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not. What their own personal interests would prompt, they cannot, and what the public good requires, they will not,“perhaps they dare not do! They are caught in their own trap, and are the first victims of their own short-sighted perfidy.

• Nec est lex justior ullâ

Quam necis artificis arte perire sua." But alas! the danger is not theirs alone~it is ours—it is the na'tion's ; and when we look at all that is passing around us, we cannot but fear that the Movement Press is right, which boldly and candidly tells us, that nothing but a complete, avowed, and radical Revolution can solve the otherwise inextricable embarrassments in which the bewildered ministry and their impracticable system has involved all the constitutional powers of the state.

We live in times that will be history ;-events are in progress, the enormous magnitude of which is concealed from us by our very proximity; those who stand at a distance see them better: and every European and American publication, from whatever parties they emanate, and whether they hail or deplore it, all admit the fact, that we are in a state of Revolution! Our children too will see clearly the progress of our ruin, and will wonder how any man amongst us could have been blind to it. Let those, at least, who are not blind, vindicate themselves in the eyes of the European world and of posterity. Those whose order in the state, and whose position in society impose any duties of interference, are invested -as they are but too well aware—with a most painful responsibility,-if they acquiesce, they will be accused of helping on the ruin; if they resist, they will be charged with creating it. Hear what a writer, one of the most moderate of his class, is not ashamed to advance :

• Probably the overthrow of our institutions is not so certain through the agency of the Radicals, as it is by that of the Conservatives. Indeed the former would be rendered innocuous by the adoption of remedial measures which are strenuously denied by the latter, who thus furnish the elements of mischief.'- Reflections on Foreign and Domestic Policy, p. 209.

So, though the Radical aims at the overthrow of our institutions, his intentions are only remedial, and if accomplished would become innocuous; and those who would resist this remedial and innocu

overthrow of our institutions' are the very persons who accomplish it; and are accordingly in the deepest degree criminal, if, by their agency, shall be brought about what is remedial and in

This is true revolutionary logic. So the guilt of the 10th of August was on those who resisted the cut-throats who attacked them ;-s0 Buonaparte would have held Palafox responsible for the thousands of lives lost in Saragossa, because he

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was rash enough to oppose an invasion which would otherwise have been quite .innocuous ;—so it was the Police, and not the National Conventionalists, that created the Calthorpe-street riots, -so, when a robber blows out the brains of the

passenger

who will not quietly deliver his purse, it is not he, but the victim, who is, in foro radicali conscientiæ, the murderer.

Yes, for all this the Conservatives must be prepared. If the bishops exert a right which the law and the constitution give them --they shall be slandered in the lowest places, and rebuked in the highest—and shall moreover forfeit that right-unless they will engage never again to exercise it. The Commons will admit the House of Lords to be a power in the state, but on the express condition that it shall have no power whatsoever; and the King shall continue in the undisturbed privilege of naming his ministers, as long as he shall choose no one whom a body of 10l. householders may not approve; and if any of these parties should be so blindly obstinate as to object to being thus made nonentities, they, and they alone, shall be responsible for the state of non-entity to which they may be reduced !

For all this, and for more, we repeat, the Conservatives must be prepared--but the knowledge of their danger should only make their course the more steady—they must be at once firm and conciliatory—not seeking, rather avoiding the exercise of extreme rights—but, on the other hand, abandoning no great principle, and trafficking with no question of conscience. They, perhaps, cannot promise themselves immediate success, but they may be assured that they will be thus laying the foundation of a certain return to a better order of things, when either suffering or good sense shall bring back the people to a true notion of their own interests, and to some respect for the ancient institutions to which thev have so long owed all their happiness and all their glory.

INDEX

TO THE

FORTY-NINTH VOLUME OF THE QUARTERLY REVIEW.

A.

B.

Abernethy, John, his description of deli-

rium, 176.
Absenteeism, Professor M'Culloch's pa-

radox concerning, exposed, 148.
Absentees, English, 149.

, Irish, 148.
Adelung, translation of his 'Sketch of San-

scrit Literature, 321.
Aims and Ends; and Oonagh Lynch: by
; the author of 'Carwell.' See Novels of

Fashionable Life.
Albigenses, their intolerance of the pastime

of dancing, 61.
Alcaic stanza, Mr. Hawtrey's directions in

the construction of the, 364.
Alcæus, account of, and of his writings,

363.
Alcmæon, account of, and of his writings,

357.
Algiers, policy of England towards, 523.
Amaltheus, Cornelius, 250.

, Girolamo, epigram by, 249.
Americans, superiority of their steam-boats

in point of speed, 212—their unfounded
pretensions to the invention of the steam-

boat, 213.
Anacreon, account of, and of his ngs,

371-inquiry into the genuineness of

the odes attributed to, 374.
Animals, cruelty to, necessity of a law for

punishing, 81.
Apollo Belvidere, 101.
Archilochus, account of, and of his writings,

355.
Aretæus, prophetic powers attributed by,

to persons dying of peculiar maladies, 180.
Aristotle, his Hymn to Virtue, 379.
Ashley, Lord, his exertions in behalf of the

factory children, 81.
Atkinson, James, Esq., his translation from

the Persian of Customs and Manners of
the Women of Persia, and their Domestic
Superstitions,' 512.

Bacchylides, account of, and of his writings,

377.
Baillie, Dr. Matthew, Sir Henry Halford's

tribute to the memory of, 198.
Bajazet, explanation of the 'iron cage' in

which he was imprisoned after the battle

of Angora, 295.
Beaufort, Cardinal, death-bed of, 176.
Beaumont and Fletcher, 14.
Beer-shops, mischievous tendency of, 78.
Boswell, James, Esq., his portrait by Mad.

d'Arblay, 112.
Bland, Rev. Robert, his ' Collections from

the Greek Anthology.' See Greek Lyric

Poetry.
Brissot, Warville de, his character as

drawn by M. Dumont, 172.
Burke, Right Hon. Edmund, anecdotes of,

104, 122, 123.
Burney, Dr., Memoirs of, arranged from

his Manuscripts, from Family Papers,
and from Personal Recollections ; by
his Daughter Madame d’Arblay, 97—
literary character of the work, ib.-sup-
pression of the doctor's autobiography,
ib.-specimens of Madame d'Arblay's
style, 98—Dr. Burney's birth and edu-
cation, 99-becomes pupil of Dr. Arne,
ib.—and domesticated in the family of
Mr. Fulke Greville, ib.-his imprudent
marriage, ib.-becomes organist at Lynn,
100—and acquainted with Dr. Johna
son, ib.-removes to London, and gives
lessons in music, ib. death of his wife,
ib.-visits Paris, 101-translates and
adapts Rousseau's • Devin du Village,
ib.- his second marriage, 102–becomes
a doctor of music, 103_publishes “Essay
towards a History of Comets, ib.
makes a musical tour' to France and
Italy, ib.—and to Germany, ib.-pub-
lishes his ' History of Music, 104-be-
comes, through the friendship of Burke,

organist
land, 207–consequences resulting from
the seizure of church property, 209–
claims of the Established Church to care

and protection, 211.
Church of England, great improvement in

the clergy of, 79.
Cibber, Colley, anecdote of Shirley, related

by, 5.

organist of Chelsea College, 104—his
death, 106—singular omissions in Mad.
d'Arblay's work, ib.——its real object, 107
-the authoress's first appearance in the
literary world, ib.-her Evelina,' 109
-her® Cecilia' and 'Camilla,' 110-
age of the authoress, ib.-her • Wan-
derer,'11l-causes of the bad taste and
style of these Memoirs, ib.-her portrait
of Boswell, 112—her anecdotes of Dr.
Johnson, 115—and last interview with,
117—her father's interview with George

III. and Queen Charlotte, 119.
Burton, his accurate description of mental

malady, 186, 187 - his account of Hip-
pocrates' visit to Democritus, 188–
wrote his Anatomie with a view of re-

lieving his own melancholy, ib.
Byron, Lord, 17—his Prophecy of Dante,
449—his - Francesca of Rimini,' 450—
bis · Don Juan,' ib.

Coleridge, Hartley, Poems by, 517.
Clergy of the Church of England, great

improvement in, 79.
Collier, 2, 9.
Colman, George, Esq., his evidence before

the Commiitee of the House of Cominons
on the state of the laws affecting dramatic

literature, 7.
Court ceremonies, unwise neglect of, 337.
Cowper, William, character of his mental

malady, 186—-various modes of self-de-

struction attempted by, 190.
Crabbe, Rev. George, his correct delinea-

tions of mental malady, 187—the most
searching of moral anatomists, and most
graphic of poets, 203—his patriotism in
lifting up the veil spread between the
upper classes and the working-day

world, ib.
Croker, Right Hon. John Wilson, his

• Boswell' quoted, 47, 115, 251.
Cromwell, Oliver, his terror on the recital

of Shirley's stanzas on the fall of Charles

I., 11.
Cruelty to animals, necessity of a law for

punishing, 81.
Cunningham, Rev. Francis, obligations of

the Protestant cause to,49—instrumental
in making the English reader acquainted
with Oberlin, ib.

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D.

Camille Desmoulins, ' attorney-general to

the lantern,' 41, 43.
Carwell, by Mrs. Sheridan, 229.
Cary, Mr., his translation of Dante. See

Dante.
Castlereagh, Lord, his character of the

Duke of Wellington, 333.
'Cavendish, one of the most vulgar and

witless of the sea.novels, 486.
Chabot, 37.
Chapman, 29.
Chaulnes, Duke de, account of, 104.
Chalmers, Thomas, D.D., 'On the Use and

Abuse of Literary and Ecclesiastical En-
dowments. See Church and the Land-

lords,
Charles X. of France, causes of his over-

throw, 170.
Chesney, Captain, his' Reports to Govern.

ment on the Navigation of the Euphrates,'

212. See Steam-Navigation to India.
Chess, game of, 317.
Church and the Landlords,198—ministerial

proposition for the confiscation of church
property in Ireland, ib.-suicidal con-
duct of the land-owners, 199—favourable
position of the clergy man of a parish for
bracing the upper and lower orders of
society together, 200- the clergy the
best outworks of the land-owners, 204-
benefits of established national
church, ib.-case of the two states of
Connecticut and Rhode Island, 205–
state in which the Dissenters would be
placed by the fall of the Church of Eng.

Dacre, Lady,“Recollections of a Chaperon,'

edited by. See Novels of Fashionable

Life.
D'Ancre, Maréchal, account of, 165.
Dante, the Inferno of, translated by Ichabod

Charles Wright, 449— excellence of
Cary's translation of the Divine Comedy,
ib.-his version, from the measure, no
likeness of the original, ib.-failure of
the attempts to introduce the terza rima
as an English measure, ib.—Lord By-
ron's · Prophecy of Dante' and · Fran-
cesca,' 450—difficulties of executing the
translation of any long poem in rhyme,
ib.-ihe various readings of a true poet
an interesting and instructive study, 451
-Mr. Wright's new version of Dante
uncalled for, ib.-his great obligations to

Cary,

an

Mr. Kyan's patent, 127—Sir Robert Sep-
pings's report in its favour, ib.—causes
of dry-rot, ib.—Pliny's doctrine on the
origin of the disease, ib._schemes for
dealing with the juices in the felled
timber, ib.-process of desiccation, 128
instances of its failure attested by Mr.
Knowles, ib.—Sir Humphry Davy's
hint for preventing the growth of fungi,
129—Mr. Kyan's theory, ib.-Fourcroy's
dictum, ib.-Mr. Knowles's comment
thereon, ib.--substance of Mr. Faraday's
lecture thereon, 131—the “fungus pit
at Chatham described, ib.—Sir Robert
Smirke's experiments, 132_duration
of the antiseptic virtue of medicated
timber, 133_benefits which would re-
sult from the discovery and general
adoption of a cheap, safe, and efficacious

preventive of dry-rot, ib.
Dryden, John, his inferiority, as a drama-

tist, to Shirley, 13.
Dumont, M., his Souvenirs de Mirabeau'

characterized, 155 — his enlightened
views of the French Revolution, ib.-
his testimony to the services of Mr.
Burke, 156—his character of Brissot,

172.
Dyce, Rev. Alexander, 29.

E.

Edgeworth, Miss, useful lessons conveyed

in her Tales, 152.
Edye, John, his Calculations relating to

the Equipment of Ships' 125. See
Dry-rot.
Eichenberg, Professor, his translations of

Shakspeare, 120.
English climate, 330.
English race-horse, Treatise on the Care,

Treatment, and Training of, by R. Darvill,

V. S. See Turf.
English Revolution of 1688, 170.
Erskine, Lord, anecdotes of, 123, 124.
Euphrates, Captain Chesney's reports to

government on the navigation of the,
212. See Steam Navigation to India.
Evelina,' character of, 109.

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Cary, 452_his measure Dantesque to
the eye only, ib.—the sense of Cary
twisted out of blank verse into rhyme,
453-specimens of the two versions, ib.
-the versions of the episode of ' Fran-
cesca of Rimini,' by Cary, Lord Byron,
and Wright, compared, 459_Taáffe's
nonsensical commentary on the story of
Francesca and Paolo, 463–Mr. Wright's
faulty rhymes, ib.-his ear
Scotch, Írish, and Cockney, ib.-bis
notes shrewd, sensible, and always mo-

dest, 464.
Danton, 41, 43, 46.
D'Arblay, Madame, her "Memoirs of Dr,

Burney, arranged from his own Manu-
scripts, from Family Papers, and from

Personal Recollections,'97. See Burney:
Darvill, R., his “Treatise on the Care,

Treatment, and Training of the English

Race-horse. See Turf.
Dealtry, William, D.D., his “The Church

and its Endowments; a Charge,' '198.

See Church and the Landlords.
Death, 175—Sir Henry Halford's remarks

on the phenomena of the death-bed, ib.
-the two immediate modes by which
death is brought about, ib.-death by
syncope, ib.-death by asphyxia, ib. -
contrast between the state of the body
and thal of the mind, 176—delirium, ib.
-death by lightning, 177—the coup de
grace, ib.-the sting of death not con-
tained in the physical act of dying, ib.
conduct to be observed by a physician
in withholding or making his patient ac-
quainted with his opinion of the fatal
issue of his malady, 178–death.bed of
George IV., 179–prophetic power at-
tributed to individuals dying of peculiar

maladies, 180.
Death, Shirley's exquisite verses on, 13.
Delirium, Abernethy's description of, 176.
Democritus, account of Hippocrates' visit

to, 188.

Denman, Lord Chief Justice, his opinion

on the general question of libels, 36.
Dionysius, the tyrant, 11.
Dry-rot in timber, 125-proposition of Mr.

Matthews for the appointment of a rot-
prevention officer or wood physician,
126-his treatise On Naval Timber
and Arboriculture, ib.—Merits of Mr.
Knowles's “Inquiry into the Means taken
to preserve the British Navy,' ib.-ad-
mirable article on the dry-rot in the
Supplement to the Encyclopædia Britan-
nica, ib.-results of some recent expe-
riments, 127-discovery of a means of
preventing this disease in timber, ib.

Faraday, Mr., his lecture on Mr. Kyan's

discovery for preventing the dry rot in

timber, 131.
Forbes, Duncan, A.M., his translation from

the Persian of the Adventures of Hatim
Taï,' 506.

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