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HARPER'S

NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE.


VOLUME IV.

DECEMBER, 1851, TO MAY, 1852.


NEW YORK:

HARPER & BROTHERS, PUBLISHERS,

329 & 331 PEARL STREET,

FRANKLIN SQUARE.

1852.




ADVERTISEMENT.


The Fourth Volume of HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE is completed by the
issue of the present number. The Publishers embrace the opportunity of
renewing the expression of their thanks to the public and the press, for
the extraordinary degree of favor with which its successive Numbers have
been received. Although it has but just reached the close of its second
year, its regular circulation is believed to be at least twice as great
as that of any similar work ever issued in any part of the world.

The Magazine will be continued in the same general style, and upon the
same plan, as heretofore. Its leading purpose is to furnish, at the
lowest price, and in the best form, the greatest possible amount of the
useful and entertaining literary productions of the present age. While
it is by no means indifferent to the highest departments of culture, it
seeks primarily to place before the great masses of the people, in every
section of the country, and in every walk of life, the most attractive
and instructive selections from the current literature of the day. No
degree of labor or expense will be spared upon any department. The most
gifted and popular authors of the country write constantly for its
pages; the pictorial illustrations by which every Number is embellished
are of the best style, and by the most distinguished artists; the
selections for its pages are made from the widest range and with the
greatest care; and nothing will be left undone, either in providing
material, or in its outward dress, which will tend in any degree to make
it more worthy the remarkable favor with which it has been received.

The Magazine will contain regularly as hitherto:

_First._ - One or more original articles upon some topic of general
interest, written by some popular writer, and illustrated by from
fifteen to thirty wood engravings, executed in the highest style of art:

_Second._ - Copious selections from the current periodical literature of
the day, with tales of the most distinguished authors, such as DICKENS,
BULWER, LEVER, and others - chosen always for their literary merit,
popular interest, and general utility:

_Third._ - A Monthly Record of the events of the day, foreign and
domestic, prepared with care, and with entire freedom from prejudice and
partiality of every kind:

_Fourth._ - Critical Notices of the Books of the day, written with
ability, candor, and spirit, and designed to give the public a clear and
reliable estimate of the important works constantly issuing from the
press:

_Fifth._ - A Monthly Summary of European Intelligence concerning Books,
Authors, and whatever else has interest and importance for the
cultivated reader:

_Sixth._ - An Editor's Table, in which some of the leading topics of the
day will be discussed with ability and independence:

_Seventh._ - An Editor's Easy Chair, or Drawer, which will be devoted to
literary and general gossip, memoranda of the topics talked about in
social circles, graphic sketches of the most interesting minor matters
of the day, anecdotes of literary men, sentences of interest from papers
not worth reprinting at length, and generally an agreeable and
entertaining collection of literary miscellany.

The Publishers trust that it is not necessary for them to reiterate
their assurances that nothing shall ever be admitted to the pages of the
Magazine in the slightest degree offensive to delicacy or to any moral
sentiment. They will seek steadily to exert upon the public a healthy
moral influence, and to improve the character, as well as please the
taste, of their readers. They will aim to make their Magazine the most
complete repertory of whatever is both useful and agreeable in the
current literary productions of the day.




CONTENTS OF VOLUME IV.


Amalie de Bourblanc, the Lost Child 202
American Arctic Expedition 11
Anecdotes and Aphorisms 348
Anecdotes of Leopards and Jaguars 227
Anecdotes of Monkeys 464
Artist's Sacrifice 624
Ass of La Marca 354
Benjamin Franklin. By JACOB ABBOTT 145, 289
Bird-hunting Spider 78
Black Eagle in a Bad Way 217
Bleak House. By CHARLES DICKENS 649, 809
Blighted Flowers 549
Boston Tea-Party. By B. J. LOSSING 1
Bow Window 50
Brace of Blunders 540
Chewing the Buyo 408
Child's Toy 476
Christmas as we grow Older. By CHARLES DICKENS 390
Christmas in Company of John Doe. By CHARLES DICKENS 386
Christmas in Germany 499
Clara Corsini - a Tale of Naples 68
Conspiracy of the Clocks 185
Crime Detected 768
Curious Page of Family History 351
Curse of Gold - A Dream 335
Czar of Russia at a Ball 828
Difficulty 56
Diligence in doing Good 781
Dream of the Weary Heart 511

EDITOR'S DRAWER.

Tailing on; The John Jones Party; How many Times did the
Hedge-pig mew? Touching the Tin, 134. The Deformed's Hope;
Looking out for Number One - Abroad and at Home; Leaves and Coats;
The Mathematical Monomaniac, 135. A puzzled Doctor, 136. A Text
for a Sermon; The entombed Racer; Cause and Effect; Vagaries of
the Insane, 268. Munchausenism; Love and Mammon; Professional
Enthusiasm, 269. Mind your P's and Q's; Sympathy thrown away;
Winter Duties, 270. Experiments in Flying; Affair of
Honor - almost, 271. Takin' Notes; Having One's Faculties; Great
Talkers, 421. Witnesses and Counsel - with an Example; Physiognomy
at Fault; Mercantile Drummers, 422. On Discontentment;
Omnipresence of the Deity; To Snuffers and Chewers; The French
and Death, 412. Rat and Owl Fight; Moralizing on Climbing a
greased Pole; Inquisitiveness, with an Instance thereof, 565.
Street Thoughts by a Surgeon; The Millionaire without a Sou; The
Deaf-and-Dumb Boy; Workers in Worsted, 566. Subscribing
Something; Bad Spelling; Lending Umbrellas, 567. Something about
Music; The Workhouse Clock, 568. Sweets in Paris; Something about
China, 569. Difference of Opinion; a Tale of other Times, 704.
Stealing Sermons; About Snuff; Laughter; Looking-glass
Reflections; Something from Sam Slick, 705. Turning the Tables:
Youthful Age; Fools and Madmen; Under Canvas, 706. Joking in
Letters; Welsh Card of Invitation; Chiffoniers in Paris, 707.
Harrowing Lines, 708. Eating cooked Rain; Patent Medicine Toast;
New Language of Flowers, 847. Song of the Turkey; Marks of
Affection; Tired of Nothing to do; Lame and impotent Conclusion,
848. Orders is Orders; The Sleeping Child; Dickens's Denouements;
Statistical Fellows, 849. Keep your Receipts; Giving a Look;
About Dandies; Chawls Yellowplush on Lit'ry Men; Deep-blue
Stockings, 850. A Climax; Some Love-Verses; A Criminal
Curiosity-hunter; a Skate-vender on Thaws, 851.

EDITOR'S EASY CHAIR.

Kossuth; Louis Napoleon; A Workingman for President, 131. Musical
Chit-chat; Lumley and Rossini; America in the Exhibition, 132. A
very French Story of Love and Devotion; Another of Devotion and
Smuggling, 133. Kossuth and our Enthusiasm for him, 265. On Lola
Montez; Dumas and the French Censorship; Signor Braschi; Female
Stock-brokers; The consoled Disconsolates, 266. An Italian
Romance, 267. Louis Napoleon's Coup d'état; Kossuth Talk, 418.
Paris Gossip; Cavaignac and his Bride elect; The Lottery of Gold,
419. Home Gossip; How Mr. Coper sold a horse, 420. The Hard
Winter; The Forrest Trial, 563. The French Usurpation;
President-making and Morals in the Metropolis; A Bit of Paris
Life; Legacies to Litterateurs, 564. Now; Close of the Carnival;
the Cooper Testimonial; Lectures; Exemplary Damages, 702.
Congressional Manners; The Maine Liquor Law; Reminiscence of
Maffit; French Writers, 703. The Chevalier's Stroke for a Wife,
704. More about the Weather, 843. Sir John Franklin; Free Speech;
Lola in Boston; Jenny Goldschmidt, 844. Marriage Associations;
About Punch; Magisterial Beards; An equine Passport, 845.
Matrimonial Confidence; Dancing in the Beau Monde; Major M'Gowd's
Story, 846.

EDITOR'S TABLE.

Time and Space, 128. Testimony of Geology to the Supernatural,
130. The Year, 262. The Pulpit and the Press, 265. The Value of
the Union, 415. The Seventh Census, 557. The Immensity of the
Universe, 562. The Spiritual Telegraph, 699. History the World's
Memory, 700. Mental Alchemy: - Credulity and Skepticism, 839.

Episode of the Italian Revolution 771
Esther Hammond's Wedding Day 520
Eyes made to Order 91
Fashionable Forger 231
Fashions for December 143
Fashions for January 287
Fashions for February 431
Fashions for March 575
Fashions for April 719
Fashions for May 863
Forgotten Celebrity 778
French Flower Girl 54
Gold - What, and Where from 87
Good Old Times in Paris 395
Great Objects attained by Little Things 330
Habits and Character of the Dog-Rib Indians 690
Helen Corrie 391
High Life in the Olden Time 254
How Gunpowder is Made 643
How Men Rise in the World 211
Hunting the Alligator 668
Impressions of England in 1851. By FREDRIKA BREMER 616
Indian Pet 38
Insane Philosopher 647
Introduction of the Potato into France 622
Keep Him Out 515
Knights of the Cross. By CAROLINE CHESEBRO' 221
Kossuth - A Biographical Sketch 40

LEAVES FROM PUNCH.

Better Luck next Time; Doing one a Special Favor; Etymological
Inventions, 141. Off Point Judith; Singular Phenomenon; A Slight
Mistake; New Biographies, 142. Arrant Extortion; Mr. Booby in the
New Costume, 285. A Bloomer in Leap Year; Strong-minded Bloomer,
286. A Horrible Business; Rather too much of a Good Thing, 429.
Mrs. Baker's Pet, 430. Signs of the Times; France is Tranquil,
573. The Road to Ruin; New Street-sweeping Machines, 574. Going
to Cover, 173. Revolution on Bayonets; Thoughts on French
Affairs; Early Publication in Paris, 714. Scene from the
President's Progress, 715. Touching Sympathy; Sound Advice, 716.
Effects of a Strike, 717. Perfect Identification; Calling the
Police; The Seven Wonders of a Young Lady, 718. Butcher Boys of
the Upper Ten, 857. The Inquisitive Omnibus Driver; The Flunky's
Idea of Beauty, 858. A Competent Adviser; Scrupulous Regard for
Truth, 859. Awful Effects of an Eye-glass; Penalties; Rather
Severe, 860. What I heard about Myself in the Exhibition; The
Peer on the Press, 861. The Interior of a French Court of Justice
in 1851, 862.

Legend of the Lost Well 47
Legend of the Weeping Chamber 358
Life and Death. By the Author of _Alton Locke_ 216

LITERARY NOTICES.

BOOKS NOTICED.

Melville's Moby Dick; Putnam's Hand-books; Rural Homes;
Hawthorne's Wonder-Book, 137. Greeley's Glances at Europe;
Stoddard's Poems; Neander on Philippians; Heavenly Recognition;
Lindsay and Blackiston's Gift-Books; Bishop McIlvaine's Charge,
138. Taylor's Wesley and Methodism, 272. Boyd's Young's Night
Thoughts; Mrs. Lee's Florence; Words in Earnest; Herbert's
Captains of the Old World; Ida Pfeiffer's Voyage Round the World,
273. Reveries of a Bachelor; James's Aims and Obstacles; Simm's
Norman Maurice; Richard's Claims of Science; Greenwood Leaves;
Winter in Spitzbergen; Dream-land by Daylight, 274. Memoir of
Mary Lyon; Woods's Sixteen Months at the Gold Diggings;
Wainwright's Land of Bondage; Mrs. Kirkland's Evening Book; The
Tutor's Ward; Thompson's Hints to Employers, 275. Layard's
Nineveh; Saunders's Great Metropolis; Ik. Marvel's Dream-life;
Florence Sackville; Clovernook, 424. Salander and the Dragon;
Spring's First Woman; Edwards's Select Poetry; Sovereigns of the
Bible; Hawthorne's Snow Image; Summerfield; The Podesta's
Daughter; Ross's What I saw in New York; Curtis's Western
Portraiture; Stephen's Lectures on the History of France, 425.
Chambers's Life and Works of Burns, 569. Abbott's Corner Stone;
Browne's History of Classical Literature; Dickson's Life, Sleep,
and Pain; Head's Faggot of French Sticks; Hudson's Shakspeare;
Simmon's Greek Girl; House on the Rock; Companions of my
Solitude; Wright's Sorcery and Magic; Ravenscliffe; Mitford's
Recollections of a Literary Life, 570. Memoirs of Margaret Fuller
Ossoli; Edwards's Charity and its Fruits, 708. Richardson's
Arctic Searching Expedition; Bonynge's Future Wealth of America;
Copland's Dictionary of Medicine; Cheever's Reel in the Bottle;
The Head of the Family; Neander's Exposition of James; Men and
Women of the Eighteenth Century; Bon Gaultier's Book of Ballads;
Walker's Rhyming Dictionary, 709. Stiles's Austria in 1848-49,
852. Forester's Field Sports; Simms's Golden Christmas;
Falkenburg; Isa; The Howadji in Syria, 853. Stuart's Commentary
on Proverbs; Parker's Story of a Soul; Arthur and Carpenter's
Cabinet Histories; Mosheim's Christianity before Constantine;
Pulszky's Tales and Traditions of Hungary; Aytoun's Lays of the
Scottish Cavaliers; Barnes's Notes on Revelation, 854. Kirwan's
Romanism at Home, 855.

PERSONAL AND LITERARY INTELLIGENCE.

Hawthorne; _Literary Gazette_ on Hitchcock; The _News_ on
Vestiges of Civilization; Westminster Review; New Works
announced; Assyrian Sculptures; Pension to Reid; Christopher
North; Map of France; Manuscripts of Lalande; Dumas's Memoirs,
139. Documents on the Thirty Years' War; Douglas Jerrold's Works,
275. Lady Bulwer; Rise of Bunsen; New College, Edinburgh; Madame
Pfeiffer; Richardson's Arctic Expedition, 276. Plays by Jerrold
and Marston; Stephen's Lectures; Critique on Hildreth; On Moby
Dick; Shakspeare for Kossuth; Landor on Kossuth; Critique on
Springer's Forest Life; On Layard's Nineveh, 277. Alison; Works
denounced; Brougham; Translations of Scott; New Works in France,
278. M. Vattemare; The Elzevirs; Daguerre; Heine; Leipzig Easter
Fair; Papers in Germany; Japanese Dictionary; Excavations at
Athens; Ximenes; Spanish Classics; Ida Hahn-Hahn; Professor
Nuylz; Oriental MSS.; Proscription in Italy; Discovery of Old
Paintings in Münster; Jeffrey; Mr. Jerdan; Brougham; Gutzlaff,
425. Carlyle's Sterling; Yeast; Blake; Dickens in Danish; Delta;
Stephen: M'Cosh; Hahn-Hahn; Junius; Kossuth's Eloquence;
Beresford, 426. Guizot; Revolutionary Walls; Migne's Book
Establishment; French Works; Bonaparte and Literature; Silvio
Pellico; German Novels; Oersted; Oehlenschläger; Menzel; Heine,
427. Schiller Festival; Zahn; Kosmos; Servian Poetry; Shakspeare
in Swedish; Italian Book on America; Chinese Geography; Turkish
Grammar and Dictionary; Ticknor in Spanish, 428. Westminster
Review; New Books; Benedict; Macaulay, 570. Browning's Shelley;
Junius; Budhist Monuments; Freund's German-English Lexicon;
Bulwer's Works; The Head of the Family; Lossing's Field-Book;
Hawthorne; Eliot Warburton, 571. French Literary Exiles;
Lamartine; Count Ficquelmont; Works on the Coup d'Etat; Louis
Philippe and Letters; George Sand; Humboldt; Schiller's Library;
Hagberg; Translations into Spanish, 572. Theological
Translations; Bohn's New Publications; Greek Professorship in
Edinburgh; Dr. Robinson; Talvi, 710. Moby Dick; Tests in Scottish
Universities; Montalembert; Cavaignac; The Press in Paris;
Posthumous Work by Meinhold, 711; Lamartine's Civilisateur;
Eugene Sue; Neuman's English Empire in Asia; English Literature
in Germany; Nitzsch on Hahn-Hahn; Gutzkow; The Rhenish Times;
Hebrew Books; Literature of Hungary; Monument to Oken, 712.
Cockburn's Life of Jeffrey; Grote's History of Greece; Farini's
History of the Roman State; The Shelley Forgeries; James R.
Lowell; Papers of Margaret Fuller, 855. Life of Fox; Sale of rare
Books; Greek Professor at Edinburgh; Bleak House in German;
Macaulay in German; Barante's Histoire de la Convention
Nationale; Pierre Leroux; Chamfort; George Sand; Stuart of
Dunleath in French; Epistolary Forgeries; Anselm Feuerbach; Bust
of Schelling; Goethe and Schiller Literature; Count
Platen-Hallermünde; Lives of the Sovereigns of Russia, 856.

OBITUARIES.

Archibald Alexander, D. D.; J. Kearney Rodgers, M. D.; Granville
Sharp Pattison, M. D.; Gardner G. Howland, 122. Dr. Wingard;
Byron's Sister; H. P. Borrell; Dr. Gutzlaff; Mrs. Sherwood, 140.
King of Hanover, 261. Professors Wolff and Humbert, 280. Joel R.
Poinsett; Moses Stuart, 411. Marshal Soult, 414. William Wyon;
Rev. J. H. Caunter; Chevalier Lavy; M. de St. Priest; Paul Erman;
Professor Dunbar; Dr. Sadleir; Basil Montague, 426. T. H. Turner,
570. Baron D'Ohsen; Robert Blackwood; Serangelli, 712. Hon.
Jeremiah Morrow, 836. Thomas Moore; Archbishop Murray; Sir
Herbert Jenner Fust, 837. Marshal Marmont; Armand Marrast, 838.

Louis Napoleon and his Nose 833
Love Affair at Cranford 457
Masked Ball at Vienna 469
Maurice Tiernay, the Soldier of Fortune. By CHARLES
LEVER 57, 187, 339
Mazzini, the Italian Liberal 404
Miracle of Life 500

MONTHLY RECORD OF CURRENT EVENTS.

UNITED STATES.

The November Elections: success of the Union Party in Georgia,
South Carolina, Mississippi, and Alabama, 120. Adoption of the
New Constitution in Virginia, 120. Election in Pennsylvania, 120.
Return of the Arctic Expedition, 121. Dinner to Mr. Grinnell,
121. Imprisonment of John S. Thrasher in Havana, 121, 258, 553.
Appeal of Mr. Tyler in behalf of the Cuban prisoners, 121.
Inauguration of Gov. Campbell of Tennessee, 121. Convention of
Cotton-planters in Macon, 121. Decision in favor of Morse's
Telegraph, 122. Decision of the Methodist Book-fund case, 122.
Letter of Mr. Clay on the Compromise, 122. Elections in
California, 122. General Intelligence from California, 122, 258,
411, 553, 693, 835. General Intelligence from Oregon, 122, 411,
693. Volcanic Eruption in the Sandwich Islands, 123. General
Intelligence from New Mexico, 123, 259, 411, 553, 693,835.
Arrival of Kossuth, and reception in New York, 255. Speech of
Kossuth at the Corporation banquet in New York, 255. At the Press
dinner, 256. Opening of the Thirty-second Congress, 256. Abstract
of the President's Message, 256. Correspondence with foreign
Powers respecting Cuba, 258. Official vote in New York, 258.
Speech of Kossuth at the Bar dinner in New York, 410. Kossuth at
Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, 410. Opening
of the New York Legislature and Message of Governor Hunt, 410.
Opening of the Pennsylvania Legislature, 411. Mr. Clay resigns
his seat in the Senate, 411. Destruction of the Congressional
Library, 411. American expedition to the Sandwich Islands, 411.
Kossuth at the West, 551. Esterhazy, Batthyanyi, Pulszky, and
Szemere on Kossuth, 551. Speeches in Congress on Intervention,
552. Outrage at Greytown disavowed by the English government,
553. Legislative nominations for the Presidency, 553. Message of
Gov. Farwell of Wisconsin, 553. The U.S. Indemnity in Texas, 553.
Letter of Mr. Buchanan, 553. Of Mr. Benton, 553. General
proceedings in Congress, 692. Correspondence respecting Kossuth,
692. Mr. Webster's discourse before the Historical Society, 693.
Commemorative meeting to J. Fenimore Cooper. 693. Archbishop
Hughes's lecture on Catholicism in the United States, 693. Whig
State Convention in Kentucky, 693. In Indiana, 693. Webster
meeting in New York, 693. Washington's birthday at the Capital,
693. Mormon disturbances in Utah, 694. Debates in the Senate on
Intervention; speech of Mr. Soulé, 834. Abstraction of public
papers, 834. Mr. Cass on the Wilmot Proviso, 834. Presidential
speeches in the House, 834. Political Conventions in various
States, and nominations for the Presidency, 834. Proceedings in
the Legislature of Mississippi, 834. State debt of Pennsylvania,
835. Mr. Webster at Trenton, 835. Accident at Hell-gate, 835.
Return of Cuban prisoners, 835. Letter of Mr. Clay on the
Presidency, 835. Expedition to Japan, 835. Loss of steamer North
America, 835. Col. Berzenczey's expedition to Tartary, 835.

SOUTHERN AMERICA.

Election of Montt as President of Chili, 123. Attempt at
insurrection, 123, 412. Contest against Rosas in Buenos Ayres,
124, 694, 835. Difficulties growing out of the Tehuantepec right
of way in Mexico, 124. Insurrection in the northern departments
under Caravajal, 124, 412, 553, 694, 835. Letters to the
Governors of the departments, 124. General Intelligence from
Mexico, 124, 412, 553, 835. Message of the President of
Venezuela, 694. Disturbance in Chili penal settlements, 694, 835.
Mexican claims for Indian depredations, 835. Defeat and flight of
Rosas, 836. Peruvian expedition against Ecuador, 836. Gold in New
Grenada, 836.

GREAT BRITAIN.

Arrival of Kossuth at Southampton, 124. Speech of Kossuth at
Winchester, 125. Close of the Great Exhibition, 126. Disturbances
in Ireland, 126. War at the Cape of Good Hope, 126, 554, 696.
Opposition of the Sultan of Turkey to the Suez Railway, 126.
Kossuth at Birmingham, Manchester, London, and Southampton, 259.
Embarkation for America, 259. Resignation of Lord Palmerston and



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