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“Pulchrum est bene facere reipublicæ, etiam bene dicere haud absurdum est.”

NEW YORK:

EDWARD I. SEARS, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.

1862.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1862, by

E. I. SEARS,

in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, for the Southern

District of New York.

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1. THE MEN AND WOMEN OF HOMER...

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1. 'Ouncov Anavra: H. E. Homeri Opera Omnia, Ex Re-

censione Et Cum Notis Samuelis Clarkii, S. T. P. Accessit

Varietas Lectionum. Ms. Lips. Et Vratislav. Et Edd. Vete-

rum Cur Jo. AUGUSTI ERNESTI Qui Et Suas Notas Adspersit.

2. Prælectiones Academico Oxonii habitæ. By JOANNE

KEBLE, A. M. Poeticæ Publico Prælectore.

3. Homeri Carminia, cum brevi annotatione accedunt variæ

Lectiones et Observationes veterum Grammaticorum, cum

nostræ ætatis Critica, curante C. G. HEYNE.

II. FALLADIES OF BUCKLE'S THEORY OF CIVILIZATION......

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1, History of Civilization in England. By HENRY THOMAS

BUCKLE. Vol 1.

2. History of Civilization in England. By HENRY THOMAS

BUCKLE. Vol. 2.

III. BURIAL CUSTOMS AND OBITUAL LORE, ...

63

1. Essays on Epitaphs. By SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL. D.

2. Dart's History of Westminster Abbey, its Monuments and

Epitaphs.

3. A Collection of American Epitaphs and Inscriptions. By

TIMOTHY ALDEN.

4. Burning the Dead; or, Urn Sepulture, Religiously, So-

cially, and generally considered; with Suggestions for a revival

of the practice, as a sanitary measure. By a Member of the

Royal College of Surgeons.

IV. MODERN ITALIAN LITERATURE.....

76

1. Della Literatura Italiana nella seconda metà del Sicolo

XVIII. Opera di CAMILLO UGONI.

2. Famiglie Celebri Italiane del O. POMPEO LITTA.

3. Storia di Napoli dal 1784 at 1825. Del Gen. COLLETTA.

4. Teatro Comico dell' Avvocato ALBERTO Nora. 5 vols.

V. NECESSITY FOR A GENERAL BANKRUPT Law....

97

1. The Commercial Agency Annual.

2. Credit the Life of Commerce. Being a Defence of the

British Merchants against the unjust and demoraliziug ten,

dency of the recent alterations in the Laws of Debtor und

Creditor, with an outline of remedial measures. By J. H.

ELLIOTT.

3. An Act for the More Easy Recovery of Small Debts and

Demands in England. Aug. 28, 1848.

4. Bill to Amend the Laws of Bankruptcy and Insolvency.

VI. Russia. ON THE WAY TO INDIA.....

105

1. The Progress and the Present Position of Russia in the

East; an Historical Summary.

2. Det Brittiska Riket i Ostindien (The British Dominions

in Hindoostan). By Count M. BJORNSTJERNA.

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3. The Russians on the Amoor ; History of Discovery, Con-

quest, and Colonization, up to the Treaty of Peking in 1860;

with a detailed Description of the Country, its Inhabitants,

Productions, and Commercial Capabilities, together with Per-

sonal Accounts of Russian Travellers. By E. G. RAVENSTEIN,

F. G. S., Corresponding F. G. S., Frankfurt.

4. La Russia et les Russes, par N. FOURGUENEFF.

5. Japan, the Amoor River, and the Pacific, with Notices of

other Places ; comprised in a Voyage of Circumnavigation in

the Imperial Russian Corvette, "Rynda,” in 1858–1860. By

HENRY ARTHUR TILLEY.

6. Revelations of Russia ; or, the Emperor Nicholas and

his Empire, 1844. By One who has seen and Describes.

2 vols., 8vo.

7. Les Nouvelles Acquisitions des Russes dans l'Asie Orien-

tale. Le Fleuve Amoúr. Par V. A. MALTE BRUN.

8. Eastern Europe and the Emperor Nicholas.

By the

Author of " Revelations of Russia."

VII. BERKELEY, HIS LIFE AND WRITINGS.

121

1. The Works of George Berkeley, D.D., late Bishop of

Cloyne, in Ireland ; to which are added an Account of his Life

and several

of his Letters. In two volumes, 4to.

2. The Works of George Berkeley, D. D., Bishop of Cloyne,

to which are added an Account of his Life and several of his

Letters to Thomes Prior, Esq., Dean Gervais, Mr. Pope, dc.

VIII. COUNT DE CAVOUR..

140

1. Opere Politico-Economiche del Conte Camillo Benso di

Cavour.

2. Camillo di Cavour. Commemorazione, per CIRCO D'Arco.

3. Camillo Benso di Cavour, dal Professore ROGGERO BONGHI.

4. Discours du Conte de Cavour, et Discussion à la Chambre

des Députés sur la Question de Rome.

5. Deuxième Lettre à M. De Cavour, President du Conseil

des Ministres à Turin. Par M. LE COMTE DE MONTALEMBERT.

IX. TAE MORALS OF TRADE.

153

1. The Industrial History of Free Nations, considered in

relation to their Domestic Institutions and External Policy.

By W. TORRENS MOCULLAGH.

2. The Annual Sermon, preached at New Haven, before the

Board of Missions of the Protestant Episcopal Church. By

the Rev. John S. STONE, D. D., Rector of St. Paul's Church,

Boston.

3. The Philosophy of Trade ; or Outlines of a Theory of

Profits and Prices. By PATRIOK JAMES STIRLING.

X. NOTICES AND CRITICISMS :

Education.

165

Belles-Lettres.

172

History and Biography

182

Science..

188

Theology.

193

Miscellaneous.

199

NEW PUBLICATIONS.

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THE

NATIONAL QUARTERLY REVIEW.

No. VII.

DECEMBER, 1861.

ART. Ι.-1. 'Ομηρου Απαντα. Η. Ε. Homeri Opera Omnia, En

Recensione Et Cum Notis Samuelis Clarkii, S. T. P. Accessit
Varietas Lectionum. Ms. Lips. Et Vratislav. Et Edd. Veterum
Cur Jo. AUGUSTI ERNESTI Qui Et Suas Notas Adspersit. Lip-

siæ. 2. Prælectiones Academico Oxonii habitoe. By JOANNE KEBLE,

A. M. Poeticæ Publico Prælectore. Oxford. 3. Homeri Carminia, cum brevi annotatione accedunt variæ Lec

tiones et Observationes veterum Grammaticorum, cum nostræ ætatis Critica, curante C. G. HEYNE. Lipsiæ.

THE greatest mind that ever mortal had, was, beyond all dispute, that of Homer. For at least twenty-eight hundred years—most probably three thousand-his works have continued to astonish and delight the human race. No great poet has appeared in any part of the world, whether in the East or in the West, in Italy or Persia, in France or India, in England or in China, who has not directly or indirectly drawn inspiration from the inexhaustible Homeric fountain. None except those who have made examinations, of which but few even among scholars are capable, have any adequate idea of the amount borrowed, often without the alteration of a word, by the most renowned of the world's poets, from the divine Homer. What is still more remarkable is, that it is those who have followed him most closely that have succeeded

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