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VII. Don JUAN VAN HALEN,

Narrative of Don Juan Van Halen's Imprisonment in the

Dungeons of the Inquisition at Madrid, and his Escape in 1817

and 1818; to which are added, his Journey to Russia, his

Campaign with the army of the Caucasus, and his Return to

Spain in 1821. Edited from the Original Spanish Manuscript,

by the Author of “Don Esteban” and “Sandoval.”

VIII. MIRABEAU,

@uvres de Mirabeau ; précédées d'une notice. Par M. Mé-

rilhou.-Works of Mirabeau ; to which is prefixed a Biogra-

phical notice. By M. Mérilhou.

Collection complette des Travaux de M. Mirabeau l'ainé, a

l'Assemblée Nationale.-Complete collection of the Speeches

and Addresses of M. Mirabeau, the elder, in the National As-

sembly.

IX. BANKS AND CURRENCY,

Report of the Committee of Finance of the Senate of the

United States, to which was referred a resolution of the 30th

of December, 1829, directing the Committee to inquire into

the expediency of establishing an uniform National Currency

for the United States ; made by Mr. Smith, of Maryland, on

the 29th of March, 1830.

Report of the Committee of Ways and Means of the House

of Representatives of the United States, to which was referred

so much of the President's Message as relates to the Bank of

the United States ; made by Mr. M’Duflie, of South Carolina,

on the 13th of April, 1830.

Report from the Secretary of the Treasury, in compliance

with a resolution of the Senate, of the 29th of December,

1829, respecting the relative value of gold and silver, &c.;

dated May 4th, 1830.

ERRATA.

Page 450, 20 line from the bottom, for not a fixed sum, read a fixed sum.
Page 457, last line, for sterling, read 4s. 6d. sterling.

Ant.

I. THE GULISTAN OF SADI,

Gulistani Cheikh Moslih-eddin Sâdi Chirazi-Le Parterre de

Fleurs du Cheikh Moslih-eddin Sâdi de Chiraz. Edition Auto-

graphique, publiée par Mr. N. Semelet.

II. NAPOLEON AND BOURRIENNE,

Memoires de M. de Bourrienne, Ministre d'Etat, sur Napo-

léon, le Directoire, le Consulat, l'Empire, et la Restauration. -

Memoirs of Mr. de Bourrienne, Minister of State, respecting Na.

poleon, the Directory, the Consulate, the Empire, and the Re-

storation.

III. ANTHON'S HORACE,

Q. Horatii Flacci Poemata. Textum, ad præstantissimas edi.

tiones recognitum, et præcipua lectionis varietate nec non vv.

dd. conjecturis instructum, prolegomenis et excursibus, varii

argumenti, donavit, notisque perpetuis, patria lingua exaratis,

et ad æstheticen, historiam, geographiam, mythologiam, archæ.

ologiam, remque botanicam spectantibus, illustravit Carolus An-

thon, in Collegio Columbiano, Neo-Eboracensi, Litt. Græc. et

Lat. nec non Geog. Antiq. et Archäol. Professor Jaiius.

IV. FALKLAND AND PAUL CLIFFORD,

Falkland. By the Author of "Pelham," “ The Disowned,"

“Devereux," ” and “Paul Clifford.”

V. TANNER'S INDIAN NARRATIVE,

A Narrative of the Captivity and Adventures of John Tanner,

(United States' Interpreter at the Sault de Ste. Marie,) during

thirty years residence among the Indians, in the interior of North

America. Prepared for the press by Edwin James, M. D., Edi-

tor of an Account of Major Long's Expedition from Pittsburgh

to the Rocky Mountains.

VI. DRAMATIC LITERATURE,

Sertorius ; or the Roman Patriot. A Tragedy. By David Paul

Brown.

The Death of Ugolino. A Tragedy. By George William Fea-

therstonhaugh, Esq.

The Usurper. An Historical Tragedy. By James M'Henry.

The Disowned; or the Prodigals. A Play in Three Acts. By

Richard Penn Smith.

The Eighth of January. A Drama in Three Acts. By Rich-

ard Penn Smith.

ART.

Page. VII. BRITISH DEBATE CONCERNING Mexico, - 161

Debate in the British House of Commons, concerning the

Trade with Mexico. May 20, 1830. VIII. SUNDAY MAILS,

175 Report of the Committee of the House of Representatives of the United States on Post-offices and Post-roads, to whom were referred the Memorials for and against prohibiting the Transport

ation of the Mails and the Distribution of Letters on Sunday. IX. LIFE OF SIR THOMAS MUNRO,

197
The Life of Major-General Sir Thomas Munro, Bart. and K.
C. B., late Governor of Madras; with extracts from his Corres-
pondence and private papers. By the Rev. G. R. Gleig, M. A.

M. R. S. L., &c.
X. FANATICAL GUIDES,

227
The Christian Guide to a right understanding of the Sacred
Scriptures ; designed as a select commentary on the four Evan-
gelists, harmonized and chronologically arranged, in a New Trans-
lation, on the basis of Wakefield's Version. To which are pre-
fixed, a brief Memoir of the Author, and a copious Introduction
to the New Testament. By John Samuel Thompson, Minister of
the First Universalist Society, Utica, New-York.

A Narrative of Religious Experience. In Twelve Letters. By
Harriet Livermore.

AMERICAN QUARTERLY REVIEW.

No. XV.

SEPTEMBER, 1830.

ART. I.-Gulistani Cheïkh Moslih-eddin Sadi Chirazi-Le

Parterre de Fleurs du Cheżkh Moslih-eddin Sâdi de Chiraz. Edition Autographique, publiée par Mr. N. SEMELET. Executée par les presses de M. Y. Cluis, Lithographe, Place de Chatelet. Paris: 1828. 4to. pp. 194.

When we undertake to review such books as this, for the benefit of general readers, we feel ourselves not only authorized, but bound, to be somewhat desultory, superficial, and erratic, dealing more in entertaining generalities, than in dry though recondite particulars. The Orientalist need, therefore, look for no instruction in our lucubrations, as we fear we shall find it hard enough to keep the uninitiated in good humour with the subject. We say this, by way of protestation against any inferences to our disadvantage from the very slight tincture of erudition which we shall infuse into our strictures. The truth is, we cannot handle such a topic so as to give any thing like general satisfaction, without risking the displeasure of two formidable classes. The learned will indubitably brand us as mere sciolists; the unlearned, as mere pedants. We are clear, however, as a judge would say, that the case is within the rule laid down by Horace:

Certis medium et tolerabile rebus Recte concedi. We have determined to take notice of this curious publication for several distinct reasons. In the first place, it is interesting in itself, as presenting a corrected text of a celebrated work, and also as a specimen of art. In the next place, it furnishes us with an opportunity of saying something, in the small way just alluded to, on a branch of learning, which, though long familiar to a chosen few in Europe, has with us not yet begun to be in vogue: we mean the language and literature of the modern Persians. Our third reason is a little more remote, but has had more VOL. VIII. ----NO. 15.

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