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THE

NATIONAL

QUARTERLY REVIEW

EDITED BY

EDWARD I. SEARS, A: M., LL, D.

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"Pulchrum est bene facere reipublicae, etiam bene dicere haud absurdum est."

NEW YORK:

EDWARD I. SEARS, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.

1865.

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ENTERED according to Act of Congress, in the year 1865, by

E. I. SEARS,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, in and for the Southern

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CONTENTS OF NO. XXI. |

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I. THE CELTIC DRUIDS....

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1. Celtic Researches on the Origin, Traditions, and Language of

the Ancient Britons. By EDWARD DAVIES, Curate of

Olveston, Gloucestershire.

2. Histoire des Gaulois. Par AMEDEE THIERRY.

3. The Celtic Druids. By GODFREY HIGGINS, Esq., F. S. A.

4. La Religion des Gaulois. Par D. MARTIN.

5. Commentatio de Druidis. J. G. FRIKIUS.

6. Ueber die Druiden del Kelten. Von KARL BARTH.

7. The Eccles astiral Antiquities of the Cymry. By J. WILLIAMS.

8. Les Fées du Moyen Age. Par ALFRED MAURY.

II. WALLENSTEIN...

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1. History of the Thirty Years' War. Translated from the

German of FREDERICK SCHILLER. By the Rev. A. J. W.

MORRISON, M. A.

2. The Life of Wallenstein, Duke of Friedland. By Lieut.-Col.

J. MITCHELL, H. P.

3. The Piccolomini: A Drama in two parts. Translated from

the German of FREDERICK SCHILLER. By S. T. COLE-

RIDGE. (Coleridge's Dramatic Works.)

III, UNITED STATES BANKING SYSTEM, PAST AND PRESENT........ 51

State Bank System of the United States, 1865.

IV. THE NEW YORK BARCHARLES O'CONOR ....

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1. Cowen's Reports. Vol. vii.

2. Wendell's Reports. Vols. ii. and xiv.

3. New York Reports. Vols. XV., XX., xxiii., xxiv., XXV.

4. Howard's Reports. Vol. x.

5. Howard's Reports. Vol. xix.

6. Debates, New York State Convention.

7. Forrest Divorce Case. 2 vols.

T. PAASES OF ENGLISH STATESMANSHIP...

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Essays on the Administrations of Great Britain, from 1782 to

1830. Contributed to the Edinburgh Review. By the

Right Hon. Sir GEORGE CORNEWALL LEWIS, Bart.

VI. MODERN CORRECTORS OF THE BIBLE...

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The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ : the

Common English Version corrected. By the Final Com-

mittee of the American Bible Union.

VII. ANCIENT AND MODERN DISCOVERIES IN MEDICAL SCIENCE... 131

1. Principles of Human Physiology, with their chief application

to Psychology, Pathology, Therapeutics, Hygiene, and

Forensic Medicine. By WILLIAM B. CARPENTER, M. D..

F. R. S., &c.

THE

NATIONAL QUARTERLY REVIEW.

No. XXI.

JUNE, 1865.

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Art I.--1. Celtic Researches on the Origin, Traditions, and Language

of the Ancient Britons, with some Introductory Sketches of Primitive. Society. By EDWARD Davies, Curate of Olveston, Gloucestershire. London, 1804.

2. Histoire des Gaulois. Par AMEDEE THIERRY. Paris, 1845,
3. The Celtic Druids. By Godfrey Higgins, Esq., F. S. A, of

Skellow Grange, near Doncaster, Yorkshire. London, 1827. .
4. La Religion des Gaulois. Par D. MARTIN. Paris, 1727.
5. Commentatio de Druidis. J. G. FRIKIUS. Ulm, 1744. .
6. Ueber die Druiden der Kelten. Von KARL BARTH. Irlangen,

1826. 7. The Ecclesiastical Antiquities of the Cymry. By J. WILLIAMS.

London, 1844. 8. Les Fées du Moyen Age. Par ALFRED MAURY. Paris, 1842.

It is impossible to estimate the amount of valuable knowledge the world has lost by the unwillingness of certain sects of philosophers to commit the results of their researches to writing. And if this fact be admitted, it must follow that no argument can justify such a course. Few, if any, will dispute that those who avoid recording their discoveries, lest the public at large might have the benefit of them in common with themselves, are guilty of a most reprehensible selfishness; and yet it is to be feared that this has been the prevailing motive. That some bave been influenced only by

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