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Adams (Sir William), Treatise on the Cata-
ract, 158—Remarks on his style, id. 159,
and on his definition of cataract, 159—
observations on the cataract of the lenti-
cular rneinbrame, 160,161—its probable
cause, 162—progress of this disease, 162,

163— treatment proposed by this author,

164— remarks on it, 166—167.
Adour (river), gallant passage of, by the

British, 427, 428.
Africa (Northern), account of discoveries

in, 375—378.
Agricultural Poor, plan of providing for,


Alva (duke of), his character, 2—extrava-
gant eulogy of, by Lope de Vega, ib.

Antar, notice of a poem on the adventures
of, 367, and note, 368.

Antiquities(Egy plian), recently discovered,
notices of, 368, 369—notices of re-
searches making for antiquities in the
north of Africa, 370.

Appeal of Murder, nature of, 181, 182—
antiquity of such appeals, 133—not ne-
cessarily connected with trial by battle,
184—the propriety and expediency of
suffering appeals of murder, considered,

Armada (Spanish), victory of, confidently
anticipated by the Spaniards, 4—6—
description of it, 6, 7.

Articles of Perth, account of, 511—ratified
by the Scottish parliament, 512.

Ashantees (king of), account of, 377, 378.

Ashford v. Thornton, case of, 180,181.

Asia and America, non-contiguity of, de-
monstrated, 435—437.

Aurora Borealis, singular beauty of, in the
arctic regions, 492.


Baillie (Colonel), massacre of, and of his
corps, by Hyder Ali, 57.

Battle, trial by, when introduced into Eng-
land, 186—form of it, 187, 188—sin-
gular trial by battle at Montargis, 188,
189—remarks on this mode of trial,

Bednore (fortress of), causes of its sur-
render to the English, 64.

Bengal Native Army, origin of, 413, 414—
anecdotes of its valour and fidelity, 407

Beutham (Jeremy), plan of parliamentary
reform* 128-—remarks on Mr. B.'s inno-
vations on the English language, 129—
his ridicule of a mixed government, ib.
affirms the field of Waterloo to be the
grave of British liberty, 130—strictures
on the present government, 131, and o:i
tire parliamentary representation of cer-
tain populous boroughs,. 131, 132—
claims the right of voting, for the female
sex, 133—inadequacy of moderate re-
form asserted, 133, 134—tirade against
the Whigs, 134—concluding advice to
Mr. Bentham, 135.

Berrtley (Dr.), points of resemblance be-
tween, arrd Bishop Watson, 239.

Bernadotte, interesting anecdote of, 63,64.

Bernardez (Diogo), a Portngueze poet, no-
tice of, 6.

Bombay Native Army, description of, 402
—anecdotes of its valour and fidelity,

Botelho Pereira, adventurous voyage of,
337—339, notes.

Bowditch (Mr.), account of his mission to
the king of the Ashantees, 376, 378.

Brazil, state of, in 1640, 99—villainous
conduct of the Dutch towards the Por-
tugueze, ib. 100, 101—their errors in the
management of their power, 101,102—
oppression of the Port ugueze, 102, 103
—revolt of the latter in Maranham, 103,
104—the Dutch finally cede Brazil to
Portugal, 109—fruitless efforts of the
Jesuits in behalf of the Indians, 123,
124—state of the Portugueze colonies, in
1685, 127.

Bridges (military), observations on the con-
struction of, 426—430.

Eucksoo, a Pindarrie chieftain, account of,
476, 477.

Burchardt (Mr.), enters the service of tire
African Association, 362—sketch of his
travels in Palestine and Egypt, 363, 364
—interesting account of his last hours,
365, 366.

Burnet (Bishop), parallel between, and
Bishop Watson, 230—measures recom-
mended by him to the consideration of
parliament, 259, 260.

Burney (Capt.), memoir of, on the geo-
graphy of the north-eastern part of
Asia, 431—refutation of his doubts on
the authenticity of Deschnew's voyage
round the north east point of Asia, 432
—435—his opinion that Asia and Ame-
rica are contiguous parts of one and the
same continent refuted, 435—437—his
conclusions, arising from the supposed
decreasing depth of the sea, erroneous,


Cambridge University, Augustan age of,

Caraccas, captaincy of, described, 153—
condition of the Indians there, 154—
population, 155—climate, 155, 156—
description of the peaked mountain of
Silla, 157.

Cataract, definition of, 161—the term of
Arabian origin, 162—probable causes,
symptoms, and progress of the cataract
of the lenticular membrane, 162, 163—
account of Sir William Adams's method
of treating this disease, 164, 165—re-
marks thereon, 165—167.

Caverns, remarkable, at Cuchivano, 141,
142—at Guacharo, 144, 145.

Cawder Beg, a Native Indian officer, gal-
lant conduct of, 393, 394, 365.

Chappell {Lieut.), voyage to Hudson's Bay,

Character, advantage of making it a crite-
rion of amount of relief to the poor,

Charles I., arbitrary conduct of, in Scot-
land, 513.

Charles II., attempts of, to restore episco-
pacy in Scotland, 518—522.

Christie (Capt.), honourable character of,

Church of Scotland, state of, at the time
of the reformation, 507—cruelty of the
Earl of Cassilis to the Abbot of Crossra-
guel, 508, 509—modification of episco-
pacy there, 509—the powers of the
bishops restored, 510—effects of this
measure upon the inferior clergy and the
people, 511—Articles of Perth forcibly
introduced by king James, 511—ratified
! by the Scottish parliament, 512—arbi-
trary conduct of Charles I. in Scotland,
513—platform of the reformed church of
Scotland, 514—state of the church during
the rebellion, r>15—the clergy,how no-
minated, 516—anecdotes of Archbishop

Sharp, 517—attempts to restore episco-
pacy by Charles II., 518—522—arbi-
trary conduct of the bishops, 523, 524
—reception of the western curates by
the Scotch, 525—anecdotes of the per-
secuted Scottish covenanters, 527, 528
— battle of Pentland Hills, 529—crusade
of Lady Methven, against the covenanters,
534,535—account of the murder of Arch-
bishop Sharp, 537—539.

Climate of Switzerland and North America,
affected by the progress of ice, 205—of
England, how affected, 206, 207.

Common Prayer book, calculations of Easter
in, vindicated, 496—502.

Congo fever, account of, 340, 341.

Congo river. See Zaire.

Constables, necessity and advantages of
organizing bodies of, 306, 307.

Coral reef, account of the formation of,

Coreans, inhospitable conduct of, 312—
interview of Captain Hall with a Corean
chief, 311.

Cottage farm system, examined, 278—280.
Covenanters (Scottish), anecdotes of, 527

(.'ranch (Mr.), collector of subjects in na-
tural history on the expedition to the
river Zaire, account of, 359, 360.

Crawford (Capt.), honourable character of,
421, 422.

Cuchivano, remarkable caverns at, 141,

Cumana, account of an earthquake at,

Cumauacoa, town and plain of, described,

Current (circumvolving), from the north
Pacific into the north Atlantic, reasons
for supposing the existence of, 440—


Dalias (Mr.), anecdote of, 59, 60.

Davison (John), considerations on the poor
laws, 259.—See Poor Laws.

Deschnew's voyage, authenticity of, vindi-
cated, 432—435.

Douglas(SirH.), Essayon Military Bridges,
423—Exposition of Du Buat's theorem
relative fo the velocily of water, 425,
426—Account of the bridge of boats,
by which the British crossed the river
Adour under Lord Hopetoun, 427, 428
.—passage of rivers by means of flat
batieaux and row boats, 428—and fly-
ing bridges, t'f•.—directions for defend-
ing the passage of a river, 428, 429—
mode of constructing various other kinds
of bridges, 429, 430.
M M 2 Drake

Drake (Sir Francis), traditionary anecdote
of, 27, 28—account of Lope de Vega's
poem on him, 25—28.


Earthquake at Cumana, described, 149

Easter, ecclesiastical computation of, vindi-
cated, 496—502.

Egede (Hans), journal of his residence in
Greenland, 480. See Greenland.

English, manners and constitution, exag-
gerated sketches of, 224—229.

Episcopacy, account of the restoration of,
in Scotland, by James VI., 511—by
Charles II., 518—522—arbitrary con-
duct of the Scottish bishops, 523,524.

Eyre (Mr.), purser of the Congo, notice
of, 358.


Farms. See Cottage farm, Parish farms.

Fernando (San), mission of, described, 139,

Ferns, gigantic growth of, in South Ame-
rica, 145.

Fetiches, or charms, of the inhabitants of
Congo, account of, 354.

Flint (Lieutenant), anecdotes of his intre-
pidity and skill, 56, 57.

Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus,
fable of, 379—382—specimens of the
novel, 383, 384—remarks thereon, 382

Freyre (Gomez), noble conduct of, 126.

Friendly Societies, evils of, 277, 278.


Galwey (Mr.), a volunteer in the expedi-
tion to the river Zaire, biographical no-
tice of, 361, 362.

Gilbert's (Mr.), act of 1782, respecting
poor houses, effects of, 273.

Godwin (Mr.), Mandeville, a tale, 176
—character of it, ib. 177.

Gongora (Luis de), ode of, on the antici-
pated victory of the Spanish Armada,

Greenland (old or East), disappearance of
ice from the eastern coast of, 200—ac-
count of the colony there, 209—its inter-
course with Denmark, when cut off, ib.
—unsuccessful attempts made to ascer-
tain the fate of the colonists, 210—cir-
cumstances lending to prove that Green-
land is either an island or a cluster of
islands, 211, 212—account of ancient
Norwegian ruins at Juliaushaab, -486
—superstitious belief in vampires among
the Greenlauders, 494, 495.

Greenland (west), account of, 481—amount
of trade thence with Denmark, 482—

character of the GreenUaders, 483—
their language,ib.—sacrifices and labours
of the Danish missionaries, 484—horticul-
ture of Greenland, ib.—mineralogy, 485.

Gregorian correction of the calendar, ac-
count of, 497, 498.

Guacharo, cavern of, described, 144, 145.


Hall (Capt), Account of the Loo Choo
Islands, 308—comparison of his work
with that of Mr. M'Leod, 309,310—ac-
count of his interview with a Corean
chief, 311—Inhospitality of the Coreans,
312—notice of Sulphur island, 313—ac-
count of the formation of a coral reef,
314—arrival at Loo Choo, ib.—hospita-
lity of the inhabitants, ib. 315—inter-
course of the English with them, 316—
account of Madera, an interesting is-
lander, 317—319—affecting departure
frorn them, 320, 321—remurks on the
character and manners of these islanders,
323, 324.

Handel, character of, 98.

Hawkey (Lieut.), biographical account of,
357, 358.

Haydn (Francis Joseph), birth of, 73—
his early love of music, 74—account of
his musical education, 74—76—com-
poses music for the Devil on two Sticks,
79—becomes acquainted with Metasta-
sio, 78—enters into the service of the
Esterhazy family, 79—account of hit
visit to England, 80—and of his retire-
ment, 81—anecdotes of his piety, loyalty,
and patriotism, 81, 82—honourable tri-
bute of public esteem to him, 82—hit
mode of composing, 83—parallel between
Haydn and Mozart, 97, 98.

Hazlitt (William), Characters of Shake-
spear's plays, 458—remarks on his abuse
of his critical predecessors, 458, 459—
and on his style, 459—strictures on his
account of Cymbeline and Macbeth,
460—Hamlet, 461—Romeo and Juliet,
and the Merchant of Venice, ib. 462—
King Lear, 462—his observation on
Shaksptare's immorality, refuted, 463—
vindication of Shakspeare's loyalty, 464
—exposure of Mr. Hazlitt's sophistries,
465, 466.

Holland (Lord), account of the lives of
Lope de Vega and Guillen de Castro, 1
—strictures on his theory.

Humboldt and Bonpland (MM.), travels
of, part II. 185—general observations
on M. de Humboldt's style of narration,
186—description of the mountains of
New Andalusia, and the neighbouring
regions, 137, 138—and of the mission of


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