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EDINBURGH LITERARY MISCELLANY,
FOR JULY 1806.
Description of the VIEW.
WE now present our readers with of the last century, and since that
a front view of the castle of Inverary, with the rock of Duniquaich rising behind it. This place is sa well known for its almost unequalled beauty, that little need be said on the subject. Its noble possessors first began to embellish it about the middle
time they have been continually adding to its beauty. The late Duke, who was well known as the patron of every liberal and patriotic undertaking, paid peculiar attention to it, and is said to have spent at least 3000l. annually in its improvement.
NOTE by P. N.
To the Editor.
an angry pamphlet, published the other day, intitled, "State"ment of some late conduct of the "Conductors of the Scots Maga"zine," it is alleged that I had, in the Magazine for February last, "mentioned a gentleman by name, a third party; and had accused him of matchless inconsistency, of "ignorance or folly, and of preva"rication." I beg leave to state, that the gentleman who is proba bly referred to is only mentioned by name, as the joint author, along with the clergyman of the parish, of the Statistical Account of Unst, from which a quotation is made; or as a subscriber, along with four others, (who are also named,) to an advertisement in the public prints. I must further observe, that the alleged
charge of prevarication must only be sought for in a couplet which I borrowed from Butler's Hudibras, in which the word prevaricate happens to occur; and that I conceive I proved to demonstration the inconsistency of five Shetland lairds, in saying Amen, in the newspapers, to an unqualified eulogy of Mr Pennant; while that author had, in his writings, been tenfold more severe in his remarks than P. N. had been, whom their champion Thule has so violently traduced.
I readily acknowledge that I now find that I have guessed wrong, in conjecturing that the gentleman referred to was concerned in those papers that bore the signature of Thule. I am happy to be able to free him of the disgrace which must attach to