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Melaia and other Poems. By Eliza Cook. Illustrated edition, 8vo. Tilt, London: 1840. ELIZA COOK!-who is Eliza Cook?. we have often cxclaimed, as we met with the name appended to some sweet little gem in the corner of a newspaper. At first we imagined she was an American authoress, and that her poems were transferred from the American annuals and magazines to the English newspapers. But no; it would seem from the present volume that Eliza Cook is an Englishwoman; and the preface, which, however, gives no clue to her residence, speaks of the rapid sale of a large edition and the increasing demand for more." This is very mysterious. We know a little about books and authors, and certes we never heard of this previous edition; and though we have consulted several of our critical friends, they are all in similar darkness. Be this, however, as it may, we can truly say that this is a truly charming volume, got up by our friend, Mr. Tilt, in the most beautiful style. The numerous vignettes are exquisite little gems, in every respect worthy of the verses; and the volume will be equally welcome to the lovers of poetry and the fine arts.

The Oriental Annual for 1840; containing a series of Tales, Legends, and Historical Romances. By Thomas Bacon, F.S. A., &c. With Engravings by Finden, from Sketches by the Author and Captain Meadows Taylor. London: C. Tilt. 1840.

THIS is one of the most interesting of all the Annuals, devoted to the illus tration of the manners, customs, and superstitions of the inhabitants of the vast provinces of British India.

Any thing which would make us better acquainted with the prodigious continent whose destinies are for the present united to those of Britain, must be valuable. We have always considered it a radical defect in our present system of education, that while in all the great schools the pupils are carefully instructed in the language, history, antiquities, literature, and religion of Greece and Rome, they are left totally uninformed both of the history of Ireland and of all our colonies. Thus men grow up enthusiastically attached to the scenery of the classics, and thousands of visitors run to explore every ruin, hill, valley, or fountain alluded to by Homer or Virgil; while scenes no less beautiful, and no less interesting when known, in every part of the British empire, are totally unnoticed. The very namics appear harsh and unmusical to those whose cars have been pre-occupied by the

heroes of Homer. Hence a want of sympathy with those various tribes and nations which own the sway of Britain. Nothing appears to us better suited to remove that apathy than the publication of such volumes as that now before us. Admirably written and splendidly embellished, it leads captive the imagination, and gradually interests us in scenes well worthy of our attention. We esteem the drawings contributed by Capt. Meadows Taylor (the Thug) extremely valuable, and congratulate the publishers upon the production of a volume in every way worthy of the advanced state of the


arts in Britain.


The Evils inseparable from a Mixed Currency, and the Advantages to be secured by introducing an Inconvertible National Paper Circulation, throughout the British Empire and its Dependencies, under proper regulations. An Essay, by William Blacker, Esq. in 8vo:-London: 1839.

THE object of this little pamphlet is to demonstrate the evils of the present system of currency, and to recommend the adoption of an inconvertible government paper currency. He purposes thus to prevent the variations in the value of money, which unquestionably take place under the present system, whether arising from over-speculation or from other circumstances; such as a deficient harvest, causing an increase in the amount of our imports. Another object which he has in view is, to render our currency more independent of the financial operations of other countries. At present, any rival power, by raising a loan in England, and receiving the amount in gold, might almost exhaust the Bank of England and compel it to limit its circulation, and contract its discounts, and derange the whole trade of the country. We have not space to say much upon the merits of this book; but we can assure our readers, that even those who may think the author's project impracticable, will admit that it is the most ingenious and the most feasible that has yet been proposed for the purpose, and that if it fails, no other plan of inconvertible paper money can succeed. His proposal

for establishing a uniform currency throughout the colonies of England, is particularly worthy of attention. The whole work is evidently the production of a man of strong common sense, and much acquired information; and we know no way by which a person can acquire a knowledge of the principles of banking and currency, at so slight an expenditure of money and time, as by purchasing and reading this little book.


Actress's Legacy, 547.

Address and Remonstrance to her Ma-
jesty, by a loyal Protestant subject,
review of, 238.

Adrian, a Tale of Italy, by H. Cook
critical notice of, 246.
Alison's History of Europe and the
French Revolution, review of, 275.
Allom and Walsh's Constantinople,
critical notice of, 616.
Anacreon, 148.

Anster, Doctor, our Portrait Gallery,
No. II., 544.
Anthologia Germanica, No. XV.
Wetzel's Poems, 69. Wetzel, second
article, 697.

Anthology, the Cheltenham, critical
notice of, 375.

Asia Minor, Fellowes's excursion in,
review of, 480.

Australia, third article, 84.
Australia, fourth article, 196.
Australian Emigration Society, 329.
Banshee, the, 366.

Bateman, Lord, the Loving Ballad of,
critical notice of, 248.
Beaumont, l'Irlande, Sociale, Politique
et Religieuse, review of, 107; part II.

Benjamin, Park, lines to Mary by,


Blacker's Essay on Mixed Currency,

critical notice of, 728.
Brougham's, Lord, Letter on National
Education, review of, 619.
Browne's, M. A., Ignatia and other
poems, review of, 171; the Haunted,
579; Stanzas, 597, 598.
Brush, a Brother of the, 470.
Burbidge's, Thomas, Poems, review of,

Burton's, Dr., Journey to Jerusalem,
review of, 59.

Carleton, W., the Three Wishes, 600.
Cathedral Bell, a tragedy, by Jacob
Jones, review of, 165.

Cathedrals, the English, and the Church
Commission, 3.


Catiline, by J. E. Reade, critical notice
of, 495.
Chatterton's, Lady, Rambles in the South
of Ireland, review of, 97.
Cheltenham Anthology, critical notice
of, 375.

Church Commission and the English
Cathedrals, 3.

Confessions of Harry Lorrequer-Chap.
XXXVII. p. 205; XXXVIII. 265;
XXXIX. 267; XL. 269; XLI.
271; XLII. 273; XLIII. 499;
XLIV. 501; XLV. 506; XLVI.

Constantinople, Walsh and Allom's, and
the Scenery of the Seven Churches
of Asia, 616,

Continental Gossipings, by Harry Lor-
requer Chap. IV. 23; Chap. V. 28;
Chap. VI. 31.

Cook's, Eliza, Poems, critical notice of,


Cook's Adrian, a tale of Italy, critical
notice of, 246.

Corner, the Poet's, 717.

Critical Notices :-Dr. John Smith's
Songs, Stephens' Gertrude and Bea-
trice, Smyth's Law Officers of Ire-
land, Cook's Adrian, Foreign Monthly
Review, 246; Froissart's Chronicles,
247; The Loving Ballad of Lord
Bateman, 248; Physic and Physi-
cians, 374; Ninian, a poem, by J. W.
Ross, the Cheltenham Anthology, 375;
Schiller's Song of the Bell, translated,
376; N. P. Willis's Two Ways of
Dying for a Husband, two plays;
Ouseley's Vision of Death, &c.; The
Outlaw, a drama, by Robert Story;
Catiline, or the Roman Conspiracy,
by J. E. Reade, 495; Psalter, or
Psalms of David, in English verse,
[by the Rev. J. Keble], Leslie's, (Eliza)
Sacred and Moral Songs, The Hearts
of Steel, 615; Park's, (Andrew),
Blindness, or the Second Sense Re-
stored, Sabbath Musings and Every-
day Scenes, Allom and Walsh's Con-


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Dugald Moore, Review of, 174.
Education, National, Review of Lord
Brougham's Letter on, 619.
Eli, the Death of, by Fitzstewart,
England versus Popery, 559.
Epistle, a plain one, from a Yeoman of
the North, 465.
Euphrasia, 416.

Fellow's Excursion in Asia Minor, Re-
view of, 480.

Female Portraits, No. III. Lady Syden-
ham, 178.


Ferney, the last Heir of, a Legend,
Fitzstewart, the Death of Eli, 613.
Frankfort, the three Widows of, 682.
Froissart's Chronicles, Critical Notices
of, 247.

Germany, Bohemia, and Hungary, 33.
Gilfillan, Robert, Stanzas to Madeline
the Lily of the Valley, 485; Lines
to a Sleeping Infant, 486.
Gleig, Rev. G. R. Review of his "Ger-
many, Bohemia, and Hungary." 33.
Glenmore, the Manor of, Review of, 233.
Grattan, Right Honorable Henry, Life
and Times of, Reviewed, 429,
Grave-digger's Daughter, the, 438.
Half a dozen volumes of verse, 161.
Hall, Mrs. S. C. Stories of the Irish
Peasantry, 477.

Hamilton, (Miss E. M.) Sonnets sug-
gested by the present state of the
Fast, 577; Passage in a Spirit's His-
tory, 365; Lines, 366; To a Physician,

Hawkins, Bisset, review of his "Ger-
many," 33.

Hearts of Steel, Critical Notices of, 615.
Ignatia and other poems, by M. A.
Browne, review of, 171,

Jones' Jacob, Tragedies review of, 163,

Ireland, Lady Chatterton's Rambles, in
reviewed, 97.

Ireland, De Beaumont's work on review
of, 107, 210.

Ireland, Lord Roden's Committee on
the state of crime in, 251.
Ireland, Smyth's C. I., chronicle of Law
Officers in, Critical Notice of, 246.
Ireland, Popular Songs of, by T. C.
Croker, Review of, 91.

Irish Political Novels the Manor of
Glenmore, Review of, 333.
Keble, (Rev. J.) the Psalter, in English
verse, Critical Notice of, 615.
Krasinska Française, Journal of, part II.

137; part III. 290; part IV. 419;
part V. conclusion, 521.

Lake's, John, Retired Lieutenant and
other poems, Review of, 536.
Last Heir of Ferney, a Legend, 643.
Legacy, an Actress's, 547.
Legends and Tales of the Queen's
County Peasantry, No. I. the Banshee,
366; No. II. the Bewitched Butter,
487; No. III. the Sheoge, 580.
Leslie's, Eliz., Sacred and Moral Songs,
Critical Notice of, 615.

Lines by E. M. H. [Miss Hamilton,]

Lockrin, the reign of, Review of, 173.
Lorrequer, Harry, Confessions of, 205,
265, 499, 664.

Lorrequer, Harry, Continental Gossip-
ings, by, 23, 28. 31.
Man, the, on the Mast, 311.
Mahmoud, Sultan, Sketch of his Life, 348.
Manor of Glenmore, Review of, 333.
Marryatt's, Captain, Diary in America,
Review of, 513.

Mary, Lines to, by Park Benjamin, 637.
Morewood's History of Inebriating
Liquors, Review of, 586.
Moore's, Dugald, Devoted One, and
other poems, Review of, 174.
National Education, Review of Lord
Brougham's Letter on, 619.

Ninian, a poem, by J. W. Ross, Critical
Notice of, 375.

Oriental Annual for 1840, Critical No-
tice of, 728.

Otway', Rev. Cæsar, our Portrait
Gallery, No. I, 396.

Otway's Tour in Connaught, Review of,



Ouseley's Vision of Death, &c. Critical
Notice of, 495.

Park's Blindness, or the Second Sense
Restored, Critical Notice of, 616.
Passage in a Spirit's History, by E. M.
H. [Miss Hamilton,] 365.
Pawn-Broking in Ireland, 675.
Physic and Physicians, a Medical Sketch
Book, Review of, 653.

Physic and Physicians, Critical Notice
of, 374.

Physician, Lines to a, by E. M. H.
[Miss Hamilton,] 696.

Polish Chateau in the last century, part
II., 137.

Popery, England versus, 559.
Portrait Painter, Recollections of, No. I-

155; No. II. 470; No. III. 547;
No. IV. 682.
Portraits, Female, No. III. Lady Syden-
ham, 178.

Portrait Gallery, our, No. I. Rev. Cæsar

Otway, 396; No. II. Dr. Anster, 544;
No. III. George Petrie, 638.
Poetry-Anthologia Germanica, Wetzel,
69; Anacreon, by a Cantab, 148;
Half-a-dozen volumes of Verse, 161;

a Memory of Johnstown, (Co. of Wex-
ford,) by S. C. Hall, 245; Sonnets by
C. M. 327; Summer's Sonnets, by W.
D., 328; Passage in Spirit History, by
E. M., [Miss Hamilton] 365; Lines
by the same, 366; Euphrasia, 417;
to Madeline, the Lily of the Valley, to
a Sleeping Infant, by Robt. Gilfillan,
485; Extracts from Poems, by John
Lake, 536; Sonnets suggested by the
Present State of the East, by Miss E.
M. Hamilton, 577; the Haunted, by
Miss M. A. Browne, 519; a Sylva, by
B., 596; Do not Pluck the Flowers,
Sickness, Death, the Grave, by Miss
M. A. Browne, 597, 598; the Death of
Eli, by Fitz-Stewart, 613; to Mary,
by Park Benjamin, 637; to a Physi-
cian, by E. M. H., 696.
Poet's Corner, The, 717.
Prince of the Power of the Air, a Vision,


Psalter, in English Verse, [by the Rev. J.
Keble], Critical Notice of, 615.
Purcel, Father Francis, Ninth Extract-
from the Legacy of, 103; Tenth Ex-
tract, 398.

Queen, the, the Parliament, and the
People, 238.

Address and Remonstrance to Her
Majesty the, ibid.
REVIEWS Gleig's Germany, Bohemia,
and Hungary, 33; Hawkins' Germany,
33; Burbidge's Poems, 51; Dr. Bur-
ton's Journey to Jerusalem, 59; Crok-
er's Popular Songs of Ireland, 91;
Lady Chatterton's Rambles in the
South of Ireland, 97; De Beaumont
L'Irlande, 107-210; Otway's Tour
in Connaught, 123; Jones' Spartacus,
a Tragedy, 163; Jones' Cathedral
Bill, a Tragedy, 165; Selma, a Tale
of the Sixth Crusade, 168; M. A.
Browne's Ignatia, and other poems,171;
the Reign of Lockrin, 173; Dugald
Moore's Devoted One, and other poems,
174; Wilbraham's Travels in Cau-
casus, Georgia, &c. 228; An Address
and Remonstrance to Her Majesty,
238; Alison's History of Europe, and
the French Revolution, 275; Manor
of Glenmore, 333; Life and Times of
Grattan, 429; Fellows's Asia Minor,
480; Marryat's Diary in America, 513;
Lake's Retired Lieutenant, and other
poems, 536; Morewood's History of
Inebriating Liquors, 586; Lord
Brougham's Letter on National Edu-
cation, 619; Physic and Physicians,
653; Wetzel's Remains, 69, 697.

Review Foreign Monthly, Critical No-

tice of, 246.

Reade's, J. E. Catiline, Critical Notice of,

Roden's, Lord, Committee on the State
of Crime in Ireland, 251.

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Schiller's Song of the Bell, Translated,
Critical Notice of, 376.

Selma, a Tale of the Sixth Crusade, Re-
view of, 168.

Smith's, Dr. John, Songs, Critical No-
tice of, 246.
Smibert, Thos. Scottish Songs, by 722.
Smyth's, C. J. Chronicle of Law Officers
in Ireland, Critical Notice of, 246.
Sonnets suggested by the present State of
the East, by E. M. H. [Miss Hamil-
ton], 577.

Spartacus, a Tragedy, by Jacob Jones,
review of, 163.

State of Parties in the British Empire;
the Government a Faction-the Fac-
tion a Government, 380.
Story's, Robt., The Outlaw, a Drama,
Critical Notice of, 495.

Sullivan's, Jim, Adventures in the Great
Snow, 103.

Summer Sonnets, by W. D. 328.
Sydenham, Lady, Female Portraits, No.
III., 178.

Sylva, a, by B., 596.

Tales and Narratives-Jim Sullivan's
Adventures in the Great Snow, 103;
the Under-Teacher, 157; the Man on
the Mast, 311; Legends and Tales of
the Queen's County Peasantry, No. I.
the Banshee, 366; No. II. the Be-
witched Butter, 487; No. III. the
Sheoge, 580; a Chapter in the History
of a Tyrone Family, 398; Euphrasia,
416; the Grave-digger's Daughter,
438; a Brother of the Brush, 470;
the Actress's Legacy, 537; the Three
Wishes, by W. Carleton, 600; the Last
Heir of Ferney, 643; the Three Wi-
dows of Francfort, 682.
Teacher, the Under, 155.
Torrens, Col. on Emigration from Ireland,
Critical Notice of, 726.
Tyrone Family, a Chapter in the History
of, 393.

Under-Teacher, the, 155.
Vatican, a New Batch of Saints from the,


Walsh and Allom's Constantinople, Criti-
cal Notice of, 616.

Wetzel's Remains, Review of 69, Second
Article, 697.

Wilbraham's Travels in Caucasus, Geor-
gia, and Persia, Review of, 228.
Willis', N. P., Two Ways of Dying for
a Husband, Critical Notice of, 495.
Wishes, the Three, an Irish Legend, by
W. Carleton, 600.

Yeoman of the North, plain Epistle from,
Zealand, New, 298.

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