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nation, which, in a certain degree hath enlarged the public understanding. HERE,
too, are preserved a multitude of useful hints, observations, and facts, which other-
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of each year.

GENERAL INDEX.

The folios of the eight pages following p. 80 are misprinted.

A short mystery

57

LEGEND

266 Coroner's inquest trial in England,
190
origin of

166
Aerial ascent
168 Covering for houses, &c.

48
Africa

56 Copper sheathing of vessels, preser-
America, South

vation of

89
North
11 Cricket match, curious

408
American books
143, 201, 269 Crushing and washing lead

208
Anecdote

88, 167, 208, 238 Cuffs and blows among different na-
Anecdote of Voltaire
407 tions, various uses of

82
Anecdotes of Dartneuf
247 Cultivation of the strawberry 301

486
Antonias, the ; a tale of the south 234, 290 Curious amputation
Antiquities
86 Custom at Coventry

248
Artificial tortoise-shell
127 Curious wheel-lock musket

87
Armour
325 Cuvier's fossil remains

169
Astrology

84
Astronomy
488 Dandy's complaint, the

335
Austrian etiquette
167 Deluge, the

48
Autobiography of Mansie Wauch 196, 217, Desultory thoughts on fashion and

478
beauty

419
Dexterous theft, a

127
Bar, the
118, 278 Diamond of the desert, the

276
Beards
252 Distant relations

231
Beauty-training; or, hints to the Disadvantages of being tall

235
ladies

399
Diving bell, the

327
Blind man's dog, the

163 Discourse on the eridences of reveal-
Botanic garden, the ; notice of 440

ed religion

33
Botanical experiment
486 Drama, the

455
Bricks of modern Babylon, the 356 Drinking healths

167
British cashmere, patent for

165
British India
Brother Jonathan ; or, the New En- Elasticity of stature

322
glanders
40 Elliston, Mr

46
Brown (Charles Brockden) memoirs of 238 England

49
Broad bint and proper rebuke 128 Entering the army

206
Burmah oath of allegiance

288 Euonomy, or; the art of novel writing 403
Caterpillars, migration of
250 Fair rivals, the

152
Chance
164 Fashions, on

29, 71, 103
Channing, Rev. W. E.

33 Fashion and beauty, desultory
Church-yard reveries
18 thoughts on

419
Chess, the game of
367 Female talkativeness

47
Civilization
223 Fino engraving

48 -
Colonel O'Kelly's parrot, and John Flowers

350
West's daw
390 Foot race

88
Contagionists and non-contagionists 125 Fossil remains, Cuvier's

169
Coal and oil gas, illuminating power of 329 France

14
Convict, the, part I.
414 French post horses

44
Cockney voyage, a
427 Frivolity of fashionable manners

220

126 Duelling

53

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