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ACCOUNT of Sir W. Wyndham, Ceremonies, funeral, of the anci-
ent Mexicans, 265.
Chairs, sedan, 181.
Chess player, automaton, 247.
Customs of Maldavians, &c. sin-
60, 61, 77, 78, 93, 94, 110, Dinner, the, 190.
Dog, on the term, 76.
Early rising, 92.
origin of, 194.
Enigmas, 62, 196, 220, 244, 256.
Epigrams, 16, 31, 48, 64, 196,
124, 232' 268.
derivation of, 96.
220, 232, 244, 268, 284.
Fair of Mackarieff, 103.
Fish, musical, 242.
tion of some principal, 11. Franklin, Dr. 45.
Gainsborough, anecdote of, 182.
by Hoar frost, on Windows, 206.
Human life, on, 275.