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1.- 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. ShuMeton's Ailegorical Survey of the Scottish Poets of the present day

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

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

shire Farmer,

Elegy on 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,
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

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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, Thomas 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,
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,

Description of a Peasant's Funeral,

Poor little Jessy,

A Fragment,

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.

The Dawn of July,

Scottish Song,

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

Ranks in Edinburgh,

The Spy's Re narks on the Subjects complained of,

Scottish Song,

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

of Love and Courtship,

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,

Amusing Story of Two Highlanders,

Maria-A Highland Legend,

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

Story of the Host of Lochmaben,

The Night Gale,

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

Close of the Year,

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

King Edward's Dream,

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

Address to Mary,

Song of Wallace,

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

Will and Davy, a Scotch Pastoral,

XXIII.-The Observer's Account of the Canongate Jail and the Prisoners, with Re-

flections on Imprisonment for Debts, -

The Spy's Remarks on the Subject,

Edmund Hoyle's Defence of Card-Playing,

The Twa Craws,

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,

XXV.-The Country Laird, continued,

XXVI.—The Country Laird, concluded,

The Sailor Boy,

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

Glencoe, a Poem,

XXVIII.—On the Evils of Leaving the Country for the Town-Coroborated in the

History of a Farmer,

Address to the Setting Moon,

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

Characters Contrasted-Tale of Old Gregory and his Daughter,

The Auld Man's Farewell to his Little House,

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

racters

The Lady's Dream,

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

the Sabbath,

Moorburn,

Border Song,

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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,

255

The Reason Why,

257

XXXIII.-Improprieties in our present Mode of Education of Young Gentlemen,

259

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,

265
XXXV.—Dangerous consequences of the Love of Fame, when ill 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,

295

XXXVIII.-The Scots Tutor,

297

The Forsaken Maid's Lament,

300

Morning,

303

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, with an

Account of J. T.'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,

do.

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

On Monumental Honours,

340

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

Spy's Answer,

341

Regret,

343

To Fame,

344

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, 369

Verses by. Burns,

376

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

377
An Ancient Fragment,

383

To Miss Helen K

384

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