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NEW YORK:
DIX & EDWARDS, 321 BROADWAY.
LONDON: SAMPSON LOW, SON & CO.

MDCCCLVI.

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1856, by

DIX & EDWARDS, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of N

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PAGE
A CHRISTMAS CAROL .....
A LEGEND OF ELSNORE-A BALLAD 64
ASPIRATION .........

143
A PLEA FOR QUINCES AND QUINCE-
TREES .....

203
A WORD FOR MEN'S RIGHTS ....... 205
ABU HAMOOD's MULE, AND THE CEDARS

OF LEBANOS.......
ABOUT PEAR-TREES
A TALK ABOUT POPULAR Songs
APRIL ..............
A CHILD'S WISH .......
A VISIT TO MY GRANDPARENTS.
AN AMERICAN'S ADVENTURE IN Paa
ANNIE AT THE CORNER : THE HISTO

NO. XXXVII.
OF A HEART ...............
CALHOUN ON GOVERNMENT .......
CYCLOPÆDIA OF AMERICAN LITERATE
CHESTER ....
CIRCE -A STORY OF PARIS IS
EIGHTEENTH CENTURY .....

AND HIS PLAYS;
CHICAGO IN 1856.
DEAD LEAVES ............

WING THEM.*

.
HIGH LIFE-AT THE NORTH
How I COURTED LULU

characters, which the learned Pheni-
HAVE ANIMALS SOULS!
HIGH LIFE-ON TUE 1

cian and Egyptian had brought in vain
I AND MY CHT

to the singing Greek of the Heroic
KINGSLEY'S !

Ages, began, in the new modifications
Low LITH

of national life which the later admix-
LIV

tures of foreign elements created, at
length to be put to their true uses, that

song of the nation, even in its latest
ir form, was already old on the lips of the

learned, and its origin a tradition. All
on the the history of that wonderful individu-
faces,

ality, wherein the inspirations of so many
rances ages were at last united—the circum-
hrine at stance, the vicissitude, the poetic life
mon rea that had framed that dazzling mirror of
re is yet no old time, and wrought in it those depths
chey instruct of clearness-all had gone before the art
andals which of writing and memories had found its
sht us to wear way into Greece, or even the faculty of
ne most ancient perceiving the actual had begun to be

developed there.
DRAMA-its im- And yet are the scholars of our timo
n, its object and content to leave this matter here, where

y and end for the they find it! With these poetic re-
it is surely now the mains in their hands, the monuments of

a genius whose date is ante-historical,
should we know of the are they content to know of their origin
meric poems? Twenty- only what Alexander and Plato could
cars ago, when those mys- know, what Şolon and Pisistratus were

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.encing the publication of these bold, original, and most ingenious and interesting

upon the real authorship of Shakespeare's plays, it is proper for the Editor of
Monthly, in disclaiming all responsibility for their startling view of the question, to
ey are the result of long and conscientious investigation on the part of the learned
ient scholar, their author; and that the Editor has reason to hope that they will be
d through some future numbers of the Magazine.
.. VII.-1

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