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Sunday, May 04, 2008

Victorian Magazine

(* A brief return to our series on first issues of Victorian magazines to wrap up the last two.)

The Victorian Magazine was published by Hutchinson & Co., Paternoster Square, E.C. It was rather boring in appearance and content with perhaps one exception, a piece by the “English opium eater” Thomas De Quincey, although it could also boast a serials by Mrs. Oliphant and Sarah Doudney.

Edited by A(lexander) B(alfour) Symington, it lasted only a year between December 1891 and November 1892, having been taken over by Marshall Brothers who merged it into Atlanta, with Symington becoming editor of the latter.

Contents:

The Victorian Magazine [#1, December 1891] (6d, 80pp, cover by ?)
3 * Oliphant, Mrs. * The Cuckoo in the Nest [Part 1 of ?] * sl; illus. G. H. Edwards
17 * Wilson, A. W. * Carnivorous Plants * ar; illus. W. A. P.
21 * Pauer, Ernest * On Musical Instruments and Music I—The Pianoforte and its Influence upon the Musical Art * ar
25 * Mayo, Isabella Fyvie * Hobbies * ar
30 * De Quincey, Thomas * Lessons of the French Revolution: Woman’s Relation to Them * ar
32 * Church, Professor * The Story of Demoleon and Artystone * ar
37 * Leland, Charles G. * Folk Lore * ar
40 * Paton, Sir Noel * St. Anthony of Coma * pm
40 * Tytler, Sarah * Famous French Women: Victims of the French Revolution I—Marie Antoinette * ar
45 * Page, H. A. * Character Sketches and Village Life I—The Yohannies * ar
49 * Brotherton, Mary * “Give It to Him”: An incident of the Franco-Prussian War * pm
50 * Doudney, Sarah * Through Pain to Peace [Part 1 of ?] * sl; illus. G. H. Edwards
63 * Cumming, C. F. Gordon * Kandy: The Mountain Capital of Ceylon * ar
68 * Macleod, Jessie * An Echo of Tradition * ss
73 * Taylor, Benjamin * Weather Wisdom * ar
77 * Brotherton, Mrs. * My Landlady’s Ghost Story * ss
79 * Barratt, W. Augustus * “If I Walk in Autumn Ev’n” * sg

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