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nicle, ib. 278, 279-of Asser's Life of
ABERCORN (Marquis of), anecdotes of, King Alfred, 279—of the Chronicle of
213, 214.

Florence of Worcester, 280, 281--of the
Abolition of slave-trade. See Slave-Trade. Chronicle usually ascribed to Matthew
Actors, French and English, compared, of Westminster, 281, 282 — and of
229, 230.

Simon of Durham, 282_character of
Adultery, prevalence of, in France, 453, the History of Henry of Huntingdon,

282, 283—of William of Malniesbury,
Æthylbyrht, laws of, 259.

284-of Nennius, 284, 285—of Geoffrey
Africa. See Slave-Trade.

of Monmouth, 285—289—of Ingulphus,
African Institution, suggestion of the di- 289—292-anachronisms detected in

rectors of, concerning free-labour, 601 - this work, 294notice of several manu-
remarks thereon, 602.

scripts of this History, 294–296~0b-
Alienation of property, different modes of, servations on the interpretation of these

552—by the act of the party, ib.—hy ancient authorities, 296, 297—compara-
deed, 553—by will, 554, 555—of in- tive merits of the several Anglo-Saxon
voluntary alienation, 555, 556—and by historians, 298.
adverse possession, 556, 557.

Architectural improvements. See London.
Alligators of Sumatra, notice of, 102. Ashmolean Museum, notice of, 166.
Alphabet (Latin), when introduced among Asser's Life of King Alfred, account of,
the Anglo-Saxons, 257.

America, the government of the United Astronomical Society of London, notice of,

States of, sincere in its desire to put an 163.
end to the slave-trade, 584--decree, of Aurora Islands, proved to have no exist-
the new states of Spanish America against

ence, 398, 399.
it, 585.

Anderson (John, Esq.), Mission to the Bacon (Lord), aphorisms of, on making

East Coast of Sumatra, 99-object of statutes, 559.

his mission, 100. See Sumatra. Bacon's sculpture, character of, 125, 126.
Anglo-Saxons, origin of the runes of, 254 Bage's novels, strictures on, 367-370.

-the Latin alphabet, when introduced Bailey's sculpture, character of, 133.
among them, 257-application of it and Bankes's sculpture, character of, 126.
of writing to legal documents and to Bannister (Mr.), anecdote of, 248.
legislation, 258—notice of the laws of Battas, a native race of Sumatra, cannibal-
Æthylbyrht, 259--of Hlothære, Eadric ism of, 107–109.
and Wintræd, ib.—and of some succeed- Bede's Ecclesiastical History, character of,
ing kings, 260—the Anglo-Saxon laws 275, 276.
confirmed by William the Norman, ib.-- Bellay (Joachim), verses of, on the Tiber
extract from his laws in Norman French, and the ruins of Rome, 316-translations
261—remarks thereon, ib.—comparison of them by Spenser and Quevedo, ib.
of it with the style of the Anglo-Saxon

laws, 262, 263—difficulties attendant on Bernardi (Oronzio di) on the Art of Swim-
the investigation of the constitutional his- ming, 35—character of the German
tory of the Anglo-Saxons, 264—their translation of his work, 37-outline of
laws enacted in the Witenagemot, 265— his method and theory of swimming, 41
notice of a compact between the Anglo- -43—his reason for recommending the
Saxons and the ancient Britons, 265– upright position in swimming, 40—its
Anglo-Saxon charters, legislative docu- successful practice, 44-results of his
ments, 266—but to be examined with plan, 45.
great caution, 267—270—materials. of Birds (fossil), notice of, 520.
the Anglo-Saxon chronicles, 270-gene- Births, number of legitimate and illegiti-
alogies and pedigrees, ib. 271-historical mate, at Paris, 454-remarks thereon,
songs, 272-degree of credibility to ib. 455.
which they are entitled, 273, 274 Boaden (James), Memoirs of the Life of
notice of the treatise of Gildas the Wise, John Philip Kemble, 196—character of
275-character of Bede's ecclesiastical his work, 203, 204-241. See Kemble.
history, ib. 276–of the monastic chro- Botanical collections, notice of the principal,
niclers, 277-account of the Saxon Chro- 158.


Brazilian government, conduct of, with re- Campeggio (Cardinal), splendid reception

gard to the slave-tråde, 601_description of, in England, 341, 542.
of a Brazilian slave-trader, ib.

Canal navigation, in England, progress of,
Bristol Institution, notice of, 169.

British Museum, institution of, 155—Cannibalism, existence of, among the

reasons why some of the collections Battas, 107-109.
therein should be separated, and form Canova (Antonio), birth and early educa-
detached museums, as in France, 156% tion of, 110, 111-goes to Rome, 112-
number of volumes in its library, com- bis reception and patrons there, ib.
pared with those of the Bodleian library list of his productions, with remarks, 113,
at Oxford, and certain foreign libraries, 114-116-character of his historical
157—liberal admissions now given to works, of a religious kind, 116, 117.
the British Museum, 158-improvements Capon (John, Bishop of Salisbury), notice
carrying on there, 184.

of, 342.
Britons, notice of a compact between them Carey's (Mr.) translation of Dante, speci-
and the Anglo-Saxons, 265.

men of, with remarks, 8, 9.
Britton (John), Cathedral Antiquities and Cathedrals, observations on the destruction

Life, 305-struggles of bis early life, of, in various ages, 315-318+account
310_books read by him, 311-his first of Salisbury cathedral, 319–349.
literary adventure in conjunction with Cesarotti's translation of the Iliad, defects
Mr. Brayley, 311, 312-circumstances of, 4, 5.
which led to the publication of his Chancery (court of), Report of Commis-
• Beauties of Wiltshire,' 312, 313—and sioners of Inquiry into, notice of, 540,
the • Beauties of England and Wales,' 541 -- and of the remarks thereon,
314-plan and character of that work, ib. ascribed to a noble lord, 541, 542-
315-account of his Antiquities of Salis- recommendation of the commissioners
bury Cathedral, 319–349. See Salis- respecting the law and practice of con-

veyancing, 547, 543.
Burke, (Rt. Hon. Edmand) high station Chantrey's sculpture, character of, 131—

attained by him asa parliamentary leader, 133.
457—importance of the period during Charges on lands, observations on, 571,
which he lived, 458—inveteracy of the 572.
attacks on his memory, 461-character Charters of the Anglo-Saxons, legislative
of his political enemies, 461, 462_early documents, 266—but to be examined
parliamentary career of Mr. Burke, 463 with great caution, and why, 267—270.
-remarks on bis conduct during the Ame- Children, number of, born at Paris, between
rican war, 464-procures the publication 1815 and 1824-454-remarks thereon,
of debates and proceedings in parliament, ib. 455-number of deaths, during the
465_his disinterested exertions in behalf same period, 455—remarks thereon, ib.
of Ireland, 465, 466-reform in public 456.
accounts procured by him, 467-wisdom Chronicles of the Anglo-Saxouis, sources of,
of his suggestions in behalf of negro 270-275-characters of the principal
slaves, ib. 466—his conduct during the chroniclers, 276—282.
trial of Mr. Hastings, 460—integrity of Chronology of the Anglo-Saxon historians,
his subsequent political conduct, 470 strictures on, 296, 297.
vindication of bis conduct and sentiments Chronometers, English, superiority of, 77.
respecting the French revolution, 471- Cibber's sculpture, remarks on, 123.
474_Mr. Burke vindicated from the Civilization, origin and progress of, 57
charge of venality, 474-and of political in England it preceded France by more
treachery, 475, 476—his influence, both than a century and a half, 47-57, 58.
as an orator and as a writer, examined, Clapperton, (Captain) arrival of, in the in-
476480-value and importance of his terior of Africa, 604, note.
political writings, 480, 481—their moral Climate of Sumatra, 104.
tendency, 482 — vindication of Mr. Coal district of England, geological obser-
Burke's writings from the charge of ex- vations on, 533-535.
aggeration, 482 — 485 — his estimable Coldwell (Bishop of Salisbury), notice of,
private character, 486, 487.


College of Surgeons, account of the Museum

of, 160, 161.
Cambridge Philosophical Society, notice Colman and Kemble, notice of the dispute
of, 169,

between, 232.


Commerce of England, sketch of the pro- 19-character of his work, 35. See

gressive increase of, and its superiority Iron Mask.
over that of France, 81-85.

England, real state of, but little known to
Comuneros, a secret society in Spain, the French, and why, 46m-proofs that
account of, 500-502.

civilization is there more advanced than
Copyholds, observations on the law of, in any country on the continent, 47–
557, 558.

particularly France, by a century and a
Cooper's (Mr.) novels, character of, 577. half, ib.-refutation of the assertion that
Coriolanus, character of, how performed by England has not been the protector of
Mr. Kemble, 223.

the liberties of other nations, 52, 53,
Cotton, when brought to Europe, 69-ac- proofs of her superiority over France in

count of the cotton manufactures of various respects, 58--particularly in her
England, ib. 70-application of steam- woollen manufactures, 59. 61–contrast
engine machinery to it, 92.

of them with the state of the woollen ma-
Cotton, Bishop of Salisbury, notice of, 346. nufactures of France, 62, 63-reasons
Covent-Garden Theatre, share of, pur- why our manufactures are superior to

chased by Mr. Kemble, 231--destroyed those of France, 63-comparison of the
by fire, 235-observations on the in- amount of woollens wrought in England
creased extent upon which it was re- in 1818, with the value of silk manufac-
built, 235—237—0. P. riots there, 238, tured in France, 66–progress of the
239—Mr. Kemble's retirement from it, silk manufacture in England, 67-of the

cotton manufacture, 69, 70-of the linen
Creditors, observations on the rights of, manufacture, 70, 71--superiority of the

English in the metallurgic arts, 72, 73
Croker (J. W. Esq.), Letter to the Earl of in pottery, 74 and in the manufacture
Liverpool, 179—its object, 184.

of glass for optical and astronomical pur-

poses, 75, 76_-superiority of English
Délices de la Grande Bretagne, notice of, chronometers, 77—-progressive increase
305, 306.

of post-office revenues, 80-superior in
Delort (J.), Histoire de l'Homme au amount to those of France, ib. 81-sketch

Masque de Fer, 19-character of his of the progressive increase of British
work, 20. See Iron Mask.

commerce, and its superiority to

Descent, new system of, proposed, 564. commerce of France, 81–85-progress
Divorces, numbers of, in Paris, 450-com- of canal navigation in England, 86%
pared with those in England, ib.

force of the steam-engines employed
Drama, real pleasures of, fairly estimated, there, 91-application of them to the

197—199--remarks on the application manufacture of cotton, 92_superiority
of the drama to history, 199, 200—its of England over France accounted for,
important influence on the morals of a 96-98-grandeur of her future pros-
country, 200, 201-Mr. Kemble's atten- pects, 98, 99-geological observations on
tion to dramatic costume, 225, 226 the south-western coal district of Eng-
and scenery, 226. See Novels.

land, 533–535.
Drury-Lane Theatre, management of, un- Entails

, operation of the law of, 550-552.
der Mr. Kemble's directions, 224—230 Esteban (Don), proofs that the author of
-his retirement from it, 231.

this novel had English assistance, 488–
Dupin (M.), incorrect assertions of, re- 490.
specting England, 56~-refutation of them,

57, et seq. 88, 89-character of his work Ferdinand, King of Spain, character of,
on England, 87.

considered, 494—497.

Fernando Po, island of, recommended as
Eadric, notice of the laws of, 259.

the principal station on the coast of
East India Company's Library and Mu. Africa, for prevention of the slave-trade,
seum, notice of, 161.

602—its importance and advantageous
Ebony, captured negros so termed by situation, 603-account of a transaction
French slave-traders, 594, 595.

between Spain and Portugal, from which
Edmund, Canon of Salisbury, biographical it appears that neither of those powers

notice of, 328, 329–pretended miracles has any right to this island, 605-607,
ascribed to him, 330, 331.

Fielding, novels of, compared with those of
Egyptian sculpture, character of, 118. Smollett, 372 376 - habits of this
Ellis (Hon. G. A.), The True History of writer, 370.
the State Prisoner, called The Iron Mask, Flaxman's sculpture, character of, 128.



Florence of Worcester's Chronicle, account 423—426—her frivolity, 427-distin-
of, 280, 281.

guished for her love of bonbons, 428—
Fossil Organic Remains, account of, 509– her extravagant commendations of Bo-

mammiferous animals,' 510---512-re- nald, 429~her censures of M. de La-
marks on the marine deposits with which martine, 430—and Madaine de Staël,
the strata inclosing them are covered, 430, 431–lavish encomiums of the Com-
513—520—remains of fossil birds, 520 tesse de Choiseul-Gouffier, 431–malig-
-oviparous quadrupeds, 521—particu- nity of Madame de Genlis towards her
larly the Ichthyosaurus, ib.—and the aunt, Madame de Montesson, 432—
Plesiosaurus, 521, 522—the Megalosau. platonic attachment of the latter to the
rus, 523—fossil reptiles, 523—Pterodac- Duke of Orleans, ib.—their marriage,
tyls or Flying Lizards, 524_herbivorous 434—marriage of Madame de Genlis's
quadrupeds, 526-fossil shells, ib.m daughter to Monsieur de Valence, the
fossil plants, 527, 528—analogy of the suspected paramour of her aunt, 435–
fossils of Stonesfield and Cuckfield, 531, remarks on the profligacy of this anec-
532-observations on the south-western dote, 436— intrigue of the Vicomte de
coal district of England, 533–535.

C with Madame de Genlis, 437–
France, review of the conduct of, with re- 439—anecdote of his profligacy, 439–

gard to the abolition of the slave-trade, state of society in France contrasted with
583—586—592_instances of atrocity that of England, 441–455-character of
on board of French slave-traders, 589- Madame de Genlis's work, 456.
592—and of the reluctance with which Geoffrey of Monmouth's History, critical
the officers of French cruizers dis- analysis of, 285–289.
charge their duty, 588—the French Geological Society of London, votice of,
traders associated with the Portugueze, 162—and of the Royal Geological So-
and with the Spaniards, 592, 593–inef- ciety of Cornwall, 166—their Transac-
ficiency of the French laws, admitted by tionis, 507—importance and progress of
Baron Damas, 599—the public voice, in the science of geology, 507—509–
France, beginning to declare against the sketch of geological discoveries, 509–
slave-trade, 567.

537 — beneficial results of these
Franklin (Dr.), observations of, on swim- searches, 535-540. See Fossil Organic
ming, 36.

French nation ignorant of the real state of Ghest (Laurence), persecution of, for deny-

England, and why, 46~superiority of ing the Romish ductrine of transubstan.
England over France in civilization by a tiation, 340_his martyrdom, ib.
century and a half, 47, 48—effects of Gildas the Wise, notice of the treatise of,
vanity on family connections in France, 275.
51, 52—state of the woollen manufac- Glass, superior manufacture of, in England,
tures, 62, 63—origiŋ and progress of the for optical and astronomical purposes,
silk manufactures there, 64-66—the 75, 76.
French trade to Mexico, why not so flou- Gleig (Mr.), The Subaltern, 406—sketch
rishing as that of the English, 95-moral of Lord Wellington's campaign in 1813,
state of society in France and England 408, 409_defeat of the French at the
contrasted, 441–453.

battle of Vittoria, 410_account of the
French Serjeant, Adventures of, 406—cha- storming of St. Sebastian's, 411–413–

racter of the book, 417—is landed on the the author's reflections on subsequently
island of Cabrera, ib.-description of the visiting that fortress, 413, 414-amuse-
distribution of rations among the French ments while the British army were in
prisoners, 418-—their pursuits and amuse- cantonments, 415..
ments, 419_description of his dramatic Goethe's Faust, design of, 138—translated
performances, 420, 421.

by Lord F. L. Gower and Mr. Shelley,

136-character of Lord Gower's trans-
Garrick's style of performances compared lation, 147, 148—observations on his

with that of Mr. Kemble, 212, 213. 215, omissions, 137–140—specimens of his

version, with remarks, 141-147—cha-
Gauden (Bishop), notice of, 347.

racter of the portions translated by Mr.
Genealogies, a source of the Anglo-Saxon Shelley, 148—specimens of it, with re-
Chronicles, 270, 271.

marks, 149–151.
Genlis (Madame de), Mémoires de, 421— Gravity (specific) of the human body

anecdotes of her early years, 422-in- water, 35 and note.
stances of her vanity and self-adulation, Greek sculpture, character of, 119.


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