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Register of the Weather for, July, 452 New Works published in Edinburgh, 524
High Water at Leith for August, ib. Scottish Literary Intelligence, ib.
Description of Cathcart Castle,...483 Literary Intelligence, English and
A Character of Sir John Moore, 484 - Foreign,

525
On the Improvement of the Edin.
burgh Botanic Garden,

485

POETRY.
On Party Spirit;

487

Ode for his Majesty's Birth-day 1809, 526 Russian Commerce, .

On the Death of William Wright, : . ib. Report on the Administration of Jus

Ad Amieum, ..

$27 tice in Scotland, and concerning

The. Glasgow Garland,

528 Appeals to the House of Lords, 489 kccount of the Russian Military E3tablishment,

494 PROCEEDINGS OF PARLIAMENT. Procedure in Russian Courts of Jusar

House of Commonsi tice, . . .

526 495 High Roads and Mail Coaches.

-Charges against the Duke of York, ib.

497 Physiognomical Observations,

498 Analecta, :

499

HISTORICAL AFFAIRS.
Analysis of French Bulletins, with

War between Austria and France,

54? General Observations on Official

Account of the Battlé fought near Reports,

SO!

Aspern on the 21st and 22d May, ib.
Biographical Account of the late

Spain and Portugal,
Dr Pitcairn, , ..

550 524 Particulars of the Evacuation of Cor.. On the Great Sea-Snake found in

runa and Ferrol, by the French, í55! Orkney, 507 Admiralty Office,

ib. Sketch of the History of Agricul Court. Martial op Admiral Harvey, 553 ture in Scotlaud,

. , 509 Memoirs of the Progress of Manu. factures, Chemistry, Science, and

SCOTTISH CHRONICLE. the Fine Arts,

Instz i Proceedings of the General Assembly,556 On the Construction of Theatres, 1 Address to the King,' .

ib. by R. L. Edgeworth, Esq. • $13: Civil Appointments,

ib. i Marriages,

557 SCOTTISH REVIEW, Births, and Deaths,

558 Celebs in search of a Wife, 516 Stocks and Markets,

560

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State of the BAROMETER, in inches and decimals, High Water at LEITH

and of Farenheit's THERMOMETER, in the For AUGUST 1809. open air, taken in the morning before sun-rise,

Morn. Even, and at noon; and the quantity of rain-water

Days. H. M. H. M. fallen, in inches and decimals, from June Tu. i

5 44 6 3 26. to July 25. 1809, in the vicinity of

W. 2 6. 23 6 45 Edinburgh.

Th. 3

7 9 7 38

Fr. 4 8 8 8 43 Barom. Thermom. Rain. Weather,

Sa. 5 9 22 10 2 June M. N. In. Pts.

Su. 6 10 42 11 15 26 30.9 50 73

Clear

M. 7 11 45 27 30.3 53 68 0.02 Showers

Tu. 8 011 035 28 30.2 50

60
Cloudy

W. 9 0 56 I 16 29 30,1 62

72
Clear
Th. 10 1 36

1 54 30 29.97 53 62 0.011 Showers

Fr. 11

2.13 2 32 -1 29.81 52 62 0.01 Ditto

Sa. 12 2 49 3 7 29.75 51 62

Clear

Su. 13 3 24 3 41 3 29.6 45 56 0.02 Showers

M. 14 3 58

4 18 · 4 29.71 50 61 0.05 Rain

Tu. 15 4 36 4 57 5 29.75 50

Ditto

W. 16 5 17 5 40 6 30.02 53

Clear

Th. 17 6 4 6 80 30.1 53 69

Ditto
Fr, 18 6 59

7 31 8 30.12) 50 69

Ditto

Sa. 19 8 8 8 49 9 30.15 51

Ditto

Su. 20 9 33 10 17 10 30.15 55 71

Ditto

M. 21 10 57 11 34 11 30.1 5270

Ditto
Tu. 22

07 12 30.05 58 68 0.02 Showers

W. 23 0 34 1 13 60 70

Clear

Th. 24 1 25 1 46 14 30. 57 65%

Cloudy Fr. 25 2 8 2 29 15 30. 5569

Clear

Sa. 26 2 49 3 7 16 29.9 5564

Ditto

Su. 27

3 24 3 42 17 29.75 55 61

Ditto

M. 28 3 58 4 15 47 61

Ditto

Tu. 29 4 32 4 50 19 29.99 50 70

Ditto
W. 30

5 21 20 30.12 55 73

Ditto

Th. 31 .5 40 6 10 21 30.2

79

Ditto 99 30.19 56 71

Ditto

MOON'S PHASES 29 30.

60 0,05
Rain

For AUGUST 1809. 241 30.

67
Clear

Apparent time at Edinburgh

D. H. M. 25 30.

65
Ditto

Last Quar. 3. 5. 14. morn.
New Moon, ll. 7.25. morn.

First Quart. 18. 1. 25. even.
Quantity of Rain 1.331

Full Moon, 25. 6. 52. morn,

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Scots magazine,

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EDINBURGH LITERARY MISCELLANY,

For JULY 1809.

Description of CATHCART CASTLE. CATHCART Castle is situated on the

The castle, with the lands adjoining, Cart, about two or three miles to was long the property of the Lords of the south of Glasgow. It stands on Cathcart. On their removal, these a very commanding situation, two of were eagerly sought after by the opuits sides being covered by the river, lent merchants and manufacturers of from which the hill on which the cas. Glasgow, who wished to become mastle stands rises almost perpendicularly, ters of a little land. In this manner On the other side, it is more acces the property passed through various sible, but still the approach is steep and hands, and was subdivided into various difficult, except by one narrow entry, lots. The new proprietors made great which would doubtless, in ancient improvements upon Cathcart ; but, as times, be secured by a ditch and drawe might be expected, were often more bridge. The building consisted ori- affected by a desire to increase its vaginally of a square tower, to which a lue, than with reverence for its antimore modern house was afterwards quity. One of them, about fifty. added; but of this last, all vestiges years ago, proceeding upon the prinhave since been effaced.

ciple of making the most of his barThis castle derives an historical and gain, sold the building to a tradesman romantic interest, from its overlooking in Glasgow, who proposed to take tbe celebrated field of Langside, in down the materials, and employ thein which were finally decided the for- elsewhere. The castle, however, tunes of Queen Mary. The particu- which had often resisted the attack of lars are well known. By the loss of powerful chieftains, bid defiance also this battle, rashly engaged in, and ill to the efforts of this modern improver. conducted, she lost her crown and ar The walls were found so thick and my, and was driven to the desperate well compacted, that the expense of resolution of flying into England. - taking them down would be greater An eminence near the castle is still than the profit. After the removal pointed out as the place from which of the roof, therefore, further proceedthe unfortunate queen viewed this ter. ings were stopped; and the castle has mination of her hopes ; a hawthorn ever since remained in this disinantled bush long marked the precise spot, and state, but without suffering any furon its having decayed with age, ano. ther injury. ther was planted in its stead.

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