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Issue: 012, 04/03/28 p. 190
Heading: Dreadful Storm in India
Category: Meteorology   Storms   Folklore   
Topic: [Hurricane in India attributed locally to the lapse of religious ritual. Account taken from an Indian paper.]
Source: Timira Nasak   

Issue: 032, 04/06/28 p. 505, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Anthropology, Para 1
Category: Anthropology   Folklore   Custom And Tradition   
Topic: Curious custom. [Initiation of the freemen of Alnwick, in commemoration of King John being stuck in mud]
Person: KING JOHN   

Issue: 041, 06/08/28 p. 651, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ophiology), Para 5
Category: Zoology   Snakes   Social Anthropology   Folklore   
Topic: The Basilisk
Person: PLINY   ISAIAH   

Issue: 042, 13/08/28 p. 669, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Conchology), Para 3
Category: Zoology   Mollusca   Folklore   
Topic: Handle of Cupid`s Dagger. [The Cupid of the ancient Gauls is represented wearing a dagger of Solen shell. There are many Solen shells on the coast of Normandy]
Person: THETIS   CUPID   

Issue: 042, 13/08/28 p. 669, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Entomology), Para 2
Category: Entomology   Folklore   Burial   
Topic: Tomb Flies. [Legend of white flies issuing from the body of St. Narcis at Gerona during the war of the French with Pedro of Arragon. White flies also found during the building of the New Church at Lewes, upon a skeleton buried in a lead coffin for sixty years]
Person: ARRAGON, Pedro of   NARCIS, St.   TOMICH, Pere   
Source: Pere Tomich, ff. 39   Monthly Magazine   

Issue: 042, 13/08/28 p. 669, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 5
Category: Ornithology   Folklore   
Topic: Flesh of Peacocks. [Myth that the flesh of peacocks never rots]
Person: AUGUSTINE, St.   
Source: St. Augustine: De Civitate Dei   

Issue: 042, 13/08/28 p. 669, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 5
Category: Ornithology   Folklore   
Topic: Fowls growing on Trees. [Myth about solan geese coming not from eggs, but trees, came about because the breeding place of the goose is not known]

Issue: 044, 27/08/28 p. 700, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Entomology), Para 2
Category: Entomology   Folklore   
Topic: Flies wanting in Attica, Etc. [Flies dislike the scent of thyme according to the ancients. Redi disproves this]
Person: PLINY   ZEZES   GLYCAS   REDI   
Source: Pliny: Natural History   Glycas: Annals of Greece   Redi: Experimenta Generationis Insectorum   

Issue: 044, 27/08/28 p. 700, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ophiology), Para 4
Category: Zoology   Reptiles   Folklore   
Topic: Sea-Serpents. [Is there any truth in ancient references to "sea-serpents", and modern reports of sightings?]
Person: VAN COERDON, Peter (of the Dutch fleet in the West Indies)   BROEK, P. Vander   
Source: Virgil: Aeneid   Byron: Childe Harolde, IV., 160   Literary Panorama   Old Testament: Amos ix. 3   

Issue: 044, 27/08/28 p. 701, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Anthropology), Para 9
Category: Zoology   Primates   Man   Folklore   
Topic: St. Austin and Lord Monboddo. [Saxon legend concerning the mocking of Christian missionaries]
Person: GREGORY, Saint   AUSTYNE, Saint   

Issue: 044, 27/08/28 p. 701, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Mazology), Para 7
Category: Zoology   Folklore   Seals   
Topic: The Arctic Mermaid. [Were mermaids, seals or walruses?]
Person: SCORESBY   

Issue: 044, 27/08/28 p. 701, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Botany), Para 4
Category: Botany   Folklore   
Topic: The Dodder. [Parasitic behaviour of the cuscuta or dodder, as described in old books of herbal lore]
Person: THRELKELD   
Source: Gerrard`s Herbal   

Issue: 046, 10/09/28 p. 729
Heading: The Shell. An Historical Apologue
Category: Philosophy   Folklore   Cosmogony   
Topic: [Allegorical tale of a shell from the bay of Atlantis, showing how the world was not made for man alone but "for all the living things in the successive stages of existence"]

Issue: 051, 15/10/28 p. 811, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ophiology), Para 5
Category: Zoology   Reptiles   Folklore   
Topic: American Sea-Serpent. [An investigation by the Linnaean Society of New England into its existence]
Person: WARBURTON   
Institution: Linnaean Society of New England   

Issue: 052, 22/10/28 p. 828, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Metaphysical, Para 8
Category: Psychology   Folklore   Dreams   Medicine   Sleep   
Topic: Dreams. [An ancient account of the nature and purpose of dreaming]
Source: Amyraldus de Religionibus, p. 123   

Issue: 054, 05/11/28 p. 860, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Conchology), Para 5
Category: Zoology   Mollusca   Folklore   
Topic: Fabulous Formation of Pearls. [Persian myth on the creation of the pearl: that it was originally a drop of water, which, whilst bemoaning its insignificance in the ocean, was swallowed by an oyster and gradually hardened, found by a diver and finally elevated to a unique position in the Persian diadem]

Issue: 054, 05/11/28 p. 860, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Icthyology), Para 6
Category: Icthyology   Folklore   
Topic: Swimming of Fish. [Popular sayings about fish]
Source: Almanach des Gourmands, tom. I   

Issue: 054, 05/11/28 p. 860, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ophiology), Para 7
Category: Zoology   Reptiles   Folklore   
Topic: Sowing of Roasted Snakes
Source: Hircher`s Mundus Subterraneus   

Issue: 054, 05/11/28 p. 860, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 8
Category: Ornithology   Folklore   
Topic: Eagle Owl of America. [Its disconcerting call and reputation for ill luck]

Issue: 054, 05/11/28 p. 861, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Astronomy), Para 10
Category: Astronomy   Religion   Folklore   
Topic: Creation of the Moon. [According to Mungo Park, the African Indians believe the old moon is literally destroyed and the new moon created]
Source: Mungo Park`s Travels   

Issue: 055, 12/11/28 p. 876, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Oneirological, Para 14
Category: Folklore   Psychology   Dreams   
Topic: Lucky Numbers. [Symbols in dreams, corresponding to numbers in ancient lore]
Source: Dictionnaire Infernal   

Issue: 055, 12/11/28 p. 877, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Logical, Para 10
Category: Social Anthropology   Folklore   Time   
Topic: Reversed Arrangement. [African folk songs tell their stories of legendary deeds in reverse order, most recent first. The Athenaeum says the "negro bards...appear to have no notion of logical method"]
Source: Park`s Travels   

Issue: 056, 19/11/28 p. 892, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Botany), Para 7
Category: Botany   Folklore   
Topic: Language of Flowers. (The Athenaeum sends up a new work by Phillips on the symbolical, sentimental associations of flowers)
Source: Philipps: Floral Emblems   

Issue: 057, 26/11/28 p. 909, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Magical, Para 18
Category: Social Anthropology   Folklore   Religion   
Topic: Caffrarian Punishment of Conjurors
Source: Kolben: Voyages   

Issue: 057, 26/11/28 p. 909, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Mythological, Para 12
Category: Meteorology   Folklore   
Topic: Thunder Deity of the Celts
Source: Welsh: Archaeology   

Issue: 057, 26/11/28 p. 909, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Mythological, Para 12
Category: Religion   Folklore   
Topic: Druid Paradise
Source: Kennedy   

Issue: 058, 03/12/28 p. 924, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Limneology), Para 7
Category: Geology   Geography   Lakes   Folklore   
Topic: Loch Lomond. [Tysilio the Chronicler says the loch receives sixty streams which unite into the Leven, and contains sixty islands each with a rock and eagle`s nest. All the eagles assemble on a certain rock at May day to prophesy the fate of kingdoms]
Person: TYSILIO   
Source: Welsh: Archaeology   

Issue: 058, 03/12/28 p. 924, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Mineralogy), Para 3
Category: Mineralogy   Geology   Gold   Folklore   
Topic: Scottish Gold. [Dun d`Ore hill in Northern Scotland is thought to contain gold]

Issue: 059, 10/12/28 p. 939, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Astrological, Para 16
Category: Philosophy   Astrology   Religion   Folklore   
Topic: Bringing down the Sun. [Brande describes having "made the sun dance" when he was a boy, by watching its reflection tremble in a basin of water. There still exists a folk tradition of going out on Easter mornings to see the rising sun dance, a relic of astrological beliefs]
Person: BRANDE   
Source: Antiqities of Newcastle   

Issue: 059, 10/12/28 p. 939, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Ludicrous, Para 18
Category: Folklore   Religion   Meteorology   Earthquakes   
Topic: Cause of Earthquakes in Thibet. [Tibetan religious writing claims that the world, when created, was placed on a large golden frog. Earthquakes occur when the frog scratches its head]
Source: Bell of Antermony`s Travels   

Issue: 059, 10/12/28 p. 939, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Mythological, Para 12
Category: Botany   Folklore   Religion   
Topic: Caldron of Ceridwen. [The contents of the caldron of the Celtic goddess who is equivalent to Ceres or Venus are called "the liquor of science and inspiration". The plants are named]
Person: CERIDWEN   CERES   VENUS   
Source: Owen`s Cambr. Biogr.   

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 956, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Mazology), Para 9
Category: Zoology   Music   Animal Habits, Personality   Cetacea   Seals   Folklore   Literature   
Topic: Musical Whales. [Many literary references to the responses of whales, dolphins and seals to music]
Person: SCOTT, Sir Walter   
Source: Carew: Description of Cornwall, 135   

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 956, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Limneology), Para 7
Category: Geology   Lakes   Folklore   Classical Mythology   
Topic: Lake of Circknickzerksey. [Its waters rush out of the ground and disappear as quickly, according to Laetius. Is this how the Argonauts travelled underground?]
Source: Laetius: Descriptio Indiae Occidentalis, xvii. 18   

Issue: 066, 28/01/29 p. 63, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Oneirological, Para 11
Category: Medicine   Psychology   Pregnancy   Folklore   Dreams   
Topic: A Five Days` Dream. [Account of a rare manuscript in the British Museum, about a patient of St. Bartholomew`s Hospital, Nicholas Heart. Heart slept for five days every August, as his mother had done in her labour, before awakening to give birth to him. He and his mother dreamed the same dream every year]
Person: MORGAN, William   PAIMER, John   HEART, Nicholas   

Issue: 069, 18/02/29 p. 111, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Magical, Para 12
Category: Philosophy   Alchemy   Folklore   Medicine   Psychic Phenomena   Magic   
Topic: Feats of Magicians
Person: TRAGALTIUS   TAURELLUS, Nicholas   
Source: Danaeus: De Sortiariis   Erastus: De Lamiis   St. Augustine: De Civitate Dei   Dictionnaire Infernal   

Issue: 069, 18/02/29 p. 111, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Traditional, Para 3
Category: Christian Religion   Folklore   Science   
Topic: Welsh Traditions concerning Noah
Person: GADARN, Hu   NEIVION, Nevydd Nav   GAUHELDON, Groyddon   
Source: Kennedy   

Issue: 073, 18/03/29 p. 174, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Conchology), Para 4
Category: Zoology   Mollusca   Folklore   
Topic: A Shower of Snails near Bristol. [An unexplained increase in snails caused many local, superstitious interpretations]

Issue: 073, 18/03/29 p. 175, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Mazology), Para 10
Category: Zoology   Animal Habits, Personality   Ecology   Folklore   
Topic: The Hedge-Hog. [Myths about hedgehogs, snakes, worms and toads, and the wrongful persecution of these animals]
Person: BOYLE   

Issue: 076, 08/04/29 p. 223, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Sauriology), Para 4
Category: Palaeontology   Folklore   
Topic: Discovery of the great Dragon of Antiquity. [Collini was the first to describe a gigantic winged lizard, named "pterodactyle" by Cuvier. If reconstructed, this animal would appear fabulous, like "something" in Chinese painting]
Person: COLLINI   CUVIER   

Issue: 079, 29/04/29 p. 269, Section: Varieties
Heading: Alpine Traditions, Para 8
Category: Geography   Switzerland   Animal Husbandry   Folklore   
Topic: [An item of unknown source, extolling the pastoral way of life and telling a folk tale about the glut of Alpine dairy products]

Issue: 092, 29/07/29 p. 473-474
Heading: Shades of the Dead. No. III.--Columbus
Category: Geography   Exploration   The Americas   Classical Mythology   Folklore   Christian Religion   
Topic: [Article, in a series on influential individuals in history. Columbus is perceived as the person most responsible for banishing the superstitions of the ancient world. However, he did not "resemble the idols of the nineteenth century". His enterprise was done more in the spirit of the reformation; technical or mechanical mastery of the material world was a means of realizing a vision, not an end in itself. Nor did Columbus relinquish religious faith]
Person: COLUMBUS   MARCO POLO   

Issue: 100, 23/09/29 p. 602
Heading: German Superstitions. Popular Superstitions of Catholic Germany
Category: Anthropology   Folklore   Ornithology   
Topic: [Extracts from Busching`s "Folksagen" concerning, for example, the random placement of a huge rock by a giant and connecting the shape of the Crossbill`s beak with an apocryphal crucifixion legend. The Athenaeum suggests these "popular traditions" were still current in 1820]
Person: BUSCHING   
Source: Busching: Folksagen, Leipsig edition, 1820   

Issue: 106, 04/11/29 p. 694-695
Heading: Shades of the Dead.--No. XI. Joan of Arc
Category: Social Anthropology   Folklore   Psychology   Philosophy   Imagination   
Topic: [The story of Joan of Arc, containing suggestions as to the psychology of women]
Person: JOAN OF ARC   TURNER, Mr. Sharon   
Source: Turner: History of England during the Middle Ages   

Issue: 109, 25/11/29 p. 744-745
Heading: The Scotch Schoolmaster. (Continued from p.712)
Category: Education   Poverty   Literature   Folklore   Social Anthropology   
Topic: [Third sketch, in which the master`s circumstances have changed; he now owns his own home and is about to get married to the sister of one his pupils. It is the "afternoon school". The members of the "ragged school", considerably grown up, meet at his new home and discuss education, politics and trade. One of their concerns is that the master`s social principles will be compromised by self-interest]
Dramatic Dialogue Signed: D. L.

Issue: 116, 09/01/30 p. 26-27
Heading: "The First-Fit"
Category: Social Anthropology   Custom And Tradition   Folklore   Social History   Scotland   Philology   Ethics   Addiction And Temperance   Medicine   Health   
Topic: [Fictional memoir in Scottish dialect on the New Year custom of "first footing" with a "scholarly" footnote in standard written English, defining the dialect words used in the body of the piece and giving additional information on the current (1830) practice of first-footing. A temperance version of the custom is coming in]
Prose Fiction Signed: D. L.

Issue: 119, 06/02/30 p. 65
Heading: On Education. First Conversation. Eubulus and Philochares. Munich, Jan. 8 (Continuation next week)
Category: Education   Children   Psychology   Mental Development   Philosophy   Folklore   Popularization Of Science   Natural History   
Topic: [Dialogue, in which the father of a motherless boy, sets out before a confidante, the philosophy of education which will make good his son`s lack]
Person: BROTHERS GRIMM   RITSON   PERCY   PARRY   
Source: Bewick: Quadrupeds   Arabian Nights   
Dramatic Dialogue
Issue: 120, 13/02/30 p. 90-91
Heading: On Education. First Conversation.--Part II. Eubulus and Philochares
Category: Education   Children   Science   Natural History   Folklore   Geography   Psychology   Mental Development   Popularization Of Science   
Topic: [Second dialogue in the philosophy of education]
Dramatic Dialogue
Issue: 152, 25/09/30 p. 602-603
Heading: Belgian Legends
Category: Social Anthropology   Folklore   Custom And Tradition   Sociology   Public Opinion   Women   Medicine   Obesity   
Topic: A learned friend (a native of Belgium) [...] has met with several curious records of its olden traditions [...] "Origin of the Apples of St. Jean", "St. Peter`s Keys at Maestricht", "Weighing of Witches"...
Person: ST. JOHN (The Baptist)   SIXTUS THE FIFTH   CHARLES THE FIFTH   
Signed: "R."; Ed`s Mark: SMITH

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Reviews

Issue: 033, 11/06/28
Heading: Reviews of Books
Category: Anthropology   Folklore   
Title: Nimrod; a Discourse on certain Passages of History and Fable
Author: PRIESTLEY, Richard   

Issue: 074, 25/03/29 p. 177-180
Heading: Old English Ballads
Category: Literature   Folklore   Science   
Title: The Legendary Cabinet, a Collection of British National Ballads, Ancient and Modern, from the best Authorities, with Notes and Illustrations. [Review containing, in its discussion of ballads and poetry, scientific metaphors and allusions to the philosophy of science]
Author: PARRY, Rev. J. D.   

Issue: 109, 25/11/29 p. 740-741
Heading: German Tales
Category: Literature   Folklore   
Title: Foreign Tales and Traditions, chiefly selected from the Fugitive Literature of Germany. [Second notice] (Concluded from p.717)
Author: CUNNINGHAM, George G.   

Issue: 112, 16/12/29 p. 788-789
Heading: Tales of an Indian Camp
Category: Geography   North America   Central America   Anthropology   Social Anthropology   Folklore   Colonization   
Title: Tales of an Indian Camp
Author: ANON   

Issue: 122, 27/02/30 p. 113-114
Heading: New Arabian Nights
Category: Mythology   Folklore   
Title: Contes Inedits des Mille et Une Nuits
Author: VON HAMMER   
Translator: TREBUTIEN, M. G. S.

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