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DIED AT EDINBURGH, ON THE 5TH DAY OF NOVEMBER LAST,

WILLIAM RUSSELL, ESQ. ADVOCATE.

We cannot permit these words to stand in this Magazine unaccompanied by some expression, however poor and inadequate, of the feelings which the event they record has excited in many hearts--and in few, most certainly, more strongly than our own.

The name of Mr William Russell was, and had for many years been, known and honoured in the literary circles of Scotland; but his conduct had been so modest, his modes of life so unobtrusive, that, in so far as we know, his reputation had scarcely travelled beyond his own country, when he was thus cut off in the very prime and vigour of an intellect which could not have been exerted, as he always did exert it, much longer without attracting an abundant share of notice and distinction.

As it is—If his friends should be induced, (as we hope they may be,) to present the world with some collection of Mr Russell's Essays from the periodical works to which he had contributed, there can be no doubt that his name must assume and retain a distinguished place in the political literature of this age. The largeness and comprehension of his views, the sound, solid sense of his reasoning, the vigour of his argument, and the massive energy of his eloquence, would have rendered him a most powerful auxiliary in any cause ; and he never exerted these great talents but for the cause which was and ought to have been dear to him, as a gentleman, a patriot, and a Christian. During the tumult and agitation of the last war, he, then young and friendless, stood forth almost alone in Edinburgh-we might, perhaps, say in Scotland—as the bold and determined friend and defender of those principles which have eventually led to the salvation of this country and her constitution in church and state. He began to write, when all the political writing that anybody heard of in Scotland, was Whig--and nobody had more temptations, if anything could have tempted him, to join that active and then clever party, than he. He understood their views, he feared not their powers, and he laid the foundation of the literary opposition, which has since utterly ruined and annihilated the influence of those who, at that never-to-be-forgotten period, possessed the almost absolute sway of the political press of Scotland, -and who exercised that authority for purposes well worthy of the impudence which alone could have led to its assumption.

In his more mature years, Mr Russell continued to be one of the firmest and most effectual friends of the cause which in Scotland had owed so much to the zeal of his youth ; and among other matters, he was the author of a great many of the best serious political papers that have appeared in these pages.

In History, Politics, and Political Economy, bis attainments were of the first order. He was also thoroughly skilled in the jurisprudence of his country, and being gifted with very superior powers as a speaker, must, but for fortuitous circumstances, have risen to the very head of his profession.

We have never met with a man whose character was more perfectly appreciated among all who had any access to know him. It was impossible for anybody to see much of him, without feeling that every action, and every word of his, were dictated by a heart fraught with every sentiment of honour and kindness. Nothing mean, crooked, or sinister, could endure his presence. There was a purity and dignity in his mind, that never failed to overawe and banish those whoin it did not attract and win. Few men had more personal friends than he ;--and never was any man more uniformly and deeply respected by all who were entitled to consider themselves as his associates,

This gentleman, dying in his 37th year, has left abundant proofs at least, if not any one adequate monument, of his intellectual power. Equally amiable and estimable in every relation of public and private life, he has bequeathed sorrow to all that knew him—and pride to those immediate connexions who can never cease to deplore his loss. It will not be easy to fill up the void that has been created amongst us by the disappearance of William Russell.

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Ambrosianæ, Noctes, 231, 585

Calamitous Fires in Edinburgh, 698
America, North, peculiarities of, 129 Cantab, the confessions of a, 459, 571
Summary view of, 617

Captain Rock Detected, by a Munster
America, summary view of, remarks on a, Farmer, review of, 97
617

Catholic Association of Ireland, its dan-
America and England, remarks on an ar-

gerous tendency, 501
ticle in the North American Review, in Catholics of Ireland interrupt Bible Society
reply to a review of Faux's days in Ame. meetings, 491
rica, in the Quarterly, 474

Celebrated female writers, on the works
American writers, remarks on, 304–Adam and talents of, No. I. 162

John Quincey, 308_Aimes Fisher, ib. Chapters on Churchyards. -Chap. III. 215

-Allen Paul, ib.Bozman, Henry -Chap. IV. 317-Chap. V. 468
Breckenridge, 310 - Byant William Cheshire Whigs, remarks on the associa.
Cullen, ib.—Buckminster, Channing, tion of, 540-Deserted by Lord Bel.
311_No. II. 415_Sully, 418-Bow. grave, 543 Song on the, 547
man, Mason, Watmuller, King, Wan Christmas Carol, by the Ettrick Shepherd,
derlyn, Jarvis, 419_Beazly, 420 680
Bigelow, Bolman, Brown, 421-Carey, Church of England, the, and the Dissent-

Coffin, Coleman, Cooper, 427—No. III. ters, remarks on, 395_Religious bene-
· Hannah and John Quincey Adams, and fits that flow from Dissenters, ib.-Mo-
Washington Alston, 560_Drs Barton nopoly of religion by the Catholic clergy
and Belknap, Joel Barlow, and Anthony the cause of the benighted and horrible
Benezet, 562_Writers on Botany, 563 condition of Ireland, 396_Political be-
-Cleveland, Cooper, Clinton, 564 nefits that flow from the Dissenters, 397
Croaker, Colden, Dubrey, 565-Da -Catholic Church the most bitter and
vidge, Delaplaine, Dennie, 566_The active enemy to liberty, civil and reli-

drama, 567 – Evans, Everett, 568 gious, 402_Consequences of removing
Ancient and modern wines, remarks on the the disabilities from the Catholics of Ire-
history of, 1

land, 405–Prodigious increase of Dis-
Appointments, promotions, &c. 124, 360, senters of late years, 409_Church of
-486, 613, 731

England defective with regard to orato-
Authors and readers, intellectual character ry, 410_Church singing almost totally

and attainments of, have risen consider neglected, 411_Objections to perform

ably within the last fifty years, 521 ing clerical duties by deputy, 412_Let-
Auto-Biography of Edmund Kean, the ters on the same subject, 548_Want of
actor, 271

zeal in the English clergy the chief cause
Autumnal Stanzas, 290

of the indifference of the laity, 551
Baillie, Joanna, essay on her talents and Cockney contributions for the 1st of April,

writings, 162–Her Tragedy of Basil, 67
170-Ethwald, 171_Constantine Pal. Confessions, the, of a Cantab, 459, 571
lologus, 177

Continent, letters from the, 555
Ballad, 230

Controversy, the West Indian, No. IV.
Bankrupts, list of British, 123, 359, 485, 682
730

Conversations of Lord Byron, review of
Barry Cornwall, letter of Mr Mullion to, Captain Medwin's publication of, 530—
285

Letter on the same subject by an old
Belgrave, Lord, letter of, to the Cheshire school-fellow of his Lordship, 536–
Whig Club, 543

Letter from Mr Southey concerning, 712
Bible society meetings, opposed by the Ca. Cork Missionary Society, riot at a meeting
tholics of Ireland, 491

of, raised by the Catholics, 495
Births, 126, 365, 488, 614, 733

Corn Markets, 121, 356, 483, 610, 728
Brasbridge, Joseph, review of Memoirs of, Crabstick, the, a song by Mr Mullion, 600
428

Deaths, 127, 367, 488, 615, 734
British galleries of art, review of descrip- Defence of the Prussian government, 245
tion of, 513

Devil's Elixir, review of, 55
Brown, Charles Brockden, account of his Dissenters, the, and the Church of Eng-
writings, 421

land, remarks on, 395
Buchanan's Memoirs of Painting, review Economist, the political, 34, 202
of, 505

Edinburgh, great fires in, 698
Byron, Lord, review of Captain Medwin's Edwards, Charles, posthumous letters of,
Conversations of, 530_Letter on same

45, 658
subject, 536-Letter of Mr Southey re Elixir, the Devil's, review of a work so
garding some parts of, 712

called, 55

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English clergy, absence of zeal in them one Letter from one of the Humes, 657

great cause of the indifference of the from Mr Southey, in answer to an
laity, 55. Defective system of educa. attack upon him in “ Conversations of
cion among the, 552

Lord Byron," 712
Essays on the writings and talents of distin. Leiters of Timothy Tickler. To the Editor

guished female authors, No. I. 162 of the John Bull Magazine, 115 To
Ettrick Shepherd, letter to the, 86_His Christopher North, on the last Westmin.

left-handed fiddler, 528_Christmas ca ster Review, 222_To the same, on the
rol by, 680

last Edinburgh and Quarterly Reviews,
Examination of the school of Southside, &c. 291-To Dr Mullion, 715
653

of Mr Mullion to the leading poets
Farewell to Greece, 25

of the agem No. I. To Bryan W. Proc.
to Scotland, by ODoherty, 598 tor, Esq. alias Barry Cornwall, 285
to Twenty-four, 68)

from the Vicarage-No. I. 548
Female Writers, on the Works of celebra. from the Continent-No, I. 555
ted, 162

Liberal system, remarks on the origin and
Fiddler, the left-handed, 528

motives of the, 442-Its consequences as
Fires, calamitous ones in Edinburgh, 698 they affect foreign nations, 444_and as
Future prospects of the world, 278

they affect this country, 448__ The sys-
Genius of men and women, brief hypothesis tem not less pure than wicked, 453_Its

concerning the difference in the, 387 grand principle is to value men and
Gennany, extract from Russel's Tour in, things according to their worthlessness
245

and dangerous character, 455
Goetz von Berlichingen, a tragedy, by London periodical press, on the proftigacy
Goethe, review of, 169

of the, No. I. 179-No. II. 438
Galleries of art, British, review of descrip Love story, a summer evening's one, 579
tion of, 513

M'Crie, Dr, review of his Life of Andrew
Harem, visits to the, by Meerza Ahmed Melville, 251
Tubeer. Visit III. 17

Magalotti on the Scotch School of Meta-
Henderson, Dr, remarks on his History of physics, 227.
Ancient and Modern Wines, I

Magic lay of the one horse chay, the, 440
Hoffman, E. T. A. review of his book en Man-of-War's-Man, the, Chap. XII., 321
titled “ The Devil's Elixir,” 55

-Chap. XIII., 328–Attack of a Da-
Horæ Germanicæ, No. XVII. Schiller's nish battery by the boats of the Tottum.
Fiesko, 194—No. XVIII. Lessing's

fog, 331
Laocoon, 312–No. XIX. Goetz von Marriages, 126, 365, 488, 615, 734
Berlichingen, a tragedy by Goethe, 369 Mansie Waugh, tailor, wonderful passage
Humes, letter from one of the, 657

in the life of, 456
Hunt and Hazlitt, 67

Maxims of Sir Morgan ODoherty, Part
Hunt, Leigh, letter from, to Christopher III., 334

North, 67—Part of an article by, 69 Medwin, Captain, review of his Converse
Hypothesis concerning the difference in the tions of Lord Byron, 530-Letter on
genius of men and women, 387

the same subject, 536_Letter of Mr
Intellectual progress and periodical public Southey concerning, 712

cations, on the reciprocal influence of Melville, Andrew, review of MCrie's Life
the, 518

of, 251
Ireland, origin of causes of the late disturb. Memoirs of Joseph Brasbridge, review of,
ances in, review of, 97-Benighted and

428
horrible condition of, caused by the mo Memoirs of Painting, review of Buchan.
nopoly of religion by the Catholic clergy, an's, 505
396_-Bible Society meetings in, opposed Memory, suggestions against the encou.
by the Roman Catholics, 491–Riot at

ragement of, 136
a Missionary meeting at Cork, 495 Meteorological Tables, 123, 358, 485, 612,
Irving, Washington, remarks on his Tales

730
of a Traveller, 294

Men and Women, brief hypothesis con-
Italy, Botta's Modern History of, 262 cerning the difference in their genius, 387
Kean, Mr, on the auto-biography of, 271 Military appointments, promotions, &c.,
Knowledge, on some errors respecting the 124, 360, 486, 613, 731

advancement and diffusion of, 26 Modern history of Italy, remarks on Mr
Landon, Miss L. E. review of her poems, Botta's, 262
189

Mother's lament for her son, the, 33
Lessing's Laocoon, review of, 312 Mullion, Mr, letters of, to the leading
Letter from Leigh Hunt to Christopher poets of the age, 285-Songs by, 589,
North, Esq. 67

596
to the Ettrick Shepherd, 86 Murray, Lord Charles, death of, 490

on Medwin's Conversations of Lord Music, a satire, review of, 183
Byron, 536

Naval proinotions, 364
of Lord Belgrave to the Cheshire New Year's Chant, 680
Whig Club, 513

New Christmas Carol, 680

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Noctes Ambrosianæ, XVI., No. 231. Publications, monthly list of new ones, 118,
No. XVII, 585

352, 604, 725
North America, peculiarities of, 129 Reciprocal influence of periodical publica-

Fine arts generally neglected by the tions, and intellectual progress, 518
Americans, 131_Their most celebrated Remarks on the History of Ancient and
painters educated in Britain, ib.-Cop Modern Wines, l-On the late session of
icy, West, ib.--Turnbull, Rembrandt, Parliament, 74_On the profligacy of the
Peale, 132–Alston, Morse, 133_Stew. London periodical press, 179, 438-On
art, Leslie, 134-Newton, C. Harding, Mr Botta's Modern History of Italy, 262
135—Summary view of, 617

-On the auto-biography of Edmund
Notice of an old English drama called Kean, 271--On Tales of a Traveller, 294

“ The Valiant Scot,” founded on the On American writers, 304, 415, 560

story of Sir William Wallace, 672 -On the Church of England and the
ODoherty, Sir Morgan, his remarks on Dissenters, 395-On the liberal system,

Henderson the historian, 1-Maxims of, 442--On an angry article in the North

334_His Farewell to Scotland, 598 American Review, 474-On the con-
Oudney, Dr Walter, death of, 490

duct of the Roman Catholics at Bible
Painting, review of memoirs of, 505

Society meetings, 491-On the recipro.
Parliament, the late session of_Review cal influence of the periodical publica.

of the leading features of, 74—Policy of tions, and the intellectual progress of
the Whigs, 75–Their praises of Sir Ro. this country, 518_On the Cheshire
bert Wilson, 78, and Lord Cochrane, Whig Association, 540-On a Summary
79--Conduct of the House of Commons View of America, 617
towards Lord Eldon, 80-Danger of de. Review of Hoffman's work called the
stroying party spirit, 81-Estimate of Devil's Elixir, 55–Of the leading fea-
the Ministerial and Opposition speakers, tures of the late session of Parliament,
82_Remission of taxes, 83_The prins 74—Of Captain Rock detected, 97–Of
ciples of free trade the principles of ruin, Sir Robert Ker Porter's Travels, 140-
ib.

Of music, a satire, 183_-Of Miss Lan.
Periodical publications and intellectual pro don's poetry, 189_Of Schiller's Fiesko,

gress, or their reciprocal influence, 518 194_Of M-Crie's Life of Andrew Mel
Poetry. - Farewell to Greece, 25--The ville, 251_Of Lessing's Laocoon, 312

Mother's Lament for her Son, 33-Let. -Of Goetz von Berlichingen, a tragedy,
ter from Timothy Tickler to the Editor 169_Of Memoirs of Joseph Brasbridge,
of the John Bull Magazine, 115—Son. 428_Of Buchanan's Memoirs of Paint-
net to a Child, 161_Song from the Bea. ing, 505–Of a Description of the British
con, 177—Future Prospects of the Galleries of Art, 513_Of Medwin's
World, 278_Autumnal Stanzas, 290 Conversations of Lord Byron, 530
The Shepherd's Cot, 385--Song, “There Riots in Ireland at Bible meetings, 495
is not a breath,” 394—The Magic Lay Russell, William, Esq. advocate, notice of
of the One-horse Chay, 440—Twilight, the death of, 736
473_Symbolic Wild Flowers, 517– Rock, Captain, detected, review of, 97
The Left-handed Fiddler, by the Ettrick School of Southside, examination of the,
Shepherd, 528—Song, " The Whigs of 653
Chester," 547-A Summer Evening's Schiller's play of the Fiesko, review of,
Love Story, 579—Song in praise of the 194
Daga, 589-Ditto for Reformers, 596– Scotch school of metaphysics, Magalotti
ODoherty's Farewell to Scotland, 598 on the, 227
The Crabstick, 600—Examination of the Scotland, ODoherty's farewell to, 598
School of Southside, 653_New Christ- Sharp, Simon, review of his poem called
mas Carol, 680-New Year's Chant, Music, a satire, 183

ib.-Farewell to Twenty-Four, 681 Shepherd's cot, the, 385
Political Econoinist, the, Essay II. Part Song on the Whigs of Chester, 547

II. On money, 34-Whether foreign or Songs by Mr Mullion, 589, 596, 600
domestic trade is most conducive to na. Songs by O Dolierty, 598, 600
tional wealth, 40-_ On the corn trade, 41 Sonnets, 161
-Essay III. Part I. Difference between Southey, Mr, letter from, in answer to an
practical and speculative opinions, 203 attack of Lord Byron, 712
Estimate of the real value of the facts of Speculations of a traveller concerning the
political arithmeticians, 204–14

people of the United States, 91
Porter, Sir Robert Ker, review of his Tra. Suggestions against the encouragement of
vels, 140

memory, 136
Posthumous letters of Charles Edwards, Suicide, the, 158

Esq., No. III., 45e No. IV., 658 Summary View of America, by an English.
Prices current, 122, 357, 484, 611, 729 man, remarks on, 617_Face of the coun-
Profligacy of the London periodical press, try, 621-Cities, towns, and villages, 623
on the, 179, 438

-Modes and conveniences of travelling,
Prussian government, defence of the, 245 626-Men, 631- The women, 632.

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Domestic life, ib. Spirit of conversa. Twilight, 473
tion, 633— Intelligence, 634—Patriot- United States, speculations of à traveller
ism, hospitality, politeness, 637–Reli respecting the people of the, 9)
gion and religious sects, 638–The In. Valiant Scot, the, an ancient English dra-
dians, ib._Slavery, slave trade, free ma, notice of, 672
blacks, colonization society, 640—The Vicarage, letters from the, No. I. 548
English language, oratory, literature, Visits to the harem, Visit III., 17
644 – The government, 645_Political Wallace, Sir William, notice of an old
parties, 648_Manufactures and com drama founded on the story of, 672
merce, the fine arts, morals, 650_Na. West Indian Controversy, the, No. IV.,

tional character, 651-Conclusion, ib. 682
Summer evening's love story, a, 579 Whigs of Cheshire, remarks on their asso-
Symbolic wild flowers, 517

ciation, 540_Lord Belgrave's letter to
Table talk. A New Series. No. 1., 71 the, 543—Song on the, 547
Tales of a Traveller, remarks of Timothy Wild flowers, symbolic, 517
Tickler on, 294

Wines, ancient and modern, remarks on
Thoughts on the advancement and diffu. the history of, 1
sion of knowledge, 26

Wonderful passage in the life of Mansic
Tickler, Timothy, letters of, No. XVI., 115 Wauch, tailor, 436

-No. XVII., 222_No. XVIII., 294 Works preparing for publication, 117, 350,
-No. XIX., 715

602, 723
Travels, Sir R. K. Porter's, review of, 140 World, future prospects of the, 278
Traveller, speculations of a, 91

INDEX TO BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS.

BIRTHS.
Coke, 365

Hamilton, 488
Abercrombie, 365

Maclagan, 614
Cook, 126

Hawthorn, 126 Macleod, 615
Alexander, 733
Cooper, 488
Hay, 126

Macneal, 488
Allan, 365
Craigie, 488
Head, 365

M'Queen, 733
Baillie, 614
Craufurd, 488 Heriot, 488

Maitland, 733
Baird, 488
Cumming, 614

Hislop, 734 Maxwell, 488
Balfour, 733

Cunningham, 733 Hogarth, 734 Menzies, 488
Baxter, 365
Cusine, 488

Hope, 615, ib. Miller, 488
Begbie, 488
Dalyell, 365
Huie, 488

Minto, 488
Bere, 365
Davidson, 734 Hunt, 365

Mitchell, 734
Berry, 733

Dawson, 365 Hunter, 734, ib. Montagu, 365
Bethune, 365 Deans, 615, 734 Hutchins, 365 Montgomery, 488,
Bollein, 734
Delawar, 365
Inglis, 733

615
Borthwick, 126,614 Donaldson, 126,734 Irving, 365

Morrison, 365, ib.
Boswell, 488 Drummond, 365 Johnston, 126, 365, Mylne, 126
Bowie, 488
Dunbar, 615

615

Murray, 488
Bradford, 365
Duncap, 126
Jolly, 126

Napier, 733, ib.
Brodie, 126
Dundas, 188
Jones, 488

Nicholson, 614
Broomfeld, 365

Dunlop, 734 Kenney, 488
Brougham, 488

Ogilvy, 126, 614
Elliot, 365

Kinnear, 365, 488 Oliver, 734
Bruce, 365

Elphinstone, 733 Kintore, 126 Orleans, 365
Burnet, 365 Erskine, 365, ib. Knowles, 614 Paget, 365
Bushby, 614
Filden, 733

Krim Ghery, 365 Pasley, 733
Calder, 126
Fisher, 365
Lang, 126

Pearson, 365
Cameron, 126 Fitzclarence, 126 Learmonth, 365, Peat, 365
Campbell, 365, ib. Forrest, 733

488

Radcliffe, 614
615, 733

Fraser, 365, ib. 488, Leslie, 126, 365 Ralston, 614
Cargill, 614

615

Lindsay, 126 Rattray, 488
Carinichael, 615 Gairdner, 733 Little, 365

Renny, 615
Caulfield, 126 Gibb, 365

Lockhart, 614 Richardson, 488
Chetiynd, 365 Gibson, 614

Logan, 365

Robertson, 488,615
Cheyne, 734
Glen, 488
Lundie, 733

Ross, 365, 614
Christie, 126, 365, Gordon, 365, ib. Macalister, 733 Rymer, 615
ib.

733, ib.

M'Grigor, 365 Sanders, 615
Clarke, 126, 488 Gower, 488

Mackay, 126 Sands, 126
Cleghorn, 734 Grant, 126, 365 Mackintosh, 615 Sandwith, 365
Clerk, 126

Greenock, 734 Mackenzie,
Cochrane, 483

126, Schenley, 126
Hagart, 365

365, 614, 734 Scott, 188, 734, ib.

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