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log-cabins, com-modiousness.' log-work living-room, compensation is expected in return for- them, and she will be more than satisfied if the editor will cause a copy of the Magazine to be regularly mailed to her address, Angelica Walker, Wood-lawn, near Mudville. ' - . The amateur Young Lady contributor ; how often have you seen her, while tarrying at Mudville for the evening stage, or ' perchance loitering away an idle week of Summer among its romantic lanes. Despite its name, Mudville is full of charms for the tourist, and he who has not gazed on the calm and shaded retreat of Woodlawn, may well be an object of commiseration. The village publican, as you ait under his porch, to breathe the quicttj air of afternoon, and repose from the fatigues of travel, inquires of yon with a pent-up consciousness of his own superior felictry in this respect, if you hare seen Wood lawn, and on receiving the expected negative, proceed to enlarge upon . its beauties, and upon the many wonderful attractions of the celebrated authoress who resides there, and whom he points out to you, even now coming down the road, as Miss Angelica Walker. If you are to stay a day or two in Mudville, go up to Woodlawn, by all means, and " make the acquaintance" of the Young Lady contributor. As an individual she mixht be disposed to shrink from your abrupt self-introduction ; but, as a literary character, she considers herself bound to entertain all visitors' who are drawn within the circle of her attractions. She receives you graciously, even if you are only a gentleman ; but if you write for the magazines, in addition to possessing the attributes of ordinary wll dressed and well behaved individuals, she will le overjoyed to see you. Perhaps you are from the Town. In this case, you are a lion in the eyes of the Young Lady contributor. She has never been to the City and all her information touching that wonderful place has been derived from the stories in the magazines. Tis true she has written stories of city heroes and heroines

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 10 Mar 1853, Thu,
  3. Page 2

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