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TO THE SECOND VOLUME.

Fage

Imitation,

Essays, Letters, Tales, fc.

Page.
Ancestry, pride of
146 Mutual Dependence,

292
Anecdote of M. La Maupin,
261 Madhouse, visit to a

93
Burns, original letter of
18 Memory, instances of the power of

132
Bathing, cold

48 Music, description of a Concert of
Chalmers, Geordie
297 Murderer, the

166
Cheesemite, some account of the
105 Medical profession, on the

201
Dwarfs, on

144 Observations on the Literary pursuits of
Daunerabout, Peter, some account of 3

the lower orders,

241
Farther account of 69 Parsimony A-la-mode,

183
-Notions on Prosperity and Philosophy, Modern

281
Happiness,
67 Poets, on the irascibility of

9
on Marriage,

138 Progression, on the genera! doctrine of 23
on Scottish Murias 254 Reflector, No. I. Loch Ard,
Degeneracy, Modern

No. II. Bothwell Bridge,
Fachen Dhu, or Black Hector, 100

No. Ill. Proportioning punislı-
Eminent Characters, Essays on

ment to crimes,
Essay I. Dr. Chalmers, 86

No. IV. Trošachs

161
II. T. Campbell, Esq. 214

No. On Satire,

921
III. Robert Burns, 261 Remarkable Occurrence,

226
IV. Dr. Chalmers, 287 Shepherd, King James and the 296
Hospitality,

251 Signs, Professor of
19 Speculation,

208
Julian's attempt to rebuild the temple of Surnames, Origin of

265
Jerusalem,
100 Superstition, Modern

ogg
Interment of the dead,

129 Sympathy between the Pocket and the ani.
Jest, bitterness in

mal Spirits,

175
Lady, Letter to a

224 Tour through the North of England, 121,
Love, Rhapsody on
128

176
Mirror, to the readers of the
1.] Walkingstaff, Travels of a

53
Extracts from New Publications.
Comparitive statement of Post: letters and Kennedy's Poems,

246
Political Journals of Britain and France, Peter's Letter's to his Kinsfolk, Scottish
303 Students,

189
Hermit in London, Nationality of the Polo's Travels, Marsden's Translation,
Scots,
190 Old Man of the Mountain,

67
Journal of a Soldier of the 71st Reg, 28 | Sabbath among the Tuscarora lodians 30%

Cornucopia.
Advice, Singular 149 Clergyman and Counsel Epitaph,

306
Affray settled, an

228
lor,
74 Execution,

39
Ants, white

74
Compliment, a 31

Flattery,

305
Antiquarianisná,

205

Convenient habit, ib. Forest, the sweets of a 109
Aphorisms,

33
Courting, rough mode 187 Faction defined,

149
Anecdote,

306
Contracting debt, 109 Happiness,

75
Apparition,

157
Curious exchange,
187 Hobby Horse,

32
Arts and Sciences 74 Comparisons, 229, 805 Horse, how to ta ne-a 148
Bargain, a good 187

Coal Concern, a

229
Ignorance,

73
229 Crier, a town

229

Independence, 189-
Bodies, mechanism of 110 Cross Readings,

306 Irony,

108
Bell, Diving
304 Dispute, a

108
Lesson, a

271
106
Despatch,

110
Laziness,

150
Boyd, Z. and O. Crom- Drunkenness, on

111 Literary punishment, 186
31 Duel, a

109

Id. Mansfield and Jew, 188
31 73, 183 Dwarf, a

230 Man, the absent. 107
Censoriousness,

74
Embarrassment,
149 Marriage,

228

Barrister,

Belles Lettres,
well,
Bon Mots,

ib.

Mendicant, a
150 Press-Gang, a

148 Self-confidence abashed270
Memorandum,
108 Pride of dress,
271 Sheridan, Mr.

143

Miseries of life, 75

Puffing,

229 Shoemaker's Bill,

305

Miracles,

107 Principal and Interest, 305 Singular trait,

187

Mistake,
229 Puns, 108, 148, 186, 304 Toast, a

186
Names, Coincidence of 228 Pulpit bull,

271 Th rift,

306
Negociation,
148 Reasons, &c.

32 Triflers,

230

Opinions

74 Repartee,

108 Velocipeder, a

32

Patience and persever. Reputation,

Vegitative Coat, 187

ance,

150 Ridicule,

230 Warning, a

149

Perception assisted, 148 Retorts,

270, 271
Wit,

186
Pleasures,

75, 110
Reproof, a

271
Wisdom,

145

Prosperity and adversity74

Monthly Register.

Burns, Monument to
77, 192, 307 | Hooping cough,

113
Books, new
77 Intemperance,

ib,
Bonaparte, relics of

77 Incorporated Trades, Deacons of 308
Bruce, Robert, grave of
272 Killing animals without pain,

ib.
Births,
77, 158, 193, 274 Longevity,

112, 274
Catastrophe, dreadful

113 Moore's Monument,

Circuit Court, Glasgow,

232 Marriages,

77, 113, 158, 274, 309

Consanguinity,

35 Potatoes, how to preserve,

77

Cow, prolific

113 Poor laws,

152

Coaches, rival

273 Regalia of Seotland,

36

Dandy Horse,

153) Recollections,

232

Deaths,

78, 114, 158, 193, 274, 309 Scheme, new

ib.

Discovery, singular,

35, 308 Signs of the times,

272

Dog, a faithful

232 Shirts without seams,

Drunkenness, effects of

192 Shocking Occurrence,

Dye from potatoe,

113 Swindling:
Earl of Eglinton, death of
307 Tam o' Shantop relics of

ib,
Execution
76 Tolls about Glasgow,

77
Electrical man,

193 Troon Harbour,
George 11I., accession of
307 Vagrant, a

152
Genius, Mechanical
76 Velocipedes,

34 5

152

Poetry.

Alliteration,

158

311 | Matilda, Elegy on

Burns' birth, lines ona

275 Muse, Lament of the

194

Bruce and Comyn,

80 Moore's Statue,

236

310

Christian, the

315 Mary,

Carron Hermitage,

275 Next Morning,

239

79

Clyde, to the

116 Parody on Lord Ullin's Daughter,

Count de Falh,
118 Rosa,

09
Dream,

42
314 Songs, How calm was the eve,
Ellen,

136

Fair Ida,
Expostulation,

199

Irvine Stream,
Favourite scene, a

43
Now Davie turn,

ib.

115
Fareweel to his house, the Auld Man's,313 Romeo and Juliet,
Fair Ellen,
287 Young Harry,

117
311
Fragment,

119
O come with thy smile,

40
Greece, Modern

O haud awa that face,

159
Hebrew Melody

234 Come, oh come, Euphrosyne! 198

Hope,

82

Low sunk the sun,

277

154

Illuminati, the

278

The Thistle,

196

Lass of Logan Braes, the

41 Summer Night, a
Murdert Minstrel, the

37 Sonnets,

Maid of Lochlin's Lament,

114 Verses,

70

976, 312

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