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At Leith Mount, the lady of John Mackenzie, 7. At Dalry-house, Edinburgh, James Douglas, Esq. merchant, Leith, a son.

Esq. of Carers, to Emma, daughter of the late Sir 16. Mrs Henry Wood, Great King-street, Edin David Carnegie of Southesk, Bart. burgh, a son.

11. At Irvine, Stewart Murray Fullarton, Esq. At Buccleuch-place, Edinburgh, Mrs Folliott of Fullarton, to Isabella Buchanan, only daughter Baugh, a son.

of the late James Muir, Esq. surgeon in Glasgow, 17. At Brickfield, Mrs Wishart, Heriot-row, At Aberdeen, Alexander Bell, Esq. Berwick, Edinburgh, a daughter.

to Mary, only daughter of John Ross, Esq. - At her house, York-place, London, the lady - At Leith, Mr Robert Laidlaw, to Margaret, of Joseph Hume, Esq. M.P. a son.

eldest daughter of Mr John Duff, Logiealmond. 18. At Dunnikeir-house, the lady of Lieutenant 12. In Cochran-street of Glasgow, John BurnGeneral Sir John Oswald of Dunnikeir, K. C. B. side, Esq. Milburn-house, Lanarkshire, to Mary,

youngest daughter of the late Mr John Macarthur At Melville-place, Stirling, Mrs Birch, a of Glasgow. daughter.

At Westerhall, Major Weyland, 16th LanAt Cullan-house, the lady of Colonel Grant cers, to Lady Johnstone, widow of the late Sir of Grant, M.P. a son.

John Lowther Johnstone, Bart. of Westerhall, in 19. At Edmonstone-house, Mrs Wauchope of the county of Dumfries. Edmonstone, a daughter.

At Edinburgh, James Clark, M.D. to Barbara, - At Aberdeen, the lady of Dr Ogilvie, a son. only daughter of the late Rev. John Stephen, 20. At Manchester, the lady of Dr Hardie, a son. LL.D. rector of Christ Church, New Providence, 22. The Countess Delawarr, a son.

Bahama Islands. In George's-square, Edinburgh, the lady of - At Lochbuy-house, island of Mull, John GreCaptain Cubitt, a son.

gorson, Esq. of Ardtorinish, to Mary, daughter of 23. Thełady of Capt. Mackay, 71st Regt. a son. the deceased Murdoch MacLaine, Esq. of Lochbuy. - At Yester, the Marchioness of Tweeddale, a 15. At Edinburgh, Mr Robert Kemp, Castledaughter.

street, to Miss Margaret Dickinson. At Milrig, Mrs Gordon of Milrig, a son.

18. At Perth, Glas Sandeman, Esq. younger of 26. At Edinburgh, Mrs Lockhart, Albany-street, Springland, to Margaret, daughter of Dr Stewart Edinburgh, a daughter.

of Bonskeid. 27. Mrs C. Campbell, Young-street, Edinburgh, 19. At Bernice, Lieutenant Archibald M‘Tavish, a daughter.

H. P. 3d West India regiment, to Margaret, daugh28. "At_Graham-street, Edinburgh, the lady of ter of the late Donald Fletcher, Esq. Captain David Campbell, a son.

At Galashiels, Mr John Waldie, saddler in 30. At Gogar-house, the lady of James L'Amy, Kelso, to Miss Christian Jeffrey, eldest daughter of Esq. advocate, a daughter.

Mr George Jeffrey, New Kelso, Ross-shire. Oct. 1. At Edinburgh, Mrs Greig of Hallgreig, a At Edinburgh, Captain w. Cunningham

Dalyell, royal navy, fifth son of the late Sir Robt. 3. Mrs Thomas Megget, Drummond-place, Edin Dalyell, Bart. of Binns, to Maria, youngest daugh, burgh, a daughter.

ter of A. T. Sampayo, Esq. of Peterboro'-house, Lately–At Ballygiblin, Ireland, the lady of Middlesex. William W. Beecher, Esq. M. P. (Miss O'Neil), a - At Edinburgh, James Brown, Esq. of London, The child only lived till next day.

to Miss Sarah Hamilton, eldest daughter of the late At Dover, the lady of Captain Scott, royal ar John Hamilton, Esq. of Polmont Bank. tillery, a son.

20. At the manse of Crail, Charles Nairne, Esq. W.S. to Amelia Forbes, eldest daughter of the Rev. Andrew Bell of Kilnduncan, minister of Crail.

23. At St Paul's chapel, John Turner, Esq. of MARRIAGES.

Turner Hall, to Elizabeth Helen, youngest daugh

ter of the deceased Captain William Urquhart, Feb. 2. At Bengal, Lieutenant-General Hogg, to

30th regiment. Mary Ann, widow of Major Burton, and eldest At Eglingham, William Hay, Esq. of Hopes, daughter of Dr John Borthwick Gilchrist, protes East Lothian, to Frances Ann, third daughter of sor of oriental languages, College of Fort William, the late Robert Ogle, Esq. of Eglingham, Northin the East Indies.

umberland. Aug. 22. At Hartfield house, James Macdonald, 25. At Dumfries, John Lizars, Esq. surgeon, Esq. of Balranald and younger of Lynedale, to Jane, Edinburgh, to Sarah Fleming M'Craken, daughter third daughter of the deceased Captain Mackenzie of the late William M'Craken, Esq. of Lochvale, of Hartfield.

Dumfries. 23. At La Columbriere, Jersey, Major William - At Carnwath, the Rev. William Goldie, CrawMackay, 68th light infantry, to Margaret, only fordjohn, to Anue, youngest daughter of the late child of Captain Robert Mackay of Hedgefield. Mr Middleton of Libberton.

At Dalvey, Charles Gordon, Esq. of Forres, 27. At Glasgow, Niel M‘Lachlan, Esq. Castleto Christina, second daughter of Norman Macleod, ton, Argyllshire, to Flora, daughter of Mr John Esq. of Drynoch.

M.Laine, Lochgilphead, and niece of the late 24. In the Collegiate Church of Ripon, Charles Donald M.Laine, Esq. wine-merchant, Leith Walk,

ey, Esq. to Miss Waddilove, eldest daughter of Edinburgh. the Very Rev. the Dean of Ripon.

Lately --At Paris, Earl Poulett, to Charlotte, 29. At the manse of Lumphanan, Harry La daughter of the Hon. Mrs Portman, and niece of mond, Esq. of Pitmurchie, to Margaret, youngest Lord Dormer. daughter of the Rev. William Shand, Lumphanan.

31. At Kenton, Devonshire, Michael Francis, second son of David Gordon, Esq. of Dulwich Hill, Surrey, and Abergeldie, to Caroline, fifth daughter of the Rev. John Swete, of Oxton House. Sept. 4. At Edinburgh, James Austin, Esq. M.D.

DEATHS. of the island of Barbadoes, to Elizabeth Mary, only daughter of the late William Pierce, Esq. of Jamaica.

April 12. At Calcutta, in the 27th ycar of his At London, Rear-Admiral Sir Charles Ogle age, Lieutenant James Steuart, of the royal navy, of Worthy, Bart. to Letitia, daughter of Sir William son of David Steuart, Esq. late Lord Provost of Burroughs, Bart.

Edinburgh. This gallant and estimable young man, - At Linlithgow, James Tod, Esq. merchant in after serving as an officer on board his Majesty's Borrowstounness, to Henrietta, eldest daughter of ships Weasle and Tremendous, with much reputaAlexander Napier, Esq. merchar in Linlithgow.

tion, finished his career in the royal navy, as one 5. At St Margaret's Hill, the Rev. Robert Bal of the lieutenants of the Hebrus frigate, Captain four Graham, minister of Stenton, to Christina Palmer, sharing in the concluding triumphs of the Wilson, second daughter of the Rev. Archibald British navy at the memorable and bloody battle Lawrie, D.D. of Hillhouse, minister of Loudown, of Algiers. Placed upon half-pay, he repaired to

- At Leyton, Essex, Thomas Flower Ellis, jun. the East Indies in search of employment, in the Esq. A.B. Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, Company's service, and had just obtained

the comto Susan, only daughter of the late John M.Tag mand of the Exmouth, country ship, of 690 tons, gart, Esq. of Ardwal.

when he was suddenly cut off from his family and

fair expectations of his friends by an attack of spas men had seen more service, or have displayed more modic cholera, after a short illness of twelve hours. talent.

28. At Wurnoo Tank, in Wagur, Captain James 12. At 2, Howard-place, Edinburgh, Thomas, Macmurdo, the Honourable East India Company's the son of William Auld, Esq. Resident at Cutch.

At Leith, Mrs Jean Comb, spouse of Mr May 21. On his passage from the island of Cey Thomas Barker, brewer there. lon to his native land, Captain John Ritchie, of - At Ding wall, John Simson, Esq. writer there. the 73d regiment, eldest son of Mr James Ritchie, 13. Mr Robert Blair, late assistant-surgeon in Rhynd.

the Honourable East India Company's service, Aug. 25, At Stirling, Lieutenant W. I. Devon Bengal establishment, eldest son of the late Mr shire, royal navy; and also, at the same place, on Francis Blair. the 1st September, Captain Thomas Wingate, his - At Pentland, Mr John Allan, farmer there. brother-in-law.

- At Perth, Mr Alexander Porteous, merchant 26. At Clova, Lady Niven Lumsden of Auchin there, in the 78th year of his age. doir.

14. At Dover, Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Alexander 27. At Montague-square, London, Francis Gray Allan, Bart. of Baker-street, Portman-square, LonPaterson, only son of Captain John Paterson, of don, aged 56, one of the directors of the East India the Hon. East India Company's service.

Company, and late member of parliament for Ber. - At Glendaruel house, Mrs Campbell of Glen wick-upon-Tweed. daruel.

- At his house, No 2, Prince's-street, Edinburgh, 28. At Edinburgh, aged 37, of a fall from his Mr Duncan Robertson, perfumer. horse, Mr Mungo Paton, Main Point.

15. At Kilmarnock, Mrs Hamilton, wife of the 30. At his house in Duke-street, Edinburgh, Rev. Andrew Hamilton. Mr Thomas Morison, builder.

- At Edinburgh, Mrs Mary Cameron, wife of At Green-street, Enfield Highway, Middlesex, Mr Archibald Fletcher, writer. Mrs Mary Ann Burgess, wife of John Keir, Esq.; - At Linlithgow, Maria, eldest daughter of the and same day, John William, their infant son. Rev. David Watson, Linlithgow, aged 20.

31. At Killin, Perthshire, the Rev. Dr Bushby, At Campbelton, aged 86, and the 57th of his Dean of Rochester. He was travelling with his ministry, the Rev. Dr George Robertson, one of friend, Dr Thackery, Provost of King's College, the ministers of the Collegiate Church there. Cambridge, and died after three days' illness.

16. At Woodside, Mrs Russell of Woodside. At Kentish Town, Major Edward Watkins, 17. At Whim, John Henderson, student. of his Majesty's 65th regiment, of a fever contract. At his house, Buccleuch-place, Mr George ed in the late severe and harassing campaigu a Watson, jeweller. gainst the Mahrattas.

- At Manse of Rathven, Mrs Masson, wife of Sept. 1. At Edinburgh, Robert Buchanan, Esq. J. Masson, Esq. S.S.C. Edinburgh. late of the Stock Exchange, London.

- Mrs Margaret Wilson, wife of John Hay, · 4. At Port-Glasgow, John Dunlop, Esq. collect writer, Edinburgh. or of the custonis there.

- At Ashintully, William Rutherford, Esq. of 5. At Muirfield-house, Major Spencer Cochrane. Ashintully.

- At Paisley, after a short illness, Hugh Thom 18. At Bath, the Hon. Mrs Sotheby. son, Esq. a gentleman of piety and benevolence, - At Cheltenham, John Haig, Esq. merchant in and characterized by Christian meekness and hu London. mility. Among other bequests he has left L.1000 - At Brunsfield, Lieutenant Robert Horsman, for public benevolent purposes, viz. : To the Bri Scott, 1st regiment, or Royal Scots. tish and Foreign Bible Society, L.200; to the Lon 19. At Plymouth, R. A. Nelson, Esq. Secretary don Missionary Society, L.200; to Hutcheson's of the Naval Board, brother to the immortal Nelcharity school, Paisley. L.200; to the Paisley Sabbath School Society, L.200; and to the Paisley 20. At Edinburgh, in the 24th year of his age, Dispensary and House of Recovery, L.200.

Patrick Lyon, M.D. youngest son of the late Hugh 6. At Baylis, near Windsor, in her 70th year, the Lyon, Esq. of Wester Ogil, captain of artillery, in Dowager Marchioness of Thomond. Her ladyship the service of the honourable East India Company. was the niece of the late celebrated Sir Joshua 22. At Musselburgh, Mr Archibald Hope TayReynolds.

lor, merchant, Leith, youngest son of the late Mr - At his house in St James's Place, London, Taylor, rector of the grammar-school, Musselaged 85, Jaines Ferguson of Pitfour, Esq. M.P. for burgh. Aberdeenshire.

23. At Edinburgh, Mr James Simpson, stationer, - At Ward End House, Birmingham, Thomas Royal Exchange. Astbury, Esq. much and deservedly regretted. 24. At Portobello, the Right Hon. Alexr. Lord

7. At Garscube House, Mrs Anne Campbell, wi Elibank. dow of the late Francis Sitwell, Esq. of Barmoor. - At her house in Gayfield-square, Mrs Marjory

8. At Stevenson, Ayrshire, after two days' ill Smith, in the 85th year of her age. ness, the Rev. Thomas Blair, late minister of the 25. At Edinburgh, Sarah Ann Milne, daughter gospel, Cairneyhill.

of the late Mr John Milne, Mill of Stonehaven. In George-square, Mrs Elizabeth Ponton, wife Lately-At Bath, Fletcher Paris, Esq. He has of Mr Archibald Campbell, brewer.

bequeathed L10,000, and a field, for the purpose - At London, aged 39, Mr Rae, late of Drury of erecting thirty cottages, for the residence (with lane Theatre.

endowments) of the widows or daughters of ten 9. At Plymouth, Samuel Hood Linzee, Esq. Vice poor clergymen, of ten reduced professional men, Admiral of the Blue. He fell from his horse in a and of ten decayed merchants. fit of apoplexy on Thursday afternoon, and never - At his house, Woodcot, in the county of Hadspoke afterwards.

dington, George Home Falconer, Esq. captain of - At Harrogate, Mrs Dundas, St Andrew-square, the 2d dragoons (Scots Greys). Edinburgh.

- At Twyford Lodge, Sussex, Lady Sewell, wiAt Greenlaw Manse, the Rev. James Luke, dow of the Right Hon. Sir Thoinas Sewell, for

At Glenearn Cottage, Elizabeth Margaret, merly Master of the Rolls, and one of his Majesty's second daughter of Charles Husband, Esq. of Glen most honourable Privy Council.

At the island of Ceylon, Captain George 10. At his house in Upper Baker-street, London, Rivers Maltby, of the 16th foot. His death was Alexander Ross of Cromarty, Esq.

occasioned by his horse running away with him; 11. At Swinton-house, John Swinton, Esq. of the animal in his course passing under a tree, a Swinton,

hough of which came in contact with Mr Maltby's At Hampstead, Helen, the infant daughter head, and unfortunately killed him on the spot. of John Spottiswoode, Esq. of Spottiswoode.

In Hamilton-place, London, the Countess of At Cheltenham, Rear-Admiral Sir Home Shannon, shortly after the birth of her 13th child. Popham, K.C.B. &c. He had but recently return At the Church House, Leatherhead, the Hon. ed from his command on the Jamaica station, Charlotte Beauclerk, fourth daughter of the late where he lost his daughter and his health. Few Lord Henry Beauclerk.



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Benet College, Cambridge, 25th October, 1820. DEAR MR NORTH, Why does not the Ensign come up to Cambridge, as he promised ? I have been looking for hirn, in his under-graduate's gown, about the middle of every term these two years. However, I see he still keeps his name on the College boards, so there are some hopes of him yet. I am confident he would turn out a wrangler-among the first ten, for a dozen. He is already as well trained as most freshmen. He measures distances to a nicety ; describes a circle (or, as he would call it in his unmathematical way, a ring) to admiration; and for squaring, and bringing out the fluent, he is, I verily believe, unrivalled. Here is food for his fancy, in all her forms and figures; and mathematics would, I am confident, give the last finishing touch to him. A mathematician is never knocked down but he can tell the reason, which is more than the primest swell at the Castle-Tavern can say at all times. If he knows the force and direction of the blow, which a man of quick parts and feeling can always discover, he can calculate how long he will be in tumbling from a stage twenty feet high, which is a great satisfaction, besides being a great help in coming to time. And should his neck, by any awkward accident, be dislocated, he is perfectly acquainted with the law by which said accident befell him.

We are rather flat here at present, but I enclose you a squiblet, which was written when Sir J. E. Smith, that knight of the gillyflower, made his grand eharge on our Botanical Chair.



A Botany Bay Eclogue.

O GALLANT Sir James is come out of the North,
Through all that wild region his fame had gone forth;
Yet, save the Vice-Chancellor, friend he had none;
He came all unask'd, and he came all alone.
So daring in heart, and so dauntless in pith,
There ne'er was Professor like President Smith.
He staid not for frown, and he stopp'd not for groan;
He put in his clamour where claim he had none;
But e'er he arriv'd at a Lecturer's state,

The tutors conspir'd-and the lectures came late..
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For a churchman, God wot! and a botanist too,
Was to sit in the chair that Sir James had in view.
In a rage, then, he stalk'd into College and Hall,
Among Bedmakers, Bachelors, Doctors, and all ;
Then spoke Mr Marsh in a civilish way,
(For some of the Tutors had little to say),

O come ye in peace here, or come ye in war,
Or to dine with the Fellows, or-what come ye for?"
“ I long wish'd to lecture, my suit you denied,
I know you'd have lik’d them, if once you had tried ;
And now am I come with this Pamphlet of mine,
To try a last measure—then leave you to pine ;
There are students in London more civil by far,
That would gladly have welcom'd so brilliant a star.”
Sir James shew'd his Pamphlet, and Monk read it through ;
He gulp'd the hard bits, but he saw 'twould not do;
He look'd down to laugh, and pretended to sigh,
With a smile on his lip, and a sneer in his eye.
Then down comes the rogue with an “ Answer” forthwith-
“ This is dealing hard measure !” says President Smith.
So stately the tone, and so lovely the print,
Even Freshmen conceiv'd there must something be in't.
While Socinians did fret, and Professors did clap,
And Webb tore the tassel that deck'd his new cap;
And Reviewers did whisper, “ 'Twere better by far
To have match'd your brave Knight in some gooseberry war."
A hint such as this had just rung in his ear,
When he reached the stage-coach,t and the coachman stood near ;
So light to the box that tight coachman he sprung,
So snugly the reins o'er the dickey were flung-
We are off! we are off! over bank and o'er hill,
Your Pamphlet may follow,” cried James, " if it will.”
There is quizzing ʼmong wags of the Trinity clan :
King's, Queen's men, and Johnians, they all laugh that can ;
There is joking and smoking in Norwich citiè,
But the lost Knight of Botany ne'er do we see,
-So daring in heart, and so dauntless in pith :

Was there e'er such a callant as President Smith ?

poor Litchfield the Fruiterer. You little knew, Mr North, the sweets of his delightful shop, or your Magazine would long since have resounded with “ Luctus" far more lugubrious than those which you have so eloquently poured over the defunct Sir Daniel. Litchfield's fate was worse than death. He was smashed to a jelly by the tutors for what is elegantly termed, “ helping a lame dog over a stile," a most charitable act! The following “ Coronach was sung before his door on the night of his transformation by a chorus of young men and maids, dressed in full mourning, with garlands on their heads.


He is gone

from the counter ; He is gone from the store-chest, Like his brother's prime fount, ere

Our need was the sorest.

The fount, re-ap pearing,

From the rain-drops shall borrow,
But to us comes no cheering,

To Litchfield no morrow !

* This luminary is not a fixed star, but a comet having taken “ a free and lofty range in the world at large.' Vid. his Pamphlet.

+ The cheap-and-nasty.

# This water-spout left off playing, one fine morning, and began, I suppose, to work, - under ground.

The hand of the suitor

Firm foot on the causeway, Takes the girl that is fairest,

Sage council within-door, But the voice of the tutor

Tight hand at a nosegay, * Damns sweetmeats the rarest ;

How dark is thy windor ! Each gownsman will pop in

Like Gogt from the mountain, The shop that is nearest,

Like the scraps on the river, But they sent Jack a trotting,

Like the bubble on Ned'sg fountain, When ices were dearest.

Thou art gone, and for ever! Wishing health to our circle of acquaintance in the Square,

Dear North,

Your's ad infinitum,

I am,


* This stave was given out by a maiden from the Land of Cockaigne, whose name is Miss Georgiana Matilda Hunt.

+ The Giants, Gog and Magog, formerly lived on two hills in the neighbourhood, (which still retain those denominations) each under the shade of an oak tree. They are not dwelling there at present, and the only memorial of their local habitation is the name, and some agates found there, about six inches in diameter, which Dr Clarke, with great plausibility, conjectures to have been worn by them as jewels to their thumb-rings.

I don't quite understand this wipe.

Ned will perhaps say to me, in the words of mine hostess, (for Ned sucks the sweets of literature) “ which bubble, which bubble, thou knave, thou ?” Why, sweet Ned, the whole was a bubble.


On my passing through the Hague, with a vacuum, occasioned by the tail in the autumn of last year, I took oc of an Aurora Borealis, and a pressure casion to pay a visit to the famous from the surrounding element, the Professor Heidelbergus, in order to Doctor was whisked completely out present him with an account of the of the atmosphere. Here he was taken observations made in the late voyage in the eddy of a furious vortex, and to the Arctic Regions. I found him whirled with inconceivable swiftness, mighty busily employed in his study, in a spiral direction, towards the lunar arranging a huge pile of papers, maps, regions. He laments extremely, that and instruments, from which he seem from the informal manner in which he ed very unwilling to be disturbed.

was tost about, being sometimes himself Pretty discoveries, indeed, said the uppermost, and sometimes his balloon, Doctor, for an inhabitant of this globe; he was precluded from making any but had they possessed the advantage observations in his flight; but he conof a lunar view of these continents, we soles himself by supposing that, as should see a very different account of the moon was then at the full

, these them. I scarcely knew which way atoms were proceeding outwards to to look, at this observation, when the form some new planet, which he will Doctor, perceiving my confusion, de- have the satisfaction to give the first sired me to listen to him without notice of. scepticism, and he would communi. Here I requested to know how he cate a portion of the wonders which

came to sustain respiration in such he had seen in that delightful planet; dreary parts, which we are taught to with a full relation of which he pro- believe are quite a void. Heidelberg posed shortly to favour the world. said that, so far from there being a

In his last aeronautic excursion, he void outside our atmosphere, he was inadvertently set off with too much alm

choked with the pressure

nd inflammable air, and was carried to a commotion of the circumambient eleprodigious height, before he could ment; but he begged me not to ina possibly throw a single Number of terrupt his relation any more, whero your Magazine out; where, meeting the accidents seemed to me unac


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