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REVIEW OF NEW BOOKS.
Frederick the Great and his Times. Edited, with an
by Thomas Campbell, Esq. author of “The Pleasures of Hope.” Two
volumes. Lea and Blanchard: Philadelphia.
We had much rather have Campbell styled “the author of the Battle of
the Baltic,” than of “The Pleasures of Hope,” but this is a mere point
of taste. He has been requested by the writer of this work to usher it
with the name of Campbell, and has consented, because assured of the
work’s merit. The Times of Frederick the Great were replete with
interest. Thus, with a good theme and Campbell’s approbation of the
handling, we may rely implicitly in the value of these volumes.
The American Pocket Library of Useful Knowledge.
Complied by Thomas
C. Clarke, Philadelphia. Second Edition. Griffith & Simon:
The merits of this little book, as well as of its author, are so well
known and appreciated, that we feel it unnecessary to do more than call
public attention to the issue of a new edition. The variety, accuracy
and comprehensiveness of the information here included, have seldom, if
ever, been equalled, in the same space.
Physiology for Schools. By Reynell Coates, M. D.,
Member of the National Institution, Washington City, &c. &c.
Second Edition, Revised. Philadelphia: E. A. Butler.
The modest, not less than the excellent judgement of Dr. Coates, is
displayed in the preface to this volume; which, in our honest opinion,
is not only the best work of its kind extant, but the only work
fulfilling in any degree the purposes of a text-book for schools. We
are delighted to find such publications as this so well received by the
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Visits to Remarkable Places; Old Halls, Battle-Fields, and Scenes
Illustrative of Striking Passages in History and Poetry; Chiefly in the
Counties of Durham and Northumberland. By William Howitt, Author of the
“Rural Life of England,” “Book of the Seasons,” “Student Life of
German,” &c. Second Series. Philadelphia: Carey & Hart.
The first series of this beautiful work will be remembered by all. The
present is, perhaps, even more delightful. Few writers are more truly
popular, and at the same time, more truly deserving popularity than
Howitt. His sketches are replete with the interest of observation and
profound sensibility to beauty both in Nature and Art. The external
appearance of this volume nearly resembles that of “The Student Life of
Germany,” and does honor to the liberality of Messieurs Carey &
The Patapsco and Other Poems. By Charles Soran. Second
Edition with Additions. Fielding Lucas, Jr.: Baltimore
This is a very prettily printed little volume, dedicated to the Rev. J.
N. M’Jilton and Mr. N. C. Brooks of Baltimore. Under the auspices of
these gentlemen, this second edition has been issued. With an earnest
wish to speak well of the work, we can find nothing in it worth even
Gems of the Modern Poets. With Biographical Notices. By
S. C. Hall. Carey and Hart: Philadelphia.
For the memoranda upon which the brief biographies of this work are
based, the compiler is indebted, chiefly, to the poets themselves. The
criticisms appear to us exceedingly judicious. The poems selected are
indicative of the taste which has guided the whole publication.