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Feb. 5. At Falmouth, Mr R. Allan. lon to Feb. 22. At Aberdeen, Mrs Forbes, widow Mr Allan, minister of Row. .
of the Rev. M. Thy, Forbes, late minister. 7. At Gatehill, Mrs M'Dowal, relict of - At Forgan Manle, the Rev. James' John M.Dowal, Esq. of Glen.
Burn, in the 39th year of his miniftry, and At Dalwhatswood, Mrs Arnot, wi- 65th of his age ; leaving behind him a widow of the late John Arnot.
dow, and eight of a young family. 8. At Greenock, Captain Robert Shed. Lately at Manse of Carrilton, the Rev. den.
Mr Burnet, minister of that parish. Miss Sophia Ramsay, daughter of the 23. At, London Lady Hannay, widow of late Provost Andrew Ramsay, of Glasgow. the late Sir Samuel Hannay, Bart.
-- Mrs Eaften, widow of Mr David 24. At Forganhall, fhire of Stirling, Mrs Easten, merchant in Glasgow.
Glen, wife of William Glen, Elq. of For- At Manse ot Rathen, the Rev. Wm. ganhall Cumine, in che 80th year of his age
25. At Baxter's Buildings, Edinburgh, 9. At Caledon, in Ireland, Major-Gen. Miss Elizabeth Helen Waiker, youngest Pringle, who served his King and Country daughter of the late John Walker, Esq. many years, as an officer of the firit emis merchant.
26. At Kirkside, in the 86d year of her At Edinburgh, the Rev Mr J. Dickie, age, Mrs Janet Straton Relic of the delate minister at Langholm, aged 91. cealed Arthur Straton, Esq. lace of Kirkside.
At Da scairth, Mrs Milligan, relict of 27. Ai Edinburgh, Miss Margaret Inglis, David Milligan, Elq. late merchant at Lon- daughter of the deceased David Inglis, Esq. don.
Treafurer of the Bank of Scotland. 11. John Thomson, Esq. Seeretary to the At Antonshill, Mrs Home, widow Board of Excise.
of the late Major Walter Home, of the 42d Il At Dunbar, Mrs Janet Hamilton, Regiment of Foot. relict of Richard Anderson, Esq. of Windy- Ac Dunfermline, Mr William Gul. goull.
land, surgeon, aged 80. 13. At Bargeny, Sir Hew Hamilton Dal- -. At Leith, Mrs Morrison, widow of Tymiple of Bargeny and North Berwick, the decased Mr J. Morriso, lace merchant. Bart.
Ac Edinburgh, the Ri. Hon. John, At Fort- William, Mrs Elizabeth visc of Arburthnot, Lord Inverbervie. His Johnstone, widow of Mr Charles Stewart, Lordihip is succeeded in his estates and titles late of Banavie, in the 83d year of her age. by his eldest son John.
14. At his house, Rose Bank, Mr Jaines 28. John Graham, of Craigbet, Esq. Kunnison.
At Scoonie Manse, Mrs Susanna - Mrs Sibhald, wife of Mr William Spears, wife of the Rev. Mr David Swan, Sibbald, merchant in Leith.
minister of that parish. 15. Ac Edinburgh, Mrs Henry, widow At his house in Parliament Square, of the late Rev. Dr. Robert Henry. Lewis Hay, E[q. Banker.
16. At his house, Gayfield Place, the Mr George Cruickshanks, writer. Lady of Sir John Würüiaw, Baronet.
At Cordale, Mrs Turnbull, wise of Mr 17. Miss Margaret Hall, daughter of John Turnbull. the late Alexander Hall, Esq. of Bencnolen. March 1. At his house in Castle street,
18. AEdinchip, Miss Isabella Campbell, James Stothart, of Cargen. Esą. of Edinchip.
At Aberdeen Mr Andrew Clerk, - At Edinburgh, Dr. Joshua Macken- many years a Taller of the Banking Comzie, physician.
pany of Aberdeen Captain William Allan, late of the 3. At his house, Gray's Close, Mr John I6th regiment of foot.
Bonnar, fer late Painter, 19. At Edinburgh, the Right Hon. Lady - At Montrase, Mis Ogilvy of Conon. Betiy Cunninghame, relict of the deceased fych. Sir John Cunninghame of Caprington, Bart. At Belfast, George Black, Esq. aged 75,
20. Ac Dundee, Mr John Ramsay, Brewer. many years Sovereign of that town.
25. At Seggledon, near Perth, Mr John Lately, Edward Willoby, Esq. Town Stocart, furgeon of the late 117 regiment. clerk of Berwick-upon-Tweed,
At Stirling, Mrs Jane Still, Spouse 5. Mr Campbell Denovan, Printer. of William Anderson, Esq. late Provost of 12. At Bach, Mrs Macleod, widow of Stirling.
the late Alexander Macleod, Esq. of HarAt Edinburgh, Mrs Butter, wife of ries. Mr William Butter, Architect.
13. At Huntly, the Rev. Robert Innes, in 22. Ac Glasgow, Mr Robert Ewing, the 92d year of his age, and the 59th of his Baker.
ministry - At Dundee, Mrs Robertson, wife of 13. David Grant, eldest son of the Rev. James Robertson, Eiq of Dunork.
Andrew Grant, sinister of Portmoak.
] State of the BAROMETER, in inches and decimals,
and ot Farenheit’s I HERMOMETER in the open air, taken in the morning before sun-risen and at noon; and the quantity of rain-water fallen, in inches and decimals, from March 26. to Apr. 25. 1800 in the vicinity of Edinburgh.
High Water at LEITH
for May 1800. (From the Town and Coun.
Morn. Even. Days. H. M. H. M. 7 52
§ 20 Fr. 2.
9 6 9 34 9 57 Su.
4. 10 20 M.
7. 20 Th. 8.
1 42 Fr. 9. 2 10
3 45 4 1
16 4 so S 23 5 55
10 44 11 33
6. Il 57
Clear Cloudy Ditto Ditto Ditto
0.215 | Rain 0.0551 Ditto
Sa. 10. Su. 11. M. 12.
T. 13 W. 14 Th. 15.
1800. Barom. Thermom. Rain. Mar
In. Pts. 26 29.651 39
57 21 29.618
33 42 28
29.357 39 41 29 29.5
39 41 30 29.357 39 44
45 45 0.251 1o 29.155 37 I 29.51
49 12 29.2815 40 45 'O 2 13 29 3 43 5!
004 15 29.431 44 52 16 29.05
015 17 2y. I 44 +9 0.1 18 29.321.
50 19 29.32 44: 53 20 29.“5 47:53 21
43 52 22
42 52 23 29.457
54 24 29 532 39
60 25. 29.651 44 47
10 14 jo 55 11 33
Cloudy Clear Rain Clear Ditto Ditto Rain Cloudy Clear Rain Showers Ditto Clear Rain Dieto Clear Ditto Cloudy Clear Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
8 20 Fr 16. 98
9 52 Su. 18. 10.34 M. 9 11 14 !' 20. II 55 W. 21. Th.22. 0 57
i 40 Sa. 24 * 11. 25 M. 26.
6 T. 27.
5 1 W. 28.
5 52 6
7 30 Sa. 31.
2 28 3 16
3 40 4 34 5 27
ih 29. Fr. 30
76 7 54 8
15. 4. 48 even. New Moon 23. 4 29 even.
Quantity of Rain 1.1511
FOR APRIL 1800.
FOR THE EDINBURGH MAG AZINE.
ELLEN, A TALE, FOUNDED ON FACT.
0! have ye fought the filent vale,
Or can ye heave the sigh, so dear
And are ye still unskill'd in guile?
D. THE following account of an in: my part, or carelessness on his ; yet
I cident which occurred in the must continue to adopt his mode of west of England, last autumn, may address, without any material altera. perhaps be esteemed in some measure tion, either in point of fact or of laninteresting. It was mentioned by a guage ; and those who may perchance stranger with peculiar feeling, during peruse these pages, are requested to a stormy evening, when we were imagine that the person to whom the confined to the folitary parlour of a incident happened, is now describing small inn, when the pelting of the it. pityless storm rendered our miserable
es But, reader, 'tis no tale for thee, accommodation of infinite value, and
“ Unless thou lov'ft fimplicity.”when mutual communication was exerted to promote pleasure or amuse. In the beginning of August I ment. I have fince endeavoured to departed from the town of C-, and connect the circumstances related after riding a few miles, the heat by the stranger, in a less confused being rather oppressive, I was happy and irregular manner; and although to discover a neat cottage at a little it required fome attention to accom- distance from the road, guarded by plish this purpose, to use expreffions the frowns of a Lion d'or, and orna. which may appear suited to the sen- mented by a large siga poit, on which sations excited at the moment of re- were impressed such legible and cital, and to supply any little defi glaring characters, as immediately ciency occasioned by heedlessness on “ caught the passing eye,” where I
kopped in order to procure rest and An event, which it is unnecessary refrelhment. As I was entering the to mention, enabled me to complete house, my attention was arrested by a tale which produced confiderable a deep figh proceeding from a young interest, with no small degide of rewoman feated on a turf bench near gret, and a repetition of it may pera the window, her elbows leaning upon haps serve to diffipate the gloom of a her knees, and her arms fupporting disagreeable evening. a face which appeared beautiful, Ellen was the daughter of a curate though it was in some measure shaded residing in the weit of England, and or concealed by a profusion of “ nut. in the neighbourhood of B-, manor; brown" hair, hanging partly in ring: “A man he was to all the country dear lets, and partly in the disorder pro
“ And passing rich with forty pounds 2duced by neglect or exposure to the
year ; weather. There was no covering on
who had educated her in a manner her head ; and her clothes appeared fuited to the humility of his ideas scanty, soiled, and rather fine for a and fuation; had implanted in her perfon seemingly in the state of men. infant mind the gems of virtue, of dicity. --Curioty induced me to fimplicity, and of propriety; had inapproach and enquire into her fitua ftructed her to pray neither for po
. tion; and the polite but dejected verty nor riches; and had early inmanner with which she answered my culcated the necessity of exerting her questions and acknowledged my at. industry and acquirements for support tention, encreased the emotions of after his death, as the income of his interest and surprise. Her person was cure was too contracted, to admit of flender and handsome ; her features laying up any worldly provision for in every respect lovely; her dark futurity. eyes powerfully expressive of the His manfion was Gtuated at the feelings of a wounded heart, and her bottom of a steep hill, on the sea whole appearance strongly marked coast, which was fringed by stripes the wretchedness of a deftitute con• of indigenous trees, rather of the dition, and the severity of accumu. funted kind; among which the wild Jated misfortune. She repeated a plumb mingling its fruits, and the black tale of distress, (frequently interrupt thorn its flowers, thickened the shade, ed and obscured by fighs and tears,) and afforded a place of inviolable fufficient to excite the compassion refuge to numbeis of finging birds, and provoke the indignation of those whose melodious warblings formed a who poffefs any sensibility for the constant and delightful amusement. forrows of humanity, any portion of A small rivulet, winding its course the “ milk of human kindness," and down the slope of the bill, was con:
ducted through a neat garden, com
municating additional fertility to the « That soft fympathy which binds,
soil, where the respectable old man « In magic chains fusceptive minds.”
paffed many of his happiest hours. In The narration was delivered with the evenings of autumn he was acthe artless energy and simplicity of customed to repose in the shade of a truth, and it was scarcely finished, large apple-tree in this garden, and when overcome by painful recollec• he delighted to compare the colour tion and present weakness, she exe of the fruit to the bloom of his Ellen's perienced a short oblivion to her. an. cheek~he song of the nightingale guith in a fainting fit. This was the to the melody of her voice, and the irresistible evidence of nature, and it mild rays of the setting fun to the penetrated to the heart.
benignity with which the God of his