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ART. I. Macculloch on the Western Islands of Scotland.

P. 255-271. Geology, what—its progresshow best cultivated-work considered

in relation to it-mineralogical survey of Hebrides, with quotations from work-Dr. M's Huttonian bias commented on-qualified encomium. Art. II. Cornwall's Sicilian Story, and other Poetical Pieces.

P. 271-276. His former poems well received—commendatory notice with extracts -advice.

Art. III. Accum on Culinary Poisons. P. 276—297. Introductory remarks in favour of author and subject-analysis and quotations thanks to author.

Art. IV. Hazlitt on Public Characters. P. 297–309. Origin and strange nature of work-author thoroughly castigated

prostitution of his powers regretted. Art. V. Williams's Travels in Italy, Greece, fc. P. 310—331. Commendation of Mr. W. as artist and author-his qualifications stated-sundry extracts and notices-friendly strictures.

ART. VI. Spence's Anecdotes. P. 332-343. Inconsiderable value of the publications noticed, and why-biographical sketch of Spence-various anecdotes.

Art. VII. Life of Lord William Russell. P. 343-365. High interest of the subject-features of age, and character of Charles

il.—these favourable to the patriotism of Russell-prevalence of plots signalized the period_Russell not altogether free from blame and not well defended by his biographer-account of Rye-house plot-iniquitous condemnation of Russell—“last week" of his life noticed and admired-allusion to the excellent lady Russell.


Art. I. The Sceptic, a Poem ; by Mrs. Hemans. P. 373–383. Former high opinion of Mrs. Hemans maintained and enhanced

apathy of older critics as to her excellencies-what these arescarcely used aright by the possessor-what required for their full development- hortatory suggestion-her style praised-subject of the poem-how treated-extracts with remarks—wished for coincidence.

ART II. Dr. Hamilton's Account of Nepal. P. 384-402. High expectations—disappointed and why-work notwithstanding

very valuable condensed description, and history of Nepal, with extracts-acknowledgment to author.

ART. III. Lamarck on Invertebrate Animals. P. 403–418. Subject long and ably studied by author-merits and defects of his

works-some of his fundamental principles opposed_remarks on their illustration-general view of work-sketch of parts of it, with extracts—hopeless conclusion as to author's eye-sight.

ART. IV. Miss Roche's Munster Cottage Boy. P. 418-428. A failure-analysis of story, with extracts and original remarks on

Irish scenery and character.

Art. V. Horst on Demonology and Witchcraft. P. 429-433. Account of author-his inconsistency-slight history of subject, with anecdotes.

ART. VI. Thomas Paine. - P. 434445. Why dragged into notice-real littleness of such beings-Paine the

worthless model of a worthless sect_outline of his life-Lord Er. skine's speech, touching “ the Age of Reason," quoted with high applause-contrast between infidels and Christiansextensive and deplorable influence of former-life of Paine the proper comment on his principles.

ART. VII. Napoleon in 1815. P. 446-483. Ironical congratulation Fleury, how good and great and innocent a creature-his devotion to Napoleon, how judicious-his Memoires, how justly severe against French ingratitude--Napoleon very ill used, abandoned by the nation-vile Bourbons--Napoleon an angel, and had no ambition !--how sweetly engaged in Elba, and yet waiting a crisis--Monsieur Z. a notable personage introduced-his adventures in behalf of Napoleon-identified with return to France -Fleury liable to posthumous visitations of Z-interesting conversations and anecdotes of Napoleon after return from Elba-young Napoleon, a wonderful creature, and wonderfully resuscitated Napoleon sorely lectured by his advisers-Fleury talks of Waterloo, and is very wise on the subject-anecdotes-a precious trio to succeed Napoleon !-irony gives place to serious considerations.


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Art. I. Tour in the Highlands. P. 487–510, Worthlessness of most works on same topic--this a fair exception

its merits and defects---difficulty of treating of Highlands and people explained-route of author-judicious remarks on Gælic language-common error of works on the Highlands exposed-clan

ship candidly considered--former conduct of legislature scrutinized 1 and censured-allowances to be made for Highlanders-character

istic story--affair of Glenco reprobated cordial relation between chief and clan, and its probable benefits--Highlanders commended, and clanship yindicated a descriptive extract.

ART. II. Jacobite Relics. P. 510-525. Previous expectations-nature and character of the relios considered

division of them proposed--various specimens, with remarks--ya. ledictory close.

ART. III. Burckhardt's Travels in Nubia. P. 525–551. Geography of Africa, how deserving of cultivation--and how fatal

Burckhardt patronized by African Association_accepted_his paratory discipline-general abstract of his travels account of his death-value of his reports- details of his most important information, with extracts, relative to Syria; the Bedouins; country about the Nile; Nubia ; the Shegya; the Ababde; the Semoum ; Berber; Damer; Shendy.; condition of slaves ; Souakin--commen, dation of work. Arī. IV, Wilkinson's Account of Wallachia and Moldavia.

P. 552—574. Historical sketch of Daciar-early and present state of the provin.

ces-various particulars noticed, as Hospodars ; Boyárs ; population ; character and moral state of inhabitants ; frequency of diyorce ; condition of peasants ; gypsies ; climate; seasons ; productions; towns ; relative state of provinces intercourse with foreigners--abstract of curious document.

Art. y. Memoir of Charles Louis Sand. P. 575-591. Great interest and political import of Kotzebue's fate-virtues of the

assassin show the malignity of the system which unhinged them probable extension of that system author of work reprehended and chastised --comparison of Congress of Vienna and Bonaparte -author too much countenanced in his absurdities and vicious sentiments-spirit of British people in 1815 vindicated-author well disposed to radicalism-his sophistical and base remarks on assassination exposed.

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ART. VI. The Cenci; a Tragedy, by Shelley. P. 591-604. Picture and story of the parricide, Beatrice-injudicious choice of

such a theme for a tragedy- lamentable perversion of intellectwhole poem offensively wrong, yet full of genuine poetry--selection of least objectionable passages concluding estimate of author's genius.


ART. I. Scoresby on the Arctic Regions. P. 609_646. Work anxiously expected-generally charaeterized-quotation as to

amount of previous information-questions respecting Northern Sea-communications and reaching the Pole Spitzbergen and smaller islands described notices and extracts on colour of the sea; pressure of sea ; currents and ice of polar regions author's remarks on climate combated effects of cold-account of whale, with extracts--history of whale-fishery-mode of conducting it described, with extracts qualified opinion of work.

Art. II. Mollien's Travels in Africa. P. 646_659. Long continued ignorance of part of Africa-author, who, and how

travelling--abstract of his route, and observations--country of Cayor-Kelkom—hospitality of chiefs-Niakra-Coqué_the white man a wonder-noise of lions_increase of Mahometanism friends ly negroes-kingdom of Bondou_Fanta Jallon_covetous prina cess_ tyrannical chief_Timbo_sources of Gambia and Rio Grande _Bandeia-perilous state of author-arrives at Portuguese settlement-subsequent proceedings-general character of traveller and work.

Art. III. Bishop of Constance and the Pope. P. 659-672. Establishment of Popery-how assailed-how supported-a per

manent and growing opposition to it--nature of work-character of Wessenberg—his promotion in church resisted by Pope-is supported by Duke of Baden-goes to Rome-charges against him do not affect his morals--how explained-he directly withstands the authority of Pope-tendency and probable effects of this disputemits high and general interest.

Art. IV. Mr. Heathfield's New Pamphlet. P. 672-687. Object of reviewer's former notice, and reasons for present_author's

additional propositions stated and investigated-incidental topics referred for to work-reply to reviewer considered, and found dea fective-confirmed opinion.

ART. V. ' Proposal for Establishing Vapour Baths. P.687-692. Medicine still imperfect-remedies how multiplied-what required

to establish them-unmerited repute of some this proposal liberally treated by professional men—its history and nature extract

as to number of cures hope as to adoption of plan. ART. VI. Brown on the Philosophy of the Human Mind. P. 693

735. Author's early death partly ascribed to his scientific labours-pro

priety of noticing work_example of Dr. Brown encourages free inquiry-he claims the merit of novelty_and why-chief objects of his work-supposed analogy between modes of investigating physical and intellectual phenomena_“physiology of the mind," why this phrase_ analysis of work, with incidental remarks, and strictures on a great variety of intellectual phenomena_investigation of author's theory and views, in which are noticed sundry errors, false assumptions, inconsistencies, and failures ; whilst his successes and merits are freely admitted—concluding observations on the nature and progress of intellectual science.

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