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PREFACE.

“ May you live a thousand years," is the magnificent greeting of a Spaniard, but with all its magnificence, the wish is cold and fantastical; our English salutation,“ a good day to you,” is unquestionably more humble, and yet far more pleasing. The one originated in an overheated imagination; the other was first poured forth from a kind and gentle heart; the Spaniard desires that you may live, the Englishman prays that you may live well, and for every thing beyond that rests meekly dependant upon a Higher Power. As it is in the common intercourse of life, so, also, we find it in literature ; and the feeling of the public towards periodical publications, partakes of the nature of our English greeting; it is not merely referable to the duration of our existence, but more especially to its quality. For the past, we claim some merit—in the volume now presented to our readers we hope there will be found much to commend and little to condemn; and for the future, we can speak with a confidence which partakes of the spirit of the Spanish proverb, but without its exaggeration--a confidence arising from the increased resources and additional merit derivable from a junction with a fellow candidate for public favor. The causes which have led to the relinquishment of the National Magazine as a separate work, are chiefly private and personal, and therefore unfit to be laid before the world; but our friends will find a spirit and vigour in the joint publication of “ The Inspector and National Magazine,” which will cause them to rejoice at so auspicious a conjunction.

To those friends who have supported us, and to the correspondents whose communications have been forwarded to us anonymously, we beg to return our public and grateful acknowledgments; letters will be found at our publisher's for T. H. K. and w.

May 31, 1827.

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INDEX.

Absence

243 Dramatists, Old English, No. 1, The Ada, Lines to, on her Birth Day 344

Witch of Edmonton

39 Ada, Lines to

79
No. 2, Eastward Hoe

109 Eolian Harp, Lines to

45 No. 3, The English Traveller.. 229 Ahab, Review of

245
No. 4, The Broken Heart

393 Alcuin

146 Druery's Historical Notices of YarAlfred the Great

147
mouth reviewed

255 Aldhelm 145 Duns, John

73 Anselm 151 Durham, Bishop of, Memoir of

137 Appeal, The

240 Assizes, a Visit to the 333 Eloquence

179

English Writers, and Foreign Cri-
Bacon, Roger ...

212
ticism

28 Bees, the peculiarities of 28 Exchange, the

87 Bede, Notice of

145 Boaden's Memoirs of Mrs. Siddons,

Falkland

438 Review of 183 Feudal System, account of

21 Bride, The

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First Love

144 Bruce, Elizabeth de, Notice of

315 Fleet's Voluntary for the Organ 380 Brunne, Robert of 274 Forget Me Not, Notice of

124 Foscari, Mitford's, a review of

121 Calcutta, a First Arrival at

345 Four Years in France, review of 181 Canning, Rt. Hon. G., Memoir of .. 1 Friendship's Offering, do.

124 Capillology, versus Phrenology, No. 1 298 No. 2. 365 Gifford, Lord, Memoir of

141 Chancellor, account of Office of 81 Gildas, Notice of

75 Chaucer, Geoffrey .

276
“ God save the King",

332 Cherry Ripe” and its Author 107 Godwin's History of the CommonChinese, Funeral Ceremonies of 241

wealth

309 Christian's Peace, The .... 336 Golden Opportunity, the

410 Collectanea, No. 1....

97
Good Night

214
No. 2
168* Gower, John

275 No. 3 226 Greece, Lines to

106 No. 4

281
No. 5
350 Harp, the

261 No. 6

414 Head's Rough Notes of the Pampas 376 Confessions of an Ugly Gent.

411, Heber, Bishop of Calcutta, Memoir of Confessions of an Old Batchelor 412 Henry I...

209 Content

87 Hogg's Two Hundred and Nine Days 155 Combe, Taylor, Esq., Memoir of 139 Honor O'Hara, Review of

123 Court Cards 143 Hope

171 Cowey Stakes, Account of

54 Crockford House 487 Is he Married ?

80 Cupid

106
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Lanfranc, Notice of

150 Reflection.....
Letter from the City to the West

Ralph de Diceto
End of the Town on Improvement. 399

Reid's Memoirs of Buonaparte
Leucate

406 Remembrance.
Lines by a Father on the death of

Reminiscenses of Radcliffe.
his Child

332 Retrospection
Literature of England, from the time

Ride, a pleasant
of the Druids, No. 1.

73 Rolle's Poems, review of
No. 2

145 Rolle, Richard
No. 3

209 Rose, Lines to a given
No. 4

273
No. 5

337 Saint Grayle, The
No. 6

401 Serenade
Literary Gossip

286 Siddons, Mrs. vide Boaden
Literary Souvenir, Notice of .

124 Silvertone, Simeon, Esq.
Liverpool, Earl of, Memoir of . 259 Sketches, Literary, by Miss Pardoe,
Local Reminiscences, No. 1, St. Cle-

No. 1
ment Danes.

304

No. 2
London, Recollections of, No. 1

174

No. S
No. 2.

295 South, The Cross of the
No. 3.

423 Sonnet to the Evening Primrose .
London, Description of in 1066

17 Southey's History of the Peninsular
Love-Cup, Tbe

21 War
Lord Chancellor, Account of Office of 81

Solitude
Lost Honor.

217 Snodgrass's Narrative of the Burmese
Lover's Seat, The .

100

War
London University, a Hint to the.

342

Spirit's, the, Song
Lord Mayor's Visit to Oxford .

377 Stream of Life, The
Lydgate, John.

337 Stirrup Cup, The

Storm, A.
Macdonald, Sir A. Memoir of.

138

Sunset, Description of
May Musings .

420
Miers' Travels in Chile, Review of . 247 Term, The last day of
Military Sketch Book

441 The Tyrant's Funeral
Milner, Dr., Memoir of.

139 Theatres and Theatrical Represen-
Moonlight..

368 tations of the Ancients
More, Sir Thomas

401 " To Trump," Origin of
Murray, Lindley, Memoir of .

136 Turks, Funeral Ceremonies of

Turner's Henry VIII., Review of
Natchez, The.

315 Truckleborough Hall
National Tales.

444 Two-legged Tom

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