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222 the King of Poland.-New View of

gence. London.—Biography of Baron C. W. Art. 11. Religious Intelligence. 224 de Humboldt, and Baron F.H. A. de

Art. 12. Poetry

225 Humboldt.

110 Art. 13. Monthly Summary of Political Art. 8. New Invention. 129 Intelligence.

226 Art. 9. Literary and Philosophical In Art. 14. Domestic Occurrences. 227 telligence.

133 Art. 15. Cabinet of Varieties. MeteoArt. 10. Religious Intelligence.

138 rological Retrospect.--Remarkable Art. 11. Poetry

ib. Discovery of a Murder.—The Arctic Art. 12. Monthly Summary of Political Espeditions.-Jeu d'Esprit.— Tour of Intelligence.

141 the Crown Prince of Bavaria.-AnecArt. 13. Domestic Occurrences.

151 dote of Professor Jahn.--Antiquities. Art. 14. Analecta, viz.-Inglis, on the

- Anecdote of Fouche.--New Kind Formation of Ice on an Alkaline So.

of Gas.

229 lution.-Dry Rot.-New Opinion in Art. 16. Report of Diseases.

239 regard to Pompeii and Herculaneum. --Manuscripts of Herculaneum.New Comct.-Polar Ice.-Couut Von Kunheim.-Physical Phenomena.-Cofiee.-Russian Embassy to China.

No. IV. The Greek Church.-Extraordinary Circumstance.-French Trans

Art. 1. Review of Demetrius, the Hero lation-German Literature.

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241 Art. 15. Report of Diseases.

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Europe.

252 Art. 3. Review of the Outline of the

Revolution in Spanish America. 254

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Academy of Natural Sciences of Phi-
ladelphia.

209 Art. 1. Review of M. M. Noah's Dis. Art. 5. Review of Scott's Lord of the

161 Isles. course.

274 Art. 2. Review of S. Woodworth's Art. 6. New Invention.

283 Poems.

165 Art. 7. Original Communications, viz.Art. 3. Review of the Fudge Family in Papers read before the Lyceum of Paris.

168 Natural History, July 13, 1818.-S. Art. 4. Review of Eaton's Index to the W. G. on the Salivation of Horses.

Geology of the Northern States. 175 Queries by the late John H. Eddy.Art. 5. Review of Women; or Pour et Columbian Printing Press.-IndigeContre.

178 nous Productions of Pennsylvania.Art. 6. Review of the Anecdotes of Rich

Mr. Blunt's Answer to Mr. Hitchard Watson, Bishop of Landaff. 186 cock.

289 Art. 7. Review of Demetrius, the Hero Art. 8. Literary and Scientific Intelliof the Doo. 201 gence.

296 Art. 8. Review of the Fourth Canto of Art. 9. Monthly Summary of Political Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. 206 Intelligence.

303 Art. 9. Original Communications, viz. Art. 10. Domestic Occurrences. 307

R. N. K. on Burying Places in Cities. Art. 11. Analecta.--On Flax Steeping,
-Hitchcock's List of Errors in the and its Effects on the Colour and
Nautical Almanac.-P.Q's. Answer to Quality - Account of a Meteor.-On
J. G.-Singular Effects of Cold on the Kaleidoscope.

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on the Propulsion of Vessels by Alr. 210 dote of the Emperor Joseph II.--

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nelon.-Heylin.-Peter the Great.Dog Mime.—Antique Ring.- Anec Hogarth.--Orme.--Anecdote of Dr. dote of Christian IV. King of Swe Garth.—Spartan Oath.--Anecdote of den.-Presence of Mind. 316 the Earl of Marchmont.

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401 Bodsbeck.

334 Art. 2. Review of Considerations on the Art. 3. Museum of Natural History

Great Western Canal.

413 Rafinesque's Discoveries in the Wes Art. 3. Review of Milman's Samor, Lord tern States.-Engrafting Spurs of of the Bright City.

422 Cocks upon their Combs.-On the Art. 4. Museum of Natural History.-Mongrel Races of Animals.- Mit. Rafinesque's Discoveries in the Westchill's Description of the common ern States.

445 Seal of the Long Island and New Art. 5. Original Communications, viz.York Coast.

354 Account of Captain Partridge's PeArt. 4. Original Communications, viz. destrian Tour.-On the Importance

Progress of the Human Mind from and Restoration of the Nose. JourRudeness to Refinement.-Journey ney from Paris to England, (via Holto Paris in 1802.-Staples vs. Bushy. 358 land,) in 1805.

419 Art. 5. Literary and Scientific Intelli Art. 6. Literary and Scientific Intelligence. 372 gence.

458 Art. 6. Poetry. 375 Art. 7. Poetry.

461 Art. 7. Monthly Summary of Political Art. 8. Monthly Summary of Political Intelligence. 376 Intelligence.

462 Art. 8. Domestic Occurrences. 379 Art. 9. Domestic Occurrences.

469 Art. 9. History of the British and Fo Art. 10. Cabinet of Varieties. All the reign Bible Society.

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World a Kaleidoscope.-New DiscoArt. 10. Cabinet of Varieties. Descrip very in Optics.—The Incombustible tion of the Plague in Malta.- Natural

Man.--Description of Edinburgh.History of Algiers.-Present State of Animal Remains: Mammoth, CrocoBarbary.-Perpetual Motion.-Ger dile.- Natural History: Propagation man Literature.—The Arctic Expedi

of Fish.-An Old Man's Advice to a tion.-Hail.–St. Andrew's Cross.- Young Member of Parliament.

472 Frederick the Great.-Memory and Art. 11. Report of Diseases.

479 Recollection.-Lord Chatham.-Fe

THE

AMERICAN MONTHLY MAGAZINE

AND

CRITICAL REVIEW.

VOL. IV......No. II.

DECEMBER, 1818.

ÁRT. 1. Tales of My Landlord; Second Scries; collected and arranged by JEDEDIAH

CLEISABOTHAM, Schoolmaster and Parish Clerk of Gandercleugh. 4 vols. 12mo, pp. 653. Philadelphia. M. Carey & Sons. 1818.

H.

ALF a year has hardly elapsed, from pleasure, as justly as it strongly feels the

the time when public curiosity was impulse to furnish the means. regaled by “ Rob Roy,” before the same Scotland, his own muse, has again inrich and profuse benefactor offers us an- spired him; and, perhaps, no local geother gift from the treasury of his genius. nius could furnish such materials to the We seize it with augmented avidity; we imagination of a writer, or such a refined, are assured it will not disappoint our ex- strong sympathy in a reader. And wherepectations. In the midst of our prepos- fore? Why do we cherish for this country sessions, when his more recent works feelings so peculiar? They are surely of were announced, we sometimes felt a lit- a different nature from all our classic astle misgiving, a little apprehension, such sociations, or our political sympathies as experience justifies and induces us to with the other people of our world! Other entertain, concerning frequently repeat nations are estimated by their revenues, ed efforts of the human mind, that he had their physical power, their political wisexhausted his vein; and that, if no alloy dom and relations, their enterprizes and entered into his production, the gold might discoveries ; some have their ancient mahave become dim. But never have we numents, their admirable literature, their opened the new volume, that we have not splendid conquests, their vast dependenseen the lustre and purity of its contents cies, and their elegant society to boast, in every page, nor closed upon its final and we acknowledge their eminence with sentence without feeling the accumulated pride and satisfaction. We feel that these value of our new possession, and a com- distinctions are the concentrated and replete conviction that any anticipation of flected glory of that species of wbich we failing excellence, annexed to ordinary are a part; that they illustrate that comabundance, was in no way applicable to mon nature, which, in the individual, is that mind which has every other endow. transitory, and, comparatively, powerless; ment proportioned to its fertility; and but which, in its aggregation and durawhich estimates its own power of giving tion, has incalculable strength, and imVOL. IV.--No. If.

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measurable existence. It is not with this ed from some communicative sojourners exulting self-love, that expands over the at the Wallace Inn, acquainted with the whole human race through the sentiment traditions of the Tolbooth, and the reof admiration for a particular people, that cords of criminal cases. So far as the tale we regard Scotland, but it is with a feel- exhibits prison scenes, it displays the ing more intimate, which has in it finer wide difference between the author's mofancy and more of heart.

ral views, and those of the English noThe natives of Scotland have achieved velists, who have drawn pictures of life po conquests, and amassed no wealth; from similar places Fielding and Smolthey have planted no standard on a fo- let have, in their works, a variety of scenes reign shore, nor made a diadem of power from these abodes of punishment and pain; from the gold and pearls of other lands but which of them are affecting or inand seas; they have made no marble to structive? Can any be found free from think, nor canvass to speak; and their lit- ribaldry and low buffoonry? from horrible erature, mostly, is of legends and songs, profaneness, or shameless depravity? And hidden from us in their own language. what do they exbibit but such deep deWhat then do we so love and admire in gradation of man, such abuses of reason this people? It is their moral dignity, and of laws, that while we acknowledge their beautiful affections, and their ex- they may be true copies of disgusting oriquisitely simple manners. They are so ginals, we turn from them with unpleaspoetical and pastoral, so patriotic and de- ing, and not with salutary emotions; with vout, so enthusiastic and honourable ; contempt prevailing over compassion; there is so much principle in their passions, and with aversion to the criminal, as much so much courage and constancy in their as with horror at the crime. But from attachments, that while things lovely and the “ Heart of Mid-Lothian,” a moral excellent awaken our imagination, Scot- lesson is furnished, as interesting in itself, tish history and Scottish character, will as touching to sensibility, as improving call forth an interest singularly their own; in its inferences, as fact or fiction can be we shall delight in the torrents and the rendered. mountains that have echoed the songs of On the 8th day of September, 1736, Ferguson and Burns, and a thousand other preparations for a public execution were bards; we shall love the unsubdued race exhibited at the Grass-Market of Edin“ whose thistle sham'd the Roman bays;" burgh, the place then used for this purwhose fathers repulsed the masters of the pose. The expected culprits were one world; and whose successive generations Andrew Wilson, and a young man by the have offered such self-devoted lives to de- name of Robertson. The Scots of the fend privileges and principles; we shall sca coast, during the reigns of George I. forgive that intolerance and superstition, and George II. generally tolerated, and 50 justified by conscience and interwoven frequently practised a contraband trade. with piety; we shall pity the misled zeal Unaccustomed to imposts, they were reand inflexible faith, which cost so many garded as agressions upon ancientliberties, sacrifices to a bad cause, and worthless and the people justified the evading or deprioces; and shall listen with eagerness fying of them. Andrew Wilson, an inand pleasure to the narrative which makes trepid smuggler, was so adroit and sucthese virtues manifest, by recording the cessful in his seizures, that the particular enchanting manners and language that vigilance of government was directed exhibits them.

against him, and, at length, dispossessed The story contained in the volumes be- him of his ill acquired property. Exasfore us is called the “ Heart of Mid-Lo- perated by his losses, he took the right of thian :" the name of the Tolbooth, or reprisal into his own hands, and engaged prison of Edinburgh. The incidents which some bold and profligate young men in it relates are supposed to have been glean- his cause. An officer of the revenue, with

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