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PREFACE.

not exclusively on either side of a question. This should teach us to moderate the asperities of censure against others, who may have taken views of the same subject different from our own, and lead us to examine with caution, those opinions which offer themselves to us without a correspondent degree of evidence.

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INDEX TO VOLUME III.

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COL. ABILITIES, Natural or Acquired, Replies Cain, Punishment and Mark of, ....... 702 to a Query on, 846, 926, 1091 Caloric,

436, 528, 726, 791, 1137 Adages by Oliver Cromwell, 332 Canibalism in New Zealand,

27 Adam's Fall, Replies to a Query on, 828, Caroline, Queen, Death and Funeral of, 865 931, 933 Catholic Emancipation,

560 Adulterated Flour, to detect,

389

- Claims, Reflections on the, 720 Alfred the Great, 928 | Caution--Catholic Emancipation,

348 André, Major, Narrative of the death of, 1169 Caxton Printing Oflice, Destruction of the, 243 -Interment of the Remains of, 1236 Chalmers' Discourses, reviewed,

562 Anecdotes, 20, 77, 217, 242, 257, 331,

Sermons, Extract from,

902 332, 416, 560, 605, 976 Chenrical Essays, . 436,528, 726, 971, 1137 Anger, Remarks on, 812, 823 Chilblains, to cure and present,

1097 Animal Sociability, 559 Children, on the Treatment of,

317 Antiquities, Essay on the Study of, .... 700 China, Christianity in,

117 Aretino, Leonardo, Memoirs of, 275, 302,

-Poor in,

325

123 419, 496, 627,685, 888, 1046, 1084, 1173 Chinese Vassalage, Atheism' an Absardity,

912 Christian Biographical Dictionary, reAtonement, on the,

448, 622
viewed,

386 Authors and Books, Observations on, 715 Christophe, Character of,

745 Awful Occurrence,. 215 Cock-fighting,..

172
Coincidences-Sneezing—the Trinity, 32
B.
Collins, Ode to the Genius of,

442 Bahama and Bermuda, Inquiries respect- Comets, Observations on,

739 ing,

863 Commercial Reports, 102, 197, 295,487, Benefit derived from Learning, the Arts,

583, 680, 776, 871, 967, 1063, 1159 &c.

546 500 Compressibility of Water, Benevolent Institutions, 658, 1053 Colours, Observations on,

750 Bethel Union and Seaman's Friend Soci- Conjunctions of Saturn and Jupiter, 561, 1014 ety,

1054 Conscience, Replies to Queries on, 167, 171 Bible Society,

,578, 1053, 1058 Conversations on English Grammar, reBiblical Column, or Sacred Pillar, 998

viewed, . Birds' Nests, edible,

21 Cordwainers, Reply to a Query on,.... 1203 Blacow's Discourse, reviewed,

93 Coronation of His Majesty George IV. .. 765 -Sentence for a Libel,

1159
Ode on the,

806 Bonaparte, Death of,..

774 | Cottage of Pella, by J. Holland, reviewed, 668 Boston, an Account of, by Thomson, re- Cows, Advantages of Cottagers keeping, 129 viewed, 948 Cruelties practised in India,

49 Book, Extract from an old,..

881 Botolph, Account of the Parish Church

D. of St.

552 Botanical Information, a Request for,

939 989 Dancing condemned, Bowles, Rev. W. Lisle, Sonnets of, 917

defended,

1189 Breaches of Tender Engagements,

895 464 Defectibility of the Human Mind, Brutes, on the Intellectual Faculties of, 308 Deism, the Folly of,

232 Burying in Churches, Reply to a Query

Reflections on,

618 on, .....

414 Departed Spirits, Reply to a Query on,.. 988 Byron, Lord, on the Genius and Writings Devotion not to be constrained,

258 of, ....

254, 978 Discourses by Buckworth, reviewed, 381 Vindication of, 810,1016, 1113, 1115

by Chalmers,

562 Don Juan,

945 Division of the Earth, Answers to a Query - Beneficence of,

1021

on the,

...... 383

do.......

977, 1073

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Dreams, Letter to Mr. Baxter on,...... 835 Help in 'Time of Need, by Bryant, re-

Dry Rot, Answer to a Query on the, 1201

viewed,

180

Henpecked Husband,

734
E.

Hervey, Rev.James, Account of, .. 926, 996
Hindoo Superstition,

911
Education,

269, 550 History, Observations on the Study of, . 592

Strictures on Carlisle's New Huahine, Report of the Mission at, 731

System of,.....

877

-Letters from,

1125

Edward and Matilda, a Poem,

238 Human Knowledge, on the Origin and

Edwin and Mary,

1025 Nature of, ...... 665, 814, 1043, 1143

Edwin's Grave, a Monody,

356 Hunt, Mr. Leigh, the Poetry of, 606, 695,
Egyptian Tomb,
740

970, 1068
Envious Man, Observations on the,. 1113 Husbands, a Word of Advice to, . 904
Envy and Candour, a Dialogue,.. 14 Hydrophobia, Reply to a Query on, ... 1203
Epictetus, Manual of,

942
Epitaphs, ..... 238, 634, 650, 910, 1013

I and J.

Epsom Salts, on the proper Use of, re-

viewed,

576 Icebergs of Spitzbergen, the Seven, 29

Essential Oils, Answer to a Query on, .. 77 Jenkins, Henry, Account of,

466
Essays on Creation and Geology, 64, 108 Jerome of Prague, an Account of his
Eternal Election,

837
Martyrdom,

1178

Eternal Panishment, not Suffering, but Jewish Ceremonies, Reply to a Query on

Privation, reviewed,

1144

the Abolition of,

844

Eve of St. Hyppolito, reviewed, 957 | Jews, the Number of in the World, 406
Evidences of Christianity, reviewed, .. 1223 Incident, an affecting,

737

Example, on the Influence of,

225 ) India, Cruelties practised in,

49

Indictment, an ancient,

325

F.

Influence of Example,

225

Insanity, Nature and Causes of,

1185
Fact, singular, respecting a Fowl,...... 242 Instinct and Reason,

478

Farmer and Grazier's Guide, by Towne, Intellectual Faculty of Brutes,

308

reviewed,
382 Intuitive Knowledge of Adam, ........

625
Fear, the Vanity of it, and how to mas-
ter it,

823

K.

Female Character at Otaheite, Sketches

of,

31 Knowledge, Futility of ancient, as con-

Females, Impropriety of trisling with, 831

trasted with the Precepts of

Fishes, singular,

451

Christianity,

123

Fishing, a Poem,

1027

Human, on the Origin & Na--
Flour, to ascertain the Purity of,

849

ture of, respecting God & di-

Fooleries of the Olden Times,

402

vine things, 665,814, 1043, 1143

Fragments of a Day-book, by Stanislaus,

Intuitive, of Adam,

625

the last King of Poland, 366, 407, 539

of departed Spirits, Answer

Franklin, Anecdotes of,

20

to a Query on the,

1207

Friendship, Observations on,

1111 Knox, Captain, Account of his Captivity

Fuel, Economy in,

301
and Escape,

1226

Fulfilment of a Prediction,.

258

L.

G.

Latin Lines, Translation of,

641, 690

Gambling, Extract from a Treatise on,.. 320 Leech used as a Weather-glass,

830
Gas, to procure,
977 Letter of the late Mr. Jones,

333

Genius, on the Neglect of, 937, 1076 Library, Books necessary for a small, 716

Geographical Exercise Book, reviewed, 184 | Life of Man, the chequered,

602

Geology, Essays on,...... 64, 108 Light, Observations on,

983, 1080
Gibbon and Whitaker,

1237 Likewise and Also, Distinction between, 258

Ginger Beer, to make,

341, 428 Literary Fund, Poem on its Anniversary, 615

Gray, Mr. of Boston, Anecdote of,

78

Institution recommended, 631

Notices, 102,198,486, 582,679,

H.

966, 1062

Contrasts,

330
Happiness, an Essay on, ....... 280 Liverpool, Observations, historical and
Harvest Home, by Becker,

117

descriptive, respecting, 53, 145,
Hassall, Mr. Rowland, Death and Cha-

282, 337, 468, 651, 816, 1032

racter of,

976 Love, on Dissimulation in,

1109

athen, Salvation of the,
40, 348 Luther, Martin, Life of,

635

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Poems by J. Jones, reviewed,

859
Manchester, Siege of,

515 | Poetry, 87, 161, 236, 253, 355,442,554,
Married Persons, Reply to a Query on, 632 612, 650, 705, 806, 905, 1025, 1098, 1219
Mathematical Queries solved, ........ 157 Poets, Metropolitan School of,

970, 1068
Memoir of the Life and Times of Leo. Poles, Approximation towards the, 780
Dardo Aretino, 275, 302, 419, 496, Politeness, Essay on, reviewed,

98
627, 685, 888, 1046, 1084, 1173 Popedom, fabulous Foundation of the, 428,520
Memoir of Dr. Isaac Watts, ........ 175 | Portrait, the,

609
Memoir of the Rey, W. Shepherd, ..... 378 Potato, Observations on the History of
of the Rev. J. Taylor, reviewed, 854

the,..

797
of the Rev. Dan Taylor, do. 952

On the boiling of,
of John Rennie, Esq.

1153 Preservations, remarkable and extraordi-
of John Ray, the Botanist, 1161

nary,

... 38, 153
of Wm. Scoresby, Jun. Esq. .. 1229 Prices Current. Exports, Imports, &c.
Mental Calculator, by Lovekin, reviewed, 289

103, 199
Metropolitan School of Poets, ... 970, 1068 Prince's Dock, Liverpool, Opening of the, 772
Mexican Revolution, Memoirs of, review- Profitable Labour,

180
ed,

671, 754, 849 Providence and Grace, exemplified in
Mildew in Wheat, Reply to a Query on, 1206 some Accouut of Mrs. Baker, 566, 594
Miller's Guide, reviewed,

92
Mind, Varieties of the human,

398

Q.
Soundness of,.......

826, 990
-Defectibility of the,

895 Queries proposed, 100, 197, 372, 373,
Micellaneous Articles,
195, 293, 389

563, 649, 863,'961, 1062
Missionary Meetings, 485,576, 661,678, Queries replied to, 77, 167, 170, 266,

731, 1062 348, 350, 351, 373, 414, 451, 462,
Monarchs, Reflections on the Reigns of

464, 477, 603, 632, 710, 828, 844,
great,

928, 1106 931, 977, 088, 1073, 1091, 1132, 1201
Monthly Observations, 9, 105, 262, 297, Quinze Jours à Londres, reviewed,

393, 489, 585, 681,777,873, 969, 1065
Moralizer, the,...... 23, 134, 259, 344, 417

R.
Mortality,

274
Mutual Affection, Reply to a Query on, .. 350 Regalia of Great Britain,

763
-Examination of,.. 462, 548 Religion, Importance of early, reviewed, 575

Remarks on Passages of Scripture, 375

-on Tyson's Attack on Protest-
antism, &c. reviewed,

857
Nature, the concluding Scene of, 336 Repentance and Faith,

455
Nelson, Letter of Lord,

294 Revelation, divine Origin of, by Jones,
New Year, Reflections on the,

33
reviewed,

185
No Fiction, reviewed,

291
Advantages of,

232
Northern Expedition,

81
Importance of,

329
North Pole, on the possibility of reaching Reviews, 92, 180, 289, 381, 480, 562,
the,

780

661,753, 849, 948, 1144, 1223
Note from Aristarchus,
1125 Richard I. Reflections on,

1106
Rights of God and Cæsar, by Dr. Clarke,
0.

reviewed,

480
Oxygen, Reply to a Query on, ....... 373 Ring-worms, Cures for, ......... 477, 632
Origin of Human Knowledge, &c. 665, Roscoe, Mr, biographical Sketches of,.. 42
814, 1043, 1143 Royal Institution,

99
P.

Royal Minstrel, by Pennie, reviewed,

S.
Paley, Anecdote of,

212
Parish Clerks,

503 Sabbath, Replies to a Query on the Obser-
Parody,

848
vance of the,

352, 1132
Pastoral Poets of Italy, Remarks on Sal-Ammoniac,
the, .....
606, 695 | Savage Life, on the Virtues of,

216
Patriotism, Essay on,....

803
Schools in Liverpool,

651
Penal Laws,

137 Science, on the Aspect of, towards Reli.
Peru, Proceedings of the Spaniards in the

gion,

362
Conquest of,
201 Scoresby, W. brief Memoirs of,

1229
Phenician Navigators,

.......... 1142 Screw-drivers, Reply to a Query on,... 663
Phenomena of Jupiter and Saturn, .... 1014 Scripture, Animadversions on « Remarks
Plants, Catalogue of British, 9, 105, 262,

on Passages of,"

........... 841
297, 393, 489, 585, 681, 777,

- Vindication of ditto,

963, 1038
873,969, 1065
-Reply to ditto,

1103

N.

.. 481

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Sea-bathing, on the Utility of, reviewed, 571 Treffry, Mr. Thonias, Death of,........ 553
Sepulchral Bones,

802 Tributes to Truth, by Littleton, reviewed, 187
Sermon, Extract from an old,
......... 895

V.
Shetland, New South, Letter from, 453
Observations on, 1214 Varieties of the human Mind,

. 398
Siege of Sancerre,
1004 Villager's Lay,

87, 236
Sonnets of the Rev. W. Lisle Bowles, 727 Visit of His Majesty George IV. to Ire-
South Sea Missionary Intelligence, 731, 1125

land,

869
Spelling, Reply to a Query on, ....... 1202 Volcanoes of Tartary,

116
Spirits, Replies to a Query on the Know-

W.
ledge of,

.,988, 1207
Stanzas, &c. by G. Miller, roviewed,.... 96 Wales, New South, Letters from,. . 401, 544
Stayed Man, Character of the,

426

Eagle of,

527
Observations on the, 843 War, a Lyric Ode on,

707
Steam Engine, a Satire,

161 Ward, Mr. Letter of, to the Ladies of
Steeple of St. Michael's Church,

155
Liverpool,

49
Stonehenge, Particulars respecting,
787 | Warts, to remove,..

992
Strictures on Mr. Evans's Sketch, &c. 60 Watts, Memoir of Dr. Isaac,

175
on Mr. M‘Millan's Pamphlet,, 643 Waverley, Observations on the Author
Substratum of Matter,

359, 535, 665
of,

993
Study and Learning, Replies to a Query Weather-glass, the Leech used as a, 830
on,

266, 60 Welch Non-conformists' Memorial, re-
Surnames, Reply to a Query on, ... 709

viewed,

759
Sultana Valide, Account of the, 1195 | Whale Fishery,

775
Wise Mayor of Lancaster,

1141
T.
Witches, Reply to a Query on,

352

Wordsworth, on the Genius and Writings
Taste and Criticism,

403
of,

598, 993
Teneriffe, Peak of,.

321

Defence of, 885, 923, 978,
Theft, Observations on, hy Homo, 370

1118, 1122, 1124
Tio Doloreaux, by Hutchinson, reviewed, 182

Z.
Time, Necessity of improving,

279
Times, on the Alteration of,

16 Zealand, New, Particulars respecting, 130
Tongataboo, barbarous Customs at,

Observations on, .......

400
Tragedy, an old,

507

Head of a Native of, 413

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1. Wm. Roscoe, Esq. from a Bust by Spence,..

42
2. Monument of Dr. Isaac Watts, .

175
3. View of the Caxton Printing Office,

243
4. Rev. W. Shepherd,

378
5. Alexander Dherma Rama, formerly a High Priest of Boodhu,
6. Wm. Scoresby, Jun. Esq.
7. Adam Sireh-goona Munbi Rathana, formerly a High Priest of Boodhu, .
8. The Right Hon. Sir Alexander Johnston, Knt.
9. Alexander Tilloch, LL. D. &c. ......
10. Rev. J. Campbell, the Missionary Traveller in South Africa,
11. Rev. Sam. Lee, M. A. Professor of Arabic in the University of Cambridge,
12. John Rennie, Esq. F. R. S. Civil Engineer,

1153
13. John Ray, the Botanist,
Sketch of New South Shetland, by Capt. Sherratt,

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