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ther of the late Lieut. Col. Inglis Hamilton of the Scots Greys, who fell at the battle of Waterloo.
Dec. 7. At Newburgh, Fife, Mrs Catharine Anderson, relict of the deceased Captain J. Haliburton.
10. At Penzance, in Cornwall, Susanna Weahams, wife of Captain Haliday, Royal Navy.
11. At his seat, Grange Hall, near Rotheram, the Right Hon. Richard Howard, Earl Effingham, F. S. A. His Lordship held the office of Treasurer to the Queen.
16. At Nice, in the 33d year of her age, Mary, wife of Rear-Admiral Foote, and el dest daughter of the late Admiral Philip Patton.
22. At Kirkcaldy, John Briggs, Esq. late of Methill, Fifeshire.
- At Greenhead, Roxburghshire, Geo. Currie, Esq. advocate.
19. At Maxwelton Place, James Kerr, Esq. of Lorn Plantation, parish of St Catharine, Jamaica.
20. At Auchloury, Mrs Isobel Seton, daughter of the late Rev. William Seton, minister of the Episcopal Communion in Forfar, in the 94th year of her age.
Lately, At London, Mr Samuel Horsfall, formerly clerk for 27 years to the Right Hon. William Adam, Lord Chief Commissioner of the Jury Court in Scotland.
At Balbithan, Miss H. Gordon Forbes, second daughter of the late Wm. Forbes, Esq. of Skeilater and Balbithan.
At. Wetherden Parsonage, the Lady
21. At Airdlamont, John Lamont, Esq. of the Hon. and Rev. Henry Leslie. of Lamont.
At Ganjam, in India, Dr James Sibbald, of the Hon. East India Company's service.
29. At Portland Place, Leith, Mr James Sibbald, master of the smack Delight, in the 43d year of his age.
30. At her house, George's Square, Mrs Mary Stephen, relict of Sir John Nucoll, Esq. late of Alloa.
1817. Jan. 2. In the 66th year of his age, Sir Martin Stapylton, Bart. of Myton Hall, in the county of York.
3. At Paisley, Mrs Buchanan of Arden. At his house at Portobello, James Farquharson, Esq. of Inverey.
-In Prince's Street, Edinburgh, Mrs Mary Brown, widow of the Rev. Samuel Brown, of Barharrow, late minister of Kirkmabreck.
4. In the 77th year of his age, Sir Arthur Owen, Bart. He is succeeded in his title by his nephew, William Owen, of the Temple, barrister at law.
5. At St Bernard's Row, Edinburgh, in the 22d year of his age, James, second son of the late Archibald Graham, Esq. banker, Glasgow.
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Edinburgh Literary Miscellany,
FOR FEBRUARY 1817.
With a View of the EDINBURGH CATHOLIC CHAPEL.
Register of the Weather for February,. 82
Critical Notices of Recent Works in
German Literature,....................... Memoirs of the Progress of Manufactures, Chemistry, Science, and the fine Arts, .....
Plan of a Line of Canal upon one Level
List of Standard Works in American
Varieties, Historical and Literary,...... 96
On the Coincidence to be traced be-
ops, and the Exercise of the Catho-
boats between Leith and Greenock,.. 106 On the Advantages of a General Association of Literary Men, Reports of the different public Bodies in Edinburgh, on the proposed. Alteration in the Police Bill,............ 111 Notices of Eminent Persons recently deceased :-Dolomieu-Dr Ramsay, the American Historian-Captain Tuckey-Letter from him,.
New Works published in Edinburgh,.. 134 94 Literary Intelligence,..... ib.
On the Importance of planting an extra
quantity of Early Potatoes this Season, 118 General Remarks on the Weather, &c.
observed at Carlisle in the Year 1816, 119 Second Report of Mr Telford, Civil Engineer, on the intended Edinburgh and Glasgow Union Canal,.... ..... 121 SCOTTISH REVIEW. I. A Series of Discourses on the Christian Revelation, viewed in connection tion with the Modern Astronomy: by T. Chalmers, D.D.,..
II. The Round Table: a Collection of
PROCEEDINGS OF PARLIAMENT.
House of Lords respecting certain
respecting an attack on the Person
153 -of the Jury Court,........ 154 155 Miscellaneous Occurrences,...................................... 156 Damage by Rains, &c.................... Appointments, Births and Marriages, Deaths,......... Stocks and Markets,.........
157 158 ......................................... 159
29 30.31 4.0 51
30 30.32 48 52 31 30.61 42 4.8 Feb. 1 30.61
30.33 40 4.7
4 29.85 40 48
12 29.5 37 40 13 29.85 38 41 14 29.5 32 40
15 29:5 38 40 16 29.71 34 41 17 29.78 40 51 18 29.9 4.1 46 19 29.65 36 4.4. 20 29.5 38 4.0 21 29.41 36 40 22 29.82 32 47 23 29.8 36 40 24 29.8 37 45
0.05 Rain 0.06❘ Snow Clear 0.03 Rain
High Water at Leith for MARCH.
W. 5 3
M. 10 7 19 Tu. 11 8 39 W. 12 10 23
H. M. H.
March 11. Court of Session rises: 20. Day and night equal.
Th. 1311 42 12 11 Fr. 14 12 33 12 55
Tu. 18 2
Th. 20 3
3 58 4 12
Sa. 22 4 26 4 42
57 5 13
6 20 W. 26 7 27
6 49 8 13
Th. 27 9 4 9 56
Fr. 28 10 37 11 15
MOON'S PHASES For MARCH 1817. Apparent time at Edinburgh.
D. H. M.
Full Moon, 3. 1 34 aftern.
Last Quart. 10.
4 51 morn.
EDINBURGH LITERARY MISCELLANY,
For FEBRUARY 1817.
Description of the EDINBURGH
an eye-witness, an officer in the German legion, and from the best works in English, French, and German literature, on the Spanish campaign: Prague, 1816." The present work corresponds very ill to this title-page; out of which the word life ought certainly to have been expunged; altho' the writer would have us believe, that up to this moment the virtue and fame of his hero had been wholly unknown, and that he had sprung upon us at once as a complete Minerva, from the brain of Jupiter: whereas the fact is, that neither the achievements nor the private life of this celebrated commander are secrets to any one. He quotes, as sources of his information, the Quarterly Review, the Edinburgh Annual Register, Rocca's Memoirs of the war of the French in Spain, Sarrazin's history of the Spanish war, Dr Adam Neal's letters from Portugal and Spain, Bolgmann's Travels through Portugal and Spain, and the Moniteur. The fact is, however, that these writings have been little resorted to, and that the work is drawn up almost entirely from the MS. of the Hanoverian officer who served in the Spanish war, and relates almost solely to
Critical Notices of Recent Works in the facts which came under his notice. As his observations, however, appear to be accurate, and his report faithful, this work forms a useful contribution
THE Edinburgh Catholic Chapel was built in 1813, upon a plan of Mr Gillespie, Architect. A greater measure of ornament was introduced into the original plan; but the funds, which were raised partly by subscription, would not admit of such an expense. The dimensions within the walls are 100 feet in length by 52 feet in breadth.
This little Chapel was so much admired, that it has led to the general adoption, throughout the country, of the Gothic style in the architecture of churches. The Catholic Chapel at Glasgow, designed by the same architect, is, we have been told, the most magnificent modern church in Scotland.
The interior is ornamented by a very fine original painting of Vandyke, representing Dead Christ in the lap of the Virgin. The figures are as large as life, and the picture in perfect preservation.
From the German.
"LIFE and Campaigns of Marshal Wellington, Duke of Ciudad Rodrigo. Drawn up from the report of
to the history of the Spanish campaign; only it ought to have been given for what it is, not for a life of
Lord Wellington. He has shewn himself unacquainted with the titles of his hero, in representing him only as a Spanish Duke, whereas he is also Duke of Wellington in Great Britain. The portrait on the titlepage has a distant resemblance; but, after the much superior prints of this subject which have been published, a much better one might have been easily made.
"Be welcome, thou fair futurity," (on New Year's Day 1813.) “The Star of Life shines on us," (Epiphany.) "He who loves God, must take up his cross," (Good Friday.) "Where is thy triumph, oh Death ? and oh Hell, where is thy victory?"
The sermons of M. D. Spiess do not attach themselves to the immediate events of the day, but rather call to recollection those which have already elapsed. This collection of sermons may therefore serve, to the citizens of Frankfort, as a species of religious chronicle of the late eventful years. We recognize throughout, the earnestness, the candid and virtuous zeal of the preacher. The sermons of M. Wille, are similar in object and spirit to those already noticed. A well-meaning man, he studies, in plain unadorned language, to draw instruction and encouragement from the passing events.
"Journal of a Tour through part of Germany, and through Italy, in the years 1804-5, by Eliza Von der Recke. Edited by Counsellor Bottinger. 3 vols. Berlin. 1815." The authoress undertook these travels for the restoration of her health; for which purpose the warm climate of Italy, and the baths of Ischia, appeared likely to be serviceable. Probably the travelling, as travelling, had a considerable influence in her determination. In going from Bayreuth to Rome, she employed nearly three months; in Rome, which she reached on the 8th November 1804, she remained till the 19th May, and she continued from that time till the 15th November 1805 at Naples and Ischia. During all this period, the writing of her journal was never interrupted by any species of indisposi-, tion. Few days pass in vain, and the greater part of the communications, sometimes the easy effusions of an elegant mind, sometimes views and descriptions of external objects of nature, art, of men and their motives of action,
"The New Birth of Germany, published and celebrated in a series of Sermons, through the course of the never-to-be-forgotten year 1813. By Joh. Heinr. Bernh. Dräseke. 1814."
"Thoughts, or Sermons on the events of the year 1813 and 1814. By J. Ch. Spiess. 1815."" Sermons on the events so joyful to our native land, of the years 1813 and 1814. By P. Wille, Preacher in Cassel. 1815." With feeling, with enthusiasm, with warm overflowing eloquence, the first of these preachers animates his countrymen in the glorious resistance which they were then making; awakening, rousing, exhorting, inspiring them to action. These sermons were intended to be publish ed at the very period of the events to which they refer; but this was prevented by the occupation of Hamburgh by the French. The delay is to be regretted, so well are they calculated to inspire their readers with high enterprize, or virtuous shame, to encourage or to console them. One tone breathes through the whole :to love, to labour, to fight, to sacrifice ourselves for our native land, and to find a reward in the approbation of our own conscience, and in the favour of God. If the preacher goes thus through a narrow round of ideas, this cannot be imputed as a blame, since it necessarily arises from the object which he has in view. The tone of these discourses may be guessed from their texts, of which the following are some:- "The measure will soon be full," (on Trinity Sunday 1812.)