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Rodman, Ellen Ashton, theAuthor of
'busy L i Diary, at., &.
Magnificent original embellishments.
For the beauty of its Mezzotint Illustra
tions, this magazine is unrialled, while its
line and stipple engravings are from the
first Artists of th world Colored embel
lishments of rnrs elerance and indeed
every thing that ;s nvel, magnificent or
varied, will be added for laaJ.
The best ladies' rnaeazine In the world
To complete its attractions for 1853, and
render it the best ladies' magazine in the
world.the l'ropretor has contracted fqr a
series of illustrated arlfcles from competent
hands, on horticulture, crochet-work, fash
ionable embroidery, and new household re
ceipts, mora completo than ever yet pub
lished in any periodical. These will render
it indispensable in the family and to young
ladies. Lastly, it is a Magazine oi pure
For this purpose Immoral French trans
lations, and all other exceptionable articles,
shall be rigidly excluded. Its stories shall
always Inculcate purity and refinement.
Many of its; writers, indeed, have been
recommended by clergymen for their lofty
tone, not less than for their talents.
It will be seen that no Magazine presents
half such claims to popularity.
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ithe following splendid Premiums will be
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Premium Plate in addition.
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Late and Important Eeduction in
We congratulate our subscribers and the
reading public generally, on the cheapness
with which they can now receive our re
prints by mail. The postage hitherto al
though gradually reduced since IS 11 has
always operated as a discouragement to
their circulation in places inaccessible by
expresses or other modes of regular private
conveyance- Hence as yet they have ob
tained but a comparatively meagre mail cir
culation. We hope, now that the postage
is merely nominal, a now impetus will be
given to these valuable works, and that no
Post Office within the United States will
remain un visited by one copy at least of
the Four Keviews and ulackwood s Maga
zine, To show the great reduction in the rates
of postage since la 14, we subjoin the fol
lowing table :
Prior to 1815 the postage on Blackwood
was $2 40, on a Review $1 10 ; 1845 to
1851 Blackwood $1 00, a Review $0 50;
1851 to 1852 Blackwood $0 75, average
distance, a Review $0 38 ; 1852 commen
cing Oct. 1st., Blackwood $0 21, all dis
tances, a Re'view $0 12.
The postage on Blackwood and the Four
Keviews is now but rz cents a year. Trior
to 1343 . it was $6 80 ; the subscription
price of Blackwood at the same time was
five dollars a year. It is now but three
dollars, and when taken with any of the
four Reviews, but two dollars a year I !
Present subscription prices to the Lon
don, Edinburgh, Westminster, and North
British Quarterly Reviews, and Black
For any one of the four Reviews, $3 00
For any two of the four Reviews, 5 00
For any three of the four Reviews, 7 00
For all four of the Reviews, 8 00
For Blackwood's Magazine, 3 00
For Blackwood and three Reviews, 9 00
For Blackwood and four Reviews, 10 00
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vance. Remittances and communications should
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lishers, LEONARD SCOTT & CO.,
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' BROSPECTUS OE THE
Southern Literary messenger for 1351
Eighteenth Volume. This popular and
favorite magazine, which was established in
the year 1834, and has outlived, with a
single honorable exception, all its competi
tors, will enter upon a new volume in Jan
uary next. .
Although it is departing from the usual
course of the editor to publish a list of con
tributors, he begs to call the attention ot
the Southern people to the following
names, all of them Southern, which he is st
liberty to mention as enlisted in behalf of
the Messenger under his managements
J-ieut. Al. r . Maury, l'rol. 11. A. Wash
ington, Geo. l'redorick Holmes, Wm. M.
Burwell, Rev Sidney Dyer, Rev. M. D.
Iloge, J. M. Legare, J. A. Turner, Mrs.
Anna Pevre Dinnies, Miss Margaret Jun
kin, Prof J. T. L. Preston, Prof. Geo. E.
Dabney, M. R. H. Garnett, John B. Dab
ney, Rev. C. R. Vaughan, Dr. J. C. McCabe,
Dj. S. II. Dickson, Judge A. B. Meek, Car
oline Howard, Col. P. St. Geo. Cook, U. S.
Dragoons, Prof. Sehelle De Vere, Charles
Campbell, Hugh R. Pleasants, Rev. Wm.
1L 1'oote, lie v.J. 11. liobock, vv. (jilmore
Simms, Hon. Judge B. F. Porter, Mrs. E.
II. Evans, Miss Susan Archer Talley.
Ihe Messenger ts also furnished with
articles from Northern contributors, such
as II. C. Tuckcrman, Esq., Ik Marvel,
W. S. W. Ruschenbcrger, U. S. N.; Miss
Anne E. Lynch, R. II. Stoddard, Esq., Miss
Mary li Hewitt, J. 1 . Barhydt, Mrs. E. J.
Carries, and others.
The Messenger, however, has never Tes
ted its claims to public favor upon the
names of its contributors, but onlv unon
the basis of solid excellence. Several of
the most popular works of the dav were
originally prepared for the Messenger and
published in its pages, among which may be
mentioned, Ik Marvel's 'Reveries ot a Bach
elor,' and Tuckerman's 'Characteristics of
To the Southern people it appeals strong
ly as .the acknowleged literary organ of the
The editor is determined to make it
worthy of the South and of the country.
The contents, as heretofore, will embrace
reviews, historical and biographical sketch
es, novels, tales, travels, essays, poems, crit
iques, and papers on the army, navy, and
1 he Messenger will also continue to pre
sent articles of scientific character, such as
during past years have excited the most
marked attention on both sides of the At
The Paris correspondent of the Messen
ger will, as heretofore, occasionally supply,
the latest intelligence in literature, science
and art, from the French capital.
Ut the editorial and critical department
of the Messenger, the editor will only say
that it win embrace copious notes on the
current literature, and reviews of all new
American or foreign works of general in
terest and value. His opinions will at least,
be always fearlessly and honestly avowed.
Terms. $5 per annum, invariably in
JNO. R. THOMPSON, Ed. and Pro.
Arthur's Home Gazette for 1852.
20 Copies for twenty dollars, and one
copy additional to the agent or getter-up of
the club, from all sides has come the
spontaneous acknowledgment, that the
"Home Gazette" has thus far been the
purest and best family newspaper published
in the United States; but, with this testi
mony has also come the over and over
again repeated wish that Ave would reduce
the club prices so low that persons of mod
erate means could, by forming large clubs,
procure the Home Gazette for one dollar;
the price at which so many papers can now
be obtained. . To this desire we have yield
ed, and have also reduced the whole range
of club prices, so that as small a number
as four persons, by joining in a club, can
get the paper for $1 25 each.
With the new year will be commenced a
new story or nouvellette, by the editor, en
titled "sparing to spend ; or, the loftons
and the pinkertons," in which the wisdom
of true economy in all personal and do
mestic relations will be set forth and prac
tically illustrated in the author's peculiar
manner. .; .
As heretofore, the original contributors
to the "Home Gazette" will be among the
best writers of our country
TERMS, IX ADVANCE.
One copy, per annum, - $1 2
Two copies, per annum, - 3
Three, - - - 4
Four, - - .... 5
Eight, (and one to the getter-up of the club,) 10
Thirteen copies, per annuiu, " " " 15
Twenty, , " 20
DCT Thus it will be seen, that where a
club of twenty unite and take the "Home
Gazette," the price paid by each subscriber
will only be $1 a year, while the getter-up
of the club will receive a copy la addition
for his trouble. DC" Postmasters and oth
ers who wish to make up clubs of twenty
of one dollar each, can, in order to facilitate
the reception of the paper by those who
first enter the club, send $10 for ten copies,
and the remaining $10 when the club li
full, at which time the extra copy for get
ting up the club will be forwarded.
No. 107 Walnut Street, PhiV
Arthur's Home Magazine.
The cheapest and the best yet offered
Eighty pages per month of choice readin
matter for $2 a year, or in clubs of four a
only $1 iJJ per annum.
The "home magazine" was commence
October 1852: the editor is T. S. Arthur
in whose hands is the entire editorial charg
of the work. A new noveilstte from hi
pen was commenced in the first numbe
entitled "the old mans bride."
This story is continued through the fin
four numbers of the magazine, Irom Oct
ber to Januarv. With the Jb ebruary nu
ber another new story by Mr. Arthur, en
tied "sparing to spend ; or, the loltons a
the pinkertons," will be commenced, to
continued during several months. Th
in the first volume of the home mcgaziri,
two nouvellettes by the editor will be p
lished. As onlv a limited edition of i
first numbers of the magazine was print
those wishing "the old man s bride ' m
send in their subscriptions early.
rjC7In order to prevent misappvehens
on the part of the public, we will here st
that the home magazine is a monthly is:
of the home gazette, and contains the bet
articles that appear therein, thus fixing
permanent shape and for ciiculation in n(w
channels, literary matter lrom the pensbf
many of the ablest writers in the coun
It is from this cause that the publishers re
able, in the outset, to furnish the work aco
low a rate.
terms of Arthur's home magazine.
To those who desire to recieve the II
Magazine by mail, we oiler it at the fol
ing extraordinary low club prices :
One copy one year, - R2
Two copies one year, I 3
Three copies one year, - - - 14
Four copies one year, - - . 5
Eight copies one year, - 10
Twelve copies one year, - - 15
Where a club of twelve subscribers and
us fifteen dollars, a copy extra will befur-
nished to the agent or getter-up of the dub,
or to any address he mav designate. At
these terms, the "home magazine" willlbe,
tor the amount of choice reading muter
furnished, the cheapest monthly public Jion
in the United states.
For three dollars, a copy each oflthe
"Home Gazette" and "Home Magaaie'
will be sent one year.
In making up clubs, ft may frequent ' be
desirable , to unite in s single club oth
"home magazine" and Mliome gazette" iub
scribers. This can be done by always na
king the club price to t!ie magazine sul cri
ber one dollar twenty-five cents, no m tter
what the size of the club may be. The
extra copy to the getter-up of the cli , in
all such cases, can be the gazette or i aga
zine, at the option of (he party who to
receiye it. .
Postage on Arthur's Home Magazinl If
paid quurterly. or yearly in advancL 18
cents tor the whole vear.
A .1.1 ra s ftllTIIlin a. n
auuivapi a. p Atiivn & 1.1.
No. 107 Walnut Strict,
Godey's Lady's Book!
xlvi. Literary and pictorial: the kook
.L 1ST-.! J IT-l, ii 1 J .l
1:10 Miivu aim Aria union 01 America i(
Immense Ineraasa of rerfltv mut'iar ar(ih.'
- w VMMB M V T1 IM
out reducing the number of lull page Steel '
engtavings. . .- v , ! ( i .. V;
His useless for the; publisher, of Godey's
Lady's Book to make any great parade of
what he intends, to do. .'The work hat
beei before the public for twenty-three
years, and it is a well-known fact that the
latter numbers of a year are always superi '
or t the commencing ones, as he improves J
wltrj the expense wjth which each month
brings him, seizing erery new feature of the ,
dfy, and imparting it to-his subscribers
li rough the successive numbers of the book.
Nothing but real brorth in a publication '
c iuld be the cause o so prolonged an exil- '
tnce, especially id the literary , world, '
' here everything is so evanescent Han
( eds of magazines Jave been started, and, 1
i ter a short life, hive departed -where
ie "Lady's Book"(aIone stands triumph- I
it, a proud monurrent reared by the La- , .
ies of America ai a testimony of their;
wn worth. . . n. . ,
ur title nresniriA thlt ih T n,lu. TUi '
. g f - MMUJ 0 WVH
i intended merelt fd the amunnmAnt nf
lass, and: that it dss not enter into the
liscussion of those r ore imDortnnt
ions connected witnthe realities and th
duties of lifo which! everv 'well.inrnrmBt
woman, mother and daughter, should be
acquainted with. Bit such is not the fact. :
It is now. as it has etr been, our rrntn
care to combine, in I e pages of the "La
dy's Book," whateve is useful, whatever l
pure, dignified, and irtuous in sentiment ',
with whatever ma) ford rational and in
nocent amusement. , .
The ex Dense of onl numW nf th T.
dy's Book," includinjsteel engraving and
literary matter, paidlfor, not taken from
English macazines. ir exceeda tht nf n -
other magazine publlhed in this country. "
e muKB no excepuii, ana are willing to ,
have the fact tested. I ',
Godev's splendid hfrravinora inn tat '.
Remember that Goby gives more than
four times as many s lei engravings mothh f
ly us any other magalne. It is the fashion,
with manv macazinato nnnniiiiM in th'
advertisements, "splrfdid enffravmes. fash-
ion plates," tec. j Wkt is the disappoint- ;
ment of the duoed sbscriber urhn L
ceives tho numbkrs da magazine thus ad
vertised, to find as fie enravim h
common wood-ctts-ks poor in derign as
in execution! i I -
The publisher o
A I "WVS ,
Derforms all hoordiises.' and. nq KnrrtA
of our exchanges ie kind enough to
say, "more than h
number of the Ma
the "lady's Look"
's book" contains
- - vvsu btuiia
at least three Ijniavinc-s . from stel
i . i .i .. w -
we best artist,,
or mezzotint, and
either in line, sti'pl
Godey's relialdfashion nlfltpa urn
published montiy ind are considered
the only really'.l ible fashion plates .
that are publish They have been
the standard foinv twenty-twbyejars. ,
in addition to ib jove, every month
selections from he bllQwingare given
with simple direti is that all mar un-'
Undoubted rec ts, model cottages,
model cottage lure, patterns for i
window curtain t isic, crochet work,
knitting, ncttitj tchwork, crochet,,
flower work, haibr din& ribbon work, '
chenille work, lie collar work, chil
dren's and i&ht clothes,' capes,"
caps, chemisctli- t fine, everything
that can Interna ady will find its
appropriate' plai ii her own book. '
TERMS CASH IN AJApE POSTAGE PAID.
One copy onef, $3; two copies ;
one year, $5;,telcopies. one year,!'.
piu, and an ca Jonv tr iha
sending tho cltm copies one year, .
w . u, uurwun ypa one year, ffZUj. , ,
Vc can alwsjsupply backnum- .
rs. . . ;;La.GQDEY,;,, , .
'"il13 Chestnut Street, 1 1