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Edgeworth, Richard Lovel, memoirs of, 121-character of the work,
122_interesting extracts from, 123-death of his wife, and se-
cond marriage, 134—his kind treatment of a Scotch girl, 135-
his taste for mechanics, 136—his speculations on the Telegraph,
137-mode of educating his children, 138_obtained a seat in
Parliament, ib.-makes his debut in Parliament, 140-goes with
his family to Paris, and result of his comparison of the old and the
new state of that city, 141-account of the change of society in
Ireland, 142_his studies on Education in general, 144.
Education, New Plan of, in England, -the importance of the subject,
214—the inquiries of the Education Committee laid the foundation
of this plan, 215—the information of great value--construction of
the work described, 216—table of the state of education in Enge
land, 217—in Scotland, 219—an absurd statement in the news-
papers, ib.—the benefits of education admitted, ib.-two objec-
tions to the interference of Government in the instruction of the
people, founded on fallacious grounds, 220—the principle of leav-
ing things to themselves, ignorantly urged, 222-extended to an
absurd length, 223-applies only to the education of the rich, 224
-country districts not populous nor rich enough to maintain a
teacher, ib.—even in towns a difficulty occurs, 225—the objec-
tors say, again, trust to private beneficence, if not to the poor
themselves a most fallacious argument, 226_facts, then, are ap-
pealed to, and decide the question, 227—the Tables show the want
of education in England, ib.—state of education in other countries,
228—the labours of the British and Foreign School Society, and
of the National Society, more particularly referred to, 229-their
labours subject to fluctuation, and limited in extent, 230—in what
their usefulness consists, 232—their operations ought to be con-
fined to the metropolis, 233—especially of the British and Foreign
School Society, ib.-a symptom of the aversion of the British So-
ciety to any Parliamentary proceedings connected with education,
235—preceding arguments illustrated in a quotation from · Civil
and Christian Economy,' 236-Mr Brougham's new plan describ-
ed, 239-strong reasons for its connexion with the Church Esta-
blishment, 246—the Dissenter objects to the increased power it
will give to the Church, greatly overrated, 247—fears that all
children will be made Churchmen, 249--contends that the priests
and the bishops have too great sway in it, 250_other objections
considered, 251-confidence in the liberality of Dissenters in ge-
peral, expressed, 253—the interference of the parson and the
bishop recognised in our Scotch scheme, 254.
Farington, Mr, his Memoirs of the Life of Sir Joshua Reynolds, 79
-fallacy of his maxims, 80-his account of the state of art in this
country about half a century ago, 88-chief object of his book, 108.
France, difficulty of tracing the causes of the changes of, 2-division
of property in, and exclusive privileges abolished at the Revolu-
tion, 3-establishments of education in, abolished at the Revolu-
tion, and what afterwards substituted in its place, 4-taxable pro-
perties in, 5-number of trials, condemnations and acquittals for
the whole kingdom of, from 1813 to 1818, with a similar state-
ment for the same years in England, 9-judicial organization of,
10_love of equality in, 11-of whom the army was composed till
the Revolution in, 15-nobility of, how discredited, 16—finance
of, a profound mystery, 17—Hotel Dieu in, description of, 18-
state of, under Louis XVI., 19-character of the Revolution in,
20-sentiments of M. de Pradt concerning, 22-Chamber of De-
puties in, of whom it consists, and how often renewed, 24-a-
mount of the Civil list in, 21-violent controversies in, 25~amount
of voting proprietors in, paying 300 francs, and great preponder-
ance of political power in great proprietors, 26-a republic, how
it would end in, 27—declaration of General Foy respecting, 29—
prejudices in, against the noblesse, ib.—unfavourable results of
the late elections in, to what imputed, 30_immense number of
paupers on the high roads of, 32-dwellings of the agricultural
labourers in, compared with those of the English, 34-who re-
garded as the aristocracy in, 34-liberal institutions by what means
to be encouraged in, 36-doctrinaires in, opinions of, 38—patri-
monial property, how disposed of in, 39-upon whom the esta
blishment of a good government now depends, ib.
French Novels, 372.
Gases, (inflammable), two, the one called olefiant, and the other light
hydrocarburet, are contained, besides other substances, in the pro-
ducts of pit-coal distilled, 431_olefiant gas decomposed in a very
simple and beautiful manner, 433-oil gas the best, but too ex-
pensive, 438—heating powers of gases, ib.-vide Brande.
Governments, are the growth of time, not the invention of ingenuity,
Grattan, high eulogium upon, 337.
Gravity, how the decrease of, from the Equator to the Poles, may
be found, 347-greater than it ought to be by the theory, ib.
Greece, Antient, circumstances in, adverse to writers of tragedy,
271-the attributes, relationships, and characters of the Heathen
Deities, an exhaustless source to the comic poet in, 273—the very
land for Comedy, 274-abuse of the ancient comedy of, by Plu-
tarch, 276-remarks on that species of composition, 310.
Hazlitt, Mr William, Lectures on the Drama, 438-has himself
partly to blame if he has not generally met with impartial justice,
ib.-possesses one noble quality, at least, for the office he has
chosen, 439—some of the causes which have diminished the influ-
ence of the faculties of, originate in his mind itself, these briefly
specified, 440-the present work of, has more of continuity and
less of paradox than his previous writings, 441-combats, in his
first lecture, the notion that Shakespeare's contemporaries were of
an order far below him, ib.—investigates that development of poe-
tical feeling which forms his theme, 442-eulogy by, on that fresh
delight books ever yield us, 444-does not mete the same measure
to Ford as to others, 445-fallacious assumption of, in his criti-
cisin upon that author's Calantha, 446_seventh Lecture very un-
equal, ib.-account by, of Sir Thomas Browne, characteristic of
both, 447—sensations of, on the first perusal of the Robbers, 448.
Herbert, Mr, erroneous persuasion of, respecting plants, 363.
Hogg, Mr, his Jacobite Relics, identifies himself with them, 150—
endeavours to prove that the House of Brunswick are at heart Ja-
cobites, 151-instances of, but refuted, 152—-plan of the work,
154-character of the songs of, 155-cardinal defect of, 156_his
virulent abuse of the constitutional party, 157—Butler's definition
of a Whig quoted by, 159.
Horticultural Society, Transactions of the, 357-an extensive field of
discovery, ib.--the motion of sap in trees, 359-a tendency in
plants to adapt their habits to any climate, ib.-plants admit of
two modes of propagation, 361-progressive influence of decay
upon old varieties of fruit-trees, ib.-hybrid plants from two dis-
tinct species, 363–different varieties of vegetables, when long
propagated, gradually lose some of their good qualities, 365
forcing.houses furnished with heat hy steam, the best form of them,
are comparatively of modern introduction, 366-a Roman peach-
house and grape-house, 367-plants are injured by an excess of
heat in the night, ib.—rust or mildew in wheat, 368-means of
preventing the common white mildew, 369-improvements in train-
ing wall-trces, 370—in France whole villages cultivate one single
sort of fruit, ib.
Howlet, Rev. Mr, his opinion respecting the increase of tithes, 68.
Hudson, Thomas, account of, 90.
Ireland, greatly and long misgoverned, 320- oppressive laws former.
ly respecting the Catholics in, 921—the spirit they engendered
remains, ib.- the law not yet sufficiently relaxed, 322-evils and
dangers in increasing, 323—the treatment of a poor Catholic in,
and the feelings it excites in him towards Protestants, ib.—a root-
ed antipathy in the people of, towards this country, 326—the emi-
gration from, of the rich and powerful, a serious evil, ib.-its at-
tendant, the employment of middlemen, a standing and regular
grievance, 327-facts respecting tumultuous risings in, stated in
1787, 329_-rapid increase of population in, 330-semi-barbarous
by mismanagement and oppression, 333—very little English capi-
tal in consequence travels there, 334-idleness of the Irish labour-
er-an Irishman ploughing, ib.- the Irish character, 335—reme-
dies of the miserable state of, are time and justice, 336-repre-
sentation of, in Parliament, 478.
Kater on Pendulums, 338-chosen by the Royal Society to conduct
an inquiry, his success amply justified them, 339—the Government
no less efficient supporters--the several stations of the survey, ib.
the experiments at these, for example at Unst, 340_seven results
from observations, of the number of vibrations in 24 hours, 341-
their accuracy depends on the steadiness of the transit instrument,
and on the number of stars observed, 342_allowance to be made
for the height above the sea, and for the attraction of the matter
accumulated between these levels, 343—seems to have mistaken
Dr Young's paper on this subject, ib.-one other equation of er-
ror, for the buoyancy of the atmosphere, 944-number of vibra-
tions at all the stations, S45-prepared to ascertain the latitudes
of them all, 346.
Keats's poems, 203--general analysis of, the models of the author in
the Endymion, 204—this poem a test of a native relish for poe-
try, and a sensibility to its charm, 205--something curious in the
way the Pagan mythology is dealt with in, 206--a hymn full of
beauty, 207-picture of the sleeping Adonis, 209--a more classi-
cal sketch of Cybele, 210--the widowed bride's discovery of the
murdered body strikingly given, 211 --lines distinguished for har-
mony and feeling, 212-lively lines to fancy, ib.--the completion
of Hyperion not advised, 213..
Knight, Mr T. A. Vide Horticultural Society.
Lavoisier, the labours of, examined, 403–scientific plagiarism of,
405—the just claims and merits of, 407.
Liberty, remarks on the establishing of, 462—representation of the
people agreed by all men to be necessary to, ib.
Libraries, public, in France, 384—books are not wisdom, ib.-one
of the greatest benefits derived from libraries, 385_their value
destroyed by the invention of printing, ib.-publication after that
Light, curious analogy between the operation of solar and electric,
Madame de Souza, 372--the present state of France not favourable
to the interests of literature, ib.—the notions of sublimity of, ib.
-Chateaubriand himself shows how dangerous it is for a French-
man to meddle with the sublime, 373_Milton and Dryden have
little right to reproach him, in particular, ib.—Adele de Senange,
the story of, 374--in the least popular form, perhaps, 375–Emi-
lie et Alphonse, ib.—Eugenie and Matilde, 376.
Mademoiselle de Tournon, 377–M. Balançon's account of his family
affairs, ib. Marquis de Varambon's interview with the heroine is
happily imagined and described, 378—love follows, of course,
379_varieties of its progress and effects—solitary sufferings of
M. de V. described with fancy as well as pathos, ib.—an alterca-
tion with his brother, a new source of fuel to his jealousy, 380
- wedlock between History and Fiction, 383—but two works to
which this one can properly be compared, ib.
Medicine and Surgery characterized by many by qualities not appro-
Mitchell, Mr T., contradiction of himself of, 275 and 279-confusion
in the reasoning of, 276 and 299—qualifications of, as a transla-
tor, 290—preliminary discourse of, amusing and valuable, 291-
sketch of Grecian education by, 294—delineation of the Sophists
by, 291-effect of their tuition on society, 296–plan of the trans-
lations by, protested against, 303_description of the plot of the
Archanians by, 304—not happy in the dialogue of this drama,
305-a few errors in it noticed, 307-choruses of, are good, ib,
---an account by, of the object of the Knights, a play of a much
higher order, 311—this play a monument of the power, patriot-
ism, and skill of its author, 313—translation of it also superior,
ib. specimens of it, ib.
Mudge, Colonel, 345—a remarkable anomaly appeared to, in mea.
suring an arc of the meridian, 346.
Oxley, Mr John, tour of, in Botany Bay, 422—commences his jour.
ney fram Bathurst, March 1817, 423—from that place through a
fine grazing country, containing limestone, to the river Lachlan,
424_makes towards Cape Northumberland, 18th May—a most
wearisome expedition, ib. again falls in with the river Lachlan,
230 June, 425-obliged to change his direction, 9th July—on the
19th August finds the river Macquarie, 426_description of it, by,
diffused universal joy, 427-another expedition begun on the 5th
of June—in danger from the flow of the river, ib. stopped and
turned back, it does not appear why, 428--gives the name of Cas-
tlereagh to a river, 429—this journey finished at Sydney, 5th No-
vember—the result of the two very singular, ib._statistical tables,
Painters, character of some, 106.
Paris, number of poor in, 32_number of members sent to the Cham-
ber of Deputies by, $3.
Parliamentary Reform, 461-the difficulty, so great at first sight, of
a compromise between two hostile factions, lessened by a closer in.
spection, 464-inquiry as to the demands of the people, 465–
peculiarly difficult to make the supporters of, act as one body, 466
-conditions of a pacific plan of, 467—first article in a wise plan
of, 469-a cursory review of the annals of the House of Commons,
to show that it is a constitutional proposal, ib.—and closed by an
appeal, in confirmation, to two legislative declarations, 473-prin-
ciples of government, 475-maxims often disregarded, and never
rigorously adhered to, 476_but they constitute the principles of
the British constitution, ib.-virtual representation illustrated by
the controversy with America, ib.-doubtful whether the Treaty
of Union took away, in law, the prerogative of granting the
elective franchise, 477—the period of the disuse of it, in one
respect singularly remarkable, 478-the struggles of the Com-
mons for a proportional share of political power, chiefly caused
the civil wars between Charles I. and his Parliament, ib._the
safety of the reform proposed cannot be denied, 479—yet it
will be rejected by many as unnecessary, by others as inadequate,
480-assertions respecting the power of public, remarks on
them, ib.--the elective franchise chiefly valuable as a security for
good government, 481-the main ground for the change is, that it
furnishes the only means of counteracting the growing influence of
the Crown in the House of Commons, 483—that House itself has
need of being strengthened by popularity, 4842nd, we would
have more effectual means adopted for the disfranchisement of de-