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tages of Gibbon over Hume and Ro.
bertsoa, 8; his ardour and perseve.
rance, ib.; extract, ib.; difficulty of
the bistorian to arrive at truth, 10;
two leading features of his history
stated, 12; inferior to Hume and
Robertson in historical painting,
ib.; its causes endeavoured to be
accounted for, 13; some remarks
on Gibbon's manner in regard to
notes, ib.; notes unknown to the an-
cients, ib.; sanctioned by our three
great historians, 14; character of
Mr. G.'s notes, ib.; objections to them,
ib; Mr. G.'s style considered, ibi;
character of Hume's style, 15; Ro-
bertson's, ib.; art a prevalent feature
in Gibbon's style, ib.; deficient in con-
cealing it, ib.; followed Tacitus as his
model, ib.; his style to be justly ap-
preciated must be studied, ib.; many
objectionable peculiarities of his style
adduced, 16; extract, illustrative, ib.;
peculiar construction of Gibbon's pe-
riods, 17; instances, ib.; his gallicisms
comparatively few, 18; two particu-
lars in which these three historians
remarkably agree, ib. et seq.; their
excellence as historians dependent
probably upon an admixture of the
French and English character, 19;
neither historian erer write poetry,
ib.; poetry incompatible with the
eloquence essential to historical com-
position, ib.; Gibbon's style approxi-
mates too closely to poetry, and that
of the worst kind, 20; two exception.
able features of Gibbon's history,
180; reviewer's confession of his former
infidelity, ib.; Gibbon's scepticism
pervades his work on the Decline and
Fall, 181; instances from the present
work, ib.; inquiry into the nature of
religious doubtiny, 182 ; man, praise
or blame-worthy in proportion as hfs
conduct proceeds from the heart, ib.;
fact always the objects of faith,

man required to believe not
to comprehend, for his salvation,
ib.; inquiry how this faith becomes
praiseworthy, and the contrary, ib.;
nature of faith, ib.; on the unbelief
of the disciples in regard to the resur..
rection of Jesus Christ, ib.; evidence
considered as being either defective,
sufficient, or compelling, ib. ; in-
quiry into what constitutes sufficient
evidence, 186; self-love the great ob-
stacle to the reception of just evi-
dence, ib.; absolute indifference not
the proper state for the accurate dis-
crimination of truth, ib.; hardness of

heart the true source of the ynbelief
of the disciples, 187; import of the
term, hardness of heart, ib.; its scrip-
tural import different from the gene-
rally received meaning, 188; the
scepticism of Home and Gibbon, ori-
ginated in hardness of heart, in the
scriptural sense, ib.; Hume and Gib.
bon passed through life comparatively
free from trouble, 190; the stimulus of
hope necessary to excite map to con-
stant exertion, ib.; men in elevated
life, not feeling the want of religion,
inquire not into its evidences, 191;
inquiry into the origin and into the
nature of the faith of the general body
of the clergy, 192, et seq.; inefficacy
of mere clerical faith, 193; unbelief
the prevailing disease of human na-
tore, 194 ; investigation into the
causes of the exemplary lives of our
most noted infidels, and of Gibbou,
195 ; some other circumstances tend
ing to strengthen unbelief, &c. 196 ;
causes of the luminous views of reli.
gious truth, as exhibited in the writ.
ings of bishop Horsley, and other
such writings, 197; Dr. Robertson
possessed at least clerical faith, ib.;
Mr. Gibbon's propensity to indelicacy
in his quotations, its causes investi-
gated, 197, el seg.; Gibbon more inge.
nuous than Hume who was less inde-
licate, 198; his character artless, ib.;
scorned to conceal the real propen-
sities of his heart, ib.; Dr. Robertson's
writings perfectly free from indelicate
allusions, 199;

against destroying any of the writings
of Mr. Gibbon, 199, et seq.; advan-
tages that may be expected from
studying the springs and motives of
so extraordinary a mind as Mr. Gib-

bon's, 200
Gisborne's letters to the bishop of Glou-

cester, on the subject of the British
and Foreign Bible Society, 53, et seq.;

see Bible Society.
Glover's thoughts on the character and

tendency of the property tax, &c.

417, et seq.
Good's translation of the book of Job,

132, et seq.; Mr. G.'s eulogy of the
book, 133; states it to be a regular
epic poem, 134 ; its supposed scene,
ib.; its divisions, ib.; the subject, ib.;
according to Mr. G. ib.; and Mr.
Scott, ib.; on the author and era of the
poem, ib. et seg.; objections, ib, et
seq.; doctrines of the book of Job,
136, et seq.: remarks on the doctrine
of angels, 137; on the resurrection,


ib. ;

. 138; commencement of the poem, 139; extracts from Mr. G.'s translation and critical remarks on them, 139, et seq.; extracts from the notes, 148, et seg.; errors of the press, &c, noticed, 150;

see correspondence. Government, true nature and extent of

its interference in 'regard to religion, . &c. 218; remarks on its late enor

mous expenditure, 427, et seg. Greeks, tradition of a country inbabited

by the descendants of those settled in the east, in the time of Alexander,

564 Greenlanders, account of the first fruils of

the Moravian missions among them, 224,5; the Christian Greenlanders in

1750, 232 Griffin's memoirs of Captain James

Wilson, 275, et seq.; chief subjects of the narrative, 276, et seq.; account of

his conversion, ib. el seq. Gunpowder, a solitary discovery, its

cause according to lord Bacon, 256 Gurney's serious address to the clergy,

84, et seq.; reflections on the taking of the priestly office, 85; striking instance of ignorance in a Christian reviewer,


among thein since the Reformation,

223 ; sec Brown. Hebrew scriptures, difficulty in regard

to interpreting them, 22; new mee thod of interpretation, ib.; third method followed and perfected by Schule

tens, ib. Hessian Fly, alarm occasioned by the

fear of its being brought into the king,

dom, 573, (note) Hewling, B. and W. grandsons of Mr.

Kiffin, their execution, 407 Hill's, the Rev. Rowland, religious freea

dom in danger, 493, et seq.; era of the enactment of the poors' rates, ib.; evils that may be expected from taxing places of worship, 494 ; importance of the question, 495; Mr. Vansittart's bill of last sessions misunderstood, ib.; distressing case of 'a congregation at Worcester, 496; libera. lity of the congregation at Surrey chapel, ib.; attempt to tax Surrey chapel adverse to the great majority of the inhabitants, and to the parish officers, 496, (nole.) Highlands, letters from, 236, et seq.; in

terest excited by the Highland cha. racter, 237 ; military reverses of the Highlanders during the early part of the last century attended with the decay of their peculiar customs, &c. ib.; testimony of Dr. Johnson, 238; remote date of their letters, ib.; their information unsatisfactory, 239; the author's qualifications examined, ib.; style, of the work objectionable, description of the Highlanders, 241, et seq.; intellectual superiority of the Highland mountaineers over the English peasants, 245; Scotch cookery, 246; the author's offensive description of Highland scenery, 248 ; similarities and variations in Alpine scenery, ib.; Ben Nevis, the highest point of the Highlands, ib.; character of the Alpine scenery of Scotland, 250; effects of grand scenery on the human mind and feelings, ib. el sega; on the Highlander in particular, 251,

seq.; the author impeaches the hospitality of the Highlanders, 252, 3; change in the Highland character of


Hall, Robert, bis expression of his great

veneration, for the late Rev. Andrew

Fuller, 489 Hamilton, Lady, memoirs of, 284; ber personal qualities, 285; her inferior origin, 286; her. residence with Mr. Greville, 287; marries Sir William Hamilton, ib.; ber influence over lord Nelson, ib.; becomes a volantary spectator of the execution of the unhappy Carraccioli, 288; her anxiely on account of her daughter, 288,9; lady He not concerned in the publica

tion of lord Nelson's letters, ib. Hardness of heart, inquiry into its scrip

tural meaning, 187, et seq.; Dr. Robertson's misapplication of the term,

189 Hargill, Mr. and his son murdered by

Lord Slourlon and his four sons, 457 Headloug Hall, 372, et seq.; a humour

ous piece, ib.; description of the cha**racters, ib. et seq.; extracts, conversa

tion on modern picturesque gardening,

374; between e deteriorationist and a perfectibilian, 375; on the nature of

disinterestedness, 376,4t seq.; Cranium's · lecture on skulls, 378; his practical in

ferences, 379; love and opportunity, a Heathen, propagation of Christianity

a bigbly beneficial tendency, 254 Hindoo Coosh, highest elevation of this

range of mountains, 557 History, importance and advantages of stu

dying it, 595 Home on the influence of the nerves

upon the action of the arteries, 515 Home's account of the fossil remains of

song, 380

an animal more nearly allied to fishes than any other classes of animals,

514 Home's observations on the functions of

the brain, 506 Hooker' on the nature of sacraments,

439, et seq.; on the necessity of bap

tism, 442 Hooper's advantages of early piety,

590, 1 Horsley's, bishop, book of psalms, 20,

et seq.; bis diversified qualifications, ib.; considered as a theologian 21; announcement of his posthumous papers, ib.; difficulties in regard to interpreting the Hebrew scriptures, 22 ; new method of interpretation, ib.; a third method adopted by Schule tens, ib.; the psalms are applied chiefly to the Messiah by bishop I1. 23; principle of his application stated, ib. et seq.; his arguments, 25; general remarks on the subjects of the psalms, 26 ; objections to the bishop's hypothesis, ib. et seq.; bases wbich may justify the application of certain passages of the old testament to the Messiah, 27; versions of certain psalms by Dr. Horsley and by the Reviewer, 28, et

seg. Horsley's, bishop, nine sermons, 151, et

seq.; prophecies among the heathens concerning the Messiah, their origin according to bishop Horsley, 152, 3; objections, ib.; means by which those prophecies were preserved among them, 154; the evidence of the fact of our Lord's resurrection, 155 ; application of the expression some doubted, ib. el seq.; extract in answer to unbelievers in the resurrection of Christ, 157, 8; Cbrist bad no residence on the earth after the resurrection, ib. ; his subsequent appearance said to bave been miraculous, ib.; on the sufficiency of scriplure, 158 Hume, his irreligion far exceeded Gib

bon's, 4; bis history indebted for its
chief interest to its being national, 5;
Gibbon and Hume not endowed with
the talent of rapid elocution, 6; cha-
racter of Hume's style, 15, 17; never
indulged in any poetical attempt, 19;
less indelicate in his writings than

Gibbon, 198
Hunt's story of Rimini, a poem,

et seq.; character of the poem, narra-
tive, ib.; tale objectionable, 381;
a spring morning, ib.; various extracts,
ib. el seg

Indelicacy, Mr. Gibbon's propensity for.

it in his quotations and allusions considered, 197; Hume less indelicate than Gibbon, 198; Dr. Robertson's. writings perfectly free from this

charge, 199 Independents, first church of, in Eago

land, 402 Infallibility, Romish, considered, cole

lective infallibility, 323 Influence of vast and antecedently un

explored regions on a philosophic and

imaginative spirit, 107 Inquiry into the causes of the exem.

plary lives of some of our most noted

iofidels, 195, el seq. Insanity, remarkable instance of its alter:

naling with bodily disease, 296; its frequent cessation previous to the ap

proach of death, 296 Insects, transformations of, 577; their

surprising fecundity, ib.; destructive nature of some species, 578, 9; fight of locusls, ib., benefits derived from in sects, 580; extract, 581, 2; considered

as articles of food, 581, et seq. Jacob, Joseph, short sketch of his life,

586; strict laws adopted in his church, 586, 7; extracts from two remarkable

sermons of his, 587, el seq. Jacobins, their state under Bonaparte, 69 James 1. begs the loan of a pair of silk

stockings, 583 Jefferson, Madison, Gallatiu rivers,

what and where, 128 Jewel, bishop, his character, 455 Jews, after the captivity, supposed to

have settled in Afgbaunistan, 560, et

seq. Jews, miserable state and cruel usage of

at Morocco, 527 Job, J. M. Good's translation of the

book of, 132, et seq.; see Good. Joboson, Dr. bis remarks on alpine sce

nery, 248, 9 Jonah, a poem, by J. W. Bellamy, 289, et seq.; extract, 290

- by E. Smedley, 291, et seq.; eatract, ib. Journal of Llewellyn Penrose, a seaman,

395, el seg.


Kaaba (El), or the House of God, at Mecca, description of, 535; the black or henverly stone, ib; ceremony of wash

ing its foor, 536 Kaïd, his powers and mode of adminis

tering justice at Fez, 525 Kidd's observations respecting the nates

Foreign Bible Society, in his late

charge to his clergy, see Bible Society. Little Davy's new hat, Bloomfield's his.

tory of, 76, 7; ertract, 77 Liturgy, Mr. Bugg's opinion of the re

strictive nature of its language, 436 Love and opportunity, a song, 380 Locusts, a flight of, described, 579, London Missionary Society, Dr. Brown's

account of, 234 ; causes of their first misfortunes, ib. ; instrumental in erciling nero energy into the other mission.

ary societres, ib. Low Countries, good policy of uniting

them with the States of Holland, 352 Lunatic asylums, pauper, Tuke's prac.

tical hints on the construction and economy of, 293, 301, et ssq.

ral production of salt petre on the walls of subterraneous and other

buildings, 511 Kidd's Sermons for the use of villages and families, 369, et seq.; author's style considered, 370; reflections on the piety of Abajak, ib.; on the prayer of

Jesus on the Cross, ib. Kiffin, Mr. W. biographical sketch of

his life, 403, et seq.; see Wilson's history of dissenting churches. Ktrby's entomology, see Entomology. Klaproth's travels in the Caucasus, and

Georgia, 328, et seq.; formidable extent and power of the Russian empire, ib.; origin of the expedition, 329; nature of the author's arduous duties, 330; general character and estimate of the work, ib. et seq.; reli gion, &c. of the Calinucks, &c. 332; descriplion of the Kiirdä or praying mill, ib. et seq.; other superstitious ceremonies, 334 ; Grandshuhr or master-book of the whole world, ib.; great prevalence of priestcraft among then, ib.; doubtful nature of the author's religious principles, 335; his statement of their morality, ib, el seg.; their mode of ordination for priests' orders, 336; ahsurd nature of their petitions, 337 ; superstitious observances among the Mon. gols, ib.; practise a kind of baptism, 358; mode of preparing for death, ib.; general habits, &c. of the Tscherkessians, ib.; remains of Madshar, 339; great elevation of the Elbrus and Mqinwari mountains, ib.; superstitious opinion of the natives concern

ing them, ib. et seq. Knowledge, Williains's moral tenden

cies of, 594,5 Konig on a fossil human skeleton from

Guadaloupe, 505; not a fossil re.

main, but inerely an incrustation, 506 Kubla Khan, a poem, by S. T. Cole

ridge, 571 Kürdä, or praying mill, 332

Mc Lean, Mr. Archibald, his contro

versy with Mr. Andrew Fuller on

faith, 485, et seq. Mindhouses, reports, &c. respecting

them, 293, et seq.; awful interest of the subject, ib.; inquiry if madness be curable by medicine, 294 ; opinion of practitioners on the subject, various, ib.: probable causes of this difference, 295; remarkable instance of alternation in mental and bodily disease, 296; mental sanity frequently precedes the death of insane persons, ib.; inquiries in regard to a conciliatory mode of treatinent, 297 ; extract from the Hon. H. Grey Bennell's evidence before the House, ib. et seq.; cases of Mrs. Stone and of Norris, ib.; statement of some particulars that have been beneficial in lunatic asylums, 300 ; inquiry in regard to exercise, ib. et seq.; defects in lunatic asylnms, 301; Mr. Tike's proposed classification of patients, 302; Mr. Bake:oell's plan, ib.; an interesting case of apparently religious insanity, 303; the subject, in fact, a bold profligate, ib.; Mr. Bakewell's opinion in regard to supposed religious maniacs, ib.; great credit due to him for his firm intrepidity in exposing the false assertions that religion is the frequent occasion of madness, 304 ; dependence on medicine in cases of insanity very small, 305; great necessity of county establishments, 306; probability of beneficial effects

from the investigation, ib. Majolo, the, a tale, 77, et seq.; reflec

tions on acquired knowledge, &c. 78; character of the Majolo, 79; the Majoli, who they are, ib.; appearance of the Majolo, ib.; character of the indigenous music of mountainous countries,

Lalande fond of eating spiders, 582 Leaves, 399, et seq.; character of the

poems, ib.; the child of love and genius,

400 Lecture on Skulls, see Headlong Hall. Letters from a gentleman in the north

of Scotland, see Il ghlands. Letter to Mr. Gisborne by one of the

clergy, see Bible Society, 52 Lewis and Clarke's travels to the source

of the Missouri river, 103, et seq.; see

Missouri. Lincoln, letter to the bishop of, on ac,

count of his attack on the British and

80; character seldom understood by an eslimate of the qualities of the mind, 81; illustrated in the (imagined) character of Don Lopez, ib.; Majolo's reasons for thinking the life of a merchant the most preferable, 82; his first efforts to obtain literary eminence detailed, 82, 3; concluding remarks on the character of

the work, 84 Mandan Indians, 117; their tradition of

their remote history, 117 Mant's, Dr. two tracts, on regeneration

and conversion according to the sense of holy scripture, and the church of

England, 429, et seq. Medicine of the Mandans, an American

tribe, its singular meaning, 118;

medicine stone, 119 Meeting-houses, evils likely to result

from their being made subject to pa

rochial assessments, 494,5 Memoirs of lady Hamilton, 284, et seq.;

see Hamilton. Mirage, account of one in Caubul, 466 Messiah, bishop Horsley's opinion of

the origin of the prophecies among

the heathen concerning him, 152, 3 Messiah, the only safe basis on which

passages from the old testament can

be applied to him, 27 Methodist (Wesleyan) missions in the

West Indies, 234 ; in the island of Ceylon, ib.; conversion of a Budba priest, ib. Middle class of society, its rise and great

national importance, 213; not known

in Frauce, 214, 217 Military influence, its danger, as illustrated

in the conduct of the French soldiery, 68 Milbank Penitentiary, its probable evil

tendency, 613 Ministers of the church, Wilks's essay

on the conversion and unconversion

of, 538, el seq.; see Wilks. Missionary exertions, encouragements

for prosecuting them, 225 Missions, Brown's history of, 223; el seq.

See Brown. Missouri river. Lewis and Clarke's trarels

to the source of, 105, d seg.;, importance of the expedition, ib.; reflections on the influence of vastand antecedently unexplored reg ons on a pbilosophical and imaginative spirit, 107; description of the parly, 109; nature of the anticipated difficulties, ib. et


ob. stacles from the extreme rapidity of the current and treachery of the bank, 110-1; description of the Osages, ib.; their own account of their descent from a snail, ib.; general appearance of the country112; extensive ancient

burying grounds of the Indians, ib. ; ravages of the small pox among the Mahas, effects of their despair, ib. ; death of Sergeant Floyd, ib.; remarkable bends in the river, 113; Ottoes and Missouri Indians, ib.; effects of a hurricane, ib. ; Staitan or Kite Indians, ib.; notice of some natural curiosities, ib.; remarkable rem gular mound, ib.; water of the rivers rendered deleterious by the great quantity of copperas, &c. in its bank, ib.; Sioux, a numerous and powerful tribe, ib.; determined conduct of some associated young and brave men in this tribe, 115; description of some an. cient fortifications 116; the Rickaras, ib.; reject the use of spirituous liquors, ib.; Mandans and other tribes, 117; Mandans, tradition of their origin, 117, 118; remarkable circumstance in their religion, 119, 119; barbarous redenge of a Minnelaree chief, 119; intense cold of the winter, 120; vol. canic appearances, 121; sharp and dangerous encounter with a bear, 122; singular mode of procuring buffaloes, 123; perilous situation of the Capt. L. and one of his men, ib.; discover the summits of the rock mountains, ib.; Capt. L. arrives at the first cataract,ib. extent, &c. of the various falls, 125 ; cataracts described, ib.; danger of Capt. C. and others from the effects of a heavy Tain, 126; destruction of the buffa. lues at the falls, ib.; their immense breeds, ih.; remarkable mountain ex. plosions, ib.; Capt. L. surprized by a bear, 127; the party pass the gates of the rocky mountains, ib.; arrive at the three forks, 128; Shoshonee Indians, their actions, &c. 128, 129; cross the mountainous track, ib.; arrive at the Columbia river, 130; discover the Pacific ocean, 131; custoins, &c. of the lodians on Colombia, a

river, ib.; returu of the party, 132
Mongols, religiou, &c. of, 336, et seq.
Monitor, weekly, 174
Moorish school at Fex, 529
Morell's studies in history, vol. 2. His-

tory of Rome, 170, et seg.; best mode
of making history the vehicle of moral
and religious instruction, 171 ; Con-
version of Constantine, 172; refleclions

on it, 173
Morris's memoirs of the life and wri.

tings of the Rev. Andrew Fuller, 478,

et seg. See Fuller Moultan, 466 Mound of the little devils, 113; Indian

tradition concerning them, 114

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