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SCOTS MAGAZINE,

AND

EDINBURGH

LITERARY MISCELLANY;

BEING

A General Repository

OF

LITERATURE, HISTORY, AND POLITICS.

FOR 1812.

Ne quid falsi dicere audeat, ne quid veri non audeat.

VOL. LXXIV.

EDINBURGH:

PRINTED FOR ARCHIBALD CONSTABLE AND COMPANY,

By J. Ruthven and Sons,

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SCOTS MAGAZINE,

AND

Edinburgh Literary Miscellany,

POR JANUARY 1812.
With a view of the Railway from Kilmarnock to the Harbour of Troon.'

Page

ib.

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CONTENTS:

Page

Register of the Weather for January.... 2

SCOTTISH Review,

High Water at Leith for February.... ib. Travels in the Island of Iceland, dur.

Description of the Railway from

ing the Summer of the year 1810.

Kilmarnock to the Harbour of Troon 8

Proceedings of the Highland Society

By Sir George Stewart Mackenzie,

of Scotland..............

Bárt. F. R. S. Edinburgh............. 43

4

New Works published in Edinburgh 58

Memoirs of the Progress of Manufac-

Literary Intelligence......
tures, Chemistry, Science, and the

Fine Arts ....

Poetry.

6

Monthly Memoranda in Nat. History.. 7 Fourteen prudential Maxims, written

Varieties, Literary and Miscellaneous. ib. by George Buchanan, the famous

Observations on Life and Manners. Scots Historian and Poet, for the

From the Italian........... .... 9

benefit of his pupil King James..... 55

Chronological Account of Remarkable Stanzas on the death of Dr John Ley-

Occurrences during the year 1811.. 11

den.................

............... 56

On a certain species of Inhospitality.. 15 PROCEEDINGS OF PARLIAMENT.

Proceedings of the Wernerian Society 16 House of Lords........

....................... 57

Memoirs of the late Dr Robert Whytt,

of Commons

58

Prosessor of Medicine in the Univer-

HISTORICAL AFFAIRS.

sity of Edinburgh........ ......... 17 East Indies-Capture of Batavia ...... 60

Remarks on the Prejudices entertain- United States Adjustment of the Af-

ed against the House of Stuart.-.... 21. fair of the Chesapeake and Leopard

The Observer. No. XXIII............ 22. --Correspondence between Mr Fos-

Account of Syrian Churches recently ter and Mr Monroe .................. 64

found in the heart of Syria. From Spain and Portugal............

............ 67

Buchanan's Christian Researches... 25 France...........

ib.

Critical Remarks, by Mr Fox, on the South America......

most eminent Greek Poets. From Naval Intelligence-Loss of the St

Letters appended to Trotter's Me- George, Hero, and Defence....... ib.

moirs of Fox,...... ........... 30 Domestic Intelligence.-The King... 70

Notices of Distinguished French Ladies Another Murder of a whole family... ib.

- Madame de Deffant- Madame Ireland-Alleged Conspiracy.......... 72

Geoffrin-Madame Necker .......... 99

SCOTTISH CHRONICLE.

Character of the late Lord Newton... 36 High Court of Justiciary................ 79

Table exhibiting the present State of Riots in Edinburgh.......

................. 74,

Roads, Bridges, and Harbours, care Appointments ....... ................ 76

rying on or completed, in the High- Births ............

ib.

lands of Scotland. From the last Marriages............

77

Report presented to the House of Deaths..

ib.

Commons..

.......... 38 Stocks and Markets............. dessere 80

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