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The signature of the following beautiful luUsa appears
to be that of a lady. We beseech her U> entrust la us
the secret of her name. She has true genius?the genu
ine "giil of fire." The apuit of inspiration has breathed
upoa her, and blessed her.
ON CROSSING THE ALLEGHANIES.
The broad, the bright, the glorious west
Is spread before we now !
Where the grey mifts of morning rest
Beneath you mountain's brow !
The bound is past?the goal is won?
The region of the setting sua
is ojieu to my view?
Land of the valiant and the free,
Mine own Green Mountain laud?to thee
And thine?a long adieu !
I hail thee?valley of the west,
For what thou yet shall be !
I bail thee, for the hopes that rest
Upon thy destiny!
Here?from this mountain height, 1 see
Thy bright waves tioutiug to the sea,
Thine emerald fields outspread,
And feel, that, in the book of fam?
Proudly shall thy recorded name
In later days be read.
Yet while 1 gaac upon thee now,
All glorious as thou art,
A cloud is resting on my brow?
A weight upon my heart.
To me?in all thy youthful pride,
Thou art a land of cares untried,
Of untold hopes and fears :
Thou art?yet not for thee 1 grieve,
But for the far off land I leave
1 look on thee with tears.
O brightly, brightly, glow thy skies
In summer's sunny hours!
Thy green earth seems a Paradise
Arrayed in summer flowers '
But O! l hare is a land afar,
Whoae skies to me are brighter far,
Along the Atlantic shore,
For eyes, beneath their radiant shine,
In kindlier glances answered nunc ;
Can these their light restore ?
Upon the lofty bound I stand,
That parts the east and west;
Before me?lies a fairy land?
Behind?a home of not.
Here hope her wild enchantment flings,
Portrays all bright and lovely things,
My footsteps to allure?
But there, in mein'ry's light, I see
All that was once most dear to mo?
My young heart's Cynosure
\V Viola.
THE DEAD MARINER.
BY GEORGE D. PRENTICE, ESQ.
Sleep on?aleep on?above thy corpse
The winds their sabbath keen,?
The wave is rouud thee?and tny breast
Heaves with the heaving deep.
O'er thee, mild eve her lieauty flings,
And there the white gull lifts her wings;
And the blue halcyon loves to lave
Her plumage in the holy wave.
Sleep on?no willow o'er thee bends
With melancholy air,
No violet springs, nor de.wy rose
Its soul of love lays bare;
But there the sea-flower bright and young
Is sweetly o'er thy slumbers flung ;
And, like a weeping mourner fair,
The pale flag hangs its tresses there. .
Sleep on?sleep on?the glittering depths
Of occan's coral waves
Are thy bright urn?thy requiem,
The music of its waves;?
The purple gems for ever burn,
In fadeless beauty round thy um ;
And, pure and deep as infant love,
The blue sea rolls its waves above.
Sleep on?sleep on?the fearful wrath
Of mingling cloud and deep,
May leave its wild and stormy track
Above thy place of sleep.
But when the ware has sunk to rest,
As now 'twill murmur o'er thy breast;
And the bright victims of the sea
Perchance will make their home with thee.
Sleep on?thy corpse is far away,
But love bewails thee yet,?
For thee the heart-rung sigh is breathed,
And lovely eyes are wet:?
And she, thy young and beauteous bride,
" Her thoughts are hovering by thy side ;
As oft she turns to view with tears
The Ellen of departed years.
TO MY BROTHER.
BY CHARI.K8 SPRAGUE.
Wr. ARE BUT two?the others sleep
Through death's untroubled night;
We are but two?O let us keep
The link that binks us, bright.
Heart leap* to heart?the sacred flood
That warms us, is the same;
That good old man?his honest blood
Alike we fondly claim.
We in one mother's arms were locked?
Long be her love repaid :
In the same cradle we were rocked.
Round the tunc hearth we played.
Our boyish sports were all the same,
Each little joy and wo: y>
Let manhood keep alive the flame,
Lit up so long ago,
Wk ark but one?be that the bond
To hold us till we die;
Shoulder to shoulder let us stand.
Till side by side we lie.
GRAPHIC SKETCH.
There has been several sketches of the
American House of Representatives, but none
more truly graphic than tho following, from
the New York Knickerbocker Magazine. The
reflections to which it gives rise, are enough
to make an American prouder of his glorious
country:
" What a mass of representatives there are
here 1 What singular samples of our vast
country ? Here sits a Tennesscan, and there
a Missourian, educated among buffaloes, and
nurtured in the forest?as intimate with the
passes of the Rocky Mountains, as the cit
with Broadway?who lives where tho hunt
ers and trappers haw vexed every hill, and
who cares no more for a Pawnee than a pro
fessed beau for a bright plumed belle. Here
is a man from the prairies?and there another
from the swamps and morasses, whose blood
the mtisketoes have utterly stolen away.?
There is a sallow face from the rice grounds,
and here the flushed cheek from the moun
tains?and by his side a man from the pine
grounds?land of tar and turpentine. What
a people are we ? What a country is this of
ours! How wide in extent?how rich in
production?how various in beauty. I have
asked in my travels for the West, in the
streets of the Queen of the West?a fairy city,
which but as yesterday was a wilderness.
They smiled at my inquiry, and said it was
among the " hoosiers" of Indiana, or the
"suckers" of Illinois. Then I journeyed along.
I crossed great rivers and broad prairies, and
again I asked for tho West. They said it was
in Missouri. I arrived at tho capitol. They
complained that they were ' too far down
east.' ' But go,' they said, * if you would see
the West, days and days, and hundreds and
hundreds of miles up the Missouri?farther
than from us to New England, and beyond
the Rocky Mountains, among the Snake In
dians of the Oregon, and you may find it.' It
was tho work of a dozen years to find the
West, and I turned about in despair. Indeed
I have found no bounds to my country. I have
searched for them for months, in almost every
clime?under the torrid sun of IiOitiHiana, the
land of the orange and the olive, and beneath
tho cold sky of Maine. I have seen the rice
planter gathering rich treasures from a beauti
tiful soil, and the fisherman anchoring his lit
tle bark on the rock island, dropping his hook
as carefully as if the ocean were full of pearls,
and not of ?? mackerel; I have seen the
null-man sawing wood in all variety of forms,
on the farthoreat noil of New England ; and I
beheld the aaine wood floating down the Sa
vannah, or the beautiful Alabama; in the
strangest metamorphosis; it may be in a
clock, regularly ticking off the time, or in a
Call, perchance, in a buttou ; and for aught 1
now, in a tasteless ham, or an unfragrunt nut
meg ! I have never been off the soil of my
own country, and yet 1 have seen the sun go
down, a ball of fire, without a momeut's no
tice?twilight, flinging over rich, alluvial lands
blooming with magnolias und orange trees?
a robe of gold ; and again I have stood upon
the bare rocks of colder climes, and when the
tree waa pinched by the early fiost, 1 have
marked the same vanishing rays reflected
from the leaves, as if a thousand itirds of par
adise were resting in the branches; and when
the clouds, streaming with red, and purple,
and blue?tinged and tipped by the pencil of
Beauty?were floating afur, like rainbows in
motion, as if broken from their confinement?
now mingling and interlacing their dyes and
glittering archcs, and anon sprinkled over,
and mellowing the whole heaven?then I
have fancied that I was indeed in a fairy
land, where the very forests danced in golden
robes?responding to the setting sun, as the
statue of fabled Memnon gave forth its wel
coming notes as the rays of the morning play
ed upon its summit. I have been where the
dog-star rages, scattering pestilence in its
train ; where the long moss hangs front the
trees ;?-where the pale faces and sad coun
tenances give admonition, that this is a re
gion of death. I have stood by the wide
prairie and beheld green billows rise and fall,
and the undulations, checkered with sunlight
and with shadow, chasing one after the other,
afar over the wido expanse. And 1 have gone
amid the storms of winter, over the high hill,
upon the loud-cracking crust, amid the music
of the merry sleigh bells. And here are the
representatives from all these regions?here
in one grand council?all speaking one lan
guage?all impelled by one law! Oh, my
country, my country! If our destiny be
always linked as one?if the same flag, with
its stars and stripes, is always the flag of our
Union?never unfurled or defended but by
freemen?then Poetry and Prophesy, stretch
ing to their utmost, cannot pre-announce that
destiny!"
From the Cincinnati Daily Gaze Ut.
SUGAR BEET.
Mr. Hammond?The following facts, col
lected by obversation, a short time since, in
relation to the cultivation of the Beet, in the
vicinity of our city, may be interesting to a
portion of the readers of the Gazetto.
When on a visit to the farm of our enter
prising citizen, Lot Pugh, 32 miles north of
our city, 1 saw white Sugar Beets, raised from
seed imported from France, which measured
thirty inches in circumference, and weighed,
after being removed from the ground and di
vested of foreign substances, twenty-two
pounds. Although the specimen which was
measured and weighed, was taken from a
field of several acres, still it probably was not
the largest, for the greater part of the crop ap
peared to be of equal magnitude. A Mangel
Wurtzel from the same grounds, and raised
from imported seed also, measured twenty
five inches in circumference, and weighed
16 1-2 pounds. It must be observed that as
these Beets were removed from the earth On
the 23d of August, they had not attained their
full growth. Indeed, it is probable that many
of the former may measure three feet in cir
cumference, and the latter two and a half,
when they are fully grown.
The manager of the farm, informed me that
he raised fifty tons, actual Weight, of Beets to
the acre, last year, and that his crop is much
better the present season. He also said that
it required but little more labor to raise fifty
tons of Beets than fifty bushels of corn, while
the former was quite as good for horses, much
better for cattle, and rather better for stock
hogs. He also asserted that sucking calves
preferred Beets, when properly prepared, to
milk. Indeed, I could almost select from
among 56 head of fine Durham cattle, those
that had been fed,' during the last season on
Beets. They were not only fatter but smoother
and better grown than those that had been
kept on other food.
Although cattle and hogs will cat Beets in
a raw state', still thoy are much better when
boiled. The apparatus and fixtures used by
Mr. Push for boiling, or rather steaming, food
for 300 hogs and 40 or 50 cows with other
stock, cost about 150 dollars, and consumes a
quarter of a cord of wood per day.
Among the Durham cattle on the farm of
Mr. Pugh, I observed some very fine young
males, and among them Lebanon, an animal
of superior growth and figure.
Mr. P. has not attempted to make sugar from
his Beets, but if its manufacture is profitable
anywhere from this article, it would certainly
be so here, for no soil can produce a better
growth. Two hands can prepare the ground,
plant, and cultivate five acres of Beets in a sea
son, and the product would doubtless yield
many tons of Saccharine matter. W*
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TENTH VOLUME OF THE
KNICKERBOCKER MAGAZINE.
ON the first of July, 1837, commenced the tenth volume
of the Knickerbocker, or New York Monthly Maga
zine. The publishers, mindful of the favor with which
their efforts nave been received at the hands of the public,
would embrace the recurrence of a new starting point, a*
a fit occaaion to " look backward and forward" at the pust
and prospective character and course of their periodical.
Within tne brief apace of a little more than two years and
a half, the number of copies issued of the Knickerbocker
ha* been increased from le*? than five hundred to more
than four thousand, without other aid* than the acknow
ledged merit* of the work?acknowledged, not more expli
citly by this unprecedented *uece*s, than by upward of
three thousand highly favorable notice* of the Magazine,
which, at different times, have appeared in the various
journal* of the United State*, embracing those of the first
and most discriminating cIlss in every section of the
Union. Of many hundreds who desired specimen num
bers, and to whom they have been sent for examination,
previous to subscribing, not one but has found the work
worthy of immediate subscription. A correct inference
in regard to the interest or (juality of the matter furnished
by the publishers, may be gathered from the foregoing
facts. In relation to the quantity given, it need only lie
said, that it ha* always exceeded the maximum promised,
and in the numbers for the last year, by more than four
hundred pages. Of the clearness and beauty of the typo
graphical execution and material of the Knickerbocker,
and the character of it* embellishment*?which, although
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tors, have nevertheless been given?it is not deemed ne
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It has been observed, that the constant aim of the edi
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known and popular series of numbers?such as the "Odds
and End* ol a Penny-a-Liner," " Ollapodiana," the " Pal
myra Letters," " An Actor'* Alloquy," " Leaves from the
Blank Book of a Country Schoolmaster," " Wilson Con
worth," " Life in Florida,"" Loaferiana," "The Eclec
tic," " Passage* from the Common-place Book of u Sep
tuagenarian," " Notes from Journal*of Travels in Ameri
ca, and in various Foreign Countries," "The Fidget Pa
pers," 6ic.?liberal space has been devoted to interesting
Tale*, illustrating American socicty, manners, the tunes,
dec., embracing, beside*, stories of the sea, ai?d of puthos
and humor, upon a great variety of subjects, together with
biographies, legends, and es*av?, upon numerous and va
ried themes, interspersed w ith frequent articlns of poetry,
of such a description as to secure for the Magazine, in
thi* de|>artnicnt, a gratifying pre-eminence and celebrity.
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which have been copied and lauded abroad,) have appear
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rate in detail.
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ly add, that-at no period since the work passed into their
hands, have its literary capabilities and prospect* been *o
ample and auspicious as at present; and that not only
will the same exertions be continued, which have secured
to their subscription list an unexampled increase, but their
claims upon tho public favor will lie enhanced by every
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printed, to meet the demands of new suliscriber*.
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known journals are subjoined :
" The progress of the Knickerbocker is still onward. It
is conducted with decided ability, is copious and varied
in its contents, and is printed in a superior style. At this
season we have little space for literary extracts,and cannot,
therefore, enable those of our reader* who innv not see
this Magazine, to judge of its merits, otherwise than upon
our assurance' that they are of a high order."?Ann 1 ork
American.
"We have found in the Knickerbocker *o much to ad
mire and so little to condemn, that we can hardly trust
ourselves to speak of it from first impressions, as we could
not do so without being suspected of extravagant praise."
" it i* not Niirpnssed by any of it* contemporaries ut home
or abroad." " It sustains high ground in all the requisites
of a Magazine, and wo are pleased to sec that it* merits
are appreciated abroad ns well a* at home.? Alb')) Argus.
" This monthly periodical is now so well known that it
hardly needs commendation, having established for,itself
a character among the ablest and most entertaining publi
cations in the land."?,V. Y. Journal nf Com
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it advances in age. It exhibits a monthly variety of con
tribution* unsurpassed in number or ability."?JVat Int.
" The work is ir. the highest degree creditable to the
literature of our country."? Wash, (rlohe.
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riodical, ami rejoice in them. They would do credit to
any country or to any state of civilization to which hu
manity has yet arrived."?Marryatl's London Metropolitan
Magazine
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notice the several numlier* of the Knickerbocker as they
have appeared, that we have there lost sight of its charac
ter and increasing excellence. It has become decidedly
one of the be*t Macazines in America. The proprietors
have succeeded in procuring for it* pages the first talent
of this country, as well as valuable aid from distinguished
foreign sourccs."?AVw York Mirror. ? |
" Wc have on several occasions adverted to the spirit
and tone of the articles contained in thi* periodical, as
being radically American, and as highly honorable to our l
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ceipt of which we look forward with higher expectation
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contrast with another."?Philadelphia Inquirer.
?* Tlu? American Magazine bid. fair lo rival .omc of
our beat English monthlies. It conlaina many very excel
It* ut art idea."?Lonilon Allot.
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THE AMERICAN ANTHOLOGY;
A Magazine of Poetry, biography, and Criticism, to be pub
lished Monthly, with tpleudid Uhutratum* on Slctl.
WHILE neariy every country of the old world can
boast of its collected body of national Poetry, on
which the seal of a people', favorable judgment ha. been
set. and which exhibit, to foreign nationa in the n>o.t
striking light the progress of civilization and literary re
finement among ita inhabitant. ; while England, especial
ly, proudly diap'ay. to the world a corpus poetanim Ule
lu.tre of whose immortal wreath has shed a brighter S?Vry
upon her name than the most splendid triumphs which
her statesmen and her soldiery have achieved, our own
country seems destitute of poetic honors. Appears, ?r_
say, for although no full collection of the chef d *uvre, of
our writers has been made, yet there exist, and are occa
.lonally to Iks met with productions of American poets
which will bear comparison with the noblest ami most
polished efforts of European genius, and which claim lor
America as high a rank in the scale of literary elevation
as is now ceded to older and in some respects more la
vored lands. . , , ,
Impressed w ith the correctness of this judgment we
propose to issue a monthly magazine which shall contain
in a perfect unmutiluted form, the most meritorious and
beautiful effusions of the poets of America, of the pas
and present time, with such introductory, critical, ami
biographic noticesas shall be necessary to . correct under
standing of the works presented to the reader, ??d to add
interest to the publication. Those who imagine that
there exist, a dearth of materials for such an ?
who believe that tho Aonian Maid, have confined their
richest favor, to our transatlantic brethren to the exclu
sion of native genius, will be surprised to learn that we
are already in iiossession of more than' two hundred vol
umes of the production of American bards, from about the
year 1030 to the present day. Nor is it from these source.
alone that materials may be drawn. There are but few
writer, in our country who pur?ue authorship a. a voca
tion, and whose works have been published in a collected
form. Our poets, especially, have generally written lor
particular occasions, with the remembrance of which
their productions have gone to rest, or their effusions have
been carelessly inserted in periodicals of slight merit and
limited circulation, where they were unlikely to attract
notice to tliemselves, or draw attention to their authors
The grass of the field or flowers of the wilderness are
growing over the ashes of many of the highly gifted who,
through the wild and romantic region, of our republic,
have Mattered poetry in "ingots bright from the mint of
genius" and glowing with the impress of beauty and the
spirit of truth, in quantities sufficient, were it known and
appreciated as it would be in other countries, to secure
to tliem an honorable reputation throughout the world.
Such were Harney, author of' Crystalma and the r ever
Dream,' Sands, author of ' Yamoyden ; Wilcox, ?"'n"r
of the 'Age of Benevolence;' Robinson, author of I he
Savage Little, the sweet and tender poet of Christian
feeling, the lamented Brainard, and many beside, whose
writings are almost unknown, save by their kindred asso
ciates and friends. . . , , .
With the names of those poets who within the last few
years have extended the reputation of American lite
rature Iteyond the Atlantic, Bryant, Dana, Percival,
Sprague, Sigouniey, Whitticr, Willis. &lc. the public are
familiar ; and we can assure them that there exists, though
long forgotten and unknown, a mine of noetic wealth,
rich, varied and extensive, which will amply repay the la
bor of exploring it, and add undying lustre to the crown
which encircles the brow of American genius. In the pub
lication now proposed we shall rescue from the obi vton
to which they have long been consigned, and embalm in a
bright and imperishable form the numberless ' gems of
purest ray,' witn which our researches into the literary an
tiquities of our country have endowed us ; and we are con
fident that every lover of his native land will regard our
enterprise as patriotic and deserving the support of the
citizens of the United States, as tending to elevate the
character of that country in the scale of nations, and as
?ert its claims to the station to which its children entitles
it With this conviction we ask the patronage of the com
munity to aid us in our undertaking, conscious that we
are meriting its support by exhibiting to the world a proud
evidence that America, in the giant strength of her Hercu
lean childhood, is dest ined ere long to cope in the arena of
literature w ith those land, which for centurie. have boast
cd their civilization and refinement, and justly exulted in
their triumphs of their cherished sons in the noblest field
which heaven ha. opened to the human intellect.
The American Antholoov will contain complete
works of a portion of the following?the most popular of
our poetic writers?and of the others, the best jioems, and
such as are least generally known:
Adains, John Quincy Gould, Hannah r.
Allston, Washington Hallaek, Fitx Frcene
Barber, Joseph Harney, John M.
Barlow, Joel llillhouse, John A.
Benjamin. Park Hoffman, Charles l.
Bogart, Elisnlieth Mellcn. Grenville
Brainerd, John G. C. Neal.John
Brooks, James G. Peahody, B. W O.
Bryant, William C. Percival, James U.
Clark, Willis G. Piernont, John
Coffin, Roliert S. Pinckney, Edward C.
Dana, Richard H. Erc",,ce,\ tT?.rge
Doane, George W. Rockwell, J. O.
Drake, Joseph R. Sands, Rol>ert C. _
Dwight, Timothy Sigoumey, Lydia H.
Ellet, Elisabeth F. Sprague, Charles
Embury, Emum C. Sutermeistcr, J. R.
Everett, Edward Trumbull, John
Fairfield, Sumner L. Wetmore, Prosper M.
Freneau, Philip Whjtticr John G
Gallagher, William D. Willis, Nathaniel r.
In addition to the poems of the above namod authors,
selections, comprising the best productions of more than
four hundred other American writers, will Ik> given as the
work progresses. ,
The American Anthology will be published on the first
Saturday of every month. Each number will contain
seventy-two royal octavo pages, printed in the most lieau
tiful manner on paper of superior quality, and two or more
portraits on steel, w ith other illustrations.
Price, Five dollars per annum, payable in advance.
' The first number will be published in December.
Subscriptions received in New-York, by Wiley & I ut
nam, 181 Uroadwav, and Griswold & Cainbrelcng, 118
Fulton street. oSSTolE
Sec. N. Y. Lit. Antiquarian Assoc latum.
NILES'S REGISTER.
THE Subscribers to the " Register" ore respectfully
informed, that after the first day of September nextlt
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In transferring this work to the seat of the National bo
I vernment, we are not only complying with the wishes of a
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| carrying into effect a design long entertained by its found
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od to Wiuhtngim City. If we may be permitted to give
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Presidential election, ull the proceedings of the reform
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PROSPECTUS OF
THE UNITED STATES MAGAZINE
AND DEMOCRATIC REVIEW.
ON the 1st of October, 1837, will be published at
Washington, District of Columbia, and delivered
aimultancously in the principal cities of the United States,
a new Monthly Mugazine, under the aljove title, devoted
to the principles of the Democratic party.
It has long been apparent to many of the reflecting mem
bers of the Democratic party of the United States, that a
periodical for the advocacy and diffusion of their political
principles, similar to those in such active and influential
operation in England, ia a desideratum of the highest im
portance to supply?a periodical which should unite with
the attractions of a sound and vigorous literature, a poli
tical character capable of giving efficient support to the
doctrines and measures of that party, now maintained by
a large majority of the People. Discussing the great
questions of polity 'before the country, expounding and
advocating the Democratic doctrine through the most able
pens that that party can furnish, in articles of greuter
length, more condensed forcc, more elalioralc research,
and more elevated tone than ia possible for the newspaper
press, a Magazine of this character becomes an instru
ment of inappreciable value for the enlightenment and
formation of public opinion, and for the support of the
principles which it advocates. By these means, by thus
explaining and defending the measures'of the Democratic
party, anu by always furnishing to the public a clear and
powerful commentary upon tnose complex questions of
policy which so frequently distract the country, and upon
which, imperfectly understood as they often are by
friends, and misrepresented and distorted us they never
fall to be by political opponents, it is of the utmost impor
tance that ihe public should l>e fully and rightly informed,
it is hoped that the periodical in question may be made to
exert a beneficial, rational, and lasting influence on the
public mind.
Other considerations, which cannot be two highly appre
ciated, will render the establishment and success of the
proposed Magazine of very great importance
ln the mighty struggle of antagonist principles which is
now going on in society, the Democratic party of the Uni
ted States stands committed to the world as the deposito
ry and cxemplur of those cardinal doctrines of political
faith with which the cause of the People in every age and
country is identified. Chiefly from the want of a con
venient means of concentrating the intellectual energies
of its disciples, this party has hitherto been almost wholly
unrepresented in the republic of letters, while the views
and |M?licy of its opposing creeds are daily advocated by
the ablest and most commanding efforts of genius and
learning.
In the United States Magazine the attempt will be
made to remove this reproach.
The present is the tune peculiarly appropriate for the
commencement of such an undertaking. The Democratic
body of tbe Union, after a conflict which tested to the ut
termost its stability and its principles, have succeeded in
retaining possession of the executive administration of
the country. In the consequent comparative repose from
political strife, the period is auspicious for organizing and
calling to it* aid anew and powerful ally of this charac
ter, interfering with none and co-opernting with all.
Co-ordinate with this main design of The United States
Magazine, no care nor cost will Ire spared to render it, in
a literary point of view, honorable to the country, and fit
to cope in vigor of rivalry with it* European competitors.
Viewing the English language as the noble heritage and
common birthright of all who spcuk the tongue of Milton
and Shakspeare, it will lie the uniform object of its con
ductors to present only the finest productions in the vari
ous branches of literature that can be procured, and to
diffuse the benefit of correct models of taste and worthy
execution.
In this department the exclusiveness of party, which is
inseparable from the political department of such a work,
will have no nlace. Here we all stand on a neutral
ground of equality and reciprocity, where those universal
principles of taste to which we are all alike subject, will
alone be recognized as the common law. Our political
principles cannot lie compromised, but our common litera
ture it will lie our common pride to cherish and extend,
with a liberality of feeling unbiassed by partial or minor
views.
As the United States Magazine is founded on the
broadest basis which the means and influence of the De
mocratic party in the United States can present, it is in
tended to renacr it in every respect a thoroughly Nation
al Work, not merely designed for ephemeral interest and
attraction, but to continue of permanent historical value.
With this view a considerable portion of each number w ill
be appropriated to the follow ing subjects, in addition to
the general features referred to aliove :
A general summary of Political and of Domestic Intel
ligence, digested in the order of the States, comprising all
the authentic important facts of the preceding month.
General Literary Intelligence, Domestic and Foreign.
General Scientific Intelligence, including Agricultural
Improvements, a notice of all new Patents, &c.
A condensed account of new works of Internal Im
provement throughout the Union, preceded by a general
view of all now in operation or in progress.
Military and Naval News, Promotions, Changes, Move
ments, ftc.
Foreign Intelligence.
Biographical obituary notices of distinguished persons.
After tne closc of each session of Congress, an extra
or an enlarged number w ill l>e published, containing a ge
neral review and history of its proceedings, a condensed
abstract of important official documents, and the acts of
the session.
Advantage will also be taken of the means concentrated
in this establishment from all quarters of the Union, to
collect and digest such extensive statistical observations
on all the piost important interests of the country as can
not fail to prove ol very great value.
This portion of the work w ill be separately paged, so
as to udnut of binding by itself, and will tie furnished with
a copious in'dex, so that the United States Magazine will
also constitute a Complete Annual Reuistkr, on a
scale unattemplcd before, and of very great importance to
all classes, not only as affording a current and combined
view, from month to month, of the subjects which it will
comprise, but also for record and reference through future
years; the value of which will increase with the duration
of the work.
Although in its political character the United States
Magazine addresses its claims to the support of the De
mocratic partv, it is honed that its other features referred
to above?independently of the desirable object of Incom
ing acquainted with the doctrines of an opponent thus
advocated?twill recommend it to a liberal and candid
support from all purlies, and from the large class of no
party.
To promote the populnr objects in view,and relying up
on the united support of the Democratic party, as well as
from others, the price of subscription is fixed ut the low
rate of five dollars per annum; while in mechanical ar
rangement, and in size, quantity of matter, tic., the Uni
ted States Magazine w ill be placed on it par at least with
the leading monthlies of England. The whole will form
three large octavo volumes ejich year.
ILf Terms : $5 in advance, or $6on thedelivery of the
third number. In return for a remittance of ?'-'0, five co
pies will lie sent; of 850, thirteen copies will be sent;
and of $11)0, twenty-nine copies.
07 All communications to lie addressed (post paid) to
the publishers.
TAMMANY HALL.
At a regular meeting of the Democratic Republican (Jen
em! Committee, of the city and county of New-York,
hWd at Tammany Hall, on Thursday evening, April 6, "
1H37,
The prospectus issued by Messrs. Langtree St O'Sulli
van, for the publication, at the city of Washington, of a
monthly mairaztne, to be entitled the United States Maga
zine and Democratic Review, having been presented and
read, it w as thereupon,
Resolved unanimously, That, in the opinion of this
Committee, the work referred to in the prospectus will
prove highly useful lo the Democratic Party, and lienefi
cial to the community; that the plan of the work appears
to be judiciously adapted to the attainment of the impor
tant objects announced by the publishers, and we cordially
recommend it to the support of our fellow citizens.
An cxtract from the minutes.
F.nwARn Sanpfoiw. Secretary.
ADVERTISEMENTS.
It i* intended to reader the United State* Magazine a
medium for literary and general advertising, fur whicii it*
thorough circulation in every State of the Union, and
abroad, will render it very advania?eoua.
Advertisement* will be inaerted on the cover of the
United State* Magazine on tbe following term* :
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do. do. three times, ? ? 2 50
1 column, one insertion, - 3 l>o
do. three times, ? ? ? - 7 oO
1 paae, one insertion, ' ? ? ? ? ? f> 00
do. three times, ? * - ? 10 00
I square, per annum,- ? ? ? ? 10 uo
Single page* ?uu:hed in for $2 SO; 8 paxes, (HO;
pages, iJ'JO. These will l?e inserted only in the copie
luered by tiand in lite Urge cities, and 3000 of eaetc
be required The other advertisements are pubo
ivery copy. A Magazine beiug g/ -nerally preserved,
returned for perusal for months on the family table, it
dera it a muc h more desirable agent for appropriate udw
lining than newspapers or other evanescent periodical
Advertisements will lie received by all the Agents.
Br Bills intended for stitching with the cover, if deliv
ered at the following places, free ot expense, will be re
Silarly forwarded:?Boston, and Eastern States, Otis,
roadera, <St Co., agents; New York, at the office of
Mr. O'Sullivan, No. 03 Cedar street; Philadelphia. R. P
DesiIver. Market street; Baltimore, F. Lucas, Jr. They
should be aent not luter than the 10th day of the month
previous to that required for insertion.
LANGTRKE At O'SULLIVAN
Washington, D. C., Murch 4. 1837.
PROSPECTUS
TO Til
AMERICAN MONTHLY MAGAZINE,
for 1837.
P1VE DOLLAR* PER YEAR.
ON the first of January was published the first number of
the niulh volume of the American Monthly Magazine.
This will commence the second year of " the New bene*
of the American Monthly." One year has passed since,
by the union of the New England Magazine with this
well established periodical, the resources of a publication
which had previously absorbed those of the American
Monthly Keview and of the 1'nited State* Magaziue,
were all concentrated in the American Monthly Maga
zine ; giving at once so broad a basis to the work as to
fttantp its nuiional character and ensure its permanency.
The numtier of pagea, which have each month exceeded
one hundred, was at the same lim increased^ w.tke
room for an additional supply of , Iand each
number of the work tfrsu'udfcmfit the year has been orna
mented wilh no engraving, executed by the first artists in
the country. How far the literary contents of the Maga
zine have kept pace with these secondary improvements,
the public are the best judges. The aim of the proprietors
ha? been from the first to eatablish a periodical which
should have a tone and character of its own ; and which,
while rendered sufficiently amusing to ensure its cireuln
tion, should ever keep for its main object the promotion of
good taste, and souna, vigorous and fearless thinking, up
on whatever subject it undertook to discuss ; which, in n
word, should make its way into public favor, and establish
its claims to consideration, rather by what should be
found in its page* than by any eclat which the names of
popular contributors, or the dissemination of laudatory
paragraphs, could confer. Nor has the American Monthly
had any reason to regret having adopted and followed out
the course prescribed to itself from the first. It has in
deed lost lioth contributors and subscriber* by the tone of
some of its papers ; but by the more enlightened who have
judged of the tendency of the work in the aggregate uml
not by its occasional difference of opinion with themselves,
it has been sustained with spirit and liberality. It h;us
been enabled to merge from infancy and dependance upon
extrinsic circumstances; and the quickcuing power of
many minds, laboring successively or in unison, ha* in
fused vitality into the creation while shaping it into form,
until now it has a living principle of ita own. It hat be
come something, it i* hoped, winch " the world would not
willingly let die,"
But though the subscription list of the American Monthly
has enlarged with the publications of every number during
the last year, it is not yet sufficiently full to justify the
publishers in carrying into effect their plan of liberally
compensating lioth the regular contributors and every wri
ter Uiat furnishes a casual paper for the week. Nor till
literary labor in every department of a periodical is ade
quately thu? rewarded, can it fully sustain or merit the
character which on occasional article from a well paid
popular pen may give.
if these views lie just, there is no impertincnco in ap
pealing here to the public to assist in furthering them by
promoting the prosperity of the American Monthly Maga
zine.
The work which is under the editorial chagre of C. F
Hoofman and Park Benjamin, Esq. will continue to be
Stblishcd simultaneously on the first of every month, in
ew York, by George Dearborn & Co., in Boston by Otis,
Broaders <Sl Co., communications received at the Office,
No. 38, Gold Street, New York.
PROSPECTUS OF THE
SOUTHERN LITERARY MESSENGER,
THOMAS W. W HITE, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
THIS IS A MONTHLY MAGAZINE, devoted
chiefly to literature, but occasionally finding room
for articles that fall w ithin the scope of Sciencc ; and not
professing an entire disdain of tasteful teltction*, though
Us matter has been, as it will continue to be, in the main,
original.
Party politics and controversial theology, as far as pos
sible, are jealously excluded. They are sometimes so
blended with discussions in literature or in moral science,
otherwise unobjectionable, as to gain admittance for the
sake of the more valuable matter to which they adhere
?but whenever that happens, they are incidental only : not
primary. They are dross, tolerated only because it can
not well be severed from the sterling ore wherewith it is
incorporated.
Reviews and Critical Notices occupy their due space
in the work; and it is the editor's aim that they shouM
have a threefold tendency?to convey in a condensed
form, such valuable truths or interesting incidents as arc
embodied in the work* reviewed,?to direct the reader's
attention to books that deserve to be read,?and to warn
him against wasting time and money upon that large num
ber, which merit only to lie burned. In thi* age of publi
cations, that by their variety and multitude distract ami
overwhelm every undiscriininating student, impartial
criticism, governed by the views just mentioned, is one. of
the most inestimable and indispensable of auxiliaries, to
him who does wish to discriminate.
Essays and Tales, having in viewutility or amusement,
or both,?Historical Sketches,?and Reminiscences of
events too minute for history, yet elucidating it, and height
ening its interest,?may t>e regarded as forming the staple
of the work. And of indigenous poelry, enough is pub
lished?sometime# of no mean strain?to manifest anil to
cultivate the growing poetical taste and talents of our
country.
The times appear, for several reasons, to demand such
a w ork?and not one alone, but many. The public mind
is feverish and irritated still, from recent political strifes.
The soft, ossuusive influence of literature is needed, to
allay that fever, and soothe that irritation. Vice and folly
are rioting abroad : They should be driven by indignant
rebuke, or lushed by ridicule, into their fitting haunts.
Ignorance lords it over an immense proportion of our
people. Every spring should be set in motion, to arouse
the enlightened, and to increase their number; so that the
great enemy of popular government may no longer brood,
like a portentous cloud, over the destinies of our country.
And to accomplish all these ends, what more powerful
agent can be employed than a periodical, on the plan of
the Messenger; if that plan lie but carried out in practice
The South, peculiarly; requires such an agent. In all
the Union, south of Washington,there are but two literary
periodicals ! Northward of that city, there are probably at
least twenty-five or thirty ! Is thi* contrast justified by.
the wealth, the leisure, the native talent, or the actual
I literary taste of the Southern people, compared with those
of the Northern ? No: for in wealth, talents, and tastr,
we may justly claim at least an equality with our bre
thren; and a domestic institution exclusively our nun;
beyond all donlit affords us, if w e choose, twice the leisure
for reading and writing, which they enioy. ,
It w as from a deep sense of this local want, that .the
word Southern was engrafted on the name of tins
periodical; and not with any design to nourish local pre
judice*, or to advocate supposed local interests. Far from
any such thought, it i* the editor'* fervent wish to see the
North and South liound endearingly together forever, in
the silken bands of mutual kindness and affection K.ir
from meditating hostility to Ihe North, he has already
drawn, and he hopes hereafter to draw, much of his choicest
matter thence ; ana happy indeed will he deem himself,
should his pages, by making each region know the other
better, contribute in any essential degree to dispel the
lowering clouds thai now threaten the peace of lioth, and
to brighten and strengthen the sacred tic* of fraternal
love.
The Southern Literary Messenger ha* now reached the
fifth No. of its third volume. How far it has acted out the
ideas here uttered, it is not for the editor to say Ho
believes, however, that it fall* not further *hort of them
than human weakness usually makes practice fall short of
theory.
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work contains 64 large super-royal pates, printed in the
very handsomest manner, on new tyjw, and on pap<' ?
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nnd must commence with Ihe current one. The price 11
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THE MADISONIAN.
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