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THE

NATIONAL MAGAZINE:

DEVOTED TO

Literature, Art, and Religion.

ABEL STEVENS, EDITOR.

VOLUME I.

JULY TO DECEMBER, 1852.

New-York:
PUBLISHED BY CARLTON & PHILLIPS,

200 MULBERRY-STREET.

1852.

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CONTENTS.

..... 246

9

Page

Page
Agnew, Sir Andrew....
358 Jeffrey, Lord.........

218
Alchemists, History of the...... .308, 402, 496 Jelly-fishes.........

540
Almet's Vision ........
257 Jews' Place of Lamentation..

14
Animals, Anecdotes of....
160 Johnson, Life and Times of.

.393, 488
Experience in....
367

443
Arago on the Sun, latest discoveries respect-

Koh-i-Noor, Recutting of the...........
267 Lelia, Little.........

521
Armenian Church and Mount Ararat......... 26 Liberty, The Cap of.

56
Art Education among all Classes...
467 Linnet and his Nest, The.

152

Art Intelligence........86, 177, 288, 383, 479, 571 Literary Impostures, Extraordinary.. 437

Auld Lang Syne

454 Literary Record.........87, 178, 281, 377, 476, 567

Baba Abdoollah

434

Literature and Logic of the Interior". .349

Beacon-Fire of the Tyrol

43

Literature, Humorous, its History.

Beecher, Dr. Lyman, Sketch of

Literature, Periodical....

1

Birds, Pleasant Words about.....
117 Magistrate Smuggler, The

548
Bishop, Training of a.......
425 Man, A Great, Self-wrecked

362

Bob Multiform, the “Ne'er do Well".

49

Margaret Fuller Ossoli

.314, 409, 529

Book Notices ............91, 191, 280, 376, 475, 566 Marriage Ceremonies......

66

Bossaldab's Vision...

329 Marriage, A Daughter's..

84

Bruin at College...

151 Meteor, A Beautiful....

307

Bryant, William Cullen....

385
Mexican Boa Snakes

505
Bunyan, Character of, as a Theologian......... 341 Mezzofanti, Cardinal, the Linguist...... .321
Carlyle, Religion of.......

20
Microscope, A Powerful.......

392

Cartwright, Peter, A Character..

Milton.....

41

76

Catacombs, Church in the.......... ...314, 449

Monomaniacs—Ludicrous Examples......

Child, The Lost, Found.....

252

Moore, Thomas, his Character as an Author 57
Chinese Patience, The New Trowsers.......... 265

Multiform, Bob, “ The Ne'er Do Well".. 49

Christianity in Poverty and Sickness.......... 163

Murillo, the Artist, Extraordinary Auction-

Christianity, The, Required by the Times 212

Scene......

78

545
368, 501 My First Brief.

Church in the Catacombs.........

.344, 449

Naturalist, The Eccentric....

257

Coleridge, Biographical and Critical Sketch of 289 Neander, Sketch of........

193
Coleridge, Hartley......

Needlewoman, The

452
Coleridge on Reason and Understanding..... 273 Nineveh, Buried Palaces of..

108
Copernicus, The Last Days of.........
Coronation Ceremonies, Ancient............. 261 Odyle and Ghosts....

423
Costume, Female.....

525 Olin, President, Sketch of..

Crystal Palace, Its New Site and New Uses 236

Oriental Tales, Select...... 121, 259, 329, 434, 527

Orthography, (Webster).

418

Desert Island, The......
527 Ossian, A Night with......

340
Dreaming, Rapidity of Thought in.

445

Ossoli, Margaret Faller .....314, 409, 529
Drew, Samuel....

144
Dufavel's Adventures in a Well...

174 Palm Leaves, Select Oriental Tales.... 121, 259
Dust-Showers and Red Rain..

72

329, 434, 527
Editorial Notes......

Passion, The Ruling...

359
..96, 192
Editor's Table

64

..277, 372, 471, 563 Philosophic Schools of Greece

Pearl, History of the

Education, Art, among all Classes

16

Elliott, Dr. Charles, Biographical Sketch of 560 Photography, its Origin, &c.......... .446, 510

Picture, A

112

Fables, Romantic......

32 Pitois, Pierre, (the Ruling Passion)

359

Fall of the Curtain, The, Louis XIV

549 Poetic Pictures, Childhood....

366

Fastidious, Be not too......

25

Return of the Sennerin..... 275

Figaro's Shops

261
The Lost Hunter.......

462

Flowers, The Odor of........

365

Christmas Carol, A.........

5.53

Fox's Revenge, &c.....

461

Christmas Tree, The Legend of .....500

Fry, Mrs., and her Slanderer......

164 Poetry, An Old Idea, newly Clad...

23

Genius, The Struggle of, with Pain (Schiller) 339

A Scene from Wordsworth..

176

Ghosts, Odyle and.

423

Be Strong...

60

Ghost Stories, How they originate..... 228

Child in Heaven.....

15
Goethe, Schiller and, in Relation to Chris-

Ein' Feste Burg ist Unser Gotte. 224

tianity.....

468

Evening ....

168

Grundtvig and his Song of Praise.... 40

Latin Hymns...

428

Halleck, Fitz-Greene.....

Loss of the Henry Clay.

349

481
Herschel, Rosse, and the Telescope.

274
81

Miller's Daughter, The....
Holman, Lieut., The Blind Traveler.

274
131

Origin of the Moss Rose.....
Hopkins, Samuel, D. D...........

The Ruler's Daughter.........

554

274

Iceland and its Inhabitants

262

Potts, Perugino, Humorous Passages in the

Insect Wings......

225

Life of........

241

Irving, Washington....

444

Prior, The Good........

419

Ivory, and its Applications.....

155 | Questions, Simple, Scientifically Answered.. 276

464

Page

Page

Rain, Red, and Dust-Showers.....

72 Southey, Robert.

513

Rap for the Rappers, A

349 | Southey in his Library.

Reason and Understanding, according to Splugen, The Old Court House of....

495

Coleridge.....

273 | Sterling, John, Sketch of..
Religious Summary.....92, 186, 255, 3-0), 177, 569 Success in Lowly Life, Example of..

425

Rhine, Scenes on the.....

97 | Sun, Arago on the.....

267

Richter, Detached Thoughts from.........470, 536 ' Superstitions, Popular.....

32

Richter, Jean Paul

158 Synchronistics, The Year 1618.

1:22

Robespierre

331
Rome, Modern, its Edifices and People 297

Talfourd, Sergeant, Scraps from.

433

75
Rome, Old, Private Life and Public Splen-

Temper, Control of....
dor of

199
Thought- Fashions

136

Posse, Herschel, and the Telescope ......

Thought, Rapidity of, in Drt aming:

415

124

Rosicrucians, Their History and Principles.. 140

Thurlow, Lord Chancellor.....

Times' Office, A Visit to the...
Round Table, True History of the ..........

2701
Time's Review of Character......

831
Schiller ......

339 ! Touch, The Sense of, Philosophically con-

Schiller and Goethe in Relation to ('hristi 1 sidered....

129

anity......

468 Training, Domestie, Anecdotes of Ani-

Schoolmaster in Georgia...

61 mals.

160

Schools, Philosophic, of Greece..

16

Tree of Solomon, The.

325

Scientific Items.........95, 189, 257, 3-4, 4-6, 572 Trenton Falls....

102

Sculpture, Process of.....

431 Trowsers, The New, Chinese Patience.......... 265

Seventh Son of a Seventh Son

329

Tyrol, Beacon-Fire of the.
Shaman, Siberian, Description of........ 250
Shilling, Autobiography of..

Weather Wisdom....

30
Shoemaker of St. Anstell, Samuel Drew ...... 141

Webster, Daniel..

Silk-Worm, Natural History of the..

114

Wellington, The Duke of.....

Skill leads to Fortune, Notable Examples... 12,5

Wesleyan University.

2:29

Smith, Adam, Residence of..

Witches. Adventures of Will with the....

137
Socrates

169
Word, The Fatal, or Tale of Horrors

333

Solomon, The Tree of

323 Yezidis, or Devil Worshipers.................. 51

Dr. Stephen Olin-Portrait

4

1

The Return of the Sennerin

275

Dr. Lyman Beecher-Portrait.

6 Samuel Taylor Coleridge-Portrait.

289

Milton at the Age of Nineteen

Enlistment of Coleridge....

Cottage at Forest Hill

10 Coleridge Cottage.

292

Milton's House at Chalfont...

Coleridge's Residence at Highgate.... 293

Fac-simile of Milton's Receipt for “ Paradise Modern Romans..

297

12 Piazza del Campidoglio....

298

St. Giles's Church...

13 Farnese Palace....

299

The Jews' Wailing-Place at Jerusalem

14 St. Peter's Church....

302

The Philosopher and his Disciples..... 16 The Alchemist's Laboratory.

309

The Apostle Paul preaching at Athens......

19

Albertus Magnus....

309

Murillo the Artist....

Arnold de Villeneuve.

311

Initial Sketch....

97

Raymond Lulli...

311

Lorchausen

98

Rural Scenery

366

Rheindiebach....

98

The Spinning-Wheel...

307

Rheinstein.....

98 William Cullen Bryant- Portrait..

355

Assmanshausen....

99

Lichfield in 1730....

393

Mouse Tower.....

99

Michael Johnson...

393

Bridge over the Nahe, near Bingen...

Parlor in the House where Johnson was born 395

Bingen

101 Dr. Sacheverel Preaching.....

395

Trenton Falls ......

102 Lichtield School......

396

First Fall....

102 | Bearing Johnson to School...

397

Sherman Fall.

103 Parson Ford.....

397

High Falls-Front View.....

104 Christ Church Meadow.......

399

High Falls–Looking down the Ravine....... 104 Pembroke College Gateway.

400

Vignette......

105 Statuette of the Duke of Wellington.... 459

Cascade of the Alhambra......

10.5 The Chamois Hunter........

462

Scene near the Rocky Ileart..

106 The Lost Hunter.....

403

Carmichael's Point.....

106 Fitz-Greene Halleck-Portrait.

481

Vignette-Deer on the Lookout.

107 Dr. Johnson-Portrait.......

488

The Widower's Garland..

176 Market-Bosworth School...

490

Veander-Portrait.......

193 Birmingham in 1730...

491

The Forum Restored...

199 Edward Cave....

492

Roman House-Interior

2000

Mrs. Johnson..

493

A Roman in his Library.

201

Edial House...

494

The Pantheon......

206 Cornelius Agrippa..

496

The Colosseum...

Paracelsus

4.97

Temple of Vesta..

210 Legend of the Christmas-Tree..

Claudian Aqueduct.

210 Christmas Carol...

The Arch of Titus...

211 Dr. Samuel Hopkins-Portrait.

Bearing the spoils of the Temple ............ 211 Dr. Charles Elliott-Portrait.....

560

208

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THE

NATIONAL MAGAZINE.

JULY, 1852.

PERIODICAL LITERATURE.

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