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Spain Revisited
A Life of Washington.

13 Paris and the Parisians in 1835

17 Notices of the War of 1812 Ups and Downs in the Life of a Distressed Gentle

24 Thoughts on the Religious State of the Country 33 A Pleasant Peregrination through the Prettiest

Parts of Pennsylvania Flora and Thalia ; or, Gems of Flowers and Poetry 43 VWatkins Tottle, and Other Sketches

45 Maury's Navigation Letters, Conversations and Recollections of S. T. Coleridge

51 England in 1835

53 Letters to Young Ladies

64 The Doctor, etc

66 Memoirs of an American Lady

70 Camperdown; or, News from Our Neighborhood 71 Erato .

73 Russia and the Russians

75 Life on the Lakes

77 The History of Texas .

78 Letters Descriptive of the Virginia Springs .

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EARLY CRITICISM.

SPAIN REVISITED. BY THE AUTHOR OF « A YEAR IN

Spain.” New York : HARPER AND BROTHERS.

[Soutbern Literary Messenger, May, 1836.]

Some three months since we had occasion to express our high admiration of Lieutenant Slidell's American in England. The work now before us presents to the eye of the critical reader many if not all of those peculiarities which distinguished its predecessor. We find the same force and freedom. We recognize the same artist-like way of depicting persons, scenery, or manners, by a succession of minute and well-managed details. We perceive also the same terseness and originality of expression. Still we must be pardoned for saying that many of the same niaiseries are also apparent, and most especially an abundance of

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bad grammar and a superabundance of gross errors in syntactical arrangement.

With the Dedicatory Letter prefixed to Spain Revisited, we have no patience whatever. credit to the kind and gentlemanly feelings of Lieutenant Slidell, but it forms no inconsiderable drawback upon our previously entertained opinions of his good taste. We can at no time, and under no circumstances, see either meaning or delicacy in parading the sacred relations of personal friendship before the unscrupulous

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