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CHARLESTON:

PRINTED AXD PUBLISHED BT A. E. MILLER,
FOR THE PROPRIETORS.

1831

CONTENTS OF No. XIII.

Art. Page

I. Byron's Letters And Journals, - ]

Letters and Journals of Lord Byron, with Notices of his Lite. By

Thomas Moure.

II. Beranger's Poems, - - - - - - - . 42

1. Chansons do P. J. De Beranger.

2. Chansons Inedites de P. J. De Beranger, suivies des Proces. III. The Life And Times Of Daniel De Foe, .... GS
Memoirs of the Life and Times of Daniel De Foe: containing a Review of his Writings, and his Opinions upon a variety of important
matters, civil and ecclesiastical. By Walter Wilson, Esq. of the In-
ner Temple.

IV. Murat's Letters On The United States, .... 102

Lettressur Lcs Etats-Unis. Par Le Prince Achille Mnrat, fils de

L'Ex-Roi de Naples, a un de ses amis D'Europe.

V. History Of The Fine Arts, - ------- 121

The History of Painting in Italy, from the period of the revival of the

Fine Arts, to the end of the eighteenth century. Translated from

the original Italian of the Abate Luigi Lanzi. By Thomas Roscoe.

VI. Steam-engine And Rail-roads, ------- 159

1. Popular Lectures on the Steam-Engine. By the Rev. Diony-

sius Lardner, L L. D. Professor of Natural Philosophy and Astrono-

my, in the University of London, F. R. S &.c.; with Additions; By

James Renwick, Professor of Natural experimental Philosophy and

Chemistry, in the Columbia College, New-York. Illustrated with

Engravings.

2. Treatise on the Steam-Engine. By James Renwick, L.L. D.

Professor of Natural experiun "tal Philosophy and Chemistry, in

Columbia College. New-York.

3. Report to the Directors of the Liverpool and Manchester Rail-

way, on the comparative merits of Locomotive and Fixed Engines,

as a moving power. By James Walker, Civil Engineer.

Observations on the comparative merits of Locomotive and Fixed

Engines, as applied to Railways. By Robert Stephenson and Joseph

Locke, Civil Engineers.

An Account of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. By Hen

ry Booth, Treasurer of the Company.

SOUTHERN REVIEW.

NO. XIII.

MAY, 1831.

Art. I.—Letters and Journals of Lord Byron, with Notices of his Life. By Thomas Moore. In 2 Vols. Vol. ii. NewYork. J. <fc J. Harper, 183J.

THE second volume of Mr. Moore's work is one of the most interesting books in the language. The success of the author is exactly in the inverse ratio of the space which he occupies in his own pages—of which he has, for this time, yielded the almost exclusive possession to the hero of his story. He has, indeed, presented us with the "Confessions" of Lord Byron, made up of the most authentic and least suspicious of all possible materials—his letters, journals and the like relics, thrown off with the impression of every varying mood upon them, and apparently without any intention, or even the remotest idea of giving them to the public. They exhibit, accordingly, without disguise or palliation, a view of his whole course of life during his last residence on the continent. We need not say that the life of which the secret post-scenia and deepest recesses are thus unexpectedly laid bare to the gaze of the world, is that of a man of pleasure—dashed, it is true, with the gloom of a complexional melancholy, or more brilliantly diversified by the mingled glories of genius and literature, and abruptly and prematurely terminating in a high tragic catastrophe—an atoning self-sacrifice, and a hero's grave. A book of this character, it may very well be conceived, will, in spite of its attractions, or rather in consequence of them, find a place in the Imlex Expurgatorius of the sterner sort of censors—along with the "Memoires deGrammont," and the " Amours des Gaules" of the Count de Bussy

Vol. vn.—Nil. 13. 1

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