A Selection of Curious Articles from the Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1811
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Contents

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 Vibgil
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 1
113
A Passage in Virgil explained
115
A brief account of the various Translations of the Bible into English
116
Account of the Translators of the Bible
120
A Passage in Cicebo 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 134
134
On the Conversion of St Paul
137
On the Ellipsis
140
Origin of some common Phrases
142
XLl Derivation of the phraseto Run a Muck
143
Origin of the word Assassin
146
Account of the Collation and Revision of
148
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157
Critique on Shakespeare
170
Superiority of Shakespeares Description
182
Critical Illustrations of obsolete Passages
192
The Latin AdageIncidis in Scyllam c whence
199
Conjecture on an obscure Passage in Shakespeare
212
LXYII Sameness of certain dissimilar Words
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
240
Popes Epitaph on Gay borrowedHammonds
242
Elegies
243
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
IXXXII Critique on the word purpureas
269
Critical Remarks on Popes Homer
273
Virgilian Account of the Separation of Sicily from Italy 279
279
Astle on Writing
281
Melancholy Despair and Grief as described by the Poets
338
Strictures on the use of the Interjection oh
341
Langeland Author of Pierce Plowmans Visions
345
Remarks on Drydens Ode in Memory of Mrs Killigrew 34 7
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
CHI 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 on Virgil
373
Solecisms in the Works of English Authors
374
Addisons Observations on Virgils Achates 37s CXII Latin Preface intended by Burton for his History of Leicestershire
378
CXHI On the Authenticity of the Arabian Tales by Dr Russell
382
Dissertation on Accents
385
Pige
391
Dissertation on a Poison of the Ancients called
414
History and culture of Cochineal
423
The cause of the lustre or resplendency of the Sea
434
Account of an inflammable Well
443
Fire from the Bowels of a Beast 44 5
445
Earthquakes how produced r
446
Account of a moving Hill
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 Tamworth
487
Remarkable Phenomenon of the Bath Waters
488
Account of Fires kindled of themselves
489
On the prodigious Growth of Trees
492
XXXrV 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 Pars 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
XLiy On the Serpent destroyed by Regulus
511
XI On the Growth of Cedars in England
512
Account of the Free Martin
517
Account of a Gigantic Child
519

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