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1 Magazine published every Saturday in Boston, containing the best Reviews, Criticisms, Tales, Fugitive Poetry, Scientific, Biographical, and Political Information, gathered from the entire body of English Periodical Literature, and forming Four Large Volumes a year, of immediate in

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From Judge Story.

| range of matter the best articles in every department, I have read the prospectus of “ The Living Age" and by bringing them together in a new work, to give 'ith grcat pleasure, and entirely approve the plan. / to the people, at a very moderate sum, the cream of a t will cnable us to possess in a moderate compass a nunarea diferent

se hundred different inaccessible and expensive magaclect library of the best productions of the age. I

zincs and papers. This Mr. Littell has done, and done 'ish it every success. I shall be glad to be a sub

cess. I shall be glad to be a sub- so well as to have deserved and earned for himsclf criber.

the thanks and esteem of all grateful readers. Out of From the Historian, Jared Sparks.

so wide a field to select with taste and good judgment

| requires a talent in its way quite as rare as that which I fully concur with Mr. Justice Story in his estimate

| produces a brilliant article. Of “The Living Age" f the utility and importance of “ The Living Age" as

we have a complete set upon our shelves, and we find valuable contribution to our literature, not merely of

it univcrsally popular and useful. emporary interest, but of permanent value. From Chancellor Kent.

From N. P. Willis, in the Home Journal. I approve very much of the plan of your work, “ Tenderloin," “ foie gras," are phrases, we believe, • The Living Agc," one of the most instructive and pop- / which express the one most exquisite morsel. By the lar periodicals of the day. I wish that my name may selection of these from the foreign reviews, - the most e added to the list of subscribers.

exquisite morsel from cach, - our friend Littell makcs From the Historian Prescott.

up his dish of Living Age.' And it tastes so. We

commend it to all epicures of reading. I have little doubt that Mr. Litte!l will furnish a Tealthy and most agreeable banquet to the reader: and

From the New York Times. t seems to me that a selection from the highest foreign ournals will have a very favorable influence on our

The taste, judgment, and wise tact displayed in the

selection of articles are above all praise, because they eading community.

have never been equalled. From George Bancroft.

From a Gentleman in Knorrille, Tennessee, writing From the specimens that the public has seen, it can

under date of May 14, 1864. jot bc doubted that Mr. Littell is able to make, troin

o mass of contemporary literature, instructive and! You can scarcely be more gratificd to hear from me .: cresting selections. I wish you success with all my than I am to renew my acquaintance with you through art.

the “Living Age." Among all the deprivations of the From George Ticknor.

last three years (ncarly), that of your journal has not, I have never seen any siinilar publication of equal

I assure you, been of the minor class. As, however, I

all had a complete set of it from the beginning. I turne crit. I heartily wish for it the wide success it decrves as a most agreeable and useful selection froin

to the bound volumes, and gave them quite a thorough hic vast mass of the current periodical literature of our

reading. Indeed, these samo volunes proved a real

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the midst of the protracted literary dearth that we 0“ The Living Age."

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usefulness. ry,“ The Living Age" has appeared to me the most from a Clergyman in Massachusetts of much Literary aseful.

Celebrity. From an article in the Independent, written by Rev.

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