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FICTION, POETRY, HISTORY, LITERATURE,
AND THE FINE ARTS.
WITH TWENTY-SEVEN ENGRAVINGS, BY MR. S. WILLIAMS.
The completion of a volume of The Parterre, has laid upon us the duty of prefixing that summary of reasons and promises, known by the name of a Preface; without which, according to established usage, no volume is complete.
To those who have seconded our infant efforts from their commencement, we need not recapitulate either the objects or the intentions of our little work: we have endeavoured to fulfil our early promises, and, we trust, not unsuccessfully ; but that portion of the public, whose patronage we hope yet to obtain, will expect that we should lead them into our newly laid-out Parterre, by the gradual approach of a preface, as an avenue from whence they can inspect its arrangements at one view, rather than lead them at once into the midst, and bid them cull its flowers at random.
The most prominent features in this arrangement, are the great number of original articles ; in which respect the Parterre surpasses every other similar periodical; reckoning in this volume, upwards of one hundred. The engravings which illustrate many of these articles,
and of which the present volume contains twenty-eight, have been executed by Mr. Samuel Williams, in the first style of wood engraving, and we feel confident, may be ranked among the finest productions of that now beautiful art. To the Selected Articles, as well as those that are original, we feel authorized to draw our readers' attention ; the support hitherto afforded to the Parterre, being our best warrant for this confidence in our selection.
In conclusion, we beg to assure our friends, that the next volume shall be still richer in original articles ; a promise of which our forthcoming numbers will be the fulfilment.
THE EDITORS OF THE PARTERRE.
Gregory Hipkins, surnamed the
Fire and Water; or, the Pirate's
Karl Wynck; a legend of Amster-
The Siege of Soleure
A Tale for the Discontented 49 Biography of Jacob Hays
The Death of the Chevalier D’Assas 74 Perilous Adventure
The Heroine of the Tyrol: 85 The Traveller in spite of Himself, 329
A Page from a Blue Jacket's Log- Amateur Philanthropy
The Innkeeper of Treves and his
The Sorrows of Saunders Skelp 118 A Story of the South of France
The Witch : an American legend 135 The Main Truck; or, a Leap for
The Rivals; a tale of Love and
Count Floris; a Leaf from the
Wolmar; a German Legend . 161 A Sister's Love and Courage
Astrolab; or, the Soothsayer of Dunbar Castle; by H. Guilford 6
185 Tarnaway Castle ; by the same 19
The Sentinel ; a tradition of the To Margaret
The Mysterious Countess . 230 Jericho Beleaguered