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ENTERED ACCORDING TO ACT OF CONGRESS, IN TIB YEAR 1853, BY
SOUTHERN DI@TRIOT OF NEW-YORK.
JOHN A. GRAY,
PRINTER, 97 Clif, cor. Frankfort St., New-York.
IN DE X.
Greek Song of Triumph. By Mrs. M. E.
Cradle Bed, the. By Eliza GRILLEX...... 47
Harpings upon Hades. By C. A. ALEXANDER. 465
In Memoriam. By J. A. Cow LES..........489
John Biggs. By the Author of THE ATTOR-
Joy of the Harp. By Rev. JAMES GILBORNE
Eastern Falklan, an.....
......516 - on Wantastiket Mountain...
EDITOR'S TABLE-Letters from Up the
Sympathy Illustrated..... ........282
The Red Man. By A. C. IIILLS.....347
Autumn. By LAWRENCE LABREE....463
-496 Our Old Church; A Sketch from an Actuality 353
Lays of Quakerdom: Execution of Mary Planet, the. Found in the Port-Folio of a
Writings, by Louis L. Noble, 72; Pris- Photographs : a few from the Fr. nch. 137
mer Stories of the South, by T Addi-on Stanzas: Hereafter. An Extract.
By CHARLES LELAND PORTER.... 30
Tanglewood Tales for Girls and Boys,
Come Away. By Mis M. E. Wood.401
Song of the Pioneer's Son. By JOHN YB0-
of Western Life. Number Four...221
Soldier's Tale of Love, a. By Rev. JAMES
Venice, the City of the Sea, by Edmund
Tree of an Hundred Years. By LAWRENCE
Musings: a Reminiscence.
The Story of the Pearh..
Moults from the Wing of a White Black-bird. 456
Spain is one agglomeration of mountains, which rise in every direction from the sea-coast toward the interior; and it is owing to this logical construction that it presents so great a variety of climates.
In the provinces of Andalusia, Murcia, and Valencia, which border on the Mediterranean, the winters are mild and genial, and the summers long and hot. In the northern provinces, which skirt the Pyrenees, the winters are cold and rainy, the springs and autumns damp and disagreeable, and the summers temperate. The provinces situated upon the great central plateau are subject to great vicissitudes of temperature, the weather being very variable in winter, and scorching hot in summer.
This variety of climate is characterized by a corresponding variety of vegetable productions. In the northern regions we find the apple, the chestnut, and the cerealea; while in the southern we have the date, the olive, the orange, and the vine.
I left Madrid for Toledo, which is about twelve leagues distant, and still continued to traverse those desert-like plains which characterize the Castiles.
It would be some little consolation to the traveller, if he could doze away the weary hours whilst passing through this uninteresting region, but the jolting of the diligence over a shocking road, and the cloud of dust in which he is enveloped, render this impossible. After a long and weary day's ride, I beheld in the distance imperial Toledo, rising from its lofty rocky foundation, with its Moorish Alcazar on one side, and its stupendous cathedral on the other, towering majestically above the town. The river Tagus surrounds the city except on one side, and this approach is protected by Moorish fortifications, now crumbling to ruin. After passing these fortifications, we ascended a very steep, winding road, and entered the city through a magnificent granite gateway.
The origin of Toledo is lost in the night of time. It was taken by the Romans 193 B. C., who were expelled by the Goths toward the end VOL. XLII.