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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: 055, 12/11/28 p. 876, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Alchymical, Para 15
Category: Philosophy   Metaphysics   Alchemy   
Topic: Fruitless Labours. [Bacon`s account of the psychology of the alchemists]
Person: BACON, Lord   

Issue: 055, 12/11/28 p. 876, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Musical, Para 7
Category: Medicine   Nervous System   Music   
Topic: Twilight Music. [Twilight is the best time for listening to music because the optic and auditory nerve "cannot stand simultaneous excitement"]
Person: COTTUGNO   

Issue: 055, 12/11/28 p. 876, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Mythological, Para 10
Category: Religion   Creation   Mythology   
Topic: Venus the Origin of all Things
Source: Lucretius: De Natura Rerum   Orphic Hymn to Venus, trans. Good   

Issue: 055, 12/11/28 p. 876, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Mythological, Para 10
Category: Religion   Creation   Philosophy   
Topic: Spinozism of the Hindoos
Source: Veda, Traduct. par Perron   

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. 876, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Picturesque, Para 6
Category: Botany   Trees   
Topic: Spray of the Oak. [Minute description of the arrangement of branches on an oak]
Source: Gilpin: Forest Scenery   

Issue: 055, 12/11/28 p. 876, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Picturesque, Para 6
Category: Geography   Mountains   
Topic: Alpine Contrasts. [Description of Alpine scenery drawn from Saussure]
Source: Saussure: Voyages dans les Alpes   

Issue: 055, 12/11/28 p. 876, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Romantic, Para 5
Category: Geography   Mountains   
Topic: Sea of Stars. [Description of the hundred springs at the source of the river Whang-ho compared with an evocation of an equivalent scene in a poem called "Mountain Invitation" by J. G. Crosbie]
Person: CROSBIE, J. G.   GAUBIL   

Issue: 055, 12/11/28 p. 877, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Chronological, Para 4
Category: Time   Social Anthropology   Custom And Tradition   Death Rites   
Topic: Ages of History. [The "Northern nations" divide time into "the age of funeral piles" and, subsequently, "the age of graves"]
Source: Jameson, Dic. voce Bail.   

Issue: 055, 12/11/28 p. 877, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Economical, Para 11
Category: Domestic Economy   Food   
Topic: Management of Fires. [Satirical comment of Swift on serving undercooked food to guests in order to ensure leftovers]
Person: SWIFT, Dean   

Issue: 055, 12/11/28 p. 877, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Economical, Para 11
Category: Medicine   Health   Children   Social Anthropology   
Topic: Fattening without Food. [Popular sayings about happiness and health. Facetious Athenaeum comment on child care, quoting out of context from a work on whipping]
Source: Vide Meibonius de l`Utilite de la Flagell   

Issue: 055, 12/11/28 p. 877, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Etymological, Para 9
Category: Philology   
Topic: Airt. [No English word synonymous with "airt", which means "point of the compass" or "direction"]

Issue: 055, 12/11/28 p. 877, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Etymological, Para 9
Category: Philology   
Topic: Origin of the Word Field
Person: TOOKE, Horne   
Source: Rees` Cyclopaedia, Art. Grammar   

Issue: 055, 12/11/28 p. 877, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Etymological, Para 9
Category: Philology   
Topic: The Word Idolatry

Issue: 055, 12/11/28 p. 877, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Etymological, Para 9
Category: Philology   
Topic: The Word Rama
Person: CHATEAUBRIAND   
Source: Genie du Christianisme, ii.49   

Issue: 055, 12/11/28 p. 877, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Logical, Para 10
Category: Philosophy   Psychology   
Topic: Velocity of Reasoning. [Priestley, enquiring into "the operations of the mind", speaks of "the entrance of premises". The Athenaeum questions the verb used]
Person: PRIESTLEY, Dr.   
Source: Priestley`s Inquiry, 3rd edit,, p.319   

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: 055, 12/11/28 p. 877, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Topographical, Para 6
Category: Christian Religion   Natural History   Volcanoes   
Topic: Lot`s Wife. [Was Lot`s wife encrusted with volcanic matter?]
Source: King`s Morsels of Criticism   

Issue: 055, 12/11/28 p. 877, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Topographical, Para 6
Category: Oceanography   
Topic: Dumbarton Castle. [It stands on alluvial land but was once surrounded by sea completely]
Source: Harding`s Chronicle, 231   

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Reviews

Issue: 055, 12/11/28 p. 864
Heading: Mr Buckingham`s New Volume of Travels
Category: Geography   Middle East   
Title: Travels in Assyria, Media, and Persia, including a Journey from Bagdad across Mooni Zagros; by the Pass of Alexander to Hamadan, the Ancient Ecbatana, and Capital of the Median Empire. Researches in Ispahan during a Stay in that City. A Visit to the Ruins of Persepolis, and Journey from thence by Shiraz and Shapoor to Bushire, with a Voyage down the Persian Gulf to Ras-el-Khyma, the Chief Port of the Arab Pirates, and by Ormuz and Muscat to Bombay
Author: BUCKINGHAM, J. S.   

Issue: 055, 12/11/28 p. 870
Heading: The British Almanac
Category: Periodicals   Almanacs   
Title: The British Almanac for 1829
Institution: Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge   

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