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Inquisitive turn of mind most des. Pitt, William, character of 299
18 Plagiarism, remarks on

Johnson's, Dr., Rasselas


361, 542
Jortin, Dr., style of
34 Psalmanazar, account of

Journals, Austrian
618 Physician's oath

Judiciary, independence of 20

584 Recollections of the literature in
France, in 1806

Latin poetry

430 Remarker, No. 17, 18—18, 77-
Law of blockade


19, 121–20, 192—21, 243-
Letter from Paris


22, 31423, 360—24, 421-
Libraries, importance of


25, 439—26, 53427, 574
Literary and philosophical intelli.

28, 631
gence, 111, 216, 286, 460, 516, Reviewers, their duty

572, 615, 623, 683 Riddle, by Cowper
Literary fund

572 Robbers, tragedy of
Liverpool literary institutions 597 Roman catholick, letter of
London institution

348 Rome, description of
Luzac, professor,

134, 168
Light, curious observations on 55 Schweitz, destruction of several

villages in the canton of
Macbeth, criticism on

302 Seasons
Madoc, extract from

251 Silva, No. 23, 33–24, 84-25, 135
Mary, queen of Scotland


-26, 190—27, 250-28, 301
Mathematical society in Philadel-

-29, 368–30, 42631,


-32, 53933, 589—34,
Medical report

112, 168, 225 Spenser, poetry of
Mineralogy, Godon's lecture on 658 Southern's tragedy of Isabella
Milton, writings of

370 Statement of diseases
363, 485 Student,

No. 1, 2342, 305
Montagu's, Mrs., original letters, 578,

649 Tacitus, writings of

429 Tasso, roetry of
Mothers, their duty

86 Taylor, Jeremy, remarks on
Monthly catalogue of new publica Tenhove, Mr., sketch of
tions, 52, 108, 163, 281, 338, Theological institution, at York,
397, 458, 512, 571, 626, 682 G. Britain, account of

Thornton's letter to the North
New Testament


Carolina mine company,
Nose, eye, and mouth, remarks on 251 Triburtius and Tibullus, elegies of 371
Nott on the eclipse of the sun 94 Tragedy of Titus Andronicus,
on light

55 strictures on


Usury, remarks on
One's-self, reflections on

Original letters from Europe, No. 1, 29 View of modern France

-2, 71-3, 124-4, 1795, 245 Village libraries, reflections on
-6, 295—7,356-8,423-9, 483 Virgil's thunder
-10, 536-11, 586-12, 638 Virgil, poetry of

Voltaire's library

Pennsylvania academy of arts and Warton, Dr. Joseph, sketch of
sciences, account of

216 Wife, picture of
Pericles, Shakespeare's

304 Witch stories, account of
Picture of Boston

289 Women


Ausonii Carmen Matutinum, ad Latin lines

Parmenonem servum

197 Lewis, Capt., discoveries of 143

Lines addressed to a mother on the
Bowles, W.L., extracts from, on death of two infants

the spirit of discovery 373, 495 'Lines on a withered oak

Carmen Watsianum
38 Molehill

Carmen Thomax Gray in adversi-

139 Pratt, chief justice, poetry of 316
Castle building


Revisiting the college of Rosa 318
Discoveries of Capt. Lewis 143 Runick Bard, song of

Elijah's mantle
257 Translation


Epitaph on Arthur M. Walter 37 Walter, Arthur M., on the death of 88

epitaph on 37
Gaffer Gray
198 Winter, an ode


93 Zembo and Nila, an African tale 603
Horace's 24 ode, addressed to
W. S. S.




Davis's poems

Abbot's discourse before the Ports Dana's, James, sermons

mouth Female Asylum 505 Dana's, Joseph, masonick address 395
Aikin's, J., Letters to a young lady

on a course of English poetry 272 Dean's analytical guide

Agricultural papers by the Mas. Depons' voyage to the Spanish
sachusetts Society 396, 455, 570 Main

444, 497, 559
Austin's Essay on the human char. Diversions of Purley

acter of Jesus Christ

611 Dobson's letters on the Deity 106
Bacon's, Francis, Essays 505 Echo, by Pasquin Petronius 274
Bentley's election sermon 335 Ewell's discourses on the laws and
Black's elements of chemistry 451 properties of matter 145, 199
Blodget's statistical manual 155 Eutaw springs, battle of, a drama 163
British treaty

563 Essay on the rights and duties of
Bancroft's essay on the life of nations



First church collection of sacred
Carr's stranger in Ireland
160 musick

Cambridge edition of Horace 380 Forbes', Sir Wm., life and writings 275
Channing's, William, sermon 338
Christian Monitor, No. 4
337 Garland of Flowers

Cælii Symposii Ænigmatæ 504 Geographical amusement

Collections of the Historical So Grant's, C., poem on the restora.
ciety. Vol. 7

322 tion of learning in the East 327
Vol. 8

551 Grand chaplain's social and ma-
Culex of Virgil, by L.M. Sargent 211 sonick address


Holmes's American annals, vol. 2, 198 Ninon de l'Enclos, memoirs of -618

discourse delivered at
47 Olds's inaugural speech

Historical Collections 322, 551 Original anecdotes of Frederick
Horatii Flacci Carmina expurgata the Great, king of Prussia 204
cum natis Jas Juventii, et aliorum 380

Parnassian pilgrim

Jackson's reflections on the com Patten's funeral sermon

merce of the Mediterranean 375 Picture of New York

Jarvis's, S. F., oration on the want Pitt, Wm., annals of his life 103
of patronage
280 Popkins's two discourses

Joor's battle of Eutaw springt a Priestley, Dr., memoirs of, 260, 330,
national drama

389, 506
Johnson's New-York term reports 206 Reed's, Dr., apology

convention sermon

Lake's Parnassian pilgrim 614 Rees's new cyclopædia, vol. 1,
Linn's poems

Lathrop's sermons on various sub Ramsay's life of Washington 663


Salem collection of sacred musick 213
M'Kean's inaugural address 512 Sargent's translation of the Culex
Marmontel, memoirs of
209 of Virgil

Miller's letters on the christian Scot's ballads and lyrical pieces 387

605 Sewall's miscellaneous poems 209
Miseries of human life

Montgomery's poems
154 Tyng's reports

Montagu on the law set-off 94
Moore's epistles, odes, &c. 41 Valerian, a poem, by J: B. Linn 319
Mease's geological account of the Voice of truth

United States

Waterman's sermon

Ninth No, agricultural papers 455 Webster's, Noah, letter to Ramsay 670

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