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Herewith we present to you the first volume of the New Series. If
will examine the Table of Contents, which is prefixed to the Index, we hope you will think it superior to any other quarterly in the world. Each volume is our quarterly number.
The Eight Hundred and Twenty-four pages which are before you contain as much matter as sixteen hundred and fifty pages of the Edinburgh or Quarterly Reviews. Each of our pages contains as much as two pages of the other works.
There is no question of the abundant quantity of reading contained in "The Living Age," and as to its quality, it is “made up of every creature's best.”
The General Index to the First Series is considerably advanced, but we cannot yet promise when it shall be completed. The gentleman engaged in the matter finds it an ever-growing labor; for as he goes on he is continually obliged to enlarge his plan. We think that all who have a complete set bound, will testify to the continued and growing interest of the back volumes.
From the great field which is before us we shall continue to present to you, once a week, an abundant supply of matter, matter for memory and thought, — refreshed and quickened by as much spirit and life as we can gather.
Excuse us if we copy here (“ business is business”) a notice of the Second Series, from the New York Times, written by the editor, Mr. Raymond, who is now in Europe, making extensive arrangements for the greater perfection of that full and vigorous paper, which we have from the beginning taken great delight in.
Age cannot wither, nor custom stale
llis infinite variety.'
After founding and editing any number of periodicals, all of which have enjoyed their heyday of fame and success, we have him once more remodeling and renewing the Living Age for a fresh campaign, and still higher claims upon popular favor. The size, for one thing, has been changed from a large to a medium octavo ; a decided amendment. The number of pages has been increased to sixty-four ; which, it is needless to say, will always be filled with the choicest selections, so long as Mr. LITTELL prepares copy. Prose and verse ; fact and fiction ; opinion and speculation ; the best things in all those periodicals whose portraits decorate the cover ; the noteworthy leaders of the foreign and domestic news press ; and, indeed, a fair résumé of the literature and creed of the time, will crowd each weekly number. With a programme so extended, and the undoubted good faith wherewith all its engagements are made, there can be no question about the value and popularity of the magazine. It cannot have more of the latter commodity than it merits.”
We copy the above just as it appeared, — although there are some phrases which speak of us as rather elderly, — trusting that none of our regular readers will suspect us of growing “ too old and wise.” It is cheering to find that our labors receive the commendation of good judges.
TABLE OF THE PRINCIPAL CONTENTS
THE LIVING AGE, VOL. XXXVII.
THE FIRST QUARTERLY VOLUME OF THE SECOND SERIES.
APRIL, MAY, AND JUNE, 1853.
Saul of Tarsus, .
. 131 Baroness D'Oberkirch and Citizen Mercier, 83
Church of England in the Mountains, .515 Young, Akenside, Boswell, .
.579 Dr. Pereira,
A Word upon Wigs,
The Dead, as described by Homer,
Search for Sir John Franklin,
707 How a Fortune was made,
NORTH BRITISH REVIEW.
Sunday in the Nineteenth Century, ..67
Garden of Eden,
Last Hours of Napoleon, ****
BRITISH QUARTERLY REVIEW.
Flies in Amber,
Mad. Scarron, her Friends and Relatives, . 233
. 387 Mrs. Radcliffe, .
John Rintoul ; or, Fragment of the Wreck,
The War in Algeria,
113, 403 The Wooden Spoon,
Clubs and Clubbists,
354 Writings of T. B. Macaulay,
Lady Lee's Widowhood, .600, 687, 737, 793 Story of Two Lives, .
807 Henry Arnaud and the Waldenses, 771
Octavius of Minucius Felix, .
259 Demetrius, the Impostor,
Tennyson's Revised Ode on Wellington, 441
DUBLIN UNIVERSITY MAGAZINE.
The Preacher and the King,
L. E. L. and the Gold Coast,
Lord Byron's Autobiography,
Crown Matrimonial of France,
283 Paris after Waterloo,
Ludwig Tieck, .
New MONTHLY MAGAZINE.
A Royal Whim, .
Constitutional League in Europe,
Turks and Christians,
Richard Henry Dana,
Kennedy's Second Voyage of the Prince Al-
Well in the Wilderness,
184 Posthumous Supremacy of Rome,
Cut across the Scotch Highlands,
216 Alexander Smith's Poems,
The Lewis What is it?.
277 Wanderings through the Cities of Italy, . .676
Private Journal of F. S. Larpent,
319 Cruise among the Islands of the Western Pa-
Bonaparte Family at Florence, .
The Refugee Question,
Austria and Turkey,
. 375 Gabriel's Marriage,
. 486 Six Years among Cannibals,
Memoirs of Thomas Moore,
. 507 Home for Homeless Women,
Abd-el-Kader on Horseback,
Kingdom of Reconciled Impossibilities, 755
Asylum of the World, .
Ottoman Empire, .
Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin,
Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, .
ELIZA COOK'S JOURNAL.
Havernick's Old Testament,
443 Apsley House,
Hengstenberg on the Lord's Day,
Connelly's Coming Struggle with Rome, 443 Sculptor's Career,
Alexander Smith's Poems,
Thomas Moore, by Lord John Russell, 3
Second American Arctic Expedition,
Night in Cunnemara,
91 English Dulness and Stubbornness,
Edgar A. Poe,
. 157 Betting on Public Affairs, .
Old-Fashioned Swedish Wedding,
. 168 Stowe Demonstration,
A Word on Bristles, .
N. Y. OBSERVER.
Revival of Oil Anointing,
401 Miss McIntosh's Letter to the Ladies of Eng-
Lodgings that would not suit,
. 419 land,
Bar-Maid's View of Mankind,
JOURNAL OF COMMERCE.
Talked of in London, .
482 Mr. Darley's Wyoming,
Statistics of American Slavery,
. 489 Inconsistency of Error,
Female of the Human Species,
. 534 Spirit Rappings,
The Giving Bee, .
Lamartine on the Restoration,
NEW YORK TIMES.
Poetry of Walter Savage Landor,
679 Field-Book of the Revolution,
The Lost Messmate,
683 | American and French Manners,
Coal Mine Explosions,
758 Another gone to the Spirits,
DICKENS' HOUSEHOLD WORDS.
Pulszky's American Society,
Seventy-Eight Years Ago,
178, 549 | Uncle Tom in France,
Walk through a Mountain,
Received, a Blank Child,
N. Y. EVENING Post.
344 American Writers for English Reviews, . . 105
Antiquities, .... 2, 37, 64, 318, 340, 402 | Bozzies,
American Writers for English Reviews, 105, 489 Betting on Public Affairs,
107 Bristles, a Word on,
127 Bible Society,
Algeria, War in,
237 Bar-Maid's View of Mankind,
Asylum of the World,
341 Bonaparte Family at Florence,
349 Buch, M. de, .
Austria and Turkey,
375 Byron, Lord, Autobiography,
Abd-el-Kader on Horseback,
643 Brown's Mont Blanc,
Arnaud, Henry, and the Waldenses,
America, Europe, Popery,
Cruikshank's Works, George,
Ancestors, Domestic Habits of our,
Child, A Blank,
Books, New, 1, 64, 105, 129, 130, 340, 443, 444, Calculations by Mrs. Trollope,
481, 537, 555, 576, 624, 631, 768, 824 Customs, Savage,
Boat, how to Handle,
29 Clubs and Clubbists,
88 Constitutional League,
127 Chickens Sold to the Legislature,
Bulwer, Sir E. L.,