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11. Christian Ballads. New York: 1840. Wiley and Putnam.
Athanasion, an Ode, pronounced before the Associated Alumni of Washington College, the day before Commencement. By A. CLEVELAND Cox: 1840.
We have joined these two publications in one notice, because it is evident they are both from the same author, although but one bears his name on the title page: they breathe the same spirit, and they touch the same chord in the human heart. Mr. Cox may safely cultivate his poetical talent; if it should not bring him fortune, it certainly will gain him a good name as a poet. Devotional feeling has given rise to some of the purest poetry in our language, and no one could yield himself more entirely to its inspiration than Mr. Cox has done; we hope he may neverinvoke the sacred muse in vain. Thus far, he has done so with more than ordinary success. In this little collection of ballads, there are some of great beauty, the finest of which, in our judgment, is the one beginning “ Go where the mossy rock shall be ;” and there are none wholly without it. His most prominent defect is in taste, his ardent feelings sometimes lead him too far to take his readers with him; he should bear in mind that the loftiest summits of the sublime overhang a fearful abyss.
12. Die Galrano-plastik, oder das Verfahren Cohärentes Kupfer
in Platten oder nach sonst gegebenen Former unmittelbar aus Kupferauflösungen, auf Galvanischem Wege zu produciren. St. Petersburg : 1840. Eggers und Co.
We here deviate somewhat from our ordinary course in calling the attention of our readers to a scientific paper not yet accessible to them in our own language ; and our reason for so doing is, the great practical importance of the paper in question. It proves that, while various trials have been going on to make use of the mechanical force developed by the voltaic pile, and to substitute galvanism for steam, the attention of scientific men has been equally engaged in attempting to turn to the profit of industry and the arts the chemical forces created by the same apparatus, and that there has been greater success in the latter field of experiment than in the former. For while thus far nothing more has been done than to prove the possibility of using the voltaic currents as a powerful moving force, and that comparatively at greater cost than all those now employed, the finest results have been obtained by the aid of chemical forces. One of the most remarkable is the galvanizing of iron, and the coating it with zinc, etc. We may also cite the process of gilding without heat upon brass and silver, published by Mr. de la Rive, in Poggendorf's Annals. The principle upon which the process there described is founded, is exactly the same as that of the galvano-plastik, or the new art described in the work we are now noticing, except that for solution of the chloride of gold there used, a highly concentrated solution of the sulphate of copper must be substituted. The following is the process employed by Jacobi in copying, for example, a large engraving upon copper. A pile in constant action has its two poles placed in communication one with the engraved plate, (or other object to be copied,) the other with a plate of common copper of about the same dimensions. These two plates will thus become the poles of the pile; the engraved plate is to be placed in contact with the zinc pole, the other plate with the other metal. It is well known what will happen on plunging these two plates into a vessel filled with a solution of the sulphate of copper, — the copper of the positive pole is oxidated and dissolved, and a quantity precisely equal will be precipitated upon the negative plate, and take the impression from it with the greatest exactness. The theory of the re-action is very simple and has been long known; the only practical difficulty is found in determining the form to be given to the pile proportioned to the size of the plates. Jacobi also discovered that it is well to spread a piece of cloth between the plates, as it causes the copper which dissolves to be purer and more compact.
It is useless to specify the numerous applications of the galvanic action. Gold and silver medals may be copied with the greatest precision, as well as copperplate engravings. This might be a peculiarly serviceable application of the art. M. Jacobi indicates another still more important application : in stereotyping, the form, when composed in the usual way, is to be printed on a plate of lead; and this leaden plate being thus used, a copy would be obtained, in relief, on copper, in all respects similar to the form first
By giving to this copy in relief a sufficient thickness, it might perhaps be used for printing without farther trouble ; or at least for obtaining a second mould in copper, in which a form in the ordinary type metal might be cast.
Note. - We acknowledge the receipt of several interesting publications, which we have been unable to notice from want of room. But that we may not be supposed to have passed them by through neglect, we insert their titles: Bancroft's History of the United States; Leggett's Political Writings; Johnston's Chemistry; M'Jilton's Poems; Ensenore, a Poem; Sacred Melodies; The School for Politicians; Moore's Laws of Trade ; Greyslaer; Lee's Elements of Geology; The Literary Addresses of Messrs. Barringer, Lynch, Paterson, Perkins, Raymond, and Doctors C. S. Henry and Johns, and a Sermon by the Rev. Mr. Kipp, all of which are too important to be omitted in the quarterly review of our literature.
QUARTERLY LIST OF NEW PUBLICATIONS.
.(Reprints of Foreign Books are marked with an asterisk.)
American Husbandry; being a Series of Essays on Agriculture. Compiled principally from " The Cultivator” and “The Genessee Farmer," with Additions, by Willis Gaylord and Luther Tucker. New York: 1840. Harper and Bro
thers, 2 vols. 18mo.
ANNUALS. The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge, for the year 1811. Boston: David H. Williams. New York: C.S. Francis. 1840.
Ladies' Annual Register. Edited by Mrs. Gilman.
The Token.- Friendship's Offering: - The Literary Amaranth.— The Gift for the Holydays.—Youth's Keepsake. --The Annualette.
The Boston Book ; being Specimens of Metropolitan Literature.
BIOGRAPHY. Life of John Jay. By H. B. Renwick.- Life of Alexander Hamilton. By James Renwick, LL. D. New York : 1840. Harper and Brothers. 1 vol. 18mó.
Life of De Witt Clinton. By James Renwick, LL. D. New York: 1840. Harper and Brothers. 1 vol. 18mo.
Life of Commodore 0. II. Perry. By Lieutenant A. S. Mackenzie. New York: 1810. Harper and Brothers. 2 vols. 18mo.
Lives of Columbus and Vespucius. Boston: 1840. Marsh, Capen, Lyon, and Webb.
Memoirs of Mrs. Elizabeth B. Dwight and Mrs. J. S. Grant. By Rev. H. G. 0. Dwight. New York: 1810. M. W. Dodd. 12mo.
* Life and Adventures of Bruce, the Assyrian Traveller. By Major Sir F. B. Head. New York: 1840. Harper and Brothers. 18mo.
* Lives of the most eminent French Writers. By Mrs. Shelley and others. Philadelphia : 1840. Lea and Blanchard. 2 vols. 12mo.
COMMERCE AND THE USEFUL ARTS. A Practical Detail of the Cotton Manufactories of the United States. By James Montgomery. New York: 1840. D. Appleton and Co.
Exchange and Cotton Trade between England and the United States. By J. F. Entz. New York: 1810. E. B. Clayton.
An Historical Account of Massachusetts Currency. By J. B. Felt.
EDUCATION. Education and Knowledge. Being a Selection from Orations and Discourses. By Edward Everett.
Counsels to Young Men. By Eliphalet Nott, D. D. New York: 1840. Harper and Brothers.
An Abridgment of Leverett's Latin Lexicon. By Francis Gardner. Boston: 1840. J. H. Wilkins and R. B. Carter.
A Greek Reader for the Use of Schools. Containing Selections in Prose and Poetry. With English Notes and a Lexicon. By C. C. Felton. Hartford : 1840. H. Huntington, Jr. 12mo.
Introduction to the French Language. By D. Fosdick, Jr.
HISTORY, STATISTICS, AND POLITICAL ECONOMY. History of the United States, from the Discovery of the American Continent. By George Bancroft. Vol. III. Boston : 1810. C. C. Little and James Brown. 8vo.
Notices of the War of 1812. By John Armstrong. New York: 1840. Wiley and Putnam. 2 vols. 12mo.
History of Connecticut. By Theodore Dwight, Esq. New York: 1810. Harper and Brothers.
The History of the United States. By the HInn. S. Hale. New York : 1810. Harper and Brothers. 2 vols. 18mo.
Uncle Philip's Conversations with the Children, about the Histories of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. New York: 1810. Harper and Brothers. 4 vols, 18mo.
History of Lost Greenland. By a Clergyman. New York: 1810. Harper and Brothers. 18mo.
The Right of the United States of America to the Northeastern Boundary claimed by them. With an Appendix and Maps. By Albert Gallatin.
History of the Moors of Spain, from Florian. New York: 1810. Harper and Brothers.
Great Events described by Historians, Chroniclers, &c. Collected by Francis Lieber. Boston : 1840. Marsh, Capen, Lyon, and Webb.
* History of the Italian Republics. By J. C. L. de Sismondi. New Edition. New York: 1810. Harper and Brothers.
* The History of England from the Earliest Period. By Thomas Keightley. New York: 1810. Harper and Brothers. 5 vols. 18mo.
* The History of Scotland. By Sir Walter Scott. New York: 1840. Harper and Brothers. 2 vols. 18mo.
The History of France. By E. E. Crowe. New York: 1810. Harper and Brothers. 3 vols. 18mo.
Political Economy, its Objects, Uses, and Principles. By A. Potter, D. D. New York : 1840. Harper and Brothers.
Reports of the Decisions of the Circuit Courts of the United States for the States of Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. By J. M. Lean.
Reports of Decisions in the Superior Courts of the Eastern District of Georgia. By T. U. P. Charlion.
Commentaries on Equity Pleading. By Joseph Story, Second Edition. Boston: 1840. C. C. Little and James Brown.
Report on the D'Hauteville Case. Philadelphia : 1810. The Laws of Trade in the United States. Being an Abstract of the Statutes of the several States and Territories concerning Debtors and Creditors. By Jacob B. Moore. New York: 1810. A. V. Blake. 18mo.
Physiology for Schools. By Reynell Coates, M. D. Philadelphia : 1810.
First Lines of Physiology. Designed for the Use of Students of Medicine. By Daniel Oliver, M. D., LL. D. Boston : 1840.
'A Manual of Chemistry on the basis of Dr. Turner's Elements of Chemistry. By Jehn Johnston, Middletown: 1810. Barnes and Saxe. 12mo.
First Principles of Chemistry. By James Renwick, LL. D. New York: 1840. Harper and Brothers. 18mo.
MISCELLANEOUS. A Collection of the Political Writings of William Leggett. Selected and arranged with a Preface by Theodore Sedgwick. New York: 1810. Taylor and Dodd. 2 vols. 12mo.
Letters of Mrs. Adams, the Wife of John Adams. With an introductory Memoir by her Grandson, Charles F. Adams. Boston : 1840. C. C. Little and James Brown. 2 vols: 12mo.
Emancipation. By W. E. Channing. Boston: 1810. E. P. Peabody.
The Contrast ; or Sketches from Real Life. Showing the true Sources of Happiness. New York: 1840. M. W. Dodd. 18mo.
The Family Instructor; or Manual of the Duties, &c. of Domestic Life. By a Parent. New York : 1810. Harper and Brothers. 18mo.
Georgia Illustrated. Edited by W. C. Richard and Professor S. K. Talmage.
* Memoirs, "Letters, and Comic Miscellanies, in Prose and Verse. By the late James Smith, Esq. Philadelphia : 1841. Carey and Hart. 2 vols. 12mo.
* Visit to Remarkable Places, Old Halls, Battle Scenes, &c. By William Howitt. Philadelphia: 1810. Carey and Hart. 2 vols. 12mo.
The Flower Garden. By Charlotte Elizabeth. New York: 1840. M. W. Dodd.
* The Rural Life of England. By William Howitt. Philadelphia : 1840. Carey and Hart. 8vo.
Discourses on the Object and Uses of Science and Literature. By Henry L. Brougham, Professor Sedgwick, and the Hon. Gulian C. Verplanck. With Preliminary Observations, &c., by A. Potter, D. D. New York: 1810. Harper and Brothers. 12mo.
The Life of Oliver Goldsmith, with Selections from his Writings. By Washington Irving. New York: 1810. Harper and Brothers. 2 vols. 18mo.
The Life and Writings of Samuel Johnson, LL. D. Selected and arranged by the Rev. William P. Page. New York: 1810. Harper and Brothers. 2 vols. 12mo.
Poetry of Flowers, and Flowers of Poetry. To which are added, A Simple Treatise on Botany, with Familiar Examples, and a Copious Floral Dictionary. Edited by Francis S. Osgood. New York: 1841. J. C. Riker.
Report on the Phrenological Classification of J. Stanley Grimes. By E. N. Horsford. Albany: 1810.
The American Eclectic. Conducted by Abraham Peters, D. D. and Selah B. Treat. Bimestral.
The Iris; or Literary Messenger. Monthly.
NOVELS, TALES, AND ROMANCES. Howard Pinckney. A Novel. By the Author of Clinton Bradshaw. Philadelphia : 1840. Lea and Blanchard. 2 vols, 12mo.
Florence Dalbiac and other Tales. By Mrs. S. C. H. Tremaine. New York: 1840. S. W. Benedict.
Mercedes of Castile; or the Voyage to Cathay. By J. F. Cooper. Philadelphia : 1840. Lea and Blanchard. 2 vols. 12mo.
Greyslacr; a Romance of the Mohawk. By the Author of A Winter in the West, &c. New Edit. Philadelphia : 1810. Lea and Blanchard. 2 vols. 12mo.
Constance; or the Merchant's Daughter. A Tale of our Times. New York: 1841. Gould, Newman, and Saxton.
Stories for Young Persons. By Miss Sedgwick. New York: 1840. Harper and Brothers. 18mo.
Tales of the Kings of England. Stories of Camps and Battle Fields, Wars and Victories. From the Old Historians. By Stephen Percy. New York: 1811. Wiley and Putnam. The Green Mountain Boys. By the Author of Mary Martin.
NO. XV.-VOL. VIII.