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Edinburgh Magazine,

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LITERARY MISCELLANY,

FOR FEBRUARY 1789.

With a View of CuĻROSS ABBEY.

CONTENTS,
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Culrofs Abbey *

and the inhabitants of Rome, 95
Register of the Weather for Feb. 72 Letters relative to James the Se-
Information with regard to Alex- cond and his Grandlon,

99

ander Cunninghame, Editor of Letters to the People of Great

Horace, &c.

73 Britain, (continued from our

Copy original Petition of Alexan. laft,)

103
der Cunninghame to the Parlia- Opinions with respect to the Con-
ment of Scotland, for carrying duct and Character of the Duke
on a new Edition of the Cor- of Portland,

105
pus Juris,

ibid. New Account of the Earthquake
Extract from Lady Craven's Jour- at Lisbon,

106

ney to Conftantinople,

74 Memoirs of the Reign of Lewis

Account of a French Play, called XIV.

114

L'Optimiste ; or, the Man con- Reflections on an Esay of Mr

tent with every Thing, 79

Knox,

The Descent of Odin, translated Opinions of Sarah Dutchess Dow-

from the Edda,

ager of Marlborough,

;

124

Natural History of the Land Sa- Law Intelligence Extraordinary, 139

lamander,

85 Abbas and Sohry : A Persian

Account of a New Journey to Tale,

132

the Top of the Alps, 90 Poetry,

139

Remarks on the Ecclesiastical State Monthly Regifter.

* Culrofs Abbey, in the County of Perth, is the seat of the ancient family of
Dundonald, and stands upon an eminence in the neighbourhood of the Royal Burgh
of Culross, from ybich it takes its name, Here the Earl of Dundonald has coai
works, extending under almost the whole ground upon which the town and palace
ftand. Thèse, of confequence, are entirely supported by pillars of coal left for

that purpose, and a conliderable portion of the lea opposite to the town is in the

fame situation. The Earl of Dundonald made the firit trial of his method of ex-

tracting tar from coals at this place, for which his Lordship procured a patent

from Government, and which it is hoped will raise his family to be as respectable

for its wealth as it is already for its antiquity.

Vol. IX. No 50.

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