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NEW-YORK:

PUBLISHED AT

145 FULTON STREET.

1840.

INDEX

A.

D.

Anacreontic. By Geo. Hill, Esq., 26 Death of Lieutenant Burts,

84

A Midnight Chaunt for the Dying Dewey's Discourse: the Lexington, 158

Year,

41 Diary of Capt. MARRYAT,

161

A Leaf from 'Down in Maine,' 42 Decatur, Anecdote of,

261

Alarmists, or Lying Prophets,

97

Doctors, Spiritual and Medical, 471

A Winter Hymn,

102 Dirge for a Young Girl,

485

A Visit to the Lackawana Mines, 102 Death of an Actor on the Stage, 529
All Flesh is Grass: An Epigram, 106 Davis's Travels,

531
A New-Year Reverie. By Willis Daguerreotype Likenesses,

535

GAYLORD CLARK,

154

Alliances of Literature,

173

E.

A Poet to his Sister.' By F. W. Editors' Table, 76, 163, 255, 348, 445, 525

THOMAS, Esq.,

233 Earle's Visit to Insane Asylums, 250

A True Poet. WILLIAM Pitt Pal- Ephraim Pipkin. A New-England

MER, Esq.,

238 Sketch,

422

Anecdote of M. de Fontanes,

229 Editor's Drawer,

446

A Bone-Picking with Old GÖETAE, 263 Early Morning Exercise,

499

A Lay Sermon. By One of the

Wicked,

274

F.

A Song of the Fairies. By H. W. Farewell, Old Year! By GRACE

ROCKWELL, Esq.,

279 GRAFTON,

25

A Lover's Journal: By 'Flaccus,' 298, 472 Fame: 'Dum Vivimus Vivamus,' 151

A Little Gossip with Our Readers,

349 Fowling. By ALFRED B. STREET,

American Literature, Rev. Mr. Bacon, 356 E39.,

266
Alphonzo : a Sentimental Poem, 363 Friendship and Ingratitude: An Al-
All the Mother. By L'ABEILLE, 356 legory,

484

Abderahman of Spain. By WASH- France: its King, Court, and Go.

INGTON IRVING,

427 vernment,

524

A Tribute to FITZHUGH SMITH, 441

G.

ANTHON's Greek Reader,

Gimcrackery. By 'Harry Franco,' 182
A Gossip with Readers, etc.,

450

GRIME's New System of Phrenology, 343

A Chapter on Names,

463 Guizot's History of Civilization, 443

An Advertisernent. By

Glorious Companionship of Books, 533

WATERS,'.

499

A Gossip with our Contributors, 539

H.

A Word to Delinquents,

5-10 Henry of Guise. By G. P. R. JAMES, 72

Harpers' School Library,

B.

155

Heaven's Lesson. By Mrs. SIGOUR-
Bells and their Associations,

152
VEY,

280

BLAKE's Biographical Dictionary, 162 _Hymn of Nature. From the Ger-

Betier Moments. By H. T. Tuck-

man,

342

ERMAX, Esq.,

188

Hague's Historical Discourse, 347
Banks of Manmee,

240 HOLBROOK's North American Her-
Ball at Thram's Huddle. By 'MARY

petology,

532
CLAVERS,'
325 Heads of the People,

533

Benefit of a Doubt,

440

I.

C.

International Copy-right Law, 529

Chivalry and the Crusades,

1

J.

Cabinet Pictures. By 'Quince,' 71

534

CHANNING's Discourse on Homæo.

Judge Law's Address,

pathy,

345

L.

Carey on the Currency,

443 LITERARY Notices, 72.155, 250, 343, 441,522
Carlyleism,
524 Letters from the Old World,

73

442

103

Franco,

Letter from WASHINGTON IRVING,

78

T.

Lament of the Bereaved,

79 The Bermudas. By WASHINGTON

Limnings in the Thoroughfares. By

IRVING,

17

G. D. STRONG, Esq.,

138 Three Kings of Bermuda. By Geof-

Lines to a Wounded Sea-Gull, 220

FREY CRAYON,

22

Life's Journey. By Hon. R. M.

The Contrabandist. By GEORGE

CHARLTON,

237

SAND,

26

Letter-Bag of the Great Western, 253 The 'Almighty Dollar,

44

Leaves from a Georgia Lawyer's The Great Descender. By 'Flaccus,' 61,119

Port Folio,

332 The Poet's Tribute,

72

Life's Mysteries,

413
Time's Council,

76

Letters from Modern Rome,

488 The Summer Isles,

80

Lessons of Cleanliness,

521

The English Language,

89, 212

M.

The Knight of Malta. By Wash-

INGTON IRVING,

More Editorial Pot-luck,

163

The Grand Prior of Minorca. By

Memory: from a ms. Poem,

191

GEOFFREY CRAYON,

109

My Fairest and my First,

232 The Haunted Merchant. By 'Harry

Melancholy Story, etc. By Geof-

125, 221 369

FREY CRAYON,

241

The Parting,

137

Madame Tussaud's Reminiscences, 252

The Christmas Green,

138

Mr. WINTHROP's Address,

357

The Swiss Light-House,

144

Memories of the Dead,

426 The Devil, His History,

-Moral Reflections, ete. By John

The DRAMA,

173, 357, 536

WATERS,

485 The Last Look. By 'Flaccus,' 195

Master Humphrey's Clock, 532

Theodoric, or the Siege of Rome, 204

N.

True Talent,

203

The Engulfed Convent. By Wash-

New-York Review,

77

234

North American Review,

INGTON IRVING,

81

238

Thomas à Becket,

New-Year Verses by a Bachelor, 107

The Land of Fame,

249

Notes on the Netherlands, 145, 190

The Green-Mountain Boys,

254

New Philosophy of Mind, 413, 451

The Passaic : A Group of Poems, 257

Nearness of Spirits. From the Ger-

260

The Empire of the West,

422

man,

261

National Academy of Design, 540

The English and the War-Time,

The Iron Footstep. By “Јонх

0.

WATERS,'

280

Old and New New York,

82 The City by the Sea. By 'lona,' 284

Outlines of Phaceology,

135 The Nautilus: a Lesson in Nature, 297

Old and New Philadelphia,

169 | Time's Vista. From a ms. Poem, 303

Ollapodiana. By Willis GAYLORD, The Great Mississippi Bubble. By

CLARK,

338 WASHINGTON IRVING,

305, 450

Our Village. By the 'American in The Early Lost,

324

Paris,'

387, 501 The American Bald Eagle,

337

P.

The Pathfinder. By J. FENIMORE
Cooper, Esq.,

344,449
Perou-rou, or the Bellows-Mender, 45

Tribute to the Late Dr. FOLLEN, 355

Pelayo, etc., by WASHINGTON IRVING, 65

To Luciser. By ALFRED B. STREET,

394

Phrenology and Animal Magnetism, 98

396

The Last of the Mandans,

134

Parting from a Household,

421

Philadelphia Casket, -

Triumph over the School-men,

174
Pleasures of Association,

497

The CRAYON Papers : Letter from
GEOFFREY Crayox,

427, 513
530

Plagiarisms of Coleridge,

The Tomb of WASHINGTON,

445

R.

The ‘Postillion' at the Park Theatre, 449

462

The Storm at Sea,

Rights of Women. By Miss SARAH

BOLE,

181 Trial by Jury,

478

Reminiscence of the War. By Geo. The Little l'airy,

487

500

BARRELL, Esq.,

361 The Marriage Vow,

Reddes Dulce Loqui,

461 | The Dream-Omen. From the Ger-

Recollections of Elias Hicks,

534

512

man,

S.

513

The Birds of Spring,

Spearing. By ALFRED B. STREET,

Taking of the Veil." By WASHING-

514

Esq.,

16 TON IRVING,

519

Song." By Col. William L. STONE, 17 The Charming Letoriéres. By Do.,

Sir Walter Scott's Autograph,

81 The late Rev. John Owen Colton, 535

SPENSER's Poetical Works,

162

V.
Speculation : or Peter Snug's 'Move-

Voices of the Night. By Professor
ment,'.

268
LONGFELLOW,

74

Spring: in Imitation of the German, 331

W.

Sixteenth Volume of the KNICKER-

540 Works of CHIEF JUSTICE MARSHALL,

157

BOCKER,

-

THE KNICKERBOCKER.

VOL. XV.

JANUARY, 1840.

No. 1.

CHIVALRY AND THE CRUSADE S.

'A CENTLEMAN of excellent breeding, of admirable discourse, of great admittance; authentic in place and person, generally allowed for many war-like, court-like, and learned preparations.'

SHAKSPEARE.

We propose, in the present paper, to present to our readers some account of the institution of Chivalry, and of the times that

produced it. The theme may to some appear trite. To us it is not so; and we trust, before we have done, to bring others to our mind. In turning to the records of chivalry, we feel, (and we have faith we are not alone,) as if recurring to the pleasant dreams of our youth. Nor do we envy those whose imaginations never kindled, and whose hearts never beat thick, at the recital of the pomp and pageantry, the brilliant daring and gallant exploits, of the old chivalrous times.

The knight so brave and yet so gentle ; in the battle-shock a tower of iron; in lady's bower, swayed, like his morion's plume, by the faintest breath of beauty; the tournament, with its ring of loveliness, and its champions proving in friendly conflict their strength and skill in arms, amid the exhilarating shouts of the multitude, and beneath the glances of bright eyes,' which

Rain influence and award the prize;'

the knight's adventurous wanderings in quest of opportunity to right the wrong, to spoil the spoiler, to chastise the oppressor, and to throw over innocence and weakness the protecting shield ; all this furnishes a picture well fitted to captivate the fancy of our early years. Still farther : the old chivalrous and feudal age, with its sharp contrasts, its strong lights and deep shades, its exaggerated strain of sentiment and feeling, and its unsettled, revolutionary state; how striking a counterpart to the imaginative mind of youth! For has not youth its romantic visions ; its dreams of glory to be achieved, and beauty's smile to be won; its eager wishes and resolves to crusade against cruelly and oppression, and be a right arm of defence to the innocent and weak? Imagination, and Love, and Hope, are the feudal lords of the youthful spirit, and the whole troop of thoughts and passions are their loyal retainers, prompt to dare, at their behest all deeds of high emprize. The chivalrous spirit, then, instead of having gone long since to its cemetery, yet lives and abides in every

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