ercise a just and catholic criticism, and to recognize every sincere production of genius; in philosophy it will attempt the reconciliation of the universal instincts of humanity with the largest conclusions of reason; and in religion it will reverently seek to discover the presence of God in nature, in history, and in the soul of man.
The Dial, as its title indicates, will endeavor to occupy a position on which the light may fall; which is open to the rising sun; and from which it may correctly report the progress of the hour and the day.
The Dial will be published once in three months, on the first day of January, April, July, and October.
Each number will contain 136 octavo pages, making one volume in a year of 544 pages, which will be furnished to subscribers at Three Dollars per annum, payable on the delivery of the second number.
The first number will be published on the first day of July next.
Weeks, Jordan & Co., 121 Washington Street, Boston, Ma., May 4, 1840.
nt, you can have as many numbers as you want for yourself or your friends of this first number, but our contract with them was that twelve numbers should be given to Mr. R. each quarter for the use of contributors.
Of these I receive two. Mr. Thoreau will have it, of course, as we hope his frequent aid. But I did not expect to furnish it to all who may give a piece occasionally.
I have not sent it to E. H. [Ellen Hooper] or C. S. [Caroline Sturgis] or N. I sent a list to W. and J. [Weeks & Jordan] of those to whom I wished this number sent.
I did not give Mr. Stone's name, but doubtless Mr. R. did. I will see about it, however.
I presume Mr. Cranch is a sub. scriber, as is J. F. Clarke and others who will write; but I will look at the list when in town next Wednesday.
I desired Mr. Thoreau's Persius to be sent him, as I was going away to Cohasset at the time it came out, and I understood from Mr. R. that it was sent, and he did not correct it. I do not know how this was; the e