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SOUTHERN REVIEW,

VOL. V.

BALTIMORE:
ALBERT TAYLOR BLEDSOE, LL.D.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1869, by

ALBERT TAYLOR BLEDSOE, LL. D.,
In the Clerk's Ofice of the District Court of the District of Maryland.

INNES & COMPANY, Book Printers and Binders,

BALTIMORE, MD.

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ART.

PAGE. I. The Great Error OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY, . 1

The Old Regime. By Alexis De Tocqueville. II. THE NATURE AND LAWS OF LIGHT.

18 1. Répertoire d'Optique Moderne. Par l'Abbe Moigno.

2.° Euvres de François Arago.

3. Familiar Lectures on Scientific Subjects. By Sir John F. W. Herschel.

4. Faraday as a Discoverer. By John Tyndall. III. WATERLOO — NAPOLEON AND WELLINGTON.

36 History of the Life of Arthur, Duke of Wellington. By M. Brialmont. IV. THE LIFE AND WRITINGS OF John Wilson.

64 *Christopher North'; a Memoir of John Wilson. By Mrs. Gordon. V. TAE STUDY OF SANSKRIT.

94 1. Lexicon Comparativum Linquavum Indogermanicarum. Von L. Diefenbach.

2. Garnett's Linguistic Essays. By his Son.

3. Charakteristik der Hauptsächlichsten Typen des Sprachbaues. Von H, Steinthal.

4. Hebräisches und Chaldäisches Handwörterbuch über das alte Testament. Von J. Fürst.

5. Deutsche Grammatik. Von J. Grimm. VI. THE EARLY HISTORY OF MARYLAND.

118 1. An Historical View of the Government of Maryland from its Colonization to the Present Day. By John V. L. McMahon.

2. The History of Maryland from its first Settlement in 1633 to the Restoration in 1660. By John Leeds Bozman.

3. The Landholder's Assistant. By John Kilty.

4. A History of Maryland, from 1634 to 1848. By James McSherry.

5. The Day-Star of American Freedom, or the Birth and Early Growth of Toleration in the Province of Maryland. By George Lynn-Lachlan Davis.

6. Terra Mariæ, or Threads of Maryland Colonial

History. By Edward D. Neill. VII. THE PROGRESS OF ASTRONOMY.

148 1. History of the Inductive Sciences. By William Wheweil, D.D.

2. Histoire de l'Astronomie Ancienne.

3. Histoire de l'Astronomie au Moyen Age. By J. B. J. Delambre.

4. Histoire de l'Astronomie Moderne. By J. B.J. Delambre.

5. Histoire de l'Astronomie on dix-huitième Siecle. By J. B. J. Delambre.

6. Histoire de l'Astronomie Ancienne, depuis son origin jusqu'à l'establissment de l'ecole d'Alexandrie. By Jean Sylv. Bailly.

7. Histoire de l'Astronomie Moderne, depuis la foundation de l'ecole d'Alexandrie jusqu'à l'epoque 1782. By Jean Sylv. Bailly.

8. An Historical Survey of the Astronomy of the Ancients. By Sir George Cornwall Lewis.

9. The Recent Progress of Astronomy; especially

in the United States. VIII. THE SEVEN WEEKS' WAR.

184 The Seven Weeks' War; its Antecedents and its

Incidents. By H. M. Hozier.
IX. THE SUMTER AND ALABAMA-ADMIRAL SEMMES. . 208

The Sumter and the Alabama; or Memoirs of his
Services Afloat during the War between the States.

By Admiral Raphael Semmes.
X. NORTHERN GEOGRAPHIES.

229 1. A Comprehensive Geography, combining Mathematical, Physical, and Political Geography, with Important Historical Facts, designed to promote the Moral Growth of the Intellect. By Benj. F. Shaw and Fordyce A. Allen.

2. The Common-School Geography: an Elementary Treatise on Mathematics, Physical, and Political

Geography. By D. M. Worren. XI.-NOTICES OF BOOKS.

238 Man and Woman, 238.--A New Practical Hebrew Grammar, 240.-A History of

Maryland upon the Basis of McSherry, 240.-Richmond during the War. 240.Davies' Arithmetical Series, Ray's Arithmetical Series, Venable's Arithmetical Series, Felter's Arithmetical Series, Robinson's Arithmetical Series, 242.-Cash and Credit, 245.

THE SOUTHERN REVIEW.

No. IX.

JANUARY, 1869.

ART. I.- The Old Regime and Revolution. By Alexis De

Tocqueville, of the Académie Française, Author of Democracy in America. Translated by John Bonner. New York: 1856.

We believe in the value of criticism; otherwise this REVIEW had never seen the light of day. But if criticism be good for others, it is also good for ourselves; and we neither expect, nor desire, to escape its sharp inquisitorial processes. But we do ask, that those who favor us with their critical judgments would, in some small degree at least, imitate the conscientious care which we bestow on the formation of our own views and opinions. For hasty, crude, inconsiderate judgments — such as the world swarms with are of no value to any one, and least of all to the critic himself.

One learned critic assures us, that the article on The Education of the World, which appeared in the first number of our REVIEW, was not complete. “It is well written', says he, 'but the subject is not exhausted.' What! who could hope to exhibit a complete view of The Education of the World, or The Philosophy of History, in one short article? It was not intended to be complete. No one was, indeed, more profoundly sensible than ourselves, that the subject was not exhausted by the paper in question. The object of that first article of THE SOUTHERN REVIEW was, as we supposed every reader would perceive,

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