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SCOTS MAGAZINE,

AND

Edinburgh Literary Miscellany,

FOR JULY 1813.

With a view of the Abbey of LINDISFARNE.

CONTENTS:

Page

Page Register of the Weather for July........ 482 of the Early Progress of the Refor. High Water at Leith for August, ib. mation. By Alexander Bower,...... 524 Description of the Abbey of Lindis II. Horace in London,..........

531 Farne,.......

483 Observations on a recent Erection in New Works published in Edinburgh... 534

front of St Giles's Cathedral,......... 484 Literary Intelligence.............. ib. Hlemoirs of the Progress of Manufactures, Chemistry, Science, and the

POETRY fine Arts.....

485 From the French of M. Leonard Chanson, 536 Anecdotes, &c. Historical and Literary, 486 Commercial Intelligence.......

487

PROCEEDINGS OF PARLIAMENT. Monthly Memoranda in Nat. History, 488 House of Lords...........

537 View of the State of Scotland during - Treaty with Sweden,

ib. the Seventeenth Century,............. 489 House of Commons......

538 Proceedings of the Highland Society of Budget,......

ib. Scotland, .... 494 -Irish Budget ..........

539 Sixth Report of the Commissioners for -East India Charter,..

ib. making Roads and building Bridges

Corn Laws,.......

ib. in the Highlands of Scotland.......... 498 -Hellestone Election,.................... 541 Account of an Edition of the Fables of Æsop, translated into Verse by Ro

HISTORICAL AFFAIRS. bert Henryson, Schoolmaster at Dun Spain and Portugal.........

5+2 fermline, 8vo. 1621.....

504 -Signal defeat of the French at Vit. Resolutions of the Town Council of

toria..........

ib. Edinburgh on the Subject of the Corn The Northern War........

548 Laws,.....

....... 510 - Papers relative to recent negociations On the Improvement of the Knowledge in the North,........

of the People and Languages in the Capture of the American Frigate Chesa. Interior of Africa. Translated from peake, by the Shannon British Frithe German of J. S. Vater, Konigs.

gate,........

ib. berg,..

512 List of Enemies' Vessels captured or Extracts from the Correspondence of destroyed...........

552 Mr Fox and Mr Wakefield........... 519 Particulars of the Execution of John

SCOTTISA CHRONICLE. Macdonald and James Williamson High Court of Justiciary ................. 553 Black, for Murder,............. 622 Appointments... .......

555 Births and Marriages.......

556 SCOTTISII REVIEW. Deaths..........

557 1. The Life of Luther; with an Account Stocks and Markets,..

660

STATE OF THE BAROMETER, &c.

From June 26th to July 25th 1813,

in the vicinity of Edinburgh.

Fr.

60

68

High Water at Leith for

August 1813. Days.

Morn. Even.

H. M. H. M. Su. 1 5 18

5 36 M. 2 5 54 6 14 Tu. 3 6 33 6 56 W. 4 7 18

7 46 Th. 5 8 17 8 51

6 9 31 | 10 8 Sa.

710 4511 19 Su. 811 50 M. 017 0 41 Tu. 10 1 3 1 24 W. 11 I

46

2 6 Th. 12 2 25 2 44 Fr. 13 3 4 3 22 Sa. 14 3 41

1813. \Barom.Thermom. Rain. Weather. June

M. N. J. P. 26 30.35 5681

Clear 27 30.35 | 60 84 28 30.25 | 56 80 29 | 30.05 58 61 0.01 Shower 30 29.91 52

0.91 Rain July 1 29.9

49 62 0.09
2 30.04 50

Clear
3 30.25 49 72
4 30.3 55 68
530.31 | 52
6 30.15 55 70

30.35 | 50 71 0.25 Rain
8 29,8 64 72

Clear 9 29.85 55 67

0.11 Rain
10 | 29.95 56 76

Clear
11 30.15 58 79
12 30.02 56 76
13 29.81 58 72

0.08 Rain
14 | 29.8 58 0.02 Showers
15 | 29.88 55 78 0.01
16 | 29.8

50 64 0.8 Rain
17 29.98 54 70 0.05
18 SO. 56 71

Clear
1929.98 55 72
20 29.98 54 69
21 | 29.9

56
22 29.65 52 661 0.68 Rain
23 | 29.65 55

Clear
24 29.62 54 70
25 29.62 60 72

72

76

70

72

1
Su. 15 4 20 4 40
M. 16 5 2 5 23
Tu. 17 5 45 6 8
W. 18 6 34 7 2
Th. 19 7 32 8 6
Fr. 20 8 46

9 29
Sa. 21 | 10 13 10 53
Su, 22 11 29
M. 23 0 S 0 33
Tu. 24 0 59 1 25
W. 25 1 46 2 8
Th. 26 2 27 2 46
Fr. 27 3 2 3 20
Sa. 28 3 37 3 53
Su. 29 4 9 4 25
M. 30
4 39

4 55 Tu. 31 5 12 5 29

0.05 Rain

MOON'S PHASES

For AUGUST 1813,
Apparent time at Edinburgh.

D. H. M.
First Quart. 4. 3 54 morn.
Full Moon 12. 2 49 morn.
Last Quart. 19. 2 33 morn.
New Moon 26. 057 morn

Quantity of Rain,.............3.06

August 11. Princess of Brunswick born.

12. Prince of Wales born (1762.)

Grouse shooting begins.
16. Duke of York born (1763.)
21. Duke of Clarence born (1765.)
26. Salmon fishing in Forth and Tay ends.

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THE

Scots Gagazine,

AND

EDINBURGH LITERARY MISCELLANY,

For JULY 1813.

Description of the Abbey of LINDIS- Dry shod, o'er sands, twice every day,
FARNE.

The pilgrims to the shrine find way ;
Twice every day the waves efface

Of staves and sandaled feet the trace
THE Abbey of Lindisfarne is situ-

As to the port the galley flew, ated on an island of the same Higher and higher rose to view, name on the coast of Northumber- The castle, with its battled walls,

The ancient monastery's halls, land, which is sometimes also called

A solemn, huge, and dark red pile, Holy Island. It is celebrated in the

Placed in the margin of the isle. annals of the English Church, as ha- In Saxon strength that Abbey frowned, ving been for a long period the epis- With massive arches broad and round, copal seat of the see of Durham.-' That rose alternate row and row,

On ponderous columns, short and low, By far the most celebrated of its

Built ere the art was known, bishops was the sixth in number, St By pointed aisle, and shafted stalk, Cuthbert, from whoin the whole

pro- The arcades of an alleyed walla perty of this extensive see received

To emulate in stone. the name of " St Cuthbert's Patrimo

On the deep walls the heathen Dane

Had poured his impious rage in vain ; ny." Any attempt on our part to And needful was such strength to these give a description of this remarkable Exposed to the tempestuous seas, edifice is fortunately superfluous. Scourged by the wind's eternal sway, Mr Scott, having made it the scene

Open to rovers fierce as they,

Which could twelve hundred years with. of some of the most interesting events

stand, in his Marmion, has painted it in a

Winds, waves, and northern pirates' hand : manner combining antiquarian truth Not but that portions of the pile, with poetical spirit, which leaves no- Rebuilded in a later stile, thing to add.

Shewed where the spoiler's hand had been ;

Not but the wasting sea-breeze keen, From the coast they bore away,

Had worn the pillar's carving quaint, Ard reached the Holy Island's bay.

And mouldered in his nuke the saint ; The tide did now its floodl-mark gain, And rounded, with consuming power, And girdled in the Saint's domain :

The pointed angles of each tower; For with the flow and ebb, its stte

Yet still entire the Abbey stood, Varies from continent to isle ;

Like veteran worn, but unsubdued.

Obser.

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