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CONTENTS OF NO. X.

COXTENT FOR OCTOBER
TOWN AND COUNTRY-A Fantasy for Children.
Part I.-By R. H. Stoddard.

The Diary of Anne Rodway On 'Change in Paris. BILLY BOWLINE-A Charade. By W. D.

-In two chapters.

Apothecaries.

Bird History. AUTUMN. By Emily Hare.

The Giglio Festa.

Rhino Land. THE BIG DOG AND LITTLE DOG. By 8.

Two Hundred Pounds BROTHERS AND SISTERS; or, The Lessons of a

Milverston Wortoies. Reward. Summer-Chap. IX. By Cousin Alice.

Scotch Coast Folk-Foot- My Spinsters. THE DISCONTENTED FISH-Part II. By C. dee in the last century. Seaside Eggs. THE POLICE OF NEW YORK, By Philip Wallys. Chip-The Congressional Chip-A Colonial Patriot. THE STORY OF THE GREAT WAR. By J. W. P.

Prize Ring.

Hawkswell Place. KATE'S WELCOME. By Cousin Lottie.

Charles the Fifth's Glove. Slaves and their Masters. KITE FLYING. By J. B.

A Dish of Frogs.

Two Penco an Hour. IN THE WOOD3. By Mary E. Bradley.

The Shadow of the Hand. Condemned to Death
Brown October with her Crimson and Gold-Deep- Not very common Things. Nobody, Somebody, and
er in the Woods-The Music of Nature-Our At the sign of the Silver Everybody.
Riddling Party-Marian, Violante, Lettie and

Horn.
Lucille each contribute a Blossom-Daisy's An-

Beating against the Bars.
swer to W. G.'s Charade-Marian's Flower Cha- A Campaiga with the Timber Bending.
rade-Violante-The Intruder.

French.

The Angel of Love.
NEW BOOKS.

The Stattering of Seed. Mother Shipton.
Mary Howitt's Picture Book-The High School Life and the Bird.
Reader. by Charles W. Saunders--Elementary

Chip-Pen and Ink Pies,
Moral Lessons for Schools and FamiliesTho The Opal Ring.

Schobry the Bandit.
Empire of Rome, by F. W Ricord.

At Bruges and Ostend. The Black Mirror.
ILLUSTRATIONS.

Ego et Balbus.

The Orsons of East Africa, THE CHILD'S DREAM.

The last days af & German Chip-Signals and Engine TOWN AND COUNTRY.

Revolution.

Drivers. AUTUMN.

Eoglish Coast Folk.

My Journal. THE MILKWEED.

Wishes.

Taxes. JEREMY DIDDLER.

American Party Names. Sir Caribert of the Leaf. THE POLICE MARCHING IN DRILL.

My Little Ward,

The North against the ATTACK ON SEBASTOPOL.

Plurulity of Mites.

South.
KITE FLYING. Four illustrations,

Ushers.
IN THE WOODS.
Price 10 cents, or $1.00 a year.

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4. LOTUS EATING. Vol. 5. POTIPHAR PAPERS.

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II.

ORIENTAL ACQUAINTANCE; in a series of Letters from Asia Minor.

By J. W. DE FORREST.

III.

THE GOLDEN DAGON; or, Up and Down the Irrawaddi. Being Passa

ages of Adventure in the Burman Empire. By an American. THE POLITICAL ESSAYS OF PARKE GODWIN, Esq. Reprinted,

for the most part, from “ Putnam's Monthly."

IV.

V.

TRAVELS THROUGH TEXAS. By FREDERICK LAW OLMSTED.

A Continuation of his Seaboard Slave States.”

VI.

LIFE IN CALIFORNIA, as Noticed and Noted by a Lady. Br Mes.

E. W. FARNHAM.

VII.

JUNIUS-LORD CHATHAM, a Biographical Statement. Showing that

the elder William Pilt was the writer of those anonymous letters. By WILLIAM DOWE.

VIII.

BRITTANY AND LA VENDEE, Tales and Sketches, with a Notice of

the Life and Literary Character of EMILE SOUVESTRE.

IX.

GREECE AND THE GREEKS OF THE PRESENT DAY.

EDMUND ABOUT, Author of “ Tolla.” (Translated by Authority.)

By

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TALES OF FLEMISH LIFE. By Hendrik Conscience,

ILLUSTRATED BOOKS.

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THE HISTORY OF SIR THOMAS THUMB, by the Author of " Heir

of Redcliffe," “ Little Duke,” &c. Beautifully Illustrated by J, B.

XII.

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ILLUSTRATIONS OF SCRIPTURE. By an ANIMAL PAINTER. tifully Photographed, with Notes by a Naturalist.

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RICHARD DOYLE'S NEW CHRISTMAS BOOK. Being an Account

of MESSRS. BROWN, JONES & Robinson's Sporting Adventures.

CHILDREN'S NEW BOOKS.

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THE SCHOOLFELLOW. Vol. I. Illustrated.

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GOLD AND SILVER. By A. W. H. Beautifully Illustrated.

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ABOUT NEW YORK. By Philip WALLYS. Illustrated.

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CONTENTS OF NO. XLVII.

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1. LAWYERS,
2. HENDRIK'S PROPHECY-A SONG,
3. THE TRAGEDY OF HAIRSTON,
4. DE TOCQUEVILLE ON THE CAUSES OF THE FRENCH RE-

VOLUTION,
5. TO NIAGARA,
6. SCAMPAVIAS-Part VIII.-MARINERS IN MINORCA,
7. THE FISHER AND CHARON, -
8. FRONTIER YARNS,
9. BLONDINE,
10. GLIMPSES OF NINEVEH-B. C. 690,
11. THE LAST YEARS OF HEINRICII HEINE,
12. THE MEZZO-MATTI,
13. A WORD BEFORE ELECTION,
14. EDITORIAL NOTES, -

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The "getting up" of Books-Dred, by Mrs. Stowe--Miss Warner's Hills of the Shatemue-The

Last of the Foresters--Perversion-Victoria; or, The World Overcome-Household Words or
Lizzie Petit-Western Border Life-Fashionable Life, by Mrs. Eastman-Dr. Kane'a Arctic
Explorations-The Golden Dagon--The Oriental Acquaintance, by J. W. De Forrest-- Sinar and
Palestine of A. P. Stanley-Burton's Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El Medina and
Mecca- Modern Greece, by Henry M. Baird-Bothwell- Illustrations of the Danube-Art
Treasures of Vienna-Bishop Wainwright's Memorial-Life of Talleyrand, by Mefarg-Memoir
of Harriet Preble-The Swiss Reformer Zwingli-Lise in the Itineracy--Mr. Parsons' Essays-
Knights and their Days, by Doran--Little & Brown's Edition of British Essayists--Long's Classi-
cal Atlas-De Courcy's Catholic Church in the United States-Stroud's Laws Relating to

Slavery in the United States--Prof. Draper's Homan Physiology.
Comments on Current Mallers,

551 A Glance at European Affairs-Intelligence from Central America --The Panama Railway--Mr.

Sydney Dobell-The Spies of Louis Napoleon-Our City Atmosphere---Prof. Aytoun in his
recent Hoem, Bothwell-The Architectural Teachings of Ruskin-The Immortal Act of Arould
of Winkelried-Trade in France-A lato number of the Revue des Deux Mondes on Ceutral
America--Mr. Stroude's History of England--A Monument to Edgar A. Poe-House Ventilation

Lamartine's Course of Literature- A Canal Across the Isthmus of Papama-Kansas and Geu.
Lane.

The World of New York,

557 How the Elections get into Everything - How they are Wholesome in Correcting the Suicidal

Tendency-Rally in the Park, Fire Oif your Rockets and Live--The Palace of Industry- Dati-
nesses is Sevres and Naughtinesses in Dresden-Potichomania, an Etymological Discovery-
Getting out of Town into a Picture-Herriog's " Farm Yard "-Faed's "Shakspere xud bis
Friends"- Paton's " Return from the Crimea"-The Lyric Concerts.

PUTNAM'S MONTHLY.
I Magazine of Literature, Science, and Art.

VOL. VIII.—NOVEMBER, 1856.-NO. XLVII.

L AWYERS. “ To vindicate the majesty of the law.”Judge's charge.

" Why may not this be a lawyer's skull ? Why does he suffer this rude knave to knock him about the sconce with a dirty shovel, and will not tell him of his action for battery ?.

Hamlet. THE miniature effigy of a town.crier

, field for the noblest triumphs

and most with a little placard on his bell, inscribed “ Lost-a Lawyer's conscience !" lect. No profession offers such exwas a favorite toy for children not tremes of glory and shame. From the many years ago ; and, about the same most wretched sophistry to the grandtime, a song was in vogue, warbled by est inference, from a quibble to a prina whole generation of young misses, ciple, from the august minister of jus"all about the L-A-W,” in which that tice, to the low pettifogger, how great venerable profession was made the the distance ; yet all are included withsubject of a warning chant, whose do in a common pale. lorous refrain, doubtless, yet lingers in In every social circle and family many an ear.

Thus early is law asso group, there is an oracle-some individciated with uncertainty and shameless ual whose age, wit, or force of charness; Messrs. Roe and Doe become acter gives an intellectual ascendanthe most dreaded of apocryphal char cy-and there ure always Bunsbys to acters; red-tape the clew of an end- "give an opinion” among the ignorant, less labyrinth ; Justice Shallow, with to which the others spontaneously defer; all his imbecility, a dangerous person. and thus instinctively arises the lawage, and human beings, even a friend, giver, sometimes ruling with the rude transformed by the mysterious perspec- dogmatism of Dr. Johnson, and at ' tive of this anomalous element to a others, through the humorous good “party.” The most popular of modern sense of Sydney Smith, or the endearnovelists have found these associations ing tact of Madame Recamier. These sufficiently universal to yield good ma authorities, in the sphere of opinion and terial in “ dead suitors broken, heart companionship, indicate how natural to and soul, on the wheel of chancery;" human society is a recognized head, and Flite, Gridley, and Rick, are fresh whence emanates that controlling influand permanent scare-crows in the har ence to which we give the name of law. vest-field of the law..

Like every other element of life, this From the Mosaic code, enrolled on loses somewhat of its native beauty, tables of stone, to the convention which when organized and made professional. inaugurated that of the modern con To every vocation there belong masterqueror of Europe, law has been a spirits who have established precedents,

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