["The Builder" January 19, 1850]

"THE GERM," a new monthly publication, the main object of which appears to be to provide a channel for the development of thoughts and principles, is edited by some young artists who, if their powers be equal to their enthusiasm and desire, will one day be in the first rank. The first number contains, amongst other pieces, a thoughtful paper on "The Subject in Art," and has an etching by Mr. Holman Hunt.