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and flourishing State of Ohio now boasts of 12,664 schools. deavors, were never able to obtain an undue ascendancy Nearly $200,000 was paid by Ohio for common schools in the over her.” This last assertion casts some doubt on the year 1851."

truth of the commonly received opinion concerning the Such is the record; but there must be some mistake in vanity of Elizabeth. All the flattery those men could offer the figures. If the amount paid by the State be only her, never succeeded in misleading her judgment, or con$200,000, divided among 12,664 schools, it would give but a trolling her sense of the duties of her station. fraction over fifteen dollars to each school. If the sum is, as we believe, nearly $2,000,000, it would only make an TO CORRESPONDENTB.—The following articles are acceptod: average of about one hundred and fifty-eight dollars to each “Nebuchadnezzar's Dream," “ Presentiment," "Lines," school. Is there any young man in our land, worthy of “ To the Evening Star," "The Faded Flower,” “ The De being employed as a teacher, who would serve as a school parted," * To the Faithless," "Away with Care," " The master for $158 per year? We may see from this how in Twins," "Evening Thoughts,” “The Newly Married," dispensable it is to the success of the common-school system, “ Alice Gray,” “Love's Elysium,” “The Miser,” and “Me that the young women of our country should be qualified mory's Dreams." and chiefly employed as instructors of children and youth. Note. Will the editor who sent us the poem commene

ingTHE MARRIAGE RELATION. --Addison has left on record the

“Where are the light and happy hearts?” following important sentence: “ Two persons who have chosen each other out of all the species, with the design to

have the goodness to send us his address! We have lost

his letter, and cannot return the poem till we hear from be each other's mutual comfort and entertainment, have in

him. that action bound themselves to be good-humored, affable, forgiving, patient, and joyful, with respect to each other's

“ The Chase” and “ Lines" are neither of them quite perfrailties and imperfections, to the end of their lives.”

fect. The pieces will do better for a newspaper than for

the “ Lady's Book.” They will be returned. THE ROMAN WOMEN.-A writer in a late review, speaking

The following are declined ; several of these articles are of the Roman women, and their influence during the ex

worth publishing, if we had room: “ The Rainbow,” istence of the kingdom, says: “ From the time of the Sa

“ Lines to a friend,” “ Patience,” “ Bad Bargains," “ The bines to Theodora's conquest of Justinian, women seem to

Return," “ Twilight Musings,” “The Widow's Prayer," have been at the bottom of almost all the memorable

{ To H - " “A Secret hidden in my heart," “Hope," events of Roman history. Lucretia, Virginia, Veturia, F&

“Songs of Triumph,” and “The Forsaken One.” bia, the wife of Licinius, who became, at her instigation, Will F. E. F., of New York, please let us hear from her! the first Plebeian Consul, are illustrious examples of this; and, whatever may be the changes of manners and opinions, as Hume has well remarked, all nations, with one

OUR TREASURY. accord, point for the ideal of a virtuous matron, to the

HOW TO MANAGE THE WORLD. daughter of Scipio, and the mother of the Gracchi.” Who, then, will doubt the influence of women?


WATERTON, the naturalist, who, like Mungo Park, and THE MOTHER.-It has been truly said: “The first being other bold adventurers into lands beyond the sea, passes that rushes to the recollection of a soldier or a sailor, in his for the fabricator of half the marvels he was the first to heart's difficulty, is his mother. She clings to his memory witness, asserts that, whenever he encountered an alligator and affection in the midst of all the forgetfulness and tête-d-tête in the wilderness, he used to leap on his back, hardihood induced by a roving life. The last message he and ride the beast to death. This feat, so much discredited leaves is for her, his last whisper breathes her name. The by the stay-at-home critics, was an act of neither bravery mother, as she instils the lesson of piety and filial obliga nor braggartry, but of necessity. Either the man or the tion into the heart of her infant son, should always feel alligator must have had the upper hand. Il a fallu opter. that her labor is not in vain. She may drop into the Just so are we situated with regard to the world. Either grave; but she has left behind her influence that will work we must leap upon its back, strike our spur into its pantfor her. The bow is broken, but the arrow is sped, and ing sides, and, in spite of its scaly defences, compel it to will do its office.”

obey our glowing will, or the animal will mangle us with

its ferocious jaws, and pursue its way towards its refuge in WOMAN'S INTELLECT.-Mr. Hume, in his “ History of Eng. the cool waters, leaving us expiring in the dust. Either land," speaking of the unfortunate Lady Jane Grey, has the world or the individual must obtain the upper hand. this memorable passage: "She had received all her educa- Happy he who hath the genius and presence of mind of a tion with King Edward VI., and seemed to possess even a Waterton! greater facility in acquiring every part of manly and classi- The greatest difficulty experienced nowadays in accomcal literature." In the conduct of her education, the pre plishing the subjugation of the brute, is to get it on foot, judices against the intellectual character of the sex seem with the view of mounting. Lazy and over fed, it lies to have been forgotten; and history, as it records the mo ruminating, half lost amid the springing grass of its fertile ral worth of this unfortunate lady, at the same time bears meadows, like a Cheshire cow, which, when roused by an high testimony of her intellectual attainments.

occasional impulse of friskiness, goes cumbrously frolickIn speaking also of Queen Elizabeth, a sovereign whose ing round the pastures, without aim or end, save that of principal fault was her personal vanity-and great men its own cork-screwed tail, only to subside anew into the are not always devoid of this weakness of vanity-the apathetic torpor of obesity. What is to be done with such same historian uses the following language: "Her vigor, a world! A prick less penetrating than that of a gond will ber constancy, her vigilance, penetration, and address, not awaken it from its luxurious and self-sufficing ruminamerit the highest praises. The wise ministers and able tions ; day, a stunning blow between the horns is absomen that flourished during her reign, owed all of them lutely indispensable to overmaster its huge, heavy, and their advancement to her choice, and, with all their en- ? powerful organization.

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Between the somnolence and selfishness of the applauding classes, celebrity has become a thing of yesterday! There is neither courage nor energy left in the world to engender a great reputation. As of old the gods deserted Greece, great men are deserting Great Britain.



What is the best of all possible things to be taught? MORAL GOODNESS. That respects God and man; God first, and man second. To infuse into the mind of a child, therefore, love and fear towards God-the perfect-in wisdom, goodness, justice, and power-the Creator, Benefactor, and Saviour, the secret Witness and the Judge—this is of all } teaching the very best. But it cannot be accomplished merely in set times and by set phrases; it should mingle in all the teacher's desires and actions. The child imbibes it when he sees that the instructor feels and acts on it himself. When the youth is untruthful, when he wounds his companion in body, in mind, in character, or in property, then show him that his offence is against God; that you are God's ministers to enforce his laws, and must do your duty. Be thus mindful in all sincerity, judge correctly, adopt no subterfuge, pretend not to think the child is better than he is, but deal plainly and truly, though lovingly, with him; then his moral approbation will go with you, though it should be against himself, and even if circumstances require you to punish him. The voice of conscience residing in his heart is as the voice of God; and, if you invariably interpret that voice with correctness and truth, the child will submit and obey you naturally and affectionately. But, if your government is unjust or capricious, if you punish one day what you pass over or approve another, the dissatisfied child will naturally rebel.

Next to moral goodness is HEALTH AND STRENGTH, soundness of body and of mind. This, like the former, is not what can be taught at set times, and in set phrases: but it must never be lost sight of. It must regulate the measure and the kind of exercise required of the child, both bodily and mental, as well as his diet, air, and accommodations. The regular routine of school duties consists in teaching acts for the practice of future life; or sciences in which the useful or ornamental arts find their first principles; and great skill is required of the teacher in assigning to each pupil an order of studies suitable to his age, and then selecting such books and modes of teaching as shall make a little time go far.

sion, and only attempt the commonplaces, for which they have heard expressions.

For there seems to be, in all finely attempered spirits, & natural modesty, sometimes even a shrinking delicacy, which instinctively forbids exposure of the invisible exer.. cises of the mind and heart, except to the eye of a generous liberality and a tender love: and it is only time for reflection and a fully realized faith, which gives the strength of mind that may separate the sense of personality from the expression of general truth and beauty, and make clear and possible to them the duty of reposing on the intrinsic worth of what is said, and at all events frankly to express themselves.

And is there not a beautiful cause for the modesty of childhood and genius? Is not the ideal, in these instances, more vivid, to which their own actual creation is so painful a contrast, that, if they are forced to attend to the discrepancy, they are discouraged ? It has been remarked that the first essays of high genius are seldom in perfect taste, but exhibit “ the disproportions of the ungrown giant.” This can be easily explained. Genius is apt to feel most deeply the infinite, and, never losing sight of even those connections which it does not express, is unaware of the imperfections of what is seen by others, which is only a part of what is created in its own being. But, if left to a natural development, and unhindered by internal moral evil, the mind always works itself out to perfect forms; while premature criticism mildews the flower, and blasts the promised fruit.

This case of genius is not irrelevant. Intellectual education, as an art, is an embodiment of all those laws and means which the development of genius manifests to be the best atmosphere for the production of creative power. For all minds are to be cherished by the same means by which genius is developed. In the first place, we never know but we have genius to deal with among our pupils, and should therefore always make our plan with reference to it; knowing that the smallest degree of mind is also benefited in its due proportion by the discipline which brings out the highest, and is certainly quenched by those processes from which genius suffers. It would not perhaps be going too far to say, that the period of school education is too early a period for criticism on any original production. There is only one fault which may be excepted from this rule, and that is affectation, a style which proceeds from want of the sentiment of truth. Even this, however, should not be taken up as literary blunder, but as moral evil, of which it is an expression, quite as much as affectation of manners and want of veracity.



BY MISS PEABODY. INSTRUCTORS are not, perhaps, aware how much the art of composition is kept from being developed in children by petty criticism. Children have a great deal to contend with in the attempt to express their thoughts. In the first place, they find it more difficult than better-trained minds do to preserve their thoughts in their memory. For the mechanical labor of holding the pen, of seeing to the spelling, of pointing, and all such details, interferes with the purely mental effort. And even when all this is mastered, and they express original thought, it is like putting out a part of themselves, and they are intensely alive to its reception in proportion to its real originality; and, if it is misunderstood, or its garb criticized, they shrink more than they would at a rude physical touch, and will be very much tempted to suppress their own thoughts on another occar

BY P. J. BAILEY. Ask not of me, love, what is love? Ask what is good of God above; Ask of the great sun what is light; Ask what is darkness of the night; Ask sin of what may be forgiven; Ask what is happiness of Heaven; Ask what is folly of the crowd; Ask what is fashion of the shroud; Ask what is sweetness of thy kiss; Ask of thyself what beauty isAnd, if they each should answer “I!" Let me, too, join them with a sigh. Oh, let me pray my life may prove, When thus with thes, that I am love!

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OUTLINES OF ENGLISH LITERATURE. By Thomas From GEORGE P. PUTNAM, No. 10 Park Place, New York, B. Shaw, B. A., Professor of English Literature in the Im- } through LIPPINCOTT, GRAMBO & Co., Philadelphia :perial Alexander Lyceum of St. Petersburg. A new Ames ROUGHING IT IN TIIE BUSH; or, Life in Canada. By rican edition. With sketches of American literature by } Mrs. Moodie. Parts first and second. Price 25 cents cach. Henry T. Tuckerman, author of " Characteristics of Litera

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Moodie is known as a lady of more than ordinary genius THE CLASSICAL MANUAL: an Epitome of Ancient and attainments, as a writer of poetry as well as prose. Geography, Greek and Roman Mythology, Antiquities, and Chronology. Chiefly intended for the use of schools. Com From HARPER & BROTHERS, New York, through LINDSAY & piled by James S. S. Baird, Trinity College, Dublin, Assist BLAKISTOX, Philadelphia ant Classical Master, King's School, Gloucester. The ob THE HISTORY OF THE RESTORATION OF MOject of the author has been to elucidate the Greek and NARCHY IN FRANCE. By Alphonse De Lamartine, auRoman authors usually read in the junior forms of our thor of the “ History of the Girondists." Volume 2. We schools.

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in Maine, in Vermont, in Boston, and his visit to Spring By A. G. Collot. pp. 1324. We think this the most com

field Armory, are embraced in four neat little volumes, plete and thoroughly useful work of the kind ever pub handsomely illustrated. They contain a great deal of inlished in our country. Such a one was needed. The long

formation, in an agreeable form, for young readers. and successful experience of the author in teaching languages gives assurance that he has well studied the difficult

From GOULD & LINCOLN, Boston, through W. B. ZIEBER, gubject he undertook; his great learning and persevering

Philadelphia talents may be estimated by the able manner in which le

CHAMBERS'S POCKET MISCELLANY, Vol. 3. We bas performed it. Those who study French without a

are always sure that a work from the Messrs. Chambers master, as many do, will find this dictionary an indispensar will be instructive as well as interesting. This series now ble assistant; and, as a family reference, its good print and

in course of publication keeps up the credit of the house, large type will insure it favor. The publishers have done and does credit to the taste of those who prepare it for the their part liberally, and deserve, as does the author, the

American public, liberal patronage of the public.

ÆSOP IN RHYME; or, Old Friends in a New Dress. By From J. S. REDFIELD, Clinton Hall, New York, through Marmaduke Park. This very beautiful edition of the fables W. B. ZIEDER, Philadelphia :of the Phrygian dwarf is another proof of the power of THE KNIGHTS OF ENGLAND, FRANCE, AND SCOT. genius. The wealth of Croesus has not left a trace of its LAND. By Henry William Herbert, author of "The Cavapossessor on earth; but the writings of his servant, Æsop, liers of England." This volume contains twenty-four disare now equal to gold in the hands of their publishers, and tinct stories, written in Mr. Herbert's animated and fascibetter than gold in those of their readers. The volume be nating style, and descriptive of men and manners in a most fore us is a choice specimen of art for children, because the interesting period of the world. engravings are really good. A prettier gift book for the THE POETICAL WORKS OF FITZGREEN HALLECK. young will rarely be found.

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From LITTLE, Brown & Co., Boston :REVIEW OF LORD MAHON'S HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. From the “ North American Review” for July, 1852.

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THE FORTUNES AND MISFORTUNES OF HARRY RACKET SCAPEGRACE. This is a romance which will greatly interest the reader, from the fact that its pictures of real life are drawn with a master pen; and, although those pictures are not always pictures of virtue, they have blended with them such excellent moral contrasts as will render them salutary lessons to ingenuous minds. The name of “Harry Racket Scapegrace," we admit, is rather indicative of a work of low origin; but the most sensitive have nothing to apprehend on that score, for the language is chaste, and the sentiments inculcated by the author such as might be placed without danger before every class of readers, while the wild and exciting adventures of the hero are candidly and justly traced to their true sources. The work is published as a companion to “ Frank Fairlegh.” It has several illustrations. Price 50 cents.

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THE ONWARD AGE: an Anniversary Poem, recited before the Young Men's Mercantile Library Association of Cincinnati,in honor of its Eighteenth Anniversary. By T. Buchanan Road. This is a very beautiful and a very sensible poem on the subject of progress, by a gentleman who has, by his perseverance and industry, made great progress, not only as an artist, but as a poet. There are but few, indeed, of the readers of the Philadelphia periodicals who are not familiar with the name and works of the amiable poet and excellent artist, T. Buchanan Read.

From D. APPLETON & Co., New York :

LITTLE PEDLINGTON AND THE PEDLINGTONIANS. By John Poole. As indicated by the name and authorship, these two volumes of the “ Popular Library" are satirical sketches of life and society; but rarely do we find satire so well sustained, or so little poisoned with personal bitterness. Shooting “folly as it flies" seems the author's purpose, and the arrow is keen and glittering, and always reaches the mark. It is so full of good things, that we could quote the whole, page by page; but we must satisfy ourselves and our readers, if possible, after the fashion of little Jack Horner, extracting a plum here and there.

The chronicler of “Little Pedlington” had travelled; bad exhausted nearly every place of summer resort, when the beauties of this delightful village were brought under his notice by the “Guide-Book of Felix Hoppy, Esq.," and he as suddenly resolves to visit so Utopian a paradise, where illness, discontent, envy, and, indeed, every ill that flesh is heir to, would seem to be forever banished. But, alas! “Little Pedlington” proves to be an epitome of the great world! Social, literary, scientific, and artistic humbugging are rife. Take, for instance, the newly discovered medicinal spring in the Vale of Hentsh, ye patrons of “acid water" and " cod-liver oil:"

"Taken to the extreme corner of the vale. A man busy plapting trees and shrubs about a deep hole. Wondered what that was for. Informed by Hobbleday that Doctors Drench and Drainum-their celebrated physicians, and the proprietors of that portion of the ground-had had the good fortune to discover there a mineral spring, of the nastiest water you ever put to your lips. "I've tasted it,' continued Hobbleday; 'enough to poison a dog! So it will be the making of the place, as they say. But what is to become of Cheltenbam, Harrow gate, Tunbridge Wells, and such places! However, poor devils, that's their affair! Fancied I smelt something like the detestable odor of a tanyard. Peeped through the window of a small shed, the door of which was fastened by a strong padlock. Saw a box of sulphur, a couple of bags of iron filings, a pile of stale red-herrings, some raw-hide cut into strips, and a quantity of bark, such as the tanners use. Wondered what that was for."

The press has also its clever hits. The astonishing amiability of the family where, " In order that things may be toujours tranquille,

They seldom express themselves just as they feel,” is only to be equalled by the peaceful spirit of the “Little Pedlington Weekly Observer," 80 pithily set forth in the motto

From JAMES MUNROE & Co., Boston and Cambridge

A SELECTION OF ENGLISH SYNONYMS. First Ame rican edition, from the second London edition. Revised and enlarged. This work has received high praise from the British critics. The greatest fault found against it is its brevity. Is not this rather & merit? A great book can never become, as this may, the pocket companion of the scholar. And, what is of more importance in our country, men of business can spare time to study this treatise, and thus improve their precision in the use of language; and women will be inclined to perfect their knowledge of words, which it is their department to teach, in the first instance, to each “ rising generation." We think the book will be found very useful.

THE OLD ENGAGEMENT. A Spinster's Story. By Julia Day. There are so many novels nowadays, that it is not very easy to find discriminating phrases to set forth their different style and air. But this is a simple story of do mestic life, and those who are pleased with an easy, unpretending book will enjoy it.

THE UNIVERSITY SPEAKER: a Collection of Pieces designed for College Exercises in Declamation and Recitation, With Suggestions on the Appropriate Elocution of Particular Passages. By William Russell. Another of a series of Reading Books, &c. &c. There is little need of urging the claims of any work by this author on public attention.

“ All parties to please, and all difference to smother What in one line we state, we retract in another;"

but that surely can have no reference to the professedly neutral prints of the day. And here are the advantages of taking a newspaper, set forth in a most unanswerable style

“And pray, Mr. Yawkins,' said I, which, in your opinion, is the greater actor of the two!'

««Why really, sir,' said he, that is a question which it } tish war being sketebed with vigor, particularly the crownis utterly impossible to answer. When I had but one pa ing of Bruce at Scone, the taking of Kildrummie Castle, per to read the Observer"-I was convinced that Waddle and the ever-celebrated battle of Bannockburn. Through was the better; but, since the "Dictator” has been esta } this runs a vein of romance, developing several beautiful blished, and the preference given to Souxel, I am greatly imaginary characters, exceedingly well drawn. It will perplexed.'

take the place of the “Scottish Chiefs" with the present **But have you no opinion of your ownl' inquired I, generation. with some degree of astonishment.

TIME AND TIDE; or, Strive and Win. By A. S. Roe, ** An opinion of my own! Bless me, sir, what an ex author of “James Mentjoy,” etc. etc. We have a special traordinary question! What is the use of reading a news word of commendation for this little volume, the more so paper, if one is to be at the trouble of thinking for one's that, remembering its sketchy, unartistic predecessors, we Belf after all ?!”

expected little from it. We congratulate the author on a We commend the unquestioning faith of Mr. Yawkins to rapid advance, both in management of plot and detail. the reading public generally.

The story is of American life, a natural, beautiful picture Here is a shot at the misnomers now becoming so fre of the faith and feeling still remaining among men in the quent with us, as well as in England:-

quiet of country life, while the tale of a city's trials and “* Why, then, does the gallant colonel call his place an temptations for the young is warningly set forth, Many abbey ?' I inquired.

of the characters are well drawn, and the general moral is « « First, gravely replied Hobbleday, because it's the unexceptionable. fashion; and, secondly, because it 's a small, square, red All the above publications of Messrs. Appleton reach us brick house, standing in a cabbage garden.'

through Henderson of this city. “ The second, being as good a reason as is frequently to be found for nick-naming residences, of similar pretensions,

NOVELS, SERIALS, PAMPHLETS, &c. manors, abbeys, places, and castles, I was satisfied with it."

From Robert E. Peterson & Co., N. W. corner of Fifth The drama has a large share of our author's notice; the

and Arch Streets, Philadelphia: “The National Portrait fine arts, and the rivalry between the votaries of each, are

Gallery of Distinguished Americans, with Biographical capitally portrayed. We should like room for the portrait

Sketches; containing upwards of one hundred and twenty of the immortal Daubson, who requests a candid criticism

engraved portraits of the most eminent persons who have of his pictures, whereupon the following feeling reflection

occupied a place in the history of the United States." No. is introduced

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From T. B. Peterson, Philadelphia: “The Ilustrated a candid opinion of his productions, especially if, in the ex

Old St. Paul's: a Tale of the Plague and the Fire.” By dess of your candor, you temper a hundred weight of praise

William Harrison Ainsworth. The only complete edition with but one little grain of censure? Let mine enemy

ever published. walk through the rooms of the Royal Academy even, in

From Harper & Brothers, New York, through Lindsay & arm with an exhibitor, and try it, that's all."

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Child at Home," “ Josephine,” “Maria Antoinette,” etc. «« Masculine-minded creature l' exclaimed Hoppy, with

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} TO MAKE A FINE CUSTARD PUDDING, mix by degreeg a pint Both. By Henry P. Tappan. Since it has become but "a

of good milk with a large spoonful of flour, the yolks of step from the New World to the Old," it is one which five eggs, some orange flower water, and a little pounded everybody feels bound to take, and to give the public the

cinnamon. Butter a basin that will exactly hold it, pour benefit of their observations. We welcome our friend, set

the batter in, and tie a floured cloth over it; put in boiling down in Chestnut Street, eleven days from Liverpool.

water over the fire, and turn it about five minutes to pre“Were you at Rome?” “Oh yes, certainly, four days!"

vent the egg going to one side. Half an hour will boil it. Time was when four months was little time enough to devote to the Eternal City. Mr. Tappan has managed to

{ TO PROMOTE THE GROWTH OF THE HAIR when it becomes "do" Europe almost as speedily, and does not hesitate to

thin, try the following: Eau de cologne, two ounces; tino give us his individual opinion on all subjects; now moral- ture of cantharides, two drachms: oil of rosemary and oil izing, and now predicting. But, having some freshness of of lavender, of each ten drops. thought and feeling, it is, in a measure, imparted to tho familiar scenes which he describes, in the two elegantly }: TO CLEAN MOTHER-O-PEARL, wash in whiting and water. printed volumes.

Soap destroys the brilliancy. THE DAYS OF BRUCE. A Story from Scottish History. } By Grace Aguilar. The death of this gifted girl has given PREVIOUS to the reign of Charles VIII., the queens of to the public several posthumous publications, edited by France wore white upon the death of their husbands, and her mother. We consider the “Days of Bruce” among the were thus called “Reines blanches.” On the death of tbat best. It is true to history; the stirring scenes of the Scot monarch, the mourning was changed to black.

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