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Register of the Weather for Apr. 242 - The Duke of Argyle's at Inver.
High Water at Leitb for May, ib. ary,

The Gleaner, No. VI. 243 Vindication of the Character and
Description of the View,

• 248

Conduct of the Author of the
StriAures on the Purfuite of Li.

Pursuits of Literature, 294


• 249 Books and Pamphlets published

in London in March 1799,

On Sub-dividiog large Tracts of

Land, by Belts, Stripes, &c. 257 Angelina.-A Tale



- The Advantages arifing there-


from, in respect of Shelter, and
improving the Climate, . ib. Elegy on the Death of a favour-
- Direction, Pofition, Breadtla ite Linnet,


and Extent of the Belts, Stripes,

To the Memory of the Rev.

&c. according to local circum

William Mafon,

Atances, considered.

259 A Persian Ode to Spring, 304
Anecdotes of Alexander and Cbar. Maternal Affection,

les Lameth,

260 The Maniac,--the Wanderer, 306

Character of Richard Watson,

D.D. Lord Bishop of Landaff, 164,

of Charles Burney, Mus. Proceedings of Parliament, ib.

D. F. R. S.



Account of Warren Hastings, Esq. 269

Anecdotes of the Manners, Cul- Interesting Intelligence from the

toms, &c. of Bengal, 276

London Gazettes


Description of a Farm at the Cape Affairs in Scotland,


of Good Hope,

280 Account of a smart Shock of an



Earthquake at Comrie, ibid

Observations of a Foreigner on Trial of Nicholas Kirby before the

the Manners and Cuftoms of High Court of Jufticiary, - 318

Great Britain,

288 Proceedings of the Circuit Court

Dinner of an Academic Club. ib. of Justiciary at Glasgow,

- The Royal Society, 289 Births and Marriages,


The Observatory at Greenwich, Deaths,


and another Dinger,



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State of the BAROMETER, in inches and decimals,

and of Farenheit's THERMOMETER in the open air, taken in the morning before sun-rise, and at noon; and the quantity of rain-water fallen, in inches and decimals, from April ift to 30th, in the vicinity of Edinburgh.

H. M.




I 52

Sa. 4• Su. 5.



?. 43


High Water at LEYT.

for May 1799.
(From the Town and Coun-
try Almanack.)

Morn. Even.
Days. H. M.
W. 1. Il 52-
Th. 2. o I – o 30
3. 050-1 9

I 32

2 14- 2 37 M. 6. 3 3- 3 25 T.

7 3 50 4 15 W. & 4 39— 3 Th. 9. 5 33

6 F. 10.

6 27–6 56 Ja. II. 7 26–7 53 Su. 12.

8 18 8 M. 13. 99- 9 33 T. 14. 959–10 24 W. 15. 10 51-11 17 Th. 16. Il 445

8- 0 36 Sa. 18. 3

1 58- 2 29 3

3 30 3 55 4 23 W. 22. 4 27 Th.23. 5 56- 6 25 F. 24. 651-726 Sa. 25. 7. 43


Su. 25. § 294 8 49
M. 27. 99
T. 28. 949-


8 W. 29. 10 29-10 49

9-11 29 Fr. 31. 11 50

Fr. 17.

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1799. Barom. Thermom. Rain. April

In. Pts.
29.825 | 31 41
2 29.755 31 41
3 29.7 31

29.505 32

5 29.469 33

35 19.52 33 37 7 29.641 35

34 41 9 29.154 37 400.451 10 28.8

36 41

0.301 II 28.895

39 42 0.398 I2 29.3

37 45 0.155 13 29.995

41 14 30. 37 15 29.651


0.112 16

29.055 37 45 17 28.965 37 42 0.04 18 28.73

47 0.6541 19 | 28.964

44 19.351


49 21

19.5 22 29.211

480.3 23 | 29.495

43 0.15 24 29.9

42 25 29.854

48 0.155 26 19.754

32 27 29.7 28 19.854 45 55 29 19.9 3847 30 29.729 34 55

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I Hays of late observed, with a con

When such are the attainments of fiderable degree of regret, that modern education, and when women many of our most respectable publi- are thus taught from their earliest cations contain very severe censures years to become the slaves of folly and upon the increasing impropriety of fashion, what can afterwards be exthe conduct of the Ladies ; and I am pected from their vitiated judgment ? much afraid that these censures are Will they prefer the man of sense, of in general too well founded ; but as sobriety, of merit, and of informaI have ever been most devotedly at. tion; or the fop who is placed at the tached to the fair sex, I shall now head of the Ton, and the man of endeavour, to point out the circum- the world? Will they chuse a hus. itances which may have given rise to band who could point out their ertheir foibles, and to offer a few hints rors, detect their caprices, and shew which may possibly prove of utility them the path to real happiness; or in correcting them.

one whose understanding and abilities In order to connect with proprie. are only equal, or perhaps inferior to ty the ideas which may occur upon their own, and who will encourage this subject, I shall divide it in the and join them in all the extravagance following method ; confidering, 1. E. and diffipation of the age? Will they ducation, conduct, and amusements; listen to conversation upon history, 2. Laws with regard to adultery. biography, poetry, and the Belles

1. A sensible writer has juftly ob- Lettres; or will they eagerly swallow served, that when Girls are of an age the tales of Romance, the account to discriminate and lay in a stock of of new fashions, and the infamous ideas, they are sent to a boarding scandal of the day? Will they amuse school to learn “Music, dancing, ac themselves at home with needle-work

complishments, diffipation and in and domestic cares ; or will they ily "trigue,-everything but folid know- to the infipid routine of assemblies, "ledge, --every thing but humility, routs, and operas? With how much "-every thing but piety,--every pleasure would I offer an answer to " thing but virtue."

these queftions, were there not too Hh2


much reason to believe, that, if can. and of conduct, that mode will ur. did, it would prove disadvantageous doubtedly be generally adopted, how. to the female chara&ter ; and were it ever repugnant to reason and disanot already precluded by the exhibi- greeable in practice. tions of the Theatres and the con- Io proportion to the improved tents of the public libraries. The state of society, the feelings are reocauses of the popularity of novels dered more acute ; the passions less have been ably discussed, and at the fierce ; the manners less ferocious ; same time properly reprehende din this yet the refinements of life, and it is Magazine for January laft, although a moft melancholy truth,) corrupt, their dangerous tendency was not at the moment that they polish, the fufficiently pointed out. In a future intercourse of the sexes. "The vonumber, the outlines of a few of the luptuousness of female dress, by give molt admired romances may proba. ing additional luftre co beauty, inbly be taken notice of; but at pre- flames the imagination ; while the sent it is only necessary to say, that elegance of motion and the Audied when such as the Life of Poublas, disorder of fashionable ornaments, Horrid Mysteries, the Monk, with ma- rouse the energies of the senses, and ny- too many, others of the same excite the arts of fedurition. Luxu. description, are sought after with a. rious entertainments throw virtue off vidity, we cannot be astonished that its guard ; midnight dances present inftances of elopement and of seduc. opportunity to vice or frailty; and tions should frequently happen the frequency and the effect of licen

When we turn our eyes to the tious spectacles render that opportuTheatre, we observe crowds of every nity highly dangerous. The cele. rank presling with the impetuosity of brated Mr Gibbon observes of the competition, to see pantomimes and love of pleasure, that “ if refined by puppet shows, too contemptible to be “ art and learning, improved by the criticised, -too despicable to be de- “ charms of social intercourse, and scribed ; and the representation of “ corrected by a just regard to eco. which ought to be considered as an nomy, to health and to reputation ; insult to a civilized and learned na. “ it is productive of the greatest part tion ; were not the Managers excused “ of the happiness of private life.” by the depraved taste of the public, Would lovely women cultivate with and the unbounded applause so uni- a proper degree of affiduity those versally and lavihly beftowed upon qualifications which are so eltimable, these miserable performances. so eafily attained, and so indispenfi.

It is a fact which is incontroverti- ble to real bliss, how much would ble, that the Ladies are the supreme our admiration be encreased. She directors of fashion, of manners, and possesses in her form, all that can of amusements, and that in these af. pícase the senses, in her character, all fairs the men yield the most implicit that can interest the heart of man. submission to their orders and wishes; On her care and tenderness we must and this circumftance, although at rely for our safety in infancy ; in the firft it may appear trifling, yet when enjoyment of her love and friendship, carefully confidered, will be found to we must ever place our greatest felibe of the moft serious consequence; city in more mature years. In the because, the defire of pleasing the hour of sorrow, her gentle consolafair fex being one of the most pow. tion affords us the moft effectual and erful principles implanted in the the most grateful relief! in the mobreast of man; if it is only to be ac- ment of melancholy or of weakness, complished by a certain mode of dress her sportive gaiety reitores the vigour


of our minds ; while her foothing at. to realise some of those scenes of haptention alleviates the pangs of dis- piness which glow with the warm tress, dissipates the horrors of despair, tints of enthusiasm, and which are and impreffes on our souls the most descriptive of a felicity placed far delightful seniations. Since such are beyond her reach ; and in a moment the comforts to be derived from the of imprudence she may yield to the union of the sexes, if produced by seductive arts of one of those mo. mutual regard and aided by rational dern knights-errant, who are ever education, how bitter must be the prepared to destroy domestic peace, regret of every man who possesses the and to deliver diftressed dames from Dightest portion of fenfibility, when the upcourtly thraldom, of honour, he considers that his hopes of happi. of morality, and of virtue. ness must often prove visionary on

The hittorian, when delineating account of the present system of fash. the manners and the morals of those ionable ideas; and when, instead of ages which are the subject of his pen, the beautiful picture of woman in nay express a dignified disapprobathe zenith of perfection, he beholds tion of dissoluteness, and in proporthe canvas blotted with petulance, tion to his celebrity and abilities, ignorance, and levity. They who his censure will ftamp a disgrace more suffer anguish by the indifcretion of or less indelible. The Biographer, their daughters are undeserving of by pointing out particular instances compassion, when their own conduct of depravity, may endeavour to ex. has been originally the cause of that cite general deteftation, and to proindiscretion, and when, by neglect. mote the love of virtue by expofing ing those early moments which are in genuine colours the hideousness of most precious and most favourable vice. But the Gleaner, who has for improvement, they fecretly nour- often wept over the frailty, and fighifh a canker to deftroy the beautiful ed at the sorrows of his lovely counflower, which might otherwise have trywomen, mutt sympathise with blossomed the pride of the parent them upon the contempt with which fem. Examples of depravity of con- they will be treated in the annals of duct in married women may be at- the nation they were intended to tributed, 1. to the nature of their bless and to adorn; and should his education, and 2. to the motives at language appear in any degree harsh, present universally inductive of mar- it must be attributed to the warmth riage. When we fee a young and of that love and admiration which he beautiful girl scarcely escaped from cherishes for the female character in the boarding school, devoted to the its native purity, when uncontaminatembraces of some old but wealthy or ed by fashion and unsullied by vice. noble dotard, can it be conceived that Were the proudest beauty to per. mutual affection and happiness are to use the instructive pages of history, result from such an union, promoted how completely would her vanity be by the interested views of political humbled to perceive that her sex are influence, of rank, or of fortune considered, by many men, especially By reading the romantic and fascina- those of the highest ranks, merely as ting accounts of the accomplishments an instrument of sensuality, the playof heroes of novels, the lady will thing of the moment ; by others as learn to despise her husband, to de- a necessary evil, or race of inferior preciate any real merit which he may beings; that small is the proportion possess, and to sigh for some gallant of those who would treat her as a Lothario to paint his love and his valuable companion; and that this despair at her feet. She will long proportion is chiefly to be found in


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