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Fehn Dowie!

Published by A. Constable & C: Edin" 1 Mar 1806:

SCOTS MAGAZINE,
Edinburgh Literary Miscellany,

AND

For APRIL 1806 :
With a Portrait of Mr John Dowie, Edinburgh.

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CONTENTS :
Puge

Paz: Register of the Weather for April 4. Examination of Mr Stewart's Pam1806, 242 phlet,

274 High Water at Leith for May, ib. New Works published in Edinburgh, 284 Mr John Dowie, .

.243

Scottish Literary Intelligence, ib. Particulars respecting the Beneficent Literary Intelligence, English and Society of Edinburgh,

244
Foreign,

285 Celestiai l'henomena for May, 246 Memoirs of the Progress of Manufuctures, Chemistry, Science, and

Ode for the New Year, 1806, . 287 the Fine Arts,

The Hill's o'Gallowa',.

247 Menoirs of Dr Alexander Pennecuick

Tam's Fareweel,

ib. of New Hall,

Verses to a young Lady,

ib, 249 Account of the Origin and Progress

The maid of Islay,

ib. of Scottish Commerce,

251 Strictures on the proposal of building Proceedings of Parliament,

289 on the south side of Princes Street, House of Lords,

ib. Edinburgh ; with Extract from a

--Scots Appeal,

ib. speech of Lord Mansfield, on the House of Commons,

291 same subject,

253

--Lord Ellenborougi's Appointment, ib. Estimate of the Population of the

-The Budget, .

296 Globe, ..

259 State of Emigration from the High.

MONTHLY REGISTER. lands, in the years 1801, 1802,

Historical Affairs, . and 1803, : : 260

297 -France

. ib. Description of a party of North American Savages,

261 -Legislative Assembly at Paris, ib. On the different stiles of Landscape

-New Continental arrangements, 298

-Proclamation, Gardening, . 263

299.

-Order of his Majesty in Council, 301 Military character of the Native Ar

- Declaration, mies in Indostan, 264

302 Force possessed by Scindeab and Hol.

- Cape of Good Hope,

304 kar in 1802,

266
- Articles of Capitulation,

ib. Naval intelligence, .

· 305 Address by Sir James Macnintosh, to

-Defeat of a French squadron, ib. the Grand Jury of Bombay, 21st

ib.

-Domestic Intelligence, July 1804,

310 Present State of Agriculture in Ayr

-New Ministry,

• 311 269

Ireland, . shire, ..

313 Scottish Chronicle, .

314 Narrative of an Apparition which shewed itself at Rerrick, county of

-Address to the Earl of Moira,

ib.

-Civil Appointments, Kirkcudbright, in the year 1695, · 270

Military Appointments,

317 Scottish REVIEW. Marriages,

ib. Controversy concerning the Elec

Births and Deaths, tion of a Mathematical Professor, 274

Prices of Stocks,

320 1. Stewart's Statement of Facts, ib. Prices of Grain per quarter Corn Ex2. Postscript to ditto, .. ib. change, London,

ib. 3. Report of Proceedings in the case Prices of Grain at Haddington, ib. of Mr Leslie, ib. Prices of Meal in Edinburgh Market, ib.

State

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State of the BAROMETER, in inches and deci.

mals, and of Farenheit's THERMOMETER, in the open air, taken in the morning before fun-rise, and at noon ; and the quantity of rain-water fallen, in inches and decimals, from March 26. to. April 25. 1806, in the vicinity of Edinburgh.

M.

High Water at LEITH For MAY 1806.

Morn. Even.
Days.

H. M. H.
Th. 1
O 38 1

3 Fr. 2

129

1

54 Sa. 3 2 20

2 46 Su. 4 3 13

3 39 M. 5 4 6

4 32 Tu. 6

5 23 W. 7 5 49 Th. 8 7 24

7 46 Sa. 10

8 8

4 58

6 13

6 38

29.81

48

Fr. 9

8 29

8 50

36

9 9 54

April

Su. 11 M. 12 Tu. 13 W. 14 Th. 15

9 33 10 15 10 58

10 36

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Il 42

O 33

Sa. 17

2 23

46

M. 19

1806. Barom. Thermom. Rain. Weather. March

M. N. In. Pts. 26 29.6 38 41

Cloudy 27 29.7 4° 47

Ditto 28 40

Ditto
29
29.85

39
58

Clear
30 29.9
42 53

Ditto 31 30.

45

Ditto 30.25 32 53

Ditto 30.24 38

45 0.02 Shower 3 30.24 41 50

Clear
4 39.24 37 47

Ditto
5 30.23
28 48

Ditto
6
30. 40
47

Cloudy
7 30.
41

Ditto
8
30. 38 50

Clear
9
29.8
50

Cloudy 10 29.7 40 45 0.03

Showers II 29.7 34 43

Cloudy I 2 29.69

Ditto 13 29.7 32 44

0.01 Snow 14 29.7 32

Clear 15 29.91 26

0.01 Snow 16 30.08

32 42

0.25 Rain 17 30.2

0.16 Ditto 18 30.2

53 0.1 Ditto 19 30.2

59

O.IT Dtto 20

63

Clear 21 30.2 47 56

Ditto 22 30.2 43

62

Ditto 23 30.2 38 64

Ditto 24 30.2 42 66

Ditto 25 1 30.21 42 62

Cloudy

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Tu. 20

21 Th. 22 Fr. 23 Sa. 24 Su. 25

6 23

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8 58

48

9 22

52

9 46

Tu. 27

Fr. 16 7
O 59

I 26 Sy. 18

I 54 2 53 3 23 3 53 4 24 4 54 5 25 5 54 650 7 17 7 43 8 9

8 33 M. 26

IO IO W. 28 10 58 II 48

O 38

4 1 30 MOON's PHASES.

FOR MAY 1806. Apparent time at Edinburgk. Full Moon, 2. 7. 6. Morn. Last Qurtr. Io 6. 2. Even. New Moon. 18. 7.20. Morn. First Qurtr. 25. 1.13. Even,

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Quantity of Rain 0.69

OBSERVATIONS.
May 12. Session sits

18. Princess of Wales born (1768.)
22. Princess Elizabeth born (1770.)
22. Gen. Assembly sits
29. King Ch. II. restored

THE

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our

MR JOHN DOWIE.

that the picture is drawn to the life,

and will probably not be displeased No in

these times than that for bio with this opportunity of recognizing graphical traits of eminent living

an old acquaintance,
characters ; as is fully attested by JOHNNIE DOWIE's ALE.
the bulky volumes of this descrip- A’ye wha wis’, on e’enings lang,
tion with which our sister king. To meet, an' crack, an' sing a sang,
dom is inundated. We have An' weet your pipes, for little wrang,
doubts whether this be quite the

To purse or person,
most edifying kind of study; and To sere * Johnnie Dowie's gang,
have not therefore been

There thrum a verse on.
libe-

very
ral in furnishing a supply of it.

O Dowie's Ale! thou art the thing
Yet, that our readers may not com.

That gars ys crack, an' gars us sing,

Cast by our cares, our wapts a' fling
plain of being altogether excluded

Frae us wi' anger;
from this gratification, we beg leave Thou e'en mak'st passion tak’ the wing,
to introduce to their notice Mr John

Or thou wilt bang 'er.
Dowie ; and we appeal to them whe. How bless'd is he wha has a groat,
ther'any one can have a better claim To spare upon the cheering pot;
to the title of Scotlish Public Cha. He may look blyth as ony Scot

That e'er was born : racter, than he, whose well-known

Gie's a' the like, but wi' a coat, face graces the title-page of our pre- .

An' guide frae scorn. seat number.

But think na’ that Strong Ale alone
We have met lately with the fol. Is a' that's kept by dainty John;
lowing anonymous poem, written a Na, na, for i' the place there's none,

Frae end to end,
good many years ago, in which the
praises and merits of Honest John

For meat can set you better on

Than can your friend. are duly set forth. It is generally. Wi' looks as mild as mild can be, supposed to be the composition of

An'smudgin' laugh, wi' winken' cęg',
Burns, who, when in town, was a An’lowly bow down to his knee,
frequent visitor of Mr Dowie's ; and,

He'll
say

fu' douce,
at any rate, is a good imitation of " Whe, gentlemen, stay till I see
his manner.
Such of our readers as

66 What's if the house."
know what it is, over Johnny's ale,

--- Anither bow“ Deed, gif ye please,

“ Ye can get a bit toasted cheese,
' to weet their pipes, for little
" wrang," will readily acknowledge

Serious

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