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The BroadwAY JOURNAL is published every Saturday by John Bisco, No. 153 Broadway. It is printed on fine paper, with clear type, in double columns, in the quarto form, of sixteen pages, and illustrated with Wood Engravings from Original Designs by American Artists.
The BROADWAY JOURNAL differs from all other weekly papers published in this country, in being wholly original. It is devoted mainly to the interests of Litera. ture and Art, but will discuss all topics of interest to the people, with as much freedom as consists with decorum. One of its chief purposes is, to be known as an organ of sincere and unbiassed opinion. Illustrations will frequently be given of Architectural designs, which have either novelty or elegance to entitle them to notice, and of passing events while the first gloss is on them, interspersed occasionally with authentic Portraits of distinguished personages. The Musical department will be under the supervision of one of the ablest critics in the country, and will form a pe. culiar trait in American Journalism.
The BROADWAY JOURNAL was begun on the first of January, and without any especial effort on the part of the publisher, has gained, in the space of two months, a circulation which places it on a permanent footing.
The Editors are CHARLES F. Briggs, EDGAR A. Poe, and HENRY C. WATSON. Mr. Watson will have sole charge of the Musical department. Mr. William Page, the painter, is contributing a series of highly valuable essays in his province ot'Art ; and the continuous services of several other eminent persons, are engaged for the work.
Terms-Three Dollars per Annum, or in proportion for a shorter period, payable in advance. Single numbers, 6 1.4 Cents.
Communications respecting the editorial conduct of the work should be address. ed to “ Editors of the Broadway Journal;" letters on business to New York, 1815.
JOHN BISCO, Publisher, 153 Broadway.
OPINIONS OF THE PRESS. We are sincerely glad that the wish of our heart for a manly, scholar-like, critical journal, conducted on true principles of art, is at length gravidied. The Broadway Journal,'' now in the fourth week'ot' iti existence, has thus far acquitted itself' well and faithfully of its task ; and if the editors will perevere in the course they have comenced, until the character of their journal becomes generally known, they illtind that there are thousands and thousands of quiet, cvol-judging, thinking men, not only in this city, but throughout the country, who will seek it out regularly, and buy it, because they sympathize with its objects, and feel the truth and necessity of what it is doing in the cause of literature.-- Wall Strect Reporter.
In the style and tone of its articles, in its aim and object, and in the well known literary character, critical taste and abilities of its editors, we recognize such assurances of its permanence, its rank among the periodicals of the day, and its usefulnes, as are seldom afforded in the inception of similar projects. More agreeable, suggestive and piquant reading the American jre s rarely, if ever presents; thie et'usions of the editor are rich in the outpourings of a well stored and thoughtful mind; and whetherin the lighter trifles which serve to arrest for the moment; or in graver inatters--there is a prorusion of illustration and original thought, wluch we are proud to find characterising an American publication. Protestant Churchman.
It is an entirely original and independent journal, devoted to criticism, literature, and the fine arts, in treating of which it inanite-te creat ability and -incerity.-- Penn. Republican.
It is a paper evincing more literary taste and acutenes and vigor of criticism than any, great or small, which eve seen in yours.-Sintindi and Expositor, Vicksburg.
That lady or gentleman, who ha a spark of literary taste, and a spare sixpence, should never Lier a Saturday in puas without possessing and reading a copy of this delightful pa. per.-—Troy Burgel.
The Broadway Journal.- We have received three numbers of an octavo weekly paper bearing this title, and we lo not remember the time when we have welcomed a more valua. able acqui-ition to our exchange list.- St. Albans Republican.
ne Juural i, entirely made up or original matter, literary and critical, and its articles cvince a spirit and liveliness, that it is much to be feared will disturb the even tenor of those heary vehicles of light literature, the monthly in agazines.-Belridere Apollo.
The Broadway Journal-A weekly quarto publication of which we me mentioned a week or two since, in perfectly unique in its management and design. Weinvariably lay it away for an undi-turbed hour as a matter for study. Its pure and vigorous style possesses an absolute charm ; its marching reviers and criticisms of the myriad progeny of the teeming press, give the mental af ctite a curious auto; while the judgment, 1 rofound knowledge, and undeniable taste ofile Editor upon all subjects, combine to render this unpretending Journal --in our eyes-almost indisputable authority in literature, science, and art.-Homer Whig.
This Journal differs from any other now publi-hed---its contents being made up of entirely original matter, among which we find some of the most able criticisms, that, perhaps, have ever appeared in any modern Journal.--Am. Reformer.
The foregoing list included also ROBERT SOUTHEY, Rev. TIMOTHY FLINT, Miss LANDON, CH. JUSTICE MELLEN, TYRONE PowrR, ROBERT C. SANDS WILLIS GAYLORD CLARK, B. B. THATCHER, Dr. CALEE 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 me of an order of merit quite above the average of the periodicals of this cluss, 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.'
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 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 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 I am conferring a favor on the persons to whom I recommend it, rather 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 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, edited with untiring industry and varied talent. Its contents are suited to all tastes, that are at all cultivated and refined. It puis forth abundant 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 Maguzines 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 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,''CHEONICLE,' AND LITERARY GAZETTE.”—The London. Times' commends the KNICKERBOCKER in cordiul 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 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 KNICKERLOCKER 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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