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THE foregoing list included also ROBERT SOUTHEY, Rev. TIMOTHY FLINT, Miss LANDON, CH. JUSTICE MELLEN, TYRONE POWER, ROBERT C. SANDS, WILLIS GAYLORD CLARK, B. B. THATCHER, Dr. CALEB TICKNOR, Wm. H. SIMMONS, and other distinguished writers, who have paid the debt of nature.' A few personal opinions from distinguished writers, and testimonials of the public press, are subjoined:

HIS EXCELLENCY GOVERNOR EVERETT, MINISTER TO ENGLAND. 'I PERUSE the numbers of the KNICKERBOCKER with high gratification. _They seem to me of an order of merit quite above the average of the periodicals of this class, English or American. If I should not find it in my power to place myself in the excellent company of your contributors, with which you tempt me, it will certainly not be for the want of good will.'

MON. J. K. PAULDING, LATE SECRETARY OF THE AMERICAN NAVY. 'I HAVE always felt a deep interest in the KNICKERBOCKER, and taken pleasure in bringing it to the notice of my friends. The manner in which it is conducted, and the great merit of many of its contributors, place it in the highest rank of periodicals. You merit increasing success, by your zeal, energy, and persoverance.'

PROF. LONGFELLOW, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY. THE KNICKERBOCKER stands high in this quarter. It is infinitely superior to most of the English magazines, and well deserves its large list of subscribers.'

SIR E. L. BULWER, THE POPULAR NOVELIST. "THE KNICKERBOCKER is the best American periodical I have yet seen.'

I take pleasure in enclosing you some lines, which were penned expressly for your work."

HON. ROBERT M. CHARLTON, GEORGIA. *It will give me great pleasure, at all times, to be of service to the KNICKERBOCKER, for it is an bonor, and a high one, to the literature of our country. It is a work which requires no puffing; and I shall always feel that I am conferring a favor on the persons to whom I recommend ii, rather than upon the proprietors.'

REV. DR. DICK, SCOTLAND. • I HAVE read a good many of the articlos in the few numbers of the KNICKERBOCKER which you sent me, and find them to possess great merit. Some of its papers, it is true, were too light for my serious turn of mind; yet the whole appears well calculated to gratify the tastes of the gencral mass of readers. Although more of a literary than scientific journal, I have found in it three or four excellent articles on scientific subjects.'

THE NEW-YORK AMERICAN. — “This is certainly a capital Magazine, editod with untiring industry and varied talent. Its contents are suited to all tastes, that are at all cultivated and refined. It puts forth abundant claims to the support of men of letters, and all readers of correct taste!

THE LONDON EXAMINER. —'This very clever Magazine is the pleasantest periodical in the United States. Its articles, which are numerous and short, various and interesting, are well worthy of imitation by our Magazines on this side of the Atlantic WASHINGTON IRVING'S contributions are in his best style - a stylo, wo venture to think, quite as good as ADDISON'S'

THE ALBANY ARGU$. - 'The KNICKERBOCKER is one of the most valuable Magazines of the day, and out-strips all competition in the higher walks of literature. It is rich, racy, and varied; exhibiting industry, taste, and talent at the helm, equal to all it undertakes.'

LONDON"TIMES,'' CHRONICLE,' AND LITERARY GAZETTE.'-The London Times' commends the KNICKERSOCKER in cordial terms, and speaks of several articles from which it had selected liberal extracts for subsequent publication. The Morning Chronicle' says: Judging from the numbers before us, we are incliued to consider this the best of all American literary periodicala. Ils contents are highly interesting, instructive and amuzing. The Literary Gazette says: The taste and talent which the KNICKERBOCKER displays are highly creditable to American writori, and very agreeable for English readers.'

LONDON METROPOLITAN MAGAZINE.-'Wo have read several numbers of this talented periodical, and rejoiced in them. They would do credit to any country, or to any state of civilization to which humanity has yet arrived.'

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The Twenty-Fifth Volume of the KNICKERBOCKEN commenced with the number for January, 1843. The Proprietor does not deem it necessary, in announcing this fact, to enter into an elaborate statement of the claims which it is believed to present to the favor of the American reading public. The work is thoroughly known and widely patronized throughout the United States, and has many readers in other countries. It has always embodied original communications from the first writers of America, with those of others of our countrymen less known to fame, certainly, but who have also established in its pages a wide and enviable literary reputation. Its list of more than a hundred contributors, including several eminent writers from abroad, is wholly unequalled by any native periodical. What American Magazine (or European either, for that matter) beside the KNICKERBOCKER, ever presented in a single number articles from WASHINGTON IRVING, COOPER, BRYANT, HALLECK, LONGFELLOW, WHITTIER, STREET, General Cass, and the • American in Paris ?-—or a galaxy of more gifted writers of any country? Not one, it is confidently asserted. It should be added, more. over, that the most eminent of its contributors are not the least frequently encountered in the KNICKERBOCKER. Mr. IRVING had an average of three articles in the different departments of each number of the work, after his permanent connection with it; Mr. Cooper followed up bis first paper with others equally spirited; and it may well be doubted whether Mr. BRYANT has ever penned finer lines than . The Prairies,'. "The Aretic Lover to his Mistress,' his magnificent poem. The Winds ;' his equally noble • Antiquity of Freedom,' an Evening Reverie, etc. ; or whether Professor LONGFEL. Low has ever exceeded his several beautiful · Psalms of Life,' or his · Saga of the Skeleton in Armor;' or Mr. WARE, his voluminous · Letters from Palmyra,' and • Letters from Rome ;' all of which had their origin in the KNICKERBOCKER. As an evi. dence that the constant additions which are making to the list of writers for the work are calculated to enhance its reputation, we need only mention the series of Quod Cor. respondence, the papers of Polygon, the Reminiscences of an Old Man,' (The · Young Englishman,') the. Edward Alford,' and Meadow Farm,' articles, the polished Idleberg Pupers, etc., etc. The publisher has not been unmindful of his duty, but has produced the work in a style of typographical neatness and beauty which will challenge com. parison with any periodical in the world. It remains only to say, that as it is the oldest, so will the publisher and editor continue to strive to make it the best Magazine in the United States. Permanently established ; with a fervid esprit du corps among its correspondents; and all persons inmediately connected with its interests emulous to sustain its character and enhance its value; the KNICKERBOCKER will not for a moment be suffered to lag. Many of its contributors, since its commencement, are named below: WASHINGTON IRVING, HON. D. D. BARNARD, ALFRED B. STREET, WILLJAM €. BRYANT, MR. CATHERWOOD, JOHN WATERS, J. FENIMORE COOPER, F. W. EDMONDS,

CONSUI G. W. GREENE,
FITZ-GREENE HALLECK, Rev. MR. GANNETT. (MASS.) JAMES BROOKS,
Prof. H. W. LONGFELLOW, MRS. GILMAN, (S. C.) REV. DR. SPRING,
J. K. PAULDING,
E.T. T. MARTIN,

J. H. HILIJIOUSE,
MISS C.M. SEDGWICK, H. W. ELLSWORTH, J. N. BELLOWS,
JOHN SANDERSON,
REV. DR. BEASLEY,

DR. R. M. BIRD,
REV. WM. WARE,

11. R. SCHOOLCRAFT, PROFESSOR FELTON, HON. LEWIS CASS, REV. J. PIERPONT,

STACY G. POTTS,
CAPT. F. MARRYAT, BOY. G, C. VERPLANCK, J. G. WHITTIER,
J. H. STEPHENS,

C01. T. S. MCKENNY, H. W ROCKWELL,
SIR C. L. BULWER,
PHILIP HONE,

WILLIAM PITT PALMER, REV. ORVILLE DEWEY, JOIN T. IRVING,

CHARLES M. LEUPP,
HON. R. M.CHARLTON, REV. HENRY BASCOM, PROF. BECK,
JAMES G. PERCIVAL, CHARLES SPRAGUE, MISS M. A. BROWNE,
GOV. W. H. SEWARD, PARK BENJAMIN,

HON. CHARLES MINER,
HON. R. H. WILDE,
THEODORE S. FAY,

DR. A. BRIGHAM. TIARRY FRANCO,' WIRS. FANNY K. BUTLER,

FREDERICK W. SHELTON, NATH. HAWTHORNE, HON. JAS. KENT.

EDWARD S. GOULD,
MRS. L. 1. SIGOURNEY, RP.V, WALTER COLTON,

CHARLES HOFFMAN,
REV. DR. BETHUNE, PRESIDENT DUER, MRS. E. F. ELLET,
MISS LESLIE,
JOSEPH BARBER,

JOHN HUNTER,
W.D). GALLAGHER, MISS H. F. GOULD,

HON. B. W. RICHARDS, HON. JUDGE CONRAD, HON. JUDGE HALL, (ILL.)

HORACE GREELEY,
DR. (). W. HOLMES, WILLIAM L. STONE,

REV. DR. PISE,
JOSEPUL C. NEAL,
REV. DR. BRANTLEY,

GEORGE LUNT.
THOS. W. PARSONS, W. GILMORE SIMMS,

H. T. TUCKERMAN,
PROF. HITCHCOCK,
REV.W.B.O. PEABODY,

REV. DR.SCHROEDER, MRS. E.C. EMBURY, PROF. CHARLES ANTHON, W. A KOGEKS.

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ART. I. THE STUDY OF NATURAL HISTORY AS A SCHOOL-CLASSIC,

283 II. THE ADVENT OF SPRING: AN ODE OF HORACE,

296 III. THE SCALP-HUNTER : A SEMI-HISTORICAL SKETCH,

. 297 IV. DOUBTING MOMENTS. BY HENRY A. CLARK,

303 V. STANZAS TO MY VINE: A SIMILITUDE,

304 VI. SCENES AT CONSTANTINOPLE: THE HOLY MONTH RAMAZAN,

305
VII. SONNET ADDRESSED BY AN OLD HUSBAND TO A YOUNG WIFE,
VIII. 'BLESSED ARE THE DEAD WHO DIE IN THE LORD.' BY JOHN RHEYN, 311
IX. ON PERCEPTION. BY JOHN WATERS,

312 X. DAYS LONG AGO. BY J. S. FRELIGH,

315 XI. SKETCHES OF THE GREAT WEST. BY LEWIS F. THOMAS, ESQ.,

316 1, THE PIASAU ROCK. 2. BABBEAU's REEK, A LEGEND. 3. THE MISSOURI RIVER. XII. EPIGRAMS BY A GOOD-NATURED MAN,

324 XIII. MATER DOLOROSA. BY JAMES F. COLMAN,

325 XIV. A NIGHT-ADVENTURE IN CUBA. By Ned BUNTLINE,

326 XV. BURIAL OF WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR. BY SUSAN PINDAR,

331 XVI. THE POLYGON PAPERS. NUMBER THIRTEEN,

332 XVII. LINES FROM A HUMBLE LOVER TO A CRUEL LADY. By 'PENSIEROSO," XVIII. HINTS TO LOVERS, OR COURTSHIP REDUCED TO RULE,

341 XIX. THE GALES OF SPRING. BY CLAUDE HALCRO,

346 XX. THE CHEMIST'S DREAM. BY A New CONTRIBUTOR,

347 XXI. THOUGHTS AT MOUNT HOPE, .

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LITERARY NOTICES :

1. PHRENO-MNEMOTECHNY, OR THE ART OF MEMORY,
2. THE DUTY OF THE AMERICAN TEACHER. BY J, N. BELLOWS, Esq.,
3. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY,
4. INDA: A LEGEND OF THE LAKES, WITH OTHER POEMS,

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EDITOR'S TABLE:
1. EARLY AMERICAN TRAVELLERS IN THE HOLY LAND,

358 2. SCENE IN A PARISIAN COURT OF JUSTICE,

359 3. NOTRE-DAME AUX VIOLETTES, A LEGEND,

360
4. A SPECIMEN OF EARLY WESTERN ELOQUENCE,
5. GOSSIP WITH READERS AND CORRESPONDENTS,
1. SALUTATORY: ALL Fools' DAY: THE VICTIMIZER VICTIM'D. 2. GRATEFUL RE-

MEMBRANCES FROM A KIND LADY-CORRESPONDENT: “THE BOY AND THE HOLY
IMAGE.' 3. AN INCIDENT AT A Lady's FAIR: OR THE DEAD-SET, AT A BACHELOR.
4. FORCED HOSPITALITY.' 5. TRANSPOSED CAUSE AND EFFECT. 6. PRECEPT 08.
PRACTICE: WORDSWORTH THE POET. 7. THE BLACK CAT,' A PARODY. 8. Boyd
ON Boyd's RHETORIC. 9. SOME THOUGHTS ON HOSPITALS. 10. PERSONAL CLEAN-
LINESS: SIR PETER PAWSEY. 11. SUNDAY IN A COUNTRY VILLAGE. 12. MR. Hud-
SON AND MR. SHAKSPEARE. 13. HEARING SOMETHING DROP,' A COLLEGE ANEC-
DOTE. 14. NOT ON THE BATTLE-FIELD:' THE SPIRIT OF THE AGE. 15. RE-
SUME' OF OUR PRESENT NUMBER. 16. DEATH OF REV. SYDNEY SMITH. 17. A
"SUCKER' OFFICE-HUNTER IN WASHINGTON. 18. PARISIAN Gossip. 19. A FLA-
GON OF PUNCH. 20. LAURIE TODD: NEW TRINITY CHURCH. 21. MATTER-OF-
Fact MEN. 22. 'SATISFACTION TO A SUBSCRIBER. 23. NOTICES TO CORRESPON-
DENTS, ETC.

LITERARY RECORD.

DUNNIGAN'S DOUAY BIBLE; Epson's 'VOCAL GUIDE;' MESSRS. BURGESS, STRINGER
AND COMPANY'S PUBLICATIONS; THE 'LONDON LANCET;' MR. COOPER'S NEW
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