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A most extraordinary pamphlet has just appeared, from the pen of our corres.

pondent who signs himself Thule, in which he grievousiy complains of our conduct, as editors, towards him.--A very few words will be sufficient to jus. tify us, and to shew that he has been treated with a degree of indulgence, be. yond what could reasonably be expected. His charges are three, 1. Our reluctance in receiving his first communication. 2. Our absolute rejection of his

last. And 3. Our having called him a Zetland landlord. As to the first paper he sent us, we do not hesitate to say, that in suppressing it,

we were doing a favour not only to the public, but to Thule himself. Nothing resembling it, we are persuaded, was ever written since the creation of the world ; for, besides being wholly devoid of common sense, it bore no relation whatever to the subject in question, nor seemingly to any subject *. All we could make out was, that it contained a most vehement and abusive attack, against

mysterious characters, who were accused, not as might have been expected, of calumniating the Letland Landlords, but of other crimes the most dreadful and diabolical that human imagination can conceive. There run through it indeed a sort of wild poetical imagination, which rendered it sume hat amusing ; but we could not venture to amuse our readers at the expence of real and living characters. On our returning these esfusions, which seemed written too much under Lunar influence, an offer was made to write another paper, which the respectability of the channel through which it came, induced us to accept, though we had strong reason to suspect, that con. finement and low diet would have formed a more salutary regimen. But we then distinctly stared, and repeated in every successive stage of the business, as our decided principle, That all counter-statements upon matters of fact which appeared to him misrepresented, would be readily admitted; but that there must be no personal abuse. Yet upon this ground we were obliged to reject another paper. But when a third was presented, containing some portion of common sense, and matter of fact, we not only received it, but were at great pains in correcting the

grammar and spelling, so as to make it fit to appear before the public, 2. We rejected his last. And for this no apology can be necessary to any one

who can take the trouble to read a few pages, keeping in mind the principle which we have stated above. It is somewhat singular, that the only motive which Thule can contrive for our supposed maltreatment of him, is the desire of filling our pages with any kir; of matter, however indifferent. Now there is no doubt that, had we allowed the controversy to go on, we might, for months to come, have filled with it the whole correspondence part of our magazine, with

great ease to ourselves, though to the infinite annoyance of our readers. 3. We have called him a Zetland Landlord. We certainly had reason to think

him so, and in hastily making up the title, it struck us as tending both to make the communication more respectable, and to authenticate the facts. It offered also a kind of excuse to the public for the insertion of so singular a communication. Nor did it ever occur to us as possible, that, by the writer of the article, this

could be considered as such an injurious appellation. We can most decidely deny his ridiculous allegations of a concert between us and

P. N. The present editor, though he esteems that gentleman's talents, has no personal acquaintance with him beyond a few accidental meetings. As to any accidental delays, they have been entirely owing to the great extent and variety of business carried on by the publishers; or to the necessity of occupying the Magazine with more important matter.

* If Thule considers himself as injured by this representation, he has an easy mode of justifying himself, by favouring the world with a perusal of these curious and original effusions.

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TO CORRESPONDENTS. J. H. M., A. R., F., Dr Couper's poem, Daphnis., W. H., J. A., Specimen

of Anacreon, C. 2., Mentor, L. are received.

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SCOTS MAGAZINE,

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Edinburgh Literary Miscellany,

FOR AUGUST 1806:

With a Plate of the proposed TUNNEL under the FORTH.

CONTENTS:

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Register of the Weather for August, 570 Scottish Literary Intelligence, ...013
High Water at Leith for September, : ib. Literary Intelligence, English and
Description of the Platė,
571 Foreign,

614 National Debt, • ..

573

POETRY.
On Literary Duelling,

574
Celestial Phenomena for August, .. ib. Verses on the Death of Admiral
Memoirs of the Progress of Manu. Lord Nelson. By Dr Robert Cou.
factures, Chemistry, Science, and për, ..

GIS the Fine Arts,

576 A - short Sketch of the Improved Continuation of the Trial of Lord Vis. State of Paisley, including the Ab- courit Melville,

617 bey Parish, for the year 1805, 577 Memoirs of Dr Alexander Pennecuick

Proceedings of Parliament, 626 of New Hall, 583 House of Commons,

ib. Remarks on a few Select Authors, $84 East India Budget,

31 Beattiana ; or Select Passages from

the Letters of Dr Beattie, 587 -Ossian's Poems,

ib.

MONTHLY REGISTER.
-Tasso,

588

Historical Affairs,
Pope's Essay on Man,

589

--Italy, :
-Metastasio,

590

--Prussia and Sweden,
Voltaire's Henriade,

ib.
-Naval Intelligence,

ib.
Dialogue between Dr Franklin and
the Gout,

-Negociation for Peace, .638 592

-Delicate Investigation,
On the Harmony and Melody of the

Scottish Chronicle,

641 Old Scotch Tunes,

-Account of the Procession at Parisian Marriages,

laying the foundation stone for Account of the Climate of the Mo.

Lord Nelson's Monument at Glasrea, and Character of its present

gow,

ib. Inhabitants,

600

-Proceedings of the High Court of

Justiciary at Edinburgh, 64%
Scottish REVIEW.
Thunder Storms,

644

Fires,..
1. Stark's Picture of Edinburgh,
604 Civil Appointments,

646 II. The Poetical works of Sir David

Marriages and Births,

ib. Lyndsay of the Mount, Lyon King

Deaths,

647 at Arms under James V. With a

Prices of Stocks,

648 life of the Author; &c. By George

Prices of Grain per quarter Corn ExChalmers, F. R. S. S. A.

change, London,

iba Prices of Grain at Haddington,

ib. New Works published in Edinburgh, 613 Prices of Meal at Edinburgh,

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

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

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

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