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CONTAINING THE NUMBERS
FOR JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH, APRIL, MAY, AND JUNE, 1833
PEABODY & Co. BROADWAY.
ISBECOMING as it may be, courteous reader, to rush at once into thy presence and pour out our gratulations at meeting thee here, there is still something so cordial on the occasion, that for the life of
us we cannot begin by making thy acquaintance in cold and formal phrase. Dost thou observe how smilingly the sun comes in yonder window and plays upon the extended sheet, over which that ancient figure is stooping ? even so do the friendly looks which thou now bendest over our page, cheer our soul with their sunny influence. There is, too, a free and confiding expression in thị countenance, which at once banishes all distrust from our bosom; all those doubts and misgivings, which we could not but indulge in seeking thy intimacy. We feel as if we had known thee for years, and the very chambers of our heart open of themselves as to an old acquaintance, who has the