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Gift of

Boston Library Society
Jul 18,1922

THE ATHENEUM, or Spirit of the English Magazines, is published in Boston, on the 1st and 15th of every month. Each number contains 40 pages large octavo, forming 2 vols. of 500 pages each in a year, at the low price of Five Dollars per annum. The work is regularly forwarded by mail to subscribers at a distance. Its appearance twice a month renders it more convenient to transport, and with less delay, than monthly publications, whilst by this mode of publication it is enabled to anticipate whatever is novel or entertaining in the literary, scientific, and fashionable world.

The publishers receive by every arrival from England the Magazines printed in London, and the selections are made with the most scrupulous regard to the tastes of those who read for relaxation, amusement, or instruction..

The work commenced in April, 1817; and the volumes are dated from April and October each year.

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Comparison
Conviviality
Consumption, pulmonary, cure for
Conception of the blessed Virgin Mary
Cordwainer, origin of name of
Corpus Christi, celebration of, at Rome
Cow-Tree, Humboldt's account of
Cowper

Cripple at a cross, proverb of
Criminals at Manilla,
Crimes, increase of
Cross, sign of the
Cross Foxes, sign of
Cross Keys, sign of
Cromwell, Oliver, original anecdote

Crown, sign of
Crown and Bell, origin of
Crown and Anchor, sign of
Cruelties, French, in Spain
Crystallization of tin
Culloden anecdotes

Darwin's, Dr. advice
D'Arblay, madame
Dandies

176, 177
395
162

Dermody, the Poet

December

Curious literary case
Cup, three cups, &c. proverbs of
Cutaneous excrescences cured by willow

bark
Curran, recollections of

Days of the Week, origin of names of
Days, natural and artificial

Dante, monument to

Dallas's anecdotes of Spanish character

Day in the country
Deafness cured
Decoy ducks

Devil and the lawyers, proverb of

Dragon, burning dragon, &c.
Ducking stools, ancient use of
Dum, or Persian snake-charm
Duke's Head tavern

De Staël, madame, letters from a friend
Derivation of the word crown
Discovery of a new nation of Indians

Distillation of steam

Diffidence in conversation

Diseases of the eye
Dictionnaire infernal
Dona Juana

Don Quixote

Dog of Greenland, &c.
Dolphin, sign of
Drama

199

143
164

233

395

104

279
279

313

393
218, 406
490

235

178

405 Farmer, Dr. Johnson's visit to
103 Fall of the leaf

104
143

Fate of genius

of 164
143

Fairly driven out of town
Fairy tales, use of, in Wales
Falling stones from the clouds
Falstaff's company

143
143
235, 254
163, 190
444
446, 450
144

Fairfax and Lorenzo de Medicis
Female writers 15,57, 92,94, 194, 253,393,441
Female gamblers

106

Females, Persian, seclusion of
Female charioteer

185, 238
145

Feast of the Ass,superstitious ceremony of 200
Ferguson Robert, remarkable escape of 232
Felix Alvarez, or manners in Spain 235,254
Fenelon
109
201

Fête des Foux, at Sens

Fiction, the use of the preternatural in 308
Fire, under water

284

485
204

Figure of Britannia, origin of
Fidelity, remarkable instance of
First lottery in England
Fine arts

Edgeworth, Mr. original anecdotes of
Edgeworth, Maria

Embassy to China, literary works on
Emulation

316
183

English cookery, French imitation of
English officer in Spain, interesting ac-

count of

Ear, cautions concerning the
Eastern astrologers
Edinburgh, etymology of
Edinburgh Monthly Review,new journal 406
Edward VI., precocity of talent of
Edward the Confessor

492
139
398

262

43
252
92, 253

207

Epithets, rosy, &c.
Equitation and Geography
Erskine and Curran

295

492

83

312

197

Forest trees, description of
Forgery, executions for
Frederic the Great

199

of 441
143

281

490
316

Friends, a poem, by F. Hodgson
Frea, or Friga, Saxon-pagan goddess
Franklin, Dr. Benj. literary character of 163
French mad-house

395 Fracker's narrative

185
220*

125 Friendship of Apollo dangerous

269

171 Frige-day, or Friday, origin of name of 281

237

269

272
315

161, 322, 398 Gamboge, growth of

384
31
188

Genius
Gessner, Conrad
Giant's column

385

Giant's altar in the wood of Odip
Glaciers of Mexico

Dupin's, M. Charles, journey in England 471

Dun cow, sign of

Godeva, countess

383

Goldsmith, original anecdotes of
Gossamer, the

Goose-grass, virtues of

85

231

256

English translation of the Lord's prayer 163
England in the 17th century
Epigram, curious

231
269

Etymology

395

Evening-star, Beechey's picture of 160
Extracts from a lawyer's port-folio 68,133,209
Ex-Queen of Sweden

129

Extracts from an Arctic navigator's jour

nal

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295

283

185

Gall's Poems

Gazette, origin of the term
Galileo, the astronomer

289

412
88,156

84

409

308

122

162

266

282

105, 159

by

Hanway, Jonas, anecdote of
Harlequin Gulliver, play of
Habit

Hedgehogs, superstitious notion on

361

277

38

321, 401, 483

493

119

147

Grocer, origin of name of
Green Man, comedy of the

Greek, Roman, and Irish fairies,coinci-
dences between

Guy of Warwick

Gule of August

208

178

281

284

176

270

132

132

160, 170
93
54

81
162
162,490

Gout, cure for

Goodness of heart, attendant upon genius 178
Goulé, or land-mermaid of Persia
Greenland ice

188
88
143

161

277, 487

384

30

413

399

177

244

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Journal of a residence in Iceland
Joking

Johnson, Dr. S. original anecdotes of
-'s visit to Cambridge in 1765
Journey to the great St. Bernard
Jones, John Paul

Just come from college

77
108

Justice, administration of, in Modern
Persia

Juvenile culprits, number of

432

125

77

487

322

324

395

Knight of Rodenstein, tradition of the
Rhine

395

96

242

275

125

33
162
161

31, 77
India 89,
171, 207

125
176

251

411

Lamb Plant

Lawyer's portfolio, extracts from
Land-mermaid of Persia

Ladies of China

Ladies, observations on the dress of
Lapland birch

Lester's light-projector
Letters from Illinois

20

192

Letter from a young man in prison
Ligonier, lord
Lichen, islandicus

Life-boat, with three keels
Looties, or buffoons of Persia
Lodge, the poet, lines by
Locust, etymology of the word

439

111

457

London, etymology of
Lord mayor's day
Love-making, Wilkie's picture of
Lord's prayer, English version, 1000
years old

Love-plant, pretended properties of
Lunatic, history of a German
Lunatic

138
492

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398
115

159

Minstrel of Bruges
Millar's chemistry, new work
Milliner, origin of the name of
Mitzlaff, count, affecting anecdote of
Morgan, lady, life and writings of
Montmorenci, constable of France
Modern Greeks

270

Modern Persia, military spirit of
Modern Persia, manners and custems in 137,
172, 238

Modern relics
Modern Rome

230
427

132

Moreau, Gen. new monument to

491

491 Moore, Thomas,remarks on the poetry of 329
68, 133 Morland the painter
394

189 Mooneday,orMonday,origin of the name 279
154 Morhof, the German genius

415

259

Moon, her influence on clouds

485

437

Lazzaroni of Naples

402 Monastery of the great St. Bernard
Monk, Lewis's romance of

428

297

Lambert, the giant
Law

271 Morier's second journey thro' Persia, &c. 138,
231

Lewis, M. G. biography of
Lewis's Monk'

187, 270
36 Moxa, or actual cautery, Chinese mode
of using

297

Levett, dr. account of
Lee and Addison

411

Mosses and lichens

267

Moliere

Lee,rev.Samuel,acquisition of languages 282

190

Months, origin of their names
Murat, original anecdotes of
Musquitoes, protection against
Murders, horrid

124

75

95 Museum of Kircher at Rome
Murderer, confessions of a

243

324 Mysteries of Udolpho

163

172

216

68

116

188

193

201

312

316

Machine for freeing shaft-horses
Mahogany, Callender's mode of seasoning 316
Madhouse, affecting account of
Man found on a rock

185

Mercer, origin of the name of
Milton and Thomson
Milton and Tasso

Milton, Curran's opinion of
Milton's Lycidas, illustration of a pas-
sage in

Michaelmas-day, ceremonies of

44

92

492

Martin Luther, the reformer

366

432

Mary, queen of Scots, Chalmers' life of 368
Mackenzie, the traveller
Malefactors, clerical duty to
Meteoric stones

468

122

143

Merchant, origin of the name of
Medicine, Chinese

155

160, 170

334

Mexico, glaciers and volcanoes of
Melancholy
Merry pin, proverb of
Medical report, Dr. Uwins'
Memorabilia in 1818

144

245

375

143

34

177

184

269

43

336, 377, 417

368
143

443

194

109

125

155

243

269

278

40, 428

316

406

428

465

004

239

295 Narrative of the shipwreck of the Medusa 66
996 Naturalist's diary

80, 399, 181

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