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Incidents. By H. M. Hozier.
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.
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,