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EDINBURGH MAGAZINE.

No VII.

OCTOBER 1817.

VOL. II.

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Observations on Coleridge's Biographia Remarks on the Review of Mr Stewart's Literaria

3 Dissertation in the Quarterly, No Meteorological Phenomena observed in

XXXIII. Argyllshire

18 Vindication of Mr Wordsworth's Letter Letter from Mr Scoresby, jun. to Pro

to Mr Gray on a new edition of Burns' fessor Jameson.common

Works.

wanaman 65 Analytical Essays on the Early English Verses by Mr Walter Paterson www.nona 74 Dramatists, No II.

m21 Memoir of Rob Roy Macgregor, and Account of Bothwell's Attempt on Holy some Branches of his Family ib. roodhouse in 1591camer

30 The Progress of Learning, a Poem; by Curious Facts relative to the Abdication

an Oxonian masa of Queen Mary, communicated by Alarming Increase of Depravity among J. R. Esq.com.cn SI Animals and

82 On the Optical Properties of Mother-of Character of the Hon. Henry Erskine 86 pearl, by David Brewster, LL.D. &c. 33 Verses written at Killarney

marronner 87 Letter to the Lord High Constable from Mr Dinmontana

LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC Present State of Animal Magnetism in INTELLIGENCE.mmmmmmmmmmm 97 Germany

36 On the Cockney School of Poetry, No I. 38

WORKS preparing for PUBLICATION 98 Strictures on an Article in No LVI. of

MONTHLY LIST OF NEW PUBLICA

TIONS.mnamo the Edinburgh Review, entitled,

namamman 99 “ Present State of West Indian Af.

MONTHLY REGISTER. Elegy by the Ettrick Shepherd

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE marmoww.102 Medical Report of Edinburgh...maram48

BRITISH CHRONICLE..

107 Account of a Manuscript of Bishop Les British Revenue mana

w115 ley's History of Scotland, in the pos Commercial Report.com

116 session of the Earl of Leven and Mel. Meteorological Report. ville ; by Thomas M'Crie, D.D. Com Promotions and Appointments common. 123 municated by Tho. Thomson, Esq.mm.52 | Births, Marriages, and Deaths...wowa 125

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Several interesting articles intended for insertion in this Number have, owing to the press of matter, been necessarily delayed; and among others, Reviews of Kirkton's Memoirs, Hazlitt's Shakspeare, Stirling Heads, and the Lament of Tasso :--the Case of the Deaf Mute; Prospectus of a Work intended to give a correct View of the State of Education in Scotland, with some Remarks, and a Specimen of the Mode in which the Work will be executed, by the Rev. Andrew Thomson, A.M. Minister of St George's Church, Edinburgh ; Sketches of Foreign Scenery, &c. They will probably appear in our

In place of a formal Prospectus, we now lay before our Readers the titles of some of the articles which we have either already received, or which are in preparation by our numerous Correspondents, among whom we are happy to announce almost all the distinguished Contributors to the late Edinburgh Monthly Magazine.

A series of Essays on the Pulpit A series of Essays on the Italian Eloquence of Scotland, No I.; being Theatre, containing numerous Transa parallel between Mr Alison and Dr lations of Compositions that have never Chalmers.

before appeared in English; by the A series of Essays, entitled “ Baro same Gentleman. niana;" being Disquisitions concerning An Essay on Romance, prefatory to the Origin and Early History of Scot- the Lives of the most eminent Troutish Families.

badours. Regular Intelligence from the Sci An Account of all the great Public entific Circles of Paris, by a distin Schools in England, Eton, Winchester, guished Member of the Institute. Harrow, Rugby, Christ's Hospital, St

Letter to Walter Scott, Esq. from Paul's, &c.: to be followed by a more Mr William Laidlaw, on an interest full account than has yet been laid ing Agricultural Subject.

before the Public, of the English UniDefence of Drummond of Haw versities; and the subject to be conthornden, against an attack in Gif- cluded by a series of Essays on Eduford's Life of Ben Jonson.

cation, containing a complete discusOn the Life and Writings of Isaacsion of the comparative merits of the Walton, and his friend Bishop Ken. English and Scottish Systems.

Strictures on the Latinity of Dr Specimens of Translation from SpanGregory.

ish Poetry, written during the Penin-
On the Sports and Games of the sular War.
Crimea.

Dialogues over a Punch-bowl, No I.
Bibliopolo Detectus,” being an II. III. IV.
Account of the Tricks, Squabbles, and Historical and Critical Essay on Blue
Schemes of Booksellers.

Stockings.
Notices of Reprints of curious Old On the Ancient Modes of Interment
Books, No 1. Dekker's Gull's Horn and Incremation.
Book.

Answer to the Question, “ Why is
The Knight Errants, No I.

the Church of Scotland illiterate ?" Some Account of the Life and Un On the Latin Poems of Petrarch and published Poems of John Finlay, Bocaccio. Author of the Vale of Ellerslie.

On Marino ‘and his Poetry, con-
A series of Essays on the Greek sidered in relation with the Writings
Drama, containing New Translations of Guarini.
both of the Dialogue and Chorusses. On the Infancy and Youth of Shak-
By the writer of the Analytical Es speare.
says on the Early English Dramatic Remarks on Dunlop's History of
Poets.

Fiction, and an Essay on the Prose
A series of Essays on the French Romances.
Thcatre, by the same Gentleman, and Essays on the Writings of Lope de
in a similar plan.

Vega and Calderon, with Specimens.

View of the Age of Hadrian.

On the absurd belief that the study Translations from the Minor Greek of the Mathematics strengthens the Poets.

Power of Moral Reasoning. Hours before Breakfast, No I. II. On Militar: Genius, and the Edua Six Letters from Killarney.

cation of a Soldier. Walks through the Highlands, in a An Account of different interesting series of Letters.

Funeral Ceremonies. The Angler's Guide through Scot Scraps of Criticism, No I. II. III. land, No I. II. III. IV. V.

Essays on British Zoology, No I. On the Egotism of the Lake Poets, II. III. more especially of Wordsworth.

On the Old Maids of the Greeks, A Friendly Remonstrance with John and the Mysogynaical Apophthegms of Wilson, Esq. on some of the Principles Greek Authors. of Poetic Composition adopted by him Comparison between Ancient and in his “ City of the Plague.”

Modern Eloquence, in a series of Essays. Life of Zachary Boyd, with some Two Letters to W. E. Leach, Esq. extracts from his Works, published of the British Museum. and unpublished.

On the Modern Method of manuMemoir of the Literary Life of John facturing Encyclopædias, addressed to Pinkerton.

Macvey Napier, Esq. On the Marriage-Law of Scotland. On “ Translation,” by Madame de On the Genius of Baxter.

Stael, her last Work, and never pubExtraordinary Anecdotes of a Con- lished in this country. vict.

Notices of William Cleland, the A Complete Guide through the Covenanter. Lakes of England.

A Dissertation on the “ Periodical Specimens of Oxford Prize Poetry, Criticism” of Great Britain, translated with Critical Remarks.

from the German of Schlegel. An Essay on Marine Poetry.

Curious Notices of Gawin Douglas, On Academical Abuses. Addressed Bishop of Dunkeld. to John Young, Esq. Professor of Remarks on the Melody of certain Greek in the University of Glasgow. old Scots Airs.

Review of the “ Political Works" On the Character of Sappho. of James Graham, Esq. Advocate. Account of the Life and Poems of

A series of Essays on the more ob- Chiabrera. scure, but meritorious Modern Poets. On Lyrical Poetry. No I. Of the

On the Poets of the West End of Hebrews. the Town, No I.

Remarks on the mean Qualifications On the Cockney School of Poetry, of all the English Lexicographers, and No II. III.

on the Etymological Genius of J. H. Accounts of various living Scottish. Tooke. Versifiers in the lower Ranks of So On the Study of Anglo-Saxon. ciety, with Specimens; No I.

On the fashionable Dances of Scoto Letter addressed to C. K. Sharpe, land about the time of Queen Mary. Esq. on his mode of commenting on “ Vitruvius Iratus," addressed to Church History

the Magistrates of Edinburgh. Essays on the Genius of the living MS. Tractate on Elves and Brownies, Artists of Scotland. No I. Allan. with Notes.

Three Essays --on the English, Duke Hamilton's Ghost, or the Una Scotch, and Irish Characters.

derminer countermined, a Poem, datOn Pastoral Poetry.

ed 1659. On Public Opinion regarding Liter Account of some remarkable Trials ature.

omitted by Lord Fountainhall. On what Coleridge calls the “ Read. Remarkable Interview between Franing Public"

cis Jeffrey and William Wordsworth ; Ought not Poets to be the best Cri a Dream. tics on Poetry?

On the Taste of Burger in altering Is Superstition necessarily pernicie our old Scottish and English Ballads. ous ?

On a proposed New Poetical Version On Capital Punishment.

of the Psalms. On the Profession of the Law,-an On Byron's Imitation of the Lake Essay.

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