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CON TEN T S

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I.-The Spy's Account of Himself.-His Character, Life, and Misfortunes,

Plan of conducting the Work-Causes of a Reviewer's opposite concep-

tions, - . - - - - - - - , - - -

II.-Mr. Shuffleton's Allegorical Survey of the Scottish Poe he present day

-Scott, Campbell,- **** Leyden,

Epitaphs on Living Characters, - -
III.—The Danger of Changing Occupations,—verified in the Life of a Berwick-
shire Farmer, - -

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Elecvon Lady' Roslin

IV.–Story of the Berwick-shire Farmer, continued,-Description of St. Mary's

Lake-Of the War in America, Of the people on the Western Shore of
Lewis,
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m wied_Graham, M·Niel, — Nicol,-
V.-Mr. Shuffleton's Scottish Muses, continued, Graham,- M.Niel.-Nicol,

Gillespie,-Montgomery, -. -

Epitaph on two Living Characters, -
VI.-Life of a Profligate Student-Two Living Characters drawn in his parents, &c.

Elegy on Mrs. Hay of Drumelzier, - - -

VII.-Jenny Lively's Letter on the impropriety of the Ladies withdrawing from

Table The Spy's Remarks-Letter to the Spy on his former Numbers, -

The Fall of the Leaf, - - -

VIII.-Life of a Profligate Student, continued,
IX.- Life of a Profligate Student, continued,.

· Letter to the Spy, inclosing the Battle of Assaye, by Leyden, - -
X.-Mr. Shuffleton's Scottish Muses, continued,-s'homas and Allan Cunning-

ham-Misses Bailey-Bannerman and Stuart-Mrs. Grant-Mr. Walter

Scott tried at the Bar of Posterity,. . . . . . - - -
A Fragment-Epitaph on a Living Character, -:

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XI.-Life of a Profligate Student, concluded-Affecting Story of Mary. Lesly-

Of the Negroes in Jamaica, &c. ...! -
XII.-The Spy's Encounter with John Miller-His Character,

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his character, - - -

Description of a Peasant's Funeral, ..

Poor little Jessy, - - - - - - -

A Fragment, -*: bit . .. -

XIII. Remarks on the Edinburgh Company of Players, .

Dreadful Narrative of the Death of Major MacPherson,

The Druid, .. .. .. .. . : : :

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XIV-A Country Gentleman's visit to Edinburgh-IIis Account of the various
Classes there-Quizzers-Punsters--Story-Tellers, &c. -

105

The Dawn of July, - - . -

111

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Scottish Song, - -

112

XV.-Norman's Letter to the Spy, complaining of his Reception among the Hig

Ranks in Edinburgh, -

113

The Spy's Remarks on the Subjects complained of, -

118

Scottish Song, -

- - - 120

. i : rch Married State-Two

XVI.- Misery of an Old Batchelor-Happiness of the Married State--Two Stories

.. of Love and Courtship, - - - -

121

The Emigrant's Address to the Evening Star,
. XVII.—Metropolitanus's Letter to the Spy on the State of Literature and Literary
Men in London, .'. - .

129

Amusing Story of Two Highlanders, .

132

Maria- A Highland Legend,

134

XVIII.-A Dialogue in the Reading Room-Impossibility of Pleasing every Body, 137

Story of the Host of Lochmaben, - -

142

The Night Gale, - - -

144

XIX.-New Year Paper-Necessity of Reviewing Past Life, &c. -

145

Close of the Year, - -

152

XX.—On the Folly of Playing at Cards, and the Decay of our Ancient Amusements, 153

King Edward's Dream, .

157

XXI.-Duty of Servants and Masters-Characters of Mrs. Peevish and Mrs. Harvey, 161

Address to Mary, - - - - - - - - - ..

168

XXII.-Affecting Narrative of a Country Girl-Reflections on the Evils of Seduction,

169

Will and Davy, a Scotch Pastoral, -

175

XXIII.—The Observer's Account of the Canongate Jail and the Prisoners, with Re-
flections on Imprisonment for Debts, - -

177

The Spy's Remarks on the Subject, -

180

Edmund Hoyle's Defence of Card-Playing, -

The Twa Craws, - - ' -

183

The Papers are all wrong paged from this to the end, but the numbers will direct the readers aright

XXIV.— The Country Laird, a Tale,

The Battle of Busaco, - -

155

XXV.—The Country Laird, continued,

157

XXVI.- The Country Laird, concluded,

201

The Sailor Boy, - -

207

XXVII.-T. M's Letter to the Spy in Answer to the Observer,

210

Glencoe, a Poem, - -

214

XXVIII.—On the Evils of Leaving the Country for the Town-Coroborated in the
History of a Farmer, - - - - - - - - -

217

Address to the Setting Moon, -

224

XXIX.-On the Folly of Anger and Impatience under Misfortunes-Several Living

. Characters Contrasted— Tale of Old Gregory and his Daughter, - sa.. 225

The Auld Man's Farewell to his Little House, - -

231

XXX.-Caution necessary in Chusing a Wife, exemplified in sundry Living Cha-
racters - . - - - - - - - - - - -

233

The Lady's Dream,

238

XXXI.-Satirical Directions to every Class in Edinburgh, in what manner t

the Sabbath,

241

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Moorburn, .

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Border song,

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149

XXIX.-On Characters Con Farewell to his a Wife, exempline.

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303

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XXXII.-C. D.'s Letter to the Spy on the Education of Young Ladies in Edinburgh
Several Living Characters sketched, . .

249

Song w . . : : : : : : :

The Reason Why, . . :

257

XXXIII.— Improprieties in our present Mode of Education of Young Gentlemen, : 258

Poetical Description of Maelstrom, .

264

XXXIV.-Another Letter from C. D. giving an Account of his Visits to several Liter-

ary Ladies in Edinburgh-Their Characters,
XXXV.—Dangerous consequences of the Love of Fame, when iil directed-Exempli-
fied by the remarkable Story of Mr. Bell, . .

273

Solomon's Comical Letter to the Spy, . . .

277

XXXVI.-On the Principle of Curiosity, . .

281

Original Letter of Thomson the Poet, .

283

A Traveller's Letter to the Spy with the Translation of an Ancient Manuscript, 285

Verses composed in a Wood at Even, .

287

Harper of Mull,

288

XXXVII.-Consolations Accruing to Man from the Belief of a particular Providence-
Remarkable Highland Story, .

289
Scottish Song, .

XXXVIII.-The Scots Tutor,

The Forsaken Maid's Lament,

300

Morning,

XXXIX.-Singularity Censured-Ridiculous behaviour of Lewis-Sundry things to be

avoided in Company, .

305

Elegy on a Young Lady,

311

XL.-Malise's Journey to the Trossacks, with a romantic Highland Tale,

313

Macgregor, a Highland Tale, . . . .

318

XLI.-On the Propriety of Young People of both Sexes associating,

Account of J. Ti's Disappointments in Love,

327

XLII.-The Scots Tutor, continued-His Charter or Bill of Rights, &c.

328

The Tear of Sympathy, . . . . . .

336

To Morrow, .

XLIII.—Metropolitanus Letter to the Spy on the Folly of Emigrating to London, 338

On Monumental Honours,

Miss Capias's Letter to the Spy, offering Herself to him in Marriage-The

Spy's Answer,

Regret,

343

To Fame,

XLIV.–Malise's Tour through the Trossacks and Mountains of Bredalbine, concluded, 355

The Admonition,

360

XLV.--History of Two Young Ladies,

353

XLVI.-The Scots Tutor, concluded with the Characters of Lord and Lady Ches-

• terrook and their family, .

362

To the Patriots of Spain, .

367

A Winter Scene,

368

XLVII.--Mankind Proved to be Aiming at something beyond the present—Their

hopes seldom realized by possession—The Character of Burns defended,

Verses by. Burns, . .

376

XLVIII.-Evil Speaking Rediculed by an Allegorical Dream, &c.-Its Injurious Ten-
dèncy_Character of Adam Bryden, .

377
An Ancient Fragment, . .

383

To Miss Helen K

369

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