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alone calculated to write—one of those productions which engage the attention and do not fatigue it, and which we read from first to last with the agreeable sensation, that we are gathering the information of very extensive travel easily, by our own fireside.—London Literary Gazette.

One striking evidence of the rapid progress we are making in civilization is the constant and increasing demand for travels and voyages. We are no longer contented to live within ourselves. The whole world is our theatre. We explore all its regions; nor is there a spot visited by the sun that is wholly unknown to us. Our enterprising countrymen go forth to collect their intellectual treasures, and return home to enrich us with their stores. Every month adds something valuable to the general stock. We enjoy the benefit without encountering the peril. We sympathise with danger, while we feel that it is past, and luxuriate in pleasurable emotions, while our hearts thrill with the interest which the daring adventurer has thrown round himself. This species of writing has also a charm for every reader. The man of science ana the rustic, the scholar and the mechanic, sit down with equal zest to participate in the mental feast; and thus knowledge is widely diffused—knowledge which invigorates the inward man, enlarging his capacity, and extending the sphere of his enjoyments, and which prepares a whole nation for liberal institutions, which invests them with political and commercial importance, and thus raises them in the scale of nations. The success of works of this description stimulates enterprise, anil opens the largest field for the useful employment of energies which might otherwise be wasted.

Mr. Elliott justly ranks among the most enlightened and intelligent of his class. His unpretending volume discovers an enthusiastic love of naTUre, and the most liberal views of man in all his diversified conditions. We scarcely ever read a work in which there is so little to censure and so much to approve. Unlike many of his brethren, he is a good writer: his style is pure and classical. He is likewise a philosopher and a Christian. We first become his willing associates, and our intercourse soon ripens into friendship. We close the book with reluctance, and take leave of him with a sigh of regret.—London New Monthly Magazine.

Key & Biddle have now in press THE RELIGIOUS SOUVENIIU-A Christmas, New Year and Birth Day Present for 1834. Edited by Gregory T. Bedell, D. D, Most of the engravings are already finished, and we feel no

hesitation in saying the volume will be much superior in every

respect to that of the present year, the success of which may

be learned from the perusal of the following literary notices.

A gift book which unites the embellishments of fancy and imagination, with a strictly religious and moral tendency in the whole texture of the work—a Souvenir which no person of strictly religious principles, would hesitate to place in the hands of a valued friend. Such a work has been pronounced a desideratum by many, whose opinions are regarded with deference by the religious community.— The Revivalist.

The literary character of this Souvenir is of a high order, many of the piecesbreathe a pure, devotional spirit and Christian fervour, and the whole are entirely devoid of sectarianism, and clothed in attractive unexceptionable language. Taken altogether, the Religious Souvenir is a work that may be warmly and generally commended. Mechanically it is a beautiful volume, and intellectually, such as does credit to all who have contributed to its pages.—Boston Traveller.

This is an elegant Annual. The pieces are generally of a moral and religious tendency, but not the less interesting on. that acount.—Journal of Commerce.

The Religious Souvenir is a very beautiful holiday present, is Edited by the Rev. G. T. Bedell, and is devoted to moral and religious subjects, all original but one by the artist illustrating his own picture. In the initials subscribed to the articles, we recognize several writers who have heretofore distinguished themselves by contributions to our periodical literature.—N. Y. Commercial Advertiser.

This is really a superb volume; and one which we hope will be widely circulated throughout the community. Dr. Bedell has shown considerable judgment in the selection and disposal of his matter, and we thank him for presenting to the public in so inviting a form, a work which is well calculated to form pious feelings, and establish religious principles.— Family Journal.

We doubt not, but many people of piety and taste, who wish to ornament their parlour and instruct those who may read; or who desire to bestow a religious remembrancer on some beloved friend, will call at some book store for Dr. Bedell's " Souvenir."— The Philadelphian.

A volume, too, which does not degrade or disgrace the subject—a volume destined, not to pass away with the winter greens that adorn our Christmas parlours, but to maintain a Fasting hold on the attention of the christian community, at least so long as good taste and good sense shall have any vote in the selection of books. We have read the volume carefully, and do not hesitate to pronounce it one of unusual interest as well as solid merit.— United States Gazette.

Messrs. Key & Biddle have made a valuable present to religious parents, guardians and friends, in this elegant little volume. Why should all our gifts on these occasions be worldly or worse'! And why should religious truth always shun the aids of beautiful ornament? The embellishments are attractive, well selected, and well executed. The various papers which compose the volume are serious, tasteful, alluring, imbued with the spirit of the Gospel, in a word, such as we should have expected from one so zealous for the cause of Christ, and so inventive of happy thoughts as the Rev. Editor. This annual may be safely recommended to the Christian public.— The Presbyterian.

To all, therefore, who desire intellectual improvement, and, at the same time, the gratification of a true taste—and to all who would make a really valuable present to their friends, we would say, in conclusion, go and procure the Religious Souvenir. It is not merely a brilliant little ornament for the parlour centre table, but a book worthy of a place in every sensible man's library.—Cincinnatti Enquirer.

The typography, embellishments, and general appearance of the work, render it fully equal in these respects to any of the kind published inourcountry, while its subjects are far more suitable for the contemplation of christians than the light reading with which most of them are filled.—Episcopal Recorder.

The articles are not only interesting, but calculated to produce a beneficial effect upon the minds of those who read it, therefore, a very proper work for the purpose for which it is designed, and hope it may meet with an extensive sale.— Baltimore Republican.

We hail with much pleasure this attempt toconvey religious truth in a garb at once pleasing and instructive. The popular form of the annual is well adapted to the purpose, and may often invite the attention and make a salutary impres. sion, where works of a graver character would fail of effect when perused, or more probably he never perused at all. We commend, therefore, this new effort of Christian philanthropy, and think it likely to be followed by useful results.— Charleston Courier.

In the general character of those fashionable, and as to appearance, attractive volumes, the annuals, there is so much that is trashy and unprofitable, that it was with no little misgiving we looked into the pages of one which is now before us, entitled "The Religious Souvenir." The matter is altogether of religious and moral tendency, not chargeable with sectarian bias, and such as the most scrupulous need not hesitate to admit into family reading.— The Friend.

This little work is intended to furnish what was heretofore wanted—a Christmas and New Year's offering, which may be bestowed and accepted by the most scrupulous.—Pittsburg Gazette.

We are happy to announce the tasteful appearance and valuable matter of the Religious Souvenir for 18i»3. Dr. Bedell is as much distinguished for his belles-lettres attainment, as for the profoundness of his scholarship and the purity of his motives. He has found himself at home in this tasteful enterprise and in good company with the associated talent of the contributors to his beautiful pages.—A'. Y. Weekly Messenger.

The engravings for the work are chiefly from English designs, by the best American artists, and may challenge com{iarison with any contemporary works of this country. The iterary contributions to the volume are in strict accordance with the name.— United States Gazette.

This work is got up in an unusual style of neatness and beauty, and ornamented with engravings of great elegance. The contents of the work are, as might have been expected from the high character of the Editor, of a moral and religious description, intended to produce the best effects upon the minds of its readers.—Daily Advertiser.

Messrs. Key & Biddle have published a handsome little volume. entitled Religious Souvenir, and edited by the. Rev. Dr. Bedell. It is embellished with beautiful engravings, and printed with elegance. The literary contents are very good— soundly pious, and free of all invidious remark or allusion. True Christianity is that which purifies the heart, liberalizes the feelings, andamends the conduct.—National Gazette.

MEMOIRS OF DR. BURNEY, arranged from his own Manuscript, from family papers, and from personal recollections, by his daughter, Madame D'arblay.

The Monthly Review in noticing the Memoirs of Dr. Burney, expresses the opinion " that a more amusing and profitable production has not appeared for many years"

Several literary gentlemen on this side of the Atlantic who have examined the work, declare that nexl to Boswell's Life of Johnson, it is the most attractive and interesting memoir ever published.

TRANSATLANTIC SKETCHES, comprising visits to the most interesting scenes in North and South America, and the West Indies, with notes on negro slavery and Canadian emigration, by Capt. J. E. Alexander, 42d Royal Highlanders, F. R. G. S. M. R. A. S. etc. author of Travels in Asia, Persia, etc.

THE ARISTOCRAT, by the author of Zoe, &c.

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