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Gaii Institutiones, description of this manuscript, 584—observations on
the genuineness of the work, 385-antiquity of, 386—inquiry respect-
ing the author, 387.
Giotto, his eminent talents, 65—anecdote of, 87.
Government, prejudicial effects of a despotic, on the commercial pros-
perity of a people, 89-disgraceful practice in some governments of
examining private letters, 91-2.
Hallam, merits of his constitutional history, 98—its impartiality, 99–
character of Cranmer, 106.
Heber, Bishop, outline of his character, 314-impartiality of his jour-
nal, 317–his humanity and unwearied kindness to all around him,
318-23-interview with a learned Brahmin, 324-5-extract from a
letter on the death of a friend, 326-7-Oriental architecture, 327-8
Herodotus, his account of Babylon, 194-7.
Hillah, geographical position of that town, 205—ruins in its neighbour.
Hindoos, the generally received account of the unalterable simplicity of
their habits entirely unfounded, 39-40— beauty of their manufactures
and elegance of their dwelling-houses, 43-4-their capacity and desire
for improvement, 45-47—Bishop Heber's account of their character,
328-9-hospital for infirm beasts, 330.
History, the elements of which it consists, 96-7-outline of general his-
tory published by the society for the diffusion of useful knowledge,
India, institution of castes, 32-erroneous opinion entertained respect-
ing their irrevocable nature, 36-the fallacy of this opinion proved
from various authorities, 37-account of the professions and employ-
ments of the several classes at the present day, 37-8-the idea regard-
ing the unalterable simplicity of Hindoo habits altogether imaginary,
39-40-advancement in the arts, 43-4-character of the Hindoos,
45-6-difficulty of obtaining authentic information respecting this
country, 315—and the principal causes, 315-6-Bishop Heber's ac-
count of the natives, 328-9—and advantages of conciliating them,
331-2-policy of Mr Elphinstone, 332-3—character and situation of
the natives grossly misrepresented, 33-4.
India, View of the Trade and Colonization of-prodigious increase of
trade since its partial opening in 1815, 337—trade in opium, 338-in
cotton and sugar, 339-40, reasons why British-born subjects engage
in cultivating indigo, in preference to cotton or sugar, 340-summary
of the usual objections urged against the free settlement of Europeans
in India, 341-and an attempt to refute them, 342-6.
Lanzi, remarks on his principal works, 84—his history of painting,
Leonardo da Vinci, extract from the commencement of Vasari's life of,
Library of Useful Knowledge, objections urged against the education of
the great body of the people, 258.9_outline of general history, 262
-remarks on the character of Alexander of Macedon, 263-Epami-
nondas and Timoleon, 264-Socrates as represented by Plato and by
Lockhart's Life of Burns, review of this work, 269.
London, want of public institutions in, 82.
Mandeville, observations on the theory of, 173—its refutation, ib.
North-West Passage, expeditions of the Cabots and the Cortereals, 424
-of Frobisher, Davis, and Hudson, 425—of Baftin, Cook, &c. 426-9
--of Ross and Parry, 430-2-result of Captain Franklin's expedition,
433-4 prolongation of the rocky mountains, 435—burning cliffs, 436
-Dr Richardson's account of an encounter with the Esquimaux, 436-
8—remarks on the nomenclature of the frozen regions, 438-9—
Captain Parry's land journey to the North Pole, 441-account of his
plan of travelling, 441-3—proposition of Mr Scoresby considered, 444-
7-plan by which a Polar expedition might proceed with the fairest
chance of success, 447-50.
Note of acknowledgment to the Editor of the Crypt, 266.
Painting, superiority of the ancients in this art, 63—eminent talent of
Giotto, 65-Pietro Perugino, 66-portrait painting a desecration of
genius, 70-1—measures necessary to elevate painting to its proper
rank, 72-advantage arising from the practice of fresco-painting, 72-3
-and mode of executing it, as described by Baldinucci, 74—chiaros-
curo, 75-proposal for introducing fresco into our public buildings, 78
-painting a powerful auxiliary to education, 83_Lanzi's history of,
84–difficulty of dividing painters into schools, 85.
Philodemus de Musica, nature of this work, 351-and extract from it,
Poetry, present state of, in England, 47-8-modern poetry essentially
imitative, 50—poverty of invention, 51-genius of Burns, 272-re-
marks on the poetry of Byron, 275_imaginary requisites for the ex-
istence of a poet, 278-poetry not a separate faculty, but rather the
harmony and perfection of all the rest, 281.
Police of the Metropolis, present defects in the, 411-2-compromising
crimes by money paid through the medium of thief-takers, 412-3—
estimate of the increase of crime, 413-causes of the increase of com-
mittals, 4144remedies suggested, 415-defects in the formation of
Grand Juries, 415-16-mischievous effect of excessive rigour in the
laws, 417-increase of crime attributed by some to the education of
the people, 418-9—and the opinion of Mr Bodkin on this subject,
Political Economy, Review of Schmalz's work, 88-prejudicial effects of
a despotic government, 89—difficulties of determining what should be
left to individual discretion, and what ought to call forth the interfe-
rence of government, 90-1-examination of private letters, 92—advan-
tages resulting from free trade well stated, 93-high rate of duty on
foreign manufactures tends to encourage smuggling, 94—the impossi-
bility of our consuming any thing but the produce of our own soil
or industry, 95—the protection afforded by the state to any species of
manufacture, has always an injurious tendency, 95-institution of a
professorship of this science at Oxford, 170_objections to the science
combated 171-2—the endeavour to accumulate means of future subsist-
ence and enjoyment, a great source of moral improvement, 174-5-er-
roneous application of the principles of this science, 177—the mercan-
tile system, 178-9-impossibility of forcing a constantly favourable
balance of trade, 180-1-extract from the petition of the British mer-
chants to Parliament in 1820, 183-4.
Recovery of Lost Writings, unpublished manuscripts, 348-9-zeal of col-
lectors at the revival of letters, 349-50— Papyri at Herculaneum,
351-5—at Pompeii, 355-7-observations on ancient tachygraphy,
257-9—and the various attempts to decipher it, 360—Kopp's gram-
mar of this art, 361-similarity of its characters to the Chinese, 362
-origin of the Palimpsest manuscripts, 365—ink of the ancients, 366
-etymology of the word palimpsest, 367–discovery of some fragments
of Cicero, 369-recovery of the works of Fronto, 372—and specimen of
his style, 373-antiquity of the practice of making palimpsests, 375-6
-probable existence of palimpsests in our public libraries, 377—also in
Greece and Spain, 378-summary of Angelo Maio's publications, 380
-Gaii institutiones, 383-7.
Schmalz's Economie Politique, peculiarities of this treatise, 88—prejudicial
effects of a despotic government on the industry and happiness of a
people exemplified in the instance of Greece and Asia Minor, 89-in a
liberal government, the success of individuals always proves beneficial
to the community, 90—various other extracts, 91-injurious tendency
of protecting duties, 93-5. .
Senior, N. W. review of his lectures on political economy, 170-184.
Shuttleworth's (Dr) Sermon, its general features, 520-1-unfounded as-
sumption that the study of natural philosophy leads to scepticism,
522-3—statement of the danger to be apprehended from a superficial
knowledge of the more abstruse discoveries of science, 524-6—and re-
futation of this statement, 526-groundless objections to the efforts
made in the present age to diffuse secular learning at the expense of
religious improvement, 528-9-extract in which the author appears to
value religion chiefly for the assistance it renders the law and govern-
ment of the state, 530-1.
Strafford, his public and private character equally depraved, 114-review
of his trial and condemnation, 113-7-disgraceful conduct of Charles
towards him, 118-9.
University of London and King's College, objections used against the
plan of the London University, 236-9_resolutions adopted at the
public meeting for the institution of King's College, 242—and subse-
quent alterations, 243-4-attendance at public prayers productive of
extreme inconvenience to the students, 244-7-boarding houses, 248
-advantages resulting from the erection of these seminaries, 251-
length of the course of lectures and expense of instruction at the
London University compared with Guy's Hospital, 255-apparatus,
Woollen Manufacture, State of the British, considerations on the expe-
diency of increasing the duty on foreign imports of wool, 451-origin
and progress of the duty, 452— table of the quantities of wool import-
ed and the rate of duty, from 1819 to 1828, 454_extracts from the
evidence of Mr Gott in regard to British and Foreign wool, 455.
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