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(Our library Stable. CASSELI.'S SERIALS AND PERIODICALS. London: CM- sell, Petter, and Gilpin, La Belle Savage Yard. These publications, for July, contain all the attractions at excellent letterpress, fine paper, and illustrations, equally appropriate and well-executed, which have (lis- tinguisheH the previous imiiee. The HOLY HIBLII has reached the 8th part; and the woodcuts and illustra- tions of th.- laws and sacred ceremonies of the Jews, dis- play great talent, both in taste and execution. The BIBLE DICTIONARY, Part 14, contains an article on the Gospels," which should be attentively read, as sceptics throw so many doubts in the way of the unlearned reader. The writtr briefly, but clearly, asserts and proves the authenticity and inspiration of the works of the four Evangelists works in which we find "each writer's own peculiarities of mind and diction," united with a glorious harmony and, while individuality and fresh- neaq result from the variety, the whole shines with a lustre to which all contribute." We do not think Bunyan's HOLY WAR will ever ac- quire the popularity of the Pilgrim's Progress," but Cassell's editon will cause it to be much better known. There are some very strking engravings in the part for July, which cannot fail to attract all lovers of art.—The POPULAR XATCRAL HISTORY, (Part 7), and the Popu- LAR EDUCATOR Part 31), progress favourably; the lat- ter being a most excellent educational work,- We can, also, say of the ILLUSTRATED GOLDSMITH, ROBINSON CRDSOK, and SHAKESPEARE, that they are all that can be desired. The ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF ENGLAND (rart 431, is still occupied with the Russian war,—which, as in former parts, is narrated, succinctly and impartially. We select, as a specimen, the closing paragraph of an an- imated description of the Battle of Tchernaya; which was, in many respects, a striking action; but it did not enhance the reputation of Prince Gortchakoff as a General. Allowing that Gen. Head marred his plan, by abruptly attacking the French left, and thus preventing a oombined onset at dawn, it is plain, that Prince Gor- tachakoff was quite unable to devise a new scheme, or to repair the hole made in the old one. The attacks which he ordered, those of the 5th and 17th, were given one after the other, and deprived of unity, they were de- prived of everything, but the mere stubborn valour of the troops. It is not good generalship to throw in column after column to be beaten in detail, and pounded to pieces in the advauce and retreat by a heavy artillery. Yet this is exactly what the Russians did. fhebearing of the troops, under such circumstances, was magnifi- oont; the conduct of the General suggests only despair, or a superior order from St. Petersburg, as the motive. Throughout the tlay, Prince Oortschakoff kept the entire division out of range, aud out of action. Why ? Be- cause he knew what immense reserves were in the hand of General l'olisier, and what efficient aid the British could have lent to Gen. la Marmora. It is quite possi- ble, that, had the Russians carried Mount Hasfort, he would have been even more disastrously defeated for his right wing would have been crushed by the French, and his whole army, cut off from the Mackenzie-road, would probably have been driven into the mountains in disorder. The French and Sardinian troops were very well handled. The reserves were advanced with-, out hurry, aud used at the right moment. But, there can be no doubt, that the crushing flank fire from the British and Sardinian guns, helped to prepare the enemy for defeat, and tripled his loss. Some think that the al- lied cavalry, so fine and strong, should have been sent across the Tchernaya, especially towards noon, when the Russian infantry were climbing the heights, and the ca- valry were aloue with a few guns. General Pelissier did not think so and no one, but a sharp-eyed cavalry offieer, who saw the held and the chances it officer, can tell, whether he was right or wrong in his opinion. As it was, the enemy was very severely punished. The loss of the Tchernaya sealed the fate of Sebastopol." In the QUIVER, for July, (Part 32), Mr. Jeffreson's tale of Not Dead Yet," is concluded, Jt proceeds and ende better than it began though wa think the final catastrophe is too hurried. There ought to have been a little more detail and if thoauthorwas confinedtospaee, some of tlit,, previous chapters would have very well ad- mitted of curtailment.—" The World of School is con- tinued and if the author, the Rev. J. W. Farrnr, gives a true picture of the scenes enacted at any of our public schools, in his description of Life at St. Winefred's," ther must be something essentially wrong in their govern- ment. It would not be possible in a well regulated school, for boys to conduct themselves aft the inmates of Mr. Noel's house are described to have doiie,not for a single week, much leSi for it series of months. This tale is well told and the reader cannot fail to take a great intererst in the fortunes of Walter Evson, and se- veral of the other pupils.—A now tale is commenced, "Mark Warren; or, Onwards and Upwards:" which promises well; and whilst the former subjects treated of in the miscellaneous department are continued, two new ones, "Animal Life in London," and a history of "Ragged Schools," are commenced. This part is quite equal to any of its predecessors; and there arc many passages that would bear to be extracted our room only allows us to extract one: "OLD PSALM TUNE*. I To forward the favourable reception of such tunes, two facts as to their original attention must be practically borne in miud, They were sung faster than we usually sing them, and, what is better, by a far greater number of voices. It is a great mistake to suppose, that old tunes should be sung in a heavy drawling style. Our forefathers in the Church were faithful Christians. A Psalm tune of a dozen verses was but short to them. Henee, as well as from other circumstances, it is clear tlfil they sung in a quicker and livelier manner than is commonly conjectured. The Old Hundredth is made a dirge in our days, but in theirs it was a joyous and an- imating canticle. In like manner, York' tune, which is among the dull and obsolete, was, little more than a century ago, the liveliest and most popular tune of the entire kingdom. But, to hear old tunea to advantage, they must be sung with decent gravity and cheerful sanctity, but by masses of people, by a multitude of voices, by all the people together,' as the original direc- tions stated. Six thousand voices were wont to be heard at St. Paul's Cr )m. Three or four thousand, singing at a time, in a church in this city, is but a trifle,' said the excellent Hoger Acham, in a letter from Augs- burgh, dated the 14th of May, 1551." The ILLUSTRATKD FAMILY PAPER, with part 79, com- mences a new volume: and it is printed on somewhat liner paper than the latt The tales False step* and V ""fT..l.l 1 I The Pnrpose of ? Life," are eontinned; and a new We is commenced, The Brother's Secret." Two new sub- jects are also commenced, a series of papers on The Breath of Life," find another on French Workmen, their Work and their Ways," by Blanchard Jerrold, who has mixed much with those workmen, having re- sided in Paris for some time; one of his express ob- jects being to study the manners and customs of the French operatives. These papers are full of interest; and when we find Mr. Bright, Mr. Cobden, and their followers, constantly decrying the position of the Bri-I tish wi rkman, and asserting that our working classes are worse off than those of any other country, the follow ing passage, from the pen of a writer, who is also a Libe- ral, but one who has had that practical experience with respect to the position of those classes in both countries, which the members for Birmingham and Roohdale want, —is deserving attention :— Now, it is undeniable, that the working-classes of Paris, taken either as a body, or trade by trade, receive lower wages than English working-men, and live lese comfortably. The Paris workmen have recently had an opportunity of proving this,—during a visit which they paid to London, in separate trades, as industrial delegates to the Great Exhibition of 1862. I have care- fully gone over the 20 reports which have been iBsned by these delegates, and I find that they, one and all, re- port to the same offect, —namely, that they are not ao well off as their English rivals, albeit French art work- men excel those of England. I do not think I overstate the difference, when I affirm, that the London workman, as a rule, earns one-third more money than the Paris workman. The London workman is better lodged, and can live better in all respects than the Paris workman. The Paris engineers, bronae and brass workers, carriage- makers, wood carvers, printers, engravers, lithographers, comb-makers, upholsterers, and cabinet makers, one and all report of their visit to London, that they found the English representatives of their respective trades en- joying comforts and privilegeb unknown in Parisiau work- shops. This passage will be read by inany workmen,-for the 44 Illustrated Family Paper circulates largely among this class; and we hope it will have the effect of making them cautious how they credit the wild and reckless assertions of the agitators, whose sole aim is, for their own personal advantage, to render them dissatisfied with their own position and their priveleges,—which are, at the present moment, superior to those of their class in any otht" pa t of the world There are many other- subject tra 'ed of-and all well, in the "Family Paper wh ch is, this month, even more profusely illus- trated. rtin LADIES' TREASURY for July.- London Houlston and Wright. This is a very good number of a periodical, which, we find, is a great favourite with the ladies of our acquain- tance. It has a new feature—a coloured fro" epi shewing the Rolandseck and the Kloster-Nonnenworth the former the remains of a castle which crown the s>uu- mit of a high mountain on the Bhore opposite the Drach- erfels on the Rhine, the latter a convent, standing upon an island, at the base of the mountain, surrounded by the blue-green waters of the winding river, and embos- omed in trees." The castle takes its name from the brave Count Roland, who flourished in the middle ages. The legeud attached to the spot is, that the count was attached to a beautiful and noble girl, but being hastily summoned to the ivar tqen raging, the nuptials were de- layed till his return. Meantime, the report of his death having reached his bride, she determined to withdraw from the world, and took refuge in the convent after- wards called Nonenswerth. Roland, coming home flush- ed with success, and in anticipation of a life of happi- ness, was aghast at the tidings, which, for a while, lie re- fused to believe; but, on endeavouring to obtain an in- terview with his promised wife, he was told she had ta- ken the veil." As she was dead to him, and he could not see her, he built a hut on the summit of the moun- tain, near the castle, built A.I). 1249, by the archveque of Germany, Arnold Il, and there he watched the con- vent and the nuns as they walked in its gardens, endea- vouring to single out his beloved from amongst them. It is said they both died on the same day, and at the same hour.—The other illustrations in the work are Sligo Abbey," St. Martin's Church, Canterbury," and the Fashions." —The literature is varied and interesting, being calculated to inform and amuse. BLACKWOOD'S EDINBUROH MAGAZINE for July.—London and Edinburgh. W. Blackwood and Sons. We cannot help thinking that the Cornelius O'Dowd, of Blackwood, is Charles Lever; his lucubrations upon men and women and other things in general," being so much in the style of that writer. Besides the continua- tion of these lucubrations we have a second Letter from the Principalities," quite as interesting as the first; with continuations of Tony Butler," and The Chron- icles of Carlingford. The new subjects are excellent pa- pers on The Education and Training of Naval (Ifficers," The Napoleonic Idea in Mexico," which, the writer says, is much to be applauded for the good it will ac- complish for the world at large,"—and The London Art Season" There are, also, two poetical contribu- tions, one supposed to be addressed to the Duke Lud- ovico Sforza, about Leonardo da Vimi," the other from c, Leonardo to the Duke in his own defence The most important and interesting of these papers are those on "The Principalities," and "Mexico." We quote the concluding paragraph of the latter: So far as it has gone'the intervention has been successful, and the Na. poleonic idea has a good prospect of being fully realized. Meanwhile, two important ends have been attained. The expedition has paid its expenses—the cost of the inter- vention is to be refunded to France by the new govern- ment, which likewise takes upon itself the charge of maintaining the French troops which are to be left in Mexico. The enterprize, moreover, has successfully en- gaged the thoughts of the French people during a per- iod when the Emperor found it advisable to remain at peace in Kurope. France is still in a condition in which the stimulus of military action abroad is requisite to keep her quiescent at home. The Emperor's Mexican idea has served this purpose as well as others: and Eur- ope has been thankful that the French have been amus- ed otherwise than at her expense. But the Mexican idea, so far as regards the direct action of France, is now at an end and looking at the circumstances of Europe, as well as at the fact, that the Emperor's hands are again free, we think the continental powers may now feel as King John did, when, at the close of the tournament at Ashby de la Zouch, he received the brief but significant warning, The devil has got looBe. THE CHURCHMAN'S FAMILY MAGAZINF4 for July.-Loti- don: James llogg and Co. There are several well executed illustrations in this number, with much interesting matter for the reader. No. 4 of "Our Bishops and Deans," gives usa sketch of the talents, career, and character, of Dr. Langley, the Archbishop of Canterbury,—a Divine well-fitted for his high position.—The first of a series of Papers on Hymns and Ifymn Books," causes us to wish for the second; and the articles entitled Our English Wed- ding Sermons," A Dale Parish in Yorkshire," and The Nature and Causes of Earthquakes," are quite en- titled to rank in the first class of magazine literature." —"The Clever Woman of the Family," "Garden Re- creations," and "The Milestones of Life. are continued; and there area few verses by the late Ala-ic A. Watts, who always wrote pleasantly and with feeling. As a memento of our old and respected friend, we extract them WELCOME THE SORROW THAT COMES SINGLY. A Proverb Paraphrased. I ■ Oh, welcome the sorrow that singly is sent, How many a blessing appears in disguise! A sign of God's love and his pity but meant To fashion the soul he designs for the skies. Oh welcome the sorrow that comes by itself To win back a wandering sheep to the fold; That can teach e'en the worldliug whose god is his pelf. There are treasures more precious than silver and gold. Oh welcome the sorrow that Bingly arrives, Though some life-cherished dream it is doomed to dispel Tis a merciful blow the fond heart that deprives Of some idol it loves not too wisely, but well! That sorrows may touch us not seldom they come In battalion,' that seem all the soul to o'er- whelm; But. the softest of winds may but send a bark home, If the vesbel Ithuti followed' obeys but her helm. Then welcome the sorrow that singly is gent, Yield the helm of thy heart to its gentle control, So tby ship shall reach home with her sails all un- rent, And the strain ef the tempest be spared to thy soul." LONDON SOCIETY, for July.-London 9, St. Bride's- Avenue, Fleet-street. Of the 13 articles in this number, nine are illustrated, either with full-page engravings, or wood-cuts let into the text,—and they render the periodical very attrac- tive. The literary department is equally good; and the number is, altogether, deserving of high praise. The Ordeal for Wivea," The London Opera Directors," The Playgrounds of Europe," are the only articles continued from former numbers; A Lady's Adventure in Search of a House," and papers on Cricket Legisla- tion," are commenced. The other eight articles are com- plete in themeelves; and those on "The Paris Samon," Young Oxford at the Commemoration," and Society at Cambridge, are especially deserving notice. The latter refers to the recent visit of the Prinoeaod Prlnecss of Wales and the writer trusts that their royal high- nessea will always look back, with unmixed gratifica- eion to the two days spent at dear old Cambridge. Not a single contreterp.pt occurred to mar, even for a mo- ment, their pleasure which must have been enhanced by the right leal and loyal sympathy, respect and affection felt and shewn, by every class, both in the University, and the town, Nor will the visit have been without effect if, as it undoubtedly must, it assures the people how really their future sovereign is interested in their well-being and wel -doing, and thug binds more closely to the crown, the esteem and love of thousands of true heart among us."—Wo may add, that, in most of the ar- ticles in this nnmber there is a freshness and a piquancy which renders them very amusing. Books and Periodicals for Review to be sent to W. C. Stafford, Baq.. No. 79, (late No. 4) York Road. Lam- beth, S., our London agent for the literary department of the Chronicle.











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