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85 Gossip with Readers and Corres-
pondents, 176, 264, 348, 532
98 Going to Sea and going to See, 306
257 Hints to Authors: The Style Dra-
262 IRVING INSTITUTE, Tarrytown, (N. Y.,) 261
lesque of BoSWELL,
Legend of the Susquehannah, 159
329 Les Eaux Bonnes. By an American
343 Lessons of the Forest. By CLARENCE
Lines to a Flower from Mars' Hill,
386 Lines to the Wind. By 'Pictor,' 399
Married,' 429, 527 Lines written in Trinity Church
LEMPRIERE's Dictionary and New-
Letters by 'Fr. FLANEUR,'
72 Lament of the Forest. By THOMAS
Memoirs, Letters, etc. of JAMES
415 Mary Hart: an Incident of the
Mesmer and Animal Magnetism, 217, 447
522 New-York Asylum for the Blind :
495 Notes of a Non-Combatant in the
Night Study. By Rev. GEORGE W.
BETHUNE, Philadelphia, 141
Napoleon. By S. D. DAKIN, Esq., 158
400 Lost Joys,
Lyric. By Flaccus
Neamathla: The Head Chief of the The Cradle and the Coffin. By J.
359 The Hour and the Man. By Miss
44 The North-American Review, 163
47 The Muckle House: a Revolution-
32 The Funeral-Tree of the Sokokis.
326 The Old Bachelor: A Valentine, 201
350 The Latin a Living Language, 225
The Great Self-Regulating Steam-
18 The Warning. By R. M. CHARLTON, 252
476 The Emperor Alexander and his
314 | The April Shower. By Mrs. SEBA
404 There is that can Part Not. By
The Wrecker of Smithtown Bay.
312 Tabitha Bunker's Annoyances, 347
15 The Pilgrim's Walk. By John WA-
29 The Guardian Angel : From LAMAR.
42 Taylor's Natural History of Society,
The Editor's Drawer,
The Catholic Expositor,
104 What they Think in England of . "ar
118 Yankee Land. By G. F. Barstow, 338
It was a glorious evening, toward the middle of September, when we ascended the hill whose summit is crowned by the Chateau of Saint Cloud. The sun was pouring its setting rays over the beautiful valley of the Seine, and as the whole region stretched before us to the east, the flood of light was sent back, exhibiting all the prominent objects in bold relief, as they are represented in the pictures of Claude Lorraine. We stopped to gaze upon this landscape, no longer wondering that a residence which commanded such a prospect had long been a favorite habitation of Napoleon, as it now was of Louis Philippe. A broad fertile valley was before us, bounded in the distance by the elevated plateau through which the river has worn itself a passage, and where it winds from side to side, as if to adorn as well as to fertilize the domain it has conquered.
This father of the French rivers, however great his renown in Europe, would form but a feeble tributary to the magnificent streams which our country pours into the ocean. Nature has indeed spread out her works upon a more extensive scale in our favored regions, than in this older portion of the human heritage. Our lakes and rivers, plains, vallies, and forests, are impressed with a character of vastness, if I may coin an abstract term, which is itself one of the attributes of true sublimity, and which produces upon the traveller who visits them, emotions which no after events in life can efface. I never felt more profoundly the weakness of man and the power of God, than when seated in a frail birch canoe, with its ribs of cedar, and its covering of bark, descending the Mississippi in the night, and approaching the junction of this mighty river with the mightier Missouri.
These little Indian boats are admirably calculated for the manners of our aborigines, and of the Canadian voyageurs, their co-tenants of the western forests, and often their co-descendants from the same stock, and for the various lines of internal communication which nature has so bountifully provided for the trans-Alleghany regions. Driven by the paddle and by the wind, with great ease and velocity, light, and apparently fragile, they are managed with skill, and safely ride over the waves, which they seem hardly to touch; and when they VOL. XVII.