A Selection of Curious Articles from the Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 2

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John Walker
Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1811
 

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Contents

Sir Isaac Newton on the Ancient Year
82
Classic Authors perverted
87
Obscure Phrases explained
88
Critical Explanations of the word EARING
89
Biblical Difficulty obviated
93
Ancient and Fabulous History not always alle gorical
94
Virgil illustrated
97
Comment on the old play of ALBUMAzAR
98
A Passage in J uvenal explained
102
Criticism on a Passage in Virgil
104
Critical Remarks on HoRACE 1
106
Critique on a Passage in Paradise Lost
107
Chaucers Description of the Sleep of Plants I IO XXIX Critique on a Passage in HoRACE I 12
112
Observations on an obsolete Latin word I 13
113
A Passage in VIRGil explained I 1 5
115
A brief account of the various Translations of the BIBLE into English 1 16
116
Account of the Translators of the BIBLE
120
A Passage in Cicero DE SENEcTute corrected from a MS
124
The pretended power of Witchcraft over the winds
126
A Passage in P MELA considered
131
Critical Remarks on a Passage in SHAKESPEAREs Othello I 34
134
On the Conversion of St PAUL
137
On the Ellipsis 1 40
140
Origin of some common Phrases
142
Derivation of the phraseto Run a Muck
143
Origin of the word Assassin I 46
146
Account of the Collation and Revision of the English Bible by DR BlayNey
148
Remarks on the HUETIANA and a Passage in VIRGIL
151
On Translation Mickles Lusiad 52
152
On the Mistakes of eminent Authors 57
157
MARTIAL and STAtius on the Bath of CLAUDius Etruscus 1 59
159
Greek Inscription to be read backwards as well as forwards
160
Critique on Vircil and an Inquiry into the pro priety of some passages in Silius Italicus
164
Critique on SHAKESPEARE
170
Critical Remarks on the Tragedies of SENEcA
172
Critical Remarks on some passages in W PATER culus and PETRONIUs
174
Inquiry as to the real author of the book De Imi
177
Superiority of ShakespeAREs Description of Night
182
LWI Objections to Popes Translation of Homers De scription of Night
186
Various Descriptions of Night compared
188
Critical Illustrations of obsolete Passages in SHAkespeARE
192
The Latin AdageIncidis in Scyllam c whence taken
199
Of names retained when their origin is disused
200
NUGE VENAles PUGNA PorcoruM
209
Conjecture on an obscure Passage in SHARESPEARE
212
On the introduction of Letters into Greece
213
Origin of Old Nick
215
On the Crasis a Grammatical Figure
216
On the word ORMESTA
223
Sameness of certain dissimilar Words ºn
224
Criticism on GRAYs Bard
237
On the word Bleak
238
NINE Love at Cards or other Games ex plained
239
An Emendation of a Passage in Virgil 24 O LXXIII Popes Epitaph on GAY borrowedHAMMonds Elegies r 24 2
242
Addition to Grays Churchyard Elegy 24 4
244
Origin of the word Firm 24 5
245
BENTHAM and GRAY on Saxon and Gothic Architecture
249
Anecdotes of Literature by Dr Johnson
253
Remarks on Webbs Inquiry into the Beau ties of Painting c
256
Strictures on Walpoles Anecdotes of Painting
263
Mixed Passions sometimes not improperly expressed
266
On Popes Imitations of our early Poets
323
Critique on a Passage in Virgil
328
Strictures on Dr Johnsons Criticism on MIL
329
Strictures on the promiscuous use of the Arti cles A and AN
333
Melancholy Despair and Grief as described by the Poets
338
Strictures on the use of the Interjection of
341
LANGELAND Author of Pierce Plowmans Visions
345
Remarks on DRYDENs Ode in Memory of Mrs KILLIGREw
347
Union of Imagination and Judgment indispensa bly required in Poetry
351
Bourn whence probably derived
356
On Imitation and Originality
357
TURL at Oxford whence so named
359
An Emendation in Miltons Paradise Lost
360
On the Particle UN
362
CW Popes Imitation of a passage in Silius Italicus
363
PEN and PIN defined
366
CWII Etymology of PontiFEx
367
A List of Local Expressions with Illustrations
368
Critique on Virgil
373
Solecisms in the Works of English Authors
375
ADDisons Observations on Virgils AchATes ČXII Latin Preface intended by Bunton for his History of Leicestershire
378
On the Authenticity of the Arabian Tales by Dr Russell
382
Dissertation on Accents
385
Page
391
WI Account of Margaret Cutting of Wickham Market
404
Dissertation on a Poison of the Ancients called
414
No Central Fire in the Earth
420
Experiments on Animal Digestion
426
The cause of the lustre or resplendency of the Sea
434
Account of an inflammable Well
443
Fire from the Bowels of a Beast
445
Earthquakes how produced
446
Account of a moving Hill 4 48
448
History of Northern Lights in England
450
Curious Discoveries in making new Roads in Northamptonshire
454
Places in England where natural curiosities abound 457
457
Discoveries of Fossil Bones in several Counties
460
Fossils in the Vicinity of Oxford
468
On the Coluber of Virgil 47 I
471
On the Phenomenon of Dew 72
472
Observations on the Gossamer
476
On the Influx of Water into the Mediterranean 79
479
Immense Chesnut Tree at Tamworth
487
Remarkable Phenomenon of the Bath Waters
488
Account of Fires kindled of themselves
489
On the prodigious Growth of Trees
492
On Archbishop SecKeRs Death and the Brit tleness of human Bones in Frosts 494
494
Whether Oily Substances are hurtful to the Bones?
497
Curious Account of the Dissection of Old PARR from a Manuscript of Dr HARVEY
499
Description of a Stone Eater
500
On the Stature and Figure of Old Persons
502
The Cruelty of Collectors of Insects censured
504
On the Process of Vegetation in Trees
505
Extraordinary Effects of Pestilential Winds
506
On the Leviathan
508
Stones not hurtful to Land
510
On the Serpent destroyed by Regulus 5 II
511
On the Growth of Cedars in England
512
Harmless Nature of HedgeHogs 5 16
516
Account of the Free Martin 5 17
517
Account of a Gigantic Child
519

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