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Now, let the reader try, by Mr Hume's test, the following sen. tences from the eighth Section of the Icon, relating to the execution of Sir J. Hotham (who refused to surrender Hull to the King) and his son, for treachery to the Parliament. • They (i.e. the Hothams) ! might have expected another reward from him, than thus to divide • their heads from their bodies, whose hearts were divided with them * from their King. '_ The cutting off one head in a family, is not enough to expiate the affront done to the Head of the Commonwealth. The eldest son must be involved in the punishment; as he was infected with the sin of the father, against the father of his country. Root and branch God cuts off in one day.'
Can there be a more perfect example of a bombast, rhetorical, and corrupt style ?
To the note on the Sidney Papers, at pp. 47 and 48, the following addition should have been made.
Another Letter in the Sidney Collection, from Lord Spencer to Dorothy Sidney his lady, probably written in October 1642, shows still more clearly the licentious manners of Charles's Court, and the grossness of his own conversation.
• He (i. e. the King) was very chearful ; and by the ***** discourse, I thought I had been in & the drawing-room,'-(Sidney Papers, 11. 668.) Even the civil war had not taught decency to the King and his Court. In the following year, Lord Spencer fell at the battle of Newbury, for the Royal cause.
In reference to the pretended anatomical discoveries of Gall and Spurzheim, alluded to at page 312, the following Note should have been added.
Those who wish to see this subject treated in a full, scientific, and satisfactory manner, are referred to a short but masterly work of the late lamented Dr Gordon, published in 1817, under the title of “ Observations on the Structure of the Brain, comprising an Estimate of the Claims of Drs Gall and Spurzheim to Discovery in the Anatomy of that Organ."
In this admirable production, the author, we think, has clearly demonstrated, lst, that the Phrenological Doctors have no sort of claim to originality, as to the far greater part of the anatomical facts they have held out as their discoveries; and, 2d, that all that is really original in their anatomy is quite unsound and erroneous, and founded either on the most idle conjectures, or on a mere trick in the manner of operation, scarcely reconcileable with the dignity of scientific investigation.
Since our Article on the Abolition of the Corn Laws was sent to press, * an Order in Council, dated the 1st of September, has ap: peared, authorizing the importation of oats, oatmeal, rye, peas and beans, until forty days after the meeting of Parliament. Oats are subject to a duty of Zs. a quarter, oatmeal to a duty of 2s, 6d. a boll, and rye, peas and beans, to a duty of 3s. 6d. a quarter. There can be no doubt, considering the extraordinary deficiency in the crop of oats, that the ports must have opened for their importation on the 15th of November. But ministers are, notwithstanding, most justly entitled to the public thanks, for having issued the Order in question ; for if the ports had been allowed to remain shut until the middle of November, it would have been no longer possible to make any importations from the great Northern markets previously to the spring ; and the means that might otherwise have been afforded for alleviating the pressure of the existing scarcity, must have been comparatively trifling.
The effects that have attended the free importation of oats, are precisely such as we anticipated. Our prices gave way in the first instance ; but they speedily rallied, and have been for some time on the advance. The prices of oats, oatmeal, &c. at Amsterdam, Hamburgh, and other markets contiguous to Great Britain, immediately advanced to near our level.
By an error of the press, the 10th of September is mentioned in the note to p. 340, instead of the 2d.
Abolition of the Corn Laws, what quantity of foreign grain would be
introduced upon the, and what proportion it would bear to our annual consumption, 325-proofs drawn from the experience of former years, when the ports were open, 326—whether prices would be depressed according to the rate supposed, by the, 327–price at which corn might be imported from Dantzic upon the, 328-estimate of the average price at which corn might be sold after the, 334-how farmers and landlords would be affected by the, 335-pernicious fluctuations in prices that must occur until the, 336-estimate of the pecuniary sum that would be saved by the, 341-various advantages that would
result from the, 345, Acquisitiveness, whether a distinct and independent faculty, 271. Administratives Mours, character of the work entitled, 156-general
observations suggested by the work, 158-motives and design of the
author in writing it, 162-forcible and lively extracts from, 163. Admiral Coligni, life of, when attempted, and by whom, 127. Africa, Northern and Central, opening for the exploring of, where and
how furnished, 175-information gained by the expedition to, concerning the nature of an Arab caravan merchant, 176—description of an Arab chief, who was the protector of the mission to, 177-remarkable features of a desart of, 178_description of the lake Tchad in, 180_description of the kingdom of Bornou in, 183–in what manufacture the Bornouese have attained some excellence, and what is their intellectual condition, 185--attack upon the Felatah town of Dirkullah in, and by whom, 191—its unfortunate issue, 192_imminent dangers encountered by Major Denham, the explorer of, 193_ account of the African men-traps, 195—description of the Shoua Arabs, called Dugganahs, in, 199-account of the Felatahs in, 201account of Sackatoo, capital of the Felatah empire, 202_prominent
distinctions of the inhabitants of, 206. Alehouses, licensing, disadvantages of the practice, from its encouraging
monopoly, 443_instance of the monopoly thus produced, 444-connexion of the practice of, with the morals of the people, 447-corruption introduced by the custom of, 449.
Alliance between Church and State, disadvantages attending the, 497.
of St Bartholomew, 102.
Bartholomew, St, massacre of, character of Dr John Lingard as an his-
torian in relating the, 95-proofs of his inaccuracy in the narration of,
Dr Gauden to Lord Clarendon, furnishing strong presumptive evidence
of the, 26--who were privy to Dr Gauden's composition of the, 30.
civilization prevails in, 184—in what manufacture they have attained
ther destitute of speculative curiosity, 186.
177—visit of, to Bornou, 181-his reception at Bornou, 182—
and by whom, 386-letter of, and to whom, 387—his conduct in the
erine of Medicis, character of, 134.
Captain Clapperton, visit of, to the country of the Felatahs, 201-de-
scription of the town of Kano by, 202_interview of, with Sultan
-conversation of, with Captain Savary, 386-answer of, to a letter
letter of, to Lord Keith, 390_his conduct to Napoleon, 394.
how furnished, 175_information gained by the expedition to, con-
distinctions of the inhabitants of, 206.
ral pains and penalties, 492.
licism first discovered, 24.
anecdotes concerning, 132.
were its alliance with the State dissolved, 491_argument for the al-
abuses of the, 502.
description of the town of Kano, visited by, 202—interview of, with
Sultan Bello, 203.
acquiescence of, in the claim of Dr Gauden to be the author of the
stances of suppressed passages restored, 39.
anecdotes concerning, 221_his residence at Cambridge University,
from it, 274,