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PREFACE.

The first volume of The ALDINE MAGAZINE is now before the public. To the BOOKSELLERS, for the warm patronage which they have extended towards it, the earliest thanks of its Editors and PROPRIETORS are due. It was upon the suggestion of their bookselling friends, that they essayed to raise their publication from the humble rank of a weekly paper to the more elevated station of a Monthly Miscellany of general literature. The change has enabled them to present a work of improved and heightened character.

Next to the BoOKSELLERS, the EDITORS of THE ALDINE MAGAZINE feel themselves deeply indebted to their Brethren of the Press, Metropolitan and Provincial, for the free, and kind, and liberal support which, from all quarters, and with unstinted hand, they have most generously awarded to their labours. In the support thus rendered, they have evinced that liberal and high-minded esprit de corps by which all the professors and friends of LITERATURE AND THE Arts ought to be indissolubly united and universally governed.

To the Public at large, the thanks of the Editors and PROPRIETORS of THE ALDINE MAGAZINE are duly and gratefully tendered.

In their endeavours to command success, the EDITORS entertain a modest confidence that they have amply fulfilled every leading promise of their original Prospectus. Their great object has been, to render their Miscellany useful and instructive as well as amusing ; and proof of their having achieved that object is abundantly found in the new sources of information and delight which have opened around them.

The opening article of THE ALDINE MAGAZINE of each succeeding month is appropriated to the illustration of some popular topic of the hour. Thus, in turn, attention has been directed to The Reduction of Postage, The Credit System, Steum Carringes und Rail-Roads, Home and Foreign Manufactures, Agriculture, The Fute of Louis XVII., The Copyright Bill, The Patronage of the Arts, &c.

“ THE ANNALS OF AUTHORS, ARTISTS, Books, AND BOOKSELLERS," sketched in the “ LETTERS OF AN OLD BOOKSELLER TO His Son,” present a fund of curious information to all connected with the. “ TRADE,” and to every lover of Literature and Art.

The series of papers entitled “ Points or THE MONTH” has been greatly approved for its suggestive character. It may fairly be said, that each of these papers suggests sufficient enquiry and reading for a month.

The “ SELECT NECROLOGY” must be regarded as a feature of universal interest.

The Poetry, the Reviews, the critical and other matter, in THE ALDINE MAGAZINE, must be allowed to speak for themselves. The Editors challenge comparison with the similar articles of any other Miscellany.

The ALDINE MAGAZINE is the only English Monthly Periodical, devoted to Literature and the Arts, that can now be purchased for One Shilling per Number. Each Number has been allowed to contain as much matter, and matter of as high a quality, as is worth, and ought to be sold for, IIALF-A-CROWN.

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The Railroads

49

Steam Carriages and Railroads

65

The “ Slang” Style

81

Home Manufacture versus

Foreign Manu-
factures-Agriculture-- The British Ma-
rine, &c.

97
Agriculture and Steam

113
The Marriage System

103
Phrenology and Physiology: Treatises on

Physiology and Phrenology, by P. M.
Roget, M.D.

120
Church and State : The State in its Re-

lations with the Church, by Gladstone . 140
Turkish Tales.-Miss Pardoe

162
Mrs. Bray's Trials of the Heart

219

Russian Views of Conquest

268

The English in Algiers

294

The late James Bird and his Writings 297

The Fate of Louis XVII.

145

Woman

158

Serjeant Talfourd's Copyright Bill 193
The Fate of Louis XVII.

195

The Advantages of being Blind, H.C.D. 198

Patronage of the Arts

241

The Advantages of being Blind, Part II.

255

The Royal Academy of Arts

289

The Fate of Louis XVII.

129

The Suicide System

138

Literary Property.— The French Copy-

141

British Possessions in the East : Cutch, or

Random Sketches in Western India, by

Mrs. Postans

8

The Stuart Dynasty : History of England

from the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace

of Aix-la-Chapelle. by Lord Mahon 32

England's Proudest Boast: the Pictorial

Édition of Shakspere

Life of an Actor of All-Work: Memoirs

of Charles Mathews, Comedian, by

Mrs. Mathews, Vols. I., II.

The British Navy, Russia, &c. : Incidents

of Travel in the Russian and Turkish

Empires, by J. L. Stephens, Esq. 74

Mrs. Trollope : The Widow Barnaby

90

Society, Morals, and Religion of Ger-

many, &c. : Germany, Bohemia, Hun-

gary, visited in 1837

105

CORRESPONDENCE. - With the Editor :

Dictionary of Kisses

10

Water-marks in Paper

23

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From Rome

27 Wardrobe of George IV.

92

The Greenwich Railway

76 | Increase of the Numbers of Mankind

92

From an

An Old Bookseller's Son” at The First Balloon

92

Florence

108 Pronunciation of Polish Names

93

Phrenology and Physiology

166 Music and Cookery

98

Rome in the Year 1839. From the Old

Change of Colour in the Plumage of Birds

Bookseller's Son

217 from Fear

109

Inauguration of the Statue of Guttenberg 224 Arms of France

109

Mr. Jermyn's Dictionary of Synonyms, Royal Robes, &c.

109

Epithets, and Phrases

267 The Original Macheath

109

Naples, &c., in the Year 1839

318 Esprit de la Politesse

109

POETRY.

Lamb's Epitaph

110

Price of a Portrait

Music at Sea

. 110

56

Artificial Wine

110

The Closing Year

74 Sir George Rodney

110

Death's Greeting

103

Early Punctuation

110

The Grave of L.E.L.

122

The Dying Boy

Zoological Weather Glass

122

139

The Poet's Prophecy, hy Miss Pardoe

A Specimen of Irish Currency in 1800 123

155

Curious Handbill of a French Perfumer 123

Song, (H. C. D.)

123

Alpine Flowers

The Wreck, by the Author of the Siege

Punning at Oxford

123

138

of Zaragoza, &c. .

Magna Charta

170

The Duchess d’Angoulême

142

Moorish Ballads

197

143

April, by Miss Pardoe

Buonaparte's

Antipathies, &c.

200

The Orleans Branch of the Bourbon Family 143

Impromptu

210

The Name of Charles

143

Song

218

Lines to

224

NOTICES OF NEW BOOKS.

Moorish Ballads, No. 2

247

Lines written in the Album of

Forget Me Not

12

Poet, by Miss Pardoe

Heads of the People

12

254

May, by Miss Pardoe.

13

260

The Principles of Punctuation .

Song, by Henry Brandreth, Esq.

The Natural History of the Sperm Whale ;

266

June, beautiful June

its Anatomy and Physiology, Food, &c. 13

The Dead to the Living

Oliver Twist; or, the Parish Boy's Progress 14

307

The Past and Future

14

311

The History of London

Moorish Ballads

312

Sketches of Judaism and the Jews

14

Truth

314

The Millwrights' and Engineer's Pocket

Director

14

SCRAPIANA.
The Legal Guide

14
Dr. Parr and Dr. William Bennett, Bishop An Enquiry into the Causes of Failure of
of Cloyne
11 Vaccination, &c.

28
The Soldier's Wife

11 The Arcanum ; comprising a concise Theory
A Bishop's Potation

11 of Practicable, Elementary, and Defini-
The Poet's Pen, (from the Greek of Mene tive Geometry
crates).
12 Original Maxims for the Young

28
Lord Chesterfield
12 The Confessions of Adalbert

29
The Eagle
12 The Penny Mechanic and Chemist

29
Remarkable Eye

28 Knight's Patent Illuminated Prints
God save the King

28 Knight's Patent Illuminated Maps
Theatrical Salaries
28 Spectacle Secrets

44
Female Knights of the Garter

43 The Village Magazine

A Pleasantry of the late Duchess of Devon A Key to the Difficulties, Philological and

shire

43 Historical, of the First Book of Schiller's 45

Extraordinary Courage of a Game Cock 43 Thirty Years' War

-15
The Waverley Novels

43 Choice Spirits ; or, the Palace of Gin 45
Prayer against the Small Pox

43 Franklin's Journal of Income and Expense
Little Fishes

43 Fables ; by the most eminent Britishi,

Chatterton

French, German, and Spanish Authors . 15

Old Rules for purchasing Land

77 Poor Richard ; an Almanack for the Year

Political Catalogue

77 1839

45

Macklin's Man of the

World

87 The Bible Story Book .

Area of Europe

91 Pawsey's Ladies Fashionable Repository. 02
The Dukedom of Clarence

Heads he People, taken off by Quizfizzz
l'tility of Singing

92 Incidents of Travel in the Russian and
Longevity of Artists
92 Turkish Empires

93

293

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