The National Era
Unsigned Article
Washington, D.C.: 28 April 1853


THE METROPOLITAN. A Monthly Magazine. Baltimore, Md.: John Murphy & Co.

  This is a very handsome monthly, edited by a clergyman, and "devoted to Religion, Education, Literature, and General Information." It is an organ of the Roman Catholic Church, and all its literature is identified with the religion of that church. Our Protestant monthlies or newspapers not unfrequently so completely ignore all religion, that it might be doubted whether their editors had ever heard of Christianity. But the Catholic carries his religion with him everywhere, and his literature and politics are controlled by it. The Metropolitan does not like Mrs. Stowe: Uncle Tom's Cabin, it admits, is "a fascinating book," but it seems to consider it little better than Pandora's box.