A Selection of Curious Articles from the Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 3

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

XXXL Mr Gray to Mr T Warton on the History of English Poetry
64
XXXIIL The Rev G Costard of Twickenham to his Sister containing Reflections on the Lan
71
Mr Rogers to Dean Milles on two ancient
79
Page
85
XXXVIL Sir William Herbert of St Julians in Mon
89
Marriage
97
From Dr Johnson to a young Clergyman
103
Dr Timothy Neve to the Rev Littleton Brown
119
Correspondents
125
Letters from Dr Young to Mr Williams
138
Letters from Cowley and Dryden to Dr Busby
150
Thomas Hearne to Lord Harley on the Alex
157
The Rev S Pegge to the Rev Charles Hope Minister of All Saints Derby relative
165
Letters from Mr Henderson to Dr Priestley
167
LXDC From Dr Johnson
171
Bishop Newton to a Gentleman at Lichfield
172
Dr Benjamin Franklin to John Alleyn Esq
174
LXXIL Bishop Sherlock to Dr R Grey
175
From General Wolfe
176
From Dr Kennicott to Mr Daddo
178
Bp Home a Letter of Consolation
179
From Dean Stanhope containing advice to a Young Clergyman
181
Bp Home to a Young Clergyman
183
From Bp Home
185
Col Stedman to his Son
187
Letters from Charles II and Lord Lauder dale to the Earl of Northesk relative to the Marriage of Lord Northesks Daugh ter
188
From Dr Johnson on the Death of his Wife
190
Dr Benjamin Franklin to the Earl of Buchan
192
Dr Doddridge to Bishop Hildesley
194
Letters from Doctors Hildesley Hales Le land and Mr Samuel Richardson
198
Dean Swift to Mr Windar
209
Dean Tillotson afterwards Archbishop of Canterbury to Mr Nicholas Hunt of that City while labouring under a Cancer of which he died A D 1687
213
Lewis Morris Esq to his Brother William Morris Comptroller of the Customs Holy head on Mineknockers
215
Dr Young to the Rev Thomas Newcombe
218
letter from John Locke
221
Letter written at Paris by Dr Benjamin Franklin
229
INCLUDING
241
Method of staining Marble 247 III An invention in Architecture communicated by
249
Method of preserving Books from the Depredations
255
The Uncertainty of Human Testimony 255 VIII Account of Jedediah Buxton
261
Account of a threatening Letter sent to
322
On the unlikeness of Shakespeares Busts
329
Construction of an Electrical Harpsichord 334 XXXI Rustic Philosophy
335
Anecdote of two Officers who fell before Quebec
336
Want of Character a common defect
382
On the general application of the word Great 354
384
Description of a wonderful Automaton In a Letter from the Rev Mr Dutens
385
Method of taking Impressions from Medals
388
Lunar Head Ache with Remedies
390
Enumeration of Vulgar Errors
392
XLVHI On Avarice in Old Age
397
Distillation of a Spirituous Liquor from Milk
399
Wonderful Effects of a Sympathetic Powder
401
Physical Error exploded
404
Various Anecdotes Extraordinary Predictions
405
LIU Description of a Picture in Windsor Castle re presenting the Interview between King Henry VIII and Francis I of France
408
Effects of Salt in fattening Cattle
416
Particulars relative to large Diamonds
418
Writers in the Controversy on the Confes
442
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449
The effect of Music on the Nerves and on
455
On the Ventilation of Prisons
464
ing Event
470
LXXTX Influence of particular Studies with respect to Longevity
476
Dr Stukeley on the Gout
477
Hops not so good as formerly and a remedy proposed
478
Origin of Tontines
481
On catching Cold
482
Method of using the Cold Bath to most ad vantage
484
Sufferings of Lieut George Spearing in a Coal Pit 438
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Against shooting Swallows Martens c
494
A curious Story of an Apparition 495 LXXXVIII Proposal for lending small sums to the In dustrious Poor
497
Cold Water recommended for a Scald
500
Sir Ashton Levers Directions for preserving Birds c
502
A Royal HawkKing Jamess Hawking
503
Sir Anthony Weldon Weldons Court of King James
505
On the progressive Introduction of News
506
papers
508
Curious Chirurgical Operation
510
Theword Premises improperly applied
511
Observations of a Youth who had just re covered his Sight
512
Feasting on Live Flesh
514
Useful method of flooring at Bengal
515
Principal Cause of Smoky Chimnies with a remedy
516
Scurvy caused by common culinary salt
519
The efficacy of Yeast in Putrid Fevers
524
Singular Predilection for the Term of Forty Days
530

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