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altered!" But she too is equally changed. Even her old uncle, to whom she owes every thing-who educated her with more than a father's care-is neglected, because his feelings are too honest and open for the artificial society in which she now moves.
The only display of her early and better nature, which we see at this time, is in the grief and remorse which she feels, on hearing of her uncle's sudden death. And we cannot forbear quoting the following beautiful reflections which the author here introduces :
"There are no lessons of kindness and good will that come so home to the heart, as those which are enforced by sudden death. Who has ever lost a beloved friend, that would not give worlds for one hour of the intercourse for ever gone?-one hour to pour forth the swelling affection of the heart to make atonement for errors and mistakes-to solicit forgiveness-to become perfect in self-sacrifice and disinterested devotion? This is one of the wise and evident uses of sudden death-that we may so live with our friends, that come when and how it will, we may not add to the grievous loss, the self-reproach of unkindness or neglected duties."
But, Mrs. Fulton's grief soon vanished. She plunged more deeply into society, and each year their affairs became more involved. Husband and wife were also growing more alienated from each other, in affection, until their conversations sometimes formed a mournful contrast to those which once took place, when they passed their evenings so happily together. At last, extravagance meets with its reward, and Dr. Fulton is ruined. His family receive a welcome, at the house of some warm hearted, though unfashionable, friend of their old uncle; while he himself is forced to separate from them, and endeavor, in the far west, to commence life anew.
Such is the outline of this little story. And we have devoted this space to it, because its influence is so likely to be salutary, that we wish to recommend it. It teaches, so emphatically, that happiness is chiefly dependant on ourselves, and not on outward circumstances.
Much as we like it, however, we must make one objection. Its religious views are defective. There are several conversations on this subject, which sound too much like Unitarian preaching. never quarrel with a book because it is not a religious one; but, if it does talk religion, we want it done in an orthodox manner. This is not the case with the present volume.
8.-Fourth Experiment of Living. Living Without Means. Otis, Broaders, & Co., 1837. pp. 68.
A worthless, trashy, affair, which we notice only to warn our readers not to imagine it from its title, to be written by the author of the book named above. It is probably by some broken down scribbler, who being at the time, "without means," was induced by the
success of the "Three Experiments of Living," to adopt a similar title, in the hope of being borne along in the wake of its popularity. But not a shred of his predecessor's mantle has fallen on his shoul ders.
The book, in fact, conveys no valuable lesson, and contains nothing of interest. It is not worth the shilling which it costs; and will soon be consigned "to dumb forgetfulness a prey."
NOTE. We do not, in this number, fulfil our intention of giving a department to Ecclesiastical and Literary Intelligence. It has been found impossible, in the limited time since the work was determined on, to obtain the requisite materials-in this and other countries to enable us to make the view we wished to present, sufficiently complete; and we prefer to wait till another number.
The life of Oliver Goldsmith, from a variety of sources. By James Prior.
III. LORD BROUGHAM'S NATURAL THEOLOGY.
IV. DIETETIC CHARLATANRY, OR NEW ETHICS OF
1. Dyspepsy forestalled and resisted: or Lec-
2. Means without Living.
V. STEPHENS' TRAVELS.
Incidents of Travel in Egypt, Arabia Petræa, and the Holy Land. By an AMERICAN.
VI. EPISTLES OF IGNATIUS.
1. Standard Writings adapted to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States. Edited by W. R. WHITTINGHAM.
2. Christian Spectator, Vol. V. No. 8.
VII. WAYLAND'S POLITICAL ECONOMY.
Elements of Political Economy. By FRANCIS
VIII. THE YOUNG LADY'S FRIEND.
The Young Lady's Friend. By a LADY.
IX. SLEIGH'S CHRISTIAN DICTIONARY.
The Christian's Defensive Dictionary, being an alphabetical refutation of the general objections against the Bible. By W. W. SLEIGH.