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The numbers of the IMPERIAL MAGAZINE have now been before the public nearly two years; and the extensive circulation and permanent character which this work has obtained, render wholly unnecessary, many observations which might otherwise with much propriety be introduced.

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.... 430

A.
ABODE of disembodied Spirits, 146, 361, 915 Commercial Reports... . 102, 198, 293,
Accent, and the doubling of Consonants, 961 390, 486,581,677,774,869,966, 1061
Accidents,

100 Conference; or, Sketches of Methodism,
Acquittal, Pardon, &c. 138, 338, 521

reviewed,

667
Agricultural Observations,

118 Confession of a learned Native of Bengal, 934
Interests,................

351 Creation and Geology, Essays on,.. 247,
America, an Epistle, reviewed,

851

314, 414, 497, 591, 720, 804, 924
Anatomy,
.....338, 433,519, 93+ Cromwell, Anecdote of,

410
Anecdotes,.... 91, 330, 350, 410, 430, Cruelty to Horses,

625
603, 801, 817, 824, 961 | Custom-House Fees,

772
Angels, Thoughts on the Knowledge of,.. 573 Cyclopedia, the Young Christian’s, re-
Animadversions on a
Dissertation on
viewed,

368
Geology,
18, 120

D.
on Lord Byron's Don Dawes, Anecdote of Sir William, ... 603
Juan,

373 | Death of Count Francisco Emili of Verona, 888
Annotations, Catholic, on the New Tes Death-Watch,....

241
tamnent,
......1039 Defamation, Essay on,

105
Arithmetician's Class Book, reviewed, . 665 Demons in China,

919
Aspiration of the Letter H,

894 Derry, Anecdote of the Bishop of,
Astronomical Occurrences, 38, 149, 240, Description of the Thessalian Tempe,q... 885

307, 412, 508, 614, 698, 817,883, 1036 Dialogue between Mercury, a Duellist,
Astronomy, History of,.....

274, 325
and a Savage,

818
Ausculation, Inquiries respecting,...... 736

respecting MaryQueen of Scots, 976
B.

fashionable, on Charity, .. 1052
Banks, Observations on private,.. 627 Dibbling of Wheat,

730
Bee, Account of the Carpenter,. 653 Discovery of Land towards the South
Beef-eaters, origin of,....

271
Pole,.....

674, 755
Benefactor, Anecdote of an unknown,. 961 Disembodied Spirits, State of,. .146, 361, 915
Bible Society, Excellency of the, 39 Dogs, Fidelity and Sagacity of Two,.... 533
Auxiliary, Liverpool, 385, 580 Don Juan, Animadversions on,

373
Birds, Observations on the Method of Dukes, some account of the Five Royal,. 1051
Preservivg,
.353, 651

E.
Blessing on our Food,

347 Earth’s Increase, Reply to a Query on the, 349
Boodhu Priests, Baptism of two,

279

Motion, a Query, and Reply
Books, a List of Select,
58

353, 496
on selling pernicious,

572

Motion, on the Jufluence of the, 674
Bravery, Instance of,.

758 Eccentricity, of a singular Character, ... 713
Brewing,....

652 | Eclipse, Account of the great Solar, 745, 861
Brief, Translation of the Pope's, ..1034 Emmaus, a Sacred Ode, by T. Raffles, . . 269
Bull-baiting,

610, 699 English, ancient Manners and Customs of
Bull, a wonderful one, åt Exeter Change, 1024

604
Burning of a Widow,
431 Epigram, with Remarks,

646
Burslem Wake,

609 Epitaphs,

530, 758, 895, 901, 942
C.

Error respecting Bishop Burnet, cor-
Calamy, Dr. Lines on his Imprisonment, 740

rected,

1030
Carpenter Bee,......

653 Essays,.. 105, 247, 297, 314, 414, 497,
Catechism of Christianity, reviewed, ....161

591, 720, 804, 924
Catholic Claims, Reply to a Question on, 42 Eternal Sonship of Christ, ... 96, 141, 242

- Strictures ou Ditto, 638 Eulogy on the Article signed 0-4, 822
425,630, 689,786,792, "Evening Amusements,” Inaccuracies in, 35
901, 984, Evidence, on the Nature of

.......... 801
Catholics, Vindication of the,.... 943, 1016 Executor, a Benevolent,....

715
Caxton, William, Monument to, 626 Exports and Insports, 103, 199, 295,
Charity, fashionable Dialogue on, .....1052 391, 487, 583, 679,775, 871, 967, 1063
Chemical Attraction, .....22, 342, 515, 709

F.
China, an Article from the Emperor of, 1021 Faith, Reply to a Query on,..

825
Christ, eternal Sonship of,......96, 141, 242 Female Colliers in Lancashire,

630
Descent of into Hell, ...180,703 Fish, Account of a remarkable,

816
not praying for the World,. 770 Foreknowledge of God,

837
Clavis Biblica, by Dr. A. Clarke, re Future Punishments, from Plutarch, 873
viewed,

765

G.
Coin, an ancient one, ..., ...... 479 Garrick, Anecdote of, or.

... 603
-5, Reply to Communications on,.... 958 Gas, Explosion of, at Newcastle, 101

to,

the,

COL,

...480

No. 2.

COL.
Geology,..18, 119, 247, 314, 414, 497, Memoir of the Duke of Kent, ......189, 230
591, 720, 804, 924
of George the Third,.

217
George the Third, Memoir of,

217
of James Watt,

378, 447
A Tribute in Memory

of Benjamin West,

556
of, reviewed,

472

of Adam Mond, a Miser, 969
Georgiana, or Anecdotes of George III.

of the Duchess of Kent, . 1014
reviewed, .

469
of Five Royal Dukes,

. 1051
Godliness, the Mystery of, reviewed,.... 372

of Five Princesses..

.1053
Gods formerly worshipped in Britain, 522 Meteorological Phenomena,

531
Grattan, Death of the Right Hon. Henry, 570 Methodism in England and Ireland,.... 828
Greek Testament not in every House,.... 337 Mildew in Wheat, Queries on,.... ... 962
H.

Missionary Intelligence, 59, 615, 656
Hamlet, historical Coincidences respect Missionary Meetings, ... 383, 580, 655
ing,
598 Missions to the Cape defended,

202
Happiness, Remarks on,

.... 896 | Monument-Hallelujah Victory,.
Hatred, Workings of, .
.... 398 Moralizer, No. 1.......

670
Heathen, Salvation of the,. ........... 702

.... 921
Hell, Descent of Christ into,...... 180, 703

No. 3.

.....1030
Help to Extempore Prayer, reviewed, ..1043 Morris Dance, Reply to a Query on,.... 494
Highlands, Pedestrian Pour in the, . 9, 998

-Observations on Ditto, . 715
History, singular piece of,

62 | Mosaic Account of the Creation,........ 415
History of Edward,

400

N.
Horæ Britaunicæ, reviewed,. 67, 150 Narrative, Interesting,.

.681, 777
Horses, Cruelty'to,..
625 Natural History, curious Fact of,

. 125
Hueine, Missionary Intelligence from, 59 Newly discovered Continent, .674, 755
Human Mind, on our Ignorance of the, New South Wales, Letter from,..... 87
393, 489, 585

0.
Hunting Vicar, &c. reviewed, .1045 Occurrence, Extraordinary,

158
I. & J.
Oxford, Fire at Magdalen Hall,

102
Jerasalem, the Fall of, reviewed,. .458, 539 Oxygen, Auswer to a Query on,

411
Jesuits, Abominations of the, reviewed, , . 950

P.
Jews, political Probabilities of the Resto. Pacific Ocean, Missionary Intelligence
ration of the,

from the,

656
Illiberality of Expression,Observations on, 89 Paradise, Remarks on the Language of,.. 65
Illustration of Deut. xix. 21. -
822 | Pardon, not an Acquittal, .

338
Immanuel's Crown, reviewed,
467 Participles, Critical Remarks on,

27
Immaterial and Immensely,

652 Pedestrian Tour in the Highlands, . 9, 998
Imports and Exports,.. 103, 200, 295, Peking Gazette, Extract from the, .....1021

391, 487, 583, 679,775, 871, 967, 1063 | Petition of the Passive Participle,.. 895
Inaccuracies in “Evening Amusements, 35 Plantagenete, singular History of the, .. 62
Inscription on'a Pillar..

758 Poetry,.:74, 185, 258, 267, 355, 523,
on a Stone,
958

641, 737, 865, 963
Invectivé, a singular,

816 Poor, on the Means of employing the, 577, 647
K.

Pope, Mr. Religious Sentiments of, 831
Kent, Memoir of the Duke of......189, 230 Popery, Historical Facts respecting,. . 46,
Memoir of the Duchess of,. 1014

133, 210, 308
L.

Principles of,.....

988
Lancaster, Adkins, review of his Memoir, 72 Pope's, the, Letter to the Irish Prelates,
Language of Paradise, Remarks on the,.. 65

reviewed,...

554
Latimer, Bishop of, and his Family, 601

Brief, Translation of the, . 1034
Lazarus, Replies to Queries on the Soul of, 827 Potatoe Bread, to make,....

883
Lectures on Practical Religion, review Potatoes, Method of Preserving,

119
ed, .

174, 259 Premiums offered by the Society of Arts, 98
Leigh, Dr. Anecdote of,..... • 603 Prescience and Foreknowledge, an Essay
Lightning, Deaths by,

324
on, reviewed,

165
Literary Intelligence, 388,677,774,966,1058

Remarks on Bromley on the
Love, Power of,

398

Divine,

... 273, 839
Louis XII. Anecdote of,

604
of God,...

835, 837, 839
M.
Preservation, remarkable one,

31
Machinery, on Complex, .

514 Prices Current, ....103, 200, 295, 391,
Man, Wisdom of God in the Formation

487, 583, 679,775, 871, 967, 1063
of,

..14, 114 Princesses, some account of the Five, .. 1053
Marriage Ceremony, Reply to a Query on, 535 Priory, or Sketches of the Wilton Family,
Mary, Queen of Scots,....

976
reviewed,

663
Matier, on the Substratum of,

845 Punishments, Future, from Plutarch,. ... 873
Mechanical Inventions, .

187

Severity of in China,, .

... 628

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Q.

COL.
Quarterly Review, Remarks on the,.... 201 Sutcliffe's Grammar, Strictures on a Re-
Queries, ...97, 216, 277, 353, 366, 367,

view of,

52, 127
484, 676,736, 773, 843, 958, 962

T.
Queries, replies to, 77, 94, 146, 271, 347, Tahitian Mission, an Account of the,.... 615
411, 494, 496, 510, 535, 538, 572, Tempe's Pleasant Vale,

885
652, 674, 702, 770, 825, 843, 899, 1024 “ Temptation, Lead us not into,” Re-
Queries, Mathematical,..387, 484, 579,

marks oli, ....

734, 863, 959 Testament, Society for the Circulation of
Queries, Mathematical, solved,..25, 385,

the Catholic,

331
580, 602, 650, 862, 864, 959, 1057 Thanksgiving of Rabbin Neconjah, 841
R.
Theatre at Birmingham destroyed,..

101
Rational and Scriptural Investigation,&c. Theological Questions,

98
reviewed,

1046

-Replies to, . 1024
Remarks on a Communication in favour Toleration, a Letter on,

441
of Catholic Claims,....... 792 Tour in the Highlands,

9, 998
Reply by Omega to Animadversions, &c. Tribute to the Memory of the late King, 436

901, 984 Trinity, the Scripture Doctrine of, re-
Retribution, a Poem, reviewed,

464
viewed,

858
Reveries of Youth, a Poem,

938 Twelve pre-eminent upgracious things, 533
Reviews,.. 67, 150, 259, 368, 458, 539, Tyrtæus, Puems of,..

257
571, 663, 759, 850, 950, 1039

V.
Rosemary, Replies to a Query on the Vegetables, on the Formation of, ...... 809
use of,

.....1038 Ventilating Houses, a simple Method of, 842
Rule of Three Simplified,
332, 980 | Venus, Phenomena of,.

... 66, 624
S.

Villager's Lay, a Poem,. .74, 267,355,
Saxon Superstitions,

891

525, 642, 867
Scriptures, necessity of studying the,. 78 Vindication of the Catholics, 943, 1016
Seal of Queen Caroline,

965

W.
Sedition, Conspiracy, and Treason, .... 481 Wales, New South, Accounts from, 623
Sermon by J. Stanley, reviewed,

850

statement from, cor-
Sheffield Park, a Poem, reviewed, 854

rected,

735
Ship’s Pump and Purifying Syphons,. 187 Watt, James, Biographical Sketch of, 378, 447
Sketches of Sermons, reviewed,.. ..1039 Watts, Dr. Unitarianism of,

823
Sonship of Christ, on the Eternal, 96, 141, 242 Weight of Cattle, Answer to a Query on
South Wales, New, Letter from,

87
the,

94
Southey's Life of Wesley, reviewed, 475, Wesley, Southey’s Life of, reviewed,
546, 759

475, 546, 759
Sponsors, Reply to a Query on, .. 538, 899 Wesley, Striking Observation of Mr..... 754
Stage Coach, The,.

297 Wesleyan Methodist Conference, 750
Steam Apparatus for Copperplate Print-

-Doctrines, Reply to a Query on, 827
ing,
92 West, Benjamin, Memoir of,

556
Story, a true one,

800 Wheat, plan of setting by Dibbling, 730
Strictures on the “ Abode of disembodied Wilkins, Anecdote of Bishop,

603
Spirits"
361 | Will, Determination of the,

348
on an Answer to a Question on Wisdom,

896
the Catholic Claims,

638

of God in the Formation of
Study and Learning, Queries un, .... 216

Man,

..14, 114
Replies Que-

Y.
510 Yeast, Substitutes for........

881
Substitutes for Yeast,.
881 York, Death of the Duchess of,

... 743
Substratum of Matter,

815

2.
Superstition in the Fifteenth Century 257 Zeno, Anecdote of, ...

91
Surnames, Reply to a Query ou, 830 | Zimmerman, Anecdote of,

603

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LIST OF THE PLATES.

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IN NO.

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18. George the Fourth, to face the Title, 1 17. Benjamin West,

556
12. Loch Lomond,.

13 17. Autograph of Henry Grattan,.... 570
13. Duke of Kent,

189
19. Queen Caroline,

681
14. George the Third, ..
217 16. Duchess of Kent,..

1014
22. Fac-Similes of the Boodhu Priests, 279 20. The five Royal Dukes,

1051
15. James Watt, Esq.
378 21. The five Princesses,...

1053
K Éngland's Brightest Gems; or, an Account of the Anniversaries of Benevolent Institutions,

for 1820, may be bound up in this Volume.

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