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ecstasy, “ Among all the voices I hear that had become not only a valuable property of my mother.” (Au milieu de toutes les to its author, but a familiar guide to voix, j'ai reconnu celle de ma mère !) students, great astonishment was felt at Next day Lasne relieved Gomin from his the sudden interdict thus put upon its attendance at the bed-side. After a time

The ultramontane party at once the child moved, and Lasne asked him called upon the author to submit patienthow he was. To this he answered, “ Do ly to the blow, and withdraw the book you think my sister could have heard the from circulation, although he has no idea music? How much good it would have on what point it is condemned. On the done her.” Presently he said, “I have other hand, the old Gallican spirit so long one thing to tell you.” Lasne bent down asleep, has risen again to deny the bindto listen, but the boy was dead.

ing force of the decrees of Rome, and to The second day after the decease, the assert the independence of the French corpse was visited, and its identity recog church. Most prominent on this side of nized by above twenty persons, of whom, the controversy, is the Abbé Delacouture five were officers, and four commissaries, of Paris, who has written a very sharp on duty at the post; the majority of those and able pamphlet, showing that the Inpersons certified that they had seen the dex has never been respected in France, Dauphin before at the Tuileries or the that it has often made blunders, and that Temple, and knew the dead body to be there is no reason for admitting its auhis. The physicians who made the post- thority at present. The Abbé takes ocmortem examination, certify to a tumor casion in the course of his disquisition, to on the inside of the right knee, and an bestow many hard blows upon

the ultraother on the left wrist. These tumors had montane school, and especially upon its not changed the external skin but existed great writer, Demaistre. under it. After the examination, the body -A charming and useful little book was buried, but it does not appear certain on the Theory of Painting on Glass, has in what place. There are persons who been published at Paris by M. FERDIcontend for several different localities; M. NAND DE LASTEYRIE, the grandson of Beauchesne is convinced that the true place Lafayette, who was in this country two is the Cemetery of St. Margaret, in Paris. or three years since. But it is a curious circumstance that the -An edition of the works of NAPOgovernment of Louis XVIII, after having LEON I., is to be produced under the ediordered an investigation into the case, torial supervision of Messrs. Lagueronsuddenly stopped it before it had produced nière, Lefebvre, Deuvrier and Paul Lacroix, any decided results.

who have been appointed to that function Such is an outlire of part of the book. by the government. It is to occupy thirty It is to be remembered that the facts de splendid octavos, and will contain a varierived from Gomin and Lasne, have never ty of hitherto unpublished documents. before been published. M. Beauchesne -M. TCHIHATCHEFF, the Russian Geaccompanies them with a fac-simile certifi ographer, has published at Paris the first eate from each, to the effect that the state part of a great work on Asia Minor, which ments of their testimony made by him, are will furnish a complete physical, statistiexact, and nothing more nor less than the cal and archæological description of that truth. We give them without expressing interesting country. The part now pubany further opinion on the question, than lished is devoted to its comparative physithat M. Beauchesne is perfectly honest in cal geography; the second part will conhis conclusions, and that his witnesses tain its meteorology and botanical and will probably be received as trustworthy zoological geography; the third part its by the great majority of the world. geology ; and the fourth its statistical

-A warm controversy is now going on and archæological description. The volamong the Catholic clergy of France upon ume now published is a large octavo of the question whether the decisions of the 600 pages, with engravings and an admiraCongregation of the Index are authoritative in that country. This congregation is -A controversy has been excited in the body at Rome, which pronounces upon France by the publication of a Histoire the orthodoxy of books ; in a decree issued du Pontificat de Clement XIV., by on the 27th of September last, the ban Father THEInER, a priest of the Order of was laid on a work on Canon Law by the the Oratory. This history gives to the Abbé Lequeux, the head of a seminary world many highly interesting new docat Soissons, which had been published uments relative to the abolition of the and in common use as a school manual, Society of Jesus by that Pope, and takes for above ten years, without the discovery the side of the Pontiff against the order. on the part of the heads of the church, This brought out M. CRETIVEAU, JOLLY, that it contained dangerous ideas. As it the author of a previous work on the same

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subject, in which the Jesuits are defended, put into his mouth some language which and the act of the Pope condemned. This the police justly thought improper. Acwriter, now feeling himself bound to con cordingly the publication was stopped till tinue the quarrel with Father Theiner, the author appeared, promised to take pitches into that respectable ecclesiastic out the offensive passages, and not to with considerable acrimony, and overhauls repeat the offence again. Pope Clement and glorifies the Jesuits as – Victor Cousin having been turned before. At this crisis, Father Roothan, out of his professorship, has left metathe present General of the Society, comes physics and successfully resorted to hisin to decline in its behalf the services of its tory, and that of the most fascinating sort. indiscreet defender, and to say that the His debut on this new stage is in a meJesuits will not be held responsible for moir of Madame de Longueville, which any thing in his writings which goes to de for some months he has been publishing rogate from the honor and reverence due in the Revue des Deux Mondes, and has to the Holy See, and that no solidarity now put into a book. He narrates the whatever subsists between him and them. life of that famous beauty and politician

- We learn from Paris that a large with all the clearness and splendor of number of the distinguished Polish emi style for which he is justly famous. If grants there are devoting themselves to he casts no very important" light on the literary labors. Gen. Dembinski has eventful history of the Fronde, its innearly finished his memoirs ; Gen. Chrza trigues, and its warfare, he narrates in zowski is now finishing a large map of the most delightful manner, the varied Poland; Wysocki is engaged on his me life of a lovely, restless and gifted woman, moirs ; Anton Szymonski is writing a who played a large part in the events of history of the Polisa Administration; the time. We confess that we like CouGaszynski is publishing his Travels in sin in this department of literature better Italy; Kosimirski is at work on a Polish than in philosophy. grammar, for the use of French students; Wrobnowski on an Atlas of Europe; Wron GERMANY.-The event of the month. ski has published Historisophie, or The is the publication, by the eminent ProScience of History, in connection with Po fessor Gervinus, of Heidelberg, of an InJand and the Sclavonic race ; Trentowski troduction to the History of the Nincis engaged on a History of Religion. teenth Century. All the governments

-M. Sarous, who last year enriched have been frightened by it; the police have French literature with one of its most every where confiscated it; and the auvaluable recent productions, the Memoirs thor has been threatened with prosecution and Correspondence of Mallet du Pan, has for treason. In fact, whether he shall unjust produced the first two volumes of dergo that infliction, is yet to be decided another curious and interesting work, by the jurists of Mannheim, to whom the called Histoire de la Literature fran- Government of Baden has referred the çaise à l'etranger depuis le commence question of his guilt. Gervinus has hitherment du dix-septième siècle. It compre to belonged to the moderate party in pohends both those French authors who litics. In this book, he declares himself a have written in foreign countries, and democrat. He argues that the English foreign authors who have written in system of constitutional monarchy with France in the French tongue.

aristocracy, is not only a logical inconsist- There appeared in France in 1852 of ency, but is impossible for Germany, and original works 8,261, of which 474 were the only permanent and peaceful Constischool books and prizes for schools. The tution for that country, must be that of a imperial printing office and the other democratic federal republic like the United printing offices of Paris turned out 4,321 States. The historical end of absolute books and pamphlets, the provinces 3,925, monarchy is to break down aristocracies, and Algeria 15. This includes 164 jour- and clear the way for democratic institunals, of which 40 belong to the provinces, tions. That end it has subserved and is besides maps, musical publications, &c. subserving in Germany, but the attempt

-We have had the honor to read one to transform it upon the English plan will number of M. ALEXANDER Dumas's prove futile. In England, the existing Isaac Laquedem, and find it neither system comes from the special and irreworse nor better than the common run of gular history, and the isolated, insular pohis early novels. Isaac is the Wandering sition of the country; while the system of Jew under a new form, or, at least, one the United States is founded upon universal of his near relatives or heirs. M. Dumas reason, and may be adopted every where, has been in trouble with the police of by any free people. Germany, he holds, Paris about this book. He introduced will surely come to it. The book is writthe Saviour as one of its characters, and ten in an abstract German style, but it

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has a great effect on the thinking classes, Hegelian philosophy, as held and taught and is very extensively circulated, not by its author, attributes personality to withstanding its prohibition.

the absolute. Rosenkranz contends that - Die Könige (The Kings), by Pro it does; that those who, like Ruge, Feuerfessor Heinrichs of Halle, is a history bach, and Bruno Bauer, have made it a of monarchy as an institution, and is doctrine of atheism, have been guilty at written entirely in the interest of mon once of logical inconsequence and of injusarchical ideas, and against republicanism. tice to their master; and that the idea of The theme is treated, according to the a personal God is not inconsistent with German method, with a great deal of phi either the fundamental principles or the losophy, and if any body desires to know method of that philosophy. That idea more of it, let him procure and read it if Rosenkranz attempts to put in its proper

place as a part of the system, and herein -Marriage as it existed among the mainly consists the proposed reform. Greeks, is the subject of a book lately - Die Maikönigin (The May Queen), published at Munich by Mr. Von Lafaulx, by WOLFGANG MÜLLER, is a charming called Zur Geschichte und Philosophie tale of rustic love, with German peasants der Ehe bei den Griechen. It demon for its heroes. It is told in graceful strates that purity of morals and conjugal rhymes, and is not unworthy to be read fidelity prevailed among the early Greeks, even after the master-piece of Goethe, and that the corruption of later times was Hermann and Dorothea. introduced and perfected gradually. Some -ADOLF Hifter has published, at of the jokes and sneers about women Perth, another volume of his delicate and which were current during the transition,

beautiful stories. This one is called Ein are amusing enough as given by our au Fest Geschenk (A Festal Gift). thor. Socrates, who notoriously had a -HENRY HEINE, whose health had hard time of it in his domestic relations, somewhat improved, is now worse than said that to remain single was bad, but to ever, but without any prospect either of marry was no better. Hipponax knew recovery or of speedy release by death. of but two happy days in marriage, the His sufferings are said to be intense and wedding-day and the day of the wife's constant, but his mind is as clear and death. Simonides held that the nature brilliant' as ever. His work on Paris, of women was a conglomerate of the na which, it has been reported, would soon ture of animals. But without going into be published, will be held back till after these profane details, we can commend his death. this essay to the attention of the students -Quickborn is the title of a collection of conjugal institutions.

of poems of peasant life in Schleswig Hol- Musikalische Charakterköpfe (Mu stein and Denmark, by Klaus Groth, a sical Portraits), is worthy the attention new but genuine poet, who writes in the of the critics of the daily or other jour Low German dialect. We commend his nals, who desire to write learnedly upon book to every student of the poetic literathe features of concert programmes, and ture of that country. the works of the obscure as well as the - DR. UNGEWITTER, who published in famous composers. The author, Mr. W. this country some two years since an exH. Riehl, comes to his task with thor cellent compendium of European History ough study and genuine affection for his and Statistics, has just brought out at heroes. His sketches are the more inter Erlangen, a work on Australia, which is esting from being presented in parallels. well spoken of by the German critics. Thus Cherubini and Spontini serve to - Christian Lammfell is a five volbring each other's characteristics and ge ume novel by Karl von HOLTEI, whose nius into distinct relief. Hasse is follow poems are well known to students of Gered by Meyerbeer ; Bach is contrasted with man literature. The present work has Mendelssohn, and the modern tribe of rather more talent and less artistic finish. piano virtuosos and composers are served It is agreeable reading in parts, but tedious up in the same manner. The sketches as a whole. are historical as well as critical, and enli -The Poems of Luis PONCE DE LEON, vened by a vein of spicy satire.

of which we have some memorable speci-Prof. ROSENKRANZ, who last year mens among Longfellow's translations, published a System of Science, wherein he have all been rendered into German, and aimed at a reform of the Hegelian philoso- published at Munster. The translators phy, has felt himself constrained to is are: E. B. Schlüter and W. Horck. The sue a further exposition of his views in a original Spanish is given with the transpamphlet addressed to Dr. J. A. Wirth, lations, which are generally true, but far one of the critics of the former work. The inferior to Longfellow's in felicity, flow, great point in controversy is whether the

and beauty.

-SEIBOLD, the German savan, who tales

upon the adventures of Bothwell in lived long in Japan, and whose work on that country, after his flight from Scotthat country is the most complete and land in 1567 ; a new volume of poems by authentic ever published concerning it, is CHRISTIAN WINTER, and some new stories about to leave Boppart, where he has been by ANDERSEN. The list of productions in residing for some years, to go to St. religious literature is also said to be very Petersburgh, where he has been offered

rich at present. an advantageous position.

- Der Gertreue Ritter (The True Knight), is a posthumous romance, by The Department of Practical Art, MEINHOLD, the author of the Ařber at Marlborough House, presents a rich Witch, which the son of the author has collection of casts, amounting in numlately published in Germany. The scene ber to upward of 1500. Among them, is laid in the time of the Reformation. according to the report lately issued, are The book, which is written in the antique 490 Greek and Roman specimens, 220 style, is incomplete, and the part which is Medieval, Saracenic and Gothic, and 270 finished is not equal to the former pro figures, busts and masks. The earliest ductions of the same pen.

specimens of Renaissanic ornament are ITALY.—The members of the Society from the bronze gates of Lorenzo Ghiof Jesus publish at Rome a very able berti, made for the baptistery of St. John periodical, called the Civilta Catholica, at Florence, between the years 1403 and in which political and economical, as well 1425 ; and specimens from the Roman as religious, questions are treated with Cancelleria Apostolica, or the Campo skill and intelligence, though always, of Fiori, built for the Cardinal Riario, by course, with a view to the interests of the Bramante, in 1495. Other specimens are Order and the Church. The Reformation from the Château de Gaillon in Normandy and the states which favor Protestantism, which was restored in the revived Italian especially England and Prussia, are thé style by Cardinal d'Amboise, Minister of subjects of its constant attacks, and even Louis XII. Beside these, there are many Russia is not omitted from the list of very valuable specimens, alike interesting powers that hold revolutionary and he to the lover of the arts and the antiquary. retical principles, and must be converted or - The Queen having graciously recomoverthrown. Among the more notewor mended the prayer of the Engravers to thy articles that have already appeared, be made eligible to the grade of Academiis one “On the Reproduction of old cian, the Royal Academy has determined Utopian Dreams in Italy;" one On upon the admission of a certain number Political Economy, and the influence of of these artists to the full honors of the constitutionalism upon it;" and one “On Institution. The event is hailed with joy Secret Societies.” Most remarkable, per by the class whom it most largely interhaps, is a historical romance called the ests, for the exception has been deemed inHebrew of Verona, from the pen of the vidious and disparaging. Jesuit Father BRESCIANI, which first ap —The Society of Arts, entering with peared in the Civilta Catholica, where the present year upon its Centenary, its sequel is now being completed under offers a variety of premiums for useful the title of Lionello. The Ebreo has had inventions. Among the desired objects a great success in Italy, several editions is an unguent suitable for the lubrication having been published in different cities of machinery. Though seemingly a matof the peninsula. The scene is laid in Ita ter of minor importance, this subject is ly amid the period of agitation and revolu one of high interest to mechanics, and tion from 1846 to 1849, and it is written there will be a brisk competition by rival in an admirable style, whatever may be claimants. There is no material now thought of its doctrines.

employed which is free from consideraDENMARK.- Among the noticeable nov ble expense and greater grossness. elties in Danish literature, says a corres -A pension of £200 per annum has pondent of the Morning Chronicle, is a been bestowed upon Mr. J. R. Hind, translation of Dr. King's Aushar; a the indefatigable astronomer, a famous brilliant new poem by PALUDAN MULLER, man for discovering planets. This tricalled The Aix Saila and the Atheist, bute is thought to be owing to the infull of satiric strokes and deep religious fluence exerted by the Earl of Rosse. feeling; Dante, a tragedy by O. K. Fil The labors of Mr. Hind have contributed LOLBECH; Nature and Human Life, an many valuable results to the cause of asadmirable historical and statistical de tronomical research. It is noticeable, by the scription of the three Scandinavian King way, that a number of the planets which doms and of England, by A. C. MEINERT; have lately been discovered by Mr. Hind, Count Bothwell in Norway, a series of were simultaneously observed in this

country by Mr. W. C. Bond, the veteran obtained from the Pacha, and great quanDirector of the Observatory at Cam tities of curiosities have been exhumed. bridge, Mass.-Mr. Hind has just issued a Some of the ancient earthenware vessels calculation upon the expected Great Comet, are of very diminutive size. The street which, he concludes, should again reach is upward of sixteen hundred yards in its perihelion on the 2d of August, 1858 ; length-nearly one mile. It is straight, the revolution belonging to the major axis and when lighted at night is said to preat that epoch being 308,784 years. Per sent a magnificent spectacle. The speciturbing causes, however, may occasion an mens recovered have been in part buried uncertainty in time of two years, so that in the sand to insure their preservation. this calculation holds good from 1858 to The narrative of this discovery is quite the early part of 1860.

remarkable, and we shall look with inter- The expedition to Central Africa, un est for additional particulars. If another der Drs. Barth and OVERWEG, is pro Nineveh shall be exhumed in the heart of gressing. Dr. Barth has explored a por Egypt, have we a LAYARD who will follow tion of the Kingdom of Baghirnic, be its mysteries to their full solution ? tween Lake Tsad and the Upper Nile, -Among the deaths which have ocnever before visited by a European ; and curred during the month is that of Prof. succeeded in reaching Masena, the capital, SEARS C. WALKER, a distinguished Amera town situated on the river Shary or ican Astronomer. Prof. WALKER some time Asu, which has a direction due north and since became insane, in consequence of south, and subsequently runs into Lake too long-continued mathematical applicaTsad. A large amount of valuable in tion, and had but just recovered when he formation respecting the history, geogra was seized by the illness which proved phy, and ethnography of this interesting fatal. He died on the 30th January, at region is said to have been obtained. The the residence of his brother, Judge WALKtwo travellers propose to make another ER, near Cincinnati. His contributions attempt to explore the countries on the to American Science are exceedingly valueastern side of Lake Tsad, direct from able, and no labors will be more highly Korka, and will proceed thence to the In regarded than the results of those remarkdian Ocean.

able powers of calculation which he was - At Alexandria, some ruins have able to bestow upon scientific problems. lately been discovered, which are be - We notice among the list of new lieved by some to be relics of the Alexan inventions, a medical instrument called drian Library. The specimens consist of the Thermascope, which promises to be ordinary bricks, calcined earth, and other useful. It is the contrivance of Dr. indications of a large structure, with evi Spurgin, of London, and is intended to dences of the presence of fire at a remote indicate the variations of temperature in period. Lieut. NEWENHAM, Admiralty the human body. Agent, has taken to England some drawings from sculptured blue-granite stones

MUSIC. found among the rubbish, representing a The two musical events of the past winged sphere surmounting a baboon-like month have been the fashionable charity figure in a sitting posture. Below, are concert of Madame Sontag, and the first apfigures supposed to represent the kings, pearance of Gottschalk, the young Creole and accompanied by hieroglyphics. pianist. The first, which took place at

-The last Indian mail steamer, noticed Niblo's Saloon on the 19th of January, in the English journals, conveys some was all that a handsome room crowded highly interesting intelligence of the dis with the fashion of the city in eveningcovery of a long-buried city, named Sacck dress, a lady-like and charming singer, areh, near the first cataract of the Nile, and due homage of flowers, smiles and and five hours' ride from Cairo. The applause, with the sweet satisfaction of discovery was entirely accidental, and ac eating your cake, and having your cake cording to the brief accounts received, (for such is the philosophy of charity came about as follows: An Arab obsery balls, dinners, &c.), could make it. It ing the appearance of an object above the was precisely the place and the occasion ground, resembling the head of a sphinx, for the accomplished singer, and whoever brought the news to a French gentleman, heard Sontag that evening heard her unby whom excavations were commenced der the best possible auspices. After each with a view to further investigations. A long of her songs a little girl presented her a street has been laid open, containing thirty basket full of flowers, and certainly full, eight granite sarcophagi, each weighing also, of the warm admiration of all who about sixty-eight tons, and all evidently in listened, After each presentation the tended to receive the ashes of the sacred young Hebe who, with such pretty proanimals. A grant of the locality has been priety, poured out such libations of praise,

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