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Issue: 057, 26/11/28 p. 908, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Chivalric, Para 6
Category: Social Anthropology   Custom And Tradition   
Topic: Modern Spanish Tournament. [Quotation on the continuation of a Spanish custom]
Person: CERVANTES   
Source: Bulletin des Sciences Geographique   

Issue: 057, 26/11/28 p. 908, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Oratorical, Para 4
Category: Communication   Stenography   
Topic: Rapidity of Speech. [Median number of English words pronounced in one hour by an orator in the House of Commons]
Person: SHEFFIELD, Lord   
Institution: House of Commons   

Issue: 057, 26/11/28 p. 908, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Picturesque, Para 8
Category: Botany   Trees   
Topic: The Forest Oak. [The different colours and textures of the trunk of an oak, caused by mosses]
Source: Gilpin: Forest Scenery   

Issue: 057, 26/11/28 p. 908, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Scholastic, Para 10
Category: Astronomy   Cosmology   
Topic: The Sun, Stars, and Planets. [The earth might not be the centre of creation but a "little silly excrescence, or superfluous tumour of the elements, if not a gangrene in nature"]
Source: Isidore: apud Miscellanea Curiosa   

Issue: 057, 26/11/28 p. 909, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Alchymical, Para 17
Category: Philosophy   Alchemy   Science   
Topic: The Alchymists misrepresented. [Brande, the Secretary of the Royal Society, complains that the Alchymists have been given too much historical credit, having proved nothing. The Athenaeum suggests that the Alchymists` methods of enquiry have formed the basis of modern science, from which Mr. Brande has profited]
Person: BRANDE   
Institution: Royal Society   

Issue: 057, 26/11/28 p. 909, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Astrological, Para 16
Category: Philosophy   Astrology   Psychology   
Topic: Influence of the Stars. [Astrology addresses the animal instincts in mankind but not the reason]
Source: Johannes de Indagine, Chron.   

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: 057, 26/11/28 p. 909, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Historical, Para 2
Category: Philology   
Topic: The Pictish Language not Celtic
Source: Adamnan. Vit. Columb., ii. 12   

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: 057, 26/11/28 p. 909, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Oneirological, Para 15
Category: Psychology   Philosophy   Dreams   Clairvoyance   
Topic: Reality of Apparitions in Dreams. [The imagination is such a powerful force, according to Lavater, that it can make the person using it simultaneously appear in the mind of an absent friend. If this be the case, the Athenaeum asks, how can the dead appear in the dreams of the living?]
Source: Lavater, iii. 8   

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Reviews

Issue: 057, 26/11/28 p. 897
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, Etc. [Second notice]
Author: BUCKINGHAM, J. S.   

Issue: 057, 26/11/28 p. 900-901
Heading: British Insects
Category: Entomology   
Title: Illustrations of British Entomology; or, a Synopsis of Indigenous Insects; containing their generic and specific Distinctions, with an Account of their Metamorphoses, Times of Appearance, Localities, Food, and Economy, as far as practicable
Author: STEPHENS, James Francis   
Attribution: Member of the Zoological Society

Issue: 057, 26/11/28 p. 901-902
Heading: Time`s Telescope
Category: Periodicals   Almanacs   
Title: Time`s Telescope for 1829; or, a Complete Guide to the Almanack

Issue: 057, 26/11/28 p. 902
Heading: Chimney-Sweepers
Category: Political Economy   Child Labour   Inventions   
Title: Practical Information presented to the Public by the Society for Superseding the Necessity of Climbing Boys; with a Description of Glass`s Improved Machinery for Cleansing Chimneys; and a List of Subscribers
Institution: Society for Superseding the Necessity of Climbing Boys   

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