Page images
[blocks in formation]


at St. Domingo. See M Lean.
Field-preaching defended, 480.
Fights of wild beasts, public exhibitions
of at Java, 134.

Floating of land, improved methods of,


Fontenelle, M. interesting anecdote rela-
tive to the characteristic turn of his
liberality and beneficence, 511.
Fourcroy, M. philosophical papers by,
-in the memoirs of the Paris Academy,
513. On the combustion of hydro-
genous gas in close vessels, 515.
the formation of nitric acid, il
review of Ventenat's Pictures of the
Vegetable Kingdom, 555. His analysis
of urine, in conjunction with M. Vau.
quelin, 557-58.
Fowler, Dr. his attention to the digitalis,
as a remedy inaphthisis, 281.
Frogs, curious account of some found in
the state of Vermont, seemingly but
not irrecoverably petrified, 263.
Furnace, cupelling, of the assayists, ob-
servations on the defects of, 516.





Ganganelli, Pope, his death said to have
been violent, 563.


God, our knowlege of, discussed, 1381.
Omnipresence of, 393. Justice of, ib.
Not less amiable and adorable when he
exercises his justice than in the display
of his goodness, ib..
·Goldsmith, Dr. character of, 27.
Gothic superstition, observations on, 284.
Gustavus III, king of Sweden, his great
character, 536.

Guyton, M. on the colour and matter of
vegetable juices, with a method of
making lake, &c. 554. Experiments
on the combustion of the diamond, 558.


Haigbron, Dr. his account of a painful
affection of the face, 165.

inquiry into the true and
apurious Cæsarean operation, 170.
Hamburgb described, 535. Its fine estab-

lishment of an orphan-house, ib.
Hamilton, Prof. on the longitude, 21.
Heart, singular case of a wound in. See

Hecuba of Euripides. See Porton. See

Heidegger, anecdote of, 401.

Highlanders of Scotland, their supersti

tion, 290.

Hinckes, Mr. his account of MS. papers
of Sir Ph. Hoby, 383.

History, new method of studying, 513.
Negarth, anecdotes of, 397. His un-
Javorable opinion of the institution
of the Royal Academy, ib. Commences
author, and publishes his famous
Analytis, 399. History of his picture
of Sigismuna, 400. Humorous story
about Mr. Heidegger, 401.
Hope, the pleasures of, poetically display-

ed, 422.

Horse, observations on the foot of that

useful animal, and on errors in the
practice of shoeing, 383. Improve-
ments in the art, proposed, 385.
Hyde, Edward, Earl of Clarendon, short
biography of, 175.

Hydraulic architecture, discussion relative
to, 485-490.
Hydrocele, observations on the cure of
by injection, 170.

I and J

Java, fondness of the inhabitants of,
for shews of the combats of wild-beasts,
134. Description of a battle between
a tiger and a buffalo, ib.
Imposture, literary, curious instance of,

Intelligence, improved methods of con-
veying, with celerity and secrecy. See
Caoke. See Edgworth.


Joseph II. Jate Emperor of Germany,

Ireland, political altercations relative to
anecdotes relative to,. 547, 551.
an union of that kingdom with Great
Britain, 83, 91, 92, 215–221.

[blocks in formation]

on the phthisis pulmonalis, 276.
Kirwan, Dr. on the composition of car.
bon in bitumens and coal, go. View
of the state of the weather in Dublin,
ib. Thoughts on magnetism, ib.
Primitive state of the globe, 391.
Kienberg, Prof. his evidence relative to

the Ferkinian practice, 561.
Koskiusko, the unfortunate Patriot of
Poland, puetically lamented, 424.



Labadie, M. his mem, concerning the
Grapes and wine of Bourdeaux, 554.
Lamps and candles, observations on the
c. ns ruction and light of, and the pro-
bability of substituting tallow for wax,

Latimer, Bp. brief biographical account
of, 174.

Lavoisier, M. his mem. on the insen-

sible perspiration of animals, 515.
Lennon, Mr. his description of an image
taken from an Indian pagoda, 388.
Leopold, late emperor of Germany, ance-

dotes relative to, 547-548.
Lettsomt, Dr. his country seat (Grove-Hill)

poetically described, 419.
Light, remarkable inflection of, passing
through wire-cloth, 306.
Lithotomy, singular care of, 169.
Little, Mr. his description of an air-pump

of a new construction, 22.

Lendon, the name of a river in France,


Longitude. See Humilun.
Lucretius, obs, on the writings and genius
of, with specimens of Mr. Good's new
poetic version of, 282.
Lynn, Mr. account of a rupture of the
aorta, near the heart, 167.

[merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][ocr errors]
[blocks in formation]

applied to a new mechanical inven-
tion. See Bramab,

Park, Mr. his instructions for exploring
the interior of Africa, 242. His ac-
count of King Almami, and of his
reception at Fatleconda, 245. Of the
Foulahs of Bondou, 240. Progress
through several other nations, 248.
Plundered of his property, ib. Ar-
rives at the capital of Bambarra, and
the banks of the Niger, 253. Pre-
pares to cross the river, but is prohi-
bited, and in distress, ib. Humanity
of a negroe woman, with the Duchess
of Devonshire's pretty lines on the
occasion, ib. Proceeds eastward
along the banks of the Niger, 254.
Crosses the river, to Silla; continues
his journey along the river, and is re-
duced to depend for subsistence on the
charity of the negroes, 255. The men
often unkind, but the women uni-
versally benevolent, 257. Crosses
the Jalouka wilderness, in company
with a slave caravan, 258. His retura
to England, 259.


Perkins, Dr. certificates of the efficacy of
his metallic instruments, 559. Re-
marks on, 560, &c.
Pérouse, M. de la, general character of
that lamented sea officer, 63,
Perspiration, insensible, of animals, me-

[ocr errors][ocr errors]

moir on, by M. M. Seguin and La-
voisier, 515
Peter III. emperor of Russia, panegyri-
cal history of, 491.
Petersburgb de criber, 540..
Philadelphia, facts and observations rela-
rive to the pestilential fever there,
published by the College of Physi-
cians, 452.

Pigeons, the proper management of the
dove co', recommended, 375.
Plagat, account of that which raged at
Moscow a few years ago, 78.
Pope Plus VI. his character, 563.

tory, 565. His visit to the Emperor
Joseph II. 571. Death of, 573.
Porson's Hecuba & Orestes criticised, 311,
426. Mr. P. requested not to le nis
other pursuits cause him to forget his
MS. lexicon of PROTIUS, 444.
Petemkin, Prince, curious particulars re-
specting the character and fortune of
that great court favourite, '544.
Preston, Mr. his reflection on the choice

of subjects for tragedy, 23.
Prussia, king of, his letter to D'Alem-
bert, on the death of Madame Geoffrin,

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

Pye, Mr. [the Laureat,] h's elegant
Fair Devon's

verses addressed to
halcyon Vales," &c. 463.


Quicksilver. See Mercury.
Quinquina. See Bark. See Willow.


Relph, Mr. advantageous character of his
poetry, 443. His epigrammatic cou-
plet on Swift's endowing an hospital
for idiots, 449.
Rittenhouse, Mr. on the remarkable effect

of the inflection of light, &c. 306.
Romances, Oriental bservations on, 122.
Rosetta described, 502.
Rousseau, his Emile criticised by D'Alem-
bert, 510.

Russia, curious account of, 540-544!

Scherer, M. extract from his journal of
chemistry, 557.

Schubmacher, Prof. his evidence on the
Perkonian medical pra tite, 561.
Seguin, M. his method of tanning, 307.
His memoir on the insensible perspira-
tion of animals, 515.

Selden, John, his character of his coun-
trymen, 298.

Serpentine, account of the magnetic pala.
rity of a mountain of. 309.
Seward, the late Mr. William, his ex-
cellent private character, 194. Ac-
count of his last anecdotal publication
the Biographiana, ib.
His poetical
epistle to his nieces, 296.
Shea-tree, Mr. Park's account of, and of
the butter made from it, 254.

Shee, Sir G. his memoir on the construc-
tion of ships, 15.

Sheraven, Dr. case of an imperforated
hvmen, 170.

Ships, improvements in the construction
of, suggested, 15.

Smith, Richard, his account of a liga.

menta: y union of the tibia, after the
removal of a carious portion of that
bone, 167.



Sage, M, his observations on the defects
of the cupelling furnace, 516.
the rhomboidal calcareous spar found
in the sandstone quarries at Fontaine-
bleau, ik. On the terreous one of
zinc, 517
Sanguine bloodstone, hæmatites] used
in drawing, memoir on. See Zonet.
Saurin, the merit of that eminent divine
appreciated, 392.
Scherer, M. his note on the extraction of
sugar from the Beta-Cicla, 555-

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

Soda. See Vauquelin.

Solids, resistance of, observations and
experiments relative to, 517. Gali-
leo's theory concerning, 518. Opi-
nions of succeeding philosophers, 519.
M. Girard's experiments and analy
tical researches on this subject, 522.
Sonnets, and Sonner-writing, considered,
282. Those written by Miss Seward
criticised, 362.
Stavorinus, Admiral, his account of his
voyages to the East Indies, 128. De-
scription of a Dutch farm at the Cape,
129. Of the combats of wild beasts
at Java, 134. Establisment at Cele-
bes, 135. At Amboyna, 137. Ac-
count of the Alfeers, 138. State of
European factories at Surat, 139.
Sun, affirmed to be a body of ice, 150.
Surgeons, French, anecdotes of, 586.
Swedes, their national character, 356.
Their extraordinary commercial use of
moss, 537. Their use of the trun-
cheon, ib.

[ocr errors]


Tanning, new method of. See' Desmond.
Telegraph. See Edgeworth.
Telescopes, achromatic, new method of
constructing, 305.

Tic Douleureux, account of a case of that
painful disorder, 165.
Time-piece, observations on the methods

of obviating the effects of heat and
cold on those machines, 308.
Tragedy, Italian, historical memoirs of.

See Walker. Reflexions on the choice
of subjects for tragedy, 23.
Turks, their character, 552. Their mi-
litary spirit, 553.

U and V

Vallancey, General, his hypothesis of the
Oriental emigration of the antient
inhabitants of Britain and Ireland,

Van Braam, M. his account of his em-
bassy to China continued, 33. His
arrival at the emperor's court, 34
Manner of his reception, ib. Miscel-
laneous details relative to the manners
and customs of the Chinese, 37.
Van Marum, M. his account of new ap-
paratus belonging to Teyler's founda-
tion, 556.

Vapour, nitrous, effects of, in preventing
and destroying contagion in hospitals
and ships, 345.

Variole Vaccine, Dr. Jenner's farther
observations on, 411. Dr. Woodville's
reports concerning, 414.
Vauquelin, M. his work." The Assay-
er's Manual," recommended by M.La
Grange, 556. Of the decomposition
of muriat of soda by oxyd of lead, 556.
On the sap of vegetables, 557. Ana-
lysis of urine, ib.

Veniceat, M. his Tableau du Regne Vegetal,

reviewed by M. Foureroy, 555.
Vermont, state of, its very promising sie
tuation and importance in the Ame-
rican scale, 262.

Vienna, state of society, in genteel life, in
that capital, 549.

Union between Great Britain and Ireland,
See Ireland.

Voltaire, M. his life, by a professed and
intimate friend, 525. His foresight of
the French Revolation, 527. Style
and manner of his private life, 528.
His great wealth, ib. His liberality
and charity, 529. His treatment of
bis visitors, 530. Message to Pope
Ganganelli,ib. Amiable friendship be
tween him and Mademoiselle de Vari-
court, 532.

Vortigern, a late dramatic performance so
entitled, a gross imposition on the
public, 445. Specimen f, 446.
Uptal, in Sweden, described, 537-

Urine, human, curious chemical analysis
of, 558.


Wakefield, Mr. his Diatribe, &c. criticised,
311,425. The critic's bow to M..W.
at paring, 443.
Walker, Mr. J. C. his critical memoirs

on Italian tragedy, 1. His account of
Luigi Groto, 4. Of Palladio's Olympic
theatre, 5. Of Speron Speroni, and
his extraordinary drama of Canate, &i,
ib. Of Giraldo Cinthio, and his pro-
ductions, 6. Of Aretino, ib. Of
Dolce, 7. Of Tasso's Torrismonde, ib.
Of other celebrated Italian tragic
poets, and their wo ks, 8.
Wallace, Mr. his essay on the variations
of English prose, from the Revolution
to the present time, 24.
Wavel, Dr. two cases of rabies canina, in
which opium was given without suc-
COLS, 169.
Willow-bark, (the broad-leav’d,) proposed
as a substitute for the Peruvian bark,
85. M. Bartholdi's analysis of the
white willow bark, 555.
Winds, cold, issuing out of the earth, res
marks on, 311.

Witkering, Dr. his use of the digitalis, as
a remedy in cases of pulmonary con•-
sumption, 274-277.
World, system of, 500. Motion of the
planets about the sun, rof. Of the
earth, ib. Analogy of the planets, ið.
Arguments in confirmation of the
Copernican system, 502. Comment on
the laws of motion, 503. Perturba.
tions of the elliptical motion of the
planets explained, 504.

[ocr errors]
[blocks in formation]


Printed by A. Straban, Printers Street, London.

« PreviousContinue »