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Church of England in Mountains,
. 382 Monroe Doctrine in India,
579 Medical Intelligence,
418, 533, 351
. 762 McIntosh, Miss, her Letter,
April, by J. G. Whittier,
Give me a Home,
. . 785
..188 . 233
Loving Heart, fadeless,
321 | Reconciled Impossibilities, Kingdom of, Lexington, by Dr. Holmes,
Scientific Notices, 29, 33, 161, 194, 266, 280,
449 Lines among Leaves,
296, 340, 349, 418, 428, 448, 484 Sunday in the Nineteenth Century,
67 Marie-Stein, Legend of, . 281 Saul of Tarsus,
131 Man's Degeneracy, . 313 Swedish Wedding,
168 Michael Angelo Titmarsh, 822 Stephenson, Geo.,
173 New Comer, 112 Seventy-eight Years Ago,
178, 549 Napoleon III., Marriage,
221 Salt Mines, Noiseless Wheels,
642 Scarron, Madame, Nothing to do, 706 Stowe, Mrs.,
320 Old Maid's Musings,
486 Ohs, 641 Slavery, American,
489 Solomon, A Second,
492 Plaint of Freedom,
Spiritual Manifestations, 513, 599, 623, 663, 682, Propose, I hope not, 257
807 Poet, True, how made, 313 Silken Chemistry,
. 536 Railway Station, Elegy in, 236 Sculptor's Career,
538, 620 Sleep, by Miss Barrett, 30 Street Music,
548 Spanish Lady's Love, 96 Smith's Poems, .
632 Sonnet, by W. M. Anderson, . 106 Salt Lake, Utah,
. 652 Sea, Lines written near,
. 109 Second Marriage, An Old Gentleman's, 823 Soul's Disunion, . 112 Scottish Drunkenness,
824 Spare my Heart,
2 Sorrow, Friend,
375 Sabbath, Song of,
. 376 Swallow, not a Summer,
. 380 Spring is Coming, 492
. 387 Sweet Poem,
. 501 Secret of the Stream,
Tennyson's Ode to Wellington,
. 449 Sculptured Vase,
Things Talked of in London,
. 766 Stanzas,
806 Turner and Claude, .
. 276 TALES : Time, .
222 Valediction, A, 253 Duel, The,
39 Wife, To an Absent, . . 177 Fortune, How one was made,
. 493 Would you Remember Me,
89 Plaint of Freedom,
• 557 Punch, 96, 236, 320, 353, 513, 577, 599, 619, Lodgings that would not suit,
419 624, 682 Lady Lee's Widowhood, 600, 687, 737, 793 Pulszky's Sketches, American Society, 97 Lost Messmate,
.683 Pierce, President,
Night in Cunnemara,
91 Poe, Edgar A., Prediction, 1758,
226 Patmos, Perfidious,
Royal Whim, Pereira, Dr., 351 Sleepers Awakened,
57 Peel's Speeches, 481 Two Lives, Story of,
473 Patents, Principles and Effects not liable to, 484
Well in Wilderness, Poultry, Carving of,
Wooden Spoon, Palmerstonian Catechism,
619 Preacher and the King, 653 Uncle Tom's Cabin,
1, 256 Pine-apple,
735 Paris after Waterloo,
1 Popery, Europe, America, - 788 Washington's Letters,
2, 624 Pacific, Cruise among the Islands of, 789
542 Radcliffe, Mrs., . 110 Whittier's Chapel of the Hermits,
146 Refugee Question,
192 Railway, Improved Returns,
.400 Wellington, Larpent's Journal, 319, 364 Rome, Posthumous Supremacy of, 508 Westchester Guides, Last of,
850 Ramsay, Allan, 574 Wigs, A Word upon,
543 Rob Roy's last Moments,
771 Reading, Too much, . 682 Young, Doctor Edward,
LITTELL'S LIVING AGE. — No. 463.—2 APRIL, 1853.
CONTENTS. 1. Thomas Moore, by Lord John Russell,
3 2. The Plaint of Freedom,
25 3. Lossing's Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution, N. Y. Daily Times,
27 4. How to Handle a Boat amongst Rollers,
29 5. On Choice in Marriage,
Henry Taylor's Notes from Life, 31 6. Leprosy in Norway, .
33 7. American and French Manners,
N. Y. Daily Times,
34 8. Second American Arctic Expedition,
35 9. English Dulness and Stubbornness,
36 10. Discoveries in Naples,
37 11. The Duel,
Dublin University Magazine, 39 12. Sleepers Awakened,
57 13. The Garden of Eden,
61 POETRY : The Sleep, 30 ; Cling to thy Mother, 38. SHORT ARTICLES : Discovery of a Buried City; The Miseries of Human Life, 64. New Books: 2, 64.
TO THE READER.
more than we have to say; but intend in
this part of the work to make a note occaIn beginning a Second Series, it is proper sionally for your perusal. for us to thank the numerous readers of the If the cover should be printed as well as First many of whom have kept company we hope, it will do credit to Mr. Billings, of with us from the beginning. Thirty-six vol- this city, who designed it, and to the Enumes make a long row on your shelves ; but gravers, Messrs. Baker, Smith & Andrew. there are very few pages in the whole which may not be read now with nearly as much
DANIEL WEBSTER. interest as at first, and some with more, be
The following passage from Rev. A. L. Stone's ing of the nature of fulfilled prophecy.
sermon, upon the death-bed scene of the great Our circulation is now greatly increased,
statesman, will give an idea of the whole :and we have endeavored to make some improvement in the form of the work, and have
Let us gather now closer within that central
scene, around which all these reflections group added to the quantity of matter.
and cluster. The chimes of midnight have died This number begins with an article on away on the ear, and the young morning of the Lord John Russell's memoirs of Moore, Sabbath is ushered in – though the night still which we have copied from four different holds its reign. It is the chamber of death, numbers of The Times. It created consider. There, on that couch of death, lies that form able sensation in England, and was thought mighty crown of greatness it upheld.
whose port and presence became so well the
The to have induced his lordship to delay the marble of death is settling on that broad, capa third volume. It is edifying to see the lofty cious brow, beneath which wrought and tricondescension of The Times in regard to umphed the grandest intellect of our country's
history. The life-hues are fading out from those noble authors and lecturers.
lips which have dropped upon us, through the As a specimen number of the Second times of a generation, such great, earnest, mas Series, we regret that a considerable variety sive truths. The voice seems altogether hushed, of poetry and short notices has been crowded whose grand and majestic oratory was but the out. It is not so good as the average in this fitting garniture of the regal thoughts that
marched forth in their own kingliness and sceprespect.
tred power. A dimness creeping up from the We have left ourselves room for much shades of the valley veils that deep-set, full
orbed, glorious eye, that flashed its splendors The first is entitled “ Christianity in relation to upon senates, and mighty crowds led captive at its ancient and modern antagonists." The secits will. Powerless lies the hand whose lifted ond is “on the Supernatural Element in the tokens shielded the sailor on the sea - the hum- Epistles, and its bearing on the argument.” — blest son of the soil wherever he wandered. The Bulletin. idol of so many souls — the victor in so many triumphs in that wonderful and unparalleled
Reprint of the Original Letters from Washcombinution of the statesman, the lawyer, the ington to Joseph Reed, during the Americun orator, the first man among men — is on the Revolution, referred to in the pamphlets of threshold of the uplifted portals of eternity.
Lord Mahon and Mr. Sparks. By William B. We have followed the flight of that soaring Reed. Philadelphia : A. Hart. mind in the marches of many an argument, In consequence of a controversy about the text whose stepping stones were set as the continents, of these letters, Mr. Reed has issued this very in many a burst of eloquence, that swept every
handsome edition. For this he deserves the spirit with its resistless mastery ; but who can thanks of all historical students. The work is follow it now, as the ranges of the infinite open printed in the nicest and neatest way, and reminds around it, and the unseen becomes visible? Its us more of those cleverly-printed pamphlets that own proper wings, no longer clogged by clay, the are issued for the sake of the public nowhere shadowing wings of a great spirit departing are else but in London. It is a fortunate thing that unfolding the earth-chords are well-nigh sun- Mr. Reed has been willing to incur the hazard dored ; but the lips move yet once more — the of the cost and outlay of such a work ; for, had failing heart rallies once again and the legacy he not done so, there would always have been an of last words is bequeathed to the watchers ; unadjusted question as to the fidelity with which words that may well be called prophetic of an these letters have been hitherto published, and enduring place in the affections of his country- their authority would have been blemished and men — prophetic of an undying memory in the hurt, not only as to the truth and fairness of their histories of earth — prophetic, let us hope, of a text, but they would have been open to the surfadeless immortality.
mise that some improper liberties had been taken
with them, and important parts of them unwarPutnam's Monthly Magazine, No. 2. This rantably suppressed. Now we have them all — Magazine, which seems to aim at uniting an not only the original, but also side by side with American and an English literary interest, has them the additions, corrections, and alterations, only reached its second number. It is called a as they were before this was published. This is as “ Magazine of American Literature," but an it should be, and will close the door on all future edition of it appears over here. We can speak cavil and dispute. in favorable terms of its excellent promise. By themselves the letters would be of little “Our Best Society” is an admirable paper, and value, but taken in connection with some historithe paper on Melville very interesting. But the cal controversies that have been heretofore agimost remarkable contribution is an essay which tated with harshness and bitterness of manner and we have read with much curiosity, called “ Have feeling, they possess great interest and go far to we a Bourbon among us?” This essay professes clear away the doubts that have rested upon to establish the existence, in the person of the these questions. Bulletin. Rev. Eleazer Williaws, an American missionary, of no less a potentate than Louis XVII., heir The Friends of Christ in the New Testaof the throne of France - in other words, the ment. Thirteen discourses ; by Nehemiah Adyoung dauphin whom Simon, the gaoler, treated ams, D. D. Second Edition : 8. K. Whipple & with such brutality, and whom historians relate Co. Boston, 1853. to have died in his childhood. We are aware We have been rending with unaffected delight that the success of certain fantastic literary the volume of thirteen discourses, recently pub impostures by the gifted Edgar Poe may have lished by Rev. Dr. Adams of the Essex street tempted other writers to try their hands at hoax- church in this city, with the above title. ing the public, and that this article may be a Those who neglect to place this volume upon specimen of vraisemblable inventions. But at one of the selectest shelves of their library, will any rate, this would leave it the merit of much miss doing justice to the most original, most ingenuity and readableness, while it would be affluent, and most useful volume of sermons open to condemnation for the impertinent use of which the American press has — at least, for a the names of living persons, amongst others of long time — given to the world. Congregathe Prince de Joinville. -Morn. Chron.
tionalist. The Restoration of Belief. Philadelphia : LETTERS from M. Victor Langlois — travelling Herman Hooker.
in Lower Armenia, on a scientific mission from This is a new argument in behalf of the Chris- the French government — have been received tian religion, which has created much sensation in Paris, announcing valuable results from his in England by the force of its views and the ear- research. He has, he says, transcribed a great nest style of the learned anonymous author. It number of inscriptions found in the Christian is impossible to read it without benefit, and it Churches converted into mosques since the Mus will prove a most powerful antagonist of infidel- sulman Conquest, and collected in the Armenian ity. The work is as yet incomplete. This vol- convents many important manuscripts and hithume contains the only two parts yet published. erto unpublished medals.
From the Times. Lord John Russell has not edited the meMEMOIRS OF THOMAS MOORE. * moirs of Thomas Moore. He has not even Ir goes against the grain to find fault with done the next best thing. He is a minister Lord John. It is most ungracious to rebuke of state, and knows the worth of those unthe admirable spirit with which men of his seen hands which undergo official drudgery order have set to work of late, identifying for the service of their betters. He has not themselves with the literary taste of the age, availed himself of the knowledge and experidescending from their social eminence in order ence of a man of letters, whose advice might to win still higher honor from intellectual have been usefully taken in the back-room, labor, and borrowing lustre from pursuits that while his lordship was acquiring all possible add to the dignity of the noblest, as they give respect for his undertaking in the front. It refinement and grace to the meanest, of men. is only too evident that his lordship has sufThe homage paid by the rulers of our country fered his materials to pass through his hands within the last few years to the literary pro
to the press unexamined and unsifted. The fession is among the most remarkable features two volumes issued comprise the fragment of our remarkable time. An aristocratic of an autobiography, which, unfortunately, ehieftain sitting at the same council-table comes suddenly to a close before the writer with a tribune of the people is surely a less has reached his twentieth year; four hundred marvellous sight than a prime minister dis-letters, dating from 1793 to 1818, and the coursing before the busy operatives of a beginning of a diary, the first entry of which manufacturing city upon the universality of is made on the 18th of August, 1818, and the Shakspeare and the tutored elegance of Pope. last on the 30th of August of the year followHitherto it has been a grievance, no less than ing. We have no hesitation in stating, that a reproach, to the literary man, that for him of the four hundred letters at least three no niche had been assigned in the social hundred might have been dispensed with, and fabric. Assuredly it will be his own fault that of the diary a considerable portion might now if he does not discover his rightful place, have been omitted without disappointment to and take rank with his fellows.
the reader or disadvantage to the fame of We declare that no praise can exaggerate
Thomas Moore. It is very clear that if Lord the merits of the dukes, earls, and barons John intends to proceed with bis subsequent who have fairly confessed to assembled multi- volumes on the plan he has adopted with the tudes that civilized man has something yet first two, no ordinary bookshelf will suffice nobler to boast of than magnificent descent, for his contribution ; and it is equally certain and who by their acts have vindicated a glory that, after all, we shall be as ill off for a true surpassing that achieved on the battle-field life of the poet as we were before his lordby fire and sword. But, let us be permitted ship undertook to edit his memoirs. to say, something more is required than the
If it be not too late, we would respectbare recognition of the dignity of a profession fully volunteer to Lord John Russell a very from him who undertakes to follow it for his simple suggestion. The stuff which yet reown credit and the public advantage. If mains in his hands must be abundant, and literature reveals occasionally the preternatu- no doubt contains the elements of a good ral signs of inspired genius, it also includes biographical work. The public are not sothe more numerous productions of instructed licitous for all the letters of a deceased poet. and painstaking art. There is no royal road unless such letters have intrinsic value as to science, and certainly no ducal avenue to records of noteworthy facts, or are remark-, philosophy or verse. Welcome, noble lords, able and instructive specimens of prose comto the workshop, but do not scorn the tools ! position. When Southey published the life Labor with us if you will-take your fair of Cowper, and made the letters of that portion of the wages earned, but grudge not poet the most prominent feature of his work, the sweat that sweetens toil and makes it he had justification for his act, for inore fructify. Wear the laurel in your coronet, cient or modern times, and Englishmen could
charming epistles had never appeared in anbut show your title to the leaf!
not peruse them without lasting edification Memoirs, Journal, and Correspondence of Thomas and delight. Southey's own letters, subMoore. Edited by the Right Hon. Lord John Russell, M. P. Vols. 1 and 2. London : Longmans, sequently communicated to the werld by the
Laureate's son, came to us in profusion; but :