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THE

SCOTS MAGAZINE, Edinburgh Literary Miscellany,

AND

FOR OCTOBER 1815: With a view of HARTREE, with the Village of BIGGAR, and the Ruins

of the Castle of BOGHALL at a distance.

ib.

CONTENTS:
Page

Page
Register of the Weather for October,... 722 New Works published in Edinburgh,... 774
High Water at Leith for November,... ib. Literary Intelligence,.......
Description of the annexed View,...... 723

POETRY.
On the Process of Wine-making. By Clouden Banks: a Scots Song........... 775
Dr Macculloch, Woolrich,

724
Thames : a Fragment, .........

776 Monthly Memoranda in Nat. History, 727

Verses written by Mr Jolin M.Diar. Memoirs of the Progress of Manufac.

mid, of Edinburgh,

ib. tures, Chemistry, Science, and the fine Arts,

728

HISTORICAL AFFAIRS.
Anecdotes of Mr Park and Mr Scott, 729 Interesting Documents relative to the
Biographical Account of the late Mr manner in wbich Bonaparte is to be
H. Lunn, Bookseller,..
732 treated,

777 List of New Stamps imposed by the

-Act of the Congress at Vienna,....... 778 late Act on Law Proceedings in Scot

Germany.-Clain of the States of the land, (concluded from page 677,).... 734 Kingdom of Wirtemberg,................ 782 On the Improvement of the District of France.-Change of Ministry,

ib. Corryarraick,....

737 Opening of the Legislative ChamProceedings of thc Caledonian Horti

bers, ......

783 cultural Society,.....

739 -Definitive Treaty of Peace............. 784 Observations on the planning of Streets, 741 -Dismantling of the Louvre,........... 785 Suggestions relative to the Improve Spain.--Abortive Attempt to overlurn ments now carrying on in Edinburgh, 742

the Government of Ferdinand, ....... ib. Narrative of the Destruction of the

Domestic Intelligence,........

786 Ship Perseverance; related by the

-House of Commons (ornitted in our Supercargo, 746 last,)

ib. Seventh Keport of the Commissioners -Refractory Conduct of the Seamen appointed for superintending the

of Shields, &c.,

ib. making of Roads, and Building of

-Pedestrianism .............

787 Bridges, in the Highlands of Scot Ireland,..........

788 land, (conciuded from page 684,).... 748

SCOTTISH CHRONICLE. On the Causes of our Domestic Embar.

Proceedings of the Circuit Court of rassments, and of the Depreciation

Justiciary at Jedburgh and Dumfries, -789 of Property,

754
At Ayr.............

790 Extracts from the Caledonian Mercury

At Inverary, Stirling, and of 1660-61, (continued from p. 674), 758

Glasgow',

791 Honours paid to the Body of the

At Inverness, ............... 793 Marquis of Montrose,.....

ib.
At Aberdeen,

794 - Punishment of Delinquents,.......... 760

At Perth,

795 Advertisements, 761 Grand Masonic Procession...............

ib. Floods in Scotland,

796 SCOTTISII REVIEW. Magistrates of Edinburgh,

797 1. Travels in France during the years Dean of Guild Couri,...

ib. 1814-15, comprising a Residence at Merchant Company,

ib. Paris during the stay of the allied

Miscellaneous,........

799 Armies, and at Air at the period of Appointments.....

ib. the landing of Bonaparte,........

.... 762
Births,

799 II. Consolation, with other Poems; by Marriages,

800 the Rev. William Gillespi, 770 Stocks and Markets,

ib.

STATE

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STATE OF THE BAROMETER, &e. From Sept. 26th to Oct. 25th 1815, in

the vicinity of Edinburgh.

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26 4 16 M. 6 5

5 36 Tu. 7 5 48 6 14 W. 8 6 41 7 15 Th. 9 7 48 S 98 Fr. 10 9 S 9 41 Sa. 11 10 171 10 47 Su. 1211 12 11 95 M. 1311 59 12 20 Tu. 14 | 12 3812 58 W. 15

1 Th. 16 1 35 1 54 Fr. 17 2 13 2 SS Sa. 18 2 52 S 12 Su. 19 3 31 3 55 M. 20 17 Tu. 21 5

5 SO W. 22 5 59 6 28 Th. 23 7 1 7 97 Fr. 24 8 16 S 48 Sa. 25 9 31 10 5 Su. 26 10 38 11 7 M. 27 11 36 12 S Tu. 28 12 27 12 49 W. 29

1 19 Th. 30 1 35

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Barom. Thermom. 1815.

M. N. Sept. 26 | 29.55 50 58

27 29,81 48 60 28 | 30.15 38 61 29 29.71 45 58

30 29.7 41 56 Oct. 1 29.61 43 59

229.9 42 56 3 30.1 48 57 4 29.81 54 60 5 30.1 43 57 6 30. 45 59 7 30.2 50 59 8 30.3 50 65 9 30.45 41 59 10 30.32 45

55 11 30.2 49 60 12

30.1 47 | 56 13

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MOON'S PHASES For NOVEMBER 1815. Apparent time at Edinburgh.

H. M. New Moon, l. 95 more. First Quart. 8. 12 5 night. Full Moon, 16. 11 40 night. Last Quart. 23. 11 5 night. New Moon, 30. 10 27 pight.

Quantity of Rain,................2.34

November 5. Gunpowder Plot, (1605.)

11. Martinmas.
14. Court of Session sits.
30. St Andrew's Day.

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THE

Scots Magazine,

AND

EDINBURGH LITERARY MISCELLANY,

For OCTOBER 1815.

Description of the annexed Vicu. Wallace, in the battle which bears the

name of this place. WE have this month given a view The castle of Boghall, once situa

of Hartree, the seat of Col. ted in a marsh, and defended by a Alexander Dickson—with the village moat, though now approached on all of Biggar, and the ruins of the castle hands by corn-fields, was anciently the of Boghall, seen in the distance. seat of the noble family of Wigton,

Hartree is a handsome, modern and now belongs to that of Elphinhouse, built by the present proprietor, stone. It is in a state of rapid decay, who, most usefully to the neighbour- which, we are ashamed to understand, hood, has spent much of his life there. was accelerated some years ago by It lies close to the site of the old man the appropriation of a part of its masion-house of Hartree, which was one terials to the erection of a dog-kennel! of the fortified stations running along It is still, however, a ruin of consithe line of mountains that divide the derable interest; and we would entreat middle country from the borders. We the proprietor to save it, and adorn the somewhat regret the removal of this spot, by surrounding it with planting. old place: for though aware that it. It appears to have been one of the was by no means beautiful, we know strongest and most extensive fortresthat a fine effect must always be pro ses in the south of Scotland. duced by a ruin seen among trees; The town of Biggar, which lies and besides, we have an instinctive very prettily, has the aspect, at a disveneration for walls that are eight feet tance, of an English village. But its thick, not to mention towers, which connexion with the parent country is always with us are inter sacra. These fully vindicated on a nearer approach, remarks we make with much submis- by numerous objects both of sight sion to the worthy Colonel, whose and smell, which leave no room to public spirit and urbanity of manners doubt of its true geography. It enhave secured for him a very general joys every facility, however, for cleanrespect and regard.

liness; and the people alone are to There are, in this neighbourhood, blame, if it possess a different characthe remains of several encampments, which, if history supported our conjec The church, which was collegiate, ture, we should imagine to be Danish, and richly endowed, was dedicated to from their circular form.. The high “the blessed Mary of Biggar,” and land above Biggar is the traditionary is by no means a contemptible buildground on which the English army ing. Its appearance is considerably lay, the night before its defeat by injured by the whitewashing of one

ter.

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