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Boston, Angust, 1816; M.C., 1813-17 and 1823–27, and Tuckerman's Sketch of American Literature, in Shaw's U. 8. Sepator, 1828–41 and 1845-50 ; visited England, Outlines of Amer. Lit., 443; 8. G. Goodrich's Recollec.; Scotland, and France, 1839; Secretary of State under Parton's Life of Jackson, and his Famous Americans, Harrison, 1841, under Tyler, 1841-43, and under Fill. 1867, 12mo, (see, also, N. Amer. Rev., Jan. 1867, art. more, July 20, 1850, until his death, at his seat at Marsh- iii. ;) Famous Boys, and How they became Great Men, field, Mass., October 24, 1852.

1860, 18mo; Trübner's Guide to Ainer. Lit., ed. 1859, His Speeches and Forensic Arguments were published xi.; Wallace's Reporters, ed. 1855, 212, n.; G. P. Marsh's in Boston, 3 vols. 8vo: vol. i., 1830, &c.; ii., 1835, &c.; Lects, on the English Language, 1860, 235; Schaft's iii., 1813, &c. ; vols. i., ii., iii., 8th ed., 1841. See re- Germany, 82; II. Martineau's Society in Ainerica; views in N. Amer. Rev., xli. 231, (by E. Everett,) lix. Gilfillan's First Gallery of Lit. Portraits, (Ralph Waldo 44, (by E. P. Whipple : repub. in his Essays and Reviews, Emerson,) 3d ed. ; Smyth's Lects. on French Revolution ; 1852, i. 172.) His Diplomatic and Official Papers whilst Mem. of Rev. Sydney Smith, i. ch. x.; Miss Mitford's Secretary of State were issued in New York, 1848, 8vo. Recollec. of a Lit. Life, xviii., xxxix.; Mrs. Farrar's Lisis of his single speeches, &c., and publications con- Recollec. of Seventy Years, 1866, 16mo; and the followcerning bin, will be found in Cat. Lib. Mass. Hist. Soc., ing articles in periodicals : Brit. and For. Rev., xiii. 1860, ii. 578–581, and Cat. Pub. Lib. of the City of Bos- 509; Lon. Quar. Rev., Isvii. 42, (by A. Hayward ;) Edin. ton, 1861, 875–877. The former collections of his writings Rev., cxii. 339, 364, 369; Blackw. Mag., xvii. 203, (by were superseded by the following: The Speeches, Forensic John Neal;) Lon. Athen., 1835, 12, 52, 668; 1853, 286: Arguments, and Diplomatic Papers of Daniel Webster; | 1854, 373; Lon. Lit. Gaz., 1835, 55, 1097 ; Grant's Lon. with a Notice of his Life and Writings by Hon. Edward Jour., No. 1, (by the author of Random Recollec., &c.;) Everett, Boston, (Little, Brown & Co.,) 1851, 6 vols. 8vo; | N. Eng. Genealog. Reg., vii. 101, ix. 159; Amer. Quar. 1. p. r. 8vo; 11th ed., 1858, (Fowle, Dec. 1864, 769, Rev., June, 1831, 420, (by George Ticknor;) Amer. Al. $120;) new ed., 1864. Sale to Jan. 1, 1865, about 30,000 manac, 1854, 329: Niles's Reg., xxxiv. 273, xxxvii. 207, copies, and on l. p., 300 copies. Reviewed in N. Amer. xl. 98, xliii. 106, 186, Supp., 170, 240, xliv. 316, 361, xlv. Rev., 1xxv. 84, (by Francis Bowen.) These volumes 107, 418, xlvii. 108, xlix. 166; N. Amer. Rev., X. 83, should be accompanied by The Private Correspondence (by W. Dutton,) xv. 21, (by C. Cushing,) Ix. 352, (by (1798-1852) of Daniel Webster; Edited by his son] W. B. Lawrence,) Ixviii. 1, (by G. T. Curtis,) lxxi. 221, Fletcher Webster, (Dec. 1856,) 1857, 2 vols. 8vo; I. p., r. 240, 254, 265, 266, (by F. Bowen,) \xxv. 84, (hy F. 8vo, (Fowle, ut sup., 770, $40 ;) 4th ed., 1857; last ed., Bowen,) Ixxvi. 263, Ixxix. 153, (by E. P. Whipple ;) 1864. Sale to Jan. 1, 1865, nearly 5000 copies, and of American Whig Review, iv. 81, (same in Liv. Age, xii. 1. p. nearly 300 copies. These volumes contain pearly 44;) Democratic Review, xxii. 129; Brownson's Quar. 1000 letters from, and several bundred letters to, Daniel Rev., 2d Ser., v. 198, vi. 341; South. Quar. Rev., xviii. Webster.

509; South. Lit. Mess., iji. 759, ix. 749, x. 25; Amer. "Simple and straightforward, these letters (of Mr. Webster) Mon. Rev., i. 67 ; Amer. Bibl. Repos., vi. 232 ; New Eng. are models of a homely business style: they teem with illus.

Mag., vii. 89, (by Judge Story ;) New Englander, iii. trations of early struggles, of party tactics, of domestic cares, and public responsibilities; with graphic touches of character,

89; U.S. Lit. Gaz., ii. 327; Knicker., xxx. 442, (by H. and with side-long glimpses into American manners and institu.

B. Wallace;) Liv. Age, xxiii. 128, xliii. 596; Hist. Mag., tions."-Lon. Critic, 1858. See, also, Chris. Exam., 1857. 1857, 1858, Indexes. For many of these references to

He contributed four papers to the North American Re- periodicals we are indebted to Poole’s Index to Period. view : vols, iv. 107, vii. 225, viii. 63, xi. 197. For refer. Lit., ed. 1853, 172, 506, 9. v. for special titles, e.g.: Webences to Mr. Webster and accounts of his life, character, ster and Hayde: Niles's Reg., xxxvii. 415, 435, xxxviii. and services, see BANVARD, Rev. JOSEPH, (The Ameri- 10, 25, and Supp. ; Am. Reg., v. 62, (by A. H. Everett;) can Statesman, &c., 1853 ;) Curtis, GEORGE TICKNOR, N. Amer. Rev., xxxi. 462, (by E. Everett ;) Chris. Quar. No. 9; EVERETT, EDWARD, (pp. 570, 571 ;) GRAY, Frans Spec., ii. 517, (by L. Bacun ;) South. Rev., vi. 140; Liv. cis Calley, LL.D., No. 3; İLayne, ROBERT Y.; Hil- Age, xxiv. 445, (by C. W. March.) For Hayne's opinion LARD, GEORGE STILLMAN, No. 6, (sale of Memorial to of Webster's speech against his views, see Webster's Jan. 1, 1865, 2000 copies ;) KNAPP, SAMUEL LORENZO, Works, ed. 1852, ii. 387. No. 11; LANMAN, CHARLES, No. 9; Lyman, S. P.;

We are not left in doubt as to Mr. Webster's own esti. March, C. W., No. 1; MARRYAT, FREDERICK, No. 14; mate respecting the relative importance of his publio PARKER, JOEL, LL.D., No. 2; SCHMUCKER, SAMUEL Mos

addresses: REIM, LL.D., No. 17; STUART, Moses, No. 27; TEFFt,

“My speech (January 26, 1830) in reply to Mr. Hayne BENJAMIN, D.D., LL.D., No. 4 ; TACKNOR, GEORGE, LL.D., speech of the 7th of March,,1830, For the Union and the Coni

must be regarded as No. 1 among my political efforts. My No. 6; WALKER, TIMOTHY, LL.D., No. 8.

stitution, in the Senate of the United States,) is probably the See, also, The Beauties of Daniel Webster, Edited by most important effort of my life, and as likely as any other to D. M. Reese, N. York, 1839, 12mo; Constitutional Text- be often referred to."--Letters to Edward Everett, Feb. 3, 1831, Book: Selections from the Writings of Webster, &o.,

and Sept. 1851: Prirate Correspondence of Daniel Webster, 1857,

ii. 415, 473. 1854, 12mo; The Union Text-Book, containing Selections from the Writings of Webster, &c., Phila., Nov.

I have quoted Mr. Webster's opinion of one of the 1860; and notices of Webster in the following: Proceed.

most formidable of his opponents, John C. Calhoun: it connected with the Reception of Mr. Webster by the

is proper to cite Mr. Calhoun's estimate of Mr. Webster:

“When your name was mentioned, he remarked that Mr. City of Boston in July, 1852, 1852, 8vo; Proceed. in Webster hus as high a staudurd of truth as any statesman whom Congress with Reference to the Death of Mr. Webster, I have met in debate. Convince him, and be caunot reply; be with the Sermon of Dr. Butler, 1853, 8vo; Personal is silenced; he cannot look truth in the face and oppose it by Memorials of Webster; Life of Webster, 1853, 16mo;

argument. I think that it can be readily perceived by his man

ner when he feels the unanswerable force of a reply.' lle often Discourse at Dartmouth College, by Rufus Choate, 1859, spoke of you in my presence, and always kindly and most re 8vo, (poticed in Lon. Athen., 1854, 147 ;) Inauguration spectfully."- Mr. A.'W. Venable to Daniel Webster, Washington, of the Statue (by Hiram Powers) of Webster: Address June 7, 1850: Prirate Corresp. of D. Webster, i. 371. by N. P. Banks, and Eulogy by E. Everett, 1859, 8vo; My readers will thank me for the following estimates, Biographical Study on the Life and Works of Webster, by eminent authorities, of Webster's merits as an orator: by Prof. Katebenovsky, of the University of Kharkoff,

"I admire your style of address. It is stringent and terse, Russia, 1859; Character of Webster pub. with Arctic simple and strong. It is the severe simplicity and strength of

Demosthenes, and not the art and elegance and Copia verborum Expeditions and their Results, (College Essays at Cam

of Cicero. The latter was the characteristic of the speeches bridge University, England,) by William Everett, Camb., and writings of our friend Story. But yours is the better model 1863, 8vo; National Portrait-Gallery, vol. i.; Gris- for a great political speaker."-Chancellor Kont to Daniel Web wold's Prose Writers of America, 21, 23, 175; Duyc ster, Nor. 11, 1845: Private Corresp. of Duniel Webster, ii. 202. kinck's Cyo. of Amer. Lit., ii. 30, and Index; Homes I am acquainted with in the whole range of oratory, ancient or

" The best speeches of Webster are among the very best that of Amer. Authors, (by G. W. Greene ;) Magoon's Living modern. They have always appeared io me to belong to that Authors of America, 1849; Men of the Time, 1852, 526; simple and manly class which may be properly headed by the Knight's Evg. Cyc., Biog., vi. (1858) 576; Encyc. Brit., name of Demosthenes, Webster's speeches sometimes bring 8th ed., xxi. (1860) 795; Loring's Hundred Boston

before my mind the image of the Cyclopean walls,—sione upon Orators, Index; Moore's American Eloquence, ii. 357 ; | aloud, too, the last speech which you sent me, I was desirous of

stone, compact, firm, and grand. After I had perused, and Edward Everett's Orations and Speeches, Index; Whea- testing my own oppreciation, and took down Demosthenes, ton's Hist. Law of Nations ; R. C. Winthrop's Addresses reading him aloud too. It did not lessen my appreciation of and Speeches, 1852, 215, 216, 217, 229, 369–74, 421-26, Webster's speech. You know that I insist upon the necessity

of entire countries for high, modern citizenship; and all my in. 462, 497, 722; Harsha's Eminent Orators and States.

tercourse with Webster made me feel that the same idea or men, 429; Lieber's Civil Liberty, ed. 1859, 136, 157, feeling lived in him, althongh he never expressed it. Webster 158, 159, 251, 270; H. B. Wallace's Criticisms, 8–15; ! had a big heart, -and for that very reason was a poor party.

leader in our modern sense. Every thing in Webster was capa- mon, Death of D. Webster, 2d ed., Wheeling, 1853, 8vo. cious, large;--he was a statesman of Chatham's type, I think.

2. Sermon, Cong. Society, 1853, 8vo. I believe he thought he was strong in political economy, but I think this was his weak point. I do not recollect that he was

Webster, George, Chancellor of Cork, and Domesever profound in that branch of statesmanship; and he may

tic Chaplain to the bishop. 1. Notes of Lectures on the have become occasionally in this branch a special ploader, which New Testament, Lon., 1860, 8vo. 2. Spiritual Organizahe never was on other questions, and which many others have tion; a Lecture, Dubl., 1863, cr. 8vo. almost always been in their public career."-FRANCIS LIEBER:

Webster, George H., Pastor of the First PresbyLetter to S. Austin Allibone, Jan. 16, 1860, * To test Webster's oratory, which has ever been very attract

terian Church, Lancaster, Ohio. The Prince of this ive to me, I read a portion of my favourite speeches of Demos.

World : a Treatise on the Casting Out of Satan, with a thenes, and then read-always aloud-parts of Webster; then New Rendering of his Sin and Fall, founded on the returned to the Athenian; and Webster stood the test. I have Words of Jesus, Cin., 1867, 8vo. done it several times."-Ibid., Peb. 27, 1870.

Webster, Miss Grace. 1. Ingliston ; a Tale, Lon., Many other opinions before me want of space forbids 1840, p. 8vo. 2. Disputed Inheritance, 1845, 3 vols. p. me to quote: of some the eulogy is so indiscriminate 8vo. 3. Raymond Revilloyd, 1850, 2 vols. p. 8vo. 4. and extravagant-placing Mr. Webster on a par, at Memoir of Dr. Charles Webster; with an Account of Dr. least, with the greatest names of all times and countries Alexander Webster, Edin., 1853, See Lon. Athen., -that I feel no temptation to quote. What, for in- 1853, 1223; Lon. Lit. Gaz., 1853, 1073. stance, can be more inconsiderate than to rank the eight Webster, J. Construction of the Old Wall at Veru. volumes of the Works and Correspondence of Daniel lam: Archæol., ii. 184. Webster with the eight volumes-replete with eloquence, Webster, J. Admission of Pupils to Bethlem Hos. philosophy, history, poetry, and wit-of the Works and pital, Lon., 1842, 8vo. Correspondence of Edmund Burke? I have perused the Webster, Rev. J. Malvern and its Environs, Lon., whole of these with much satisfaction, it would be hy- | 1858, 12mo. pocrisy to add, with equal profit. Such injudicious com- Webster, J. G., M.D. Epidemic Cholera : its Pheparisons as those which I have rebuked provoke a ridi. nomepa, Causes, and Mode of Communication, &c., N. cule which nothing but Mr. Webster's substantial merits York, 1866, 12ino. —and this is not the least proof of his real greatness- Webster, J. P. The Signet Ring: a New Collecare able to repress.

tion of Music and Hymns, Compiled for Sabbath-Schools, To the above I am now (May, 1870) able to add a etc., Chicago, 1868, 16ino. supplementary note. By Mr. Webster's will, Edward Webster, J. W. Waterloo, and other Poems, Lon., Everett, George Ticknor, C. C. Felton, and George Svo. Ticknor Curtis were appointed his literary executors, and Webster, James, of Edinburgh. 1. Sacramental Fletcher Webster was requested to transfer to them such Sermons and Discourses at the Lord's Table, Edin., papers relating to his father's personal and public history | 1705, 4to. 2. Select Sermons, 1723, 8vo; 1764, 12mo. as in his judgment should be placed at their disposal. Webster, Jaines, Fellow of St. John's College,

"This direction,” Mr. Curtis writes to Messrs. D. Appleton & Cambridge. Discourses on several Subjects preached C., Oct. 1869, “ was fully carried out by Mr. Fletcher Webster, at the Cathedral Church of Winchester, Winches., 1787, and by him, assisted by Mr. Abbott, a great mass of papers was 8vo. transferred to the literary executors, by whom they were carefully arranged and preserved. Very important materials were

Webster, James, of the county of Perth. General also obtained by them from other sources, and placed with the

View of the Agriculture of Galloway, in the County of general collection of papers relating to Mr. Webster. When Wigton and Stewartry, Lon., 1794, 4to, pp. 42. finally completed, this collection was found to be exceedingly “ Contains less valuable matter than might be expected."rich, and to cover the whole of Mr. Webster's life, from his boy. Donaldson's Agr. Bing., 79. hoor. The deaths of Mr. Everett, President Felton of Harvard, Webster, James, Jr. Inaugural Essay on Medical and Co!. Fletcher Welster, who was killed in battle at the head Jurisprudence, Phila., 1824, 8vo. of his regiment in 1862, occurred before any steps had been taken for writing and publishing a Life of the great statesman.

Webster, James, of the Inner_Temple. Travels This duty, and the determination of the proper period for pub- through the Crimea, Turkey, and Egypt during the lication, thus devolved solely on Mr. Ticknor and myself. Un- Years 1825–28, Lon., 1830, 2 vols. 8vo. willing, at his advanced age, to undertake any new literary “Replete with new and interesting information."-Lon. Spec. Jabour of magnitude, my kinsman, while ready to give me his "To this . . . able work is prefixed a Memoir of Mr. Webadvice, requested me to write the Life, and placed in my hands ster, a young Scotchman, [by the editor.]"-Lon. Lit. Gaz., the whole of the materials belonging to the literary executors, 1830, 287. together with his own correspondence with Mr. Webster, ex

See, also, Fraser's Mag., i. 695. tending over a period of nearly forty years. This occurred in the winter of 1866. We were both then of opinion that the

Webster, James, Professor of Anatomy and Phytime had arrived for the final fulfilment of the purpose implied siology in Geneva (N. York) Medical College. 1. Lec. in the creation of the literary executorship. I therefore imme- ture Introductory. Geneva, (1810,) 8vo. 2. Address to diately began the writing of the work which I now place in the Graduates, Roches., 1811, 8vo. 3. Lecture Intro.. your hands for publication."

ductory, Geneva, 1842, 8vo. 4. Card in Reply to Dr. Accordingly, Mr. Curtis's Life of Daniel Webster was John Eberle, Svo. 5. To the Medical Profession of the published, N. York, 2 vols. 8vo: i., Dec. 1869 ; ii., April, City of New York, N. York, 1846, 8vo. 1870,-tvo recently for criticism to have discharged its Webster, James Wedderburn. Genealogical Acjudicial office.

count of the Wedderburn Family : Printed at the Author's Webster, David. 1. Topographical Dictionary Private Press at Nantes, 1819, 8vo. of Scotland, Edin., 1817, 8vo; 1820, 8vo. 2. The Scotch Webster, John, one of the greatest of English draHaggis, 1822,, 48.; l. p., 68. 3. Original Scottish matists, a member of the Merchant Taylors' Company, Rhymes, Paisley, 1824, 18mo.

is thus introduced to us by Gerard Langbaine : Webster, E., Editor of The Phonographic Teacher, "An Author that livd in the Reign of King James the First; N. York, 1852, '54, &c., 12mo.

and was in those Days accounted an Excellent Poet. He joyu'd Webster, Edw. Parliamentary Costs, &c., 3d ed.,

with Decker, Marston, and Rowley, in several Plays; and was Lon., 1867, p. 8vo.

likewise author of others, which have even in our Ave gain'd

Applause: As for Instance, Appius and Virginia, Dutchess of Webster, Edward, of Ealing, Middlesex, England. Malfy, and litoria Corrombona ; but I shall speak if he so in An Introductory Essay to the Science of Comparative their order."— Account of the English Dramatick luis, üsf., Theology; with a Tabular Synopsis of Scientific Reli- 1691, 8vo, 508. gion, Lon., 1870, 8vo.

In Henslowe's Diary he is noticed as writing plays in Webster, Fletcher, son of Daniel Webster, and conjunction with Decker, Drayton, Middleton, Munday, editor of his Private Correspondence, was b. in Ports

Chettle, Heywood, and Wentworth Smith. To these mouth, N.H., July 23, 1813 ; graduated at Harvard Col- meagre accounts few particulars can be added : see Dyce's lege, 1833 ; studied with his father, and was admitted

and Hazlitt's Prefaces, ut infra. to the Suffolk Bar; Private Secretary to his father for a

1. With DECKER, THOMAS, The Famous History of Sir portion of the time when the latter was Secretary of

Thomas Wyat, Lon., 1607; 1612, 4to. 2. With DECKER, State under Tyler, (see Webster's Works, vol. iv., Dedi. Thomas, Northward Hoe, sundry Times acted by the cation :) Secretary of Legation to China under Caleb

Children of Paules, 1607, 4to. Inglis's Old Plays, 33, Cushing, 1843; member for Boston of the Massachusetts

£2 18. See No. 3. 3. With DECKER, THOMAS, Westward Legislature, 1847; Surveyor of the Port of Boston, 1850 | Hoe, divers Times acted by the Children of Pauls, 1607, -61; killed at the second battle of Bull Run, Aug. 29, 4to. Rhodes, 921, £1 148. 1862. Oration delivered before the Authorities of the

" "Westward lloe' and Northward Hoe' are full of life and City of Boston, July 4, 1846, Bost., 1846, 8vo, pp. 33.

bustle, and exhibit as curious a picture of the manners and

customs of the times as we shall anywhere find. Though by Webster, G. W., of Wheeling, Virginia. 1. Ser- no means pure, they are comparatively little stained by that

grossness from which none of our old comedies are entirely free." | Part 4, 2871) thinks this is assigned, no doubt wrongly, Drce: ubi infra.

to John Webster, Author of The White Devil,'" &c. 11. 4. The White Divel; or, The Tragedy of Paulo Giordano

With RowLEY, WILLIAM, A Cure for a Cuckold: a Vrsini, Duke of Brachiano, with the Life and Death of Vittoria Colombano, the famous Venetian Curtizan, 1612, Rhodes, 2584, £2. 'See, also, Marstos, Jonx, No. S;

Comedy, (with a preface by Kirkman,) 1661, 4to : 4to: Fowle, Dec. 1864, 771, $11.25; 2d ed., 1631, 4to;

WEBSTER, John, next below. 1634, 4to; 1665, 4t0; 1672, 4to: Fowle, 773, $11.25 ; 1685,

"* Webster, I think, is one of the best of our ancient drama. 4to. Repub. in Dodsley's Collec. of Old Playe. See No. 9. tists."-SIR WALTER SCOTT: Leller to Rev. A. Dyce, March 31, 1831 :

"His • White Devil' and 'Dutchess of Malfy,' upon the whole, Lockhart's Scotl, ch. lxxix. perhaps, come the nearest to Shakspeare of any ihing we have “Webster possessed very considerable powers, and onght to upon record : the only drawback to them, the only shade of be ranked, I think, the next below Ford. With less of poetic imputation that can be thrown upon them, by which they lose grace than Shirley, he had incomparably more vigour; with less sonic colour,' is, that they are too liku Shakspeare, and often of nature and simplicity than Heywood, he bad a more elevated direct imitations of him, both in general conception and in- genius and a holder pencil. But the deep sorrows and terrors dividual expression."-HAZLITT: Lects. on the Drum. Lit. of the of tragedy were peculiarly his provinces.

Webster is not Age of Elizabeth, Lect. III.

without comic wit, as well as power of imaginativu; his plays “The White Devil, or Vittoria Corombona, is not much in- huve lately met with an editor (Mr. Dyce) of taste enough to ferior in language and spirit to the Duchess of Malfy; but the admire his longenties, and not very over-partial in estimating plot is more confused, less interesting, and worse conducted. them."ALLAM: ubi supra, 122, 123, Mr. Dyce, the late editor of Webster, praises the dramatic vigour “ His imagination had a food familiarity with olujects of awe of the part of Vittorin, but justly differs from Lanıb, who speaks and fear. The silence of the sepulchre, the sculptures of marof the innocence-resembling boldness she displays in the trial ble monuments, the knolling of church-bells, the cerements of scene.' It is rather a delineation of desperate guilt losing in a the corpse, the yew that routs itself in dead men's graves, are counterfeited andacity all that could seduce or conciliate the the illustrations that most readily present themselves to liia tribunal. Webster's other plays are less striking."-HALLAM: imagination."-Rev. A. Dyce: ubi infra. Lit. Hist. of Europe, 4th ed., 1851, iii. 123.

See, also, Lamb's Works, vols. ii. and ir.; Henry See, also, Drake's Shaksp. and his Times, i. 233, 237, Neele's Lects. on Eng. Poetry, Lect. IV.; Retrospec. 238, 395; Blackw. Mag., iii. 556.

Rev., vii. (1823) 87-120. Langbaine says that Web5. A Monvmental Colomne erected to the living Mem- ster wrote the Pageant for 1624 : see Pageants, vol. iii. ory of Henry, Late Prince of Wales. 1613, 4to, pp. 18. 118. The Dramatic Works of John Webster, now first 6. The Devils Law Case ; or, When Women goe to Law Collected, with some Account of the Author, and Notes, the Devill is full of Businesse; a new Tragecomedy, by the Rev. Alexander Dyce, Pickering, 1830, 4 vols. 1623, 4to. Inglis's Old Plays, 116, £1 58. 7. The cr. 8vo, £2 24.: Holland, July, 1860, £4 108.; Sotheby, Tragedy of the Dutchesse of Malfy: The perfect and ex. April 27, 1863, £3; Fowle, Dec. 1864, 774, $48. Also, act Copy, with diuerse things printed that the length of 12 copies I. p. the Play would not beare in the Presentment, 1623, 4to: " This edition of the celebrated dramatist Webster is worthy Fowle, 772, $11.25 ; 1640, 4to ; 1678, 4t0; with Altera- of Mr. Pickering's press."- Lon. Lit. Gaz., 1830, 255. tions, 1708, 1to; Reconstructed for Stage Representation (An Appendix to this ed. was printed in 1838.) New by R. H. Horne, 1850. Mr. Horne's labours are reviewed ed., revised, Moxon, 1857, r. 8vo, 10x. hd.; aguin, Routin Lon. Athen., 1850, 1272, and the representation of the ledge, 1861, r. 8vo, 10s. 6d. The Dramatic Works of piece, as altered, at Sadler's Wells Theatre, Nov. 1850, is John Webster, Edited, with Introduction and Notes, by noticed on page 1225; seo, also, 1857, 1511. Mr. Phelps William Hazlitt, of the Middle Temple, J. R. Smith's sustained the part of Duke Ferdinand; young Mr. Wal- Lib. of Old Authors, 1857-58, 4 vols. fp. 8vo, £l; l. p., p. ler, an Ainerican, played Antonio ; the Duchess was re- 8vo, £1 108.: Fowle, 775, $16. presented by Miss Glyn. Some years later the play was "This compact and careful edition of Webster's dramatic acted in Philadelphia, and elsewhere, with Emma Waller works."--Lon, Alhen., 1857, ii. 1512. as the Duchess; and in Jan. 1864, Miss Marriott played sions to the inexhaustible wit, the all-penetrating humour, of

** Webster was formed upon Shakspere. He had no preten. the same part at Sadler's Wells: see Lon. Reader, 1864,

his master; but he had the power of approaching the terrible i. 146,

energy of his passion, and the profoundness of his pathos, in “ The Duchess of Mafy is not, in my judgment, quite so characters which he took out of the great niuster-roll of huspirited or effectual a performance as The White Devil. But it manity and placed in fearful situations and sometimes with is distinguished by the same kind of lieanties, clad in the same revolting imagivinge almost beyond humanity. . . . It is clear terrors. I do not know but the occasional strokes of passion what dramatic writers were the objects of Webster's love. He are even profounder and more Shakspearian; but the story is did not aspire to the full and heightened style of Master Chapmore laboured, and the horror is accumulated to an overpower. man,' nor would his genins le shackled by the examples of ing and insupportable height."- 1LaZLITT : ubi supra.

'the lahenred and understanding works of Master Jonson.' Ile "In his pictures of wretchedness and despair he has intro- belonged to the school of the romantic dramatists."-CHARLES duced touches of expression which curdle the very blood with KNIGHT: Pict, Shukspere, 2d ed., 1807, viii, 516, (William Shakterror aud make the hair stand erect. Of this, the death of the spere: a Bingraphy.) Dutchesse of Molly, with all its preparatory horrors, is a most

Mr. W. F. Fowle and Mr. F. F. Heard, of Boston, are, or distinguishing proof. The fifth'act of his littoria Corombona shows, also, willi what occasional skill he could imbibe the

were, engaged upon an edition of The Dramatic Works imagination of Shaakspeare, particularly where its features seem of John Marston, to which are prefixed his Poems: with to breathe n more than earthly wil nees." —DR. DRAKE: Shaksp. Some Account of the Author and his Works, Boston, and his Timex, ii. 565. See, also, i. 350.

John Wilson & Sons, 5 vols. cr. 8vo, 200 copies. $20; " This is the most celebrated of Webster's dramas. ... The scenes are wrought up with skill, and produce a strong im

1. p., 8vo, 40 copies, $60. Printed on the finest English press1011. ... In the character of the Duchess of Malfy herself

The collector should secure Catalogue of

wove paper. there wants neither originality nor skill of management, and Very Choice Collection of Books forming tbe Library of I do not know that any dramatist after Shakspeare would have William F. Fowle, Esquire, of Boston, Mass., which will succeeded letter in the difficult scene where she discloses her be sold by Auction by Leonard and Company, at their love to an inferior. There is parhaps a little failure in dignity Library Sales-room, 49 Tremont Street, Boston, on Tues, Malfy is not drawn an an Inabla or a Portin; she is a love-sick day, Wednesday, and Thursday, the 20th, 21st, and 220 widow, virtuous and true-hearted, but more intended for our of December, at Ten O'clock Precisely: Cambridge; sympathy than our reverence."-IL ALLAM : ubi supru.

Printed at the Riverside Press, 1864, 8vo, pp. 147, Nos. See, also, Blackw. Mag., ii. 656.

818. The 1607 vols. of this collection—he fruits of ex8. The Monument of Honour, at the Confirmation of traordinary knowledge, taste, and liberality--produceil the right worthy Brother John Gore, &c., 1624, 4to. $17,349.71. or about $10.80 per vol.: the highest ave. Heber. Part 4, £6 24. 6d. Not repub. by Dyce. 9. Appius rage ever reached at an auction-sale in the United States. and Virginia; a Tragedy, 1654, 4to. Ileber, Part 2, John Allan's books, sold in New York, May, 1861, ave6426, 2 28. Under the title of The Roman Virgin, by raged about $5 per vol. Betterton, 1679, 4to. The original was repub. in vol. v. Webster, John, “late Chaplain in the Army." 1. of Old Plays, [24] being a Continvation of Dodsley's The Saint's Guide, Lon., 1653, 4to. 2. Academiarum Collection, Edited by C. W. Dilke, 1814–16, 6 vols. 8vo; Examen ; or, Examination of Academies. 1854, 4to. 1. p., r. 8vo.

Answered by Histrio-Mastix: A Whip for Webster, &c., ** lu Appius and Virginia he has done perhaps better than 1654, 8vo. Repub. with Hall's Vindiciæ Literarum, &c., any one who has attempted a subject not, on the whole, very 1655, 8vo. See Bliss's Wood's Athen. Oxon., iii. 679. promising for trakudy; several of the scenes are dramatic and

See, also, WARD, SETH, D.D., No. 4. 3. The Judgment effective; the language, as is naually the case with Welister, is written so as to display an actor's talents; and he has followed

Set, and the Bookes Opened, 1654, 4to. This is by John the received history sufficiently to alistain from any excess of

Webster, “A Servant of Christ and his Church :" we slaughter at the close."- HALLAM: ubi

suppose him to be the same as the author of Nos. 1, 2, 10. With Rowley, WILLIAM, The Thracian Wonder; and 4, who was forinerly thought to be Webster the a Comical History, 1661, 4to. Repub. in vol. v, of old dramatist : but see Dyce's Webster. 5. The Displaying Plays: see No. 9. The compiler of Bibl. Heber. (see l of Supposed Witchcraft, 1677, fol. Written in opposition te the treatises of Casaubon, J. Glanvil, and H. the State of New York, 1824, 12mo. 2. Annual Address More the Platopist.


before the Albany Institute, Albany, 1837, 8vo. “This work is written with much piety, learning, acuteness, Webster, Noah, LL.D., a descendant, by his father, And strength of argument, and particularly examines all those

of John Webster, Governor of Connecticut in 1656, and passages of Scripture which have been thought [Webster thinks erroneously) to countenance the vulgar idea of the power of

by his mother, of William Bradford, Governor of Plywitches and evil spirits."- Brydges's (ens. Lit., vol. x. 307.

mouth in 1621, was b. in Hartford, Connecticut, Oct. 16, Look at Webster's almirable 'Treatise on Witchcraft.”—Cole- 1758; entered Yale College in 1774, and, after serving ridge's Table-Talk.

in the militia raised to oppose General Burgoyne, graduWebster, John, M.D., Practitioner in Physick and Surgery. Meta lographia; or, An History of Metals, the law in the intervals of school-teaching, and in 1781

ated there in 1778; subsequently pursued the study of Lon., 1671, 4to. Webster, John. 1. Elements of Natural Philoso- necticut Courant a series of papers, signed Honorius, in

was admitted to the bar; in 1783 published in The Conphy, Lon., 1804, 8vo: with Notes and Corrections by vindication of the Congressional soldiers' pay-bill; and Robert Patterson, Phila., 1808, 8vo. Noticed in Lon, in the same year issued his First Part of a Grammatical Mon. Rev., 1805, i. 321. 2. Elements of Mechanical Institute of the English Language, (Webster's Spellingand Chemical Pbilosophy, Taunton, 1804, 8vo. 3. Ele Book,) of which the wale was so large that, “during the ments of Chemistry, 1811, 8vo. He contributed a paper twenty years in which he was employed in compiling his or Electricity to Phil. Mag., xliii. (1814) 17.

American Dictionary, the entire support of his family Webster, John, M.D. Essay on the Epidemic was derived froin the profits at a premium for copyright Cholera, Lon., 1832, 12mo.

of less than a cent a copy;" in 1785 travelled in the Webster, John White, M.D., graduated at Har- Southern States, and in May of that year visited Mount vard College, 181; was appointed Lecturer in Chemis

Vernon, and presented General Washington with his try, Mineralogy, and Geology in that institution. 1824; Sketches of American Policy, “the first distinct proposal Adjunct Professor of Chemistry and Materia Medica, made through the inediuin of the press,” Dr. Goodrich 1826; and Erving Professor of Chemistry and Mine-thinks, (Memoir of Noah Webster,) " for a new Constituralogy from 1827 until the year of his death, 1850. See

tion of the United States;" in 1787 resided in Philadel Quincy's Hist. of Harvard Univ., ii. 383, 401.

1. De phin as superintendent of an Episcopal Academy : Dec. scription of the Island of St. Michael, comprising an

1787, to Nov. 1788, published in the city of New York Account of its Geological Structure: with some Remarks

the American Magazine, (8vo, pp. 882,) which failed of on the other Azores or Western Islands; Originally communicated to the Linnæan Society of New England, of the same kind : practised law at Hartford (where,

success, as did also another projected enterprise of his Bost., 1821, 8vo, pp. 243.

in 1789, he married a daughter of William Greenleat) “If all who go abroal for the purposes of information would from 1789 to 1793; incited by zeal for the principles of bring home with them a volume as valuable as this of Dr. Web. kter, it would be some compensation, and the only one which Washington's administration, in Nov. 1793, removed to they can mike, for the wrong they do their country by their

the city of New York, and established a daily paper, #lence"-J. G. COGSWELL, LL.D.: N. Amer, R-r., xiv. 50. entitled The Minerva, and afterwards a semi-weekly

* An interesting description."-Stevenson's Cat. of Voy. and paper, (inade up from the standing matter of The Trar., No. 813.

Minerva,) entitled The llerald, -names subsequently 2. A Manual of Chemistry, on the Basis of Professor changed to those of The Commercial Advertiser and Brande's, 1926, 8vo, pp. 603; 2d ed., 1828, 8vo ; 3d ed., The New York Spectator; in 1795 published ten papers 1839, Svo. The first ed. was reviewed in N. Amer. Rev., signed Curtius, (subsequently, with two essays hy Chanxxiii. 319, and (by B. F. Bache, M.D.) in N. Amer. Med. cellor Kent on the same subject, collected in a pamphlet and Surg. Jour., vol. iii., 1827.

hy a bookseller of Philadelphia,) in explanation and deHe edited Playfair's Liebig's Organic Chemistry, fence of Jay's Treaty with Great Britain ; from 1798 to Camb.. 1841, 12ino, (reviewed by H. Colman in N. Amer.

1812 lived at New Haven, chiefly occupied with philoRev., liii. 147:) 2d ed., 1841, 12mo, (reviewed by II. logical pursuits, and from 1807 diligently employed in Colman in N. Amer. Rev., liv. 476 :) and Gregory's Lie

the preparation of his American Dictionary of the hig's Animal Chemistry, (reviewed by E. Hale in N. | English Language, (first edition, 1828, 2 vols. 4to,) the Ainer. Rev., lv. 462:) was co-editor, with J. Ware and D. improvement of which was for the rest of his days--Treadwell, of the Boston Journal of Philosophy and period of thirty six years—the great business of his life; the Arts, 1823-26, 4 vols. 8vo; and contributed to N. I from 1912 to 1822 resideri at Ainneret, where he took an Amer. Rev., (one paper, xi. 225, Geology of the Northern active part in the establishment of the new college, States,) &c. Dr. Webster was hanged in the yard of the which has made the name of that town 80 deservedly Leverett-Street Jail, Boston, August 30, 1850, for the

dear in many parts of the land; in 1822 removed to murder, in 1819. of George Parkman, M.D., (q. v.) See

New Haven, and, with the exception of a visit to Report of his Trial, by Dr. John W. Stone, Bost., 1850, Europe, Juné, 1924, to June, 1825, there remained until 8vo, pp. 314, and 2d ed., 1850, 8vo: Report for the New his death, in the fear of God and faith of Christ, May York Globe, with plates, N. York, 1850, 8vo; Report by 28, 1843, in his 85th year. George Bernis, Esq., one of the Counsel in the Case, Our list of his publications may very appropriately be Bost., 1850, r. 8vo. pp. 610: reviewed by Joel Parker in introduced by some observations from the pen of his N. Amer. Rev., Jan. 1851, 178, (pub, separately, as The son-in-law and biographer, Dr. Chauncey A. Goodrich : Law of Homicide, 1851, 8vo, pp. 28,) and in Brownson's

"There was hardly any department of literature which he Qaar. Rev., 2d Ser., v. 125. See also, N. Brit. Rev.,

hud not explored with lively interest at some period of his life. 13, (same in Eclec. Mag., xxi. 170 :) Professor Webster's He wrote on a greater variety of topics than perhaps any other Defence, 1850, 8vo; Review of the Webster Case, by a anthor of the United States ;-on the foundations of govern. Member of the New York Bar, N. York, 1850, 8vo, pp. tenking, the history of his country, the progress of diseases,

ment, the laws of nations, the rights of neutrals, the science of 30; and Discourses on the subject by Rev. Lyman

and the variations of clininte; on agriculture, commerce, ruchWhiting, Lynn, 1850, 12mo, and Rev. E. N. Kirk, Bost., tion, morals, religion, and the great means of national avance1850, 8vo.

ment, in addition to the principal theme of his life, philology Websler, Jos. System of Stenography, Lon., 12mo.

and grammar. ... In conclusion, it may be said that the name Webster, Joshua, M.D., is asserted by a corre

of Noah Webster, from the wide circulation of some of his

works, is known familiarly to a greater number of the inhabitants spondent of Lon. Gent. Mag.. 1799, 1014, to have written,

of the United States than the name, probably, of any other inat St. Alban's, in 1764, The Beggar's Petition; but dividual except the FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY. Whatever influence another correspondent of the same periodical, 1790, 972, he thus acquired was used at all times to promote the best inascribes it to Thomas Moss, (p. 1378, supra,) in the col

terests of his fellow-men. His books, though rend by millions,

hare made no man worse. To multitudes they have been of lection pub. by whom it appeared. See The Petition,

lasting benefit, not only by the course of early training they with an etching hy a boy, in Lon. Gent. Mag., 1791, hure furnished, but by those precepts of wisdom and virtue (see, also, 810,) 852.

with which almost every page is stored." - Memoir of Noah Webster, Josiah, b. in Chester, N. Hampshire, Webster: Prefiroul to C. G. Goolrich's and Noah Porter's Quarto 1772: graduated at Dartmouth College, 1798 : was min

Editions of Webster's Dictionary. ister at Chebacco, in Ipswich, 1799 to 1806, and at 1. A Grammatical Institute of the English Language, Hampton, June 8, 1808, until his death, in 1837. He &c., in three Parts, Ilartford, 12mo: Part 1, Containing published a number of single serinons. See Memoir of a New and Accurate Standard of Pronunciation, s. (1., sed himn in Amer. Quar. Reg., xii. 122, (by II. Wood.) 1783 ; Part 2, Containing a Plain and Comprehensive

Webster, Leland A. Present State of the Philoso-Grammar, 1784; Part 3, An American Selection of Lesphy of Society, Phila., 1867.

sons in Reading and Speaking. 1785. Part I was afterWebster, M. H. 1. Catalogue of the Minerals in wards, aud is still, known as Webster's Spelling-Book;

of which in its various forms the sale to 1847 was about | Observations on Commerce, 1839, 12mo. With this read24,000,000, (Goodrich's Memoir of Webster,) and to Jan. 33. Brief View of Errors and Obscurities in the Scrip1, 1865, was over 40,000,000. For some years previous tures, and of Errors and Defects in Class- Books, 8vo. to 1861 the annual sale was about 1,250,000 to 1.500,000, 34. The New Testament, with Amendments of the Lanof which the Southern States took about 600,000. The guage, 1839, 12mo. 35. Improved Grammar of the Engannual sale in 1865 was about 500.000. See Dr. J. W. lish Language, 1813, 12mo. 36. Collection of Papers Francis's Old New York, ed. 1858, 340, 341,351 ; Triibner's on Political, Literary, and Moral Subjects, N. York, Bibl. Guide to Amer. Lit., ed. 1859, Ixiii., 1xxxvi. It

1843, 8vo, pp. 373. Composed chiefly of some of bis should be followed by Webster's Speller and Definer; or, earlier pamphlets, (as Nos. 'S and 15;) the papers signed A Sequel to Webster's Elementary Spelling- Book, by Wil- Curtius; papers read before literary and philosophical liam G. Webster, Son of the Late Noah Webster, LL.D. societies (he contributed to Mem. Amer. Acad. Sci., The sale of this book has been very large. In London Connec. Acad. of Arts and Sci., Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll., are issued the Noah Webster British and American Ilus- &c.) and printed in their Transactions. See Gen. Retrated Spelling and Reading Book, Dean, Dec. 1858, cl., pos., iv. 313, (Webster on Temperature of Winter.) 18., and the Illustrated Webster Reader, Ward & Lock, We have reserved for separate consideration–37. 1859, demy 8vo, pp. 160, cl., 18. 6d.: see Lon. Athen., WEBSTER'S AMERICAN DictionARY OF THE English LAN1859, ii. 160.

GUAGE, N. York, S. Converse, 1828, 2 vols. 4to, pp. 1936, 2. Sketches of American Policy, Hartford, 1785, 8vo. words, 70,000 to 80,000, $20, 2500 copies. Edited by E. 3. Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal H. Barker, Lon., Black & Co., 1830-32, 4to, in 12 Parts, Constitution, 1787, 8vo. 4. Dissertations on the English forming 2 vols., £5 108.; reduced in 1835, H. G. Bohn, Language, Bost., 1789, 8vo. See Francis's Old New £2 12x. 6d., 3000 copies. (The New York ed. was also York, 342.

abridged by J. E. Worcester, D.D., 1829, r. 8vo, and by 5. Collection of Essays and Fugitive Writings on the author, 1830, &c., sm. 4to: see, also, GOODRICH, Moral, Historical, Political, and Literary Subjects, 1790, CHAUNCEY, D.D.) Second edition, N. Haven, 1840, 2 8vo. 6. The Prompter; or, Common Sayings and Sub. vols. r. Svo, pp. 2024, 3000 copies. Third edition, Rejects, 1792, 12mo: Coventry, 1808, 12mo; N. Haven, vised and Enlarged by C. A. Goodrich, D.D., LL.D., 1839, 24mo. 7. Effects of Slavery on Morals and In- Springfield, Mass., G. & C. Merriam, (Oct. 1847,) 1818, dustry, Hartford, 1793, 12mo. 8. The Revolution in r. 4to, pp. 1492: subsequently pp. 1592.

This and the France considered in Respect to its Progress and Effects, Second edition contain several thousands of new words. N. York, 1794, 8vo. 9. Political Progress of Britain; Fourth edition, (Pictorial,) by C. A. Goodrich, D.D., or, An Impartial History of Abuses in the Government | LL.D., Springfield, Mass., 1859, 410, pp. 1758; words, of the British Empire, Phila., 1795, 8vo. 10. Collection | 99,798. Fifth edition, (Illustrated.) Thoroughly Reof Papers on the Subject of Bilious Fevers prevalent in vised, and grently Enlarged and Improved, by C. A. the United States for a few Years Past, N. York, 1796, Goodrich, D.D., LL.D., and Noah Porter, D.D., River8vo. 11. Letter on the Errors of English Grammar, side Press, Cambridge, Printed by H. 0. Houghton and 1798, 8vo. 12. Oration. July 4, N. Haven, 1798, 8vo. Company: Electrotyped at the Boston Stereotype Foun13. Brief History of Epidemics and Pestilential Dis- dry; Springfield, Mass., G. & C. Merriam, London, eases, Hartford, 1799, 2 vols. 8vo; Lon., 1800, 2 vols. Bell & Daldy, 1864, &c., r. 4to, pp. 1840; words, 8vo. Noticed in Lon. Mon. Rev., 1802, i. 404. 14. Let upwards of 114,000, pictorial illustrations, over :000. ters to Dr. Joseph Priestley, in Answer to his Letters One of the most beautiful books of which modern typoto the Inhabitants of Northumberland, N. Haven, 1800, 1graphy can boast, and one of the most useful works 8vo. See PRIESTLEY, JOSEPH, LL.D., No. 58. 15. Rights which the language has produced. This is called Webof Neutral Nations in Time of War, 1802, 8vo. 16. His- ster's Dictionary.—and properly enough, as it is built torical Notices of the Original State of Banking Institu- upon his foundation ; but it is really the embodiment of tions and Insurance Offices, 1802, 8vo. Repub, surrep- the labours of many philologists : titiously without the author's name in Philadelphia. A “More than thirty different scholars have been employed part of this reprint was incorporated into the Philadel. upon this revision at compensated labor, and most of them for phia edition of Rees's Cyclopædia.

very considerabile periods of time, in addition to numerous 17. Compendious Dictionary of the English Language,

voluntary contributions and valuable suggestions. Full thirty

years of earnest literary toil, we estimate, have been expanded Hartford, 1806, 8vo. This does not represent the matured upon this work since the revision of 1817, and the results are views of the author. 18. Letter respecting the Errors presented in this edition."Publishers' Advert., Sept. 1861. in Johnson's Dictionary and other Lexicons, N. Haven, of these assistants we find the names (arranged by us 1807, 12mo. With this read Nos. 19, 20, 21, &c. 19. in alphabetical order) which follow in Dr. Noah Porter's Discrepancies of English Orthography, 8vo. 20. State of very satisfactory Preface, (July, 1864:) Rev. Fisk P. English Philology, 8vo. 21. Dissertation on the Origin, Brewer, Captain Williain P. Craighill, James D. Dana, History, and Connection of the Languages of Western John S. Dwight, Daniel C. Gilman, Rev. Chauncey Asia and of Europe, 8vo. 22. Philosophical and Prac-Goodrich, James Hadley, Alexander L. Holley, Thomas tical Grammar of the English Langunge, 1807, 12mo. Holt, Chester S. Lyman, Dr. C. A. F. Mahn, of Berlin,

" It contains much valuable matter found in po other work, Prussia, (etymologies,) Lowell Mason, William C. Minor, and is believed to be the most truly philosophical Grammar

M.D., Rev. John M. Morris, E. B. O'Callaghan, J. C. which we have of the English language."- Dr. C. A. GOODRICH : Perkins. Samuel Porter, Eugene Schuyler, R. Cresson Memoir of Noah Webster.

Stiles, M.D., Thomas A. Thacher, Joseph Thomas, M.D., 23. Rudiments of English Grammar, N. York, 1811, J. Hammond Trumbull, Williain G. Webster, William A. 18mo; N. Haven, 1831, 18mo. 24. History of Animals, Wheeler, William D. Whitney, and Arthur W. Wright. 1812, 16mo. 25. Letter to the Hon. John Pickering on Among the contributors of inaterials are Charles J. the Subject of his “Vocabulary,” &c., Amherst. 1816, Lukens and U. S. Dana; among the suggesters of Svo: Bost., 1817, 8vo. Reviewed in N. Amer. Rev., v. proper lexicographical principles, special obligations are 32, (hy S. Willard.) See, also, PICKERING, John, LL.D., acknowledged to George P. Marsh. The Prefaces and No. 1. 26. Dictionary of the English Language, com- | Appendix contain a vast amount of valuable matter : piled for Common Schools, Hartford, 1817, sm. 4to. e.g., see WHEELER, William A. 27. Letters to a Young Gentleman on commencing his To Webster's Dictionary we have referred on a preEducation; to which is subjoined a Brief History of ceding page, (3. DR. Jonsson AS A LEXICOGRAPHER :) the United States, N. Haven, 1823, 8vo. After the and we shall, before concluding this article, refer the publication of his Quarto Dictionary, in 1828, he issued student to authorities where he will find the alleged revised editions of his History of the United States, merits and demerits of the author's philological system (reviewed in Amer. Mon. Rev., 1832, ii. 381) and other and suggestions amply discussed. As regards tbe pracearlier works. 28. Manual of Useful Studies, 1832, 8vo. lice of authors and publishers, we estimate from data 29. The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Tes- before us that in about 10,000,000 of volumes of schooltaments in the Common Version; with Amendments of books-a very large majority of the whole numberthe Language, 1833, 8vo. See No. 33. Reviewed in published annually in the United States, Webster is Chris. Spec., v. 656, (by L. Bacon ;) Horne's Bibl. recognized as the general standard of orthography. Bib., 86. 30. Webster Genealogy, (1836,) 8vo, pp. 8. Charles James Fox remarked of Gibhon's great work, See Whitmore's H.-B. of Amer. Geneal., xli. 31. Mis. “If any man were to say, 'I don't like his history: I takes and Corrections in the Common Version of the will acquire the information another way,' he would find Scriptures, in the Hebrew Lexicon of Gesenius, in it a very hard task," (Recollec. by S. Rogers, Lon., 1859, Richardson's Dictionary, &c., 1837, 8vo. 32. Observa- 39.) We--not an orthographical Websterian--apply tions on Language and the Errors of Class-Books; and I this observation to the contemner of The American Dic.

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