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The Thirty-second Volume of the KNICKERBOCKER MAGAZINE commenced on the first of July, 1848. The work has been so long before the public, that it is not deemed necessary to enlarge upon its claims to general favor. The annexed List of Contributors to the Magazine, and a few notices of the work, (up to and including the last number) will sufficiently attest its character and its popularity: WASHINGTON IRVING, F. W. EDMONDS,
J. N. BELLOWS,
Rev. MR. GANNETT, (Mass.) J. K. PAULDING, H. W. ELLSWORTH,
PROFESSOR FELTON, Miss C. M. SEDGWICK, H.J. RAYMOND, Esq.
STACY G. POTTS,
H. R. SCHOOLCRAFT, J. G. WHITTIER,
H. W ROCKWELL,
WILLIAM PITT PALMER,
ROBERT SCHILTON, Esq. Sir E. L. BULWER, JOHN T. IRVING,
DR. A. BRIGHAM, REV. ORVILLE DEWEY, ALBERT PIKE, Esq.
RICHARD B. KIMBALL, ESQ. MRS. E. F. ELLET.
ANSON H. CENTER, Esq.
J. H. GOURLIE, Esq. JARED SPARKS,
MRS. FANNY K. BUTLER, HORACE GREELEY, • HARRY FRANCO,'
Miss CHARLOTTE CUSHMAN REV. DR. PISE,
THOMAS W. STORROW Esq.
F. 8. COZZENS, Esq.
H. T. TUCKERMAN,
Mrs. M. E. HEWITT,
Hon. JUDGE HALL, (ILL.) Prof. JAMES J. MAPES, Hon. JUDGE CONRAD, ALEXANDER WATSON, Esq. Rev. MR. BACON, Dr. O. W. HOLMES,
Rev. W. R. O. PEABODY, J. H. SHELDON, JR, JOSEPII C. NEAL,
Pror. CHARLES ANTHON, J. G. SAXE, Esq., THOS. W. PARSONS,
ALFRED B. STREET, JOHN HENRY HOPKINS,(VT.) Prof. HITCHCOCK, JOHN WATERS,
J. F. JACKSON, ALABAMA, Mrs. E. C. EMBURY,
CONSUL G. W. GREENE, Mr. F. PARKMAN, (BOSTON) Hon. D. D. BARNARD, JAMES BROOKS,
JAS. RUSSELL LOWELL, Esq. J. P. BROWN, Constantinople. Rev. Dr. SPRING,
PETER SCHEMIL.' The foregoing list included also_ROBERT SOUTHEY, Rev. TIMOTHY FLINT, Miss LANDON, CH. JUSTICE MELLEN, TYRONE Power, ROBERT C. SANDS, WILLIS GAYLORD CLARK, B. B. THATCHER, Dr. Cales TICKNOR, WM. H. SIMMONS, JOAN SANDERSON, the American in Paris,' NICHOLAS BID. DLE, Miss MARY-ANNE BROWNE, (Mrs. Gray,) Eng'and, Rev. Dr. BRANTLEY, South-Carolina, WtyLIAM L. STONE, Rev. Dr. BEASLEY, New.Jersey, J. H. HILLHOUSE, and other distinguished writers who have paid the debt of nature.' The following notices of the KNICKERBOCKER are from the American and English press, and from American and British writers of distinction.
* The first number of the Twenty-Seventh Volume of this venerable and widely-popular periodical appeurs upon entirely new and beautiful type, in all its departments; and in its rich and diversified contents, continues to vindicate its reputation as the most agreeable and entertaining Magazine pub. lished in the United States. When we first started the old .New-Yorker,' our friend CLARK had preceded us as Editor of the KNICKERBOCKER about a twelvemonth; it has now reached an age greatly beyond that of any American Monthly; a fact which literally speaks volumes' in praise of the manner in which the work has been conducted. No number of the K. has ever been issued under CLARK's supervision that did not bear indubitable evidence of editorial care, and anxious thought and well-directed labor enstamped upon its pages. We have known nò monthly, of this country or Europe, so thoroughly edited, in the striciest sense of the term. With a corps of contributors embracing the most eminent writers of the country, with not a few from the other side of the water, it has been able to present articles of a high order of merit, and in rich variety; while, as if emulous of the contributed portions, the editorial department has regularly increased in variety and abundance.' - New-York Daily Tribune.
Nothing is more remarkable than the unfailing promptitude of this old Monthly, except perhaps its constant and constantly increasing excellenoe. Mathematicians tell us of certain curves called asymptotes, whose peculiarity is always to approach each other, and yet, even when infinitely ex. tended, never to intersect. The KNICKERBOCKER, which has reached an age for a Magazine much greater than a hundred years for a man, and only to be attained by a more marvellous miracle, has perpetually approached the highest possible point of interest and excellence; and yet it seems to have an ercelsior, for each number seems better than that which went before. How it is done our friend CLARK may understand - but it is a sealed mystery to us. There is no publication in the United States thai bus so attractive or popular a feature as the Editor's Table of the KNICKERBOCKER.' – New-York Courier and Enquirer.
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