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THE BOOK TRADE.

1.- Religious and Moral Sentences, culled from the works of Shakespeare, com

pared with Sacred Passages drawn from Holy Writ. From the English edi. tion, with an introduction by FREDERICK D. HUNTINGTON, 1). D. Boston: James Munroe & Co.

The writings of the immortal playright of Avon have recently received such a revision, sifting, and ingenious twisting, for the purpose, we suppose, of satisfying every admirer of the great genius, that, until we saw this last book of ex. tracts from his works and from the Scriptures placed together in parallel positions, to show the close affininity existing between the sentences there exhibited from his works and passages taken from Holy Writ, we imagined that no other part or role could the pen of Will Shakespeare be made to play. Only the other day we saw him (through a fusion of law and literature) claimed as a lawyer, and that, too, by one of the occupants of the Queen's Bench--that the famili. arity displayed by the great bard with law terms and the phraseology of the court, confirm his once being a scion of the law. Now we see many of his beautiful couplets clad with a divinity which we fancy would provoke a smirk, or a prolonged wink of gratified surprise, on the countenances of even the staid wives of Windsor, were any of them on the boards at this day. To our notion, there is but little which goes to prove Will Shakespeare's all-gifted mind greatly imbued with the sublimity and hallowed character of the sacred Scriptures, and as little in his writings, unless it be the power of grasping in its fullest scope every subject with which it had to do, and that gift only imparted by true genius, which touches nothing which it does not ornament. The little book is very neatly got up, and is a curiosity in its way, as showing how palpable incongruities, by the help of imagination, may be made to show affinities which really bave no existence.

2.- Revolutions in English History. By ROBERT VAUGHAN, D.D. Vol. I., 8vo. pp. 563. New York : D. Appleton & Co.

This work, though bearing the title of English history, is only so as embraces its revolutionary character, including only just so much of the past as will suffice to give full presentation and prominence to the great changes in its history, showing whence they have come, what they have been, and whither they have tended, due place being assigned to the great cause in regard to each of them. Although pertaining strictly to England, and as a consequence most interesting to Englishmen, yet still, as descendantants of one common mother, the various great phases of change in history, as well as the legitimate cause in regard to each of them, is not without interest to the people on this side of the Atlantic, which has doubtless been well considered by the the American publishers ere assuming the expense attendant on getting out a series of such copious volumes as these. May success attend them.

3.—Notes of Travel aud Study in Italy. By CHARLES Eliot Norton. 12mo.,

pp. 320. Boston : Ticknor & Fields.

Pleasure travelers seem more than ever possessed with a penchant fo: writing out their ideas of what they may have casually seen, or rather, every one, now-adays, after taking the parting kiss, may be of children, but more likely from the lips of long-frozen friendship, who leaves home on a foreign trip, either of businees or pleasure, is all but sare to leave the footsteps of his hasty flight marked with printing ink, to serve as portraits for ready reference to all future comers, who, in their turn, but realize how

“Ope star differeth from another star in glory;" Or rather, what we were prepared to see from some author long before us, appears, to our vision, to have been with bim matters of faith rather than of sight. The work before us attempts the profile of that classic land-Italy-of which so much has been written. Although speaking in terms of disparagement of the compendiums of travelers in general, yet still there are those, liable as they are to draw false inferences from what they see and hear in a country whose people are of a different race, and whose institutions are of a different character from their own, whose intelligence and lively conception throws around everything they touch an interest both pleasing and edifying. Such is Mr. Norton, who displays throughout his whole narrative extensive observation, with the rulings of a scholar, rendering the book one of unusual interest.

4.- Essays Critical and Miscellaneous. By T. BABINGTON MACAULAY. 8vo.,

pp. 744. New York : D. Appleton & Co.

The lovers of classic literature will have a treat in this new and revised edition of Macaulay's miscellaneous writings, which have been collected from the Edinburgh Reviews and given to the public in this neat and compact form by the Messrs. Appletons. The very general and high commendation in which Macaulay has been held by the American public is creditable to our tastes as a people, nor will pot diminish now that death has stopped the flow of his pen. His essays are not only models of composition, but they contain a vast amount of information to the general reader, which, though we ransack the bequests of literary patriarchs the world over, it will be hard to find condensed in the same space. The issuing of this edition just at this time cannot but meet with the success it merits.

5- Friends in Council ; a series of Readings and Discourse thereon. Reprinted

from the English edition. 2 vols. 12mo., pp. 242, 280. Bosson : James Munroe & Co.

The very general and high commendation bestowed by the English press and community has induced their republication here by Messrs. Munroe & Co. They consist of promiscuous pieces on the various questions of the day, combiping both theory and criticism, such as the “ Miseries of Human Life," “ The Arts of Self-advancement,” “ War," “ Worry," “ Pleasantness," etc., etc., and make up two charming volums, well worthy a niche in the library.

6.-Introductory Lessons on Mind. By the author of “Lessons on Reasoning," “Lessons on Morals," &c. 12mo., pp. 240. Boston: James Munroe & Co.

These lessons are intended as a sequel to those on “ Reasoning,” and also those on “ Morals,” by the same author, published some time ago. The design of the work is to potice some well established facts which tew or pone would deny, but which are not always sufficiently attended to ; and to draw some conclusions from these, which though very evident when stated, are often overlooked. As a textbook to be put into bands of classes in our academies and public schools of a higher grade, this little work will be found very useful, while, as a book to be read and even studied by the teacher or the professional map in hours of leisure, it will also be highly valued. 7.--The War in Nicaragua. By General William Walker, with a colored Map of Nicaragua, 12mo., pp. 431. New York : S. H. Goetzel.

In this we have a spirited rehearsal of the doings of Walker's filibuster bands in Nicaragua during those troublesome years 1854-5 and '6, purporting to be written by the general himself. To all appearances it is a fair statement of the rise and causes of the war, the manner in which it was waged, and the unsuccessful attempt on the part of General Walker to establish a provisional goverpment in that country, and will be higbly prized by the admirers of that partisan. 8.—New Miscellanies. By CHARLES KINGSLEY. 12mo., pp. 375. Boston :

Tickoor & Fields.

This volume consists of miscellanies and fragments taken principally from Fraser's Magazine, and the North British Review, such as the “ Agricultural Crisis,” “Great Cities and their Influence for Good and Evil,” the “Study of Natural History," “ Pilgrim's Progress Illustrated,” etc., etc., making a very interesting volume. 9.–Stories from Famous Ballads. For Children. By GRACE GREENWOOD. With illustrations by Billings. Boston : Ticknor & Fields.

Among the many books published this season for children, we have seen none more enticing than this by Grace Greenwood. The author of this beautiful little volume has succeeded to a charm in bringing out that which is attractive to little folks, at the same time that it is unobjectionable in a moral point of view. 10.--The Adopted Heir. By SULIA PARDOE. 12mo., pp. 350. Philadelphia :

T. B. Peterson & Co.

This is a story of English life, and fully up to the mark of any of Miss Pardoe's writings, and we opine will earn for her additional popularity.

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CONTENTS OF NO. V., vol. XLII.

ARTICLES.

ART.

PAOB I. REVIEW, HISTORICAL AND CRITICAL, OF THE DIFFERENT SYSTEMS OF

SOCIAL PHILOSOPHY: OR. INTRODUCTION TO A MORE COMPREHENSIVE SYSTEM. Part VI. Christianity considered in respect to its Sociological bearings-Religion as a Sociological Force-The specific idea inculcated by Christianity regarded as a scheme of Social Philosophy-The great superiority of the Christian System to all other Systems of Morals or Religion-Its Past and Present Influence on Human Society-Modern Society compared with Ancient-Arnerican Slavery Considered in its Relations to Christianity and the Spirit of the Present Ago resulting from the Influence of Christian Ideas...

........... ........... 537 II. PACIFIC RAILROAD.......

......... 063 III. VALUATION OF LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES. Number II. By Prof. C. F. MoCAY, of Georgia........

............. 558 IV. COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL CITIES OF THE UNITED STATES. No. LXXV.

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, General Trade-Imports and Exports-Detail of Ex-
ports-Decline in the Aggregate-Estimate of General Trade of the City, 124,000,000-
Dry Goods Trade-Jobbers-Importing Houses-Facilities of Transportation-Wool
Trade--Manufactures-Foreign Wool - Oysters-Modes of Selling-Oyster Packing-
Total Value-Hardware-American Goods-Value-Clothing-Hands Employed-Val-
ne-Piano Manufacture_Hat Business-Valne Made-Boots and Shoes-Course of
Business-Aggregate Sales Coal-Cumberland-Anthracite-Aggregate Receipts three
Years-Cotton Trade Manufactures - Increase of Consumption-Prices-Cotton Im-
ports-Iron Trade--Number of Works-Value of Manufactures-Prices of Pig Iron-
Copper-Bullion-Chief Marts-Value of Copper Made-Chili and Cuba Ores-Oils-
Coal supplants Whale-Guano-Large Business - Peruvian, etc., -Tea Trade Imports
-Baltimore Sales -Earthenware--Imports Foreign-Coastwise - Baltimore and Ohio
Road Receipts-Change of Business-Increase of Western Freights-Rates of Trans-

portation........................................................................... 503 V. MR. LOWELL V8. MR. HOOPER ON BANKING AND CURRENCY. By CHARLES H. CARROLL, Merchant, of Massachusetts............

................ 575 VI. A DECADE OF THE GOLD PLETHORA, By David M. BALFOUR, Esq., of Mass.... 585

JOURNAL OF MERCANTILE LAW.

Action to Recover Excess of Duties....
Action Against an Insurance Company.

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COMMERCIAL CHRONICLE AND REVIEW. State of Business-Cheapness of Money-Bank Loans --Imports and Loans-Increase over March-Less Bank Aid-Southern Produce-Breadstuffs-Stocks of Grain-Supply of Money -Accumulation of Capital-Large Expenditure-Railroads-Land Settlements-Railroads aid Capital - Land and Labor-New Mines--Silver-Metals attract Capital-Stimulate Industry-Promote Capital-No Demand for t'apital-Rates for Money-War Last YearGoods Sold Last Spring -Extension of Credits-Sales of Sterling-Rates of Bills-Specie Shipments - Excess of Receipts - Large Exports -Table of Specie Movement-Large Receipts since January-Current of Funds Prior to 1857--Reflux since the Revulsion --The In. fuence of Produce-South Draws the Metals-Assay-Office-Large Coinage--Mint--Coin Carried off Last Year--Scarcity of Money--Emigrants--Bank Rates--Eastern Circulation Railroad Currency --Demand for Currency Exchange against Banks--Goods not Purchased at the West--Grain Demand --Corn.....

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PAGZ JOURNAL OF BANKING, CURRENCY, AND FINANCE. The Precious Metals........

598 City Weekly Bank Returns-Banks of New York, Boston, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Pitts

burg, St. Louis, Providenco ..... Savings Deposits of New York.........

600 The Taxable Property of Indiana.-Finances of Michigan....

603 Boston Bank Dividends...................

605 New Banking Law of Tennesseo....

607 Austrian Mintage for 1839.-- Bank of Prussia - Berlin.......... National Bank of Austria.-Pennsylvania Valuation....

STATISTICS OF TRADE AND COMMERCE.
St. Louis and Toledo ...........
The Shoe Trade of Boston...

610 Annual Statement of the Whale Fishe Commerce of Savannah, Georgia ....

614 California Trade for 1859... Import of Hides into New York.-Shoes Exported from Boston...............

616 Fur Trade of St. Louis-Great West.-Trade of Charleston, S. C..... Trade of Pekin, Illinois.......

618 Lumber Trade of st. John's, N. B.--Mackerel in Massachusetts, 1859..

619 Flour Exported to South America.--Trade of Hamilton, Canada....

JOURNAL OF INSURANCE. Marino Disasters and Losses on the Lakes for 1859..

620 Massachusetts Life Insurance. -New York Life Insurance...........

621 Insurance Law of Georgia.....

622 Cost of Fire Insurance in Massachusetts and Elsewhere.....

624 COMMERCIAL REGULATIONS. The Starle Dues-Convention between Belgium and Hanover.-Drawback on Manilla Cordage. 625 Cuban Commercial Regulations........

NAUTICAL INTELLIGENCE. Vessels Employed in the Whale Fishery, January 1, 1860... The Shipping of the British Empire.-Rulo for Measuring Ships..... New Light ai Jupiter Inlet, Coast of Florida.-Fixed Light on Isla Pancha, Coast of Spain..... 629

POSTAL DEPARTMENT Choap Postage for Newspapers.........

.................... 630 RAIL ROAD, CANAL, AND STEAMBOAT STATISTICS. Railroads of the West.............. Southern Railroads.- New York and Erie Railroad Dividend-Paying Railways, for the year 1859...... Canal Statistics. - Illinois Central Railroad.......

684 JOURNAL OF MINING, MANUFACTURES, AND ART. Manufacturing in Michigan.......

635 The Coal Beds of tho World-Will they last! -The Diamond Mines or India.. The Government Coal Contract.-Hakodadi -The Lead Mines in Japan.... Cigar-Making in Sevillo........

STATISTICS OF AGRICULTURE, &c. Development of the Teeth of Cattle.....

640 Agricultural Labor .......

641 India and the Cotton Supply......................................

642 Corn Orop of Illinois......

618 The Maple Sugar Crop.-Crops of California..

STATISTICS OF POPULATION, Population and Resources of Russia.-Slavery in 1715.....

645 Census of Kansas.-American Beamon Registered.--California Population ......

MERCANTILE MISCELLANIES. Clerks' Aid Society for New York......

647 Independent Tartary...................

648 Crowns ...

649 Why some Succeed and others Fail in Business........

650 Commerce and Extent of the Lakes.-Five per Cent.....

651 Maritime Intercourse in Time of War..............

652 Industry.-Mourning Wenlth ............ A Largé Brewery. Correct sentiment.-- Value of Timo....

TIE BOOK TRADE. Notices of now Books or new Editions, ...

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