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Aesculapius, temple of, the scite of, in the Epidaurian ruins, 36.
Agamemnon, tomb of, has the largest bewn stone known over its en-

trance, 36.
Aganippe and Hippocrene, fountains of, discovered, 41.
Agave, a new species of, described, 140.
Albyn's Anthology. See Scotch vocal poetry.
America. See United States.
American, the South, a metrical tale, 504— Indian music, 505_Caracas,

id.-La Guayra, 507—architecture, id.--bamboo-huts, 509—Indian
beverage, 510–River Magdalena, 511-Carthagena, id.-mona, or
ring-tailed monkey, how caught, 512-general observations about South

America, 513.
Arabs, mode of living and extraordinary longevity of, 223—schools

among, 325--their tribes, 329.
Arithmetic, why not have its own method of demonstration, as well as Al-

gebra and Geometry? 448.
Bennett's new theory of the tides built upon false principles, 234.
Bigelow, Dr.'s, inaugural address, 172.

on the use of clavus or ergot in rye, 186.
Blakeley, Captain Johnston, biography of, 208_birth, id.-education, 209

-entry into the naval service, id.-amiable character of, 211-cap-
Christophe, elevation to the presidentship of Hayti, 405-conduct in that

tures the Reindeer, id.-loss of, 212.
Blanc, the Abbe le's preservation of an essay, by an obscure author, from

which Dr. Franklin took his Conversation of the Ephemeræ', 392.
Bonaparte, anecdotes of, 227–31.
Brazil, travels in, 487-manners at Pernambuco, 288—mummery of re-

ligion, 489—female character, 490—scandalous system of taxation,
492_manufactures and schools, id.--no press, 493-capio plant and
carapato, or tick, 493—bad water, 494--mosquitos, 495—ignorance of
the people, id. itinerant preaching, 496—bad administration of justice,
id. -curious instance of Brazilian justice, 498—the aborigines, id.
rapidity of vegetation,
498-cow-herds, id.-

superstition, 499-curious
play of intrudo, 501—Brazilian planters, 503.
Brewster, Dr. on the descent of the fluid which lubricates the cornea, 197.
Brothers, Richard, biography of, 253.
Buckminster, Sermons of, review of, 484.
Burchard's travels in south Africa, 189—his drawings and collections, 196.
Byron, Lord's, third canto of Childe Harold, 173—Darkness, 175.
Campbell, Mr., a collector of Scotch vocal poetry, 167.

a Mariner's account of the Sandwich Islands, 188.
Cause and effect, Hume's doctrine of, erroneous, 8–12–common notion of,

corroborated, 13, 14.
Canning, right hon. George, M. P., biography of, 254.
Caracas, description of, 50
Carnot, character of, 225.
Carolina, North and South, schools and colleges in, 289-300.
Cartwright, Edmund, D. D. biography of, 255.

capacity, and elevation to the monarchy, 405.
Claims of Godfrey and Hadley to the invention of the reflecting quadrant,

discussed, 281.
Clarke, Dr.'s, Travels, 32—indignation at British taste, in despoiling the

temple of Minerva, id.censure of Lord Elgin, 33—description of
Phidias' famous horse's head, id.-of the sculpture in the Parthenon,
34—of Corinth, 37-attempt to ascertain the scite of the Isthmean
town, the temple of Neptune, the stadium, and the theatre, id.-de-
scription of Hellas, 37-visit to Merathon, 39—to Platra, Leuctra,
and Thespia, 41-to Chæronea, Orchomenus, Delphi, Parnassus, and
Thermopylæ, 42-to Thessaly, 43—to Larissa, Olympus, Ossa, and Pe-
lion, 44to Therma, 45-character of his style, 47.

experiments with Newman's blow-pipe, 194-establishes the me-
tallic nature of barytes, of strontion, and perhaps of silex, 195-re-
duces meteoric stones to iron, 196~illiberality respecting the invention

of the compound blow-pipe, 195.
Clavus or ergot in rye, diagnostics and effects of, 186.
Cleaveland's Mineralogy, character of, 301-arrangement, 302–4-obser-

vations on Hauy's system, id.-objections to this plan, 308—mistakes,
309—introduction to the study of geology, 312—remarks on the geology

of tbe United States, 314.
Clegg, Mr.'s improvements in gas apparatus, 197.
Columbus, original letter of, respecting his first voyage, 513_authenti-

cated, id. et seq.
Congo, identical with the Niger, 335.
Connecticut, colleges in, 293.
Conversations on Political Economy, character of the work, 60-extracts

from, respecting the invention of machinery, 60–1.
Corinth, present condition of, 37.
Correspondent, notice of, 439.
Curran's Plate Warmer, a poem, 73—its object problematical, id.
Danger of the smallest deviation from truth illustrated, 61-73.
Davy, Sir H.'s new views respecting flame, 196-safety-lamp, id. note.

Mr. John's experiments upon sea-water, 207.

Rev. William, biography of, 255.
Day's Course of Mathematics, general character of, compared with the

systems of Webber, Hutton, Wood, and Vince, 441—not a mere com-
pilation, 444-Euler and Lacroix his models in illustration, id.-advan-
tages of their diffuse method, 445-carried somewhat too far by our
author, 446-leading excellence of the work, 447—deficient in want.
ing arithmetic, 448-definition of quantity objectionable, 449—also his
assignment of fluxions to the higher branches of Algebra, 452—argu.
ment against scientific studies, 453—definition of Algebra not explana-
tory enough, 454-por his account of the positive and negative signs,
455—definition of equation not so precise as Mr. Stewart's, 456—that of
ratio, in one sense, implies a solecism, 458—his Variation supplies an
important chasm, id.--also his doctrine of infinites, 459—definition of
Logarithms not distinctive enough, 462—on departure and difference

of longitude, 465.
Delaware, schools in, 289.
Derby (in Eng.) Infirmary in, how ventilated, 207.
Dialogue, its excellencies, as a method of teaching science, 69.
Dictionary, biographical, of living authors, character of, 253,
Digits, Arabic, conjectures on the original formation of, 165.

Directory, the French, character of, by Carnot, 224.
District of Maine, colleges in, 296.
Dolomieu, notice of the life and writings of, 191-birth, id.-mineralogi-

cal travels, 192-persecuted in the Revolution, id.--expedition to
Egypt, 193-composed his Mineralogical Species in prison, id.

death, 194.
Dwight, Dr. Timothy, influence of, 265—birth, id.-education, 266–

graduation at Yale College, id.- tutorship in that seminary, 267—ad-
dress to the students in July 1776, 269-marriage and entrance into the
army, 270—residence at Northampton, and appointment to the general
court of Massachusetts, 271-his Conquest of Canaan, id.-Greenfield
Hill, 272—residence at Greenfield Hill, 273–occasional discourses, id.
-essays under the title of The Friend, 274—his academy, id.-appoint-
ment to the presidentship of Yale College, 275-arduousness of his
duties as president and professor of divinity, 276–History of New Eng-
land and New York, id.-his character as a man of talents, 277—as a
preacher, 278—as an instructor, 279—as a companion, 280—death,

and titles, 281.
Earth, how affected by the process of heavy bodies to and from the equa-

tor, 400.
Elgin, Lord, Dr. Clarke's censure of, 33.
Ely, Sermons of, reverend, 486.
Ergot. See Clavus and Bigelow.
Faxar, M. Pelacio's account of the alstenia teiformis, or tea of Bogota, 191.

of the river Mela, 198.
Fifteen Days in London, a work calculated to do good, 131-written with

the true spirit of travelling logic, 132_ingenuity of its attacks upon
English manners, id.-instances, extracts relating to side-walks, 132-
3—to insurances, 133—4—to English coffee-houses, 136-7-unsocia-
bility, 138--displays the true characteristics of Frenchmen, 138-in-
stances, gravity on a caricature, 139—jocularity on a coffin, id.-gene-

ral character of, 140.
France, opinion of Travels in, 467-Emperor Alexander, King of Prus-

sia, Count Platoff, &c. 469_Physicians in the Russian Army, 4694
Duke of Wellington, 470-manners and peculiarities of the people,
471-Contrast between France and Flanders, 273—Additional pecu-

liarities of the French, 478.
Franklin, Dr. first collection of his writings, electrical letters, 354

fourth edition, id.-second collection, political writings, 355-third col-
lection, life and essays, 357—first edition of his complete works, in
London, id.-a similar edition, in Philad., 358-manifold instances of the
editor's ignorance, carelessness, and disingenuity, 358, 371-very extra-
ordinary delay in editing his MS. works, 371-—unsatisfactorily explain-
ed by his grandson Wm. Temple Franklin, 372–Private Correspon-
dence, character of, 373—parallel between him and Lord Bacon, 374
why the fame of such men is constantly increasing, 375–on domestic
architecture, 377-on exercise, id.-on moral algebra, 378-on a pro-
ject of a new American coin, id.- .-on newspaper editing, id.-on book-
selling arts, 379-on double spectacles, id.-on hearing, 380-conclu-
sive argument against privateering, 381--on steam boasts, 382-on the
abolition of slavery, id.-his creed, 383—former infidelity, 384, note
assiduity in defence of America, 385—Prussian edict, reception of, id.-
affair with Lord Hillsborough, 387—with the Duke of Grafton, 388-his
masterly conduct during the negociations for peace, 389–Weems' edi-
tjon of his life and essays reprobated, id.-a good collection of his works

a desideratum, 391---the morals of chess, parable against persecution,

and speech of an Ephemeris, not original, 392, 394.
Franklin, Mr. William Temple, defence of his delay in publishing his grand-

father's MS. 358—unsatisfactorily explained, 172-mysterious conduct
in the business, 372-deficiency in care and judgment, 372–3.
Gazometres, new mode of suspending, described, 395.
Georgia, schools and colleges in, 289-301.
Gifford, William, biography of, 256.
Greathead, Henry, biography of, 257.
God, his existence and attributes incapable of proof by Hume's doctrine

of cause and effect, 23—but not so from the common doctrine, 24.
Gorham, Dr.'s, inaugural address, 172.
Greece, the scenery of, peculiarly calculated to inspire sublime poetry, 38

-doubted, id.
Greeks of distinction, the curious social customs of, at meals, 41.
Guayra, La, description of, 508.
Hamet, Sidi, veracity of examined, 333-story confirmed, 336, note; 337,

note; 339, and the note; 344, note-journeyings of in Africa, 336 et seq.
Hare, Robert, original inventor of the compound blow-pipe, 195.

new mode of suspending gasometers, 395.
Hauy's system of mineralogy, professor Cleaveland's remarks on, 304.
Hayti, importance of to the United States, 403—the island aboriginally so

called, 404—the revolution of in 1802-3, id.-subsequent changes in,
405-education in, id.-agriculture and commerce, id.- capital and
places of resort, 406–Sans Souci, the king's palace, 408—his person
and character, id.-L'Eclair and markets, 408—manners of the natives,

id.-interior little known, id.
Hederic, quoted, 445, note.
Hellas, description of, 37.
Hershell, William, LL. D. F. R. S. biography of, 257,
Hoffman's course of legal study, character of, 262.
Hume's division of philosophy into the active and the speculative, 6-his

own philosophy of the latter sort entirely, 7-his reasoning concerning
cause and effect, gives rise to Mr. Ogilvie's definition of human know-
ledge, 8-inconclusive, 9—proves too much, 10—leads to absurdity, 11
-spirit of his sceptical philosophy, 11-12-28-bis reference of our
conclusions from experience to habit erroneous and inconceivable,

Japan, account of, 206.
Java, account of, 206.
Jenner, Dr. Edward, pamphlets relative to the life of, 48—his birth and

parentage, id.-studies under Hunter, id.-anecdote concerning, which
brought him into notice, 49—refuses the offer of a place in India, id.-
discovers the properties of the cow-pox, id.-reprint of his own account
of the discovery, 49–52-medal presented to him by the Medical So-
ciety of London, 56-his observations on the cuckoo, id.—unambitious
character of, 56-his gratuitous inoculation of the poor, in a house to
which he gave the name of the Temple of Vaccinna, 57–8—his gene-

rosity, 58-a great, as well as a good man, 59.
Jewitt, John R.'s narrative characterized, 141-birth, id.--capture by

the Nootkians, 142—saves a ship-mate, Thompson, 143—character, 145
-marriage among the natives, 154_device to rescue himself and his

comrade, 164--escape, 165.
Institute of France, proceedings of, between 5th August and 16th Septem-

ber 1816, 205-vipre fer de lance, id.-Egyptian cubit, id.

Intelligence in Science, Literature, and the Arts, 84-172-264-348-436-

Iron, new use of, for paving streets in London, 439.
Journal of Science and the Arts, No. III., character of, 177.
I unius identified with Sir Philip Francis, 348—ascertained to be Hugh

Boyd, 524.
Kentucky, schools and colleges in, 289-300.
Koster's travels in Brazil, 487-becomes a planter, 502.
Larissa, vast quantity of the verde-antico marble found at, 44.
Lavellee's bistory of the French factions, 213-character and qualifica-

tions as an author, 214.
Letters from Virginia, 238–418.
Machinery, the effects of on labour, 60.
Magdalena, curious river of, described, 511.
Marathon, plain of, described, 39.
Maryland, schools and colleges in, 289-298.
Massachusetts, colleges in, 291.
Maury, the abbé, character of, 217.
Medicine, state of in America, 111--composition of, id.-history of, 112

-- list of American authors in, 125-6~teachers and schools of, in the

United States, 126-character of the profession of, 130.
Meta, M. P. Faxar's account of, 198.
Methuon's new theory of crystallization, 180.
Mineralogy, review of Cleaveland's, 301.
Minerva, temple of, despoiled, 32.
Miracles, Hume’s argument against, inconclusively answered by Mr.

Ogilvie, 25-proved to be absurd, 25-28.
Mirbel's views of vegetable nature, 183.

M Leod, Sermons of, reviewed, 485.
Monticelli's description of the eruption of Vesuvius in 1813, 177.
Moss, a new, allied to the genus splachnum, Mr. Hooker's account of, 196.
Necessary Connerion, meaning of the phrase, 18.
New-England, schools in, 286.
New-Hampshire, colleges in, 295.
New Jersey, schools and colleges in, 287–296.
Newman's instrument to measure a ship’s way, described, 190—blow-pipe,

194, note.
New-York, schools and colleges in, 287–296.
Niger, question of its termination discussed, 331.
Nootka, Three years at, 141-village of, 147–8.
Nootkians, government of, 148–9—religion, 150–3-marriages, 153—affa-

bility to one another, 155—mode of warfare, 156-slaves, 157–pe-
culiarities of dress, 158-60-architecture, 160—food, 161-language,

Novels, Ogilvie's Essay on, p. 29—writers generally young and inexperi-

enced, 30—in general more dull than immoral, 31.
Ogilvie's Philosophical Essays—Essay II, 1—its design similar to that of
Locke's, id.-imprecision in the use of philosophical language, 2-im-
plied scepticism of his language, 3-definition of human knowledge, 4
false, 4-5-founded on Hume's doctrine of cause and effect, 9-his
method of accounting for our belief, that the future will resemble the
past, erroneous, 19--conclusions from his reasoning as to the existence
of God, and of miracles, 22-illogical, 23, 25--Essay III. modern abuse
of moral fiction in the shape of novels, 29--declamatory, rather than
argumentative, id vitiated by his notions about cause and etfect,

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