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The Historie of Squire Meldrum Walter Scott, Esq. Fourth Edition. is one of the most pleasing of Lynd- 8vo. 1os. 6d. say's productions. It contains the Ferguson's Lectures, with Notes, atchievements of a genuine knight- and an Appendix by David Brewerrant, brave and amorous, wander. ster. Second Edition. 2 vols. 8vo. ing in search of adventures, and de- and plates 4to. il. is. livering distressed ladies, who fall im. mediately in love with him. His

SCOTTISH Literary Intelligence. longest, though as appears to us his least interesting piece, is the Monar- A New edition is now printing of chie, which contains a kind of gene.

the Travels of the celebrate ral history of all things past, present,

William Lithgow, performed during and to come, beginning at the crea.

the

19 years, thro' various tion of the world, and ending with parts of Europe, Asia, and Africa : the day of judgement. It is, in short, containing, in particular, a Descripa kind of abridged, universal bistory,

tion of Jerusalem and various parts put into verse, and makes rather dry of the Holy Land. His narrative of reading.

the tortures which were infiicted The modern reader who may be on him by the Spanish Inquisition, desirous to peruse these productions is particularly interesting. This of Lyodsay is under great obligations

writer has been a good deal suspectto Mr Chalmers for the facilities he ed of fiction and exaggeration ; but, has afforded him. Besides a copious

like others in the same predicament, glossary at the end, every antiquated time, which is the only sure criteri. word or form of expression is explain- on, seems to have determined the ed at the foot of the page ; so that, question in his favour; and his with this poetry, which would other.

travels are now generally regarded wise have been hardly intelligible, as equally curious and authentic.com we go on almost as easily and smooth- To this edition will be added his ly as with a composition of the pre.

other works, viz. Present Surveigh sent day.

of London and England's state, 1643. Experimental and exact Ree

lation of the Siege of Newcastk, -New Works published in EDINBURGH.

1645. Extract of Pilgrim's fareTABLES of Interest, constructed well to his native country, and from

on a plan entirely new, easy, and the Gushing tears of Godly sortow. mathematically accurate." By Wil. It is well known that the Hindosliam Stenhouse, Accountant, F.A.Ş. tance is the language, most generalEdinburgh, 8vo. il. 19.

ly used amongihe natives of India. Dictionary of the synonimous Words Its acquisition must therefore be of

and technical Terms in the Eng- essential importance to our mumer. lish language. By James Leslie. ous adventurers in that quarter of . 8vo. 6s.

the world : arid a Gentleman of New Editions,

this town has, with this view, prvo An Enquiry into the Rise and duced a number of useful publicae Progress of Parliament, chiefly in tions upon it. But as these are Scatland. By Alex. Wight, Esq. voluminous and expensive, he has Advocate. A new edition, with a thought it advisable to compress Supplement ; including the Elec- the information they contain info tion Cases at large to the present two portable volumes, which will be period. 2 vols. 470, 21. 1296 6d. speedily published. They will The Lay of the last Minstrel. Bytring the reader 'acquainted not on

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ly with the language, but also with A great work on our national cat. the manners and customs of those tle, will be shortly published by Messrs, countries.

Boydell and Co., dedicated by permis. The Poems of Ossian, in the origi

sion to his Majesty, and prepared under

the superintendence of Lord Somer. nal Gaelic, with a literal Latin trans.

ville. It will be published in numbers, lation by the late Mr M.Farlan, will in imperial quarto size, each containing speedily make their appearance.- two or more prints, from pictures paintThis work will be enriched with ed by Mr James Ward. The history a preliminary dissertation by Sir and descriptions, uses, merits, and de John Sinclair, whose active patrio. fects of the cattle, with their adaptation tism has induced him to undertake

to various sorts and situations, will be

written by Mr John Lawrence. the superintendence of the whole

The first fasciculus of the long-expec. publication In this dissertation' ted Flora Græca of the late Professor Sir John will give not only a sum. Sibthorp, edited by Dr Smith, will mary of former evidence, but also a make iis appearance in a few days. It variety of new proofs, which he con- will consist of 50 plates, beautifully coceives must place the authenticity loured, with descriptive letter.press.

This splendid work will form, when of the poems beyond a doubt. A celebrated Italian poet, Cesarotti, taining one thousand figures, executed

completed, ten volumes in folio, conhaving not only translated Ossian's by Sowerby from the masterly drawings Poems in a very superior manner, of Mr Ferdinand Bauer. but written an essay on their au. Dr. Gregory's compendious Cyclo. thenticity and beauties, which is pedia proceeds according to its original tot generally accessible to English design, accompanied by a degree of readers, it has been thought proper The first volume is completed, and

public support almost without example. to annex a translation of that essay,

contains 71 fine engravings ; and the which evas executed by John M.Ar. second will be finished by the beginning thur, Esq. together with some ad- of the year: forming, in two large voditional Notes and Observations by lumes quarto, one of the completest and the Translator.

most useful works in the English lan. A translation of the first book of guage.

Mr P. Kelly, the eminent master of Fingal, by the Rev. Mr Ross, will also

the commercial academy in Finsburybe included in the Preliminary Dis

square, is preparing with great laboura sertation, whichi furnishes the most

new and accurate work on exchanges, satisfactory evidence, that a new ver- to be published in one large volume sion is necessary, to give the English quarto, under the title of the Universal reader a just conception of the sub

Cambist. He takes for his foundation lime effusions of the Celtic Bard.

the work of Kruse, entitled the Ham. The Committee of the Highland burgh Contorist, which he has modern. Society, deeply impressed with that ized, adapted to the English

standard

,

and considerably enlarged from un. idea, propose to have a new trans

questionable living authorities. Among Jation of the whole of the Poems, other numerous and important addiinto English, executed with as little tions, are new assays of the principal delay as possible.

current coins by which the intrinsic par of exchange is determined. The price

will not exceed three guineas; and the LITERARY INTELLIGENCE, ENGLISH

charge to subscribers will be half-a-guiand FOREIGN.

nea less than to the public. EARL Stanhope has just printed at The Rev. J. Robinson, master of the

the stereotype office, for private grammar school at Ravenstondale, a circulation among his friends, a small gentleman deeply read in Roman and work entitled, Principles of the Science Grecian literature and antiquities, is, we of tuning Instruments with fixed tones. understand, engaged in a new and com

plete

plete work on the Antiquities of Greece, Grotius de Veritate Christianæ Reli-
similar in design to the Roman Antiqui- gionis, with numerous corrections of
ties of Dr Adams. Besides introducing the text, will be sent to press before the
every thing valuable in the works of winter. The copy, we understand, is
Archbishop Potter and others, who wrote just completed.
on Grecian antiquities at a distant period, A new room, adjoining to the Bod-
Mr Robinson has availed hiinself of the leian library, (formerly the Law-school,)
Travels of Anacharsis, of the works of has been lately completed, and partly
Stuart, Choiseul, Gauffier, Sonnini, filled with ancient MSS., leaving spaces
Winkleman, and other recent writers in the upper library for printed books.
and travellers, to enrich his work, and The principal manuscripts are those of
render it useful and desireable to stu. Mr Carte and Bishop Tanner,
dents and admirers of Greek literature, Accounts have been received from

Mr Boyd's translation of the Tri. the Baptist missionaries in Bengal, umph of Petrarch is in considerable for- bearing date November 15, 1905, by wardness.

which it appears that the converts had A new novel from the pen of Mr increased since the commencement of Lewis is expected this month.

the year from 34 to 70. Three of the The Rev. Mr Rogers has finished the natives are preaching the gospel. The third and fourth volunies of his Lec. missionaries are proceeding in the transtures on the Liturgy.

lation and printing of the Old and New A new edition of Clarendon's His. Testament in four or five eastern languatory of the Rebellion, in octavo, is just ges, and they hope to accomplish the issuing from the University press. An- translation into all the languages of the other edition in quarto will follow it. East.

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Ye gentie Spirits, from the ivy'd tomb, On the Death of

With all your tears, with all your incense

come; ADMIRAL LORD Nelson,

Bid the broad censer raise its mantling By Dr Robert Couper.

cloud; HUNG be the heav'ns with black !" ye o hide the warriour dreadful in his shroud ! Spirits come

And with your torches, glimm'ring, faint Ye dim-grey children of the mould'ring tomb

Flit, flit ye, awful, down the gloomy aile:
Ye who lean’d o'er great Alfred's ebbing Yon's his cold bed--soft be his long re-

breath,
And clos’d the Bruce's flaming eyes in

And round his rest ye guardian spirits death;

close! Who sadly sat on London's bloody hill, Nelson! 'tis o'er-thy darksome hour is Till Wallace' heart quench'd ruthless Edward's will;

Thy sounding trumpet fills the echoing Who o'er the heroes of heroic times,

sky; Unting'd with vices, and unstain'd with Solenın and sweet ascends the angel-voice, crimes,

And round and round the hosts of heav'n Tent the last moments of their glorious rejoice. day,

Nelson arises! seraphs deck his way, And pour'd your incense on their quiv'ring And on his brow trim heav'n's unfading bay. clay

The awful Chiefs of late and distant times, Come, Spirits, come-behold War's bloody Red in their country's safety, not its crimes, spoils,

Press through the host, and spread the The child of nature, and the man of toils,

hallow'd hand, Virtue's strong breast, and Freedom's well- The Chief to welcome to their glorious

band : At rest for ever from his lov'd alarms The pearly drop sisines o'er the mighty Here Nelson lies the fated ball it sped,

train, And pale he lies upon the hero's bed. And scars long wither'd purple run again.

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IIow many seamen ! Britain it is well, Where pow'r leans swordless on the arm of Thy wooden walls thy matchless warri

law, ours tell,

And Nelson's thunder keeps the world in But, stirrup'd men! -0 modern fields, say ye,

Where virtue poises beauty's tremblingdart. No bud left Ma’lbro' on the sacred tree! And honour burnishes the fearless heart. Tore his strong arm the nighty trunk Come to my arms, renowned man: she away,

cried, And left succeeding chiefs a dubious day. Come, live for ever by my sacred side! But see yon distant tenants of the sky,

Enough of fame sits on thy eagle wing: Coldrife they bend with dark and hollow

o leave to others that their bards may sing;

Come to my breast in thy new robe dieye.

vine, See blondy kings, and butch'ring swords.

And let me kiss the wound that made thee men hide

mine! The steel vile-reeking at their shiv'ring side;

I saw thy early soul, strong, kind, and And dark-soul'd statesmen, troublers of

free, their day,

The hero prattling round the mother's Try, madly try, to scour the blood away“ Ve fought not-Cowards--your dark mur- Or softly courting from thy father's tongue, ders rise,

The truths sore bled for, and in triumph And in your grave your fame in poison lies.

sung ;

Those meekese truths shed from the lip diAnd ye tuo, Daughters of the union'd vine, Isles !

Which bid the mortal with the angel shine; Your beauties burnish'd with the sweetest

Proud o'er thy growing fame s zealous smiles,

hung, Your bosoms swelling with the purest Each cheering accent glided from my flames,

tongue, He your full love, your best affections While thou aniong thy young compatriots claims.

rose, Proud meet him on your skies--'twas he Shield of thy land, and terror of its foes. laid low

Great in thyself, thy soul wak'd all its Th' unsated sword of Virtue's darkest foe;

flame, For virtue ay upbraids while vice can feel, No bolst'ring int’sest rear'd a fraudful fame, And rakes the conscience which it cannot Thy country woo'd thee, in thy pow'rs es

late, And the fell spoiler who o'er Britain hung, And on thy arm repos’d its mighty fate. Denounc'd the charms your chasten'd lives But soon thou earn'd my unreserved smile

,

'Thy guardian labours for my lovely Isle, Sweet and majestic, from the op'ning

Labours which on time's monstrous events cloud

grew, Where grief had hid her, pale Britannia

And wet thy aiking front with bloody dew; bow'd.

They grew, thy glories grew, thou starry Her beauteous daughters silent gather

lord ! round,

And Europe's genius rested on thy sword. And music softly lifts her heavenly sound; O’er all the vast abyss, what sea, On chords etherial swells the glowing shore, strain ;

But heard, tremendous, thy dread cannon All heaven resounds - Britannia rule the main."

But saw thy banner sweep the crimson'd The joyous scene soon cheer'd the stream

cide, ing eye, And triumph d gently o'er the heaving sigh.

And proudest navies sinking at thy side. Bent on the Chief she glorious mov'd thou bled,

along, The anchor waving to the Cherul's song,

Which threw thy timeless garland round

thy head And tend'rest yearnings gleaming o'er her Thyhundred battles fix'd thy nation's pow", face, And shook ghast envy's inmost lurid tow'r

; She clasp'd the hero in her fond embrace. Frautic Ambition, with his poison'd dari, All hail! she said, thou father of my And murder's bloody girdle round his heart, isles!

Turn’d in despair his haggard face away, Where wisdom triumplis, and where free. And left thy glory to its kindred day: dom smiles;

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Have you any

The TRIAL OF LORD VISCOUNT money on the security of stock? Yes.MELVILLE.

Will you state the particulars of that trans

action, as well as you can recollect? I obe (Continued from p. 544.)

jected to different stocks that were propoMr Robert TROTTER, Writer to the Sige I at lasť said, I would lend upon the 3 peer

sed; a good deal of conversation arose, and net, re-examined.

cents. It was upon account of the transacH

e gave orders to Mess. Mansfield, tions, resulting from this conversation, that

Ramsay, and Co. to draw on Mess. you received the balance mentioned 14271. Courts for two sums of 10,000l. each, and

is. 7d.? Yes, it was. Had you any interalso for soool It was on account of mo- view with Lord Melville during these nies at Mess. Coutts's, on his brother Mr transactions ? None whatever. - Is the stock Alexander Trotter's account. He said, all. so alienated to you, disposed of or not? I his private letters and papers were delivet- cannot answer that question exactly, but I ed to the Managers from 1786 to 1800.

know it was VERY LONG WINDED. Mr Marlé Sprott, stock broker, was (The learned Counsel for the defendant sworn and interrogated by Mr Whit- directed a paper to be delivered to the witbread.

ness, and then proceeded.) Did you accept the controul over the Is that your hand writing ? Yes, it is. sum of 13,500l. India Stock from Alexan- Was that paper written by you at the time der Trotter in May 1800, and under or

of the transaction? Yes, it was. Examine ders from him ? I did. - Did you, in conse- the paper, and see if it refreshes your me. quence of the intervention of Mr Trotter, mory with regard to the negociation. advance money for the India Stock, and (The witness slowly perused the contents other funds ? I did. - To what amount ?

of the paper.) The sum was about fifty-one thousand se- Q. Were not these transactions exclusives ven hundred and odd pounds. On whose ly on account of Mr Alexander Trotter? account did you make the advance? It was They were on his account. for Mr R. S. Dundas.--Had you complete - knowledge or belief that any other person power over these funds in consequence of was concerned in them? None whatever. such advance ? Yes, I had.—To whom did You have no suspicion that he was agent you pay the said money ? To Mr Alexanfor any other person? None. Had you ader Trotter.--Did you receive a draft from ny knowledge, at the time of the transacLord Melville to make the account even : tion, that the money advanced by Mr The amount was 14271. 11S. 7d. , I never Trotter was public money ? Certainly not. did receive any draft from Lord Melville. Have you any acquaintance with the conDid you receive a sum of money of about nections of Mr Trotter, and do you know this amount, in any form from Lord Mel- that many of them are personis

of

respectaville ? I did not. Did you receive such a bility and opulence ? sum of money from any one, to make the The witness made some observations on balance of the account even? I certainly the respectability of Mr Trotter's family, did from Mr Alexander Trotter. Did you and of his connection with Mess. Coutts, transact money business largely with Mr He was then re examined by Mr Whito Alexander Trotter? I have borrowed mo- bread. ney of him, and lent him money in large

Q. Do you recollect, or not, if you were Did you ever purchase navy and ever told, that the money so advanced was victualling bills, and other government se

for Lord Melville? curities for Alexander Trotter ? I have pur- Mr Plomer objected to this interrogatochased navy bills.-Were the bills so pur- ry, The witness may speak to what dechased for Mr Alexander Trotter ever at a volves within his own knowledge, but he discount? I do not immediately recollect must not in this way give evidence, as to that they were..Do you remember if Mr what he conjectures, from the information Alexander Trotter borrowed any sum of of others. money of you, in order to avoid selling his The Hon. Manager contended, that this navy bills ? I remember his borrowing mo

mode of examination necessarily arose out ney of me, but for what purpose I do not

of the cross examination of the Learned know.

Counsel; and to shew this, he recited that' The witness cross-examined by Mr Adam. part of the examination by Mr Adam,

Had you any pecuniary transactidns at which applied to the question. He then any time with Lord Melville ? Never. repeated his own interrogatory, which was Have you any acquaintance with Lord somewhat varied when proposed by the Melville? I have a very slight one.- Were Ivord Chancellor. you applied to by Mr 'Trogter to advance August 1806.

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