Text: William D. Gallagher, “[Review of The Gift for 1836,” Cincinnati Mirror, and Chronicle; Devoted to Literature and Science (Cincinnati, OH), Vol. 4, no. 45, August 22, 1835, p. 346, col. 2


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SPECIMEN OF THE GIFT. An Annual for 1836. Edited by Miss LESLIE.

Carey & Hart of Philadelphia, are getting out a very splendid Souvenir for the coming holidays. We have one of the specimen sheets before us, containing three engravings: a likeness of Fanny Kemble — the Smuggler's Repose — and, Soliciting a Vote. The designs of the two latter are very fine, and the engraving is superbly done. Miss Fanny's face, likewise, forms a beautiful embellishment — though it is not exactly beautiful itself — but the engraving is eminently so. Miss Fanny's face, however, has something in it which pleases us far more than mere beauty of feature. It is highly intellectual, roguish, and fascinating. There is a looking-forth of soul, too, which has kept our eyes fixed upon it for half an hour at a time. And yet our “market is made;” and so likewise is hers.

There is but one literary article in this specimen. It is entitled, “Manuscript Found in a Bottle,” and is the production of Mr. Edgar A. Poe, of Baltimore — a gentlemen of very fine talents. It is a wild and thrilling story of the sea; but as it may be found, substantially and almost literally the same, in the volume of the Cincinnati Mirror for 1834, we think it somewhat out of place in an Annual for 1836.






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