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Oliver & Boyd, Printers, Edinburgh.

EDINBURGH MAGAZINE.

No VII.

OCTOBER 1817.

VOL. II.

Contents.

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Observations on Coleridge's Biographia Remarks on the Review of Mr Stewart's Literaria

3 Dissertation in the Quarterly, No Meteorological Phenomena observed in

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57 Argyllshire

18 Vindication of Mr Wordsworth's Letter Letter from Mr Scoresby, jun. to Pro- to Mr Gray on a new edition of Burns' fessor Jameson... 20 Works.

65 Analytical Essays on the Early English Verses by Mr Walter Paterson cawanan. 74 Dramatists, No II.

ma21 Memoir of Rob Roy Macgregor, and Account of Bothwell's Attempt on Holy- some Branches of his Family

macaroan ib. roodhouse in 1591.am

30 The Progress of Learning, a Poem ; by Curious Facts relative to the Abdication

an Oxonian of Queen Mary, communicated by Alarming Increase of Depravity among J. R. Esq.maar S1 Animalsman

82 On the Optical Properties of Mother-of- Character of the Hon. Henry Erskinean 86

pearl, by David Brewster, LL.D. &c. 33 Verses written at Killarney MANGOONaranan 87 Letter to the Lord High Constable from Mr Dinmonta

35 LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC Present State of Animal Magnetism in INTELLIGENCEquunnanna 97 Germany

36 On the Cockney School of Poetry, No I. 38

Works preparing for PUBLICATION. 98 Strictures on an Article in No LVI. of

MONTHLY LIST OF NEW PUBLICA

TIONS the Edinburgh Review, entitled,

macaman 99 “ Present State of West Indian Af.

MONTHLY REGISTER. fairs.” Elegy by the Ettrick Shepherd

47 FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE mwanamum. 102 Medical Report of Edinburghamowa 48

BRITISH CHRONICLEcommernaconmano 107 Account of a Manuscript of Bishop Les

British Revenue.rsonnamora

mananam115 ley's History of Scotland, in the pos- Commercial Report.

mmmmmmml16 session of the Earl of Leven and Mel. Meteorological Report caramanmara

121 ville ; by Thomas M'Crie, D.D. Com- Promotions and Appointments.canvaam...123 municated by Tho. Thomson, Esq...52 | Births, Marriages, and Deaths...........125

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SEVERAL interesting articles intended for insertion in this Number have, owing to the press of matter, been necessarily delayed; and among others, Reviews of Kirkton's Memoirs, Hazlitt's Shakspeare, Stirling Heads, and the Lament of Tasso :—the Case of the Deaf Mute; Prospectus of a Work intended to give a correct View of the State of Education in Scotland, with some Remarks, and a Specimen of the Mode in which the Work will be executed, by the Rev. Andrew Thomson, A.M. Minister of St George's Church, Edins. burgh ; Sketches of Foreign Scenery, &c. They will probably appear in our

In place of a formal Prospectus, we now lay before our Readers the titles of some of the articles which we have either already received, or which are in preparation by our numerous Correspondents, among whom we are happy to announce almost all the distinguished Contributors to the late Edinburgh Monthly Magazine.

A series of Essays on the Pulpit A series of Essays on the Italian Eloquence of Scotland, No I. ; being Theatre, containing numerous Transa parallel between Mr Alison and Dr lations of Compositions that have never Chalmers.

before appeared in English; by the A series of Essays, entitled “ Baro- same Gentleman. niana;" being Disquisitions concerning An Essay on Romance, prefatory to the Origin and Early History of Scots the Lives of the most eminent Troutish Families.

badours. Regular Intelligence from the Sci- An Account of all the great Public entific Circles of Paris, by a distin- Schools in England, Eton, Winchester, guished Member of the Institute. Harrow, Rugby, Christ's Hospital, St

Letter to Walter Scott, Esq. from Paul's, &c.: to be followed by a more Mr William Laidlaw, on an interest- full account than has yet been laid ing Agricultural Subject.

before the Public, of the English Uni. Defence of Drummond of Hawa versities; and the subject to be conthornden, against an attack in Gif- cluded by a series of Essays on Eduford's Life of Ben Jonson.

cation, containing a complete discusOn the Life and Writings of Isaac_sion of the comparative merits of the Walton, and his friend Bishop Ken. English and Scottish Systems.

Strictures on the Latinity of Dr Specimens of Translation from SpanGregory.

ish Poetry, written during the PeninOn the Sports and Games of the sular War. Crimea.

Dialogues over a Punch-bowl, No I. “ Bibliopolo Detectus,” being an II. III. IV. Account of the Tricks, Squabbles, and Historical and Critical Essay on Blue Schemes of Booksellers.

Stockings. Notices of Reprints of curious Old On the Ancient Modes of Interment Books, No 1. Dekker's Gull's Horn and Incremation. Book.

Answer to the Question, The Knight Errants, No I.

the Church of Scotland illiterate ?" Some Account of the Life and Un- On the Latin Poems of Petrarch and published Poems of John Finlay, Bocaccio. Author of the Vale of Ellerslie.

On Marino ·and his Poetry, cona A series of Essays on the Greek sidered in relation with the Writings Drama, containing New Translations of Guarini. both of the Dialogue and Chorusses. On the Infancy and Youth of ShakBy the writer of the Analytical Es- speare. says on the Early English Dramatic Remarks on Dunlop's History of Poets.

Fiction, and an Essay on the Prose A series of Essays on the French Romances. Theatre, by the same Gentleman, and Essays on the Writings of Lope de on a similar plan.

Vega and Calderon, with Specimens.

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