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The German Empire as Viewed by
a Liberal Frenchman. *
Biography?The Latest Poetry
Chit-Chat About Books.
A well digested book on the German Empire is very
welcome just now, and one of (his character from the
pen of a Frenchman Is something of a surprise. We
have had so much Chauvinism from the French on
tho subject of Germany, her affairs and her govern
ment, that the work by Monsieur J. Cohen, published
iu Fur is by Culiuaiiu Levy, and entitled, "Etudes
sur 1'Empire d'Alleuisgne," brings sonic promise of
a wider spread of common sense relations between
the peoples of these two groat nations of Continental
Europe. M. Cohen has qualified himself for his tal k
hy study, observation and experience, having resided
iu the new Empire, and coming frequently iu contact
with tho leaders of thought anil action therein. He
writes in a plain, forcible style, without spociul orna
inout and but little of tlie washy sentiment which
to the mind of sohcr critic weakens as well us
disfigures so much French writing. Ho is s Jew iu
religion, a previous work of his, entitled "The
Deicides, an Examination of the Life of Jesus
and the Developments of tho Christian Church in
Their Relation to Judaism," having attracted
considerable attention. His present volume, while
partaking throughout of the essay, is lib
erally supplied with salient facts. Founded, there
fore, upon full information, his criticisms ol
events and his definition of tendencies carry
weight with them. They are pervaded by a liberality
of tone and breadth of view which secure thorn from
tho taint of national bias. He divides his work into
three parts?namely, "The Developments of German
Unity," "The Political and Economical Situation"
snd "German Civilization." His opening chapter
Is devoted to a rapid sketch of Germany from tho
truth to the nineteenth 'century. That the author
appreciates tho vast importance of Germany in tho
movement of European civilization may be judged
from the following passuge:?"It is impossible to
deny tlie importance of the part which Ger
many has played in the world. Twieo already she
has transformed it. To-day. for the third tiru<\ she
has brusquely modified its equilibrium. In the filth
century she opened tho Middle Ages; in tho seven
teenth century she founded the modern era. What
will come of her now outorprisol" Germany
was the first to rise troni the confu
sion that followed on tho death of Charlemagne. For
thrcu centuries she was ruled by her emperors, mak
ing the epic age of Gormany. At length tho diadem,
having passed successively from the house of Saxony
to those of Franconia and Hwabia, became fixed in tbe
house Austria, where it remained until lt-Ufi. The
election by the Diot of Charles V. contemporary with
tho outburst of tho Reformation was tho signal for a
war which convulsed Germany and drew into tho
?truggle all the States of Europe. Just as the con
queror of Francis I. seemed about to give to Germany
the old rank it held in the tenth century, bestowing,
besides its dominating place in the Old World, tho
?ocptre of the New, tho hour was Htruck when tho
Holy Empire was to be attacked by tho mosi radical
of revolutions. "Luther," says tho author, "arose
before Churlea V. Tho monk of Wittenberg dared to
combat him who, at the close of his career, would
become the monk of Si. Just. Tho Holy Roman Km.
pire and the Itoman Pontificate entered together upon
their supremo crisis." After three centuries of
struggle we see to-day the fall of tho temporal power
and the foundation of a Protestant Empire.
iwssia mww.
The dnkus of Brandsnbnrg, who founded their
power upon "tho triumph of the now faith and tile
belittling and weakening of Austria," now come
upon the scene. Prussia becomes a kingdom. Under
Frederick the Great and his successors we hco tho
gradual extension of its frontiers. Its national spirit
grows. After the fall of Napoleon I., the treaty of
Vienna, which gave Europe forty years of peace, was
formulated. Austria still held its leadership of tbe
German peoples, butTrussia was tireless in combat
ing the imperial influence. She was gathering her
forces; It needed but a etrong hand to shako Austrian
influence iu Germany, and at length the man caran In
Otto von BisiuarcK. Tho aspirations toward German
unity had lived among tho people?in the schools and
universities and in the song* of tho poets, it re
caived it* first real impulse in the revolutionary out
burst of 1H4.S. but a democratic Germany was an im
possibility then. Its second impulse came from the
side of monarchy in the Anstro-IVussian war, so that
"all was reudy for the explosion of a grand move
ment of revolution and ambition combined." The
occasion was furnished by France, and Count Bis
marck grasped it.
On the succeeding chapters of the first part of the
book it is not necsasary in the limits of this review
to dwell at length relutmg to "the Austro-Prussian
conflict," which excluded Austria l'rom Germany and
founded the German Confederation of the North, and
to "the faults of France, ' which were primarily
that of declaring war on a base or frivolous pretext
and in not concluding a peace at the fall of Sedan.
Economical)-, no doubt the author is right iu his last
deduction, but the lengthened struggle secured
I ranee to tho Ropahilc and inado German unity more
than ever certain.
Gf the virtual ruler of Germany M. CuAeii draws a
portrait flattering iu outline but inuoinpliumutary
lu luuuy of its details. Bismarck ho declares a great
historic figure and a dazzling personality. Whether
we love him or hats hiui wo canuot hinder outwelvcw
from admiring him, The work which lie ha* accom
plished is Immense; that which remains to be accom
plished is no less. But for this powerful inind it sp
psars that tho word "impossible" does not exist. He
l.as two masterly qualiUas?insiglit and foresight.
He knows how to Judge a situation aud appreciate
surely how it csu comport with the possible. Hence
he does not dream an ideal which soon clashes with
the reality. Ho lias in a high degree the taleut of soo
lng st a glance the fault* of his advotsary and of tak
ing advantage of thsm. Having arranged all his
meuiw to the smallest detail he pushes for his object
with an ardor and power that nothing can arrest. He
cares notlitug tor consistency. He has never been au
abstract idealist, but s poaitivo realist. Ho may be
an absolutist in fact, but bo has no absolute system.
He ehsuges opinions siul systems with surprising fa
cijlty. During the first forty years of his career ho
was the iutrepid defender of the supremacy of the
llupsburgs, tho energetic ohsmplou of the monarch)
of divine right snd feudal privileges; implaeablo an
tagonist of tho democracy and obstinate ad
versary of the national aspirations aud po.
HUcal liberties. In 1841) he. who his made
the unity of Germany and placed tho
imperial crown on tbu brow of the successor of Fred
eric the Grout, protested against the unitarian pro
gramme aud denounced as tho fatal present of radi
calism the sceptre offered to the King of l'russin by
the PurlluiiioTit of Frankfort. Those clAngus are
merely tbu groplngs of ambition which is socking
its way or rather its prey. On this subject Bismarck
himself has said:?"It is possible that 1 have changed,
but I bavo(never been ashamud to modify my opiu
ions every tiiuo that circumstances have brought mo
to recognize that tilings eoulil not go as I desired."
He is a < s-nar in arrogauea, a Sphinx in sileuco. Ho
is incorruptinle. Ho has created uud he sustains tbu
Empire, lu his retreat at Varztn plotting, in tho
Reichstag debating, in the Chunoellcrio at Berlin dl
rooting, we see the same bold and haughty spirit car
rying everything before it. But the unification of
Germany lacks much of accoinplishniout. fan bo
overcome all tho obataclus and leave at his death a
Fatherland as secure- ogsinst disorder from within as
It is now against sggrossion from without 1
In a chapter of the highest Interest M. Cohen dis
cusses the Imperial constitution, showing its many
weak points, which the power of the Chancellor alone
can prevent from endangering the strange govern
mental fabric, aud then proceeds to point out the work
ing of tho opposing forces of centralization and partic
ularism. which are respectively the stu-ugth und woak
iicm of an empire bused no re on for -e than on com
bent. Hi* examination of the parties in-the Federal
Council, which represents the rulers of tho twenty
seven coufedurated States, and in the Reichstag,
chosen by universal suffrage, is able. It is demon
strated that the government since the break of Bis
marck with the national liberals has been without a
reliable majority, anil it is argued tliat until the Chan
cellor returns to them it will so remain. But at pres
ent the outlook is the other way. The chapters de
voted to the religious struggle (KuUkrkamp/); to the
relations of (ieruiany to Europe; to the present poli
i ical und economical crises; to Alsace and Eorruiuc, are
marked like iho rest of the work by knowledge and
ability, and if somo of the remedies he suggests are
not easily realisable they nave at least the merit of
good sense and good faith. To case the relations of
Church und State; to pursue a foreign poliey of
peace; to make concessions to the liberals and erect
u responsible Cabinet; to make Germany prosperous
by abolishing or decreasing its huge army and con
cluding a commercial treaty with France, like that of
Franco with England; to regain the love of France
by restoring to her Lorraine ami neutralizing Alsace?
these :ire the things desirable, perhaps, but what
mountains of prejudice, pride and even pressing ex
pediency stand in the way!
The chapter devoted to German socialism is, per
haps, that which will be most closely examined by
the general reader. The -four attempts at regicide,
two of them on tho aged Uerman Emperor, by per
sons imbued with socialistic ideas have directed at
tention to socialism more keenly than the 600.U00 votes
polled for its candidates in is77, votes which in tho
recent election reached nearly to 1,000,000. Its progress
has been extraordinary. What dops this socialism
meuu '! Beginning In a movement directed against
the Manchester school of economists and their idea
that "the removal of restraints would result in a
simple system of natural liberty establishing itself,"
it has rapidly passed through several phases and at
length stands demanding the re-establishment of
society on the basis that the labor which furnishes
all should enjoy all. It scoffs at plans for ameliorat
ing the condition of the toiler while the present rela
tions of cui>ital und labor exist. Tlic bmall economies,
the savings which provide for the rainy day or on
which fortunes may be founded are, it declares, ini
quitous self-privutions in the present. The laws have
considered man simply us a productive force and not
as a moral being. "Property is robbery," said Proud
hou: "Capital is spoliation," says Karl Marx, the
socialist leader of to-<lay. Tho economy of the
present has decided that the toiler shall gain no more
than his daily bread, while the capitalist gains nine
ton t J is of the prolit of his labors. "The iroa law of
wages" is what must be abolished. So said Lasallc,
the founder of tho movement. Socialism enters
politics "to conquer political power that labor
may break the yoke of the capitalists;" it extends its
sympathies beyond the frontiers, because "the in
tercut i>l tho workingraon is everywhere the same and
dominates tho questions of nationality." Curious
fact, there uro no foreigners among tho German so
cialists: there are Germans in every socialistic 'camp
outside the Fatherland. German socialism demands,
to begin with, the creation of producing associations
for industry and agriculture, which should be on
such a vast scale that the general organization of labor
(by the State) might grow out of them. Everything
of production is to bo finally managed by the State,
accompanied by a comhtion of things regarding indi
viduals which is to secure them the fullest liberty of
thought, speech and movement under the restrictions
of obligatory education and compulsory labor. M.
Cohen does not believe that repressive laws will stitle
this wild, subversive movement, but that good laws
might disarm it by satisfying all but the ingrained
revolutionists. On the other hand, he does not think
that it is likely soon to seek to vindicate its preten
sions by a general armed revolt. Its forces aro too
scattered and the government is too strong. Moan
while it goes on growing in the (lark as it did in the
light, "nursing its wrath," and waiting. The portion
of the work ably analyzing German civilisation we
have no space at present to examine. A translation
of M. Cohen's work would find many readers la
Professor Moses Coit Tyler has published, through
G. 1*. Putnam's Sous, the first two volumes of what
we havo reason to believe will prove an exhaustive
"History of American Literature." The volumes be
fore us cover a period extending from 1(107 to 1766.
In them Professor Tyler has not undertaken to give
uji indiscriminate dictionary of all Americana who
over wroto anything or a complete bibliographical
account of all American books that were over written.
It is our literary history only that he has undertaken
to give. To accomplish this task he has spared no
pains, and we are assured that he has endeavored to
examine the entire mass of American writings during
the colonial time, so far as they now exist in the pub
lie and private libraries of this country, and he says,
"In the exercise of a most anxious judgment and a
desire for completeness that has not grown weary
even under physical fatigue, I have tried iu these vol
umes to make an appropriate mention of every one
of our early authors whose writings, whether many
or few, have any appreciable literary merit
or throw any helpful light upon tho evolu
tion of thought and of stylo in Amer
1. a daring thosu flourishing aud indispensable
days." Tho extracts from these early authors are
copious and bring together, in two convenient vol
umes, matter that one would have to search the ar
chives of many tttote* to find.
To that yodoutable soldier, sailor, diplomatist, cour.
tier an I adventurer, Captain John Smith, belongs the
honor of having been the writer of the first hook in
American literature. The first of his book*, "A True
llclation of Virginia," gives a simple and pft-turesquo
account of the stirring events, the most of which
ho was the central figure. The first edition of this
volume was published in London in lfittt. It is
worthy of remark that almost tho earliest note of
American liuratnre is a note of uusubtuisivenes*.
Though tlia Virgiuians were of the name stock
and speech n* the founders of New England, in
ideas they were very different. The founders of
Virginia settled in detached ??stablikhments; they
brought with them tho memory of the Kngliah lord
seated proudly in bis own castle. 1 ho founders of
Now Knpland settled in groups of families, forming
village s and cities from which it resulted that among
them there was a constant play of mind npon mind.
Now wc come to ltteraturo in New England, a fruit
ful subject, to which the buik of the present volumes
is devoted. Tho proportiou of learned men in
New England in those early days was <xtraordinai jr.
Professor Tyler thinks it probable that between Iho
years MM and IttflO there were in New England as
many graduates of Cambridge and Oxford as could be
found iu any population of pimiiar sim in the mother
country. Aiuoug the clergy there were John Cotton,
John Davenport, Richard Mather, Eliot, Norton,
Hooker, Roger Williams, Si one, Uulkley, Nathaniel
Waixl, Thomas' Shcphard, Punster and Chauncj,
while the laity boasted Wiuthrop, Thomas Dudley, Bl
nion Ileadsi real. William Drowsier, William Bradford,
pyuehun, Daniel Gookin and John llayoa. By tho
year 1640 every colony in New England except ltliode
Island had made pnblto instruction compulsory. In
many ways. Professor Tyler says, their literary de
velopment was stuuted and atUTrmxl by the narrow
ness of Puritaniam. Within their aouls at that time
"the swthetlc sehao was crushed down aud almost
trampled out by tho fell tyranny of their creed."
William Bradford, the pioneer of tbn New England
historical writers, is highly praised by Professor
Tyler, who places bis "History of Plymouth Planta
tion" at the head of American historical literature.
"A delightful group of writings belonging to our
earliest ago," says Professor Tyler, "is made up of
thoao which ph-servo for us, in the vory words of the
men themselves, tho curiosity, the awo, tho bewilder
meut, the fresh delight, with which the American
fathers came faoo'to face for the first tnno with tho
various forms of nature and of lifo in the New
World." The first of those books consists of a journal
kept by two renowned passengers upon the May
flower?William llradforjl und Edward Winnie w? from
the month of November, KM), tho day on which
they caught their first glimpse of American laud,
until tho returu to England of tho good ship
fortune, more than thirteen months afterward.
In the chapter on theological and religious writer*
the supremacy of tho clergy In Now England is
dwelt upon and tho wonderful influence of John
Cotton. Chapter 9 is devoted to miscellaneous prose
writers and chapter 10 to the verse writers. Of tliese
latter Auuc Bradstreet was the first who wrote poetry
as a profession. Ami I all the lamentable rubbish she
wrote Professor Tyler finds "mirk an ingot of genuine
poetry as proves to have had, indeed, the poetic en
Ibe soeoud volume of this work deals with the
second colonial period?from 1070 to 1703. In a con
tinuation of the chapter on verse writing Professor
Tylor shows the strong influence in America of con
temporary English poets. lie devotes a large purt of
the chapter to "Pictas et (irutulatio," a sycophantic
volume addressed to George III. The hook contains
thirty-one pieces of poetry in Greek, Latin and Eng
lish, and is valuable as representing the most ad
vanced stage of classical and literary culture reached
in America in tho colonial time. The date of this
book is 1781. There is no more interesting chapter in
Professor Tyler's book than that which deals with
the Mathers?the "Dynasty of the Mathers," he calls
It. The intellectual distinction of this family is
recorded in an old epitaph composed for tho founder
of tho illustrious tribe: ?
I'u ler this stone lies iiicliard Mather,
Who hud u sou greater than Ids father.
And eke a grandson greater than-either.
Professor Tyler says tint "the true place of Cotton
Mather In our literary history is indicated when wo
say that he was in prose writing exactly what Nicho
las Xoyos was in poetry?the last, the most vigorous, |
and, therefore, the most disagreeable representative
of the fantastic school in literatnro.'' History and I
biography and tho pulpit in literature form the
topics of the concluding chapters on Now England.
In tho latter tho author pronounces Jonathan Ed
wards "ihe most original and acute thinker yet pro
duced ip America."
Literature Iu tiie middle colonies?New York and
New Jersuy?occupies little space in this work. "Wo
shall greatly err," says this writer, "if we imagine
that during the larger part of the colonial time New
York was much more than u prosperous and drowsy
Dutch villag Daniel Dcntou, the son of u Connec
ticut minister, was tho first to write a book iu New
York, which was published in London in 107U. "A
Brief Description of New York" it was called, and wo
have no reason to believe that it was anything very
remarkable. Professor Tylor seems to think that
Pennsylvania runka alter Now England in
intellectual position. He credits William Penn with
tho development of a literary spirit in Philadelphia,
and pays deserved compliments to the intellectual
attainments of James Logan, ftm larger part of whose
writings still remain imprinted. but enough of which
arc given to tho world to establish his high reputa
tion as a scholar. Benjamin Franklin's splendid
career is pointed out aud his autobiography pro
nounced tho "most famous production iu American
literature." The next volume of this valuable
work will be devoted to tho Kevolutionary period,
which is a prolific one. Tho date of its publication
is not announced, for the reason that Professor Tyler
will not bind himself to a specified time.
So much bus been written by Mrs. Jameson that
one turns with interest to something written about
her. This volume of memoirs (Roberts Brothers),
prepared by her niece, Mrs. Ucraldino Mocpheraon,
gives us an authentic account of Mrs. Jameson's life,
and is in a measure intended to explain licr uuhuppy,
or, rather, unfortunate, marriage relations. The
marriage was a mistake, but why we have not
clearly learned from these memoirs. Mrs. Jame
son appears to us rufher cold, and not willing
to make any concessions to her husband.
Jameson was. no doubt, an eccentric fellow, though
he appears to have been kind. True, she followed
him to Canada, as a dutiful wilo should, aud true be
did not male* her visit agreeable enough fur her to
stay there.
Mrs. Jameson's father was an Irish miniature
painter by tho naine of Murphy, aud he enjoyed the
friendship ami patronage of several royal as well as
titled personages. At an oarly ago Anna showed a
tasto tor literary composition, hut it was not until after
her marriage that she published her flrst book. A
friend of her husband, who was part bookseller, part
publisher, had read the diary of ber travels on tho
Continent anl offered to print it in book form. She
laughingly consented, and told him that if tliere were
any profits in the volume she would expect the pres
ent of a Spanish guitar from him. It is a mutter of
history that she received the guitar.
After leaving her husband Mrs. Jameson spent a
great deal of time at Weimar (where she was very in
timate in Goethe's family), from whence she writes on
January 11, 183<t, giving a vivid account of her intro
duction to Alexander Humboldt. Bhe found him very
talkative, much us Bismarck describes him to ltuache,
only to the woman the flow yf talk was a deep pleas
ure, while to the busy statesman it was an* Inter
minable bor.i. She returned to London to her
father's sick bedside after publishing "Charac
teristirs of (Kkakespearo's) Women." Bho was very
much lmnired in London and gave enter
tainments that were attended by "Harriet Mar.
tineau. Mrs. Opie and Mrs. Austen, Hay
ward, the famous German scholar; Biggs. R. A?
and Kastlake, IE A., two of our best painters."
About this time her husband, who was holding an
official position in Canada, thought that he would like
to sec his wife. Bbo wrote that she would not come
unless ho commanded. So he commanded, and she
sailed for Canada In September, l?fi. In New York
sbo was received With enthusiasm, but not by her
husband or any of his friends. Bhe dined with the
widow of Do Witt Clinton, who, she say *, is "ijuite a
character aud amused me exceedingly. Bhe gave me
a wampum bag which had been a present to hur
from an In lian chief." In the way of presents
her table was strewn with "presentation ropies,
poems and the Lord kuows what." Sho had
a long visit from Washington Irving, "who has a
benevolent aud agrecablo countenance and' talks wi 11."
That she w.ie not happy in Canada is easily seen from
the tone of lire letters home. Sho returned to Kggland
in time to witness the coronation of Ihe young Qveen
Victoria, who. she says, "wont through her part beau
tifully, aud wkuu she returned, looking pale aud
tremulous, crowned and holding her sceptre iu a
manner and atttiudc which said, 'I have it, and none
shall wrest it from mot' even Carlyle, who
was standing near me, tillered with emo
tion a blessing on her head, and ha, yon
know, thinks kings and queens rather superfluous."
Once in Loudon she tell into the oil life again, and
was surrounded by Mrs. Austen, old Samuel Rogers,
"whose critical taste was at onco tho most exquisite
and the least cxeluslve she ha 1 ever known:" Mrs.
Browning, of whoso honnymoon in Idas sho waa tho
companion; -Miss Msrtiunuu, "fat aud {sirtiy aud
handsome, or less plain than she had ever wi u her:"
MariaKdgoworth, "full of life ami vivacity" at eighty
ono; "that excellent" Joanna lUillic, and many other
familiar personages In tho world of letters. L*1y
Byron was at ono time one of her intimates, but that
singular wornui picked a quarrel upon some foolish
matter and their friendship came to an end. Mrs.
Jameson died soon after, aud among tho lust things
she said w an that Lady Byron hud "broken hur heart."
However she may have felt toward her husband, she
was certainly kind to her family, the mriht of whom
were content to live upon her rather scanty earnings.
This volume ot memoirs, which is very interesting
in itself, is mndu doubly so, as it is, in a measure, a
monument to two notable women?Mrs. Jam-won. its
subject, and Mrs. M.v phcrsoti, ita compiler, the hitler
having died before her work wan finished. The com
pletion of tlis book is by Mrs. Olypliant. w ho pays a
beautiful tribute to Mrs. Mocplierson in her prefaec.
We will not attempt now to Ax Mrs. Jameson's place
iu literature. Her work, as Miss Martiuoau rather
ungraciously said, was mostly mechanical, it in
doubtful if her opinious on art matters flnd much
weight to-day; It w.is more the personality of tho
woman than any great critloal powers that gave her
A book about which a great deal hss Ixvti said and
moro expected is "A Masque of Boots," published in
Roberts Brothers' No Nauio scries. Wo havo been
given to understand that the most fatuous of living
English and American poets wercr to contribute
anonymously to this volume. If tbuy have their dis
guise has born complete. We have failed to detect
the in use of 'lennys-m. Browning, Longfellow,
l.owoll or Emersou. Again, we do not liko the idea
of the book, for we miss the pleasure of a quiet
perusal of the poems Iu our efforts to guess their
author. It is almost Impossible to read any or
them for their own sake, for our mind Is continually
on the rack to trace similarities or fathom tho stylo.
The poem "Love's Day" might be Swinburne or an
imitation uf that pout:?
Oh, thut my heart wore the breezes thut sigh for you
Over tin palssiouute Hover* that din for you.
Beating iiytoiuwt your window at uij^lit?
Oil, lik'1 a ilaixio I would quiver and By for you?
has a good dual of tlio Swinburuiuu sw?ng, hut it
may bo by liia admirer Browu, Jones or Robinson.
The poem "Provouqal Lovers" shows an oxperieneed
hand and ia exceedingly pretty. The next page con
tains a sonnet, "My Rudy 's Voice," which roads like
an imitation of ltossctti. "Husband and Wife" is
probably the work of Jean Ingelow> the closing
stanzas arc quite in her style:?
Oh, let mi' kiss my baity once,
Ouce before ( die;
And bring it sometimes to my grave
To teach it whero I lie.
And tell my husband w hen he comes
Kate home from sea.
To love the baby that I leave
If ever lie loved me;
And tell him, not for might or right
Or for sworn marriage vow,
But for the helpless baby's sake,
1 would have kissed him now.
The poem on Appledore might be by Celia Thaxtcr,
only we do sot believe she would write
Flashes fair forms of foani that falling throw
Their ardent arms round rocky Appledoro.
"Amy Margaret" suggests T. 1J. Aldrich at bia worst.
'Eumenides" migut be by a pupil of Emerson, but
not by that pool himself. If Dr. Holmes wrote the
" Old Beau" he has simply imitated his "Last Leaf."
"rttiy Vernon," the novelette in verse which occupies
nearly half of the hook, is evidently the work of J. T.
Trowbridge. There is the same good ooimnon sense
and lack of imagination in this that we lind in his
other works.
As a literary curiosity "A Masque of roots" has its
value, but we have a private opinion that, writiug
anonymously, the contributing poets have not done
their best. On the contrary?but we do not wish to
be severe.
"Prince Deukalion," a lyrical drama by Bayard Tay
lor (Houghton, Osgood & Co., Boston), is one.of the
most aiulrHious works of our erudite Minister to Ger
many. The author furnishes a clew to what would
be otherwise a labyrinthine work, at least us far as
the full development of his conception to the under
standing of many. "The central design is to pieturo
forth the struggle of man to reach the highest, justest,
happiest, hence most perfect condition of human life
on this planet. The end of all tilings being pre
figured in theic beginnings, the attainment ol' such
condition belongs to mun's original destiny. But
knowledge, religion, political organization, art and
the manifold assumptions of the aniuial nature, by
turns promote or delay the forward movement, make
season after season of promiao deceitful, and cease not
continually to assail the faith of humanity in much
that it possibly may, and rightfully should, possess.
Such a struggle, prolonged through a period of more
than two thousand yearly the author hath endeavored
hcreiu to present, using the device of making per
sonages stand for powers and principles, yet without
losing that distinctness of visage and thoso quick
changes of blood w liich keep them near to the general
heart of man." For this end Eos, the goddess of tho
dawn, Earth, Kros, Prometheus and other representor
tive powers which influence man's career upon
earth arc introduced. The passing away of
the mythological faith before the dawu of
Christianity is set forth in the first act of the drama.
Tho voice of the unthinking multitude is heard from
tho lips of a shepherd, and the delightful art and
poetry of tho classic era find beauteous interpreters
in the nymphs. Prince Deukalion and Pyrrha rep
resent in thefeonrse of tho drama the ideals of pos
sible manhood and possible womanhood. The oe
eljsiastleal system of tho Middle Ages is represented
in the second act in tho person nf Medusa. In act
III. the develox>mcnt of the ideas and thoughts of
the nineteenth century is portrayed, and in tho last
act tho veil of the future is slightly liftod to show a
passing glimpse of man in possession of that con
dition of life tho attainment of which belongs to his
original destiny. Tho poem, based upon such broad
principles, ia noble and dignified in all its details,
savo where the voices of the nymphs, the muses, tho
elements and other poetical spirits permit the author
to depart somewhat from the, severe grandeur
of the subject and drop into a tender and romantic
vein. Tho plaint of the nymphs ia particularly
beautiful and may be compared to some of the pus
sages in "Man/rod." Them are, indeed, in every
part of tho work passages of rare loveliness never
Is-fore equalled in the many inspired poems of the
prolific author.
"The Myabtry of Roaring Meg" in tho title of Mr.
Farjc-on's Christmas story. The name suggests Bret
The AtAemrum gives Mrs. Francis Ann Kemble'S
"Records of a Girlhood" a very pleasant notice.
Mrs. Louise Chandler Moultou is the Ann riran cor-'
respondent of the .ItAtiurum. a position filled with
grace by Miss Kate Field previous to her residence in
Mag land.
Cdwin Waugh's complete worka are to be published
in London by Christmas.
Anew volume by Kit-hard Wstsou Uildor, entitled
"Tho Poet and His Master and Other Poems," is an
nounced by Charles Scribnt r's Sons for the esrly part
of December. Tho same firm have In press a novelette
by cliarlee de Kay.
"Flowers of the Sky" is tho title of Professor Proc
tor's forthcoming book.
The first volume of Talboys Wheeler's "History of
India" has been translated into the French.
Mrs. Mortimer Collins has in press a near edition of
her husband's "The British Birds."
Mrno. Mobt announces a reprint ef her lata hus
band's yearly reports on Oriental literature in ona
"HJorn and Bera" is tho title of a new poem by
B. Montgoiuerin Itanking.
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appendix. H.v Saataai C. Cphuui Forty five tUaatratioug
Philadelphia, published by the author
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John 11. bristol bus on an ht?I, about half finished,
a "Vie# 011 Luko Paradox," in the Southern Adiron
dack*. In the inut ile distuuce two hcud!aud.s jut out
iuto the lake, leaving hut a narrow atrip of watur be
tween. A broad streak of light strikes on the smooth
waters of the lake at this point, ami behind rise grand
mountain forms. On another canvas is a goldcu,
early morning ? tl'uet in uutuniu, on Lake (Jcorge, the
view being ti'oui Maltouian Xalaud, looking toward
ISIaek Mountain. He lias also started a scene on Lake
A. T\ llriehcr is finishing up on a large canvas a
view of "White Head, in Portland Harbor, on a Sum
mer At teruoon." '1 he cold gray granite cliffs, covered
here and there with yellow lichens, which form the
"H^td," are excellently rendered; on the quiet sea,
with the surf rolling gently in, are a few sail and a
steamer in tin distant haau; near the shorn a fishing
boat, with u party of ladies and gentlemen, forma a
ueat bit of color aud givca a good resting spot lor the
eye, and on the beai h arc throo young ladies. Mr.
Hricber is painting for the Artists' Fund "A Windy
Day on Pushing'* Island, Portland Ilarbor." A low
cliff liuo iu tho middle distance, a bold jut of rock In
the foreground, a strong surf rolling in, a luminous
cloudy sky and a few fishing boats off shore make up
the picture. For th ? Oraunis l'und the artist has
under way sonic fishing hosts stranded on tho shore
under an admirably clouded sky.
Walter Satterlee lias finished a couple of careful
and pleasing genre pictures, in water colors. They
are nil led "Such a PilUcuit Passage" and "Solitaire,"
tho latter being especially good and having an excel
lent motive, in the first a girl is playiug on a harp
sichord, while a young fellow accompanies her on a
flute. The passage must bo difficult indeed, for In
their anxiety to see the musio their heads have come
into dangerous proximity. The artist has been happy
in his choice of accessories, for the old tapestry on
i tho wall is picture.sqili and the harpsichord end a round
j table on which a vase of flowers stauids aie good ma
terial. In the second work, "Solitaire," wc sec an
old bachelor, in tho costume of some eighty years
ago. seated in his chamber, whoso walls wo hung
w ith sporting prints, deeply interested iu the game.
His position, with his legs crossed under tho table
as ho bends over the play, is good and the face is well
rendered. On the table iu front of him are some wino
and a pipe, the smoke from which curls up to tlio
ceiling. This work does the artist much credit, tho
little story being admirably told.
11. W. bobbins is again in his studio, and has
brought hack with him from the Adirondack* a num
ber of careful studies. He is finishing up for tho
Artists' Fuud a painting already spoken of, and lias
started anew picture from one of his studie i on tho
Ausable Hirer. Among bis summer's studies wc u<>lo
one taken from the centre of Keeue Valley ?a morn
' iug effect, and a flue afternoon study, looking west
across the valley from rising ground. This latter is
very picturesque and would work up well. A row of
lofty elms stretches across the middle foreground,
and the trees stand up dark, with their outlines
sharply defined against the purple hues of the moun
tains which close tho vtew across the valley, and
agaiust the greens of the woods below in the latter,
lit np here and there by the sun.
Kobert C. Minor is at work on an upright canvas,
which seems likely to turn out exceedingly well.
The subject Is an autumn scene in Wyndliam
county, Conn, between large oaks, which rear
themselves in the foreground, is seen a little lake,
closed in opposite us by low wooded dill's, which
give passage to a small stream flowing into it. be
hind rise hills, and above is a lightly clouded sky.
The motive i?-a very picturesque one. A couple of
little panels, "Morning" aud "Evening." both lake
scenes, which sre iu the studio, are worthy of note.
In J. C. JBoekwith's stu'lio wo lately liad tho
pleasure of viewing an interesting collection of draw
ings and oil studies made from the life by that artist
during his five years' residence in Paris. He has on
an easel a pleasing little portrait in water colors, anil
Intends shortly to commcnoe a half length life size
figure of au Eastern girl.
l,con Purand is painting a pleasing plaque, a
woodland scene, with a male and l'etualo figure. He
will scud to the Brooklyn exhibition a "Sketch ou
Mtaton Island"?a little landscape, with two children
in the foreground gathering grasses.
James M. Hurt is at work on an upright canvas,
with some cattle by trees ou a riverside. A large elm,
under whoso shade they are. is well contrasted w ith
a graceful white birch behind :t. Some ducks are in
the water by tho shore.
Constant Muyer has just started "Prayer"?a young
girl kneeling at her devotions. He intends, shortly,
to paint a largo canvas to bo culled "Adversity," aud
representing a couple of young girls o! gunlL birth
soliciting iu the street by their mute appeal the char
ity of passers.
Nelson it. Hickfnrd has in his studio some neat fe
male heads, panned abroad. We also had the pleas
ure of seeing there some strong studies from the
nude, by H. L. Daunt, ol' Paris, the risiug young
French artist whose fctuaio head attracted so much
atteuthiuat the last Academy Exhibition.
Arthur (Juartloy has about finished a breezy little
pietutc of "Castle ltock, Marblehuad." There uro
some boldly puhiti-d cliffs, a storm Hky drawing oft,
and rolling surf. It is solidly painted and iu good
tone. Another canvas, just started, is a scene on a
beach at low tide, with a sloop high and dry and
some fishurs by it laying out their nets.
The thirty-seventh reception and opening of the
fell exhibition of p.eturrs of the Brooklyn Art Allo
cution will take place ou Monday evening, Decern)* r
X iu the Academy of Muaiu aud Art Association
Buildings. The exhibition will be open to the public
ou the following morning ami remain open for two
weeks. A new feature is that the water colors, black
and white drawings and etchings will be given
space in one of the large galleries inftcad of being
bung in the small rooui, which has usually boon
their fate.
The Water Color Society held their first meeting
under the n?w president, Mr. Wood, etrly in the past
week. H. W. Bobbins resigned his position as treas
urer and his plat e will be tilled by George H. Hmillic.
Every effort is being made to secure a good exhibition
this season, aud the illustrated catalogue won such a
good feature at the last one that a similar one will be
published this year. Tlir Hanging Committee elected
i-on"iaU of Walter Satferlec, C. 8. Uetnhart and llcnry
The private view of the nineteenth annual exhibi
tion of the Artists'Fund Society Will take place on
Tuesday evening, tin ilst Of January. The exhibit
will probably be mado as last year at the Kurtz Gal
lery. The sale will take place on the evenings of the
^sth and TJth of tiia. mouth. Ouo evening's sale only
bus usually Ikvu held, but as carh member lias been
requested to send two contributions there will i? two
evenings' Htlc this time. There are now sixty mem
bers of the aoeh-ty.
The tilth hwtureof Uie [man Exhibition course will
be given on Tuesday evening n' A?s<R'(atinn Mall. Tim
leci'urer will be General ill Ccmola, and lua subject
??Ancient Art in Cyprus."
Tho fourth and lust iorture of Ueheral di Cesnola's
course on "Cyprus, Its Ancient Art and History,"
will Ito delive red at Chb'kcring Hall on Wednesday
WUllam M. Hunt's allegorical nut rat printings in
the new Capitol at Albany, which be is now at work
oil, are entitled ?'The Flight of bight" and "Tlui
D s 'ovuier" (Col ambus).
VVUliam U. HiUteru, of Boston, is paiutiug ub a
large canvas a view of one of the Ilaugtiuy lakes.
Krnest Longfellow will continue liin sketching in
Greece and on the Nile during the wiuter, and return
heme iu the spring.
The iaian Exhibition of tho Chicago Society of
Decorative Art opened on the gist in>.t. It wiU remain
Open for one month.
l.eonard Volk, the sculptor, has finished tho clay
model of his s.atue, ? Illinois," oMof the lour to bo
placed *1 the base of the Douglas monument.
Gorome is to paint the scene of the burning of
Shelley's corpse on the coast, near Viarcggio.
A monumental stone, with au inscription,dedicated
by Iterates, a 1'aluijivine, to his wife, llrgina Liberia,
has Ireen found at South Klit Ida.
It ia aiiuoiilieed tiiat bir John Ntoel, the Scottish
sculptor, is to execute a statue of Itota-rt Burus,
which Is to come to America to adorn a public park,
A monument to the memory of (iustav Nieritz, tho
popular writer for tlic youth oi Gcruiany, has lately |
Men unxelled in DltesTco.
M. Honsaaloit, naiMfftf tlie photographic estab- [
llehuietit of Coupll et C'ie, at Asntaree, has baen dec
orated with the Legion of Honor.
The city of York is to have a F ine .Art utui Indus- |
trial Exhibit ion. It w ill open on M.ij 1 and close on i
October HU
A statue to Babelaii will bo eri vied at Tours.
Gii the arrival of the King and Queen of Italy at j
Saplc* there will be opened an cxhinitinn of fine arts. i
An Industrial Museum, with schools, in pi I *? founded.
Llesenninvr, the iltndrstor of "F'aust," ts now en
gaged ou a sarins ol pictures from bcliiUer'a "bong of
the Bell."
Th" latest Tarls auction prices, in francs, arn l'.u
gonaDelacroix's "Education of tlie Virgin," tjWU)
Iteaa Honhctir s "Xormandy Prairie." i??.r,tw?; her
"Mentha In tfee Pyrenees," *g>t.fhtt; Diaz's "forest of
F'ontaliibloaii," l.BOO, c.nd Ary Schoffor's "Head of
Christ," two.
Two sculptors of Orleans, MM. Monrcau and Lan
^i'ii, took casts uftei death of the In ml of the lain
hbishop Dupaiiloup. The dlattnguislied I'bapti
took scverdl sketches h< aid him in executing a statue
in mar hie of tin prelate.
Gules* te painting a portrait of John Bright
'J lio ui'Hii important of the Sunday night coucerte
of the present *e uton, thus far, ?'? given at Steinwap
Hall la?t niglit for the benefit of Father Flat-,
terjr'a St. Cecilia's Church. Nine of the prorafbenfc
artists of Mr. Mapleaon's troupe appeared,
in a choice programme, mainly of operatic*
numbers, which was as follows:?Overture.
"Mircille," Gounod, orchestra; air, "Kn va,u
Pharaon" (Joseph), Mebul, Siguor Tocchl; scena, "Alif
mon tils" (I'rophetoj, Mnynrbaer, Mine Lab lac bet
aria, "Se 11 rigor" (La Juive), Halevy, Bignor Foil]
ar.a, "He,re bono," Mozart, Mile. Parodi; romaiua.
"Salve Iiimoruii" (Fauat), Gounod, bignor Cam
nini; morrcsu ii la gavotte, "L'lngenue," Arditi.
orchestra; aria, "Di Provenza" (La Traviatta), Verdi,
Siguor Oalassi; song, "Kathleen Mavourueeu," Mile,
Parotli; solo pianoforte?Fugue in A. Bach, Mile.
Jeanne Donate: air. ''Angels Kver Bright and Fair,'*
Handel, Mine. Hinioo: "Kcho Kong," Erkcrt. Mia**
Minnie Hank : song, "Little Jack '< or the old sailor's,
story), Diehl, Wgnor Foil; trio, "Is Faooio sa In?
cliuio" cmatrimoiiio segivto), Cimarosa. Mile. Paroili,
Mine. Sinieo and Mine, laililache; marvh, "La Heine
d" Haha," Gounod. orchestra.
That auch a programme, iueludiug, as it did, un
exceptional variety of classical and popular numbers,
gave rare pleasure to the audieuec. goes without say
ing, and it may lie readily pi emitted that the efforts of
Miss Hank, Siguor I'aiupauiui and Siguor Galasst
were tho signal Miieecsses of the evening. Miss
Hank, who was somewhat indisposed, came
quite late iu the evening hut her welcome
was all the more cordial, in that her
sacrifice ol' iHireonal eonvcninice ami comtort wm
h urtily recognized. She displayed her facile execu
tion in tlie Kekert song with sit *ti effeev as to com
mand several recalls. The artiste at lust yielded to
the wishes of the audience and s.iug, to her own ac
companiment. u verse of "Kathleen Mavourueeu," a>
sckctiou which made a suppressed sensation, as. un
known to .XIi-h Hank, who came late. Mile. Parodi ha<J
sung the air some time before, as indicated above.
Siguor Catupanini, for his encore gave "I,a donna ?
mobile" with such ueecp^auco tliat he was obliged to
repeat the encore, signor Gxlussi was received with
similar Tavor. The efforts of little Miss Donate, am
interesting child of seven years, merit iport' Ihui: a,
passing mention. Her playing of tho Bach fuguo
showed a truly classic style and a true ai<?
preflation of the work performed. Although,
the little one's pigmy tinMcrs cannot yefc
stretch an octave her execution is reuutrkabiy
brilliant. She, too, had a double encore, and played,
a giguo by Mo/art stid a gavotte by Xcustadt. Signor
Foli's song was us tine an i O'ort as ho has given, re
markable not only tor its stirring spirit, but for tin*
laultloss enunciation, which made every word of the
song clearly intelligible. Signor Arditi's contribu
tion, a deliealo composition after tlie style of Boc
eheriiTi's "Menitet," given by the Thomas orchestra,
was very heartily encored. Tho concert was, alto
gel tier, a brilliant artistic success, and was listened to
by a great uttdience, that must have made it a material
success us well.
The popularity of tho Grand Opera House Sunday
night concerts is id ways attested by large stid appre
ciative audiences, and tlio eub rtainmout last evening
v as not an exception to the rule. Tlie performance
was lieguu with an overture by Gilworo's Band, after
which bignor busini sang "Oh Chi Piunge," front
"Nabuco." His voice has seldom been in hotter con
dition. Professor John Hill play oil one of Thalbcrg'n
piano solos. "Tho Prayer from Moses," and was fol
lowed by Mr. Chr. Fritsch, the hue tenor. Gil
niore's B?nd then rendered "Tho Monastery Bolls'*
and Mile. Do Murrka ended the brut purt of the pro
gramme with a superb aria from "Kohcrfe
le Diablc." In part second she sang Ar
tot's variations for voice and violin, tho
obiigato being performed by Professor
Hill with a piano accompaniment by Mr. Charlea
Pratt. Subsequently she sung a duet from "Don
Fasquale" with Signor Susiui. In each of those per
form nneos she was deservedly applauded and encored.
The rest of the programme consisted ol the followiug
selections;?Duo, "Belisario," Mr. Charles Fritsch
and Siguor Susini; overture, "ltols-spicrre" (intro
ducing the Marseilles Hymn), Uiltnore's baud; gruml
selections, "U Proti tu," Gilmoro'a band; march,
'Krolls Garden," Gilntorc's bund.
Tlie third of Mr. Hudolph Aronson's popular com
certs took place last night. Tho prograinnio,
mainly of light music, including two ilanco num
bers by Strauss, comprised eleven pieces, open
ing " with tho "Lafayette March," by Aroii
sou, composed for the Paris Exposition of
187S. In the way of cornet soloists th.-re were two
itlchruixid'H in the field?Mr. Arbttckle, the "prince,"
as 'he wus called en the bills, and Mr.
Bent, the "favorite," so-called. The latter, being the
favorite, played a fautasie, by Hartmiuiu. "I'avorita."
Hail biw bent been in some other direction his meas
ure of artistic success might have Is-eu greater, but
he was encored. A cornet solo usually is encored.
Mr. Arbuckle played "Silver Threads" with his well
known delicacy and finish and the "Sweet By and
By" for the encore. Miss Matilda Scott sang Sulli
van's "Lot Me Dream Again," and was permitted to
do so in the emphatic encore that followed. Tha
grand orchestra of fifty did som- good work in tha
jxtZ/xmrri from 'Carmen." which was redeuianitcd.
There was a good and appreciative audience present.
Mile. Lit* hue appeared with success iu Chicago to
a crowded house an Lucia.
The Oarri brother- will repeat their musical soireM
at Mtcinway Hall during the winter.
ncmenyi a hievcd such a triumph in Boston thai
ho is going there again December -0.
Miss Genevieve Ward appear* at the Academy of
Music, Philadelphia, this evening, in "Henry VIII."
"The Vigilantes" is the title of Hartley Campbell's
play which is to be produced this evening at Xiblo's.
Coup's Kiiuescnrricnliim has taken up its quarters
in Philadelphia for the winter. It is well patronised.
The Williamsons make their appearance at th?
Grand Opera House to-night in a new play, entitled
Mr. John McCnllcngh plays King Lear at the
Brooklyn Park Theatre to-night, and Virginius to
morrow night.
At the Arch Street Theatre, Philadelphia, this
week, Mr. Milton Nobles appears in "The Phoenix,"
supported by his new company.
Miss Helmu Berg delivers her lor turn on "Finland
and Hints to Touriots" at the Youug Women's Chris*
tian Association Hall, to-ni >rrow afternoon.
"Our Club" is to be brought ont at tho Chestnut
sue >t Theatre, Philadelphia, ?n Monday night, by
the excellent stock company oI that establishment.
It is r< ported that a new hall and garilen for popu
lar concerts is to be erected in a central locality in
New York, the music to be under the coutrol of Mr.
Budotph Aroneofe.
The performance of "Carni: a" at iiartfonl will take
place at an early date, but not to-morrow night, as
nunouncetL "Luela" will be given at Brook)} n, !>??
ccmbcr 12, with Ocrst.-r, Gsuipnnlni and GaBtasi.
The system "f supplying opera tickets at tho Dis
trict Telegraph offices Is now In full working order.
Auy measure like this, that t. ads to check the extor
tions of speculators, will be w? loomed by the public.
Mr. Dion Boueioaull, aft> r bis purformun ?* in this
city, will make a spring tour, under tho management
o:' Mr. W. B. Doit eh, visttfng Boston, I'hiis lolph. i.
Washington. tlio principal Wt stern cities, an I prob
ably Mail Francisco.
Booth's theatre will lie reopened this evening oa
the popular price principle, whan the near play,
"That base o' Lowrie'a," will be pru-euU-L It is
saiil to be full of thrilling effects. Tho cast comprises
Miss Marie Gordon, Mr. J. 11. Booth, Mr. William
Da. iilge and other excellent bettors.
Mcssr*. Bobson and Crane appear at the Park Thea
tre for the first time to-night in Ihe "Comedy of
Krrnrs." with a new an l strong company. Great
preparations have boon made to prosont the play in n
novel and unique manner, and Mr. Charles Webb,
whoso name is well known iu connection with its
KngLiah production, has been specially brought from
London to superintend its mounting on the stags
At the Broad Street Theatre, Philadelphia, this
Week Mr, Bon Hacaulay makes his ffrst appearance
In the Lust with a comedy entitled "A Messenger
from Jarvls Hts tlon," in which Mr. Macaulay play a
t'nolo Daii'l. an iccentrtc hnm< sptin character of thn
Joshtie Whiteomh order. Mr. Macanlsy's Interpreta
tion has been very highly praised. Messrs. Ford %
Zimmerman, tho successful umnagere of the now
theatrn, will produce the play With a good company
and a careful and conscientious stage sotting.
L'Arrongc'a new comedy, "Doctor Klaus," haa
proved a genuine success at the Ocrtuama Theatre,
tilling the house ovcry night since It was first pat
Upon the stage, which was on tho l:Jth inst. Man
ager XouendorfT has Aecid) d to continue the per
formance* of this attraction until further notice, ac
cept that on Tuesday evening the German in Will be
clo-cd. as tho eompany performs "Die Gates
l'reuude" et the Academy of Music for tke benefit of
tho German Hospital. Mr. Conried's Dr. Klaus and
Miss HchiU'e Marianne are rupreeeu lationa which are
worthy of not a little study. .

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