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parish, chaplain in ordinary to his Majesty for

Scotland. During the period of sixty years, which Sept. 1, 1823. At Madras, in the East Indies, the Rev. Doctor perfomed the pastoral duties of (on his way home to Britain,) Thomas Fraser, North Leith parish, he was well known to have Esq. of Gorthleck, in the Civil Service of the Hon. put his hand to every good work that was going East India Company, at Nellore.

forward, not only in the town of Leith, the more February.-Ai Calcutta, Colonel John Paton, immediate object of his charge, but his benevohonorary aide-de-camp to the Governor-General, lent and philanthropic views extended to a father and late commissary-general, after a period of 41 ly care over the Charitable Institutions of Edinyears' service in the Hon. East India Company's burgh, towards which, through a long and most military service.

active life, he rendered a ready and effective assisApril 2. At Quebec, Robert, son of the late tance. In the foundation of one of the best of our Henry Johnston, Esq. Meadowbank.

Charities, the Asylum for the Industrious Blind, 15. At Bellavy, East Indies, Captain James Weir, the extension of the resources and benefits of 7th Madras Light Cavalry.

which was to the last the peculiar object of his an16. At sea, on board the Asia, from Calcutta, xiety and fostering attention, an imperishable mo Thomas Livingston Reid, Esq. lieutenant R. N. nument has been erected to his fame. Dr Johncommander of the Asia, and eldest son of Sir John ston was, and we believe had been for a consideReid, Bart.

rable time, the Father of the Presbytery of Edin20. At Rio Janeiro, Mr John C. Macdougal, burgh. midshipman, on board of his Majesty's ship, Spar 7. At London, in his 81st year, Sir George tiate, and youngest son of the late Duncan Mac Wood, Knt. late one of the Barons of the Court of dougall, Esq. Ardintrive.

Exchequer. 23. On board the ship Charlotte, 'off the Cape of 8. At London, Tamchamalu, Queen of the Good Hope, Mr William Campbell Farquharson, Sandwich Islands; and on the 14th, Tamchamsecond son of the late Dr William Farquharson, cha, the second King of the Sandwich Islands. physician in Edinburgh.

They had both been attacked by measles and in29. At Jamaica, Mr Peter Grace, son of the late flamination in the lungs, which unhappily

ended Dr Grace of Cupar.

fatally. Their bodies have been embalmed aeMay 6. At sea, Colin Bruce, Esq. on his pas. cording to the custom of the Sandwich Islands, sage from Jamaica,

and are to be conveyed back to their native coun11. In Kingston, Jamaica, Mr George James try together. Muirhead, son of the late Mr George A. Muir 8. George Earl of Tyrone, eldest son of the head, merchant, Glasgow.

Marquis of Waterford. June 9. At Quebec, Ensign J. D. Cogan, of the 9. At Wellington Place, Leith, Mr James Marr, 68th regiment.

corn merchant. 17. At Pau, capital of the Basse Pyrenees, At Dalkeith, Mrs Ann Aitken, wife of Mr Major Stuart Maxwell, of the royal artillery. John Grey, merchant there.

18. At Madeira, in consequence of a far from At Fort William, Mr Thomas Gillespie, tehis horse, Ensign Robert Hamilton Fothringham, nant in Ardachy, one of the most extensive storeof the Bengal Infantry.

farmers in the north of Scotland. 19. At Moffat, Alex. Moffat, Esq. of Loch Urr, - At Mortimer Cottage, Berkshire, Elizabeth, 92 At Aberdeen, Jane, eldest daughter of the relict of David Murray, Esq. brother of Lord Elilate Right Rev. Bishop Skinner, of Aberdeen. bank, and daughter of the late Right Hon. Tho

- At Dunbar, Isabella, second daughter of Mr mas Harley. John Veitch, surgeon.

10. At Balfron Manse, the Rev. James Jeffrey. 27. At Haddington, Mr William Shiells, late 11. At Inverary, Major-General Dugald Campbrewer there.

bell.
- At Thornton House, Anna, eldest daughter At Newck, Mrs James Haig.
of Colonel Cunninghame.

13. At Leith, William Henderson, Esq. of Bar- At George Town, in the district of Columbia, dister, Shetland, in the 69th year of his age. North America, Thomas Wilson, Esq. of Dullatur, At Freeland, Penelope Leslie, daughter of advocate.

Major Walker.
28. In James's Square, Mrs Mary Hardy, relict - At Ironside-house, Abbeyhill, Mrs Ann So-
of Mr James Gilchrist, navy agent, London. merville, Jelict of Mr David Gray, merchant,

At Heatherwick House, East Lothian, Edinburgh.
George, eldest son of Captain W. H. Hardyman, 15. At the Cottage of Rockhall, Mary Anne,
Hon. East India Company's naval service.

third daughter of Alexander Grierson, Esq. young-
- At Prestonpans, Ann Comb, daughter of the er of Lag
late James Comb, Esq.

- At Edinburgh, Gilbert Hutcheson, Esq. De29. At Bandirran, William, only son of J. M. pute Judge Advocate for Scotland. Nairne, Esq. of Dunsinane.

16. At Edinburgh, Mrs Margaret Macdonald, - At Burghead, the Rev. Lewis Gordon, D.D. wife of Captain John Macdonald, Barrack-master, one of the ministers of Elgin.

Edinburgh. 30. At Bumside of Dalbeatie, David Copland, 17. At Ploughlands, Mary, daughter of AlexEsq. late of Gregory.

ander Fraser, Esq.

accountant. July 1. lu Duke Street, St. James's, London, At Meadow Place, Mrs Catharine Webster, Major Gen. Lauchlan Macquarie, in the 63d year widow of the Rev. John Webster. of his age. His conduct, from earliest youth, was 19. At London, in the 21st year of his age, Mr marked by a most amiable disposition, a high Keith Turner, youngest son of the late Keith sense of honour, and animated zeal for his profes Turner, Esq. of Turnerball. siou. He entered the arıny at the age of 15, and - At Edinburgh, the Rev. Dr Thomas Fle. served his king and country for. 47 years, in all ming, one of the ministers of Edinburgh, in the parts of the world, wi'h great eredit.

70th year of his age, and 45th of his ministry. 2. Mrs Grizel Sinarl, relict of Mr William Cun At Gogar Lodge, Mrs Dr Stewart. ningham, Haddington.

20. At his house, Bridgend, Perth, Patrick Ri1. At London, after a sudden relapse of illness, chardson, Esq. of Flatfield. the Countess of Brownlow.

At Milliken, Henry, second son of William - The Rev. Mr George Graham, minister of Stirling, Esq. Fossoway.

21. At the Priory, Stanmorc, Middlesex, Lady - At his house, No. 5, Buccleugh Place, Mr Jane Gordon, eldest daughter of the Earl of Aber. Charles Moodie, of the Auditor's Office, Esche deen. quer.

22. At Portobello, Mr William Dalmahoy, - At Demerara, John Macintyre, Esq. late mer At Balmuto, the Hon. Claud Irvine Boswell, chant, Liverpool.

Lord Balmuto. 5. At Park Place, the ant son of William William Pattison, Esq. in his 69th year, late Grant, Esq. of Congalton.

merchant, Glasgow. At Abbey St Bathans, Mr Andrew Wallace, 23. At Bristol, Mr Stewart Cruickshank, son of teacher of mathematics in Edinburgh.

the late Rev. Alex. Cruickshank, minister of - At North Leith, the Rev. Dr David John Mearns. ston, in the Oixt year of his age, the 66th of his - At Leith, on the 21th ult. Mr Alex, Smith, ministry, and the 59th of his incumbency of that merchant.

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25. At Edinburgh, Major James Ballantyne of guid, minister of Evie and Rendal, Orkney, in the Holylee.

27th year of his age. At Falkirk, Mr Robert Taylor.

16. At Crieff, Mrs Elizabeth Arnot, relict of Mr 26. At Mary's Place, Stockbridge, Mrs Susan James Arnot, merchant there. Sangster, wife of Mr John Parker, Solicitor Su At Portobello, Elizabeth, third daughter of preme Courts.

Mr D. Cowan, Canongate, Edinburgh, aged ten - At Edinburgh, the Rev. Robert Doig, one of years. the ministers of the parish of St Nicholas, Aber - At Edinburgh, Mr James Richardson, surdeen, in the 56th year of his age, and 34th of his geon and

druggist. ministry.

At Greenock, at an advanced age, Mr Tho- At Ashmore, Robert Gordon, Esq. of Ash mas Potts, writer there, and formerly writer in more, younger of Invernettie.

Kelso.
- At Edinburgh, the Hon. Miss Bethia Hamil : 17. At Leith, Peter F. Hay, son of Mr John
ton.

Hay, ship-owner.
At Manse of Wamphrey, the Rev. Mr Joseph At Meadowside, near Strathaven, James
Kirkpatrick, in the 75th year of his age, and 47th Miller, Esq. advocate.
of his ministry.

- At Rockhill, Argyllshire, Mrs M‘Lachlan, - Her Grace the Duchess of Gordon, after a sen. of M‘Lachlan, in the 91st year of her age. most severe illness of above a twelvemonth.

- At No. 9, Queen Street, Edinburgh, aged 4 28. At Edinburgh, Susan, youngest daughter of years, Jemima, fifth daughter of Mr William Bell, the late Major Hamilton Maxwell of Ardwell. W.S. At Dun House, Miss Erskine of Dun.

18. Mrs Heugh, relict of John Heugh, of Gart29. At her house, Hope Street, Miss Blair. cows, Esq.

30. At London, on the 30th ult. Mr Wm. Sharp, 19. At Edinburgh, William Calder, Esq. late an eminent engraver.

Lord Provost of this City, much and deeply reAt Kilconquhar, Fife, Mrs Magdalene Lizars, gretted. wife of Mr John Brewster, printer, Society, Edin Mrs Susanna Davidson, wife of William burgh.

Kirkaldy, Esq. merchant in Dundee. 3i. At his house, Park Street, John Brown, Esq. 20. At London, Thomas Trevor Hampden,

Tweedie Crawford, infant daughter of Mr Viscount Hamdpen and Baron Trevor of BromDouglas, writer to the signet, Drummond place. ham.

Aug. 1. At Scotscraig House, William Dalgliesh, At Dalnaspidal, Blair Atholl, Lieut.-Colonel Esq. of Scotscraig.

George Johnston, brother to the Right Hon. Lady - At Manse of Irongray, Mrs Ann Campbell,

Gray. wife of the Rev. Dr Dow, minister of Irongray. 22. At Inverleith Mains, Mr George Lauder, At Burnhouse, Joseph Calder, Esq.

farmer. At Burntisland, Mr Andrew Hutchison, town - At Sourhope, Mr James Shiell, tenant there, clerk.

aged 73 years. - At Manchester, Alexander Livingstone, a na At Addingstone, Agnes, third daughter of tive of Haddington, aged 98 years. In the early John Simson, Esq. of Blainslie. part of his life he served a number of years in the 23. At Blairlogie, Stirlingshire, Miss Emilia Scotch Greys, during the German war. He had Husband Baird, daughter of the Very Rev. Dr G. two horses shot under him at the memorable bat. H. Baird, Principal of the University of Edintle of Minden. He was a pensioner of Chelsea burgh. Hospital upwards of fifty years.

24. At Edinburgh, Miss Elizabeth Dickson, 2." At Godstone, Surrey, Alexander Waugh, North St Andrew's Street. A.M. minister of the Scots Church, Miles'-Lane, - At Edinburgh, Mr Robert Douglas, late of London; and son of the Rev. Dr Waugh, mini the Advocates' Library. ster of the Scots Church, Wells Street.

- At Duntrune, Mrs Stirling Grahame.
- At his house, Richmond Hill, near Aber At the residence of his son, in the Vale of
deen, Thomas M.Combie, of Easter Skene, Esq. Neath, the Right Hon. Earl of Dunraven, aged

4. At Orrard, Perthshire, Mrs Richardson, wife 72
of the late James Richardson, Esq. of Pitfour 25. At Halyburton, Berwickshire, after a few
Castle.

days' illness, Mr John Fairbairn, long tenant there, 5. At St Mary's Cottage Trinity, Mrs John and author of a “ Treatise on Sheep-Farming, Linning.

by a Lammermuir Farmer." 7. At Edinburgh, Mrs Jessie Hamilton, wife of 26. At Bankhead, South Qucensferry, Captain John Glassford Hopkirk, Esq. W.S. in the 28th William Gordon, second son of the late James year of her age.

Gordon, Esq. of Rosieburne: 8. At Marseilles, whither he had gone for the - In Argyll Square, Janet; the wife of William recovery of his health, the celebrated German phi Wallace, Professor of Mathematics in the Unilologer, Frederick Wolf, in his 66th year.

versity of Edinburgh. 9. At Bath, Major-General William Augustine 28. At Pentonville, after a short illness, Mr Prevost, C.B. son of the late Major-General, and Alix. Greig, in his 69th year. brother of the late Lieut.-General Sir George Pre 29. At her house, Ann Street, St Bernard's, vost, Bart.

Mrs Jean Spalding, eldest daughter of the late - At Juniper Green, Colinton, Lieutenant Alexander Spalding Gordon, Esq. of Holm and Henry Rymer, R.N.

Shirmers, and relict of James Fraser, Esq. of 10. At his house, Cornhill, near Perth, Lau Gorthleck, W.S. rence Robertson, Esq. in the 6th year of his age. - At Edinburgh, James Butter, Esq. W.S.

In Laurieston Lane, Francis, the only son of At St John's Hill, James Sutherland Bruce, Leonard Horner, Esq.

son of the late Mr Wm. Bruce, banker in Edin. 11. At Aberdeen, Miss Jane Allan Kidd, daugh burgh. ter of the Rev. Dr Kidd.

- At Edinburgh, Elizabeth, eldest daughter of - At Edinburgh, Maria Jane Craigie, eldest the late William Cumming, Esq. of Riga. daughter of Captain Edmund Craigie, of the Hon. 30. At Craigleith Hill, Elizabeth Grahame, East India Company's service.

youngest daughter of Mr William Bonar. 13. At Edinburgh, Mrs Christian Godsrnan, re Lately, On his passage to Europe for the reco lict of the late Ebenezer Marshal, minister of very of health, Ensign George Huntly Gordon, of Cockpen.

the Hon. East India Company's Service, youngest in Upper-Gower Street, London, Lucy Eli son of Lieutenant-General Gordon Cumming Skene zabeth, wife of Lord Maurice Drummond.

of Pitlurg and Dyce. 14. At Glasgow, Dr William Buchanan, late At Lyons, whither he had proceeded for the surgeon of the 82d regiment of foot.

benefit of his health, Mr Abrahain Montefiori, the
15. At Burnside, Geo Rodger, Esq. of Burn brother of M. Rothschild, aged 38.
side, in the 70th year of his age.

Suddenly, off Algiers, Mr William Rogers, mas
At Drummond Place, Edinburgh, the Rev. ter of his Majesty's ship Glasgow.
James Duguid, third son of the Rev. John Du.

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HORÆ GERMANICÆ: No. XIX. Goetz von BERLICHINGEN, A TRA-
GEDY, BY GOETHE,

869 The Shepherd's Cor,

385 MEN AND WOMEN; Brief HYPOTHESIS CONCERNING THE DIFFERENCE IN THEIR GENIUS,

387 Song.—THERE IS NOT A BREATH,

394 THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND AND THE DISSENTERS,

395 AMERICAN WRITERS. No. II.

415 MEMOIRS OF Joseph BRASBRIDGE,

428 PROFLIGACY OF THE LONDON PERIODICAL. PRESS. No. II.

138 The Magic LAY OF THE ONE-HORSE CHAY,

440 The LIBERAL SYSTEM,

442 WONDERFUL PASSAGE IN THE LIFE OF MANSIE WAUCH, TAILOR, 456 The CONFESSIONS OF A CANTAB,

459 CHAPTERS ON CHURCH-YARDS. CHAP. V.

468 Twilight,

473 AMERICA AND ENGLAND),

474 MONTHLY REGISTER.

APPOINTMENTS, PROMOTIONS, &c.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND Deaths,

486 488

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EDINBURGH MAGAZINE.

No. XCIII.

OCTOBER, 1824.

VOL. XVI.

HORÆ GERMANICÆ.

No. XIX. Goetz von Berlichingen, a Tragedy, by Goethe. This tragedy was a very early pro- ther the opinion we expressed was, or duction of the author. It was his first was not, one of exaggerated praise. appearance upon the stage ;-his first In order to judge of this piece, howattempt to embody the result of those ever, it is not a whit more necessary studies, which, from the dawn of his that we should examine itself, than manhood, had occupied the largest por- that we should endeavour, in so far as is tion of his intellect.

possible, to throw ourselves back into Never, perhaps, was the first dra- the time when it made its appearance. matic work of any author more deci- And, in truth, it is no easy matter to dedly entitled to the praise of origina- throw ourselves from this time into lity. Few, very few, mature works of that. What were the most popular

any genius are more resplendently in- works of literature in those days,| stinct with the spirit of energy. It is the works that exerted the widest in

no wonder, therefore, that some signal fluence—that enjoyed the most Euroerrors of taste were, at the moment of pean reputation—that gave the tone of its appearance, altogether overlooked thought—that, by turns, echoed and that it was hailed with all the enthu- dictated the feelings of the largest porsiasm of unchastised applause--that it tions of society? There cannot be a covered its author with honour, at the question that these were the writings time unrivalled—and that, from that of VOLTAIRE, and his numerous folday to this, the influence of its success lowers, in France and out of France. may be read in broad and indelible The German literature of the period characters all over the surface of the was, in spite of national pride and perliterature which it had reanimated. sonal pique, saturated with the spirit That such are the qualities, and that of the great Revolutionary Cynic. In such were the effects of Goethe's first this spirit even WJELAND wrote poedrama, we have, in a former paper of try. The translator of Lucian changed this series, had occasion to state gene- but little of his character when he rally. We now purpose to examine composed the beautiful cantos of his Goetz von Berlichingen somewhat more Oberon ; there was more of the Prinat length, and to give our readers some cess of Babylon in them, than of the specimens of the materials of which it Midsummer Night's Dream. Heris constructed, and of the style in der, indeed, had followed the footsteps which it is composed, in order that of Lessing, and the only really excelthey may judge for themselves, whe- lent criticism even of that time in Ger VOL. XVI.

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