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TO THE

FIRST VOLUME.

NEW SERIES.

ADVENTURE in the North, page 9
A Chapter on Duns, 79
Akenside, Unpublished Poem by, 76
Album, The. The Dirge of Wallace. By T.

Campbell, Esq., 130
American Hunter, The. By Mary Howitt, 255
Anacreontic. From the German of the

Count Von Platen, 271
Apologue, An. By T. Gaspey, Esq., 133
Approved mode of making a sovel, 197
Aspen Tree, The, 252
Autumn Flowers, 323
Auto-biography of a Spoiled Child. By

M. J. J. “Authoress of Phantasmagoria,

177
Avenger, The. A Spanish Ballad, 184
Bore, The Friendly, 194
Brandenburgh Harvest Song. By Mrs. He-

mans, 295
Bring Flowers. By Mrs. Hemans, 117
Britton's Auto-biography, Extracts from, 52
Butchers' Boys, 129
Byron, Lord, his adoption of Wordsworth's

Metaphysics, 70
Carrington's Dartmoor. Review of, 235.
Charades, Three. By Professor Porson,

198
Chatterton, Unpublished Poem by, 160
Chit-Chat ; Literary and Miscellaneous.-

For January.-Circulation of Blackwood's
Magazine.-Absurd Story of the Arrest of
Sheridan's Corpse corrected.—Rob Roy's
Challenge.-French Antidote for the Small
Pox.-Regeneration of the Monthly Maga-
zine, by Messrs. Cox and Baylis.--Pro-
jected Life of Mrs. Siddons.—Dr. Parr and
his three Bozzis.—Newly-invented French
Silk-weaving Machine. The North Pole
Humbug.–Šir Richard Phillips's Vamps,
published by Knight and Lacey.-Singu-
iar Geological Fact respecting the Ame-
thyst.–New Edition of Mr. Campbell's
British Poets, Suggestion respecting.–
Projected Life of Wolfe, Trick of the
annonce of.- Translations of Ariosto and

Tasso, by Stewart Rose, J. H. Wiffen, Sir
John Harrington, and Fairfax, Opinions
of.Deacon's November Nights.--Folio
Edition of the Scriptures, with Preface,
by Calvin, at Hunsley Beacon, Yorkshire.
-Steam Vessels on a novel Principle.-
Discovery of Antiquities at Tusculum.-
Translation into English of La Secchia
Rapita by Mr. Atkinson.—Mr. Pettigrew's
Catalogue of the Duke of Sussex's Library.
-Origin of Mrs. Shelley's Last Man.
Mrs. Belzoni, liberal Conduct of Mr.
Brockedon, the Artist, to.—Charter of the
Royal Society of Literature, &c., &c., 54,
et seg.

For February.-Mrs. Heman's Forest
Sanctuary, Account of the Subject of.
Sir Walter Scott's Life of Napoleon.
Iole, supposed Identity of.-Charles Lamb
a Contributor to the New Monthly Maga-
zine.-Wiffen's projected Specimens of
the Spanish Poets.-Bowles, Roscoe and
the Controversy respecting Pope.-Goe-
the's Young Rifleman advertised as an
original Work. - Miss Roberts's History
of the rival Houses of York and Lancas-
ter.—Leeds Literature.--Annual Literary
Works, increase of the Sale of.-French
Law for the Protection of Literary Property.
--French Voyage of Discovery.—Mr.
Hood's admirable Caricature, “ The Pro-
gress of Cant.”—Madame de Genlis, Miss
Benger, the Rev.C. B. Taylor, Mr. Praed
and John Clare.--Mr. Lockhart not the
Editor of the Representatiye.-Polwhele's
Traditions.-Spirit of Whittaker's new Se-
ries of the Monthly Magazine, and Orator
Thelwall's Revenge. New Novel, by Mr.
Crowe.—Death of Captain Beaufort the
African Traveller.-Successes of the Vigo-
Bay Company. - Cradock's Memoirs.-
New Work by Sir John Leicester and Mr.
Jerdan, to be entitled British Ichthyology,
pp. 108, et seg.

For March.-Miss Waldie the Author-
ess of Rome in the Nineteenth Century.

Death of the last of the Family of Rous-

seau.--List of Editions of English Bibles. into this Country by Mr. Brockedon.-
--French Translation of Mackenzie's Sale of the Effects of the French Painter,
Works.—The Eves-Dropper, Medwin, Sum David, and Character of.—The Northern
given him for his Conversations.-Bernard Society of Leeds, their Prudence contrasted
Barton's Devotional Verses, favourable with the Folly of some of the Manchester
Notice of.--Sir Walter Scott christened would-be Patrons of the Fine Arts.-Tour
“The CREATOR”' by the Edinburgh News- through Owyhee.—The Lord Chancellor's
papers.-Charles Molloy Westmacott.- Portrait.—Subject of the Seatonian Prize
Popular German Stories, Notice of.—Tri- Poem.—New Machine for towing Vessels.
Aling of the Royal Society of Literature.- -Poverty of Mozart's Son.—The National
Sycophancy of the European Magazine in Gallery and the Crokers.-Lord Berwick's
speaking of the Deputy Licenser.—Com- Paintings.Buonaparte's earliest Wish.-
parison of Horace Smith's Brambletye A vulgar Error corrected.-Absurdity of
House with the Novels of the Author of the Stories respecting O'Keefe.-German
Waverley.—Blackwood's Magazine, Blun- Medal in Honour of Goethe.-The Rev.
ders of the Man-of-War's Man.-Origin of Mr. Croly's Paper on the British Empire
the Systems of Gall and Spurzheim.- in the Monthly Review.—Burke's Heraldic
Comparison in the North American Review Dictionary, Notice of.-A Russian Pea-
between Lord Byron and Timothy Pink- sant Poet.-Humbug of Mr. Bowdler's ex-
ney, in which the Palm is given to the purgated edition of Gibbon exposed.—Plan
rhyming Yankee.—Margravine of Ans- for communicating yerbal Intelligence to
pach's Memoirs, Notice of, &c., 165, et seq. vast Distances by the Human Voice.
For April.–Few Works of Interest pub-

Mr. Newton's Scene from the Beggar's
lished.-New Edition of Miss Lee's Can- Opera, Account of, purchased by the Mar-
terbury Tales.-- Memoirs of Lindley Mur- quis of Lansdowne.—Modest Expectations
ray. - Arrival of Weber.—Purchase of of some Literary Aspirants, 275, et seq.
Bailey's Eve by the Bristolians.-Charge For June.-Gifford's Shirley.—The Bra-
of Plagiarism brought by the Literary zen Head.---Milinan's Anne Boleyn, No-
Gazette against the Monthly Review, tice of.---The Sheridiana, a Vamp. Miss
accounted for.--Mr. Chandos Leigh's Po- Stephens' Debût in Breeches.-A Foreign
ems.—The New Monthly.—Sir Egerton manufactured Falsehood corrected.-Tur-
Brydges. Dr. Halliday, &c., &c., 224. ner's Ports of England.-Mr. Frere's View

For May.—Manuscript of the Iliad and of the Prophecies.—Professor Rezzi's Dis-
Odyssey in Letters of Gold upon a Ser- covery of a Manuscript of the Divina Com-
pent's Gut, Destruction of.—Sale of an media of Dante at Rome.- Accession to
illustrated Pennant at Evans's for £250.- the National Gallery.---Gifford's Edition
Swedish Translation of Tasso.-A Post- of Ford.---The Royal Society of Literature,
humous Work of Rousseau.-Boaden's Life Push-Pin Play of.---Miss E. W. Miles's
of Mrs. Siddons.—Burford's Panorama of Poems, Notice of.---The Ass.---French
Madrid.—Klopstock's Messiah once more Edition of Lord Byron.---Horticultural
done into English.—Curious Entry in the Humbug.---The Rev. Blanco White.---
Diary of a Baptist Missionary.- Establish- Existence of a beautiful Manuscript of the
ment of Botanical Gardens, and Culture Sonnets of Petrarch.---Medals presented
of the Tea Plant, at Brazil.-Subject of to Mr. Herschell, Mr. South, and Pro-
Woodstock.–Capital Number of the Quar- fessor Struve.---Tales, in Verse, illustra-
terly Review.-British Gallery - Horace tive of the Lord's Prayer, by the Rev.
Smith's Ode on the Death of Chuny the H. F. Lyte, Notice of.---Relics of M.
Elephant.--Squib's Pun on the Rev. Mr. Denon's Cabinet.--- Model of St. Peter's
Irving.–The Sabbath Morning, Notice of. at Rome.---Sum paid for the Copyright
Attempted Identification of Junius with of Woodstock.---Curious Historical Disco-
Burke.-Dubois' Life of Sir Philip Francis. veries by Mr. Ellis.---Boaden's Gossip.---
---George Noakes's astonishing Powers of Woodburn's Collection of Pictures by the
Calculation, incredible Stories of.-Mar- old Masters.---The largest Newspaper ever
tin's Death of Sardanapalus.-French printed.---History of the Iron Mask, by the
Editions of the Works of the Author of Hon. Agar Ellis, Notice of.---Literary
Waverley.—Popish Ideas of the Liberty of Fund, Speech of Mr. Moore, the coyness
the Press.-Experiment on Fruit Trees.- of the Rev. Mr. Croly, and the humbug
Pinkerton, Literary Character of.—Six of the whole Affair.
Months in the West Indies, Notice of.— Circumstantial Evidence, Inadequacy of
Singular Petrefaction. Dr. P.A. Nuttall's manifested, 158
Edition of Virgil's Bucalics, favourable · Cour de Lion at the Bier of his Father. By
Notice of. Introduction of Weber's Music Mrs. Hemans, 294

Comparison. By the Rev. W. Lisle Bowles, He never smiled again. By Mrs.Hemans, 293
16

Hindoo Widows, The Burning of, 140
Confession, The. By John Clare, 311 Home. From the German of Pape, 271
Cupid's Contradictions, 8

Importance of a misplaced Comma, 128
Danish Boy, The, 20

Important Events in the Life of a Young
Dartmoor, Address to. By N. T. Carring- Lady. Communicated by a Friend, 249
ton, 237

Infant Roscius, Address to, 106
Death Wrestle, The, (printed originally in Invocation to Spring. By N. T. Carring-
the Literary Museum) 84

ton, 236
Death and the Drunkards, 265

Inscription in a Church Yard. By the Rev.
Defence of Theft. By a Young Author, W. Lisle Bowles, 175

253
Diary of a Commercial Traveller, 230 Janus, The Edinbro', Notice of, 49
Dutch Postboy, Sketch of a, 205

Jehovah Shammah. By W. Diamond, Esq.
Dying Infant, The. By the Author of of Exeter, 196
Solitary Hours, 322

Journal of a Wandering Enthusiast. From

the German of Hoffman, 257
Epigram written on hearing that a poor
Woman had been brought to bed in a Kreisler, the Chapel-Master. From the Ger-
stage coach, 121

man of Hoffman, 306
Epigram written on the fly-leaf of a modern

Epic. By Thomas Campbell, Esq. 121 Laconisms. Twenty original, 123
Epigram. From the Greek. On the Spar- Ladies' Letter - Writing, The Sincerity of,
tans who fell at Thermopylæ, 251

exemplified. By the Author of Solitary
Epigram on a swindling Music Master, 134 Hours,' 321
Epigram to a dirty Friend in trouble, 121 Last Leaf of the Forest, The, 126
Epigram on reading in a Newspaper that Legend of the Rhine, 296
Miss Paton had stipulated with the mana-

Leila. From the Moresco, 251
ger of Covent Garden that she should Lines on visiting Westminster Abbey, 207
not be required to appear in Male attire, Lines on re-visiting Lough Tay, 264
256

Lines to a Lady weeping, 173
Epithalamium of Cupid and Psyche. By Lines, written at Derwent-Water, 234
Mrs. Henry Rolls, 82

Literary Bore, 86
Evening. By N. T. Carrington, 238 Living Poets of England, No. I. Words-
Evening Thoughts, 142

worth, Remarks on the Writings and
Excursion. Extracts from, 19

Genius of, 17

Living Poets of England, No. II. Words-
Fame. By J. M. 139

worth, Remarks on the Writings and
Fancies of an Oxford Freshman, 171

Genius of, concluded, 68
Farewell, A, 195

Living Poets of England, No. III. Mrs.
Farewell to Summer, 204

Hemans, Remarks on the Writings and
Female Characters. By W. Wordsworth, 21 Genius of, 113
Female Splenetic, The, 27

Lost Pleiad, The. By Mrs. Hemans, 116
Fiacre, The. A Sketch, 174

Love till Death. By Cornelius Webbe, 305
Forest Sanctuary, and other Poems.

By

Lover's Reverie in a Ball Room, by Mrs. C.
Mrs. Hemans. Review of, with Extracts B. Wilson, 248

from, 289
Forsaken Harp, The, 213

Maniac, The. By Mrs. Hemans, 120
Forsaken. J. N., 180

March of Mind. By Miss Mitford, 176
Fortune, Address to, 88

May. By Mrs. C. B. Wilson, 320
Foscari. A Venetian story, founded on the Minor Poets of Germany. Remarks on, with

events which have furnished the incidents Extracts from their Works, 270
for Lord Byron's tragedy“ The Two Fos- Mirth and Melancholy. A sketch of Irish
cari,” 185

Manners, 209
Foscari. A Venetian story, concluded, 241 Mistake, The, 83

Morning. By N. T. Carrington, 238
Gilbert Earle, some Passages in the Life and Morning Calls. By M. J.J., 1
Writings of the Author of, 225

Mother's Love, A. By Mrs. Hemans, 118
Glen-Almain. By W. Wordsworth, 72 Murder prevented by the interposition of Pro-

vidence; being the narrative of two members
Hall of Silence, The. An Eastern Tale, 89 of the society of Friends, 144

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THE

LITERARY MAGNET.

JANUARY, 1826.

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MORNING CALLS

MORNING Calls, the hatred and annoyance of all persons who know the value of time, formed at S- the staple business of life. After this it is quite unnecessary to say that s- was a small country town, abounding with genteel idle people, -who, having limited incomes, and few occupations, and much leisure, and little mind, mainly occupied themselves in hearing and retailing news. By many people, S- was considered a charming residence; in the country sense of the term it contained so much

good society,'-and this good society was so 'very sociable :'-in other words—every body drank tea with every body, and every body knew every body's business. As far as news was concerned they had all things in common; scandal was certainly communicated from mouth to mouth under the charge of secrecy, but that, as all the world knows, is equivalent to proclaiming it by sound of trumpet; so that such a thing as a secret was perfectly unknown in s Surprise was next to impossible, for all events, no matter of what kind, public or private, petty or important, were known beforehand; sudden death was the only circumstance ever known to baffle these omniscient people. It was quite a straight forward proceeding to report births and marriages before their occurrence; but sudden death was an awkward subject to meddle with ; it was not to be foreseen even by those who foresaw all things. The town of S, was like a bee-hive always in a buzz,—of hints, wonderments, suspicions, doubts, hopes, fears, and conjectures; it was a vast whispering-gallery; one large ear; but this last figure rather fails in similarity, as the self-same whisper often found a hundred different echoes. The surmise at one end of the town that a lady and gentleman were attached, grew to a suspicion in the middle, that they were engaged; from which started a full-grown report at the other end, that the wedding-clothes were in hand. Disasters went through the same exaggerating process. A piece of news past through as many changes as a chrysalis ; a simple fact in the hands of these philosophic newsmongers became the germ of a hundred. Life at Sround-robin monotony of putting on the same dresses, seeing the same people, taking the same walks, playing at cards with the same partners, dancing to the same tunes, and coming away at the same hour, over and over again, from the beginning of one year to the end of another. Hence, arose craving for excitement in the only attainable shape, that of news ; out of which originated a talent for gossip, and a passion for morning calls.

There was no newspaper printed at S- ; there needed none; nor any

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