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SCOTS MAGAZINE,

AND

Edinburgh Literary Miscellany,

For NOVEMBER 1812.

With a View of BAMBOROUGH CASTLE.

CONTENTS:
Page

Page Register of the Weather for Nooember, 810

SCOTTISH REVIEW. High Water at Leith for December...... ib. Outlines of Natural Philosphy; by ProDescription of Bamborough Castle ...... 811 fessor Playfair...........

857 Monthly Memoranda in Nat. History, 812 Memoirs of the Progress of Manufac- New Works published in Edinburgh... 862 tures, Chemistry, Science, and the

POETRY. fine Arts..........

................ 813

815 Literary Intelligence..........

Procrastination ..........

ib. List of Members elected in Scotland

Nelson, a Dirge..........

864 for the New Parliament ......... 816 Impromptu.......

ib. View of the Advantages to be derived

HISTORICAL AFFAIRS. from a Railway between Edinburgh

East INDIES.Mutiny and Massacre and Glasgow........

817
at Travancore prevented.

865 Short Remarks on the Conduct of the Island of Javi.............................

866 Magistrates of the City of Edinburgh

-Nero South Wales...........

867 in the present Times of Public Dis

SOUTH AMERICA-Buenos Ayres....... ib. tres.........

...... 818

Curaccas, Mexico, Peru, and Chili...... 868 On the Beauty of the Human Form:

AMERICAN WAR.......

ib. From the Italian..........

820

-Unsuccessful Invasion of Canada..... ib. View of the present State of the Ma. NORTHERN WAR.......

871 nufactures of Paisley.........

822

-Russian Accounts of the Battle of -Character ......

824
Moskva, or Borodino ..........

ib. -Tape Manufacture...

825

- Proclamation of the Emperor of -Soap-making..

ib.

Russia on the taking of Moscou by -Distil!eries ........

826
the French....

872 Anecdotes of of the late Edward Wort.

-Evacuation of Moscow by the French, 873 ley-Montague .........

897
SPAIN

ib. Account of Improvements carried on -Retreat of the British Army from in the County of Caithness in 1803, 835

Burgos.......

874 Receipts for making Currant Wine..... 838

-Extracts from dispatches from Lord Biographical Account of Js. Elphinston, 840

Wellington..........

875 Account of the Examination of the Col

FRANCE.-Conspiracy at Paris......... 878 lege of Fort William.......... 845 Naval INTELLIGENCE.-Capture of - Public Disputations..........

ib.

the Gurriere Frigate by the Americans, 879 Address of his Excellency Licut.-Gen.

SCOTTISII CHRONICLE. George Hewett, to the Gentlemen of the College of Fort William.......... 847 Election of Peers...........

881 -Catulogue of Literary Works recom- Parliamentary Elections, High Tides,&c. 882 Inended............ 851 Appointments ......

884 -Catalogue of Works printed.......... 853 Births and Marriages..

885 View of the State of Literature and Li. Deaths ........

896 terary Sucicties in Portugal............ 854 Stocks and Markets .....

Cloudy

STATE OF THE BAROMETER, &c. High Water at Leith for

December 1812. From Oct. 26th to November 25th, 1812,

Day. Morn. Even. in the vicinity of Edinburgh.

H. M. H.
Tu. 112 24 12 46
W.
2

1 7 Th. 3 1

30 1 53 1812. \Barom.Thermom. Rain. Weather.

Fr.
2 17

2 41 Oct.

M. N.
I. P.

Sa.

5 3 6 3 31 26 29.81 44 54

Sæ.

6 3 56 4 21 27 29.6 43 51 0.07 Rain

7 4 47 5 13 28 29.6 4249

Clear

Tu. 8 5 39 6 29 29.85 33 48

W. 9 6 29 6 54 30 29.79 36 49 0.06 Rain

Th. 10 7 19 7 45 31 29.84 33 51

Clear

Fr. 11 8 10 8 95 Nov. 129.67 48 52 0.27 Rain

Sa. 12 9 O 9 25 229.9 4351

Clear

Su. 13 9 51 10 17 3 29.95 44 49

M. 14 10 44 11 10 4 30.1 40 51

Tu, 15/11 3812 6 5 80.21 40 50

W. 16 12 35 6 30.25 33 | 45

Th. 17 1 3 1 39 30.2 31 | 44

Fr. 18 2

2 91 8 30. 36 45

Cloudy

Sa. 19 3 1 3 90 930.09 38 45 0.15 Rain

Su. 20 3 59 4 29 1030.25 31 41

Clear

M. 21 4 54 5 22 11 30.1 36 43

Tu. 22 5 45 6 11 12 | 29.8 35 40

0.25 Rain

W: 23 6 33 6 57 13 29.75 | 37 | 44

0.1

Th 24 7 19 7 42 14 29.5 44 46 0.32

Fr. 25 8 2 8 24 15 29.81 40 41 0.22

Sa. 26 8 44 9 5 16 29.8 40 | 43 0.07

Su. 27 9 25 946 17 99.71 | 39 | 41 0.15

M. 28 10 7 10 28 18 29.82 35 40 0.04 Sleet

Tu. 29 10 50 11 12 1929.95 30 40

Clear

W. 30 11 35| 11 5S 2030.05 27 37

Th. 31 | 12 22 12 46 21 30.3 26 37 22 30.36 | 32 40

MOON'S PHASES 29 30,05 | 37 | 45 0.13 Rain

For DECEMBER 1812, 94 29.75 48 51 0.05

Apparent time at Edinburgh.

D. H. M.
25 29.7 46 | 50 1.51

New Moon 3.12 7 evening
First Quart. 11. 1 38 aftern.

Full Moon 18. 5 22 morning Quantity of Rain.............3.39

Last Quart. 25. 2 54 aftern. December 10. Salmon fishing in Forth and Tay begins.

21. Shortest Day,

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THE

Scots Magazine,

AND

EDINBURGH LITERARY MISCELLANY,

For NOVEMBER 1812.

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Description of BAMBOROUGH CASTLE.

ry, whence corn is dispensed to the \\HIS remarkable edifice is situated poor, even in the dearest times, at 4s. It stands on a rock rising almost per- for the reception of shipwrecked sailpendicularly from the sea, and is ac- ors; and beds are provided for 30, cessible only on the south-east side, in case such a number should be at On the same spot, according to the any time cast ashore. The coast beMonkish historians, stood a palace ing very tempestuous, a patrole is kept, built by Ina, king of Northumber. whenever the night is stormy, along land, in 559. Sir John Forster, war- the whole length of the manor, which den of the Marches, was created Go. extends eight miles ; and many lives vernor by Queen Elizabeth; and have thus been preserved. Many, after James I. bestowed upon his grandson suffering shipwreck, have been found the entire property, both of the castle on shore in a state of insensibility, and manor. But Thomas Forster, and have, by the application of timely Esq. the representative of the family, remedies, been restored to life. As, haying, in 1715, incurred the penalty when ships strike on the rocks, it is of forfeiture, they were purchased by often possible to retrieve them, proLord Crew, bishop of Durham. That vided a great number of people can prelate, at his death, left the whole be assembled, a cannon has been fixe property to be applied to charitable ed on the top of the tower, which is purposes. No particular object was fired once, if the accident happens in specified; but the trustees were left such a quarter; twice, if in another, at liberty to employ the amount in and so on. Thus, not only the crew, any manner which appeared to them but even tho vessels, are often presermost serviceable to the public. One ved; for machines are in readiness to of these trustees established his resi. heave ships out of any perilous situadence in the castle, and made the tion. The charity of Bishop Crew, most humane and judicious arrange. thus judiciously administered, has bements for the fulfilment of the Pre- come a great blessing to the neighlate's generous bequest. The upper bourhood, and to seamen in general, part was formed into an ample grana. who navigate that tempestuous coast.

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