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Edinburgh Literary Miscellany,
FOR SEPTEMBER 1815 :
merce, Literature, Manners, &c. of Description of the Plan of the Battle Edinburgh, at different periods : by of Waterloo, with some additional
the late William Creech, Esq. F.R.S. Documents respecting it,
643 Edinburgh, with a short Account of -Spanish Official Account............... 644 his Life,........
686 -Prussian Official Account,.. Private Accounts,
649 New Works published in Edinburgh,... 694 -Scottish Regiments, 650 Literary Intelligence.......
ib. -Anecdotes of Bonaparte,......... 651 Commercial Intelligence,
695 Monthly Memoranda in Nat. History, 652
POETRY. Description of the Island of St Helena;
Etterick Pen, ....
ib, with an Inquiry into the security it
Stanzas, written in Winter, during the affords against Bonaparte's Escape,.. 633
Author's last Illness,
................. 696 Account of the neat Revenue collected in England and Scotland, severally,
PROCEEDINGS OF PARLIAMENT. during each of the fourteen years
House of Commons,..., .....................
697 ending the 5th January 1815....... 657
* HISTORICAL AFFAIRS. Seventh Report of the Commissioners East Indies. ---Final Conquest of the appointed for superintending the Island of Ceylon...........
702 making of Roads, and Building of
Official Declaration of the Settlement Bridges in the Highlands of Scotland,
of the Kandian Provinces,
ib. (continued from page 588.)
-Proclamation addressed to the CinOn the Interpretation of Old Scottish galese, stating the Substance of a Words......
664 Convention, by which the sovereign- On the Architectural Improvements of ty of the Kandian Territory is ceded Edinburgh, .. 665 to Great Britain,
703 Extracts from the Calcdonian Mercury, - British operations in Nepaulese, 704 1660-61.........
West Indies.-Capture of Guadaloupe, 706 -Rejoicings in Scotland on account of
Destruction of Port Royal, Jamaica, ib. the Restoration,.
ib. America.-United States, ..... Strictures on Criticisms upon the last Spanish America,
707 Edinburgh Exhibition of Paintings... 674 France,
708 Abstract of the New Stamp Duties, as - Report to the King of the situation of far as they regard Scotland,
675 France, and on the Relation of the Prospectus of Mr Lee's Invention for Foreign Armies, by Fouche, mini. the better preparing of Hemp and
ster of the General Police,......... ib. Flax, with Report of the Irish Linen Instructions respecting Bonaparte,
711 Board on its utility; and observa Holland and Netherlands, ..
712 tions on the subject by Dr Thomson, 677 Domestic Intelligence Marriage of Description of Coral Reefs and Islands
the Duke of Cumberland,
ib. on the Coast of New Holland, 630
SCOTTISH CHRONICLE. -Notices respecting the Inhabitants... 682
Account of a remarkable case of Som. On the present State of Athens. From
713 Holland's Travels,
716 Edinburgh Fugitive Pieces : with Let Deaths,
717 ters containing a comparative View Stocks and Markets,
Oovoar o COCONNE
STATE OF THE BAROMETER, &c. High Water at Leith for From Aug. 26th to Sept. 25th 1815, in
October, 1915. the vicinity of Edinburgh.
Days. | Morn. Ever.
H. M. H. M. Su. 1
1 39 | Barom. Thermom. Rain. Weather. 1815. · M. N. II. P Aug. 26 30.
0.11 Rain 27 30.08
0.01 Showers 30.
Clear Su. 30.
6 31 30.
0.03 Showers Tu. 10 Sept. 1 30.1
W. 11 30.
0.03 Shower Th. 12 30.02
Fr. 13 29.9
Rain Sa. 14 30.05
Clear Su. 15 30.3
M. 16 30.3
Tu. 17 30.21
W. 18 30.02
Shower 10 30.1
Cloudy Fr. 27
Cloudy M. 30 12 52 -
Tu. 31 1 14 1 29.91
For OCTOBER 1815.
Apparent time at Edinburgh 25 29.81 | 501 60 | 0.39
D. H. M.
New Moon, 2. 10 32 afterti. Quantity of Rain,................1.36
First Quart. 10. 4 18 morn.
Loos voor A CO NONO
October 25. King George III.'s accession.
Mout S. Jean
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EDINBURGH LITERARY MISCELLANY,
For SEPTEMBER 1815.
Description of the Plan of the Battle of every thing witnessed even in the WATERLOO; with some additional
dreadful annals of the revolutionary Documents respecting it.
The French, with numbers
greatly superior, and with a valour WE this month present our readers more furious than ever, made a series
with a plan of the battle of Wa. of desperate charges on the English terloo-an event destined to hold so line. It was in vain, however; the illustrious a place in the British annals. British troops maintained their ground We can pledge ourselves for its au immoveable against this fearful odds. thenticity, as it is engraved from an The combat, however, was murderous; official plan, drawn upin the engineers' wbole regiments were swept away; department. The inspection of it will and it seemed at length impossible best illustrate the position of the re that they should continue to resist the spective armies on that memorable succession of fresh troops poured in day. The British were drawn up by the enemy. At that moment, the along a range of heights crossing the Prussian artillery was heard on the high road from Charleroi to Brussels, enemy's flank; and they had just been The farm-house of La Haye Sainte, driven back from their last charge situated upon this road, formed nearly in some confusion. The commander, the centre of their line. The object with the eye of genius, saw the próof Bonaparte was plainly to drive this pitious moment-seized it—and a gearmy beyond Brussels, which would neral charge of the whole British arnot only have placed him in possession my produced a rout, which has no of that capital, but by finally separa parallel in history. That evening ting the British and the Prussian ar terminated the Empire of Napoleon. mies, would have made him undispu. The following references to the ted master of the field. With this plan will illustrate the different operyiew, he commenced in the morning ations of this eventful day: an attack upon the British right, posted at the Chateau Gomont, or Hougoumont, and the wood adjoin. A_British Troops in Position. ing. Finding this point very strong, B_The Infantry which formed Squares, and and that his troops were repulsed with
were repeatedly charged by the Ene. great loss, he from that time directed my's Cavalry. his grand efforts against the left cen C-The French Cuirassiers before and af.
ter their charge. tre, in the vicinity of La Haye Sainte,
D_Wood which the Enemy obstinatly The horror of the ensuing conflict is
endeavoured to obtain, but without universally, allowed to have surpassed