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ENTERED, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1359, by JOHN A. GRAY, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New-York.



In order to increase the already large circulation of the KNICKERBOCKER, we publish this month a splendid line engraving of FRITH'S picture of Merry-Making in the Olden Time,' which we shall present exclusively to the $3 subscribers to the Magazine for 1860, whether old or new. The subject represents the pastimes of our ancestors, and is eminently of a genial, domestic character. The plate, engraved in England at an expense of $2000, is entirely new, measures twenty-five by nineteen and a half inches in size, contains thirty-nine figures, and is beyond comparison the finest work of the kind ever offered as a premium in this country. The engravings are richly worth $3 a piece, and will be sent to our subscribers for 1860 in the exact numerical order in which their $3 subscriptions are received at the office of publication, the first impressions always being the best. As we give $6 in return for $3, our mail subscribers must inclose twelve cents extra in stamps, to pre-pay postage on the engraving, which will be sent them in strong paste-board tubes. We refer to the following description of the engraving, kindly furnished for our use by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT, Esq.

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'THE engraving of FRITH'S picture of Merry-Making in the Older Time, represents the humors of an English holiday in the country in those good old times when the men wore cocked-hats and knee-breeches, and the women stays and hoops tume not essentially differing from the corset and crinoline of the present day. Almost in the centre of the picture and a little in the back-ground is a country dance on the green, with a hard-featured fiddler perched on a high seat, and another musician in a tie-wig standing by him, playing with all their might. On the right, two bouncing girls are gaily pulling toward the dance a gray-haired man, who seems vainly to remonstrate that his dancing days are over,' while a waggish little chit pushes him forward from behind, greatly to the amusement of his spouse, who is still sitting at the tea-table, from which he has been dragged. On the left, under a magnificent spreading oak, sit the 'squire and his wife, whom a countryman with his hat off is respectfully inviting to take part in the dance. To the left of the 'squire is a young couple on the grass, to whom a gipsy with an infant on her shoulder is telling their fortune. Over the shoulders of this couple is seen a group engaged in quoit-playing, and back of the whole is a landscape of gentle slopes and copses. The picture has the expression of gaiety throughout, and the engraving is splendidly executed. It is fresh from the burin of HOLL, not having yet been published in England.' [Vide Editor's Table, p. 666.]



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English and Scottish Ballads.



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Exotic Tree, The. WM. PITT PALMER, EDITOR'S TABLE: Conjugal Love in the Abstract: Sir' BULWER and Mr. STUBBS,' 91; Editorial Narrative-History of the Knickerbocker Magazine, 94, 817, 424, 541; The LORD's Prayer Rendered into Verse, 103; Foster Hale, Inventor of Raised Letters for the Blind, 104; A Soul-Whisper from the Garden Pines, 202; The Prophetic Office of Christ: Verbal Inspiration of the Bible, 204; Literary Incubation: an Egg-sample to be Emulated, 205; Lines: The Old Domicile,' 207; A Hundred Years from Now,' 815; Townsend and Company's New Edition of Cooper's Works, 820.

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Little Peddlington, otherwise called Bosville. C. T. CONGDON,... LITERARY NOTICES: Works of Michael De Montaigne, 87; Acadia, or a Menth with the Blue Noses, 87; The Life of General H. Havelock, K.C B., SS; The Exploits and Triumphs, in Europe, of Paul Morphy, 88; Cosmos. By Alexander Humboldt, 198; Love (L'Amour :) by Michelet. Translated by Dr. Palmer, 199; Pasha Papers, 200; Idyls of the King. By Alfred Tennyson, 811; Counterparts, or the Cross of Love, 318; Popular Tales from the Norse. By J. W. DASENT, 814; National Series of Readers, 421; A Life for a Life, 422; The History of Herodotus, 423; Life, Travels, and Books of Hum boldt, 538; British Novelists, and their Styles, 539; De Stael-Holstein's Germany, 539; Representative Men of the New Testament, 540; Almost a Heroine, 646; Book of the Chess Congress, 647; The Rectory of Moreland, or My Duty, 648; Jessie Allison, or the Transformation, 649; Rhymes of Twenty Years, 649; Germaine, 650.


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NEW-York Illustrated. JAMES O. NOYES,...
New World, The. Rev. D. HELMER,....
Newport: Illustrated. T. ADDISON RICHARDS, 337

Or Politics and Politicians. C. T. CONGDON,...371 Omnibus Driver, The. DE CORDOVA,.............




PALISSY the Potter. Illustrated. JAMES 0. NOYES,



Palmer's Marble Medallions. Miss ORR,. Poesy,.......



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