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Heraud, his Papers on Milton-
Eecentric Club, Selection from

Part I. ................... 117
the Records of the, by Nick

Part II. .......

361
Sober ....
........ 262, 424, 549 Part III. .....

595
Edinburgh Review and Dr. Chan Herrick (Rev. Robert), his Poems,

ning ..................... 575 Short's Selections from, Re-
Education—a Letter to Birkbeck

viewed ................... 600
by Stothard ............... 461
Ellis (Mrs.) on the Women of

1.
England ..................
Ernest, a Poem .............. 700

“I cannot Smoke" ........... 314
Even-tide ................... Image-Boy .................. 303

Jones's (Jacob) Cathedral Bell.. 116
F.

Jonson (Ben), his Works, with

Barry Cornwall's Memoir.... 116
Fables, Library Edition of .... 206 Jouffroy's (Theodore) Essay on
Faust, the Second Part of Gö-

the Method of Philosophical
the's, translated by L. J. Ber-

Study .................... 206
nays..93, 129, 293, 413, 534, 645 Irvine (Alex.), his London Flora 110
Food, Mr. Grisenthwaite on.... 351 Isabel Deane, a Tale, being No. I.

of the Second Series of the
Remembrances of a Monthly
Nurse ..........

........ 14
Gambler, the, selected from the
Records of the Eccentric Club 424

K.
Genius, the Pleasures of, a Poem,
by John A. Heraud. Part I.. 37 Karr's (Alphonso) Lover to his

Part II. . 160 | Mistress, translated ........ 219

Part III. 247 | Krummacher's Relics of Elijah
Globe-Maker, the, a Reverie.... 243 the Tishbite .............. 115
Gobie, the .......

.......... 200 Krummacher's Jacob Wrestling
Godwin (Geo., Jun., F.S.A.) his with the Angel ............ 116

Churches of London .... 113, 206
Godwin (Mrs.) her Two Voices 402

L.
her Reconciliation 569
Gothe's Faust, the Second Part Lamartine and Novalis .... 56, 435

of, translated by Leopold J. Latham (R. G.), his Translation
Bernays .. 93, 129, 293, 413, 534, of E. Tegner's Axel ........ 87

Laurel and the Rose .......... 621
Green-Room.......... 92, 218, 447 Lavater's Original Maxims for
Greeting, Our New Year's ..... 1 the Young ............... 115
Grisenthwaite on Food ....... 351

113
Guarantees of the English Con Legal Fictions, by N. T. Moile . 197
stitution, by Dr. Michelson .. 404, Legal Guide, the ....... ..:

113
506 Library Colloquies .....79, 227,448
Gutzlafl's (Chas.) Three Voyages

- Monologue .......... 662
round the Coast of China in Light, the Undulatory Theory of,
1831, 1832, and 1833 ...... 468 by Charles Toogood Downing

219, 256, 564, 675
Literature, 215, Spanish ...... 473

Little Derwent's Breakfast..... 670
Hastings, Lady Flora.......... 594 Lockhart, J. G., his Vindication
Heraud (John A.) — The Plea-

of Sir Walter Scott ......... 576
sures of Genius, a Poem, by Lover, the, to his Mistress, from
him. Part I...

............. 37 the French of Alphonse Karr.. 219
Part II. .

1. ............ 160 Loyal Suggestions, humbly sub-
Part III. ............ 247 mitted to the Queen's Most

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Excellent Majesty, by an Æs Philosophical Study, by Theodore
thetic Student in Morals..... 569 Jouffroy ................. 206

Piromides, the, a tragedy ...... 458

Pleasures of Genius, the, a poem,
Manners, Customs, and Charac-

by John A. Heraud, Part I.. 37
ter of the Zoolus ........

II.. 160
Mansel's, H. L, Mind's Elysium 272

III.. 247
- Sonnets...... 702 Poet, the Nameless ..........
Marston, J. W., on Poetry .... 81 Poetry, Remarks on .....

---- on Poetic Cul Politics, Remarks on ........10, 214
ture...........

Pollock, Sir F........

.... 113
Maxims for Mothers........... 632 Port Natal ........ ....... 634
McHenry's, James, M.D., Ante Portraiture .......

........, 113
diluvians ................. 356 | Pritchard, Andrew, his Micros-
MCaul, the Rey. Alex. D.D.,

copic Illustrations of Living
Sketches of Judaism and the

Objects .........

... 110
Jews ....... ............. 116 Prothanasia, by Mr. Thomas
Mead, Henry, on Shakspere.... 231 | Wade ......

.. 662
Mechanic Invention, theSoniferon 112
Menechilda, the Idiot of Madrid 48

Q.
Milton, Papers on, Part I...... 117

Quizfizz's Heads of the People
II...... 361

113, 206
III...... 595
Miller's, Thos., Rural Sketches 665
Moile's, Nicholas Thirning, Spe. Reade, John Edmund, his Deluge,
cimen of a new edition of

a drama .................. 356
State Trials ............... 197 Reconciliation, by Mrs. Godwin 569
Mr. George Stevens, being No.V.

Remembrances of a Monthly
second series, of the Remem-

Nurse, second series
brances of a Monthly Nurse.. 516 No. 1. Isabel Deane........ 14
Mr. Morton Moncton, being No.

2. The Marchioness L-d
III, second series, of the Re-

and Lady Jane Ur-
membrances of a Monthly

quhart ............ 171
Nurse.................

3. Mr. Morton Moncton 272
Muston's Outlines of celebrated

4. The Countess of L- 383
Works from the best Masters 113

5. Mr. George Stevens .. 516

Retrospect of Spanish Literature,
N.

by Professor Carlo Pepoli.... 473
Norse Papers, No, I., by George Richelieu, reviewed i......... 448

Downes, M.A.; M.R. I.A... 237 Rooke's Henrique, reviewed.... 684
Novalis and Lamartine......56, 435 Ryall's Portraits of eminent Con-

servatives and Statesmen ,... 113
Optics-Pritchard on the Micro-

scope ................... 110 | Scarlet Fathers .............. 114
Oxenford, John, on Lamartine Science......

........110, 214
and Novalis ............ 56, 435 Scott, Sir Walter, Genius and

Wisdom of ............... 217

-Vindication of, by Mr. Lock-
Parliamentary Topics ..... ... 583 hart ..................... 3
Parliament, opening of ........ 357 Scott's Soniferon ........... 113
Pepoli's, Professor Carlo, Retros-

Scott's, W. B., Hades, or the
pect of Spanish Literature .. 473 Transit .........

........ 356
Periodicals, Remarks on ...... 3 Shee, Sir Martin Archer, 84, 227, 630
Philosophy, Remarks on..7, 206, 209 Shelley's Works ........356, 457
Philosophy of the Mind, by J. Sonnet, Envy................ 242

Douglass. ................ 209 Sonnets, by H. L. Mansel, Esq. 702

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State Trials, Specimens of, by Ni The Marchioness L-dand Lady

cholas Thining Moile ....... 1 Jane Urquhart, being No. II.
Stokes,J., complete Cabinet-ma. of ditto.....

...... 171
ker .................... Translations ......

......... 115
Stephens, George, Voice of the Tracts for the Times, impartially
Pulpit....................

and dispassionately considered 315
Stothard, Robert T., F.S.A. elect, Trials of the Heart............ 467

H.D.S.A., Letter to George Two Voices, the............. 402
Birkbeck, Esq., M.D., presi-
dent, &c., on the Arts, forming

a basis of national education 461 Venables', Rev. R. Lester, Do.
Strauss on Restitution ........ 116 mestic Scenes in Russia..... 469
Styles's, Dr., Prize Essay on Vestris, Madame, and Shakspere,

Animal Creation .......... 577 | in relation to time and space.. 218
Syncretism in Church and State 147 | Vilage Clerk and the Widow, a

347 right-humorous and merrily-

conceited tale.............. 486

Village Magazine .......... 206
Table-Talk, or the HebrewClaims 376 Vital Principle, discovery of.... 464
Talfourd's, Serjeant, Copyright

Bill...................... 583
Tegner, Esaias, his Axel, a poem 87 Wade, Mr. Thomas, in Protha-
The Countess of L- , being

nasia .................... 662
No. IV. of the second series
of the Remembrances of a

Z.
Monthly Nurse. .......... 383 | Zoolus, the .......... 70, 304, 634

THE

MONTHLY MAGAZINE.

New Series.-Edited By John A. Heraud, Esq.

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OUR NEW YEAR'S GREETING. Dear READERS OF " THE OLD FAMILIAR" MonthlyMay the New Year be happy, as, doubtless, the Christmas has been merry! We say doubtless, as by way of surmise, because we knew you not then; and, indeed, our relation with you even now begins. More than once, however, we have discovered, that we have been well known where we have been all-unknowing ;-no stranger to them who have been stiangers to us. Most authors, however limited their fame, must have experienced this professional peculiarity; and it is, therefore, not without some degree of confidence in the belief that we may be received as an old friend or acquaintance, that we venture into your society-addressing you not too familiarly, yet without diffidence.

The proprietors of this Magazine have already appealed to you in terms so laudatory to our pretensions, and so full of expectation from our efforts, that whatever our sang froid, we cannot help feeling the burthen of the responsibility with which we are invested by their good opinion and better promises. It becomes us to assume our new office with modesty, nevertheless with courage, and that resolve which, we are told by a poet admired in our youth, but somewhat too much neglected now-a-days, is the “ column of true majesty in man.” Noble determinations precede noble actions, as the gorgeous sunset foretells a glorious morrow.

Every deed performed by man has reference to a proposition already conceived and executed in the mind. There has already risen and set a prior state, itself connected with an ever-during intelligence, which is not us, but in us—as the light that lighteth every man that cometh into the world. Nay, we ourselves, as the purposers of excellent designs, are but, as it were, propositionsaxioms divinely uttered-echoes of the one word-diverse forms of one eternal affirmation. What wonder, then, that our own propositions should be but results-derivations from previous performances -and be related, as well to what goes before as to what comes after? Even so, if, in giving an Example of what a Magazine should be, we seek to erect a standard for this species of literature in futuró, we are not without obligations to the specimens in this kind that have preceded. ..

N. S.-VOL. I.

The original Proposition, or Idea, of a Magazine, was very humble and limited in its scheme and scope. It was an infant desire, not yet cradled; for it was born without means; and, in fact, was a premature anticipation of manly vigour scarcely to be expected from such an unripe birth. The publications of this class that we now have differ more from the Negotiator's Magazine, and other productions under similar titles, than the man does from the child. Works so denominated, in the beginning, were not even periodical, nor became so, until the eighteenth century, when Cave, the celebrated printer, started the Gentleman's Magazine ; which, however, was indebted to Dr. Johnson for its ultimate prosperity. At best but a compilation, with serious “ defects in its poetical article,” and no less sad deficiences in all its other departments—mainly supported by “low jests, awkward buffoonery, or the dull scurrility of either party;"- Dr. Johnson introduced into it learning and argumentation, devoting thereto the best years of his life as a mere literary labourer (says Boswell) “ for gain, not glory," and solely to obtain an honest livelihood. To him are due, in a great measure, the parliamentary debates, jeux d'esprit, and prefaces, for which, during many lustres, the work was celebrated.

It was, however, principally to the parliamentary reports, the eloquence of debate in which proceeded altogether from Dr. Johnson's own mind, that the success of the Gentleman's Magazine was owing ; Cave, meanwhile (poor mechanical dreamer!) flattering himself that it was due to those parts of the work which he conducted, and which were, it seems, merely the abridgment of weekly papers written against the ministry of the day, such as the Craftsman, Fogg's Journal, Common Sense, the Weekly Miscellany, the Westminster Journal, and others; besides the marshalling of the pastorals, the elegies and the songs, the epigrams and the rebuses, that were sent him by various correspondents. So blind is the mere tradesman to the merit of the literary ware by which he lives! He prospers, not because of his skill, but in spite of his mistakes.

Among all the Magazines, however, that have, at different periods, had their day, or, at the present time, continne to flourish, not one appears to have been projected with a higher purpose than that of ephemeral existence. Intended for popular perusal only, their proprietors and editors seem never to have conceived the intention of fitting them for a permanent place in the library of a scholar or a gentleman. Such periodicals as now exist, indeed, are addressed mainly, if not absolutely, to narrow prejudices, prevalent errors, and party feelings. Vain is it to expect from them either faithful criticism, or truly liberal speculation, in the fruitful and ever expanding fields of Philosophy, Politics, or Religion.

We write from a pretty extensive knowledge of the subject, and know of no worse evil under the sun than what the editors of these publications suffer, by reason of the contracted views of proprietors and publishers. What we have above stated of Cave, on the authority of Dr. Johnson himself, is true of his successors to the present day. The ideal of a publisher is a man who is the negation of all principle, and, therefore, indifferent to the opinions pro

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