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It comes to us in a neat scholarly dress, The work concludes at a period when creditable to the publishers, and as the volunteer cavalry was beginning te worthy of a wide circulation among the be useful and efficient. The history wi. lovers of art as it is certain to have a not be complete till their splendid ser distinguished entrée into all literary cir- vices under Wilson at the battle of Nast cles.
ville are recorded. No one who say
them moying in long gleaming lines oa HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES CAV- the extreme right on the morning of the
ALRY FROM THE FORMATION OF THE 15th of December, 1864, or heard the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO THE 1st ceaseless converging roll of the repeating OF JUNE, 1863. To which is added a carbines of the dismounted two thoulist of all the Cavalry Regiments, with sand reverberating amidst the woodNames of their Commanders, which crowned hills, will ever forget the pichave been in the United States service ture or the sound. since the breaking out of the Rebellion. By Albert G. Brackett, Major THOUGHTS ON THE FUTURE Ciru. First U. s. Cavalry, Colonel Ninth POLICY OF AMERICA. By John WilIllinois Volunteer Cavalry, etc., etc. liam Draper, M.D., LL.D. Crowe 12mo., pp. 337. New York: Harper 8vo., pp. 317. Harper & Brothers. & Brothers. 1865.
Third Edition. Col. Brackett has presented the his This is the title of a beautifully tory of the U. S. cavalry, brought down printed and bound volume, by Prot. to 1863, in a modest and soldierlike Draper, who is well known for his manner. It is the first attempt at a scientific attainments and elegant systematic literary record of an arm of scholarship. the service, and we hope it will be fol- It might be called a treatise on the lowed by others, in order to perpetuate psychology and physiology of national traditions most interesting to the peo- life, especially applied to the American ple and honorable to the brave men republic in its present and possible who have trodden the wilds of the for- character and destiny. It is written est and prairie, subdued the savage, and from a point of view directly opposed performed gallant deeds from the Rio to Catholic theology and philosophy, Grande to the Columbia, and from the and asserts the dominion of the natural James to the Colorado of the West. in opposition to the supernatural. It
Few persons living in towns and cities rejects the supernatural and substitutes can appreciate the intelligence, courage, irresponsible force for intelligent, beand cheerful self-sacrifice which have nignant Providence. It recognizes been the characteristics of American only the plane of natural reason, and soldiers, who have borne such an im- denies by implication the transition from portant but unobtrusive part in the the natural to the supernatural in the conquest of the natural obstacles to the incarnation. settlement of the continent, and been D r. Draper is the best representative the pioneers on the great lines of emin of the school of Guizot, Carlyle, and gration and improvement. The mate. Buckle, inasmuch as he is more calm rial subjugation of the wilderness has and dispassionate, and if he possess less been no less heroic than their military erudition than they, he has more scientriumphs. In all these great events the tific knowledge and the discipline of cavalry has acted a most conspicuous practical teaching to chasten and modpart.
ify his forms of thought and expression.' This book will be welcomed at all the Dr. Draper, we do not question, desires military posts, and become an authority conscientiously to promulgate the true at every mess-table and camp-fire. Its doctrines of national life and developpersonal reminiscences are, perhaps, its ment. He announces many important most pleasing and attractive feature. truths, and his analyses of historic They recall vividly men and scenes iden- periods in the domain of the material tified with our early life, now passed and intellectual are often clear, precise, away for ever. Col. Brackett has done and beautiful. There is a good deal of a graceful thing in including Dr. Joseph orientalism in his thoughts, and it seems B. Brown, U.S.A., in his dedication; a to us that his own imagination is propurer man and better officer does not foundly affected by the gorgeous piclive than Dr. Brown,
tures passing before it in the process of
$1520 intellectual creation. The same obser- development, and scientific research.
vation applies to his style and imagery, It must be reviewed in the retrospect of Tut and his writings possess the power, like history, present knowledge, and the
Carlyle's, of stimulating the imagination prevision of science. There can be no
of the reader to the highest degree, doubt but the illumination of the whole 14" often to the detriment of the reason. rubject will illustrate (it cannot prove)
He chooses the close of his magnifi- the truths of revelation, as practical DIY cent periods to dårt a keen, condensed, science illustrates the judgments of
carefully studied, dogmatic assertion in- common sense. about to the mind like an arrow, while the fac- Dr. Draper is an able philosopher and
ulties are for the moment blinded by doctor of material progress and the the splendor of diction and the pomp natural order. His advice to the peoof highly colored illustration.
ple of this country is sound and wise, Dr. Draper is exceedingly cautious and it will be well for our temporal and guarded as to his conclusions, and prosperity if his suggestions are heeded leaves the necessary inferences to be by those who have control of public drawn by the reader. His influence affairs. His work is in some sense has a tendency toward one of two direc- complementary of Dr. Brownson's retions, either an oriental, sensuous, hope- cent great work, and there are some strikless intellectual apathy, or a senseless, ing analogies between them. because objectless, material activity. The binding and execution of the
Dr. Draper does not deny the exist- book are in Harpers' best style, and ence of God; but how he can assert it leave little to be desired in this dewhile attempting to demonstrate the partment of luxury. omnipotence of natural law and force, we do not understand. His doctrines THE CROPPY: A Tale of the Irish Relead either to nihilism or pantheism. bellion of 1798. By the O'Hara FamDr. Draper is entitled to high ily, with Introduction by Michael respect as a philosopher of the natural Banim, Esq., the survivor of the order from Catholics, for the reason O'Hara Family. 12mo., pp. 464. Bosthat he has always been gener ton: Patrick Donahoe. ous in his statements of Catholicity in The scene of this story is laid princiits natural and exterior aspects and pally in the county of Wexford, Ireland, relations. His tributes to the Church where “the Rebellion of '98” chiefly are among the most cordial, apprecia- raged during the spring and summer of tive, and eloquent that have been that memorable year. The narrative is uttered in modern times by non-Catho highly interesting, and contains about lics. He has however done much in the best account of the battles of " Vinethe present volume to diminish this gar Hill" and "New Ross," as well as claim, established in some of his of other skirmishes and battles between former writings. He is the representa- the insurgents and the English troops. tive in this country, at least, of It also gives a curious insight into the the great controversy between the workings of the society of “United Church and the natural life of man- Irishmen” and, also, of the “Orangebetween the two orders, natural and men” of that period. There are many supernatural-between science and au- fine passages in this story, which was thority.
written by the present editor of the new There can be no antagonism between edition, Mr. Michael Banim. science and infallible authority ; for truth is a unit, comes from God, and THE CATHOLIC'S VADE MECUM: A Sereturns to him, like light from the sun, lect Manual of Prayers for Daily its type and figure. Religion has Use. Compiled from Approved nothing to fear from science. The oc Sources. Pp. 415. Philadelphia : casional apparent opposition has been Eugene Cummiskey. personal and temporary, not ex-cathe This new prayer-book is published dral and eternal. There can be no con- with the approbation of the Right Rev. flict between the spoken word of God Dr. Wood, Bishop of Philadelphia, and his actualized word, creation. The from the London edition of “ Vade dispute is an old one. There is no Mecum.” It is a useful compilation of change in the principles involved; but prayers, and possesses one merit highly tbe form is modified by experience, recommendable-it is just the size to
carry in one's pocket without any in- style. We shall give an extended convenience, and contains all the pray- notice of it in our next number. ers necessary for ordinary occasions. From G. & C. MERRIAM, Springfield,
Mass.: “An American Dictionary of RICHARD COBDEN, THE APOSTLE OF the English Language. By Noah
FREE TRADE: his Political Career Webster, LL.D. Thoroughly revised,
This neat little volume contains a York. Numbers 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13 well-written life of Richard Cobden, of the Lives of the Popes:'? Nos. 7, 6, 7, and a succinct history of the Anti-Corn 8. 9 of Banim's Complete Works. “Chris. Law League and agitation, the great tian Missions, their Agents and their work of his life.
Results." By T. W. Marshall. 2 vols. Mr. Cobden, although an islander and 8vo. pp. 1.200. “The Peep o' Day, an Englishman, justly merited the title or John Doe : « The Croppy: a tale of “the international man.” He was a of the Irish rebellion of 1798;" and man of peace, because war is hostile to " Croohore of the Billhook," by the trade, and breaks up the lines of traffic, O'Hara Family. A new edition, with as well, no doubt, from more humane introduction and notes, by Michael and generous motives. He never sym- Banim, the survivor of the O'Hara Fampathized with the ignoble jealousy and ily. 2 vols. 12mo., pp. 412 and 435. enmity toward this country so common From JOHN MURPHY & Co., Baltimore, in England, and was throughout the Ma.: “Manual of the Apostleship oi friend and defender of the Union.
Prayer." By the Rev. H. Ramiere, 8.J., His rise from obscurity to wealth,
Director of the Association. Translated position, and almost unbounded influ
from the French. 32mo., pp. 168. ence, is a remarkable event, and illus
Catholic' Church and the trates the tremendous power of trade
Roman Catholic Church : In a Friendly
Roman and commerce. He rose on the tide which commenced with the adaptation
Correspondence between a Catholic ion Priest and an Episcopal Minister.
Price of machinery and application of steam, Pamphlet. 16 pages. which has wrought the greatest revolution in the history of the world. He
We have received from Messrs. J. knew how to take advantage of his
GURNEY & Son, 707 Broadway, New great opportunities, and used the ability
York, an excellent photographic likethus aequired to advance the interests
ness of the late Rev. J. W. Cummings,
D:D. of humanity and general well-being. His life is an example to our present
Mr. PETER F. CUNNINGHAM, of Phila
Dress * The race of very rich men, and possibly may delphia, ann suggest to them objects more noble
Life of Blessed John Bachman," with than mere accumulation and personal
a fine steel portrait of the saint; luxury.
“ The Life of St. Cecilia," by Gueran
ger; and four new volumes of the BOOKS RECEIVED.
“ Young Catbolic's Library."
LAWRENCE KENOE hás in press, and From D. APPLETON & Co., New York: will publish early in April, a small "Life of the Most Rev. John Hughes. volume of poems by Aubrey de Vesty D.D., First Archbishop of New York: entitled, “May Carols, and Hymns an With selections from his private corre- Poems." spondence." By John R. G. Hassard. 1 The Messrs. SADLIER & Co., Ne vol. 8vo.
York, have just issued the “Catholic We regret not having received this Almanac and Ordo for the year of ou handsome volume in time for a notice in Lord 1866.” It contains the names this number o. Fue CATHOLIC WORLD. the rev. Clergy ; religious and literary From a hasty glance through its pages institutions in nearly all the dioceses we judge that Mr. Hassard has done the United States and Canada; 8.25
his work faithfully and well. The of the hierarchy in Ireland, as well as · book is gotten up in Appleton's best other valuable information.