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class that could not produce a better evening turn-out than · this Scotch factory. Every thing had an appearance of

dinginess, age, and economy, that seemed miserably out of • place beneath the ardent clime and radiant skies of Asia. One week's residence in India usually serves to dispel all the delusive anticipations of a life of splendour and voluptuousness which occupy the minds of the young men and women who embark for its shores. After giving the journal of a day, the Author makes the following very sensible and useful remarks:

• It will appear, from this sketch of a day's existence in the East, that life there, in most instances, consists chiefly of a succession of struggles against personal inconveniences and bodily uneasiness, and that those energies which people in temperate climates employ in augmenting their sources of positive enjoyment, are expended in diminishing the causes of positive suffering. The means which in India are adopted to alleviate the heat are of comparatively little avail. They affect the imaginations of those for whose benefit they are resorted to, more than they do the thermometers that hang in their houses. The influence of the climate can be successfully resisted only by withdrawing the attention from it. When the mind is idle, the body is delicate. Constant employment renders one almost insensible to the heat, and invigorates the frame infinitely more than the combined operation of fans, punkahs, and tatties, ever can do. But this plan cannot be pursued without considerable exertion; for that overwhelming languor and indolence which seem to be interwoven with existence in the East, and which prove hostile to any sort of activity, however agreeable in itself, must first be overcome and put to flight. Repeated efforts will not fail to effect this ; and when a man has once got into regular habits of employment, he will suffer comparatively little exhaustion from the heat, and will enjoy much better health and spirits than he would otherwise do. This is the only system that can renıler life tolerable in India, and one must adopt it in the early part of his career there, otherwise it will be come impracticable. He who passively yields up soul and body to the enervating dominion of the climate, will gradually acquire a torpidity of mind, such as will render him incapable of any higher enjoy. ment than what arises from exemption from actual suffering.'

Under the head of foreigu adventure,' will be found some affecting biographical sketches, and much useful advice and caution to young emigrants and fortune-hunters.

• The West Indies and the Southern States of America format present the grand theatres for adventurers, to whom temperate climates are not at all favourable, the waste of human life in them not being sufficiently rapid to render a constant influx of strangers neces. sary. The European population of Jamaica undergoes a total change every seven years, and that of New Orleans and of Sierra Leone is renewed twice in the same period. Two-thirds of the foreigners who

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come to reside in Havana, die within six months after their arrival : and in some of the Dutch East India islands the mortality is still greater.

• It is from the deadliness of tropical climates that the ferocity of character which distinguishes European society in the West Indies and in the Southern States of America takes its origin. When men see their associates perishing around them, and know that they themselves may become death's next victims, they lose all tender feelings, and study self-preservation only. Life seems too short and uncertain to be wasted in the indulgence of human affections. Every one is aware of his danger, and scrambles to secure the means of Aging from it. It is like a retreat after a battle, in which soldiers do not scruple to trample down their friends and companions in order to facilitate their own escape. So, in tropical climates, adventurers are obtuse to all circumstances unconnected with gain; and even rejoice to see their fellow creatures precipitated into the whirlpool of destruction, when they happen to impede their progress through the avenues that lead to profit, preferment, and prosperity.

• Revolting and unnatural as this state of feeling appears to a stranger, on his first visit to a tropical country, it ought to be contemplated with forbearance, as being excusable and unavoidable. No man ever resides under a bad climate, except for the purpose of acquiring the means of eventually living in a good one; and, therefore, the adventurer who comes to the West Indies has no object in view but gain. His avowed business is to struggle against competition, bad fortune, disease, and death; and any refinements of feeling would be fatal to his personal comfort and injurious to his interests. To avoid cheating his fellow-creatures, and to respect the common rights of humanity, is all that can reasonably be required of him; for his situation is too desperate a one to admit of his having any concern for the welfare, happiness, or safety of others; and any professions to the contrary might justly be regarded as the offspring of hypocrisy, instead of the fruits of benevolence and disinterestedness.'

Vol. II. pp. 130—142. The Delinquent is a horrible tale very powerfully told ; but we have no room for further extracts or remarks. Upon the whole, we have not been better pleased for a long time with two volumes of light reading, than with these ' travelling re• creations.'

ART. X. SELECT LITERARY INFORMATION. In the press, the Works of James Ar- tion and notes, historical and critical, minius, D.D., formerly Professor of Di- and characters of the lyric poets. By vinity in the University of Leyden. Allan Cunningham. 4 vols. Translated from the Latin by James la the press, Essays and Sketches of Nichols, Author of " Calvinism and Ar- Character. By the late Richard Ayton, minianism Compared in their Principles Esg. ; with a memoir of his life, and and Tendency."-Volume the First, portrait,

Mr. Belcher of Folkestone, has in the Mr. Mitchell is preparing a Dicpress, a 12mo. volume, entitled, Poetical tionary of Ancient and Modern Greek, Sketches of Biblical Subjects; compris- to unite the two languages, distinguishing a Selection of Passages from the best ing the words purely ancient and the Poets, illustrative of the Sacred Vo- modern terms. Also, a Compendiom of lume. It is intended as a companion to the Modern words, to be used as a Sophis “ Narratives," lately published. plement to all existing Greek Lexicons.

In the press, a Translation into Eng- In the press, in one vol. 8vo. A Malish Verse of the French Hymns of the nual of the Elements of Natural History, Rey, Cæsar Malan.

by Professor Blumenbach, of Berlin. In the press, a new edition, in 2 vols. Translated from the tenth German edi. 12mo., of Dr. Bogue's Discourses on the tion. Millennium.

Mrs. Henry Rolls, Authoress of Sa. In the press, The Life of John Cham- cred Sketches, Moscow, &c. &c. will berlain, late a Missionary of distin- soon publish, Legends of the North, or guished eminence in lodia. By Mr. the Feudal Christmas. A Poem. Yates, of Calcutta. Republished in Mr. Woolnoth will complete his England, and edited at the desire and Series of Views of our Ancient Castles under the immediate patronage of the in the course of the summer. No. Committee of the Baptist Missionary XXIV., concluding the work, will conSociety, by F. A. Cox, A.M. Hackuey. tain a descriptive catalogue of all the

Part I. of Dr. Alexander Jamieson's castles in England and Wales, New Practical Dictionary of Mechanical The Rev. B. Jeanes, of Charmouth, Science, will appear in June, embellish- is preparing for publication, A General ed with engravings.

Pronouncing Vocabulary, or Guide to a lo a few days will be published, The correct Pronunciation of Proper Names, New Shepherd's Calendar, a

ancient and modern. 1 vol. 8vo. lume of Poems. By John Clare.

A new edition of the Rev. Jubo Bird Also, Aids to Reflections, in a Series of Sumner's Essay on the Records of the Prudential, Moral, and Spiritual Apho- Creation, revised and corrected by the risins, extracted from the Works of Author, will shortly be published. Archbishop Leighton : with no:es and The Rev. J. T. James, Author of interpolated Reinarks, by S. T. Cole- Travels in Russia and Poland, bas in ridge, Esq. post 8vo.

the press, 'The Scepticism of To-Day ; · lo the press, the Songs of Scotland, or the common sense of religion consiancient and modera: with an introduce dered.

new vo

BIOGRAPHY.

ART. XI. LIST OF WORKS RECENTLY PUBLISHED.

aries, &c. By the Rev. W. Orme. 8vo. Christian Characteristics ; or, an at- 2s. tempt to delineate the most prominent Doddridge's Family Expositor, comfeatures of the Christian Character. plete in one vul. sup. royal 8vo. 11. Is. By the Rev. T. Lewis, Minister of Reflections on the Word of God for Union Chapel, Islington. 12mo. 5s. every Day in the Year. By William

Ward of Serampore, 12mo. 6s. 6d. A Letter to the Rev. Edward Irving,

Lectures on Popery. By W. Groser.

12mo. 58 occasioned by his Oration for Mission

THEOLOGY

GENERAL INDEX

VOL. XXIII. NEW SERIES:

Adams on the state of the Mexican army, ib.; Indian conquests of Darius,

mines, &c. 289, et seq.; see Mexico. ib. ; invasion of Alexander, ib. ; sura
Agamemnon of Aschylus, translations prise of the Greeks at the grandeur of

of by Boyd, and by Simmons, 31, et the features of Asiatic scenery, 8c. 24;
seg. ; the literature and the religion of 5; Indian population formerly con-
nations are intimately connected, 31; sisted of seven castes, 25; high esti-
the digvity of the tragic muse ad- mation of the caste of husbandmen
vanced by Phrynicus, 32; Æschylus anciently, ib.'; consequences of the Man
the father of tragedy, 32, 3; invents hommedan conquests in India, 26 ; the
the dialogue, 33 ; his great excellence ihreé spots reputed among the Tarlars
as a tragic writer, 33; his moral, as the most beauliful in the world, ib.;
34; question whether the tragedians search after the castle of Gog and
of Athens benefited the cominunity, Magog, 27; Tartar invasion of Eus
ib.; nature and purpose of the chorus, rope, ih.; deputation of the pope to
* 34, 5; nunber of tragedies written the Tartars, 27, 8; Carpini's descrip
by Æschylus, 35; charac'er of his tion of their person, manners and habits,
Agamemnon, 25, 6; Mt. Boyd's ob. 28; and of some marvellous adventures
sercations on il, 36,7 ; merits of Potter, among them, 29; proof of their knose.
the first translator of Æschylus, 38; ledge of gunporoder, ib.; exaggerated
character of Mr. Boyd's prose trans- statements of Sir John Mandeville,
lation, 38, 9; Mr. Symmons's ver- 30.
sion an attempt to supersede Potter's, Assassinalions, frequency of, at Havana,
39; character of this version, ib. ; 568.
comparison of various passages as
rendered by the above writers, 40, et Barker, Dr., and Dr. Cheyne's, account
seg.

of the rise, progress, &c. of the Epi-
Alfieri, M. Sismondi's remarks on his dras demic Fever, late in Ireland, 254, et
malic wrilings, 327, et seq.

Seg.
Amusements, fashionable, the bane of Bentham's, Jeremy, Church of England
youth, a sermon, by John Morison, Catecbism, 98, el seg.
182, et seq.

Bentham, Jeremy, portrait of, 153.
Apocalypse, Dr. Tilloch's dissertations Berni, Francisco, short account of his life,
introductory to the study, &c. of, 343, 322 ; his new style of poetry, called bers

nesque, ib.
Ariosto's Orlando Furioso, M. Sismondi's Bible, new family, and improred veri
remarks on il, 319, 20.

sion, by the Rev. B. Boothroyd, Vofa
Art, British galleries of, 276, el seg. 11., 236.
Asia, Murray's historical account of tri- Bibliotheca Biblia, by Mr. Orme, 528,

vels in; &c. 22, el seg.; man ia modern
Asia the same as in ancient Asia, Blomfield's, Dr., letter to Charles Butler,
23; multiplied varieties of the Asiatic io vindication of the English Protesu
population, ib.; the natural and po- tauts, &c. 474, et seq. ; charge of Mr.
litical geography of India formed on Butler against the English clergy,
a grand scale, ib.; Asia little known 475; knsly and unguarded reply of the
to the ancients, 24; invasion of India Bishop, ib. ; defence of the cergy JOR
by Semiramis; and total defeat of her subscribing to the 39 Articles, ib., real

b

et seq.

et seq.

spirit of the Roman Catholic religion Campbell, of Carbrook, his observations
as exhibited by Mr. Butler's attack on on the anti-christian tendency of mo-
the Protestants, 477.

dern education, &c. 98, et seq.
Boccaccio, a reviver of ancient learn- Campbell's Tbeodric and other poems,

ing, 316; remarks on his Decameron, 116, et seq. ; distinctiuns of narrative,
316, 17.

dramatic, and lyrical poetry, 116;
Boothroyd's new family bible and im- lyric poetry embraces two different

proved rersion, &c. 236, et seq.; pe- kinds of composition, ib. ; Campbell
culiar difficulties attaching to a trans- the best lyric poet of the age, 117;
lator of the bible, 236; bis primary fails in every other kind of poetry,
duty, 237; merits of the present ib.; story and character of Theodric,
translator, ib. ; rendering of the third 118; slanzas lo the rainbow, 118, 19;
chapler of Habakkuk, 238,9; his, re. to the memory of the Spanish patriols,
marks on the book of Job, 239; his 120 ; song to the evening star, 121; re-
rendering of various passages con- marks on his Last Man,' 122 ; song
sidered, 240, et seq.

of the Greeks, 122, 3.
Boyd's translation of the Agamemnon Carey's Mrs., journal of a tour in France
of Æschylus, 31, et seq.

in the years 1816-17, 332, el seq.;
Brazil, recent expeditions into the in- Caen, its situation, cathedral, $c. 334,
terior of, 274.

5; Tours, 336; descriplion of the city,
Buchanan's memoirs of painting, &c. ib. ; origin of ils name, 337; and of

276, et seq. ; Charles I., a liberal en- the term Hugonot, ib, ; province of Toua
courager of the arts, 277; state of the raine described, ib.; Lyons, 338; re-
fine arts under the Stuarts, 278; re- mains of an ancient aqueduct, ib. ; the
vival of the arts during the late reign, Broteaur, 339; the offices of coachmer
ib. ; collection of Charles I. alienated, and boalmen, at Lyons, performed by
ib.; Houghton gallery consigned to women, 339, 40; the author's remarks
Russia, ib.; the private collections of on female education, schools, privale go-
Italy disposable during the French in- vernesses, &c. 341, et seq.
vasion, 279; loss of the marbles of Carlow bible-society, account of the disgrace-
Egina to England, ib. ; four superb ful and ferocious conduct of the papists,
paintings by Raffaelle, reconveyed to at the last anniversary, 68, el seq.
Madrid, for want of purchasers in Carpini's descriplion of the person and ha-
England, ib.; Marechal Soull's col- bils, &c. of the Tarlars, 28 ; his relation
leclion disposable, 280; high excellence of some marvellous adventures among
of the Angerstein collection, ib.; the them, 29.
French artists not progressive in skill, Catechism, the Protestant dissenter's,
281; great national collections of pic- with a preface by Dr. Newman, 371;
tures not beneficial, ib. ; dispersion of Cervantes, character of his writings, &c.
the Orleans' collection in England, 488.
282; amusing detail of amaleur manæuur- Chivalry, its essential character, 197.
ing, 284, 5; reflections on French paint- Christian father's preseut to his children,
ers and French pictures, 285; David,

447, el seg.
ib.; Claude and Poussin, ib.

Chronicle, the Saxon, translated by the
Bull of Jubilee, by Pope Leo XII. in Rev. J. Ingram, 54, et seq.; age and
1825, 177, et seq.

contents of the chronicle, 58, 9; its
Burder's, H. F., lectures on the essenti. high merits, 59; characterised by sim-
als of religion, &c. 455, et seq.

plicity of detail, ib. ; extracts, ib. ;
Butler, Charles, Dr. Blomfield's letter to, exploits and death of Cynewulf, 60,

in vindication of English Protestants, Clergy, catholic, many of them infidels,
&c. 474, et seq.

107.
Butler's, Charles, letter to the Rt. Rev. Cochin-China, White's voyage to, 86, et
C. J. Blomfield, 474, et seq.

seq.; illiberal policy of the Dutch
Calendar, perennial, and companion throughout the whole of their colo-

to the almanack, 78, et seg.; ori. nies, 87; commerce an efficient in-
gin of tulips, ib.; some account of the strument for extending Christianity,
effects of the Dutch tulipo-mania, 81; 88; attempt of the Americans to ese
danger from keeping odoriferous plants in tablish a commercial intercourse with
bed chambers, 82 ; death of a gardener Cochin-China, ib. ; causes of its fail-
from sleeping in a pinery, ib.

ure, ib. ; extent and divisions of Onam

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