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FRANCE.-The Journal des Savans, which first appeared in 1665, and was continued without interruption to 1792, when it was stopped, has recently been revived under the patronage of the king, who has committed the direction of it to the chancellor and several learned members of the institute. We have been politely favoured with a few of the first numbers, from which we shall occasionally translate an article. The following new works are announced.,
History of Legislation, by count Pastorel, peer of France, member of the institute. Paris, 4 vols. 8vo. A new edition of La Harpe's Lyceum.
3 vols. 8vo. Complete works of Masillon. 2 vols. 8vo.
Minor Poetry, or a Didactic Essay (in verse) on the kinds of verse not mentioned by Boileau in his Art of Poetry; by M. P. I. B. Chaussard.
A new edition of Brumoy's Greek Theatre.
Memoirs of Dangeau, published by M. de Genlis; who has added a notice of Dangeau, a discourse on the manner of writing memoirs, notes, &c. 4 vols. 8vo.
A Summary of Military Events, or an Historical Essay on the Campaigns from 1799 to 1814; by M. le compte Mathieu Dumas, 4 vols. 8vo.
The Monuments of France, chronologically arranged, by M. Alex. de la Borde.
The Jews in the 19th century; or, considerations on their condition, civil and political, in Europe, followed by biographical notices of those Jews who have distinguished themselves in the sciences and the arts, in ancient and modern times; by M. Bail.
A Letter to M***** Counsellor of state to $. V. the king of Saxony, on a work entitled, " The Jews in the 19th Century.
The Reply and Commentary of M. Bail on the Observations of M. de Cologna, on a work entitled " The Jews," &c. ut supra.
A Classical Treatise on Literature; by C. L. Grandperret, professor of rbetoric. 2 vols. 12mo.
An Historical View of the State and Progress of Literalure since 1789, by Marie-Joseph Chenier. 1 vol. 8vo.
Zion, or the Wonders of the Holy Nount, a poem in three parts; by I. I. Boucharlat.
The Backbiter, a comedy in three acts, in verse, by Et. Gosse, represented at the French theatre, &c. pp. 92.
GERMANY.-The German literati seem to be chiefly employed on the classics. Among other works, we find the following: Platons Leben, &c. Essay on the Life and Writings of Plato, intended as an introduction to the Platonic Philosophy; by F. Ask, Leipsic, 1816.
Conjectancorum in Aristophunem, lib. ii. by C. Reisig.
Tacitus, &c. The works of Tacitus translated into German, by C. de Strombeck.
Collectanpa literaria, siue conjecturæ in Attium, Diomedem, Lucilium, Lydum, Nonnium, Ovidium, Plautum, &c. quibus accedit disputatio de linguc græcæ pronuntiatione; by C. J. Reuss.
Mithridates, &c. Mithridates, or the General Knowledge of Languages, with the Lord's Prayer in five hundred dialects; by J. C. Adelung, with Supplements by J. S. Vater. 3 vols. Berlin, 1816.
Vermischte nachrichten, &c. Miscellaneous observations, historical and literary, published by J. G. Mensel. These observations are extracted from the papers of thie late M. Bretschneider, and comprise a number of anecdotes of the empress Maria Theresa, thre einperors Joseph II, and Leopold II, the minister Kaunitz, d'Alembert, &c.
Commentatio de ertremo Odysseæ parte (Homero abjudicanda); auctore Fr. Aug. C. Spohn. 1816. Svo. pp. 283. Mr. Spohn contends that the twenty-fourth book of the Odyssey, and the seventy-four last verses of the twenty-third, were not written by Homer, but were composed in an age subsequent to that of the great poet. This opinion was maintained by some of the ancient grammarians, and there are some MSS. of the Odyssey which conclude with v. 296, lib. 23. (1)
'Ασάσιοι λέκτρoιο παλαιού θεσμών έκοντο. Begebenheiten, &c. The adventures of captain Golownin, a prisoner in Japan, in 1811, 1812, 1813, translated from the Russian, by C. J. Schulz,
ITALY.---Le Bellezze di Milano, &c. Pictorial Beauties of Milan and the environs.
Saggia di Storia Veneta, &c. Abridgment of the History of Venice; by Ant. Buttura.
Iscrizioni Cinesi, &c. (Chinese Inscriptions of Canton.
Elementi di Elettrometria, &c. Elements of Animal Electricity; by M. Amoretti.
Sull's Angina, &c. Memoirs on the Croup and on sudden death; by M. Giov. Zecchinelli.
La Prattica del distillatore, &c. The Art of Distilling, by Landri
Memoria Sulla Schivitu, &c. On the Slavery of the Negroes; by M. Zambelli.
Malta antica, &c. History of Malta, its antiquities, monuments, &c. by the prelate commander Onorato Bress. Rome, 1816.
Porphyrius ad Marcellam; græce: invenit et interpretatus est Aug. Maius. Aceedit ejusdem Porphyrii poeticum fragmentum Medeolani, typis regis, 1816.
Philonis Judæi de virtute ejusque partilnus liber; græce: invenit et interpretatus est Aug. Maius. Præponitur dissertatio, cum descriptione librorum adhuc incognitorum Philoois. Accedunt partes nonnullæ Chronici in. ediu Eusebii Pamphili, &c. Mcdiolani, typis regiis, 1816.
GREAT BRITAIN.-Mr. Nichols has published two volumes of Illustrations of Literary History, consisting of authentic Memoirs, and original letters of eminent persons, and intended as a sequel to his Literary Anecdotes.
An easy practical introduction to English Composition, and to the tasteful reading of Poetry, will soon issue from the press, under the title of Æsop modernised and moralised.
Sir William Gell has nearly ready for publication, the Itinerary of the Morea, in a small octavo volume, with a map.
Mr. Leigh Hunt has a volune of new Poems in the press.
The author of Letters from Paris in 1802-3 is printing, in an octavo volume, Two Tours to France, Belgium, and Spa; one in the summer of 1771, the other in 1816.
The Miscellaneous Works of Charles Butler, Esq. of Lincoln's-Inn, are printing in five octavo volumes.'
T. Forster, jun. Esq; will soon publish, Catullus, with English notes, in a duodecimo volume.
J.J. Park, Esq. is preparing a Treatise on the Law of Dower.
The Rev. F. A. Cox, will soon publish a work on Female Scripture Biography; with an essay, showing what christianity has done for women: also a second edition, with considerable alterations, of his Life of Melancthon.
Mr. Gifford's new edition of Juvenal will form two octavo volumes, and is expected to appear early in March.
In a short time will be published, Placide, a translation of Madame Genlis' interesting work, les Battuecas, by Mr. Jameison.
Mr. Charles Mills has in the press, an History of Mohamınedanism; or, a View of the Religious, Political, and Literary Annals of the Disciples of the Arabian Prophet. No work of the kind has bitherto appeared.
Sir James Mackintosh's History of Great Britain, from the epoch of the English to that of the French revolution, is, we are assured, in considerable progress, and will not exceed four volumes in quarto. We are glad to observe that he acknowledges the receipt of many valuable documents; and we hope every aid will be afforded to enable him to render his work perfect in point of materials.
Travels from Vienna through Lower Hungary, by Richard Bright, M. D. are printing in une volume quarto, with engravings.
An Historical Account of the Discoveries and Travels in Africa, by the late John Leyden, M. D. enlarged and continued, together with a view of the present state of that Continent, are announced by Hugh Mur.
Mr. Walter Scott, whose literary productions in verse fill eleven large volumes, (over and above his ill-omened Waterloo,) and whose original or annotated prose works exceeds fifty volunes, has announced a new History of Scotland, froin the earliest records to the year 1745, in three volumes octavo.
Proposals are in circulation for publishing by subscription, in two volumes octavo, Familiar Lectures on Moral Philosophy, dedicated to the gentlemen who have been bis pupils, by John Prior Estlin, LL.D. comprising—Moral Philosophy; Personal Morality; Social Morality; the British Constitution; Divine Morality; Public Worship; Religious Establishments.
Mrs. Anne Plumptre is engaged in writing an account of her Residence in Ireland in 1814 and 15: it will consist of a quarto volume, emhellished with a portrait of the authoress, from a picture by Northcote, and with several engravings of remarkable scenery in Ireland, from original drawings.
A Series of Letters is preparing for publication, written by Philip Dormer, earl of Chesterfield, to Mr. Arthur Stanhope, relative to the education of Pbilip, the late earl.
The System of Mechanical Philosophy, by the late Dr. John Robison, LL.D. with notes and illustrations, comprising the most recent discoveries in the Physical Sciences, by David Brewster, LL.D. F. R. S. E. will soon appear, in four volumes octavo, with numerous plates.
A volume is preparing by a Mr. Churchill, of Corrections, Additions, and Continuations to Dr. Rees' great Cyclopædia. This may be attempted without impeaching the fidelity, skill, or care of the learned editor; because time itself will render such corrections needful; and perhaps no man is so well qualified as himself to correct his own vast work in a supplementary volume, if his health fortunately permitted.
There are at Petersburgh fourteen printing houses, of which three belong to the Senate, the Synod, and the War-office. The others belong to the academies, or to individuals; one prints in the Tartar language; another prints music. There are thirteen foreign booksellers; and about thirty Russians. There are also reading rooms.
Denmark.-The valuable parchment MSS. which once formed part of the library of Baron Lehn-namely Sallust, Livy, and Cicero's Orationshave been described by Professor Birger Thorlacius, in his tract entitled Tres Codices pergamini anctorum Latinorum, ex Bibliotheca Kaas Lehniana in Lallandia. According to this author, the Sallust contains Cataline's conspiracy, and the Jugurthan war; and the copy dates about the end of the twelfth or beginning of the thirteenth century. It is in fine preservation, and is comprised in sixty-one quarto leaves. The second MS., is in one hundred and seventy-two leaves, small quarto, contains the Rhetorica ad Herennium of the date of the thirteenth century, and is of French penmanship.—The Rhetorica forms the text, and is accompanied by a vocabulary of rhetorical synonyms. The third is a finely executed Ms.
copy of Valerius Maximus, and appears to have been written in Germany, in the fourteenth century.
A clergyman of Iceland, named Johnson, has recently translated the Paradise Lost, of Milton, into Icelandic verse.
UNITED STATES.-Vol. 6 of Hall's LAW JOURNAL has just been published. Price 5 dollars.
H. Hall has published an account of the Mineral Waters of Ballstop and Saratoga, with engravings, by Dr. Meade. Price 2 dollars.
Vol. xxxii. part 2, of the American edition of Rees' Cyclopædia has appeared.
A Novel, by a young lady of Virginia, is advertised in New.york, to he printed by subscription.
Judge Cooper proposes to resume the publication of his EMPORIUM, a valuable repository of useful information, which deserves public patronage in no ordinary degree. Subscriptions will be received at The Port Folie office.
Francis Nichols has in the press, a second edition of Tytler's History, with notes.
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, after quietly meeting, at leisure hours, for many years, have commenced the publication of a Journal
, which, without any ostentation or parade, promises to add no inconsiderable augmentation to that branch of knowledge, in which it is to be classed. The first number contains a description of six new species of the genus Firola, observed by MM. Le Sueur and Peron in the Mediterranean sea. By C. A. Le Sueur.-An account of a North American quadruped, supposed to belong to the genus Ovis, by George Ord.—A description of seven species of American fresh-water and land shells, not noticed in the systems, by Thomas Say.
MISCELLANEOUS PARAGRAPHS. Internal Navigation.---The president and managers of the Schuylkill Navigation Company have laid before the public a powerful appeal, on the subject of the interests which have been committed to their charge. The name of Cadwallader Evans, the president of the company, is a sufficient pledge for the accuracy of the statements which are thus submitted, and we shall adopt them implicitly. We take the earliest opportunity to extend a knowledge of this new source of wealth, as widely as our means admit; because, with one of the ablest writers of the present day, we rank it among our first duties to give publicity to every scheme of practical utility that affects the interests of any considerable class of the community, however insignificant it may appear in the eyes of mere literati or politi-. cians. We are convinced that the project to which the public attention is now invited, will contribute far more to the comforts and convenience, not only of the city, but of the commonwealth, than all the banks within its territory. Banks are very profitable places for bank-directors, and the presidency offers a snug retreat for unsuccessful merchants: but these institutions are built upon no stable basis;—they derive their support from a class of men, who shudder at every breeze, and see a shipwreck in every storm;—the facilities that they afford, are temptations to the unwary and the desperate; they tend to the deterioration of moral principle, and are therefore pernicious among a well-ordered people. By promoting such companies we promote the wealth of the men who establish and regulate theni: by contributing to canals and the navigation of our rivers, we angInent the strength and riches of the commonwealth; and in the end, we shall draw a better interest from our investments than ever entered into the dreams of a bank-director, except when he dreams for himself. Our accommodations will depend upon enr own industry, and not upon the ca