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WILLIAM SMITH, 113, FLEET STREET;
FRASER AND CRAWFORD, EDINBURGH; AND CURRY AND CO., DUBLIN.

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CONTENTS OF VOLUME I.

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PRELIMINARY NUMBER.

PAGE REASON AND REVELATION—the progress of Somo Hints to Young Men respecting the

The Past and the Future-aspect of Eng- man not a necessary result of his orga- Cultivation of their Minds

109

lish Society about the beginning of the nization, but a proof of the providence Claims of Society on Young Men

301

reign of George the Second-imaginary of God

401 Influence of Habits

159

resuscitation of Daniel Defoe . iii PossibiliTIES—-continual expansion of the Reading and Books

· 187

Classification of the operative influences at limits of the possible

385

work on English society and character War and Peace—a glance at the history

during the past century-The Religious and philosophy of

and the prospects

MISSIONS AND MISSIONARY FIELDS.

Influences-Whitfield and Wesley iv

of universal peace

152

What Methodism did for our social cha- EUROPEAN INFLUENCE IN THE East-re-

MADAGASCAR, some account of, with the

racter

active power of civilisation in both tho origin and suppression of the Mission 19

Expansion of the Religious Influences, and East and the West

141

Parker's Missionary Travels iu the “Far

their combination in societies for great HINTS ABOUT THE INVISIBLE WORLD West," and present state of the Indians 68

special purposes

vi

profit and loss arising from the decline

MISSIONS TO THE SOUTH SEAS, condensed

The Infidel Influences also expanding, but of superstitious faith

253 history of the

134

Missionary and Mercantile Voyago to

overpowered

vii

The Political Influencos-Blackstone and

Japan and Malaysia

297

Bentham - American War of Indepen.

dence-struggle between parliament and

ESSAYS AND SKETCHES DESCRIPTIVE OF

the press—Burke and the French revo-

LIFE AND CHARACTER.

COUNTRIES, TRAVELS, AND TRAVELLERS.

lution

viji

Silver Spoons and Wooden Ladles

24

The Physical Influences-great number of

Bird's-Eye Vicw of our Colonies

The Philosophy of Eating, with an Ame.

eminent men who sprang from the mid-

rican Hotel Dinner

Mr. Stephens's Incidents of Travel in

58

dle and lower classes changes produced Letter Writing

131

Europe and Asia

by discoveries and inventions

Travels of Sir John Mandevilo

ix Marriage Biddings in Wales

133

105

Literary Influences, extension of Educa.

The Reduced Family

155

Paraguay and the Dictator Francia 119

Growth of Francia's Despotism

tion, &c.—the rhetorical age of litera-

167

An Armenian Marriage

157

ture- the Della Cruscan poetic mania

Adventures of the Robertsons in Paraguay 234

Cheerfulness

161

-publication of Scott's novels

A Glance at Russia

181

* The Chicf Duty of Woman

183

Origin of the Edinburgh Review-founda-

Moscow—the Kremlin

212

104

Runaway Peoplo

tion of geological science_agitation re-

216

A Sunday at Moscow

Bell Ringing

141

specting popular education - the Useful

A Russian Bath

. 133

Foragers

251

Knowledge Society

xi

Pearl Fishery on the coast of Ceylon

Good Friday

260

. 195

What the diffusion of useful knowledge

A Trip from Nice to Genoa

. 166

Characteristics and Peculiarities of Trades

The Three Colonies of Australia

bas done, and why its influence bas

-the Tailor and the Shoemaker 270

. 237

becomo impaired

xii The Art of Puffing

276

Mud Baths of the Crimea

. 311

Summary review of past progress, and some

Petrifying Springs in Tibet

314

The Merry Month of May

299

hints about the future

. xiii A Touch at the “ Times

305

The present State and future Prospects of

Portions of a Catholic Creed, and faith in

Peru

Confessions of an Ideal Orator

318

340

the moral and intellectual progress of

The Serro of Pasco, or the Silver Mines of

Bouncers

353

Peru

xiv The Poor Milliner's Shop

363

190

The Christian should be a politician-

The Passes of the Cordilleras

. 335

372

Leipzig Fair

Britain intended, under Providence, as a

An Incident in the Café d'Orleans

A Journey with the Jews from Brody to

406

bee-bire of civilisation

Odessa

. 360

Appeal to the prospectivó readers of tho

The Gold Mines of Georgia

. 374

LONDON SATURDAY JOURNAL

A Dutch African Farm

382

Curious Construction of Malay Houses 394

SKETCHES ILLUSTRATIVE OF SOCIAL

CONDITION.

Discovery of Petra

Description of Petra

115

ESSAYS ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE MORAL, The Dawning of the Day

49 A Voyage on the Nile

. 127

139

INTELLECTUAL, AND SOCIAL PROGRESS | The Morning Overcast

OF MAN.

A Lawyer's Clerk's Tale

169

The Habitations of the Poor

225

CREDIT AND DEBT-imprisonment for debt

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES.

Adventures of a Scotch Cameronian, in

-recent modification of the law of

debtor and creditor

search of a Universal Church,

315

1-3

Daniel De Foc

3

PROGRESSIVE INFLUENCE OF CHRISTIANITY

John Wilkes

75

-the mind of man ever in motion-

John Dunton

93

prodigious influence of Christianity on

ESSAYS ON EDUCATION,

John Law of Lauriston

. 123

civilisation

Nathaniel Bowditch

. 187

NEBUCHADNEZZAR'S DREAM-a vision of the

WITH ADVICE TO YOUNG MEN.

William Cobbett

. 214

progress of man accorded to the king of MUSICAL EDUCATION Or THE PEOPLE 56 Rev. George Crabbo

. 261

Babylon-faith in man's progress somc.

HOME EDUCATION

65 John Ledyard

266, 283

times requires faith to sustain it 217, 18 Prospects and Duties of our Young Men

8 Emanuel Von Fellenberg

. 355

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General Monk

386 MEDICAL SCIENCE AND SUBJECTS. Translation of Thekla's Song in Schiller's

The Chevalier Bayard

307

Piccolomini (original)

327

T. A. Knight, President of tho Horticul-

Quacks and Quack Medicines

347

The Fetch, from Tales by the O'Hara

tural Society

98 Present state of Medical Knowledge in

Family

331

Mr. George Hibbert

136

. 334

392 Spring Flowers, by Clare

England

Pierre Louis Dulong

. 391 The Small-Pox and Vaccination

. 14

The Diver, from the German of Schiller . 349

. 367

The Future Life, by W. C. Bryant

45

Observations on Plague and Quarantine

WOMEN.

Felicia Hemans

22 A Physician's opinion of the Sabbath 35

Mrs. Tighe

73 Diseases peculiar to Children—the Measles 62

Isabella of Castile

99 The Hooping Cough

107 AMELIORATION OF THE CRIMINAL LAW,

Elizabeth Hamilton

AND STATISTICS OF CRIME.

206

150 Scarlet Fever

Mrs. Blackwell

188 On the Preservation of Health

179 Vicw of the gradual amelioration of the

Lady Fanshawc

246 The Structure and Functions of the Human

Criminal Law in England

60

Mrs. Inchbala

339 Frame

228 History of Transportation

79

The same subject continued

. 285 The "Condemned Sermon," as performed

Hydrophobia

. 364

in Newgate only a few years ago, with

THE BRITISH NAVY.

CCO of the Central Criminal

Court.

281

1. Putting a Ship in Commission

97

BOTANICAL SUBJECTS.

Outlines of modern Depredation, drawn

2. Manning and Fitting out

113

from the Report of the Commissioners

3. Statistics of the Naval Service

145 The London Horticultural Society's Gar-

for inquiring into the best means of es.

4. The Captain's Establishment

177 dens at Chiswick

365

tablishing a Constabulary Force through-

5. Dimensions and Value of a Seventy-four 209 The Horse-Chesnuts of the Palais Royal

253

out England and Wales

6. A Naval Court-Martial

241 Mr. Corsten's Hyacinth Show

331

Practices of Habitual Depredators, as de-

7. Armament of a Seventy-four . 272 | The Rose of Jericho

. 391

tailed by themselves.

332

8. Pay-day-Routine at Sea

321

9. Education of a Midshipman-Quarter-

deck Officers

. 403

LONDON AND ITS INSTITUTIONS. HISTORICAL EPISODES AND FRAGMENTS.

Sea-Songs of the Sailors

. 376

A General View of London

136 State of Egyptian Civilisation in the reign

of Amasis

197

The Library and Reading Room of the

British Museum

219

The Bastinado in Egypt

122

ANIMAL MAGNETISM.

Literary and Scientific Institutions of the Progress of Christianity in England, its

1. Origin of Animal Magnetism, and the

265

203

Metropolis-London Institution

introduction and early state

cause of Mesmer's success found in the London Mechanics' Institution

53

· 407 History of the English Bible .

state of French society

220 Barclay, Perkins, and Co.'s Brewery . 268 Origin of the terms Whig and Tory

101

171

2. Mesmer's disciples — the Marquis de A London Police Office

· 157 The Mississippi System .

Puységur teaching Mesmerism under The Central Criminal Court

• 281 Quarrel between a Lord Chief Justice and

his linden tree

232 Exeter Hall

345

a Court-martial

255

3. Absurdities of Animal Magnetism, and Sunday in London, and Metropolitan Clandestine Marriage of the Earl of Hert-

its introduction into England

279

249 Preachers and Preaching

369

ford and Laily Catherine Gray

4. Experience of the writer in Paris, and Walks in the Neighbourhood of Londôn-

Some notice of the “ Frue Companions,

details of a magnetising experiment-a

398

Highgate and Hornsey

193 and Geoffry Tête-Noire

patient becomes ill, and spectators Hampton Court

• 328

. 138

Loss of the Thetis Frigate

affected with sickness, during another

experiment-the writer, who had hitherto

been incredulous, convinced that there

HISTORICAL AND DOMESTIC TALES,

is something in Animal Magnetiem · 257

POETS AND POETRY,

INCIDENTS, &c.

5. An attempt to explain the nature of

Wordsworth and his Contemporaries

8)

The Rebel of the Cevennes

:9

Animal Magnetism, stripped of the

Mrs. Tighe's “ Psyche'

73

A Tale of La Vendée

25

absurdities with which it has been asso.

36

ciated

289

Hours with the Poets-Keats' “ Endymion" 324 Mrs. Chalouer's Visit

Riches of Poverty (original) .

407

The One-handed Flute Player of Arques

Lines—Flower upon

the

12

in Normandy

46

The Adoration of the Magi (original) 22

Hamilton of Bothwellhaugh

52

GLANCES AT SCIENTIFIC AND OTHER

Lines written in the blank page of an old

The Vow, a Northern Tale

67

SUBJECTS.

copy of Lovelace's “ Lucasta"

35

Balthazar Cozza, the Pirate, Cardinal, and

85

Weather Almanacs, and the Law of Storms

Pope

“ Change should breed change," from

Progress of Steam Navigation in the United Drummond of Hawthornden

The Old Valentine

44

102

States

90 | The Book of the World, from the same 276

The Professor of Signs

111

Harmony of Scripture and Geology 129 The Poet's Pen

47

Romance and Reason

The Six Days of Creation

173 To the Winds, by Bernard Barton

55

The Shipwrecked Coaster

183

Different interpretations of the first chapter Hymn to the Setting Sun, by G. P. R.

Magnanimity, or the Adopted Son ;

of Genesis

196 James

89

The Fur Cloak

185

Faith in Astronomy

350 Song, by the Rev. J. Eagles

121

Love me, love my dog

200

Cane Sugar and Beet Sugar-History and Lines—Robert Burns, by James Mont-

A Spartan Daughter

. 218

Statistics of Cano Sugar

. 378

Uncie Abel and Little Edvard

147

. 222

gomery

Origin and Progress of the Beet-Sugar

. 238

175

Woman, by Crabbe

A Cure for Dyspepsia

Manufacture

244

389 Address to a Rocking Chair

206

The Death of Attila

Phenomena of Clouds

325 Lines, addressed by a young lady to her

263.

The Dead Clearing

. 334

The Close-eyed Gudgeon

newly married friend, from the French

277

Celestina, a Spanish story

The Lumberers of America

162 of Béranger

223

Brothers and Sisters

294

Mechanics and Mechanics' Iustitutions 164 Les Hirondelles, from the same .

231

The Jew outwitted by the Sailor

310

The Daguerotype

84 Meditations on Tobacco

248

. 326

A Chapter of Aceidents

Photogenic Drawings and the Daguerotypo 105 Spring (original)

250 Ups and Downs, a Tale of the Road 337

Mr. Talbot's process for preparing Photo- A Picture

262 Paddy and the Bear, or How to tell a Story 344

200 The Poor Man's May

genic Paper

285

The Lost One, a Starry Dream.

357

Further particulars respecting Photogenic The Angel's Wing, by Lover .

358

296 The Story of the Caliph Stork

Drawing

293 The Garden, by Andrew Marvel 311 ||The Bishop and bis Birds .

. 367

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