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SCOTS MAGAZINE,

AND

Erlinburgh Literary Miscellany,

For JANUARY 1817.
With a view of the New EPISCOPAL. CHAPEL, Princes Street.

Page

57

CONTENTS:

Page Register of the Weather for January,... 2 III. The Poetic Mirror ; or the Living High Water at Leith for Februar Y,..... ib. Bards of Britain,...........

46 Architectural Description of the New

Episcopal Chapel, Princes Street,.... 3 New Works published in Edinburgh,.. 51 Report of the Edinburgh Institution for Literary Intelligence, .......

52 the Encouragement of Sacred Music, Memoirs of the Progress of ManufacGeneral View of the Measures taken

tures, Chemistry, Science, and the for the Relief of the Labouring Clas.

fine Arts,

53 ses in Edinburgh ; with some Notices

POETRY. on the same Subject from Glasgow Verses recited on the 25th January and Aberdeen, .......

8

1817, being the Birth-day of Burns, 55 Monthiy Memoranda in Natural His Lines, written in the ruined Chapel at tory,......

11

Balcarres, 31st October 1816, ......... 56 Account of the remarkable Case of

Auld Age and Young ne'er gree theMargaret Lyall, who remained in a gither........

ib. state of Sleep nearly Six Weeks...... 13 Verses to a Young Lady, ................ ib. Meteorological Table of the Weather for 1816, kept at Gordon Castle, 16

HISTORICAL AFFAIRS. Epitaphs and Sepulchral Inscriptions... 17 Interesting Extract from the Sydney Proceedings of the Caledonian Horti.

Gazette, relative to the newly-discocultural Society,....

19

vered Country to the Westward of Origin of Fountain Worship, ............ 21

the Blue Mountains, in New South

Wales,........ Receipt and Expenditure of the Edin. bargh Charity Workhouse, from 1st

Account of a dreadful Massacre, by the July 1815, to 1st July 1816, ......... 23

New Zealanders, of British Seamen, 53 On the Standard to be adopted for the

North American The President's Mes. Regulation of Weights and Measures, 24

sage to both Houses of Congress,... 59 On the Poetry of Scott and Byron : from

South America,.....,

64 the French,

East Indies...................

65 26 Present State of Poetry in Germany,... 27

West Indics, ....

66 Table of Abbreviation of the different

France,.......

67 Orders of Knighthood.........

68 29

Russia, Germany, Italy............ Ofices and Residence of the Scoutish

Domestic Intelligence.Trial of the Members of the House of Commons, ib.

London Rioters,....

69 Outlines of a Plan for the Encourage.

Meetings for Parliamentary Reform,... ib. ment of the Fine Arts, ...

70 31

Melancholy Shipwreck, Particulars of the Failure of the Expe

SCOTTISH CHRONICLE. dition up the River Congo........ 33 Proceedings of the High Court of JusBiographical Notice of the late Right ticiary,

71 Hon. Earl Stanhope.............

36 Visit of the Russian Prince Nicolas to Financial Siatements for 1816 and 1817, 39 Edinburgh,...........

College of Edinburgh,

76 SCOTTISH REVIEW. Shop Tax.........

ib. 1. Observations on the Prospectus of Relief of Workmen out of Employment, 77 the Proposed Union Canal....... 42 Appointinents, ..

78 II. Dymock's School Editions of Oord Births, Marriages, and Deaths,........ 79 and C'esar, 44 Stocks and Markets,.......

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STATE

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STATE OF THE BAROMETER, &c. From December 26, to January 25, 1817, in

the vicinity of Edinburgh.

M.

J. P.

Sa.

High Water at Leith for

February. Days. Alorn. Even.

H. M. H. Sa. 1 1 50

2 12 Su. 2 2

33 2 55 M. 3 3 16 3 96 Tu. 4 3 57 4 17 W. 5 4 37 4 57 Th. 6 5 18 5 39 Fr.

7 6 2 6 23

8 6 47 7 15 Su. 9

8 21 M. 10 9 1 9 48 Tu. 11 | 10 33 11

16 W. 12 | 11 55 | 12 25 Tb. 13

12

52 Fr. 14 1 16 1 37 Sa. 15 1 56 2 15 Su. 16 2 31 2 48 M. 17 3 3 3 18 Tu. 18 3 33 3 50 W. 19

3 4 18 Th. 20

4 32 4 45 Fr. 21 5 1 5 16 Sa. 22 5 31 5 50 Su. 23 6 8 6 28 M. 24

6 53 7 21 Tu. 25

7 53 8 4S W. 26

9 37 10 26 Th. 27 | 11 711 45 Fr. 28 | 12 16 12 42

Barom.| Thermom. 1 Rain. Weather. 1816.

M N.
Dec. 26 | 29.1 36 40 0.08 Rain

27 | 29.4 30 42 0.03 Snow
28 29.81 35 40 0.81
29 29.41 38 42

Clear
30 30.2 27 35
1817. 31
30. 36 | 40

Cloudy Jan. 1

29.35 38 43 0.04 | Rain
2 29.3 40 44

Clear
3 29.51 36 40
4 29.2 37 40 0.4 Rain
5 29.61 36 40 0.31 Snow
6 29.5 34 42

Clear
30.41 si 43
8 30.41 40 42

Cloudy 9 30.5 40 42

Clear 10

30.5 40 | 41

30.5 42 43 12

30.2 44 45 13 29.5

37

45 0.02 Showers 14 29.21 30 | 38

Clear
15 29.41 26 | 35
16 29.1 30 36 0.3 Snow
17 | 28.9 36 42 0.05 Rain
18 29. 29 42

Clear
19 29.2 32 40 0.01
20 28.91 34 45 0.03 Showers
21 29.35 | 33 44 0.02 Snow
22 29.35 40

0.05 Rain
23 29.55 39 42 0.41
24 30.2 40

0.15
25 | 30.15| 41 53

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Scots Magazine,

AND

EDINBURGH LITERARY MISCELLANY,

For JANUARY 1817.

Architectural Description of the New sent building in Edinburgu, are, in EPISCOPAL CHAPEL, Princes Street. this respect, highly worthy of notice.

But Bishop Sandford's Chapel, in TO THE EDITOR.

particular, will have a splendid apSIR,

pearance, and from its delightful situIT is pleasant to see antiquity re- ation, will produce an imposing effect

vived, and the taste for Gothic on the mind of the beholder. Standarthitecture repewed. It recalls to ing at the end of one of the finest our minds the times of old, when all terraces in Britain, (with Lord Nel. those venerable Cathedrals and Ab- son's monument, and the governor's heys, which are such splendid monu- house full in view) like a venerable ments of the taste and wealth of our Cathedral with its Gothic spire, it forefathers, and which still form the will meet, in majesty, the eye of the richest and noblest displays of archi- spectator, at a considerable distance, tecture, of which this or any other whether he approach it by Princes country can boast, were standing Street, or the Lothian Road. It complete in all their magnificence, will besides form a happy combination

unhurt by the band of time or of vio- with the beautiful spire of St Cuth: lence, and frequented by generations, bert's Church, to which it is conti

which, with all their pomp and splen- guous, and also with the dome of St dour, have passed away. We, who George's, which, situated to ibe one are now acting our parts on the stage side, raises its majestic head above the of time, must soon follow, and gene- neighbouring edifices. It will thus rations yet unborn shall view with form a grand termination to that rosimilar feelings those sacred edifices mantic vale, which the stupendous rock wbich our hands bave reared. of the Castle overhangs in awful majes

This city deserves great praise for ty, and which separates the wild, irthat zeal which it has, of late, so re- regular, and elevated masonry of the markably displayed, in erecting new Old Town, from the beautiful, regular, maces of public worship, and in the and moderate buildings of the New. good taste with which they are plan- This singular and contrasted group ned. The two Episcopal Chapels in of objects, together with the unrivalthe Gothic style, which are at pre- led and picturesque scenery which,

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