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Ancient Eloquence. By W. G. Howard.
Autumn Reverie. By Mrs. E. J. Eames.
Diary of a Ruralizer. - -
Dirge of the Mariner. By H. T. Tuckerman. . 785
Dying Poet.. .
163 Eagle on Mount Holyoke. . .
405 Early Lays. By W. G. Simms. 36—290—444-836
Canova. By M. Morgan, U. S. N., -No. I.
Channing and the Edinburgh Review.. . .
Essay on the Influence of Christianity on the Crimi-
nal Law of England.
Ethan Allen, . .
Evening Walk in the City. By Charles Lanman. 720
Excerpts, &c. - - 514-519-549—572574
Commodore Nicolson. .
470 Fables, Translated from Lessing. · · · 530
369 Faded Stars.
Home. By Luzerne Ray...
829 Mountains of Virginia. ..
Irving's Life of Columbus.
Night of the Coronation.
| North-American Indians.
· · · 642
Ode to Spring. .
Oh! Give Me Thy Heart..
On the Approach of Winter.
On the Death of Christ.
Our Country's Flag. By J. W. Mathews...
Our Navy. No. I. .
Lines. By Mrs. Mary E. Hewitt. . . . 820 Percy Bysshe Shelley. By Mrs. Seba Smith
. 468 | Poetic Musings. By R. H. Gould.
pace Scralos fr Lucky Bag rides
393 / TOM
! Pool of Bethesda. . .
- 245 Talk with the Winds.
The Way He Won Her. .
. 491 Thoughts and Reflections. No. I.
. - 296
384 To Antoinette.
586 To My Brother in Town. .
To the Rose Geranium. .
325 To A Lady. .
680 To My Brother.
826 To My Mother. . .
364 To A Poetess. By T. H. Shreeve.
To the Constellation Lyra. By Wm. Wallace. 676
To Her of the Hazel-Eye. By L. J. Cist.
To a Lady Convalescent.
To My Wife.
41 To Mary. .
Translation from Tyrtæus.
293 To a Withered Rose. .
803 Usages, Customs, and Superstitions of the Inhabitants
650 of the Black Mountain.
| Versification of the Eighth Psalm. - . . 341
Visit to Stratford Hall.
Voice of Music. By Mrs. Mary E. Hewitt. 628
Voice of the Lord. · · · · · 732
585 Wants of Society, the True Patrons of Enterprise. 465
14 Winter. .
. 813 Worthies of Virginia. By Mrs. Seba Smith.
· 267 | Wreck of the Hesperus. - . .
Address, delivered before the Philodemic Society of Marian. By Mrs. Hall. .
McDuffic's Eulogy on Hayne.
Minor's Address. . .
781 Menzel's German Literature.
304–388 Pathfinder. . .
582 Pierpont's Poetical Works.
232 | Rejected Addresses.
Sam Slick's Letter-Bag of the Great Western.
Specimens in Literature. Extracts.
Shelley's Essays, &c. . .
Supplement. . . .
The Fruit of the Spirit. . ..
| Triumph of Peace. Extracts.. .
. - 471 Token-1841. - . : .
. 304 | Voices of the Night and other Poems.
SOUTHERN LITERARY MESSENGER.
PUBLISHED MONTHLY AT FIVE DOLLARS PER ANNUM-THOMAS W. WHITE, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
THE DYING EAGLE.
! more clearly than he. But in the somewhat pecu
liar plan of his work, and in the measures he meant BY WILLIAM WALLACE.
to adopt for its support, he discerned probabilities of Bird of the Storm !-why liest thou here
success which had not belonged to his precursors. With closing eye and drooping plume?
He made the venture-took his course--and has Is it the coward pang of fear
pursued it, until this commencement of a sixth year; Which chains thee to this earthly tomb? No: the red lightnings, in thy sphere
so that the MESSENGER may now be considered as Of tempest-midnight-cloud and gloom, established. He has no expressions of triumph now Scorched these bold wings, that dared to soar to utter. The good, which his labors may have Where thunders burst before.
done—the varied talent, to which they may have Lord of the Air!-thy mighty heart
given scope and exercise—the virtuous principles No longer revels in that pride
they may have cherished—the soothing they may Which made the dark-plumed monarch dart
have administered to political or to sectional animoWhere whirlwinds rage and dash aside
sity—the scourgings they have caused to folly and The mountain-mist, that man's poor art Ever in vain attempts to stride.
vice--together with the praises they have won-Our eyes no more shall mark thy form,
shall not now form any part of his theme. There The rider of the storm.
are other topics, to which he anxiously invokes So sinks the glorions bird !—and so
public attention. The high of spirit ever fall!
By failures of subscribers to pay what they owe They soar above-the envious blow
him, he has lost not less than three thousand dollars. Like thee, poor Eagle, strikes them all!
By the necessity to which mainly their tardiness Rest, warrior-bird ! Autumn will throw
has subjected him, of employing collectors at a Her dead leaves o'er thec--and thy pall,
ruinous commission of 12, 15, and 17 per cent., he Like mine as I would wish, shall be Of Nature's Ministry.
has lost some thousands more.
By the difference of exchange, alone, he has lost
at least two thousand more. And, since much of this THE NEW YEAR.
loss was upon arrears, which should have been paid
before these disastrous times came on,-so much, of When, nearly six years ago, the plan of this Maga- this also, is chargeable to the tardiness of subscribers. zine was formed, how few of its friends believed that He has not-he never had-any large property, it would live to this day! How surely did they or pecuniary resources except in his own skill as a presage not only a speedy death to the work, but printer; and he is of a delicate frame. Thus ruin to its undertaker!
situated, he may perhaps justifiably allude to his In truth, it seemed a rash and perilous enterprize. own energy and good management in having ac. The editor's all, of fortune and of credit, was em- complished what he has done—not for the purbarked. May more-he devoted himself, in the ad-pose of self-glorification, but in order to ask, if he renture, to toils and cares, which by their minute- does not merit a better return, than the loss of so ness and complexity, their weight and unceasingness, many thousands? threatened, as they have proved to be, worrying and The Messenger, indeed, is established: and the exhausting beyond all proportion to his humble lot new and costly dress of the present number evinand lowly pretensions.-All Southern experience, ces the editor's confidence, that he can sustain it. too, warned him of the hazard he was running. No But if he can, it will be solely through the literary periodical on our side of Mason's and Dix-success of this appeal. It will be, because former on's line, had been able to survive a sickly infancy- subscribers will make their patronage real and benesickly, in respect of pecuniary aliment, but not always ficial to him-instead of a mockery and a detriment. so, intellectually. A Review had existed for two or It will be, because new ones, attracted by the imthree years in South-Carolina, teeming with articles provements visible from time to time in both the of a power nowhere surpassed; or surpassed only garb and contents of liis Magazine,-animated by by the best of the Edinburg Review. Notwithstand- a wish to aid the sole effort that has given tokens ing its merits, the Southern Review ; alike with the of permanent success, in the cause of Southern various host of kindred attempts, had sunk into a pre- Literature, and resolved to make their help solid mature grave. With such evidences of an ungenial and well-timed, not illusory and destructive,---will climate before his eyes, how could the Editor of come forward to the rescue. But for his confidence the Messenger hope to escape the universal doom? that all this will be, he could not apply the word No one saw these discouraging circumstances'established,' to his work.—He may be vainly and