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Literary notes.

The South Atlantic of Baltimore — an admirable Literary Magazine — and our Papers will club to new subscribers at $5 per annum (instead of $6) for both Monthlies. This arrangement ought to increase the circulation of both.

New Biographical Dictionary.--An excellent feature of the new edition of Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, just issued, is the new Biographical Dictionary, in which are given the names of nearly ten thousand noted persons of ancient and modern times, with a brief statement of the dates of their birth and death, their nationality, profession, etc. This is designed for purposes of ready reference, to answer the questions which often arise as to when and where certain persons lived, and the character of their achievements. It contains many names of persons who are still living, and the pronunciation of each name is given.

Scribner and St. Nicholas for February fully maintain their high character.

A song for the South.--From Ludden & Bates' Southern Music House, Savannah, Ga., we receive a splendid song and chorus entitled “The Southern soldier boy,” with words by Father Ryan and music by W. Ludden, which we can commend as a grand song that will be welcomed wherever the Southern soldier boys' memory is held dear. The poet priest's touching words are here set by a master hand to a tender melody, and fittingly dedicated to the Southern mothers whose soldier boys sleep in graves

Unmarked by a name, unmarked by a stone,
And only the voice of the wind maketh moan
O'er the mound where never a flower is strown.

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