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This work will be conducted in the spirit of nection with ourselves, but because the nations Littell’s Museum of Foreign Literature, (which seem to be hastening through a rapid process was favorably received by the public, for the of change to some new state of things, which past twenty years,) but as it will be twice as the merely political prophet cannot compute ore large, and will appear four times as often, we foresee. can not only rive spirit and freshness to it by Geographical Discoveries, the progress of Colmany things which were excluded by a month's onization (which is extending over the whole delay, but while thus extending our scope and world), and Voyages and Travels, will be favorgathering a greater and more attractive variety, ite matter for our selections; and in general, we shall be able so to increase the solid and substan- shall systematically and very fully acquaint our tial part of our literary, historical, and political readers with the great department of Foreign harvest, as fully to satisfy the wants of the Affairs. American reader.

We have spoken confidently of what we can The elaborate and stately Essays of the Edin- bring from abroad. Of our labors in the Home burgh, Quarterly, and other Reviews; and Department it becomes us to speak with diffiBlackwool's noble Criticisms on Poetry, his dence; for we know not, till we try, how far we keen Political Commentaries, highly wrought may have the able assistance we hope for, or how Tales, and vivid descriptions of Rural and Moun- much we may be left to our own resources. We tain Scenery; and the contributions to 'Litera- must feel our way, and gradually develop this ture, History, and common Life, by the sagacious part of our plan; but it will always be subordiSpectator, the sparkling Examiner, the judi- nate to the Foreign Department. cious Alhenaum, the busy and industrious Lit- While we aspire to make the Living Age deerary Gazette, the sensible and comprehensive sirable to all who wish to keep themselves ipBritannia, the sober and respectable Christian formed of the rapid progress of the movement, O'server; these shall be intermixed with the to Statesmen, Divines, Lawyers, and Physicians, Military and Naval reminiscences of the United – to men of business and men of leisure, - it is Service, and with the best articles of the Dublin still a stronger object to make it attractive and University, New Monthly, Fraser's, Taits, useful to their Wives and Children. We believe Ainsworth's, Hood's, and Sporting Magazines, that we can thus do some good in our day and and of Chambers' animirable Journal. We shall generation; and hope to make the work indisnot consider it beneath our dignity to borrow pensable in every well-informed family. We say wit and wis:lom from Punch; and, when we indispensable, because in this day of cheap litthink it good enough, shall make use of the erature it is not possible to guard against the inthunder of The Times. We shall increase our flux of what is bad in taste and vicious in morala variety by importations from the continent of in any other way than by furnishing a sufficient Europe, and from the new growth of the British supply of a healthy character. The mental and Colonies.

moral appetite must be gratified. The steamship has brought Europe, Asia, and We hope, that, by “winnowing the roheat Africa into our neighborhood; and will greatly from the chaff,by providing abundantly for multiply our connections, as Merchants, Travel- the imagination, and by a large collection of Bilers, and Politicians, with all parts of the world : ography, Voyages and Travels, History, and so that much more than ever it now becomes more solid matter, we may produce a work every intelligent American to be informed of the which shall be popular, while at the same time condition and changes of foreign countries. it will aspire to raise the standard of public And this not only because of their nearer con- | taste.

I have read the prospectus of your proposed periodical, “ The Living Age,” with great pleasure, and entirely approve the plan. If it can only obtain the public patronage long enough, and large enough, and securely enough, to attain its true ends, it will contribute in an eminent degree to give a healthy tone, not only to our literature, but to public opinion. It will enable us to possess in a moderate compass, a select library of the best productions of the age. It will do more: it will releem our periodical literature from the repronch of being devoted to light and superficial reading, to transitory speculations, to sickly and ephemeral sentimentalities, and false and etravagant sketches of life and character.

I wish it every success; and my only fear is, that it may not meet as full success with the public as it deserves. Cambridge, April, 24, 1814.

JOSEPH STORY. I approve very much of the plan of your work, to be published weekly, under the title of “The Living Age,” and if it be conducted with the intelligence, spirit, and taste that the prospectus ir dicates (of which I have no reason to doubt), it will be one of the most instructive and popular periodicals of the day.

I wish it abundant success.
New York, 7th May, 1814,


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