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CONTENTS OF VOL. II.
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
-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 . .
'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
Love and Celery, . . . . . 202
. . . . 187
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
THINGS WE TALK ABOUT—continued.
an Actor-Miss Matilda Heron-Anecdote of a
Spanish actress, . . . . . 144
Hoops - Fashions — Garroting - Spring - Pal-
-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
118 To a Lady, .
140 The Discovery, .
199 Traditions of the Natchez, .
247 The Moorish Page,
254 The two Worlds of the Poet, .
205 We Parted, . . . . . . 237
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, .
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, .
The Victim, The Swiss Boy's Reverie, .
The Mound, The Polish Boy-Three Illustrations,
120 Interior, · Illustrations to West Point:
The Moorish Page: Initial, .
. . 126
· 134 Illustration to West Point-The Mountain Maid, Love's Reveille,
• 161 Bachelors' Hall,
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,"
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