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“We take up for review this week a journal concerning Everywhere;
' which very much has been said already by every press in Sleeping in the hillside lair,
this country-Sartain's Union Magazine. It is no part of Or at play;
our plan to praise an inferior work, nor will we prostitute Now the image of a cloud
this press and degrade ourselves by receiving any of the Scudding, when the gust is loud,
* Please Notice ephemerals which are springing hourly And the brawny oak is bowed,
from the prolific Northern press. Thank fortune, we live In its way.
at a day when there is good enough, without flattering
the BAD, and those who choose to publish long prospectuses Here, there,
and make monthly notices for the sake of an 'exchange, Everywhere;
can do so if their conscience is elastic enough; for our part O'er my spirit,--in the air,
we will grace our table editorial with the best journals of On the wall:
the day, if we have to pay full price for them; and such Muse as lightly as I may,
shall be the works which we recommend to the public. In the night or in the day;
Such is the Magazine selected for this occasion, and we When I watch and when I pray,
trust to be able to show cause' why everybody should Shadows fall.
subscribe for it.
“There were two Magazines, which up to the year 1849, These stanzas are a pretty fair specimen of the book. I had led the way in this kind of Pariolinal Litar
I had led the way in this kind of Periodical Literature for If not of a very high order of poetry, they are at least twenty years. We refer to Godey's Lady's Book and something more than mere “caprices." The author is Graham's Gentleman's and Lady's Magazine. Being evidently a scholar, with a good command of language. published at Philadelphia, the head quarters of fashion. soine cultivation of ear, some--not much-acquaintance able authors, cheap publishers, and handy engravers, with the art of poetry, and we presume, some ideas, though they were made to embrace a large amount of artistical he is rather sparing of them in the present volume. embellishment united to polished literature, and all at
very reasonable prices. So deservedly popular had these OUR PREMIUMS.
old favourites become, that all attempt at competition
was rendered useless, and only involved heavy loss on the We call attention to our Premiums. Agents and others
part of the projectors, getting up clubs are invited to compare these splendid “We remarked that the contents of these Magazines were productions with those offered by other Magazines. We
supplied by fashionable authors. These being paid libeCHALLENGE A COMPARISOX. There is not a premium offered
rally, catered faithfully for the public taste through the by us that is not engraved in the highest style of art,
long interval above mentioned. But in later years a and that will not be an ornament to the drawing-room.
change has come over the appetite of the mass. The old They are not the coarse, cheap prints so often palmed off
romance style has been so hackneyed, so water-worn and upon the unwary, but splendid works of art, intended to
threadbare, that those who loved it with most intensity be framed and preserved. Any one of them is by itself
have become cloyed, and call for a change. Something worth the price paid for the Magazine and premium com
more serious, and more practical, and more naturalbined.
something that not only might happen, but might with SECOND-HAND PLATES. - PREMIUM
some probability happen, is what the present taste demands, EXTRAORDINAR Y.
and as the older Magazines had their character established
in another line, a new one was needed to fill this vacancy. The modesty of some people is wonderful. Artists es.
This new one is Sarrain's UNION MAGAZINE. With em. pecially have of late become unusually fond of "hiding
bellishments as good as the best, (for Sartain himself is their light under a bushel"-of sending forth their pro
the best engraver in the United States,) with Music, and ductions to the world either anonymously, or under some
Fashion plates, and Love Tales, and Poetry, and Romance nom de burin quite as satisfactory to the public as the
in abundance, there is yet an undercurrent of something “Lilies” and “ Lucys” of the milliner literature. The
more serious and more natural. Such is Sartain's Magaplates "engraved expressly for-some of our friends, do zine, as you will find, if you will examine for yourself.” look so marvellously like those hawked about the country for the last ten years in the “ American Scenery,” and in
OUR FASHION S. the old London annuals, that we fear the public will misconceive the matter-especially where the artist is so very
One feature in our Fashion articles commands universal modest as entirely to suppress his name, or to insert some
commendation. The descriptions, being in immediate name entirely unknown to trade-lists or art-unions. Such juxtaposition with the engravings, are comprehended at merit and modesty united should not go unrewarded.
once. Another feature equally acceptable is, that instead We offer our choicest premium to any one who will give
of one single plate with two or three figures, we are en. us the whereabouts of some of these gentlemen. Really,
abled by our new mode to give three or four times the though somewhat conversant with art, we have never
number. In this present month we give no less than seen such wonderful fac-similes !
twelve distinct figures, presenting of course as many dif
ferent varieties of costume. By the old method, to have QUALITY AS WELL AS QUANTITY.
given the same number of costumes would have re o We give not only the best literary matter, and the quired at least six issues of the Magazine. Besides they most splendid embellishments, but the finest and best would have lost all their freshness. We give them paper. Examine the quality of the paper used in this monthly, up to the latest arrival of the steamer. Magazine, and compare it with the thin, watery stuff used by others. Our paper is manufactured from the best
CONSISTENCY. materials, and costs at least twenty-five per cent. more per ream than that used by any other three-dollar Maga
It is but meet that those who publish “second-hand zine.
plates” should also fill their pages with second-hand
articles, reprinted from standard authors. Besides, it is ONE OUT OF MANY.
such a cheap mode of getting distinguished names into Though not in the habit of quoting notices in our own one's table of contents. And, furthermore, it is such a commendation, the following is so explicit on one point, delightful operation to the purchaser, first to buy an that we take the liberty of transferring it to our columns. author's works as they are published, secondly, to buy It is from the Star of Temperance, published at Jackson, them over again in the form of a volume of Elegant i the capital of Mississippi, and edited by a clergyman well | tracts, and, finally, to buy them a third time, reprinted in known through the Southern States.
the "treasured” pages of a Magazine. And still another
pleasant recollection to the subscriber is, that for all these own pens every month, bave secured contributions from "extra pages" he has “extra postage” to pay, the one the best Authors in Europe and America. extra keeping pace with the other in most delightful These contributions, including some of the most brilliant " consistency."
Magazine articles anywhere to be found, are entirely
original, being written expressly for our Magazine, and THE “GRATIS" MAGAZINES.
not selected from other publications. The secret of the feeble style of literature in certain Among the many distinguished names in our list of con. Magazines is this. The publishers, not having the nerve
| tributors, may be mentioned the following, many of whom to pay the price necessary to secure articles of sterling
write for no other periodical. Frederika Bremer, of Swe merit, and from authors well known, fill their pages with den; William Howitt, of England; Mary Howitt, do.; R. the effusions of half-fledged witlings with fancy names H. Horne, do., author of "A New Spirit of the Age,"
-the Julianos and Florellas of Feebledom--who will fur "Orion,” &c.; Silverpen, the popular contributor to “ Eliza nish any amount of manuscript "gratis," or at the most Cook's Journal;" the author of “Mary Barton;" Henry for-“ a copy of the Magazine."
W. Longfellow, Rev. George W. Bethune, D.D. N. P. TO CLUBS.
Willis, Miss C. M. Sedgwick, George H. Boker, John Neal,
J. Russell Lowell, Francis J. Grund, Joseph R. Chandler, The extremely low prico at which the Magazine is fur- |
Rev. W. H. Furness, D.D., Mrs. L. H. Sigourney, Prof. nished to Clubs compels us to erase from our books all
Alden, Rev. J. P. Durbin, D.D., Mrs. E. Oakes Smith, Rev. club subscribers who have not paid beyond December,
John Todd, D.D., Mrs. Frances S. Osgood, Rev. Albert 1849. We trust, however, that this may not be to any
Barnes, Mrs. L. M. Child, Prof. Rhoads, Miss. Anne C. great extent necessary. We hope our friends will promptly
Lynch, Park Benjamin, Mrs.C.M. Butler, Henry T. Tuckerenrol their names anew for 1850, and that they will make
man, Miss Eliza L. Sproat, Henry William Herbert, Mrs. another generous effort to increase the subscription list of
Joseph C. Neal, Mrs. E. F. Ellett, Edgar A. Poe, Prof. Mof. Sartain's Magazine at their respective post-offices. A very
fat, Mrs. E. C. Kinney, Rev. Robert Davidson, D.D., slight effort on the part of each reader-perhaps merely
"Edith May," Augustine J. Duganne, Caroline May, Richthe showing of this number to half a dozen of your nearest
ard Willis, Alfred B. Street, Charles J. Peterson, George friends-might double our subscription list in a single
8. Burleigh, C. H. Wiley, Charles G. Leland, Rev. Thomas week. Do we ask any very great favour? Are not you,
Brainerd, Rev. H. Hastings Weld, Miss E. Bogart, Miss E. as well as we, interested in promoting a sound and health
A. Starr, John H. Hopkins, T. S. Arthur, G. G. Foster, Mrs. ful literature? Is there any one of the thousands of
Mary S. Whitaker, R. H. Stoddard, Eugene Liés, Richard readers of Sartain that would not feel a gratifying pride
Grant White, Mrs. Ann S. Stephens, Miss Harriet Farley, in seeing a Magazine, which has dared to take such a bold
Rev. 8. I. Prime, D.D., Wm. D. Lewis, Mrs. E. H. Swift, and honourable position in literature, meeting with a
Mrs. Emma C. Embury, Phebe and Alice Carey, Francis De success commensurate with its character? Would you
H. Janvier, Mrs. Mary Hughs, Miss Maria J. B. Browne, not like to see a triumphant practical contradiction to
Mrs. Sarah T. Bolton, Mrs. F. M. Brotherson, Miss Anne that theory of American mind which presumes that a Maga
T. Wilbur, Mrs. J. L. Gray, Rev. George B. Cheever, D.D. zine, to be popular in this country, and especially to be popular among ladies, must necessarily be feeble and LIBERAL OFFER.-Having made an arrangement with the flashy? What greater satire could be uttered upon Ame- publishers for copies of the celebrated mezzotinto pieture, rican women than the kind of literature which some « The Deathbed of John Wesley,” we make the following people seem to think is all that can interest them? Look offer :--One copy of the Magazine one year, and the Wesley over the pages of the Magazine now in your hands-see
Print, S3, or twenty copies of the Wesley Print and nine the gems of art that adorn it—the pearls of knowledge
copies of Sartain's Union Magazine, for thirty dollars. and of genius that lie scattered broadcast throughout its Remember, the impressions are not from a worn-out pages-look at our list of active contributors, such as no English plate, but from a new plate engraved in the American Magazine could ever boast--our rich and varied highest style of the art. Those sending their money early table of contents, with something suited to every taste, be
will get proof impressions. it for religion, morals, manners, sentiment, poetry, or the The post town sending the largest number of mail subfine arts--and say whether, to sustain such a Magazine,
scribers for the year 1850, prior to the 1st of April next, and to give it an increased efficacy for whatever is high
together with the advance payment, will be entitled, gratis, and inspiring, you will not at least renew your own subo to the same number of Sartain's Magazine, for the year scriptions and say to your neighbour-“Go and do like 1851. For the second largest list each subscriber will be wise ?”
entitled to one of our premium plates. Remember, these AU Postmasters are authorized to act as Agents, and plates are of a large size, and suitable for a parlour ornamoney remitted through them will be at our risk.
ment. TO SUBSCRIBERS NOT BELONGING TO CLUBS. OFFER EXTRAORDINARY.-Any new subscriber, sending us A discontinuance not having been ordered, we send you Five Dollars prior to the 1st of February, 1850, shall reof course the January number. Should you however
ceive in return full sets of Sartain's Magazine for 1849 and wish a discontinuance, please to order the same at once,
1850, and two volumes of Campbell's Foreign Monthly remitting twenty-five cents for the number now sent. To
Magazine, and the Washington or Taylor Print, thus setake two or three of the early numbers from the office,
curing upwards of 3000 pages of literary matter, and upand then, when the bill is sent, to refuse the Magazine
wards of 400 engravings for $5. for the remainder of the year, is, as you will readily see, GREAT INDUCEMENTS TO SUBSCRIBE FOR 1850.- Single copies most ruinous to the publishers. In such a business, both 25 cents. One copy $3 per annum, and a premium or parties have to rely upon honour, more than upon law. either a portrait of the late Ex-Presidents James K. Polk, We promise on our part fairly and honourably to fulfil | William Henry Harrison, Group of the Washington Family, all pledges, and only ask good faith on the part of our | General Taylor, Benjamin West, or Henry Clay. Either friends.
of these Engravings is worth alone $3. r Remember, those only who remit the yearly sub | TWO COPIES $5 per annum, and either of the above prescription strictly in advance, are entitled to the receipt of
miums to each subscriber. our Premiums.
FIVE COPIES $10 per annum, and an extra Magazine and ARRANGEMENTS FOR 1850.
one of the premiums to the agent or person getting up The Literary Department of this Magazine will remain the Club. under the control of its present able Editors, PROF. ELEVEN COPIES $20 per annum, and an extra Magazine JOHN S. HART, of Philadelphia, and MRS. CAROLINE M. and any two of the above premium plates to the agent or KIRKLAND, of New York, who, besides articles from their person getting up the club.--Terms invariably in advance.