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New Work, entitled the Treasury of Bible A Csile Benamin C. Brodie, Bart. D.C.L. Presi

Collected Edition of the Works of the late A

Knowledge, is preparing for publication by the Rev. John AYRE, M.A. of Gonville and Caius dent of the Royal Society, &c. is preparing for pubCollege, Cambridge. It will comprise a Summary lication by Mr. CHARLES Hawkins, Fellow of the of the Evidences of Christianity; the Principles of Royal College of Surgeons of England, to form 2 vols. Biblical Criticism ; the History, Chronology, and 8vo. This edition will contain all the published Geography of the Scriptures; an Account of the works of Sir BENJAMIN BRODIE, including his PsyFormation of the Canon; separate Introductions to chological Inquiries, his several Lectures and Adthe several Books of the Bible, &c.; presenting at one

dresses, and his Articles and Papers written for the view, and in a convenient form for reference, a com- Transactions of Societies, or printed in the various plete body of information most necessary for the medical and philosophical journals to which he conthorough understanding of the Sacred Volume. The tributed. Some observations will be subjoined on Treasury of Bible Knowledge will form a volume in Medicine and Surgery, from manuscript notes on fcp. 8vo. accompanied by Maps, Engravings on Steel, which Sir B. BRODIE was engaged at the time of his and numerous strictly illustrative Woodcuts; uniform death ; accompanied by a brief autobiographical with Maunder's well-known Series of Treasuries. Sketch of his Life, taken literally from his materials

left in manuscript. Petroleum, Coal, Peat

, &c. -A New Work on • Hydrocarbon Oils, &c.' their characters and New SANSKRIT English DictionARY by manufacture from petroleum, coal, and other bitu.

Professor THEODOR BENFey, of the University minous minerals, peat, &c. and their applications in

of Göttingen and Correspondent of the Institute of the arts, is preparing for publication, hy B. H. Paul, France, is preparing for publication. The valuable Esq. Ph.D. Consulting Chemist, and late Managing dictionary of the late Professor H. H. Wilson has Partner in the Lews Chemical Works. This work long been out of print, while the dictionaries now in will contain a full account of the various methods of course of publication in England and on the continent manufacturing useful commodities from native bitu. are planned on a scale which will require many years minous materials and from artificial tar; descriptions

for their completion, and, like the Latin Dictionary of of the characters essential for the safe and convenient FORCELLINI, and the Greek Thesaurus of Stephanus, application of the various products to the purposes of are designed for the use of advanced scholars only. domestic economy and of the arts, and of the chemical A dictionary of moderate size is therefore much needed principles concerned in their production from various

by those who wish to study the language for the sake sources, purification, &c. The numerous inventions of its literature and the aid which it affords to rethat have been brought forward in reference to this

searches in Comparative Grammar. The present work, important new branch of chemical industry will also which is intended to supply this want, will give only be described, and their respective merits illustrated.

those words which are found in the actual literature of The history of this new art will also be given, so that the language, to the exclusion of those which rest only the work, while of practical use to the manufacturer,

on the authority of Grammarians. The roots are, will also be of interest to the general reader.

however, inserted, but all which have not yet been

authenticated, are marked with a cross +. TUE Complete Works of Saint John of the The Dictionary will contain all words and meanings

Cross, translated by David Lewis, M.A. with a which are necessary for reading the Law book of Manu, Preface by His Eminence CARDINAL WISEMAN, the Bhagavadgitâ, the Hitopadesa, and almost all the forming 2 vols. 8vo. will be published at Christmas. standard works hitherto published, a list of which will These writings have for three centuries enjoyed a be inserted in the Preface. But in order to keep the classical reputation in Spain. They have also been work within strictly moderate limits, words occurring translated into almost every European language; but in the Vedic literature only, (chiefly on account of the the complete translation now announced will be the great difference between the Vedic language and the first which has ever been published in English. Sanskrit proper,) will not be included, although exThe contents will be distributed as follows. The ceptions are made in favour of those which occur in first volume will consist of The Ascent of Mount Lassen's Anthologia, and the Editor's Chrestomathy, Carmel,' in three books, and • The Obscure Night of as well as of some others which are of high interest in the Soul,' in two books. The second volume will Comparative Grammar. comprise-1. ‘A Spiritual Canticle between the Soul Each word will be given in the original Sanskrit, and Christ,' in forty stanzas, with their Explanation ; and in a Latin transliteration, and references, together 2. • The Living Flame of Love,' in four stanzas, with with translations of the most difficult passages, will be a Commentary ; 3. •Instructions and Cautions' for added in all cases where words are wanting in the those who are aiming at Christian perfection; 4. Seven- dictionaries already published, and where the con. teen · Letters’ on spiritual subjects ; 5. 'Maxims and struction or the admission of new significations is Sentences' for every day in the year; and 6. • Poems.' likely to involve difficulties for beginners. Of the prinThe usefulness of the book for the student will be cipal words short etymological notices will be furnished, increased by an Index to all the Scriptural references - the cognate words from the Greek, Latin and Teuwhich occur throughout the work, in addition to a full tonic languages being given wherever their relationGeneral Index.

ship with the Sanskrit is well established.

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Christian Songs and Hymns, translated from the German of C. J. P. SPITTA and other favourite Hymn* writers, by RICHARD MASSIE,' is in the press, to form one volume, fcp. 8vo, uniform with the FIRST SERIES. This volume will be divided into two parts, of which the first is the completion of SPITTA's • Psaltery and Harp ;' and the second consists of translations from,PAUL GERHARDT and other approved Hymn-writers of Germany. The Head Master of Shrewsbury School, in taken to edit Virgil expressly for School use. The main principle which his experience in teaching has led him to adopt is, that the Notes should be such as a Master, at least in the two highest forms of Public Schools, may justly require all his scholars to prepare as a portion of the lesson. These notes will seldom impart that knowledge which can be obtained from the three Dictionaries supposed to be in the hands of all advanced boys ; but they will indicate, by brief examinative questions, what a boy must obtain from his Dictionaries, while they embrace, briefly but sufficiently, whatever is further requisite for the full interpretation of the author. They will contain as much translated matter as may seem necessary to promote taste and guide judgment, while they carefully avoid that luxuriance of English trans. lation which is so unwelcome to every wise Master, as only tending to enfeeble, and often to mislead, the minds of boys. A paper on VIRGIL's style, in the nature of a Poetic Syntax, will be given: and to this the learner will often be referred. It is hoped that these principles will recommend themselves to scholars engaged in classical instruction. The Notes, written in English, will be placed at the end of the volume, -which it is hoped will be ready in the course of 1864. 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 numerous 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, however, 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 Introdaction will be brought down to the present time, and many omissions in the original made good.

Part I. is expected to be ready early in 1861.


on the Life of Christ, Ancient and Modern, * with other Poems,' Edited by the Rev. ORBY SAIFLEY, M.A. will be ready early in 1864.— This Collection of Hymns and Verses will form a Companion Volume to Lyra Eucharistica, and, in common with that Book, is intended for devotional reading at home, and not for public use in Church. It will consist of both original and selected Hymns and Verses. Of the latter, those have for the most part been taken which are the least known amongst Hymns which have been written or translated since the revival of the taste for the use of ancient compositions. With a few exceptions, the Contributors to Lyra Messianica will be the same as those who contributed to Lyra Eucharistica, considerably strengthened by additional Authors; and the sources whence Poems have been selected are the same or similar to those previously employed. Of the original Hymns, some are original, some are translations of Hymns never before attempted in English, and some are new versions of those already well known. The Hymns will be in accordance with the Doctrine of the Church of England; and they will be printed verbatim, as their Authors composed or revised them. A

New Serial Work on Natural History by the

Rev. J. G. WOOD, M.A. F.L.S. Author of The Illustrated Natural History,' &c. is preparing for publication, to be entitled • Homes without Hands, being an * Account of the Habitations constructed by various Animals classed according to their Principles of Construc* tion;' and illustrated with very numerous Wood Engravings by G. PEARSON, from Original Drawings made by F. W. KEYL and E. A. Smith, under the Author's superintendence expressly for this work. PART I. in 8vo. price ls. sewed, will be published on January 1, 1864 ; to be continued monthly, and completed in Twenty Parts, price ls, each.

The work will begin with the BURROWERS, of which the following are illustrated : Burrowing Mammalia, Mole, Fox, Prairie Dog, Rabbit, Chipping Squirrel, Polar Bear, Pichiciago, Armadillo, Aard Vark, Mallangong, and Gopher. Burrowing Birds, Sand Martin, Kingfisher, Puffin, Bee Eater, Toucan, and Woodpecker. Burrowing Crustacea, the Land Crab and Robber Crab. Burrowing Mollusca, Solen, Pholas, and Shipworm. Burrowing, Spiders and Insects, Trapdoor Spider, Wasp, Ant Lion, Burrower Bees of various kinds, Burrower Beetles of various kinds : and many others. The Pensile Nests will come next in order, and will be followed by the Social, the ERECted, the TERRESTRIAL, the Aerial (or Branch Nests), the SUBAQUATIC, and the MISCELLANEOUS Nests.

The whole of these Illustrations are being drawn expressly for the work, and will present characteristic episodes in the life of each ANIMAL. The subjects have all been suggested by the Author, and the Drawings are submitted to his inspection before they are engraved. Figures of all the most remarkable examples will be given ; and in every instance the ARCHITECT will be drawn together with its HABITATION, and will in most cases be represented as engaged in some occupation which identifies its species and mode of workmanship.

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Cew Classical School Book by the Rev. H.

THE REVISED CODE. - The Grade MUSGRAVE Wilkins, M.A.—'À Latin Anthology, 'Lesson Book Primer for the use of Infant Schools, or Progressive Latin Reading-Book, for the use of the by E. T. STEVENS, Associate of King's College, Lon

Junior and Middle Classes in Schools,' by the Rev. H. don, and CHARLES HOLE, Head Master of Lough. MUSGRAVE WILKINS, M. A. Fellow of Merton College, borough Collegiate School, Brixton, is nearly ready Oxford, will be ready early in the year 1864. This for publication. It is meant to be introductory to work will consist of selections from the easier Latin the Grade Lesson Books,' by the same Authors, in Poets, commencing with a few fables of Phædrus, fol- course of publication in Six Parts or STANDARDS, lowed by short passages from Ovid, and succeeded by of which the first Five may now be had. This Primer longer excerpts from that poet. Next in order will is intended as an easy introduction to the art of be found the most available portions of Tibullus; of Reading, the same systematic arrangement of the whose Elegies there is no edition fit for school-boys, monosyllables being observed as that which characDissen's being only adapted for advanced scholars. terises the FIRST STANDARD of the Grade Lesson A few extracts from Propertius, Catullus, and Martial Books. The children, as in that book, are led, by will conclude the volume. A few notes only will be the easiest gradations, from one difficulty to another ; given, so as not to dispense with the use of the the selection of words being, however, confined to the Dictionary.

easier and more familiar ones. The work will form a 12mo. volume, and will be embellished with numerous

attractive woodcuts. A

Elementary Latin Grammar for the use of Schools, by the Author, the Rev. Edward Miller, A New Work on English History, for the use M.A. late Fellow and Tutor of New College, Oxford,

of Schools and Candidates for the Civil Ser rice, will be ready early in 1864. This Grammar will

Army, and other Examinations, by W. M. LUPTON,

Instructor of Candidates for the Civil Service, Army, contain an abridgment of the longer Accidence, some

and other Public Examinations, will be ready early of the large print being set in a smaller type, and

in 1864. The object of this work is to provide in some of the small type being retained in foot-notes;

one small volume a substantial analysis of the essenthe First Syntax ; a few Rules from the Second

tial elements of English History, It will contain Syntax for early reference ; and the earlier part of the Prosody, relating especially to Hexameters and

much matter never before published in form of

a school book. To the student preparing for the Pentameters. The publication of this Smaller Grammar is part of the Author's original plan, and is

Civil Service, Army, University, Local, or other Exintended to meet the wants of Boys until they are

amination, it is hoped that it will be found most

useful, as it will contain answers to all the questions able to use the larger Elementary Grammar. We . welcome Mr. MILLER'S Grammar, observes the

already proposed in English History by the various writer of an article in the SATURDAY REVIEW of

examining bodies. October 31, 1863, 'as a great improvement on all


OXFORD LOCAL EXAMINAthat have preceded it. It will be found extremely TIONS, 1864.- In the Regulations just issued useful to all who are engaged in teaching, either respecting the Oxford Local Examinations for 1864, • to boys at school or to men at college, the Latin it is stated that Junior Candidates will be required to

language and the difficult art of Latin composition, satisfy the Examiners in the Analysis and Parsing of • And we are disposed to anticipate a still more a passage taken from ‘Winter,' in Thomson's Seasons. • favourable estimate of his projected Smaller Gram- With a view to provide pupils who may be qualifying

We shall be surprised if it does not find its for these Examinations with a suitable Text-Book, way into extensive use in our public schools.'

a School Edition of. Tuomson's “Winter," with Erer.

cises in Parsing, Specimens of Analysis, and numerous

.-- Illustrative Notes,' is now in preparation by Mr. A New Edition, being the Ninth, of • HOOPER'S WALTER MÅLEOD, of the Royal Military Asylum, Medical Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Medical Chelsea, and will be ready early in 1864. The NOTES Science, containing an Explanation of the Terms in will contain, in addition to brief descriptions of the Medicine, and in the Allied Branches of Natural animals, places, &c. named in the poem, such notices of

Science,' brought down to the present time, by the phenomena of nature as may be deemed necessary ALEXANDER HENRY, M.D. is preparing for publica. to a comprehension of the text. In order to render tion, The great advances which have been made in the Book specially useful to Candidates, a few Exer. medical science since the appearance of the last cises in Parsing, on the Foreign Derivatives and words edition of this work have rendered a thorough revision of unusual occurrence, also Specimens of Analysis of necessary. All the articles are undergoing careful some of the more difficult passages, will be occasioncorrection, many are being rewritten, and a consider- ally introduced. The volume will be similar in all able number added ; so as to make the book, as far respects to the Editor's School Edition of Thomson's as is possible, an Encyclopædia of Medical Science Spring (published in February last) and of GOLDfitted for the use of the practitioner.

Smith's Deserted Village (now in its tenth edition).

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Alpine Journal, No. V..

411 FORTESCUE (Earl) on Public Schools for Parker's (TIEODORE) Life and CorresARNOLD on Euglish Biblical Criticism of

the Middle Classes

pondence, by J. WEISS

412 the Pentateuch

416 Gray's Anatomy, edited by HOLMES... 412 PAUL's Reading-Book for Evening Schools 420 ARNOTT's Elements of Physics, Part I. 409 Howson's Hulsean Lectures on ST. PAUL 415 PHILLIPS's Guide to Geology.

411 Blackfriars, or the Monks of Old 417 KENRICK'S Biblical Essays, 415 Row on Divine Inspiration..

416 BRADFIELD's Pictures of the Past 419 LATHAM's English Dictionary, founded SEWELL'S (Miss) Preparation for the BRADY'S Clerical and Parochial Records on Dr. Johnson's

Holy Communion...

419 of Cork, Cloy ne, and Ross 417 | Lyra Domestica, SECOND SERIES 418 SHIPLEY's Lyra Messianica

419 Cox's Tales of Thebes and Argos

415 M'LEOD's School Edition of THOMSON'S STEVENS & HOLK's Grade Lesson Books 420 DENYAN on the Vine and its Fruit, in

Winter ..

419 STODDART's History of the Prayer-Book 417 relation to the production of Wine .. 413 MILLER's Smaller Latin Grammar... 422 TENNENT'S (Sir J. E.) Story of the Guns 410 FOBSTER'S Biography of Sir JOHN MONTAGU's (Lord ROBERT) Four Expe- Utilitarianism Explained and Exemplified 418 ELIOT

riments in Church and State
407 | Wood's Homes without Hands

410 Literary Intelligence of Works preparing for publication will be found at pages 422 to 428.

Sir John Eliot: a Biography, 1590—1632. By

JOHN FORSTER, Author of "The Arrest of the Five Members,' 'Life of Goldsmith,' &c. Pp. 1,468; with 2 Portraits engraved on Steel from the Originals at Port Eliot. 2 vols. crown 8vo. price 30s. cloth.

[March 3, 1864. THIS Biography is in Twelve Books :-the first

volume comprising the last two parliaments of James, and the first and second parliaments of Charles ; and the second volume embracing the subsequent attempt to govern by prerogative, the third parliament, the endeavour to make its members after the dissolution responsible for their conduct in the House of Commons, and all the proceedings connected therewith up to Eliot's death in the lower.

These, involving the first outbreak of the quarrel between Charles the First and his people, the impeachment of Buckingham, the debates on

the Petition of Right, and all that ensued on the murder of the favourite, are the principal historical incidents treated in the volumes ; but, frequently as these have been handled in previous works, they receive here an extraordinary amount of new illustration from the private and unpublished papers to which the Author has had access.

By use of the same papers, aided by a mass of unpublished manuscript documents in the State Paper Office, the personal history of Sir John Elint, hitherto involved in much obscurity, is at last revealed. His administration of the affairs of his Vice-Admiralty ; his disputes with officers of state; his early imprisonments; his relations with Buckingham up to the time of their final separation; and the extraordinary efforts made afterwards by the King and the Duke to ruin him; are related in their details, until now unknown. And, to the later incidents of Eliot's life, a large amount of new illustration, perhaps even more interesting from its more private



character, is supplied. His life and death in the Tower, with the preceding interval between the enactment of the Petition of Right and the extraordinary scene at the dissolution of the third parliament, are copiously set forth by means of upwards of two hundred original letters which now first see the light, drawn from the papers still remaining at his family seat of Port Eliot.

Oiher contributions made by the work to the history of this all-important period are succinctly stated in the Author's preface, which is follows.

• The only excuse I can offer for the extent and bulk of the present book is, that it is not reproduction, under altered forms, of materials already accessible in existing books, but is an entirely new contribution to the knowledge of the period I treat of, and to the means of judging correctly its actors and events.

• If any one had told me when I began, now very many years ago, the study of the popular movement against the Stuart princes in the seventeenth century, that there existed in the archives of one English family the still inedited papers of the most eloquent leader of the first three parliaments of Charles the First; that among these papers, numbering between two and three hundred original letters, lay the familiar correspondence of Sir John Eliot with such men as Hampden, Selden, Bevil Grenvile, Richard Knightley, Sir Oliver Luke, Sir Robert Cotton, Edward Kyrton, Sir William Armyne, Sir Dudley Digges, Sir Henry Marten, Benjamin Valentine, Lorus Warwick and Lincoln, Bishop Hall, and many others; that they contained an elaborate Memoir, uritten by Eliot, with innumerable abstracts of speeches not elsewhere reported, of the first and least known (but by no means least memorable) parliament of Charles's reign, as well as careful and ample notes, taken by Eliot in the House of Commons, of the principal incidents of the second parliament; that they contributed to the illustration of the momentous matters debated then and in Charles's third parliament, as well as in the last of James, no less than twenty important speeches actually spoken by Eliot himself and not reported in any of the histories, together with revised and much amended copies of the only three great speeches forming all ihat were before believed to have survived of this master of eloquence; and that finally they included, with other interesting fragments found after Eliot's death in his prison, touching personal appeals in vindication of the course taken by him, intended for a later time, and notes for a speech against the violation of the public liberties by his imprisonment, which he proposed to have spoken in the parliament that did not meet until he had been eight years in his grave; if, I say, it

bad been stated to me that such manuscript treasures as these were lying in the old family mansion still occupied by the descendants of Sir John Eliot, I should hardly have dared to think credible what I too eagerly should have desired to believe. But everything thus briefly described, and much more, the reader will find in the volumes before him.

The Earl of St. Germans entrusted to my unreserved use, two years ago, the whole of these priceless family papers; and I can only hope that this book, which owes its existence to the confi. dence so placed in me, may be found to justify it. For 'thus alone is it possible that proper acknowledgment may be made for a service to which any mere expression of thanks would be altogether inadequate.

• It is right I should add that the same desire to see justice done to his great ancestor induced Lord St. Germans several years ago, when he was yet Lord Eliot, to submit portions of these papers (comprising letters only) to Mr. D’Israeli, then engaged in his Commentaries on the Life of Charles the First, and that this led to the publication, at that time, of what was termed "the Eliot correspondence.” It consisted of seven entire letters and five fragments of letters by Eliot; of eight written by Hampden; of a short letter by Holles; and of a portion of one by Scawen; all, with exception of Hampden's, printed so incorrectly, and with such extraordinary omissions, as to be in reality of little worth. These matters find notice, with due correction, in their proper place in the biography, and are only mentioned here because of the statement put forth at the time by Mr. D'Israeli, to explain his having limited himself to the selection of less than twenty letters out of a volume containing more than a hundred and fifty.

• He speaks of the labour which the examination of that book of manuscripts had cost him, as the toil of many a weary morning, dimming his eyes with “all such writing as was never read." The letters of Hampden only he found to be legible, and it delighied him to think that by his hand his country would possess memorials of Eliot and of his friend, of which no other remains were known to exist. But great should be the glory, he told his readers, for the strife had been hard. “The autographs of Sir John long proved "too hard for my deciphering. Days, weeks, “and months passed, and I was still painfully

conning the redundant flourishes and the tor“tuous alphabet of Sir John, till the volume was “often closed in the agony of baffled patience. I “ renewed my apologies for detaining a volume “precious in the domestic archives of St. Ger

mans. The unlimited indulgence relieved my " wearisome repugnance, and, zealous to obtain

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