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On Saturday, July the 18th, will be commenced,
A NEW WEEKLY PAPER,
72 Columns, Large Folio, Price 6d. EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR, DOUGLAS JERROLD:
NUMEROUS ORIGINAL ARTICLES BY THE EDITOR AND
EMINENT LITERARY ASSOCIATES,
AND BEING IN EVERY RESPECT
A FULL AND EFFICIENT NEWSPAPER, ADVOCATING THE CAUSE OF
With the natural desire that what is here set down should be read, we shall be brief. Indeed, we could wish that the laconic notice of a finger-post were sufficient for our object; merely pointing the way to the printer's, with no verbal flourish of what awaits those we hope to send there. Custom, however, will not be so satisfied. The prospective editor of even gravest determination must, like the pedlar, after some sort vaunt the character and variety of his wares. Whilst we yield to the practice, we hope to carry out the similitude, and—like the pedlar-bear our weekly pack of News and Politics and LITERATURE to the remotest nook and corner of the land.
NEWS. Were it possible for a man to realise a recent forlorn idea of Lord Brougham's, and live seven days “in an air-pamp," it is our hope that our proposed New Paper would, on his deliverance, solace him with the fullest History of the World for his lost week ; its greater and lesser events-its hourly gossip. To achieve this, we shall imitate the chemical doings of certain purveyors ; who, to make food portable, condense the essence of whole bodies into packets. After this fashion shall we deal with the penny-a-liner. Let one instance sufice for our general plan.-Hanging being still continued as an aid to public morals, we shall not circuitously say, “the unfortunate man, or woman, (children are not hanged now] was launched into eternity.” No; we shall give the stark fact without flourish. We shall say—“ the man was publicly killed.” Now this simplicity yields a two-fold advantage-it gives us brevity; and more, in a clearer light, it sets forth truth.
POLITICS. We shall deal with Politics as men deal with melons: accept a slice from ANY SIDE, if the slice be good. And the simile holds out. For whereas, in the good old times, and times rot so good or old, laws, like exotics, were cultivated for the few, so are they now equally desirable by the many. And more; they WILL BE HAD: peacefully-but determipedly-had. And in this inevitable adjustment, far be it from us to wish " to set class against class." No: let us have justice and not tumult to back us. And for this good reason; Justice must at some time conquer, if tumult do not betray her. In a word; our Politics will be the Politics of Progress. And for the “wisdom of our ancestors," we shall not, like antiquarian medallists, desire to preserve it for the rust and verdigris of the past, but solely for its curreot value and utility to the present and the future.
NATIONAL EDUCATION. It was recently said (and well said, too,) by the Bishop of Oxford, “that it was a good thing the people would not now be kept qniet by a low standard of education." In plain words, “Dame School” Education ; administered like laudanum, not to promote intellectual health, but all “for peace and quietness.” The people are no longer to be thus drugged. They will assert their rightful condition in the State. Let the State, then, be their conscientious teacher; nor leave the task to demagogues by trade and patriots for ready money. Therefore, NATIONAL EDUCATION, as the handmaid of UNIVERSAL SUF. PRAGE, will have our unceasing advocacy.
RELIGIOUS LIBERTY. Unless heaven could be mapped out by Government Survey, we are for no government way to immortality. We say with Hood
“Our heart ferments not with the bigot's leaven,
All men we view with toleration thorough,
As any Prince or Prelate's rotten borough."
Hence, the vessel of the Bishops' Church-a very different vessel, by the way, from the boat of Simon Peter-would not, we think, inevitably founder, were her golden tow-rope cast off from the State, and the rest of her voyage worked by volunteers.
FREE TRADE. As free as the design of Providence, in its great bounty, is made manifest. For surely, every land would have contained everything within itself, had not the Giver of the Good intended its free exchange among the family of man.
PEACE WITH ALL THE WORLD. The First Lord of the Admiralty has recently avowed his preference of “the man who serves his country UNDER fire, to the man who serves it by the fire.” Thus, in the Ellen borough mind, Private Smith in a shower of bullets is nobler, more sublime than Shakspeare in his study—than Bacon, Newton, Copernicus, Watt. We would not underrate the courage and endurance of Private Smith, but we shall do our best to do without them; to show that we have glory sufficient; and that the noblest and most humanising truths are , written not in laurel leaves, but olive.
Enough of profession. We have briefly indicated our principles. We will no further dwell upon the weekly CONTENTS OF OUR NEWSPAPER, than to state that they will comprise more than the nsual SUBJECTS OF INFORMATION AND AMUSEMENT, animated, it is hoped, with a spirit of novelty. WE WRITE FOR THE MASSES. We shall endeavour to write not DOWN, but UP TO THEM. Assuredly, we shall not imitate a too common practice; thinking, that like certain yeomanry of indelible memory, the surest way to hit the crowd is, to aim low.
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On the First of July, 1846, will be published, price One Shilling,
THE FIRST PART
COMIC HISTORY OF ENGLAND.
BY GILBERT ABBOTT à BECKETT.
WITH NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS BY JOHN LEECH.
In announcing a Comic History of England it may be necessary to observe that the levity implied in the title will relate to the manner, but by no means to the matter of the work, which will be collected with the gravest regard to the truth and accuracy that the subject requires. The aim of the writer will be to present a faithful narrative, for which the best authorities will be most carefully consulted, and to serve it up to the reader in a more palatable form tban has hitherto been thought compatible with the dignity of history. There is not the smallest intention to sacrifice fidelity to fun in the forthcoming production, which is designed to show that the utile et dub-are not inseparable. The advantages of blending amusement with instruction are universally allowed ; and there is an end to the once favourite fallacy, that food for the mind requires the uninviting flavour of physic.
THE Comic HISTORY OF ENGLAND will not be a mere abridgment of any other work, nor will it follow servilely in the steps of any former historian. The Author does not aspire to walk in the gigantic shoes of Hume, the easy slippers of Smollett, the goloshes of Goldsmith, or the pumps of Pinnock. In literature the shoes of another are too apt to prove clogs to the party attempting to make his way in a chaussure for which he was never fitted. The COMIC HISTORY OF ENGLAND will, therefore, be an entirely original composition, the materials for which will be derived from a consultation of all the best histories already in existence, whose accuracy will be tested by direct reference to the most undoubted authorities.
The chief purpose of this preliminary announcement is, to guard the public against any misconception of the intended character of the work on account of its title. A narrative may, it is hoped, be correct as well as comic; for, as “truth is stranger than fiction,” history is sometimes much more ludicrous than the fancies of the humorist.
The purpose of the work being explained, it remains only to announce the form of publication. It will appear in Monthly Parts, price ONE SAILLING each, bandsomely printed in octavo, and copiously illustrated by JOHN LEECH, with
ONE LARGE ETCHING,
FROM SIX TO TWELVE WOOD ENGRAVINGS.
THE Comic HISTORY OF ENGLAND will comprise from Twelve to Twenty Parts, and will appear regularly with the monthly Magazines until its completion.
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Just published, New Edition, N EASY GUIDE TO THE GAME OF CHESS ; wherein
out. By CHARLES CHECK, Esq. New Edition, carefully revised. 18mo, 1s. 6d., in a fancy wrapper.
Also, 18mo., 18. 6d., sewed, 1. A TREATISE ON THE GAME OF ECARTE. Translated from the French. 2. THE CARD ACCOUNT; or, Register for every Day in the Year; with short Rules for playing Whist. 18mo., 6d., sewed. London : Simpkin, Marshall, & Co., Stationers'-Hall Court.
This day is published, THE LIFE of JESUS. By PROFESSOR DAVID FRIED
RICH STRAUSS. Translated from the fourth German Edition. 3 vols. 8vo. cloth, il. 163,
* "interpretatio, quantum quidem ejus inspicere potuerim, et accurata et perspicua sit, et librum, quantum in ipsa est, popularibus commendet." * * *-Dr, Srauss's Preface to this Translation.
“ In regard to learning, acuteness, and sagacious conjectures, the work resembles Niebuhr's • History of Rome.'"-American Christian Examiner.
Also, THE WORSHIP OF GENIUS, and THE DISTINCTIVE CHARACTER OR ESSENCE OF CHRISTIANITY: an Essay relative to Modern Specu• lations and the present State of Opinion. By Professor C. ULLMANN, Translated from the German by Lucy SANDPORD. The two works in 1 vol. post 8vo. cloth, 3s. 6d.
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