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VOL. XVIU. NO. XXXVI.
IN D E X
EIGHTEENTH VOLUME OF THE QUARTERLY
Bednore (fortress of), causes of its sur-
render to the English, 64.
ract, 158—Remarks on his style, ib. 159, anecdotes of its valour and fidelity, 407
liis ridicule of a mixed government, ib.-
affirms the field of Waterloo to be the
on the present goverument, 131, and on
tain populous boroughs, 131, 132–
sex, 133—inadequacy of moderate re-
gant eulogy of, by Lope de Vega, ib. the Whigs, 134—concluding advice tu
Bentley (Dr.), points of resemblance be-
notices of, 368, 369—notices of re- Bernadotte, interesting anecdote of, 63, 64.
tice of, 6.
antiquity of such appeals, 183—not ne- -anecdotes of its valour and fidelity,
Bowditch (Mr.), account of his mission to
anticipated by the Spaniards, 4–6– Brazil, state of, in 1640, 99—villainous
conduct of the Dutch towards the Por-
management of their power, 101, 102-
Portugal, 109—fruitless efforts of the
124–state of the Portugueze colonies, in
Bridges (military), observations on the con-
struction of, 426–430.
land, 186---form of it, 187, 188-sin- African Association, 362—sketch of his