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guished figure in after life. It is adversity which teaches us the importance of relying upon ourselves, and draws out all the energies and re. sources of the mind. Nothing discourages and nothing daunts such men. They feel that time and perseverance will not fail to reward their solitary studies, and gratify their long deferred hopes of distinction. The lives of such men are without any striking events or incidents on which the attention of the biographer is fixed; they pursue the even tenor of their way, contented with the cultivation of the intellectual powers and the distinction which their profession gives them in society.
"The exainple of such men is cheering in the highest degree to those who are just entering on a professional career. Let them learn never 10 despair. II true to themselves and devoted to their studies, under whatever disadvantages of early fortune they may labor-however hard the struggle with want and competition, it will come at last-the noblest and purest of all triumphs, that of an innate energy of soul over adversity and want and neglect. If their studies are commensurate with the almost boundless field of the science to which they are devoted, embracing in the language of Justinian, 'divinarum atque humanarum rerum notitia-justi atque injusti scientia,' they are prepared to act a distinguished part in any of the departments of public affairs, to which they may be called in after life. The profession in the United States has always been the high road to honorable distinction. Many of those who by their intelligence, iufluence and eloquence prepared the public mind for revolution to resist the encroachments of power, were lawyers, who had studied deeply the true theory of popular government. They afterwards were lawyers, who prepared and sustained the Declaration of Independence-and especially those, who devised the admirable Constitution under which we live and prosper, and who were among its first expounders. The profession here deals not only with private rights, and the controversies between man and man-their studies embrace the great relations of the governed with the governor-they regard public offices as public trusts-and discuss freely the limitations of delegated power, and the duties and attributes of restricted sovereignty. The lawyer, who fearlessly and boldly advocates such principles is already half a statesman. The profession in this country have always been, and from the nature of their siudies must always be the advocates and supporters of free government and popular institutions."
The Quarterly Review, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Edited by
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We have received the first number of this new Quarterly, which is published at Louisvile, Ky. It is established by the authority of, and designed to represent the M. E. Church, South, as far as it is theological, but it is also designed to take its place among the literary periodicals and to assume in that regard, a range of discussion as broad as that of literary Reviews in general. The brilliant reputation of the editor will go far to secore the Methodist Quarterly a fair start and there are able and learned men enough within easy reach, to fill its pages with excellent matter. The first number is good, Each number will contain 160 pages-subscription, $2, per an., invariably in advance.
The Literary World. A Gazette for Authors, Readers and Publishers.
Edited by Evert A. DUYCKINCK. New-York: Published weekly, at $3 per annum.
This periodical dates from the 1st of February last. It is a novelty in plan,-designed at once to serve as a literary review and publisher's circular. It is almost as great a novelty, in the spirit, ability and independence with which it has so far been sustained. We have met with nothing in the way of a light journal of letters, to be compared with it, and think we are doing a favor to all who desire a good literary paper, in recommending this to their patronage. Each number contains from 16 10 24 quanto pages.
NEW PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED.
English Synonymes classified and explained ; with Practical Exercises, designed for schools and private tuition. By G. F. Graham, author of "English, or the Art of Composition," "Helps to English Grammar,” &c. &c. Edited, with an Introduction and Illustrative Authorities, by Henry Reed, L.L.D., Professor of English Literature in the University of Pennsylvania. New-York: D. Appleton and Company, 200 Broadway. 1847. 12 mo.
A Practical Introduction to Greek Prose Composition. By Thomas Kerchever Arnold, M.A., Rector of Lyndon, and late Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. Carefully revised and corrected by Rev. J. A. Spencer, A.M. From the last London Edition. New-York: D. Appleton and Company, 200 Broadway. 1847. 12mo pp. 237.
Memoir of Robert Swain. Boston: James Munroe and Company. 1847. 16mo. pp. 259.
Songs of the Sea, with other Poems. By Epes Sargent. Boston: James Munroe and Company. 1847. 18mo. pp. 208.
Shells from the Strand of the Sea of Genius. By Harriet Farley. First Series. Boston: James Munroe and Company. 1847. 12mo. pp. 300.
Schiller's Homage of the Arts, with Miscellaneous Pieces from Rückert, Freiligrath, and other German Poets. By Charles T. Brooks. Boston: James Munroe and Company. 1847. 16mo. pp. 151.
When are We Happiest ? or the Little Camerons. By the Author of "the Boy of Spirit," "he Belle, the Blue, and the Bigot, &c. Second Edition. Boston: W. Crosby and H. P. Nichols, 118 Washington Street. 1847. 18mo, pp. 141.
Thoughts, selected from the Writings of the Rev. William E. Channing, D.D., by permission of the Proprietor of Channing's Works. Boston: William Crosby and H. P. Nichols, 118 Washington Street. 1816. 16mo.
Christianity: the Deliverance of the Soul and its Life. By William Mountford, A.M. With an Introduction, by Rev. F. D. Huntingdon. Boston. William Crosby and H. P. Nichols, 118 Washington Street. 16mo. pp. 118.
Martyria: a Legend, wherein are contained Homilies, Conversations, and Incidents of the Reign of Edward the Sixth. Written by William Mountford, Clerk. First American Edition, with an Introduction, Bos. ton: William Crosby and H. P. Nichols, 118 Washington Street. 1846. 16mo. pp. 328.
Critical and Miscellaneous Essays. By Alexander H. Everett. Second Series. Boston: James Munroe and Company. 1846. 12mo. pp. 475.
Lectures to Young Men on their Moral Dangers and Duties. By Abiel Abbot Livermore. New Edition. Boston: James Munroe and Company. 1847. 12mo. pp. 160.
A System of Moral Philosophy, adapted to Children and Families, and especially to Common Schools. By Rev. D. Steele and a Friend. Boston: James Munroe and Company. 1847. 12mo. pp. 80.
A New Translation of the Book of Psalms, with an Introduction and Notes, chiefly explanatory. By George R. Noyes, D.D., Hancock, Professor of Hebrew, &c., and Dexter Lecturer in Harvard University. Second Edition. Boston: James Munroe and Company. 1816. 12mo.
Christian Consolations. Sermons designed to furnish Comfort and Strength to the Aflicted. By A. P. Peabody, Pastor of the South Church, Portsmouth, N. H. Boston: William Crosby and H. P. Nichols. 1847. 16mo. pp. 312.
Discourses and Addresses, at the Ordination of the Rev. Theodore Dwight Woolsey, LL.D., 10 the Ministry of the Gospel, and his Inauguration as President of Yale College, Oct. 21, 1846. Published by order of the Corporation. New-Haven : B. L. Hamlen. 1846. 8vo. pp. 100.
The Social Spirit of Christianity, presented in the form of Essays. By Rev. A. A. Lipscomb. Philadelphia : Henry D. Moore, 98 Chesnut-street. 1847. 12mo. pp. 140.
An Address to the Class of Graduates of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of the University of the State of New York, delivered at the Commencement, March 11th, 1847. By Alexander H. Stevens, M.D., President and Emeritus Professor of Surgery. New-York: Henry Ludwig. 1847. pp. 16.
A Progressive German Reader, adapted to the American Edition of Ollendorff's German Grammar; with copious Notes and a Vocabulary. By G. J. Adler, A.B., Editor to the Anierican Edition of Oldendorfi's German Grammar, Author of "an Outline of German Grammar,” Professor of the German Language and Literature in the University of New-York. New-York: D. Appleton and Company, 200 Broadway. 1847. pp. 309.
Twelve College Sermons, (Understood to be from the pen of Professor Deems of the No. Ca. University.) Philadelphia : Sorin and Bell. 1846. 12 mo. pp. 256.
A Good Old Age. A Sermon occasioned by the Death of the Hon. John Davis, LL.D., and preached at the Federal Street vieeting-house in Boston, Jan. 24, 1847. By Ezra S. Gannett, Minister of the Federal Street Society. Boston: Wm. Crosby and H. P. Nichols. 1847. 8vo. p. 42.
A WORD OF APOLOGY AND EXPLANATION. The present number of the Southern Quarterly Review, very much to our regret, has been delayed three weeks beyond the time when we had hoped to be able to issue it. It has arisen in part from the fact that the transfer of the Review was not made till after the first of February, and that the present Editor, involved in other engagements, could not enter upon his duties till the middle of February, and so unprepared, that even now he can see little about him but the dust, and confusion, and rubbish of a new undertaking. He will at least pledge his best exertions to bring something of order and system out of these crudities, in due time, and for the present appeals to the patience, forbearance and generosity of the patrons of the Review.
Another circumstance that seriously interfered with the timely issue of the April number, was that we had the promise of an article, on a subject of great interest, which we much desired to present to the Southern public. It has never reached us, having been sent by private conveyance and so travelled to parts unknown. It is a mode of transmission never to be resorted to except in extreme cases,such as warrant the distressed mariner in putting his log-book into a bottle and throwing it into the ocean, in the hope that it may possibly fall into the right hands. The expense and risk of mail carriage are trifling considerations to us compared with the delays and uncertainty of private conveyance.
In conclusion, we trust it is the last time we shall have occasion to apologise for issuing the Review behind its day.
SOUTHERN QUARTERLY REVIEW.
Bulwer, E, L., History of Athens by,
reviewed, 273—character of the
and People of the South, I. Bush, George, Mesmer and Sweden-
low standard of scholarship, 1204 Butler, Gen. William, character and
ties committed by, 477.
273—pre-eminent attractions of, racter of, and injustice done to,
Earle, Capt. Samuel, services of dur-
ing Revolution, 481.
history of Rome, 506.