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International Weekly Miscellany — Volume 1, No. 2, July 8, 1850   By:

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In this intriguing edition of International Weekly Miscellany, readers are treated to a diverse selection of articles and essays that cover a wide range of topics. From political commentary to literary critiques, this volume offers something for everyone.

One of the standout pieces is a detailed analysis of current events, providing readers with a comprehensive overview of the political landscape at the time. Additionally, the inclusion of literary reviews adds depth to the publication, showcasing the editors' commitment to providing a well-rounded reading experience.

The writing is engaging and thought-provoking, keeping readers invested from start to finish. Overall, International Weekly Miscellany — Volume 1, No. 2, July 8, 1850 is a must-read for anyone interested in exploring the cultural and intellectual landscape of the mid-19th century.

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Of Literature, Art, and Science.

Vol. I. NEW YORK, JULY 8, 1850. No. 2.

[Illustration: STUDIES OF THE TOWN.]

The LORGNETTE, the cleverest book of its kind (we were about to write, since the days of Addison, but to avoid possible disagreement say) since IRVING and PAULDING gave us Salmagundi , is still coming before us at agreeable intervals, and will soon be issued in a brace of volumes illustrated by DARLEY. The Author keeps his promises, given in the following paragraphs some time ago:

"It would be very idle to pretend, my dear Fritz, that in printing my letters, I had not some hope of doing the public a trifling service. There are errors which need only to be mentioned, to be frowned upon; and there are virtues, which an approving word, even of a stranger, will encourage. Both of these objects belong to my plan; yet my strictures shall not be personal, or invidious. It will be easy, surely, to carry with me the sympathies of all sensible people, in a little harmless ridicule of the foibles of the day, without citing personal instance; and it will be vastly easier, in such Babylon as ours, to designate a virtue, without naming its possessor! Still, you know me too well, to believe that I shall be frightened out of free, or even caustic remark, by any critique of the papers, or by any dignified frown of the literary coteries of the city... Continue reading book >>

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