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Inquisitive turn of mind most des- Pitt, William, character of 299
picable
18 Plagiarism, remarks on

485
Johnson's, Dr., Rasselas
539 Politicks

361, 542
Jortin, Dr., style of
34 Psalmanazar, account of

301
Journals, Austrian
618 Physician's oath

492
Judiciary, independence of

20
Junius

584 Recollections of the literature in
France, in 1806

309
Latin poetry

430 Remarker, No. 17, 18-18, 77–
Law of blockade

118

19, 121--20, 192—21, 245–
Letter from Paris

53

22, 314-23, 360—24, 421-
Libraries, importance of

428

25, 439--26, 534–27, 574
Literary and philosophical intelli-

28, 631
gence 111, 216, 286, 460, 516, Reviewers, their duty

84
572, 615, 623, 683 Riddle, by Cowper

87
Literary fund
572 Robbers, tragedy of

371
Liverpool literary institutions 597 Roman catholick, letter of 187
London institution
348 Rome, description of

423
Luzac, professor,

134, 168
Light, curious observations on 55 Schweitz, destruction of several

villages in the canton of

12
Macbeth, criticism on
302 Seasons

593
Madoc, extract from

251 Silva, No. 23, 33–24, 84-25, 135
Mary, queen of Scotland

594

-26, 190—27, 250—28, 301
Mathematical society in Philadel-

—29, 368—30, 426—31, 492
pbia

219

--32, 539—33, 589—34, 654
Medical report 112, 168, 225 Spenser, poetry of

36
Mineralogy, Godon's lecture on 658 Southern's tragedy of Isabella 369
Milton, writings of
370 Statement of diseases

56
Miscellany
363, 485 Student

No. 1, 234—2, 305
Montagu's, Mrs., original letters, 578,
649 Tacitus, writings of

368
Misnomers
429 Tasso, poetry of

302
Mothers, their duty

86 Taylor, Jeremy, remarks on 593
Monthly catalogue of new publica- Tenhove, Mr., sketch of

544
tions, 52, 108, 163, 281, 338, Theological institution, at York,
397, 458, 512, 571, 626, 682 G. Britain, account of

595

Thornton's letter to the North-
New Testament

304 Carolina mine company 623
Nose, eye, and mouth, remarks on 251 Triburtius and Tibullus, elegies of 371
Nott on the eclipse of the sun 94 Tragedy of Titus Andronicus,
- on light
55 strictures on

540
New-England

657
Usury, remarks on

314
One's-self, reflections on

543
Original letters from Europe, No. 1, 29 View of modern France

531
-2, 71–3, 124–4, 179–5, 245 Village libraries, reflections on 520
-6, 295—7,356—8,423—9, 483 Virgil's thunder

255
-10, 536–11, 586-12, 638 Virgil, poetry of

304
Voltaire's library

656
Patriotism

36
Pennsylvania academy of arts and Warton, Dr. Joseph, sketch of 5
sciences, account of
216 Wife, picture of

372
Pericles, Shakespeare's
304 Witch stories, account of

173
Picture of Boston

289 Women

[graphic]
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POETRY.

141

Ausonii Carmen Matutinum, ad Latin lines

1%
Parmenonem servum

197 Lewis, Capt., discoveries of 143

Lines addressed to a mother on the
Bowles, W.L., extracts from, on death of two infants

39
the spirit of discovery 373, 495 Lines on a withered oak

662
Carmen Watsianum
38 Molehill

432
Carmen Thomaz Gray in adversi-
tatem

139 Pratt, chief justice, poetry of 316
Castle building

Revisiting the college of Rosa 318
Discoveries of Capt. Lewis
143 Runick Bard, song of

602
Elijah's mantle
257 Translation

197
Epitaph

318
Epitaph on Arthur M. Walter 37 Walter, Arthur M., on the death of 88

epitaph on 37
Gaffer Gray
198 Winter, an ode

661
Hesper

93 Zembo and Nila, an African tale 605
Horare's 24 ode, addressed to
W. S. S.

431

REVIEW

Abbot's discourse before the Ports. Dana's, James, sermons

277
mouth Female Asylum 505 Dana's, Joseph, masonick address 395
Aikin's, J., Letters to a young lady

Davis's poems

269
on a course of English poetry 272 Dean's analytical guide

453
Agricultural papers by the Mas- Depons' voyage to the Spanish
sachusetts Society 396, 455, 570 Main

444, 497, 559
Austin's Essay on the human char- Diversions of Purley

610
acter of Jesus Christ

611 Dobson's letters on the Deity 106
Bacon's, Francis, Essays 505 Echo, by Pasquin Petronius 274
Bentley's election sermon

335 Ewell's discourses on the laws and
Black's elements of chemistry 451 properties of matter 145, 199
Blodget's statistical manual 155 Eutaw springs, battle of, a drama 163
British treaty

563 Essay on the rights and duties of
Bancroft's essay on the life of nations

675
Washington

663

First church collection of sacred
Carr's stranger in Ireland
160 musick

50
Cambridge edition of Horace 380 Forbes', Sir Wm., life and writings 275
Channing's, William, sermon 338
Christian Monitor, No. 4
337 Garland of Flowers

102
Caelii Symposii Ænigmatæ 504 Geographical amusement

278
Collections of the Historical So- Grant's, C., poem on the restora-
ciety. Vol. 7

322 tion of learning in the East 327
Vol. 8

551 Grand chaplain's social and ma-
Gulex of Virgil, by L.M.Sargent 211 sonick address

457

Holmes's American annals, vol. 2, 198 Ninon de l'Enclos, memoirs of

discourse delivered at

Plymouth

47 Olds's inaugural speech

49
Historical Collections 322, 551 Original anecdotes of Frederick
Horatii Flacci Carmina expurgata the Great, king of Prussia 204
cum natis Jas Juventii, et aliorum 380

Parnassian pilgrim

614
Jackson's reflections on the com- Patten's funeral sermon

279
merce of the Mediterranean 375 Picture of New York

503

Jarvis's, S. F., oration on the want Pitt, Wm., annals of his life 103

of patronage

280 Popkins's two discourses

455

Joor's battle of Eutaw springs a Priestley, Dr., memoirs of, 260, 330,

national drama

163

389, 506

Johnson's New-York term reports 206 Reed's, Dr., apology

45

convention sermon

296

Lake's Parnassian pilgrim 614 Rees's new cyclopædia, vol. 1,

Linn's poems

319

265

Lathrop's sermons on various sub- Ramsay's life of Washington 663

jects

676

Salem collection of sacred musick 213

M'Kean's inaugural address 512 Sargent's translation of the Culex

Marmontel, memoirs of

209 of Virgil

211

Miller's letters on the christian Scot's ballads and lyrical pieces 387

churches

605 Sewall's miscellaneous poems 209

Miseries of human life

162

Montgomery's poems

154 Tyng's reports

435

Montagu on the law set-off 94
Moore's epistles, odes, &c. 41 Valerian, a poem, by J. B. Linn 319
Mease's geological account of the Voice of truth

453

United States

666

Waterman's sermon

280

Ninth No. agricultural papers 455 Webster's, Noah, letter to Ramsay 670

part 2

THE

MONTHLY ANTHOLOGY

FOR

JANUARY, 1807.

ADDRESS OF THE EDITORS.

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