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Issue: 033, 11/06/28 p. 521, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Entomology), Para 2
Category: Entomology   Bees   Literature   
Topic: Echoes not Injurious to Bees. [Mr. White of Selbourne contradicts Virgil]
Person: VIRGIL   WHITE, Gilbert (of Selbourne)   
Source: Virgil: Georgics   

Issue: 034, 18/06/28 p. 536, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 5
Category: Ornithology   Literature   
Topic: Hearing of the Goose. [The goose celebrated for its hearing in literature as the eagle is for its sight}
Person: GELLI   
Source: Circe   

Issue: 039, 23/07/28 p. 620
Heading: Moliere, Para 2
Category: Literature   
Topic: [Discovery, by M. Fourrier of the French Academy of Sciences, of a body of unpublished manuscripts by Moliere. Discovery announced at the Academy]
Institution: Academie des Sciences   

Issue: 054, 05/11/28 p. 860, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 8
Category: Zoology   Ornithology   Psychology   Dreams   Literature   
Topic: Dreams of birds. [Do birds dream? Verse from the poet Dryden cited, in which "the little birds in dreams their songs repeat"]
Source: Dryden: Conquest of Mexico   

Issue: 054, 05/11/28 p. 861, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Botany), Para 8
Category: Botany   Literature   
Topic: Dryden and Addison no Botanists. [Virgil`s description of the Italian Aster (Aster Amellus) wrongly translated by both Addison and Dryden, to misrepresent the flower]
Person: KENT, Miss   DRYDEN   ADDISON   
Source: Magazine of Natural History   Virgil: Georgics   

Issue: 055, 12/11/28 p. 875
Heading: Edinburgh Literary Journal
Category: Periodicals   Science   Literature   
Topic: The city of Edinburgh, we think it right to inform our readers, is about to possess a weekly "Literary Journal". [A paragraph of facetious greetings to the new journal from its elder "sister"]

Issue: 056, 19/11/28 p. 892, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Anthropology), Para 12
Category: Anthropology   Psychology   Literature   Science   
Topic: Negroes. [Blumenbach has a "little library" of works by black writers which demonstrates their contribution to every area of "taste" and "science"]

Issue: 057, 26/11/28 p. 909, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Biographical, Para 5
Category: Geology   Literature   Biography   
Topic: Dolomien, the Geologist
Source: Biographie Moderne   

Issue: 058, 03/12/28 p. 923, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 12
Category: Ornithology   Literature   
Topic: The Condor of the Andes. [The condor is not as large as it is reputed to be amongst "European Naturalists" (though Humboldt says it is the equivalent of the Alpine vulture), nor is the condor wholly confined to South America. Its hunting habits are accurately described in a poem by Southey]
Source: Southey: Thaliba, I., 105   

Issue: 058, 03/12/28 p. 924, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Botany), Para 9
Category: Botany   Literature   Medicine   Bees   
Topic: What is Starwort? [What is the plant called Starwort by Graham in his "British Georgics"? He recommends it as a remedy for sickly bees]
Source: Graham, British Geography   Magazine of Natural History   

Issue: 058, 03/12/28 p. 924, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Meteorology), Para 10
Category: Meteorology   Ecology   Literature   
Topic: Supposed Changes of Climate. [Since the vine cannot be cultivated at a temperature above seventy degrees fahrenheit, it may be inferred from ancient references to vines, that the climate of Palestine has not changed]

Issue: 059, 10/12/28 p. 928, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Picturesque, Para 8
Category: Botany   Trees   Literature   
Topic: The Cowthorpe Oak. [The huge dimensions of a very old oak which features in Strutt`s book of tree etchings, Sylva Britannica. The tree does not seem much changed in 1828 from its description by Dr. Hunter in his "Notes on Evelyn", one hundred years earlier. A stanza of poetry which seems to fit the atmosphere and history of the tree is quoted anonymously]
Person: HUNTER   EVELYN   STRUTT, [George Jacob]   
Source: Strutt: Sylva Britannica, 25   

Issue: 059, 10/12/28 p. 939, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Critical, Para 11
Category: Ornithology   Literature   
Topic: Virgil Nodding. [Virgil`s lines on the nightingale are found to be wrong about the singing habits of the bird]
Person: VIRGIL   

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 943-944
Heading: The Universities of Europe and America. Cambridge.--No. II.
Category: Education   Science   Literature   Philosophy   Professional Ethics   
Topic: [The purpose of an education at Cambridge University. Should it be a place of training for professional life? What should be on the syllabus? Should subjects be taught on a broader basis, to include "the modern languages, and literature, and all the principles of the physical sciences"? The role of religion]
Person: PALEY, Dr.   

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 955, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Conchology), Para 6
Category: Zoology   Mollusca   Literature   
Topic: The Irish Nautilus. [A stray Nautilus Spirula from the West Indian seas has definitely been found on the Irish coast, though it is doubtful whether it could multiply in Kerry. A quotation from Pope describes the shellfish`s ability to "sail"]
Person: POPE, Alexander   

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. 957, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Astronomy), Para 9
Category: Astronomy   Literature   
Topic: The Copernican System not unknown to the Ancients
Source: Seneca: Nat. Quaest. vii.2   

Issue: 061, 24/12/28 p. 969
Heading: On the Falls of the Orinoco, at Atures and Maypures. (To be continued)
Category: Geography   South America   Science   Literature   Mythology   Geomorphology   Rivers   
Topic: [Translation from the German of Von Humboldt. Colon was convinced of the existence of the South American continent, from the huge volume of fresh water entering the sea at the mouth of the Orinoco. When he found it, Humboldt says, he thought he was approaching Eden, "the holy residence of primitive man". Humboldt describes his own journey to its source, praising and re-invoking the poetical language of Colon, which "shows anew that the creative phantasy of the poet expresses itself in the exploring navigator".]

Issue: 063, 07/01/29 p. 13, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Poetical, Para 1
Category: Anthropology   Medicine   Brain   Phrenology   Craniology   Mathematics   Literature   
Topic: Sir Walter Scott and Dr. Gall, the Phrenologist. [The Athenaeum exposes Dr. Gall`s mistaken apprehensions about certain anonymous busts]
Person: GALL   CHANTREY   TROUGHTON   SCOTT, Sir Walter   POMFRET, Earl of   

Issue: 063, 07/01/29 p. 14, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Biographical, Para 4
Category: Physics   Science   Professional Ethics   Literature   Biography   
Topic: Newton and Stillingfleet. [Whiston, who wrote the "Theory of the Earth" reports that he angered Newton by contradicting him, and was publicly silenced out of fear of angering Newton further, and even of killing him. There are other examples of professional rifts, such as that of Stillingfleet and Locke]
Source: Whiston: Theory of the Earth   

Issue: 063, 07/01/29 p. 14, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Picturesque, Para 8
Category: Geography   Alps   Literature   
Topic: Alpine Scenery. [An attempt to] paint to the imagination objects which have nothing in common with what is seen in other parts of the world
Source: Saussure: Voyages dans les Alpes   

Issue: 064, 14/01/29 p. 17-18
Heading: The Universities of Europe and America. Cambridge.--No. III.
Category: Education   Philosophy   Literature   
Topic: [Letter from a student of Christ`s College, Cambridge, intended to complement the earlier Athenaeum account of a university education which concentrates on the academic syllabus and religious observance. This letter presents a "day in the life" of a student and concentrates on social life, intimate friendship and the space allowed for private reflection. It is written in a mildly satirical style yet the Athenaeum editor takes it for an example of the moral integrity of some students which is contrary to their popular feckless image]
Institution: University of Cambridge   
Letter Signed: E.B.

Issue: 064, 14/01/29 p. 30, Section: Foreign Notices
Heading: Netherlands Universities, Para 3
Category: Education   Science   Literature   
Topic: [Statistics on the six universities in the United Kingdom of the Netherlands]

Issue: 064, 14/01/29 p. 31
Heading: The Glacier of Boisson
Category: Mountains   Alps   Climate   Ecology   Religion   Literature   
Topic: [A description of a glacier increasing and a philosophical meditation in a grand rhetorical voice on natural history, the creator and mankind`s place in such an austere landscape]

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 33-34
Heading: State of the Literary Market in England. From Mr. H. C.---n to M. Ladvocat, au Palais Royal
Category: Literature   Travel   Philosophy   Craniology   
Topic: [A mildly satirical account of books which sell in England, as compared with France. Books on metaphysics are more popular in France. H. C. had consequently asked a number of eminent and/or infamous persons if they would like to write a book on the human mind. H. C.`s letter to Ladvocat contains the answers he received including the reply in full he received from De Quincy]
Person: LADVOCAT, M.   DE QUINCY, O.   COPLESTONE, Dr. (Bishop of Llandaff)   SMITH, Horace   MORISON, (Hygenist)   COLERIDGE   BELSHAM, (Unitarian preacher)   LAWRENCE (Painter)   
Letter Signed: H. C. , Mr.

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 45, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Animal Geography), Para 3
Category: Zoology   Zoogeography   Icthyology   Literature   
Topic: Fishes peculiar to certain Lakes. [Josephus says the fishes of Lake Gennesareth are unique. Hasselquist says the fish are the same as those in the Nile. Josephus also says the fountain of Capernaum is a tributary of the Nile]
Source: Josephus, Antiq. iii 18 and De Bello Jud.   

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 45
Heading: The Colosseum
Category: Science   Literature   Art   
Topic: [Account of the building of Horner`s Colosseum, London, including general comments upon achieving a desirable balance between science, literature and the arts in public planning]
Person: HORNER, Mr.   

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 46, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Entomology), Para 7
Category: Entomology   Literature   
Topic: Eyes of the Whirl-Wig. [The Gyrinus natator has two sets of eyes, one for seeing under the water and the other, above]

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 46, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Mazology), Para 11
Category: Zoology   Horses   Literature   
Topic: Toed Horses. [Examples of horses with different numbers of toes]
Institution: Royal Veterinary School, Lyons   

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 46, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 10
Category: Ornithology   Literature   
Topic: The Heather-bluiter of the Scotch. [The common bittern is inaccurately represented in some poetry, according to the Athenaeum writer. Thompson, in the "Seasons", seems to think the bittern makes its booming call with its head under water. Southey describes its spiral flight more accurately]
Person: THOMPSON, James   SOUTHEY   

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 46, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Botany), Para 8
Category: Botany   Literature   Classical Literature   
Topic: Flora Virgiliana. [A number of different attempts compared, to identify the plants mentioned by Virgil. The speculations of Tenore are given in detail]
Person: VIRGIL   SPRENGEL   MARTIN   FEE, M. (of Paris)   TENORE, (of Naples)   
Source: Bulletin des Sciences   

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 47, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Botany), Para 8
Category: Botany   Literature   Classical Literature   
Topic: Flora Classica. [An anthology in preparation, of botanical references in classical literature]
Person: BILLERBECK, Dr. J.   
Source: Annonc. Scient. de Gotting, p. 479   

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 47, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Meteorology), Para 7
Category: Climate   Ecology   Religion   Literature   
Topic: Supposed Change of Climate. [Schouw of Copenhagen has argued against the theory of a large-scale change of climate, affecting certain parts of the earth in the distant past. He cites references from the bible and classical literature to prove that the date palm grew the same in Palestine then as it does now]
Source: Oken`s Isis   

Issue: 066, 28/01/29 p. 62, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Picturesque, Para 4
Category: Geography   Mountains   Alps   Literature   
Topic: The Vale of Urseren. [Description of the strong contrast between the turbulent Reuss on one side of a rock tunnel and its calmness in the valley on the other side. The valley was once a lake bed]
Source: Tableau de la Suisse, 135-137   

Issue: 067, 04/02/29 p. 78, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Zoophytology), Para 4
Category: Zoology   Invertebrata   Porifera   Literature   Mythology   
Topic: Structure of the Sponge. [The sponge is minutely described and found to resemble "the celebrated labyrinths of Crete" in its intricacy. The writer concludes it is correct to refer to it as the product of an animal]

Issue: 069, 18/02/29 p. 110, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Picturesque, Para 6
Category: Geography   Derbyshire   Rivers   Literature   
Topic: Dovedale. [Detailed description of the changing nature of the River Dove, stressing the visual contrasts of falling and turbulent, flat and calm waters]
Source: Whately: Observations on Modern Gardening, 114   

Issue: 069, 18/02/29 p. 110, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Romancing, Para 5
Category: Natural History   Philosophy   Literature   Science   Geology   Christian Religion   
Topic: Scientific Romancing. [Geology is romantic because it involves travelling to wild and lonely places and stimulates the imagination to contemplate creation, and change. It gives evidence of the world before Noah]
Source: Conversations on Geology   

Issue: 069, 18/02/29 p. 111, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Oneirological, Para 11
Category: Psychology   Philosophy   Dreams   Literature   
Topic: Good and Bad Dreams. [Relationship between waking and sleeping explored in classical literature]
Source: Vives: De Causis Corrupt. Art.   Miscellanea Curiosa   

Issue: 071, 04/03/29 p. 143, Section: Varieties
Heading: Newton, Para 6
Category: Biography   Literature   Philosophy   Science   
Topic: There is in the records of Newton a sentence in the spirit of Shakspeare
Person: NEWTON, Sir Isaac   SHAKESPEARE   

Issue: 072, 11/03/29 p. 158-159, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Picturesque, Para 4
Category: Mountains   Geology   Literature   
Topic: Scene in the Blue Mountains. [Descriptive passage, wondering at the nature of the scene described. Did the mountains come first, and then the river? See also subsequent paragraph, p. 159, which gives a mythical equivalent to the meeting of the Shenandoah and Potowmac in a Coleridge poem]
Source: Jefferson`s Virginia   

Issue: 072, 11/03/29 p. 159, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Romantic, Para 5
Category: Rivers   Literature   Mythology   
Topic: The Chasm River. [Coleridge poem, meant to be read immediately after the paragraph "Picturesque" -- "Scene in the Blue Mountains", p.158-159]
Person: COLERIDGE   

Issue: 076, 08/04/29 p. 217-218
Heading: The Museum of Thoughts. IV.--Novalis
Category: Science   Philosophy   Logic   Metaphysics   Psychology   Chemistry   Physics   Mathematics   Poetry   Literature   
Topic: [A series of definitions of the nature of thought and thinking]

Issue: 078, 22/04/29 p. 254, Section: Foreign Varieties
Heading: The Globe Upset, Para 1
Category: Cosmogony   The Earth   Astronomy   Natural History   Christian Religion   Classical Literature   
Topic: [A satirical account of Sandal`s theory that the earth twisted from its course at certain significant times in its history, for example at the (biblical) Flood. Before the Flood the Arctic was in the same place as the equator. This would account for the existence of mammoth bones in the far north]
Source: Sandal: Cosmogoniae Antiquitatis   

Issue: 082, 20/05/29 p. 316
Heading: Opinion of M. Geoffrey de St. Helaire, as to the Faculty of Sight in Moles
Category: Zoology   Animal Physiology   Moles   Classical Literature   
Topic: [Moles do see]
Person: HELAIRE, M. Geoffrey de St.   GALEN   ARISTOTLE   

Issue: 086, 17/06/29 p. 383
Heading: The Miner`s Bride
Category: Literature   Short Stories   Mining   
Topic: [Anonymous piece of short romantic fiction set in a mining community in Northern France] To be continued.
Short Story
Issue: 087, 24/06/29 p. 399-400
Heading: The Miner`s Bride. (Continued from p. 383)
Category: Literature   Short Stories   Mining   
Topic: [Conclusion of an original romantic fiction which incidentally describes the problems involved in opening up a new mine shaft. The story sets the fearful theme of burial alive in the context of the dangers of mining]
Short Story
Issue: 088, 01/07/29 p. 414
Heading: English Periodical at Dresden
Category: Periodicals   Science   Literature   
Topic: [New English periodical at Dresden, called The Garland, including extracts from English-language material in: modern literature, inventions, discoveries, biographical memoirs, short tales and poetry]

Issue: 089, 08/07/29 p. 425
Heading: Ude on Literature
Category: Literature   Food   Cookery   
Topic: [Preview of Ude`s book on literature, "The French Man of Letters, a System of Fashionable and Economical Literature, adapted to the Use of English Families". It is to be a companion to the volume "The French Cook" and hopes to prove the close relationship between cooking and literature, also the arts and cooking.] To be continued
Person: UDE, Eustache   DA VINCI, Leonardo   CROCKFORD, Mr.   

Issue: 090, 15/07/29 p. 444=445
Heading: The Bulletin Universel
Category: Periodicals   Communication   Science   Literature   
Topic: [The aim of the new French monthly bulletin is to gather recent information in all branches of knowledge, "sciences and arts", from many sources "in both hemispheres": journals and periodicals, transactions of academies, public institutions, learned societies, new publications. Abstracts will be prepared and the work edited by "competent individuals". A public society has been formed by the Baron de Ferussac which "the most distinguished scientific men of France" have joined. The Baron is also attempting to recruit associates and shareholders in Britain, Germany, "other parts of the Continent, and in the Americas". The Athenaeum wishes the project well]
Institution: Dufour and D`Ocagne [Book distributors]   Treuttel and Wurtz [Book distributors]   Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge   

Issue: 093, 05/08/29 p. 487-488
Heading: Shades of the Dead.--No. IV. (The Humourists:I). Sir Thomas Browne
Category: History Of Science   Philosophy   Psychology   Literature   Science   Religion   
Topic: [Survey of the writings of Sir Thomas Browne, defining humour as opposed to satire, "the grotesque", or wit. The article contains allusions to Browne`s work in "the natural philosophy of his age"]
Ed`s Mark: W. D.

Issue: 099, 16/09/29 p. 573-574
Heading: Shades of the Dead.--No. IX. Burns
Category: Literature   Philosophy   Education   
Topic: [Essay, which in contradistinction to an earlier Athenaeum essay, "On Oikology" (Issue 97), favours experience over "philosophy", in this case as the touchstone of great art. It protests that book-learning and abstract scholarship would have been no use to the Scottish vernacular poet Burns. "He had not been nourished on the dry dust of terminologies and technical artifices, but had drawn his knowledge from the real and vital stores of the world" and, "so well had he learned to attach importance to things instead of words, that his boyhood seems scarcely to have at all suffered even from the reading `Locke`s Essay on the Human Understanding`"]
Person: BURNS, Robert   
Issue: 102, 07/10/29 p. 629-630
Heading: Jacobite Minstrelsy
Category: Philosophy   Music   Literature   Poetry   Anthropology   Philology   Historical Sciences   History Of Civilization   General Coincident Historical Considerations   
Topic: [The antiquity of poetry, particularly song which is, "the literature of the people". Comparative examples may be found in the songs of the Ancient Greeks (and Romans), and of the "Celtic, Sclavonic, or Gothic" ancestors of the "races of modern Europe". The oral and written tradition. What is a song? What is the relationship between words and music, and, within songs, the relationship of words as sounds and as "the representatives of visible images"? The role of songs of protest, such as Jacobin songs]

Issue: 103, 14/10/29 p. 645-646
Heading: Jacobite Minstrelsy. (Continued from page 630)
Category: Philosophy   Literature   Poetry   Anthropology   Philology   
Topic: [Continuation of the article on Jacobite songs, focussing more narrowly on the actual words of the songs, written down]

Issue: 104, 21/10/29 p. 663-664
Heading: Mount Vesuvius in 1829. (From the German)
Category: Geography   Italy   Geology   Volcanoes   Literature   Science   
Topic: [The trip of a party of Germans to the erupting crater of Vesuvius, described in detail by Herr Waiblinger. Emotive writing personifying the volcano which is called "Fra Diavolo" and giving the subjective impressions of the writer, is mixed with writing which attempts to assess the dimensions of the crater, the height of the cinder cones, the pace and intensity of the activity, the course and heat of the lava stream. The writer resolves the tensions between the two aspects of his own account by projecting the spirit of "scientific" enquiry onto his companions. "They", he claims, were determined "to examine the crater in a thorough truly German manner". He did not feel the need to enter the crater; he "seated [himself] comfortably" and "contemplated the rich colours in this mighty volcano" ]
Person: WAIBLINGER, Herr   
Source: Abend Zeitung   
Issue: 107, 11/11/29 p. 715, Section: Miscellanies
Heading: Basalt, Para 6
Category: Geology   Philology   Classical Literature   
Topic: [Origin of the word "basalt", from the Ethiopic "bselt", burnt up or baked?]
Person: PLINY   

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: 110, 02/12/29 p. 758-759
Heading: History of Icthyology
Category: Zoology   Icthyology   History Of Science   Philosophy Of Science   Literature   Food   
Topic: The following abstract of the History of Icthyology, by the Baron Cuvier, prefixed to his great work on the "Natural History of Fishes", has been prepared for "The Revue Encyclopedique", by M. Flourens, the author of the article on the effect of cold on animals, inserted a few weeks since in "The Athenaeum". The work of M. Cuvier above alluded to, has advanced as far as the fourth volume. When complete it will consist of between fifteen and twenty volumes octavo, or from eight to ten quarto
Source: Revue Encyclopedique   
Issue: 111, 09/12/29 p. 774-775
Heading: History of Icthyology. (Concluded from p. 758)
Category: Zoology   Icthyology   Literature   Classical Literature   History Of Science   
Topic: [Second part of Flourens` abstract of Cuvier`s "Natural History of Fishes"]
Issue: 111, 09/12/29 p. 776-777
Heading: The Scotch Schoolmaster. The Sequel. (Concluded from p. 711.)
Category: Social History   Literature   Education   
Topic: [One of the ragged youths from the morning school, now a baronet, comes back to the changed village in search of acquaintances and memories]
Prose Fiction Signed: D. L.

Issue: 116, 09/01/30 p. 17
Heading: Prospectus of the New Series
Category: Periodicals   Communication   Science   Literature   Art   Trade   
Topic: The Proprietors of the Athenaeum, in presenting a New Series to their Subscribers, Advertisers and the Public, deem it proper to state...the be adopted for the future. [The Athenaeum makes a statement to its readers. It has altered its day of publication to a Saturday. It will be in smaller type to get more in. There will be a greater range of contributors, including some "eminent authors" and ex-writers for the London Weekly Review. It will concentrate on quality reviewing and article-writing, not journalistic speed. It promises "an increased attention to Foreign Literature, to the Drama, to Works of Embellishment, and to the progress of the Arts and Sciences in Foreign Countries, no less than at home". And now containing "commercial intelligence", it is expected to "find its way to the Study, the Breakfast-table, and the Counting-house, of the intelligent throughout the Kingdom, as well as in the British possessions abroad"]
Source: Athenaeum   London Weekly Review   

Issue: 116, 09/01/30 p. 17
Heading: The Westminster Review.--Writings of Coleridge
Category: Philosophy   Political Economy   Literature   Periodicals   
Topic: [The Athenaeum writer objects to an article in the "Westminster Review". The latter article claims (and the Athenaeum article quotes with derision) that "Mr.Coleridge is a Benthamite in his poetry; a Utilitarian; a `greatest happiness` man", while "in his prose; there he is not his own man...". The Athenaeum finds such a neat division between works of prose and poetry implausible and asks, "Can such a critic have any idea of a human being as a complex, but homogeneous whole?" It goes on to defend the worth of Coleridge`s prose writings, though it implies they may be too demanding for the "honest but conceited man, who writes in the Westminster Review"]
Source: Westminster Review   Coleridge: Biographia Literaria   Shakespeare: Merchant of Venice   Coleridge: Christabel   Edinburgh Review   

Issue: 122, 27/02/30 p. 120-122
Heading: On the Melancholy of Authors
Category: Literature   Philosophy   Communication   Printing   Periodicals   
Topic: [Satirical essay, making reference to the large amount of printed material available, examining the urge to write in the light of its difficulty and describing the masks and postures a young writer will often adopt before becoming professional]
Essay Signed: L. R. [RITCHIE, Leitch ?]

Issue: 124, 13/03/30 p. 158
Heading: A Visionary of Fifty Years ago
Category: Science   Literature   Philosophy   Imagination   Inventions   Steam Power   
Topic: [A literary item, illustrating public resistance to new scientific ideas]

Issue: 125, 20/03/30 p. 175
Category: Literature   Science   
Topic: [Pettigrew`s "first Conversazione for the season" took place at his house recently]
Person: PETTIGREW   
Institution: Mr. Pettigrew`s House in Saville-street   
Conversazione, March, 1830
Issue: 129, 17/04/30 p. 232-233
Heading: Reminiscences of the Latter Days of Kant. (Second Article)
Category: Biography   Philosophy   Science   Literature   
Topic: [Kant`s esteem for science, over and above "all that was exaggerated, either in manners or language"]

Issue: 129, 17/04/30 p. 235
Heading: Academie des Sciences
Category: Science   Literature   Poetry   
Topic: Election of the poet Lamartine
Source: Le Globe   

Issue: 129, 17/04/30 p. 238
Heading: Diminished produce of Grain
Category: Agriculture   Christian Religion   Classical Literature   
Topic: [...] the decrease which has taken place in the produce of grain, as compared with ancient times

Issue: 140, 03/07/30 p. 401
Heading: George the Fourth
Category: Literature   Art   Architecture   Museums   
Topic: [Short obituary column on George the Fourth, mentioning the King`s patronage of art and literature]
Person: GEORGE THE FOURTH, King of England   CHARLES THE FIRST, King of England   LAWRENCE (Painter)   WILKIE   CHANTREY   WESTMACOTT   
Institution: National Gallery   Society of Literature   British Museum   Royal Academy, Britain   
Issue: 150, 11/09/30 p. 572-573
Heading: French Institute
Category: Political Economy   Social Sciences   Literature   Poetry   
Topic: On the 26th of August the French Academy held its annual public sitting for the distribution of prizes...[Women were present. First prize to Say for a work on political economy. Second prize to Lucas for a work on the prison system in Europe and the United States. Third prize to De Norvins for a poem called "De l`immortalite de l`ame", the first time a poem has won the Monthyon prize. The fourth prize to De Chazet for a work in moral philosophy]
Person: PARCEVAL, M.   SAY   LUCAS, M. Ch.   NORVINS, M. de   CHAZET, M. Alisson de   LEMERCIER, M. Nepomucene   
Institution: Academie des Sciences   
Ed`s Mark: SMITH

Issue: 151, 18/09/30 p. 591
Heading: Ugolino and his Children, Para 7
Category: Medicine   Literature   Poetry   Food   Social Anthropology   Cannibalism   
Topic: [An Italian physician has written a "physiologico-pathological and medico-legal essay" on whether Dante suggests that Ugolino, whose story is told in the Inferno, actually ate his own children]
Source: Divine Comedy   
Ed`s Mark: SMITH

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Issue: 056, 19/11/28 p. 883-885
Heading: Tales of the Great St. Bernard
Category: Geography   Alps   Literature   
Title: Tales of the Great St. Bernard
Author: CROLY, George   

Issue: 059, 10/12/28 p. 938
Heading: Catalogue Raisonne of Recent Publications
Category: Education   Science   Literature   Philosophy   Philology   
Title: An Introductory Lecture delivered in the University of London, on Tuesday, November 11, 1828
Author: HURWITZ, Hyman   
Attribution: Professor of the Hebrew Language and Literature
Institution: University of London   

Issue: 064, 14/01/29 p. 23
Heading: Universities and Public Schools
Category: Education   Philosophy   Science   Literature   
Title: Extracts from a Work preparing fro publication, under the title of "Select Notices of Universities and Public Schools"
Author: ANON   
Institution: University of Edinburgh   University of Glasgow   Trinity College, Dublin   Belfast Academical Institution   King`s College, Canada   Royal College, Vendome   University of Gottingen   University of Berlin   University of Warsaw   The Russian Gymnasia   Yale College   

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: 076, 08/04/29 p. 216
Heading: Manual of Science
Category: Science   Literature   Education   
Title: The Manual of Science and Literature, and Weekly Register of the London Mechanics` Institution. Nos. I. and II.

Issue: 080, 06/05/29 p. 273-274
Heading: The Hamiltonian System
Category: Education   Philosophy   Philology   Language   Classical Literature   
Title: The History, Principles, Practice, and Results of the Hamiltonian System, Etc.
Author: HAMILTON, J.   
Attribution: Author of "The Hamiltonian System"

Issue: 081, 13/05/29 p. 294-295
Heading: Tales of a Physician
Category: Medicine   Literature   Novels   
Title: Tales of a Physician
Author: HARRISON, W. H.   

Issue: 081, 13/05/29 p. 295-296
Heading: The Hamiltonian System
Category: Education   Philosophy   Philology   Language   Classical Literature   
Title: The History, Principles, Practice, and results of the Hamiltonian System, Etc. [Second notice]
Author: HAMILTON, J.   
Attribution: Author of "The Hamiltonian System"

Issue: 082, 20/05/29 p. 308
Heading: The Hamiltonian System
Category: Education   Philosophy   Philology   Language   Classical Literature   Mathematics   Mineralogy   
Title: The History, Principles, Practice, and Results of the Hamiltonian System, Etc. [Third notice]
Author: HAMILTON, J.   
Attribution: Author of "The Hamiltonian System"
Institution: Morning Chronicle   Westminster Review   Edinburgh Review   

Issue: 090, 15/07/29 p. 440
Category: Literature   Science   Periodicals   
Title: The Extractor, or Universal Repertorium of Literature, Science, and the Arts; comprehending, under one general arrangement, the whole of the popular, scientific, valuable, and entertaining articles of interest to the general reader, from the American and English Reviews, Magazines, and Journals. Volume II

Issue: 102, 07/10/29 p. 628
Category: Periodicals   Education   Science   Literature   
Title: The London University Magazine. October, 1829. [Contains a slighting reference to the contents as "a Melange of the scientific and the agreeable"]

Issue: 107, 11/11/29 p. 707
Heading: The Juvenile Keepsake
Category: Literature   Poetry   Zoology   Primates   
Title: The Juvenile Keepsake. MDCCCXXX
Issue: 107, 11/11/29 p. 708
Category: Periodicals   Science   Literature   
Title: The Polar Star (being a continuation of the Extractor,) of Entertainment and Popular Sciences, and Universal Repertorium of General Literature. Vol. I

Issue: 108, 18/11/29 p. 717-718
Heading: German Tales
Category: Philosophy   Philosophy Of Science   Mathematics   Literature   Poetry   
Title: Foreign Tales and Traditions; chiefly selected from the Fugitive Literature of Germany
Author: CUNNINGHAM, George G.   

Issue: 109, 25/11/29 p. 738
Heading: Natural History
Category: Natural History   Science   Philosophy Of Science   Literature   Geology   
Title: Studies in Natural History; exhibiting a Popular View of the most striking and interesting Objects of the Material World. Illustrated by ten engravings
Author: RHIND, William   
Attribution: Member of the Royal Medical and Royal Physical Societies of Edinburgh
Institution: Royal Medical Society of Edinburgh   Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh   

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: 109, 25/11/29 p. 740
Heading: Botany
Category: Botany   Philosophy Of Science   Literature   
Title: Rare or Remarkable Phaenogamous Plants collected in South Kent; with Descriptive Notices and Observations
Author: SMITH, Gerard Edwards   
Attribution: Of St. John`s College, Oxford
Institution: University of Oxford   

Issue: 110, 02/12/29 p. 751-753
Heading: Natural History
Category: Natural History   Philosophy Of Science   Literature   Mineralogy   Geology   Cosmology   
Title: The British Naturalist
Author: ANON   
Issue: 111, 09/12/29 p. 766-768
Heading: History of Scotland
Category: Philosophy Of Science   Popularization Of Science   Encyclopaedias   Literature   
Title: History of Scotland. Volume I, being the Commencement of Dr. Lardner`s Cabinet Cyclopaedia
Author: SCOTT, Sir Walter   
Attribution: Bart.
Issue: 111, 09/12/29 p. 772
Category: Medicine   Popularization Of Science   Education   Literature   
Title: The Study of Medicine, by John Mason Good, containing all the Author`s final Corrections and Improvements. Third Edition, with much additional modern Information on Physiology, Practice, Pathology, and the Nature of Diseases in General. By Samuel Cooper, Author of the "Dictionary of Practical Surgery", Etc
Author: GOOD, John Mason   
Attribution: M. D.; F. R. S.

Issue: 112, 16/12/29 p. 786-787
Heading: The Comic Annual
Category: Engineering   Steam Power   Literature   Poetry   Periodicals   
Title: The Comic Annual. [Containing a quotation from "Sonnet on Steam", by an "Under-Ostler"]
Author: HOOD, Thomas   

Issue: 112, 16/12/29 p. 789
Category: Science   Literature   Periodicals   
Title: The Foreign Quarterly Review, No. IX.

Issue: 113, 23/12/29 p. 804
Category: Medicine   Education   Philology   Language   Classical Literature   
Title: The Eight Books on Medicine of A. C. Celsus, with a literal and interlinear Translation on the principles of the Hamiltonian System, adapted for Students in Medicine
Author: UNDERWOOD, J. W.   

Issue: 114, 30/12/29 p. 818-819
Heading: Letters from Bertha
Category: Science   Literature   Education   Children   Popularization Of Science   Encyclopaedias   Chemistry   Archaeology   
Title: Letters from Bertha, on a Visit to her Uncle, in England
Issue: 115, 09/01/30 p. 9
Heading: Ancient Asia
Category: Geography Of History   Middle East   Classical Literature   
Title: Two Essays on the Geography of Ancient Asia; intended partly to illustrate the Campaigns of Alexander, and the Anabasis of Xenophon
Author: WILLIAMS, Rev. John   
Attribution: Vicar of Lampeter; Rector of the Edinburgh Academy
Issue: 119, 06/02/30 p. 73
Heading: Education
Category: Education   Science   Literature   
Title: The Literary Blue Book; or Calendar of Literature, Science, and Art, for 1830
Author: ANON   

Issue: 123, 06/03/30 p. 133-135
Category: Periodicals   Communication   Geography   Demography   Greece   Turkey   Literature   Trade   
Title: Foreign Quarterly Review. No X.

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