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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 supa press. 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 beneficiaries, 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 Nowly, restored to their proper places by the sole inAuence of those 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 discussion 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 occafion.
ERRATA in this VOLUME.
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To the REMARKABLE PASSAGES in this Voluine.
N. B. To find any particular Book, or Pamphlet, see the
Table of Contents, prefixed to the Volume.
A BINGon, Lord, controverts BAILEY, Cape, his unfortuna:e
the opinion of Sir W. Black- case in the affair of Greenwich fone, relative to the distinction Hospital, 230. between the crown and the perfon Bank of Amiterdam, account of, of ihe King, 386.
559. Of England, 560. ABscess in the ælophagus, cured BANKS, and paper credit, nature of,
by quicksilver, 513. .. with their good and bad effects, Acid, aeria, observations on, 71. discussed, 558.. . of sugar, 76.
BARRINGTON, Hon. Daines,' his AIR, owes its origin to water, 158. account of remains of the Cor
Curious exper. of the influence nish Language, 108. of vegetables on the air, 346,
his explari, of a passage in 504.
the Book of Genesis, 111 Air, fixed, obl. relative to, 154. - his enquiry into the antiALMOND-tree, natural hist. of, 291. quity of clocks, 281. AMIOT, M. his memoirs relative to BARTHEZ, M. his elementary treat. China, 519, 521.
on the knowledge of man, AMPUTATION. See BILGUER. 401. ANDERSON, Mr, his account of Bath, Roman. See Lyon.
ancient monuments and fortifica. BEAUMONT and Fletcher, their tions in the Highlands of Scot- rank in the dramatic walk, 417. land, 273.
Compared with Shakespear, 418. ANNUITies. See PRICE.
The several editions of their ANSTEY, Mr. See SPECULA- works, 423. TION.
Bengal, neceflity of our studying ANTONINUS, Martyr, his account the language of, 342. Mr. Hala
of the opulence, &c. of Judea, hed's Grammar of, ib, 570.
Biel, his Novus Thesaurus Philo. ARABIA, love-verses written in the logicus, 235.
style of that country, 392. BILGUER, Dr. his notions concern. ASTRONOMY, obs, rel. to, by M. ing amputation attacked and de.
Lexel, 213. By Don Ulloa, ib. fended, 243
BLACKSTONE. See SHERIDAN. AURORA BOREALIS, Dr. Frank See ABINGDON.
lin's hypothefis concerning, 207. BLANDFORD, Marquis of, compli. De Mairan's treatise on that sub- mentary verses to, 391. ject, 310. Van Swinden's plan Blights of fruit trees, &c. whence for a new investigation of this proceeding from, 356. Method phenomenon, ib.
of remedying, 357. App, Rev. lxii.
TORAX, new discovery relative to Cements, exper, with regard to
the composition of, particularly
waiering meadows, 456. CHARITY considered, as a Chrif-
leaiot Q Henrietta Maria, 274. CHARLESTOWN, N, England, acc.
inícription on Krkdale church, CHINA, the wines, fruits, and
CHINESE, their chronology not so
be pernicious in tevers, 571. Their empire first established a-
Sur. Their music, 521. Their
manner in which animals are sance of Ailroromy, 523. Their
affected by mephitic fluids, 515 hospitals for foundlings, 524.
plement, Vol. V. containing the 517. Its delicious wine, 518. Its
maític, ib. Medals of, 519.
machine for driving piles, 383. tion of different parts of Greece,
ordinary genius for music in an CHRIST, death of, considered in the
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.
gans of speech in the Orang comium of, 169.
Clocks to Atrike the hour, enquiry
when firft made, 281.
cubic equation, &c. investigated, Philadelphia, 205.
Coins, ancient acç. of some disco-
cal debate with Lord Abingdon, And in the Tower of Lond. 276.
Coffins, ftone. See Picge.
favour of, vindicated, 1:6, 149. hoins, in the cathedral of Car.
derended, 150. The act of par. COLONIES, American, when first
COMMERCE. See BANKS.
method of cultivating the sugar Cook, Capt. elegant verses to his
memory, by a Lady, 459.
Jerusalem, 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
effet on the air, 346, 504.
by electricity, 215.
parable against persecution, 195.
certain MSS. of the late Mr. His anxious desire to promote
peace and harmony between
Shamefully abused by Mr. Wed.
held to be wholly derived from discoveries, 206. His hypothe-
fis concerning the Aurora Borea
quantity of discovered in the sea, FRENCHMAN, his dialogues with an
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.
Hayley, Mr. his elegant verses
on the death of Mr. Thornton, composed Ds. Dodd's fpeech at
his trial, 433.,
pents, 113. Her commercial re-
political connexion with Eng.
IRWIN, Mr. his Eastern Eclogues
and elegant compliment to his
of ancient monuments, &c, in, Isala!!, 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 picture in the
native sedative falt of Tuscany, JUDEA, country of, its great fer-
tility and populousness asserted,
inscription on, illustrated, 114.
guarding against insects, 356. piece of ordnance filhed out of
of a petrifaction
found in East Lothian, 219.
of antiquities dug
nantidiptic telescope, 215. LANGUAGE, English, various a
90,000 Christian captives of LASSONE, M, de, his memoir on
ting their ibroats, 568. . 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
curing ulcers by the burning.
wards Milton, 479. Animad. LETTER to the Reviewers, con-