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Issue: 067, 04/02/29 p. 65-66
Heading: The Vision of a Godless World. (From the German of John Paul Richter)
Category: Religion   Science   
Topic: [Extensive tract of poetical prose recounting a visionary dream. The dream reconciles atheism with a belief in immortality]
Person: RICHTER   
Signed: I. C. H.

Issue: 067, 04/02/29 p. 74
Heading: Notes on Lisbon. No. V. (Houses)
Category: Geography   Portugal   
Topic: [Architecture in Lisbon. An earthquake. Climate. Insects. Social conditions. Public health]

Issue: 067, 04/02/29 p. 76
Heading: Miscellaneous Notices, Para 2
Category: Trade   Demography   Europe   North America   
Topic: Trade, Revenue, Etc. Comparative Statements. [Statistics on the economy and electoral representation in Great Britain, France, United States of America, Netherlands, Austria, Russia, Prussia, Norway]

Issue: 067, 04/02/29 p. 76
Heading: Miscellaneous Notices, Para 3
Category: Astronomy   
Topic: Comet of 1811. [Dimensions of the comet visible in the year 1811]
Person: LAMBERTI, Prof. (of Dorpat)   

Issue: 067, 04/02/29 p. 76
Heading: Miscellaneous Notices, Para 4
Category: Geography   Hungary   Demography   
Topic: Population of the Hungarian Towns

Issue: 067, 04/02/29 p. 76
Heading: Miscellaneous Notices, Para 5
Category: Geography   Demography   Russian Empire   
Topic: Russia. [Statistics on population and military strength]

Issue: 067, 04/02/29 p. 76
Heading: Miscellaneous Notices, Para 6
Category: Geography   Russian Empire   
Topic: St. Petersburg. [University education]

Issue: 067, 04/02/29 p. 77, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Animal Antiquities), Para 1
Category: Entomology   Archaeology   Social Anthropology   Burial   Egypt   
Topic: Insects in a Mummy. [Figeac found dead coleopterous insects "of a fine rose colour, in all its brilliancy" in the hand of the mummy. The eggs must have been laid during the embalming process]
Person: FIGEAC, M. (of Grenoble)   

Issue: 067, 04/02/29 p. 77, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Animal Architecture), Para 2
Category: Zoology   Invertebrata   Actinozoa   
Topic: Coral Reefs. [Depths at which the coral animals build]
Person: QUOY   GAIMARD   

Issue: 067, 04/02/29 p. 78, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Animal Geography), Para 3
Category: Geography   Arctic   Ecology   Cetacea   
Topic: North-West Passage proved by Whales. [Whales have given the best evidence for the existence of a sea passage round the pole. Whales harpooned (with identifiable weapons) in Greenland seas have been found in the Pacific]
Person: COOL, Jacob   VISCHER, Peter Jansz   BASTIAANZ, William (Admiral of the Dutch Greeland fleet)   
Source: Beschryving der Walvisvangst, vol. ii, p. 38   

Issue: 067, 04/02/29 p. 78, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Anthropology), Para 10
Category: Dietetics   Food   Obesity   
Topic: A Singular Glutton. [Extraordinary quantities of food consumed by a prisoner of war at Liverpool]
Person: DOMERY, Charles   

Issue: 067, 04/02/29 p. 78, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Anthropology), Para 10
Category: Medicine   Sense Organs   Eye   Anthropology   Somatology   
Topic: Colour of the Eyes. [Ancient theory that light-coloured or blue eyes are well suited to dim light, whilst the black eyes of black peoples can bear very bright light]
Source: Portius: De Coloribus Oculorum   

Issue: 067, 04/02/29 p. 78, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Entomology), Para 5
Category: Entomology   
Topic: Winter Insects. [Some gnats, moths and caterpillars survive the winter]
Source: Companion to the Almanac   

Issue: 067, 04/02/29 p. 78, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Icthyology), Para 7
Category: Icthyology   
Topic: Fishes of New South Wales. [They are different from those in England. There are few shell fish on the coast except for oysters, muscles and cockles]

Issue: 067, 04/02/29 p. 78, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Icthyology), Para 7
Category: Palaeontology   
Topic: Fishes in the London Clay

Issue: 067, 04/02/29 p. 78, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Mazology), Para 9
Category: Zoology   Animal Habits, Personality   Animal Psychology   
Topic: Apes not rational. [The Gibraltar apes warm themselves at the soldiers` smouldering fires but never think to add more wood]

Issue: 067, 04/02/29 p. 78, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 8
Category: Ornithology   Animal Habits   Ecology   
Topic: Remarkable Migrations of Birds. [By following cultivation, birds come to inhabit new regions]

Issue: 067, 04/02/29 p. 78, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 8
Category: Ornithology   Zoogeography   
Topic: Australian Birds. [They vary in size hugely. Emus, black swans, cranes, hawks, cockatoos, parrots, ducks, quails, "laughing birds", "coachmen", and bell-birds are mentioned. There are also birds resembling "our pigeon, pheasant, and turkey". The swallows, though they are present in all seasons, seem to be the same]

Issue: 067, 04/02/29 p. 78, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Sauriology), Para 6
Category: Palaeontology   
Topic: English Crocodiles. [Six instances of the remains of what seem to be crocodiles are listed. Cuvier believes the crocodiles are "of a species distinct from the recent kinds"]
Person: DELUC, M. G. A.   CUVIER   JOHNSTONE (of Bristol)   MANTELL   YOUNG   WOOLLER   
Source: Cuvier: Recherches vol. ii   Webster: Geological Transactions vol ii   Geology of England and Wales   Edinburgh Philosophical Journal   

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: 067, 04/02/29 p. 78, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Botany), Para 7
Category: Botany   Physics   Optics   Light   
Topic: Alpine Flowers. [Do the brilliant alpine flowers, in some sense take their colours from the intense blue sky?]

Issue: 067, 04/02/29 p. 78, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Geology), Para 4
Category: Geology   Volcanoes   
Topic: Fuel of Volcanoes. [The most active volcanoes are in or near the sea. Though volcanoes are clustered, each acts independently. The source of the fire below is unknown]

Issue: 067, 04/02/29 p. 78, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Mineralogy), Para 3
Category: Mineralogy   Geology   Economic Geology   
Topic: American Coal. [The smokeless anthracite of Pennsylvania similar to the Kilkenny coal of Ireland]

Issue: 067, 04/02/29 p. 78, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Orology), Para 5
Category: Geography   South America   Bolivia   Peru   Geology   Mountains   
Topic: Mount Illemani
Person: HALL, Capt. Basil   PENTLAND   

Issue: 067, 04/02/29 p. 78, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Vegetable Geography), Para 2
Category: Biology   Evolution   Ecology   Trees   
Topic: Forests. [The tropical forests are essential for the continuation of at least half the plants and almost all the animals of those regions. The destruction of forest in colder climates would not threaten the survival of any animal except the squirrel]

Issue: 067, 04/02/29 p. 78, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Vegetable Mechanics), Para 1
Category: Botany   Plant Physiology   
Topic: Perception in Plants. [Apparently evasive movements of a cucumber may be ascribed to the universal tendency of plants to turn to the light and do not represent a sensibility]

Issue: 067, 04/02/29 p. 79, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Potamology), Para 6
Category: Agriculture   Pollution   
Topic: Colour of Rivers in Floods. [The reddish-brown colour of rivers in Europe and elsewhere is the result of cultivation]

Issue: 067, 04/02/29 p. 79, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Useful Arts. (Agriculture), Para 1
Category: Agriculture   Botany   
Topic: Scots Farmer`s Weed-Fine. [There were once official weed inspectors to ride round Scottish farms and there was a fine of three shillings and fourpence, or a wedder sheep, for every "gule-gowan" (chrysanthemum segetum) found. A lighter fine of one penny is still charged at Cargill, Perthshire]
Source: Sir John Sinclair: Statistical Account of Cargill   

Issue: 067, 04/02/29 p. 79
Heading: Varieties, Para 11
Category: Chemical Industry   Sugar Industry   
Topic: Beet-Root Sugar in France

Issue: 067, 04/02/29 p. 79
Heading: Varieties, Para 4
Category: Medicine   Botany   
Topic: Medico-Botanical Society. [New members elected. Earl Stanhope, President, invested with the gold chain of office]
Person: NETHERLANDS, King of   DENMARK, King of   BERMUDEZ, Chevalier de Zea   MAHON, Viscount   POWIS, Earl   STANHOPE, Earl   

Issue: 067, 04/02/29 p. 79
Heading: Varieties, Para 7
Category: Botany   Climate   Pollution   Horticulture   
Topic: Taste and Utility. [The garden at Buckingham palace with orangeries and flower-gardens is designed as if Britain had a warm, southern climate. It also ignores the fact that many plants cannot stand the smoky atmosphere of London]
Person: NASH   NORTH, Lord   
Source: Hints and Observations respecting the Parks and Palaces, Etc   

Issue: 067, 04/02/29 p. 79
Heading: Varieties, Para 8
Category: Engineering   Ships   Wood   Timber   
Topic: Mixture of Woods. [The many woods from different parts of the world, used in shipbuilding, must make one another rot. This would be a good subject for "a scientific and philosophical inquiry"]

Issue: 067, 04/02/29 p. 79
Heading: Varieties, Para 9
Category: Engineering   Public Health   Steam Power   Water   Inventions   
Topic: Water. [Brande exhibits a model of a water-filtering invention]
Person: BRANDE   

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Issue: 067, 04/02/29 p. 66-67
Heading: Contre-Projet to the Humphreysian Code
Category: Legal Science   
Title: A Contre-Projet to the Humphreysian Code; and to the Projects of Redaction by Mesrs. Hammond, Uniacke, and Twiss
Author: PARK, John James   
Attribution: Barrister-at-law

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