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Scots Bankrupts-- Agricultural Report- British Legislution, $c. [13th Sept. 1817. day, the conduct of the pannel was most distinguished, for moder for the harvest : it bas been very warm, and the wind at the east ation, propriety, and determination to do the duty incumbent up gives promise of a continuance of settled weather ; in consequence, on him by the office he held under government, for his country. the corn-market has become exceedingly heavy; scarcely a sale of Therefore, I have no doubt it is your duty, and will give you sa wheat was made on the 3d inst. in London, the purchasers anticitisfaction, to find he is not guilty of the charge in the indictment. pating a great decline.
The Jury, without leaving the box, immediately returned an From every manufacturing district in the kingdom we learn, unanimous verdict of Not Guilty.
that extensive sales and orders (both domestic and foreign) have After the witnesses for the crown had been examined, the So gladdened the hearts of the working classes of society. The iron licitor General admitted that the jury were bound to return a ver. and the woollen trades are described as particularly flourishing. dict in any respect favourable for the pannel.
or the cotton urade, of which Manchester is the centre, we can ourselves speak in the highest tone of gratification. Every hand which can be usefully applied to manufacturing is employed. The tran.
sit of goods, both in an unfinished state, az they are sent to under, Thomas Harvey, merchant, Glasgow; in the King's Arms Inn, go one process after another, and in a finished and packed state, there, on the 13th and 27th September, at 12 o'clock.
give a different appearance to our streets from what they exhibited William Hyslop, corn-merchant and miller at Maxweltown, in a few months ago, when care and "hope deferred" sallowed every Pagan's Inn there, on 8th and 29th September, at 1 o'clock. face, in the listless crowd who trailed their steps along. Now,
James Johnston, tanner, Glasgow; in the Star Inn there ; on borne by the quick step of profitable business, almost every one 16th September and 1st October, at 1 o'clock.
exhibits that satisfaction which the philanthropist loves to see seat. Andrew Pringle, merchant, Coldstream; in the Black Bull Inn ed on the faces of his fellow-men. there, on 17th September. and 20 October, at 1 o'clock.
Lord Forbes has allowed twenty per cent. to his tenants, on the * James Largie, ship-owner and merchant, Johnsbaven: in Hun Polmood estate, upon the last year's rent, due at Whitsunday ter's lon, Montrose, on 17th September and 4th October, at 12 1817. o'clock.
The canker in sheep. This disease had manifested itself in one Examinations.-James White & Company, merchants, Glasgow; of the flock of M. Morel de Vinde, Peer of France. A shepin the Sheriff-clerk's Office there, on 18th September and 20 Octo herd began by the use of the ordinary remedy, an acid lotion, ber, at 11 o'clock.
without effect. The contagion, which had affected two lambs, Duncan Monteath & Co. grocers, Glasgow, and John Duncan, reached in six days 32 others. Nitric acid (aqua-fortis of the grocer there, as an individual ; in the Sheriff-clerk's Office, Glas shops) was used, and it had immediately the fullest success. All guw, on 22d September and 7th October, at 11 o'clock.
the animals affected were cured, and the contagion was stopped in Thomas Stewart, carrier between Leith and Glasgow, and general one day.--Journal General. agent residing at Leitb; in the Sheriff-clerk's Office, Edinburgh, on 19th September, and third October, at I o'clock.
Acts passed in the 57th year of the reign of George III. or in the AGRICULTURE, &c.
Afth Session of the fifth Parliament of the United Kingdom. Report from East Lothian. The alternate frosts and rains have Cap. XXXV. For punishing Mutiny and Desertion ; and for retarded the progress of the crop, and the heavy crops, pretty ge. the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters.June 20. 1 neral in the low parts of the country, are much laid. A few Number of forces, 121,035. patches of early barley have been cut, and several fields are nearly Cap. XXXVI. To regulate the Trade to and from the Places ready for cutting; but it will be after the middle of this month within the Limits of the Charter of the East India Company, and before wheat harvest becomes general, even in the low parts of the certain Possessions of his Majesty in the Mediterranean. - June 20. country, though the weather should be good: the oats have very Cap. XXXVII. To explain and amend an Act of the Fiftylittle changed colour. The crops of all kinds, on good soils, appear third Year of his present Majesty, relating to Tolls on Carriages to be bulky, but it is feared the wheat will be coarse in quality, used in Husbandry, and to remove Doubts as to Exemption of and much light grain in it. The barley appears generally good, Carriages, not wholly laden with Manure, from Payment of Toll. and the oats may yet be a good crop in the low country, but are June 20. generally ligbt, and will probably be very ill filled in the higher Not to exempt certain carriages from tolls. parts. The beans and pease can scarcely now be any thing but a Cap. XXXVIII. To continue, until the 15th Day of June failing crop, and the turnips, except on very dry and good soils, 1818, an Act of the 52nd Year of his present Majesty, for the more have suffered from the wetness. Hay, which was but a middling effectual Preservation of the Peace, by enforcing the Duties of crop, has been selling at 7d. and 8d. p stone. The prices of all Watching and Warding.June 20. other farm produce have declined during the month.-1st Sept. Cap. XXXIX. To extend certain Provisioris of the Acts of the
Report for England. The hay harvest has been generally pro 36th and 52nd Years of the Reign of his present Majesty to Mat. tracted, by the constant rains, but at last finished : both the natu. ters of Charity and Friendly Societies.-June 20. ral and sown grasses, more fortunately than could have been ex Cap. XL. To authorize the rewarding Officers of the Customs pected, leaving the prospect of an abundant aftermath. Scarcely for their Services in preventing illicit Distillation in Scotland, unany stock of old hay on hand. The long succession of cool and der an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament.-June 20. rainy weather will occasion a much later corn harvest than was ex Cap. XLI. To repeal two Acts passed in the 54th and 55th pected, in which, however, there will be the advantage of great Years of his present Majesty, relating to the Office of the Agent fulness and substance in ear from gradual vegetation.—The want General, and for transferring the Duties of the said Office to the of sun has been generally felt since the great heats in June, and, Offices of the Paymaster General and Secretary at War. June 20. in the northern parts of the country, much corn of all kinds is yet Cap. XLII. To revive and continue, until the 25th Day of in an immature state. In the forward districts, and upon the best March 1819, an Act inade in the 44th Year of his present Majesty, soils, great breadths of corn have been cut within the last fortnight, for permitting the Exportation of Salt from the Port of Nassau, and as much carried as the wet state of the weather would permit in the Island of New Providence, the Port of Exuma and the Port On such soils, the crops of wheat, barley, oats, pease, and rye, are of Crooked Island in the Bahama Islands, in American Ships great: and the few samples yet shewn at market are of one qua- coming in Ballast.-June 27. lity. Beans will, perhaps, turn out beyond expectation, but the Cap. XLIII. For granting, for Two Years from the 5th Day Heligoland beans have not succeeded so well as the native.--00 of July, 1817, Bounties on Sugar refined otherwise than by Claythe least promising soils, grain of all kinds seems likely to prove ing.–June 27. an average crop, granting a favourable latter harvest. Potatoes Cap. XLIV. To allow Corps of Yeomanry or Volunteer Caand turnips are almost every where fine crops.
valry, when assembled for the Suppression of Riots or Tumults, The weather for spme days past has been universally favourable to be quartered and billetted, and Officers on Half Pay to hold cer
13th Sept. 1817.)
23 tain Commissions in such Corps, and to exempt Members in such of Union-street, Borough, Surrey, mechanic; for certain improveEorps from serving the Office of Constable.June 27.
ments in the construction of wheel carriages. Cap. XLV. For the Continuation of all and every person or Peter Hamlin, of Albany-place, Kent New Road, Camberwell, Persons in any and every Office, Place, or Employment, Civil or merchant, for an improvement or improvements in the making a Military, within the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland,
cement or composition for ornaments and statues, and for making Dominion of Wales, Town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, Isles of Jer. || artificial bricks, or an imitation of bricks, tiles, and stones, and sey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sarke, and Man'; and also in all and joining and cementing the same ; and for erecting, covering, and every of his Majesty's Foreign Possessions, Colonies, or Planta.
decorating buildings, internally and externally; and also an im. tions, which he or she shalt bold, possess, or exercise, during the provement or improvements in the mixing, working, and mouldPleasure of the Crown, at the Time of the Death or Demise of bising of the said cement or composition, upon any sort of materials, present Majesty, until removed or discharged therefrom by the or in working and moulding whole and entire erections and subsucceeding King or Queen of this Realm.June 29.
stances therewith. Cap. XLVI. To prevent the issuing and circulating of Pieces Frederic Brunton, of Bride-lane, Fleet-street, London, gentle. of Copper or other Metal, usually called Tokens.-June 27.
man ; for a mode of employing silk, or other materials, in the No copper tokens to be made, or issued, or circulated.
making of hats and bonnets. Every person who shall, after the said tst of January 1818, circulate or pass, as for any nominal value in money or goods, any such token, shall for every such token so circulated or passed, whether such persons shall be or have been concerned in the origi. Friday se'ennight, the lady of Dr Edward Rigby, M. D. of Nor. nal issuing or circulation of any such token, or only the bearer or wich, three sons and a daughter. Mrs Rigby, who is as well as bolder thereof for the time being, forfeit any sum not less than two usual so soon after childbirth, has now twelve children. --At shillings, or more than ten shillings, at the discretion of the Justice Durie, on the 25th ult. the lady of C. M. Christie, Esq. a son.or Justices of the Peace who shall hear and determine such offence. At Edinburgh, on the 24th ult. Mrs Maitland, of Eccles, a son.
Not to affect Bank of England tokens.-Sheffield penny tokens At Rochsoles-house, on the 22d ult. the lady of Lieutenant. Col. issued for the relief of the poor, may circulate to 25th March 1823. Gerard, of Rochsoles, a daughter.At Dunmore, on the 26th ult. Birmingham penny tokens issued for the relief of the poor, may Mrs Campbell, a daughter.-At Quebec, the lady of Colonel Myers, circulate to 25th March 1820.
deputy quarter-master-general to the forces, a daughter.
At Edinburgh, on the 26th ult. the Rev. Walter Dunlop, DumCap. XLVIII. To'make further Provision for the Adjust. fries, to Miss Janet M.Lean, daughter of the late Daniel M'Lean, ment of the Accounts of the Consolidated Fund of the United
Esq. supervisor of Excise. —At Eglinton Castle, on the 21st últ. Kingdom, and for making good any occasional Deficiency which
Richard A. Oswald, Esq. of Auchencruive, to the Right Hon. Lady may arise in the said Fund in Great Britain or Ireland respective. Lilias M'Queen. At London, John Holman Hay, Esq. of the Ad. ly; and to direct the application of Monies by the Commissioners miralty, to Anne, fifth daughter of the late Henry Dyett, Esq.m. for the reduction of the National Debt.-June 27. Cap. XLIX. For altering and amending the Laws of Excise Captain Burney, of the 44th regiment, tu Diana Boyleson, young
est daughter of Hugh Somervill, Esq. of Mount Pleasant.- Mr with respect to Salt and Rock Salto-June 27.
James Dunlop, merchant, Glasgow, to Marianne, only daughter of Cap. L. To continue an Act made in the 54th Year of his pre- the late Andrew Macmillan, Esq. merchant, Port-Glasgow. At East sent Majesty's Reign, intituled, “ An Act to provide for the pre- Connage, Kenneth Mackenzie, Esg, of Dundonnel, to Isabella Coserving and restoring of Peace in such Parts of Ireland as may at
lina, daughter of James Roy, Esq. Surgeon to the forces. The any Time be disturbed by seditious Persons, or by Persons enter.
Rev. Charles Ross Matheson, minister of Kilmuir Easter, to Caroing into unlawful Combinations or Conspiracies. June 27. Cap. LI. To regulate the Celebration of Marriages in New. moreland, Mr Thomas Mounsay, farmer, to Miss Atkinson, only
line, youngest daughter of Colin Shaw, Esq. At Moreland, Westfoundland.June 27.
daughter of Mr Thomas Atkinson, yeoman. The bride is heiress
to property to the amount of twenty thousand pounds, and has been LIST OF PATENTS FOR INVENTIONS, &c.
brought up with the most exact economy, and exclusively employ,
ed in the dairy. Thomas Wedrake, of Hornchurch, Essex, agricultural implement maker ; for certain improvements on ploughs.
DEATHS. David Brewster, of Edinburgh, Doctor of Laws; for a new optical instrument called the Kaleidoscope, for exhibiting and creating At Ballachroan, county of Inverness, Mrs Captain Porbes Mac. beautiful forms and patterns of general use, in all the ornamental donell, second daughter of the late John M.Pherson, Esq. of Inarts.
verball.At Setonbill, East Lothian, on the 21st ult. Mr Peter Samuel Brown,' of Mark-la, commander in his Majesty's navy; Bairnsfather, junior, farmer.-At Doonfoot, on the 10th ult. Mr for an improvement in a construction of a bridge, for the forma || Charles Abercromby, civil engineer.-At Grenada, aged 21, of the tion and uniting of its component parts, in a manner not hithertorever of the country, Mr Benjamin Brown, hospital assistant to the practised.
forces. At London, the Right Hon. Frances Lady Redesdale.William Henry Simpson, of Bickington, Devonshire, mechanic; At Burntsfield Links, on the 26th ult. Mr Robert Walker, surgeon, for certain improvements in the machinery for the spinning of royal navy.--At Mill-hill, Musselburgh, on the 23d ult. Charles wool, cotton, and other fibrous substances.
Stewart, Esq. formerly commander of the Honourable East India Richard Parmer Brain, of Salford, Lancaster, brewer; for an | Company's ship Airly Castle.-At Edinburgh, on the 25th ult. Mr improvement, or apparatus, calculated to obtain or generate gas Adam Brooks, merchant. At Kersebill, on the 20th ult. Mrs in a more economical manner than heretofore, from coal, or any Christian Rattray, wife of Alexander Ramsay, Esq. banker Falother article, material, or substance, for lighting or heating houses, kirk.-At Kingston, Jamaica, Major John Lee, of the Royal Scots, manufactories, or other places, where light or heat is required. ! aid-de-camp to Major General Couran.-At London, aged 84, Ma
Henry Tritton, of Clapham, Surrey, Esq.; for an apparatus | jor John Plenderleath, formerly of the royal regiment of artillery. for distilling,
At Edinburgh, on the 27th ult. Miss Fyffe, daughter of the late Thomas Aspinwall, Esq. of Bishopsgate Church-yard, London ; || John Fyffe, Esq. banker in Edinburgh.-At Auchnefauld, Perthfor an elliptic valve pump-box.
shire, on the 30th ult. Elizabeth Murray, in the 116th year of her Reuben Phillips, of Exeter, gentleman; for a method of purify. || age. She was in good health, and enjoyed the use of all her faing gas for the purpose of illumination.
culties, till within a few days of her death.-Charles Revel, Esri George Wyke, of Bath, Somersetsbire, Esq. and Edward Shorter, near Enfield. This gentleman had been for sume time past so
(13th Sept. 1817. ject to occasional fits of insanity. After appearing to be more acquired an ample fortune, the whole of which she has bequeathed sane than usual, he intreated his keeper to loosen the strings to her only child by Mr Braham.Mrs Hugo Meynell, sister of the of a strait waistcoat in which he was confined, that he might Marchioness of Hertford. When in the act of alighting from her sleep with the greater ease; the keeper, seeing him more cool and pbæton, at her seat in Staffordshire, she missed the footstep and fell collected than he had been for some time, incautiously complied to the ground upon her head, when the right temple coming in con with his request. Mr R. thanked him for his kind indulgence, and tact with a stone, she was killed upon the spot.-On Sunday at then lay down and pretended to go to sleep, in which situation bis Plymouth Dock, Sir John Thomas Duckworth, G. C. B. Admiral keeper left him to take some repose, and withdrew for about an of the White Squadron, Commander in Chief at that port, and hour. On his return he found Mr R. lying on his back on the bed M. P. for New Romney. He was promoted to the rank of Rear quite dead, having strangled himself with the braces of his waist Admiral of the Blue on the 14th Feb. 1799 ; was made a Vice coat.-Georges, Chief of the Servians. Georges had gone to Se Admiral on the 230 April, 1804 ; and Admiral on the 31st July, mendria under a false name, and concealed himself there in the 1810. On the 7th Feb. 1806, he commanded the detachment of house of a friend ; but the object of this hazardous step was no seven sail of the line, two frigates, and two sloops, which engaged, worse than that of recovering a treasure of fifty thousand ducats, in the bay of St Domingo, a squadron of French ships, consisting which he had hid before quititng Servia, and with which he now desi- of five sail of the line (one a three-decker) two frigates, and a cor. red to retire into Russia. His friend, however, was either weak or vette, which he entirely defeated, after a gallant action of two wicked enough to denounce him to the Pacha of Belgrade, who im hours, capturing three of 74 guns each, and driving on shore mediately came to Semendria with an escort of Janissaries, arrested | L'Imperiale, of 120 guns, and Le Diomede, of 84 guns, which he Georges, and also a Greek who accompanied him, caused them to afterwards burned. Some years since a pension of £.1000 per be beheaded, and sent their heads to Constantinople.-On Sunday annum was settled on him for his services, His only son, Colonel se'ennight Signora Storace,' at her house on Herne hill, near Dul. Duckworth, was killed in one of the engagements under the Duke wich. As a singer, she ranked high in her profession, in which she of Wellington in Spain.
Walks in Edinburgh and its Vicinity.
rection. These streets are to terminate near the tower
or mausoleum of the former proprietor of tbe grounds. TO THE EDITOR OF THE EDINBURGH OBSERVER.
The first, or uppermost, descends by two flights of steps It has been frequently and justly remarked of Edin- to the road which crosses from the village of the Water burgh, that its situation and surrounding scenery present of Leith. Between these stairs, which are in the middle a greater number and variety of picturesque and beau- | of the street, a shop and dwelling house are now buildtiful views than any other place in the world, and with ing. Nothing can be more singular and picturesque than the peculiar advantage which no town of the same ex the situation of this street. Towards the north, an exCent possesses, that the student, or the man of business, tensive view of the country is attained ; while, on the can retire from bis sedentary labours, and, from what-south, there is nothing but wood, and the elevated ground erer part of the city be sets out in pursuit of amusement above, on the opposite side of the river. An approach or exercise, be can bring under his eye, in a few minutes, is also opened up to the south, by means of a wooden some of those agreeable objects wbich, contrasted with bridge, which has been thrown across the river where the busy haunts of life, soothe and gratify the contempla- the breadth is about fifty feet. It was at first intended tive mind. Several parts of the Water of Leith are ac to construct a wire bridge here, but on a trial being cessible by a short walk, and exhibit some of the finely made, I was told, it was foued that the masonry work varied scenes now alluded to; and in no part of its course, at the ends were not sufficiently strong for the purpose. perhaps, is the view more striking and extensive than | It became necessary, therefore, to construct one of wood; from that point of the road going from Drumsheugh, when and here ! must observe, that neither from a distant the eye of the spectator first catches St Bernard's Well. || view, nor in passing this bridge, do we find mucb reason In the foreground of this fine prospect appear the rocky | to admire the fancy or taste of the builder. The effect: bed of the river, the lofty and richly-wooded banks, and is heavy and inelegant, and unnecessarily so, I think, the temple erected over the mineral spring, on the mo- from the thickness of the wooden railing. As an arch del of the temple of Vesta at Tivoli ; and in the distance is formed by four beams, which meet at the centre of are seen the Frith of Forth, with various islands rising | the fine long spars, all oscillation, however, is prevented. from its bosom, and numerous vessels gliding on its sur. The road leading from the bridge now proceeds, for se. face ; the opposite shores of Fife, and the elevated dis- veral hundred yards, along the top of the bank, under tricts of that county, closing the scene. Descending a row of beautiful beech trees, when we ascend, as on to the banks of the river, along which the road passes, the north side, a double flight of steps. But in the centre we soon perceive how much the operations of art have here an alcove is built, which produces at present a very encroached on the beauties of nature, in the erection of pleasing effect ; a direct and easy communication is in many manufactories, drawo to it for the conveniency of this way effected with the south bank, wbich must tend water, as the moving power of machinery. But still greatly to facilitate the designs of improvement which even the most careless beholder will find much to ad. have been formed. On reaching the high grounds on mire. The researches of the botanist will be rewarded this side, the first thoughts which arose in my mind rewith some plants wbich adorn the banks, and the geo-lated to the rapid and wonderful advances which are logist bas a fine opportunity of examining the distribu- everywhere made in extending and increasing our habition of the strata, which he will find traversed by a wbin tations; and I could not but feel, that of all the situadyke, or vein, a topic which has given ample occupation tions around Edinburgh, I would bave imagined that to speculative theorists.
this must have been the last which would become the Having visited, in one of my late walks, the neigh scene of the labours of the various workmen who are bouring village of Stockbridge, I was greatly surprised now employed here. The retired and elevated situaon discovering the singular change which had taken tion, and covered, as I remembered it only a few months place, on the beautiful romantic grounds of a celebrated before, with wood to the summit, produced a difficulty in artist there, since the commencement of the present year. reconciling to myself the extraordinary change which The summit of the bill westward, and opposite to St bad now taken place. But this is the age of improveBernard's Well, is now nearly covered with elegant ment and refinement; and a man must learn to make dwelling houses, in a line from north to south ; and I was his ideas keep pace with the rapid march of events. informed, that it is intended to build another street im- The propriety and beauty of the design, however, is anomediately below, in the orchard, to run in a parallel di. ll ther consideration; and here I must admit I felt a dis
(Sept. 27, 1317. position to find fault with the plans which are now exe- || head, has some folds of linen cloth thrown loosely around cuting. This is a spot which is not merely rural—it is it. Some of the other ornamental parts of the tower progrand and beautifully romantic ; and the formal unbro- bably owe their fantastic appearance to the peculiar taste ken rows of building appeared therefore not altogether of the founder, who was very industrious in collecting suited to the situation. The design which is in perfect fragments of old buildings that were removed in the procongruity with the suburbs of a city, can never be in per-gress of the improvements in Edinburgh. fect barmony with the seclusion of a woody scene. Per. It is with feelings of something more than melancholy haps the eye would bave been more gratified if, on ascend. || 1 bave ever witnessed the wanton destruction of the saneing this eminence, a number of eletached villas had been tuary of the dead; bat I here felt more sensibly than on presented to the view-or if a crescent, formed of twenty | any other occasion, when I beheld so many proofs of the or thirty houses, had appeared, with a shrubbery or an anxious care of the founder to preserve those fragments entire garden in front-the inhabitants of which enjoy- of antiquity, I may say, which now lay scattered every ing an extensive prospect of a finely-cultivated country where about; some broken, others de faced, and all daily to the eastward, while a row or two of smaller houses exposed to farther dilapidation from the vulgar and unmight still have occupied the low ground. Such were thinking. Hece lay at some distance the bust of a warthe suggestions which occurred to me on the first view | rior, whose mute form must soon be obliterated ; wbile of the plans of improvement which are now carrying for other stones, after preserving so long their form, and outward here ; but, after all, it is not improbable the pro- living, for many ages, the hands wbich had fashioned them, jector, by uniting, what must always be the first object now lay heaped one upon another, presenting the unequion such occasions, considerations of interest with the vocal mark of a rapid progress also to dust. Some masses principles of taste, has himself struck on the plan which of calcareous spar, which had seemingly been brought is exposed to fewest objections.
together with the utmost care, are likewise now broken, Walking to the northern parts of these grounds, I now and partly abstracted. If this maasoleum be destined to spent some time in the examination of the tower, as it is remain till another age, it is surely to be desired that it called, which was built by the late proprietor. It is a should exist entire : as an object deserving of some intersquare building, with a spiral stair on the outside, which est and curiosity, or as a termination to the elegant buildleads to an apartment that has a most commanding view, ings contiguous, it is not without its value, and its preserthough with windows to two of the sides only. This vation consequently not altogether unworthy of attention. room seems to have been fitted up for occasional visits ; Leaving this monument of premature decay, in the hope but, judging from the number of names, and variety of in- | that its present situation will ere long attract the notice scriptions, scrawled on the walls and window-shutters, of those who may have the power to secure its preserva. must have been the resort of niany of the idle or curious. tion, I observed, in the middle of the street, at a little disThe south side of the building is almost wholly covered with tance, a very large block of free-stone, apparently about ivy. There is here a wall extending about twelve feet, two tons weight. It is somewhat narrowed at both ends, and nearly of the same height with a Gothic arched door- and seemed to present the rude outline of the human way, the use of which it is not easy now to discover.- form. It might indeed be taken for the image of an InThe whole building seems to have been surrounded, at dian deity. On making some inquiries at the workmen, as the distance of about twelve or fifteen feet, with a bigh to the history and intended use of this remarkable stone, hedge; and as the wood still remains on the declivity I learned, from one, that it had been brought from Italy, towards the north and east, its situation and appearance while another asserted that it was a block of Portland are yet sufficiently striking and picturesque. It must be stone, and a third stated that it had lain long in Leith. apparent, from a very slight examination of this tower, All, however, agreed, that it had been intended for a sta. that many of the carved stones and niches have had an tue of Oliver Cromwell. I was farther assured that it is earlier origin than that of the building itself. The lat now intended to place the rude representative of the Proter must have been erected about forty years ago ; but tector in the centre of the wall at the south end of tbe some of the stones appear to display the workmanship of street which overhangs the woody declivity to the river, other and earlier days. It is accordingly said, that many in full view of the goddess Hygeia, in the beautiful of the carved stones on the tower and on the south wall building of St Bernard's Well. Without deciding on the were taken from the cross of Edinburgh-a singular struc- degree of credit which may be due to the traditionary acture, which was removed from the High Street in 1756. count of this stone, I greatly approve of the design of preFour of these stones, sculptured with human figures, which serving it, if not for its antiquity, at least for the mystery were placed over some of the arches of the cross, are pre- and singularity which attends its bistory. It will, bowserved in the tower. They are engraved in alto relievo, ever, perhaps be allowed that a statue of Cromwell would and tolerably executed. One of the heads is armed with have appeared with more propriety in Leith, where this & casque ; another is encircled with a turban-shaped || stone is said to have been found to stand on the mount wreath; a third has the hair turned upwards to the back or citadel which was erected by that celebrated man, but part of the head, and a twisted staff over the left shoul- | which has been swept away by the late extensive improveder; and the fourth, which seems to represent a female | ments of the barbour and docks.