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INDE X.

"gebra, what the principal use of the language of, 806.
Ancona, horse-race at, described, 323.
Aproo, etymology of the word, 464.
Árgyle, account of the execution of the earl-of, 299.
Asiatic Researches,–Balfour on the remarkable effects of sol-lunar

influence in the fevers of India, 36– Paterson on the origin of the
Hindu religion, 37- Bentley on the Hindu systems of astronomy,
41-Wilford's essay on the Sacred Islands of the West, 43 m

Colebrooke on the Vedas, or sacred writings of the Hindus, 47.
Astronomy, Hindu, remarks on, 41.
Athens, causes of the decline, &c. of, 482.
Austria, House of. See Core..

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Baring, Mr, remarks of, on the policy of Britain towards America,

243.
Birch's, Captain, Memoir on the National Defence, what the cae-

stion considered in, 416—inability of irregular to cope with re-
gular troops, shown from the example of the Americans and the
French, 417– what the cause of the success of these two pations,
418-plan of defence proposed by the author, 419_-injastice of
recruiting the army by ballot, 420-great importance of fortified

posts, ib.
Bohemia, change undergone by, during the reign of Ferdinand IL,

191.
Bolingbroke's Voyage to the Demerary, character of, 410_abstract of

the contents of, 411.
Brazil, inquiry how far the emigration of the Portugueze govern.
'ment to, will be of advantage to Britain, 254.
Bristol, account of, from William of Malmesbury, 368.
Brougham, Mr, extract from his speech in support of the petitions

against the Orders of Council, 238.
Buée sur les Quantités Imaginaires, 306—what the principal use of

the language of algebra, ib.—manner in which the signs called
imaginary, and the corresponding impossible quantities, are intro-
duced into the algebraic calculus, 307-present work an attempt
to treat imaginary expressions as things really existing, S08
ome of the objections to the ordinary doctrine of impossible quan.
fies considered, 310-—Reflections on what may be considered as
he great paradox in the arithmetic of impossible quantities, 313.
galoe, description of a, 86.

Ceylon,

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Ceylon. See Cordiner.

Charles I., reflections on the execution of, 287.
.. Charles II., character of, by Mr Fox, 292

Clarkson's History of the Abolition of the Slave Trade, general

character of, 355—that traffic, when commenced, 359—first in.
troduced by a base imposition on the governments of the two na-
tions most extensively engaged in it, ib.-has been opposed by
wise and good men at every period since its commencement, 360

enumeration of those who, in the present time, have most con-
tributed to its overthrow, 362-circumstances by which the au-
thor was first led to consider the subject of the slave trade, 364
-example of his singular perseverance in the cause he had en-
gaged in, 369-is compelled by ill health, caused by his extraor-
dinary exertions, to retire from business, 374-abolition at last

effected under the ministry of Mr Fox, 375.
Cockney, origin of the word, 464.
Columbo, in the island of Ceylon, account of, 84.
Commentators, evils resulting from the encouragement of, 449.
Cordiner's Account of Ceylon, 82description of Columbo and the

surrounding country, 84—the author makes a tour round the
island, 85–Point de Galle described, 87-state of the Christian
schools, 88—manner of taking wild elephants, 90—description of
Trincomalee, 94of the persons of the natives of some of the
islets on the coast, ib. account of Ramiseram, or the holy isle

of Rama, 96—of the pearl fishery, 97.
Çoxe's History of the House of Austria, 181list of manuscript au-

thorities whence his information is derived, 182--general character
of the work, 184-state of the empire during the reign of Rodolph
the founder of the House of Austria, 186=-confusion that ensued
upon his death, 187-accession of Maximilian and remarks on
the character and reign of that prince, 188-errors the author has
committed in the preceding portion of the work, 191-reign of
* Ferdinand the First, ibm-bad policy of the Protestant body during
the reign of Maximilian the Second and his successor, 192_in-
quiry into the character of Count Waldstein, 193—desperate con-
dition of the House of Austria at the accession of Maria Theresa,
195_transactions between her and Frederic of Prussia relative to
the cession of Silesia, ib— she summons the states of Hungary at
Presburg, and harangues them personally, 199~-enthusiasm excited

by her speech and deportment, 200.
Crabbe's Poems, 131-author advantageously known from former

publications, ib.-his style compared with that of Goldsmith, 132—
of poetry compared with that of Wordsworth, Southey, &c. 138—
extract from his poem • The Village,'138— Village Register,' 141.

D
Davy's Bakerian Lecture, 394–present paper the most valuable in

the Philosophical Transactions since Sir Isaac Newton's optical
discoveries, ib.experiment showing that the fixed alkalis are

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Ilic bases, 395—proportion of one

qualities of the bases of potash,

metals, 399—experiment ascer
inciple of alkalescence as well as of

Demostha

Pouce's Illino

induct of, in the disputes between

compounds of oxygen and metallic bases, 395_

en to metal in the alkalis, 397—qualities of th
998-names proposed for the new metals, 399_
caining oxygen to be the principle of alkalesce
acidity, 400.

nosthenes, remarks on the conduct of, in the
Philip of Macedon and the Athenians, 504.

uce's Illustrations of Shakspeare, 449-real adm:
Scriter little concerned about his commentators, ih
what appears trifling in this work, 450—disquisitio

and music, 456-examples of what is to be met with a
or useful, 459-story of « Measure fo

number of authors, 460-on the servants and rets
Times, 462-on the introduction of the word " mais

frovalty, 463-etymology of the words ' apron''
464-distinction between the clowns and fools of a
166—on the antient English Morris-dance, 467.
eviden, poetical character of, 71.

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are 449-real admirers of that
his commentators, ib— specimens of
rk. 450—disquisitions upon hang-

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tory of Measure for Measure' traced through

the servants and retainers of antient
roduction of the word ' majesty' as a title

of the words ' apron' and 'cockney,'
the clowns and fools of our old drama,

Elephants, man
Existence, fin

hants, manner of taking in Ceylon, 90.
stence, future, curious notions entertained of by s

tribes, 225.

Fevers of India
Fox, Mr, his Hi Femarkable en

reasonable
what chief

some

the interests
per and en
public bir
materials for
account of

deposited in the Scor
ed by, on the subject of hi

we of India, remarkable effects of sol-lunar influence.

his History of the early part of the reign of James II., XI
noble expectations entertained from, not disappointed, iba-
C chiefly valuable for, 272-character of the author widely
Sorent from what might have been expected from the course of

he was engaged in, ib.—to what the prevalent indifference to
interests of freedom may be ascribed, 274-sketch of the tem-

and employments of the author during his retirement from
wir business, 279-goes to France during the peace to procure
erials for his history, 280-letter from to Mr Laing giving an
unt of the result of his inquiries concerning the manuscripts
Gaited in the Scotch College, ib.-particular notions entertain.

v. on the subject of historical composition, 282_shown to be

neous, ib.m-remarkable events in the period of which he treats,
I have never yet been satisfactorily explained, 284-observa-

on the execution of Charles I., 286_on the subsequent pe-
hment of the regicides, 288-on the expediency of passing a ball
excluding the Duke of York from the Crown, or of imposing
in restrictions on him, &c. 289-on the condemnation of
jud Sydney, 290- Mr Locke's expulsion from Oxford, 291

uestion relative to North American freedom, éven at the period
• treated of, regarded as the test of principles friendl,

white power. 292-character cf Charles II., ibp olicy
Janies in the early part of his reign not to establish the Roman
Catholic religicn, but to make himself absolute and independent

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of Parliament, 294_his contemptible conduct in condescending
to accept a pension from the French king, 295_character of the
High Church party, 297-execution of the Earl of Argyle, 299-
interview of Monmouth with the King after his apprehension, 301

-his execution, 302–remarks on the style, &c. of the work, 301.
French revolution, has been incalculably injurious to the interests of

practieal liberty, 277.

Gambier on Moral Evidence, 202-ill effects that have resulted from
.confounding together the demonstration of mathematics with mo.
ral evidence, 203—this confusion of the two departments of proof
unfortunately favoured by Locke, ib..whence his mistake has o-
riginated, 204_remarks on the uncertainty of knowledge derived
from observation, 205mgeneral distribution of the species of mo-
ral evidence, 207-inquiry whether our belief in human testimony
be an ultimate principle, or referrible to a general confidence in

the regularity of the laws of nature, ib.
Geography of the Hindus, abstract of, 43..
Gifford's edition of Massinger, 99—what first introduced the edic

tor to public notice, ib.-merits of the edition he has produced
compared with some others, 101- From the numerous errors com.
mitted in his notes, he ought to have been more lenient to the
mistakes of his predecessors, ib.—has frequently fallen into the
very error he meant to reprobate, 103—has for the most part
given accurate explanations of antiquated words and expressions, ·
109-observations by Dr Ireland on some of the plays of Mas.
singer, 111-his character as a writer, 113—illustrated by speci-

mens, 114.
Grand Signior, presentation of an English ambassador to, describ-

ed, 329.
Greece. See Mitford..
Gulf-stream, curious particular relating to, 215..

H .
Hamilton's, Mrs, Cottagers of Glenburnie, 401-abstract of the

contents, 402_extracts from, 403.
Hanging, disquisition on, 456.
Herriot's travels in Canada, general character of, 212-specimens of
· his manner of writing, 213—account of the Mountaineers of Ca.

nada, 215_of Quebec, and the Roman Catholic seminary there,
216_description of the scenery near the fall of La Puce, 218
fall of Montmorenci, 219_village of Hurons, 220—-progress of
cultivation and commerce in Canada, 222-notions of a future

state entertained by some Indian tribes, 224. ,
High-church party, character of, in the time of James II, 297.
Hillhouse on amendment of American constitution, 469-circum-

stances under which that constitution was formed, ib.-defects of,
471_evils likely to ensue from the present mode of electing the
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