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tion, which our. Author reduces to the three following: ift, The right of making war, which the great magiftrates had under the first race, and which Charlemagne could not fuppress. 2dly, The excessive power that was intrusted with that armed magistracy, who found it so easy afterwards to divide among themselves the spoils of the monarchy. 3dly, The innumerable multitude of beneficiarics, and the imprudence of Louis le Debonnaire, in intrusting them with, or allowing them to usurp, the power of jurisdiction. Moreover, to prove, with the greater evidence, that all these causes must have really contributed to degrade the monarchy, and to turn power from its primitive channel, he shews, that in proportion as these causes disappeared, all the branches of sovereignty were gradually, though slowly, restored to their proper places by the sole influence of thoje rights, which feudal anarchy had not been able to destroy. We find also in this volume, among many other interesting articles, which we cannot even enumerate, an excellent analysis of the celebrated charter de Villis, which exhibits a complete view of the domestic economy of Charlemagne, and a curious difcufion relative to the origin of duels, and the principles on which legislation and custom ought to direct their influence with respect to that object. This eighth Volume is terminated by a perspective view of the revolutions that destroyed the ancient French monarchy, and those that restored it upon a plan more favourable to the authority of the monarch, and (as our Author pretends) to the liberty of the people.
The ninth Volume is published; but as we have not yet received it, we must reserve the more particular mention of it for another occasion.
ERRATA in this VOLUME,
P. 4. par. 3. 1.11. for ever, read at leaft.
9. 1. 8. dele for. 14. for Drossbont, read Droficut. 37. 1. 6. for derive, read draw. 355. 1. 5. deic that have been.
To the REMARKABLE PASS Aces in this Voluine.
N. B. To find any particular Book, or Pamphlet, see the
Table of Contents, prefixed to the Volume.
Bingdon, Lord, controverts BAILEY, Capt, his unfortunate
the opioion of Sir W. Black- case in the affair of Greenwich
559. Of England. 569.
with their good and bad effects,
BARRINGTON, Hon. Drines, his
Curious exper. of the influence nish Language, 108.
the Book of Genesis, 111.
his enquiry into the antie
on the knowledge of mang
ancient monuments and fortifica. BEAUMONT and Fletcher, their
Compared with Shakespear, 418.
The several editions of their
Bengal, necessity of our studying
of the opulence, &c. of Judea, hed's Grammar of, ib.
Bled, his Novus Thesaurus Philo.
BILGUER, Dr. his notions concern.
Lexel, 213 By Don Ulloa, ib.
lin's hypothefis concerning, 207. BLANDEERD, Marquis of, compli.
of remedying, 357
TCRAX, new discovery relative to Cements, exper, with regard to
the composition of, particularly
watering meadows, 456. CHARITY considered, as a Chris
seal of Q Henrietta Maria, 274. CHARLESTOWN, N.England, acc.
inscription on Kirkdale church, China, the wines, fruits, and
CHINESE, their chronology not so
ancient as pretended by some
writers, 506. Their history, in
Their empire first established a-
311. Their music, 521. Their
manner in which animals are rance of Allronomy, 523. Their
hospitals for foundlings, 524.
517. Its delicious wine, 518. Its
maitic, ib. Medals of, 519.
tion of different parts of Greece,
Same light with that of Socrates,
commercial academy at Ham. Clarendon, Lord, his hift. of the
rebellion, not altered by the Ox-
ford editor, 303.
, poetical en-
Clocks to Afrike i be bour, enquiry
when first made, 281.
Coins, ancient acc. of some disco.
cal debate with Lord Abingdon, And in the Tower of Lond. 276.
COFFINS, stone. See Peace.
favour of, vindicated, 1:6, 149. horns, in the cathedral of Car.
COMMERCE. See BANKS.
method of cultivating the sugar Cook, Capt. elegant verses to his
memory, by a Lady, 459.
Jerufalem, and sells . 90,000
Christian captives to the Jews, ELEPHANTS, when inhabitants of
the northern regions of our
of lightning on board a ship, 222. in North America, 399.
ancients concerning, 101. FABLE, dramatic, remarks rela-
tive to, 186.
FENWICK. "See Coins.
Fire, its nature different from that
relative to, 546.
ings from, 51.
logue of the pictures and rarities
and an Englishman, relative to Flowers of plants, their noxious
effect on the air, 346, 504.
cious in fevers, 571.
by electricity, 215
parable against perfecution, 196.
His Poor Richard's Almanac, 198.
peace and harmony between
Shamefully abused by Mr. Wed.
held to be wholly derived from discoveries, 206. His hypothe-
fis concerning the Aurora Bore-
quantity of discovered in the sea, FRENCHMAN, his dialogues with an
See Englishman, concerning the
power of the Crown to make
cal, 556. Discoveries rel. to the Freret, M. his erroneous hypo-
cious in the cure of female disor- antiquities in Hampshire, 272.
cal deduction of, 122.
my at, 238.
Hayley, Ms. his elegant verses
on the death of Mr. Thornton, composed D:. Dodd's speech at
his trial, 4.83
pents, 113. Her commercial re-
political connexion with Eng.
IRWIN, Mr. his Eastern Eclogues
and elegant compliment to his
of ancient monuments, &c, in, ISAJAH, Book of. See Lowth.
ITALIANS, their character, 549.
troduction of English laws into Italy, the land of painters, itself
the eastern provinces of, 147, the most beautiful p.Stare in the
tility and populousmess asserted,
Jous story of their musical educa- Kirkdale, church of, a Saxon
inscription on, illustrated, 114.
guarding against insects, 356. piece of ordnance filhed out of.
of a petrifaction
found in Eaft Lothian, 219.
of antiquities dug
ing artificial loadstones, 221.
naniidiptic telescope, 215. I, ANGUAGE, English, various o-
90,000 Christian captives of LASSONE, M, de, his memoir on
method of improving the tartar
HINDOSTAN.-Several tracts, LATHAM, Mr. his acc. of an ex-
LEAD ore, chemical exper, on, 48.
plants, their forts enumerated, watch-making, 44. His merit
Methods of guarding a- in this respect questioned, 176.
curing ulcers by the burning.