A Selection of Curious Articles from the Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1814
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Contents

On the ancient Syrinx as described in Virgils Eclogues
47
On the Eikon Basilike
54
New of modelling the Tenses of Verbs
64
A Proverbial Saying explained
66
The Proverb At LatterLammasexplained 08
68
On the Propriety of language in the Lords Prayer
70
The Author of the Whole Duty of Man
80
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 Juvenal explained
102
Criticism on a Passage in Virgil
104
Critical Remarks on Horace
106
Critique on a Passage in Paradise Lost
107
Chaucers Description of the Sleep of Plants
110
Critique on a Passage in Horace
112
Observations on an obsolete Latin word
113
A Passage in Virgil explained
115
A brief account of the various Translations of the Bible into English
116
XXXin 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 Shakespeare Othello
134
On the Conversion of St Paul
137
On the Ellipsis
140
Origin of some common Phrases
142
Derivation of the phraseto Run a Muck
143
Origin of the word Assassin
146
XLII1 Account of the Collation and Revision of the English Bible by Dr Bi aney
148
Remarks on the Huetiana and a Passage in Virgil
151
Martial and Statius on the Bath of Claudius
159
Critique on Shakespeare 170
170
Inquiry as to the real author of the book De Imi
177
Objections to Popes Translation of Homers
186
LVI1L Critical Illustrations of obsolete Passages
192
The Latin AdageIncidis in Scyllam c whence
199
Nuc Venales Plgna Porcorum
208
Criticism on Crays Bard
237
Thiorald and Pore
239
An Emendation of a Passage in Virgil
240
Popes Epitaph on Gay borrowedHammonds Elegies
242
LXXFV Addition to Grays Churchyard Elegy
244
Origin of the word Firm
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
Critique on the word Purpttreus
269
Critical Remarks on Popes Homer
273
Virgilian Account of the Separation of Sicily from Italy
279
Astle on Writing
281
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 oh
341
LANGELANDAnthorofPiercePlowmansVisions
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
CI1 Tvrl at Oxford whence so named
359
An Emendation in Miltons Paradise Lost
360
On the Particle un
362
Popes Imitation of a passage in Silius Italicus
363
Pen and Pin defined
366
Etymology of Pontifex
367
A List of Local Expressions with Illustrations
368
Critique en Virgil
373
Solecisms in the Works of English Authors 574
374
Addisons Observations on Virgils Achates
378
On the Authenticity of the Arabian Tales by Dr Russell
382
CX1V Dissertation on Accents
385
Page
391
Dissertation on a Poison of the Ancients called
414
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 HH1
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
Discoveries of Fossil Bones in several Counties
460
Fossils in the Vicinity of Oxford
468
On the Coluber of Virgil
471
On the Phenomenon of Dew
472
Observations on the Gossamer
476
On the Influx of Water into the Mediterranean
479
Immense Chesnut Tree at Tarn worth
487
Remarkable Phenomenon of the Balh 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
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
XXXVJII On the Stature and Figure of Old Persons
502
The Cruelty of Collectors of Insects censured
504
On the Process of Vegetation in Trees 605
505
Extraordiuary Effects of Pestilential Winds
506
On the Leviathan
508
Stones not hurtful to Land
510
On the Serpent destroyed by Regulus
511
On the Growth of Cedars in England
512
Harmless Nature of HedgeHogs
516
Account of the Free Martin
517
Account of a Gigantic Child
519
Curious and Authentic Instance of
521

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