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A Tale of a Snag,

121
A September Trip to Catskill,

246
Autumnal Storms,

349
A Doctor's Ana,

362 and 424
A Sketch of Old Connecticut,

457
Antique Epistle concerning Beverage,

539
B.
Bank Evils, and the Remedy,

379
Bankrupt Law,

505
C.
Copyright Law--No. 3,

374
Critical Notices.- A History of New-York,

85
Animal Magnetism,

397
Crichton,

79
Characteristics of Women,
Dissertation on the subject of a Congress of Nations, 94
Discourses on the Evidences of the American Indians be-

ing the Descendants of the lost tribes of Israel, . 94
Discourse on the Character of the late Chester Averill, 587
Erato-No. 3, .

193
Ernest Maltravers,

584
Fielding, or Society, Atticus, or the Retired Statesman-
and St. Lawrence,

488
Gleanings in Europe,

391
History of the English Language and Literature, 577
Letters of Lucius M. Piso,

302
Live and Let Live,

395
Letters descriptive of the Virginia Springs

399
Motherwell's Poems,

177
Memoirs, Correspondence, and Manuscripts of General
Lafayetie,

29-1
Mr. Barnard's Discourse before the New-York Alpha of
the Society Phi Beta Kappa,

396
Poems; by William Thompson Bacon,

387
Poems, written during the progress of the Abolition Ques-

tion in the United States, between the years 1830
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66

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Critical Notices.-Pocahontas,

489
Reviewers Reviewed,

591
Society in America,

88 and 190
Stories from Real Life,

307
Thomas Jefferson,

95
The Rocky Mountains; or Scenes, Incidents, and Adven-
tures in the Far West,

186
Transactions of the American Lyceum,

196
The Young Ladies' Friend,

300
The Harcourts,

305
The Scourge of the Ocean,

387
The Literary Souvenir for 1838,

399
The Americans, in their Moral, Social, and Political Re-
lations,

482
The Token, and Atlantic Souvenir for 1838,

486
The Hawk-Chief,

586
The Baltimore Book,

591
Venitia,

393
D.
Don Juan of Braganza,

273
Destinies of Poetry,

452

E.
Excerpts from a College Valedictory Poem,

132
Electro-Magnetism, :

409
F.
Fragments from the Journal of a Solitary Man,

45
L.
Leaves from a Lady's Journal,

25 and 233

M.
Music,

134
My First Love,

450
Martha Gardner,

565
Monthly Commentary, 97–104, 201-208, 308-312, 400-408, 491–504, 593-600

N.
Notorious Characters, and Characters of Note,

1
O.
Old Houses,

336
P.
Poetry.--Extracts from a Poem “On the Meditation of Nature,"

12
Song--"I never knew how sweet a light,"

24
Stanzas—"Next Melancholy, veil'd in cloak and weeds,”

65
The Hebrew Muse,

75
The Loves of the Colors,

115
Design for a Picture Gallery,

161
Letter from Miss E. D., Boston, to Miss J. B., New-York, 173
Spirit of the West,

175
Boat Song on Lake Owasco,

220
A Stranger on the Banks of the Hudson,

242

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