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STANDARD HISTORIES,

THE HISTORY OF MODERN EUROPE; from

the Rise of the Moder: Kingdoms to the present period. By William RusselI., LL.D. and WILLIAM Jones, Esq. With Annotations by an American.

In 3 vols. 8vo. With plates. Fine edition. THE HISTORICAL WORKS of the Rev. WILLIAM

ROBERTSON, D.D.; comprising his HISTORY OF AMERICA; CHARLES V.; SCOTLAND; and INDIA. In 3 vols. 8vo. With plates. Fine edition.

GIBBON'S HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND

FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE. In 4 vols. 8vo. With plates. Fine edition. 47 Harper's editions of the above works are stereotyped, and prinied uniformly. Great pains have been taken to render them perfect in every respect. They are decidedly the best editions ever published in this country.

MEDICAL WORKS.

HOOPER'S MEDICAL DICTIONARY. From the

last London Edition. With Additions, by Samuel

AKERLY, M.D. 8vo. COOPER'S SURGICAL DICTIONARY. New edi.

tion, greatly enlarged. 8vo. GOOD'S (Dr. J. Mason) STUDY OF MEDICINE.

In 5 vols. 8vo. A new edition. With Additions, by SAMUEL Couper, M.D. “Dr. Good's extensive reading and retentive inemory enable him to enliven the most common elementary details by interweaving curious, uncommon, or illustrative examples in almost every page. We have no hesitation in p'onouncing the work, beyond all comparison, the best of the kind in the English language."--Medico-chirurgical Review.

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THE FAMILY LIBRARY.

The old English dramatists, the friends and contemporaries of Shakspeare, have contributed one of the most valuable portions to the poetic literature of our country. But, abounding as they do in wit and fancy, in force and copiousness of expression, in truth and variety of character, in rapid change of incidents, in striking and interesting situations, and, above all, in justice and elevation of sentiment,-their works are totally unknown to the generality of readers, and are only found in the hands of an adventurous few who have deviated from the beaten paths of study to explore for themselves less familiar and exhausted tracts of literary amusement. The neglect of these authors, in an age so favourable to works of imagination as the present, can only be ascribed to that occasional coarseness of language which intermixes with and pollutes the beauty of their most exquisite scenes. ... Under these circumstances, the editors of the Family Library have determined on publishing a selection from the plays of Massinger, Beaumont and Fletcher, Ford, Shirley, Webster, Middleton, and others, ornitting all such scenes and passages as are inconsistent with the delicacy and refinement of modern taste and manners. Whenever it is possible, ibe play will be printed entire

THE PLAYS OF PHILIP MASSINGER. In 3 vols.

18mo. With a Portrait. THE PLAYS OF JOHN FORD. In 2 vols, 18mo.

“ There can be little doubt that the works of those dramatists who flourished in the time of Shakspeare will be eagerly purchased, as they are very much wanted in this country. Although containing the essence of poetry, few on this side of the Atlantic are acquainted with their merits. It is singular that they have not been reprinted here before. A little of the solid thought and laboured composition of those days might be advantageously substituted for much of the frippery now cut down into tedious metre, and ehed out with forced and hackneyed rhyme."-N. Y. Mirror.

“ The plays of Massinger abound in strongly drawn characters, vivid imagery, classical language, and interesting situations."--N.Y. Standard.

“Massinger stands in the highest rank as a dramatic writer, and perhaps approaches his great contemporary, Shakspeare, nearer than any other."--The Albion.

“Massinger is held to be a writer of remarkable vigour of thought ; his language is nervous, and frequently highly musical."-N. Y. American.

“Ford's writings are replete with beauties of sentiment and elegance of language."-New-York Evening Post.

“ There is a peculiar felicity in Ford's manner."- Baltimore American.

See also Charleston Mercury and Gazette-New-York ConstellationEvening Post---Daily Advertiser-Gazette--Courier & Enquirer-Evening Journal-Commercial Advertiser-Mercantile Advertiser-AtlasAlbany Evening Journal-Boston Statesman Boston Courier, &c. &c.

ENGLISH SYNONYMES; with copious Illustra

tions and Explanations drawn from the best Writers. By GEORGE Crabb, M.A. A new Edition, ovo. This valuable work is now used in several Colleges in the United States.

“The importance of a knowledge of synonymes is very great-indeed, indispensable to an accurate scholar; yet the study is much neglected, as the loose style of many of our best writers but too amply attests."--NewYork Daily Advertiser.

“It deserves a place in every library, and on the table of every student who desires a correct knowledge of the English language "-New-York Journal of Commerce.

“ This has now become a standard work, and ought to find a place in the library of every gentleman who aspires to elegance or precision of style."--New-York Morning Herald.

THE BOOK OF NATURE; being a popular Illus

tration of the general Laws and Phenomena of Creation, &c. By John Mason Good, M.D., F.R.S. 8vo. Sixth Edition. To which is prefixed the Life of the Author. “ From a man cf Dr. Good's acknowledged talents and learning, it is natural to expect something uncommon. Such expectations will be fully realized in his Book of Nature.' We have read the work with much interest and instruction. The author possessed, in an eminent degree, the happy talent of tracing his subjects frorn their elementary principles to their sublime results, and of interspersing his loctures with pertinent and interesting anecdotes. No person who thirsts for knowledge can read his . Book of Nature' without having his mind enriched in the principies of natural philosophy far beyond he would have thought possible by a book of its size. It is a sale book for any person to read. There is no skepticism in it."-New-England Christian Herald.

LETTERS AND JOURNALS OF LORD BYRON;

with Notices of his Life. By Thomas Moore, Esq. In 2 vols. 8vo. With a Portrait. “We do not know where the letters are to be found in any language which better repay a perusal. Perhaps, as mere models of the epistolary style, they are not so exquisite as some that might be cited. Even of this, however, we are far from being sure. If they do not equal, for instance, ir grace and elegance those of Gray or Lady Mary,--if they are not specimens of that inimitable, ineffable bavardage which makes those of Madame de Sévigné so entirely unique,--they fully rival the best of them in spirit, piquancy, and, we venture to add, wit ; while, like the epistles of Cicero, they not unfrequently rise from the most familiar colloquial ease and free dom into far loitier regions of thought and eloquence. We were particularly struck with this peculiarity. We scarrely read one of them without being surprised into a smile-occasionally into a broad laugh--by some felicitous waggery. some sudden descent from the sublime to the ridicu. lous, while there is many a passage in which the least critical reader will not fail to recognise the hand that drew Childe Harold."--South. Review.

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