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SCOTS MAGAZINE,

AND

Edinburgh Literary Miscellany,

FOR JULY '1806 :
With a Front View of the CASTLE of InvERARY.

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POETRY.

CONTENTS :
Page

Pag? Register of the Weather for July, 490 tween the adherents of Queen High Water at Leith for August, ib. Mary and those of her son, 1570, Description of the View,

491 1571, 1372, 1573. By Richard BanNote by P. N.

ib. natine. Edited by 7., G. Dalyell, 529 A character of Dir Pitt,

•* 492 Total amount of income subject to New Works published in Edinburgh, 53%

the Property Tax of Great Britain, ib. Scottish Literary Intelligence, . jb. Exciseablé Commodities in 1644, 493 Literary Intelligence, English and Celestial Phenomena for August, 494 Foreign,

533 Memoirs of the Progress of Manu.

factures, Chemistry, Science, and Lines written by Mr Hayley, the the Fine Arts, .

495

Poet, to Mr W.- -, with a coReport of the Committee of the

py of Dew:o/benes, 1789,:. 535 House of Peers, relative to the

Mr W'-,' to Mr Hayley, on Administration of Civil Justice in

changing his profession,

ib. Scotland,

497
London. A poem,

5366 Short Sketch of the Improved State of Paisley, including the Abbey

Continuation of the Irial of Lord VisParish, for the year 1805, 499 count Melville,

537 Anecdote of the Emperor of Rusia and Dr Weilly, with some particu

Proceedings of Parliament, 545 lars concerning the latter, 502 Tax on private brewing,

i.. ib. Antiquities of the Parish of Close

Charge against Marquis Wellesley, · 546 burn, 504 Property Tax Bill,

• 547 Critical Observations on Home, a

New Military System,

550 Poem,” concluded, ..

507 Remarks on a surprising Phenome.

MONTHLY REGISTER. non in the West Indies,

510 Particulars respecting the Volcanoes

Historical Affairs ---Holland,

554 in the Andes, and the Fishes thrown West Indies,

557 out by them,

511

Massacre at Cape Francois, Journal of a Tour overland from In. Attempt upon Dominica,

ib. dia in 1785, continued, • , .. 514 Miranda's Expedition.Gibraltar, 558 View of the Political State of British British Army in Sicily,

559 India at the breaking out of the Naval.Intelligence,

560 Scottish Chronicle,

561 Anecdotes of the late Nawab of Oude, 52 I Address of the General Assembly,. ibol

Addresses to Lord Melville,

562 SCOTTISH REVIEW." -Civil Appointments,

564 1. The Poetical works of Sir David Marriages,

ibo Lyndsay of the Mount, Lyon King Births and Deaths,

565 at Arms, under James V. With a Prices of Stocks,

567 life of the Author ; &c. By George' Prices of Grain per quarter Çorn Ext Chalmers, F. R. S, S. A. -522 change, London,

ib. II. Journal of the Transactions in Prices of Grain at Haddington ib, Scotland during the contest be. Prices of Meal at Edinburgh,

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last war,

516

-4 36

Tu. 5

623

6 46

7 10

N. 54

8 55

27

29

29.85

58

10 53
II 54

30.

Su. 10
M. 11
Tu. 12
W. 13
Th. 14
Fr. 15

I 25

I 53 2 49

29.81

Su. 17

29.62

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High Water at LEITH State of the BAROMETER, in inches and deci

For AUGUST 1806. mals, and of Farenhcit's THERMOMETER, in the open air, taken in the morning before

Morn.

Even. sun-rise, and at noon; and the quantity of

Days.

H. M. H. M. rain-water fallen, in inches and decimals,

Fr. I 3 14 3 34 from June 26. to July 25. 1806, in the

Sa. 2

3 55

4 15 vicinity of Edinburgh.

Su. 3

4 57 M. 4

5 18

§ 39 1806. Barom. Thermom. Rain. Weather.

6 June

M.
In. Pts.

W. 6 25, 29.65

Clear
so

Th.
7 7 35

8 I
29.69

Ditto
63
50

Fr. 8 8 27 28

Ditto 66

54
29.7

Sa.
9

923 9 53
Shower
54
0.02

10 23

Clear 30 29.91

63
So

II 24
52
60 0.0Ị
Shower

o 25
30.1 50

Ditto
61 0.03

o 55
61 0.01
Ditto

2 22 3

55 30.

Ditto 29.92

63 51

0.02 4

3 16
0.01
62

Showers
51
5

Sa. 16

3 42 4 9
6
29.78

Clear
52
66

4 34 s I 7

Rain
55
64 0.05

M. 18

5 27

5 53 Clear

70 8.29.41

Tu.
u. 19

619

Ditto 9 29.3 53 73

20

7 37 Ditto 10 29.25

67 54

8 3 II

Rain

0.81
29.2, 54
64

8 56

Showers
Σ 2 29.21
0.04

10 13
Rain
0.65
70

55
29. 1
13

2

IT

10 37 14

Ditto
5358
29.21
0.25

I 25
53

Ditto 15 29.5 0.15

QII

Tu 26 16 29.61 52 55 Clear

0.55
Ditto
17 29.73

I
Th. 28 I 17

38 1829.75

71
Ditto

I 59

2 20 29.79 54 71

Ditto

241

3

2
29.8
20

Showers
65
54

3 23 3 44 21 29.84 54 75

Clear

MOON'S PHASES. 22 29.9

Rain 57 58 0.51

For AUGUST 1806. 23

Cloudy
29.91 53
бо
Ditto

Apparent time at Edinburgk.
30.

62

57 30.

Ditto
5263

Last Qurtr. 7. 1. 7.. éven.
New Moon, 14. 6. 31. morn.

First Qurtr. 21.' I. 19. morn.
Quantity of Rain 2.6

Full Moon, -29. 4. 32. morn.
OBSERVATIONS.
August 1. Lammas day.

7. Princess Amelia born (1783.)
11. Duchess of Brunswick born (1737.)
12. Prince of Wales born (1762.)
16. Duke of York born (1763.)
21. Duke of Clarence born (1765.)

THE

8 30

9 22

56 / 66

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

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THE

Scots Magazine,

AND

EDINBURGH LITERARY MISCELLANY,

FOR JULY 1806.
For

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Description of the View.
WE

E now present our readers with of the last century, and since that

a front view of the castle of time they have been continually adInverary, with the rock of Duniquaich ding to its beauty. The late Duke, rising behind it. This place is so who was well known as the patron well known for its almost unequalled of every liberal and patriotic underbeauiy, that little need be said on the taking, paid peculiar attention to it, subject. Its noble possessors first be. and is said to have spent at least gan to embellish it about the middle 3000l. annually in its improvement.

NOTE by P. N.

To the Editor.

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IN N an angry pamphlet, published charge of prevarication must only be

the other day, intitled, “ State. sought for in a couplet which I bor. “ ment of some late conduct of the rowed from Butler's Hudihras, in • Conductors of the Scots Maga- which the word prevaricate happens “ zine,” it is alleged that I had, in to occur ; and that I conceive I the Magazine for February last, proved to demoostration the incon" mentioned a gentleman by name, sistency of five Shetland lairds, in

third party ; and had accused saying Amen, in the newspapers, to “ bim of matchless inconsistency, of an unqualifed culogy of Mr Pen

' “ ignorance or folly, and of preva- nant; while that author had, in his 66 rication." I beg leave to state, writings, been tenfold more severe in that the gentleman who is proba- his remarks than P. N. had been, bly referred to iş only mentioned whom tbeir champion Thule has so by name, as the joint author, along violently traduced. with the clergyman of the parish, of I readily acknowledge that I now the Statistical Account of Unst, find that I have guessed wrong, in from which a quotation is made; or conjecturing that the gentleman reas a subscriber, along with four others, ferred to was concerned in those pas (who are also named,) to an advertise. pers that bore the signature of Thule. ment in the public prints. I must I am happy to be able to free him further observe, that the alleged of the disgrace which must attach to

any

any concern in such writings. While “ The loss of such a man would, I regret the mistake, I cannot help at any period, be, a national calamity; observing, that the person who, by at the present it is awful. Many are

, i concealing himself under anonymous the able, and eloquent, and wise, names, gives occasion to such miscon- whom he has left behind him ; and ceptions, ought to be the last in the God forbid that we should despair world to complain of those whom he of the resources and strength of our thus virtually misleads.

country! But a great light is taken

I am, &c. away ; a column of vast strength is July 23. 1806.

P. N. removed. The early, the steady, the

unalterable foe of the French Usur

per, and his detested power and prin. A Character of MR PITT. ciples, is no more ; the eye which

pierced through his deceits is closed; TH

HE following, which is the the tongue which proclaimed them is

production of Mr J. Ballantyne, mute ; the heart and hand which rose printer, appeared in the newspapers up to chastise them are cold and at the time ; but as it is extremely still. The French Tyrant will now well written, several of our readers exult indeed, but he will find, that have expressed a wish that it should England, true to herself, is yet the be preserved in our magazine. bulwark of freedom ; and that the

only effect of the death of her heroes, “ We announce to our readers, and of her sages, is to infuse yet with feelings of profound affliction, stronger ardour, and more decided the death of Mr Pitt. The illness, energy, into those whom they have which he had long laboured under, left to assert the glory of their me. had encreased with great and unex.

mory. pected rapidity, for the last ten days, and on the morning of Thursday last, (January 23.) at half past four : Total Amount of Income subject to the ) '

INCOME clock, that gpeat man breathed his

Property Tax in GREAT BRITAIN, last. Upon an event so recent to us BEDFORD,

L. 591,816 80 awful and overpowering--We ven

Berks,

1,2 20,352 ture not to say much. We are im. Bucks,

1,224,197 pressed, as if the social system itself Cambridge,

956,686 had received a shock, by the removal Chester,

1,747,853 of one of its strongest and noblest Cornwall,

1,335,228 pillars. This is not the moment in Cumberland,

966,625 which the feelings of party are to be Derby,

1,302,861 indulged. We lament not Mr Pitt Devon,

2,767,753 as a Statesmaq merely ; we lament Dorset,

1,051,651 him as a great, a wise, a generous, a Durham,

1,320,364 high-souled Englishman; a man, who York,

7,509,042 loved his country, and who revered Essex,

2,499,789 his King; in whose breast no petty Gloucester,

2,130, 526 feeling found a place, no unworthy Hereford,

810,187 thought a harbour ; who venerated Hertford,

1,138,673 liberty as the vital principle of the Huntingdon,

395,019 universe, and whose efforts were ua- Kent,

3,164,6 43 ceasingly, though variously, directed Lancaster,

5,349,556 to its defence and support.

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