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The February Magazines

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The magazines for February have come to our tables as follows : Godcy's Lady's Book has iti usual list of stories, by its usual popular writers, with wellfllled " Work " and " Domestic " departments, In i'ashion and working plates Godey always has somathing that pleases the ladies. $3 a year with a beautiful premium cliromo. L. A. Godby, Philadelphia. Godey, the chromo, and tho Aeous, íor Í4. The Cathohc World has : A Senuel of the Gludstons (Joutroversy, Are you my Wife ? - chap. XII., The Story of Evaugeline in Prose, The Patiënt Church (poetry), Sir Thomas More, Primitivo Civilization, Madame's Experiment, The Basquez, The Eternal Years, Missions in Maine from 1613 to 18Ö4, Prussia and the Church, García Moreno, A Ilevival in Frogtown, The President's Message, A Night at the Grand Chartreuse, Now Publications. Thk Cathomc Publicatioií House, 8 Warren street, New York. St. Nichola.1 has a fino list of stories, skotohea, poems, and pictures. The frontispiece is a capital picture by Mary A. Hallock, ïüustrating the opening story of "The Black Douglas," by Hezokiah Butterworth. Among the other stories are . The Two Goats, by Susan Coolidge ; The Shower of Gold, a dainty little fable, by R. R. Bowker ; Sally Watson's Ride . All tor Bijou, a record ot a very laughable predicament; and oue of Mr. Trowbridge's Bass Cove Sketches, of which no commendation is necesaary. The seríais by Mr. Brooks and Bayard Taylor are continued. Tobaggans and Their Use would set the boys crazy if any "coasting" was promised in this vicinity, while the "Acting Ballads," "Aquarium," " Valentines," etc., will meet a seasonable want. The toue of St. Nicholas is vigorous and healthy. Í3 a year. Scribneb & Co., New York. With the Aeous $i. The Nursery opeus with a full page picture of " The Fast Mail Train," and the story of the same is told by Auut Kitty. The other pictures and stories (both in prose and verse are capital, and will make the eyes of the little one's bag out with wonder, and their eara open wide. Every four or six year old girl or boy ought to have the Nursery. $1.50 a year. John L. Shoeey, 36 Bromfield street, Boston. With the Akgus, Ü.65. The Atlantic Monthly has several papers of unu?ual excellence and importance. The Ourrency Conflict, by James A. Garfield, is timely and sound; The Railroad Death-Ilate, by Charles Francis Adama, Jr., is full of information and calculated to reassure the timid traveler by rail; The Unseen World, by John Fiske, is an essay full of thought; Old Womah's (}os8ip, by Mrs. Francés Aun Kemble, is too personal to be really enjoyable ; Confession oí tt. Augustine, by Mrs. Phelps, humorously picturea life in that quaiut oíd Florida city ; A Literary Nightmare, by Mark Twain, would have been consignad to the waste-paper basket had its author uot been a celebrity ; and the " curious story," Manmat'ha, by Chas. DeKay, is more curious than instructive. Private Theatricals, by W. D Howells, continúes charming. The poems are : Boston, by Ralph Waldo Emerson ; Phidias to Pericles, by W. W. Story ; Under the Moon and Stars, by J. T. Trowbridge ; and some translations, by Harriet W. Preston, from Jacques Jasmin's Franconette." Ï4 a year. H. O. Houghton & Co., Boston. With the Aeous, $4.76. The Eclectic Magazine has a fine list of seselections. The leading article is on " Modern Spiritualism," the writer not being in sympathy with its " claims and pretensions." The ' other noticeable papers are one on "Weather," pronounced "charming;" The Trae Eastern Question, by Edward A. Freeman, the historian ; Women, in the " Germán Home Life series- so far íull of interest; Charlotte Bronte's Birthplace, by Miss Georgiana M. Craik ; A Neglected Humorist (of the past generation- Foote, the öramatist); Notes from the Crimea ; The Wagner Festival of 1876 ; The Pleasure of Wealth ; and Hyinnus Eesponsorius, by the Eight Hon. W. E. Gladstone. And we must not forget the liberal installments of the two popular seriáis : Her Deareat Foe, by Mrs. Alexander ; and, Jonathan, by C. G. Frazer-Tytler. The ïllustration oi the number is a fine portrait of Hon. Wm. M. Bvarts, acoompanied by a brief biographical sketch ; and the editorial departments present an interesting variety. The Eclectic is a necessity to the reader who wishes to know something of fóreign literature. Ï5 a year. E. R. Pelton, 25 Bond street, New York. Scribner's Monthly opens with the second paper of the series "New York in the Revolution," by John Miner, to which there are twelve illustrations ; " Beds and Tables, Stools and CandlestickB," the third of Clarence Cook's suggestive papers, is also tinely illustrated ; " A Huudred Thousand Homes," by Charles Barnard, is instructivo and pleasant reading, if tor nothiug more than the cool ease with which it refers to money in these "hard times' Bret Harte's "Gabriel Con. roy " and E. E. Hale's serial, "Philip Nolan's Friends," both increase in interest, each in ita author's peculiar style. Prof. Tyler's article on " The University of Michigan," with its fifteen illustrations, will of course receive due attentiou, and amply repay it. " Eevolutiouary Letters," by John Vauce Cheney, second paper ; and " A Piece of Secret History," by Charles C. Jones, Jr., also require notice. "The Hollis Bust of Milton," by Clarence Cook, a short story by Kate Putnam Osgood, and a paper on " French Duels " complete the prose. There are pooms by Joel Benton, Edgar Fawcett, and John G. Saxe. In " Topics of the Time," Dr. Holland touches the " School Qtiestion" and philosophises on " Eeform." " The Old Cabinet " and " Home and Society " are as pithy aa usual, and " Bric-a-Brac" brims over with fun. On the whole it is an excellent number. $4 a year. Sobibnee & Co. New York. With the Aeous Í4.75. Roddy's Reality. By Helen Kendrick Johnson. New York : U. P. I'utnam's Sons. 12 mo., 209 pp. Thiö Iittle book, by tha author of " Hoddy's Romance," is a story within a tory. The hero of the one is supposed to write the otker, which latter filis most of the volume and claims most ot the reader's interest. The action of the story, limited as it is to a week's time, gives us as olear au idea of the boys and girls as if we had grown up with them. The well-known terrible small boy, "bright enough to 8ee the flaws and not world-wise enough to hide thom," affords constant amusement to the looker on, and, after the marnier of his kind . win our good will in spite of us ; while the wee maiden Edie, with her admiring longings to " be a boy aud wear 'loons like Herby," is a most lovable Iittle fairy. No less true to nature is the boy at that peculiar age wheu nobody understands him and he certamly does not understand himself, " when his heart is made oL leather," but all of a sudden begins to turn " soft on one side." Herby's " New Declaration of Independence " will meet with unqualified approval from the boys, and some valuable hints for games and plays will be welcomed by all the young folkj. The tone of the book throughout is pure and Bturdy, and the moral that undoubtedly lies therein is not pasted at the end but leavens the whole. Written especially for childreu aud youug folks, it will furnish a hearty laugh and sometbing far deeper, for eider heads. For sale by John Moore. The District Sunday School Instituto of the Lenawee, Washienaw and Jackson Associations, will be held at Manchester, Washtenaw Co., Mich., Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday,!Feb. lst, 2nd, and 3d, 1876. This meeting is designed to be one of great benefit to the Sunday School cause. The people of Manchester extend a cordial invitation to every Sunday School worker, and every one who ought to be, to come to this meeting, share our hospitality and enjoy the benefit of the Instituto. Some of the best men in the State are to address the meeting. C. M. Fkllows, S. S. Supt.


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