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Crabbe's Synonyms, notice of, 666. Elements of Reading and Oratory, H. Vau. Coleridge, 41.

deville, notice of, 666. Colton's Life and Times of Clay, review Eulalie, a Song, (Edgar A. Poe,) 79.

of, 639. Commercial, Tariff and Finances, 105.

F. Commercial Delusions-Speculations, (I.

C. Colton,) 341— My First Speculation, Facts of M. Valdemar's Case, (Edgar A. 349,

Poe,) 561. Convention in New York State—Reorgan Fairies, The, from the German, 258. ization of the Judicary, 474.

Family Library, No. 173, notice of, 667. Critical Notices, 109–First Books of Na Farmer's Library and Monthly Journal of

tural History for Schools and Colleges, Agriculture, notice of, 218. ib.--History of France, Michelet, 110– Farmer's and Emigrant's Hand-Book, noChallenge of Barletta, translated, 325

tic of, 326. Farmer and Emigrant's Hand-book, 326, Fevers of Zanzibar, 230. - Dictionary of the English Language, Figures and Figuratives of Tobacco, 644. by Professor Reid, 433—Vathek, 434– First Oceanic Steamship ever launched, 75. Treatise on Domestic Economy, Cath- Fitch, John, 77. erine E. Beecher's, 435—Whewell's Ele Flight of Helle, a Poem, 365. ments of Morality, ib.–Gertrude, by Florentine Histories, translated, notice of, author of Amy Herbert, 433—History of 136. Roinanism, ib.-Florentine Histories, Foreign Relations, Our, 431. translated, 436-Wiley and Putnam's France, Michelet's History of, notice of, Library of Choice Reading, ib.Selec 100. tion from writings of Bishop Hall, ib.- Frederic the Great, (Wm. Darby,) 292. Journal of Texan Expedition against French Moralists, 7 he, 499_La Bruyère, Meir, 543–Sparks' American Biogra ib.—Montaigne, 501-Nicole, 503. phy, vol. 16, 514Wiley and Putman's Library of Choice Reading, 545- Wig

G. wam and Cabin, W. Gilmore Simms, ib. -Autobiography of Alfieri, 546—Lardner's Lectures on Science and Art, 217 German, Translations from the, 256. -Chaunt of Life and other Poems, Part Gertrude, by the Author of Amy Herbert, II., Rev. Ralph Hoyt, 227_Farmers Gnomes, the, from the German, 257.

notice of, 435. Library and Monthly Journal of Agri; Gods of Old, an Ode, (W. Wallace,) 27. culture, 218—Manual of Ancient and Greenhow's History of Oregon and CaliforModern History, Taylor's, 220–History of Oregon and California, Greenhow's,

nia, notice of, 220. 220—The Missionary Memorial, 663– Wolff's Mission to Bokhara, 665-Elements of Reading and Oratory, H. Vaudeville, 656—Crabbe's Synonyms, ib. Hall, Bishop, selections from the writings The Family Library, No. 173, 667—Pro of, notice of, 436. missi Sposi, by Manzoni, 667–Carlyle's Headley's Letters from Italy, 100. Life of 'Schiller, 668—Mrs. Grant's Me. Helicon in Hot Weather, (Earlden,) 310moirs of An American Lady, ib.—War Alfred Wheeler, 311-William B Hirst, ren’s Law Studies, ib.—The Lights and 314-W. W. Lord, 315. Shadows of Scottish Life, ib.—Tupper's Hemans, Mrs., 53. Poems, ib.—Sermons of Dr. Blair, ib. Heraldry, 624. Observations on the East, Dr. Durbin, ib. Hindoo Doctrine of Immortality, (E. B.

- The Rhine, Victor Hugo, ib.—The Ra Green,) 257.
von and other Poems, Edgar A. Poe, ib. Hoyt, Rev. Ralph, Chaunt of Life and other
-Western Clearings, ib.

Poems, notice of, 217.
Human Rights according to Modern Philo.

sophy, review of H. Hurlburt's Essay, 328 D.

- Human Rights, review continued, 437. Domestic Economy, Treatise on, Catherine

E. Beecher's, notice of, 435.
Drama, American, 117.
Drearn, the, Sonnet, (Laurens,) 162.'

Italy, Headley's Letters, 100.
Ivory Christ, 12.




Elf-Land, a Poem, 457.
Elliot, Ebenezer, 57.

Jay, Life and Character of, (William H.Y.

Hackett,) 59.

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Journal of a Whale Cruiser, Extract from,

(J. Ross Brown,) 230.
Judiciary, Reorganization of, 474,

Pan and Laïs, a Poem, (by Cujus,) 471.
Paraphrase of Horace, Ode

Book III.,

(Hermeneutes,) 116.

Plato, the Study of, review of “Plato conKeats, 49.

tra Atheos,” (Prof. Tayler Lewis,) 163. Kyffhäuser, the, a German Legend, (Mrs. Poe's Tales, review of, 306. Ellet,) 299.

Poets and Poetry of England, (E. P. Whip

ple,) 30—Shelly, 33—Walter Scott, 37 L.

--Coleridge, 41-Southey, 43—Moore, La Bruyère, 495.

44–Thomas Campbell, ib.—Tennyson, Lake Erie, Commerce of, 189—Changes

45— Proctor, (Barry Cornwall,) 48– since the exploration in the north-west,

Keats, 49-Ebenezer Elliot, 51–T. B. ib.-Vessels upon the Lake in 1818, 190

Macaulay, ib.—Mrs. Hemans, 53-Miss -Amount of Trade previous to the open

Barrett, ib.-P. G. Bailey, 55. ing of the Erie Canal, ib.— Number of Political Elements of the Constitution, His. Vessels, Amount of Merchandise at dif torical Notes on its Adoption, 205– ferent periods, up to the year 1844, 191-2

Meeting of the Convention, 206—Opin-The Ports of Erie, Cleaveland, San

ions of different members, ib. dusky, Milan, Toledo, Detroit, Mackinaw, Powers, Genius and Sculptures of, 199. St. Joseph's, Racine, Southport, Chicago, Prayer, the, Sonnet, (Laurens) 153. 193-4-5-Lumber Trade and Fisheries, Proctor, (Barry Cornwall,) 48. 196—Buffalo, 198.

Progress and Disorganization, (Il SecretaLardner, Dr., Lectures on Science and Art,

rio,) 90, 214.

Promissi Sposi, Manzoni, notice of, 667. Legare, Sketch of the Life and Labors of, Prussia, (William Darby,) 625.

(Il Secretario), 414. Lights and Shadows of Scottish Life, the,

R. notice of, 669. Lord, W. W., Poems of, 315.

Reid's Dictionary of the English Language, Lyell's Tour, review of, 403.

notice of, 433.

Rejected Treasure, from the Swedish of M.

Nicander, 459. Macaulay, T, B., 51.

Reorganization of the Judiciary.—The ConMaine, Survey and Resources of, (Rev. vention, 474—The Judiciary, ib.-ErChas. Upham,) 262.

rors in the Organization of the Common Marshal Macdonald, (J. T. Headley,) 15. Law Judiciary of the State, 475—Theory Marshal Lannes, (J. T. Headley,) 378. of Reform, 477-Rights and Duties of Metaphysics of Bear Hunting, (Chas. Win the Judiciary, 479—Organic Principles terfield,) 171.

of a Judiciary, ib.—Universality of JuMexico, Will there be War with ? 221. risdiction, 480—Intercommunity of JuMissionary Memorial, notice of, 663.

risdiction, 481– Judiciary Elective, 482 Monna, a Poem, (W. Gilmore Simins,) 622. - Perpetuity of Official Tenure, ib. Montaigne, 501.

Amotion of the Judges, 181-Judicial Moore, Thomas, 44.

Unity, ib.-Plurality of Judges, 185— Mrs. Grant's Memoirs of an American Eligibility, 486—Gradual Promotion, ib. Lady, notice of, 668.

- Prohibition of Fees, &c.,457-One Ge. My First Speculation, 349.

neral Appellate Court, ib.-Final Deci.

sions, ib.-System of Subordinate ApN.

peal, ib.--Present Division of the Law

Judicature of the State of New York, National Institute, (Hon. J. R. Ingersoll,) 489--Report of the Committee of Judi

235—Its Organization, 237–Mr. Poin ciary Reform, in 1837, 490—Plan of Re. sett, 239-Mr. Duponceau, ib.-Mr. formation Proposed, 491–Conclusion, Walker's Address, 244-Smithsonian Be 493. quest, 245,

Reproof, the, Sonnet, (Laurens,) 153. Nicolè, 303.

Rhine Wine Song, from the German, 256. No Rest, a Poem, (De Noto,) 657.

River, the, from the Swedish of Tegner,

357. 0.

Romanism, History of, notice of, 435.


Observations on the East, Dr. Durbin, no

tice of, 668. Orpheus, a Poem, (J. R. Lowell,) 131. Our Position, Introductory to 2d Vol., 1.

Scenery and Resources of Maine, (Rev.

Charles Upham,) 262.

Scotch School of Philosophy and Criticism, have not against those who have, 114

386--Adam Smith, 388-Hume, Reed, Probable War upon the Tarifi, ib.
Kaims, Stewart, 391-Campbell, &c.; Tariff and Finances, 106.

Taylor's Manual of Ancient and Modern Scott, Sir Walter, 43.

History, notice of, 220. Scottish Life, the Lights and Shadows of, Tennyson, 45. notice of, 668.

Texian Expedition against Meir, notice of, Sermons of Dr. Blair, notice of, 668.

543. Shelley, Percy B., 33.

The Ghostly Funeral, (Robert Oliver,) 69. Simms, W. Gilmore, Wigwam and Cabin, The Rhine, Victor Hugo, notice of, 668. notice of, 545.

The Tree, a Sonnet, (Laurens,) 188. Sketches of Zanzibar, (J. Ross Brown) The True Death, a Poem, (William Wal154.

lace,) 494. Smith, Adam, 388.

Translations from the German, (George P. Society and Civilization, (John Qnincy Marsh,) 256—Rhine Wine Song, from Adams,) 180.

the German of Claudius, ib. - The Sonnets, (Laurens,) 133—The Prayer, ib. Gnomes, froin the German of Matthisson, - The Reproof, ib.

257—The Fairies, 258-The River, from Southey, 43.

the Swedish of Tegner, 357. Spanish Student, 124_Extracts, 125–Sy- Tupper's Poems, notice of, 668.

nopsis of, 127-Analysis of, 128 9. Sparks' American Biography, Vol. XIV.,

V. notice of, 544. Stanzas, to Mary, 305. Statuary, the, a Poem, (William Wallace,) Vanity of Vanities, (Il Secretario,) 258.

Vathek, notice of, 434, 287. Steam Navigation, American Enterprise

in, 75.
Style, (J. D. Whelpley,) 258.

Warren's Law Studies, notice of, 668.

Western Clearings, notice of, 668.

Wheeler, Alfred, Poems of, 311. Tariff Question, (Horace Greeley,) 111– Whewell's Elements of Morality, notice of,

The Utmost Point contended for by Mr. Wiley and Putnam's Library of Choice viz: A Uniform ad valorem Duty, ib. - Wolf's Mission to Bokhara, notice of, 665. The Vital Question, 112—Precise Principles of a Revenue Tariff, of Protection, and of Free Trade, respectively, and the

z. effects from them, ib.-Outcry against the Tariff in fact the War of those who Zanzibar, Sketches of, 230.

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With the present number commences tial. It is from a want of attention to a second volume of the American Re- this plain necessity in the case, that every view. We embrace the occasion, to journal of importance, ever started in this speak briefly of our position and pros- country, has fallen in the way-failing, pects. If it is not due to any character of course, to be generally received, which the Magazine has acquired for it- equally as it failed of adapting itself for self, it is at least due to the cordial inter- such reception. So simple a matter of est of those who have aided it in reach- history was not to be disregarded—even ing the point it occupies. It is, more if the national influence of the work were over, necessary that it be at once fully un not the main consideration, but merly an derstood, and beyond the possibility of extended patronage. mistake, what were at first, and what This important object being distinctly must be, with any hope of success, the before us, several particular positions aims and efforts proposed in its establish were evidently to be avoided. ment.

In the first place, wherever located The great practical object of this work and conducted, the work must be kept has always been, that it should be, in the very free from all sectional doctrines, and fullest sense, NATIONAL. It was very

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It was not only to go into every sections in the national councils, united part of the Union, but to be received in their names on the original prospectus, every part, as a reliable expositor-in partly for the express purpose of guar. politics, in literature, in morals, in social anteeing to the community the maintescience-of all the great and true inter nance of such a course.

This course, ests of the commonwealth, the organ, for accordingly, has been kept steadily in the nation, of a just conservative PRO- view, and is never to be lost sight of.

It was evident, indeed, that the A second position, as plainly to be former of these great results could not be avoided, was that of a sectarian bias. effected without the latter ; the Review Every one perceives at once the strong could never attain both an extended and necessity, in this country, of keeping permanent circulation, without rendering such an organ well aloof from such a itself universally acceptable and influen- position. The other great interests—of




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practical government, political morality, Union—that one of the chief of these true social progress, - literature, science, to harmonize and unite, since art,-forbid the introduction of an ele- without harmony in a party-or at least a ment which could only breed incessant wise forbearance--there can be no union, and ruinous dissension. When, how- and without union, no possible strength ever, this journal fails to support, with or prosperity. There is always enough, whatever power it may possess, the moreover, to be said on great national foundations, and pillars and outposts, of topics-practical and general principles, that greatest of all elements at once of important measures of government and conservatism and progress-Christianity the wisdom that should inform the times, -it will be time for it to be abandoned without descending to such materials. * of all men as an instrument of danger to To maintain the Review in this course

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we shall not fail to receive in this effort tisan or personal divisions that might un- the general approbation of our supportfortunately arise. The Whig Party is a For the just and bonorable moNational party. All its principles, its tives with which the work was begun, measures, its tone of feeling, are national. for its unwavering maintenance, unaided, Unlike its opponent, it has nothing to notwithstanding the defeat of the best say in one part of the country, which it hopes of the country and the temporary dares not, and does not, say in any other. disheartening of our well-wishers, and It avoids, therefore, not only the sec for the equal course--if nothing better-tional and sectarian elements spoken of in which it has persevered up to this above, but all the jealousies of favorit- time, we have nothing more to ask, ism, and the attempts of unprincipled than that those who read its pages, shall place-hunters—men often without busi- be willing to let its future character deness, without property, without public cide the question of its final support. confidence-seeking to rake together little political notoriety by creating party It may be added, in view of the voldissension. There are enough such ume begun, that more extended arrangetroublers of the public—both private ments have been made, by which both po. writers and conductors of the press—ir- litical and literary matter of a high order responsible persons, accustomed to defend will be regularly furnished to the Retheir evil interference on the ground of view. The political articles, also, will be personal responsibility. They have their more frequent, as well as from the ablest reward. But the American Review was pens.

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