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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, 275—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—316.
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 Ujkjii 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.
Bojardo'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, ih.—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 notiee of him, 113—
116—his just sentiment! on ecclesiastical
history, 115—notice of his poetry, 117—
and of his prose works, 118—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—liis 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,
373, 379—beautiful burial-grounds of
the Mohammedans, Moravians, and
Welsh, 394.

Camden (Lord) opinion of, on the Copy-
right Act, 211—remarks thereon, «6. 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—191—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, S72—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 arrete, 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

In the new cemeteries of Paris, S93, 394
—on the state of cemeteries in London,
380, 381—and in Switzerland, 395—
paucity of private cemeteries in Englaud,
accounted for, 395, 396.
Chinese Dinner, described, 70—capricious
character of the emperor, 75—his letter
to the Prince Regent, 84—86—character
of the Chinese peasantry, 75—prevalence
of infanticide among the Chinese, 77—
instances of gratitude in that people, 77,

78— remarks on their general character,

79— description of a Chinese elegante,
ib.—and of their mode of drying tea, 87.

Christian (Edward), Vindication of the
Claims of the Universities to a copy of
every new publication, 196—his reason-
ing, in behalf of the claims of the Uni-
versity of Cambridge exposed, 200, 201.
205—and also his false statements re-
specting the booksellers, ib.

Christophe, king of Iluyti, character of,
452, 453—state of his dominions, 452—
456. 458, 459.

Church-of-England, specimen of Mr. Ben-
tham's abuse of, 172—176.

Churches, burying in, when introduced,
378, 379—preference in some places, for
lying under cover of the church, 379,

Churchyards of the Metropolis, remarks on,
380—neglect in the reign of Charles II.,
in providing a general repository for Lon-
don, 381—uotice of the churchyards in
Switzerland, 395—beautiful poem writ-
ten in a churchyard, 397.

Classical Literature, fragments and remi-
niscences of, part of the material of the
Italian Romance poetry, 512—514.

Clouds (the) of Aristophanes, object of,
301, 302—its failure, 803—observations
on it, 304, 305—translation of his para-
basis for a second play on the same sub-
ject, 306—309—proofs that Aristophanes
did not write the Clouds to expose So-
crates, but the principles and practices of
the sophists of that day, 311—316.

Cohbett (William), Remarks on the con-
duct of, 135—and on his abuse of Mr.
Fearon, 136, 137—notices of some of
the creditors, whom he defrauded, 136

Comedy (Greek), different kinds of, 274—
state of the New Comedy, at the time of
Aristophanes, 275. See Aristophanes.

Constitution of the United States of Ame-
rica, sketch of, 2, 3.

Copyright Act, inquiry into, 196—account
of the licensing of books, previously to
the reign of Queen Anne, 196, 197—
abstract of the Copyright Act passed in

the 8th year of her reign, 197, 198—
its operation for a century, 198, 199—
strictures on Mr. Montagu's conduct io
enforcing the claims of the University of
Cambridge, 200—and on the reasoning
of Professor Christian for the same pur-
pose, 200, 201—result of the booksellers'
application to parliament, for a repeal of
the enactment requiring eleven copies
for public libraries 202—proofs of its
oppressive nature, and injury to litera-
ture, 202—204—exposition of Mr. Chris-
tian's tirade upon the rights and privi-
leges of Universities, 205—and of his
false statements respecting the booksel-
lers, ib.—the rapacity of the Universi-
ties exposed, 206, 207—specimen of the
oppressive manner in which certain pub-
lic libraries have enforced their claim,

208— particularly in the case of Messrs.
Longman and Co. ib.—and Mr. Murray,

209— modifications of the existing Copy-
right Act, proposed by the Committee of
the House of Commons, 210—opinion of
Lord Mansfield on the law of copyright,
211, note—and of Lord Camden, 211—
strictures thereon, 212.

Cow-tree of South America, described,

Crocodiles of South America, ravages of,
described, 339, 340. 342.

Cuvier (M.), Observations of, on fossil re-
mains 45—47.


Dead, variously disposed of, iu different
countries, 361—cremation or burning,
361, 362—mode of preserving the dead
in Congo, 363—are exposed by the
Parsees, ib.—Jewish fancies concerning
the dead, 364, 365—burial refused to
deceased protectants in France and Jcalv,
.366—similar instance of bigotry in Eng-
land, 367.

Deluge, tradition of, in South America, 346.

Domingo (St.), state of at the commence-
ment fo the French Revolution, 433, 434
—its effects there, 434—oppression of
the free people of colour by the whites,
437—unsuccessful attempt in behalf of the
mulattoes, by Vincent Og£, 435—he is
put to death, ib.—general insurrection of
the negroes, 436—barbarities perpetrated
by the whites, 437—sanguinary and de-
structive war between them and the peo-
ple of colour and negroes,438—arbitrary
conduct of the French commissioners-sent
to regulate the colony, 439—part of the
island occupied by the British, 439, 440
character of Toussaint L'Ouverture,
440—his rise to power, 441—anecdote
of his integrity, 442,443—his excellent

discipline, and prosperity of the colony,
443, 444—account of the expedition of
General Le Clerc, 444, 445—pacification
between the negroes and the French, 446
—Toussaint treacherously seized, carried
to France, and clandestinely put to death
by order of Buonaparte, 447—the war
renewed, with increased atrocities be-
tween the negroes and French, 448—who
are finaHy expelled from the island, 449
—independence of St. Domingo, declared
by Dessalines, 449—his sanguinary con-
duct, 450—is crowned emperor of Hayti,
450. See Hayti.
Duppa, (Richard), Address to Parliament
on Copyright, 196. See Copyright.

Earthquake at Caraccas, described, 321—

Ecclesiastical History, remarks on the study
of, 115.

Education, defects of, in America, 8—state
of, at Athens, 277—286—its influence
upon manners, 286,287—and the morals
of the times, 288—292—state of, at
Hayti, 458, 459.

Elections in America, how conducted, 144.

Electrical Eel, experiments with, described,

Embalming, Circassian mode of, 376—pro-
bable origiu of, ib.

Emigration, miseries of, 147, 148. 152—
what persons may or may not be bene-
fited by emigration to America, 134.

England, popular fictions of, of Teutonic
origin, 97,98—notices of several English
Nursery Tales, 101.

Eskimaux, interviews with, described, 221
—224—obtained their iron from aerolites,
224, 225—-description of their manners,
pursuits, and mode of living, 227, 228.

Exportation and importation laws, increase
of, a cause of the great bulk of our sta-
tute law, 410—remarks on the inexpe-
diency of many of them, 411.


Fairy Tales, or the Lilliputian Cabinet,
character of, 91. See Nursery Litera-

Fanaticism, specimen of in America, 145,

Fearon (Henry Bradshaw), Sketches of
America, 124—notice of the object of
his visit to that country, 125—and of
his prepossessions in its favour, 125, 126
—his observations on the state of society
and manners at New York, 127, 128—
treatment of people of colour there, 129

—degrading effects of slavery on the
minds of the Americans, 130—advertise-
ments for slaves, 130, 131. 154, 155—
on the state of religion in America, 132
—enormous rents of houses at New York,
133, 134—Mr. Fearon's ignorance and
hatred of his native country exposed, 135
—and on the conduct of Cobbelt, ib.—
notices of some of his defrauded credi-
tors, 136, note.—and on his abuse of Mr.
Fearon, 136, 137—notices of Mr. Fea-
ron's progress through the United States,
137—140—remarks on his calumnies on
the king, 141—state of society at Boston,
ib.—rude inquisitiveness of the Ameri-
cans, 141,142—manners and fashions at
Philadelphia, 143—specimen of Ameri-
can Elections, 144—description of the
worship of some American fanatics, 145,
146—low state of religion at Philadel-
phia, 146,147—miseries of emigration,
147,148. 152—state of Pittsburgh, 151
—gain, every thing to the Americans, ib.
slavery perpetuated in the state of Ohio
in defiance of law, 153—state of society
at Kentucky, 154—cruel treatment of a
negro boy there, ib.—character of the
Kentuckians, 155—specimen of Ken-
tuckian morality, 156—profanation of
the sabbath at New Orleans, 157, 158
—state of society there, 159—notice of
an English emigrant, ib. note }.—remarks
on his description of persons who might
be benefited by emigration, 134. 161,
162, 163—and on his account of the
cheapness of the Americau government,
163—165—concluding strictures on Mr.
Fearon's qualifications as a writer, 166,

Fictions, popular, of the Teutons, remarks
on, 93—and of the Welsh, 94—and of
(he Celts and Italians, ib.-—of Spain, 95
—the popular fictions of England and of
the Scottish lowlands probably of Teu-
tonic origin, 97—account of various
early English Nursery Fictions, 101—
108—observations on the fictions of the
romantic poems of the Italians, 514—

Forteguerri's Ricciardetto, a mock poem,
design and character of, 503, 504—and
of his Burlesque Poems on the eremitic
character, 505.

Fossil remains.observations of M. Cuvier on,

Funerals (royal) at Sarendib, notice of, 376.


Gisborne (Thomas), the Testimony of Na-
tural Theology to Christianity, 41—tri-
bute to the author's character and pre-

vious labours, ib.—examination of his
position, thnt the present disordered state
of the earth originates in tome moral
cause, 42—47—remarks thereon, 47—
55—and on his attempt to prove, from
physical phenomena, the fall of man, 55
—60—and on his unfair view of the
operation of present happiness, 60—
strictures on his observations on war, 61
—and ondeath,63—concluding remarks,

God, just sentiments on the love of, 120.

Government of America, remarks on the
pretended cheapness of, 163—165.

Gratitude, noble instances of, in certain
Chinese, 77, 78.

Greece, remarks on the progress of Arts and
Sciences in, 25, 26.

Gunpowder, the use of, when first known,

Gymnotus Electricus, experiments with,
337, 338.


Harrington's (Sir John) Apology for his
translation of certain parts of Ariosto,
182—specimen of his version, ib. 490.

Hawkins, (E.) Dissertation on Tradition,
352—character of it, 358, 359—actual
benefit conferred by the reformation, t6.
—the importance of unauthoritative tra-
dition illustrated, 353—357.

Hayti, independence of, declared, 449—
horrid massacres of the whites, ib. 450—
Dussulines, crowned emperor, 450—cha-
racter of him and of his government, ib.
451—his assassination, 451—succeeded
by Christophe, ib.—Hayti divided into
two parts, the republican and the royal,
ib.—character of Petion, president of the
republic, ib. 452— and of Christophe, the
king of the other part, 453—internal ad-
ministration of the two divisions, 454—
their military force, 455—-population,
456—Boyer the present president of the
republic, suspected of a design to betray
it to the French, 457—progress of edu-
cation and the arts among Haytians, 458
—of religion, 459—future prospects of
Hayti, ib. 460.

Heroic and Romantic Poetry of the Italians,
comparison between, 544—548.

Hickathrift (Mr. Thomas), notice of the
popular tradition respecting, 102—pre-
sent state of his supposed sepulchre, 103
7wte *.

Humboldt and Bonpland (MM.), Personal
Travels of, in South America, Vol. IV.,
320—defects of this volume, ib. 321—
description of the.earthquake, which de-
stroyed the cityof Caraccas,321—323—
progress of the travellers through the

country, 324—humane treatment of ne-
groes in the valley of the Tuy, 325—
longevity of some, 326, 327—notice of
its supposed gold mine, 326—and of the
village of Vittoria, 327—anecdote of a
Mestizo, 328—and of Lopez de Aguirre,
329—description of the cow-tree, to. 330
—negro insurrection, 330, 331—descrip-
tion of the basin of the llanos, 331, 332,
333—geographical outline of South
America, 333, 334—immense number of
wild cattle found there, 335—description
of the sago-tree, ib.—and of experiments
with the Gymnotus Electicus, or Electri-
cal Eel, 337, 338—notices of the croco-
diles and their ravages, 339, 340. 342—
account of a tiger hunter, 343—devasta-
tions of the caribe, a species of fish, ib.
perilous situation of M. Humboldt, 344
—description of the junction of the rivers
A pure and Oroonoko, 344,345—descrip-
tion of the Caribbees of Parapana, 345,
346—tradition of the Deluge, 346—ac-
count of the turtle fishery, or harvest of
eggs, S37, 348, 349—avidity of the In-
dians for pigments, 349—Fortress of the
Jesuits, 350—probable cause of the mu-
sical sounds, supposed to be uttered by
the statue of Memnon, 351—remarks on
the political situation of South America,
351, 352.


Icelandic Fiction, vestiges of, in an English
Nursery Tale, 104—107.

Immorality of the revenue laws, 408, 409.

Infanticide, prevalent in China, 77.

Insolvents, number of, at New York, 5,
note.—state of the American insolvent
laws, ib.

Italians, remarks on the popular fictions of,
94—and on their narrative poems, 487
—498.503—509—and Romantic Poems,


Jack the Giant Killer, origin of the story
of, 103—parallels between it and an
Icelandic fiction, 104—107.

Javanese, character of, 68, 69.

Judges in the United States, l&rity of, con-
trasted with the dignity of those in Eng-
land, 5.

Judicial system of the United States of
America, defects of, 4.


Kentucky (State), condition of society in,

154—cruel treatment of a negro boy at

Natchez, in that state, ib.—character of

the Kentuckians, 155—specimen of their

morality, 156.

Kia-King (Emperor of China), capricious


character of, 75—translation of his letter
to the Prince Regent, 84—86.
Knowles (Herbert), notice of, 396—beau
tilvil lines written by him in the church
yard of Richmond, Yorkshire, 397, 398


Lancaster Sound, examination of Capt
Ross's inconsistent account of, 237—244
—extract and sketch of it, from Lieut
Parry's private Journal, 244, '245, notes
—notice of the country, at its westerly
point, 253.
Language, inaccurate, of Acts of Parlia

merit, remarks on, 417—419.
Law-Reports, importance of, 401, 402—
remarks on the increase of, 402, 403,404
—and on the consequences of that in
crease, 404, 405.

Laws, originally simple, 398 causes of|

their subsequent complexity, 399—re-
view of the causes of the increase and
imperfection of the English statute laws,
Le Clerc, (General) expedition of, to St.
Domingo, 444, 445—concludes a treaty
of peace with Toussaint L'Ouverture,
446—causes him to be treacherously
seized, and carried to France, 447—his
death, 448.
Legal Profession, but little cherished in

America, 6.
Legislation, excessive love of, a cause of the
enormous increase of our Statute Laws,
419—considerations on this evil, 419—

Legislature of the United States of Ame-
rica, form of, 2.

Libraries, (Public) the impolicy and injns
tice of their claiming a certain number of
copies of every book published, consi-
dered, 204—207—the oppressive con-
duct of certain public libraries exposed,

Literature, injury sustained by, under the
existing Copyright Laws, 202—204. See

Llanos, a district of South America, de-
scription of, 331—333.

Local Acts of Parliament, evils of the in-
creased number of, considered, 413.

London, remarks on the cemeteries of, 380
—neglected in the reign of Charles II.

Longitude, (Board of) graduated premiums

offered by, 260.
Longman and Co. (Messrs.) losses sustained

by, under the existing Copyright Act,


M. .
Magnetic Needle, known to and used byf
vol. xxi. No. xm.

mariners in the thirteenth century, 192,

Manilla, manufacture of cigars in the is-
land of, described, 88—description of a
visit to a convent in, 89.

Manners, state of, at New-York, 127,128
—at Boston, 141—at Philadelphia, 146,
147—in Kentucky, 154—156—and at
New-York, 157—159.

Mansfield, (Lord) opinion of,on the Copy-
right law, 211, note.

Mariner's Compass, by whom invented,

Marsdcn, (William, Esq.) Travels of Marco
Polo, 177—plan of his work, 178,179—
character of its execution, 179, 180.
See Polo.

Mausoleums, (Turkish) notice of, 377.
Members of Parliament, inattention of, to

certain legislative measures, 416.
Memnon's Statue, probable cause of the

musical sounds said to have been emitted

by, 355.

Military Force of Hayti, state of, 454,455.

Montagu, (Basil) inquiries concerning the
Copyright Acts, 196—strictures on his
conduct, in attempting to enforce the
claims of the University of Cambridge,

Morality, (American) specimen of, 156—
and of the political morality of the Ame-
rican Government, 20.
Murray, (Mr.) harsh treatment of, by the
officers of a public lihrary, under I ho
existing Copyright Act, 209.
Mythology of the middle ages, 512.


Narrative Poems of the Italians, classifica-
tion of, 487—account of the Animali
Parlanti of Casti, 487—498—the Ric-
ciardetto of Forteguerri, 503—505—the
Secchia Rapita ot Tassoni, 506—509.
National Society, and its secretary, abuse

of, by Mr. Bentham, 171, 172.
Navy, (American) real state of, 13, 14—
local circumstances, that prevent the
formation of a powerful navy, 15—causes
of the temporary successes of the Ameri-
can navy, 17.
Negroes, faculties of, not inferior to those
of the whites, 433—specimen of Negro
eloquence, 454, 455.
Negro-insurrection in South America, no-
tice of, 330, 331.
New Orleans, profanation of the Sunday at,

157, 158—state of society there, 159.
New York, number of insolvents at, 5,
note.—extravagant rents of houses there,
133, 134—slate of religion there, 132—
and of society and manners, 127, 128--

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