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M. D." July, Vol. XXII. New Series, Vol. VII. No. 4. Published by Bliss and White.

"The Christian Herald, and Seaman's Magazine. (Semi-monthly.) Published under the patronage of the Society for promoting the Gospel among Seamen." Edited by one of the Directors." January, Vol. IX. No. 19. Published by John P. Haven.

"The Christian Journal, and Literary Register." (Monthly.) January, Vol. VII. No. 1. Published by T. and J. Swords. [Episcopalian.]

"The Ladies' and Gentlemen's Diary, or United States Almanac -having the effect of a Philosophical Magazine." (Annually, 12mo.) By M. Nash. October, 1822, No. 4, for 1823.

"The American Missionary Register. (Monthly.) Embracing the transactions of the institutions for the promulgation of christian knowledge, and the proceedings of the United Foreign Missionary Society. By Z. Lewis, one of its corresponding secretaries." January, No. 31.

"The New-York Medical and Physical Journal. (Quarterly.) With engravings. Edited by John W. Francis, M. D. professor of obstetrics, &c. University of New-York, and John B. Beck, M. D. &c." December, No. 4. Published by Bliss and White.

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"The Medical Reformer. (Monthly, 12mo.) By a Physician." February, No. 2. Myers and Smith.

Reprint. "The Christian Observer:" (Monthly,) of London. December, No. 252. Published by Samuel Whiting.

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“Plain Truth.” (Fortnight.) January, No. 23. [In opposition to Missions.]


"The Law Register." Conducted by William Griffith, Esq.


"The Port Folio, a monthly Repository, for the speculations of Science, the blossoms of Genius, and the fruits of Industry." The title of this work last year, was "The Port Folio, and New-York Monthly Magazine." The year before that, it was published quarterly:-all conducted by Oliver Oldschool, Esq." Some of the title pages say, "Edited by John E. Hall, Esq." January, No. 249. Published by Harrison Hall.

"The American Medical Recorder, of original papers and intelligence in Medicine and Surgery. (Quarterly.) Conducted by John Eberle, M. D. &c.; assisted by an Association of Physicians in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Norfolk." January, No. 21. Published by J. Webster; and T. and J. Swords, New-York.

"The Philadelphia Journal of Medical and Physical Sciences. (Quarterly.) Supported by an Association of Physicians-and edited by N. Chapman, M. D. Prof. Inst. and Prac. Phys. and Clin. Prac. Univ. of Penn." February, No. 10. Published by Carey

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"The Journal of Foreign Medical Science, and Literature; being a continuation of the Eclectic Repertory. (Quarterly.) Conducted by S. Emlen, Jun. M. D., and Wm. Price, M. D." January, No. 9. Published by E. Littell, Philadelphia and Trenton, and Ř. N. Henry, New-York.

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"The Reformer. (Monthly, 12mo.) A religious work." Published by J. Rakestraw, for the Editors. January, No. 37. [This work is in opposition to Missions.]

"Church Record. (Fortnight.) Conducted by an Association of Clergymen." January, No. 24. Published by E. Littell; and R. N. Henry, New-York. [Episcopalian.]

"The Museum, of Foreign Literature and Science. (Monthly.) Conducted by Robert Walsh, Jun." January, No. 7. Published by E. Littell; and R. N. Henry, New-York.


"Niles' Weekly Register-of Documents, Essays and Facts-together with Notices of the Arts and Manufactures, and a Record of

the Events of the Times. H. Niles, Editor." October commences Vol. XXIII.

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"The Washington Theological Repertory, or Churchman's Guide. (Monthly.) Edited by the Episcopal Clergy of that District, assisted by several literary gentlemen." January, Vol. IV. No. 6. Published by Davis and Force.


"National Calendar, or Annals of the United States." ally.) January, No. 4. Davis and Force.

"The Latter Day Luminary. (Monthly.) By a Committee of the Board of Managers of the General Convention of the Baptist Denomination in the United States. Profits sacred to the cause of Missions." Published by John S. Mechan. January, No. 32.

"The Columbian Star. (Weekly.) Sacred to the cause of the Gospel." Published by John S. Mechan. [Baptist.]


"The Western Review, and Miscellaneous Magazine." (Monthly.) January, Vol. VII. Published by William Gibbes Hunt.

"The Masonic Miscellany, and Ladies Literary Magazine."(Monthly.) No. 1, July, 1821. Published by W. G. Hunt.


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The representation of American pieces is beginning to prevail, and our Boards, during the last season, exhibited the novelty of at least a dozen original plays, dramas, operas, &c. &c. Amongst them, we remember the names of such patriotic effusions, as "The Green Mountain Boys," "The Siege of Tripoli," &c., and the sweet appellation of the "Rose of Arragon.”—We believe that the verdure of the Vermontese, soon faded; that the Bashaw of Tripoli, (by the by, it was a ballet,) has ceased dancing; and that the "Rose" has long since withered. In such trash, we do not find even the consolation of hoping for better things; but there was one, or two, of rather better mould. Of these, we believe, the only one that maintains itself on the stage, is the drama of "The Spy," taken from the novel of This piece is said to have run more than thirty nights,

that name.

during the latter part of that season, and the commencement of this. It has a good deal of merit, and it encourages the hope of still better things from Mr. Clinch, its author. We would advise him, however, to cease dramatizing the works of others, and to draw entirely on his own genius. As all these pieces are 'by-gones,' we must omit any critical remarks; indeed, most of them are wholly unworthy of such comment. It is reported, that several new plays, &c. are in preparation for the close of this season-among which, we hear the name of the Pioneers; taken, as we suppose, from the novel. It will be a much more difficult task to make a good drama of this work, than of its predecessor, the Spy. As these different pieces appear, we propose giving our readers a few observations, both on their literary merits, and the manner of their representation.

Of the Managers, we cannot speak in too high praise. Their ef forts to please, if not always judiciously directed, are certainly spirited, and exceedingly liberal. In addition to the expensive exhibitions of the "Coronation," last winter, and of the " Mirror Curtain," this we seldom hear of a great name on the English Boards, but we either see him here, or are encouraged to believe that his appearance is not far distant. We have had Cooke, and Kean, and Mathews; and he who understands the prejudices of a popular and courted Englishman, may appreciate the enterprise and perseverance of Mr. Price. It is worthy of remark, that all these actors, (cum multis aliis,) were brought into the country by the personal efforts of that gentleman. We are not the puffers of Mr. Price, on the contrary, we are not even personally acquainted with him; but, as in common with the rest of the community, we have heard him censured in relation to his conduct toward our old favourite, Hilson, and as we happen, by accident, to be 'behind the curtain' on this subject, we shall step out of our way a little to vindicate him. It is well known, that Mr. Hilson appeared at the "City Theatre," and there was at once a cry raised against the managers of the "Park,” that he was not engaged where the community might see him. The best possible refutation of the accusations that were heaped on the managers of the latter, is the fact, that after Mr. Hilson had appeared at the "City," and had tried to do the "Park" injury, by wearing off the edge of novelty, a liberal engagement was given to him at the latter Theatre. He played several nights; and if those who made an outcry at his being driven to a minor Theatre, had appeared at the "Park" to support their favourite, he would not have left the city with the mortification of believing, that his acting no longer possessed attraction for a New-York audience. We could say more on this subject, but as it belongs more properly to individuals, than to the public, we shall not pass the threshold of private life.-A few new actors, from England, have made their appearance, as permanently engaged. Watkinson does very well in a certain line of characters: although he is not a 'mouther' in the ordinary sense, he has a trick of making a mouth' that sticks by him in all parts. Maywood has appeared in



some characters lately, that have done him much credit, though there are others in which we have seen him, that he should never touch.Indeed, one of the greatest faults of our Theatre, is its indiscriminate use of the actors. Poor Miss Johnson has appeared in every thing, we believe, from tragedy down to ballets! This should not be. We can venture to assure the managers, that the public will much better bear the substitution of a piece, on any accidental occurrence, than tolerate the sight of a favourite, reduced to the condition of a drudge. Mrs. Wheatley improves more than any other individual of the corps dramatique: she is always perfect-we mean in the words-good natured, and ready to do her best, and commonly successful. We wish we could say all this of Mrs. Battersby.-Cooper, Wallack, and Mrs. Gilfert, have all appeared this season; the first with a good deal of eclat, but it was not our good fortune to see him. Of Mathews, we shall write more at large in a future number: as indeed, we propose to do of all the better order of actors: where merit is progressive, we shall delight to speak, (as in the case of Mrs. Wheatley,) for it is not only cheering in itself, but is evincive that the efforts of the actor are zealous. Miss Johnson belongs to this class; and Mr. Woodhull does not. The present company may be considered strong in singers: without possessing-if we except Mrs. Holmanany of very high rank, it has several of much respectability. Kent is good; and Ritchings is fast improving—we think he may do much better things in his way, than any we have yet witnessed.

There is one view of the actors on our boards, that we have not been much accustomed to take, but to which they must now learn to submit. It relates to their conceptions and representations of new characters. We feel it particularly our duty to guard, as much as lies in our power, the rights and immunities of authors. Genius will be lost to the stage, if the players are permitted silently to distort a writer's meaning. How very different are the conceptions of Mathews and Maywood, in Baillie Jarvie, and Rob Roy, from the conceptions of Cowell and Mrs. Battersby, in Dr. Sitgreaves, and Katy Haynes. This disregard to an author, should not be allowed. There is no character in a play so insignificant as not to require attention. If Katy were as well played as Cæsar, how very different would the scene be, between these worthies, over the record of mortality in the family of the elder Birch. In fine, the merits of Bancker certainly place him in the class of the progressive.


[The following is given as a mere sketch, to indicate our plan-having already extended our pages beyond the limited number. This department, hereafter, will be carefully filled.]


DEC. 3.—Matthew St. Clair Clark, (of Penn.) was elected Clerk of the House of Representatives, at the eleventh balloting, during two days-there being fourteen candidates at the first.

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