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'M. de C***+, very rich, but blinded by a cataract forme I on both his eyes, came to Paris from the remotest part of Languedoc, to consult a surgeon; who told him that it was time for him to perform the operation of couching-, for the success of which he would be answerable. M. de C*m" inquired what would be the expence of the operation: fifty guineas, replied Granjean. — M. de C. remonstrated grievously against the charge, and was disposed to make a bargain, to lower the price: but Granjean was inflexible; and M. de C. hid nothing left but patience, submission, and non-resistance. Some days afterward, the surgeon performed the operation; when, having removed the cataract from the right eye, M. de C. exclaimed with transport, that his sight was perfectly restored. Come then, said Granjean, let us proceed to the other eye. Stay a moment, replied M. de C:—you take fifty guineas for the whole operation; that is, five-and-t wenty for each eye: now as I see quite as well as is necessary, and as I wish to see, I shall content myself with one eye: to recover the other would be a very useless luxury; there are your fve-and-twenly guineas.'

With.one more sprightly anecdote, we shall close our extracts; and as it relates to our celebrated countryman Mr. Gibbon, we think that it will not be uninteresting to the reader:

* I hear from Lausanne that Mr. Gibbon has been settled there for some time, and is extremely well received, he is, they tell me, grown so prodigiously fat, that he walks with great difficulty: yet' with this figure, and his strange face, Mr Gibbon is infinitely gallant, and is fallen in love with a beautiful woman, Madame de Crou%at. One day, finding himself with her tele a te'te for the first time, and desirous of availing himself of so favourable a moment, he fell suddenly on his knees, and made a declaration of his flame in the most passionate terms. Madame de L'rouzas replied in a manner sufficiently repulsive to discourage every temptation to renew the scene, and Mr. Gibbon appeared embarrassed: but he nevertheless retained his prostrate attitude; and notwithstanding Madame's repeated invitation to re-seat himself on his chair, he was motionless and silent. —" But, sir," repeated Madame de Croutat, "rise, I beseech you." —" Alas, Madame," at length answered this unfortunate lover, *• / am not able." In ttuth, the corpulency of his person totally impeded the possibility of his recovering his legs without assistance. Madame de C. then rang the bell, and desired the servant to help Mr. Gibbon to rise.'

Here Mad. De Genus takes leave of the grot Monsieur Gibbon, and directs her satiric pen to another ill-starred lover, whose stature was in the extreme of opposition; and the little man was even more ludicrously punished for an unwelcome declaration, by being placed upon the chimney piece.

In revenge for the treatment of this unhappy wight, we shall now put the fair writer herself upon the shelf.


to the Remarkable Passages in this Volume.

fcT. B. To find any particular Book, er Pamphlet, see the
Table of Contents, prefixed to the Volume.

account of the mode of pro-
curing sugar from, 26.

Air, considered with relation to
health, 163.

Allan, Mr. on improving barren
ground, 39.

Alien, Mr. on carbonic acid, and
on the diamond, 154.

American Intercourse Bill, provi-
sions of, vindicated by a state-
ment of facts, 347. 352. Ac-
count of American importa-
tions from this country, 348.

Aneurism, popliteal, successful
mode of operating for, 51.

Annibal, his successes against the
Romans not attributable to su-
periority in his troops, but to
his own skill, 7 j.

Astronomy, elements of, in French
verse, 502.

Atheist, poetic delineation of, 176.

Augsburgh, Prince Bishop of,
• anecdotes of, 233.

Aurora BoreaSs, frequent and
beautiful in the Island of St.
John'8, 28.


Bacon, flitch of. See Dunmow.
Balaam, his speech to Balak

turned into verse, 256.
Baptism, anecdote relative to, in

Scotland, 23.
Bath, Lord, obs. on his character,

by Mrs. Carter, 238.
App. Rtv. Vet, ivi.

Bees, memoir on the economy o&

Beggar's Petition, translated into

French verse, 536.
BcRsarius, his story woven into a

romance, 466.
Bell, Mr. on the influence of

frost in ripening corn, 38.
Birkenhead, Sir John, anecdotes

of, 70. <
Bladder, diseases of, the uvaursi

recommended for, 49.
Bossuet compared with Cornellle,


Boyle, Richard, Earl of Cork,
made the subject of a French
Romance, 537.

Brewery, extraordinary cask in
that of Meux and Co. 268.

Brydon, Mr. a Scotch farmer,
celebrated for converting un-
healthy grounds into valuable
pastures, 43.

Buckingham, Marquis of, presents
2000 copies of the New Test,
to the French emigrants, 249.

Butler, Lady Eleanor, and Mist
Ponsonby, introduced by Mad.
Genlis into a novel, C43.

Butter, consumption of, in Lon-
don, 269.

Calculi, urinary, obs. on, 48.
Calcutta, object of the college

founded there by Marquis Wei-

lesley, 422.
Colder, Sir Robert, generous b«-

h avian

haviour of Lord Nelson to-
wards, 303.
Calvin, John, his scandalous con-
duct in the case of Servctuf,

274' &c"' , .

Cambridge, University or, rejected

Sir Laac Newton as qne of its

representatives in Parliament,

4°°- . ' r •

Carbon, on the quantity of, in

carbonic acid, 154.

Carnatic, Nabob of, behaviour 6t

the East India Company, to,

424- , . .

Came, Mr. on a tin-mine, ice.

Carter, Mrs. Elizabeth, particu-
lars of her lite and writings,

Chapone, Mrs. her metaphysical
disputes with Mrs.Carter, 442,
Her account of the Abbe Ray-

, nal, 247.

Charles I. remarks by Mr. Fox
on the execution of, 194.

Cbemos, his speech to the gods of
the idolators versified, 255.

Chops, and Shops, anecdote of a
confused pronunciation of those
words, 24.

Churches, principal, of Paris, ac-
count of, and of their style of
architecture, 48 c, et seq.

Clarissa. See Rk bards en.

Clergy, of France, the returned
emigrants of, their ungrateful
conduct towards England, 13.3.
Bounteously treated in this
country, Z49.

1 . —, parochial, difference be-
tween the English and the
Scotch, 414.

Coffee .observations on, as an article
of trade from the British West
Indies, 346.

Colours, rings of, between two
object-glasses, experiments on,

Comets, observations on, 160.
Commerce, internal, of France,

Corn, said to be ripened by fr03t,

Corneille, the great French trage-
dian, various observations on hi5
works; 523, &c.

Cottage-garden, poetically de-
scribed, 99.

.Crabs, natural history of those
animals, 476.

Crustacea, various particulars re-
lative to that class of animals,

Dead-Sea, analysis of the water*
of, 155.

Debt, See Imprisonment.

De-Wit, tribute to his memory,
by Mr. Fox, 196.

Diamond, on the nature of, 154.

Dirom, General, plan of lime-
kilns, 39.

Don, Mr. on the indigenous
grasses of Britain, 41.

Dram drinkirg, its origin, 16S-

Drama, tragic observations on a*
connected with the writings of
Corneille, 523, &c. State of, im
Europe, in the 17th century,

Drummond, Mr. on the natural
history of the herring, 35.

Dumouriem,General, kindly treat-
ed by Lord Nelson, at Ham-
burgh, 301.

Duncan, Dr. on the diseases of
sheep, 43.

Dunmow, account of, and of its
custom tespeccing the flitch of
bacon, 420.

Edinburgh, said to be a more
cleanly city than formerly, no.
Its public establishments, III.

Emigrants of France, munificently
succoured in England, 249.
See Clergy.

Entcmostraca, a class of crustace-
ous animals, described, 471. Itt
several species, 472, el seq.

Ersiine, Mr. characterized as an
orator by a foreigner, Sic. 32.-

Establishments, religious, good re-
marks on, 283 — 285.

Evangelical Preaching, remarks
on, 327—330.

Eudiometer, account of a new one,

Evening, approach of, poetically
described, 21.0.

Euler, on the binomial theorem,
compared with Professor Ro-
bertson, 135, &c.

Exclusion bill, Mr. Fox's remarks *
on, 197.


Fairy-Kings, memoir on, 150.

Fanaticism, in Scotland, anecdotes
of its still operative spirit, 21.

Fever, question discussed respect-
ing the inflammation of the
brain in that disease, 385. The
practice of bleeding investi
gated, 387.

Fiefs, origin of, 514..

Fhddtn, battle of, the foundation
of Mr. Scott's tale of Mar-
mion, 1. Extract from an old
ballad — account of, 4:9.

Food, liquid and solid, considered
in their effects on health, 19J,

Foote, Capt. his statement re-
specting the Neapolitan capi-
tulation, broken by Lord Nel-
son, 308—311,

Fortifications recommended, and
censured, for the defence of
this island, 78 — 82.

Fox, Mr. eulogy on, 185. His
rules and principles as an histo-
rian, with extracts from his his-
tory of James II. 188—200.

France, statement of its piesent
population, and revenue, &c.

—, impression on an iLnglisn.

traveller, when first entering

that country, 2 %2.
—, modern, origin of, from

the antient empire of the

Franks, 516.

Franks, who invaded Gaul in the
fifth century, account of, c;r3.
Frost, ids influence on ripening
, corn, 38.

Gazetteers. See Topography.

Gelimer, King of the Vandals, his
conduct and situation after his
defeat, represented in a romanc e,
by Madame Gen/is, 466.

Genevieve, St. new church of,
at Paris, 491.

Gentleman, that term defined by a
foreign writer, 33.

German Courts, stiff etiquette of,
humorously described, 235.

Germany, splendid xra of, and
great power of its emperors,
temp. Henry I. —Henry III.

Gibbon, Mr, laughable .ftory of,

Gout, farther discussion of the
new cooling system in treating
that disease, \hg—393

Grasses, fittest for culture in Scot-
land, essays on, 39. 41.

Gregory VII. successful efforts of
the worldly ambition of that
pontiff, 5 i8>


Hay, Mr on the improvement of

a moor, 39.

Heath, and moors, account of the
improvement of, 39.

Hernia, remarks concerning, jr.

Herring, particulars relative to the
natural history of, and to the
Scotch hcrring-fisheiy, 35

Hertchell, Dr. on the coloured
rings between two object-
glasses, 156. On the planet
Vena, and on a comet, 163.

Highland-farmer proper objecta
of his attention, 44

History, remarks on the study of

N «1 H«h

Holland, Lord, his prefatory ac-
count of Mr. Fox's historical
work, 189.

Home, Mr. on the stomachs of
different animals, 151.

Knight, Mr- on the economy of
bees, 15s.

Jamaica, comparat i ve produce and
importance of that island, 345.
The independent spirit and love
of liberty of the inhabitants
of, 349. Statistical particulars
relative to. 353—357.

Jervis, Sir John. See St. Vin'

Jesus, the character of, considered
as perfectly original, 409.

Imprisonment for debt, regulations
concerning, in the new French
code, 455.

India, the question of sending
Missionaries to, amply dis-
cussed, 314—320. Difference
between the college founded at
Calcutta by Lord Wellesley,
and the company's College at
Hertford, 423.

Inheritance, law of, among the
Jews, Greeks, Romans, and
Britons, 450, 45 (. Argu-
ments and provisions respect-
ing, in the Code Napoleon,

45'—454- , . ,
Institution, Royal, poetically sa-
tirized, 98.
Invasion of Great Britain, re-
marks on, 72— 84.
John, I. chap. v. 7. view of the
controversy on that passage,


Jordan, analysis of the waters
of, 155«

Joshua, his speech to the Israel-,
ites versified, 255.

Irrigation, memoirs on, 41, 42.

Judges, remarks on the num-
bers of, in a court of judica-
ture, 86.

Jury, trial by, arguments relative
to, 88.

Ladies, English, accused of Face-
painting, 31. ,

Lady, verses to one, at Bath,
2 11.

Law, proceedings of, various
reforms in, discussed, 85 — 93.

Legends, metrical, extracts from,

L'Estrange, Sir Roger, anecdotes
of, 71.

Liberty, temperate remarks on,

Lime-kilns, plan of, 39

Limtricl, treaty of, remarks on the

articles of, 202.
Lincolnshire, situation and division;

of that county, 394.
Lithotomy,obs. relativeto,52—53.
Liturgy, of the Englifh church,

historical particulars rel. to.331.
Log for ascertaining a ship'* rate,

description of a new one, 65.
Lloyd, General, his sentiments on

invasion attacked and defended,


Louis XIV. obs. on his character
by Mrs. Ghapone, 241.

Lyndsay, Sir David, account of,
and of his works, 114—124.

Lynn, Mr. his practice in popliteal
aneurism, 51. In lithotomy,



Macartney, Earl of, particulars of
his conduct as Envoy at St.
Petersburg, 540—343.

Mack, General, Lord Nelson's
opinion of, 296, 305.

Malacostraca, a class ot crustace-
ous animals, described, with its
several species, 476—483.

Malthus, Mr. strictures on bis sys-

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