« AnteriorContinuar »
tioned, ancient and modern, 403-407. MILTON, copies of his particular writings faid to be purchafed for the pleasure of burning them, 192. MINISTERS of State, portrait of a good one, 104-106. Utility of truffing a Minister up, every fifty or hundred years,
415. MINISTRY, late, vindication of, 294-298. Suppofed plan of at the commencement of the war, 408. Juftified in their choice of Adm. Byng to command in the Mediterranean, 410. More compliments to, 418-feq. MONASTERIES, what they originally were in England, 581. MONKERY, its golden reign, 584. Sanctity of, called in question, ibid.
MONOCHROMATA, the ancient way of painting, 168. Inftanced in the practice of Zeuxis, ib. Examples of this kind of painting, discovered at Herculaneum, ib. Still frequently practised, ib. Inftanced in the ftair-cafe of the British Mufæum, ib.
MONUMENTS, ancient in Egypt, proper time for vifiting, 257. MOON, parallaxes of, how computed, 385.
MORADI, an Arabian poet tak
en for a forcerer, and drowned in the Nile, 356, Note. MORTALITY, Bills of, in London, why defective, 365. None kept among the Turks, 280. MOTION, of the earth, illuftrated, 237. MOUNTAINS, no hypothefis fuf
ficient to account for, 275. MOUNTAIN of the Chain, in Egypt, whence fo called, and tradition concerning, 491.
Music, by what degrees it ar
rived at perfection, 111. Mufic at Aleppo defcribed, 144. Musk, remarkable inftance of its medical efficacy, 390, feq.
NARDUS Indica, account of, 378. NATURE, whether more powerful than fancy, enquiry concerning, 65. A mystical definition of, 424. NAVAL Force, the advantage of maintaining, 658, Note. NAVY, fome animadverfions on the prefent ftate of, 299, feq. NEGROS, wild, in Jamaica, reduction of,and treaty with, 31, Notes Number of annnually imported thither, 37, Note. NEREIS, deftructive to fhips,
340. How to prevent its mifchievous qualities, ibid. NILE, feftival of opening, how celebrated, 354. Overflowing of, not fufficient to fertilize the earth without labour, 357NITRE, how produced, 378. NOEL, Mifs, a learned young
Lady, account of, 504—509. NORDEN, Mr. not expert in Arabic characters, 488. Did not understand Greek, 489. NORTHUMBERLAND, kingdom of, converted to Chriftianity, 577
NUNS, characterifed, 582.
OBELISKS, Egyptian, defcripti-
ORONTES, the only river in Sy
ria, 140. ORTON, John, his hermitage and skeleton discovered, in the wilds of Stanmore, 601. His skull kept by Mr. Buncle, for Memento Mori, ibid.
PAINTING, its origin, 112. Requifites neceffary for excelling in that art, 163-164. Caufes of its degeneracy ridiculously affigned, 165. PANTOMIMES, whence derived,
PAPERS found in Herculaneum,
method of unfolding, 361. PAPISTS, more confiftent than the Hutchinfonians, 474. PARALLAXES of the Moon, an eafy method of computing, 385. PARLIAMENTS, annual, long
ago contended for, 522. PARTIES, Courting the adminiftration, a union of, recommended as a Panacea for all diftempers of the ftate, 293, feq. PATRIARCHS, their laborious way of living, 322. PATTEN, Dr. his fermon feverely cenfured, 79, feq. Confuted from his own writings, 470, feq. His doctrines tend to lead us back to Popery, 472. PEACE, at Aix la Chapelle' cenfured, 298. PEAT, method of preparing to make it useful in smelting, 388. To what other good purposes it may be applied, 389. PELAGIANISM, how introduced and fuppreffed in Britain, 572. PERCEPTION, what, 44. PERSPECTIVE. that of Brook
Taylor praifed, 164-287.
Some account of that ingenious art, ibid. PETRARCH, his high ideas of the magnificence of ancient Rome, 615. PHILOSOPHY, vain, St. Paul's caution against being feduced by, explained, 81. PHYSIC, its present state in the East, 281. PILGRIMAGES to Rome, what the confequences of, 582. PISA, defcription of a whimsical diverfion at, 462-465PITT, Chriftopher, fome poems of his, published without his name, commended, 532. PLAGIARISM, an indictment againft, 621. Evidence in fupport of the indictment, 622627.
PLANETS, thofe of Jupiter and Saturn, have ftronger attractive powers than the earth, 237, 238.
PLATO and Ariftotle bad guides in divinity, 80, 81. PLAYS performed in England
near fix hundred years ago, 73. PLEONASM, abufe of that figure, 130. Mr. Pope a great enemy to it, ibid, PLINY, fee Monochromata.Miftaken with respect to the entrance of the Nile into the firft pyramid, 262. POEM, Heroi-Comic, unknown to the antients, 63. By whom introduced into Italy, France, and England, ib. Diftinguifhed performances in this fpecies of poetry, 64. Epic, the first in France, 72. POLYGAMY does not contribute to the increase of a people, 280.
POPE, of Rome, his temporal
power, vaft revenues, military forces, &c. 616-619.
prerogative over angels, 616, Note. POPE, Mr. faid to have planned an Epic poem, 71. Some reafons for believing him unequal to the task of compleating it, ibid.
PORCUPINE Man, an account
POWER Executive, what, and
how far it extends, 219-224. PREROGATIVE, what, 225. PRICE, a farmer, and his learned wife, their hofpitable entertainment of Mr. John Buncle, 586-599. PRIESTS enjoined to learn fome trade, 584. PRINCIPIA, Newton's, difficulties in the ftudy of, 246, PRINTING, by whom introduced into Conftantinople, 281. Reafons why not permitted among the Turks, 282. PROBLEM of Kepler, what, 386.
folved by Mr. Stewart, 387. PROGNOSTICS, a caution to phyficians not to be too hafty in making, 398. PROLOGUE, Pope's to Cato, preferable to any of Dryden's, 65.
PROMISSES, in what manner af
fected by Civil Law, 225. PROPERTY, its juft influence in fociety, 217, feq. PROPHECIES, (fecondary ones) defects in the Bishop of London's reafoning upon them,
PRUSSIA, Court of, its allegations for invading Saxony, and breaking with the court of Vienna, 629-635: PRUSSIA, King of, his anfwer to the imperial thunder, 638 --641. PUNCH, various prescriptions for making, 625, feq.
PYRAMIDS in Egypt, fmaller fee Obelisk. Larger, where fituated, 253, feq. Abfurdly accounted for by the inhabitants, 254. Defcription of, 253-256. Superftition the
firft caufe of building, 259. Whether erected before the ufe of pillars was known, 261, Note.
PYRITE, alledged to give medicated waters their falutary qualities, 108. The fame hypothefis denied, ibid.
е QUICK-LIME, experiments on, 376. QUINTILIAN, his method not his only excellence, 59.
R READING, no improper amusement for a foldier, 456. Of Sermons, when and how introduced into the English church, 584, feq. REASON, can come to no compofition with Authority, in matters of religion, 115. Her rights vindicated, 116, Its ufe and importance in defending Christianity, 78. Particularly neceffary for the fupport of Proteftantifm, 79. Rejection of, introductory of many abfurdities, 247, feq. Further confidered, 475. REMINISCENCE, what, 45. RESTITUTION of ftolen goods. how to be obtained in Eng. land, 15, 16. REVELATION, how to judge of, 80. The neceffity of appealing to Reason to determine the merits of, 474, feq. REVIEWERS, Monthly, ftiled Infidels and Scorpians, by an angry Hutchinfonian, 516. RICHMAN, Profeffor, an ac
count of the death of, 277- SCOTLAND, number of inhabi
RIGHT of Defence, how limit
Rops, pointed, their use in preventing the ftroke of Lightning, 380.
ROMAN Senate, as well as their Generals, inftrumental to the lofs of the battle of Cannæ, 666-668. ROMANS, fatal remifnefs and misconduct in oppofing the progrefs of Annibal, 667669. ROME, Church of, governed by Harlots, 583. City of, its prefent ftate, extent, number of inhabitants, &c. 608--620. ROTA, at Rome, its functions, 618.
RowE, Nicholas, obfervations
on his writings, 70, feq. RUNDLE, Dr. vindicated from
Dr. Patten's afperfion, 249. RUPTURES, fallacy of empirical pretences to the cure of, 512. Perfons afflicted with, apt to be credulous, 512.
SAILING, a medicine among the ancient phyficians, 204. Revival of, recommended, ibid. Inftances of its utility, ibid. SAINT, a Turkish, metamorphofed to a ferpent, 487. Wonderful effects afcribed to, ibid.
SALVIATI, form of his initiation to the Cardinalship, 618, feq.
SAPPHO, remarks on her writings, 73, feq.
SASAUGE MAKER, refufes to be candidate for Prime-Minifter, 668. SCIENCE, moral and political, wherein fuperior to natural, 565.
SEA, the air of, more falutary to fome conftitutions than that on fhore, 204. SEAMEN, a fcheme for a more
ready raising of, 309. SEASONS, what occafions their variety, 478.
SEA-WATER, Contents of, 205. SECURITY of Civil Governors,
wherein placed, 229, feq. SEPULCHRAL CAVES, or Grottos in Egypt, fome account of, 256. SHARP, Dr. (Archdeacon of Northumberland) grofsly abufed by an Hutchinfonian, 516. SHEEP, account of a remarkable one, 373. SHIP-WORM, fee Nereis. SIENNA, ftrange executions at, defcription of, 459-461, SIGHT, not abfolutely neceffary in acquiring mathematical learning, 245.
SOLDIERS, the ufe reading might be of, to them, 406. SOLITUDE, a fong, by Mr.Buncle, 507.
SPEAKING by action, what, 108. SPIRIT, igneous, produced from
volatile alcaline falts and quick-lime, what, 377. SPIRITUOUS Liquors, useful premonitions against the use of, 395, feq. SPRING, abfurdity of a British Poet's celebrating that season
of the year in our cold cli-
Tumuli Merculiales contro-
STRANGERS, inquifitive, taken
of the English Church, 579. SYRIA, but one river in, 140. No metals in, 142.
frought with enthufiafm, 81. TESTAMENT, what the essential part of it is, according to the law and practice of England,
13. THERMOMETER, one so adjusted as to determine pretty precifely how much one climate differs from another in heat, 478-482.
THIGH, complete luxation of,
method of reducing,393--395TOXICODENDRON, juices of, imparts an excellent black dye 368. Not a new discovery, ibid. TRANSUBSTANTIATION,
guments againft, properly deducible from reafon, 78, feq: TRAVELLERS through Egypt,
neceffary cautions to, 353Young, proper qualifications
of, 452. Through France, directions for, 455. TRAVELLING, the use and abufe of, confidered, 451—453. TREASURE TROVE, what, and the laws refpecting it in different countries, 12. TRINITY, Athanafian doctrine of, the primary fundamental article of Christianity, 430. TURKS, in what their learning confifts, 281.
TYRANNY, deftructive of arts and sciences, 59, feq.
VAPOURS, cause of their af cent, according to Des Cartes, 363. According to Defaguliers, ibid. According to Mr. Eeles, 364. How electrified, 565. How proved to be elec trified, 367.