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PUBLISHED BY JOHN BISCO, 121 FULTON-STREET.

1841.

P2571

Eutered according to the Act of Congress, in the year eighteen hundred and forty-one,

BY JOEN BISCO,

In the Clerk's office of the District Court of the Southern District of New York,

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C.

Chemical Oil Lamps, .
Collections of the New Historical Society,
Crossing Lake Superior by Star-light, .
Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, .

D.

Life's a Moment, Death Another,

52
Lines to a Greek Girl. By G. LÍILL, Esq., 64

Literary Notices, . 70, 158, 253, 349, 451, 544
99 Literary Record, 89, 178, 272, 369, 465, 569
161 La Deesse. BY'J. M. FIELD, Esq., .

160
318 Le Lis Blanc,

172
352 Lessons of Nature,

246
Letters from Abroad to Kindred at Home, . 258
Life in Hayti. By an AMERICAN,

300
Lines on Revisiting a favorite Lake. By
W. P. PALMER,

307
73 Letters from Rome. By G. W. GREENE,
133 Esq;? :

371
137 Life and Times of Col. TRUMBULL,

454
275 Lines to a Northern Lake,

488
354 Life in Hayti: Number Two,

489
355 Leaves from the Port-folio of a Georgia
473
Lawyer,

498
Lines to a Sea-Shell: A Literary Thief, . 501

Disce Mori: Learn to Die,'.
Disappointment. By • Box Rossi,
Dreams of the Past, .
Durante Alghieri, or Dante,
Dwight's History of Connecticut,
D'ISRAELI's Miscellanies of Literature,
December: or the Season's Teachings, ·

28
111
268
367

E.

M.
Evening: A Fragment,.

117
Editor's Table, . . . 73, 162, 262, 356, 455, 553 Moderation vs. Teetotalism, .
Epigram: On a Pleasant but Ugly Woman, 148 My Mountain Home, : :
Erotic: Suggested by GOETHE, :

157 Mythology: the Mystic number Twelve, .
Every Body's Book! Or Something for All, 169 Musical Instruction : Miss BLUNDELL,
Editor's Drawer,

170, 358 Musings on Rivers. By Flaccus, .
Epitaph on a Barrel of Flour,

392 My Father's House, .
Evening and Night: A Pair of Sonnets, 513

Memoir of Ludovico Ariosto,.

Morning : a Lesson of Good, .
F.

N.
Falls of the Staubbach. By H. W. Rock-
WELL,..

106 Night. By J. L. LAURIE,
Flowers: A Sonnet,

474 National Academy of Design,.

408
503
523

13
86

New Sanctuary of Thought and Science, . 158 | The Punster King, .

164
Nomenclatures, and So-forth,. .
168 The Mammon of 'Unrighteousness,

167
The Prairie Lake, .
The Voice of Ocean,

189
0.
The Martyr, ..

205
Our School at Stokeville,

Thoughts on Acting and Actors,

211
Our Foreign Budget,

The Unknown Altar,..

79
«Old l'ut,' at the Bar, .

The Parting of the Waters,

233
91
Ol Dutch llouses. By F. B. THORP,

2-10
150

The Missing Ship. By Eres SARGENT,
Our Palladium of Liberty, .

The Messenger of Peace. By M. A BROWNE,

2.32
The Life and Times of Red Jacket, .

233
Old Put' Discharged,.

336
The Ancient Regime. A Tale,.

261
The Poet's Original,

203
P.
The Pilot of the Eric,

287

The Grave. By the late Willis GAYLORD
Popular Poetry of Modern Greece, .

1

CLARK, :
Phosphorescence of the Ocean,.

102 To a Linnet frightened from her Nest, 299
Popular Misnomers,
183 The Holy Wars of Stokeville,

308
Poor Power,'.

264 | The Crayon Papers. By WASHINGTON IR-
Passages from Jean Paul. By Joux Brinck-

VING,..

319
MAN,
413 To my Wife that Is to Be,

323
The Broken Ileart. By Mrs. E. C. STED-

MAX, .
R.
The Polygon Papers,

330

The Miser. By H. W. ROCKWELL, Esq., . 313
Remains of MARGARET MILLER DAVIDSON, 71

The Three Messengers. By S. D. DAKIN,
Remembrances of the Dend,

166
Esq., .

318
Recollections of the Lato Willis GAYLORD The Deerslaver..

319
CLARK,

173
The Poet's Original: No. Two,..

366
Reconciliations. By J. N. Bellows, . 467

Twenty Years, or Reminiscences of a Spin-
ster, .

378
S.

The Day-Dream of a Grocer. By Harry
FRANCO,

379
Soul-JIymn. By JAMES ALDRICH,
20 The Pioneers, .

328
STEPHENS' Incidents of Travel, .
70 The Burning of the Ships,

393, 474
Sketches of the Country,.
138, 215 The Passage of the Sea,

406
Strite of the Ocean Spirits.

418
By S. D. DA-
Thoughts of the Blest, .

419
KIN, Esq.,

212 The Mariner's Song on a Wintry Night, .
Scene in the Chamber of an Invalid Poet, 2 The Pen rs. the Sword,
Serenade at Tinnecum, .

The Mermaid By J. Rheyn Piksohn, 434
Scenes in Holland, ..

236
The Thunder-Cloud, ..

450
Southern and Western Periodical Literature,

461 The Token and Atlantic Sonvenir for 1842, 451
Song: The Star of Life,

469 The American Reviews for the October
Stanzas: on a Steam-Boat ascending the

Quarter,

457
Hudson,

459
495 The Gift for 1842, .
The Spirit World,

460
The Western Forests. By I. M'LELLAN, Jr., 496
T.

The Inner Life' of Things: Transcenden-
tal Sonnets,

502
The Philosophy of Boots,

21 The Murderer's Death-Bed. By R. M.
The Earthquake in Januury. By Flaccu's, 27

('HARLTON, .

510
Tho (luod Correspondence, 38, 178, 190, 289, 42, The Partisan Wars of Stokeville. From the
531.

Stokeville Papers,

512
The Battle of New Orleans, .

53 The Sun: a Sonnet,.
The Bird of Araby. By Willis GAYLORD The Voice of the Streamlet,

529
Clark,

69
The Late Willis GAYLORD CLARK,
The Late Mrs. L. E. L. McLEAN, .

U.
The Contrast,

88
The Country Doctor,
107, 242 Unwritten Happiness, .

317
The Sentiment of Antiquity,

112
The Unreqnited,..

125
The Bachelour's Lament. By John WA-

W.
TERS,

126
The Polygon Pupers,.
127 Where are the Dead ?

37
The Walkula,

134 Woman's Heart. By Miss M. A. BROWNE, 49
The Little Kitten. Not by WORDSWORTH, 143 WEBSTER: A Sonnet. By Mrs. M. E.
The Royal Plagiarint, .

144
HEWITT,

134
Timo's Changes. By FREDERICK COLTON, 149 / Wilson's American Ornithology,,

355

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Like all or nearly all the other nations of Europe, the Modern Greeks have two kinds, they might be called two grades, of poetry : one in all respects original and spontaneous, popular alike in substance and in form, traditional, and unwritten; the other written, and into which labor and art, imitation and learning, enter more or less largely and more or less happily, according to times, places, and individuals.

The latter, springing up at about the same period with the modern literature of Europe, was at first, like that, the organ of the noblest thoughts and most refined feelings of the middle ages; and if it has not since exhibited as lofty a flight and as complete a development, the two have never at all events been totally separated from each other, nor has it failed to attain for itself a striking degree of beauty and maturity. This portion of the vulgar* Greek poetry is, if not the most interesting, at least the most extensive and varied, and comprehends the most curious and the oldest productions, as well as the most ingenious and finished compositions.

But it is not of this portion that I propose to treat : such an under taking would carry me far beyond the limits within which I am circumscribed. My design is simply to communicate, with considerable minuteness of detail, some idea of the other branch of Modern Greek poetry; a poetry popular in every sense and in all the force of the term ; a direct and faithful reflection of the national character and spirit, known and felt by every Greek from the fact that it is Greek ; that it dwells on the soil and breathes the air of Greece; a poetry in short, which lives not a factitious and often but apparent life in books, but in the people themselves, and in all the life of the people.

From the diversity of their subjects, the popular songs of the Greeks may all be arranged in three leading classes, domestic, historical, and romantic, or imaginative.

Under the title of domestic I include such as have been composed

* Vulgar is here used as synonymous with modern, in opposition to ancient or classic. VOL. XVIII.

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