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-Lake Ngami ; or, Explorations and Discoveries in third volume of travels published by this intelligent and Southwestern Africa, by Charles John Andersson, has agreeable traveller. In the “Seabord Slave-States," we have been republished by two different publishing houses in this Mr. Olmsted's observations and travels in the Eastern porcity, with all the illlustrations of the English edition. The tion of the Southern States, and this companion volume reprint before us is that of Dix, Edwards & Co., who have now before us, completes the record of his Southern travels. added an introductory letter from the pen of Mr. Fremont. It would be difficult to find a more entertaining Darrator This volume of African discoveries comes at an opportune than Mr. Olmsted. He is a man of remarkably sound judg. time, just when the arrival of Dr. Livingstone in London, ment and clear views. He has an eye equally to the picture after nearly twenty years' residence in Southern Africa is esque side of a subject as to its practical and utilitarian exciting the interest and attention of the civilized world. aspect. He has the good sense to know that character and Mr. Andersson and Dr. Livingstone have both added largely life are always the great themes of interest to the world; to our geographical knowledge of Africa, and have done and he enriches his pages with all the personality which much towards removing that profound mystery which has keen observation, ready humor, and quick perceptions, ever enshrouded the larger area of this strange continent. enabled him to secure. His pages, consequently, teem with It would seem as if we were on the eve of breaking this strange incidents, amusing anecdotes, and odd specimens of seal of mystery, and of bringing to light the hidden humanity. He does not hesitate to express his views upon secrets of that vast interior belt which so long has defied the vexed slavery question boldly, but with so much moderthe approaches of civilization. Mr. Andersson's volume is ation, and with so evident a desire to be just, that, while of exceeding interest. He relates with great directness and his Southern readers condemn his conclusions, they will simplicity. The hardships he encountered, and the dangers scarcely find them offensively uttered. (Dix, Edwards he experienced were manifold, and render his narrative as & Co.) exciting as the pages of a romance. His work is valuable, moreover, for its contributions to our knowledge of Natural -Mesgrg. Garrett & Co, of this city, have published Tit History, and of the geological features of the country. It is for Tat, a novel, by a Lady of New Orleans. This work is crowded with new and romantic information about the ex intended as a reply to the abolition novels of Mrs. Store. traordinary tribes he encountered, and presents altogether It is written with spirit and power. It depicts the misery as strange and marvellous a narrative as the whole range of and wretchedness of European masses in contrast with the literature can afford.
condition of the Southern negro.
The same publishers have also issued a new edition of -My Neighbor Jackwood, by Paul Creyton, is a singular Magdalen Hepburn, by the author of “Zaidee." It is a book. Whoever commences it, will probably read it story of the Scottish reformation-one of those fine, lofty through to the end. There can be no doubt of its absorb- romances, which the world will never be willing to let die. ing interest. The most knowing and experienced novel- This new edition is a handsome one. readers could not anticipate its denouement. The curiosity which is excited in the very first chapter can only be satis- / - Religious Truth, Illustrated from Science, by Edward fied by reading the work. The end is beyond the power of Hitchcock, late President of Amherst College. This is a guessing—and the solution of the mystery comes upon you book to show the special interpositions of Providence in like the bursting of a petard-and about as pleasantly. The Nature, and to enforce the truths of Revelation by the book is an anti-slavery novel in disguise. The heroine, ac- evidences of Science. It is learned, comprehensive, and complished, beautiful, refined, in short, what heroines possesses a profound interest. It renders vast service to always are and ought to be-laboring under a mysterious the cause of religion at a time when Materialism and Ra. antecedent sorrow of tantalizing impenetrability, proves to tionalism are growing apace, and insidiously undermining be a runaway slave, and, notwithstanding the taint of negro the faith of the world. The papers which make up the blood in her veins, she marries the hero—a gentleman of the volume are mostly addresses and sermons delivered upon extraordinary sort, who deals in grand sentiment and small various occasions before distinguished bodies. (Boston: wit-an exacting Apollo, in search of the sensibilities in the Phillips, Sampson & Co.) shape of a woman, and finds them in one in whose veins flow a few drops of African blood! The story delights you -The Humors of Falconbridge, a Collection of Humorous at the start-it interests you always. The picture of New and Every-Day Scenes, by Jonathan F. Kelly. “Falcon. England farm-life in the opening chapters are admirable bridge” is well-known among the readers of sporting and and truthful. Nothing better in their way has been done. humorous papers as a writer of dashing sketches, not always But as the story progresses, its utter improbability offends refined, nor marked by a perception of the nicer shades of you. It is so entirely beyond anybody's possible experience, humor, but vigorous, and full of a ringing heartiness that you are tempted to throw it down in disgust, but are that never fails to captivate. Alas! poor Yorick! Where prevented by the overwhelming interest, which the author are his gibes now, his gambols, his freaks of merriment?-BO skillfully succeeds in sustaining. (Boston: Phillips, all gone! The jester is no more. Mr. Kelly died of Sampson & Co.)
cholera in the summer of 1855, and this volume is a collec
tion of his literary remains. It is a neat 12mo volume, got up -A Journey through Texas ; or, a Saddle-Trip on the with care, and to those of our readers who like stories of Southwestern Frontier, by Frederick S. Olmsted, is the broad fun we recommend it. (T. B. Peterson.)
Illustrations supplied by Frank Leslie, proprietor of “Leslie's Gazette of the Fashions," and taken from Articles of
Actual Costume, selected at the Various Establishments, given as Authority by the Editor of this Magazine. LIGHT, transparent textures, such as tulle, gauze, and We give an illustration of a dress for a little girl of seven crape, worn over slips of plain glacé are, this season, as years, furnished by Genin. The dress is of light cherry heretofore, preferred to the richer kinds of silk for ball cos- color silk. The skirt has three flounces; each flounce is tume. A ball dress, just completed, consists of amber-coloredged with narrow fringe of the same color as the silk, and glacé, covered by three skirts of crape of the same hue. enriched by three rows of narrow black velvet, arranged in Each of the crape skirts is trimmed with a rouleau of white a border of reversed points. The waist is low in the neck, marabout feathers, spotted with yellow. The crape corsage and made with bretelles and a basque. Three rows of black is in folds, and is ornamented with small tufts of marabout, velvet, forming points, adorn the front of the waist. The The sleeves are trimmed at the lower edge with a narrow basque is rounded up on the hips, and ornamented with rouleau of the marabout. In the centre of the corsage bows of black and cherry ribbon. The edge is bordered there is a bouquet of flowers in groseille-color velvet, having with narrow fringe and rows of velvet trimming. The long, pendant stamens of gold. Bouquets of the same short sleeves are formed of a single narrow flounce, edged
like the bretelles. With this dress is worn a black velvet basque, which descends to the top of the upper flounce. The edge is enriched by a border of embroidery four inches wide, interspersed with small star-shaped flowers of jet.
No. 2, Madame Demorest, 375 Broadway, is making unusual preparations for her display of patterns of the spring fashions. We were much pleased with the variety of new
flowers, with strings of gold beads, are to be worn in the designs presented for our inspection. Her success in imitathair. Another greatly-admired ball-dress consists of white ing the various styles of trimming manufactured by our silk, covered with tulle illusion. The silk skirt is covered by fashionable dealers is truly wonderful. The illustration we three skirts of tulle illusion, hooped up on one side with give this month is of a child's over-dress, which may be bows of blue gauze ribbon and strings of pearls. Over the made of silk or poplin, according to fancy. It forms full corsage there is a small fichu, composed of tulle illusion, box plaits from the neck to the waist, where it is confined and trimmed with a ruche of tulle and a torsade of blue rib- by a silk cord and tassels. The fronts are ornamented by a bon and pearls. The sleeves are formed of three puffings of trimming of velvet, which surrounds the neck in the form tulle, and trimmed with bows of blue gauze ribbon with of a collar, and is continued down the entire length of the pearls intermingled. A coiffure of pearls and blue ribbon skirt. The flowing sleeve forms deep points at the edge. will be worn with the dress just described. A ball-dress of The upper sleeve may be formed in like manner, and the pink silk has been trimmed with nine flounces of pink tulle. effect of a double sleeve produced by arranging the trimThe corsage and sleeves are trimmed with bouquets of roses ming in points to correspond with the edge of the sleeve. and a wreath of the same flowers is worn in the hair, | The fronts are closed by small silk buttons and loops.
No. 3 is a basque of fine Swiss muslin, arranged to fit the finish to the bottom of the sleeve. The frill is raised on figure with graceful ease. The open fronts are ornamented the inside of the arm, and ornamented by a bow of roseby a novel and pretty berthe, which forms points in front, colored ribbon having short ends. and is continued round the shoulders in a rounded form. No. 5 from Mrs. Cripps, 312 Canal street, is a bonnet of The entire
white imperial foundation is
silk, figured in composed of a
a small diasuccession of
mond pattern. inch wide puf
The material is fings of muslin,
laid on the founseparated by in
dation plain. sertions of Va
The front is enlenciennes. The
riched by four edges of the
pipings of terry berthe and neck
velvet of a light are enriched by
shade of pura puffing of
ple, each piping muslin, into
being edged by which a pale
a narrow ruffle peach blossom
of blonde. The color ribbon is
curtain is of introduced. A
silk; two pipfall of Valen
ings of velvet, ciennes lace,
separated by a two inches
narrow blonde, wide, adorns
surround the the edge of the
edge. The puffing. A full
trimming on bow and ends
the left side of wide ribbon
consists of form a finish to
green and pur. the berthe in
ple velvet lilies, front. The
with black edge of the
leaves interbasque is enriched by a deep frill composed of muslin and spersed with clusters of flake marabouts. On the right are Valenciennes insertion, terminated by a border of the same small purple fiowers and spray, mingled with a bow and delicate lace, and headed by a puffing of muslin and ribbon. ends of silk, edged with velvet and blonde. The face The flowing sleeves are terminated by a frill corresponding trimmings consist of a full cap of blonde, with pansies, with the bottom of the basque. A puffing of muslin and heath and May blossoms on the right side. On the left is a ribbon forms a heading to the frill. Full bows of ribbon, having ends, ornament the inside of the arm. Three bows and ends of narrow ribbon ornament the top of the sleeve. This style of garment is particularity appropriate for young ladies.
No. 4 is a sleeve of fine India muslin, formed in two full
puffs, separated by a band of insertion. A deep frill of white rose, with brown velvet leaves and spray. A wreath embroidered muslin, edged with Valenciennes lace, forms a l of green velvet leaves extends half-way over the head.
LO V E'S REVEILLIE. "Wake Ladye love,
That Ladye bright, “Wake Ladye love,
To greet her knight, “The Morning Star is beaming :
Stole softly from her pillow : “At break of day
“ Thou flower,” said she “I must away,
“Of chivalrie, “Where pennons proud are streaming.
“God speed thee o'er the billow! “But ere I go, sweet Isabel,
“At Mary's shrine, Sir Knight, for thoe “My heart would seek one last farewell;
“In constant prayer I'll bend my knec ; “So to thy bower,
“The lily fair “At this lone hour,
“No more I'll wear, "I come to break thy dreaming."
“But for thy sake, the willow."
OB APTER 1.
In the days of King James the Second, there lived at the celebrated Dundee. Certain it is that he raised a Burnley Manor "a right loyal gentleman,” as he was small body of men, and disappeared from the neighborcalled at that period. His ancestors, from time imme- hood, only reappearing some time after the fatal Battle morial, had lived in the old house. I need not go of Killiekrankie, when, with the shattered remnants of through the long pedigree, to show how one of the his followers, he returned to Burnley; but the few that “Burnleighs of Burnleigh " had been to the Holy Land went with him on that secret expedition were tried, and (was not his long red-cross shield hanging up in the old faithful, and kept their own counsel, so that, in spite of hall?) or how one of them sailed with Sir Walter the lectures and cross-questionings of their respective Raleigh, or how, in later years, Geoffry Burnley was wives, the truth was never elicited, and, though danger. killed at the Battle of Naseby-that fatal fight, when so ously compromised, Cyril escaped unpunished. many noble English families perished. Burnley's son, But his heart was with King James, and not to concealed by the friendship of a Puritan called Crane, be behind his ancestors in loyalty, he determined not to who lived at Burnley, had returned to his estates at the take the oath of fealty to the usurper, as he invariably time of the Restoration, and, in turn, extended his pro-called William of Orange. tection to Crane's son, who was nearly suffering impri- He was not a man of great moral courage, so he laid sonment. One would have thought that such mutual a plan by which he might escape an open refusal, and kindness would have bound their descendants together yet satisfy his conscience-he was sensible enough to for ever ; but, as will be seen hereafter, avarice stepped see that open resistance was useless, and there was in, and broke up friendship that promised to be so no hope left for James. lasting.
In the year 1688, then, or the year following, Cyril, The Burnley we last mentioned married a lady while in London, fell in with William Penn, the wellof good family, who bore him one son. While the known Quaker. Penn about this time was suffering merry-making and carousing were going on at the for his close friendship with the exiled king. Four Manor House for the birth of the heir, the wife of the several times was he carried before King Willian rescued Crane died in giving birth to a male child. in council, and accused of being in secret correspondence The two infants thus ushered into the world on the with James. His own people cried ont against him as saine day, and almost at the same hour, seemed as a Romanist, nay, as a Jesuit in disguise-and numerous if born to be playmates and friends—a still stronger tie rumors of the most horrible description were circulated between the two families—but fate had destined them about him. Cyril was irresistibly attracted towards to play a different part in the great drama of life. him by his real gooduess and sterling worth, which all Young Cyril Burnley and Roger Crane went to the the calumnies in the world could not destroy. He condsame school, where the latter soon outstripped his municated his difficulties, and Penn advised him, rather schoolmate, not less in learning than in intelligence, for unwisely, perhaps, to start for the new colony on the Oyril was an easy, quiet lad, not remarkable for shrewd- banks of the Delaware. After talking it over, Cyril ness. His friends called him a "good-natured fellow," returned to Burnley, and sent down early on the mornthat being the euphuism for the epithet “fool,” accorded ing after his arrival to beg Roger Crane to come up, as him by his enemies; wbile Roger, far from being a he had important business to communicate to him. “ fool,” inclined a little more to the “knave.” After A close friendship still existed between the two, spending some time at school, the two youths went to although the Puritan seldom visited the Manor House, Oxford, where Cyril entered at Christ Church, while for the jolly life of the Cavalier, and his revelries and Roger obtained a scholarship at the neighboring Hall merry-makings were hardly suited to his taste. of Broadgates, which some time before had been raisedWe will take a look at Cyril while he is waiting for to the dignity of a college. Here he progressed rapidly, Crane in the little library, for, although the former and after leaving college, became a studious Templar. thought it necessary to have a library, seeing that
Cyril led a jolly life at Oxford, but was at length he had been a magistrate and justice of the peace under expelled by the college authorities for some irregularity King James, he adorned the walls with only just enough
-I believe, for a dispute with & Puritan Doctor of books to give it a right to that title; and of those books Divinity, which ended in his flooring the worthy divine most were works of no very justiciary weight-Philip
-after which exploit lie retired to his native village, Sidney's “ Arcadia," "The Faerie Queene," a mighty and, his father being dead, began the life of a country gathering of jovial Cavalier song-books, with a scanty, squire. About the same time Crane, having arrived at very scanty, sprinkling of sermons, most of them being the dignity of a “Counsellor," came down to Burnley, upon the King's Supremacy. Cyril had now grown and froin that period our history commences.
a fine man, just in the prime of life; his long dark hair Discords and dissensions soon began, and King James hung in curls upon his shoulders, for he despised the was driven from his throne, and in the struggles and idea of a wig; his moustache had in it a slight tinge of troubles that followed, Cyril was suspected of assisting auburn, that contrasted well with his black love-locks,