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PREFACE. not exclusively on either side of a question. This should teach us to moderate the asperities of censure against others, who may have taken views of the same subject different from our own, and lead us to examine with caution, those opinions which offer themselves to us without a correspondent degree of evidence.

But while we thus recommend diffidence and caution, we must not forget, that, on multitudes of subjects relating to divinity, to morals, and to science, various questions may be proposed, to which no satisfactory replies can be given. He, therefore, who refuses his assent until all difficulties are removed, will live in the region of scepticism, and die without a creed.

Into the field of politics it has been rarely our lot to enter. The IMPERIAL MAGAZINE espouses neither Whig nor Tory principles ; but it embraces every opportunity of introducing articles which tend to check the progress of anarchy, or to benefit the condition of mankind. The conductors of this journal are well aware, that amidst the fluctuations of public opinion, the orders and gradations of society must be preserved. When these cease, civil government is no more; and consequently, every effort that is made to weaken the ties which bind man to man, tends to dissolve the social compact, and to introduce disorder and confusion into the community : The enormities which are daily committed, the culprits which are arraigned, and the executions which frequently take place in the metropolis, are dreadful evidences of the prevalence of vice, the source of which may be traced to that laxity of morals, wḥich the principles avowed in many modern publications are calculated to diffuse through society. The moral poison thus disseminated, operating upon the degeneracy of human nature, easily finds a lodgment in the heart, which no antidote can reach, and communicates a contagion which no antidote can expel. So far as human means are concerned, it is only by pre-occupying the mind with scriptural truths, with moral principles, and with just conceptions of things, that these evils can be prevented.

To several topics of natural and experimental philosophy, the pages of this volume will shew that we have not been inattentive; and various papers bear evidence, that we have not been destitute of original communications.

The plates which adorn the present volume, have been procured at a vast expense, which nothing but an extensive sale could justify, and which nothing could have induced the proprietor to risk, but a confident persuasion that his numerous subscribers would continue their patronage of the IMPERIAL MAGAZINE, and, so far as they deem it worthy of support, recommend it to their neighbours and friends.

INDEX TO VOLUME III.

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COL. ABILITIES, Natural or Acquired, Replies Cain, Punishment and Mark of, ....... 702

to a Query on,... 846, 926, 1091 Caloric, ......... 436, 528, 726, 791, 1137 Adages by Oliver Cromwell, ......... 332 Canibalism in New Zealand, .......... 27 Adam's Fall, Replies to a Query on, 828, Caroline, Queen, Death and Funeral of, 865

931, 933 Catholic Emancipation, .............. 560 Adulterated Flonr, to detect, ......... 389 - Claims, Reflections on the,.... 720 Alfred the Great,................... 928 Caution—Catholic Emancipation,...... 348 André, Major, Narrative of the death of, 1169 Caxton Printing Office, Destruction of the, 243

-Interment of the Remains of, .. 1236 | Chalmers' Discourses, reviewed, ...... 562 Anecdotes, 20, 77, 217, 242, 257, 331,

Sermons, Extract from, ..... 902 332, 416, 560, 605, 976 Chenrical Essays, · 436,528, 726, 971, 1137 Anger, Remarks on, ............ 812, 823 Chilblains, to care and present, ...... 1097 Animal Sociability,.................. 559 Children, on tbe Treatment of, ........ 317 Antiquities, Essay on the Study of, .... 700 | | China, Christianity in, ...............

117 Aretino, Leonardo, Memoirs of, 275,302,

Poor in, ....................

325 419, 496, 627,685, 888, 1046, 1084, 1173 | Chinese Vassalage, ............. 123 Atheism an Absordity, .............. 912 Christian Biographical Dictionary, reAtonement, on the, ............ 448, 622

viewed,.................. 386 Authors and Books, Observations on, .. 715 Christophe, Character of, ............ 745 Awful Occurrence,.................. 215 Cock-fighting,.................... 172 B.

Coincidences-Sneezing—the Trinity, .. 32

Collins, Ode to the Genius of, ........ 442 Bahama and Bermuda, Inquiries respect Comets, Observations on, ............ 739

*ing, ...................... 863 Commercial Reports, 102, 197, 295,487, Benefit derived from Learning, the Arts,

583, 680, 776, 871, 967, 1063, 1159 &c. ...................... 500 Compressibility of Water, ............ 546 Benevolent Institutions, ........ 658, 1053 Colours, Observations on, ............ 750 Bethel Union and Seaman's Friend Soci-, Conjunctions of Saturn and Jupiter, 561, 1014

ety, ..................... 1054 | Conscience, Replies to Queries on, 167, 171 Bible Society, ...........578, 1053, 1058 Conversations on English Grammar, reBiblical Column, or Sacred Pillar, .... 998

'viewed,................... 383 Birds' Nests, edible, ................ 21

Cordwainers, Reply to a Query on,.... 1203 Blacow's Discourse, reviewed, ........ 93 Coronation of His Majesty George IV. .. 765 Sentence for a Libel,....... 1159

Ode on the, .............. 806 Bonaparte, Death of,................774 Cottage of Pella, by J. Holland, reviewed, 668 Boston, an Account of, by Thomson, re Cows, Advantages of Cottagers keeping, 129

viewed, .................. 948 Cruelties practised in India, ... Book, Extract from an old,........... 881 Botolph, Account of the Parish Church

of St. ....................552 Botanical Information, a Request for, .. 989 Dancing condemned, ................ 939 Bowles, Rev. W. Lisle, Sonnets of, .... 917

defended, ................. 1189 Breaches of Tender Engagements, ..... 464 Defectibility of the Human Mind, ..... 895 Brutes, on the Intellectual Faculties of, 308 | Deism, the Folly of, ................ 232 Barying in Churches, Reply to a Query

Reflections on, .............. 618

| Departed Spirits, Reply to a Query on,.. 988 Byron, Lord, on the Genius and Writings Devotion not to be constrained, ....... 258

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of,................ 251, 978 | Discourses by Buckworth, reviewed, ... 381 - Vindication of, 810,1016, 1113, 1115

by Chalmers, do. ...... 562 - Don Juan, .................. 945 Division of the Earth, Answers to a Query - Beneficence of, ............. 1021 |

on the, .............. 977, 1073

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COL. Dreams, Letter to Mr. Baxter on,...... 835 | Help in 'Time of Need, by Bryant, reDry Rot, Answer to a Query on the, .. 1201

viewed, ................... Henpecked Husband, ............... 734 Hervey, Rev. James, Account of, .. 926, 996

Hindoo Superstition,................ 911 Education, .......

History, Observations on the Study of, . 592 -- Strictures on Carlisle's New Huahine, Report of the Mission at, .... 731 System of,................ 877

Leiters from, ............. 1125 Edward and Matilda, a Poem, ...... .. 238 Human Knowledge, on the Origin and Edwin and Mary, .....

Nature of, ...... 665, 814, 1043, 1143 Edwin's Grave, a Monody, ........ .. 356 Hunt, Mr. Leigh, the Poetry of, 606, 695, Egyptian Tomb, ......... ...740

970, 1068 Envious Man, Observations on the,..., 1113 Husbands, a Word of Advice to, ...... 904 Envy and Candour, a Dialogue,........ 14 Hydrophobia, Reply to a Query on, ... 1203 Epictetus, Manual of,................ 942 Epitaphs, ....... 238, 634, 650, 910, 1013

I and J. Epsom Salts, on the proper Use of, re

viewed, ...... ......... 576 | Icebergs of Spitzbergen, the Seven,.... 29 Essential Oils, Answer to a Query on, .. 77 | Jenkins, Henry, Account of, .......... 466 Essays on Creation and Geology,... 64, 108 Jerome of Prague, an Account of his Eternal Election, ................... 837

Martyrdom, .............. 1178 Eternal Punishment, not Suffering, but Jewish Ceremonies, Reply to a Query on Privation, reviewed, ....... 1144 |

the Abolition of, ........... 844 Eve of St. Hyppolito, reviewed, ....... 957 Jews, the Number of in the World, .... 406 Evidences of Christianity, reviewed, .. 1223 Incident, an affecting, ...............737 Example, on the Influence of, ........ 225 India, Cruelties practised in, ......... 49

Indictment, an ancient, .............. 325
Influence of Example,.............

... 225

Insanity, Nature and Causes of, ...... 1185 Fact, singular, respecting a Fowl,...... 242 Instinct and Reason, ................ 478 Farmer and Grazier's Guide, by Towne, Intellectual Faculty of Brutes, ........ 308

reviewed, ................. 382 Intuitive Knowledge of Adam, ........ 625 Fear, the Vanity of it, and how to mas

ter it, .................... 823 Female Character at Otaheite, Sketches

of, ....................... 31 Knowledge, Futility of ancient, as conFemales, Impropriety of trifling with, .. 831

trasted with the Precepts of Fishes, singular,....................451

Christianity, ............. 123 Fishing, a Poem, .................. 1027

- Human, on the Origin & Na-Flour, to ascertain the Purity of, ...... 849

ture of, respecting God & diFooleries of the Olden Times, ........ 402

vine things, 665,814, 1043, 1143 Fragments of a Day-book, by Stanislaus,

- Intuitive, of Adam, ....... 625 the last King of Poland, 366, 407, 539

-of departed Spirits, Answer Franklin, Anecdotes of,.............. 20

to a Query on the, ....... 1207 Friendship, Observations on, ........ 1111 Knox, Captain, Account of his Captivity Fuel, Economy in, ................. 301

and Escape, Fulfilment of a Prediction,............ 258

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Latin Lines, Translation of, ...... 641, 690 Gambling, Extract from a Treatise on,.. 320 Leech used as a Weather-glass, ....... 830 Gas, to procure, ....... ........... 977 | Letter of the late Mr. Jones,.......... 333 Genius, on the Neglect of, ...... 937, 1076 Library, Books necessary for a small, .. 716 Geographical Exercise Book, reviewed, 184 | Life of Man, the chequered, .......... 602 Geology, Essays on,.............. 64, 108 Light, Observations on, ........ 983, 1080 Gibbon and Whitaker, ............. 1237 Likewise and Also, Distinction between, 258 Ginger Beer, to make, .......... 341, 428 | Literary Fund, Poem on its Anniversary, 615 Gray, Mr. of Boston, Anecdote of, ..... 78

Institution recommended, ..... 631

- Notices, 102,198,486, 582,679, H.

966, 1062

- Contrasts, .................. 330 Happiness, an Essay on, ............. 280 Liverpool, Observations, historical and Harvest Home, by Becker, .......... 117 descriptive, respecting, 53, 145, Hassall, Mr. Rowland, Death and Cha

282, 337, 468, 651, 816, 1032 racter of, ..... ....... 976 Love, on Dissimulation in, .....vero. 1109 Heathen, Salvation of the, ........ 40, 348 Luther, Martin, Life of, ............. 635

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Poems by J. Jones, reviewed, ......... 859 Manchester, Siege of, ............... 515 Poetry, 87, 161, 236, 253, 355,442,554, Married Persons, Reply to a Query on, 632 612, 650, 705, 806, 905, 1025, 1098, 1219 Mathematical Queries solved, ........ 157 | Poets, Metropolitan School of,... 970, 1068 Memoir of the Life and Times of Leo. Poles, Approximation towards the, ....780 nardo Aretino, 275, 302, 419, 496, Politeness, Essay on, reviewed, ....... 98

627, 685, 888, 1046, 1084, 1173 | Popedom, fabulous Foundation of the, 428,520 Memoir of Dr. Isaac Watts, ........ 175 Portrait, the, ..................... 609 Memoir of the Rev. W. Shepherd, ..... 378 Potato, Observations on the History of of the Rev. J. Taylor, reviewed, 854

the,........ ............. 797 of the Rev. Dan Taylor, do. .. 952

On the boiling of, ............ 887 of John Rennie, Esq. ........ 1153 Preservations, remarkable and extraordiof John Ray, the Botanist, .... 1161

nary, .................. 38, 153 - of Wm. Scoresby, Jun. Esq... 1229 Prices Current. Exports, Imports, &c. Mental Calculator, by Lovekin, reviewed, 289

103, 199 Metropolitan School of Poets, ... 970, 1068 Prince's Dock, Liverpool, Opening of the, 772 Mexican Revolution, Memoirs of, review Profitable Labour, .................. 180

ed, ................ 671, 754, 849 Providence and Grace, exemplified in Mildew in Wheat, Reply to a Query on, 1206 some Account of Mrs. Baker, 566, 594 Miller's Guide, reviewed, ............ 92 Mind, Varieties of the human, ........ 398

Soundness of,............ 826, 990 - Defectibility of the,........... 895 Queries proposed, 100, 197, 372, 373, Micellaneous Articles, ...... 195, 293, 389

563, 649, 863, 961, 1062 Missionary Meetings, 483,576, 661,678, Queries replied to, 77, 167, 170, 266,

731, 1062 348, 350, 351, 373, 414, 451, 462, Monarchs, Reflections on the Reigns of

464, 477, 603, 632, 710, 828, 844, great, ............... 928, 1106 931, 977, 988, 1073, 1091, 1132, 1201 Montbly Observations, 9, 105, 262, 297, Quinze Jours à Londres, reviewed, ..., 675

393, 489, 585, 681,777,873, 969, 1065 Moralizer, the,......23, 134, 259, 344, 417 Mortality, ......................... 274 Mutual Affection, Reply to a Query on,., 350 | Regalia of Great Britain, Examination of,.. 462, 548 | Religion, Importance of early, reviewed, 575

Remarks on Passages of Scripture, .... 375

-on Tyson's Attack on Protest

antism, &c. reviewed, ....... 857 Nature, the concluding Scene of, ...... 336 Repentance and Faith, .............. 455 Nelson, Letter of Lord, ..........

Revelation, divine Origin of, by Jones, New Year, Reflections on the, ....

reviewed, No Fiction, reviewed, .........

Advantages of, ............ 232 Northern Expedition, ......

- Importance of, ............ 329 North Pole, on the possibility of reaching Reviews, 92, 180, 289, 381, 480, 562, the, ................

780

661, 753, 849, 948, 1144, 1223 Note from Aristarchus, ..........

Richard I. Reflections on, ........... 1106
Rights of God and Cæsar, by Dr. Clarke,

reviewed, ................. 480 Oxygen, Reply to a Query on, ........ 373 | Ring-worms, Cures for, ......... 477, 632 Origin of Human Knowledge, &c. 665, Roscoe, Mr. biographical Sketches of,.. 42 814, 1043, 1143 Royal Institution, ....

...... 99

Royal Minstrel, by Pennie, reviewed, .. 481 Paley, Anecdote of, ................. 2-12 Parish Clerks,......................

.......... 503 Sabbath, Replies to a Query ou the ObserParody, .......................... 848

vance of the, ......... 352, 1132 Pastoral Poets of Italy, Remarks on Sal-Ammoniac, .................... 115 the,.....

...... 606, 695 Savage Life, on the Virtues of, ........ 216 Patriotism, Essay on,................ 803 Schools in Liverpool, ................ 651 Penal Laws, .....

....... 137 | Science, on the Aspect of, towards Reli. Peru, Proceedings of the Spaniards in the

1,::::::............... 362 Conquest of,............... 201 Scoresby, W. brief Memoirs of, ...... 1229 Phenician Navigators, .............. 1142 Screw-drivers, Reply to a Query on, ... 663 Phänomena of Jupiter and Saturn,.... 1014 Scripture, Animadversions on “ Remarks Plants, Catalogue of British, 9, 105, 262,

on Passages of,” ........... 841 297, 393, 489, 585, 681, 777,

-V'indication of ditto, ... 963, 1038 873, 969, 1065

Reply to ditto,............ 1103

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Sea-bathing, on the Utility of, reviewed, 571 Treffry, Mr. Thonias, Death of,........ 553
Sepulchral Bones, ..... .......... 802 Tributes to Truth, by Littleton, reviewed, 187
Sermon, Extract from an old, ......... 895
Shetland, New South, Letter from, ..... 453

Observations on, 1214 Varieties of the human Mind, ......... 398
Siege of Sancerre, ................. 1004 Villager's Lay, ..... ......... 87, 236
Sonnets of the Rev. W. Lisle Bowles, .. 727 Visit of His Majesty George IV. to Ire-
South Sea Missionary Intelligence, 731, 1125 · · land, ........

869
Spelling, Reply to a Query on, ....... 1202 | Volcanoes of Tartary, ................ 116
Spirits, Replies to a Query on the Know-

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·ledge of; .............988, 1207
Stanzas, &c. by G. Miller, roviewed,.... 96 | Wales, New South, Letters from,.. 401, 544
Stayed Man, Character of the, ........ 426

mia Eagle of, ......... 527
Observations on the, ..... 843 | War, a Lyric Ode on, ...............707
Steam Engine, a Satire, .............. 161 | Ward, Mr. Letter of, to the Ladies of
Steeple of St. Michael's Church, ...... 155

Liverpool, ................

49

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Stonehenge, Particulars respecting,.... 787 Warts, to remove,.....

...... 992
Strictures on Mr. Evans's Sketch, &c... 60 Watts, Memoir of Dr. Isaac, or...... 175

on Mr. M‘Millan's Pamphlet,, 643 Waverley, Observations on the Author
Substratum of Matter, ....., 359, 535, 665 - of, ........

993
Study and Learning, Replies to a Query Weather-glass, the Leech used as a, ... 830

on, .................. 266, 603 Welch Non-conformists' Memorial, re-
Surnames, Reply to a Query on, ....... 709

- viewed, ................... 759
Sultana Valide, Account of the, ...... 1195 | Whale Fishery, .................... 775

Wise Mayor of Lancaster, .......... 1141
Witches, Reply to a Query on, ....... 352

Wordsworth, on the Genius and Writings
Taste and Criticism, ..

of, ............... 598, 993
Teneriffe, Peak of,..................

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Defence of, 885, 923, 978,
Theft, Observations on, hy Homo, .....

1118, 1122, 1124
Tio Doloreaux, by Hutchinson, reviewed,
Time, Necessity of improving, ........

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Times, on the Alteration of, .......... Zealand, New, Particulars respecting, .. 130
Tongataboo, barbarous Customs at, ....

-- Observations on, ....... 400
Tragedy, an old,..........

---- Head of a Native of, .... 413

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LIST OF PLATES IN VOL. III.,"
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1. Wm. Roscoe, Esq. from a Bust by Spence,......................... 42
2. Monument of Dr. Isaac Watts, ................................

... 175
3. View of the Caxton Printing Office, .............................. 243
4. Rev. W. Shepherd, ........................................... 378
5. Alexander Dherma Rama, formerly a High Priest of Boodhu, .........
6. Wm. Scoresby, Jun. Esq. ......................
7. Adam Sireh-goona Munhi Rathana, formerly a High Priest of Boodhu, ..
8. The Right Hon. Sir Alexander Johnston, Knt. .....................

9. Alexander Tilloch, LL. D. &c. ...................................
10. Rev. J. Campbell, the Missionary Traveller in South Africa, ..........
11. Rev. Sam. Lee, M. A. Professor of Arabic in the University of Cambridge,
12. John Rennie, Esq. F. R. S. Civil Engineer, ...................... 1153
13. John Ray, the Botanist, .................................
- Sketch of New South Shetland, by Capt. Sherratt, ..................1215

............ 1229

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