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Culloden Papers, what, and when discovered, 107. See Forbes.
Currency, effects of the depreciation of, considered, 139,
Davy, Sir H., on the Fire-Damp, 233-dreadful effects of its ex,

plosions, 234_author's investigation of its nature and properties,

235–steps by which he is led to the discovery of the Safe-Lamp,
.,237—great merit and importance of that discovery, 299.
Drama, sketch of the rise and progress of the, 76.
Elephant, great quantities of the bones of, found fossil in Italy, 177.
Eumenides of Æschylus, remarks on, 79.
Exchange, foreign, unfavourable state of, an evidence of the depre-

ciation of the currency at home, 150.
Farmer, by the English law, cannot be a bankrupt, 257.
Fire-damp, dreadful effects of its explosions, 234-properties of, inves-

tigated by Sir H. Davy, 235—safery lamp invented by him, 238.
Forbes, Duncan, account of his parentage, &c., 109–is appointed

Sheriff of Mid-Lothian, 109—when advocate-depute, refuses to
prosecute the rebel prisoners, 110_is appointed Lord Advocate,
112—what the leading objects of his official and parliamentary
life, 113-appointed Lord President of the Court of Session, 117
-his prudent and moderate conduct during the rebellion in 1745,
118-extracts from his epistolary correspondence during that peo
riod, 120_is ungratefully treated by Government notwithstanding

his services, 124-his death, 126.
Forest laws, remarks on, 355.
Fouché, Duke of Otranto, sketch of his life and character, 228.
France, letters from, preliminary remarks on, 215-imprudence of

the King, in violating the charter, &c., 217_fear entertained of
the encroachments of the priests, 219-disregard of the army ma.
nisested by the royal family; 220--their hatred and jealousy of
every thing connected with the revolution, 222-remarks on the
progress of Napoleon on his return from Elba, 224_his arrival
in Paris, 225-artful conduct of Fouché throughout his whole

career, 228.

Gellert, the fabulist, portrait of, 324.
German literature, what the weak side of, 67..
Goethe’s Life of Himself.--Remarks on modern German literature,

304_author a faithful representative of the general character of
his countrymen, 310-account of his birth and early years, 315
- Piper's court-day described, 317--progress of the author's e-
ducation, 318—he becomes acquainted with a set of vagabonds,
and the consequence, 322—interview with Gellert the fabulist,
324--and Professor Gottsched, ib.-is seized with an indigestion,
and how cured, 326-visits Strasburgh, 327—is introduced to the
celebrated Herder, 328-finishes his Goetz of Berchlingen, 331

-remarks on suicide, 332~-origin of the plan of Werther, 333.
Gottsched; Professor, anecdote of, 324
Hunt's story of Rimini, character of, 476——clesign of the poem ex-

plained, 478-extracts, 479.
James II., Life of, 402-account of the original Memoirs of that
Prince, 403—they are destroyed during the French Revolution
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407-Stuart papers purchased by the Prince of Wales, on the
death of the Pretender, 408-conjectures concerning the compiler,
&c. 409-account of the secret treaty with France, 413-atrocity
of that transaction, 419--component parts of the present work a-

nalyzed, &c. 422.
Jopp, Mr, on the Constitution and Representative System of Eng-

land, &c. 349.
Kandy, origin of the contest with the King of, 431-instances of

his shocking barbarity, 432-is driven from his capital, and made
prisoner, 435--characteristic anecdotes of, 437—charges against,
and sentence passed upon him, 439—justice of his dethronement

examined, 440.
Klettenburg, Madam Von, account of, 326.
Land, causes of the rise in the value of, 141.
Larochejaquelein, Madame de, Memoirs of, compared with those of

Mrs Hutchinson, 1-general character of, 2-author's birth, and
marriage to M. de Lescure, 3-dangers they experienced on the
10th of August, 4-are rescued by the fidelity of some old domes.
tics, 5-description of La Vendée, 6-character of the people, 7
causes of the revolt there, 8-account of the first commencement
of, 9-cruelty of the Marseillois, 12-some account of the princi-
pal insurgent chiefs, 15—they take Thouars, 16—and Fontenay,
17-attack Nantes without success, 19--are, after the most des-
perate resistance, defeated and driven to the banks of the Loire,

24-extreme hardships the author suffered on that occasion, 25.
Larochejaquelein, Henri de, character of, 15.
Lavater, the physiognomist, anecdotes of, 335.
Lescure, M. de, character of, 16.
Lombardy, geological description of the vale of, 168.
Longitude, methods of ascertaining the difference of, between two sta-

tions, 44-by explosions of gunpowder, 46.
Lovat, Lord, character of, and extracts from his correspondence

with Forbes of Culloden, &c. 126.
Malcolm's History of Persia-character of the people, and remarks

on the language, 282-how far the authentic history may be
traced in the traditional narratives of the East, 284-account of
the first dynasty of Persian kings, 285–Assyrian domination, how
typified in Persian tradition, 287-Persian monarchs of the Gre-
cian histories, how noticed by the native historians, 289—changes
introduced by the Mohamedan conquest, 293_outline of the u.
sual course of a Mohamedan dynasty, 294-death of Nadir
Shah, 295-different classes of inhabitants at that period, 296—
reign and character of Carim Khan, 297—of Aga Mohamed

Khan, 300—revolt of Heraclius, Prince of Georgia, 302.
Marseillois, cruelty of, in La Vendée, 12.
Maskeleyne, Dr, experiments of, on the attraction of the mountain

Schehalion, 40.
Mediterranean, coasts of, cruelly infested by the Algerines, 454.
Metals, precious, decrease in the value of, inquired into, 139.
Mines, Spanish, annual product of, 140.

Newton, Sir Isaac, first suggests the idea of the attraction of moun-

tains, 36.
Niger, river, traffic on, how conducted, 399.
Oldfield's Representative History of Great Britain, &c.-Author's

scheme of parliamentary reform, 338-his qualifications for sug-

gesting improvements examined, 339.
Park, Mr, circumstance rendering doubtful the account of his death

formerly received, 397.
Parliament, constitution of, at an early period inquired into, 339-

since the Revolution, 367.
Phillibeg, said to have been introduced into the Highlands by an

Englishman, 114.
Poetical Extractsfrom Southey's Lay of the Laureate, 445--from

Wilson's City of the Plague, 462—his Convict, 472--the Chil-

dren's Dance, 474--from Hunt's Story of Rimini, 479.
Poetry, ancient German and Northern, general remarks on, 181–

account of some of the earliest Teutonic romances, 183—changes
introduced at the accession of the Swabian line of princes, 192–
account of the master-singers, their regulations and productions,

203—analogy between the ancient Danish and Scotish ballads, 210.
Poor-laws, state of, imperiously demands the attention of the Legis-

lature, 275.
Property tax, particularly oppressive to agriculture, 146.
Quarterly List of New Publications, 241, 492.
Racine, character of his works, 93.
Safe-Lamp for mines, invented by Sir H. Davy, 238.
Schehalion, whimsical mistake of the Baron de Zach with regard to

the name of, 39-experiments on the attraction of, by Dr Maske-

leyne, 40.
Schlegel on the Drama-what the weak side of German literature,

67—some account of the author, 68_object of his work explain-
ed, ib.-distinction between the modern or romantic and antique
or classical style of art, 70—sketch of the rise and progress of
the Drama, 76_remarks on the Grecian theatre, 77--account of
the Greek tragedians, Æschylus, 78—Sophocles, 82-Euripides,
85—Comedies of Aristophanes, 87-observations on the charac-
ters introduced into the ancient comedy, 88_account of the French
theatre, 89—dramatic works of Shakespeare, how distinguished


from all others, 99—character of the German drama, 105.
Shakespeare, distinguishing characteristics of, 99-observations on

his language and versification, 102.
Shilluh, or inhabitants of Western Barbary, remarkable anecdote of

one, 400.
Southey's Lay of the Laureate, 441-remarks on the nature of the

office of Laureate, 412—subject and plan of the present Lay, 444.
Suicide, remarks on, 332.
Systems, utility of, in philosophy, 157.
Taxation, excessive, the chief cause of all the present distresses, 284.
Tobacco formerly cultivated in Britain, 273--removal of the present

prohibition recommended, 274.


Toleration, reflections on the progress of the principles of, 51-per-

secution not the result of any particular system, but rather of il-
liberal prejudices, 52–Protestant churches, if established in the
darker ages, would have had the same persecuting spirit as the Ca.
tholics, 5t-examples of intolerance in the Church of England,
54-and in that of Scotland, 55-causes of the mutual animosi.
ties between the Episcopals and Presbyterians, 56_statutes against
heretics still remain in terrorem, though unexecuted in England,
59_remarkable instance of the amicable intercourse of all the
different sects, 62–beneficial effects produced by the diffusion of

knowledge, 63.
Tombuctoo, account of, by Adams, an American sailor, 391-of the

trade of the Niger, 398.
Tythes, effects of, upon cultivation, 277—measures proposed for ef.

fecting a change in this branch of public economy, 279.
Usury-laws, repeal of, recommended, 270.
Vada ssors, who, 342.
Vendée, La, description of the country of, 6-character of the in.

habitants, 7-rise of the insurrection in, 8.
Werther, Goethe's origin of, 332.
Western, Mr, speech of, &c. present distressed state of the country,

255_instances of, in different parts of England, 256_true causes
of, explained, 258---some remedies proposed, shown to be ineffica-
cious, 268---what the most probable means of removing or alle-

viating, 271.
Wilson, Mr, inquiry, &c. 135-gradual rise in the price of corn,

137-denotes a fall in the value of money, 138—same cause af-

fects the value of land, 141.
Wilson's City of the Plague, &c. 458-general tenderness of the Re-

viewers towards the tribe of poets, ib-faults incident to this
branch of literature that cannot be tolerated, 459_character of

the present author, 460-account of his work, with extracts, 461.
Wool-laws, prejudicial to the agricultural interest, 271.
Zach, Baron de, on the attraction of mountains,--Account of the

author, 36-attraction of mountains first suggested by Newton
ib.-methods for ascertaining the quantity of, 37-experiments
by the French academicians on Chimboraço, 39—by Dr Maske-
leyne on Schehalion, 40-by the Author in the neighbourhood of
Marseilles, 41-methods of ascertaining the difference of longi-
tùde between two stations, 44–farther experiments on attraction
of mountains recommended, 48.


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