition will be printed uniform with "Westward Ho!" &c. and will contain a New Preface.



By GEORGE WILSON, M.D., late Regius Professor of Technology in the University of Edinburgh.

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Translated from the Italian. With Preface by MRS. GASKELL, and a View of the House at Caprera.
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SKETCH OF AMERICAN HISTORY SINCE THE UNION. By JOHN MALCOLM LUDLOW, Author of "British History: its Races and History." Crown 8vo. [Immediately.



By JOHN BUNYAN. With a Vignette after a Design by W. HOLMAN HUNT. 18mo. Uniform with "The Golden [Immediately.




From Chronicles and Documents published within the last Ten Years. By T. L. KINGTON, M.A., of Balliol College, Oxford, and the Inner Temple. 2 vols. 8vo. [In the press.

** This Work has an important bearing on the questions of our own time. It sets before us the causes of the present disunion of Germany; it introduces us to a monarch who, as the promoter of Italian unity, was honoured with the special enmity of the Papacy.


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This Volume will contain an account of all the Scholarships at the different Colleges, the means by which they are obtained, and the mode of entering a Student at the University; with a Record of the University Proceedings during 1861, and an Almanack giving the dates of the various Proceedings during 1862.


VACATION TOURISTS; or, NOTES of TRAVEL in 1861. The Publishers have much pleasure in announcing that in consequence of the success which attended the publi cation of "Vacation Tourists for 1860," they have made arrangements for publishing a Volume of Tours in 1861. This Volume will be edited, like the former one, by FRANCIS GALTON, M.A., F.R.S.

The Volume will be ready in the Spring, and will contain, with others, the following :

1. St. Petersburg and Moscow. By the Rev. Archi

bald Weir.

2. The Country of Schamyl. By William Marshall.
3. The Monks of Mount Athos. By the Rev. H. Tozer.
4. The Amazon and Rio Madera. By the Rev. Charles

5. Six Weeks in Canada. By Captain R. Collinson, R.N., C.B.

6. Notes of a Naturalist in South Spain. By P. L. Sclater, Sec. to Zoological Society.

7. Geological Notes in Auvergne. By Archibald Geikie. 8. Nablus and the Samaritans. By George Grove.


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THE two volumes of the late Mr. Leigh Hunt's Correspondence with his Contemporaries and Friends is perhaps the book of the fortnight; though Mr. Beamish's Life of the first Brunel the Engineer of the Thames Tunnel-may divide the suffrages of the general readers. The letters of Leigh Hunt bring out, as they were sure to do, in a strong light, the well-known peculiarities of their author: his cultivated taste-his genuine fancy-his love of trifling with literary subjects—his wide range of sympathy and of reading. No man ever gossipped more delightfully-witness his literary, historical, and antiquarian flow of anecdote in the Town and in the Old Court Suburb. No critic of our old writers ever criticised more delicately, or with more genuine sympathy with the ideas and manners of the past-witness his biogra critical essays prefixed to his edition of Farquhar, Congreve, and Vanbrugh. Am correspondents were Charles Lamb, Justice Talfourd (of course), Mr. Walter Savage Robert Haydon, Joseph Severn the artist, who accompanied John Keats to Rome, an the affecting account of the poet's last hours, published in Mr. Monckton Milnes Nor Shelley, Jeffrey, Horace Smith, Thomas Campbell, Barry Cornwall, Robert Chambers host of others whose names have mostly passed into the domain of the literary and artistic of the first half of this century. Chief among them we have also Lord Macaulay, who, opre with business at the War Office (plain Mr. Macaulay then), finds time to write long

very creditable to his good heart and feeling. Thornton Hunt informs us that he has not been able to trace any of the letters of Hunt to John Keats. We believe they are all now unpublished, and in the possession of the poet's sister, who married a Spanish gentleman-a Mr. Llanos, if we remember correctly-with whom she was certainly residing at Madrid very recently.

Perhaps the most curious letters in the Correspondence are those of Professor Napier, once Editor of the Edinburgh Review, to which Hunt was a contributor-curious as exhibiting the pedagogical style which editors only twenty years ago (but that was before writers could get a hundred pounds a page for writing for a weekly journal published at twopence, or were offered five thousand pounds for a story for a shilling magazine) thought proper to adopt towards their writers. The worthy Professor requests the brilliant essayist and man of genius to be more attentive to his style; assures him that the prevalence of colloquial expressions (which appears to have meant words of one syllable) had surprised him, and rendered him (the Professor) "sometimes apprehensive of the durability of our connexion." Circumstances, he thinks, indicate strongly his contributor's capabilities, and suggest that the defects alluded to were due to his having been accustomed to write for periodicals, where correctness of phraseology was not much missed. He recommends him, therefore, to "go over his composition carefully, to discover inelegancies and repetitions." After a great deal of this kind, the Professor concludes by ordering a short article in an amusing but gentlemanlike tone and style," to be delivered before January. Contributors have nowadays grown to be a stubborn race, and are, we are afraid, far too prosperous to be patient under this sort of editorial castigation, however whole


some or necessary.

Among items of gossip, we have a statement, in a contemporary, that Mr. Thackeray has lately made his appearance as a successful dramatic author-though we are bound to add that the success was won before a private audience; so that, like the home-made gooseberry wine which the wife of the Vicar of Wakefield submitted, with the most satisfactory results, to thirsty wayfarers in her own parlour, the experiment is, of course, not quite conclusive. The comedy, it appears, is entitled The Wolf and the Lamb, and is no other than the story of Lovel the Widower, with whom readers of the Cornhill are already familiar. Perhaps we shall not be far wrong in guessing that the Wolf and the Lamb is the comedy about which we were some time ago informed that managers were doubtful. When were not managers doubtful of plays by any other than professed playwrights, learned in the mysteries of side scenes and trap-doors? But managers have been strangely at fault in such matters before now. There is the curious case of the great French novelist, Balzac, whom Mr. Thackeray in many points resembles, and whose play of Mercadet, long rejected by the Paris theatres, now flourishes in all the theatres of Europe, and is familiar to English playgoers under the name of the Game of Speculation. Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton is the only one of our great novelists who is also a successful dramatic writer. But if the taste for pure comedy is not wholly extinct, no one of Mr. Thackeray's admirers will be surprised if he should, ere long, make an equally successful appearance upon a wider stage. The following is our usual classification of the more important publications of the fortnight:In LITERATURE, Science, and ART, Mr. Samuel Bailey, well known to Political Economists for his able and original work on Value, publishes a volume of Shakspearian criticism, entitled On the Revised Text of Shakespeare's Dramatic Writings, and its Improvements. We have also a curious Selection of Gaelic Poetry, from a Manuscript Collection of the beginning of the Sixteenth Century, edited, with a Translation and Notes, by the Rev. T. M'Lauchlan, and an Introduction and additional Notes by W. F. Skene, which affords some striking glimpses of life in the Highlands in those times, and of the connexion of the Gaelic with the old Irish poets. As a work of popular medical knowledge, we may class under this head Public Health in Relation to Air and Water, by W. T Gairdner, M.D. We have also An Essay on the Study of Greek Literature in England, from the Earliest Times to the End of the Reign of James the First, by Sir George Young.

In GEOGRAPHY AND TRAVEL We find Mr. Horace Marryat's One Year in Sweden, including a Visit to the Island of Gothland, with maps and illustrations, in 2 vols.; Down South, or an Englishman's Experiences at the Seat of the American War, by S. P. Day, in 2 vols., the author of which is the American Correspondent of the Morning Herald; a fourth volume of Col. Churchill's Mount Lebanon, comprising the subject of the Druses and Maronites under Turkish Rule, from 1840 to 1860; and Memories of New Zealand Life, by Edwin Hodder, 1 vol. In HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY we have Mr. Beamish's long-announced Life of Sir Marc Isambard Brunel (the father of the designer of the "Great Eastern"), with portrait and illustrations; while Mr. Thornton Hunt publishes the Correspondence of his Father, Leigh Hunt, in 2 vols., which abounds, as we have already mentioned, in particulars of the celebrities of the last half century; The War in America, an historical and political account of the Southern and Northern States, with a Map of the United States, is the work of Colonel Shaffner, an American gentleman; we have also Garibaldi at Caprera, by Colonel Vechii, translated from the Italian, with a Preface by Mrs. Gaskell; two volumes of a translation, with the author's sanction, of Dr. Mommsen's History of Rome, which enjoys a high reputation on the Continent: the translator is the Rev. W. P. Dickson, and Dr. Schmitz contributes an Introduction; The Life of Brigadier-General Sir Samuel Bentham, by his Widow; a volume of Letters between the once celebrated lioness of literary circles, Madame de Staël, and the Grand Duchess Louise, edited by the authoress of the recently published Memoirs of Madame Récamier; also a religious biography, the Life of Arthur Vandeleur, Major, Royal Artillery, by the author of the Life of Captain Hedley Vicars.

IN THEOLOGY we find a volume of Sermons by Dr. Guthrie, with the homely and practical title of The Way of Life; Heart Religion, or Living Belief in the Truth, by the Rev. Alexander Leitch; Revelation and Science, in respect to Bunsen's Biblical Researches, &c., with an Examination of certain Statements put forth by the remaining Authors of Essays and Reviews, by the Rev. B. W. Savile; Life Truths, being Discourses on Christian Doctrine and Duty, by the Rev. W. M. Taylor; and we may also class under this head Mr. Fitzjames Stephen's Defence of Dr. Rowland Williams, in the Arches Court, in one solid volume.

In FICTION we have a sporting novel in 3 vols., entitled The Country Gentleman, by an author known under the pseudonym of " Scrutator"; The Cliffords of Oakley, by Charlotte Hardcastle, 3 vols; Carr of Carrlyon, by Hamilton Aïdé, author of Rita, Confidences, &c. 3 vols.; Clinton Maynard, a Tale of the World, &c. 1 vol.; Will-o'-the-Wisps, or Lights and Sprites, translated from the German by Lady Maxwell Wallace.

In EDUCATIONAL Literature we note The Student's Manual of the English Language-Lectures on the English Language, by George P. Marsh (an American work), edited, with additions and notes, by Dr. William Smith. While among NEW EDITIONS we may mention a 3d of Colonel Frome's Outline of the Method of Conducting a Trigonometrical Survey, with additions.

Messrs. LONGMAN and Co.'s quarterly list of new works in the press is, as usual, very extensive and important. Besides works already announced, it includes Canada and the Crimea, being Sketches of a Soldier's Life, from the Journal and Correspondence of Major Ranken, R.E.; Ă Summer Tour in the Grisons and the Italian Valleys of the Bernina, by Mrs. Henry Freshfield, Author of Alpine Byways; The Sandwich Islands, its Past, Present, and Future, by Manley Hopkins, Hawaiian Consul-General, with a Preface by the Bishop of Oxford, and maps and illustrations; Mexico in 1861 and 1862, by Charles Lempriere; A History of the Royal Academy of Arts from its Foundation, with Biographical Notices of its Members, by W. Sandby, 2 vols.; and a new work entitled Geological Observations in South Australia, by the Rev. Julian E. Wood, in I vol. with illustrations.

Messrs. BLACK WOOD & SONS will publish in March, The Christian Life, in its Origin, Progress, and Perfection, by Dean Ramsay, 1 vol.; and The Book Hunter, the Series of Essays which have lately appeared in Blackwood's Magazine, and which are from the pen of Mr. J. Hill Burton. They have also in the press The Book of Job, by the late Rev. Dr. Croly; Divine Footsteps in Human History; A Life of the late Rev. James Robertson, D.D.; Gravenhurst, or Thoughts on Good and Evil, by William Smith, author of Thorndale; A Family Tour Round the Coasts of Spain and Portugal, by Lady Dunbar; &c.

Messrs. MACMILLAN & Co.'s new list of announcements comprises A Life of Robert Story of Rosneath, by his Son, a work which will include several important passages of Scottish Religious and Ecclesiastical History during the second quarter of the present century: among others, the Row Controversy, the Rise of the Irvingite Movement, the Early History of the Free Church, &c.; Religio Chemici, by George Wilson, M.D.; A History of Frederick the Second, Emperor of the Romans, from Chronicles and Documents published within the last Ten Years, by T. L. Kingston, 2 vols.; A Sketch of American History since the Union, by J. M. Ludlow ; &c. Messrs. HURST and BLACKETT announce for immediate appearance, a new novel, by Mrs. Grey, entitled Passages in the Life of a Fast Young Lady. Lord William Lennox's new work, Recreations of a Sportsman, with illustrations, will be shortly issued by the same house. Messrs. KNIGHT and Sox, of Clerkenwell Close, have ready a New Packet of Sermons for Cottage Homes; and are also issuing, fortnightly, a Second Series of Tracts for Working Homes.

Among Curiosities of Literature we may surely class a descriptive account of an alleged Portrait of the Virgin and Child, painted by St. Luke the Evangelist, offered for sale by auction by a respectable London firm, Messrs. Lumley and Co. of Chancery Lane. This "extraordinary picture," we are gravely told, is "supposed to have been painted in the time of Christ, given to the Virgin, who gave it to St. John, who in turn bequeathed it to his friend Polycarp prior to the year 177 A.D." It appears that an "elaborate historical account of the portrait has been published by Mr. N. C. Szerelmey ;" and the auctioneers assure us that they "cannot but conclude that the picture is a most extraordinary relic of a bygone age." It is, however, a curious illustration of the unpoetical character of this age of decaying faith, to find that the title-page of the descriptive particulars terminates with the statement that "the picture has lately been deposited at the London Joint Stock Bank as security for a large amount." We are now, however, informed that, for some reasons, this curious sale has been for the present countermanded.

Mr. Jeaffreson has completed his portion of the Life of Stephenson, which it is understood will place his hero in a new light, and successfully rebut some of the charges of social failings which have been hinted at by certain writers in the press.

The visit of Mr. Dicey, the Author of the Memoir of Count Cavour, and Rome in 1860, to the United States, is understood to be with the intention of writing a work upon the present aspect of the struggle for the Union, to be published by Messrs. Macmillan, either separately or in their Magazine.

Mr. Dutton Cook, who has recently made a successful appearance as a novelist, is engaged in writing a new work of fiction, to be published by Messrs. Smith, Elder, and Co.

The Queen, illustrated weekly newspaper, was offered for sale by auction, as announced, on the 21st ult., but has not, we believe, changed hands in consequence.

Mr. Bernard M'Cabe is, we believe, engaged, with the Author's sanction, in [translating Dollinger's work on the Papal Government, which has been so warmly eulogised as a book of high authority on the subject in recent numbers of the Edinburgh Review, the Athenæum, the Revue des Deux Mondes, &c. Dollinger, though a zealous Catholic, exposes in glowing language the corruptions and misgovernment of the Romish power, and maintains the view that the temporal sway of the Pope is no longer necessary or possible.

Mr. Phillip Delamotte and Mr. R. Dudley are engaged in designing and engraving the bulk of the fine-art illustrations for the forthcoming Official Illustrated Catalogue of the Great Exhibition. The work is in a forward and satisfactory state, and will be published in separate parts in rapid succession, from and after the opening of the building. The Historical and Descriptive Introduction, by Mr. John Hollingshead, will begin the series, and will be published upon tinted paper, with some sixty steel and wood engravings, plans, and maps of general interest.

Among books forwarded for notice we have a First number of Part 1 of Golden Words, published by Messrs. J. H. and J. Parker. The work consists of selections of the most striking and beautiful brief passages from the writings of our old poetical divines-Jeremy Taylor, Jewell, Coverdale, H oker, Donne, Leighton, Tyndall, Becon, Hall, and others, and forms a delightful little volume of gems of theological literature. Messrs. Cassell, Petter, and Galpin have published another of their cheap and useful handbooks-practical information for persons seeking Railway situations being the subject. The class to whom it is addressed cannot fail to find it a really handy book." The Editor of Old Jonathan also sends us a monthly part of his excellent weekly penny paper, addressed to the industrious classes, which is full of wholesome reading and good, bold woodcuts.


AUCTIONS DURING THE ENSUING FORTNIGHT.-Mr. Hodgson, March 3 to 6, One hundred thousand volumes of popular books of all classes, bound and in quires. Messrs. Leigh, Sotheby and Wilkinson, March 5, Archæological prints and drawings, illustrative of English History, from Strawberry Hill. March 6, A collection of ancient engravings and drawings, by old masters. March 7, and three following days, first part of the extensive library of a gentleman. Messrs. Southgate and Barrett, March 5, 6, 7, Miscellaneous books, principally modern, and a small stock of modern stationery. Mr. Pickering, March 6 and 7, at Abbeyfield, Sandbach, Cheshire, A library of ancient and modern divinity, heraldry, county histories, English poets, illustrated works, &c. Messrs. Puttick and Simpson, March 3, Collection of curious books and manuscripts; March 10 to 13, Important collection of autograph letters.

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AIDS to FAITH a Series of Theological Essays. Edited
by the Lord Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol. 2d edit.
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ALBITES (A.)- French Pronunciation: Theory, Prac-
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BAILEY (Samu 1)-On the Received Text of Shakspeare's
Dramatic Writings, and its Improvement. 8vo. pp. 262,
cloth, 8s. 6d. (Longman)
BARHAM (Francis)- Improved Monotessaron: a complete
Authentic Gospel Life of Christ; combining the words
of the Four Gospels in a Revised Version, and an Orderly
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BAYNE (P.)-The Testimony of Christ to Christianity.
Post 8vo. pp. 160, cl. 3s. 6d. (Nisbet) [vide Adv. 95] [588
BENTHAM (Sir Samuel)-The Life of Brigadier-General
Sir Samuel Bentham, formerly Inspector of Naval
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pp. 330, cloth, 10s. 6d. (Longman) [vide Adv. 179]..[589
BERESFORD (Gilbert)-Sorrow: a Poem. 12mo. pp. 252,
cloth, 5s. (Nisbet) [vide Adv. 116*]


A religious poem, in blank verse. BONAR (Horatius)-Hymns of Faith and Hope. 32mo. pp. 200, cloth, 18. 6d. (Nsibet) [vide Adv. 116*] ... [591 BOOK of TRADES (The). 12mo. pp. 238, cloth, 2s. (Christian Knowledge Society) ..[592 Practical descriptions of the various manufactures, with woodcuts. BRADDON (M. E.)-The Captain of the Vulture. 12mo. pp. 250, sewed, 1s. (Ward & L.)..... ..[593 BROCK (Mrs. Carey)-Wishing and Choosing; or, What is the Difference? 18mo. pp. 112, cloth, 1s. (Christian ..[594

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subject of the Memoir; Journal Notes of Rev. V. J.
Ellacombe, and Sir M. I. Brunel's daughter; Manu
script Memoirs by M. de St. Amand and Mr.
Carlisle, Librarian to George IV.

BULLOCK (Thomas and Francis)-The Progressive Eng-
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(Manchester, Heywood) pp. 30, sewed, 1d. (Simpkin) [597
BURN (Robert Scott)- The Lessons of My Farm: a Book
for Amateur Agriculturists; being an Introduction to
Farm Practice, in the Culture of Crops, the Feeding of
Cattle, Management of the Dairy, Poultry and Pigs,
and in the Keeping of Farm-work Records. 12mo. pp.
360, cloth, 6s. (Lockwood) [vide Adv. 169]..........[598
the Field Sports and Fauna of Australia Felix. New edit.
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CAB FARES-London Cab Fares: Official Tables (for the
Card Case), containing 29,520 References. 64mo. pp. 100,
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CAMPAIGN (The) in HOLLAND, 1799. By a Subaltern.
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CARTERETS (The); or, Country Pleasures. By E. A. R.
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Sketches of the life of an English family at a farm-
house near Knole Park, in Kent, with historical
anecdotes, accounts of rural sports, &c., relating to
the neighbourhood.

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