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EDINBURGH MAGAZINE,

OR

LITER ART MISCELLANT, fc

For JANUARY 1794.

With a View of the Rumbling Bridge, at Glea-Devon, in the Parish of Muchart, Kinross-Shire.

This Bridge is flung over a chasm, worn by the River Devon, about 90 feet deep, very narrow, and horrible to look down; the bottom in many parts is covered with fragments, in others the waters are visible, gushing between the Hones with great violence; the (ides in many places project, and almost lock in each other, trees shoot out in various sp.o's, and contribute to increase the gloom of the gl-n, while the ear is filled with the cawing of Daws, the cooing of Wood Pigeons, and the imp tuuus noise of the waters.

Contents:

Page Register of the Weather tor Jan. -2 Principal Occurrences in 1793, 3 Anecdotes of Honore D'UrJ e, Au

thor of the Ajlrea, - 5

Account ot the Life of Dr John

Dee, - "9

Comments on Sterne, by John Fer

r/er, M. D. - 14

Account of the State of the Body
and Mind in Old Age, with
Observations on its Diseases, and
their Remedies, - 20

Account of Sir Joshua Reynolds, 22
Account of the Scailags, or Pre-
dial Slaves, in the Western Is-
lands of Scotland, 27
Domestic Conveniences of the Sub-
tenants in the Western Isles, 28
Account of the Extraordinary
Manner in which the Inhabitants
of St Kilda catch Solan Geese, 29
Account of the Persons, Genius,
and Disposition, Name, Dress,
ckc. of the Japanese, - 30
Anecdotes of Hugh Kelly, Esij, 37
Account of the- African Termites

Bellicosi, a species of Ant, 42
On Luxury, Idleness, and Industry, 45
Rejections on Singularity of Man-
ners, - - 48

Page Account of the State-Prifon of Ko

nigstein, in Saxiny, - co

Account of the Enjoyments of the

Ancient Anglo-Saxon}, 51

Life of Henry Howard, Earl of

Surrey, - - 52

The Prowess and Death of Cap-
tain Tranchemqnt, and his brave
Companions; a Tale, - 55

Poetry.
Qde for the New Year, - 62

to Pity, - ib.

The Goldfinch and Linnet, - 63
Sonnet, by Miss JLocie, - ib.

Choose for Yourself, - ib.

Description of Spring, - 64

A Vow to love faithfully, - ib.

Monthly Register. Proceedings of the National Convention of France, - 65 Intelligence from Sweden, - 72 —— from Russia, America, WestIndies, and Toulpn, - 73

from the East Indies, 74

His Majesty's Speech to both

Houses of Parliament, - 75 Affairs in Scotland; trial of John

Macnab, - 76

Trial of William Skirving, 77

Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 80

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EDINBURGH MAGAZINE,

O R

LITERARY MISCELLANY,

For JANUARY 1794.

With a View of the Rumbling Bridge at Glen-Devon.

PRINCIPAL OCCURRENCES FROM DECEMBER 1792 TO DECEMBER 1793.

MR Mimro, son of Sir Hector Munro, Bart.

1792. Dec. 22

killed by a royal tiger on Saugar island.

26. Louis XVI. brought to the bar of the Convention, when De/c-ze, one of his Counsel, delivered a speech in his defence.

27. Citizen Chauvelin presented a note to Lord Grenville, requesting to know whether France was to consider Britain as a neutral or hostile power.

28. In the National Convention a declaration from the Court of Spain was read, promising a strict neutrality—At fame time, a letter was presented, requiting the Convention not to commit violence on Louis XVI. but to allow him to chuse an asylum for himself. The note adds, That, upon this ground alone, Spain will remain neuter in the war.

31. Lord Grenville sent an answer to Chauvelin, remarking upon some observations contained in his note, and informing him, that he could not be received but as from his Most Christian Majesty.

1793. Jan. 4. The National Con

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vention publislied a reply to Lord Greuville's answer, in which they explained their decree, viz. that they would assist any nation wishing to throw off tyranny.

6. The King of Prussia published the reasons for his troops marching into Poland, viz. to quash French principles, and oppose the change of Government of May 3, I 791.

7. James Tytler, chemist, outlawed by the High Court of Justiciary for not appearing to stand trial when accused of publishing an "Address to the people and their Friends."

8. William Stewart, late merchant in Leith, outlawed by the High Court of Justiciary for not appearing to stand trial when accused of circulating seditious writings and medals.

— Received the Royal Assent— the alien bill—bill for preventing the circulation of assignats, ckc.

11. Three young lads sentenced by the High Court os Justiciary to nine months imprisonment, for uttering seditious words in Edinburgh Castle.

12. An attack against the people in Kells, Ireland, made by the Defenders, and several killed.

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15. The National Convention decreed that Louis Capet was guilty of a conspiracy against the Liberty of the Nation, and of attempts against the Safety of the State—'["he Convention, after sitting thirty-fix hours, voted that death be inflicted on Louis Capet. The votes were—for death, 366—for detention or banishment, 319—for imprisonment, 2.

19. An investigation of the votes against Lcfois took place, when there appeared a majority of 27 votes decidedly for death over all the other species of voters.—After which 310 voted for delaying the execution of the sentence—348 against delay,

20. A person named Paris, one of the King's late Body Guards, flabbed Pelletier in a Coffeehouse, for having voted the death of Louis.

21. Louis executed, and his body interred in the burying ground of La Madaliene; aged 39 years.

24. Mons. Chauvelin received official orders to depart from Britain before the 1st of February.

25. Lord Auckland presented a Declaration to the States General relative to the correspondence between Lord Grenvilleand M. Cliauvelin, and the sentiments entertained by Britain towards France.—Mons. Chauvelin, French ambassador, left London for Paris.

27. A French squadron bombardjed the city of Cagliari.

38. The King sent a message to the House of Commons, intimating, that from the proceedings of France, it was necessary to increase the forces of this kingdom.—The. High Court of Justiciary outlawed James Thomson Callender, accused of publiming, "The Political Progress of Great Britain," &c

31. Lord George Gordon's term of imprisonment expired; but not being able to find proper security, he was remanded to Newgate.—Paris, the assassin of Pelletier, being seized at Fofges les Eux, blew cut his brains.'

Feb. 1. In the National Convention it was decreed, that the French nation is at war with the King of England and the Stadtholderof Holland.

3. M. Marat, who, came to London to negociate with Ministry after Chauvelin set offr received orders to quit the kingdom. Hft obtained no interview with Ministers.

4. James Smith, gunsmith in Glasgow, outlawed by the High Court of Justiciary for not appearing to stand trial for writing a seditious advertisement.—An embargo laid on all vessels in Britilh ports belonging to France.

6. A deputation of Dutch Patriots in Paris thanked the Convention for declaring war against the Stadtholder.

11. Proclamation issued to make reprisals against France.—The Convention between Great Britain and Spain relative to Nootka Sound signed at London.-*— Sir James Eyre appointed Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas.

11. Sir Archibald Macdonald appointed Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer.

13. Sir John Scot appointed Attorney General, and John Mitford, Esq. Solicitor General.

15. The Tron Church os Glasgow burnt down.

19. Thomas Dowjing, a witness on Captain lumber's trial, found guilty of perjury.

26. Thomas Devereux, a witness on Captain Kimber's trial, tried for perjury and acquitted.—The States General of the United Provinces issued a Manifesto, in which they inserted a Proclamation circulated by General Dumourier, and refuted his charges against the Stadtholder.

21. All French strangers ordered to quit Rotterdam.

24. Breda surrendered to Dumourier.

25. The first embarkation of Guards"

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