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THE

EDINBURGH MAGAZINE,

OR

LITERARY MISCELLANY,

FOR MAY 1796 ;
With a View of CASTLE HUNTLY, the Seat of G. Paterson, Efq.

Page

328

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POETRY.

CON TEN TS:

Page
Register of the Weather for May, 324 Observations relative to Large
Description of the View, 325 Farms,

367 Obfervations on Provincial Coins, ib. On the cultivation of Indian Corn, 369 Anecdotes of Persons connected History of Jews in England, 370 with the French Revolution, 326 Literary Intelligence, - 373 Dumourier,

ib. Retrospective View of the Drama,375 Mad. Genlis, Sillery, Brulart, ib. Drury-Lane,

ib. M. Valence,

327

Covent Garden, - 377
Abbé de Calonne,
ib. Opera,

• 378
M. de Calonne,

ib. Books and Pamphlets published M. D'Ivernois,

in April 1796,

379 Mirabeau, Miranda, Wilkes, ib. Albert and Emma: a Tale,

380 M. Demorande,

ib. Briffot,

329 A Description of George Heriot's The Duke de Harcourt, ib, Hospital,

384 The Duchefs de Polignac, ib. The Lafs of Fair Wone, 385 M. Miranda,

330 Elegy,--.written to diffuade a Anecdote of John Duke of Marl. young Lady from frequenting borough,

ib. the Tomb of her deceased Lo. On the Difficulty of asligning the ver,

387 real Character to Antique Fe

Dr A-
to Dr E

388
male Statues,
331 Spring,-a Sonnet,

ib. Of the Island of Cerigo, anciently Sonnet, written on rising Ground called Cythera, 335 near Lichfield,

389 Extracts from a Traveller's Journal,

336 Proceedings of the Sixth Sellion A succinct Account of Hercula of the Seventeenth Parliament num, Pompeii, and Stabia, .

342
of Great Britain,

389
The German Play at Venice, an
Anecdote,

· 344 Proceedings of the Legislative Remarks on Persian Poetry, · 348 Aflembly of France,

395 Observations on the Persian Peri, 350 Interesting Intelligence from the Sketch of an History of Poland, 351 London Gazettes,

400 A Sketch of the History of Ca Scotland, --Circuit Court of Justinals,

355
ciary at Aberdeen,

404 A Conversation on Female Ac

at Stirling, Inver. complishments,

360
ness and Jedburgh,

405 On the Use of Lime in Agricul Births and Marriages,

ib. ture, 365 Deaths,

406 SO

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MONTHLY REGISTER,

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State of the BAROMETER in inches and decimals, and of Farenheit's Thir.

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EDINBURGH MAGAZINE,

OR

LITERARY MISCELLANY,

FOR Mar 1796.

DESCRIPTION OF THE VIEW.

, , George Paterson, Esq. is de- summer months, the view is charmlightfully situated in the Carse of ing. Although the fublime of Na. Gowrie, in Perthshire, about fifteen ture dwells not here, yet the eye is miles distant from Perth, and fix from delighted in contemplating the fields Dundee. It anciently belonged to waving with golden grain. The hills the family of Gray, from which it that bound the view

are cultivated to passed to the family of Strathmore, the summit. A richer prospect can. and then had the name of Castle not well be imagined. The grounds Lyon; but the present proprietor, around the calle, though not exten. who married a daughter of the late five, are laid out with tate. From Lord Gray, has restored it to its ori. the dull uniformity of Art, they have ginal name, which it now retains. now assumed the fimplicity of Nature.

Castle Huntly is built upon a rock, Travellers .who come many miles to at a small distance from the river visit the Highlands of Scotland, and Tay. Many additions have been view the wonders of Nature there, made to it by the present proprietor. would not be disappointed although Two wings have been added; also they stepped aside to take a peep of turrets, and an obfervatory upon the Caftle Huntly.

For EDINBURGH MAGAZINE.

OBSERVATIONS ON PROVINCIAL COINS.

To the EDITOR,

the time, his form and preffure," in SIR,

bearing fymbols of the high spirit of YOUR polite reception of my few political party which is a character

loose observations on Provincial iftic of those days. The naval vice Coins *, emboldens me to fuggelt, by tory on the ift of June 1794, the way of supplement, that a fixth class. nuptials of the Prince of Wales and of devices, worthy of diftintion and Duke of York, and the imprison. imitation, might have been included. ment of Ridgeway and Symonds, are -Some derive considerable dignity recited on London halfpence. One from their recording historical events; exhibits Paine on a gibbet, as a or show the very age and body of worthless criminal, while others sf 2

slalo * See our Magazine For Fcb.la A, p.131.

class him with Sir Thomas More, An effential improvement has late. and mention him with applause, &c. ly appeared in the fabric of coins :

With regard to fublequent im- adopted by Mr Boulton of Birmingprovement, it should have been re. ham, to preserve more effectually marked, that among the beit pieces their imprellions from the effects of recently published, not a few are attrition : a plain and broad circle, found destitute of the date of the year considerably elevated, surrounds the when they were isfued : of fuch are figures on the field, into which the most of the coins of Kimpson of Bir. letters of the legend are indent. mingham bearing public buildings; ed in intaglia, in a fimilar manner to on those of Skidmore, Holborn, altho' those usually occupying the external the periods when St Andrew's and rim. This improvement is differentSt Luke's churches were founded ly modified, in different pieces ; are given, no year appears for the some having circular, and others el. birth of the coin : Caermarthen half- liptical portions of the field, bearing penny has the iron-works, and the the more interesting subjects of the Stratford one commemorates Shak. design, funken deeper than the level speare," and tells, what every body of the exterior parts. The original knows, the years of his birth and of this beautiful invention seems to death; but these pieces are register. be from the hand of Duprè, a Pari. ed into no.æra of time with respect fian artist, in his fine “ Medaille qui se to themselves. In monuments so last “ vend cinq. fols chez Monneron ;"ing, this is a most deplorable and ra ftruck on the first great æța of the dical defect. . The omission cannot French Revolution in 1790. be too severely reprobated; nor its future correction too earnestly enjoin. From the Country,

CITIS. ed.

April-1796.

ANECDOTES OF PERSONS CONNECTED WITH THE

FRENCH REVOLUTION.

Durnourier.

composition, writes with elegance s

is acquirements : he is a good o- quainted with every thing relating sator, an able politician, an excellent either to the politics or the wars of writer, and one of the best generals Europe. He received a fum equal of his age. His father, also, was a' to gool., of ouț money, for his life, man of talents, and by insisting that from a bookseller at Hamburgh, ir he should never learn any thing by the neighbourhood of which city, heart, prevented him, according to and within its territory, he now rehis own account, from ever forget. fides, with ting any thing! It has been generally supposed that

Madame Genlis-Sillery-Brulart. he acquired an immense sum of mo who occupies part of the fame house, ney during the revolution ; but he and, like himself

, is employed in folemnly declares this to be a cruel writing. This celebrated lady is well and unjust asperfion ; and boasts that known as an author, and has lately he is now indebted to his pen, as he published a new work, relative to was formerly to his sword, for his fup age of chivalry," called Les port.

Chevaliers de Cygne. Her husband He has an uncommon facility at was a member both of the national

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Anecdotes of Persons connected with the French Revolution. 327 affembly and the convention, and who fill terms himself " ministre the intimate and particular friend of d'état,” acquired much celebrity botla the Duke d’Orleans, since known by before and since the revolution. His the name of M. Egalité.-The wife talents raised him from a subordinate was the preceptress of the Orleans situation, to a place of high truft and family, and is allowed to have inspire confidence under the monarchy. He ed the young men with noble ideas. was a great favourite with the Queen, She always inculcated that birth and is accused by his enemies of hav. was accidental, hereditary diftinctioning administered to the dissipation of transitory, and that the only things her majesty, and the king's brothers, which a good man can deem certain, particularly the Count d'Artois, who are his knowledge and his virtues. now affumes the title of Monfreur, or Both her pupils conducted themselves firit prince of the blood. The de. like heroes at the battle of Jamappe, , ficit, first publicly pointed out by and are now the martyrs of their fa- Necker, sprung from frequent hoftither's crimes, and their own friend- lities without, and a contaminating fhip to Dumourier. Along with Ma- and debafing corruption within, the dame Genlis and M. Dumourier, re. kingdom. fides

Calonne's peace administration, M. Valence,

and Necker's war without taxes, newho rose to the rank of Lieut.-Gen. ceffarily led to the assembling of His forehead is scared with wounds,

the notables.

The notables begat one of which, inflicted by an oblique the fates-general, the fates-general ftroke of an Austrian husfar's fcymi. begat the national assembly, the natar, peeled off the kin in fuch a tional assembly begat the constitutmanner, as to roll it like a bandage ing assembly, and that begat the re. over his eye. This occurred when public. he was charging the enemy, at the

After selling a most superb colles. head of a detachment of cavalry.- tion of pictures for the common cause, He is a brave soldier; and although M. de Calonne fill supports it, and the actions of Pichegru and Jourdan his brother, by means of his writings have obliterated, in some degree, in the Courier de Londres. those of Dumourier and Valence, the frere," says he in his last able pamphtwo latter must be allowed to have let, eft du nombre des émigrés qui formed the troops that have fince travaillent pour fubfifier. Il s'eft lioré acquired the former, moft, if not all à une corvée fastidieuse, afin de n'étre their glory.

It was in the fame charge à personne. Loin de rouger manner that Philip prepared for the d’en etre réduit , on doit s'en gleria victories of Alexander.

fier."

Among a number of important, Abbè de Calonne.

(fome, perbaps, may be inclined to The Abbé, who enjoyed great in. think them paradoxial affertions,) he fluence, while his brother held the infifts, that France ftill poffeffes nearhigh office of comptroller-general of ly three times the quantity of circuthe finances in France, is at present lating, fpecie in Great Britain ; that the editor of the Courier de Londres, the raises, communibus annis, one-8th formerly the Courier de l' Europe. He

corn more than fufficient for the mainpoffefses a portion of the talents fo tenance of her own inhabitants, and conspicuous in his family.

that the whole public debt contract

ed by the emillion of the assignats, M. de Calonne.

now converted into mandats territoria This ci-devant comptroller-general, aux, might be cancelled for about

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