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typal standard of its species, when it contradiction to the subduing influence not only exhibits in the greatest perfec. of the sublime, it makes ourselves in tion the attributes of life, but when it some respects the superior, and puts most bears the impress of mind, controlling and spiritualizing both.” “The con
us in good humour both with the ob clusion which the foregoing considera
ject and ourselves. tions appear to warrant may be now
We are loath to quit this most inbriefly stated as follows:-Character is teresting subject. We thank Mr. relatine beauty-Life is the highest Eastlake for bringing it so charmingly character-Mind is the highest life.”
before us. We feel that our remarks We confess, in conclusion, that we have been very inadequate, both with are not yet disposed to admit, from regard to the nature of the subject, anything we have read, that Burke's and as The Philosophy of the Fine “ Sublime and Beautiful ” is super. Arts ” may seem to demand. But we seded. We can as readily believe that are aware that to do both justice the sublime and beautiful may be would require larger space than can reunited in one view, as that it is op- be here allowed, and an abler pen tional to separate thein. The sublime than we can command. We almost and the beautiful both belong to us fear a complete elucidation of beauty as human beings, making their sensible is not within the scope of the human impressions all sources of pleasure, mind. It may be to us not from greatly differing in kind. It is inse- earth, but from above ; and we are parable from our condition to have a not prepared to receive its whole sense of a being vastly superior to truth. Burke somewhere observes ourselves : sublimity has a reference that—"The waters must be troubled to that superior power over us, and to ere they will give out their virtues." ourselves, as subject to it; while it The allusion is admirable, and justifies renders us inferior, it lifts our minds disturbing discussions. On such a to the knowledge of the greater. subject, where the root of the matter Beauty, on the contrary, seems to look grows not on earth, it may be added, up to us for aid, support, or sympathy. in further allusion, that the stirring It thus flatters while it pleases, and, in hand should be that of an angel.
INDEX TO VOL. LXIV.
Acting in China, 89.
Byron's address to the ocean, on, 499.
Caged skylark, to a, 290.
Canning, rupture of Castlereagh with,
Canterbury tales, the, 466.
Caricatures of the 18th century, the, 543.
Caroline, queen, 331, 332, 334, et seq.
Carpentaria, gulf of, expedition to, 68.
Castlereagh, lord, memoirs of, 610.
-Cavaignac, general, 259
Caxions, the, Part IV. chap, ix., 40–
xii., 44--chap. xiii., 48—chap. xiv.,
179—chap. xvi., 181-chap xvii., 182
for emigration to, 67-Mitchell's re xix., 317-chap. xx., 318-chap. xxi.,
ib. -chap. xxii., 320-chap xxiii.,321
-chap. xxiv., 323-chap. xxv., 324-
Part VII. chap. xxvi., 388-chap.
xxvii., 392—chap. xxviii., 395—chap.
xxix., 396-chap. xxx., My father's
first love, 397–chap. xxxi , Wherein
chap. xxxii., Wherein my father brings
xxxiii., 405—chap. xxxiv., ib.-Part
VIII. chap. xxxv., 672—chap. xxxvi.,
674 — chap. xxxvii., 677 — chap.
ing, in America, 35.
Chaucer as laureate, 224.
Cheremisses, the, 87.
Chesterfield, lord, 334.
China, Erman's travels in, 88.
Chuvasses, the, 87.
Cibber, Colley, 230.
Cinque Cento, the, 145.
view of, 145.
Cobden, Mr., reductions proposed by, Entail, the law of, 1-bill, examination
of the, 9.
Ernest, letter from, 31.
European revolutions, American
Eusden, Lawrence, 229.
Eustathius, the romances of, 472.
Excise bill, Walpole's, 336, et seq.
Fashions in the 18th century, the, 554.
Female poetesses, on, 641.
Fielding's novels, on, 460, 466.
Findhorn river, the, 96.
lake's literature of the, 753.
Fishing in Russia, 83.
Fitzgerald, lord Edward, 615, 616.
Fo, temple of, 89.
Foote, Samuel, 550.
Forty shilling franchise in Ireland, the,
Fox, caricatures of, 553.
France, agriculture of, compared with
that of England, 3—her law of real
31-State of, June, 1848,51—the pre-
sent state of, and lessons from it, 476,
477-pictures of, from Jérome Patu.
tavern, 447-chap. II., The lovers, 450 Frankfort, appearance of the town of,
ment, the, 375, 380, 515.
Frederick-William, character, policy,
&c, of, 518, 519, 523.
on shipping, 125-its failure, 264, 269-
examination of its principles, 269, 409.
1755, 549-literature, recent, 557-
Fur trade of Siberia, the 84.
spective review, 190—part II., The George II., life and times of, 327-his
personal avd public character, 329–
German novels, modern, 190.
14—under George II., 327—the histo- Germany, objects of the revolutionary
the present position of, 477, 492. glimpse at, 515-errors of the congress
parison of, 3-laureates, sketches of, character of the smaller states, 517-
first outbreak and rapid progress of the
movement, 518-objects of the demo- Jewish disabilities bill, the, 279-an
John, the archduke, 520.
Karr, M., and his writings, 560.
King, lord chancellor, 339.
Kossacks of the Ural, the, 81.
La Famille Alain, the, 560.
Lamb plant, the, 79,
to, 66-present state of, 479, 492. Land, the laws of, 1.
chap. II., 348_chap. III., 349-chap. Laurels and laureates, 220.
Laws of land, the, 1.
Legend from Antwerp, a. Introduction,
I., the tavern, 447–chap. II., The
453—chap. IV., The execution, 455.
Leiningen, prince, 383.
Lichnowsky, prince, 532--his murder,
Life and times of George II., the, 327.
Life in the Far West, part II., 17—part
--part VI., 573—-memoir of the author,
Londonderry, lord, memoirs of Lord
Castlereagh by, reviewed, 610.
character of, 332.
Louis Philippe, American estimation of,
Madame de Malguet, remarks on, 474.
agriculture and laws of proper- Manufactures, state of exports and im-
the miseries of, and their remedies,658. Menchikoff, a Russian favourite, 81.
Mery, M., the works of, 565.
Mill's political economy, review of, 407.
and their improvement, 668, et seq.
Mississippi scheme, the, 546.
Mitchell, trial and condemnation of, 283.
Mitchell's Australia, review of, 66.
Modern tourism, 185.
Molesworth, Sir William, 271.
Monceaux, sketches in the park of, 219, Prussia, state of, 476-recent policy of,
517—the revolutionary movement in,
Pyramids, the, 186.
Queensberry, the duchess of, 335.
Rachel, mademoiselle, 693,
Ragged schools, statistics of, 67.
Muggite societies in London, the, 545. Rebellion, the Irish, of 1798, 615, et seq.
Records of Woman, Mrs. Hemans' 653.
Reichsverweser of Germany, the, 520,
Rellstab, Lewis, 190, 359.
Continent, the, 475—of 1830 and
coincidences between, 712.
Roads of Russia, the, 33.
Roman law of succession, the, 5.
Rowe, Nicholas, 229.
Russia, Erman's travels in, 78.
Ruxton, the late George Frederick, 591.
St. John's wild sports of the Highlands,
this beginning to fail, 55, et seq. St. Paul's church, Frankfort, 530.
pictures of, from Jérome Paturot, 688. Samoyedes, the, 85, 87.
Satires and Caricatures of the eighteenth
adherents of, 633-his banking act, Saxon law of succession, the, 3, 6.
Sayer the caricaturist, 553
Scarborough, lord, 334.
Scotch agriculture, effects of entail on, 3.
Scottish Deer Forests, the, 92.
za for the rule of the Whigs, 112— Sculpture, Eastlake on, 756.
Shadwell the laureate, 228.
Shipping, influence of the navigation
laws on, 116-statistics of, 118.
Siberia, 76-treatment of the exiles in,
that lately passed, and supplementary Sicily, the revolt of, 286.
Sigismund Fatello, chap. I., The opera,
and means of restraining it, 660. -chap. III., The accusation, 724-
chap. V., The day after the wedding,
*Silk, increased importation of, 271.