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HARPER & BROTHERS, PUBLISHERS,
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THIS Number closes the Third Volume of HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE. In closing the Second Volume the Publishers referred to the distinguished success which had attended its establishment, as an incentive to further efforts to make it worthy the immense patronage it had received:-they refer with confidence to the Contents of the present Volume, for proof that their promise has been abundantly fulfilled.
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Adventure with a Grizzly Bear
Anecdotes of Curran .
Anecdotes of Paginini..
Application of Electro-Magnetism to Rail-
CONTENTS OF VOLUME III.
Autobiography of a Sensitive Spirit.
Blind Lovers of Chamouny..
Bored Wells in Mississippi.
Daughter of Blood.
Eagle and Swan.
EDITOR'S EASY CHAIR.
Ex cathedra; The commercial and romantic way of telling a thing, 707. The winning loser, 708. Equestrianism as a beautifyer, 709. Advent of autumn; Retrospective and prospective; Hard times; The Arctic expedition, 849. Catherine Hayes; Madame Thillon; Mrs. Warner; Healy's Webster; The Art Union; Leutze's Washington Crossing the Delaware; American clippers, 850. French gossip; Borrel and his wife, 851. Albert Smith, 852.
101 EDITOR'S TABLE.
The indestructibleness of the religious principle in the human soul, 701. Night as represented by the Poets: Hoiner, Apollonius Rhodius, Virgil, Byron, Job, 702. Pedantic fallacies on education, 703. Progression of Ancestry and Posterity, 704. Westward course of empire, 851. Marriage: the nuptial torch, woman's rights, divorces, 846. True Charity St. Augustine thereupon, 848.
718 209 74 241
510 481 76
Fortunes of the Reverend Caleb Ellison... 680
Preliminary: Word-painting; Grandiloquence; Memories of Childhood; Good-nature, 282. Englishman's independence; Parodies; Done twice; Punctuation; Epitaph; Personification, 284. Small courtesies; Home California; Grumblers; Rachel Baker, 421. Take physic, doctor; Moralizing; Curiosity, 422. Sabbath morning; Pictures of Napoleon; Libraries; Booing; Childlike temper; Pretty spry, 423. The sea; Old Eben; Harvest time; Long Island ghosts, 571. Alleged lunatic; Musical elephant, 572. The Bible; New use of a note of hand; The Ship of Death; Taste in tombstones; Tennyson's Word-painting, 573. ern eloquence; John Bull of old; Interrupting conversation, 575. Ollapod tues too cheap, 704. Charms of the incomprehensible; Harriet Martineau on I on October; The VirWestThe an
nihilator, 705. Originality; Eccentricities of Swift; Joe Smith and the Mormons.
Joys and Sorrows of Lumbering.
cool; Peter Funk; Titles of songs; John Bull as LEAVES FROM PUNCH.
Gallop for Life...
Hunter's Wife .
42, 183, 310, 498, 623, 757 388 66 652 630
Tired of the World; Pleasure Trip of Messrs.