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Leslie Stephen, Editor. By W. E. Norris .

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Liberia and the Powers. By E. D. Morel

809
* Lights of Jerusalem, The.' By Violet Jacob

846
London, The Tradition of. By Laurence Gomme

566
Lord Mayor's Visit to Oxford in 1826, The. By C. R. L. Fletcher . 259
McIlwraith, Jean N., Wah-sah-yah-ben-oqua

820
Mac Munn, Major G. F., D.8.0. ; Jan Kompani Kée Jai .

671
Made Absolute. By His Honour Judge Parry

137
Magister Laukhard, The Life and Destinies of. By the Rev. A. T. 8.
Goodrick

270

Making Good. By A. E. w. Mason

94

Major, A. , The Thoughts of a Territorial

573

Major's Niece, The. By George A. Birmingham.

757

Mason, A. E. W., Making Good .

Middle Age to-Youth. By A. D. Godley

68

More Humours of Clerical Life. By the Rev. S. F. L. Bernays

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Morel, E. D. , Liberia and the Powers

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Nightingale, The Immortal. By W. H. Hudson

552

Norris, W. E. , Leslie Stephen, Editor.

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Old Age Pensions under the Act of 1908. By Helen Bosanquet

658
Old Age Pensioners, In Search of Homes for. By Edith Sellers

511
On an Irish Lough. By Eric Parker

862
Osbornes, The. By E. F. Benson

157, 303, 448, 589, 733, 876

Ower Young to Marry Yet. By Jane H. Findlater

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Oxford Museum and its Founders, The. By A. Vernon Harcourt,

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Parker, Eric , On an Irish Lough .

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Parry, His Honour Judge : Made Absolute .

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Circe and the Pig

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Pastels under the Southern Cross. By Margaret L. Woods

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Paupers' Restaurant and Home, A. By Edith Sellers

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Payn, James : Editor. By Stanley J. Weyman.

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Philips, Austin , The Ghost in the House

286

Pickthall, Marmaduke , Karakter: a Symptom of Young Egypt

525

Prince Rupert on the Sea. By John Barnett

687

Provost of Eton, The Late. By Bishop Welldon

202

Real Cyrano, 'Chantecler,' and “The Birds,' The. By H. Warner

Allen.

832

Reliquary, A. By the Hon. Mr. Justice Darling

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Rideing, William H., Friends and Acquaintances

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Ritchie, Lady, The First Editor : and the Founder .

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St. Patrick's Day with the Pathans. By 'The Subaltern'
Scott-Hopper, Q., The Collingwood Centenary
Seine in Flood, The. By H. Warner Allen

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THE

CORNHILL MAGAZINE.

JANUARY 1910.

THE FIRST EDITOR: AND THE FOUNDER.

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BY LADY RITCHIE.

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What we call, and what our children in turn will call old days, are the days of our early youth, and to the writer the old days of the 'Cornhill Magazine 'convey an impression of early youth, of constant sunshine mysteriously associated with the dawn of the golden covers, even though it was in winter that they first appeared.

Recalling those vivid times, she cannot but think instinctively of the friend who also lived them, whose voice, never unheeded, whose influence, always counting for so much, was that of the tender wife and helpmate, the thoughtful companion of George Smith's far-reaching life of generous achievement; to whom he ever turned and his children with him, and of whom we all think with affection and grateful trust as we celebrate the jubilee of the old ' Cornhill.'

Not many words are needed to speak of this jubilee which we now record. There is nothing new to say, except that which happily is not new, and continues still to belong to its traditions ; no less than in the days when the Founder of the Cornhill,' the Builder of so many great enterprises, first spoke to the first Editor. Through the long years which have followed, and when Leslie Stephen was Editor in turn, that good tradition has not changed.

Our magazine is written not only for men and women, but for boys, girls, infants,' my Father says. And to add to this there is what each of us may remember for ourselves. What philosophies, what noble utterances have rung from the familiar shrine, and what honoured voices have uttered thence ! VOL. XXVIII. —NO. 163, N.S.

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I am told that my Father demurred at first to the suggestion of editing the Cornhill.' Such work did not lie within his scope, but then Mr. George Smith arranged that he himself was to undertake all business transactions, and my Father was only to go on writing and criticising and suggesting; and so the first start of the ' Cornhill' was all gaily settled and planned. The early records of the start are of a cheerful characterno time is lostbusiness questions are adjourned to Greenwich, to dinners, to gardensmeetings abound. ...

I have an impression also, besides the play, of very hard and continuous work at that time ; of a stream of notes and messengers from Messrs. Smith & Elder ; of consultations, calculations. I find an old record which states that ' in sixteen days 'the Cornhillwas planned and equipped for its long journey.

My Father would go to Wimbledon, where the young couple Mr. and Mrs. George Smith were then living. Later on it was Mr. Smith who used to come to see my Father, driving in early, morning after morning, on his way to business, carrying a certain black bag full of papers and correspondence, and generally arriving about breakfast-time.

On September 1, 1859, the following entry occurs in Mr. George Smith's diary:

Went to dine at Greenwich with Thackeray to talk about magazine.'

On January 1, 1860 (only four months later), the first number of the Cornhillwas published.

On January 3, 1860 : Called on Thackeray on my way to the City ; signed agreement respecting Roundabout Papers.·

Mr. Thackeray in very good spirits at the success of the Cornhill.

January 27, 1860.-No. 2 published-ordered 80,000 to be printed. Called in Bride Lane to see how they were selling the second number of the magazine.” The demand very rapid.'

January 30, 1860.-Ordered 100,000 to be printed of' Cornhill Magazine." ;

* May 31, 1860.--To Thackeray with first volume ofmagazine."

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Anthony Trollope, a stately Herald, opened the first number of the * Cornhill' with his delightful history of ' Framley Parsonage; my Father wound up with the 'Roundabout Paper' called ' On a Lazy Idle Boy,' and he describes the magazine while addressing the young reader:

Our Cornhill Magazineowners strive to provide thee with

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From an unpublished portrait by Samuel Laurence in the possession

of Mrs. Wilson Crewdson

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