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Sermon at the Annual Fast in Maine, April, 1820. By Asa Cummings. Brunswick.

Equality of mankind and the evils of slavery.' Sermon at the Annual Fast, April 1820. By Joseph Wheaton. Boston. Sermon in vindication of the spirit of the age. On the anniversary of the New York Missionary Society. By Alexander M. Clelland. New York.


Anastasius, or Memoirs of a Greek, written at the close of the 18th century. 12mo, 3 vols. in 2. $2,50. New York. Country Neighbours, or the Secret.


Character essential to success in life.
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Gay's Chair.
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Memoirs of Napoleon.

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By Isaac Taylor. 12mo,

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The Monastery, a Romance. By the author of Waverly. 2 vols, 12mo. Philadelphia.

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The influence of civic life, sedentary habits, and intellectual refinement, on human health and human happiness, including an estimate of the balance of enjoyment and suffering in the different gradations of society. By James Johnson. 8vo. Philadelphia.

ART. IX.-Life and Writings of Madame de Staël.
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Examination of some remarks in the Quarterly Review on

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No. XXIX.-New Series No. IV.

OCTOBER, 1820.

ART. XII.—An Index to the Geology of the Northern States, with transverse sections extending from Susquehannah river to the Atlantic, crossing Catskill mountains; to which is prefixed a Geological Grammar. By Amos Eaton, A. M. Lecturer on Natural History and Chemistry in the Troy Lyceum; Professor of Botany in Castleton Medical Academy, &c. Second Edition, wholly written over anew, and published under the direction of the Troy Lyceum. Troy, published by William S. Parker, 1820.

WE hail with pleasure the appearance of any work on the natural history of our country, a subject which has been too long permitted to lie in obscurity, and the study of which has in no slight degree been retarded by the mistaken notion that it is incompatible with professional pursuits and an interruption to the active business of life. The necessity of pointing out inducements to the cultivation of an intimate acquaintance with our natural productions is however daily becoming less necessary, and we now rarely hear the inquiry, what pleasure or benefit can result from the study of plants and of animals? No one can be insensible to the interest awakened by the contemplation of animated nature; but the lifeless masses which lie scattered on the surface of the earth are less calculated to arrest the attention, and are daily passed by with neglect. Few persons are alive to the New Series, No. 4.


pleasure, and still fewer to the utility of examining rocks, the structure of crystals, or the association and connexion of mineral substances. Rough and forbidding in their aspect, it is not to be wondered at, that they should so long have been viewed with no other interest, than is excited by the wish to select those apparently most suitable for the various.constructions needed in a civilized society. Ils ne sont,' says the venerable Haüy, pour le commun des hommes, que des masses brutes, sans physionomie et sans langage, faites seulement pour être appropriés à nos besoins; on a peine à s'imaginer qu'il y ait une place pour le naturaliste, entre le mineur qui les extrait, et l'artiste qui les élabore.' But the taste for natural science has of late been rapidly increasing among us, and in some departments much has been already effected. In most of our large towns we have able and zealous teachers, and in all our universities and colleges are those, whose duty and pride it is to foster a spirit of inquiry into our animal, vegetable, and mineral riches. Every year sends forth into the remote parts of our country young and ardent students, who are announcing discoveries, or bringing to light productions of the highest importance in agriculture and the arts, for many of which we have long been dependent on foreign climes, and of which commercial obstructions have more than once nearly deprived us.

In zoology and botany much has been done; and from the presses of our country have issued, and are still issuing, works that do honour to the nation, some of which already adorn the libraries of the first naturalists of Europe.

In mineralogy we can boast at least of one work, which has merited and received the highest encomiums abroad, having not only been reprinted, but pronounced the best work of the kind as yet published in our language.

For some years mineralogy made less progress among us, than the other branches of natural history; but on the arrival of the magnificent collection of Col. Gibbs, a new and powerful impulse was given to this study. This splendid cabinet, deposited at New Haven under the charge of a gentleman eminently qualified to make it useful, rendered the mineralogical lectures doubly interesting, from the ample means of illustration it afforded; and mineralogists had there an opportunity of making themselves familiar with the characteristic forms of the objects of their pursuit. To the want of an extensive and well arranged

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