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Nov. 1. At Shrub-place, Leith Walk, Mrs Gutz massacres of the revolution, he hazarded his own mer, senior, wite of Henry Gutzmer, Esq.,

life to save theirs. He was, nevertheless, accused - At Inverness, in the 87th year of his age, of being connected with the horrible crimes of the Alexander Robertson, Esq. late Collector of Ex year 3. The arrest and destruction of Robespierre cise.

were owing to him. Tallien inarried Madame de 2. At Edinburgh, Mr Alexander M‘Laurin, Fontenay, the present Princess of Chimay. stabler.

. At Colessie Manse, Fifeshire, Mrs Walker, 3. At Riess Lodge, Mrs Wemyss, wife of Wil. widow of the late Rev. Andrew Walker, minister liam S. Wemyss, Esq. of Southdun, and second

of that parish. daughter of Sir Benjainin Dunbar, Bart. of Heinp 17. At Dunbarney Manse, the Reverend James riggs.

Beatson of Kirpottie, minister of the gospel. 4. At her house, in Montrose, Lady Carnegie, 18. At Leith, Helen Walker, wife of Mr Robert relict of Sir James Carnegie of Southesk, Bart. Dudgeon, merchant there.

7. At Edinburgh, in her 6th year, Agnes, eldest - At Glasgow, John Young, A. M. Professor of daughter of Andrew Paterson, 17, Albany-street. Greek in the College of Glasgow, deeply lamented

- At Frecland-house, the Right Hon. Dowager by his family and friends-by the society of which, Lady Ruthven.

during the long period of forty-six years, he was a 8. At Perth, Mrs Ramsay, late of Invernetti distinguished member and by the literary world, Lodge.

as one of the first Greek scholars of the age. This At Jedburgh, aged 15, Elizabeth, eldest distinguished literary character, so long the ornadaughter of Mr John Mills, late tenant in More ment of the University of Glasgow, departed this battle Mains.

life very suddenly. He had gone in to take a warm Mrs Janet Pasley, spouse of Mr Peter Gavin, bath at George's Inn, in perfect health, between senior, Leith.

three and four in the afternoon of that day, and, 9. At St Ann's Lodge, Mrs Mundell, aged 83. upon the servant entering the room, he found him

- At No 23, Exeter-street, Sloane-street, Lon sitting lifeless in the water. On Thursday his redon, John M‘Leod, M. D. surgeon of his Majesty's mains were attended to the grave by a vast num. yacht the Royal Sovereign, and author of a narra ber, consisting of almost the whole body belonging tive of the voyage of the Alceste.

to the college, along with the prineipal of the 10. At Edinburgh, Colonel Maxwell, late of the clergy, and numerous friends and admirers. All 7th dragoon guards.

the classes, along with the professors, walked in 11. At Gorgie, Charlotte, youngest daughter of their gowns. . His remains were deposited in the Mr Robert Robb, farmer there.

burial ground of the college. - At L lon, the Countess Dowager Lincoln. 20. At his house, North Castle-street, Edin

13. At his marine villa, in Sussex, the venerable burgh, Kenneth Mackenzie, Esq.. writer to the poet, William Hayley. He passed the last thirty signet. tive years of his life in retirement from the world. - At Wester Wemyss, Mrs Mary Brodie, wife His chief works are --The Lives of Milton, Cow of Andrew Thoinson, Esq. per, and Romney-Triumphs of Temper-Odes to At Carradale-house, Sarah Elizabeth, second Howard, Flaxman, and Romney; his dramatic daughter of Walter Campbell, Esq. of. Carradale. works in rhyme are, Lord Russell - Marcella-Con

21. At Inverary,

Mr Donald M Nicol, late mer. noisseur (were attempted on the stage, but without chant there. success) Old Maids and various fugitive pieces, - At Grangemouth, Mary, daughter of Mr On the Thursday preceding his death, he had James Milne, reached his 75th year.

- At his house in Hill-street, Berkeley-square, 13. At Sundrum, Miss Frances, daughter of John London, the Right Hon. the Earl of Malmesbury. Hamilton of Sundrum, Esq.

aged 75. - At his house, in Queen-street, Edinburgh, At Hastings, aged 21, Miss Isabella Elizabeth Lieut.-Col. Imrie.

Robertson, second daughter of Captain Thomas 14. At the Manse of Lunan, after a few hours' Robertson. illness, the Rev. John Gowans, minister of Lunan, - At his residence in Hans-place, Knightsbridge, in the 70th year of his age, and the 32d of his mi London, after a few days' illness, the Hon. John nistry

Hamilton Fitzmaurice, 'Viscount Kirkwall. 15. At No 6, Hope Park, Edinburgh, after 24 22. At Desart, near Kilkenny, the Right Hon. hours' illness, the infant son of Mr Alexander Aber the Earl Desart. nethy.

- At Edinburgh, Thomas Adair, Esq. clerk to At Mary's Place, Thomas, the infant son of

the signet. Mr John Linning

23. At his house, York-place, Edinburgh, James At Edinburgh, Miss Arabella Campbell, Kettle, Esq. daughter of the late John Campbell, Esq. cashier - At Dover, Dr Francis Thatcher. of the royal bank.

- At Grangemouth, after a lingering illness, At Edinburgh, John Carr, Esq. of Ryehope.. which she bore with the greatest patience, Mar- At Galashiels Manse, thé Rev. Dr Douglas, garet Simpson, in the 31st year of her age, spouse in the 73d year of his age, and 51st of his mi of Mr Alexander Simpson, shipmaster. Also, on nistry.

the 30th November, Alexander Simpson, her son, - At Irvine, at the great age of 102, James Neil, aged 4 years. late a shipmaster from that port. This extraor 24. At Kelso, Mrs Leadbetter, wife of Mr Leaddinary man enjoyed good health, with the entire better, surgeon. use of his faculties, to the last.

At Moffat, Grace, third daughter of James 16. At Perth, John Richardson, Esq. of Pitfour.

Rae, Esq. At Crail, in the 80th year of her age, Mrs Ag - At Methill, Mr William Adams, officer of exnes Gray, widow of the late Mr George Todd, farm cise, in the 78th year of his age. He was above Castle Mains, East Lothian.

half a century in that service; all which long peAt his house, in Shooter's Hill, Sir William riod he served in the Wemyss division, county of Robe, K.C.B. K.C.G. and K. T. S. Colonel of the Fife. Royal Horse Artillery.

1. 25. At Edinburgh, Mrs Elizabeth Ord, widow of - At Paris, in the 54th year of his age, Jean the late Lord Justice Clerk MacQueen. Lambert Tallien, of revolutionary notoriety. This 26. At Edinburgh, Miss Mary Wilson, daughter man was originally a porter, then steward. He be of Alexander Wilson, Esq. of Calcutta. came a clerk under government, and was employ - At Edinburgh, Mr John Murray, student of ed in the Moniteur newspaper in 1791. He was medicine, in the 19th year of his age. made secretary-general of the commune of Paris, 27. At Warriston Crescent, Edinburgh, Mrs Elis and a member of the Council of Five Hundred. zabeth Young, relict of the late Captain James In Egypt he was editor of the Decade Egyptienne,

Peddie, Royal Invalids, Jersey. and a commissioner of taxes. His last othice was Lately. At Blackeddie, near Sanquhar, William commissioner of commerce at Alicant, under Nap. Johnston, Esq. late provost of Sanquhar. oleon, M. Hue, the King's valet de chambre, and At Exeter, George Gifford, Esq. eldest brother Madame de Stael, have declared, that during the of his Majesty's Attorney-General.


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Leighton Buzzard, 28th December, 1820. DEAR SIR, You must excuse me picions, and also detail some of my reafor occupying this third number by an sons for excluding them. I flatter myinquiry exclusively my own. Do not self that I burn, (as children say at suppose that I am wholly unjust to my hide-and-seek, when they approach the deplored friend Q. Z. X. in this pro- person or thing concealed :) Yes, I do ceeding; for it is on a subject which hatter myself that I burn in the conhe had much at heart; namely, the clusion of this paper. But first to my discovery of anonymous authors. Not disappointments. indeed that Q.Z.X. had sifted the evi Now I had shrewd suspicions that dence touching the particular person it might be Mr Maturin; and they of whom I am in search, but in gene were founded on these similar circumral, he was uneasy till he could assign stances. Mr M.'s “ Women,” and nameless works, or those bearing ficti “ Melmoth,” are so far anonymous, as tious or wrong names, to some tangi- that they only allow in their title-pages, ble personage. Indeed he had made that they are by The Author of " Bersome progress in discovering who has tram.” “ Ivanhoe,” and “ The Mowritten Moore's Almanack, since the nastery" are in the same way declared death of venerable Francis the Philo- to be by The Author “ Waverley.” math; that erudite book of prognostics Moreover, the Tales of my Landlord being still graced with his signature, bear the fabulous name of Jedediah as the annual composer thereof, al- Cleishbotham, as Editor ; and Mr M. though he has long since left the world the writer of " The Family of Montoto lament his loss.

rio,” walked forth heretofore, in the You will see that my present subject quaint disguise of Dennis Jasper Murof research is the name of the person phy. Surely these coincidences were who has composed what are called The wondrous ! But alas! one author, in Scotch Novels. I know that divers referring from book to book, drops the .conjectures have been put forth, but inquirer without betraying himself at as none of them are satisfactory to me, the end of the chain; for if you trace I pass them by; and lest other conjec- the title-pages back from " The Abtural critics should travel over ground, bot,” to the earliest of the tribe, you where I have sought in vain, I will first will find no more at last than “ Wabegin with discussing the claims of verley ; or, 'Tis Sixty Years Since," those persons of whom I had some sus- and a preface full of perhapses. PerVOL. VIII.

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haps the author may be a soldier or a be confounded with our personal exsailor-perhaps a priest or a lawyer- perience.” What a proof of the beauan old man or a young one-a fine naturel of the Beau-Miser! which, by gentleman or a scrub— and it con the bye, does not mean a Wretched cludes nothing. Whereas, if we travel Beau, but a Penurious one. Now I from"Melmoth” to “Pour et Contre, am sure it will be granted that the and thence to “ Manuel," and so get, Scotch Novels have scenes which quite by regular stages to “ Bertram," there as much resemble every-day life, as we alight upon an explicit avowal that those in Mr L. H.'s misleading narrathe Reverend Charles R. Maturin is tive-ergo, there is presumptive proof the inditer thereof; and by logical con that they may have been written by sequence, of those divers and sundry the same accurate painter of manners. aforenamed contributions to the stores Nevertheless, I am induced to withof the reading public. As therefore draw Mr H.'s claim; for, upon a comMr M.'s concealment neither is, nor is parison of styles, I find that of the meant to be, complete, I think this Brighton incident, different from that difference between him and the other in which the author of “ Waverley” writer so great, that I have reason to writes. The latter does not talk of a strike him off my list of competitors man “ being twitched and writhed for the Waverley laurel.

up ;"nor of “ a clipped off lock of hair Without all doubt, the author of being glossy and healthy !” Nor do I

Waverley” can vary his manner, and find in the Scotch works, any instance so, at will, be grave or gay, lively or of a stranger having given a gentlesevere. Hence, I once thought to have man, as he talked with him," a thump found him in the person of Mr Leigh on the shoulder, which made him Hunt; (whose name, by the bye, is jump”-nor of a beau having unconJames Henry Leigh Hunt-I like to sciously walked about with an enorbe accurate — vide his Juvenilia, in mous coal-heaver's hat on his head, which there is also a demure portrait without finding it out, even when he of him ;) for he is described by his ad went a-courting. All which, decorate mirers as great in many species of au the said truth-like fable of Mr H. So thorship-great, as a political writer that, altogether, I dismiss Mr J. H. L. great, as a poet-great, as a dissertator Hunt from the imputation of having

prose, or story-teller-a sort of Her- had any concern with “ Waverley, mes Trismegistus-in short, he may and its associates. be reckoned omni-scriptive or pangra

Dr Drake has tried his hand at a tale phic. Among other proofs, you may occasionally; and of late, in his“. Winsee an admirer's address to him, which ter Nights," he has given us his firehe has printed, and it concludes thus: side story, called, “ The Fate of the

Bellardistons ;" and pretty enough it “Wit, poet, prose-man, party-man, translator,

is. But, after all, I suspect that he is H-, your best title yet is Indicator.” not the required author, as his taste in

poetry differs so considerably from the But my particular suspicions of him Waverley wight, whose mottos, quotaoriginated in this; that the fourth tions, and small original pieces, betray number of his Indicator contained a that he adores the divine writers of the story of “ The Beau-Miser, and what most palmy times of our literature, and happened to him at Brighton.” This at the same time possesses a keen rewas written with such verisimilitude, lish for the best of those who now flouas Mr H. himself affirms, that some of rish. On the contrary, Dr D. has, I fear, his readers took it for a true circum a palate easily tickled with very homely stance, like those, I suppose, under the condiments—he is far gone as a lover head of Police Intelligence in the Ex- of mediocrity in poetry. Witness the aminer newspaper. In the fifth num laud he gave to Cumberland's Calvary, ber, therefore, to stop the spreading of and to Mason Good's Translation of this delusion, Mr H. was obliged to Lucretius; and, from the living aspigive notice that it was purely his own rants to poetic fame, he presents to nofabrication.

“ We wish,” says he, tice, as bards of most excellent promise, to correct this mistake ; and shalí Messrs C. Neale, H. Neele, and J. Bird. make a point hereafter, of so wording No-Dr Drake must be acquitted of any thing we write in the shape of a having written the works in question. narrative, that a mere fiction shall not I will not trouble





He says,

sons for giving up my suspicions of Dr soberly shew the parallelism under all
Mavor, Mr Pinkerton, Mr Coxe, and the heads above stated.
some others, whose sole ground of re 1. You have no objection to play bo-
semblance was in their fecundity, each, peep with the public ; for we, who live
like the author of “ Waverley,” having at a distance, cannot forget, that for a
sent at least a score volumes a-piece in- long time you were only known to us,
to the world.

(if it can be called known,) as the A novel-reading lady friend of mine, Veiled Conductor. Just as a lamp of recommended me to seek among the ground glass diffuses radiance, and yet writers for Mr Lane's Minerva Press; suffers not any one to see the exact but I did it without profit; for there is shape of the flame within ; so, while this difference between the writings of the Veiled Conductor flourished, we the Scotch Novelist, and those of Miss saw that some one was edifying us, Haynes, Miss Stanhope, Anneof Swan- but his name and features we knew sea, and Mr Francis Lathom, that his not; all that we were permitted to disrun through many editions, while the cern was, that he was sensible and public are well content with one edi- jocular; but this did not inform us tion of theirs. It is curious that some whether his name was North or South; difficult lines in Milton may be ex- for you may recollect that acuteness plained by this latter circumstance. and facetiousness have, in times past,

been the property of persons bearing “ That two-handed engine at the door both these appellations. Dr South was Stands ready to smite once, and smite no (saving your presence) as witty as more."

you ;-and the late Lord North was The two-handed engine is evidently a as ready at a repartee or a gibe, as even printing-press ; (say that of Minerva :) the great Edinburgh North of the prePublishers do actually talk of striking sent day. Now this hankering for the offan impression; and everyone knows, coy disguise of anonymity in you and that to strike and to smite are synony- in the Novelist, is very symptomatic mous, and the words once and no more, of the identity of the two authors. For can only allude to a single edition of a let us know in what degree is the title book. So that by the practice of the of The Veiled Conductor a whit more Minerva Press, we get an elucidation, explanatory than that of The Author which we should have never found had of “ Waverley ?” our attention been restricted to such 2. Let the different Tales be allowed rapidly reprinted publications as those to display as much versatility of genius of the author of " Waverley." as possible, yet they can hardly be pro

· My critica vannus having winnowed nounced to evince more than you posaway

those who are not the desired au sess; knowing, as we do, from your thors, I trust that I can now present own confession, that most of the anohim who is, and this is no less a person- nymous Articles in the Magazine are of age than ChristOPHER NORTH, Esq. your own writing. So thatin this point, Editor of Blackwood's Magazine, &c. there is no bar to your being the au&c. &c.

thor of whom we are in search ; on the Let me then advance to the proof of contrary, the likelihood is great and it. My grounds for thinking you the astounding. public benefactor in this particular, lie 3. The Novels demonstrate the wriin these circumstances :- 1st, The au ter's admirable acquaintance with the thor of “ Waverley” chooses a sort of Scottish language. Now different reconcealment; 2dly, He has great ver- ferences in your Magazine shew that satility in his style of composition; Dr Jamieson's Etymological Dictiona3dly, He is well versed in the Scotish ry is frequently at your elbow ; and language ; 4thly, He betrays a love of your occasional use of a word or two, good cheer; 5thly, He is a Tory; proves your proficiency in that veneraand, 6thly, He cannot but be amassing ble tongue. Doubtless, you have poswealth.

sessed advantages for learning it, which Now, is it not odd enough, that all do not fall to the lot of all; for I am these characteristics tally with the ha- told by a friend who has visited Edinbits, tastes, and conditions of Squire burgh of late, that the use of that least North? Aut Erasmus, aut Diabolus— corrupted dialect of the Anglo-Saxon, if you are not the author of “ Waver- namely, the gude braid Scots, is not ley,” the deuce is in it. But let me even now wholly superseded by the

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yours. Well then, what else can we 4. The author of “Waverley' enters say, but that He who has instilled loycordially upon his descriptions of good alty by the medium of fictitious nar. cheer and merry-making. With what ratives, and He who has wrought to a smack of the lips did he report the de- the same good end in his own characcanting of the Baron of Bradwardine's ter as a political combatant, are two in claret; and with what kindred jollity semblance, but in reality alter et idem. does he accompany the carouse of the 6. These unowned enchanting books, Black Knight, and the Clerk of Cop- which I cannot help attributing to you, manhurst! Oh, Christopher ! rheu- must have accumulated for their aumatism doth not seem to have made thor quite a heap of gold. Now, is it thee less esurient or sitient, when the not a strangely corroborative circumhospitality of Glasgow, or of other gor- stance, that you confess that you are mandizing and boozing places, is with- growing rich The Magazine is referin thy reach. How cordial also is the red to by you as the sole source of your gout, with which thou dost embody, in wealth; but I fear you are like the lapa durable record, thy prowess in mas- wing, which pretends to be most flurtication and deglutition ! Can he, who ried and anxious about that place where with such unction composed and par- her nest is not. Ah, Mr North, is not took of the Glasgow punch, be other your hyperbolical statement in No. than he in whose gifted ear the claret XLIII. of Mr Blackwood's profits, a of Tully Veolan gurgled so melodious- feint to withdraw our eyes from the ly as it left the cobwebbed magnum? real spot in which you have been reapCan he to whom kidneys and kipper ing such a golden harvest ? I apprewere so grateful, be other than the very hend that you are cater-cousin to the same who records with such compla- amusing hero of Shakespeare's Induccency the rapid dispatch of Dandie tion to the Taming of the Shrew, and Dinmont in the same hearty cause ? are, as well as he-CHRISTOPHER SLY!

5. There is quite sunshiny evidence, Well, I have done; and whether the that the great Novel-writer is a Tory. author of “ Waverley” be now deterré But what shall we say of Christopher by these evidences, I leave (if you be North ? Has he not grappled with the not induced to confess) to impartial Edinburgh Reviewers—taken the very posterity to determine. Of one thing bull of Whiggism by the horns, so that the present age may be assured, and roar as he will, he can no longer do this is, that I am, and ever shall conmischief ? Surely there was proof suf- tinue to be, Yours very truly, &c. ficient of high-minded Toryism in that



Translated from the German of Körner.
See where yon pile of rock is tow’ring high,
Begirt with crags, as with a panoply
Of glittering arms—and column-wise are seen
Cliff join’d to cliff, where, from the valley green,
In semblance of a giant, upward shoots
The mighty mass of stone, which has its roots
Deep in the hoarse stream's bed.--A legend old,
To village sires by village grandsires told,
Has reach'd me; how, when midnight broods around,
The dark hill opens, from its womb profound,
In silence :-Such dread tale to me appears
The voice of spirits, from the depth of years,
Telling of the olden time; and this rude scene
Conjures up images of what has been.
Thou, Germany, firm as yon sacred rock
Stood’st ring’d with heroes ;-vainly does the shock
Of raving winds and foaming stream assail
Its fissur'd sides, strong rooted in the vale :
And, when night darkens all around the hill,
The light of heav’n is on the summit still.
Dublin, Dec. 7, 1820.

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