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they know how to make good use of their bayonets. He also says in his preface,
"There is an instance on record of a French grenadier, who, in the battle of Polotsk, defended himself, with his bayonet, against the simultaneous attack of eleven Russian grenadiers, eight of whom he killed. In the battle of Sanguessa, two soldiers of Abbé's division defended themselves, with their bayonets, against twenty-five Spanish cavalry, and after having inflicted several severe wounds, rejoined their regiment without a scratch."
We commend this theatise of the Major-General of the army of the Potomac to the attention of all whom it may concern. The book is illustrated with twenty-four plates.
WITS AND BEAUX OF SOCIETY.*-This very entertaining and instructive volume contains sketches of the lives of George Villiers; Count De Grammont; Beau Fielding; William Congreve; Beau Nash; Philip, Duke of Wharton; Lord Harvey; Earl of Chesterfield; Abbé Scarron; La Rochefoucault; Horace Walpole; George Selwyn; Sheridan; Beau Brummell; Theodore Edward Hook; Sydney Smith; and George Bubb Dodington.
MISSION SCHOOLS IN INDIA -Rev. R. G. WILDER, for fifteen years a missionary of the American Board, is known as an earnest advocate of the system of mission-schools, which was commenced in India by the first missionaries. The reason for his convictions on this subject, and his opposition to the views of the "Deputation" who advised the suppression of the schools, he has here given in full, in connection with a valuable history of the gratifying results which have attended them.
THE REBELLION RECORD.-We have heretofore commended to our readers Mr. Frank Moore's valuable record of the facts which are now passing into history, from day to day, and the
The Wits and Beaux of Society. By GRACE and PHILIP WHARTON. 1861. New York: Harper & Brothers. 12mo. pp. 481.
+ Mission Schools in India of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. By Rev. R. G. WILDER. New York: A. D. F. Randolph. 1861. 12mo. pp. 432.
The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, 1860-61. FRANK MOORE. New York: G. P. Putnam. [Part V, Monthly Edition, illustrated.]
still more valuable compilation of contemporaneous documents. The fifth monthly publication of the series, (large octavo in double column pages,) is before us, completing 100 pages of the digested "Diary of Events," 360 of the "Documents," and 168 of the "Poetry and Incidents." We find little to complain of in the progress of the work, unless that the progress of events is too rapid to be overtaken by the editor; and the flood of documents is too voluminous for the repository which he is providing. The latest date in the Diary is "June 15,"-a date which, in the excitement of these times, seems long ago.
We ought to say that the "illustrations " alone which accompany these monthly numbers are worth the price of the publication. [For sale in New Haven by Messrs. Judd & Clark.]
RUSSELL'S LETTERS TO THE LONDON TIMES FROM THE SOUTHERN STATES. Mr. James G. Gregory, of New York, has published in a handsome pamphlet, these famous letters of the "special correspondent" of The Times. [Price 25 cents. For sale in New Haven by T. H. Pease.]
THE SOLDIER'S FRIEND.-This is a little volume, prepared for the use of our soldiers, by Rev. JOHN W. DULLES, of Philadelphia. It contains a selection from the Psalms, a homily, and a hymn, for each day of the month, and is so small that it can almost be carried in the vest-pocket. It is one of the best of the religious manuals for soldiers that we have seen. Mr. Randolph, of New York, is the publisher.
REV. DAVID TRUMBULL.-We have received several Spanish pamphlets written by Rev. David Trumbull, of Valparaiso, South America, which are intended for circulation in Chili, and the adjacent countries.
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.
VOLUMES I TO XIX,
(1843 TO 1861,)
AN INDEX OF AUTHORS, A TOPICAL INDEX, AN INDEX OF BOOKS NOTICED AND REVIEWED, AND A LIST OF ENGRAVINGS.
WILLIAM L. KINGSLEY, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR, No. 63 GROVE ST.
THOMAS J. STAFFORD, PRINTER.