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CHAMBERS'S

EDINBURGH JOURNAL.



NEW SERIES.



CONDUCTED BY

WILLIAM AND ROBERT CHAMBERS,

EDITORS OF 'CHAMBERS'S EDUCATIONAL COURSE,' 'INFORMATION FOR THE PEOPLE,' &c.

VOLUME XVII.



Nos. 418 to 443. JANUARY-JUNE, 1852.



WILLIAM AND ROBERT CHAMBERS, LONDON AND EDINBURGH. 1852.

Edinburgh: Printed by W. and R. Chambers.



[Transcriber's Note: This cross reference of issue number to page number for Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, Volume 17, was provided by the transcriber.

Issue Page Date No. 418. 1-16 January 3, 1852. No. 419. 17-32 January 10, 1852. No. 420. 33-48 January 17, 1852. No. 421. 49-64 January 24, 1852. No. 422. 65-80 January 31, 1852. No. 423. 81-96 February 7, 1852. No. 424. 97-112 February 14, 1852. No. 425. 113-128 February 21, 1852. No. 426. 129-144 February 28, 1852. No. 427. 145-160 March 6, 1852. No. 428. 161-176 March 13, 1852. No. 429. 177-192 March 20, 1852. No. 430. 193-208 March 27, 1852. No. 431. 209-224 April 3, 1852. No. 432. 225-240 April 10, 1852. No. 433. 241-256 April 17, 1852. No. 434. 257-272 April 24, 1852. No. 435. 273-288 May 1, 1852. No. 436. 289-304 May 8, 1852. No. 437. 305-320 May 15, 1852. No. 438. 321-336 May 22, 1852. No. 439. 337-352 May 29, 1852. No. 440. 353-368 June 5, 1852. No. 441. 369-384 June 12, 1852. No. 442. 385-400 June 19, 1852. No. 443. 401-416 June 26, 1852.

End of Transcriber Note.]



INDEX.

FAMILIAR SKETCHES AND MORAL ESSAYS.

Page

Afghan Blunder, the Great, 118 Age, Prosaic Spirit of the, 401 Ages, Lost, 17 Air-Travelling, 215 America, Railway Jubilee in, 75 Ayah, the, 249 Beggars in the Far East, 29 Cash, Corn, and Coal Markets, 42 Chapter on Cats, 27 Charitable Chums' Benefit Club, 145 Child's Toy, 1 City Inquest for the Poor, 232 Clubs, Unfashionable, 369 Crossing-Sweepers of London, 305 Curiosities of Chess, 186 Day at the Baths of Lucca, 219 Dibdin's Sailor-Songs, 124 Dingy House, the, 241 Dinner-Bell, 161 Edfou and its Neighbourhood, 171 Evening in Westminster, 153 Family Life in a Negro Town, 12 Forced Benefits, 273 Glimpse of Ballyvourney, 245 Half-penny Worth of Navigation, 333 Happy Jacks, 65 Holmfirth Flood, Visit to the Scene of the, 353 How is the World Using You? 33 Imperfect Respectabilities, 209 Indus, up the, 81 Infant Schools in Hungary, 133 Last of the Palaeologi, 24 Laughter, Philosophy of, 321 London Crossing-Sweepers, 305 Lost Ages, 17 Lowell Mechanics' Fair, 181 Mediaeval Mania, 225 Music-Grinders of the Metropolis, 197 Musical Season, 289 Negro Town, Life in a, 12 Night in a German Wood, 381 Nightingale, a Musical Question, 392 Number Twelve, 412 Old House in Crane Court, 385 Pattern Nation, the, 97 Pet-Birds of India, 190 Phantoms of the Far East, 314 Philosophy of Laughter, 321 —— the Shears, 390 Popular Music—Mainzer, 103 Pronouncers, 193 Prosaic Spirit of the Age, 401 Puff and Push, 257 Railway Jubilee in America, 75 Rambles in Search of Wild-flowers, 151 Royal Italian Opera, Visit to the, 410 Rustication in a French Village, 311 Sea and the Poets, 185 Sisters of Charity in Bohemia, 35 Steeple Jack's Secret, 89 Summer Lodgings, 345 Therefore and Because, 337 Things in Expectation, 177 Time's Review of Character—Robespierre, 129 Toy, Child's, 1 Tree of Solomon, 405 Unfashionable Clubs, 369 Up the Indus, 81 Venice, 113 Visit to the Scene of the Holmfirth Flood, 353 Westminster, Evening in, 153 Why the Scotch do not Shut the Door, 169

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POETRY.

Bugle Song, 402 By the Sea, 128 Forest Teachings, 112 In Expectation of Death—Constantia, 352 Jupiter, an Evening Star, 288 Kunjunee, 384 Lines, 304 Linnaea Borealis, 16 Martyrdom of Faithful in Vanity Fair, 32 Mountains in Snow, 80 Nightingale, 392 Noble Mariner, 48 Oases of Libya, 224 Rejected Lover, a, 208 Saint Elizabeth of Bohemia, 240 Sitting on the Shore, 144 Sky-lark's Song, 192 Sonnet, 272 Sonnet: On my little Boy's first trying to say 'Pa-pa,' 416 Tongue of Fire, 336 Welcome Sacrifice, a, 176 Wet Shroud, 320 Where'er there's a Will there's a Way, 64 Wind-storm at Night, 368 Wordsworth, to, 96

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POPULAR SCIENCE.

Acalephae, 87 Arago on the Sun, 371 Colour in Dress, 123 Cooling the Air of Rooms in Hot Climates, 194 Crustacea, their Exuviation, 248 Dodo, Memorials of the, 360 Dust-showers and Red Rain, 230 Electro-Magnetic Machine, 121 Glaciers, Ancient, in the Lake Country, 400 Insect Wings, 309 Insects, Tenacity of Life in, 121 Ivory and its Applications, 57 Jelly-fishes, 87 Lodoicea Seychellarum, 405 Pendulum, why does it Swing? 6 Red Rain and Dust-showers, 230 Sewed Muslins, 125 Things Talked of in London 77, 141, 205, 270, 349, 414 Vegetation of Europe, 331 Wild-flowers, 151

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TALES AND OTHER NARRATIVES.

Admiral Blake, Memoir of, 342 Adventures of an Army Physician, 37 Artist's Sacrifice, 93 Barbara's Sea-side Excursion, 373 Blighted Flowers, 60 Breguet the Clockmaker, 239 Burgomaster Law in Prussia, 284 Chapter on Cats, 159 Church of the Cup of Cold Water, 195 Colours in Ladies' Dress, 144 Cooper the Novelist, Memoir of, 3 Counter-stroke, 325 Country Cousin, 8 Daughter of the Bardi, 247 David's Last Picture, 339 Duel, a, in 1830, 403 Forest Trees, 160 Gaspar Mendez, Story of, 18 Happy Jacks, 65 History of Jane a Poole, 203 Hunchback of Strasbourg, 387 Incendiary, 355 Jeffrey, Memoir of, 277 La Rosiere, 147 Last of the Palaeologi, 24 —— Revel, 210 Legend of Amen Corner, 227 Little Gray Gossip, 318 Losing Game, 135 Mainzer, Account of Dr, 103 Memoir for the Million, 217 Mendez, Gaspar, 18 Mezzofanti, Cardinal, 297 Missing Ship, the, 254 Monomania, 259 Monsieur Jerome and the Russian Princess, 274 Moonlight Ride, 281 My Travelling Companion, 99 Mysterious Lady, 41 Night in a German Wood, 381 Number Twelve, 412 Ossoli, Margaret Fuller, 322 Oyster-eating, Facts as to, 224 Palo de Vaca, or Cow-tree, 144 Really! Indeed! Impossible! 116 Recollections of a Police-Officer, 259 Rembrandt, Story of, 45 Reminiscences of an Attorney, 355 Remittances to and from Emigrants, 160 Robespierre, Account of, 129 Tales of the Coast-Guard, 210 Tollman's Story, 293 Tree of Solomon, 405 Two Kinds of Honesty, 163 Vatteville Ruby, 70 Venetian Adventure of Yesterday, 364 Vincejo's Prize, 263 Whisky and Misery, 160 Wolf-gathering, 49 Wrecker, the, 179

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NOTICES OF BOOKS.

Annuaire du Bureau des Longitudes, 371 Arthur's Successful Merchant, 188 Cockburn's Memoirs of Jeffrey, 277 Desert Home, Reid's, 67 Dixon's Robert Blake, 342 Fortune's Wanderings in China, 395 Gutzlaff's Life of Taou-Kwang, 243 Head's, Sir Francis, Faggot of French Sticks, 54 Helps's Friends in Council, 84 Henfrey's Vegetation of Europe, 331 Jerdan's Autobiography, 375 Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli, 322 Men of the Time, 155 Prisons, Mr Hill's Report on, 30 Reach's Claret and Olives, 267 Reid's Desert Home, 67 Taylor's Notes from Life, 72 Ware's Sketch of European Capitals, 126 Whately's Book of Synonyms, 157 Willmott's Pleasures, Objects, and Advantages of Literature, 251 Worsaae's Account of the Danes and Norwegians in England, &c. 286 Zschokke's Labour Stands on Golden Feet, 301

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MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES OF INSTRUCTION AND ENTERTAINMENT.

Accidents at Sea, 95 Aerostation, 214 Afghan War, 119 Africa, Semi-civilisation in, 12 Allopathists and Homoeopathists, 175 Anderson's Pills, 362 Arctic Regions, Food of the, 91 Australia, Gold-fever in, 282 ——, Notes from, 62 Ayah, the, 249 Balloon, M. Petin's Monster, 215 Ballyvourney, Glimpse of, 245 Bank of England, 42 Beggars in India, 29 Blake, Admiral, Memoir of, 342 Bohemia, Sisters of Charity in, 35 Breguet the Clockmaker, 239 Brooke, Rajah, 155 Budgett, Samuel, Memoir of, 188 Burgomaster Law in Prussia, 284 Cambridge, Student-life at, 366 Cats, Chapter on, 27 Charitable Chums' Benefit Club, 145 Charity, Curiosities of Posthumous, 298 Chess, Curiosities of, 186 China, Paper-money in, 347 City Inquest for the Poor, 232 Clubs of the Poorer Classes, 369 Clyde, Lodgings by the, 345 Cocoa-nut, double, of the Seychelles, 405 Colonial Penny-postage, 235 —— Training-school, 153 Colour in Dress, Science of, 123 Commandite, Partnership in, 138 Cooling the Air of Rooms in Hot Climates, 194 Cooper, James Fenimore, 3 Corn Market, 44 Criminal Trials, 378 Crossing-sweepers of London, 305 Curiosities of Chess, 186 —— Posthumous Charity, 298 Curiosity of Natural History, 248 Danes and Norwegians in England, 286 Decimal System of Coinage, 167 —— Weights and Measures, 316 Dibdin's Sailor-Songs, 124 Dickens, Charles, 155 Dinner Hour, 161 Doctor versus the Medicine, 175 Dodo, Memorials of the, 360 Dr Dickson, Memoir of, 217 Dust-showers and Red Rain, 230 Edfou and its Neighbourhood, 170 Electioneering Curiosity, 47 Electro-magnetic Machine, 123 Emigrants, a Word to Genteel, 143 Emigration, Genius for, 107 Emperor of China, the late, 243 Employers and Employed, 110 Europe, Vegetation of, 331 Example, Influence of, 223 Expectation, Things in, 177 False Political Economy, 10, 52, 408 Fire-panics, Recent, 140 Food of the Arctic Regions, 91 France, Effect of Division of Land in, 97 Frauds, Legislative Protection against, 408 Garonne to the Rhone, Notes by the Way, 267 Genius for Emigration, 107 Glaciers, Ancient, in the Lake Country, 400 Gold-fever in Australia, 282 Great Oyer of Poisoning, 397 Half-penny Steamers on the Thames, 333 Handworkers of Germany, 301 Helps, Account of his Essays, 84 Holmfirth Flood, Account of the, 353 Homoeopathists and Allopathists, 175 Hume, Joseph, 155 Hungary, Infant Schools in, 133 India, Pet-birds of, 191 Indus, Voyage up the, 81 Influences of the Railway System, 22 Insect Wings, 309 Ivory and its Applications, 57 Jackson, Dr, Memoir of, 37 Jane a Poole, a Curious Piece of Family History, 203 Jeffrey, Cockburn's Memoir of, 277 Jelly-fishes, 87 Jerdan's Autobiography, 375 Kites, Uses to which they have been applied, 1 Laughter, Philosophy of, 321 Les Petites Soeurs, Society of, 241 London Cab Reform, 235 —— Newspaper in 1667, 334 Lowell Mechanics' Fair, 181 Lucca, Day at the Baths of, 219 Mainzer—Popular Music, 103 Marshal Macdonald, his Nativity and Parentage, 416 Memoir for the Million, 217 Memorials of the Dodo, 360 Mezzofanti, Cardinal, 297 Monograms of Painters, 264 Monopolies, 362 Musical Season in London, 289 Music-grinders of London, 197 National Debt, Plans for Paying, 52 Neuralgia, 399 Newcastle Chronicle for 1765-6, 105 New York, Fire-panics in, 140 —— Strike in, 173 Night in a German Wood, 381 Nightingale, a Musical Question, 392 Notes from Australia, 62 Occasional Notes, 121, 235 Ophir Diggings of Australia, 201 Ossoli, Margaret Fuller, 322 Painters' Monograms, 264 Palaeologi, Family of the, 24 Paper-money in China, 347 Paris, Sir F. Head's Sketches of, 54 Partnership in Commandite, 138 Pendulum, why it Swings, 6 Penny-stamp on Newspapers, 329 Pleasures of Literature, 251 Political Economy, False, 10, 52, 408 Pre-Raphaelite School of Art, 225 Prisons, Report on the State of, 30 Puffs of London Shopkeepers, 257 Railway Jubilee in America, 75 —— System, Influences of, 22 Rembrandt, Account of, 45 Robespierre, Time's Review of, 129 Royal Italian Opera, description of the, 410 Rustication in a French Village, 311 Sailor's Life at Sea, 221 Scottish Hospital, 385 Sea, Accidents at, 95 —— and the Poets, 185 Sewed Muslins, 125 Sisters of Charity in Bohemia, 35 Small Investments, 250 Somerset and Overbury Tragedy, 378, 397 Spitting, American Habit of, 126 Steeple Jack, Account of him, 89 Stock Exchange, 44 Strike in New York, 173 Student-life at Cambridge, 366 Sun, Arago on the, 371 Superstitions of India, 314 Surveying Voyage of the Rattlesnake, 236 Synonyms, English, 157 Tailor-philosopher, 390 Taxes on Knowledge, 329 Taylor, Henry, Account of his Writings, 72 Tea-countries of China, 395 Tenacity of Life in Insects, 121 Thackeray, W. M., 155 Things Talked of in London, 77, 141, 205, 270, 349, 414 Tree of Solomon, 405 Vegetation of Europe, 331 Venetian Adventure, 364 Venice, 113 Vincejo's Prize, 263 Voice from the Diggings, 201 Voyage up the Indus, 81 Weights and Measures, Decimal System of, 316 Wild-flowers, Rambles in Search of, 151 Wines, Law Concerning, 10 Wolves, Children Suckled by, 122

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ANECDOTES AND PARAGRAPHS.

Amber, Variety of, 32 American Editor, 32 Boston, Scene in, 335 Californian Items, 48 Cheap Living, 80 Children of Prisons, 288 Children's Joys and Sorrows, 207 Commercial Ports in England, 15 Copper-plate Engravings copied on Stone, 416 Cowden Clarke, Mrs, American Testimonial to, 96 Dog-selling Extraordinary, 192 Domestication of Wild Bees, 416 Dreams, 368 English Ploughing, 111 Excessive Modesty, 384 French Battle-pictures, 31 Ground-Lizard of Jamaica, 63 Illustrations of Extreme Minuteness, 304 Intellect Developed by Labour, 96 Intending Emigrants, Note to, 240 John Bunyan and Mince-pies, 111 Juvenile Energy, 192 Lard-Candles, 48 Literary Circles of London, 192 Lord Rosse's Discoveries, 304 Lottery of Death, 352 'Magnetoscope,' 127 Man for the World, 352 Mangel-wurzel, New Application of, 31 Man-of-War, or Man of Peace, 240 Marshal Macdonald, 416 'My Travelling Companion,' 176 National Customs, 128 Nativity and Parentage of Marshal Macdonald, Duke of Tarentum, 416 Negro's Account of Liberia, 48 Nerve, 80 New England, Scene in, 64 'Robespierre,' 208 Sea-kings of Nantucket, 16 Serpents, have they Taste? 32 Sheriffmuir, Anecdote of the Field of, 111 Slow but Sure, 16 Soap-bubble, Thinness of a, 111 South-African Reptiles, 304 Tears of Oysters, 208 Turn of Life, 79 Twenty-four Hours of a Sailor's Life at Sea, 384 Unfortunate Man, 16 Village Cleaning, 127 'Visit to an English Monastery,' 96 Water, 352 Wild Animals in Confinement, 256 —— Bees, Domestication of, 416 Wings of Insects, Rate at which they move, 176 Wire Used in Embroidery, 80 Women, 64

THE END

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