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tion, which our Author reduces to the three following: iit, The right of making war, which the great magistrates had under the first race, and which Charlemagne could not fuppress. 2dly, The excessive power that was intrusted with that armed magistracy, who found it so easy afterwards to divide among themselves the spoils of the monarchy. 3dly, The innumerable multitude of beneficiaries, and the imprudence of Louis le Debonnaire, in intrusting them with, or allowing them to usurp, the power of jurisdiction. Moreover, to prove, with the greater evidence, that all these causes must have really contributed to degrade the monarchy, and to turn power from its primitive channel, he Thews, that in proportion as these causes disappeared, all the branches of sovereignty were gradually, though slowly, restored to their proper places by the sole influence of thoje rights, which feudal anarchy had not been able to destroy. We find also in this volume, among many other interesting articles, which we cannot even enumerate, an excellent analysis of the celebrated charter de Villis, which exhibits a complete view of the domestic economy of Charlemagne, and a curious discussion relative to the origin of duels, and the principles on which legislation and custom ought to direct their influence with respect to that object. This eighth Volume is terminated by a perspective view of the revolutions that destroyed the ancient French monarchy, and those that restored it upon a plan more favourable to the authority of the monarch, and (as our Author pretends) to the liberty of the people.
The ninth Volume is published; but as we have not yet received it, we must reserve the more particular mention of it for another occasion.
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To the REMARKABLE PASSAGes in this Volume.
N. B. To find any particular Book, or Pamphlet, see the
Table of Contents, prefixed to the Volume.
Bungdon, Lord, controverts BAlley, Capt. his unfortunate
the opinion of Sir W. Black- case in the affair of Greenwich
559. Of England, g60.
with their good and bad effects,
BARRINGTON, Hon. Daines, his
Curious exper. of the influence nish Language, 108.
the Book of Genesis, 111.
his enquiry into the anti-
on the knowledge of man,
ancient monuments and fortifica. BEAUMONT and Fletcher, their
Compared with Shakespear, 418.
The several editions of their
BENGAL, necessity of our studying
of the opulence, &c. of Judea, hed's Grammar of, ib.
BIBL, his Novus Thesaurus Philo-
Lexel, 213. By Don Ulloa, ib.
BLACKSTONE. See SHERIDAN.
for a new investigation of this proceeding from, 356. Method
of remedying, 357
Porax, new, discovery relative to ÇEMENTS, exper. with regard to
the composition of, particularly
watering meadows, 456. CHARITY considered, as a Chris
seal of Q Hentjecta Maria, 274. CHARLESTOWN, N.T.ngland, acc,
inscription on Kirkdale church, CHINA, the wines, fruits, and
CHINESE, their chronology not sa
ancient as pretended by some
writers, 506. Their history, in
Their empire first established a-
11. Their music, 521. Their
manner in which animals are rance of Attronomy, 523. Their
hospitals tor foundlings, 524.
plement, Vol. V. containing the 517. Its delicious wine, 518. Its
mastic, ib. Medals of, 5 19.
tion of different parts of Greece,
fame light with that of Socrates,
commercial academy at Ham: Clarendon, Lord, his hit. of the
rebellion, not altered by the Ox.
ford editor, 303,
gans of speech in the Orang comium of, 169.
Clocks to Arike the bour, enquiry
when first made, 281.
Coins, ancient acc. of some disco-
cal debate with Lord Abingdon, And in the Tower of Lond. 276.
Coffins, stone. See Pegge.
favour of, vindicated, 1:6, 149. horns, in the cathedral of Car.
COMMERCE. See Banks.
method of cultivating the sugar Cook, Capt. elegant verses to his
memory, by a Lady, 459.
Jerusalem, and sells 90,000
Chriftian captives to the Jews, Elephants, when inhabitants of
the northern regions of oyr
of lightning on board a ship, 222. in North America, 399.
ancients concerning, 101. FABLE, dramatic, remarks rela-
tive to, 186.
FENWICK. See Coins.
FIRE, its nature different from that
relative to, 546.
ings from, 51.
logue of the pictures and rarities
and an Englishman, relative to Flowers of plants, their noxious
effect on the air, 346, 504.
man ftations in Essex, 112. cious in fevers, 571.
by electricity, 215;
parable against perfecution, 196.
certain MSS. of the late Mr. His anxious desire to promote
peace and harmony between
Great Britain and America, 202.
Shamefully abused by Mr. Wed.
held to be wholly derived from discoveries, 206. His hypothe-
fis concerning the Aurora Bore-
Free Martin, account of, 221.
power of the Crown to make
cal, 556. Discoveries rel to the FRERET; M. his erroneous hypo-
cious in the cure of female disor- antiquities in Hampshire, 272.
HAYLEY, Ms. his elegant verses
on the death of Mr. Thornton, composed Ds. Dodd's speech at
his trial, 483.
pents, 113. Her commercial re-
political connexion with Eng.
Irwin, Mr. his Eaftern Eclogues
and elegant compliment to his
of ancient monuments, &c, in, ISAIAH, Book of. See Lowth.
ITALIANS, their character, 549.
troduction of English laws jộto ITALY, the land of painters, itself
the eastern provinces of, 147. the most beautiful picture in the
tility and populousness afferred,
infcription on, illustrated, 114.
guarding against insects, 356. piece of ordnance fished out of
of a petrifaction
found in East Lothian, 219.
of antiquities dug
of , 567. ing artificial loadftones, 221,
ANGUAGE, English, various o-
90,000 Christian captives of LASSONE, M, de, his memoir on
method of improving the tartar
HINDOSTAN.-Several tracts, LATHAM, Mr. his ace. of an ex.
LEAD ore, chemical exper, on, 48.
plants, their forts enumerated, watch-making, 44. His merit
curing ulcers by the burning-