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southward to die terrible deaths for the pas- The second story is more spiced with
“For courage and devotion to his chief, trious hunters.
this pointer' might have matched a Forty-five We conclude with bringing down a brace clansman; but, like the old Highlander, I of anecdotes which are highly creditable to once saw him show evident signs of superstithe beasts who are the heroines of the re
tion. When ranging a grass field he pointed
a hare, which soon moved from her form, spective stories :
rearing herself on hind legs straight as a “ A party of seal-shooters, last- summer, small gate-post. The dog at once showed placed one of their number on a narrow point evident signs of uneasiness, by breaking his of rock surrounded by deep water. As there statuesque position, looking over his shoulder was nothing to hide him, he stood bolt up- for advice, and twitching his tail most nerright, expecting a stray chance at a passing vously. But when puss,' pursuing her advanseal. When his companions had rowed away, tage, actually paced ten yards towards him, they were followed by a large seal, which all erect as a drill-sergeant, he fairly turned tail, of a sudden spied the solitary being on the and, with every sign of terror, took shelter rock. Instantly wheeling about, it made for behind his master. There were several wit him at its utmost speed. His friends, sus- nesses besides myself to this reversal of pecting the monster, shouted to warn him, nature-viz., the hare pursuing the dog. but he thought they only meant to apprise Most likely her young were near.' him of a fine chance"; he therefore allowed it Poor puss ! Her sagacity reminds us of to come quite close, and coolly shot it dead, the fragment of a line in the “ Truculentus” It was a female in defence of her young, and of Plautus,—“ pusillus quam sit sapiens had he failed in his ain, she would most bestia!" With this illustration of her droll likely have toppled him over the narrow ledge, and drowned him in the deep water. He wisdom, we close Mr. Colquhoun's sporting said, that if he had known his risk, he would records, every page of which has its peculiar in all probability have missed."
and varied attractions.
A LETTER from Monte Video, of May 29th, | tainebleau, M. Bonpland urged the Emperor to brings intelligence of the death of a remarkable retire to Mexico to observe events. A few Frenchman, M. Aimé Bonpland the naturalist, weeks after tendering this fruitless advice he sat who died at San Borja, at the age of eighty-five. by tho death-bed of Josephine, and heard her He was the son of a physician, and was brought last words. Her death and the definitve fall of up to his father's profession, but the political the empire leaving him nothing to desire in events of the early republic compelled him to France, he returned to South America, and beenter the navy. He made a long cruise as a came a professor of natural history at Buenos naval surgeon, but took the earliest opportunity Ayres. Subsequently he travelled across the of returning to Paris to pursue his studies. Pampas, the provinces of Santa Fé, Chaco, and There, at the house of M. Corvisart, he made Bolivia, and penetrated to the foot of the Andes. the acquaintance of a young German of about Being there taken for a spy, he was arrested by his own ago, who afterwards became known to the governor of Paraguay, and was detained a tho world as the celebrated Alexander de Hum- prisoner for eight years, till 1829. On his reboldt. These young men became intimate lease he directed his steps towards the Brazils, friends, and when M. de Humboldt undertook and settled at San Borja, where in a charming bis expedition to the equinoctial regions of the but humble retreat, surrounded by orange groves new world, M. Bonpland accompanied him. and European shrubs, he remained to the day During this journey M. Bonpland collected and of his death, receiving with pleasuro all French classed upwards of six thousand plants, which travellers who visited him. He was the author were then unknown to botanical writers. On of (among other works) “Les Plantes Equihis return to France he presented his collection noxiales (1805), "La Monographie des Melasto the Museum of Natural History, and re-tonies" (1806), " Description des Plantes rares ceived the thanks of Napoleon I., who et de la Malmaison ” (1813), “Vue des Cordilhim a pension. The Empress Josephine was lères et Monuments Indigène de l'Amerique very fond of Bonpland; she made him her fac- (1819), and jointly with M. de Humboldt) tor at Malmaison, and often sowed in her gar- "Voyage aux Regions Equinoxiales du Now den there flower-sceds which he had brought veau Continent."--Examiner. from the tropics. After the abdication at Fon
From The Saturday Review. more convenient place. But the objects of A TALE OF ROMAN LIFE.
grace were not to be baulked. They got a A RECENT number of the Revue des Deux little image, and put it in the place of the Mondes contains a story of Roman life which old one; and this second Virgin began to be deserves attention, because it is stated by the as successful as the first. Her virtue, however, editor to be substantially a record of actual was not permitted to operate long. The Pope fact, and because it illustrates the method of had the chapel shut up, and the entrance that remarkable government which treats its guarded by a detachment of carabineers. It subjects so strangely, and administers to them was rather hard on his subjects that they the chastisements of a paternal love so freely should be debarred from criticising miracles and so unaccountably. This story is an auto- which he had thought proper to stop by an biography, and the author commences by nar- armed force. rating how, under the pontificate of Gregory Almost all love-making, the writer tells us, XVI., he was one night subjected to a domi-begins at Rome in a church; and it was at a ciliary visit from the ecclesiastical police. His church that he saw a young lady whom ba offence was the supposed possession of certain subsequently wooed and won. But even lora forbidden books. To the search of the officials could not persuade him to refrain from those the young student opposed a formal licence, infinitesimal indiscretions which are so serious which he had received from the proper author- in the Sacred City. At a recitation of Dante ities, and which permitted him to read all the censure had ordered that the verse should books whatever except the works of a few be altered, so that the audience might not authors specially excepted by name. The know or remember that a criminal consigned list of excepted authors is very curious. to the lowest hell was an archbishop. PerVolney, and one or two other open adversaries ceiving the alteration, the autobiographer of Christianity, naturally find a place in it, spoke the right verse aloud. For this he was but strange to say, in the midst of a series of arrested, but soon afterwards released. His the loosest writers of loose novels appears fiancee implored him to be more cautious, Jeremy Bentham. That the philosophy of and for a short time he obeyed. But unfor: the greatest happiness for the greatest number tunately he and some of his young friends should seem to pontifical wisdom of an equally were taught the Marseillaise by a Corsican exceptional wickedness and danger with Du- companion, and they proceeded to sing this laure's Courtesans of Greece and Casti's symbol of all that is unrespectable under the novels, is curious. After a serere admoni- windows of the cardinals. The writer had tion, the offender was invited to retire to a just completed all the stages which lead to convent for a week, which he did, and felt the Roman bar, and he was within a week of himself so estranged and cut off from the being married, when one evening he was sudworld that he was stunned and stupified by denly arrested, and shown an order by which his return to secular life, and had to recom- he was to be taken to prison to await his pense himself with an unusual excess of dis- trial. The process resulted in his being consipation. He discovered that the real offence denined to ten years' imprisonment, and be which had led to the seizure of his books was was taken to the castle of St. Angelo. the slighting way in which he had spoken in The rest of the story gives a narrative of a public place of certain miracles which were this imprisonment, and the picture is one that then in vogue, and which were said to be has every trace of fidelity, and yet is 50 wrought by the image of a Madonna which strange and odd that its parts seem scarcely occupied a niche in a church near the arch of possible. The mixture of harshness and of the Cenci
. It was said that the blind were laxity, of wanton indifference to justice, and restored to sight, and the lame walked. The of childish capriciousness in administration, autobiographer assisted at the spectacle, and is utterly unlike any thing in the ordered and saw a woman who had been cured. She was methodical communities of the west. The sitting, and he waited till she moved. For a sufferer was not badly treated. He received long time she persisted in sitting still
, but his much kindness and many indulgences, but he patience triumphed, and he had the irreligious was condemned to waste the flower of his satisfaction of seeing her creep away writhing youth. His mistress was admitted under the in the distortions of paralysis. The miracles protection of his aunt, to see him twice a at length terminated by an alarm of fire being month. Of this indulgence the young couple one day given. Alarmed and irritated with made a singular use. The lady had been the obstacles they threw in each other's way, permitted to visit the chapel of the fortress, the lame and the blind seized their crutches and one Sunday, after mass, she and her and sticks, and began to belabor one another. lover walked up to and knelt before the altar. A great fight ensued; and it was thought They declared themselves man and wife in necessary to prevent a repetition of the scandal the face of the congregation, and in the presby removing the miracle-working image to a ence of the curé. li may be remembered
that this mode of marriage is mentioned in treaties to restore to her her husband. Two Manzoni's Betrothed, and is incorporated as days afterwards the husband was summoned a part of the story in George Sand's Dan- to the presence of the governer of the castle, iella. Such a marriages exposes the offend- and was offered the punishment of perpetual ers to excommunication, but is itself recog- exile in lieu of the five years of imprisonnised as valid, and accordingly the lovers ment that still remained for him to undergo. were now united.
This strange incident He hesitated at first, but his hesitation gave made a stir in a gossiping city like Rome, way to the reflection that in all probability, and serious consequences were threatened, even when the full term of his imprisonment When the lady determined to try a last chance was over, he would be thought too dangerous and obtain an interview with the Pope. It to be permitted to remain in Rome, and that appears that the Pope never grants an audi- in any case he must be an exile from his ence to a woman; but, when he is out walk- country. He therefore accepted the offer, ing, a woman, who has interest enough to get and soon afterwards left the Papal States a chance, may come suddenly up to him. with his wife. Seraphine, after much solicitation, had an The moral of the story cannot be better opportunity allowed her, and she accosted | drawn than in the few words which the edithe Pope as he was walking in the villa Bar- tor of the Deux Mondes has added to it. berini. The Pope was very angry, but she “ We may gain,” he says, “ from this narratook the best step possible. She fainted, and tive for the very reason that it is so simple the Pope could do no less than support her and so destitute of striking incident, more in his arms. It was, as the autobiographer than one hint as to the position and the occuremarks, "a curious tableau." 6. The succes-pation of the youth of Rome at a period very sor of St. Peter held in his arms a virgin- near our own. This want of energy, these wife at the foot of a statue of Jupiter.” The uncertainties and vanities, these useless acts tableau had a happy result, and the successor of indiscretion, the whole of a life thus ruined of St. Peter did not prove himself implaca- for the peccadillo of a student, all this is not ble to a young lady who had fainted so op- only the life and the character of an individportunely, and who, on recovering her senses, ual, is it not also the character and the hisimplored him with the most passionate en- | tory of a people ?”
An English Girl's Account of a Moravian Settle- | miles below Surat, fell in with four blacks who
ment” in the Black Forest. Edited by the Au- had come to the Balonne a few days previous, thor of “Mary Powell.”
and who appeared to belong to a tribe unknown A journal of a residence in one of tho Mora- to white men. They presented the remarkable vian establishments by a former pupil.
The peculiarity of being cntirely without hair, and diary gives a pleasing but somewhat juvenile they stated that neither the males nor females of account of daily lifo at Königsfeld. Much of their tribo had hair on their bodies at any period the matter relates to domestic economy among of life. Their complete baldness gave them a the Moravians, but being embodied in occur- strange unearthly appearance, at which it is said rences and animated by sentiment, it may be the Balonnc blacks were at first very much terrisaid to take the character of mild incident. ficd. These aboriginal strangers said they saw Little excursions, sketches of Black Forest white men's bones and equipments beyond the people, brief biographical notices of young per
river Barrow or Warrego, from which they had sons throwing light upon German manners, vary come. It is conjectured that these remains may the domestic menage. Nay, there is love and be those of Leichardt and his party, and we bě marriage; but so undemonstrative that it comes lieve the whole particulars have been communias a surprise even to the observers. The “Ac- cated to the government, with the view of a count of a Moravian Settlement” is a novelty. fresh search being made to clear up the mystery Whether it has quite stuff enough for the public of the long-missing traveller. at large may be a question.-Spectator.
A NICE DISTINCTION.—Rev. T. Starr King,
a Universalist preacher to a Unitarian congregaA New TRIBE IN AUSTRALIA.—The dis- tion, lately defined the difference between tho covery of a new tribe of aborigines is thus re- two bodies to be this :- The Universalists hold ported in the Sydney Empire :-"A gentleman that God is too good to damn them; and the who, in May last, was at å remote station down Unitarians hold that they are too good to be the Balonne, called Gooec, about one hundred | damned by Him.
The New American Cyclopedia—a popular |out a rather regular succession of works Dictionary of General Knowledge, Edited each of which is advertised to a certain ex. by George Ripley and Charles A. Dana. tent, and then abandoned to its own merits and Volume III. Beam - Browning. New fortune. Others publish few books, but push York : D. Appleton & Co. 1858. them with great energy. The pushing process THERE is no doubt that this is the best en- the press, and the publisher seeks by every
is performed through the facilities afforded by cyclopedia extant for use on this side of the Atlantic, and while it may not be difficult to ingenious expedient to arouse public curifind occasional errors in dates and statistics,
“Among the greatest successes may be no one can say that carelessness is a feature in its execution. Its articles are generally mentioned : Uncle Tom's Cabin,' of whica found to contain all the leading facts for 310,000 copies have been sold ; "The Lampwhich an encyclopedia is likely to be con- Leaves, 70,000; Ruth Hall,' 55,000 ; " The
lighter,' 90,000; Shady Side,' 42,000; Fern sulted, expressed in a clear and direct style, Hidden Path, 'Moss Side, Alone, eaca and free from any speculations likely to give 25,000; Longfellow's · Hiawatha, 43,000; rise to controversy, or add unnecessarily to Life of Barnum, 45,000; · Life of Amos the bulk of the work. The following extract Lawrence,' 23,000; Hugh Miller's works, from the article on book-making gives some interesting facts, which may be nei to most 50,000; Sears's Wonders of the World, of our readers :
100,000; of larger works, ‘Benton's Thirty
Years' View,' 2 vols. 8vo., 55,000; Kane's “ The number of different publishers of Arctic Explorations, 2 vols. 8vo., 65,000, American books in the years 1856 and 1857 paying $65,000 copyright; Harper's Pictowas 385, principally of New York, Boston, rial Bible,' $20 a copy, 25,000; and Goodand Philadelphia. Many books emanate rich's History of all Nations, 2 vols. 8vo, from Cincinnati, and the indications are that ($7,) 30,000. School books occasionally oba large independent trade will, before many tain an enormous permanent circulation, and years, be established in the West. There their publishers compete energetically for the are two departments of the book-publishing market. Agents are often employed at great trade in the United States, pretty clearly sep- expense to visit the various schools for the aated: those who sell books through the purpose of substituting new books for old, re retail stores and those who sell by personal ceiving little or nothing for the difference in application—the makers of what are techni- value; though this ruinous practice is becom. cally called trade, and the makers of sub- ing discontinued. Of Mitchell's Geographical scription books—books which buyers are ex- books there is a probable issue of 1,000 per pected to come for, and books which go to day, and of Davies's Mathematical Series 300,them. The regular trade is divided into 000 were circulated in 1857; of Sanders's publishers, jobbers and retailers. Jobbers
Jobbers · Readers' about the same; and many other purchase from publishers in large quantities, school books have an annual sale of from 20,and, consequently, on favorable terms, which 000 to 50,000. The books of Noah Webster enable them to furnish retailers at the publish- have, however, reached the greatest circula. ers' rates. Retailers are scattered all over the tion. Of the Elementary Spelling Book! country, in the cities and smallest villages ; 35,000,000 have been sold, and its annual in the latter often connecting with their stock issue is over 1,000,000. Webster's dictionaof literature the miscellaneous assortment of ries, of which there are eight abridgments, the country store. Increase of book-selling have had an aggregate sale of nearly 2,000,has led to classification, and the trade has 000, and about 100,000 are sold annually of been gradually separating into several divis- the Primary.' The publication of music ions or specialities, the principal of which are books has been very successful, more espe miscellaneous, religious, scientific, educa- cially collections of church music, or psalm tional, musical, legal, medical, agricultural
, and hymn tunes, glee books, juvenile musical and foreign book-sellers; but the distinction books, and instrumental instructors of all is by no means fixed or complete. Assuming kinds. The Handel and Haydn Collection,' them for the sake of convenience, we may by Dr. Lowell Mason, published thirty years designate still further subdivisions: the mis- since, has passed thr
gh nearly forty' edicellaneous, inclining toward particular classes, tions, and The Carmina Sacra,' by the same as poetry, novels, &c., and the religious rep- author, has had a circulation of about 500,000 resenting the different churches. Beside copies, yielding a copyright of about $50,000
. these, publishers of subscription books may of late there has been a steady and rapid inbe also divided into those who issue books increase in the issue of books in the more ausmall parts, and those who issue in complete vanced departments, such as works on the volumes. The style in which business is science of music, harmony, counterpoint, and done varies greatly. Many publishers get the like, but there seems to be little demand
for musical belles-lettres. In the law and phlets on the same subject. A class of books medical bookselling the United States holds which are occasionally overlooked in comeca high rank as compared with other countries. tion with this subject, are those called cheap The circulation of these books is very large. publications. These have a very large circu
** A peculiar feature in American bookselling Iation, frequently as great as 200,000 copies. is to be found in agricultural publications. The Widow's Walk,' by Sue, and The One house in New York is devoted to this de- Dancing Feather,' by J. H. Ingraham, with, partment exclusively. It ha a list of one no doubt, many others, have exceeded thai hundred different works, by sixty-three au- number. At 25 cents per copy, these books thors, of whom about fifty are American. The are sometimes bought by the public to the exbooks are in good demand, especially those tent of $50,000 each-an amount much be
on horses and stocks; 5,000 of Linsley's yond that paid for works of higher literary **Morgan Horse' were sold in the first six pretensions, published in more elegant style. months of publication; Allen's Domestic In addition to all these, we have the publicar Animals' has had an issue of 12,000, and tions of numerous societies, one of which Dadd's Modern Horse-Doctor ' 14,000. The alone, the American Bible Society, issued, in interest taken in the introduction of the new the year ending April, 1858, 712,114 copies sugar-ranes has exhausted 4,000 of Olcott's of the Bible.- New York Evening Post.
Sorgho and Imphee,' and 8,000 of two pam
“RESURGAM "AND"REQUIESCAT.”-“You as believers in the Christian religion, it became wouldn't do as young Hatherly did, at Hatherly necessary, or was supposed necessary, to render Court, in Gloucestershire, when his father kicked the gospel message acceptable by presenting it the bucket. You know, Hatherly, don't you?” in aspects which should have the charm of "No; I never saw him !” “He's Sir Frederick novelty. While the message itself was new, now, and has, or had, one of the finest fortunes there was no need of this. When a man in the in England, for a commoner; the most of it is full vigor of life, and in tho full luxuriance of gone now. Well, when he heard of his govern- sin, heard for the first time that for his daily or's death be was in Paris, but he went off to deeds God would bring him into judgment, but Hatherly as fast as special train and post horses that there was a means of salvation opened to would carry him, and got there just in time for him by the vicarious sufferings of a Divine Re the funeral. As he came back to Hatherly deemer, his imagination could not fail to be Court from the church, thcy were putting up forcibly struck; and so far as he believed the the hatchment over the door, and Master Fred, assertion to be true, so far it was sure to work saw that the undertakers put at the bottom some alteration at least in his life. But when
Resurgam. You know what that means ?” day by day, from the time he was capable of “Oh, yes,” said Frank. “I'll come back learning any thing at all, he had been instructed (again,
,!!! said the honorable Jolin, construing in these doctrines, when cach now impression the Latin for the benefit of his cousin. "No,' tended to make the whole a matter of course, said Fred. Hatherly, looking up at the hatch- when the very terms in which the information ment; I'm blessed if you do, old gentleman. was conveyed were technical and widely differThat would be too much of a joke. I'll take ing from those used on all ordinary occasions, care of that.' So he got up at night, and he got and when the peculiar language of the pulpit, somo fellows with him, and they climbed up and formal and yet feeble, had taught him to separate painted out “ Resurgam,' and then painted in its religion from his ordinary life, then it would place, * Requiescat in pace;' which means, you occur to him that the great mass of mankind know, 'You'd a great deal better stay where you about him, though called Christians, took no are. Now I call that good. Fred. Hatherly pains whatever to make their practice correspond did that as sure as—as sure as-as sure as any with their belief. These things would react one thing.”—Doctor Thorne. A Novel, by A Trol- on another until the whole got to be held in a lope.
kind of suspense; to be looked upon as a theory
which it would be impious to deny, but unnecesIt is a fact, which some do not hesitate to call sary to reduce to practice; until the ordinary a melancholy fact, but which others look on cxhortations passed over the cars unheeded, and with much complacency, that after the first it seemed quite right to listen to discourses on freshness of the apostolic age was past, and men the Sunday which nobody was expected to think began to bo brought up even from their infancy about afterwards.-Preachers and Preaching.