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After he had sat nearly an hour upon the praises, which we are too modest to repeat. rock, Edmund heard a loud rustling in the Another, who dates from a distant city, informs bushes. He was startled at the sound, but us," that many an humble fireside, from the his fears were quieted, when he heard the Penobscot to the Mississippi, is cheered by the well-known bark of Ponto. The next mo

arrival of our little Magazine." He also sugment, the faithful creature was at his feet. gests, that the “* people of the United States be There was then a sound of voices, and

divided into two classes, namely : those who Edmund heard his name shouted by some work." The latter class, he asserts, would

subscribe, and those who do not subscribe to the one at a distance. Ponto again left him, but constitute the minority. soon returned. Two men rushed through Many inquiries have been made of us, respectthe bushes. One of them was Edmund's ing the health of old Mr. Parley. We are happy father, and the other, John, the servant-man. to present the following letter written by him in

Edmund returned in safety to his home. reply to the note of a little girl, who lives in His mother had suffered the greatest anxiety North Carolina. on his account; and the family had been long

Boston, May 21st, 1833. in search of him. He learned a useful les- My dear little friend, son from his adventure. From that moment, on the 8th of May, has just come into my hands.

The letter you wrote to me he overcame his idle and dilatory habits. Though I have never seen you, and probably

My young readers! begin early to shun never shall see you, it gave me great pleasure, delay, for it is dangerous. Go straight for- for it assures me that even so far off as North ward in every thing that you undertake, and iny little books, and who are willing to take

Carolina, I have young friends who have read never “linger by the road."

good counsel from the lips of a poor old man. Believe me, my little girl, when I tell you, that nothing gives my heart more joy, than to find myself capable of making children listen to my stories.

I was once young like you, and then I had pleasure in the sports of childhood. I loved the spring for its flowers, the summer for its birds and sweet hreeze, the autumn for its fruits, and the winter for its hardy amusements.

But youth has passed away, and after a long and toilsome life, I find myself an old man-worn out, decrepit and useless, but for one thing. I have seen much and suffered much; yet I have learned this, and this I may tell; that life is like a voyage; if you go one way, you will meet with storms, and final shipwreck; if you go another, you will sail on a smooth sea, and at last arrive

safely at a harbor of happiness and peace. This Our young correspondents, we fear, have be. I have learned, and this, though I am old and come impatient at our long silence towards gray and lame, 1 may repeat, to those who will them. They have sent us letters (post paid) hear. People who are grown up, are too wise from all parts of the Union, but, until now, we

or too busy to stop and listen to Peter Parley's have been unable to notice their communica- cent, like you, may stop a moment in tae giddy

tales. But the young, the happy and the innotions. One writes us, expressing his interest chase of pleasure, and learn something from the in the welfare of our publication, and uttering humble experience of one like me

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I will consider you then one of my listeners, In winter, the swallows migrate to tropical and hereafter, when I tell a story, I will remem- climates; and they can fly so rapidly, that a few der, that far a'vry, many hundred miles, I have days is sufficient for them to pass from the arca little friend, who hears what I say and is

In the spring they rewilling to take counsel of me. I will remember tic to the torrid zone. that she wishes to know her duty, and that turn; and each one generally comes back to when she knows it, she will perform it. I will his former haunt. Anacreon, an old Grecian remember, that she is fond of knowledge, and poet, says of the swallow : wishes to be told of the many wonderful things

“ Gentle bird ! we find thee here: that exist in various parts of the world. I will

When Nature wears her summer vest, remember that she knows that happiness is the

Thou com'st to weave thy simple nest; lot of the good, and sorrow the doom of the per.

And when the chilling winter lowers, verse. All these things I will remember-and

Again thou seek'st the genial bowers with such a listener before my imagination, I

of Memphis, or the shores of Nile, hope I may be often able to furnish something

Where sunny hours of verdure smile." to make my little readers more happy and more wise.

Our limits remind us that we must defer I could write you a long letter, and tell you noticing, at present, the remaining letters, which about Boston, but many of the people of North fill our drawer. We thank our friends for their Carolina have been here, and some of your kind wishes, which we hope always to merit. friends will no doubt tell you about it. I was never in North Carolina, and I am too lame to From the numerous notices of our work, which accept of your invitation to pay you a visit. I the newspapers, throughout the Union, bave should be but too happy to go to the Southern contained, we select a few, which may give an States, for I know that the people there are idea of the favor, with which our undertaking most kind and generous to strangers. I know

has been viewed. that many of them live happily, and that there are many wise and many excellent people there; and I should rejoice to witness with my own eyes, the proofs of what I have so often heard,

From the N. Y. American. of the pleasant way in which parents and chil. youth. This Magazine is intended in the same familiar dren, brothers and sisters, live together among way, to attract the attention of those who do not like you. But as I said before, I cannot go; my to read as a task, and to induce them to read for pleasure. destiny is to remain here, like an old tree, till This number before us, which is a specimen number, the wind of heaven shall blow it down, and it affords great promise of usefulness and sound instruc to exist among

tion, by the dissemination in plain language and in ving things.

short narratives, of things meet to be known. We are Peter PARLEY. ich pleased ourselves with this little Magazine, and

hope it may succeed. To SARAH ANN M****

From the Clarksburg (Va.) Enquirer. NORTHAMPTON Co.

PARLEY'S MAGAZINE, the prospectus of which win N. CAROLINA.

be found in another column, is the prettiest and most useful of publications for children. Peter Parley is well known as one of the most agreeable and instructive friends of youth. The specimen number of his Maga

zine is filled with simple and substantial food for the The following letter bears the post-mark of juvenile mind, and adds another to the many claims

of the benevolent Peler to the gratitude both of parents a village in Albany Co. N. Y. In your next magazine, please tell us of the From the People's Press, Wilmington, N. C.

tion of particularly the summer born We rejoice to see the increase of popular works for Swalloro I have asked all our folks, and the children, and we have great confidence in recommend schoolmaster, and they can't any of them tell parents. The trifling sum of a dollar will procure the me where the swallows go in the winter. Your work for a child, and the impatience which he will compliance with this request will please a

manifest for the arrival of the mail by which he is to

receive a number, will be an earnest of his becoming Little Reader. thoroughly acquainted with its contents.

ceas

and childrc).

From the New Orleans Advertiser.

From the Washington (Pa.) Etaminer. We have received a first or specimen number of a

TO LITTLE BOYS AND GIRLS. beautiful little publication, designed for the amusement and instruction of youth, entitled "Parley's Magazine. the blessing of good schools, have heard of Peter Parley

Most of vur little boys and girls who are enjoying It is, what it professes to be, an entertaining work, well calculated to delight youthful readers, a work that will

and his Geography; and we know some of them who “ become with them a favorite,” that's they will regard kind of a man he was. Well now, we think Mr. Par

have wished to see him, that they might learn what not as a thing which they must read as a task, but ley would be very glad to see you, if he was able.which they will love to consult as a companion and But, as he knows that cannot be the old gentleman has friend "-a work indeed, “the reading of which may be permitted to good children as a reward, but the denial

hit upon a plan to make himself better known to you,

and an excellent one it is too, as besides that advantage, of which may be felt as a punishment by those who are

it has another far better, which is, to fill your minds bad."

with useful information, such as will prepare you to From the Nashville (Tenn.) Banner.

become good members of society and good and intelliWe have already stated the nature and design of this gent citizens. We have inserted this paragraph to draw little publication, and we cheerfully contribute our aid your attention to a proposal in another colunin of this to extend its circulation and increase its usefulness. It

week's Examiner, for publishing “ Parley's Magazine is published once in two weeks at the low price of one for Children and Youth.We wish you all to read that dollar a year, payable in advance. It is really a beau- Proposal ; and hope that many of you near every Post tiful thing for children, embellished with numerous

Office in Washington county, may get your parents to spirited and handsome engravings, and abounding in

subscribe for that paper for your use.

The Post-masters articles both i.istructive and interesting. This second would, no doubt, be pleased to act as agents, and send number fully equals the promise of the first, and as the

the names and subscription money to the publishers. patronage of the first is already sufficiently extensive to warrant continued exertions, we have no doubt it will

From the Boston Evening Gazette. improve, rather than declive as it proceeds, and become This is one of the prettiest affairs that this age of ima valuable auxiliary to parents and teachers, in stimulat- proved typography has produced. The cuts in it are ing and gratifying ihe curiosity of the young and ardent. very spirited, and executed with a beauty and finish We cominend it to the patronage of all who have the that one could hardly have expected wood-cutting to guardianship and instruction of children.

reach in the present state of the art in our country

The matter is very excellently adapted to the capacity From the Boston Traveller.

and the wants of children. The style is throughout neat, The little “ Parley” will need no puffing to ensure simple, and perspicuous; the subjects are well selected it success; it is really one of the most taking conceits

ana happily treated. We like the Magazine much betyet developed to aid ihe cause of education, and must

ter for being free from baby-lalk, at the same time that have an immense run. He is said to be a trusty physi- it is perfectly intelligible to children. A specimen cian who will swallow his own prescriptions We number has been issued, and we understand that it is heartily recommend this new offering, and have our

received with a degree of favor and patronage that has selves subscribed for half a dozen copies, to distribute

never been extended to any similar work in this counamong our juvenile friends. It is only a single dollar

try. The subscription price is only one dollar per a year

annum.--Every father of a family should procure it. From the Southern Religious Telegraph published at

From the Baltimore Gazette.
Richmond, Va.

A most excellent publication for children and youth. This Magazine is truly an entertaining work for -We understand that Peter Parley's works are becom. children, and well prepared to please and instruct them, ing almost as celebrated in England as in this country. and thus answer the end for which it is intended. His productions are equally popular with children and

tutors. From the Erie (Pa.) Obsercer. No parent of young children-say from six to twelve years of age-could do them a better service with the

PARLEY'S MAGAZINE. same amount of money than to subscribe immediately

Price one dollar a year, in advance. Six cents single, for this work.

50 cents a dozen. Each number being stereotyped, the

back numbers can be supplied in any quantities. AN From the Troy (N. Y.) Press.

orders post paid, promptly attended to. The execution of the work, as respects typography

* The postage on this Magazine is three quarters of and arrangement, is admirable and attractive. The

a cent for 100 miles, and one cent and a quarter only, wood-cuts are of uncommon excellence, and are lwenty

the greatest distance. two in number, and the pages are sixteen--at the low

Published every other Saturday, by price of $100 per annum. Here is that specific kind LILLY, WAIT, & CO. 121 Washington Street, Boston. of literature for youth, combining information with

COLMAN, HOLDEN, & Co, Portland. amusement, which is adapted to counteract the taste for

William, & JOSEPH NEAL, Baltimore. silly tales, awaken a laudable curiosity, and gratify an

Adam WÁLDIE, Philadelphia. intelligent youth in a manner and to an extent which

MAHLON DAY, New York. mere fiction never can.-There is not an article in the

COLLINS & HANNAY, New York. present number whicb any unsophisticated mind would

MARSHALL & Brown, Providence. not read with eager avidity and certain advantage. Sold by all the principal booksellers in the U. States

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CONTENTS OF PARLEY'S MAGAZINE, PART FIRST.

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To the Public
To the Publishers
Boy's Marbles
The Bee Hive
To a Robin
Captain Morrell
Red Snow.
Fire Worshippers
Winter Evening
Olive Tree
Terrified Sailors
Bald Eagle -
Electrical Eel
Faithful Dog
Drunkenness
Scottish Thistle -
Good Book-Keepers
The Ass
Lines on a sick child
Volcanoes
A way to catch fish
The Heedless Girl
Statistics
Fact
Blue Bird
Captain Morrell
To a Fly
The Nautilus
Bread Fruit
The Telegraph
To a Singing Bird
Caspar Hauser
Crocodile and Alligator
Bishop Heber
Aurora Borealis
Little Woodcutter
Bailor Boy
Good for Evil
How to be Happy
The Three Homes
Insect Sagacity
Commodore Tucker
Bilent Companion
Ghost Stories

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Page

3 Fishing asleep

44 Expedition against Charleston

5 Water-spouts

45 Mary Dow -

78

6 A mother teaching her child to pray 45 Maxims and Morals

78

7 Italian Robber

46 Singular Incident

79

9 Fair Play

46 Application

9 Animal Kindness

47 Cards -

79

10 The Fox

47 Paper from Wood

79

11 Mistaken Cunning

48 Unpleasant Situation

80

12 Foolish Experiment

48 Dupes -

80

12 Morning Thoughts

48 Wonders of Nature

80

13 May Morning

49 Gazette

80

14 First Day of May

50 Englishman

15 Wind in a Frolic

51 Animal Life

15 John Random's letter

52

Harbor of Bombay

81

15 Lost Child and the Gypsies 53 Lines by a little Girl

16 The Cottage Door

54 Birth of Christ

82

16 Things to Remember

55 The Shepherds

Sudden Fright

55 The Citron and Lemon

16 Owen Glendower's Oak

56 The Lime

17

Facing an Enemy

58 Nancy Ray

19 Shooting Swallows

59 Lucy Dash -

20 Real Heroism

60 May Day

21

Honey Bird and Woodpecker 61 Sagacity in an Elephant

21 A Managerie

62 Fair for the Blind

Useful Remarks

62

Question and Reply

23

Corn Crake

63 I'd be a Butterfly

25 Fire in the Woods

63 Candidates

91

26

Carrying Fire

63 Crossing the Tigris

26 Escape from a Bear

63 The Goat

27 Child jumped over by a horse 64

Wild Pigeons

94

Evening Thoughts

64 Changes of the Universe

29 Chinese Tailor

64 Wise Sayings

95

Persian Gardens

65

Vain Regret

32 John the Baptist

66

United Family

96

33 King and the Page

68 The Beaver

97

34

Art of Writing

68 Schoolboy's Letter

99

37 Civility

69 The Wise Men

100

The Humming Bird

70 The Tamarind

39 George's Feast

71 The Plough-Boy

Rainy Day -

- 72 Confession of Faults

. 103

40 American Bison

73 The Kite

. 105

41 Evening Prayer-

75 American Presidents

- 106

43

The Orange

Edmund and his Dog

- 107

44 The Shaddock

76 Letter from Peter Parley

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