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dine called me out of the room, and stated Mr. Thomas, in reply, that he was satisfied Churchill, to Emma Anne, daughter of the that it would be better that the experiments the test was imperfect, and ought never to be late Captain Finucane. previously agreed upon between himself and applied again. It was then proposed, that a At Southampton, Robert Melville Browne, others, should be tried, without any interrap- piece of silk should be added to the goldbeat. Esq. major in the 93d regiment, only son of tion. To this I assented, observing, at the er's skin, to which I did not object, till, on in. Major-General Browne, to Mary, daughter of game time, that I was sure she could see, and quiry, I found that the silk Miss M'Avoy used John Beckwith, Esq. and niece of the Right that the goggles were not satisfactory blinds. was in “ Dr. Renwick's possession ?" I then Hon. Sir George Beckwith, G. C. B. commandIn consequence of Dr. Jardine's differing in refused to have any other. Mrs. Hughes, the ant of the forces in Ireland. opinion, I requested they might be fixed on mother of Miss M•Avoy, who had entered the At Lille in France, Louis Andre Levasseur, myself, they were sent for, brought into the room during these experiments, became rather lieutenant in the Legion of Eure et Loire, and kitchen, and applied by Dr. Jardine, Mr. By violent, and accused me of having opened my Member of the Legion of Honour, to Anne, water, and Mr. Turmeau, with as much care as eye after the skin was applied; which was third daughter of the late Mr. William Archipossible ; the moment a watch was presented, true : She added, that I ought to be ashamed bald, of Kelso. I told the hour. The goggles were then taken of what I had done, I had made her daughter Captain Samuel Jackson, royal navy, C. B. off, and put on a second time, with still great so extremely ill, that she was gone up stairs; to Clarissa Harriet, second daughter of William er care.
A small watch was then produced, -a lady who was present, declares, that Miss John Madden, Esq. and I observed, “ This winds up on the face, M'Avoy was stated to have been almost con. At Tain, Lieutenant Thomas M Leod, of but I cannot tell you immediately what the vulsed. All this reported perturbation, was the 37th regiment of foot, to Miss J. Munro, hour is ;" however, in a short time I succeed- occasioned by the exclamation, “She can see,” second daughter of Mr. John Munro, Tain. ed. Finding I could still see, the experiment and perhaps by hearing that the experiments At Stirling, W. A. Clarke, Esq. of the 40th was again tried; the goggles were then fixed then going on were successful, for she was not regiment, to Miss Smith. in a very tight and oppressive manner, so a witness of them.
Dromore, Mr. M.Lure, surgeon, R. N. much so, that I could not breathe through my “ The very head and front of my offending to Miss Harrison of Union Hall. nostrils, a thing indispensable to Miss Mac * Hath this extent-no more.
At Glasgow, Mr. Archibald Wilson, mer. Avoy. I then declared the power was gone, or Had any other individual been the first to exchant, Greenock, to Miss Marion Machen. in other words, that I was completely blind-pose the deception, and to explain the modus At St. Mary-le. bonne, Captain Knox, to folded. After this ( found Miss M'Avoy in operandi, the same obloquy would have been Jane Eliza, youngest daughter of the late G. the back parlour, to which she had retired, levelled at him. But mark how a plain tale Gordon, Esq. of Antigua. and I staid with her some minutes. During shall put down Mrs. Hughes-her daughter At Stirling, Mr. James Buchanan, merchant, the greater part of the time, there were only was dandling a child in the kitchen !!" Stirling, to Eliza, daughter of the late Bailie two or three gentlemen besides myself pre
(To be concluded in our next. ]
John Sutherland. sent: I entered into conversation with her on
At Kelso, Mr. Alexander Johnstone, farmer, trifling subjects, examined her hands, which
Todrig, to Miss Bruce, daughter of Mr. James are decidedly coarse, and asked a few ques.
Bruce, farmer. tions, all of which she answered in a very col At Haddo-house, the Right Hon. the Coun
At Crieff, Mr. James Leitch, surgeon, to lected, obliging, and apparently artless man- tess of Aberdeen of a son.
Agnes, second daughter of Mr. David Arnot, ner. Her eyes were all this time covered with
At London, the Lady of Dr. Ashburner, of merchant, Crieff. goldbeater's skin. One of the gentlemen pre. Fitzroy-square, of a son.
At Ardincaple Castle, Miles Angus Fletcher, sent put into her hands Wright's Patent Trade At Rankeillor Street, Mrs. Carmichael, of a Esq. advocate, to Charlotte Catherine, only List; she held it some time, perhaps half a
daughter of General and Lady Augusta Claverminute, seeming to pay great attention to a Mrs. Edward Bruce, Gay field Square, of a ing. particular part. Another gentleman then pass- son.
At Edinburgh, Alexander Miller, Esq. mer. ed his hand quickly between her nose and the
At the Vice Regal Lodge, Dublin, the Coun. chant in Glasgow, to Miss Catharine Mac. object; she read a line very fluently; he in- tess of Talbot, of a son.
naughton, St. James's Place, Edinburgh. stantly declared his astonishment ; and it is
At the house of the Hon. Sir Alexander An.
At Stirling, Mr. James H. Kincaid, London thus that she has obtained the reputation of struther, Bombay, the Hon. Mrs. Buchanan of Wharf, Leith, to Sarah, second daughter of performing miracles. To me, this did not ap- a son.
James Paterson, Esq. pear at all wonderful, but perfectly natural; At Tarvit, Mrs. Hume Rigg, of Morton, of
At Edinburgh, Mr. John Binnie, junior, she had been looking at the words, and got a daughter.
flesher, Edinburgh, to Miss Wardlaw, daughthem by rote before the gentleman's hand in. Mrs. Veil of Barnwell, of a daughter.
ter of Mr. William Wardlaw, merchant, Ratho. tervened. In a short time she returned to the At Thornden, Lady Petre, of a son and heir.
Here, Mr. Robert Penn, South Bridge, to front parlour; in the course of the experi. At Worthing, the Lady of General Sir Rich. Miss M'George, Leith. ments, the goggles were placed upon her; sheard Jones, of a daughter.
At Edinburgh, the Reverend Alexander adjusted them with her hands, in order that At London, the lady of the Rev. A. Montgo. Welsh, minister of Heriot, to Margaret, youngthey might fit and sit easily--the performance was mery Campbell,
of a daughter.
est daughter of the late Reverend John Lindunsatisfactory and inconclusive. She inform
The lady of Thomas Bruce, Esq. of Arnot, say, Johnstone, Renfrewshire. ed me, in answer to the question, is it neces- of a son.
At Drumpellier, Robert Graham, Esq. M. sary that the breath of your nostrils should Ac Cheshunt, the lady of John Keir, Esq. of D. Glasgow, to Elizabeth Belches, youngest fall upon the object presented ? that she “ale a daughter.
daughter of David Buchanan, Esq. of Drum. ways found it so."
In the conversation with At Waterside of Kells, Mrs. Hunter, young. pellier, several gentlemen, respecting the goldbeater's er of Lochrenny, of a daughter.
At Bervie, Mr. David Davidson, surgeon in skin, doubts were expressed whether my opi. At Georgefield, Mrs. Rutherford, of a daugh- Edinburgh, to Sarah Ann, daughter of the late nion, that it was not a perfect blind, was cor- ter.
Provost Hudson, manufacturer there. rect; upon which I requested the favour that
At Dublin Street, Mrs. Craufurd of Auchi. it might be applied to myself ; one eye only names, of a daughter.
DEATHS. was covered, but I assured the party that I At Northumberland Street, Mrs. Crosbie, of At Waterford, aged 90, Alderman Newport, would close and cover the other very honestly a daughter.
father of the Right Hon. Sir John Newport, with my hand; and I did so. The experi
Bart. M. P. ment was then tried : with some difficulty I
At Barbadoes, Edward Pitman, Esq. de. succeeded in telling the hour by a watch; but
puty-rssistant and commissary general to the I could name all sorts of colours with the At Corbalton, county of Meath, Lord Kil forces on that station. greatest facility. I then said, if there be any leen, only son of the Earl of Fingall, to Louis At Jamaica, Neil Snodgrass, Esq. late of individual present, who believes that the ex- sa, only daughter of Elias Corbally, Esq. Paisley. periment is not fairly performed, let him now Lieutenant-Colonel Horace Churchill, of the At Edinburgh, John Ross, Esq. writer to express his objection. Dr. Jardine stated to Grenadier Guards, only son of the late Generall the signet.
[January 3, 1818,
At Edinburgh, Mr. Paul Taylor, writer. ably skilled in music, performed with great
England and Wales. At Edinburgh, Mrs. Ann Hutton, wife of taste and execution on the violin, and be ides Wheat 84s. 60.-Rye 49s. 9d.-Barley 453. Mr. John Walton.
“ Gregg's pipes” and “ strathspeys" which 5d.—Oats 27s. 100.-- Beans 5ls. 9d.Pease At Edinburgh, Mrs. Sangster, widow of bear his name, he composed many o:her excel 51s. 11d, Oatmeal 33s. 5d. Mr. John Sangster of Tobago. lent pieces, which his modesty prevented him
Average of Scotland. At Edinburgh, John Irvine, youngest son of from acknowledging, though he contıibuted to By the quarter of eight Winchester bushels, Mr. A. R. Carson, one of the masters of the several musical publications. He had a taste and of Oatmeal per boll of 128lbs. Scots troy, High School.
for painting, mechanics, and natural history, or 140lbs. avoirdupois, of the four weeks imAt Canongate, Mr. James Kerr.
made and improved telescopes, had no incon-mediately preceding the 15th of December. At North Leith, Mrs. Gibb, relict of Mr. siderable knowledge of the mathematics, and Wheat 73s. 1d.-Rye 48s. 5d.-Barley 425. Alexander Gibb, candlemaker, Leith.
was frequently employed as a measurer of 60.-Oats 32. Od. -- Beans 53s. 100.-At Gorgie, Mr. William Ronaldson.
land, until his advanced years rendered him Pease 54s. lld.-Oatmeal 27s. 5d. - Beer or Drowned off Montrose, in the wreck of the incapable of bearing the fatigue. He taught Big 44s. 8d. Forth packet from Aberdeen, Mr. Alexander dancing until, by old age, he could scarcely see The Average Price of Brown or Muscovado Paterson, shoemaker, Prince's Street, Edin- his pupils, or hear the tones of his own violin. Sugar, computed from the returns made in the burgh.
He was an affectionate husband and father, so week ending December 24, is fifty shillings and At Lossit, Hector Macneal of Ugadale, Esq. ber in his habits, inild and gentle in his man- nine pence three farthings per cwt. duty ex
At Dunfermline, James Hunt, Esq. Queen ners, and much esteemed by all who knew him. clusive.
Conn-Excuange, Dec. 22. At Burntisland, Mrs. Louisa Moodie, relict Jackson of Enesive, and third daughter of Wil. Considerable supplies of Wheat from Essex, of Mr. John Ogilvic, late of his Majesty's re. liam Blair, Esq. of Blair.
Kent, and Suffolk, a brisk demand for fine venue service.
At Princes Street, Charles Bowman, Esq. parcels, but no improvement in the ordinary At Aberdeen, John Anderson, Esq. late of one of the depute clerks of teinds.
sorts.--Fine Malting Barley fully supports last Tobago.
At Edinburgh, Mrs. Esther Cleghorn, relict prices ; inferior rather lower.-- Pease of both At Aberdeen, Jane Augusta, fourth daughter of John Westgarth, Esq.
kinds, of which the arrival was very abundant, of John Ross, Esq. of Grenada.
The Honourable Charles James Fox Mait. about 2s. per quarter cheaper; and Beans meet At Grantown, Jane, daughter of the late 'land, son of the Earl of Lauderdale.
a dull sale at a decline of about 1s. Oat trade Mr. Robert Innes, merchant.
At Edinburgh, jir. John Smith, builder.
tolerably brisk for fine parcels, and rather At Yetholm, Margaret Miller, youngest At Newburgh, and within an hour of each better prices are obtained. daugbter of the Rev. Mr. Shirra. other, Mr. David Henderson, aged 74, and
Dec. 26. At Balsize-house, Hampstead, the Mar- Mrs. Jean Taylor, his wife, aged 71.
Few arrivals of Wheat, and the trade dull. chioness of Ormonde.
At the manse of Gartly, the Reverend James At Edinburgh, Sir John Henderson of For- Scott, in the 88th year of his age, and in the
Haddington, Dec. 20. del, Bart. 48th year of his ministry in that parish.
A large supply of Wheat in market, which At Edinburgh, William Sibbald, Esq. mer. At Cupar, Isobel, eldest daughter of the Re- met with a heavy sale; prices a little lower, chant, and admiral of Leith. verend Dr. Adamson.
than last day; best 43s. 6d. current prices At Edinburgh, Miss Ann Farquharson, eldest At Cawnpore, East Indies, Lieutenant Wil. from 34s. to 40s. No old Wheat in market. daughter of the late Alexander Farquharson, liam Otto, ilth regiment native infantry, Ben. Barley 25. higher than last day; best 38s. cur. Esq. of Micras.
gal establishment, eldest son of the late Mr. rent prices from 32s. to 37s. Oats 2s. lower At Shelburne Bank, Newhaven, Captain Otto, wine-merchant in Dalkeith.
than last day ; best 33s., current prices from David Wishart.
At Glasgow, aged 73, Mr. James Angus, Beans from 28s. to 35s. 6d. New ditto from
22s. to 31s., Pease from 24s. to 32s., and Cut off in the prime of life, in camp at Tee. manufacturer. gaum Tockley Berar, Captain Angus M Lach.
22s. to 26s.
At Carrickfergus, of a typhus fever, in the lan, of his Majesty's 2d batt. lst (or Royal 25th year of his age, John Stewart, assistant
Dalkeith, Dec. 25. Scots) regiment.
surgeon 92d regiment, and second son of Pa. 'A large supply of all kinds of grain at marAt the Royal Military College, near Bagshot, trick Stewart, Esq. merchant, Perth.
ket, which, for Wheat and Oats, sold heavily. Janet, second daughter of Mr. W. Wallace, Here, Helen, daughter of Mr. C. Broughton,
Dec. 29. one of the professors of mathematics in that accountant.
The quantity of oatmeal was not so full as institution.
At the Cape of Good Hope, Lieutenant Ro. on the former market, being 330 bolls, which At Calcutta, brevet Lieutenant-Colonel Des. bert Cullen, R. N.
sold heavily, and about 3s. lower on the bag ; bades, C. B. of the 87th foot.
At Stirling, Sally, youngest daughter of the best 27s. 6d., current 26s. 60 , inferior from Mr. Cuthbert Mills, of the Low Lights, late Mr. Girvan, minister of Langton.
22s. to 25s. per boll; retail 1s. 8d. to 1s. 9d. Shields, ship-owner, aged 92.
At Jedburgh, aged 80, Mr. William Christie, per peck. At Colchester, aged 98, Lieutenant · John upwards of 30 years a teacher in that place.
Edinburgh, Dec. 30. Andrews. At Valenciennes, from the sudden rupture
This day there were 517 bolls of Oatmeal in In Kingston, Jamaica, Mr. John Bissland of a blood vessel, aged 18, Lieutenant Edward Edinburgh Market ; which sold, First 29s. Od. of Port-Glasgow. Sewell Hall, of the royal artillery.
-Second 27s. Od. per boll.–Retail price per At Polmadie, Mrs. Steven of Polmadie.
At Hoxton, the Reverend R. Simpson, D. D. peck of best oatmeal Is. Ild.-Second Is. 10d. At Glasgow, Mr. Richard Lowry, eldest son At Dornoch, aged 92, Mrs. Margaret Gor. There were also 83 bolls of Pease and Barley of the late Mr. Richard M. Lowry, Greenhead. don, sister of the late Sir John Gordon of Meal, which sold at 20s. Od.-Retail price per At Renfrew, Miss Mary Orr, Hillhouse, Embo, Bart.
peck, Is. 5d. authoress of “ Letters from the Desert." At Edinburgh, Margaret Helen, daughter of
December 31. At Kelso, Mr. John Simson, merchant. Mr. Ainslie, saddler.
There were 1150 sheep in the Grassmarket, At Huntly, Mrs. Isabella Christie, relict of At James's Square, Edinburgh, Agnes Har. Edinburgh, this morning, which sold at from Mr. Alexander Thomson, surgeon there. die, daughter of the late Mr. David Hardie, 14s. to 32s. 6d. per head. There were also At Aberdeen, Mr. Robert Allan, royal navy. of Burrows, near Borrowstounness.
124 black cattle in the market, which sold at At Ayr, Catherine, eldest daughter of Bailie At Jedburgh, Dr. James Harvey, physician. from 6s. to 7s. 6d. per stone, sinking offals. James Donaldson.
(Sale dull). At Dunbar, Miss Elizabeth Gilloch.
Edinburgh Corn Market, Dec. 24. Lately, at Ayr, Mr. James Gregg, at a very FROM THE LONDON GAZETTE, DECEMBER 27. Our market was but moderately supplied advanced age, who for many years was well
Average Prices of Corn,
with grain to day, and prices were heavy and known in Ayrshire, Galloway, and Dumfries. By the quarter of eight Winchester bushels, rather lower. Best Wheat 488., current 40s. shire, as an eminent teacher in dancing He and of Oatmeal per boll of 140lbs. avoirdupois, to 46s. Best Barley 33s., current 24s. to 318, was a man of a happy temper, and of consi- from the returns received in the week ending inferior 12s. to 20s. Pease and Beans as last ; derable originality of genius. He was remark- | Dec. 20.
Alex. Lawr ic Co., Printers, Edinburgh.
TO THE EDITOR.
Connected with this subject, the pracEffusion, on offering an Address of Con- sunk into an untimely tomb, followed dolence, on occasion of the Death of tions of near and dear friends, but of in the following beautiful lines, extract
not only with the tears and lamenta- tice of embalming is strongly reprobated the ever to be lamented Princess Char.
the whole population of an empire, on ed from an Elegy on the death of the lotte of Wales.
whose flag, unfurled in every quarter of Princess Charlotte. Of late years, we have often met in the habitable globe, the sun never sets, this place to present our congratula- and upon whose grief therefore he can. Which now bears nothing but a splendid name,
Yet what avails it to embalm a frame, tions to the throne, expressive of our not go down. And perhaps there never Or strive to rescue from devouring time joy and satisfaction on account of the was witnessed either in the moral or What Heav'n has doom'd to perish in its prime ? glorious achievements of our fleets and political world, a grander or more sub- Alas! how little can our caution do, armies, and of the happy events which lime movement, than that which we Except to mangle and expose it too! were the consequence of their victorious lately beheld in a great, brave, en- Foul, savage practice, which the modest state career. Now, are assembled in lightened, and affectionate people, with Can spices lend a lustre to that eye, mourning, to offer our condolence on one assent as it were, and spontaneously or teach that heart to beat, that breast to sigh? occasion of a great national calamity, pausing in the midst of their labours, The vanish'd crimson of those lips renew, and severe domestic affliction, which shutting their doors on business and and softly touch them with ambrosial dew ? “ bows down our very spirits to the diversion, and repairing to the temples and play'd in kindness o'er the poor and weak? earth," and has plunged in grief inex- of their God to pour forth their pious Vain, foolish hope! the muse alone can give pressible the Royal family, and the sorrows,—to express their loyal sym- Those beauties life, and make their owner live; whole population of the British empire. pathies,—to seek those present conso. The muse alone will man's past actions scan,
Let us improve this eventful dis- lations, and to cherish those immortal And force her lessons on surviving man. pensation, as an awful and imposing hopes which are the peculiar and blesinstance of the mutability of human sed fruits of our holy religion. “Deep,' affairs, and the instability of all earthly says the Celtic bard, " is the sleep of
On the New Coin. grandeur. Let the people be convin- the dead; low their pillow of dust! ced, that the pains and troubles incident When (he asks) will it be morn in the to humanity are not confined to hum- grave, to bid the slumberer awake?”
Now that gold is again to be seen, I ble stations, but penetrate indiscrimin. We know not when, but we are assured have got a seven-shilling piece of 1800, ately into the palaces of kings and the that the morn of the grave will
arrive, and being rather an amateur of coins, cottages of the poor ; and that for all when our noble, yirtuous, and amiable I cannot repress my surprise at the dethe varied forms of human trial and Princess will arise in her native ma- cline of art, as well as of the titles of affliction, there is only one true and jesty, in the presence of an assembled our monarch, exhibited in so short a time genuine antidote to be found, and that world, to receive on high, at the hands after as the late great coinage 1816. is in patient resignation to the will of of the Eternal, a crown of glory that On comparing a shilling of the latter heaven, and confidence in the wisdom can never fade, and a diadem that can périod with my seven-shilling piece of of the inscrutable decrees of providence. never tarnish.
the former, I really find a wonderful Of these principles, and of every virtue
difference. On the gold, the head, if “ Too pure and perfect still to linger here, that can grace or adorn the human “ Cheer'd with seraphic visions of the blest;
not of bold relief, has at least an elecharacter, the illustrious Princess whose Smiling, she dried a tender husband's tear, gant, not a vulgar and coarse express death we now deplore in the sincerity And poured her spirit forth upon his breast.” | sion, as in the shilling, leaving the halfand anguish of our hearts, afforded an “ He bends not o'er the mansions of the dead, crown entirely out of view, which the admirable and memorable example,
“ Where loveliness and grace in ruins lie; Master of the Mint himself has been which it is to be hoped will prove an
In sure and certain hope he lifts his head, ashamed of. Then, the name of the
“ And faith presents her in her native sky." monarch is expressed with the classical useful and instructive moral lesson to all ranks in the united empire, and in That Heaven may grant every conso-termination VS. not cut short as if to the dominions over which, to all hu- lation, divine and human, to the royal avoid a difficulty, as on the silver. But man appearance, she was destined on and afflicted parents of our beloved and in these days, when innovation of any some future day to sway the sceptre. departed Princess, to her illustrious and kind is held in such horror, I am chiefly But, alas! this fond and adored object disconsolate consort, (who to the glory struck with the wonderful alteration in of an empire's hopes, snatched in the of the hero adds the virtues of the man,) the titles on the reverse. "In the gold bloom of youth and health from the and to the whole royal family, is the uni- appears the fine sounding legend, Mag. highest honours, riches, and delights, versal prayer of a loyal, dutiful, and af- Bri. Fr. et Hib. Rer.-a legend but which were strewed in her path, has fectionate people.
poorly supplied by the modern Britt.
though indeed the prospect of affairs here is so tertain ? Happily I found my taste for reading clerk or stone-mason on these occa218 Letters of David Hume.--Epitaphs.
February 7, 1818. even with the double 7. the frippery of But this will be sufficient for a man of letters, soon as it is fixed, and as long before it is executed the Garter, and the w. w.p. in the cor-who surely needs less money both for his enter- as possible, that I may previously adjust matters so
tainment and credit than other people. as to share the compliments with other of my ner, both of which last, by the bye, are
friends, particularly the Hertford family, who may innovations. I wish, too, the present
April 17, 1775. reasonably expect this attention from me. Master of the Mint had copied the fine You are mistaken, my dear madam, I am sufi - Can I beg of you to mention my name to the twisted milling on the rim of the old ciently of an age to feel the decline of life, and I Prince of Conti, and assure him that the world coin, rather than favoured us with his feel it sensibly. I have, however, been always, does not contain any person more devoted to him,
and still am very temperate. I have not
or more sensible of the obligations which he imown invention in the new.
The only debauches I ever was guilty of were posed on me. I suppose Madem. de Barbantane yet been fortunate enough to obtain a those of study; and even these were moderate
, is very agreeably situated with her pupil, the crown-piece of the late coinage, but fear for I was always very careful of my health by us Dutchess of Barbantane ; will she be pleased to from what I have already seen that, as it ing exercise. I own that this country does not accept of the respects of an old friend and seris larger, its faults will be but the more entirely please me, particularly the climate. I vant.
I beg to be remembered to M. de Viereville. apparent, especially if the mint artist sometimes entertain the notion of returning to
France; but as I could not now, at my years, If Miss Becket be still with you I wish you to should attempt to pourtray a naked bear the tumult of Paris, and all provinciel towns make her my compliments. am, with the greatshoulder, as in the late half-crown. are unknown to me, I shall never probably carry est truth and sincerity, ever yours I am, Sir, yours, &c. this idea into execution.
Edinburgh, 20th August 1776.
ing prevented me in breaking our long silence, dear Madam, and perhaps within a few days of
but you have prevented me only by a few days; my own death, I could not. forbear being struck We
now conclude the Extracts for I was resolved to have writ to you on this com- with the death of the Prince of Conti, so great we intend making from the inedited mencement of the year, and to have renewed my a loss in every particular.
professions of unfeigned and unalterable attach My reflections carried me immediately to your Letters of Mr Hume. There is some- ment to you. While I was at London 1 had con- situation, in this melancholy incident. thing to our minds very pleasing in the tinual opportunities of hearing the news of Paris, What a difference to you in your whole plan contemplation of this distinguihed au- and particularly concerning you; and ever since of life. Pray write me some particulars, but in thor, in the greater familiarity of epis
I had settled here, I never saw any body who such ternis, that you need not care, in case of
cảme from your part of the world that I did not decease, into whose hands your letter may fall. tolary correspondence with an elegant question concerning you. The last person to My distemper is a diarrhoea, or disorder in my female. It is obvious, however, that whom I had the satisfaction of speaking of you bowels
, which has been gradually undermining the idea of having his letters preserved was Mr Dutens. But there were many circum- me these two years; but within these six months and published, was never entirely ab- stances of your situation which moved my anxie- has been visibly hastening me to my end. I ste sent from the writer ; if we except, in- ty, and of which none but yourself could give me death approach gradually without any anxiety
information. You bave been so good as to enter or regret. I salute you, with great affection and deed, the last-melancholy, interesting, into a detail of them much to my satisfaction; regard, for the last time. and most affecting of our present selec- and I heartily rejoice with you, both on the res
David HUME. tion. This single note refutes all the toration of your tranquillity of mind, which time foolish stories respecting the dying re- and reflection have happily effected, and on the
He died, as
domestic satisfaction which the friendship and morse of David Hume.
Epitaphs. society of your daughter-in-law afford you. These he lived, a philosopher; and whatever last consolations go near to the heart, and will make we may think of his principles, it is but you ample compensations for your disappointments
In one of your late Numbers, was a fair to allow, that they were consistent in those views of ambition which you so naturally collection of burlesque Epitaphs, such to the last, and sustained him even in entertained, but which the late revolutions in as I have often grieved to see disgracgaiety before the certain approach of France might perhaps have rendered more full ing our prominent church-yards. This death.
For my part I have totally and finally retired idea which has more than once occur
paper brought to my recollection an December 23, 1768. From the world, with a resolution never more to There was a report here which got into the appear on the scene in any shape. This porpose red to me,-that a little volume of orinewspapers, that I was going over to France in arose not from discontent but from a satiety. 1/ginal and selected poetry of this class, my former station, but it never had the least foun. have now no object but to sit down and think and would not be uninteresting, and might dation. The truth is, I would rather pay you a die in peace.
serve to introduce a better taste than visit voluntarily, than in any public character, What other project can a man of my age en that generally displayed by the parishstrange and melancholy as would make any one return, even with greater avidity, aiter a pretty desirous of withdrawing from the country at any long interruption. But I guard myself carefully sions. I have always been fond of virate. Licentiousness, or rather the frenzy of li- from the temptation of ever writing any more; siting village burying-grounds. I acberty has taken possession of us, and is throwing and though I have had great encouragement to quired this inclination before I can reevery thing into confusion. How happy do I es- continue my history, I am resolved never again teem it, that in all my writings I liave always to expose myself to the censure of such factious member how; but I do not forget how kept at a proper distance from that tempting ex- and passionate readers as this country abounds often in youth have a few appropriate treme, and have maintained a due regard to ma-with. There are some people here conversible and tolerably written lines produced gistracy and established government, suitably to enough. Their society, together with my books, in my mind that feeling, “ pleasing yet the character of an historian and a philosoplier. Gills up my time suficiently,
so as not to leave any mournful,” whose impression faded not daily; and indeed have now no reason to com- of building, which has given me some occupation with the last view of the sacred and plain of the public, though your partiality to me I hearken attentively to the hopes you give me of simple dwelling of the rustic dead. made you think so formerly.
seeing you once more before I die. I think it be. How often have I seen the mirth of a Add to this
, that the king's bounty puts me in comes me to meet you at London; and thongh 1 giddy party, which was excited by some a very opulent situation. I must, however, ex- have frequently declared that I should never more pect, that if any great public convulsion happen, see that place, such an incident as your arrival stranger " lame of a foot,” suddenly my appointments will ccase, and reduce me to there would be sufficient to break all my resolu- melted into tearfulness and sensibility my own revenue.
tions. I only desire to hear of your journey asl by an unadorned, unaffected sketch of
February 7, 1818.]
219 “ the short and simple annals of the
From the same.
Mother-sweet Mother, tho' I knew thee not, poor !"-and for these emotions the The grave of a beautiful warrior, by whose hand I feel that one I love is buried here ;
And iho' this grave by others is forgot, heart is the better,—the heart which Fell many a combatant,
Ere he became silent,
To me it shall be thro' life dear-most dear. every circumstance of life seems to har
Beneath this stone, den-every circumstance of death to Llachan, the son of Rhun, ameliorate. A well epitaphed church- Is in the vale of Cain.
On Frauds in Bankruptcy. yard might have no small influence on
From the same. the mind of the neighbouring peasantry: To whom belongs the square grave,
TO THE EDITOR. The Burying-ground is the lounge of With the four stately stones at its corners ?
I was much struck with the cases of -the scene of the meditations of the Inscription on a Stone in the English the idlers—the rendezvous of the lovers It is the tomb of Madoc --Tax Fierce Knigur. bankruptcy alluded to in your last
Number. You may perhaps think the thoughtful—and the assemblage place
following remarks, which are chiefly for the gossips of the village. It would
Burying-ground at Bourdeaux.
drawn from my own observation, wornot be a difficult task to convert it into
There was a sweet and nameless grace,
thy of insertion, as illustrative of the a species of rustic mental school. Yet That wander'd o'er her lovely face;
same subject. a step further :-Would not the church And from her pensive eye of blue,
The evils which arise from banke yard be turned into a “ biographical li. Was magic in the glanco wbich flew. ruptcies, in the statutory sense of the brary” for the lower orders, were each
Her hair of soft and gloomy shade,
word, are slight in comparison with
In rich luxuriance curling stray'd ; deceased's exact character to be en
But when she spoke or when she sung,
the effects of those insolvencies, stoppagraven on the stone which covers his Enchantment on her accents hung.
ges, or suspensions of payment, as they virtues or vices? Might pot a strong
Where is she now?- Where all must be are called, which are settled on the plan feeling of emulation be excited ? This Sunk in the grave's obscurity.
of a conveyance of property, by means could be arranged by the clergyman of
Yet never-never slumber'd there
of a trust-deed for behoot of creditors.
A mind more pure-a form more fair! the parish. We are none of us indiffer
Numerous complaints are made, and ent to the regards of posterity. “Vic
From the French.
perhaps justly, against the inefficacy of
Ona Tomb-stone in Auvergne. tory or Westminster Abbey !” was the
the laws. It is not indeed possible to battle-shout of one of our greatest he
Marie was the only child of her mother, frame laws applicable to every case, in
* And she was a widow.” roes. This “ love of fame" this “uni
Marie sleeps in this grave
our present extended system of comversal passion,” pervades all human And the widow has now no child.
mercial intercourse ; but, I believe, it minds, in a greater or less degree. With
In a Church-yard in Northumberland.
will be found, that, in bankruptcies at what pride would the children of the
least, there is not so much reason to virtuous poor man read on his tomb The world has long since wearied me, complain of the weakness of the law, as stone the epitome of his worth ;-and And now, my appointed task is done, of the failure in its application, in the what a lesson would the offspring of a
Parting it without enmity,
wilful attempt to oppose its operation.
I'll take my staff and journey on. different character receive, from the
If people must legislate for themselves, “ stigmatised,” even in death ! But e
On a Tomb-stone in an Irish Country or allow themselves to be duped, by
Church yard. nough-more than enough from me on
designing and artful knaves, they ought
A little Spirit slumbers here, this subject. I subjoin a few epitaphs,
to learn to be satisfied with the conse
Who to one heart was very dear. brought to me by some of the members
Oh! he was more than life or light,
quences of their error. of a youthful group who were with me
Its thought by day-its dream by night! It is not my intention to enter into a when your burlesques were read. The chill winds came—the young flower faded, comparison of the advantages that at
And died;—the grave its sweetness shaded. tend the different systems which are
Fair Boy! thou should'st have wept for me,
followed in the management of bank
Nor I have had to mourn o'er thee: Pillars of death : carv'd syrens' tearful urns ! Yet not long shall this sorrowing be.
rupt estates; but I may observe, that in In whose sad keeping my poor dust is laid, Those roses I have planted round,
such cases as have fallen under my obTo him that near my tomb his footsteps turns, To deck thy dear sad sacred ground, servation, I have found, that trust-deeds
Stranger or Greek, bid hail ! And say, a maid When spring-gales next those roses wave, Rests in her bloom below; her Sire the name
afforded room for deceptions, which
They'll blush upon thy mother's grave. Of Myrtis gave; her birth and lineage high :
could not have been practised with the And say her bosom friend Errina came,
Epitaph on Himself,
same impunity under a sequestration. And on the marble graved her elegy.
BY THE CHEVALIER BOUFFLERS. In some instances of trust management, From the Modern Greek,
Ci git un Chevalier, qui sans cesse courut, I have heard of the grossest misappliOn a Tomb in the Island of Zante.
Qui, sur les grands chemins naquit, vecut, mourut, cation of funds, and even of fraud,
which, in place of being visited by the The Maid who in this grave is sleeping,
Que notre vie est un voyage. Has left her young companions weeping;
most exemplary punishment, have not And thoughts of her have plunged in sadness
Here slumbers one, who rest till now ne'er tried; only been passed over without censuré, Hearts to whom they once gave gladness :
Born on the great roadthere he lived and died, or even particular notice, but the chief Lovely in form--- in mind excelling--More to prove the wisdom of the sage,
actors have succeeded, by various conA spirit pure in heavenly dwelling. Who said that life was but a pilgrimage.
trivances, to appropriate to themselves She died---and we again shall never
From the French, in the Burying-ground the property entrusted to their manageSee one like her---now lost for ever!
of Mont-Louis, in Paris.
ment, and to gain all that distinction From the Welsh. He whose grave is on this cliff, Mother-sweet Mother, thou canst never know
and credit from their success, which His hand was the foe of many :
were denied to the honest industry and That yearly thus I deck thy mossy bed His name shall sleep in peace. With the first roses of the Spring that blow,
moral worth of some of their deluded Mercy be to him And tears of fond affection shed.
and ruined creditors.