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to appreciate the noble qualities of Johnson, who had made her house his home for a score of years, she saw his weak sides and resented his arrogant dictation and reproof in regard to her marriage to Piozzi, in a manner that subdued him to the use of proper language, if not to the exercise of proper feelings. In the letters, notes, poems, reminiscences, scattered over the pages of this volume, we are provided with a choice dish of instructive miscellanea.
MEMOIR OF DANIEL SAFFORD.*—This is a book of which scores of thousands of copies should be everywhere circulated. We do not know of any biography of a religious man which is better calculated to exhibit a correct view of the practical working of Christianity, as we understand it. Deacon Safford was a noble specimen of the best class of New England men. In early life he was a prominent mechanic of Boston, and to the last claimed with pride to be a "blacksmith.” For nearly fifty years he was interested in every good work of every name, and gave to each and all most liberally of his money and time. This Memoir, by his wife, is published under the auspices of the American Tract Society of Boston.
Young CHRISTIAN MERCHANT.—The American Tract Society, of Boston, publish, also, an interesting Memoir of Mr. GEORGE W. BLAKE, who was a young American merchant, resident in Buenos Ayres, S. A. As illustrating how a religious life may be maintained in a foreign land, and in the absence of nearly all those influences which are usually deemed so necessary, this book is specially valuable.
GENIUS OF Burns.I-Mr. William Gowans, to whom the public is indebted for several admirable reprints of choice English works, has given us an American edition of the late Professor Wilson's “Genius and Character of Robert Burns.” To all admirers of the Ayrshire bard, this volume of genial and appreciative criticism, by a man of the highest literary culture, will be a source of great interest and real enjoyment.
* A Memoir of Daniel Safford. By his Wife. American Tract Society. Boston. 1861. 16mo. Pp. 384.
+ The Young Christian Merchant. A Memoir of George W. Blake, late of Buenos Ayres, S. A. Compiled chiefly from his journal and letters, by his Sister. American Tract Society. Boston. 1861. 16mo. pp, 296.
| The Life and Character of Robert Burns. An Essay and Criticism on his Life and Writings, with quotations from the best passages. By John Wilson, late Professor of Moral Philosophy in the University of Edinburgh. New York: William Gowans. 12mo. 1861. pp. 222.
LIFE OF JOHN ANGELL JAMES.*—At the last moment, and only in time to make the announcement of its publication, we have received this work which will be read everywhere in the United States with eager interest. Scarcely another English preacher or religious writer is better known or has been more extensively read by the masses in this country. The Memoir makes, in the Messrs. Carter's very handsome edition, a large volume of six hundred and thirty-three pages, royal octavo.
It includes a very extended autobiography, with full editorial comments, by Rev. R. W. Dale, his colleague and successor, together with a supplementary chapter by T. S. James, Esq., bis
A copious selection has also been made from his letters, of which
many of the most interesting were addressed to our country. men, Rev. Drs. Sprague and Patton. A spirited engraving of the subject of the Memoir faces the title page, which adds much
the value of the book.
GREEN'S HEBREW GRAMMAR. —This new Hebrew Grammar, by Professor WiLLAM HENRY GREEN, of the Theological Seminary at Princeton, mainly based upon the three leading grammars of Gesenius, Ewald, and Nordheimer, has come to hand only in time for us to mention its publication. We shall speak of its peculiar merits hereafter.
Wuron's First LESSONS IN GREEK.1-Mr. Whiton, Rector of the Hopkins Grammar School in New Haven, who has the reputation of being a very thorough instructor in the classics, has just published First Lessons in Greek, a “companion-book” to Hadley's Grammar. It is constructed on the plan of Crosby's Greek Lessons, and in the Grammar lessons, the Exercises, the Notes, and the Vocabulary, bears marks everywhere of scrupulously careful and accurate preparation.
* The Life and Letters of John Angell James : including an unfinished autobiography. Edited by R. W. DALE, M. A., his colleague and successor. Sem York. 1861. Royal 8vo. Pp. 633.
† A Grammar of the Hebrew Language. By William HENRY Green, Professor in the Theological Seminary at Princeton, N. J. New York: John Wiley. 1861. 8vo. pp. 322.
# First Lessons in Greek : the Beginner's Companion book to Hadley's Gram. mar. By James Morris Wuton, Rector of the Hopkins Grammar School in New Haven, Ct. New York: D. Appleton & Co. 1861. 18mo. Pp. 120,
Aller's CLASSICAL IIAND-BOOK.*_This little duodecimo, of one hundred and twenty-three pages, will be found to be truly a labor-saving book for all teachers and scholars. It needs but to be seen to commend itself to every instructor in the classics. All that is most important for the student in geography, chronology, mythology, and antiquities, is here condensed and brought together, so as to form a book of reference more easy to be consulted than any other with which we are acquainted.
MANSFIELD'S POLITICAL MANUAL.-We wish that in all the States of the Union it was required of every candidate for the elective franchise, that he should pass a satisfactory examination in this admirable text-book. If the present generation of voters had been systematically taught in their school days correct views respecting the nature of our government and constitution, instead of being left to pick up their ideas from partisan newspapers and political harangues, we should never have heard of the constitutional right of a state to secede, or any of the rubbish which has been talked of late so freely and so absurdly by traitors. One thing we can do. We can lock the stable door, for our horse is not yet stolen. So let all, whom it may concern, see to it that our schools and academies everywhere are provided with some proper text-book on the theory and practice of our government. know of none better than the one before us, which seems admirably adapted to the work we would have it do.
* A Hand-book of Classical Geography, Chronology, Mythology, and Antiquities. Prepared for the use of Schools, by T. P. Allen and W. F. ALLEN. Boston: Swan, Brewer & Tileston, 1861. 12mo. pp. 123.
† The Political Manual : Being a complete view of the theory and practice of the General and State Governments of the United States. Adapted to the use of Colleges, Academies, and Schools. By Edward E. Mansfield, late Professor of Constitutional Law. New York: A. S. Barnes & Burr. 1861. 16mo. pp. 347.
Wood's Class-Book OF BOTANY.*_The attractive appearance of this volume reminds us that especial commendation is due to the publishers, Messrs. A. S. Barnes & Burr, for the good style in which all their school books are published. In this work of Mr. Wood's we have the Flora of the United States and Canada, with some inconsiderable exceptions. In the arrangement of the Natural Orders he has adopted that of De Candolle. The chapters that are devoted to Structural and Physiological Botany are so amply, not to say profusely, illustrated with engravings, that as a text-book it must prove invaluable both to teachers and scholars.
PUJOL AND VAN NORMAN'S COMPLETE FRENCH Class Book.tThis is the most comprehensive text-book for students of the French language that we have ever examined. Its extensive selections from the writings of most of the celebrated poets and prose writers of France—from Bossuet to Victor Hugo and Balzac-make a very valuable feature in the work.
Zachos's ANALYTIC ELOCUTION.t-This is an admirable class text-book, and is at the same time one of the best manuals for selfinstruction with which we are acquainted.
NEW EDITIONS OF STANDARD WORKS.
COOPER'S NOVELS.--Mr. James G. Gregory, of the late firm of W. A. Townsend & Co., is acquiring the reputation of publishing some of the most beautiful volumes which now come from the American press. His illustrated edition of Cooper's Novels is now complete in thirty-two volumes; and, in everything that pertains to the art of typography, is all that the admirers of these productions of our greatest American novelist can ask. The edition is in every way worthy of his genius and fame. [For sale in New Haven by T. II. Pease. Price $1.50.]
* Class-Book of Botany: Being outlines of the Structure, Physiology and Classification of Plants; with a Flora of the United States and Canada. By Alphonso Wood, A. M., Principal of Female Academy, Brooklyn, New York: A. S. Barnes & Burr. 1861. 8vo. Pp. 832.
+ The Complete French Class-Book, embracing Grammar, Conversation, Literature, with commercial correspondence and an adequate dictionary. By Louis Pujol, A. M., and Rev. D. C. Van Norman, LL. D. New York: A. S. Barnes & Burr. 1861. pp. 540.
† Analytic Elocution : An analysis of the power of the voice, for the purpose of expression in speaking. Illustrated by copious examples, and marked by a system of rotation. Designed for the use of Schools, Colleges, and private students. By J. C. Zachos, A. M. A. S. Barnes & Burr. 1861. 16mo. Pp. 320.
GREAT EXPECTATIONS.—Mr. Gregory has also published, in two beautiful volumes, uniform with the others of the series which he lately commenced, this new novel of Charles DICKENS. It is the only library edition which we have yet seen, and the additional price beyond that of the double column pamphlet editions will be cheerfully paid by all who appreciate the luxury of reading from a fair page and from clear type. Each volume is illustrated by an engraving from Darley. (For sale in New Haven by T. H. Pease. Price $1.50.]
The Star SPANGLED BANNER.—The public are also indebted to Mr. Gregory for a superbly illustrated edition of this noble patriotic lyric of FRANCIS S. KEY. It is illustrated from drawings by F. 0. C. Darley, and is adapted to music by Francis H. Brown, from A. W. Berg's arrangement. [For sale in New Haven by T. H. Pease. Price 25 cents.]
THE AMERICAN Flag.— The same publisher has also issued an edition, scarcely less attractive, of that other well known lyric, by JOSEPH RODMAN DRAKE.
“When Freedom from her mountain hight,
Unfurled her standard to the air,
And set the stars of glory there."
Irving's WORKS.—The “National edition" of WASHINGTON Irving's Works, which Mr. Geo. P. Putnam is publishing, will be completed in a few weeks. Only two more volumes are to make their appearance. In the approaching holydays, few more attractive or valuable presents can be found than this superb edition of the writings of the most genial and popular of our Ameri