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Edinburgh Literary Miscellany,
FOR JULY 1813.
With a view of the Abbey of LINDISFARNE.
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,..........
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.......
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
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
ib. Edinburgh on the Subject of the Corn The Northern War........
....... 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.
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,..
STATE OF THE BAROMETER, &c.
From June 26th to July 25th 1813,
in the vicinity of Edinburgh.
High Water at Leith for
August 1813. Days.
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
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
30.35 | 50 71 0.25 Rain
Clear 9 29.85 55 67
50 64 0.8 Rain
4 55 Tu. 31 5 12 5 29
For AUGUST 1813,
D. H. M.
Quantity of Rain,.............3.06
August 11. Princess of Brunswick born.
12. Prince of Wales born (1762.)
Grouse shooting begins.
EDINBURGH LITERARY MISCELLANY,
For JULY 1813.
Description of the Abbey of LINDIS- Dry shod, o'er sands, twice every day,
The pilgrims to the shrine find way ;
Of staves and sandaled feet the trace
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.