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- DEC. 15, 1866. OUR CONTINENTAL CORRESPONDENCE. I even if they come into possession. The manager
Paris, November 1, 1866. of the Vaudeville Theatre has resorted to the courts The month has been singularly barren of lite- of law to compel M. Sardou to allow the piece to be rary intelligence. Death itself (which has treated played. There the dispute stands. letters with particular severity recently) has for- Here is an extract from a letter by M. Armand borne its cruel strokes, and after I record the death Baschet on the archives of Rome : “At Rome, if of M. Joachim Duflot, I shall have exhausted the the Reverend Father Theiner aids you, every favor fortnight's literary bills of mortality. I am scarcely is granted you to enable you to consult documents, sure he ought to be called a literary man, although and yet you cannot derive any benefit from this he wrote several plays and compiled several works. very kind permission. This conduct is as adroit He was one of those unfortunate people who stum- as smart and convenient ; for, while satisfying the bled out of his proper line of life. As a grocer, or vanity of the petitioner, it protects both the cona bar-keeper, or a haberdasher, or the driver of any science and politeness of the Cardinal-Minister, who of those purely mechanical trades which seem to is the highest dispenser of privileges and favors. require from their serfs no talents besides early Father Theiner, who was served by all the archives rising and assiduous dusting, he would have been in the world, when he undertook his great colleca prosperous and contented man, whose meals tion of Diplomatic Documents relating to the Counwould have been served abundantly and regularly, cil of Trept, does not imagine students can find and whose quarterly rent would have been met anything on any subject in the papers confided to punctually and easily. He found the solution of his keeping as Tabularius Secretus. He consethose problems which life's sphinx proposes to all quently always beseeches you not to pretend to men three times a day-breakfast, dinner, and snp- wish to see that which he assures you does not exper-a harder task than the quadrature of the cir- ist. This is his ordinary reply; it is made in the cle or perpetual motion. His misery would have most courteous manner, for, believe him, his only lacked its bitterest dregs had he not married ; object is to spare you fatigue which will be under. though how he compassed this extremity of wretch- gone for no purpose whatsoever. I nevertheless conedness is an inexplicable mystery. One had thought fess he never convinced me of the truth of his declaa plain gold ring as completely out of his reach as ration, and I am inclined to think Father Theiner, the nearest star. His wife died two or three years despite all the learning of which he has given renesince. He died yesterday, past 50 years old. His rable evidence, exaggerates the worthlessness of the friends secured him death in his own bed; but his archives of the Vatican, and takes too much pains body, I believe, was thrown into the Potter's field. to spare you the eagerly sought labor of consulting
Were it not for the letters of literary men, I them." should have a dull letter indeed to send you. M. M. Rénan has announced in one of our daily papers Victorien Sardou has raised animated discussions that the Imperial Library has received an importin every drawing-room and café here by the follow- ant accession to its extremely valuable collections. ing letter, addressed to the newspapers : “In the I am sure you will read M. Rénan's article with face of the incidents of the last few days concern- | interest: “The division of manuscripts in the Iming the new piece I am rehearsing at the Vaude-perial Library has become enriched with a real ville Theatre, New House, and of the resolution scientific treasure. With courage worthy of the adopted by several newspapers to analyze my new greatest praise, and perhaps unprecedented since play even in its minutest details, I have formed a the days of Anquetil Duperron, M. Paul Grimblot resolution which I have once abandoned at the undertook to procure for learned Europe a complete earnest request of the manager of the Vaudeville.collection of the Bouddhic books of the South. To This resolution is to withdraw the piece ; it shall attain this end, he sought the perilous posts of not be played. I leave to public opinion to judge French Consul at Colombo and Maulmain, and for the conduct of those persons who have driven me six years he sedulously pursued the proposed end. to this extreme measure, and who themselves con- He commonly found a good deal of complaisance in fess the irreparable injury they do manager and the Bouddhish priests. The high priest of the Temauthor. From the moment I am no longer alone ple of Dadala, near Pointe de Galles, superintended in the presence of my spectators, master of their himself the labor of the copyists. The 120 MSS. emotions maliciously deflowered, I prefer losing the collected in this way by M. Grimblot contain nearly fruit of six months' labor and of giving up the the whole of the Bouddhic literature of Ceylon and struggle sooner than trying the fortune of a battle Birmania. Added to those already in possession of after all my plans have been revealed. It was re- the Library (the best of which came from Eugene served to me to set the example (unprecedented in Burnouf), they form a collection which is absodramatic annals) of an author obliged to withdraw lutely matchless in Europe, and secure for the Ima play analyzed, criticized, nay, maltreated one perial Library an indisputable precedence as the month before it was brought out, and before the possessor of Bouddhic wealth. It is well known public could exercise their right of expressing their there are two editions of Bouddbic writings. The opinion. VICTORIEN SARDOU.” This incident will Northern edition or reading, written in Sanskrit remind you of the appeal Mr. Wilkie Collins ad- (and from which the Thibetan, Mongal, and Chinese dressed to newspaper critics upon the publication translations were for the most part made) was the of the “Woman in White;" he begged them not to first studied. Discovered by Mr. Hodgson in the divulge the end of the story. The effect of such a convents of Nepaul, it was studied by Eugene Bnr. request is to make every reader turn to the last nouf, Ed. Foucaux and some other scholars. The chapter of the novel and read it first. It is, how- Southern edition or reading, written originally in ever, different with a play. Its fate commonly Pali, and which is found under different alphabets turns upon the reception it meets the first night it in Ceylon, Birmania, and Siam, was studied by Tur. is played. If the audience are familiar with the nour and Gogerly. It is unquestionably the most piece, they have no emotion; they are entirely important. Burnouf clearly saw this. He wished critical. They cannot be carried away by the piece; to write a work on the Southern books like that he it is an old story to them. A dramatic author has wrote on the Northern books. He had made careconsequently a right to expect the actors shall not ful preparations for this task. Death prevented betray his plot, and newspaper writers of proper him from completing it; may be, too, the collection delicacy would refuse to publish these particulars he bad formed was insufficient. The Bouddhio
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books of the Southern collection are very probably ton's Works,” edited by A. Vermorel; J. d'Argis's the originals which were used as the foundation of " Essay (Etudes) on the War of Succession in all the commentaries and paraphrases of Bouddhic Spain;" Abbé Berseauk's “Le Vrai, le Beau, literature. They are more sober, richer in histori- l'Utile, or Christianity considered in its Relation cal indications, less prolix, less filled with the mar- to Science, Art, and Industry;" R. de Cazenove's vellous than the Soutras of the North. The sequence “Rapin Thoyras, his Family, Life, and Works ;" is we have quite a satisfactory history of Boudd- E. Chasles's “ Michel de Cervantes's Life, Tiines, hism. We seem no longer to be in India while Literary and Political Work;" Abbé P. Favre's reading these plain documents almost pnre of “Javanish Grammar;" Bishop Dupanloup's " De legends. It is probable the language in which they la Haute Education Intellectuelle, History, Philosoare written is the very language in which Sakya phy, and the Sciences ;" Garrigou and Filhol: Moune preached his doctrine 500 years before Jesus “The Age of Polished Stone in the Caverns of the Christ. At that period of time Sanskrit was already Pyrenees Ariegeoises,' “ Journal d'un Curé Ligueur a dead language, a learned tongue. Sakya Mouve of Paris under the three last Valois," and “ Journal spoke especially to the popular classes, who assu- of the Secretary of the Archbishop of Rheims” redly were igvorant of the idiom of which the caste (1588-1605), edited by E. de Barthelemy; Ad. of Brahmins were so proud. One of the most pre- Lecocq's “Legendaires et Sermonnaires (collections cious advantages of M. Grimblot's collection is the of legends and sermons) of the Fourteenth Cenlarge number of grammars and dictionaries it con- tury;" A. Legrelle's “ Through Saxony ;' M. 0. tains. When these important works shall have Chevreul's “ History of Chemical Knowledge” (con. been analyzed, we shall have a Pali grammar no- naissances), the first volume (a great work); it wise inferior in depth and perfection to the Sanskrit will consist of four volumes ; and C. Perin's "Regrammar."
cherches Bibliographiques about L'Aisne County." Lieut. Mage, of the French Navy, recently read
G. S. before the Geographical Society here, a narrative of his travels into the interior of Senegambia. He
NOTES ON BOOKS AND BOOKSELLERS. mentioned he met in a village which Mungo Park L. A. Goney, Esq. -Our esteemed townsman, the records he visited, an octogenarian negro, who re- proprietor of the “Lady's Book," with his excelmembered to have seen in his earliest youth a white lent wife, has lately returned from Europe, in capiman, but a white man who must have been ex-tal health and spirits, after a prolonged sojourn. tremely poor, for he made him no present! .... Having gone abroad for pure recreation, he was enHerr Du Mont Schauberg, of Cologne, states the edi. abled to survey the various phases of European life tion of Ahn's “Practical Lessons of the French Lan- and manners with good feeling and cosmopolitan guage" he has just published is its 150th ; no less impartiality. Few objects, we venture to than 750,000 copies of it have been sold, and as the worthy of general interest have escaped his eye: sale has increased rather than diminished, he says and his innumerable friends, with the hosts of the total sales will soon reach 1,000,000 copies.
readers of his incomparable magazine, will doubtWe have a “History of the Bastille, from its com
less reap the benefit of his rare powers of observapletion in 1374, to its destruction in 1789," by Messrs. tion in a field so fraught with instruction and inArnould and Zother, authors ; J. E. Cornay's “ Cos- terest. mogonie Légale, or Memoiron Animal Genesis," ". The JOURNALISM AND LITERATURE.- One of the most Law of Hermaphrodism," " The Law of Fecundity,” | important revolutions which our literature is etc.; M. Coulvier Gravier's “Précis of Researches silently undergoing, is the gradual approximation upon Meteors, and the Laws which govern them ;' of the newspaper to the book, and the substituM. Egger's “ Historical Essays (Etudes) on Treaties tion of the former for the latter. This is, indeed, among the Greeks and Romans ;" the Marquis de implied in the expression, now become quite proGrouchy's “Ger. de Grouchy and Ireland in 1796;" | verbial, that the newspaper is the Book of the Dr. J. M. Guardia's “Leprosy (Ladrerie) of the People, and is especially observable in the prosHog in Antiquity ;' M. Ch. Barthelemy's “His- pectuses for the coming year of the large family tory of the Five First Centuries of the Church of journals. Take, for instance, that of " The Home France ;” Messrs. Rilliet's, Delisle's, and Bordier's Journal" of New York, which happens to be lying " Paleographical and Historical Essays on Papyri of before ns, and which is perhaps the best representhe Sixth Century,"containing St. Avitius's Sermons tative of its class. In the first place its senior and some works by St. Augustin; Viscount Ouffroy editor is N. P. Willis, a name of long standing and de Thoron's “Equatorial America” (it is stated the of high repute in our literature. But Mr. Willis, map contained in this volume is the only faithful instead of writing books, puts the matter of many map of this region ever published); the eighteenth books into the columns of “The Home Journal.” In volume of “ Notices and Extracts of MSS. in the addition to this, he gathers around him a body of Imperial Library,” etc. ; M. Claude Bernard's novelists and essayists, whose productions, instead “Lectures (Leçons) on the Physiology and Patho- of appearing in the form of volumes, are read in the logy of the Nervous System;"A. Bravais's “Crystalo- Journal as serials. Thus, for 1867, Daisy Howard is to graphical Essays (Etudes) ;” Bishop Dupanloup's, contribute an American novel to be called “Salome;" of Orleans, “ Letters to Men of the World on Studies and Barry Gray, who has published volumes satusuited to them ;" X. Marmier's “ History of a Poor rated with the spirit of the gentle Elia, is to furnish Musician;' T. Chateau's “ Technologie du Batiment, a continuation of his genial papers. Now when we or Complete Study of every sort of Materials used ip add to this an extended foreign correspondents. the Art of Building ;' A. Eloffe's “ Natural History of criticisms of art, literatare, and the drama, spirite Horns in Animals and Unnatural Horns in Men and editorials, choice poetry, and sparkling para Women;" the third and fourth volumes of Mme. de who can wonder that the circulation of such Maintenon's “ Correspondence," edited by M. Laval- as "The Home Journal" becomes really asta lée; A. Ferrault's “ De l'Ecorçage du Chene," and of | In the particular instance to which were the “Production and Consumption of Tan Bark in sult may, however, be partly accounted France;" Countess Elisabeth B— 's “Souvenirs of that “The Home Journal occupies a Voyage to Egypt;" Dr. Thiercelin's “A Whaler's tion. It is a sort of organ of the (Baleinier) Journal" (contains an account of curious ment of society. It deals with experiments made in poisoning whales); “Dan- I contributes to the interests of
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proprieties, and pleasantnesses of social intercourse, ment is now, we believe, not much short of one and the fashion, news, and gossip of the day. When hundred thousand dollars. The city of Munich, we see the newspaper thus in some of its depart- with a population about twice that of Providence, ments, taking the place of the book, with mnch has in a single collection more than six hundred other attractiveness superadded, we cannot avoid thousand volumes. Florence, with the same popu. the reflection that the mutual relations of journal- lation as Munich, has an aggregate of four hundred ism and literature are gradually undergoing im- thousand volumes in its public libraries. Many portant modifications.
other facts of a similar character might be added THE RIVERSIDE MAGAZINE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE.- to show the wealth of European cities in those means The first number of this new magazine has appeared, which contribute to the higher culture of society. and it presents a fine appearance, bidding fair to While we are doing so much in our country for fulfil all that the publishers, Hurd & Houghton popular instruction, we have not, up to the present have promised with regard to it. It is edited by time, made adequate provision for the wants of those Mr. Scudder, author of "Dream Children," etc. engaged in more scholarly investigations. The CLARKE & Co., of Chicago, III., announce volume
city of Boston has taken the lead in this as in
other things, and has certainly done nobly. That 2 of « Patriotism of Illinois :" this will complete the
city has three collections, those of Harvard College, ork, and will furnish a faithful record of the part
the Athenæum, and the City Library, each of one that State bore throughout the late Southern Re
hundred thousand or more volumes. bellion. It will be illustrated by portraits of her Generals, and will be ready shortly.
Mr. N. P. Willis's health, we are glad to hear, is
somewhat better. There is no truth in the para. The new fortnightly Magazine, THE GALAXY, will
graph published in the “New York Herald” of Sunshortly begin the publication of a new novel of
day last, that “Mr. Willis had a stroke of paralysis on American life, entitled “Waiting for the Verdict,"
Saturday.” A letter written at Idlewild, and dated by the Author of “Marg'ret Howth.”
Deo. 4th, which we have had the privilege of perusCHARLES H. Hart, Esq., of this city, Corresponding, says: “Mr. Willis passed a comfortable night, ing Secretary of “The Numismatic and Antiquarian last night, and is feeling much better to-day." We Society of Philadelphia," is preparing a “ Bibli- may add, by the way, that Mr. Willis has been an ographia Lincolniana,” to comprise the complete invalid for many years, and for the past two or title, viz: every word which appears on the title three has hardly written anything for his paperpage, verbatim et literatim et punctatim, the size, the the “Home Journal” being in charge of Mr. Morris number of pages, the text and the number of copies Phillips, who has been connected with it for the printed, of every sermon, eulogy, address, etc. etc., past fifteen years. occasioned by the death of President Lincoln. It is
TAE SAPPHIRE.—This is the second issue of to be appended to the “Life of Lincoln " by Hon.
“The Gem Series," published by John L. Shorey, William H. Herndon, and Mr. Hart is very desirous
Boston, the first volume of which, “ The Emerald," of having his work complete and perfect, and would feel indebted to authors and others knowing of any
was published last summer and much admired.
The "Gem Series” is a collection of " Graphic and thing they might deem of interest in the above line
Entertaining Tales, Brilliant Essays, Poems," &c., to communicate with him. He would particularly
edited by Epes Sargent. It will form, when comask the attention of State and city governments that have published anything on this subject to
pleted, a rich repository of entertaining literature.
· The Sapphire" contains an excellent collection ; his work. Papers, by copying this notice, will con
but the true gem of the volume is that remarkable fer a great favor on Mr. Hart.
treatise, half scientific and half imaginative, which GREAT LIBRARIES.–An American, seeing the great created such a sensation some ten years since, under European collections of books, is reminded that his the title of “The Earth and the Stars." The Sapcountry has yet made no effort worthy of its popu-phire's edition of the this captivating work contains lation, its wealth, and intelligence, to build up a the latest comments of President Hill, of Harvard great library. By the late act of Congress, trans- University.. ferring the collection of books belonging to the
HARPER & BROTHERS are about to publish Rev. Smithsonian Institution to the library of Congress, the number of volumes in the national collection is
Dr. Osgood's “ American Leaves ; Familiar Notes of
Thoughts and Life.” greatly angmented. The 40,000 volumes of the for
The subjects discussed are mer added to the 80,000 or more volumes of the lat
as follows : Little Children; Our Old Pew ; School
Influences; American Boys; American Girls ; Forter collection, will form an aggregate, certainly very
tune ; The Flag at Home ; Learning Statesmanship; respectable, but hardly worthy of the nation. There
Off-hand Speaking ; Art among the People ; Amerishould be at the present time not less than 500,000
can Nerves; The Ethics of Love; Garden Philosovolumes in the library of the capitol. Although
phy; Easter Flowers ; Towards Sunset. The book very excellent beginnings have been made, there is
will be issued in season for Christmas, and is inyet no great library in our country. The 135,000||
tended to be an American book of substantial volumes which form the Astor Library are hardly
thought and cheerful temper for the home-circle, suficient to give to the city of New York renown for learned researches or scholarly studies. The
with especial reference to the interest of children. city of St. Petersburg was founded nearly one hun The first number of a weekly journal entitled dred years after New York, and the imperial library “Country Words, a North of England Magazine of of that capital contains not less than half a million Literature, Science, and Art,” has appeared at Manvolumes. The imperial library of France has long chester. It is of the size of “Chambers's Journal," had the reputation of being the largest in the world. and the price is two pence. Among the contributors The collection is put down in round numbers at two are Eliza Cook, Benjamin Brierly, Edwin Waugh, millions of volumes. For some years past, it has Tom Hood, and Leo H. Grindon. The list of writers been the ambition of the British nation to have the who have promised to contribute includes the name of standing first in the world in respect to names of William Howitt, Mary Howitt, R. A. Arthis matter, and the library of the British Museum nold, author of the “History of the Cotton Famine," has been rapidly augmented to nearly a million of John Baxter Langley, and J. Lewins, author of volumes. The annual expenditure in this depart- | “Her Majesty's Mails."
DEC. 15, 1866. The first volume of Mr. A. W. Thayer's “ Life of and 11 engravers. This is a sort of picnic volume, Beethoven" is just published. It is not in English, got up in order to help a fellow-clubman who had however, but in German. The object of the author fallen upon evil days of bad health and reduced is to get the benefit of German criticism on this means. part while he furnishes the remainder of the work. MARMONTEL.—The body of the author of “ Béli
One of the editors of the Jackson (Miss.) “Cla- saire," once Perpetual Secretary of the French Acarion" announces a History of General Humphrey's demy, has been removed from its quiet resting-place Rebel Brigade, from its organization to its disband. in the village of Habloville, where he died in 1799, ment.
to the cemetery of the commune at St. Aubin. GENERAL BASIL Duke's History of Morgan's Cav- MICHAEL Angelo's Dante. - A critique, in the alry will be published this month in a volume of “ London Times," upon Gustave Doré's illustrations about five hundred pages.
of “The Vision of Hell" by Dante Alighieri, asks, Mr. J. W. Bouton's collection of rare and costly “Can Dante be illustrated ?” and answers, “ It was engravings of the works of the great masters should ouce done, we are told, and with such success as to receive the attention of all who are interested in
leave little chance for any subsequent attempt. As that branch of art. Titles and prices will be found a complement to the mind of the greatest Italian in the catalogue just issued by him. He also has poet, nature gave birth to the greatest Italian artist. the exclusive sale. for this country, of Payne Michael Angelo was the born interpreter of Dante. Knight's “ Worship of Priapus.” Mr. Bouton spent
The thought to which no man ever gave so forcible the last summer in collecting choice books in an utterance in words as Dante no man ever so Europe, and the result will be found in the cata. mightily brought out of marble, of color, of malogue above referred to.
sonry, as Michael Angelo ; and for a long time the
whole strength of the artist's hand was employed Mr. CHARLES H. SWEETSER has sold his interest in in giving body to the poet's fancy. Michael Angelo the “ Round Table," and retired from its conduct, was the first illustrator of Dante. A manuscript of for the purpose of publishing an afternoon daily the Divine Comedy' was his constant companion. paper in New York, which is to be issued by an It lay on the artist's easel by day, it was thrust association of gentlemen, who will strive to estab- under his bolster by night. On the broad margin, lish a refined and wholesome family journal. as he read, his life-giving hand ran in its own bold
FORTACOMING English WORKS. — The announce strokes. The impression was rendered the very ments for the present season are not numerous.
instant it was received ; the spark was struck as Gift-books appear to be most in demand, as usual. soul came into contact with soul. Throughout the and legitimate literature will be under a cloud until best years of that busy life there was hardly, perafter the new year begins. There are announced, haps, ‘one day without its line. It was, however, however, as nearly ready, "The Past and Future of all labor lost. The sacred volume passed from the the Kaffir Races: their History, Manners, and Cus. artist's into other hands. It was sent as a present toms, and the Means used for their Preservation and
from one to another of the Medici, a priceless giftImprovement," by the Rev. W. C. Holden, twenty
too valuable for either Pope or Grand Duke. It was rs missionary in South Africa: a volume lost to both; lost to the world. The vessel which of sermons by Dr. Colenso. Bishop of Natal: “The conveyed it between Rome and Pisa foundered, and Sounding of the Last Trumpet, or the Last Woe,"
Michael Angelo's 'Dante' perished with it.” by the Rev. John Cumming, D. D., who has deferred Percy's Reliques.—The Early English Text Sothe world's destruction until the year 1868; “ The ciety has paid liberally for the loan of the original Life and Times of Voltaire," by Francis Espinasse, manuscript from which Bishop Percy compiled his Vol. 1. From his Birth to his Arrival in England, “ Reliques of Ancient Poetry. It is an old folio 1694–1726; “Karl-of-the-Locket and his Three manuscript book containing 196 pieces (poems, Wishes," a tale, by David Smith, younger brother songs, and metrical romances, and some fragments), of Alexander Smith, the Scottish poet; “History of in nearly 40,000 lines, written in a hand of James the Dervishes," with 20 illustrations, by J. B. Brown, the First's reign. Bishop Percy printed only a porinterpreter to the U.S. Legation at Constantinople; ' tion of these manuscripts, and took great liberties “ Florence, the New Capital of Italy,” by Charles with the text. The Society pays £150 for six Richard Weld, with illustrations from drawings by months' loan, with permission to copy and publish the author; a revised edition, in four volumes 8vo., this very curious and valuable collection. It is with the statistical information brought up to the intended to put the whole of it into type without latest returns of MoCulloch's Geographical Diction-delay. The copying and printing will cost £350, ary, by Frederick Martin; the third and concluding other expenses £100 more, making, with the £150 volume of the “History of the American War," by paid to the Bishop's descendants for the loan, a Lieut.-Col. Fletcher, Scots Fusileer Guards; “Let- sum of £600, which will be fully reimbursed, no ters from Hell," by a Danish Pastor ; “Old Trinity, I doubt, by the sale of the work. a Story of Real Life," by T. Mason Jones, who made a lecturing tour through the United States during
SAAKSPEARE.-Charles Knight has begun the pubthe rebellion; a new translation, into English rhymed lication, to be completed in five weekly parts, of Perse of Homer's "Tiad.by the Rey. Charles Meri. the Blackfriars' Shakspeare-probably so called be vale. D. C. L., author of “ History of the Romans cause the poet, who“was not for an age, but for all under the Empire," and Chaplain to the House of time,
he House of time," once owned a house within a stone's throw Commons ; “ The Reign of Law.” by the Duke of of Blackfriars' Bridge. Each part or separate numArgyll: a new edition, thoroughly revised, in eight ber of this new edition, containing over 200 pages, yolumes. of Knight's Pictorial Shakspeare: Ü A will be sold at sixpence (twelve cents), and the Thousand and One Gems of British Poetry," by
od and One Gems of British Poetry » by whole volume for half a crown. In competition Charles Mackay ; “Memoirs of the Confederate War
with this, the Globe Shakspeare, edited by W. G. for Independence." by Heros von Borcke, Chief of Clark and W. Aldis Wright, is also issued in five the Staff to General J. E. B. Stuart, originally pub
parts, sixpence each. The force of cheapness can lished in “Blackwood's Magazine;" “ The Savage no further go. Club Papers,” edited by Andrew Halliday, contri- MOVABLE PRINTING-TYPE.—The sculptor Corti, of buted by 27 aut ors, and illustrated by 24 artists i Milan, has completed a monumental statue of Pan