Text: Anonymous, [Review of Burton's Gentleman's Magazine for July and August], Natchez Weekly Courier (Natchez, Mississippi), vol. X, no. 35, August 30, 1839, p. 3, col. 3


BURTON'S GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE AND AMERICAN MONTHLY REVIEW. — The agent for this city has favored us with the July and August Numbers of this popular and interesting Magazine, in whose editorial conduct, Edgar A. Poe, well and favorably known as the late Editor of the Southern Literary Messenger, is associated with the Senior Editor, and Proprietor Wm. E. Burton.

These numbers contain a great and rich variety of original articles in prose and verse which in general interest to the reader and in brilliance of thought and vividness of expression afford certainly as alluring entertainment for the lovers of miscellaneous literature, as any of its cotemporary Periodicals. To each number is also appended a racy review of the New Publications of the day, in which their merits or demerits are dispassionately discussed. The Magazine is embellished with elegant Engravings prepared expressly for it, averaging we believe about four monthly. Every number contains as much original reading matter as a volume of a modern novel, and infinitely surpassing much of the trash of that character that is now spread before the public.

Those who may wish to subscribe, may leave their names with Mr. Houghton at the Post Office. The price is three dollars per annum in advance.





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