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day to Mr Tiffaney, the haberdasher— Your Ladyship's right-it is best to Mr Tiffaney, I want a new bottom.-' be provided, in case of accidentVery well, Ma'am--happy to supply Ladyship's right-Ladyship's most your Ladyship-proud to say my humble servant. b have been much approved

• You may also inform your country of, and given satisfaction.-- Not so readers, that the male dress has unfast, Mr Tiffaney—he last I had is dergone some change, though in geworn out already.- Why, Ma'am, neral, puppyism has remained in statu you very well know that no lady of quo for these some months. fashion has been at rest five minutes • Some few distinguished spirits have - in a place for some time past – What endeavoured to new model the beard, with races—morning and evening con- by making it half Jewish, half Chriscerts-dinner parties-squeezing and tian, and have thought it an ornament mobbing to get into the playhouse to come into company with a tuft of fits and fainting soon after-tossing hair like a whin-bush on each cheek. and tumbling to get out again-then But this savage fashion has not been assemblies, or fireworks, with the de. much followed. licate assistance of a young fellow's Roses, or tufts of black ribbons or arm—late suppers, and all that sort strings, tying the shoes, instead of of thing—why really, Ma'am, the best buckles, have also appeared as a mornbottoms cannot support such tear and ing dress; and by and by the country wear any length of time-Your labourers in this particular will be in Ladyship looks thinner since last fur- high fashion all the day through. nishing Here now is a b-m, Ma'am * Long-necked spurs, with joints like -Your Ladyship's back, if you folding penknives, to make them conplease--ay, this gets well up behind venient in walking, and to prevent --quite Ladyship's size.-Rather flat, cutting the legs (no matter for the Mr Tiffaney.-- Plump as can be, your horse's sides,) are coming into fashion; Ladyship. But I must have my old but sensible people think the shortest bottom repaired, Mr Tiffaney.-We'll necked long enough for the purpose do the best we can, my Lady-Your · of a spur. Ladyship must allow that the artifi. Several people, besides barbers and cial b-m is the most fundamental bakers, have worn white hats this seaimprovement of modern times. There was but t'other day, Miss Plausible, • Promiscuous bathing has been very accompanied by her friend Miss Crop, much in fashion this season, and the bought a b-m here, and being to decency of an awning to the bathing cross the water, the poor soul slipt machines, so universal in England, is her foot in stepping into the boat, and not yet adopted *; to the great satiswent souce into the sea—the tide go- faction of the rude and the ill-bred, ing three knots an hour—but, my who triumph in insulting modesty. Lady, she sat as snug and composed • The buckskin and nankeen dra. on the face of the water, as Queen pery of the young gentlemen still conMab on the Gossamer. With her tinues as if sewed or pasted to the skin. bosom frame, gauzes, and flounces, • The first symptoms of a risingbuck she looked, by all the world, like a this season have commenced at and swan on a cruize in a pond. Your

after Ladyship means to go north soon, diversions now over, presume? Wish

* Since the above was written, an im. your Ladyship good weather to cross

provement has taken place. Separate houses the ferries.-Thank you, Mr Tiffaney, the bathing machines for the ladies are fur

for the gentlemen and ladies are built, and -You may as well send two bms. nished with awnings.


after school, by turning the broad indistinct sketches they had exhibitcock of the hat foremost, and the but. ed. ton behind—assuming a knowing look,

· The Musicians were against ill-timwith a gait like Filch in the Beggar's ed jarring, and wished for nothing so Opera--carrying a short bludgeon in much as harmony in the country.the hand, and endeavouring to swear They would heartily join with their (poor things!) most dreadfully. fellow citizens, in “ De'il tak the

• The having half-a-dozen large but wars,” and hoped that the “ Rathians tons under the pocket lids, might do Rant” would never be made the povery well for security in these pick- pular music of Scotland. They said pocket times, but unfortunately, it the French set of “ De’il stick the is not the fashion to have button Minister” was perfect discord, and holes.

unsuitable to the Scots melody. The • The rumpled boot about the ancle, French organ, in their opinion, was to give air to the calf in the white- altogether out of tune. silk stocking, has still been thought • The Brewers deprecated the de. tonish by a few; and

signs of those wicked persons who • Boots in the forenoon, with persons were so busily fermenting disturbances, who have no horses to ride, is thought masking mischief, and infusing groundvery fashionable.'

less fears into the public mind. They

hoped in the spirit of benevolence and At the time of the fermentation humanity, that these persons would occasioned by the French revolution

never drink the bitter dregs of the cup in 1792, Mr Creech, who was a very of their own brewing. loyal subject, wrote a series of profes- • The Gardeners were nettled at the sional declarations in favour of go- exotic notions that had sprung up in vernment. A few of these we shall

some people's minds. endeavour to find room for.

of disloyalty had shot out, but they

were not for this climate. The Fleur • The Tanners declared, that it ap- de lis, the indigenous plant of France, peared to them that some people were had been blasted by severe storms, hide-bound on the present occasion; and they advised the cultivators of the but for their part they would allow

new weeds to try the climate of Bono association (not even of the cow- tany Bay. These planters might live feeders *) to stroke them against the to rue their sage reform by deiving hair. It was true that some people in new ground in this country:were disposed to bark at false alarms, They considered our present constitubut they would curry favour with no

tion as a Noli me tangere. The new such pickles.

improvers had mistaken the poison• The Painters could not draw in

ous foxglove for penny-royal, and too lively colours the blessings they celery, which it was well known they enjoyed as men and citizens. They were in search of. viewed with abhorrence the outlines • The Shoemakers were ready to of a system which would deface the pledge their awl for the support of the fairest picture of liberty which man- constitution, and they were resolved kind had ever framed. The promi- to stick to the last. nent features of the constitution should

The Printers received daily proofs be made to stand forth from the can. of the excellence of the constitutione vas on the present occasion, for the

Animpression had been made on their reformers were but daubers, from the minds that it was superior to the arThe Cow-feeders had published violent

bitrary measures (after the trial of a resolutions for a reform in government.

republic) in the last century, for not

A few sprigs


one of their number had yet lost his on a too prevalent disorder of fashionears on the pillory.

able life. . The matter seemed to be now made • Thou man of mode and gallantry! up, and they sincerely wished that thou plumest thyself upon thy nice those who had broken the tranquillity honour, virtue, humanity! --words alof the country might be carried by ways in thy mouth: How opposite to the devils to hell*.

these principles is thy practice! « The Booksellers declared them. Wouldst thou hesitate to rob a friend, selves enemies to piracy. They saw no or beggar his family! Let me tbunneed of a French translation when the der it in your ears-you do so in fact! original English was complete. Im- By a thousand vile arts, you insinuate perfections there were in the best yourself into his family and confiworks, but these could be easily sup- dence; you, like a thief under trust, plied, as provision was always made basely steal from him what he holds for such accidents. Many a good most dear, the affections of the wife work had been spoiled cum notis va- of his bosom! You deprive, till then riorum, and commentators often made an honest woman, of her morals, her the text obscure.

virtue, her religion and consign her The Blacksmiths were against un- to infamy. You deprive a race of hinging the constitution. Much pub- helpless infants of a tender parent, and lic business was now on the anvil, and reduce a whole family to ruin! The it was not a time to blow the bellows loss of money may be repaired; but of sedition. Cooling measures they to rob a husband of his wife, to have thought best, but some people were the fountain polluted from whence hissing hot, to make a splutter to hurt every stream of domestic happiness is themselves.

derived, is of all miseries the most 'The Saddlers, spurred on by zeal bitter and complicated. Deprived of for the constitution, were determined the happiness which he enjoyed at to put the saddle on the right horse, home, the reward of his toil and virand that, in their opinion, was the tuous labour, his industry Aags, and white horse.

gives way to carelessness and dissipa• The Bonnet-makers were against tion; despair not unfrequently takes all innovations, for they thought some place, and murder completes the cafolks had a bee in their bonnets. tastrophe! Their wish was—That the Heir- Ap- • And thou, infatuated woman! once parent might fill his father's bonnet. the respected wife of a virtuous hus

band! the sharer of his fortune, the Gaiety, however, is by no means the delight of his heart, the mother of his exclusive feature of these pieces; many infants! how art thou fallen! --Seduof them are in a moral and religious ced from the path of virtue, what tone. These, tho’ not bearing the cha. misery attends your steps! - Your racter of finished composition, are writ. short career of folly is run! - Torn ten with spirit, and display upon these from your helpless babes, on whose insubjects a strictness of principle even nocent heads your infamy descends; bordering in austerity. We have on

thrown out by your husband from ly space for the following strictures the house where once you was mis

tress! the hospitable door now shut When the types are set, and adjusted against you! despised by your friends, in the frame, it is said the matter is made up. The younger apprentices are called

deserted by your vile seducer, and at devils, and the broken types are thrown in last abandoned to want, misery, and 'to a box which is called hell.


NEW NEW WORKS PUBLISHED IN EDIN- the inferences most necessary and use BURGH.

ful to mankind.” It was required New and copious English and that all the Essays should be lodged

Gaelic Vocabulary, with the dif- with a gentleman at Aberdeen, by ferent parts of speech in alphabetical the 1st of January, 1814. Seven order. By P. Macfarlane. 8v0.- years were allowed to candidates to 7s.6d.

prepare the dissertations ; repeated Popular Models, and impressive notices were given in the newspapers Warnings for the sons and daughters of the amount of the prizes, the subof Industry. By Mrs Grant, late of ject, and the conditions. The judges Duthil. 2 vols. 10s.

appointed and sworn were, Gilbert General view of the Agriculture Gerard, D. P. professor of divinity in of the counties of Ross and Clack- King's College; the Rev. George mannan, drawn up for the considera- Glennie, professor of moral philosotion of the Board of Agriculture. By phy in Marischall College; and Ro. Patrick Graham, D.D., Minister of bert Hamilton, L.L. D. professor of Aberfoyle. 8vo.

mathematics in the same college. At The Edinburgh Medical and Phy. a meeting in Marischall College. the sical Journal, No. 44. 35.

three judges reported that they had The Fariners' Magazine, No. 63. unanimously decreed the prizes in two 3s.

dissertations; and, on opening the Memoirs of the Caledonian Horti- sealed letters accompanying the discultural Society, No. 6.


sertations, which contained the name The Hebrew Psalter, edited by Mr and address of the writers, it was disFrey. 8vo. 5s. .

covered that the twelve hundred

pounds prize was due to W. L. Brown, LITERARY INTELLIGENCE.

D. D. principal of Marischall Col

lege, &c. &c. and that of four bunА GREAT literary prize was decided dred pounds to T. B. Sumner, Esq.

at Aberdeen on the 4th instant: of Eton College. --Mr Burnett, a merchant in that Lieut.-Colonel C. W. Pasley, aucity, bequeathed by his will a sum to thor of the Essay on Military Policy, be allowed to accumulate until it 8vo. is about to publish Elementary should amount to £.1600 sterling, Fortification, illustrated by upwards when it was to be given in two prizes, of five hundred diagrams in wood. the first of £.1200 and the second of The Rev. Thomas Frognall Dib£.400, to two writers who should, in din, is preparing a third volume of the opinion of three judges, chosen by Typographical Antiquities of Great the members of the King's and Ma- Britain; begun by the late Joseph rischall Colleges, the established cler- Ames, augmented by William Her. gy of Aberdeen, and his own trustees, bert, and now greatly enlarged, with produce the best dissertations on “The curious notes, and illustrated with nuEvidence that there is a Being all- merous portraits, wood-cuts, and other powerful, wise, and good, by whom appropriate engravings. every thing exists; and particularly Mr Evans, printer, in Bristol, has to obviate difficulties regarding the invited all authors and publishers wisdom and goodness of the Deity; whose works, though still in print, are and this, in the first place, from con- not named in the last-published. Lonsiderations independent of written don Catalogue,' to furnish him (postRevelation ; and, in the second place, age paid) with the necessary partifrom the Revelation of the Lord Je- culars for a similar publication, under sus; and from the whole, to point out the title of • The British Provincial


Catalogue ;' such a book being, in his tuation, though not quite in an equal opinion, necessary to indicate the pro- degree. The result of the whole per rank of these islands in the Re. was, an average of Sa. Rs. 2,651 public of Letters.

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chest for the Patna, The fourth volume of the Prize and Sa. Rs. 2 73 7 1 for the Benares Essays and Transactions of the Highopium: yielding a total produce to the land Society of Scotland; to which Company of Sa. Rs. 47, 78, 425, or will be prefixed, an account of the above 7 lacs of ru ees more than principal proceedings of the society the whole gross receipts at the first since 1907; by Henry Mackenzie, sale of 1813-14, when the quantity Esq., one of the directors, is preparing of opium put up exceeded that for publication.

brought into the present sale by no A treatise on the Law of Scotland, less than 594 chests. These unprewith respect to Tithes and the Sti- cedented prices are the more unacpends of the Parochial Clergy, is an countable, as the stock on hand, at the nounced, by John Connell, Esq. Ad- date of the last advices from Macao, vocate, procurator of the church of amounted to 1,900 chests, being conScotland.

siderably in excess of the usual proMr Wardrop is printing a second portion at the same season of the year. volume of his Essays on the Morbid The bye-laws of the East India Anatomy of the Human Eye. Company, which prevented them

A second volume is printing, of from investing their capital in shipDiscourses on the Principles of Reli- ping, having been rescinded at the last gious Belief, as connected with Hu- general court of proprietors, they are man Happiness and Improvement; now at liberty to become ship-owners, by the Rev. Robert Morehead. and of course enabled to give effect

to their great ship-building-establish

ments in Asia. This change in the COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE.

system of the East India Company is

evidentiy in contemplation of the adTHE first sale of the East India vantages they are to derive under the

Company's opium for this year, bill in favour of East India shipping. took place at the opium warehouse, It however now becomes a most imCalcutta, on the 26th December, portant question how this new system 1814, pursuant to advertisement.- of the East India Company is to be The first 4 lots of Patna opium were carried on ; for unless they are oblisold at Sa. Rs. 2,025 per chest; af- ged to navigate the India built ships ter which the price rose gradually they own, or employ, with British until it reached Sa. Rs. 2,900, and seamen, according to the existing law then again declined towards the close of of the country, it will be impossible to the sale. The prices of the Benares keep manned the King's ships on the opium experienced a similar Auc- India station.


LOUD howls the blast o'er Etterick Pen,

The sna' is drifting i' my e'e,
Oh rise an' let an auld man in,

I've far to gaung, I'm laith to dee.

The water-wraith is loudly heard,

Frae fell an' flude wi' dulefu' soun', The grey cock craws, the howlet screams, An' I am far frae grange or touri.

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