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А Africa, method of computing the value of commodities, by the blacks
on the coast of, 47. Albion mills, double steam engine first exhibited by Mr Watt at, 322, America, Spanish, letter on the emancipation of, 277--account of
the author, ib.----vast advantages that would accrue to Britain from à free intercourse with that country, 280--facility of opening a communication between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, across the isthmus of Panama, 288--when and by whom the scheme of emancipation was first presented to the British ministry, 285-account of General Miranda, ib.---- presents proposals from his countrymen to the British Government, 290—-part which this country had in his expedition, 294-Inquiry into the conduct which ought to be adopted by, towards the Spanish colonies in the present state of affairs, 297—-whether the disposition of the people is in favour of independence, 300-what the most proper method of conducting the proposed revolution, 303--the revolt of Holland from the Spanish dominion an excellent example to be followed, 301-extract from a memorial of Governor Pownal strikingly ap. plicable to the present occasion, 309--caution to be observed with respect to emigrants from Spain, and establishment of monopolies
dissuaded, 310. Anaxagoras, accused of atheism, because a great inquirer into second
Ann, Queen, style, &c. of the wits of her reign, 136,
Beighton, Mr, improves the steam engine, 315,
Bernouilli, John, his theory of gravitation, 109.
Biography, two sorts of, and their characters, 116.
Bloomfield, Mr, letter of, 274.
Boscovich, leading princi; le in his theory of gravitation, 115.
Brahmins, account of, 84.
Buchanan's travels in the Mysore, 82-general account of the Decall,
Nairs, 99--description of an entertainment given to the doctor by
the Biby of Cananore, 100.
Buenos Aires, effects of the British expedition to, on the minds of
the people in Spanish America, 296.
Burxs, Robert, situation he was placed in perhaps the most favour-
able to the development of great poetical talents, 249-effects of
a regular education in repressing the vigour and originality of
mental exertion, 250--what characters the most likely to give
· themselves up to poetry, 251---principal defects of Burns are the
acrimony of his invective, the want of respectfulness in the general
tone of his gallantry, 252, and his affectation of contempt for
prudence, decency, &c. 253— remarks on his prose works, 256-
letter from to Mrs Dunlop, 257-to his father, 258--his best
pieces all written in Scotch, and can be properly judged of by
those only who are intimately acquainted with the genius and
idiom of that language, 259--tenderness a distinguishing charac-
teristic of his poetry, exemplified in the Cottar's Saturday Night.
260—the lines on turning up a mouse's nest with the plough, the
verses to a Mountain Daisy, &c. 262—the finest examples of this
simple tenderness to be found in his songs, 261-account of Mary
Campbell, Burns's first love, 266-his address to Mary in Heaven,
written on the anniversary of her death, 267-extracts from the
Vision, &c. illustrative of his powers of description, &c. 968--his
works raise a high idea of the intelligence and taste of the pea-
Cabildos, or municipal corporations of Spain, account of, 306.
Ecvallos, Don Pedro, on the French usurpation of Spain, 215---in-
- consistency in the conduct of the author, ibo---incury wilt pro-
bability there is of the Spaniards proving successful in throwing
off tiie French yoke, 218-important point grined, even should
the contrary take place, 221—consequences that would aiiend
their complete success, ib.---policy wirich ought to be adopted by
Britain towards Spain, investigated, 226– usual mode of our pe-
rations censured, 229--plan pursued by Bonaparte, contrasied
with it, ib.bad policy of cooping up our troups in Portugal,
while the important contest was in a remote extremity of Spain,
231--insinuations of coldness, &c. towards the patriots, in the ke
viewers, repelled, 233.
Chinese Dictionary, compiled by M. de Guignes, 365.
Code de la Conscription, 427-mits extreme obseurity in all its clauses
of lenity, and anxiety which its statutes betray to enforce conform
mity, 428--means by which the compulsory levices are trained to
valour and discipline, 129-military and civil divisions of France,
431-when the Conscription was first published, 432-persons
subject to it, and mode of preparing the lisis, &c. 433--in what
cases dispensations are allowed, 434,--substitution, on what terris
admitted, 455-punishments inflicted for desertion, 437----nature
and effects of the execution of the laws of Conscription, 438--ex-
freme abhorrence with which it is viewed by a great proportion of
the people, 441-alarm excited by the levying of the third Con.
scription, 442-how the Government attempted to assuage the
public feelings, 413_wonderful power the police exercises over
the whole nation, 444-stratagems employed by Government to
excite the loyalty of the people, 445~Conscription peculiarly ob-
noxious to the countries annexed to the French empire, 446_al.
most all civil offices there filled by Frenchmen, 447_French "sol.
diers, after the example of the Romans, kept in a state of unre.
mitting activity, and the consequences, 449-general character of
the officers of the French army, 451- list of marshalls of the em.
pire, who have risen from the humblest stations, 452_-number of
troops, &c. 455—what the probable consequences to the Conti.
nent of Europe, of the French plan of ambition, 456_England
the only obstacle remaining to the establishment of universal do-
Comber on national subsistence, general observations on, 205-policy
of granting a bounty on the exportation of corn examined, 207.
Cook, Mr, account of his gas light apparatus, 481.
Cromek's reliques of Burns, 249-his situation in life favourable to
the development of his genius, ib.-character of his works, 252,
255-illustrated by extracts from his poems, formerly published,
260-account of the contents of the present publication 271*(see
Cromwell, anecdotes of, 16.
Curates' salary bill, letter on, 25-misconception in the popular es
timate of the situation of curates, 26–plan of Mr Perceval ob.
jectionable, from the power which it gives to the Bench of Bi-
shops, 27-injustice and partiality of reducing the emoluments of
rectors, while the Bishops are exempted, and true cause of that ex.
emption of the latter, 30—inadequacy of the plan to remedy the
evils complained of, 31--would tend to excite mistrust and hatred
between the curate and his rector, 32—is defective in not propor-
tioning reward to the labour done, ib.-how curates properly qua.
lified might be best obtained for the more lucrative curacies, 32-
provisions of the bill shown to be drawn from erroneous principles,
Curran's Speeches,-character of Irish eloquence, 136-personifica.
tion of Protestant ascendancy, 138_description of Dr Duigenan's
eloquence, ib. extracts from a speech for Mr Hamilton Rowan,
139—from a speech for a client, who had been charged with a té.
proachful address to the Lord Lieutenant, for having sanctioned
the execution of Orr, 140—for Mr Hevey, in an action for assault
and false imprisonment, by major Sirr, 141-affecting picture of
the state of Ireland when under martial law, 145-reflections on
the Habeas Corpus act, 146—some examples of extravagant and
ill-assorted eloquence contained in the book, 147. '
Davy on the earths, 162-decomposition of the fixed alkalies by
means of electricity effected by the author, 463_effects of the
application of the galvanic battery to lime, &c. ib.-remarks of
Hamilton, Mr, letter from General Miranda to, 291.
Heucy, Mr, extracts from Mr Curran's speech in favour of, 112.
Hislop, Governor, his memorandum for the commanding officers of
the militia in Trinidad, sanctioning the offers of serving with Ge-
neral Miranda, 295.
Holland, an excellent example to be copied by the Spanish colonies
in America in establishing their independence, 304.
Hornblowcr, Mr, disputes the merit of improving the steam engine
with Mr Witt, 513-his disappointment the cause of his virulent
remarks on the inventions of that gentleman, 325..
Hutchinson, Colonel, life of, 1--what the most important part of
history, 2-general character of the people of England in the
reign of Charles I., 13.--manners and condition of the women at
that period, author's account of her nativity, and character of
her parents, 6-story of her husband's grandfather, 8-origin and
progress of her husband's attachment to her, 9-she is seized with
the small-pox on the diay appointed for her marriage, 11 —view of
the changes which took place in the English constitution on the
accession of James and Charles, 12–-character of Lord Strafford,
13--description of the burghers, &c. of Nottingham at the break-
ing out of the disturbances, 14-anecdotes of Cromwell, 16—re-
presentation of his government after he had attained the height of
his ambition, 19-account of Colonel Hutchinson, 20. .
Jeferson, Mr, character of, 161.
Instituit', extract from an address of, to the French ruler, 444.
Johnc.'s translation of Joinville's Memoirs, 469-general character
of the writers of history from the decline of the Roman empire to
the 13th century, 470--of the author of the present work, 471–
strictures on the translation, 473-specimen of, 474.
Irish eloquence, character of, 136-exemplified in the speeches of
Mr Curran, 138.
Laval, General, letter from, to the commune of Paris, 429.
Leckie on the Foreign Policy of Great Britain, 186--according to
him, the ministers of this country have all along misunderstood
the nature of the French revolution, and adopted wrong measures
10 counteract its effects, 1817--account of the government of Si-
cily, 189--picture drawn of the state of that country applicable
in a great measure to a considerable part of Europe, 203-plan
proposed for opposing the overwhelming power of France, 204,
Murshall's, Mr, Life of Washington, remarks on, 149..
Marshals of France, list of, who have risen from obscurity, 452.
1Iirunda, General, il native of Spanish America, first suggested the
emancipation of that country to the British ministry, 285-repairs
to Spain, and enters into the Spanish army, ib..when he first
conceived the design of delivering his country, 286-makes the
tour of Europe, and is patronized by the Empress of Russia, 287
---proposes his plan to Mr Pitt, it.-accepts à command in the
French armics at the revolution, ib.-oproses 2 scheme of revo-