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PUT NAM'S MONTHLY

MA G A ZINE

OF

Imeritan Literature, Science, and Art.

VOL. VI.

JULY TO DECEMBER, 1855.

NEW YORK:
DIX & EDWARDS, 10 PARK PLACE:
LONDON: SAMPSON LOW, SON & CO.

MDCCCLV.

Haryard College Library

Gift of
Miss Longfellow, Mrs. Dand,

and Mrs. Thorp,

9 Jan. 1895.

ENTERED, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1855, by

DIX & EDWARDS, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York.

HOLMAN & GRAY, PRINTERS AND STEREOTYPERS, N. Y.

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AUSTRALIANA .......

. 67
ABOUT BABIES....................

139

ALFRED TENNYSON................. 382

A Night NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN 515

ABOUT TREES......

ABOUT NIGGERS...

608

A VISIT TO THE DRUZES...... 613

BIRDS.......

BENITO CERENO............. 353, 459,
BORN, BUT NOT BURIED............ 415
CAPE COD.......................59, 157
Cossack SoxG.......................

... 266
CHASTILLON ........................ 514
EXPERIENCES IN MOUNT LEBANON..... 396
FIRST FRIENDSHIP ...

164

FALL ...

How I CAME TO LIKE DIAMONDS...... 40
HORACE GREELEY.....

76
HENRY HEINEMA LETTER TO A FRIEND

IN PARK PLACE............. 475

How I CAME TO BE MARRIED..........

HESPERUS..........................

IRVING'S LIFE OF WASHINGTON ....... 1

IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN................ 588

LIFE AMONG THE MORMONS., 144, 262,

376, 501, 602

LIVING IN THE COUNTRY.....166, 299,

392, 505, 629

LUISELLA.

........ 305
Low LIFE-IN THE SAHARA.......... 594
LONGFELLOW'S " Song OF HIAWATHA," 578
MR. PEPPERAGE's FOURTH OF JULY
ORATION.........

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My Lost YOUTH...

121
MY DARLING.........

381
New English Poets,..

225
NOVEMBER ...

458
NOTES IN SYRIA....................

493
ORIGINAL PORTRAITS OF WASHINGTON..
ON MY BED OF A WINTER Night......
PLANT-MUMMIES ...................
RURAL OBJECTS IN EUROPE AND AMER-

ICA ..........
RECENT AMERICAN POETRY .....
RACHEL...

EL.........................
REMINISCENCES OF A TEMPEST - TOST

LIFE-LAFAYETTE....... ...... 417

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Ancient Ilistory--Memoir of S. S. Prentiss-
Amos Lawrence--Douglas's Life and Bond.
ago-The Life of Curran-Calhoun's Works
-- Peg Wollington - Christie Johnstone-
School of Life-Ernest Gray-Mary Lyndon
- Peeps from a Belfry-Kate Aylesford-
Ellen Mowbray-Initials-Dickens's Works
--Twice Married-Clouds and Sunshine
Oakfield - Ethel --Aspirations - Light and
Darkness—The Old Homestead-The Oid
Farm Hlouse--The Rag Pickor-Isora's
Child--The Elder Sister The Match Girl-

The Deserted Wife-Bancroft's Miscellanies
•-Star Papers--Rhyme and Reason-Mor.

garet Fuller Gazetteer ofthe World-John-
ston's Chemistry of Common Life-Jame-
son's Common Place Book--The British
Poets-Bohn's Libraries-Tennyson's Maud
- Roget's Thesaurus - Opium Eater -
Comedy of Life-Tho Camp before Sebas
topol-The Mosquito Shore-The Crayon
- Leaves of Grass – Kingsley's Glaucus
--Ilarvey's Sea Side-Jarvis's Art Hints
- Spencer's Sermons — Agassiz -- Modern
Mysterios--Annals of San Francisco--Hil.
dreth's Japan-Tomes' Panama--Bartol's
Pictures of Europe-The Hidden Path-
Greig's Creed-Bain's Christian Life-Tul.
loch's Theism--Book of Fairy Tales--The
Unholy Alliance-IIudson's Shakespeare-
Spenser's Works-Ileine's Pictures of Tra-
vel-Cyclopedia of American Literature-
Kant's Critique-A Voice to America,
Dickson's Elements of Medicine-Taylor's
India, China, and Japan-Private Life of
an Eastern King -- British Essayists-British
Historians -- Gibson's Sumatra-Dr. Doran's
Books--Lippincot's Gazetteer-Teverino-
Juno Clitlird-Mortimer's College Life-
Glenwood-Dixon's New York Surgeon--
Miss Pardoe's Confessions-Crotchets and
Quavers - Ghostly Colloquies--Browning's
Men and Women-Frothingham's Poems -
J. II. Bryant's Poems-Meek's Red Eagle
-Familiar Quotations-Cowper's Task-
Koble's Christian Year--Fairy Stories --God
Revealed - Christian Theiam - Abbott's

Hoary Head-Prescott's Philip II.
II. European Literature-England.-Life of

Sydney Smith-Doran's Lives of the Queens
-Macaulay-Queens before the Conquest-
Cestello's Anne of Britanny-Martineau's
Guide to the English Lakes-Tennyson-
Tho Brownings - Arnold - Leslie's Hand
Book - Jervis's Printing and Celebrated
Painters-Pictures from the Battle Field-
The National-Oxford Essays-Sellaron
Lucretius. Froudo- The Duke of Bucking-
ham's Memoirs of Georgo III.- Past and
Present Euglish Expeditions-Lord Chat.
ham and Lord Raglan--Memoirs of John J.
Gurney-Morality in Exeter Hall and in
Lombard Street - Wrightson's Modern Italy
--Madame d'Ossoli Poems by Aubrey de
Vere-Brewster's Life of Sir Isaac Newton
- Tegoborski's Russia - Cotton's Rhemes
and Doway- Stirling's Velazquez- Stan-
loy's Synopsis of Dutch and Flemish Paint-
ers-Carlyle's Frederick the Great-Brown-
ing's Poetry-Bailey--Memoirs of M. A.
Herzen-Véron's Memoires d'un Bourgeois
-Burtou's Pilgrimage--Bellot's Memoirs--
Bailey's Work-Kerzen's Russia and Si-
beria-Lewes's Life of Goethe.
France.-Schnitzler and V. Amanton on the

Crimca-Notice sur les diverses Populations
de la Tauride-Duc D'Aumale's Zouaves-
Nettement's French Literature-Barante's

Directory of France-Life of Marnix de
Sainte Aldegonde, by Quinet-Life of Wash-
ington, by M. De Witt-M. Dumas, fils, Le
Monde Interlopo-La Grèco Contemporaine,
par M. E. About-Tolla Feraldi--Courrier
des Etats Unis--Les Paysans, by M. De
Balzac-Lamartine's History of Turkey-
Ilistory of the German Empire and Russian
Empire-George Sand-M. Dupin-Lamen-
nnis' Works — Stendhal - H.‘Bayle - M.
Merimée-M. de Lamartine's Russie-Lo
Play-Les Ouvriers Européens-Ampère's
Promenade en Amerique-Voyage autour
de L'Exposition, par M. About--Pallegoix's
Description de Siam-Maynard's Impres-
sions de Voyage de Paris à Sebastopol--
Chasles' Les Souvenirs d'un Médecin-For-

gues' Lamennais.
Germany.-Karl Von Raumer's Geschichte

der Padagogik-Baron Von Reichenbach's
Sensitive Mensch-Von Brugsch's Notes of
Egyptian Travel - Goldhanu's Æsthetic
Wanderings in Sicily-Kestner's Goethe
and Werther-Zwischen Hudson and Mis
sissippi--Nach Amerika-Herr Gieselrecht's
Geschichte der Deutschen Kaiserzeit-Ger-
vinus' History of the 19th Century-Loher's
History of Germans in America-Elben's
National German Manners-gerang-Giebel's
Meister Andrea --Schasler on Kaulbach's
Fresco Paintings – Malerische - Feier-

Stunden-Lemcke's Spanish Literature.
Hungary, -- Republication of American

Works.
Italy.--Turrisi Colonna-Gucrrazzi-Massari

Gioberti's Della Rifforina Cattolica.
New English Engrarings.-Landsecr's New
Works-Night and Morning-Wellington
at Waterloo -- Highland Congregation -
Hunt's “ Peasant Girl at Prayer"-Duncan's
Historical Pictures of the Pretender-The
Sistine Chapel -- Winkelmann's superb

print.
III. Fine Arts.--Trinity Chapel --Academy

of Music - Richard Greenough - W. W.
Story - Crawford's Beethoven - Story of
Crawford-Allston-J. Vernet-Ary Schef.
fer-Dante and Beatrice-Millet-American
Landscapes-kensett-Church-- Cropsey-
Doughty-Durand-Gay-Wild --Leutze-
Faust and Margueret — Hunt's Fortune
Teller-Mr. Darley-Irving's Sleepy Hol-
low-Judd's Margaret-Scheffer's Beatrice
and Dante - Greenough's Boy and the
Eagle Dr. Abbott's Egyptian Antiquities
-llemicycle des Beaux Arts-Faed's Pic-
ture of Shakespeare and Milton.
IV. The Opera and Music.--Grisi-Mario-

Steffanone - Brignoli – Vestvali-William
Tell--11 Trovatore-Mrs. Perkins' Ball-
Madame Legrange--Miss Louisa Pyne-
German Opera-Mr. Harrison-Mr. 'Bris.
towLowell Mason a Mus. Doc.-American
Opera in Paris and Naples-Norma-Signor
Mirato-Don Giovanni-Mme. De Vries-
Miss Elise Hensler-German Song-Unions
---Ditson's series of Operas-Lucia di Lam-
mermoor-Signora Parodi-Bristow's Opera
of Rip Van Winkle-Le Prophète-M. Mey.
erbeer.
V. The Drama, - Rachel -- Burton's-Wal-
lack's--The Broadway-Boker's new Tra-
gedy-Davenport - Mrs. Hoey-Placide-

Lester--Brougham.— Thackeray's Lectures.
VI. Correspondence.-Can there be a New

Architecture?

PUTNAM'S MONTHLY.
A Magazine of Literature, Science, and Art.

VOL. VI.—JULY, 1855.—NO. XXXI.

IRVING'S LIFE OF WASHINGTON.* RIOGRAPHY may be said to bear to modern times we have no heroes; but. D history somewhat the same relation the reason, probably, is not so much that portraiture does to historical painting. that men or society are yet very differLike other comparisons, there are some ent from what they have been, as that points in which this one fails; but it is we have a different way of viewing exact enough for purposes of illustration. things-perceiving that to be accomThe great essential requisite for histori- plished by the united weight of many cal composition, as for historical paint persons acting under a common impulse, ing, is the power of grouping. If there which, according to the old method of is a failure in this respect, skillfulness explanation, would have been regarded and elaboration in details, so far from as the heroic work of some single indimaking up for it, may only render con vidual. fusion worse confounded, and the failure History, considered as a science, and more conspicuous. This power of group. historical compositions, looked upon as ing is, indeed, essential to every species demonstrations, have, no doubt, gained of composition, whether pictorial or much by this change. But, the great written; but a much less degree of it mass of the reading public are hardly will answer for biography or portraiture yet prepared for this journey into the than for compositions in history. Norwilderness of historical speculation, even is this by any means the only advantage though the promised land of a reorganwhich the former possess. Though not ized and regenerated society may be ranked so high in the critic's scale, their alleged to lie beyond it; while fed merits and beauties and power of pleas, with this philosophical manna, they do ing are much more level to the common still look back with great longings and apprehension, and more likely to be some murmurings to the flesh- pots of generally felt and appreciated.

Egypt, breaking out into occasional History, as it becomes more compre- complaints that they have been led into hensive, more scientific and abstract, the desert to starve. giving more and more of its attention to Hence, the popularity of that semirelations and causes not accidental, but historical species of biography, of which natural and necessary, comes to deal Washington Irving, in the volume beless and less with men as individu- fore us, has furnished the first installals, and to confine itself to those mo- ment of a very pleasing specimen. tives and impulses shared by groups Biography, indeed, in this shape of it, and, masses in common-motives and may be said to have picked up not impulses to which, rather than to in- merely the dropped mantle, but, as it dividual peculiarities, the course and were, the cast-off body of the ascending order of events is every day more and muse of history; and, as yet, the great more traced. It is said that in these mass of readers seem much to prefer a

* Life of George Washington. By WASHINGTON IRVING. New York: G. P. Putnam & Co. Three vols., Vol. I., pp. 504

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