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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.

M.

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INDEX

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
By Dr. Longfield, 215.

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.

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TORAX, new discovery relative to Cements, exper, with regard to
the production of, 237.

the composition of, particularly
BOSWELL, Mr. his directions for with respect to buildings, 361.

waiering meadows, 456. CHARITY considered, as a Chrif-
BRERETON, Mr. his account of the tian virtue, 296.

leaiot Q Henrietta Maria, 274. CHARLESTOWN, N, England, acc.
BROOKE, A. his acc. of a Saxon of the first fetilement of, 468.

inícription on Krkdale church, CHINA, the wines, fruits, and
114. Of an ancient scal of the other products of, 519.
Fitzwalter family, 15.

CHINESE, their chronology not so
-- his descrip:ion of the great ancient as pretended by fome
seal of Q. Katherine Parr, 272. writers, 506. Their history, in
Broths, made from felh, said to course, extremely defective, 508.

be pernicious in tevers, 571. Their empire first established a-
Bruce, Robert, his pocket-watch bout 1000 years before Chrift,
found, 2:1.

Sur. Their music, 521. Their
BU CQUET, M. his memoir on the population, 522, Their igno.

manner in which animals are sance of Ailroromy, 523. Their

affected by mephitic fluids, 515 hospitals for foundlings, 524.
Bupron, M. his Nat. Hift. Sub. Chio, in the Levant, described,

plement, Vol. V. containing the 517. Its delicious wine, 518. Its
Epochas of Nature, 395.

maític, ib. Medals of, 519.
Bugge, Pioleffor, his cheory of the CHOISEUL, Count de, his descrip-

machine for driving piles, 383. tion of different parts of Greece,
BURNEY, Ds. his acc. of an extra 517.

ordinary genius for music in an CHRIST, death of, considered in the
infant, 209.

same light with that of Socrates,
Busch, Professor, his acc. of the

commercial academy at Ham. CLARENDON, Lord, his hift, of the
burgh, 238.

rebellion, not altered by the Ox-

ford editor, 303.
Camper, Dr his acc, of the or, CLERGYMAN, rural, poetical en.

gans of speech in the Orang comium of, 169.
Outang, 221.

Clocks to Atrike the hour, enquiry
ÇANNON. See King.

when firft made, 281.
CARDAN, his rule for resolving the Club, rules for one established at

cubic equation, &c. investigated, Philadelphia, 205.
&c. 43.

Coins, ancient acç. of some disco-
CARTWRIGHT, Major. his politi vered at Fenwick castle, 113.

cal debate with Lord Abingdon, And in the Tower of Lond. 276.
385.

Coffins, ftone. See Picge.
CATHOLICS, Roman, late Ad in Cole, M. his acc. of the ancient

favour of, vindicated, 1:6, 149. hoins, in the cathedral of Car.
Their free toleration in Sc tland lifle, 279.

derended, 150. The act of par. COLONIES, American, when first
. liament farther vindicated, 238, an object of British taxation, 465.
371.

COMMERCE. See BANKS.
CAZAUD, M. his acc. of a new Comet. See Lexel.

method of cultivating the sugar Cook, Capt. elegant verses to his
cane, 222.

memory, by a Lady, 459.
CELTS, ancient inftruments so call. COSROES, K. of Perfia, plunders
Cj, account of, 110.

Jerusalem, and sells 90,000

Christian

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Christian captives to the Jews, ELEPHANTS, when inhabitants of
who murder them, 568.

the northern regions of our
COWPER, Mr. his acc, of the effects globe, 398. Their bones found

of lightning on board a ship, 222. in North America, 399.
Creation, various opinions of the

ancients concerning, 101. FABLE, dramatic, remarks rela-
Crotch. Sce BURNEY.

tive to, 186.

FENWICK. See Coins.
DEist, the noblest of all appel Fevers. See foon.,
lations, 104.

Fire, its nature different from that
Deity, the knowledge of, dis- of light, 154. New discoveries
cussed, 97–100.

relative to, 546.
DEMONIACS, Scripture, controver- Fires, method of securing build-
fy relative to, 178.

ings from, 51.
Derry, Bishop of, highly pane. Florence, royal gallery of, cata-
gyrised, 553.

logue of the pictures and rarities
DIALOGUE between a Frenchman, there, 572.

and an Englishman, relative to Flowers of plants, their noxious
Canada, 145.

effet on the air, 346, 504.
DRAKE, Mr. his acc. of two Ro. Food, animal, and broths, perni-
man stations in Eflex, 112. · cious in fevers, 571.
Combats Mr. Whitaker's acc. FotHERCILL, Dr. Anthony, his
of the origin of the English lan. acc. of a cure of S:. Vitus's dance
guage, 277.

by electricity, 215.
DRAMA, crit. obs. relative to, 186. FRANKLIN, Dr. Benj. his excellent
· DROPSY. See LATHAM.

parable against persecution, 195.
Duncan, Dr. his publication of His Poor Richard's Almanac, 198.

certain MSS. of the late Mr. His anxious desire to promote
Baxter, 58.

peace and harmony between
Dune of Dornadilla described, 271. Great Britain and America, 202.

Shamefully abused by Mr. Wed.
TARTH, terraqueous globe of, derburne, 204. His electrical

held to be wholly derived from discoveries, 206. His hypothe-
water, 157.

fis concerning the Aurora Borea
M. de Luc's theory of, 529. alis, 207.
EARTHEN ware, ancient, great Free Martin, account of, 221.

quantity of discovered in the sea, FRENCHMAN, his dialogues with an
• off the Kentish coast, 275. See Englihman, concerning the
also Vases.

power of the Crown to make
EARTHQUAKE, nature of, electric laws for conq. countries, 145:

cal, 556. Discoveries rel. to the FRERET, M. his erroneous hypo-
means of rendering its effects less thesis concerning the Chinese
fatal to mankind, 557.

chronology, 506.
Eclipse. See Ulloa,
ECLOGUE, a Lambeth one, 403. GENESIS. See PERSECUTION.
Electricity, peculiarly effica. Grose, Mr, his description of

cious in the cure of female disor- antiquities in Hampshire, 272.
ders, 308. Lord Mahon's prin. GUNNERY, the theory of, histori-
ciples of, and exper. in 435. M. cal deduction of, 122.
Marat's discoveries in 546. See
also FRANKLIN, BOTHERGILL, HAMBURGH, commercial acade-
PARTINGTON, and EARTH ** my at, 238.
QUAKE.

Hayley, Mr. his elegant verses

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on

on the death of Mr. Thornton, composed Ds. Dodd's fpeech at
462,

his trial, 433.,
HEARING, curious exper, relative IRELAND, wbether, void of fer-
to, 52..

pents, 113. Her commercial re-
HERMAPHRODITE. See free straints considered, 162. Her
MARTIN,

political connexion with Eng.
HERVEY, Rev. James, his Writ land discussed, 306, 359.
ings characterized, 424.

IRWIN, Mr. his Eastern Eclogues
Hey, Mr. his Letter to the Re- .commended, 451. His tender
viewers, 253.

and elegant compliment to his
HIGHLANDS of Scotland, account wife, 453.

of ancient monuments, &c, in, Isala!!, Book of. See Lowth.
273.

ITALIANS, their character, 549.
HINDOSTAN, remarks on the in- That of their women, 550.

troduction of English laws into Italy, the land of painters, itself

the eastern provinces of, 147. the most beautiful picture in the
HOEFFER, Mr, his Memoir on the world, 549.

native sedative falt of Tuscany, JUDEA, country of, its great fer-
&c, 237.

tility and populousness asserted,
Horns. See COLE.

- 565.
Horses, of the Sybarites, ridicu.
· lous story of their musical educa. KIRKDALE, church of, a Saxon
cation, 577.

inscription on, illustrated, 114.
Hot-house, plants, method of King, Mr. his acc, of a curious

guarding against insects, 356. piece of ordnance filhed out of
HUNTER, John, his acc. of a spe. the sea, 112.
cies of Hermaphrodice called the

of a petrifaction
• Free Martin, 221.

found in East Lothian, 219.
Hutton, Mr. his acc. of calcula.

of antiquities dug
tions made to ascertain the mean up in Mersey island, &c.271.
density of the earth, 38, King John's house at Warnford.

See WYNDHAM,
TERUSALEM, its flourishing state KNIGHT, Dr. his method of make
J in the time of Constantine, 567. ing artificial loadftones, 221.
JEURAT, Mr, account of his lco.

nantidiptic telescope, 215. LANGUAGE, English, various a
Jews, said to have purchased 2 pinions as to its origin, 277.

90,000 Christian captives of LASSONE, M, de, his memoir on
Cofroes K. of Persia, that they the accidents occafioned by ani-
might have the pleasure of cut mal putrefa&ion, 14. On a

ting their ibroats, 568. . method of improving the tartar
INDIA, East. See TANJORE. See emetic, 516.

HINDOSTAN.-Several tracts, LATHAM, Mr. his acc. of an ex.
rel. to, 244. See allo BENGAL. traordinary drophical case, 217.
See MOGUJ.S.

LEAD ore, chemical exper, on, 48.
Insects, infesting hot-house LE CERF, Mr. his improvements in

plants, their forts enumerated, -watch-making, 44. His merit
355. Methods of guarding a- in this respect questioned, 176.
gainst their depredations, ib. LE COMPT2, M. his method of
See also Blights.

curing ulcers by the burning.
JOHNSON, Sam. his malignity to glass, 514.,

wards Milton, 479. Animad. LETTER to the Reviewers, con-
verted on, 480, Said to have cerning the remains of ancient

potteries,

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