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British Constitution, its theory and practice, 1 ; erroneous notions enter

tained of its theory, ib. ; the principle on which it, as well as every mixed government must be founded, 1–7; modifications it is liable to, 7; power of the Crown, 8, 9; duty of the Commons, in case the Lords and the Crown do not concur in the views entertained by them, 9, 10; what may be constitutionally done, when a ministry'is appointed who are distrusted both by the people and their representatives, 10; meaning of measures, not men, and illustrations of its doctrine and practice, 11-15; is its structure susceptible of any material improvements? 15; the power of the Crown to choose its own ministers, and evils attending temporary change of government, 15—18; the Peers show by their conduct that they desire to be separated from their fellow-men, 18; remedies proposed to rectify this evil, 18, 19; free conference between the two Houses of Parliament would be of great

service in keeping up the proper balance of state, 19, 20. Brougham (Lord Henry), speech of, on the address in the House of

Lords, February 1835, 242. Brown's, Dr, System of Philosophy disfigured by a somewhat fantastic

terminology, 52, 53; when divested of its technicalities, is reduced to

sensation, memory, and judgment, 53, 54. Bulwer's (John) curious treatise on teaching the deaf and dumb, 413. Burdett (Sir Francis), notions entertained by, of measures, not men, and

two plain questions put to him on that question, 13—15. Burnet (Bishop), character of, 279–281. Butler (Mrs Frances Anne), American Journal, 379; unfairness with

which she has been treated, 379—384; extracts showing her regard for America, 384—388; characteristics of the people generally, 389; agrees that little freedom of discussion is allowed in America, 391– 393; little peculiarities she displays in keeping nothing from the publie, 393_397; extracts showing her descriptive powers, 397-403 ; her picture of the militia of New York, 403 ; her views of the difference between male and female religion, ib.; her idea of feelings, 404 ; little can be said of her professional criticisms, ib.

C. Charles II., the restoration of, compared with that of Louis XVIII. of

France, 289—291; character of, 294, 295. Clairaut undertook the application of the problem of three bodies to the

case of the comet of 1682, assisted in it by Lalande and Mad. Lepaute,

98—101. See Comets. Coal, value of, in forwarding the prosperity of a country, 456—459. Coleridge (Samuel Taylor), specimens of the Table Talk of, 129; the

science of psychology the chief object of bis contemplation, 130; bis celebrity as a converser, ib.; his appearance and manner whilst discoursing, 131-133; fond of discussing the religious opinions of indivi. duals and sects, 134; his discourses principally relate to religious subjects, 135— 137; bis remarks on Jeremy Taylor, 137; exercised his ingenuity on Biblical learning, 138; his opinion on inspiration, 138, 139; embraced with ardour extreme opinions on politics, 139–144 ; does not pronounce very favourable judgments on bis contemporaries, 144; his notice of Sir James Mackintosh, 145 ; severe in bis criticismş

on modern poets, 146–148; his criticisms on early literature expressed
with infinite taste and judgment, 148; lectures on Shakspeare, ib.;
his remarks on Othello, 149, 150; bad little acuteness in verbal criti-

cism, 150, 151; an analysis of his character, 153.
Comets not properly understood until the discoveries of Newton, 86; do

not present individual characters, by wbich their identity may be deter-
mined, ib.; manner of their approach, and nature of their orbit, 86—88;
method of determining whether the same comet bas ever appeared
before, 88–90; early history of, and discovery of Halley's comet,
90—93 ; Newton explains the means of determining, by geometrical
construction, the visible portion of the path of a body, 94 ; Halley
undertook to examine, on the principle laid down by Newton, the cir-
cumstances attending all the comets previously recorded, 94-96;
succeeds in his endeavours, 96; theory and effects of gravitation, 97;
the problem of three bodies applied by Clairaut, Lalande, and Lepaute
to the case of the comet of 1682, 98; immense labour which such an
enquiry involved, 99; finish their calculations, and present their labours
to the scientific world, and predicate when Halley's comet will appear,
100, 101; Halley's comet first observed by a peasant named George
Palitzch, 102-104 ; will again be visible in every part of Europe in
1835, 104-106 ; circumstances attending its appearance, 106—108;
magnitude of its orbit, 108, 109, history of Encke's comet, 109, 110;
effects which a subtle etherial fluid, said to exist, has on comets, 110%
112; will have no effect on planets, 112; Biela's comet, 109 and 112;
comets appear to be mere masses of vapour, 113—115; are undergoing
a gradual decrease of magnitude, 116; Biela's comet in its periodical
path passes very close to the earth, ib.; the effect this produces, 117,
118; number of—, in particular quarters of our system, 118-120;
light afforded by, 120–123; their dimensions enlarge as they recede
from the sun, and theories connected with this phenomenon, 123—125;

imaginary influences imputed to them, 125–128.
Constitution, the principles on which every mixed government must found

its, 1–7.
Conyngham (Lord Albert), Translation of Spindler's Natural Son, 71;

might have found far better productions for translation, ib. See

Cooper, Character of the writings of, the American Novelist, 23, 24,
Cotton Manufactured in Britain, estimated extent and value of, in

1833, 472.
Cowell, Mr, valuable reports he has furnished as to the wages of adults

in our factories, 467-469; also as to the cheapness of foreign com-

pared with English labour, 469.
Cromwell, under bis administration England was more respected than

any power in Christendom, 291; the peers respected by the people,
and had, in his reign, the most honourable offices assigned to them,
Crown, The, has the undeniable power to choose its own ministers.

15, 16.

Dalgarno's (George) works, 407; sketch of the author's life, 408 ; public

attention awakened to the originality and importance of his specula-
tions by Mr Dugald Stewart, ib.; Stewart's opinion of his writings,
with extracts giving his ideas on educating the deaf and dumb,

Deaf and Dumb, sketch of the history of the progress of educating the,

Declaration of Rights (The) is declaratory, and not remedial, 311.
Deontology; or, the Science of Morality, by Jeremy Bentham, 365;

meaning of the term, 378. See Bentham.
Dumb, educating the. See Deaf.

Emery (Lieutenant), improvement he made in the port of Mombása,

357, 358.
Encke's Comet, first discovered in 1818, 109; its orbit, ib. ; discrepancy

between its computed and observed return, 110.
England, thoughts upon the aristocracy of, 64. See Tomkins.

Corrected table of the annual proportion of baptisms, burials,
and marriages, to its population, 162.

history of, is emphatically the history of progress, 287–289;
England in 1660, 289; restoration of Charles II., 289, 290; little
change effected in the constitution of the country during the admini-
stration of Cromwell, 290—293 ; effect of the restoration of Charles
II., 293, 294 ; character of Charles II., 294, 295; effects of Charles's
government in 1679, 295—297 ; public panic at Oates's fabrication of a
conspiracy to establish the Catholic religion, 297–300; reaction in
favour of Charles, 300, 301 ; revenge he took on the Whigs, 302;
James succeeds to the throne, ib.

comparison between, and Ireland, to show how much the
clergy predominate in the latter, 524, 525.

Factory labour not more injurious to the health and longevity than other

employments, 463467.
Forster (J.), illustrations of the atmospherical origin of epidemic diseases,

127 ; asserts that the most unbealthy periods are those in which some

great comet appears, 127, 128.
Fox (Mr), comparison between, and Sir James Mackintosh, 265–268.
French modern school of novelists, have a cynical disregard to decency
or good feeling, 74.

parties and politics, 216; interference of the King with the admi-
nistration of affairs, 217; Duc de Broglie at the head of affairs, 218;
wbat has been gained by the revolution of 1830 ? 218, 219; the pro-
secutions against the press has caused great uneasiness, 219, 220;
reasons why the republican party have increased, 220.

Government, remarks on the science of, and the value attached to former

transactions, 281-289.

Halley's Comet, early history of its discovery, 90–93. See Comets.
Herschel's (Sir J. É. W.), observations on Biela’s comet, 82; discovers

the planet Herschel twenty-two years after Clairaut's prediction that
such a body existed, 101; discovers the extreme translucency of the

matter of comets, 113, 114.
Herschel (Sir John), offers several suppositions to account for the

enlargement of comets as they recede from the sun, 123— 125.
Horses, estimated number of, in England, 169; erroneous ideas enter-

tained as to the number that would be rendered superfluous by the
introduction of railways, 169, 170.

Inspiration-Coleridge's opinions on, 138, 139.
Ireland, census of the population as given by the Commissioners on

Ecclesiastic Revenue and Patronage. See Irish Church.
Irish Church, state of the-Reports by the Commissioners on the, 490;

instructions given to the Commissioners, 491; constitution of the
highest departments of the Established Church, 491, 492 ; duties of,
493, 494 ; population of Ireland, 494, 495 ; divided into religious per-
suasions, 495; distribution of the members of these religious persua-
sions, 496—498; manner in wbich Ireland has been divided for the
purposes of religious instruction to the members of Established Church,
498—502; revenues of the archbishoprics and bishoprics, 503 ;
revenues of the deans and chapters, prebendaries, and canons, 504–
508; incomes of parochial benefices, 508, 509 ; benefices where no
duties are performed, and in which the members do not exceed
twenty-five, 509, 510; state of the Church in the diocese of Emly,
511; in the county of Monaghan, 511-513; statement of the pre-
sent number of the members of the Established Church and other reli-
gious persuasions, 514-517; from the statements made at different
periods it undoubtedly appears that the Catholics are comparatively
increasing, 517, 518; is not owing to the want of pecuniary aid that
the Established Church is languishing, 518, 519; sketch of a plan for
the reduction and better distribution of places of worship, 519; com-
parison between England and Ireland to show how much the clergy
predominates in the latter, 524, 525.

James II. succeeds to the throne of England, 302; state of the country

at the time, 300—302 ; professes himself a friend to toleration, 304;
his reason for doing so being to establish the Roman Catholic religion,
304, 305 ; his conduct at the time, 305, 306; who was his closest
ally? 306 ; by what advice was he guided ? 306, 307; bis object in
view to keep the Tories and Dissenters on his side, 307, 308; the plan
he would have followed would not have left a single Protestant in office,
308, 309; cause of his failure, 310, 311.

Lalande, assists Clairaut in determining the comet of 1682, 98–101.

See Comets,

Lancashire, the progress of, in population, and the causes of so, 458,

Lepaute, Mad. assists Clairaut and Lalande in determining the appear-

ance of the Comet of 1682, 99, 100. See Comets.
Lighthouses, parliamentary report on, 221 ; number of, held by private

individuals, 222, 223; under the management of three bodies, 223 ; ab-
stract o ile number of public lighthouses with the net surplus, 224; want
of professional knowledge displayed in those who have charge of them,
225, 226; injustice and hardship of the taxes made, 226, 227; the Royal
pavy exempted, 228; list and amount of the charities and pensions
kept up by the Trinity-House, 228, 229; extract from the report re-
probating the management of the Irish board, 229, 230; the committee
recommend the abolition of the Scotch and Irish boards, and placing
them under one board, 230; the reviewer combats Lieut. Drummond's
opinion as to the composition of the board, 231, 232; committee pro-
pose that a tonnage duty be levied once in every six months or a year,
232; no satisfactory information has been laid before the committee
regarding the scientific branches of, ib.; evidence relative to the com-
parative merits of hammered reflectors and lenses, 233—236 ; results of
experiments to determine the brilliancies of the two lights by Mr L.
Fresnel, 236—238 ; evidence as to the value of occasional lights, 238
-240 ; of distinguishing lights, 240, 241 ; inutility of a lens similar to
the polyzonal lens, cut out of a solid piece of glass, 241; Mr A.
Stevenson's letter to the editor of the Review regarding his evidence

before the Parliamentary Committee on Lighthouses, 526—531.
Lords, House of, resolved to separate themselves from the rest of their

fellow-countrymen, 18; remedies proposed to remedy this great evil,

Louis XVIII's restoration compared with that of Charles II., 289,

Mackintosh (Sir James), Coleridge's opinion of, 145.
Mackintosh (Sir James), character of, and compared with Mr Fox,

265—270; possessed great moral and intellectual qualities, 270; his
fragment of the Revolution of 1688 has perhaps too much disquisi-
tion and too little narrative, 271, 272; opinions he entertained of the
French Revolution, 273—278; comparison between and Mr Mill,
286, 287 ; history of the Revolution in England in 1688.
Mackintosh, Sir James, History of the Revolution in England in

1688, and completed to the settlement of the Crown, with a Memoir,
265; contradiction made to the statement that Sir James had aban-
doned the doctrines of · Vindiciæ Gallicæ,' 273—278; errs in
stating that Sir James was a Whig of the Revolution, 278; the con-
tinuation as offensive as the memoir, and full of errors, 278, 279; has
no notion of the state of England in 1688, 279; mistake he has fallen
into in regard to Bishop Burnet, 279–281 ; treats with contempt all
things that were done before the coming in of the last fashions in
politics, 281 ; remarks on the science of government, and the value of
former transactions, 281-289; does not appear to have read the
Declaration of Rights, 311-313. See England, James II., and

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