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logic.” The Scepticis perpetually, in these things, going beyond the bounds of the deductions of logic, and his grand error is, that when he enters the domain of spiritual matters, he lets go the finer portion of his being, and “every thing must be strained through the menstruum of his brain, or be seen in clear outline upon the horizon."

We should be glad to notice passages in the "Man of the World,” and also in the “ Seeker after Religion”-specially the strong and eloquent passage in the latter in reference to rituals, but we must pass to the closing discourse on the “ Sisters of Bethany." Our author considers Martha and Mary as representatives of two classes of womanly character, and then proceeds to speak of Woman with and without the influence of Christianity. In allusion to the modern debates concerning the question of woman's rights, he has the following : “ There may be a class of women of frosty sympathies and intrepid nerves, whose “strong mindedness' has absorbed almost every other quality, and to whose philosophical comprehension the amenities of life may seem puling and narrow. These may aspire to the control of the forum and the exchange. But I believe that few, who are really conscious of the true dignity of woman, would consent to such a condition.” The character of mere creatures of dress is graphically presented, as so is the influence which the true woman can exert in the Home and in Society

We commend this volume to our readers, and assure them they will value it as a book for the family that will quicken thought and feeling in the right way as often as attention is turned to it. It can be had of A. Tompkins.

REPORT OF THE FEMALE MEDICAL EDUCATion Society, for its Third Year, Oct. 1851.

We are much interested in the success of this and kindred institution, regarding, as we do, the aim of them to be of the most laudable character. We think the Boston Society to be worthy of the best encouragement as it embraces not simply the education of Female Physicians, fitted to treat all th ills of their own sex, but also midwives and nurses. Courses of instruction are adapted to three classes of persons,—those who design to follow the profession of the Physician, and those who design to follow only either of the other of the offices of the sick room. Since the origin of the Society more than one thousand persons have made themselves annual members by the payment of five dollars or more, and about sixty life members by the payment of twenty dollars. Ten persons have made a separate subscription of one hundred dollars each for the purchase of apparatus, from Paris, and other subscriptions for chemical and philosophical apparatus are on foot.

We shall speak further of this institution and its kindred at a future time.

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A DICTIONARY OF PRACTICAL MEDICINE. By James Copland, M. D., F. R. S. Edited, with additions, by Charles A. Lee, M. D. Part XXII. Published by the Harpers, and on sale at B. B. Mussey & Co.'s.

A stray number of this serial work has come under our notice, and we wish we could charm the others this way. The work treats of General Pathology, the Nature and Treatment of Diseases, Morbid Structures, &c. Rejecting as we do the Allopathic treatment of diseases, yet we are, perhaps too much, interested in the knowledge of the nature of diseases, the why and wherefore of bodily derangement, and have looked over this treatise with much satisfaction. It is published in parts of over 140 pages at 50 cents each.

RECOLLECTIONS OF A LITERARY LIFE ; or Books, Places, and People. By Mary Russell Mitford. New York : Harper & Brothers. 1852. Boston : B. B. Mussey & Co., Cornhill.

Every thing that comes from the pen that wrote “ Our Village,” is attractive to us, and we opened this volume with high expectations. The book is not, as we supposed, limited to the Literary Persons with whom our author had become acquainted, but is a free and easy talk about favorite authors, with selections from their writings. There is a good deal of very welcome personal gossip and local scene-painting, which adds great interest to what is said of the authors introduced. Among the Americans introduced, and of whom she speaks at length, are Longfellow, Daniel Webster, Whittier, Fitz Greene Halleck, Dr. O. W. Holmes, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. She gives us an exceedingly interesting sketch of


A very handsome sheet with the above title, and the neat motto, “ And knew the glow worm by its spark," was published by the ladies of the Universalist Society, Norwich, Conn., as one of the means of adding interest to their late Social Party. The execution is excellent, and we tender our thanks to the friend to whom we are in- || debted for a copy. A new feature in a paper of this kind is the advertising portion-near sixty business cards are inserted, that doubtless aided

the society in meeting the expense of publication, so that the sale of the paper was profitable we hope.


This is a sermon preached in the Universalist church in New London, Conn., by the pastor, last Thanksgiving Day. It is an appropriate, earnest, and useful discourse. And the printer ought to have a word of commendation, for certainly he has sent out handsome work.

Orrore, Duo Favori, De Semiramide, by Mölle Leonisa Choguet ; Mountain Polka, by Hum ; Rockaway Quick Step, by Wm. C. Glynn ; Madame Thillon's Polka, arranged from the popular Zingara Melody, as sung by her in the “Crown Diamonds,” by the same ; Henrietta Waltz, by the same ; For Wings, for Wings, like a Dove to Fly,-sacred song, dedicated to Mrs. H. C.Phipps, —words by I. F. Shepard, music by T. Bricher.

Kossuth AND THE AMERICAN JESUITS. A Lecture delivered in Lowell, Jan. 4, 1852. By N. M. Gaylord. Lowell: Merrill & Straw.

This is an earnest word against the opposition made by the Catholics against Kossuth, and is devoted to showing from Catholic papers that the Catholics are opposed to the great Hungarian, and in setting forth the fact, that if the members of the Catholic church be opposed to Kossuth, it is on the ground of his being the advocate of Religious Freedom.

PICTORIAL Field Book OF THE REVOLUTION. By B. J. Lossing. Published by the Harpers. Sold by B. B. Mussey & Co.

This is one of the most graphic and at the same time one of the safest books yet issued in reference to the Revolution. The plates are very numerous, and are exquisitely done,-scenes, portraits, autographs, maps, and every thing needed to effectually aid the reader to a right appreciation of the matters before him in the history. Lossing has the eye of a poet as well as an artist.

Good HEALTH. A volume of the Village and Family Library, published by the American Sunday School Union.

This is a late publication by the American Sunday School Union,” and in it the doctrine of “ total abstinence" is repudiated, and with the usual limitations and specious reasonings, the idea of "moderation” is set up-that “moderation” which Dr. Johnson said no man could define. The book is entitled “ Good Health ; the possibility, duty, and means of obtaining it.” On pages 174, 175, the author holds the following language : (he is speaking of the use of "artificial” stimuli ;) “ It cannot be of much avail to denounce all recourse whatever to such means of affecting the mind through the body ; we are not purely spiritual beings, and the mind can receive both benefit and injury from what operates on its companion, and its susceptibility to ‘artificial infuences, is very often a thing to be thankful for. Wine, one of the most potent of them all, is recognized in the Bible, as a blessing. This alone would prove that there is a leg timate use to which this class of substances can be put, and that will never be injurious to health ; for if it were, it would for that reason be immoral and to be avoided. What, then, are the circumstances which justify their employment, and should regulate its degree? It is right and just so far as it ministers to the interests of health, energy and virtue. The cases in which they can be rationally thought to have these desirable results, are not so numerous as people suppose, but they are plentiful enough to show the error of indiscriminate prohibition, for there is nothing that cannot be abused by excess. But the benefit is always firmly tied to moderation.”'_“It is impossible to specify the exact circumstances under which it may be beneficial to take a moderate allowance of alcoholic stimulus, or to employ any artificial mode of acting on the mind.

There are undoubtedly many cases of languor and depression which would disqualify for the discharge of duty, if it were not for the temperate excitement of the powers which is procured by wine or malt liquors.

This is the fatal rock on which many professional men have suffered shipwreck.

LONDON LABOR AND LONDON Poor. By Henry Mayhew. Published by the Harpers. Sold by B. B. Mussey & Co.

This remarkable work is progressing, and deepens more and more our admiration of the patience and humanity of its author. It must hereafter be a work to which the Christian statesman and philosopher will apply for facts and arguments in behalf of social reform.

MUSIC FROM OLIVER Ditson, 115 Washington Street, Boston.

We have received a variety of very beautiful sheet music : The Gipsey Girl's Carol, poetry by H. H. Paul, music by J. Ehrlich ; O would I were a Girl again, words by J. S. Hill, music by F. Romer; Gambrimes Polka, by J. Gungl ; The Trumpet of Liberty, a Kossuth song, by John Taylor ; The Parents' Lost Jewel, written and music arranged by Hannah F. Gould ; Giorne D'



had twice earned the money, but the first earning

was expended for the imperative demands of sick. A subscriber in Onondago County, N. Y., wri.

and the other, though due from a man of ting to the Publisher, says : By practising the

wealth, remained unpaid. Fortune once smiled, strictest economy, we raised the sum of two dol- but the sickness of a child and her own sickness, lars and mailed it for that Heart Magazine of made it essential that they should remove, and yours, which was received in due season and pri

they were borne in an open boat to the home of zed by me at double the amount it demands. * * a relative on the shores of Lake Michigan,- the Could works portraying the sweet influences of busband returned only to tarry a brief wbile to Universalism be circulated in this vicinity, many come back an invalid. His place was filled by a heart would be aroused from its stupor and in- another, and when strength returned, he was spired with the love and filial fear of God ; for without employment-a wife and child sick. She already has the heart stirring influences of your continues : “When my health was somewhat reHome Monthly been felt in more than one

stored, we returned again to our former residence instance, although but two numbers have been to commence the world anew, with less means, received. O what heart-greetings will each suc- poorer health, but more experience than when ceeding number receive in our humble home ! we first commenced ; and were it not for tbe The Repository already seems an essential mem- continual drawback which my own poor health ber of our household, and a petition for its suc- puts upon his spirits, I should not now be under cess will ever be remembered in the prayers of the necessity of penning excuses to you. But my one who is an humble worshiper at the shrine of husband says, • Wait a while, wise, and you shall Him whose love it breathes.”

have the money if my life and health are spared, and the money is to be had.'

How little do hundreds who refuse to expend A FRIEND in Schoharie County, N. Y., in a two dollars for the Repository, know of such efbusiness letter says : “O that I could live in a forts as these noble friends have made to hold on community where a thousand copies of the Re

to the work ! Thousands who need the influence pository were taken, read and duly appreciated !

of such a magazine in their home, might have it I should be a thousand fold happier. With me it by a little retrenchment of the luxuries of daily has become a household thing-a necessity.”

life, not touching at all the necessities and comforts.

A SUBSCRIBER in Hartland, Vt., sending payment for the present volume, says :—“I had concluded to do without this valuable work this year, but I find the sacrifice too great. One short month already seems an age, and then to have a whole year in prospect composed of such ages, is not longer endurable ; therefore please remember my


And here is a voice from Emerald Grove, Wisconsin. A subscriber says :-“ The thousand wants attendant upon the settlement of a new farm, and the many calls of family expenditures, clamor loudly for each dollar that strolls far enough to reach us. Still mind requires food as well as body, and greater care is necessary in its selection than for mere bodily aliment. While I can raise funds in season to encourage you to send the Repository, we hope to enjoy its perusal."

Some of our readers may ask if we do not sometimes receive other than good words? To this question we can honestly reply, Very seldom

- very seldom indeed! The only opposition we have been compelled to read came from a deputy in the office of the Post Master of Wetumpka, Alabama, of the same family name as that of the lost subscriber. He writes to have a copy of the Repository discontinued, and says :--"One of her objections, and indeed ber principal objection to the Repository is, its interference with slavery - a subject with wbich she thinks a work devoted te the dissemination of the Gospel, has no business. Christ and his apostles did not interfere with the institution of slavery, and I cannot see why any of his professed followers of the present day should. Have his followers grown wiser and better than their great Leader? It is greatly to be feared that the fanatics of the North will break up this glorious Union by their meddling with this matter, and bring on civil war, discord and death. Slavery has always existed in some shape, and we do not see but that the black slaves of the South are better off than the white slaves of the North."

One more we give, and that is from Michigan. It comes from an intelligent lady whose soul is rich amid external deprivations. She writes to apologize for non-payment of a subscription ; she

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