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The Shriek of Prometheus, 608.

Rouge et Noir, 315.
Song by C. W. 614.

Russel, Lord John, 159.
The Cuckoo's a Bonnie Bird, 618. Russian poetry, 316-literature, 445, 566

The Pedlar's Ballad, 619.

-language, 651.

Count Julius, a Dramatic Sketch, 622. Russia, Hints of a Traveller in, 651.

Legal Lyrics, 633.

Stanzas to the Memory of Emma Ful.

ler, 634.

Schill, Major, 509.

Horace's Ode to the Bandusian Fount, Schlegel, New Journal by, 100.
by C. A. Elton, 635.

Schoolmasters, 495_letter from one, 496.
Song of the Parguinotes, 641.

Schukovsky, a Russian poet, 445.
The Dying Soldier, 642.

Scots' Songs, 147.

Politics, difficulty of, 153_uncertainty of, Scott, Sir W. 93, 99-his Lady of the

154 - state of, 157.

Lake, German translations of, 221.

Pope, Lord Byron's Letter on, 593_his Sculptors: Sergel, 333- Büstrom, 334-

Character as a poet, 606.

Thorvaldsen, 444— Tenerani, 566- Al-

Portuguese Theatre, 286--authors, 287, beris, 684–Sola, 684.

Sense, People of, 368.
Printing press, improved one, 566. Sergel, Swedish sculptor, memoir of, 333.
Public Events, Monthly Register of, 101 Shelley, Mr. his new Tragedy, 68—his

-France, 101_Germany and Naples, Prometheus, 370.
101_Spain ; United States ; St. Do- Simplon, the, 403.
mingo; Turkey, 102–Domestic News; Sketches on the Road, 395.
addresses to the Queen, 103-executions Singular character, 221.
for forgery, 104-Cobbett; Accum, 105 Sion, in Switzerland, 401.
-address of the Allied Sovereigns at Soane's, Mr. Museum, 431.
Troppau; proclamation of the Regent at Socrates, 246.
Naples, 223_opening of Parliament, Solitude, perfect, what, 385.
224-accidents, &c. 225-Austrian and Southey, Mr. his History of the Quakers,
Neapolitan contest; and motion in Par. 68_his Vision of Judgement, 428_on
liament respecting it, 452—the King's his Histories of Religious Sects, 637.
intended visit to Ireland ; Catholic Ques- Spectre-horseman of Soutra, 615.
tion, &c. 453 --- insurrection of the Stanhope, the late Lo 43.
Greeks; massacre at Manilla, &c. 571 Stockholm, Fine Arts at, 445.
-debates in Parliament, 572_disturb- Stralsund, 512-defeat of the Prussians
ances in Spain ; purposed return of the and death of Schill at, 512.
King of Portugal, 686—revolution in Swiss, character of, 143.

Greece; Paris; Domestic News, &c. 687.
Pulpit Oratory, No. I. Introduction, the

Rev. Robert Hall, 182—No. II. the Table-Talk, No. VI. On the Look of a
Rev. John Liefchild, 306.

Gentleman, 39—No.VII. On reading Old
Books, 128-No.VIII. On Personal Cha-

racter, 281-No. IX. On People of Sense,
Quadrille, 162.

368-No. X. On Antiquity, 527.

Quarterly Review, 71.

Tachydidaxy, 336.

Musical Review, charge against, Tenerani, 566.

refuted, 117.

Tentyra, Temple of, 90.

Queen's conduct, 160.

Teutonic nations, character of, 144.

Thebes, ruins of, 90.


the Statue of, 245.

Radicals, 151.

Tasso, Paintings from his Life, 337-in-

Rance, Bouthillier de, the founder of La edited Letters of, 685.

Trappe, 139.

Tête-à-tête, difficulty of, 498.

Reed, Dr. on Hypochondriasis, 431. Theological controversies, 368.
Refectory at La Trappe, 136.

Thorvaldsen, 444.

Reformers, modern school of, 371.

Time, Observations on, 530.

Religion, its fervency in Wesley, White. Times, Signs of the, 153.

field, &c. 639, 640.

Time's Telescope, 210.

Rossini, his new opera, Maometto Secondo, Tischbein's Illustrations of Homer, 275.

276—some account of, 279.

Town Conversation, No. I. 66_No. Il.

Royal Academy, 99.

206_No. III. 311-No. IV. 426.

Society, 101.

Traditional Literature, No. II. 26-No.

of Literature, 73.

III. 166-No. IV. 255_No. V. 389

Roué, a Letter from, 413.

No. VI. 615.

The Lion's head.


Town Conversation, No. I.

Barry Cornwall's Tragedy..


Lord Byron's New Tragedy


New-year's Eve, by Elia....


Mr. Shelley.....


The Spirite of the Lampe...


Mr. Southey....


The Travels and Opinions of

Horace Walpole


Edgeworth Benson, Bent. No. I.

Cockney Writers


Venice: its external Appearance;

The Quarterly Review,


its Justification of its Poetical

Projected Royal Society of Lite-

Character; Sketches of its



People and Manners; a Coun-

The Mohocks...

tess's Account of past Times ;

Miller Redivivus, No. I.

its Paintings and Painters; His-

Mrs. Rose Grob .


torical Glory; Maria Louisa; The Apotheosis of Homer :

Lord Byron...





The Drama, No. XII.


Belzoni's Travels in Egypt

Richard Faulder of Allanbay,


with Ballads....

The Earthquake-A Tale .



Mazeppa, on Riding, No. I...... 33

Melmoth, by the Author of Bertram 96

The Shirt of the Happy Man, from

Report of Music, No. XI....








On the Look of a Gentleman 39

Monthly Register.

Withered Violets.


The Rainbow .


Foreign News.


Two Sonnets........


Domestic News ......................


Lines written near the Ruins of

Horace's Villa, at Tivoli

48 Commercial Report


Letter from John O'Groats' to the

Agricultural Report


Editor, enclosing Specimens of a Works

preparing for Publication

new Poem....


and lately published, Preferments,

Living AUTHORS, No. IV.

Bankruptcies, Births, Marriages,

Lord Byron

50 Deaths, Meteorological Register,

The Literary Pocket Book..

62 MARKETS, STOCKS, &c. ....108–120

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WE purpose to give, in our ensuing Numbers, a series of papers on the Pulpit Oratory of the present age, chietly as exercised among Protestant Dissenters. We shall most carefully exclude from them all remarks tending to wound the feelings of individuals, and all impertinent criticism on the mere peculiarities of manner. With equal diligence we shall avoid the least indication of an exclusive spirit, or the expression of contempt for the opinions or the prejudices of any class of Christians. We shall treat Pulpit Oratory only as a high and noble art, and shall therefore make no individual the subject of disquisition whom we do not regard as possessing singular capabilities for its exercise.


Our Readers must be anxious to know what answer the Mohocks have made to the charges against them, pretty fully stated in our last Number. We have just received their publication for December,—and candour compels us to give their reply a place in our pages. It is as follows:

It is with sincere pain, that we find the writers in a paltry publication, which is hardly known beyond the limits of Cockaigne, are in the greatest consternation and alarm, lest we should fall upon them. We beg to assure them, that we have no such intention; and if they will only have the condescension to send us their names,-for, celebrated as they are among themselves, THEY ARE QUITE UNKNOWN HERE,—we shall take care not to admit into our pages any thing that might lessen their insignificance.

And this is all they have to say? Yet “ silent contempt” does not become those who have been so noisy in scandal. Contempt on compulsion too! Scorn in a cold sweat ! Disdain running off !—But their answer, it must be confessed, is decisive ;-it sets the matter at rest: it proves their guilt and their chastisement. There is no more to be said on the subject. We deduced their absolute and thorough baseness from facts, which were plainly stated, with names, dates, and circumstances. We charged them with malice, systematic falsehood, and sordid treachery: we impanelled our evidence, and submitted our proof. To all this the above is their answer! While hand-bills are placarding Edinburgh with their shame, and an action is brought against them by a Professor of the University for an offence originating in our exposure of their conduct,-their reply is, that we are unknown in their neighbourhood! Reader, such are the individuals we have had in hand: was it not necessary to lay on pretty hard ? — They are now down, and silent, like the patient man on his dunghill, like him, amazed, confounded, and sore,—but not sustained in their affliction as he was. We have no wish, however, to pursue farther, in their humiliation, these late insolent laughter-raisers, who made a common joke of common honesty, and terrified people, far and near, by their barbarous defiance of decency and truth. We have laid that unquiet fiend of mischief: exorcized the spirit of blackguardism. Their Number just received would be unobjectionable, were it not dull. But allowances must be made for persons trying, for the first time in their lives, and in a fright too, to behave like gentlemen :

:-we are inclined to applaud even uncouth efforts at improvement. Not having been actuated by vindictive motives, we are now willing to put up the instrument of justice, and inflict no more stripes—that is to say, provided they keep to their

good behaviour. They must not continue to drag forth real names, without authority, and contrary to all honourable precedent:should they persevere in this improper practice, let them look well to their own, and to those of others suspected of being in close connection with them. Irony may be permitted them,—but not forgeries and fabrications, intended to justify their own crimes, by sacrificing the interests and character of the guiltless. We give them notice, that this must not be done by them for the future,-or else They may continue to be hypocritical and venal in religion and politics ; but they must not be slanderous in their attacks on persons who are honest in both,- or else

They may be satirical on public pretensions, (including our own, if they please,) but they must not assassinate private character,—or else .: nor must they traduce, by unmeaning epithets, talents which they cannot equal,-or else

Nor are they at liberty to cry Cockney, for the future, but on the principles laid down by us in an article, written expressly for their benefit (vide page 69 of our present Number). We now, then, take, we hope, a final leave of the Mohocks, having read them a lesson which, we trust, they will remember, and be the better for. It will be their own fault if we take them up again severely,—for we really feel very well disposed to leave the question on its present footing. If they are satisfied, so are Indeed it would be but prudent in their friends,

,--some of whom might themselves chance to get hurt, were the fray to recommence,—to persevere in the laudable advice which we know they have lately urged on the vanquished, to eat their leek in silence. It is not that we are invincible in power, but that the facts against them are of incontrovertible infamy.—And now we only ask, as a trifling trophy of so signal a victory, that our good friends of Edinburgh will not permit the term Mohock to sink into disuse: it has been well applied, and done some service-but let that pass: we ask no monument of brass or stone on Calton-hill,—we only ask that in the Canongate, and the Cowgate, and the Grass-market, as well as in those upstart streets of the New Town, with whose names we are not so familiar,—the children may be heard perpetuating a title, which we have revived, to quell a nuisance, quite as coarse and mischievous as that combination of blackguards, against whom it was at first used by our honoured predecessors in periodical literature.


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This being the very moment for furnishing the libraries of our younger friends, we cannot have a fitter opportunity of recalling the sweeping accusation against Messrs. Harris and Son, as publishers of Children's Books, which found its way into a late article on the Literature of the Nursery. We there specified certain silly and gaudy compositions, which we thought, and think, very objectionable: but we ought not to have allowed these, which do not go beyond three or four in number, to outweigh in our estimation the great bulk of the works for juvenile readers, presented to them by Messrs. Harris and Son, which are of a nature not merely unobjectionable, but all that parental solicitude and affection could desire, to afford assistance in that most arduous and important task of founding deep in the good education of the child, the character of a good man or woman in future life.—Booksellers are obliged to be prepared to meet the demands of their customers : hence, it is not so much their own judgment, as the taste of the public, that must regulate their stock. But we must say that, judging by the books contained in the list of Messrs. Harris and Son, they have certainly evinced a most laudable desire to enlist talent in the useful labour of preparing mental food for the young, calculated to strengthen their moral constitution, at the same time that devices for pleasing their palates have not been neglected. We particularly recommend the works from the pen of Mrs. Hoffland, as calculated to excite, and accustom to practise, the tender feelings of the breast. Mrs. Blackford's Esk-dale Herd Boy is a very superior work, and we have read it ourselves with much interest. True Stories from modern and ancient history, deserve a

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