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Edinburgh Literary Miscellany,

For OCTOBER 1808 :

With a View of CALDER CASTLE.

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Page Register of the Weather for Octos

POETRY. ber, ... High Water at Leith for November,' 'ib. To an Honest Suter, but very bad

Poet,.,. Description of Calder Castle,

766 723 The Guardian Angel,

ib. Hints on the Introduction of Coffee, in lieu of Tea, as a Beverage, ib.

The Kim,

768 Monthly Memoranda in Natural History, ...

725 PROCEEDINGS OF PARLIAMENT. Improvement in the Supply of Water at Glasgow, . .

House of Commons, 727

769 Account of Books committed to the

-Local Militia,

ib. Flames, suppressed, or censured, 729

-Distilleries,

ib. Proclamation by James VI., ....,731

House of Lords,

774 Strictures on Combinations,

-Catholic Petition,

ib. 732 A Journey through the Highlands and

-Scots Appeals, .

776 Western Isles, in the Summer of

1804.-By the Ettrick Shepherd, 735 On the Employments of Women du.

HISTORICAL AFFAIRS. ring the Middle Ages, . . . 738 Portugal, . ...

777 Sketch of the Rise and Progress of -Proclamation by his Excellency the British Navy....

741 Lieut.-Gen. Sir How Dalrymple, Description of Newfoundland, with commanding the British Forces in

an account of the Cod. fishery care Portugal, to the Portuguese Nation, 782 ried on upon its banks, 744 Spain, ...

784 Singular Exploits of the Earl of Pe.

- Proclamation of Ferdinand VII., . ib. terborough in Spain, .

748 - Installation of the Supreme Junta Memoirs of the Progress of Manu. of Spain at the Palace of Aranjuez, 785 factures, Chemistry, Science, and France and Russia,

788 the Fine Arts, .. 750 France and Austria,

790 Sweden,

ib. Naval Intelligence,

791 SCOTTISH Review, 1. Strutt's Queenhoo-Hall, a Romance; and Ancient Times, a

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Scottish CHRONICLE. Drama, . . 752 Court of Session

794 II. Chalmers's Caledonia, .

,756
Circuit Intelligence,

795 Magistrates of Edinburgh,

797 New Works published in Edinburgh, 764 Marriages,

ib. Scottish Literary Intelligence, ib. Births,

798 Literary Intelligence, English and Deaths,

ib. Foreign, ib. Stocks and Markets,

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State of the BAROMETER, in inches and decimals, High Water at LEITH

and of Farenheit's THERMOMETER, in the For NOVEMBER 1808. open air, taken in the morning before sun-rise,

Morn. Even. and at noon; and the quantity of rain-water

Days. H. M H. M. fallen, in inches and decimals, from Sept.

Tu. 1 0 31 0 53 26. to Oct. 25. 1808, in the vicinity of

W. 2 1 15 197 Edinburgh.

Th. 3 1 59 2 22

Fr. 4 2 45 3 S Barom. Thermom. Rain. Weather.

Sa. 5 3 31 3 55 Sept.

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In Pts

Su. 6 4: 19 4 43 26 29.85 | 54 58

Clear
M. 7 5 7

5 Si 27 30. 37 55

Ditto

Tu. 8 5 56 6 20 28 29.73 29 50

Ditto

W. 9 6 44 7 8 29 29.65 31 48

Ditto

Th, 10 7 33 7 57 30 29.8 35 50

Ditto

Fr. 11 8 21 8 45 : 1 29.9 32 51

Ditto

Sa. 12 9 9 9 34 2 29.89 40 54

Ditto

Su. 13 9 59 10 2+ 3 29.85 | 43 57

Ditto

M. 14 10 50 11 16 4. 42

Ditto

Tu.15 11 43 5 30.0544 62

Ditto

W. 16 0 10 0 39 6 29.9 48 57

Ditto

Th. 17 1 8 1 38 7 29.85 46 49 0.04 Showers

Fr. 18 2 9 2 40 8 29.4 44 44 0.03 Ditto

Sa. 19 3 11

3 49 9 29.8 39 49

Clear

Su, 20 4 13 4 44 10 29.7 43 56

Ditto

M. 21 5 13 5 42 11 29.75 | 44 55

Ditto

Tu. 22 6 9 6 36 12 29.9 36 44

Ditto

W. 23 7 1 7 27 13 30.05 | 32 56

Ditto

Th. 247 51 8 15 14 29.31 32 40 1.5 Snow

Fr. 25 8 S7 8 59 15 29.65 40 47

Clear

Sa. 26 9 21 9 43 16 29.5 37 45 0.02 Showers

Su. 27 10 4

10 25 17 29.61 34 50

Clear
M. 28 10 46

11 8 18 29.7 35 47

Cloudy
Tu. 29 11 30

11 52 19 29.8 32 48

Ditto
W. 30

0 14 20 29.6 39 49 0.01 Showers 21 29.4 36 47

Ditto

MOON's PHASES 22 29.4 32 46

Cloudy

For NOVEMBER 1808. 23 29.5 32 47

Ditto

Apparent time at Edinburgb. 24 29.3 38 49

Ditto

D. H. M 25 28.9 39 48 0.41 Rain

Full Moon, 3. 8. 15. morn.
Last Quar. 11. 9. 29. morni.
New Moon, 18. 2. 43. morn.

First Quart. 24, 10, 51. even.
Quantity of Rain, 2.01

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Nov. 2 Duke of Kent born, (1767.)

8. Princess Augusta Sophia born, (1768.)
11. Martinmass
30. St Andrew's day,

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Scots Magazine,

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EDINBURGH LITERARY MISCELLANY,

For OCTOBER 1808.

Description of CALDER CASTLE.

ed undiscovered. Indeed it is even CALDER (or Cawdor) CASTLE, the pretended that they actually saw him

seat, in Scotland, of Lord Caw on the top of the castle, one day, tho' dor, is a place of very high antiquity. this seems scarcely credible. It gave, in the 11th century, to the The castle is surrounded by a large guilty Macbeth, his second title of wood, which, with a rivulet that runs Thane of Cawdor; and a very an- through it, affords most delightful and cient oaken bed of curious construc- romantic scenery. It is situated about tion is still shewn, as being that in a mile to the south-east of the town which the good and innocent king of Naim. Duncan was murdered; this fact, however, may admit of being questioned, since it seems scarcely to be as yet Hints on the Introduction of COFFEE, ascertained, from the very meagre

in lieu of TEA, as a Beverage. knowledge of the times

, where Mac COFFEE, as a beverage, possesses beth himself was slain. bears the marks of having formerly inducements for its general adoption been of great strength: the tower is in this country. Indeed, it is strange, very ancient, and its walls of immense considering its superiority, that the athickness, arched at top,

and surround- doption of it, in the place of tea, has ed with battlements. Even the later not already been carried into effect. additions are of very considerable an If we allow to physicians that influtiquity : in a vault, or cellar, there is, ence which they are supposed to have, at present, a very singular thorn tree, in directing our conduct in regard to of a large size, which grows wholly diet, it pays no compliment to their within the walls of the house, the arch earnestness, to say, that tea has hi

top, over it, being complete and per- therto supplanted coffee as a necessary fect; and this uncommon circumstance of life. is the subject of many romantic fic Although, like every other species tions throughout the neighbourhood. of food, coffee, when taken immoder

At a more recent period, this cas- ately, has very pernicious and pecutle afforded a retreat for a fortnight to liar effects, yet it is superior to tea, in Lord Lovat, wha fled to it after the many particulars. A subtle oil that battle of Culloden : the place of his prevails in its composition is highly concealment is still shewn near the useful in rarifying the blood, and in top of a stair, and behind a chimney; stimulating the solids : coffee also proand although his pursuers had the most motes digestion, and is esteemed" for positive information of his being in strengthening the stomach, as well as the castle, and in consequence made a gentle diuretic. Tea, no doubt, posmany searches for him, yet he remain sesses its uses, but its il qualities are

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