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Foreign Literary intelligence.

A complete edition of Balwer's novels has been issued at Stuttgart, in German, in one hundred and ten volumes. A new edition of Miss Yonge's tales is publishing in German, of which the "Heir of Redclyffe" and the "Trials," both translated by C. Kolb, have already appeared, Charles Reade's "Hard Cash" has also been translated into German by M. Scott, and Miss Braddon's "Henry Dunbar" and "The Doctor's Wife" are likewise to appear shortly in German.

Very shortly, John Stuart Mill and Alfred Tennyson are to be balloted for as honorary members of the Royal Society of Scotland.

Some curious old deeds and leases have been discovered in the office of a firm of Birmingham solicitors, bearing dates between 1573 and 1662, relating to property adjoining Shakespeare's house, in Henley street, Stratford-upon-Avon, two of which bear the signature of John Shakespeare, the father of the poet, and in several of which William Shakespeare himself is mentioned as the owner of property. These documents, for the present, are deposited in the museum at Stratford.

A marble bust of the author of "Vanity Fair" will shortly be placed close behind the effigy of Joseph Addison in Westminster Abbey. Baron Marochetti, an old friend of the Thackeray family, has undertaken the bust.

No less than one hundred and eighty thousand copies of Mr. Dickens' s Christmas number were disposed of within forty-eight hours after publication, and up to the Tuesday before Christmas two hundred thousand copies in all had been handed over the counter.

"The American Lee Miller" is the title of a work to be issued in London. The book, it is said, will contain the jokes of President Lincoln, "Major Longbow," and Sam Slick.

The professors of the College de France proceeded, a few days ago, to an examination of the claims of the candidates for the Hebrew professorship left vacant by the dismissal of M. Renan. Two Israclitish gentlemen, Mm. Munck and Darembourg, were placed first and second on the list of aspirants for the post.

Mr. Anthony Trollope's "Orley Farm" has been translated into German by A. Kretzschmar; and Buckle's "History of Civilization in England" has also been translated into German by A. Ruge.

A translation of Homer's Hiad is announced, by Mr. W. Simcox, in hexameter verse, in which the names of deities and heroes are given in the spelling of the original, so far as it has been found possible.

Two new poems will be included in the eight monthly parts of selections shortly to be published from Mr. Tennyson's works. One will be entitled "The Captain," the other "To a Mourner."

The Poet Laureate (Tennyson) lately read "Maud" before a select and very limited audience in London.

Mr. Tennyson's "Enoch Arden" has had an unusually extensive sale in South Australia. Each leading bookseller at Melbourne received a large number of copies of the volume, and sold the whole within a few hours after the arrival of the mail.

Sir Gardner Wilkinson, an old Harrovian, has presented his collection of Egyptian antiquities to the Harrow School Library.

A London publisher has reprinted, under the common title of "The Nile Basin," two papers hostile to Captain Speke's claims as a great Nilotic discoverer. The first paper is Captain Burton's discourse read at the Royal Geographical Society, in which he essayed to prove that Tanganyika is the western lake of Ptolemy; the second paper is a review of Captain Speke's "Journal," by Mr. James McQueen.

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