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VOL. LXXVI.

EDINBURGH:

PRINTED FOR ARCHIBALD CONSTABLE AND COMPANY,

By J. Ruthven and Sons.

1914.

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SCOTS MAGAZINE,

AND

Edinburgh Literary Miscellany,

FOR JANUARY 1814

With the Plan af a BRIDGE and ROAD over the CALTON HILL.

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CONTENTS:
Page

Page.. Register of the Weather for Jan. ......... ii

POETRY'. High Water at Leith for Feb............. ib. Sonnet, on the character of Jumes ! View of different Proposals for the Si

Craham, ............................
tuation of the New Jail, with a Plan
of a Bridge and Road across the

PROCEEDINGS IN PARLIAMENT.
Calton Hi!!,................................ 1 House of Commons,........ ......
First Report of the Society for the Sup-
pression of Begging......................

HISTORICAL AFFAIRS.
General View of the Husbandry of

Asia, ........... Scotland; by Sir John Sinclair, ......

-Dreadful Effects of the Kamsin ....... Observations on the Fire Engines of

Dreadful Inundation,.................. Edinburgh; by Col. Walker ............

West Indics. - Hurricane at Turk's German Notices of Deaths,..............

Island, .............. Account of Vander Kemp, the Chris

American War.-Defeat of the Ametian Missionary in Southern Africa,

ricans in Canada......................... On the Genius and Character of Ho

The Continental War, - Invasion of garth,........................................

France from the Rhine,................ Narrative of a Visit to Nukahiroa,

Declaration of the allied Powers,.... one of the Washington Islands,.......

-Proclamation of the allied Pewers to Particulars of the Audience given to

the French Nation,........... the Russian Embassy at Japan, ......

Operations of Lord Wellington's army, Natural history of Esculent Fishes,.... 42

Forces acting against Francez............ Observations on the Plan of a Loan

Proceedings of the French Government, Fund for the Poor,....................

Affairs of Holland, Sweden and Deri

inark, Germany, Italy,............ SCOTTISH REVIEW.

Domestic Intelligence........................ The Bryde of Abydos; a Poem: by

SCOTTISH CHRONICLE. Lord Byrong.......

High Court of Justiciary,...........

Address of the Lord Provost, MagisNew Works published in Edinburgh,... trates, and Council of the City of Literary Intelligence,..................... ib. Edinburgh, to his Royal Highness Memoirs of the Progress of Manufac

the Prince Regent,..................... tures, Chemistry, Science, and the Appointments,............................. fine Arts,.................

53 Births,....................................... Monthly Memoran.

77 Natural His. Marriage3...................................... tory........

Deaths, ......................................

78 Commercial Intelligence.................. 55 Stocks and Markets,... in................ 80

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THE

Scots Magazine,

AND

EDINBURGH LITERARY MISCELLANY,

For JANUARY 1814.

View of differant Proposals for the Si- this plan was projected by our illustuation of the New Jail, with the trious countryman, the great architect Plan of a Bridge and Road across Adam. the CALTON HILL

In our last number, we presented

our readers with the Report of Mr ** Respice finem.”

Rae, the very respectable Sheriff of TO THE EDITOR.

the county, touching the most proper Sir,

siluation for the erection of a New MANKIND, we are told, is na- Jail. Mr Rae's report had the good **turally pleased with new things, effect, not only of throwing light upand when at the same time they are on the question, but also of rousing a set in an agreeable light, this very spirit of enquiry, and exciting consimuch heightens the pleasure. There 'derable interest on the subject. The are few subjects, however, but what public attention was called to it by a have been so often considered, that it series of papers which appeared in the is not to be expected they should af. Caledonian Mercury; and whilst we ford many thoughts entirely new; testify our approbation of the disinterbat the same thought set in a differ- ested conduct of the publisher of that ent Light, or applied to a different oc- paper, by inserting them to the excasion, has in some degree a claim of clusion of more profitable matter, we novelty :-this is all we can hope shall proceed to give an abstract of from the hints now to be given in this their contents, and offer a few general paper. For, although among the va observations on this topic. nous improvements which from time It was generally admitted, that the to time have been projected, or suc Sheriff had been successful in proving cessłully carried into execution, in this, the impropriety of Forrester's Wynd, Tenowned and prosperous city, there the situation first suggested for the is none, in our opinion, which at all purpose ; but insuperable objections appears to involve so many and so were very soon raised to that on the wonderfully important consequences south-side of Prince's Street, which to ail classes of the community, as he proposed to substitute as a site. connecting Prince's Street in a direct “ A. Z.” wrote thus :line with the Calton-hill;- still no “Every one, I believe, who takes claim can be laid to novelty in the an interest in securing to our “ goud scheme, since nearly forty years ago town” the advantages of beauty ! Jan. 1811.

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