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DEAR READER!
Herewith we present to you the first volume of the New Series. If

you

will examine the Table of Contents, which is prefixed to the Index, we hope you will think it superior to any other quarterly in the world. Each volume is our quarterly number.

The Eight Hundred and Twenty-four pages which are before you contain as much matter as sixteen hundred and fifty pages of the Edinburgh or Quarterly Reviews. Each of our pages contains as much as two pages of the other works.

There is no question of the abundant quantity of reading contained in "The Living Age," and as to its quality, it is “made up of every creature's best.”

The General Index to the First Series is considerably advanced, but we cannot yet promise when it shall be completed. The gentleman engaged in the matter finds it an ever-growing labor; for as he goes on he is continually obliged to enlarge his plan. We think that all who have a complete set bound, will testify to the continued and growing interest of the back volumes.

From the great field which is before us we shall continue to present to you, once a week, an abundant supply of matter, matter for memory and thought, — refreshed and quickened by as much spirit and life as we can gather.

Excuse us if we copy here (“ business is business”) a notice of the Second Series, from the New York Times, written by the editor, Mr. Raymond, who is now in Europe, making extensive arrangements for the greater perfection of that full and vigorous paper, which we have from the beginning taken great delight in.

“ The veteran LITTELL!

Age cannot wither, nor custom stale
llis infinite variety.'

After founding and editing any number of periodicals, all of which have enjoyed their heyday of fame and success, we have him once more remodeling and renewing the Living Age for a fresh campaign, and still higher claims upon popular favor. The size, for one thing, has been changed from a large to a medium octavo ; a decided amendment. The number of pages has been increased to sixty-four ; which, it is needless to say, will always be filled with the choicest selections, so long as Mr. LITTELL prepares copy. Prose and verse ; fact and fiction ; opinion and speculation ; the best things in all those periodicals whose portraits decorate the cover ; the noteworthy leaders of the foreign and domestic news press ; and, indeed, a fair résumé of the literature and creed of the time, will crowd each weekly number. With a programme so extended, and the undoubted good faith wherewith all its engagements are made, there can be no question about the value and popularity of the magazine. It cannot have more of the latter commodity than it merits.”

We copy the above just as it appeared, — although there are some phrases which speak of us as rather elderly, — trusting that none of our regular readers will suspect us of growing “ too old and wise.” It is cheering to find that our labors receive the commendation of good judges.

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EXAMINER
Silken Chemistry,

536
The Refugee Question,
343 Chloroform,

556
Austria and Turkey,
. 375 Gabriel's Marriage,

. 557
Self-Crimination,
. 486 Six Years among Cannibals,

615
Memoirs of Thomas Moore,
. 507 Home for Homeless Women,

625
Abd-el-Kader on Horseback,

.643
ECONOMIST.

Kingdom of Reconciled Impossibilities, 755
Asylum of the World, .

341

Hogg's INSTRUCTOR.
Ottoman Empire, .

376
Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin,

735
Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, .

147
CRITIC.

ELIZA COOK'S JOURNAL.
Havernick's Old Testament,
443 Apsley House,

. 107
Hengstenberg on the Lord's Day,

443
Bozzies, •

. 165
Connelly's Coming Struggle with Rome, 443 Sculptor's Career,

538, 620
Alexander Smith's Poems,

632

TAE TIMES.
CHAMBERS' JOURNAL.

Thomas Moore, by Lord John Russell, 3
Sleepers Awakened,

57
Second American Arctic Expedition,

35
Night in Cunnemara,
91 English Dulness and Stubbornness,

36
Edgar A. Poe,

. 157 Betting on Public Affairs, .
Old-Fashioned Swedish Wedding,
. 168 Stowe Demonstration,

821
And Then?.

222
A Word on Bristles, .

N. Y. OBSERVER.

269
Revival of Oil Anointing,

401 Miss McIntosh's Letter to the Ladies of Eng-
Lodgings that would not suit,
. 419 land,

. 502
Bar-Maid's View of Mankind,

428
Liberian Blacksmith,

445

JOURNAL OF COMMERCE.
Talked of in London, .
482 Mr. Darley's Wyoming,

253
Statistics of American Slavery,
. 489 Inconsistency of Error,

599
Female of the Human Species,
. 534 Spirit Rappings,

663
The Giving Bee, .

640
Lamartine on the Restoration,

. 673

NEW YORK TIMES.
Poetry of Walter Savage Landor,
679 Field-Book of the Revolution,

27
The Lost Messmate,
683 | American and French Manners,

34
Coal Mine Explosions,
758 Another gone to the Spirits,

623
Scottish Drunkenness,

824

TRIBUNE.
DICKENS' HOUSEHOLD WORDS.
Pulszky's American Society,

97
Seventy-Eight Years Ago,
178, 549 | Uncle Tom in France,

256
Walk through a Mountain,

188
Received, a Blank Child,

N. Y. EVENING Post.
Perfidious Patmos,

344 American Writers for English Reviews, . . 105

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Antiquities, .... 2, 37, 64, 318, 340, 402 | Bozzies,
American Writers for English Reviews, 105, 489 Betting on Public Affairs,
Apsley House,

107 Bristles, a Word on,
Akenside, Mark,

127 Bible Society,
Algeria, War in,

237 Bar-Maid's View of Mankind,
Asylum of the World,

341 Bonaparte Family at Florence,
Animal Grafting,

349 Buch, M. de, .
Austria and Turkey,

375 Byron, Lord, Autobiography,
Abd-el-Kader on Horseback,

643 Brown's Mont Blanc,
Arnaud, Henry, and the Waldenses,

771
America, Europe, Popery,

Cruikshank's Works, George,
788

Chinese Slaves,
Ancestors, Domestic Habits of our,

820

Child, A Blank,
Books, New, 1, 64, 105, 129, 130, 340, 443, 444, Calculations by Mrs. Trollope,

481, 537, 555, 576, 624, 631, 768, 824 Customs, Savage,
Boat, how to Handle,

29 Clubs and Clubbists,
Butterfly Tamed,

88 Constitutional League,
Boswell, James,

127 Chickens Sold to the Legislature,
Bulwer, Sir E. L.,

147 | Connelly on Rome,

165
192
269
320
428
469
. 488
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. 665

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. 167
. 314
349
353
354
374
. 400
444

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