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ten days. Some hogs which ate of the flesh of the cow also died.

Sept. 21. At Kingston, Jamaica, Mr Richard Syme, Captain of the Adeona of Dumfries, and third son of John Syme, Esq. of Ryedale.

29. At George Town, Demerary, Colin Campbell, Esq. of Good Success, Issequibo.

Nov. 9. At Dundee, Dr Andrew Ross, physician, aged 71.

17. At Glasgow, Mr George Mercer, merchant, aged 39.

18. At Selkirk manse, Mrs Robertson, wife of Lieut.-Colonel Thomas Robertson, of the Bengal engineers.

19. At her house in Stirling, Miss Jaffray, Glassingall.

20. At Dunkeld, Mr Charles Leslie, surgeon, R.N. aged 42.

21. At Stranraer, Mr Thomas Baird, merchant, aged 82 years.

22. At Leith, Mrs Rebecca Wightman, aged 92. -At Abbotshall manse, Dr James Whytt, formerly of Charles Street, Edinburgh.

-At Speddoch Mill, Holywood, at an advanced age, Mrs John Callender, daughter of the late Dr James Callender, and grand-daughter of the late Rev. James Hill, Kirkpatrick, Durham. Mrs Callender had children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, amounting to 15.

23. Mrs Jane Fleming, relict of the late William Scott, Esq. formerly of Madeira.

24. At Achairn, in the parish of Wick, in the 100th year of his age, Mr Wm. Mackay, late tacksman of Achoul, Strathnaver.

25. At Peterhead, John Harlaw, Esq. aged 80. 26. At Dumfries, after a short illness, Colonel Arente Schulyer De Peyster, at the advanced age, it is believed, of 96 or 97 years. For more than fourscore years he held the Royal commission, and in the course of the long and active career, commanded at Detroit, Michelimackinac, and other parts of Upper Canada, during the most stormy period of the American war, and among nations not only fierce and savage, but decidedly hostile to the British Government.-Among his other services, the late Colonel de Peyster at one time commanded the garrison at Plymouth, and while discharging that duty, he had occasion to be introduced to the Prince of Wales, then, it is presumed, a very young man.-This circumstance his Majesty perfectly remembered, and while conversing with the Marquis of Queensberry, during his late visit to Scotland, he very kindly inquired whether his old friend the Colonel was still alive. His Lordship replied in the affirmative, and at the same time stated, that nothing but the advanced age and growing infirmities of his spouse had prevented him from visiting Holyrood on so interesting an occasion. "Well," said his Majesty, "I am very sorry for it; they were always loving, and now must be a truly venerable couple, for one of the oldest things I remember is having danced Monimusk with Mrs de Peyster."

27. John Dun Stewart, Esq. of Tonderghie. 28. At Bath, Don Francisco Antonio Zea, Minister of the Columbian Republic. His health had been in a declining state for more than 12 months.

- At Dublin, the Hon. and Rev. L. Hely Hutchinson, youngest brother of the Right Hon. the Earl of Donoughmore.

At 66. Great King Street, Edinburgh, Mrs Eleanor Roper, spouse of Mr John Paton, builder, in the 45th year of her age. Her death has deprived eleven children of an affectionate parent, and a numerous acquaintance of a sincere friend."

Dec. 2. At Backhill of Carberry, near Musselburgh, Mrs Susannah Spalding, wife of Mr Alex. Vernor.

- At London, Sarah, wife of Captain Edmund Buchan Craigie, of the Bengal Establishment.

30. At Edinburgh, George Winton, Esq. architect. At Muirhead of Pitcullo, James Walker, Esq. of Muirhead. Dec. 1. At Provan Place, Glasgow, Mr John Stenhouse, merchant, in the 80th year of his age.

At Burntisland, Charles Stewart, late master of his Majesty's revenue cutter Princes Royal.


At Brechin, George Anderson, Esq. writer there.

- At Edinburgh, Hugh Hutchinson, surgeon,

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-At Edinburgh, Mr D. Thomson, tobacconist.

- At Campfield, Wm. Scott, Esq. of Campfield. 3. At Edinburgh, Mr John Caird, many years Surveyor of Taxes in this city.

5. At Peterhead, John Forbes, M.D.

-At Glasgow, Boyd Dunlop, Esq.

-At Grangemouth, Robert Wood, shipmaster, Dunbar.

-At his house in Merion Square, Dublin, William Jameson, Esq.

6. At Peterhead, Mr James Anderson, sen. merchant there.

-At Retreat, by Dunbar, Thomas H. Coles, Esq. after a long and painful illness, which he sustained with great patience and resignation.

7. At his house, in Hanover Street, Dr Andrew Wardrop.

-At Burrowmuirhead, Lieut. Edward Wightman, of the royal marines.

-At Stoke Newington, John Aiken, M.D. &c. in his 76th year; a man whose literary life was devoted, with undeviating consistency, to the sup port of moral truth, and the best interests of mankind.

8. At Newbyth, Miss Sidney Baird, daughter of the late William Baird, of Newbyth, Esq.

9. At Dundee, Alexander Riddoch, Esq. of Black Lunan, in the 78th year of his age. Mr Riddoch repeatedly held the office of chief Magistrate of Dundee, and was for many years one of the deputy Lieutenants of Forfarshire.

At Dumfries, the Rev. Samuel McKnight, after a lingering illness.

- Dr Henderson, of Westertown, deeply regretted by a numerous circle of friends.

10. At Inverness, Mrs Jane Fraser, widow of the late Hugh Fraser, Esq. of Struy, in the 66th year of her age.

-At his residence at Walton, the Right Hon. Charles, Earl of Tankerville, Baron Ossulston, &c. &c. He is succeeded in his titles and estates by his son Charles Augustus, Lord Ossulston, Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed.

-At Auchindinny Mill. Mrs Agness Aikman, wife of Mr George Laing, paper manufacturer.

11. At Port-Glasgow, Charles Anstruther, Esq.


12. At Mill of Allardyce, near Bervie, Mr Robert Milne, farmer, in the 921 year of his age; and, at Bervie, on the 7th current, Mrs Barclay, his sister, aged 91. It is remarkable that Mr Milne, in the course of his long life, never slept out of his own house but one night, on which occasion he had come to Falkirk tryst to purchase cattle, and returned home to the neighbourhood of Bervie next day.

-At Edinburgh, Mrs L. F. Kennedy, relict of Lieut.-Col. Kennedy, of the 19th light dragoons.

14. At her house, Prince's Street, Edinburgh, Mrs Maitland, widow of the late Major Robert Maitland, and daughter of the late Nathaniel Gordon, Esq. of Whitehill, Lanarkshire.

-At Bailieston House, Archibald Coats, Esq. 15. At Burnfoot, parish of Stapleton, Cumberland, Mr George Forster, at the great age of 103. He retained his mental faculties to the last, and was so little failed in bodily powers as to assist in getting in the late harvest. Above 80 years ago he was a grocer and spirit-dealer in Newcastle: and on that account was called the " Old Merchant" till his death. Though addicted to the use of ardent spirits, he never experienced sickness in his life.

16. At Eweford, Mr James Waterston, farmer. --At Brompton, William Henry Boys, Esq. se. cond Lieutenant-Colonel of the marines quartered at Chatham.

17. At Southampton, aged 26, Charles K. Young, Esq. son of the late Professor Young of Glasgow.

At Colinton Bank, James Weddell, Esq. of Pendriech.

-At Dunfermline, Mr John Hutton, waiter. -At Curanock, the Rev. David Wihon. - At Glasgow, Mr Robert Streng, merchant. 19. At Edinburgh, Wm. Jobson, Esq. of Locho.e. 20. At his residence Ranelagh House, Chelsea, in the 60th year of his age, General Wilford, Colonel of the 7th dragoon guards.

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Ancient Babylonia, &c. during the
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By Sir R. K. Porter, (concluded)
Memoirs of George Heriot, Jeweller
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History of the Peninsular War. By
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Waddington and Hanbury's Travels
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Works preparing for Publication... 237
Monthly List of New Publications.. 238


Foreign Intelligence.
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British Chronicle................................... 247
Promotions-Course of Exchange.


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To Correspondents.

"Forms of a Judical Combat in Germany in the thirteenth Century,"


Scraps of the Covenant, No. II.-Dunottar Castle," and "A Sketch of the Late Snow Storm," most unfortunately did not reach us till our last sheet was nearly completed. It is needless to add, that they will appear in

our next.

We are very desirous to have a little private conversation with the author of" Caleb Cornhill.”

In the expostulatory letter of "Tom Beavor, alias Old Boy," there is a degree of naiveté and good nature, not often to be met with in Septuagenarians, especially when they have been rubbed a little roughly against the grain. We have much pleasure in giving a place here to his lines


With harp in Grecian islands strung,
With demon's art, with seraph's tongue;
Regardless of his friends or foes-
Inspir'd by Satan, Byron rose:
And, serpent-like, midst wreaths of flow'rs,
He twin'd his way through Eden's bow'rs;
In various shades of burnish'd gold,
Purple and green, he graceful roll'd ;
While in the sun's meridian ray
He changed his hues in wanton play;
And as the devil, in days of yore,
Deceiv'd our mother Eve before,
So he with charms, and evil eye,
Can lure the lark that soars on high,
Till the lost bird, bewilder'd, flies-
At last she drops, and, flutt'ring, dies.
Ye thoughtless youths, ye maidens fair,
Of Pandemonian songs beware;

Oh tread th' inchanted ground with fear,
And lean upon Ithuriel's spear!
Should Genius lead your devious way,
Through Fancy's flow'ry meads to stray,
May gentle Thomson's rural lays,
So sweetly sung in Nature's praise,
With pious Cowper's verse conspire,
To wake a flame of sacred fire,-

Till every heart with joy shall sing
The Lord's my Shepherd, God, and King!

H. asks our honest opinion of his Poem. He shall have it in one wordtrash!

The author of "The Hall of Saint Clair" has our thanks for the trouble he has taken at our suggestion. In our next Number we shall endeavour to make room for his production.

"The Dying Poet" is, we presume, already dead: we have no wish to disturb his repose. De mortuis, &c.

"The Literary Remains of Andrew Lesmahago, Esq." are very good; but the supply of that species of commodity has so greatly exceeded our demand, that we shall have no occasion to ransack the repositories of the worthy genleman.

To Correspondents.

"The Progress of Life; an Allegory," will appear on some future occa


The short poems with the signature E. do not exactly come up to our standard.

The paper "On the Literary Taste of the Present day," has just been received. We shall communicate our opinion to the author, by a private


The Letter on "Parliamentary Reform” is just received. We have not yet found leisure to peruse it.

From the state of the weather and roads, our "London Theatrical Correspondence" arrived too late for the present Number.

A great number of articles are unavoidably postponed, for which we must crave the indulgence of our friends.


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