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10. At Carlogie Cottage, Aberdeenshire, Mrs Murray, relict of the late William Mrs Garden Campbell of Troup and Glen- Murray, Esq. of Murrayfield, aged 75. lyon.

19. At Bertram House, Hampstead, in 10. At Thurso, James Anderson, Esq. his 84th year, George Gibson, Esq. former. Collector of Excise.

ly of Rotterdam. 11. At Mountgerald, Miss Mary Fraser 20. At Geanies House, in Ross-shire, Mackenzie, daughter of Colin Mackenzie, James Crawfurd M.Leod, younger of Esq. of Mountgerald.

Geanies. - At London, Captain Robert Boyle, of At Paris, Prince Maurice de Brogthe 420 (Royal Highland) regiment of foot.' lie, Bishop of Ghent.

At Rothsay, in the 83d year of his 21. At Rosefield House, Portobello, age, James Anderson, Esq.

Christian Nicolson, daughter of Mr Wil. In the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, liam Jamieson, writer to the signet. Mr John Berry, formerly of the Theatre At Bervie, aged 80, Mr Alexander Royal, Edinburgh.

Thom, manufacturer. He was not only At Brighton, William Grant, Esq. the tirst who introduced the art of spinning of Congalton.

flas, by machinery, into Scotland, (having 12. At Edinburgh, Patrick M‘Dougall, acquired the knowledge of it from the oriEsq. of Soroba.

ginal patentees at Darlington,) but erected At Barnhill, Thomas Dunlop, Esq. the first Scotch spinning-mill on the water

Mrs Elizabeth, relict of the late John of Bervie. He was a man of general knowM'Aulay, Esq. of Leven Grove, Dumbar. ledge in most scientific subjects; esteemed

for strict integrity and attention to business, 13. In London, Sir Watkin Lewis, aged His death is deeply lamented by all who 85, the father of the Court of Aldermen ; knew him. elected in the year 1772, served Lord 23. At Dalhousie Farm, Mark John, seMayor in 1780, and transferred to the cond son of Lord Robert Kerr. Ward of Bridge Without in 1804.

At Seasyde Cottage, near Aberdour, - At Parknook, Robert A. Parker, se Mrs Moubray, widow of Robert Moubray, cond son of Charles Parker, Esq.

Esq. of Cockairny, M. D. - At Kelso, Robert Nichol, Esq. of 24. At Rutherglen, Lieut.General John Edenbank, late merchant in Kelso. Spens, of Stonelaw.

14. At hier house, Spring Gardens, 25. At his house, in Kirkaldy, Mr John Stockbridge, Miss Helen Yule, daughter of Baxter, writer. the late Mr John Yule, merchant, Leith.

At Mousewald Manse, Mrs Janet 16. At Newton, Roxburghshire, Mr Richardson, wife of the Rev. Jacob Dick. Andrew Hunter, late merchant in Leith.

17. At Blackburn, near Ayr, Captain Lately. At his scat, Piner-grove, MidWilliam Robb of Blackburn.

dlesex, Sir F. Milman, Bart. M.D.F.R.S. 18. At her house, St Enoch Square, in the 75th year of his age. Glasgow, Mrs Marshall of Archonnell, re Mr Gibson, of Upper Knowle. He had lict of Wm. Marshall, Esq. writer, Glasgow. just gone into his garden on Sunday morn

At Edinburgh, Mrs Susan Hamilton, ing, for the purpose of gathering some relict of Patrick Anderson, W. S.

peas, when his little boy, who was with - At Oban, in the 85th year of her age, him, ran into the house, and said that his Mrs Ann M.Laurin, relict of Neil M‘Lau father had fallen down. Mrs G. immerin, some time ago tacksman of Inverisra- diately went out, and when she arrived

found her husband a corpse. He was in 19. At Milne Square, Edinburgh, Ka- perfect health before the awful catastrophe, therine Brown, relict of the late Mr Wil. and had eaten a hearty breakfast. He was liam Parker, Berwick-upon-Tweed. not more than 35 years of age, and uni

- At Dublin, Lieutenant-Colonel John versally respected. Campbell, of the 2d royal veteran bat At Musselburgh, Mrs Allan, widow of talion.

David Allan, Esq. historical painter, EdinAt Barnhill, parish of Terregles, Mr burgh. William M.Kenzie, senior, in the 73d At his apartments in Chelsea Hospital, year of his age.—This much respected in aged 76, Thomas Keate, Esq. Surgeon to dividual lived on the farm of Barnhill 46 that establishment for upwards of thirty years, and was among the first who intro. years, Surgeon to the King, and late Surduced the present improved state of agri. geon-General to the army. culture into that part of the country, and At Fort William, Mr Donald Kennedy, obtained many premiums for its success. at a very advanced age. He was the per

- At Bowershall, Leith, Mr William son who set fire to the King's brew-house, Brown, nurseryman.

when the Pretender was besieging FortAt Murraythwaite, Dumfries-shire, William.

son.

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Printed by George Ramsay and Company.

THE

EDINBURGH MAGAZINE,

AND

LITERARY MISCELLANY,

BEING A NEW SERIES OF

The Scots Magazine.

SEPTEMBER 1821.

CONTENTS.

mar 209

Dibdin's Bibliographical, Antiquarian,

Dr Dary's Account of the Interior of and Picturesque Tour in France

Ceylon

m260 and Germany, (concluded Jam....197 Character and Writings of Tacitus ...203 LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC Life and Writings of Henry Ainsworth 205

INTELLIGENCE. Character - Principle, with other Grave

List of Graduates-Sir George MacMatterscomuna

ken zie's History of Scotland-RusHumboldt's Personal Narrative. Vol.

sia-New Game of Chess_NatuV. (concluded jammmmmmmm

...212

ral History-Newspaper Circulation Pictures of Country Life, No. I. Old

-Cruelty to Fish-France-Spain Isaac

219

-Italy - Liverpool Athenæum Lyon's Travels in Northern Africam...225

United States—Egyptian Mummy, The Ant (Formica Rufescens) mm.231

&c. ORIGINAL POETRY-Edina, Canto

Works Preparing for Publication.......269 11.-The Little Child A Monody

Monthly List of New Publicationsmam.270 - Italian Sunrise

.233 A Trip to Carlisle-The Northern

MONTHLY REGISTER. English Circuito.com.com.

comm. 240 Hints concerning Quotations, by Old Foreign Intelligence..

274 Mulberry como cannom...247 British Chronicle

,277 Letter from R. Goodfellow

-251 Appointments, Promotions, &c. commar. 286 Kate Gow versus Tom Hood; or Tit Meteorological Table

288 for Tat, a Tale.co.ramsaramos mimoimib. Agricultural Report.

ib. Party Prejudice Mr Roscoe, and the

Commercial Report on

290 Quarterly Review

-259 Births, Marriages, and Deaths 292

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The Correspondents of the EDINBURGH MAGAZINE AND LITERARY MISCELLANY are respectfully requested to transmit their Communications for the Editor to ARCHIBALD CONSTABLE and Company, Edinburgh, or LongMAN and Company, London; to whom also orders for the Work should be particularly addressed.

Printed by George Ramsay and Co.

TO CORRESPONDENTS.

John the Ponderer's “ barmy noddle" appears to be working prime." We hope he will soon draw the spigot, and favour us with a delectable sample of his October brew. ed." The following is John's brief but emphatic account of himself : “ In short, Sir, I AM AN ORIGINAL THINKER!" Now, if John the Ponderer had dipt deeper into the

genuine anglicism” than either Burke or Johnson, he could not have written five words of more delicious music to our Editorial ears, than “ I am an original thinker.” Perge tu, Joannes.

With regard to our very good friend The Reviewer, of whose peregrinations we were led to form certain rambling conjectures, while dubitating,

Sive per Syrtes iter aestuosas,
Sive faclurus per INHOSPITALEM

CAUCASUM, we rejoice to certify all whom it may, or shall, concern, that, instead of his having set out, as we had opined, on a visit to the Massarowara, and the country of Prester John, he was only enjoying refreshing slumbers over the somniferous pages of a portly quarto : So that, " when the mists of October have rifled the thorn,” our readers may reasonably expect a feast of rich information on a barren subject; we mean the “ frosty” and “ inhospitable Caucasus."

Our Portobello Correspondent is truly indefatigable. Unfortunately, however, we cannot publish her verses. Yet industry and time work miracles !

Wilbraham Wagstaff, (Tipstaff is, we suspect, the true reading,) than whom, we have seldom seen a duller fellow pretend to wit, is obviously more familiar with the interior of a spunging house, than with the “ Paradise of Coquettes," which he has, with so little invention and skill, attempted to delineate. Dear Wilbraham ! the first wag that bappens to be armed with a staf may break thy head for a blockhead, and do good service withal to sober and honest wits who make no pretensions.

Whenever we find on our table a letter signed “ Civis," we instantly seize the in. truder with our formidable parlour forceps, and commit it to the flames. In the whole course of our lives, we never knew a “ Civis” write intelligibly on any thing, except cleaning and “fulzie.

The “ Dumb Poet” is pretty cleverly written, but we think lacks interest, and in. dividuality. There is too much still life in it at present. A few characteristic scenes, in which the incidents should be natural and appropriate, would render it better adapted to our purpose. Will the author have the goodness to " revise it, and retouch ?"

The lines written on seeing the Roman Catholic fète of “ the Ascension of the Virgin at Einsiedlen,” with the accompanying prose, are in retentis, as part of our corps de reo serve for a future Number.

We have been favoured with a very respectable poetical version of the little Dutch poem entitled “ Blandine,” which appeared in our July number. The author seems to understand Dutch thoroughly, and we are prevented from inserting his translation sole. ly from want of room.

We are positively mento tenus, amidst myriads of communications from a whole legion of Greeklings. The learned Theban, who appropriates the venerable 'name of * Hemsterhusius," may take our word for it, that his knowledge of the Greek Chorus is nearly as profound and original as the metaphysical lore of a certain Professor. If he had ever read the Elfrida or Caractacus of Mr Mason, he would not have pronounced it impossible to transplant the Chorus into the English drama. A being already consecrated to rhyme, may be supposed to have taken leave of reason, as we do of his plagiarisms from the Classical Journal, Matthiæ, and Dr Bloomfield, on the Æolic Dialect, and the Digamma.“ Philopamen” can translate and understand Polybius, which is more than some of our literary dons can boast of. We have no intention to slaughter the animal who naturally enough assumes the name of “ Bos. We don't care a “ particle" for Lhat sort of fúo. De cætcris nil nisi-silentium.

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196 Miso Empiricus," on the “ Plagiarisms of Edinburgh Authors,” awaits the orders of that gentleman. We must not suffer ourselves to be led on the ice. If he will fa. vour us with a private call, we shall satisfy him, that we possess more of this dangerous sort of knowledge than he appears willing to give us credit for. We understand all his hints perfectly ; and so would other people too!

We entreat our Friend “ Physicus," whose paper on " the Ant" adorns this Number, to favour us with some of his felicitous sketches on the natural history of " THE Wasp.”

The Letter addressed to the Editor on the “ Present State of Education in the University of Edinburgh" contains some strong remarks, and alludes to certain alleged facts of rather a ticklish nature. In the existing state of our own knowledge, we dare not venture to publish the letter of our Correspondent, who, moreover, appears a great deal more caustic in his observations than the nature of the subject requires. He is surely either an Oxonian or a Glaswegian.

" Ajax Flagellifer” is a very jocose fellow, who, from his gigantic size and known prowess, (if we are right in our conjectures,) would be rather heavy metal for any dozen of “ the loaves and fishes” men, with whom we have the honour to be acquainted. He is not quite so formidable with his pen.

More authentic and original “ Clerical Anecdotes" are forthcoming for the amusement of our readers.

Our friend “ Episcopus” asks us, “ What have the clergy of the Scottish church achieved in science or literature, which can suffer comparison with the labours of Barrow, Clarke, Berkeley, Butler, Lardner, Warburton, Hurd, Horsley, Paley, besides a mighty array of hardly inferior names in the sister hierarchy ?” Mr

will have the goodness to answer the question, Sir John Sinclair, patriot that he is, would throw the Statistical Account alone into the Scottish scale, never doubting that it would cause the whole weight of the English Hierarchy, Bishops, Deans, Rectors, Curates, and all, instantly to kick the beam. A Highland

Correspondent has favoured us with a “ Letter on Smuggling," in which he talks of " Distilling Time !” Is the Celt, contrary to the general run of his coun. trymen, a bit of a wag? or has he simply omitted the word “ against ?"

An Essay on Perspicuity of Style,by one of “ The Children of the Mist,” is too good to he lost :- the author is, however, a sly rogue, and must not suppose that he is farther north-born than ourselves.

It is not pleasant, we admit, to ride on the crupper. This is all we have to say to « The Cavalier.”

“ Classicus" inquires if Exatufènos, the epithet constantly applied to Apollo by Homer, means, that the God of Light, Physic, and Poetry, usually shot with a long bow? Responde, lector benevole.

Our Greenock friend shall hear from us by and bye. We have really not been able as yet to overtake the perusal of his “ Tale." Mais cela viendra avec le temps.

What, in the name of all the Nine, is the author of the “ Plaid of the North" doing? Has he not yet put the finishing touches to the “ Stalwart Knight of Elderslie ?"

The ingenious author of " Edina” must still keep on the Qui vive.

If, in this enumeration, the papers of any of our friends have escaped notice, we entreat them to regard the omission as merely accidental. The public, we hope, have no reason to complain of us. Each of our three last Numbers has gone more or less beyond the allotted quantity of letter-press,—the present to the extent of half a sheet. What can we do more to vary our literary landscape?

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