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German (North), peasantry, 268: intro- birds and animals, 315 : cannibalism of
ductory remarks, 269, 270: tenures and the Indians, 316: roasted monkeys, 318.
Indians, American, their eloquence, 60.
the Second's visit to, ib.: Cromwell, 428:
William III, 429: its relative situation
to the King, 430 : Orange party in,
431 : Catholic aristocracy, party of, 432:
Catholic radicals, 433 : Catholic priest-
hood, 434: reception of the King, 436.
tions on, 75, 201.
: case and legal opinion on, 197 : strength, 557.
212: the levee, ib.: excursion to Rich-
mond, 213: view from, 214: different
religions, 215: on the preparations for
the coronation, 216 : the coronation
day, Windsor, 552: a morning in New-
gate, 554 : Mrs. Fry, ib. 555: visit
to the Fives Court, 556; slang of, 557 :
visit to Bedlam, 558: Peg Nicholson,
Hatfield, 559, 560: receives letters
from America, and conclusion, 562.
Journal of a Tourist, 445: hasty conclu-
sions of, ib.: passage to Calais, 447 :
reflections on French and English cha.
racter, 447, 448: reaches Abbeville,
of the peasantry, 629.
remarks on the French conveyances,
630 : arrives at Beauvais, ib. : desolate
appearance of, 631: enters Paris by the
gate of St. Denis, 632: the Louvre, ib.:
Thuilleries, ib. : Palais Royal, 633 : Co-
lumn in Place Vendome, remarks on,
ib.: French engraving respecting, 634.
predisposition for different parties in,
man Catholic aristocracy, 432: the Irish
the moschettoes on the Oroonoko, ib: hood, 434; inconsistency of the dif-
ferent parties, 436: how only the King Morgan (Lady), her work on Italy, 75:
mo, 80: Pavia, ib.: Genoa, 81: Pia-
cenza, 82: Bologna, 82 : staie of socie-
ty, 201 : religious ceremonies, ib.: cere-
Good Friday, 204: on Easter-Sunday,
Ill. 1: IV. 225: part 1. lecture V. 461. Music of Politics, 177: influence of music
upon government, 179 : instruments for
legislative assemblies, 181.
view of bis life and character, 182: mi.
racter of Mad. de Sevigné as a letter-wri- resolution and success, 184 : Madame
North German Peasantry, on the, 268.
279: Letter to the Editor of, 283.
Orange Party (The), in Ireland, 431.
Pananti, epigrams of, 451, 527.
Paris (Sunday in), description of, 499 :
impressions produced at first entering,
Park (Mungo), dirge for, 548.
Pearce's (Nathaniel), account of Abyssinia,
from The Heir, 71: from the Old Cou. ter of the chiefs, 253: account of the
various tribes, and their habits, 256, 455
history of, 269: situation of, 273,
of, 508: Petrarcli's affection for a cat, Petrarch, his affection for a cat, 519.
cockneys, ib.: Goldsmith, 478: descrip.
brother, ib.: the hawthorn-tree, ib.: the
Play (The New), 38: anxieties of the Au- | Poetry: from the Dutch of Tollens, 16 :
translation from Horace, ib. i on Italy,
Poetry, ib. : earliest Greek poetry not to from Horace, ib. 55: on a piece of the
don, 644: set up at Cornhill, ib.
Rousseau (J. Jaques), Life of, by De Mus.
set, 610; character of the work, ib,: re- No, I. 47: by whom contemned, i6.:
Peruse, ib.: Jacques Grevin, 122: Jean
character of his mind, 155: the nerits Robert Garnier, ib.: No. III. 413: com-
the character of Hardy, 414: on the Eli-
zabethan age, 414: Corneille, 418: Ra-
Travels, of Pearce's, 251, 455: of Ilum-
ductory remarks, ib.: all of the Roman France, 590: in Italy, 582.
Turquoise, sonnet to the, 437.
Universities, Spanish, description of, 286.
from Filicaja, 313 : to Lelia, 318: Velocipede, conjectures on, 282.
tree at, 386.
664: sonnet, 664.
Walks in a Garden, 41 : delights of, 42:
Nature's mode of propagating the seeds
of the Dandelion, 42 : vegetable hygro-
meter of Mr. Edgworth, 43: surprising
improvement of fowers, and of the
Dahlia, 44: the Mesembryanthemum,
and extraordinary provision of Nature
flowers, ib. : mineral substances secreted
ture, 47: remark of Burke, 173: changes
ers, 593: instances of, 594, 597, 598. ness for gardening, ib. : Chinese skill in
cultivating flowers, ib.: the Date palm,
ib.: rise of sap in plants, 176: Bacon's
remark respecting, ib.: verses of Cowper
Wassail-bowl, once used in London at
Christmas, 642: its origin, 645.
547, line 8 from bottom, for eatacy, read ecstasy.
END OF THE SECOND VOLUME.
New Monthly Magazine.
LECTURES ON POETRY, BY T. CAMPBELL.
Greek Poetry. It is impossible to trace the majestic stream of Greek poetry to its earliest fountains. That Greece had strains anterior to the Iliad and Odyssey, is evident from the nature of poetical composition, * as well as from the works of Homer. Greek poetry could not have dispensed with the usual progressiveness of human art, or have sprung up at once to the full effulgence of epic excellence, like a tropical sunrise unpreceded by a dawn. Accordingly we find Homer, as we might expect, alluding to the heroic songsters of a former period, and describing their condition with that air of probability which distinguishes all his pictures of human manners. He speaks apparently with the full breast of a poet whose ambition had been fired and fostered by having seen prescriptive honours attached to the poetical art. Deliberate and circumstantial, he seems assured of commanding deep attention and implicit belief: and though he is too simple, and too proudly embarked in his subject, to advert either to himself or his hearers, yet whenever he names the poets of heroic ages, he throws a glory over their memory, an air of magic over their influence, and attaches a sacred importance to their vocation. The value which he attributes to poetical inspiration is intrinsic, and independent of all other gifts and accomplishments. The characters of bard and prophet, so often identified among a rude people, are completely separated by him. He neither attributes the
song to any of his seers, nor that of prescience to any of his poets; nor do the latter ever affect to be orators, highly as the gift of eloquence is described to have been held in the Homeric times; but, holding a dignified reserve among the loquacious Greeks, they are the only personages who never trouble us with orations. It is true that in pretensions to • Nec dubitari debet quin fuerint ante Homerum poetæ.-Ciceno, Brut. I.
Only one of his poets (Phemius) speaks, in the whole course of the Odyssey, but once, and that once in order to save his life.--Odyss. xxii. 345.
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