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Nankin, Chinese cloth, notice of 155 Religion

177
News, origin of the word

178 Reflections of a young man in prison 24
New tales of my landlord
9 Resources of genius

267
Newgate, reformation in

Recluse of the Pyrenees, poem of

469
Newfoundland, natives of
461 Rhinoceros

493
New method of ascertaining characters 323 Rich's second memoir of Babylon 208
New theory of the interior of the eartha Royal institution

122
Nice, in France, mild climate of 241 Roland and Hildegonda, a tradition of
Night in the catacombs

369
the Rhine

130
No penny, no paternoster
201 Roberts, the youthful poet

203
Novel-writing, French, decay of 208 Rob Roy McGregor

305
Noises of a Persian city
240 Rodolphe I.

318
Novels
15, 57 Roscoe, new work of

368
November scenery

156 Roubiliac the sculptor
Nugæ literariæ

176, 267, 294 Romaine, rev. mr.
Nun, initiation of a

95 Rome, Andrew, the smoggler

Russian Voyage of Discovery
Obscure proverbs, &c. illustration of 65, 109,

116, 199, 200, 281 Salt, new medicinal uses of
October, origin of the name of

Saint Catherine
Odin, or Woden, Saxon god of war 279 -. - Martin's,superstitious ceremonies on 116
Odenwald, or wood of Odin

132 ... Cecilia
On guard for the first time

218 ... Clement
Oolite, or freestone

124 -.- Remigius
Optics, new discovery in

... Faith
Oratory, natural, striking proof of

--- Denys, abbey of
Orang-Outang, amusing account of

--- Crispin
Ornaments, cement for

191 ... Luke, Simon and Jude
Original letter of Burns

203 •. - Michael
Original anecdotes of eminent persons 251 --- Lucy, account of

199
Origin of the name of Tuesday
279 ••- Thomas, the apostle

200
Origin of an Arctic Colony, a romance 451 ... Stepben, the first christian deacon 202
Origin of signs of inns, &c. 35, 63, 267, 383 ... Gothard, dogs of

313
Oxenstiern's description of England 231 Saxon deities, presiding over each day

of the week
Patent for applying steam

Saturday, or Seater-day, Henry's and
Parisian and American ladies, compari-

Verstegan's account of

281
son of costumes of

Salmon-hunting

158
Parisian catacombs, a night in the

Schill, major

85
Parallel between Lee and the admirable Scripture costume, by president West 368
Crichton
282 Scott, Walter

288, 446
Patten, rev, mr. eccentricities of

Scenery of Autumn
Persian christenings

141 Scolds, ancient punishments of 30, 109
Persian manners and customs 140,172,187,238

Scotch honour and attachment

312
Persians, superstitions of

188 Scientific miscellanies 284,324, 316, 406
Persian women, seclusion of 185, 238,288 Scotch fir, cure for consumption 162
Persian cities, noises of
240 Sea-serpent, pantomime of

322
Peg lower, proverb of
144 Sea-serpents, American

13
Persepolis, ruins of

187 Seater, pagan-Saxon god of time 281
Perpetual motion
245 Self-love and love of self

178
Pendulum, capt. Kater's,measurement of 163

Servant, remarkable instance of fidelity in 204
Phillips's speech, burlesqued

Seat of modesty

268
Pitcairn's island

83
Shakspeare and Spencer

34
Plagiarism
296 Sboemakers, literary

394
Poetry, Gaëlic
311 Sheridan, Thomas, anecdote of

395
Politeness

Shetland islands, Kater's measurement
Pompeii

of the pendulum at

163
Pompeii, ruins of

Shatir's tower. Persian tradition of 188
Pope, the present, anecdote of

Shipwreck, Fracker's narrative of 220
Polar expedition, interesting letters on

Shifts of ignorance, by M. de Staël 268
Powder-plot
113 Signature of the cross

104
Poreelain, Chinese
155 Sir Dennis Pack

151
Poets and painters

Sitting for a picture

344
Precocity of talent
284 Sign of the castle

35
Proof presumptive, new play of

321

Sketches of manners 20, 51, 106, 145, 173,
Princes of Brunswick, anecdotes of 324

218, 261, 297, 344, 374, 109, 457
Purification of blessed virgin Mary 365

Sloane, Sir Hans, the botanist

281
Puss in boots, origin of the sign of

Smart, Christopher, the poet 286, 115
Pye, the poet-laurcat, anecdote of

Smollett's tomb in Italy

232
Snakes, enormous

152
Quaker, heroism of

Snake, large, Gumilla's account of 162
Quaint conceits

Snakes, cure for the bite of

193
Snake-charmers, Persian

188
Radcliffe, mrs.

Suow, its nature and properties

320
Reanimation, method of
491 Sound of fame in tubes

288
Remarkable phenon.cnon

119 Spence's, iniss, sketches of Scotland 368
Religious foolery
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Soog-writing

268 Umbrella, first introduction in London 394
Somnambulism extraordinary

491 Una with the Satyrs, picture of
Specimen of the ambiguous

Urchin, or hedgehog
Spaniards, superstition of

Use of the preteroatural in fiction 305
Siocks, or public funds
347 Usher the clown

45
Story of an Apparition

Useful arts

120, 124, 191, 316
Sterne, Dr. Farmer's opinion of 415
Stewart, John Roy

444

Variation Charts, new construction of 165
Staël,madame de letters concerniog 441, 449
concerning to 440 Venice

427
...'s Zolma

15,57

Verstegan's account of Saxon deities 279

194. Vernet and Voltaire, avecdote of
Steam, powe of

233
.... impou nt application of

120
Venus de Medicis,

490
Stationer, ori pn of name of

Visit to Glasgow
Stinging fish of the Chinese seas 153

.... to Edinburgh
Stratagems

239

Vipers, antidote for their bite
Sunday schools, number of cbildren in-

Volney's modern researches on ancient
structed at
248

248

history
Stage directions

Wassel-bowl and health drinking 114
Superstitious credulity
217, 274, 487 Waterloo battle, anecdotes of

150
Sunday, or Sun's day, Verstegan's ac ........... picture of

105
count of

....... Panorama

261
Suo-dial, ingenious inscription on

Walford's scientific tourist
Suffocation

Watson, Sir Brooke

393
Sudden changes

374
Water turned to marble

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Watts, Dr. original anecdote of

393
Ten Commandments, Jewish account of 85 Wednesday, account of its name 279
Tea-Tree, account of
155 Welsh Fairies

909
Teapots and Firescreens, philosophical 165 Wesley, John, memoirs of

248
Tempora mutaptar

23Wearing the breeches, proverb of 397
Thodison's unpublished poems
248 Wholesome doctrine

912
Tbree emblems of uncertainty

Whittington and his Cat

64
Thursday, Saxoo origin of

280 Whales, bottle-nose
Thor, Pagae-Saxon god
980 Windows in men's breasts

431
Thomson's Etymology
395 Witchcraft

162, 274
Theatrical morality
486 Wild man of Borneo

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Tivoli, present state of
427 Wild Irish Girl

194
Time's Telescope

Winter

242, 320
Toad and Spider, their enmity
486 Woman, or minor maxims

263, 300
Traditions of the banks of the Rhine
129 Woman

393, 484
Traoslators, blunders of
165 Woman, a poem

117
Tragic fall

490 Wonders of the new world
Trifles in imitation of Meleager 283 Wotton and Gray
Tristram Sbandy

415
Tradition of Zobak

189 Yeates' new variation charts
Tuesday, origin of its name

279 Zenzeed, or Persian love-plant
Typhus fever, Dr. Smith's recipe for 406 Zohak, tradition of

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Arctic moon
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Artist's chamber
128 Dead soldier

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Arctic navigator's prayer
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At tbe corner of Wood-street, when day Destruction

327
ligbt appears
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Bacchanalian to sleep

166 Ellen Bhoyochyd, ancient Scottish ballad 319
Beautifal boy, on the death of

Epitaph, by Roberts.

203
Behold! amid you wilderness of stars 126

Father's adieu to his daughter

167
Bethgelert, a legend

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Farewell to the muse

366
Beautiful infant, verses on

167
Fire-damp, triumph over

926
Bid the cold and callous-hearted 205

For ease the harassed seaman prays 325
Birth of the butterfly

47
Blunder, or danger of new inventions

328
Friendship, a dramatic sketch

198
Bright apon Snowdon's double peak 148 Go follow the breeze that flies over the sea 205
Canal and brook

168
Go, you inay call it madness, folly 836

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Christmas eve

Ground swell

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Come, peosire oun, devout and pure 335 Haunted stream
Confession -

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Corpet, on a

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Her departure from the fountain 285 Oaks, from Körner
He who hath bent him o'er the dead 93 Oh, give me, Heaven! to sweeten latter
How brilliant on the Ethiop brow of night 126 life

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Horne, Bishop, lines by

158 Oh, no where blossoms so bright the sum-
Home, from the Danish
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Hymn to God's power, by Thomson 251 On christmas eve the bells were rung
I hear the muffled drum beat slow 206 Parting, pathetic lines on

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I bave seen the green-budding spring 245 Placed in an island on the main

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I love to rise at dawn of day

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Imitation from the Italian

248 Portuguese hymn
Imitation of the Otiam Divos of Horace Progress of music
Impromptu

276
Image of death, by Southwell

Reverie of poor Susan
Inscription for a sun-dial

408

Row weel, my boatie, row vel 312
Indiaman

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Invocation to the Bee

158
483

See the leaves around us fall *3
Shepherd's invocation to spring

325
Indian Circean

47
Infancy and mature age

314
166

Shooting, a poem, extraci from
Ibokeeper and the bear

168
Sibyl, a sketch

207
It is not love, when burning sighs

206
205

Sketch---the picture
I wonder why by foul-mouth'd men 117

Sketches taken from Dover castle during

a storm
Juvenal's tenth and thirteenth satires 287 Sonnet to the river Thames
La Feuille

So stood the sibyl,stream'd her hoary hair 168
157
Somnium Jucundissimum

325
Leaf

157

Song from the French of Florian 207
Leyden's hymn to the Virgin Mary 365

Song of the zephyrs

496
Lines on woman

448
Song of the ocean spirits

496
Lines by lord Byron

46,93
Southwell's poems, extract from

407
Lines to lord Byron

495
Sonnet to melancholy

336
Lines from Astarte

48
Spring

284
Lipes on Women

118
Starry firmament

149
Lines on modern Poetry

149

Star of the wide and pathless sea 365
Lines on hearing Church-bells

167

Star, on a
Lipes on the funeral of an English officer

Stanzas

495
in Spain

206

Stanzas on love
Lines on Smollett

Stanzas by lord Byron
Lines occasioned by the last capto of

Sunday, by W. c. Harvey
Childe Harold

214
Sweet was the dream

325
Lines on the seasons

245

Sword song, by Körner
Lines on the notes of a dute and harp 285

Swift's, E. L. translation of Juvenal
Lines by Körner

285
Lines of the deaf and dumb

287 The sun went down in splendour 246
Lines by Warren Hastings

325 The bower it is of Indian drapery
Light specks of fleecy gold bestrew the The landscape hath not lost its look 48

119 · Through,' from the German of Körner 86
Lone on the bleaky hills the straying flocks203 3 Thou sword upon

y belted vest

197
Love and friendship

247 The loud wind roar'd, the raio fell fast 118
Love in my bosom, like a bee
295 There is a smile upon that cheek

167
Lovely nymph, with laugbing eye

The wind was wild, the sea was dark 168
Tyrolese girl

206
Manuscript poem of Burns
46 Trifies light as air

205
Madhouse, línes written in, by Smart 286
Melancboly

251
205, 385

Unpublished poems of Thomson
Mine be the abbey's wild retreat

87

Verses on women, by sir Aston Cockayne 117
Moon : Il frenetico

126
Morning in the country, by Thomson 250

Verses by lord Thurlow
Mossy seat

Wae worth thy power, thou cursed leaf
Music the fiercest grief can charm 116 White, Henry K. lines on

42
My boxen bower

483 When Briorni sat on the land of ice 407
Within the cavity aloft

483
Nelson's pillar

86 Wish
New inventions, danger of

126 Woman
November's sky is chill and drear 156 Women, character of

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From the Literary Gazette. THE author of this novel will have furnish a bad foundation for a narrative

I no one to accuse so much as him. of this length. The law with which the self, if the critical judgment passed up- volumes abouod, tho' sometimes witty on it should not be so tavourable as he and generally whimsical, is by far too wishes. He has raised the standard by prolix : and the endless definitions of which such productions are tried so Mr. Saddletree, an artisan prone to athigh, that it is not surprising that even tending the court of session, become rehe should sometimes be found to fall ally tedious. To conclude our objecshort of it. In a word, we think The tions, there are more evident symptoins Heart of Mid-Lothian, for such is the of carelessness in this composition than title of the story which occupies these we remember in any of the former; aud four volumes, inferior in almost every tho' the author cannot write ill, nor what respec: to the preceding works from the would fail to be entertaining, he has saine source, including the Waverley upon the whole permitted as much alloy series with that designated as Tales of to creep into these pages as we could my Landlord.

bave anticipated at his hands. It appears to us that this new publi. Notwithstanding these defects, howcation has less of the portraiture of na- ever, there are many parts of deep pational manners than the best of its pre- thos; there is great spirit and truth in cursors, while it has more of the uncom- the drawing of most of the characters; mon incidents common to the class of the fabulous portion of the story is adwritings to which it belongs. It pro- mirably connected with the history of duces an inferior effect from delineating, Captain Porteous' death, and its conseand that in a fainter manner, the charac- quences ; and the catastrophe is dreadteristics of a sect (Cameronjaps) neither fully just, though perhaps the inoral lesso important nor so interesting as the son instilled hy the lives of Euphemia Covenanters, personified in Balfour of Deans and George Robertson, is rather Burley, old Mrs. Headrigg, and their calculated to produce evil than good. teachers and partisans. Ils actors are of Novels are to us the most difficult too low an order, and the scene of a things to review in a satisfactory manner. gaol, with the adventures of its iomates Neither a dry outline of the plot, nor an of thieftakers, prostitutes, rogues, roh- extract of any particular part, sullice to bers and murderers, does, we conceive, convey an adequate idea of the subject

B ATHENEUM. Vol. 4.

in hand, and our limits do not admit of sort of adventures ; one of which going more at large into illustration. As is to persuade Jeanie Deans to swear far as we may go we now proceed to tha: her uphappy sister had not concealanalyze the Heart of Mid-Lothian.' ed her pregnancy from her,which would

The Heart of Mid-Lothian, then, is do away with the capital charge against the Tolbooth,or Newgate of Edinburgh, her. This perjury the religious and virand it is facetiously declared to be a sad tuous Jeanie refuses to commit, and heart, a close heart, a wicked beart and Ellie is convicted and condemned to die. a poor heart, a strong heart and a high Jeanie now determines to walk to Lon. heart. At the execution of one Wilson, don, and solicit her pardon of the Queen; in Sept. 1736, for robbing a custom- and through the mediation of the great house officer, some tumult arose, and Duke of Argyle, she obtains an interPorteous, captain of the town guard, view of Her Majesty, and miraculousfired among the mob, by which several ly carries her point. In her journey, persons were killed. For this offence however, she encounters some strange he was tried, and condemned to death, obstacles.' She is made captive by an but reprieved by Queen Carolive on the old gipsy of the name of Murdockson, day appointed for his doom. The pop- who, with her mad daughter, are the ulace were infuriated by this baulk on parties that disposed of Effie's child, out justice as they considered it, and at night of revenge for the seduction of the daughthe extraordinary spectacle was seen of ter by Robertson. She also encounters an organized multitude disarming the Robertson bimself, who turns out to be soldiery securing the gates, breaking the son of Mr. Staunton, a dignitary of open the prison, dragging forth the the Church, and of a very ancient lamcriminaiid hanging him near the usual ily. He is now reclaimed and repentant. place !or carrying into effect the sen- Having accomplished her purpose in tence of the law. No disorder of any London, Jeanie returns, marries Butler, kind accompanied this tumultuous ri- who is presented to a church by the sing, in winch politics were deeply con- Duke of Argyle ; and David Deans, becerned.

ing appointed a kind of overseer at the The fiction woven upon this real in- same place, the whole family settle comcident is thus managed. In the Tol- fortably on the borders of Dumbartonbooth, at the period of Porteous' mob, shire. Effie, when released, elopes from is a girl nained Effie Deans, accused of her father's house, and is secretly united child-murder, and at least of concealing to her lover, who gets her polished by a the birth of a natural child, which was few years' residence upon the continent, a capital offence by the then laws of and returns to England and to large Scotlavd. She is the youngest daugh- property with his wife, whose history is ter of David Deans, a cow-keeper, Dear contined to his own bosom, and that of Edinburgh, a rigid Dissenter of the sect her sister. They live in splendid of Cameronians. Reuben Butler, a wretchedness, while the bumbler branpoor young schoolmaster in holy orders, ches of the Deans connection enjoy and attached to Jeanie Deans, the elder comfort and happiness. Mrs. Mursister, is forced by the mob to officiate dockson being very properly banged at as chaplain to Capt. Porteous ; and it Carlisle, her confession affords reason turns out that an accomplice of Wil- to believe that Eflie's infant had not son's, who acted a conspicuous part in been murdered ; and Robertson, alias this riot in a female dress, is the seducer Sir George Staunton, with his lady, of poor Effie, and the father of her lost visit Scotland, in order to trace bim if child. To rescue her is one of his in- possible. In his search he lands at an ducements to undertake this desperate island near Butler's residence, where he exploit, but she refuses to escape when is attacked by a desperate smuggler and the doors of her duogeon are opened to his associates, and killed, it is believed, her. Robertson is obliged to fly, and by a youag lad, one of the gang. This figures in half a dozen Jonathan Wild savage is his own son, who had been

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