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An' atween the king an' Douglas in fere There was hirled many a gay propine. ↓ "And lordings all, who sat in hall, ..Staunched feuds and breils ay frae this day,

The king's last word, as I served at board, Was,-Here's to the Lady of Galloway.' They ceased, and auld Walter breathed a prayer,

And sained ** him wi' the holy rood,tt As he looked up to the tower on hie, Where Earl Douglas lay with his yeo. men good.

An' for a' his son could say or do,

At rest auld Walter wadna be; An' his heart misgied tt him at every sound, An' he shook when the leaf fell aff the


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But baith, I trow, stood like the stane, When an unco murmur cam down the dale,

And a voice outowre


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r Liddesdale!" An' lichts were waverin' on the wa', An' shrieks raise loud, and again were still;

When straight they saw Lord Douglases page

Come rinin' down the side o' the hill.

"And O flie, auld Walter !" loud he criedi "O haste, to some place o' shelter rin! For treachery has drowned that castle in blood,

And our lord is murdered an' a' his kin; And we'll soon be sleepin' wi' the lave, f Gin we dinna to a refuge win.".— "O 1 downa gae,” I said auld Walter; I had liefer sleep wi' my lord that's 1 slain;

Wi' eild an' care I can do nae mair, An' I care for naething since he is gane. "But gin I could do as I hae done,

I wad wreak the death of my dear lord; But, alas! I maun lie in a fremmit grave, And my son for me inaun wield my sword.

"Now lay me straight wi' my feet at the

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Scottish Literary Intelligence.


E are happy to announce, that the Second Volume of Mr Chalmers's important national work, entitled CALEDONIA, is in the press, and will speedily be published. The First volume gave the Ancient History of North-Britain: The Second will detail, after an introductory chapter of 26 sections, the local History of its several shires, in a correlative sequence; beginning with Roxburgh, the most southern shire, and proceeding, successively, to Berwick, Haddington, Edinburgh, Linlithgow, Pee bles, Selkirk, Dumfries, Kirkcudbright, Wigton, and perhaps Ayrshire and the local History of each shire will be given in eight distinct sections: 1. Of its Name; 2. Of its Situation and Extent; 3. Of its Na. tural Objects; 4. Of its Antiquities; 5. Of its Establishment as a Shire; 6. Of its Civil History; 7. Of its Agriculture, Manufacture, Trade; 8. Of its Ecclesiastical History; the account of each Shire concluding with a Supplemental State, which contains, in a Tabular form, the Names of the several parishes, and the number of their Ministers, their Extent, and Population in 1755, 1791, and 1801; with the Minister's Stipends, in 1755, and 1798, and their Patrons; form

the third will contain the local history and description of the remaining counties, on the plan stated above. The fourth volume will consist of a topographical dictionary, containing whatever is interesting relative to all places and objects of any importance in this part of the United Kingdom. This volume will be preceded by an Historical View of the different languages spoken in Scotland.

Mr Leyden, late of this city, has executed a very arduous work, published in the tenth volume of the Asiatic Researches, which has not yet come to this country. It is a classification of the Indo-Chinese languages, that is, of the languages of the countries between India and China, and of the Eastern Isles. He has also executed a similar Dissertation on the languages of the Decan, or Hindostan. They are considered, by those who understand these subjects, as extremely valuable, exceeding, in extent of know ledge and combination, any thing of the kind ever attempted. It was a work which the learned had a right to expect from the British nation, which has now gained such a high predominance in India, and Mr Leya den has been happy enough to discharge the debt of his country. It may not be known to all our readers, that Mr Leyden, in consequence of his talents, particularly those of a philological nature, has been raised to a very high situation in the college which the East India company have established at Calcutta, for initiating their servants in the native languages of India.

ing, what Scotland does not now pos- Literary Intelligence, ENGLISH and sess, a sort of Liber Regis.

This great work will be completed,

as we formerly announced, (see Ma


gazine for December 1805,) by the MR POLWHELE, the friend and

publication of two other volumes:

neighbour of the late Mr Whita ker, is employed in collecting the Cor

respondence and Papers of that gentleman, with a view to the publication of his Memoirs in a quarto volume.

Mr Percival Stockdale has in the press Memoirs of his own Life and Writings, and they will make their appearance early in the next year. They will include many interesting anecdotes of the distinguished persons with whom he has been connected. The work will also abound with social, moral, political, and religious observations, and contain a particular account of Marseilles, Gib. raltar, and Algiers, at which places the author resided.

The Rev. John Robinson, of Ravenstonedale, is engaged upon a new work of considerable interest:-a Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical, Dictionary. It will contain a list of all the names of places mentioned in the Old and New Testament, and in the writ ings styled the Apocrypha, in their original characters and true orthography in European letters, with descriptions, meanings, &c.; the names of persons, patriarchs, prophets, &c. printed in the same manner, and accompanied by chro. nological and biographical notices; an account of every religious term, including the doctrines, &c. of the sacred books; an account of the arts, &c. in the ancient world, to which there is any reference or allusion in the Scriptures; of the principal events recorded in ecclesiastical history, including an account of the different sects in the primitive and succeeding ages, of the church; of religious ceremonies, ordinances, institutions, practices, customs, &c.; and critical illustrations of obscure passages in the sacred writings. The whole to comprise whatever is known concerning the antiquities of the Hebrews, and to form a body of scripture history, geo. graphy, chronology, divinity, and ecclesiastical opinions.

The following works are in the press at Oxford :-Scholia in Pindari Carmina, ex edit. Chr. Gott. Heyne, 8vo. Scattergood's Sermons, 2 vols. 8vo.Sophocles, by Brunck, 2 vols. 32m0.Euripides, 32mo.-Eschylus, by Shutz, 2 vols. 8vo. Novum Testamentum, Græc. 32mo.-Thucydides Gr. ex. edit. Dukeri, 2 vols. 8vo.-Q. Horatii Flacci opera, cum Scholiis veteribus castigavit et Notis illustravit Gulielmus Bax.

terus; varias Lectiones et Observz. tiones addidit J. Matthias Gesnerus, quibus et suas adspersit J. Carolus Zeunius, Prof. Gr. Litt. Vitteberg.-Tacitus de Morib. Germaniæ & Vita Agricolæ are printing at Cambridge, with select notes from Brotier, by the Rev. Richard Pelham.

The first part of Mr Hewlett's new Bible will positively appear on the second day of the new year.

On the same day will also appear the first part of a new system of Geography, drawn from original authorities by Dr Smith. The introduction will be written by Mr Pond, and the embellishments will be under the direction of that able artist Mr Craig. Besides maps and other accompaniments, the publishers propose to present to their subscribers a pair of Adams's new nine-inch globes.

Memoirs of Dr Paley, from the pen of a gentleman who was one of his pa rishioners at Bishopwearmouth, will appear in a few weeks.

Mr Arrowsmith has announced a Topographical Map of the Pyrenees, principally taken from the French survey, with considerable additions, extending from Bayonne and Perpignan, in the north, to the mouth of the Ebro and Burgos, in the south; including the provinces of Arragon, Catalonia, Navarre, and Biscay.

Dr Lambe has in the press, Reports on the Effects of a peculiar Regimen on Cancerous Tumours and Ulcers. These Reports will appear early in the ensuing month.

Mr Charles Sylvester, of Derby (late of Sheffield,) has in the press an Elementary Treatise on Chemistry, the plan of which is in many respects ori ginal.

New editions, considerably improved and enlarged, are in the press, of Mr Young's Farmer's Kalendar, Dr Irving's Elements of English Coinposition, Dr Watkins's Scripture Biography, and Mc Cooper's First Lines of Surgery.

Mr Molineux, of Macclesfield, has in the press a new work on short hand, printing on post quarto, entitled, the Short-hand Instructor, or Stenographical Copy-book.

A work on Capital Punishments is in considerable forwardness, which will contain, amongst other articles, extracts


from the writings of Judge Blackstone, Dr Johnson, Beccaria, Sir Thos. More, Montesquieu, and Dr Paley, on this in teresting subject.

Mr Polwhele is printing a new edition of Local Attachment with respect to Home, a poem; as also, the Seventh Portion of the History of Cornwall; and he has completed his History of Devonshire, in three volumes folio.

Mr G. Burnett will speedily publish the Beauties of Milton's Prose, with preliminary Remarks and Criticisms, in two duodecimo volumes. It is the principal object of this work to give an extensive diffusion to the sentiments of Milton, by selecting such of his pieces and parts of pieces, as, from their high merit, deserve, in the main, to have a permanent influence upon the public opinion. The prose compositions of Milton may, with insignificant exceptions, be distributed under three general heads, according as they relate :-To Ecclesiastical Law; 2. To Matrimonial Law; 3. To the Tenure of the Magistrate. All the pieces which have reference to either of these subjects respectively, the editor proposes to arrange together, though written at distant periods, and found in different parts of the author's works. For the rest, the several pieces will be printed in the order of their dates. The principle which he proposes to observe relative to the parts rejected or retained is, to give the political pieces entire, or nearly so, and to abridge the others very considerably. The only prose productions of Milton of much consequence not included in this intend, ed collection, are, his History of Britain, and his Brief History of Muscovy, and, his State Letters, of which, however, a specimen or two will be given.

The Rev. Dr Rees, the learned editor of the New Cyclopedia, has, at length, yielded to the repeated requests of his numerous and respectable congregation, by putting to press two volumes of Sermons, on practical and interesting subjects. They will be published early in the spring.

The Rev. Russel Scott, of Portsmouth, has in the press a Sermon on the New Creation by Jesus Christ.

A volume of Letters from Bishop Warburton, to the late Bishop of Worcester, between the years of 1749 and

1776, is in the press. They were left for publication by the late Bishop Hurd, with the title of, Letters from a late eminent Prelate to one of his Friends.

Mr Thomas Newenham, author of an Inquiry into the Progress and Magnitude of Ireland, is about to publish a View of the Natural, Political, and Commercial circumstances of that country.

It is said that Kotzebue intends to publish a complete edition of all his works in forty volumes.

The improvements making in the fortifications of Cassel, have led to some discoveries relative to the history of the Romans in Germany. In the month of August, the workmen employed in them found five Roman altars consecrated to Jupiter and Juno. Some weeks before, an altar of the same description had been discovered in a high state of preservarion, with a like inscription on it. Only two of these altars bear the date of their erection. One was dedicated A. D. 215, and the other A.D. 242.

The first number of a magnificent work has been published at Leipsic, entitled, "Scenes from the Dramatic Works of Schiller." This work promises to be in Germany what the Shakespeare Gallery was in England.

A magnificent botanic garden has been lately laid out for the school of botany at Naples. It adjoins the Royal Hospital for the Poor, and is situated upon the slope of the mountain of Sainte Marie des Anges.

The grand Bas-relief which adorns the pediment of the Colonnade of the Louvre, has been recently exposed to view. It is described as being the most magnificent piece of modern sculpture to be seen. It is seventy-four feet long by fourteen broad, without including the cornices. It represents the muses celebrating the glory of the hero Napoleon, as protector of the arts, and to wliom France is indebted for the finishing of the Louvre. The collossal bust of the Emperor occupies the upper part of the pediment. It rests upon a pedes tal, at the foot of which is seated the figure Victory, holding palm branches and crowns of laurel. On each hand are the muses divided into two groupes. Minerva invites them to celebrate this new claim to glory in favour of the Emperor. They are 9 feet high each.





Spoken by MRS EDWIN, at the opening of the Theatre Royat. Edinburgh, 3d Dec, 1808. Written by MR PRATT, author of "The Gleanings in England," &c.

OF all the pleasures memory has in store, To give us back the days that are no

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made for joy,

And the great globe itself an infant toy : An endless play-thing, form'd for gay delight,

To catch the fancy, and to charm the sight. Such were the scenes, to recollection dear, ́ When new to life I took my pastime here; In tenderest age, unknown the drama's laws,

My little heart swell'd high at your applause: These well-remembered boards I proudly trode,

A goddess I, and You her guardian god; All my young fears were turn'd to hopes by you,

While yet a child those hopes to rapture

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O how remembrance, after many a year,
Seems to restore the wreath I gather'd here;
I feel the flowrets that compos'd them now,
Feel, that you fix'd them on my baby brow;
The garland wove by you so fresh and fair,
Where'er I rov'd has been my constant care;
Ev'n as the nurseling of a mother's breast,
How have I tried to save it! how caress'd!
And, O fond thought, if I dare hope, its

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Should seem to you a not ill-cultur'd flow'r,

Mrs Edwin first appeared on the Edinburgh stage at four years old.

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On THOMAS DUNMORE BROWN, aged seventeen months:

An uncommonly fine child, who died at NEW-HALL, near PENTLAND HILLS, from an illness of only eight hours, at 2 P. M. on Monday Sept. the 19th, 1808; after visiting his Grave, in a Grove near MARY'S BOWER on the NORTH ESK.

THE woods their foliage now resign,

Tossed by the wild inconstant blast;
Yet shall the silent pace of time
Bring back the smiling spring at last,
Kind nature's promise to complete,

Their cheering verdure she'll renew;
She'll nurse them with her genial heat,
And bathe their buds in virgin dew.
But thou! young tenant of the tomb!

In vain to thee shall spring return; Though all her sweets around thee bloom, They cannot cheer thy clay-cold urn. Where's now the bloom that on thy cheek

Vied with the vermeil rose's dye? The tongue how mute, that prattled sweet! How dark, the brightly beaming eye! Deep is thy slumber, lovely shade!

No plaint of woe can reach thy ears In earth's cold bosom lowly laid,

Thou canst not see soft pity's tear. Vain 's every wish, by fancy form'd!" No frantic mother's cries avail! By death's dead ear all prayers are scorn'é, And sport the echo of the vale. Yet, shall the pensive child of song,

Who loves the lonely, woodland glade, Oft mourn thy fate, the boughs amongs When twilight spreads her soothing shade. Yes!--There, shall Memory's magic pow'r Again thy glowing tints revive; Thy pleasing manners, near the bower; Thy beauties long preserve alive.

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