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GRICULTURE and Husbandry, Review Botanical Information
of Books on

498 Boulton, Mr. his Patent for raising Water 294
Agricultural Report, for January
8 Brewing, Query on

25
February 158 Brothers, the Prophet, to the Lord Chancellor
March
223

363
April
307 Budgets, Account of, for 1798

383
May
368 Burke, Mr. on the Learning of

87
June
484
Anecdote of

23
Abernathy, Mr. his Mode of ventilating Ships Bute, Anecdute of

197
176 Cappe, Mrs. on Charity Schools for Girls

319
Albergari Capacelli, Anecdotes of 206

on Female Benefit Societies

240
America, Literary Intelligence from 371. Caporelli, Anecdotes of

206
-, a Tour in

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

23 Catholicism, Verses on the Abolition of 367
Amsterdam, House of Correction at, described Catulus, an Imitation of an Ode of 209
422 Chairs, a Patent for making

294
Ancients, imitated by Milton

84 Charity-schools, Books proper for
Anecdotes, relative to Spain

96 Char'emont house, in Dublin, an Account of 431
original -- Sce: he several Names- Chemifry, on t e new Theory of 159
43, 124, 197, 359 Chemical Intelligence

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

165
Annales de Chimie, No 71
134 Circulating Medium, on

419
Antiquity, on the Fables of
9 Clasical Literatare, Review of Books on

494
Aramie Language, two Dialects of 245 Coins, Observations on. by Mr. Dyer. 26, 542
Arancology, Account of
53 College of Fran e, Proceedings of

58
Aristotle, Wakefield. on a Polage in

“ Communion of S.ints," what is meant by
Emendada ima

that Expression
Ashby-de-la-Zouch; Delaiption of : .:07: Commerce, Manufactures, &c. Report on the
Aspect, on the Accentofahat Word

_327,
Siare of

480
Atmospherical Phenomenar at fånigh. 194 Cottager, an Account of an industrious one isi
Banbury described
37 Coventry described

38
Bankruptcies, List of For Rprit, 1798. 308 Coxe, Mr. a Mistake of his corrected

424
Day;
39 Cromwell, Anecdote of

359
fune,
465 Culture of Wale Lands, on the

90
Bank Notes, on forged ones

413
Cuit vation of Walte Lands,

269
--, Queries on forged ones 130 Cyveilioc, his Welch Poctiy

105
Directors on their Conduct 104 Debi, Nacional, reply to Bishop Watson on 265
Bankruptcies, Table of, from 1748 to 1797 Deity, Names of the

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

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

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

255
Beddoes, Dr. on Nitrous Acid

Dileales in London, Account of, in January 63
Bell's Anato ny, Dr. Parry on

February 140
Benefit Societies, on

4

March 222
Beneval Colliery, an in enious Mode of convey-

April 299
ing the Waggons there
390

381
Bernardino de Rerolledo, Anecdotes of

June
Biblical Fra ment a
129 Disfentes, on Subscriptions among

30
Biondi, an Account of
328 Draining, on

259
Biography, Review of Books on

493, 515
-of marry Grounds, Plan for

7
Birmingham, ,de cribed
39 Drama, the Review of Books of

507
Defence of

404 Dramatic Compostion, on
Bleaching Liquor, a Patent for making 217 Dress, Highland. Origin of

401
of Paper, Patent for
49 Dublin, an Account of

430
L quor, Oblervations on

314 Dyer. Mr. on English Versification
Bohan Upas. whether there be such a Plant 430

to Mr. Aikin

I21
Books, proper for Charity Schools

320
on Coins

542
, on English Verse

83 Earthen-ware, Patent for plating of 50
--, proper for Charity Schools
87 Education, Review of Books on

509
Botany-bay Eclogue

41 Education, on

Education

on the

98

55
348

May

196

456

436

114, 260

167

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Education National, Plan of

26 Italians, Account of eminent ones living 206
Electricity, Animal, a Prize nffered for an Eflay

Literature, on

108
241 Italy-lee Public Affairs.
Elkington, on draining
259 Jack o'the Green,” Origin of

333
Engraving on Wood, Remains on un John'on, Dr. a Doubt respecting an Eslay of his
Enquirer, the, No. 15

186
Errol, Earl of, Account of him

463

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

Apothesis of Milton

31
Elmond, Dr. Account of his Execution

479

Robt. Sonnet on the Death of 288
Ezekiel, on the Author of the Poeme aferibed Jones, Paul, original I.etter of

283
139 Ki gof Pruffia, two Letters of the

195
Fables of Antiquity, on the

9 - James the sixth of Scotland, to Queen
Fielding and Switt a Remark respecting 285 Elizabh

362
Fine Arts. Accuunt of Rooks on
496 Klopfiock, Anecdotes of

280
Finance, Review of Books on

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

245
Flame, Lord, Memoirs of

416

- 0Natural History, on the 110
Fleming. Dr to Dr. Furneaux
363 Larn r, Dr. to Dr. Fleming

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

499
Foreign Scientific I telligence and Literature Ledbury anal. Account of the opening 314

53, 54, 423, 528 Lcii estershire, in the Agriculture of 190
Forster, John Reinhold, Life of

403
Obiervations upon

107
Forter, George, Account of
361 Legend of Taliese

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

271
France-see Public Affairs.

Lewis, Father, on the Cure of the Plague 253
French Literature, Retrospect of 532, 540 Lifting, Custom of in Lancashire, inquired into
Funds, Public Price of
146, 68

274
Garrick, Mr. bis Birth-place

409 Linwood, Miss, Verses on her Needle-work
Garratt, Thomas, Account of
226

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

512,522

51. 131, 210, 289, 370, 433, 528
, on Translations from the

399
Fecundity, on

286
Literaiure, Account of

282 Literature, German, Half-yearly Retrospect of
Character, on the
1,3

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-

Rullian, Danish, and German, Ac-
fended against him

count of

441, 512
-, on English Style, examined

on the Irish and Scots
Goldons, Anecdotes of

124
Spanish, Account of

214, 522
Government of the Chinese, on the

16;
on the Revival of

99
Grace in Composition, on
438 Lottery, Evils from a l’rize in the

163
Grass Seeds. on the Method of sowing of 272 Lupercio, Sonnets by

12
Gray, Mr. on Subtitutes for Bark 272 Maniages and Deaths, in and near London,
Gray's Elegy, Greek Version of

in January
Greae-Britain—See Purlic Affairs.

-February

147
Grounds, mathy, a Plan for draining of 7

March

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 Aftronomy, Account of Books
Hiftory, Review of Books on
Horace, Translation of an Ode of
203 Matrimony, on

322
Horneman, the Traveller, Account of 449 Mawbey, Sir Joseph, Account of

473
Hous, an's Tour, continued

42S, 35 Medicine and Phynology, Account of Books on
House of Commons, Mr. Erskine on 247, 418

500, 519
Hurlothrumbo, Memoirs of the Author of 415 Mercury, an Experiment on the Congelati in of
Ideas, Abstract on the Personification of
407

29
Inoculation, German Enablishment for 342 Metaphysics, Review of Books on

SOS
Indians, Welsh, an Inquiry after
16I Metronariston defended

19
India Rubber, Electric Property of

Milton's Imitations of the Ancients 84
Institute, National, Account or

Apothesis of

31
-, Proceedings of 56 Miscellanies, Review of Books of

510
John of Ravenna, Account of

1oo

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

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

her Letters

326
Moon,

512, 528

426

12

412

321

-69

306

387

461

483, 513

on

497, 518

21
446

148

285

338

cale

382

138

May

I N D E X
Moon, Opinion of the Ancients respecting the Philosophical Lectures in Glasgow 274

267 Pinkerton, Mr. on the Iconographia Scotica 82
Moor, Profesor, his Essay on the Greek Prepo- Pelletier, Biographical Notice of
fitions
414 Personification, of Abstract Ideas on

407

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 Plague, on Oil, as a Cure for

253

National Institute in Paris, Account of its Pro- Plagiarism againk Mr. Lefie confidered 95"

ceedings

291

detected

28

National Debt, on the

177, 419.

Port-folio, No. 8.

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 110

Portraits of Illustrious Persons in Scotland, ac-

Needles, a Patent for making

444

count of that work

Newlpapers, Rhapsody on

Ś Prebendaries, on
Nicolas, Aneedotes of

282 Priestley, Dr. on the new Theory of Chemistry

Nightingale, Ode to

208

159

Nitrous Acid, on
86, 161 Prize, for a Medical Effay

241

its Effects in the Venereal Dirn Printing, unnecessary Expence in

28

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

195

Account of

191

Public Affairs, State of, in January 65

Novels and Romances, Review of new 508

February 141

Oak Bark, Substitutes for

213

March

223

Occurrences, Provincial, with Marriages and

April

300

Deaths, in January

71

May

February

149

June

457

March

229

Publications, new, Lists of, in January 1798 59

April

309

-Februray

390

March

220

June

466

April 297

Oil, a Cure for the Plague

253

-May 377

Opoflum, Virginian, detcr.bed

-Jane 453
Orthography, on the improvement of 89 Punctuation, on

411
425 Pursuits of Literature, Criticisms on that Work
Oftend, attacked by the English
$14

246

Pantheons, Observations on Publications to Pyrophori, on the Inflammation of

called

9 Quakers, their Tenets explained

252

Parry, Dr. ,on Bell's Anatomy

on their Tencts

327

Parliamentary Proceedingsomfee Public Afairs. Ravenna, John of, Account of 100, 104

Paradise, where fituated

3 Reading Societies, on

16

Patiport, ficm King James 6th of Scotland 363 Rebolledo, Anecdotes of
Patents, new Account offee them under the jca Relationhip, on the Tie of

410
veral Heads-- 40, 135, 2:7, 294, 374,444 Retrospect of Dometic Literature

483, 512
Paul Jones, original Letter of
283 Robin, Verles to a

442
Platina, Experiments on
216 Kobilon, Professor, Miftatements by him

3

Plato, Incredulity of his Atlantic History 265 Rockingham, Marquis, a Busto oi him 432

Plays, Ital an, Account of iome

206 Roman Coins found

229

Peets, compared with Discoveries in Philosophy

Helmet found

311
117 Rome, taken by the French--fee Public Afairs

Poetry of Spair, on the

224

Account of

275 Ropes, Patent for making

444

Review of Books on

505
Rota Ciub, Account of the

325

originai, in January

46 Sacrament, the, an ancient Jewith Rite 406

February

122 Saltpelie, 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

Peland, Anecdotes of the late King of 200 Schcol, an Establishment of a Country one .256
Holicos, Review of Books on

Scots and Irish Literature, on the

413
Holitical Economy. Review of Books on 485 Ships, Mode of ventilating of

176

Pun atowski, King of Poland, Accountof 200 Siddons, Mrs. Verses on

443

Philotechnical Society, Account of its fitsing Sliceous Incrustations, on

334

133

Similes, from Homer, Virgil, &c.

Philology, Review of Books on

495

of Homer, Virgil, and Milton 187

Philosophers, compared with Poets 317 Snail, an Animal of Prey

329

348

196

436, 514

II2

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