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ABARIS, the Hyperborean, 301

Antiquity of the world, 415
Aldals, Eastern saints, 562

extravagant claims to, 445
Abiponians, a tribe of American Indians, 83 Antipodes, 478
Abdalonymus, 302

Anachorets, or anchorets, 541
Abjuration, an ancient English custom, 299 Animal magnetisın, 685
Abelard and Eloisa, the true story of, 496 Antiquities of Benevento in Italy, 694
Abstinence from food, 524.

at Abydus in Egypt, 696
Abracadabra, a Syrian god, 539

Ants' eggs, 766
Abyssinian feast, 230

- bills, methods of destroying, 768
Acridophagi, or locust-eaters of Ethiopia, Aormas, a bigbi rock in India, 622
159

Apparitions, remarks on, 682
Adam, legendary account of, 439.

Appellations, corrupted, 786

Adams, Jack, the astrologer, 361

Arabians, manners and customs of the, 120

Adamites, a sect of ancient heretics, 549 Arimanius, the evil god of the Persians, 535

Adoration of the Hindoos, mode of, 139 Armenians, religion of the, 513

Adriau's wall, 708

Aranjuez, palace of, 718

Adultery, punishments of, 298

Ashantees, manners and customs of the, 18

Aerostation, history of, 448

Asyla of altars and temples, 236
Eina, a barving mountain of Sicily, 635 Asphyxia, or suspended animation, 515
Etites, or eagle stone, 611

Astronomical machine, Dr. Long's, 570
Agouti, an American animal, 736

Assassins, a sect of Mahometans, 554

Albinos, as deseribed by the Portuguese, 112 Astrology, 671

Aleppo, climate, religion, and customs of, 93 Athenian girls, description of, 44

Algerines, account of the, 45

Atooi, one of the Sandwich islands, 66

Algonquins, a nation of N. America, 163 Avalanches, masses of snow, 662

Alibamons, a tribe of Indians, 190

Avars, a tribe of Sarmatian origin, 202

All-fools' day, 249

Ausenses, a people of Lybia, 115

All-hallow even, or nut-crack night, 232 Austerlitz, baitle of, 514

Atarof, the Mabonetan partition wall, 554 | Aogery, 667

Alme, or alma, dancing girls, 272

Babel, account of the city and tower of, 716

Alphabetical characters, combinations of, Bagdad, view of society in, 31
799

Babylonians, peculiar customs of the, 65
Alps, a range of mountains, 624

Barcans, of Africa, account of the, 32
Alexandrian library, 708

Balinese, manners and customs of the, 99

Amazons, an account of the, 146

Baptism of ships, 235

Amboyna, castoins, religion, &c. in, 56 Bachelors, laws respecting, 291

Americans, eustoms, dress, &o. of the, 76 Bakers, history of, 447

America, probable manner of first people. Balbec, ruins of, 806

ing, 87

Ballad-singers, English, 474

Amulets, 680

Barbarity in Virginia, 466

Angoy, a kingdom of Africa, 167

Balloons, 448

Anussi, a province of Madagascar, 189 Banjan tree, 783

Ansarians, a people of Syria, 141

Battles, 500, 512, 514

Ansikans, inbabitants of Africa, 128 Bangorian controversy, history of the, 563
Anthropophagi, or man-eaters, 73

Battering-ram, and ancient arms, 572

biards, 69

Birth-day, 277

Bloed, colonel, 353

498

Blad lads, extraordinary
Blood, force of the, 585

transfusion of, 586
Blood-bound, 742
Black bares, 739

INDEX,
Beds, 574

Calcutta, history of the capture of, 498
Bebeten, Jacob, the Teutonic philosopher, Carthusians, 546
322

Cainites,' a sect of beretics, 569
Bells, antiquity of, 253

Calomet among the Indians, 543
superstitious uses of, 256

Carmelites, a tribe of mendicant friars, 547
Belamites, or thander-bolts, 612

Cavern of Antiparos, 599
Beltaa,superstitious custom in Scotland, 248 Caves in Scotland and America, 60
Beguins, a congregation of nuns, 5 16

Canal of Scotland, the great, 723
Bacog fossil in Devonsbire, 616

Canadian jerboa, 737
Barcarrot noted for fine thread, 719

Castles, history of ancient English, 709
Bes-Nevis, a mountaja of Scotland, 623

Celtiberians, a warlike nation, 162
Belotnaney, dimination by arrows, 691

Celestines, a religions order, 548
Bengal, extraordinary phenomeaon in, 711

Celibacy and marriage, laws respecting, 291
Diseasers
, a distinct people from the Spa- Ceylonese, account of the, 154

Centipede worms, 757
Bissaons inbabitants of an Africa island, Chaos, 591
163

Charcoal, porousness and durability of, 591

Chattertoo, Thomas, 123
Bird-catching, Italian method of, 471 Chinese, manners of the, 9

customs peculiar to the, 10
Black-bale prison, Calcutta, catastrophe at,

entertainments, 11

tea drinking among the, 13
Blenheim, battle of, 512

religious sects among the, 16
case of a, 318 Christening customs, 290

Christmas-keeping, 257

within doors in Germany, 263
Church bells, origin of, 254

Circassians, account of the, 209
Beat for ascending rapids ja risers, 579

Circulation of the blood, 561
Bockboldt, or Boccold, John, 306

Clans in Scotland, 530
Bre, a moving one in Irelaad, 605

Clemency, instances of, 467
Clocks, invention of, 577

Cleopatra’s needle, and Pompey's pillar, 592
Bövk-Formos, antidotes against, 801

Cochin-china, inbabitants of, 15
a species of Hottentots, 128 Coreans, account of ebe, 168
Booshooanes, a tribe in the N. of Africa, 175 Cock-fighting, 215

Collins, ancient customs respecting, 299
Boarguignoas, or Burgundians, 173 Congoese, an African nation, 171

Cossacks, account of the, 53
Corde, Charlotte, the assassin of Marat, 436

Coroner's inquest, origin of the, 250
respecting, 278 Cornaro, Lewis, the Venetian, 324

Coryate, Thomas, 327,
Britton, T. the musical sınall-coal man, 367 Coral-fishery, 472

Coin of the realm, 479
Comet, 803
Commonwealth of Babina, in Poland, 501
Cork-jackets, 575

Colebrook Dale, in Shropshire, 661
Buck bars, manners, customs, &c. of tbe. 28

Cock crowing, 772
Crab, the land, 739

Cross, punishment by the, 214
Bucephalus, the horse of Alexander, 447

- superstitious adoration of the, 555
Cromwell, Oliver, the protector, 331
Cruden, Alex. author of the Concordance,

396

Crowns, ancient, 571
Cantabrians, the enemies of the Romans, 76 Crow, power of reason in a, 772

Cricket, the field, domestic and mole, 754
Currents in Norway, 660
Customs at weddings, 280
Cuerenbent, Theodore van, 315
Dahomans, inbabitants of Africa, 186

Bombay, curiosities of, 697
Boozes of China, 637

Basbi-s-men,

Boule-conjoror, 463

Boorignon, madam, 435
Brank for correcting scolding women, 576
Brasilian flexible stone, 615
Brides, ancient castoms
Bridgetins, a religious order, 562
Brossier, Martha, the demoniac, 434
Broway, 791
Brine-springs, 655
Brieks, ancient, 726
Bridges, natural, pendent, &c. 721
Ball-fighting, Roman, 218, Spanish, 219,
Burying alive, a punishment, 236
Baztop, Jedediah, 398
Bachanites, a sect in Scotland, 568
Batter-tree (shen-tree) 778
Caledonia, New, inhabitants of, 155

California, inhabitants of, 195
Caffres described, 202
Carbonari oi Italy, 34
Cardinal, origin and office of, 246
Calas, Jobo, 403

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Dances, ancient, 271

Gladiators, an account of the, 205
of the calumet, 272

Gladiator, the dying, 721
Dancing girls in Egypt, 272

Glass, astonishing properties of, 78
Dancers, a religious sect in Flanders, 565 Gnats, 765
Darien, inhabitants of, 201

Golden fish, 762
Day, Thomas, 418

Goldsmith, Oliver, 414
Dead sea, or lake of Asphaltites, 658 Going a Gooding on St. Thomas's day, 234
Deafness, and dumbness, 517

Gordian knot, 487
Dee, John, 316

Gog and Magog, 801
Decoy for taking wild fowls, 725

Granicus, battle of the, 511
Diamonds, extraordinary size and value of, Gratitude, instances of, 514
614

Greenland, account of the natives of, 51
Dieu et mon droit, 800

Groaning tree, 777
Dimsdale, sir Harry, maror of Garratt, 428 Guiana, South America, natives of, 176
Doomsday or domesday book, 798

Guinea, bistory of the trade to, 491
Dragooning the French protestants, 556

- humanity and civility of the natives
Datoh, manners and character of the, 191 of, 101
Dunstan, St. 303

Guy, Thos, the founder of Guy's Hospital,
Dwarfs, Lewis Hopkins and Job Coan, 401 369

the Dutch, Wyband Lolkes, 402 Gymnotus, an electrical animal, 746
Earth, absorption of, and moving, 591 Gymposophists, 537
bread, 787

Hagmena, a custom in Franconia, 233
Egypt, state of female society in, 26 Hallow-even, the riyil of all saints day, 252

-miserable state of the people of, 175 Halos, artificial, 583
Egyptian darkness, 491

Hand, 686, and Ambidexterity, 587
Electrical properties in animals, 745 Handel, commemoration of, 481
Elepbants, sagacity of, 727

Hare, the mountain or alpine rubbit, 738
Ellen Tate, 790

Harleian collection, 470
England, New, manners and character of Harpoon gun, 580
the citizens of, 160

Hatcbing, artificial, 592
Eonians, a fapatical sect, 555

Hattemists, a Dutch sect, 565
Ëssenians, a ancient Jewish sect, 534 Hats, 581
Ethiopians, modern manners of the, 143 Hawking, bistory of, 222

customs of the ancient, 277 Hedgehog, 741

funeral ceremonies of the, 294 Heideggar, John James, 365
Exposing of children, 276

Henley, John, the Orator, 380
Fairies, 789

Heroic women, 152
Fakirs of India, 540

Hindoos, manners, customs, &c, of the, 135
Falls of Foyers, 602

Hindoo suttee, 229
Families of children, numerous, 290 Hippopotamus or river borse, 729
Pamine in Bengal, 503

Hogarth, William, the paiuter, 386
Female society in Egypt, 26

Holland, New, inbabitants of, 116
Fine fellows of two periods, 529

Hospitality, 79, 122
Fire, perpetual, 480

Hottentots, somio account of the, 102
Fire and pestilence of London, 507

habitations of the, 105
Flagellants, a sect of wild fanatics, 558

superstitions of the, 106
Flying Dutchman, 234

Houzouanus, a wandering nation of Africa,
Forse of men and horses, 788

170
Forge, a remarkable, 576

Howard, John, the pbilanthropist, 406
Forks for the table, 572

Human horns, cases of, 521
Formosans, account of the, 67

Huabeine, one of the Society Islands, 131
Free spirits, brethren and sisters of the, | Hunting among the Mexicans, 224,
559

in Lapland, 225
Friendly Islands, inhabitants of the, 58

-in the East Indies, 226
Faneral ceremonies, 64, 78, 110, 134, 156, Hutton, Charlotte, 436
167, 292, 294, 296

Jane of Flauders I, 433
Gabres, or Gaws, a sect in Persia, 636 Januarius, St. 302
Galla, a nation of Ethiopia, 182

Japanese, account of the, 12
Gareinia mangostana, a tree, 775

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Ice-hills in Russia, 664
Garments, dress, &-c. 24, 125, 133, 135, 187 Iceland, volcanoes and irruptions in, 650
Gascoigne, Thos, a penorious character, 430 Icelanders, account of tbe, 97
Georgia, inhabitants of, 96

Icbneumon wasp, or savage, 764
Gilpin, Bernard, 308

| Jenkins, Henry, 791

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Jerusalem, (with a view,) 712

Moors, dress, customs, &c. of the, 107
Jews of York, 485

Mount St. Michael in France, 700
Jezides, a sect in Tarkey and Persia, 542 Mud-Iguana, 736
Tida, a port in Arabia, 706

Murder, expiation of, 236
Illuminati, bistory of the, 566

Mystics, a religious sect, 519
laugination, power of the, 235

Natural history, corious facts in, 773
leprorement of the state of women, 300 Nayler, James, the Quaker, 346
Lacombestible cloth, 515

Necromancy, 665
Indians of America, manners and customs Negro slavery, origin of, 493
of the, 18

New-year's eve, 264,-day, 267
Hol of Oxbybee, 794

Nicobar islands, natives of tbe, 165
lesels, recently discovered, 766

Nobility of Naples, 50
Lascriptions on church bells, 256

Noctilucus nereis, a kind of worin. 762
Jobs O'Groat's house, 720

Nuba, a race of pagans, 169
Ischorli, inhabitants of Ingria, 133 Numerical figures, 501
Sakobiquas

, a nation of South Africa, 184 Oak pucerons, 744
Kalmues, a tribe of Tartars, 177

the royal, 776
Kualsebaika, inhabitants of, 22

Old times, prices of articles in, 242
Ketilewell
, Lamley, esq. 432

Omens, with historical examples, 490
Kebesba, a town in Egypt, 707

Opbites, a sect of beretics, 549
Labyristbs of Egypt and Crete, 597 Ordeal, forms of trial by, 238
Ladrone islands, inbabitants of the, 95

Organs, 573
Lake Arernus, 657—-Asphaltites, 658 Ostiacs, a people of Siberia, 158
Lapland, inbabitants of, 61

Otaheite, inhabitants of, 155
Law, John, the projector, 378

Owhyhee (Hawaii) volcano in, 626
Let-penns, or lee-stone, 614

valley of Waipio, in, 660
Leon-Kieog, inhabitants of, 89

inbabitants of, 164
Lilbare, Jobn, 350

Pagoda of Mavalipuran in India, 703
Lily, William, the astrologer, 342 Pantbeon at Rome, 692
Logan, or rocking-stone, 612

Parins, or Perreas, a tribe of Hipdoos, 43
Lombards, account of the, 196

Pairing of birds, 784
London, pestilence and fire of, 507

Palmyra, ruins of, 704
Lengerity of the Antedilavians accounted Parisian or St. Bartholomew massacre, 509
lor, 441

Parr, Old, 331
--- ancient and modern instances of, Parental despots in Russia, 198
443,790

Partridge, 773
Long hair, clerical zeal against, 483 Pastimes in Great Britain, 268
Loretta, chapel of, in Italy, 712

Patagonians of South America, 190

Pegu, inhabitants, religion, &c. of, 94
Los-bell to take birds, 570

Pelew islands, inhabitants of the, 92
Madagascar, people of, 188

Peopling of America, 87
Magi, or Magians, of Persia, 385 Persia, people and capital of, 193
Migliabecki, Anthony, 361

Peru, inhabitants of, 72
Mollicolla, in the South-seas, 188

Pestilence and fire of London, 507
Manicheans, ancient heretics, 551

Peter the wild boy, 399
Man in the moon, 234

Petrified ponds in Persia, 604
Marriage ceremonies, 63, 65,81, 109, 123 Phenomenon in Bengal, 711
198, 279

Phenix, a fabulous bird, 788

Pholeys of Africa, 204
Massacre of St. Bartholomew, 509

Plant, wonderful, of Sombrero, 729
Massianello
, the fisherman of Naples, 356

Plants, propagation of, 780
Maternal affection in S. America, 468

Poets laureat, 483
Matbematicians, ancient, 472

Poison tree of Java, 774
Medina, mosque at, (with a view) 714

Poland, inbabitants of, 193
Meazikof, Alexander, of Russia, 370

Poligars, natives of Hipdoostan, 173
Population of the world, 479

Porcupine man, 400
Microscopic animals, 757

Portugal, inbabitants of, 205

Posts for the conveyance of letters, 587
Moon, superstition respecting the, 682

Potatoes, extraordinary increase of, 780
Morin, Simon, a French fanatic, 359

Prices of articles in old times, 242

Prison in Venice described, 698
Mosse, Anne, the fasting woman, 437

Prisoners, Indian mapper of treating, S3

Lotteries, 472

Martinmas, 233

Mermaid or merman, 759

Michaelmas yoose, 232

Mole-cricket, 756

Morlacchi, in Dalmatia, 35

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Psalm-singing, origin of, 251
Punishments in Algiers, 46
Recluse, description of a, 562
Recreations, 111
Recovery of a female unjustly executed, 480
Religious fasting, 560
Rivers, disappearing of, 607
Rock of Aultgrande, in Scotland, 62
Romans at table, 230
Rosicrucians, bermetical pbilosophers, 564
Russia, the people of, described, 196
Salamander, 750
Salt-miues in Poland, 656
Salutation, modes of, 245
Samoieda, inhabitants of, 201
Sarcophagus, 617
Scylla and Charybdis, 619
Sea-dragon, 735
-- serpent, 743- ape, 773
Second-sight, 687
Seeks, a religious sect in Persia, 541
Segalien, the island of, 16
Sego in Africa, Park's account of, 33
Selkirk, Alexander, 375
Senegaliens, of Senegar in Africa, 75
Seraglio of the emperor of Morocco, 47
Serpents, tricks performed with, 749
Sharp, Abraham, the mathematician, 372
Sbillook, inbabitants of Sennaar, 73
Siamese, account of the, 69
Sic ly, marriage customs in, 278
Sinai or Sina, mount, 618
Si-fans, or Tou-fans, of China, 71
Sixtus V. popo, 312
Six-dations of American Indians, 174
Snakes, a list of, found in Bengal, 697
Snake stones, or ammonille, 610
Social custoins, Asiatic, 298
Sorcery, or magic, 678
Spain, inbabitants of, 191
Spanish armada, history of the, 503
Spell, or charm, 682
Sphinx, 795
Sponge, 768
Stukeley, Mr. the perpetual-motion seeker,

413
Stockings, and weavitg of, 582

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Manner of Travelling in Winter in Kamtschatkı,
Canoes osed by the Greenlanders,
Laplanders in their Winter Dress,
Men and Women of the Sandwich Islands,
A Man of New Caledonia throwing the Spear,.
Domestic Scene in Russia,...
Cleopatra's Needle, and Pompey's Pillar,
Volcano in the Island of Hawaii.
Valley of Waipio in Hawaii,
Prison in Venice, 698....

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Stones of various kinds, 610
Subterranean vaults of Maestricht, 598

lake of Burgundy, 610
Superstition of the N. Amer. Indians, 82

Hottentots, 106

Russians, 199
respecting the moon, 683
in Scotland, 248

observed in Bombay, 538
Suspended animation, 515
Suttee in Hindoostan, 229
Swift, a species of swallow, 769
Taylor, John, the water poet, 329
Temple of Jupiter, at Olympia, 695

-Osiris in Egypt, 696,

Hiannen in China, 701
Theodore, Anthony, king of Corsica, 383
Tobacco, king James against, 781
Tombs, ancient, 296
Tongues, confusion of, 487
Torpado, 747
Trade to Guinea, history of, 491
Travelling, mode of, 25
Trees, age of, 777
Trenck, Frederick von, 411
Trial, a singular, 211
Turkey, inbabitants of, 192
Turkish bathing, 274
Turtle, 762
Valley of Waipio, iu Owbyhce, 660
Vegetable lamb, 779
Venice, account of the prison ia, 608
Vishnoo, a Hindoo deity, 569
Volcano of Owhybee, (Hawaii,) 626

Æina, 635

- Iceland, 050
Wars of the N. Amer. Indiaas, S4
Walnut tree, 778
Weather, changes of the, 804
Weddings in Great Britaio, 280
White bre hren, a popish sect, 559.
Williamson, Peter, 403
Witchcraft, 676
Women, 26, 44, 48, 108, 140, 146, 185

209, 300, 443
Writing, origin of the materials of, 589
Zend, or Zendavesta, 802

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