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Southern Literary Messenger. The Messenger, under the editorial control of Dr. Bagby, is one of the most spirited and brilliant periodicals of the country. It ought to be in every Southern household, and it would be, if its rewards were equal to its deserts. The essential conditions of success in a modern periodical are to pay the highest prices for contributed as well as editorial labors, and to make the typographical execution worthy of its intellectual character. Capital liberally expended in this manner is sure of profitable returns. This is a certain mode of success, whereas the old fashion of agencies and appeals to the public are often regarded as an admission of weakness. Money will command talent, and talent will command the public. Conducted on this system, the Messenger will soon stand at the head of the periodical press of the country. Never, we verily believe, had any magazine in America before it a more splendid future, if it avails itself of all the mea