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people's right to freedom now fully
admitted, 74. Contrast between the
Allies of 1792 and those of 1814, 75.
Homage of the continental potentates
to freedom, 76. Heresy of English
Tories, 77. Apology for Tory grudg
These originate chiefly in
ignorance, 79. Antagonist principles
greatly relaxed since the first day of
the Revolution, 81. Systematic haters
of liberty, 82: Tendency of recent
changes to increase of liberty, 83.
Influence of peace, in diminishing pa-
tronage, and removing pretexts for de-
laying Reform, 85. Poland and Nor-
way state of these countries a great
drawback on the pleasure excited by
the contemplation of the present pro-
spects of the European commonwealth,
Sounds, remarks on,in relation to Beauty,
Southey, Robert, Esq., Poet-Laureate,
&c. Review of his "Roderick: the
Last of the Goths," iii. 133. Testi-
mony to the great merits of the poem,
Faults of the poet's style, 134.
Too uniformly solemn, emphatic, and
verbose, 135. Too bitter on the Moors,
136. Questionable choice of subject,
137. Outline of the story, 138.
Moorish invasion-flight of Roderick,
139. Roderick's agony of mind-but
is at length aroused from it, and begins
to preach his crusade, 140, 141. First!
sight of his conquered realm, 142.
Meets with a heroine, 143. Progress
of his mission, 144. Pelayo -meet-
ing with Florinda, 145. Night journey,
146. Striking scene of Roderick and
Florinda, 147. Roderick's interview
with his mother, 151. Recognised by
his Argus, 152. Beautiful group of
Pelayo's family, 153. Calm dawn of
comfort, 154. Count Julian, and his
child, 155. Adosinda's revenge, 158.
Death of Julian, 159. Roderick - the
last of his battles, 160. Conclusion,
162. General remarks on the poem,
"Spectator, The," Papers in, on the plea-
sures of the imagination, i. 17.
"Speech of the Right Hon. William
Windham, in the House of Commons,
May 26. 1809, on Mr. Curwen's Bill,
'for better securing the Independence
and Purity of Parliament, by prevent-
ing the procuring or obtaining of Seats
by corrupt Practices.'" Review of, iv.
Spenser, i. 161. Campbell's notice of, ii.
Spirit of Music, Song of the," iii. 229.
Spring, beauty of, i. 38.
Squire and the Priest, The," by George
Crabbe, notice of, iii. 69.
Staël, Madame de, Review of her In-
edited Works, pu hed by her Son,
iv. 487. General remarks on her work,
487. Character of Mad. de Staël's
parents, 488. Her own early train-
ing and precocity, 489. Progress of
her genius, 490. Her sensibility, gene-
rosity, and kindness, 491. Her strong
affection for her father, 492. Anecdote
illustrative of it, 493. Her strong re-
ligious impressions, 494. Mad. de
Staël not a foundress of philosophy
except, perhaps, in France, 496, 497.
Her besoin de Paris, 498. Her lia-
bility to ennui, 499. Eulogium on
her writings, 500.
Staël, Madame de.
Review of her work
on Literature, i. 79. Her character,
and scope of her work, 79, &c. Notices
of, by M. Simond, iv. 469. Extracts
from her work, i. 83. 118. 121. 124.
133. Her theory of Perfectibility, i.
85, &c. Grounds of the doctrine, 86.
Strictures on, 88. Hopelessness of
its attainment, 97, &c. Supposes the
Greeks to be the first inventors of
literature, 106. Her views of the
natural progress of literature, 106.
Her manner of accounting for the
purity of taste characterising the earliest
Greek poetry, 107. Remarks on her
picture of the parting of Brutus and
Portia, 115. Her views of the amelio-
rating influence of Christianity on so-
ciety, 118. Her views of Italian litera-
ture, 121. Remarks on affectation, on
character, and taste, 122. Her opinion
of English writers, 126. Strictures on,
127. Her estimate of Shakespeare, 129.
Her opinion of the wit and humour of
the English, 130. Question as to its
justice, 131. Her praise of English
Her complaints of the
prolixity of English writers, 133. Her
remarks on English Parliamentary
Review of "Con-
Staël, Madame de.
siderations upon the Principal Events
of the French Revolution," ii. 55.
Great interest of the work, 55.
notices of Madame de Staël as a writer,
56. General character of her history,
57. Its defects, 58.
arising from contemporary history, 58.
Their cause, 59.
anticipating great events, or tracing
Evils of making
their causes, 60, &c.
theory the basis of history, 62. Madame
de Staël's leading objects in writing
her history, 63. Her theory of govern-
the Life and Writings of Dr. Reid,
late Professor of Moral Philosophy in
the University of Glasgow," iii. 322.
General remarks on
philosophy of Bacon, 322. Experiment
and observation, 323.
sophy directed chiefly to experiments,
of which Mind cannot be the object,
324, 325. Metaphysics not expe-
rimental, but merely the arrangement
of things previously known, 326, 327.
Utility of the science, 328.
tions on Materialism, 329. Imperfec-
tion of Stewart's defence of Dr. Reid,
330. No principle of credulity or
Disbelief in the
laws of belief, 332.
Her mistake in taking
The existence of matter not absurd, or in-
England for her model, 65.
conceivable, 334. Idealists neither mad
Cause and effect-
opinion of the powerful the only
nor wicked, 336.
source of stability in governments, 67.
liberty and necessity, 337.
Sources of the French Revolution, 69.
Of Stewart, Dugald, Esq., F. R.S. E.,
Administration of Necker, 70.
Emeritus Professor of Moral Philo
Calonne, 71. His dismissal, 71. His
sophy in the University of Edinburgh,
recall, 72. The States-general, 72.
&c. Review of his "
Remarks on the
Oppressive privileges of the nobles, 73.
Essays," iii. 373.
Pretensions of the new noblesse, 74.
declension of metaphysical studies, and
Struggles of the Tiers Etat, 75. Con-
its causes, 373-375. The results of
vocation of the States, 76. Fatal vacil-
close reasoning and investigation too
lations of the court, 77. The duplicity
Its effects, 79. easily accessible, 376.
of the court party, 78.
the "Essays," 377.
Mirabeau La Fayette-Sieyes, 80.
with Mr. Stewart as to Observation
Infatuation of Aristocrats and Doctri-
and Experiment, 379. Reply to his
False analogy of
naires, 81. Madame de Staël witnesses
the horrors of the 5th of October, 82.
Dis- anatomy, 381. No parallel in astronomy,
Progress of the Revolution, 83.
382. Metaphysics give no power, 383.
solution of the First Assembly, 84.
Experiment always gives power, 384.
Insane emigration of 1791. Character
No proper experiments on Mind, 385.
and fate of Louis XVI., 86. Madame
Manners not philosophy, 386.
de Staël's theory of popular excesses,
Napoleon ciple of association, 387.
87. The Directory, 88.
always known and acted on where
Bonaparte, 89, &c. Madame de Staël's
No proofs of the
Her con- useful, 388, 389.
personal impressions of, 90.
useful application of mental philo-
versations with, 91.
sophy, 390, 391. Question considered,
His insolence and
the Consulate, 93.
"Where are we to look for the fruits
His persecution of
of metaphysical investigations?" 392,
women and authors, 95. Etiquette of,
Great merit of Mr. Stewart's
His gift of sleep-arrogance, 97.
Treaty of Chatillon, 98.
Conditions of Bourbon Stoics, philosophy of the, its influence on
Revival of their
the Romans, i. 114.
maxims, i. 117.
Madame de Staël's
from Elba, 100.
notions of England, 101. Her general,
"Steam-boat, The. By the Author of
Annals of the Parish,'" &c., iii. 497.
Steele, notice of, i. 174.
Stewart, Mr. Dugald, his " Philosophical
Essays," i. 25. His theory of Beauty,
Review of his "
Strafford, Lord, strictures on the proceed-
ings of Parliament in his case, ii. 21.
"Sublime and Beautiful," Burke's Trea-
tise of the, i. 19, &c.
Sublimity and Beauty identical, i. 73,
Substance, metaphysically considered, iii.
Suicide, frequency of, in Rome, i. 116.
Summer thunder-storm, description of, " Tales. By the Rev. George Crabbe,”
Review of, iii. 51. See Crabbe.
"Tales of the Hall, By George Crabbe."
Review of, iii. 77. See Crabbe.
"Tales of My Landlord," review of, iii.
439. Conjectures as to authorship,
439. Superiority of novels to epics,
440. These novels better than any
others, 441. Character of the author's
genius, 442. His political bias and
his fairness, 443. General character of
the author's novels, 444. Their occa-
sional defects, 445. "Guy Mannering,"
446. The Antiquary," 447. "Tales
of My Landlord," 448. "The Black
Dwarf," 449. "Old Mortality," 451.
Last persecution of the Covenanters,
452. Its gloom relieved by the under-
currents of life, 453. Public events
affect few individuals, 454. Old friends
with new faces, 455. The author's
treatment of the Covenanters, remarks
upon, 456, 457. Cruelties of govern-
ment not to be palliated, 458. Faults
on both sides, 459.
Tartar tribes, notices of, ii. 218, &c.
"Task, The," Cowper's, origin of, i. 401.
Taste, Alison's Essays on the Nature and
Principles of, i. 3.
Taste, difference of national, i. 41. 257.
Influence of our civil wars, and the
Restoration, upon our national taste,
ii. 288, &c.
Taste, no standard to be fixed in relation
to, i. 75.
Taylor, Jeremy, notices of, i. 87. 100.
132. 134. 161, 162.
Theatre, the, forbidden by Quakers, iv.
236. See Quakerism.
"Theodoric, a Domestic Tale: with
other Poems. By Thomas Campbell."
Review of, ii. 445. See Campbell.
Thomson, i. 132. Critique on, by Camp-
bell, in his Specimens of British Poets,
Thornhaugh, Colonel Francis, Mrs.
Hutchinson's portrait of, i. 451.
Thunder, considered in relation to Beauty,
Swift, Jonathan, D.D., Dean of St.
Patrick's, Dublin, Review of the
Works of, i. 158. General charac-
ter of his writings, 167. Remarks
on the Life, prefixed to his Works,
168. Too favourable to the per-
sonal character of Swift, 169. Swift's
selfish change of politics, 170. His
own admission, 172. Acknowledg-
ment of his motives for changing,
173. His libels on his first associates,
174. A courtier with the Tories, 176.
His mercenary politics, 177. His
vanity and arrogance, 179. His poli-
tical friendships, 180. His party afflic-
tions, 182. His Irish animosities, 185.
His mean solicitations, 184. His per-
sonal character, 185. Tyrannical and
overbearing, 186. Servile, 187. His
heartless cruelty to women, 188. To
Varina, 189, &c. To Stella, 191, &c.
Some account of Stella and Vanessa,
193, &c. Catastrophe of Vanessa, 199.
Her Letters, 201, &c. Catastrophe of
Stella, 205. Swift's melancholy old
age, 206. Character of his writings, 208,
&c. A great master of invective, 210.
"His Tale of a Tub," 210. "History
of John Bull," "Martinus Scriblerus,"
and Gulliver's Travels," 211, &c. His
"Polite Conversation," Directions to
Servants," "Journal to Stella," 212.
Character of his poetry, 212. His im-
itations of Horace - -"Cadenus and
Vanessa," 213. His Rhapsody of Poetry
and Legion Club, 214. Extracts from,
215, &c. His libel on the Lord Lieute-
nant of Ireland, 221. Character of his
genius and style, 223. His peculiar
humour and irony, 225. Extracts from
his writings, i. 173. 182. 189. 190, 191.
192, 193. 196-198. 199–201, 202,
203, 204, 205, 206.212, 213. 216, 217,
218, 219, 220, 221, 222.
Switzerland, description of scenes in, by
Lord Byron, iii. 190, &c. Admirable
description of a first view of, iv. 455.
Pictures of Swiss towns and costumes,
"Switzerland, or a Journal of a Tour
and Residence in that Country in the
Years 1817, 1818, 1819. By L. Si-
mond." Review of, iv. 451. See Simond.
"Tale of a Tub," Swift's, notice of, i.
Tories of England dissatisfied with the
restoration of the Bourbons, iv. 77.
Strictures upon, 78.
must originate in ignorance, 79. Tories
and Whigs, 151.
Tory ministers-eulogium on their con-
duct in the affairs of France, iv. 51.
Trade, maxims of, among the Quakers,
iv. 245. See Quakerism.
Trafalgar, battle of, some particulars re-
lating to, iv. 285.
Transactions, American, and the Edin-
burgh Review, iv. 191.
"Trials of Margaret Lindsay.
author of Lights and Shadows of
Scottish Life.' Review of, iii. 497.
"Troilus and Cressida," Shakespeare's,
remarks upon, by Mr. Hazlitt, ii. 328.
"Valerius, a Roman Story." Review of,
Vane, Sir Henry, account of his execu-
tion, i. 498.
Venality of the people in any country only
an argument for urgent remedies, iv.
98, 99. Some remedies recommend-
ed, 100. British people not generally
open to the charge of, 108.
Vendée, La, Wars of. Review of Me-
moirs of Madame de Larochejacque-
lein, ii. 104, &c. Description of the
country, 111. Character of its popu-
lation, 112. First revolution-unpre-
meditated, 113. Originated with the
success, 115. M. de Lescure joins the
insurgents, 116. His family impri-
soned, 117. Perils and deliverance,
Great but undisciplined levies,
Spread of the insurrection, 127.
Check at Nantes, 128. Success at
Chatillon, 129. War of extermina-
tion, 131. Guerilla exploits, 150. Re-
treat across the Loire, 134. Last vic-
tory of the insurgents, 136. Death of
M. de Lescure, 138. Dreadful close
of the conflict, 139. General amnesty,
143. Executions at Nantes, 144.
Final amnesty, 146.
Veracity and credulity, in connection
with metaphysics, iii. 331.
"Vicar of Wakefield," noticed, iii. 501.
"Virgin Martyr," Massinger's, Pepys'
opinion of, i. 486.
"Vivian," Miss Edgeworth's tale of, re-
marks upon, iii. 414.
Voltaire, i. 86. 134. Cognomen of "The
Patriarch of the Holy Philosophical
Church" given to him in the Corre-
spondence of Baron Grimm, 329.
Grimm's views of Voltaire, 330.
worthy traits of, 331. History of his
Statue, 332. Anecdotes of, 334. His
last visit to Paris, 335. Glories of his
last reception, and final close of the
scene, 336. Circumstances of his
death, 337. Epitaph on, 338. Re-
marks on Bishop Warburton's treat-
ment of, iv. 348. 354.
Waddington, Charles, Esq., notice of his
Map and Memoir, appended to the
Memoirs of Baber, ii. 209.
Wales, Prince of (afterwards George II.),
his visit to the court of Berlin, ii. 157.
Walsh, Robert, Esq. Review of his
"Appeal from the Judgments of Great
Britain respecting the United States of
America," iv. 167. See America.
War, the American, its termination just
what the friends of justice and liberty
would have desired, iv. 170. Notions
of the Quakers respecting war, iv. 247.
Warburton. Review of Letters from
a late eminent Prelate to one of his
Friends," iv. 337. Warburton the last
of our great divines, 337. A giant in
literature, 338. His personal history,
339. Series of his publications, 340.
His staples, paradox and vituperation,
341. His notion of the necessity
of future rewards as an incentive to
virtue, 342. Strictures on this doc-
trine, 343. His doctrine of the in-
completeness of moral obligation unless
in obedience to the will of a Superior,
344. Effects of his insolence, intoler-
ance, &c., 346. His ferocity towards
unbelievers, 348. Injurious influence
of his violence on the cause of truth
and religion, 350. Scope and preten-
sions of the present publication, 351.
The same intolerant spirit pervades his
private letters, 352. His treatment of
his brother clergymen, 354. Instanced
in the case of South and Jortin, 355.
His tone towards Leland, 356. His
feelings on Jortin's death, 357. His
insolence to Middleton, Priestley,
Johnson, &c., 358. His absurd dis-
content, 359. Character of his wit,
359. Possessed force and originality,
360. Remarks on Clarendon, 361.
His views of Tillotson, &c., 362. Ob-
sequiousness of Bishop Hurd, 363.
General observations on the work,
Wars, probable perpetuity of, considered
as an argument against the doctrine of
Perfectibility, i. 93. No final cure for,
Washington Irving, his "Memoirs of the
Life and Voyages of Christopher Co-
lumbus. See Columbus."
"Washington, Life of," Marshall's, cri-
tique on, in the Edinburgh Review,
vindicated from the charges of Mr.
Walsh, iv. 189.
Watt, James, notice and character of, iv.
551. Remarks on the steam-engine,
551. Watt a benefactor to mankind,
552. Extent and variety of his attain-
ments, 553. Character of his conver-
sation, 554. Manners and personal
character, 555. Suitable close of his
Waterloo and Wellington, ii. 100. Lord
Byron's description of the muster for
the battle of Waterloo, iii. 184.
"Waverley; or 'Tis Sixty Years since."
Review of, iii. 426. Peculiar charm
and character of the work, 427. Con-
tains a gallery of Scottish portraits, and
painted from the life, 428, 429. Out-
line of the story, 430. Baron of Brad-
wardine Fergus Vich Ian Vohr, 431.
Waverley his introduction to the
Highlands, 433. Romantic visit to
the cave of Donald Bean Lean, 484.
A night in the cave, 435. Morning
by Highland Lake, 436. General ex-
cellence of the work, 437.
Wealth and intelligence may exist with-
out independence, iv. 102, 103. Pur-
suit of wealth by the Quakers quite
inconsistent with their repudiation of
Weber, Henry, Esq. Review of his edi-
tion of the "Dramatic Works of John
Ford," ii. 284.
"Westminster Review," notice of, iv.
Wharton, Lord, Swift's libel on, i. 221.
Whartons, the, notice of, i. 166.
Whig Royalists, their duty defined, iv.
Whigs, the old Constitutional, of Eng-
land, their position considered, iv. 117.
Whigs and Tories, 151.
"Widow, The," by George Crabbe, no-
tice of, iii. 100.
Wilberforce, Mr., interesting notice of,
"Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship: a
Novel. From the German of Goethe."
Review of, i. 257, &c. See Goethe.
Will of the Sovereign-The question
discussed, "Do we recognise the indi-
vidual will of the Sovereign in the
British Constitution?" iv. 22, 23.
Wilson, testimony to the agreeableness
of his writings, iii. 501.
Windham, The Right Hon. William, Re-
view of his Speech on Mr. Curwen's
Bill for securing the Independence and
Purity of Parliament. Review of, iv.
89. General subject considered, 89.
The natural influence of property, 90.
Such influence inevitable and not
injurious, 91. Corrupt influence of
property how indicated, 92, 95.
Corrupt or rotten boroughs. 94, 95.
Antiquity no real defence of abuses, 96.
Abuses in the representation not an-
cient, 97. Venality in the people
renders some remedy the more ur-
gently necessary, 98, 99. Some reme-
dies suggested, 100. The spirit of
freedom ought to be diffused, 101.
Wealth and intelligence do not neces-
sarily make a people independent, 102,
103. Greater power of the people
now than formerly, not owing to in-
creased wealth but greater intelligence,
104, 105. The power of the people
more than equal to any government, if