Obrazy na stronie
PDF

- William Wilson

-- Names. — Robert J. Barrett (

[ocr errors]

Surgeons.

James Rankin (act.) Bann
Joseph Maclean (act.)- Beaver
John Crocket Cygnet
wn. M-Donald Dover
D. T. M'Carthy | Falmouth -
Wm. Boyd Leander
T. M. Buchan Minden
Samuel Philips | Nimrod -
James Brown | Owen Glendower
Robt. Finlayson Phaeton
Patrick Hill Raleigh
George Roddam Roy. Geo. Yacht
M. Burnside Slaney
John Neill- Superb
John Tarn (act.) Sybille
Charles Kent Tartar
Wm. West Tyne
Obadiah Pineo Wengeur
Robert Guthrie Wasp

Assistant Surgeons
J. H. Chandler Argonaut
Daniel Schaw Bulwark
Wm. Dickson Camel
W. E. Courtis Dwarf
John Love Heron |
David Nimmo Hyperion
Abraham Courtney Länne
John Dobie Leander
Alex. Blair Ditto
Henry G. Brock Ditto
Wm. Bell Ditto

BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS.

- Names. Thomas Buton

-Bād

Thomas Brownrigg Ditto -
John Hamett Ditto -
Hugh Moffett ... . Minden -
Robert Marshall Nimrod
Wm. Donnelly Owenglendower
Robert M'Cay Pike
John Emblin Pioneer
George M*Millan Severn

Wm. Rogan
Peter M*Dougall

superb
IDitto -

W. G. Borland Ditto -
M. Murdoch Ditto
John Isatt

Patrick Boyle

Sybille
Ditto -

George Webster Ditto
James Armstrong Ditto
James Patton Tartar
Wm. Clarke Ditto
Charles Mortimer Topaze
William Lane Vengeur
John Greenish Sheern. Ordinary
Pursers. -
John Thomson Blossom
Thomas Harding Cygnet
Alfred Carpenter Dover
Thomas Watson Leander
John Richards Owen Glendower
R. L. Horniman Phaeton -
Thos. Witney Parker Sappho
John Loudon Superb
Chaplains.
Joseph Littlewood Leander
John Kirkby Owen Glendower

BIRTHS.

August 12, At No 41, Hanover-street, Edinburgh, Mrs Thomas Ewing, a daughter. - The Countess of Abingdon, a son14. The lady of Admiral Sir Richard Strahan, a daughter. 16. At Drums, Carse of Gowrie, the 'wife of a labouring man, named Alexander Moodie, three children, a boy and two girls, who are all doing well. 20. At Anne Street, Stockbridge, Mrs Faulds, a son. 21. The lady of H. H. Jones, Esq. of Llynon, North Wales, a son. 22. At Madeira, the lady of Robert Wallas, Esq. a daughter. 33. At Parson's Green, Mrs Alexander Smith, a daughter. 24. At Lieutenant-Colonel Sir David Ogilby's, London, lady Ogilby, a son. – At Stirling, Mrs Captain Forrester, a daughter. 26. At Chesterhall, Mrs Gray, a daughter. 27. At Letham, Fifeshire, the lady of Thomas Snook, Esq. a son and heir. 28. In Curzon-street, London, the lady Caroline Ann Macdonald of Clanronald, a son and heir. 29. At Clumber Park, Tuxford Notts, her Grace the Duchess of Newcastle, a daughter. — At Netherlay, Mrs Silver, a daughter. – At Forge Lodge, Dumfries-shire, the lady of P. Mein, Esq. a son. 30. At Darsham House, Suffolk, the lady of Major Purvis, a son. —i. At Dundas-street, Edinburgh, Mrs Donald

son, a daughter.

31. At Äyr, Mrs Hill of Dudley, a son.
– At Rosiere, near Lyndhurst, the Countess of
Errol, a daughter.
September 3. At Dunnottar, lady Kennedy, a son.
5. At Saxonbury Lodge, Tunbridge Wells, the
lady of Daniel Rowland, *.i. a Soll.
7. At Rockbank, Mrs Colin Campbell, Jura, a
daughter.
– At Athlone, the lady of Major-General Mac-
leod, 78th regiment, a daughter.
– At Drakies, the lady of L. Mackintosh, Esq.
of Raigmore, a son.
8. In Wimpole-street, London, the lady of Ed-
ward Marjoribanks, Esq. a daughter.

9. Hawkhill, the lady of the Lord Justice Clerk,
a son.
– At Slateford, Mrs Dr Belfrage, a son.
10. At Stonefield, Canaan, near Edinburgh, the
lady of Lieutenant Peter Thomson, a daughter.
12. The wife of a poor labourer, named William
Hannah, who lodges near the Swan Inn, in the
Old Fleshmarket, Dumfries, was safely delivered
of three daughters, who, with their mother, are
doing well.
14. In Albany-street, Edinburgh, Mrs Walter
Ferrier, a daughter.
— At Edinburgh, the lady of Henry Meredyth
Jervis White Jervis, Esq. a son.
– At the manse of Strathden, Mrs Gordon For-
bes, Towie, a son.
15. At Thirlestane, in Etterick, the lady of the
honourable Captain Napier, R.N. a son and heir.
– At New Saughton, the lady of James Watson,
Esq. of Saughton, a son.
16. At Northumberland-street, Edinburgh, the
lady of Major James Lee, a daughter.
17. The lady of Duncan Robertson, Esq. of
on Vale, in the county of Stirling, a son and
elr.
— At Montpelier House, Burrowmuirhead, Mrs
R. Scott, a son.
19. No 22, Northumberland-street, Edinburgh,
Mrs Stoddart, a son.
21. At the manse of Maderty, Mrs Touch, a
Son.
22. At Penicuik House, lady Clerk, a son.
23. At Edinburgh, the honourable lady Fergus-
Son, a Son.

MARRIAGES. -
August 13. At Tradeston, Captain J. Clerk, of
the 72d regiment, to Elizabeth, daughter of the
o: Roger Graham, Esq. of Ardnachkaig, Argyle-
s re.
19. The Earl of St Germains, to Harriett, daugh-
ter of the right honourable Reginald Pole Carew.
25. William Renny, Esq. W.S. and Solicitor of
Leg Duties, to Margaret, second daughter of
John Napier, Esq. of Mollance.
24. At Crailing Manse, the Reverend James
Strachan, minister of Caver, to Jane, second daugh-
ter of the Reverend David Brown.
25. At Luss Manse, the Reverend Mr James
M“Lagan, to Miss Stuart, daughter of the Rever-
end Dr Stuart, Luss, -

[graphic]
[graphic]
[graphic]
[graphic]
[graphic]

26. At Edinburgh, Mr Henry Sanderson, surgeon, Musselburgh, to Miss Agnes Thom. 27. Carl Gustaw, Baron von Bulow Wischendorff, to Helen Hay, third daughter of the deceased Henry David Inglis, Esq. advocate; – Atoloucester, Charles Bathurst, Esq. eldest son of the Right Honourable Charles Bathurst of Sydney Park, to Miss Fendall, only daughter of the late William Fendall, Esq. ---- At Biggar, Robert Craig, Esq; of Guillie, to Elizabeth, youngest daughter of Mr John Young, manufacturer, Littlewell. 30. At Laurieston, Dr Alexander Tweedie, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, to Miss Hannah Brown, daughter of the late David Brown, Esq. – At Giasgow, William Macfie, Esq. Greenock, to Janet, second daughter of the late Claud Marshall, Esq. 51. o Mr James Burnet, bookseller, Leith, to Jessie, daughter of the late Mr Thomas Donaldson, merchant, Edinburgh. – At Edinburgh, Mr James Pollock, Paisley, to Isabella, third daughter of Mr William Russel, Kirkaldy. Solomber 1. At Eastwood Manse, Wood, Sinclair, Esq. Leith, to Helen, daughter of the Reverend George Logan. 3. At Dunbar House, Edward solo of Cross Hall, county of Lancaster, Esq. to lady Mary Maitland, second daughter of the Earl of Lauderdale. 6. At Glasgow, John Kinross, Esq. of Cork, distiller, to Isabella, only daughter of John Gibson, Esq. merchant, Glasgow– At Kirkcudbright, Captain Dun, of the Galloway militia, to Marjory, daughter of Alexander Melville, Esq. of Barwhar.

[ocr errors]

chant, Glasgow, to Elizabeth, only daughter of Mr
John Watt, tobacconist, West Nicolson-street.
– At St Mary's, Islington, John Ingleby, Esq. of
Halloway, to Miss Euphemia Black of Dundee.
8. At Paxton House, Rear-Admiral Sir David
Milne, K. C. B. &c. &c. to Miss Stephen, daughter
of the late George Stephen, Esq. of the island of
Grenada.
10. At Edinburgh, Lieutenant E. Payne, 75th
regiment, to Mary, only daughter of the late Tho-
mas Brisco, Esq. island of Jamaica.
16. In London, Michael Stewart Nicolson, Esq.
of Carnock, eldest son of Sir Michael Shaw Stew-
art, Bart. to Eliza Mary, only daughter of Robert
Farquhar, Esq. of Portland Place.
— At Carfrae, John Paterson, Esq. Gayfield
Square, Edinburgh, to Jane, second daughter of
Robert Hogarth, o
17. At Gilmore Place, Edinburgh, Patrick Dal-
laway, o: to Mrs Isobella Howie Garson Currie,
oungest daughter of the late John Currie, Esq. of
ale Bank.
– At Edinburgh, Adolphus Macdowall Ross,
Esq. M. D. second son of the late Colonel Andrew
Ross, of the 21st regiment of foot, to Miss Cathar-
ine Hume, youngest daughter of David Hume,
Esq. Advocate.
21. At Edinburgh, Mr James Anderson, civil
engineer and land-surveyor, to Margaret, only
daughter of Mr Walker, Prince's-street.
22. At Campbelton, Mr Donald Macmillam,
merchant, Glasgow, to Elizabeth, daughter of
John Armour, Esq. Campbelton.
24. At Edinburgh, Mr Adam Geddes, to Eliza,
second daughter to Mr Richard Fraser.
29. At Hope-street, ALeith Walk, this morning,
George Crichton, Esq; R. N. to Gifford, eldest
daughter of William Allan, Esq. merchant, Leith.
Lately, In the parish church of Trentham, in
the county of Stafford, the Right Honourable Lord
Wiscount Belgrave, eldest son of the earl Grosve-
nor, to the Right Honourable Lady Elizabeth'Mary
Leveson Gower, youngest daughter of the most
noble the Marquis of Stafford.
Lately, At Mary-la-bonne, London, John W.
Grieve, Esq. of the 2d regiment of Life Guards, to
the Honourable Mrs Sydney Bowles, sister to Lord
Norwick.

DEATHS. November 5. At Seharumpore, David Hastie M. D., on the Bengal establishment, formerly of this city.—He fell a victim to a malignant fever, which carried off great numbers during the last two seasons,

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

Mr William Auldjo, youngest son of the late George Auldjo, Esq. chief magistrate of Aberdeen. He was first officer of the East India ship, Queen Charlotte, which was totally lost in a hurricane off Madras, on the 24th October last, when all on board unfortunately perished. Feb. 2. At Sourabya, Java, Mr Peter Kirkwood, midshipman on board the India ship Marchioness of Exeter, son of Mr P. Kirkwood, *a*. merchant in Dundee. 7. At Allahabad, Bengal, Archibald Murray, Esq. East India Company's civil service, son of the late William Murray, Esq. of Polmaine. Feb. 18. On the march from Russalpoor to Joulmah, Lieutenant-Colonel Heauh, of the Honourable East India Company's service. – At Calcutta, Mr William Nichol, cooper, formerly of Leith. March 20. On her passage to Bombay, on board his Majesty's ship Minden, the lady of Rear-Admiral Sir Richard King, Commander-in-chief in the East Indies. June 4. At Montreal, Mrs Martha Mair, spouse of Mr John Stephenson, merchant, aged 50. 18. Off Porto Rico, during a voyage to Demerara, in the 18th year of his age, Alexander, eldest son of Dugald Campbell, Esq. Achlian. July 22. At Trinity Cottage, Margaret Stevenson, mother of Lieutenant John Mitchell, R. N. and great aunt to Mrs Abercrombie, jun. Birkenbogue. 31. At Wells, aged 80, the Honourable Samuel Knollis, Lieutenant-Colonel in the army, and one of his Majesty's justices of the peace for Somersetshire. He was one of the few surviving officers . fought and conquered on the plains of Minen. Aug. 12. After labouring for several years under a paralytic affection, George Langton of Langton, Esq. aged 48; and on the Monday following, worn out by unremitting attendance on him, Mrs Langton, his widow, aged 52. – At Maxweltown, Miss Marion Maxwell of Carruchan, in her 79th year. 16. At Dysart, aged 78, John Jamieson, Esq. town-clerk of that burgh, and factor to the Earl of Rosslyn. 16. At Arbroath, Miss Mary Fraser, daughter of John Fraser, Esq. late of Greenlawhill, and granddaughter of General Sir James Wood of Bonnington. 17. At Edinburgh, Mrs Johnston of Lathrisk, widow of the late David Johnson, Esq. of Lath. risk and Bavelaw. 18. At Aberdeen, Alexander Rhind, Esq. merchant. — At Loch-head, near Aberdeen, Mrs Simpson, relict of the Rev. Alexander Simpson, minister of Fraserburgh. 19. At Dalkeith, Helen Ramage Murray, youngest o of the late William Murray, accountant, Et No. 20. At Gilmore Place, Miss Margaret Scott, o of the late Mrs Thomas Scott, Craiglock. art. — At Eaglescairnie, Mrs Lindsay, of Eaglescairnie, in the 90th year of her age. 21. At Queensferry, Miss Mary Murray. – Drowned, whilé bathing in the Isla, Mr John Gordon, surgeon in Keith. — At Pitcaithley, Hugh Morris, Esq. merchant in Glasgow. 42. At Edinburgh, Mr John Fairley, writer, aged – At Edinburgh, Elizabeth Parland, youngest daughter of Mr James Stevenson, merchant. 22. At Dunfermline, Mrs Catharine Beveridge, wife of Mr James Macbean, writer there. – At Hull, aged 54, Rodoric M'Cleod, of the 15th regiment of foot, who fought at the siege of Quebec, under the gallant General Wolfe, *ā was in various other engagements. 23. At Leckie, Robert Moir, Esq. of Leckie, M. D. aged 88. – At Edinburgh, after a short illness, Mr Peter Steel, wright, much regretted by a numerous circle of acquaintances. — At Canaan, Miss St Clair, Benny, aged 14. — At Castletown, Caithness, Alexander Coghill, Esq. merchant. - Mrs Fox, widow of Mr Richard Fox, of the

[ocr errors]

Blue Bell Inn, Otley, Yorkshire. Her death was occasioned by putting her legs and feet into cold water, when in a free perspiration, which brought a severe affection of the brain. 24. At Fasque, lady Ramsay of Balmain. — At Edinburgh, Mr. Thomas Reid of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, aged 31. — At Dalkeith, Mr David Chalmers, portioner, there, aged 80. — At Bonnington Place, Mrs Mary Oliphant, spouse of William Cowper. - At Gilmore Place, Mrs Elizabeth Knox, relict of Mr John Home, land-surveyor, Edinburgh, in the 63d year of her age. – At Bullingate, county of Wicklow, Ireland, 42 years, Major Edward Tandy, of the Honourable East India Company's service. 25. Mrs Janet Hannay, wife of James Ogilvie Mack, Esq. writer in Edinburgh. – At Surrey Place, Glasgow, Mr Andrew Oswald, wine and spirit merchant. 26. At his lodgings at Harrowgate, where he had ne for the benefit of the waters, Judge Fox, of ublin. His death was awfully sudden; at dinner he appeared to be slightly unwell, but retired to his room as usual, after he had dined, and was found there two hours after, on the point of death. He had retired from the bench some time ago. — At Gosport Barracks, John C. Cowell, Esq. late Lieutenant-Colonel, Royal Scots. 27. At Hillhead, Mr John Somerville, sen. merchant, Glasgow. 28. At Edinburgh, Mrs Margaret Malcom, wife of Mr Daniel Robertson, Black Bull Inn. — At her house, Dunfermline, of a very sudden illness, Mrs Finlay Malcom, relict of the late Mr Finlay Malcom, brewer in Dunfermline, aged 51. 29. At 6, South St James's Street, Miss Mary Bell, daughter of the late Andrew Bell, Esq. of Craigfoodie, Fife. 30. At Stranraer, Patrick Taylor, Esq. - At Irvine, Mrs Reid, wife of Richard Reid, ... writer. – At Sanquhar House, Moray, George Grant, Esq. of Burdsyards. - At Great Malvern, lady Cope, wife of Sir Jonathan Cope, Bart. 31. At Edinburgh, Samuel Kendall, Esq. late of the colony of Berbice. —. At his seat at Felpham, near Bognor, Dr Cyril Jackson. The doctor has been Dean of Christ-Church for 26 years, and was admired for his learning, and revered for his virtue. — Margaret, wife of Lieutenant-Colonel G. Napier, 5d guards. Sept 5. At Inverness, in her 78th year, Jane, relict of the Honourable Archibald Fraser of Lovat. — At Grange House, Bruntisland, Mrs Hamilton, wife of Mr James Hamilton, accountant-general of Excise. — At Glasgow, Miss Ann Mure, eldest surviving daughter of the late William Mure, Esq. formerly of Laneshaw, in the parish of Carluke. 4. At Saltcoats, Andrew Glasgow, Esq. of Deanfoot, Peebles-shire. — At Rothsay, where she had gone for the recovery of her health, Mrs Wilson, wife of the Rev. Dr Wilson, minister of Falkirk. — At Blyth, David Sivright, Esq. late merchant in London. — At Moncrieffe House, George Hugh, son of the late Eneas Mackay, Esq. of Scotston. ther At Leith, Mr Robert Thomson, shipmaster ere. — At Edinburgh, Dame Matilda Theresa Cochrane Wishart, wife of Sir Thomas Cochrane, Knt. royal navy, and daughter of the late Sir Charles Röss of Balnagown, Bart. 5. At Logie, Mary Ann, wife of James Boucher,

Esq. At Bessborough, Miss Maria, Jane Riddell, second daughter of the late Thomas Riddell, Esq. of Bessborough. – At Edinburgh, Miss Harriet Erskine. 6. At his cottage in Easthorn, Arthur Piggot, M.P. in the 69th year of his age. The death of this eminent lawyer causes a vacancy among the Benchers of the Middle Temple, of which society Sir Arthur was a member. – At the Palace in Tuam, William de la Poer Beresford, Lord Decies, D.D. Archbishop of Tuam.

– At Carron Park, William Cadell, Esq. of Banton, aged 82. Mr Cadell was one of the original founders of the Carron Iron Works, and during the whole course of an active life, was engaged #. useful and important commercial underIngs. – At Edinburgh, Mrs Jean Gibson, widow of the late Dr William Dalgliesh, minister of Peebles. 8. William Somerville, Esq. Ampherlaw. 9. At Aberdeen, William Forbes, Esq. late of Skellater, aged 88. – At Perth, Jane, only daughter of Mr George Condie, writer. — At Arbroath, Mrs Rose, widow of the Rev. Patrick Rose. 10. At Edinburgh, Mrs Munro, relict of Daniel Munro, Esq. of Summerfield. - At Leith, aged 16, Miss Margaret Brown Thomson, eldest di o: of the late Mr George Thomson, merchant there. 11. At Portobello, Catherine, daughter of Mr Alexander Guthrie, bookseller, Edinburgh. — At her house in Oxford-street, London, the Right Honourable Lady Essex Ker, second sister of his Grace the late John Duke of Roxburgh, Groom of the Stole to his present Majesty. ... This lady is the last of the original family of the Earls and Dukes of Ro: 12. At Brompton, near London, aged 17, Robert Dalrymple Horn, eldest son of R. D. Horne Elphinstone, of Horn and Logie Elphinstone. 15. On his passage to London, William A. Downs, Esq. auditor of his Majesty's customs in Scotland. – At Edinburgh, in the 89th year of her age, Mrs Ann Campbell, relict of the late Major T mas Wood of the royal marines, and daughter of the late John Campbell, Esq. of Ottar. — At Islabank, in the county of Forfar, James J. Wedderburn, eldest son of P. Wedderburn, Esq. — At Edinburgh, Captain Archibald Mercer Macgachen, 22d regiment of foot. — At his house, in o, St Edmunds, London, William Smith, Esq. in the 88th year of his age, formerly of Drury Lane Theatre. 16. At Edinburgh, Dr Patrick Lindsay, assistant-inspector of hospitals. 17. At Portobelló, Sarah Anna, infant daughter, of Alexander Stephen, Esq. Mineral-street, Edinburgh.

— At Tynemouth, the Right Honourable Lad Collingwood, widow of the late Vice-Admiral Collingwood

- At Fulham House, Sir James Sibbald, Bart. — . At Lindertis, Elizabeth Stuart, youngest daughter of G. I. Meason, Esq. of Lindertis. 19. At Edinburgh, Dr William Wright, F.R.S. L. & E. late physician to the forces. 20. At his seat in Kent, Sir Edward Knatchbull, Bart. one of the members for the county. — At Edinburgh, Lawrence Hume Ford, infant son of William Ford, Esq. Caledonian Glass Works. Lately, At Walsall, Staffordshire, in the 42d year of his age, William Badger, Esq. — At Ingouville, on the banks of the Seine, on the morning of the 8th ult. Caroline, daughter of John §§. ... of Connaught Place, grand-daughter of the late Sir Peter Parker, Bart. Admiral of the Fleet, daughter-in-law of the Right Hon. Reginald Pole Carew, and first cousin of the Lord Howard de Walden. The preliminaries to her alliance with Colonel Sir Robert Steele, Knight of the Order of Charles III. of Spain, &c. were in progress at the moment of her ented dissolution. The Pavilion was hung in black and illuminated by flambeaux. The remains of this accomplished lady had been embalmed, and lay in state previously to their being brought to England for sepulture. — Recently, in the Island of Antigua, at the residence of her only son, Samuel Auchinleck, Esq. the representative of the ancient Barons of that Ilk, a gallant and distinguished Lowland race, most honourably alluded to in Miss Porter's historic novel of the Scottish Chiefs, Elizabeth, relict of the late Samuel Auchinleck, Esq. many years collector of the customs at Antigua–her memory is endeared to her family and friends, by the remembrance of those amiable domestie, feminine, and christian virtues which adorned her while living— and render her lamented when dead.

oliver & Boyd, Printers, Edinburgh.

EDINBURGH MAGAZINE.

No XXXII.

NOVEMBER 1819.

VoI, WI.

Contents.

Horae Germanicas, No I. Guilt; or, the Anniversary. (A Tragedy, from the German of Adolphus Mullner, &c.)....121 Sanzas. Composed in Sherewood Plantation Olden Time Restoration of the Parthenon in the National Monument--~~~~~~~~ Alastor; or, the Spirit of Solitude : and other Poems. By Percy Bysshe Shelly 148 Nuga Canora: ; by Charles Lloyd.....154 On Public Lectures on Works of Imagination at Literary Institutions 162 Recollections, No I. The Cameronians 169 Notices of the Acted Drama in London, No Wii. 174 Remarks on Dr Chalmers’ New Work.177 On the Edinburgh Musical Festival.--183 Don Juan Unread ------194 Fancy in Nubibus. A Sonnet, composed on the Sea Coast. By S. T. Coleridge, Esq. 196 The Negro's Lament for Mungo Park. ib.

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]
[blocks in formation]
[merged small][ocr errors][merged small][merged small]

To whom Communications (post paid) may be addressed;
Sol D ALSO BY ALL THE Books ELLERS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM.

[Olivea & Boyd, Printers, Edinburgh.)

Wr intend, henceforth, to have an Article, in each Number, on the Political affairs of the Country, under the title of “ The Warder.” The Analytical Essays on the Old English Drama will most probably be resumed in our next. We are forced, for the sake of variety, occasionally to interrupt the succession of Articles in themselves interesting. We intend now, according to our promise made some time ago, to present our readers with accounts of the finest German Tragedies—at least six times a year. We are confident that our first specimen, in this number, will give general satisfaction. Our Cork Correspondent's Letter, though dated 1st October, did not reach us till the 8th of November. We hope to hear from him frequently—and if he wishes to hear from us, he can tell us so. The Letter sent to us by Mr Abraham Longchops, shews ability—but is by far too long, and we have tried in vain to shorten it. The same objection applies, even to a greater degree, to the “Legend of Craigmillar Castle.” It too is the work of a man of talent, and the opening is very picturesque. The paper signed O. T. (the signature in pencil marks) it would scarcely be fair in us to publish. But if its author chuses to favour us on some other scientific subject, we believe him to be very able to write well. N. N.'s remarks on Don Juan do great credit both to his head and heart. But we have already given our opinion of that poem ; and though N. N. may have expressed his ideas better and more fully—we do not think that he has added any thing new to what we said on the same subject. His letter is now lying for him with Messrs Cadell and Davies. For the same reason we must decline inserting another very ingenious paragraph. John Greencorn writes very good-humouredly and facetiously—but we do not wish to resume the subject of his communication. We send our compliments to the Club. His Article shall be transmitted according to the direction. A similar cause prevents us from inserting “Sarcasticus.” Viator's second letter in our next. We intend ourselves to write a short notice of a poem lately published here, called, “Common Sense,” by the Rev. Mr Terrot. “Common Place” would have been a more appropriate title—“Tu quoque,” therefore, is laid aside. Our Unknown Friend in Derbyshire expostulates with us, in a very kind and amiable tone. We hope to improve, upon some of her (for so gentle a person must be a Lady) intelligent suggestions—but as her letter seems intended solely for our own amendment and encouragement, we do not think it necessary to publish it. Odoherty's first letter on the Errors of the Duke of Wellington in our next. We have returned to the judicious author (with a letter) “An Account of a Visit to York Minster, &c.” The paper signed W. Old Vennal, Glasgow, probably in our next. Would a letter reach our Correspondent, addressed to him according to the subscription of his note to us? We regret that we can do nothing for our Islington Correspondent. It is a great hardship, no doubt, not to be permitted interment in a patent coffin—but it does not fall under our jurisdiction. Posthumus must apply to the proper authorities. It goes to our very heart to reject poetry of any of our fair Contributors. But non-insertion does not imply disapprobation. A Sonnet to Lord Byron, (M. A. C.) in particular, we unwillingly reject—for—though inaccurate in one line or two—it is exceedingly elegant. § A Young Lady” in our next. We have received a well-written notice of “Select Sermons from the Danish of Dr Nicolas Edenger Balle” (sold by Ogle, Duncan, & Co. London) but we have not yet had an opportunity of reading the Sermons themselves. Will A favour us with a prose Article 2 We are told by C. D., to attempt to please every body. Did he ever make such an attempt? All that we wish is to please a great majority of mankind, and, as C. D. thinks we do so, we hope he will be contented with us ; though there should be a few dissentient voices heard crying in the wilderness. S. S. complains of our severity. No doubt, we have occasionally said a few sharp things; but, on the whole, as Editors go, we are among the best-tempered, and best-humoured, and best-natured of them all. We must take care not to get too tame. “Man of age thou smitest sore,” is an exclamation used only by a few Marauders. Some notice soon of that entertaining little book, “Annals of Peterhead.” We had some other notices to Correspondents, but this one is in danger of falling over the brink of the page. So, for another month farewell.

« PoprzedniaDalej »