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but in a large dose it produces sickness at sto If the eye and the finger remain quiet, these colors mach and vomiting. Negroes are less affected vanish in a second minute of time, but if the finger by it than white people. Dr. Cullen, however, be moved with a quavering motion, they appear again. “We can perceive nothing in this bark but

Newton's Opticks. says, that of a simple bitter; the virtues ascribed to it Quaver, in music, a measure of time equal to in dysentery have not been confirmed by my ex half a crochet, a fourth part of a minim, or an perience, or that of the practitioners in this eighth part of a semibreve. country; and, leaving what others are said to QUAY, 7. 8. Fr. quai. See below. A key; have experienced to be further examined and con an artificial bank to the sea or river, on which sidered by practitioners, I can only at present say goods are conveniently unladen. that my account of the effect of bitters will

Kay, key, or quay, is a wharf or place by the waperhaps explain the virtues ascribed to the si- ter side, in a sea-port, for the loading and unloading maruba. In dysentery I have found an infusion of merchandise. The verb cajore, in old writers, acof chamomile flowers a more useful remedy.' cording to Scaliger, signifies to keep in or restrain ;

QUATERÄNARY, Lat. quaternarius, qua- and hence came our term kay ; the ground where QUATER'NION, or

keys are made being bound in with planks and posts. QUATER'NITY. Sternio. The number four.

Dr. A. Rees. Air and ye elements, the eldest birth

QUAY, or Key, a long wharf, usually built of Of nature's womb, that in quaternion run

stone, by the side of a harbour or river, and havPerpetual circle, multiform, and mix

ing several storehouses for the convenience of And nourish all things ; let your ceaseless change 'ading and discharging merchant ships; with Vary to our great Maker still new praise. Milton. posts and rings whereby they are secured ; to

The number of four stands much admired, not gether with cranes, capsterns, and other engines, only in the quaternity of the elements, which are the to lift the goods in or out of the vessels which principles of bodies, but in the letters of the name of lie along side. God.

Browne.

QUEA'CHY, adj. Originally perhaps quacky, The objections against the quaternary of elements

Unsound; boggy. Not in and ternary of principles, needed not to be opposed quaggy, or quashy. so much against the doctrines themselves. Boyle. I have not in this scheme of these nine quaternions

The boggy mears and queachy fens below. of consonants, distinct known characters, whereby to

Drayton. express them, but must repeat the same.

Gocdwin's queachy sand. Hölder's Elements of Speech. QUEAN, n. s. Sax. cpean, þorcpen. A low QUATRAIN, T. 8. Fr. quatrain. A stanza or worthleis woman; a strumpet. of four lines rhyming alternately: as,

As fit as the nail to his hole, or as a scolding I have writ my poem in quatrains or stanzas of quean to a wrangling knave.

Shakspeare. four in alternate rhyme, because I have ever judged This well they understand like cunning queans, them of greater dignity for the sound and number, And hide their nastiness behind the scenes. than any other verse in use. Dryden.

Dryden. QUATRE-BRAS, a hamlet of the Netherlands, Such is that sprinkling which some careless quean in the province of Namur, about seven miles Flirts on you from her mop.

Swift. west of Ligny, remarkable for the memorable Now Tam, O Tam ; had they been queans conflict occurring here between the British and A'plump and strapping in their teens ; French, on the 16th of June, 1815. It derives Their sarks, instead o' creeshie fannen,

Been snaw-white seventeen bunder linen ! its name from the meeting of four roads. See WATERLOO.

Burns. QUATUORVIRI, in antiquity, formerly writ QUEA'SY, adj. Of uncertain etymology. ten JIII Viri, Roman magistrates, who had the Goth. kuesa, is to sicken ; sicken with nausea; care of conducting and settling the colonies sent fastidious; squeamish. into the provinces. There were also quatuorviri

1, with your two helps, will so practise on Beneappointed to inspect the high-ways, to take care dict, that, in despight of his quick wit and his of repairs, &c.

queasy stomach, he shall fall in love with Beatrice. QUAVER, v. n. Sax. cpavan. To shake

Shakspeare. the voice; speak or sing with a tremulous voice; He, queasy with his insolence, already tremble.

Will their good thoughts call from him. Id. Miso sitting on the ground with her knees up, and Whether a rotten slate and hope of gain, her hands upon her knees, tuning her voice with Or to disuse me from the queasy pain many a quarering cough, thus discoursed. Sidney. Of being beloved and loving, The division and quavering, which please so much Out push me first.

Donne. in musick, have an agreement with the glittering of

The humility of Gregory the Great would not adlight playing upon a wave.

Bacon.

mit the style of bishop, but the ambition of Boniface A membrane, stretched like the head of a drum, made no scruple thereof, nor have queasy resolutions is to receive the impulse of the sound, and to vi- been harboured in their successors ever since. brate or quaver according to its reciprocal motions.

Browne's Vulgar Errours. Now sportive youth

Without question, Carol incondite rhythms with suiting notes,

Their conscience was too queasy of digestion. Philips.

Dryden And quaver in harmonious. We shall hear her quavering them half a minute

Men's stomachs are generally so queasy in these after us, to some sprightly airs of the opera.

cases, that it is not safe to overload them. Addison.

Government of the Tongue. Vol. XVIII.

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Ray.

QUEBEC, the capital of Canada and of British Louis Street, running nearly parallel to St. Jolin America, is situated at the junction of Charles Street, is much more elevated, airy, and agreeaRiver with the St. Lawrence, and is divided into ble, and by far the pleasantest part of the town; the Old and New, or Upper and Lower towns. as such, most of the superior officers of the proThe former is on a rocky promontory, named vincial government, and people of the first rank Cape Diamond, the summit of which is 350 feet reside here. above the level of the river. On the highest On the south shore of the river, opposite Cape part of the promontory is the citadel, composed Diamond, is Point Levi, which with the former of a whole bastion, a curtain, and half bastion, cape narrows the river to three-quarters of a mile; with a ditch, counterguard, covered way, and but between these points and Orleans Island is glacis to the south-west, with many other works, a basin, five or six miles wide, capable of holdso that the fortifications may be considered as ing 100 sail of the line. The rise of tide at the impregnable, both by nature and art, and re- equinoxes is twenty-five feet. Charles's River, quire 5000 men to defend them properly. which empties itself at the town, issues froin á

The public buildings are chiefly remarkable lake of the same name, twelve miles from Quefor their great solidity, and consist of the castle bec, and is only navigable for boats. of St. Louis; a Catholic church; the ancient At Quebec the river begins to freeze in DeJesuit's College, now occupied as a barrack for cember, and some years the ice becomes solid the troops ; a seminary for the education of and stationary, and carriages and horses cross Catholic clergy; a Protestant church; court- side to side. The ice usually begins to break house; the hotel-dieu, or civil hospital ; a poor- up in April, when a sudden thaw comes on, and house; a new jail ; a convent of Ursulines, generally clears the river in a few days. The which has thirty-six sisters; a general hospital, first breaking up is accompanied by a noise like &c. There are two market-places; a place that of a heavy cannonade; for the current being d'armes, a parade, and an esplanade. The castle then increased, by the melting of the ice and of St. Louis, situated on the summit of the rock, snow, the masses of the former are driven against is a handsome stone building, seated near the each other with great fury and noise. Between edge of a precipice, something more than 200 Quebec and Point Levi, on the opposite shore feet high, and supported towards the steep by a of the St. Lawrence, a great number of ferrysolid work of masonry, rising nearly half the boats are continually passing. In the winter, height of the edifice, and surmounted by a spa- when masses of ice are floating up and down cious gallery, whence there is a most command- with the tide, and often when there is a strong ing prospect over the basin, the island of Or- breeze, impelled at the rate of three or four knots leans, Point Levi, and the surrounding country. an hour, this passage is singularly laborious; yet The whole pile is 162 feet long, by forty-five it is very rare that accidents happen. It is not broad, and three stories high. This building an uncommon thing to see several large canoes, has been repaired and improved on a grand laden with provisions for the market, crossing scale. The new jail was completed in 1814, at the river as nearly in a line as they are able to an expense of £15,000.

keep. They are provided with strong poles, The Lower Town is the principal place of having iron hooks at the end for grappling hold commerce, and occupies the ground at the foot of the ice, and drag ropes; the cargoes are geof the promontory, which has been gradually nerally secured by a strong lashing. When gained, either by mining, or running out wharfs : large sheets of ice oppose their progress, the it is considered unhealthy. The streets of both men, by means of the poles and ropes, which towns are in general irregular, uneven, and nar- they employ with uncommon ability, get the canoe row, and few of them paved: but some con upon it, and by main force drag it perhaps fifty siderable improvements in the style of building or sixty yards, or until they find a convenient have of late been made, as well as in the plan opening to launch it again among the smaller of the streets. The houses are of unequal fragments. Quebec exports grain, flour, timber, heights, and often covered with boards, though lumber, ashes, &c. In return, all the manufacthe frequent fires have caused some to use tin tures of Europe are imported. The annual or painted sheet iron. Next the river are very value of the exports and imports amount to about extensive warehouses, and vessels come close to £1,000,000 sterling. Mr. Bouchette estimates the wharfs to discharge their cargoes; at some the population of this city at 18,000 souls. of them the vessels remain afloat at low water, The French first chose the ground on which at others, which are not carried so far out, or Quebec now stands for a settlement, in the year where the river does not deepen so suddenly, 1608. Its progress was slow, owing to the hosthe vessels lie dry at low water. The communi- tility of the natives. In 1629 it was taken by cation from the Lower to the Upper Town is by the English, but restored. In 1690 it was fortia winding street, at the top of which is a fortified, and from this period gradually improved.

In 1711 an attempt was made by the English Mountain Street, where formerly the ascent and Americans, under brigadier Hill, to surwas so steep as to make it difficult for a car- prise Quebec, but it proved abortive; and it reriage, is now passable for all sorts of vehicles. mained in possession of the French till the meJohn Street, Buade Street, Fabrique Street, and morable year 1759, when it was taken by the the greater part of Palace Street, may be con- English, under the command of the brave l'olfe, sidered as the mercantile part of the Upper who fell in the engagement : by the peace in Town, being inhabited chiefly by merchants, re 1763 it was ceded; with the rest of Canada, to tail traders, artizans, and tavern-keepers. St. this country. In 1775 the Americans made an

fied gate.

sea.

unsuccessful attempt against this city, with the make over to the East India Company all that loss of about 700 men, and their commander part of his sea-coast between Qualla Karrican Montgomery.

and the river side of Qualla Moodah, and 'meaNothing can be more beautiful than the sum- suring inland from the sea sixty orlongs; which mer views between Quebec and Montreal, both tract of country the company engaged to protect banks of the river being thickly dotted with from all eneinies and pirates. The king agreed villages and farm-houses, the latter extremely to permit the free exportation of provisions, and neat ; and in each of the former, however small, other articles, to Prince of Wales's Island, and is a church.

engaged not to permit any European to settle in QUECK, v. n. Sex. gępican, to wince. To his dominions. The treaty stipulated for the apshrink; show pain; complain. Not in use. prehension and delivery of insurgents, felons,

The lads of Sparta were accustomed to be whip- debtors, and slaves; and, in consideration of the ped at altars, without so much as quecking. Bacon. benefits accruing to the company, they agreed

QUEDAH, or Kinder, a Malay principality to pay his majesty of Queda 10,000 dollars anin the peninsula of Malacca, on the west coast, nually. along which it extends about 150 miles, between QUEDLINBURG, a large town of Prussian 50 and go N. lat., and immediately opposite Saxony, on the Bude, thirty miles S.S.W. of MagPrince of Wales's Island. It presents a consider. deburg. It is surrounded by an earthen mound, able plain, covered with close wood, through and divided into the Old and New Town, which which winds a river navigable for small craft up has three suburbs. The abbey church is handto the foot of the mountains. From Trang to some, but the others are only remarkable as anPurlis this coast is sheltered by many islands, tiquities. Until 1802 there was a Lutheran the distance being twenty-four leagues, low, and abbey for ladies in this neighbourhood, which covered with woods. The water is also remark- was admitted to rank with the principalities of ably shallow, ships being obliged to anchor a the empire. In that year it was secularised. great distance from the shore. Along this tract Here are manufactures of woollen, a high school, eleven small rivers empty themselves into the and several hospitals; and the poet Klopstock

Inland this country is from twenty to was born here. thirty-five miles in breadth, but the cultivated QUEEN, n. s. & 0. n. Sax. cpen, a woman, a land no where exceeds twenty miles from the wife, the wife of a king; the wife or widow of a shore.

king; a female sovereign: to play the queen. The smaller rivers of Quedah are navigable

He was lapt for prows, and some of them for larger vessels.

In a most curious mantle, wrought by the hand Qualla Mooda is a shallow rapid stream, con Of his queen mother.

Shakspeare. Cymbeline. venient on account of its communication with A threepence bowed would hire me, the tin mines; the annual produce of which is Old as I am, to queen it. Id. Henry VIII. about 1000 peculs, and might be much more.

Have 1 a queen The country to the south, being supplied with Past by my fellow rulers of the world ? abundant moisture, is extremely productive of

Have I refused their blood to mix with yours, rice, and abounds with buffaloes, bullocks, and

And raise new kings from so obscure a race? poultry. The other articles of commerce are tin,

Dryden. elephants' teeth, wax, &c.; and the imports the forty-five years, means no more than that the dura

That queen Elizabeth lived sixty-nine, and reigned same as at the other Malay ports, chiefly opium tion of her existence was equal to sixty-nine, and the and Spanish dollars. It was a place of con- duration of her government to forty-five annual residerable trade before the establishment of Princevolutions of the sun.

Locke. of Wales's Island.

The meanest hind in fair Scotland The principal sea-port, called Quedah by

May rove their sweets amang ; strangers, and Quallah Batany by the natives, is But I, the queen of a' Scotland, in lat. 6° N. Its river is navigable for vessels of

Maun lie in prison strang.

Burns. 300 tons; but the entrance is choked up by a Within the garden's peaceful scen mud bank; and the road, where ships of burden

Appeared two lovely foes anchor, is above two leagues from the shore. At Aspiring to the rank of queen. the mouth there was a small brick fort, now in

T'he Lily and the Rose. Couper. ruins. Both shores are muddy, swampy, and Queen, in law. The queen of England is covered with jungle. Seven miles up the river either queen regnant queen consort, or queen is Allistar, where the king resides, to which dowager. The queen regent, regnant, or soveplace all vessels can ascend whose draught of reign, is she who holds the crown in her own water permits to pass the bar.

right; as the first, and perhaps the second, queen In 1786 an agreement was entered into with Mary, queen Elizabeth, and queen Anne ; and the king of Quedah for the cession of Pulo Pe- such a one has the same powers, prerogatives, nang, now Prince of Wales's Island, to the Bri- rights, dignities, and duties, as if she had been tish; and, in May 1792, a regular treaty of peace a king. But the queen consort is the wife of the and amity, to continue as long as the sun and reigning king; and she, by virtue of her marriage, moon give light, was concluded; by this the East is participant of divers prerogatives above other India Company engaged to pay the king 6000 women. She is a public person, distinct from dollars annually, while they remained in posses- the king; and not, like other married wonen, so sion of the island. In 1802 a new arrangement closely connected as to have lost all legal or was entered into, by the conditions of which separate existence. For the queen is of ability Yeng de per Tuan, king of Quedah, agreed to to purchase lands, and to convey them, to make

leases, to grant copyholds, and do other acts of The winter queening is good for the table. Id. ownership, without the concurrence of her lord. QUEEN CATHERINE's FORELAND, the northShe is also capable of receiving a grant from the cast point of Terra del Fuego, at the east enking, which no other wife is from her husband. trance into the straits of Magellan, discovered by The queen of England has separate courts and Frobisher in 1576. officers, distinct from the king's, not only in Queen Charlotte's FORELAND, the southmatters of ceremony, but even of law; and her east extremity of New Caledonia. Long. 167° attorney and solicitor-general are entitled to a 14' E., lat. 22° 15' N. Also the name of the place within the bar of his majesty's courts, to- south-west point of New Hanover, in the eastern gether with the king's counsel. She may like- seas ; discovered by captain Carteret in 1767. wise sue and be sued alone, without joining her It is a high bluff point, and the land around has husband. She may also have a separate property a great number of little hummocks or hills. in goods as well as lands, and has a right to dis- Long. 148° 27' E., lat. 2° 29' S. pose of them by will. In short, she is in all Queen CHARLOTTE's Island, an island in the legal proceedings looked upon as a feme sole, Pacific, about six miles long and one broad, disand not as a feme covert; as a single, not as a covered in 1767 by captain Wallis. He describes married woman. For which the reason given is it as sandy and level, full of trees, without underthis: Because the wisdom of the common law wood, and abounding with scurvy-grass. The would not have the king (whose continual care canoes appeared to be about thirty feet long, and study is for the public, and circa ardua four feet broad, and three and a half deep. Two regni) to be troubled and disquieted on account of these, being brought along-side of each other, of his wife's domestic affairs; and therefore it were fastened at the distance of about three feet, vests in the queen a power of transacting her by cross beams, passing from the larboard gunown concerns, without the intervention of the wale of one to that of the other, in the middle, king.

and near to each end. The inhabitants were The queen has also many exemptions, and handsome, of a middle stature, and dark comminute prerogatives. For instance: she pays no plexion, with long black hair. Long. 138° 4' W., tol); nor is she liable to any amercement in any lat. 19° 18' S. court. But in general, unless where the law Queen Charlotte's .SLANDS, a group in the has expressly declared her exempted, she is North Pacific Ocean, of which we know very upon the same footing with other subjects; being, little, except that they lie off the west coast of to all intents and purposes, the king's subject, North America; the largest being of a triangular and not his equal. Nevertheless, it is equally forin, about 170 miles long, and in some places treason to compass or imagine the death of our sixty broad. These islands were observed by lady the king's companion, as of the king him- captain Cook, who imagined them to form part self : and to violate or defile the queen consort of the continent. They were first discovered to amounts to the same high crime; as well in the be islands by Dixon, in 1787. Being visited by person committing the fact, as in the queen her- captain Gray, of the United States, he called self, if consenting. If, however, the queen be them Washington's Islands, and found several accused of any species of treason, she shall, convenient harbours. Vancouver coasted along whether consort or dowager, be tried by the the shore, and observed that near the sea the peers of parliament.

land was elevated, but rose gradually into rugThe husband of a queen regnant, as prince ged and uneven mountains towards the interior George of Denmark was to queen Anne, is her of the principal island. He understood that the subject; and may be guilty of high treason inhabitants cultivated a species of tobacco. against her : but, in the instance of conjugal in- Long. from 131° to 133° 7' 'W., lat. 52° to 54° fidelity, he is not subjected to the same penal 22' N. restrictions.

Queen CHARLOTTE's Islands, another group Queen Dowager is the widow of the king, discovered by captain Carteret in 1767, consistand as such enjoys most of the privileges be- ing of Egmont's Island or New Guernsey, Lord longing to her as queen consort: but it is not Howe's Island or New Jersey, and several others. high treason to violate her chastity, or conspire Carteret sent a cutter, with the master and a her death, because the succession is not en- party of men, on shore ; when a quarrel ensued, dangered thereby; but no man can marry her respecting the cutting down of a cocoa-tree, without special license from the king, on pain of in which many Indians were killed, and, on the forfeiting his lands and goods.

side of the English, the master and three of the Queen Ann's County, a county of Maryland, seamen were wounded, and soon after died. bounded north by Kent; east by Delaware; Captain Carteret, being desirous to get in some south-east by Caroline county; south by Talbot water, veered the ship close to the shore, but county ; and west by Chesapeake Bay. The was himself induced to order several shots to be chief town is Antreville.

fired, by which several Indians seem to have QUEEN-APPLE, N. S. Queen and apple. A been killed, before he could attain his purpose. species of apple.

These islands were discovered in 1595 by MenHer cheeks with kindly claret spread,

dana, the principal being called by him Santa Aurora-like new out of bed,

Cruz. The others are very inconsiderable. Or like the fresh queen-apple's side,

• The inhabitants of Egmont Island,' says CarBlushing at sight of Phæbus' pride. Sidney. teret, ‘are extremely nimble, vigorous, and active, The queen-apple is of the summer kind, and a good and seem to be as well qualified to live in the cyder-apple mixed with others.

Mortimer. water as upon the land; for they were in and

out of their canoes almosi erery minute. The relating to the Sliebh-Bloom mountains is, tha: canoes that cane out against us from the west the north side of the whole range is singularly end of the island might probably, upon occasion, fertile, while the south is completely barren. carry about a dozen men, though three or four Here also are the sources of the only two rivers manage them with amazing dexterity; we saw, of consequence in the county, the Barrow and however, others of a large size upon the beach, the Nore; the former rendered navigable by with awnings or shades over them. We got two deepening and by lateral cuts, but the latter unof their bows, and a bundle of their arrows, from manageable from its rapidity and sudden floods. a canoe; and with these weapons they do exe- The Queen's County abounds in mineral procution at an incredible distance. One of them ductions; the great bed of coal, called the Leinswent through the boat's washboard, and dan- ter district, lies between the rivers Nore and gerously wounded a midshipman in the thigh. Barrow, and rests upon limestone: this coal is Their arrows were pointed with fint, and we of the non-flaming species called stone, and saw among them no appearance of any metal. sometimes Kilkenny coal; the vein reaching this The country in general is woody and mountain- last district. The limestone of this region exous, with many valleys intermixed. Several hibits many remarkable appearances; such as small rivers flow from the interior part of the great dislocations, parallel disturbances in the country into the sea, and there are many har- coal strata, and an apparent change in their nabours upon the coast. Long. 163° 30' to 165° ture; the occurrence of irregular beds and veins 10ʻ E., lat. 9° 50' to 11° 20' S.

of siderocalcite, or brown spar, traversing the QUEEN CHARLOTTE's Sound, a northern bay limestone ; and, lastly, the vast caves discovered of the south island of New Zealand, where cap- at or near the junction of the calcareous and tain Cook erected a post with a union flag, and coal strata. The soil of this county in general is took possession of the country in the name and gravelly, favorable for the growth of corn; and for the use of king George III. In sailing either the pasture is found peculiarly adapted for the in or out with little wind, attention must be had cheese farmer, who sometimes deceives the factor to the tides, which flow about nine or ten o'clock by imposing his cheese as English-made. Queen'sat the full and change of the moon, and rise and County cheese is held in high estimation at home. fall between seven and eight feet. The variation The ancient fainilies of this district were the of the compass was found, from good observa. O'More's, Fitzpatrick's, and Wandesford's. Many tion, to be 13° 5° E. The land about consists beautiful specimens of military and ecclesiastic wholly of high hills and deep valleys, well antiquities still survive, amongst which the celestored with a variety of hard timber, fit for all brated fortified rock called · Dunamaze' should purposes except masts. The sea abounds with not be omitted : this still interesting place, forfish; so that, without going out of the cove where merly the citadel of the O'More's of Leix, was they lay, the Endeavour's crew caught every day, Occupied as a post of defence and security as with hooks and lines, a quantity sufficient to early as the third century. The ruins now visiserve the ship's company: the inhabitants, ble were erected by the chieftain O'More. Abamounting to about 400, had straggling houses bey Leix and Aghaboe are the most interesting along the shore. See ZEALAND, New.

of the monastic remains. Queen's County reQUEEN'S COUNTY, anciently called Leix, a turns three members to the imperial parliament, shire in the province of Leinster and kingdom of two for the county, and one for the borough of Ireland, so named from queen Mary of England. Portarlington. It is about thirty miles in length by twenty-five Queen’s-County, a county of New York, in in breadth, contains about 130,000 inhabitants, the west part of Long Island ; bounded north by 23,000 houses, and its superficies measures Long Island Sound; east by Suffolk county; 235,000 acres. Here are nine baronies, _viz. south by the Atlantic; and west by King's Ballyadams, Cullinagh, Maryborough East, county. Chief towns, Jamaica and North HempMaryborough West, Portenehinch, Slieumargue, stead. Stradbally, Tinnehinch, and Upper Ossory. QUEENBOROUGH, a borough and market The ecclesiastical subdivision is made into town, situate at the western extremity of the twenty-nine parishes, and twenty-three parts of Isle of Sheppey, Kent, at the mouth of the parishes. The chief towns are Ballynakill, Medway, forty-five miles east from London. The Maryborough (so named also from Mary queen houses are neat, uniform, and regularly built. of England), the Assizes Town, Mountrath, part The church is a plain, ancient structure. Here of the elegant town of Portarlington, Stradbally, is a small copperas manufactory, and in the and Mountmellick. There are here many noble town is a guildhall and a prison. This place is seats, and many resident gentry. Much of the a distinct liberty, and it is governed by a mayor, boggy districts has been reclaimed, by which four jurats, and two bailiffs. Its magistrates both the climate and soil have benefited. Be- hold quarterly courts, and also general sessions, tween the King's and Queen's counties is that every half year. It returns two members to great natural boundary, seventeen miles in length, parliament, the right of election being in the called the Sliebh-bloom Range, or the Ard-na- corporation and burgesses, in number about 150. erin Mountains. The first appellation appears to Market on Monday. signify the mountain dedicated to Beal's Day;' QUEENSFERRY, a royal borough and pathe second means. The height of Ireland.' In rish on the south bank of the Frith, where the the whole length of this great chain there is but river is not above two miles broad; nine miles one pass, called the Gap of Glandine, and even west of Edinburgh. It was so named from the this a difficult one. A remarkable circumstance celebrated queen Margaret, wife of Malcolm

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