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not a biography of the author but an account, in the form of a journal, of his work primarily as a school teacher and then as a peacemaker among the Kiowas and other tribes in our Indian territory bordering on Texas. It does not appear that he received any formal commission or emolument from our government, yet he acted in connection with the established - agencies," and individually sought in every practicable way to correct the wrongs and mitigate the miseries, and to further the Christian civilization of some of the most savage tribes, for this purpose separating himself from his home and encountering hardship and danger under purely benevolent impulses, and, as he believed, the promptings of the divine Spirit. In his work as a teacher of children, which for some reason seems to have been soon given up, he showed tact and patience, and in general was prudent in the management of affairs. Without literary pretension or ambition, he writes in a clear and simple style, and the realism in his narratives and descriptions gives the volume a charm which, though we had purposed only to look into some chapters, led us to read the whole. We have not elsewhere obtained so good an idea of what is meant among the Indians by “medicine” and the “medicine man.” Our impressions are deepened of the wrongs they have suffered from neglect and bad faith on the part of the government, and especially from the treachery and violence of white settlers. Particularly it is shown that some of the crimes imputed to the Indians have been the work of white men disguised as such. It appears, too, that the Indians, like the whites, are of all sorts, and that they have chiefs who know how to appreciate justice and good will in the superior race. The facts recited will have special attraction and value for all who watch with interest what has been called “the Quaker policy” of our present administration. Eight portraits, from photographs, of Indian chiefs and women, adorn the volume. We wish it had a map also. It commends itself to the patronage of the public as a means of procuring pecuniary aid now needed for the author, who was compelled to forsake the field of labor “ broken in health and constitution.” We ask for it the attention of our readers.
NOTICES OF THE LIFE OF Mrs. HENRY M. FIELD.*. 6 When I am gone, let me rest in peace. Do not publish anything to attract the attention of the world. The world is nothing to me. I am going to God. Let me live only in your heart as a sweet memory, and in the hearts of those that love me.” Such was the last and beautiful request to her husband, of one of the most cultivated and attractive women of the literary and artistic circles of New York. It is a request which will undoubtedly endear her the more to the large circle of friends who now mourn her loss. A collection, however, of a few of the tributes which have been paid to her memory by some of the most distinguished literary men of the country, together with a republication of her various literary productions, has seemed to Mr. Field not inconsistent with the wishes, thus expressed, of his wife. Mrs. Field was born in Paris, but was early married to the Rev. Henry M. Field, the editor of the Evangelist, and her death occurred March 6, 1875. The “kind words” spoken, at the time, by such men as Mr. Bryant, Mr. George Ripley, Mr. Charles L. Brace, Mr. Samuel Bowles, Dr. Bellows, Rev. 0. B. Frothingham, President McCosh, President Mark Hopkins, Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe, and many others, cannot but interest even a stranger in one whose character appeared to such different persons exceptionally attractive. Mrs. Field's own papers, twenty-two in number, which have a charm of their own, from the vivacity of their style, are to a great extent on French scenes and characters. We have only time to allude to one of them which describes a visit to the hospital in Paris, known as La Salpêtrière, that glorious monument of the labors of St. Vincent of Paul, where she saw and conversed with the wretched woman who in the days of the French Revolution was selected to be worshipped in Notre Dame as the “Goddess of Reason."
* Home Sketches in France, and other Papers. By the late Mrs. Henry M. Field, with some notices of her life and character. New York: Geo. P. Putnam's Sons. 1875. 12mo, pp. 256.
FRENCH POLITICAL LEADERS.* _This little volume is a book for the present, and is written up to date. It contains twenty-three “ brief biographies" of men who are now the prominent political leaders of France, and whose names occur every day in the newspapers. There are no half dozen books which are at all accessible which can compare with this one thin duodecimo, in the amount of information which it gives with regard to contemporary French history. This very morning, on which the present
* French Political Leaders. By EDWARD KING. New York: Geo. P. Putnam's Sons. 1876. 12mo, pp. 326.
lines are written, the telegraph has brought an account of the efforts which Victor Hugo is making to obtain the remission of the death penalty in the case of certain communists, who are under sentence. In the sketch of his life, in this book, may
be found a detailed account of his life-long efforts in this same direction-some of them as it would seem perfectly senseless—which throw much light on the measures which he is now taking. There are sketches, also, of Thiers, Gambetta, Jules Simon, MacMahon, Dupanloup, Jules Grévy, Laboulaye, Rouher, Duval, the Duc de Broglie, Buffet, the Duc d'Audiffret-Pasquier, Dufaire, Ollivier, Jules Favre, the Comte de Chambord, the Duc d'Aumale, the Comte de Paris, Ernert Picard, Rochefort, Casimir Périer, and Jules Ferry. It will be seen that all shades of politics are represented. The sketches are prepared by Mr. Edward King, who was known as the excellent correspondent of the Boston Journal during the Franco-Prussian war.
Thy VOYAGE.*—It has been very apparent that the author of those books which have proved so popular, “Ecce Cælum," “ Pater Mundi,” “Ad Fidem,” &c., has the mind of
a poet. True poetic sensibility is manifest on every page. Perhaps bis works might be even criticised as having a superabundance of this element. But, in the book before us, he has attempted to put his thoughts into metrical form. The idea of the volume if we mistake not is one which has been often suggested to him by the beautiful scene which opens before his own door on the banks of the Connecticut. He commences with a description of what may be seen from the “ Manse.”
"Green pastures dotted with cattle, and shady clumps ;
With its bulwarks of silver, and opal, and gold.” He then passes to the “Church,” near by, which we suppose to be his own; and then with the broad Connecticut in sight and and the blue “Sound” in the distance beyond, where the whitesailed ships are all the time going by, he takes up the “voyage
“ of life” which every one is to make by himself. He describes the building of the ship, the launching, the commencement of the voy
* Thy Voyage; or, a song of the Seas, and other Poems. By Rev. E. F. BURR, D.D. Seventeen illustrations and portrait of the author. New York : Nelson & Phillips. 1875. 60 pp. VOL. xxxv.
age, the 6
one sailor” at the wheel as she pursues her way, through unknown seas, towards the distant port. The book is beautifully illustrated with what we suppose to be, many of them, scenes, with which he is familiar in his own parish.
THROUGH NORMANDY.* -One of the most interesting portions of France to the traveler is Normandy. Its river-scenery is unrivalled for quiet beauty in all Europe. Its architecture is unsurpassed for picturesqueness. It has been the scene of not a few of the most important events in French history. Its cities and villages, its cathedrals and churches, its monasteries and castles are intimately associated with the lives and deeds of many of the most renowned men and women who have lived in France. In such a country, rich with so many associations, it is especially important to the traveler to be well acquainted before hand with its peculiar history. For those who have not time to read that part of Mr. Freeman's History of the Norman Conquest which more especially relates to Normandy, the work whose title is given above will be found of great value. Every place of importance is fully described, and an account given of the historical events which have rendered it memorable. The book is also very fully illustrated. With its help, a person who has never been in Normandy can easily, with a little study, make himself intimately familiar with every place and thing in the province which it is desirable to know.
THE ADIRONDACKS. - This is a small duodecimo, furnished with several maps of the different sections of the Adirondack region and with a number of illustrations of the places of most interest. It is to be remembered that the various sub-divisions of what, in popular language, is called “the Adirondacks,” are as unlike one another as possible. There is first the mountain region on the east ; then the Raquette and Long Lake region towards the southwest; and still further away the John Brown tract. To the northwest is the Saranac country; west of this is Tupper's Lake, and the Oswegatchie, and Grass River regions. Then there are the St. Regis lakes, and still further north the Chateaugay woods. Mr. S. R. Stoddard, in this book, gives an interesting
* Through Normandy. By KATHERINE S. MACQUOID. Ilustrated by Thomas R. Macquoid. New York: A. D. F. Randolph. 12mo, pp. 556.
+ The Adirondacks. By S. R. STODDARD. 12mo, pp. 183. S. R. Stoddard, publisher, Glenn's Falls, New York.
account of his trip through all these various regions; and an hour's study of his rather rough experiences will enable the reader to form a very tolerable idea of the peculiarities of this famous country.
Roberts Brothers, Boston, Mass.
The Protection of Majorities ; or, Considerations relating to Electoral Reform.
G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York City.
The Spectator (selected papers.) By Addison and Steele. With Introductory Essay and Biographical Sketches by John Habberton. 1876. 12mo. pp. 279.
Cabin and Plantation Songs as sung by the Hampton Students. Arranged by Thomas P. Fenner. 1875. Pamphlet. 12mo. pp. 256.
Scribner, Armstrong & Co., New York City. Chips from a German Workshop. By F. Max Müller, M.A. Vol. IV. Essays chiefly on the science of language. With Index to vols. III and IV. 1876. 12mo, pp. 565.
Macmillan & Co., London, England. Sermons. By the late Rev. George Collyer Harris. With a Memoir by Charlotte Mary Yonge. 1875. 12mo. pp. 236.
Shakespeare's Plutarch; being a selection from the lives in North's Plutarch which illustrate Shakespeare's plays. Edited with a preface, notes, index of names, and glossarial index, by the Rev. Walter W. Skeat, M.A. 1875. 12mo.
D. & J. Sadlier & Co., New York City.
Henry Holt & Co., New York City.
T. Y. Crowell, New York City. In the Vineyard: a plea for Christian work. By Rev. E. F. Burr, D.D. 1876. 12mo. pp. 454.