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from the 'spot where they grew,' with short squeak, and in military order; and that jack-knives are 'raised by a kindred agricultural process. Howsoever this may be, wc are credibly informed that the truth of a statement equally surprising, can be easily established. In Illinois, it is quite a comm
nmon thing for deer, being previously accommodated with a 'bucket full of salt' on their tails, to walk up to a squatter's tent in the forest, turn his fat haunches to the fire, and keep them there, until properly cooked, and then permit a delicious steak to be cut therefrom. They then go about their business with equanimity. In some instances, it is farther stated, they return at nightfall, to furnish forth a 'cold cut.' We have this statement in the hand-writing of Mr. Johx Smith, of Illinois, who resers, confidently, to Mr. John THOMPSON, of Ohio.
ATLANTIC STEAM-SHIPS. – Messrs. WILEY AND PUTNam have issued a small volume of some eighty pages, containing an account of the origin, progress, and prospects of steam navigation across the Atlantic; comprising a plan first published in New York, in 1832, by IThiel Town; an account of the voyage of the steam-ship Savannah, in 1819; a description of the steam-ships Sirius and Great Western, their first voyages, and the festivities on their arrival; scientific and humorous details of the various companies formed, and steam-ships built, and their probable advantages over the 'liners,' etc.; a description of the Columbus, the new quicksilver steam-ship; statistics of the British and American Steam Navigation Company, of London,' projected by Junius Smith, formerly of Connecticut, including a description of the British QUEEN, now being built; and Capt. Cope's steamer, with a full descriptive account of her engine, invented by Phineas BENNETT, of lthaca, etc., to which is added a concise view of the progress of electro-magnetism. The little book is well printed, and illustrated with two wood engravings.
Amidst the natural excitement and enthusiasm caused by the successful steam-navigation of the Atlantic, by the 'Sirius' and 'Great Western,' we trust it will not be forgotten, that to American enterprise and daring we owe the first passage by steam across the ocean. And we of the 'empire state, in particular, have good cause to rejoice, that on the bosom of our noble Hudson rode the first steam-boat that was ever launched on native waters. Mrs. SIGOURNEY, in allusion to this fact, has some spirited lines in the last number of the 'HESPERIAN,' from which we take four or five stanzas, descriptive of a “popular feeling of curiosity,' but not exactly similar to that mentioned in the work before us:
· Who thus o'er the foaming flood doth glide ?
No sail propels her course;
But mocks at the breakers hoarse!
And curling dark and high,
A banner of flame, the sky,
Bore the news where the deep sea rollid ;
And the tocsin of Ocean tol'd.
More close to its grotto the faint pearl grew,
The dolphin turu'd deadly pale,
To tell father Neptune the tale.
But she troubled his quiet breast
At the torch of the terrible guest.'
"The Hawaiian Spectator.' – We have received the first number of a quarterly periodical, thus entitled, and published at Honolulu and Oahu, Sandwich Islands, under the editorial supervision of an association of gentlemen.' The work, in its externals, is every way creditable to the publishers, while its matter possesses great merit. Intending, when our space and leisure shall serve, to devote a page or two of this department to a notice of the work, we content ourselves for the present with an enumeration of its articles. After a few introductory observations, setting forth the wide field intended to be occupied, we have: 'Sketch of Marquesian character ; Marquesian and Hawaiian Dialects compared ; The Oahu Charity School; Female Education at the Sandwich Islands ; Account of the Russians on Kauai; Decrease of Population; Sketches of Kauai; Foreign Correspondence; Phenomena in the Tides; Meteorological Observations, and a Shipping List. Messrs. Otis, BROADERS AND COMPANY are the general agents for the United States. We doubt not the work will command a wide circulation, especially among the religious portions of the community, throughout the Union. WILLIAM BURNS, 152 Broadway.
REMARKS ON The Law of COPY-RIGHTS. By Philip H. Nicklin, Esq., Philadelphia. This little volume has been prepared with a good deal of care, and evinces a thorough knowledge of his subject on the part of the author. His views, however, cannot well be glanced at, satisfactorily, in a notice so brief as this. We had written an article of some length on the matter, in which certain points of dissent from the opinions and propositions of Mr. Nicklin, mingled with sundry enumerations of passages wherein we had the pleasure to agree with him, found introc'uction; but intending ere long to renew the discussion of the copy-right question, in these pages, where its very principles were first entreated in this country, we shall include the work of Mr. NICKLIN among other books and authorities to which we may have compendious allusion.
Foster's COUNTING-House MANUAL. — There is nothing gained in buying a book which merely tells you that three and two make five, even though the author's speculations on that singular arithmetical phenomenon be novel and ingenious; but if a book point out any way of making five dollars, by saring time worth as much, or by teaching us that which would otherwise cost years of experience and labor to learn, in our poor judgment nothing is lost by purchasing that book. The 'Counting-House Manual contains information relative to commercial matters, which is very important to every merchant and man of business. To bankers and brokers the summary of the laws and usages of bills of exchange, promissory notes, etc., will be found of great practical utility. Boston: PERKINS AND Marvin.
'ANCIENT HISTORY' of New-YORK. — The fact may not generally have transpired, that Mr. DUNLAP, so well known as the author of several very popular works, has been for some years engaged upon a History of the New-Netherlands, the Province of New York, and the State of New York, with an intention to publish it in two volumes octavo, each to contain at least five hundred pages, with maps of the city and state, at different periods; the work to commence with the discovery of the country, and to be continued to the adoption and operation of the Federal Constitution. Aside from the general interest of the subject, the author has been put in possession of many interesting documents, which hitherto have not been accessible, and the whole is compiled, we are informed, from original documents and records. We cordially commend the enterprise to the attention of the public.
Ainsworth’s Practical MERCANTILE ARITHMETIC. — The author of this treatise, a teacher of long experience, states that it is the result of much study and attention. The rules are clearly stated, and the exercises and examples are chosen with discrimination. The author has endeavored to follow a straight-forward, systematic course, from a beginning sufficiently simple, to combinations sufficiently complicated, to meet all the exigencies of business. The work is evidently one of great practical utility, and as such we commend it to the attention of teachers, and to all who are interested in the introduction of the best and most improved methods of instruction. Providence: B. CRANSTON AND COMPANY.
Mr. Simmons' LECTURES upon the English poets, given recently at the Stuyvesant Institute, were every way worthy his high reputation. To a manner prëeminently graceful, and a voice rich and flexible, beyond that of any of his profession, whom we have ever heard, Mr. Simmons adds ripe scholarship, extensive reading, good plain common sense, and an admirably-disciplined fancy. When the lecture-season again arrives, we hope he may be induced onee more to take up his abode among us. His success, we hazard little in predicting, will be most ample, and altogether such as his liberal gifts should command.
CAMPBELL'S Poems. — We mentioned, a short time since, that a specimen or ordercopy of CAMPBELL’s poems, with superb illustrations, from a London house, had been shown us, containing, among other rare poetical productions of this eminent poet, three articles, of distinguished merit, which had never before been published. One of these, "The Dead Eagle,' is for the first time presented to American readers, in the present number.
New PANORAMA.-The immense and very imposing circular edifice, in Prince-street, near Broadway, which has recently arisen, almost like an exhalation, will soon be opened for the exhibition of a panorama of Jerusalem, upon the largest possible scale, from the pencil of that accomplished artist and scholar, Mr. CATHERWOOD. It will attract crowded audiences,
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF Design. — The exhibition of paintings at this institution will soon close. It has been, as we learn, numerously attended. It was our intention to have devoted liberal space to a review of the more prominent works of art which compose it, but our limits forbid. This, however, is the less to be regretted, perbaps, since it gives to our distant readers additional matter, in which they are supposed to be more generally interested.
DR. PALFREY's New WORK. Messrs. James MUNROE AND COMPANY, Boston, have published the first volume of a copious work, entitled 'Academical Lectures on the Jewish Scriptures and Antiquities. By John Gorham Palrrey, D. D., of Cambridge University. The last four books of the Pentateuch form the subject matter of the volume, which is executed in a style of great typographical beauty. William Burns, 152 Broadway.
To CONRESPONDENTS. – We beg our friends to bear with us yet a little. Numerous contributions, both in prose and verse, bide their time. Priority, contrast, variety, occasion - these' puzzle the will,' and yet are to be thought of. Hence, favors are often delayed. The last as well as the present number contains articles that have been in our possession many months. Those which have been detained, will go forth with a 'goodly companie, and a rich, we have faith to believe, in the forthcoming TWELFTH