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AT the close of another period devoted to the publication and completion of a volume of the ATHENEUM, we are happy in having it in our power to offer its patrons the concluding number of a larger volume of the work than they have heretofore received. The same principles have governed us in the selection and arrangement of its contents, that have been our guide in conducting former volumes; and we will venture to hope that the new literary journals which have lately been received, and the improvement in some of the old ones, together with greater experience, have increased its value in regard to the entertainment and instruction of its pages, as well as their number.

The enlargement of the Atheneum has been attended with expense and difficulty to the Proprietor. One circumstance only, however, has given us cause of regret in regard to this measure: the typography of the work, in consequence of it, has not been so neatly executed as we could have wished. It was necessary that new paper and a new press should be made, and in the qualities of both we have been disappointed. But these defects will be remedied in future; and we shall endeavor to have the Atheneum deserve the credit of being elegantly, as we believe it does now that of being correctly, printed.

It has been suggested to us in various ways, that it would be agreeable to our readers to know from which of the English Magazines each article in the Atheneum is taken. Several editors of newspapers have indeed gone so far as to accuse us of a want of candor and justice in neglecting to give this information. We are always willing to listen to any suggestions or complaints from these sources,we duly appreciate any encomiums upon our labors from them, and we also like to see the principle of fair and upright dealing in all things maintained and defended : but when some of these same editors, who are so watchful over this principle in us, entertain no scruples in copying liberally from our pages, without giving credit either to the Atheneum or the source which its very title acknowledges, we must say they show at least a slight degree

of inconsistency. In announcing, therefore, that in future each article in the Atheneum will have the name of the Magazine from which it is taken prefixed to it, our readers will understand that the plan is adopted for their gratification, and not because we feel any guilt or penitence in regard to the course heretofore pursued.

Other improvements are contemplated in the next volume, and we respectfully solicit for it, from each of our subscribers, a continuance of former patronage.

Boston, March 15, 1831.


ABERNETHY, Mr. Anecdotes of, 429

Abruzzi, a pass of the, 304

Absentee, the, 43

Adventure at Rotterdam, an, 275

Adventure of a London traveller, 300

Affectation, 201

Age, the, 488

Church, a night in a, 419

Colombia, the Eve of Saint Simon in, 60
Come in time, 440

Concatenation, 152

Condemned, the, 124

Constant, M. Benjamin, biographical sketch
of, 520

Aide-de-camp's duties, description of an, Constantinople, a week at in 1829, 472


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Consumption, pulmonary, 82
Costa Firmé, a scene on the, 510
Cruickshanks, Mr. Charles, agonizing death
of, 33

Cruthers and Jonson; or, the outskirts of
life, 544

Davy, Sir Humphry, 575, 576

Delta. A pass of the Abruzzi, 304

Demon ship, the, 374

Devil's progress, the, 221

Diary of a late physician, passages from,

187, 481, 489

Dog, the spectral, 481
Dramatic anecdote, 199
Drum ecclesiastic, 248

Bernard's Retrospections of the Stage, 138, Dueling, 187

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Fish, skeletons of, method of obtaining, 488
Floods in Moray, account of, 21

Florida, first attempts to colonise, 333
France, 103

France, the late revolution in, 103

Lisbon, recollections of life in, 477
Literary beauties of the Scriptures, 137
Literary footmen, 488

Literay notices, 104, 152, 200, 344, 440
Literature of the day, on the, 118

French artizan, a, history of during the last Literature, royal patronage of, 202

revolution, 404

French honesty, 102

French press, the, 102

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Hazlitt, William.
Head, the turned, 489

Health, 440

Heat, effects of, 416

Highland quarter, 152

History, present state of, 198

London traveller, adventures of a,


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Obstinacy, 344

An adventure at Rotter- Ojeda's adventures in South America, 541

Hofland, Mrs.

dam, 275

Home, 535

Homer, 487

Howitt, William.

The disasters of Jan

Nadeltreiber, 143

Husbands, Mr. Moore's homily on,


Hydrophobia, 97

Hypochondraism, 439

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Inconveniences of a convenient distance, 76 Phosphorus, 104

Irish hedge schoolmaster, the, 172

Iron shroud, the, 11

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Delta. Thomson's birthplace, 509
Devil's progress, the, 222

Earth, to the, 123

Elegy from the Spanish, 131

Ettrick Shepherd, the. The skylark, 514
Evening hymn to the Virgin, 503
Evening tranquillity, 9

First and last voyage, the, 9
Friendship, emblem of, 57

Happiness, the bank of, 526
Heaven, the banner of, 58

Hemans, Mrs. A spirit's return, 40
The palmer, 418

The penitent's return, 498
The shepherd poet of the Alps, 178

How and the why, the, 239

Howitt, R. To a group of children, 197
Howitt, William. The three Maries, 308

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