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STATE OF THE BAROMETER, &c. From Nov. 26th to Dec. 25th 1815, in

the vicinity of Edinburgh.

27

Barom | Thermom. Rain. Weather. 1815.

M. N. J. P. Nov. 26 30.65 38 41

Clear 30.5 38 39 28 30.3 39 39 0.11 Hain 29 30. 36 40

Clear 30 30. 33 38 0.1 Rain Dec. 1 29.8 40 45 0.02 Showers

2 30. 43 47 0.06 Rain
31'30.1 39 46

Cloudy
429.78 3945
5 | 30.1 37 44 0.02 Shower
6 29.81 34 | 45

Clear | 30.35 37 | 89 0.01 Sleet 8 30.35 34 41

Cloudy 9 30.55 32 49

Clear
10! 30.4 34 | 45
11 30.4 35 43
12 30. 33 44

0.15 Rain
13 30.1 40 43

Clear
14 30.15 39 49
15 29.5 37 | 38 0.21 Rain
16 30.41 32 40 0.09 | Snow
17 | 29.3 21 38

Clear
18 29.51 27 41 0.05 - Snow
19 29.61 25 38

0.1 20 29.5 30 96 0.09

29.71 22 29.71

0.01 Snow 29 29.5 36 40 0.02 24 29.22 36

38 0.03 Kain 25 29.8 26 33

Clear

High Water at Leith for

January 1816.
Days. | Morn.

Even.
H. M. H.
M. 1 3 17 3 36
Tu. 2 3 59 4 11
W. 4 28 4 45
Tb. - 4 5 2 5 20
Fr. 5 5 38 5 57
Sa. · 6 6 19 6 99
Su, 7

2 7 29 M. 8 7 56 8 27 Tu. 99 0 9 35 W. 10 | 10 10 10 45 Th. 11

19 11 52 Fr. 12 | 12 22 12 51 Sa. 13

1 17 Su. 14 1 42 2 9 M. 15 2 33 2 57 Tu. 16 3 21 S 40 W. 17

7 4 29 Th. 18 4 53 5 14 Fr. 19 5 88 6 0 Sa. 20 6 23 6 46 Su. 21 7

7 97 M. 22 8 7 8 40 Tu. 23 9 15 9 54 W. 24 | 10 33 11 11 Th. 25 11 47 | 12 18 Fr. 26 | 12 4+ Sa. 27 1 8 1 31 Su. 28 1 49 29 M. 29 2 26 2 44 Tu. 30 3

3 17 W. 31 3 92

3 43

1

21

32 39 - Clear

35

40

D.

MOON'S PHASES

For JANUARY 1816. Apparent time at Edinburgh.

H. M. First Quart. 7. 6 54 aftern. Full Moon, 15.

1 15 morn: Last Quart. 21. 4 11 aftern. New Moon, 29. 8 50 morda

Quantity of Rain................1.07

January 18. Queen's birth-day kept.

27. Duke of Sussex born, 1773
30. King Charles I. martyrdom.

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THE

Scots Magazine,

AND

EDINBURGH LITERARY MISCELLANY,

For DECEMBER 1815.

Description of the Tower of Alloa. Description of Scotland in the Reigen
TH
HIS very fine remain of antiquity tum Jundi. By Hartmann Sche-
was built about the end of the

del Nuremburg, 1493. 13th century.

It was at first the property of the Sovereigns of Scot- SCOTLAND is the remotest porland; but in 1369, David 11. ex.. tion of that island in which Eng. changed it with Lord Erskine, for land is situated, and lies to the North the estate of Strathgartney, in Perth of the latter countsy, from which it shire.

An intimate friendsvip long is separated by nvers of moderate size, subsisted between the family of Ers. and by a certain mountain.

Here kine and the Royal House of Stewart, we were in the time of winter, when of which many memorials are pre- the sun enlightened the earth for litserved. Several of the Scottish Prin. tle more than three hours. James ces, while under the wardship of the then reigned, a prince of a square Earl of Mar, received their educa form, and a large belly. Having been tion here. It contained some very formerly taken by the English, he had fine pictures, particularly a half length been kept a prisoner for eleven years. of Queen Mary; and, till 1800, it was At length, being dismissed, he took the residence of the Erskines of Mar. a wife from England, and returning On the 28th August 1800, a fire home, slew many nobles with the broke out, by which the mansion was sword. But he himself was at length burnt 10 the ground, and the Tower slain by his own domestics; whose only remained. The picture of Queen revenge being completed, his son asMary was destroyed; but the other sumed the kingdom. We had forpictures, with the books and papers, merly heard that there grew in Scotand part of the furniture, were fortu- land a tree, above the bank of a river, nately preserved.

which produced fruits having the form The Tower' is situated nearly in (anetarum)

which, when the heart of the town of Allva. It they were nearly ripe, fell off sponis 89 feet high, and the thickness of taneously, some upon the ground, the walls 11 feet. It is surrounded others into the water. Those that with very fine gardens, chiefly in the fell on the ground rotted, but those old-fashioned style.

that fell into the water, first swam in

the

the rivers with fins, and then flew in Theodosius, marquis of Parma, by the air with feathers and wings. On whom he had several sons, besides enquiring eagerly about this

matter,

his heir, we learned, that spurious miracles fly 4. Axo--The second, who was third always farther and farther. The fa. marquis of Este, and the founder mous tree, we were told, was to be of the Brunswick family, by his found, not in Scotland, but in the wife Maria, sister to Guelph III. Orkney Islands. But the following carl of Alost, and, by her, was famiracle was presented to us. We

ther to saw poor people, almost naked, com- 5. Guelph - Surnamed the Robust, ing to church and begging; upon who, about 1070, was by the enwhich they received stones, for which peror Henry IV. made duke of Ba. they expressed thanks, and shewed the varia: he married Judith, daughgreatest joy. This kind of stone ter of Baldwin earl of Flanders, being composed of sulphur, or other and widow of Tosto earl of Kent, fat matter, is burned instead of wood, brother to Harold king of England. of which the country is destitute. He left by her, two sons, Guelph,

who died without issue, and 6. Henry Called the Black. He

married Wilfenden, daughter of Genealogical Account of the House of Maginus, duke of East Saxony, HANOVER.

was by her, father of Henry, and

of Guelph, who settled in Italy. TO THE EDITOR.

7. Henry II.-Called the Haughty, SIR,

married Gertrude, daughter to the ALTHOUGH it must be known to Emperor Lothaire 11. of whom he

most of your readers, that the pre- had the investiture of Bavaria, and sent reigning family is descended from

afterwards the dukedom of Saxony. the ancient and distinguished house of

He died about the year 1179, and Brunswick in Germany, and remately was succeeded by his son from the House of Este in Italy, I 8. Henry III. – Called the Lyon, do not know if many of them are duke of Saxony, one of the most acquainted with all the links of the

powerful princes in Germany. He chain. Having been employed there- married Maud, or Matilda, daughfore in making up a genealogical ter of Henry II. king of Engtree of this illustrious House, I venture land, and great grand-daughter to submit to you the following, in of king Malcolm 111. of Scothopes that it may be read with some land, called Ceanmore. By her be interest.

was father of Otho, who was elected Yours, &c.

emperor of Germany, and died J. B.

without issue. Henry was count 1. Azo_The first count of Este, Palatine of the Rhine, by means of

was marquis of Tuscany, and vicar his wife Agnes. His third son of Italy. He died in 970, and left 9. William I.-Called Longsword, was a son,

Duke of Brunswick. His brother 2. Albert-Who was created by the Otho, then Emperor, had efected

emperor Otho, marquis of Este : these lands into a dukedom in fa. he was also lord of Lucca, Man. vour of William, who married He

tua, and Ferrara, and left a son, lena, daughter of Waldemar king 3. Hugh--Second marquis of Este, of Denmark, by whom be was fawho married Mary, daughter of ther of

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