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future reference. But the modern American newspaper is too fugacious, and spreads itself too widely, to be caught and preserved by any man who has much else to do. Nor will a scrapbook, to be filled with slips cut from the daily or weekly newspaper, meet the want of those who would revise and remember what they read of the history of their own age. Mr. Frank Moore's Rebellion Record is a publication on a new plan-combining to some extent the advantages of a weekly chronicle and of an Annual Register. It confines itself to the single topic indicated by its title. The compiler's "Diary of the American Revolution" gave him the hint for a similar diary of the conflict now in progress; and thus far the execution of his new work is creditable to his judgment as well as to his industry. The design is "to give, in a digested and systematic shape, a comprehensive history of this struggle; sifting fact from fiction and reason; and presenting the poetical and picturesque aspects, the notable and characteristic incidents, separated from the graver and more important documents." Accordingly each weekly number, or monthly part, is given in three separately paged divisions, viz: "I. A Diary of Verified Facts; II. Poetry and Notable Incidents; III. Documents, Speeches, and Extended Narratives." The paging of each separate division being continued from one number to another, the work is in fact three distinct yet mutually illustrative compilations in one publication.

THE ANARCHIAD.*-The public are indebted to Mr. Luther G. Riggs for the idea of republishing this series of poems, which had considerable celebrity and influence throughout the country seventy years ago-about the period of the adoption of the present constitution. They are political satires, and were universally attributed at the time to a circle of wits and poets who were somewhat celebrated in Hartford and New Haven, and whose names are well known in the annals of our early American literature. David Humphreys, Joel Barlow, John Trumbull, and Dr. Lemuel Hopkins, are all supposed to have been concerned in their composition. Colonel Humphreys is thought to have been the pro

The Anarchiad: A New England Poem, written in concert by DAVID HUMPHREYS, JOEL BARLOW, JOHN TRUMBULL, and Dr. LEMUEL HOPKINS. Now first published in book form. Edited, with Notes and Appendices, by LUTHER G. RIGGS. New Haven: Published by Thomas H. Pease, who will mail copies to any address on the receipt of fifty cents. 1861. 16mo. pp. 128.

jector of the series, and the first number appeared, October 26th, 1786, in The New Haven Gazette and Connecticut Magazine, in which journal all the twelve papers were published during the years 1786 and 1787. In addition to being a literary curiosity, it is deserving of special examination, just now, by all who are turning their attention anew to the history of the period referred to. That was the time when those same political questions, with regard to the nature of our federal government, which we are now discussing, were debated with even more of heat and acrimony than at the present juncture. It is not at all surprising, then, that as these verses were composed on such themes, many of the lines are as applicable and pertinent now as they were when first written. We make one or two brief quotations, in which the importance of Union, and the dangers of division and anarchy, are admirably set forth :

Stand forth, ye traitors! at your country's bar!
Inglorious authors of intestine war!

What countless mischiefs from their labors rise!
Pens dipp'd in gall, and lips inspir'd with lies!

Ye fires of ruin, prime detested cause

Of bankrupt faith, annihilated laws-
Of selfish systems, jealous, local schemes,
And Union'd empire lost in empty dreams;
Your names, expanding with your growing crime,
Shall float, disgustful, down the stream of time;
Each future age applaud th' avenging song,

And outraged nature vindicate the wrong. pp. 57, 58.

What madness prompts, or what ill-omen'd fears,
Your realm to parcel into petty States?

Shall lordly Hudson part contending powers,

And broad Potomac lave two hostile shores?
Must Alleghany's sacred summits bear
The impious bulwarks of perpetual war ?—
His hundred streams receive your heroes slain,
And bear your sons inglorious to the main ?....
Ere death invades, and night's deep curtain falls,
Through ruin'd realms the voice of UNION calls!....
On you she calls! attend the warning cry :

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Mr. Riggs has contributed notes and explanations, wherever they are needed, which will be found a valuable addition, and will materially assist those who are not familiar with the persons and scenes that are described and alluded to.

COMPENDIUM OF CLASSICAL LITERATURE.*—The public are indebted to Professor C. D. Cleveland for another very useful compilation, of the same character, and prepared upon the same plan as his works on English and American literature. The volume, whose title we give, contains a collection of choice extracts from the best of the Greek and Roman writers, with short biographical sketches, and accounts of their works. We notice

in the book some of the same excellencies which characterize the other compilations to which we have referred. It has evidently been the design of the editor in them all to make his selections from passages which are of a high moral tone, and also, as far as possible, from those which have a bearing upon the living and exciting questions of the present day. This gives a freshness to the extracts which is particularly noticeable, and which would sometimes almost tempt us to think that those old Greeks and Romans wrote with an eye to counseling and instructing us, if we did not know that human nature, and human wants, and human trials, are ever the same in all ages, and in all lands. This volume will supply a want that is felt in many schools, and by many private individuals who have no acquaintance with the classical languages.

AFTER ICEBERGS WITH A PAINTER.t-Such is the striking title of an account of as novel and fascinating a summer's adventure as was ever undertaken! The book is the one of all others for these hot days which are upon us! There is something deliciously refreshing in the very title itself. After Icebergs! The illustrations, too, as we have taken up the book on some of these sweltering days, have brought a sensation of invigorating coolness over us! In our ignorance, heretofore, our most prominent ideas connected with the dignified monarchs of the Northern seas

* A Compendium of Classical Literature, comprising choice extracts, translated from the best Greek and Roman writers, with biographical sketches, accounts of their works, and notes directing to the best editions and translations. Part I. From Homer to Longinus. Part II. From Plautus to Boëthius. By CHARLES DEXTER CLEVELAND. Philadelphia: E. C. & J. Biddle & Co. 1861. 12mo. pp. 622.

After Icebergs with a Painter. A summer voyage around Newfoundland. By Rev. Louis L. NOBLE. New York: D. Appleton & Co. 12mo. pp. 336. For sale in New Haven by T. H. Pease. Price $1.25.

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have been those of apprehension and terror. But this is all exploded now! The painter of the Andes and the biographer of Cole have put a hook in the nose of Leviathan. To them belongs the honor of having invented a new pleasure! Hunting Icebergs on the coast of Labrador is to take its place, henceforth, among the very chief of summer recreations! The Adirondacks, Lake Superior, and the forests of Maine must now retire to the second place. The Straits of Bellisle will be the goal towards which the steps of every bold excursionist will be turned for years to come! It was an attempt worthy of the painter of Niagara and the Andes to seek to catch the dissolving and ever changing beauties of the Northern icebergs, and to exhibit together on his canvas, in one and the same picture, both a mountain and a cataract. Those only who have seen in New York the result, as it has there been exhibited, can know how well Mr. Church has succeeded again in conquering every difficulty, and in making a painting which will have a world-wide reputation. But all can enjoy the pleasure, which, our word for it, is a great one, of reading this admirable record which Mr. Noble has given of his summer voyage, with the painter, to Labrador and around Newfoundland, "after Icebergs.

TEN YEARS OF THE WORLD'S PROGRSS.*-This is an exceedingly useful little book of reference, edited by Mr. George P. Putnam and designed as a supplement to "The World's Progress," which has now been for some years before the public. The present volume is substantially upon the same plan as the other, and furnishes a chronological list of prominent events that have occurred during the past ten years. There is given besides a very great variety of statistics respecting all imaginable subjects pertaining to the progress of society in this and other countries, which is arranged in a manner which is very convenient for consultation.

GODEY'S LADY's Book.-The last six numbers-from July to January, 1861—of this popular monthly, considered by ladies so indispensable, are offered at the exceedingly low price of one dollar.

Ten Years of the World's Progress.-Being a supplement to the work of that title; embracing a comprehensive record of facts in the annals of nations and the progress of the arts from 1850 to 1861. With some corrections and additions to the former pages. Edited by GEO. P. PUTNAM, A. M. New York: G. P. Putnam. 1861. 12mo. pp. 869.

LIFE AND CAREER OF MAJOR ANDRE.*-This original and exhaustive work by Winthrop Sargent, Esq., will serve to highten the melancholy interest with which the memory of this young, talented, and ill-fated adjutant-general of the British army has always been invested. The book is one of the most readable of the season. Few works give such an insight into the state of things, in public and private life, in the mother country, and on this side of the Atlantic, at the time of the Revolution. There are so many topics of interest suggested by the narrative, that we reserve a more full review for the next number, when we shall endeavor to take up the subject anew. Meanwhile, we advise every one to read it.

MILITARY WORKS PUBLISHED BY MESSRS. J. B. LIPPINCOTT & Co.-We regret that among other things prepared for this number, we are obliged to defer, till October, several notices of valuable military works which are published by Messrs. J. B. Lippincott & Co., of Philadelphia.

* The Life and Career of Major André, Adjutant-General of the British army in America. By WINTHROP SARGENT. Boston: Ticknor & Fields. 1861. 12mo.

pp. 471. [Price $1.25. For sale in New Haven by T. II. Pease.]




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