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. Rodman, Ellen Ashton, the- Author of
"Susy L' Diarv," Stc., &., dsc-
Magnificent original- embellishments.
For the beauty ot its Mezzotint Illustra
tioni, thir magazine is unrivalled, while its
line and' stipple engravings are from the
first Artists of the world. Colored embel
lishment of rare elegance and indeed
every thing that 1 novel, magnificent or
varied, will be added tor laoJ.
The best ladies' magazine in the world.
To complete lit attractions for 1853, and
render it the best ladies' magazine in tho
world,th Proprietor has contracted for a
series of illustrated articles from competent
handsi on horticulture, crochet-work, fash
ionable embroidery, and new household re
reipts, more complete than ever yet pub
lished in any periodical. These will render
it indispensable in tho family and to young
ladies. Lastly, it is a Magazine oi pure
For this purpose immoral French trans
lations, audall other exceptionable articles,
hall be rigidly excluded. Its stories shall
always inculcate purity and refinement.
Many of its writers, indeed, have been
recommended by clergymen for their lofty
(one, not less ihun for their talents.
It will be seen that no Magazine presents
ail sues claims to popularity.
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Fivn Copies, do. 7 50.
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ID To repay persons getting up Clubs,
(he following splendid Premiums will be
given. For a club of three or five, a
Premium Plate, 16 by 21 inches--a mag
nificent offer. For a club of eight, a copv
of the Magazine for 1S52. For a club of
sixteen, an extra copy for 1853, and a
Premium Plate in addition.
Address, post-pnid, to
CHARLES J. PETERSON.
No. 08 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.
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pectus, shall receive the Magazine for 1853
P. 8. The Postage on this Maglzine
averages but half a cent a Number, when
paid in advance.
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vance. Remittances and communications should
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lishers, LEONARD SCOTT & CO.,
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street, New York. '
and Important Reduction
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 1811 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
it merely nominal, a new impetus will be
fiven to these valuable works, ond that no
'ost Office within the United States will
remain unvisited by one copy at least of
(he Four Reviews and Blackwood's Maga
sJne, To show the great reduction in the rates
of postage since 1844, we subjoin the- fol
lowing table :
Prior to 1845 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 24, all dis
tances, a Review $0 12.
The postage on Blackwood and the Four
Reviews is now but 72 cents a year. Prior
to 1843 it was $6 80; the subscription
price of Blackwood at tho same time was
Jive dollars a year. It is now but three
dollars, and when taken with any of the
four Reviews, but two dollars a year ! !
Present subscription prices to the Lon
don, Edinburgh, Westminster, and North
nritlsh Quarterly Reviews, and Black
For. any one of the four Reviews,
For any two of the four Reviews,
For'any three of the four Reviews,
F4r all four of t he Reviews,
JPot l$lacwof Mapirint,
titled "sparing to' spend ; or,- the loftons
and the pinkertons,' in which the wisdom
of true economy in all personal and do1
mestic relations will be set forth and prac
tically illustrated in the author's peculiar
As heretofore, the original contributors
to the "Home Gazette" will be among the
best writers of our country
1M08PECTUS OE THE
Southern Literary messenger for 1852.
Eighteenth Volume. This popular and
favorite magazine, which was established in
tho year 183 4, and has outlived, with a
single honorable exception, all its competi
tors, win enter upon a new volume in Jan
Although it is departing from the usual
course of the editor to publish a list of con
tributors, he begs to cull the attention of
the southern people to the following
names, all of them Southern, which he is qt
liberty to mention as enlisted in behalf of
the Messenger under his management;
Lieut. M. F. Maury, Prof. H. A. Wash
ington, Geo. Frederick Holmes, Wm. M.
Hurwell, Rev. Sidney Dyer, Rev. M. D.
lloge, 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. II. Garnett, John B. Dab
ney, Rev. C. R. Vaughan, Dr. J. C. McCobe,
Dj. S. II. Dickson, Judge A. B. Meek, Car
oline Howard, Col. P. St. Geo. Cook, U. S.
Dragoons, Prof. Sehelle I)e Vere, Charles
Campbell, Hugh R. Pleasants, Rev. Wm.
II. Foote, Rev. J. H. Bobock, W. Gil more
Simms, Hon. Judg B. F. Porter, Mrs. E.
II. Evans, Miss Susan Archer Talley.
The Messenger is also furnished with
articles from Northern contributors, such
as II. C. Tuckerman, Esq., Ik Marvel,!
W.S. W. Ruschenberger, U. S. N.; Miss j
Ann E. Lynch, R. II. Stoddard, Esq., Miss
Wary ii. Hewitt, Ul 1. Uarhydt, Mrs. E. J.
Eames, and others.
The Messenger, however, has never res
ted its claims to public favor upon the
names of its contributors, but only upon
the basis of solid excellence. Several of
the most popular works of the day were
originally prepared for the Messenger and
published in iu 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 tho 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
The 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
lantic. The Paris correspondent of the Messen
ger will, as heretofore, occasionally supply,
the latent intelligence iu literature, science
and art, from the French capital.
Of the editorial and critical department
of the Messenger, the editor will only say
that it will 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 leasi
be always fearlessly and honestly avowed.
Teiim. $3 per annum, invariably in
JNO. R. THOMPSON, Ed. and Tro.
TKRltS, IN ADVANCE.
One copy, per annum, - -
Two copies, per annum, -
Three, - - . -
Four, - - - -
Eight, (tndonetothegeltcr-upoftheclub,) 10
Thirteen copies, per annuw, " " " 15
Twenty, " " 20
OCT Thus it will bo 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 in addition
for his trouble. DO Postmasters and oth
ers who w'uh 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 is
full, at which time the extra copy for get
ting up the club will be forwarded.
Address T. 8. Arthur it, CO.,
No. 107 Walnut Street, Phi's.
Arthur's Homo 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 tho
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 we would reduce
the club priced so low that persons of mod
erate means could, by forming large clubs,
procure the Home Gazette for one dollar;
the prico at which so many papers can now
be obtniued. 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 te commenced a
netv story or nouvellette, by the editor, em.
Arthur's Homo Magazine.
The cheapest and the best yet offered I
Eighty pages per month of choice reading
matter for $2 a year, or in clubs of four at
only $1 25 per annum.
1 he "home magazine was commenced
October 1S52: the editor is T. S. Arthur,
in whose hands is the entire editorial charge
of the work. A new noveilette from his
pen was commenced in the first number,
entitled "the old mans bride."
This story is continued through the first
four numbers of the magazine, from Octo
ber to January. With the February num
ber another new story by Mr. Arthur, enti
tled "sparing to spend ; or, the loftons and
the pinkertons," will be commenced, to be
continued during several months. Thus,'
in the first volume of the home magazine,
two nouvellettes by the editor will be pub
lished. As only a limited edition of the
first numbers ot the magazine was printed,
those wishing "the old man's bride" mus.
send in their subscriptions early.
OCT" In order to prevent misapprehension
on the part of the public, we will here state
that tho homo magazine is a monthly issue
of the home gazette, and contains the best
articles that appear therein, thus fixing in
permanent shape and for ciiculation in new
channels, literary matter Irom the pens of
many of the ablest writers in the country.
It is from this cause that the publishers are
able, in the outset, to furnish the work at so
low a rate.
terms of Arthur's iiomk maoazii.
To those who desire to recieve the Home
Magazine by mail, we oiler it at the folow
ing extraordinary low club prices:
One copy one year, - - . $2
Two copies onu year, - 3
Three copies one year,
Four copies one year,
Eight copies one year, - .
Twelve copies one year, -
Where a club of twelve subscribers send
us fifteen dollars, a copy extra will be fur
nished to the agent or getter-up of the club,
or to any add ress ho may designate. At
these terms, the "home niaguzine" will be,
tor the amount ot choice reading matter
furnished, the cheapestmonthly publication
in me unuea oiaies.
For three dollars, a copy each of the
"Home uazetto" and "Home Magazine"
will bo sent one year.
In making up clubs, it may frequently be
desirable to unite in a single club both
"home magazine" and "home gazette" sub
scribers. This can be done by always ma
king the club price to the magazine subscri
ber one dollar twenty-five cents, no matter
what the size of the club may be. The
extra copy to the getter-up of the club, In
all such cases, can be the gazette or maga
zine, at the option of the party who is to
Postage on Arthur's Home Magazine, If
paia quarterly or yearly in advance, IS
cents for the whole year.
Address, T. 8. ARTHUR it, CO.,
No. 107 Wftl nut Street,'
' . FWUd.lpWa,
Qodey's Lady's Dock!
. The pioneer magazine; New valutas,
xivh Literary and pictorial; the soOk of
tha Nation and' Arts Union ot Amerioa II
Immense increase of reading matter .with
out reducing the number; of full page Steer
engravings. , . .
. It is useless for the publisher' of Godey's
Lady's Book to make any great, parad of
what he intends to do. Tfi worlt fins"
been before the public for 'twentyiXhrea
years, and it is a well-known fact that ill1,
latter numbers of a year are always saperT.
or to the commencing ones, as ho improves
with the expense with which each month
brings him, seizing every new feature of the
day and imparting it to his subscribers
through the successive numbers of the book.
Nothing but real worth in a publication
could be the cause of so prolonged an exis
tence, especially in the ijijerary ' world,
where everything is so evanescent. Hun
dreds of magazines have been started, and,-
after a short life, have departed where
the "Lady's Book" alone stands triumph
ant, a proud monument reared, by the La
dies of America as a testimony of their
Many person?, who seek no further than
our title, presume that the "Lady's Book"
is intended merely for the amusement of a
class, and that it does not enter into the
discussion of those more important ques
tions connected with the realities and the
duties of life which every well-informed'
woman, mother and daughter, should be
acquainted with. But such is not the fact.
It is now, as it has ever been, pur constant
care to combine, in the pages of the "La
dy's Book," whatever is usuful, whatever' is
pure, dignified, and virtuous in sentiment,
with whatever inaj afford rational and in
The expense of one number of the "La
dy's Book," including steel engraving and
literary matter, paid for, not taken from
English magazines, far exceed" that of any
other magazine published in. this country.
We make no exception, and are willing t j
have the fact tested. .
Godey's splendid engraving! on steel.
Remember that Godey gives more thau
four times as many steel engravings motnh
ly us any other magazine It is tho fashion
with many magazines to announce in their
advertisements, "splendid engravings, fash
ion plates," ifcc. ", What is the disappoint
ment of the duped subscriber when he re
ceives the numbers of a magazine thus ad
vertised, to find his fine engravings are but
common wood-cuts as poor in deigti as
The publisher of the ''lady's Look"
performs all he promises, and, as soms
of our exchanges are kind enough to
say, "more than he promises." Each
number of the "lady's book" contains
at least three, engravings from steel
plates, engraved by the best artists,
either in line, stipplo, or mezzotint, and
sometimes four. T-
Godey's reliablo fashion plates ar
published monthly, and are considered
the only really valuable fashion plates
that are published. They Itave .bee'iV
the standard for over twenty-two years,
in addition to the above,! every month,'
selections from the following ure given,,
with simplo directions that all .may un--derstand
: " if ;
- Undoubted receipts, model cottages
model cottage furniture, , patterns , for
window curtains, music, crochet worky
knitting, netting, patchwork, crochet
flower work, hair braiding, ribbon work,
chenille workplace collar work, : chit-.
dren's and infant's - cidthcs, capes,
caps, chemisettes in fine,, everything .
that can interest, a lady will 'find it
appropriate place in her own book.1 1
TEHMS CASH IN ADVANCE-i-POSTAGB PAID.
One copy one year, $3: two 'copies ,
one year, iJo; .live, copies , oho year
fciu, and an extra copy to the person'
sending the club; ten copies, one year
$16,' thirteen copies on year $20. ( ,.
We can; always ; suWv back liBm.''
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