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It s used to apply physical force; to remove physical of "thought”-the thief of “mental operations.” porce; to remove physical obstructions; to avail Channing mentions“ intelligence of the highest
self of physical aids and advantages; and all these are not the highest objects of mind, nor do they order”—the thief will have it of “the highest and leraand inteiligence of the highest and rarest order. rarest.” Channing observes that military talent is Nothing is more common than to find men, eminent often“ almost wholly wanting,” etc.—the thief mainin the science and practice of war, wholly wanting tains it to be “ vholly wanting." Channing alludes in the nobler energies of the soul; in imagination, in laste, in enlarged views of human nature, in the to “large views of human nature”—the thief can noral sciences, in the application of analysis and be content with nothing less than “ enlarged” ones. geceraj ization to the human mind and to society; Finally, the American having been satisfied with a us in original conceptions on the great subjects which have orcupied an absorbed the most glorious reference to“ subjects which have absorbed the most sthumura understandings."
glorious understandinga,” the Cockney puts him to The article in “ The New Monthly” is on “The shame at once by discoursing about “ subjects which State of Parties." The italics are mine.
have occupied and absorbed the most glorious of
human understandings"-as if one could be absorbed, Apparent plagiarisms frequently arise from an author's self-repetition. He finds that something he without being occupied, by a subject—as if "of" has already publi-hed has fallen dead-been over
were here any thing more than two superfluous -« ked—or that it is peculiarly à propos to another letters—and as if there were any chance of the ubiect now under discussion. He therefore intro
reader's supposing that the understandings in quesluces the passage; often without allusion to his hav
tion were the understandings of frogs, or jackasses, zs printed it before; and sometimes he introduces or Johnny Bulls. cinto an anonymous article. An anonymous writer
By the way, in a case of this kind, whenever there 'ars, now and then, unjustly accused of plagiarism is a question as to who is the original and who the -when the sin is merely that of self-repetition.
plagiarist, the point may be determined, almost inIn the present case, however, there has been a de variably, by observing which passage is amplified,
or exaggerated, in tone. berate plagiarism of the silliest as well as meanest
To disguise his stolen reces. Trusting to the obscurity of his original, educated thief prefers tying on a new tail at the end
horse, the uneducated thief cuts off the tail; but the e pagiarist has fallen upon the idea of killing i wo - wiib one stone-of dispensing with all disguise of the old one, and painting them both sky blue. it that of decoration. Channing says "order"—the writer in the New After reading all that has been written, and after 17hly says " grade.” The former says that this thinking all that can be thought, on the topics of God der is “far from bolding," etc.—the latter says it is and the soul, the man who has a right to say that he very far from holding.” The one says that mili- thinks at all, will find himself face to face with the ry talent is “not conversant," and so on-the other conclusion that, on these topies, the most profound ra" it is nerer made conversant." The one speaks thought is that which can be the least easily distin- the highest and richest objects"—the other of gui-hed from the most superficial sentiment. the more delicate and abstruse." Channing speaks
Poems of Early and After Years. By N. P. Willis. Illus- | will be foun? to contain much not generally know., 03
trated by E. Leuze. Philadelphia : Carey f Hari. 1 to describe what is generally known better than mw*: tol. Sro.
his precursors in the task. This is a complete edition of one of America's most popular poets, with the old poems carefully revised, and The Consuelo. By George Sand. In Three Volumes. Vi many new pieces added. It is got up in a similar style York: W. H. Graham, Tribune Buildings. with the editions of Longfellow and Bryant, by the same The Countess of Rudolstadt. By George Sand. [Sequlte publishers, and is one of the most splendid volumes of the Consuelo.] 2 rols. Same Publisher. season. The portrait of the author, engraved by Cheney,
The Journeyman Joiner, or the Companion of the Tour is the most accurate we have seen. The illustrations, from
France. By George Sand. Same Publisher. designs by Leutze, and engraved by Humphrys, Tucker, and Pease, are sixteen in number, and in their character
The Devil's Pool. By George Sand. Same Publisher. and execution are honorable to American art. They are
The above editions of the somewhat too celebrate truly embellishments. Fertile as has been the house of George Sand are got up, by our enterprising friend the Carey & Hart in beautiful books, they have published no- publisher, in a style superior to that generally used on Lthing more elegant and tasteful than the present edition of species of literature. The translation by F. G. Shaw, Exc. Willis.
has been generally, and we think justly, commended. The We have written, in various critiques, at such length on
works themselves, and their tendencies and results, bare the merits and characteristics of Willis, that it would be been made the subject of various opinions both bese and but repetition to dilate upon his genius now. In looking abroad. We are not among those who are prepared in over the present volume, we cannot see that the sparkle enter the lists as their champion. The translator himself and fire of his poetry becomes dim, even as read by eyes
remarks in relation to Consuelo: “ That it has not for: which have often performed that pleasant task before. The
fit iranslation before, was doubtless owing to prera. «ıld witchery still abides in them, and the old sweetness, impressions of something erratic and bizarre in the author's raciness, melody and power. That versatile mind, gliding way of living, and to a certain indeniable tone of wide with such graceful ease over the whole ground of “occa
defying freedom in her earlier writings." The censure of sional" pieces, serious and mirthful, impassioned and ten
the moral portion of the community is thus softly and mer. der, sacred and satirical, looks out upon us with the same
cifully expressed : We will not at present add 10 it. freshness from his present “ pictured” page, as when we hunted it, in the old time, through newspapers, magazines, The Last Incarnation. Gospel Legends of the Nineteraih and incomplete collections. We cordially wish the author Century. By A. Constant. Translated by F. G. Saar, the same success in his present rich dress, which he has
Esq. New York : Wm. H. Graham. always met in whatever style of typography he has in
A well printed and cheap volume. vaded the public heart. When the stereotype plates of the present edition are worn out, it does not require the gist of The Scouting Expeditions of M'Culloch's Teras Rangers. prophecy to predict that the poet's reputation will be as By Samuel C. Ried, jr. Zieber & Co. Philadelphia, unworn and as bright as ever.
This work contains a spirited and vivid sketch of the
Mexican war as prosecuted under Taylor. It is full of inA Plea for Amusements. By Frederic W. Sawyer. New
cident and interest, is written with spirit, and illustrated
by a number of engravings. York : D. Appleton & Co. 1 vol. 12mo. This little volume, viewed in respect to the prejudices it
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