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EDINBURGH MAGAZINE,

LITERARÝ MISCELLANY,

FOR JANUARY 1794.

With a View of the Rumbling Bridge, at Glen-Devon, in the

Parish of Muchart, Kinross-Shire.
This Bridge is flung over a chalm, worn by the River Devon, about 90 feet deep,
very narrow, and horrible to look down; the bottom in many parts is covered
with fragmenis, in others the waters are visible, gushing between the stones with
great violence; the sides in many places project, and alınoft lock in each other,

trees shoot out in various fpois, and contribute to increase the gloom of the gl-n,

while the car is filled with the cawing of Daws, the cooing of Wood Pigeons,

and the imp. tuous noise of the waters.

CONTENTS:

Page

1 Page

Register of the Weather for Jan. 2 Account of the State-Prison of Ko.

Principal Occurrences in 1793, 3 rigstein, in Saxony, - 50

Anecdotes of Honoré D'Urfé, Au- Account of the Enjoyments of the
thor of the Aftrea, - 5 Ancient Anglo-Saxons,

5I

Account of the Life of Dr John Life of Henry Howard, Earl of

Dee,

9 Şurrey,

- - 52

Comments on Sterne, by John Fer. The Prowess and Death of Cap-
rier, M. D.

14 tain Tranchemont, and his brave

Account of the State of the Body Companions; a Tale, - 55

and Mind in Old Age, with

Poetry.

Observations on its Diseases, and Ode for the New Year, -

their Remedies, .. 20 - to Pity,

ib.

Account of Sir Joshua Reynolds, 22 The Goldfinch and Linnet,
Account of the Scailags, or Pre. Sonnet, by Miss Locke, .

dial Slaves, in the Western If Choose for Yourself, - ib.

lands of Scotland, - 27 Description of Spring, ,
Domestic Conveniences of the Sub- A Vow to love faithfully,

tenants in the Western Illes, 28 MONTHLY REGISTER.

Account of the Extraordinary Proceedings of the National Con-

Manner in which the Inhabitants vention of France, - : 65

of St Kilda catch Solan Geese, 29 Intelligence from Sweden, - 72

Account of the Persons, Genius,

from Ruffia, America, West-

and Difpofition, Name, Dress, Indies, and Toulon, - 73

&c. of the Japanese, go from the East Indies, 74

Anecdotes of Hugh Kelly, Esq, 37 His Majesty's Speech to both

Account of the African Termites Houfes of Parliament, .. 75

Bellicosi, a species of Ant, 42 Affairs in Scotland ; trial of John

On Luxury, Idleness, and Industry, 45 Macnab, . . 76

Rerlections on Singularity of Man. Trial of William Skirving, 57

Pers,
48 Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 80

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State of the Barometer in inches and decimals, and of Farenheit's THER

MOMETER in the open air, taken in the morning before sun-rise, and at noon; and the quantity of rain-water fallen, in inches and decimals, from Jan. Ist to 30th 1794, within one mile of the Castle of Edinburgh.

Thermom. Barom. Rain. Weather. 1794. M.

299.5

Clear

Ditzu 29.95

Ditto 29.35

Ditro 29.86

Ditto 29.975

Ditto 29.975

Ditto 29.94

Ditto 29.9

0.08 Rain 29.875

Clear 29.9

Ditto 29.575

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Ditto 29.75

Ditto 30.025

Ditto 29.96

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Ditto 30.075

Ditto 29.35

Snow 29.35

Ditto 28.6

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EDINBURGH MAGAZINE,

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LITERARY MISCELLANY,

FOR JANUARY 1794.
With a View of the RUMBLING BRIDGE at Glen-Devon.

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15. The National Convention de. Feb. i. In the National Convencreed that Louis Capet was guilty of tion it was decreed, that the French a conspiracy against the Liberty of nation is at war with the King of the Nation, and of attempts against England and the Stadtholder of Hol. the Safety of the State-'The Con- land. vention, after fitting thirty-fix hours, 3. M. Marat, who came to Lonvoted that death be inflicted on Lou, don to negociate with Ministry after is Capet. The votes were--for death, Chauvelin set off, received orders to

366-for detention or baniihment, quit the kingdom. He obtained no - 319—for imprisonment, 2.

interview with Ministers. 19. An investigation of the votes 4. James Smith, gunsmith in Glasagainst Louis took place, when there gow, outlawed by the High Court appeared a majority of 27 votes de- of Justiciary for not appearing to cidedly for death over all the other stand trial for writing a feditious ad. species of voters.--After which 310 vertisement.-An embargo laid on voted for delaying the execution of all vessels in British ports belonging the fentence--348 against delay to France.

20. A person named Paris, one of 6. A deputation of Dutch Patrithe King's late Body Guards, fab- ots in Paris thanked the Convention bed Pelletier in a Coffeehouse, for for declaring war againit the Stadhaving voted the death of Louis. tholder.

21. Louis executed, and his body 11. Proclamation issued to make interred in the burying ground of La reprisals against France. The ConMadaliene; aged 39 years. vention between Great Britain and

24. Mons. Chauvelin received of- Spain relative to Noorka Sound signficial orders to depart from Britain ed at London. ---Sir James Eyre ap. before the ift of February.

pointed Chief Justice of the Court of 25. Lord Auckland presented a Common Pleas. Declaration to the States General 12. Sir Archibald Macdonald ap. relative to the correspondence be- pointed Chief Baron of the Court of tween Lord Grenville and M. Chau. Exchequer. velin, and the sentiments entertained 13. Sir John Scot appointed Atby Britain towards France --Mons. torney General, and John Mitford, Chauvelin, French ambassador, left Elg. Solicitor General. London for Paris.

15. The 'Tron Church of Glasgow 27. A French Squadron bombard- burnt down. ed the city of Cagliari.

19. Thomas Dowling, a witness 28. The King fent a message to on Captain Kimber's trial, found guilthe House of Commons, intimating, ty of perjury. that from the proceedings of France, 26. Thomas Devereux, a witness it was necessary to increase the for- on Captain Kimber's trial, tried for ces of this kingdom.---The. High perjury and acquitted. The States Court of Justiciary outlawed James General of the United Provinces ifThomson Callender, accused of pub- sued a Manifesto, in which they inlishing, “ The Political Progress of serted a Proclamation circulated by Great Britain," &c.

General Dumourier, and refuted his 31. Lord George Gordon's term charges against the Stadtholder. of imprisonment expired; but not 21. Ali French Atrangers ordered being able to find proper security, he to quit Rotterdam. was remanded to Newgate.Paris, 24. Breda surrendered to Dumou. the aflallin of Pelletier, being seized rier. at Forges les Eux, blew out his 25. The first embarkation of Guards brains.

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