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Empty Church, (The
Editor's TABLE: Leaves from our p
Comfort and Green Mountain Contribu-
tor, 82; Reminiscences of Childhood, a
Graphic Sketch, 87; Extracts from a
Manuscript Volume of Poems, 202; A
Day's Angling among the Mountains,
804; A Necessary Word to New Corre.
spondents, 310: Seeing through a Glass
kly. 417; Rail-way Smoking Cars, a
Public Want,419: Phoenixiana; or, Bur-
lesques and Sketches; John Phoenix, 518;
Tennyson's Maud, and Other Poems;
525; The Triumph of Big Words and
Virtue, 526; A Giance a Hundred Years
Ahead, 633; Interesting and Peppery
Conrespondence, 635; Patience: a Short
* Dog's Tale, 637; The Murderers of
Richard Downie, 689; Presentation of
Plate to Mr. James Grant, 641.

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Home and its Music. By JAMEs. Morris,...506
Home, .568
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Kissing Betty Scudder: A Long-Island
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LINEs. By A New Cox'rminuton,...... ... 36
Woman's Glory, .......... ---
Death of the Czar, ....... ----------
On my Thirty-ninth Birth-Day. By
Jolix G. SaxE, ................ ... 1
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Letters to Ella. Number One,. ... 189
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novel, by Charles Reade, 193; The Dia-
mond Cross and Other Tales, by Clara
Morton, 194, Cozzens' Wine-Press, first
volume, 196; Country Margins and
Rambles of a Journalist, 199: My Con-
fession: The Story of a Woman's Life, and
Other Tales, 201: Poems, by Erastus
W. Ellsworth, 289: Christie Johnstone:
a Novel, by Chas. Reade, 295: A Visit to
the Camp before Sevastopol,298; Smith's
Speller and Definer's Manual, 300; Lays
from the Glen: Musings of Leisure
Hours, 301: Ariel, and Other Poems, by
W. W. Fosdick. 303: Griswold's Poets
and Poetry of America, Sixteenth Edi-
tion, 897; Heine's Pictures of Travel, by
Charles G. Leland, 405; The Iroquois,
by Minnie Myrtle, 408; Memoirs of
James Gordon Bennett, 410; The Six
Days of Creation, by W. G. Rhind, 411;
A. wo of Rev. Sidney Smith, 412;
Howitt's Land, Labor, and Gold. 418;
The Annals of San-Francisco, by Frank
Soulé, etc., 414: The Newcomes, Ho
M. Thackeray, 415; The Poetry and Mys-
tery of Dreams, by Charles G. Leland,
510; North American Review, for the
October Quarter, 512: Oration and Poem
before the Delta Phi Convention, 515;
A Basket of Chips, by John Brougham,
517: A Voice to America: or, The Mo-
del Republic, 517; The Red Eagle: a
Poem of the South, o A. B. Meek, 621;
The Old Homestead, by Mrs. Ann S. Ste-
vens, 626; Scenes in the Practice of a
New-York Surgeon, by Edward H. Dix-
on, M.D., 627; The Progress of Religious
Ideas, through Successive Ages, by L.
Maria Child, 628; The Song of Hia-

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The Two Sisters; or, Love and Pride, ...65, 122

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The Glory on the Grave. By Mrs. Julia
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My Campaign Reminiscences, ......... Tale of my Grand-father.......... ........ 161
Memories. By Suanry Kerne,. 8|The Lover's Leap: a Seneca Legend,.......222
My Friend's Wife. ................ ------- Tip-Top Ballads. In the Modern Style. By
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The Complete Susquehannah Angler. Fish-
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The Old Fort. "By Isaac McLELLAN,......895
New Publications, Art Notices, etc.,....439, 550 The Change of 3. Seasons. By MINNIE
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Our Young Ladies. By AN AMERICAN The Indian Summer,"............
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Our Little Man Ketch. By Rev. F. W. The Fairies' Frolic,................
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Plessor Memories of the old World. , Hyss, the Blind boy's Love... soon .620
JAMrs W. WALL........... .......111, 262
Paul le Burg’s Magic 157 U

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Portrait, (The) By L. A. RANDALL,......241

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Vol. ILTI. JULY, 1355. No. 1.


In the fine old gubernatorial mansion that gave dignity and beauty to a street which, but for its presence, would have been beyond the verge of the fashionable world, lived the Ishan family.

The ancient house had been in the possession of the first governor of the State, a man of mind and will, who dignified his station quite as much as it honored him; a man of intellectual cultivation, pure purpose, and sterling courage, whom the office had sought and compelled and entreated to occupancy, on account of his unrivalled qualifications for filling it to its utmost capacity.

Some time after his death — he died in office — the governor's house was offered for sale; his widow choosing to remove into more retirement than could readily be commanded in the place where such royal hospitalities as marked her husband's time had been dispensed, and Mr. Isham, a man of great fortune, became the purchaser. His grand-son was now in possession of this mansion, and was the father of half-adozen children. His eldest daughters, Lucretia and Ada, were already in society. George, the oldest son, had finished his collegiate course, and gone abroad. Everett was still under governors and tutors, and there were two young daughters yet in the nursery.

The family presented the appearance usually presented where children have been carefully trained for a high station, which is their birth-right. They came of a tranquil race, and an even prospect was before them; no mountain-climbing, no depth-descending for them; no turbulences arising from unmanageable propensities, either for good or evil, might be traced to their door.

George Isham was an unexceptionable youth, whose person, prospects, and attainments gave him unmitigated satisfaction. His character had no marked traits to distinguish him. He had no exuberant animal life, and his taste led him to shun convivial sports and company. He was faultlessly correct in conduct. His temper was as smooth as his long black hair; his character as reproachless as his dress; he would have endured a suspicion of the one with as much equanimity as of the other, and for an equally elevated reason. He went abroad unpossessed of the spirit of enterprise, and would return, if ever he returned,


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