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Tol. xxxvi. Mh INDEX




AoAiis(Sir William), Treatise on theCata-
ract, 158—Remarks on his style, ih. 159,
and on his definition of cataract, 159—
observations on the cataract of the lenti-
cular membraaie, 160,161—its probable
cause, 162—progress of this disease, 162,
163—treatment proposed by this autlior,
164—remarks on it, 166—167.

Adour (river), gallant passage of, by the
British, 427, 4'.'8.

Africa (Northern), account of discoveries
in, 375—S78.

Agricultural Poor, plan of providing for,

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

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

Antiquities (Egyptian), recently discovered
notices of, S68, 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, 183—not ne-
cessarily connected with trial bv 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.

Aahantees (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 Montarpis, 188,
189—remarks on Uiis mode of trial,

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

Bengal Native Army, origin of, 41S, 414—
anecdotes of its valour and fidelity, 407

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

Benthy (Dr.), points of resemblance be-
tween, and Bishop Watson, 239.

Bemadotte, interesting anecdote of, 63,64.

Bemardez (I)iogo), a Portuguese poet, no-
tice of, 6.

Bombay Native Arrqy, description of, 402
—anecdotes of its valour and ndelitv,

Botelho Pereira, adveuturoua 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 errorsin tlie-
management of their power, 101.102—
oppression of the Portuguezc, 102, 103
—revolt of the latter in Maranham, 10.5,
104—the Dutch finally cede Brazil to
Portugal, 109—fruitless efforts of the
Jesuits in behalf of the Indians, l'JS,
124—state of the Portuguezc colonies, in
1685, 127.

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

Bucksoo, a Piodarrie chieftain, account of,
476, 477.

Burchardt (Mr.), enters the service of the
African Association, 562—sketch of his
travels in Palestine and Egypt, 363, 364
—interesting account of his last hours,
365, S66.


CufMt (Bishop). pnraaW hemes, acd|
Bishop Wiud, 230—snv si are t. Ticaei |
mended by hiss to the rraTsirWialion of
parliament, 259. teft.

Barney (Capt.). Ioh of, on the geo-
graphy of the nonh-eastern pan of
Asia, 431—refutation at his donbts oa
the authenticity of Deschocw's voyage
round the north eaM point of Asia, 432
—453—his opinion that Asa and Asne-
rica are conrjgaoas pans of one and the
(ante continent refuted, 435—437—his
conclusions, arisiug from the supposed
decreasing depth of the sea, erroneous,


Cambridge TJniversitT, Augustan age of,

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

Cataract, definition of, 161—the term of
Arabian origin, 161—probable causes,
symptoms, and progress of the cataract
of the lenticular membrane, 16?, 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.

Cawdcr Beg, a Satire Indian officer, gal-
lant conduct of, 393, S94, 365.

Cliappell (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, ill Scot-
land, 513.

Cbarles 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 tlie 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
bishop'- restored, 510—etiects of this
measure upvu 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, 515—the clergy, how no-
minated, 516—anecdotes of Archbishop

Scarp, 517—attempts to restore episco-
pacy by Charles II-, 518—52*—arbi-
trary conduct of the bishops, 523,524
—reception of tbe western curates by
the Scutch, 525—anecdotes of tbe per-
arcaleal Sconish covenanters, 527, 528
—battle of Pentland HiUs, 529—crusade
of Lady Met oven, against the covenanters,
534,535—account of the BMirder of Arch-
bishop Sharp, 537—539.

Climate of Switaeriand and North America,
alimsi by the progress of ice, 205—of
England, how aafected, 206, 207.

Cnmaaan Piijn hnrii. rilriilstiniii nl"Fuln
in, vindicated, 496—502-

Congo fa Hi, account of, 340, S41.

Congo river. See Zaire.

Constables, necnairy and advantages of
organising bodies of, S06, 307.

Coral reef, account of the formation of,

Coreans, inhospitable conduct of, 312—
interview of Captain Hall with a Coreatn
chief, 31U

Cottage fann system, examined, 278—280.

Covenanters (Scottish), anecdotes of, 527

Cranch (Sir.), collector of subjects in na-
tural history on the expedition to tbe
river Zaire, account of, 359, 360.

Crawford (Capt.), honourable character of,

Cuchivano, remarkable caverns at, 141,

Cumana, account of an earthquake at,

Curuauacoa, town and plain of, described,

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


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

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

Deschnciv's voyage, authenticity of, vindi-
cated, 432—135.

Douglas(SirH.), Essay on Military Bridges,
423—Exposition of Du Buai'.i theorem
relative to the velocity 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
batteaux and row boats, 428—and liv-
ing bridges, ib.—directions for defend-
ing the passage of a river, 428, 429—
mode of constructing various other kinds
of bridges, 429, 430.
M vi 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—5«2—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 Modem 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.


Calwey (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,
4, 5

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 late of the colonists, 210—cir-
cumstances tending to prove thnt Green-
land is either ati island or a cluster of
islands, 211, 212—-account of ancient
Norwegian ruins at Julianshaab, 486
—suf>erstitious belief in vampires among
the Greenlanders, 494, 495.

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

character of the Greenlanders, 4B5—
their language, t6.—sacrifices and labour*
of the Danish missionaries, 484—horrieal-
ture of Greenland, i6.—mineralogy, 485.

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

Guacharo, cavern of, described, 144,145.


Hall (Capt.), Account of the Loo Choa
Islands, 308—comparison of his work
with that of Mr. M'Leod, 309,310— ac-
count of his interview with a Coreaii
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 Chon, 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 departJre
from them, 320, 321—remarks 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, 71—account of
his musical education, 74—76—com-
poses music for the Devil on two Sticks,
79—becomes acquainted with Metssta-
sio, 78—enters into the service of the
Esterhazy family, 79—account of his
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 hiro, 82—his
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 Cyrubeline aud Macbeth,
460—Hamlet, 461—Romeo and Juliet,
and the Merchant of Venice, ib. 462—
King Lear, 462—his observation oa
Shakspi are's immorality, refuted, 463—
vindication of Sliakspeare'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
—stricture's 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—aud of the mission of
Sam Fernando, 139, 140—town and
plain of Cumanacoa, 141—remarkable
caverns of Cuchivuno, 141, 142—beau-
tiful climate and scenery on the plateau
•fCocolhir,142—liberality of the Spanish
monks to M. de Humboldt, 143, 144—
description of the cavern of Ciuacharo,
144, 14.5—gigantic growth of the fern-
tribe, 145—barbarous treatment of slaves
by the Spaniards, 146—state of society
at Cariaco, 147—observations on the
complexions of the inhabitants of South
America, 148—description of a remark-
able earthquake at Curuana, 149—151
—description of the country of Caraccas
or Venezuela, 15,'}—158.

Hunt (Leigh), ' Foliage,' a collection of
poems, 324—strictures on his dedication,
325—a"d on a passage of his prelace,
326—329—his real merits, 329, 330—
specimens of.his poems, with remarks,
330—332—*pecimens of his translations,
333—concluding strictures, 334, 335.

Hyder Ali, war of, with the Mahrattas, 47
—his treachery to Nunjerai, 48—defeats
the English under Captain Nixpn, 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—his death
and character, 60—63.

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

India, inhabitants of, why attached to the
British government, 386, 3H7.

Indian Native Army, origin of, at Madras,
• 388—anecdotes ut' the fidelity aqd good
conductof the Sepoys (here, 389—394
—particularly of the governor's body
guard, 395, 396—their patience, inte-
grity, and endurance of privations, 397
—101 —description of thesepoysof Bom-
bay, -102—instances of their fidelity, bra-
very, 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 vnlour, 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 their establishments 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, Ibtl. 191. See
Appeal of Murder aud Battle.

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


Lang (Master), gallant conduct of, 58.

Lilhgow, cutions celebratiun 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
manneis, 323,324.

Lope de Vega Carpio, birth and education
of, 1—patronized by the Duke ol Alva,
2—his extravagant eulogy o! the duke, ib.
—marries, 3—singular eclogue of Lope
ou the death of his wife, ib.—enter* the
army, 4—embarks on board the Spanish
Armada, 6—bis misfortunes during the
voyage, 7—marries again, 8—strictures
on two of bis sonnets relative to that
event, 9—is again a widower, ib.—be-
comes an ecclesiastic, 10—his death and
post humous 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-
mosurade Angelica, 20—22—specimens
of it, 22, 23, 24— plan of his Dra-
gontea, a poem ou Sir Francis Drake,
25—29—character of his Jerusalem, with
specimens, 29—31—ridiculed by Dingo
de Sousa, 33—plan of his poem of Isi-
dro de Madrid, 34—40—notice of Lis
pieces, published uniicr the assumed
name of Burguillos, 40—43—account of
Ill's Rimas Sacras, 44—46.

Madera, a chieftain of 1 .oo Choo, interesting

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


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