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THE

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MONTHLY HISTORICAL NEWSPAPER.

VOL. II.-1848.

CONDUCTED BY

WILLIAM SHIRREFS,

FELLOW OF TAS STATISTICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON, EDITOR OF THE “ISLE OF MAN TIMES," THE "ODD-FELLOWS' CHRONICLE,” ETC., FTC,

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ORIGINAL ESSATA.

Ditto (concluded)

228 Statistics

23, 62, 93

About Beginnings

1 Procrastination

102 The Anatomy and Physiology of

Phonography...

4 | Anacharsis Clootz; or, Interna- Animals. 'Letter I. ...

27

Building Societies, their Forma- tionalisın

110 Letter II.

37

tion and Management (conclu- The Trial Shot

114 Letter III.

*61

ding article)

5 The Derby Soiree

131 Letter IV.

70

Of the Law not made and not less Sebastian Gomez

116 Letter V.

140

existing

17 The Stock Jobber's Daughter

Letter VI.

181

A Chapter for the People

21 The Child of the Blind

162 | The Scottislı Royal Academy 93

Every-Day Experiences-No. 1. Ditto (concluded)

185 | The Electric Telegraph

61

Lucubrations on Lodgings 33 Circumstantial Evidence (from Vegetables and Animals, no Na.

Ditto-No. 2. Of Apartments ge- the note-book of a lawyer) 172 tural Division Characters

nerally, and their Associations *49 The Conversation of the Vulturcs 175 common to both. No. 1. 109

Life during the Epoch of the It's Impossible to Please Every- Gradation in the Vegetable King-

English Revolution and after; body

178 dom

109

being a Review and Recapitu. Margaret Gordon

195 Blending of Animals and Vegeta-

lation of the Memoirs of Count My Fortune's Made

bles

109

Grammont ...

54 Mary M'Allister. A Tale of the Chemical Analysis no test of Ve-

Ditto (concluded)

75 Antrim Glens

210

getable or Animal Structure... 110

Living made Easy

54 Anywhere with Ilim. A Story in Vegetables and Animals, no Na-

Analysis of Puffing (concluded)... *50 Two Chapters

213 tural Division Characters

A Gentleman Born

*52 | The Doomster's First Born 232 common to both. No. II. 142

A Gossip with an old Friend 65

CORRF.SPOXDEXCE.

Royal Manchester Institution

The Philosophy of Nightcaps 81 Principles of the Jesuits (letter iv) 12

POETRY.

On the importanceof Female Edu-

Ditto. do. do (do. v) 33 The Female Criminal to her Off-

cational Institutes

84 | Ditto. do. do (do. vi) 62

spring

1

Books and Men

97 | George Sand and the Quarterly *55 Forest Leaves

12

The Philosophy of Personalities. 100 The Rights of Women... *55 Stanzas written on the New-Year's

Ditto (concluded)

167

HISTORICAL NEWSPAPER.

Day

17

Mauvaise Honte

104 Historic Summary, Dec. 1817 14, 15 Bygone Years (written for New-

On the uses of Logic

105 Ditto

do Jan. 1848 29

Year's Day)

19

Sighs. By Goodwyn Barmby 113 Ditto do Feb. do. 47 | The Dirge of the Suicide

33

Memories. By H. L. Harrison 124 Ditto do Mar. do. *53 Song- The British Man of War . 46

Wardrobe-Webs and Table-Ties of

Ditto

do April do.

78 The Gambler's last Stake

Brotherhood. By Elihu Burritt 129 | Ditto do

May do.

94 Lines-addressed to one who from

A Summer Night's Reverie 145 Ditto do June do. 126 a gloomy past augured a gloomy

Extreme Laws

157 Ditto do July do. 142 future

64

Solidarity. By Goodwyn Barmby 161 Ditto do

158 Song of the Swiss Patriot *49

Employment for Woman

165 Ditto do

189 To France

*55

Railway Committee-rooms 163 Ditto do Oct. do. 205 | A War Cry

05

England and the United States... 183

NEWS OF TIIE MONTI.

Sonnet-Twilight

77

Pre-Existence

193 England, Ireland, and Scotland 30 Song. By J. P. Douglas

77

Authors and Writers are Produ- Ditto do. England and Scot- Britons, Strike Home,

A new

cers, not Drones, in the Hive land

47

reading. Ditto

77

of State

197 Ditto do. England, Ireland Welcome to Spring

78

The Ornamental Grounds of St. and Scotland

*63 The New Age...

81

James's Park

199 | Ditto do. do. do. 79, 80 Nil Desperandum

87

Birch's Shaksperian Inquiry 203 Domestic Summary

*55 | Custom-Self-Trust

87

Crime and the Criminal

211 The United Kingdom, Ireland, The First Awaking

87

Comparative Morality of the 18th England

79 The Maiden at her Spinning.

and 19th Centuries ...

216 Ditto do.

96 Wheel

87

Redemption Institutes... 225 Ireland, England

123 For the Right

91

Dismantled Arsenals

231 Ditto do.

... 144 Look About. A Rhyme for the

TALES, ORIGINAL AND SELECTED. Ditto do.

206 Times

92

The Rival Families

2 English Parliament

160 The Spirit of the Beautiful 92

Rosa Burgess.

A Tale of Warn-

Ireland

190 Mourir Pour la Patric..

97

ing

19 England

191 Irish Song

112

The Legacy; or, The Effects of The Queen's Visit to Scotland 191 Our own Desert Isle-A Duet 112

Compound Interest ...

56

Sonnet-written in Spring 113

The Evils of Improvident Match- George Stephenson, the author of Modern Magic and Faerie

119

es—The Benefits of Good Ones. 07 the Railway System...

192 | The Household Jewels...

129

Claude the Gardener. A Remin- Abd.el Kader

35 Childhood

145

iscence of Provence ...

83 Harold, the last of the Saxon Help each other

157

Sterne's Parable of Practical kings

169 Song of the Captive Jewish Maid 161

Christianity

87 The Fortunes of Joseph Ellicott 219 The Drunkard's Children 176

Pictures from the Land of Glory 99

SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES.

Bonnivard in the Dungeon of

Ditto (continued)

155 Astronomy

7, 22, 61 Chillon

176

Ditto (continued)

222 Geography

7 Peace.

177

Fine Arts

• Kor. 16 and 17 having been paged aliko, by

7, 23, 93 A Rhyme of Newgate

189

mistako, an asteriak has been placed to the latter Miscellaneous

7, 23, 61, 93 Sonnet-on Peace

193

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