Messrs. Macfarlane and Fergusson were still in the office; literary friends were in Richmond and Maury in Washington, but becoming more involved in official duties and the demands which his growing reputation caused to be made upon him. Oland Bourne, Lewis J. Cist, Henry B. Hirst and his sister, Park Benjamin and others still value the Messenger. Yet Mr. White would have made room for Lord Bacon to have written Shakespeare’s plays; or Henry B. Hirst to have composed «The Raven.» This editorial room opened into both of the others. The appointed awarders were Thomas Ritchie, the veteran but vivacious editor of the Enquirer; Dr. Henry Myers, who had won the prize for the Theatre in Norfolk; Dr. Augustus L. Warner, formerly professor of Anatomy in the University of Virginia, and now one of the chief founders of the Richmond Medical College; Wm. E. Heath. They assigned the first place to Miss Evelyn H. Taylor, of Virginia, for her poem, «To a New Pen,» which is the leader.
Judge John Robertson furnishes his «Riego,» except Act V. Mr. Heath procures the re-publication of the long poem, «Rhododaphne; or the Thessalian Spell,» in the belief that its author was a Virginia poet, Richard Dabney. Next to the mournful obituary are cases of mutiny at sea, to be continued; articles by officers of both Army and Navy; another » Description of Naples,» and neither author seems to have obeyed the injunction, «See Naples and then die;» Consul Andrews continues his «Knights of Malta;» Prof. Minnigerode finishes his Greek Dramatists; Miss Lomax sketches Racine; and Robert L. Wade gives «The Fair Maid of Flanders,» a short story. Lord Bolingbroke’s political character and writings and Miss Lomax’s «Love Sketches» are continued. On the narrow, alluvial coastland, sugar beets, rye, and potatoes are grown, and there is some cattle raising. Local industries include quarrying, cement making, and sugar refining. Abandonware is generally defined as any software that’s at least a few years old and is no longer distributed or supported by its owner. Stjernhjelm was an active philologist, and left a great number of works on language, of which only a few have ever been printed.
The number closes with notices of new books and a picture and announcement of St. Ann’s Hall, for Female Education, at Flushing, L. I. Henceforward the name of Mr. White disappears. There are two reviews, Northern and Southern, and neither favoring their circulation, of Mr. Dickens’ «American Notes;» and notices of several other new publications, including the Southern Quarterly Review, and Harper’s Library of Select Novels. Then and afterwards seven of the unsuccessful contestants are given and E. B. Hale and Mrs. E. J. Eames seem to have been among their authors. The first floor and one of the large upper rooms were occupied by the Richmond Whig, then edited by John Hampden Pleasants and Alexander H. Mosely. Consul Andrews now engages in a «Historical Sketch of St. John of Jerusalem.» Toga Civilis and an Official Military Seaman have a lengthy discussion about proper rules and regulations for the government of the Navy. In 1941, as part of a joint venture between the Library of Congress and Fisk University, Charles S. Johnson, Lewis W. Jones, John W. Work, and Alan and Elizabeth Lomax conducted interviews in Mississippi. Poetry is afforded by Payne Kenyon Kilbourn, Lewis J. Cist, a young business man of Cincinnati; Mrs. A. M. F. Annan; Pauline; and Anon, who sings «How to plant and cook potatoes.» There is also some poetry by and Olymp trade bonus (visit the next page) about the Davidsons and a review, with extracts, of a satirical poem delivered by Park Benjamin, before the Mercantile Library Association of New York, on its 22nd anniversary.
There is no CEO who can spend funds on a whim or CFO who can manipulate the books. But there was no one to carry on that extensive and winning epistolization, by which Mr. White had accomplished so much. Too heavy drafts are made upon Allison’s «History of Europe;» Brande’s «Encyclopædia;» Murray’s «Encyclopædia of Geography;» Johnston’s «Farmer’s Encyclopædia» and Borrow’s «Bible in Spain.» By so much borrowing, which was continued from Southey’s «Life of Nelson,» a heavy burden was laid upon the work, which probably injured it. What are common operating systems? There is nothing remarkable about any of these tribes unless the common worship of Nerthus, that is Earth Mother, is considered. There was an entrance to the Square on the north side of the Museum. Some time before his attack in New York Mr. White had removed the Messenger to the Museum Building, on the southeast corner of the Capitol Square, where Franklin street runs up to it. The year 1843 (volume nine) was a sad one for the Messenger. He held out, however, until the 19th of January, when, in the 55th year of his age, he was called to reap the eternal reward of a virtuous and well spent life.