gress and present state of the fine, as well as of the useful, artsand to preserve a faithful journal of foreign and domestic occur. rences ;-these are objects which, with many others of a nature too miscellaneous to be particularly enumerated, they confidently expect to fulfil, with a success not attained by any similar work hitherto attempted in this country.

The work will now be entitled, “THE EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, and LITERARY MISCELLANY, being a new series of the Scots MAGAZINE," and will be published monthly. The Magazine bearing the former title, was in 1804, incorporated with the Scots MAGAZINE, and the two united have since been published under the title of the Scots MAGAZINE AND EDINBURGH LITERARY MISCELLANY. It will contain Six Sheets of Letter-Press, and, being printed in a closer manner, will comprise in each number nearly double the present quantity of matter. The Price will be Two Shillings. This moderate addition is rendered unavoidable by the enlargement of the plan and the improvement of the materials ; nor is there now any publication of the kind which is sold at a lower rate.

August 1817.





Rooiiter of the Weather for January,... III. The Poetic Mirror; or the Living

High Water at Leith for February ..... ib. Bards of Britain .......

| Architectural Description of the New

Episcopal Chapel, Princes Sireet ,.... 3 New Works published in Edinburgh,.. 51

Report of the Edinburgh Institution for Literary Intelligence, ........

the, Ercouragemeni of Sacred Music, 5 Memoirs of the Progress of Manufac-

General View of the Measures taken

tures, Chemistry, Science, and the

for the Relief of the Labouring Clas-

fine Arts,


ses in Edinburgh; with some Notices


on the same Subject from Glasyon Verges recited on the 25th January

and Aberdeen,..


1817, being the Birth-day of Burns, 55

Monthly demoranda in Natural His- Lines, written in the ruined Chapel at



Balcarres, 31st October 1816,........ 56

Account of the remarkable Case of

Auld Age and Young ne'er gree the.

Margard Lydl, who remained in a . gither.......... .......

state of Sleep nearly Six Weeks...... 13 Verses to a Young Lady,..... ib.

Meteorological Table of the Weather

for 1816, kept at Gordon Castle, 16


Epitaphs and Sepulchral Inscriptions... 17 Interesting Extract from the Sydney

Proceedings of the Caledonian Horti.

Gazette, relative to the newly-disco-

cultural Society,....


vered Country to the West ward of

Origin of Fountain Worship, ..... 21 the Blue Mountains, in New South



Receipt and Expenditure of the Edin.

burgh Charity Workhouse, from 1st

Account of a dreadful Massacre, by the

Jaly 1815, to 1st July 1816,.......... 23

New Zealanders, of British Seamen, 58

On the Standard to be adopted for the

North America The President's Mes.

Regulation of Weights and Measures, 24

sage to both Houses of Congress,.... 59


On the Poetry of Scott and Byron : from

South America,...............................

the French,.........

East Indies,........



West Indies, ................................


Present State of Poetry in Germany,... 27



Table of Abbreviation of the different

Orders of Kpighthood...........



Russia, Germany, Italy............

Obces and Residence of the Scottish

Domestic Intelligence.- Trial of the

London Rioters,.............

Members of the House of Commons, ib.

Outlines of a Plan for the Encourage-

Meetings for Parliamentary Reform,... ib.

meot of the Fine Arts,



Melancholy Shipwreck,

Particulars of the Failure of the Expe-


dition up the River Congo,............ 33 Proceedings of the High Court of Jus.

Biogtaphical Notice of the late Right "ticiary, ....,


Hioni. Earl Stanhope ............. 36 Visit of the Russian Prince Nicolas to

Financial Statements for 1816 and 1817, 39 Edinburgh...........


College of Edinburgh,



Shop Tax..........


1. Observations on the Prospectus of Relief of Workmen out of Employment, 77

the Proposed Union Canal............. 42 Appointments, ...


IL Dymuck': School Editions of Ovid Births, Marriages, and Deaths,.......... 79

and Casar,

44 Stocks and Markets,........




STATE OF THE BAROMETER, &c. From December 26, to January 25, 1817, in

the vicinity of Edinburgh.



7 44


High Water at Leith for

February Days.

Alorn. Even.

H. M. H. M. Sa.

1 1 50 2 12 Su. 2 2 33

55 M. 3 3 16 3 96 Tu. 4 3 57 4 17 W. 5 4 37 4 57 Th. 6 5 18 39 Fr. 7 6 2 6

23 Sa. 8 6 47 7

15 Su. 9

8 21 M. 10 9 1 9 48 Tu. 110 33 11 16 W. 12 | 11 55 | 12 25 Th. 13 | 12 52 Fr. 14 1 16 1 97 Sa. 15 1 56 2 15 Su. 16 2 31 2 48 M.“ 17 3 3 3 18 Tu. 18 3 33 3 50 W. 19

4 3 4 18 Th. 20 4 32 45 Fr. 21

5 1 5 16 Sa. 22 5 31 5 50 Su. 23

6 8 6 28 M. 24 6 53 7 21 Tu. 25 7 53

8 43 W. 26 9 37 110.

26 Th. 27 | 11 7111 45 Fr. 28 | 12 16 12 42

Barom. Thermom. | Rain. Weather. 1816.

M N. 1. P. Dec. 26 29.1 36

0.08 Rain 29.4


42 0.03 Snow
28 29.81 35 40 0.81
29 | 29.41


30.2 27 35 1817. 31 30. 36

Cloudy Jan. 1 29.35 38 43 0.04 Rain 2 29.3 40 44

3 29.51 36 40
4 | 29.2 37 40 0.4 Rain
5 29.61


40 0.31 Snow 6 | 29.5 34


Clear 7 | 30.41 31

43 8 30.41 40


Cloudy 9 | 30.5 40 42

Clear 10 | 30.5 40 41 11 30.5 42 43 12 30.2 44 45 13 | 29.5 37 45 0.02 Showers 14 29.21 30 38

Clear 15 29.41

26 35 16 29.1 30

36 0.3

Snow 17 28.9 36 42 0.05 Rain : 18 29.

Clear 19 29.2 32 40 0.01 20 28.91 34 | 45 0.03 Showers 21 | 29.35 | 33 44 0.02 Snow 22 | 29.35 38 40 0.05 Rain 23 | 29.55 | 39 | 42 0.41 24 30.2 40 44 0.15 25 | 30.151 41


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For FEBRUARY 1817. Apparent time at Edinburgh.

D. H. M. Full Moon, 2. 2 16 morn. Last Quart. 8. 7 48 even. New Moon, 16. 420 morn. First Quart. 24. 8 28 morn.

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February 2. Candlemas.

24. Duke of Cambridge bosn. (1774.)

Scots Magazine,



For JANUARY 1817.

Architectural Description of the New sent building in Edinburgh, are, in EPISCOPAL CHAPEL, Princes Street. this respect, highly worthy of notice.

But Bishop Sandford's Chapel, in TO THE EDITOR,

particular, will have a splendid apSir,

pearance, and from its delightful situIT is pleasant to see antiquity re-ation, will produce an imposing effect

vired, and the taste for Gothic on the mind of the beholder. Stand. architecture renewed. It recalls to ing at the end of one of the finest our minds the times of old, when all terraces in Britain, (with Lord Nelthose venerable Cathedrals and Ab- son's monument, and the governor's beys, which are such splendid monu- house full in view) like a venerable Dents of the taste and wealth of our Cathedral with its Gothic spire, it farefathers, and which still form the will meet, in majesty, the eye of the richest and noblest displays of archi- spectator, at a considerable distance, tectore, of which this or any other whether he approach it by Princes country can boast, were standing Street, or the Lothian Road. It complete in all their magnificence, will

besides form a happy combination rhort by the band of time or of vio- with the beautiful spire of St Cuth1

nce, and frequented by generations, bert's Church, to which it is conti. 1 -bich, with all their pomp and splen- guous, and also with the dome of St I dour, have passed away. We, who George's, which, situated to the one are now acting our parts on the stage side, raises its majestic head above the of time, must soon follow, and gene- neighbouring edifices. It will thus rations yet unborn sball view with form a grand termination to that ro

milar feelings those sacred edifices mantic vale, which the stupendous rock which our hands have reared. of the Castle overhangs in awful majes.

This city deserves great praise for ty, and which separates the wild, irThat zeal which it has, of late, so re. regular, and elevated masonry of the i arkably displayed, in erecting new oid Town, from the beautiful, regular, aces of public worship, and in the and moderate buildings of the New. od taste with which they are plan- This singular and contrasted group ied. The two Episcopal Chapels in of objects, together with the unrivalche Gothic style, which are at pre- led and picturesque scenery which,


on every side, crowds upon the view, side, and in the fore-wall, immediatewill be fully displayed to the eye of ly over the two doors in the south the spectator, and cannot fail to raise side, is relieved by tastefully execuin his mind the most delightful emo- ted niches, whose canopies and pedestions.

tals, particularly those that are proBishop Sandford's Chapel will be minent in the fore-wall in the north an elegant Gothic building, from a side, are richly carved and embellishdesign of William Burn, Esq. Ar- ed with leaves, &c. in relievo. The chitect. Its general form is that of niches in the outer-wall in the southa parallelogram, running east and side, are exactly similar to those in west, with a projection in front. The the inner wall in the north side, and length will, I believe, be about 109 equally richly decorated. The corfeet ; tbe breadth 66 feet; the height responding ornaments in the second of the body of the church more than wall, south side, appear to be two 50 feet; the beight of the altar wiu- small niches, resembling those contidow will be nearly 30 feet; the spire guous to the larger ones; but not so is, I understand, to be 150 feet high. finely executed. The tops of all the It stands upon a basement of rubble buttresses of the inner wall, and of work, which is raised considerably those at the corners of the fore-wall, above the ground, particularly on the are decorated with crockated pinnasouth side; and around which a ter- cles, that end in finials, which have race is to be built, which will add a fine effect. The intermediate butgreatly to its appearance. Like build- tresses of the lower wall are crowned ings of the same description, it is ex. with ornaments, which have a strikternally divided on both sides, from ing resemblance to cocked-hats. At east to west, into compartments by the west end of the chapel there is a buttresses of equal dimension, betwixt considerable square projection, each wbich, except the two last, are placed corner of which is adorned by a beauGothic windows, which are divided tiful buttress, which at present is carby stone mullions, and spread in the ried to an equal height with the inner top into beautiful variations. Imme. wall. The lower part of this projecdiately above these windows, the wall tion is graced with a magnificent terminates with a cornice, and sort of Gothic door, whiclr forins the princibattlement, from which springs the pal entrance into the Chapel. This lowest roof, till it meets the second or gate, like tbat of the Roman Catholic inner wall, which rises from thence Chapel, is beautifully arched, and for a number of feet; and, in like tastefully ornamented with crockets, manner, with the fore or lower wall, which run up the back of the mouldis divided by small square projections, ings, that meet in an acute angle, at or buttresses, between which, except a considerable distance above the top the two last, as before, are placed of the door, and wbich terminate in a small Gothic windows intersected rich knot of flowers, resembling the with one stone mullion below, and blossoms of the Euphorbium. Over two in the top. The wall tben ter. the door is placed another Gothic minates with a cornice, and numerous window, similar in its mullions to the small sharp angular ornaments, or rest. The space betwixt the projecturrets, corresponding to the battle, tion and the corper abutnients, on both ments of the lower wall, from which side, is divided by buttresses of equal springs the highest roof. The space dimensions with the lateral ones, but betwixt the two last buttresses on a which are continued to the height of level with the windows, both in the the inner wall, though diminisbing lower and inner walls on the north their compass, after being adorned at


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