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SCOTS MAGAZINE,

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Edinburgh Literary Miscellany,

For NOVEMBER 1806: With a Map of the River la PLATA, and a Plan of the Town of Buenos Arres.

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CONTENTS:
Page

Page.
Register of the Weather for Nov. . 810 II. Molleson's Miscellanies, 850
High Water at Leith for December, ib.
Description of the View,

811 New Works published in Edinburgh, 851 Historical Account of the Settlement Scottish Literary Intelligence,

8.52 of Buenos Ayres,

ib. Literary Intelligence, English and Celestial Phenomena for December, 814 Foreign, Memoirs of the Progress of Manu.

POETRY.' factures, Chemistry, Science, and' the Fine Arts,

815 Elegiac Stanzas on the Death of Valuation of Orkney and Shetland, . 816

Dr Glover,

856 Character of the most eminent Scots

Winter,
Writers of the present day, 817
Poetry, • .

ib.

MONTHLY REGISTER. -Romance,

ib. Historical Affairs, -Criticism, 818 State Papers, ..

ib. -Chemistry, ib, --Prussian Manifesto,

ib. - Medicine, ib. Russian Manifesto,

864 -Agriculture,

-British Declaration,

865 Important Discoveries in Educa

-War on the Continent,

867 tion,

ib.

-Prussian Army totally defeated, ib. Thoughts on two important Ques. -Letter to the King of Prussia,

872 tions, by Sir John Sinclair, 822 -Turkey', :

876 1. The Miserable Animal, ib. -Spain,

ib, —2. The Happy Animal,

-Dreadful Accident at Malta,

ib. Explanation of Phenomenon in the -Destructive Fire in Sweden, West Indies, ... 824 --Naval Intelligence,

877 Gaelic Etymologies, 826 -Domestic Intelligence,

880 Curious enumeration of Scottish --Diving Bell

ib. Songs, 828 Ireland,

ib. On the Contrariety between an Au Scottish Chronicle,

881 thor's Life and Writings, 829 -General Election, On the Comparative Merits of Vic --City of Edinburgh,

ib. tual and of Money-Rent, 831 County of Edinburgh, On the Advantages of the Study of High Court of Justiciary,

883 History,

834 -Caledonian, and Fife Hunt, The Petition of the distressed Fra. Atrocious Murder and Robbery, 885 ternity of Newspapers, 836 Civil Appointments,

ib. Biographical Account of the late Military Appointments,

886 Lord Thurlow, 837 Marriages and Births, ..

ib. Account of the American Settlement Deaths,

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887 of Kentucky,

841
Prices of Stocks,

888
Prices of Grain per quarter Corn Ex-
Scottish Review.
change, London,

888 I. Sir William Forbes's Life of Dr Prices of Meal at Edinburgh Market, ib. Beattie, 844 Prices of Grain at Haddington, ib,

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1806. Barom. Thermom. Rain. Weather. Oct

M. Y. Io. Pts. 26 | 29. 49 +52

Clear 27 29.2 45 50 0.51 Rain 28 29.31 49 51 0.25 Ditto 29) 29.4 4460

Clear 30 29.51 47 54

Ditto 131 29.52 40 50

Ditto Zi-29.67 44

Cloudy 12 | 29.7845 51 0.02 Showers 31.29.8 44 50

Clear 4 29.61 44 51

Ditto 5 29.51 44 50

Rain 6.29.65 33 47 0,1 Ditto :07 29.79 | 33 | 57

0.11 Ditto 8 29.9 53

0.1 Ditto 9 29.98 46 48 2.25 Ditto '10 | 30. 37 | 49

Clear 11 30.1 33 48

Ditto 12 30.11 30.11 147 49

Ditto 13 30. 47 55

Cloudy 14 29.8 50 53

Ditto 15 29.76 46 46

Clear -16 29.4 40 44 0.01 Shower 17 29.32 38 48

Ditto 18 29.25 | 46 49

Clear 19 29.2 38 44 0.25 Rain 20 29.1 35

0.2 Ditto 21 | 29. 35 42

Clear 22 29.1 34 42

Ditto 23 29.21 38 40 0.1 Rain 24 29. 43 46 0.2 Ditto 25 29.05 43 45 0.01 Showers

High Water at LLITH,
For DECEMBER 1806.

Morn. Even.
H. M. H. M.

6 54 7 19 Tu. 2

7 45 8 10 3 8 35 8 59 Th. 4 9. 24 9 +8 Fr. 5 10 13 10 37 Sa. . 6 11 3 11 29 Su.

7 11 55 M. 8 022

049 Tu. 9 1 16

1 43 W. 10 2 9 Th. 11 3 2 Fr. 12 3 53

4 18 Sa. 13 4 41 5 4 Su. 14 5 26

5 49 M. 15

6 10

6 31 Tu 16 6 51

7 11 W. 17 7 30

7 52 Th. 18 8 12

8 33 Fr. 19 8 54

9 15 Sa. 20

9 38 10 1 Su.. 21

10 25 10 49 M. 22

11 15 11 42 Tu: 23

0 10 W. 24 0 38

I 7 Th. 25 1 37 2 7 Fr. 26 2 37 3 6 Sa. 27 3 36 Su. 28 4 33 5 0 M. 29 5 27 Tu. 30 6 18 W. 31 7 8 7 33

MOON's PHASES.

For DECEMBER 1806. Apparent time at Edinburgh.

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Last Qurtr. 2. 10. 31. even. New Moon, 10. 2. 12. morn. First Qurtr. 18. 4. 18. morn. Full Moon, 26. 2. 47. morn.

Quantity of Rain 4.24

Dec. 21. Shortest day.

25. Christmas day.

THE

Scots Qagazine,

AND

EDINBURGH LITERARY MISCELLANY,

For NOVEMBER 1806.

Description of the View.

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IN order to gratify the curiosity of H. The Convent of St Francis

our readers respecting our new, 1. The Convent of St Dominic conquest in America, we have, in. K. The Hospital stead of the usual engraving, pre. L. Church of St John without the sented them, this month, with a City Map of the mouth of the River Pla. ta, including all that part of the coun. try to which the British arms have as yet penetrated. It is taken (with Historical Account of the Settlement of the names of places translated) from

BUENOS AYRES, Volume xiv. of the Histoire Gen. erale des Voyages, in 19 vols, 410. In

was in 1716 that the Rio de la a valuable collection, to which few

Plata was first discovered by John of our readers can have access. We de Solis, a native of Castile. Hie have also given, on a reduced scale, had sailed from Spain, in order to from a different part of the same

continue the discovery of Brasil, work, a plan of the town of Buenog which had been begun by Pinson, a Ayres. The divisions are equally companion of Columbus. He first distinct as in the original, but the entered the river of Rio de Janeiro, smallness of the scale has obliged us

and then continued to sail along the to describe them by letters ; of which coast, till he caine to the mouth of a the following is an explanation: great river, to which he gave his own A. The Fort

name; but finding the navigation a. The Governor's house difficult, he set out in his long boat, b. The Guard house

leaving the vessel behind him. As 1. The Chapel

he continued to range along the westB. The Great Square

ern coast, some of the natives appear. C. The Town house

ed, and, in the most friendly manner, D. The Cathedral

invited him to land. Deceived by E., The Convent of Mercy

these appearances, he went on shore F. The Jesuit's house

with a few of his companions, and G. The Bishop's house

was drawn into an ambuscade which

had

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