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SCOTS MAGAZINE,

.... ib.

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 181

Varieties

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

Thoughts on the Improvement of the

POETRY.

Police of Edinburgh..

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

Memoirs of the Progress of Manufae-

gedy of Helga..........,

134

tures, Chemistry, Science; and the

On the Death of Mr Archibald

Fine Arts .......

86

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..........

fancy..............

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............... 101

of Commons...

................... 138

Account of the Inhabitants of Jerusa-

HISTORICAL AFFAIRS.

lem. From the same....

...... -102 -

East Indies-Final Reduction of Java 143

Biographical Sketch of General Mack-105-

Biogtaphical Sketch of the Count .

Sweden............

D'Artois.....

Spain and Portugal...

..... 107

Rites observed at the Indian Temple

United States.........

..... 149

South America......

.......... ib.

of Juggernaut. From Buchanan's

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

Proceedings of the Highland Society

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

113

SCOTTISH CHRONICLE.

Trial of John Lindsay Craufurd and

James Bradley, for falsifying pa-

High Court of Justiciary-Trial of

Alexander Cain....... ....... 151

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

Proceedings of the Wernerian Society 723

......................... 152

- of Teinds.....

• *=........................ ib.

SCOTTISH Reylew." Appointments.........

.... 154

Breefe Memorialle of the Lyfe and

Births .........

Death of Dr James Spottiswood,

Marriages and Deaths...

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

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

For March 1812. in the vicinity of Edinburgh.

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

M. 2 4 281 4 44
1812. Barom, Thermom. Rain. Weather. Tu. 3 5 11 5 17
Jan.
M.

W.
N.

41 5 36 5 55 26 29.92 | 40 | 45 0.05 Rain

Th. 5 6 18 6 43 27 29.3 4446 0.15

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

Clear

Sa. 7 8 24 9 9 29 29.1 40 | 43

Su. 89 5610 39 30 29.45 | 41 48.

M. 911 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 45 1 11

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. 141 3 7 3 30 5 29.7 39

Cloudy

Su. 15 3 511 4 11 6| 29.3 42

M. 161 4 32 4 52 71 29.81 32 0.01 Showers Tu. 17 5 14 5 36 8 29.95 3244

Clear

W. 18 5 57 6 21 930. 34 40

Cloudy Th. 19 6 46 7 15

7 10 29.8 42

Clear

F. 2017 471 8 25 11 29.49 40 42 0.02 Showers Sa. 21 9 7953 12 29.46 38 50 0.1

Rain

Su. 2210 3511 11 13/ 29.5

32
40 0.53

M. 2311 434
14 29.31 | 36
36 42

Clear
Tu. 240

710 30 15 29.3 32 40 0.01 Snow

W. 250 51 1 10 16 29.71 32

Clear

Th. 26 1 27 1 44 17 29.51 98 38 0.52 Rain

Fr. 27 1 59 2 15 18 29.94 29 42

Clear

Sa. 28 2 311 2 46 19 29.1 54

Su. 29 3

11 3 15 20 29.84 45 53

M. 301 3 311 3 47 21 29,5 44 50

Tu, 31 4

2 4 18 22 29.32 44 45 01. Rain 23 29.5 42 48

Clear

MOON'S PHASES 24 29.75 32 40

VOR MARCH, 1812.

Apparent time at Edinburgh, 25 29.29 97 420.05 Rain

Last Quart. 6 48 9 morn.

New Moon 13 19 6 morn. Quantity of raing............. 2.33

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

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March 11. Court of Session rises.

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

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Description of Threave Castle, in Galloway. THREAVE, or Thrieve Castle, Granger of Threavę ; for which apbout sixteen acres in extent), for. num. In 1524, it was granted to med by the river Dee, in the shire Robert Lord Maxwell and heirs, 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 beof Scotland. Tradition reports it came Earls of Nithsdale, held it 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 Galloway. Of the castie however, Nithsdale maintained this castle and in which those chieftians resided, that of Caerlaverock, very gallantall traces are now obliterated. The ly, against the forces of the Covena 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 has been variously reported. We September 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, Rive; which name was given to a It has since become the property of 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 1465, this castle became the by an envelope, with four round property of the Scottish crown. In towers, the curtains of which are 1502 Sir John Dundas of Moch. pierced for guns. There are also tum received the office of keeper, the remains of a gate, which had with 25 merks worth of land, called been very strong.

Varieties,

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