Blackwood's Magazine was a British magazine and miscellany printed between 1817 and 1980. It was founded by the publisher William Blackwood and was originally called the Edinburgh Monthly Magazine. The first number appeared in April 1817 under the editorship of Thomas Pringle and James Cleghorn. The journal was unsuccessful and Blackwood fired Pringle and Cleghorn and re-launched the journal as 'Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine' under his own editorship. The journal eventually adopted the shorter name and from the re-launch often referred to itself as Maga. The title page bore the image of George Buchanan, 16th century Scottish historian. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 354, April 1845 contents: VIRGIL, TASSO, AND RAPHAEL, PING-KEE'S VIEW OF THE STAGE, THE MIDNIGHT WATCH, VESTIGES OF THE NATURAL HISTORY OF CREATION, MARSTON; OR, THE MEMOIRS OF A STATESMAN. PART XVI. , BETHAM'S ETRURIA CELTICA, SUSPIRIA DE PROFUNDIS: BEING A SEQUEL TO THE CONFESSIONS OF AN ENGLISH OPIUM-EATER, NORTH'S SPECIMENS OF THE BRITISH CRITICS. NO. III. --DRYDEN.