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The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction [1st]  Introduction
Volume 10  (July to December 1827)

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), iii–iv.

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Preface

Anon

Genre:

Preface

Subjects:

Popularization, Discovery


    Writes: 'With a view to keep pace with the Spirit of Philosophical Discovery which characterizes the present day, the Editor has been his own Prometheus in introducing his readers to the "Arcana of Science," the object of which has already been fully explained, and he hopes, to a certain extent, realized' (iv).


See also:

[John Timbs], '[Editorial Introduction]', Mirror of Literature, 10 (1827), 252


Issue 262 (7 July 1827)Expand    Contract

Section: The Selector, and Literary Notices of New Works

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 6–7.

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The Falls of Niagara

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Travelogue

Publications extracted:

De Roos 1827 De Roos, John Frederick Fitzgerald 1827. Personal Narrative of Travels in the United States and Canada in 1826: With Remarks on the Present State of the American Navy, London: W. A. Ainsworth
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Subjects:

Travel, Physical Geography, Wonder, Feeling


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 7–8.

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The Guillotine

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Travelogue

Publications extracted:

Stevenson 1827 Stevenson, Seth William 1827. A Tour in France, Savoy, Northern Italy, Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands, in the Summer of 1825: Including Some Observations on the Scenery of the Neckar and the Rhine, 2 vols, London: C. and J. Rivington
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Subjects:

Machinery, Crime


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 9–10.

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The Months. July

Anon

Genre:

Regular Feature, Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

Time's Telescope Time's Telescope (1814–34) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Natural History, Feeling, Manufactories, Botany


    Rejoicing in the Arcadian pleasures of harvest-time, observes: 'Overgrown towns and manufactories may have changed for the worse, the spirit and feelings of our population; in them, "evil communications may have corrupted good manners;" but in the country at large, there never was a more simple-minded, healthful-hearted, and happy race of people than our present British peasantry' (10).



Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 11.

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Astronomical Occurrences for July, 1827

Pasche Pasche
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Genre:

Regular Feature, Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Astronomy, Light, Heat, Extra-Terrestrial Life

People mentioned:

William Herschel, Herschel, Sir William (1738–1822) DSB ODNB
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Francis Moore Moore, Francis (1657–1714?) ODNB
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Section: The Gatherer

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 16.

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[Anecdote of Dr. Barclay Barclay, John (1758–1826) DSB
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]

Anon

Genre:

Anecdote, Drollery

Subjects:

Scientific Practitioners, Medical Practitioners, Controversy


    Relates Barclay's droll response to a noisy but ill informed dinner-time discussion among medical men.



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Issue 263 ([7? July 1827]) 'Supplementary Number'Expand    Contract

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 17–32.

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Sir Walter Scott's Scott, Sir Walter, 1st Baronet (1771–1832) ODNB
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Life of Napoleon Bonaparte [Scott, Walter] 1827a. The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor of the French: With a Preliminary View of the French Revolution, 9 vols, London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Green
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Anon

Genre:

Extract, Biography

Publications extracted:

[Scott] 1827a [Scott, Walter] 1827a. The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor of the French: With a Preliminary View of the French Revolution, 9 vols, London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Green
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[4] Napoleon's Napoleon I, Emperor of France (1769–1821) CBD
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Early Life

Subjects:

Education, War, Military Technology, Genius, Endeavour, Mathematics, Aeronautics

Institutions mentioned:

military college, Brienne Brienne. military college
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    Observes: 'Napoleon's ardour for the abstract sciences amounted to a passion, and was combined with a singular aptitude for applying them to the purposes of war' (20). Considers dubious an anecdote suggesting that Napoleon was refused his desire to ascend in Jean P Blanchard's Blanchard, Jean Pierre (or François) (1753–1809) WBI
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balloon and attempted to cut the balloon with his sword in pique.



[10] Napoleon Divorced from Josephine Joséphine de Beauharnais (née Marie Joséphine Rose Tascher de la Pagerie) (1763–1814) CBD
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Subjects:

Botany, Gender


    Reports that her life after the divorce was spent in acts of charitiy, in cultivating the fine arts, and in 'pursuing the science of botany' (29).



[14] Death of Napoleon

Subjects:

Medical Practitioners



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Issue 264 (14 July 1827)Expand    Contract

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 34–36.

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The Months

Anon

Genre:

Regular Feature, Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

Hunt 1821 Hunt, Leigh 1821. The Months: Descriptive of the Successive Beauties of the Year, London: C & J Ollier
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[1] The Season

Subjects:

Meteorology, Natural History


[2] Bathing

Subjects:

Health


[3] Insects

Subjects:

Entomology, Design, Wonder



Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 36.

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The Peacock

F R Y Y, F R
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Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Ornithology


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 36–37.

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A Warning to Fruit Eaters

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:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Physiology, Surgery

Publications cited:

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (1665–1900+) Waterloo Directory
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Section: Arts and Sciences

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 40.

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The Beech Tree—A Non-Conductor of Lightning

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:

Electricity, Meteorology, Botany


Section: The Selector, and Literary Notices of New Works

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 47.

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Bonaparte Attempts Suicide

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Biography

Publications extracted:

[Scott] 1827a [Scott, Walter] 1827a. The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor of the French: With a Preliminary View of the French Revolution, 9 vols, London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Green
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Subjects:

Narcotics, Medical Treatment, Disease

People mentioned:

Marie J A N Caritat, marquis de Condorcet Condorcet, Marie-Jean-Antoine-Nicolas Caritat, marquis de (1743–94) DSB
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Issue 265 (21 July 1827)Expand    Contract

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 51–53.

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The Sketch-Book. No. XLII. Whitsun-Eve. By Miss Mitford Mitford, Mary Russell (1787–1855) ODNB
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Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

Monthly Magazine Monthly Magazine (1796–1843) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Natural History, Entomology, Amusement


Section: Spirit of the Public Journals

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 53–56.

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The Letter-Writer

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Short Fiction

Publications extracted:

Inspector Inspector (1826–27) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Mathematics, Commerce, Reading


    The narrator has been 'educated for the church', but loses his family living, and is forced to find other work. He works as a clerk to a brewer, but is dismissed, and after 'years of struggling and striving', he once more finds himself without work in a small market town. He stands gazing at the books in the window of a small stationer's shop; he recalls: 'The first I noticed was, "The Young Gentleman's Multiplication Table, or Two and Two make Four"—I sighed as I remembered how little this promising study had availed me!' (54).



Section: The Selector; and Literary Notices of New Works

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 59–60.

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Personal Character of Bonaparte Napoleon I, Emperor of France (1769–1821) CBD
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Anon

Genre:

Extract, Biography

Publications extracted:

[Scott] 1827a [Scott, Walter] 1827a. The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor of the French: With a Preliminary View of the French Revolution, 9 vols, London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Green
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Subjects:

Mathematics, Morality


    Observes: 'A calculator by nature and by habit, Napoleon was fond of order, and a friend to that moral conduct in which order is best exemplified' (60).



Section: Miscellanies

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 64.

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Incubation and Age of Birds

Anon

Genre:

Introduction; Table

Subjects:

Ornithology

People mentioned:

Bernard G E de la Ville-Sur-Illon, comte de Lacépède Lacépède, Bernard-Germain-Étienne de la Ville-Sur-Illon, comte de (1756–1825) DSB
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Issue 266 (28 July 1827)Expand    Contract

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 67.

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Volcanoes

Jacobus Jacobus
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Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Vulcanology, Wonder, Chemistry, Heat, Fear


    Notes that 'some philosophers have concluded, that in the bowels of burning mountains there are various sorts of bodies which probably ferment by moisture, and being thus expanded, at last produce eruptions and explosions'.



Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 70.

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Select Biography. No. LVI. Gilbert Burns Burns, Gilbert (1760–1827) WBI
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Anon

Genre:

Regular Feature, Extract, Biography

Publications extracted:

Monthly Magazine Monthly Magazine (1796–1843) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Phrenology


    Relates that the 'phrenological developments' of Burns and his brother (the poet, Robert Burns Burns, Robert (1759–96) ODNB
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) 'are said to have been not dissimilar'.



Section: Spirit of the Public Journals

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 74–77.

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Dozing

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous, Drollery

Publications extracted:

Monthly Magazine Monthly Magazine (1796–1843) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Machinery, Steam-power, Physiology, Narcotics


    Begins: 'Our corporeal machinery requires an occasional relaxation, as much as the steam engine does the application of oil to its divers springs' (74). Discussing dozing in church, predicts 'that if the Rev. Nabob Narcotic happen to preach this evening, you will, of a surety, doze' (75).



Section: The Selector, and Literary Notices of New Works

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 77.

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The Chinese Almanac

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

Timkovskii 1827 Timkovskii, George 1827. Travels of the Russian Mission Through Mongolia to China, and Residence in Peking, in the Year 1820–1821, 2 vols, London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green.
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Subjects:

Astrology, Astronomy, Time, Government, Superstition, Societies, Instruments, Mathematics


Section: Arts and Sciences

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 78–79.

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Flattening of the Earth

Anon

Genre:

Abstract, Paper

Publications abstracted:

Louis I Duperrey Duperrey, Louis-Isidore (1786–1865) DSB
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Académie des Sciences, Paris Académie des Sciences, Paris
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Subjects:

Exploration, Physical Geography, Magnetism, Geology

People mentioned:

Louis C de S deFreycinet, Freycinet, Louis Claude de Saulces de (1779–1842) WBI
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Edward Sabine Sabine, Edward (1788–1883) DSB
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Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 79.

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Habits of Plants

Anon

Genre:

Abstract, Address

Publications abstracted:

Alexander Walker Walker, Sir Alexander, 1st Baronet (1764–1831) ODNB
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St Helena agricultural society St Helena. agricultural society
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Subjects:

Botany, Physiology, Acclimatization, Biogeography


Section: Miscellanies

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 80.

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Ramsden Ramsden, Jesse (1735–1800) DSB
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the Optician

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Biography

Publications extracted:

[Kitchiner] 1815 [Kitchiner, William] 1815. Practical Observations on Telescopes, London: S. Bagster
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Subjects:

Instrument-makers, Endeavour, Genius


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Issue 267 (4 August 1827)Expand    Contract

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 84–85.

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Astronomical Occurrences for August, 1827

Pasche Pasche
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Genre:

Regular Feature, Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Astronomy, Wonder, Instruments

People mentioned:

Patrick Brydone, Brydone, Patrick (1736–1818) ODNB
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William Herschel Herschel, Sir William (1738–1822) DSB ODNB
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Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 85–87.

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The Novelist. No. CVI. Rosalie Berton  [2/2]

Anon

Genre:

Regular Feature, Extract, Short Fiction, Serial

Publications extracted:

Anon 1827b Anon. 1827b. Tales of All Nations, London: T. Hurst and Co.
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Subjects:

Feeling, Mental Illness


    The news of her lover's death causes Rosalie to 'fall senseless to the ground'. She is carried to her bed, but the illness rapidly becomes serious: 'A fever seized her frame; she became at once delirious; nor did reason again resume her throne; and it was not till after months of suffering and agony, that she recovered, if that could be called recovery, which gave back deformed and hapless lunatic, bereft of intellect and of beauty'. (87)



Section: Anecdotes and Recollections

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 88.

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Sir Anthony Carlisle Carlisle, Sir Anthony (1768–1840) DSB ODNB
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Anon

Genre:

Extract, Anecdote, Drollery

Publications extracted:

[Clarke] 1827 [Clarke, William] 1827. Every Night Book; or, Life After Dark, London: T. Richardson and Sherwood and Co.
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Subjects:

Medical Practitioners, Lecturing, Surgery


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 89–90.

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The Months. August

Anon

Genre:

Regular Feature, Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

Hunt 1821 Hunt, Leigh 1821. The Months: Descriptive of the Successive Beauties of the Year, London: C & J Ollier
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Subjects:

Natural History


Section: Spirit of the Public Journals

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 90.

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Leopard-Hunting

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

London Weekly Review London Weekly Review (1827–29) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Zoology, Hunting


Section: Miscellanies

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 94–95.

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Questions and Answers

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous, Drollery

Subjects:

Medical Practitioners


    One of the questions is 'What is a Doctor?'. The answer begins: 'A doctor, videlicit an M.D., is a sedate-looking personage; he listens calmly to the story of your ailments; [...] he feels your pulse, writes two or three unintelligible lines of Latin, for which you pay him a guinea' (94). The remainder of the description relates to his coach and servants.



Section: The Gatherer

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 96.

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Dr. E. D. Clarke's Clarke, Edward Daniel (1769–1822) DSB
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Rules for Travellers

Anon

Genre:

Extract

Publications extracted:

Edward D Clarke Clarke, Edward Daniel (1769–1822) DSB
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Subjects:

Scientific Practitioners, Travel


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Issue 268 (11 August 1827)Expand    Contract

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 97–98.

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Hospital of St. Thomas, Canterbury Hospital of St Thomas the Martyr, Canterbury
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Sagittarius Sagittarius
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Genre:

Miscellaneous

Relevant illustrations:

wdct.

Illustrators:

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

Hospitals, Christianity


Section: The Lecturer

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 98.

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Minor Affections of the Brain

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Lecture

Publications extracted:

Henry Clutterbuck Clutterbuck, Henry (1767–1856) ODNB
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Subjects:

Disease, Medical Treatment, Accidents


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 98.

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Hydrophobia

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Lecture

Publications extracted:

John Abernethy Abernethy, John (1764–1831) ODNB
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Subjects:

Disease, Medical Treatment, Quackery


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 98–99.

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Effects of Kindness on the Sick

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Lecture

Publications extracted:

John Armstrong Armstrong, John, the elder (1784–1829) ODNB
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Subjects:

Disease, Medical Treatment

People mentioned:

Aulus C Celsus Celsus, Aulus Cornelius (fl. c. 25) DSB
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Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 99.

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Diet

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

Paris 1826 Paris, John Ayrton 1826. A Treatise on Diet: With a View to Establish, on Practical Grounds, a System of Rules for the Prevention and Cure of the Diseases Incident to a Disordered State of the Digestive Functions, London: T. & G. Underwood
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Subjects:

Nutrition, Physiology

People mentioned:

Charles Spalding Spalding, Charles (d. 1783) WBI
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Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 100–101.

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Death of Mr. Canning Canning, George (1770–1827) ODNB
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Anon

Genre:

Obituary; Reportage

Subjects:

Education, Artisans, Patronage | Disease, Medical Treatment, Medical Practitioners, Death

People mentioned:

William Knighton, Knighton, Sir William, 1st Baronet (1776–1836) ODNB
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William G Maton Maton, William George (1774–1835) ODNB
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    Observes of Canning: 'he has stimulated the march of mind; he has seconded the exertions of liberal friends to the improvements of the uneducated, and he has patronized the useful as well as the fine arts, philosophy and science, of his country' (200)



Section: Miscellanies

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 102.

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Islands Produced by Insects

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Invertebrate Zoology, Wonder


Section: The Selector; and Literary Notices of New Works

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 109.

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Kangaroo Waggery

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Anecdote

Publications extracted:

Cunningham 1827 Cunningham, Peter Miller 1827. Two Years in New South Wales: Comprising Sketches of the Actual State of Society in that Colony; of its Peculiar Advantages to Emigrants; of its Topography, Natural History, &c. &c, 2 vols, London: Henry Colburn
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Subjects:

Animal Behaviour


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 109–10.

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Setting in of an Indian Monsoon

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Reminiscences

Publications extracted:

Forbes 1813 Forbes, James 1813. Oriental Memoirs: Selected and Abridged from a Series of Familiar Letters Written During Seventeen Years Residence in India; Including Observations on Parts of Africa and South America, and a Narrative of Occurences in Four India Voyages, 4 vols, London: White, Cochrane, and Co.
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Subjects:

Meteorology


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 110.

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Grace of Carriage

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

Arnott 1827–29 Arnott, Neil 1827–29. Elements of Physics; or, Natural Philosophy, General and Medical, Explained Independently of Technical Mathematics, 2 vols, London: Underwood
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Subjects:

Anatomy, Mechanics


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 111.

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Centre of Gravity, in Reference to Sea-Sickness

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

Arnott 1827–29 Arnott, Neil 1827–29. Elements of Physics; or, Natural Philosophy, General and Medical, Explained Independently of Technical Mathematics, 2 vols, London: Underwood
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Subjects:

Physiology, Mechanics


Section: Arts and Sciences

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 111–12.

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Noisy Fish

Anon

Genre:

Abstract, Paper

Publications abstracted:

Georges Cuvier Cuvier, Georges (1769–1832) DSB
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Académie des Sciences, Paris Académie des Sciences, Paris
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Subjects:

Zoology, Sound


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 112.

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Geology

Anon

Genre:

Abstract, Paper

Publications abstracted:

Louis C Prévost Prévost, Louis-Constant (1787–1856) DSB
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Académie des Sciences, Paris Académie des Sciences, Paris
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Subjects:

Geology, Biogeography


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Issue 269 (18 August 1827)Expand    Contract

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 115–16.

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The Sketch Book. No. XLIV. The Blue Bottle

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

[Forrester] 1827 Forrester, Charles R [Alfred Crowquill, pseud.] 1827. Absurdities: In Prose and Verse, London: Thomas Hurst & Co. and W. Morgan
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Subjects:

Phrenology, Entomology


    Relates that the bluebottle 'rudely and unceremoniously bumps away all sober reflection', observing: 'I wonder whether the phrenological Spurzheim Spurzheim, Johann Christoph (1776–1832) DSB
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ever felt the bumps of a blue-bottle!' (115). The bluebottle is unaffected by wine-drinking: 'He is naturally giddy, and according to entomologists, always sees more than double, while his head was never made to be turned' (116).



Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 116–18.

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Law and Lawyers

F R Y Y, F R
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Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Crime, Medical Practitioners, Dissection

Institutions mentioned:

Company of Barbers and Surgeons of London Company of Barbers and Surgeons of London
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Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 119.

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Carrier Pigeons

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:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Ornithology, Animal Behaviour

People mentioned:

Benoît de Maillet, Maillet, Benoît de (1656–1738) DSB
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Thomas Bewick Bewick, Thomas (1753–1828) ODNB
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Section: Spirit of the Public Journals

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 121.

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House Launching

Anon

Genre:

Extract—Extract, Reportage; News-Commentary, Drollery

Publications extracted:

London Magazine London Magazine (1820–29) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Machinery, Engineering, Cultural Geography


    The extract from the London Magazine begins with a paragraph from an unnamed American newspaper concerning the use of a cradle to move two brick buildings, in which it is claimed that 'In the course of time, it is likely that houses will be put up upon ways at brick or stone quarries, and sold as ships are, to be delivered to any part of the city'. The writer in the London Magazine makes facetious remarks about the future progress of America.



Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 121–22.

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Good Night to the Season

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Poetry, Drollery

Publications extracted:

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

Menageries, Exploration, Horticulture, Exhibitions


    Bemoans the passing of the London social season. Among the chief rages were: 'Miss Fennel's Macaw, which at Boodle's [a fashionable London club] / Is held to have something to say; / Mrs. Splenetic's musical Poodles, / Which bark "Batti, batti!" all day: / The pony Sir Araby sported, As hot and as black as a coal, / And the Lion his mother imported, / In bearskins and grease, from the Pole'. Other features of the season were: 'the flowers / Of the grand horticultural fête, / When boudoirs were quitted for bowers, / And the fashion was not to be late'. (122)



Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 122.

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Tiger Taming

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

London Weekly Review London Weekly Review (1827–29) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Animal Behaviour


Section: The Selector, and Literary Notices of New Works

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 123.

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The Jew's Harp

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

[Paris] 1827 [Paris, John Ayrton] 1827. Philosophy in Sport made Science in Earnest! Being an Attempt to Illustrate the First Principles of Natural Philosophy by the Aid of the Popular Toys and Sports, 3 vols, London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green
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Subjects:

Sound, Music, Physics


Section: The Lecturer

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 126.

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Vertigo, or Giddiness

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Lecture

Publications extracted:

Henry Clutterbuck Clutterbuck, Henry (1767–1856) ODNB
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Subjects:

Disease, Mental Illness, Physiology


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 126.

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Bathing

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Health, Hydropathy, Physiology

People mentioned:

James Currie Currie, James (1756–1805) ODNB
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Section: Arts and Sciences

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 127–28.

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Attraction

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

Arnott 1827–29 Arnott, Neil 1827–29. Elements of Physics; or, Natural Philosophy, General and Medical, Explained Independently of Technical Mathematics, 2 vols, London: Underwood
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Subjects:

Gravity, Astronomy

People mentioned:

Nevil Maskelyne Maskelyne, Nevil (1732–1811) DSB
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Section: The Gatherer

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 128.

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[Flat Earth]

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Physical Geography, Astronomy, Mathematics, Ancient Authorities, Christianity, Error

People mentioned:

St Athanasius Athanasius, Saint (c. 296–373) CBD
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The Months. The Hop Harvest

Anon

Genre:

Regular Feature, Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Horticulture, Pharmaceuticals


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 138–39.

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My Common-Place Book. No. XX.

Anon

Genre:

Regular Feature, Miscellaneous, Extract

Publications extracted:

Cradock 1826 Cradock, Joseph 1826. Literary and Miscellaneous Memoirs, London: privately printed
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[5] Montpellier

Subjects:

Medical Treatment, Disease



Section: Anecdotes and Recollections

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 139.

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Fashion

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous, Drollery

Subjects:

Astronomy, Extra-Terrestrial Life


    An Italian poet having located the temple of the god of fashion in the moon, the writer speculates that 'it was the walls of this edifice that Professor Grinthausen Grinthausen, Prof (of Munich) (fl. 1827) ML1/10/270a/3
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, of Munich, lately mistook for an immense fortress.' Relates the existence of 'monthly fashions' to the lunar influence.



Section: Spirit of the Public Journals

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 140–42.

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Fireside Enjoyments

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Short Fiction

Publications extracted:

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

Physiology, Health, Nutrition


    The narrator describes a delightful evening spent alone: 'my heart beat lightly; my pulse was quickened by the exercise of the morning; my blood flowed freely through my veins, as meeting with no checks or impediments to its current, and my spirits were elated' (140). Later, he describes his dog, who, 'having partaken of my dinner, was following the advice and example of Abernethy Abernethy, John (1764–1831) ODNB
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, and sleeping on the rug, as it digested' (141).



Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 143.

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The Delicacy of the Marikina

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

London Magazine London Magazine (1820–29) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Zoology, Acclimatization


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Section: Retrospective Gleanings

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 148–50.

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The Great Fire of 1666

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous; Extract, Miscellaneous; Afterword

Publications extracted:

Malcolm 1808 Malcolm, James Peller 1808. Anecdotes of the Manners and Customs of London During the Eighteenth Century: Including the Charities, Depravities, Dresses and Amusements of the Citizens of London During that Period, with a Review of the State of Society in 1807; to Which is Added, a Sketch of the Domestic and Ecclesiastical Architecture, and of the Various Improvements in the Metropolis, London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme
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Subjects:

Epidemiology, Public Health, Government

Institutions mentioned:

Corporation of London Corporation of London
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    Observes: 'To this conflagration may be attributed the complete destruction of the plague, which, the year before only, swept off 68,590 persons!' (149). The extract discusses the danger to public health of the town before the fire, and of the improvements made in the rebuilding and subsequently. The afterword quotes James P Malcolm's Malcolm, James Peller (1767–1815) ODNB
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view that 'London was burnt by government, to annihilate the plague, which was grafted in every crevice of the hateful old houses composing it' (150).



Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 150–52.

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The Sketch-Book. No. XLV. Behind the Scenes; or, A Breakfast in Newgate  [2/2]

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Short Fiction

Publications extracted:

Knight's Quarterly Magazine Knight's Quarterly Magazine (1823–25) Quarterly Magazine (1825) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Phrenology


    The narrator joins the clergyman, sheriffs, city-marshal and others for breakfast after an execution. The clergyman expressing alarm at the idea of having taken cold through officiating without a wig, the conversation turns to craniology. There are some witty exchanges, but the narrator reports: 'the ordinary beat us all hollow, when it was contended that the disposition and the mind might be known from the exterior of the skull, by remarking that he had now an additional reason to regret having come there without his wig' (152).



Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 153–54.

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The Months. September

Anon

Genre:

Regular Feature, Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Natural History, Ornithology, Hunting, Botany


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 154.

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Astronomical Occurrences for September, 1827

Pasche Pasche
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Genre:

Regular Feature, Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Astronomy

See also:

Pasche, 'Astronomical Observations for September', Mirror of Literature, 8 (1826), 130–31


Section: Spirit of the Public Journals

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 154–55.

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"The Woodsman"

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Reportage

Publications extracted:

Monthly Magazine Monthly Magazine (1796–1843) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Observation, Zoology, Supernaturalism


    The account begins: 'A GERMAN newspaper contains a strange account—avouched with as much apparent accuracy as those which concerned the mermaids lately seen off our own coast, or the sea-serpent that visits the shores of America—of a conversion lately worked upon the morals of a famous robber, by a supernatural visitation in the forest of Wildeshausen' (154).



Section: The Selector, and Literary Notices of New Works

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 157–58.

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New South Wales

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

Cunningham 1827 Cunningham, Peter Miller 1827. Two Years in New South Wales: Comprising Sketches of the Actual State of Society in that Colony; of its Peculiar Advantages to Emigrants; of its Topography, Natural History, &c. &c, 2 vols, London: Henry Colburn
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[1] Trees

Subjects:

Botany, Chemistry


[2] Fruits

Subjects:

Botany, Horticulture, Acclimatization


[3] Birds

Subjects:

Ornithology


[4] Animals

Subjects:

Zoology, Hunting



Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 159.

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Hospital for the Dumb

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

Forbes 1813 Forbes, James 1813. Oriental Memoirs: Selected and Abridged from a Series of Familiar Letters Written During Seventeen Years Residence in India; Including Observations on Parts of Africa and South America, and a Narrative of Occurences in Four India Voyages, 4 vols, London: White, Cochrane, and Co.
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Subjects:

Hospitals, Veterinary Science


Section: The Gatherer

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 160.

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On Craniology

Anon

Genre:

Poetry, Drollery

Subjects:

Phrenology


    'In days of yore, / Laid wit and lore, / And wisdom in the wig; / But now the skull / Contains them all / The peruke is too big'.



Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 160.

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[Theatrical Props]

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Letter, Drollery

Publications extracted:

[Cahaisse] 1812 Cahaisse, Henri Alexis [K. S. H., pseud.] 1812. Mémoires de Préville, Paris: Guillaume
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Subjects:

Meteorology, Disease, Vaccination


    A letter from themanager of a strolling company to his promoter includes ludicrous statements about props and actors, as for example: 'The thunder got broke on the road, and we have been forced to have fresh sodder [i.e. solder] for the two lightnings. Our divinities are well, with the exception of Love, who has got the small-pox; the Graces have been inoculated; we were obliged to leave them behind on the road'.



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Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 163.

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Origins and Inventions. No. XXIX

Anon

Genre:

Regular Feature, Extract, Anecdote

Publications extracted:

Wadd 1827b Wadd, William 1827b. Mems. Maxims, and Memoirs, London: Callow and Wilson
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[1] Going Snacks

Subjects:

Epidemiology


    Describes the office of body-searcher, and relates that, during the great plague, a body-searcher of the name of Snacks Snacks, — (fl. c. 1665) ML1/10/272/1
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offered half-profits to anyone who would assist him in his work. Avers that this accounts for the use of the phrase 'going snacks' to describe dividing spoils.




Section: Anecdotes and Recollections

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 168.

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"Four Thieves' Vinegar"

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Anecdote, Drollery

Publications extracted:

Wadd 1827b Wadd, William 1827b. Mems. Maxims, and Memoirs, London: Callow and Wilson
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Subjects:

Medical Practitioners, Pharmaceuticals

People mentioned:

John Chandler Chandler, John (1699/1700–80) ODNB
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Institutions mentioned:

Messrs Chandler, Smith, and Newsom Chandler, Smith, and Newsom (Messrs), firm
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Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 169.

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New Suspension Bridge, Hammersmith Hammersmith Bridge
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Anon

Genre:

Reportage

Relevant illustrations:

wdct.

Subjects:

Engineering, Progress


Section: The Selector; and Literary Notices of New Works

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 172–73.

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The Tucumanese Schoolmaster

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Travelogue

Publications extracted:

Andrews 1827 Andrews, Joseph 1827. Journey from Buenos Ayres: Through the Provinces of Cordova, Tucuman, and Salta, to Potosi, Thence by the Deserts of Caranja to Africa, and Subsequently, to Santiago de Chili and Coquimbo, Undertaken on Behalf of the Chilian and Peruvian Mining Association, in the Years 1825–26, 2 vols, London: John Murray
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Subjects:

Phrenology, Education, Mathematics


    Describes a village teacher with his pupils: 'He was reading a lecture on the heads of the scholars—a phrenological dissertation, if one might judge from its effects, with a wand long enough to bump the caput of the most remote offender' (172).



Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 173–74.

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Warming and Ventilating Houses

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

Arnott 1827–29 Arnott, Neil 1827–29. Elements of Physics; or, Natural Philosophy, General and Medical, Explained Independently of Technical Mathematics, 2 vols, London: Underwood
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Subjects:

Domestic Economy, Heat, Health, Disease, Technology


Section: The Lecturer

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 175–76.

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Mental Derangement

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Lecture

Publications extracted:

Henry Clutterbuck Clutterbuck, Henry (1767–1856) ODNB
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Subjects:

Mental Illness, Medical Treatment, Physiology, Pharmaceuticals, Dissection


Section: The Gatherer

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 176.

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[Physicians are Knaves]

Anon

Genre:

Anecdote, Drollery

Subjects:

Medical Practitioners


    A convalescing King George III George III, King of Great Britain and Ireland and King of Hanover (1738–1820) ODNB
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, playing cards with 'Dr. Keate, one of his physicians' (probably the surgeon, Robert Keate Keate, Robert (1777–1857) ODNB
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), laid down four knaves saying 'Here are my four physicians'.



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Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 177–79.

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Gaspard Monge's Monge, Gaspard (1746–1818) DSB
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Mausoleum

R Brown Brown, Richard (fl. 1793–1845) WBI
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Genre:

Letter; Extract

Publications extracted:

Monge 1799 Monge, Gaspard 1799. Géométrie descriptive, leçons données aux Écoles normales, l'an 3 de la République, Paris: Baudouin
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Relevant illustrations:

wdct.

Illustrators:

Sears Sears, Matthew Urlwin (fl. 1826–59) Engen 1985
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/ [Richard Brown] Brown, Richard (fl. 1793–1845) WBI
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Subjects:

Scientific Practitioners, Death, Architecture, Heroism, Mathematics, Exploration, Education, Government, Nationalism, Utility, Machinery, Industry, Artisans, Progress, Lecturing, Practice

People mentioned:

Dominique V Denon, Denon, Dominique Vivant, baron (1747–1825) WBI
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Emperor Napoleon I Napoleon I, Emperor of France (1769–1821) CBD
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Institutions mentioned:

Ecole Polytechnique, Paris Ecole Polytechnique, Paris
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Publications cited:

Hamilton 1738 Hamilton, John 1738. Stereography; or, A Compleat Body of Perspective, in all its Branches, 2 vols, London: S. Austen
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Section: Spirit of the Public Journals

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 186–88.

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Preparations for a Journey

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

Monthly Magazine Monthly Magazine (1796–1843) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Physics, Chemistry, Engineers


    The 'whole routine of valedictory arrangements' induces in the writer 'a sense of dislocation, which, next to a vacuum, Nature abhors' and creates 'a species of moral decomposition, not unlike that effected on matter by chemical agency' (186). Makes reference to 'one of Mr. M'Adam's McAdam, John Loudon (1756–1836) ODNB
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titles—"the Colossus of Roads"'(188).



Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 188.

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Epigram. The Retort Medical

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Epigram, Poetry, Drollery

Publications extracted:

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

Medical Practitioners, Medical Treatment


    'QUOTH Doctor Squid of Ponder's End, / "Of all the patients I attend, / Whate'er their aches or ails, / None ever will my fame attack," / "None ever can," retorted Jack: / "For dead men tell no tales"'.



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Section: Fine Arts

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 195–97.

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The Progress of Painting in France

G W N N, G W
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Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Medical Practitioners, Education


    Relates that the French artist Charles A Du Fresnoy Du Fresnoy, Charles Alphonse (1611–65) WBI
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was intended by his parents for the profession of medicine, and was accordingly sent to the University of Paris University of Paris
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; however, he subsequently left to study art, incensing his parents.



Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 198.

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My Common-Place Book. No. XXII

Anon

Genre:

Introduction; Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

Gray 1809 Gray, Hugh 1809. Letters from Canada Written During a Residence there in the Years 1806, 1807, and 1808: Shewing the Present State of Canada, its Productions, Trade, Commercial Importance and Political Relations; Illustrative of the Laws, the Manners of the People, and the Peculiarities of the Country and Climate; Exhibiting also the Commercial Importance of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, & Cape-Breton and their Increasing Ability, in Conjunction with Canada, to Furnish the Necessary Supplies of Lumber and Provisions to our West-India Islands, London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme
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[1] A Linnet at Sea

Subjects:

Ornithology, Animal Behaviour



Section: Spirit of the Public Journals

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 203–04.

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Contrast of Climate

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous, Extract

Publications extracted:

London Weekly Review London Weekly Review (1827–29) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Climatology


Section: The Selector; and Literary Notices of New Works

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 204–05.

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Anecdotes of the Faculty

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Anecdote

Publications extracted:

Wadd 1827b Wadd, William 1827b. Mems. Maxims, and Memoirs, London: Callow and Wilson
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[1] Quacks

Subjects:

Quackery

People mentioned:

Sarah Mapp Mapp (née Wallin), Sarah (1706–1737) ODNB
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[2] Dr. Radcliffe Radcliffe, John (1650–1714) ODNB
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Subjects:

Medical Practitioners


[3] Duels

Subjects:

Medical Practitioners

People mentioned:

Richard Brocklesby, Brocklesby, Richard (1722–97) ODNB
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Mark Akenside Akenside, Mark (1721–70) ODNB
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[4] William Hunter Hunter, William (1718–83) ODNB
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Subjects:

Medical Practitioners, Obstetrics


[5] John Hunter Hunter, John (1728–93) DSB
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Subjects:

Medical Practitioners, Commerce, Surgery

People mentioned:

William Hunter Hunter, William (1718–83) ODNB
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Section: The Lecturer

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 207–08.

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An Excerp[t] from Abernethy's Lectures

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Lecture

Publications extracted:

John Abernethy Abernethy, John (1764–1831) ODNB
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Subjects:

Disease, Physiology, Nutrition, Vivisection

People mentioned:

John Curry, Curry, John (1702–1780) ODNB
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John Hunter Hunter, John (1728–93) DSB
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Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 209–10.

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Kew Palace Kew Palace
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Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Relevant illustrations:

wdct.

Illustrators:

Bonner Bonner, George Wilmot (1796–1836) ODNB
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Subjects:

Engineering, Skill, Error

People mentioned:

James Wyatt Wyatt, James (1746–1813) ODNB
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Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 210.

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The Nuptial Charm

Utopia Utopia
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Genre:

Poetry

Subjects:

Magnetism


    Refers to the 'lure of beauty's power' as 'The skin-deep magnet of an hour'.



Section: Fine Arts

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 210–11.

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Raphael Sanzio D'Urbino Raphael (properly Raffaello Santi or Sanzio) (1483–1520) CBD
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G W N N, G W
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Genre:

Biography

Subjects:

Anatomy, Representation, Mathematics, Education

Institutions mentioned:

Lyceum Lyceum
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    Relates that Raphael 'did not design naked figures with so much knowledge as Michael Angelo Michelangelo (Michelagniolo di Lodovico Buonarotti) (1475–1564) CBD
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, who was more eminently skilled in anatomy' (210).



Section: The Selector, and Literary Notices of New Works

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 213–16.

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A Storm in the Indian Seas

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Travelogue

Publications extracted:

[Horne 1827] [Horne, Moffat James] 1827. The Adventures of Naufragus: Written by Himself, London: Smith, Elder, & Co.
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Subjects:

Prognostication, Meteorology, Microbiology


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 216.

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Damp Beds

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Instructions

Publications extracted:

Kitchiner 1827 Kitchiner, William 1827. The Traveller's Oracle; or, Maxims for Locomotion: Containing Precepts for Promoting the Pleasures and Hints for Preserving the Health of Travellers, 2 vols, London: Henry Colburn
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Subjects:

Domestic Economy, Health


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 217–18.

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Manners & Customs of all Nations. No. XII

Anon

Genre:

Regular Feature, Miscellaneous

Relevant illustrations:

wdct. [2]



[1] Kanemboo Market-Woman

Subjects:

Ethnography

Publications cited:

Denham and Clapperton 1826 Denham, Dixon and Clapperton, Hugh 1826. Narrative of Travels and Discoveries in Northern and Central Africa, in the Years 1822, 1823 and 1824, by Major Denham, Captain Clapperton, and the late Doctor Oudney: Extending Across the Great Desert to the Tenth Degree of Northern Latitude, and from Kouka in Bornou, to Sackatoo, the Capital of the Fellatah Empire, 2 vols, London: John Murray
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[2] Shouaa Woman. Kingdom of Bornou

Subjects:

Ethnography


[3] African Funerals

Subjects:

Ethnography



Section: Spirit of the Public Journals

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 218–21.

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Willy M'Gee's Monkey

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Short Fiction, Drollery

Publications extracted:

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

Animal Behaviour, Human Species, Medical Practitioners


    The narrator relates an anecdote about his pet monkey who, dressed in Highland dress, was mistaken by a Highlander for a tradesman. Introducing the anecdote, he observes: 'I dinna think that monkeys are beasts ava. I hae a half notion that they are just wee hairy men that canna, or rather that winna speak, in case they be made to work like ither folk, instead of leading a life of idleness' (218). On the Highlander handing him a banknote, the monkey looked at it 'as if to see that it wasna a forgery' shaking his head 'like a doctor, when he's no very sure what's wrang wi' a person, but wants to mak' it appear that he kens a' about it' (219).



Section: Useful Domestic Hints

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 223.

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Finings for Wines

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Instructions

Publications extracted:

Anon 1826b Anon. 1826b. The Vintner's, Brewer's, Spirit Merchant's and Licensed Victualler's Guide: Containing the History, Theory, and Practice of Manufacturing Wines, Foreign and Domestic, Malt Liquors [...] Numerous Important Hints on Cellaring. By a Practical Man, London: W. Wetton
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Subjects:

Domestic Economy, Chemistry


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 223.

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Manner of Using Finings

Anon

Genre:

Regular Feature, Extract, Instructions

Publications extracted:

Anon 1826b Anon. 1826b. The Vintner's, Brewer's, Spirit Merchant's and Licensed Victualler's Guide: Containing the History, Theory, and Practice of Manufacturing Wines, Foreign and Domestic, Malt Liquors [...] Numerous Important Hints on Cellaring. By a Practical Man, London: W. Wetton
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Subjects:

Domestic Economy, Chemistry


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 223.

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Of Flavouring and Colouring Wines

Anon

Genre:

Regular Feature, Extract, Instructions

Publications extracted:

Anon 1826b Anon. 1826b. The Vintner's, Brewer's, Spirit Merchant's and Licensed Victualler's Guide: Containing the History, Theory, and Practice of Manufacturing Wines, Foreign and Domestic, Malt Liquors [...] Numerous Important Hints on Cellaring. By a Practical Man, London: W. Wetton
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Subjects:

Domestic Economy, Chemistry


Section: The Gatherer

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 223–24.

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Birds Poisoning their Young

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Ornithology, Animal Behaviour

Publications cited:

Holmes [1823] Holmes, Isaac [1823]. An Account of the United States of America: Derived from Actual Observation, During a Residence of Four Years in that Republic: Including Original Communications, London: privately published
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Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 224.

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Magical Clock

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Instrument-Makers, Machinery, Wonder, Magic, Superstition

People mentioned:

Pierre Jaquet-Droz, Jaquet-Droz, Pierre (1721–90) WBI
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King Philip V Philip V, King of Spain (1683–1746) CBD
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Issue 276 (6 October 1827)Expand    Contract

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 226–27.

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Debtor and Creditor  [1/2]

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Essay, Serial

Publications extracted:

[Timbs] 1828 [Timbs, John] 1828. Cameleon Sketches, London: printed for the author
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Subjects:

Scientific Practitioners, Endeavour


    'In our youthful days, we all remember to have read a pithy string of Maxims by Dr. Franklin Franklin, Benjamin (1706–90) DSB
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; and we are accustomed to admire the pertinence of their wit,—but here their influence too often terminates' (227).



Section: Spirit of the Public Journals

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 229–31.

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Anecdotes of Ugo Foscolo, the Italian Poet

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Recollections

Publications extracted:

Literary Gazette Literary Gazette (1817–62) Parthenon (1863) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Physiognomy


    Observes that Foscolo's mouth was 'drooping, in the way that physiognomists dislike, but his forehead was splendid in the extreme; large, smooth, and exemplifying all the power of thought and reasoning, for which his mind was so remarkable' (229).



Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 231.

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English Fruits  [1/3]Anon, 'English Fruits', Mirror of Literature, 10 (1827), 295
Anon, 'English Fruits', Mirror of Literature, 10 (1827), 300–02

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Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous, Serial

Publications extracted:

Quarterly Journal of Science Journal of Science and the Arts (1816–19) Quarterly Journal of Literature, Science and the Arts (1819–27) Quarterly Journal of Literature, Science and Art (1827–30) Journal of the Royal Institution of Great Britain (1830–31) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Horticulture, Botany, Breeding


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 232–33.

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The Months. October

Anon

Genre:

Regular Feature, Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Feeling, Natural History, Natural Economy, Ornithology, Entomology, Meteorology

People mentioned:

Leigh Hunt Hunt, Leigh (James Henry Leigh) (1784–1859) ODNB
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Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 233.

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Astronomical Occurrences for October, 1827

Pasche Pasche
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Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Astronomy, Dynamics, Gravity

People mentioned:

Pierre S, marquis de Laplace Laplace, Pierre-Simon, marquis de (1749–1827) DSB
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Section: Fine Arts

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 233–35.

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Hans Holbein Holbein, Hans, the younger (1497–1543) CBD
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Anon

Genre:

Extract, Biography

Publications extracted:

Westminster Review Westminster Review (1846–1900+) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Representation, Death, Epidemiology, Disease


    Describes three paintings of the 'Dance of Death', two of which were painted shortly after outbreaks of plague. Refers one of them to the occurrence of plague at Basel in 1312, which 'destroyed above 11,000 people', observing that the artist probably 'availed himself of the impression which such a dreadful mortality must have made on the minds of all the surviving, to represent how inexorable death drags to the grave, in terrible sport, rich and poor, high and low, clergymen and laity' (235).



Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 235.

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[Liberty and Fixed Air]

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

Edmund Burke Burke, Edmund (1729/30–97) ODNB
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Subjects:

Politics, Gas Chemistry


    'When I see the spirit of liberty in action, I see a strong principle at work; and, this for awhile, is all I can possibly know of it. The wild gas, the fixed air, is plainly broke loose; but we ought to suspend our judgement until the first effervescence is a little subsided, till, the liquor is cleared, and until we see something deeper than the agitation of a troubled and frothy surface'.



Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 236–37.

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The Central Market, Leeds Central Market, Leeds
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Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Relevant illustrations:

wdct.

Subjects:

Engineering

People mentioned:

Francis Goodwin Goodwin, Francis (1784–1835) ODNB
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Section: The Selector; and Literary Notices of New Works

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 238–39.

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Robinson Crusoes

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

Southey 1827 Southey, Thomas 1827. Chronological History of the West Indies, 3 vols, London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Green
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Subjects:

Medical Treatment


    Relates of one of the castaways described that he 'was twice sick during the eight years, both times in August, and both times bled himself' (289).



Section: The Gatherer

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 240.

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Insanity

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous; Extract, Poetry

Subjects:

Mental Illness


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 240.

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Macadam McAdam, John Loudon (1756–1836) ODNB
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ization

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Reportage

Publications extracted:

'Parliamentary Papers'

Subjects:

Engineering


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 240.

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New Lamp

Anon

Genre:

Reportage

Subjects:

Light, Heat, Technology, Invention

Institutions mentioned:

Royal Institution Royal Institution of Great Britain
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Issue 277 (13 October 1827)Expand    Contract

Section: Spirit of the Public Journals

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 246–47.

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Dirty People

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous, Drollery

Publications extracted:

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

Health


    Suggests that there are people who are naturally dirty or clean. Asserts of the former: 'It is in the skin—in the blood—in the flesh—and in the bone—that with such the disease of dirt more especially lies' (246). Observes that 'there is more truth than Dr. Kitchiner Kitchiner, William (1778–1827) ODNB
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was aware of in his apophthegm—that a clean skin may be regarded as next in efficacy to a clear conscience', and that 'the doctor had but a very imperfect notion of the meaning of the words—clean skin—his observation being not even skin-deep' (247).



Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 247.

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Quackery

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

London Magazine London Magazine (1820–29) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Quackery, Christianity


Section: The Selector; and Literary Notices of New Works

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 251–52.

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Advantages of Political Economy

Anon

Genre:

Introduction; Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

Senior 1827 Senior, Nassau William 1827. An Introductory Lecture on Political Economy: Delivered before the University of Oxford, on the 6th of December, 1826, London: J. Mawman
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Subjects:

Political Economy, Patronage, Universities, Progress, Race, Nationalism

People mentioned:

Henry Drummond Drummond, Henry (1786–1860) ODNB
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Institutions mentioned:

University of Oxford University of Oxford
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Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 252.

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Prolonging Life

Anon

Genre:

Extract

Publications extracted:

Wadd 1827b Wadd, William 1827b. Mems. Maxims, and Memoirs, London: Callow and Wilson
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Subjects:

Health, Error

Publications cited:

Thicknesse 1780 Thicknesse, Philip 1780. The Valetudinarians Bath Guide; or, The Means of Obtaining Long Life and Health, London: Dodsley and Brown; Bath: Wood
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Section: Arcana of Science; or, Remarkable Facts and Discoveries in Natural History, Meteorology, Chemistry, Mineralogy, Geology, Botany, Zoology, Practical Mechanics, Statistics, and the Useful Arts

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 252.

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[Editorial Introduction]

[John Timbs] Timbs, John (1801–75) ODNB
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Genre:

Introduction

Subjects:

Discovery, Periodicals, Popularization


    'Under this head it is proposed, in the future numbers of the MIRROR Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction (1822–47) Mirror Monthly Magazine (1847–49) Waterloo Directory
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, to assemble all new and remarkable facts in the several branches of science enumerated above. These selections will be made from the Philosophical Journals of the day, the Transactions of Public Societies, and the various Continental Journals. The advantages of such a division in accordance with the high and enlightened character of the present age, must be obvious to every reader of our miscellany. At the same time it will be our object to concentrate or condense from all other authentic sources such new facts in science as are connected with the arts of social life, and which from being scattered through elaborate and expensive works, might thereby be lost to some portion of our readers. In short, popular discoveries in science, or all such new facts as bear on the happiness of society will be the objects of our choice; neither perplexing our readers with abstract research, nor verging into the puerile amusements of a certain ingenious but almost useless class of reasoners; it not being our object to "ring the changes" on words. Our selections will occasionally be illustrated with engravings; for by no means are philosophical subjects better elucidated than by the aid of the graphic art'.



Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 252.

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Longevity

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Public Health, Population, Statistics


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 252.

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Atmosphere of Theatres

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Public Health, Gas Chemistry

People mentioned:

Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier Lavoisier, Antoine-Laurent (1743–94) DSB
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Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 252.

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Butterflies

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Reportage

Publications extracted:

Edinburgh Journal of Science Edinburgh Journal of Science (1824–32) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Entomology


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 252.

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Water Plant

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Botany


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 252–53.

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Malaria and Fevers

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Epidemiology, Public Health

Publications cited:

Macculloch 1827 Macculloch, John 1827. Malaria: An Essay on the Production and Propagation of this Poison and on the Nature and Localities of the Places by Which it is Produced; with an Enumeration of the Diseases Caused by it, and of the Means of Preventing or Diminishing Them, Both at Home and in the Naval and Military Service, London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green
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Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 253.

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Acclimatizing Plants

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Reportage

Publications extracted:

Quarterly Journal of Science Journal of Science and the Arts (1816–19) Quarterly Journal of Literature, Science and the Arts (1819–27) Quarterly Journal of Literature, Science and Art (1827–30) Journal of the Royal Institution of Great Britain (1830–31) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Acclimatization, Botany


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 253.

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Bronzing Tin

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Instructions

Publications extracted:

'Verly' [François Verly?] Verly, François (1760–1822) WBI
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Subjects:

Chemistry, Metallurgy


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 253–54.

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Culture of Celery

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Instructions

Publications extracted:

Quarterly Journal of Science Journal of Science and the Arts (1816–19) Quarterly Journal of Literature, Science and the Arts (1819–27) Quarterly Journal of Literature, Science and Art (1827–30) Journal of the Royal Institution of Great Britain (1830–31) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Horticulture

People mentioned:

Thomas A Knight Knight, Thomas Andrew (1759–1838) ODNB
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Institutions mentioned:

Royal Horticultural Society Royal Horticultural Society
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Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 254.

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Dwarfs

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Disability, Obstetrics

People mentioned:

Richard Gibson Gibson, Richard (1605/15?–90) ODNB
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Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 254.

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Cruelty and Epicurianism

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

Everard Home Home, Sir Everard, 1st Baronet (1756–1832) DSB ODNB
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Subjects:

Cruelty, Vivisection

People mentioned:

John S Somerville Somerville, John Southey, 15th Baron Somerville (1765–1819) ODNB
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Section: Useful Domestic Hints

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 254.

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Apples

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Domestic Economy, Horticulture, Acclimatization, Breeding

Institutions mentioned:

Horticultural Society Royal Horticultural Society
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Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 254.

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Black Dye and Ink

Anon

Genre:

Instructions

Subjects:

Chemistry, Domestic Economy


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 254–55.

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Malt Liquors. By a Physician

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

[Graham] 1827 [Graham, Thomas John] 1827. Sure Methods of Improving Health, and Prolonging Life; or, A Treatise on the Art of Living Long and Comfortably, by Regulating the Diet and Regimen [...]: To Which is Added, the Art of Training for Health, Rules for Reducing Corpulence and Maxims of Health, Illustrated by Cases, London: Simpkin and Marshall, and Callow and Wilson; Edinburgh: Bell and Bradfute; Dublin: Westley and Tyrrell
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Subjects:

Health, Nutrition, Temperance, Adulteration, Medical Treatment


Section: The Gatherer

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 256.

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Man

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

London Magazine London Magazine (1820–29) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Human Species, Political Economy

People mentioned:

Edmund Burke, Burke, Edmund (1729/30–97) ODNB
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Adam Smith Smith, Adam (1723–90) ODNB
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Issue 278 ([13 October 1827]) 'Supplementary Number'Expand    Contract

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 257–62.

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The New Palace Buckingham Palace
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in St. James's Park St James's Park
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Anon

Genre:

News-Commentary

Relevant illustrations:

wdct. [3]

Illustrators:

Bonner Bonner, George Wilmot (1796–1836) ODNB
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Subjects:

Architecture, Horticulture, Health, Gas Chemistry, Epidemiology, Public Health, Meteorology

People mentioned:

Francis Bacon (1st Viscount St Alban) Bacon, Francis, 1st Viscount St Alban (1561–1626) DSB ODNB
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Publications cited:

Gardener's Magazine Gardener's Magazine (1825–44) Waterloo Directory
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Macculloch 1827 Macculloch, John 1827. Malaria: An Essay on the Production and Propagation of this Poison and on the Nature and Localities of the Places by Which it is Produced; with an Enumeration of the Diseases Caused by it, and of the Means of Preventing or Diminishing Them, Both at Home and in the Naval and Military Service, London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green
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    Describes the plans for a new palace, observing that 'the general public feeling is that of disappointment and regret' (257). Considers the objections to the site, quoting at length John C Loudon's Loudon, John Claudius (1783–1843) ODNB
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observations concerning the injurious effects on health of the basin-like location and of the suggested modifications to the grounds. Loudon observes: 'We defy any medical man, or meteorologist, to prove the contrary of what we assert, viz. that Buckingham Palace is a dam to a pond of watery vapour, and that the pond will always be filled with vapour to the level of the top of the dam' (258). Loudon considers this may be productive of malaria, and the writer critically examines the recently expressed views of John Macculloch Macculloch, John (1773–1835) ODNB
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on this subject.


See also:

Anon, 'Malaria and Fevers', Mirror of Literature, 10 (1827), 252–53


Section: Arcana of Science

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 262–64.

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Captain Parry's Parry, Sir William Edward (1790–1855) ODNB
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Expedition. (Abridged from the Literary Gazette)

Anon

Genre:

Abstract, Reportage

Publications abstracted:

Literary Gazette Literary Gazette (1817–62) Parthenon (1863) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Exploration, Hydrography, Heroism

People mentioned:

John Franklin, Franklin, Sir John (1786–1847) ODNB
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James C Ross, Ross, Sir James Clark (1800–62) DSB
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Henry Hudson, Hudson, Henry (c. 1550–1611) ODNB CBD
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John Richardson Richardson, Sir John (1787–1865) ODNB
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Institutions mentioned:

HMS Hecla, HMS Hecla
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Neptune Neptune, Ship
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Publications cited:

[Croly] 1827 [Croly, George] 1827. May Fair: In Four Cantos, London: William H. Ainsworth
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Issue 279 (20 October 1827)Expand    Contract

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 267.

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England in 827, 1827, 2827

D A H H, D A
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Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Progress, Manufactories, Degeneration


    Looking back to the year 827, questions where England will be in another thousand years' time. Speculates that, like other once-great nations, the glory of England will have passed away: 'our public edifices and manufactories [...] will be fruitful subjects of conjecture and controversy to the then learned'.



Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 268.

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Prevention of Effluvium

C C C C C, C C C
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Genre:

Letter

Subjects:

Public Health, Chemistry


    States: 'The choruret of lime is recommended for preventing bad smells from water-closets, &c.' Asks for instructions as to the method of preparation and use.



Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 269–72.

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The Novelist. No. CXII. A Mountain Story

Anon

Genre:

Regular Feature, Extract, Short Fiction

Publications extracted:

Literary Magnet Literary Magnet (1823–27) Wright's London Magnet (1828) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Psychology, Disease


    The narrator relates how she became concerned for a brother and sister walking in the Scottish Highlands. She observes that her power of sight was 'sharpened by the anxiety' which she 'began to feel for these young people' (270). When, after a search, the brother was found dead, the sister became insensible, and remained ill for some hours before becoming conscious again.



Section: Arcana of Science

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 272.

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Polar Expedition

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

Literary Gazette Literary Gazette (1817–62) Parthenon (1863) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Exploration, Hydrography, Navigation, Climatology

People mentioned:

William E Parry Parry, Sir William Edward (1790–1855) ODNB
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Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 272.

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Pemecan

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Exploration, Nutrition

See also:

Anon, 'Captain Parry's Expedition. (Abridged from the Literary Gazette)', Mirror of Literature, 10 (1827), 262–64


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 273.

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Coinage

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

Quarterly Journal of Science Journal of Science and the Arts (1816–19) Quarterly Journal of Literature, Science and the Arts (1819–27) Quarterly Journal of Literature, Science and Art (1827–30) Journal of the Royal Institution of Great Britain (1830–31) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Machinery, Metallurgy


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 273.

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The Ornithoryncus

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous, Extract

Publications extracted:

Cunningham 1827 Cunningham, Peter Miller 1827. Two Years in New South Wales: Comprising Sketches of the Actual State of Society in that Colony; of its Peculiar Advantages to Emigrants; of its Topography, Natural History, &c. &c, 2 vols, London: Henry Colburn
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Subjects:

Zoology, Plenitude


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 273.

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Garden Rhubarb

Anon

Genre:

Instructions

Subjects:

Horticulture


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 273.

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American Canals

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Engineering, Progress

Institutions mentioned:

Great Western Canal, USA Great Western Canal, USA
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Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 273.

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Caledonian Canal Caledonian Canal, Scotland
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Anon

Genre:

Reportage

Subjects:

Engineering, Steamships


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 273–74.

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Medicine

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Medical Practitioners, Statistics, Cultural Geography


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 274.

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Poor Rates

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Statistics, Population, Political Economy


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 274.

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Van Dieman's Land Wasp

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Enomology


Section: Spirit of the Public Journals

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 276–77.

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Tobacco-Pipe Controversy

Anon

Genre:

Extract, News-Commentary, Drollery

Publications extracted:

Inspector Inspector (1826–27) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Public Health, Controversy, Periodicals, Epidemiology


    Discusses the 'furious, and yet unappeased, controversy' which has 'lately raged in the newspapers, upon the question of the filthy nuisance of smoking tobacco' (276). Attempts to give such a summary of the dispute as a future historian might give. Asserts that one of the arguments advanced in favour of tobacco is 'that it has been known to stay the plague' (277).



Section: The Selector; and Literary Notices of New Works

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 279–80.

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The Coral Island

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Poetry

Publications extracted:

Montgomery 1827 Montgomery, James 1827. The Pelican Island, and Other Poems, London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green
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Subjects:

Invertebrate Zoology, Instinct, Theology of Nature, Progress


Section: The Gatherer

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 280.

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Taking Physic

Anon

Genre:

Anecdote

Subjects:

Pharmaceuticals, Chemistry


    Enumerates several instances in which patients took large amounts of medicine without being cured, concluding: 'Throw physic to the dogs!'.



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Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 282.

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On the Appearance of an Aurora Borealis, on the Night of the 25th of September. By a Lady in Her Thirteenth Year

F J H H, F J
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Genre:

Poetry

Subjects:

Magnetism, Meteorology, Light, Prognostication, Immorality


Section: Arcana of Science

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 289.

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Sheppey

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Geology, Palaeontology, Biblical Authority, Museums


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 289–90.

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The Camelopard

Anon

Genre:

Extract—Abstract, Paper

Publications extracted:

Edinburgh Journal of Science Edinburgh Journal of Science (1824–32) Waterloo Directory
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Relevant illustrations:

wdct.

Subjects:

Zoology, Animal Behaviour, Ancient Authorities

People mentioned:

Étienne Geoffroy Saint–Hilaire, Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Étienne (1772–1844) DSB
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Antoine Mongez, Mongez, Antoine (1747–1835) WBI
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St Albertus Magnus Albertus Magnus, Saint (c. 1200–80) DSB
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Institutions mentioned:

Académie des Sciences, Paris Académie des Sciences, Paris
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Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 291.

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Use of Horse-Chestnuts

A B B, A
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Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Domestic Economy


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 291–92.

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Tea

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:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Botany, Agriculture, Climatology


Section: Spirit of the Public Journals

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 293–94.

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On Coalheavers

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous, Drollery

Publications extracted:

Monthly Magazine Monthly Magazine (1796–1843) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Dynamics


    Discussing the confidence of the coalheaver in walking through the thoroughfares of London, observes: 'let us suppose, that haply you allow your frail carcass to go full drive against his sturdiness, when lo!—in beautiful illustration of those doctrines in projectiles, that relate to the concussion of moving bodies—you fly off at an angle "right slick" into the middle of the carriage-way' (294).



Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 295.

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English Fruits  [2/3]Anon, 'English Fruits', Mirror of Literature, 10 (1827), 231
Anon, 'English Fruits', Mirror of Literature, 10 (1827), 300–02

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Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous, Serial

Publications extracted:

Quarterly Journal of Science Journal of Science and the Arts (1816–19) Quarterly Journal of Literature, Science and the Arts (1819–27) Quarterly Journal of Literature, Science and Art (1827–30) Journal of the Royal Institution of Great Britain (1830–31) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Botany, Horticulture, Breeding, Acclimatization


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Section: Spirit of the Public Journals

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 300–02.

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English Fruits  [3/3]Anon, 'English Fruits', Mirror of Literature, 10 (1827), 231
Anon, 'English Fruits', Mirror of Literature, 10 (1827), 295

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Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous, Serial

Publications extracted:

Quarterly Journal of Science Journal of Science and the Arts (1816–19) Quarterly Journal of Literature, Science and the Arts (1819–27) Quarterly Journal of Literature, Science and Art (1827–30) Journal of the Royal Institution of Great Britain (1830–31) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Botany, Horticulture, Breeding, Acclimatization


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 302–03.

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Anecdotes of the Marvellous

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Anecdote

Publications extracted:

New London Literary Gazette New London Literary Gazette (1827) Waterloo Directory
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[2] Imagination

Subjects:

Epidemiology, Disease, Psychology


    Reports that a woman in St. Helena, hearing that a guest had been in measles-ridden Cape Town, 'fled from the table, exclaiming that she knew she should have the measles; in fact, she immediately fell sick of that disorder' and died (302).




Section: The Selector; and Literary Notices of New Works

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 303.

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A Philosophical Kitchen

Anon

Genre:

Introduction; Extract

Publications extracted:

Webb 1827 Webb, Jane 1827. The Mummy! A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century, 3 vols, London: Henry Colburn
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Subjects:

Education, Progress, Futurism, Chemistry, Heat, Domestic Economy, Gender, Steam-power, Machinery


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 305–08.

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French Gaming Houses

Philo Philo
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Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Hospitals, Patronage, Morality


    Reports: 'Gaming-houses in Paris were first licensed in 1775, by the lieutenant of police, who, to diminish the odium of such establishments, decreed that the profit resulting from them should be applied to the foundation of hospitals' (307).



Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 308–09.

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A Retrospect

Anon

Genre:

Poetry

Subjects:

Electricity


    The poet reflects wistfully on his early youth: 'My kite—how fast and fair it flew! / Whilst I, a sort of Franklin Franklin, Benjamin (1706–90) DSB
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, drew / My pleasure from the sky!' (308).



Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 310.

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Astronomical Occurrences for November, 1827

Pasche Pasche
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Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Astronomy, Observation

Publications cited:

Vox Stellarum Vox Stellarum (1701–1900+) Waterloo Directory
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Section: Retrospective Gatherings

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 310–12.

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Domestic Economy of the Romans in the Fourth Century

Anon

Genre:

Extract—Miscellaneous; Table

Publications extracted:

Edinburgh Journal of Science Edinburgh Journal of Science (1824–32) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Statistics, Political Economy, Archaeology

People mentioned:

William M Leake, Leake, William Martin (1777–1860) ODNB
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Alexandre Moreau de Jonnès Moreau de Jonnès, Alexandre (1778–1870) WBI
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Section: The Gatherer

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 312.

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Hospital of Surgery

Anon

Genre:

Reportage

Subjects:

Hospitals, Patronage, Surgery

Institutions mentioned:

Charing Cross Hospital Charing Cross Hospital
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Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 313–14.

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Architectural Illustrations. No. III. Hanover Terrace, Regent's Park

Anon

Genre:

Regular Feature, Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Engineering, Progress

People mentioned:

John Nash Nash, John (1752–1835) ODNB
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    Quotes comments of 'an intelligent writer in a recent number of Brande's Brande, William Thomas (1788–1866) DSB
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Quarterly Journal Journal of Science and the Arts (1816–19) Quarterly Journal of Literature, Science and the Arts (1819–27) Quarterly Journal of Literature, Science and Art (1827–30) Journal of the Royal Institution of Great Britain (1830–31) Waterloo Directory
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' concerning the progress of architecture in London since the end of the Napoleonic wars.



Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 314–15.

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The Isle of Sheppey

D A P P, D A
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Genre:

Letter / Afterword

Subjects:

Geology, Palaeontology, Collecting, Discovery, Museums, Invertebrate Zoology

People mentioned:

Georges Cuvier Cuvier, Georges (1769–1832) DSB
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Institutions mentioned:

British Museum, British Museum
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Institut Nationale, Paris Institut Nationale, Paris
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See also:

Anon, 'Sheppey', Mirror of Literature, 10 (1827), 289, Anon, 'The Coral Island', Mirror of Literature, 10 (1827), 279–80


Section: Arcana of Science

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 318.

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Black and White Swans

Anon

Genre:

Reportage

Subjects:

Animal Behaviour


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 318.

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Fascination of Snakes

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Reportage

Publications extracted:

American Journal of Science and Arts American Journal of Science and Arts (1818–1900+) BUCOP
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Subjects:

Anmal Behaviour


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 318–19.

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Boring Marine Animals

Anon

Genre:

Abstract, Paper

Publications abstracted:

Portsmouth and Portsea Literary and Philosophical Society Portsmouth and Portsea Literary and Philosophical Society
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Subjects:

Invertebrate Zoology


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 319.

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Anthracite, or Stone Coal

Anon

Genre:

Abstract, Paper

Publications abstracted:

American Journal of Science and Arts American Journal of Science and Arts (1818–1900+) BUCOP
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Subjects:

Mineralogy, Mining, Industry, Utility


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 319.

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Holly Hedges

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

Transactions of the Horticultural Society of London Transactions of the Horticultural Society of London (1805–48) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Botany


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 319.

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Egg Plants

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

Transactions of the Horticultural Society of London Transactions of the Horticultural Society of London (1805–48) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Horticulture


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 319.

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Vinegar Made from Black Ants

Anon

Genre:

Reportage

Subjects:

Chemistry, Entomology, Utility


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 319.

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Soil for Fruit Trees

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

Transactions of the Horticultural Society of London Transactions of the Horticultural Society of London (1805–48) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Horticulture


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 319.

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Watch Alarum

Anon

Genre:

Reportage

Subjects:

Invention, Instruments, Time


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 320.

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The Months. November

Anon

Genre:

Regular Feature, Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Natural History, Horticulture, Meteorology, Feeling, Discovery, Gravity


    Observes that 'a November day is a carnival for the reflective observer', and that 'amidst such scenes, Newton Newton, Sir Isaac (1642–1727) DSB
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drew the most glorious problem of his philosophy'.



Section: Spirit of the Public Journals

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 323.

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Mademoiselle Cuvier Cuvier, Clémentine (1804/5–1827) DSB, s.v. Cuvier, Georges
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Anon

Genre:

Extract, Reportage

Publications extracted:

Monthly Magazine Monthly Magazine (1796–1843) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Scientific Practitioners, Piety

People mentioned:

Georges Cuvier Cuvier, Georges (1769–1832) DSB
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Section: The Gatherer

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 328.

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Lines Sent by a Surgeon, With a Box of Ointment, to a Lady Who Had an Inflamed Eye

Anon

Genre:

Poetry, Drollery

Subjects:

Medical Practitioners, Pharmaceuticals, Medical Treatment


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 328.

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[King George III George III, King of Great Britain and Ireland and King of Hanover (1738–1820) ODNB
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Restrained]

Anon

Genre:

Anecdote, Drollery

Subjects:

Mental Illness, Medical Treatment


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Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 329–30.

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Haddon Hall

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Transport, Machinery, Magic


    Begins: 'The locomotive facility with which the aid of our graphic department enables us to transport our readers, (for we have already sent them to Sydney,) is somewhat singular, not to say ludicrous; and would baffle the wand of Trismegistus Hermes Trismegistus () DSB
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, or the cap of Fortunatus himself' (329).



Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 332–33.

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Supposed Origin of Mezzo-Tinto

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:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Invention, Serendipity, Genius

People mentioned:

Prince Rupert Rupert, Prince and Count Palatine of the Rhine and 1st Duke of Cumberland (1619–82) ODNB
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Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 337–38.

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The Sketch Book. No. XLIX. The Auberge

The Painter Painter, The
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Genre:

Short Fiction

Subjects:

Medical Practitioners, Error, Psychology, Death


    An officer is brought to an auberge in a dying condition, his friend lamenting: 'the surgeon was deceived and rash to consent to his removal' (337). His wife throws herself on his dying body, asserting: 'if I cannot live I can die with him', and when he dies, she also dies (338).



Section: Spirit of the Public Journals

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 339–41.

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Calais

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

Monthly Magazine Monthly Magazine (1796–1843) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Engineering, Utility, Cultural Geography, Commerce, Nationalism


    Contrasts the plain and serviceable utility of the pier at Calais with the extravagant and ruinous schemes recently attempted in England. 'It is true our English engineers—who ruin hundreds of their fellow citizens by spending millions upon a bridge that nobody will take the trouble to pass over, and cutting tunnels under rivers, only to let the water into them when they have got all the money they can by the job—would treat this pier with infinite contempt as a thing that merely answers all the purposes for which it was erected! as if that were a merit of any but the very lowest degree'. Comments particularly on the extravagance of Waterloo Bridge Waterloo Bridge
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, which was built as a 'monument of British art' and a 'commemoration of the greatest of modern victories'. (341)



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Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 348–49.

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Horse-Chestnuts

W W
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Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Pharmaceuticals, Epidemiology, Public Health, Engineering

Institutions mentioned:

Grand Canal, Ireland, Grand Canal, Ireland
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Royal Canal, Ireland Royal Canal, Ireland
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    Describes the use of horse chestnuts in the treatment of intermittent fever, during a recent epidemic in Dublin. Discusses the reduced incidence of the disease following the drainage of bogs in the vicinity.


See also:

A B, 'Use of Horse-Chestnuts', Mirror of Literature, 10 (1827), 291


Section: Arcana of Science

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 349–50.

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Smoke of Lamps

Anon / Ed. Timbs, John (1801–75) ODNB
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Genre:

Abstract, Miscellaneous / Afterword

Publications abstracted:

Gill's Technological Repository Technological Repository (1822–27) Gill's Technological Repository (1827–30) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Domestic Economy, Invention, Gas Chemistry, Technology


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 350.

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Caddis Worms

Anon

Genre:

Introduction; Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

Kirby and Spence 1815–26 Kirby, William and Spence, William 1815–26. An Introduction to Entomology; or, Elements of the Natural History of Insects, 4 vols, London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown
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Subjects:

Entomology, Palaeontology, Invertebrate Zoology

People mentioned:

John Sibthorp Sibthorp, John (1758–1796) ODNB
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Institutions mentioned:

University of Oxford—Botanic Garden University of Oxford—Botanic Garden
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Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 350.

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Engraving on Glass

Anon

Genre:

Instructions

Subjects:

Chemistry


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 350–51.

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Habits of Seals

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

Quarterly Journal of Science Journal of Science and the Arts (1816–19) Quarterly Journal of Literature, Science and the Arts (1819–27) Quarterly Journal of Literature, Science and Art (1827–30) Journal of the Royal Institution of Great Britain (1830–31) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Animal Behaviour, Reason, Anatomy, Menageries, Exploration

Institutions mentioned:

Exeter Exchange—Royal Menagerie, Exeter Exchange—Royal Menagerie
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HMS Alexander HMS Alexander
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Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 351.

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Gas From Resin

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Gas Chemistry

People mentioned:

John F Daniell Daniell, John Frederic (1790–1845) DSB
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Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 351.

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Liquorice Paper

Anon

Genre:

Reportage

Subjects:

Discovery, Industry


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 351.

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Tachygraphy

Anon

Genre:

Reportage

Subjects:

Instrument-Makers, Machinery, Invention, Patronage

People mentioned:

M Conti Conti, M (fl. 1827) ML1/10/284a/8
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Institutions mentioned:

Académie des Sciences, Paris Académie des Sciences, Paris
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Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 351.

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Valuable Discovery in Agriculture

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Agriculture, Discovery


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 351.

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Pine Apples

Anon

Genre:

Reportage

Subjects:

Horticulture


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 351.

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Sea Couch for Preventing Sickness

Anon

Genre:

Reportage

Subjects:

Invention, Machinery, Medical Treatment, Experiment

People mentioned:

Richard Phillips Phillips, Sir Richard (1767–1840) ODNB
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Publications cited:

Monthly Magazine Monthly Magazine (1796–1843) Waterloo Directory
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Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 351.

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Bites of Venomous Reptiles

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Reportage

Publications extracted:

London Medical and Physical Journal Medical and Physical Journal (1799–1814) London Medical and Physical Journal (1815–33) Medical Quarterly Review (1833–35) British and Foreign Medical Review or Quarterly Journal of Practical Medicine and Surgery (1836–48) British and Foreign Medico-Chirurgical Review (1848–66) British and Foreign Medical Review and Quarterly Journal of Practical Medicine and Surgery (1867–77) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Medical Treatment

People mentioned:

M le D'Record Record, M le D' (fl. 1827) ML1/10/284a/12
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Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 351–52.

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Naval Schools of France

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

Pierre C F Dupin Dupin, Pierre-Charles-François (1784–1873) DSB
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Subjects:

Education, Schools, Navigation, Mathematics, Mechanics, Patronage, Observatories, Museums


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 352.

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Antiquity of Locks

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

Quarterly Journal of Science Journal of Science and the Arts (1816–19) Quarterly Journal of Literature, Science and the Arts (1819–27) Quarterly Journal of Literature, Science and Art (1827–30) Journal of the Royal Institution of Great Britain (1830–31) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Archaeology, Machinery


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 352.

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To Increase the Odour of Roses

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Instructions

Subjects:

Horticulture, Domestic Economy


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Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 362–63.

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Astronomical Occurrences for December 1827

Pasche Pasche
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Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Astronomy, Natural Law, Instruments, Time, Theology of Nature, Biblical Authority


    Concludes with reflections on the 'unerring regularity of the motion of the heavenly bodies', which is 'far more exact than the best chronometer ever made', and asks rhetorically how great must be 'the ignorance of him who does not behold in them the Almighty ruler of all things' (363).



Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 364.

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Nautical Phrases

G W N N, G W
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Genre:

Letter, Introduction; List

Subjects:

Meteorology, Prognostication, Navigation, Instruments, Magnetism, Astronomy


    'The Ox-Eye, so called by seamen, is a remarkable appearance in the heavens, resembling a small lurid speck, and always precedes two particular storms, known only between the tropics. Azimuth-Compass is an instrument employed for ascertaining the sun's magnetical azimuth.'



Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 364–66.

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Chronicles of the Canongate [Scott, Walter] 1827b. Chronicles of the Canongate, 2 vols, Edinburgh: Cadell and Co.; London: Simpkin and Marshall
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Oculus Oculus
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Genre:

Letter

Subjects:

Medical Practitioners, Heroism, Disease, Pharmaceuticals


    The writer points out some slips and signs of carelessness in the novel. One of these occurs in the following passage: '"Hartley fell a victim to his professional courage, in withstanding the progress of a contagious distemper, which he at length caught, and under which he sank," vol. 2, p. 367'. Another one occurs in a passage which describes a medical practitioner's 'great leathern pocket-book in which he deposited particular papers, with a small supply of the most necessary and active medicines'. (365)



Section: Spirit of the Public Journals

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 372.

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Quacks

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

Lancet Lancet (1823–1900+) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Quackery, Error, Imposture


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 372.

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Anecdotes of the Marvellous

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Anecdote

Publications extracted:

New London Literary Gazette New London Literary Gazette (1827) Waterloo Directory
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[1] Charming Away the Hooping [sic] Cough

Subjects:

Epidemiology, Magic, Superstition


[3] Fairy Loaves

Subjects:

Palaeontology, Superstition



Section: The Selector; and Literary Notices of New Works

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 374.

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Voyage up the Mississippi

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Travelogue

Publications extracted:

Bullock 1827
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Subjects:

Epidemiology, Public Health


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Issue 286 (8 December 1827)Expand    Contract

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 377–78.

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Caxton's
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House in the Almonry, Westminster

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Relevant illustrations:

wdct.

Illustrators:

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

Phrenology, Machinery, Invention, Heroism


    Observes: 'In a retrospective glance at our previous volumes (for can the phrenologists tell us of a head capacious enough to contain their exhaustless variety?) our readers will perceive that, from time to time, sundry "accounts" of the origin and progress of printing have been inserted in the MIRROR' (377). Describes the location of Caxton's house, and observes: 'Every lover of science, on approaching this spot, will feel himself on holy ground' (378).


See also:

D K L, 'The Invention and Progress of Printing', Mirror of Literature, 3 (1824), 194–95


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 378–79.

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Tea.—Its Introduction to England

M M M M, M M
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Genre:

Introduction / Letter / Afterword, Extract

Publications extracted:

Time's Telescope Time's Telescope (1814–34) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Botany, Pharmaceuticals, Commerce

Publications cited:

Imperial Magazine Imperial Magazine (1819–34) Waterloo Directory
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See also:

Peter T Westcott, 'Tea', Mirror of Literature, 10 (1827), 291–92


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 380–81.

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Books and Bookworms

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:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Ancient Authorities, Invention, Astronomy, Authorship, Cosmology


    Observes: 'Josephus Josephus, Flavius (c. 37–c. 100) CBD
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speaks of two columns, the one of stone, the other of brick, on which the children of Seth wrote their inventions and astronomical discoveries'. Having recounted that the Saxons wrote on the bark of the beech tree, reports: 'A very large estate was given for one on Cosmography by king Alfred Alfred, King of the West Saxons (849/9–901) ODNB
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'. (380)



Section: Arcana of Science

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 385.

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Elephants

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

Transactions of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland Transactions of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1827–35) Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1834–1900+) BUCOP
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Subjects:

Acclimatization, Agriculture


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 385–86.

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The Fenneous Cerdo

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Relevant illustrations:

wdct.

Subjects:

Zoology, Natural Imperialism, Acclimatization, Animal Behaviour

People mentioned:

James Bruce Bruce, James (1730–94) ODNB
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Publications cited:

Denham and Clapperton 1826 Denham, Dixon and Clapperton, Hugh 1826. Narrative of Travels and Discoveries in Northern and Central Africa, in the Years 1822, 1823 and 1824, by Major Denham, Captain Clapperton, and the late Doctor Oudney: Extending Across the Great Desert to the Tenth Degree of Northern Latitude, and from Kouka in Bornou, to Sackatoo, the Capital of the Fellatah Empire, 2 vols, London: John Murray
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Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 386.

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Fossil Turtle

Anon

Genre:

Reportage

Subjects:

Discovery, Palaeontology


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 386.

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Apples

Anon

Genre:

Abstract, Paper

Publications abstracted:

Horticultural Society Royal Horticultural Society
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Subjects:

Horticulture, Domestic Economy


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 386.

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Uses of Seals

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

Quarterly Journal of Science Journal of Science and the Arts (1816–19) Quarterly Journal of Literature, Science and the Arts (1819–27) Quarterly Journal of Literature, Science and Art (1827–30) Journal of the Royal Institution of Great Britain (1830–31) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Zoology, Hunting, Utility


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 386.

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Method of Cutting Glass

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Instructions

Subjects:

Heat


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 386.

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Preservation of Skins

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Reportage

Publications extracted:

Quarterly Journal of Science Journal of Science and the Arts (1816–19) Quarterly Journal of Literature, Science and the Arts (1819–27) Quarterly Journal of Literature, Science and Art (1827–30) Journal of the Royal Institution of Great Britain (1830–31) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Chemistry


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 387.

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Organic Remains in Sussex

Anon

Genre:

Reportage

Subjects:

Palaeontology, Discovery, Collecting

People mentioned:

Gideon A Mantell Mantell, Gideon Algernon (1790–1852) DSB
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Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 387.

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Stupendous Lizard

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Travelogue

Publications extracted:

Bullock 1827 Bullock, William 1827. Sketch of a Journey through the Western States of North America: From New Orleans, by the Mississippi, Ohio, City of Cincinnati, and Falls of Niagra, to New York, in 1827; with a Description of the New and Flourishing City of Cincinnati by B. Drake and E. D. Mansfield; and a Selection from Various Authors, on the Present Condition and Future Prospects of the Settlers in the Fertile and Populous State of Ohio, Containing Information Useful to Persons Desirous of Settling in America, London: J. Miller
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Subjects:

Zoology, Wonder


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 387.

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Digby's Digby, Sir Kenelm (1603–65) DSB ODNB
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Philosophy

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Biography

Publications extracted:

John Pinkerton
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Subjects:

Quackery, Pharmaceuticals, Magic, Agriculture

Publications cited:

Digby 1658 Digby, Kenelm 1658. Discours fait en une celebre assemblée. Touchant la guerison des playes, par la poudre de sympathie. Ou sa composition est enseignée, & plusieurs autres merueilles de la nature sont déuelopées, Paris: Augustin Courbe and Pierre Moet
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Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 387.

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Critics

Anon

Genre:

Extract

Publications extracted:

John Haslam Haslam, John (1764–1844) ODNB
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, Lancet Lancet (1823–1900+) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Medical Practitioners, Authorship, Periodicals


Section: The Selector; and Literary Notices of New Works

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 389–91.

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Coral Islands

Anon

Genre:

Introduction; Extract, Poetry

Publications extracted:

Montgomery 1827 Montgomery, James 1827. The Pelican Island, and Other Poems, London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green
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Subjects:

Invertebrate Zoology, Theology of Nature, Creation, Progress, Time, Botany, Biblical Authority, Vertebrate Zoology, Instinct, Gender

See also:

Anon, 'The Coral Island', Mirror of Literature, 10 (1827), 279–80


Section: The Gatherer

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 392.

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Malaria

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Temperance, Nutrition, Epidemiology, Public Health

People mentioned:

John Gregory, Gregory, John (1724–73) ODNB
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James Gregory, Gregory, James (1753–1821) ODNB
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John Macculloch Macculloch, John (1773–1835) ODNB
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Issue 287 (15 December 1827)Expand    Contract

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 393–95.

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New Steam Carriage

Anon

Genre:

Reportage

Relevant illustrations:

wdct.

Subjects:

Invention, Transport, Machinery, Steam-power, Engineers, Accidents, Physics, Anatomy, Physiology, Display

People mentioned:

Goldsworthy Gurney Gurney, Sir Goldsworthy (1793–1875) ODNB
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Section: Arcana of Science

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 398–99.

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Thunder and Lightning

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Instructions

Publications extracted:

William T Brande Brande, William Thomas (1788–1866) DSB
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, Lancet Lancet (1823–1900+) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Meteorology, Electricity, Accidents


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 399.

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New Crane

Anon

Genre:

Reportage

Subjects:

Machinery, Invention


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 399.

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Etching on Ivory

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Reportage

Publications extracted:

Transactions of the Society of Arts Transactions of the Society, Instituted at London, for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (1783–1850) BUCOP
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Subjects:

Invention, Chemistry

People mentioned:

Mr Cathery Cathery, Mr (fl. 1827) ML1/10/287a/4
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Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 399.

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Geology

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:

Palaeontology, Human Species


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 400–402.

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The Months. December

M L B B, M L
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Genre:

Regular Feature—Miscellaneous / Poetry

Subjects:

Meteorology, Feeling, Natural History, Horticulture, Piety


    Concludes with reflections on the various articles that have appeared under this heading, observing: 'we have not neglected to direct the attention of our readers to "the good in every thing" which is scattered through each season of the year, by constantly recurring to the beneficence of the OMNIPOTENT BEING—thus enabling them to look "Through Nature up to Nature's God."' (401–02).



Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 402–05.

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The Sketch-Book. No. LII. The Unknown Region

Ed. Timbs, John (1801–75) ODNB
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/ Anon

Genre:

Introduction; Extract, Travelogue, Spoof

Publications extracted:

Shafton 1827 Shafton, Piers [pseud?], ed. 1827. Snatches from Oblivion, Being the Remains of the Late Herbert Trevelyan, Esqr., London, Hurst, Chance & Co.
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Subjects:

Statistics, Discovery, Exploration, Imperialism, Naturalists, Natural History, Ethnography, Race

People mentioned:

Mungo Park, Park, Mungo (1771–1806) ODNB
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James Cook, Cook, James (1728–79) DSB
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Thomas E Bowdich, Bowdich, Thomas Edward (1791?–1824) ODNB
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Christopher Columbus, Columbus, Christopher (1451–1506) CBD
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Thomas Campbell Campbell, Thomas (1777–1844) ODNB
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Institutions mentioned:

University of London University of London
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    Relates the adventures of the narrator on an expedition to 'a part of the globe hitherto unknown, called by the natives Russell Square' (402). Describes various of the incidents which occur in natural historical and ethnographic terms.



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Issue 288 ([15 December 1827]) 'Supplementary Number. Spirit of "The Annuals" for 1828'Expand    Contract

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 414–17.

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The Forget Me Not

Anon

Genre:

Literary Notice; Extract, Short Fiction

Publications extracted:

Mary R Mitford Mitford, Mary Russell (1787–1855) ODNB
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, Forget Me Not Forget Me Not (1822–47) Waterloo Directory
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[2] A Country Apothecary

Subjects:

Medical Practitioners, Education, Expertise, Pharmaceuticals, Medical Treatment


    Describing the small country town of Hazelby in Dorsetshire, the narrator observes: 'Such a town would hardly have known what to do with a highly informed and educated surgeon, such as one now generally sees in that most liberal profession' (415).




Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 423–24.

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The Bijou

Anon

Genre:

Literary Notice; Extract

Publications extracted:

Thomas Hood Hood, Thomas (1799–1845) ODNB
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, Bijou Bijou (1828–30) Waterloo Directory
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[2] A Lament for the Decline of Chivalry. By Thomas Hood, Esq.

Subjects:

Race, Disease, Medical Practitioners, Medical Treatment, Death, Accidents, Machinery


    Referring to the death of King Kamehameha II Kamehameha II, King of the Sandwich Islands (1797–1824) WBI
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of the Sandwich Islands, writes: 'at our Black Prince / Historic pens would scoff— / The only one we moderns had / Was nothing but a Sandwich lad, / And measles took him off'. Another stanza reads: 'No iron-crackling now is scor'd, / By dint of battle-axe or sword, / To find a vital place— / Though certain Doctors still pretend / Awhile, before they kill a friend, / To labour through his case'. Urges the 'ancient men of might' to 'Sleep on, in rusty iron sleep, / As in a safety-coffin!'. (423)




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Issue 289 (22 December 1827)Expand    Contract

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 430–31.

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Manners & Customs of all Nations. No. XVII.

G W N N, G W
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Genre:

Regular Feature, Miscellaneous



[1] The Turks

Subjects:

Cultural Geography, Genius, Endeavour


    Observes of the Turks: 'They appear to possess very little genius or inclination for the improvement of arts and sciences, although they live in countries which were once in the possession of the classic Greeks; but seem to prefer a slothful mode of life to an active one, continually sauntering away their time' (430–31).



[2] Pulque

Subjects:

Horticulture


[3] Hatching Chickens

Subjects:

Agriculture



Section: Arcana of Science

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 432.

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Museum of Natural History

Anon

Genre:

Reportage

Subjects:

Museums, Zoology, Collecting

People mentioned:

Charles M Villet Villet, Charles Mathurin (c.1778–1856) WBI
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Institutions mentioned:

Egyptian Hall Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly
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Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 433.

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Conchology

Anon

Genre:

Reportage

Subjects:

Invertebrate Zoology, Museums, Aesthetics


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 433.

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Grafting

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Horticulture


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 433.

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Sirocco Wind

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Meteorology


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 433.

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Polar Exploration

Anon

Genre:

Reportage

Subjects:

Hydrography, Government, Patronage


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 433.

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Lithography

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Discovery, Technology

People mentioned:

Alois Senefelder, Senefelder, Alois (also known as Johann Aloys Sennefelder) (1771–1834) WBI
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Simon Schmidt Schmidt (or Schmid), Simon (1760–1840) WBI
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Publications cited:

Biblioteca Italiana Biblioteca Italiana (1816–40) Giornale dell'I.R. Istituto Lombardo di Scienze (1841–57) BUCOP
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Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 433.

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Small Pox

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Reportage

Publications extracted:

Anon 1827c Anon. 1827c. London Vaccine Institution for Inoculating and Supplying Matter Free of Expense, etc [Annual Report], London: [n. pub.]
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Subjects:

Vaccination, Epidemiology


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 433.

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China

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Reportage

Publications extracted:

Literary Gazette Literary Gazette (1817–62) Parthenon (1863) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Industry, Cultural Geography, Skill, Museums


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 433.

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Recovery from Suspended Animation

Anon

Genre:

Abstract

Publications abstracted:

Bulletin Universel des Sciences et de l'Industrie Bulletin Universel des Sciences et de l'Industrie (1824–31) BUCOP
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Subjects:

Physiology, Medical Treatment


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 433.

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Iron

Anon

Genre:

Anecdote

Subjects:

Industry, Commerce


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 433.

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Hair

Anon

Genre:

Abstract, Paper

Publications abstracted:

Georges Cuvier Cuvier, Georges (1769–1832) DSB
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Académie des Sciences, Paris Académie des Sciences, Paris
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Subjects:

Anatomy, Physiology


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 433–34.

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Population of England

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

Edmonds 1828 Edmonds, T. R. 1828. Practical Moral and Political Economy; or, The Government, Religion, and Institutions, Most Conducive to Individual Happiness and to National Power, London: E. Wilson
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Subjects:

Population, Political Economy, Agriculture


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 434.

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Culture of Turnips

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

Walter Scott Scott, Sir Walter, 1st Baronet (1771–1832) ODNB
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, Quarterly Review Quarterly Review (1809–1900+) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Horticulture, Agriculture, Political Economy

People mentioned:

Charles Townshend Townshend, Charles, 2nd Viscount Townshend (1674–1738) ODNB
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Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 434.

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Coals in the East

Anon

Genre:

Reportage

Subjects:

Mining, Imperialism


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 434.

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Naphtha

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Mining, Gas Chemistry, Light


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 434–35.

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Fossils

Anon

Genre:

Literary Gossip

Subjects:

Palaeontology, Discovery, Illustration, Publishing, Extinction

Publications cited:

Devèze de Chabriol and Bouillet 1827 Devèze de Chabriol, J. S. and Bouillet, J. B. 1827. Essai géologique et minéralogique sur les environs d'Issoire, département du Puy-de-Dôme, et principalement sur la montagne de Boulade avec la description et les figures lithographiées des ossemens fossiles qui y ont été recueillis, Clermont-Ferrand: Thibaud-Landriot
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Section: The Selector; and Literary Notices of New Works

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 437.

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"Fashionable Tales"

Anon

Genre:

Literary Notice; Extract

Publications extracted:

[Phipps] 1828 [Phipps, Constantine Henry] 1828. Yes and No: A Tale of the Day, 2 vols, London: Henry Colburn
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Subjects:

Exploration, Chemistry, Scientific Practitioners


    The extract describes the party at a country house, which includes 'Captains that have been to the North Pole; chemists who can extract ice from caloric'.



Section: The Gatherer

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 440.

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Margaret Nicholson Nicholson, Margaret (1750?–1828) ODNB
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Anon

Genre:

Introduction; Letter

Subjects:

Mental Illness, Hospitals

Institutions mentioned:

Bethlehem Royal Hospital Bethlehem Royal Hospital
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Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 440.

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Lady Archer Archer (née West), Lady (fl. 1827) ML1/10/289c/20
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Anon

Genre:

Extract, Biography

Publications extracted:

Alexander Stephens Stephens, Alexander (1757–1821) ODNB
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Subjects:

Horticulture, Botany, Gender


Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 440.

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[Arcana of Science and Art]

Anon

Genre:

Advertisement

Subjects:

Periodicals, Publishing


    'The Editor Timbs, John (1801–75) ODNB
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of "THE MIRROR Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction (1822–47) Mirror Monthly Magazine (1847–49) Waterloo Directory
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" has in the press, ARCANA OF SCIENCE AND ART Arcana of Science and Art (1828–38) Yearbook of Facts in Science and Art (1838–80) Waterloo Directory
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, For 1828: Being the popular Discoveries and Improvements of the past Year, in Antiquities Architecture, Astronomy, Botany, Chemistry, Fine Arts, Geography, Geology, Mechanical Science, Medicine, Meteorology, Mineralogy, Natural Philosophy, Rural Economy, Statistics, Useful Arts, Zoology, &c. Abridged from the Transactions of Public Societies, and other Scientific Journals, English and Foreign, in a closely-printed volume.'



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Issue 290 (29 December 1827)Expand    Contract

Section: Arcana of Science

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 449–52.

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Outline of the History of Gas Lighting

Anon

Genre:

Abstract, Miscellaneous

Publications abstracted:

Matthews 1827, Matthews, William 1827. An Historical Sketch of the Origin, Progress, & Present State of Gas-Lighting, London: Rowland Hunter
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, London Magazine London Magazine (1820–29) Waterloo Directory
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Subjects:

Invention, Technology, Light, Gas Chemistry, Mining, Lecturing, Manufactories, Machinery, Progress, Societies, Patronage, Government, Accidents, Intellectual Property, Controversy, Commerce, Patents

People mentioned:

William Murdoch, Murdoch, William (1754–1839) ODNB
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Philippe Lebon, Lebon, Philippe (1767–1804) Day and McNeil 1996
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William Henry, Henry, William (1774–1836) DSB
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Samuel Clegg, Clegg, Samuel, the elder (1781–1861) ODNB
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Josiah Pemberton, Pemberton, Josiah (fl. 1806) ML1/10/290a/1
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Frederick A Winsor, Winsor, Frederick Albert (1763–1830) ODNB
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Friedrich C Accum, Accum, Friedrich Christian (1769–1838) DSB
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Henry P Brougham, Brougham, Henry Peter, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux (1778–1868) ODNB
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John Taylor, Taylor, John (1779–1863) ODNB
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William Congreve Congreve, Sir William (1772–1828) ODNB
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Institutions mentioned:

Soho Manufactory, Birmingham, Soho Manufactory, Birmingham
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Royal Society, Royal Society of London
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Royal Society of Arts, Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce
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New Patriotic Imperial and National Light and Heat Company, New Patriotic Imperial and National Light and Heat Company
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London and Westminster Chartered Gaslight and Coke Company, London and Westminster Chartered Gaslight and Coke Company
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Messrs Taylor and Martineau, Taylor and Martineau (Messrs), firm
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Society of Apothecaries—Apothecaries' Hall, Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London—Apothecaries' Hall
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City of London Gas Light and Coke Company, City of London Gas Light and Coke Company
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South London Gas Light and Coke Company, South London Gas Light and Coke Company
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Imperial Gas Light and Coke Company Imperial Gas Light and Coke Company
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Publications cited:

Beckmann 1797, Beckmann, Johann 1797. A History of Inventions and Discoveries, trans. by William Johnston, 3 vols, London: J. Bell
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Hales 1727, Hales, Stephen 1727. Vegetable Staticks; or, An Account of Some Statical Experiments on the Sap in Vegetables: Being an Essay Towards a Natural History of Vegetation; Also, a Specimen of an Attempt to Analyse the Air, by a Great Variety of Chymio-Statical Experiments; Which were Read at Several Meetings Before the Royal Society, London: W. and J. Innys and T. Woodward
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Watson 1781–87, Watson, Richard 1781–87. Chemical Essays, 5 vols, Cambridge: T. & J. Merrill, and J. Deighton; London: P. Elmsly [and 7 others]
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Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (1665–1900+) Waterloo Directory
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Section: The Gatherer

Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 456.

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Decrease of Lunacy in London

Anon

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Reportage

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Mental Illness, Statistics, Hospitals

People mentioned:

George M Burrows, Burrows, George Man (1771–1846) ODNB
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Robert Willan, Willan, Robert (1757–1812) ODNB
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William Heberden Heberden, William, the elder (1710–1801) ODNB
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