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“On Monday morning he was still no better. During the night he had suffered occasional spasms of intense pain, yet in the intervals he was cheerful, and no one felt alarmed. About ten o'clock I had
last interview with him. He spoke again of the state of the Church, and of his anxieties in regard to the approaching General Assembly, and gave me some messages in regard to it to bear to the ministers at Princeton. He did not know whether his Presbytery would see fit to send him as a commissioner. He had no desire to go; but if they did, he would feel it a very solemn duty to attend. Little did any of us who stood around his bedside think he was so soon
SO very soon—to ascend to the General Assembly and Church of the First-born on high. He made some very kindly reference to my visit and the pleasure it had given him; also to the services of the Sabbath, and hoped I might often visit Elizabethtown. And then I bade him farewell, no one of us supposing him to be seriously ill. Within twenty-four hours I heard in Brooklyn of his death; and the next time I saw that loved and venerated form it was occupying the 'narrow house,' and prepared for burial. "My work is done!' he exclaimed when dying. 'Yes, and well done,' we may all say, as we think of his useful and unintermitting labors. Long will his memory be dear and fragrant to all who knew him, and most so to those who knew him best.
WILLIAM E. SCHENCK."
A LIST OF BOOKS
SAMPSON LOW, SON, AND CO.
14, LUDGATE HILL, LONDON,
(Nov. 1863. NEW ILLUSTRATED WORKS. AVOURITE English Poems. Complete Edition.
Comprising a Collection of the most celebrated Poems in the English Language, with but one or two exceptions unabridged, from Chaucer to Tennyson. With 300 Illustrations by the first Artists. Two vols. royal 8vo. half
bound, top gilt, Roxburgh style, 1l. 18s.; antique calf, 31. 3s. Either Volume sold separately as distinct works. 1. “ Early English Poems, Chaucer to Dyer.” 2. “ Favourite English Poems, Thomson to Tennyson.” Each handsomely bound in cloth, ll. ls.; or morocco extra, ll. 15s.
“ One of the choicest gift-books of the year. The selections are wisely and fairly made, whilst more than 300 drawings by Messrs. Cope, Creswick, Redgrave, Taylor, Birket Foster, and other artists, feed the eye and elucrdate the text. The paper is of a creamy tint, the type good, the binding solid, and the whole appearance handsome and solid." Favourite English Poems" is not a toy book, to be laid for a week on the Christmas table and then thrown aside with the sparkling trifles of the Christmas tree, but an honest book, to be admired in the season of pleasant remembrances for its artistic beauty; and, when the holydays are over, to be placed for frequent 2
and affectionate consultation on a favourite shelf."-Athenæum. A Christmas Carol. 8vo. Illustrated.
[In the press. Life Portraits of Shakspeare; with an Examination of the
Authenticity, and a History of the various Representations of the Poet. By J. H. Friswell, Member of the National Shakspeare Committee. Illustrated by Photographs of authentic and received Portraits. Square 8vo.
[In the press. Life and Correspondence of Dr. Lyman Beecher, D.D. 2 vols. With Illustrations.
[In the press. Dockyard Economy and Naval Power. By P. Barry,
Author of “ The Dockyards and Shipyards of the Kingdom.” With Photographs
of the Great Private Establishments. 8vo. 21s. The Great Schools of England. By Howard Staunton, Esq. With numerous Illustrations. 8vo.
[In the press. In the Woods with the Poets. Beautifully illustrated. Demy 8vo.
cloth elegant, bevelled boards, 12s. (uniform with Weir's “ Poetry of
Nature”); morocco extra, 18s. The Poetry of Nature. Selected and Illustrated with Thirty-six
Engravings by Harrison Weir. Small 4to. handsomely bound in cloth,
gilt edges, 12s.; morocco, ll. ls. The Poets of the Elizabethan Age: a Selection of Songs and
Ballads of the Days of Queen Elizabeth. Choicely illustrated by eminent Artists. Crown 8vo. Bevelled boards, 7s. 6d.; morocco, 12s.
Sampson Low, Son, and Coi's
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[In the press. Shakspeare's Songs and Sonnets. Illustrated by John Gilbert.
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Keat's Eve of St. Agnes. Campbell's Pleasures of Hope. Milton's l’Allegro. Coleridge's Ancient Mariner.
Shakspeare's Songs and Sonnets. Goldsmith's Deserted Village.
Tennyson's May Queen.
" Such works are a glorious beatification for a poet. Such works as these educate townsmen, who, surrounded by dead and artificial things, as country people are by life and nature, scarcely learn to look at nature till taught by these concentrated specimens of her beauty.”—Athenæum. Our Little Ones in Heaven: Thoughts in Prose and Verse, se
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Frontispiece after Sir Joshua Reynolds. Fcap. 8vo. cloth extra, 5s. The Novels of James Fennimore Cooper, Illustrated. The Au
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LITERATURE, WORKS OF REFERENCE, AND
publication of every book published from 1835 to 1863, in addi-
don Catalogue" and the “ British Catalogue." One thick volume of 900 pages.
[In the press. A History of the Intellectual Development of Europe. By John
William Draper, Professor of Chemistry and Physiology in the University of New York, Author of a “Treatise on Human Physiology.” 8vo.
The Origin and History of the English Language, and of the
early literature it embodies. By the Hon. George P. Marsh, U. 8. Minister at Turin, Author of “ Lectures on the English Language." 8vo. cloth extra, 16s.
*** The copyright of this important work is secured both in Great Britain and the Continent.
“ Written with a grace and mastery of the language which show the Author to be not unworthy of ranking himself among English Classics ; it deserves a place on the shelves of every educated Englishman.”—Nonconformist, Oct. 8, 1862.
“ Mr. Marsh shows not only a real love of his subject, but a thorough acquaintance with it. In the present series of lectures he carries on the history of the English language,
and of English literature, from its very beginning down to the reign of Elizabeth." --Saturday Review, Oct. 18. Lectures on the English Language; forming the Introductory
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“ We give it a hearty welcome, as calculated to excite an interest in the study of English, and to render valuable assistance in its pursuit.”Athenæum.
“ We can only say that if the complete course be as remarkable for learning, diligence, discrimination, and good sense as the preparatory, we shall have to thank Mr. Marsh for the most perfect philological treatise upon the English language which we can hope to see in our generation.”.
Critic English and Scotch Ballads, &c. An extensive Collection. De.
signed as a Complement to the Works of the British Poets, and embracing nearly all the Ancient and Traditionary Ballads both of England and Scotland, in all the important varieties of form in which they are extant, with Notices of the kindred Ballads of other Nations. Edited by F. J. Child. A new Edition, revised by the Editor. 8 vols. fcap. cloth, 3s. 6d.
each, uniform with Bohn's Libraries. Poets and Poetry of Europe; by Henry W. Longfellow. 8vo. 21s. Shakespeare's Tragedy of Hamlet: 1603-1604. Being the first and
second Editions of Shakespeare's great drama, faithfully reprinted. 8vo.
cloth, 10s. 6d.; morocco, 21s. The English Catalogue of Books published during 1862; with
Title, Size, Price, and Publisher's Name. 8vo. 38, 6d. Index to the Subjects of Books published in the United Kingdom
during the last Twenty Years-1837-1857. One vol. royal 8vo. Morocco, 11. 6s.
Although nominally the Index to the British Catalogue, it is equally so to all general Catalogues of Books during the same period, containing as many as 74,000 references, under subjects, so as to ensure immediate reference to the books on the subject required, each giving title, price, publisher, and date.
Two valuable Appendices are also given-A, containing full lists of all Libraries, Collections, Series, and Miscellanies—and B, a List of Literary
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Foreign, for the use of Inventors, Patentees, Authors, and Publishers.
Law and International Law, by Peter Burke. 12mo. 5s.
English Language. Adapted for Library or College Reference, compris-
“ The volumes before us show a vast amount of diligence; but with Webster it is diligence in combination with fancifulness,—with Worcester in combination with good sense and judgment. Worcester's is the soberer and safer book, and may be pronounced the best existing English Lexicon."
Athenæum, July 13, 1861.
structions for a good style of Reading aloud, and a variety of Selections
cution.” Fcap. 8vo. . Cloth, 5s.
of the Scriptures and the Liturgy, several passages being marked for
By George Vandenhoff, M.A. Fcap. 8vo. Cloth, 3s. 6d.
of Oratorical, Poetical and Dramatic extracts. By George Vandenhoff, M A. Third Edition. 5s. Latin-English Lexicon, by Dr. Andrews. 7th Edition. 8vo. 18s.
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“ We never saw such a book published at such a price.”—Examiner. The Laws of Life, with especial reference to the Education of
Girls. By Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D. New Edition, revised by the
Author, 12mo. cloth, 3s. 6d.
Hare, Esq., Barrister-at-Law. Fcap. Is.