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EDINBURGH MAGAZINE,

OR

LITERARÝ MISCELLANY,

FOR JANUARY 1794. With a View of the RUMBLING Bridge, at Glen-Devon, in the

Parish of Muchart, Kinrofs-Shire.

This Bridge is fung over a charm, worn by the River Devon, about 90 feet deep,

very narrow, and horrible to look down ; the bottom in many parts is covered with fragmenis, in others the waters are visible, gushing between the stones with great violence; the sides in many places project, and almoft lock in each other, trees fhoot out in various fpos, and contribute to increase the gloom of the gl-n, while the ear is filled with the cawing of Daws, the cooing of Wood Pigeuns, and the imp tuous noise of the waters.

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CON TENTS:

Page Register of the Weather for Jan. 2 Account of the State-Prison of KoPrincipal Occurrences in 1793, 3 migstein, in Saxony,

50 Anecdotes of Honoré D'Urfé, Au- Account of the Enjoyments of the thor of the Astrea,

5

Ancient Anglo-Saxons, 51 Account of the Life of Dr John Life of Henry Howard, Earl of Dee,

9
Surrey,

52 Comments on Sterne, by John Fer. ,

The Prowess and Death of Caprier, M. D.

14

tain Tranchemont, and his brave Account of the State of the Body Companions; a Tale,

55 and Mind in Old Age, with

POETRY. Observations on its Diseases, and Ode for the New Year,

62 their Remedies, 20 to Pity,

ib. Account of Sir Fofhua Reynolds, 22 The Goldfinch and Linnet, Account of the Scailags, or Pre- Sonnet, by Mifs Locke,

ib. dial Slaves, in the Western If. Choose for Yourself,

ib. lands of Scotland,

27 Description of Spring, Domestic Conveniences ofthe Sub- A Vow to love faithfully, ib,

tenants in the Western Illes, 28 MONTHLY REGISTER. Account of the Extraordinary Proceedings of the National Con. Manner in which the Inhabitants vention of France,

65 of St Kilda catch Solan Geefe, 29 Intelligence from Sweden, 72 Account of the Persons, Genius,

from Ruffia, America, Westand Difpofition, Name, Dress, Indies, and Toulon,

73 &c. of the Japanese,

30
from the East Indies,

74 Anecdotes of Hugh Kelly, Erg, 37 His Majesty's Speech to both Account of the African Termites

Houses of Parliament, 75 Bellicofi, a species of Ant, 42 Affairs in Scotland ; trial of John On Luxury, Idleness, and Industry, 45 Macnab,

76 Rerlections on Singularity of Man- Trial of William Skirving,

77 pers, 48 Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 80

STAT:

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THE

EDINBURGH MAGAZINE

OR

LITERARY MISCELL ANY,

FOR JANUARY 1794.
With a View of the RUMBLING BRIDGE at Glen-Devon.

PRINCIPAL OCCURRENCES FROM DECEMBER 1792 TO

DECEMBER 1793.

M

1792. R Munro, son of Sir vention published a reply to Lord Dec. 22.

Hector Munro, Bart. Grenville's answer, in which they killed by a royal tiger on Saugar explained their decree, viz. that they illand.

would ailiit any nation wishing to 26. Louis XVI. brought to the throw off tyranny. bar of the Convention, when Defeze, 6. The King of Pruffia published one of his Counsel, delivered a speech the reasons for his troops marching in his defence.

into Poland, viz. to quath French 27. Citizen Chauvelin presented principles, and oppose the change of a note to Lord Grenville, requesting Government of May 3, 1791. to know whether France was to con- 7. James Tytler, chemilf, outlawfider Britain as a neutral or hostile ed by the High Court of Justiciary power.

for not appearing to fand trial when 28. In the National Convention accused of publishing an “ Addreis a declaration from the Court of Spain to the people and their friends.” was read, promising a strict neutrali- 8. William Stewart, late nierchant ty-At same time, a letter was pre. in Leith, outlawed by the High Court sented, requiring the Convention not of Justiciary for not appearing to to commit violence on Louis XVI. stand trial when accused of circulabut to allow him to chuse an asylum ting feditious writings and medals. for bimself. The note adds, 'That, --Received the Royal Affent--upon this ground alone, Spain will the alien bill-bill for preventing the remain neuter in the war,

circulation of aflignats, &c. 31. Lord Grenville fent an answer 11. Three young lads sentenced by to Chauvelin, remarking upon fome the High Court of Jufticiary to nine observations contained in his note, months imprisonment, for uttering seand informing him, that he could not ditious words in Edinburgh Castle. be received but as from his Most 12. An attack against the people Christian Majesty

in Kells, Ireland, made by the De1793. Jan. 4. The National Con- fenders, and several killed.

A 2

15. The

15. The National Convention de. Feb. i. In the National Convencřeed that Louis Capet was guilty of tion it was decreed, that the French a conspiracy against the Liberty of nation is at war with the King of the Nation, and of attempts against England and the Stadtholder of Hol. the Safety of the State-lhe Con- land. vention, after fitting thirty-fix hours, 3. M. Marat, who came to Lonvoted that death be inflicted on Lou. don to negociate with Ministry after is Capet. The votes were—for death, Chauvelin set off, received orders to 366—for detention or baniihment, quit the kingdom. He obtained no 319—for imprisonment, 2.

interview with Ministers. 19. An investigation of the votes 4. James Smith, gursmith in Glasagainst Louis took place, when there gow, outlawed by the High Court appeared a majority of 27 votes de of Justiciary for not appearing to cidedly for death over all the other stand trial for writing a leditious ad. species of voters. After which 310 vertisement.-An embargo laid on voted for delaying the execution of all vessels in British ports belonging the fentence-348 against delay. to France.

20. A person named Paris, one of 6. A deputation of Dutch Patrithe King's late Body Guards, fiab- ots in Paris thanked the Convention bed Pelletier in a Coffeehouse, for for declaring war against the Stadhaving voted the death of Louis. tholder.

21. Louis executed, and his body 11. Proclamation issued to make interred in the burying ground of La reprisals againft France. The ConMadaliene; aged 39 years.

vention between Great Britain and 24. Mons. Chauvelin received of- Spain relative to Nootka Sound fignficial orders to depart from Britain ed at London..Sir James Eyre apbefore the ift of February.

pointed Chief Justice

of the Court of 25. Lord Auckland presented a Common Pleas. Declaration to the States General 12. Sir Archibald Macdonald aprelative to the correspondence be- pointed Chief Baron of the Court of tween Lord Grenville and M. Chau. Eschequer. velin, and the sentiments entertained 13. Sir John Scot appointed Atby Britain towards France.--Monf. torney General, and John Mitford, Chauvelin, French ambassador, left Elg. Solicitor General. London for Paris.

15. The Tron Church of Glasgow 27. A French squadron bombard- burnt down. ed the city of Cagliari.

19. Thomas Dowling, a witness 28. The King fent a message to on Captain Kimber's trial, found guilthe House of Commons, intimating, ty of perjurý. that from the proceedings of France, 26. Thomas Devereux, a witness it was necessary to increase the for- on Captain Kimber's trial, tried for ces of this kingdom.—The High perjury and acquitted.—The States Court of Justiciary outlawed James General of the United Provinces ifThomson Callender, accused of pub- füed a Manifesto, in which they inlishing, “ The Political Progress of sertéd a Proclamation circulated by Great Britain," &c.

General Dumourier, and refuted his 31. Lord George Gordon's term charges against the Stadtholder. of imprisonment expired; but not 21. All French strangers ordered being able to find proper security, he to quit Rotterdam. was remanded to Newgate.- Paris, 24. Breda surrendered to Dumou. the aflaflin of Pelletier, being seized rier. at Forges les Eux, blew out his 25. The first embarkation of Guards brains.

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