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The Pictorial History of England ; being a History of the People, as

well as a History of the Kingdom. Illustrated with many Hundred Wood-cuts of Monumental Records ; Coins ; Civil and Military Costumes ; Domestic Buildings, Furniture, and Ornaments ; Cathedrals, and other great Works of Architecture; Sports, and other Illustrations of Manners; Mechanical Inventions ; Portraits of Eminent Persons; and Remarkable Historical Scenes.

We have paid considerable attention to this truly meritorious work, from the appearance of the first part down to the seventeenth, which brings the historian to about the middle of his labours, or a little beyond the extraordinary reign of Henry VIII. We are thus enabled to state, that an exceedingly good plan has been worked out with much industry and spirit, and a very rare impartiality. The plan indeed is excellent, embracing many of the most interesting facts connected with our history as a people, and which have been generally neglected, or passed over very briefly, by our historians. Each book embraces a determinate period, and contains, in addition to a very full narrative of civil and military transactions, a chapter on the history of religion-a chapter on the progress of the constitution, government, and laws-a chapter on the progress of the national industry-another on the history of literature, science, and the fine arts—another on manners and customs, and a seventh, and an exceedingly interesting one, on the history of the condition of the people. The illustrations are numerous and beautiful, serving to convey a deal of useful information. An idea may be formed of the liberal hand with which they are given when we state, that in the first twelve parts, which form one thick volume, there are no fewer than five hundred and twenty-four wood-cuts of various kinds. It has been the object of the conductors of the work to take these illustrations as nearly as possible from pictures, sculptures, coins, or other works of the period which they are employed to explain. The PICTORIAL History thus lays before the public many curious and quaint things which were not to be met with except in a very expensive shape, and not a few from illuminated MSS. and other precious relics in the British Museum, and other reposi. tories, which, as far as our knowledge goes, have never been published in any shape. Some of these old things are wonderfully full of meaning and character. Taken collectively, they are in themselves a little history of the progress of art in Great Britain. On the whole, we scarcely know a work more likely to excite the attention of the young.

The book is so remarkably cheap, that a hope may be entertained of its finding its way into every respectable house in the kingdom. The literary part of the work has a claim much more ample notice an we can now afford it; but we may take an early opportunity of returning to the subject, or at least to some portion of it more particularly distinguished by its novelty and excellence.

Railroadiana. A New History of England; or Picturesque, Biogra

phical, Historical, Legendary, and Antiquarian Sketches, descriptive of the Vicinity of the Railroads. First Series.

With a Map and illustrations. London and Birmingham Railway.

A useful little book as far as it goes, exhibiting at one view the chief objects of attraction right and left of the line, as far as Stoney Stratford.

The title is a great deal too ambitious, and the execution is not quite so good as the idea. A railroad history of England will hardly do, unless it be done by very different steam from that got up on the present occasion. What the book really is, is a guide-book, enlivened with a few anecdotes. As such, it may suggest a very pleasant trip, and direct and amuse the traveller while he is about it.

LIST OF NEW PUBLICATIONS. Dewar's (the Rev. Dr.) Evidences of Divine Revelation, 12mo. 78. 6d. Carr's (T. S.) History and Geography of Greece. 12mo. 7s.6d. Osborne's Grand Junction Railway Guide. Royal 18mo. 3s. 6d. The Chatham Correspondence. Vol. I. 8vo. 188. Incidents of Travel in Egypt and Arabia. By George Stephens. 2 vols. post

8vo. 15s. Notes on Naples and its Environs, &c. Post 8vo. 9s. Relics of Elijah. By Dr. Krummacher. 18mo. 2s. 6d. Questions on the Epistles. 18mo, 2s. Christ our Example. Sixth Edition. 12mo. 6s. Hoary Head and the Valleys Below. By Jacob Abbott. Fcap. 38. 6d. Vindication of the Book of Genesis. By the Rev. F. De Johnsone. 8vo. 10s. 60. Bible Thoughts, extracted from Caryl. 32mo. 2s. How to Observe: Morals and Manners. By Miss Martineau. Post 8vo. 8s. 6d. The Singing Master. Second Edition. 8vo. 10s. 6d. The Book of Family Crests. 2 vols. fcap. 21s. A Brother's Gift to a Sister. Edited by R. D. Walker. Fcap. 5s. Crusts for Chickens, &c. 18mo. 2s. Little Crumbs. 18mo, 1s. The Peep of Day. Fifth Edition. 18mo. 3s. Family Prayers for the Use of Young Persons. New Edition. 12mo. 2s. Southey's Poetical Works. Vol. X. Fcap. 5s. Tbe Doctor. Vol. V. Post 8vo. 10s. 6d. Macartney on Inflammation. 4to. 15s. Doering's Horace. Second edition. 8vo. 18s. Hawker's Instructions to Young Sportsmen. New edition. 8vo. 21s. Williams's Euclid. New edition. 8vo. 10s. 6d. Uncle Oliver's Travels in Persia. Vol. II. 18mo. 4s. Lamartine's Souvenirs en Orient. New edition. 2 vols. 18mo. 12s. Carey on the Credit System. 8vo. 3s. 6d. Gathercole’s Letters to a Dissenting Minister, 18mo. 4s. 6d. Elementary Latin Class-Book. By M, Thornborrow. 12mo. 2. Prout's Hints on Light and Shadow. 4to. 42s. Lectures on Theology. By I. Dick, D.D. Second edition. 4 vols. post 8vo. 30s. The Steam Engine. By Hugo Reid. Fc. 4s. Geography Simplified. Second edition. 18mo. 2s. Blackett on the Use of the Spirit Level. 8vo. 8s. Lyell's Elements of Geology. 12mo. 10s. 6d. Letters from Ireland. By C. Elizabeth. 8vo. 8s. 6d. Essays on the Church. New edition. Fc. 3s. 6d. Dale's Companion to the Altar. Fcp. 4s. Brougham's Speeches, with Historical Introduction. 4 vols. 8vo. 48s. Mendelssohn's Jerusalem, translated by M. Samuel, 2 vols. 8vo. 20s. The Dying Soldier. By Rev. W. Sinclair. 18mo. 13. 6d. Thoughts on the Responsibility of Man. By E. Meek. Fcp. 3s. 6d. A Scripture Catechism. By E. W. 18mo. 2s. The Book of Psalms, arranged for Family Devotion. 8vo. 10s. 6d. Draper's Bible Stories. Third Series. 32mo. 1s. Ed. My Three Aunts. By Mrs. Jerram. 16mo. 1s, 6d. James's Life and Times of Louis XIV., Vols. III. & IV. 8vo. 28s. Beck's Medical Jurisprudence. Sixth edition. 8vo. 21s. Raikes's Visit to St. Petersburgh, the City of the Czar. 8vo. 12s.

Sept. 1838.-VOL. XXIII.----N0. LXXXIX,

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The Spirit of the East, Journal of Travels through Roumelia. By D. Urquhart. 2

vols. 8vo. 28s. The Call upon the Church. By Rev. W. Nicholsou and W. Roberts, Esq. 8vo.

78. 6d. Not Tradition but Revelation. By P. N. Shuttleworth. Fcp. 3s. 6d. Parkinson's Hulsean Lectures, 1837. 8vo. 9s. Potter on Church Government. New Edition. 12mo. 4s. Alexander's (Captain J. E.) Expedition of Discovery into the Interior of Africa.

2 vols. Post 8vo. 218. Loudon's Suburban Gardener. 8vo. 20s. Botany : Library of Useful Knowledge. 8vo. 4s. Geology as a Science. By John Rooke.' 12mo. 6s. Griffith's Lectures on Confirmation. Second edition. 12mo, 3s. 6d. The Child's Own Bible. Old Testament Series Royal 8vo. 12s. 68. New Duty of Man. 8vo. New Edition. 9s. Model Lessons for Infant Schools. Fcap. 38. Tableau of the Procession at Queen Victoria's Coronation. 14s. bds. ; 21s, on roller. Major's Latin Grammar. Fourth Edition. 12mo. 2s. 60. Memoirs of a Prisoner of State. Translated by F. Prandi. 8vo. 10s. Tbe Gradational Spelling-Book. By J. Fellows. 18mo. 1s. 6d. Stevenson's Civil Engineering of North America. 8vo. 12s. Britton's Dictionary of Architecture. Royal 8vo. 56s. Henderson's Arithmetical Architecture of the Solar System. 12mo. 1s. 6d. Blacklock's Treatise on Sheep. 18mo. 2s. 6d. Archbold's Criminal Law. By Jarvis. New Edition. 12mo. 19s. Nugent's French Directory. Square, New Edition. 78. Plain Advice to all Persons on going to Law. 18mo. 2s. Bonnycastle's Arithmetic. By Rowbotham. New edition. 12mo. 3s. 6d. Trimmer's Ancient History. New edition. 18mo. 2s. 6d. Beauties of the Isle of Wight. 18mo. 3s. The Oakleigh Shooting Guide. Third Edition, 8vo. 7s. 6d. Democracy in Modern Communities. By M. G. Guizot. 8vo. 2s. 6d. Freeling's London, Liverpool, and Manchester Railway Companion. 18mo. 58. Robins's Coronation Procession of Queen Victoria. 9s. Scottish Land Tourist's Pocket Guide. Third edition, 32mo. 2s. 6d. Paul on the Ringworm. Imp. 8vo. 6s. Spratt's Obstetric Tables. New edition. 21. 5s. Wallace's Treatise on Venereal. New edition. 8vo. 12s. Wardroper on the Structure, Diseases, and Treatment of the Teeth. 8vo. 3s. Spooner's Panorama of the Queen's Coronation Procession. 6s. plain ; 12s. col. ('urrie's Practice of Homeopathy. 8vo. 9s.

LITERARY NEWS.WORKS IN PROGRESS.

Miss Burdon's new work, “ The Lost Evidence,” is expected to appear about the end of the month.

A New Quarterly Work, entitled “ The Isıs," is in preparation, to be conducted by Members of the University.

Mrs. Jameson has, we understand, made considerable progress in the printing of her new work, WINTER STUDIES AND SUMMER RAMBLES," for which the Public will, no doubt, look with the anticipations they are accustomed to feel for every new production from this charming writer,

A volume of Poems, entitled “Tranquil Hours," from the Pen of a Lady, is near completion.

Mr. Lodge bas just published a new edition of bis valuable Peerage, including the newly created Peers.

A new Edition of Mrs. Jameson's “ DIARY OF AN ENNUYEx” is just ready. This popular volume, apart from its other merits, is one of the most interesting Guides ne possess for the Continental Tourist.

A Fourth Edition of Sir George Stephens' “ ADVENTURES OF A GENTLEMAN IN Search Of A Horse,” will be published in a few days.

A New Edition of “ Mayer's SportsMAN'S DIRECTORY" is in the press.

Mr. Howard, author of “ Rattlin the Reefer,” “ The Old Commodore,” &c., is engaged on the “ Memoirs of Sir SIDNEY SMITH," to be comprised in 2 vols. 8vo, with plates.

THE COMMERCIAL RELATIONS OF THE COUNTRY.

A steady revival appears to be taking place in our manufactures, though this cannot be fully felt until the return of our accustomed export trade. Last month we had to notice the complete establishment of steam navigation between this country and America, promising the most important results. A kindred event has now to be mentioned within our own shores. On Monday (August 20) a party of proprietors performed the first journey by the railroad from London to Birmingham, thus passing over the line which will connect the most important of our manufacturing districts with the metropolis. It is impossible not to feel that the completion of these grand undertakings must produce effects on our commercial interests, of which it would be difficult at present to form any adequate conception. The Great Western Railway appears also to be progressing prosperously. The harvest, which is now in active operation in many districts, is, on the whole, said to promise well, though some contrary anticipations have been entertained, which have had their effects on the market.

PRICES OF THE PUBLIC FUNDS,

On Friday, 24th of August.
ENGLISH STOCKS.

FOREIGN STOCKS.
Bank Stock, 208 and a quarter.-Three per Portuguese New Five per Cent. 36 three-
Cent. Consols, 94 one-eighth.-Three per Cent. quarters.--Dutch, Two and a Half per Cent.,
reduced, 94 seven-eighths to 95.- Three and a 54 and a-quarter to a-half-Dutch, Five per
Half per Cent., redaced, 102 and a-quarter.- Cent., 102° three-quarters to seven-tighths.--
Exchequer Bills, 728. to 748. prem.

Spanish Active Bonds, 21 and a-quarter to three-eighths

Money Market REPORT._Friday Evening, Aug. 24.-Consols are still languid, and the Markets generally, at the Stock Exchange, have been influenced by them. There has been but little business in the foreign securities. Shares are also heavy, but the prices do not show much alteration.

BANKRUPTS. FROM JULY 24, TO AUG. 17, 1838, INCLUSIVE. July 24.—R. Ball, Olveston, Gloucestershire, grocer.-W. Gunnell, Cirencester, Gloucestershopkeeper.-W. Howard, Leeds, cloth mer- shire, currier.-J. Steadman, Preston, Lancachant.--J. Sutcliffe, Bowling, Yorkshire, stuff shire, hatter. merchant.-D. Davis, Merthyr Tydvil, Glamor- July 31.-J. Ewbank, Crawford Street, gansbire, linendraper.-H. Lewis, otherwise Marylebone, draper.-M. Morgan, Bloomsbury A. I. Lewis, Salford, Lancashire, tallow chan- Sqnare, widow, lodging house keeper. dler.-B. Robert, jun., Stanningly, Yorkshire, Ball, Salcomb, Devonshire, ship builder.-W. joiner.

Woodrow, Yeovil, Somersetsbire, victualler.July 27.-G. Hanson, Fleet Street, cutler.- W. Butt, jun., Herne Bay, Kent, schoolmaster. W.G. Jones, Greville Street, Holborn, surgeon. Aug 3.-R. Pierce, Wellington, Shropshire, --H. P. Hammond, Bishopsgate Street, rope- grocer. - W. Barrett, Haselbury Plucknett, maker.-J. Almond, Helton-le-Hole, Durham, Somersetshire, girt-web manufacturer.-J. Far.

ray, T. Calverly, and W. Mayors, Elland, Yorkshire, cordmakers. -- R. Gough, Stourbridge, Worcestershire, worsted dealer.

Aug. 7.-J. Cates, jun., Beaumont Street, Marylebone, surgeon.-B. Ware, Tower Street, cheesemonger.-M. Shepherd, Warwick, draper.-F. T. B. Damelow, Wednesbury, Staffordshire, dealer in coals.-H. Wheatley, Scar. borough, Yorkshire, innkeeper.-C. Beasley, Birmingham, draper.-T. Teulon, jun., Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, musicseller.-B. Botham, Halesworth, Suffolk, woollen draper.

Aug. 10.-F. Sherwood, Cornwall Road, Lambeth, builder.-R. Jones, Wigmore Street, Cavendish Square, poulterer.-J. Pittar, Holywell Street, Milbank, merchant.-W. Bown, Southampton, grocer.-F. M.Shane, Liverpool, cattle dealer.-H. Roberts, Llengifin, Augle. sey, draper.-R. and T. Otley, Sheffield, manu.

facturers of Britannia metal wares.-J. Knight, Southampton, painter.

Aug. 14.-J. Miller, Drury Lane, stationer. - G. Threadgold, Brentwood, Essex, corn dealer.-E. P. Edgley, Tonbridge, Kent, victualler.-J. Green, sen., J. Green, jun., and C. W. Green, Hayle Mills, near Maidstone, Kent, paper manufacturers.-G. Collins, Leominster, Herefordshire, carpenter.-J.P. Hamer, Liverpool, stock and share broker.-A. Birch, Birmingham, grocer.-W. Underhill, Wells, Somersetshire, innkeeper.

Aug. 17.-T. Mayo, Twickenham, victualler. M. R. Isaacs and B. Samo, Strand, diamond merchants.-J. Atkinson, King William Street, City, tarpaulin manufacturer. - W. Barrett, jun., Abingdon, grocer.-R. Walker, Bristol, sculptor.–J. W. Cook, Dover, woollen draper. -B. Walker, Sheffield, cabinet maker.

MONTHLY METEOROLOGICAL JOURNAL. Kept at Edmonton. Latitude 51° 37' 32" N. Longitade 3' 51" West of Greenwich. The mode of keeping these registries is as follows:-At Edmonton the warmth of the day is observed by means of a thermometer exposed to the north in the shade, standing about four feet above the surface of the ground. The extreme cold of the night is ascertained by a horizontal self-registering thermometer in a similar situation. The daily range of the barometer and ther. mometer is known from observations made at intervals of four hours each, from eight in the morning till the same time in the evening. The weather and the direction of the wind are the result of the most frequent observations. The rain is measured every morning at eight o'clock.

Range Range
of

of
Ther. Barom.

Prevailing

Winds.

Rain

in Inches

1838.

Prevailing Weather.

N.W.
N.
N.
S.W.
W. b. N.

S.W.
S.W.
S.W.
S.W.

Generally cloudy, rain at times. ,025 Generally cloudy, a shower of rain in the even.

Cloudy, rain in the afternoon.

General overcast, rain in the evening. ,125 Generally clear.

Generally clear. ,05 Noon clear, otherwise cloudy, rain at times. ,075 Morn. clear, otherwise cloudy, rain & hail in aft. ,0625 Generally clear.

July

23 68-42 30,08-29,98 24 64.41 29,91-29,88 25 60-42 29,93 Stat. 26 67-47 29,92-29,78 27 66-50 29,75-29,69 28 67-51 29,75 29,68 29 65.50 29,63-29,56 *30 65-46 29,71-29,60

31 70.47 29,86-29,76 Aug.

70-44 29,94 29,91 267-57 29,80-29,68 3 68-57 29,72-29,66 4 68-60 29,64-29,59 5 68-53 29.55-29,51 6 69-56 29,48-29,46 7 67-52 29,71-29,58 8 67-52 30,07-29,91 9 68-45 30,13 30,10 10 73-56 29,99-29,98 1175 61 29,99-29,98 12 75-58 30,02 Stat. 13 73-60 30,04.29,99 14 74 43 30,12-30,09 15 67-50 30,07-30,05 16 70-40 30,06-30,00 17 67-53 30,10-30,07 18 71-52 30,14-30.12 19 74 52 29,96 29,80 20 67-48 29,77-29,55 21 69-56 29,34-29,33 22 65-52 29,34-29,20

S.W.
S.W.
S.W.
S.W.
S.W.
S.W.
S.W.
W.
S.W.
S.W.
S.W.
S.W.
W.
N.W.
N.
N.
N.
S.E.
S.W.
S.W.
S.W.
S.W.

Morn. clear, otherwise cloudy, raia in the even. ,3 Cloudy, frequent rain during the aftern, and even. ,0625 Evening cloudy, otherwise clear.

General overcast, a shower of rain in the evening. ,5 Morning cloudy, with rain, otherwise clear. ,,075 Evening clear, otherwise cloudy, rain in the morn.

,025 Generally clear, except the even. when rain fell. ,0125 Generally clear.

Morning clear, otherwise overcast.
General overcast.
Morning cloudy, otherwise clear,
Generally cloudy.
Morning overcast, otherwise clear.
Generally clear.
Generally clear.

[evening. Afternoon clear, otherwise cloudy, rain in the ,075 Cloudy, a few drops of rain during the evening. Generally clear.

(evening. Morning cloudy, otherwise clear, rain in the ,0875 Generally cloudy. (of rain during the day. ,0125 Morn. cloudy, otherwise clear, frequent showers

,1 Afternoon clear, otherwise cloudy, rain at times.

• Distant thunder in the west on the afternoon of the 30th ultimo.

Edmonton.

CHARLES HENRY ADAMS.

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