Immagini della pagina


None but itself can be its parallel. It in the United States and British Amerreally consists of three separate works ica, and is a laborious, successful, and paged and bound as one. The first is a useful piece of cataloguing. series of biographical sketches of “The Men who Advertise ”—i, e., naturally

OTHER BOOKS RECEIVED. enough, of those who advertise with G. P. Rowell & Co., unless a certain pum- The Niad of Homer," translated into English

Blank-verse by WM. CULLEN BRYANT. R. 8vo. ber of sample personages be excepted,

cloth. Fields, Osgood & Co. useful for their lofty example in the

Passages from the English Note-Books of Na. cause. One among these sketches, how

thaniel Hawthorne." 2 rols, 12mo. cloth. Fields, ever, reminds us of the procession which

Osgood & Co. consisted in part of "people going the

Queen Hortenso. A Life-Picture of the Napoleother way." It is a history of Mr. A.

onic Era." A Historical Novel. 8vo. cloth. D. T. Stewart, and shows pretty plainly Appleton & Co. that he did not advertise ; he financier- Tome Scenes and Heart Studies." By GRACE ed. Still, his is a good name to have AGUILAR, New Edition, 12mo, cloth. D. Ap

pleton & Co. in almost any list. These sketches contain a good many facts and dates about The Caged Lion." A Novel by CHARLOTTE M.

YONGE, author of “The Heir of Redclyffe." American business biography, and they

12mo, cloth. D. Appleton & Co. are, of course (except as excepted), soak

Henrietta Temple, a Love Story," by the Right ed with advertising through and through

Hon. B. DISRAELI. Cheap Edition. 8vo. paper. -a mere gospel of advertising. There

D. Appleton & Co. are little didactic chapters and scraps

Mommsen's History of Rome." Tranelated, with here and there, teaching-very natu- the author's sanction, and additions by Rev. W. rally, again—that, of this gospel, Messrs.

P. Dickson, D. D., University of Glasgow. New

Edition, 4 vols, 12mo. cloth. Vol. III. C. ScribG. P. Rowell & Co. are the cheapest and

ner & Co. smartest apostles. The record-part is

Elocution; the Sources and Elements of its an“ American Newspaper Rate-Book.” Power." A text-book for schools and colleges. By This is not a list of the advertising Prof. J. H. MCILVAINE, of Princeton, 12mo.

cloth. O. Scribner & Co. rates of the newspapers,

for whom Messrs. Rowell are advertising agents.

" Wonders of Architecture." Translated from

the French of M, LEFEBRE. (Illustrated Library That supposition would disgracefully

of Wonders.) 12mo. cloth. C. Scribner & Co. underrate the shrewdness of these gentlemen. It consists of 400 pages. of

Lifting the Veil.” 16mo, cloth. C. Scribner &

Co. advertisements of newspapers and peri

Poems." By DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI, Author's odicals, in the course of which the ad- edition. 12mo, cloth. Roberts Bros. vertising terms of cach are stated. This “ Salmonia; or Days of Fly Fishing." With some extremely neat device must clear a hand- Account of the habits of fishes belonging to the ge

Salmo. some sum over and above the whole cost

By Sir HUMPHRY Davy, Bart.

From the 4th London edition. 12mo, cloth, Illus. of the book, When we reflect that the

Roberts Bros volume itself is to be sold for the sum

Consoiations in Travel; or the Last Days of a of five dollars, and also that, in the Philosophor." By Sir HUMPIRY DAVY, Bart. natural course of events, some of the

From the 5th London edition. 16ino, cloth, Illus.

Roberts Bros. biographical sketches are pretty freely contributed, we are moved to admi

"Superstition & Force, Essays on the Wager of Law,

the Wager of Battle, the Ordeal, Torture. By ration. It is an advertisement of the

HENRY C. LEA. 2d edition revised. 12mo, publisher's business, not in that form, cloth. H. O. Les but in the form of advertisements by "A Treatise on the Christian Doctrine of Marri. their patrons.

age." By Hugu Davy EVANS, LL.D. With & The third part is a well-arranged,

biographical sketch of the author. 12mo, cloth.

Hurd & Hougbton. extensive, and convenient “American Newspaper Directory," giving the names,

"Only a Girl; or a Physician for the Soul." A

Romance; from the German of Wilhelmine Von days of issue, circulation, &c., of a good Hillern, by Mrs. A. L. WISTER. J. B. Lippincett list of newspapers and other periodicals

& Co. VOL. VI.-8


[ocr errors]

LITERATURE, ART, AND SCIENCE ABROAD. " The Annals of an Eventful true picture of the times it treats. GusLife," by George Webbe Dasent (Hurst tav Freitag's Life of the Baden statesand Blackett, London), is praised en- man, Karl Mathy, has much of the inthusiastically by the Quarterly Review, terest of a romance, though it is acceptwith extracts which seem to justify its ed as a faithful biography. Daniel von favor; and has rapidly passed through Kászony, a Hungarian dramatist of local four editions. The “Emile of the Nine- celebrity, publishes a German novel, en. teenth Century,” by the admirable poet titled "1872, A Romance of the Fuand essayist, M. Alphonse Esquiros ture” (Leipzig, Pardubitz), in which he (Paris, Librairie Internationale), is high- shows exactly what the political history ly commended, both as an imaginative of Europe is to be for the next three story and as a pleasing picture of early years, and, among other events, assures education in England.

“Sidney Bel- us of the annexation of all the South lew, a Story," by Francis Francis (Lon- German States to Prussia, and the corodon, Tinsley), appears to have been con- nation of the king of Prussia at Frankstructed by an inexpert writer, but con- fort as “ Kaiser Friedrich VI." tains spirited and instructive sketches

Karl Ferdinand Gutzkow is perof manly sport in Scotland, evidently haps best known in this country as the from life. Mr. Anthony Trollope began author of such tragedies as “ Uriel a new story, “Sir Anthony Hotspur," in Acosta,” or of such strong and morMacmillan's Magazine for May, but a ally loose novels as “ Wally," written in prophet is needed to say whether any his “ Werther Period.” But his genius incomplete work of this unequal writer has deepened and widened with the will be good or bad. But Mr. Trollope years, and, at home, a new work from is no longer content with novel-writing; his pen is an event of universal interest. he aspires to be known as a scholar and He has recently published two volumes an interpreter of the classics, and the of “Pictures from Life” (“Lebensbilnext volume of “ Ancient Classics for der,” Stuttgart, 1870), containing five English Readers” (Edinburgh, Black- sketches and novels, the most important wood & Sons) is to be his account of of which, with the same title as SpielJulius Cæsar. Garibaldi's “Rule of the hagen's well-known Through Night Monk," so severely handled by the crit- to Light," is a story of the Eighteenth ics as a work of art, seems to have suc- Century in England, a period of which ceeded well enough to encourage the the author has made a special and sucold hero to try his hand at another cessful study. This novelette is now novel, and " Cantoni, the Volunteer," is published in English, also, by Tauchto be published at once. On the whole, nitz, Leipsic, in his “Collection of Gerthe German novelists seem to contribute man Authors ;” and a new novel by more, just now, to the world's amuse- Gutzkow, “ The Sons of Pestalozzi,” is ment than those of any other nation. also announced as ready, but has not Julius Rodenberg's “ Von Gottes Gna- yet reached New York. gen," (" By God's Grace,") a story of

That Henri Taine is a great Cromwell's time, is thoroughly good, in critic and a great teacher of critical manner as well as in substance, and, principles, no reader of his English though twice as long as an average Literature or of his Ideal in Art will English novel, will doubtless be trans- question. But we must rub our eyes lated and become a favorite. It is at clear, really to believe that these two once a remarkably good story and a stout octavo volumes “De l'Intelli

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

gence” (Paris, Hachette et Cie.) are his. Grüning, in Hamburg. But until we An attempt at a complete and philo- see a rendering in some other modern sophical psychology is bold in any man, language of such lines as these, and seems rash in one who has given so

Iligh wisdom holds my wisdom less, many years to art, history, and general That I, who look with temperato eyes literature. But M. Taine looks on his

On glorious insufficiencies, former studies as the vestibule to this,

Set light by narrower perfectness"and thinks the step from history to we shall believe them, and a large part psychology is but that from the par- of the “In Memoriam,” to be the exticular to the general, from the instance clusive possession of our mother-tongue. to the law. “The historian writes the

“The Woman-Question " threatpsychology of the molecule or the group, ens to set the world by the ears. But and what he does for the past, roman- in Europe the form it takes is certainly cers and dramatists do for the present. more promising than here; for, apart I have worked fifteen years at these from Mr. John Stuart Mill, nearly all special psychologies; I now attempt the agitators there regard the new movegeneral psychology.” And this he calls ment as designed mainly, if not solely, f

, for “the work to which he has given the "the industrial emancipation of women,” most thought." M. Taine's previous by which they seem to mean simply a contributions to philosophy were acute wider range of employment and better as criticisms, but did not suggest the wages for those women who have to patience or the breadth necessary to support themselves. To this extent, inwork out independently a theory of deed, most of the economists of Europe mental action. We have but read have taken extreme ground for reform, enough of this elaborate treatise to which is certainly far more needed in feel that it is too rhetorical for science; every European nation than it is here; that the author believes some strange and popular attention has been drawn reports without conclusive proof; and to the subject in Germany, France, Denthat he is often ready to mistake an mark, Italy, and even in Spain and Rusapt and beautiful illustration for an sia. But nowhere has more been done argument; but his pages are always to convince public opinion of the real clear, and usually fresh, vigorous, sug- necessity for improving the condition gestive, and entertaining.

of working-women, than in Sweden, The poetry of Tennyson is a sore where Frederika'Bremer opened the disstumbling-block to translators. The in- cussion a generation ago, and her distense impression much of it makes on ciples, Rosalie Olivecrona and Sophie many minds, tempts strongly to the re- Lejonhufvud, keep it very lively now. production of it in another language; But their ways are not the ways of the and the "Horæ Tennysonianæ,” recent- Sorosis and the Revolution. Delmonily published by a few English scholars, co's lunches and woman's rights convenin which they give Latin and Greek ver- tions are alike unknown to them. Insions of some striking passages, show, stead of all this, they have quietly pubat least, that Greek is better fitted to be lished a journal, devoted to instructing the medium for his peculiar style of mothers in their educational duties, and thinking than any modern tongue, ex- stimulating the zeal of women and girls cept his own strictly Attic English. for knowledge and practical skill in the There are German, French, and Italian arts of life; and this journal they have translations of many of his poems; tried to bring into every Swedish housesome of the German ones tolerable, none hold, with such success that it has steadof the others. But the “In Memo- ily grown in circulation through its ten riam " has never appeared in a German years of life, and is now one of the best dress, until now, that a translation, un- known of Scandinavian publications. der the title “Freundes-Klage," by Rob. At first almost alone in their views, the ert Waldmüller-Duboe, is announced by editors have been gradually joined by a


strong party in the State, until now been exposed, and adjoining it lies Dotheirs is the popular side; the Govern- mitian's palace; but just here Napolement is with them ; large sums have on's purchase ends. He had recently been spent in providing schools to give negotiated for the next property, and as good an education to girls as that the deed was ready, when the Pope inopen to boy's; and so many trades and terfered to forbid the sale, and is about professions are opened, or opening, to to make all excavations impossible, by them, that Sweden may be said to stand building a new church on the ground as next to the United States in the variety it now lies. Rome has nearly four hunand freedom it gives to female labor. dred churches already, and plenty of Printing, book-binding, photographing, room for more; but the contrast beengraving, watch-making, book-keep- tween French energy and science in aning, and lithographing are among the tiquarian researches, and the poor old kinds of business now regularly prac Pope's pretense of excavations close tised by women in Sweden; many by, with a superannuated invalid or two offices of state have been declared open shovelling away indefinitely, is too strikto both sexes in differently, and the two ing to be permitted ; and then, the elduniversities have recently, by order of est son of the Church has not shown zeal the Government, made their courses of enough in these days of “ infallibility." medical instruction accessible to women

The exhibition of the Royal on precisely the same conditions as to Academy was opened in London at the

The new German Women's Addo- end of April, and, with it, all the throng cate (Der Frauenanwalt, edited by Jenny of minor galleries that regularly surHirsch, Berlin, Otto Löwenstein), of round it as satellites. Among names fawhich the first number appeared in miliar to Americans, Sir Edward LandApril, is devoted to the same cause- seer, Mr. Daniel Maclise, Mr. J. F. Lewis, of improving the position of women Mr. T. Faed, and Mr. Elmore, are said to by improving women themselves and be fairly represented. But Mr. Millais, in is remarkably silent on political ques- a number of striking works--said to be tions. But Mr. Mill has just stirred up the best he has ever painted-seems to the London meeting of his “ Women's attract more attention than any other Suffrage Society” to believe that the English artist; while M. Gérôme, with danger of government here is not from his “ Jerusalem," and still more with his tyranny, but from indolence, and that “Death of Marshal Ney," quite bears public life needs women to give it pur- off the honors of the exhibition, alpose and energy. At Turin, Signora though M. Alma-Tadema also contriGiulia Molino-Colombini has found en- butes to it. Mr. Holman Hunt is not couragement enough in her special work represented here, but has two landscapes of reforming and extending the educa- in the exhibition of the Society of Painttion of women to lead her to prepare a ers in water-colors, which are said to new and much enlarged edition, in present wonderful and entirely new efthree volumes, of her essays on the sub- fects of light. The opening of the ject (“Sulla Educazione della Donna"), Academy was saddened by the sudden which is said to be one of the best death of Mr. Maclise, one of its most works the present agitation has evoked. eminent members, who had, indeed, de

Napoleon III. has met with a clined both its presidency and the honnew rebuke from the Pope. It is well or of knighthood from the Crown. The known that he long since purchased a Paris “salon” is this year quite desertconsiderable part of the Aventine Hill, ed by many of the first French artists, on which the palaces of the Cæsars such as Meissonier and Gérôme; and a formerly stood, and has been digging it picture by Régnault is the centre of atout, making important discoveries every traction, representing Salome, just after month. During the last year the great the dance wbich bought John the Bapportico of the palace of Tiberius has tist's head.

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

Dr. II. C. Bastian has not yet criminate between two signals, more published his promised work on the than a seventh of a second additional is Origin of Life, which will contain all

necessary. the information yet collected on the

There is much zeal shown by vexed question whether organisms are British astronomers in preparing to obever spontaneously produced out of in- serve the eclipse of the sun of next Deorganic matter. But he foreshadows, in cember, wbich will be total on a line a letter to the London Times, his own running from Odemira in Portugal, judgment on the question, by reporting through Cadiz, and a little north of some startling experiments lately made Gibraltar, to Syracuse and Mount Etna by himself and Dr. Frankland. They in Sicily. It is proposed to send out at prepared some solutions containing or- least two expeditions, one of them to ganic matter, and hermetically sealed Gibraltar, supplied with a full apparathem in vessels containing no air what- tus of telescopes, stereoscopes, &c., and ever; they then submitted them to a with not less than twenty skilled obgreat heat, above 300° Fahrenheit, for servers in each, and to make the “cofour hours, in order to destroy any rona," which bas been seen around the germs which might be supposed to be sun in former eclipses, and is still a myspresent; yet, after a few weeks, under tery, the principal object of attack. favorable conditions, living organisms, The astronomer of the Spectator, howmany of them of kinds wholly un- ever, regards this problem as solved, known before, were found in the solu- and predicts that the observation will tions. A full account of these experi- establish his view, that the corona and ments, and of the precautions taken in the zodiacal light alike are produced by them to prevent error, is promised to innumerable meteors revolving around the Royal Society.

the sun, forming, perhaps, myriads of The study of “mental time,” streams, each moving in a long ellipse, “personal equation," " the speed of like that ascribed to the meteors of our the nerve-fluid,” or “the velocity of August and November showers. thought," is fascinating to many inqui- · Mr. Alfred Russel Wallace's new rers. Let an observer watch for a ball essays ("Contributions to the Theory to fall, and himself try to drop another of Natural Selection,” London, Macat the same instant; it will take time millan) are charming, and though less for the impression on his eye to reach of their contents is new than was exhis mind, for the perception to set the pected, we have read every page of will in action, and for the volition to them with deep interest. Their most move his muscles, and the question is, remarkable feature is the author's refusal How much time? Ingenious methods to admit that "natural selection” will of inquiry have been devised, and some account for all the changes necessary to curious results obtained, which are sum- produce man from lower forms of life. med up by Mr. M. Foster in Nature. He holds that mental modifications For instance, it has been proved that, largely take the place of physical ones in a frog, the volition goes from the will in


and that his social nature leads to the muscle at the rate of about nine- to coöperation, by which the strength ty-three feet a second; but in a man, at of each helps all; so that the “survival least one sixth faster. Sensations ap- of the fittest " ceases to be the controlpear to travel to the brain at greater ling physical law of life, and natural speed, but this is not quite certain ; on selection is held in check. In his opinthe average, the whole “mental time" ion, therefore, the development of man required to receive an impression by the must have been carried on under some sight, and give a voluntary signal of it, other laws as yet unsuspected. is about one sixth of a second; but by

The recent famous sale of the the touch, one seventh of a second is Demidoff collection of pictures has been sufficient. But if the mind has to dis followed by a sale of the same Prince's

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]
« IndietroContinua »