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ty from a few minutes after twelve till ing about Gleneaple Quay, we are much near one o'clock.

afraid fome of the vessels, on the coaft The principal article in the low ware. may be loft. houses was sugar; and, as the water rose At Whitehaven, the storm on the 23 only a few inches above the floor, and Jan. was dreadful in the extreme. The in a mort time fell rapidly, the ground tide, from ten to eleven o'clock at night, tier of the sugars only suffered a little on rofe to a height never experienced since that fide of the hoghead next the floor, the year 1971; being not less than 3% which will not be much injured for the feet at the end of the Old Quay; and refiner, and the remainder can easily be the waves, from the great violence of keparated for the grocer.

the wind, were tolled with incredible Port Glasgow was in a similar situa- fury over all the works of the harbour, tion. Dumbarton has also sustained con- and seemed to threaten them with entire fiderable damage, and the road between demolition. that town and Dunglas having been co On Sunday the weather was more movered by the tide, the carriers and paf- derate, but another dreadful tempeft fengeis were obliged to betake them- came on at night, which was succeeded felves to another road.

by as stormy a morning: between four At Ayr there was a prodigious deluge and fix o'clock, there was a great deal of on the 25th January, in consequence of thunder and lightning: by half past ten, the highet tide ever remembered on the the tide had again risen to an enormous coast, and above twenty-four hours con- height, covering all places adjacent to the ftantrain, which swelled the river exceedo quays, and the market-place. The tide ingly. The little Light-house was care of Monday morning was higher than the ried away entirely ; the Rope - work former, more awful than any phenomen. kouses filled with water, and hemp, &c. on of the kind that has occurred for much damaged; many families were on century'past, and we fear more deftrucbliged to leave their houses and remove tive. The Bulwark has suffered confitheir furniture. The wall between the derably, the New Quay is said to be ena harracks and the fea was beat down by tirely destroyed, and the parapet wall the fury of the waves; the whole of the between the sea and Mr Rumney's house quay, with great part of the road leading at the foot of Duke Street is washed to it, was inundared ; in Mr M‘Adam's down; the family was taken out of the ware-houses at the more, and in the dwel- window into boats.---Boats plied in the ling-houses connecled with them, the Market.place, to take.she inhabitants out water stood five feet deep, and all the of several of the houses. That part was cellars and ground floors on both fides inundated for four hours, and at one of the river were several feet under wa• time the water flowed 60 yards up King

The higheft ride of which there is Street, where no person living ever saw any remembrance was in January 1739, it before. During all this time the gufts, and, by marks that are still preserved, it of wind were tremendous, and with little appears that this was confiderably high- intermiffion from the S. Ś. W. er. Fortunately, no lives have been loft, [The remainder of Scotch nesus is delayed nor has the shipping in the port suffered

till next month.] . any damage.

BIRTHS.
Dumfries, Jan. 26.

Fan. '13. Mrs Fairnie of Kilmux, a For long time paft, we have had very son, at Kilmux. hoisterous weather. In consequence of is. Mrs Kinnear, of Kinloch, a ron, excellive rains, accompanied with a moft Kat Kinloch. violent wind, the river Nith rofé on Sun 22. Mrs Marjoribanks of Marjoribanks, day morning, ar.d on Monday to a great: a daughter. er height than ever has been remember. 23. Mrs Fotheringham Ogilvie of çd. In this town, several chimnies have Powrie, a son. been bloán down, a great many houses 24. Mrs Ramsay of Barra, a daughter. much injured in the roofs, and some cot 30. The Hon. Mrs

Spiers of Elder Nic, tages in the neighbourhood entirely de a daughter, at Eldersie-House. molished. Between this and Glencaple, Lately, at Limerick, the Lady of Mas ihree houses, inhabited by four families, jor Buchannan, a daughter. were yefterday swept away by the great Feb. 4. The Hon. Mrs Captain Hunfwell of the river, and all the furniture ter, a fon. either destroyed, or carried into the fea. Ś. Mrs Mackenzie of Mountgerald, a A: a good deal of. Barley was seen fijate daughter.

ter.

Marriages and Dea.ns.

159 7. Mrs Dalgleira of Scotscraig, a daugh 2. At Muffelburgh, Mr Burn, Baltic ter.

merchant, Fisherrow, to Miss Scott only 8. Mrs Cameron of Kinlochleven a daughter of the late Dr. Scott. fon. 17. At Carnouse, the Lady of Colon

DEATHS. el Duff, a daugbter.

June 23. In the West Indies, on board

the Iphigenia frigate, Mr Dun. M.Neil, MARRIAGES.

son to the late Capt. Duncan M`Neil of Lately, at Glasgow, George Buchan- Dunmore. nan of Auchintorlie, Esq. to Mrs Jean Laft fummer, on his passage frem MaHouston, widow of Major James Camp- drass to Bengal, Mr Alex. Kellie, surgeor. bell of the Royals.

second son of Mr George Kellie, furgeon, at Limerick, James Paterson, Leith,

1 Esq. one of the Commiffioners on behalf 08. 11. At Grenada, of the yellow of the Dutch prizes, to Miss Jane White, fever, Major Norman M-Lean, of the daughter of the late William White, 68th regiment. This brave officer de. Esq. of that city.

fended the post of Guyaye for five months, at Edinburgh, John Gordon, , with a handful of men, without once beEfq. of Whitehill, to Miss Eleanor Mait. ing infùlted by the Brigands. But the land, daughter of the deceased Pelham moment they heard of his death, they Maitland, Esq.

attacked it, and got poffeffion of it the Jan. 18, ai Mylnefield, Æneas Mac- fourth day after his interment. Every kay, Esq. of Scotstown, to. Miss Helen, individual at Grenada regrets his death; Mylne, daughter of Thomas Mylne, and even the negrocs testified, by their Esq. of Mylnefield.

grief at his funeral, that they had lott 20. At Éníham Church, Wm. Monro, their protector. Esq. Lieutenant-Colonel of the Caithness 26. At Savannah La Mar, Jamaica, Ms. Legion, to Miss Bower, of Enfham-house, Walter Forbes, merchant there. eldest daughter of Edmund Bower, Elg. In Nov. laft, at Martinique, in three of Prospect Hill, Berks.

days illness, aged 19, Capt. J. Johnston, 22. At St Andrew's, Mr James Smith, of the 79th regiment, fecond son of Me one of the established teachers, to Miss Johnston of Lathrisk. Bell Stalker, only surviving daughter of Nov. 15. At St Domingo, Wm. Hay, Mr Alexander Stalker, late merchant Elg. second son of the Hon. Wm. Hay, there.

Esq. of Lawfield, and Captain in the 831, 24. At Menie, Thomas Buchan, Esq. regiment of foot. of Auchmacoy, to Miss Euphemia Tur Dec. 5. At Gibraltar, Chas. Strickland, ner, eldest daughter of Robert Turner Esq. Major of the 8zd regiment. of Menie, Elg.

11. At Antigua, Charles Ker, Esq. an : Feb. 1. At Coilsfield, Major Robert eminent merchant of that islando Dundas M‘Queen, younger of Braxfield, At Peterwodfky, in Russia, Mato Miss Lillias Montgomery, second dam Polterazky, second daughter of Chas. daughter of Colonel Montgomery of Gascoigne, Esq. Coilsfield.

30. At Stornaway, Mr Alex. M'Iver, 8. At Ghafgow, James Farie, Esq. fenior, merchant there. younger of Farme, to Miss Scott, daugh Lately, at Trincomale, Mr Ja. Wellh, ier of Mr A. Scott, merchant.).

surgeon to the Lascelles East Indiaman. At Glasgow, Mr Archibald Hun. Jan. 7. Pat. Thomson, Esq. of War. ter, manufacturer, to Mrs Jean Monca wick Court, London, merchant, and forgemeric.

merly a writer in Edinburgh. 9. At Petershill, Mr Andrew Faulds, 8. At Closebura, Neil Ewart, Esq. of bleacher at Arthurly, to Miss Chriftian Allershaw, Campbell, daughter of Mr James Camp. 12. At Edinburgh, Alexander Sinclair, bell of Peterfhill.

Esq. of Barrock. 12. Ar Dumfries, Mr Adam Robson, 13. Mis Bultour, relict of the late Arin Caftlehill, 10 Miss Agnes Douglas, thur Bolívur, Esq. of Fernie. daughter to James Douglas of Riding 14. At Schivas, Hugh Forbes of Schi. wood.

vas, Esq. At Leith, Mr Ebenezer Anderson, im. At Nairn, Mrs Elisabeth Suthers merchant in Leith, to Miss Elizabeth land, spouse of Mr Rob. Forbes, furgeon. Shortried, daughter of the deceased 15. At his house in Prince's ftreet, Robert Shortried, Esq. of Grecansad. Walter Hanter of Polmood, Esq.

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15. At Glasgow, Mr Robert Auchin. 3. At Bath, Charles Lockhart, Lfe of clots merchant.

Muiravenlide. - At his house in Inverkeithing, 3. At Edinburgh, Lieat. Benjamin Capt. James Brital, of Blairlogie. Dodd, of the marines.

- At Gordon Caftle, Mrs A. Chris 4. At Edinburgh, Miss Mary Ellis, tie, who had been for many years houte- fecond daughter of the deceased Rev. kceper there.

George Ellis, late Minister of the Gospel 16. At Camberwell, Mr David Rich- at Carrieden ardson, of Panton-Square, London.

. At Clain , Mrs Elizabeth Smel. 17. At Edinburgh, Mr Robert Wil- lie, widow of Thomas Hopkirk, Elg. cí liamson, formerly merchant in Leith. Daibeth.

18. At Londonderry, in the 19th year s. At Craigow, Mrs Beatrix Stede of his age, Lieut. Wood of the Fifejhire man, wife of Dr John Rutherford of Balfencibles. On the 21st, his body was lilisk. interred with military honours, accom 6. At Edinburgh, Mrs Isabella Gibror, panied by the fincere regret of all who daughter of the deceased Thomas Gibfon, knew him, for his premature death. On Esq. Principat Clerk of Seffion. the 19th, the Coroner held his inquiry, . At Edinburgh, Miss Elizabeth when the Jury gave a verdiêt, " That Purdie, relict of Mr T. Clarksor, baker. the deceased came by his death by a shot 7. Patrick Græme, Esq. of Inch brakie. fred from a piftol by Lieut. Salmon.. 8. At London, Mrs Kerr, wife of Wil

19. At Dundee, Charles Lyle, Esq. of liam Kerr, Secretary of the General Post Kinnordy.

Office in Scotland. 20. Aí Stromness, John Sinclair mer At Buncle Manre, Mrs Christina chant.

Margarita Baker, wife of the Rev. Mr At Stirling, Mrs Edward Alexan- Robert Douglas, minister of Buncle. der.

19. At Glasgow, Mrs Robbecca Gray, At Balgarvie-house, Mrs Robert. relict of the laie Mr William Ross. fon of Balgarvie.

-. At Finzean, Archibald Farquhar21. At Dura, near Cupar, Mifs Isabel- son, Esq. of Finzean. Ja Menzies, eldest daughter of Dr Robert If. At Dumfries, Mifs Herries Er. Menzies, phyfician there.

daile. 23. At Dunkeld, Lady Cath. Mur At Coats, Alexander Aytone, Esq. ray, infant daughter of his Grace the D. of Kippo. of Athol.

At Aberdour, the Rev. Mr Robert 24. At Muffelburgh, Mrs Margaret Lifton, minister there, in the 66th year of Chrighton, spouse of William Chrighton, his age, and 42d of his ministry. Liq. of South Carolina.

12. At his house in Antigua Street, 25. At Greenock, Mrs Mary Boog, Thomas Anderson, Esq. late of the island wife of Mr Dav. Williamson, merchant of Jamaica. there.

At Forfar, after a few days illness, 26. At Aberdeen, Chas. Gordon, Esq. Bailie William Gray, aged 85 years. He of Buthlaw.

enjoyed a singularly good conftitution, 29. At Lancaster, Mr Alex. Stevens, never having by any trouble or fickness Senior, architect.-A gentleman higbly been confined a day to his bed previous esteemed in private life, and the many to the distress he died of. He has left public works he has erected are the best behind him fifty - eight children and cpcomium on his profeffional merit. grand-children, besides a number of grea:

30. At Ascog, in Argyleshire, Mrs Jean grand-children. Douglas, relict of Archibald Macvicar, 13. At her house, head of St John'slate tackfman of Auchadachown. Street, Canongate, Mr's Katharine Chrifi

31. At Edinburgh, Mr Robert Wilson; tie, daughter of the deceased Ja. Christie teacher.

of Newhall. Feb. 1. At Craighead, in the parish 14. At Aberdeen, Captain Geo. Symof Dunblane, Perthshire, in his' 89th mers, late of the 25th regiment of foot, year, Michael Stirling, formerly far- barrack mafter of Aberdeen, and Captain mer at Glasing all in that parish, where, of one of the Volunteer companies. in 1758, he invented a threshing.mill

, At Dumfries, in the Soft year of believed to be the firft in Scotland, 'and his age, Mr George Gordon, late mer: which from that year to the present has chant there. threshed annually the whole crops' pro --. At Dumfries, Mr James Miligan, duced on an extenfive arable farm. merchant.

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THE

EDINBURGH MAGAZINE,

OR

LITERARY MISCELLANY,

FOR MARCH 1796 ; With a View of BONNINGTON LINN, on the River Clyde.

CONTENTS:

Page 213

.

Board,

POETRY.

Page RegisteroftheWeather for March,162 Prullia, Description of the View, 163 Germany,

ib. Obfervations on Insanity, ib. France,

214 Minutes of Agriculture, from the · Books and Pamphlets published Reports of the Agricultural in February 1796,

216 165 The Discovery ; a Tale,

218 Eflex, ,

ib. View of the Character and Writ.

ings of Dr Johnson, 169 A Pindaric Ode..To Science, 221 Critique on Dr Johnson's Style, 182 Idyllium.-The Prison, ib. Whimsical Expences of Economy,183 The Sorrows of Sunday.--An Account of Annual Registers, 187 Elegy; by P. Pindar,

ib. History of Jews in England, 188 Resignation.—An Elegy, 223 Life of Mortimer the Painter, 191 On Fame.--A Sonnet,

.224 Account of an useful Inftitution Mary Queen of Scots on leaving of the French,

195
France.- A Sonnet,

ib. Retrospective View of the State. Epilogue to the New Comedy of of Learning in Europe, 196 Speculation,

ib. Italy,

197 Verses written at the Sea-lide, 225 Spain and Portugal,

ib.

198 Proceedings of the Sixth Session
Germany, Hollard, &c. • ib. of the Seventeenth Parliament
Great Britain,

199
of Great Britain,

225 Anecdotes of the Prince Royal of Denmark,

202

MONTHLY REGISTER, Character of the Swedes, 203 France,

234 Shakspeare MSS.

ib. Interesting Intelligence from the New View of the City of Copen. London Gazettes,

235 hagen, with Observations on Execution of the Mutineers on the Characters and Manners of board the Defiance when in the Danes,

206
Leith Roads,

237 Theatrical Intelligence, 211 Affairs in Scoiland, Drury-Lane,

ib. Trial of John and Arthur Oreils, Covent Garden,

212

for Murder,
Opera, -
ib. Births and Marriages,

740 Literary Intelligence, 213 Deaths,

241 X

State

France,

ib.

State of the BAROMeter in inches and decimals, and of Farenheit's THER

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