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OF THE

AMERICAN MONTHLY MAGAZINE:

COMPRISING

The New-England Magazine, the American Monthly Magazine, the

American Monthly Review, and the United States' Magazine.

On the first of January, 1836, will be issued Vol. I. No. 1. of THE AMERICAN MONTHLY MAGAZINE, edited by PARK BENJAMIN and CHARLES F. HOFFMAN.

This Magazine will contain Original Papers, Reviews of the latest works, Literary Intelligence, and notices of Science and the Arts. No exertions will be spared to render the work truly American, and in all respects worthy the patronage of the American public. Assuming the cause of no political party, it will present free discussions and essays on topics of national importance. Awarding to the institutions of other countries their just praise, it will defend and maintain the peculiar excellency of those principles which are the glory of American citizens. Without further preamble we leave the Journal to speak for itself.

The “ American Monthly Magazine” is no mere experiment, no novel undertaking. To form it are combined Periodicals, which have already attained a high reputation and great popular regard.

First. The New ENGLAND MAGAZINE. Nine volumes of this highly esteemed Monthly have been published. It was established in July of the year 1831, by J. T. & E. Buckingham, and conducted by them with judgment and ability for more than three years. It was then transferred into other hands, and has since been chiefly under the editorial charge of Park Benjamin, Esq. During its publication, two other journals of a similar character were merged in it-namely, THE AMERICAN Monthly Review and The UNITED STATES' MAGAZINE. The former acquired celebrity, both in England and our own country, for its capital reviews and notices of native works. It was established and edited two years by Professor Willard of Harvard University. Not meeting with that success which was due to the talent engaged in its support, it was connected with The NewEngland Magazine. The United States' Magazine was projected by Park Benjamin, and Epes Sargent, Jun., Esqs., and promised fairly to succeed, when it was thought best to combine it also with The NewEngland.

can Monthly Magazine was commenced without a single subscriber, on the first of March 1833. It was issued under the editorial super vision of H. W. Herbert, Esq. and A. D. Paterson, A. M. ; and notwithstanding the retirement of Professor Paterson, after the completion of the second volume, the work continued so steadily to increase in reputation and resources under the able editorship of Mr. Herbert, as to warrant a large addition to the nunber of its pages upon commenc. ing a new series in March, 1835. At that time Mr. C. F. Hoffman became the principal editor of the American Monthly, which, during the last year, has had a large accession of readers and correspondents ; and while, from the very first, it has never put forth the name of a contributor, as a lure to either writer or reader, or solicited literary or monied patronage in any way whatsoever, except by its contents, many of the ablest minds in the country have quietly made it their medium of communicating with the public, and kept its prosperity continually upon the increase.

It has been deemed advisable to unite these two periodicals under one general title--both to increase their value to subscribers and to afford a more liberal support to the work. The name of “ American Monthly” was chosen and retained, because it was the most general, belonged to two of the journals herein comprised, and must be more popular than one which was sectional to all those who love " our whole country” better than any particular part. The only difference to present subscribers, beside the alteration of the title to those of the New-England, will consist in the increase of the number of the pages and the greater variety and superior character of the articles. It will appear in Boston and New-York on the same day, and be supported equally by the talent of both places. It will be conducted by the same editors as are at present engaged on the separate journals. The experience of these gentlemen the publishers consider a sufficient earnest of success, apart from the incessant exertions which will be used by thernselves to render “ THE AMERICAN MONTHLY MAGAZINE” a truly national work, deserving national support.

The American Monthly Magazine will be published simultaneously, on the first of each month, in Boston and New-York, at Five Dollars per annum, payable on the delivery of the third number, or in advance Each number will contain, in the average, ninety-six pages. Persons wishing to act as agents will receive a liberal allowance.

All communications for the editors to be addressed to the care of either of the publishers-any thing relating to the business department of the work also to be addressed to either of the publishers, with postage paid.

E. R. BROADERS,

147 Washington-st. Boston. GEO. DEARBORN, 38 Gold-st. New-York,

PUBLISHERS.

THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

ASTOR, LENOX AND TILDEN FOUNDATIONS,

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ALEXANDER TAMING HIS HORSE.

The young prince astonished his father and tbe court, by his dexterity in managing the horse Bucephalus. - Supplement to Quintus Curtius.

“Bring forth the steed!” It was a level plain,
Broad and unbroken as the mighty sea,
When in their prison-caves the winds lie chained.
There Philip sate, pavilioned from the sun;
There, all around, thronged Macedonia's hosts,
Bannered, and plumed, and armed - a vast array !
There too, among a separate, undistinguished crowd,
Distinguished not himself, by pomp, or dress,
Or any royal sign, save that he wore
A god-like countenance, like Olympian Jove,
And perfect grace and dignity – a youth -
A simple youth, scarce sixteen summers old -
With swift, iinpatient step, walked to and fro.
Even from their monarch's throne, they turned to view
– Those countless congregations — that young form :
And when he cried again, “ bring forth the steed!"
Like thunder rose the multitudinous shout,
From every voice but one—“LIVE ALEXANDER !”

Then Philip waved his sceptre. Silence fell
O’er all the plain. 'Twas but a moment's pause;
While every gleaming banner, helm, and spear
Sunk down — like Ocean-billows, when the breeze
First sweeps along and bends their silvery crests.
Ten thousand trumpets rung amid the hail
Of armies, as in victory, “Live the King !"
And Philonicus, the Pharsalian, kneeled.
From famous Thessaly a horse he brought -
A matchless horse! Vigor and Beauty strove,
Like rival sculptors carving the same slone,
To win the mastery -- and both prevailed.
His hoofs were shod with swiftness; when he ran,
Glided the ground like water; in his eye
Flashed the strange fire of spirits still untamed,
As when the desert owned him for its lord.
Mars! what a noble creature did he seem !
Too noble for a subject to bestride-
Worth gold in talents — chosen for a prince,
The most renowned and generous on Earth.

“ Obey my son, Pharsalian-bring the steed!”
The monarch spoke. A signal to the groome,

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