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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,

Rrv. Mr. GANNETT, (Mass.)
J. K. PAULDING,
H. W. ELLSWORTH,

PROFESSOR FELTON,
Miss 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. ROCKWELL,
CAPT. F. MARRYAT,
Col. T. S. McKENNY,

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

Hon. CHARLES MINER,
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,
MRS.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.O. PEABODY, J. H. SHELDON, JR.,
JOSEPH C. NEAL,

Prof. CHARLES ANTHON, J. G. SAXE, E8Q.,
THOS. W. PARSONS,

ALFRED B. STREET, JOHN HENRY HOPKINS,(VT.)
PROF. HITCHCOCK,
JOHN WATERS,

J. KENNARD, JR.,
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 SOUTHEY, 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 BID-
DLE, Miss Mary-ANNE BROWNE, (Mrs. Gray,) England, Rev. Dr. BRANTLEY, South-Carolina, Wil-
LIAM 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.' - New-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 such greater than a hundred years for a man, and only to be attained by a more marvellous mirac e, bag perpetually approached the highest possible point of interest and exeellence; and yet it seems te have an excelsior, for each number secms better than that which went before. How it is done our friend CLARK 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 KNICKEREOCKER.' – New-York Courier and Enquirer.

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Art. I. NORTHERN MYTHOLOGY. By Hon. H. W. Ellsworth,

95 II. THE CONSUMPTIVE. BY MR. E. C. HINE,

104 III. CHURCH-YARD FLOWERS. BY W. H. C. HOSMER, EsQ, IV. THE IDLEBERG PAPERS: OUR POETS,

106 V. SONG OF THE GRAVE. BY J. CLEMENT,

115 VI. UBI AMOR, IBI FIDES. BY A New CONTRIBUTOR,

116 VII. A QUESTION IN SINGLE RULE OF THREE, VIII. RECIPE FOR MAKING A WOMAN,

124 IX. STANZAS : PASSING AWAY,' .

125 X THE OREGON TRAIL : THE BUFFALO. By F. PARKMAN, ESQ.,

126 XI. SONNET TO AN ITALIAN STREET-SINGER, XII. STANZAS: “THE SUNBEAM,"

137 XIIL THE OUTLAW OF THE SACRAMENTO,

138 XIV. SONG OF THE UNKNOWN ONE,

144 XV. FORGIVENESS: LINES ADDRESSED TO A FAIR FRIEND,

145 XVI. THE ENAMEL OF THE HEART,

145 XVII. THE CUP THAT CHEERS, BUT NOT INEBRIATES,

149 XVIII. MILTON'S SATAN AND BYRON'S LUCIFER COMPARED,

150 XIX. A PAIR OF SONNETS. BY T. W. Parsons, Esq., LITERARY NOTICES: 1. THE WRITINGS OF GEORGE WASHINGTON,

156 2. PRESCOTT'S HISTORY OF THE CONQUEST OF PERU,

157 3. REMINISCENCES OF COLERIDGE AND SOUTHEY,

158 4. SEVENTEEN HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-SIX,

158 Editor's Table: 1. DEATH OF MR. O'CONNELL AT GENOA,

159 2. PUFFER HOPKINS MATHEWS AND INTERNATIONAL COPY-RIGHT, 163 3. GOSSIP WITH READERS AND CORRESPONDENTS,

165 1. SCENE AT THE BOMBARDMENT OF VERA CRUZ. 2. RAIL-ROAD LIMNING: THE ONEIDAS. 3. A RAIL-ROAD LYRIC, BY J. G. SAXE, Esq. 4. THE TRAITOR ARNOLD IN ENGLAND. 5. AN INCIDENT OF TRAVEL.' 6. GOOD-BYE TO THE WORLD.' 7. EXPLOSION OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE' STEAMER. 8. SYRACUSE, AND ITS ENVIROXS. 9. AN AFFECTING SCED'NE.' 10. SKAVKATELES. 11. CURTAILING THE DEVIL. 12. THE WESTERN PRESS. 13. THOUGHTS ON EGG-HATCHING. 14. SPELLING. 15. THE LOVER'S DREAM OF Delight.' 16. AUBURN: STATE-COLLEGE : A SOLID PRESENT. 17. 'A CHAPTER ON Dogs.' 18. WOMANLY CHARITY. 19. CANANDAIGUA: COUNTRY CIRCUS. 20. SAXE's New Law-DICTIONARY.' 21. ROCHESTER : PARENTAL CRUELTY. 22. NEW BOTANICAL NOMENCLATURE. 23. PRIDE OF BIRTH. 24. BATAVIA: SOMERVILLE FARM' PIC-NIC. 25. Hard HITS AT A HUMBUG. 26. A HORRID DEATH. 27. BUFFALO. 28. AN INEXORABLE FATHER. 29. RETIREMENT of Jos. R. CHANDLER, Esq. 30. Poetical EpisTLE TO THE EDITOR. 31. CLEAVE. LAND, OHIO. 32. PATENT REVOLVING CHAIR. 33. A PICNIC AT THE TUXEDO LAKE. 34. BOOK TRADE-SALE. 35. OLD BEN' 36. THE PARK-THEATRE. 37. DETROIT. 38. Huron! 39. A RETORT. 40. THE LATE Jos. C. NEALE. 41. MACKI. NAW. 42. A BULL. 43. "THE OREGON' STEAMER: ANECDOTE OF Hon. THOMAS CORWIN. 44. A DREAM OF YOUTH.' 45. SAULT STE. MARIE. 46. A DAINTY AgTRONOMER. 47. HORACE GREELEY AT LARGE. 48. THE GREAT LAKE-STEAMERS. 49. “OLD ROSIN.' 50. NIAGARA. 51. PROP. LEWIS AND 'C. A. B.' 52 LAKE ROUTE TO MONTREAL. 53. PAPERS FROM SWEDEN. 54. THE ST. LAWRENCE. 55. To CORRESPONDENT3. 56. MONTREAL. 57. Lost Copy.' 58. CANADA. 59. 'S *AIR AND EXERCISE.' 60. MONTREAL CATHEDRAL. 61. THE INDIA-RUBBER 'MisSIONARY.' 62. LAKE CHAMPLAIN SCENERY. 63. LOVE OF COUNTRY. 64. A WORD TO'R. J. T: 65, To NORTHERN TRAVELLERS. 66. SALT WATER BATHING. 67. THE LETHEON.' 68. To 'S. P. D.' 69. THE HUDSON: THE 'ISAAC NEWTON' STEAMER. 70. THE AMERICAN LITERARY EMPORIUM.' 71, New PUBLICATIONS.

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