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PREFACE.

The present volume, extending from the 51st to the 100th number, completes the “INFORMATION FOR THE 1'FOPLE,” according to the original design of the publishers, and, as they trust, to the satisfaction of the class of readers for whom the work was more especially composed.

The unforeseen and unavoidable extension of the paper on Music to two numbers, has necessarily excluded a subject from notice, which the Editors were anxious to include—some account of English Literature and I:oks—but this, they would hope, is a circumstance of comparatively little moment, as the present work is filowed by one in which English Literature is treated of. in that ample manner that it deserves.

or “ CHAMBERS’s CYCLOPÆDIA OF English LITERATURE,” the work here alluded to, the following notice may be given from the published prospectus :

* In the 'INFORMATION FOR THE PEOPLE,' the Editors aimed at presenting a body of scientific and general knowledge suitable to the wants of the middle and labouring classes. While that work may serve to instruct, there is need for another which may tend to refine. In the Literature addressed at the present t.me to the People, there appears, generally, a lack of something to awaken the higher powers of thought

- reflection, imagination, and taste—and to nourish at the same time the finer of the moral feelings. These esbjects MESSRS CHAMBERS believe will be in some measure accomplished by the work now announced ; in which will be concentrated the most exquisite productions of English intellect, from Anglo-Saxon to the I tu sent times, in the various departments headed by Chaucer, Shakspeare, Milton-by More, Bacon, Locke by Hooker, Taylor, Barrow-by Addison, Johnson, Goldsmith—by Hume, Robertson, Gibbon-set in a Lographical and critical history of the Literature itself. For the self-educating everywhere, such a work vill be as a whole English Library fused down into one cheap book. For the more fortunate youth who ise undergoing a regular education, it will be that and something besides—an Introduction to the Pantheon of English Writers, serving, but in a more systematic way and less exclusive taste, the purpose so long served by Dr Knox's “ Elegant Extracts.'

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The CYCLOPÆDIA OF ENGLISH LITERATURE' is under the care of Mr Robert CHAMBERS, assisted by several gentlemen of suitable qualifications, amongst whom may be mentioned Mr ROBERT CARRUTHERS cf Inverness. It will be embellished with Wood Engravings of the heads of the principal authors, and objects connected with their history,

The work will appear in weekly numbers, consisting of a single sheet in royal 8vo., double columns, uniform with the • INFORMATION FOR THE PEOPLE,' and costing three halfpence; and in monthly parts at accenpence. It will consist of not more than 100 numbers, forming two massive and handsome volumes.”

LJINBURGH, October 20, 1842.

CONTENTS.

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96

97

98

99

100

73

16

597
623
76

Page

4 Bacon, how to cure,

71 Bagatelle table,

61 Baits, fish,

13 Balloons,
194 Barclay's feats, Captain,
195 | Barium,
128 Barley, culture of,

48 Barometer,

202 Baths and foot warmers,

65 Bees,

571 Bee-hunts,
321-336 Belgium, spade-husbandry in,
43, 70 Bell-metal,
44

Birds, cage,
646 Births, statistics of,

81 Billiards,

208 Bismuth,

71 Blackbirds,

76 Blacking,

558 Bleaching,

462 Bleaching and calendering,

77 Bleaching powder,

218 Bloodhound, the,

219 | Blowpipe,

122 Boat accidents,

275 Bomb-shelli,

513 528 Bone dust,

577 Books, early,

80 Boron,

1 Bottle glass,

373 Bowls,

314 Brain, the human,

87 Bramah, or hydraulic press,

87 | Braun,

76 Braxy in sheep,

86 Bricks,
254 Bridges,

British constitution,
34 BRITISH COSTUMES,
615 Bromine,

Bude light,

039 Building,

40 Bulbous roots,

401-416 Buoyancy,

673-688 Burning, escapes from,

27 Burns and scalds,

217 | Butter,

257-272 Buttermilk,

658

Page

467 Carts, farm,
554 Carminatives,
617 Carrier-pigeons,

48 Carrying weights,

535 Cathartics,

76 CATTLE AND Dairy HUSBAN

333 DRY,

46, 113 Cattle,

617 Cause and effect,

481-496 Caustics,

495 Caxton,

349 Centre of buoyancy,

78 Centre of gravity,

479 Centrifugal force,

290 Cerium,

551 Chalybeate waters,

78 Chapel, printers',
480 Chcese,
654

Chess,

95

CHEMISTRY,

754 CHEMISTRY’Applied TO THE

3.0)

115

643

751
74, 666

747

76 Cadmium,

364 Cage birds,

519 Calendar, adjustment of the,

611 Calendar, gardener's,

676 Calcium,

Camera lucida,
139 Camera obscura,
128 Canarice,
87 Candlemaking,
43 Candlemas,
67 Canine madness,
616 Canon, in music,

2 Canova,

618 Cantharides,

127 Capillary attraction,

576 Capons,

72 Capstan,

Carbon,

550 Carbonate of iron,

220 Cards, games with,

77 ARTS,

503 Chemical analysis,

Chemical attraction,

643 Cherry, the,

92 Chickens,

329 Chimney on fire,
627 Chimneys, smoky,
74

Chinese costumes,

764 | Chlorine,

541 Choice of a house,

130

Christian era,

40

Christmas day,

467 Chromium,

459 CHRONOLOGY,

686 | Chronometers,

684 Cider,

174 Circumcision, festival of,

577-592 Citric acid,

73 Civil government,

669 Civil liberty,

685 Classical Terms,

375 Cleaning articles,

39 Clepsydræ,

614 Clocks,

645 Clothing fund,

440 Clouds,

440 Coach accidents,

Coal, supply of, for London,

78 Coal gas,

479 Coal mines,

54 Cobalt,

28 Cockatoos,

77 | Cold cream,

61 Colours by refraction,

61 Colours, dyeing,
479 Columbium,

93 Combustibles,

610 Combustion,

517 Common motion,

797 Composing types,

255 Composition of motion,

87 Condensing air-pump,

2 Condiments,

474 Conjunction, the,

22 Conservatories, domestic,

73 Constitutions, civil,

77 Copper,

551 | Cords and pulleys,

78

480

636

52

76

20

15

6.40

14

43

196

30

174

Lackgammon,
Bacon, Lord,

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T!

1,3; 1 Erbjihany,
strate

Lachs and eras,
16,123

44) Eutions in algebra,
stur *, Briti-,

77 Equivalent ratios,
***
ues, fun,

591

Erns,
at 2x,

345 | Pesaliers,
%. Mas tacture,

734 Eiler,
O al.,

Et mology,
Meny Gales,

Euclid's elements,

510 European costumncs,
ww inapig, brwti burg, Germi.

Evaporation,
Caily,

348 Evapration, artificial,
**wa, ninaglineni of,

430 Everrons,
Tanks,

31 Evidence, nature of,

+39, 440 Evrution,
renor tartar,

7) | Expectorants,

557 Lyonision,
riket, care of,
rite, statistics of,

12 Faculties, the mental,
rivin, St,

619 Fahrenbeit,
oping in husbandry,

l'alconry,
mille,

Failacies in logic,
Tjallik tin,

66 Falling biics,
irr, the,

Fallowing,
wriing on ice,

Farming, cottice,
ursilt, the,

333 Farms and farming,
arrytz leather,

763 Faustus. Dr,
16.)

746 | February,
每ts,

645 Feelings, the human,
CO),

74 Fermentation,
yulus,

333

Fieid sports,

Fig, the,
alry managerncnt,

Fiibert, the,
nicing,

Filtration,
To liwyn ice,

013

Fire escapes,
avy's safety Linp,

74 | Fire-grates,
1y> and hours,

313 Fireworks,
the, statistics of,

233 Fish, character of,
ember, .

623 | Fish-ponds,
composition,

& Fish-women, costume of,
m'ucens,

67 Fishing tackle,
ity,

4 lives, game of,
siccationi,

83 Ilies, artificial,
potisms,

172 Floating bodies,
W,

113 Flats and buoys,
CTIONARY OF Classica

Floricultural calendar,
TERMS,

C 704 FLOWER GARDEN,
'CTIONARY OP TE IN SCIENCE, Flowers, character of,

LITERATURE, AND ART, 715-74 Flower drawing,
-finition in lgic,

214 Fluids and solids, friction of,

333 Fluids, laws of,
Every
ferial,

211

Fluorine,
ses of cattle,

Prel

Gr.ders, die of,
Gas manusiuture,

761
71,253 Giociguin,

77
67 | Gats,

408
581 Golf, game of,

541
3G,

79
84 I GJd-fish,

478
193 Good Friday,

613
21 Gooseberry, the,

306
501 Gothic architecture,

079
5 Government, formats of,

171
1 Grafting,
377 Grammar,
1

193
212 Grape vine, the,

38
3. Gravity-Tavitation,

3,9
8 ron ct ps,

335
50 i Green-house plarsts,

379
Groolinsboro,

425
133, 151 Grouse shrating,

511
115
Guleon-fishing,

521
318 Guiaea-fowl,

476
217 Guinea-pigs,

470
8 Gunpowder,
327. Gurney's bude light,

670
347 : Guttenberg,
GYASASTIC EXERCISES,

329-544
OS
C!0 Habit,
1.34
Bllowe'en,

620
3.7 Halos-parhelia,

127
Hans,
9'60
) Hanging, remedies for,

645
83 llare-hunting,
045
llatching eggs,

473
67 llawking,

58
91 Ilay-making,
511 Hue-mis:-fog,

117
57 Hearing--sound,

61
5122 HEATING-VENTILATION-LIGHT-
515
1
IXG,

07
544 | Teat,
519 Heat-caloric,

68
27 Hegira, era of the,

57
6:3
Hers, keeping,

471
333, Herding sheep,

456
304 Highland garb,

71; Ilives, bee,
219 Boar-frost,

127
41 Hockey, game of,

513
31. 35, 36 Hogmanay,
73 ! Hollyhocks,

373
75 i Honey from bees,
82 looks, fish,

516
524

IIORSE, Tuk,
31

Tiot springs,
Hos water apparatus,

630
514
Hours,

893
218 House on fire,

614
47 House-architecture,

623
561-576 House-furnishing,

66
466 House keeping,

047
40 Human figure drawing,
471 Hunting, fox,
5119 Ilunting, hare,
203 Hurling, game of,

5.3
679);brid animals,
5 Hydraulics,

39
564 Hydraulic press,
22 Hydrogen,
254 Hydrometers,

31 liyumphobin,
30 IIYDROSTATICS HYDRAULICS
124 PNEUMATICS,

33 48
383-4) Ilygrometer,

113

484, 490

5
62
1:7

1

3372

515-0

17 Ice,
92 Ignition,
615 | Ignis Futuus.

81 Impenetrability,
6.6 IAPROVENENT OF WASTE
13

LANDS,
78 In-arching in gardening,

Inclined plane,
778 Indian club exercises,

IN DOOR ANCSEMENTS,
512, Induction,
6.54 Industrial education,
3.33 Inertia,

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446 | Fluosilicic acid,
-es, statistics of,

Fluxes,
eise of horses,

47 Fly fishing,
stillation,

68.83 T'ly-wheels,
urctics,

Focus oí rays,
G, THE,

407-512 Foot-ball,
ng days,

617 | Foliage drawing,
mestie conservatories,

32) Forcinz-pump,
aiange of mines,

741 FOREIGN COSTUMES,
aining,

Forests, planting,
aught of horses,

Fountains,

549 Fowls, keeping
LAKING AND PERSPECTIVE,

241-236 Fox hunting,
ill his handry,

325 Fractions in arithmetic,
OC-bees,

453 I'ree-masons,
Uning, Escapes from,

641 Freezing,

032 French costumes,
31.27 flowero,

85 French weights and measures,
icks,

470 Fresco painting,

035 Friction,
eing,

95 Friendly societies,

Trust - Dox,
rthenware and china,

046TRUT GARDEN,
rthenware inanusiure,

764 Fugue, in music,
7

Fulcrum,
rthy bases,

77 Fulminating powders,
stor,

019, 614 Fumigation of rooms,
bo,

Pernace, chemists,
I'CATION,

25.210 Furnishing houses,
tention, statistics of,

3001 I'usion,
3, management of,

470) Fusible bases,

Etre
ECTRICITY-GALVANIN -
TRO-VAGNKISM,

97-112 Galena,
Ytrical conductors,

98, IN Gulvanism,
were theraphs,

109 Gume,

10 Games with caris,
ctrical m vine,

10+ Garten, the kitchen,
ctricity of the atmosphere,

147 Gas, coal,
(tmtyping,

Gits-lighting,
reru netim,

Gas manufacture,
artital bu!).65,

74 Infant schools, .
63. Inbrence,
G Intlection,

76 Inks,
73 Interest on money,

Interjer tion, the,

07
915
197

limt cit1111,

25

GROMETRY,
Gian Cultume,

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