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Abel (Thomas), Journey in China, 67–
loses almost all his collections, ib.-arri-
val at St. Sebastian, 68–kindly re-
ceived by the Javanese, 68, 69—descrip.
tion of a vampire bat, 70—and of a Chi-
mese dinner, ill.—account of his journey
to Pek m, 71–74—capricious character
of the emperor Kia-King, 75—pleasing
character of the Chinese peasantry, ib.-
the existence of infanticide proved, 77—
the Chinese not deficient in gratitude,
ib. 78—remarks on the Chinese charac-
ter, 79—description of a Chinese ele-
gante, ib.-observation on the Chinese
mode of drying tea, 87—reasons why
the tea-plant cannot be profitably culti-
vated any where but in China, 88—Mr.
Abel's description of Buonaparte, 90.
Abolition of the Slave Trade, inefficacy of
the measures for, 431.
“Academy of Compliments, notice of 109.
Acts of Parliament, alarming increase and

imperfections of, 405, 406—causes of

them,-the number of revenue acts, 406
–409—of acts granting bounties, and
prohibiting or allowing exportation and
importation, 410—412—the number of
local acts, 413—of particular acts, 414—
and of temporary acts, 415, 416—mem-
bers of parliament not sufficiently atten-
tive to the passing of these acts, 416–
observations on the want of care, and on
the accuracy of their language, 417–
419—the excessive love of legislation,
the most powerful cause of the increase
and imperfection of acts of Parliament,
Adipocire, scientific rediscovery of 384.
Advertisements (American), for slaves, 130,
131, 154, 155.
America (North), causes of the prosperity
of, 2—sketch of the constitution of the
United States, il, 3—the President how
elected, 3, 4–defects of the judicial sys-
tem, 4—number of insolvents, 5, note.
-contrast between the dignity of English

judges and the levity of those in Ame-l

rica, 5–the legal profession but little
cherished, 6–baneful effects of the non-
establishment of religion, 7—state of re-
ligion, 132, 146, 147—defects of educa-

tion, 8—total want of subordination in
outh, ib. 9—the English system of
}. laws adopted, 9—effects of the
slave-holding system, 10. 129–131–
desiderata wanting to perfect the moral
greatness of America, 11–America why
necessarily an agricultural country, 11,
12—inadequacy of its population for mi-
litary purposes, 12, 13—petty amount of
its post-office revenues, 12, note—real
state of their navy, 13, 14—local circum-
stances that will prevent the formation
of a powerful navy, 15—causes of the
partial naval successes of the Americans,
17—specimen of American political mo-
rality, 20–inesficacy of the present go-
vernment, 22—political views of the Fe-
deralists and Republicans, 23–specimen
of American vanity, 24—state of society
and manners at New York, 127—130–
at Boston, 141—at Philadelphia, 146,
147—in Kentucky, 154—156—and at
New Orleans, 157—159——enormous
rents of houses at New York, 133, 134
—rudeness of the Americans, 141, 142
—specimen of American elections, 144
—and fanaticism, 145—gain, the ruling
principle of the Americans, 151—slavery
perpetuated in the state of Ohio, in de-
fiance of the law, 153—cruel treatment
of a negro, 154—what persons may or
may not beneficially emigrate to America,
134. 161—strictures on the pretended
cheapness of the American government,
America (South), geographical outline of,
333, 334—negro insurrection there,
330, 331—immense numbers of wild
cattle found there, 335—description of
the cow-tree, 329, 330—and of the sago-
tree, 335—experiments with the electrical
eel of South America, 337,338—ravages
of the crocodiles there, 339, 340—and of
the caribe, a species of fish, 343—junc-
tion of the rivers Apure and Oroonoko,
344,345—description of the Cribbees of
Parapana, 345, 346—account of the
turtle-fishery or harvest of eggs, 347–
349—remarks on the present political si-
tuation of South America, 351, 352.
Arches, observation on the antiquity of 34.

Architecture. See Vitruvius, Wilkins.

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Ariosto's Orlando Furioso, analysis of, 529
–541–comparison between him, and
Bojardo, 527, 528.

Aristophanes, character of, by M. Schlegel,
271—273—sketch of the Greek comedy,
274—state of the new comedy, in the
time of Aristophanes, £75—causes of the
success of his earlier pieces, 276—state
of education at Athens, and its effects,
277–288—exposition of the manners
and doctrines of the Sophists, 289—294
—portrait of Socrates, as represented by
Aristophanes in the Clouds, 295–300–
object of that piece, 301,302—its failure,
303—observations on it,304,305—trans-
lation of Aristophanes' Parabasis for a
second play on the same subject, 306–
309—vindication of Aristophanes, 309,
310–proofs that he did not write the
Clouds to expose Socrates, but the So-
phists of that day, 311—516,

Arts and Sciences, causes of the progress
of, in Greece, 25, 26—and at Rome, 27.

Athens, state of education at, 227–286–
its influence upon the manners of the
Athenians, 286, 287—and upon their
morals, 288–292.

Augustine (St.) legendary tale of, S67–

Bentham (Jeremy), Church-of-England-
ism and its Catechism examined, 167–
character of Mr. Bentham's former
works, 168, 169—plan of his present
treatise, 169, 170—specimen of his abuse
of the church catechism, 170, 171—and
of the National Society and its secre-
tary, 171, 172—his abuse of the Church
of England, 172–176—his work a prac-
tical illustration of his own theory of the
pleasures of malevolence, 177.
Berni's Orlando Innamorato, analysis of,
Bills of Mortality, in Paris, remarks on,
392, 393.
Iłojardo's Morgante Maggiore, analysis of,
with remarks, 526—comparison between
him and Ariosto, 527, 528.
Books, regulations concerning the licensing
of 196, 197. See Copyright.
Booksellers' Application to Parliament for
repealing the enactment, requiring eleven
copies for public libraries, 202—its re-
sult, ib.-proofs of its oppressive opera-
tion, and injury to literature, 202–204
—particularly in the case of Messrs.
Longman and Co., 208—and Mr. Mur-
ray, 209.
Boston, state of society at, 141.
Bounties, remarks on the acts of Parliament
for granting, 410, 411.

Bowdler (John, Esq.) Select Pieces of,
112–biographical notice of him, 113–
116—his just sentiments on ecclesiastical
history, 115—notice of his poetry, 117–
and of his prose works, 1 18—particularly
his Theological Tracts, 119—just senti-
ments on the love of God, 120–remarks
on his genius and character, 121–124.

Bristed (John), on The Resources of the
United States of America, 1–his view of
the character and aims of the discontent-
ed, in this country, 18, 19.

Brydges (Sir E.) Observations of, on the
Copyright Act,196. See Copyright.

Buonaparte, person of, described, 90.

Burying in churches, origin and progress of,
378, 379—beautiful burial-grounds of
the Mohammedans, Moravians, and
Welsh, 394.

Camden (Lord) opinion of, on the Copy-
right Act, 211—remarks thereon, ib. 212.
Cannon, when invented, 193, 194.
Caraccas, destruction of, by an earthquake
described, 321–323. - -
Caribe, a ravenous fish of South America,
notice of, 343.
Caribbees of Parapana, notice of, 345, 346.
Casti (Giambattista), biographical notice
of, 487–491—design and character of
his Animali Parlanti, 491–493—speci-
mens of Mr. Rose's version of this poem,
Catacombs of Paris, formation of, 385–
history and present state of them, 386–

Catechism of the Church of England;

abused, 170, 171.
Celts, on the popular fictions of 94.

Cemeteries, privileges anciently conferred
on, 372—account of the exhumation of
the graves of the kings of France in
1793, 373—of Turenne, ib.-and of
Henry IV. ib. 374—of Louis XIV., XV.,
and Francis I., 374, 375—remarks on
the preposterous custom of exhibiting the
remains of deceased persons of eminence,
375—account of the churchyard of St.
Innocent's at Paris, 381, 382—indecent
mode of interment at the end of the 18th
century, 382, 383—its exhumation de-
scribed, 384—removal of the remains of
the dead to the quarries of Paris, 385–
state of the catacombs during the revolu-
tion, 386, 387—inscriptions in them, 388
—curious arrêté, issued in 1800, rela-
tive to the cemeteries and funerals of
Paris, 389,390–present state of the new
cemeteries there, 391—French and Spa-
nish custom of commemorating the dead,
392—observations on the taste displayed

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