The chief íeature of the August Atlantic is James Russell Lowell's stately ode, read under the Washington Elm at Cambridge, July 3, which surpusses his Coucord Centeunial Ode, printed m the June number. There is also a humorous poem by Dr. O. W. Holmes, called forth by the same occasion. Mrs. Francés Anne Kemble contributes the first of her autobiographical papers, which is full of delightful anecdotes, and Mark Twain brings to a close his Old Times on the Missippi. David A Wells wiites clearly and powertully on The Creed of Free Trade. There is a long review, John Quincy Adams, by William Everett, and a critical essay by T. S. Perry, on Victor Hugo. A vivaoious installment of Mr. James' Roderick Hudson is given ; a short paper, Autumn Days in Weimar, by Bayard Taylor, and a New England tale called A Boadside Romance, by (}. P. Lathrop; while a lively and seasonable account of Ten Days' Sport on Salmón Rivers is wntten by Dean Sage. Poetical contributions are made by J. T. Trowbridge, Celia Thaxter, and Mrs. Piatt. The editorial dopartmeuts, though shorter than usual, discuss recent American books, Tennyson's Queen Mary, music. and art : and the entire nuraber - with its unusually brilliant list of writers- is a very striking one. Published by H. O. Houghton & Co., Boston.