A Selection of Curious Articles from the Gentleman's Magazine, Band 3

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John Walker
Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1811

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Mr Harris of Salisbury to Fieldings Parson
58
Mr Gray to Mr T Warton on the History
64
Two letters from the Rev Dr Nathaniel
76
Letters from Dr Johnson relative to the Lives
84
Page
85
Dr Johnson to the Rev Mr Wilson and
90
Marriage
97
From Dr Johnson to a young Clergyman
103
Dr Timothy Neve to the Rev Littleton Brown
119
Correspondents
125
Letters from Dr Young to Mr Williams
138
Letters from Cowley and Dryden to Dr Busby
150
Thomas Hearne to Lord Harley on the Alex
157
The Rev S Pegge to the Rev Charles Hope Minister of All Saints Derby relative to the subscription for the reparation c of the Cathedral Church of Lic...
165
Letters from Mr Henderson to Dr Priestley
167
From Dr Johnson
171
Bishop Newton to a Gentleman at Lichfield
172
Dr Benjamin Franklin to John Alleyn Esq
174
Bishop Sherlock to Dr R Grey
175
From General Wolfe
176
From Dr Kennicott to Mr Daddo
178
Bp Horne a Letter of Consolation
179
From Dean Stanbope containing advice to a Young Clergyman
181
Bp Horne to a Young Clergyman
183
From Bp Horne
185
Col Stedrnan to his Son
187
Letters from Charles II and Lord Lauder dale to the Earl of Northesk relative to the Marriage of Lord Northesks Daugh ter
188
From Dr Johnson on the Death of his Wife
190
Dr Benjamin Franklin to the Earl of Buchan
192
Dr Doddridge to Bishop Hildesley
194
Letters from Doctors Hildesley Hales Le land and Mr Samuel Richardson
198
Dean Swift to Mr Windar
209
Dean Tillotson afterwards Archbishop of Canterbury to Mr Nicholas Hunt of that City while labouring under a Cancer of which he died A D 1687
213
LXXXVII Lewis Morris Esq to his Brother William Morris Comptroller of the Customs Holy head on Mineknockers
215
Dr Young to the Rev Thomas Newcombe
218
Letter from John Locke
221
Letter written at Paris by Dr Benjamin Franklin
229
The Rev Dr Stephen Hales to Nathaniel Booth
239
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281
Experiments for sweetening illtasted Milk
287
Boerhaaves Recipe for the Gout
293
Method to prevent Waterpipes from freezing
300
A genuine Narrative of the Sufferings of
309
Account of a threatening Letter sent to
322
On the unlikeness of Shakespeares Busts
329
Remarkable Anecdote from Plots History
338
Dr Beatties Account of Second Sight
423
Useful Hints for learning to swim By Ben jainin Franklin LL D F R S In a letter to a friend
425
Account of the burning of a Gentoo Woman with her deceased Husband
428
Bergamot Pears recommended for the Stone and Gravel
430
Account of Valentine Greatrakes the Stroker
431
Lord Mansfields Opinion of Patents
433
Rough Water calmed by Oil
434
Some account of a Musical Prodigy
435
Names of those who first constituted the Anti quarian Society
440
Writers in the Controversy on the Confes sional
442
Origin of the Mayor of Garrat
445
On Apparitions
447
On swallowing Pins or Fish Bones By W Turnbull M D
449
On salting Meat and purifying Water
450
Cost of the fifty new Churches built by Sir Christopher Wren
451
Strictures on the present state of our Convict Laws
452
The effect of Music on the Nerves and on the singing of Birds
455
Inquiry into the Effects of Spirituous
456
quors
459
On the Ventilation of Prisons
464
A Provincial dislike to Game how to be ac counted for 400
469
Instance of a singular Dream and correspond ing Event
470
Influence of particular Studies with respect to Longevity
476
Dr Stukeley on the Gout
477
Hops not so good as formerly and a remedy proposed
478
Origin of Tontines
481
On catching Cold
482
Method of using the Cold Bath to most ad vantage
484
Sufferings of Lieut George Spearing in a Coal Pit 438
488
Against shooting Swallows Martens c
494
A curious Story of an Apparition
495
Proposal for lending small sums to the In dustrious Poor
497
Cold Water recommended for a Scald a
500
Sir Ashton Levers Directions for preserving Birds c
502
A Royal HawkKing Jamess Hawking Sir Anthony Weldon Weldons Court of King James
503
On the progressive Introduction of News papers
506
Curious Chirurgical Operation
510
The word Premises improperly applied
511
Observations of a Youth who had just re covered his Sight
512
Feasting on Live Flesh
514
Useful method of flooring at Bengal
515
Principal Cause of Smoky Chimnies with a remedy
516
Scurvy caused by common culinary salt
520
The efficacy of Yeast in Putrid Fevers
524
Singular Predilection for the Term of Forty
530

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