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A MAGAZINE OF LITERATURE AND FASHION,
UNDER THE IMMEDIATE PATRONAGE 01
HER ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUCHESS OF KENT.
JANUARY TO JUNE, 1854.
NOVELS, ROMANCES, TALES, &c.
Amusements of the Month : 50, 105, 164, 219, 275,
The Look of Love : 106
My Memoir : or, the llistory of a Neglected Child:
My poor dear Aunt's Adventure : By Elizabeth
A Winter and its Spring : By Silverpen : 188, 230, OUR LIBRARY TABLE:-
Autobiography of an Actress: By Anna Cora
Beauty and the Beast : By Miss Corner and A.
Cyrus; a Tale from Ancient History: 103
Fern Leaves froin Fanny's Portfolio : 48
Kew Gardens : 289
Trees, Plants, and Flowers : By Mrs. R. Lee :
Taylor : 260
Race for Gold: By Miss Pardoe: 1, 57, 113, 169,
The Story of a Clock: By A. B. Edwards : 88 Clementina Grant: 134
The Bargain : By Ada Trevanion : 130
By Mrs. White: 236
ruary, 100; March, 105 ; April, 221 ; May, 278 ;
Border of Quilt, with Corner : 40
WORK TABLE (continued) :-
Cigar Case: 152
A Dream, not all a Dream : By Y. S. N.: 153
Silver and Gold : By E. C. W.: 61
Song of the Mermaid : By Mary Frances T. : 83
Songs: By Anne A. Fremont: 159— Ada Trevanion,
Sonnet-Wealth : By Anne A. Fremont: 198
Stanzas : By Anne A. Fremont: 62
Stanzas for the last Night of the Year: By Y. S. N.:6
Thanks be to God, who brought us here : By Mary
Frances T.: 235
Thankfulness (A New Year's Reflection): By T.
Brown : 159
The Creator and the Created : By A. Baskerville :
The Huguenot Lover: By M. S. R. : 298
The immortal Origin of Wishes and Aspirations: By
A. D. G.: 174
The Lily that died for the Love of the Rose: By
Charles H. Hitchings : 288
The Primrose in Australia : By Mrs. Abdy: 288
The Temperance Choir : By T. Brown: 312
The Vision of Beauty : By Mrs. Valentine Bartholo-
The Wanderer's Return: By Mrs. Abdy: 238
The War-cloud : By Mrs. Abdy: 173
To a Lady weeping : By Ada Trevanion : 62
To the Portrait of H. R. H. Prince Edward : By
Mrs. Newton Crosland: 20
Why drink? By W. C. Bennett : 129
Within the Veil: By Maria Norris : 19
Work is Worship: By Y. S. N.: 303
Princed by Reverson do t'uaford, 146, Strnad, bendras
TO OUR SUBSCRIBERS.
With the opening of a new year, and a new volume, an address on the part of an Editor is perhaps a necessary preliminary. Ours shall be as brief as possible, and as earnest in purpose as is our interest in these pages.
To keep time with the growing iutelligence of the age, and to blend the highest moral influence with amusement, has ever been the object of this Magazine : how desirous we are to maintain its literary character in healthfulness and vigour may be best proved by reference to the list of contributors to the present volume. The names of Miss PARDOE, SILVERPEN, Mrs. Abdy, Mrs. LEE (the Naturalist), Miss NORRIS, FRANCES Brown, and others well-known in the literary annals of the day, exhibit a phalanx of feminine talent unsurpassed by any of our cotemporaries ; and our strength will be farther increased in the ensuing year by the contributions of Mrs. Cowden CLARKE and Miss Jewsbury.
In our Reviews of New Books, we shall exert a careful watch over our judgment; and, believing criticism only valuable as it is impartial, conscientiously direct our readers to such works as are really worth their attention, and enable them to avoid the perusal of those which would only entail a loss of time.
Nor sball we forget the Drama and the Exhibitions ; or leave, in their season, the Galleries of Art unvisited ; while, as usual, our Fashion Article (on all matters connected with which our correspondent may be regarded as a first-rate authority), will come direct from Paris.
As hitherto, “ Aiguillette" (Mrs. PULLAN) will continue to furnish our pages with original designs in those light and graceful work-table occupations, which, while they wile away many an otherwise tedious hour, furnish forth so many elegancies, and contribute not a little to stimulate that industrial virtue so becoming even in those of our sex whose lot is happily fixed above the common exigencies of life.
Assisted by a staff of acknowledged talent, and supported by a highly intelligent and increasing circle of readers, we shall persevere in the path of social and intellectual progress; and, as all excellence is but comparative, endeavour to render this publication more and more deserving of the high place it has so far maintained as an exponent of the feminine refinement and talent of our day. If we sometimes aim at higher purposes than the mere amusement of our readers, and write them pretty homilies in prose or verse, they will forgive us for the sake of the intention, Wit shall never be turned aside, nor harmless whimsics banished; while the graceful poetry of Charles IIITCHINGS, CALDER CAMPBELL, GOLDING PENROSE, and others, shall crown our intellectual feast as with a garland, and throw an odour of Hippocrene over all.
C. A. W.