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I. Revolutions of Naples in 1617 and 1648.-II. Mozart.-III. Hieroglyphics.-IV. Marino Faliero; Lord Byron and Casimir Delavigne.-V. Letting of Land: Metayer System.-VI. Spanish Epic Poetry: Ercilla's Araucana-VII. Wessenberg and the Roman Catholic Church in Germany.-VIII. The Black Sea and the Caucasus. -IX. Méry and Barthelemy; The Son of the Man.-X. History of the Knights Templars.-XI. Rosini's Nun of Monza.-XII. to XX. Critical Sketches of Latin, German, French, &c. Works.—Miscel laneous Literary Notices, No. VIII., containing 66 Notices from Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, and of Oriental Literature.-List of the Principal New Works published on the Continent from April to June, 1829.-Index to the Fourth Volume.
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A Manual of Instructions in Gymnastics has been printed at Copenhagen, by order of the King of Denmark, and a copy sent to all the schools in the kingdom-his Majesty desiring that these exercises should be universally taught.
MR ALEXANDer Balfour.-We are sorry to have to record the death of this gentleman, who died here a few days ago. Mr Balfour has long been known to the public as an author of much respectability, both in prose and verse. His principal works are "The Scottish Probationer," a Novel, "Contemplation, and other Poems," and "Characters omitted in Crabbe's Parish Register." He was at one time the chief writer in Constable's Edinburgh Magazine, and contributed largely to many other periodicals, among which we have pleasure in including the LITERARY JOURNAL. He had been long in an infirm state of health; but his mental powers remained vigorous to the last. He has left many manuscripts behind him, which it is not unlikely may yet be given to the public.
FRENCH LITERATURE.-Paris is too busy with the new Ministry to afford us much literary novelty. What new works, either in literature or the fine arts, make their appearance, are either ne
glected or laid hold of for the purpose of making a political squib. M. Charles Lacretelle, of the French Academy, has published "L'Histoire de la Restauration." The Constitutionnel calls it impartial, which is a good ground for believing it to be the reverse.-The nine months' confinement of the poet Beranger is on the eve of termination. It is not unlikely that he may be delivered of a book as well as from a prison, at the end of that critical period. A subscription is in progress for the payment of his fine.-A Revue Britannique is now published at Paris: but, in the last number, only one of the eight principal articles has any reference to this country,-"Mœurs Anglaises; un concert bourgeois."-Professer C. Dumenil, member of the Academy of Sciences, &c. commenced a course of Zoological lectures in the gallery of the Museum of Natural History on the 1st of September. He proposes to confine himself this year to the natural history of reptiles and fishes.-"Le Proscrit, ou les Ruines du Chateau de Hunebourg," a new work lately announced, is undergo ing a round of puffs preliminary from some of the Journals.
FRENCH THEATRICALS.-The directors of the Parisian Theatres pay a tenth of the price of every ticket of admission towards a poor's fund. They have lately refused to pay this proportion in the case of gratis tickets. The Prefecture of the Seine, however, has decreed that this tithe is to be levied on all tickets of admission, those which are given gratuitously, as well as those which are sold. The only exception is in favour of tickets granted expressly to servants of the Theatre and police officers.-Rossini's new opera, William Tell, still keeps the stage at L'Academie.-The opera of Paul and Virginia, which had been announced for representation at the "Théâtre de la rue Ventadour," has been withdrawn: it is said, at the command of the Ministry. M. la Bourdonnaye was afraid that the parterre might take occasion, from a namesake of his who figures in the piece, to cut some jokes at his expense.-M. l'Abbé Motte, Curé of the Cathedral at Rouen, has had the unheard-of liberality to perform the marriage ceremony for a M. Serda, an actor there; and without pronouncing any anathema against his profession. The liberal journals are of course filled with praises of the magnanimous conduct of M. le Curé.
GERMAN LITERATURE.-We learn by a letter from Germany that Dr Becker, of Offenbach, is preparing a German Grammar for the use of the London University, to be published early in the winter. We are glad that the University has fixed upon Dr Becker for the execution of this task; for, both from our own knowledge of the Doctor's grammatical researches, and from the experience of several of our friends, we can safely state, that his plan of tuition has, in every instance, been found able to advance the student rapidly, and, at the same time, to ground him thoroughly in the language. We observe that Dr Von Muhlenfels is also preparing selections from the German, in prose and poetry, together with lectures preliminary to the study of German literature, for the use of the students at the London University. We contemplated offering some remarks of our own on the most eligible plan of study for such as wish to acquire German; but we shall now defer them till the appearance of these works-Another part of the Byzantine Historians has been published at Bonn. It contains the Chronographies of Syncellus and Nicephorus. Neither work is of much interest.
hibited here. With the exception of a bust by E. H. Bailey, the whole of the sculpture is by D. Dunbar, the spirited founder, and chief stay, of the Carlisle Academy.
FINE ARTS.-Newcastle Exhibition.-Taken as a whole, this exhibition scarcely equals that of last year. The sale of pictures, too, is dull; and, of the few that have sold, scarcely one has brought the price originally fixed upon it by the artist. Among the sales is Lauder's "Dying Soldier." Among the names in the catalogue, we recognise Martin, Howard, Crome, Forster, and a goodly number of our Edinburgh artists, among whom we observe Pairman, with his eternal "Sheep's head." Many of the pictures, both by English and Scottish artists, which are now at Newcastle, have already been ex
Theatrical Gossip.-At a meeting of the friends of Covent-Garden which took place a few days ago, a voluntary loan and subscription were entered into, to enable the performers to open the house at the usual period. It was stated, that if £6000 could be collected, it would be sufficient to keep all the creditors quiet; and from the spirit which seemed to pervade the meeting, where £1500 was subscribed in a very short time, there can be little doubt of the sum required being soon made up. It is strange, that at this meeting no notice whatever was taken of the liberal offer which had been made by Macready. It was mentioned, however, that Miss Kelly had offered to perform six nights gratuitously.-At the English Opera House, two little dramas have been produced with success, the one entitled "Sold for a Song," and the other "The Recruit."-At the Haymarket, another new piece by Miss Boaden, called "William Thomson," seems to be pleasing the people pretty well.-Miss Foote and young Kean have been performing at Brighton.-Miss Love, who ran away from a provincial engagement the other day, has intimated her intention not to return to the stage till she is tired of her present more secluded mode
of life.-Mackay, of our Theatre, seems to have established himself as a favourite in Liverpool;—“ His Benefit," says one of the Newspapers of that city, "was deservedly honoured by one of the fullest attendances of the present season. The play was The Bride of Lammermuir,' in which he delighted us with one of the richest pieces of comic acting, and one of the most finished specimens of dramatic
portraiture we ever witnessed, Caleb Balderstone.”—Malibran Garcia
has been singing at the Liverpool Theatre; and Miss Jarman, who is
coming here on a permanent engagement, has been performing there.
Her abilities are very well estimated by a Liverpool critic in these words; "Miss Jarman is an extremely agreeable actress-easy, judicious, unaffected, and, within a certain range, very forcible. In the various parts she performs, one has always pleasure in seeing her: for if she fails in any to produce all the effect which one can desire, she never offends, either by tameness or extravagance."-We observe that Mr Jones, in consequence of the liberal encouragement he has received in London, is to continue to give lessons in elocution there for some time longer.-We are happy to understand, that it is not Mr Bass's intention to re-open the Caledonian Theatre during the winter. He is to close in a week, and proceeds, we believe, to Perth
during the Hunt. Mrs Bass takes her benefit on Monday, but the opening of the Theatre-Royal on that evening will be against her, which we regret, as her husband has conducted the establishment well, and seems resolved to act with prudence, by avoiding any foolish competition with Mr Murray. The report that De Begnis had taken the Caledonian Theatre for December is not correct; some correspondence took place between him and Mr Bass on the subject, but no terms have been agreed upon.-We do not believe the rumour that Alexander intends opening a theatre in George Street; Alexander is not such a blockhead.
TO OUR CORRESPONDENTS.
SEVERAL Reviews are unavoidably postponed.
We have received a letter from Mr Mackay, the author of the "History of the Clan Mackay," in which it is taken for granted that the review of that work which appeared in our pages was written by a person who did not write one word of it. It would be unfair, therefore, to publish the letter; nor are we desirous to enter into any controversy with Mr Mackay, never having expected that he would agree with the opinions we promulgated regarding his book.
The able article on "The Literary Character of Charles James Fox" shall have an early place." A Reminiscence of School Days" lies over for insertion.-We never refuse a request, if possible ;-that of " A Friend" is granted.-We cannot insert the review sent us by "F. G.," as we have not seen the book reviewed, and do not choose to praise it so highly on the authority of an anonymous correspondent.-There are some pretty thoughts in the story of "The Blind Fiddler;" but it does not quite come up to our standard.
The communication by the author of "Anster Fair" in our next. The Ballad of "Lord Aubrey's Daughter" is clever, but unequal, and too long. We were on the point of inserting "The Auld Man to his Staff," but, on a second reading, we thought it scarcely good enough.—“J. C." of Glasgow has genius, but "The Contrast" is not his best effort." Philo-Celticus," of Dalmally, is rather Ossianic for our taste.-The contributions from London, by the author of the Translation from Heyne, are not so good as we could wish.-The effusions of "A Subscriber," and of "G. L.," will not suit us.
ERRATUM. In the Edinburgh Literary Journal, No. 43, p. 198, for "H. V. Boluffy," read "H. V. Bolaffy."
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N.B.-Mr ROBERTS, having been particularly requested by numerous individuals to open Classes for the JUNIOR BRANCHES of FAMILIES. with a view to their acquiring an ENGLISH PRONUNCIATION, while the ORGANS of SPEECH are flexible and under command, begs leave to announce that he will receive PUPILS between EIGHT and FIFTEEN YEARS OF AGE, from 9 to 10 o'clock A.M., and from 6 to 7 and from 7 to 8 o'clock P.M.;-namely, YOUNG LADIES on TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS, and SATURDAYS; YOUNG GENTLEMEN on MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, and FRIDAYS.
LAST WEEK OF THE COMPANY'S PERFORMANCE.
MRS C. BASS has the honour of announcing to
the Nobility, Gentry, and Public of Edinburgh and its vicinity, that her BENEFIT is appointed for
MONDAY EVENING, September 21, 1829,
On which occasion the BALLET COMPANY will have the honour of making their re-appearance.
The Evening's Performances will commence with a new Comedy, dramatized by Mr C. Bass, from the Second Series of "Sayings and Doings," called
DOUBTS AND FEARS;
Sir Harry Dashford, Mr Mason.
After which, the Grand Ballet (composed by Mr Austin), called
OFFERINGS TO VENUS.
In which Mons. D'ALBERT, Madame VEDY, Mile. ROSIER, Misses HARVEY and KENDAL, and Master HARVEY, will appear.
To wch will be added, a Miscellaneous
To conclude with the highly popular Melo-Drama called the
Ali Baba, Mr Taylor.
New Edition of White's Natural History of Selborne, forming
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AN ASSOCIATION OF NATURALISTS. Illustrated occasionally with Maps, Charts, and Engravings. CONTENTS:-ART. I. A Description of the Landes of Acquits, nia; by W. AINSWORTH, Esq.-ART. II. Description of Five New British Species of Shells, with Figures; by CAPTAIN THOMAS BROWN, F.R.S.E.-ART. III. On the Electricity of the Simple and Compound Galvanic Circles; by K. T. KEMP, Esq.-ART. IV. Account of the Island of Jersey; by ALEXANDER SUTHERLAND, Esq.-ART. V. Notice of a Cavitary Worm, with a Plate: by W. RHIND, Esq. Surgeon.-ART. VI. Oral Information on the Origin of the Gorkhas; by CAPT. AYTON-Sir Rufane Donkin's Dissertation on the Course and Termination of the Niger, Lond. 1829
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Paris, 1828.-Ellis's Polynesian Researches, Lond. 1829.-Transse tions of the Plinian Society, Edin. 1829.-Dr Holland's Experimental Inquiry into the Laws of Life, Edin. 1829.-Accounts of the Voy age of the Astrolabe and of the Chevrette.-Cailles' Voyage.-Travels of Champollion.-The Scientific Voyage to the Morea-Establish ment of the New Colony on the Swan River.-Notice of Dr Knox's new theory of Hermaphrodism.-Capt. Brown's Observations on Mr Kenyons Paper on the British Shells.-Discovery of Two Oviduers in a Fowl. On the different causes of the coloration of Snow and Ice, &c. &c
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NATURAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCE.
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A NEW Juvenile Annual is in a state of forwardness, to be called The Zoological Keepsake, a name which describes at once both its peculiar feature, and almost its whole plan of contents and publication. It will be enlivened by a light conversational manner of treating its Zoological topies, and by an abundance of anecdote, and a share of humorous poetry, and description. The embellishments will consist of engravings, from drawings by Cruickshanks, Landseer, Baynes, Saunders, and others.
The embellishments for the Third Series of the Tales of a Grandfather are engraved. The frontispiece for the first volume is a portrait of the Chevalier de St George, and the vignette is the execution of Lord Derwentwater and his unfortunate fellow-sufferers; for the second volume there is a portrait of the Duke of Argyle, and a vignette of an incident which took place at the battle of Sheriff-muir; and for the third volume a portrait of a Highland Chieftain, out in the " forty-five," and a vignette of Flora Macdonald. The work is expected to appear about the end of the year.
The Life and Times of Daniel de Foe is preparing for publication. If well executed, the publication ought to be an interesting one, both as a literary biography, and as an illustration of a remarkable period of English literature.
We understand that the Bijou is to appear this season along with the other Annuals, with high graphic and literary attractions.
Gleanings of an English Hermit in Portugal during the years 1827, 1828, and 1829, is announced as about to be published in Lisbon.
Some Account of the Life and Writings of White Kennet, D.D., Minister of St Botolph, Aldgate, afterwards Lord Bishop of Peterborough, by W. Burgess, is in the press.
The publication of the translation of Childe Harold into German, by Baron Von Sedlitz, has been prohibited by the Austrian authorities at Vienna !
The Poems lately published by the King of Bavaria, have excited a considerable sensation amongst the literati of Germany; and an eminent literary character, now residing abroad, we understand, is pre
paring a translation of them, with which the public will be shortly
CHEAP LITERATURE.-The spirit which gave rise in England to the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, has spread itself over the Continent. A subscription has been opened at Louvain for the economical propagation of useful books. Each member is to receive a copy of all the works which the Society may have published in the course of the year, in virtue of a subscription of six florins (10s. 7d.) Twelve volumes will be published annually, containing at least 120 sheets each, and embracing the matter of twelve volumes of a French edition, of the value of 75 francs-a little more than £3 sterling.
BUST OF MRS HEMANS.-Mr Angus Fletcher has nearly finished a bust of this celebrated poetess. We have had the pleasure of seeing it, and are able to speak very favourably of it. It is chastely and elegantly executed, and, whilst the individual features are well copied, the general character of the countenance has been happily brought out. It is somewhat remarkable, that there is a striking resemblance between the expression of Mrs Hemans's face and that of Miss O'Neil. We believe the bust has been executed for Sir Robert Liston, but it will be exhibited here next season.
MACDONALD'S STATUES.-A drawing which has been taken of this group by Lauder, is about to be lithographed, we believe, by Johnstone, and will be published immediately. This is a compliment which Macdonald deserves.
GYMNASTICS.-A Hint to the Highlanders.-A French periodical, the Revue Encyclopedique, adverting to the account given in the Edinburgh newspapers, of the feats performed at the last meeting of the Highland Club, observes, that if the best high leaper sprang only 50 inches from the ground, and that if the best thrower of the hammer threw the 21-pound hammer only 31 feet 4 inches, and the 12-pound hammer only 67 feet 4 inches, there is scarcely a villager in France who would not be willing to dispute the palm with the Scotch either in leaping or throwing the hammer. We daresay the Revue Encyclopedique is right; but, fortunately for Scotland, the members of the Highland Club are far from being its best gymnastics. We have seen a Scotchman clear at a high leap 64 inches; and, as for throwing the hammer, we will, ourselves, undertake to throw either of the two mentioned half-a-dozen feet farther, and we know many men who could throw them a dozen.
A DOUBTFUL COMPLIMENT.-The reports of Captain Dickenson's trial were forwarded to the Evening papers by one of those laborious authors called penny-a-line men. In his report of one of the days, this gentleman, commenting on his own contributions, observes,-" The
avidity with which the London papers are read is really astonishing!"
A MELANCHOLY SITUATION.-The leading article of a recent Number of an American paper, consists of the following sentence: "The editor, printer, publisher, foreman, and oldest apprentice, (two in all) are confined by sickness, and the whole establishment has been left in the care of the devil.”
Theatrical Gossip.-The subscription for the relief of Covent Gar den proceeds more slowly than was expected, and it seems doubtful whether the sum required will be obtained. Should the Theatre reopen, we understand that a tragedy from the pen of Charles Kemble's eldest daughter is likely to be brought out. We have heard of this young lady's talents before, and believe she is the authoress of one or two successful minor pieces.-The admission prices at Drury Lane are to be reduced for the ensuing season to six shillings for the boxes, and three for the pit. It is said that Miss Mitford's new traof the celebrated singer, is also to appear speedily at Drury-Lane. gedy will be the opening piece. Young Charles Incledon, the son He is said to have a fine voice, and to resemble his father a good deal in every thing, except that he is extremely diffident-a good fault.Kean, it appears, is at loggerheads with the Dublin manager, who him. If the action come into court, it promises some amusement. has refused to pay him £350 of salary, which Kean says he owes Kean says that the manager would receive no report from a physician as to the state of his health, and obliged him to play with a company who were quite ignorant of their business. Lady Macbeth, he declares, knew only about one line in seven, and the very ghosts were deficient. The manager's principal objection to payment is founded on Kean's refusal to die, on certain occasions, with becoming spirit, and, in particular, to show proper fight with his own son, while he acted Macduff.-A new comic opera (the music by Catel, professor of harmony in the French Institute) has been translated by Mr Cummins, the manager of the Leeds Theatre, and has been received there with enthusiastic applause.—Matthews and Yates have made a successful debut at Paris; and, what is odd, Yates appears to be the decided favourite with the Parisian critics. One of them says, "We are not aware what may be the comparative degree of merit assigned to these two famous mimics by the English public; but, to judge from the effect which they produced on the French portion of their audience, Yates would amuse more in a
quarter of an hour, than Matthews in the whole hour."-Rossini was
lately a few days at Milan, and was present at a representation of the "Pirate," a new opera by a new composer, named Bellini. A great crowd was attracted to see il gran maestro, but it pleased him to keep at the back of his box during the whole of the performance, and only a few friends were admitted to a sight of him. The author of the opera was among the number, to whom he paid some high compliments. He also expressed himself in high terms of praise of a female singer, whom he had not heard till that occasion,-Mademoiselle Mérie Lalande. This singer, who is engaged for the next year's opera season at Paris, is the idol of the Milanese dilettanti, who place her on a par with Madame Fodor.-We are happy to learn that a author of " Virginius," is in active preparation; and we believe tragedy, from the pen of James Sheridan Knowles, the distinguished Miss Smithson, his countrywoman, is to play the heroine.-The Caledonian Theatre closes this evening. We shall have no objection to see Mr Bass again, when the Theatre-Royal shuts its doors,-but not till then.
TO OUR CORRESPONDENTS.
THE descriptive sketch of the ascent of Bennevis shall be inserted. -"A Tale of the Coast of Kent," and "J. C. U." are under consideration. We have received Mr Brydson's explanatory note.-The Jones alluded to by the John Bull is not our Jones.
The posthumous poem by the late Alexander Balfour, which we think one of its author's happiest efforts, shall have an early place."The Weepers," by "T. B. J." of Glasgow,-the Communications from Montrose,-the Ballad by " C." of Dalkeith,-the Letter from "R. G." of Leith,-and the Poems by "D. M. Askill," lie over for insertion at our best convenience.-Our Glasgow friend," T. A.” has our thanks for his contributions.-We are afraid that "W." of Aberdeen will not suit us; and " Arthur Seat" is in the same predi cament.
"In most things the MANNER is as IMPORTANT as the MATTER: If you speak the sense of an angel, in BAD WORDS and a DISAGREEABLE UTTERANCE, nobody will hear you twice that can help it." CHESTERFIELD.
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MR ALEXANDER NEGRIS, a Native of Greece,
has arrived in Edinburgh with the intention of giving Lessons in ANCIENT and MODERN GREEK. They who wish to exercise themselves at the same time in FRENCH, may be taught through the medium of that language. Mr Negris' Address is, No. 2, Nelson Street, where he will be found at home every day between the hours of 5 and 7.
M. ALEXANDRE NEGRIS, Grec de naissance, se propose de donner des Leçons en GREC, ANCIEN et MODERNE. Et à ceux qui desire en même temps s'exercer dans la LANGUE FRANCAISE, il fera ses enseignements du Grec par le moyen de la langue Française. On trouvera M. Negris, Nelson Street, No. 2, tous les jours de 5 a 7 heures.
HISTORY of the MOST REMARKABLE COX. SPIRACIES connected with EUROPEAN HISTORY, during the 15th, 16th, and 17th Centuries. By JoHN PARKER LAWS,
MR ROBERTS will RESUME his CLASSES M.A., Author of the "Life and Times of Archbishop Laud,” és
for ELOCUTION on THURSDAY, OCTOPER the FIRST.
HISTORY of the REBELLIONS in SCOTLAND under DUNDEE and MAR, in 1689 and 1715. BY ROBERT CHA BERS, Author of the "Rebellion in Scotland in 1745," &c. 1 vol. IV.
Signor R., for the further accommodation of his Pupils, will open a Class in George's Street in the course of October. Signor R. will attend Boarding Schools, and continue to give Private Lessons.
EDINBURGH SOUTHERN ACADEMY.
THE Public of Edinburgh, and the Inhabitants of the Southern Districts in particular, are respectfully informed, that an ACADEMY will be opened in No. 1, BUCCLEUGH PLACE, on Thursday the 1st of October, under the following Masters for their respective branches:
Mr W. M. GUNN,
HISTORY of SCULPTURE, PAINTING, and
Mr R. will give due notice of his WINTER COURSE of LEC ARCHITECTURE. By J. S. MEMES, LL.D. Author of "The
No. 62, Hanover Street.
Classics, including Greek, Latin,
Mr JOHN RUSSELL, M.A. Lec-
On Wednesday next will be published, in one volume, price 3s. 6d.
Mr JOHN KIRKPATRICK, . . . .
A French Elementary Class will at the same time be formed by Monsieur MoNNARD.
Being a Personal Narrative of a Tour in the Austrian, Tuscan,
FORMING THE FORTY-SIXTH VOLUME OF CONSTABLE'S
Testimonials, and information as to Hours, Terms, &c. may be obtained from Mr Gunn, No. 20, Gayfield Square; Monsieur Monnard, 6, Howe Street; and in the shops of the principal Booksellers in the Southern Districts.
The rooms in Buccleugh Place will be open on and after Thu day the 24th September, from 12 to 3 P. M. for the purpose of、 ceiving the names of intending Pupils.
1, Buccleugh Place, 22d Sept. 1829.
Dr RUSSELL'S LIFE of OLIVER CROMWELL will form the next Two Volumes of the Miscellany. Besides the usual Vignettes, a beautiful Portrait of Cromwell will be given Edinburgh: Printed for CONSTABLE & Co. 19, Waterloo Place; and HURST, CHANCE, & Co. London;
Who have just published the following Works in CONSTABLE'S
The NATURAL HISTORY of SELBORNE the late Rev. GILBERT WHITE, M.A., Fellow of Oriel College, Ox ford. A New Edition, with Additions, by Sir WILLIAM JARDINE, Bart. 1 vol.
LIBRARY OF ENTERTAINING KNOW-
Published this day, price 2s. sewed,
SIGNOR RAMPINI begs leave to inform his
STREET, where CLASSES will be opened, on Thursday, the 1st of October, for the ITALIAN LANGUAGE and LITERATURE.
HISTORY of the OTTOMAN EMPIRE, from its Establishment till the Year 1828. BY EDWARD UPHAM, Esq., Author of the "History of Budhism." In 2 vols.
London: CHARLES KNIGHT, Pall-Mall East.