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OF THE

Knickerbocker Magazine.

THE Thirtieth Volume of the KNICKERBOCKER MAGAZINE will commence on the first of July, 1847. The work has been so long before the public, that it is not deemed necessary to enlarge upon its claims to general favor. The annexed List of Contributors to the Magazine, and a few notices of the work, (up to and including the last number) will sufficiently attest its character and its popularity: WASHINGTON IRVING, F. W. EDMONDS,

HENRY BREVOORT, WILLIAM C. BRYANT, WILLIAM WORDSWORTH, CHARLES M. LEUPP, J. FENIMORE COOPER, CHARLES ASTOR BRISTED. Hon. G. C. VERPLANCK FITZ-GREENE HALLECK, Mrs. GILMAN, (S. C.)

J. N. BELLOWS, PROF. H, W. LONGFELLOW, E. T. T. MARTIN,

Rev. MR. GANNETT, (Mass.) J. K. PAULDING, H. W. ELLSWORTH,

PROFESSOR FELTON, M188 C. M. SEDGWICK, H. J. RAYMOND, Esq.

STACY G. POTTS,
Rev. WM. WARE,

H. R. SCHOOLCRAFT, J. G. WHITTIER,
Hon. LEWIS CASS,
REV. J. PIERPONT,

H. W. ROCK WELL,
CAPT. F. MARRYAT,
Col. T. S. McKENNY,

WILLIAM LIT PALMER,
J. H. STEPHENS,
PHILIP HONE, Esq.

ROBERT S. CHILTON, Esq. SIR E. L. BULWER, JOHN T. IRVING,

DR. A. BRIGHAM, REV. ORVILLE DEWEY, ALBERT PIKE, Esq.

FREDERICK W. SHELTON, J. H. PRESCOTT, Esq., REV. HENRY BASCOM, EDWARD S. GOULD, Hon. R. M. CHARLTON, CHARLES SPRAGUE, CHARLES F. HOFFMAN, JAMES G. PERCIVAL, RICHARD B. KIMBALL, Esq. Mrs. E. F. ELLET. Gov. W. H. SEWARD, PARK BENJAMIN,

ANSON H. CENTER, Esq. Hon. R. H. WILDE, THEODORE S. FAY,

J. H. GOURLIE, Esq. JARED SPARKS,

MRS. FANNY K. BUTLER, HORACE GREELEY, .HARRY FRANCO,'

Miss CHARLOTTE CUSHMAN REV. DR. PISE, NATH. HAWTHORNE, Hon. JAS. KENT,

THOMAS W. STORROW Esq. Mrs. L. H. SIGOURNEY, Rev. WALTER COLTON, R. H. BACON, CAMBRIDGE,

Mass Rev. DR. BETHUNE, PRESIDENT DUER,

GEORGE LUNT,
MR8.KIRKLAND,(Mary Clavers) JOSEPH BARBER,

H.T. TUCKERMAN,
Miss LESLIE,
Miss H. F. GOULD,

Mrs. M. E. HEWITT,
W. D. GALLAGHER,

HON. JUDGE HALL, (ILL.) PROF. JAMES J. MAPES, Hon. JUDGE CONRAD, ALEXANDER WATSON, ESQ. REV. MR. BACON, Dr. O. W. HOLMES,

Rev. W. B. 0. PEABODY, J. H. SHELDON, JR., JOSEPH C. NEAL,

PROF. CHARLES ANTHON, J. G. SAXE, Esq. THOS. W. PARSONS,

ALFRED B. STREET, JOHN HENRY HOPKINS,(Vr.) Prof. HITCHCOCK, JOHN WATERS,

J. F. JACKSON, ALABAMA, MRS. E.C. EMBURY,

CONSUL G. W. GREENE, MR. F. PARKMAN, (Boston,) Hon. D. D. BARNARD, JAMES BROOKS,

JAS. RUSSELL LOWELL, Esq. J. P. BROWN, Constantinople. Rev. Dr. SPRING,

PETER SCHEMIL.' THE foregoing list included also ROBERT SOUTREY, Rev. TIMOTHY FLINT, Miss LANDON, CH. JUSTICE MELLEN, TYRONE PoweR, ROBERT C. SANDS, WILLIS GAYLORD CLARK, B. B. THATCHER, Dr. CALEB TICKNOR, WM. H. SIMMONS, JOHN SANDERSON, the American in Paris,' NICHOLAS BIDDLE, Miss MARY-ANNE BROWNE, (Mrs. Gray,) England, Rev. Dr. BRANTLEY, South-Carolina, WILLIAM L. STONE, Rev. Dr. BEASLEY, New Jersey, J. H. HILLHOUSE, and other distinguished writers who have paid the debt of nature. The following notices of the KNICKERBOCKER are from the American and English press, and from American and British writers of distinction :

“The first number of the Twenty-Seventh Volume of this venerable and widely popular periodical appears upon entirely new and beautiful type, in all its departments; and in its rich and diversified contents, continues to vindicate its reputation as the most agreeable and entertaining Magazine pub. lished in the United States. When we first started the old .New-Yorker,' our friend CLARK had preceded us as Editor of the KNICKERBOCKER about a twelvemonth; it has now reached an age greatly beyond that of any American Monthly; a fact which literally speaks volumes' in praise of the manner in which the work has been conducted. No number of the K. has ever been issued under CLARK's supervision that did not bear indubitable evidence of editorial care, and anxious thought and well-directed labor enstamped upon its pages. We have known no monthly, of this country or Europe, so thoroughly edited, in the strictest sense of the term. With a corps of contributors embracing the most eminent writers of the country, with not a few from the other side of the water, it has been able to present articles of a high order of merit, and in rich variety; while, as if emulous of the

contributed portions, the editorial department has regularly increased in variety and abundance.' Nero-York Daily Tribune.

NOTHING is more remarkable than the unfailing promptitude of this old Monthly, except perhaps its constant and constantly increasing excellence. Mathematicians tell us of certain curves called asymptotes, whose peculiarity is always to approach each other, and yet, even when infinitely ex tended, never to intersect. The KNICKERBOCKER, which has reached an age for a Magazine much greater than a hundred years for a man, and only to be attained by a more marvellous mirac chus perpetually approached the highest possible point of interest and excellence; and yet it seems to have an excelsior, for each number seems better than that which went before. How it is done our friend CLABK may understand - but it is a sealed mystery to us. There is no publication in the United States that has so attractive or popular a feature as the Editor's Table of the KNICKERBOCKER.' – New York Courier and Enquirer.

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Arr. I. TIIE OREGON TRAIL. BY FRANCIS PARKMAN, JR.,

II. LINES WRITTEN AS A MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTION,
III. STANZAS: A DREAM OF THE SCA,
IV. NORTHERN LITERATURE : THE EDDAS,
V. LINES TO A BIRD SINGING,
VI. THE SONG OF THE HONEY-BEE,
VII. A CHAPTER ON FALLACIES. BY 8. SULLIVAN Coxe, Esq.,
VIII. THE NORTHERN LIGHTS: AURORA BOREALIS,
IX. STANZAS: “THE FACE OF THE DEAD,'
X. THE EGYPTIAN LETTERS: Number Ergut,
XI. DIVINATION: OR FORTUNE-TELLING, .
XII. LINES: DOMESTIC BLISS,
XIII. CLASSICAL CRITICISM: “C. A. B.' TO PROF. TAYLER LEWIS,
XIV. AUTUMN RIIYMES. BY THOMAS MACKELLAR,
XV. A LAY SERMON,
XVI. SONNET: THE POWER OF LOVE,
XVII. THE SAINT LEGER PAPERS. CONCLUDED,
XVIII. STASZAS: TIIE DEAF AND DUMB,
LITERARY NOTICES:

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337 341

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1. GRISWOLD'S PROSE-WRITERS OF AMERICA,

342 2. LOUIS THE FOURTEENTH AND THE COURT OF FRANCE,

345 3. MODERN PAINTERS. BY A GRADUATE OF OXFORD,

316 4. POEMS BY TEXRY HOWARD BROWNELL,

5. THE MONTĀS: A COLLECTION OF POEMS. Ly W.II. C. Hosmer, Esq., 348 EDITOR'S TABLE: i. THE WRITINGS OF THOMAS HOOD, .

349 2. THE AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY'S CRUSADE AGAINST DANCING, 354 3. GOSSIP WITH READERS AND CORRESPONDENTS,

355 1. AUTUMN: FAREWELL TO Dorb, HIS FERRY. 2. DEATH OF JAMES KENNARD, JR.

3. loseA BIGELOW ON THE MEXICAN WAR. 4. ORIGINAL ANECDOTE OF THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON. 5. FIRST EDITION OF SHAKSPEARE: NEW READING 3 OF HAMLET. 6. AN ANCIENT TERKIER: THE VICTIM OF AJIBIGUITIES. 7. ARCHIE GRIEVE'S BIRD AND SEED-STORE. 8. SENTIMENTAL STANZAS: RARE BEN JonSOX. 9. AN HOUR IN SING-SING STATE-PRISON. 10. SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT HORSES AND EQUESTRIANISH. 11. A'FUNNY' EPISTLE. 12. ORIGINAL ANECDOTE OF MoonrAND LETTERELL. 13. A YANKEE'S SALUTATION TO MONT-BLANC. 14. TALKING AT PEOPLE IN PUBLIC PLACEs. 15. BORSE-SWAPPERS NONPLUSSED. 16. MR. DEMPSTCR, THE DISTINGUISHED VOCALIST. 17. THE GREEK SLAVE: SCENE IN POWERS's Studio. 18. THE TITTLEBAT TITMOUSE' OF THE Lakes. 19. WRITINGS OF THE LATE Rev. W. B. O. PEABODY. 21. THE DOOMED BRIDE. 21. THE TEACHINGS OF HISTORY. 22. How To Woo A Widow. 23. DEATII OF PETER STUYVESANT. 24. AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN CLERGY. 25. THE TRANSCENDENTAL-ORPHIC PROFILE-CUTTER, 26. 'SOUL IN THE CONCRETE. 27. SEN. SATIONS, SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF GAY AND GIDDY GOTHAM. 28. Write PLAINLY FOR THE PRESS. 3 29. TETCHED' ICE-CREAM. 30. ARTICLES OF GENTRIE.' 31. HALLECK'S POEMS, ILLUSTRATED. 32. HYEND LETTER FROM NewPORT 33. Crispus REDIVIVUS. 34. DEATH OF AN ACTOR: STAGE-IMPROVIDENCE. 35. BLANK VERSE: A WORD TO L--- 36. DISOBEDIENCE OF NAVAL ORDERS. 37. AN APPEALING TURTLE: A LIBERATED CAPTIVE. 38. H. W. R.'s' POETRY. 39. LAUGHTER OF CHILDREN. 40. NATIONAL VANITY : THE ELECTROTYPE. 41. THE GREEK WAR: AN EPIGRAM. 42. THE DREAM OF LIFE,' ETC. 43. AFFECTED PRONUNCIATION. 44. A PORTRAIT BY SIR THOMAS OVERBURY. 45. BONAPARTE'S BAD PLAYING. 46. APOLOGETIC. 47. OLD LINES TO THE Moon.' 48. PACIFIC RAIL-Road. 49. PROF. FELTON AND C. A. B.' 50. DOMBEY AND Son.' 51. A MILLERITE ANECDOTE. 52. JAD RHYMES. 53. ORIGIN OF AMERICAN SLAVERY. 54. DEATII OF Gex. HOPPING. 55, L'SEFUL DANDIES. 56. Rags REDIVIVUS. 57. •OLD KNICK.,' A. M. 58. ORIGINAL LETTER FROM DR. FRANKLIN. 59. RETURN OF ARTISTS, 60. DEATII OF Hon. R. H. Wilde. 61 AN 62. A WORD TO E. L. M.' AND M.' 63. THE COUNTRY-GIRL. 64. MR. HEWET: Wood-EN

GRAVING. 65. 'THE FAIR MAID OF BINGEN,' ETC. 66. DEATH OF A WIFE. 4. BRIEF NOTICES OF NEW PUBLICATIONS,

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