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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
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Boston, September 15, 1828.
479* Coleridge and the malmsey"
166 Adventurer's story, the 437 Comets, return of
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
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
253 Bonaparte, anecdote of 47 Edinburgh Review, the
471 Books and bookworms 84 Education
407 Bornon insolvent act
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
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