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THE JANUARY NUMBER
Will contain a remarkable paper on "Progress," by Dr. Bushnell; one on "Bab and Babism," by Prof. Evans, that will be read with surprise and extraordinary interest (Bab is the new prophet of Islamism, whose career is scarcely eclipsed by that of Mohammed himself); another charming paper on "China," by Rev. G. B. Bacon; "A Chat with M. Berryer," whose death is just announced; and various Essays, Poems, and Serials, that will sustain the high character of this monthly.
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AUTHOR OF “MARY POWELL," AND OTHER POPULAR BOOKS, ENTITLED
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CHRISTOPHER KROY: A Story of New York Life.
Also a series of highly valuable papers, by PROFESSOR NOAH PORTER, of Yale College, upon "Books and Reading."
Another series by J. A. Johnson, U. S. Consul-General of Syria, on EASTERN TOPICS. The long resi dence of Mr. Johnson in the East, and his literary and official relations, peculiarly qualify him to make the series one of rare interest.
Also a series on "RUSSIA," by U. S. Consul at Moscow. One on "POPULAR SCIENCE," by Prof. de Vere.
A monthly London letter from Mr. CHARLES WELFORD will also sum up regularly every thing of interest regarding Books and Authors Abroad.
A new feature will be LEISURE MOMENTS, under which title a carefully prepared and interesting Miscellany will be served up each month, by one thoroughly competent to the task.
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