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SUTHERLAND & KNOX.---LONDON : PARTRIDGE & CO.

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INDEX TO VOLUME XXVI.

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ALEPPINE Bargains

. . 26 Nationalism . . . . . . . . . . 174

A Swell Mobsman in Egypt ..

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A Moss-Grieve's Tales - Rob Tamson's Pot 168 Our Lodgers .......... 131

At Home ... 352, 401, 444, 506, 607

AUSTRALIAN SKETCHES :

POETRY :

Going Round the Horn . . . . . 457 The Bard of Overtile . . . . . . 136

A Marriage Festival at Adana .... 613 Sir Faulchion . . . . . . . . . 136

A Vision of Langside . . . . . . 184

Burns, Robert . . .

The Shadowy Shepherd . . . . . . 184

Beckford, William, Memoirs of ..,

A Festival of Life . . . . .

Bird Catcher, The . . . . . .

86 The Roadside Inn. . . . . . . 256

Burns, Robert, The Intellectual Character-

The Two Paths. ..

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Tasso to Leonora. . . . . . . . 267

The Cypress and the Roses . . . . 337

Cash and Credit : i . . . . . .

The “Forget-me-Not”. . . . . . 343

Carlyles's History of Frederick the Great

Reason and Revelation . . . .

(Second Notice). . . . . .

A Clarion Note . . . . . . . . 398

Circumstantial Evidence, The Smethurst Case

The “Primrose ” . . . . . . . 400

Sunshine . . . . . . . . . . 406

Day After To-morrow, The ..... 34 Summer Rain. . . . . . . .

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De Foe, Daniel . . . : : : : :

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Dr. Cumming's “Great Tribulation” .. 655

The Day after Death. . . . . . . 428

Withered Leaves . . . . . . . . 434

Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia ... 275 The Highland Girl ...

450

Labour. . . . . . . . . . . . 464

French History . . . . . . . . .

The Jolly Veterans . . . . . . . 476

Fictitious Literature . . . . . . 542, 641

A Capstan Chorous . . . . . . . 496

Foreign and Colonial Trade . . . . . 723

Pleading . . . . . . . . . . 612

A Dream of Nineveh. . . . . . . 622

Government Crisis . . . . . . . . 244 |

To Arabella Goddard..

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Bertram to the Most Beautiful Lady

Henry III., King of France and Poland . 145 Geraldine . . . . . . . . . 664

The Boatman of the Downs . . . . 681

Indian Helpers and Rulers . . . . .

The Happy Poet . . . . . . 695

Indian Finance . . . . . . . . . 128

The Island City . . . . . . . . 720

Irish Revivals and the Pulpit . . . . . 585

Urina. . . . . . . . . , 737

Political Narrative 60, 120, 176, 245, 307, 361,
Linnæus . . . . . . . . . 22

428, 494, 558, 617, 681, 743

Literary Register 57, 115, 177, 235, 299, 364, | Parliamentary Reform . .

431, 488, 553, 618, 682, 745 | Poets and Poetry . . . . 222, 321, 464, 730

Life of Mary Anne Schimmel Penninck334
Law Reformers and the County Courts . . 513 Question of 1859, The. . . . . . . 1

Quite at a Nonplus. . . . . . . 107
Marion. . . . . . . . 28, 80, 137, 211
Mozart, Life of . . . . . . 70, 142, 206 | Royal Assurance Company, The . . . . 621
My Window . . . . . . . . . . 219 | Rifle Volunteers . . . . . . . . . 721
Middle-class Men . . . . . . . 407, 476 |
Middle-class Painters . . . . . . . 591 | Scenes from the Drama of Life 7, 91, 162, 198,
"My Parliamentary Friend ". . . . . 697

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TAIT'S

EDINBURGH MAGAZINE.

JANUARY, 1859.

THE QUESTION OF 18 5 9.

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The Reform movement is the great ques- | part is that they are ever out of one fit tion of 1859. That is now acknowledged into another of grief. They are the famiby all parties. This position is at least in lies of Lamentation and Woe. The Asiatics advance of that held by Reform for some belong to the house of Lamentation-our past years. Enveloped in mists of pro- | London mutes are of the race of Woe. mises its form could scarcely be seen, and They never tell their griefs. Money goes. cam scarcely be seen yet; only we have for them, and in return there is not a word. hope that it will take consistency and A close observer may perceive, from a shape during the present year.

redness of one exposed feature, and many Four parties exist prominently in this pimples, that they console themselves for question, and many more who can hardly their artificial sorrows, and take for their be said to exist, except in torpor, yet. sufferings vengeance in pewter, at times The obstructionists have to be thawed when there is none to see them; but in into freshness, vigour, and vitality. Here their cups they are never uproarious. If and there they open, rub their eyes, and they ever get drunk, which we sincerely repeat the stereotyped groans of all time hope they never do, it must be in a grave respecting the constitution, the church, senatorial manner, befitting judges and and the throne, going to the dogs in mutes. crumble and fragments. Thitherward they! Mutes funereal are allied with mutes have been going, at reasonable intervals, political; but the latter, in our country, within the memory of the oldest inha- are of the Egyptian, Gipsey, or Syrian bitant; and if they keep only going at the races. They make a horrrid noise over same rate they will be gone when the heat the greatest sin that we can put out of of the sun is expended—and astronomers sight. The wailings for the Test and tell us that, although diminishing-going, Corporation Acts was not equal to the namely-it will do for two million of years, woe heard when the rotten boroughs were or thereby, a sufficient time for this ex- urged to rest in peace. The mourners isting generation to contemplate.

political begin considerably before the This muddle-headed class of enthusiasts death. They have usually three strings for all the past, will be better heard soon. to their harp—“ Constitution,” “ Church,” They always come before a change, with “ Throne;" but they have others someevil omens and lamentable prophesyings. times. They are to use the three princiThe most miserable trade in Asia or Europe pal during the current year, with the is that of mourners by profession. It addition of “ Plunder,” “Property,” and matters not whether they be mutes, as in perhaps the old Nobility,” on which they this country; or screamers, as in Syria. are to execute the variations. They are In either case they are bound to dress excellent and good people generally. If their features for the trade, and the worst / any of their labourers wanted a certificate

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