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HUNTER SQUARE, EDINBURGH ;
ARTICLES CONTAINED IN THE FOURTH VOLUME,
Eslending from July to December, 1820.
NUMBER FOR JULY.
ART. I. Defence of Swift. P. 1---37. Fate and biographers of Swift characterized-general regard to his memory
Edinburgh Review, a virulent exception—its heavy, multiplied, most unmerciful charges—ill qualities, power, and probable influence of accusation—a champion-his merits and defects-Swift's desertion of Whigs fully discussed, with remarks on state of parties in his time, and observations on several of his works, all in confirmation of his consistency, triumphant appeal to his writings, in proof of his uniform principles imputation of ingratitude utterly disproved-his union with Harley considered and justified-charge of temporizing with Whigs quite unfairextraordinary assertion of accuser, an extraordinary inaccuracy-Swift's generosity to his deserted political associates, more creditable than allowed by accuser-alleged selfishness in intercourse with Harley's administration utterly disproved-imputed willingness to hazard civil war, without evidence and improbable excessive dejection on ruin of Tory party, a mistatement-sweeping reprehension of his subsequent conduct, rash and absurd-sentiments respecting the Catholics, not to his disadvantage-feelings towards Temple honourable alleged court to Walpole untrueSwift on the whole relieved---lenient verdict on his accuser.
Art. II. Transactions of Linnean Society. P. 37–57. Origin and object of Society—its special defect supplied-contents of volume
analysed, with remarks on Lignum Rhodium ; vegetable epidermis ; three British species of Orchis; two new genera of Lichenes; the Sarracenia adunca fly-trap; Araujia, a new genus of plants, also a new species of Passiflora; the natural family Compositæ ; some deviations from usual structure of seeds and fruits; two genera of Rosaceæ ; British species of Rosa; the genus Tofieldia; the genus Pæonia; the genus Juncus; two species of Tordylium; select Indian plants; species of Strawberries; germination of Lycopodium denticulatum ; the Lycoperdon solidum ; a new British Fungus; new genus of Mosses; preference due to natural method over artificial ; Notonectides insects; the Black Stork; the Tantalus Ephouskyca ; two new shells ; British species of Terebella; English red Viper; a century of insects; the spiral tubes of the Terebratula; the use of the pedes scansorii of birds ; a new Gull;