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INDEX TO VOL. VI.

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...... 1147

..... 143

A.
ADDRESS to parents,
..COL. 337 Demerara mission,.....

..... COL. 218 Aerostation, fatal, 589 Devil, on the existence of the,

353 Algebra, answer to a query on, 776 Disguised courtship,

341 Amarsal, the story of, 913 | Drunkenness,

322 Anarchy illustrated,..... 29 Duty on paper,

208 Arbitrary import of words,

442 Arminianism,

1049

E. Art and science, answer to query on,.. 1145 ECLIPSES,

580 Atheists, ohjections of, replied to, 659 | Education, Milton on, Avarice, an Arabian anecdote,

800 Effects of indulging sinful passions,
Elucidation of Joshua x. 12.,

21 B.

Embalming, and Egyptian catacombs,... 76 BEAR-CHASE, disasters of a, .

......... 1028 English law,...48, 148, 256, 322, 435, 536, Belief of Anaxagoras,

361

618, 726, 814, 915, 1011, 1111 Belzoni, Giov. B., memoir of,.. . 497, 609 Entrance-money at schools,..... -72 Benevolence,

451 Benevolent man, 63; institution,

582

F. Blasphemy, English law of,

726 FEMALE education,...... .339, 341 against the Holy Ghost,.560, 869

talents and influence,.

242 Blind traveller,

105 Flattery, 334. .Foreknowledge of angels, 578 Boxing, English law of,

256 Forest trees, advantage of planting, 248 Brownrigg, Gen., memoir of,.....881, 1000 Freedom of inquiry,...

547 Bugs, to destroy, .

1070 Friendsbip, 340 ; essay on,. Byron, Lord, death of,

584 -, last moments of,.

G.

GAMING, English law of,
C.

Gleanings,....104, 201, 301, 395, 493, 581 CALAMITY, thoughts on, ..

79

673, 776, 875, 971, 1067, 1150 Camera Obscura, ...30, 139, 231, 334, 439, God, observations ou the being of a, 801, 897 542, 623, 720, 812, 914, 1009, 1095

993 Campbell, Thomas, memoir of,.. 593 proofs of the existence of a,.. 136, 225 Catacombs, Egyptian,

73

318, 417, 513, 604, 875 Catholic emancipation considered, 527 Good humour, affectation of,

1009 Cave of Kirkdale, account of the,.. 371 | Grammar, observations on, .........

490 Character, on the formation of,..... 632 Gravity, letter from M. de Luc, on, ....796

-s of servants, law respecting, 1111 Cheating, law of,

1011

H. Christmas visit, "a tale,... 175 HAMITI, anecdote of,......

.. 703 Cbina, great wall of, 105 Happiness, the search for,..

812 Church music, observations on,

1017 Hard-bearted man,

confessions of a,.... 720 Civilization, on tbe progress of, in nations, 1098 Haynes, Richard, a ferocious thief, Climbing boys,...... 389 | Heathen, on the state of the,.,

1121 Commercial retrospect for 1823, 110 Helen Herbert, history of,...... Contemplations on creation,..... 634 Heroic virtue, bright example of, ....ve 452 on time and eternity, 223 Hints to social parties,

62 Corns and warts, to remove,..

874 Holy Land, calendar of the weather, &c. 903 Cruelty to animals, law of,... 435, 626, 724 Human influence, on the extent of,..... 42 Carsing and swearing, law of,. 618 Hydrophobia,

,778, 878 Custom, commendable,...

1087

I and J.
JAMES II., anecdote of,

.. 361 DEATA-BED, from Erasmus,...... 421, 518 Jerusalem, Whichelo's picture of,...... 586 Defamation,

.... 468

..... 170

D.

915 Jewish calendar, Deluge, proofs of an universal, 465 | Idolatry, 901........Ill-humour, ...., 623

....... 903

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Infidel republic, plan of a,.

COL. 930

R.
Infidelity, a tale,...

391, 485
Ink-spots, &c., answer to a query, on,.. 971 Raffles, Sir T. S. memoir of,...

17
Inquiry, essay on freedom of,

235

disaster at sea,..

875
Inquisition,
559 Reasoning powers of animals,

250
Intellectual gifts and supernatural agency, 550 Religion in the hour of aflliction,

933
Invincible resolution in a lad,

233
a tale,...

740
Islands of the sea, how peopled,. 1092 Remarks on Dugald Stewart's hypothesis, 430

Reminiscences frequently unaccountable, 545
L.
LANGUAGES, answer to a query on,

969

S.
dead, observations on the SANDWICH islands, death of the king and
study, of,.....

1143
queen of the,

776
Land, Archbishop, character of, 1054 Scientific discoveries and improvements, 643
Lessons, instructive,

700 Scotch Church, New National, in London, 689
Letter from a gentleman in Venice, 273 Scripture, dignity and excellency of the,. 97
Literary notices,...106, 206, 303, 397, 496,

-importance of in education,... 963
591, 687, 783, 879, 975, 1070, 1151 Scrofala, observations on, ...

779
Lord's day, profanation of the,
536 Security for dead bodies,.

298
Love, disappointed, 1023.... Lying, 349 Seidlitz powders,

,105, 203
Lunatic asylums, necessity of inspecting, 1118 Sharp, Mr. William, memoir of,

785
Sin against the Holy Ghost,

..560, 869
M.
Sincerity, essay on,

1115
MARTYN, Rev. Henry, memoir of,...., 305 | Smith, Rev. John, case of,....218, 493, 581
Mental affections, remarks on, 53, 151, 260,

memoir of,

401
327 Society of Arts, prizes of the,

587
beggary,..

360 Soul, on the state of the, after death, 819, 1086
philosophy, on the study of,..... 928 Sound, Gregory on the velocity of,.... 1067
Mermaid affection, singular,
974 Sports, cruel, observations on,.....

.626, 723
dissertation on the,... ..705, 805 Stage, immoral tendency of the, 36, 143, 444
Metaphysical and sentimental writing, 988 Superstition in Wales,..

348
proofs of the existence of Swedenborgisni,

646
God .......136, 225, 318, 417, 513, 604 Sycophancy,

351
Milton on education,

1140
Misfortune, 33...... Motability,...... 281

T.
Missionary advocates, a bint to, ....... 734 TALKATIVE woman, the,.

59
Motives which prompt to action,....... 829 Theatre, the, a tale,..

921
Theatrical exhibition in Huahine,

704
0.

amusements, danger of, 864
OTAHEITE, present state of, .......... 397 Thoughts on Matthew xiii. 11.,.. 864

Time, 1095; and palsation,

296
P.
Toland, John, character of,

577
PARENTAL instrnction, daty of early, 984, Tongataboo, recent visit to,.......
1089 | Trial by jury,..

873
Perpetual-motion hanter,....

637
Truth and falsehood,

139
Pilgrim's Progress, analysis of, ..714, 834
Piratés, atrocities of, .

671

V.
Pneumatic, or vacuum engine,
877 | Visit to the planet Mars,

697
Poetry, painting, and music, answer to

1146

U.
query on,
Popery, on,..............
1082 UNFORTUNATE attachment, a tale,

773
Popular governments,

394
Portuguese slavery,........

159

W.
Prayer, on the importance of,

966 WAGES, paying of, on Saturday evening, 573
Preface, singular, ....

770

Warts and corns, to remove,......... 874
Prejudice retards discovery,

448 Weights and measures, law of,..... 814
Premiums with apprentices,

936 Wesley, Rev. John, memoirs of,....... 113
Prescienne, thoughts on the divine, 229 | West, Gilbert, observations on, ....... 240
Profané swearing,
730 | Wiffen. Mr. J. H., memoir of,

1073
Providence,

...... 439 | Woodd, Rey. Basil, memoir of,...... 977
-, reliance on the wisdom of, 1124 Woodpigeon, or disappointed love, ... 1023
Putrefaction, extraordinary effects of, 245 | Worldly enjoyments,

575
Pyramids, Egyptian,

245

Q.
Queries, 106, 208, 400, 496, 592, 688, 784, ZEALAND, New, civilization in,..... 673

880

Wesleyan mission in,.. 677

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Prayer, New Guide to, ....COL. 763
Reviews.
Private Thoughts on Religion,

761
COL. Prose by a Poet,

276
ABERDEEN, Historical Accoont of,.... 1057 Psalm and Hymn Tunes, by Ford,..... 766
Alarm to the Unconverted, by Alleine,.. 754 QUEBEC, journal of the Siege of, 954
Anti-Swedenborg,

565 REDEEMER's Tears,

....... 758
Apology for Don Juan,

953 Reflector, or Christian Advocate,
BAPTISM, an Essay on, ..

1135 Religious Instruction of Slaves, 1064
Bundy, Mr. James, Biography of,...... 468 Reliquiæ Delavianæ:..

368, 460
Banyan explained to a Child,

......... 958

Reviews of several Publications, 769
Byron's Works viewed, &c. by Styles, . 957 Riego, Gen., Military Operations of,
Sermon on the death of, ........
863 Rural Rambles,.

963
Byzantium, a Dramatic Poem,..
282 SABBATHS at Home,

570
CALVINISM and Arminianism Compared, 1017 Sacred Melodies,

.568, 572
Camera, or the Art of Drawing, 960 Scurry, James, Captivity of,

.......... 187
Canada, Five Years' Residence in,..... 850 Select Passages from Sermons,

96
Carnal Man's Character,

483 Sermons, &c. by Benson, 479, 959; by
Christian Father's Present,

863 Thorp, 478 ; by T. Chalmers, D.D.
Remembrancer,

759

559; on Slavery, 669; on the Holy
Common-sense Book,...
961 Ghost, ...

867
Constantinople, Fall of,..
90 Sincerity, a Tale, ...........

768
Criminal Laws, Essay on the,

293 Slavery, Address on the State of, 768
DISSENTING Registers of Births, 386 Spiritual Rambler,....

569
EDUCATING the infant poor, .... 566 Star in the East, &c.,..

562
Education, Pbilosophical Essay on,..... 767 Sylla, a Tragedy,

950
Ellen Gray, or the Dead Maiden's Curse, 286 Tales from Afar, by a Clergyman,
Eliza Dalvanley,....
295 Teacher's Manual,

485
Emancipation; Advice to Slave-holders, 664 Theodore, or the Gamester's Progress,. 1066
Faith, Treatise on the Walk, Life, &c. of, 757 Theology Explained and Defended, 657
Familiar Dialogaes,....

97 Thoughts, &c., by John Sheppard, 481
Female Education, Remarks on,.......

765
of a Parent,

573
Forest Musings,......

1059 Wesley Family, Memoirs of the, 183
Fruits of Experience, Brasbridge's, 478

Rev. J., Life of, by Moore, 945
GAMBOLD, Rev. J. Works of, ........ 762 Wilson, George, and his Friend,

95
Gipsies, the, a Narrative,
1140 | Woodgrove Family,

484
Grammar of Sacred History,..

571
HENRY, Matthew, at Hackney, .....

476
Hinton, Rev. J. Biog. Portraiture of, 1134
Hints on the nature of a Christian Church, 200
Hone's New Pamphlet, ..

383

Poetry.
IMITATION of Christ, by Thomas à Kem-
pis,
755 | ADVERSITY,.

364
Joseph and bis Brethren,.
871 | BARD, the distracted,

1132
Irving, Rev. E. Life and Writings of, .. 482 Broken heart,..

365
Justification and Regeneration, Treatises CAMP-MEETING,

1061
on, .....
760 Cataline and Roscius,

952
KRISHNA-PAL, Memoir of,.
294 Chop-logic,

231
LEISURE Hours,

473 Christmas, 1129...Climber's complaint, 651
Legislation, Modern, Protest against,. 667 Complaint of the Poor,

167
Ladolph, or the Light of Nature, 955 DEATH of a little boy,

71
Luther on the Bondage of the Will, 82

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455
MANUAL of Pyrotechny, hy Mortimer,.. 198 Deluge, 844........Dunbar Castle,... 553
Maria's Legacy,
956 EASTER, hymn for,

366
Memory, an Essay on,
1062 Epitaphs,

367
Mental Discipline,
376 FATHER's grave, stanzas on a,

459
Modern Traveller,
948 GOLDEN age, the true,

464
Moral Pastorals, &c., by Dodd,

196 Health and sickness, 656... Henrietta, 655
Ministry, Eloquent and Orthodox, 767 Hymn on Matthew vii. 27.,

754
NEGRO Emancipation Considered, 377 JEMIMA, to, on her birthday,

1133
No-Fiction, and Martha, Letter on, .... 480 | Jerusalem, state of,.

563
ODES, Original and Translated, 962 Job, ch. xi. ver. 7, 8, 9.,

944
PASTOR of Blamont,

572 Jupiter, on viewing his satellites, 556
Persuasions to Early Piety,
1138 LIBERTY,

751
Pirates of Cuba, Atrocities of,

670 Lines on Riego's death, 271 ; by Lord
Plea in Bebalf of a Christian Nation, 291 Wm. Russel, 367; on Rom. viii., 555;
Poems and Poetical Tracts,

1137

on the departure of a brother, 556 :
Popular Tales and Romances, &c., ..... 192 addressed to a sister, 267, 557; by

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Thomas Campbell, 593 ; to Zelinda, Russel, Lord Wm., lines by,...... 367
753; consolatory, 854; to Eliza, 940; Ratb, a dramatic fragment, .....69, 161
on Bishop Latimer,
941 SABBATH morning,

367
Melody on faith, 846.... Midnight, 944 Signs of the times,..

652
Moorland ghost,

168 | Sonnets,....

367, 459, 944
Morning walk,
849 Speech to Turkish soldiers,..

93
Mother's grave,

..166, 456 Spring, moral reflections on,.......... 361
Mountain cottage,
654 Stanzas on a father's grave, .....

459
Mowbray castle,...

1041
on leaving Yorkshire,.

558
NIGHT, a sonnet,

459

written in Thirsk Churchyard,. 1042
ORPHAN's prayer, .
752 Statue of Somnes,

656
PARAPHRASE on Psalm civ.,

64 Stormy night,
Parry, Captain, and bis expedition, 66 THUNDER, to the,

167
Patch on the garment, 747..Paul, St.,., 938 Tribute to the memory of the Rev. J.
Pear-tree Green Charchyard,
366 Jefferson,

943
Peter, (Matthew xiv.)......
362 Tropical tempest,.

1042
Pilgrim's lament on the death of Byron,. 847 | VANITY of earthly pursuits,

1044
Prayer, the young lady's,.
1040 | Verses on the death of D. N., ...,

750
Promise, .........

1046 | Wilson, Sir Robert, lines to, ... 270
Prophecy of Nereus,
1131 Winter, 269; in England,

268
RESIGNATION, 748..., Riego's death,., 271 | Wish, a pious,

460

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PLATES IN VOL. VI.

NO.
1. Sir T. Stamford Raffles, Bart.,
2. Hugh Blair, D.D.,.....
3. Rev. J. Wesley, A.M.,
4. Rev. Henry, Martyn, B.D.,
5. Smith's Chapel, &c., Demerara,
6. Sir Robert Brownrigg, Bart.,

COL. NO.

COL.
17 7. Giovanni Batista Belzoni,

497
209

8, New National Scotch Church, London, 689
113 9. J. H. Wiffen,..

1073
305 10. Mr. William Sharp,.

785
413 11. Rey. Basil Woodd, M.A.,

977
881 | 12. Thomas Campbell, the Poet,. 593

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