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ADVERTISEMENT.

The subscribers to the ATHENEUM are this day presented with the last number of the present volume. The Second Series now consists of nine volumes. Some alterations and iinprovements are to be made in the work, and in order that each series may be uniform, a third will be commenced with the next number. It will be printed in a new type, and no pains will be spared to render its appearance superior to that of the preceding volumes.

During the eleven years the ATHENEUM has been published, its patronage has always been such as to convince the Proprietor of its usefulness, and to induce him to believe it has been acceptable to its readers. Although, from the nature of the work, we have been unable to seize upon

and turn to account every passing local event, or to trim our sails to the various and changeful breezes which at different times sweep across the current of public opinion in this country; yet, treating of subjects which are confined neither to time nor place, which are interesting wherever there is an intellect to understand, a heart to feel, or a desire for amusement to be gratified, we believe the ATHENEUM has been a valuable, as well as a popular Magazine.

With regard to the Third Series, we do not wish to be profuse in our proinises ; but a few words in relation to the course we shall pursue, may not here be out of place. It has been said, we think with truth, that " Literature is uniformly in its best state, and fulfilliog in the best manner its legitimate purposes, while ministering to the elegant enjoyments of life, mixing up the bright and beautiful elements of imagination and sentiment with the every-day opinions of mankind, speaking in a tone of higher feeling than is current in the common walks of existence, and bringing together the moralities of reason and fancy for the mental food of men in general.” These sentiments will be held in mind by the Editor, in selecting articles for the ATHENEUM from sources so ample and varied as those to which he has recourse. The English Magazines are at the present time conducted by men of the highest intellect and of the greatest learning. By their means an extended community receive ihe instructions, and enjoy in a manner the society, of the most distinguished scholars and philosophers, whose opinions or genius could io no other way bave become known or useful to them. The best, most instructive and entertaining articles contained in those magazines; iuteresting tales, intelligence of what is new or

useful in the arts and sciences, travels in different countries, reviews of new publications, original poetry, essays on moral and religious subjects; in short, every species of writing which will amuse or edify, without offend. ing the delicacy or touching the religious or political creed of any one, will receive its due place in the pages of the ATHENEUM ; and it is hoped it will thus constitute a Miscellany which shall not only afford entertainment to all classes of readers, but also subserve the interests of science and of morality.

A series of Sketches of Contemporary Authors has been commenced in this volume. The author of them is a writer of great power, and we doubt not they have been read with pleasure and profit. These, with Sketches by other writers, will be continued in succeeding numbers.

The occasional introduction of a plate will be continued, if our patronage continues to warrant us in this expensive ornament.

The ATHENEUM will be published, as heretofore, on the 1st and 15th of every month, each No. containing 40 pages, large octavo, forming two volumes a year of nearly 500 pages each. The price has been five dollars a year, and it will not be increased.

Boston, September 15, 1828.

GENERAL INDEX.

A

164, 366

479* Coleridge and the malmsey"

166 Adventurer's story, the 437 Comets, return of

367 Africa

156 Comparative pleasures of science 323 African coast 165 Condition of ihe Irish poor

295, 450 Alagna, customs of 46 Conductibility

288 Alfadhel Alderamy 259 Constantinople, gleanings at

464 Algiers 166 Contagious fever

88 Americans, the, notions of 446 Corsican honour

365 Anatomy of drunkenness 198 “ Cottar's Saturday night," the

325 Ancient Autes and flute-players 196 Court of chancery, history of the 103 Andrew Cleaves 16, 49, 92, 129 Crocodile, tame

47 Anecdotes 128 Crossing the line

184 Anthropology 369 Curious bird

368 Artificial stone 288 Customer, a, how to secure

487 Arts, the

205 Ascent of a mountain in Ireland 355 Dean Swift's meditations upon a broomA wedding at school 265 stick, origin of

202

Death of young Park Bachelor's beat, the, No. IV.

61 Deputies, the French Chamber of 426 Christmas, the 61 Dilatory inclinations

208 Beet root, sugar from 487 Dreamer, the

362 Bell ringing 208 Drunkenness, anatomy of

198 Billy Butterworth, the Oldham hermit 191 Bituminous volcano 164 Earwig, the

365 Blind bookseller of Augsbourg 365 Eastern story-tellers, the

340 Bombast: more or less

367 Edgeworth,
Maria

253 Bonaparte, anecdote of 47 Edinburgh Review, the

471 Books and bookworms 84 Education

407 Bornon insolvent act

87
in the Netherlands

206 Bossuet 288 Effeminacy of the Romans

208 Botanical curiosity 205 Entertaining journey

166 Brougham, Mr.

159 Burns, Robert 281 Falls of Niagara

326 Byron, Lord 289, 336 Famine, sufferings from

475 Fashionable visiting

362 Camillus and the Gauls

366 Fashions for February, 1828 Campbell's, Miss D. P., poems 348 Fever ship, the

78 Captain Durville's expedition 158 Flutes and flute-players, &c.

1.96 Cats, fascinating power of 487 Foreign debts

327 Charms of retrospection 40 Fosadoni, the two brothers

88 Chiffoniers, the 279 French Chamber of Deputies, the

426 Chinese method of dunning

407
police

203 Christopher Columbus, life and voyages

Fulfilment of prophecy

105 of 243 Funeral ceremonies

367 Chronicles of the Canongate

248 Climbing plant, extraordinary 408 German gibbet, the

374 Clonmel assizes, the last 450 Giant, the, and the dwarf

35 Clothing, warm 486 Good, John Mason

147 Coal-tar on fruit trees, injurious effects of 167 Great Britain, population of

368 Cobbett, Mr. 329 Gauger, the

215 Coffee 368 Gypsies

165

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