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64—his adherence to the unities,
Absenteeism, Mr. McCulloch's view 65—influence of his example, 66.

of the economical effect of, re- Alfred, King, his version of a por-
futed, 24.

tion of Bethius, 349.
Academies, their influence on Italian All Fools Day, attempts to explain
literature, 77.

the origin of the festival of, 199.
Adams, John, his doubts of the sin- Allston, Ñr., description of his Span-

cerity of France in regard to our ish Girl, 506—his lines on the
independence, 474_his subse- same subject, 507—his Tuscan
quent testimony in favor of Frank- Girl, and lines upon it, 509_his
lin, 479—value of his correspond- Roman Lady reading Tasso, 510.
ence during the Revolution, 480 American Library of Useful Know-
-his public employments and ser- ledge, reviewed, 515—its object,
vices, 481.

and contents of the volume, 519.
Adams, Mr. J. Q.,

his election to the American Poetry, Common place
Presidency in 1825, 392.

Book of, reviewed, and excellence
Æschylus, character of the genius of its moral tone, 297.

American System, account of the, and
Africans, anecdotes of the, 82, 83. Mr. Clay's exertions in regard to
Alexander, succeeds Massasoit, 428 the, 375—its real scope and ob-
-conduct of the Plymouth gov-

ject, 390.
ernment towards him, and his Anglo-Saxons, wedding custom of

death, 429-remarks on this, 430. the, 214–Rask's grammar of their
Alexander, Mr., his portrait of Capt. language, and Conybeare's illus-
Morgan, noticed, 514.

trations of their poetry, reviewed,
Alfieri, first appearance of, 61-his and the importance of studying,
early character and peculiarities, their language, 325–neglect of
62_difference between him and

this study, particularly in Eng-
the Greek tragic writers, 63— land, 326—of the theory, that the
question, whether his tragedy is living tongues of Denmark, Swe-
an improvement upon the French, den, and Norway, are borrowed

of, 63.

by, 85.

from theirs, and Rask's argument Beaumarchais, his first interview
on the subject, 327-reason de- with A. Lee, 463arrangement
rived from the difference of struc- made with him, for furnishing
ture between theirs and the Scan- supplies to the colonies, and his
dinavian, 329–Rask's argument letter to the committee of corres-
to shew, that theirs is not the pondence, 464-character in which
foundation of the Danish, 330— he acted, 464-course of the U.S.
difference between their poetical with regard to his claim, 466—
language and the Scandinavian, equity of his claim, 468—and pro-
332-between their metrical sys- vision of the late treaty in regard
tems, 333-affinity of their lan- to it, 468, note.
guage to the Teutonic, 336—its Beckmann, character of his history
real origin and influence, 337- of the arts, 81.
its re-appearance in the modern Bede, his account of Cædnon, 343.
English, and character of its ver- Beds, how constructed in ancient
sification, 338_their fondness for times, 98.
narrative verse, 341-specimen of Belisarius, floating mills invented
their poetry, 342_classification of
its relics, 343—their Heroic Lay, Bells, antiquity and supposed vir-
345—their lay on the battle of tues of, and their early introduc-
Bruanburh, 347—other specimens tion into England, 208-ringing

of their narrative poetry, 348. of, on occasions of public rejoic-
Antiquity, general reverence for, and ing, 209.
the cause, 191.

Bembo, his feelings in regard to Leo
Aretin, pensioned by Leo X., 71.

X., 71.
Ariosto, notice of his Orlando, 45— Berni, his style noticed, 45.

comparison of Tasso with, 48—his Bible Society, its importance, 517–
style and fable, 49—his popula- and probable effect, 518.
rity in Italy, 50—his dramatic Biography, moral benefits of, 227–
style, 60-neglect of him by Leo its general uses, 228.
X., 71.

Blind-man's buff, its antiquity, 194.
Arts of Life, their origin and pro- Boccaccio, his style, and influence

gress, 81-of the various methods upon Italian literature. 52-his
of preparing food, 84—of the mills description of the plague. 53—
used at an early period, 85—of the comparison of him with Chaucer,
various modes of preparing bread,

butter, and meat, in ancient times, Boiardo, his Orlando Innamorato,
85, 86—ancient mode of eating, noticed, 45.
90-old English mode, 91--of the Bon-fires, antiquity of, on occasions
construction of houses, 92—of the of public rejoicing, 209–frequen-
art of warming houses, 95—of the cy of, on midsummer-eve, 210.
use of coal and chimneys, 97-of Bonuci, his history of Pompeii al-

dress, and fashions in regard to, 102. luded to, 95, note.
Athenæum Gallery, exhibition of Boston, destruction of the tea in, at

paintings at the, for 1831, 506_ the beginning of the revolution,
Spanish Girl in Reverie, described, 108.
506—Roman Lady reading Tasso, Boston Society for the Diffusion of
its merit, 510—character of the Useful Knowledge, when formed,
exhibition, 514.

and what it has accomplished,518.
Attic Fragments quoted, in regard to Brand, Mr., his attempt to explain

a controversy between Brougham the origin of the celebration of
and Canning, 259.

All Fools Day, 199.
Augustin Monks, anecdote of, 86. Bread, mode of preparing, at an ear-

ly period, 85.

British Colonies in America, impoli-
Ball-playing, how early practised cy of the conduct of our govern-
193, 194.

ment in regard to them, 455.

Brougham, Mr., sketch of the life and
character of, with a notice of some
of his works, 227-his claims to
public respect, arising from his
exertions in the cause of man-
kind, 229-his birth, 230-some
account of his early life, 231-his
philosophical publications, and his
Colonial Policy, 232-his entrance
into Parliament, and exertions for
the repeal of the Orders in Coun-
cil, 233-expression of public feel-
ing towards him, 234-his early
labors in the cause of general ed-
ucation, 235—his exposure of abu-
ses of public charities, 236-in-
stance of this, 237-attacks made
upon him in consequence, and
debate in Parliament on the sub-
ject, 238-his speech quoted, on
the Court of Chancery, 239--ill-
treatment of him by the ministry,
and his letter to Romilly on the
subject, 240-his bill for the edu-
cation of the poor, 241-violence
of the churchmen against it, and
its fate, 242-account of his other
parliamentary efforts, 243-his
speech on the Congress of Vienna,
quoted, 244-his motives for be-
coming the advocate of the Queen,
245-account of a case in which
he was concerned, 248-his efforts
in Parliament for a reform of the
law, 249-his plan for this pur-
pose, 250-other efforts of his in
the cause of education, 251-pub-
lications and societies suggested
by him for this purpose, 252-pub-
lic obligations to him, 253-his
efforts on the subject of slavery,
254-his elevation to the peerage,
255-influence of his character
and talent, 256-cause to which
they have been devoted, 257-his
person and oratory described, 259
-his essays on the pleasures and
advantages of science, 528-ob-
jection to it, 529.

Byron's Don Juan, probably sug-
gested by the Italian mock-heroic
poetry, 51.


Bryant Mr., his merits compared
with those of Dana, 299-incor-
rectness of Mr. Cheever's esti-
mate of his poetry, 301-his lines
to the Evening Wind, quoted, 303
-his Damsel of Peru, quoted, 304.
Butter, early accounts of the prepa-
ration of, 86.

Cadmon, his Paraphrase mentioned,
341-his hymn on the Creation,
343-specimen of it, 344.
Canning, Mr., extract from one of
his speeches, 156-and comments
on it, 157-mistake made by, 169
-his controversy with Brougham,
259-his course in regard to the
emancipation of Spanish America,


Carmichael, Mr., ability of his let-
lers to the committee of corres-
pondence during the Revolution,

Casa, reform produced by, in Italian
literature, 40.

Casti, grossness of the Tales of, 55.
Cemetery, Mount Auburn, report of
the Horticultural Society in regard
to the, 397-of the great Egyp-
tian, 401-of the Athenian Cera-
micus, 402.
Cervantes, character of his novels,



Chancery, English Court of, Mr.
Brougham's account of its defects,
Chaucer, character and influence of
the tales of, 57-comparison be-
tween Boccaccio and, 57.
Cheever's Common-place Book of
American Poetry, reviewed and
quoted, 297 et seq.-its merits,

Cherokee Case, opinion of the Su-
preme Court of the U. S. in the,
reviewed, 136-not decided on its
merits, 142-difficulty of, and ob-
jections to the decision of the, 143.
Cherokees admitted by the Court of
the U. S. to be a State, 144-and
of course a foreign State, though
this is denied by the Court, 145-
importance of presenting their
case to the Court on its merits,
Chiabrera noticed, 40.
Child, Mrs., her merit as a writer,


Chimneys, when first introduced into
England, 97.
Christmas, origin of the custom of

decorating with evergreens at, the Revolution, steps taken by

tbe, in regard to our foreign rela-
Church, Capt., his success against tions, 459.
the Indians, 439 et seq.

Common Law, description of the
Church, Catholic, foundation of its English, 247—Mr. Clay's speech
ancient power, 174.

in Kentucky upon the, 361.
Clay, Mr., Prentice's Life of, review. Congress, character of that of 1774,

ed, 351-importance of his exam- 113–steps taken by those of 1774
ple at the present time, 352—his and 1775, in organizing the for-
birth and early education, 353— eign relations of the country, 459.
his first attempt to speak in pub- Congress of Vienna, Mr. Brougham's
lic, and admission to the bar, 354 speech relating tu the, quoted, 244.

-account of his defence of indi. Conybenre, Mr., his Illustrations of
viduals charged with crimes, 355 Anglo-Saxon Poetry, reviewed,
-his success in civil suits, 356– 325—specimen of them, quoted,
his first employment in public life, 345—his account of the Heroic
357_his election to the Legisla- Lay, quoted, 347—his version of
ture of Kentucky, 358—his rela- the Song of the Traveller, quoted,
tions with Burr, and election to 350.
the Senate of the U. S., 359—his Crawford, Mr., his claims to the
exertions in the Legislature of his Presidency, 392.
own State, 360-account of his Crook, Mr., his account of the Mar-
speech on the common law, 361– quesans, quoted by Mr. Stewart,
its extraordinary effect, 362—his 491.
re-election to the U. S. Senate, Cruscan Academy, its effect upon
and exertions in behalf of domes- Tasso, 77.
tic manufactures, 363—his other
efforts in Congress, 364—his elec-

tion to the House of Representa. Dana, Mr., examination of Mr.
tives in Congress, and to the office Cheever's estimate of his poetical
of Speaker, 365—his influence in merit, 299—his mode of treating
that capacity, 366+his skill as religious subjects, 301—his lines
leader of the democratic party, on Bay-break, quoted, 305.
367—his appointment as Commis- Dante, his Divina Commedia, 30%
sioner to Ghent, and resignation comparison of Milton with, 32—
of the Speaker's chair, 368—his honors paid to him by his coun-
re-election to Congress on his re-

trymen, 33.
turn, 369—short view of his sub- Dead, respect for the, 397-reasons
sequent career, 370—his exertions for this, 398—how exhibited in
in the cause of Spanish America, ancient times, 399—among the Is-
372_his title to the credit of its raelites, 400—ancient practice of
emancipation, 373—his labors in burying the, without the city,
the cause of Internal Improve- 403—respect for the tombs of the,
ment, 376—his views on that sub- 404.
ject, 377—his speeches upon it, Deane, Silas, his mission to France,
380—and his success, 381-his ef- 462_his arrangement for supplies
forts to establish the protecting to the colonies, 464–situation of
policy, 387_his becoming a can- affairs at the time of his arrival,
didate for the Presidency, 392– 469—his proceedings there, and
his appointment to the office of treatment on his return, 469—his
Secretary of State, 393—clamor subsequent conduct, and his char-
against him in consequence, 394 acter, 470—his stipulation for the
-character of his mind and elo- services of Lafayette, 472.
quence, 395—merit of his speech- Decameron, style, and effect produc-

ed by the, 52—its freedom in re-
Coal, not used by the ancients, 97. gard to the clergy, 54—its gross-
Committee of Correspondence during

es, 396.

ness, 55.


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Denina, remark by, on the Cruscan difficulty of predicting its issue,
Academy, 77.

158—real character and principle
Dickinson, John, early character and of the contest, 159-general char.

sentiments of, and reception of his acter of the political institutions
Farmer's Letters, 114—important of, 160-strength and foundation
part acted by him in the first Con- of the aristocratic principle in,
gress, and explanation of his 161-abuses of the aristocratic
course in regard to the Declara- system of, 163–of the liberal sys-
tion of Independence, 115.

tem, 164—danger of those States
Diplomatic Correspondence of the Re- of, which are founded upon a

volution, reviewed, 449—value and mixed principle, 166—of the pro-
importance of the work, 450-im- bable issue of the contest in, 178

portance of continuing it, 483. reasons why the American system
Divina Commedia, defect of the, 30 of government is adapted to, 179
-its power, 31-its reception in -reply to the argument derived

from want of intelligence, and in-
Drama, Italian, defects of the, 60. equality of fortunes in, 180—reply
Dress, ancient fashion of, 100—rea- to the argument that the people

sons of some Hebrew regulations of, are habituated to hereditary
in regard to, 101--of modern, and institutions, 182—probability of
certain fashions of, 102.

the introduction of the liberal sys-
Druids, their mode of celebrating tem into, 183-reasons why the

New-Year's day, 197—their rea- people of, are ripe for change, 185
son for decorating with evergreens —of the effect of Napoleon's ca.
in winter, 207.

reer upon the military support of
Drummond, Mr , his professorship of the governments of, 185—little

political economy at Oxford, 1. reliance which the governments
Dumas, M., his character, and Frank- of, can place upon their armies,

lin's letter to him, requesting him 186—probability that the issue of
to act as agent of the Committee the contest in, will be favorable
of Correspondence, 460—his appli- to free institutions, 189.
cation to the French ambassador, Everett, Mr. E., his essay on the im-
461--his services, and the reply of portance of scientific knowledge,
the ambassador, 462.

519-quoted, in regard to Fulton,

522_his lecture on the working

men's party, quoted, 523.
Edinburgh Review, article in the 98th

No. of, examined, 122—character
of that article, 134.

England, danger of her present po. Festivals, why more frequent an.

litical condition, 167–circumstan- ciently than now, 195--small num-
ces creating this danger, 168– ber of American, 207.
probability of a convention of the Floralia, what, 201.
people of, to amend the constitu- Filicaja, noticed, 40.
tion, 188.

Fine Arts, test of excellence in the,
English Novel-writing, probable in- 510-reasons why it is desirable

fluence of the, 58-causes of the that they should flourish in this
superiority of the, 59--same sub- country, 511--what kind of profi-
ject again noticed, 75.

ciency most desirable, 512_of
Essay on Population, Malthus's, ex- landscape and portrait painting,

amined, 3-quoted, 3, 4, note. 513.
Exhibition of Paintings, [See Athe. Finch, Capt., his directions to his
næum Gallery.]

crew, on visiting the Washington
Europe, prospect of reform in, 154- Islands, 490—his judicious con-

certain revolutions in, 155—of the duct, 506.
war in, predicted by Mr. Canning, Fire-works, account of the earliest
156_beginning of this war, 157 use of, 210.

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