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EDINBURGH MAGAZINE,

OR

LITERARY MISCELLANT,

FOR JUNE 1.800, With a View of SPYLAW, situated in the pariyb of Collington, about

four miles fouth-west of Ēdiaburgh.

438

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CONTENTS:
Page

Page,
Regifter of the Weather for - To Mr John Dennis,
June,

402 -Two Letters to Mr Jacob High Water at Leith for Fuly, ibid. Tonfon,

440 An Excurfion from Berwick upon

- To Mrs Steward,

442 Tweed to the Hermitage near Method of raising Regiments in Warkworth,

403 the Highlands-Distreffes of Account of William Cowper, Esq. the Highlanders,

443 the Poef,

405 An account of the Manners and Anecdote of Sariteul,

ibid. Cuftoms of the Inhabitants of Historical Memoir of the Life the island Borneo,

446 and Writings of Spallanzani, Hiftorical Account of Phyfiog(concluded from our lat,) 409

nomy,

449 Schedule of Property compre- Alan, or the Folly of Idle Curio.

hended in the Will of Generad fity; a Tale, (concladed from George Washington, which is our laft,) directed to be Told, and some

POETRY. of it conditionally is fold; with

Mary, Descriptive and" Explanatory

497

To Mr Campbell, Author of "The Notes,

417 Pleafures of Hope," an his Extracts from Symes's Embassy to

leaving Scotland,

D. ibid.

Ode for his Majesty's Birth-day, 458 - Military Establishment of the Birmans-Food-Climate, ibid.

Extracts from the Farmer's Boy, Character of the Birmans, . 423 Verles on a young, Lady retiring

a rural Poem in four books, ibid. Mode of catching wild Ele.

from the Fashionable World, 460 phants.

1425 Audience of the King-his

Books and Pamphlets published dress, person, &c. • ibid.

in London in May 1800, Reflections on our commerce

Proceedings of Parliament, 465 and connection with the Bir. man Empire,

427. MONTHLY REGISTER. Anecdotes of Dryden, , 429 Interefing Totelligence from the -Extracts from his Life,

430
London Gazettes,

472 Original Letters of Dryden, 436 Births and Marriages, 476 -To Laurence Hyde, Earl of Deaths,

477 Rochester, ibid. Index;

479 3 E E

State

Ava,

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460 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 May 26. to June 26. 1800 in the vicinity of Edinburgh.

H. M.

1.

N.

High Water at LEITB

for JULY 18co.
(From the Town and Coun-

try Almanack.)

·Morn. Even.
Days.

H. M.
T.

9 9 9 37
W. 2. 10 2

10 30
Th. 3. 10 59

II 30
Fr. 4. Il 59
Sa. 5.
o 30 I

3
Su. 6.

I 37 2 IO
M. 7. 2 42
T. 8.

3 43
W. 9. 4 39

5 3
Th. 19. 5 30

5 50
Fr. II.
Sa. 12.

7 19
Su. 13. 740

8 O
M. 14. 8 21
T. 15. 94

9 27
W. 16. 950

IO I 2
Th.17. 10 34
Fr. 18. Il 22

48

3 12 4 II

60

6 14

6 37

June

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8 42

47

52

10 59 II 45 o 15

Sa. 19.

1800. Barom. Thermom. Rain. Weather. May

м

In. Pts. 26 29.7 47 63

Clear
27
29.751

51
63

Ditto
28
29.7

61

Ditto 29 29.741

47
62

Ditto 30 29.73 52

Ditto 29.51 so 59

Rain 29.95

58

Cloudy 30.

67

Clear 3 30. 50 58

Ditto 4 30.01 47 57

Ditto 29.81

58

Ditto 29.681 48 63

0.05

Rain 7 29.531

49 56

0.001 Showers 8 29.5

61 0.1 Rain 9 29.531 45 59

Cloudy jo 29.84 45

Clear
II
29.821
41 54

Ditto
29.761
44 64

Ditto
13
29.52
52

Ditto 29.84

58

Ditto 15 29.85

65

Ditto 16 29.9 46 61

Ditto 17 29.9 47 71

Ditto 18 29.651 53

61

0.0555) Rain 19 29.42 52

бо

Clear 20 29.15

58

Ditto 21 29.4 49

60 0.05

Rain 22 29.491 52

63 O.IT Ditto 23 29.841

0.501 Ditto 24 29.751 50 65 0.0I Showers 25 29.9 55

60 0.02

Ditto 26.1 29.899 1 53 | 68 | 0.02 Ditto

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Su. 20. O 42
M. 21.

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31 T. 22.

2 26 W. 23. 3. 16 Th. 24. 4 5 Fr. 25. 4 50 Sa. 26. 5 36 Su. 27. 6 24 M. 28.

7 7 T, 29. 7.57 30.

8 46 Th.31, 942

5 12

5 39

6 50

7 30 8 20

W.

56

9 14 10 II

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H. M.

Full Moon 6. 2 38 Even.
Lal Qrtr. 13. 554 Even.
N. Moon 21. 926 Even.

25 Morn

I'First Qrtr. 29.

Quantity of Rain 1.185

THE

EDINBURGH MAGAZINE,

OR

LITERARY MISCELLANY,

FOR JUNE 1800.

FOR THE EDINBURGH MAGAZINE.

AN EXCURSION FROM BERWICK UPON TWEED, TO THE HERMITAGE NEAR

WARKWORTH,

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was in the month of June, which end of the island, from the top to

in this climate, is what poets re- the bottom of the rock is a deep present May to be, a most lovely chasm, which has a communication month. The trees and flowers were with the sea, through which the wain all their beauty.

ter, in tempestuous weather, is forced -And when gentle breezes reign,

with great violence to the height of And summer's fairex fplendours deck the 60 feet and upwards; a fine breeze plain,

soon brought us to Bamborough CalExulting Flora views her new-born rose,

tle, a place of great antiquity, and And all the ground with short liv'd beauty

was a fortress of great strength in glows !

the early time of the Saxons ; apartWe embarked in a little boat from ments and beds are here fitted up Berwick upon Tweed, and in about for sailors shipwrecked on the coast, two hours reached Holy Island. By a constant patrole is kept every storthe ebbing and flowing of the tide, my night, for above 8 miles of the this place is two times a continent, sea coaft: by this philanthropic inand as often an island, in one day: ftitution many valuable liyes have the village is chiefly inhabited by been saved. Leaving Bamborough, fishermen; we saw nothing worth no- we passed through Embleton, and tice but the venerable remains of crossed the bridge over the Alne to Lindesfarn and the castle, accessible Alnwick, a pretty little town: the only by a winding path, cut on the buildings are chiefly modern, and fouth side of the rock on which it some of them approach to elegance : stands. We left Holy Island and land- the castle, which belongs to the Duke ed on House Illand, one of the Farn of Northumberland, is a building illands, where there is a light-house, which at once unites all the magnifi. the remains of a square tower, the cence and grandeur of the old taste, church, which is now converted into with the elegance of modern ima dwelling house, inhabited by the provement,

The freedom of this light-house keeper, and some other Borough was one of king John's ribuildings now in ruins. At the north diculous institutions, who ordained 3 , 2

that

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