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Beef, receipt for the salting of, 34

Bees, curious observations on, 9
ABERNETHY, Mr., 120

Bell, Mr. Charles, 229
Actor, the, 519

Bells, the effect of, 430
Africa, Captain Clapperton's second expedi- Bheels, their ingenuity, 431, 565

tion into the interior of, 526
African fables, 251

Bijou, le petit, a French annual, 108

Bird-catching, simple method of, 34
titles, 276

the American mocking, 497
Albrizzi, her character of Lord Byron, 516

Birds, the eye-brush in, 322
Albums and Blockheads, 57
Alligators swallowing stones, 355

, nests edible, 504

remarkable migration of, 524
Almanads, the English ones, 253

Black-balling, origin of, 65
duty on, 275

Blood, the transfusion of, 208
Amber, the formation of, 564
American mocking bird, 497

vessels, improper nutriment refused ad-

mission into them, 249
editor, modesty of one, 143

Is it a living fuid ? 433
Anecdote, curious typographical one, 209

Colonel, his attempt to steal the crown,
of an Irishman during the Rebel.

450
lion, 210

Blues, queries for them, 503
Anemone, history of the, 502

Blumenbach, anecdote of, 140
Annuals, expense of them, 208
Antideluvian footsteps at Corncodale Muir,31 Books, speculations on large ones, 211

Body, experiment on it, 23
Anthropophagi, horrid custom pf, 32

the small value of, 354
Antipathies, singular, 108, 324

the titles of, 430
Ants, observation on, 158
A pes, pot rational, 525

“ Boxes," the, 510

British American Colonies, 431
Arab hospitality, 502
Armstrong, Dr., 438

Brodie, Mr., 554

Brownie of the Black Haggs, 131
Arsenic, curious property of, 65

' Brutes, the faculties of, 355
Arts, useful, 525

Bucharest, 140
Astronomy, on the study of, 65

Buckingham, Mr., his lecture on the coun.
Aunt Margaret's Mirror, 166

tries of the East, 429
Augsburg, the musician of, 55
Australian birds, 524

Buonaparte family, the present state of

them, 509

Burial grounds at Vera Cruz, 177
B.

Burmah, sketches of, 123

Buy a Broom?' 233
Baboons of Africa, 526

Byron, Lord, the character of, 516
Bachelors, fines on, 108
Baisemain, 251

C.
Balloons, the inventor of, 66

-, reported discovery of steering them Calculating machinery, I
found out, 143

Calenture, the, 33
Barbadoes, 90

Camps of instruction in the British army, on
Barefaced joke, 144

the establishment of, 484
Barring-out, the custom of, 223

Canals in England and Frażące, 351
Barry, anecdotes of, 26, 209

Canova, 480
Bat, the best one in the school, 631

Canton, 409
Baths at Kermanshah, 178

Castes, institution of, in India, 181
Beards, 208

Cataract, couching for, 273
Beds in Germany, 143

Cats, white ones always deaf, 67
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Cattle used for fuel, 67

Duelling in Germany, 62
Ceibo wool, 525

Dye, accidental discovery of a new one,

67
Charles I., character of, 601

II., che court of, 502
Chervin, his researches on the nature of
yellow fever, 39

Early rising, 525
Chick Deo Raj, treachery of, 319

Ears, conjectures on, 322
Child, Bishop Earle's definition of, 252 * Earth, the, said to be a cooled star, 35
Children, exercises for, 605

Earthquakes and volcanos, probable cause of,
Chinese comedy, the indelicacy of, 143

109
epicurism, 209

Eating, history of, 397
geography, 275

East, European manners in the, 498
Cimarosa, anecdote of, 28

Eau de Cologne, receipt for the making of,
Clapperton, his second expedition into the 127
interior of Africa, 526

Editor, toil of a periodical one, 276
Climate, influence of, 208

Eddyston lighthouse, 324
Cobbett on early education, 67

Education, universal, 624
“ Cobbett's corn,” 202, 604

Eggs, method of preserving, 249
Cochrane's Pedestrian Journey, 625 Egypt, recent French expedition to, 588
Coffee in France, 353

Egyptian manuscript, 395
Grecian, 396

Elephants, banished, 250
making in England, 452

contrivance of, 355
from acorns, 634

sagacity of, 428
Cole, Dr., anecdote of, 60

-, the foot of the, ib.
Colosseum, description of the, 426

England eulogised by the Americans, 64
Colours, injurious effects of some, 210

Extreme unction, 636
Columbus, the life and voyages of, 211

Eye, account of a wonderful one, 66
Comets, essay on, 135

-, colour of the, 525
and other celestial phenoinena, 620
Compass, the invention of it, 277
Consumption, pretended cure for, 322

F.
Coral reefs, 254

Fag, atrocious usage of a, 603
Corpulency, 321

Fagging at Winchester school, 174
Cranmer, character of, 496

Fattening without food, 143
Critics, two sets of, 247

Feline animals, characteristics of, 354,
Cruden, resolution of, 430

Field, origin of the word, 140
Culprit, origin of the word, 34

First and Last Dinner, 513
Customi, curious effect of, ib.

Fishes of New South Wales, 524
Cyrenais, sepulchral monuments in, 26

Folly, 128

Forest broom, 565
D.

Fossil remains, 354

Fowling, dangers of, 31
Deaf and dumb, perception of music by the, France, arts and manufactures in, 605
248

Franklin's second journey to the shores of
“Death-watch," 522

the Polar Sea, 69
Deformities, on the cure of, 505

French postage, 34
Demand, how to make it equal to the sup-

-, apparent contradictions in
ply, 67

character, 249
Dennis, anécdotes of, 30

Fresco, on painting in, 91
Devil, preaching and patronage of the, 323

Fuel used by the Arabs, 67
, royal dinner for the, 502
Diamond, fabrication of the, 250, 322
Discoveries, doubtful, 251

G.
Dissections, human, 559
Dogs, sagacity of, 62

Galette, the, 503
trained for war, 63

Gall, Dr. and Sir W. Scott, 396, 355
Domestic economy, 429

Gas, new experiments on the combustion
Don Juan, original of the shipwreck in, 556

of, 602
Dora Costata, 261

Geography and hydrography, on the nomen-
Dramatic critics, 247

clature of, 434
Drinking, history of, 398

German beds, 143
Drowning persons, how to recover, 65

playwrights, 566
contrivance to prevent children

words, length of, 603
from, ib.

Germany, cheapness of English books pub.
Drugs, the small value of, 354

lished there, 35
Dryden, character of, &c. 142, 355

duelling in, 02

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Germany, royalty, 63

J.
Giraffes, living ones in Europe, 66
Glutton, a singular one, 525

Jacobinism, apology for, 179
“ God save the King,” who composed Jaculator fish, the, 276
by, 28

James the Sixth, anecdote of, 251
Godless World, the vision of a, 648

Jesuits, the, 152
Goldsmith, early wit of, 140

Jasher, discovery of the book of, 143
Gomini, the story of, 272
Grasshoppers' eggs, reward for the destruction

K.
of, 66
Gravel walks, how to make durable, 275 Kathleen Castle, narrative of, 209
Greeks, heroism of the modern ones, 26 Kean, the Parisians' opinion of, 29
Gürté, 635

“ Keepsake," the cost of the, 108
Gymnastic exercises, 265

Kermanshah, baths at, 178
King's Bench, evils of the; 175.

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Happiness of the sexes compared, 39, 117,
304

Languages of Asia and Europe, researches
American theory of, 66

into the, 416
Haydon, 408

Laplanders, customs of the, 323-
Head, covering for it useless, 65

Laud, Archbishop, 66
Heber's, Bishop, India, 453

Laws, glories of the, 139
Hemans, Mrs., her poetry, 209

Laws and customs, ancient, 432
Hill, Mr. Sergeant, anecdote of, 428 Leanness, lineaments of, 52
Hindoo absurdities, 251

Leech bites, method of stopping, 180
sculpture, 275

Life, duration of, 322
Hindoos, penances and expiations of the, 190 changes in, 323

-, philosophical opinions and maxims Linen, who first worn by, 251
of, 623

enormous value of, 354
Holland, pauper colonies in, 88

Linnæan Collection, the, 324
Horse, invention of a lay one for artists, 206 Lions, instinct of, 62
chesnut, the use of the, 431

Lisbon, notes on, 307, 392
Horses, broken winded, 35

Literature, manufactory of, in Germany, 126
Hydrography, on the nomenclature of, 434 Lithography, improvements in, 323
Hydrophobia, cure for, 427

Llanberris, Lord, confessions of, 593
Hypochondriasis, curious account of, 321 Lloyd's Coffee-house, origin of, 142

Locusts, in Persia and Arabia, used as food,

143
I.

London Bridge, the dimensions of, 142

plan for illuminating it from
Ice house, an economical one to construct, the country, 602

143, 634
Improvisatori, 633

M.
India, Bishop Heber's tour through part of,

Macaroni, how brought to this country, 251
Indian servants, 138

Madagascar, a visit to the court of, 477
Nights' Entertainments, 144 Macdonald of Glengarry, account of his

society, institution of castes, 181 arrest at the coronation, 228
Insanity, on, 79

Machine for raising stones, 601
Insects, experiments on the generation of, 2 Machinery for calculating, 1
utility of, 322

Macready, the Parisians' opinion of, 29
faculties of, 500

- Mahomet, curious particulars of, 270
for the destroying of, by quicksilver, Mahrattas, the, 142
66

Maio Angelo, the discoveries of, 489
Intellect, march of, 246

Malaria, essay on, 221
Ireland as it is, in 1828, 48

Mankind, the fall of, described by a Welsh
Irish agriculture and manufactures, 317
hospitality of the, 635

Manuscript found in a madhouse, 102
Irving, his Life and Voyages of Columbus, Matter, on the vitality of, 186
211

Meat, loss in weight during cooking, 66
sketch of, 502

reward for the preserving of, 108
Italy, 'sketches of, 414

Mechanical praying, 323
It's very Odd! 419.

Mede, anecdote of, 210
Ivan the Terrible; 145

Medows, General, anecdote of, 61

453

parson, 67

Men, are they generally more happy than Parr, his letters, 336
women ? 117

Pauper colonies in Holland, 88
Metempsychosis, the, 379

Pearson, Dr., sketch of his discoveries, 231
Metropolitan police, 87

-, eulogium on him, 250
Mexico, a tour in, 550

Penenden Heath meeting, 93
Military riding school, 523

Persepolis, sanctuaries of, 566
award, 604

Peel, Mr., a proposal for the consideration
Milk, method of preventing it from turning

of, 412
sour, 275

Persia, tales of, 442
Molière, life and writings of, 356

Persian amusements, 345
Monkish ignorar.ce, 60

Peter the Great, anecdote of, 34
Montgomery, Robert, his portrait, 67 Petrifying spring at Clermont; 354
Montmorency, Duke, piety of the, 24 Phenomenon, natural, 52
Moore, 561

Planetary speculations, 179
Morland, his calculating machinery, 1 Plants, perception in, 525
Mozart, anecdote of, 107

Playwrights, German, 566
Mummy, insects in a, 524

Poetry
Murder Hole, the, 628

A beautiful Latin thought on
Mushrooms, indications of the wholesomeness sleep, 42
of, 396

A dream, 245
Music, perception of, by the deaf and An evening thought, 483
dumb, 248

Bayly's butterfly, translated, 553
Musician of Augsburg,
55

Burnham beeches, 246
Musk, test for the adulteration of, 564

Dirge to the memory of Miss Ellen
My public, 163

Gee, 23

Elegy to the memory of Miss Emily

Kay, 135
N.

Epigram, 273
Napoleon, anecdote of, 24

Friendship, 485
Navarino, the battle of, 18

Gardens of Venus, 231
Necklaces, pearl, very common in Florence,

Hobbledehoys, 563
251

Hussar song, 137
Negroes, library possessed by, 208

Lines from the Romaic, 10
Never no more! origin of the term, 322

Love and sorrow, 123
Newspaper press, 578

Mutability, 78
Newspapers, improvement in the stamping

· My father's name, 64
of, 36

Oh! bring me back to my native
Nicknames, Roman, 636

bome, 62
Noctes Ambrosianæ, 57

On Autumn, 19
Nollekins, life and anecdotes of, 43, 99

On a picture of Hero and Lean-
Norbury, Lord, his last, 36

der, 51
North-west passage, advantage of it, 34

On seeing a lady walking over a

Macadamised road, &c. 264
-> proved by whales, 524
Numbers, on sympathetic ones, 192

On the death of Captain Clapper-
ton, 633

- On Time, 84
0.

Quatrain, 269
Ohio, rafts on it, 139

Song, 596
Old Gentleman, the, 309

Sonnet, 336

Stanzas to
Oriental Rhodomontade, 67

38, 60, 499
Ormus, the Fisherman of, 442

concerning Abraham Isanes,

206
Owen, his establishment at New Harmony,
&c., 115

The blighted heart, 257

The child's first grief, 29
Oxford, three years at, 200

The feast of life, 131

The parted year, 453
P.

The new year, 373

The sea, 63
Paine, anecdote of; 355

The spirit's land, 25
Painting in co, 91

The Welsh minstrel, 61 '
Paley, the character and politics of, 299

- Youth, 248
Paper linen, 143

Polar Ocean, reflections on it, 114
Paris, an execution in, 268

Sea, Franklin's journey to the, 68
Parliament, number of members to make a Police of the metropolis, '87
house, 322

Polytechnic school, 508
Parr, Dr., anecdote of, 207**

Pomatum, origin of the word, 208

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Popular superstitions, 277

Singers, public, 141
Population, curious facts relating to, 323 Singular recoveries, 32
Portuguese, their cliaracter, 307

Skeleton, instances of contrivance in the, 597
-, their surgeons, 308

Skin, method of changing it, 62
"Potatoe, the, 425

Slang, curiosities of, 105
Prohibition, curious, 209

Slavi, the religion of the, 7
163

Sleep, 274
Punch, on, 401

Sleeping, history of, 402
Pyrothonide, use and method of prepar. Snails used as food by the Arabians, 323
ing, 634

Sneezing, ancient superstition on, 251
Social systems, exposure of them, 115
Socrates, the last sacrifice of, 208

Soil, natural formation of, 348
Quackery, philosophy of, 3

Somnambulism, curious case of, 232
Quakers, the founder of them, 137

Souvenir, the cost of it, 35
Quiroga, biographical notice of, 258

Spain, elysium in, 604

Spanish sheep generally black, 251
R.

Spectral illusion, 32
Raining trees, 142

Speech, rapidity of, 208

of an Indian chief in reply to a
Rapp, his establishment at Pennsylvania, 115

Christian Missionary, 274
Raspberry wine, curious property of, 504
Reading, new species of, for children, 207

Sphinx, the tale of the, 11
state of, during the reign of Eliza- Spider, the aërial one, 368
beth, 208

with ten eyes, 564
Recoveries, singular, 32

Sponge-fishery, ib.
Reinspadtz, the Castle of, 422

St. Peter's, immensity of, 210
Repartee, a timely one, 604

St. Petersburgh, letters from, 493
Results, great, from small beginnings, 635

Sugar from melons, 565
Rhetoric, on, 349

from hay, 634
Rhine, steam-boats on it, 128

Sun, Dr. Herschel's hypothesis of its being
- Rhinoceros, contrivance of the, 355

inhabited, 37
Rivers, the colour of, in foods, 565

said to be a body of ice, 525
Roads in England and France, 351

-, spots on it, 635
Rose, experiments to increase its odour, 604 Superstitions, popular, 277
Rossini, 28, 346

Surumpi, the, 61
curious effect of his Moïse, 66

Stars lost, 324
Russian literature, 85

Stones, valuable machine for raising, 601
coin, 499

Sympathetic numbers, on, 192
Russians, the character of the early ones, 6

T.
S.

Tahmiroo, or the “ Startled Fawn," 342
Secrets, personal, 323

Tales, &c.
Salt, on, 340

The Sphynx, 11
to separate from the sea water, 341

The Musician of Augsburg, 55
Salmon fishing, 155

Manuscript found in a madhouse, 102
Scenes, behind the, 27

The Brownie of the Black Haggs, 131
Scott's novels, published in Germany, 35

My Aunt Margaret's Mirror, 166
his residence, 46

The Scymitar, 194
Scymitar, the, 194

Buy a Broom? 233
Sea, its green colour produced by animal. Too Handsome for any Thing, 270
culæ, 36

The story of Gomini, 272
level of the, 63

The Velocity Stage Coach, 320
nettle, curious property of it, 144

The Old Gentleman, 309
- weed, luminous, 564

The Winter Cruise, 331
Seeds, method of preserving, 396

Tahmiroo, or the “Startled Fawn,"
Selkirk's, Lord, colony, wretched state of, 31 342
Sexes, on the comparative happiness of the, The Metempsychosis, 379
39, 117, 304

The Castle of Reinspadtz, 422
Shaving, when first introduced into Greece, of Persia. The Fisherman of Ormus,
324

442
Sherwin, anecdote of, 252

The “ Boxes," 510
Ship on shore, 30

First and Last Dinner, 513
Ships, plan for preventing their foundering at Confessions of Lord Llanberris, 593

The Murder Hole, 628
Sin, purification from, by squeezing, 276

The best Bat in the School, 631

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