International Weekly Miscellany - Volume 1, No. 8, August 19, 1850 eBook

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exquisite designs by Harvey, nearly three hundred in number, are among the most effective ever attempted for the elucidation of this first of all allegories.  Professor Sweetser’s new work, Menial Hygiene, or an Examination of the Intellect and Passions, designed to illustrate their Influence on Health and the Duration of Life, will be published in the course of the present month.  Professor Church’s Treatise on Integral and Differential Calculus, a revised edition; The Companion, or After Dinner Table Talk, by Chelwood Evelyn, with a fine portrait of Sydney Smith; The History of Propellers, and Steam Navigation, illustrated by engravings:  a manual, said to combine much valuable information on the subjects, derived from the most authentic sources, by Mr. Robert MacFarlane, editor of the Scientific American; and Mr. Ridner’s Artist’s Chromatic Hand-Book, or Manual of Colors, will also be speedily issued by the same publisher.  Mr. Putnam’s own production, The World’s Progress, or Dictionary of Dates, containing a comprehensive manual of reference in facts, or epitome of historical and general statistical knowledge, with a corrected chronology, &c., is expected to appear in a few weeks.  Mr. Theodore Irving’s Conquest of Florida is also in progress.

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It is said that Meyerbeer has already completed a grand opera with the title of L’Africaine, and is now engaged on a comic opera.  This is probably nothing more than one of the trumpets which this composer knows so well how to blow beforehand.  Meyerbeer is not greater in music than in the art of tickling public expectation and keeping the public aware of his existence.

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The Lorgnette has just appeared in a volume.

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RECENT DEATHS.

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AUGUSTUS WILLIAM NEANDER.

OF this most eminent Christian scholar of the nineteenth century, The Tribune furnishes the following brief sketch.  “The name of JOHANN AUGUST WILHELM NEANDER is familiar to a large number of our countrymen, both on account of his important contributions to the science of theology, and his personal intimacy with many of our eminent scholars, who have enjoyed the benefit of his instructions, or who have made his acquaintance while pursuing their travels in Germany.  Although he had attained a greater age than might have been anticipated from his habits as a confirmed invalid, being in his sixty-second year, his decease cannot be announced without causing an emotion of surprise and regret to a numerous circle who recognized in him one of the most faithful and conscientious Christian teachers of the present day.

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