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STATE OF THE BAROMETER, &c.
From July 26th to Aug. 25th 1813,
in the vicinity of Edinburgh.
High Water at Leith for
2 6 28 6 52 Fr. 3 7 19 7 52 Sa. 4 8 33 9 19 Su. 510 5 10 43 M.
6111 1711 47 7
0 14 W. 8 0
1 1 Th. 9 1 21 1 41 Fr. 10 2 1 2 21 Sa. 11 2 40 3 2 Su. 12 3 20 S $9 M. 13
0 4 19 Tu. 14 4 40 5 1 W. 15 5 22 5 47 Th. 16 6 13 6 41 Fr. 17 7 11 7 49 Sa. 18
8 32 9 17 Su. 1910 3 10 43 M. 2011 191 51 Tu. 21
0 19 W. 22 0 42 1
4 Th. 23 1 22 1 42 Fr. 24 2 0 2 17 Sa. 25 2 32 2 49 Su. 26 3 3 3 19 M. 27 3 34 S 49 Tu. 28
5 4 91 W. 29
4 51 Th, 30 5 9 5 27
1813. \Barom|Thermom. Rain. Weather. July
M. N, 1. P.
Clear 55 0.01 Showers 629.82 56 72 30.05 55
MOON'S PHASES For SEPTEMER 1813, Apparent time at Edinburg,
D. H. First Quart. 2.
9 47 even Full Moon 10. 1 57 aftcr. Last Quart. 17. 7 49 morn. New Moon 24. 1 50 aiter.
Quantity of Rain................0.9
September 1. Partridge shooting begins.
2. London burnt, (1666.) 5. Dog days end. 22. King George III. crowned, (1760.) 25. Day and night equal. 29. Michaelmas,
EDINBURGH LITERARY MISCELLANY,
For AUGUST 1813.
Description of the AQUEDUCT BRIDGE at the bottom, is 8 feet deep, and over the River KELVIN, admits vessels of 19 feet beam, and
68 feet keel. The canal is carried WE, this month, exhibit a View, over three other aqueduct bridges
engraved after a beautiful draw within a short distance, but none at ing of Mr Williams, of the great all to be compared to that of Kelvin, Aqueduct Bridge over the Kelvin. in point of magnitude and importance. This is a work truly stupendous, and one of those whicb do the greatest honour to British ingenuity. In the execution of that grand national un Strictures on the Erection of the New dertaking, the Forth and Clyde Ca POLICE OFFICE, EDINBURGH. nal, the river Kelvin, crossing the “ Let rules be fix'd that may our rage contract by which it was carried, pre
tain, sented the most formidable obstacle. “ And punish faults with a proportion'd It has been overcome, however, by
CREECH, the construction of the present bridge, which was planned by Mr Whit
SIR, wor , and executed by Mr Gibb. The foundation of it was laid June WHEN men betake themselves to 15, 1787, and it was finished in writing in a satirical vein, they April 1791. It is carried over a val are prompted by two motives, one ley 400 feet long, and 65 deep. It less laudable than the other, The first stands upon four arches of mason arises from a disposition to gratify the work, each 50 feet wide and 37 high, humour of the writer, although withthe entire height from the bed of the out personal ill-will : the other from river to the top of the bridge is about public spirit, stimulating those who 89 feet. The length is 350 feet, possess power and genius to improve and the breadth 57. The canal is the community as far as they are about 56 feet wide at the surface, 27 ' able. In this latter class I would rank
TO THE EDITOR.
your excellent correspondent Civis, in dred dust within that Church, where the last Number of the Magazine; for, the inflexible Knox propounded his docwith much pleasantry, and sly irony, trines; or should run the hazard of being he has turned to ridicule one of the driven about by the winds of heaven, most absurd and filthy plans that seems thus to have been matter of equal ever entered into the minds of Magis- indifference to the persons who have trates to conceive. And I conjec- been guilty of conducting this sacrileture that, partly in consequence of bis gious proceeding. I would enquire, raillery, a slight improvement is al. whether the church courts have not ready perceptible in the aspect of the a jurisdiction over sacred places, and edifice in question, althoagh I remark a right to prevent such profanation ? that the rites of the Goddess are still The erection of the tomb of Mauthere'celebrated.
gave renown to Artemisa's So far as Civis has proceeded, he name ; whilst George Heriot and has done well. He has brought a George Drummond have also, by their charge of folly against certain persons, deeds, rendered themselves immortal. of whom I should be glad to see any de- But there are different roads which lead fence attempted. But my object at pre- to the same goal; for we read of one sent in obtruding on you this paper, is Erostratus who, prompted by the deof a more general nature. It not only sire of handing his name down to posembraces the views of Civis, but ar- terity, set fire to the celebrated temraigns 'the whole of that conduct ple of Diana at Ephesus; and we whiclı placed the Police Office under now learn, that, in the nineteenth the hallowed roof of St Giles's Cathe- Century, certain persons, possessed dral. I have heard that the expence with dispositions, attending this alteration is little less
“ Downtourd to climb, and backward to adthan £.1000 sterling; whilst a con vance," venient office, long occupied and well have truth to speak) rendered themfitted up, has been deserted. I have selves at least conspicuous, if not imheard it also stated, that the present mortal, by the act of transforming situation of the Signet-Office might “ the House of the Lord into a deo have been procured in a short tiine, of thieves !" (if a change was to be desired) as the
But turn we from a subject at once hall appropriated to that purpose in so disgusting and so melancholy, and the new buildings is nearly finished.
let us hope soon to hear of an appliAnother circumstance, although of cation being made public, for the no great importance, must not pass best plan of a new north-façade in unnoticed. During the preparations corresponding taste for our venerable for founding some of the division
Cathedral ;- for the removal of the walls, it became necessary, not only Police-Ofice from the body of a to remove the Turf stones, (on one of Church ;-and let this matchless inwhich, in large Saxon characters, ap stance of absurdity in its projectors, pears the name of James Halpburton,)
-sink in sorrors with a tolling kll" but to dig up the mouldering remains,
ARCHÆOPHILLS. doubtless, of many respectable individuals who had been interred within Edinburgh, 26 Aug. 1813. the walls of the Cathedral, considerable parts of which found their way to
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. a more airy situation, by the side of THE following is the report of the the earthen mound! Whether the Deputation appointed to oppose bones of these persons were peaceful- the claim of the East India Company ly suffered to mingle with their kin- for the renewal of their Charter.