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THE

SCOTS MAGAZINE,

AND

Edinburgh Literary Miscellany,

FOR NOVEMBER 1808 :

With a View of BLACKFRIARS CHAPEL, ST ANDREWS.

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Page Register of the Weather for Nov., 802

POETRY. High Water at Leitb for December, ib. Lines, written beneath the Brow of Description of Blackfriars Chapel, St Arthur's Seat, ,

845 Andrews,

803 Song, for the Perthshire Florist and Proceedings of the Wernerian Natu.

Vegetable Society,

846 ral History Society, ... ib. Inscription on Nelson,

847 Monthly Memoranda in Natural His- The Bee, ..

ib. tory,

805 Lines, addressed by an Officer to a Query respecting Dr Nisbet, 806 Young Lady in Dumfries-shire, . ib. Particulars respecting Mungo Parke; 807 To Craigmillar Castle, .

848 Memorial concerning the late Gene. . ral Yobn Forbes,

808

HISTORICAL AFFAIRS. A Journey through the Higblands and

East Indies,

849 Western Isles, in the Summer of

-New South Wales,

ib. 1804.-By the Ettrick Shepherd, 809 Translation of the Scriptures into

Turkey,

ib. .811

Brazil, , Indian Languages,

850 Sketch of the Rise and Progress of

West Indies,

ib. the British Navy,.

813

American States, On the foundation of Virtue,

Italy, Account of the Application of Gas

Spain, from Coal to economical purposes, 819 - Treaties between Prance and Spain,8 58 Account of Books committed to the

Portugal,

863 France.

864 Flames, suppressed, or censured, 823 Character of the late Sir William For. Holland,

865 Conferences at Erfurth,

866 bes,..

Overtures for Peace,

867 Evidence collected at Bristol on the subject of the Slave Trade, ... 828

Naval Intelligence,

868 Convention of Cintra,

869 Memoirs of the Progress of Manu.

Dreadful Fire in London,

870 factures, Chemistry, Science, and the Fine Arts,

833
Ireland,

871 Trial of Major Campbell,

ib. Scottish REVIEW. I. Craufurd's History of the Univer.

SCOTTISH CHRONICLE. sity of Edinburgh,.. 835 Court of Session

873 II. Blake's Illustrations of Blair's Court of Justiciary,

875 Grave, .. 839 Synod of Glasgow and Ayr,

ib. Dreadful accident,

876 New Works published in Edinburgh, 840 Civil and Military Appointments,. 877 Scottish Literary Intelligence, 841 Marriages,

ib. Literary Intelligence, English and Births and Deaths, Foreign, ib. Stocks and Market,

880 State

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

and of Farenheit's THERMOMETER, in the For DECEMBER 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 Oct.

Th. 1 0 36 0 59 26. to Nov. 25. 1808, in the vicinity of

Fr. 2 1 1 46 Edinburgh.

Sa. 3 2 2 34

Su. 4 2 58 3 29 Barom. Thermom. Rain. Weather.

M. 5 3 46 4 10 Oet. M. N In. Pts.

Tu. 6 4 33 4 59 26 29.3 39 50 0.02 Showers

W. 7 5 23 5 46 27 29.35 40

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Clear

Th. 8 6 6 93 28 29.4 41

48
Ditto

Fr. 96 57 7 21 29 29.72 31 47

Ditto

Sa. 10 7 45 8 9 30 30.15 33 46

Cloudy

Su. 11 8 33 8 58 31 30.48 40 47

Clear

M. 12 9 23 9 49 21 30.32 30 42

Ditto

Tu. 13 10 15 10 42 92 30.25 43 48

Ditto

W. 14 11 10 11 38 3 30.35 43 50

Ditto
Th. 15

0 8 4 130.3 42 48

Ditto

Fr. 16 0 38 1 9 5 30. 38 39 (1.01

Showers
Sa. 17 1

40 2 11 6 29.9 24 40

Clear

Su. 18 2 41 3 12 na | 29.85 32 39

Ditto

M. 193 41 4 10 8 29.82 38 42

Cloudy

Tu. 20 4 37 5 4 9 30.1 40 44

Clear

W. 21 5 29 5 54 10 30.1 42: 44

Ditto

Th.22 6 18 6 42 11 30.1142 43 0.04 Showers

Fr. 23 7

47 27 .12 30.1 29 40

Clear
Sa. 24 7

48 8 10 .13 30.1 24

32
Ditto

Su. 25 8 31 8 53 14 | 30.01

29
43
Cloudy

M. 26 9 14 9 36 15 29.5 38

0.03 Showers

Tu. 27 9

58 10 20 16 29.1 54 56 0.04 Ditto

W. 28 10 42 11 5
29.
39

0.02
Ditto

Th. 29

11 28 11 52 18 29.1 40 42 0.15 Rain

Fr. 30

0 16 19 29.35 34

Clear

Sa. 31

0 40 1 20 29,75 28 39 0.4 Rain

MOON's PHASES 21 29.5 38 41 0,01 Showers

For DECEMBER 1808. 22 30.01 41 45

Clear

Apparent time at Edinburgh. 23 30.1

44 44 0.02 Showers 94 30.15| 34 42

Clear

Full Moon, 3. S. 23. morn. 25 31.0 33 42

Ditto

Last Quar. 10. 9. 40. even.
New Moon, 17. 1. 24. even.

First Quart. 24, 4. 31. even.
Quantity of Rain, 0.74

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THE

Scots Magazine,

AND

EDINBURGH LITERARY MISCELLANY,

For NOVEMBER 1808.

Description of BLACKFRIARS CHAPEL, expeditione*.” This expedition would ST ANDREWS.

no doubt be promoted by the plunder

of those famous edifices, which fell to THIS ruin is situated in the ancient the share of the mob.

city of St Andrews, near the west end of the South or principal street. The convent here situated is generally Proceedings of the WERNERJAN Natural understood to have belonged to the Dominicans, or Black friars ; and to have

History Society. been founded by Bishop Wishart in At the meeting of this Society; 1274. What now remains forms a mere 12th November, the Rev. Mr fragment, tho' extremely elegant in its Jameson of St Mungo, Dumfries-shire, appearance, with an arched roof. The read a paper intituled, Observations on building appears to have been ancient- Meteorological Tables, with a desly of great extent. All the garden on cription of a new Anemometer. Afthe South side of the ruin, and of the ter some general observations on the present grammar school (which stands importance of meteorological obserimmediately contiguous to it) exhibits, vations, and on the merits and dewhen dug, the marks of having been fects of registers of the weather, &c. built

upon; and there are still standing, he pointed out what he considered and inhabited, on the same side of the to be the best form of a meteorostreet, about forty yards west from the logical journal, and then described ruin, some old houses which have much the external form and internal structhe

appearance of having once formed ture of an extensive and complete part of the buildings of the convent. meteorological observatory, and enu

This convent, with all the other merated about twenty different instrufine ruins of St Andrews, was demo- ments, which ought to find a place in lished in one day (in June 1559) in every establishment of that kind. He consequence of a sermon of John Knox, remarked, that a daily examination of which moved the hearers with such the changes that take place in these zeal, that “ as weill the Magistrates, instruments, joined with a careful rethe Proveist, and the Commonalty, cord of the external appearances in the

agree to remove all monuments atmosphere, will afford a constant and of idolatry, quhilk also they did with most fascinating employment to the

most * Kaox's reformation.

did

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