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2. The Natural History, the Diseases, the Medical Prac-

tice, and the Materia Medica of the Aborigines of

Brazil, translated by John Macpherson, Esq., M. D.,

Assistant Surgeon. Calcutta, Bishop's College Press,

1845 . .

. . .

3. Justice's Manual, or Suggestions for Justices of the

Peace. By R. Montgomery, C. S. . . .xxxii

4. The History of Bengal from the first Mahommedan

Invasion until the virtual conquest of that country

by the English, A. D. 1757. By Charles Stewart,

Esq. M. A. S. &c. &c. Calcutta, 1847 . . .xxxiii

Addison's Papers in the Spectator, Reprinted from the

Baskerville Edition of his works; and preceded by

the Right Hon. T. B. Macaulay's Essay on his Life

and Writings. Calcutta, 1847". .

The Theory of Moral Sentiments, &c. &c. by Adam

Smith, L. L. D. Calcutta, 1847 . . . .

A Treatise on Vulgar and Decimal Fractions, by John

Newmarch, B. A. Calcutta, 1847 . . . .

5. The East India Calculator's Manual ; or a series of

Arithmetical Calculations on a Novel System ; illus-

trated by examples; with less than one-fourth the

usual labour. Adapted to general use, especially to

the ordinary purposes of business.-By H. A. Knott:

(late Secretary to the West of England Bank, Bristol,

and formerly Head Accountant to the Herefordshire

Banking Company, Hereford.) Calcutta, 1847,

price 16 Rs. . . . . . . . xxxvi

6. The utility of the Aristotelian Logic; or the Remarks

of Bacon, Locke, Reid and Stewart on that subject

considered; being the substance of three Lectures

delivered to the Senior Students of the Hindu Col-

lege, Calcutta ; by William Knighton, M.R.A.S.,

officiating Professor of Literature in that Institution,

&c. &c. Calcutta, 1847. .

. . xxxvii

7. Up the Red Sea and down the Nile, in 1839. London,

1841 . . . . . . . . . xxxix

2. The Natural History, the Diseases, the Medical Prac

tice, and the Materia Medica of the Aborigines of
Brazil, translated by John Macpherson, Esq., M. D.,
Assistant Surgeon. Calcutta, Bishop's College Press,
1845 . .

. . .

. . xxiii 3. Justice's Manual, or Suggestions for Justices of the

Peace. By R. Montgomery, C. S. . . . xxxii 4. The History of Bengal from the first Mahommedan

Invasion until the virtual conquest of that country - by the English, A. D. 1757. By Charles Stewart.

Banking Company, Hereford.)

Calcutta, 1847,

6. The utility of the Aristotelian Logic; or the Remarks

of Bacon, Locke, Reid and Stewart on that subject
considered; being the substance of three Lectures

lege, Calcutta ; by William Knighton, M.R.A.S.,
officiating Professor of Literature in that Institution,
&c. &c. Calcutta, 1847.

. . xxxvii 7. Up the Red Sea and down the Nile, in 1839. London,

1841 . . . . . . . . XXXIX

THE

CALCUTTA REVIEW.

ART. I.-1. Lieut. Macpherson's Report upon the Khonds of the

Districts of Ganjam and Cuttack. Calcutta, G. H. Huttmann, Bengal Military Orphan Press, 1842.

In the ninth number of this work appeared a condensed epitome of all the information which we could glean, whether from published reports or hitherto unpublished official documents, on the subject of the Khonds—their country, the mode in which we were suddenly brought in contact with them, as well as the social and religious characteristics by which they are so peculiarly distinguished.

In the twelfth number of our work, we furnished,exclusively from official documents rendered accessible to us by

the first series of Government measures for the extirpation of the atrocious system of human sacrifice among this singular remnant of the ancient indigenous tribes of India. These measures, though infinitely creditable alike to the Government and its accredited agents,- from a comparative ignorance of the inner life and structure of Khond Society as well as inadequate apprehensions of the real nature and extent of the difficulties involved in the attempt,—did not terminate in any satisfactory results. Still, they were not wholly profitless as regarded the ultimate realization of the main object contemplated. Far from it. In a preparatory point of view, they were of essential service. They helped to shew how very deeply the abhorrent rite of the Meriah sacrifice had struck its roots into the physical, social, and moral being of the Khond tribes hitherto visited-like the aged pine on the mountain's brow, insinuating its downward fibres into every crevice of the rock, with such outspreading force and cleaving tenacity, that to sever it from its commanding position, might seem equivalent to the rending of the rock itself into fragments. They served effectually to expose the utter insufficiency of some of the plans and processes which had been benevolently suggested,-fairly tried-weighed in the balances of

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