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GRICULTURE and Husbandry, Review Botanical Information
of Books on

498 Boulton, Mr bis Patent for raising Water 294
Agricultural Report, for January

8 Brewing, Query on
February 158 Brothers, the Prophet, to the Lord Chancellor
March
228

363
April
309 Budgets, Account of, for 1798

383
May
398 Burke, Mr. on the Learning of

87
June

484 --- Anecdote of
Abernethy, Mr. his Mode of ventilating Ships Bute, Anecdote of

197
176 Cappe, Mrs. on Charity Schools for Girls

319
Albergati Capacelli, Anecdotes of 206

on Female Benefit Societies 240
America, Literary Intelligence, from 371 Caporelli, Anecdotes of

206
, a Tour in

329 Carotids, on the Compression of
American States, Account of

23 Catholicism, Verles on the Aboition of 367
Amsterdam, House of Correction at, described Catulus, an Imitation of an Ode of

209
42.2 Chairs, a Patent for making

294
Ancients, imitated by Milton
84 Charity-schools, Books proper for

87
Anecdotes, relative to Spain

96 Charlemont bouse, in Dublin an Account of 431
-, original - See the several Names Chemiftry, on the new Theory of
435 124, 197, 359 Chemical Intelligence

293
Anjou Cabbage, Account of
470 Chinese Government, on the

365
Annales de Chimie, No. 71
134 Circulating Medium, on

419
Antiquity, on the Fables of

9 Claflical Literature, Review of Books on 494
Aramie Language, two Dialects of 245 Coins, Observations on, by Mr. Dyer. 26, 542
Araneology, Account of

53 College of France, Proceedings of 58
Aristotle, Wakefield on a Passage in 239

« Communion of Suints," what is meant by
Emendation in
180 that Exprction

166
Alhby-de-la-Zouch, Description of 107 Commerce, Manufactures, &c. Report on the
Aspect, on the Accent of that Word

327
Sate of

480
Atmospherical Phenomenon at Edinburgh 194 Cottager, an Account of an induftrious one isi
Banbury described
37 Coventry described

38
Bankruptcies, List of for April, 1798 308 Coxe, Mr. a Miftake of his correEted
- May,
389 Cromwell, Anecdote of

359
june,
465 Culture of Waste Lands, on the

90
Bank Notes, on forged ones

413 Cuit vation of Wafte Linds, on the 269
, Queries on forged ones 180 Cyveilioc, his Welch l'oetiy

105
Directors, on their Conduct 104 Debt, National, reply to Buhop Watson on 265
Bankruptcies, Table of, from 1748 to 179; Deity, Nanzes of the

402
170 Defence of R. M. C.
Bards, Welih, a Proclamation for a Meeting of “ Derry Down," Derivation of

333
157 Dialogue between Louis 16th and Charles ift
Bark, on Substitutes for
272

351
Barber, Captain, Discoveries by 373 Dialogue-writing, on the Disuse of

255
Beddoes, Dr. on Nitrous Acid

55 Diteates in London, Account of, in January 63
Bell's Anatomy, Dr. Parry on

February 140
Benefit Societies, on

4

March
Beneval Colliery, an ingenious Mode of convey-

April 299
ing the Waggons there
35,0

381
Bernardino de Rebolledo, Anecdotes of

196

June

456
Biblical Fragment, a.

98

343

222

May

129
Difienie's, on Subscriptions among

30
Biondi, an Account of
328 Daining, on

259
Biography, Review of Books on 193, 515

of marshy Grounds, Plan for

7
Birmingham, de cribed
30 Drama, the leview of Books of

507
- Defence of
404 Dramatic Compostion, on

436
Bleaching Liquor a Patent for making 217 Dreis, Highland. Origin of

401
of Paper, Patı nt for
49 Dublin, an Account of

430
Liquor, Observations on
3:4 Dyer. Mi. on English Versification

114, 260
Bohan Upas, whether there be such a Plant 430

tQ.!!. Aikin
Books, proper for Charity Schools

320
on Coins

542
, on English Verle
83 Earthen-waie, Patent for plating of

50
-- proper for Charity Schools 87 Education, Review of Books on

309
Botany-bay Eclogue
41 Education, on

167.
Education

1 2 I

I N D E X.

332

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Education National, Plan of

26 Italians, Account of eminent ones living 206
Ele&tricity, Animal, a Prize offered for an Essay

Literature, on

ros
241 Italy-aloe Pail.c Affairs.
Elkington, on draining

259 " jack o'the Green,” Origin of
Engraving on Wood, Remarks on 1 John on, Dr. a Doubt respecting an EBay of his
Enquirer, the, No. 15

785
Errol, Earl of, Account of him

463

Stage-coach Anecdote of him .. 81
Erkine, Mr. on the House of Commons 247

Apothesis of Milton

31
Esmond, Dr. Account of his Execution 479

Robt. Sonnet on the Death of
Ezekiel, on the Author of the Poems aseribed Jones, Paul, ori inal Letter of

281
189 Ki gof Prussia, two Letters of the
Fables of Antiquity, on the

9 ames the sixth of Scotland, to Queca
Fielding and Swift, a Remark respecting 285 Elizabeth
Fine Arts, Account of Books on
4.6. Klop ock, Anecdotes of

280
Finance, Review of Books on

484 Langhanse, Mrs. on her Monument 166
Fitzgerald, Lord Edward, Account of 478 Language, Aramic, two Dialects of

245
Flane, Lord, Memoirs of

of Natural History, on the 119
Fleming, Dr. to Dr. Furncaux
363 Lardner, Dr. to Dr. Fleming

364
Flood, Mr. Account of his MS
174 Law, Review of Books on

439
Foreign Scientific Intelligence and Literature Ledbury Canal Account of the opening 314

53, 54, 423, 528 Leicestershire, on the Agriculture of 190
Forster, John Reinhold, Life of
403

107
For ler, George, Account
361 Legend of Taliesen

34
Forgeries on the Bank, how to prevent 4, 22 Lethington-house, Account of

271
France-lee Public Affairs.

Lewis, Father, on the Cure of the Plague 753
French Literature, Retrospect of $32, 540 Lifring, Custom of in Lancashire, inquired into
Funds, Public, Price of
146 68

274
Garrick, Mr his Birth-place

409 Linwood, Miss, Verses on her Needle-work
Garratt, Thomas, Accout of
2:6

287
German Literarure, Half-yearly Retrospect of Literary and Philosophical Intelligence

512, 522

51, 131, 210, 289, 370, 433, 528
on Trandations from the

399
Fecundity, on

286
Literature, Account of

282 Literature, German, Halí-yearly Retrospect of
Character, on the

512
Gibraltar, a Description of

243

Domestic,
Glasgow, Account of Philosophical Lectures

483 512
there

274

Foreign,
Gloss, Patent for making

50
Godwin, Mr. the Character of a Tradesman de-

Ruffian, Danish, and German; Ac.
fended against him

count of

441, 512
-, on Engliih Style, examined

on the Irish and Scots

412
Goldons, Anecdotes of

124

Spanish, Account of 214, 522
Government of the Chinese, on the 165

on the Revival of

99
Grace in Composition, on
438 Lottery. Evils from a Prize in the

163
Grass Seeds, on the Method of sowing of 272 Lupercio, Sonnets by
Gray, Mr. on Substitutes for Bark 272 Marriages and Deaths, in and near London,
Gray's Elegy, Greek Version of

321
in January

69
Great-Britain-- See Public Affairs.

February
Grounds, marshy, a Plan for draining of

Mirch

225
Gypsum, Use of as a Manure

372. -April
Heat, Average of the greatest of the Year 17972 -May
Henry on Nitric Acid

88 June
Highland Dress, Origin of

401 Mathematics and Astronomy, Account of Books
Hiftory, Review of Books on
Horace, Translation of an Odc of
203 Matrimony, on

3:2
Horneman, the Titavelies, Account of 449 Manbey, Sir Joseph, Account of

473
Hour ran's Tour, continued 428, 35 Medicine and Phynology, Account of Books ja
House of Commons, Mr. Erskine on 247, 418

SCO. 519
Hurlothrumbo, Memoirs of the Author of 415 Mercury, an Experiment on the Congelati n of
Ideas, Abstract on the Personification of

407
Inocularion, German Efablishment for 342 Metaphysics, Review of Books on

sos
India is, Wellh, an Inquiry after

161 Metronaritton defended
India Rubber, Electric Property of

Milton's Imita'ions of the Ancients
Intitute, National, Account of

, Apothesis of
-, Proceedings of 56 Miscellanies, Review of Books of

510
John of Ravenna, Account of

100

Monument of Mrs. Langhan's, on the 166
Ireland, a Tour in

17,346, 430 Montague, Lady Wortley, on the Publication of
jes Public Affairs.

her Letters

326
- Moon,

512, 528

426

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508

213

220

April

I N D E X.
Moon, Opinion of the Ancients respecting the Philosophical Lectures in Glasgow

267 Pinkerton, Mr. on the Iconographia Scotica 82
Moor, Professor, bis Essay on the Greek Prepo- Pelletier, Biographical Notice of 148
sitions

414 Personification, of Abstract Ideas on 401
Mountjoy, Lord, Account of

479 Perouse, La, his

Voyage published 445
Musical Publications, Review of

Peru, Physical Geography of

119
62, 136, 218, 295, 375,451 Plaque, on Oil, as a Cure for

253
National Institute in Paris, Account of its Pro. Plagiarism against Mr. Leslie confidered 95
ceedings

291
detected

28
National Debt, on the
177, 419 Port-folio, No. 8.

285
Natural History and Philosophy, Review of

of a Man of Literature, extracts from
Books on
495, 516

365
-, Currection of Errors in
339

128
on the Language of

Portraits of Illustrious Persons in Scotland, ac-
Needles, a Patent for making

444
count of that work

82
Newspapers, Rhapsody on

Ś Prebendaries, on
Nicolas, Anesdotes of

282 Priestley, Dr. on the new Theory of Chemistry
Nightingale, Ode to
208

159
Nitrous Acid, on
86, 161 Prize, for a Medical Essay

241
its Effects in the Venercal Dif. Printing, unnecefiary Expence in
eare,

Problem, a Philosophical one proposed 17
Northamptonshire, Tour through 277 Prullia, Letter of the King of

195
Account of

191

Public Affairs, State of, in January 65
Novels and Romances, Review of new

February 141
Oak Bark, Substitutes for

March

223
Occurrences, Provincial, with Marriages and

April

300
Deaths, in January

71

May

382
February
149

June 457
March

229 Publications, new, Lifts of, in January 1798 59
April
309

-Februray

138
May
390

March
June
466

297.
Oil, a Cure for the Plague

253

-Мау

377
Opossum, Virginian, deicribed

- June 453
Orthography, on the Improvement of 89 Punctuation, on

411
425 Pursuits of Literature, Criticisms on that Work
Oftend, attacked by the Erialish
314

246
Pantheons, Observacions on Publications to Pyrophori, on the Inflammation of

20
called
9 Quakers, their Tenets explained

252
Party, Dr. on Bell's Anatomy

348
-- on chcir Tenets

327
Parliamentary Proceedings-jee Public Affairs. Ravenna, John of, Account of 100, 104
Paradise, where fituated
3 Reading Societies, on

16
PaTport, trom King James 6th of Scotland 363 Rebolledo, Anecdotes of
Patuts, new Account 01-fee ikemurder The le Relationship, on the Tic of

410
werel Heads- 49,135, 2:7, 294, 374 444 Retrospect of Domestic Literature

483, 512
Pax Jones, original Letter of
283 Robin, Veises to a

442
Platina, Experiments on
2:6 Robion, Professor, Miftatements by him

3
Plato, Incredulity of his Atlantic History 205 Rockingham, Marquis, a Busto os him 432
Play's, Italian, Account of some
206 Roman Coins found

229
Poe's, compared with Discover jes in Philosoplay Helmet found

311
sin Rome, taken by the French-fee Public Affairs
Po try of Spain, on the

224
Account of
275 Ropes, Patent for making

444
Review of Books on

505
Rota Club, Account of the

325
-, original, in January

40 Sacrament, the, an ancient Jewish Rite 406
February

Salt petre, extraordinary Collection of, in France
March
208

192
April

287 Saunders, Sir Edmund, Anecdote of 366
May
367 Saxon Liberty, on

419
June

442
Schiller, on the Writings of

440
Poland, Ane dotes of the late King of Schcoi, an Establishment of a Country one 256
Politics, Review of Books on

456,
6, 514 Scots and Irish Literature, on the

412
Political Economy, Review of Books on 485 Ships, Mode of ventilating of

176
Poniatowiki, King of Poland, Account of 200 Siddons, Mrs. Verses on

443
Prilotechnical Society, Account of its fitting Siliccous Incrustations, on

334
133 Similes, from Homer, Virgil, &c

II
Philology, Review of Books on

495

of Homer, Virgil, and Milton 387
Philosopters, compared with Poets 317 Snail, an Animal of Prey

329

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