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With a view of CRAIGIE-HALL BRIDGE, on the river Amon.
Page Register of the Weather for Au. -Otaheite ; inauguration of the gust,
ib. High Water at Leith for Sep -Dress, Manners, Language, tember, ib. &c.
118 Description of the View, ib. - Ooroo, or Bread Fruit, The Gleaner, No. X.
the Ilands, a charge of Plagiarism, by Dr
Effects of Climate on the EngGleig, 86 lish Character,
124 Character of Macpherfor's Ofi. On the Lord Chamberlain's an,
89 duty in licensing Plays, 127 An Account of the Manner of - The first Night of Cato, 128
making Leaven in France, - 90 Books and Pamphlets publilhed Description of an Irish Sweating
in London in July 1799,
9: The Denouement, a Tale, 134 Catalogue, and detailed Account
of a very valuable and curious
140 lected in Hindoftan by Samuel Verses written on a Visit to A 142 Guise, Esq.
92 The Barber, a fragment of a PinAccount of the literary Life of
daric Ode, Kotzebue,
97 Some Account of Calvin Philips, Proceedings of Parliament, 144
the American Dwarf, 102 Message from his Majesty, 146 Account of Mr Mungo Park,
147 and his Travels, (continued,) 103
of Dr John Brown, · 105 Attempt to penetrate to the Interesting Intelligence from the Temple of Jupiter Ammon,
148 Extracts from the Mislionary Affairs in Scotland,
157 Voyage to the Southera Pa Births and Marriages,
158 cific Oçean, 117, Deaths,
6. 741 Sa. 7
49 48 48 42 48 44
I 55 2 37
State of the BAROMETER, in inches and decimals, High Water at Leith. and of Farenheit's THERMOMETER in the open
for SEPTEMBER 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 Auguit ift to 30th, Days. H. M. in the vicinity of Edinburgh.
Su. 3 15
3 41 M. 2. 4 6 4 32 Weather.
T. 1799. Barom. Thermom. Rain.
3. 4 57 5 23 W. 4. 5 49
6 16 August
44 7 12 29.4
39 9 9 3 29.175 52 59 0.356 Ditto
Su. 8. 9 39
9 4 | 29.281
6 5 29.1
T. 10. 11 32 II 59 6 29.459 63 Clear
II. 7 29.751
I[ 8 29.721
I 34 9 | 29.651
2 17 JO
2 58 3 18 TI 29.39
M. 16. 3 38
T. 17. 4 18
4 39 13.) 29.645 47 60
5 14 | 28.975
6 6 15 29.355
Showers Fr. 20.
7 19 7 47 17 29. I 2 49
Ditto T. 24. 10
U 24 21 29 581 44
Th. 26. Il 52
2 25 29.751 47
Ditto 26 29.831 46 57
Cloudy 27 29.321 50 57
Rain 28 29.251 50 56 0.055
MOON. 29 29.591 47 62
First Ortr. 6. 30
2 46 aftern. 29.4
Full Moon 14. 2 18 morn.
New Moon 29. 7 54 morn.
DESCRIPTION OF THE VIEW. VRAIGIEHALL, the Seat of William Hope Weir, Esq. of Craigichall, is finely fitu
ate on the bank of the river Amon,--in the parish of Dalmeny,-in the Shire of Linlithgow
Near to the situation of this House, the channel of the river is contracted, and passes a. mong rocks, aad between woody bauks. Along these, pleasant walks have been conducted. The Amon, advancing, pours, in a cataract, over the rock. Immediately below the cataract, there has been an Arch thrown across tkę ilream, which is partly concealed by underwood, partly displayed, lo as tv produce a pleasing effect, as is represented in the View. The propriecor of this noble seat, is a cadet froni the House of Hopetoun.
FOR AUGUST, 1799.
FOR THE EDINBURGH MAGAZINE
The GLEANER, No. X.
Say, from Affection's various source
And rustle round the lake below.
THE *HE effect of natural obje&s on nerally is, with great benevolence of
the mind, depends not more on heart, not only the wrongs, but the their characteriftic qualities, than on evils of the world, produce the most the temper and the turn of thinking painful emotions, a diseased irritabiliwith which they are surveyed We ty of the soul, that is not only un. eftimate every thing by comparing it known but inconceivable to minds of with some other, and our ftandards a harder and less susceptible texture. of comparison are always the objects Those who cannot conceive how triwith which we are best acquainted. vial incidents should produce fo great If these are such as naturally tend to emotions, those who cannot under. excite emotions of gaiety and plea- ftand how circumstances, whence they fure, the characteristic qualities of an derive neither pleasure nor pain, should opposite nature, which any object effect others with all the extravagance possesses, will have their proper ef- of sorrow, laugh at their idle griefs, fect greatly diminished, while on the and mock the querulous egotism of contrary, its gay and pleasant quali, their fenfibility. But (as Coleridge ties will not only produce their pro observes in the preface to the firlt e. per effect, but act on the mind with dition of his Poems) egotism is not an adventitious power. When ex disgufting except when it offends aquifite fenfibility is united, as it ge gainit place and time. We desire to
know how others feel in situations better known as the author of a le. < that have excited our own sensibility; ries of beautiful sonnets, is also a po. we watch with minuie attention, not et of the plaintive class. All his per. only the emotions of their minds, but formances are characterized by an the expressions in which these affec- exquifite union of pathetic fentiment, tions are delineated the bodily form with picturesque descriptions of naand colour of the feelings of the ture. The minuteness and accuracy mind. Some modern writers of pow. of his sketches, equally free from erful talents, who have attained i qual triteness and inelegance, the pensive excellence in pathetic fimplicity, and buc tender cait of reflcclion which wild grandeur of imagination, have never degenerates into an unmanly indulged this pensive humour in a or whining tone, the dignity which querulous monotony, which has ex. always intermingles with his fadness, cited the sarcasms of their critics, who render COOMBE ELLEN one of his declared they could not sympathize molt pleasing productions. COOMBE with their childish lullabies of sorrow. Ellen is fituated among the most They ought not, however, to be rath romantic mountains of Radnorshire, Jy censured for the plaintive ftile of about five miles from Rhayd'r. The their poetry; for though the file he Poem commences in a ftrain of vivid frequently quaint and affected, this enthufiasm, which impreffes more deep. is by no means the case with their ly on the mind, the itriking and awesentiments.
inspiring effect of grand and roman. Bowles, the elegant author of the tic mountain scenery than
species low.descriptive poem CoomBE ELLEN, of description could have conveyed.
Call the strange fpirit that abides unfeen
Upon their rocky way wind musical. This paffage almost rivals, in deep fages a form, upon a susceptible solemnity, the fublime ode of Gray, mind." There is nothing fo like which delineates in so striking a man " the voice of a spirit, as that pause, ner the characteristic effect of the “ when the gutt is recollecting itself, Alpine scenery upon a mind dieply “and rising npon the ear in a thrill impregnated with poetical enthufi. “and plaintive noce like the swell of alm. In the same manner, the rock. an Æolian harp.” The lule of ing that sweeps its murmuring and Bowle:, in his descriptive moffy boughs, above the head of the sketches, is that of a continued mo. folitary muser, and the wind which, nody. He pauses and views objects at times, ftirs its deep filence round minutely, and pursues the different him while the shower falls on the reflections which they excite; but fighing foliage, are presented with the attentive observer of nature is the same ftrength of imagery and equally apparent with the man of taste felicity of diction which character and knowledge. The futility of the ize the descriptions of Gray, who following description is not more rethus marks the effect of the melan- markable than its picturesque beaucholy fighing of the gale which pre• ty:
High o'er thy head, amidst the shiver'd state,
The passing gale to whisper Batteries. The transition from the scathed would easily overlook, that peculiar oak, to the chain of moral reflections felicity of language which pencils which its ruin suggests, is in the pe. ohjects to the mind, diftinguishes the culiar llile of Bowles.
following picture; the effect of which That minute and graphical deli. is much enlianced by the description Deation, which brings into notice cir. of the course of a veffel through the cunftances which the careless eye South Sea.
Now through the whispering wood
Her dreary tract, (the vessel's)
Wich filver neck, and blue-burnish'd wing. Amid the most picturesque groups ly presented with ideas that are Arik. of images, overshadowed with a ten- ing and sublime. der melancholy hue, we are frequent