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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 prese, are subjoined:
HIS EXCELLENCY GOVERNOR EVERETT, MINISTER TO ENGLAND. I PERUSE the numbers of the KNICKERBOCKER with high gratification. They seem to mo 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 wbich you tempt me, it will certainly not be for the wait of good win.'
HON. 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 perseverance.'
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 tako 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 honor, and a high one, to the literature of our country. It is a work which requires no puffing; and I shall always feel that am conferring a favor on the porsons to whom I recommend it, rathor than upon the proprietors.'
REV. DR. DICK, SCOTLAND. "I HAVE read a good many of the articles 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 curo of miud ; yet the whole appears well calculated to gratify the tastes of the general 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, edited with untiring in, dustry and varied talent. Ils contents are suited to all tastes, that are at all cultivated and refined. It pais forth abuudant claims to the support of men oi' 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 siyle, we venture to think, quite as good as ADDISON'S.'
The ALBANY ARGUS.—. The KNICKERROCKER is one of the most valuable Magazines of the day, and out-strips all compotition in the higher walks of literature. It is rich, ruey, and varied ; exhibiting industry, taste, and talent at the helm, equal to all it undertakes.'
LONDON TIMES," CHRONICLE,' AND LITERARY GAZETTE.'—The London Times' commendo the KNICKERBOCKER in cordial terins, 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 inclined to consider this the best of all American literary periodicals. Its contents are highly interesting, instructive and amuzing. The Literary Gazette says: “The taste and talent which the KXICKERLOCKER displays are highly creditable to American writers, and very agreeable for English readers.'
LONDON METROPOLITAN MAGAZINE. — "We have read several numbers of this talented periodical, and rejoiced in then. 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 KNICKERBOCKEP. commenced with the number for January, 1845. The Proprietor does not deern 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, moreover, 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 his first paper with others equally spirited; and it may well be doubted whether Mr. BRYANT has ever penned finer lines than. The Prairies,' "The Arctic Lover to his Mistress,' his magnificent poem' The Winds;' his equally noble • Antiquity of Freedom,' anEvening Reverie, etc.; or whether Professor LONGFELLow 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 evidence 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 Correspondence, the papers of Polygon, the Reminiscences of an Old Man,' (The Young Englishman,') the · Edward Alford,' and · Meadow Farm,' articles, the polished Idleberg Papers, 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 comparison 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 immediately connected with its interests emulous to sustain its character and enhance its value; the KNICKERBOCKER will not for a moment be suffered to flag. Many of its contributors, since its commencement, are named below: WASHINGTON IRVING, (HON. D. D. BARNARD, ALFRED B. STREET, WILLIAM C. BRYANT,
MR. CATHERWOOD, JOHN WATERS,
CONSUL G. W. GREENE,
J. H. HILLHOUSE,
DR. R. M. BIRD,
H. R. SCHOOLCRAFT, PROFESSOR FELTON, HON. LEWIS CASS,
REV. J. PIERPONT, STACY G. POTTS,
COL. T. S. McKENNY, H. W. ROCKWELL,
WILLIAM PITT PALMER, REV.ORVILLE DEWEY, JOHN T. IRVING,
CHARLES M. LEUPP,
HON. CHARLES MINER,
DR. A. BRIGHAM, • TARRY FRANCO,
AIRS. FANNY K. BUTLER, FREDERICK W.SHELTON, NATH. HAWTHORNE, HON, JAS. KENT,
PRESIDENT DUER, MRS. E. F. ELLET,
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, JOSEPII C. NEAL,
REV. DR. BRANTLEY, GEORGE LUNT, THOS. W. PARSONS, W. GILMOP. E SIMMS, H. T. TUCKERMAN, PROF. HITCHCOCK, REV. W.B. 0. PEABODY, REV. DR. SCHROEDER, MRS. E. C. EMBURY, PROF. CHARLES ANTHON, W. A. ROGERS.
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459 3. LEGAL MAXIMS, AND SO FORTH,' 4. GOSSIP WITH READERS AND CORRESPONDENTS,
461 1. MAY-DAY IN GOTHAM: APOLOGETIC. 2. MR. HUDSON, THE SHAKSPEARIAN COM
MENTATOR. 3. A Word To M.' 4. MR. MURDOCH'S READINGS. 5. MR. GREENHAM THE POET'S LINES TO 'SWEET LITTLE SUSANNA: TRANSCENDENTALISM. 6. THE DANCE OF DEATH. 7. OLD BACHELORISM AND ITS DANGERS: OLD os. YOUNG Wigs. 8. A SUBLIME SCENE FOR A PAINTER. 9. EARLY TERRORS OF INOCULATION. 10. OUR MINISTER TO SPAIN: ANECDOTE OF MR. IRVING. 11. OSTENTATIONS AT THE THEATRE. 12. TENDENCY TO THE HIGH-FLOWN: AN INCENDIARY. 13. THE POOR MAN's FRIEND. 14. YANKEE CUTENESS. 15. THE LATE DR. MILNOR. 16. THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF DESIGN: SOME THOUGHTS ON PORTRAITS. 17. MRS. MOWATT'S COMEDY OF FASHION. 18. OUR ORIGINAL PAPERS :' SOME CHAT THEREANENT. 19. Mr. FORREST'S TRIUMPH IN LONDON. 20. THE STEAMER KNICKERBOCKER, AND HER OFFICERS. 21. New Music, ETC.
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