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Biography | Henry G. Langley | 1844
Transcription 4 HENRY G. LANGLEY'S PUBLICATIONS.
COMPLETE HISTORY OF LITERATURE.
In one vol. I2mo. Fifth Edition.
LECTURES ON THE HISTORY OF LITERATURE,
BY FREDERIC VON SCHLEGEL. TRANSLATED BY J. G. LOCKHART.
WITH A SERIES OF QUESTIONS FOR SCHOOLS, BY PROF. FROST.
Price $1 25, muslin.
" By far the most profound view of the history of Literature which has yet been presented."—Blackwucid.
" One of the most valuable works that ever adorned a library."—Herald.
" This work is destined to universal popularity ; its beneficial influence will he coeval with the existence of literature and civilization."—Literary Gazette.
" Schlegel, standing as it were upon the Alp of time, sketched with an artist hand the glorious literary panorama lying beneath the horizon of the past. With the intuitive perception of genius, he unfolds to us the mechanism of each system of ancient philosophy that spent its ephemeral breath in struggling for a supremacy, which, if temporarily attained, was early lost from the want of an innate, self-sustaining, vital principle. Tile occult. sciences, poetry, languages, exploded sophisms, &;c. are presented to the eager eye in groups wrought with the same vivid, life-like portraiture, with here and there —like the air amid the must complex sounds in music—an acute critical aphorism interspersed ; so fascinating in its keen subtlety, that we are lost in admiration."—Louisville Journal.


MADAME DE STAEL'S CORINNE.
C O R I N N E; OR, ITALY.

With Poetic Illustrations by L. E. L. 1 vol. 8vo. Price 50 cents.
This exquisite work of fiction,—the acknowledged chef d'auvre of Madame De Stael,—has long been regarded by the reading community as one of the classics of modern times. It will be suffieieut for those who may not already have enjoyed the privilege of its perusal, to subjoin a brief allusion to its high merits taken from the published diary of the late Sir James Mackintosh, no mean authority in literary criticism ; he says,—" I have not received the original, yet I can no longer refrain from a translation :"—the second and third volumes I swallow slowly, that I may taste every drop ; 1 prolong my enjoyment, and really dread its termination. It is a powerful and extraordinary book, a single sentence of which has excited more feeling, and exercised inure reason, than the most esteemed models of elegance !" The poetical contributions of L. E. L. add much to the value of this edition.
THE M'KENZIE CASE.

The Proceedings of the Court of Inquiry and Court Martial, with an elaborate Review. By JAMES F. COOPER. I vol. 8vo., muslin, $1 00.

The absorbing interest which the tragic occurrences on board the ill-fated brig Somers, under command of Capt. M'Kenzie, has awakened throughout the whole country as well as in Europe, will impart to this, the only complete and authorized record of the facts, great and permanent value ; added to which, the work includes an elaborate review of the whole subject, by James Fennimore Cooper, Esq., occupying nearly one hundred pages.