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degrading treatment there, of persons of
colour, 129.

Nobility of Hayti, account of, 454.

Nursery Literature, antiquities of, 91—
changes in, ib. 92—remarks on the popu-
lar fictions of the Teutons, 93—and of
the Welsh, 94—and Celts, ib.—of the
Italians, ib.—of Spain, 95*—important
additions made to Nursery Literature by
MM. Grimm, 95, 96—the popular fic-
tions of the English and lowland Scotch,
of Teutonic origin, 97—the tale of the
Frog-Lover, probably of Tartar origin,
99—account of the popular tradition re-
specting Tom Thumb, 101—and Mr.
Thomas Hickathrift, 102—present state
of his supposed sepulchre, 103, note *—
origin j>f the story of Jack the Giant
Killer, 103—parallels between it and an
Icelandic fiction, 104—107—the 'His-
tory of Friar Rush' of Danish origin, 107
—notice of 'Howleglass' and ' Simple
Simon,' 108—and of the 'Academy of
Compliments,' 109—observations on cri-
tics and criticism, 110—112.


Odour of sanctity, probable origin of, S77.

Oge, (Vincent) unsuccessful attempt of, in
behalf of his oppressed countrymen, in
St. Domingo, 445.

Ohio (State), slavery perpetuated in, in de-
fiance of law, 153.

Orlando Furioso of Ariosto, critical analysis
of, 529—541—specimen of Sir John
Harrington's translation of it, 490.

Orlando lnnamorato of Berni, analysis of,


Pagoda (Porcelain) at Nan-king, described,

Paris, churchyard of the Innocents at, de-
scribed, 381, 382—account of its exhu-
mation, 384—and of the removal of the
remains of the deceased, to the quarries,
385—history and present state of the ca-
tacombs of Paris, 386—390—present
state of the new cemeteries there, 391—
observations on the taste displayed in
them, 393,394.

Parnell (William), Maurice and BerghettaK
a Tale, 471—plan of it, with extracts,
472—478—strictures on the fulsomeness
of his dedication to the Irish Catholic
Clergy, 478—and on his representations
and suggestions relative to the Irish cha-
racter, 479—486.

Parry, (Lieut.) extract, with plan, from his
Journal, relative to Lancaster Sound,
244, 2*5, notes.

Particular Acts of Parliament, alarming in-
crease of, considered, 413—415.

Parties in America, political views of, 23.

Peasantry, (Chinese) character of, 75.

Petion, president of the republic of Hayti,
character of, 451, 452.

Philosophers, (Grecian) exposition of the
principles and practices of, 289—294—
ridiculed by Aristophanes, under the
character of Socrates, 311—316.

Pittsburgh, state of, 151.

Plato, observations on, 318, 319.

Poetry, narrative, of the Italians, classifica-
tion of, 487—critical analysis of the
principal narrative poems, 48T—498—
503—509—account of the material of
the Romantic poetry of the Italians, 510
—516—its peculiar form, 517—critical
analysis of the principal Romantic poems,

Political morality of the Americans, 20.

Polo, (Marco) qualifications of, as a travel-
ler, 178—notices of works respecting
him, 177—180—account of the commer-
cial visits of the father and uncles of
Marco, into Tartary, 181—their return
to Europe, 182—revisit Asia, 183—their
contrivance to obtain leave to return to
Europe, 184—talents and skill of Marco
Polo in China, 183,184—their arrival at
Venice, 185—and reception there, 186,
198—Marco, appointed to the command
of a gaily, is taken prisoner by the Ge-
noese, 188—vindication of him from the
charges of ignorance, 190—195.

Poor-Laws, English system of, adopted in
America, 9.

Population of Hayti, 456.

President of the United States, how elected,

Promenade aux Cimetieres de Paris, 359.
See Cemeteries.

Publications, (New) lists of, 263,557.

Pulci's Morgante, analysis of, with remarks,


Red Snow. See Snow.

Religion, baneful effects of the non-esta-
blishment, in America, 7—state at New
York, 132—at Philadelphia, 146,147—
specimen of fanaticism there, 144,145.

Reports of adjudged cases in law and
equity, i mportance of, 401, 402—remarks
on their enormous increase, 402—404—
and on its consequences, 404, 405.

Revenue-Laws, the number and intricacy
of, considered, 406—410.

Richmond, beautiful lines written in the
churchyard of, 397, 398.

Romantic Poems of the Italians, remarks


on the material of, 510—historical tradi-
tions, ib.—the mythology of the middle
ages, 511—fragments and reminiscences
of classical literature, 512—514—fictions
derived from the Saracens and Normans,
and arising from the feudal ages, 514—
fictions gradually added by the story-tel-
lers, 515-—remarks on the peculiar form
of the Italian Romantic poetry, 517—
examination of the Morgante of Pulci,
518—525—and of the Morgante Mag-
giore of Bojardo, 526—comparison be-
tween him and Ariosto, 527—5211—ana-
lysis of the Orlando Furioso of Ariosto,
with remarks on his genius, 529—541—
analysis of, and remarks on the Orlando
Innamorato of Berni, 541—544—cha-
racteristics of the heroic and romantic
poetry of the Italians, 544—548—the
554—observations on the genius and
misfortunes of Tasso, 555,556.
Rose, (Wm. Stewart) the Court of Beasts,
a poem, 486—design of the poem, 491
—493—specimens of it, 493—497—re-
marks on its execution, 497,498.
Ross (Captain), Voyage of Discovery, 213
—observations on his failure and on his
qualifications, 214—progress of the ships
Isabella and Alexander, ib.—remarks on
the author's description of an iceberg,
215—inaccuracy of his engravings, 216
.—important observation made at Wygat
island, 217—biographical notice of John
Saccheous, an Eskimaux interpreter, who
accompanied Captain Ross, 217—219-
progress of the voyage, 220—perilous
situation of the ships, ib.—account of in-
terviews with Eskimaux, 221 — 224—
proof that they obtained their iron from
aerolites, 224, 225—description of their
manners, pursuits, and mode of living,
227, 228—account of the red snow,
found by Captain Ross, 229—the co-
louring matter proved to be a vegetable
product, 230—and a species of moss, 231
—notices of red snow seen in various
countries, 232—remarks on Captain
Ross's accounts of Wolstenholme Sound,
Whale Sound, and Sir Thomas Smith's
Sound of Baffin, 233—236—examination
of Captain Ross's inconsistencies in his
account of Lancaster Sound in Baffin's
Bay, 237—244—extract and sketch of
it, from Lieut. Parry's private journal,
244,245, notes—Captain Ross's justifica
tion of his conduct, 246, 247—examina-
tion of it, 247—253—description of the
country, on the westerly point of Lan-
caster Sound, 253—remarks on the con-
duct of Captain Ross, 254—256—state-

ment of the advantages resulting from the
voyage, 256—262.


Saccheous (John), an intelligent Eskimaux,
biographical notice of, 217—219.

Sago-tree, described, 335.

Saving Banks' Act, remarks on the impo-
licy of, 422.

Schlegel (Frederick), Lectures on the His-
tery of Literature, 271—his character of
Aristophanes, 271—273—probable rea-
son why he selected Socrates as the ob-
ject of ridicule in his Clouds, 273.

Scottish Lowlands, popular fictions of, of
Teutonic origin, 97, 98.

Shelley, (P. B.) Laon and Cythna, cha-
racter of, 461—remarks on the tendency
of the poetical school to which he be-
longs, 460—character of his Revolt of
Islam, 461—beautiful stanzas from that
poem, 462—reasons why it never can
become popular, ib.—specimen of Mr.
Shelley's philosophical creed, 463—and
of his aversion to Christianity, 464—re-
marks on his political system and designs,
as displayed m his poem, 465—471.

Slave-holding system, in America, evils of,
10. 132.146,147.

Slavery, perpetuated in Kentucky, in defi-
ance of law, 153—barbarous treatment
of a negro slave there, 154—curious ad-
vertisements for slaves, 130, 131. 154,

Snow (Red), found by Captain Ross, ac-
count of, 229—its colouring matter
proved to be a vegetable product, 230—
and a species of moss, 231—notices of
red snow, seen in various countries, 232.

Society, state of, at New York, 127—130
at Boston, 141—at Philadelphia, 146,
147—in Kentucky, 154—156—and at
New Orleans, 157—159.

Socrates, character of, by M. Schlegel, 271
—273—portrait of the philosopher as re-
presented by Aristophanes in the Clouds,
295—300—proofs that he did not write
to ridicule Socrates, but the sophists of
that time, 311—316—remarks on the
character of Socrates, 319,320.

Sophists (Greek), principles and practices
of, exposed, 289—291—were ridiculed
by Aristophanes, 311—316.

Spain, remarks on the popular fictions of,

Statutes of the United Kingdom, 398—lawr
originally simple, ib.—causes of theis
subsequent complexity, 399—increasing
bulk of the English statute law, 405,406
—remarks on its causes, the number of
revenue laws, 406—409—of laws grant-
o 2 ing
ing bounties on exportation and importa-
tion, and prohibiting exportation and im-
portation for a limited or unlimited time,
410—412—the number of local acts of
parliament, 413—of particular acts, 414
—and of temporary acts, 415, 416—
these enactments not sufficiently watched
by members of parliament, 416—obser-
vations on the careless and inaccurate
language in which the statutes are usually
drawn up, 417—419—excessive love of
legislation, the most powerful cause of the
increase and imperfection of our statute
laws, 419—430.

Swiss, capricious taste of, in their church-
yards, 395.


Tasso's Gerusalcmmc, analysis of, 550—
553—character of his Amiuta, 554—ob-
servations on his genius and misfortunes,
555, 556.

Tassoni's Secchia Rapita, design and cha-
racter of, 506—503.

Taxes, a few heavy ones, preferable to
many and vexatious small ones, 409.

Tea, how dried, in China, 87—reasons why
the tea-plant cannot be cultivated else-
where, 88.

Temperature of the Arctic regions, observa-
tions and experiments on, 259, 260.

Temporary arts of parliament, evils of the
increased number of, considered, 413—

Teutons, remarks on the popular fictions of,
93—the popular tales of England and of
the Scottish Lowlands, probably of Teu-
tonic origin, 97.

Thuvy (L. H.) Description des Catacombes
de Paris, 359. See Catacombs, Ceme-

Tom Thumb, notice of the popular tradition
respecting, 101.

Toussaint L'Ouverture, character of, 440—
his rise to power, 441—anecdote of his
integrity, 442, 443—his excellent disci-
pline, 443—prosperity of St. Domingo,
ib. 444—account of the expedition sent
against him under General Le Clerc, 444,
445— pacification concluded between the
blacks and the French, 446—Toussaint

treacherously seized by order of Buona-
parte, carried to France, and put to
death, 447.

Tradition (unauthoritative), importance of,
illustrated, 353—357.

Turtle-fishery of South America, described,


Universities, claims of, to eleven copies of
every work, considered, 202—proofs of
the oppressive results to literature, 202—
204—strictures on tho specious argu-
ments urged in behalf of the claims of
the universily of Cambridge, 200, 201—
the rapacious claims of certain universi-
ties exposed, 206, 207.

Vampire-bat, described, 70.

Vanity (American), specimen of, 24.

Variation of the magnetic needle, experi-
ments on, 257, 258.

Vitruvius, plan of the work of, on architec-
ture, 28—character of him, 29, 30—in-
correct state of the MSS. of his work, 31
—analysis of Mr. Wilkins's translation of
it, with remarks, 32—40.


Welsh, remarks on the popular fictions of,

Whisllecraft (Messrs.) Prospectus of a Na-
tional Poem, 486—specimens of it with
remarks, 498—503—advice to the au-
thor, 508.

Wilkins (William), the civil architecture
of Vitruvius, translated, 25—notice of
his introduction, 31—35—analysis of his
translation, with remarks, So'—40.


Xenophon, character of, 316—318.


Youth, total insubordination of, in Ame-
rica, 8, 9,


Zurla (Abate), Disscrtazioni di Marco Polo,
&c. 177—defective plan of his work,

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