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Abercrombie, General, his declaration of the licentiousness of the

soldiery in Ireland, 287.
Accum, Mr, his Treatise on Adulterated Provisions, 131_his exa-
mination of the articles most commonly counterfeited, 135—va-

luable character of this work, 139.
Act, Mr Gilbert's, points out the number of charities in five Eng.

lish counties, 112.
Adam's Letters on Silesia, opinion of, 413.
Addison, character of, 327.
Admiralty, droits of, origin and use of, 478.
Adulteration of Provisions, and by whom practised, 134-of bread,

136-of wine, 137–of malt liquors, 140_of beer, 141-of pep-

per, 143.
Agriculture and manufactures, fundamental distinction between, 181.
Aid, parochial, in Scotland, its inefficacy to relieve the present dis-

tresses, 393.
Alarms, recent, 187-evidence of, how to be collected, 199_ru-

mours of disaffection, 200—quotations from the Report of, ib.--to-
tally groundless, 222-reasons which show the danger imaginary,

Allen, William, to whom the French Protestants are indebted for

their freedom in education, 495.
Almonds, bitter, employed to give flavour to insipid wines, 137.
Alum, added to bread to whiten its colour, 136-added to young

wines to heighten their colour, 137.
Ambrosian Chant, why so named, 362.
America, United States, statistical account of, 69—population, 70

trade and commerce, 71-imports, ib.—tonnage and navigation,
72-lands, ib.-post-office, 73-revenue, ib.-army and navy, 74.

expenditure, 76-debt, 78--naval war with Britain, effects of,
ib.-small progress in the arts and sciences, 79_-vilified by a por-
tion of the press of this country, 399-ultimate success of the cause

of liberty will depend on the part they take in that contest, 404.
Anecdotes, personal, of eminent men, their value, 302.
Anecdotes, Spence's, from Pope, 307—from Mannic, 311—from Lord

Peterborough. 321-from Ramsey, 322—from Dr Lockier, 323----

from Dennis, 326.
Anne, Queen, act of, prohibiting the use of unwholesome ingredients

in beer, 141.

Antioch, first regular choir established at, for singing hymns in the

service of the Church, 362.
Arcangelo Corelli, a celebrated musician, 368.
Aretino Guido, reputed inventor of the counterpoint, 364.
Arkwright, Sir Richard, contrived to spin cotton by machinery, and

its consequences, 169.
Articles in trade and commerce adulterated, 133.
Arundel, Sir John, ordered to be removed from the office of Master

of St John's Hospital, 129.
Assessments for the Poor, remarkable increase of, 335-danger of be-

ing encouraged, ib.
Athenians, character of the, 238—Athenian mob contrasted with the

British Senate, 239.
Austin, the monk, first instructor of the Saxons in the mysteries of
- ecclesiastical music, 364.
Avonmore, Lord, instance of Mr Curran's judicious pleasantry with,


Banks, Savings, advantages of, 393.
Bay, Chesapeak, towns in the neighbourhood of, destroyed by the

British, 75.
Beeke, Dr, his pamphlet published on the Income-tax, 177.
Beer, how adulterated, an ancient practice, 141.
Belfast, city of, answer to its application to Government for some

means of defence, 270.
Bible Societies, surprising conduct of, 450.
Bill, Convention, for what purpose passed in Ireland, 282.
Bolingbroke, Lord, character of his works, 318—reasons assigned for

his supposed greatness, 319.
Bonaparte, ascendancy of, occasioned a transfer of continental capital

into this country, 170.
Bopp, Mr, his translation of the interesting story of Nala and Dama-

yanti, 435.
Bourne, Mr Sturges, at the head of the Committee for revising the
· Poor-Laws, 96.
Boyse, Mr, account of his reception from Curran, 273.
Brandy, French, how imitated, 139.
Bread, how adulterated, 136.
Brewing, Child on, important quotation from his work, 140.
Britain, Great, condition of the manufacturing classes in, 332-ex-

amples from Lancashire, 333—from Coventry, ib.
Brougham, Mr, advantages of his plan for inquiring into charitable

abuses, 123.
Burke, Mr, his sentiments with regard to the French Revolution

quoted by Lord Grenville, 191.
Busby, Dr, his History of Music, number of his plagiarisms from

Burney detected, 353--and from Sir John Hawkins, 355.

Cabinet, English, domineered over Ireland, 278.
Caithness, of what its rocks are chiefly composed, 466.
Castlereagh, Lord, accused by Lord Archibald Hamilton of disposing

of an appointment in the East India Company by way of barter

for a seat in the House of Commons, 476.
Causes which contributed to prevent the bulk of the people from feel.

ing the full effect of the sudden and excessive taxation, 169.
Chancellor, Vice, his decision against the Corporation of Huntingdon,

129~his uncalled for disapprobation of parliamentary inquiry into

charities, 130.
Charles II., act passed for abolishing the Court of Wards, Purvey-

ance, &c. 473.
Charities, inquiry into, 110– defects in, 114-abuses, principal causes

of, 115-effectual remedy of, 116. :
Chemists, particular, employed to supply the unprincipled venders

with deleterious preparations, 134.
Cheshire, number of charitable endowments in, 126-Quarter-Ses-

sions of, resolutions passed at, 214-remarks on these resolutions,

Cicero, his description of Demosthenes, 229_faults in his style, 235.
Civil List, origin of, 473.
Clare. Lord, Curran's reply to, before the Privy Council, 266-vin-

dictive spirit of, 276.
Cleland, James, his survey of the number of hand-looms employed and

unemployed in Glasgow and its immediate neighbourhood, 382-
ways of meeting the distresses occasioned by a superabundance of

hands, 389.
Columbiad, Barlow's, Mr Walsh dissatisfied with the critique on, 411.
Colquhoun, Dr, his estimate of grain annually consumed in Great

Britain and reland, 174of the new property annually consumed

in the same, 178.
Commerce, foreign, restrictions on, 337-reasons for abandoning this

system, 338-striking proof taken from Norway, Sweden, Russia,
Prussia, and Denmark, 341-restrictions on our intercourse with
France, 343-good consequences to be expected from removing
this monopolizing system, 351.
Committee, Education, fully borne out in its evidence of abuses, 127

calumnies with which this inquiry was assailed, 128.
Commons, Irish House of, a mere committee of the Irish faction, 270.
Constituents in Great Britain, how removed from the reach of their

constituents, 476.
Corelli, Angelo, an Italian musician, history of, 368.
Corn. Laws, how contributing to increase pauperism, 159.
Cornwall, Mr, his poems, after whom his style is moulded, 1-14---

whom he resembles most, 146—character of the author, ib.-quo.
tations from the Sicilian story, 147m-from the Falcon, 151- Diego
de Montilla, 153.

Country, state of, to what ascribed, 179_by what means to be al.

leviated, 180.
Creerey, Mr, author of the tract entitled a Guide to the Electors of

Great Britain, upon the accession of a New King, 471-character
of the work, 474.--unfolds the mystery of undue influence in Par-
liament, 475-number of places under the Crown held by Mem-
bers of Parliament, 477-remedy proposed by, to counteract this

undue influence, 486.
Curran, Right Honourable John Philpot, his parentage, 2604ac-

count of himself, 261--his private exercitations, 263—when called
to the Bar, 265--his reply to Judge Robison and Lord Clare, 266

his noble conduct in behalf of a Catholic priest, 267–becomes
a Member of Parliament, 268-his parliamentary speech on the
Civil List, 272-interview with Mr Boyse, 273_his speech on a
motion for a vote of thanks to the then Lord Lieutenant, 274-
speech on his motion for an Address against a late increase in the
officers and salaries of the Board of Stamps and Accounts, 275
his last appeal to Parlianient in behalf of a more conciliatory sys-
tem of procedure, 281-persecuted by the then administration,
289_his visit to Paris, 290—appointed Master of the Rolls in
1806, 293—his visit to Scotland, ib.--canvassed the burgh of
Newry unsuccessfully, 294–expired in his 68th year, 295-cha-
racter of his eloquence, 295-a specimen of this cited, 297-his
skill in cross-examination, 299—specimens of his wit, ib.his cha-

racter in general, 300. .
Customhouse, character of the people who fill it, 488.

Damayanti, interesting history of, 435.
Darlington, Lord, his Letter concerning the Meeting held at News

castle Moor, 217...
Davison; Mr, his views of the poor’s-laws, 103-character of his

style, 105.
Defenders, by whom that name was first assumed in Ireland, 284.
Deluc, M.,, his extraordinary hypothesis to explain the blocks of stone

on the Jura, and in Northern Germany, 86.
Demosthenes, critique on his works, 226-testimonies of their excel-
- lence by the ancients, 228-in what his excellence consists, 232—
his reply to Eschines, 235-how this ascendency is to be account:

ed for, 237-how he vanquished the detect in his speech, 239.
Difference between manufacturing and agricultural industry, 181.
Dionysius of Halicarnassus, his definition of style, 230
Discontent, spirit of, through the country, and origin of this spirit, 204.
Distresses of the operative manufacturers, 389.-ways of meeting

these, ib.
Districts, manufacturing population of, 334.
Drama, musical, first attempted at Florence, 370.
Droits of Admiralty, original use of, 178—-opinions of lawyers con-

cerning, 479-total amount of, 481-manner in which the fund
arises, 482-instance of the misapplication of, ib.

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