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13. At St James's, Clerkenwell, London, Wil- Stevenson served in the memorable campaign in bam Milward, Esq. of Waterford, to Anne, daugh- Egypt, where he cornmanded the Hotilla of gunter of William Nexport of Belmont, Esq. county boats on the Nile, on the resignation of Sir Sidney of Kilkenny, and niece of the Right Hon. Sir John Smith, and the public despatches of that period Newport, Bart. M.P.
bear ample testimony to the eminent services he 16. By spcial license, the Duke of Leinster, to performed to his ning and country in that arduous the youngest daughter of the Earl of Harrington. cainpaign It is hoped that his friends and rela
The Prince Regent attended in person to give away tions will accept of this notification of his death, the bride.
14 At Walkhampton, John Williams, at the ad. - At Abordour House, Captain Williarn Mar- vanced age of 100. He was the eldest f 18 sons shall, of the lonourable East India Company's of Jane Williams, late of Brentor, Devon (who died service, to Miss Jane Huntly Gordon.
in her illth year), 17 of whom are now alive and - At Edinburgh, Mr Robert Thomson, brush in pırfect health, and their joint ages amount to manufacturer, Market-street, to Miss Mary Forbes, 1319 years. John Willia.ns retained his faculties Falkirk
t the last, and had strerigth suficient to gain his - At Leith, John Scott, Esq. of Leghorn, to livelihood by hard labour, till within a fortnight of Jane, daughter of the late John Newton, Esq. of his dissolution. Curriehall.
18. At London, James King, Esq. of Millbank, 17. At Renfrew, Mr Daniel Lizars of Edinburgh, in the 18th year of his age. to Miss Robina Hutchison, daughter of Mr David - At Old Windsor, Lady Augusta Walsingham, Hutchison.
21. At southerton, near Kirkcaldy, John Doug18. At Lesbury, Northumberland, Andrew Gib- las of Pinkerton. son, Esq. M. D. Ion East India ('ompany's estate At Edinburgh, Mr Ebenezer Keay, printer, blishment of Bonbiy, to Elizabeth, youngest aged 81. daughter of Thoinas Annett of Alminouth, Esq.
At Rome, in the 46th year of his age, George At Edinburgh, William Ogilvie, Esq. younger Montagu, sixth Earl of Sandwich. His lordship of Chesters, Roxburghshire, to Miss Alexina, married in July 1801, Lady Louisa Lowry Corry, younger daughter of the late Alexander Falconar, only child of ar nar Lowry, late Earl of Belmore, Esq. of Woocote Park.
by Lady Henrietta, one of the daughters of John, Robert G. Baillie, Esq. of C'ulterallers, to second 'Earl of Buckingham hire, by whom he has Anna, youngest daughter of the late Menzies Bail left one son (now Earl of Sandwich), and twe
daughters, all infan's. 19. At St Margaret's Hill, Robert Hawthorn, 23. At Ayr, Major W. Montgomerie, late of the Esq. barrister at law, to Anne Barter, eldest daugh: 37th regiment of foot, aged 87. He was one of the ter of the Rev. Archibald Laurie, D.D.
surviving heroes who fought at the bat le of Min23. Ab Elie, Fife, Andrew Milne, Esq. of Baltil. den, it which he commanded the grenadier com. ly, to Jane, daughter of the late James Burges, pany of the above regiment. Esq. merchant, Favetteville, North Carolina. 4. At Eirom House, George Logan, Esq. of
25. At his brother's house, Palace-yard, Edin- Edrom. burgh, Richard Duffin, Esq. to Mary Elizabeth, 27. Mr T. Richardson of Killington, near Keneldest daughter of the late Edward Willson, Esq. dal, aged 13; and on the 28, his widow, aged 70; of Lewisham, in the county of Kent.
they were both interred in one grave. - At Grahamston, Mr James Auchie, Edin- At Edinburgh, Charles Guthrie, overseer of burgh, to Margaret, daughter of Mr Alex. Easton, the Blind Asylum. builder, Grahamston.
28. At Kilrenny Manse, the Rev. Joseph Dun26. At Catharine Bank, Patrick Gillespie, M.D. can, minister or that parish. Leith, to Janet Foggo Ireland, second daughter of - At Ardmore, Island of Ilay, Miss Marion the Rev. Dr Ireland, North Leith.
Campbell, daughter of the deceased William Camp29. Alexander Spence, Esg. merchant, Leith, to bell of Orinsary. Miss Catharine While, daughter of Adam White, At Vienna, in his 83d year, the celebrated Esg. merchant there.
Baron Thugut. He was not of noble extraction, Latcı-At River, Mr John Lord, aged 81, to and owed his rise in life entirely to his own personMrs Taylor, aged 70. The person who gave the al merit. damsel away was 89, and of the bride-maids one 29. At No 3, Gilmour Place, Edinburgh, Miss was 91, the other 92.
Sarah Currie, eldest daughter of the late Captain At Langside, Patrick Murray, Esq. writer in John Currie of Dale Bank, Dumfriesshire. Glasgow, to Frances, only daughter of Alexander - At his house in Inverkeithing, in his 72d year, M'Grigor, Esq. writer there.
Hugh Dawson, shipın ister. At Barbadoes, Lieut.-Col. S. H. Berkeley, of the - At Kelso, Mrs Watson, relict of the late Mr 16th regiment, deputy adjutant-general to the Alexander Watson, merchant. forces in the Windward and Leeward islands and 3. At his house, in South Audley-street, Loncolonies, to Elizabeth, daughter of W. Murray, don, in the 73d year of his age, Isaac Hawkins Esq. of Bruce Vale.
Browne, Esq. of Badge Hall, in the county of SaAt Cork, Captain Thomas Mosse, of the lat, or lop, nearly 30 years one of the representatives of royal Scots regiment of fout, to Margaret Essex, the borough of Bridgenorth. eldest daughter of Major-General Gordon.
31. James Vunro, Esq. aged 32 years, only son of George Munro, Esq. of Vanburgh Field, Black. heath.
At her house, in Montague-square, London, Anne, Lady Murray, widow of the late Sir John
Murray, Bart. of Blackbarrony, and daughter of DEATHS.
the late John Digby, Esq.
- At Musselburgh, after a severe illness, Jean Nov. 1. At Hazarabaugh, in Bengal, after giving Thomson, third daughter of Thomas Thomson, birth to three daughters, one of whom only sur- candlemaker and tobacconist there. vives her, the lady of Lieutenant Charles Rodgers, - At Montrose, Dr James Ross, physician. of the Rhamngur battalion.
June 1. At Leith, at an advanced age, Mr James March 31. On his passage from Madras to Eng. Wright, senior, 65 years a member of the Incorpo and, after a period of 12 years' public service in ration of Hammerinen there. India, in the 3d year of his age, Major-General Sir 2. At Cornhill, Berwickshire, Sir Francis Blake, John Chalmers, K.C. B. colonel of the 17th regi. Bart, of Twisel Castle and Tilmouth, aged 81. ment Madras native infantry.
- After a long and severe illness, Jarnes Cobe, May I. At Pulrossie, in Sutherland, Mrs Duncan Esq. secretary to the Hon. East India ('ompany, M'Gr gor, aged 71; and on the 17th, Mr Duncan a gentleman eminently distinguished for his literM'Gregor, tack man of that place, aged 78. 'This ary attainments, as displayed in the operas of the venerable and happy couple liied together 18 years.
Haunted Tower, the Siege of Belgrade, &c. &c. - At Hastings, Mirs Martelli, widow of H. Mar- 3 Ati ock nzie, Roberta, youngest daughter of telli, Esq. of Norfolk-street, who died in January the late Rob-rt Cathcart of Drum, W. S. last.
4. At Glasgow, of the typhus fever, Mrs Ans 10. On his passage from Leith to Aberdeen, Maccallurn. Captain James Stevenson (1st), of the royal navy; - At Ayr, Mr James Hunter, -an oficer wh te long and meritorious services - At Edinburgh, Mr William Elder, younger had gained him the este m of his brother officers, son of the late John Elder, Esq. depute clerk of and numerous friends and acquaintances. Captain Session.
4. At Stockbridge, Edinburgh, Mrs Margaret attended his anatomical lectures, in number about Heatlie.
150, dressed in full mourning, preceded the corpe 5. At Rotterdam, while on a trial voyage, Robert from Infirmary-street to the place of interment. A Suckling Wright, second son of Captain Wright, number of spectators were present, who seemed R. N. and nephew of Mr Wright, seed-merchant, much impressed with the loss the public has susEdinburgh.
tained by the death of this excellent man, and emiAt Edinburgh, Lieut. John Douglas, of the nent lecturer and scholar. late royal invalids, aged 84 years, 62 of which were 15. In Ruthwell village, Dumfriesshire, William spent in his Majesty's service. He served under Gen. Gillespie, an old Chelsea pensioner. By his own Wolfe at the taking of Quebec, and was wounded account he was 108 years of age, having been born at the battle of Ticonderago; greatly respected by in the year 1710. His discharge, however, which all who knew himn.
is dated in 1763, and characterises him as being - At Manor House, Old Windsor, the residence then“ worn out" in the service, makes him a few of John Huddleston, Esq. in the 68th year of his years younger, but still upwards of 100.
He was a age, Lieutenant-Colonel Sir William Osburne Ha- native of Ireland, which place he left when very milton, &c. many years governor of Heligoland. young, and having enlisted in the Inniskilling dra.
- At Culdees Castle, Mrs Drummond, wife of goons, he served in the German wars under Lord Lieutenant-General James Drummond of Drum- Stair, in the years 1743-4. On the breaking out of mawhance.
the Rebellion, his regiment was recalled, and at the - At Exmouth, in the 76th year of his age, the fatal battle of Prestonpans, he gallantly saved from Right Hon. John Leslie, Baron Lord Newark, of falling into the hands of the enemy, a stand of co North Britain, many years lieutenant-colonel of the lours which had been abandoned on the field. The the old buffs, or 3d regiment of foot, and an aid-de- colours were lying by the side of an ensign who camp to the King.
had just breathed his last. Gillespie took them up, - At Kelso, in his 64th year, Mr W. Smith, and seeing the celebrated Colonel Gardiner, who writer, and for a considerable period chief magi- had then received his death-wound, reclining on a strate of Kelso.
bank at a little distance, he went up to him, and - At Jedburgh, Robert, son of Mr Wilson, sur- asked his commands :-"Save yourself," was all geon, there.
that the good man could say; on which Gillespie - At Haddington, David Gourlay, Esq.
instantly mounted his horse, and, through a shower 6. Janet, third daughter of Mr Thomas Crigh- of balls, from a party of rebels who were in possesdon of Skedsbush.
sion of the public road, reached a place of safety - At Burntisland, Mr John Thomson, in the with his prize. The old man delighted to recount 89th year of his age.
this incident, and, as he talked of the dangers of At Edinburgh, in the 68th year of her age, the field, the fire of youth again glanced in his eye. Mrs Anne Sutherland, widow of Thomas Suther- He was naturally of a robust make, but for several land, late butcher in Edinburgh.
years past, the hand of age hadt bent his form, and - At Musselburgh, Mrs Margaret Cree, relict forced him to support his steps with a staft. He of the late Mr John Cree, merchant there.
continued, however, to walk about the neighbour 7. At Brussels, Mrs Creevey, wife of Thomas hood till within a few days of his death. Creevy, Esq. M.Þ.
- At Gogar Bank, Cumberland Reid, Esq. 9. At Inverary, in the 18th year of his age, after At George's-square, Edinburgh, Mary, fourth a long illness, which he bore with great fortitude daughter of the late John Dudgeon, Esq. of East and resignation, Sir Humphrey Trafford Campbeil Craig. of Asknish, sheriff-depute and convener of Argyll. 16. At Beggar's Bush, near Musselburgh, Mrs shire.
Katharine Young, daughter of Mr Thomas Young, - At her brother's house, Hermiston, Miss New- late merchant in Edinburgh, aged 87. ton of Curriehill.
At Edinburgh, Mr James Grant, eldest son of - In London, Mrs Ann Abercromby, widow of Mr Alexander Grant, writer, 8, Nicolson-square. the late Mr William Raitt, surgeon in Dundee. - At his house, South Back of the Canongate,
- At Cupar, Agnes, youngest daughter of Edinburgh, Mr David Mason. Andrew. Christie of Ferrybank.
At her house, Hay's-street, Edinburgh, Miss - At Kirkwall, Mrs Margaret Petrie, spouse of Helen Thomson, eldest daughter of the late Mr Mr James Petrie, residing there.
John Thomson of the Custoin-house. 10. At Edinburgh, Mr David Mill, youngest son 17. At Gourdie, David Kinloch, Esq. of Gour of Thomas Mill, Esq. of Blair.
die, aged 82 years. - At Stirling, Mrs Catharine Colquhoun, wife - Åt London, John Elford, lieutenant-governor of Mr Robert Sconce, writer in Stirling.
of St John's, Newfoundland, and formerly of the At Peebles, Robert, eldest son of Mr Walter 51st regiment. Steel.
- Lieutenant-Colonel Quin, He was thrown 11. At Cortachy Castle, the Countess of Airly. out of his gig, owing to the horse taking fright, and - At his house, Northumberland-street, Edin- so much bruised, that he died in an hour a ter. burgh, Francis Napier, Esq. W. S. eldest son of 18. At Underwood, Mr George Maclagan. the late Major-General the Hon. Mark Napier. - At Armanoch of Parton, Mrs Jane Dalrymple.
- In Hallin-street, London, the Right Hon. the 19. At Pirn, in Peeblesshire, Miss Elizabeth Viscountess Althorpe.
Horsbrugh, daughter of Alexander Horsbrugh, Esq. - Mr Wi
am Watson of Capel-street, Dublin, of Horsbrugh. one of the oldest and most respectable booksellers - At Lennel House, Patrick Brydone, Esq. in Ireland, at the age of 52.
20. At Horncliff, Alexander Home, Esq. form12. At Milne's Court, Edinburgh, Miss Elizabeth erly of Bassendean. Hepburn.
At Melville Place, Stirling, Eliza, second - In the 60th year of his age, Robert Nicolson, daughter of John Birch, Esq. paymaster 73d regi5&q. late adjutant of the Inverness recruiting dis- ment. trict, having faithfully served his King and Coun- 21. At Howcleugh, Mr John Goodfellow, tenant try in different quarters of the globe, for the long there. period of 43 years.
At Jedburgh, Major John Murray, of the soth 13. At Gayfield House, Miss Elizabeth Fergus- regiment of infantry, in the 37th year of his age. son, daughter of the late James Fergusson, Esq. of 22. At North Leith, Mr John Drummond, shipBank.
master, aged 65. 14. At Canaan Park, Mr Ralph Hardie, writer 25. At Edinburgh, Lieutenant Allan MʻLean, in Edinburgh, aged 32.
79th regiment, eldest son of Mr D. M'Lean, W.s. At Edinburgh, Mr Adam Moncrieff, son of Lately-At Eason's Lodge, near Yaxley, aged the late Rev. Alexander Moncrieff, Muckhart. 106, Mrs Ann Eason, who retained her faculties till
- At Edinburgh, John Gordon, Esq. M.D. On within a few months of her death, and, without Thursday, between two and three o'clock, the res the aid of spectacles, was capable of reading and inaios of Dr Gordon were interred in the new bur- writing. She was a native of Llangattock, near rying-ground west end of the Greyfriars' church- Abergavenny, but had resided in Yaxley parish yard. The funeral was accompanied by a nume- above 60 years. The estate on which she lived de rous body of private friends and acquaintances; scends to her nephew, Sir Richard Phillips of Lorh md, as a tribute to his memory, the students who aon.
Oliver & Boyd, Printers.
REMARKS ON SCHLEGEL'S HISTORY OF ling to believe in the excellence of
what belongs to ourselves; we begin
with our apparel, furniture, and houses, It seems to be received among most and extend, by degrees, the compliof the good people of the present age ment to our town, our nation, and last as an axiom not to be disputed, that of all, to our age. the period to which they have the hap- We have no intention to deny, that piness to belong is, beyond all ques- in many matters of no inconsiderable tion, the most enlightened which the moment, the self-gratulations of the world has ever seen. Nothing can be present generation are well founded, more natural than the species of ratio- Were there no ground for their beliet, cination upon which this comfortable except in vanity, it must indeed have belief is founded. Every individu- long since given way. The fault lies al, however unskilled in the more in extending to the condition of the secret mysteries of psycology, is me- whole man that which applies in truth taphysician enough to be sensible of to one part only,—perhaps not the the gradual enlargement and improve- most dignified or important part of ment of his own understanding dure that mysterious being. The part which ing the far more considerable por- has been the scene of improvement is tion of his life: and it is quite in the indeed that to which the philosophers course of things, that individuals of the last century chicfly devoted their should reason from themselves to every attention. But it remains to be dething around them. To the man who, cided by posterity, whether their dein reviewing a few past years of his votion, or our applause, should be conlife, perceives in every direction the sidered as among the excellencies or traces of intellect strengthened and the defects of our respective periods. knowledge extended, it must needs Among the many ages which have appear at first sight a very improbable preceded ours, not a few, and these thing, that, while the individual is at too,—at least some of them,-ages to all times so actively progressive, the which we now look back with very general mind should at any time be little reverence, were, in their day, retrogressive, or even stationary. He equally self-complacent in their opinion takes it for granted that the nation, of themselves. Perhaps no times were the world, are moving at the same ever more filled with self-conceit than pace with himself, and his favourable the corrupt and trifling ones of the last opinion respecting the century in which Roman and Byzantine emperors. The he happens to be born, derives not a blindfold mill-horse has no suspicion little of its charity from the unsus- in how narrow a circle he is moving. pected, but unintermitted, workings
somewhat towards the bottom of his self-love. We are all wil of the matter, we may observe, that
the exertions of human intellect are
directed either towards the bettering Lectures on the History of Literature, Ancient and Modern ; from the Gernan of of our earthly and corporeal existence, Frederick Schlegel. 2 vols. Edinburgh, or to something quite foreign, and, we William Blackwood ; London, Baldwin, are not singular in supposing, quite &c. 1818.
superior to this. One great class of
objects are useful, and pursued as much of the humiliating as of the means for producing tangible and vi- cheering. We are more knowing than sible improvements in the external ac- our fathers, but the old breed was a commodation of man ; another great noble one, and it may be worth our class of objects have, in most ages of while to consider with ourselves wheththe world, attracted the zeal of the er we may not deserve the reproach of finest spirits of the earth, although the satirist-Gens pusilla, acuta. not leading to any thing so obviously Such reflections as these are not advantageous—have been pursued, in very common among the men of our a word, for their own sake alone, nation, but in the book which now lies and believed to bring with them abun- before us, and in many other works of dantly their own reward. In regard those whom Madame de Stael classes to the former class of objects, it must with its author, under the name of be admitted that the world was never “ ces grand penseurs Allemands," we so well off as it is now; we suspect find sufficient proof that they are by that, in regard to the second, a little 'no means unusual among the reflective research would have a tendency to lead men of another nation, which, in so to a very different conclusion. far at least as philosophy and art are
In respect to those branches of hu- concerned, may be entitled to fully as man exertion which are most evident- much respect as our own. Although ly ornamental, our inferiority to for the last fifty years have produced in mer ages will not be disputed, even by Germany more great and valuable lithe warmest admirers of their own terary works than the last hundred time and of themselves. Our age pro- years among all the other nations of duces no paintings like those of Leo- Europe, even the authors of Germany nardo, Raphael, Michael Angelo, Cor- appear to be pretty free from that reggio, or even like those of Holbein. overweening self-complacency which In sculpture and architecture our po- is so visible in the writings of their verty is equally apparente If we are French and English brethren. The better than our immediate predecessors, truth is, that all the German writers if we no longer admire or imitate the of eminence are also scholars of emis absurdities of such men as Bernini, nence. They read before they think still we can sustain no comparison with of writing. Their reverence for others the times of antiquity ; nay, in regard tempers their confidence in themselves. to one of those arts we are utterly des- They labour to iniprove and adorn picable, when compared with those their age, but they are modest enough ages of modern Europe which we are to consider no little preparation as nepleased to think and talk of as utterly cessary for those who would enter updark and barbarous. Whatever excel- on such a vocation. In like manner, lence we attain in sculpture is derived their books are too full of learning for from a servile imitation of the antique; our public, in its present state ; they and in regard to architecture, we seem make allusions which our wits wculd to be so impressed with a sense of laugh at as obscure, and pass into dilittleness, that we have absolutely gressions which they would censure as given over attempting any thing that absurd. Nevertheless, they are worth is worthy of being called great. We the studying, and will repay the lamake no fresco paintings now-a-days, bour which they demand from those no colossal statues, no cathedrals. We who peruse them with advantage. may call this wisdom and philosophy According to the author of these if we will. We may rave about poli- lectures, the chief cause of those detical economy and chemistry, and de- fects which may be discovered in the spise, if we choose, the simple ages art and literature of the present time, which were more occupied with art is to be found in the spirit of thought than with science, with feeling than introduced by the philosophy of the with analysing ; but to those who con- last century. The object of that phisider this world as a preparatory scene, losophy was revolution ; its engine and our earthly life as a school for our was derision. Its masters devoted all intellect, and' man as an immortal their talents to destroy the habitual creature, whose desires and aspirations veneration with which their countryare at all times after the infinite, the men of France and of Europe were spectacle of this, our boasted age, may accustomed to regard the political, perhaps appear to partake at least as moral, and religious institutions of
their fathers. They strove to repre- gard to that great and splendid branch sent every thing beyond their own of human exertion, that he has chosen, sphere, as existing only in prejudice, in the first instance, to meet and comand held sacred only by folly. Above bat the purposes and opinions of his all things, it was their wish and pur- antagonists. It is not necessary for us pose to undermine those forms of gov- to explain by what circumstances, in ernment which are established among the late history and present condiall the descendants of the Gothic con- tion of his country, his views have querors of Europe. In order to make been more immediately turned to the these appear ridiculous, they pointed consideration of some of those subjects the shafts of their wit, not only against which his present work is most calcuthe Gothic thrones themselves, but lated to elucidate. against all the art, and literature, and The truth is, that the old contest philosophy, which had sprung up un- between the friends and the enemies der their protection. Their sole topics of empiricism, which was sufficiently of praise were found either among the violent in the days of the Platonists republican peoples of antiquity, or a- and Peripatetics of antiquity, never atmong themselves ;—the former having tained its full height and vehemence to boast, as they asserted, of the only till of late. The balance inclines true artists, and their own age of the grievously to the meaner side. Manonly true sçavants.
kind are now every where ashamed of It is with a certain mingled feeling being, what the philosophers of the last of calmness and melancholy that we age were pleased to call unphilosophical. look back, from the present situation of Even the common people begin to take affairs, to the image of those old times more pride in having some general when the external aspect of things was ideas, than in retaining that warmth harsher and ruder, but when hearts of attachment to one set of objects, were warmer than they now are, and which entirely depends, as they have faith more firm. The history of the last told, upon ignorance of that which is century may at times provoke a con- beyond their circle.
The travelling tempt almost touching upon ridicule, regiments of books which pour in their but in general it is with feelings of á heterogeneous impressions from the very different nature indeed, that we four quarters of the heavens, level all connect the circumstances of that e- peculiarities before them, and turn the ventful period with those of our own. private enclosures of attachment and As when dark clouds are seen progres- opinion into a thorough-fare. When sively advancing over the face of a the mind is artificially supplied, by calm and lovely heaven, and the me- means of books, with more sources of mory of past tempests is revived in the sentiment than are able at once har. apprehension of new, it is not without moniously to keep possession of it, the an anxious and a mournful expectation speculative understanding steps in to that we see the old bands every day settle their claims, and concludes by relaxing around us, and, under the leaving the whole man in a woful state specious name of improvement, every of obliteration, which corresponds with thing which our fathers loved and ve- Wordsworth's description of a moralist. nerated borne by slow but sure de- “One to whose smooth-rubbed soulcan cling grees, into the reach of that revolu- No form nor feeling, great or small, tionary current which leads to a fear- A reasoning self-sufficing thing, ful, and as yet an unexplored, abyss.
An intellectual all-in-all." None seems to have contemplated the To trace with that boldness which tendency of this age with more concern can only be inspired by mature skilthan Frederick Schlegel. The work fulness, a map of the whole history of which we have just read is a noble ef- human literature; to show how in every fort to counteract and repel its effects, age, the action of literature upon nato arouse forgotten thoughts and des- tionality, and that of nationality upon pised feelings, and to make men be literature, have been strictly recipronational and religious once more, in cal; and thus, by past examples, to order that once more they may be warn the present generation of the great. He is quite right in believing dangers in which they have involved that, as the evil has proceeded, so themselves,-this was a great atteinpt, must the cure also proceed from the and we think Frederick Schlegel has influence of literature, and it is in re- accomplished it with very singular