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Alas! the otherthut it bears
Heaped on his country's lap his liberal gold, his position as a pastor of a religious
congregation, his denunciations, and his And knowledge brighten round his native land, speculations, could hardly fail to be exAnd o'er the murturs of time's sounding sea
cited in a Christian community, has been Heard thanks from untold ages yet to be.”
construed by his friends into persecution, "Note - Mr. John Lowell, Jr., of Boston, whose and made, therefore, the oecasion of magthat city which bears visame. The codicil to his nifying him considerably beyond his natuwill is dated at Luxor, near Thebes. He died in ral dimensions. He is, in fact, no marvel; 1836, aged 37.
There is something more thin commonly sublime in the spectacle of a but a young man of very studious habits, young person, dying in a 'far country surround of tolerable capacity, and very respectable Lions yet aluing, with a generous and hopefui attainments. He is not a man of very proconfidence, to establish the future intellectual and found or original thought; but he is quite moral cultivation of his native land,"
original, and often surprising as a rhetorior the shorter pieces which fill out the cian. He has run over a great variety of volume, printed with all the chaste typo- books, has his memory loaded with apt graphical taste which distinguishes the illustrations, quaint forins of expression,
striking and sometimes exquisitely beautipress of its publisher, we will simply remark, that while they are of very unequal ful imagery, which he brings together in a beauty, none are without some merit, manner new, peculiar, and surprising,
rendering him very effective as a lecturer though we are mistaken if we have not seen poems of Mr. Lunt better than any
or preacher, though sometimes wearisome
as a writer. As a writer he wants severwe observe here. Though perhaps we ity. He is quite too gorgeous, too brilshould except from the remark his happy liant, too much on the stretch to say someretort upon Campbell's epigram on our flag, which went the rounds of the news thing that shall dazzle. He ransacks all
creation for flowers to be wreathed into papers some time since, as follows:
garlands, which he may hang in fantastic * United States ! your banner wears
festoons around the topics of his discourse. Two crullems; one of fame;
We are fatigued, and often throw down
his Essay or Discourse before we have Rcininils us of your shame!
half read it. * The white man's liberty in types
We would not charge Mr. Parker with stanls blazoned by your starsBut what's the meaning of your stripes ?
a want of earnestness, but we confess we They inca: your negroes' scars!
find it difficult to reconcile such a man
ner of writing with the seriousness of the In every respect, both of poetry and preacher, much less of the Reformer. truth, Mr. Lunt has the advantage of What has the Reformer to do with these this, in the following:
meretricious ornaments? When the real man of God comes to regenerate the
world, when the true prophet speaks out "England! whence came each glow ng hue, Thát tints your flay of .meteor ligit,
from the depths of a heart full of love and The streaming red, the deeper blue,
compassion, will he not spcak in tones as Crossed with the moonbeam's pearly white ?
remarkable for their simplicity as their ** The blood and bruise,-the blue and red, - power? Will he not direct the attention Let Asia's groanin; millions speak;
to the thought itself, fix it on the very The iohite,- it tells the color fied Froin starving Erin's pailid check!"
Numen, and not suffer it to pause on the decorations of the shrine ? All ornament,
it strikes us, is in bad taste, it it arrest The Critical and Miscellaneous Writings attention as ornament, or excite a single
of THEODORE PARKER, Minister of the remark on itself. The beauty of the Second Church, Roxbury, Mass. Bos- piece should be integrally one with its ton: James Munroe & Co., 1843. truth and force. That is an unfinished 12mo, pp. 360.
piece, the workmanship of an apprentice,
not the master, in which the truth, the Mr. Parker, the author of these writ- force and the beauty, cöexist as distinct ings, is the pastor of a Unitarian Congre- elements. That only is a finished piece gational Church in Roxbury, Mass., and in which the three are absolutely one. has, within a couple of years, gained con When Mr. Parker learns this, when expesiderable celebrity in his own ne ghbor- rience has chastened his fancy and corhood, by his boldness in denouncing the rected his taste, and the vicissitudes of Church and his clerical brethren, and in life have sobered his feelings, deepened putting forth views which are alleged the earnestness of his heart, and touched to be incompatible with a belief in the it with a more genuine pathos, he will deDivine Origin and Authority of Christian. servedly hold a respectable rank among ity. Some opposition, which, considering the scholars and authors of his country, VULT NO. LVI.
TO THE ENGLISH FLAG.
The Essays which make up the volume Life in Mexico, being a residence of tuo before us have all, with a single excep years in that Country. By Mme Ction, been before published, and most of De La B-, Boston: Charles C. them in The Diul, a Quarterly Journal, Little, and James Brown. 1843. 2 vols. published in Boston, and at present edited 12mo. by R. W. Emerson, who may be said to be
There is but one thing about these at the head of our New England Trans- volumes that we find to censure, and that cendentalists, and who deserves to rank is the refusal of the distinguished lady to among the very first of our American whom we are indebted for them, to place poets. They are chiefly theological, and her name in full on the title-page. The iherefore chiefly interesting to those en- volumes are worthy of her high rank and gaged in theological studies. Of the pecu- character, and are more honorable to her liar theological views they set forth, this than her rank, and her rank is none too is not the place to speak. We may be high for her to acknowledge herself an permitted, however, to say, that they authoress. There is no rank, royal or strike us as more remarkable for the dogs noble, but may derive new lustre from matism with which they are urged, and
success in literary pursuits. We hold the the costume in which they are dressed dignity of Letters above all earthly digniout, than for their depth or novelty. As ties, saring always the dignity of true a theologian, we are unable to discover Christian morals, which, after all, is any originality in Mr. Parker. He pro- scarcely an exception, for no man or poses no new problems, and offers no new
woman without the last is entitled to the solutions, and aids us in obtaining no new first. The pure in heart shall see God, solutions, of any old ones. He may have and it is only by purity of heart and nosaid something not generally known to bility of aim and purpose, that one can the mass of readers, but nothing that we should consider new to his professional Letters. But enough of this.
arrive to high rank in the cultivation of brethren ; and, in point of fact, he leaves
These volumes are beautifully printed, the whole subject right where he found it. admirably written, full of wit, sprightliHe may be considered as standing, in the ness, good feeling, and solid information, character and tendency of his views, on
on a topic of intense interest, with which the extreme left of the movement repre- the great mass of us have very little sented in Germany by Strauss in his acquaintance, and concerning which we « Leben Jesu.”
have the most vague and erroneous But what reputation Mr. Parker has notions. They deserve a more extended in his own neiglıborhood, he has obtained, notice than we can now give them. They not by his German Neology, which nine- must and will be read, and so far as read tenths of his admirers would reject with they will tend to dissipate many of our horror were they to see it, but by his
errors concerning our Mexican neighbors, earnest appeals for free thought in the
whom we are in the ungenerous babit of investigation of theological subjects, for å underrating, and increase our respect for high, uncompromising morality, and for a them. Mexico is full of romance, and sanctuary, so to speak, whose service the struggle of the Mexicans for liberty, shall not be mere empty forms, but for a free republican government.c'eserves consist in the practice of the moral vir
more sympathy than we have ever extues. In making these appeals, he touches tended to them. We had been bred to a chord which vibrates through many
republican habits from our childhood, and hearts; in them he is powerful, effective; our Revolution introduced very little for here he is in harmony with the spirit alteration in our internal and domestic of his times, and with the true interests of life. We were nearly as republican before religion and morality. But in making we threw off our allegiance to the British these appeals, he is only echoing the Crown as we are now. Not so with the words which others in his own vicinity Mexicans. They had been royalists, bred were uttering long before he began his under a royal government, and governed career; nay, he is only uttering what all by a sort of vice-kings, with regal authority earnest minds, in every age of the and splendor. They had to change all Church, have uttered with what force their habits, their internal modes of thinkand clearness were in them. No matter, ing and feeling, as well as their external Here he is great, for here he is true, and relations. What wonder, then, that they engaged in a work from which he need should not have at once settled down into not shrink because he has had predeces- a government as fixed and as stable as sors.
ours? We believe the Mexican Revolutionis worthy of profounder study, and of altogether more respect than it has as yet received from our countrymen. We are
glad to find, therefore, that we are to have warm-hearted fellow, Pat, it might have one of these days, a history of Mexico, been reasonably supposed that fun had from a pen every way competent to do it at length fairly exhausted its resources at justice. And who but the historian of his expense. The completion of this Ferdinand and Isabella should write the serial, however, has given us a goodly History of Mexico and Spanish America ? octavo volume, the three or four hundred In the mean time we commend these two pages of which are abundantly racy with admirable volumes to the public, as the bulls, blunders, and ludicrous adventures best work which has as yet, so far as our of every description, as if Mr. Samuel knowledge extends, appeared amongst us Lover had just broached a fresh topic of on the life and character of our southern amusement. To be sure, a few of the neighbors.
stories and jests strike us somewhat familiarly, yet they are either so admirably
told, or appositely introduced, as to be, if Life of Jean Paul Frederic Richter. Com- not quite new, yet quite as good. Under
piled from various sources. Together standing the art of story-telling too well with his Autobiography. Translated
to lose himself in lengthy and labored from the German. Boston: Little & descriptions or attenuated wit, Mr. Brown. 18.12. 2 vols. 16mo.
Lover manages, by a few striking points,
to lay at once his whole idea before the We are somewhat late in noticing these reader. His pen, too, in the present two beautiful and intensely interesting production, has had a fit auxiliary in his volumes, made up by a most excellent pencil. The illustrations are remarkably and accomplished lady from the German, spirited, and would not be unworthy of concerning the Life and Character of Jean the artist world-famous under the sobri. Paul, the peculiar, the undescribable, but quet of Phiz. great, noble, full-hearted German, over Handy Andy, possessing all the mirth flowing with the fullness of life, and and true-heartedness of his nation, is unsurpassed by any author of any age or
nevertheless so ignorant and unfortunate nation in his power to quicken the heart a fellow, that if, under any circumstances, and soul of his readers; but though late, there is the smallest loop-hole or crevice we are far from regarding them with indif by which it is possible to escape from ference, or from withholding our thanks doing right, he is sure to be thrust through to the author for her very valuable present. it somehow or other. Suddenly transThere is no German writer who is more planted from a shanty to a squire's manworthy of our study and admiration, and sion, he of course acquits himself most none whose works would exert a 'more laughably there in a long catalogue of wholesome influence on our countrymen. mistakes, and thenceforth is made to run Right glad are we that these volumes the gauntlet wherever he goes. Though have appeared to give those of our readers there is the usual number of deaths, marunacquainted with the German, an intro- riages, disastrous chances, and hairduction to one with whom they cannot breadth 'scapes, the book contains, after commune without pleasure and profit, all, not much of a plot. It is a succesand from whose communion they will go sion of stories strung together by one or away greater and better men.
two connecting links, and has a comglad, also, to learn, that a friend, well mencement and end only because these known as a successful translator from could not be very well avoided. Thus, Goethe and Schiller, has now nearly ready after Handy Andy stumbles and tumbles for the press his great work, the Titan, through a twelvemonth of mishaps, he is which we hope some of our enterprising suddenly, for want of a better terminahouses will soon give to the American tion, converted from a poverty-stricken public.
servant, who has just iced his master's champaign by pouring it out into the tub
of ice, into a wealthy lord, and other Handy Andy, a Tale of Irish Life. By almost equally marvellous things are
SAMUEL LOVER, Esq., author of “ Rory accomplished during the course of the O’Moore," " The Gridiron,” “Barry work. O’Reirdon,” &c., &c. With twenty-two Fiction in this shape, however amusing illustrations on 'steel by the Author. it may be, will only be read to be sorgotNew York: D. Appleton & Co. Phi- ten. Its readers can be obliged to their ladelphia : George S. Appleton, author for little more than a few hours'
entertainment. Mr. Lover's writings, After the vast accumulation of jokes like those of nearly all the periodical and jests which have been garnered up in school which Dickens' example has called our literature against that merry and up to the portrayal of popular manners,
although they may be very agreeably pe- Fables of La Fontaine. Translated from rused, contain few evidences of any such the French, by Elizur WRIGHT, Jr. 2 deep philanthropy or warm generosity as vols. 16mo. Third Edition. Boston: characterize that dear and delightful writ published by Tappan & Dennet, 114 er-(we can tell Mr. Dickens that these
Washington-street. 1842. epithets are now worth having from our
This cheap and neat form in which Mr. side of the water). We can at any rate Wright has here reproduced his admirable say this for Handy Andy, that right merry translation of the great French fabulist, and funny as he is, there are none who is chiefly designed for the benefit of will not be pleased with his acquaintance, schools and families, as a reading book and sorry for that elevation of him to the equally amusing and instructive. The peerage which was to be the signal for its expensive elegance of the octavo edition termination.
-of the merits of which we speak only from report-placing it beyond reach for
this purpose, for which the original is Six Nights with the Washingtonians : a almost universally used wherever its
series of Temperance T'ales. By T. . language is spoken, the translator has Arthur, author of " Insubordination,” rendered a public service, which, we “The Temperance Pledge,” “ Tired of trust, will not fail of its well-deserved reHousekeeping," &c., &c. Philadel- ward, by the issue of the present one. The phia : Godey and M’Michael, Publish- felicity of the translation does justice to ers' Hall, 101 Chestnut-street. 1843. the unanimous praise with which the 8vo. pp. 192.
former was everywhere greeted ; renderTemperance Tales. By the same. In ing, with peculiar spirit and vigor, all of
two volumes, 12mo. Same Publishers. La Fontaine that could be translated. 1843.
Every school and every family into
which it is introduced will be the better, It is needless to invoke God's blessing as well as the pleasanter for it. on the movement of the “ Washingtonians.” Its presence in their midst has been already made sufficiently manifest. The Sleepwaker. A Tale from the German These tales are, in many passages, of
of Heinrich Z. Zschökke. Boston: James striking force in illustration of the moral Munroe & Co. 1842. they are written to teach, and we can Our readers need no other inducement safely recommend them for the sake of to look over this little volume, than to be their own merit, to the same wide circula- told that it is by the author of “ The Fool tion which we most heartily wish them of the Nineteenth Century," which has for the sake of their spirit and object. appeared in our pages.
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“ Diet,” which will comprise much
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