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OP THE ATUENEUM, or Spirit of the English Magazines, is published in Boston, on the 1st and 15th of every month. Each number contains 40 pages large octavo, forming 2 vols. of 500 pages each in a year, at the low price of Five Dollars per annum. The work is regularly forwarded by mail to subscribers at a distance. Its appearance twice a month renders it more convenient to transport, and with less delay, than monthly publications, whilst by this mode of publication it is enabled to anticipate whatever is novel or entertaining in the literary, scientific, and fashionable world.

The publishers receive by every arrival from England the Magazines printed in London, and the selections are made with the most scrupulous regard to the tastes of those who read for reJaxation, amusement, or instruction..

The work commenced in April, 1817; and the volumes are dated from April and October each year.

GENERAL INDEX

TO VOL. IV.

A BELc. Crnarrative

on

152 Brother's House, a legend

019
Acquisition of languages, extraor- Brothers, or castle of Liebenstein 322
dinary instance of

283 Brutus, Payne's new tragedy of 398
Adam and his family, a French drama 489 Burns, original letter and poem by 203
Adams, Jobo, of Pitcairn's island 83 Bulls

324
Advent-sunday

117 Bulls and bears of the stock exchange 350
Adder, bite of the
245 Burton's melancholy

324, 366
Agriculture
125 Buchanan, Claudius

366
Aiz-la-Chapelle, historical particulars Burning dragon, sign of

384
of
317, 391 Buchan, captain, voyage of

432
All saints day, ceremonies on

112 Burckhard,' the enterprising African
Alexandrian library
282 traveller

434
All souls, celebration of

113 Byron, lord

49, 93, 177, 300
Alder, betula alnus, uses of
321 Byron'aod Waller

177
Almanack, calendar, and ephemeris,
origin of the words
278 Carriages without horses

492
Alderman Goodbehere

406 Castles of Liebenstein and Sternfels 131
Algerines
493 Catholic Church

368
Allhallow eve, soperstitious ceremonies Catholic Emblems

284
113 Catholic service at Rome

429
Ancieat punishment of scolds 30, 110 Cat and Hecate

65
Anecdotes of literatare
38 Cat in the pan, proverb of

65
Anecdotes of Bonaparte 74, 99, 203 Cat loves fish, proverb of

65
Anecdotes of Curran
184 Cat and Fiddle, sigo of

36
Anecdotes of maniacs
185 Cat and Bagpipes

36,
Anecdotes 33, 153, 203, 184, 25), 310, 311, Cat o' nine tails

66
317, 328, 367, 376, 394, 406, 449 Captain Bligh, murder of

83
Anecdote, Russian
163 Cancer, cases of

124
Ancients, public buildings of

427 Campbell's selected beauties of British
Animalcules on plants

481
poetry

988
Antiquarian, the
133 Canada, origin of name of

433
Animals, sagacity of
273,313 Caution to females

492
Apparition, story of
459 Celestial apparition

404
Apotheosis, Howard's picture of the 159 Chaucer and Dryden

296
Arctic regions, voyages to
499 Chatham, ford

109
Arctic colony, origin of

451 Chap and Chapman, origin of names of 143
Arctic, navigator's journal
289 Chateau of Coppet

441, 449
Arctic islander in London

385 Chalk, virtues of, for the bite of vipers, &c. 193
Ararat, mount, ascent of
475 Characteristic traits

85
Astronomical and civil day
279 Charenton, philosophical romance of

248
Ash, fraxinus excelsior
322 Charlemagne

317, 391
Atmospheric illusions
172 Chequers, sign of

315
Autumn near the Rhine
129 Chesnut Tree, description of

484
Austrian archdukes, tour of
31, 77 Chevalier and his dog, sign of

813
Childe Harold's Monitor

214
Barrow's history of polar voyages 429 Chioa, narrative of a journey in

152, 178
Bacon, lord
33, 296 China, Amherst's embassy to

207
Bacoo's essays
296 Chinese feeding

155
Bark of the larch for tanning
316 Chinese costumes

153
Babylon, Rich's second memoir of 208 Chinese ladies
Barber's boxes, origin of
201 Christmas Boxes, origin of

201
Baffin, William, the voyager
432 Christmas ceremonies

200
Battle of Waterloo, col. Ponsonby's ac-

Chatterton's description of 201
count of

150 Christian Wolf, the bandit, a true story 351
Beef, &c. new method of coring 192 Church at Gutzkow

413
Beech tree, description of

401 Cigars, Manilla, manufacture of 178
Belzoni, the traveller
493 Clerical wit

201
Birkbeck's letters from Illinois
124 Clyde Canal

32
Birds, usefulness of
244 Climate of Nice

211
Birch-tree, description of

401 Cocoa, etymology of the word
Blunderers
51 Coincidence, singular

162
Blackstone, sir William

366 Coincidences, superstitious 277,487
Boy-bishop, cereinony of electing 199 Colosseum at Rome

425
Bor Tree, description of

483 Coleridge, the poet, literary character of 435
Bonaparte, anecdotes of 74, 99, 203, 204 Composition for statues, &c.

191
Boileau and Racine

85 Contemporary authors
Bonaparte, Lacien, secret memoirs of 38, 74 Conger-eel

153

Comparison
176, 177 Epithets, rosy, &c.

295
Conviviality
395 Equitation and Geography

283
Consumption, pulmonary, cure for 162 Erskine and Curran

185
Conception of the blessed Virgin Mary 199 Etymology

395
Cordwainer, origin of name of 143 Evening-star, Beechey's picture of 160
Corpus Christi, celebration of, at Rome 164 Extracts from a lawyer’s port-folio 68,133,209
Cow-Tree, Humboldt's account of 233 Ex-Queen of Sweden

129
Cowper

395 Extracts from an Arctic navigator's jour-
Cripple at a cross, proverb of
104 nal

289
Criminals at Manilla,

178
Crimes, increase of
405 Farmer, Dr. Johnson's visit to

412
Cross, sign of the
103 Fall of the leaf

88, 156
Cross Foxes, sign of
194 Fate of genius

84
Cross Keys, sign of
143 Fairly driven out of town

409
Cromwell, Oliver, original anecdote of 164 Fairy tales, use of, in Wales

308
Crown, sign of
143 Falling stones from the clouds

122
Crown and Bell, origin of
143 Falstaff's company

162
Crown and Anchor, sign of

143 Fairfax and Lorenzo de Medicis 266
Cruelties, French, in Spain 235, 254 Female writers 15,57,92,94, 194, 253,393,441
Crystallization of tin
163, 190 Female gamblers

106
Culloden anecdotes

444 Females, Persian, seclusion of 185, 238
Curious literary case
446, 450 Female charioteer

145
Cup, three cups, &c. proverbs of 144 Feast of the Ass,superstitious ceremony of 200
Cutaneous excrescences cured by willow Ferguson Robert, remarkable escape of 232
bark

316 Felix Alvarez, or manners in Spain 235,254
Curran, recollections of
183 Fenelon

109
Fête des Foux, at Sens

201
Days of the Week, origin of names of

279 Fiction, the use of the preternatural in 308
Days, natural and artificial
279 Fire, under water

284
Darwin's, Dr. advice
313 Figure of Britannia, origin of

485
D'Arblay, madame

393 Fidelity, remarkable instance of 204
Dandies
218, 406 First lottery in England

282
Dante, monument to
490 Fine arts

105, 159
Dallas's anecdotes of Spanish character 235 Florence Macarthy, an Irish tale, by
Day in the country
295 Lady Morgan

361
Deafness cured

492 Ford's mother Sawyer, the witch 277
Decoy ducks
83 Fouche, anecdotes of

38
Devil and the lawyers, proverb of

312 Forest trees, description of 321, 401, 483
Dermody, the Poet
197 Forgery, executions for

493
December
199 Frederic the Great

119
De Staël, madame, letters from a friend of 441 Friends, a poem, by F. Hodgson 147
Derivation of the word crown

143 Frea, or Friga, Saxon-pagan goddess 281
Discovery of a new nation of Indians 490 Franklin, Dr. Benj. literary character of 163
Distillation of steam

316
French mad-house

185
Diffidence in conversation
395 Fracker's narrative

920
Diseases of the eye

125 Friendship of Apollo dangerous 269
Dictionnaire infernal

171 Frige-day, or Friday, origin of name of 281
Dona Juana

237
Don Quixote

208
Gall's Poems
269

178
Dog of Greenland, &c.

Gazette, origin of the term
272

281
Dolphio, sign of

Galileo, the astronomer

315
Drama

284
161, 322,398 Gamboge, growth of

176
Dragon, burning dragon, &c.

Genius

384
Ducking stools, ancient use of

270
Gessner, Conrad

31
Dum, or Persian snake-charm
188

132

Giant's column
Duke's Head tavern

385

Giant's altar in the wood of Odin 132

Glaciers of Mexico
Dupin's, M. Charles, journey in England 471

160, 170

93
Dui cow, sign of

Godeya, countess
383

Goldsmith, original anecdotes of
Gossamer, the

81
Ear, cautions concerning the
492 Goose-grass, virtues of

162
Lastern astrologers
139 Gout, care for

162, 490
Edinburgh, etymology of

398 Goodness of beart, attendant upon genius 178
Edinburgh Monthly Review,new journal 406 Goulé, or land-mermaid of Persia 188
Edward VI., precocity of talent of 282 Greenland ice

88
Edward the Confessor
43 Grocer, origin of name of

143
Edgeworth, Mr. original anecdotes of 252 Green Man, comedy of the

161
Edgeworth, Maria

92, 253 Greek, Roman, and Irish fairies, coinci-
Embassy to China, literary works on

207 dences between
I'mulation
85 Guy of Warwick

384
English cookery, French imitation of 231 Gule of August

30
English officer in Spain, interesting ac-
couot of
256 Hanway, Jonas, anecdote of

413
English translation of the Lord's prayer 163 Harlequin Gulliver, play of

399
England in the 17th century
231 Jlabit

177
Prigram, curious

269 Hedgehogs, superstitious notion on 244

277, 487
278
Lee,rev.Samuel,acquisition of languages 282 Months, origin of their names
Lester's light-projector

years old

165 Melancholy

125

Heart of Mid-Lothian
9 London, etymology of

998
Hermit in London 20, 51, 106, 145, 173, 218, Lord mayor's day

115
261, 297, 344, 374, 409, 457 Love-making, Wilkie's picture of 159
Heriot's hospital

77 Lord's prayer, English version, 1000
Heylin, anecdote of
108

163
Hearne, Samuel, the traveller 432 Love-plant, pretended properties of 172
Henderson's account of Iceland 125 Lunatic, history of a German

216
Hippopotamus
77 Lunatic

68
Holland, picture of

487
Holy city, present state of
322 Mammoth

44
Horses, new method of shoeing, 324 Maturin, author of Bertram

99
Homer, Cowper's translation of 395 Martilmasse-day

116
Hope
395 March of the ten thousand

188
Hogarth, original anecdote of
96 Mad-dogs, new remedy for the bite of

193
Home

242 Mass-boxes and Christmas carols 201
Hopkins, Matthew, the witch finder
275 Mac Jan

312
Hospital of the Insane at Aversa 96 Machine for freeing shaft-horses 316
Holyrood

110 Mahogany, Callender's mode of seasoning 316
Hastings and ridings, origin of the words 397 Madhouse, affecting account of

185
Human salamanders
88 Man found on a rock

492
Hyde Parke on Sunday
20 Martin Luther, the reformer

366
Hydrophobia, cured by chalk 192 Mary, queen of Scots, Chalmers' life of 368

Mackenzie, the traveller

432
Iceland
243 Malefactors, clerical duty to

468
Illustration of obscure proverbs 65, 109, 263 Meteoric stones

192
lostrument for freeing shaft-horses 124 Merchant, origin of the name of 143
Innocents, or Childermas day
203 Medicine, Chinese

155
Iron ore, in the Shetland islands, dis-

Mexico, glaciers and volcanoes of 160, 170
covery of

934.
Island of Mitylene, Byron's residencelin 301 Merry pin, proverb of

144
Italy and Sicily, by A. W. Kephalides 427 Medical report, Dr. Uwins'

245
Memorabilia in 1818

375
Jacob, Dr. on the diseases of the eye

143
James I.

Mercer, origin of the name of
33
MJton and Thomson

31
Jaundice, remedy for

162
Milton and Tasso

177
Jealous on both sides, comedy of
161

184
Journal of a Tour in England

Milton, Curran's opinion of

31,77 Milton's Lycidas, illustration of a pas-
Johnson's journey over land from India 89,

269

43
Journal of a residence in Iceland

Michaelmas-day, ceremonies of

125
Joking

Minstrel of Bruges

336, 377, 417
176

368
Johnson, Dr. S. original anecdotes of 251

Millar's chemistry, new work

143
's visit to Cambridge in 1765

Milliner, origin of the name of
411
Mitzlaff, count, affecting anecdote of

443
Journey to the great St. Bernard 439

194
Jones, John Paul

Morgan, lady, life and writings of
111

309
Just come from college

Montmorenci, constable of France
457
Modern Greeks

125
Justice, administration of, in Modern

Modern Persia, military spirit of 270
Persia

138
Juvenile culprits, number of

492
Modern Persia, manners and customs ia 137,

172,25
Modern relics

230)
Knight of Rodenstein, tradition of the
Rhine
132 Modern Rome

427
Moreau, Gen. new monument to

491
Lamb Plant

491 Moore, Thomas,remarks on the poetry of 329
Lawyer's portfolio, extracts from 68,133 Morland the painter

394
Land-mermaid of Persia

189 Mooneday.orMonday,origin of the name 279
Ladies of China
154 Morhof, the German genius

415
Ladies, observations on the dress of 259 Moon, her influence on clouds

485
Lapland birch

402 Monastery of the great St. Bernard 437
Lazzaroni of Naples
428 Monk, Lewis's romance of

997
Lambert, the giant

271 Morier's second journey thro' Persia,&c. 138,
Law
231

187, 270
Lewis, M. G. biography of

36 Moxa, or actual cautery, Chinese mode
Lewis's. Monk

297
of using

155
Levett, dr. account of
411 Mosses and lichens

243
Lpe and Addison
267 Moliere

269

190 Murat, original anecdotes of 40, 428
Letters from Illinois
124 Musquitoes, protection against

316
Letter from a young man in prison

75 Murders, horrid
Ligonier, lord
95 Museum of Kircher at Rome

428
Lichen, islandicus
243 Murderer, confessions of a

465
Life-boat, with three keels
324 Mysteries of Udolpho

991
Looties, or buffoons of Persia

239
Lodge, the poet, lines by

295 Narrative of the shipwreck of the Medusa 66
Locust, crymolngy of the word

396 Naturalist's diary

80, 390, 181

171, 201

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