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cadences, and almost unlimited in its compass-while there is a moral grandeur in his action which imparts dignity to every sentence that he utters. His oratory is all his own, was fabricated by himself, and with its master it will die. To his vast and extensive learning, which seems equally to comprehend both the solid and superficial, we cannot refuse our tribute of admiration. His literary stores have been apparently accumulated by reading “ non multa sed multum;' and he has torn the heart out of every book that he ever opened. In all his great speeches there is, accordingly, a rich substratum of heterogeneous knowledge, overlaid with the graces of diction, and subservient to the fervid impulse of his eloquence. Wherever he has taken particular pains with the composition of his oratory, it assumes a quaint and antique air, which indicates a taste deeply imbued with the spirit of the olden times, and his sentences are constructed of

“ Words that wise Bacon or brave Raleigh spake.RefineD PLEASURES.—That calm and elegant satisfaction, which the vulgar call melancholy, is the true and proper delight of men of knowledge and virtue. The pleasures of ordinary people are in their passions, but the seat of this delight is in their reason and understanding. Such a frame of mind raises that sweet enthusiasm which warms the imagination at the sight of every work of nature, and turns all round you into picture and landscape.

HINT FOR THE British Youth.—If a youth is wooingly disposed towards any damsel, as he values his happiness, let him follow my advice; call on the lady when she least expects him, and take note of the appearance of all that is under her controul. Observe if the shoe fits neatly, if the gloves are clean, and the hair well polished. And I would forgive a man for breaking off an engagement if he discovered a greasy novel hid away under the cushion of a sofa, or a hole in the garniture of the prettiest foot in the world. Slovenliness will ever be avoided by a well-regulated mind, as would a pestilence. A woman cannot always be what is called dressed, particularly one in middling or humble life, where her duty, and, it is consequently to be hoped, her pleasure lies in superintending and assisting in all domestic matters; but she may be always neat-well appointed. And, as certainly as a virtuous woman is a crown of glory to her husband, so surely is a slovenly one a crown of thorps.

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ABSORPTION

368
Acorn, the Sea

165
Acoustics

380
Acoustical Experiment

47
Address in Conversation, Essay on 299
Adelaide

452
Advantages of two legs

77
Affectation, Essay on

279
Africa, Description of a Scene in 9
African Tiger

114
Air

38
Air, Properties of

49
Algiers, Conquest of

421
Alligators

149
Alps, Difficulty of crossing the 11
Amphibia

146
Ancient Historians, Remarks on 312
Anecdote of Kosciusko

422
Anecdote of a Carrier Pigeon 92
Anecdotes of Elephants

115
Anecdotes of a Diana Monkey 127
Animalculæ

195
Animal, a new

194
Animal Attachments

111
Animal Instinct

109
Animal Chemistry

143
Animal Flowers

168
Animal Functions, a source of heat 139
Animal Mechanics

137
Animals, Classification of

69
Animated Nature

69
Anthology

253
Antipathies and Fea.'s

73
Ants, Milch Cows of

186
Anxiety, Essay on

291
Aphides

176
Apparitions in Dreams, Reality of 77
Appennines, Greatest Elevation of
the

8
Aqueduct of Caserta

387
Arctic Regions

12
Arracacha, the

231
Artichokes, Jerusalem

233

Bailie, Original Anecdote of 439
Balm of Mecca

217
Banks of the Rhine
Baths of Baden

21
Banquets, Omissions in Royal 400
Bantry, Bay of

12
Bear Hunt

124, 135
Beauty, Disadvantages of

412
Bed Curtains injurious to Health 375
Bee, the Queen

188
Bees

179
Bees, Economy of

180
Bees, Management of

182
Bees not injured by Echoes 187
Bees of Chamouni

187
Belief in Astrology

67
Bill of the Toucan

142
Bills of Exchange

457
Birds, Care of, for their young 88
Birds, Cunning of

86
Birds, Description and Classifica-
tion of

79
Bird's Nest illuminated

424
Bishop, Trout Sauce

447
Black Lead Mines

370
Blood purified by the Liver 143
Bohemian Chatterer caught in
Orkney

80
Bone Manure

216
Boring for Water, Discovery in . 393
Botany

197, 435
Boxing with a Tiger

123
Brains, Duke of Manchester's, Loss
of

76
Bridge, largest Iron

437
Britain, Deterioration of the Cli-

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Brougham Hall
426 Conversation

312
Bruce, Character of

444
Conversational Pieces

362
Burns, last Moments of
437 Coral

168
Business, Ease in

435 Corn, Destruction of by Hares 225
Byron, Death of

431
Corn, Indian

206
Byron, Person of Lord

401 Cotton
Course of the Niger

24
Cabinet of Curiosities
250 Creation of the World

435
Cambridge Philosophical Society 226 Crocus, Influence of Light on the 207
Camel
109 Crow, Mode of Destroying

89
Carrot, Wild
212 Crows, Value of

85
Cassowary

94 Cruelty to Animals, Essay on 295
Cat? What is a
101 Culture of Silk

216
Cats

101 Custom, Singular, in the Isle of
Cats, Fascinating Power of

145
Man

411
Chameleon

100
Chamouni, Valley of
14 Davy, Sir H., Adventure of

25
Chancellor, the Lord

458
Dead Sea, Visit to the

33
Changes in Life
71 Death by a Tiger

433
Character, a
255 Death Watch, the

188
Cheese, Stilton
367 Definitions, Elaborate

427
Chemistry, Effects of

387 Deism, Essay on the Defects and
Cherokee Newspaper

406
Absurdities of

302
Cherry, Black Tartarian

217 Deterioration of the Climate of
Child, the (a Character)

424
Britain

42
Chimney Swallow

97
Dew

46
Chinese Mode of Fishing

155 Diamond, History of the large
Cinnamon, Cultivation of

229
Russian

245
Climate of Britain, Deterioration of 42 Diamonds and Pebbles

240
Climate, Influence of .

74 Diamonds, Origin of the Use of 244
Clothing, Warm
77 Diorama, Regent's Park

432
Clouds, Various kinds of
40 Diving for Sponge

168
Coal, Importance of
241 Dodo, the

87
Coals, Power of
377 Dog, Sagacity of a

102, 104
Cod, Patriarchal
155 Dog, the Beggar's

132
Coffee

212
Dogs, Affection of

104
Coins of the Edwards
365 Dogs, Character of

130
Coke and Raleigh

432 Dogs, Domestic
Colloquy with Birds
95 Douching Baths

365
Colosseum, Regent's Park

432 Dramatic Representations of the
Colour of Rivers
21 Court of Napoleon

449
Comet, Halley's

377, 394 Dreams, Reality of Apparitions in 77
Comets, Singular Notions re-

Dromedary

109
specting
60 Dugong, the

146
Compassion, Essay on
284 Duration of Life

71
Conchology

163
Connexion of the Atlantic with

Eagle and the Cat

80
the Pacific
34 Eagle and Salmon

94
Consequences of giving Advice 440 Eagles, Modes of Destroying 83
Constantinople, Spoils of
441 Eagles, Sociality of

81
Contemplations on a River
29 Ear, Forms of the

138
Contemplations on the Sea
32 Ears, Moving of the

77
Contrast produced by the Sun's Earth, the, Considerations on its
Influence

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Structure

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Fly, the Turnip !.

178
Fog, November

452
Forests, Inundated

437
Fossil Human Skeleton

3
Fossil Wood

3
Fossil Remains, Importance of in-
vestigating

5
Fossils, Pebbles, &c.

250
Fragment, a

235
Frankenstein, Origin of

440
Frenchman, a

410
Fruits

201
Fucia Tree, the

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Earth, the, Metallic

249
Earth, Temperature of the

6
Earth, Various views of the
Earthquakes

35
Earthquakes, Remarkable in Ca-
labria

36
Earthquakes, Destruction of Life
by

442
Education of Taliesin

414
Eel, curious Fact respecting the 162
Eel, Electric

156
Effects of Expansion

50
Eggs, to preserve

380
Elder Tree, Properties of the 206
Elephant Fight

122
Elephants, Banished
Elephants, Sagacity of

115
Elephants, Sea

149
Electricity

388
Eleven Thousand Virgins, The 415
Elocution

350
Eloquence

350
Entoinology

174
Este, the House of

402
Example better than Precept 428
Execution at Rome

409
Executors

455
Expansion, Effeets of

50
Experiment, New Acoustical

47
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Fall of the Leaf

211
Fall of Aerolites, and Shower of
Fishes

48
Falls of Niagara

13
Fascinating Power of Cats

145
Fears and Antipathies

73
Fecundity

82
Fiery Meteors

41
Firmness of Mind, Essay on

266
Fish, Extraordinary Appearance of 154
Fishes travelling on Land

151
Fish, Gold

157
Fish, Hatching

161
Fishery, Curious

158
Fishing, Chinese Mode of

155
Flannel Clothing

376
Flattery, Slander, and Truth,
Essay on

271
Flowers, Beauty of

210
Flowers, Classification of

201
Flowers, German Method of Pro-
curing, in Winter

214
Fluids, new, in Crystals

240
Fly, the Hop

190

Gaming, horrid Moloch of

420
Gardening, Planting, Agriculture 210
Gardens, Prussian Winter

215
Gas, Carbonic Acid

377
Gas, Self-made

369
Geography, definition of

1
Geology, definition of
George III. and B. West

439
Glass Tubes, how to shorten
Globe, Formation of our

16
Globe, Revolutions on its Surface

2
Goats

106
Gold Dust

247
Goldfinch

89
Gold, Counterfeit

379
Gold Fish

157
Gold Mine, New

379
Gold, Receipt for Making

249
Goose, Ember

93
Gooseberries

375
Goshawk

81
Grapes

230
Grasses, British

214
Guests, Duties of

424

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Hail
Heat, Causes and Effects of
Heat, Importance of
Hedge-hogs, omnivorous
Helminthology
Hint for the British Youth
Historians, Remarks on Ancient
Hope, Essay on
Horse, Pedigree of a
Horse Shoes
Horses, Arabian
Hot Springs of Italy
Humanity, Essay on
Hungary, Regalia of
Hunting with Leopards

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388
63
144
194
459
312
307
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Light and Darkness, singular Ef-
fects of

204
Light, Velocity of

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Light of the Moon

65
Linnæus

222
Lion Hunt

126
Literary Men, Origin of

410
Local Storm

44
Locusts

189
Logic

345
London University

407
Loss of Brains, Duke of Man-
chester's

76
Love, Force of

411
Luminosity of the Ocean
Luxury of Doing Good, Essay
on the

264

Ichthyology

152
Ignorance

362
Importance of Heat

63
Indigo, Mode of Rearing

228
Influence of Climate

74
Insect, Paper Making

175
Insects, not very susceptible of
Pain

178
Insects, Perspiration of

184
Insects in India

191
Insects, Dissection of
Insects, Governing Principle in . 174
Insects, Instinct of

180
Instinct, Insanity of

86
Intellectual Acquirements compa-
tible with Piety

289
Introduction

xiii
Irishmen in America

415
Italy, Hot Springs of

22
Italy, Indications of Volcanic Ac-
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Jerusalem, Beauty of its Prospect 8
Johnson, Peculiarity of his Style 417

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Machinery

404
Magnetism

390
Mahogany Tree

218
Maidenly Manœuvres

446
Man

70
Man, New Variety of

366
Manor of St. Giles

404
Mary, Queen of Scots, Marriage of 429
Mastiff's

103
Medicinal Roots, Gathering of 221
Mercy, Growth of

419
Metallography

247
Metals, Exportation of

393
Metaphysical Theory, Novel 76
Meteorology

38
Meteors, Fiery

41
Milch Cows of Ants

186
Mind, Superiority of, not neces-

sary to attain Eminence 74
Mineralogy

239
Mineral Crystals, Systems of 240
Mirage, the

42
Modes of Destroying Eagles 83
Monkey, Anecdotes of a Diana 127
Monkey, Natural History of the 100
Moon, Light of the

65
Moving of the Ears

77
Music, Ancient

317

Lady, a German Literary

426
Lake of the Solfatara

26
Lake Superior

20
Language, the English

335
Languages, Modern

331
Languages, Origin and Course of 324
Larch, the

373
Larvæ

192
Latin Pronunciation

391
Laurel Oil and Alcohol

379
Lawyer, Tailing a

392
Leaf Moon Fish

153
Legs, Advantages of two

77
Leopards, Hunting with

114
Life, Changes in

71
Life, Duration of

71
Life, Progress of

71
Life, View of

72
Lightning

41

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Napoleon, Confession of

435
National Debt

424
Natives of Van Diemen's Land 443
Nations of Europe, Character of 430
Natural History, Curious fact in 162
Natural History, Definition of 69
Natural History of the Monkey 100

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