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- power, &c., 486-judicious topicks, and perfect treatment of them,

illustrated, 503.
Drama, history of the, 413–some illusion in our feelings in judging

of the great originals, 416-inferiority of their imitators, 417–

caused by the dread of criticism, ib.
Dryden, his imitation of Cowley, 7.
Duties, Irish, rates and amount of, on rum, 531-on wines, 532–

on sugar, tobacco, spirits, malt and tea, 533_admirably illustrate
Mr Vansittart's capacity for managing our financial concerns, ib.

Earthquake, of 1783, destroyed, in three minutes, the monastery of

St Stefano del Bosco, 165—singular traces of, 166—the fate of

the Prince of Scilla, and his vassals, striking, 167.
Edward III., internal frame of the country renovated in the time of,

ΕΙΚΩΝ ΒΑΣΙΛΙΚΗ, history of, 17.
Eloquence, a corrupt and careless, abounds, 82—to be corrected by

the habitual contemplation of the exquisite ancient models, 84.
Entails, remarks upon, 171.
Expenditure of Great Britain, tables of the, 384—proportion of

which took place abroad during the war, enormous, 383.
Family Shakespeare, by T. Bowdler, Esq., highly approved of, 52.
Finance Committee, of 1817, confessed their own wastefulness, 390

—served what purposes, 392—members of, selected on what
principles, 393—mockery thus practised on the country placed
in a striking point of light, 395-originated a measure conducive
to the protection of abuses, 896-good advice of, and how the
Parliament and itself have since acted upon it, 399—just and
forcible remarks by a near observer, 402–conclusion of the drama

very instructive, 404.
France, state of religious parties in, 119—persecutions of the Cal-

vinists in, 124—the criminal enterprise of reviving fanaticism and
intolerance at Nismes, 137—circulars from the Central Committee
of the Secret Government, 149-justice scandalously perverted,

144-opinion of the National Guard, 147.
Freeholders, Scotch, estimate of, in their corporate capacity, 177.
French ministry, may be proved, in two ways, to have connived at

slave trading, 42—account of their inquiries into cases, 44-how
they have received the British Ambassador's representations, 45–
one of the ships of M. de Portal, minister of the Marine, expos-
ed, 46--the Legislature, we trust, will insist on the servants of the

executive government doing their duty, 48.
Furce Caudinæ, position of the, 151.

Gauden, Dr, Bishop of Exeter, pious fraud of, 17—his station of

toil and tenuity,' 18.
Greek Orators, 82-bestowed extreme pains upon their compositions,
84–Demosthenes, 86_his repetitions, 86, et seq.- quotations, 95,
102-3-certain inconsistencies, 97—character of Greek perora-

tions, 92—pronunciation among the ancients, 109.
Greeks, shameful ingratitude towards, on the part of the English Go-

vernment, 515–Athenians praised by Demosthenes for their spirit
of freedom and independence, 495.

High Court of Parliament, constitution of the, 321--relation be-

tween, and the common law juries, 326~-not an isolated court,
333—the right of applying to, for the redress of grievances, not
a modern innovation, 337-owes its supremacy over the crown and
the kingdom to the aristocracy of character, 339—improvements

still required in, 341.
Hume, Mr, the scepticism of, 259_rendered so zealous a partisan of
regal power, by what causes, 260.

Income and expenditure, Tables of, 384_estimates of former years

compared with those of late years, 399.
Italy, South, Tour through, by the Hon. R. K. Craven, 153-entere

taining and instructive, 154--curious particulars of the famous
brothers Vardarelli, 155—the catastrophe of their gang at Foggia,
interesting, 157-late political conduct of the Neapolitans, 160_
Manfredonia, 161-St Angelo, ib.-laughable scenes at Brindisi,
162-emigration of landholders to the Sila, 165-remains of St
Stefano del Bosco, ib.-traces of the earthquake of 1783, seen
in a singular form at Casalnovo and Terranova, 166-remarks on
Murat and his Queen, blameable, 169-subversion of the feudal
privileges of the nobility, ib.--the present restored dynasty deem

confiscation peculiarly sacred, 170--the Carbonari, 151.
Ireland, referred to, for a view of the effect of oppressive taxation

in reducing the revenue, 530—in causing the bellum servile now
raging there, 531-in rendering smuggling popular, 535.

Juries, the Scottish, the presiding Judge selects the individuals of, 179,

181-Mr Kennedy's Bill, 176—the Lord Advocate's opposition
to it lamented for his own sake, ib.-misrepresentations as to the
projected alteration, 182—it introduces ballot and peremptory chal-
lenge, 183—this indisputably the natural cure for the evil, 184
effects of our usage on the parties, 186_attended with two inju-
rious consequences, as to the Jury, 195—the Judge, as affected by
it judicially and personally, 196—with respect to the general cha-
ructer of the administration of criminal justice, 197--the introduc-
tion of ballot and peremptory challenge would, it has been said,
lead to confusion, and hardship on individual Jurymen, 204–
urged that no particular case of abuse can be produced, 209_one
case produced, recommended to the attention of those who ima-
gine intrigue is excluded from temples of justice, 210--another,
from a later period, 213---the country not satisfied on the subiect,

214—the circumstances in other parts of criminal jurisprudence

referred to in discussions on this Bill, 217.
Justice, penal, special causes of the unrivalled administration of, in

Great Britain, 174.
Justices of the Peace, the extremes of baronial sway and despotism
avoided by the creation of, 338.

Lauderdale, Duke of, particulars of his government, 19-greatly

influenced by his wife, 20.
Legislation, few of the systems of, not in force in the British Empire,

Liberty and Necessity, candour inculcated in the controversy relating

to, 252—the subject reduced to a simple question, ib.-tendency of

Necessarian opinions, 254.
Louis XIV, private frailties of, 120.

XV, unreasonable enthusiasm of the French for, 342_indulg-
ed, in consequence, in sentiments of divine right, 343.

XVI, character of, 344-escape of his Queen from the Temple,
interesting, 345—touching particulars of their demeanour and
treatment, 318—firmness and courage of the Queen, 349.

Mackenzie, Sir George, Memoirs of the affairs of Scotland by, 1-

particulars of the life of, 2—his other writings, 5-praised by
Evelyn and Dryden, 6—first treated the Criminal Law of Scoi-
land systematically, 9–Parliamentary opposition of, wary, 21-
speech of, extracted, the only authentic one of a member of the
Scotch Parliament, before the Revolution, 22—candid commen-
dation of Lord Stair, an Ultra Whig, 25—not successful in justi-

fying his own measures, 32.
Madame de Staël, posthumous publication of, 54---her education not

prudently gone about, 56-devotion to her father, 58_habit of
analyzing characters, 60-splendour of her conversation in society,
ib.-its facination in private, 61–had a deep sense of religion, 62
-always disliked Bonaparte, ib.- her marriages, 64—her first
banishment, 76--multiplied and more cruel persecutions, 78-
masterly sketches of Russia, ib.—her impression of the national

character, of equal force and eloquence, 80.
Malaria, the subject of, interesting to all, 537--the nature of the

miasma or poisonous matter of, has not been detected, 538-most dis-
tructive disease produced by, is the remittent fever of hot climates,
539—directly produces organic derangements of the liver, &c.
540-pernicious errors respecting, 541—whether more abundant

and destructive in Rome in ancient times, 543.
Memoir, writer, faults of the, 29.
Ministers of the Crown, open attack of, on all members of Parliament,

who judge on each question for themselves, 393-reasoning of, in
defence of over-taxation, avowedly bottomed on an assumption
obviously groundless, 517--cannot surely be permitted to continue

their felo de se system, 534.
Monk, character of, 15-an aggravation of his guilt, hitherto unob-
served, 16.

Nation, state of the, 374-enormous amount of the revenue, 376-

yet its inadequacy, 378,—detailed in the form of Tables, 384—(see

Finance Committee and Taxation.)
Necessarian opinions, moral influence of, in their theological form,

Nonconformists, in Scotland, treatment of, in the time of Charles II.,
30_in France in the days of Louis XIV, 124.

Pleading, Scotch idiom more suited to, than the English or French, 9.
Policy, liberal, consequence of departure from, 32.
Politicians, trade of, who counsel the King and represent him in

Parliament, recognised, by the Legislature, 397—the assumption

that abolished places were the property of, happily exposed, ib.
Poor Laws, Mr Scarlett's bill relating to the, 110_heterogeneous
- matter and mistaken enactments introduced into, 11l--extraordi-
nary remedy proposed in, 113—a receipt for universal and inter-
minable litigation, 114-repeals itself, 115-a maximum, bravely
enacted and immediately repealed, ib.—a clause, which ought to be

expunged, 117-ought to have been, what, 118.
Prisons, present state of, 373—committals in English counties, 354—

these rapidly increased by the present modes of occupation in,
359-delivery of, four times in the year, would be the greatest im-

provement, 371.
Prison discipline, Report on the improvement of, 353—-recommitment

erroneously considered the great test, 354—the average of these
to be ascertained how, 356—solitary imprisonment, 357—too much
indulgence and education, 358—what the occupation ought to
be, ib.—judicious observations of Mr Western on the severe system,
359—an excellent sketch of what a prison life should be, 361-

four sorts of diet recommended, 364.
Prisoners, cruelty and absurdity in not allowing the counsel of, to

speak for them, 365—the common argument that the judge is their
counsel, considered, 366-forgotten, that two understandings are
better than one, 367—aware of the decency of language observed
by the opposite counsel, 368—what evils would result from allow-
ing counsel in defence of, 369_hardship of being detained after

acquittal, 370.
Protestants, persecutions of the, in France, 119-secret consultations,

on the means of reconciling to Popery, 123—edicts and declara-
tions, 124—-their fatal effects, 126--the situation of, and their
families, deplorable, 128—capital punishment of, for preaching,
129_falsely charged with a massacre, 134—the persecution of
1815 explained, 136-indiscriminate pillage and slaughter, 141-



intimidation of witnesses by the Ultra-Royalist party, 145--its pre-
servation of its agents, ib.-nature of the massacres at Nismes, 151.

Quarterly List of New Publications, 268, 558.

Rome, the malaria destructive in, in summer, 542-threatening its

total desolation, 552.
Romans, ancient, clothing used by the, 548—their antipathy to phy,
sicians, 545.

Saussure, Madame Necker, 55-her biography of Madame de Staël,

Scarlett, James, Esq. M. P., high professional and political character

of, 119.
Science, metaphysical, ethical, and political, view of the progress of,

by Dugald Stewart Esq., 220-four epochs in, conspicuous, 221
- Verulamian reformation, a fifth, 223—specimen by Mr Playfair,
of a commentary on the Novum Organum, 224~Mr Locke, 229
-our notions of time and space, 234-a principle in science,
what, 236—mental philosophy consists of facts, 237–Leibnitz,
216-Monads, 249-liberty and necessity, 252—our moral senti-
ments as general as any part of our nature, 255-practical ten-
dency of religious opinions, 256—that of infidelity, to produce
Toryism, 257-Montaigne, Bayle and Hume, 258—Buffier, 261
-course of civilization, 265—relation of England to America,

Scotland, Memoirs of the affairs of, rescued from destruction in singu-

lar circumstances, 2— trial of the Marquis of Argyll, 11--Lauder-
dale's government, 19-an union with England attempted, 21-
parliamentary speech, 22—council held in London by Charles II.,
26_his administration affords an awful warning, 29, 31-sequel

of the Memoirs highly desirable, 32.
Scotch council held by Charles II. in London, discussion in the, re-

specting Episcopacy, 26.
Shakespeare, comparative purity of, creditable to him, 53—his noble

range of character, 421.
Slave Trade, foreign, intimate connexion between, and the atroci-

ties of a piratical life, 41-supplement to the annual report on, for
this year, 34-dismal and terrible stories of the French ship Le
Rodeur, ib.—and of La Jeune Estelle, 40—the Government's in-
quiry into them, 38-judicious remarks upon it, 39, 44—the right
of search reciprocally by England and France, would be the most
effectual preventive, 48-objections to this anticipated, 49—A-

merica favourable to it, 50.
Smuggling, calamities produced by the prevalence of, in Ireland, 535

- to be put down by Government diminishing the temptation to
engage in it, 536.
Society, misery arising from the change of, 76.

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