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other pens than our own, however much we may praise them it cannot be ascribed to personal vanity. But we must be sparing; for we would not disfigure a beautiful and well-finished edifice by endeavoring to add to it an unnecessary or inappropriate ornament.

With regard to the source whence are derived our supplies, it is well known that the ENGLish Magazines are conducted by men of the highest standing in the republic of literature. Among the names of the writers of articles which are occasionally given in the Atheneum, our readers will have noticed those of celebrated authors; but many of the papers which are published anonymously, are from pens no less deservedly celebrated in the world of letters. Waters from the never-failing springs of true genius now flow in the channel of English Periodical Literature. Their effect must necessarily be, when unadulterated, to enrich and enliven. Our Miscellany is intended as a vehicle in which to transmit a portion of these over this country; and its form is so designed that they may be preserved for use in future time, after administering to the wants of the present.

Articles which otherwise possess real merit do not always contain either beauty or vigor in their style; and those which appear to have much labor bestowed on the latter, are sometimes deficient in beauty and vigor of thought. In selecting for the Atheneum from sources ample and various, we keep in view the merits of style and sentiment; and while, on the one hand, we overlook pieces which are written in an inflated and pompous style, without sufficient merit in the ideas to atone for this defect-on the other we equally avoid those in which the sentiments, though good, are sunk by the lowest expressions, which seem condemned to the first curse, of "creeping on the ground all the days of their life." We cannot say that we always have, or always shall, hit the true medium between these distant extremes; but it is our intention to make use of articles of which we can say that the style adds a charm to truth, and gains the heart by captivating the ear as well as the understanding.

The plan which was commenced at the beginning of the Third Series-that of ornamenting the numbers monthly with Plates of the Female Fashions-has been acceptable. These, with the other Plates which have been given, have added a weight to our former expenses, which the increase of subscribers has hardly counterbalanced. They will be continued, however, in the ensuing volume.

Our exertions, strenuous as they have been, will in no respect be relaxed in the volume now to be commenced. In its appearance and contents we trust it will not be inferior to the present, and we respectfully solicit for it a continuance of that patronage which is

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Indians, South American

Industry

Insanity, aphorisms on
Instruction, late

Invention, extraordinary
Ireland, a scene in
Iron, chromate of
It's very odd!

James's Ruined City

Kemble and the butcher

Kitchener's Housekeeper's Oracle

Learning

Leslie, Professor, sketch of
Letter from Paris

Idiot girl, the
Idleness
Idler, the

Imagination and reality

407

Improvement and intellect, march of 487

Improvisatori, the

68

473

168 Pilgrim's Progress, new edition of by
Southey

479

Library of Entertaining Knowledge,

the

Life, comedy of, the
Lime, muriate of
Lion, the

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48

317

476

61 Noctes, a fragment from the 184, 279, 323
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notes from the
Notices, literary

47

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107, 353
168, 194, 208, 248, 288,
328, 404, 443, 448, 481

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286

285 Novels and novelists

406

Oak, picturesque beauty of the
481 Obesity, the troubles of
Octogenarian in love, an

159
288

Nature, study of, the

Needle, dip of the, diminution of

189

328

285

487

Literature, periodical

353

Lithographic plates, colored, prize for 447
Lithography

285

Liverpool, tonnage of
Locke, John, in Holland

168

446

London fashions 86, 124, 206, 282, 366, 445
Longevity

167

408 Plants, specimens of, preservation of
368 Poetry, Chinese

436

"6 in Sweden

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127

89

324

323

264

403

Omnipresence of the

451
453

Deity
Puffiad
Universal Prayer, &c. 454
Moore, the poet
121
Murderer's last night, the
388
Music

248

66 pains of

186

450
450

Paris, letter from
Patriot, true, a

National debt, a plan to discharge the 316
National feelings, Scottish

126

Pen and pencil, the
Periodicals, Parisian

407
405

Religion

Reply, an Irish

Residence, the choice of a

Reviews and critical notices of new
works.

All for love; or, the Sinner well
saved. By R. Southey, Esq.
Apician morsels

47

Potato-tops, extraction of potash from 285
Proverbs

359

Pump, compression, new

406

A Universal Prayer, &c. By R.
Montgomery
Biographical sketches and authentic
anecdotes of dogs
Montmorency, a Tragic Drama. By

H. W. Montague

The Age Reviewed.

By R. Mont-

gomery
The Casket

The Housekeeper's Oracle. By Dr.

367

67

354

38
286

416

408

168

406

88

Rice

Richter, John Paul. The vision of a
Godless world

Roman states, the

287

321

118

368

488

488

104

191
366

454

365

404

450

395

Kitchener

The Journal of a Naturalist

The Legendary

The Natural History of Living Ob-
jects for the Microscope

The Omnipresence of the Deity.
By R. Montgomery

451

The Pilgrim to Compostella. By
R. Southey, Esq.
191, 269
The Poetical Sketch-book. By T.
K. Hervey
403

The Puffiad. By R. Montgomery 453
The Ruined City; a Poem. By G.
P. R. James, Esq.

402

365

404

402

164

Universal education considered, &c. 404
Rhetoric, English, and rhetoricians 239
66 French

160
125

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