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THE

PARTERRE

OF

FICTION, POETRY, HISTORY, LITERATURE,

AND THE FINE ARTS.

WITH TWENTY-SEVEN ENGRAVINGS, BY MR. S. WILLIAMS.

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LONDON:

PRINTED BY MANNING AND SMITHSON,

12, IVY LANE.

PREFACE.

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,

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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. CONTENTS.

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TALES, ROMANCES, AND NARRATIVES.

The Challenge

241

The Scrivener

page

1 The Murderer's Grave

243

Gregory Hipkins, surnamed the

Fire and Water; or, the Pirate's

Unlucky

Night Cruize

249

Karl Wynck; a legend of Amster-

The Siege of Soleure

257

dam

17 Sardinian Feuds

263

The Bear Hunt

28 The Author; a humorous sketch 266,

The Phantom Skirmish

33

275, 289

The Broken Miniature

36 The Hungarian Girl

269

An Episode of the Revolution of Andrew, the Fisherman; a Cornish

July, 1830

42 Legend

273

A Tale for the Discontented 49 Biography of Jacob Hays

. 278
Dick Doleful; a sketch from nature 52 Crocodile Island

. 281

Magnanimity

55 The Victim of a Name

. 297

The Dutch Lovers

57 The Beggar; from the French . 321

The Death of the Chevalier D’Assas 74 Perilous Adventure

. 324

A Midnight Invitation

81 Extraordinary instance of Courage 325

The Heroine of the Tyrol: 85 The Traveller in spite of Himself, 329

My First Duel

90 The Danish Rover ; a Legend of

Popping the Question

93 the Isle of Wight

. 337

A Page from a Blue Jacket's Log- Amateur Philanthropy

344

Book

97 The Gallant; or, a Visit to the

Love and Gold

105 Bear Garden

353

The Regicide

113 Extracts from the Journal of an

The Innkeeper of Treves and his

Odd Fellow

355

Wife

116 The Guard; a sketch from Life 361

The Sorrows of Saunders Skelp 118 A Story of the South of France

364

'The Night Coach

123 A Passage in the Life of Teddy

A Day by the Danube

126 O'Donohu

369

Evil May-Day

129, 145 Memoir of a Pair of Whiskers 379

The Painter's Revelation

134 The Justice; a narrative

385

The Witch : an American legend 135 The Main Truck; or, a Leap for
The Nuptials of Count Rizzari 139 Life

388

The Pirate; a sketch

153 An Irish Adventure

The Rivals; a tale of Love and

Count Floris; a Leaf from the

Marriage

156 Chronicles

401

Wolmar; a German Legend . 161 A Sister's Love and Courage

• 405

Benefactors.

. 171

Extract from the Journal of an

Odd Fellow

· 173

The Runaway Negro

177

Loves of an Attorney

· 180 The Grave of the Poetess

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Astrolab; or, the Soothsayer of Dunbar Castle; by H. Guilford 6
Bagdad

185 Tarnaway Castle ; by the same 19
The Will and the Law Suit . 196 Stanzas

31
Jonathan's Visit to the Celestial To a Withered Flower

36

Empire.

200 The May-flower

52

The Sentinel ; a tradition of the To Margaret

56

Civil Wars

209 The Tower of the Plague

69

Sighmon Dumps

212 A Poet's Musings

84

The French Fisherman 218, 227 The Spirit of Napoleon at the Bier

The Slave's Revenge

225 of his Son

100

The Mysterious Countess . 230 Jericho Beleaguered

. 115
Horrors of the Siege of Badajoz : 234 Stanzas ; by H. Guilford

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