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PREFACE.

HE time-honoured custom of saying a few words to the readers of The Gentleman's Magazine at the

close of each volume is a duty which mingles mournful and pleasant associations. It is gratifying to contemplate the continued success of Mr. Cave's famous publication ; but this halting by the way, calls up sad memories of those who have halted for ever.

We have recently lost two of our confrères in the literary brotherhood of The Gentleman's Magazine-William Jerdan and H. H. Dixon. Their latest writings are contained in this and the previous volume. Mr. Dixon was our most constant contributor. His memory was as richly stored with the personal history of leading men associated with the sports and pastimes of England, as Mr. Jerdan's was with literary and political ana. They were both kind, genial, scholarly men, worthy of our most respectful remembrance; and their names will be ranked high on the national muster-roll of famous journalists.

This concluding number of our Fourth Volume contains the last chapters of “L'Homme qui Rit,” and some interesting particulars concerning the every-day life of the illustrious author. “Will He Escape ?” is also drawing to a close. The completion of these works will enable us to introduce a New Story next month, in addition to a specially novel feature, which, we trust, will largely increase the modern attractions of the oldest Magazine in the world.

In a few days we hope to be in a position to explain, in detail, certain arrangements now in progress for strengthening our claims to a continuation of that public support which has encouraged us in our labours and fortified us in an extension of our plans for the future.

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Cross Roads, The. By Alice HORTON

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English and American Yachts .

Fight in a Tunnel, A.

345
First Blood. By EDWARD LEGGE

464
Gentleman's Version of “L'Homme qui Rit,” The

710
Gastronomy, The Progress of. By Fin BEC

445
Horse in Yorkshire before 1750, The

605
How Barzouyéh Found the Book

323
Illustrated Newspapers .

459

In Memoriam

39

Ismael Fitzadam. By K. R. Cook, B.A.

400

Kitty M‘Cree O' Tossel. By EDWARD CAPERN

304
Lay of Freedom, A. By the Author of “LYRICAL FANCIES”

179

Love Immortal.

196

May Song, A
Mystery of Lise, The. By the Author of “Festus”

394

Nemesis of Flirtation, The .

NOTES AND INCIDENTS :-

Taxes on Pages and Pageantry (Illustrated)— Performing Fleas-

Latest Productions in Photography-Our Nearest Relatives—

Arsenic Eaters-American Curiosities

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Meteorites—The Manufacture of Antiquities — The Power of the

Human Heart-Charles Knubel-Extracting Bullets by Elec-

tricity— The Mariners' Compass –Warming Houses by Gas-

Illustrated Journalism

Knockers (Illustrated)— The Perils of the Ballet - Doctors v.
Journalists—The Age of Paper

377
The Jewel in the Toad's Eye-Beasts of Burden-Diamonds-

Popular Lecturers-Mr. Bellew's New Entertainment--- Ana-
logy between Tints and Tones – Weather Predictions

504

Our Lost Contributors-Merchant Sailors and their Grievances-

Faraday-The Guillotine-Home-Grown Silk, Sugar, To.

bacco, and Quinine ·

633

Spots on the Sun-- Harmony in Singing- Belief in Charms and

Cures-Frank Leslie and “ The Gentleman's Magazine " 752

Our Iron-Clad Ships

653

Peas with the Knise. By Fin-Bec

207

Prince Consort's Farms, The. By the Author of

SCARLET"

41

Silken Banner, The. A Story of Sedgemoor. By JOSEPH HATTON.

(Illustrated)

129

Steeple-Chasing. By H. H. D.

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Suez Canal (The) and Upper Egypt. By Esprit ÉCLAIRE

327

Summer's Solitary. By EDWARD CAPERN

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