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ADVERTISEMENT.

The subscribers to the ATHENEUM are this day presented with the last number of the present volume. The Second Series now consists of nine volumes. Some alterations and iinprovements are to be made in the work, and in order that each series may be uniform, a third will be commenced with the next number. It will be printed in a new type, and no pains will be spared to render its appearance superior to that of the preceding volumes.

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Boston, September 15, 1828.

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GENERAL INDEX.

164, 366

479 Coleridge and the malmsey

166

Adventurer's story, the

437 Comets, return of

367

Africa

156 Comparative pleasures of science 323

African coast

165 Condition of the Irish poor

295, 450

Alagna, customs of

46 Conductibility

288

Alfadhel Alderamy

259 Constantinople, gleanings at

464

Algiers

166 Contagious fever

88

Americans, the, notions of

446 Corsican honour

365

Anatomy of drunkenness

198 “ Cottar's Saturday night,” the 325

Ancient Autes and flute-players 196 Court of chancery, history of the

103

Andrew Cleaves

16, 49, 92, 129 Crocodile, tame

47

Anecdotes

128 Crossing the line

184

Anthropology
369 Curious bird

368
Artificial stone
288 Customer, a, how to secure

487
Arts, the

205

Ascent of a mountain in Ireland 355 Dean Swift's meditations upon a broom-

A wedding at school

265 stick, origin of

202

Death of young Park
Bachelor's beat, the, No. IV.

61 Deputies, the French Chamber of 426

Christmas, the

61 Dilatory inclinations

208

Beet root, sugar from

487 Dreamer, the

362

Bell ringing

208 Drunkenness, anatomy of

198

Billy Butterworth, the Oldham hermit 191
Bituminous volcano
164 Earwig, the

365
Blind bookseller of Augsbourg 365 Eastern story-tellers, the

340

Bom bast: more or less

367 Edgeworth, Maria

253

Bonaparte, anecdote of
47 Edinburgh Review, the

471

Books and bookworms

84 Education

407

Bornou insolvent act

87
in the Netherlands

206

Bossuet

288 Effeminacy of the Romans

208

Botanical curiosity
205 Entertaining journey

166
Brougham, Mr.

159
Burns, Robert
281 Falls of Niagara

326

Byron, Lord

289, 336 Famine, sufferings from

475

Fashionable visiting

362

Camillus and the Gauls

366 Fashions for February, 1828

44

Campbell's, Miss D. P., poems

348 Fever ship, the

78

Captain Durville's expedition 158 Flutes and flute-players, &c.

196
Cats, fascinating power of
487 Foreign debts

327
Charms of retrospection
40 Fosadoni, the two brothers

88

Chiffoniers, the

279 French Chamber of Deputies, the

426

Chinese method of dunning

407

police

203

Christopher Columbus, life and voyages

Fulfilment of prophecy

105

of

243 Funeral ceremonies

367

Chronicles of the Canongate

248
Climbing plant, extraordinary 408 German gibbet, the

374

Clonmel assizes, the last

450 Giant, the, and the dwarf

35

Clothing, warm

486 Good, John Mason

Coal-tar on fruit trees, injurious effects of 167 Great Britain, population of

368
Cobbett, Mr.

329 Gauger, the
Coffee
368 Gypsies

165

147

215

355

Dature

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Hajji Baba in England

401 Mountain in Ireland, ascent of a
Happiness

325 Mount Vesuvius, recent excursion to 36
Helpless infants
86 Murder, the

220
Hemans's, Mrs., Records of Woman 310 Mustaches

365
Herschel's discoveries anticipated 407 My four friends

37
History of the court of chancery 103
How to lose time
324 Napoleon

167
Humanity, imitation of by inanimate Narrative of John Williams, one of the

469

persons buried alive in the ruins of
Hutchinson's history of Massachusetts 358 the Brunswick theatre

124

Natural history of the Scriptures 343
Improvements in printing
312 Nature, the study of

409
Indian telegraphs

448
will prevail

119
4 traditions
486 Navarino

206
Intoxication
45, 198 New inventions

165
Irish bar, the
204 Newstead, a visit to

336
poor, condition of

295, 450 New works 48, 168, 248, 368, 408
wit
46 Nice distinction

208
Lsmael Gibralter
149 Nineveh, the fall of

429
Nollekens, Mr.

45
Jeffrey, Mr. and the Edinburgh Review 471 “ Nothing to do"

328
Jobn Mason Good
147 Nutriment from woody fibre

88
John Rose, the gauger

215
July
249 Old age

398
June
169 Oldham hermit, the

191
Juvenile sang froid
327 Olive tree, the

167
Onager, the, or wild ass

345
Kiatib-Ogloo and the Smyrna residents 389 Orphan, the

350
Osage of Aquitaine, the

406
La Fayette
367 Oxford ale

327
Language of the Arabs

48
Let well alone

128 Pantomime
Lex talionis
48 Paraphrase of the 19th psalm

208
Light, effects of upon animals, vegeta-

Park, Thomas

164, 366
bles, and minerals
478 Passion

327
Literary meetings
207 Pedometer, improved

488
Livery seisin
366 Periodical literature

248
London

351 Peru, description of the coast of 467
bridge
368 Phenomenon, singular

48
noises
399 Plague, the

163
university, the
164 Poems by L. E. L.

328
roof
408 Police of France

203
Long text
168 Pride

368
Lord Avonmore, anecdote of 204 Prince Ypsilanti

225
Byron
239 Printing, improvements in

312
" Nelson's nightcap

367 Providence of the Parisian printers 207
Love of country

85 Pulmonary circulation, how to promote 407
324

Queen of Georgia, tyrannical treat-
Mackintosh, Sir James

379
ment of

193
Madame Damouroux
167 Queries

238
Davidoff's story

299
Mahogany, size and value of
48 Records of Woman, notice of

310
Main-chance, the
25 Remarkable artist

407
Major, the, and myself
9 Retrospection, charms of

40
Man of promise, the
432 Romans, effeminacy of the

208
with the mouth, the

232 Rural
scenery

224
Marian Godfrey: a sketch of 1651 419 Russian society of agriculture

205
109
May-day
89 Sacrifice of an Indian widow

42
Meditation at Netley Abbey.
276 Sagacious conjecture

287
Meditations upon a broomstick
203 Salathiel

317
Memoirs of Tom Jones
162 Salutations

328
Metallic caissons
287 Scott, Sir Walter

171
Military adventure in the desert 111 Scraps and sketches

447
Mode of keeping apples
207 Seven apocalyptic churches, the

105
Mole-catcher, the
385 Sexton of Cologne, the

237
Monkey, the
487 Shoeblacks at Paris

288
Monkish superstition
3:26 Silk worms, disease of, and its cure

448
Montesquieu
47 Single life

328

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Low company

66

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Maternal revenge

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