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SCOTS MAGAZINE,

Edinburgh Literary Miscellany,

FOR APRIL 1815:

With a View of the Interior of ELGIN CATHEDRAL.

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CONTENTS:

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Register of the Weather for April,....... 242
High Water at Leith for May,........... ib.
Description of the Interior of Elgin Ca-
thedral,....
Proceedings of the Wernerian Society,
-Mr Scoresby on the Polar Ice, and
on a Journey to the North Pole,..... 244
Literary Intelligence,........
246
Query respecting Fees in the Herald
Office,....

248

Report of Parliamentary Proceedings
relative to the Union Canal,.......... ib.
Monthly Memoranda in Nat. History, 252
Memoirs of the Progress of Manufac-
tures, Chemistry, Science, and the
fine Arts,.....
254
Observations on Landscape-Style,..... 257
Trial of William Paterson for poisoning
his Wife, (concluded,)..............
New Regulations respecting the Order
of the Bath, (concluded,)...
Description of the Ascent of the Peak
of Teneriffe, by Humboldt,............ 263
Extracts from Park's new Volume of
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SCOTTISH REVIEW.

A New Edition of Toland's History of
the Druids, with an Abstract of his
Life and Writings, and a copious
Appendix, containing Notes, Critical,
Philological, and Explanatory. By
M. Huddleston,........

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Travels,.......

-Mode of washing for Gold in Africa, ib.
-African Thieves,......
277
-Adventure with three Lions,......... 279
-Account of the City of Sansanding,.. ib.
On the different Species of Apples culti-

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vated in this Country,............................... Comparative Table of cultivated and uncultivated Lands in the different Counties of Scotland,.............................

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New Works published in Edinburgh,... 294

POETRY.

Parting...
Poem, by the late Rev. George Knowles,
(concluded,)..............................

PROCEEDINGS OF PARLIAMENT.
House of Lords,-On the Corn Laws,. 297
House of Commons.-On the Resolu-
tions respecting the Corn Laws,...... 299

294

HISTORICAL AFFAIRS.

France. Bonaparte, the Bourbons, and
the Allied Powers of Europe,......... 308

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IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS.

Declaration of his Majesty the Emperor
of the French, to the French and the
Parisians,......
.... 309
Address of the Ministers to Bonaparte, 310
Extract from the Register of the Deli-

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berations of the Council of State,..... ib. His Majesty's Reply,........ .. 311 Letter, in Bonaparte's own hand-writing, to the Sovereigns in Europe,.... 312

SCOTTISH CHRONICLE.

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Proceedings before the High Court of
Justiciary,
Melancholy Occurrence,................................................ 314
Miscellaneous Intelligence,.............................. 315
Governor and Directors of the British
Linen Company Bank,......
316
of the Royal Bank of Scotland, ib.
of the Bank of Scotland,
ib.
Appointments, by the Prince Regent, 317
Births, and Marriages,
Deaths,
Stocks and Markets,

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STATE OF THE BAROMETER, &c.

From March 26th to April 25th 1815, in the vicinity of Edinburgh.

Barom. Thermom. Rain.| Weather.

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1815.
Mar.26 29.61 38

M. N.
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27 29.2 40

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28 29.61 37

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29 30. 35 50 30 29.9 40 56 $129.9 45 62 April 1 29.9 48 58

2 29,81 49 52
3 30. 37 56
4 29.9 38 54
5 30.02 44 53

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7 30.21 44 64 8 30.21 45 63 9 30.15 44 58 10 30.81 42 55 11 30.1 45 59 12 30.15 48 62

13 29.8 48 50 0.14 Rain

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0.05

0.03 Showers Clear

14 30.09 35 45

15 30.3 36 51
16 30.3 36 55
17 30.35 38 58
18 30.51 40 63
19 30.23 38 56
20 30.05 44 56
21 29.55 39 43
22 29.75 40 48
23 29.75 43 56
24 29.75 41 54
25 29.99 35 61

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High Water at Leith for
May 1815.
Morn. Even.

Days.

H. M. H. M.

M. 1 7 28 8 2 Tu. 2 8 42 9 24 W. 310 1 10 34 Th. 411 3 11 29 Fr. 511 54 12 16

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36 12 54

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Tu. 9

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2 34

2 54

3 14

3 56

4 44

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W. 10
Th. 11 3 35
Fr. 12 4 20
Sa. 13 5 8
Su. 14 6
M. 15 7
Tu. 16 8
W. 17 9
Th. 18 10
Fr. 19 11
Sa. 2012
Su. 21
M. 22 1
Tu. 23 2
W. 24 2
Th. 25 3 27
Fr. 26 4 4
Sa. 27 4 41 5 0
Su. 28 5 21 5 42
M. 29 6 4 6 29
Tu. 30 6 55 7 24
W. 31 7 54 8 28
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30 12 52
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For MAY 1815.

Apparent time at Edinburgh.

D. H. M.

Last Quart. 1. 0 1 noon.
New Moon, 9.
First Quart. 16.
Full Moon, 23.
Last Quart. 31.

May 12, Court of Session sits.

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THE

Scots Magazine,

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EDINBURGH LITERARY MISCELLANY,

For APRIL 1815.

Description of the Interior of ELGIN

Cathedral.

"ander Dunbar Cumnoch, knight, "sheriff of Elgin and Forres, and his "deputes; William, Bishop of Aber"deen; Patrick, Bishop of Moray, "&c. that they defend and assist A"lexander Clerk, and Wm. Binney, and their servants, taking down, and "selling the said lead, &c.

"Signed R, M."

ELGIN CATHEDRAL, part of the
ruins of which are represented in
the annexed Engraving, was originally
built by Andrew, Bishop de Moray,"
in 1224. In 1390 it was burnt down,
together with the town, by the "Wolf
of Badenoch," son of Robert the 11.,
in one of those feuds which so much

disgraced that period. It was soon after restored; but as the great tower fell in 1506, it could not have been done in a very sufficient manner. The year following, however, Bishop Foreman began to repair this misfortune, and, in 32 years after, it was restored to all its original splendour. Not, however, long to remain; for what the fury of the Reformation spared, was destined to become a prey to the necessities of government; and in 1568, only 30 years after it was finished, the following disgraceful edict was issued from the Council of Edinburgh:

This sacrilegious spoliation was ac cordingly put in practice, and as the metal could only be disposed of in Holland, it was shipped from Aberdeen to that country, but had scarcely left the harbour when the vessel sunk, and the whole was lost; a fate which, at the time, was considered as a just reward to those who were concerned in this very infamous transaction. After the period of this robbery, the church went fast to decay, and in 1711 the great tower again fell.

From the magnificent remains of this venerable building, it is easy to determine, that Elgin cathedral must have been one of the finest in Britain, By the engraving which accompanies this, some notion may be formed of the sumptuous decorations with which it was finished. The drawing is taken from the middle of the building, under the place where the great tower stood, of which the masses in front are, no doubt, fragments. It repre sents the eastern end of the cathedral, where there are two ranges of windows, five in each, the lower measuring four feet by two, the upper ones

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"Edinburgh, 14th Feb. 1567-8. Seeing provision must be made "for entertaining the men of war, "whose service cannot be spared, un"til the rebellious and disobedient 44 subjects be reduced; therefore, let "the lead be taken from the cathedral "churches in Aberdeen and Elgin, "and sold for sustentation of the said men of war; and command and "charge the Earl of Huntly, sheriff of Aberdeen, and his deputes; Alex

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