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A Passage of Life : by GRENVILLE Editors' Table, 91, 198,"313, 426,521, 617

MELLEN, Esq.,

11 East and West,

87

Astoria : by WASHINGTON IRVING, 88 Editors' Drawer,

92

A Voice from the Past,

118 Essay on Fine Writing,

101

Advice to a Lover,

132 Electro-Magnetism,

533

American Society,

161

A Bell's Biography,

219

F.

A Few Plain Thoughts on

Poetry, -

225 First Love,

209

Autobiography of a Broomstick, 251 Fossil Flowers,

371

A Week in Cincinnati,

259 Faith,

376

Apples of Sodom: by Rev. J. H.

Fate of Percy,

447

CLINCH,

275 Fine Arts,

530

A Month of Freedom,

310 Francis Mitford,

555

Aborigines of New-England, 321

A Word to a Stuffed Shark, 328

G.

A Touch at the Times,

404
A Day at the White Mountains, 473 Giafar al Barmeki,

86
A Thought in Solitude,
477 Greek Tables of THIERSCH,

297

A Glance at New-York,

530 Gleanings in Europe,

421

April Snow,
553 Game of Life,

529
Autobiography of a Broomstick, God in Nature,

547
(Number Two)
578 Grove Hall,

573

A Mother's Joy,

604

H.

B.

Happiness, by Rev. J. H. CLINCH, 29
Beautiful Phenomena,

205 Hymn to the Deity. J. G. WHITTIER, 346
Black Plume: A Legend,

265

BCCKLAND's Geology,

416

I.

Boston Works,

528
Boston Mercantile Association, 530 International Copy Right,

199
'Ion,'

314

C.

Illustrations of American Society, 386

Indian Gallery,

430
Consolations of Religion : by J. G. Incidents of Travel,

515
PERCIVAL,
172 Irving's Works,

530
Captain Percy: from the 'Fidget Isle Santa Cruz,

562

Papers,

330

Courtship,

377

J.

CHEVALIER's Work on the U. S., 426

Corporeal Punishment,

427 JUNUS' Reply to Dr. BEASLEY, 93

Crowned Heads and Kingly John Jenkins, a Story,

173

Perils,

428

CHANNING on Temperance, 512

K.

COUSTOCK's Geography,

530

Classical Library,

530 Knout, Punishment by the,

Conscience, by J. BARBER, Esq., 593

L.

D.

Liberty vs. Literature and the Arts, 1

Davis's Memoirs of BURR, 100 Lines, by Mrs. ELLET,

34
Departure of Paul,
224 Lines, by Miss CUSHMAN,

46
Discourses and Lectures, 528 Literary Notices, 83, 188, 297, 416,
Dramatic Fictions,

505, 605

372

587

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Letter from Dr. BRIGHAM to Dr.

R.
REESE,

83, 191
Locke Illustrated,

92 Religious Opinions of WASHINGTON, 87
Leaves from the South-West and Religion,

377
Cuba,

146 Random Leaves from a Journal of
Lament,
235 Travels,

398
Legal Pleasantries,

318 Romeo and Juliet, in the Original, 521
Lines, by Mrs. SIGOURNEY, 342 Recent French Publications,

531
Lord Rosselin : by Miss H. L. Random Passages, etc.,

563
BEASLEY,

415
Life of SCHILLER,

425

S.
Lines to a Friend going to Europe, 446
Letters from Palmyra,

458 Stanzas, by W. P. PALMER, Esq., - 82
Lessons,
504 Sleep,

110
Letters from Virginia,
529 Superstitions of Burial,

133
Life of Walter Scott,

529 Stanzas for Music, by Rev. T.
Leaves from a Journal of a Cruise, 540 DALE, Eng.,

144
Labors of Love,
546 Sunrise in Greece,

161
Life,
563 Song of the Exile,

242
Stanzas,

284
M.
Song,

296
Scenes in Spain,

312
Margaret,
33 Stanzas to a Bride,

337
Music,
76 Similes,

377
Masaniello, a Tale,
136 SCHILLER's Mary Stuart,

433
Mrs. SIGOURNEY's Letters,

194 Spring, by W. G. SIMMs, Esq., 487
More Literary Larceny,

206
Music and Echo,

341

T.
Mottoes,

429
Memory,
457 The Dancing Girl,

12
My Library: by ROBERT SOUTHEY, 472 The Land of Love,

18
May,
473 The Fountain of Youth,

27
Music Mr. RUSSELL,
522 Thoughts on Comets,

34
The Marine Freebooter,

40
N.

The Dying Year,

The Stars, by PERCIVAL,
Names of Towns in the U. States, 19 The Doomed One,

74
Napoleon,

145 Trust in Heaven, by Miss M. A.
North American Review,
188, 505 BROWNE,

81
Nick of the Woods,
419 The Blunderer,

114
New-York Review,
514 The Place of Bones,

151
The Beloved,

160
0.
The Portrait,

176
To a Whale's Eye,

177
Oliapodiana,
63, 287, 406 The Lady and the Painter,

236
Our New Volume,
198 The Clerk's Yarn,

268
The Parvenus,

277
P.

Time,
The Mirror of Death,

325
Passages from a Schoolmaster's The Maid of Interlachen,

383
Diary,
153 The Accepted Sacrifice,

397
Patriotism,
180 Thoughts on the Times,

488
Parodies,
200 The Sun, by PERCIVAL,

494
Plagiarism in High Places, 204 The Deluge: by J. BARBER, Esq., 538
Popular and Liberal Education, 209 The Forest Child: A Sketch, 554
Pere La Chaise,
285 The Cry of My Soul,

572
Pickwick Papers,
300 The Brandywine,

577
PAULDING's Works,

311 Time: by Rev. J. H. CLINCH,
Philaster: An Excursion to Mount
Saléve,

338
Pedeology,

368
Poetry of Motion,
495 Woman,

25
Pedagogy,
549 Worldly Consolation,

51
Wilson Conworth, 52, 119, 243, 347, 594
Q.
Winter Lightning,

135
Wreck of the Mexico,

184
Queen Mary's Christening: by Why are We Here ?

250
ROBERT SOUTHEY,

111

299

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LIBERTY vs. LITERATURE AND THE FINE ART 3. The enemies of free institutions, founded on an equality of rights and of rank, and a general diffusion of property and intelligence, being accustomed to urge as an objection to such a system, that it in a great measure precludes the progress and perfection of literature and the fine arts, it is our design to subject this assertion to the test of reason and experience. Each of these go to establish the fact, that the enjoyment of freedom is highly favorable to the dignity as well as the intelligence of human character; and if such is the result of liberty in all other departments of intellectual occupation, it seems little less than an absurdity to presume that literature and the fine arts should be the solitary exceptions to this great general rule.

We believe this theory to be entirely unfounded, and as devoid of truth as it is derogatory to the character of freedom. We never wish to see the higher virtues and manlier pursuits, nor the primitive energies, of a free and vigorous people, sacrificed to the exclusive cultivation of literature and the fine arts. We never wish to see the time when the United States shall, in the midst of corruption and effeminacy, seek refuge from the sense of degradation, in the vanity of producing the best poets, painters, sculptors and musicians, or warming themselves, amid the darkness which envelopes the present in the sunshine of their past glories. In our eyes, the composer the prima donna and the prima don, should never come in competition with those who perform great services to the state ; nor does it appear to be estimating merit by a just standard, to place Paganini before Washington, or the sculptor who chisels a hero, above the hero himself. Those virtues and talents which are indispensable to the government and safety of nations, the conduct and preservation of their useful institutions, and the general welfare of mankind, are, in our opinion, a far more rational and salutary source of national pride, than the mere accomplishments which, though they adorn society, constitute neither the foundation nor superstructure of true glory, or substantial happiness. The elegant and ornamental should never take precedence of the useful arts, as they have done in Italy, where at this moment they are far behind the United States in all those domestic comforts and conveniences which form so large a portion of the stock of human happiness.

Still, a competent skill in literature and the fine arts is a just source of national pride, and every government, as well as every people, should foster them with a judicious liberality. We do not mean that they should give more for a tune on the fiddle, or an air at the opera, than they are willing to pay for objects of real utility; nor lavish on a successful actor or buffoon, rewards and honors which they VOL. IX.

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