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FOR 1869.

THE CHEAPEST AND BEST FAMILY MAGAZINE.

Only $3 a Year in advance ; Two Years for $5.

THE JANUARY NUMBER

wm contain a remarkable paper on "Progress," by Dr. Bushnell; one on "Bab and Babism, by Prof.
Evans, that will be read with surprise and extraordinary interest (Bab is the new prophet of Islamism,
whose career is scarcely eclipsed by that of Mohammed himself); another charming paper on “ China,” by
Rev. G. B. Bacon; .: A Chat with M. Berryer," whose death is just announced; and various Essays, Poems,
and Serials, that will sustaiu the high character of this monthly.
The current year will contain TWO SERIALS of decided interest; one by

MISS MANNING,
AUTHOR OP "MARY POJFELL," AND OTHER POPULAR BOOKS, ENTITLED

“MOTHERLESS GIRLE." This tale has been purchased from the distinguished English author in M3., and will be published exclu. sively in HOURS AT HOME. The other by Miss PRITCHARD, the popular author of "Storm-Clitr," and other well-known books, entitled

buleCHRISTOPHER KROY: A Story of New York Life.

Also a series of highly valuable papers, by PROFESSOR Noah PORTER, of Yale College, upon " Books and Reading."

Another series by J. A. Johnson, U. S. Consul-General of Syria, on EASTERN Topics. The long resi. dence of Mr. Johnson in the East, and his literary and official relations, peculiarly qualify him to make the series one of rare interest.

Also a series on “RUSSIA,” by U.S. Consul at Moscow. One on “ POPULAR SCIENCE,” by Prof. de Vere.

A monthly London letter from Mr. CHARLES WELFORD will also sum up regularly every thing of in. terest regarding Books and Authors Abroad.

A new feature will be LEISURE MOMENTS, under which title a carefully prepared and interesting Miscellany will be served up each month, by one thoroughly competent to the task.

BREASONS FOR SUBSCRIBING, TO HOURS AT HOME.] 1. It is the cheapest of our first-class monthlies.

2. It is conducted with special reference to the Family, aiming to give pleasure, healthy recreation and useful instruction to the home circle, and rendering it more attractive and effective for good.

3. It excludes all that is frivolous and sensational, or that tends to vitiate the tastes or impair the principles of sound morality and religion.

4. While not a religious, it is a Christian magazine in purpose, tone and spirit, Catholic, and Evangeli. eal, seeking to purify and Christianize our literature.

This feature we believe to be peculiar to HOURS AT HOME, and gives it a strong claim on the Christian public.

5. It numbers among its 250 contributors, many of the most distinguished writers of the day, American and European.

WHAT IS SAID OF “HOURS AT HOME." The magazine takes high rank for variety, interest literary merit, and evangelical tone. - Springfield Republican,

A magazine which meets a real want of the community, and one which we can commend for its literary excellence and moral tone to every household in the land. - New York Evangelist.

Fully on a level with its more elderly compeers. - Nerd-York Times.
As a family magazine it has no rival. - Christian Intelligencer.

As a magazine for the family or tireside, it meets a widely-extended want, and can scarcely subject its readers to the possibility of a disappointment in its perusal. – New York Tribune.

It is just such a magazine as every Christian and cultivated family would like to welcome as a monthly visitor. - New York Observer.

The moral and religious influence of HOURS AT HOME is unquestionable; its literary taste and execution have been decidedly marked. - Hartford Post. * Well fulfills its purpose of supplying excellect mental food for the family. - Boston Transcript. *021

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ON JANUARY 1st, 1869,

LITTELL'S LIVING AGE

WILL ENTER UPON ITS ONE HUNDREDTH VOLUME.

It has received the commendation of Judge Story, Chancellor Kent, President Adams, Historians Sparks,
Prescott, Bancroft, and Ticknor, Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, and many others; and it admittedly" continues
to stand at the head of its class. It is a work which commends itself to every one who has a taste for the
best literature of the Magazines and Reviews, or who cares to keep up with the events of the time.
It contains the best Revlews, Criticisms, Tales, Fugitive Poetry, Scientific, Biographical, Distorical, and

Politioal Information, gathered from the entire body of English Periodical Literature, and form.
ing four handsome volumes every year, of immediate interest, and solid, permanent value.

It is issued every Saturday,
giving fifty-two numbers, and more than Threo Thousand double-column ootavo pages of reading matter,

YEARLY

EXTRACTS FROM NOTICES, from the late President of the United States, John Quincy Adams.

From the Chicago Dadly Republican, 1807. "Of all the periodicals devoted to literature and science, "LITTELL'8 LIVING AGE is the oldest, and by far thio which abound in Europo and this country, THE LIVING best.

concentration of choice periodical literature printed AGE has appeared to me the most useful."

in this country. It oocupies a feld filed by no other periFrom Rev. Henry. Ward Beecher, May, 1867.

odical; and its amplo pages constituio a repertory of the "Were I, In view of all the competitors that are now in of the best home and foreign jonrnals and magazines. The

most admirably-selected miscellany from the entire ranga the field, to choose, I should cortainly choose TAE LIVING sabscriber to Littell ånds himself in possession,

at the end AGE. Nor is tlære, in any ubrary that I know of; of the year,

of four large volumes of such reading as can 80 mnch instructive and entertaining reading in the same be obtálned in no other form, and comprising

selections number of volumes."

from every department of science, art, philosophy, and From the New York Times.

belles-lettres. Those who desire a thorough compendium * The tasto, Judgment, and wise tact displayed in the of all that is admirable and noteworthy in the literary seleotion of articles are above all praise, because they have world will be spared the trouble of wading through the never been equalled."

BCA of reviews and magazines published abroad; for they
From the Springfield (Mass.) Republican

will find the essence of all compacted and concentrated

bere." “We can do those among our readers who love sound

Prom the Minois State Journal, 1867, and pure literature no better service than by referring them to this sterling weekly. It is decidedly the best

"It has more real solld worth, moro useful information, magazine of the class published in the United Statos, if not than any similar publication we know of. The ablest es In the world."

says, the most entertaining stories, the finest poetry, of the From the Nero-York Independent.

English language, are here gathered together."

From the Richmond Whig, 1867, * No one can read, from week to week, the selections brought before him In THE LIVING AGE,

without becoming read nothing else, he would be well informed on all promi

"If a man were to read Littell's magazino regularly, and conscious of a quickening of his own faculties, and an en-neut subjects in the general field of human knowledge." largement of his mental horizon. Few private librarles, of course, can now secure the back volumes, sets of which

From the Pacific, San Francisco, 1888. ere limited and costly. But public libraries in towns and “This magazine has gained a reputation for itself such villages ought, if possible, to be furnished with such a as has never been acquired for

any other selected misceltreasury of good reading; and individuals may begin as lany in our country; and

the reputation is a well-deserved Bubscribers for the new series,

and thus keep pace in future one. We are surprised, every time we take up a number of with the age in which they live."

the work, at the amount of good reading that we and to it. From the Phùadelphia Inquirer, 1867.

Its publication in weekly numbers gives to it a great ad**480 cannot wither, nor custom stale, its Infinito va- vantage over its monthly.contemporaries, in the spirit and riety. On the contrary, it improves with time, present

freshness of its contents." ing as it does, from week to work, the latest and best From the Mobile Advertiser and Register, 1887. thoughts of contemporary writers. A constant reader of "Littel is ever enjoying üterary advantages obtainable costly of our periodicals, is really one of the cheapest

"LITTELL'S LIVING AGE, although ostensibly the most through no other sourco.

not the very cheapest -- that can be had, whether the From the Congregationalist and Recorder, Boston

quality or quantity of the literary matter furnished be con* For instructivo, substantial articles, entertaining sto-sidered. It issues ifty-two numbers a year, - each num: ries of the best class, choice poetry, and wise variety of ber containing as much as an ordinary monthly magazine." Helections, adaptod to intelligent Christian families, we certainly mako no abatement in our recommendation of Lit

From the New-York Tribune, 1838. tell. No better presont can be found than a subscription "The selections always Indicato a refined and catholic receipt for tho issues of the coming year."

taste, and a happy art of catering to the popular demands, Mrom the Philadelphia Presi, Marca, 1868

without lowering the standard of sound literature." " THE LIVING AGE continues to stand at the head of its From the Escaminer and Chronicle, Mere York, 1868. class." From the Round Table, New York, 1887,

" Among the many periodicals of the time, dallies, weck.

Ifos, monthlies, and quarterlles, there is one that, for twen: "There is no other publication which gives its readers so ty-three years now, has delighted readers of every kind much of the best quality of the leading English magazines and taste. LITTELL'8 LIVING AGE bears a title

of truth, it sad reviows."

Is a living compendium

of the thoughts and events of this From the Episcopalian, New York and Philadelphia, 1808 Intensely living age. Interesting from the first number, its “Each volamo is a library in itself; and the magazine is long row of solid volumes presents a cabinet or rare gems the leading one of its class."

tions, of useful ores and elaborate manufactures, -of every From the Boston Journal, 1857.

thing, Indeed, to be found by patient Indastry, and selected Amid the multipllclty of publications claiming the at- by excellent judgment from the realm of contemporaneous tention of readers, few giro such soild satisfaction w this publications. The best of English and American current periodical."

periodical literature is here condensed, and put into permeFrom the Christian Statesman, Phuadelphia, 1868

nent, accessible form. History, biography, Oction, poetry, * No single fournal gives so porfect a reflection of the To take and preserve the weekly numbers of The LIVING mind of the present age.

AGB

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