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ABERNETHYANA
127 Dinner, the first and last

51
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, the 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

184

elementary in France 484

in the south of France 368
Bachelors, advice to

106

of teachers in Germany 168
Bat, the best in school

popular

249
Barba Yorghi, the Greek pilot 222

347
Beauty

287

universal, considered 404
Beggars, London
447 England and America

443
Berlin, literary congress at

87
France

448
Birds, singing
125 English women

368
the singing of

277 Ettrick Shepherd, the. Rover 44
Book-engravings

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

317
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

crime,
the

412
Chalmers, the Rev. Dr.

230
6 dinner, the

51
China, agriculture in

48
4 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
285 Flowers, the love of

166
Cologne water

405 France and England
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

286
Confession, innocent

88
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
Cyclopeedia, cabinet

88
no apology for vice

356
Geological changes

124
Dary, 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

66

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

47
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

9
Hungary, vaccination in

406

Oak, picturesque beauty of the 367
Idiot girl, the
481 Obesity, the troubles of

67
Idleness
159 Octogenarian in love, an

354
Idler, the

288
Imagination and reality
407 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
38 Residence, the choice of a

104
Library of Entertaining Knowledge,

Reviews and critical notices of new
the

189

works.
Life, comedy of, the

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

285 saved. By R. Southey, Esq. 191
Lion, the
487 Apician morsels

366
Literature, periodical

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

454
Lithography

285 Biographical sketches and authentic
Liverpool, tonnage of

168
anecdotes of dogs

365
Locke, John, in Holland

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

H. W. Montague

404
Longevity

167

Tbe Age Reviewed. By R. Mont-
gomery

450
Man-mountain, the
153 The Casket

395
Marriages, Welsh

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

402
Mekka, description of

324
The Journal of a Naturalist

365
Metaphysics and poetry
323 The Legendary

404
204

The Natural History of Living Ob-
Montague's Montmorency

403
jects for the Microscope

402
Montgomery, Mr. Robert, sketch of. The Omnipresence of the Deity.
(With a Portrait)
450 By R. Montgomery

451
Montgomery's Age Reviewed 450 The Pilgrim to Compostella. By
Omnipresence of the

R. Southey, Esq.

191, 269
Deity

451

The Poetical Sketch-book. By T.
Puffiad

453
K. Hervey

403
Universal Prayer, &c. 454

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

121

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

328
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, dininution of 405 Roman states, the

230

Mock suns

66

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

300
Rover
44 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

27
169 Stiquiotechny

48
Scientific miscellany 124, 283, 405 Story, a short

243
Scots wha hae, &c.

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

332
Scottish inns
367 Sun's rays, power of the

125
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

204
Silver, fulminating
285 Tea drinking

87
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-

327, 367, 446, 486
thors, statesmen, &c.

Vegetables, how to make them tender 285
No. III.-Canova
178 Vision of a Godless world, the

83
South America, recent journey in 129 Voltaire

288
South American manners

448
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

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POETRY.

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

454
Aveugle, jeune, le
70 God, the ubiquity of

452
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 453
My mother

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

396
Sadness and mirth

43
Calabrian shepherds, the, hymn of to

The ancestral song

53
the Virgin
424 The charmed picture

387
Charades
397 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

302
The return

277
Delta. Sunset meditations

229
The summons

419
Vernal invocations

205
The two homes

221
Donald Bane
26 Hecuba, the lamentation of

321
Household, the divided

138
England's vilest pair, satirical lines on 451
Epistles, poetical

Immortality

444, 453
329
Indian with his dead child, the 203

205

Invocations, vernal
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

282

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Kindred spirits
401 Relics

357
Return, the

277
Lamb, Charles.
Lines for a young
Roprecht the robber

466
lady’s album

322
L. E. L. Hymn of the Calabrian Sadress and mirth

43
shepherds to the Virgin 424 Snuff-box, musical, lines on a 353
The fountain ; a ballad
397 Song

38, 121
Lines to a young lady on her mar.

for May morning

91
riage

401
the ancestral

59
Sonnet

485
May morning, song for

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

ber

466
Montgomery, Robert.

The Pilgrim to Compostella 269
A vision of heaven
454 The Sinner well saved

192
Contemplation of the starry heavens 453 Stanzas

403
His personal feelings

455
addressed to

395
Lines on contemporary poets 454 Stag, the hunted

396
Satirical lines on C and T 450 Summons, the

419
The fate of genius
454 Sunset meditations

229
Ubiquity of God

452
Mother, my
204 Two homes, the

221
Music of dreams, the
39 To a friend on his birthday

380
Nose, on my
256 Universe, the

110
O come, my love
435 Violets, complaint of the

396
Orphan, lines to an

396
Wanderer, the

176
Picture, the charmed
387 West wind, the dream of

411
Poets, contemporary, lines on 454 Who loves me best ?

186
Prediction, the

162
Recall, the
240 You'll come to our ball

78

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