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EXPEDITION TO SOUTH AMERICA -The Times | Weber received but forty louis d'ors for his und rston's that an exp dition, which promises score the os imp rant results b th to sence and commerce, is at this moment fi tig out for the purpose of navigating s me of the most important unexplored rivers in South America. It is to under the command of Lord Ranelagh. Several noblemen and gentlem n have already volunteer ed to accompany his lordship; nd the enterp sing and scientific band, it is said, w I sail as soon as the necessary arrangements shall be completed.

CHARLES BUCK, Esq., the author of " The Beau ties, Harmonies, and Sublimit es of Nature," a work of great m rit and excellent f eling, ublished some twenty-five years ago, and less known than it ought to be, did this week at Isli gion.He lon labored under bad health, and was, we lament to say, one of these who found that literature was a very bad nursing mother, even to th gifted and m st devoted of her children. Misfortune and struggle were his lot.

VITAL STATISTICS OF THE METROPOLIS.The number of deaths registered during the week ending on Saturday, August 22, was 902, of which 422 were those of females. This is above the average of the corresponding weeks during the last five summers by no more than four, whilst it is below the weekly average of deaths for the same number of years by 66. The births during the week were of exactly the same number of each sex, namely, 639, making an increase in the population of 1278.

THE DAUPHIN OF FRANCE.-The Count de Paris yesterday entered on his ninth year. According to the law of succession to the throne, his Royal Highness will at ain his majority on the 24th August, 1856. The young Prince enjoys good health, is tall for his age, and resembles in features his lamented father. His education has been most carefully attended to, and h. expresses himself with facility in Gerinan, Italian, and French.

SELECT LIST OF RECENT PUBLICATIONS.
Great Britain.

The Prometheus Chained of Eschylus.
Translated into English verse by the Rev.
G. S. Swayne, M. A.

A new edition of Bagster's English Hexapla.

History of the Revolt of the Netherlands to the Confederacy of the Gueux. By Frederick Schiller. Translated from the German by the Rev. A. J. W. Morrison.

Botany of the Voyage of H. M. S. "Sulphur," under the command of Sir Edward Belcher, R. N., &c.

Memoirs of the Life and Correspondence of the late Rev. Joseph Fletcher, D. D. Edited by Joseph Fletcher, Jun. Posthumous Sermons and Valedictory Lecture. By the late Rev. Joseph Fletcher, D. D.

The Water-Cure in Chronic Diseases. By James M. Gully, M. D.

Journals of Sieges carried on by the Army under the Duke of Wellington, in Spain, during the Years 1811 to 1814. Major General Sir John T. Jones.

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The Use of the Body in Relation to the Mind. By G. Moore, M. D.

Thoughts on some Important Points relating to the System of the World. By J. P. Nicholl, LL. D.

German University Education; or, the Professors and Students of Germany. By W. C. Perry.

A KISS FOR A BLOW.-A visitor once went into a school in this city, says the Boston Sun, The Rainbow of the Mind, exemplified where he saw a boy and girl on one seat, who were brother and sister. In a moment of thought-in a Dialogue between the Materialist and less passion the little boy struck his sister. The the Author, with the Five Senses in Counlittle girl was provoked, and raised her hand to cil Assembled, proving the immortality of return the blow. Her face showed that rage was the Soul by the Evidence of Sight. By working within, and her clenched fist was aimed at her brother, when her teacher caught her eye Capt. H. Rowe, R. N. Addressed to Stop, my dear,' said he, you had better kiss every Materialist on the Face of the Globe. your brother than strike him.' The look and the word reached her heart. Her hand dropped She threw her arms around his neck and kissed him. The boy was moved. He could have stood against the blow, but he could not with

stand a sister's kiss.

DER FREISCHUTZ AGAIN.-Der Freischutz has

been performed at Berlin, in celebration of the
anniversary of its first representation five and
twenty years ago. Since its first appearance, the
opera has been performed at Berlin 239 times.
has yielded the treasury of the theatre one hun-
dred thousand fraues; the same sum has been
paid to the editor-while poor Carl Maria vOL

The Sailor's Hope for Himself and the Nation; or, Plea for Religion: addressed to all Persons engaged in the Maritime Service of the Country, especially that Protective Arm of the Force, the Royal Navy. By a Naval Officer.

Ninth volume of the Lives of the Queens of England. By Agnes Strickland.

St. Petersburgh and Moscow: a visit to the Court of the Czar, by R. Southwell Bourke, 2 vols.

Musings of a Musician, by Henry C. Lunn.

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