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ple justice to the Spanish cause. In the Europe superior to this work in manual former, we know not how lie could have execution. It contains finished maps of reconciled his duties as an historian, with the twenty-four states of which the great the allegiance which he owes to despotism, Northern Union consists, together with two as the admirer of the holy alliance and the territories which are soon likely to be inmenial servant of a monarchi's household. corporated. Including the Floridas, which The volume now published gives the have been ceded by Spain, the territory history of the war from its commence- of the United States extends in mean ment in 1807, to the battle of Corunna length abont 2500, and in mean breadth and the death of Sir John Moore, in 1809.

830 miles, the area being 2,076,400 square A collection of very entertaining an- miles, or 1,328,896,000 acres. The confeecdotes has been compiled, in two small deracy originally consisted of 13 states, and elegant volumes, by Mr. W. H. but the number is now increased tó IRELAND, under the title of, Napoleon 44, forming the most extended and Arecdotes, illustrating the mental energies compact empire which has bitherio exof the late emperor of France, and the isted. Appended to each map is a domescharacters and actions of his contempo. tic History of each State, with particulars rary statesmen and warriors. They are of its Constitution, Produce, Population, principally selected from the portfolio of &c. and this literary department is exea gentleman who resided in France for cuted with care and ability. We beartily several years previons to the return of wish the old continent were exhibited in Louis XVIIJ. and were noted down im- the same form as a companion to this mediately as related, or as the occurrences work, and we should then possess all the took place. The editor has also availed requisites of geographical information in himself of various authentic and popular one or two volumes. "The American Atlas works, to enrich his compilation, and has is not, liowever, to be regarded as a mere made a judicions use of the valuable compilation, for it contains many tracts, pages of Mr. O'Meara. It will neces- exhibited from original surveys, in which sarily happen in a collection of this na- our previous maps were imperfect, or very tore, that we meet with a number of incorrect; while, taken as a whole in its anecdotes which are hy no means new to graphic delineations, and in its letter. ps, but the quantity of original matter press, it is calculated to interest the phibears a very fair proportion to the whole. losopher as well as the geographer, and The selection has been made without any the philanthropist as well as the politician. exclusive partiality, and affords plentiful A series of Essays have just made their inaterials for making a just estimate of the appearance, under the title of Outlines of character and policy of Napoleon, whose character, by a Member of the Philomathic talents, virtues, and fortunes, were of Institution, the perusal of which has such an order as to place him, not only afforded 18 mucli pleasure. They bear immeasurably beyond the sphere of con- the marks of an ingenious and reflecting temporary potentates, but perhaps to mind, although many of the subjects are entitle bim to rank in history, as the such as not to admit of much original regreatest and must successful monarch on mark and illustration. Such are ibe chaher records. With all his amazing ca- racters of the poet, the orator, the gentlepacities, and the sincere desire which, we man, and the man of genins; on which the believe, be had to confer happiness on the author might vsell stand excused if lie did countries under his dominion; his conduct not advance any thing new. But to the and his fate form an eternal monument of discussion of these topics, however trile, the folly of entrusting to any one man, the essayist brings a clearness of judghowever able or good, the destinies of a ment, and a correctness of taste, which great body of mankind. As a monarch, give interest and value to his labours. Napoleou undoubtedly stands in the very Perhiaps the most novel and entertaining first rank; as a benefactor of the human portion of his work is that in wbich he race, he, with all his sceptered brothers, pourtrays the literary character, and must smk into utter insignificance before makes an estimate of the present state and the patriotic virtue and wise moderation conseqnences of our literature; in which, of such a man as Washington, whose ac- for the most part, we perfectly coincide. tions will continue as long to be the ex- We think, however, that he has dwelt too ample of the new world, as those of exclusively on the inconveniences and Napoleon the warning of the old.

evils attendant npon the general diffusion Geography las received a valuable ac. of knowledge, and the multiplication of quisition in the appearance of a complete literary labonrs ; and that, if he had taken American Atlas." It has been published as much pains to sum up the benefits we by Carey at Philadelphia, and is repnh. derive from those sources, the balance lished in London by Miller. As a specimen would be found greatly in their favonr. of engraving and typography, it is highly Neither are we under any apprehensions creditable to the state of those arts in that the literary appetite of the age will be America ; and, in truth, we lave nothing in pampered into satiety. This is a craving,

in the indulgence of which, “ increase of and Helen Eyre. The great fault which appetite still grows on what it feeds or..” pervades this author's works is an exagger. The chapter on the periodical critic con- ation of sentiment, particularly in his de tains many very just and amosing observa lineation of religious feelings, which bortions on the prevailing taste for criticism, ders too much upon enthusiasm, and soneexpressed with much moderation, and at times even upon affectation. the same time with a candour and fearless. A Concise System of Mensuration, ness which onght to entitle the anthor, in adapted to the use of Schools, by Mr. his turn, to a liberal and unprejudiced Alexander Ingram, of Leith, is entitled judgment.

to favourable mention. It embraces the Time's Telescope for 1893, will be found theory and practice in such a manner, that inferior to none of its interesting predethey may be taught either separately or cessors. We have o often had occasion conjointly; and the several rules are ex. to notice the periodical appearance of this pressed in language remarkably clear and useful work, that our readers need no in intelligible, and illustrated by very approformation as to its objert and plan. To priate examples, so that the volume prethe present volumes is prefixed an intro sents, in a very small compass, a complete duction, on the babits, economy, and system of the science. If a well-founded uses, of British Insects, and an Ode to objection can be made to Mr. Iogram's Time, written expressly for the work by compilation, it is, that too much extraneBernard Barton, from whose highly pleas. Ons matter is introduced in a treatise on a ing poems we likewise observe several ex. study so decidedly practical as mensuratracis are given by the compiler. In the tion. The knowledge of fluxions and variety and aninsing quality of its contents, fluents cannot be considered a necessary we know few works which can bear a com- introduction 10 such a study ; but, we parison with Time's Telescope; while, at the should not be doing the author justice, same time, it contains much useful mat. did we omit to state, that the algebraical ter. We notice, with particular commen- part of his work is executed with remarkadation, the poetical taste of the editor, ble neatness and accuracy. who has selected from the fugitive verses The anonymous writer of Letiers frema of the day many very beantiful and inter- Lady to her Niece, is more justly entitled to esting specimens. We seldom recollect the praise of the judicious critic, and the having read any lines displayiug a more thanks of her own sex, than many others fanciful imagination than those by Mr. who have been eager to avow their claim Shelley at page 204. The scientific de- to their productions. The style is easy partment is got up with the same fidelity and elegant; the maxims inculcaied are and cleverness which distinguished the those of sound prudence and sincere former numbers of “ Time's Telescope" virtue; and, to any females entering ipfo

It is, we understand, to the prolific pen life, the perusal of this little volume will of the author of Adam Blair, that we are be allended with manifold advantages, in indebted for the amusement we have strengthening the intellectnal powers, and received in the porusal of Lights and indicating the most eligible path to the Shadou's of Scottish Life, professing to be a attaiument of tranquillity of mind and true Selection from thr Papers of the late Arthur happiness. Austin. It consists of a few simple tales, We have been seldom more amused in which the Scotch character is depicted, than by the perusal of Trarels in Egypl, both in happiness and in affiction, or, as Syria, and the Holy Land, by WILLIAN our author expresses it, in light and in RAE WILSON, FsQ. a gentleman who apshadow. Three of the best of these bave pears to have travelled abroad in search of already appeared before the public in a knowledge, which he would, in all proba well-known northern magazine. Most of bility, have been better able to obtain by the others are very creditable to the author's staying at home. With a heated imagitiatalents, though some of them are too de- tion, and but a small portion of judgment void of incident to create much interest. to commierbalance it, Mr. Wilson does not There is, too, throughout the whole book, visit the sacred scenes of Palestine with in his description of natural appearances, a calm veneration, but breaks out into laborious straining after his original. extatic raptures, which wonld better be These descriptions are also too long, and come the chronicle of a crusader than the have too little connexion with the snb pages of an enlightened traveller in the ject. Such short stories as these admit of nineteenth centory, Had Mr. W. assumed no superfluous parts. Every thing should the “cockle-bat and staff," instead of bear immediately upon the point. Those the turban and pipe, he would have tales appear to us to be the best, in which made as thorough and true-spirited a pil the author has departed farthest from the grim as ever travelled with pease in its incidents of common life, as in the shoes. The simplicity of his parrative is Covenanter's Marriage Day; but several of really charming; he confesses, without the others are yet highly interesting. We hesitation, the tremors into which he ased were particularly struck with the Rainbou to fall at the sight of an Arab's swarthy

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VARIETIES, LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL;

Including Notices of Works in Hand, Domestic and Foreign.
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Y the late population returns,

Durham

84 it appears that throughout Eng- Northumberland

83 land, in every ten thousand of the Hereford

82 population

Westmoreland

76 Females.

Berkshire 1558 are under 5 years of age, and 1444 While, in Lancashire, they are 39 1543......between 5 and 10......1268 in Surrey..

38 1169.... between 10 and 15

....1056 And in Middlesex but between 15 and 20

.... 995 And those who are from 90 to 100: 1410.... between 20 and 30 ....1684 Northumberland numbers 11 1155.... between So and 40 ....1210

North Riding.

10 941.... between 40 and 50 .... 933

Durham

9 656.... between 50 and 60 653

Dorset 448.... between 60 and 70

.... 458 Again, of centenariansbetween 70 and 80 .. 228

Durham contains 1 iu 13,000 56.... between 80 and 90

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Hereford 1 in 24,000 4.... between 90 and 100

Warwick 1 in 26,000 With only 1 male in 50,000 above 100, and Worcester......1 in 28,000 1 female in 50,000 above 100.

In Wales the sexes average 89 between In particular counties the great ages 80 and 90, and 9 between 90 and 100. much vary. Thus there are males between In Scotland the sexes average but 67

between 80 and 90, and only 7 between The N. Riding of Yorkshire 91 90 and 100. MONTHLY MAG. No. 376.

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