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BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS.
BIRTHS. May 5. At Lisbon, the lady of Colonel Archibald Ross, K. T. S. a son.
13. The wife of Stephen Souten, a labouring man, of the parish of Sollinge, of her 2 th child.
23. In York Place, Edinburgh, the lady of the Rev. James Hamilton, a daughter.
28. At Cathlaw House, Mrs Riddell, younger of Camiestoun, a daughter.
29. At Wanstead House, the lady of Long Wellesley, Esq. a daughter.
31. At Logie Green, Mrs Alexander Gordon, & son.
- At St Andrew's-street, the lady of the Rev. Henry Wastell of Newbrough, a danghter.
June 1. The lady of Captain Terry, 1st life guards, a son.
4. In Prince's street. Edinburgh, the lady of Norman Lockhart, Esq. twin boys.
5. At Raeburn Place, Edinburgh, Mrs Alexander Somervell, a son.
6. At her father's house, in Brock-street, London, the lady of the Hon. Thomas Erskine, a son.
8. At Paris, the lady of Captain William Gordon, royal navy, a daughter.
10. In Grcat George-street, London, the Right Hon. Lady Amelia Sophia Drummond, a daughter.
- Mrs Kennedy, Northumberland-street, Edinburgh, a daughter.
At Bargaly, the lady of John Mackie, Esq. of Bargaly, a son.
11. At Whim, the lady of Archibald Montgo. mery, Esq. a son.
13.' At Edinbu:gh, Mrs Captain Barclay, R. N. a son.
14. At Cornhill, near Aberdeen, the lady of David Young, Esq. a son.
17. Mrs Forsyth, Mound Place, Edinburgh, a son.
20. In York Place, Edinburgh, Mrs Fortescue, a daughter.
21. Mrs Beveridge, St James's-street, Edinburgh, a son.
- In Prince's-street, Cavendish-square, London, the lady of Captain Patterson, of the Hon. Com pany's ship Canning, a daughter.
- At Largs, the lady of Captain Chas. Hope Reid, of his Majesty's ship Driver, a son.
- At Hampstead, the lady of John Forbes Mit chell, Esq. a son
24.' At 'Houndwood House, Berwickshire, the lady of Captain Coolson, R. N. a daughter.
At Pilrig House, Mrs Balfour of Pilrig, a son.
25. Mrs Colin Campbell (Jura), Buchanan-street, Glasgow, a son.
Lately-At Malta, the lady of Captain D. Dundas, of his Majesty's ship Tagus, a daughter.
A woman in the parish of Kintore was lately delivered of three children, a boy and two girls, who, with the mother, are doing well.
Kendal, banker, to Harriet, only surviving daugh. ter of the late R. H. Armstrong, Esq. surgeon, 4th royal veteran battalion.
April 18. At Hesket-in-the-Forest, Captain Fergus James Graham, of the queen's hays, eldest son of the Rev. Fergus Graham of Arthuret, to Miss James daughter of the late W. James, Esq. of Liverpool.
May 4. Mr David Tough, painter, High-street, Edinburgh, to Miss Margaret Swinton, No6, South St Davi.i's-street.
-- At Edinrurgh, Mr George M.Dougal, of the Edinburgh Glasshouse, to Miss Ann Duff Culbert, daughter of the late Mr James Culbcrt, saddler, North Berwick.
June 1. At Fuham, Major-General Sir Thomas Bradford, K.C.B. to Mary Anne, widow of the late Lieutenant-colonel Ainslie, of the 4th dragoons.
- At Perth, Robert M.Arthur, Esq. of Little Mill, to Margaret Trotter, third daughter of the late Rev. David Moncrieff, minister of Redgorton,
- Ativarscube, the seat of her grandfather, Sir Ilay Campbell of Succoth, Bart. Sir George Sitwell of Renishaw, Bart. to Susan, eldest daughter of Craufurd Tait of Harviestoun, Esq.
- At Newmills, Dr John Richardson, Leith, to Miss Mary Steven, daughter of the late Mr Alex ander Steven, brewer, Water of Leith.
- At Leich, Andrew Gray, Esq. younger of Craigs, to Catharine, youngest daughter of the late Francis Sharp, Esq. comptroller of the customs there.
2. At Sir George Mackenzie's, Bart. of (oul. Edinburgh, J.C. Macleod, Esq. jun. of Geanies, to Miss Stewart Sutherland, youngest daughter of the late Captain Alexander Sutherland, 30th regiment.
3. At Borrowston Mains, the Rev. David Fleining, minister of Carriden, to Grace, only daughter of Mr John Ross.
4. At Edinburgh, Alexander Davidson, Esq. sur. veyor of taxes, to Helen, second daughter of the deceased Mr George Ferrier. writer, Edinburgh.
- Mr John Smith of Darnick, to Miss Alison Purves of fousebyres.
5. James Valcolm, Esq. Craigend, second son of the late Sir John Malcolm of Calbeadie and Grange, Bart. to Belen, daughter of Mr James Duncan, Parkhill, ncar Newburgh.
9. By the Rev. Dr Davidson, at No 9, James'splace, Edinburgh, William Campbell Esq. M.D. surgeon, royal navy, to Miss Elizabeth Barnett, second daughter of the deceased Captain William Barnett.
11. At Mamhead, Devonshire, Dr Miller, physiciari. Exeter, to Ann, daughter of the Night Aon. General Sir George Hewett, Bat.
12. Mr Alexander Muckle, merchant, Edinburgh, to Margaret, eld.-st daughter of Mr John Christie, Campbelltown.
- At E inburgh, Mr Robert Bennet, farmer, Dalkeith, aged 72 cars, to Isobel Gulan, daughter of J. Gulan, Trancnt, ag d 17 years.
- At Montreal Cottage, Alexander Balfour, Esq. Dundec, to Margaret, daughter of Alexander Alison, Esq.
- Mr John Wallace, merchant, Grecnock, to Janet, daughter of David Hutcheson, town-clerk.
MARRIAGES. March 2:. At Leghorn, Barnabas Maude, Esq. youngest son of the late Joseph Maude, Esq. of
13. At St James's, Clerkenwell, London, Wil. liam Milward, Esq. of Waterford, to Anne, daughter of William Newport of Belinont, Ex. county of Kilkenny, and niece of the Right Hon. Sir John Newport, Bart. M. P.
16. By special license, the Duke of Leinster, to the youngest daughter of the Earl of Harrington. The Prince Regent attended in person to give away the bride.
- At Aberdour House, Captain William Marshall, of the lonourable East India Company's service, to Miss Jane Huntly Gordon.
- At Edinburgh, Mr Robert Thomson, brush manufacturer, Market-street, to Miss Mary Forbes, Falkirk.
- At Leith, John Scott, Esq. of Leghorn, to Jane, daughter of the late John Newton, Esq. of Curriehall.
17. At Renfrew, Mr Daniel Lizars of Edinburgh, to Miss Robina Hutchison, daughter of Mr David Hutchison.
18. At Lesbury, Northumberland, Andrew Gib son, Esq. M. D. Ion East India Company's establishment of Bombay, to Elizabeth, youngest daughter of Thomas Annett of Alnmouth, Esq.
- At Edinburgh, William Ogilvie, Esq. younger of Chesters, Roxburghshire, to Miss Alexina, younger daughter of the late Alexander Falconar, Esq. of Woo.cote Park.
-Robert G. Baillie, Esq. of Culterallers, to Anna, youngest daughter of the late Menzies Baillie, Esq.
19. Åt St Margaret's Hill, Robert Hawthorn, Esq. barrister at law, to Anne Barter, eldest daugh ter of the Rev. Archibald Laurie, D.D.
23. A$ Elie, Fife, Andrew Milne, Esq. of Baltil ly, to Jane, daughter of the late James Burges, Esq. merchant, Favetteville, North Carolina.
25. At his brother's house, Palace-yard, Edinburgh, Richard Dutlin, Esq. to Mary Elizabeth, eldest daughter of the late Edward Willson, Esq. of Lewisham, in the county of Kent.
- At Grahamston, Mr James Auchie, Edinburgh, to Margaret, daughter of Mr Alex. Easton, builder, Grahamston.
26. At Catharine Bank, Patrick Gillespie, M.D. Leith, to Janet Foggo Ireland, second daughter of the Rev. Dr Ireland, North Leith.
29. Alexander Spence, Esq. merchant, Leith, to Miss Catharine White, daughter of Adam White, Esq. merchant there.
Lately-At River, Mr John Lord, aged 81, to Mrs Taylor, aged 70. The person who gave the damsel away was 82, and of the bride-maids one was 91, the other 92.
At Langside, Patrick Murray, Esq. writer in Glasgow, to Frances, only daughter of Alexander M'Grigor, Esq. writer there.
At Barbadoes, Lieut.-Col. S. H. Berkeley, of the 16th regiment, deputy adjutant-general to the forces in the Windward and Leeward islands and colonies, to Elizabeth, daughter of W. Murray, Esq. of Bruce Vale.
At Cork, Captain Thomas Mosse, of the 1st, or royal Scots regiment of foot, to Margaret Essex, eldest daughter of Major-General Gordon.
Stevenson served in the memorable campaign in Egypt, where he commanded the flotilla of gunboats on the Nile, on the resignation of Sir Sidney Smith, and the public despatches of that period bear ample testimony to the eminent services he performed to his King and country in that arduous campaign. It is hoped that his friends and relations will accept of this notification of his death.
14. At Walkhampton, John Williams, at the ad. vanced age of 100." He was the eldest of 18 sons of Jane Williams, late of Brentor, Devon (who died in her 111th year), 17 of whom are now alive and in perfect health, and their joint ages amount to 1379 years. John Williams retained his faculties to the last, and had strength suiticient to gain his livelihood by hard labour, till within a fortnight of his dissolution.
18. At London, James King, Esq. of Millbank, in the 18th year of his age.
-At Old Windsor, Lady Augusta Walsingham,
21. At Southerton, near Kirkcaldy, John Doug las of Pinkerton,
- At Edinburgh, Mr Ebenezer Keay, printer, aged 81.
- At Rome, in the 46th year of his age, George Montagu, sixth Earl of Sandwich. His lordship married in July 1804, Lady Louisa Lowry Corry, only child of Armar Lowry, late Earl of Belmore, by Lady Henrietta, one of the daughters of John, second Earl of Buckinghamshire, by whoin he has left one son (now Earl of Sandwich), and two daughters, all infants.
23. At Ayr, Major W. Montgomerie, late of the 37th regiment of foot, aged 87. He was one of the surviving heroes who fought at the battle of Minden, at which he commanded the grenadier company of the above regiment. . 24. At Edrom House, George Logan, Esq. of Edrom.
27. Mr T. Richardson of Killington, near Kendal, aged 73; and on the 28, his widow, aged 70; they were both interred in one grave.
- At Edinburgh, Charles Guthrie, overseer of the Blind Asylum.
28. At Kilrenny Manse, the Rev. Joseph Duncan, minister of that parish.
At Ardmore, Island of Ilay, Miss Marion Campbell, daughter of the deceased William Campbell of Ormsary.
- At Vienna, in his 83d year, the celebrated Baron Thugut. He was not of noble extraction, and owed his rise in life entirely to his own personal merit.
29. At No 3, Gilmour Place, Edinburgh, Miss Sarah Currie, eldest daughter of the late Captain John Currie of Dale Bank, Dumfriesshire.
- At his house in Inverkeithing, in his 72d year, Hugh Dawson, shipmaster.
- At Kelso, Mrs Watson, relict of the late Mr Alexander Watson, merchant.
30. At his house, in South Audley-street, London, in the 73d year of his age, Isaac Hawkins Browne, Esq. of Badge Hall, in the county of Salop, nearly 30 years one of the representatives of the borough of Bridgenorth.
31. James Munro, Esq. aged 32 years, only son of George Munro, Esq. of Vanburgh Field, Blackheath.
- At her house, in Montague-square, London, Anne, Lady Murray, widow of the late Sir John Murray, Bart. of Blackbarrony, and daughter of the late John Digby, Esq. "
- At Musselburgh, after a severe illness, Jean Thomson, third daughter of Thomas Thomson, candlemaker and tobacconist there.
- At Montrose, Dr James Ross, physician. June 1. At Leith, at an advanced age, Mr James Wright, senior, 65 years a member of the Incorporation of Hammermen there.
2. At Cornhill, Berwickshire, Sir Francis Blake, Bart. of Twisel Castle and Tilmouth, aged 81.
After a long and severe illness, James Cobe, Esg. secretary to the Hon. East India ('ompany a gentleman erinently distinguished for his literary attainments, as displayed in the operas of the Haunted Tower, the Siege of Belgrade, &c. &c.
3. At (ock nzie, Roberta, youngest daughter of the late Rob.rt Cathcart of Drum, W. S.
4. At Glasgow, of the typhus fever, Mrs Ann -At Ayr, Mr James Hunter.
- At Edinburgh, Mr William Elder, younger son of the late John Elder, Esq. deputo-clerk of Session.
Nov. 1. At Hazarabaugh, in Bengal, after giving birth to three daughters, one of whom only survives her, the lady of Lieutenant Charles Rodgers, of the Rhamgur battalion.
March 31. On his passage from Madras to Eng. and, after a period of 42 years' public service in India, in the 50 year of his age, Major-General Sir John Chaliners, K.C.B. colonel of the 17th regiment Madras native infantry.
May 1. At Pulrossic, in Sutherland, Mrs Duncan M'Gregor, aged 76; and on the 17th, Mr Duncan M'Gregor, tack man of that place, aged 78. This venerable and happy coupleli od together 48 years.
- At Hastings, virs Martelli, widow of H. Martelli, Esq. of Norfolk-street, who died in January last.
10. On his passage from Leith to Aberdeen Captain James Stevenson (1st), of the royal navy;
an officer whose long and meritorious services had gained him the estem of his brother officers, and numerous friends and acquaintances. Captain
all what Manor eston, 'Esq. in William Oshurlar
support his had bent his for severai
4. At Stockbridge, Edinburgh, Mrs Margaret attended his anatomical lectures, in number about Heatlie.
150, dressed in full mourning, preceded the corpse 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 sus. Edinburgh.
tained by the death of this excellent man, and emi- At 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 him.
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 coNorth 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; 09 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 posses. ton 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 $9th year of his age.
this incident, and, as he talked of the dangers of - At Etlinburgh, 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 had bent his form, and - At Musselburgh, Mrs Margaret Cree, relict forced him to support his steps with a staff. 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.P.
- At Gogar Bank, Cumberland Reid, Esq. 9. At Inverary, in the 48th 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 Campbell
Craig. of Asknish, sheriff-depute and convener of Argyll. 16. At Beggars 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 Curriebill.
- At Edinburgh, Mr James Grant, eldest son of - In London, Mrs Ann Abercromby, widow of Mr Alexander Girant, writer, 8, Nicolson-square. the late Mr William Raitt, surgeon in Dundee.
- At his house, South Back of the Canongate, - At Cipar, 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 Custom-house. 10. At Edinburgh, Mr David Mill, youngest son 17. At Gourdie, David Kinloch, Esq. of Gourof Thomas Mill, Esq. of Blair.
die, aged 82 years. - At Stirling, Mrs Catharine Colquhoun, wife - At London, John Elford, lieutenant-governor of Mr Robert Sconcc, writer in Stirling.
of St John's, Newfoundland, and forinerly 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 auter, 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 Halkin-street, London, the Right Hon. the 19. At Pirn, in Peeblesshire, Miss Elizabeth Viscountess Althorpe.
Horsbrugh, daughter of Alexander Horsbrugh, Esq. - Mr William 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 Horneliff, Alexander Home, Esq. form. 12. At Milne's Court, Edinburgh, Miss Elizabeth erly of Bassendean. Hepburn.
- At Melville Placc, Stirling, Eliza, second - In the 60th year of his age, Robert Nicolson, daughter of John Birch, Esq. paymaster 73d regiEx. 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 M'Lean. 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 Moncriefl, 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 re- the aid of spectacles, was capable of reading and mains 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 Yaxlcy 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 Lon ond, as a tribute to his inemory, the students who don.
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REMARKS ON SCHLEGEL'S HISTORY OF ling to believe in the excellence of LITERATURE.*
what belongs to ourselves; we begin
with our apparel, furniture, and houses, It seems to be received among most and extend, by degrees, the compli. of 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 belief, 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 dur- 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 chiefly 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 To go 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 * Lectures on the History of Literature,
directed either towards the bettering Ancient and Modern ; from the German 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. 1918,
superior to this. One great class of