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INDEX.

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B.

C.

Animal Magnetism,
Crichton,

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Characteristics of Women,
Dissertation on the subject of a Congress of Nations,
Discourses on the Evidences of the American Indians be-
ing the Descendants of the lost tribes of Israel,
Discourse on the Character of the late Chester Averill,
Erato-No. 3,

Ernest Maltravers,
Fielding, or Society-Atticus, or the Retired Statesman-
and St. Lawrence,

Gleanings in Europe,

History of the English Language and Literature,
Letters of Lucius M. Piso, .

Live and Let Live,

Letters descriptive of the Virginia Springs

PAGE. 121

246

349

362 and 424

457

539

Motherwell's Poems,
Memoirs, Correspondence, and Manuscripts of General

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379

505

Poems; by William Thompson Bacon,

Poems, written during the progress of the Abolition Question in the United States, between the years 1830 and 1839.

374

85

397

79

82

94

94

587

193

584

488

391

577

302

395

399

177

Lafayette,

29.1

Mr. Barnard's Discourse before the New-York Alpha of the Society Phi Beta Kappa,

396

387

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Loss of the Home,

On the late Triumph,

A Woful Madrigal,

Rose and Violet,

Re-charter of the Bank,
Republicanism,

Platonic,

A Dream,

Sonnet to

To Miss C. E****,

Thy Love,

Lament of Josephine,

Stanzas "Dark are thy forests, Sullivan; but yet,"

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Socrates in Boston, .
Summer Rain,

INDEX.

Usury Laws,

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Vanderlyn,

The Times, .

The Happiness of Nature,

The Premier's Story,
The Innoce Avenger,
The Prince's Probation,
The Gold Hunter,

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No. 2.-Palais de Justice,

No. 3.-Hamlet at the Theatre Français,

No. 4.-The Children's Theatres,

No. 5.-The Italian Opera,

No. 6.-Chamber of Deputies,

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