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The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction [1st]  Introduction
Volume 1  (November 1822 to May 1823)
Issue 1 (2 November 1822)Expand    Contract

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 1–3.

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The Tread-Mill at Brixton

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Relevant illustrations:

wdct.

Subjects:

Invention, Machinery, Crime

People mentioned:

William Cubitt Cubitt, Sir William (1785–1861) ODNB
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Institutions mentioned:

Brixton House of Correction—Treadmill Brixton House of Correction—Treadmill
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Section: The Gatherer

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 14.

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Canine Affection

Anon

Genre:

Anecdote

Subjects:

Animal Behaviour


Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 15–16.

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[De Luc's Love of Music]

Anon

Genre:

Anecdote

Subjects:

Scientific Practitioners, Music

People mentioned:

Jean A Deluc Deluc, Jean André (1727–1817) DSB
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Issue 2 (9 November 1822)Expand    Contract

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 17–19.

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The Mermaid  [1/2]Anon, 'The Mermaid', Mirror of Literature, 1 (1822–23), 35–38

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Genre:

Serial, Miscellaneous

Relevant illustrations:

wdct.

Subjects:

Monstrosities, Menageries, Natural History, Controversy, Imposture

People mentioned:

Pliny Pliny (Gaius Plinius Secundus) (c. 23–79) DSB
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Publications cited:

Literary Gazette Literary Gazette (1817–62) Parthenon (1863) Waterloo Directory
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Maillet 1748 Maillet, Benoît de 1748. Telliamed; ou, entretiens d'un philosophe indien avec un missionaire françois sur la diminution de la mer, la formation de la terre, l'origine de l'homme, &c. Mis en ordre fur les mémoires de feu M. de Maillet. Par J. A. G***, 2 vols, Amsterdam: L'honoré
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Section: Miscellanies

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 26–27.

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Swallowing Clasp Knives

Anon

Genre:

Paper, Abstract

Publications abstracted:

Alexander J G Marcet Marcet, Alexander John Gaspard (1770–1822) ODNB
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, Edinburgh Philosophical Journal Edinburgh Philosophical Journal (1819–26) Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal (1826–64) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Anatomy


Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 28–29.

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The Universe

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Astronomy, Wonder, Physiology, Natural Economy

See also:

C H Adams [Thomas Byerley], 'Velocity of the Earth's Motion', Mirror of Literature, 1 (1822–23), 355


Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 29.

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A Few Words in Praise of Garrets

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Health, Creativity, Instruments, Cultural Geography

People mentioned:

Galileo Galilei, Galilei, Galileo (1564–1642) DSB
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Robert Boyle, Boyle, Hon Robert (1627–91) DSB ODNB
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Isaac Newton Newton, Sir Isaac (1642–1727) DSB
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Section: The Gatherer

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 30.

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Fruits of Industry

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Scientific Practitioners, Endeavour

People mentioned:

Benjamin Franklin, Franklin, Benjamin (1706–90) DSB
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Thomas Simpson, Simpson, Thomas (1710–61) ODNB
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Robert Simson, Simson, Robert (1687–1768) ODNB
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William Herschel Herschel, Sir William (1738–1822) DSB ODNB
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    The account apparently confounds the biographical details of Thomas Simpson and Robert Simson.



Section: Useful Domestic Hints

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 32.

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Yeast

Anon

Genre:

Recipe

Subjects:

Domestic Economy


Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 32.

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Cement

Anon

Genre:

Recipe

Subjects:

Industrial Chemistry


Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 32.

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Rice Glue

Anon

Genre:

Recipe

Subjects:

Industrial Chemistry


Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 32.

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Apoplexy

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Health


Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 32.

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Kidney Beans

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

Bath Chronicle Bath Chronicle (1757–1900+) Waterloo DirectoryNewspaper Press Directory
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Subjects:

Agriculture


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Issue 3 (16 November 1822)Expand    Contract

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 33–35.

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Mr. Farquhar Farquhar, John (1751–1826) ODNB
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and Fonthill Abbey

Anon

Genre:

Reportage, Biography

Subjects:

Education, Cultural Geography, Industrial Chemistry


Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 35–38.

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The Mermaid  [2/2]Anon, 'The Mermaid', Mirror of Literature, 1 (1822–23), 17–19

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Genre:

Serial, Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Natural History, Monstrosities, Menageries, Imposture

People mentioned:

François Valentyn Valentyn, François (1666–1727) WBI
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Publications cited:

Chisholm 1801 Chisholm, Colin 1801. An Essay on the Malignant Pestilential Fever, Introduced into the West Indian Islands from Boullam, on the Coast of Guinea, as it Appeared in 1793, 1794, 1795, and 1796: Interspersed with Observations and Facts, Tending to Prove that the Epidemic Existing at Philadelphia, New-York, &c. was the Same Fever Introduced by Infection Imported from the West Indian Islands; and Illustrated by Evidences Found on the State of Those Islands, and Information of the Most Eminent Practitioners Residing on Them, 2nd edn, 2 vols, London: J. Mawman
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Section: The Gatherer

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 48.

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Wild Pigeons

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Natural History

People mentioned:

Alexander Wilson Wilson, Alexander (1766–1813) DSB
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Issue 4 (23 November 1822)Expand    Contract

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 52–54.

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Melancholy of Tailors. By Charles Lamb, Esq.

Anon Lamb, Charles (1775–1834) ODNB
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Genre:

Essay, Extract

Publications extracted:

Charles Lamb Lamb, Charles (1775–1834) ODNB
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Subjects:

Mental Illness, Nutrition

Publications cited:

Burton 1621 [Burton, Robert] 1621. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it is. With all the Kindes, Causes, Symptomes, Prognostickes, and Severall Cures of it. In Three Maine Partitions with their Severall Sections, Members, and Subsections. Philosophically, Medicinally, Historically, Opened and Cut up. By Democritus Junior. With a Satyricall Preface, Conducing to the Following Discourse, Oxford: H. Cripps
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Section: Miscellanies

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 61–62.

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Microscopic View of Spiders Weaving their Webs

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Instruments, Microscopy, Wonder, Natural History

People mentioned:

Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Leeuwenhoek, Antoni van (1632–1723) DSB
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Section: The Gatherer

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 63.

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Roasted Monkeys

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

Humboldt 1814–29 Humboldt, Alexander von 1814–29. Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent During the Years 1799–1804. By Alexander de Humboldt, and Aimé Bonpland, trans. by Helen Maria Williams, 7 vols, London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown
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Subjects:

Natural History, Ethnography

People mentioned:

Aimé J A Bonpland Bonpland, Aimé Jacques Alexandre (1773–1858) CBD
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Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 64.

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[Animals Sensitive to Music]

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Music, Animal Behaviour


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Issue 5 (30 November 1822)Expand    Contract

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 65–68.

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Eruption of Mount Vesuvius

Anon

Genre:

Reportage, Letter

Relevant illustrations:

wdct.

Illustrators:

Sears Sc. Sears, Matthew Urlwin (fl. 1826–59) Engen 1985
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Subjects:

Vulcanology, Wonder


Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 69–71.

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The Mermaid

Homunculus Homunculus
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Genre:

Letter

Subjects:

Museums, Medical Practitioners, Dissection, Imposture


Section: Miscellanies

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 76.

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Peter, the Wild Boy

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Misellaneous

Publications extracted:

Burnett 1779–99 Burnett, James 1779–99. Antient Metaphysics; or, The Science of Universals: With an Appendix, Containing an Examination of the Principles of Sir Isaac Newton's Philosophy, 6 vols, Edinburgh: J. Balfour and Co.; London: T. Cadell
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Subjects:

Human Development

People mentioned:

John Arbuthnot Arbuthnot, John (1667–1735) ODNB
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Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 76–77.

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Earthquakes

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Geology


Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 79.

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The Elm

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Botany, Design, Wonder


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Issue 6 (7 December 1822)Expand    Contract

Section: Spirit of the Public Journals

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 88–91.

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A Twist-imony in Favour of Gin-Twist

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Poetry, Drollery

Publications extracted:

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine Edinburgh Monthly Magazine (1817) Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1817–1900+) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Geology, Controversy, Scientific Practitioners


    An introduction directs the reader to 'Frances, Lord Verulam Bacon, Francis, 1st Viscount St Alban (1561–1626) DSB ODNB
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, a celebrated Philosopher, who has been lately be-scoped and tendencied by Macvey Napier, Esq. Napier, Macvey (1776–1847) ODNB
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' (88). 'Geologers all, great, middling, and small, / Whether fiery Plutonian or wet Neptunist, / Most gladly, it seems, seek proofs for their schemes, / In the water, or spirit, of a jug of gin-twist' (90). These 'grubbers of ground' forget all other rocks, thinking only of 'quartz / I mean of the quarts in a jug of gin-twist' (90).



Section: Miscellanies

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 94–95.

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Voluntary Starvation

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Nutrition, Physiology, Dissection

People mentioned:

Prof Huffland Huffland, Prof (fl. 1822) ML1/1/6b/2
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Issue 7 (14 December 1822)Expand    Contract

Section: Miscellanies

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 108–09.

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Nicholas Hart Hart, Nicholas (fl. 1711) WBI
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, the Great Sleeper. (Written in 1734)

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Reportage

Subjects:

Medical Treatment


Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 109.

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The Devil

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

Collin de Plancy 1819 Collin de Plancy, Jacques Albin Simon 1819. Le diable peint par lui-même; ou, Galerie de petits romans, de contes bizarres, d'anecdotes prodigieuses [etc], Paris: P. Mongie Ainé
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Subjects:

Superstition, Magic, Natural Philosophy

People mentioned:

Roger Bacon Bacon, Roger (c. 1219–c. 1292) DSB
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    'In all ages the Devil has rendered great service to the learned'. 'Tertullian Tertullian (Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus) (c. 160–c. 220) CBD
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informs us, that the Devil is so good a natural philosopher, that he can carry a sieve full of water, without spilling a drop!'.



Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 109–10.

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War and Commerce

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

War, Commerce, Chemistry, Agriculture


    Details the importation of human and animal bones from the scenes of recent European battles, and their use in producing agricultural fertilizers.



Section: Useful Domestic Hints

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 110.

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Comparative Nutritive Properties of Food

Anon

Genre:

Reportage

Subjects:

Nutrition, Analytical Chemistry, Government

People mentioned:

M Percy, Percy, M (fl. 1823) ML1/1/7/4
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Nicolas L Vauquelin Vauquelin, Nicolas Louis (1763–1829) DSB
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Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 110–11.

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Preservation of Fish

Anon

Genre:

Reportage

Subjects:

Chemistry, Putrefaction

People mentioned:

Dr M'Culloch M'Culloch, Dr (of Edinburgh) (fl. 1823) ML1/1/7a/5
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Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 111.

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Accidents by Fire

Anon

Genre:

Instructions

Subjects:

Accidents, Medical Treatment


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Issue 8 (21 December 1822)Expand    Contract

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 113–14.

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The Wapeti

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Relevant illustrations:

wdct.

Illustrators:

Sears Sc. Sears, Matthew Urlwin (fl. 1826–59) Engen 1985
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Subjects:

Natural History, Acclimatization, Breeding, Animal Behaviour

Institutions mentioned:

Bullock's Museum, Bullock's Museum, Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly
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British Museum British Museum
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Section: Miscellanies

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 125.

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The Tread Mill

An Old Offender Old Offender, An
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Genre:

Poetry, Drollery

Subjects:

Machinery, Crime, Government

Institutions mentioned:

Brixton House of Correction—Treadmill Brixton House of Correction—Treadmill
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Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 125–26.

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Recipe for Making a Physician

Anon

Genre:

Introduction; Extract, Miscellaneous, Spoof

Publications extracted:

Paul Whitehead Whitehead, Paul (1710–74) ODNB
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Subjects:

Medical Practitioners


Section: The Gatherer

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 127.

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Payment of Physicians by Results

Anon

Genre:

Anecdote

Subjects:

Medical Practitioners


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Issue 9 (28 December 1822)Expand    Contract

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 129–30.

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Laplanders and Rein-Deer

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Relevant illustrations:

wdct.

Illustrators:

Sears Sears, Matthew Urlwin (fl. 1826–59) Engen 1985
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Subjects:

Natural History, Acclimatization, Ethnography, Display

People mentioned:

William Bullock Bullock, William (early 1780s–after 1843) ODNB
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Institutions mentioned:

Bullock's Museum Bullock's Museum, Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly
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Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 133–34.

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The Mendicant Robber of Orleans

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Dissection, Display, Medical Treatment


Section: Miscellanies

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 139.

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Coral Reefs

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Invertebrate Zoology


Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 139.

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Chinese Doctors

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Medical Practitioners


Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 140.

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Cocquenar

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Narcotics


Section: The Gatherer

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 144.

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George I George I, King of Great Britain and Ireland and Elector of Hanover (1660–1727) ODNB
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Anon

Genre:

Anecdote

Subjects:

Scientific Practitioners, Genius

People mentioned:

Isaac Newton, Newton, Sir Isaac (1642–1727) DSB
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Gottfried W Leibniz Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm (1646–1716) DSB
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Issue 10 (4 January 1823)Expand    Contract

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 145–46.

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The Chinese Tread-Wheel

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Invention, Progress, Steam-power, Technology

Institutions mentioned:

Brixton House of Correction—Treadmill Brixton House of Correction—Treadmill
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See also:

ML1/1/1/1


Section: Miscellanies

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 158.

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Physic and Astrology

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Race, Medical Practitioners, Medical Treatment, Astrology, Error


Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 159.

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Solomon and the Queen of Sheba

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Botany


Section: The Gatherer

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 160.

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Death of the Year 1822

Anon

Genre:

Reportage, Spoof

Subjects:

Disease, Medical Treatment, Quackery


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Issue 11 (11 January 1823)Expand    Contract

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 164–65.

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A Peep into Futurity

Anon

Genre:

Reportage, Spoof

Subjects:

Progress, Technology, Aeronautics, Steam-power, Engineering, Instruments, Navigation, Botany, Geology


    Spoof reports are given, dated May 1917, detailing the building of bridges across the River Thames and the English Channel, the explosion of a steam-propelled balloon, the manufacture of a 'pocket-gass-apparatus', the 'discovery of the soap-mine at the Giant's-causeway', the discovery of the longitude by 'Professor Muggins, of the University of Salisbury-plain' (by utilizing the supposed property of the potato 'of increasing in specific gravity in proportion as it is distant from the place of its growth'), and the building of a tunnel under the Alps.



Section: The Gatherer

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 175.

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[The Sagacity of Newton]

Anon

Genre:

Anecdote

Subjects:

Discovery, Magic, Proof

People mentioned:

Isaac Newton Newton, Sir Isaac (1642–1727) DSB
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Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 176.

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Bleeding

Anon

Genre:

Anecdote, Drollery

Subjects:

Medical Treatment


Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 176.

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Indian Bears

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Animal Behaviour


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Issue 12 (18 January 1823)Expand    Contract

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 177–79.

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The Ancient Vessel of the Rother

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Relevant illustrations:

wdct.

Subjects:

Exhibitions, Archaeology


Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 179–80.

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Origin and History of Gem Engraving

T T T, T
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Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Technology, Progress

Publications cited:

Dagley and Croly 1822 Dagley, Richard and Croly, George 1822. Gems, Principally from the Antique, London: Hurst, Robinson, and Co.; Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Co.
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Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 181–82.

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The Language of the Hands

Ambidexter Ambidexter
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Genre:

Letter

Subjects:

Physiology, Feeling


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Issue 13 (25 January 1823)Expand    Contract

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 196–97.

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The Phansigars; or, Assassins of Hindostan  [1/2]Anon, 'The Phansigars; Or, Assassins of Hindustan', Mirror of Literature, 1 (1822–23), 214–15

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Genre:

Abstract, Serial

Publications abstracted:

Asiatic Researches Asiatic[k] Researches; or, Transactions of the Society Instituted in Bengal for Inquiring into the History and Antiquities, the Arts, Sciences and Literature of India (1788–1839) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Ethnography


Section: Miscellanies

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 207.

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Hypochondriacism

Anon

Genre:

Anecdote

Subjects:

Health, Medical Treatment


Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 207.

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Jordanus Brunus Bruno, Giordano (1548–1600) DSB
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Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Infidelity


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Issue 14 (1 February 1823)Expand    Contract

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 211–12.

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The Glaciers; or, Fields of Ice in the Alps

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Glaciology

People mentioned:

William Coxe Coxe, William (1748–1828) ODNB
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Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 214–15.

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The Phansigars; Or, Assassins of Hindustan  [2/2]Anon, 'The Phansigars; or, Assassins of Hindostan', Mirror of Literature, 1 (1822–23), 196–97

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Genre:

Abstract, Serial

Publications abstracted:

Asiatic Researches Asiatic[k] Researches; or, Transactions of the Society Instituted in Bengal for Inquiring into the History and Antiquities, the Arts, Sciences and Literature of India (1788–1839) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Ethnography


Section: Useful Domestic Hints

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 224.

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Women's and Children's Clothes Catching Fire

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Accidents, Invention, Patronage

Institutions mentioned:

Society of Arts Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce
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Issue 15 (8 February 1823)Expand    Contract

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 230.

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Literary Mortality

Bibliopolophilos Bibliopolophilos
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Genre:

Letter; Table, Reportage, Spoof

Subjects:

Disease, Statistics


    The letter introduces a spoof 'literary bill of mortality for the year 1822' detailing casualties among books and authors.



Section: Spirit of the Public Journals

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 232–33.

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Marriage and Funeral Ceremonies in Borneo

Anon

Genre:

Extract

Publications extracted:

Asiatic Journal Asiatic Journal (1816–45) Asiatic and Colonial Quarterly Journal (1846–49) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Ethnogaphy


Section: Miscellanies

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 239.

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The Eclipse of the Moon

Anon

Genre:

Reportage

Subjects:

Astronomy


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Issue 16 (15 February 1823)Expand    Contract

No Articles Indexed

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Issue 17 (22 February 1823)Expand    Contract

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 258–60.

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Boiling Fountains in Iceland

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Geology


Section: Spirit of the Public Journals

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 265–66.

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Antiquity

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

New Monthly Magazine New Monthly Magazine (1814–81) New Monthly (1882–84) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Ancient Authorities, Magic, Superstition, Alchemy, Animal Magnetism

People mentioned:

Francis Bacon (1st Viscount St Alban) Bacon, Francis, 1st Viscount St Alban (1561–1626) DSB ODNB
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    The writer points out the danger of relying on the wisdom of our ancestors, who were often in error.



Section: Miscellanies

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 270.

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Death of an Elephant

Anon

Genre:

Reportage

Subjects:

Menageries, Cruelty

Institutions mentioned:

Musee Cantonal de Zoologie, Lausanne Musée Cantonal de Zoologie, Lausanne
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Issue 18 (1 March 1823)Expand    Contract

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 273–75.

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Iron Suspension Bridge Over the Tweed

Anon

Genre:

Abstract

Publications abstracted:

Robert Stephenson Stephenson, Robert (1803–59) ODNB
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wdct.

Subjects:

Engineering, Progress

People mentioned:

Samuel Brown Brown, Sir Samuel (1776–1852) ODNB
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Institutions mentioned:

Iron Suspension Bridge, River Tweed Iron Suspension Bridge, River Tweed
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Section: Spirit of the Public Journals

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 280–83.

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The Confessions of an English Glutton  [1/2]

Anon

Genre:

Extract

Publications extracted:

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine Edinburgh Monthly Magazine (1817) Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1817–1900+) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Disease, Nutrition, Medical Treatment


Section: Miscellanies

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 286–87.

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Inscription for the Tomb of the Late Dr. Jenner Jenner, Edward (1749–1823) DSB
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J G G, J
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Genre:

Poetry

Subjects:

Vaccination, Genius


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Issue 19 (8 March 1823)Expand    Contract

Section: Spirit of the Public Journals

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 291–93.

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The Epigram Club

Anon

Genre:

Extract—Introduction; Reportage, Spoof

Subjects:

Medical Practitioners


    One of the epigramists informs the company 'that in his village resided a physician and a vicar, who often walked arm in arm together. He thus introduces the following epigram: 'How D. D. Swaggers, M. D. rolls! / I dub them both a brace of noddies, / Old D. D. has the Cure of souls / And M. D. has the Care of bodies. / Between them both, what treatment rare / Our souls and bodies must endure, / One has the Cure without the Care, / And one the Care without the Cure' (292).



Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 293–94.

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Medical and Mercantile Small-Talk

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Drollery

Publications extracted:

New Monthly Magazine New Monthly Magazine (1814–81) New Monthly (1882–84) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Medical Practitioners, Dissection, Electricity, Medical Treatment

People mentioned:

[Joshua Brookes], Brookes, Joshua (1761–1833) ODNB
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John Millikin, Millikin, John (fl. 1823–46) Post Office London Directory (1846)
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Astley P Cooper Cooper, Sir Astley Paston, 1st Baronet (1768–1841) ODNB
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Institutions mentioned:

[Blenheim Street Anatomy School] Blenheim Street Anatomy School
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Section: The Gatherer

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 303.

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Method of Taking Elephants

A D D, A
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Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Menageries, Hunting, Zoology, Error


Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 303.

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Newton's Newton, Sir Isaac (1642–1727) DSB
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Philosophy

Anon

Genre:

Anecdote

Subjects:

Scientific Practitioners, Discovery, Truth


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Issue 20 (15 March 1823)Expand    Contract

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 313.

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The Protean

Anon

Genre:

Reportage

Relevant illustrations:

wdct.

Subjects:

Machinery, Invention


    'Anxious to give the earliest account of every new discovery connected with the arts, we this week present our readers with an additional engraving—a view of a New Carriage invented by Mr. Birch, an eminent coachmaker, of Great Queen-street.'



Section: Miscellanies

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 318–19.

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Miniature Watch

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Time, Instruments, Machinery

People mentioned:

King George III, George III, King of Great Britain and Ireland and King of Hanover (1738–1820) ODNB
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John Arnold Arnold, John (1735/6–99) ODNB
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Section: The Gatherer

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 319.

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A Cure for Asthma

Anon

Genre:

Anecdote

Subjects:

Disease, War

People mentioned:

William Masters, Masters, Col. William (d. 1799) ML1/1/20b/3
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Prince William Augustus William Augustus, Prince, Duke of Cumberland (1721–65) ODNB
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Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 320.

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Doctors Differ

Anon

Genre:

Anecdote

Subjects:

Medical Practitioners, Controversy


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Issue 21 (22 March 1823)Expand    Contract

Section: Spirit of the Public Journals

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 324–26.

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On Premature Interment

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

European Magazine European Magazine (1782–1826) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Putrefaction, Disease, Cruelty, Government, Cultural Geography

People mentioned:

Henry G MacNab, MacNab, Henry Gray (Grey) (1760–1823) ODNB
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Alexander Crichton Crichton, Sir Alexander (1763–1856) ODNB
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Section: Miscellanies

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 333.

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The Body of Charles I Charles I, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1600–49) ODNB
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. Related by Dr. Villers

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

Dr Villers Villers, Dr (fl. 1823) ML1/1/21b/2
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Subjects:

Putrefaction, Medical Practitioners


Section: The Gatherer

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 336.

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Epitaph on an Ass. By the late Dr. Jenner Jenner, Edward (1749–1823) DSB
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Anon

Genre:

Poetry

Subjects:

Morality, Medical Practitioners


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Issue 22 (29 March 1823)Expand    Contract

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 337–38.

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The New London Bridge London Bridge
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; and the Ancient Chapel

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Engineering, Government, Patronage

People mentioned:

Charles Fowler, Fowler, Charles (1792–1867) WBI
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John Boorer, Boorer, John (fl. 1823–34) WBI
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Charles A Busby Busby, Charles Augustus (1786–1834) ODNB
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Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 338–40.

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The Difficulties of a Consulting Surgeon

A Consulting Surgeon Consulting Surgeon, A
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Genre:

Letter, Autobiography

Subjects:

Medical Practitioners, Professionalization, Commerce, Education, Speculation, Publishing, Lecturing, Status, Morality, Quackery

People mentioned:

Astley P Cooper Cooper, Sir Astley Paston, 1st Baronet (1768–1841) ODNB
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Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 345–47.

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Mr. Owen's Owen, Robert (1771–1858) ODNB
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Proposed Village

Anon
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Genre:

Essay

Relevant illustrations:

wdct.

Subjects:

Education, Schools

Institutions mentioned:

New Lanark


Section: The Gatherer

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 351.

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Floating Islands

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Physical Geography, Natural History


Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 352.

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Extraordinary Fruit

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Natural History


Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 352.

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Remarkable Fish

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Natural History


Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 352.

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Epigram Sent with a Couple of Ducks to a Patient. By the late Dr. Jenner Jenner, Edward (1749–1823) DSB
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Anon

Genre:

Epigram, Drollery

Subjects:

Medical Practitioners, Quackery


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Issue 23 (5 April 1823)Expand    Contract

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 355.

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Velocity of the Earth's Motion

C H Adams, Lower Edmonton Adams, C H (of Lower Edmonton) (fl. 1823) ML1/1/2a/3
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/ [Thomas Byerley] Byerley, Thomas (1789–1826) ODNB
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Genre:

Letter, Rejoinder / Editorial Reply

Subjects:

Astronomy, Mathematics

People mentioned:

Ludolph Van Ceulen Ceulen, Ludolph Van (1540–1610) DSB
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See also:

Anon, 'The Universe', Mirror of Literature, 1 (1822–23), 28–29


Section: Miscellanies

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 364–65.

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The Praying Mantis of China

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Entomology

People mentioned:

August J Roesel Von Rosenhof Roesel Von Rosenhof, August Johann (1705–59) DSB
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Section: Useful Domestic Hints

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 365.

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Recipe for a Sore Throat

Anon

Genre:

Instructions

Subjects:

Pharmaceuticals


Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 365.

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Fruit Trees

Anon

Genre:

Instructions

Subjects:

Horticulture, Chemistry


Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 365–66.

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Oil from Pumpkins

Anon

Genre:

Instructions

Subjects:

Domestic Economy


Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 366.

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Fruit Trees

Anon

Genre:

Instructions

Subjects:

Horticulture


Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 366.

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Sea Sickness

Anon

Genre:

Instructions

Subjects:

Medical Treatment


Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 366.

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Hooping Cough

Anon

Genre:

Instructions

Subjects:

Medical Treatment


Section: The Gatherer

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 366.

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Multiplicands and Multiplicators

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Mathematics, Amusement


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Issue 24 (12 April 1823)Expand    Contract

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 370–73.

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Medical Quackery  [1/5]Anon, 'Medical Quackery', Mirror of Literature, 1 (1822–23), 393–95
Anon, 'Medical Quackery', Mirror of Literature, 1 (1822–23), 422–24
Anon, 'Medical Quackery', Mirror of Literature, 1 (1822–23), 435–37
Anon, 'Medical Quackery', Mirror of Literature, 1 (1822–23), 455–57

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Anon

Genre:

Serial—Letter, Introduction; Letter, Spoof

Subjects:

Medical Practitioners, Quackery, Patronage

People mentioned:

Astley P Cooper Cooper, Sir Astley Paston, 1st Baronet (1768–1841) ODNB
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Institutions mentioned:

Royal College of Physicians Royal College of Physicians
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Section: Useful Domestic Hints

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 384.

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Glue

Anon

Genre:

Instructions

Subjects:

Domestic Economy


Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 384.

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Gravel Walks

Anon

Genre:

Instructions

Subjects:

Horticulture


Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 384.

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Mushrooms

Anon

Genre:

Instructions

Subjects:

Medical Treatment


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Issue 25 (19 April 1823)Expand    Contract

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 385–86.

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Execution of a Criminal in the Sandwich Islands

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Relevant illustrations:

wdct.

Illustrators:

Sears Sears, Matthew Urlwin (fl. 1826–59) Engen 1985
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Subjects:

Ethnography

Publications cited:

Arago 1823 Arago, Jacques Etienne Victor 1823. Narrative of a Voyage Round the World in the Uranie and Physicienne Corvettes: Commanded by Captain Freycinet, During the Years 1817, 1818, 1819, and 1820; on a Scientific Expedition Undertaken by Order of the French Government. In a Series of Letters to a Friend ... To Which is Prefixed, the Report Made to the Academy of Sciences, on the General Results of the Expedition, London: Treuttel & Wurtz, Treuttal, jun. & Richter
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Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 393.

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Plan for a New London Bridge London Bridge
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Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Engineering

People mentioned:

Bartolommeo Ammanati Ammanati, Bartolommeo (1511–92) CBD
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Institutions mentioned:

Bridge of the Holy Trinity, Florence Bridge of the Holy Trinity, Florence
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Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 393–95.

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Medical Quackery  [2/5]Anon, 'Medical Quackery', Mirror of Literature, 1 (1822–23), 370–73
Anon, 'Medical Quackery', Mirror of Literature, 1 (1822–23), 422–24
Anon, 'Medical Quackery', Mirror of Literature, 1 (1822–23), 435–37
Anon, 'Medical Quackery', Mirror of Literature, 1 (1822–23), 455–57

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Anon

Genre:

Serial, Letter, Spoof

Subjects:

Medical Practitioners, Quackery, Instrument-makers, Government, Commerce, Publishing, Electricity, Astrology

People mentioned:

William Rawson Rawson, Sir William (formerly Adams) (1783–1827) ODNB
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Institutions mentioned:

Royal College of Physicians Royal College of Physicians
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Section: Miscellanies

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 398.

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Method of Gilding Live Fish

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Instructions

Subjects:

Chemistry

People mentioned:

Robert Hooke Hooke, Robert (1635–1703) DSB
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Section: Useful Domestic Hints

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 398–99.

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Cautions Against the Effects of Lightning

T N—r N—r, T
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Genre:

Instructions

Subjects:

Meteorology, Electricity, Accidents

People mentioned:

Benjamin Franklin Franklin, Benjamin (1706–90) DSB
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Issue 26 (26 April 1823)Expand    Contract

Section: Select Biography

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 405–06.

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Memoir of Capt. Franklin Franklin, Sir John (1786–1847) ODNB
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Anon

Genre:

Biography

Subjects:

Exploration, Heroism


Section: Spirit of the Public Journals

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 407–08.

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Cursory Observations on the Effects of Abstinence in Promoting Longevity

D K L L, D K
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Genre:

Letter

Subjects:

Nutrition, Medical Treatment, Natural History, Gas Chemistry

People mentioned:

George Cheyne, Cheyne, George (1671–1743) DSB
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George Shaw, Shaw, George (1751–1813) ODNB
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George Ent Ent, Sir George (1604–89) DSB ODNB
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Section: The Novelist

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 410–13.

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Ellen: A Simple Tale

Charles Bellamy Bellamy, Charles (fl. 1823) ML1/1/26c/3
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Genre:

Short Fiction

Subjects:

Natural History, Collecting


    As a prelude to the main narrative, the narrator describes his interest in conchology, and his activity in collecting shells while staying at a 'watering-place' on the Sussex coast (410–11).



Section: Miscellanies

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 414.

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The Force of Imagination

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Mental Illness

People mentioned:

Hermann Boerhaave Boerhaave, Hermann (1668–1738) DSB
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Publications cited:

Feyens 1608, Feyens, Thomas 1608. De viribus imaginationis tractatus, Lovanii: In officinâ typographicâ Gerardi Rivii
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Swieten 1742–72 Swieten, Gerard Freiherr van 1742–72. Commentaria in Hermanni Boerhaave aphorismos, Lugduni Batavorum : Verbeek
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Section: Useful Domestic Hints

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 415.

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Cautions in Cases of Extreme Cold

T N—r N—r, T
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Genre:

Instructions

Subjects:

Medical Treatment, Exploration, Heroism

People mentioned:

William E Parry Parry, Sir William Edward (1790–1855) ODNB
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See also:

J Y, Shadwell, 'Anecdote of Sir Joseph Banks', Mirror of Literature, 1 (1822–23), 438


Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 415–16.

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Improved Glue

Anon
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Genre:

Instructions

Subjects:

Domestic Economy


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Issue 27 (3 May 1823)Expand    Contract

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 417–18.

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The White Wolf and Dog-Rib-Rock

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Relevant illustrations:

wdct.

Illustrators:

Sears Sears, Matthew Urlwin (fl. 1826–59) Engen 1985
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Subjects:

Exploration, Heroism, Animal Behaviour

People mentioned:

William E Parry, Parry, Sir William Edward (1790–1855) ODNB
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George Back Back, Sir George (1796–1878) ODNB
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Publications cited:

Franklin 1823 Franklin, John 1823. Narrative of a Journey to the Polar Sea, in the Years 1819–20–21–22, London: J. Murray
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Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 422–24.

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Medical Quackery  [3/5]Anon, 'Medical Quackery', Mirror of Literature, 1 (1822–23), 370–73
Anon, 'Medical Quackery', Mirror of Literature, 1 (1822–23), 393–95
Anon, 'Medical Quackery', Mirror of Literature, 1 (1822–23), 435–37
Anon, 'Medical Quackery', Mirror of Literature, 1 (1822–23), 455–57

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Anon

Genre:

Serial, Letter, Spoof

Subjects:

Medical Practitioners, Astrology, Mental Illness, Instrument-makers, Electricity, Pharmaceuticals, Gas Chemistry, Accidents, Commerce, Lecturing, Scientific Practitioners, Quackery

People mentioned:

William Congreve Congreve, Sir William (1772–1828) ODNB
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Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 425–26.

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The Esquimaux Indians

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Ethnography, Exhibitions, Exploration, Heroism

People mentioned:

Capt Hadlock, Hadlock, Capt (fl. 1823) ML1/1/27/3
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William E Parry Parry, Sir William Edward (1790–1855) ODNB
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Publications cited:

Franklin 1823 Franklin, John 1823. Narrative of a Journey to the Polar Sea, in the Years 1819–20–21–22, London: J. Murray
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Section: Miscellanies

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 430–31.

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa

T L L, T
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Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Geology


    The account concludes by observing that the city 'exhibits one of those geological changes which has so long engaged the attention of philosophers, the sea having now retired from it upwards of five miles' (431).



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Issue 28 (10 May 1823)Expand    Contract

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 435–37.

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Medical Quackery  [4/5]Anon, 'Medical Quackery', Mirror of Literature, 1 (1822–23), 370–73
Anon, 'Medical Quackery', Mirror of Literature, 1 (1822–23), 393–95
Anon, 'Medical Quackery', Mirror of Literature, 1 (1822–23), 422–24
Anon, 'Medical Quackery', Mirror of Literature, 1 (1822–23), 455–57

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Anon

Genre:

Serial, Letter, Spoof

Subjects:

Medical Practitioners, Education, Quackery, Pharmaceuticals, Hydropathy


Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 437–38.

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Oranges

P T W, pseud.  [Peter T Westcott] Westcott, Peter Thomas (1782/3–1845) Gentleman's Magazine, n.s. 23 (1845), 328
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Timbs, John 1871.'My Autobiography: Incidental Notes and Personal Recollections', Leisure Hour (1871), 20–23, 85–88, 181–84, 212–15, 266–69, 293–95, 347–51, 394–98, 420–24, 469–72, 500–03, 596–600, 612–15, 644–48, 685–88, 692–96, 730–33, and 794–99
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Genre:

Letter

Subjects:

Health, Horticulture, Acclimatization


Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 438.

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Anecdote of Sir Joseph Banks Banks, Sir Joseph (1743–1820) DSB ODNB
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J Y, Shadwell Y, J (of Shadwell)
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Genre:

Letter, Anecdote

Subjects:

Exploration, Physiology

People mentioned:

Daniel C Solander Solander, Daniel Carl (1733–82) DSB
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See also:

T N—r, 'Cautions in Cases of Extreme Cold', Mirror of Literature, 1 (1822–23), 415


Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 438–40.

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Anecdotes of Abstinence and Glutony

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Nutrition, Medical Treatment

People mentioned:

Pliny, Pliny (Gaius Plinius Secundus) (c. 23–79) DSB
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St Albertus Magnus Albertus Magnus, Saint (c. 1200–80) DSB
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Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 441–42.

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Fairy Castles

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Meteorology, Light


Section: Miscellanies

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 447.

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On Echos

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Sound

People mentioned:

Francis Bacon (1st Viscount St Alban) Bacon, Francis, 1st Viscount St Alban (1561–1626) DSB ODNB
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Section: The Gatherer

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 447.

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Clocks

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

History of Science, Instrument Makers, Instruments, Time


    Relates a brief history of the introduction of clocks in England.



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Issue 29 (17 May 1823)Expand    Contract

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 455–57.

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Medical Quackery  [5/5]Anon, 'Medical Quackery', Mirror of Literature, 1 (1822–23), 370–73
Anon, 'Medical Quackery', Mirror of Literature, 1 (1822–23), 393–95
Anon, 'Medical Quackery', Mirror of Literature, 1 (1822–23), 422–24
Anon, 'Medical Quackery', Mirror of Literature, 1 (1822–23), 435–37

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Genre:

Serial, Letter, Spoof

Subjects:

Medical Practitioners, Quackery, Dissection, Intellectual Property, Expertise, Anatomy, Instruments, Commerce, Pharmaceuticals, Surgery, Publishing, Lecturing, Societies

People mentioned:

Joshua Brookes, Brookes, Joshua (1761–1833) ODNB
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Astley P Cooper Cooper, Sir Astley Paston, 1st Baronet (1768–1841) ODNB
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Institutions mentioned:

Ophthalmic Institution, Ophthalmic Institution, Regent's Park
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Royal Society, Royal Society of London
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Medical Society Medical Society of London
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Issue 30 ([21 May 1823]) 'Supplementary Number'Expand    Contract

Section: The Editor's Album

Mirror of Literature,  1 (1822–23), 467–68.

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On the Singular Properties of Plants and Flowers

[Thomas Byerley] Byerley, Thomas (1789–1826) ODNB
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/ P T W, pseud.  [Peter T Westcott] Westcott, Peter Thomas (1782/3–1845) Gentleman's Magazine, n.s. 23 (1845), 328
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Timbs, John 1871.'My Autobiography: Incidental Notes and Personal Recollections', Leisure Hour (1871), 20–23, 85–88, 181–84, 212–15, 266–69, 293–95, 347–51, 394–98, 420–24, 469–72, 500–03, 596–600, 612–15, 644–48, 685–88, 692–96, 730–33, and 794–99
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Genre:

Introduction / Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Botany, Theology of Nature, Design, Aesthetics, Microscopy


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