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AMERICAN Tariff, impolicy of this enactment, 390—advancement of
Great Britain in a more enlightened commercial policy, 391-and
this principally to be attributed to the exertions of Mr Huskisson,
391-General Hamilton's report on manufactures considered, 393-4
-obviously more advantageous for America to apply herself to agri-
culture than to manufactures, 394-5-duty on woollen cloth, 397-
and remarks on its operation, 398-efforts to establish the cotton ma-
nufacture, 399-and gross mistatements in the report of the Boston
Committee respecting the superiority of their goods over the British
400-1-pernicious effects of restrictions on the corn trade, 402-3—the
illiberality of the American system, 404—holds out a strong induce-
ment to smugglers, 407_argument adduced in favour of a continuance
of the tariff, 407-opinion of Mr Jefferson, 409-course to be adopt-
ed by England in regard to the American restrictions, 410.
Atherstone's Fall of Nineveh, character of this poem, 52-3-picture of
luxury, 54 of the battle field, 55-60.
Babylon, Rich's account of its remains, 185–Herodotus the best ancient
authority, 187-observations on the Grecian stadium, 188—situation
of Babylon, 190 and 193—etymology of the name, 190-3—disputed
passage in Herodotus, 195—incredible story of digging a lake to re-
ceive the waters of the Euphrates, 199—temple of Belus, 201—chief
objections to the descriptions given of Babylon by the ancient writers,
201-population, 202 and 203-4-houses, 203—-destruction of Baby-
lon, 204-town of Hillah, 205—and ruins in its neighbourhood, 206-
8-tower of Belus, 214-16—Mr Buckingham's mistake respecting the
wall of Babylon.
Bentham, defects in his style, and our obligations to Dumont for ame.
liorating them, 459-62--his mistaken opinion of Burke, 463-4.
Rationale of Evidence, observations on, 462—divisions of this
work, 493—imperfect manner in which the duty of editor has been
performed by Mr Mill, jun. 464-6-severity of Bentham's strictures
on the practice of English law, 468—and nature of his arguments,
469-73-acrimony of his remarks on lawyers, 473—and their jargon,
476—their cruelty and rapacity, 478-82-review of these charges,
482-6-answer to the imputation of lawyers' hostility to reform, 487
-obligations of mankind to Sir Samuel Romilly and Sir James Mac-
kintosh, 488-9—Mr Peel, 489-90-advantage of divesting the laws
of evidence of their technicalities, 490-2-observations on fictitious
pleas, 493-5—belief derived from evidence, and conviction produced
by reasoning, the great moving powers of human opinion and con-
duct, 496-direct and indirect evidence, 498-9-inutility of general
rules where no two cases can be alike, 497 and 499securities for
truth, 499-500--various motives which restrain mendacity, 501-
discrepancies in the laws of evidence in all countries, 506_distinction
between want of competency and want of credit considered, 507–
proposed classification of facts, 509-impolicy of enacting general re-
gulations to supersede individual discrimination, 510-11-concluding
remarks on the work, 517-20.
Biography, in what its perfection consists, 269-70.
Bishops, notions generally entertained regarding them among Presby-
Burns, his character a theme that cannot easily be exhausted, 267-8-
remarks on his biographers, 268–difficulties with which his genius
had to contend, 271-popularity of his poems, and the cause, 274
style of his prose writings, 276-promptitude with which he grasps
his subject, 279–80—vigour of his description, 280—his sympathy,
283—" Scots wha hae wi' Wallace bled,” and “ Macpherson's Fare-
well,” 283—“Tam o' Shanter,” and “ The Jolly Beggars,” 285–
Songs, 286—the increase of nationality in our literature partly to be
attributed to Burns, 287-8—his parentage, 292-progress of his dis-
sipation, 294—visit to Edinburgh, and reception there, 295—Sir
Walter Scott's reminiscence of him, 296-7-situation in the excise,
298-9-his misfortunes not to be charged to the world, 305—but to
himself, 306—his difficulties contrasted with those of Locke, Milton,
and Cervantes, 307-8—reflections on Byron and Burns, 310.
Byron, strictures on his poetry, 276.
Caribs, traditional accounts of their origin, 17—their warlike and un-
yielding character, 16-17.
Castes, inquiry respecting the motives for establishing, 32—wide extent
of the institution of, 33_found to exist in every society which has
made any progress in civilisation, 33-evil of rendering professions
hereditary, 33-4-erroneous notions respecting the Castes in India,
35-proved from various authorities, 37-8.
Catholics, historical view of the enactments against the, 101.
Civil Law, importance of the study of, 388-superiority of the style of
the Roman lawyers over other nations, 389.
Clarendon indebted for his high reputation to the profligacy of the times,
Columbus, his character and appearance described, 6 and 29-30—Extract
from his journal, 8-interesting account of his discovery of land, 9-
and interview with the natives of San Salvador, 11-his eulogies on
the climate and beauty of the scenery, 12, 13—his magnificent recep-
tion on his return to Barcelona, 15—haughty deportment of the ca-
cique Caonabo, 19-oppression of the inhabitants of the Vega Real,
20-striking contrast between the former and present state of Cuba,
21-interesting story of a cacique and his family, 22—Arrival of Co-
lumbus at Cadiz, a prisoner and in chains, 23—-Singular escape of a
cacique and family whom Columbus had made prisoners, 25—his un-
happy situation at Jamaica, 25-6-cruelty and oppression exercised
- on the natives of Hispaniola by the Spaniards, 26-7--horrible atro-
city perpetrated in the province of Xaragua by the Spanish gover-
nor Ovando, 27-8-enormities committed in subjugating the pro-
vince of Higuay, 28-general character of Washington Irving's Life
of Columbus, 1-6 and 31-2.
Cowper, possesses unquestionable claims to originality of genius, 49.
Cranmer, character of this prelate, 106-7-has no claim to be considered
a martyr, 108.
Cromwell, parallel between, and Napoleon, 142-5-extract from one of
his speeches, 143-execution of Charles, 147-his illegal transport-
ation of fifty English gentlemen to Barbadoes, 148-9.
Cuba, its populous and animated coast in the time of Columbus, con:
trasted with its present desolate condition, 21.
Cyrene, silence of history respecting, 221.
Cyrenaica, physical outline of, 222-3—town of Mesurata, 224-dange-
rous marsh, 225–Syrtis, 226_Bengazi, and gardens of the Hes-
perides, 228-ruins of Tenchira and Ptolemeta, 229-Cyrene, 230
-City of the Dead, 230—Marmorica, 232-character and manners of
the Arabs, 233-4-proposal for colonizing this tract of country, 235.
Education of the people, regarded by some as a cause of the increase of
crime! 418-19-review of Dr Shuttleworth's sermon, with extracts
on this subject, 520-32.
England, difference of character in the individuals who effected the re-
formation in Germany, France, &c., and those who effected the reform-
ation in England, 105-Cranmer, 106—Henry, 109–Elizabeth,
110—nothing in the religious opinions of the Puritans to render them
hostile to monarchy, 111-Strafford, 113-19-Wentworth, 114-re-
marks on Charles's infamous desertion of Strafford, 119-bis attempt
to seize the five members, 121-4-character of Falkland, 129-of
Laud, 134-strictures on the execution of Charles, 138-his attach-
ment to Episcopacy entirely political, 140—parallel between Crom-
well and Napoleon, 142-5—vicissitudes in the reign of Charles II.
151-2-profligacy of his court, 153_Churchill, 154—Clarendou,
155—the Revolution, 159—censure of Marlborough, 160-1-Parlia-
mentary Reform, 167-9.
English Lan', severity of Bentham's remarks on the, 468-- and illustra-
tions of his arguments, 469-73.