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His public labours and private conduct Here in their Seid and Noble bloud agreed to demonstrate the insegrity of eboyes, his life.

In whom (Graunt soe 0 Heavens) their Stranger, suspect not this epitaph of honor'd Name fattery;

May never die but in the death of Fame. his praises are more tully inscribed

(To be continued.) on the hearts of all who knew him,

and his Master's presence will reward and perfect his virtues, by a more intimate converse

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EDINBURGH, in 1685, relative to Ob. Nov. 7. A. D. 1744, Ætat. 48. cur. burning the Popes

huj. par. 11. 113. On a flat stone in the minis. [Our readers may perhaps recollect, in ter's burying-place, church - yard of

our Number for Jan. last, a somewhat

amusing account of the actual accomDunlop, Ayrshire.

plishment of the ceremony here allud. Heir lyis Hanis Hamiltoune, Vicar ed to. In looking over a very curious of Dunlope, quha deceisit Ye 30 of collection of pamphlets, now in the Maii 1608, Ye aige of 72 years, and

possession of Mr Blackwood, Bookof Janet Denhame his spous.

seller, Edinburgh, we found the ad

vertisement which we now insert.On a tomb in the same place, 1611.

Those who were entertained by the

narrative of the transaction, may pro• Here lye the bodies of Hanis Hamil

bably be gratified by seeing this addi. ton, sonne of Archibald Hamilton of tional document respecting it.] Raploch, servant to King James the

AN ADVERTISEMENT. Fift, and of Janet Denham his wife, daughter of James Denham, Laird of THESE are to give

notice to all No Westshielde. They lived maryid to- blemen, Gentlemen, Citizens, and gether 45 years, during which tyme others, That we, the Students in the the said Hanis served the cure at this Royal College of Edinburgh, (to shew church. They were much beloved of our detestation and abhorrence of the all that knew them, and especially of Romish religion, and our zeal and ferthe parishioners. They had six sonnes, vency for the Protestant,) do resolve James, Archibald, Gavin, John, Wil- to burn the effigies of Antichrist the liam and Patrick, and one daughter Pope of Rome, at the mercat cross of Jeane, maryed to William Muire of Edinburgh, the 25th of December inGlanderstoune.

stant, precisely at Twelve o'clock in The dust of two lyes in this artful the forenoon, (being the festival of frame,

our Saviour's nativity:) And since Whose birth them honored from an hon. we hate tumults as we do superstition,

we do hereby (under the pain of death) A painful Pastor and his spotles Wife, Whose devout. Statues emblime here thieves, whores, and bawds, to come

discharge all plunderers, robbers, their life, Blest with the height of favors from

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Love, A fruitfull ofspring on whom the Lord By our special command ROBERT

hath fixt, Fortun's with virtue and with honor

BROWN, Secretary to all our mixt,

Theatrical and Extra Literal Then live these Dead above in endles

Divertisements. joyes,


ored name,


Account of the Defeat of Gen. BUCHAN fresh themselves, after which time I

and Brigadier CANNON, at CroMB- called the officers together, and told DELL, 1st May 1690. In a Letter them my resolution, so that they might from Sir THOMAS LIVINGSTON to examine their soldiers, if they were General MACKAY.

able to do it, who unanimously told (From the same.)

me they would stand by me to the last HONOURED SIR,

inan, and desired me earnestly to go As I have, in several letters before, on : I having got guides by this time


given you nothing but ill news, in readiness, we passed the river by so I ain glad I have now the occasion three o'clock in the morning at one of sending you somewhat better. - foord where there was a church; the The General Buchan and Brigadier enemy keeped a strong guard, where Cannon, with his Highland army, ha- I sent some foot and a few dragoons ving for a while marched up and to fire upon then and amuse them, down this country, increased as a and in the mean time passed the river snow-ball dayly, which affrighted and at another foord below it: two troops discouraged the country so far, that of dragoons and Captain Mackay's upon Sunday last I resolved to march Highland company was already past out of Inverness, with a detachment before the enemy perceived us, and of four hundred men of Sir James then we see them ran in parties up and Leslie's, six companies of Grants, the down, not knowing which way to turn Highland company of Captain Mac- thenzselves, being surprised; so I comkay, three troops of my dragoons, and manded all the horse and dragoons to my Lord Yester's troop of horse, and joyn, and pursued them; which affrighcamped that night near Brodie, where ted them so, that they took themselves. I was forced to stay two days, for my to the bills, and at the foot of Crombe baggage horses coming in very slow dell we overtook them, attacked them, from the countrey, as likewise for the killing betwixt three and four hundred three other troops of dragoons from El- men upon the place, and took about gin, and Captain Burnet's of horse. a hundred prisoners, the greater part The enemy were at this tine at Strath.

of them officers; the rest got off by a

; spey, threatening to stay and burn' all mist that came just about that time that would not join : whereupon I re- on the top of the hill, so that we could solved, the thirtieth of April, about scarcely see one another, otherways twelve o'clock in the day, having then the slaughter should have been greatgot certain intelligence where they er; so I caused beat a retreat, our camped and what number they were, horses being ready to fall down, and to march towards them: we marched drew up upon the low ground, prisonthe whole night in as bad ground as ers being brought to me from all Lochaber may be, till at last, by two hands. Buchan, when they took the o'clock in the morning we got to Ball- alarm, first sent a nephew of his with chastle, where being arrived, we dis- some more officers and soldiers, in an covered, by the enemies fires, their old castle, who at first seemed to be camp. I informed myself of the nature opinionate. I caused to surround them, of the ground and the depth of the ri- and finding the ground proper to unver; and, notwithstanding they told derinind them, which they finding, sury

, me the ground was somewhat boggish, rendered themselves to the king's merI formed a design to attacque them cy. Buchan got off without hat, coat, by surprise, for they did not know of or sword, and was seen that day, and juy being arrived ; but my men and in that pasture, in Glenlivet, very horse being so extremely wearied, I much fatigued, carryed in a cousin's gave then about half an hour to re- house of his. Cannon got away in

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his night-gown : Dumfermling had Staxigo, Clyth, Lybster, Durbeath, gone from them about some business &c. which is likely to become a very the day before.

great national object. It is of consiWe have taken all their baggage derable importance indeed, even in its and ammunition, and the soldiers have present state, as will appear from the got more considerable plunder, as I following general view of it; but that thought, they carryed about with them. is nothing to the extent to which it Their king and queen's standard, will probably be brought, when the where they cited the country people harbour of Wick is completed, (which to repair to, are taken: there are said will be effected in the course of next to be some people of note that are kil- year,) when the other creeks along led, but of this I can give you no cer

that coast are better fitted for the actain account, being that when we commodation of boats and vessels; came to visit them, they were all na- and when the fishery is extended to ked, by what we could judge there Thurso and the northern coast of was some appearance of it.

Caithness, which there is every reason The resolution and conduct of all to hope will be the case in the course the troops is admirable ; and although of the ensuing summer. the foot could not get up to us, they PRESENT AND GENERAL STATE OF marched after us with as great dili

THE WICK FISHERY. gence as possible.

1. Number of vessels, averaging 50 It is remarkable, that in this whole tons each, employed in bringing to business there is not one man lost, Wick, &c. the raw materials of the three or four wounded, but not dan fishery, as salt, casks, staves, &c. 150. gerously either, and about a dozen of 2. Number of hands employed on horses, but many horses disabled. -- board these vessels, 750. This night we have had one of the se- 3. Number of boats and other vesverest that could be. I design to pur- sels employed in the fishery itself, sue this, and see if I can disperse what 550. is of them yet together, which will be 4. Number of hands employed on but a small number, being that they board these boats and vessels, 2750. ran to all arts ; but the weather is so 5. Number of hands employed in horrible that I fear I shall be obliged various other branches of the fishery, to give it over.

as coopers, net-makers, gutters, packI pray God this beginning of this ers, &c. 2,200. year's campaign may prognosticate a 6. Total number of hands employblessing upon their Majesty's forces, ed in the fishery, and the various so that an end may be made of this branches therewith connected, 5,700. troublesome war this summer.

7. Number of barrels of smoked I desire, Sir, you would send me and salted herrings, on the average of immediately orders what to do with this and the preceding year, about the prisoners, for at Inverness they 50,000. cannot possibly be kept.

8. Total number of herrings caught and cured, at the rate of 700 herrings

per barrel, (besides great quantities Account of the Herring Fishery at

consumed in a fresh state, thirty-five WICK.


9. Number of vessels employed in FOR TOR some years past, a herring fish- transporting the herrings from Wick,

has been carried on along the &c. to other ports 150. eastern coast of Caithness, more espe

10. Number of hands employed cially in the neighbourhood of Wick, therein, 750.





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11. Number of acres which the It



proper to add, that this niets, when spread out for drying, fishery is not carried on solely for the would cover, 368.

local advantages of any particular 12. Number of miles, the total district; but that numbers of vessels, length of the nets, one following the from various other parts of the kingother, 114.

dom, assemble there, during the fish13. Value of the herrings exported ing season, and enjoy by far the from Wick, &c. at 32s. per barrel, greatest share of the profit derived £.82,000.

therefrom. Nothing indeed can be 14. Price of each herring at that more pleasing than to see the stir and rate, 2 farthings, 34-175ths. bustle which the fishery, (even on the

15. Value of each barrel of herring contracted scale on which it is now on the calculation that a barrel of established,).occasions, in the neighherrings is equal to one of beef, £.5. bourhood of Wick, in consequence of 12s.

the number of strangers who flock to 16. Annual value of the fishery on it from the southern counties, when that calculation, £.28,000.

the herrings make their appearance. There can be no doubt that a bar. But when, instead of 50,000, the rel of herringe, properly cured, is e. fishery is increased to the extent of qual to one of beef; and many have 500,000 barrels and upwards, (which calculated the proportion at a still there is every reason to hope, unhigher rate: It is of the utmost im- der the protection of the new Fishportance, therefore, to increase thatery Board, will soon be the case,) it branch of the fishery, more especially will then become an object of the for the advantage of the poor, as salt. most essential national importance, and ed herrings not only give a relish to well deserving of every possible attenthe potatoes

and other vegetables tion and encouragement that can be they consume, but are also of the bestowed

upon greatest benefit to the poor, from the nourishment they afford. The importance of the fishery, as a nursery for

The OBSERVER. No. I. seamen, need not be dwelt upon.

Look round this babitable world, how * The best mode of using salted her- few rings, with potatoes, is as follows:-Let Know their true good, or, knowing it the potatoes be par-boiled, and then the

pursue. skins taken off; let the herrings and po. katoes be then thoroughly builed toge THERE is a little fable of the spither, and:put on a dish , der and the silk-worm, very pleaSome take out the bones and mash the sing, and at the same time fraught herrings and the potatoes together, with instruction. The poor spider comwhich makes a most excellent meal.If this mode were more generally prac day, with the utmost diligence, to ac

plains, that tho’ she labours night and tised, the internal consumption of her. rings throughout the country would complish her work, pouring out, for indeed be great. There is hardly a that purpose, her substance with her family in the kingdom that would strength; yet so little is her success, not find it for their advantage to pur- that after she has brought her web to chase from one to two barrels of salt- perfection, a silly servant comes with ed herrings, and upwards, to be consu. med in this manner. added Foreign and Colonial exportation, it if she should be so happy as to escape

room, and undoes, in an instant, When to this is what it cost her years to produce. Or is difficult to point out the limits to which the herring fishery might be carried, this persecution, which seldom is the under adequate encouragement.

-case in great houses, yet all the fruit December 1809.





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she has to expect from so much toil, the motion of water prevents it from is no more than to take some wretch- stagnating the stream which we view ed fly in her web. The silk-worm, with pleasure is that which, murmuron the contrary, boasts herself to be ing gently down a channel from which one of the most happy creatures that it contracts no stain, receives on its live on the face of the earth ; for, clear surface, and reflects to the eye says she, I am sought after as if I were of the observer, a scenery rich in vaa precious diamond. I am exported ried beauty, at once grateful to sense, from foreign countries; my ease and and highly interesting to the best afconvenience are carefully attended to; fections. and happy is he who best can lodge, To the inexperienced mind of youth, entertain, and cherish me. If I labour, when it first begins to direct its obmy pains are well bestowed ; for, in- servation to the objects around it, it stead of flies like you, poor spider, I is extrewely probable that the world captivate kings. The proudest po will wear the aspect only of happitentates, who value themselves most The gaiety of heart natural to on their independence, scorn not to that period of life, transferring a porbe decorated by my productions. I tion of its own brightness to outward add ornament to beauty. The four things, it appears to itself to have corners of the earth divide my works been placed in a garden, stored with with admiration, and the very altars delights, where nothing is wanting but which lead the mind to heaven glitter to put forth the hand in order to the under embellishments that are the full gratification of every desire. Refruit of my industry.

solved to taste the joys which seem on The condition of human life, like every side to court its acceptance, it that of the creatures mentioned, is a is to be held by no restraint from condition of labour, of anxiety, and grasping at the gilded phantoms which

On by far the greatest portion float before it. Disappointed repeatof mankind perpetually recurring toils" edly in its hopes, still is it not to be are imposed by the necessity under convinced but that there is something which they are placed, of obtaining, substantial in the felicity which it purby this means, the supply of their first With pertinacious assiduity it and most pressing wants. Where continues to tread in the rounds of that motive is wanting, its place is pleasure, it climbs the difficult steeps amply supplied by desires, passions, of ambition, or it works in the mines and other powerful principles of our of avarice, till at length a ray of pumature. Or if any one would elude rer light, when too late perhaps for the general law of his being, by sink- any good purpose, darting into the ing into apathy and idleness, he will soul, discovers to it the miserable truth soon find that it is in this path, be- that all these labours have been vain. yond all others, that he will have to In such a moment of galling reencounter restless uneasiness, disquie- flection, let not the fretted mind attude, and distraction of mind, in their tempt to vindicate itself from the worst and most forbidding forms. blame with which it is justly charge

In these circumstances, there is no able. That external things should be question, that the first object for all the object of our early, and even of a who are so situated as to have any great regard, is perhaps no more than command of their time, is anxiously might be expected both from the conto escape from a state of inaction : stitution of our nature, and in respect of the next is, to endeavour that their ac- the present condition of society ; but tivity be directed always to some use- then there are certain stated limits beful purpose. It is not enough that yond which that regard ought not to



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