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merly there were lead mines wrought, walls are standing*. The church is from which a considerable quantity of a noble piece of Gothic architecture ; silver was extracted.
Indeed they ap. the steeple, adorned with an imperial pear to have been so rich, as to be con- crown, adds much to the beauty of the fidered as really silver mines, a tun of distant prospect of the town: the time lead yielding about 17 ounces of silver. of erection is not ascertained. Opposite Bullion-well, near the church, is a weak to the town-house, which is a handsome fulphureous mineral.
building, stands the Cross-well, built BO-NESS. This parish extends in anno 1620, and from which issues about length along the Forth about 4 miles, a dozen streams of water from a varieand about 2inland from north to fouth. ty of grotesque figures. The Loch It contains about 3200 inabitants. The which lies along the back of the town surface rises from the sea, but declines is a beautiful sheet of water, well stored again to the banks of the river Avon ; with eels, perch, and pike. The parish io general the foil is loam, having an may be, at an average, 6 mijes long, over-proportion of clay. On the north- and 3 broad, containing about 7600 welt, however, the carse ground comes Scotch acres, producing of land-rent in, which is very rich and fertile. Coal 7ccol. Sterling per annum ; the number is a great article of exportation here. of inhabitants is 3220, of whom 2282 The town is a burgh of barony, of live in the town.
The surface is uoe which the Duke of Hamilton is fu- ven, and to the south ris.s to a consi. perior; as he is of almolt the whole of derable height. On the east is Binthe parish. There is an excellent hara ny Craig, which, though not high, is bour here, and a good deal of trade. very conspicuous from the east. CockA pottery was begun about the year lerue, the highest rising ground on the 1784, and is daily extending ; soap west, is about 500 feet above the level and salt works also do well here. A of the sea. On the whole, the parish prison, town-house, &c. was erected is well cultivated; the foil is various ; some time ago at the west end of the but in general it is a light free foil. town, after the model of Inverary house, There is no coal wrought in the pabut is standing unfinished. The house rih, though it is more than probable and grounds of Kinnoul, an ancient seat that in many places minerals may be of the Dukes of Hamilton, are con- found. There is plenty of limestone of siderable ornaments to this quarter ; the an excellent quality. On the Binny country, on the whole, has a rich and estate, there have lately been found fpethriving look here. A canal from the cimens of copper ore; and on the Bathharbour of Bo ness to Grangemouth was gate hills there was lead and silver forbegun in 1785, but stands unfinished for merly got, as noticed under the parith want of funds.
of Ecclefmachen. Linlithgow is also LINLITHGOW. The town is con- famous for being the place where the sidered as the fixth among the Scorch Solenn League and Covenant was burnt burghs, and gives its name to the coun. in 1622. It was here that the unforty; it is also the presbytery feat. It tupate Mary was born ; and at Linlithe. lies 16 miles almost due woit from E.
* Here was born on the 8th December dinburgh. In general, the houses have
1542, the unfortunate Queen Mary. Her a mean aspect ; but the situation on the father James V. then dying at Fakland of a banks of the Loch, and surrounded broken heart for the miscarriage at Sulway with hills, is warn and pleasant. The Mofs, foretell the miteries that hurg over chief manufacture is leather ; fhoenak. her and scotland. ing is also a great trade here. The palace Here, too, is hewn the ille where James IV.
“ with a lafs, and will be lost with one.' is a majestic ruin ; it'was burnt by ac- saw the apparition that vared him of the cident in 1745, but great part of the i:npending fute of the battle of Fluddin.
" It came,
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gow bridge the famous battle between all probability the lead would be worth the Earls of Lennox and Arran was the working, from the quantity of silver fought during the minority of James V.* which it yields.
TORPHICHEN is situated about 17 UpHalų. This parish lies 12 miles miles west from Edinburgh, is about west from Edinburgh. The new road 9 miles long and 24 broad, containing by Bathgate to Glasgow passes through about 1070 inhabitants. The west it. There are 3922 acres in this på. half of this parish is moorish : the east rish, and 600 inhabitants. The soil is is pretty fertile, excepting the hilly in general a mouldering clay upon a til. part. The reot is from 1os. to 30s. ly bottom ; but in the lower grounds per acre.
Cairn Naple is 1498 feet a. there is a good proportion of loam isbove the level of the sea. There is termixed ; it sets from gs. to gos. per both coal and iron stone here.
There is a coalliery in this paWHITBURN parish is 6 miles long, rish, two lime quarries, several feams of and, on an average, from two to three iron-stone, both stone and shell marl; albroad, containing about 1325 inhabi- lo fullers earth and red chalk, but both tants. The surface is uneven, towards are of a coarse kind. the west is a high ridge, of considerable West-Calder brings us back to extent, of moor ground. The soil in the county of Mid-Lothian, and should general has an over proportion of clay, properly have been placed in the acrenting from 75. to 2os. per acre, pro- count of that district
. Its length is ducing, in whole, about 2000). Sterling 10 miles, and breadth about 51. The per annum. There is both coal and soil is but indifferent ; the whole lies sime in this quarter.
on a tilly bottom, and is composed BATHGATE, This parish is 7 miles either of clay or a mossy earth. It lies long, from east to west, and two miles high, from 450 to 700 feet above the broad, containing 2310 inhabitants. level of the sea, and is cold and bleak. It is hilly towards the north east, bụt The inhabitants are about 970. Tho' in the other quarters it is flat. The there is no coal at present a-working, Bathgate hills are covered with grass, yet it is more than probable, that almost and afford good pasture ; on the flat the whole parish stands upon coal. ground the soil is in general a loamy There is abundance of limestone. At clay, capable of much improvement; Castle Craig may be traced, very disthe rent nowhere exceeds 20s. per tinctly, the remains of a Roman camp.
There is a very fine lime rock Mid-Calder is also in the county here, about 30 feet thick, and a large of Mid-Lothian. The parish is about field of iron stone was lately wrought 7 miles in length and 3
in breadth : it at Barbacklaw, by the Carron Com- contains 1251 inhabitants. The soil pany. There are are also great coal- is, in general, light, and when properly works here. From varions specimens cropped makes good returns. The of ores found on the Bathgate hills, in town of Mid-Calder is pleasantly situa
ted, and surrounded with beautiful sce• Rob Gib, of facetious memory, was con- nery ; the river Almond runs a little pected with this parish. He acted as husfon to the north, and Calder wood, which is to James V.; and being allowed, on a par- of considerable extent, overlooks it. ticular occasion, to perfonate the sovereign, gave a pointed reproof to the courtiers, who The present rent of this parish is about urged their respective claims to royal favour, 25191. Sterling. There is çoal, lime. that he had always ferved his master for stone, and iron-stone in this parish, fark love and kindness. His Majesty, conferred besides plenty of free-fone. on him the property of West Canniber in this estate of Letham is a fulphureous spring,
On the parish, which was enjoyed by his descendents even in the course of this century. The ori- much resembling the Harrogate waginal charter is still extant.
ters, In Calder-house the seat of Tora
phichen is a portrait of the Reformer, country is agreeably varied by rising John Knox, hung in a hall where he grounds, and the soil is either a strong first dispensed the facrament of the clay or black mould, the whole being Lords Supper, after the Reformation. well cultivated, and yielding rich crops.
KIRKLISTON parish lies partly in It was in this parish that Lord Stair first Mid-Lothian and partly in the shire of introduced the culture of turnips and Linlithgow, the boundaries being mark- cabages in the open fields. There is here ed by the river Almond which divides a remarkable stone erected at a very difit. The parish is, like most others, of tant period, measuring 41 feet above an irregular form, measuring in length the ground, and about it in circumabout 51 miles, the average breadth ference, having an inscription which being 31 ; the number of inhabitants is has not yet been decyphered by any upwards of 1500. The face of the antiquary. (To be continued.)
REVIEW OF NEW BOOKS.
Camillo : or a Picture of Youth. By the fimplicity of undress, the superiority
the Author of Evelina and Cecilia. of Indiana was no longer wholly unrivalIn 5 vols. 1 2 mo. 215. fewed. Payne. led, though the general voice was still
strongly in her favour. FROM the author of Evelina much
Indiana was a beauty of fo regular a was expected, but we are afraid Camilla caft, that her face had no feature, no will rather disappoint the generality of look to which criticism could point as readers. There is, in our opinion, nei. fufceptible of improvement, or on which ther character nor incident, to keep up admiration could dwell with more dethe attention through five long volumes, light than on the rest.
No ftatuary even with all Mrs D’Arblay's good sense could have modelled her form with more and nicety of discrimination ; these in exquisite fymmetry; no painter have deed (whatever may be the general merit harmonised her complexion with greater of the book) are most happily displayed brilliancy of colouring. But here endin the character she has drawn of Camilla. ed the liberality of nature, which, in It is at once amiable and engaging, unit- not fullying this fair workmanship by ing liveliness, fentibility, and understand. inclosing in it what was bad, contenteding, with the softer graces; which laft ly left it vacant of whatever was noble are, by the generality of novellifts, deem- and desirable. ed alone sufficient for their heroines, the
The beauty of Camilla, though neither former being considered altogetherincom- perfect nor regular, had an influence fo patible with the character. The author peculiar on the beholder, it was hard to is by no means fo fortunate in the other catch its fault; and the cynic connoifpictures the draws ; particularly in that of feur, who might persevere in seeking it, Sir Hugh Tyrold and Doctor Orkburne, would involuntarily surrender the frict where the makes the moft disagreeable, rules of art to the predominance of its if not unnatural, combinations. We loveliness. Even judgement itself, the are forry to see, in the former of these cooleft and last betrayed of our faculties, characters, fo much benevolence united she took by surprise, though it was not with the groffest weakness and want till she was abfent the seizure was detectof judgment; and in the latter, learning ed. Her disposition was ardent in fine and respectability with so many oddities. cerity, her mien untainted with evil. The
We present our readers with the fol. reigning and radical defect of her characlowing favourable specimen:
ter-an imagination that admitted of no controul-proved not any antidote ao
gainst her attractions; it caught, by its “The company, which was numerous, force and tire, the quick-kindling admiwas already seated at breakfast. Indiana ration of the lively; it posested by magand Camilla, now first surveyed by day, netic persuasion, the witchery to create light, again attracted all eyes ; but, in sympathy in the most serious,
THE PUBLIC BREAKFAST.
In their march up the room, Camilla mentioning the thing, which I only do was spoken to by a person from the tea in excuse for what I said last night, not table, who was distinct from every other, knowing then you was the fortune your. by Leing particularly ill-drefred ; and felf." who, though she did not know him, An eager sign of silence from Lionel, asked her, how ihe did? with a familiar forbade her explaining this mistake; look of intimacy. She slightly curtfied, Mr Dubiter, therefore, proceeded : and endeavoured to draw her party more “ When Tom Hicks told me about nimbly on; when another person, equal. it, I said at the time, faid I, the looks Jy confpicuous, though from being ac- more like to fome sort of a humble coutred in the opposite extreme of fuil young person, juit brought out of a little dreis, quitting his fcat, formally made good nature to see the company, and up to her, and drawing on a iliff pair of the like of that; for Mhe's not a bit like gloves, as he spoke, faid, “ So, you are a lady of fortunes, with that nudging come at last, ma'am! I began to think look; and I said to Tom Hicks, by way you would not come at ail, begging of joke, says I, if I was to think of her, that gentleman's pardon, who told me which I don't think I shall, at least the to the contrary last nighi, when I would not be much in my way, for the thought, thinks I, here I have bought could not follow a-body much about, thefe new gloves, for no reason but to because of that hitch in her gait, for I'm oblige the young lady, and now I might a preity good walker.” as well not have bought 'em at all.” Here the ill-dressed man, who had al.
Camilla, ready to laugh, yet much rtady spoken to Camilla, quitting his provoked at this renewed claim from seat, strolled up to her, and fastening his her old persecutor, Mr Dubftcr, locked eyes upon her face, though without bow. vainly for redress at the mischievous ing, made some speech about the weather, Lionel, who archly antwered: “O, ay! with the lounging freedom and manner true, fifter; I told the gentleman, laft of a confirmed old acquaintance. His night, you would be sure to make him whole appearance had an air of even amends this morning, for putting him wilful slovenliness; his hair was unto so much expence,
combed; he was in boots, which were “ I am sure, Sir,” faid Mr Dubster, covered with mud; his coat seemed to
I did not speak for that, expence be- be designedly emerged in powder, and ing no great matter to me at this time; bis univerfal negligence was not only only nobody likes to fool away their fhabby but uncleanly. Aftonished and money for nothing."
offended by his forwardness, Camilla Edgar having now, at the end of one turned entirely away from him. of the tables, ficured places for the Not disconcerted by this distance, he ladies, Lionel again, in defiance of the procured a chair, upon which he cait frowns of Miss Margland, invited Mr himself perfectly at his case, immediateDubster to join them: even the appeal- ly behind her. ing looks of Camilla ferved but to en- Just as the general breakfast was over, crease her brother's ludicrous diversion, and the waiters were summoned to clear in coupling her with fo ridiculous à away the tables, and prepare the room companion ; who, without seeming at for dancing, the lady who had so firikall aware of the liberty he was taking, ingly made her appearance the precedengrofed her wholly.
ing evening, again entered. She was So I ice, ma’am," he cried, point- alone, as before, and walked up the ing to Eugenia, “ you've brought that rooin with the fame decided air of inlimping little body with you again? difference to all opinion; sometimes Tom Ilicks hasl like to have taken me knotting with as much diligence and in finely about her! he thought flie was earneitness as if her subsistence depended the great fortune of these here parts; upon the rapidity of her work; and at and if it had not been for the young other times stopping short, the applied gentleman, I might have knowo no bet- to her eye a near-lighted glass, which icr nuither, for there's half the room in hung to her finger, and intently exathe fame icrape at this minute." mined some particular person or group;
Obferving Camilla regard him with then rrith a look of abfence, as if the an unpleafant surprise, he more folemnly had not seen a creature, the hummed an aduct: “ I ak pardon, ma'am, for cpera fong to herself, and proceeded.
Her rouge was remarkably well put on, engaged by the whisperers; nor could and her claim to being itill a fine wo. fhe, for more than a minute, deny her man, though pait her prime, was as ob- own curiolity the pleasure of obterving vious as it was conscious: her dress was them. more fantastic and studied than the night They now spoke together for some before, in the same proportion as that of time in low voices, laughing immodeevery other person present was more rately at the occasional sallies of each fimple and quiet; and the commanding other; Sir Sedley Clarendel fitting at air of her countenance, and the easiness his ease, Mrs Arlbery standing, and of her carriage, spoke a .confirmed in- knotting by his fide. ternal assurance, that her charms and The officers, and almost all the beaux, her power were absolute, wherever she began to crowd to this spot; but neithei thought her exertion worth her trouble. the gentleman nor the lady interrupted
When the came to the head of the their discourse to return or receive any room, she turned about, and, with her falutations. Lionel, who with much glais, surveyed the whole company; eagerness fiad quitted an inside feat at a then smilingly advancing to the sloven, long table, to pay his court to Mrs whom Camilla was fhunning, she called Arlbery, could catch neither her eye nor out, “ O! are you there? what rural her ear for his bow or his compliment. deity could break your rest fo early ?” Sir Sedley, at last, looking up in her “ None !” answered he, rubbing his face, and finiling, said, A'nt
you eyes; “ I am invulnerably asleep at shockingly tired ?" this very moment! In the very centre “ To death!" answered the, cooly. of the morphetic dominions. But how “ Why then, I am afraid, I must pobarbarously late you are ! I should never fitively do the thing that's old fashionhave come to this vaitly horrid place be- ed.” fore my ride, if I had imagined you And rising, and making her a very elewould have been so excruciating.” gant bow, he presented her his seat, ada
Struck with the jargon of wbich she ding : “ There, ma'am, I have the bocould not suspect two persons to be ca- nour to give you my chair,--at the risk pable, Camilla turned round to her of my reputation.” Nighted neighbour, and with the great- “ I should have thought,” cried Lioest surprise recognised, upon examina- nel, now getting forward, “ that omittion, the most brilliant beau of the pre- ting to give it would rather have risked ceeding evening, in the worst dressed your reputation.” man of the present morning.
“ Is it pombie you could be born beThe lady now, again holding her glass fore all that was over? faid Mrs Arlbery, to her eye, which the directed, without dropping carelessly upon the chair as fernple, towards Camilla and the part;, the perceived Lionel, whom she honourfaid, “ Who have you got there?" ed with a nod : “ How do you do, Mr
Camilla looked' hastily away, and Tyrold! are you just come in?” But her whole fet abaihied, by so unteafoned turning again to Sir Sedley, without an inquiry, cast down the ir
eyes. waiting for his answer, “ I swear, you “ Hey!". cried he, calmiy viewing barbarian,” he cried," you have al them, as for the first time hiinself: most killed me with fatigue.” “Why, I'll tell you !” Then making “ Have I, indeed ?" said he, smiling. her bend to hear his whifper, which, Mr Dublier.now, leaning over the nevertheless, was by no means intended table, folemnly faid: “ I am sure, I for her own ear alone, he added : “ Two should have offered the lady my own little things as pretty as angels, and two place, if I had not been fo tired myself; others as ugly as- - I say no more !” but Tom Hicks over-persuaded me to
“ O, I take in the full force of your dance a bit before you came in, ma'am,' metaphor!” cried the, laughing, “ and addressing Camilla, “ for you have lost acknowledge the truth of its contrast.” a deal of dancing by coming so late ; for
Camilla alone, as they meant, had they all fell to as soon as they came; heard them; and alhamed for herself, and, as I'm not over and above used to and provoked to find Eugenia coupled it, it soon makes one a little stiffith, as with Miss Margland, the endeavoured one may fay; and, indeed, the lady's to converse with fome of her own fo. much better off in getting a chair, for ciéty ; but their attention was entirely one fits mignty little at one's ease or