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Issue: 069, 18/02/29 p. 106-107
Heading: Gold Mines of the Ural (Extract of a Letter from Professor Von Engelhardt)
Category: Geography   Russian Empire   Mining   Gold   
Topic: [Geological survey of the western slope of Mount Ural]
Person: D`ENGELHARDT, Professor   
Letter
Issue: 069, 18/02/29 p. 109-110
Heading: The Giraffe. (Extract of a letter from M. Acerbi)
Category: Zoology   Ruminantia   Giraffes   
Topic: [Earlier errors about the giraffe corrected. Its proportions, contrary to those suggested by Buffon. Its ease of movement, bending down to eat. Its silence. Its inoffensiveness of character. Though despised as "useless" by a Bedouin, its ability to excite curiosity in Europeans]
Person: BUFFON   ACERBI, M.   
Letter
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. 110, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Sepulchral, Para 9
Category: Archaeology   
Topic: Rocking-stones
Person: MACULLOCH, Dr.   RHODIUS, Apollonius   

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: Oneirological, Para 11
Category: Psychology   Philosophy   Dreams   Literature   
Topic: Good and Bad Dreams. [Relationship between waking and sleeping explored in classical literature]
Person: CICERO   ENNIUS   HOMER   ARISTHEUS   PHILOSTRATUS   VIVES   
Source: Vives: De Causis Corrupt. Art.   Miscellanea Curiosa   

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: 069, 18/02/29 p. 97
Heading: Modern English Wit. No. I
Category: Philosophy   Psychology   Science   
Topic: [Essay on wit, containing a sardonic reference to] the great improvement which has taken place in the feelings of society, the taste for discussion upon important questions, the very thinking habits of the present age, - short, Sir, the disposition to study THINGS [which] allow[s] no room for that play upon WORDS which delighted our ancestors.
Person: SMITH, Sir Sidney   JEFFREY   BROUGHAM   SHAKESPEARE   CERVANTES   RABELAIS   STERNE   SWIFT, Dean   RICHTER   

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Reviews

Issue: 069, 18/02/29 p. 100-102
Heading: Clapperton`s Travels
Category: Geography   West Africa   North Central Africa   
Title: Journey of a Second Expedition into the Interior of Africa, from the Bight of Benin to Soccatoo. To which is added, The Journal of Richard Lander from Kano to the Sea-coast, partly by a more Eastern route
Author: CLAPPERTON, Commander   
Attribution: Late of the Royal Navy

Issue: 069, 18/02/29 p. 102-104
Heading: Egyptian Monuments
Category: Archaeology   Egypt   Philology   
Title: L`Ecriture Sainte eclaircie par des Monumens Phenico-Assyriens et Egyptiens; (Translated as )
Author: LANCI, Michelange   
Attribution: Translator of Oriental Languages

Issue: 069, 18/02/29 p. 98
Heading: Travels in Arabia
Category: Geography   Egypt   Sudan   Saudi Arabia   
Title: Travels in Arabia, comprising an Account of those Territories in Hedjaz, which the Mohammedans regard as sacred
Author: BURCKHARDT, John Lewis   

Issue: 069, 18/02/29 p. 99-100
Heading: Arcana of Science
Category: Manufactures   Inventions   Fuels   Gas   Heating   Solar Heating   Book Production   Printing   Cookery   
Title: Arcana of Science, or Annual Register of the Useful Arts. Abridged from the Transactions of Public Societies, and from the Scientific Journals, British and Foreign, of the Past Year

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