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Foreign Literature. Tagehuch Of A Journe...
an serves tiqui as ty guard that it -room is scarcel , with y possible a game of to cards tell one , tlie suit cards from being another of . such " ,
hoaryof It this is holiday hardly necessary character to but say involve that d the considerable journey "was fati not gue altogether , though _,
, little or nothing that could be called hardship . The present volumehoweveronly brings us to the arrival of
, , the expedition at Albuquerque on the Rio Grande . For the account of the more toilsome and dangerous march across the almost
unknown regions between there and the Pacific , we must wait for
the forthcoming part of the narrative . _^
276 Notices Of Books.
276 NOTICES OF BOOKS .
Jezm Herhst In Wales. (A.N Autumn In Wal...
jEZm Herhst in Wales . ( A . n Autumn in Wales . ) By Julius Rodenberg . The desire of sympathyor the love of approbationor whatever
name we may choose to , give to that principle of our frail , nature , on whichthe power of Mrs . Grundy is chiefly based , generally disposes
us to , like to hear what other people say of us . We will say nothing in the English Woman ' s Journal about the pleasure of looking in the
glass , which indeed may or may not be a pleasure according to circumstances ; but , however we may account for the fact , it is well
known that few foreign books are more eagerly read in England , than those which treat of England itself , and tell us what in most
cases we knew before . There are indeed tourists to whom this objection cannot be made ,
who present us persons and things familiar to us from our cradles , with such an astoundingly novel air about them , that we should
never have guessed what they were meant for , and so they are as good as new ; but we are not now speaking of these very imaginative
travellers , who seldom come from Germany , but of more simple and honest chroniclers . Mr . Rodenberg ' s book will not minister in the
smallest degree to the ndgetty desire to know what foreigners think of us and our institutions , he is even curiously silent on all such
topics . The " Autumn in Wales" is merely an account of a holiday excursion , which we are induced to notice because such books are
likely to be in special request this year . When the season arrives ¦ ¦ in " Puss which in we the are Corner accustomed " it is supposed to play that our the grand corners national selected game will of
, be mostly in our own island ; and , without having recourse to foreignersthere is often some difficulty in obtaining information
con-, cerning them , by any other method than personal inspection , it being an understood fact that the guide books are precisely those by which
nobody thinks of being guided . There is not indeed much that can be called information to be
obtained from this volume— -it is half filled with Welsh traditions and fairy lore , not to mention the poetical effusions in which Mr .
Julius Rodenberg is himself accustomed to vent his feelings , and when
* A Translation is already announced .
English Woman’s Journal (1858-1864), June 1, 1858, page 276, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ewj/issues/ewj_01061858/page/60/