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rived at completion, and we understand it is the intention of the publishers to commence its re-issue immediately in five monthly parts, at one dollar each,— a good expedient in these very thrifty times.
A new literary enterprise is about to be commenced by R. Sears, which has for its object the diffusion of Popular Information on General Knowledge, to be called "Sears' Family Magazine." We wish all success to this deserving endeavor in behalf of popular instruction, and as we hear it is to be profusely embellished, and to include amongst its contents the quintescence of all the valuable contributions of the London "Penny Magazine," Chambers' " Edinburgh Journal,' and other admirable works of their class, we cannot doubt but that it will successfully compete with these in point of intrinsic value. Dunigan's new Series of beautiful Juveniles, edited by Mrs. Sarah J. Hale, just completed, form two very attractive volumes. We understand these excellent little works for children have already become highly popular; indeed the endorsement of the well-known editor offers so strong a guarantee for their internal excellence, while their brilliantly colored embellishments add so essentially to their exterior attractions, that the public would be at fault were the result otherwise. Carey
Hart announce the following: Tom Burke of "Ours," by Charles Lever, author of "Charles O'Malley," &c. "The Miscellaneous Writings of James Stephens," "Noctes Ambrosianæ," by Professor Wilson. Also, Johnson's Farmer's Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Rural Affairs, in monthly numbers.
The foregoing comprise the leading items of the current literary intelligence of the day. The causes of this great sterility, if we except perhaps the discouraging influence upon the bookselling business of the recent revolutionizing of the press by the mammoth extras, is to be attributed to the pecuniary pressure of the times, so unfriendly to every species of literary enterprise. We observe the Irving Circulating Library, in Nassau street, which contains about 22,000 volumes of valuable and scarce works in the several departments of Literature, is again under the control of Mr. G. F. H. Youngs, who has now ready a new Catalogue of the Library, which may be obtained on application.
A monthly issue of a new biographical work, entitled "Bartlett's National Biography;" (Part 1st now ready), being the Life of Lord Nelson. In this series it is intended to publish, in a cheap and popular form, the Lives of Celebrated Men, who have, by their talents or virtues, gained honor to themselves, and whose renown may be justly considered the pride and glory of their country. The following Lives (by able writers) are already in the press :William Pitt, Lord Bacon, William Penn, and the Duke of Marlboro'. An abridged edition of the Life of the late William Wilberforce, Esq., by his Sons, in a single foolscap volume. "Judah's Lion." A Tale, by Charlotte
The Lectures delivered by the present Bishop of Ossory, when Divinity Lecturer at Trinity College, Dublin, on Tradition, appear in the course of December.
"The Law of Nisi Prius," Evidence in Civil Actions, Arbitration, and Awards; with an Appendix of the New Rules, the Statutes of Set-off, Interpleader, and Limitation, and the Decisions thereon. By Archibald John Stephens, Barristerat-law. 3 vols. royal 8vo., containing nearly three thousand pages. "The Neighbors," a Story of Every-day Life. By Frederika Bremer. Translated by Mary Howitt.
The following works on Theology, are also in preparation for the press, and will speedily appear :
"A Library of Fathers of the Holy Catholic Church," anterior to the division of the east and west. Translated by Members of the English Church. Vol. 9.-S. Chrysostom on the Statutes. Vol. 10. Tertullian. Vol. 1.
"The Ecclesiastical History of M. L'Abbé Fleury," from the Second Ecumenical Council to the end of the Fourth Century. Translated, with Notes, and an Essay on the Miracles of the Period, by John Henry Newman, B.D., Fellow of Oriel College. "The True Catholic Churchman, in his Life and in his Death." The Sermons and Poetical Remains of the Rev. Benjamin Davis Winslow, A.M., Assistant to the Rector of St. Mary's Church, Burlington, New Jersey. To which is prefixed, the Sermon preached on the Sunday after his decease, with Notes and Additional Memoranda, by the
Right Rev. George Washington Doane, D.D., L.L.D., Bishop of the Diocese, and Rector of St. Mary's Church. "Analecta Christiana,” Select Portions of the Greek Fathers. By the Rev. C. Marriott, A.M., Fellow of Oriel College. 8vo. "Episcopalia: " or Letters of the Right Rev. Father in God Henry Compton, D.D., Lord Bishop of London, to the Clergy of his Diocese, 1679 to 1685. A new Edition, with a Memoir of the Author, by Sidney W. Cornish, D.D., Vicar of the Collegiate Church of Ottery St. Mary. 18mo. "The Greek Devotions of Bishop An
drews," selected and arranged. 8vo. "The Golden Grove," or a Guide to Devotion; with a Guide to the Penitent, and Festival Hymns. By Jeremy Taylor, D.D., sometime Bishop of Down and Connor. Small 8vo. "The Waldenses, or the Fall of Rora: A Lyrical Sketch, with other Poems. By Aubrey De Vere. "Memoir of the Life of the late Rev. Peter Roe, A.M., Rector of Odogh, and Minister of St. Mary's, Kilkenny: " with copious Extracts from his Correspondence, Diaries, and other Remains. By the Rev. Samuel Madden, A.M., Prebendary of Blackrath, and Dean's Vicar-choral in the Cathedral Church of St. Canice, Kilkenny; Author of "Letters on the Nature and Time of the Second Advent." 1 vol. 8vo. "Report on the Chief Results obtained by the Use of the Microscope, in the Study of Human Anatomy and Physiology." By James Paget, Demonstrator of Morbid Anatomy, at St. Bartholomew's Hospital. (Reprinted, with additions, from the "British and Foreign Medical Review.") 8vo. Also, "Easy Lessons for Translating English into French in a Series of Free Exercises on Subjects both Instructive and Entertaining, mostly extracted from French Classic Authors." By Charles Gerard, Elève de l'Ecole Polytechnique, and Professor of the French Language. Also in the press, "The Life and Times of John Reuchlin," the father of the German Reformation, collected from original sources, by Francis Barham; and "The Life and Times of Girolamo Savonarola," with some account of the Reformation in Italy during the Fifteenth Century. A curious antiquarian work on Islington, by Thomas E. Tomlins, is announced, under the name of " Iseldon Rediviva;" and a work on "English
Patents," being a Register of all those granted for inventions in the arts, manufactures, &c., during the year 1841. A new periodical has just been commenced, beautifully illustrated, entitled, "The London Library," Part I. The popular author of "Charles O'Malley" announces a novel to be called, "The Loiterings of Captain O'Leary," the first portion of which is to appear in the January number of the Dublin University Magazine.
The author of "The Lollards" has in progress a new work of historic value, to be entitled, "The Life and Times of the good Lord Cobham," including sketches of some of his contemporaries. Prof. Macgillivray has nearly ready for publication "A Description of the Mollusca of some of the districts of the North of Scotland."
Something New in Literature! "The Unknown" a Weekly Miscellany of Instruction and Amusement. Written and conducted exclusively by self-educated Men and Women. The first number contains-Our Opening Address: The Pop Shop, or Doings at my Uncle's; by a London Pawnbroker's Apprentice: An Account of the Government and Institutions of the Moonites; written by the Man in the Moon: &c. &c. With cuts. Price one penny. Mrs. Strutt, also, the authoress of "Six Weeks on the Loire," has in the press "A Domestic Residence in Switzerland" and Mr. A. J. Strutt, "A Pedestrian Tour through Calabria and Sicily."
In a handsome quarto volume, with 104 colored plates, 28s. cloth, "The Beauty of the Heavens;" a pictorial display of the Astronomical Phenomena of the Universe, in One Hundred and Four Colored Scenes, illustrating a familiar Lecture on Astronomy. By Charles F. Blunt, Lecturer on Astronomy. "The Money Lender," a Novel.
By Mrs. Gore, author of "The Ambassador's Wife," "The Dowager," &c. Dr. W. Cooke Taylor, of Trinity College,
Dublin, we hear, will publish, in a few days, a "Popular History of India," from the earliest times, bringing it down to the present date, with an historical account of our intercourse with China. This will be really a most welcome volume, and one that has been much wanted, particularly in families who cannot afford the time to wade through so large a work as Mill's History of British India.
UNITED STATES MAGAZINE,
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
I. THE INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT QUESTION
The American Garden Directory, containing Practical
A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gar-
V. THE NEW ADAM AND EVE.-By Nathaniel Hawthome
VII. THE SECRET PAMPHLET. A TALE OF THE TIME OF LOUIS XVI.
XI. ARUNDINES CAMI
X. TEARS AND DIAMONDS
Arundines Cami, sive Musarum Cantabrigiensium Lusus
XII. POLITICAL PORTRAITS WITH PEN AND PENCIL.-No. XXXVII
(With a fine Engraving on Steel.)
XIII. MR. COST JOHNSON'S FORLORN HOPE
XIV. MONTHLY FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL ARTICLE
Confessions of Saint Augustine-The Age of Gold, and
XVI. MONTHLY LITERARY BULLETIN
XVII. NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY
THIS NUMBER CONTAINS SEVEN SHEETS, ONE HUNDRED AND TWELVE PAGES.
THE International Copyright so eagerly clamored for is all a humbug. We desire to speak both prudently and politely, with a due fear of the Lord and Mr. Dickens before our eyes,with a just deference for all that eminent respectability of both English and American literature which has taken sides against our present position, with a proper regard for that worthy bibliopolic fraternity, who are now taking so warm an interest in the success of a measure of which they were erst the vehement opponents, with an affectionate sympathy for our own trusty and well-beloved publishers in particular, whom we expect to see clothe themselves in sackcloth and ashes when their astonished eyes shall rest upon the present page of our editorial wilfulness and obstinacy,-with a full sense of the beauty of the jewel of consistency, and therefore with an unfeigned repentance that we were ourselves once seduced even into signing an International Copyright petition to Congress, before we had matured that riper opinion on the subject from which is now indited this solemn act of recantation and disavowal,-we desire, we repeat, to speak with sober and serious regard to all these and sundry other considerations which would suggest at least a prudent silence on this question; and yet, in 15
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full view of them all, if we may embody the cause and movement of this new literary crusade in the person of its leading champion and representative, we are constrained to say to him, as was once said to his own immortal Pickwick, that though in so many other points of view a most glorious fellow, yet in this particular aspect, pro tanto and quoad hoc, “Sir, you are a Humbug!"
Before we are set down as pirates, plunderers and pickpockets for the crime of this opinion, we beg leave to suggest one single remark in mitigation of damages-namely, that we have no part nor lot, no form nor manner of concern, in the cheap-republication business, excepting in a personal interest adverse to it. Though this most invaluable of Magazine-Reviews ministers to the delight and edification of a much larger circle of readers than ever before possessed by any work of the same kind in this country—a circle steadily widening and improving-yet there is no doubt that its prosperity is very seriously injured by the vast circulation of the cheap reprints of the foreign periodicals, rich with the cream of the English literature of the day, and filling many of the channels of demand which would otherwise invite satisfaction from the "domestic manufacture." If any person or per