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THE EDINBURGH LITERARY JOURNAL, “ The last number of this hebdomadal is perhaps the most re

markable thing of the kind ever published in this country. It is full

of literary gems, forming the most delightful melange of criticista, WEEKLY REGISTER OF CRITICISM AND BELLES LETTRES.

stories, sketches, essays, poetry, and varieties, we ever saw compress ed into four-and-twenty closely printed pages. We doube whether

any work in Great Britain, of three times the bulk and pretension, A FEW Copies of the First Volume of this Work

can exhibit such an illustrious list of contributors."-Dundee Coarier. are still on Sale, price 15s. in boards.- The success which has

“When this enterprising periodical was first announced, we sier. attended the EDINBURGH LITERARY JOURNAL, since its cominence

ed the circumstance as offering, in the tried abilities and zeal of the ment, has been quite unprecedented in the history of Scottish Pe.

Editor, and in the extent of his resources, the prospect of supplying riodicals; and the Proprietors are resolved to spare no expense or

a desideratum in the literature of Scotland. Our sentiments on this exertion to make it worthy of the patronage it has so liberally re

subject, judging from the numerous editions of our article in other ceived. The highly flattering manner in which the JOURNAL has

papers, must have expressed those of the public; it, therefore, gires been already spoken of by many competent authorities may be judged

us additional pleasure to state now, that, by the progress of the of by the following passages, which are selected, almost at random,

work, these anticipations have been most amply realized. The sue from a very great number of similar testimonials.

cess of the Journal, in fact, has been altogether unprecedented; bet, “ From what I know of the Editor, a gentleman of talent, spirit,

in this merited prosperity, we see nothing to excite surprise; the enand perseverance, I foretel the book will prosper."- CHRISTOPHER

tire publication, down to the manipulations of the printer and the North, in Blackwood's Magazine for November, 1828.

paper-maker, is conducted in a manner to command enlightened and " We have watched the progress of this able and enterprising pe discriminating patronage. The judicious and independent tone of riodical with no common interest. The Edinburgh Literary Jour.

criticism, the importance and spirit of the original communications, nal has already become part and parcel of the existing system of our

are acknowledged not only to have redeemed ihe ple'ge given in the periodical literature, and will soon, we are convinced, be as thorough

prospectus, but have already elevated the literary character of the ly incorporated therein, as the Edinburgh Review or Blackwood's

work to be on an equality with the most respectable of its longer et Magazine. Its success, indeed, has been quite extraordinary, and

blished compeers.' A distinguishing characteristic of the Joure would be somewhat difficult to account for, did we not look to the

indeed, is an absence of all flippancy an« pretension, which we are array of distinguished names which appear in the list of its contribu

inclined to attribute to the laudable practice of giving, in most is tors, and to the singularly varied, spirited, and attractive articles,

stances, the names of the writers. This has given to the articles : whether in the shape of reviews or original essays, which diversify

weight, and has acquired for their decisions a confidence, which an and adorp its columns."--Caledonian Mercury.

nymous publications can never attain."-Ayr Advertiser. " This periodical, which, from its commencement, has been con

“ The very superior periodical of its class, from which we give the ducted with a degree of literary ability and spir t unprecedented in

following extracis, is one whose intrivsic merits sufficiently decoce any work of the same description, has, we rejoice to state, obtained a very large share of public patronage.

for its present popularity, while they promise ample recompense te • This is a degree

the additional encouragement which it ought to receive. The Edi of popularity we never expected to see any weekly publication of

burgh Literary Journal was commenced in November last, suppo the kind atiain in this country; for though from the first we had

ing the desideratum of a periodical in Scotland, chiefly devoted to the fullest reliance on the talents and industry of the Editor of literary information, and avoiding the more abstract character de the Journal, we considered it almost impossible for any man to re

larger Reviews, while it aimed at high respectability in the varioa tain for any length of time, so many able and distinguished cou

contributions, not immediately connected with literary criticism, tributors as he has done, and will, we confidently anticipate, continue which it admitt. d. We would have much pleasure in récomidaad to do."-Edinburgh Observer.

ing it, if any encomium of ours could extend the circulation of a pa "* We thank our brother Editor of the Edinburgh Literary Jour

per so moderate in price, and conveying so much useful as well as nal for the passing notice which he has been pleased to take of our

amusing information."-Greenock Advertiser. labours; and we can assure him that there are but few of our con

“ This periodical not only continues to hold a distinguished raak temporaries for whose good opinion and talents we have so high a

among the hebdomadal productions of the day, but we are assured respect as for his."-Orford Literary Gazette.

has obtained a circulation far more extensive than even its warmest • The highest compliment that we can offer to the corductors of friends could reasonably expect. Its claims to public patronage are this periodical, (and these embrace the greatest names known to our

certainly high, it being the first publication of the kind in coland literature,) must go forth to them in the simple statement, that we

combining literary criticism, miscellaneous literature, &c. &c.; and value it for its research, its animation, and its variety, more than any

ranking among its contributors many of the most eminent writers of other weekly brochure that comes to our office. We have nothing to

the present day. Every week it produces something new, something do but open the Edinburgh Literary Journal, when we wish to se

instructing and amusing: in short, the object of the learned and t3lect some piquant morsel for the entertainment of our own readers. lented Editor evidently is, to blend the useful wi h the agreeable, In its reviews of historical books it is profound and philosophic. It and hitherto his enrieavours have been crowned with success-Ber. treats scientific subjects with all the master's acumen, and seems fa. wick Advertiser. miliar with erery thing that is encompassed within the sweeter and

Published every Satur'ay Morning, by Messrs CoxsTABLE & CO, brighter walks of the light departinents of literature - those, particu. 19, Waterloo Place. Price 6d., or stamped, to go free by Post, 104 larly, that lead to the cultivation of poetry, the fine arts, and, in- Arrangements have been made, however, by which unstampet copes deed, the Belles Lettres generally. We have already made several are delivered in all the principal towns of Scotland on the day of extracts from this admirable Literary Journal, and at the earliest publication. opportunity shall continue to turn it to account."-Dublin Freeman's Journal.

The JOURNAL is also sold in Monthly Parts, neatly covered. " We have had the pleasure of perusing, for nearly six months, the Edinburgh Literary Journal, and we have fourd' it, in all re

ANTICORROSIVE PERCUSSION CAPS AND spects, as good a work of the kind as can be expected, and almost as good as can be desired. Now that we have before

TUBES; us the numbers of the Journal for the half year it has cxisted, and revive, by glancing over the various contents of the volume, our re

WARRANTED PERFECTLY WATERPROOF, collection of the great entertainment we have derived from its pe- AND AS HARMLESS TO THE GUN AS COMMON GUXrusal, week by week, we feel still more strongly impressed with a

POWDER. sense of its paramount claim to public patronage. Its original matter, contributed by many popular Scottish writers, is of a very supe

MANUFACTURED BY COLLINSOX HALL, LONDON. rior quality, whether in the grave or gay, the lively or severe style ; its reviews and criticisms are judicious, and, we believe, impartial;

With respect to the quality and character of the above articles, it may and the scraps and passages of news of letters and the arts which it

be stated, that ever since the general introduction of Percussion Guns collects, are written with spirit, or selected with good judgment. We

for improvements on which c. Hall obtained, in 1818, the patronage need not here make any selection from the volume, as no week passes

of the Society for the Encouragement of the Arts and Sciences, Lab in which we do not present to our readers one or more extracts,

don, his Anticorrosive Caps, &c., which have occupied his almost en which we acknowledge we owe to the Journal."- Liver pool Satur.

clusive study and attention from that period to the present hour, have day Advertiser.

met with the most decided preference of the first Sportsmen and Gute * We suppose that many of our readers are natives of the north

makers in all parts of England, as well as in various parts of the Cos countree. To such we should recommend the Edinburgh Lite

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are now brought, it is perhaps impossible that any further improve to which the greater number of distinguished Scottish writers are

ment can take place. regular contributors."— The Spirit and Manners of the Age.

Sold at 10s. the thousand

Caps, and 28s. the thousand Tabes, by * For various kinds of work, the Editor is a host within himself;

BUTLER & Co., Chemists, 73, Prince's Street, Euinburgh,-aise by his range, in fact, includes the wide extremes of . a song and a ser

most respectable Gunmakers in all parts of the Kingdom. mon,' and we may truly say of him in the wards of the proverb, that having recently been introduced into the trade, it is of mueh im

N.B. Several articles of a very inferior and injurious description • nothing seems to come wrong he puts his hand to. In addition to this, he has excellent backing, by ineans of which he is enabled to

portance to gentlemen who value their guns, and who are anxi us to present the public with a weekly bill of fare, prepared by some of the

avoid even the chance of disappointment in the field, to supply theme first cooks of which Scotland can boast at present."-Dumfries

selves with such Caps only as can be fully and completely depended Courier.

on.-COLLINSON HALL will have his name engraved on the labels “ Our readers do not require to be informed of the high estimation

which is pasted on the top of the boxes containing them. in which we hold the Edinburgh Literary Journal.-Since the commencement of our undertaking, scarcely a week has passed in which we have not gratified a very great number of our readers, by trans

Edinburgh: Published for the Proprietors, every Saturday Morning ferring to our columns some part of its valuable contents. When

by CONSTABLE & CO. 19, WATERLOO PLACE; we consider how inany able individuals are engaged in supporting Sold also by ROBERTSON & ATKINSOX, Glasgow; W. Crast, the Journal, by their literary exertions, we cannot wonder at the un- jun. & Co., Dublin ; HURST, CHANCE, & Co. London; and by exampled success which it has experienced. The number before us all Newsmen, Postmasters, and Clerks of the Road, throughout contains a greater variety of able literary articles than we have ever the United Kingdom. before met with in any similar publication."- Aberdeen Observer. “ We borrow the following article, with our best acknowledgments,

Price 6d, or Stamped, and sent free by post, 10d. from our able and eloquent contemporary, the Edinburgh Literary Journal. His access to the best sources of theatrical information is undoubted."--Edinburgh Weekly Journal,

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FOR

New Edition of White's Natural History of Selborne, to form (No. 39. August 8, 1829.]

Volume Forty. Fifth of

CONSTABLE'S MISCELLANY.
ADVERTISEMENTS,

On the 22d of August will appear, in one volume, illustrated with

Engravings, Connected with Literature, Science, and the Arts.

THE NATURAL HISTORY

OF
This day is published,

SELBORNE,

By the late Rev. GILBERT WHITE, A.M.
By STIRLING & KENNEY, and JOHN FAIRBAIRN,

Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford.
Edinburgh,

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CONSTABLE'S MISCELLANY. able for skilful condensation of much matter, which has lost none of its value by undergoing that process accurate and extensive histori

I. cal knowledge, and elegance and vigour of diction. The formation An AUTUMN in ITALY; being a PERSONAL

of the plan of the work, and its various details, and the preparatory NARRATIVE of a TOUR in the AUSTRIAN, TUSCAN, RO* study, must have cost much more labour than the composition itself; MAN, and SARDINIAN STATES, in 1827. By J. D. SINCLAIR,

for a plan more perfect-embracing such a variety of objects (all that Esq. '1 vol. is interesting and curious in Scottish scenery)—and showing the geo

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The LIFE of OLIVER CROMWELL, compri“ The value of the whole work is much enhanced by a number of sing the History of the Commonwealth, from the year 1649 to the Maps, upon such a truly original and ingenious plan 'as do credit to Restoration of Charles II, in 1660, By M. RUSSELL, LL.D. 2 the inventor.-Each of these is devoted to an entire tour, occupies a vols, page, and consists of three columns, in which are distinctly traced

III. all the places of any note, (mountains, lakes, rivers, towns, villages, The LIFE of HERNAN CORTES, including villas, &e.) along the route to be pursued, their relative distances, and the roads that diverge from the route."-Caledonian Mercury,

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The LIFE of FRANCIS PIZARRO, and an AC-
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mencement of our undertaking, scarcely a week has passed in which we have not gratified a very great number of our readers, by trans. ferring to our columns some part of its valuable contents. When we consider how many able individuals are engaged in supporting the Journal, by their literary exertions, we cannot wonder at the un. exampled success which it has exnerienced. The number before us contains a greater variety of able literary articles than we have ever before met with in any similar publication."-Aberdeen Observer.

“ We borrow the following article, with our best acknowledgments, from our able and eloquent contemporary, the Edinburgh Literary Journal. His access to the best sources of theatrical information is undoubted."-Edinburgh Weekly Journal.

" The last number of this hebdomadal is perhaps the most remarkable thing of the kind ever published in this country. It is full

THE EDINBURGH LITERARY JOURNAL,

OR

WEEKLY REGISTER OF CRITICISM AND BELLES LETTRES.

A FEW Copies of the First Volume of this Work seliterary emas, forming the most delighted, wedange of criticism,

are still on Sale, price 15s. in boards.-The success which has steries, sketchese says, varieties, we ever saw . attended the EDINBURGH LITEPARY JOURNAL, since its commence

ed into four-and-twenty closely printed pages.

We doubt whether ment, has been quite unprecedented in the history of Scottish Pe- any work in Great Britain, of three times the bulk and pretension, riodicals; and the Proprietors are resolved to spare no expense or

can exhibit such an ilustrious list of contributors."-Dundee Courier. exertion to make it worthy of the patronage it has so liberally re- “When this enterprising periodical was first announced, we views ceived. The highly flattering mantier in which the JOURNAL' has ed the circumstanre as off-ring, in the tried abilities and zeal of the been already spoken of by many competent authorities may be judged Editor, and in the extent of his resources, the prospect of st pplying of by the following passages, which are selected, almost at random, a desideratum in the literature of Scotland. Our sentiments on this from a very great number of similar testimonials.

subject, judging from the numerous editions of our article in other "From what I know of the Editor, a gentleman of talent, spirit,

papers, mu i have expressed those of the public; it, therefore, gives

us additional pleasure to state now, that, by the progress of the and perseverance, I foretel the book will prosper."-CHRISTOPHER

work, these anticipations have been most amply realized. The suc. North, in Blackwood's Magazine for November, 1828.

ces of the Journal, in fact, has been altogether unprecedented; but, « We have watched the progress of this able and enterprising pe- in this merited prosperity, we see nothing to excite surprise ; the enriodical with no common interest. The Edinburgh Literary Jour

tire publication, down to the manipulat ons of the printer and the nal has already become part and parcel of the existing system of our paper-maker, is conducted in a manner to command enlightened and periodical literature, and will soon, we are convinced, be as thorough- discriminating patronage. The ju icious and independent tone of 1y incorporated therein, as the Edinburgh Review or Blackwood's

criticism, the importance and spirit of the original communications, Magazine. Its success, indeed, has been quite extraordinary, and

are acknowiedged not only to have redeemed the pledge given in the would be somewhat difficult to account for, did we not look to the

prospectus, but have already elevated the literary char cter of the array of distingui-hed names which appear in the list of its contribu

work to be on an equality with the most respectable of its longer estators, and to ihe singularly varied, spirited, and attractive articles,

blished compeers. A distinguishing characteristic of the Journal, whether in the shape of reviews or original essays, which diversify indeed, is an absence of all flippancy and pretension, which we are and adord its columns."-Caledonian Mercury.

inclined to attribute to the laudable préctice of giving, in most in. " This periodical, which, from its commencement has been con- stances, the names of the writers. This has given to the articles & ducted with a degree of literary ability and spir t unprecedented in weight, and has arquired for their decisions a confidence, which ano. any work of the same description, has, we rejoice to state, obtained a nymous publications can never attain."-Ayr Advertiser. very large share of public patronage.

• This is a degree of popularity we never expecte i to see any weekly publication of

The very superior periodical of its class, from which we give the the kind attain in this country; for though from the first we had

following extracts, is one whose intrinsic merits sufficiently account the fullest reliance on the talents and industry of the Editor of

for its present popularity, while they promise ample recompense to the Journal, we considered it almost impossible for any man to re

the additional encouragement which it ought to receive. The Edin. tain for any length of time, so many able and distinguished con

bargh Literary Journal was cominenced in November last, supplytributors as he has done, and will, we confidently anticipate, continue literary information, and avoiding the more abstract character of

ing i he desideratum of a periodical in Scotland, chiefly devoted to to do."-Edinburgh Observer.

larger Reviews, while it aimed at high respectability in the various “We thank our brother Editor of the Edinburgh Literary Jour- contributions, not immediately connected with literary criticism, nal for the passing notice which he has been pleased to take of our which it admitted. We would have much pleasure in recommend. labours; and we can assure him that there are but few of our con- ing it, if any encomium of ours could extend the circulation of a pa. temporaries for whose good opinion and talents we have so high a per so moderate in price, and conveying so much useful as well as respect as for his."-Oxford Literary Guzette.

amusing information."-Greenock Advertiser. " The highest compliment that we can offer to the corductors of " This periodical not only continues to hold a distinguished rank this periodical, (and these emb:ace the greatest names known to our among the hebdomadal productions of the day, but we are assured, Literature,) must go forth to them in the simple statement, that we has obtained a circulation far more extensive than even its warmest value it for its research, its animation, and its variety, more than any friends could reasonably expect. Its claims to public patronage are other weekly brochure that comes to our office. We have nothing to certainly high, it being the first public tion of the kind in Scotland do but open the Edinburgh Literary Journal, when we wish to se

coinbining literary criticism, miscellaneous literature, &c. &c.; and lect some piquant morsel for the entertainment of our own readers.

ranking among its contributors many of the most eminent writers of In its reviews of historical books it is profound and philosophic. It the present day. Every week it produces something new, something treats scientific subjects with all the master's acumen, and seems fa: instructing and amusing: in short, the object of the learned and tamiliar with every thing that is encompassed within the sweeter and

lented Editor evidently is, to blend the useful with the agreeable, brighter walks of the light departments of literature -those, particu. an hitherto his endeavours have been crowned with success."-Berlarly, that lead to the cultivation of poetry, the fine arts, and, in- wick Advertiser. deed, the Belles Lettres generally. We have already made several

Published every Saturday Morning, by Messrs. CONSTABLE & Co., extracts from this admirable Literary Journal, and at the earliest

19, Waterloo Place. Price 6d., or stain ped, to go free by post, 10d. opportunity shall continue to turn it to account."-Dublin Freeman's

Arrangements have been made, however, by which unstamped copies Journal.

are delivered in all the principal towns of Scotland on the day of " We have had the pleasure of perusing, for nearly six months, publication. the Edinburgh Literary Journal, and we have fourd' it, in all re

The JOURNAL is also sold in Monthly Parts, neatly covered. spects, as good a work of the kind as can be expected, and almost as good as can be desired.

Now that we have before us the numbers of the Journal for the half year it has existed, and ANTICORROSIVE PERCUSSION CAPS AND revive, by glancing over the various contents of the volume, our re

TUBES; collection of the great entertainment we have derived from its perusal, week by we-k, we feel still more strongly impressed with a

WARRANTED PERFECTLY WATERPROOF, sense of its paramount claim to public patronage. Its original matter, contributed by many popular Scottish writers, is of a very supe

AND AS HARMLESS TO THE GUN AS COMMON GUN. rior quality, whether in the grave or gay, the lively or severe style;

POWDER. its reviews and criticisms are judicious, and, we believe, impartial;

MANUFACTURED BY COLLINSON HALL, LONDON. and the scraps and passages of news of letters and the arts which it collects, are written with spirit, or selected with good judgment. We With respect to the quality and character of the above articles, it may need not here make any selection from the volume, as no week passes be stated, that ever since the general introduction of Percussion Guns, in which we do not present to our readers one or more extracts, for improvements on which Č. Hall obtained, in 181%, the patronage which we ackuowledge we owe to the Journal."- Liverpool Satur- of the Society for the Encouragement of the Arts and Sciences, Lone day Advertiser.

don, his Anticorrosive Caps, &c., which have occupied his almost ex“ We suppose that many of our readers are natives of the north clusive study and attention from that period to the present hour, have countrie. To such we should recommend the Eriinburgh Lite

met with the most decided preference of the first Sportsmen and Gunrary Journal, a weekly Register of Criticism and Belles Lettres,

makers in all parts of England, as well as in various parts of the Conto which the greater number of aistinguished Scottish writers are

tinent, and in America ; and, from the great perfection to which they regular contributors.”—The Spirit and Manners of the Age.

are now brought, it is perhaps impossible that any further improves

ment can take place. “ For various kinds of work, the Editor is a host within himself;

Sold at 10s. the thousand Caps, and 28s. the thousand Tubes,-hy his range, in fact, includes the wide extremes of 'a song and a ser

BUTLER & Co., Chernists, 73, Prince's Street, Einburgh,-also by mon,' and we may truly say of him in the wirds of the proverb, that

most respectable Gunmakers in all parts of the Kingdom. • nothing seems to come wrong he puts his hand to.' In addition to

N.B. Several articles of a very inferior and injurious description this, he has excellent backing, by means of which he is enabled to

having recently been introduced into the trade, it is of much impresent the public with a weekly bill of fare, prepared by some of the first cooks of which Scotland can boast at present."-Dumfries avoid even the chance of disappointment in the field, to supply them

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