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whose minds are as incapable of imagining the lofty and generous feelings they would pouitray, as their hearts are of exercising them, it is peculiarly gratifying to receive a work, from the pages of which the eye may cater with satisfaction, and the mind feast with avidity and benefit.—Pittsburg Mercury.
THE TESTIMONY OF NATURE AND REVELATION TO THE BEING, PERFECTIONS AND GOVERNMENT OF GOD. By the Rev. Henry FerGus, Dunfermline, Author of the History of the United States of America, till the termination of the War of Independence, in Lardners' Cyclopedia.
The Rev. Mr. Fergus's Testimony of Nature and Revelation to the Being, Perfection and Government of God, is an attempt to do in one volume what the Bridgwater Treatises are to do in eight. We wish one-eighth of the reward otdy may make its way to Dunfermline. Mr. Fergus's Treatise goes over the whole ground with fervour and ability; it is an excellent volume, and may be had for somewhere about half the price of one Bridgwater octavo. London Spectator,
TALES OF ROMANCE, FIRST SERIES. This is not only an uncommonly neat edition, but a very entertaining book; how could it be otherwise when such an array of authors as the following is presented.
The work contains Ali's Bride, a tale from the Persian, by Thomas Moore, inters|ierBed with poetry. The Last of the Line, by Mrs. S. C. Hall, an author who sustains a reputation which every succeeding production greatly enhances. The Wire Merchant's Story, by the author of the King's Own. The Procrastinator, by T. Croften Croker. The Spanish Beadsman. The Legend of Rose Rocke, by the
author of Stories of Waterloo.. Barbara S , by
Charles Lamb. A Story of the Heart. The Vacant Chair, by J. M. Wilson; and the Queen of the Meadows, by Miss Mitford.
This volume has no pretentions to the inculcation of mawkish sensibility. We have read every word of it, and can confidently recommend it to our friends.—Journal of Belles Letters.
YOUNG MAN'S OWN BOOK.—A Manual of Politeness, Intellectual Improvement, and Moral Deportment, calculated to form the character on a solid basis, and to insure respectability and success in life.
Its contents are made up of brief and well written essays upon subjects very judiciously selected, and will prove a useful and valuable work to those who give it a careful reading, and make proper use of those hints which the author throws out.—Boston Traveller.
We cheerfully recommend a perusal of the Young Man's Own Book to all our young friends, for we are convinced that if they read it faithfully, they will find themselves both wiser and better.— The Young Man's Advocate.
In the Young Man's Own Book, much sound advice, upon a variety of important subjects is administered, and a large number of rules are laid down for the regulation of conduct, the practice of which can not fail to ensure respectability.—Saturday Courier.
YOUNG LADY'S OWN BOOK, a Manual of Intellectual Improvement and Moral Deportment. By the author of the Young Man's Own Book.
Messrs. Key and Biddle, of this city, have published a very neat little volume, entitled, The Young Lady's Own Book. Its contents are well adapted to its useful purpose.— National Gazette.
The Young Lady's Own Book seems to us to have been carefully prepared, to comprehend much and various instruction of a practical character, and to correspond in its contents with its title.— Young Man's Advocate.
The Young Lady's Own Book, embellished with beautiful engravings, should be in the hands of every young female.—Inquirer.
All the articles in" the Young Lady's Own Book are of a useful and interesting character.—N. Y. Com. Adv.
WACOUSTA, OR THE PROPHECY; A Talk
Of The Canadas. 2 vols.
This work is of a deeply interesting character, and justly lays claim to be of the highest cast. We think it decidedly POPULAR WORKS. 29
superior to any production of the kind which has recently emanated from the press. It abounds with thrilling scenes, and the author has displayed a power of delineation rarely surpassed.—Daily Intelligencer.
Wc have read it, and unhesitatingly pronounce it one of the most deeply interesting works of fiction which has met our eye for many a month. It is a historical novel—the scenes of which are laid principally at Detroit and Mackina—and some of the tragic events which those places witnessed in the early settlement of the country, are given with historic accuracy—particularly the massacre of Mackina.— The author is evidently conversant with Indian strategem and with Indian eloquence; and has presented us with specimens of both, truly characteristic of the untutored savage. We would gladly present our readers with an extract from this interesting work, did ourlimits permit. In lieu of an extract, however, we commend the work itself to them.—Commercial Herald.
The principal personage of this novel is a savage chief, and the story of his retreat, bearing off captive the daughter of the Governor, is told with thrilling effect. It is well written throughout, and abounds with interesting scenes.— Commercial Advertiser.
ZOE, OR THE SICILIAN SAYDA.~As an historical romance, embellished with the creations of a lively imagination, and adorned with the beauties of aclassic mind, this production will take a high rank, and although not so much lauded as a Cooper or an Irving, he may be assured that by a continuance of his efforts, he will secure the approbation of his countrymen, and the reward of a wide spread lame.—Daily Intelligencer.
We do not call attention to this on account of any previous reputation of its author; it possesses intrinsic merit, and will obtain favour because it merits it. It is historical, and the name and circumstances are to be found in the records of those times. The plot is ably conceived, the characters are vividly, and some are fearfully drawn.—Boston American IVaveller.
We lately spoke in terms of approbation of a new novel from the pen of a young American, entitled "Zoe; or the Sicilian Sayda." A friend, who has read it with great pleasure, and who speaks of its merits in strong terms of praise, has furnished us with the following notice:— 3*
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"The book wherever read is admired, and among a considerable variety of persons, learned and ignorant, grave and gay, sad and serious, all have but one manifestation of feeling—and that feeling delight.
Cooper has been called the Scott, and Irving the Addison of America; and the author of Zoe, without any imputation of vanity or arrogance, can justly lay claim to some of the attributes of both. With all the description, energy, and grandeur of the former, he possesses the classic graces, and elegant refinements of the latter. Comparisons, it is said, are always odious, but, as in this instance, we have brought forward the names of two of our most distinguished countrymen in the field of American letters, not for the purpose of detracting from their high and justly appreciated merits, but for adding another one to the number of this small but brilliant galaxy, we shall be acquitted of any sinister attempt to elevate another at the expense of those whose fame is widely spread and firmly established.
Zoe is a production, which will rank among the highest and most successful creations of the imagination. It is replete with interest, from the first chapter to the last; the story never flags, the dialogues never tire; and the varied characters who figure in the plot, are invested with an individuality which at once impresses upon the mind the graphic skill, ana vivid conceptions of the author. Interesting and all absorbing as the personages are, there is one, however, of whom to read is to love; the dark-eyed, feeling, beautiful and self-sacrificing Zoe. It is she that appears embodied before our eyes, in all the fascination of beauty; and it is she that we part with in all the combined feelings of affection, admiration and regret.
But it is not our purpose to pourtray the charming heroine of the story.
For the nameless attraction of her mind, the glowing ardour of her feelings, and the thousand fascinating charms with which she was invested,—we must refer our readers to the book itself.
In conclusion, we commend Zoe to all who are fond of an interesting romance—to all who desire to become acquainted with and encourage the merits of our native literature."— Pennsylvania Inquirer.
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THE HOME BOOK OP HEALTH AND MEDICINE, being a popular treatise on the means of Avoiding and Curing Diseases, and of Preserving the Health and Vigour of the Body to the latest period: including a full account of the Diseases of Women and Children.
THE YOUNG MAN'S SUNDAY BOOK.—In continuation of the Series commenced by the Young Man's Own Book.
THE WORLD AS IT IS, AND OTHER TALES.
THE YOUNG CHRISTIANS BOOK By G. T. Bedell, D. D.
THE JOURNAL OF A LUNATIC.
PROGRESSIVE EXPERIENCE OF THE HEART. By Mrs. Stevens.
YOUNG LADY'S SUNDAY BOOK. By the Author of the Young Lady's Own Book.
THE FAMILY BOOK; a series of Discourses, with Prayers for each Sunday evening in the year; with an Introductory Essay. By the Rev. John Breckinridge.
HARPE'S HEAD. A Legend of Kentucky. By the Author of Legends of the West.
LETTERS FROM THE NORTH OF EUROPE.
By Charles Boileau Elliott, Esq.
This is one of those remarkably pleasant tours which an intelligent gentleman, who has seen much of the world, if