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THE

AMERICAN ECLECTIC:

OR

Selections from the Periodical Literature of all

Foreign Countries.

CONDUCTED

BY ABSALOM PETERS, D. D., AND SELAH B. TREAT,

Editors of the American Biblical Repository,

AIDED BY A NUMBER OF LITERARY AND PROFESSIONAL GENTLEMEX,

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PUBLISHED BY W. R. PETERS, BRICK-CHURCH CHAPEL, 36 PARK ROW,

FRONTING THE CITY HALL.

EOSTON:
WHIPPLE & DAMRELL, No. 9 CORNHILL.
LONDON: WILEY & PUTNAM, 35 PATERNOSTER ROW.

1841.

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PUBLCUBRARY

ABTOO, LENOX AND
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1897.

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ENTERED according to Act of Congress, in the year 1841, by

WILLIAM R. PETERS, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Southern District of New-York.

UNIVERSITY PRESS:
JOHN F. TROW, PRINTER, 114 NASSAU-STREET.

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France, recent publications in, 204, 408,
Aerostation, experimental, 188.

608.
Ancient Egyptians, their manners, customs, France, Historical inquiry in, noticed, 185.
aris, etc., 291.

France, Physical force in, noticed, 378.
Ancient Greece, the literature of, 39. French Manufactures, noticed, 178.
Anglo-Saxon laws and instilutes, noticed,

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165.

Geography of the world as known to the
Appellate jurisdiction of British courts, no- Arabians, noticed, 384.
ticed, 171.

Geologists, Moses and the, 87.
Arts, science and the, recent discoveries Geology and Physical Geog., papers on, 587.
in, 186, 389.

German periodicals, Sketch of, 269. Ger-
Australia, S. noticed, 181. Colonies, 369. man Rationalism, 545.
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Germany, books in, noticed, 196, 400, 601.
Bancroft's United States, noticed, 385.

recent publications, in 203, 407, 607.
Belgium, by Tennent, noticed, 356. Glass, decomposition of, 392. Oxidating
Bibliographical notic' », 192, 397, 597.

power of, 393.
Biographical sketru of M. Guizot, 231. Gold, its history and sources, by Humboldt,
Bobemian literature, 569.

514.
Brelons, the minstrelsy of the, noticed, 164. Greece, ancient, the literature of, 39.
Brittany, antiquities and language of, 175. Gregory VII., and the Oxford vatican, no-
British Association, 11th meeling of, 582.

ticed, 184.
British Critic, the, reviewed, 179.

Guizot, M., biographical sketch of, 231, On
British power in India, 505.

the state of souls, 240.
Budgei, ministerial, noticed, 370, 378, 382.

H
Burrili, Elibu, on the literature of the Sa- Hallam's Introduction to the Literature of
marilans, 249. Epist. Samar., 259, 481. Europe, reviewed, 1, 205.
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Hand-loom inquiry commission, 375.
Ceylon, books on, noticed, 594.

Historical literature, Icelandic, noticed, 131.
Chalk, animalcular construction of, 389. History and philosophy of the inductive
Chemical geology, 395.

sciences, 333.
Chemistry and mineralogy, papers on, 586. Homer and his philosophy, 146.
Chinese literature, 318. A Chinese tale, Homilies and doctrines of the church of
319.

England, 454.
Chrysostom, St., French and English edi-

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tions of, noticed, 181.

Icelandic historical literature, its origin,
Church architecture, noticed, 183.

ete., 131.
Clock, ubiquitous, 190.

India, administration of justice in, noticed,
Cold, its nature and phenomena, 113. 381; books in, noticed, 405 ; origin and
Coleman family, the, memoirs of, 380. growth of British power in, 505.
Columbus and Cook, parallel between, 536. Ireland, union between England and, 25.
Combe's Constitution of Man, 169.

Iron pillars, strength of, 190.
Corn laws, the, noticed, 596.

Jron, spontaneous heating of cast, 190.
Courts of Europe, the, by Swinburne, no- Italian narrative poetry, noticed, 171 ; dra-
ticed, 369, 381.

ma, 173; painters, 184.
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Italy, books in, noticed, 201, 405. Educa-
Doctrines of the church of England, Hom- tion in, 384.
ilies and, 454.

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Drama, the lyric, noticed, 171.

Jews, the, Joseph and his brethren, 301.
Dutch colonies, policy of the, noticed, 595. state of the, in Poland, noticed, 3-3.
E.

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East India company, the, 505.

Kalussowski, H. D. on the Slavi and their
Egypt, Clot Bey on, noticed, 387.

literature, 561.
Egyptians, the ancient, their manners, cus- Kirk, the, and the courts of Scotland, 98.
loms, trades, etc., 291.

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England, books in, noticed, 192, 397, 597. Legend. tales of the highlands, noticed, 375.
England, the church of, homilies and doc- Lieber's political ethics, noticed, 185.
trines of, 454.

Lise-hat, the aquatic, 190.
England, recent publications in, 202, 406, Literature of Bohemia, 569.
606.

Literature of Europe, Hallam's Introduc-
England, union between, and Ireland, 25. tion 10 che, 1, 205.
Engraving, ancient and modern, noticed, Literature of ancient Greece, history of, 39.
174.

Literature of the Slavi, 561.
Epistolæ Samaritanæ, 259, 481.

Lock, identifying detector, 189.
Eiruria, the Sepulchres of, poticed, 185.

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Magnetic power of solar rays, 390.
Flax, East Indian, 187.

Malihusian, the, theory of population re-
Foster's notes on ihe U. S., noticed, 357. fuled, 469.
France, books in, noticed, 199, 403, 603. Marsh, Geo.P.Esq. Icelandic literature, 131.

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