Imágenes de páginas

San Fernando, 139, 140—town and
plain of Cumanacoa, 141—remarkable
caverns of Cuchivano, 141, 142—beau-
tiful climate and scenery on the plateau
of Coeollar, 142—liberality of the Spanish
monks to M. de Humboldt, 143, 144—
description of- the cavern of Guaeharo,
144, J 45—gigantic growth of the fern-
tribe, 14a—barbarous treatment of slaves
by the Spaniards, 146—state of society
at Cariaco, 147—observations on the
coruplexious of the inhabitants of South
America, 148—description of a remark-
able earthquake at Cumana, 149—151
—description of the country of Caraccas
or Venezuela, 153—158.

Hunt (Leigh), ' Foliage,' a collection of
poems, 324—strictures on his dedication,
325—and on a passage of his preface,
326—329—his real merits, 329, 330—
specimens of his poems, with remarks,
330—332—specimens of his translations,
333^-concIuding strictures, 334, 335.

Jlyder Ali, war of, with the Mahrattas, 47
— his treachery to Nunjerai, 48—defeats
the English under Captain Nixon, 49—
is himself defeated by the Mahrattas, 50—
anecdotes of his ingratitude, avarice, and
. cruelty, 51—55—his successes against
the English, 56—58—his reflections on
his precarious situation, 59—bis death
and character, 60—63.


Ice, floating masses of, discovered, in com-
paratively low latitudes, 200.—See Polar

India, inhabitants of, why attached to the
British government, 386, 387.

Indian Native Army, origin of, at Madras,
388—anecdotes of the fidelity and good
conduct of the Sepoys there, 389—394
—particularly of the governor's body
guard, 395, 396—their patience, inte-
grity, and endurance of privations, 397
—401—description of the sepoys of Bo
bay, 402—instances of their fidelity, bra-
yery, and good conduct, 403—406—
origin of the Bengal native army, 413,
414—account of the native corps called
'the Mathews,' 407, 408—the 'Red
Battalion,' 408—anecdotes of their fide-
lity and valour, 409. 412. 414—419,420.

Isidore (St.), account of, 34—and of Lope
de Vega's poem on him, 35—39.


Jaetters, the aboriginal inhabitants of Ice-
land, account of, 490, 491.

Jesuits, account of the labours of, and
•f thair establishment* in Paraguay,

112—122—causes of their failure in Bra-
zil, 123, 124.


Kendall (E. A.), Argument on Appeal of
Murder and Trial by Battle, 177—cha-
racter of the work, 179, 180. 191. See
Appeal of Murder aud Battle.

Kirkton (Rev. James), Secret History of
the Church of Scotland, 502—account
of the author, 504—specimens of bis
preaching, 505, 506—remarks on hu
editor, 531—534.—See Church of Scot-

Lang (Master), gallant conduct of, 58.

Lithgow, curious celebration of the Resto-
ration at, 522, 523.

Loo Choo Island, account of a coral reef at,
314—hospitality of the inhabitants to the
English, 314, 315—interesting particu-
lars respecting one of the islanders, 317
—319—remarks on their character and
manners, 323, 324.

Lope de Vega Carpio, birth and education
of, 1—patronized by the Duke of Alva,
2—his extravagant eulogy of the duke, ib.
—marries, 3—singular eclogue of Lope
on the death of his wife, ib.—enters the
army, 4—embarks on board the Spanish
Armada, 6—his misfortunes during the
voyage, 7—marries again, 8—strictures
on two of his sonnets relative to that
event, 9—is again a widower, ib.—be-
comes an ecclesiastic, 10—his death and
posthumous honours,ib.—the various con-
tradictory accounts relative to the num-
ber of his productions considered, 11,12
—respect paid to his person, 13—com-
parison of his Arcadia and that of San-
nazaro, 14—fable of Lope de Vega's
Arcadia, with remarks, 16—18—speci-
mens of it, 19, 20—plan of his Her-
mosura de Angelica, 20—22—specimen*
of it, 22, 23, 24—plan of his Dra-
gontea, a poem on Sir Francis Drake,
25—29—character of his Jerusalem, with
specimens, 29—31—ridiculed by Diogo
de Sousa, 33—plan ol his poem of Isi-
dro de Madrid, 34—40—notice of his
pieces, published under the assumed
name of Burguillos, 40—43—account of
his Rimas Sacras, 44—46.

.Madera, a chieftain of Loo Choo, interesting

anecdotes of, 317—319, 320, 321.
Madras Native Army, origin of, 388—
anecdotes of its bravery and fidelity,
389—396—its patience and fortitude un-
der severe privations, 397—401.



Malo (M. C), Panorama d'Angleterre, 223
-—strictures on his motto, 224—on his
characters of our public men, 225—and
the police and manners of London, 226
—curious blunders concerning parlia-
mentary reform, 226, 227—on the Red
Book, 227—and the English bishoprics,
ib.—his false view of the state of the arts
in England, 228.

Manufacturing Poor, plan of providing for,
284, 285.

Marriages among the Poor, effects of the
present system of poor laws on, 269—
considerations on the marriages of the
poor, 293, 294.

Meduse (La), account of the shipwreck of,
168—175—parallel between the conduct
of Captaiu Maxwell and that of the
Erench officers under the same circum-
stances, 175, 176.

Memnon, notice of the colossal statue of,

Mendicity, suggestions for checking, 291,

Methven (Lady), curious anecdotes of, 534,

Mountains of New Andalusia, description
of, 137—beautiful view from the peaked
mountain of Silla, 156, 157.

Mozart, early love of, for music, 88—
anecdotes of his musical skill and per-
formances, 89, 90—particularly in Eng-
Jand, 90—92—travels in Italy, 92—Dr.
Burney's character of him at the age of
sixteen, 93—composes the opera of Ido-
ineneo, 93—account of his peculiar me-
thod of composition, 94—description of
his personal appearance and habits of
private life, 95—extraordinary circum-
stances attending the composition of his
Requiem, 96—lionourable testimony of
Haydn to his excellence, ib.—Parallel
between those two great composers, 97,
98—Mozart's tribute to the talents of
Handel, 98.


North West Passage, former attempts to dis-
cover, why unsuccessful, 212, 213, 223
-—grounds for believing the existenceof a
passage from the Atlantic into the Pacific
ocean, 213—diagram, illustrative of the
subject, 214—observations tending to
prove the existence of the north-west
passage, 214—223.


Officers, discharged under half-pay, sugges-
tions for employing, 306.

Overseers (salaried), advantage of having,

Paraguay, state of, at the arrival of the Je-
suits, 110, 111—account of their labours
in civilizing the Indians, 112—their dif-
ficulties, 113—manoeuvres of the Spa-
niards, to prevent the civilization of the
Indians, 113, 114—account of the Re-
ductions, 115—oppressed and ravaged by
the Spaniards, 116, 117—obtain permis-
sion to defend themselves, 117—defeat
their enemies, 118—examination of their
establishments, 119, 120—education of
the Indians, 120,121 —their amusements,

Parish-farms, inefficacy of, 278.

Parliamentary Reform. See Bentbam.

Pastoral poetry, whence introduced into
Spain, 13—why popular, 15.

Fin!land Hills, account of the battle of, 5

Pindarries, origin of, 466-—points of resem-
blance between them and the Cossacks,
467-—powers of the lubbreea or principal
commander, 467, 468—their country de-
scribed, 468—mode of conducting their
marches, 468, 469—their halts at night,
470—attachment to their horses, 471—
their arms, 472—account of their moral
and physical qualities, 472, 473—ra-
vages committed by them in the years
1814 and 1816, 474—mode of dividing
their plunder, 475—account of their prin-
cipal chieftains, 476—479—means by
which alone they can be put down, 480.

Plants, new genera and species of, disco-
vered on the banks of the Zaire or Congo
river, 350, 351.

Polar Basin, reasons for supposing the ex-
istence of, 448—456.

Polar Ice, approximation of, to the south-
ward, the probable cause of the dullness
of the atmosphere during the last two
summers, 201, 202—probable cause of
the disappearance of the polar ice, 203
—important inquiries arising out of such
disappearance, 204—the influence of the
removal of so large a body of ice, on our
own climate, considered, 204—208.

Poor Laws, reports and publications con-
cerning, 259—the present system of poor
laws a perpetual bounty in favour of pau-
perism, 261—danger resnlting from its
continuance, ib. 262, 265—origin of the

. poor laws, 262—amounts of poor rates
between the years 1748 and 1815, 263,
264—pressure of the poor-rates on parti-
cular counties, 266—evils of our present
system, 267, 268—its influence on mar-
riages among the poor, 269—origin of
the workhouse system, 270—evils result-
ing from it, 271, 272—effects of Mr.
Gilbert's act, of 1782, 273—expense of
keeping paupers in workhouses, 274—
notice of the ancient statutes respecting
tlie poor, and their effects at the time
they were passed, 274, 275—review of
various schemes for modifying the pre-
sent system of assessment of poor-rates,
275,276—inefficacy of parish farms, 278
—'examination of the system of cottage-
farms, 278—280—evils of the present
law of settlement, 280—advantage of
having salaried officers, 281—plan of
providing for the agricultural poor, 284,
and for the manufacturing poor, 284,
285—advantage of making the relief of
paupers depend on previous character
and conduct, 287—290—suggestions for
checking vagrancy and mendicity, 291,
292—the marriages of the poor consider-
ed, 293, 294—on making provision for
the industrious aged poor, 295, 2
benefits resulting from the making of re-
lief depend on character, 300—306,
Publications (New), lists of, 254,542.


Reformation in England and Scotland,
comparative observations on, 506, 507.

Rivers, observations on the military pas-
sage of, 425—430.

Russell (James), the assassin of Archbishop
Sharp, account of,539, 540.

Savigny (J. B.) et Correard (A.), Naufrage
de la M£duse, 168—account of the wreck
of that vessel, 169—escape of the gover-
nor of Senegal and part of the passengers
and crew, ib.—sufferings of those who
were put on board a raft, 170—174—
miseries of those left on board the wreck,
175—contrast between the French officers
and crew, and those of H. M. Ship Al-
ceste, 175,176.

Saving Banks, in what respects preferable
to Friendly Societies, 277, 278—their
peculiar advantages, 298, 299, 300.

Scepticism (philosophical), benefits of, 431.

Scotland. See Church of Scotland.

Sepoy s of Madras, description of, 397,398.
—anecdotes of their bravery and good
conduct, 389—396,398—401 —account
of the Sepoys of Bombay, 402—anec-
dotes of their fidelity and valour, 403—
406—origin of the Bengal Sepoys, 413,
414—account of their achievements, 407
—412, 414—420.

Settlements of the poor, evils of the present
system of, 280.

Shaikh Ibrahim, a native Indian officer, gal-
lant conduct of, 395, 396.

Shakspeare, dramatic characters of, vindi-

cated from Mr. Hazlitt's censures, 458—

Sharp (Archbishop), anecdotes of, 517—

account of his murder, 536—539.
Sheffield (Lord), Observations on the Poor

Laws, 259. See Poor Laws.
Simmons, a native of Congo, romantic ad-
ventures of, 343.
Slaves, cruel treatment of, by the Spaniards,

146—their condition hi the Caraccas,

Smith (Capt.), interesting interview of, with

the Bashaw of Tripoli, 370—374,
Smith (Professor), botanist on the expedi-
tion to the river Zaire, account of, 358,

Sounds (musical), curious theory of, 84—

Southey (Robert), History of Brazil, Vol.

II, 99—character of the work, 127,128.

See Brazil.
Stuart (Walking), anecdote of, 51.
Sulphur Island, notice of, 313.


Thorgill, an Iceland chieftain, anecdotes of,
487, 488—wrecked on the coast of
Greenland, 488—his subsequent adven-
tures, 489, 490.

Tippoo Sultaun, accession of, to the throne
of Mysore, 63—anecdotes of his bar-
barity and tyranny^ 64—68—dreadful
retribution on one of his agents, 69—his
death and character, ib. 70.

Tripoli (Bashaw of), interesting conversa-
tion with, 370—372.

Tuckey (Capt.), Narrative of the Expedi-
tion to explore the River Zaire or Congo,
335—contents of the work, 341, 342—
account of the preparations for the voy-
age, 336—339—mortality among the
gentlemen employed, 340—symptoms
and appearance of the Congo fever, 340,
341—departure of the expedition to the
river Zaire, 342—slow progress up the
river, 343—interview with the Chenoo
or King of Embomma, ib. 344—singular
funeral customs of the natives, 344—
progress of Captain Tuckey and his party
beyond the cataracts, 345—biographical
memoir of Captain Tuckey, 355—357—
testimonies to his singular worth, 355,

Tudor (Mr.), comparative anatomist on the
expedition to the river Zaire, notice of,

Vagrancy, suggestions for checking, 291,

Vampires, superstitious notions concerning,
prevalent in Greenland, 494, 495.

Vauquelin de> Yvetaux, anecdotes of, 14,

Vega. See Lope de Vega.


Water, velocity of, explained, 425, 426.

Watson (Bishop), Anecdotes of hisown Life,
229—parallel between him and Bishop
Burnet, 230—strictures on his character
and pursuits, 231,282—account of his
early years and subsequent promotions
in the university, 232—234—his illiberal
observations on verbal criticism censured,
234—bis view of his functions as divinity
professor, 237, 233—points of resem-
blance between Bishop Watson snd Dr.
Bentley, 239—promoted to the see of
Landail', 241—the inconsistency of his
conduct, 242—instances of his vanity,
243—neglect of his diocese, 244—ex-
ceptionable ancedotes of illustrious per-
sonages related by him, 245—his disap-
pointed ambition, 246—view of his reli-
gious opinions, 247—his total want of
delicacy, 249—remarks on his character
and conduct, 249—253.

Wellington (Duke of), anecdote of, 430.

Wliitgift (Archbishop), interesting anec-
dote of, 298.

Williams (Capt.), Account of the Bengal
Army, 365.

Wilks (Colonel), Historical Sketches of the
South of India, Vols. II. and III., 47—
war of Hyder Ali with the Main alias, ib.

—his treachery to Nunjerai, 48—defeat*
the English under Captain Nixon, 49—
is himself defeated by the Mahra'.tas, 50
-—ingratitude of Hyder to Fuzzut Oola
Khan, 51—and Mahomraed Ali, 53—his
iniquitous invasion ot Coorg, ib.—cap-
tures the fortress of Chittledroog, 54—
instances of Hydefs cruelty and avarice,
55—his successes against the English, 56
—58—reflections of Hyder on his situ-
ation ,59—his death and character, 60—
63—accession of Tippoo Sultaun, 63
anecdotes of his barbarity, 64, 65, 66—
and arbitrary conduct, 66, 67, 68—
dreadful retribution on one of his agents,
69—his death and character, ib. 70—re-
marks on Colonel Wilks's work, 71—75.
Workhouses for the poor, origin of the pre-
sent system of, 270—evils resulting from
it, 271—expense of keeping paupers in
them, 273.

Zaire, or Congo River, expedition to, 333—
preparations for the voyage, 336—339—
progress of the expedition' up the river,
343—346—observations on this river,
346, 347—reasons for thinking that its
source is in northern Africa, 347, 348—
and that it proceeds from some great
lake, 348, 349—account of the plants
found on its banks, 350, 351—and ani-
mals, 351—appearance of the villages,
352—climate, ib.—state of the inhabi-
tants, 353—their superstitions, 353—354
—their language, 354.

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