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with his hat on, a grave man and of ma pressed scream into the arms (alas! he has gisterial demeanor, is “the wisest, greatest, but one!) of her brave husband; inside the meanest of mankind," the famous Lord box-bed bangs the old fiddle, dumb now, Bacon; near by Fletcher, the drama once for all ; on the floor are the stick and tist, sits leaning on his hand, and Beau bundle, and a Russian helmet, a tropby mont, his partner, whispers to the young plainly, and cumbersome present to the and handsome John Selden, distinguished wife. There is the medal with a double from the others by bis flowing locks. Be- clasp that tells of gallant exploits; and side these, there are Daniel, the poet-lau- there are the bandaged temples that tell reate, and Donne, Dean of Saint Paul's, of close quarters and sharp slashing ; and Camden, the historian, and Sackville, Earl there is the empty sleeve that tells of of Dorset. The distribution of the figures bombs and the trenches; and there are the is impartial, and the composition of the sunken cheeks that tell of the bospital. entire picture most happy. A massive cur The soldier gazes vacantly into the firetain, the texture of which is exquisitely not a word, not a tear; he has not gathered reproduced in the engraving, lends its rich his wits together yet; as yet the old pain comfort to the room, and the architecture, is too much for the new joy. The wife adornments, and furniture have a certain rests, at last, upon his sturdy breastma keeping with that Elizabethan company. swooning pallor overspreads her face, and
We are promised a sight, ere long, of her eyes are closed—not a word, not a the work which has achieved a more sud tear, not a movement, unless, perhaps, some den and complete popularity than any habitual feeling for that absent hand. The other British picture for many years- old mother has a story in her weeds, her picture so full of human interest, one that cap trembles, her hands are clasped conso seizes and bolds fast the hearts of the vulsively, we do not need to see her face British people, made keenly sympathetic to know the look it wears. We know that by the horrors and sorrows of a recent war no sound escapes her. Nothing breaks the that the crowd weeps before it, even the silence but the ticking of the clock; it is Queen bestowed her tears, and critics turn the picture's hush which makes you from it with nothing to say. We allude to
also silent. Of it a London paper says: Mr. Noel Paton's “ Home," The Return “Out of war, the dreadfulest of all the from the Crimea. Messrs. Williams & Ste miseries of Time, comes this appeal to the vens have admitted us to a sight of a deepest, gentlest, purest affections of our photograph, which, imperfect as it is, still common nature. Thus it is that such art, affords a touching idea of the intense pathos of imagination all compact, instinct with of its simplicity and truth. A tall guards the beauty of truth, and the truth of beauty, man, torn, dusty, jaded, emaciated, has just • serveth and conferreth to magnanimity, returned to his cottage home. Evidently morality, and delectation,' and by so doing, he entered unawares, for it is the speechless, doth · raise and erect the mind.?? tearless shock of the picture which holds In our election-phobia we have music to us silent and bowed before it. The soldier get away to. Since Maretzek, disgusted, has sunk into a chair before the fire; bis broke bis operatic wand and retired into wife lies at his feet, her arms about him, the seclusion of dollar concerts, we have her head on his breast; behind bim his old been regaled with some most delectable mother buries her face in his neck; the feasts in that kind-Lagrange and Adebaby sleeps in the cradle; with long swing laide Phillips, assisted by Amodio, Brignoli, ing peodulum the old clock ticks--you can Coletti, and Ceresa, serving us with the see it tick-on the wall; through the cot choicest lyric fruits, gathered principally tage casement soft twilight settles down from the gardens of Verdi and Meyerbeer. upon a peaceful landscape and begins to The Trovatore and L'Etoile du Nord in veil the village spire; the fire-light flick what may be called civil dress—that is, ers, and grotesque shadows dance on the without their bravery of scenery and coswall; the grandmother's spectacles lie tume-bave filled the Assembly Rooms with where they have just fallen, on the open delighted guests, to whom the fatigue-dress page of the Bible; on a chair by the fire freedom of those reunions afforded an agreelies the work which the happy wife fung able relaxation from the formal lorgnetted there when she threw herself with a sup lines of the Academy.
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1. THE FLORIDA KEYS, 2. BLUEBEARD'S CHAMBER, 3. WITCHING TIMES—A Novel in Thirty CHAPTERS, 4. GOTTINGEN IN 1824, 5. LAKE NGAMI; or, THE WATERS BEYOND KALAHARI, 6. MISS ANN PARKER, 7. THE APOCALYPSE OF HASHEESHI, 8. DIVORCE, 9. A THRENODY, 10. RECOLLECTIONS OF JAMES G. PERCIVAL, 11. TO THE QUEEN'S HEALTH, 12. SAMUEL HOAR, 13. THE LATE ELECTION, 14. EDITORIAL NOTES,
Our Quadrennial Election and its influence on Books-IIudson's Skakespeare--Peterson's Edition of
Dickens' Works-Bayard Taylor's Cyclopædia of Modern Travel-Dr. Jenk's Rural Poetry of the English Language-Cranch's Sequel to the last of the Huggermuggers, Kobboltoza-The History of Sir Tom Thumb-The Modern Story Teller-The Old Corner Cupboard, or the Esers. day Life of Every-day People - Mrs. Caroline Lee Hentz's Volume of Stories-Arnold's Poetry --- Alger's Poetry of the East-Mrs. Farnham's California-De La Hodde's History of Secret
Societies, and of the Republican Party in France. Comments on Current Mallers,
660 Our next president-In France-Louis Napoleon's financial make-shifts-The king of Naples threat
ened by the Eoglish and French-The Irish Consus-The Emperor of Russia designs to have a grand commercial marine-General Walker and Central America-Prof. Morse in England-Tbe Irish soldiers of the Crimea-Russia a commercial nation-Our war frigate Merrimac-Dickens' notice of old pictures - The British on the point of going to war with Persia-Dr. Dixon on Lager Beer--Lamartine's complaint of the English-The copyright law in Deomark-Ther+
don Spectator on forgeries and embezzlements. The World of New York,
364 The True Indian Summer-Welcome to the worn-out with the Passionate Excitement of the long
Presidential Struggle-The Play is over-The Serious work has just begun-What De focqueville said twenty-five years ago of Parties in America-Our Elections a Safety Valve The Peop! of the North-Americans have no Physiognomy?-A Torch-light Jubilee--London would not Allow a Torch-light Procession-How shall we be Entertained in the coming Winter Days Thalberg at Niblo's Saloon-Mr. Burton's new Play, Self-Mr. Wallack.