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“William Shakespeare: a Biography," | English Literature in the Imperial by A. Bekk, has appeared at Munich. Alexander Lyceum, St. Petersburg,

A paper called “ The Motherland” is about to issue his lectures under the has been issued at Leipsic, for circula- title, “ Our Great Writers." tion in Poland.

" The Home and Foreign Review," Dr. J. N. Sepp is nearly ready with the quarterly exponent of the intellec* The True Life of Jesus," a reply to tual and progressive English Roman Renan and Strauss.

Catholics, has perished under a rescript A memorial tablet of Hegel has been from the Pope ; and the “Dublin Replaced in the house where he died. view" and ultramontanism have gained

O. Loreng's “ German History in the a temporary triumph. XIIIth and XIVth centuries," vol. ii., Giacomo Meyerbeer, the composer (b. is in the press.

1794), composer of “ Jephtha's DaughRenan's “ Phenice" is issuing. ter," " L'Etoile du Nord," “ Les Hugue

Lord Brougham is again reported to nots," “ Dinorah,” &c., died April 30. be engaged on an Autobiography.

A Welsh Quarterly, called “ Yr EisThe article on Shakspere in the teddfod,” has been commenced. London Quarterly Review is by Peter Adolphe Garnier (b. 1801), editor of Bayne, author of “ The Christian Life," " Descartes," author of a “Criticism of &c., formerly editor of “The Common- the Philosophy of Reid," " History of wealth" (Glasgow), now editor of “The Morals," &c., successor of Jouffroy, died Weekly Review” (London).

May 5. The Rev. Charles Merivale, B.D., Rev. Dr. Davidson has undertaken author of " A History of the Romans to translate into English, for Tauchpitz, under the Empire," has been appointed the “ Hebrew and Chaldee Dictionary Boyle Lecturer for the present year. of the Old Testament of Jules Furst,

l'he copyright of Wasbington Irving's the German Orientalist (b. 1805), of entire works has been disposed of for which the first edition appeared in 1851£42,000.

4, the second in 1863, and this, from J. G. Edgar, author of "The Boy- its author's improvements, will be equihood of Great Men,” “ The Wars of the valent to the third. Furst was educated Roses," &c., died 20th of April.

for a Rabbi. M Jules Lecomte, author of “ Pari- The Rev. Cæsar H. A. Malan (b. sian Follies," &c., editor of “Le Monde 1787), author of “ The Songs of Sion," Ilustré" (b. 1812), died April 24. " Come and See,” “ The Witness of

Colenso intends to issue a people's God," &c., died 8th May, aged 77. edition of his work on the Pentateuch.

Kepler's monument, by Kreiling, H. F. Chorley is superintending a erected at Weilerstadt, is nearly ready reissue of “Mendelssohn's Letters," with for inauguration. biographic and critical introductions. Shakspere Tercentenary German

Selections from Whately's Common- Poems are shortly to be published. place Book, by his daughter, and a Dietzel, Professor of Roman Law at Memoir, by W. J. Fitzpatrick, the bio. Kiel, is dead. grapher of Dr. Doyle, are announced. A people's edition of Renan's “Studies

St. Paul, the Founder of Christi- in Religious History" is announced. anity," is the subject of M. Renan's Thomas Solly, Lecturer on the English present literary efforts.

Language and Literature at the UniA MS. of date 1760 has been dis

versity of Berlin, author of " A Syllacovered at Poictiers, containing the fun- bas of Logic,” “ The Will Haman and damental formulæ of Hegel's philoso- Divine," has issued “A Coronal of phy, ten years before the birth of the

English Verse, or a Selection from German thinker. It is to be published. English and American Authors," as a

Charles Edw. Tarner, Professor of reading book.

Professor J. L. Casper, of Berlin, a distinguished German physician, author of many first-class professional works, died recently. He bequeathed his whole fortune, 500,000 thalers, to the University of Berlin.

Jobin Page Hopps, of Sheffield, for merly sub-lecturer in the Church of the Saviour, Birmingham (Geo. Dawson's), has issued * Sermons for the Times."

“ Linnet's Trial,” by the sister of the late author of " Harry Coverdale's Courtship," is out.

Victor Hugo announces as nearly ready,“ Songs of the Streets and the Woods,” and two dramas, “Torquemada" and " The Twins."

Lord Brougham has written an introduction to the Speeches of Lord Wm. C. Plunket, the Irish orator (1761– 1854), which are about to be published.

H. G. Bohn has printed privately, for the Philobiblion Society, a work entitled, " The Biography and Bibliography of Shakspere." The Memoir is an independent excursus; the bibliography is an amended reissue of the matter prepared for the bibliopole's edition of Lowndes." It is a great pity, we thipk, to bury the book in the libraries of the thirty-three of that association.

Mr. Nelson Lee, the pantomimist, has composed his Autobiography.

J. P. Collier is reconstructing his “Old English Reprints Association," limited to fifty, on the guinea subscription plan.

John Downes, M.A., author of Pantheism, Scepticism, Spinoza, &c., in the

Encyclopædia Britannica," and subeditor of that great national work, died May 16th, aged 36.

Jas. Ferguson, M.D., author and editor of several able and useful classical works for schools and colieges, died May 18.

A life of Carl von Weber, by his 800, is out.

M. Grimm, son of the German philologist W. Grimm, has issued a biography of Michael Angelo.

W. R. Alger, an American author, has ready " A Critical History of the Doctrine of a Future Life," with a complete bibliography of the subject. It is said to be a most voluminous aud thorough work.

“A General Dictionary of the Sciences,” edited by MM. Privat-Deschanel and Ad. Forillon, has been commenced in Paris.

Dr. Heinrich Kurz (b. 1805), author of a notable History of German Litersture (1851-1855), is about to continue his work, bringing it down from 1830 to 1860.

Messrs. Macmillan and Co. will isste a Commentary on Shakspere's works as a companion to the Cambridge edition of Shakspere now under issue by them, of which Vol. V. will appear in August.

A Biography of the Hon. S. P. Chase, secretary of the Federal Treasury, and candidate for the presidency of the U.S., has been issued to help bis “run," under the title of "The Ferryboy and the Financier," the main facts "vouched for by himself."

An essay on Sbakspere music appeared in the Recension, a Viennese publication.

Lumley's “Reminiscences of the Opera " are just out.

The musical world seems to be much agitated by a controversy on • The Trae Laws of Melody and Har. mony."

Dr. David Laing, after twenty years' labour, hus completed bis edition of the "Works of Jobn Koox, the Scottish Reformer," in six vols., with elaborate indexes and résumés.

Dr. William Leitch, Principal and Professor of Divinity in Queen's Coliege, Canada, Author of God's Glory in the Heavens," &c., died 9th May.

INDEX.

... 153

.... 308

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PAGE
FORENSIC ELOQUENCE .. 1,161,321
EPOCH MEN:
Dr. Joseph Butler-the Logic of
Analogy

81
EUROPEAN PHILOSOPHY:-

Aristotle's Science of Nature... 401
SHAKSPERE CONTROVERSIES , 241
HISTORY:
Has Napoleonism been beneficial to

Europe?
Afirmative Articles .. 34, 114, 189, 278

Negative Articles . 39, 117, 191, 283
PHILOSOPHY :-
Dots Civilization necessitate Demo-

ralization ?
Affirmative Articles 25, 103, 181, 270,349

Negative Articles. 29, 107, 186, 273, 356
POLITICS :-
Was Slavery the real cause of the

American War?
Afirmative Articles 46, 123, 195, 287,361

Negative articles.53, 128, 202, 294, 366
RELIGION :-
Can Members of Christian Churches

consistently_take part in the
Shakspere Tercentenary Move-
ment?
Afirmative Articles 14, 94, 172, 262

Negative Articles .... 20, 100, 177, 266
Is a Belief in the Miraculous essen-

tial to Personal Christianity ?
Affirmative Article

340
Negative Article

345
SOCIAL ECONOMY:-
Are our existing Patent Laws pro-

ductive of Public Benefit?
Affirmative Articles ..... 257, 334
Negative Articles .........

259, 327
POETIC CRITIQUE

206
Absent, yet Present...

207
Ariadne

209
Orphan, The...

208
The Man of the Hour....

209
THE ESSAYIST:-
Burke, The Right Hon. Edmund 451
Classical Studies

297
Enthusiasm

372
In Memoriam MDCCCLXIII. 134
Trench, Arcbbishop

450
Wordsworth, Wm.

211

PAGE
THE TOPIC :-
Kagosima; was the Bombardment of

it justifiable ?
Afirmative .. 68. Negative...... 69
Courts-Martial; are they in Harmony

with the Age ?
Affirmative .. 152. Negative
Townley; was Sir George Grey jus-

tified in preventing his Execution?
Affirmative ... 229. Negative .... 230
Dano-German War, was it justifiable?

Affirmative .. 307. Negative
Life Insurance; ought it to be under-

taken by Government?
Affirmative .. 388. Negative .... 389
Malt Tax; ought its Abolition to have

been proposed by the Chancellor :

Affirmative .. 465. Negative 405
THE REVIEWER:-
Alliott, Rev. R., Funeral Sermons

306
Bain's, Prof. A., English Grammar 60
Birks, T. R., on Matler and Ether.. 63
Brown, Plain Words on Health

287
Carlyle's Frederick the Great 379
Dodd's, Rev.J., True Strength 148
Doubleday's Crimes of the Whigs

460
Johnson's, J., Living in Earnesi .... 228
Neule, E.V., The Analogy of Thought
and Nature

148
Neil's Shakspere: a Biography 67
Ormond's Recollections of Copern.. 228
Ramsay's, Dean E. B., Reminiscen-

ces of Scottish Life and Character 301
Reid, T., Sir W. Hamilton's Supple.
ment to

65
Roger's, Rev. C., Scottish Character 301
Simmon's, E. W., English Reforma-
tion

228
Smith's Canada

464
Swamy, M. C., Arichandra

376
Thomas's, Rev. F. F., Vital Questions 464
Torrens, R. R., on Transportation .. 62

67
THE SOCIETIES' SECTION :-

Burmah, Rangoon, Y. M's Literary 313
Edinburgh. Juridical Society

73
Edinburgh, United Societies of 157
Fitzroy Victoria) Y. M.'s Improv. 156
Glasgow Y. M.'s Soc. for Religious
Improvement

469
Greenock Philosophical Society..75, 157
Jarrow Y. M.'s Mutual Improv.. 395
Kandy (Ceylon) Y. M.'s Literary 234
London College, City of ...

315

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.... 392

154

... 71

PAGE
Toe SOCIETIES' SECTION (continued):-

London Royal Inst. of Gt. Britain .. 236
Macclesfield Y. M.'s Discussion 75
Swansea Literary and Debating
Swansea Working Men's Institute .. 317

Wick and Pulteney Town Debating 75,237
THE INQUIRER:-

Q. A.
Aspasia

390
Barrister

154
Bible...

72
B.L. Degree

154
Book..

71 72
Buchner's “Matter and Force" 466 468
Buns, “Hot-Crossed

232 391
Charleston...

466
Coals in Palestine

309 391
Colenso, Replies to

309
Common Sense..

154 232
Conscience, History of the

Development of. ... 71 309, 391
Constitutions, Political

233
Dano-German War

232 311
Faithfull, Miss E.

154 155
Fanny Fern...

71 71
German Grammar

466
Greenwell, Dora..

71 72
Halliwell, J O.

231 233
History, Philosophy of

312
Huxley, Prof.

71 72
Interleaving of Books

71 73
Legislation, Principles of 390
Matriculation

154 232
Morganatic Marriage

........ 154 232
Niebuhr

391
Poetic Magazine

71
Poets, Shilling Edition of .... 467 468
Punishment, Capital

231 310

PAGE
THE INQUIRER (continued) :- Q.

Quotations ........71, 390, 391 73,39!
Rain

398 468
Renan, M. E.

154 155
Roget's “Thesaurus 309, 390 467
Selah

233
Shipbuilding..

...... 155

.. 309

CONTRIBUTORS' SIGNATURES.

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PAGR
Liliput

191
L'Ouvrier

102
M. H. 33, 39, 133, 189, 283,

361
Nam Der.......... 53,366

147, 387
Owen Tudor

438
Oxoniensis..

286
Pbilomath. .29, 272, 427
Publicola.. .339, 430
Roland Stuart

306

N. L. ....

...... 71

466
Spiritualism, &c.

231
Texts, Preaching from

309 391
“ Trade Edition"

466
Willis, N P.

71
“Winter," Thomson's ........ 71 309
JUR COLLEGIATE COURSE :- 76
Arithmetic.

158, 318
Book-keeping

158
Butler's "Analogy of Religion" 157, 318,

396, 470
Composition.....

159, 238, 318
French

396
Geography
Geology

159
German

397, 471
Grammar, English ....159, 238, 318.470
History

.159, 238, 318, 471
Latin

398
Literature, English

238, 471
Logic..

238
Moral Philosophy..

.239, 471
Political Economy

239
Practical Logic.
Rhetoric

239
LACONICS :-
History

237
Hypothesis, The Philosophy of .... 05
Literature, English

210
LITERARY NOTES 79, 159, 239, 319,399, 472

159, 238

158, 396

PAGK
R.R.

206
R. S. 20,59, 122, 266,345, 371
S. Arnott

186
S. F.T..

195, 296
S.I.R.E.

.117, 202
S. N...13, 93, 171, 253, 333,

379, 414
S.S.

.24, 270
Timothy

348
William

278, 435
W.R.

181, 294

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