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THE

EDINBURGH MAGAZINE

OR

LITERARY MISCELLANT,

FOR SEPTEMBER 1799.

With a View of ELAN STALKER CASTLE.

CONTENTS:

ib.

Page

Page Register of the Weather for Sept. 102 The Shield of Expectation, a High Water at Leith for Oaober, ib.

Tale,

214 Description of the View, The Gleaner, No XI.

163

POETRY. Use of Spiders as Prognosticators of the Weathers

168

Lines written on reading a Coup.'

let in the " Pursuits of LiterObservations on the Article con

ature,” cerning Public Instruction in the

217 French Constitution;

169

Sonnet, on seeing a beautiful Account of Dr Thomas Leland, 172

young female Maniac in Bed.

lam, of Mungo. Fark and his

218 Travels, (continued)

The Puppet Shew,

ib. 175 Letters concerning the Author

A Northern Prospect, an Ode, 220 of Junius,

179 Impeachment of the French Ex:

Proceedings of Parliament, 221 Directors, Rewbell, La Bevel

Message from bis Majefty, 222 liere, Merlix, and Trielbard; 184 The Speaker of the House of Account of the Russian Dog, . 186 Commons' Address to the King, 223 Comparative View of Life and

His Majesty's Speech from the Happiness in the East, and in

Throne,

ib. Europe, :

189.

.j On the Legitimate and Fashion

MONTHLY REGISTER. able Use of the word Style, 192 Interesting Intelligence from the Essay on the Style of Gibbon. 195 London Gazettes,

227 The Life of 7. Barthelemy, - 198 Affairs in Scotland,

236 Anecdotes of Robertson of Strow. Proceedings of the Circuit Court an, the Poet,

207 of Justiciary at Aberdeen, Perth, Description of the Vale of Clyde, 209

and Ayr,

237 List of new Publications in Lon. Births and Marriages,

ib. don in August 1799, 212 Deaths,

239 X

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S tate of the Barometer, in inches and decimals, High Water at Leity. and of Farenheit's THERMOMETER in the open

for OCTOBER 1799.

(From the Edinburgh air, taken in the morning before fun-rise, and

Almanack.) at noon; and the quantity of rain-water fallen,

Morn. Even. in inches and decimals, from Auguft 3 if to Days. H. M.

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I. September 30th, in the vicinity of Edinburgh.

4 14 W. 2.

4 42 1799. Barom. Thermom. Rain.

Weather.

Th. 3. 540

F.: Aug.

4. ' 6 40 N. In. Pts.

Sa. 5. 7 41

8 II 31 29.5 43 51

0.4511
Rain
Su. 6. 8

41

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29.712 42
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Clear
M. 7: 937

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5 29.952 47 53

Ditto

T. 3 29.867 50 63 0.0515

Rain

W. 9: 11 18 4 30.

62

Clear

Th. 10. 5 30.11 42 59

Cloudy

o 24 6 30.11 49

60

Ditto

Sa. 12.

1 5 7 30.03

67
Clear

2 5 8 29.6 46

Cloudy

M. 14. 225 2 45 9 29.811 43 63

Ditto

T. 15. 3 6 3 28 IO 29.852

50
63

Ditto

W. 16. 3. 49 II 29.82 50 59

Ditto

Th. 17. 4 34 I 2 29.6 52 55 0.05

Rain

Fr. 18. 5 21 13 29.41 53 54 1.7

Ditto

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12 6 38 14 29.63 51

0.155
Ditto

7 5 7 32 15 29.65 50 50 0.11 Ditto

7 59

8°26 16 29.651 49 55 0.04

Showers

8 53 9 19 17 29.4

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2.155
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W. 23. 946 IO 12 18 29.2

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Showers

Th. 24. 10 38 3 19. 28.921 49 57

Clear

Fr. 25. II 28 20 | 29.95 49 59

Rain

Sa. 26. 21 29.9

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Ditto

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M. 28. I 36

2 3 23 29.3 39 53 Cloudy

2 31

2 59 24 29.398 52

Clear

W. 30. 3. 28 25 29.5 55

Clear
Th 31. 4 29

5 1 26 29.411 54 55

Cloudy 27 29.321

53
Cloudy

MOON. 28 29.13 42 58

Clear 29

First Ortr. 5. I 21 aftern. 29. 40

Cloudy 30 | 29.14

Full Moon 13. II II aftern. 41

Showers

Latt Qrir 21. 10 31 aftern,

Ņew Moon 28. 5 23 aftern, Quantity of Rain 5.0636.

4 II 4:57 5 46

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Sa. 19.
Su. 20.
M. 21.
T. 22.

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ELAN STALKER CASTLE: from Loch:linne in Argyldfire:. At

the property of Mr Campbell of a mile's distance on the West lies the Airds, itauds on a rock, called, in island of Lismore, formerly the feat Gaelic, Elan Vic-Stalker, that is Island of the Bishops of Argyleshire ; on the Stalker, within a Imall bay, or inlet East, the post town of Porinacroith.

THE

EDINBURGH MAGAZINE,

OR

LITERARY MISCELLANY,

FOR SEPTEMBER, 1799.

TOR THE EDINBURGH MAGAZINE.

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: The GLEANER, No. XI.
In every leaf that trembles to the breeze
I hear the voice of God among the trees;
I read his awful nanie, oniblazon'd high,
With golden letters, on the illumin'd sky;
Nor less the mystic characters I see,
Wrought in cach flower, inscrib'd in every tree.

BARBAULD.
FOREST scenery, which combines has endeavoured to delineate a series

in various proportions, the beau- of scenes and incidents characteristic ty, the picturesque effe&, the sub- of a forest, at different seasons of the Time and melancholy grandeur of na- year, intermingling a variety of motural objects, has always been con- ral reflections which the subject suggenial to the characters which dis. gested. In this work, numerous de. play the most vivid traits of enthu- {criptions occur which possess all the liafm, to the lover, the poet, and the beauties of this species of compofidevotee. The union of the awful tion; in which indiftinct delineation ftillness with the weak murmuring and fatiguing minuteness are equally sound of the shivering leaves, the shrill avoided, and the living graces of the finging of the breeze, the stern mo. scene pictured in glowing colours to tionless trunk rough with moss, the the mind. It consists of fix Cantos. wavering branches, and the varying The first delineates the appearance shade, cherish the strongest emotions, of a forest in May, and characterizes confine the current of thought, and in appropriate terms the different spe. prevent the mind from diffipating its cies of forest trees, of forest flowers, attention on variety unconfined. I and of foreit birds, and introduces a was led to these reflections by the scene of charcoal burners employed in perusal of Gisborne's Walks in a For the forest. In the following verses rest, in which the ingenious author * the forelt trees are thus characterized:

Chief of the glade, the oak its foliage stain'd,
With tender olive and pale brown protrudes.
Even yet with ruddy spoils from autumn won,
Loaded, the beech its lengthened buds untwines.
Its knotted bloom secur'd, the alh puts forth
Its winged leaf; the hawthorn wraps its boughs
Ia loowy mantle, from the vivid greens

That
Thomas Gisborne, M. A.

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