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We have received the Atlantic Monthly for April. Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes contributes a characteristic article on Crime and Automatism. T. B. Aldricli gives in prose A Midnight Ftuitasy whiuh marries two famons people, and in pootry Across the Street. Johu Grreeuleai Whittier has a poein entitled The Two Angels, and other poema are, Immortelles, by Edgar Fawcett; Calling the Dead, by Mrs. S. M. B. Piatt; Diana, by James Maurice Thompson ; Urvasi, by Helen Barron Bostwick, and Our Comrades, by M. B. C. Mark Twain nearly completes, he tells us, the " Club " Pilot, iu Old Times on the Mississippi. Ueorge E. Waring, Jr., has a capital army sketch called Campaigning with Max. Uose Terry Cooke gives a piece of domestic antiquarian history in The Thing which Hath been Shall be. Henry James, Jr. continúes hls novel, Roderick Hudson, with chapter IV., Experience. Alian B. Magruder relates A Piece of Secret History, President Lincoln and Virginia Conventiou of 1861 ; and Frank B. Sanborn gives the true nature ot his plans in The Virginia Campaigu of John Brown. T. S. Perry has a critical article on William Btake ; and there are twenty pages and more of careful Book Reviews and Xotes on Art and Education. $4 a year, postage free. H. O. HotruHTON & Go., Boston. Scrtbner's Magazine lor April is rich in literary iniscellauy. " A Chat about Germán Parliaments," by Wm. Wells, gives graphic ïketches of fanious characters, with fine illustrated portraitures of the same ; " DeathDealing Trades," by Wm. Rideing, furnishes many valuable facts upon the deleterious effects of poisonous agents used in variaus industries, with some suggestions toward meliorating the condition of operatives engaged in thcm. The Shakapearian-Bacon controversy, is a subject attractiug a wide interest in the Iit3rary world, in which paper both sides ot the questiou are fairly presented. "Hollow Land and the Liverpool of America," are descnptive papers, the one illustrating East Fresland, and the other the City of Baltimore. The installments of expected seriáis are forthcoming, carrying the interest of the reader still farther forward in their developments. Short stories and graceful poems, with the usual interesting editorial chat upon topics of the times, make this an unusually iuteresting dumber.


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