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dependence,” as it is sometimes termed. On this point, we should speak with caution. Lord Normanby, the head of the colonial department, in his last speeches in the House of Lords, has expressed himself in more favorable terms, than were used by Lord John Russell, in the Commons. The ministry, it would seem, are tolerably ready to concede the point in practice, so soon as it shall be asked in earnest. Their objection seems to be to the bonâ fide avowal of the principle, in a Parliament, where their political antagonists are so powerful, and so inveterate against them.

The fate of the union project is not altogether so certain. The union of the six provinces, recommended by Lord Durham, has not been much discussed; for the reason, no doubt, that the ministerial measure contemplates only a union of the Canadas. To this latter measure, there are some most serious objections, on the score of policy; and several parties in the Canadas are altogether hostile to it. The ministerial bill, as a whole, we believe almost all parties condemn, on one account or other. It is clear, that it must undergo essential changes, to make it generally acceptable. The question is, whether any plan for a mere union of the Canadas can be made so.

While the proof sheet of the above remarks is before us, we hear, by the arrival of the British Queen steam-ship, of the exchange of departments between Lord Normanby and Lord John Russell. We do not suppose this change, of itself, is likely to have much effect as regards the character of the ministerial measures. But, as leader of the House of Commons, Lord John has long been the most prominent member of the present Cabinet ; indeed, he has always been understood to be in every way the most effective man in it. So that his assumption of the duties of the Colonial department, must be regarded as a declaration on the part of the ministry, of their sense of the paramount importance, at the present crisis, of the Colonial politics of the Empire. It holds out to the provinces the proinise of having their affairs effectively attended to. A new Governor-general, too, is on his way to Quebec ; a civil, in place of a military, governor. This is well. The difficulty is one which needs a statesman's hand to remove it, not a soldier's ; and as Mr. Poulett Thompson leaves the Cabinet to undertake his present mission, it is to be presumed he comes out with a full understanding, on his part, of their views, and full confidence, on their side, in his.


ANNUALS. The Religious Offering. Edited by Miss Catherine H. Waterman. 1840. Philadelphia : W. Marshall & Co. 18mo. pp. 288.

The Violet; a Christmas and New Year's Present for 1840. Edited by Miss Leslie. Philadelphia : Carey & Hart. 18mo. pp. 216.

The Gift; a Christmas and New Year's Present for 1840. Edited by Miss Leslie. Philadelphia: Carey & Hart. 12mo. pp. 328.

The Token and Atlantic Souvenir ; a Christmas and New Year's Present. Edited by S. G. Goodrich. Boston : Otis, Broaders, & Co. 16mo. pp 304.

The Youth's Keepsake; a Christmas and New Year's Gift for Young People. Boston: Otis, Broaders, & Co. 18mo.

The Ladies' Annual Register and Housewife's Almanac for 1840. By Caroline Gilman. Boston: Otis, Broaders, & Co. 12ino.

The Literary Souvenir; a Christmas and New Year's Present for 1840. Edited by William E. Barton, Esq. Philadelphia: E. L. Carey & A. Hart. 8vo. pp. 226.

BIOGRAPHY AND MEMOIRS. Memoir of a Mechanic, being a Sketch of the Life of Timothy Claxton, written by Himself. Together with Miscellaneous Papers. Boston: George W. Light. 16mo. pp. 179.

Memoir of Mrs. Sarah Louisa Taylor; or an Illustration of the Work of the Holy Spirit, in awakening, renewing, and sanctifying the Heart. By Lot Jones, A. M., Missionary in the City of New York. New York: John S. Taylor.' 18mo. pp. 324.

Memoir of Hannah Moore. By S. C. Arnold, of Brooklyn. New York: T. Mason & G. Lane.

Biographical Notices of Mr. Charles Hayward, Jr. and Mr. Samuel T. Hildreth. Reprinted, with Additions, from the “ Christian Examiner” for Septeinber, 1839. Cambridge; Metcalf, Torry, & Ballou. 8vo. pp. 36.

EDUCATION. Multum in Parvo; or a Brief and Comprehensive System of English Grammar, upon a New Plan; from which a Knowledge of the Subject can be obtained much quicker and much easier than from any other System Designed for the Use of Schools, and for Private Learners. By the Author of “ Grammar Simplified.” Boston. 4to. pp. 22. “Animal Mechanism and Physiology; being a plain and familiar Exposition of the Structure and Functions of the Human System. Designed for the Use of Families and Schools. By John H. Griscom, M. D., Professor of Chemistry in the New York College of Pharmacy, and Lecturer on Animal Mechanism and Physiology. Illustrated by

numerous Wood Cuts, by Butler. New York: Harper & Brothers. 18mo. pp. 357.

Sanders's Spelling Book; containing a minute and comprehensive System of Orthography; designed to teach a System of Orthography and Orthoëpy in accordance with that of Dr. Webster; for the Use of Schools. By Charles W. Sanders. Andover: Gould, Newman, & Saxton, 12mo. pp. 166.

Mitchell's School Geography, embellished with numerous Engravings, simplified and adapted to the Capacity of Youth. Illustrated by an Atlas of 16 Maps By S. Augustus Mitchell. Philadelphia : Thomas, Cowperthwait, & Co. 18mo. pp. 329.

Early Lessons on Scripture History. Designed for Schools and Families. Prepared for the New York Sunday School Union. By E. C. Forbes. Boston: Weeks, Jordan, & Co. 18mo. pp. 160.

The Pictorial Spelling Book. By Rensselaer Bentley. New York: Robinson, Pratt, & Co.

The Little Learner ; or Rudiments of Reading. By John Pierpont. Boston: David H. Williams. 18mo. pp. 72.

The School Teacher's Manual ; containing Practical Suggestions on Teaching, and Popular Education. By Henry Dunn, Secretary to the British and Foreign School Society, London. Prepared for Publication in this Country, with a Preface, by T. H. Gallaudet. Hartford: Reed & Barber. 12mo. pp. 223.

Mental agd Practical Arithmetic, for the Use of Academies and Schools. By Charles Davies. Hartford : A. S. Barnes. 18mo. pp. 334.

First Lessons in Algebra; embracing the Elements of the Science. By Charles Davjes. Hartford : A. S. Barnes. 12mo. pp. 252.

The Grammar of the English Language. By Oliver B. Pierce. New York: Robinson & Franklin. 12mo. pp. 399.

An Introduction to Astronomy, designed as a Text-Book for the Students of Yale College. By Denison Olmsted, A. M., Professor of Natural Philosophy and Astronomy. New York: Collins, Keese, & Co. 8vo. pp. 276.

The Fourth Reader. For the Use of Schools. Boston: Otis, Broaders, & Co. 12mo.

The School Library. Published under the Sanction of the Board of Education of the State of Massachusetts. Vol. I. Introductory Essay to the School Library. Boston: Marsh, Capen, Lyon, & Webb. 12mo. pp. 48.

Gesenius' Hebrew Grammar, translated from the Eleventh German Edition, by T. J. Conant, Professor of Hebrew in the Literary and Theological Institution at Hamilton, N. Y. With a Course of Exercises in Hebrew Grammar, and a Hebrew Chrestomathy, prepared by the Translator. Boston: Gould, Kendall & Lincoln. 8vo. pp. 324 and 60.

We had in type a notice of this valuable work, which we reluctantly find ourselves compelled to defer. Professor Conant has rendered a substantial service to the cause of Biblical learning, and done honor to the important denomination of which he is a member. Besides executing with excellent fidelity and good judgment his translation of the grammar of the great Hebraist of the age, he has made some useful additions of his own, and has


in numerous instances corrected mistakes of a too common class, which, if they give little trouble to some readers, are the worst annoyance to others, – that of errors in references. He has also made an addition of a very judicious as well as novel character, in a series of grammatical Exercises. The typographical execution is in the best style of the Cambridge University printers. The letter-press is beautiful, and all but immaculate.

HISTORY. An Historical Account of Massachusetts Currency. By Joseph B. Felt. Boston: Perkins & Marvin. 8vo. pp. 248.

Contributions to the Ecclesiastical History of the United States, by Francis L. Hawkes, D. D., Rector of St. Thomas Church, New York. Vol. II. New York: John S. Taylor. 8vo. pp. 523.

History and General Views of the Sandwich Islands Mission. By Rev. Sheldon Dibble, a Missionary at those Islands for Seven Years. New York: Taylor & Dodd. 12ino. pp. 268.

History of Long Island; containing an Account of the Discovery and Settlement. By Benjamin F. Thompson : New York : E. French. 8vo. pp. 5:36.

Historical Collections; being a General Collection of Interesting Facts, Traditions, Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, &c., relating to the History and Antiquities of every Town in Massachusetts, with Geographical Descriptions. Illustrated by Two Hundred Engravings. By Jobn Warner Barber, Author of “Connecticut Historical Collections,” &c. Worcester: Dorr, Howland, & Co. 8vo. pp. 624.

The Well-bred Boy. Boston: William Crosby & Co. 18mo.

Rollo's Experiments, by the Author of the “Rollo Books." Boston : Weeks, Jordan, & Co. 18mo.

Rollo's Museum. By the Author of the “Rollo Books.” Boston : Weeks, Jordan, & Co. 18mo.

LAW. Commentaries on the Law of Agency, as a Branch of Commercial and Maritime Jurisprudence, with occasional Illustrations from the Civil and Foreign Law. By Joseph Story, LL, D., Dane Professor of Law in Harvard University. Boston: C. C. Little & J. Brown. 8vo.

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A Treatise upon the Practice of the Court of Chancery, with an Appendix of Forms. By Murray Hoffman, Esq. In Two Vols. Vol. II. New York : Halstead & Voorhies. 8vo. pp. 311.

American Digest of the Laws respecting Real Property, generally adopted and in Use in the United States; embracing, more especially, the Law of Real Property in Virginia. By John Tayloe Lomax, one of the Judges of the General Court, and formerly Professor of Law in the University of Virginia. Philadelphia: John S. Littell.

Trial for Libel. State of Louisiana vs. Jobn Gibson. Before the Honorable the Criminal Court of the First Judicial District of the State of Louisiana, faithfully reported by T. W. Collens, Esq. and W. G. Swethan. New Orleans : John Gibson. 8vo. pp. 70.

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MEDICINE, ANATOMY, AND SURGERY. Homeopathia, the Science of Specific Remedies; showing the Consistency of the loineopathic Treatinent of Consumption, with that of Dr Ramage, of the London Lung Hospital; and that combined they constitute a Complete System of Reinedial Means for its Cure. The substance of a Dissertatiou read October 20, 1839, before the New Haven County Medical Society. By John L. Sullivan, M. D. New Haven: Babcock & Gilpin. 12ino. pp. 60.

A Treatise on the Preservation of the Teeth, for the Use of Families. By Daniel Mann, M. D., Surgeon Dentist. 8vo. pp. 12.

Outlines of Physiology, with an Appendix on Phrenology. By P. M. Roget, M. D., Secretary to the Royal Society; Professor of Physiology in the Royal Iustitute of Great Britain. First American Edition, revised, with numerous Notes. Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard. 8vo. pp. 516.

A Guide to Mothers and Nurses in the Management of Young Children. By Caleb Ticknor, M. D., Author of the “ Philosophy of Living." New York: Taylor & Dodd. 12mo.

Medical Lexicon. A new Dictionary of Medical Science, containing a Concise Account of the various Subjects and Terms, with a Vocabulary of Synonymes in different Languages, and Formulæ for Officinal and Empirical Preparations, &c. Second Edition, with numerous Modifications and Additions, by Robley Dunglison, M. D., M. A. P. S., &c. Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard. 8vo. pp. 820.

Diseases of the Uterus ; a Series of Clinical Lectures, delivered at the Hospital La Pitié. By M. Lisfranc; and edited by H. Pauly, M.D. Translated from the French, by G. Henry Lodge, M. D., Fellow of the Massachusetts Medical Society, &c. Boston: William D. Ticknor. 8vo. pp. 40).

Boylston Prize Dissertations on Inflammations of the Periosteum, Eneuresis Irritata, Cutaneous Diseases, Cancer of the Breast; also Remarks on Malaria. By Usher Parsons, M. D., &c. Boston. 8vo.

pp. 248.

An Elementary Treatise on Auscultation and Percussion, or the Application of Acoustics to the Diagnosis of Diseases, with a Synoptical Table. By A. Racibonski, M. D. Translated, with Notes, &c., by Minturn Post, M. D. New York : Collins, Keese, & Co. 8vo. pp. 261.

MISCELLANEOUS. The Picturesque Pocket Companion and Visiter's Guide through Mount Auburn. Illustrated with upwards of Sixty Engravings on Wood. Boston : Otis, Brouders, & Company. 18mo. pp. 252.

This tasteful little volume is brought out in good time. It is well known how favorite a resort Mount Auburn is, during the summer months, both for great numbers of those who reside in its vicinity, and for multitudes who visit us transiently from almost every part of the United States, as well as from other countries. To all these, and to other parties who might be mentioned, (including those persons now interested in establishing Cemeteries more or less after the model of this, in most of our cities and large towns,) such a book has been a desideratum.

Among other matters, we have here a complete history of Mount Auburn, an article of considerable interest at present, but likely to be valued still

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