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TEMPLE BAR

A London Magazine

FOR TOWN AND COUNTRY READERS.

CONDUCTED BY

GEORGE AUGUSTUS SALA,
AUTHOR OF " TWICE ROUND THE CLOCK," “ WILLIAM HOGARTH," “QASLIGHT AND

DAYLIGHT,” “BADDINGTON PEERAGE,” ETO.

VOL. V.

LONDON:
OFFICE OF “TEMPLE BAR,” 122 FLEET STREET.

WARD AND LOCK, 158 FLEET STREET.

NEW YORK : WILLMER AND ROGERS.

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The rights of translation are reserved.

NOTICE.—The notice that the Conductors of this Magazine cannot guarantee the return of rejected Mss. has been so often repeated, that it may be considered unnecessary to make any further and special reference to it; but the fact that it is frequently disregarded by writers who volunteer contributions, and the still more disagreeable fact that the motto of this volunteer corps appears to be offence to and defiance of all editorial opinion, constrains us to the first personal explanation we have placed upon our pages.

One Bradbury, of whom we know nothing, and of whom we desire to know as little as possible, may be taken as a specimen of the annoyance to which we now refer. This gentleman, known to fame only as the author of many unpublished, and a few unread, verses, usually signed “Quallon,” has favoured us with several quasi-poetical contributions which we did not want, and which we could not print, in justice to our readers, in TEMPLE BAR.

Our silent rejection of his Mss.-really a merciful and considerate course, if he could only see it-bas exposed us to the receipt of the following letter, the prominent publication of which, on the “nailing the bat to the barn-door” principle, may perhaps save us from further contributions from this gentleman, and at the same time give to our readers some idea of the delights of the editorial chair. We prefer to give the letter without note or comment.

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« ADVERTISER' OFFICE, LEICESTER,

“10th June 1862. “SIR,—I think you have treated me in a very ungentlemanly style in reference to the poem you hold of mine, in not either returning it, or giving me a reply, per post, to my several applications. Other conduct than that you have exhibited could not, perhaps, be reasonably expected at your hands. Some fine day I may repay your kindness by commenting in several newspapers with which I am connected on your ambitious but flippunt scribblings in TEMPLE Bar, over the pages of which your sub-editorial genius beams with monthly lustre. I am not unmindful of your impudent and snobbish sneer at provincial journalists in August 1858, in the Illustrated Times, in alluding to me in regard to a circumstance you no doubt remember,

“Yours, &c.

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Alice Gilbert's Confession

253
Amusing “Mos800” . . . . . . . . . . . . .

327
An Humble Petition ..
An Old Guide

542
AURORA FLOYD :

Chapter X. Fighting the Battle ..

XI. At the Chateau d'Arques.
XII. Steeve Hargraves, the “ Softy"
XIII. The Spring Meeting
XIV. “Love took up the Glass of Time
in his glowing Hands”

230
XV. Mr. Pastern's Letter, .

237
XVI. Mr. James Conyers . .

335
XVII. The Trainer's Messenger .

344
XVIII. Out in the Rain

353
XIX. Money Matters . . . . .

481
XX. Captain Prodder

495
XXI. " He only said, I am a-weary" .

503
Back to Scotland . . . .

140
Battle of the Ethnologists, The

214
Breaking the Crust .
Burke's Australian Explorations . . . . . . . . 43
CAPTAIN DANGEROUS :
Chapter VIII. The end of my Adventures among the Blacks .

IX. I am very near being Hanged .
X. Of sundry my Adventures from the Time of my

going Abroad until my coming to Man's Estate

(which was all the Estate I had). .
XI. Of other my Adventures until my coming

a Man . . . . . . . 297
XII. Of what befell me in the Low Countries
XIII. I make the Grand Tour, and acquire some Know-

ledge of the Polite World :
XIV. Of the Manner in which I came to the famous City

of Paris · · · · · · ·
Climate . . . . . . . . . . . . 268
DAUGHTERS OF EVE:

V. Louise Emilie Beauharnais, Comtesse de Lavalette . 414
" De Lunatico” . .

. . . . man
English Art from a French Point of View. No, I.'

View. No. I. . . . . 320
Formosa · ·

32
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In my Youth . . . . . . . .

. . 391
International Exhibition, The .
Iron War-ships and Heavy Ordnance . . . . . . . 183
LADY LETITIA's LILLIPUT HAND:
Chapter III. The Story of the Hand

114
IV. The last of the Hand and the Lady

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