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DEAR READER!
Herewith we present to you the first volume of the New Series. If

you

will examine the Table of Contents, which is prefixed to the Indes, we hope you will think it superior to any other quarterly in the world. Each volume is our quarterly number.

The Eight Hundred and Twenty-four pages which are before you contain as much matter as sixteen hundred and fifty pages of the Edinburgh or Quarterly Reviews. Each of our pages contains as much as two pages of the other works.

There is no question of the abundant quantity of reading contained in “The Living Age," and as to its quality, it is "made up of every creature's best.”

The General Index to the First Series is considerably advanced, but we cannot yet promise when it shall be completed. The gentleman engaged in the matter finds it an ever-growing labor; for as he goes on he is continually obliged to enlarge his plan. We think that all who have a complete set bound, will testify to the continued and growing interest of the back volumes.

From the great field which is before us we shall continue to present to you, once a week, an abundant supply of matter, — matter for memory and thought, — refreshed and quickened by as much spirit and life as we can gather.

Escuse us if we copy here (" business is business”) a notice of the Second Series, from the New York Times, written by the editor, Mr. Raymond, who is now in Europe, making extensive arrangements for the greater perfection of that full and vigorous paper, which we have from the beginning taken great delight in.

" The veteran LITTELL!

Age cannot wither, nor custom stale
Ilis infinite variety.'

After founding and editing any number of periodicals, all of which have enjoyed their heyday of fame and success, we have him once more remodeling and renewing the Living Age for a fresh campaign, and still higher claims upon popular favor. The size, for one thing, has been changed from a large to a medium octavo ; a decided amendment. The number of pages has been increased to sixty-four ; which, it is needless to say, will always be filled with the choicest selections, so long as Mr. LITTELL prepares copy. Prose and verse ; fact and fiction ; opinion and speculation ; the best things in all those periodicals whose portraits decorate the cover ; the noteworthy leaders of the foreign and domestic news press; and, indeed, a fair résumé of the literature and creed of the time, will crowd each weekly number. With a programme so extended, and the undoubted good faith wherewith all its engagements are made, there can be no question about the value and popularity of the magazine. It cannot have more of the latter commodity than it merits.”

We copy the above just as it appeared, — although there are some phrases which speak of us as rather elderly, - trusting that none of our regular readers will suspect us of growing “ too old and wise." It is cheering to find that our labors receive the commendation of good judges.

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TABLE OF THE PRINCIPAL CONTENTS

THE LIVING AGE, VOL. XXXVII.

THE FIRST QUARTERLY VOLUME OF THE SECOND SERIES.

APRIL, MAY, AND JUNE, 1853.

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EDINBURGH REVIEW.

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE.

Saul of Tarsus, .

. 131 Baroness D'Oberkirch and Citizen Mercier, 83

Church of England in the Mountains, .515 Young, Akenside, Boswell, .

127

Mr. D’Israeli,

.579 Dr. Pereira,

A Word upon Wigs,

543

QUARTERLY REVIEW.

The Dead, as described by Homer,

666

Human Hair,

429

Search for Sir John Franklin,

451

TaIt's MAGAZINE.

Madame Guyon,

707 How a Fortune was made,

443

NORTH BRITISH REVIEW.

SHARPE'S MAGAZINE.

Sunday in the Nineteenth Century, ..67

Garden of Eden,

61

Last Hours of Napoleon, ****

. 162

BRITISH QUARTERLY REVIEW.

Flies in Amber,

. 267

Giuseppe Giusti,

195

LADIES' COMPANION.

WESTMINSTER REVIEW.

Mad. Scarron, her Friends and Relatives, . 233

Thackeray's Works,

. 387 Mrs. Radcliffe, .

110

BLACKWOOD'S MAGAZINE.

CHAMBERS' REPOSITORY.

John Rintoul ; or, Fragment of the Wreck,

The War in Algeria,

237

113, 403 The Wooden Spoon,

. 297

Clubs and Clubbists,

354 Writings of T. B. Macaulay,

323

Lady Lee's Widowhood, .600, 687, 737, 793 Story of Two Lives, .

473

Spiritual Manifestations,

807 Henry Arnaud and the Waldenses, 771

FRASER'S MAGAZINE.

ATHENÆUM.

Octavius of Minucius Felix, .

259 Demetrius, the Impostor,

. 174

Tennyson's Revised Ode on Wellington, 441

DUBLIN UNIVERSITY MAGAZINE.

The Preacher and the King,

653

L. E. L. and the Gold Coast,

657

The Duel,

39

Lord Byron's Autobiography,

661

Crown Matrimonial of France,

283 Paris after Waterloo,

734

Ludwig Tieck, .

766

New MONTHLY MAGAZINE.

A Royal Whim, .

226

SPECTATOR.

Falconry,

273

Constitutional League in Europe,

374

Washington Irving,

646

Turks and Christians,

880

Richard Henry Dana,

762

Disarmament Mission,

882

Kennedy's Second Voyage of the Prince Al-

BENTLEY'S MISCELLANI.

bert,

485

Well in the Wilderness,

184 Posthumous Supremacy of Rome,

. 508

Cut across the Scotch Highlands,

216 Alexander Smith's Poems,

632

The Lewis What is it?.

277 Wanderings through the Cities of Italy, . .676

Private Journal of F. S. Larpent,

319 Cruise among the Islands of the Western Pa-

Bonaparte Family at Florence, .

469 cific,

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EXAMINER.

Silken Chemistry,

.536

The Refugee Question,

. 343 Chloroform, .

.556

Austria and Turkey,

. 375 Gabriel's Marriage,

. 557

Self-Crimination,

486 Six Years among Cannibals,

.615

Memoirs of Thomas Moore,

507 Home for Homeless Women,

.625

Abd-el-Kader on Horseback,

. 643

ECONOMIST.

Kingdom of Reconciled Impossibilities, .. 755

Asylum of the World,

341

Hogg's INSTRUCTOR.

Ottoman Empire, :

376

Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin,

735

Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton,

. 147

CRITIC.

ELIZA COOK'S JOURNAL.

Havernick's Old Testament, .

443 Apsley House,

. 107

Hengstenberg on the Lord's Day,

165

Connelly's Coming Struggle with Rome, 443 Sculptor's Career,

538, 620

Alexander Smith's Poems,

632

THE TIMES.

CHAMBERS' JOURNAL.

Thomas Moore, by Lord John Russell, 3

Sleepers Awakened, .

57 Second American Arctic Expedition,

Night in Cunnemara,

9i English Dulness and Stubbornness,

36

Edgar A. Poe,

157 Betting on Public Affairs,

192

Old-Fashioned Swedish Wedding,

168

Stowe Demonstration,

821

And Then ?

222

N. Y. OBSERVER.

A Word on Bristles,

.269

Revival of Oil Anointing,

401 Miss McIntosh's Letter to the Ladies of Eng-

Lodgings that would not suit,

419

land,

502

Bar-Maid's View of Mankind,

428

Liberian Blacksmith,

JOURNAL OF COMMERCE.

445

Talked of in London,

482 Mr. Darley's Wyoming,

253

Statistics of American Slavery,

489 Inconsistency of Error, .

599

Female of the Human Species,

534 Spirit Rappings,

603

The Giving Bee,

. 640

Lamartine on the Restoration,

. 673

NEW YORK TIMES.

Poetry of Walter Savage Landor,

. 679 Field-Book of the Revolution, .

The Lost Messmate, •

683 | American and French Manners,

34

Coal Mine Explosions, .

758 Another gone to the Spirits,

623

Scottish Drunkenness, .

824

TRIBUNE.

DICKENS' HOUSEHOLD WORDS.

Pulszky's American Society,

97

Seventy-Eight Years Ago,

178, 549 Uncle Tom in France,

256

Walk through a Mountain,

. 188

Received, a Blank Child,

. 314

N. Y. EVENING Post.

Perfidious Patmos,

344 American Writers for English Reviews, . . 105

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