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“ 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.
243 Dramatists, Old English, No. 1, The Ada, Lines to, on her Birth Day 344
Witch of Edmonton
39 Ada, Lines to
109 Eolian Harp, Lines to
45 No. 3, The English Traveller.. 229 Ahab, Review of
146 Druery's Historical Notices of YarAlfred the Great
255 Aldhelm 145 Duns, John
73 Anselm 151 Durham, Bishop of, Memoir of
137 Appeal, The
240 Assizes, a Visit to the 333 Eloquence
English Writers, and Foreign Cri-
28 Bees, the peculiarities of 28 Exchange, the
87 Bede, Notice of
145 Boaden's Memoirs of Mrs. Siddons,
438 Review of 183 Feudal System, account of
21 Bride, The
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 .
332 Cherry Ripe” and its Author 107 Godwin's History of the CommonChinese, Funeral Ceremonies of 241
309 Christian's Peace, The .... 336 Golden Opportunity, the
410 Collectanea, No. 1....
275 No. 3 226 Greece, Lines to
106 No. 4
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...
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 ?
Lanfranc, Notice of
Ralph de Diceto
Reid's Memoirs of Buonaparte
Reminiscenses of Radcliffe.
Ride, a pleasant
73 Rolle's Poems, review of
145 Rolle, Richard
209 Rose, Lines to a given
337 Saint Grayle, The
286 Siddons, Mrs. vide Boaden
124 Silvertone, Simeon, Esq.
295 South, The Cross of the
423 Sonnet to the Evening Primrose .
17 Southey's History of the Peninsular
217 Snodgrass's Narrative of the Burmese
Spirit's, the, Song
377 Stream of Life, The
337 Stirrup Cup, The
Sunset, Description of
441 The Tyrant's Funeral
139 Theatres and Theatrical Represen-
368 tations of the Ancients
401 " To Trump," Origin of
136 Turks, Funeral Ceremonies of
Turner's Henry VIII., Review of
315 Truckleborough Hall
444 Two-legged Tom