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CONTENTS OF NO. X.
COXTENT FOR OCTOBER
The Diary of Anne Rodway On 'Change in Paris. BILLY BOWLINE-A Charade. By W. D.
-In two chapters.
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.
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
Beating against the Bars.
The Angel of Love.
The Stattering of Seed. Mother Shipton.
Chip-Pen and Ink Pies,
Schobry the Bandit.
At Bruges and Ostend. The Black Mirror.
Ego et Balbus.
The Orsons of East Africa, THE CHILD'S DREAM.
The last days af & German Chip-Signals and Engine TOWN AND COUNTRY.
Eoglish Coast Folk.
My Journal. THE MILKWEED.
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.
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ORIENTAL ACQUAINTANCE; in a series of Letters from Asia Minor.
By J. W. DE FORREST.
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,
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TRAVELS THROUGH TEXAS. By FREDERICK LAW OLMSTED.
A Continuation of his Seaboard Slave States.”
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E. W. FARNHAM.
JUNIUS-LORD CHATHAM, a Biographical Statement. Showing that
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BRITTANY AND LA VENDEE, Tales and Sketches, with a Notice of
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GREECE AND THE GREEKS OF THE PRESENT DAY.
EDMUND ABOUT, Author of “ Tolla.” (Translated by Authority.)
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CONTENTS OF NO. XLVII.
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
Slavery in the United States--Prof. Draper's Homan Physiology.
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
Lamartine's Course of Literature- A Canal Across the Isthmus of Papama-Kansas and Geu.
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-
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,