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CURIOUS ARTICLES

FROM THE

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE.

IN FOUR VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

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L ANCIENT AND MODERN LITERATURE, CRITICISM, AND
PHILOLOGY.
II. PHILOSOPHY AND NATURAL HISTORY.

SECOND EDITION.

LONDON:

MINTED FOR LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN, PATER-
NOSTER-ROW; AND MUNDAY AND SLATTER, OXFORD.

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XIIT. The Proverb—At Latter-Lammas—explained - 68

XIV. On the Propriety of language in the Lord's

Prayer - - - 70

XV. The Author of the Whole Duty of Man - 80

XVI. Sir Isaac Newton on the Ancient Year - 82

XVII. Classic Authors perverted - 87

XVIII. Obscure Phrases explained ... - $t

XIX. Critical Explanations of the word Earing - 89

XX. Biblical Difficulty obviated 93

XXI. Ancient and Fabulous History not always alle-

gorical ----- 94,

XXII. Virgil illustrated 97

XXIII. Comment on the old play of Albumazar - 98

XXIV. A Passage in Juvenal explained - - 102

XXV. Criticism on a Passage in Vibgil - - 104

XXVI. Critical Remarks on Horace - - 106

XXVII. Critique on a Passage in Paradise Lost - 107

XXVIII. Chaucer's Description of the Sleep of Plants - 110

XXIX. Critique on a Passage in Horace - 112

XXX. Observations on an obsolete Latin word - 113 1

XXXI. A Passage in Virgil explained - - 115

XXXII. A brief account of the various Translations of

the Bible into English - - - 116

XXXIII. Account of the Translators of the Bible - 120

XXXIV. A Passage in Cicebo De Senectute corrected

from a MS. - - - - 124

XXXV. The pretended power of Witchcraft over the

winds - - - - 126

XXXVI. A Passage in P. Mela considered - - 131

XXXVII. Critical Remarks on a Passage in Shakespeare's

Othello - . - -134

XXXVIII. On the Conversion of St. Paul " - - 137

XXXIX. On the Ellipsis - - - - 140

XL Origin of some common Phrases - - 142

XLl. Derivation of the phrase—to Run a Muck - 143

XLII. Origin of the word Assassin - - 140

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