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State of the BAROMETER, in inches and deci- High Water at LEITH
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
H. M. H. M. rain-water fallen, in inches and decimals,
3 14 3 34 from June 26. to July 25. 1806, in the
3 55 4 15 vicinity of Edinburgh.
M. 4 5 18 § 39 1806. Barom. Thermom. Rain. Weather.
6 I June
7 10 25 29.65
Clear 29.91 so 63
II 24 I
0.01 52 30. 2 30. 1 50
Ditto 61 0.03
I 25 3
2 22 0.02
3 42 4 9 6
4 34 5 I 7 29.62
5 27 5 53 8
Ditto 29.3 53 73
7 il 7 37
Ditto 10 29.25
8 3 II 29.2
8 56 12 29.21
II 2 29.21 14 53
11 49 29.5 15 53 57
Q II 16 29.61
Ditto 29.73 49 67
Th. 28 I 17
I 38 18 29.75 56 71
2 20 19
Ditto 29.79 54 71
2 41 3
2 20 29.8 54 65 0.04
3 23 3 44 21 29.84 54
MOON'S PHASES. 22 29.9
FOR AUGUST 1806.
Cloudy 24 30.
Apparent time at Edinburgk.
Last Qurtr. 7. J. 7..even.
First Qurtr. 21.' I. 19. morn.
Full Moon, 29. 4. 32. morn.
7. Princess Amelia born (1783.)
EDINBURGH LITERARY MISCELLANY,
FOR JULY 1806.
Description of the View.
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.
the other day, intitled, “ State. sought for in a couplet which I bor« ment of some late conduct of the rowed from Butler's Hudibras, 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 demonstration the incon"mentioned a gentleman by name, sistency of five Shetland lairds, in
a third party; and had accused saying Amen, in the newspapers, to “him of matchless inconsistency, of an 'unqualifed eulogy of Mr Pen“ ignorance or folly, and of preva- nant ; while that author had, in his o 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 is 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 pa(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 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
it is awful. Many are 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 prinA Character of MR PITT. ciples, is no more ; the eye which
pierced through his deceits is closed; T
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 o' Total Amount of INCOME subject to the clock, that great man breathed his
Property Tax in GREAT BRITAIN, last.
Upon an event so recent to us BEDFORD, L. 591,816 so awful and overpowering-We ven.
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
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 þarbour ; who venerated Hertford,
1,138,673 liberty as the vital principle of the Huntingdon,
395,019 universe, and whose efforts were uo- Kent,
3, 164,643 ceasingly, though variously, directed Lancaster,
5,349,556 to its defence and support.
L.1,443,760 Beer or ale exported for pro-
2,704.736 vision of ships is to pay no
1,445,615 Forrain imported beer, each
I 4 Rutland, 199,023 Spanish wine, ditto
1,530,000 Aquavitæ, or strong waters,
1,840,961 Every slaughtered oxen, bull, Suffolk,
1,731,763 or kine, of sixteen pound Surrey,
3,646,783 price, or above
1,436,513 Every one of them under that
425,206 All oxen, bulls, or kine, trans1,821,783 ported
1,309,122 All sheep slaughtered ortrans.
129,985 ported, at or above forty
4 O Cardigan,
175,213 And under that price Carmarthen,
378,814 All slaughter stirks of eight Carnarvon,
pounds price, or above 68 Denbigh,
406,471 Every such stirke beneath that
4 0 Glamorgan,
561,251 All calfes, or goats, of forty
4 O Monmouth,
374,057 Each of them under that Montgomery,
313,619 price Pembroke,
322,703 All swine Radnor,
118,025 All lambs and kids London,
7,948,825 Every elne of silk stuffe, from
6 8 Middlesex,
8,838,988 Every elne thereof, above ten
o'10 o England and Wales, 96,627,077 Every elne of plush or pan. Scotland,
O 13 4
Every elne of gold or silver
5,040,000 on Dividends, - Š
O 134 Every elne of broad cloth,
not exceeding seven pounds o List of Exciseable Commodities in 1644. Every elne of cloth exceedSc. Mon. L. s. d. ing that price
Each elne of narrow cloth,
0 12 O
hair stuffs, imported at, or the Second and Third satellites of Ju. above forty shilings the piter will be in conjunction oo the elne
20 right hand of the planet. The fourth The elne of baize or freezes,
is situated on the same side, nearer at or above thirty shillings Jupiter, and the first on the other the cloe
side of his disc. All cambricks, lawne, or hol.
Thursday, August 7th. land chih, for the value of
The First satellite of Jupiter will every twenty shillings Every clue of imported per.
emerge from behind his shadow at line of thread or silk, between
42 minutes and 55 seconds after ten
o'clock in the evening. three and s.x pounds "ibe ene betwixt six and
Saturday, August goh. twelve pound, and so forth
About 9 o'clock in the evening, the proportionally
40 Second, Third, and Fourth satellites, Coal exporredi in Soots or
will be in conjunction on the Western Foglist bottoms, of the va.
side of Jupiter. The First is placed sue of twelve pounds
on the other side of the planet. Coal of the same value exported in forrain bottoms
Sunday, August 10th. Every tree round value of
The Third satellite of Jupiter will al binds of made work emerge from behind his shadow at brought home
0 13 4 47 minntes and 53 seconds after 8 AL 11tuner of work made
o'clock in the evening. within the kingdom, to be
Monday, August rith. ise of excise.
The Moon will be in conjunction with the planet Mars, at 32 minutes after
o'clock in the morning. IESTIAL PHENOMENA for AUGUST
On the same day the Moon will 1806.
be in conjunction with VENUS, at 49 Friday, Auguit ist.
minutes after 8 o'clock in the even
ing HE planet VENUS will be in conjunction with le Geminorum, a
Tuesday, August 12th. star of the 3d magnitude, situated in
The planet Venus will be in conlosgitude 38..20.35.58", and lati. junction with a Geminorum a star of the tode 50'..34" South. The latitude 3d magoitude, situated in Castor's of Venus being 1..15'10", the hand, in longitude 3... 15°r.49'.26", nearest approach of their centers will and latitude 12'..19" south. The be 24'.. 36", and Venus will pass to lat. of Venus being 39'--39" south, , the south of the star.
the distance of their centers at the On the same day, about 15 mi- time of conjunction will be 27'..20", nutes before 9 o'clock in the even- and the planet will pass to the South ing, the first and Second satellites of of the star. Jupiter will be in conjunction on the Wednesday, August 13tb. Western side of his disc. The third is situated on the same side at a
The planet JUPITER is situated in greater distance, and the fourth on
longitude 89.28°40'..14", and lati. The other side of Jupiter.
tude 2 minutes North. His declina.
tion is 23°...26' Şouth, and the time Saturday, August 2d. of his southing 81..19'. in the evenAbout 9 o'clock in the evening, ing.