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INDEX

.... 311

A.

B.

COL.

ACCELERATOR, Pedestrian's,..

143 | Ballad singing, on,.

223

Adventurers, Military, caution to,... 67 | Balloon, ascent of,.

780

Advertisement, curious,

210 Banks, Sir J. memoir of the Right Hon. 1073

Advice, wholesome,...

418 Barbarity, pious,

160

Affectation of Sensibility,

166

Benevolent Institutions, on, to Veritas,,, 485

Algerine Magician, prediction of an,.... 262

observations on, 881

cruelty, instances of,.

346 Bible, opinion of Sir Wm. Jones on the.. 423

- slavery, .

421 price of, in 1274,...

157

Algiers, despotism ofjo como

575 multiplication,

956

America, South, emigration to,

397 Birds, method of preserving, ...... 331, 790
Ancients, what did they require ? 352 Blasphemer, interesting trial of a,...... 134
Anecdote of Mr. Pitt,

76 Bonaparte, on the conduct of,. ..... 614
of Hyder Aly,

103 Bribery and Perjury, serious remarks on, 902
- Professional,

159 British Trade and Commerce, report of,. 90
Rabinical,

161 Brooke, Mrs. biography of,...... 349
Hymeneal,

169 Brotherly love, a true instance of,...... 264

of Christophe, ..... 171 | Buffier's singular wager,.

414

of a Lady,

221, 529

observations on,............. 607

of Dean Swift,.

reply to obervations on,.......

801

- Turkish,

379 | Burn's, Robert, letter of,.....

253

Allegorical,

492 Burying grounds, contracted, on the bad

- Newmarket,

493

effects of,

452

of Henry IV....

548 | Burying grounds, on,....

728

of Montecuculi,

558

C.

of her late Majesty, 646, 828 Calculation, curious mode of,.

.1045

Demerara,

685 Caloric, effects of,

655

of Cromwell,
711 Cardinal Wolsey, pride of, ....

825
-of Eimeo,..

765 Carlile, Richard, sentence passed on, 996
- interesting, ........ 843 Cash payments, on the resumption of,... 373

of the late Duke of Queensberry, 848 Causes of delinquency and crime,.
Anecdotes,
266, 407, 970 Caxton, William, memoir of,..

198

Animosity of Animals, doubtful,..... 576 Celestial phenomena, .357, 716, 807

Answer to Queries on Christ's descent Chalmers, extract from the sermon of, .. 213

into Hell,.

631

character of,..

215

to a Mathematical Problem,. 811 Character of our Lord,.

158

to Queries,

832 Charitable Institutions, hints on,..... 647

Antiquities,

53 Cheese, Parmasan,..

118

respecting Liverpool, 327 Christ, doubts on the Eternal Sonship of, 924
Archbishop of Jerusalem, an account of.. 52 Christian forbearance recommended, 8
Architecture, Naval, Annesley's new sys-

life, rules of,

139
tem of,

999

and Japanese prayer and praise, 360
Amdt's (printed Arnot's) true Christia- Christophe, address to,

953
nity, Extraets from, 620 Church in Liverpool, opening of,

775

Article, Indefinite, on the,..

730

service, query on an expression in, 834

Arts, Fine, on the,. .

..625,725 Cingalese Priests, an account of two,..58, 147

Association, London, in aid of the United Circumnavigation, American,

287

Brethren,...

474 Coal fire, management of,

764

Astronomy, Historical Sketch of,...128, Coins, ancient,

70

210, 342, 415, 503, 611, 950 Comet, observations occasioned by the

Astropomical misrepresentations corrected, 449

appearance of a,..

553

occurrences for Jan. 1820,. . 1044 Commercial report,.. 190, 301, 397, 493,

Awful and Sublime, distinction between,. 839

589, 685,781, 1005, 1085

...... 561
COL.

.. 740

71

do.

F.

COL.
Congreve's Patent Steam Engine, ......1002 Facilitator, Smythe's,...

. 269, 435
Conscience, power of, and connection be- False reasoning detected,.

436
tween morality and religion, 542 Fate of Genius,....

992
Contentment, thoughts on,

423 Fear of Punishment unfriendly to truth,. 515
Conversion of Prince Radzival,. 629 | Female Penitentiary,.

379
Corn Bill, observations on,.
393 Festival, singular,.

267
Correspondents, request to, :
190 Food of John the Baptist,

667
proposal to,
419 Fragment, Historical,..

357
Crichton, James, memoir of the celebrated, 272 Friendship, on, by a Lady,
Cube Root, new method of extracting, .. 408

G.
Custon, barbarous, in India,.

227 Galvanism, singular experiment on,..... 47
D.

Genius, remarkable instance of self-taught, 245
Death of an Esquimaux Indian,

Geology, by S. H. Boyd, Esq. ....775,

174
observations on,

849, 912, 1031
827

additional observations on,. .. .1041
Decision, legal, respecting a Meeting-

Glass, how to render less brittle,.......1045
house...

55
Deliverancé, singular,..

Good, essentially capable of shining by
695
its own lustre,...

99
Depravity, ingenious, instance of,

Grammar,

Criticisms on, ............. 636
consummate, an instance of,. 265

H.
Descent of Christ into Hell,.

492
Hanover, torture in,..

318
Do.
answer to queries on the,.... 631

Hebrides and Highlands of Scotland, tour
Do. observations on, by Clericus, . 845

to the,

193
Do.

by Christianus, 847
Do.

Hebrides, journal of a voyage to the, 305,
do. by an unknown cor-

401, 497, 593, 689, 785
respondent,

897
Devotion, thoughts on,....

Herculaneum Manuscripts,

361
97

observations on the, 367
Discovery of a secret,.

90
curious, .

Heresy, and Orthodoxy, remarks on,.... 514
154
Horæ Britannicæ,

465
important,

655
Disinterestedness, genuine, instance of,. . 266

Horse, singular instance of sagacity in a,. 325

Humane
Doctrine of the Church of England,

courage, instance of,

........ 671

I.
respecting Christ's descent into Hell, 767 Idea, on the meaning of the word,.

217
Document of Henry VIIL...

647
Dogs, instances of sagacity in,..

Improved Mill for grinding paint,

63
Domestic economy, answer to query on, 1054 Impropriety of many common expressions, 533
Domingo, St. missionary intelligence from,

Improvements, local, in Liverpool,. 774
77
Incident, remarkable,

359
manners prevailing in,... 84

well attested,

457
Dream, remarkable,.

..676, 963
curious,

925
Dreams, observations on the phenomena of, 961

Inconsistencies, apparent, of Scripture re-
Dry rot, how to prevent the,..

739
conciled,

530
Duppa's, Bishop, preaching, specimen of,

Independence in humble life,
883, 1045
Indian idolatry,

221
Duty on paper,

75
Inquiries, critical,..

419
E.

reply to,

640
Earth's inclination,...
.919, 1055 - antiquarian,...

641
Education, modern,

287
after books,....

646
of the poor in Ireland, 621 Inscription on a melancholy event,.
Effect of bot water on flowers,

828

-- on Crichton's portrait,. 505
Egyptian opinion of thunder,
163 Insects, methods for destroying,

62
Election and Predestination, on, 745 Institution for Deaf and Dumb, in Dublin, 878
Electricity, a query on,
834 Integrity, noble instance of,.

256
Elliptical Figures, query on,
806 Intelligence, Missionary, ..

673
Emigrants returned from America,. 766 Irreverence in Public Worship repre-
Employment of the poor, on the,..... 657 hended,

990
English language, miscellaneous obser- Judas, answer to a question respecting... 978
vations on the,... 205 Judgment, a dreadful,

157
Epitaph in Windleshire Abbey, 226 Juggernaut, description of,
on an Alchymist,
............ 227

K.
remarkable,

334 Kotzebue, assassination of,.......
Essay on Primeval Light,

biographical sketch of, 539
Essay on Anecdote,............

551

L.
Ethics, Persian,...
714 Labrador, voyage to, .

815
Etiquette, barbarous Russian,

669 Lee, Rev. Samuel, interesting account of, 178
Exley, Mr. Thomas, A. M. memoir of,.. 577 Letter, singular,

217
Do. Reply to, Sir Richard Phillips, 717 Life, on the tree of,

737

988

69

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.... 668

... 932

• 175

... 257

COL.

COL.

.... 949

673

on a query,

Longevity, instance of,......

979 Primeval light, on, by E. S. C......... 429
Lord our Righteousness, on the, 931 Privilege, extraordinary,

65
Luther, distich by,.

221 Property Tax, observations on the,. 375
M.1,

Proverbial Phrases, danger of,. . 1071
Mammoth, living,
74 Public worship, on,

729
Man, stature of,

158 Pump, self-acting,
Man, love to,

162

Q.
Manure, on the importance of preparing, 51 Query, scientific,

... 996
Martyrs to science,

243 Queries,..

...571, 576, 669, 1083
Mathematics, on the utility of,. .752, 793 interesting, to correspondents, .. 268
Medicine for the soul,

75
to correspondents,....

395
Meetings, Missionary,..

153

respecting the Apostles' Creed,.. 492
Methodist anniversary,.

296
on Domestic economy,

658
political, Manchester,

587

on the Divine foreknowledge,
Mercury, transits of,

808

with observations on do....... 748
Mexican chief, letter from a,.......431, 516

to correspondents, ...762, 994, 1072
Michael's Patent Sliding Sashes,. 549

respecting Balloons,

992
Misery, on the perpetuity of ..... 926, 1011 Question, on the Catholic claims, 722
Modesty, on,

638
a new,

905
Monthly Magazine, observations on an Questions, interesting to correspondents, 340
article in the,.... 506

important,

377
Morals, American, specimen of,

538
to Delta,.

675
Moravian Mission at the Cape of Good

R.
Hope, distresses of, .
584 Recipe for colds and coughs,.

398
Mungo Park,

254 Reformation wanted,.
N.
Regulations recommended,

746
Necessary Existence of God, on the,. 1 Remarks on 1 Timothy, ii. 1-6, 519
Negro, cruelty to a, ..
163

991
Newton, Rev. John, original letter of the, 251 Replies to Queries,.

879, 1084
Novel reading, on,...

977 Review of a Letter, by Verax, on the Pre-
Stowe PP
0.

science of God,.. 14, 105, 246, 335
Ocean, curious and interesting experi-

of the Rev. R. Phillip's letters to
ments on the pressure of the,. .1009

the Rev. G. Harris,

27
Only, remarks on the word,..

426

of Scripture and Calvinism, 112
O’Callaghan's Birch, remarks on, ...... 491

of Letters of W. Thompson,,

369
P.

The Youth's Theological Dic-
Paradise, on the Language spoken in,... 733

tionary,...

459
observations on the, 997 of Rise and Progress of Local
Paradox, witty,

356
Preachers,

512
Pardon not an acquittal,

729
The Ædipus Romanus,

..641, 703
- reply to,...... 958

An infallible guide to a pleasant
Paris, moral barometer of,

46
and happy marriage,

660
Participle, observations on,...

732
Deism refuted,

769
Pauperism, on the cause and increase of,

of the history of Dublin,

812
38, 119

of the Rev. J. Sutcliffe's Gram-
Pawnbroking,

144
mar, .

..937, 1013
Penetration, profound,...

166

of Grant's elegant st lections, ...1027
Penitentiary, London Female,.

379

Sleigh's practical Dictionary,...1028
Persecution of Irish Missionaries,

877

S.
Pestalozzi's System of Education,. 653 Schools, City of London National,...... 472
Phillips, Sir Richard, remarks on, by School rooms, means of warming, 715

Mr. Exley,.. .229, 319 Schurman, Anna Maria, memoir of, 312
reply to Mr. Exley,
563 Selections from Selden,...

224, 841
strictures on reply of, by Mr. Serbellone, life and conduct of,..

35
Exley,

717 Signs, doubtful interpretation of,. 113
Sir Richard, Philosophy of,. .. 964 information by,

829
Charles, Esq. speech of,. 971 Slave-ship wrecked,

167
Polar Expedition, ....523, 598, 697 Slave-dealers punished,

173
Possessive cases, observations on, 845 Slavery, American,

814
Presbyterian meeting, curious account of, 682 Smith, Mr. memoir of, ...835, 892, 1067
Preservation, remarkable,
623 Smythe's Patent Pump,.

155
Prices of domestic articles,
94 Society, Auxiliary Bible,

162
Current, 399,495, 591, 687, 783,

British and Foreign Bible,. 288
1007, 1087
anniversary of,

293
Primeval light, on, by Omicron,. 377

Church of England Missionary,. 298
by Agricola, 428

Prayer book, Homily, &c...... 299

COL.

• 152

491

COL.

287
Society, Scripture admonition,

299 | Variations in the price of articles,
Literary Fund,...
300 Venus, transits of,.

492
Port of London,

381

W.
- Naval and Military Bible,. 382 Wantonness and Murder,

169
London Missionary,:

384 Wesleyan doctrines, reply to query on,..1011
for promoting Christianity among Wilberforce, Wm. Esq. M. P. memoir of, 858
the Jews,..
387 Wynken de Worde, memoir of,,

353
Protestant,

391
British and Foreign School,. 467

POETRY.
Hibernian,

470
National School,

473 Acrostics on Two Cingalese Priests,
Religious Tract.
479 Anchor necessary for safety,

560
Irish Evangelical,.
481 Birch of O'Callaghan, .

351
Widows, Friend, and Benevolent, 482 Cato to Labienus,

1070
in Scotland, for promoting Religion Choice, the,

760
in the Highlands and Islands, 483 Comet, tbe,

650
Lancashire Auxiliary Missionary, 586 Drunkards and Idolaters, on,.

872
Bible, Dublin,
623 Epigrams,

506
Hibernian Missionary,
678 Epitaph on Mrs. Mason,

262
Purgatorian,...

903
remarkable,

559
Soda water, recipe for making,

547 | Evening,....
Solution of an Algebraic Problem,... 234 Hebrew Shepherds, the, a fragment,....1071
Square and Cube Number, to find the,.. 523 Hymn, Cradle,.

761
Steam vessel, American,.............. 396 Inscription on two pillars,

95
Steam, on heating by,
929 Iphigenia of Timanthes,.

.871, 985
Stromboli, mount, an account of,. 723 Lay, Villager's, Canto I..

869
Substratum of Matter, observations on the, 980

Canto II.

986
Suicide, Duelling, and Boxing, on,..... 89 Life compared to a cloud,

652
Sunday Schools,..
288 Lines to the Editor,

490
Sunday Newspapers,
489 Maria, to,

760
Superstition, effects of,..
146 Memory, to,..

652
Mermaid Hoax,

651
T.
Monastic Ode,

537
Talents, comparative estimate of,

142

Answer to,....
Teignmouth, Lord, memoir of,

. 1061
Myra,......

447
Telemachus, rock of,

76
Negro's prayer,

984
Temptations and Evil Propensities, re-

November, progress of,

535
marks on, ......

905
Title, singular,

Nuptials of George III............... 872
165

Peace, the hour of,..
Tower of St. Nicholas Church,

572
Trengrouse's Life Preserver,...........

Pompey the Great, apotheosis of,

..1070
438
Typhus Fever, recipe to prevent the,.... 171 Rees, Dr. Cyclopedia, on,.....

Printing house, on a, ....

761
U. V.

Saints, on praying tog.
Union, Protestant, resolutions of the, 170 Slave, the,

649
Vampyre, history of the,
236 World, on the,.

506

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Imperial Magazine ;

OR, COMPENDIUM OF RELIGIOUS, MORAL,' PHILOSOPHICAL KNOWLEDGE.

THE VALUE OF A BOOK IS TO BE ESTIMATED BY ITS USE."

ENCE OF

THE GREAT FIRST CAUSE

THOUGHTS ON THE NECESSARY EXIST- 1 given aggregate, and all the parts of

which that whole is composed, must OF ALL FINITE BEING.

necessarily be the same. If, therefore,

all the parts are finite, só also niust be the When we contemplate our own exist whole, which is formed of these parts.' ence, it is natural for a thinking mind In addition to the preceding observato inquire,—whence did I come,- to tions, all the generations of men, as what primary power am I indebted for well as the individuals which compose my being, -and by what modes of them, are dependent upon those which reasoning and inquiry, shall I obtain a immediately preceded them. If, theresatisfactory knowledge of that primitive fore, we allow the whole, to form in the Cause from which I have derived those aggregate an infinite series, we must bodily powers, and mental energies, suppose the existence of an infinite which I possess ?

series of dependent beings to be not That I am in existence, is a truth too merely abstractedly possible, but to be plain to require proof, or to admit de- in a state of actual existence. Now nial. I could not have imparted that if this series be actually infinite, it folexistence to myself; for this would im- lows, that it must also be independent, ply action prior to being, which is abso- for no series can be strictly infinite, lutely impossible; because action, which that is not absolutely independent. But necessarily presupposes existence, can how an infinite series can be constituted never be its primary cause. The same by an accumulation of finite links; or truth which is conclusive with regard how the whole can include independence to myself, is equally applicable to every in its nature, when all the parts of which creature and thing within the vast em- it is composed are actually dependent; pire of Being. If, therefore, I could not we can never hope to know, until we have imparted existence to myself, so can reconcile contradictions. neither could any of my progenitors Admitting an infinite series to exist, have imparted existence to themselves. we would ask-Suppose, as all the parts This truth being granted, one of the two of which it is composed are finite, one following propositions must be admit- individual generation were subtracted ted: first, either the ancestors of human from the general mass, would that nature, must, in a vast chain of retro. which remains be finite or infinite? If gression, have existed without a begin- infinite, it must have been more than ning; or, secondly, man must be pri- infinite before the subtraction was marily indebted to some independent made, which is impossible. But if it power, for that existence which he be finite, as that which is supposed to enjoys. Now, if out of two given be subtracted is finite also, it is equally propositions, one of which must be impossible to imagine, with any consisttrue, we can prove one to be false, ency of thought, that the union of two the truth of the other will be clearly de- parts, each of which is avowedly finite, monstrated.

can ever constitute that which is infinite. It is a self-evident fact, that all indi- And to suppose the whole to be infinite, viduals of the human race, as well as while all the parts, of which that whole all the generations of these individuals, is composed, are finite, is to make the are limited as to the duration of their whole to be infinite and not infinite at existence. Each has had a commence- the same time. ment of being; and, in those that are The supposition that the whole may now no more, that commencement has be independent, while all the parts of been succeeded by a termination, so far which it is composed are dependent, is as it respects our present state. Hence attended with consequences not less all the parts are necessarily finite"; and absurd. In this case, we must suppose, po accumulation of finites can ever that all the parts are dependent upon make an infinite. The whole of any each other in continued retrogression, No. 1.-VOL. I.

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