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SCOTS MAGAZINE,

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Edinburgh Literary Miscellany,

For APRIL 1808 :

With a view of DREGHORN CASTLE.

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CONTENTS:
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Page Register of the Weather for April,. 242

POETRY. High Water at Leith for May ib. Co at of the Romans with the CarDescription of Dreghorn Castle,

243

thaginian Elephants at the Battle Proceedings of the Wernerian Natu of Cannæ, .

286 ral History Society,

ib. Inscriptions in a small Garden in the -Mineralogical Queries,-England, neighbourhood of Edinburgh, 287 Scotland, .

Mary Gray, Song,

288 Character of Will Wimble, in the Epigram,

ib. Spectator,

245

MONTHLY REGISTER. Remarks on Dunipate,

. ib. Proceedings of Parliament, 289 Monthly Memoranda in Natural His

-House of Lords,

ib. tory,

247
-Orders in Council,

290 Memoirs of the Progress of Manu.

Orders of Council,

• 291 factures, Chemistry, Science, and

-The Danish Navy,

ib. the Fine Arts,

-Orders in Council,

293 Population of the different Counties

-Places in Reversion, Abolition in Scotland, according to the Re.

Bill,

294 turn of 1801, 249 Danish Expedition,

ib. Tour thro' the Highlands, and other

Danish Prizes

ib. parts of Scotland, in May and June

Historical Affairs,

295 1807, .... 250 America

ib. On the Love of Glory, from the

Portugal,
French of Thomas, .
Account of Books which have been

France,

ib. committed to the Flames, suppres.

Sweden,

298 sed, or censured, 257 - Proclamation,

ib. On the present Nomenclature of

Declarations of Denmark and Prussia, 301 Trades and Professions,

261
Russia,

ib. Singular Antiquities found in North

Naval Intelligence, . .

ib. America, .

263

-Loss of the Caledonia Smack, 305
Account of the Arts and Manners of
Ancient Egypt, . .

Domestic Intelligence,
266
Court Martial,

307 SCOTTISH REVIEW.

Trial of Liçut. Gen. John Whitelocke, ib. Chalmers' Caledonia: or, AnAccount, Scottish Chronicle,

313 Historical and Typographic, of -Administration of Justice, ib. North Britain, from the most an

254 Spain,

296 297

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-Civil Appointments,

314 cient to the present times, ... 273 Military Appointments,

ib. New Works published in Edinburgh, 283 Marriages,

315 Scottish Literary Intelligence, 284 -Births,

316 Literary Intelligence, English and Deaths, .

317 Foreign, ib. -Stocks and Markeis,

32 Stat

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State of the BAROMETER, in inches and decimals,

and of Farenheit's THERMOMETER, in the open air, taken in the morning before sun-rise, and at noon; and the quantity of rain-water fallen, in inches and decimals, from March 26. to April 25. 1808, in the vicinity of Edinburgh.

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Baroin. Thermom. Rain. Weather. March

N. In. Pts. 26 30.15 | 36 39 0.1 Snow 27 30.18 34 34

Cloudy 28 30.27 34 40

Ditto 29 | 30.29 30 43

Clear 30 30.21

43

Cloudy 31 30.1 54

0.01 Snow 29.84 34

41

0.02 Ditto 29.85 26 41

Clear 3 29.64 37 48

Ditto 29.12, 41 51 0.04 Rain 5 29.04 | 43 45 1.71 Clear 6 29.09 34 41

Ditto
29.78
48

Ditto 8 29.7839

48

Ditto 9 80.2

37
47

Ditto 10

30.15 43 58 0.03 Showers 11 30.15 42 53

Clear 12 30.1341 57

Ditto 13 30.13

Ditto 14 30.05 46 55 0:04 Showers 15 29.95 | 41

48

Clear 16 30.1 30 46

Ditto 17 30.15 34 42 0.56 Snow 18 30.04 27

40 0.02 Ditto 19 29.42 30 38 0.01 Ditto 20 29.51 | 34 48

Clear 29.55 29 41 0.51 Snow

29.33 36 40 0.01 Ditto 23 29.7 36 43

Cloudy 24 29.81 38 45

Ditto 25 29.95 37 48

Ditto

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High Water at LEITH
For MAY 1808.

Moro. Even Days. H. M. H. M. Su. 1 6 25 6 51 M. 2 7 16 7 41 Tu. 3 8 6 8 32 W. 4 8 57 9 22 Th. 5 9 47 10.13 Fr. 6 10 39 11 5 Sa. 7 11 32 11 59 Su. 8

0 27 M. 9 0 56 1 25 Tu. 10 1 57 2 26 W.11 2 57 3 27 Th.12 3. 58

4 28 Fr. 13 4 58 5 27 Sa. 14 5 55 6 21 Su. 15 6 48 7 13 M.. 16 7 38 8 1 Tu. 17 8 24 8 46 W. 18 9 8 9 29 Th. 19 9 51 10 12 Fr. 20 10 33 10 54 Sa. 21 11 15 11 36 Su. 22 ll. 58 M. 23 0 19 043 Tu. 24 1 6 1 29 W. 25 1 53 2 17 Th. 26 3 42 3 7 Fr. 27 3 32 3 58 Sa. 28 4 23 4 48 Su. 29 5 13 5 38 M. 30 6 3 6 28 Tu.31 6 52 7 17

MOON's PHASES

For Max 1808. Apparent time at Edinburgb.

D. H. M.

First Quart. S. 4. 30. afters. Full Moon, 10. 7. 27. morn. Last Quart. 17. 6. 50. morn. New Moon, 25.11. 7. morn.

Quantity of Rain, 3.04

OBSERVATIONS.
May 1. Union between Scotland and England, commenced 1707.

9. Jamaica taken by the English, 1655.
- 12. Court of Session meets,

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THE

Stots Magazine,

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EDINBURGH LITERARY MISCELLANY,

FOR APRIL 1808.

Description of DREGHORN CASTLE. ces, acclivities and summits of single With a View.

mountains, and also he characters

of mountain - ranges and mountainTHE frontispiece to this Magazine groupes : and the colouring affords 2

exhibits a view of that splendid true and harmonious representation of mansion, Dreghorn Castle, the resi- the alternation, extent, and relative dence of Alex. Trotter, Esq. late of position of the different rocks that apthe Navy Pay Office. It lies about pear at the surface. Professor Jamefour miles to the south-west of Edin son at the same time laid before the burgh, and is built upon a Gothic de- Society a series of Mineralogical Quesign by that eminent architect Mr ries which he had drawn up, with the Elliot.

view of directing the attention of miThe part completed is, we have neralogists to the particular objects been informed, only about a fourth pointed out by them. part of the original and complete plan. Having been favoured with a copy Some part of the old edifice is still re- of these queries, we shall here commaining, as will be observed in the municate them to our readers. plate.

MINERALOGICAL QUERIES.

England. Proceedings of the WERNERIAN NA "1. Does the granite of Cornwall TURAL HISTORY SOCIETY. belong to the oldest or the newest gra

nite formation ; or do both formations AT T the last meeting of the Wer- occur in that county?

nerian Natural History Society, 2. Is the shorl-rock of Cornwall Professor Jameson read an account of disposed in an unconformable and o& method of constructing and colour- verlying position, in regard to the ing Mineralogical Maps. We can- older primitive rocks; if this be its not give a satisfactory account of this position, on what rock or rocks does it paper without drawings. We shall rest, and what are its other geognostherefore only observe, that maps exe. tic relations? cuted according to this plan shew disa 3. Does the serpentine of Cornhactly the figure of the cliffs, terça. wall belong to the first or second ser

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