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the Anti-Rent Question has been met by

the Press and Public, 596—Closing words

Adventures on the Frontier of Texas and

to the Anti-Renters, 597.

Mexico. No. II., (Charles Winterfield,) Art and Artists in America, review of, 658

30.)— No. III., 505-No. IV., 599.

A True Work of Art, (Earlden,) \_Ivory

Alfieri, Autobiography of, translated, notice

Christ, 13.

of, 346,

Audubon and Birds, (Chas, Winterfield,)


American Drama, the, 117–Has the Drama

declined ? 117-Sheridan Knowles, 119

-Tortesa, the Usurer, ib.-Synopsis of


the Play, 119-20Intrigue-Plot, 121-

Analysis of the Play, 122-3—Spanish Bailey, 55.

Student, (Longfellow's,) 124-Extracts, Barrett, Miss, 53.

12.3—Originality, 126—Synopsis of the Bhagvat Geeta, or Hindoo Doctrine of Im-

Plot, 127-Deficiency of the author's

mortality, (E. B. Green,) 267.

skill, 125.9.

Big Able and Little Manhattan, Cornelius

American Enterprise in Steam Navigation, Matthews, Review of, 523.

73—First Oceanic Steamship, ib.—Let Birds, a talk about, (Charles Winterfield,)

ter respecting John Fitch, 77.


American Institute, Eighteenth Annual Birney, James, 4.

Fair of, 539.

Blennerhassett, Biographical Sketch of, (by

An American Lady, Mrs. Grant's memoirs

W. Wallace,) 133—Origin, ib.- Arrivai

of, notice of, 668.

at New York, 134-Letter from Aaron

Ancient Tear, the, a Poem, (Author of

Burr, 135—Intrigues and Speculations

“ Pen and Ink Sketches,") 384.

of Col. Burr, 135-6-His abandonment

* Angels and Ministers of Grace,” (Il Sec-

by Wilkinson, ib.—His visit to Blenner-

retario,) 694.

hassett, 137—Blennerhasselt induced to

Annexation, 452

join in his enterprises, ib.-Blennerhas.

Anti-Rent Movement and Outbreak in New sett involved in the odium attached to

York, 677—General Survey of the Times, Burr, and his property destroyed, 138–

Public Licentiousness and its dangerous Arrested in Lexington, Ky., on charge

Tendencies, 575– Terms of the Early of high treason, ib.-Blennerhassett's

Settlement of the Van Rensselaer Estate, Brief, 139–Conclusions with regard to

579-Origin of the Concerted Repudia designs of Burr and Blennerhassett, 146

tion of the Rents, 580_First Anti-Rent

-Final Residence and Death, 148–

Outbreak, Helderberg War, 581-Repu. Character of Burr, 149—Appendix, ib.

diation defined, 552–Murder of Sheriff

Steele by the “ Indians,” ib.— True Re-

lations between Tenants and Landlords,


553-Nature of the estates held by the

Tenants of Albany and Rensselaer, ib.- Campbell, Thomas, 44.

Shown not to be “ Feudal Tenures," 584 Carlyle's Life of Schiller, notice of, 668.

-Title of Stephen Van Rensselaer, 587– Cases of Conscience-Political Abolition-

Rent paid for County and City Property ism, (Prof. Tayler Lewis,) 3— Tribunal

on the same Principle, 585-City and established to interpret the Constitution,

County Tenants on the same Footing, ib.–First serious injury inflicted upon

531-Objections to Paying Rent on Ac the Constitution, ib. — Jackson's assump-

count of Particular Provisions in the tion of Executive interpretation, 4-Bir-

Contracts met, 591--Reservation of Quar ney's position in relation to the Consti-

ter Sales along with the Right of Pre tution, ib.—Garrison Abolitionists, ib.

emption, 592—Tenants might at any -Birney's Letter to Shapter, 6-Ana-

time have relieved themselves from Rent lysis of Mr. Birney's position, 7-8.

on fair terms, 593–Terms published by Challenge of Barletta, translated, notice of,

Stephen Van Rensselaer,ib. -Question of 325.

“ Perpetuities,” 595—Manner in which Chatham, a chapter on, 568.

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.

Commercial Delusions-Speculations, (I.

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

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, no-
Challenge 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, 435—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-

tion from writings of Bishop Hall, ib.- Frederic the Great, (Wm. Darby,) 292.
Journal of Texan Expedition against French Moralists, The, 499-La Bruyère,
Meir, 543–Sparks' American Biogra ib.—Montaigne, 501-Nicole, 503.
phy, vol. 16, 544—Wiley and Putman's
Library of Choice Reading, 545— Wig-

wam and Cabin, W. Gilmore Simms, ib.
- Autobiography of Alfieri, 546—Lard.
ner'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 Califor-
Modern History, Taylor's, 220–History

nia, notice of, 220.
of Oregon and California, Greenhow's,
220— The Missionary Memorial, 663-
Wolff's Mission to Bokhara, 665—Ele-

ments of Reading and Oratory, H. Vau.
deville, 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,) 310–
moirs 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.
ven 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

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

E. Beccher's, notice of, 435.
Drama, American, 117.
Dream, 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,) 39.

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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 con-
Keats, 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

--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-

ions of different members, ib.
-The Ports of Erie, Cleaveland, San-
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, 199.

Progress and Disorganization, (Il Secreta-
Lardner, Dr., Lectures on Science and Art, rio,) 90.

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,

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

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

Reorganization of the Judiciary.— The Con-
Maine, Survey and Resources of, (Rev. vention, 474—The Judiciary, ib.-Er-
Chas. 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,) 578.

of Reform, 477–Rights and Duties of
Metaphysics of Bear Hunting, (Chas. Win the Judiciary, 479--Organic Principles
tertield,) 171.

of a Judiciary, ib.-Universality of Ju-
Mexico, Will there be War with ? 221. risdiction, 480—Intercommunity of Ju.
Missionary 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.

- Probibition of Fees, &c.,457_One Ge.
My First Speculation, 349.

neral Appellate Court, ib.-Final Deci-

sions, ib.-System of Subordinate Ap-

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, 191-Conclusion,
Walker's Address, 244–Smithsonian Be 493.
quest, 21.5.

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,


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, 358—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.

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 Wal.

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.,

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

Vathek, notice of, 434,
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.
Calhoun, and the earlier Free Traders, Wiley and Putnam's Library of Choice
viz: A Uniform ad valorem Duty, ib.-

Reading, notice of, 436–do. 545.
The Vital Question, 112—Precise Princi. Wolff's Mission to Bokhara, notice of, 665.
ples of a Revenue Tariff, of Protection,
and of Free Trade, respectively, and the

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

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