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ART.
1.- Des Classes dangereuses de la Population dans les Grandes

Villes, et des Moyens de les rendre meilleures.
Ouvrage récompensé en 1838, par l'Institut de France.
Par H. A. Frégier, Chef de Bureau à la Préfecture de
la Seine

- 1 II.--The ENCYCLOPÆDIA BRITANNICA; or Dictionary of

Arts, Science, and General Literature. Seventh Edi-
tion, with Preliminary Dissertations, &c. &c.

44 III.- La Petite Chouannerie; ou, Histoire d'un Collége Breton sous l’Empire. Par A. F. Rio

73 IV.-Animal Chemistry; or the Application of Organic Chemis

try to the Elucidation of Physiology and Pathology. By
Justus Liebig, M.D. Edited from the German MS. by
William Gregory, M.D., Professor of Chemistry, King's
College, Aberdeen -

98 V.-1. Journal of a Tour in Greece and the Ionian Islands.

By William Mure of Caldwell.
2. Greece as a Kingdom; or a Statistical Description of

that Country. Drawn up from Official Documents, &c.,
by F. Strong, Esq.

129 VI.-1. Report of the Commissioners for Inquiring into the Con

dition of Children employed in Mines, &c.
2. History of Fossil Fuel, the Coal-trade and Collieries, &c.
3. Speech of Lord Ashley in the House of Commons on

the 7th June, 1842, on moving for leave to bring in a
Bill to make Regulations respecting the Age and Sex of
Children and Young Persons employed in Mines and
Collieries

158 ART.

Page VII.-1. Gardening for Ladies. By Mrs. Loudon.

2. The Ladies' Companion to the Flower Garden: being

an Alphabetical Arrangement of all the Ornamental
Plants usually grown in Gardens and Shrubberies; with

full Directions for their Culture. By Mrs. Loudon.
3. The Flower Garden: containing Directions for the

Cultivation of all Garden Flowers.
4. An Enyclopædia of Gardening: comprising the Theory

and Practice of Horticulture, Floriculture, Arboriculture,
and Landscape-Gardening, &c. &c. By J. C. Loudon,

F.L.S., H.S., &c.
5. An Encyclopædia of Plants, with Figures of nearly

Ten Thousand Species. Edited by J. C. Loudon.
6. Elements of Botany, Structural, Physiological, System-

atical, and Medical By John Lindley, Ph. D., Pro

fessor of Botany in University College.
7. A Pocket Botanical Dictionary: comprising the Names,

History, and Culture of all Plants known in Britain.

By Joseph Paxton, F.L.S., H.S., &c.
8. Botany for Ladies; or, a Popular Introduction to the

Natural System of Plants. By Mrs. Loudon.
9. The Orchidaceæ of Mexico and Guatemala. By James

Bateman, Esq.
10. Illustrations of the Genera and Species of Orchidaceous

Plants. By Francis Bauer, Esq. With Notes and Pre

fatory Remarks by Dr. Lindley.
11. Sertum Orchideum; or, a Wreath of the most beau-

tiful Orchidaceous Plants. By Dr. Lindley.
12. A History of British Ferns. By Edward Newman, F.L.S.
13. Poetry of Gardening, from The Carthusian,' a Miscel-
lany in Prose and Verse -

- 196 VIII.—Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay, Author of Evelina,' • Cecilia,' &c. Volumes I., II., and III.

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Page 1.-CORRESPONDENCE between Mr. Pitt and the Duke of

Rutland, Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, 1781-1787. (Pri-
vately printed.)

- 289 ΙΙ.-1. Αισχύλου Χοηφόροι. The Chophor of Eschylus,

with Notes critical, explanatory, and philological. By

the Rev. T. W. Peile, M.A., &c.
2. Bibliotheca Græca, curantibus F. Jacobs et V. C. F.

Rost. Æschyli Tragediarum, Vol. I. Orestea: Sec

tio 2, Choëphoræ. Edidit Dr. R. H. Klausen.
3. Dissertations on the Eumenides of Æschylus; with the

Greek Text and Critical Remarks. From the German

of C. 0. Mueller.
4. Æschyli Tragœdiæ. Recensuit et illustravit Joannes

Minckwitz. Vol. I. Eumenides.
5. Die Æschylische Trilogie Prometheus, u. 8. w., nebst

Winken ueber die Trilogie des Eschylus ueberhaupt.

Von F. G. Welcker.

6. Nachtrag zur Trilogie, u. s. w. Von. F. G. Welcker. 315 III.-The Coltness Collections, M.DC.VIII.-M.DCCC.XL. ; Printed for the Maitland Club.

356 IV.-Poems by Alfred Tennyson

· 385 V.- Remarks on English Churches, and on the Expediency of

rendering Sepulchral Memorials subservient to Pious
and Christian Uses. By J. H. Markland, F.R.S. and
S.A. -

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THE

QUARTERLY REVIEW.

Art. I.- Des Classes dangereuses de la Population dans les

Grandes Villes, et des Moyens de les rendre meilleures. Ouvrage récompensé en 1838, par l'Institut de France (Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques). Par H. A. Frégier, Chef de Bureau à la Préfecture de la Seine. Paris. 1840. 2 vols. 8vo., pp. 985. THE 'HE modern French press has sent forth few works more

interesting than this, or better calculated to do good service, not to France alone, but to the countries around her. To none does it offer more useful instruction than to England, similarly situated as she is in the progress of civilization and in many of the leading features of national character. Despite the difficulties and annoyances, nay the dangers, which surrounded the subject he had to investigate, M. Frégier appears to have made himself accurately master of it in many of its ramifications. To mere literary merit his volumes have little claim: occasionally we meet with passages extremely well expressed; but in general the style is somewhat complicated and redundant; and it is deformed by the perpetual introduction of termes de Palais,' in places where the subject in no degree requires their use. We should say, too, that the pages are tinged with some vulgarisms, were it not that, in the rapid strides which modern French is taking to emancipate itself from the shackles of the Dictionary of the Academy, and the way in which year by year, nay almost day by day, it is separating itself from the language of Pascal, Moliere, and Massillon, we may very probably be mistaking elegancies for barbarisms. A more important fault is, that our author, carried away by his great anxiety to conquer all objections to his favourite system of solitary confinement, has been led to falsify all the proportions of his book, by devoting a very undue number of pages to this one branch of his subject.

We cannot but suspect also that M. Frégier's essay in 400 pages, which obtained the prize, may have been a more perfect treatise with reference to its proper and specific theme than the present expanded work. Seventy-fours, cut asunder and lengthVOL. LXX. NO. CXXXIX.

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