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Matthew Henry; and confirms the argument by the citation of certain passages of Scripture which appear by legitimate inference to support the conclusions of these writers, and to justify the acceptance of this belief. The object avowed by the Author of this work is to plead for more humane treatment of animals than they usually receive, owing to a thoughtless and unreasoning indifference to their rank next below man in the order of creation.
Records of Animal Sagacity and Character :
with a Preface on the Future Excistence of the Animal Creation. By the Rev. F. 0. MORRIS, B.A., Rector of Nunburnholme; Author of the History of British Birds, &c. Fcp. 8vo. Pp. 304, price 58. cloth.
[June 5, 1861. anecdotes collected into this volume, 318 in number, are distributed under the following heads : The Dog.
The Nightingale. The Elephant,
The Parrot. The Monkey.
The Whitethroat. The Horse.
The Landrail. The Ass.
'The Blackbird. The Cat.
The Thrush. The Wolf.
The Stork. The Sheep.
The Swan. The Mouse.
The Owl. The Badger.
The Fly.catcher. The Raven.
The Willow-Wren. The Pigeon.
The Cuckoo. The Partridge.
The Robin. The Gull,
The Goose. Their tendency is for the most part to prove by amusing and well-authenticated instances the presence of a rudimentary reasoning faculty in animals of the brute creation ;-a deduction conceived by the Author to warrant belief in the resurrection and immortality of every animal that breathes. The Preface defends the rationality of such a belief at considerable length; quotes in support of the view the writings, amongst others, of Bishop Butler, Tertullian and his commentators, Wesley, Dr. Adam Clarke, and
The Poetic Spirit, and other Poems. By
JAMES Ellis CARTWRIGHT. Fcp. 8vo. pp.
146, price 4s. 6d. cloth. [June 27, 1861. THE Poetic Spirit is a poem in three cantos, the lines. The first canto defines the Poetic Spirit as an universal principle of human nature, inducing men on the one hand to love goodness and beauty, on the other to hate all evil. The moral and physical forms of goodness, of beauty, and of evil, are then enumerated. Great men who show forth the Poetic Spirit by their words or by their actions are afterwards considered, and the first canto closes with a brief history from remote to present times of the progress of this great principle. The second canto recounts the influences which, springing from nature or art, from the revelations of science, and from the ordinary workings of the world around, tend to develop the Poetic Spirit in man as an individual; and the third canto treats of some of the many social evils which in our own age and country check that development. The smaller poems are short, and wholly of a miscellaneous character.
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new work by Dr. George Hartwig, entitled A
The Tropical World and its Living Wonders ; BAMPTON. LECTURES for 1861. a Popular Scientific Account of the Natural History
Preparing for publication, in One Volume, 8vo. of the Animal and Vegetable Kingdoms in Tropical * The Mission and Extension of the Church at Home, Regions, is preparing for publication. In this work " considered in Eight Lectures preached before the the Author has attempted to treat in detail the ex" University of Oxford in the Year MDCCCLXI. on tensive and interesting range of subjects included the Foundation of the late Rev.John Bampton, M.A.” under his title, with the same completeness, living By the Rev. John SANDFORD, B.D., Archdeacon of knowledge, and picturesque power which characterise
his work on the Sea and its Living Wonders.
A Narrative of the China War of 1860, by A
new work on THEBES, its Tombs and their Lieut.-Colonel WOLSELEY, 90th Light Infantry, Tenants, Ancient and Present, including a Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General to the Record of Excavations in the Necropolis, by A. HENRY Expeditionary Force, will be published in October, Rund, F.S.A. will be published in the Autumn, in in one volume, 8vo. illustrated with a Portrait of One Volume, royal 8vo. illustrated with coloured Lieut.-General Sir J. HOPE Grant, G.C.B., Plates and Woodcuts.
-in-Chief of the Expeditionary Army new Library of The account of the military and naval operations lately
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Strafford, and Hampden ; Vol. II. Pym, Marten, and diplomatic relations between the British and Celestial
and VOL. III, Cromwell. Governments; their causes of dispute, and the manner in which affairs were finally arranged.
new work, numerous conferences which took place between the
A Knowledge, is preparing for publication, by the officials of the British Embassy and the Chinese
Rev. John AYRE, M.A., of Gonville and Caius authorities, the work gives an unbiassed report,
College, Cambridge. The contents will comprise a showing, by constant reference to captured Chinese
Summary of the Evidences of Christianity; the Prindocuments, the motives which influenced the Pekin
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and Geography of the Scriptures; an Account of the and throwing considerable light upon their ideas
Formation of the Canon; separate Introductions to relating to diplomatic intercourse with other nations.
the several Books of the Bible, &c.; presenting at one The volume contains, likewise, an accurate account of
view, and in a convenient form for reference, a comthe country visited by the Allied Armies, and of the
plete body of information most necessary for the manners and customs peculiar to the people in the
thorough understanding of the Sacred Volume. The northern regions of China; also, amongst other
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with Maunder's well-known Series of Treasuries. within its walls, the signing of the Convention, new work, entitled The Tale of the Great and the ratification of the Tien-tsin Treaty. All the Persian War, by the Rev. GEORGE W. Cox, trustworthy information which could be obtained M. A., late Scholar of Trinity College, Oxford, is preregarding the fate of the British subjects taken
paring for publication. The author's wish is to place prisoners and murdered, is given in detail in the before the English reader the history of the great course of the narrative; and the author concludes struggle between Greece and Persia, as it was conhis work with his personal experiences during a stay ceived by Herodotus himself. Nowhere, perhaps, at Nankin, the Head-Quarters of the Rebel Forces, except in translations (which, of necessity, labour under where he remained as a guest of one of their kings, the disadvantages and exhibit the defects cominon and had many opportunities of observing their present all literal translations), is the beautiful narrative of the condition and estimating their future prospects. historian accessible to readers not acquainted with the
original. The great writers who in our own day A OF
have imparted å living reality to the History of PHY, based on the PRINCIPLES of NATU. Greece, "have rather analysed the narrative of RAL SCIENCE, by J. D. MORELL, M.A. LL.D. Herodotus than presented it in its own poetical form. is preparing for publication. The object of this work The present volume gives in the first part the Tale is to pursue the Analysis of the Human Mind sim- the War as it is found in Herodotus, without the ply under the guidance of facts taken from the widest many and long digressions which apparently break survey of human nature, and by the principles of the thread of the narrative and tend to put out of sight Inductive Philosophy. To accomplish this end it the strict unity of epical conception and of religious goes back to the physical basis of all human activity, and moral sentiment which pervades the whole
. In a investigating the primordial forms and conditions of second part the author has endeavoured to determine life, and showing the transition from the vital to the the general credibility of the history, by an examinmental processes.
It attempts next to develop the ation of the means of information open to Herodotus, general laws of our intellectual activity, and to show of the results of recent Assyrian discoveries, and of how the primary forms of the human intelligence the several causes and incidents of the war, as given gradually unfold themselves into all the fulness by Herodotus and other writers. His attention has and richness of our Mental Maturity. The various been directed more particularly to the life of Themisphenomena of the Intellect, the Emotions and the tocles and the alleged evidence of his treachery, as Will are thus drawn out into one connected chain a question at once of historical and practical interest ; of natural sequences, and all connected with those and he has sought to show that this evidence is susprimary and instinctive activities, out of which they ceptible of a more lenient interpretation than that are evolved, by the fundamental laws of our mental which has been given to it even by writers so strictly growth.
impartial as Bishop THIRLWALL and Mr. GROTE.
new volume of popular natural history, de- Now Work on Ceylon, by Sir J. Emerson
Tennent. animals in their native haunts, written by Mr. of A
new volume will appear in the Autumn the Mountains of Bavaria," and based entirely on per
on the Natural History of Ceylon, by Sir J. sonal observation, will shortly be published under the
EMERSON TENNENT, K.C.S., LL.D., &c., with numerous title of Forest Creatures, with several illustrations drawn
Illustrations from Original Drawings, to be entitled
Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon, and comfrom nature by Guido HAMMER, an artist of repute
prising Anecdotes illustrative of the Habits and resident at Dresden. The contents of this work com
İnstincts of the Mammalia, Birds, Reptiles, Fishes, prise, amongst other kindred matters, a series of chap
Insects, &c., of the Island. A considerable portion ters on the Wild Boar, the Roe, the Red Deer, the Fallow Deer, the Cock of the Woods, the Black Cock,
of the contents of the forthcoming volume formed the and the Eagle. An essay on “Homer a Sportsman”
Zoological section of a much more comprehensive
work recently published by the Author on the history follows, reviewing certain passages of the Iliad, Odyssey,
and present condition of Ceylon. But its inclusion and Homeric Hymns relating to the sports of the
there was a matter of difficulty :—to have omitted field. The volume concludes with a few Hints on the nse of the Rifle in the Forest, embodying the Author's
altogether the chapters on Natural History would
have impaired the completeness of the plan on which own experience.
he had attempted to describe the island ; and to have
inserted them as they are now about to appear, without A new work, entitled the Treasury of Botany,
curtailment, would have encroached unduly on the is preparing for publication, under the editorship
space required for other essential topics. In this of John LINDLEY, M.D., F.R.S., F.L.S., Emeritus
dilemma, Sir J. EMERSON TENNENT was obliged to Professor of Botany in University College, London :
adopt the alternative of so condensing the matter assisted by Professor BALFOUR, F.R.S.E. ; the Rev.
as to bring the whole within the prescribed proJ. M. BERKELEY, F.L.S. ; John Ball, Esq., F.R.S. ; portions. But this operation necessarily diminished the Rev. C. A. JOHNS, F.L.S. ; J. T. SYME, Esq., the general interest of the subjects treated, by the
MAXWELL MASTERS, Esq., F.L.S. ; THOMAS omission of incidents which would otherwise have MOORE, Esq., F.L.S. ; and other practical Botanists.
been retained ; as well as by the exclusion of anec. The Treasury of Botany will form a volume in fcp. dotes calculated to illustrate the habits and instincts 8vo, uniform with Maunder's well-known Series of
of the animals described. The design of republishing Treasuries, and illustrated with 16 Engravings on these sections in an independent form afforded the Steel, and numerous Engravings on Wood, from
only opportunity for repairing these defects by designs by W. H. FITCH.
revising the entire, restoring the omitted passages, and
introducing fresh materials collected in Ceylon; and A
new classical school-book entitled Lessons in this additional matter will occupy a very large por
Continuous Latin Prose-Writing, by the Rev. W. tion of the volume now in the press. It will include WINDHAM BRADLEY, M. A., late Demy of Magdalen the monograph of the Elephant, which formed the College, Oxford ; Author of "Latin Prose Exercises, Eighth division of the original work, and contains consisting of English Sentences translated from -ample and interesting particulars of the wild ele* Cesar, Cicero, and Livy to be retranslated into the phants of Ceylon, their habits in a state of nature, and "original Latin,” is preparing for publication, with a the processes of capturing and training them. This Key. Each lesson of this work will consist of a rule monograph, thoroughly revised, will form a leading in syntax or explanation of some important point with
division of the forthcoming work ; for completeness reference to tense, mood, &c., accompanied, when and novelty it has been described by the first of necessary, by further helps, and followed by an Eng- living zoologists as the most comprehensive and acculish exercise to be translated into Latin, the more rate account in any language of this stupendous difficult Latin words and phrases being given. These animal, The ILLUSTRATIONS, which are unusually exercises will constitute the most valuable part of the numerous and all entirely new, have been engraved work. Some of them will be formed by a compila- on wood in the best manner by skilful artists from tion of short sentences ; but the larger number will drawings made from nature expressly for the present consist of paragraphs, some translated from Cicero, work. Casar, and Livy, others English versions of passages from the same writers, simplified and adapted for the
new work, entitled The Lives of St. Peter and purpose in view, and others again the original com- St. John, with an Account of their Writings, and position of the author. The book will be divided into of the State of the Christian Church at the close of the three or four parts, progressive as to difficulty. From Apostolic Age, is preparing for publication, by the the first the use of the subjunctive mood will be studi- Rev. F. C. Cook, M.A., Chaplain in Ordinary to the ously excluded. And both the first and in some degree Queen, one of Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools, the second part will be of a very simple character, and Prebendary of St. Paul's, and Examining Chaplain adapted for the use of boys not sufficiently advanced to the Bishop of Lincoln ; to form two volumes in to do with tolerable ease and correctness the exercises quarto, printed and illustrated_uniformly with the in any published work on continuous Latin prose- first edition of CoNYBEARE and Howson's “Life and writing known to the aathor.
Epistles of St. Paul."
CONTINUATION of the New Edition of
Bacon's Works.—The Letters and Life of Francis Bacon, including all his Occusional Works, numely, Letters, Speeches, Tracts, Stute Papers, Devices, Private Memoranda, and all authentic Writings not already included among the Philosophical, Literary, or Professional Works : now newly collected, revised, and set out in Chronological order, with a Commentary, biographical and historical, by JAMES SPEIDING, of Trinity College, Cambridge, are preparing for pubIcation. The First and SECOND VOLUMES, forming VOLUMES VIII. and IX. of the New Edition of Lord Bacon's Works, edited by Messrs. SPEDDING, ELLIS, and HEATH, are in the press.
AN English Edition of Herr BERLEPSCH's Pictures Alps, or Sketches of Life and Nature in the Mountains, translated by the Rev. LESLIE STEPHEN, M A., Fellow and Tutor of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, is nearly ready for publication, illustrated with the same series of seventeen Sketches of Alpine Scenery, from the pencil of Herr Emil RITTMEYER, which accompany the original work. Herr Berlepsch's work contains a popular and scientific description of the most remarkable and picturesque phenomena of the Alpine regions. It commences with a short account of the geology and characteristic vegetation of the mountains on both the Italian and German side. After this descriptions are given of thunderstorms, snowstorms, landslips, avalanches, &c., as they occur in the higher Alps, with explanations of their most striking peculiarities. All these wonders of nature are brought before the reader with a power and vigour evidently derived from a practical insight into their causes and frequent familiarity with their effects. The glaciers and Alpine summits are next treated of ; anecdotes of exploring expeditions and incidents follow, accompanied by accounts of the most perilous ascents and memorable adventures of late years in this chain. The work concludes with a description of various modes of life peculiar to the Alps, such as that in the high pastur. ages, that of the chamois-hunters, goatherds, wild hay-cutters, and woodmen, and of life in the higher villages. As the Author is a dweller in the Alps, personally familiar with the scenes he describes, his pictures have the merit of being the result of more intimate knowledge than can be possessed by any foreign writer. His work may be described as an attempt to do for the majestic scenery and stupendous phenomena of the Alps, what has already been done with great completeness by Von Tschudi for the animal life of the same regions. It is believed that many of Berlepsch's descriptions will be substantially new to English travellers in the Alps, since they often refer to districts little visited at any time, and to seasons when the upper Alpine regions cannot be explored by tourists without danger. Even those passages of the work which relate to scenery and phenomena familiar to the wanderer in Switzerland and Savoy, contain, it is believed, fuller and more accurate details than can elsewhere be found in conjunction with vivid and picturesque descriptive power.
JOHNSON'S Dictionary of the English Lan
guage, a New Edition, founded on that of 1773 (the last published in Dr. Johnson's lifetime), with numerons Emendations and Additions, by R. G. LATHAM, M.D., F.R.S., &c. will be published in Monthly Parts, forming, when completed, 2 vols. 4to. This work will be founded on the last edition of Todd; but will not be regulated by the principles of either Todd or Johnson exclusively. An attempt will be made to give both such new words as have been lately introduced into our language, and such old ones as, although deserving a place, have been omitted in previous dictionaries. At the same time purely technical words will be omitted ; as well as those words which from their antiquity may be considered as Anglo-Saxon rather than English. It is clear, how. ever, that no very strict rule can be laid down on this point. The deviations will be on the side of comprehension rather than exclusion. For every word and quotation, in the way of illustration, an authority will be given ; special attention being bestowed upon the derivations ; among which none which are merely speculative will be admitted. The Historical Introduction will be brought down to the present time, and many omissions in the original made good.
** Part the First will be published on the 1st of January, 1862. A
new work on the Chase of the Wild Red
Deer in the Counties of Devon and Somerset, by CHARLES Palk COLLINS, Esq., of Dulverton, will be published in the approaching Autumn, and is expected io supply a blank in the history of sport in this country. The very existence of the red deer in their wild state, on Exmoor and the wild and wooded purlieus of that vast tract of land, and the peculiaritics of the mode of hunting these denizens of the forest, are almost unknown even to many who rank amongst the most ardent lovers and supporters of the chase. Yet from the time of Queen Elizabeth, at least, when Her Majesty's ranger, Hugh Pollard, kept a pack of stag: hounds at Limmsbath, in the heart of the then royal forest of Exmoor, down to the present time, the country has been hunted by a succession of packs, and the names of Fortescue, Acland, and Chichester are to be found amongst those of the many worthics of the west by whom the noble sport has been fostered and patronised. The author of the work has himself hunted with the different packs for nearly half a century, and on more than one occasion has rendered service in preventing the discontinuance of the hounds, and in awakening the interest of the pro prietors of estates and coverts in the preservation of the game.
Much information on the nature and habits of the deer will be found in the work, which is enlivened by many anecdotes connected with the chase, and furnished with an appendix, in which a selection from the most remarkable runs that have occurred in modern times is given, and which, to the local sportsman at all events
, can hardly fail to be interesting. The skilful pencil of an amateur who is familiar with this noble sport will enhance the interest of this volume by some vivid lithographic delineations of the scenes in which he has often taken part.
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The City of the Saints, and Across the Rocky
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[Nov. 9, 1861. THE THE author of this volume had long since de
termined, after his pilgrimages to the Holy Cities in the Old World, to visit their young rival in the New, and to examine in its working
on the spot the Theocratic system of the Mormon
The present work would not have seen the light so soon after the publication of “A Journey to Great Salt Lake City,” by M. Jules Remy, if it had not appeared to the author that there was yet much for him to say. The French naturalist passed through the Mormon settlements in 1855, and five years in the Far West are equal to half a century in the Old World. The Mormons are