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Raphael's Pictures . Remember Me Readings from History
Invocation to the Muse .
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Sketches of Copenhagen
The History of a Soul
The Young Gleaner.
A Scene on the Hudson.
N many places, and in none more than in this bustling city of ours, the first of May is a most eventful annual epoch. Everybody, almost, is removing—moring, according to the technical phraseology—or undergoing the rev
olutionary penance of house-cleaning, or both. We turn our city, about these days, into a kind of Daguerreotype of life on wheels, or rather, perhaps, a grand moving panorama of Bedlam. It is a great epoch, this first of May. It is a season when the ladies have the entire control of one's house, and the men are coolly turned out of doors, to take an airing. On the first of May, we begin the world anew, as it were.
It is in accordance with the general regimen, and possibly from sympathy with it, that the PARLOR MAGAZINE, a Knickerbocker by birth and education, enters upon the month of May as upon a great broad-stair of its existence. With this eventful month, reader, it begins a new volume. No season likes us so well in this respect as the ides of May; for aside from the fact that the New-Yorkers signalize the first of May by all