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that the Clergy, even in the most dis. The Birds of Scotland, a poem, by tant corners of the Church, will feel a
J. Grahame. 8vo. 75. commanding interest in the discussion
Home, a poem 8vo. 5s. of a question, in which the credit of religion and the ecclesiastical establish
A view of the Agriculture of East ment appear so deeply committed.
Lothian. Drawn up from the paPage 122. pers of Robert Somerville, Surgeon,
Haddington. 8vo. 5s. In consequence of these, which he deemed " anonymous and clandestine
Poems, chiefly in the Scottish dia.
lect. By William Douglas. 12mo, attempts to influence, extrajudicially, the opinions of those who were af
55. (Cupar Press.)
The Edinburgh Review No 15. This terwards to sit as judges of the question to which they relate," Mr
number contains, Frauds of Neutral Stewart considered himself as called
Flags-Griffitb's Travels -- Cum.
berland's Memoirs-Irvine's Che. upon to publish “ a statement of the principal facts connected with Mr
mical Essays-Hatchett on TanLeslie's election, and some critical
nin--Journal des Mines-Gärtner, remarks, calculated to remove the
Icones plantarum-Smyth's Lyrics unfavourable impression which the
-Lessing's Nathan the Wise--Ray
mond's Life of Dermody-De Lil. papers referred to might have produ
le's Translations of Milton-Barced.” Of the facts and documents contained in this publication, we
ry's Orkney Islands-Rainsford's have now exhibited a concise summa.
Account of Hayti-Oddy's Eurory: the reasonings will of course fall pean Commerce - Inquiry into the
state of the Nation-Edgeworth's to be analysed under our second
Leonora--Shee's Rhymes on Art, head.
As this article has already swelled to so great a length, we shall refer, for a concise summary of the proceedings in the Synod and General
Scottish Literary Intelligence. Assembly, and of the final decision in favour of Mo Leslie, to our
Num. IN consequence of the continually ber for May 1805; reserving for our increasing sale of the Edinburgh next a view of the leading arguments Review, a new edition of all the urged by both parties in that memo- former numbers is now in the press. rable debate.
Several of the first numbers are dow reprinted for the sixth time. The
superior degree of ingenuity and New Works published in Edinburgh.
ability, with which this journal is
conducted, will doubiless secure to JOURNAL of the Transactions it a continuance of the samé un.
in Scouland during the contest rivalled extent of circulation. between the adherents' of Qucen
Mr Walter Scott has' in the press Mary and those of her son, 1970,
a volume of ballads, which will be 1571, 1572, 1573. By Richard expected with peculiar interest by Bannatine, Secretary to John Knox, the readers of poetry: a fourth edi8vo. 540 pages. 145.
tion of the Lay of the Last MinThe Beauties of Scotland, contain- strel, a third edition of the Border ing a full and clear account of the Minstrelsy, and a second edition of agriculture, commerce, mines, and Sir Tristrem, are also in the press. manufactures ; of the population, A new edition of Barry's History of cities, towns, villages, &c. Vol. III. the Orkney Islands, with notes supPart I. 8vo. 75. 6d. 1. p. 10s. 60. plemental and explanatory, by the
The Debichas editor of the Mathe
Rev. James Headrick, is preparing DR WILLIAM NELSON proposes to for publication.
publish by subscription an introduction Mr Charles Bell will soon publish a to the Irish Language. The work is diwork on the anatomy of Expres
vided into three parts, viz., 1. An ori. sion in painting.
ginal and very comprehensive Irish
Grammar; II. Familiar Phrases, and Mr Alex. Molieson, of Glasgow, has Dialogues on a great variety of sub
in the press, a volume of Miscella. jects; III. Extracts from approved nies in prose and verse.
Books in the Irish Character; and a Tac-simile of a fine old Manuscript ; with Explanati'ns, and English Trans
lations. Dr N. has also nearly ready LITERARY INTELLIGENCE, ENGLISH
for the press an Irish Dictionary, which and FOREIGN.
he intends to publish immediately after
the Introduction. Rev. Mr ,
An Almanack has been printed for
the present year at Constantinople, matical Works of Leibnitz, author of which is the first of the kind ever pub. an Inquiry relative to the Ancienis and lished in that city, although a printing Moderns, and of other learned works, office was established there so long ago proposes in publish Memoirs of his
as the year 1716, from which many long and active Life, embracing a peri- books have been issued from time to od of upwards of half a century, and in- time. cluding anecdotes of r.carly every Court The Elector of BAVARIA has caused in Europe. The work will appear in an observatory to be erected in the London early in May, under the title neighbourhood of Munich. The situaof “ Memoiis of a Traveller, now in tion chosen for its construction takes in Retirement and will extend to five an extensive horizon. Professor Sey. volumes, similar in size to Kotzebue's şer, of Gottingen, is nominated direcTravels in Italy.
tor of this establishment, Mr J. Johnson, late Surgeon of the The rich land-owners in the Ukraine Caroline, is preparing for the press ạ and Volhinia have contributed liberally full Account of a Voyage lately per- for the establishment of Lyceums devo. formed in that Ship to Madras, Bengal, ted to the teaching of natural philosoand China, interspersed with Topogra- phy at Krzeminico, and at Winnica. phical Sketches and Remarks, adapt- The library and philosophical apparaed to the use of persons making the tus of the King of Poland have been voyage to India.
purchased for this purpose. M. SNIAThe Second part of Dr GREGORY'S DECKI has received a sum equal to New Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, sool. to procure telescopes and clocks, which is to be completed within twelve and no expence is to be spared in promonths, will make its appearance in re- perly furnishing the observatories with gular course on the first day of April. instruments,
A new History of England, in a Se- M. GOLDBACH, an able astronomer ries of Letters to a Young Lady at of Leipsic, has been nominated ProfesSchool, will make its appearance in a sor of the University of Moscow. He few days, from the pen of Mrs CHAR. is to have the direction of the construcLUTTE SMITH. This work has been tion of a new observatory, to furnish it delayed several years in the press, ow- with instruments, and to instruct young ing to the ill health of the authoress ; men in practical astronomy. This uni. and at length, in order to complete the versity possesses already a large collecwork, some late reigns have been neces- tion of mathematical instruments, made sarily written by a female friend, under by the most scientific opticians, and her superintendance.
other artists, in London. Dr ARNOLD, of Leicester, intends to A letter from Ragusa inserted in the publish immediately a new and enlarged Vienna Court Gazette, says: edition of his Treatise on Insanity, cine inoculation has at length triumphwhich has been out of print many years, ed here through the zeal and the efforts and had become very scarce.
of the indefatigable Dr Stulli, who, at
the repeated invitations of Dr Carro of fixed to this collection the following Vienna has happily surmounted all the preface :-" In 1792 M. Lavoisier conobstacles which prejudice and careless- ceived the design of forming a collecness threw in his way. The Catechism tion of all his Memoirs which he had written by Dr Carro, being translated read to the Academy for the last tweninto the Illyrian language, and circulat- ty years; which would, in a manner, ed in the town and adjacent country, have composed the history of modern induced a great number of the inhabichemistry. To render this history the tants to adopt inoculation. The mat- more interesting and the more comter transmitted from Vienna produced plete, he proposed to introduce into the best efiect. In a few days Dr Stul- it the Memoirs of persons, who, having kinoculated one hundred children, adopted his system, had made expe. which is a considerable number for this riments in support of it. This col. country, in which of late years, and lection was expected to form about even in 1804, more than three hundred eight volumes. Europe knows the rea. children died of the natural small-pox. son that prevented the accomplishment This discovery is likewise making pro- of this design. Almost the whole of gress among the Dalmatians and the the first volume has been found, toTurks.”
gether with the whole of the second, The journey which M. KOHLER, of and a few sheets of the fourth. Several Petersburg, intended to make last year men of science have expressed a desire in the Crimea, was prevented by the that they should be made public, but duties of his situation at the Hermitage. I long hesitated to comply. It is He is employed at present in writing scarcely possible for a person not to an account of his journey of the preced- experience a certain fear when he un. ing year, and in arranging a very con- dertakes to publish works which have siderable collection of engraved stones, not been completed, by a man who brought from France by General Hit- enjoys with justice a high reputation, rof, and purchased by the Emperor for It is after the loss of him that friendthirty thousand ducats.
ship should begin to be severe, and An engraving has been published of not suffer any thing to appear which is the statue of Madame,' mother of the not calculated to add to the glory of a Emperor. Napoleon, one of the prin character beloved and revered. These cipal productions of the chisel of Cano- fragments would not have seen the
She is seated on a chair of antique light, had they not contained a Memoir form, with a diadem on her head; her by M. Lavoisier, who, in consequence hair flows gracefully : she has a double of the facts which are there stated, garment, the tunic and the stola, like claims the new theory of chemistry as the Roman Empresses. The drapery is belonging to him. The indulgence of treated with exquisite art, and the like- men of science is requested for the ness is said to be particularly striking. errors which may have crept into any
M. SILVESTRE DE Sacy, a member other parts of this collection. This of the Institute of France, has arrived they will be disposed to grant, when at Genoa. He is commissioned by that they are informed that most of the learned body to examine all the antique proofs were revised in the last moments monuments of Liguria, ani particularly of the author, and that in those mothe manuscripts relative to the estab- ments, M: Lavoisier, courageous and lishments and the commerce of the Li- composed, engaged in a work which he gurians in the Levant.
thought useful to the sciences, afforded Madame LAVOISIER has collected in a sublime example of the serenity which two volumes, under the title of Me- knowledge and virtue are capable of moirs on Chemistry, all that is left of a preserving even amidst the most trying work which her husband was printing situations." This collection has been when France and the sciences had the presented to all the scientific sociemisfortune to lose bim. She has pre. ties.
ODE FOR THE NEW YEAR, 1806. Higher the radiant flames aspire,
And shine with clearer light, and glow with BY HENRY JAMES PYE, ESQ. P. L.
fiercer fire. WHEN ardent zeal for virtuous fame, From ' Europe's shores th' insidious When virtuous honour's holy flame,
train, Sit on the gen'rous warrior's sword,
Eluding Britain's watchful eye, Weak is the loudest lay the Muse can Rapid across th' Atlantic fiy sing,
To isles that stud the western main, His deeds of valour to record ;
Their proud, their conqu’ring banners And weak the boldest flight of Fancy's
seem to rise, wing:
And, fann'd by shadowy triumphs, flout Far above her high career,
the skies; Upborne by worth th' immortal Chiet But, lo! th' avenging power appears, shall rise,
His victor-flag immortal Nelson rears; And to the lay-enraptured ear
Swift as the raven's ominous race Of seraphs list'ning from th' empyreal Fly the strong eagle o'er th’ ethereal sphere,
space, Glory her hymn divine shall carol thro' the The Gallic barks the billowy deep diskies.
vide, For tho' the Muse in all unequal strain
There conquests lost in air, o'erwhelm'd
in shame their pride.
The hour of vengeance comes- -by
By high Trafalgar's ever-trophied
The godlike warrior on the adverse
Leads his resistless fleet with daring
Terrific as th' electric bolt that flies Or where Canopus? billows lave.
With fatal shoek athwart the thunTh’Egyptian coast, while Albion's genius guides
dering skies, Her dauntless Hero through the fav’
By the mysterious will of HEAVEN ring tides,
On man's presuming offspring driven,
Full on the scatter'd Foe he hurls his Where rocks, nor sands, nor tempests'
fires, roar, Nor batt'ries thund'ring from the shore, Persorms the dread behest, and in the flash Arrest the fury of his naval war,
expires; When glory shines the leading star ;
But not to fame-while Chiefs who
For sacred duty's holy meed,
With glory's amaranthine wreath, The fervid source of heat and light By weeping Victory crown'd in death,
Descending thro' the western skies, In History's awful page shall stand Though veil'd awhile from mortal Foremost amid th' heroic band ! sight,
Nelson ! so long thy hallow'd name Emerging soon with golden beam Thy country's gratitude shall claim;
And while a people's pæans raise In orient climes with brighter radiance To thee the choral hymn of praise, shine,
And while a patriot Monarch's tear And sow th' ethereal plains with fame Bedews and sanctifies thy bier, divine,
Each youth of martial hope shall feel
Alluding to a Poem called Naucratia, written by the Author, and dedicated by permission to his Majesty. † Copenhagen,
THE HILLS O' GALLOWA'. Cronnies dear, wha late an early
Ay to sooth my sorrows strave,
Think on ane wha loos ye dearly, AMANG the birks sae blythe an'gay
Doom'd to seek an unco grave. I met my Yulia hameward gaun,
Torn awa frae Scotia's mountains, The linties chantit on the spray,
Far frae a' that's dear to dwall, The lammies low pit on the lawn.
Maks my een twa gushing fountains, On ilka hown the sward was mawn,
Dings a durk in my poor saul. The braes wi' gowans buskit braw,
Braes o’ breckan, hills o' heather, An gloamin's plaid o'grey was thrawn
Howms whare rowes the gowden wave, Out owre the hills o' Gallowa'.
Blessfou' scenes, fareweel forever, Wi' music wild the woodlands rang,
I maun seek an unco grave. An' fragrance wing'd alang the lea, London, 1806.
T. M. G, As down we sat the fow'rs amang
To a young Lady, on the 19th January An saftly slade the hours awa,
1806, ber birth-day. Till dawin' coost a glimmren e'e Upon the hills of Gallowa'.
CEASE! çease! ye storms that fiercely
how] It isna owsen, sheep, an' kye,
Across the wint'ry sky! It isna goud, it isna gear,
For ev’n with you a flow'ret blows This lifted e'e wad hae, quoth),
Sweet as the sweetest sunimer rose,
Oh! bid it not to die.
Pass harmless far away,
And ev’n that winter we will bless Amang the hills o' Gallowa'.
Who comes with such a charm as this, Whan gloamin' dauners up the hill,
To chear the darksome day.
But should it fall, as fall it must,
For such is nature's doom, That owre the moor meand'ring rowes;
This lovely flow'r we still may meet, Or tint amang the scroggie knows
Still flourishing supremely sweet, My birken pipe I'll sweetly blaw,
In spring beyond the tomb. An' sing the streams, the straths an' howes,
THE MAID OF ISLAY.
RISING o'er the heaving billow,
Evening gilds the ocean's swell,
While with thee, on grassy pillow, Whare friendship dwalls, and freedom
Solitude ! I love to dwell, reigns, Whare heather blooms an’mocr.cocks Lonely, to the sea breeze blowing,
Oft I chant my lovelorn strain, cr2w;
To the streamlet sweetly flowing,
Murmur oft a lover's pain.
'Twas for her, the maid of Islay !
Time flew o'er me wing'd with joy,
'Twas for her the cheering smile ay
Beam'd with rapture in my eye.
Not the tempest raving round me,
Hills an' heughs, an'moots amarg, Not the ocean's rage could wound me, Ilka know an' green meander
While her image fill'd' my soul.
Farewell, days of purest pleasure,
Long your loss my heart shall mourn ;
Farewell hours, of bliss the measure, Blessfou' scenes, fareweel forever,
Bless that never can return. I maun seek an unco grave.
Cheerless o'er the wild heath wand'ring, Sair I pled, tho' fate unfriendly
Cheerless o'er the wave-worn shore;