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A MONTHLY REGISTER
Of the most important Works published in NORTH and SOUTH AMERICA, in

INDIA, CHINA, and the British Colonies : with occasional Notes on German,
Dutch, Danish, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Russian Books.

No. 61.-[Vol. VI. No. 1.)

SEPTEMBER 26, 1870.

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PAGE Literature and the War .....

Australasian Literature...... European, Colonial, and American Literary Intelligence 2 Anglo-Indian Literature American Periodical Publications ....

3 Malayalim Literature New American Books .........

4 Recent European Publications Oriental Literary Intelligence.....

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the whole of the Amerioan and Oriental Works named in this Literary Record.

N.B.-All the Books named in this and previous Numbers are described from actual examination, and every work is eithor in the possession or has passed through the hands of Messrs. TrÜBNER & Co. Librarians and Scholars, therefore, who experience any difficulty in procuring the works, would do well to communicate direct with the Publishers of this Record. As may be readily supposed, it would be imprudent to import such works in large quantities; but where all the copies of the works specified are actually sold, they can be replaced, if a reasonable time be allowed.

LITERATURE AND THE WAR. We are informed that the five classes of the Institute of France have unanimously resolved to draw up a protest in view of the possible bombardment of the Monuments, Libraries, and Museums of Paris ; and that the protest will be addressed to every Academy in the world, inviting them to give their adhesion to it.

We venture to assure the members of the Institute of France that the National Monuments, Libraries, and Museums will be held as "sacred” by the German armies as they are held by themselves. An army consisting of the flower of the manhood and youth of Germany, recruited from all ranks of society, and therefore, as a matter of course, teeming with scholars, savants, and students-classes which are hardly represented in the French army-will go very, very, differently to work than the French very likely would have done had they been able to accomplish their march upon Berlin. There are thousands upon thousands of soldiers in the German army who are well aware what European culture owes to France, and to whom the accumulated treasures of French art and science will be hardly less dear than those of their own beloved country. We may, by way of parenthesis, state as a fact that there are now in the German armies six very accomplished Sanskrit scholars-Dr. Thibaut, Dr.

Goldschmidt, Dr. Von Thielmann, Dr. Goeke, Dr. Pischel, and Rich. Kiepert. An appeal on the part of the members of the French Institute to men of this stamp-many of them Associates of German Academies, Institutes, and Universities—seems to us quite uncalled for. Such men know the responsibilities which they owe to the world of letters probably better than the French “savants," not one of whom had a word to say about the “sacredness" of kindred institutions in Germany, when the military promenade to Berlin was proposed with the loud acclamations of the “Gentlemen of the Pavement" of Paris, and the silent approval of its learned bodies.

As regards the literature of the war, it is truly refreshing to read the dignified and manly manifestos of such leaders of German Science and Literature as Max Müller, D. F. Strauss, Theodore Mommsen, Emil Du Bois-Reymond, Berthold Auerbach, and others, by the side of the wild and incoherent screechings of the Victor Hugos, Edmond Abouts, Ed. Girardins, etc.

Since writing the above, and in curious confirmation of our remarks, an account of the battle of Sedan, in Sanskrit, written to a friend at Berlin on the day after the battle, has appeared in the Spener 'sche Zeitung, of the 18th September. The following is the text of this curious letter, to which we append an English translation :

“ Sedan, 2 Sept., 1870.—Hyo mahầyud abhavat. Çatravah sarve nirjitâh, sarv& teshậm senå, mahârâjâ ca svayam, baddhah. Tvashtā no vajrâm svaryam tataksha; ahanma 'him svavilau çiçriyânam (Rigveda 1, 32).

“Aham sukuçalo 'smi; yuddho na mahad bhayam gato 'ham, yad etasmin kshetre supårvate padâtaya ova yoddhum çaknuvanti, turanginas tu nå 'rhanti. Mahatyâm sevâyâm bhavatah çishyah.”

Yesterday a great battle took place. The enemy was thoroughly beaten ; their whole army and the great king (Maharâjâ, Emperor) himself made prisoners. Tvashtar (Vulcan) forged for us the flaming thunderbolt; we defeated the Ahi (Python), who híd himself in his cave (Rigveda, 1, 32). I am all right; was not, during the fight, in great danger, because in this very mountainous country the infantry, not the cavalry, have to bear the brunt of the battle."

It is certainly characteristic of the Prussian army and its component elements, that on the day after such a battle, a Hussar officer has succeeded in reporting on it in essentially correct Sanskrit, quoting at the same time the Rigveda. The gentleman who has performed this astonishing feat is the Doctor Juris von Thielmann, a Junior Judge in the Berlin Court of Åppeal, who, whilst devoting himself to the duties of his office, finds still time to occupy himself seriously with the literature and language of ancient India. Already, in 1866, he had fought in Bohemia; and the war of 1870 found him again in the ranks of the army. Truly an army containing such material is a precious one! May a happy return be vouchsafed to the gallant writer! Om, svasti!

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EUROPEAN, COLONIAL, AND AMERICAN LITERARY INTELLIGENCE.

ECONOMY IN DOING GOOD.-The multitude of societies, (the ending th or s in the plural, a relic of the Anglo-Saxon unions, leagues, associations, philanthropic, propagandist, ath) was well set forth and abundantly illustrated from writers and disseminative, which exist and increase yearly through- of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, by Mr. T. R. out Great Britain, would astonish any one who had not made Lounsbury. Professor Whitney defined the present position himself familiar with their variety. Some plan is wanted to of the inquiries touching the origin of language, calling parenable these different societies to work to greater effect, and ticular attention to the question whether the first words were at smaller cost. An active movement in this direction-the pushed out by the internal impulse to expression, or drawn Society for Organising Charitable Relief and Repressing forth by the external inducement to communication, as the Mendicity-has arisen in London, under the presidency of question whose answer would be most fruitful of result. Dr. Lord Lichfield, but its efforts relate only to societies formed B. W. Dwight blew up the whole traditional system of Latin for charitable purposes. Mr. R. Bailey Walker, of Queen's grammar, and sketched out a new system, which should Park, Manchester, has lately been engaged upon an inquiry better represent the results of comparative grammar. The into the working of the large number of separate organisa - infinitely controverted subject of Greek and Latin pronunciations for promoting religious, social, political, missionary. tion was very slightly advanced by the recommendation that benevolent, educational, and other objects, showing that such the Greek diphthongs av, ou, and ev, be uttered respectively separate system of working is financially, economically, and as ou (in sour), 00 (in poor), and ew (in pew), and was recomeffectively unsatisfactory, failing to attain the greatest amount mitted for further treatment next year. Professors Kendrick, of success possible on behalf of their special objects." He is of Rochester, and Haldeman and March, of Pennsylvania, also developing "an elementary plan of agency on behalf of were conspicuous in the various discussions which arose, and all societies, the adoption of which would gradually tend to which were generally both lively and to the point. No such securing greater success in attainment of their aims, with association, meeting in an American city, ever had to comincreased efficiency, economy, and harmony."

plain of a cold welcome, or of lack of hospitality; and gramme is very extensive, perhaps too extensive for complete Rochester, which had prepared itself to entertain twice as success. The subject is one of great importance, for we all large a body as actually assembled, proved no exception to know that much good money, and still more precious time, the general rule. President Anderson, of the Rochester is frittered away by the isolated action of these societies, University, did the public honours of the occasion, and acceptmoney and time that, if applied in more systematic manner, ably, save as, in his address of welcome, he was ill advised might yield great results.

enough to attempt to lay down for the Association the limits BIBLIOGRAPHY AND THE OLD BOOK SHOPS OF EUROPE.- of what it ought and ought not to undertake. The next Mr. Edward Howland has commenced in Lippincott's Maga

meeting is appointed to be held at New Haven, Connecticut, zine the publication of a series of papers, communicating the

during the last week in July, 1871. results of his several years' bibliographical rambles in the THE BREITMANN BALLADS.-In the Standard of Sept. Old Book Shops of London, Paris, Leipzig, Amsterdam, 20, there appears a poem entitled “Der Breitmann's VaterBrussels, etc., etc. The papers of Mr. Howland, who is a land," which most readers not familiar with Mr. Charles G. great booklover and a gentleman of high culture, cannot fail

Leland's style might, on a hasty reading, have supposed had to be interesting to our readers, and we therefore propose to been written by him. We are requested by Mr. Leland to reproduce them in the Record, commencing with the

state that the poem in question is not by him, and that the November Number.

ridicule of the King of Prussia and of Germany, expressed AMERICAN PHILOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION.- This year's meet- in it, is in the highest degree repugnant to all his syming of this Association, held in Rochester, New York, the last pathies and feelings. Mr. Leland is, as all his friends arə week in July, was not in all respects so successful as had been aware, an ardent friend of the German cause, and we cannot hoped and expected. The attendance of members was less than but regard such an unauthorized use of his nom de plume last year at Poughkeepsie, New York. For this the atrociously as utterly, unfair, petty and scandalous. It is well known hot weather was undoubtedly in no small measure to blame that Mr. Leland intends, ere long, to publish a number of journeyings and crowds and warm discussions in prospect, new Breitmann Ballads, including some on the war. We when the thermometer is among the nineties, have a wonder- ask the English public whether such treatment of a stranger, fully domesticating influence. Papers, too, were not nume- now a guest among us, is worthy of a journal professing to be rous, yet enough, with the accompanying business and dis- the exponent of all that is respectable and we presume, by cussions, to occupy three days, from Tuesday noon till Friday construction, hospitable) in Great Britain.-Trübner & Co.,

What was especially gratifying about the whole affair Publishers of the “ Breitmann Ballads," 60, Paternoster is that the papers were of much higher average merit than Row, London. those offered at Poughkeepsie, sereral being of a character to command the attention and respect not only of American

DR. BIRD'S PHYSIOLOGICAL ESSAYS,-Messrs. Trübner scholars, but even of those abroad, and to constitute real & Co. announce the publication, in a separate form, of the contributions to philological science. They will, it is ex

four following Essays, originally contributed by Dr. Robt. pected, soon be printed in a volume of the Association's " Pro- Bird, of the Bengal Army, to the "Indian Annals of Mediceedings." Professor Hadley, of Yale College, treated at length

cine,” &c. :-Drink Craving; Differences in Men; Idiosynof the Greek accent, showing that its essential character was crasy; On the Origin of Disease. a variation of pitch, and that a tendency to a single favourite

BIBLIOGRAPHY IN THE UNITED STATES.-Mr. James cadence of high tone, middle tone, short low tone-at the

Kelly is now engaged upon volume 2 of “The American end of a word, would explain all the intricate and seemingly

Catalogue of Books (original and reprints) published in the irregular rules of Greek accentuation; while the same ten

United States." The first volume of this work, comprising dency, with a slight modification, accounted equally for the

the issues between January, 1861, and December, 1865, was rules of Latin accent. Professor Whitney supported his

published in the year 1866, and forms a valuable continuation explanation by an essay setting forth the parallel laws of

to Roorbach's catalogues. The new volume in preparation Sanskrit accent, as deduced from the rules of the Hindu gram

will contain books published between January 1st, 1866, and marians. Professor Goodwin, of Harvard College, discussed a December 31st, 1870. Mr. Kelly's enterprise merits the point or two of interest in Greek syntax (the construction of

patronage of the trade, librarians, and all bibliographers. ou un and drws un with the subjunctive), and proved to the satisfaction of the classicists present, that the canons hitherto MR. HENRY CAREY BAIRD, of Philadelphia, publisher of accepted concerning them were ill founded, and that European Industrial Literature, is the grandson of the late Mr. Matthew scholars had unwarrantably tampered with the texts they Carey, who emigrated to America in 1784, to escape from edited, in conforming them to those canons. Mr, Trumbull, political persecution. This gentleman commenced business of Hartford, read a couple of Indian papers, of which one in Philadelphia, in 1785, by publishing the “ Pennsylvanian was especially important and entertaining, as it exposed Herald," and afterwards the “Columbian Magazine," and certain errors into which even such men as Duponceau and the "American Museum.” He then embarked in general Pickering had been led, and had led others, as to matters in printing, bookselling, and publishing, taking into partnerIndian grammar and lexicography, besides showing up the ship his son, H. C. Carey, and his son-in-law, Isaac numerable and inexcusable blunders of pretenders like Lea. The firm afterwards became M. Carey & Sons ; Schoolcraft. Mr. Van Name, Librarian at Yale College, had Carey & Lea; Carey, Lea, & Carey; and Carey & Hart. been prompted by Thomas's grammar of the Creole-French of In this firmi Mr. H. C. Baird was a partner, and to its busiTrinidad to investigate that of Louisiana and Hayti, and sent ness he succeeded in 1849, since which time he has made to the meeting a valuable paper of the results he had his name celebrated as a publisher of technological and gathered. A point in the history of English verbal forms industrial books.

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