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SCOTS MAGAZINE,

Edinburgh Literary Miscellany,

FOR FEBRUARY 1812.

With a View of. Threave Castle, in Galloway.

CONTENTS:

Page

. Page

Register of the Weather for February 82 The Scottish Adventurers ; or, the

High Water at Leith for March....... ib. Way to Rise, an Historical Tale ;

Description of Threavé Castle, in by Hector Macneill, Esq............ 127

Galloway...... ............ 83 New Works published in Edinburgh 191

Varieties, Literary and Miscellaneous. 84 Literary Intelligence.....

ib.

Thoughts on the Improvement of the

Police of Edinburgh.................. ib.

Poetry.

Monthly Memoranda in Nat. History 85 Prologue and Epilogue to the Tra-

Memoirs of the Progress of Manufac-

-gedy of Helga....................... 134

tures, Chemistry, Science, and the On the Death of Mr Archibald

Fine Arts ........ .......

Campbell............

135

Effects of Fashionable Education, il-! ,

Ode on the Death of Dr John Ley-
lustrated in the History of Billy.

den, Author of the Scenes of In-

Hopeful.............

........ 89

fancy............. .......... 136

Description of the Ruins of Sparta. PROCEEDINGS OF PARLIAMENT.

From Chateaubriand's Travels...... 97

House of Lords ...........

........ 137

Description of the Red Sea in Pales-

tine. From the same.......

of Commons ........

.... '101

Account of the Inhabitants of Jerusa-

HISTORICAL AFFAIRS.

lem. From the same............... 102 - East Indies—Final Reduction of Java 145

Biographical Sketch of General Mack-105

Sweden........

Biographical Sketch of the Count

D'Artois.......

Spain and Portugal..................... 145

107

United States........

.... 149

Rites observed at the Indian Temple

South-America......... ................. ib.

of Juggernaut. From Buchanan's

Christian Researches in Asia...... 109: Domestic Intelligence.................. 150

Proceedings of the Highland Society

Ireland .............

of Scotland...

113

SCOTTISH CHRONICLE.

Trial of John Lindsay Craufurd and

High Court of Justiciary.--Trial of

James Bradley, for falsifying pa Alexander Cain...................... 151

pers.........

....... 115 Court of Session........................ 152

Proceedings of the Wernerian Society 723 of Teinds........................... ib.

SCOTTISH Review." Appointments......... ........ 154

Breefe Memorialle of the Lyfe and Births ......

Death of Dr James Spottiswood, Marriages and Deaths.................. 155

Bishop of Clogher in Ireland...... ib. Stocks and Markets................... 160

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STATE OF THE BARONETER, &c. High Water at Leith, From Jan. 25th, to Feb. 25th, 1812,

For March 1812.

Morn. Even. in the vicinity of Edinburgh. Days,

H. M.H.
Su. 1 3 59 4 14

M. 2 4 28 4 44 1812. \Barom. |Thermom. Rain. Weather. Tu. 35 11 5 17 Jan.

W. 4 5 965 55 N. 26 29.92 40 45 0.05 Rain Th. 56 18 6 43 27 29.5 44 46

0.15

F. 6 7 12 7 46 28 29.41 | 43 45

Clear Sa. 78 249 9 29 29.1 40 | 43

Su. 89 5610 39 30 29.45 | 41 48

M. gil 1611 49 31 29.5 32 39 0.02 Showers

Tu. 10

0 20 Feb. 1| 29.64 | 39 | 45 0.31 Rain

W. 110 451 11 2 29.63 42 46

Clear

Th. 12 1 37 2 2 3 29.5 40 44 0.35 Rain

F. 13 2 24 % 46 4 29.6 41 45 0.11

Sa. 14 3 7 3 30 5 29.7 3942 Cloudy

Su. 15 3 511 4 11 6| 29.3 43 | 46

M. 16 4 32 4 52 7| 29.81 3240 0.01

141 5 36 8 29.95 32 44

Clear

W. 18 5 57 6 21 9 30. 34 40

Cloudy

Th. 19 6 46 7 15 101 29.8 42 42

Clear

F. 2017 471 8 25 11 29.49 40 42 0.02 Showers | Sa. 21 9 71 953 12 29.46 38 / 50 0.1

Rain

Su. 2210 3511 11 13/ 29.5 32 40 0.53

M. 2311 · 43 14 29.31 36 42

Clear

Tu. 240 71. O 30 15 29.3 32 40 | 0.01 Snow

W. 25 0 51 1 10 16 29.71 3242 Clear

Th. 261 27 1 44 17 29.51 98 38 0.52 | Rain

Fr. 271 i 59 2 15 18 29.94 2942

Clear

Sa. 28 2 311 2 46 19 29.1 42 54

Su. 29 3 11 3 15 20 29.84 45 | 53

M. '30 331 3 47 44 50

Tu. 31 4 21 29.5

2 4 18 22 29.32 44 | 45 01. Rain 23 295 4248

Clear

MOON'S PHASES

TOR MARCH, 1812. 24 29.75 3240

Apparent time at Edinburgh. 25 29.29 37 42 0.05 | Rain

Last Quart. 6 48 9 morn.

New Moon 13 19 6 morn.
Quantity of rain,........... 2.33

First Quart. 19 55 10 even.
Full Moon 28 8 O mido.

Showers. Tu. 17 5

D. M. H.

March 11. Court of Session rises.

20, Sun enters Aries 47m. past 5 afternoon.
21. Day and night equal.
22. Palm Sunday.
27. Good Friday.
29. Easter Sunday.

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Description of Threave Castle, in Galloway.
NHREAVE, or Thrieve Castle, Granger of Threave ; for which ap-

is situated on an island (a- pointment he paid L.100 pet an, 4 bout sixteen acręs in extent), for num. In 1524, it was granted to 1$ med by the river Dee, in the shire Robert Lord Maxwell and heirs, 35i of Wigton. It is a place highly dis; for the period of nineteen years. - tinguished in the annals of that part This family, who afterwards be

of Scotland. Tradition reports it came Earls of Nithsdale, held it 51 | to have been the residence of the for more than two hundred years,

ancient lords, or petty kings in In the time of Charles I. the Earl of 54: Galloway. Of the castle however, Nithsdale maintained this castle and 31 in which those chieftians resided, that of Caerlaverock, very gallant

all traces are now obliterated. The ly, against the forces of the Covena 313 present edifice is supposed to have anters ; nor did he surrender, till ! been built by one of the family of authorized to do so, by a letter Douglas. The origin of the name from the King himself

, dated 15th PHAB has been variously reported. We Septemher 1640.

can attach no credit to one account In 1747, the castle of Threave, mentioned by Mr Grose, that along with the other heritable juris

Thrieve was a contraction of The dictions, was united to the crown, 19. Rive ; which name was given to a It has since become the property of 135 chieftian, op account of his riving, the Laird of Kelton.

or plundering the whole neighbour The remains of the castle now hood. Others supposed the name consist of a large square tower, to have been merely a contraction built of small slate-like stone, of the “ castle of the Reeves." and surrounded at a little distance

In 1455, this castle became the by an envelope, with four round property of the Scottish crown. In towers, the curtains of which are 1502 Şir John Dundas of Moch- pierced for guns. There are also rum received the office of keeper, the remains of a gate, which had with 25 inerks worth of land, called been very strong

Varieties,

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