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Childhood. By Wm. B. Fairchild..
PAGE |Ode to Love. By W. Wallace.....
Prize Address. By Dr. Henry Myers...... 833
Return to Delaware. By the Milford Bard...... 721
Sur Les Etats Unis D'Amerique ; a Poem, presen-
Sonnet. By Hermion. New York..
Sonnet—The Recall. By Park Benjamin... 305
Song-written impromptu. By Park Benjamin.. 407
Sonnet. To My Sisters. By C. P. C.......... 419
694 Scraps from Manuscript Dramas. By Park Ben-
193 The Spectre Horseman of Boston. By J. E. Dow 13
The Pilgrini Amid the Ruins of Rome. By John
The Death of Saladin. By C. F. M. Deems..... 152
To the Rose. By H. M. S..
To a Lady, with a Bouquet. By Park Benjamin. 221
The Idiot Boy. By Miss E. H. Stockton... 223
The Fountain. By Wm. Cullen Bryant...... 365 The Water. By Mrs. Seba Smith.....
369 The Forest. By Mrs. Lydia Jane Pierson., 725
453 To a Friend on his Marriage. By Park Benjamin_781
No. III and IV
When Will Love Cease. By the late Edmund Law 512
T. W. WHITE, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
of modern nations against the professors of the drama-
18 Winter. By CP.C
talents necessary to constitute a good actor, &c. By G.
20. The Spectre Horseman of Boston. By J. E. Dow.......
2. Beauty. Written for Miss Emily S- -y. By Eliza;
S. "A Voyage Round the World, including an embassy
she was in love with the Drarna. %. On Manager
1 7. The Falls of Bash Pish, or the Eagle's Nest. Journal of
in New York, by her sister...
28. The New England Girl. By J. E. D..
1798 to 1330; drawn from the port.folio of an officer of
SOUTHERN LITERARY MESSENGER-COVER.
PROSPECTUS OF THE SOUTHERN LITERARY MESSEN
THOMAS W. WHITE, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
This is a monthly Magazine, devoted chiefly to Lite their fitting haunts. Ignorance lords it o Rature, but occasionally finding room also for articles proportion of our people :--Every spring that fall within the scope of Science; and not professing in motion, to arouse the enlightened, < an entire disdain of tasteful selections, though its matter their number; so that the great enemy has been, as it will continue to be, in the main, original. vernment may no longer brood, like a po
Party Politics and controversial Theology, as far as over the destinies of our country. And possible, are jealously excluded. They are sometimes all these ends, what more powerful ag so blended with discussions in literature or in moral ployed, than a periodical, on the plan of 1 science, otherwise unobjectionable, as to gain admittance if that plan be but carried out in practice for the sake of the more valuable matter to which they The South peculiarly requires such adhere: but whenever that happens, they are incidental, all the Union, south of Washington, the only; not primary. They are dross, tolerated only Literary periodicals! Northward of that because it cannot well be severed from the sterling ore probably at least twenty-five or thirty ! wherewith it is incorporated.
justified by the wealth, the leisure, the of Reviews, and Critical Notices, occupy their due the actual literary taste, of the Souther space in the work: and it is the Editor's aim that they pared with those of the Northern ? No: should have a threefoid tendency—to convey, in a con- talents, and taste, we may justly cla densed form, such valuable truths or interesting incidents equality with our brethren; and a dome as are embodied in the works reviewed, -lo direct the exclusively our own, beyond all doubt aj reader's attention to books that deserve to be read, ---and choose, twice the leisure for reading and to warn him against wasting time and money upon they enjoy: that large number, which merit only to be burned. In It was from a deep sense of this local this age of publications that by their variety and multi- word SOUTHERN was engrafted on the na tude distract and overwhelm every undiscriminating riodical: and not with any design to nou student, IMPARTIAL criticism, governed by the views judices, or to advocate supposed local i just mentioned, is one of the most inestimable and from any such thought, it is the Editor's fe indispensable of auxiliaries, to him who does wish to see the North and South bound endear discriminate.
forever, in the silken bands of mutual Essays, and Tales, having in view utility or amuse. affection. Far from meditating hostility ment, or both—HISTORICAL SKETCHES—and REMINIS he has already drawn, and he hopes here CENCES of events too minule for History, yet elucida much of his choicest matter thence : and ting it, and heightening its interest, -may be ps ded will he deem himself, should his pages, by as forming the staple of the work. And of indigenous region know the other better, contribute Poetry, enough is published-sometimes of no mean tial degree to dispel the lowering clou strain-to manifest and to cultivate the growing poeti- threaten the peace of both, and to brighten cal taste and talents of our country.
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