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NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE.

VOLUME I.

JUNE TO NOVEMBER, 1850.

NEW YORK:
HARPER & BROTHERS, PUBLISHERS.
82 CLIFF STREET.
MDCCCL.

ADVERTISEMENT.

The Publishers take great pleasure in presenting herewith the first volume of the New Monthly Magazine. It was projected and commenced in the belief, that it might be made the means of bringing within the reach of the great mass of the American people, an immense amount of useful and entertaining reading matter, to which, on account of the great number and expense of the books and periodicals in which it originally appears, they have hitherto had no access. The popularity of the work has outstripped their most sanguine expectations. Although but six months have elapsed since it was first announced, it has already attained a regular monthly issue of more than Fifty Thousand Copies, and the rate of its increase is still unchecked. Under these circumstances, the Publishers would consider themselves failing in duty, as well as in gratitude, to the publie, if they omitted any exertion within their power to increase its substantial value and its attractiveness. It will be their aim to present, in a style of typography unsurpassed by any similar publication in the world, every thing of general interest and usefulness which the current literature of the times may contain. They will seek, in every article, to combine entertainment with instruction, and to enforce, through channels which attract rather than repel attention and favor, the best and most important lessons of morality and of practical life. They will spare neither labor nor expense in any department of the work; freely lavishing both upon the editorial aid, the pictorial embellishments, the typography, and the general literary resources by which they hope to give the Magazine a popular circulation, unequaled by that of any similar periodical ever published in the world. And they are satisfied that they may appeal with confidence to the present volume, for evidence of the earnestness and fidelity with which they will enter upon the fulfillment of these promises for the future.

A Bachelor's Reverie. By Ik. Marvei,. .

A Child's Dream of a Star

A Chip from a Sailor's Log

Adventure in a Turkish Harem

Adventure with a Snake

Aerial voyage of Barral and Bixio

A few words on Corals

A Five Days' Tour in the Odenwald. By

W[LLIAII HoWITT

A Giraffe Chase

Alchemy and Gunpowder

American Literature

American Vanity

A Midnight Drive

Amusements of the Court of Louis XV. ..

Andrew Carson's Money: A Story of Gold

Anecdote of a Singer

Anecdotes of Dr. Chalmers

Anecdote of Lord Clive

A Night in the Bell Inn. A Ghost Story.

A Paris Newspaper

A Pilgrimage to the Cradle of Liberty...

Archibald Alison (with Portrait)

A Shilling's Worth of Science

Assyrian Sects

A Tale of the good Old Times

Atlantic Waves

A True Ghost Story

A Tuscan Vintage

A Word at the Start

'Bathing—fts Utility. By Dr. Moore ...

Battle with Life (Poetry)

Benjamin West. By Leigh Hunt

Biographical Sketch of Zachary Taylor ..

Bonuf Lagoons of Tuscany

Burk) and the Painter Barry

Charlotte Corday

Chemical Contradictions

Christ-hospital Worthies. By Leigh Hunt

Conflict with an Elephant

Death of Cromwell (Poetry)

Descent into the Crater of a Voleano ....

Diplomacy—Lord Chesterfield

Doing (Poetry)

Dr. Johnson: his Religious Life and Death

Early History of the Use of Coal

Early Rising

Earth's Harvests (Pretty)

Ebenezer Elliott

—Education in America

Elephant Shooting in South Africa

Encounter with a Lioness

Eruptions of Mount Etna.,

Fashions for Early Summer

Fashions for July

Fashions for August.'

Fashions for early Autumn

Fashions for Autumn

Fashions for November

Fate Days, and othei Superstitions

Father and Son

Fearful Tragedy—A Man-eating Lion.. .

. Fifty Years ago. By Leigh Hunt

Fortunes of the Gardener's Daughter

Francis Jeffrey

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Literary Notices.

Bryant's Letters of a Traveler; Bayard

Taylor's Eldorado, 140. Standish the Puri-
tan; Talbot and Vernon, 141. Smyth's
Unity of the Human Races, 284. Talvi's
Literature of the Slavic Nations; Greeley's
Hints toward Reforms, 285. Antonina
Martinet's Solution of Great Problems;
Lossing's Field Book, 286, 427, 837. La-
martine's Past Present and Future of the
French Republic; Lardner's Railway
Economy; The Lone Dove; Mezzofunti's
Method applied to the Study of the French
Language; The Ojibway Conquest; lluf-
fum's Six Months in the Gold Minos; The
World as it is and as it appears; Drake's
Diseases of the Interior Valley of North
America, 28'!. Campbell's Life and Let-
ters, 425. Life and Correspondence of An-
drew Combe, 426. Dr. Johnson's Religious
Life and Death; Sydney Smith's Sketehes,
of Moral Philosopby; "The Plough, the'
Loom, and the Anvil, 427. Mrs. Child's
Rebels; Davics's Locic and Utility of
Mathematics; The Gallery of Illustrious
Americans; The Phantom World; Chris-
topher under Canvas; Byrne's Dictionary
of Mechanics; Griffith's Marine and Naval
Architecture, 428. Duggin's Specimens of
Bridges, etc. on theU. B. Railroads; M'Clin-'
tock's Second Book in Greek; Baird's Im-
pressions of the West Indies, and North
America; Fleetwood's Life of Christ; The
Shoulder Knot; Supplement to Forester s
Fish and Fishing; The Morning Watch ;
Debates in the Convention of California;
The Mothers of th.- Wise and Good, 429.
Carlyle's Latter Day Pamphlets, 430, 571.
The Illustrated Domestic Bible; Earnest-

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