Mirror of Literature,  4 (1824), 408–13.

Christmas and New Year Presents



Introduction; Literary Notice, Extract

Publications extracted:

Forget Me Not Friendship's Offering Literary Souvenir Remember Me

[2] Friendship's Offering; or, The Annual Remembrancer


Instruments, Morality, Psychology, Metaphysics

    The notice of the contents of Friendship's Offering includes a lengthy description of a tale by Maria Edgeworth entitled the 'Mental Thermometer' (409–11). The mental thermometer of the tale is a real instrument which measures on a scale of happiness and misery. It is broken when it comes into the hands of a metaphysician wishing to perfect his theory of the human mind, the liquor rising to 'the point of perfect felicity' with extreme violence (411).

[4] Remember Me, a New Year's Gift; or, Christmas Present for 1825


Botany, Illustration, Aesthetics

    The Remember Me bases its claim for patronage on 'its botanical embelishments, which to say the truth, are very prettily coloured. The botanical descriptions are by Dr. Thornton' (413).

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