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Our pocket-companions, 130 --descriptive Pike, Albert, of Arkansas, his bymns to the

poetry, No. 1. Dyer's poems, 573- gods, 819.
Chambers,

Poems and moral songs, on the earlier Eng-
Oyster-Eater, some account of himself by l ish, 303.

the Irish, 47, 177, 358, 463, 618, Poetical description, what is it? 529.
761.

Poetry, our Descriptive, No. I., Dyer's

poems, 673.
Painting, oil, Mérimèe on, 747.

Political events, the late, the momentous
Paulin, George, parish.schoolmaster, New importance of them to the character of

lands, his poem of Hallowed Ground, 598. all parties in the state, 715--the facts
Persia, Afghanistan, and India, the reason. in connexion with them truly stated, ib.

ings on the attempt of Russia to gain our -extract given of Sir Robert Peel's
Indian territories, as being Quixotic, some letter to the Queen, in which he traces
years ago, are now inapplicable, 93– the steps of his negotiations to form a
the position and influence of Russia now, new ministry, 717--as admitted by the
on the borders of Europe and Asia, have Melbourne ministry, their relinquish-
been vastly increased within these few ment of power was occasioned by the
years, ib.—the geographical obstacles to withdrawal of confidence from them in
the march of Russian troops to India House of Commons; and their resump-
examined, and proved to be not insur tion of it was in consequence of the
mountable, 95—the siege of Herat un changes contemplated in the ladies of the
dertaken by the Persians through Rus household, 718-the clamours and un-
sian influence, 96-its avowed object the truths of the Liberal press, condemned,
reunion of Khorassan to Persia, 97-a 719-extract of Sir Robert Peel's speech
historical sketch of the fall of the dynasty in the House, given, wherein the diffi-
of the Afghans, who occupy the mountain culties attending his government, whilst
country between Persia and India, given, the nearest connexions of the late minis-
98-the re-establishment of that dynasty try were retained in the household, are
the object of the movement of our troops fully and satisfactorily explained, ib.-
in India, 99-but it is questionable whe the reflections which these events gave
ther the same object of defending our Indian rise to are, that no deviation from that
frontiers, may not have been attained respect and devotion due to the govereign
by an alliance with Dost Mahommed of was attempted by the Conservatives on
Cabul, ib.--the difficulty of reviving a this trying occasion, 722—the conduct
a fallen dynasty, shown, 100-difficulties of Sir Robert Peel considered and vindi-
pointed out in dealing with the claim of cated, ib.—the grave allegation brought
Kamran, 101-our advance into Cabul against him of the desire to remove
will also place us in a new position with all the ladies of the household, contra-
the Seiks of the Punjab, 102—whatever dicted by Sir Robert Peel's owa decla-
may be the fate of the Punjab, the shock ration, 725-by the probabilities of the
of war will fall on its soil rather than on case, ib.-- by the whole conduct of the
our Indian possessions, 103—this deter parties, ib.—and by the letter of the
mination has been wisely acted on, for in Queen, who only refers to the ladies of
case of a foreign armed power advancing the bedchamber, ib.—the conduct of the
beyond the Indus, many tribes would, it Melbourne cabinet in this business se-
is feared, join them against us, as for verely condemned; because, after de.
instance the warlike tribes of the Raj claring themselves defunct, and making
pootana, 104-in short, the first footing way for a new ministry, they threw in-
of a foreign power in India, would be surmountable obstacles in the way, by
the signal for a general rising and arming advising her Majesty to make unreason-
for plunder, ib.-on the success of the able demands, in regard to the house-
Cabul expedition will depend the main hold, 726_because, while they retired
tenance of peace on the frontier of Nepaul, themselves, their wives and daughters were
105-Lord Auckland not equal to his to retain their places as channels of in-
critical situation, ib.

trigue, ib.-because they have endea-
Peru as it is ; a residence in Lima, &c., by voured to fasten upon Sir Robert Peel

Archibald Smith, M.D., reviewed, 287. the charge of usurpation, 727—the pro-
Photography,-engraving, and Burnet's ceedings of their inferior colleagues, in
cartoons, 382.

this particular, exposed and condemned,
Picture Gallery, the, No. VI. 319, the ib.-because they left office in conse-
week of pleasure, a tale, Chap. I. 321 quence of the withdrawal of the confidence
Chap. II. 325– Chap. III. 327–-Chap. of the House of Commons, and resumed
IV. 331-Chap. V. 333_Chap. VI. it when no change towards them in that
338_No. VII, 688, Castle-building, or respect could have taken place, 728
the modern Alnaschar, 590.

the position of the ministry is now despi-

cable and ludicrous, ib. there is no doubt from education but from imperfect educa.
of the ultimate triumph of Conservative tion, because working people have not
principles, ib.-speech of the Duke of time to attain a perfect system of educa-
Wellington in the Lords, on the subject, tion, 284--it is a fact that most of the
quoted, 729.

prostitutes of Paris come from the best
Prospectus of a history of our family, 669. educated northern provinces, ib.-.that!
Punch, reflections on him, 190.

education based on religion should produce

a better result than without it, is evident,
Raphael, on his genius, 809.

285—it is also evident that secular liberty
Reflections on Punch, morals, and manners, is more enticing than the restraints of re-
190.

ligion, 286—the union of both would be
Religious and Secular education, 275. a blessed consummation, ib.
kosenthal, Emily von, how she was spirited Skene MS., the, an account of, 1.

away, Chap. 1. 490_Chap. II. 492– Sketcher, sonnets by the, 651.
Chap. III. 494_Ćhap. IV. 496. Smith, Dr Achibald, his residence in Lima,

&c., Peru as it is, reviewed, 287.
Schlemihl, Peter, my after-dinner adven. Some account of himself, by the Irish Oyster
tures with him, 467.

Eater. Fasciculus the first, 47-Fasci.
Secular and religious education, intention of culus the second, 52 - Fasciculus the

the government condemned, to introduce third, 58-Fasciculus the fourth, 177-
secular education detached from religious Fasciculus the fifth, 182-Fasciculus the
instruction, 275—the display of bene sixth, 186-Fasciculus the seventh, 358
volence for the promotion of education, - Fasciculus the eighth, 360_Fasciculus
to be rejoiced at, ib.—the conservatives the ninth, 463–Fasciculus the tenth,
perceive that the cry for secular education 471 - Fasciculus the eleventh, 618–Fas-
alone is to put a dangerous weapon into ciculus the twelfth, 628–Fasciculus tho
the hands of the destructiver, ib.-the thirteenth, 761- Fasciculus the four-
Liberal party are not insensible to the teenth, 771-Fasciculus the fifteenth and
danger, but are unwilling to admit it last, 776.
in its full extent, 276–intellectual pur. Song, translation of a cantilena, 537.
suits, no antidote to the mass of the Sonnets, by Washington Browne, of New
people against political and sensual degra. York. 300—a sonnet, 617—sopnets by
dation, ib.--the only power capable of the Sketcher, 651.
contending against sin is religion, ib.
the examples of despotic states no rule Talbot, H. Fox, his letter to the Literary
by which this country can be guided, ib.

Gazette, with reference to the new disco-
- from the earliest times, the influence of very of photography, quoted, 385.
education has been unable to present Taylor, W. B. S., his translation from the
national degradation, ib.-France given French of Mérimée on oil-painting, re.
as an example, 277 — Scotland always viewed, 747.
held up as an example of an educated Traveller, notes of a, 682.
people, ib.-but there crimes of the deep- Trojan horse_Homer-Egypt, 366.
est dye have rapidly increased of late
years, ib. --- Moreau's tables quoted to Venus, the goddess, in the middle ages, by
show that a great amount of offenders R. M. Milnes, 603.
are found amongst those who can both vision of Caligula, by B. Simmons, 849.
read and write, than those who can do
neither, 278 - Toqueville's representa Week of pleasure, the, 321-one at Man.
tion of American crime are to the same chester, 481.
effect, 279-this does not arise from any What is poetical description ? 529.
deficiency of intellect amongst the lower Wbig decline and degradation, 795—re-
classes, 280—but mere knowledge is per markable coincidences between the affairs
nicious without a corresponding formation of France from 1789 to 1793, and those
of character, ib. — hence the erroneous of Britain from 1832, the passing of the
theory of those who hold that secular edu Reform Bill, to 1839, pointed out, ib.
cation would raise the taste of the lower the enthusiastic feelings in regard to the
orders, 281-the kind of books generally Reform Bill at its passing, described, 796
found in the libraries of the working -where are all those transports now ? ib,
orders, given to prove the fallacy of the -among the innumerable evils which
theory, 282—the truth is, we have fallen that bill has brought upon the empire,
on' a superficial generation, ib. in a that of exciting unreasonable and extra-
political point of view, the spread of this vagant expectations of its benefits, is per.
secular knowledge is attended with the haps the greatest, 797--this excitement
greatest danger, 283_it is no use arguing was maintained entirely by “ enormous
that the danger apprehended arises not Tying," jb.- the Whigs have been caught
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in their own trap, and universal contempt now decaying, colony, 804--for ten years
has now befallen them, chiefly because back treason and sedition bave been
they now endeavour to check the progress tolerated in this country and the colonies,
of the movement they at first set agoing, and now that their natural fruits are
798-the principal object of the Melo beginning to appear, the revolutionary
bourne Ministry has been, to yield as little government are determined to rule their
to popular demands as is consistent with dupes, and the country at the same time,
retention of office, ib.--they are right in with a despotic sway, 805—their support
the opinion of making a stand somewhere, of Popery has doubled crime in Ireland
799_for, what are the principles which ib._s0 conscious are they of this, that
frantic incendiaries desire to support? ib. they excuse themselves by averring, that
-and what a woful picture does the present things are not worse than they were
state of the country exhibit, of the para under Tory governments, 806_but they
lysis with which the revolutionary cabinet are worse, as is proved by official returns
conduct the measures of government! which are quoted, ib.—but perhaps the
800-all the dangers that surround the most fatal effect of the ascendency of
country may be distinctly traced to the liberal principles bas been the general
false policy pursued, and the pernicious corruption of the character of the Liberals,
principles instilled by the government, 807—it was a growing sense of these evils
801- they employed and encouraged the amongst an increasing and influential por-
language of revolt in Canada, and now tion of the people, over whom religion still
they have deprived that colony of its con maintains its sway, and not any particular
stitution, ib.—by short-sighted parsimony question, that led to the recent retirement
in Indian affairs, they have placed the of the Melbourne ministry from office, ib.
safety of that splendid appanage of the --their resumption of power, under recent
crown in jeopardy, ib. --by practising circumstances, show they are now the
revolutionary propagandism in Europe, ministry, not of the country, but of three
they have unsettled our relations with ladies of the bedchamber, 808_now,
every nation in it, 802-by encouraging when dangers threaten alike the mon.
the premature emancipation of the negrocs archy and the institutions of the country,
in our West India Colonies, they have it is the duty of the Conservatives to come
not only endangered the production forward and demonstrate, both by their
of colonial produce ; but have thereby language and conduct, their steady adhe-
promoted the slave-trade to an increased rence to their principles, and their reso-
extent and refined cruelty in Cuba and lution to separate the cause of the Queen
Brazil, 803-and, because the House of and the monarchy, froin the Popish faction
Assembly in Jamaica remonstrated against which is domineering over every part of
their conduct in, perhaps, too impassion this great empire, both at home and
ed language, they threaten to destroy the abroad, ib.
constitution of that once flourishing, but

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