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PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY HENRY SMITH, ST. ANN'S-SQUARE.

1822.

ILLUSTRATIVE ENGRAVINGS.

Unicorn's HEAD, 29.—Tread-Mill, 225.—Plan of Peverel's Castle, 233.—THE MERMAID, 285.

173.

A, the article 120.

| Brevity, observations on 82. | Crusoe, anecdote of Robinson 197 Father, lines to the profile of a 228,
Abbey, Fonthill 349.
Brewing, improvement in 64.
Cuffe, speech of Mr. 4

Felicity, definition of 365
Abel, anecdote of 229.
Bride, the Tartar's 298.
Curiosity, fatal 106

Filtering, methods of 132
Acid, oxalic 324, 336.
Brown, anecdote of 287.
Curiosities, culinary 214

Fire, eaters of 247
Actor, the assassin 168.
Bunce Jack, letter of 16.
Curtois, anecdote of J. 111

Fire-Shield, invention of a 5
Addison, letter of Mr. 269.

- - Reply to 24.
Customs, Spanish 324

Fitzwilliam, family of 4
Adelgitha 252.
Burke, Edmund, character of 21. Daffodils, lines to 68

Fletcher, anecdote of Rev. J. W.311
Adersbach, the labyrinth of 250.

- anecdote of 44. Dancing, Chinese view of 4, 151 Flute-player, the one handed, 294..
Adieu, the 380.
Burns, statue of 107.

Fenelon on 164

Fontaine, anecdote of La 149
Adventures 261, 292, 353.
Byron Lord, epigram on 44.
Dandyism, on 380

Foscari, the 17
Advertisement, singular 188. Cain, Lord Byron's 25.

Dangers, chemical 243

Fossils, skeleton 384
Affection, the test of 62.
Cairo, customs at 402.
Darby and Joan, 357

Fragment, American 4
Africa, travels in 352.

Caledonians, customs of the 317. Daughter, Lord Byron to his 116– Franklin, Dr. 93
Agabus, lines to 292.
Candidate, a candid 20.

Advice to a 332

Frederick the great, anecdote of 280 .
Age, the Augustan 209, 218, 226, Candles and ghosts 223.

Death, lines on 52, 383

Friend, Lucy's lament for her 109-
234, 242, 250, 258, 265.-No. I.] Canova, Hebe of 252-Life of 323. Deliverance, providential 332

lines to a 140
331. No. II. 345. No. III. 369 Caps, lady's night 368.

Despatch, legal 52

Friends, the meeting of two 165
Aikman, W. sketch of 18.
Cards, origin of 197.
Despotism 65

Friendship 113
Alba, Duke of 293.
Carriage, steam 13.
Detraction 387

Frog, usefulness of the 148
Algiers, storming of 84.
Casimir, anecdote of 111.
Devil-Sticker, the 287

Fry, Biography of Mrs. 57
Alliteration, specimen of 155. Case, a hard 163

Diary, every number.

Fuller, character of Mr. 195
Ambassador, an English 184—a rea Catechism, hints for a 191.

Dibdin, monument to Charles 347 Funeral, the Soldier's 114
dy 325.
Cathedral, Rouen 278.

Dictionaries, anecdotes of 251, 252 Galway, mayors of 220
Amusements of the studious 2. Cats, 67, 205, 245

Dinner, modern Greek 349

Garden, botanical 152, 160, 166,
Analecta literaria 297.
Care, ancient 45

Diogenes, anecdote of 365
Angling 277.
Character, on strength of 346 Dionysius, anecdote of 253

Garrick, anecdote of 51
Anneslie, the bogle of 207.
Charades, &c. 5, 13, 21, 29, 37, Disappointment, the 12, 36

Gas, from coal tar, to make 87—
Antichrist 341.
45, 53, 67, 75, 83, 93, 99, 107, Discontent, sonnet on 44

Hydrogen 8
Antiq. Jeremy 40—replies to 48, 56 115, 123, 131, 139, 147, 155, Discovery, Russian voyage of 248 Gascon, the farmer's wife and the
Antiquities 99, 156, 340, 365. 163, 171, 187, 195, 203, 213, Disquisitions, curious 93

140.
Antoninus, letter of 21.
221, 291, 307, 317, 325, 333, Dodd, anecdote of Dr. 229

Genius, 47, 49, 129–Criticism and
Apology, a poet's 380.

341, 349, 357, 363, 381
Dogs, on 362

377.
Appearances, supernatural 302, 342. Charles, anecdote of king 36 Dragon, a Sussex 324

Gilding, factitious 91
Apple tree, wassailing the 365. Charms, love 166

Drama, 8, 16, 24, 32, 37, 45, 53, | Girls, clever 109.
Arithmetic, new rules in 370. Cheese, epigram on Miss 4

64, 72, 80, 88, 93, 104, 108, | Glass 213, 336
Artist, the automaton 60.
Child, sonnet to a 292

120, 125, 132, 144, 152, 216, Glenshee, Kate of 186
Arts, the fine 106, 108, 170, 199, Chivalry, the days of 317

261, 280,-letter on the 104 Gold-Coin, ode to an Indian 196
205, 347, 355, 373.
Christians, conduct of 179
Dreaming, letter on, 232

Gough, lines on Mr. 28
Astronomy, letters on 40, 48, 56. | Chronicle, the rural 151

Drowned, to recover the 183 Gout, cure for the 164
-Queries in 156, 176.

Chronology, patriarchal 65, 136 Drunkenness, on habitual 365 Grammar School, the 5, 288, 296,,
Auction, the first book 140.
Church-yard, sonnet on a 36

Duckworth, anecdote of Sir J. 4 304
Avarice, anecdote of 59.
Cinderella, origin of 203
Duels, 8, 97, 111, 348.

Grammar, remarks on Cobbett's.
Avenger, the uncalled 264.
Civilization, proof of 99
Dugong, account of the 44

343, 352, 360
Bachelor, description of a 27. Clarke, Dr. E. D. life of 66

Duke, hunting a 173

Grasshopper, sign of the 96, 112
Ball, Preston guild and fancy 261. Cloth, to make incombustible 165 Dwarfs, a marriage of 148

Gratitude, an ode 84
Banker, the milk-maid and 132. Club, the 11, 26, 43, 58, 74, 90, Edinburgh, Royal Society of 283 Grave, my brother's 260
Barmouth, lines written at 292. 105, 121, 137, 153, 169, 185, Education, on 23, 192

Greece, slavery of 244
Barometer, a simple 220, 280. 201, 217, 236, 253, 265, 282, Eggs, very old 164

Green, Handel and Dr. 197
Barristers 71.

297, 314, 329, 345, 361, 379
Elephants, anecdotes of 165

Greenland, Scoresby's voyage to 283 ;
Basil, clock of 36.
-Letters on the 55, 64, 72, 79, Eliza, Sonnet to 68

Guillotine, execution by the 165
Bathing, 173, 205, 221,

80, 96.
Eloquence, on 50

Half-Hangit, the 273
Beer, bran 59.
Coats, the two 159
Emery, life of Mr. 219

Halifax, Marquis of 219
Bell, the diving 215,

Colbert, the french minister 93 Engines, steam 60, 155, 189, 310, Handel, anecdote of 285 .
Bells, letters on St. Ann's 5, 48.' College, trinity 118

Englishmen, eminent 302

Harvest Home 365
Belfry, the man in the 206.
Colours, philosophical remarks on, Enigmas, sec charades

Hay-making 212
Berri, Duchess de 36.

88, 103, 112, 119, 136, 161, Epigrams, 4, 20, 36, 164, 201, 252 Head, advantages of having no 239
Bible, reading the 124.

176, 192.
Epistle, poetic 371

Heart's-ease 132
Biography, singular 338, 370, Comet, new 352

Epitaphs 132, 284

Heart, a lover to his 60--the lonely
Birds, utility of 291.
Comfort, lines on domestic 44 Erin, sorrows of 84

140
Birth-day, children's offering on a 172 Concert, the philharmonic 381 Errors, legal 305

Heliotrope, the 257
Blackburn, anecdote of Archbp. 3. / Congo and Loango, observations on Establishment, forming an 200 Heraldry, letter on 22
Blind-man's buff, Wilkie's 170. 130, 138, 146, 154, 166, 174, Examination, a critic's course of Herculaneum, destruction of 81
Bonaparte, lines on the death of 60 178, 190, 198.

141, 149

Heroine, chivalrous 211
- the mother of 364, Connoisseurs, a hoax on 196 Executions, Fenelon on 140

Herschell, life of Sir W. 262
Bon-mot, religious 197.
Contest, a singular 288

Exhibitions,tendency of dramatic 211 Hesse, Henry de la 338
Bonnet, the new 69,
Contrast, the 124

Expedition, N, W. land 310, 315 Hill, Halidon 182—Bunker's 333
Boots, old 227.

Cooper, anecdote of Dr. 243 Extravaganza, poctical 332 | History, natural 148, 165, 347,
Boswell, anecdote of Mr. 243. Cornaro, anecdote of L. 349

Eve, Milton's 259

360, 375, 384
Bow-Street, a morning at 143. Cowslip, lines to a 124

Family, the holy 373

Ilistorians 374
Boy, the poor sailor 285.
Craniology, 321, 344, 351, 365. Fare thee well, 204

Holland, manners in 131
Boyce, anecdote of Dr. 196.
Criticism, essay on 1
Fariner, anecdote of Dr. 13

Home, lines to 268
Boydell, anecdote of Ald. 277 Crocodile, capture of a 291

Fashions, 45, 76, 116, 148, 181, Honey-Moon 311
Bravery and humanity 331.

Cromwell, anecdotes of Oliver 359 224, 256, 285, 325, 357. | Hooping Cough, cure for the 100

lonelities, address

Hope, sonnet to 156
Melody, sacred 92

Portrait, lines on a lady's 148 Study 113
Horry, anecdote of Colonel 197 Mermaid, a 215-Likeness 285, 291, Portugal, superstition in 378

Style, on 34
House, Wanstead 162

349, 359
Pour prendre conge 188

Suett, Dickey 284
Housekeeper, the 350
Metaphysics, definition of 341 Press, new printing 362

Sufferers, protestant, 59
Human Life, thread of 244, 316. Metastasio, anecdote of 251

Preston Guild, records of 342

Sugar, antiseptic quality of 303
Husband, lines to my 188
Meteorology 6, 13, 45, 68, 88, 108, Primrose, sonnet to the 92

Saicides, number of 37
Hydrophobia, remedy for 11
141, 160, 189, 213, 232, 315 Prisons 327

Summer, address to 196
Idols, saxon 7

Midnight flit, an impromptu 12 Profile, lipes to a father's 228 Superstition, anecdotes of 45, 277,
Imrie, anecdote of Rev. R. 21 Milman, lines to 36

Profit, to turn misfortune to 188

287, 378
Indiana, extraordinary cave in 50 Mill, the tread 225

Proverbs, Chinese 172, 197

Swedenborg, defence of 200
Indictments, singular 68
Milton, anecdote of 37
Puffing, Irish 68

Sweepers, Chimney 122, 124
Inebriation, letter on 22
Minasi 75, 88, 92, 205, 285, 293, 304 Punishments, disparity of 52

Swindler, a Russian 381
Infant, lines to my 28-epitaph on Mind, absence of 111

Puns 172, 365

Tactics, military 204
an 68
Mistake, the 148, 221
Puzzles, &c. every number

Tale, the outlaw's 70
Integrity, patriotic 229
Monkey, an affectionate 59
Rathbone, liues on M. 20

Talk, Table 162
Islands, account of Shetland 15
Montesquieu, Chesterfield and 251 Rawleigh, Sir W. 227, 374

Talkers 74
Isle of Man, lines on the 93
Montjourdain, beautiful lives by 92 Reading, agreeable 21

Taste 4, 97-Genius and 106
James, anecdotes of King 243, 253
Moon, ode to the harvest 244
Recollections 281

Tattle, table 205
Japan, lady of 332
Moore, death of Sir J. 378
Reflections, evening 172

Tea, analysis of 21-Remarks on 139
Jews, the 172
Morning, verses on 36
Request, the last 268

Teachers, how to please one's 147
Johnson, character of Dr. 203
Musaeid, the 53, 61, 69, 77, 85, 101, Return, the fisherman's 292

Tear, the 36-A 92
Jones, character of R. R. 249

109, 117, 125, 133, 157
Revenge, republican 99

Tell-tale, curing a 325
Jonson, Herrick to Ben 60

Music, essay on 206_Olympicon 164 Reynardson, anecdote of Sir A. 4 Tempers, unsuitableness of 308
June, wanderings in 180

- original, 184
Rhyme and Reason 263

Thalia, lines to 100
Junius, Cobbett's opinion of 124
Masings, midnight 252, 316
Riches, the use of 286

Thoughts, evening 348
Juryman, the intrepid 375
Myra, a portrait of 98

Ring, Mary Q. of Scots' 4.-the 182 | Thunder-storm, lines daring a 164
Justice, Turkish 76-criminal 306
Myself 313
Rolandseck, bermitage of 368

Time, the tbird 139—An ode to 356
Kenilworth, lines on 92
Mythology, the Egyptian 289 Rookery, the 174

Toes, usefulness of the 188
Keppel, anecdote of admiral 132
N, sonnet to 316
Rose, lines to the 28

Tobacco, King James on 144
King, portrait of the 355
Nations, characters of 333
Rose-bud, the 284

To-morrow 364
Kiss, lines to a 132
Negro, verses on a 36
Rouge 155

Town, alterations in the 292
Klaus, legend of Peter 47
Nelson, impromptu on 28

Ruby, effect of heat on the 197 Townsmen, to my 60
Knight, the merry 187–Irish 188
Newcastle, anecdote of D. of 39 Ruffs 333

Trade, antiquity of the slave 333
Lacon, extracts from 111, 123
Nick-names 374

Sabbath, lines on the 220, 340 Traveller, a young 100
Lady, lines to a 60, 84, 100, 204,
Niece lines on a 276
Sagacity, canine 21

Travis, Miss D. 298,
on the death of a 308
Night, a stormy and moovlight 292 Sailor, lines by a 348

Tree, lines to Miss M. 76
Ladybird, lines to the 84
Norman, the 176, 193
Salmon, epigram on Mrs. 4

Trees, laurel and peach 365
Languages, French and English 76

Notices, literary and scientific, every Salter, letters relative to Mr. 120, 136 | Twin, extraordinary 37
Laurentius, anecdote of Dr. 87

number

Sapio, Mr. 127
Law, advantages of going to 108

Umbrellas 365
October, address to 196
Sardanapalus 9

Unicorn, account of the 29
Lawson, the late c. 296, 304
Oddities, limbo of 95

Unseen, the 309
Lead, Chinese sheet 311

Savage, gratitude of a 317
Ode 324
Scene, a state 155

Upsal, opiversity of 287
Leaf, the talipot 287
Olha, a Russian sketch, 279
Scenery, theatrical 149

Vandenhoff, letter of Mr. 152
Learning, magisterial 310

Olympicon, new musical 164
Liberal, the 310

School, Lancasterian 87

Vanity, remarkable traits of 3
One o'clock, lines on 32

Sorapiana 99, 115, 131, 149, 165, 189,
Library, Bonaparte's 311

V. D. M. letter of 32
Life, real 111-anecdote in high 357
Onslow, anecdote of Arthar 37

252, 267, 277, 283, 290, 301, 341, Ventilation, essay on 10
Lightning, singular effects of 197—
Opinion, a medical 293

349, 357, 363, 373, 379

Verses, qnery respecting, 22, 29
artificial 4
Oranges, St. Michael 165, 341
Sect, pew, in America 87

Elegiac 164-Curious 212, 332.
Literature, extracts from curiosities
Orford, anecdotes of Lord 37
Sensibility, sense and 231

Vesuvias, eruption of Mount 347
Orkney, hail storm in 311
of 374, 383

Vision, organs of 119, 161-Singalar

Serenade, the 228
Live, the way to 46
Orrery, action of hydraulic 248 Sermons, court 197

defect of 328
Orthography 341, 362, 369

Serpent, sea 13, 37
London, Henry V, entry into 135

Visit, morning 159_Christmas 305
Londonderry, life of Marquis 238,
Painting, origin of oil 347
Sexton, traveller and the 308

Views, altered 247
lines on 244
Paley, anecdote of Dr. 243

Shade, interviews with a 179, 189 Vinegar, raspberry 195
Palmyra, a poem 172
Shetlanders, superstitious 95

Violet, apostrophe to a 68
Lotteries, earliest 87
Love, definition of 28, 281, 340, 364 |
Paper, electrical experiments on 256 Shipwreck, the 284

Virtue, hymn to 100
Papyri, Sir H. Davy on 248 Shot, a good 155

Volatile, portfolio of 181
Loved-one, verses to a 348
Paradox, Arithmetical 37 293, Short-band--see Stenography

Volcanoes 81, 89, 103, 120, 126
Lovers, the unfortupate 108
Paris, 110-English players ia 229 Sickness, lines in 44

Vow, the 156
Lucy, the lament of 109
Party, the pic-nic 326, 334
Simplicity, republican 293

Waits, origin of 365
M. lines to 268
Passion, party 140
Singers, Lancashire 59

Walk, lines on an evening 44
Machinery, curious 23, 216
Patronage, a poet's 125
Sirach, the history of 126

Waters, Dalton on 144
Madeline, lines to 196
Paule, anecdotes of St. V. de 5 Sleepers, the seven 287

Watty, letter from 301
Maestricht, subterraneous vaults at 343 | Payuter, letter to Mr. 208

Slide, a 111

War, the Peninsular 378
Man, lives on 212—The course of 100 | Peak, Peverel of the 233, 245 Smatterer, mistakes of a 287

Week, the book of a 133
Manchester, apostropbe to 4-A poem Penmanship, contest in 383

Smoke, consuming of 13

Wellington, statue to the Duke of 199
94-Metrical records of 295 People, pleasant and unpleasant 14 Snakes, dancing 7

Wife, reforming a 267~Choice of a
Maycaniepsis, letter of 32
Phantom, the 364
Snoring 358

372
Maria, the fate of 188
Philosophy 90, 335
Snaff-box, singular 288

Wilkie, paintings by 106, 170
Marian, lines to 20-A fragment 158 | Phocion, anecdotes of 142

Soldier, anecdote of a 52

Will, the pleasures of making a 320
Martyr, Milman's Antioch 33, 41 Pig, roast, 257

Songs 4,12, 28, 44,76, 108, 140, 148, Wine, parsnip 172
Mary, lines to 132–Veil of Queen Pindar, ode to, 340

150, 156, 164, 188, 196, 204, 212, Wine and walnuts 190, 194, 202, 210,
178, 199, 318
Pirate, the 3

220, 252, 260.

222, 230, 216, 256, 270, 279.
Mason, the last soppet of 4
Plagiarisms 328
Sorrow, the man of 348

Wisdom 164
Masquerade, Preston guild 268 Play, notice of new 8

Spencer, wealth of Sir John 95 Wisdom and beauty 220
Mathematics 5, 53, 64, 67, 75, 83, 93, | Poetry, every number--paste and 99 Sporting 111

Wish, the poet's 276-A 284-A
99, 107, 115, 123, 131, 139, 147, -reading 59-beauties of English Sports, a cockney's rural 353, 566 Lady's 316, 324-A 340
155, 163, 171, 187, 193, 203, 213, 372, 382

Springs, hot 189

Witchcraft, executions for 139
221, 259, 277, 291, 311, 323, 331, Poison, slow 99—Anecdote of 111- Stael, Madame de 316

Woman, sonnet on 36, 100, 132,
339, 349, 357

Apimal 257

Stenography 260, 272, 280, 288, 293, \ 335-A masculine 136
Mathews, lines to Mr. 212-In Ame- | Poles, origin of barbers' 140 1 296, 303, 312, 336, 352

Women, old 240-Indian 317-med-
rica 328
Politician, a village 167

Stories, sea 18,30,38,54, 62,70,78,86 tal powers of 318
Matrimony, the hopes of 321
Polyhymnia, Montgomery's 150 Strops, razor 176

Worse, something still 124
Mausoleum, the 141
Pompeii, the destruction of 81 Steam-engines 60, 155

Writing, secret 376
Maxims 156
Pons asiporum 170
Steam-frigate, a 189

Wylie, extract from Sir A. 31
Meadows, Chertsey 271
Pontelimar, anecdote of 93
Steam-ship, the first 340

Zaris, specimens from 276
Mecklenburg, superstitions of 376 | Pope, epigram on 20

Stopes, meteoric 329

Zion, songs of 310

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Flowers of Poetry and Elegant Literature, of anonymous critics--and their deficiency in which delight by their beauty, and improve by system, exemplification, and becoming defer

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Quarterly Inquisitors, a lamentable ignorance attention.We present it without any parade

to enrich our work, occasionally, with sketches of of human nature, and an arbitrary assumpof invidious distinction, or of prospective supe

the lives of our respected and departed Towns- tion in judgement and decision, that are pitiable riority ; resting its sole claim for support, on menwho, by their talent, their integrity, their and unjustifiable; as well, as an evasive unsa

tisfactory criticism, that is frequently producour determination

persevering assiduity, and their laudable enterto enrich it from every or

tive of effects contrary to those contemplated dinary source of valuable information and ra-prise, have acquired honorable distinction, and

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are now remembered as benefactors to society in That our critics betray a lamentable igno. 'ence in obtaining original Literary and Sci- general ;---to hold up such as a real benefit to rance of human nature' will readily appear entific communications,-to pledge ourselves the place of their exertions, and as examples from their descriptions of, and distinctions befor its RESPECTABILITY and PERMANENCY,-worthy the imitation of the rising generation,

tween, the style and tendency of works under

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a composition is classical, elegant,' fascijunction with our means and energies, shall be ticated articles of this description, we shall

nating,' &c. all of which are flattering, and incessantly directed towards the perfection of feel most grateful.

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Taste and MORAL FEELING are frequently

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general, the exercise of individual judgement being derogatory from social, domestic, and expect, frequently to exhibit such specimens of was discontinued ; or rather, gratuitously re- | individual, rectitude and happiness ! Now, if the taste, talent, and ingenuity of our fair linquished in favour of a few periodical writers, we inquire into the human mind, we shall, townswomen, as cannot fail to excite a happy

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tion of their own opinion, appear to be their confide in it's own energy. minds.

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