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SOUTHERN QUARTERLY

R E VIEW.

VOL. I.

NEW ORLEANS:

PUBLISHED BY THE PROPRIETORS, AT 166 ROYAL STREET.

18 42.

THE NE VV YORK
PUBLIC LIBRARY

ASTOR, LENOX
TILDEN FOUNDATIONS

NEW ORLEANS :
PRINTED BY BENJAMIN JENKINS.

166 ROYAL-STREET.

Funds for the rebinding of this book have been provided by a grant from

The National Endowment for the Humanities, 1989-92.

CONTENTS

ART.

I. THE NEWSPAPER AND PERIODICAL PRESS, .

1. The North American Review, No. CXIII., October, 1841.

Boston: Published by James Munroe & Co.

2. The New York Review, No. XVIII. October, 1841.

New-York: Published for the Proprietor, by Alexander V.

Blake.

3. The United States' Magazine and Democratic Review,

No. XLII. December, 1841. New-York : J. & H. G.

Langley.

4. The Charleston Courier, No. 11,954. December, 1841..

Charleston, S. C.

5. The Richmond Enquirer, No. 62. December, 1841.

Richmond, Va.

II. CURRENCY AND EXCHANGES,

. . . 66

1. Message of the President of the United States, returning

to the Senate, with his objections, the Bill entitled “An act

to Incorporate the Subscribers to the Fiscal Bank of the

United States," August 16, 1841.

2. Message of the President, returning to the House of

Representatives, with his objections, the bill entitled, “An

Act to provide for the better collection, safe keeping, and dis-

bursement of the Public Revenue, by means of a Corporation,

to be styled the Fiscal Corporation of the United States."

September 9, 1841.

III. HILLHOUSE's. HADAD, . . . . . . . . 125

Dramas, Discourses, and other Pieces, by James A.

Hillhouse : in 2 vols. 12mo. Boston: Little & Brown. 1840.

IV. HISTORY OF THE ITALIAN REPUBLICS, . . . . . 157

1. Histoire des Republiques Italiennes du moyen âge, par

J. C. L. Sismonde de Sismondi. Nouvelle edition. Paris :

Treuttel et Würtz. 1826. 6 vols. 8vo.

2. History of the Italian Republics, by J. C. L. Sismonde

de Sismondi ; in Lardner's Cabinet Cyclopædia. 1 vol. 12mo.

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V. Miss SEDGWICK'S LETTERS FROM ABROAD. . . . 173

Letters from Abroad to Kindred at Home. By Miss

Sedgwick; in 2 vols. New York: Harper & Brothers.

VI. CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES,

1. Brief Exposition of the Constitution of the United

States. By James Bayard. Philadelphia : 1838.

2. Speeches in the Senate of the United States, on

Mr. Calhoun's Resolutions. 1833.

VII. BUCKINGHAM'S AMERICA, .. . . . . . 220

America, Historical, Statistic, and Descriptive. By

J. S. Buckingham, Esq. In 2 vols. New York: Harper ,

& Brothers, 82 Cliff-street. 1841.

VIII. STEPHENS's CENTRAL AMERICA, . . . . . 246

Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and

Yucatan. By John L. Stephens. In 2 vols. 8vo. New-

York: Harper & Brothers. 1841.

IX. CRITICAL NOTICES,

1. Lieber on International Copyright, . . . . 252

2. Walter's Life and Times of Sir Thomas More, .. . 258

3. Cunningham's Life and Land of Burns, . . . 262

4. Park's Pantology, . . . . . .

's Treatise on the Church, . . . . 264

6. School Books, . . . . . . . . 265

7. Fenelon's Lives of the Ancient Philosophers, . . 266

8. Buck’s Anecdotes: Religious, Moral and Entertaining, 267

9. Cubi's Spanish Grammar and Spanish Translator, . 267

10. Geology of Louisiana, . .

11. Stone's Life and Times of Red Jacket, . • . 270

12. La Déesse, by the author of “Straws,”

13. Nature of the Federal Government, . . . . 275

14. History of Napoleon, · ·

. 277

15. National Institution, . .

. 277

16. Ginrod's Essay on Intemperonce, . . . . 278

17. Everett's Address at Jefferson College, . . . 279

18. Stevens's Historical Address, · ·

. 280

19. Edinburgh Review for October, 1841, . 283

20. The Foreign Quarterly Review, for October, 1841, 287

21. The London Quarterly, for October, 1841, . . 288

22. The Westminster Review, for October, 1841, . . 289

23. Blackwood's Magazine, for December, 1841, .

LITERARY ANNOUNCEMENTS, . . .

. . . 293

QUARTERLY LIST OF NEW PUBLICATIONS, . . . . . 295

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I. TAYLOR'S NATURAL HISTORY OF SOCIETY . . . . . 303

The Natural History of Society in the Barbarous and

Civilized State: An Essay towards discovering the Origin

and Course of Human Improvement: By W. COOKE

TAYLOR, Esq., L.L.D., M.R.A.S., of Trinity College, Dublin.

II. EDUCATION ................. 317

1. A System of Latin Prosody and Metre, from the best

Authorities, Ancient and Modern, by Chas. ANTHON, L.L.D.

2. The Traveller's Companion, for Conversation, being a

selection of such expressions as occur frequently in travel-

ling, and in the different situations of life, by MADAME DE

GENLIS, in six languages,—English, German, French, Ital-

ian, Polish and Russian.

3. Corderii Colloquiorum Centuria Selecta: in usum

Tironum, Editio Portsmuthiensis, Edita Carolo Tappan,

Portsmuthie, in Republica Neo-Hantonia.

III. LIVES OF THE QUEENS OF ENGLAND . . . . . . . 330

Lives of the Queens of England, from the Norman Con-

quest, with Anecdotes of their Courts, now first published,

from Official Records, and other Authentic Documents,

private as well as public. By AGNES STRICKLAND.

IV. STATE OF EDUCATION AND LEARNING IN CUBA ...377

1. Informe sobre el estado de la enseñanza primaria en

·la isla de Cuba en 1836, su costa y mejoras de que es sus-

ceptible; extendido de orden de la seccion de Educacion

de la Sociedad Patriotica de la Habana para eleverlo al su-

premo gobierno de S. M. en cumplimiento de lo provenido

en su Real Orden de 21 octubre de 1834. Leido en la

junta de la Sociedad de 30 de marzo, en que fue aprobado

unanimamente :-por D. Domingo del Monte : M. S.

[Report upon the state of elementary education in the

Island of Cuba, in 1836, and upon the improvements of

which it is susceptible, prepared by order of the Section for

Education of the Patriotic Society of the Havana, for the

information of Her Majesty's Government, in pursuance of

the Royal Order of October 21, 1834, and read at a meeting

of the Society : By Don Domingo del Monte.]

2. Informe presentado á la Real Junta de fomento de

agricultura y comercio de la isla de Cuba, en sesion de 11

de deciembre de 1833, en el expediente sobre traslacion,

reforma y ampliacion de la escuela ,nautica, establecida en

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