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ECLECTIC MAGAZINE

OF

FOREIGN LITERATURE, SCIENCE, AND ART.

33

SEPT. TO DEC., 1854.

W. H. BIDWELL, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.

NEW YORK:

PUBLISHED AT 120 NASSAU STREET.

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Quadrille Player, the-Eliza Cook's Journal, 74

R.

66

Lockhart, John Gibson-Ner Monthly Maga-
zine,

482
Last Days of Charles V.-Colburn's New
Monthly,

488
Louis Philippe and Mademoiselle Rachel
New Monthly Magazine, .

525
Last Trial for Witchcraft--Leisure Hour,

556
Lost Snuff-box, the--Eliza Cook's Journal, 564
Life of Cardinal Wolsey,

1
Espartero,

128
Henry Rogers,

195

227
John Foster,

246
Hugh Miller,

289
Erasmus,

310
Joseph John Gurney,

367
Vinet, .

395
William Cobbett,

412
Lord Metcalfe,

455
Swift, .

464
Lockhart,

482

Russian Life, Photographs from—Fraser's
Magazine,

231
Rossini, Something about—Eliza Cook's Jour-
nal, .

499
Rachel, Mademoiselle, and Louis Philippe-
New Monthly Magazine,

525
Ramble in Sweden-Bentley's Miscellany, 533
Remarkable Naval Duels-Chambers's Jour-
nal, .

553

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Servians, Glance at-Sharpe's Journal, 87
Satire and Satirists Athenæum,

243
Scraps from the Peerage-Eliza Cook's Jour-
nal,

357
Society in Washington-Bentley's Miscel-
lany,

421
Sevastopol - Bentley's Miscellany, . 447
Sablé, Madame de-Westminster Review, 433
Swift, his Life and Genius—British Quarterly
Review,

464
Something about Rossini - Eliza Cook's Jour-
nal, .

499
Sweden, Ramble in-Bentley's Miscellany, 533

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Tennyson,

73
Toss up for a Husband-Eliza Cook's Jour-
nal, .

169
Talfourd's Last Poetry and Prose — New
Monthly Magazine,

222
Three Visits to the Hotel des Invalides
Leisure Hour,

359
Times, a Day's History of the-Chambers's
Journal,

388

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If it be a misfortune to be overpraised, tenderness; the actors are held to have been neither the men nor the women who played sufficiently rewarded with success, and at our prominent parts in English history during hands deserve only to be restored to their the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, will proper place by a judicious scrutiny of their have reason to complain of the manner in faults. We are not lenient to Henry the which their reputations have been dealt with Eighth, or to Mary Tudor, or to Elizabeth. by their countrymen. To have accomplished Oliver Cromwell's reputation has the taint any thing remarkable, throughout this period, still of the Tyburn gallows upon it. Wolsey, appears to be a ground rather for suspicion Thomas Cromwell, Gardiner, the Seymours,

a than for admiration; and a certain uniformity the Dudleys, the Cecils, Sir Francis Walsingof failure, like that which marks the career ham, or Francis Bacon-these names, once of Mary Queen of Scots, alone commands a illustrious, are now tarnished over with every general interest. It is not enough to have most unworthy imputation; and Sir Thomas died tragically; the wise and the unwise More is, perhaps, the only really remarkable came too often to a common end at the stake man who still remains a favorite with us; or on the scaffold: we have to run over rather, probably, because he was the greatest in our own minds the most conspicuous names of the victims of a falling side, than because of those centuries, and to consider the posi- we essentially value either his character or tion which they occupy in the popular esti- his actions. mation, to be at once aware, that only those This unprosperous condition of public among them who have effected nothing, who 'opinion, however, is not maintained without have been sufferers merely, are regarded with partial remonstrance; people who have cared

to examine the authentic accounts of the * Life of Cardinal Wolsey. By John Galt. times, having perceived very clearly on how Third Edition, with additional Nlustrations from slight a foundation the popular judgments of Cavendish's Life of Wolsey, and other sources.

them are based, and raising their voices with London: David Bogue. 1846.

more effect or less, in behalf of this person VOL. XXXIII. NO. I.

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