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vious labours, ib.-examination of his
position, that the present disordered state
of the earth originates in some moral
cause, 42-47-remarks thereon, 47-
55-and on his attempt to prove, from
physical phenomena, the fall of man, 55
-60-and on his unfair view of the
operation of present happiness, 60-
strictures on his observations on war, 61
--and on death, 63-concluding remarks,

God, just sentiments on the love of, 120.
Government of America, remarks on the

pretended cheapness of, 163-165.
Gratitude, noble instances of, in certain
Chinese, 77, 78.
Greece, remarks on the progress of Arts and
Sciences in, 25, 26.
Gunpowder, the use of, when first known,

193, 194.

Gymnotus Electricus, experiments with,
337, 338.

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Harrington's (Sir John) Apology for his
translation of certain parts of Ariosto,
482-specimen of his version, ib. 490.
Hawkins, (E.) Dissertation on Tradition,
352-character of it, 358, 359-actual
benefit conferred by the reformation, ib.
-the importance of unauthoritative tra-
dition illustrated, 353-357.
Hayti, independence of, declared, 449-


horrid massacres of the whites, ib. 450-Icelandic Fiction, vestiges of, in an English
Dessalines, crowned emperor, 450—cha-
racter of him and of his government, ib.
451-his assassination, 451-succeeded
by Christophe, ib.-Hayti divided into
two parts, the republican and the royal,
ib.-character of Petion, president of the
republic, ib. 452-and of Christophe, the
king of the other part, 453-internal ad-
ministration of the two divisions, 454-
their military force, 455-population,
456-Boyer the present president of the

Nursery Tale, 104-107.
Immorality of the revenue laws, 408, 409.
Infanticide, prevalent in China, 77.
Insolvents, number of, at New York, 5,
note.-state of the American insolvent
laws, ib.

Italians, remarks on the popular fictions of,
94-and on their narrative poems, 487
—498. 503—509—and Romantic Poems,


republic, suspected of a design to betray Jack the Giant Killer, origin of the story
it to the French, 457-progress of edu-
cation and the arts among Haytians, 458
—of religion, 459-future prospects of
Hayti, ib. 460.
Heroic and Romantic Poetry of the Italians,
comparison between, 544-548.
Hickathrift (Mr. Thomas), notice of the
popular tradition respecting, 102-pre-
sent state of his supposed sepulchre, 103

of, 103-parallels between it and an
Icelandic fiction, 104-107.
Javanese, character of, 68, 69.
Judges in the United States, levity of, con-
trasted with the dignity of those in Eng-
land, 5.

Judicial system of the United States of
America, defects of, 4.

country, 324-humane treatment of ne-
groes in the valley of the Tuy, 325-
longevity of some, 326, 327-notice of
its supposed gold mine, 326—and of the
village of Vittoria, 327-anecdote of a
Mestizo, 328-and of Lopez de Aguirre,
329-description of the cow-tree, ib. 330
-negro insurrection, 330, 331-descrip-
tion of the basin of the llanos, 331, 332,
333-geographical outline of South
America, 333, 334-immense number of
wild cattle found there, 335-description
of the sago-tree, ib.-and of experiments
with the Gymnotus Electicus, or Electri-
cal Eel, 337, 338-notices of the croco-
diles and their ravages, 339, 340. 342-
account of a tiger hunter, 343-devasta-
tions of the caribe, a species of fish, ib.—
perilous situation of M. Humboldt, 344
-description of the junction of the rivers
A pure and Oroonoko, 344, 345-descrip-
tion of the Caribbees of Parapana, 345,
346-tradition of the Deluge, 346—ac-
count of the turtle fishery, or harvest of
eggs, 337, 348, 349-avidity of the In-
dians for pigments, 349-Fortress of the
Jesuits, 350-probable cause of the mu-
sical sounds, supposed to be uttered by
the statue of Memnon, 351-remarks on
the political situation of South America,
351, 352.

Humboldt and Bonpland (MM.), Personal
Travels of, in South America, Vol. IV.,
320-defects of this volume, ib. 321-
description of the earthquake, which de-
stroyed the city of Caraccas, 321-323-
progress of the travellers through the


Kentucky (State), condition of society in,
154 cruel treatment of a negro boy at
Natchez, in that state, ib.-character of
the Kentuckians, 155-specimen of their
morality, 156.
Kia-King (Emperor of China), capricious

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Legislature of the United States of Ame-
rica, form of, 2.

Libraries, (Public) the impolicy and injus-
tice of their claiming a certain number of
copies of every book published, consi-
dered, 204-207-the oppressive con-
duct of certain public libraries exposed,

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Narrative Poems of the Italians, classifica-
tion of, 487-account of the Animali
Parlanti of Casti, 487-498-the Ric-
ciardetto of Forteguerri, 503—505—the
Secchia Rapita of Tassoni, 506–509.
National Society, and its secretary, abuse

of, by Mr. Bentham, 171, 172.
Navy, (American) real state of, 13, 14-
local circumstances, that prevent the
formation of a powerful navy, 15-causes
of the temporary successes of the Ameri-
can navy, 17.

Negroes, faculties of, not inferior to those
of the whites, 433-specimen of Negro
eloquence, 454, 455.
Negro-insurrection in South America, no-
tice of, 330, 331.

New Orleans, profanation of the Sunday at,
157, 158-state of society there, 159.
New York, number of insolvents at, 5,
note.--extravagant rents of houses there,
133, 134-state of religion there, 132—
and of society and manners, 127, 128-~

Magnetic Needle, known to and used by



degrading treatment there, of persons of Particular Acts of Parliament, alarming in-
colour, 129.
crease of, considered, 413–415.
Nobility of Hayti, account of, 454. Parties in America, political views of, 23.
Nursery Literature, antiquities of, 91-Peasantry, (Chinese) character of, 75.
changes in, ib. 92-remarks on the popu-Petion, president of the republic of Hayti,
lar fictions of the Teutons, 93—and of character of, 451, 452.
the Welsh, 94-and Celts, ib.-of the
Italians, ib.-of Spain, 95-important
additions made to Nursery Literature by
MM. Grimm, 95, 96-the popular fic-
tions of the English and lowland Scotch,
of Teutonic origin, 97—the tale of the
Frog-Lover, probably of Tartar origin,
99-account of the popular tradition re-
specting Tom Thumb, 101-and Mr.
Thomas Hickathrift, 102-present state
of his supposed sepulchre, 103, note *.
origin of the story of Jack the Giant
Killer, 103-parallels between it and an
Icelandic fiction, 104-107-the 'His-
tory of Friar Rush' of Danish origin, 107
-notice of Howleglass' and Simple
Simon,' 108-and of the Academy of
Compliments,' 109-observations on cri-
tics and criticism, 110-112.

Philosophers, (Grecian) exposition of the
principles and practices of, 289–294-
ridiculed by Aristophanes, under the
character of Socrates, 311-316.
Pittsburgh, state of, 151.
Plato, observations on, 318, 319.
Poetry, narrative, of the Italians, classifica-
tion of, 487-critical analysis of the
principal narrative poems, 487-498-
503-509-account of the material of
the Romantic poetry of the Italians, 510
-516-its peculiar form, 517-critical
analysis of the principal Romantic poems,



Odour of sanctity, probable origin of, $77.
Ogé, (Vincent) unsuccessful attempt of, in
behalf of his oppressed countrymen, in
St. Domingo, 445.
Ohio (State), slavery perpetuated in, in de-
fiance of law, 153.

Orlando Furioso of Ariosto, critical analysis
of, 529-541-specimen of Sir John
Harrington's translation of it, 490.
Orlando Innamorato of Berni, analysis of,


Pagoda (Porcelain) at Nan-king, described,


Political morality of the Americans, 20.
Polo, (Marco) qualifications of, as a travel-
ler, 178-notices of works respecting
him, 177-180-account of the commer-
cial visits of the father and uncles of
Marco, into Tartary, 181-their return
to Europe, 182-revisit Asia, 183—their
contrivance to obtain leave to return to
Europe, 184-talents and skill of Marco
Polo in China, 183, 184-their arrival at
Venice, 185-and reception there, 186,
198-Marco, appointed to the command
of a gally, is taken prisoner by the Ge-
noese, 188-vindication of him from the
charges of ignorance, 190-195.
Poor-Laws, English system of, adopted in
America, 9.

Population of Hayti, 456.
President of the United States, how elected,
3, 4.

Promenade aux Cimetières de Paris, 359.
See Cemeteries.

Publications, (New) lists of, 263, 557.
Pulci's Morgante, analysis of, with remarks,

Paris, churchyard of the Innocents at, de-
scribed, 381, 382-account of its exhu-
mation, 384-and of the removal of the
remains of the deceased, to the quarries,
385-history and present state of the ca-
tacombs of Paris, 386-390-present Red Snow. See Snow.


state of the new cemeteries there, 391-Religion, baneful effects of the non-esta-
observations on the taste displayed in blishment, in America, 7-state at New
them, 393, 394.
Parnell (William), Maurice and Berghetta,
a Tale, 471-plan of it, with extracts,
472-478-strictures on the fulsomeness
of his dedication to the Irish Catholic
Clergy, 478-and on his representations
and suggestions relative to the Irish cha-
racter, 479-486.
Parry, (Lieut.) extract, with plan, from his
Journal, relative to Lancaster Sound,
244, 245, notes.

York, 132-at Philadelphia, 146, 147–
specimen of fanaticism there, 144, 145.
Reports of adjudged cases in law and
equity, importance of, 401, 402—remarks
on their enormous increase, 402-404-
and on its consequences, 404, 405.
Revenue-Laws, the number and intricacy
of, considered, 406-410.
Richmond, beautiful lines written in the
churchyard of, 397, 398.

Romantic Poems of the Italians, remarks


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ment of the advantages resulting from the
voyage, 256-262.

on the material of, 510-historical tradi-
tions, ib.-the mythology of the middle
ages, 511-fragments and reminiscences
of classical literature, 512-514-fictions


licy of, 422.

Schlegel (Frederick), Lectures on the His-
tery of Literature, 271—his character of
Aristophanes, 271-273-probable rea-
son why he selected Socrates as the ob-
ject of ridicule in his Clouds, 273.

derived from the Saracens and Normans, Saccheous (John), an intelligent Eskimaux,
and arising from the feudal ages, 514- biographical notice of, 217-219.
fictions gradually added by the story-tel-Sago-tree, described, 335.
lers, 515-remarks on the peculiar form Saving Banks' Act, remarks on the impo-
of the Italian Romantic poetry, 517-
examination of the Morgante of Pulci,
518-525-and of the Morgante Mag-
giore of Bojardo, 526-comparison be-
tween him and Ariosto, 527-528-ana-
lysis of the Orlando Furioso of Ariosto,
with remarks on his genius, 529-541-Scottish Lowlands, popular fictions of, of
analysis of, and remarks on the Orlando
Innamorato of Berni, 541-544-cha-
racteristics of the heroic and romantic
poetry of the Italians, 544-548-the
Gerusalemme of Tasso, 550-his Aminta,
554-observations on the genius and
misfortunes of Tasso, 555, 556.
Rose, (Wm. Stewart) the Court of Beasts,
a poem, 486-design of the poem, 491
-493-specimens of it, 493-497-re-
marks on its execution, 497, 498.
Ross (Captain), Voyage of Discovery, 213
-observations on his failure and on his
qualifications, 214-progress of the ships
Isabella and Alexander, ib.-remarks on
the author's description of an iceberg,
215-inaccuracy of his engravings, 216
-important observation made at Wygat
island, 217-biographical notice of John
Saccheous, an Eskimaux interpreter, who
accompanied Captain Ross, 217-219-
progress of the voyage, 220-perilous
situation of the ships, ib.-account of in-
terviews with Eskimaux, 221-224-
proof that they obtained their iron from
aerolites, 224, 225-description of their
manners, pursuits, and mode of living,
227, 228-account of the red snow,

Teutonic origin, 97, 98.
Shelley, (P. B.) Laon and Cythua, cha-
racter of, 461-remarks on the tendency
of the poetical school to which he be-
longs, 460-character of his Revolt of
Islanı, 461-beautiful stanzas from that
poem, 462-reasons why it never can
become popular, ib.-specimen of Mr.
Shelley's philosophical creed, 463—and
of his aversion to Christianity, 464-re-
marks on his political system and designs,
as displayed in his poem, 465-471.
Slave-holding system, in America, evils of,
10. 132. 146, 147.

Slavery, perpetuated in Kentucky, in defi-
ance of law, 153-barbarous treatment
of a negro slave there, 154-curious ad-
vertisements for slaves, 130, 131. 154,

Snow (Red), found by Captain Ross, ac-
count of, 229-its colouring matter
proved to be a vegetable product, 230—
and a species of moss, 231-notices of
red snow, seen in various countries, 232.
Society, state of, at New York, 127-130
at Boston, 141-at Philadelphia, 146,
147-in Kentucky, 154-156-and at
New Orleans, 157–159.

found by Captain Ross, 229-the co-Socrates, character of, by M. Schlegel, 271
louring matter proved to be a vegetable
product, 230-and a species of moss, 251
-notices of red snow seen in various
countries, 232-remarks on Captain
Ross's accounts of Wolstenholme Sound,
Whale Sound, and Sir Thomas Smith's
Sound of Baffiu, 233–236—examination
of Captain Ross's inconsistencies in his
account of Lancaster Sound in Baffin's
Bay, 237-244-extract and sketch of
it, from Lieut. Parry's private journal,
244, 245, notes-Captain Ross's justifica
tion of his conduct, 246, 247-examina-
tion of it, 247-253-description of the
country, on the westerly point of Lan-
caster Sound, 253-remarks on the con-
duct of Captain Ross, 254-256-state-

-273-portrait of the philosopher as re-
presented by Aristophanes in the Clouds,
295-300-proofs that he did not write
to ridicule Socrates, but the sophists of
that time, 311-316-remarks on the
character of Socrates, 319, 320.
Sophists (Greek), principles and practices
of, exposed, 289-291-were ridiculed
by Aristophanes, 311-316.

Spain, remarks on the popular fictions of,


Statutes of the United Kingdom, 398-lawr
originally simple, ib.-causes of theis
subsequent complexity, 399-increasing
bulk of the English statute law, 405, 406
-remarks on its causes, the number of
revenue laws, 406–409—of laws grant-


ing bounties on exportation and importa-
tion, and prohibiting exportation and im-
portation for a limited or unlimited time,
410-412-the number of local acts of
parliament, 413-of particular acts, 414

-and of temporary acts, 415, 416-Turtle-fishery of South America, described,
these enactments not sufficiently watched
by members of parliament, 416-obser-
vations on the careless and inaccurate
language in which the statutes are usually
drawn up, 417-419-excessive love of
legislation, the most powerful cause of the
increase and imperfection of our statute
laws, 419-430.

Swiss, capricious taste of, in their church-
yards, 395.


Tasso's Gerusalemme, analysis of, 550-
553-character of his Amiuta, 554-ob-
servations on his genius and misfortunes,
555, 556.

Tassoni's Secchia Rapita, design and cha-
racter of, 506-508.
Taxes, a few heavy ones, preferable to

many and vexatious small ones, 409.
Tea, how dried, in China, 87-reasons why
the tea-plant cannot be cultivated else-
where, 88.

Temperature of the Arctic regions, observa-
tions and experiments on, 259, 260.
Temporary acts of parliament, evils of the
increased number of, considered, 413-


Teutons, remarks on the popular fictions of,
93-the popular tales of England and of
the Scottish Lowlands, probably of Teu-
tonic origin, 97.
Thury (L. H.) Description des Catacombes
de Paris, 359. See Catacombs, Ceme-

Tom Thumb, notice of the popular tradition
respecting, 101.

treacherously seized by order of Buona-
parte, carried to France, and put to
death, 447.

Tradition (unauthoritative), importance of,
illustrated, 353-357.



Universities, claims of, to eleven copies of
every work, considered, 202-proofs of
the oppressive results to literature, 202–
204 strictures on the specious argu-
ments urged in behalf of the claims of
the university of Cambridge, 200, 201—
the rapacious claims of certain universi-
ties exposed, 206, 207.


Vampire-bat, described, 70.
Vanity (American), specimen of, 24.
Variation of the magnetic needle, experi-
ments on, 257, 258.

Vitruvius, plan of the work of, on architec-
ture, 28-character of him, 29, 30-in-
correct state of the MSS. of his work, 31
-analysis of Mr. Wilkins's translation of
it, with remarks, 32-40.

Welsh, remarks on the popular fictions of,


Whistlecraft (Messrs.) Prospectus of a Na-
tional Poem, 486-specimens of it with
remarks, 498-503-advice to the au-
thor, 508.

Wilkins (William), the civil architecture

of Vitruvius, translated, 25-notice of
his introduction, 31-35-analysis of his
translation, with remarks, 36-40.

Xenophon, character of, 316-318.

Toussaint L'Ouverture, character of, 440-
his rise to power, 441-anecdote of his
integrity, 442, 443-his excellent disci-
pline, 443-prosperity of St. Domingo,
ib. 444--account of the expedition sent
against him under General Le Clerc, 444, Zurla (Abate), Dissertazioni di Marco Polo,
445 pacification concluded between the &c. 177-defective plan of his work,
blacks and the French, 446-Toussaint | 179.



Youth, total insubordination of, in Ame-
rica, 8, 9.



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