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NEW YORK : OFFICE OF PUBLICATION, 126 NASSAU STREET.

CONTENTS OF VOL. II.

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A PICTURE,
A Leaflet,
An Offering, .
Angel May, .
Arch of Life,
A Story for a Winter Night,
A Voyage on a Hay-stack,
A Fragment, . .
A pleasant French Gentleman,
A few Words about Bears,

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37 OLIO—continued.

ture-Abused Authors-An Oriental Anacreon

-Fairie Thoughts-A Grand Idea—Pretty Con. 121

ceits-A Hard Hit, . . . . 193 157 “Home-Wounded," an Exquisite Poem-A Timely

Word—Sheridan-The Sweet Uses of Adversity 238

-Proof Positive-Americaniana–Thoughts on 253

Life—The Hood—The Sun Bonnet-A Pretty 281

Thought-An Impertinent Joke- A Strange
Love Affair, and a Novel Elopement, . . 242
A Good Hit-A Quiet Hour in June—Good Boys

-Gallant to the Last-A Bust of Tennyson

Bull-Headedness—Chinese Aphorisms — Casti279

lian Pride—The People no Flatterers—A New Litany-A Good-One from a SchoolmasterPeg Woffington - Curious Anachronisms —

Onions giving Fragrance to Roses—A Parisian 152

Joke-A taste of Barry Cornwall, . . 286 . 182

Philosophic Ferryman, the . .
Robert Steele, By John Neal, .

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'Twas the Night before Christmas,

22, 28 The Firesides of the Revolution, . . . 41 THINGS WE TALK ABOUT :

The Grate — Fire-lit Rooms — Philosophy of a

Cheerful Blaze-The Household Demon-Stoves Unpoetic and Unpatriotic—"What is Poetry ?” -Neither Poetry nor Poets - Flirts found Useful - Editor of the London Times — His Whereabouts—The Arrowsmith Hoax-A New Poet"Little White Lilly "-Hooped Petticoats-Originator of the Balloon-Town-talk -Maretzek—Thalberg-Paul Delaroche-The Holidays—Mr. Buchanan's Bachelordom-Matrimonial Rumors-Mr. Hosmer's Poem, the King of Algiers—To our Correspondents, . . 47 The Palmer Marbles—The Christmas days

Angus B. Reach-A Pleasant bit of RomanceProfessor Hows-Hooped Raglans—“Shakspeare and his Friends”-A Sensation—Thackeray's New Novel-Fairy Talk on Orchard Robbing — Town Matters — Tom Hood the Second - The year that Dies—The Strong Minded Women--An odd Difficulty-Little Women, . . . . . . French Letters-Cold Weather—The Wizard

Meriam—Charity—The World too Big-Heating the Hudson River by Steam--Putting out Vesuvius–Martha Washington-Charles Dickens as

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Love and Celery, . . . . . 202
My Step-Mother's Secret,
Margareth, By F. L. Benedict, .
My Old Love, " "

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Mud,
My Uncle's Mirror,
Never give up! Always give up,
Nice Girls,

252 OLIO :

A New Nook of 'Good Things—A Thought will

clothe itself A Military Anecdote-IndianaIncident in the French Revolution-An Actor's Readiness—The Ruling Passion--Strange Adven

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THINGS WE TALK ABOUT—continued.

an Actor-Miss Matilda Heron-Anecdote of a

Spanish actress, . . . . . 144
Death of Dr. Kane-The Burdell Murder-The

Hoops - Fashions — Garroting - Spring - Pal-
mer's Bust of Spring--Vanity in Church-
Laura Keene's--Love in 76-Miss Heron as
Medea — Thalberg's Matinées—Hart the Sculptor

-Miss Lee, . . . . . 191 A Grand Spectacle—The Coniet-The World's

Destruction-Buffoonery Popular--Eccentrici. ties in the Pulpit---Rev. Mr. Spurgeon-A Grand Pedigree-Sleepy-Hollow Chair—May and no May Queen- May in Town-Consumption-Cure by Inhalation-A Lucretia Borgia in our Cellars — Thalberg - Leonore – Miss Heron-Laura Keene-The Elephants—Comedy

at Wallack's-Spring Gaiety of the Town, , 239 Dull People — Opposed to Fiction - Camille –

Bad Plays no New Thing-Immoral Literature always Existing—Shakspeare in the Ring

THINGS WE TALK ABOUT—continued.

French Passion for Blonde Beauty—The Comet

—The Address of Dr. Bellows on the Drama, . 284
The Thirteenth Chime, .
The Lay of the Bell,
The Painter's Daughter,
To Fannie,
The Polish Boy, By Mrs. Ann S. Stephens,

118 To a Lady, .

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The two Tuppers,
The Brussels Carpet, .
The Rival,

140 The Discovery, .

199 Traditions of the Natchez, .

247 The Moorish Page,

254 The two Worlds of the Poet, .

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The Past,
West Point, a Tale, . . 30, 70, 126, 158, 214, 262
Why the Rose most Beautiful ?.

205 We Parted, . . . . . . 237

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Illustration to Lost Jewels :

Illustrations to West Point: The Revelation,

The Hash, . . . . Landscape, .

. 15 The Cliff, The Night before Christmas-Two Illustrations,

The Mystery, . Illustrations to West Point:

| Illustration to Lost Jewels—The Snow-Storm, The Departure,

The Convent Bell, Queen Eagle, .

31 Initial Letter, . Wood Scene, . . .

The Discovery, .
Fashion Illustrations, . . 52, 101, 149, 197, 245, 289 | The Duke's Pledge-Two Illustrations,
Illustration to Lost Jewels—The Boat-House, .

53 | Illustrations to West Point: The Thirteenth Chime,. .

63 The Surprise, .

The Cave. Illustrations to West Point:

. The Surprise, .

. 70 Illustration to Lost Jewels—The Conference, . The Race, .

. 71 | Traditions of the Natchez: The Lay of the Bell—Two Illustrations

78, 79 Sun Worship . The Painter's Daughter, .

The Altar, Illustration to Lost Jewels, .

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The Victim, The Swiss Boy's Reverie, .

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The Mound, The Polish Boy-Three Illustrations,

120 Interior, · Illustrations to West Point:

The Moorish Page: Initial, .

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The Arrival,
The Glove,

The Condemned,
The Lover,

· 134 Illustration to West Point-The Mountain Maid, Love's Reveille,

• 161 Bachelors' Hall,

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JANUARY, 1857.

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BY MRS. A N N 8, ST E P H E N 8.

CHAPTER XII.—EVIL COUNSELS. “ MOTHER, this is too much. I can endure it no step I take but adds to my own misery. I am baffled, longer. You keep me working in the dark, and every defeated, almost exposed, and yet you say, go on,"

Botoned, according to Act of Congress, in the sear 1886, by Ann & STEPHENS, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the U. S., for the Southern Dietrict of Now York.

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