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PREFACE.

At the close of another period devoted to the publication and completion of a volume of the ATHENEUM, we are happy in having it in our power to offer its patrons the concluding number of a larger volume of the work than they have heretofore received. The same principles have governed us in the selection and arrangement of its contents, that have been our guide in conducting former volumes ; and we will venture to hope that the new literary journals which have lately been received, and the improvement in some of the old ones, together with greater experience, have increased its value in regard to the entertainment and instruction of its pages, as well as their number.

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Boston, March 15, 1831.

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INDEX TO THE FIFTH VOLUME.

ABERJETAY, Mr. Anecdotes of, 429 Church, a night in a, 419

Abruzzi, a pass of the, 304

Colombia, the Eve of Saint Simon in, 60

Absentee, the, 43

Come in time, 440

Adventure at Rotterdam, an, 275

Concatenation, 152

Adventure of a London traveller, 300 Condemned, the, 124

Affectation, 201

Constant, M. Benjamin, biographical sketch

Age, the, 488

of, 520

Aide-de-camp's duties, description of an, Constantinople, a week at in 1829, 472
576

Consumption, pulmonary, 82

Ale, 418

Costa Firmé, a scene on the, 510

Alpine scenery, 19

Cruickshanks, Mr. Charles, agonizing death

Ansedotes, 576

Angler, the disappointed, 440

Cruthers and Jonson; or, the outskirts of

And-slavery petitions, 575

life, 544

Aphorisms, 290

Apborisms on man, 165

Davy, Sir Humphry, 575, 576

Apparitions, lai

Delta. A pass of the Abruzzi, 304
Artists, eminent, 199

Demon ship, the, 374

Devil's progress, the, 221

Barbary, law in, 167

Diary of a late physician, passages from,

Beautiful remark, 152

187, 481, 489

Belgium, the late revolution in, 424 Dog, the spectral, 481

Belle Isle in autumn, 436

Dramatic anecdote, 199

Benevolent man, a, 247

Drum ecclesiastic, 248

Bernard's Retrospections of the Stage, 138, Dueling, 187

Biography, modern, 571

Ear, sensibility of the, 439

Birthday, the first and last, 441

Ears, 248

Bishop of St. Asaph, the, 296

Ettrick Shepherd, the, 513

Bloomfield, 574

Hydrophobia, 97

Boiling, 417

Ill manners, 99

Bookleader, a generous,

Mr. Moore's homily on husbands, 522

Books, new, notice of, 104, 152, 200, 344, Notes from the Noctes, 339

440

Physicians and poets, 99

Botany in Denmark, 488

Reason and imagination, 194

Brigand's home, the, a pass of, 304

The unearthly witness, 325

Brothers, the three, 102

Europe, area of, 535

Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, 247

Evaporation, 417

Burnside, Margaret, 203

Expiation, 203

Barke, cursory remarks on the style of, 312 Eyes, 295

Butler, Harry, 249

Byron, Mr. Galt's first acquaintance with, Fable, 344

318

Fables, 142

Fame, present and future, 296

Caius Cestius, 296

Fashions, the latest, with colored prints,

Cats, a concert of, 248

101, 150, 246, 343, 438, 534

Cavendish, anecdote of, 487

Fat living, 344

Charles X, 485

Female character, on the, with especial re-

Chesterfield and Montesquieu, 414

ference to the powers of the mind,

Child, sleeping, address to a, 470

271

Chinese justice, 535

Ferdinand the beloved ; or, royal gratitude,

Chinese policy, 197

105

Cholera inorbus, 535

Fires, 416

488

Fish, skeletons of, method of obtaining, 438 Lisbon, recollections of life in, 477
Floods in Moray, account of, 21

Literary beauties of the Scriptures, 137
Florida, first attempts to colonise, 333 Literary footmen, 488
France, 103

Literay notices, 104, 152, 200, 344, 440
France, the late revolution in, 103

Literature of the day, on the, 118
French artizan, a, history of during the last Literature, royal patronage of, 202
revolution, 404

London traveller, adventures of a, 300
French honesty, 102
French press, tho, 102

Magnetism, animal, 199

Maiden of the Slitterick, the, 47
Galt, Mr. His life of Lord Byron, 132 Man a working being, 476

His first acquaintance with Byron, 318 Marvels, a tale of, 527
Game, the way we shoot, 248

Mat Kavenagh, the Irish hedge schoolmas-
Gatherer, the, 102, 151, 197, 247, 295, 344,

ter, 172
439, 487, 535, 575

Meal, a long, 236
Genius, 296

Medicine, new, 102
Genius and virtue, 245

Medicine, state of in Turkey, 535
Genius on the wing, 238

Mind, independent existence of, 432
Glen-Etive, 257

Miseries of having nothing to do, 348
Gnat, the, 296

Monkey, reminiscences of a, 91
Gold cross, the, 502

Montesquieu and Chesterfield, 414
Golden city, the, 222

Moore, Mr. His homily on husbands, 522
Gooch, Dr. 151

Moral influence of the physical necessities
Good nature, 104

of man, 500
Gossamer, 488

Moray floods, account of the, 21

522

Harvey's discovery of the circulation of the Natural philosophy, 540
blood, 197

Nature, on the music of, 244
Hazlitt, William. Aphorisms on man, 165 New year, old thoughts on a, 297
Head, the turned, 489

Night in a church, a, 419
Health, 440

Noctes Ambrosianæ, 97, 194, 339, 522
Heat, effects of, 416

Notes from the Noctes, 339
Highland quarter, 152
History, present state of, 198

Obstinacy, 344
Hofland," Mrs. An adventure at Rotter. Ojeda's adventures in South America, 541
dam, 275

Old and new world, the, 517
Home, 535

Opinion, asking an, 264
Homer, 487

Opium-Eater, the English, Reason and
Howitt, William. The disasters of Jan imagination, 194
Nadeltreiber, 143

Orange tree, the, 152
Husbands, Mr. Moore's homily on, Originality, 199
Hydrophobia, 97

Outline, an, 247
Hypochondraism, 439

Owen, Mr.' On the system of, 396
Idea, an original, 152

Parr, Dr. 151
If you won't, I will, 104

Party titles, curious, 199
Ill manners, 99

Patriotism, 294
Illusion, an, 481

Pearls, 102
Imagination and reason, 194

Phenomenon, singular, 96
Imitation, 247

Philological puzzle, 439
Improvements, modern, 282

Philosophy, natural, 540
Inconveniences of a convenient distance, 76 Phosphorus, 104
Irish calculation, 236

Physical necessities of man, moral influ-
Irish hedge schoolmaster, the, 172

ence of, 500
Irish lawsuit, an, 320

Physicians and poets, 99
Iron shroud, the, 11

Pirate of the Mediterranean, the, 374

Poetry, learning, and religion, 322
Jan Nadeltreiber, the disasters of, 143 Poetry of Professor Wilson, 463
Japan, 103

Polignac, Prince, 102
Jesuits' college at Frieburg, in Switzer. Polish insurrection, the, 537
land, 479

Potato cheese, 199

Potato on the mountain Orizaba, 102
Killing with kindness, 103

Pottery, ornamental, 104
Knowledge for the people, 416

Profits, spicy, 248

Pulmonary consumption, 82
Lady of the Lake, a new, 431
Law in Barbary, 167

Quin's Siamese soup, 198
Learning, religion, and poetry, 322
Liberality, 199

Rat story, a, 439

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