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ten days. Some hogs which ate of the flesh of the Dec. 2. At Eackhill of Carberry, near Musselcow also died

burgh, Mis Susannah Spalding, wise of Mr Alex. Sept. 21. At Kingston, Jamaica, Mr Richard Vernor. Syme, Captain of the Adeona of Dumfries, and - At Campfield, Wm. Scott, Esq. of Campfield. third son of John Syme, Esq. of Ryedale.

3. At Edinburgh, Mr John Caird, many years 29. At George Town, Demerary, Colin Camp Surveyor of Taxes in this city. bell, Esq. of Good Success, Issequibo.

5. At Peterhea!, John Forbes, M.D. Nov. 9. At Dundee, Dr Andrew Ross, physician, - At Glasgow, Boyu Dunlop, Exq. aged 71.

At Grangemouth, Robert Wood, shipmaster, 17. At Glasgow, Mr George Mercer, merchant, Dunbar. aged 39.

– At his house in Merion Square, Dublin, Wil18. At Selkirk manse, Mrs Robertson, wife of liam Jameson, Esq. Lieut.-Colonel Thomas Robertson, of the Bengal 6. At Peterhead, Mr James Anderson, sen. mer. engineers.

chant there. 19. At her house in Stirling, Miss Jaffray, Glas- - At Retreat, by Dunbar, Thomas H. Coles, singall.

Esq. after a long and painful illness, which he sus20. At Dunkeld, Mr Charles Leslie, surgeon, tain.d with great patience and resignation. R.N. aged 42.

7. At his house, in Hannover Street, Dr Andrew 21. At Stranraer, Mr Thomas Baird, merchant, Wardrop. Aged 82 years.

- At Burrowmuirhead, Lieut. Edward Wight22. At Leith, Mrs Rebecca Wightman, aged 92. man, of the royal marinus.

- At Abbotshall manse, Dr James Whytt, for- - At Stoke Newington, John Aiken, M.D. &c. merly of Charles Street, Edinburgh.

in his 76th year; a man whose literary life was de - At Speddoch Mill, Holywood, at an advanced voted, with unleviating consistency, to the sopage, Mrs John Callender, daughter of the late Dr port of moral truth, and the best interests of man. James Callender, and grand-daughter of the late kind. Rev. James Hill, Kirkpatrick, Durham. Mrs Cal- 8. At Newbyth, Miss Sidney Baird,

daughter of lender had children, grandchildren, and great the late William Baird, of Newbyth, Esq. grandchildren, amounting to 15.

9. At Dundee, Alexander Riddoch, Esq. of Black 23. Mrs Jane Fleming, relict of the late William Lunan, in the 70th year of his age. Ar ridiloch Scott, Esq. formerly of Madeira.

repeatedly held the office of chief Magistrate of 24. At Achairn, in the parish of Wick, in the Dundee, and was for many years one of the de100th year of his age, Mr Wm. Mackay, late tacks- puty Lieutenants of Forfarshire. man of Achoul, Strathnaver.

- At Dumfries, the Rev. Samuel M‘Knight, 23. At Peterhead, John Harlaw, Esq. aged 80. after a lingering illness.

26. At Dumfries, after a short illness, Colonel - Dr Henderson, of Westertown, deeply regretArente Schulyer De Peyster, at the advanced age, ted by a numerous circle of friends it is believed, of 96 or 97 years. For more than 10. At Inverness, Mrs Jane Fraser, widow of the fourscore years he held the Royal commission, late Hugh Fraser, Esq. of Struy, in the oth year and in the course of the long and active career,

of her age. commanded at Detroit, Michelimackinac, and - At his residence at Walton, the Right Hon. other parts of Upper Canada, during the most Charles, Earl of Tankerville, Baron Ossulston, stormy period of the American war, and among &c. dc. He is succeeded in his titles and estates nations not only fierce and savage, but decidedly by his son Charles Augustus, Lord Ossulston, hostile to the British Government.-Among his Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed. other services, the late Colonel de Peyster at one - At Auchindinny Mill. Mrs Agness Aikman, time commanded the garrison at Plymouth, and wife of Mr George Laing, paper manufacturer. while discharging that duty, had occasion to be 11. At Port-Glasgow, Charles Anstruther, Esq. introduced to the Prince of Wales, then, it is pre- merchant. sumed, a very young man. This circumstance 12. At Mill of Allardyce, rear Bervie, Mr Rohis Majesty perfectly remembered, and while con- bert Milne, farmer, in the 924 year of his age; versing with the Marquis of Queensberry, during an!, at Bervie, on the 7th current, Mrs Barclay, his late visit to Scotland, he very kindly inquired his sister, aged 91. It is remarkable that Mr Milne, whether his old friend the Colonel was still alive. in the course of his long life, never slept out of His Lordship replied in the affirmative, and at the his own house but one night, on which occasion same time stated, that nothing but the advanced he had come to Falkirk tryst to purchase cattle, age and growing infirmities of his spouse had pre- and returned home to the neighbourhood of Bervented him from visiting Holyrood on so inte. vie next day. resting an occasion.“ Well," said his Majesty, - At Edinburgh, Mrs L. F. Kennedy, rclict of “I am very sorry for it; they were always loving, Licut.-Col. Kennedy, of the 19th light diragoons. and now must be a truly venerable couple, for one 14. At her house, Prince's Street, Edinburgh, of the oldest things I remember is having danced Mrs Maitland, widow of the late Major Robert Monimusk with Mrs de Peyster."

Maitland, and daughter of the late Nathaniel Gora 27. John Dun Stewart, Esq. of Tonderghie. don, Esq. of Whitehill, Lanarkshire.

28. At Bath, Don Francisco Antonio Zea, Mini- - At Bailieston House, Archibald ('oats, Esq. ster of the Columbian Republic. His health had 15. At Burnfoot, parish of Stapleton, Cumberbeen in a declining state for more than 12 months. land, Mr George Forster, at the great age of 103.

- At Dublin, the Hon. and Rev. L. Hely Hut- He retained his mental faculties to the last, and chinson, youngest brother of the Right Hon. the was so little failed in bodily powers as to assist in Earl of Donoughmore.

gotting in the late harvest. Above 40 years ago At 66. Great King Street, Edinburgh, Mrs he was a grocer and spirit-dealer in Newcastle: Eleanor Roper, spouse of Mr John Paton, builder, and on that account was called the “ Old Mer in the 45th year of her age. Her death has de- chant" till his death. Though addicted to the use prived eleven children of an affectionate parent, of anlent spirits, he never experienced sickness in and a numerous acquaintance of a sincere friend. his life.

- At London, Sarah, wife of Captain Edmund 16. At Cweford, Mr James Waterston, farmer. Buchan Craigie, of the Bengal Establishment. -- At Brompton, William Henry Days, Esq. se.

30. At Edinburgh, George Winton, Esq. archi- cond Lieutenant-Colonel of the marires quarlare tect.

at Chatham. At Muirhead of Piteullo, James Walker, Esq. 17. At Scuthampton, aged 26, Charles K. Voung. of Muirhead.

Esq. son of the late Professor Young of Glasgow. Dec. 1. At Provan Place, Glasgow, Mr John - At Colinton Bank, Jaraca Weldell, Esq. Stenhouse, merchant, in the 80th year of his age. Pendriech.

-- At Burntisland, Charles Stewart, late master --- At Dunfermline, Mr John lluitan, waiter. of his Majesty's revenue cutter Princes Royal. -ilt Cururock, the Her, David Hiin.

-- At Brechin, George Anderson, Esq. writer - At Glasgow, Jr Robert Streng, merchant. there.

19..1: Edinburgh, W m. Jobson, I.-7. of Loxho.e. - At Edinburgh, Hugh Hutchinson, surgeon, 2. this resilence Rane'agh llouse, Chelses, in R. N.

th, Chh var of luiste, Geneial Wilford, Colones -- At Edinburgh, Mr D. Thomson, tobacconist. of the 7th dragoon guas

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EDINBURGH MAGAZINE,

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LITERARY MISCELLANY,

BEING A NEW SERIES OF

The Scots Magazine.

FEBRUARY 1823.

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History of the Peninsular War. By Memoirs of the Lives and Characters Robert Southey, L. L. D. Poet

of the Right Honourable George Laureate, &c. &c.common.com. 208 Baillie of Jerviswood, and of Lady Waddington and Hanbury's Travels Grisell Baillie. Ry their daughter, in Ethiopia..mmm.

Lady Murray of Stanhope.......... 129 Characters of certain Scottish AdvoEarl and Countess of Derby_Peveril of the Peak.com

145 Journal of a Tour in France, SwitzerEly and Oswald, or the Emigration land, and Italy, in 1819, 20, and

from Stürvis : a Tale of the Gri- 21. By Marianne Colston.com 231 sons, (concluded)...ma mancan.room. 153 Stanzas to Greece.....

236 The Pilgrims of the Desart........... 164

LITERARY INTELLIGENCE. A Day in the Country...

166

Works preparing for Publication..... 237 Travels in Georgia, Persia, Armenia,

Monthly List of New Publications. 238 Ancient Babylonia, &c. during the years 1817,1818, 1819, and 1820.

MONTHLY REGISTER. By Sir R. K. Porter, (concluded) 172 Foreign Intelligence.com.mmm. 239 Memoirs of George Heriot, Jeweller British Chroniclemaanand

247 to King James VI.; with an His- Promotions.-Course of Exchange. torical Account of the Hospital Bankrupts.mo.

250 founded by him at Edinburgh. 184 Meteorological Tablecomom

251 Characters omitted in Crabbe's Parish Agricultural Reportmana

ib. Register, No. VI.................... 185 Markets.......

252 Stanzas to Greece................roman.com 195 Obituary..

253 Anonymous Literature, No. III...... 196 Births and Marriages...........caro. 254 The Inquisition.......................... 206 Deathscéan..

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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 Show 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 main. We have much pleasure in giving a place here to his lines

ON LORD BYRON'S POETRY.
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 twind his way through Eden's bow'rs;
In various shades of burnish'd gold,
Purple and green, he graceful rollá;
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 wordtrask!

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 Poetis, we presume, already dead: we have no wish to disturb his repose. De mortuis, &c.

" The Literary Remains of Andrew Lesmahugo, 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 gento Correspondents.

leman.

The paper

The Progress of Life ; an Allegory,” will appear on some future occasion.

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

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

The Letter on Parliamentary Reformis just received. We have not yet found leisure to peruse it.

From the state of the weather and roads, our London Theatrical Core respondencearrived too late for the present Number.

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

Erratum.
Page 165, line 7 from bottom, for

And dark at noon their slumbers, read
And dark at noon their slumbers be.

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