Professor John M. Mackie, now of Providence, R. I., who wrote of Shelley ; Dr. Francis Tuckerman, who wrote Music of the winter; John A. Saxton, father of the well-known military governor of South Carolina, who wrote Prophecy — Transcendentalism — progress; the Rev. W. B. Greene, a West Point graduate, and afterwards colonel of the Fourteenth Massachusetts Volunteers, who wrote First principles.
Miss Fuller herself wrote the more mystical sketches--Klopstock and Meta, The Magnolia of Lake Pontchartrain, Yucca Filamentosa, and i Leila ; as well as the more elaborate critical papers--Goethe, Lives of the great Composers, and Festus.
Poetry was supplied by Clarke, Cranch, Dwight, Thoreau, Ellery Channing, and, latterly, Lowell; while Parker furnished solid, vigorous, readable, commonsense articles, which, as Mr. Emerson once told me, sold the numbers.
It is a curious fact that the only early Dial to which Parker contributed nothing was that which called down this malediction from Carl