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tural History, including also occa- " of certain of the landholders ; sional remarks on the Inhabitants, “! which they have, very unnecessatheir Husbandry and Fisheries. By “ rily, vented in un'meaning scurriPatrick Neill, A. M. Secretary to “ lity, both in newspapers and in the Natural History Society of " Grub.street pamphlets. The mere Edinburgh, 8vo. 59.

" republication of the Tour will, to A System of Chemistry. By J. Mur. " the Public in general, be sufficient ray, Lecturer on Chemistry, Materia " for my vindication. Nothing, I Medica, and Pharmacy, Edinburgh, "s frust, will be perceived in it, but Vol. I. and II. 8vo. 11. 1s.

" the candid obseryations of a stranStatement of facts relative to the ap. ger on what he really saw; and I pointment of a Professor by the “ cannot surely be condemned for College of Surgeons, 4d.

“ depicting the wretchedness of the New Editions.

" Shetlanders," quæ ipse miserri. Mr Scott's Minstrelsy of the Scottish

mila vidi,” - when my only object Border, 3d edition, 3 vols. 8vo. 11. proves to be the melioration of -1 1s. 6d.

“ their condition. The greater part Lay of the Last Minstrel, 5th

“ of the Shetland tenants appeared edit. 8vo. 10s. 6d.

66 to me to be sung into a state of -Sir Tristrem, 2d edit. 8vo. 126.

" the most abject poverty and mi. Ballads and Lyrical Pieces, 2d

sery. I found them even withedit. 8vo. 7s.6d.

“ out bread, without any kind of

; Swiss Emigrants, a Tale, 2d edition,

“ food, in short, but fish and cab. 12mo. 45.

" bage ;- living, in many cases, un,

der the same roof with their cat

" tle, and scarcely in cleaner apart. Scottish Literary Intelligence.

"ments ;-their little agricultural

concerns entirely neglected, owWE

E have to notice, among the ç ing to the men being obliged to

publications of this month, an “ be absent during summer at the interesting addition to the topogra- “ ling and tusk fishery. The read. ply of the Scottish islands, -- "A er will probably be not a litTour through some of the islands of " tle surprised to learn, that these Orkney and Shetland," by Mr P. “ tenants, acting at one time as far. Neill. The journal of this Tour ori. “ mers, and at another as fishers, ginally appeared in successive num. ç after enduring, in the latter ca. bers of our Magazine from Nov. 1804 " pacity, for many weeks, the greatto July 1805. This journal is here " est privations, and encountering republished, but very considerable " stormy seas in their open boats, additions are made to it, both in the s are not allowed to carry their

form of Notes and of Appendix. « dear-bought cargoes to the best '' The objects which I principally at. market, but are compelled to de.

" tended to, (says Mr Neill in his 6 liver the whole into the store. preface)" were those connected with " houses of their landlords, at sti. is the study of Natural History, but ” pulated rates, below the mar. “ it was almost impossible not to " ket value ! This statement has " take some notice of the state of the “ never been controverted : and

inhabitants of the Islands. The “ this alone would justify me for “ freedom of my remarks, however, “ not having formed a very favour

on the unfortunate condition of “ able opinioo of the system of ma.

the common people in Shetland, “nagement adopted by the Shet • has brought upon me the censure " land {airds, I shall only further

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$state, that so slender are the ad. the Islands, by Mr Neill himself, “vantages, if any, accruing to the will interest and amuse the natura.

tenants from this fishery, that it list. These different, interesting, “ is, in general; an object of aver. and curious papers, it may be pro“ sion to them ; in so much, that- per to repeat, did not formerly ap" their agreements with their lairds pear in our Magazine, but are now “are accompanied with an obliga. published for the first time. The “ tion to fish, under the implied, Notes contain some reniarks on the go but well-understood penalties, of importance of the Herring-fishery ; " dismissal, and consequent starva- and a particular account of the “ tion, or of heavy and arbitrary droves of small Whales which were,

last year, stranded on the shores of " Duriog my excursions through the Ungt in Shetland. These notes, “ Islands, I occasionally took notes, therefore, which are all likewise ad. 16 and from these the Tour was ditional to what was formerly pub. “ compiled : but as I then enter- lished, contain some valuable dis"tained no thoughts of publication, quisitions, both on topics of curious “my notes were very short and research and of national importance. "incomplete. Indeed, I certainly This work therefore will be found “ would not have appeared before to contain a large fund of political, “ the public at all, had I not hoped scientific, and economical informa“ that the consequences of the dis- tion, respecting a part of the British “ cussion might eventually be bene- empire which is less known than it “ ficial to the remote and neglected deserves ; and it will also afford “ inhabitants of Shetland. It is my amusement to most descriptions of $ earnest wish that their condition readers.

should be scrupulously inquired “ into by some of our public-spirited “ and patriotic characters : satisfied " as I am, that from ingenuous in.

LITERARY INTELLIGENCE, ENGLISH

and FOREIGN. “ vestigation, and public discussion,

a change will result, favourable THE plan of the new Oxford Review “ not only to the emancipation and

sű , : "happiness of the poor people, butance is announced for the first of Janu

ultimately to the prosperity of the ary. Whe shall cite the sketch of its " landholders themselves.”

plan, as published by those concerned in

its management : In the Appendix, there will be found

1. The writers are gentlemen wholly some valuable remarks on the Shet. unconnected with literary factions, or land Islands, and on the means of with the trading interests of publishers. improving them, by Sir Alexander 2. They have been induced to volun. Seton of Preston, whom the author teer their services as guardians of literaccompanied as a fellow.traveller ature, in consequence of the numerous

abuses to which periodical criticism has through several of those dreary lately been exposed in many of the existwastes in 1804.- -The mine.

ing reviews. ralogist will find some interesting 3. As resident members of the first information respecting the mineral university in the world, their easy acproductions of Shetland, by Dr cess to literary authorities of every kind, Traill of Tirlet in Orkney.- Á their means of constant literary commu. list of plants indigenous to Orkney, advantages, especially qualify them to

nication, and their other numerous local supplementary to the catalogue con: undertake the office of censors of the tained in Dr Barry's History, and public press. some remarks on the Birds found in 4. Every book shall be reviewed ac.

cording cording to the professed object of its dily make its appearance, written by z writer, and every writer shall be candid- gentleman some time resident in that ly judged according to his own princi- island. To give a more complete view ples.

of the present state of that valuable co. 5. Issuing from a seat of learning, lony, the author has written separate which has al ays been justly regarded dissei tations (} the climate and soil, to. as the bulwark of the Church and State, pography, laws, trade, natural and comthis review will be stedfasty devoted to mercial productions, state of the negroes, the interests of the estab isired religion and proposals for the amelioration of and governmeni of the country.

their condition ; diseases of Europeans 6. Every book which appears in the and negroes, and the customs, manners, British Empire, and which has been pub. and dispositions of the inhabitants. licly advertised, or has been communi- Mr Burney, the eminent conductor of cated to the editors, shall, without excep- the Naval Academy of Gosport, will tion, be noticed in this review within publisn, in a few days, two works calcuthree months after its appearance. lated to increase that thirst for glory

7. The reviewed works shall be clas- which has already rendered our navy in. sed systematically, under the general vincible. One of them is a succinct acheads of literature to which they respec- count of the lives and actions of all iltively belong.

lustrious admirals and commanders, to 8. Notices of foreign literature shall appear under the title of “ Naval Heform a regular portion of every Number, roes;" and the other is a complete his. and arrangements have been made by torical view of the rise and progress of which they will be early and compre- the navy to the present time, under the hensive.

title of the “ British Neptune.”' Kotzebue has lately published at Ber. Mr Thornton, who has resided many lin some volumes of Tales, Episodes, years in Turkey, is preparing for publi. and Nouvellettes, a translation of which cation an Account of the Government, has been undertaken, and will speedily Religion, Manners, military and civil appear, in three volumes, corresponding Establishments of that country. with his various travels. This gentle- Early in November will be published, man and M. Muller are understood to in three large volumes, royal octavo, be the authors of the admired and spin The Political Life, and Speeches ‘at sited Manifesto of the King of Prussia. large, of the late Mr Pitt. The Life is

Sir William Young, Bart, and M. P. composed from authentic documents, inhas just completed an arrangement of terspersed with his correspondence. His facts aid documents relative to the West speeches in Parliament, as well as on India Islands, which he intends to pub- other occasions, are given at length, lish under the title of The West India Mr Walpole, a relative of the cele. Common Place Book. This work will brated writer of that name has just cominclude all that it can be desirable to pleted, under the title of Recollections, know relative to the commerce, pro. a biography of that distinguished statesduce, and other interests of the West man, Mr Fox. It will contain a great India Islands.'

number of curious and interesting aneca Dr Cugan, of Bath, is preparing for dotes, and will be comprised in the comthe press an Ethical Treatise on the pass of a neat pocket volume. passions. The first part, which will ap- Mr Dallas has a new romance in the pear in the course of the winter, will press, under the title of The Knights. treat of the agency of the passions in the Mr Barclay's new work on the Mus. pursuit of well-being ; of the intellectual cles may be shortly expected. powers, as directories in the pursuit ; Mr Vetch is preparing a new work and of the nature and sources of that on Ophthalmia. well-being of which the human species A second volume of Mr Manning's mis susceptible.

History of Surrey is in considerable for Mr Davis, author of Travels in Ame. wardnes, edited by Mr Bray, the Trearica, has nearly ready for publication, in surer of the Society of Antiquaries. ove volume octavo, Memoirs of the Life A beautiful monument, to the memoof Chatterton the Poet.

ry of Schwartz, the German missionary, A new History of Jamaica will spec. has been just finished by Mr Flaxman, intended for India. The subject is a Italy has founded an annual competition bas relief, representing the Rajah of for one heroic drama and two comic Tanjore's' last visit to the venerable dramas, which are to be represented at priest while on the bed of death; it was the theatre della Scala. A prize of 60 chosen by the Rajah himself: one or two sequins will be given to the author of of the Rajah's ministers are represented the best heroic drama, and one of 40 seas accompanying him, with three boys, quins to each of those whose comic dra. in the foreground, belonging to the mas shall be crowned. school which Schwartz superintended The Corridor, leading to the Library for many years.

and the Museum of the Vatican, will be A periodical work, published by M. the finest in the world. From the preStorch, and entitled, Russia under Alex- sent entrance to the Museum, to the ander I. furnishes the following particu. place where the iron gate used to stand, lars:-In the German provinces of the the statues, busts, and basso-relievos. Russian empire there are at present six

found in the different sture-rooms of the printing establishments, three of which Vatican, are now placing. The tablers are in the government of Livonia, one on which the busts are fixed are compos. in Courland, and two in Esthonia. These ed of antique pieces of frieze and enta. are, 1. The printing house of the uni- biatures, and they rest upon pillars and versity of Dorpat, established in 1789 fragments of columns which once embelby M. Genzius, who, in 1802, had the lished the edifices of ancient Rome. By title of printer to the university. Ever means of this arrangement the Gallery since its establishment, a political ga- will become of suine utility to architeczette has been printed there.—2. The ture, that important branch of the arts, printing house of the crown and city at unfortunately too much neglected in the Riga, established as early as 1522. It muscuins of sovereigns and of the cu. has always enjoyed the privilege of rious. From the place where the irou printing all the church and school-books gate stood, to that where you descend to for that city : It may be considered as the lodges, persons are employed in enthe mother of all the foreign printing. crusting the walls of the gallery with inhouses in Russia. Since the year 1785 numerable inscriptions of the Pagans and it has belonged to Mr J. D. K. Muller. of the early Christians. The Chevalier -3. The same city contains another Canova places the works of Art, and printing-house, belonging to M. Hacker, Cajetan Marini classes the inscriptions. established in 1777.—4. The pri iting. The wall which formerly separated the house of the government of Mittau, lodges and the corridor is no longer in where there was probably one so far existence; the space which it occupied back as 1584. It is only of late years is transforming into a handsome vesti. that it has become flourishing under the bule, which will be ornamented with direction of M. Steffenhagen, who has columns and other relics of antiquity.-conferred signal benefit on his country Thus the whole length of one part of by circulating in it many excellent Gere the lodges is added to that of the corriman and Lithuanian works.-5. The dor, which increases it nearly 225 feet. printing office of the town and gymna

It wili afford a view truly magnificent sium of Reval, founded while the coun. and worthy of Rome. In the present try belonged to Sweden. Its proprietor vestibule of the Museum are seen seveis M. Minuth, who publishes the only ral epitaphs on the Cornelian family, and newspaper that appears at Reval.- thecelebrated sarcophagus of Scipio Bar6. Gressel's printing-office, established batus. Accordingly, throughout an exin the same town in 1802.-- All these tent of' 1200 feet there will be a series of houses, especially that of Mitrau, are authentic monuments, both of art and furnished with a great quantity of types. science, of more than twelve centuries,

The new King of Holland has under commencing with the first Punic war. taken the presidency of the Society of This Gallery, the largest in the world, Arts and Sciences of Haerlem, and in will lead to the Library and the Museum future its title is to be the “ Royal Son of the Vatican, or, to speak more corciety of Haerlem.”

rectly, that superb Gallery will form The government of the kingdom of an integral part of an unrivalled whole,

ex

exclusively dedicated to the arts and ed to a young man, who, though desciences.

prived by nature of the use of his hands, At the distribution of prizes recently has nevertheless produced drawings admade by the Academy of Fine Arts of mirable for their execution. the city of Bruges, a medal was adjudge

Poetry.

A PIRGE.

ELEGIAC STANZAS

“ Whilst Pity, robed in sympathetic hue,

“ To thee, meek, parted shade, for evet On the Death of

bound, DR GLOVER, A. P. H. M. R. P. 9. E. “ Fix'd here, shall pay the sacred tribute

due, The Scene of these Stanzas is on the side

“ And ever point to yon lamented ground!!! of the CALTON Hill, where Pity is

JOHN M. Roche. figured standing in a bending posture,

September 20th, 1806. pointing towards the BURYING GROUND. TIME: - The Evening

WINTER. WHAT form is that, at evening's twi

NOW light hour,

summer is gone, and winter return.

ing, Which, beck’ning to'ards thy rude and shapeless bier,

The air so late pure, now is clouded and

chill, Calls forth the muse from love's seducing bower,

On each fading tree the warblers sit mourTo shed the soft, the sadly-pleasing tear ?

ning, And cold is the streamlet that winds round

the hill. "Tis Pity! Glover ! wedded to thy shade 3 In sorrow shrouded with thy fun'ral pall,

No more the gay woods with verdure That points to yonder spot, where thou art

adorned, laid,

No more the green upland, with joy we Her child, her friend, her kindred, and her

survey, all!!

Sweet summer departed, by every tongue “ To thee, she says, no living busts I'll mourned, raise :

And winter approaching sad, sad thoughts “ No glowing statues shall adorn thy

convey shrine;

No more with romantic thoughts fir'd, No cumbrous pomp of monumental praise,

alas! we But Pity's softest incerce shall be thine!! To yonder high hill near sweet Amond re

pair, * For thee, the village virgins all shall

To view the ruled, the wonderful sea, grieve!

And gaze with delight on the landscape se “ With Spring's first flowers shall strew

fair. the tear-moist sod! « And little loves shall never fail, at eve,

No more the gay lily appears at day's « To haunt the dearest grave they ever

dawn, trod!!!

Expanding its blossoms to catch the sun's

ray; e Remembrance too shall ne'er desert the Stern winter stalks proudly across the wide scene,

lawa, “ (Thy cherished form unblotted from her And summer dies conquer'd by ruthless breast ;)

decay. « Bat mark the spot, where thy wept These changes are man truly pictured I

grave is seen, « And whisper to thy gentle spirit~ In his spring, like the birds, he is heedlessly rest :!:

gay, “ Nor shall the partial muse withhold her Till hoary old age, and disease sharp and

keen, “ Her's, be the task to hail thy spirit too : Tell him, like summer, he must soon fadé ** Her’s to record thy humble'praises there, away,

D. B “ Nor e'er to bid thy shade' a last adieu !!

care ;

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