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497.

Ahyssinia, accountof, 213.
Eclipse of the Sun, 606.

Ladies, hints for the, 333.
Ali Pacha, cruelties of, 43 6,480, 533, . Economy of Queen Elizabeth, 504.

Law and Lawyers, defence of, 75.
Alnwick Castle, grandeur of, 594,
Eddystone Lighthouse, 84.

Lazaroni, amusements of the, 570.
Auxericanisms, 630.

Edgeworth, R. L. life of, 305, 325, 342. Leap Year, notice of, 122.
Angelo, Michael, anecdotes of, 386-8.
Edward, a pathetic tale, 393.

* Lear,' King, original story of, 327.
Ants, history of, 705, 722.
Electioneering, 185.

Legendary Devil, the, 202.
Ajhorisms, 134.
Eloquence, anecdotes of, 66.

LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC INTELLIGENCE,
Assassins, French, 136.
Enterprise, Ditto, 243.

16, 31, 48, 63, 80, 96, 107, 128, 144, 159,
Banks, Sir Joseph, life of, 429, 444.
Feudal Kings of France, 11.

175, 191, 207, 239, 256, 271, 288, 304, 320,
Birtholomew Fair, 588.
Fidelity, anecdotes of, 803.

336, 351, 367, 383, 399, 415, 431, 448, 464,
Batbos, 362.

FINE ARTS, 10, 30, 61, 107, 125, 158, 189, 479, 496, 512, 527, 544, 558, 575, 590, 606,
Piyeux Tapestry, 663.

* 205, 223, 237, 253, 268, 301, 319, 334, 623, 639, 655, 671, 720, 735, 752, 766-8,784,
Beadle, the, 682

350, 365, 381, 398, 413, 431, 461, 478, 799, 815, 832.
Pee, 16, 32, 48, 64, 96, 112, 128, 160, 176, 192, 493, 565, 542, 558, 574, 605, 620, 638, Literary Quackery, 198.

208, 224, 240, 256, 272, 288, 304, 320, 336, 654, 702, 717, 732, 749, 767, 781, 813. Lithography, op, 24.
352, 368, 383, 400, 416, 448, 464, 480, 496, Fingal's Cave described, 120.

Little Britain, a Sketch, 546.
512, 528, 544, 559, 575, 591, 607, 640, 656, Fire of London, 618.

Living in Style, 173.
672, 688, 704, 720, 736, 768, 784, 800, 816, Florian and Mariette, 87.

LONDINIANA, 140, 203, 284, 331, 491, 618,
844.

FOREIGN LITERATURE, 9, 25, 248, 282, 345, 652, 685, 700, 714.
Ileggars, continental, 332, 627.

458, 507, 648.

Lord Mayor's Day, on, 714.
Derri, Duc de, li fe of, 170.
Foune-Telling, evils of, 104.

Madrid, a day at, 795.
Bird Mr., life of,
Foundling Hospitals, history of, 84.

Maiden's Leap, the, 380.
Boleyn, Anne, account of, 395, 553, 673 Franklin Dr., letters of, 522, 573, 636. Mariner's Return, the, 376.
Bonaparte, anec dotes of, 99, 290, 337 9, 358, France, agriculture of, 372.

Marriage Customs, 332, 469, 820.
French Theatres, 521.

May Day Customs, 299.
Botocudos, account of the, 354.
Fruit Trees, British, 689.

Merchant Tailors' School, 140, 169, 184.
Brazil, descripti on of, 345.
Gaming, on, 649.

Methodism, history of, 280, 296.
Bretons, custon as of the, 818, 836.
Garrick, letters of, 693.

Milner, Dr., life of, 410.
Broken heart, the, 178.
Genius, on, 683.

Minor Theatres, on the, 59.
Brune, Marshal, death of, 540.
George III., life of, 89, 110.

Modern Amusement, 760.
Burke, Mr., first rise of, 835.

-, Secret History of, 155, 185, 199. Montblanc, described, 491.
Burning Springs in America, 252.

and Family, anecdotes of, 163. Mummies, account of, 805.
Business in Scotland, 60.

God save the King, origin of the anthem, 362. Naples, description of, 519.
Byron, Lord, anecdote of, 59.
Goldsmith, Dr., letter of, 693.

National Ceremonies, 250.
Cachmere Shauvis, 502.
Grattan, Mr., life of, 377.

Newspaper Chronology, 77.
Calas, the fate of, 230.
Grecian Marriages and Funerals, 68.

New Year's Day, custom of, 8.
Calder, Sir R., vindicated, 657.
Hadleigh, Mary of, 601.

North Polar Passage, on the, 753, 778, 407, 825.
Camel, natural history of the, 457.
Hampton Court Palace, 130.

North-West Expedition, 735, 799.
Cameleon, account of the, 839.
Hanover, account of, 149.

Nubians, account of the, 72.
Canada, description of, 9, 27, 424, 443. Hayley, Wm. Esq , poems by, 812.

Old Maids, plan for, 198.
Canova, anecdotes of, 499, 551.
Haywood, Eliz., account of, 409, 602.

Orders of House of Commons, 811.
Cape of Good Hope, letter from the, 587. Henry VIII., cruelties of, 696,708.

ORIGINAL CRITICISys on Principal Dramatic
Captivity, anecdotes of, 310.

and his Wives, 394.

Performers, 631, 668, 697, 730, 762,796, 829..
Card-playing, defence of, 152.
Herculaneum, account of, 341.

Paine, T. account of, 725.
Carlton House, history of, 165.
Heroism, anecdotes of, 454.

Painting, on schools of, 385.
CAROLINE, QUEEN, Sketches of Life and Cha- Himala Mountains, the, 552,741, 757. Patagonians, account of the, 85.

racter by, 650, 669, 684, 729, 795, 829. Hindoos, accountofthe,483,737,758,775, 792. Pearce, the Abyssinian Traveller, death of, 841..
Cervantes, life of, 790.
Hindostan, account of, 481.

Pearl Fishery at Panama, 412.
Chemical Experiments, 599.
Holy Fire, distribution of the, 455.

Persia, embassy to, 68.
Christmas Custonis, 826.
Sepulchre, knights of the, 54.

Persian Stories, 88.
Christ's Hospital, history of, 203, 218. Howe, Michael, life of, 360.

Petrifying Spring, 98.
Church Melody, on, 426.
Humanity, anecdotes of, 65.

Petition of Parts of Speech, 218.
Clerical Dancing, 827, 840.
Humour, anecdotes of, 691.

Pindaries, account of the, 532.
Coleridge's lines on the Queen, 424.
Hunt and Coleridge, Messrs. 489.

Pitcairn's Island and the Mutineers, 711."
Conversion, instantaneous, 348.
Hypocondriac, the, 135.

Poets, on, 26, 554.
Coronations, 105, 138, 241, 392.
Icebergs, account of, 227.

Poetical Portraits, 12, 316.
Correspondent, on the death of a, 249. Imagination, anecdotes, of, 739.

Triads, 747.
Critical Independence, 374.
Impaling of a slave, 563.

Pompeii described, 357.
Dahomians, account of the, 598, 614.
Improvisatrice, 279.

Precepts, fashionable, 396.
Dash, how to cut a, 713.
Inquisition, on the, 236, 347.

Prussian Agriculture, 628.
Deleval, Sir F. anecdotes of, 307.
Instinct, anecdotes of, 595.

Pyramids, opening of the, 788.
Diamonds, valuable, 105.

INSTRUCTRESS, the, 603, 617, 633, 667, 699, Queen's, coronation of, 369,–Crown, 138.
Dionysius, ear of, 419.

747, 779, 310.

Reformation, on the, 695.
Divining Rod, the, 303.
Italian Banditti, 726.

Rejected Poem, a, 665.
DRAMA, 14, 31, 47, 62, 78, 95, 143, 159, Javanese Bats, 60.

Rossini, anecdotes of, 550.
174, 191, 207, 238, 255, 271, 287, 303, 317, Jealousy, on, 267.

Rouen, cathedral of, 646.
335, 351, 366, 383, 398, 415, 431, 447, 459, Jerusalem, description of, 53.

Roxburgh Club, 412.
463, 479, 494, 511, 527, 543, 558, 575, 590, Jews, antiquities of the, 404.

Royal Family, anecdotes of the, 517.
605, 621, 638, 655, 671, 687, 703, 718, 734, Jesuit of Maranham, 635.

Vaults at Windsor, 157.
750, 766, 782, 798, 815, 331, 843.
Justice, anecdotes of, 530.

Science, anecdotes of, 388.
Dramatic Authors in France, 28.
Kensington Palace, history of, 131.

Scolding, cure for, 763.
Drunkenness, names for, 509.
Kent, life of the duke of, 192.

Secret Writing, modes of, 375.
Dulwich Gallery, critiques on, 702, 732, 742, Knighthood, orders of, 571.

Self-Combustion, instance of, 83.
781.
Kotzebue, life of, 449.

Siderography described, 228.

Silk, efficacy of, 447.

ronation Ceremonies, 241-Giovanni Sbogarro, New Britain, 755. Belzoni's Narrative, 769,
Simplon, account of the, 293, 322.

244, 263-Milman's Fall of Jerusalem, 257– 786, 805, 822, 838. Shabeeny's Timbuctoo,
Snakes, water, history of, 42.

Patronage, 265-Advice to Rouge et Noir Play- 773, 788. Tales of My Landlord, New Series,
Spanish Anecdotes, 329.

ers, 266-Hogg's Winter Evening Tales, 273, 785. Mrs. Jamieson's Popular Voyages, 790.
Constitution, 501.

314-Matthews's Diary of an Invalid, 276, 292 Juvenile County Atlas, 794. Gerning's Tour
Spitzbergen, account of, 634.

-Southey's Life of Wesley, 279, 296—Jack along the Rhine, 801. Webb's Sonnets, 810.
St. James's Palace, history of, 150.

son's Poems, 282---Poetical Paraphrase of Ruth, Mrs. Stothard's Tour in Normandy, 817, 836.
St. Paul's School, 284.

ib.-Louis Bonaparte's Historical Documents, The World in Miniature, 820. Time's Tele-
St. Peter's Church, account of, 340. .

289, 308, 323–Mollien's Travels, 294-Young scope for 1821, 826. Hulbert's Biographical
Stage Coachman, the, 565.

Countess, 299-Edgeworth's Memoirs, 305, Sketches, 627. Hulbert's Choicest Flowers of
Statistics, 745.

324, 342-Biographia Curiosa, 312-Starke's English Poetry, ib. The New Prophetic Alma-
Steam Navigation, 39.

Travels, 321, 339, 357-Moncrieff's Ivanhoe, nack for 1821, 833. The Literary Pocket Book,
Streets, on the names of, 652, 685, 700. 326_Horne's Deism refuted, ib.—Cooke's Rea- 834. Nichols's Recollections and Reflections,
Suliots, bravery of the, 488, 504.

son and Revelation, ib._Odeleben's Narrative, 835. Letters written for the Post and not for
Superstitions of the Normans, 626.

337,358_Whitby's Retrospection, 344_Prince the Press, 837. The Dejuné, 840.
Taylor, Dr. Martyrdom of, 599.

Maximilian's Travels, 353_Trivial Poems and
Tea-Plant, history of the, 37.

Triolets, 355-Jones's Miscellanies, 360-Mi-
Tentyra, temple of, 771.
chael Howe, ib.Taylor's Glory of Regality,

ORIGINAL POETRY.
Theseus, temple of, 435.

369, 391-Barton's Poems, 371-Playfair's Ode to New Year, 12-Lines, 14-Epitaplı, ib.
Timbuctoo, account of, 773.

France as it is, 372_Peerage Chart, 374-1-Answer to Charade, 29—Stanzas, ib.-Lines,
Toes, use of the, 794

James's Italian Schools of Painting, 385--Tan- ib.-Time, ib.Stanzas, 44-Melancholy, ib.-
Turkish punishments, 475.

coigne's Jonmney into Persia, 390—Enthusiasm 'Tis Love, 45—Beauties of Nature, ib.—Health,
Vampires on, 339.

of Methodists and Papists, 401-Brown's An- ib.--Songs, 61-Epigram, ib.--Child of Misery,
Veteran's Arm, the, 460.

tiquities of the Jews, 404-Graham's Travels, ib.-- Translation, 77—My Lady's Face, ib.
Vesuvius, eruption of, 188.

406—Bowring on Spain, ib.-The Retreat, 408. Love, 78—Winter Scenes, ib.-Lines on the
Village, the pride of the, 566.

Hughes's Travels in Sicily, Greece, &c., 417, Death of George III. and the Duke of Kent, 94,
Volney, count, life of, 347.

435, 468, 486, 504. Wordsworth's River Dud- 95—Answer to an unpleasant Question, 106.-
Wallachians, account of the, 182.

don, 420. Essays and Sketches of Life and LOde to St. Valentine. ib-Love in St. Giles's,
Warwick's Spare Minutes, 629.

Character, 422. Good Humour, 424. Turner's 106, 125.-Lines, ib.-The Birth Day, ib.-Va-
Washington, statue of, 411..

Tour in the Levant, 433, 455, 475. The Fancy, lentine, 142– Epigram, ib.—Sonnet, ib.-Cot-
Water Clocks, history of, 69.

437. System of Education for the King of tage of Peace, 158—To Corinna, ib.-Impromptu,
Companies, history of, 491.

Rome, 440. Life of Kotzebue, 449. Barry 173–Labin, ib.-Lines, 188—Rhymes, 1894
Weather, history of the, 123, 138.

Cornwall's Marcian Colonna, 452. Defferrari's Dream of Memory, ib. Songs, 205—Epigram,
Welsh Superstitions, 316.

Italian Grammar, 457. A Queen's Appeal, ib.The Oath, ib.-An Address, 222-Lelia,
Wesley, John, life of, 279, 296.

465. Stanzas to the Queen, ib. The Protocol, 236—Rural Life, 237—The Tear, ib.-Lines,
West, Benjamin, life of, 219, 233.

ib. Mrs. Opie's Tales of the Heart, 466. Wif- 253--The Parting Sigh, ib.-Serenade, ib.-
Whale, anecdotes of the, 260.

fen's Julia Alpinula, 470. Lochiel, 473. Pin- Lines, 268—Sonnet, ib.—Lines, 286—A Dream,
Wife of Three Husbands, 556.

nock's County Histories, 476. Hamilton'. ib.--Serenade, 303–Irish Rebel to his Mistress,
William the Conqueror, funeral of, 662. Hindostan, 481,502,552, 552. Keats's Lamia ib-Lines, ib.—Song, 317-The Stream, Water
Windsor Castle, history of, 40.

and other Poems, 484. Letters from Germany Lily, and Zephyr, ib.-Translation, ib.-De-
Wolsey, Cardinal, character of, 694.

and Holland, 485. Setches of Italy, 497, 519. serted Mother to her Infant, ib. Song, 333–
Woman's Heart, 746.

Thurtle's History of Spain, 500. Transactions Epitaph on a Dog, ibLines, ib.To Miss Ca-
Ybsambul, temple of, 786, 807.

of the Literary Society of Bombay, 513. Mrs. rew, 334-Lines, 349—Sonnet, ib —The Con-
York, life of the duchess of, 322.

Delany's Letters, 517. Syntax's Tour in Search trast, 364- Ode to Music, ib.-Gratitude, 380
Young, Arthur, Esq. life of, 330.

of Consolation, 529. Galiffe's Italy, 534, 549, Love, ib. -Lovely Woman, ib.The Minstrel
Zealanders, New, account of, 557.

568. Paine on the violin, 538. Piranesi's Ita. Boy, 381-Courtesy, 396_Epigram, 397-Ju-

lian Grammar, ib. Supreme Bon Ton, 545. lia, ib.-Despair, ib.Stanzas, 413–To Eliza,
REVIEW OF NEW BOOKS.

Lifeof Anne Boleyn,553. Advice to Julia, 561. ib.-The Widow'd Bride, ib —Prayer to Venus,

Crawford's Indian Archipelago, 563. Annals 431—Epigram, ib.— The Forester's Song, 446m
Ivanhoe, 1, 21-Anastasius, 4, 20, 34, 54—of Peterhead, 570. The Abbot, 577. Irving's Elegy, 447-London News, 460—What is a
Time's Telescope, 7—Spence's Anecdotes, 17 Catechismas, 585. Harmoniere's French Dic- Kiss? 461-A Reflection, 478—Song, ib.-Lines,
-Hullmandel's Lithography, 24—Walsh's Ap- tionary, 586, Brooke's Guide to the Stars, 493—For Ever and Ever, ib.-Transposition, ib.
peal, 33—Rondeau's Recitations, 37—History 587. Spiker's Travels, 593, 611. M'Leod's Alvares and Henrico, 509_Verses, 524—A
of the Tea Plant, i Quarterly Journal, 39 Voyage to Africa, 597, 614. Drakes's Winter Sketch, ib.-Stanzas, ib.---Lines, 541-To S--
Hogg's Jacobite Relics, 49—Burckhardt's Tra- Nights, 599. Cheltenham Mail Bag, 609. ib -Epigram, ib. To ib - Maternal Af-
vel's, 50, 72, 101, 116–Letter's from Palestine, Mazeppa Travestied, 612. Clarke's Tour of fection, 558_Translation, ib.—To Emma, ib.
53—Brown's Legitimacy, 5i-Percy Anec. Europe, 613. Select Biography, 615. Tur- The Orphan Maid, 573.-On the Death of Shaw,
dotes, 65, 132, 163, 243, 310, 380, 454, 530, ner's Tour in Normandy, 625, 645, 66). Ja: 574—Resignation, 589—Maidof Gwyneth, 590
595, 691, 739, 803— Williams's History of In-cob's Agriculture of Germany, &c. 627. Re- To -, 604—The Murderer's Soliloquy, ib.-
ventions, 68, 83_Clare's Poems, 71-Observa- trospective Review, 629. Jack Randall's To the Fair Inexorable, 605-Sonnet, 620-Se-
tions on the Theatres, 74–Pamphleteer, 81- Diary, 630. Knickerbocker's History of New paration, ib.-Lines, ibm Picture of Lencadia,
Cordova's Voyage, 85-Life of Cromwell, 47- York, 641, 659, 678. Third Tour of Dr. Syn- 697— The Contrast, ib.-Rosabel, 638-Double
Williams's Travels, 98—Glenfell, 100—Shroud tax, 644. Ashford Rectory, 647. Naval Chro- Entendre, ib.-Epigram, 653-Lamentof Owen,
of Royalty, 103—Lessons of Thrift, 113—Manology of Great Britain, 657. Sheffield Park, ib.To Anna, ib.-Wit, 654–Venus, ib.-
cullock's Western Isles, 118-Gay's Poems, 664. Lingard's Hist. of England, Vol. IV., 673, Lines to J. R. P., ib. --Song, 670—To Emma,
121-Redmond the Rebel, ib.-Pyne's Royal 694, 708. Colman's Posthumous Letters, 675, 671_Song, 687-The Morning Star, ib.-Trans-
Residences, 129, 150, 165—Santagnello's Ita- 692. Clarke's Tour of Asia, 681. Phillips' | lations, 702—To ib.-Autumn, ib.The
lian Dictionary, 132—Campaigns of the Duke Pomarium Britannicum, 689. Pinnock's French Dead Soldier, ib.–Surviving Duty, 716-Ro-
of Wellington, 145-Hodgkin's Travels, 147–Catechisms, 697. Huber's History of Ants, salind's Bower, ib.-Morning, 733_Evening, ib.
Accum on Adulterations, 161-Mrs. Memans's 705, 722. Britannia's Cypress, 710. The Vi. -A Dream, ib.-Sonnet,734-Chorus of Thyes-
Sceptic, 167—Geoffrey Crayon's Sketch Book, sion, 721. Hulbert's Literary Beauties, 725. tes, 742-A Cambrian Melody,ib.-A Farewell;ib.
Vol. 1., 177, 195, 216.-Vol. II., 546, 565– Ward's History of the Hindoos, 737, 758, 775, The Hulk, 765-Song, 767-Sonnet, ib.-Narcissa,
Comic Tales, 180Wilkinson's Wallachia, &c., 792. Fraser's Journey to the Himala Moun- 1780—The Last Adieu, ib.-Ancient and Mo-
182—Emigrant's Returi, 184—Glenfurgus, 193 tains, 741, 757. Fables from La Fontaine, 744. dern Greece, 781-Translations, 797-Mourn.
--Poetical Tributes, 197—Taylor's Star, 198— Phipps's Voyage towards the North Pole; Bar- ful Reflections, 798-Winter's Holiday, ib.-
The Monastery, 209_Herbert's Hedin, 214-ringtou's Possibility of approaching the North Poems by the late W. Hayley, Esq., 812-Epi-
Mrs. Sargant's Letters, 218--Scoresby's Arctic Pole; Barrow's History of Voyages into the gram, ib.--To Corinna, ib.--To ibThe
Regions, 225, 247, 259—Quarterly Journal

, Arctic Regions ; Ross's Voyage of Discovery; Return, 813–To J. W. Dalby, Esq., ib.-The
228_Swan's Retribution, 229Thomson's Co- Journal of Ship Alexander, 753, 778, 807, 824.1 Red Red Rose, 842.---The Close of the Year, iba

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