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THE

SCOTS M A GAZINE,

AND

EDINBURGH

LITERARY MISCELLANY:

BEING

A General Repository

OF

LITERATURE, HISTORY, AND POLITICS,

FOR 1813.

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PRINTED FOR ARCHIBALD CONSTABLE AND COMPANY,

By J. Ruthven & Sons,

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THE

CONTENTS:

Page

Register of the Weather for January... 2

POETRY.

High Water at Leith for February...... ib.

Lines to a French Officer............. 56

Dexription of Fordel House........... 3

The Annandale Mourner.....

ib.

Accounts of the Mode of transplanting

PROCEEDINGS OF PARLIAMENT.

Fruit Trees, and of preserving Fruit, ib. House of Lords.........................

57

Proceedings of the Edinburgh Institute 5

House of Commons.....

ib.

Monthly Memoranda in Nat. History, 7

Population of Wales from 1700 to 1811 8

HISTORICAL AFFAIRS.

Critical Sketches of living Poetical Cha.

AMERICAN WAR--President's Message

racters in Edinburgh......

9 to Congress, and Correspondence re-

Abstract of the Report of the Highland

lative to Peace........

69

Society, on the Means of introducing

Invasion of Canada........

62

an Uniformity of Weights and Mea-

NORTHERN WAR-I'rench accounts... ib.

sures,.......

10

-Russian accounts....

65

Memorial respecting the present State

FRANCE-Bonaparte's return to Paris,

of the Edinburgh Charity Work-

and Decree for raising 350,000 more

house, with a view of its Funds..... 16

Soldiers........

67

Account of a Widows' Fund established

SPAIN and PORTUGAL--Lord Welling-

by Ship-masters in Leith.....

23

ton's Journey to Cadiz......... ib.

View of the Principles of Pantomime.

- State of the British Army..

68

From the French.....

26

NAVAL INTELLIGENCE--Capture of

Account of the Mode of manufacturing

the Macedonian Frigate....

ib.

Salt from Sea-Sand, or Slcech........ 29 -Capture and re-capture of the Frolic

Roman Rouds through Dumfries-shire. 31

Sloop of War...

69

Particulars of the Case of Ann Moore,

Loss of the Alban Cutter........... 70

called the Fasting Woman of Tut-

DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE-Trials at

buty,........

32

York' for Marder and Rioting....... ib.

Account of the Inhabitants and State

_Trial of the Marquis of Stiga-Trial

of Society in Bombay

38

for Crim. Con. Extraordinary 'Trial, 71

Proceedings of the Highland Society of

-Pavinent of Otlicers' Widows' Pen-

Scotland...

42

sions .......

72

IRELAND-Caurt of Common Pieas... ib.

SCOTTISH REVIEW.

Rukeby; a Poem. By H'ulter Scott,

SCOTTISH CHRONICLE.

Esq..........

46 Presbytery of Edinunrgh--llepiune, v.

the Kirk-Session or Canongate......... 73

New Works published in Edinburgh... 51 High Court of Justiciary.

75

Literary Intelligence.....

ib. Appointments--Births

76

Memoirs of the Progress of Manufac Marriages...

tures, Chemistry, Science, and the Deaths......

78

fine Arts.......

53 Stocks and Markes.

STATE

....

Days.

Even.

M.

W.

1813.

STATE OF THE BAROMETER, &c. High Water at Leith for From Dec. 26th 1812, to Jan. 25th 1813,

February 1813.

Morn. in the vicinity of Edinburgh.

H. M. H. M. 1

2 23 2 43 Tu. 2 3 3 3 24

3 3 43 2 1812. Barom.)Thermom. Rain. Weather Th.

Th. 4 4 23 4' 43 De..

M. N.
I. P.

Fr. 5 5 4 5 25 26 30.6 34 38

Cloudy

Sa. 6 5 48 6 11 27 30.5 32 35

Su.

7 6 36 7 2 28 30.25 | 44 | 45 0.1 Rain

M. 8 7 92 8 5 29 30,1 45 47

Cloudy

Tu. 9 8 42 9 24 30 30.05 44 47

Clear

W. 10/10 710 48 31 | 29.7 46 49

Th. 11|11 29 Jan. 1 29.85 34 42

Fr. 12 0 5 0 33 2 30. 37 | 45

Sa. 13 1 0 1 25 3 30.25 | 36 43 0.02 Showers

Su. 14 1 47 2 8 4 30,2 4247

Clear

M. 15 2 26 2 42 5 29.9 42 46 0.03 Showers

Tu. 16 3 0 3 16 6 29.5 49 50 0.25 Rain

W. 17 3 32 3 48 7 29.91 36 42

Clear

Th. 18 4 5 4 21 8 29.35 | 39 | 40 0.01 Showers

Fr. 19 4 36 4 51 9 29.66 35 36 0.02

Sa. 20 5 7 5 23 10 30. 32 40

Clear

Su. 21 5 40 5 58 11 | 29.71 36 41 0.31 Rain

M. 22 6 17 6 37 12 29.85 32 40

Clear
Tu. 23

7 2 7 31 1329.65 | 33 | 42

W. 24 8 6 8 48 14 29.91 35 88

0.18 Snow

Th.' 25 9 32 10 17 15) 29.9 84 39

Fr. 26 10 57 11 32 16 29.9 33 40 0.04 Rain

Sa. 27

0 17 30.15 36 41

Clear

Su. 28 0 31 0 57
18 30.05| 40 | 45 0.02 Showers
19 30.2 38 39 0.38 Snow
20 | 30.4 30 40

Clear
21 | 30.45 | 32 39
22 30.6
28 85

MOON'S PHASES
23 $0.5 32 | 39

For FEBRUARY 1813, 24 30.49 3340

Apparent time at Edinburgh,

D. H. M.
25 30.56 24 | 34

New Moon 1. 8 37 morn.
First Quart. 8. 6 4 morn.

Full Moon 15. 8 45 morn. Quantity of Rain,............1.36

Last Quart. 23. 9 45 morn,

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THE

Scots Magazine,

AND

EDINBURGH LITERARY MISCELLANY,

For J A N U AR Y 1813.

Description of FORDEL HOUSE, to be of a size sufficient to admit of FORDEL, House is the Seat of Sir the roots being spread out at full

John Henderson, Bart.; a Gen. length, with two feet additional, for tleman well known by his extensive encouraging the growth of new roots. property, and political influence. It If the trees are to be planted in boris situated in the western part of the ders which have been previously occounty of Fife, a few miles to the cupied by other trees, the soil should, north of Inverkeithing, and to the if possible, be renewed; but if that west of Dunfermline. A large pro. cannot be accomplished, as was the portion of the coal, which is so abun. case at Pinkie, a carl-load, at least, dant in this district, is found within of fresh, good soil, from some old pasthe limits of Sir John Henderson's ture, or ground that has not been in property, and it makes a very import- cultivation, (loam, if gond, is to be ant addition to the family estate.

preferred,) with a quantity of wellrotted dung, should be allowed to each tree, mixing the whole well with the

old soil. Accounts of the Mode of transplanting In transplanting large wall trees,

Fruit Trees, and preserving Fruit. begin with drawing a semicircle,.of Fron Memoirs of the Caledanian Horticul.

extent according to the size of the tural Society. No. II.

tree : should the branches cover from.

150 to 250 square feet of a wall, On transplanting large Fruit Trees, it may be eight fcet in circumference, whether Wall Trees, Espaliers, or measuring from the trunk of the tree Standards.

each way. Dig a trench round the seBy Mr JAMES STEWART, Gardener to Sir

micircle three feet wide, and six inch

es below the roots : be careful in preJohn HOPE, Bart. Pinkie. (Read Sept. 3. 1811.)

serving the whole, and work out the

earth from amongst them with a blunt T!

HE first thing claiming atten- three-pronged fork, throwing out the

tion, is to prepare proper pits for loose mould with the spade. Proceed lie reception of the trees. They ought thus till you have got fully under the

tree.

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