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case was remarkable, the Doctors gust,) but did not hear the persons would naturally try every kind of ex- who spoke to her on the afternoon of periment for her recovery; that be the same day; that she had never was very much distressed, by being been conscious of having either needobliged to put her entirely into their ed or received food, of having been hands; and would " fain hope" that lifted to make evacuations, or of any this measure might still be rendered other circumstance in her case. Sbe unnecessary, by her getting better be. had no idea of her baving been blisfore the time fixed for her removal *. tered; and expressed great surprise, She gave evident signs of hearing upon discovering that her head was him, and assented to his proposal of shaved. She continued in a very feehaving the usual family-worship in her ble state for a few days, but tool ber bed-room. After this was over, she food nearly as usual, and improved in was lifted into a chair till her bed strength so rapidly, that on the last should be made; and her father, day of August she began to work as a taking hold of her right hand, urged reaper in the service of Mr Arkley of ber to make an exertion to move it. Dupninald; and continued to perform She began to move first the thumb, the regular labour of the harvest for then the rest of the fingers in succes- three weeks, without any inconvesion, and next her toes in like man- nience, except being extremely faner. He then opened her eye lids ; tigued the first day. and, presenting a candle, desired ber After the conclusion of the harvest, to look at it, and asked, whether she she went into Mr Arkley's family, as baw it. She answered, “Yes,” in a a servant; and on the 27th day of low and feeble voice. She now pro- September, was found in the morning, ceeded gradually, and in a very few by her fellow-servants, in her fornier minutes, to regain all her faculties;

state of profound sleep, from which bat was so weak as scarcely to be they were unable to rouse her. She alle to move. Upon being interroga- was conveyed immediately to ber fated respecting ber extraordinary state, ther's house, (little more than a quarste mentioned, that she had no know- ter of a mile distant,) and remained ledge of any thing that had happened; exactly fifty hours in a gentle, but that she remembered, indeed, having deep sleep, without making any

kind conversed with her friends at her for- of evacuation, or taking any kind of mer-awakening, (Friday afternoon nourishment. Upon awakening, she 30th of Jane), but felt it a great ex- rose apparently in perfect health, took ertion then to speak to them; that she ber breakfast, and resumed her work recollected also having heard the voice as usual at Dunpinald. On the 11th of Mr Cowie, Minister in Montrose, of October, she was again found in (the person who spoke to her on the the morning in the same lethargic forendon of Tuesday the 8th of Au- state ; was removed to the house of

her father, where she awoke, as be• Lest it might be supposed that this fore, after the same period of fifty procedure of the father implied a suspicion hours sleep; and returned to her seron his part of some deception being prac. vice, without seeming to have expetised by the young woman, it may be pro

rienced per to state, that it was suggested by his

inconvenience. At both

any own experience in the case of another daugh- of these times her menses were obter, who had been affected many years be. structed. Dr Henderson, physician fore in a very extraordinary degree, with in Dundee, who happened to be on a St Vitus's dance, or, as it is termed in this visit to his friends at Dunninald, precountry, “ The louping ague ;” and who was almost instantaneously cured by the ap- scribed some medicines suited to that plication of terror.

complaint; and she has ever since seen in good health, and able to con- I hereby certify the preceding actinue in service *.


count of my daughter Margaret's ill. (Signed) Jas. BREWSTER,

ness and recovery to be correct in Minister of Craig.

every circumstance, according to the

best of my recollection. On the morning of September 21, 1816,

(Signed) JOHN LYALL. Margaret Lyall, whose case is described above, was found in an out-house at Dun- We hereby attest, That the aboveninald, hanged by her own hands, No mentioned particulars in the extraorcause could be assigned for this unhappy act. dinary case of Margaret Lyall, are Her health had been good since the month

either consistent with our personal of October 1815; and she had been comfortable in her situation. It was thought knowledge, or agreeable to all that by the family, that, a day or two preceding we have heard from the most credible her death, her eyes had the appearance of testimony. rolling rather wildly; but she had assisted

(Signed) the day before in serving the table, and been in good spirits that evening. On the

PETER ARKLEY of Dupninald. following morning, she was seen to bring in ANDREW FERGUSON, Minister of the milk as usual, and was heard to say in Maryton. passing rather hurriedly through a room,

WM. Gibson, Physician in Monwhere the other maids were at work, that something had gone wrong about her dairy;

trose. but was not seen again till she was found dead about half an hour after. She is known have occasionally manifested, especially beto have had a strong abhorrence of the idea fore her first long sleep, the greatest deof her former distress recurring; and to pression of spirits, and even disgust of life.

Meteorological Table, extracted from the Register kept at GORDON CASTLE,

County of BANFF, N. BRITAIN. Lat. 57° 38'.- Above the Sea 80 feet.

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Morning, 8 o'clock. Aftern. 3 o'clock.Depth

lof Raju 1816. Mean height of Mean height of Barom. T'herm.

Therm. in. 100 January.... 29.48 33.


2.19 February.... 29.66 33.14


2.12 March... 29.67 34.81


1.40 April 29.76 40.10


1.22 May 29.80 47.87


1.87 June... 29.83 51.96


2.11 July 29.65 56.51


1.98 August..... 29.87 53.48


4.80 September... 29.77 50.07


2.48 October...... 29.79 43.61


2.06 November... 29.64 36.83


1.93 December... 29.51 33.32


1.71 Average of 29.70 42.89

47.03 25.87

15 12 15 20 18 15 14 14 12 16

13 15 17 17 18 15 12 12

25 26 23 15 20 24 17 26 24 22 23 24

15 11

6 14

6 6 7


the year.

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N. B.-- The S, Wind, and all to the W. of the Meridian are called West.

Highest, Nov. 30, Morning, 30.74, Wind

Lowest, Jan. 17, Morning, 28.20, Wind

July 21, 3 h. P. M. 75, Wind South.
Feb. 9, 8 k. A. x. 8, Wind South West.

N. & N.E.

46 Days E. & S.E.

45 S. & S.W.

163 W. & N.W.............

109 No Wind, ..... 3



Epitaphs and Sepulchral Inscriptions.

West side. ( Concluded from page 840.)

On Mr William Wood.

Sub hoc cippo & sinistrorsum in spem PEEBLES Church-yard.

beatæ resurrectionis, conduntur:

reliquiæ liberorum Mri Gulielmi On Miss Helen Muir, daughter of John

Wood & Helence Hamilton, uxoris, Muir, Esq. formerly Provost of Peebles".

viz. Joannes, Alexander, Gulielmus, Situated bear the centre of the Anna, Maria, Helenaque, omnes intra churcb-yard, on the south side of the

decennium obierunt; et Gulielmus alter,

qui cum 19 annos & 6 dies vixisset; wall which composed part of the old

pie ac placide in Christo obdormivit church, on a neat trouch appears the pridie nonas Junii Anno 1747. following very curious lines:

Memoriæ charissimorum liberorum,

hoc monumentum sacrum esse, • In Peebles town there dwells a man,

voluerunt parentes prædicti. His name it is John Muir, And Lillias Ker, his loving wife,

A little to the south of the above Of this I am right sure:

are deposited the remains of that ceA proper girl these two they had,

lebrated divine the Rev. Dr. William Of age fifteen did die, And, by the providence of God,

Dalgliesh, for nearly half a century Beneath this stone doth lie :

(47 years) minister of Peebles, but She was her parent's only child, who, to the regret of the whole parish, In her they pleasure had,

fell a prey to death the 20th day of But since by death she is removed, Their hearts are very sad.

September 1807, in the 74th year of Her name was called Helen Muir,

his age.

No stone as yet has been Both modest, mild, and meek,

erected to mark the spot, but it is exShe comely in her person was,

pected, that, ere long, a handsome one And every way complete :

will be reared to inform the passenger But here her dust it must remain, Until the judgment day,

that underneath lies the ashes of one And then it shall be raised again, of the brightest ornaments of the This is the truth I say:

Church of Scotland,
Then soul and body shall unite,
And never parted be,

East side.
To sing the praises of her GOD,

On Mr Thomas Moffet.
Through all eternity.
Vive memor lethi.

Here lieth Thomas Moffet, merchant and

burgess of Peebles, who died on the 28th of The two following verses are on October 1702; in the 47th year of his age. the south slope of the said stone

Fragrat post funera virtus (West half of the stone.) omnes manet unæ nox calcantisque semel via

lethi est. Beneath this stone in ground ye seed is sown,

And also Margaret Crichton, his spouse, who Of auch a lower tho' fallen ere fully grown,

died 24th Oct. 1740, aged 82. As will when doom the saints first spring

South slope. on high, Be sweet and pure as the celestial sky. Quantula vita hominis monimur dum vivimus

eheu! (East half of the stone.)

Vis hominis vitam noscere disce mori, Whose looks persuaded more yn others speech,

North slope. And more by deeds yn words, she lov'd to

ultuna semper teach,

Expectanda dies homini dicique beatus Hence young she from the sinful living fled Anle obitum nemo supremaque funera debet. For safety here anong the sinless dead.

On Mr Alexander Jonkisone. It would appear that this monument

No inscription appears ever to had been erected about the beginning of the L7th century; no date seemingly has ever have been on the top of this stone, been upon it

but on the south slope January 1817.


Full fourtie years they liv'd

In sign of this stone John Johnston gave *** As man and wife;

To stand at Helen Hall his dear wife's grave. In good repute, ane honest,

She died anno 1760, of her age 40, marVertuous life.

ried 10. North slope.

They who in life are good and virtuous,

at death their memory is precious. Here lies Alexander Jonkisone, burgess of Peebles, and beside him Janet Thomson *Manner church-yard, 3 miles southhis spouse : he died 13th of August 1692,

west from Peebles xt. 68; she died the 22d of November 1693, æt. 64.

On Mr Wm. Ritchie, Farmer, Woodhouse. On Provost John Tweedie.

Fugit hora, memento mori. Here lies John Tweedie, Bailie in Peebles,

Here lies William Ritchie, tenant in and Marjory Forbes, his spouse, he died 5th

Woodhouse, who died April 17th 1737, of Dec. 1699, aged 76; she died 9th of

Elizabeth Hunter, his Nov. 1703, aged 72; as also John Tweedie, aged 69 years ; con to John Tweedie, late Provost in Peeb.

spouse, who died 27th August 1748, aged les : he died Feb, 10, 1712, aged 15. Like,

75; John Ritchie, who died in January wise John Tweedie, late Provost in Peebles :

28, 1729, aged 28 years; William Ritchie, he died August 15, aged 61 ; as also John,

who died January 6, 1733, aged 26; MarJames, Christian, Anna, Helen, Marion, and

garet Ritchie, who died Nov. 20, 1723, aged Janet Tweedies, children procreat betwixt

16; Elizabeth Ritchie, who died April 6, John Tweedie and Helen Greive, spouse to

1730, aged 13; Andrew Ritchie, tenant in the said John Tweedie, merchant in Peebles,

Woodhouse, who died July 22, 1786, aged

72 years. Sacred also to the memory of A silent scatter'd flock about to lie,

Andrew Ritchie, late builder in Peebles, Free from all toil, care, grief, fear, and envy,

who died at Edinburgh the 22d day of Dec. But yet again shall gather'd be,

1814, aged 40. When the last trumpet soundeth hie. The figures which are carved upon this

Reader! Mark the uncertainty of time, stone are very neatly executed ; they repre.

and follow those, who, by faith and patience, sent the four seasons; in the south east

now inherit the promises, corner is a figure of a man with a sowing

" Oh, that the dead might speak, and in a sheet round his shoulders, and in the act of

strain sowing: in the south-west corner the figure To charm each death-form'd doubt, and of a woman with a garland in her hands; heartfelt pain ! in the north-west is the figure of a young Might tell the timid sons of vital breath, man with a reaping hook lying over his

How soft and easy is the bed of death! . arm; and in the north-east corner is a figure Might from this moral truth rich comfort of a boy representing winter, with both his

give, hands raised to his mouth; on the east end that man but lives to die, and dies to live !" death appears with his scythe about to cut off a man who stands behind a chair, on

On Mr James Tate. which sits a woman with two children oni her knee.

On a stone north west from Mr Ritchie's

Here lies On a small stone at the head of the

John Tate, late victualler in Manner. above, belonging to the same family, He was come of honest parents near this, is the following inscription

He better'd his condition by his honest in

dustry, Here lies Janet Horsburgh, spouse to

Was exemplary in his way, for his obliging John Tweedic, merchant in Peebles, her

good offices, age 27, who died 15th Feb. 1685.

And was serviceable to the country.
On Mr William Johnston.

He died of a short illness, in no advanced
Here lies William Johnston, Cooper in
Eddeston, who died 13th Feb. 1799, aged

was buried 22d January 1752. 71 years,

On Mr Robert Johnston. Below the above is the representa

Here lies Robert Johnston, Smith in tion of a large sand-glass, and on the Kirktown, of Manner, who died in Feb. 7,

1752, his age 41 ; also Katherine Dalgleish, other side of the stone

his spouse, who died May 12, 1778, aged H. H. 61 years ; and two sons, named Roberts,


age, and

also a daughter named Marion, who died

Here deposited Feb. 29, 1775, aged 7 years,

are the remains of

the Rev. Alex. Adams, Death is a debt of nature due,

ordained minister of Traquair Which we have paid, and so must you.

on the 24th of April 1760. Life how short ! Eternity how long!

He died on the 10th of January 1789, Then haste, 0 haste ! make no delay,

To his affectionate Parish, Make peace with God, for the great day!

grace, mercy, and peace, Stobo Church-yard.

be multiplied. The following is inscribed upon a stone placed in the cast end of the church

Proceedings of the CALEDONIAN
On James Russell, Esq. de Dreva.

Horticultural Society.
Hic jacet Jacobus Russell
in Dreva, qui obiit Aug 30. ON Tuesday the 3d Dec. the quar-
Anno 1692, Ætatis 67, relin-

terly meeting of this Society was quens ex charissima conjuge

held in the hall of the Royal College Helena Scot tres filios ac

of Physicians, George Street; Dr quatuor gnatos. Hoc monumentum posu

Duncan, sen, one of the Vice-Presi. erunt filii superstites

dents, in the Chair, in spem resurrectionis

The Society's gold medal was agloriosiæ.

warded to Mr John Hay of EdinTweedsmuir Church-yard.. burgh, for the best design of an exOn Mr John Hunter, a Scottish Martyr- perimental garden; and their silver sbo was shot at Corehead by Colonel medal was awarded to Mr Archibald Douglas. Anno Dom. 1675.

Gorrie, at Rait, for the second best; When Zion's King was robbed of his right, in terms of an advertisement which His witnesses in Scotland put to fright,

had been circulated among, the

proWhen Papists, Prelates, and Indulgency, fessional members of the Society. Combind 'gainst Christ, to ruin Presbytery, All who would not unto the Prelates bow,

On announcing to the Society the They sought them out, and whom they

decision of the judges who had been found they slew.

appointed for receiving and examinFor owning of Christ's cause I here do lie, ing plans, Dr Duncan read a disMy blood for vengeance, on his enemies doth cry.

course, in which he pointed out the

important objects which the Society Traguair Charch-yard, six miles had in view from an experimental cast from Peebles.

garden, viz. the improvement of kitOn Mr Thomas Ballantine.

chen vegetables; furnishing to the Here lies Thomas Ballantine, who died

country at large, scions of the best on the 5th of June anno 1704, his age 30.

kinds of fruit trees, and introducing into Britain such useful forest trees

as are not yet familiar. This man when living was discreet and The Council reported, that they

kind, Religious, and virtuously inclined,

had lately met, along with the ComBat now he's dead, alas ! there are;

mittee for Prizes, and inspected the All who survive let him deplore.

most beautiful collection of apples Soath slope.

ever submitted to them, and almost

every one of 70 sorts excellent, severVixi quod volui, volui quod fata manebam, al of them being new varieties; among i Sac mihi vita brevis, nec mihi longa fuit.

which' a new apple called the WoodOn the Rev. Alexander Adams. stock Pippin, and a Russian apple, On a stone in the east side of the called the Emperor Alexander, were above church-yard. greatly admired; and that they had


North slope.

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