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October 25, 1817.)
Notices of Works in tle Press.

87 esting events which befel the British embassy, , and will afford many new facts to the historian A third volume of Sermons by the Rev. John from the time of its leaving England to its re- and politician. The work will be comprised in

Venn is in the press. turn; together with his remarks on the geology, two volumes, royal quarto, and will be embel An Oxford Encyclopædia, or Dictionary of natural history, and manners of the countries lished with several portraits, engraved by the Arts, Sciences, and general Literature, is previsited. It will be printed in quarto, and be il best artists, partly from the most exquisite draw- paring for publication, in twenty-five parts, which lustrated by maps and other engravings, under ings of celebrated masters, now in the possession will form five quarto volumes. the sanction of the Hon. East-India Company, of the Evelyn family; and with other interesting A Treatise on Pulmonary Consumption is and be dedicated by permission to Lord Am. plates. We anticipate great pleasure from its printing by George Henning, M. D. of Bridgeherst. The second is by George Ellis, Esq. one perusal, and we doubt not that our readers in of the commissioners of the embassy, and will general will partake of our feelings.

The History of England, from its earliest form a quarto volume, with an atlas of en Dr Turton has ready for publication, a Con Period to the Death of Elizabeth, is in the gravings. And the third is by Captain Basil chological Dictionary of the British Islands. A press; by the Rev. T. Morell, author of “ Stu. Hall, of the Lyra, and will relate chiefly to the residence of some years in Ireland has enabled dies in History," to which this will form an adnautical concerns and discoveries, with new the author to bring forward a large accession of ditional volume. The concluding volume of charts, &c.

new and valuable matter, in this department of the Series, in which the History of England Dr Buchanan will immediately put to the natural history. The work will be in a portable will be brought down to the present period, press, an Account of the Kingdom of Nepaul. form, and accompanied with a correct outline, will follow as quickly as possible. This gentleman practised as a physician for from the author's own cabinet, of some indi. The Rev. Ingram Cobbin, A. M. announces several years in that country, during which vidual of each genus and subdivision, mostly se Philanthropy : a Poem. time he was employed in collecting information lected from such as are nondescript, or not A Poem is printing, called, the Wreath of relative to its natural, civil, and political con. known to British collectors.

Solitude: containing tributary stanzas to the dition. The value and accuracy, as well as vast The Memoirs of Dr Benjamin Franklin, memory of Henry Kirke White, and other extent, of Dr Buchanan's Researches concern written by himself to a late period, and con Poems; by Charles Feist, author of Poetical Efing this part of India, are well known.

tinued to the time of his death by his grandson, fusions, Breathings of the Woodland Lyre, &c. Mr Barlow, one of the mathematical teachers will appear on the first of November. It will The Lyrical poetry of the language has swel. at Woolwich, will publish early in October, an form a volume in quarto, and be printed uni. led, within the last century, from a mole-hill to Essay on the Strength and Stress of Timber, forinly with the private correspondence. a mountain ; yet there exists no general collecfounded, upon a course of experiments made at A Narrative of a Residence in Japan, in the tion of the exquisite pieces which constitute the Royal Military Academy. A new theory years 1811, 1812, and 1813, with observations that species of poetry. The best is by Aikin, will be developed, founded upon the results of on the country and people of Japan ; by Captain containing about two hundred songs ; and there numerous experiments on a great variety of H. Gowlownin, of the Russian navy, is printing are two or three others, but none of them consubjects, assisted by communications from seve in London.

taining above three hundred songs. The Aviary, ral gentlemen of great scientific research. The Mr T. Squire, of Epping, has announced a printed in 1773, contained about eleven hubwork will include an historical review of former Grammar of the Elements of Astronomy, for the dred songs, decent and indecent; but it has theories and experiments, and be illustrated by use of schools and students. Besides its lumi. long been out of print, and copies have sold at numerous tables and plates.

nous display of all the facts connected with this ten times the original cost. It is proposed, A Narrative is printing of Discoveries in interesting science, in brief, yet popular lan. therefore, to stereotype a collection of from Africa by Mr Burkhardt. He has for some guage, the work will be enriched with every 2,200 to 2,500 pure, elegant, and popular songs, years been travelling in the countries south of variety of embellishment of which the subject is under the title of the Vocal Library; and the Egypt, in the disguise of an Arab, and by the susceptible, so as to address the understanding work is in such progress that it will be pubname of Shekh Ibrahim, under the auspices of through the medium of the eye.

lished before Christmas. the African Association. He is still, it is said, A Concise Grammar of the Romaic, or Mo The City of Refuge; a poem, in four books, prosecuting his discuveries, and entertains san- dern Greek Language, with Phrases and Dia. by Mr Thomas Quin, is in the press. guine hopes of being able to reach Tombuctoo logues on the most familiar Subjects, is in course Mr Wilson is engaged on a work, descriptive from the east, and proceed from that city to the of preparation, by Dr Robertson, after a resi: of a new species of dancing-the Ecossoise. western coast. This would perfect the geography dence of some years in the Ionian Islands.

In January will be published, embellished of northern Africa.

The Rev. Mr Dibdin has published a very with vignette engravings, an Historical Account A work on Meteorology is promised from the copious analysis of his “ Bibliographical Deca of the City and Environs of Winchester, by pen of Mr Luke Howard.

meron." The work will be executed in the Charles Ball. It will be accompanied by de. The Rev. C. Maturin, author of the tragedy finest style of printing, in three royal octavo scriptive walks; in the course of which every of Bertram, is printing a tale, in three volumes. volumes, and will be found to contain, in the object distinguished for its historical importance,

The Diary of John Evelyn, Esq., printed whole, not fewer than four hundred and sixty or interesting from its remote antiquity, will be from the original manuscripts in the library at embellishments; of which upwards of eighty carefully noticed. Wotton, embracing the greatest portion of the are upon copper, exclusively of the head and Melcombe Lodge, or Traits of Family Pride, Life of the celebrated author of the “ The Syl- tail-pieces, and initiatory capital letters to each will be published in November. va," and other works of celebrity, is nearly day. To bibliomaniacs, lovers of bibliographical Mrs Ryley has a novel in the press, entitled ready for publication. This extremely curious gossipiana, hucksters in literary small. ware, ad- Fanny Fitzyork. and valuable journal contains his observations mirers of anecdotes without point, and of facts Such is the incessant activity of the press in and remarks on men, manners, the politics, without utility-this will be an interesting pub. the northern metropolis, that one publishing esliterature, and science of his age, during his lication ; at least, we never read a prospectus of tablishment (Constable & Co.) announces for travels in France and Italy. his residence in greater promise in regard to the class of Lilli. speedy publication the following new and proEngland towards the latter part of the protec. putian subjects on which it treats.

mising works:torate, and his connexion with the court of It is proposed to publish immediately after 1. Mandeville, a domestic story of the sevenCharles II. and the two subsequoht reigns; in- Christmas, and continue annually, a volume teenth century in England; by William God. terspersed with a variety of anecdotes of the containing the Chronology of the last Fifty Years. win, author of “ Caleb Williams;" in 3 vols. most celebrated persons of that period. The The first edition will include all events from 12mo. work will be enriched with original private let. 1768 to Christmas 1817 inclusive ; and in every 2. Rob Roy, a novel ; by the author of Waters from Sir Edward Nicholas, (secretary of subsequent year the first year will be dropped, verley, &c. in 3 vols. 12ino. state,) to King Charles I. with the king's an and the past year added. A contemporaneous 3. Travels from Vienna through Lower Hunswers, in his own hand-writing, now first given chronology will thus be kept up of events which gary, with some account of Vienna during the to the world. It will also contain selections are interesting to the whole living generation Congress ; by R. Bright, M. D. in 4to. with. nufrom the correspondence of John Evelyn, and of men, or which can be operative in their ef. merous engravings. numerous letters from Sir Edward Hyde, (Lord fects upon passing and rising events. It will 4. Dr Buchanan's Nepaul. Clarendon,) to Sir Edward Nicholas and Rich form a red book, and serve as a companion to 5. An Account of the Life and Writings of ard Brown, during the exile of the British the Court Kalendar, Entick's Dictionary, Wat the late John Erskine of Carnock, D.D. by Sir court. The whole work will, of course, be kin's Portable Cyclopædia, and other similar Henry Moncrieff Wellwood, bart. in 8vo. highly illustrative of the events of those times, | books of useful reference.

Besides numerous extensive works in progress.

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Literature Poetry.

[October 25, 1817. FOREIGN LITERATURE.

purchased for 16,100 francs for Mr Hibbert, , Hasting, Rollo, and the first Normas in Breo The everlasting Abbe de Pradt has published whose collection previously ranked as one of the tagne and France. M. Broenstedt gave last another work on South American affairs, and first private libraries in Europe.

winter a course of lectures on Modern Greece, “ The personalities and incivilities of the Quoti. Professor Cramer, of the university of Kiel, its inhabitants, antiquities, &c. dienne and Journal des Debats !""

devoted his last journey to the south of Germa. The library of the university of Copenhagen, Madanie de Stael's posthumous work, enti- ny and Switzerland to researches into ancient to which the Museum of the Antiquities of the tled “ Considerations on the Principal Events literature and the sources of the German civil | North has been united, and which was founded of the French Revolution," in three octavo vo law. The public libraries of Bavaria and Aus by King Christian IV. possesses, according to lumes, is about to be published. The two first tria furnished him with valuable materials ; but M. Thaarup, about 60,000 volumes. The volumes embrace the era from the adıinistra it was at Zurich and St Gall that he proved very curious collection of Icelandic and other tion of her father to the battle of Waterloo : most successful. At St Gall he saw the most MSS. which relate to the history of the North, the third is devoted to England.

ancient catalogues of the MSS. of that convent, is due to the celebrated Icelander, Professor The total produce of the sale of the Mac. formerly so rich in literary treasures. He even Arnas Magnæus, who was appointed, in 1694, Carthy Library at Paris, was 404,000 francs discovered there the MS. of a grammarian not professor of Danish antiquities, and in 1702, (£16,000 sterling), a much less sum than had contained either in the collection of Pulsch, or in by order of the king, visited Iceland, where he been offered for it three years since by an Eng. that of Godefroy, and the entire Scholiast of passed ten years. lish nobleman. The Royal Library at Paris will Juvenal, of whom we hitherto possessed only Memoirs of the History of the Fifty Years have 300 volumes printed on vellum from this some detached fragments.

from 1760 to 1810, by the late Abbe Georgel, collection, about half of which is destined for

At a late meeting of the Scandinavian Litera. a distinguished member of the order of the this country, most of our bibliomaniacs having ry Society, Professor Broenstedt read an essay on Jesuits, and confidential secretary to Cardinal added some of its treasures to their former an ancient chronicle in rhyme, by Robert Vace, de Rohan, is about to be published at Paris in 3 stores. Among others, the article of the highest canon at Caen, and court.poet to Henry II. in volumes. It is said to excite great interest from price and greatest intrinsic value, the Complu. the 12th century. This chronicle, which has the talents and means of information possessed tensian Polygott, printed upon vellum, was never been published, relates the exploits of | by the author, who died in 1813.

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CARABOO.

Is she new? is she old ? is she false? is she | Even those who have doubted the truth of her Written in consequence of a singular imposition

true ? practised upon the benevolence of a lady residing Come read me the riddle of Miss Caraboo. Have forgotten their doubts when they look'a

in her face. in the vicinity of Bristol, by a young woman

Astronomers sage may exhibit her soon, I never have seen her ; but if, when I see, of the name of Mary Wilcox, alias Baker, alias

A daughter-in-law to the man in the moon ; Bakerstendt, alias Caraboo, Princess of Javusu.

T'he truth of her tale is apparent to me, Or declare that her visit accounts for the rain I will cancel these lines, and most gladly rehearse Oh ! aid me, ye Spirits of wonder ! who soar Which happen'd last year, and may happen Her swimming and fencing in beantiful verse ; In realms of romance where none ventur'd before; again ;

In the graces and charms of my muse to adorn Ye Fairies! who govern the fancies of men, That dark spots appear in the course she has her, And sit on the point of Monk Lewis's pen ;

run,

Shall be the employment of Ye mysterious Elves! who for ever remain Coeval perhaps with the spots on the sun ;

Q. IN THE CORNER.
With lusus nataræs, and ghosts of Cock-lane; That she may be connected with Corsairs-all
Who ride upon broomsticks, intent to deceive these,
All those who appear predispos'd to believe, And as many more possible things as you please.
And softly repeat from your home in the spheres

ODE.
In what hand does she write ?-In what
Incredible stories credulous ears ;
With every thing marvellous, every thing new,
tongue does she speak?

THE BLACKBIRD.
Is it Arabic, Persic, Egyptian, or Greek ?
We'll trace a description of Miss Caraboo.
She must be a blue-stocking lady indeed,

Sweet minstrel of the pale and pensive eve!
Johanna's disciples, who piously came
To write an epistle which no man can read,

What time the radient orb sinks in the west; To present babies' caps to the elderly dame, Though we have some publishing scribes I could

Diffusing o'er the scene Though all hope of the virgin's accouchement

A softening, soothing ray, name, is o'er, Whose letters will meet with a fate much the Or in the orchard's undisturb'd retreat,

Within the covert of the shadowy grove, Shall meet with the smile of derision no more ; Their wonders were weak, their credulity small

Thou pour'st thy evening hymn, Caraboo was engender'd by nothing at all!

She then wore no ear-rings, though still may Melodious, strong and clear. And where did she come from and who can

be seen she be?

The holes in her ears, where her ear-rings had Sweet is the scene, and solemn is the hour, Did she fall from the sky ?-did she rise from

been ;

But ah! more sweet, more solemn is thy note, , the sea ? Leathern shoes on her feet; a black shawl round

Which Auctuates in the gale, her hair ;

And fills the grove with song.
A seraph of day, or a shadow of night?
Did she spring upon earth in a stream of gas. And of black worsted stockings an elegant pair ; In thoughtful mood I wander by thy haunts,
light?
Her gown was black stuff, and my readers may Thy solitary haunts, where all were death,

And gloom, and solitude,
Did she ride on the back of a fish, or sea-dog ? guess
A spirit of health, or a devil incog. ?
If her story contains as much stuff as her dress.

And silence-but for thee!
Was she wafted by winds over mountain and

of the famed Indian Jugglers we all must Sweet bird ! whate'er betide my wayward lot, stream ?

have heard,

Whate'er may blight my hopes, or wound my Was she borne to our isle by the impulse of who to gain a subsistence would swallow a

mind, sicam:

sword ;
Was she found in complete " fascination” elate ? But men (without proof) who believe tales like still let

me listen to thy soothing note,
Destroy my promis'd bliss,

Or clog my future joy ;
Or discover'd at first in a chrysalis state ?

these, Did some philosophic analysis draw Her component degrees from some hot-water Will undoubtedly swallow whatever you please. Which far more joy, more heartfelt pleasure

brings, .- I have heard those who thought that she Than Eastern wealth could give, Did some chemical process occasion her birth ? wish'd to deceive,

Or princely power command ! Did galvanic experiments bring her op earth? After seeing her person have learn'd to believe ;

W.G.

same.

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5th October 1817.]

Foreign Intelligence.-England.

89

Chronicle.

tax

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE.

Stamps,

£1,487,457 1,688,663 The total war taxes for 1816 were £19,272,088 Post office, 365,000 355,000

1817, 5,281,954 THE 'continental journals speak of a meeting

Assessed taxes,

713,270 782,602 of the allied sovereigos at Manheim next year,

1,960,576 407,072

Against 1817, · · £13,990,134 for the purpose of agreeing to some resolutions Property tax,

Land taxes,

180,067 190,501 But the reason of this falling off is known to relating to the state of France and of Europe,

Miscellaneous,

41,848 76,799 every body, viz. the repeal of the war excise after the experiment which has been made of the present system.

duty on malt and the property tax. Unappropriated war

12,124 duties,

Thus the difference between the whole pro. The French chambers are appointed to meet

duce of the revenue for the year is as fol. on the 5th November. The persons tried for a

£14,502,296 11,523,548

lows :treasonable conspiracy, designated from its ral.

It was in 1816,

£60,138,863 lying sign “ the Black Pin," have been acquitted

Oct. 10, 1816. Oct. 10, 1817.

1817,

47,441,619 at Paris. The prevarication of a witness seems to have saved them ; for in other respects the Amount of revenue £14,502,296 £11.523,548

Difference,

£12,697,244 testimony was of a serious complexion. The | Deduct amount

or £483,895 more than the difference between case of the editor of the Censeur is not yet done of war duty

the produce of the war excise duty and the pro. with. It has come on before the Cour Royale. on malt · £517,000

perty tax in 1816 and 1817. An affray between some Guards and Land- Ditto property

On Friday, notice was given from the Bank wehr took place at Berlin on the 23d ult. One

2,960,576

of England to the Stock Exchange, that all bills or two individuals were killed ; but though the

3,477,576

dated November, 1815, would be paid off, or contest was not more serious, it bespeaks ill

exchanged for new bills bearing interest at the blood, which is like enough to produce greater

11.924,720

rate of 2d. per day till the 30th instant. The commotions. Deduct arrears of property tax and

bills to be taken to the Exchequer Office by the The nobility of Courland have adopted a re malt duty

419,072

24th of the present month. The new bills at solution for abolishing the vassalage of peasants

20 per day bear a premium of about twenty-one in that district, and have solicited the sanction

11,104,476

shillings. of his Imperial Majesty. It may be remember.

On Saturday, 30,000 half.sovereigns were reed, that the nobility of the province of Esthonia Net revenue received, in the quarter

ceived at the bank from the mint. They pass granted a similar benefit to their vassals last ending October 10, 1817, 11,104,476

as current and lawful money, if not weighing year.

Ditto -
1816, 11,024,710

less than 2 duts. 13, grains. They are issued Official reports are received of two actions between the Royalists and Independents in

from the mint at the weight of 2 dwts. 13 Increase as coinpared with 1816, 99,766

grains, and 6,370-10,000th parts of a grain. South America, the one in Upper Peru, and the other in Chili, in which the latter were success. The following additional statement has ap. ful. peared officially in the Courier :

From this truly auspicious view, we turn to

the other events of the last fortnight, which, as A copy of a treaty between France and Por. tugal relative to the cession of French Guyana result; but the cause is one over which human

The excise comparison presents a different usual, has no feature of marked importance.

His Majesty continues to enjoy a good state to his most Christian Majesty, has reached Lon.

power had no control, but which is not likely to of bodily health, and has been very composed don. be permanent.

through the last month, but without any dimiThe stamps in the two last quarters, particu nution of his disorder. ENGLAND.

larly the last, afford an excess beyond the cor The Queen intends to proceed to Bath for the responding quarters.

restoration of her health. London, October 20.

The post-office revenue might be expected to The Gazette of the 11th contains an order in The most gratifying mode in which we could fall off, but the diminution is very trifling, and council for the further prorogation of Parlia. commence our polítical compendium, on the the last quarter is higher than either of the ment, from the 3d of November to the 16th of present occasion, is to state the accumulating three preceding quarters.

December, but it is understood will not meet till proofs of the returning prosperity of the coun. The assessed taxes for the three last quar. the end of January. try. Thus, after the storm of five-and-twenty ters exceed the assessed taxes in the three cor Alderman C. Smith has been elected Lord years, the blessings of peace begin to be mani. responding ones ; a result which few, we be- Mayor. An attempt was inade to continue alfested. The following is the financial state- lieve, were prepared to expect.

derman Wood for a third year, by a few factious ment of the last quarter, ending with the 10th The land taxes are more productive in each individuals. The following is the state of the October, and of the corresponding quarter last of the four last quarters than in the four cor. voles :-Mr Alderman Smith, 2,273; Mr Alyear: responding quarters.

derman Aitkins, 1,585 ; Lord Mayor, 827; Mr 1816. 1817. The total of the permanent and annual du. Alderman Goodbehere, 763. CUSTOMS.

ties for the four last quarters exceeds the total The typhus fever seems to be abating in all Consolidated, £.1,499,288 £.4,880,180 of the four preceding quarters, by above parts of Ireland, except Newry, Cork, and DownAnnual duties, 958,510 1,241,770 £.1,260,000, viz.

patrick. lo the first of these places subscriptions War duties,

31
Total of 1816

£40,866,775 have been opened for the establishment of a 1817

42,159,665 fever-hospital. At Downpatrick 100 persons Total customs, 2,457,859 3,121,640

were lying ill ; and in Cork 400. The upper Balance in favour of 1817 £ 1,292,890 classes are said to suffer severely in this last

city. In Dublin there were no cases of fever. Consolidated, 4,937,055 4,025,209 The total consolidated fund for the

Many cases of the most aggravated misery have Annual duties,

98,641 124,684 sa me period is, for 1816, £38,219,757 occurred. War taxes, 1,259,533 720,043 1817,

38,413,543 The grand musical festival at Birmingham has

been more productive this year than on the last Total excise, 6,295,229 8,819,856 Leaving an excess in favour of

celebration. The receipts were £.8,000, being 1817, of

£.- 193,766 | £.1,000 more than on the last occasion.

EXCISE.

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Chronicle.

[October 25, 1817. The intention of cutting a canal from Newe sion-house, London, on the 13th inst. A Maltese portant resolutions should be taken into consicastle to Carlisle is strongly supported by the Dramatic poet applied to the Lord Mayor to get deration on an early day, when, we have no Earl of Lonsdale, Sir James Graham of Edmund , his writings introduced upon the stage. He doubt, the question will be discussed with that Castle, and Mr Curwen ; and the project is like- stated, that he had numbers of dramatic compo. temper and feeling, as to show that all parties ly to be soon carried into execution.

sitions of all kinds, and could translate them into are only seeking the welfare of the community. Mr Longmire, of Whitehaven, who some time every living language except the English, with A few days ago, the Lord Provost and man ago proceeded to Russia with some pitmen, in which he declared bimself wholly unacquaint- gistrates, and several other respectable gentle. order to search for coal in the vicinity of Toola, ed! The Lord Mayor advised him to go to men, visited the jail on the Calion-hill, and the has been dignified with the title of Titulary the managers, to try if they could overcome this lock-up-house in this city, with the order and Counsellor, with the rank of Captain in the difficulty.

arrangements of which they were highly pleased. Army, and has further been allowed the honour Last week, a person who has been recently On Sunday, 12th inst. by order of the Lord able privilege of writing to the Emperor himself, selling American flour in Coventry, was detected Provost, the prisoners (65 in number) were proshould he meet with any serious difficulty in his in the abominable practice of miring a quantity vided by Mr Sibbald, the governor, with a most pursuit. The rank of Captain is rarely attained of burnt Derbyshire stone with his flour 1--An substantial dinner. under 10 or 12 years of actual service. All these information having been laid against him, he Monsieur Biot arrived in this city on Friday circumstances prove how earnestly the Emperor was fined in the mitigated penalty of £.5.

the 10th instant. He returned from the Shet. is bent on accomplishing the important object of Several dreadful murders are related in the land islands by a merchant vessel, and arrived, supplying at least a part of his widely extended newspapers of the last ten days. It is remark- after a speedy voyage, at Leith. In Unst, as no dominions with the prime article of fuel-pit coal. able that such borrors seldom occur singly. proper place could be found for making obser.

Last week, Baron Strandman, a Russian gen There were more prisoners for trial at the Old vations connected with the trigonometrical sur. tleman, with four Russian youths, left this coun Bailey Sessions which terminated last week than vey, the fine instrument belonging to the Board try for Paris. The Baron has resided in this at any preceding session. The number was 476, of Ordnance was therefore removed to the island country four years by order of the Russian Go of which there were-Convicted of capital of.

of Balta, where there were just tents sufficient vernment, in order to acquire, information re fence, 28; felonies, 241 ; manslaughter, 3;

to shelter it and its attendants from the weather. specting the state of this country, in regard to frauds, 4; acquitted, 101-Total tried, 377. The Edinburgh Gas-light company commeneducation and agriculture. His assiduous atten The increase of the number of suicides in ced laying the pipes for lighting the City, upon tion to the objects of his investigation will enable Boston of late is remarkable. According to ac North Bridge street, on Tuesday last. The pipes him to carry home with him the means of ren curate lists in the year 1816, there were 67 in are of cast iron, and three inches in diameter dering the most important services to the Em stances of suicide-30 hanged and 25 shot them. inside. peror; and all true philanthropists must rejoice selves, 3 cut their throats, 6 stabbed themselves, The second Wet-Dock at Leith has been just that the extensive dominions of Alexander may and 6 drowned themselves. Besides these 31 completed : a swivel bridge has been placed enjoy the benefits of instruction and civilization. dead bodies were found in the river, the manner across the entrance from the other Dock, and in The four youths were instructed in the British of whose death is unknown. This year also the place of flood.gates, a vessel of a peculiar consystem of education, and their talents were such, number of suicides is considerable, being 32, be-struction is preparing, which may be sunk or that in five months from their landing in Eng- sides 4 unsuccessful attempts, and 22 dead bodies raised at pleasure in the gate.way. Jand, they were able to conduct the Central found in the river.

The Michaelmas head Court of freeholders of School in the Borough-road, and to pass their

Renfrewshire • as held on the 7th inst. at Renexamination in the most satisfactory manner,

frew. There were 39 new claims for enrollThe following interesting story was related a

SCOTLAND.

ment, of which two were withdrawn, 26 susshort time ago, at the Brighton Bible Meeting,

Edinburgh, October 24. tained, and 11 rejected. hy a stranger, who requested permission to ad. The new buildings at the north-west end of At the Aberdeen Michaelmas head Court on dress the company :-" The child of a drunken the North Bridge advance rapidly. The para- Tuesday, the 14th inst. no less than 27 gentlesailor asked him for bread. Irritated by his re. pet wall in front is taken down, and the inter men were added to the Roll of Freeholders of quest, the dissolute father spurned him from himmediate space having been arched over, the op. Aberdeenshire. with his foot, and the child fell into the sea erations of the workmen are now carried on The annual meeting for the counties of Aber. from the beach. Nothing could be done from with increased facility. It is impossible yet to deen, Forfar, Kincardine, and Banff, commen. the shore, and the child soon disappeared ; estimate fully the effect of the design; but of its ced on Tuesday the 20 Sept. and was attende but the arm of Providence was extended over general expediency, few, we believe, will doubt ; ed by a very numerous and highly respectable him, and by clinging to an oar, or raft, that he at least we wish, and indeed hope, the new Dean assemblage of the nobility and gentry. - The came near, he floated till picked up by a vessel of Guild, by promoting a similar improvement on crowded ordinaries and balls were distinguished then under weigh. The child could only tell the opposite side, will give us an earnest of that by a brilliant display of beauty and fashion. them his name was Jack, but the humanity of zeal and public spirit which have so highly distin. By the list made up from the returns of the the crew led them to take care of him. Poor guished his predecessor, and given him so many Parochial Clergy, and printed along with Lord Jack, as he grew up, was promoted to wait on claims upon the gratitude of his fellow.citizens. Binning's bill for providing Lunatic Asylums in the officers, received instructions easily, was Wednesday se 'ennight the Lord Provost, Ma. Scotland, it appears that there are 3486 lunatics quick, and steady, and served in some actions. gistrates, and Council, appointed Walter Brown, in the kingdom, exclusive of those in 259 paIn the last he obtained so much promotion, that | Esq. baron bailie of Canongate and Calton, and rishes from which no returns have yet been rehe was appointed to the care of the wounded William Sibbald, Esq. admiral of Leith. The ceived.

He observed one with a Bible under appointment of baron bailie of Easter and Wes Several copies of the different parts of the his head, and showed him so much attention, ter Portsburgh was postponed.

scriptures in the Hindostanee, Sanserit, Benga. that the man, when he was near dying, request Professor Fayfair arrived in London from lee, Mahratta, Orissa, and Chinese languages, ed Jack to accept his Bible, which had been the Paris on the 15th instant.

a copy of Colloquies in Bengalee, and a few of means of reclaiming him from the ways of sin. The subject of burgh reform, which at present the circular letters which are printed and circu. By some circumstance, poor Jack recognised his excites so much interest in Scotland, has been lated in India, have been presented by the Rev. father in the penitent sailor !"-Thus far the taken up in this city. Tuesday last, at a meeting Dr Ryland of Bristol, Secretary to the baptist tale excited so much interest, that when the of the Merchant Company, resolutions were pro- missionary society, to the library belonging to the speaker saw the effect it had produced, he, with a posed, expressive of the satisfaction the Com- Students in Divinity, under the Rev. Dr Law. modest bow, added, “ Ladies and Gentlemen,pany felt at the exertions now making to intro son, Selkirk. A very elegant copy of the Ara. I am poor Jack !"

duce into the Scots Burghs a more liberal system bic Bible has also been presented to the same The town of Neustadt, in Holstein, was al. of Town politics of their admiration of the en- library by the Rev. Thomas Brown, Dalkeith. most entirely destroyed on the 28th ult. hy a lightened and constitutional conduct of the Lord The thirteenth annual report of the British dreadful fire. It is stated that very large maga. Advocate, and his Majesty's Privy Council, in and Foreign Bible Society contains the followzines of corn were consumed.

the case of Montrose and the desire of the ing specimen of the contributions in Scotlandic On Friday the 10th inst. the corning house of Company to co-operate with the magistrates and Edinburgh, £.1700; Fife and. Kinross, £.500 ; the gunpowder works at Ore, near Feversham, corporate bodies of Edinburgh, to procure a Ayrshire, £.250 ; Dumfries-shire, £.240; Aberwas blown up, and three men blown to pieces. more liberal and popular set for the City. The deen, £.200; Dundee, £.200; Elginsbire,£. 100

A curious circumstance occurred at the Man- | Company unanimously reşolved, that these im. Clackmananshire, 4.72; Montrose, £.65; Ar

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broath, £.50; Buchan, £.50; Brechin, £.35; | British Linen Co.. £.300 0 0

Alexander Black, Forfar and Strathmore, £.30; Beith Female Commercial Bank, . 500 0 0

surgeon,............ £30.1 0 Society, £ 30 ; &c. The whole contributions Bank of Scotland, 700 0 0

Accountant of Brid. of the year, inclusive of what was returned for

1500 0 0
well,...................

10, 0, 0 Bibles and Testaipents, amount to £.89,230.

Balance last year,
701 13 25 Water duty,...

2. 2. O The thermometer at Moffat, on Tuesday even

Clerk's account of ing the 14th instant, was as low as 27 degrees,

£.9937 10 9
incidents,...........

15.10, 4
and on Wednesday morning at 23 degrees, be This year 884 have resided in the house ; 83 Account of postages 10.11.11
ing nine degrees below the freezing point. The children have been paid for at nurse ; and 914 Stamps used for
oldest inhabitant does not recollect it so low so families and individuals have been regularly sup weekly bilis........ 7w16. 6
early in the season.

plied ; being in all 1881, whereof 99 have died A disabled watchAs a diagnostic of the season, it ought to be in the house.

man

3.10. O recorded, that in Badenoch, several considerable The numbers stood, in July 1805, at 500, Commission from streams tributary to the Spey and Dulnan, be. and have since been yearly increasing : last year Whitsunday 1816 came so shallow during the dry weather in Sept. (1816) they were 1775.

to 1817, three per as to allow of taking from them many baskets Average expense of those maintained, seven cent. on £.17,867, 536, 0.0 of fish, caught by the hand. Some of these fish pounds fifteen shillings each individual per ann. Balance of fine acwere of a large size, and the eldest person in the covering every charge upon the establishment. count, ......... 790. 0. 8 country has no recollection of a similar occur. The debt of the house at this date is £.3400. City Guard,

500 0.0 rence.

17,009, 14. 4 An immense shoal of the species of fish called Edinburgh Police Establishment, for the year Finners, was lately observed in the river Tay, ending at Whitsunday 1817.

£.18,482 v 4.10 and coming in contact with the east protection The receipts have been as follows : viz. wall of the new harbour at Dundee, from 20 to Assessment on £.313,928 ren

BOROUGH REFORM. 30 of them were pursued by people in boats, tal, at ls. 3d. per

Arbroath.--At a meeting of the Incorporaand killed. These animals were of different pound,............ £.19,620.10. 0

tions of Arbroath, on Tuesday the 16th Sept. sizes, the largest being not less than 22 feet From this sum inay

they unanimously came to the resolution of pelong. The blubber upon all of them is very be deducted abate

tioning the Magistrates to admit them and the valuable, and was from 1 to 2 inches in thickness. ments on account of

burgesses to a participation on the right of eleciovercharges, poverty,

ing the Town Council. Receipt and Expenditure of Edinburgh Clurity and irrecoverable ase ,

Aberdeen.-On Saturday the 13th Sept. the Workhouse, from 1st July 1816 to 1st July sessments, which may

adjourned meeting of the burgesses of Aberdeen 1817. By George Spankie, Treasurer. altogether be taken

took place, when several resolutions were enReceipt at seven per cent. on

tered into. Among others, it was resolved to Church collections, £.1892 7 5 | the gross sum........

1373. 8. 9

oppose the bill to be brought into Parliament Boarders in house, 71 4 0 Sum which it is sup

for imposing an assessment on the trade and Ditto in bedlam,

461 7 0
posed the assessment

heritage of the burgh to pay its debis ; that the Paul's Work mortification, 178 6 7 will produce......

. 18,447. 1, 3 Magistrates have no power to grant any alteraGrayfriars church-yard dues, 21 6 3

tion in the set of the burgh ; but that the burCasual revenue, • 49 15 91 The expenditure has been in sa

gesses might, in due time, find it necessary to City of Edinburgh, ·

200 0 0
laries,

apply to the King in Council for such an altera. Five per cent. 1814-15, balance, 1165 4 4 To superintendant, £.500,00

tion in the set as would restore public confidence 1815-16, in part, 2800 0 Poor's money. To clerk.............. 200, 0, 0

among the citizens. 1816-17, ditto, 1000 0 To three lieutenants,

On Wednesday the 24th Sept. the old coun. Mr Shaw's mortification,

10 0
at £.80............... 240, 0, 0

cil, according to custom, proceeded to choose Mr Hallowell's ditto,

15 0
To serjeant-major .. 60. Ovo

their successors : but the majority of those electHouse in Henderson's Stairs,

4 12 6 To.crier of court,...

15-12 0

ed, when summoned to attend for the election Ditto in Forrester's Wynd,

7 2 3 To housekeeper,.....

21. 0. O

of office-bearers, immediately sent in a refusal To Mr Tait, former

to assume office. The old council accordingly £.7876 6 2 judge of police...... 300, 0.0

nominated the office-bearers, which was protest. Royal Bank, . . £.600 0 0 To extra allowances 145.18. 6

ed against by the Convener and Trades CounBank of Scotland, 800 00

1,472..10, 6 cillors, who refused to vote on the occasion. 1400 0 0 For watching......£.7164, 5, 6

Charles Forbes, Esq. of Auchmedden, M.P. was Balance due by the house this year, 661 4 7 For cleaning........ 2776. 2. 2

chosen Provost, but has declined acceptance ; For lighting,........ 3359. 3. 7

and the consequence of these proceedings must £.9937 10 9 For oil, &c. for lan

be the disfranchisement of the burgh.
terns,... ............ 309, lui

Previous to retiring from office, the old coun.
Expenditure.
For coal & candles, 137, 2u 6

cil circulated the following extraordinary declaMaintenance, £.2578 19 11 For printing, sta.

ration ;-" Council Chamber, Aberdeen, Sept. Cloathing, bedding, and furniture, 969 12 04 tionary, &C........... 201, 611 3

19, 1817. Looking to the present calamitous Washing, lighting, and coals, 555 17 24 For rents,............

62.12. 0

situation of the burgh of Aberdeen, the memPetty household charges, 260 14 75 For tradesmen's ac

bers of the Town Council, who have affixed Ditto interest of money, 139 12 5 counts,................ 138.18. 3

their signatures to this paper, cannot allow *Household fees and salaries, 587 5 0 Magistrates of Can

themselves to retire from office, without express. Buildings, repairs, and funerals, 415 14 46

ongate and Ports.

ing their sincere and unqualified regret that their Mr Neilson, kirk treasurer, 75 0 burgh,............... 120, 0, 0

endeavours to lighten and remove the public Pensions to families, &c. 1770 6 0 Representatives of

burdens have failed of that successful result House children at nurse, 264 13 Mr Gloag, due by

which they have so earnestly desired ; and that Temporary supplies, • 118 3 0 former establish

they are compelled to leave the affairs of the ment, ........... 20000

burgh in a state of embarrassment, which, as it £.7735 17 7 Expense of act of

has been a source of much vexation and distress Besides some minor salaries, these are in Parliament, ......... 343.12. 5

to themselves, must still prove one of considercluded in this sum, that paid to the Treasurer, Surveyors of assess.

able difficulty to those who may be destined to £.200 ; Surgeon, £.50; House Governor, £.70; ed taxes............

160.1 0 0

succeed them, unless immediate steps are taken Chaplain, £.63; Teacher, £.20 ; Mistress of the Law expences, 40,13.11

to redeem the credit of the corporation. In house, £.28; Ditto of children's hospital, £.28 ; | Interest charged by

justice to themselves, however, they are desiand Keeper of Bedlam, £.40.

baukers,............
81. 5 3

rous to place upon record their sentiments and

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