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5. The Day-Star of American Freedom, or the

Birth and Early Growth of Toleration in the Prov-

ince 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 Wil-

liam 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. NORTIERN GEOGRAPHIES.

229

1. A Comprehensive Geography, combining Math-

ematical, 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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