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GENERAL INDEX

TO VOL. I.

737

A death
835 Carter and Montagu compared

876
Abelard and Heloise
727 Castle of Dunanachy

998
Activity of the French women 605 Cast steel, important improvement in 359
Adams's Narrative in Africa
15, 55 Cats, their sagacity

239, 288
Adam's Peak, journey to
478 Catullus

57
Aerial Isles
466 Caution to experimentalists

246
Akenside, poetical character of
555 Charms and omens

46
Albani Collection
727 Chequers

418
Alcibiades
101 Cholera morbus

940
Ali Bey's travels
127 Christipa, of Sweden

335
Almanack clock
931 Cliocher, explanation of

52
Amber, origin of

244 Cincinnati, Dr. Franklin's opinion of the 399
Amusements in India
261 Colonial policy

471
Amusements of Clergymen
722 College minors

934
Ancient relics, curious

932 Comic Dramas, Edgeworth's
Ancient times

230 Consumptive patients, change of air for 655
Andre, Major
256, 943 Contagious fever

937
Anecdotes of Buonaparte

19, 821 Cowherd, the rev. William, his death 944
Duc d'Enghein
14 Craniology.

131
Dr. Franklin
179 Criticism, literary

223
Ants, curious account of
97 Cross buns, origin of

183
Apostate, a new play
696 Curious knife

911
Appelles
256 Culprit, explanation of

51
Arabs, account of the
291 Curiosities in France

139
Army, how to recruit an
60 Customs and manners in Holland

37
Artificial windpipe
592 Corpulence, as a disease

622
Asia, Ricbter's travels in

251
Atomic theory

738

Dalrymple, Gen. anecdote of
Avalanches of St. Bernard

498
Dante, Carey's translation of

681
Awkward habits

Damien, Goldsmith's mention of

Davies, serjeant, his death
Barclay's wife
491 Dead, on the disposal of the

301
Barometers

519 Deaf and dumb cured
Baths of Bareges

571 Death's door, a proverb
Battaecas, les, by Mde. de Genlis 367 Decision of character

48
Beau, its true meaning

342 Devil tavern
Belle Savage, a sign-post
351 Disparater, its meaning

31
Beloe, Dr. his death

837 Diving-hells, progress of
Berghem's wife

491 Douglas, lady, her death
Bible, method of its translation

414 Dogs, sagacity of

210, 241, 286,
Bible carried off by Janot
59 upon mount St. Bernard

9x
Biographical anecdotes

574 Drama

183, 371, 569, 825, !
Bishops against bible societies
939 Drunk as a piper, a proverb

4.
Blind jockey

100 Duc d'Enghien, anecdotes of
Boiling tar, curious properties of 387

- life of
Borri, the Alchemist

335 Duchess of Angoulême's memoirs
Bravery at Waterloo

57 Duke of Brunswick, his last days
Brazil, Koster's account of

167 Durer, Albert, wife of
Bread improved by carbonate of magnesia 940 Farthanakes in South-America
Bridge of cast-iroa
938 Edgeworth, abbé, memoirs of

499
Buchanan, Dr., Pearson's life of

441 Edgeworth, Richard Lovell, esq. death of
Boll against bible societies

920 Education
Bull and Gate

58

of the lower orders of the Scotch
Bull and Mouth

57 Elephants in Paris
Buonaparte, anecdotes of

13, 821 Elwes, John, bis death
Buros, inscription on
441 Emy rson, the mathematician

575
description of his mausoleum 443 Encouragement of literature

54
By hook or by crook

418 End of the world
Byron's Poems, defence of
30 Essays of Dr. Reid

393
• poetical character examined
378 Eton montem

939
Cabbage tree
474 Evasion of deht

934
Calculous complaints

! 936 Experiment of the bottle
Campbell's account of the Sandwich isles 214 Falls of the Rhine
Candle omens

134
Candle wicks, self consuming
47 Fashions, ancient and modern

319
55 Farm-houses in France
Captain Revel and the Countess of Ruzvarg 727 Females, erring and deserted, appeal for 45

140
Carey's translation of Dantè
681 Figure of the earth

519
Cards, as an amusement
566 Foxes turned bunters

419
Carriers accountable for lost packages 931 Freebairn, Robert, his death

188

257

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