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Aug. 22. At Port Dalrymple, Van Diemen's t'eb. 23. The Right Hon. Elizabeth Harriet,
Land, Mrs Balfour, Lady of Lieutenant-Colonel Dowager Viscountess Warren Bulkeley.
Balfour, of the 40th regiment.

25. At Lawrieston, Glasgow, in the 29th year Sept, 4. At Arracan, Lieut. George Ross, of the of his age, Robert C. Graham Gordon, third son 20th regiment of native infantry, son of the late

of Peter Gordon, writer. John Ross, Edinburgh.

- At his house, 227, High-Street, Edinburgh, 7. At Sincapore, at the house of H. Syme, Esq. Mr John Kay, in the 84th year of his age. of a fever caught on board the Honourable Com- - At his house, in George-Street, Hanover pany's ship Repulse, on her voyage from Bencoo Square, London, Viscount

Carleton, aged 87. The len, Mr Samuel Caw, younes of the late title is extinct. His Lordship was one of the Irish Provost Caw of Perth.

representative Peers. Oct. 8. Mr William N. Blane, (younger of Grou- At Falkirk, the Rev. William Burns, in the gar,) whose travels in America, &c. gave just 88th year of his age. ground to hope that another volume from him - At Maryfield, Ross-shire, the Rev. Donald would have proved highly useful. This, however, Mackenzie, minister of Fodderty, in the 58th year he was not permitted to bring forward, as he was of his age, and 37th of his ministry. cut off by a violent fever, in his 26th year, on his - At Caldra, Miss Helen Low, daughter of travels through Egypt and Syria, after a short the late Alex. Low, Esq. of Laws, Berwickshire. but brilliant career.

The accounts received of - At Laurencekirk, in the 65th year of his age, him state, that he died at Tarsus on the 7th or Alex. Gardiner, Esq. late Colonel of the Royal 8th of October, after three days illness, regretted Montrose Volunteers--a man of superior attainby all who knew him. " He was of such rare ments and fascinating manners-equally admired and amiable qualities, that he never approached in the field and in the social circle. In the day of any one but he made him his friend. He was prosperity, his ear was ever open to the plaint of noble-minded, brave, and generous, and with ta- the poor, and his hand ever ready to relieve their lents such as would have fitted him for any sta- wants. tion or office; and withal so affectionate, so kind, 96. At Edinburgh, Janet, only daughter of so lively and good-tempered, as perhaps never William Baird, Esq. late farmer at Lochend. was surpassed."

27. At her son's house, Dublin-Street, Edin. 1826. Jan. 12. At Vienna, at an advanced age, burgh, Mrs Ballantyne, late merchant in Kelso, Baron John Fyffe, a native of this city.

aged 78 years. 28. At Sealloway, Mrs Scott, of Scalloway, in At Edinburgh, Ensign Walter Thomson, late the 66th year of her age, after a long and painful of the 3d royal veteran battalion. illness, which she bore with great patience and - After a long and painful illness, Miss Rebecca Christian resignation. Her extensive and unosten- Shiells, Hope Park, Edinburgh. tatious charity to the poor will long, be remem- 28. At Dingwall, Donald Cameron, Esq. prinbered with gratitude, while her surviving family cipal clerk of the peace, &c. for the counties of and friends can never forget the kindness of her Ross and Cromarty, aged 74. heart, and her many other good qualities.

March 1. At Southfod, Christina, third daugh29. At Monkwood Mill, Mrs Marion Curry, ter of the late John Stenhouse, Esq. younger of aged 100, relict of Thomas M'Skimming of Tra- Southfod. boch Mill. She had five children, 40 grandchil- — Sir John Aubrey, Bart. D.C.L. and M.P. in dren, and 74 great grandchildren, and throughout his 86th year. Sir John Aubrey was Father of her long life it is said she never tasted medicine. the House of Commons, having sat without in

31. At Queenston, Upper Canada, Wilhelmina termission in eleven successive Parliaments. Denhamn, spouse of Francis Hall, Esq. civil engi- - At Waterford, after a short illness, Mr Alexneer there, and daughter of the late Mr Thomas ander Leifer, Manager of the Provincial Bank of Denham, Register Office, Edinburgh.

Ireland, there, and late accountant of the Stirling Feb. 2. At Gairscraft, near Springkell, John

Bank, Johnson, aged 92. He entered the service of the 2. Lord Downes, the Ex-Chief Justice of the Springkell family upwards of 70 years ago; and Court of King's Bench, Ireland. since he has been unable to work, he has received - At Drygrange, Susanna, youngest daughter an yearly allowance, and free house, from Sir of the late Archibald Tod, Esq. of Drygrange. John H. Maxwell. Lady Maxwell and the young 3. At Pwllychronon, near Conway, North Wales, ladies used frequently to visit the aged couple, in Jane, only daughter of Sir David Erskine of their humble dwelling, and supply them with Cambo, Bart. many comforts. He has been married 67 years, 4. At his father's house, 39, North Hanoverand his partner (two years older than he was stili Street, Edinburgh, deeply regretted by all who survives him. It is remarkable, that though they knew him, Mr A. P. Marshall, in his 29th year. have lived so long together, this is the first time At Balbardie House, Linlithgowshire, Rachel, that death has entered their dwelling.--Their third daughter of Alex. Marjoribanks, Esq. of eight children still survive them; and he has left Marjoribanks. children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, - At Leith, Mrs Margaret Lourie, relict of the to the number of 120.

late Mr H. D. Lang, merchant there. 4. At Rome, where he had gone for the benefit - At St. Roques, M Millan Jameson, M.D. late of his health, Lieutenant William Wemyss Fraser, Surgeon General, royal artillery, aged 69. of the 44th regiment, youngest son of the late Mr At Muirburn, James Alston, Esq. of MuirJohn Fraser, Rhives, Sutherlandshire.

burn. 5. At Dykehead, Mr Robert Richardson, late - At Dumfries, Mrs Gilchrist, senior, aged 86, Provost of Lochmaben.

relict of the late James Gilchrist, Esq. 6. At Rome, John Hugh Maclean, Esq. younger 5. At Calcutta, Captain Patrick Dudgeon, of of Ardgour.

the 14th regiment of Bengal native infantry, and At Pathhead, Mrs Elizabeth Carse, relict of Commandant of the Silhet local corps. the late Mr Andrew Gordon, Preston, aged 81. - At Kelton, Ninian Hair Scott, Esq. of Knock

8. At Harrowgate, Mrs Charles Thomson, of enstob. The deceased served in the American Edinburgh.

war, latterly as Captain of the 63d regiment, and 14. At Greenock, Mrs Rosina Hunter, relict of was distinguished 'for his bravery and good conthe late James Hunter, Esg.

duct. 15. At Dalkeith, Mr E. Bell, Rector of the - At Inverary, Miss Bell Maclachlan, eldest Grammar School there.

surviving daughter of the late Archibald Bell 16. At Cheltenham, Major Frederick Corfield, Maclachlan, Esq. of Craigenterne, Argyllshire. formerly Deputy Military Auditor-General in Ben- - At Muirkirk, in the 84th year of her age, gal.

Mrs Janet Anderson, relict of Mr John Lapraick, 19. At Montrose, in the 25th year of her age, late of Dalfram, well known to most of our readHelen Hunter Taylor, second daughter of Mr ers as the intimate friend of Burns. William Taylor, London.

- At Stirling, Miss Helen Colquhoun, daugh20. At Edinburgh, Mary, the wife of Ken. ter of the late Robert Colquhoun, Esq. of CainTreasurer, 10, Terrace, aged 61.

straddan. - At No. 2, Fettes Row, Edinburgh, Margaret At Toulouse, Madame La Perouse, widow Agnes, only daughter of Captain David Camp- of the celebrated naturalist of that name, aged 80 bell, of the 98th regiment.

years. 21. At her brother's house, Castle-Street, Edin- - At Inxion, aged 81, Mrs Helen Farquharson, burgh, Aliss Isabella Stivens.

relict of the late Thomas Mitchell, Esq.

March 6. At his house, 3, Great King-Street, March 14. At Hamburgh, Mr Joseph Brodie, of Edinburgh, Mr John Garioch.

the house of Messrs Pitcairn, Brodie, and Co. - At 28, Broughton Place, Edinburgh, Már - At Manse of Knockando, the Rev. Lachlan garet Ann, youngest daughter of the Rev. Dr Da.

M'17ersod, aged 68 years.. vid Ritchie, aged 12 years..

- At Larkhill Crescent, near Worcester, John - At Rosehall, George Adam Graham, aged 21,

1. Martin, Esq. late of Glencree, Galloway, in the second son of Mr John Graham, jeweller.

45th year of his agc. - At his seat, Redgrave Hall, Suffolk, George

19. At Montrose, at an advanced age, Mr AlexWilson, Esq. Admiral of the Red.

ander learns, harbour master. - The Honourable Colonel John Lindsay, bro- At Slawanrian, after a long an ip aful illness, ther of the late Earl of Balcarras.

which he ended with exemplary patience and -John Kerr,

Esq. Provost of Dumfries, in the resignation, the Rev. James Robert on, ininister 54th year of his age, after an illness of 14 days. of that parish; a man who will long be respect. The funeral was most numerously attended; ac fully and affectionately remembered by his pacording to a moderate calculation made by indivi- rishioners and by all who were intimately acquaintduals capable of judging, there were fully 500; ed with him, for his unfeigned piety, the accuracy and the concourse of spectators of this melancholy and extent of his literary and theological acquirescene is supposed to have amounted to no less ments, the singleness of heart with which he de. than 5000 souls.

voted himself to his pastoral duties, the truth, 7. At King's Place, Leith Walk, Mrs Margaret integrity, and sincerity, which adorned his whole Hedley, relict of the late Mr John King.

character, the warmth of his affections, and the - At Aberdeen, Mr Archibald Tytler, merchant, steadiness of his friendship. in the 70th year of his age.

16. At Greenock, Elizabeth, eldest daughter of - At Edinburgh, Mrs Catharine Sommerville, the Rer. John Dunn. in the 68th year of her age; and on the 16th in- 17. At Ely, Miss Elizabeth Duddingstone, eldest stant, Mr William Gibson, jun., late merchant, daughter of the late James Duddingstone, Esq. of Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, her husband, in the Saint Ford. 66th year of his age—both much and justly re- At

Kirtleton House, Dumfries-shire, David gretted.

Niven, Esq. of Kirtleton. At Pittenweem, Miss Katherine Anstruther, - At Kirkaldy, Mrs Landale, senior. daughter of the late Sir Philip Anstruther of - At her house, Hanover-Street, Edinburgh, Balcaskie, Bart.

Miss Phebe Durham, daughter of the deceased 8. At Thurso, William Henderson, Esq. of John Durham, Esq. surgeon, Kirkaldy. Scotscalder, Sheriff-substitute of the shire of -- At Forres, Mrs Grant, relict of the late Rev. Caithness.

Lewis Grant, minister of the gospel, Cromdale. - At Elshieshields, Mrs Christian Dickson, - At Edinburgh, Mrs Catharine Napier, wife spouse of J. E. Dickson, Esq. Elshieshields. of Macvey Napier, Esq. Professor of Convey.

At Glasgow, in the prime of life, and much ancing in the University of Edinburgh. and justly regretted, Mrs Eliza M'Queen, wife of - At Stirling, aged 60, Thomas Littlejohn, Esa. Mr James M Queen, South Wellington Place.

late Provost of Stirling. - At Grangemouth, Mrs Martha Wing, wife of 18. At London, Mis

Jane Smith, wife of Andrew John Selby, Esq. Collector of Canal Dues,

Paton, Esq. soap-manufacturer there. 9. At his house, West George Street, Glasgow, — At Edinburgh, Mr Wm. Stark, sen, builder. in the 59th year of his age, Wm. Jamieson, Esq.

- At Kendal, Mr Alexander Davidson, lecturer 10. At Paris, Mr Pinkerton, the distinguished in natural philosophy and chemistry. The Lawriter on geography, at the age of 67. He was bours of this gentleman, continued for a period born in Edinburgh.

of 30 years, have greatly contributed to diffuse, - At 22, Drummond Place, Edinburgh, Eliza among the middle ranks of society, a taste for Roy, daughter of the late William Roy, Esq. of philosophical pursuits ; while his loss of sight ne Nenthorn.

ver failed to excite a general interest in the inge - At Allanfield, William G. V. Scott, son of nuity and dexterity he displayed, in contriving Mr Robert Scott, merchant, Leith.

and exhibiting experiments, to which the faculty 11. At Crieff, Mrs Margaret Drummond, relict of vision might be supposed indispensably neces of the late Rev. Robett Stirling, minister of Crieff. sary.

- Mark Howard, fourth son of Mr Orr, 13, 19. At Birnam House, near Crieff, Mr David Forth-Street, Edinburgh.

Christie, exciseman, in the 30th year of his age. At Peterhead, Mrs Thomson Arbuthnot, of - At Paisley, Mr Walter Henderson, merchant. Nether Kinmundy:

At Balnabriech, after a long illness, borne - At Dunfermline, Mrs Margaret Pearson, re- with Christian resignation, Mrs Betty Low, wife lict of the deceased Mr John Kerr, manufacturer of Robert Colvill, Esq. farmer at Balnabriech, there, in the 82d year of her age, much and justly aged 34. regretted.

20. At Laurencekirk, aged 65, Mr John Low, 12. At the manse of Dysart, Mrs Christian Har. pastor of the Berean congregation, much regrettet. die, relict of the late Peter Brotherston, Esq. of - Mr George W. Kippen, son of the late Capt. Esk Mills, near Penicuik.

George Kippen, of the Hon. East India Company's - At Southfield, Stirling, John Anderson, se- service, nior, Esq. Izte of the island of St. Croix.

- At Edinburgh, Ann, the infant daughter of 13 At Plains of Thornton, Ann Cooper; and William Macdowall, Esq. of Carruth. three hours after, James Livingston, her husband; April 1. At her house in George-street, Portthe former aged 53, and the latter 75. They were man-square, London, Frances, the relict of Franburied in the church-yard of Glammis, in one cis Constable, Esq. of Burton Constable, in the grave.

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Trade of Northern Europegawows. 591 Short Chapter on Dedicationsgramma 524

LITERARY INTELLIGENCE. Sir Jasper Glendearn; a Border Story, 256 A Visit to the Corrichoich, or the

Works preparing for Publication,... 601 Glen of Mist, Caithness-shireguim 533 Monthly List of New Publications.. 603 Your Young Writer to the Signet ; a

Remarks on the Corn Lawsgomiranin.o 539

Foreign Intelligencegarowanaaminn 606 Woodstock ; or the Cavalier,....

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British Chronicle,mmmm...... canons 621 St. Andrew's Evegacomo........ 548 Appointments, Promotions, &C... 628 Notes on the last Number of the Marketsgonanásosammaro woorramariino 632 Quarterly Review govore

Meteorological Table,

633 The Prodigal,

Agricultural Reportgamansconomnom ib. Scotch Entails, and the Ascog Case, 567

Course of Exchange,amanicomoroso 634 Historical Fragments of Schiller, Prices of Edinburgh StockSgrocin... ib. The Seige of Antwerp garcom 576 Bankruptsgaranconi

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ADDITIONAL NOTICE OF THE REMINISCENCES OF MICHAEL KELLY. (Some months ago we inserted a hurried notice of this very amusing work, with, various extracts from its pages, and we would owe an apology to our readers for recurring to the same subject, had not the present notice been since furnished to us. by a Gentleman whom we are not at liberty to name, but who, we assure our read ers, holds a distinguished place in the annals of Scottish literature. We gladly avail ourselves of the efforts of his pen, and we feel satisfied that our readers, will be both highly pleased and instructed by perusing the following paper.] No publications are more popular of the author, make him a high au. in Britain, and we may say also in thority, and a well-informed narrator. France, than those relating to the It is but justice to his work to add, drama and the stage. I reckon it that he seems an impartial as well fortunate that it is so, because such

as a competent historian, or if he reading is an amusement of an inno- errs on any side, it is on that of the cent, and it may be said an improv- good-natured one, pleased, seeminging kind. It is a department of li- ly, with any opportunity of giving terature level to all ranks, and the praise, and exceedingly sparing of perusal of such books is an amusement of a more innocent kind than Besides the portraits and anecdotes many others, to which persons who of the performers on the mimic have time to spare which they know stage, his book contains anecdotes of not how to employ, sometimes de- many principal characters in the vote their hours. The work of great drama of the world. Of those Colley Cibber, himself an admirable of whom he principally records the comic actor, as well asauthor, is one of conduct, as well as the writings and the most entertaining in the English witticisins, is Mr Sheridan, whom language; entertaining as a history his situation gave him the best opof the Stage, as an account of the portunity, of knowing. This book great actors, and as a piece of criti. is in truth a valuable supplement to cism, both of those actors and of the Moore's Life of that extraordinary works in which they played. The man; and, though the narrative of a present work of Mr Kelly, though zealous friend, profuse of commendamuch inferior to that just mention- tion, and sparing of censure, is yet ed, is similar to it in subject, and in more according to the truth of bigthe number of theatrical anecdotes graphy. One is sorry to see, that which it details. These are particu- every new, anecdote related in this larly interesting to those who, like and other publications on the subshe writer of this article, knew most ject, only shews the unwarrantable of the theatrical performers of whom conduct of Mr Sheridan: perhaps it the anecdotes are told. In the mu. would not be too strong a word to sical department of the drama, the call his abilities, in the way of deceptalents, as well as the eminent station tion and shift against his creditors, VOL. XVIII.

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