« VorigeDoorgaan »
single reservation. The illustrations are disgracefully bad. Thackeray was not remarkable for his skill in drawing but his sketches were occasionally very full of humorous expression. The drawings of the Messrs. Harper are reduced in size from the original wood-cuts; and, while in the process the drawing is by no means improved, every trace of expression is carefully eliminated. The unhappy man who executed the picture of Dobbin lying under a tree, in the fifth chapter, must have been filled with remorse when he came to discover that he had made a dreadful caricature of the only virtuous man in the book. We recommend the publishers in the succeeding volumes to either pay more attention to the execution of the illustrations, or omit them altogether.
NEW PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED.
THEOLOGICAL AND RELIGIOUS.
The Church of the First Three Centuries; or, Notices of the Lives and Opinions of the Early Fathers, with special reference to the Doctrine of the Trinity, illustrating its Late Origin and Gradual Formation. By Alvan Lamson, D.D. Second edition, revised and enlarged. Boston: Walker, Fuller, & Co. 8vo. pp. 410.
The Graver Thoughts of a Country Parson. Second Series. Boston: Ticknor & Fields. pp. 332.
A Commentary on the Lord's Prayer. By W. Denton. Edited and enlarged by H. J. Fox. New York: Carlton & Porter. 24mo. pp. 208.
Hallowed Songs; a Collection of the most popular Hymns and Tunes. New York: Carlton & Porter. (Containing 400 hymns, and nearly as many tunes, well selected, and in a form extremely convenient for use).
Hours among the Gospels; or, Wayside Truths from the Life of our Lord. By N. C. Burt, D.D. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co. 12mo. pp. 215.
Christianity and Statesmanship, with Kindred Topics. By William Hague, D.D. New edition. Boston: Gould & Lincoln. 12mo. pp. 414.
The Verdict of Reason upon the Question of the Future Punishment of those who die Impenitent. By Henry Martyn Dexter. Boston: Nichols & Noyes. pp. 157.
History of Congregationalism from about A.D. 250 to the Present Time; in continuation of the Account of the Origin and Earliest History of this System of Church Polity contained in "A View of Congregationalism." By George Punchard. Second edition, rewritten and greatly enlarged. New York: Hurd & Houghton. 12mo. 2 vols. pp. 562, 519.
Our Country; its Trial and its Triumph. A Series of Discourses suggested by the varying Events of the War for the Union. By George Peck. New York: Carlton & Porter. pp. 300.
HISTORY AND POLITICS.
Historical View of the American Revolution. By George Washington Greene. Boston: Ticknor & Fields. pp. 459.
History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth. By James Antony Froude. New York: Charles Scribner & Co. Vols. I., II. pp. 447, 501. (To be reviewed.)
Canada; its Defences, Condition, and Resources. By W. Howard Russell. Boston Burnham. pp. 310.
A Smaller History of Rome, from the Earliest Times to the Establishment of the Empire. By William Smith. With a Continuation to A.D. 476. By Eugene Lawrence. New York: Harper & Brothers. 24mo. pp. 365.
SCIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY.
A Treatise on Astronomy. By Elias Loomis. New York: Harper & Brothers. 8vo. pp. 338.
Annual of Scientific Discovery; or, Year-Book of Facts in Science and Art for 1865. Edited by David A. Wells. Boston: Gould & Lincoln. pp. 355.
A View at the Foundations; or, First Causes of Character, as operative before Birth from Hereditary and Spiritual Sources. By Woodbury M. Fernald. Boston: William V. Spencer. pp. 210.
Know the Truth; a Critique on the Hamiltonian Theory of Limitation, including Seven Strictures on the Theories of Rev. Henry L. Mansel, and Mr. Herbert Spencer. By Jesse H. Jones. New York: Hurd & Houghton. pp. 225.
Essays in Criticism. By Matthew Arnold. Boston: Ticknor & Fields. 12mo. pp. 506.
Homeric Translation in Theory and Practice. A reply to Matthew Arnold, Esq. By Francis W. Newman, a Translator of the Iliad. London: Williams & Norgate. 8vo. pp. 104.
The Iliad of Homer, rendered into English Blank Verse, by Edward, Earl of Derby. New York: Charles Scribner & Co. 2 vols. (To be reviewed.)
NOVELS AND TALES.
At Anchor; a Story of our Civil War. By an American. New York: D. Appleton & Co. pp. 311.
Kate Kennedy; A Son of the Soil; Miss Mackenzie, by Anthony Trollope; On Guard, by Annie Thomas; Theo. Leigh, by the Same. New York: Harper & Brothers.
Beatrice. By Julia Kavanagh. New York: D. Appleton & Co. pp.
The Ideal Attained; being the Story of two Steadfast Souls, and how they won their Happiness, and lost it not. By Eliza W. Farnham. New York: C. M. Plumb & Co. 8vo. pp. 510.
The Clever Woman of the Family. By the author of "The Heir of Redclyffe." New York: D. Appleton & Co. 8vo. pp. 233.
The Gayworthys; a Story of Threads and Thrums. "Faith Gartney's Girlhood." Boston: Loring. pp. 399.
By the author of
The Young Lieutenant; or, the Adventures of an Army Officer. A Story of the Great Rebellion. By William T. Adams. Boston: Lee & Shepard. 8vo. pp. 383.
Companion Poets for the People. 1. Household Poems, by H. W. Longfellow; 2. Songs for all Seasons, by Alfred Tennyson. Boston: Ticknor & Fields. 16mo. pp. 96.
Hasty Recognition of Rebel Belligerency, and our Right to complain of By George Bemis. Boston: A. Williams & Co. 8vo. pp. 57. The President's Words; Selection of Passages from the Speeches, Addresses, and Letters of Abraham Lincoln. Boston: Walker, Fuller, & Co. pp. 186.