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April 28. At Calcutta, James Philip December 1. At Montrose, Mary Ruperta Inglis, Esq.

Smith, wife of the Rev. Mr George Cowie, May 4. At Calcutta, Dr James Camp- Montrose. bell. Dr Campbell was third son of the 2. At Hamble, Hants, Admiral Billy lata John Campbell, Esq. cashier of the Douglas, in his 67th year. Royal Bank, Edinburgh.

At Edinburgh, Mrs Margaret Grant, June. At Fort William, East Indies, relict of the Rev. Lewis Grant, late miniwhere he remained confined 17 years, 3 ster of Ardchattan. months, and 4 days, on account of his trea At Wauchope, Ann Scott, aged four cherous murder of Mr Cherry, and others, years and nine months ; and on the 6th, at Benares, the famous Vizier Ally; his Charles Scott, aged three years and six age was only 36.

months, children of Walter Scott, Esq. October 9. At Grenada, Samuel Harri 3. At Edinburgh, Mrs Lindsay, relict son, Esq. Deputy-Assistant-Commissary- of the Rev. William Lindsay, minister of General to his Majesty's forces, aged 21. Kilmarnock.

14. In Jamaica, Neil Snodgrass, Esq. At St Andrew's, Mrs Jane Tod, late of Paisley.

wife of William Fernie, Esq. of New. November 3. At Quebec, Colonel Myers, grange. Quarter-Master-General in North America, 6. At Dornoch, aged 92, Miss Margaret an officer universally esteemed.

Gordon, sister of the late Sir John Gordon 18. At Mauchline, My John Mair, in of Embo, Bart. the 105th year of his age. To a masculine 7. At Waterford, Ireland, Alderman Si. understanding he united poignant wit, ge- mon Newport. He was the oldest member nuine humour, and a rare vivacity. As a of the common council, and consequently teller of stories, he was almost without an the father of the city of Waterford. He equal. His mental energies and bodily was also one of the oldest commercial men strength continued unimpaired until shortly in Ireland. He had completed the age of before his death. He was born in the pa- 90 years, having been born on the Ilth of rish of Galston, in March 1713.

November 1727. 19. At Tranent Lodge, aged 79, Mr In London, aged 63, Vice-Admiral William Wood, late of Gifford. What is William Bligh, F. R. S. of Farningham worthy of remark, Mr Wood was among House, Kent. the first who introduced the two-horse 9. At Lossit, Hector Macneal of Ugaplough into East Lothian.

dale, Esq. 22. Of typhus fever, at Belle Cottage, Mr Cuthbert Mills, of the Low Lights, Ireland, Pierce Frederick Blair, Esq. bro. Shields, ship-owner, aged 92. He was with ther of the late Sir D. Blair. His fortune, Rear-Admiral Hawke on the famous 14th consisting of £22,000, in Government se of October 1747, and was accounted one of curities, he bequeathed to his four nieces; the most intrepid seamen in that glorious the recension of his beautiful cottage, in the but running fight. county of Wicklow, to his nephew, Frede 11. At Edinburgh, John Ross, Esq. rick Gustavus Moore, Esq. of Dublin. writer to the signet.

23. At Stockbridge, near Dunbar, the At Manse of Gartly, the Rev. James Rev. George Campbell.

Scott, in the 88th year of his age, and in 25. At Glasgow, Adam Bogue, Esq. the 48th year of his ministry in that parish. merchant.

12. At his house in North Charlotte 28. At London, in the 43d year of his Street, Edinburgh, Sir John Henderson of age, Lieutenant-Colonel Fraser, 76th, or Fordel, Bart. Hindostan regiment. He was a brave and Át Shelburn Bank, by Newhaven, most meritorious officer ; he also possessed Captain David Wishart. those virtues which add so much lustre to 13. At Aberdeen, John Anderson, Esq. the human character in private life.-an late of the island of Tobago, aged 65. affectionate husband, a tender parent, and 14. At Edinburgh, William Sibbald, a faithful friend.

Esq. merchant, and Admiral of Leith. Mr 30. At Edinburgh, Mrs Margaret Hay Sibbald was one of the oldest and most pubof Haystoun, in the 98th year of her age. lic spirited merchants in Leith. As a mark

- At Jedburgh, James Potts, Esq. late of respect to his memory, the magistrates, Sheriff-clerk of Roxburghshire, in the 79th ministers of South and North Leith, and year of his age.

the masters of the four incorporations, with - At Armhouse, in the county of Rose their assistants, on Thursday last, the day common, Ireland, Thomas O'Connor, Esq. of the funeral, in their official capacity, met brother of the late Dominick O'Connor Don the body at the foot of Leith Walk, and of Cloonalis, and of the present Alexander accompanied it to the family burying-place O'Connor Don, now the only lineal male in South Leith church-yard, the church descendant of Roderick O'Connor Don, bells tolling at broken intervals. This genKing of Connaught, and Monarch of Ire- tleman's death will long be felt as a public land.

loss to the town of Leith.

15. At Polmadie, Mrs Steven of Pol. spect in which he was held by the whole madie.

society, and which has been conferred on 16. At Renfrew, Miss Mary Orr, Hill none but fellows of the college for the last house, parish of Lochwinnoch, authoress of two hundred years. The ceremony was Letters from the Desart."

most feelingly solemnized by the Bishop of 18. At London, Mrs Jackson, Lady of Bristol, Master of the College. Cambridge Colonel Jackson of Enesive, and third Paper. daughter of William Blair, Esq. of Blair. 19. At Kilbarchan, in the 77th year of

In the 25th year of his age, after a her age, Miss Jean Semple, daughter of the few days illness, at his lodgings in Cam- late Robert Semple, Esq. of Beltrees. bridge, the Hon. and Rev. Charles Fox At Newburgh, within an hour of Maitland, M. A. youngest son of James each other, Mr David Henderson, aged 74, Earl of Lauderdale. By this afflicting dis- and Mrs Jean Taylor, his wife, aged 74, pensation of Providence, was cut off in his after a long and harmonious matrimonial early career of honour and usefulness, a union of 45 years. gentleman whose talents and virtues shed a 20. At Belsize House, Hampstead, the lustre upon his high rank. He was endued Most Noble the Marchioness of Ormonde, by nature with a noble and undaunted wife of the Marquis of Ormonde, in the mind a vigorous understanding and a 28th year of her age. most feeling heart. He nursed and che 23. At the Manse of Girthon, the Rev. rished every kind and generous sentiment, Robert Gordon, in the 49th year of his age, until the actions that they prompted be- and the 26th of his ministry, came no effort, but the pleasing business of 24. At Ballimartin, Islay, Donald Camphis life. This goodness of spirit rendered bell, Esq. him anxious to discover good qualities in 25. At Gordonbank, Alexander Low, all; but in those whom he loved, it was his Esq. of Whitsomelaw, aged 74. delight to dwell upon whatever there ap 28. A few days before his attaining the peared of excellence-to please himself with age of 60 years, the Rev. Dr Charles Burthe thought that he bestowed his own af- ney, Rector of Deptford. He has long been fections well, and to recommend the objects known and eminently distinguished as one of them to others. In a word, every action of the first Greek scholars of his time, and of his life, every expression of his thoughts, was of a family remarkable for literary and vere but different indications of the various scientific eminence. His father was the cemodes in which generosity and benevolencelebrated Dr Charles Burney, Mus. D. His prompted him. He was charitable, not brother, still living, has published two or only in action, but in opinion. His liberal three volumes of Voyages of Discovery, &c.; and candid construction of the conduct of and one of his sisters, also still living, is the others is known to all who had the happi- celebrated authoress of the novels of Eveness of his acquaintance. His deeds of lina, Cecilia, &c. whilst another sister has charity are recorded elsewhere, though the published several pleasing and popular noobjects of his beneficence seldom knew on vels. whom their prayers invoked blessings. He At Oakley-park, near Ludlow, Lady is wept by the grave and the gay-the Clive, in the 84th year of her age, relict thoughtless and the severe. For his active of Robert, the first Lord Clive, the found. intelligence his sportive and easy wit-the er of our empire in Bengal. Lady Chive manly sincerity of his intercourse_his nice was in various parts of India when her sense of honour-made up a character in husband commanded the arıny there. She which all those who had worth themselves joined him in Calcutta after the re-taking might distinguish the qualities which were of that town and the decisive battle of most dear to them. Those who knew hiiu Plassey. The death of Lord Clive took best, knew that his worth surpassed words. place in 1774. His magnanimous spirit would have reject Lately At the Manse of Ledgertwood, ed undeserved praise-enor does it avail the Mrs Isabella Cupples, aged 70, relict of living to dress out the object of their love the late Rev. George Cupples, 44 years and regret in imaginary virtues : “ Thy minister of the gospel at Swinton. friends shall seek thee, but they shall not At Ballymore, Ireland, Michael Pendar, find thee. Thou shalt come at times to at the advanced age of 107. He had been their dreams, to settle peace in their soul. a pensioner for 72 years. Thy voice shall remain in their ears, they At Ballybouglan, in the King's County, shall think with mournful joy on the Ireland, Mrs Jane Devereux, at the addreams of their rest.”-Mr Maitland lies vanced age of 110. She retained her fa. buried in the chapel of Trinity Colleges culties to the last, and has left an immense distinction which marks the love and re- property behind her.

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CONTENTS. ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS. REVIEW OF NEW PUBLICATIONS. On the Question whether Pope was e Life of Bishop Watson; written by him. Poeta

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selef. Published by his Son, RichAffairs of Spanish America ( Concluded) 101 ard Watson, L. L. B...macam ma 142 Extracts from an old Church Record. 103 Rob Roy. By the Author of waverScottish Zoology.—No. I.............ano 105

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mo... 145 The Bohemian Fortuneteller.com 107 Agnes, â Poem. By Thomas Brown, Strictures on • Observations on the In M. D. Professor of Moral Philosocubation of Birds'

phy in the University of Edinburgh 153 Curious Facts in Natural History 111

ANALYTICAL NOTICES OF Observations on the Agamemnon of

FOREIGN JOURNALS. Eschylus, illustrated with translations

On the Number of Vegetable Species ( Concluded) can

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on the Globe. By M. Decandolle... 158 Curious Remains of Popular Supersti

Journal of a Tour through England in tions in Forfarshire

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159 Observations on some of the Causes of

On the Arabian Nights Entertainments. the want of Patronage for Musical

By M. Silvestre de Sacy.com.com ib. Perforvianges in Edinburgh; with

Report to the French Institute on Hints for the formation of a Philhar

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160 monic Society - carosa

ORIGINAL POETRY.
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361 ply to the inquiries of Amicus Pau Disappointment.com peris, Junior

121 Translations from the Song of Solomon 162 Life and Writings of James Hogg

Sonnets (Continued)

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PROCEEDINGS OF SOCIETIES. Epistle to the President of the High Royal Society

163 land Society. By Burnsioni onam 130 Wemerian Natural History anwaniu. 164 The Original Ballad of Rob Roy... 131 | Royal Society of Edinburgh encom Traditional Story of a Chieftain of the Geological Society....

166 Macgregors

132 LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC Official Reports on the Circumstances INTELLIGENCE.

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Foreign Intelligence.

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1. Conchology Parliamentary Intelligence ancom 174 2. Mammoth-3. Models of Calton British Chronicle

w177 Hill, Arthur's Scat, aud Salisbury British Legislation

.181 : Craigs.-4. Pearls in the Regalia of

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Appointments and Promotions musim ib. logical Collection.-6. Geography of

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We have inserted D.'s spirited translation of the Bohemian Fortuneteller, because we are anxious to collect at present all interesting gypsey notices that fall in our way :--but the story has been formerly, though not so well, exhibited in an English dress.

At page 428 of our December Number, the pleasure grounds at Eglinton Case tle are said to have been laid out after a design by the celebrated Brown, but we are now assured that Brown never was employed there, and that the Park, consisting of more than 1500 acres, owes its plan and decoration chiefly to the good taste of the present Noble proprietor.

In the same Number, at page 445, Major Drummond is said to have been the officer on duty in the Castle at the search for the Regalia in 1794: We nou understand that the present Earl of Eglinton, then the Lieutenant-Governor of Edinburgh Castle, attended the Commissioners in his official capacity on that occasion.

The Survey of French Literature, begun in our last Number, will be resum. ed in our next.

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ON THE QUESTION WHETHER POPE ings of the heart; but he was a wit, WAS A POET.

and a critic, a man of sense, of obser

vation, and the world ; with a keen The question whether Pope was a relish for the elegancies of art, or of poet, has hardly yet been settled, and nature when embellished by art, a is hardly worth settling; for if he was quick tact for propriety of thought not a great poet, he must have been a and manners, as established by the great prose writer, that is, he was a forms and customs of society, a refined great writer of sume sort. He was a sympathy with the sentiments and haman of exquisite faculties, and of the bitudes of human life, as he felt them, most refined taste; and as he chose within the little circle of his family verse (the most obvious distinction of and friends. He was, in a word, the poetry) as the vehicle to express his poet not of nature but of art: and the ideas, he has generally passed for a distinction between the two is this, poet, and a good one. If, indeed, by The poet of nature is one who, from a great poet we mean one who gives the elements of beauty, of power, and the utmost grandeur to our concep- of passion in his own breast, sympations of nature, or the utmost force to thises with whatever is beautitul, and the passions of the heart, Pope was grand, and impassioned in nature, in not in this sense a great poet; for the its simple majesty, in its immediate bent, the characteristic power of his appeal to the senses, to the thoughts mind, lay the contrary way ; namely, and hearts of all men ; so that the in representing things as they appear poet of nature, by the truth, and depth, to the indifferent observer, stripped of and harmony of his mind, may be seid prejudice and passion, as in his critical to hold communion with the very essays ; or in representing them in the soul of nature ; to be identified with, most conteniptible and insignificant and to foreknow, ‘and to record the point of view, as in his satires; or in feelings of all men, at all times and clothing the little with mock-dignity, places, as they are liable to the same as in his poems of fancy; or in adorn- impressions; and to exert the same ing the trivial incidents and familiar power over the minds of his readers, relations of life with the utmost ele- that nature does. He sees things in gance of expression, and all the flatter- their eternal beauty, for he sees them ing illusions of friendship or self-love, as they are ; he feels them in their as in his epistles. He was not then universal interest ; for he feels them distinguished as a poet of lofty enthu as they affect the first principles of siasm, of strong imagination, with a his and our common nature. Pope passionate sense of the beauties of na was not assuredly a poet of this class, ture, or a deep insight into the work. or in the first rank of it. He saw

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