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THE

NATIONAL REVIEW.

VOL. VI.

JANUARY AND APRIL 1858.

LONDON:

CHAPMAN AND HALL, 193 PICCADILLY.

UDCCCLVIII.

LONDON: PRINTED BY ROBSON, LEVEY, AND PRANKLYN,

Great New Street and Fetter Lane.

THE NATIONAL REVIEW.

CONTENTS OF NO. XI.- JANUARY 1858.

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ART. I.-PRINCIPLES OF INDIAN GOVERNMENT

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An Address to Parliament on the Duties of Great Britain to India.

By Charles Hay Cameron. London, 1853.

Letters of Indophilus to the “Times. London, 1857.

Despatch to the Governor of India on the subject of General Edu-

cation in India. Parliamentary Paper, 393. 1854.

Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official. By Lieut.-Colonel

Sleeman. London, 1844.

A Selection of Articles and Letters on various Indian Questions,

including Remarks on European Parties in Bengal, Social Policy

and Missions in India, and the Use of the Bible in Government

Schools. Contributed to the English Press by Hodgson Pratt,

Bengal Civil Service; late Inspector-General of Schools in South

Bengal. London: Chapman and Hall, 1857.

Les Anglais et l'Inde. Par E. de Valbezen. Paris, 1857.

ART. II.-GEORGE SAND

37

Histoire de ma vie. Par George Sand.' Paris, 1855.

Euvres de George Sand. Paris, 1857.

ART. III.—COLONEL MURE AND THE ATtic HISTORIANS 69

A Critical History of the Language and Literature of Ancient

Greece. By William Mure of Caldwell. Vol. V. London, 1857.

ART. IV.-HASHISH

91

The Chemistry of Common Life. By J. F.W.Johnston. 1856. 8vo.

Pictures of Palestine, Asia Minor, Sicily, and Spain; or, the Lands

of the Saracen. By Bayard Taylor. London, 1855. 8vo.

Thèse pour le Doctorat en Médecine : Du Haschisch, son Histoire,

ses Effets physiologiques et thérapeutiques. Par J. M. E. Ber-

thault. Paris, 1854. 4to.

The Elements of Materia Medica and Therapeutics. By J. Pereira.

Fourth Edition. London, 1855. 8vo.

The Travels of Marco Polo. Edited by H. Murray. New York,

1845. 8vo.

Du Haschisch, et de l'Aliénation mentale. Par J. Moreau.. Paris,

1845. 8vo.

ART. V.-Ben JONSON .

112

Poetical Works of Ben Jonson. Edited by Robert Bell. London:

John W. Parker and Son, 1856.

The Works of Ben Jonson. With Notes, &c. By W. Gifford, Esq.

1816.

ART. VI.-THE CZAR NICHOLAS

147

The Accession of Nicholas I. Compiled by special command of

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the Emperor Alexander II., by his Imperial Majesty's Secretary

of State, Baron M. Korff, and translated from the original Rus-

sian. Third Impression (now first published). London: John

Murray, 1857.

The Russian Empire, its People, Institutions, and Resources. By

Baron Von Haxthausen, author of “Transcaucasia, « The

Tribes of the Caucasus," &c. Translated by Robert Farie, Esq.

2 vols. London: Chapman and Hall, 1856.

The Nations of Russia and Turkey, and their Destiny. By Ivan

Golovin, author of “The Caucasus. Two parts. London :

Trübner and Co., 1854.

La Russie et les Russes. Par N. Tourgueneff. 3 tomes. Bruxelles,

1847.

Secret History of the Court and Government of Russia under the

Emperors Alexander and Nicholas. By J.H. Schnitzler. 2 vols.

London : Richard Bentley, 1847.

Russia under the Autocrat Nicholas the First. By Ivan Golovine,

a Russian Subject. 2 vols. London: Henry Colburn, 1846.

Revelations of Russia in 1846. By an English Resident. Third

Edition. 2 vols. London: Colburn, 1846.

La Russie en 1839. Par le Marquis de Custine. 4 tomes. Paris,

1843.

Russia. Abridged from the French of the Marquis de Custine.

London : Longmans, 1854.

ART. VII.-The WORLD OF MIND BY ISAAC TAYLOR . 173

The World of Mind : an Elementary Book. By Isaac Taylor.

London: Jackson and Walford, 1867.

ART. VIII.-MR. COVENTRY PATMORE'S POEMS

188

The Angel in the House : Book 1. The Betrothal. Book II. The

Espousals. By Coventry Patmore. Second Edition. London:

J. W. Parker and Son, 1857.

Tamerton Church-Tower, and other Poems. By Coventry Pat-

London : J. W. Parker and Son, 1857.

Art. IX.-CIVILISATION AND FAITH

198

History of Civilisation in England. By Henry Thomas Buckle.

Vol. I. J. W. Parker. 1857.

ART. X.-THE MONETARY CRISIS

228

Report from the Select Committee on the Bank Acts;

together

with the Proceedings of the Committee, Minutes of Evidence,

Appendix, and Index. Ordered by the House of Commons tó

be printed, July 30, 1857.

Debate in the House of Lords on the Bank-Issues Indemnity Bill,

on the 11th December 1857. Reported in “ Times" Newspaper

of December 12th.

Debate in the House of Commons on the Reappointment of the

Bank-Charter Committee, on the same day, and reported in the

same journal.

Books OF THE QUARTER SUITABLE FOR READING-SOCIETIES 254

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Art. 1.-MEROPE: A TRAGEDY

259

Merope : a Tragedy. By Matthew Arnold. London: Long-

mans, 1858.

ART. II.-STRAUSS’s Life of Ulrich von HUTTEN

280

Ulrich von Hutten. Von David Friederich Strauss. 2 vols. Leip-

zig: F. A. Brockhaus, 1858.

Epistolæ Obscurorum Virorum, aliaque Ævi Decimi Sexti Moni-

menta rarissima. Die Briefe der Finsterlinge an Magister

Ortuinus von Deventer, nebst andern sehr seltenen Beiträgen

zur Litteratur- Sitten- und Kirchengeschichte des sechzehnten

Jahrhunderts. Herausgegeben und erläutert durch Dr. Ernst

Münch. (Letters of Obscure Men to Master Ortuinus of De-

venter, with other very rare Contributions to the History of

Letters, Manners, and the Church in the 16th Century. Edited

and elucidated by Dr. Ernest Münch.) Leipzig, 1827.

ART. III.—RECENT CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STUDY OF Latin

LITERATURE

. 311

Bibliotheca Classica : edited by George Long, M.A., and the Rev.

A. J. Macleane, M.A.-Publii Terentii Comædiæ Sex; with a

Commentary by the Rev. E. St. John Parry, M.A.-Juvenalis

et Persii Satiræ ; with a Commentary by the Rev. A. J. Mac-

leane, M.A.

The Speech of Cicero for Aulus Cluentius Habitus; with Prolego-

mena and Notes by William Ramsay, M.A. Trin. Col. Camb.,

Professor of Humanity in the University of Glasgow.

Lectures on Roman Husbandry, delivered before the University of

Oxford. By Charles Daubeny, M.D., Professor of Botany and

Rural Economy in the University of Oxford.

ART. IV.-SWEDENBORGIANA

336

Arcana Cælestia. The Heavenly Arcana contained in the Holy

Scriptures, or Word of the Lord, unfolded. By Emanuel Swe-

denborg. 12 vols. 8vo. London, 1848.

The True Christian Religion; containing the Universal Theology

of the New Church, foretold by the Lord in Daniel and in the

Apocalypse. By Emanuel Swedenborg. 8vo. London, 1855.

Heaven and Hell; also the Intermediate State, or World of

Spirits : a Relation of Things heard and seen. By Emanuel

Swedenborg. 8vo. London, 1850.

Conjugal Love, &c. By Emanuel Swedenborg. A new edition

revised. 8vo. London, 1855.

Emanuel Swedenborg : a Biography. By J. J. G. Wilkinson.

8vo. London, 1849.

Life: its Nature, Varieties, nd Phenomena. By Leo H. Grindon.

Second edition, improved and considerably enlarged. 8vo. Lon-

don, 1857.

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