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Forests, spontaneous, of cold countries, how propagated, 359.
Foxes, Icelandic, fingular device to rob the crows nefii, 340.
French literati, their ignorance of foreign languages, 493--disingenu-
ously avail themselves of the discoveries of their neighbours, ibm
their method of depreciating the works of foreigners, 494.
Fund, sinking, gradual operation of, 479-inaccuracy of Bishop Wat-
son's idea of the nature of, 480.
Garnet, table of the analyses of varieties of, 304.
Gassendi, is witness of the fall of a stone from the heavens, 387.
Geddes, Dr, parentage and education of, 376-accepts the charge of
a Catholic congregation in the county of Banff, 377--causes of his
removal from thence, ib. is appointed chaplain to the Imperial Am-
bassador at London, 378_publishes a prospectus of his translation of
the Bible, 381--his death, 382-general remarks on his translation,
ib.—his character by Mr Good, 384.
Genitive cafe, Latin, on the ancient form of, 65.
Godwin's Life of Chaucer, expectations raised by the title of, 437–disa
appointed on a perusal, 438-scanty information concerning the pro.
per subject of the work, ib.--device of the author to swell out his
volumes, ib._remarks on the execution of the plan, 443-mof the
style, 450. -
Gold, effects of different alloys in deftroying the ductility of, 453–fpce
cific gravities of, when alloyed with different metals, 454-changes
produced in the bulk of, by different mixtures, ib.-general conclu.
fions, ib.-comparative effects of friction upon, 455. .
Geography, attractive and popular nature of the science of, 67-little
cultivated on the Continent, ib. -
German literature seldom fairly appreciated in our country, 343-causes
which formerly obstructed its progress, 344.
Giants' Causeway, M. Pietet's description of, 291.
Gibbon the historian, defects of his style, 373.
Gmelin, route of his journey through the Russian Empire, 147.
Government, upon what principles founded, 176.
, republican, in what circumstances of a ftate it is most suite
Guldenfaedt, route of his travels through the Rullan dominions, 147."
Happiness, method of measuring the quantity of, enjoyed, 293.
Haiy, M, his inveftigation of the rhomboidal figure of the fragments
of calcareous spar, 45—his distribution of minerals, 49-innovations
in the nomenclature, &c. of mineralogy, 50--inducernents to, ex-
amined, simgeneral character of his work, 56.
Heat, latent, a discovery of De-Black's, 11 - unjustly claimed by De
Vol. III, NO. 6,
Hernia, Dr Monro's definition of, 138.
History, English, remarks on the Anglo-Saxon period of, 361.
-, modern, directions for writing, 488.
Holland, progressive geography of, 71.
Humour, Professor Millar's definition of, 179—why not productive of
the same degree of respect to the possessor as wit, 180-to what the
great exuberance of humour in English writers is to be ascribed, ib.
Hunter, Dr, specimens of his talents for annotation, 61-dissertation on
the ancient form of the Latin genitive case, 65.
Iceland, anciently a seat of learning, 135-temperature of the weather,
ib.-diseases, 336-houses, ib.-food of the inhabitants, 337-em-
ployments and amusements, 338-grand natural scenery, 339-cu-
rious device of the foxes to rob the crows nefts, 340_general cha-
racter of the inhabitants, 341-agriculture, ib.-decay of popula.
Idicts, formerly kept by great men for the sake of diversion, 179.
Ilverevalle, or roaring mountain, a natural curiosity in Iceland, 341.
Insanity, notional, nature of, 282.
tron, account of the descent of a mass of, from the heavens, in the Eait
Indies, 397-----part of it forged into a sabre, &c. ib.
Karamjin, Mr, one of the class of sentimental travellers, 321_cursory
ketch of his tour, 322--reflection on a mad philosopher, 326.
Keir, Mr, first observes the rhomboidal figure of the fragments of cal-
careous spar, 45.
Labour, mechanical, effects of the subdivision of, 175.
Lally, Tolendal, M. anecdote of, 58.
Language, change in that of any science when rendered necessary, 99.
Lavoisier, M. conduct of, towards Dr Black, 21-objections to his
doštrine concerning the extrication of light and heat, &c. 24.
Laws in the infant age of society teach economics, 338_exemplified
in the Icelanders, ib.
Learning once cultivated in Iceland, 335.
Levè, a stupendous work of antiquity in France, defcribed, 77.
Lichtenberg, M. some account of, 346_his description of a certain class
of German authors, 348-sentiments with regard to phyfiognomy,
349—on the German mode of education, 351-on the philosophy
of Kant, 352.
Lisle, M. le Abbé de, inquiry into his merit as a poet, 26–in what
respects he has deviated from the common style of French poetry, 18
-of his . Malheur et Pitié,' 31-extracts from, 33.
Loans, Government, negociated at a disadvantage, 478.
Lopetchin, route by which he travelled through the Russian dominions,
Louis XVI. letters of, 217.
Luc, M. de, claims the discovery of the existence of latent heat, 21
Mahomet, proof of the superiority of his doctrines to the African super-
Manners, refined, alterations which have taken place by the introduce
tion of, 179.
Masquerading, whence the practice of, arose, 179.
Materialism, what class of authors chiefly supporters of the doctrines
Metaphysician, labours of, compared to those of the grammarian, 276.
Mice, their manner of crossing rivers in Iceland, 340.
Millar, Professor, merits as a lecturer and an author compared, 154
distinguishing feature of his intellect, 155-~a leading principle of,
157-his political opinions, 158-curious extract from his works
with regard to the Scotish Parliament, 163_remarks on the charac-
ter of the Scots, 166-to what circumstances of a state a republican
government is best adapted, 169—character of James VII. 172-
eulogium on the Prince of Orange, ib.
Mineralogy greatly improved by the discoveries in chemistry, 42.
Mirabeau, character of, 490.
Moon, poflibility of bodies being projected from, within the sphere of
the earth's attraction, 400—principal objection to, 401.
Mythology, heathen, discoveries made in, by Messrs Bryant and Clarke,
430—their curious plan of analyzing, 431.
Nature, sublime appearances of, in Iceland, 339.
Newton, chief characteristics of, as a philosopher, 5-remarkable ana-
logy between, and Dr Black, 6.
Nomenclature, advantages of a systematic plan of, in science, 100.
- changes in that of the new edition of the Edinburgh Phar-
. . o
Oceans, Indian and Pacific, limits assigned to, by Mr Pinkerton, 74.
Odin, the northern hero, conjectures concerning the æra, &c. of, 364.
Ordeal, curious species of, practised among the Africans, 359.
Orthography, ancient Scotish, some remarks on, 204.
Pallas, Professor, route of his travels through the Russian dominions,
147-abstract of his account of the Crimea, 148.
Pharmacopeia, Edinburgh, when first published, 457–subsequent edi-
tions of, ib.- advantages and disadvantages of its frequent republica-
tion compared, 458-- list of fimples rejected from the late edition, ib.
of those added, 459-changes, additions, &c. in the preparations,
460- in the arrangement, 461-in the nomenclature, 462.
Pbilosopber, Scotish, idea entertained of by the learned in England, 156.
Pbiljopby, inductive, whether capable of being applied with advantage
to the science of mind, 272.
Pbenicians, the earlieft maritime nation, 432-extent of their naviga.
Pbxfiogr.omy, remarks on, by M. Lichtenberg, 349.
Piact, M. what the obje&t of his travels, 287-cursory view of, 288-
instances of the kindness and generosity of the Scots, 289-soliloquy
on being about to cross over to Ireland, 291_description of the
Giants Causeway, ib.-visit to Mr Edgeworth, 292_mode of mea.
suring happiness, 293.
Pinkerton's geography, topics discussed in, 69–progressive geography
of Holland, 71-chief, historical epochs of Switzerland, 72-in what
respects he has deviated from the plan of former geographers, 73-
limits affigned by him to the Indian and Pacific Oceans, 74-to Aul-
tralasia and Polynefia, 7 -omissions and errors he has fallen into, 76
-causes assigned for the decrease of population in Spain disputed, 77.
Piracy, anciently not dishonourable in the northern nations of Europe,
Plan for a compendium of modern discovery, 431.
Patical extracts, from De Lille's · Malheur et Pitie,' 33—from the
works of Mr Cambridge, 50-- from Warton's history of poetry, 1!3
- from Amadis de Gaul, 118, &c.—from Dr Cririe's Scotish scene-
ry, 329, &c.
Polynesia, proposed as the general name for the islands in the Pacific,
74-limits affigned to, by Mr Pinkerton, 75.
Pepulation, causes of the decay of, in Iceland, 342.
Preparations, lifts of those omitted, added, &c. in the new edition of
the Edinburgh Pharmacopæia, 460.
Proteus, arguments for his being the same with the Jofeph of Scripture,
Publications, new, quarterly lift of, 253, 498.
Purta, society in Africa, account of, 359.
Luartz, Mr Emmerling's description of, 298.
Reid, Dr, some account of his life, 269-in his youth admitted the Q-
pinions of the sceptical philosophy, 270-character of, by Mr
Republic, in what cases that form of government may be moft eligible,
Robifon, Professor, how his acquaintance with Dr Black commenced, 3
- his sketch of the Doctor's character, &c. 6.
Romance, earliest tales of, written in verse, 112—when begun to be
composed in prose, 113-in what particulars the metrical differed
from the prose romances, 116–coarse style of the early romances,
Scotilla philosopher, idea entertained of, by the learned in England, 156.
Scotland, curious paffage concerning the Parliament of, 163-delinea-
tion, &c. of the national character, 166.
Schweighauser's emendations of Athenæus, cursory view of, 187.
Shem, supposed the progenitor of the Indians, 429.
Sidonians, origin and gradual progress of navigation among them, 432.
Sierra Leone, method of clearing the lands in the neighbourhood of,
356-instance of barbarous courtesy among the natives, 357-trade,
dress, &c. 358—Mahometan and Pagan inhabitant contrafted, ib.
curious species of ordeal, 359-account of the Purra society, ib.
Simples, lists of those rejected from and introduced into the new edition
of the Edinburgh Pharmacopæia, 458.
Sneddon, or Snowden, an old name of Stirling Castle, fanciful etymolo-
gy of, 207.
Soul, new argument for the immortality of, 95.
Spain, reasons assigned by Mr Pinkerton for the decrease of population
in, 77-north-west corner of, inhabited by a race of people, distinct,
&c. from the other inhabitants, 75.
Spar, calcareous, rhomboidal figure of the fragments of, observed by
Mr Keir, 45-investigation of, extended by M. Haüy, ib.
Stones, fall of, from the heavens, a popular belief in most countries, 387
-initances of, authenticated, by Gassendi, ib.—at Emesham and the
neighbourhood of Verona, 388—near Pont de Velle, 389--at Lucè,
ib.-near Agen, 390~-in Yorkshire, ib.-near Benares, in the East
Indies, 391–-near Bordeaux, 392-general conclusions from thence,
ib.—analysis, &c. of several of the stones, 393-analogy between
them and the masses of native iron found in some countries, 396-
inquiry into their probable origin, 398-objections to their being
formed in the earth by lightning, or projected by volcanoes, &c. ib.
. -a more plausible hypothesis, 399:
Talicfjeni, said to be bard to the king of Scandinavia, 363-reasons for
doubting the truth of, ib.
Turtars, character of the different classes of, in the Crimea, 149.
Titan, etymology of the name, 317.
Tournaments, æra of their invention, 369.
Travellers, sentimental, remarks on, 321.
Turgot, M. saying of, 271.'
Turner, Mr, plan and arrangement of his history of the Anglo-Saxons,
363-conjectures concerning the æra, &c. of Odin the northern he-
ro, 366-attempts in his Ityle to imitate Mr Gibbon, 372-example
of the defects of, 373.
Venetians, conjectures concerning their origin, 369.
Virgil, emendations of some passages of, 61,