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PHRENOLOGICAL

JOURNAL AND MISCELLANY.

VOL. IV.

OCTOBER 1826_NOVEMBER 1827.

" As in the inquiry of Divine truth, the pride of man hath ever inclined to leave the oracles of God's word, and to vanish in the mixture of their own inventions ; so, in the self-saine manner, in inquisition of nature, they have ever left the oracles of God's works, and adored the deceiving and deformed ima. gery, which the unequal mirrors of their own minds have represented unto them. Nay, it is a point fit and necessary in the front and beginning of this wo:k, without hesitation or reservation to be professed, that it is no less true in the human kingdom of knowledge, than in God's kingdom of heaven, that mo man shall enter into it, except he become first as a little child."-Bacon. of the Interpretation of Nature.

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ARTICLE I.- On the Influence of Organic Size on Energy of Func-

tion, particularly as applied to the Organs of the

External Senses and Brain. Read to the Phrenolo-

gical Society on 30th November, 1826, by Dr Andrew

Combe,.......

.................161

II.-Letter-Dr Caldwell, Professor of the Institutes of

Medicine in the University of Lexington, United

States, to George Lyon, Esq., Secretary of the Phre-

nological Society,.......

......... ..189

III.-Of Wit and the Feeling of the Ludicrous. By Mr Wil.

liam Scott, ..............

.195

IV.--Second Letter by George Combe to Francis Jeffrey,

Esq., in Answer to his Note on Phrenology, in No

89 of the Edinburgh Review, .............................242

V.-Letter from the Honourable D. G. Hallyburton to

George Lyon, Esq.............

................251

VI.-Phrenological Experiment. Communicated by Dr El-

liotson of London.............

.............258

VII.-Additional Evidence of the Existence of a Sense of

Equilibrium as a Primitive Mental Power, derived

from the Consistency which obtains between its sup-

posed Functions and the recent Physiological Dis-

coveries of Mr Charles Bell,. .........

..........266

VIII.--Letter from Sir George S. Mackenzie, Bart. on the

Perception of Force,.........

.............. 284

JX-Proceedings of the London Phrenological Society,......288

X.-M. Audubon, M. Weiss, Car). Mar. V. Weber...........295

XI.- The Infanticide, Ane Nielsdatter. Communicated by

c. Otto, M. D. corresponding Member of the Phre-

nological Society,..............

................302

XII.-On the Arrangement of the Phrenological Faculties,

by Dr Hoppe of Copenhagen,...

.......307

XIII.-Description of an Ashantee Skull,....

...309

XIV.-Proceedings of the Phrenological Society,.................311

Note on Article VII., on Equilibrium,.......

....314

NOTICES, .........

...315

NOTICE to Subscribers,.

..318

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