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Rather than give up his pretended rights to last year.-2. At his house, in the Admi. the famous midden-stead, he obstinately re- ralty, London, Rear-admiral Sir George fused all supply from the poors funds of his Hope, K.C.B.-3. At his father's house, in native parish ; and in order that he might Howe Street, Edinburgh, Arthur Forrest, retain what he conceived would be the Esq.-At Glasgow, Mr A. Ruthven, of the means of bringing him once more within the Ship Bank there.—At Glasgow, Mr James walls of the Parliament House, wandered

Russell, jun. grocer, High Street. Mr Rusabout from place to place, until at last, from sell has left the following donations :— To his habits of life, he became such a nuisance, the poor of the Relief Chapel, Campbell that, disowned by every relation, and shut out Street, £200_Sabbath Evening Schools, from every house, it was found necessary to £50_To the Royal Infirmary, £50_TO convey him to the common prison, which the Lunatic Asylum, £50—To the poor of he quitted only for that asylum “ where his native parish, Falkirk, £50.-4. At the wicked cease from troubling, and where Gortnagally, near Dungannon, John Woods, the weary are at rest.”—At Eildon Hall, an industrious farmer, at the advanced age Katherine, the infant daughter of Leaver of 122 years. He lived a regular and sober Legge, Esq.-15. At Libberton, Margaret life. His wife died about two years ago, Manson, spouse of the Rev. Mr James aged 82 years. He was 42 years old the Simpson,

minister of the Associate Congre- day of her birth.-At Ramsay (Isle of Man) gation, Potter-row, Edinburgh.-21. Mr aged 61 years, the Hon. Norris Moore, his John Hatchet, senior, of the White Horse Majesty's first deemster in the island.-5. Cellar, Piccadilly, London, aged 62.-23. At Dublin, in the 25th year of his age, on At Topsham, aged 78, Captain Carter, R.N. his way homewards from Jamaica, on acWith the exception of Admiral Schank, he count of bad health, Mr Archibald Robertwas the only surviving officer who went to son, only remaining son of George Robertthe North Cape of Lapland, to observe the son, Esq. Bower Lodge, Irvine.--At her transit of Venus, in 1768, in the Emerald, house, in Chapel Street, Mrs Alison Hay of commanded by Sir Charles Douglas, of Haystown, in the 90th year of her age.which the deceased was then first lieutenant. 7. At Chapelton, the infant daughter of

-At Avignon, Colin Macdonald Buchanan, Capt. Durie, late of the 92d regiment. At younger of Drummakil.—24. At Liverpool, Sheerness, at an advanced age, Mr Wyatt, aged 81, Mr John Gore.-25. At Fraser- ship-builder. His death was occasioned by burgh, Mr George Daniel, writer.—26. Af. an anchor, weighing 46 cwt. which he was ter a lingering and painful illness, Mr Rob. trying to move, falling against his chest, Wilson, merchant, Leith.--At Perth, the and knocking him down, the Monday preRev. James Scott, late senior minister of ceding.--At Edinburgh, Mrs Margaret Perth, at the advanced age of 85.-28. At Aitchison, wife of Mr James Clarkson.Gartur, John Graham, Esq.-29. At Havre, At Fernie, Francis Balfour, Esq. of Fernie. Alexander, second son of William Oliver, -At Campbeltown, Major Robert Elder Esq. younger of Dinlabyre.–30. At his of Belloch._Christian, youngest daughter mother's house, 65, Prince's Street, Edin- of William Haig, Esq. of Dollarfield.-8. burgh, James George Mackinlay, student At Hill Street, Edinburgh, Colin Mackay, of medicine, aged 20.-At Burntsfield Links, Esq.-At Edinburgh, in the 73d year of Edinburgh, Mrs Margaret Finlay, widow his age, Alexander Robertson, Esq. of Etof the late James Bell, Esq. Finglen, trickhall, late one of the keepers of the reCampsie.--At his house in Beaumont Place, cords of Scotland.-9. At Edinburgh, at the Edinburgh, Capt. Henry Bevan, retired ad- house of his son-in-law, the Rev. Dr Anjutant of the Dumfries-shire militia, aged derson, Thomas Brown, Esq. of Water52 years.--At Edinburgh, the infant son of head, aged 82.-11. At Edinburgh, Mrs William Erskine, Esq.--At Roxburgh Rattray, wife of Lieut. Col. David Rattray, Place, Edinburgh, Mrs John Gardner. and only Daughter of General John Hamilton At Berwick-upon-T'weed, Mrs Barbara of Dalzell and Orbiston.--At Burdiehouse Hodgson, aged 88, relict of the late Dr Mains, Mr Alexander Peacock, architect, Henry Hodgson, formerly Mayor of that aged 85 years.-12. William Richardson, town.

cousin-german to the late William RichardMay 1. At Lorn, Furnace House, Ar- son, Professor of Humanity in the Univergyleshire, Mary Harrison, in her 36th year, sity of Glasgow, aged 76.-At Glasgow, wife of James Park Harrison, Esq. and el- Mrs Loudoun, wife of Morehead Loudoun, dest daughter of Matthew Harrison, Esq. Esq.–13. At his house, Wester DuddingNewland Furnace, Lancashire. --At his ston, Robert Kay, architect, aged 78.-At house, in Montague Street, London, John his house in George Street, in the 73d year Crawford, Esq. late of Monorgan, in Perth- of his age, Mr William Scott, teacher of shire.--In Cumberland Place, London, the elocution and geography,

Mr Scott was Hon. John Douglas. The deceased was the father of elocution in this country, and grandfather to the present Marquis of Aber- for a period of upwards of forty years discorn ; he was father to the Countess of tinguished himself by his extensive usefulAberdeen, and son-in-law to the Earl of ness in his profession, having also instructed Harewood, having married the noble Earl's in this elegant accomplishment a great prodaughter, Lady Frances Lascelles, who died portion of our countrymen who have risen

to eminence in the senate, the pulpit, and at as well as their physician. And such inthe bar. He is also well known as the deed was the case; he considered his fellow author of several useful and popular ele- men as friends and brethren, and valued his mentary works on subjects connected with Christian even more than his medical proeducation, among others, Lessons on Read- fession. It was the first wish of his heart ing and Speaking, of a System of Geography, to do good himself, and to teach others to and a Pronouncing Dictionary of the Eng- do good in every possible way; and deemlish Language, which has always been con- ing the moral still more dangerous than the sidered a work of high authority, and equal. natural maladies of man, he was proportionly esteemed on both sides of the Tweed." In ably anxious to minister to them also. As the private relations of life, he was dis- a firm believer in the divine mission of tinguished for his benevolence and piety; Christ, he considered it a sacred duty to and during the protracted period of his last lend all the aid that he could in diffusing illness, he displayed that fortitude and re- the knowledge of the gospel. A diligent signation, and even cheerfulness, which the and conscientious inquiry had led him to consciousness of a well spent life, and the the peculiar views of religious truth which joyful anticipations of a happy futurity, alone he entertained, and he therefore exerted can give. --At Edinburgh, Captain David himself with zeal in their diffusion ; but Havan, 21st Foot, or Royal North British his zeal was according to knowledge, and Fusiliers.--14. At Edinburgh, Mrs Arbuth- consequently without bigotry. For many not, relict of Robert Arbuthnot, Esq.At of those who differed from him most wideLeith, in the 20th year of her age, Agnes, ly, he always felt and expressed the highest youngest daughter of the late James Scarth, regard, and where he dissented honestly on Esq. merchant in Leith.-15. At Wilson points of faith, could still unite with heart Park, Portobello, J. P. Donaldson, Esq. as- and hand, sincerely and cordially, in the sistant-surgeon of the Fifeshire Militia, and spirit of charity. As a physician and a surgeon in Portobello.-16. At Gaddesby, friend, a fellow-citizen and á fellow-chris. near Leicester, Eliza, wife of Lieutenant- tian, he will be long and deeply regretColonel Cheney, of the Scots Greys.--17. ted. May the sorrow excited by his sud. At Glasgow, Mrs Taylor of Kirktonhill. den and premature death, lead to the At Edinburgh, Mr William Sawers, book- earnest emulation of his good example ! seller.--At Edinburgh, Elizabeth, the in- 66 It is the end of all men, and the liv. fant daughter of the Rev. C. H. Terrot, ing should lay it to heart.”- At MinAlbany Street. At Crossmont, Capt. James holm, near Langholm, in the prime of Menzies, Royal Perthshire Militia.-18. At life, William Kier, Esq. conductor of imLeeds, of a typhus fever, after an illness provements to his Grace the Duke of Bucof ten days, in the 36th year of his age, Dr cleugh and Queensberry, in the district of John Thomson, of this town, late of Hali- Eskdale, and late captain in the Dumfriesfax. His best eulogy will be found in the shire yeomanry cavalry.--At Limekilns, sentiments of deep and heartfelt regret Jean, daughter of the deceased James Redwhich the sudden stroke has excited in the die, Esq. late farmer, Purvishall, Fifeshire. breasts of those who knew him. Warmly -Charles Williamson, Esq. of Mairfield, beloved by his friends, highly respected by for many years a respectable tobacconist in the generous brethren of a liberal profession, Kelso.-At Harperden, East Lothian, Mr universally esteemed, he is now universally Peter Bairnsfather, farmer.-19. At Edinlamented. Seldom has the hand of death burgh, Mr Charles Hunter, eldest son of blighted fairer prospects, or inflicted a se- Lieutenant-general Hunter of Burnside.. verer wound.

In Dr Thomson, a power. 21. In George Street, James, infant son of ful, enlightened, and active mind was u- John Mansfield, Esq.-At Thurso, Mrs nited with a kind and benevolent heart. Margaret Leith, wife of Mr George PaterHe had the will, as well as the ability, to son, senior magistrate of that town.-22. At be and to do good. His talents were great, Ham Common, Surrey, Hannah, eldest and he used them as the instruments of his daughter of the Right Hon. Sir John Sinvirtues. As a physician, though but lately clair of Ulbster, Bart.—23. At Borrowsettled here, he was already rising into emi- stounness, Miss Margaret Padon, aged 73. nence; and if unwearied diligence in col. -At Edinburgh, Mr Alexander Boyd, perlecting the materials of medical knowledge, fumer, Duke Street, aged 39.-24. At combined with great skill in the application the house of Mr Alexander Allan, merchant, of them, could have ensured success, he Leith, Mary, daughter of the late John must have succeeded. To the practical du- Grant, Esq. of Kincardine O'Neil.–At ties of his profession, his attention was un- Lanark, Mrs Jane Smith, spouse of Mr wearied, and his patients will bear witness John Lamb, writer in Lanark.-25. At his to that unaffected kindness of manner which father's house, St John's Hill, in the 20th always made his advice doubly acceptable; year of his age, after a lingering illness, Mr which led them to believe, that he took a John Bruce, son of Mr William Bruce, late personal rather than a professional interest banker, Edinburgh.-At Portobello, Mrs in their welfare; that he was their friend Blackwood of Pitreavie.

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EDINBURGH MAGAZINE.

No XVI.

JULY 1818.

VOL. III.

Contents.
Essays on the Lake School of Poetry, The English in Parismo

446 No I. Wordsworth's White Doe of Horæ Cambricæ, No I. Some of the Rylstone

369 Triuds of the Island of Britainama... 448 Letter to a Politician.com

381 The Cockney School of Poetry, No III. 453 On Calumnies against the Living.... ww388 Fox and Pittman

456 Anecdotes of the Fife Gypsies, No IV..393 Sanscrit Ode The Brownrigg Ashtaké, Biographical Notices of William Russell, a Sanscrit Ode in Honour of his ExLL.D. by Dr Irving con

-398 cellency Sir Robert Brownrigg, G.C.B. The Mad Banker of Amsterdam; or, Governor of Ceylon ; by Petros Pun.

the fate of the Brauns. A Poem, in dita Sekara, a Native of the said IsFour Cantos. By William Wastle, land

anon 459 Esquire.

402 Letters of Timothy Tickler to eminent Report of the Committee, appointed by Literary Characters. the Society of Dilettanti to examine

Letter IV. To the Editor of BlackMr Elliott's plans for the repair of the

wood's Magazine

-461 Cathedral Church of St Giles, Edin- Important Discovery of extensive Veins burgh.

-408 and Rocks of Chromate of Iron in the History of a Six Weeks' Tour through Shetland Islands

463 France, &c.

412 Notice of the Operations undertaken Translations from the German.

to determine the Figure of the Earth, To Ebert (From the German of by M. Biot, of the Academy of SciKlopstock)

416

ences,

Parisma
The Black Yager's Song (From the
German of Körner)

417

LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC The Murderess (From the German

INTELLIGENCEmmmmmmmmmmmmm471 of Schiller).

418 Time's Magic Lanthern, No VII. Adam

WORKS preparing for PUBLICATION...474 Smith and Highland Lairdan -419

MONTHLY LIST OF NEW PUBLICAOutlines of Philosophical Education.com.420 TIONS.com

mammam 476 Report for 1818 of the Institation for

the Education of Deaf and Dumb Children

-425

MONTHLY REGISTER. Miss Spence and the Bagman.

-428 Letter, from the Author of the Vin- Commercial Report on

480 dication of the Memorie of the Som. Meteorological Report.maran ervilles," to Sir Henry Steuart of Promotions and Appointments. -488 Allanton, Bart.

438 Births, Marriages, and Deathsamgan 492

marannar ib.

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No XVI.

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VOL. III.

ESSAYS ON THE LAKE SCHOOL OF

POETRY

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as to bestow the “hallowed name” upon such writers as the Sprats, and

Yaldens, and Dukes, and Pomfrets, No I.

et hoc genus omne,” whom the Wordsworth's White Doe of Ryl- courtesy, and ignorance of a former

age admitted into the poetical brotherstone.

hood. Unless a Poet be now a Poet The three great master-spirits of our indeed, unless he possess something day, in the poetical world, are Scott, of " the vision and the faculty diWordsworth, and Byron. But there vine,"--he dies at once, and is heard never were minds more unlike to each of no more. There is, of necessity, in other than theirs are, either in original so poetical an age as this, a vast crowd conformation or in the course of life. of deluded followers of the Muse, who It is great and enduring glory to this mistake the will for the power. But age, to have produced three Poets,—of the evil of this is not great. The perfectly original genius,-unallied to genuine Poets, and these alone, are each other, -drinking inspiration from admired and beloved. Of them we fountains far apart, -who have built have many; but we believe that we up superb structures of the imagina- speak the general voice, when we place tion, of distinct orders of architecture, on a triple throne, Scott, Wordsworth, and who may indeed be said to rule, and Byron. each by a legitimate sovereignty, over Though greatly inferior in many separate and powerful provinces in the things to his illustrious brethren, Scott kingdom of Mind. If we except the is perhaps, after all, the most unequiElizabethan age, in which the poetical vocally original. We do not know of genius of the country was turned pas- any model after which the form of his sionately to the drama, and which principal Poems has been moulded. produced an unequalled constellation They bear no resemblance, and, we of great spirits, we believe that no must allow, are far inferior to the heother period of English literature could roic Poems of Greece ; nor do they, exhibit three such Poets as these, though he has been called the Ariosto standing in conspicuous elevation a- of the North, seem to us to resemble, mong a crowd of less potent, but en- in any way whatever, any of the great lightened and congenial Worthies. Poems of modern Italy. He has given There is unquestionably an etherial a most intensely real representation of flush of poetry over the face of this the living spirit of the chivalrous age land. Poets think and feel for them- of his country. He has not shrouded selves, fearlessly and enthusiastically. the figures or the characters of his There is something like inspiration in heroes in high poetical lustre, so as to the works of them all. They are far dazzle us by resplendent fictitious superior indeed to the mere clever beings, shining through the scenes verse-writers of our Augustan age. and events of a half-imaginary world. It is easy to see in what feelings, and They are as much real men in his in what faculties, our living Poets ex- poetry, as the “ mighty Earls” of old cel their duller prose brethren ; and are in our histories and annals. The the world is not now so easily duped, incidents, too, and events, are all wona

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