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condition can be improved except by becoming in the United States; 13 members of the Cabinet; 12 each Professor meeting all once a day-instead of fact what they are in theory-free from sectarian Foreign Ministers ; 32 Chief Justices of particular dividing the pupils into separate classes. This is
control.” The report also gives some account of States; 30 Judges of particular States; 29 Govern- also the plan of the Aberdeen school of the Free the condition of the college financially. The prop-ors of States; 82 Presidents of Colleges; 7 Vice Church of Scotland. erty is worth about $1,000,000, and the annual Presidents of Colleges ; 74 Professors in Colleges; The annual tax for the support of PUBLIC SCHOOLS expenses of the institution have exceeded the re- and 5 Bishops of the Protestant Episcopal Church-In Ohio is $2,843,598. This state has 11,661 schools, ceipts from the legitimate sources of income about Clagget, Hobart, Meade, Johns, and M'llvaine.with 12,886 teachers, and 484,158 scholars. It has $13,000 annually.
Of the clerical graduates 305 are still living, of also 206 Academies, with 474 teachers, and 15,052 GENESEE COLLEGE, at Lima, N. Y., has, at whom 265 belong to the Old School, and 25 to the pupils. Besides these, there are 26 Colleges, with present, 49 students. New School Presbyterian Church.
180 teachers, and 3,621 students. This is a proporRev. William L. Curtis, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, A State NORMAL School is about to be established tion of 1 to every 550 of the population, in college ; has been appointed Professor of Moral Philosophy in New Jersey, the Legislature having appropriated 1 to every 180 in an academy; and 1 to every 4 in and College Pastor of HAMILTON COLLEGE, to supply $10,000 per annum for five years. The number of
school. the vacancy occasioned by the decease of the Rev. pupils is not to exceed 240; or, in the proportion of
In MARIETTA COLLEGE, Marietta, O., there are John Humphrey.
three for each member of the Senate and Assem-sixty-two under-graduates. UNION COLLEGE, at Schenectady, N. Y., has 227 bly, from each county. A Model Public School
A bill has passed the Legislature of Michigan, students.
will also be constructed, in which the pupils of the requiring the Board of Regents of the MICHIGAN Rev. Edwin Hall , D. D., of Norwalk, Conn., has Normal School will have opportunity to practice the UNIVERSITY to establish a chair of Homeopathy in
that institution. accepted the call to the Professorship of Theology art of teaching. in AUBURN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY. Confident hopes The number of pupils in the PHILADELPHIA NOR
Thirty thousand dollars has been raised in the are also indulged that Rev. Dr. J. B. Condit will mal School for females is 210. The Principal of
Universalist denomination towards the establishtake the Rhetorical Chair, to which he has been this school is Mr. A. T. W. Wright.
ment of a new college at Salisbury, Illinois. invited.
APPLETON UNIVERSITY has been located by the The recent disastrous fire at Princeton COLLEGE, tendent of the Pennsylvania Common Schools, re-nah river, on the northern limit of the inhabited
The annual report of Mr. C. A. Black, Superin- Methodist denomination at Appleton, on the Neewhich destroyed that ancient and venerable build- marks particularly upon the scarcity of well quali- district, but not far from Wisconsin’s geographical ing, “ Nassau Hall,” or the “Old North,” has been fied teachers, and recommends the increase of center. The Appletons and Lawrences, of Boston, the occasion of sincere regrets to all those who have salaries. The date of the last official recapitula- have lavished endowments upon it. looked upon the old walls, so sacred in their asso- tion was June 1st, 1853, the whole number of ciations. The Newark Advertiser says:
The Rev. L. L. Hamline, late Bishop of the Methscholars at that date being 474,555, and the cost of odist Episcopal church, has given $25,000 towards "Human enterprise will replace the sacred old pile with a teaching each scholar per month being 43 cents.
a college at Red Wing, Minnesota, to be called the more modern, more spacious, and, perbaps, more beantiful The thirty-sixth annual report of the Comptrol- HAULINE UNIVERSITY. structure; but what energy, what money can restore those lers of the Publio Schools OF PHILADELPHIA has just
CALIFORNIA has the most munificent school fund hard old timbers, carved all over with names now illustrious been issued. There are now in that city 288 pub- of any State in the world. Gov. Bigler, in a late in our country's history, and walls covered with charcoal lic schools, 876 teachers, and 52,078 pupils. The message, states that the unsold lands, if disposed of sketches-the first efforts of their graphic skill. These were whole expenditure for the last eighteen months has at one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre, will the results of mischief thon, but now, the records of their been $685,079. The average annual cost of teach-yield to the school fund the sum of $8,726,555, youthful impulse, round which the best affections of riper years cluster as round the sacred relics of the family altar. ing each pupil amounts to $8 79.
which will furnish $643,000 to be applied annually The Old North College was the original structure, built in
The whole number of students in the UNIVERSITY for educational purposes. Mr. Paul K. Hubbs, Su1756-nearly a century ago and formed the nucleus round of PENNSYLVANIA is 814, four hundred and twenty-perintendent of Public Instruction, reports the which gathered the numerous other buildings which have six of whom are in the Medical Department. The number of children in the State, as per district resprung up with the continued growth of the institution. It Collegiate Department has 94 pupils.
turns, to be 18,649, 8,282 of whom are in San Fran. was 176 feet long by 50 wide, and four stories bigh, sur- From the seventh annual report of the GIRARD cisco. The whole amount of the school fund appormounted by a belfry, and containing students' rooms, and the COLLEGE FOR Orphans, it appears that there are tioned on the 1st of January, 1855, among the vaold chapel, which had recently been converted into a picture 304 pupils who are receiving the benefits of that rious counties, was $38,087 62. gallery-the contents of which, we are glad to learn, were institution. Of these, 285 were born in the city of saved through the energy of the faculty. Previous to the
The New York Times has had several communiPhiladelphia. battle of Princeton it was occupied by the British troops as
cations presenting interesting facts from the last their barracks, and the basement they used as stables. It
Rev. Drury Lacy, D. D., of Raleigh, N. C., has U. S. census, from which we gather some statistics was afterwards regained by the American soldiery, and been elected President of Davidson COLLEGE, N. C. as to the foundation of colleges in our country. during the struggle a cannon-ball from the American ranks Major J. A. Leland, son of Dr. Leland of the Theo- The number founded previous to 1700, was three; passed tbrough the walls and destroyed a portrait of King logical Seminary at Columbia, has been chosen Pro- from that period to 1750, one ; between 1750 and George II, which adorned the chapel; but the frame, fessor in the same Institution.
1800, twenty-four; between 1800 and 1820, twentywhich was uninjured, was subsequently filled with a full length portrait of Washington, painted by the elder Peale.
There aro at present 195 students in the SOUTH five; between 1820 and 1840, one hundred; hetween It is stated that Washington, after the battle, made the trus
CAROLINA COLLEGE, The necessary expenses of 1840 and 1855, eighty-six. Of these, two hundred tees a present of fifty guineas to repair the damage sustained each student annount to about $250 per annum. and thirty-nine institutions, 40 of the colleges, and by the fire of his troops, and this sum they expended in
The GREENVILLE BAPTIST FEMALE COLLEGE is to 17 of the theological seminaries, are under the influprocuring his portrait, which, among the other relics of the be organized about the commencement of the next ence of the Presbyterian denomination ; 26 under chapel, was saved. year.
the care of the Baptists; 17 Congregational; 36 RoThis building was almost destroyed in a similar manner The annual report of the Superintendent of com- man Catholic; 16 Methodist; and 25 unsectarian. on the 5th of March, 1802. The substantial walls, bowever, mon schools in Missouri shows that within sixty- The compiler of these facts thinks that a more truly resisted the flames, as they have done in this instance. The five counties there are about 200,000 children American college is needed, with five classes instead present fire appears to have resulted from the carelessness of one of the students; but the regular exercises of the institu- between five and twenty years of age; of this of four, and that it should teach the whole sciention will not be interrupted."
number 67,000 were taught within the past year, at tific structure and functions of the developed phys
an aggregate cost of $240,000; the average number ical creation, the philosophy of language and hisThe building was insured for about $12,000, and attending school the whole time being only 20,000. tory, the structure and functions of American govthe loss will be about that amount additional. The In St. Louis county, the whole number taught the ernment, the science of society, and the metaplıysics triennial catalogue of this institution has just been past year was 8,500, but the average attendance du- of the New Testament. published by Prof. G. M. Giger, who is particularly ring the whole term was only 865. The report desirous of obtaining further information respect- draws a sad picture of the “district school-houses," In the celebrated bronze foundry at Munich, ing the Alumni of the college. The whole number describing them as “ten by twelve log-cabins, with is now to be seen a noble statue of Beethoven, of graduates has been 8,890; of whom 2,028 are one oblong window; low, dismal, dreary things, designed by Crawford, and intended for the city still living; whole number of clergymen graduated, the very appearance of which is sufficient to pro- of Boston. Germans who have seen this new 638. The first class, that of 1748, contained six duce fever and agtie.” members, of whom five becamo clergymen; the In the Theological Department of CENTRE COL- work of art, are delighted with the manner in sixth was a signer of the Declaration of Independ- LEGE, Danville, Ky., some novelties in the mode of which their favorite composer is represented by ence. Among the graduates have been the fol- teaching have been adopted. With the exception the masterly hand of our distinguished countrylowing: one President and two Vice Presidents of of Hebrew, all the students are taught in one class-- nian,
amusing statements which occur in the Encyclopæ- A. Goodrich. Hartford, 1829.” The stories are Notes and Queries.
dia of Geography, a ponderous 8vo. of 1600 pages, given in chronological order, commencing with
edited by Hugh Murray, F. R. S. E., assisted by Hooker's journey through the wilderness and arriChristian Examiner.
Professors Wallace and Jameson, of the University val at Hartford, and ending with the burning of Mr. Editor: In the notice of this periodical pub- of Edinburgh, and Professor Hooker, of the Uni- New London, by Arnold, in 1781. The second lished in the last volume of your journal, (p. 577,)versity of Glasgow, and Mr. Swainson, F. R. 8. and edition was published in 1833, with a much longer no mention was made of the first two series of the F. L. S., and published in Edinburgh:
and more attractive title. work. It was begun in May, 1813, under the title “ The United States territory is separated from For some reason this little book is exceedingly of The Christian Disciple, and eleven volumes were Canada by the St. Lawrence River.” (p. 1827.) scarce. About five or six years ago the British Mupublished bearing that name.
“New England, now the most flourishing of the seum advertised for a copy, (by their agent in this The first series consisted of 6 vols., issued monthly States," &c. (p. 1337.)
country,) and, as I was informed, without success. between May, 1813, and December, 1818, inclusive. "The President continues in office four years, The author is a brother of S. G. Goodrich, (Peter The first volume, containing eight numbers, closed and may be re-elected. But this has not taken place Parley,) and, at about the same period, wrote “Stowith 1813, and the subsequent volumes began and with any except Washington.” (p. 1338.)
ries about Captain John Smith," "about Frankended with the year. Each number contained 32 “The general aspect of the Eastern States is that lin,” “about Lafayette," "about Putnam," and pages. This series was edited by the Rev. Noah of an unbounded forest." (p. 1340.)
others, all illustrated with cuts.
B. Worcester, D. D.
“The rivers running across the Eastern States Hartford, March 14th, 1855. The second series, which bore the title of The have been united at different points, and it is exChristian Disciple and Theological Review, consisted pected that a continued interior line from North to of five annual volumes, (vol. 1–5 new series,) not | South will be ultimately formed.” (The writer is numbered continuously with the first series. The speaking of canals. p. 1342.)
Auction Sales. numbers contained 80 pages each, and were issued “Dr. Franklin, once on a journey, judged it wise once in two months during the years 1819–1823, to bear upon his person a label, expressing his
The IngrailAM SALE was attended by a great inclusive.
name, his business, whence he came, and whither At the beginning of 1824 the title of the work he was going.” (p. 1343.)
number of literary men, from all parts of the was changed to The Christian Examiner and Theo- "There are twenty-five colleges and seventy-four country, probably the largest collection of oldlogical Review, but its form and character remained academies under the patronage of the general legis book buyers which has been gathered on a like unaltered. At this time a new series was com- lature, and a national university has been planned.” occasion since the celebrated sale of Dr. Jarvis’ menced, not numbered consecutively with the pre-|(p. 1344.)
library. Dr. Cogswell, of New York; Dr. Grisceding. With the number for March, 1829, the “Boston, the capital of Massachusetts, of the wold, the author; Burnham, of Boston; J. Rustitle was again changed to The Christian E.caminer State of New England, and, until lately, of the sell Bartlett, of Providence; E. B. Corwin, of and General Review. In January, 1844, the whole Union, is built on a peninsula.” “ East Bos- New York, and other eminent Bibliographers, “Monthly Miscellany” was united with it, and it ton, where all the business is carried on, consists of a attended the sale in person, and a great many then took its present name, The Christian Examiner number of narrow streets and alleys,” &c. (P. others were represented by Mr. Norton, Mr. and Religious Miscellany.
The Sales-room was thronged for a week pre-
New England," and in this state "nothing is more vious to the day of sale, by those who were A correspondent in Germany informs us that a
common than to see a grandmother at forty, and seeking after the curious and scarce, and the discourso, commemorative of Daniel Webster, was the mother and daughter are often suckling children bidding was unusually exciting. delivered before a large German audience in Berlin, at the same time!!!" (p. 1347.)
The catalogue, which was made out in a very on the 12th of March, 1853, by Dr. F. A. Marcker,
I could send you many other statements from the loose and unsatisfactory manner, embraced 6,700 a Professor in the University of that city.
same work, equally wide of accuracy, but the above articles, and there were probably some 7,000 Hon. D. D. Barnard, late Minister of the United samples may suffice. “Ec pede Herculem.” States in Prussia, also delivered a eulogy upon Mr.
separate works, including at least, 25,000 volYours,
H. K. O. Webster, at Paris, on the 16th November, 1852,
In standard English literature, works of Lawrence, March 10, 1855. before an assembly of American citizens.
the Drama and Facetiæ, scarce volumes of The two following discourses must therefore be
American History and Biography, and in the added to the list published by us on the 15th Jan
department of Bibliography, Belles Lettres, and
Mr. EDITOR: A recent number of your Gazette conuary :
Lexicography, the library of Mr. Ingraham was tained a notice of the death, at Kennebunk, Maine, No. Author. Where Deliv'd. Date. Pages.
of Madam Sally S. Wood, i the first authoress in especially rich and valuable. What rendered 53. Hon. D. D. Barnard, Paris, France, Nov. 16, '52.
this collection peculiarly interesting and impor54. Dr. F. A. Marcker, Berlin, Prussia, March 12, "63, 48. Maine.” Cannot some reader of the Gazette impart
more minute information respecting this lady's life tant, is the fact that an immense number of and literary labors ?
these volumes were accompanied by autographs Major Andre as a Writer. Mass., April 3, 1855.
of distinguished individuals and by cuttings Mr. EDITOR: A gentleman of this city bought at
from newspapers, letters, and other curious an auction, last week, a volume of old newspapers,
memoranda. The value of the various works which proved to be a great rarity as well as a great What is the meaning of this word? It was used could only be ascertained, however, by personal curiosity. It was ngton's New York Gazette for a century ago in connection with the currency examination, on account of the defectiveness of the year 1780, while the British had possession of "Ho gave £50 proc." that city. Among the many curious things con
the catalogue, which left out many important tained in this volume are several communications Mr. Editor: In the Gazette for January 15, the items, and it is probable that, notwithstanding from the pen of the unfortunate Major Andre. In article on A. de Gerando, from the Christian Ecam- the high prices which were brought, the library this paper appeared originally his celebrated poem, iner, is said to be by M. Lowell Putnam, Esq.; in would have sold for still higher prices if the “The Cow Chase,” in which he lampooned the the last number, p. 125, it is said to be by Mr. Lo- books had been properly classified and cataAmerican officers in general and Gen. Wayne in well Putnam. Were not these articles written by logued. particular, closing his Poem with these oft quoted Mrs. Putnam, who has written so ably on Hungalines:
rian history, in opposition to the late Editor of the The first work which excited spirited bidding And now I've closed my epic strain,
North American Review ?
D. Y. C.
was No. 11, Metcalf's Indian Narratives, which sold I tremble as I shew it,
for $5 25. Lest this same warrior-drover, Wayne,
REPLIES TO QUERIES.
No. 61. One vol., lettered "curious pamphlets," Should ever catch the Poet. [Boston Transcript.]
contained 23 pamphlets, printed in Philadelphia The title of the first edition of this little book is from 1754 to 1765, and included a series of fourteen Ignorance of Learned Scholars.
as follows: “Stories from the History of Connecti-tracts relating to the "Paxton Boys” insurrection. A correspondent of the Transcript-H. K. 0., of cut, designed for the instruction and amusement of This sold for $13, and went to Hartford. Lawrence, Massachusetts--refers to the following 'young persong. With engravings. By Rev. Charles No. 69. Drayton's South Carolina, 2 vols.
No. 87. Ray's Stamp Act, N. Y., 1776, sold for work bears date at Wormsloe, 1851. Bought by No. 3719. Pamphlets on American Colonial 88. Went to Providence. Mr. Norton.
Affairs. $14 50. No. 127. Gov. Pownall's Administration of the No. 1487. Pennsylvania Chronicle, from Jan. The most remarkable and unique production Colonies, Svo., was Dr. Franklin's copy, with the 1767 to Jan. 1768. $10.
in the collection was entitled "A Historical author's autograph, and brought $19. This was No. 1508. Pamphlet-personal and pugnacious, Sketch of the Continental Bills of Credit, from bought by Mr. Norton for a gentleman of Georgia. being a reply of Gen. Cadwallader to Wm. B. Reed. the year 1775 to 1781, with Specimens Thereof. No. 108. Bland Papers and Breckenridge losur- $10. Bought by Mr. Griswold.
By Samuel Breck, Esq. Written for the American rection--autograph letters. $10.
No. 1653. Coxe's History of the Carolinas, with Philosophical Society.” This elaborate and very No. 234. Romans' History of Florida; New York, Southey's autograph. $5. London, 1727. Bonght interesting essay, was transcribed in a careful hand1775. $9 50. by C. B. Norton.
writing, by Mr. Ingraham, from the author's MS., No. 267. Bouquet's Expedition Against the
No. 1478. Congressional Globe, from 1847 to and he added to it numerous notes, newspaper cut. Ohio Indians, Philadelphia, 1764, with an auto- 1853. 12 vols. large 4to. $24.
tings, and other illustrations, with a vast number graph letter. $83.
No. 1702. Clarkson's Life of Wm. Penn. Au- of specimens of old continental money, neatly No. 282. Sparks' Franklin, large paper copy, 10tograph of Penn inserted with portraits. London mounted-being an accumulation of more than vols., with package of cuttings, autograph letters, 1818. $6.
twenty years by Mr Ingraham; and the whole is &c. $61 20. Boston 1840.
No. 2109. Dibdin's Tour in France and Ger- superbly bound in yellow morocco, with gilt edges. Franklin's Pocket Almanac. The original edi-many. 4 vols., roy. 8vo. $28. London, 1821. The frontispiece is a fine copy of Welch's engravtions ; from 1742 to 1758, and 1764, '5, and '6, small
No. 2110. Dibdin's Antiquarian Tour in Eng- ing, after Pine, of the portrait of Robert Morris. 4to., 852. Each leaf was inserted in writing paper, land and Scotland, 2 vols., roy. Svo. $11. London, This sold for $105. and it was embellished with fine portraits. An 1836. exceedingly scarce collection, bought by a gentleman No. 2111. Dibdin's Bibliographical Decameron, Bangs, Brother & Co. have sent us a catalogue of of New York. 3 vols., roy. 8vo. $30. London, 1817.
4,500 volumes of miscellaneous books, chiefly EuNo. 235. Call to Unfaithful Professors. By John No. 2112 Dibdin's Bibliomania, roy.
8vo. ropean editions, to be sold at auction, on Tuesday
evening, April 25th, and the four following evenEstaugh. 16ino.; a beautiful little volume printed $8 25. London, 1842.
ing-;, comprising works on Theology, Iistory, a by Franklin, brought $8 50.
No. 2118. llogarth's Works, folio. Sold at the considerable number of Political works, and numer
ous curious and rare books. Mr. C. B. Norton will No. 286. Whitefield's Journal. Printed by Frank- low price of $28.
execute any orders which may be sent to him. lin. $11 50.
No. 2125. McKenney's Indian Tribes, 3 vols.,
AMERICAN 1775 to 1784, 17 vols., containing valuable Revolu- | 1611, superbly bound, with the autograph of Rit- Dr. George Oegood, of Danvers Plains, is pretionary details. Sold for $119. son, brought but $6 50.
paring to publish a history of that portion of No. 277. Journals of Congress, containing pro
No. 2265. One volume of this lot contained a Danvers. ceedings from 1774 to 1788, with autograph letter series of pamphlets relating to the “Paxton Boys," Hildreth is about to continue his history of of John Hancock, and portraits. 13 vols. Went (in continuation of those in lot 61,) and several on the United States down to the end of Fillmore's to Providence. $32 50. the Cherokee war of 1760. 5 volumes, $20.
Administration. No. 359. Cheetham's Life of Tom Paine, with No. 2278. Hamilton's Life, with autograph let
The Boston Transcript states that Mr. Geo. H. autograph letters and portraits. $5 50.
ter, 2 vols., 8vo. $12. New York, 1834. No. 374. John Randolph's Letters, Autographs, No. 2354. Mayster Alexis' Sonnets, black letter. Boker, the author of several very successful Portraits, &c. 8vo. $41. Bought by Mr. Norton London, 1559. 85 75.
plays, written for the American stage, has been, for a Southern gentleman.
No. 2472. Richardson's English Dictionary, 2 for some time past, suffering from a painful No. 414. Wm. Penn's Great Love of Liberty of vols. $13. Philadelphia, 1946.
affliction of the eyes, which bas completely preConscience. London 1670. $42 50. A presenta- No. 2708. Walton and Cotton's Angler, large vented him from engaging in any thing like systion copy from Penn, with his Autograph, with paper copy, 2 vols. 4to. London, 1836. $20. tematic literary labor. other pamphlets.
No. 2780. Catalogue of the private library of
Dr. Ives, formerly Bishop in the Protestant No. 509. Franklin's Pennsylvania Gazette. 1 Miss of Eshton Hall, England, 1 vol., vol., 1789 to 1742. $30. Bought by Burnham, of brought $17. A beautifully printed volume, of Episcopal Church, is not in a state of poverty, as Boston.
but is now which only 100 copies were printed by the accom
represented in the daily journ No. 891. Sixteen old American Almanacs, by plished collector.
Professor of Rhetoric in the Roman Catholic Birkett, Poor Will, Tobler, and Weatherwise, 1770 No. 2958. A description of Strawberry Hill, Seminary at Fordham, and Lecturer in the neighto 1779. 817 50.
1784. $8 50. Curious cuttings inserted, 4to. boring convents. No. 905. Folio Edition of Shakspeare. London, No. 2974. Jackson's Treatise on Wood Engrav- Mr. Jared M. Hurd, of the Divinity School at 1623. A reprint from the original edition. $15. ing, 8vo., with third preface. London, 1839. $8. Cambridge, bas been appointed Secretary of the
No. 1225. Meyrick's Ancient Armour. A splen- No. 2988. Singer's History of Playing Cards. Sunday School Society-the same office to which did work, illustrated, 3 vols., imp. 4to. London, | 4to, autograph letter. London, 1816. $8.
the Rev. F. T. Gray was elected. Mr. Hurd is a 1821. $46 50.
No. 3049. The Oxford Sausage, roy. 8vo. Lon
graduate of Brown University. No. 1226. Meyrick's Engraved Illustrations of don, 1814. $5 12. Ancient Armour, 2 vols. London, 1830. $26.
Mr. Mitchel, a younger brother of John
No. 8097. Sprigge's England's Recovery, 8vo.,
, late editor of the Citizen, has invented Boston. of Sir Thomas Fairfax, many portraits and auto
a machine for setting type, and with its aid has No. 1227. The Ireland Forgeries, 4to. $10. graphs of John Locke, brought only $3 75.
just finished the setting up of an octavo volume No. 1816. Scarce old pamphlets, 5 vols., 8vo. No. 8112. An Address to Protestants, with by Bancroft, the historian, to be published in a $17 50.
Wiliam Penn's Autograph. $17. Small 4to., few days by the Harpers. This new type-setter No. 1320. Memoirs of the Kit Cat Club, with printed in 1679; a presentation copy.
somewhat resembles a grand piano forte, and 48 portraits. $6 50.
No. 8465. Selections from Madison's Corre- has a key board corresponding to the letters of No. 1821. Old pamphlets, American, 10 vols. spondence, 4to. $7. 4to. large paper copy privately the alphabet and the punctuation marks. Mr. 8vo. $28 80. printed.
Trow, the well-known printer, says that it is No. 1394. Birch's Heads of Illustrious Men of No. 3585. De Brahm's Georgia, folio, pp. 55. Great Britain, folio. London, 1813. $13.
even better for newspaper than for book work. Wormsloe, 1849. Brought $75. No. 1419. Barclay's Apology for the Quakers, No. 3586. Observations on Georgia, 4to. pp. 14.
The price of the machine is $700. large paper copy, 4to. $4.
Wormsloe, 1847. $20. These two last were priNo. 1435. The Diary of Col. Winthrop Sargeant, vately printed—only 49 copies being printcd.
The Athenæum states that Mr. Henry Reeve, a folio volume of 58 pages, brought $80. Only 46 No. 3622. Scarce tracts. Three published by translator of De Toqueville's book on America, copies of this book were printed, by a wealthy Franklin, one by Bradford. 12mo. Philadelphia, has been appointed editor of the Edinburgh Southern gentleman for private circulation. The 745, &c. Sold to Mr, Burnham for $6.
A biography of the late Rev. T. Kitto, is in ing for public education, is now proposing to of Tacitus bears out the reading of the monupreparation under the editorship of J. E. Ryland, establish an institution of a superior order, ments. In the royal list of Manetho, too, the Esq., author of the “ Life of John Foster.” It is which will, in a measure, combine the objects of name is that of Ramsés, and not that of Sesostris. to be published by subscription, for the benefit a University with those of technical schools. In his twelfth dynasty there is the name Sesostaof Dr. Kitto's family, and will embrace extracts The establishment will probably include six sen, also a conqueror, but he cannot be the true from his journals and correspondence.
departments :—first, an architectural school; Sesostris. In a communication to the French Since the commencement of the year 1855 the second, a school of engineers for roads and Academy of Inscriptions and Belles-Lettres of weekly sale of the Illustrated London News has bridges; third, a chemical school; fourth, a Oct. 20, the Viscount of Rougé proposes a settlebeen upwards of One Hundred and Thirty Thou- school for mechanics; fifth, a school of forestiers, ment of the difficulty on the ground of decipherBand copies.
and sixth, a philosophical faculty, with profesings from the papyri of the British Museum, The author of the “Plurality of Worlds,” it is sors of philology and literature, law, mathemat- from which it appears that Ses or Seson was a now said in English journals, is not Dr. Whewell, ics, history, &c., &c.
popular abbreviation of Ramsès: it sometimes but Mr. T. S. Smith, of Baliol College, Oxford.
Among the distinguished men whom it is in-appears, too, as Sesion, which would give the Louis Kossuth announces his having formed tended to invite to occupy chairs in this iustitu- form Sesoois of Diodorus.--L'Athenæum Franan intimate connection with the Atlas newspa- tion, the name of Prof. Agassiz, now of Cam- sais,
The French Academy of Moral and Political per, from the seventh day of April. A series of bridge, Mass., but formerly of Neufchatel, is
Sciences offered a prize of 10,000 francs for the articles from his pen will appear in that journal. mentioned in the European journals.
best “Manual of Moral and Political Economy, It is said that Mr. Murray has bought a work The London Critic contains an account of a for the use of the Laboring Classes.” Cousin, of Mr. Russell's on the Crimean Campaign, for great work in preparation by Count Tullio Dan
Dunoyer, Count Portalis, L. Faucher, Mignet, .£1,000.
dolo, of Milan, upon early Christian history, enti- and the Duke de Broglie, were the judges. The English Stamp Duty on newspapers and tled “Studies upon Rome and the Empire till the
Thirty-four essays were sent in, but the prize advertisements has been removed by a vote of Times of Marcus Aurelius." The work is to be
was not adjudged to any one, and it is continued Parliament, amidst general rejoicing, and papers in six volumes, which are said to be all pre: for the next year. One “ memoire" was esteemare now to be prepaid when mailed, but not be pared—the sixth of them has been published ed the best, but not sufficiently matured. The fore. It is doubted, however, by some, whether under the title, “Nascent Christianity,” in the author begins it by a narrative of scenes in a the English people have gained so great a boon " Bibliotheca Ecclesiastica” at Milan. The other village, with all the circumstances and incidents as they imagine, as the old newspapers will be five are to contain the general history of the Ro- of ordinary life, and from this starting point deno longer merchantable after the first issue ; but man Empire in this, its most splendid period, duces the rules and maxims of moral and politit will undoubtedly lead to the publication of its statistics, its manners and customs, and the ical economy. A prize of 3,000 francs is to be cheap papers for the people.
history of the Latin and Greek literature. decreed in 1855 for the best work on "PauperA Paris paper announces the fact of the dis- Count Dandolo is the author of several other ism in France, and its Remedy;" one for a hiscovery of an unpublished fragment of a lost tra- works—one on “Dante and Columbus, ” “ Italy tory of the "Arabic Philosophy in Spain;" one gedy of Euripides
, by M. Egger, of the Institute. in the Last Century,” “Northern Europe and for an essay on the “Relations of Ethics and PoM. Eugene Sue's romance,
" Le Diable Mede- America in the Last Century,” “Switzerland in litical Economy;" one for “ History of Marriage cin," appearing in the Siècle has been suspended the Middle Ages,” “Switzerland Picturesque,” Contracts;"—in 1857, one for “History of Interby superior order; the story is said to have etc. All of these works, with the one now in the
national Maritime Law." given offense in high quarters by its free de course of publication, are again only parts of a
The Cardinal Secretary of State is about to scription of “the luxury that is called pros- still more comprehensive scheme, a “History of
publish, in two large volumes, all the Pontifical perity.” The Presse, also, which is now publish- Thought in Modern Times,” for which the author acts of Pope Pius the Ninth, from the beginning ing Madame George Sands
' memoirs, has received is represented as admirably adapted, and in of his reign to the close of the year 1854. a warning not to publish that portion of her me- which he has received the encouragement of the
A large number of Greek and Latin MSS. have moir which relates to 1812, and the retreat from Pope. Some of the views cited from the “Nas- been found in the Ottoman Empire by a comMoscow.
cent Christianity” do certainly indicate a large pany of gentlemen, who have been deputed by The King of Prussia has just conferred the comprehension of history, and fine powers of the French Government to make literary reorder of the Red Eagle of the second class, to combination and exposition.
searches wherever opportunity was afforded by Dr. Ehrenberg, Professor in the University of The Literary Convention between England the passage of the armies. The precise number of Berlin, and Secretary of the Physico-mathemati- and Belgium has just been ratified. From this Oriental MSS. in all the libraries of Constantinocal section of the Academy of Sciences. He has date the authors of new works of Literature and ple has been ascertained, and the whereabouts also awarded the Gold Medal for Science and Art in either country, will be entitled to exer- of a valuable treatise on Ancient Egypt, by one Art to Dr. Herrig, whose collection of British cise the right of property in their works, in the Ald-al-Lathif, who lived in the middle ages, has and American Literature has already been territories of the other; and this protection will been discovered. noticed in these columns.
be extended to translations, with certain stipula- It is now believed that twenty volumes will We are informed that a paragraph is going tions. Dramatic Works and Musical Perform- hardly contain all the MSS. of the Emperor the rounds of the German newspapers praising ances are included, under the restrictions of cer- Bonaparte
, collected by Louis Napoleon. Many the great attention paid to educational matters tain laws. Printed works or articles will be letters, &c., written by the Emperor, are in a in America, and saying that there is in Europe seized and destroyed. Works, to be protected, text hardly legible—it is only with the greatest now a company of forty young men, whose ex- must be duly registered in either country, and difficulty that the exact words are made out. penses are paid by the United States Govern. the duty on Belgian Works imported is reduced ment, who are engaged in investigating the to 158. per cwt ; on Prints or Drawings, 1 fd. per pedagogical systems of different countries. The lb. Either of these classes imported in Belgium, story is, of course, wholly incorrect. It is prob. will pay duty at the rate of 10 francs per 100 The Book Trade. ably based on the fact that most of the students kilogrammes. from America in attendance upon lectures at Sesostris or Ramsès. It is well known that foreign universities, make it a point, before re. since the discoveries of Champollion there has list of announcements of new books, and new edi
The Daily Evening Traveler, of Boston, has a long turning home, to examine, with more or less been a great difficulty in respect to the name of tions of former publications, which are in press by care, the most famous schools which they have the Egyptian conqueror of Central Asia, whom publishers in that city, by which it appears that the the opportunity of visiting.
Herodotus and all the Greek historians call Se- Boston publishers are preparing for an active trade The Federal Government of Switzerland, soois or Sesostris, while the Egyptian monuments this year. We append notices of works which have which has heretofore in that capacity done noth- designate him as Ramsès Meiamoun. The text not already been announced in our columns :
Phillips, SAMPSON & Co. have in press “ A His-War,” by J. F. Smith, Esq., author of "Minnie
fessor, etc. Editio altera aucta, et emendata, et tory of Massachusetts,” by Rev. John S. Barry, the Grey."- -D. APPLETON & Co. have in press “ Ly
al ordinario approbata. 16mo. pp. 504. (Chrisfirst volume of which is to be published in June, ell's Geology,” new edition; “The Geology of
tian Ott, Milwaukie, Wis.] and will bring the history down to the union of the Common Life,” by Dr. J. F. W. Johnston ; " Os- First Annual Report of the Geological Survey of two colonies under a provincial government.- borne's Scutari and its Hospitals ;” “The Golden
New Jersey for the Year 1954. 8vo. pp. 100; 4 Gould & Lincoln will issue an original work, en- Reed,” by B. F. Barrett ; “Leaves from a Family
plates. [Fredonian Office, New Brunswick.] titled “My Mother; or, Recollections of Maternal Journal," by Emile Souvestre; “Memoirs of a *FLEETWOOD (Jonn, D. D.)— History of the Holy Influence. Also, a “Memoir of Old Humphrey," Stomach."---LINDSAY & BLAKISTON will shortly Bible, from the Creation of the World to the Inthe well-known author of " Homely Hints,” &c., publish “Whately's Scripture Revelations” con- carnation of our Lord Jesus Christ. R. 8vo. pp. &c.; “The Angler and his friend,” by John Davy; cerning a future state, and in respect to good and iv, 683. Map and Illustrations. (R. Carter & “ Biography of Samson,” illustrated and applied, evil spirits, 2 vols.; Arnold's “Sermons on the Bros., N. Y.]
2 00 by D. Bruce, of Scotland; “The Christian Life, Christian Life,” and “On the Interpretation of Forbes (the late Rev. JAMES H., Rector)-Sermons Social and Individual ;” “Velasquez and his Prophecy ;” “ Hare's Parish Sermons;" Cum- Preached in the Church of the Epiphany, PhilaWorks,” by William Sterling ; also, a new and ming's “ Family Prayers,” and “Lectures to delphia. [Printed for the Congregation, Phil.] elegant library edition of “Gibbon’s Decline and Young Men;" “ Rev. Dr. Winslow's Works,” 8 FULLERTON (Lady Georgiana)—The Life of St. Fall of the Roman Empire,” with Milman's, Gui- vols.
Francis, of Rome; of Blessed Lucy, of Varni ; zot's and Smith's notes, in 8 vols.--LITTLE,
of Dominica, of Paradiso; and of Anne de Brown & Co. have in preparation a new revised
Montmorency. With an Introductory Essay on edition of “Sparks' Life and Writings of George Washington," in 12 vols.; “Plutarch's Lives,”
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lier & Co., N. Y.] B. Peirce's “Treatise on Analytical Mechanics,”
Books published in the United States since in quarto; “ John Adams' Works," vols. 1 and 10;
APRIL 2, 1835.
GREEN & CONGDON-Analytical Class-Book of Bota" Norton's Translation of the Four Gospels;" and Reprints are marked thus *; and American Trans
ny. Designed for Academies and Private Stuthe “Correspondence of D. Webster,” edited by
dents. Part 1, Elements of Vegetable Structure Fletcher Webster, in 2 vols., besides a great num
lations thus t; New Editions are inclosed in a
and Physiology, by Frances H. Green. Part 2, ber of law publications.-J. MUNROE & Co. will
Systematic Botany; Illustrated by a Compendious pablish a volume of “Popular Tales," comprising
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60 their Eloquence, and an Estimate of their Gepins. by Rev. G. W. Burnap; “Memoirs and Sermons Black Diamonds; or, Humor, Satire and Senti- 8vo. pp. viii, 518. Portrait of Webster. [Chas. of Rev. C. M. Taggart;" also, a series of juveniles, ment Treated Scientifically. By Professor Julius Scribner, N. Y.]
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Reformed-the First Presbyterian-Church, Bos- Forty Sermons on what Christ is Made to BeRev. J. F. Astie, with Introduction by Rev. E. N.
ton)-The Philosophy of Sectarianism; or, A lievers, by Philip Henry; Funeral Sermons for Kirk. --TICKNOR & FIELDS announce two new
Classified View of the Christian Sects in the Uni- Mr. and Mrs. Ilenry, by the Rev. Matthew llenworks by Mrs. Mowatt, the one containing further
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Tendencies. Illustrated by Historical Facts and W. Long, John Reynolds, and Dr. Williams. ume of plays---- Armand and Fashion ;" De Quin
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God, a Dogma of the Catholic Church. 12mo. 18mo. pp. 131. [Higgins & Perkinpine, Phil.] MILLER, ORTON & MULLIGAN have in press “My pp. 322. [P. Donahoe, Bost.]
50 | *Howels (Rev. WILLIAM)--Remains : Being a ColBondage and My Freedom,” by Fred. Douglass, (Cary (ALICE)—Poems. 24mo. pp. 899. [Ticknor lection of Extracts from his Sermons, taken down illustrated; " Lives of Henry VIII. and his Six
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75 Bible House, N. Y.] Chas. SCRIBNER has in press "The Life of Alex- DENISON (Rev. H. M.)-A Review of Unitarian *JOHNSTON (JAMES F.)— The Chemistry of Common ander McLeod, D. D.,” by Rev. J. N. McLeod; Views. 12mo. pp. 155. [Morton & Griswold, Life. 2 vols. 12mo. pp. vii, 291, 381. Wood En" The English Woman in Russia ;”“Memoir of S. Louisville.]
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75 hill; “My Father's House, or The Heaven of The
venson & Owen, Nashville.]
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* LAMBRUSCHINI (Cardinal)-A Polemical Treatise on can story; also, a new book from the pen of John *ENCHIRIDION Symbolorum et Definitionum, quæ the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed VirBrougham, and a work by Mrs. Ann S. Stephens. de rebus Fidei et Morum a Conciliis Ecumenicis gin. To which is added a History of the Doc---GARRETT & Co. will publish, from advance et Summis Pontificibus Emanarunt. In Audi- trine, by Father Felix, S. J. The French portion sheets, “The Soldier of Fortune-a Tale of the torum Usum Edidit Henricus Denzinger, Pro- of the Work translated by Mrs. J. Sadlier; and