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ABERNETHYANA

127 Dinner, the first and last Almanacs 327 Discontent, real

446 American bull 48 Dogs, sagacity &c. of

189 American criticism 240 Druggist of Fife, the

218 Animals, stuffed, modes of preserving 406 Annual, ihe splendid 455 Earth, inside of the

208 Apophthegms 488 Eclipses

328 April 49 Edinburgh

162 Atlas newspaper, the

207 “ Sessional School 32, 71, 110, 169 Aurora borealis 167 Education, female

409 Autobiographies

elementary in France

in the south of France 368 Bachelors, advice to

106

of teachers in Germany 168 Bat, the best in school

249 Barba Yorghi, the Greek pilot 222

power of

347 Beauty

287

universal, considered 404 Beggars, London 447 England and America

443 Berlin, literary congress at

France

448 Birds, singing

125 English women s the singing of

277 Ettrick Shepherd, the. Rover Book-engravings

150 Noctes. 107, 184, 279, 323, 353, 476 Botany, the study of recommended to Euripides, a drama of the fair sex

471 Boxes, the 79 Famatina, the two miners of

234 Bread, new 200 Fashions, French

123, 207 Bull, American 48 Fashions, London 86, 124, 206, 282, 366,

445 Canova, sketch of

178 Fever, a night of, recollections of 348 Casket, the 395 Fires

167 Cat and fiddle, the 327 First and last

50 Catholic emancipation

126, 447

" appearance, the 332 Ceylon, an adventure in

425
o crime, the

412 Chalmers, the Rev. Dr.

230
" dinner, the

51 China, agriculture in

16 kiss, the

303 Chinese poetry 88 Fitzmaurice the magician

483 Christians, new sect of 168 Flies

226 Chronology 48, 128 Flowers on the Alps, the

203 Coffee, wholesomeness of

205
Flowers, the love of

166 Cologne water 405 France and England

287 Colosseum, the

40 « education in the south of 368 Colossus of the Apennine, the 270 " elementary education in 484 Conductors of lightning, construction

manufactures in

368 and use of 405 French language, the

206 Confession, innocent Conversation, an after-dinner 462 Gall

167 Corn, Indian 248 Gardens

46 Criticism, American 240 Gelatine

406 Cunningham, Allan. The pen and pencil 416 Genius defined

167 Cyclopaedia, cabinet 88 “ no apology for vice

356 Geological changes

124 Davy, Sir Humphrey, death of 408 German writers

328 « sketch of 423 Grave of the broken heart, the 91, 138, 194, Diamond produced from carbon 125

210, 257 Diary, my nephew's, extracts from 342 Dick Dewlap 67 Hailstorms, assurances against

406

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Halle, university of
446 Newspapers, colossal

48
Hansel Monday

61 Noctes, a fragment from the 184, 279, 323
Hecuba, the. A drama of Euripides 317 " a passage from the

476
Heretics, fate of

« notes from the

107, 353
Hervey's Poetical Sketch-book 403 Notices, literary 168, 194, 208, 248, 288,
Hill, the Rev. Rowland

286

328, 404, 443, 448, 481
Humboldt's journey to Siberia 285 Novels and novelists
Hungary, vaccination in

406

Oak, picturesque beauty of the
Idiot girl, the

481 Obesity, the troubles of
Idleness
159 Octogenarian in love, an

354
Idler, the

288
Imagination and reality

Paris, letter from

38
Improvement and intellect, march of 487 Patriot, true, a

286
Improvisatori, the
68 Pen and pencil, the

416
Indians, South American
473 Periodicals, Parisian

408
Industry

168 Pilgrim's Progress, new edition of by
Insanity, aphorisms on

479
Southey

168
Instruction, late

408 Plants, specimens of, preservation of 406
Invention, extraordinary
368 Poetry, Chinese

se
Ireland, a scene in
436 " in Sweden

287
Iron, chromate of
283 Pompeii, a recent visit to

321
It's very odd !
14 Pope Leo XII.

118
Portraits, female

368
James's Ruined City
164 Post-office, new regulation

47

Potato-tops, extraction of potash from 285
Kemble and the butcher
486 Proverbs

359
Kitchener's Housekeeper's Oracle 402 Pump, compression, new

406
Learning
126 Religion

488
Leslie, Professor, sketch of
272 Reply, an Irish

488
Letter from Paris

Residence, the choice of a

104
Library of Entertaining Knowledge,

Reviews and critical notices of new
the

189

works.
Life, comedy of, the

All for love; or, the Sinner well
Lime, muriate of

saved. By R. Southey, Esq.
Lion, the
487 Apician morsels

366
Literature, periodical

353 A' Universal Prayer, &c. By R.
Lithographic plates, colored, prize for 447 Montgomery

Biographical sketches and authentic
Liverpool, tonnage of

168 anecdotes of dogs
Locke, John, in Holland

446 Montmorency, a Tragic Drama. By
London fashions 86, 124, 206, 282, 366, 445

H. W. Montague
Longevity

167 The Age Reviewed. By R. Mont-

gomery
Man-mountain, the
153 The Casket

335
Marriages, Welsh

127 The Housekeeper's Oracle. By Dr.
May-day

Kitchener
Mekka, description of

The Journal of a Naturalist
Metaphysics and poetry

323
The Legendary

404
Mock suns

The Natural History of Living Ob-
Montague's Montmorency

jects for the Microscope
Montgomery, Mr. Robert, sketch of.

The Omnipresence of the Deity.
(With a Portrait)

50

By R. Montgomery
Montgomery's Age Reviewed

450

The Pilgrim to Compostella. By
Omnipresence of the

R. Southey, Esq.

191,
Deity

The Poetical Sketch-book. By T.
Puffiad
K. Hervey

403
Universal Prayer, &c.

The Puffiad. By R. Montgomery 453
Moore, the poet

121

The Ruined City; a Poem. By G.
Murderer's last night, the

388
P. R. James, Esq.

164
Music

248

Universal education considered, &c. 404
“ pains of

186 Rhetoric, English, and rhetoricians 239
French

160
National debt, a plan to discharge the 316 Rice

125
National feelings, Scottish

126 Richter, John Paul. The vision of a
Nature, study of the
407 Godless world

83
Needle, dip of the, diininution of 405 Roman states, the

230

285

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Lithography

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Rothschild, Mr., the London banker 31 Spell, breaking the

300
Rover

Si. Albans, the five nights of

481
Russia and Turkey

398 Steamboats, proportion of power to
velocity in

406
School, Edinburgh Sessional 32, 71, 110, Stewart, Dugald, sketch of

169 Stiquiotechny
Scientific miscellany 124, 283, 405 Story, a short
Scots wha hae, &c.

248 Stubbs, Mr. Henry Augustus Con-
Scott, Sir Walter

stantine
Scottish inns

367 Sun's rays, power of the
Scottish national feelings
126 Sweden, inebriety in

48
Second best, the

380 Swiss peasantry, superstitions of the 247
Sentiment and appetite

88
Sheridan, anecdote of
487 Talma

208
Signs, origin of

327 Tanning
Silver, fulminating

285 Tea drinking
Sketches of contemporary authors, Thermometer, new

125
statesmen, &c.
Toads in gardens, utility of

167
No. VIII.-Dugald Stewart
27 Toyman, the, abroad

420
No. IX.-Professor Leslie
272 Town and country

279
No. X.-Sir Humphry Davy 428 Turkish mode of dismissal from office 88
No. XI.-Mr. Robert Montgomery.

(With a Portrait) 449 Varieties 47, 87, 126, 166, 207, 247, 236,
Sketches of contemporary foreign au-

321, 367, 446, 486
thors, statesmen, &c.

Vegetables, how to make them tender 285
No. III.-Canova

Vision of a Godless world, the 83
South America, recent journey in
129 Voltaire

288
South American manners

448
46 " Indians
473 War

287
Southey's new poems
191, 269 Waverley novels, the

87, 120
" new edition of the Pilgrim's What's to be done?

369
Progress
163 Whirlwig, the

283
Spain, coal mines in

448 Winter, Rev. Cornelius and the pig 488
Speed the plough
48 Writing, bad .

447

178

POETRY

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ALBUM, a young lady's, lines for 322 Genius, fate of
Aveugle, jeune, le

70 God, the ubiquity of
Away, away, and bear thy breast 403 Goethe, poetical epistles from the Ger-

man of

329
Beauty

242
Boy, blind, the
70 Heaven, vision of

454
Browne, Mary Ann. Kindred spirits 401 Heavens, contemplation of the
My mother

204 Hemans, Mrs.
Who loves me best?
186 Lines to an orphan

396

Sadness and mirth
Calabrian shepherds, the, hymn of to

The ancestral song

59
the Virgin
424 The charmed picture

387
Charades

The dreaming child

358
Child, dreaming, the
358 The fountain of oblivion

103
Clouds, the
150 The image of the dead

302

The Indian with his dead child 203
Dead, the image of the

The return

277
Delta. Sunset meditations

The summons

419
Vernal invocations

The two homes

221
Donald Bane

Hecuba, the lamentation of

321
Household, the divided

138
England's vilest pair, satirical lines on 451

Immortality

444, 453
Epistles, poetical

Indian with his dead child, the 203
Invocations, vernal

205
Feelings, poetical
455 I stood by the grave

119
Flower girl, the

480
Fountain of oblivion, the
103 Jephthah

14
Fountain, the ; a ballad
397 Julian, lines to

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Kindred spirits

401 Relics

Return, the
Lamb, Charles. Lines for a young Roprecht the robber

lady's album
L. E. L. Hymn of the Calabrian Sadı ess and mirth

shepherds to the Virgin 424 Snuff-box, musical, lines on a
The fountain ; a ballad

397 Song
Lines to a young lady on her mar-

for May morning
riage

6 the ancestral

Sonnet
May morning, song for

Southey, Robert. Roprecht the rob-
Mines of Hayna, discovery of the 281

ber
Montgomery, Robert.

The Pilgrim to Compostella
A vision of heaven

454 The Sinner well saved
Contemplation of the starry heavens 453 Stanzas
His personal feelings

455 1 addressed to
Lines on contemporary poets

454 Stag, the hunted
Satirical lines on C- and T 450 Summons, the
The fate of genius

454 Sunset meditations
Ubiquity of God

452
Mother, my

204 Two homes, the
Music of dreams, the

39 To a friend on his birthday

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256 Universe, the

110

Nose, on my
O come, my love
Orphan, lines to an

396

Picture, the charmed
Poets, contemporary, lines on
Prediction, the
Recall, the

435 Violets, complaint of the
396

Wanderer, the
387 West wind, the dream of
454 Who loves me best?
162
240 You'll come to our ball

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