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cadences, and almost unlimited in its compass-while there is a moral grandeur in his action which imparts dignity to every sentence that he utters. His oratory is all his own, was fabricated by himself, and with its master it will die. To his vast and extensive learning, which seems equally to comprehend both the solid and superficial, we cannot refuse our tribute of admiration. His literary stores have been apparently accumulated by reading non multa sed multum;" and he has torn the heart out of every book that he ever opened. In all his great speeches there is, accordingly, a rich substratum of heterogeneous knowledge, overlaid with the graces of diction, and subservient to the fervid impulse of his eloquence. Wherever he has taken particular pains with the composition of his oratory, it assumes a quaint and antique air, which indicates a taste deeply imbued with the spirit of the olden times, and his sentences are constructed of

"Words that wise Bacon or brave Raleigh spake."

REFINED PLEASURES.-That calm and elegant satisfaction, which the vulgar call melancholy, is the true and proper delight of men of knowledge and virtue. The pleasures of ordinary people are in their passions, but the seat of this delight is in their reason and understanding. Such a frame of mind raises that sweet enthusiasm which warms the imagination at the sight of every work of nature, and turns all round you into picture and landscape.

HINT FOR THE BRITISH YOUTH.-If a youth is wooingly disposed towards any damsel, as he values his happiness, let him follow my advice; call on the lady when she least expects him, and take note of the appearance of all that is under her controul. Observe if the shoe fits neatly, if the gloves are clean, and the hair well polished. And I would forgive a man for breaking off an engagement if he discovered a greasy novel hid away under the cushion of a sofa, or a hole in the garniture of the prettiest foot in the world. Slovenliness will ever be avoided by a well-regulated mind, as would a pestilence. A woman cannot always be what is called dressed, particularly one in middling or humble life, where her duty, and, it is consequently to be hoped, her pleasure lies in superintending and assisting in all domestic matters; but she may be always neat-well appointed. And, as certainly as a virtuous woman is a crown of glory to her husband, so surely is a slovenly one a crown of thorns.

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ABSORPTION

368

Acorn, the Sea

165

Acoustics

380

Acoustical Experiment

47

Address in Conversation, Essay on 299

Adelaide

452

Advantages of two legs

Affectation, Essay on

Africa, Description of a Scene in

African Tiger

Air

Air, Properties of

Algiers, Conquest of

Alligators

Alps, Difficulty of crossing the
Amphibia

Ancient Historians, Remarks on

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Animal Functions, a source of heat 139

Animal Mechanics

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Apparitions in Dreams, Reality of 77
Appennines, Greatest Elevation of

the

Anecdote of Kosciusko

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Anecdote of a Carrier Pigeon
Anecdotes of Elephants

Anecdotes of a Diana Monkey
Animalculæ

Animal, a new

Animal Attachments

INDEX.

Animal Instinct

Animal Chemistry
Animal Flowers

Animals, Classification of

Animated Nature

Anthology

Antipathies and Fears

Ants, Milch Cows of

Anxiety, Essay on
Aphides

Aqueduct of Caserta
Arctic Regions
Arracacha, the
Artichokes, Jerusalem

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Fly, the Hop

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Fishery, Curious

Fishing, Chinese Mode of

Flannel Clothing

Flattery, Slander, and Truth,

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Flowers, Beauty of

Flowers, Classification of

Flowers, German Method of Pro-

curing, in Winter

Fall of the Leaf

Fall of Aerolites, and Shower of

Fishes

48

Falls of Niagara

13

Fascinating Power of Cats

145

73

Fears and Antipathies
Fecundity

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Fiery Meteors

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Firmness of Mind, Essay on .

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Fish, Extraordinary Appearance of 154

Fishes travelling on Land

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