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OF THE knickerbocker Magazine.
The Thirty-first Volume of the KNICKERBOCKER MAGazine will commence on the first of January, 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 TE W. EDMONDS,
J. N. BELLOWS,
Rev. MR. GANNETT, (
STACY G. POT'TS,
J. G. WHITTIER,
H. W. ROCKWELL,
WILLIAM PITT PALMER,
ROBERT S. CHILTON, Es
DR. A. BRIGHAM,
FREDERICK W. SHELTON, J. H. PRESCOTT, Esq.,
REV. HENRY BASCOM, EDWARDS.GOULD, Hon, R. M. CHARLTON. CHARLES SPRAGUE.
CHARLES F. HOFFMAN,
RICHARD B. KIMBALL, E MRS. E. F. ELLET.
ANSON H. CENTER, E
J. H. GOURLIE, Esq.
MRS. FANNY K. BUTLER, HORACE GREELEY, . HARRY FRANCO,'
Miss CHARLOTTE CUSHMAN REV. DR. PISE, NATU. HAWTHORNE, HON. JAS. KENT,
THOMAS W. STO MR3. L. H. SIGOURNEY, REV. WALTER COLTON, R. H. BACON, CAMBRI REV. DR. BETHUNE 1 PRESIDENT DUER
MRS, M. E. HEWITT,
HON. JUDGE HALL, (ILL.) PROF. JAMES J. MAP 1 HON. JUDGE CONRAD, ALEXANDER WATSON, ESQ REY. MR. BACON, Dr. O. W. HOLMES,
Rev. W. R.O. PEABODY. J. H.SHELDON, JR., JOSEPH C. NEAL,
PROF. CHARLES ANTHON, J. G. SAXE, ESQ., THOS. W. PARSONS,
ALFRED B. STREET, JOHN HENRY HOPKINS,(VI.) PROF. HITCHCOCK, JOHN WATERS,
J. F. JACKSON, ALABAMA,
CONSUL G. W. GREENE, MR. F. PARKMAN, (BOSTON,
JAS. RUSSELL LOWELL, ÉRg. 1 1 J. P. BROWN, Constantinople. Rxv. 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. TRATCHER, Dr. CALEB TICKNOR, WM, H. SIMMONS, JOAN SANDERSON, the American in Paris,' NICHOL AN BIDDLE, Miss MARY-ANNE BROWNE, (Mrs. GRAY,) England, Rev. Dr. BRANTLEY, South-Carolina, WILLIAM L. STONE, Rev. Dr. BEASLEY, New Jersey, J. U. HILLHOUSE, and other distinguished writers who have paid the debt of nature. The following potices of the KNICKERBOCKER are from the American and English prese, and from American and British writers of distinction.
The first number of the Twenty-Seventh Volume of this venerable and widely-popular periodical appears upon entirely new ard 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 published 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. bas ever been issued under .CLARK's supervision that did pot bear indubitable evidence of editorial care, and anxious thought and well-directed labor enstamped upon its pages. We have known no montbly, of this country or Europe, so thoroughly edited, in the strictest 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 ; wbile, 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 excellence. 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 mirau nas perpetually approached the highest possible point of interest and excellence; and yet it seems to have an excelsior, 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 that has so attractive or popular a feature as the Editor's Table of the KNICKERBOCKER.' - New-York Courier and Enquirer.
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