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 Carlyle:--
The Dial, too, it is all spirit-like, aeriform, auroraborealislike.
Will no Angel body himself out of that; no stalwart Ya
i. 306, 369.
Western Messenger. Review of Letters from Palmyra.
I. No. 1.
Essay on Critics; Allston Exhibition; Richter (poem); A Sketch (poem); A Sketch (poem) [?]. No. 2.
Record of the Months (part). No. 3.
Klopstock and Meta; The Magnolia of Lake Pontchartrain; Menzel's View of Goethe; Record of the Months.
Leila; A Dialogue.
II. No. 1.
Goethe; Need of a Diver; Notices of
Lives of the Great Composers; Festus.
Yucca Filamentosa; Bettine Brentano and her Friend Giinderode; Epilogue to the Tragedy of Essex; Notices of Monaldi and Wilde's Tasso (including part of her translation of Goethe's Tasso).
III. No. 1.
Entertainments of the Past Winter.
Notices of Hawthorne.
Romaic and Rhine Ballads; Tennyson's Poems, in Record of the Months.
Canova; Record of the Months (part).
IV. No. 1.
The Great Lawsuit; Man
vs. Men, Woman