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THE


AMERICAN REVIEW:


A WHIG JOURNAL


OF


POLITICS, LITERATURE, ART AND SCIENCE.



"TO STAND BY THE CONSTITUTION."



VOL. II.



Pulchrum est bene facere Reipublicae, etiam bene dicere haud absurdum est.



NEW-YORK:

WILEY AND PUTNAM.


1845.

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INDEX TO VOL. II.




A.

Adventures on the Frontier of Texas and Mexico. No. II, (Charles Winterfield,) 365No. III., 505No. IV., 599.

Alfieri, Autobiography of, translated, notice of, 546.

American Drama, the, 117—Has the Drama declined? 117—Sheridan Knowles, 118—Tortesa, the Usurer, ib.—Synopsis of the Play, 119-20— Intrigue—Plot, 121—Analysis of the Play, 122-3—Spanish Student, (Longfellow's,) 124—Extracts, 125—Originality, 126—Synopsis of the Plot, 127—Deficiency of the author's skill, 125-9.

American Enterprise in Steam Navigation, 75—First Oceanic Steamship, ib.—Letter respecting John Fitch, 77.

American Institute, Eighteenth Annual Fair of, 538.

An American Lady, Mrs. Grant's memoirs of, notice of, 668.

Ancient Tear, the, a Poem, (Author of "Pen and Ink Sketches,") 384.

"Angels and Ministers of Grace," (Il Secretario,) 694.

Annexation, 452.

Anti-Rent Movement and Outbreak in New York, 677—General Survey of the Times, Public Licentiousness and its dangerous Tendencies, 575—Terms of the Early Settlement of the Van Rensselaer Estate, 579—Origin of the Concerted Repudiation of the Rents, 580—First Anti-Rent Outbreak, Helderberg War. 581—Repudiation defined, 582—Murder of Sheriff Steele by the "Indians," ib.—True Relations between Tenants and Landlords, 583—Nature of the estates held by the Tenants of Albany and Rensselaer, ib.—Shown not to be "Feudal Tenures," 584—Title of Stephen Van Rensselaer, 587—Rent paid for County and City Property on the same Principle, 588—City and County Tenants on the same Footing, 591—Objections to Paying Rent on Account of Particular Provisions in the Contracts met, 591—Reservation of Quarter Sales along with the Right of Preemption, 592—Tenants might at any time have relieved themselves from Rent on fair terms, 593—Terms published by Stephen Van Rensselaer, ib.—Question of "Perpetuities," 595—Manner in which the Anti-Rent Question has been met by the Press and Public, 596—Closing words to the Anti-Renters, 597.

Art and Artists in America, review of, 658.

A True Work of Art, (Earlden,) 12—Ivory Christ, 13.

Audubon and Birds, (Chas. Winterfield,) 283.


B.

Bailey, 55.

Barrett, Miss, 53.

Bhagvat Geeta, or Hindoo Doctrine of Immortality, (E. B. Green,) 267.

[The American Review: A Whig Journal of Politics, Literature, Art, and Science/Volume 02/October 1845/Critical Notices#Big Able and Little Manhattan|Big Able and Little Manhattan, Cornelius Matthews, Review of]], 523.

Birds, a talk about, (Charles Winterfield,) 279.

Birney, James, 4.

Blennerhassett, Biographical Sketch of, (by W. Wallace,) 133—Origin, ib.— Arrival at New York, 134—Letter from Aaron Burr, 135—Intrigues and Speculations of Col. Burr, 135-6—His abandonment by Wilkinson, ib.—His visit to Blenner hassett, 137—Blennerhassett induced to join in his enterprises, ib.—Blennerhassett involved in the odium attached to Burr, and his property destroyed, 138—Arrested in Lexington, Ky., on charge of high treason, ib.—Blennerhassett's Brief, 139—Conclusions with regard to designs of Burr and Blennerhassett, 146—Final Residence and Death, 148—Character of Burr, 149—Appendix, ib.

C.

Campbell, Thomas, 44.

Carlyle's Life of Schiller, notice of, 668.

The American Review: A Whig Journal of Politics, Literature, Art, and Science/Volume 02/July 1845/Cases of Conscience—Political Abolitionism, (Prof. Tayler Lewis,) 3— Tribunal established to interpret the Constitution, ib.—First serious injury inflicted upon the Constitution, ib.—Jackson's assumption of Executive interpretation, 4—Birney's position in relation to the Constitution, ib.—Garrison Abolitionists, ib. —Birney's Letter to Shapter, 6—Analysis of Mr. Birney's position, 7-8.

Challenge of Barletta, translated, notice of, 325.

Chatham, a chapter on, 568.

Crabbe's Synonyms, notice of, 666.

Coleridge, 41.

Colton's Life and Times of Clay, review of, 639.

Commercial, Tariff and Finances, 105.

Commercial Delusions—Speculations, (I. C. Colton,) 341—My First Speculation, 349.

Convention in New York State—Reorganization of the Judicary, 474.

Critical Notices, 109First Books of Natural History for Schools and Colleges, ib.—History of France, Michelet, 110Challenge of Barletta, translated, 325Farmer and Emigrant's Hand-book, 326,—Dictionary of the English Language, by Professor Reid, 433Vathek, 434Treatise on Domestic Economy, Catherine E. Beecher's, 435Whewell's Elements of Morality, ib.—Gertrude, by author of Amy Herbert, 435History of Romanism, ib.—Florentine Histories, translated, 436Wiley and Putnam's Library of Choice Reading, ib.—Selection from writings of Bishop Hall, ib.—Journal of Texan Expedition against Meir, 543Sparks' American Biography, vol. 16, 544Wiley and Putman's Library of Choice Reading, 545Wigwam and Cabin, W. Gilmore Simms, ib.—Autobiography of Alfieri, 546Lardner's Lectures on Science and Art, 217Chaunt of Life and other Poems, Part II., Rev. Ralph Hoyt, 227Farmer's Library and Monthly Journal of Agriculture, 218Manual of Ancient and Modern History, Taylor's, 220History of Oregon and California, Greenhow's, 220The Missionary Memorial, 663Wolff's Mission to Bokhara, 665Elements of Reading and Oratory, H. Vaudeville, 656Crabbe's Synonyms, ib.—The Family Library, No. 173, 667—Promissi Sposi, by Manzoni, 667Carlyle's Life of Schiller, 668Mrs. Grant's Memoirs of An American Lady, ib.—Warren's Law Studies, ib.—The Lights and Shadows of Scottish Life, ib.—Tupper's Poems, ib.—Sermons of Dr. Blair, ib.—Observations on the East, Dr. Durbin, ib.—The Rhine, Victor Hugo, ib.—The Raven and other Poems, Edgar A. Poe, ib.—Western Clearings, ib.

D.

Domestic Economy, Treatise on, Catherine E. Beecher's, notice of, 435.

Drama, American, 117.

Dream, the, Sonnet, (Laurens,) 162.

E.

Elf-Land, a Poem, 457.

Elliot, Ebenezer, 57.

Elements of Reading and Oratory, H. Vaudeville, notice of, 666.

Eulalie, a Song, (Edgar A. Poe,) 79.

F.

Facts of M. Valdemar's Case, (Edgar A. Poe,) 561.

Fairies, The, from the German, 258.

Family Library, No. 173, notice of, 667.

Farmer's Library and Monthly Journal of Agriculture, notice of, 218.

Farmer's and Emigrant's Hand-Book, notice of, 326.

Fevers of Zanzibar, 230.

Figures and Figuratives of Tobacco, 644.

First Oceanic Steamship ever launched, 75.

Fitch, John, 77.

Flight of Helle, a Poem, 565.

Florentine Histories, translated, notice of, 136.

Foreign Relations, Our, 431.

France, Michelet's History of, notice of, 100.

Frederic the Great, (Wm. Darby,) 292.

French Moralists, The, 499—La Bruyere, ib.—Montaigne, 501—Nicole, 503.

G.

German, Translations from the, 256.

Gertrude, by the Author of Amy Herbert, notice of, 435.

Gnomes, the, from the German, 257.

Gods of Old, an Ode, (W. Wallace,) 27.

Greenhow's History of Oregon and California, notice of, 220.

H.

Hall, Bishop, selections from the writings of, notice of, 436.

Headley's Letters from Italy, 100.

Helicon in Hot Weather, (Earlden,) 310—Alfred Wheeler, 311—William B Hirst, 314—W. W. Lord, 315.

Hemans, Mrs., 53.

Heraldry, 624.

Hindoo Doctrine of Immortality, (E. B. Green,) 267.

Hoyt, Rev. Ralph, Chaunt of Life and other Poems, notice of, 217.

Human Rights according to Modern Philosophy, review of H. Hurlburt's Essay, 328Human Rights, review continued, 437.

I.

Italy, Headley's Letters, 100.

Ivory Christ, 12.

J.

Jay, Life and Character of, (William H. Y. Hackett,) 59.

Journal of a Whale Cruiser, Extract from, (J. Ross Brown,) 230.

Judiciary, Reorganization of, 474.

K.

Keats, 49. Kyffhäuser, the, a German Legend, (Mrs. Ellet,) 299.

L.

La Bruyere, 495.

Lake Erie, Commerce of, 189—Changes since the exploration in the north-west, ib.—Vessels upon the Lake in ISIS, 190—Amount of Trade previous to the opening of the Erie Canal, ib.—Number of Vessels, Amount of Merchandise at different periods, up to the year 1844, 191-2—The Ports of Erie, Cleaveland, Sandusky, Milan, Toledo, Detroit, Mackinaw, St. Joseph's^ Racine, Southport, Chicago, 193-4-5—Lumber Trade and Fisheries, 1915—Bufialo, 198.

Lardner, Dr., Lectures on Science and Art, 214.

Legare, Sketch of the Life and Labors of, (Il Secretario), 414.

Lights and Shadows of Scottish Life, the, notice of, 668.

Lord, W. W., Poems of, 315.

Lyell's Tour, review of, 403.

M.

Macaulay, T. B., 51.

Maine, Survey and Resources of, (Rev. Chas. Upham,) 262.

Marshal Macdonald, (J. T. Headley,) 15.

Marshrd Lannes, (J. T. Headley,) 578.

Metaphysics of Bear Hunting, (Chas. Wintertieid,) 171.

Mexico, Will there be War with? 221.

Missionary Memorial, notice of, 663.

Monna, a Poem, (W. Gilmore Simms,) 622.

Montaigne, 501.

Moore, Thomas, 44.

Mrs. Grant's Memoirs of an American Lady, notice of, 668.

My First Speculation, 349.

N.

National Institute, (Hon. J. R. Ingersoll,) 235—Its Organization, 237—Mr. Poinsett, 239—Mr. Duponceau, ib.—Mr. Walker's Address, 244—Smithsonian Bequest, 245.

Nicolè, 503.

No Rest, a Poem, (De Noto,) 657.

O.

Observations on the East, Dr. Durbin, notice of, 668.

Orpheus, a Poem, (J. R. Lowell,) 131.

Our Position, Introductory to 2d Vol., 1.

P

Pan and Laïs, a Poem, (by Cujus,) 471

Paraphrase of Horace, Ode * * *, Book III., (Hermeneutes,) 116.

Plato, the Study of, review of "Plato contra Atheos," (Prof.Tayler Lewis,) 163

Poe's Tales, review of, 306.

Poets and Poetry of England, (E. P Whipple,) 30—Shelly, 33—Walter Scott 37 —Coleridge, 41—Southey, 43—Moore, 44—Thomas Campbell, ib.—Tennyson 45—Proctor, (Barry Cornwall,) 48—Keats, 49—Ebenfizer Elliot, 51—T B Macaulay, ib.—Mrs. Remans, 53—Miss Barrett, ib.—P. G. Bailey, 55.

Political Elements of the Constitution, Historical Notes on its Adoption, 205—Meeting of the Convention, 206—Opinions of different members, ib.

Powers, Genius and Sculptures of, 199

Prayer, the. Sonnet, (Laurens,) 1,53.

Proctor, (Barry Cornwall,) 48.

Progress and Disorganization, (II Secretario,) 90,

Promissi Sposi, Manzoni, notice of, 6G7

Prussia, (William Darby,) 625.

R.

Reid's Dictionary of the English Language notice of, 433.

Rejected Treasure, from the Swedish of Nicander, 459.

Reorganization of the Judiciary.—The Convention, 474—The Judiciary, ib.—Errors in the Organization of the Common Law Judiciary of the State, 47-5- Theory of Reform, 477—Rights and Duties of the Judiciary, 479—Organic Principles of a Judiciary, ib.—Universality of Jurisdiction, 480- Intercommunity of Jurisdiction, 481- Judiciary Elective, 482—Perpetuity of Oflkial Tenure, ib—Amotion of the Judges, 484—Judicial Unity, lb.—Plurality of Judges, 485—Elisibility, 486—Gradual Promotion, ib—Prohibition of Fees, &c., 487—One General Appellate Court, ib.—Final Decisions, ib.—System of Subordinate Appeal, lb.—Present Division of the Law Judicature of the State of New York, 489- Report of the Committee of Judiciary Reform, in 1837, 490—Plan of Reformation Proposed, 491—Conclusion. 493.

Reproof, the. Sonnet, (Laurens,) 1.53.

Rhine Wine Song, from the German, 250.

River, the, from the Swedish of Tegner, 357.

Romanism, History of, notice of, 435.

S.

Scenery and Resources of Maine, (Rev. Charles Upham,) 262.

Scotch School of Philosophy and Criticism, 386—Adam Smith, 388—Hume, Reed, Kaims, Stewart, 391—Campbell, &c., 394.

Scott, Sir Walter, 43.

Scottish Life, the Lights and Shadows of, notice of, 668.

Sermons of Dr. Blair, notice of, 668.

Shelley, Percy B., 33.

Simms, W Gilmore, Wigwam and Cabin, notice of, 545.

Sketches of Zanzibar, (J. Ross Brown,) 154.

Smith, Adam, 388.

Society and Civilization, (John Qnincy Adams,) 180.

Sonnets, (Laurens,) 133—The Prayer, ib.—The Reproof, ib.

Southey, 43.

Spanish Student, 124—Extracts, 125—Synopsis of, 127—Analysis of, 128 9.

Sparks' American Biography, Vol. XIV., notice of, 544.

Stanzas, to Mary, 305.

Statuary, the, a Poem, (William Wallace,) 287.

Steam Navigation, American Enterprise in, 75.

Style, (J. D. Whelpley,) 258.

T.

Tariff Question, (Horace Greeley,) 111—The Utmost Point contended for by Mr. Calhoun, and the earlier Free Traders, viz: A Uniform ad valorem Duty, ib.—The Vital Question, 112—Precise Principles of a Revenue Tariff, of Protection, and of Free Trade, respectively, and the effects from them, ib.—Outcry against the Tariff in fact the War of those who have not against those who have, 114—Probable War upon the Tariff, ib.

Tariff and Finances, 106.

Taylor's Manual of Ancient and Modern History, notice of, 220.

Tennyson, 45.

Texian Expedition against Meir, notice of, 543.

The Ghostly Funeral, (Robert Oliver,) 69.

The Rhine, Victor Hugo, notice of, 668.

The Tree, a Sonnet, (Laurens,) 188.

The True Death, a Poem, (William Wallace,) 494.

Translations from the German, (George P. Marsh,) 256—Rhine Wine Song, from the German of Claudius, ib.—The Gnomes, from the German of Matthisson, 2.57—The Fairies, 2-58—The River, from the Swedish of Tegner, 357.

Tupper's Poems, notice of, 668.

V.

Vanity of Vanities, (Il Secretario,) 258.

Vathek, notice of, 434.

W.

Warren's Law Studies, notice of, 668.

Western Clearings, notice of, 668.

Wheeler, Alfred, Poems of, 311.

Whewell's Elements of Morality, notice of, 435.

Wiley and Putnam's Library of Choice Reading, notice of, 436—do. 545.

Wolff's Mission to Bokhara, notice of, 665.

Z.

Zanzibar, Sketches of, 230.


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