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PRINTED BY GEORGE RAMSAY AND COMPANY,
FOR ARCHIBALD CONSTABLE AND COMPANY, EDINBURGH;
AND LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN,

LONDON.

1817.

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EDINBURGH MAGAZINE,

CONTENTS.

ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS. REVIEW OF NEW PUBLICATIONS.
Observations on the Introduction into Secret and True History of the Church

Scotland of the Instrument of Torture of Scotland. By the Rev. Mr Jaines
called Thumbikens, and the use made

Kirkton
of it in the case of Principal Carztares.

Lament of Tasso. By Lord Byron....-48
With an Illustrative Plate.com 5 Reports of some Recent Decisions, by the
Original Letter from David Hume to Consistorial Court of Scotland. By Jits.
John Home, with some account of a

Fergusson, Esq. one of the Judges.-50

rare and curious Tract characterized Historical Account of Discoveries and

in that Lettermann

9 Travels in Africa. By tlu latc John

View of the Change of Manners among

Leyden, 11. D. ; Enlarged by Hugh

the Higher Ranks in Scotland during Murray, Esq. F. R. S. E. correox-w54

the course of the last Centurycor.......10 ANALYTICAL NOTICES

Original Correspondence of Paul Jones....14 of the Supplement to the Encyclopædia

Letter to Lady Selkirk..................15 Britannica, Vol. II. Part Ii.........5

to Lord Selkirk....... ... 17

ORIGINAL POETRY.

to Admiral Vander Capellen..... 18 The Minstrel's Vision, or, the Isle of

from Dr Franklin .......... 19

Eyra. A Fragmentace rom.63

from the Empress Catherine...ib. The Celestiall Vestallis. An ancient Me-
from Kosciuszko......... 20

trical Romaunt....

ib.
Account of the Geological Structure of

An Answer to the Question, What is

the Calton Hill... ocesora.....ib.

Love? By Thomas Painean.com...65

Abstract of the Evidence taker. before

the Committee of the House of Com-

LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC IN-

TELLIGENCE...

66

mons on Steam-boats, with Observa-

tions........

MONTHLY LIST OF NEW PUBLICA-

.....21

Miscellaneous Observations on some facts

TIONS .....

in Natural History-Micdusa Capil-

WORKS PREPARING FOR PUBLICA-

TION rumor-

lata-Effeet of kefraction--Origin of

co...........72

Fogs, &C......

26

MONTRLY REGISTER.

Account of a Remarkable Audience of a Foreign Intelligence.......

---74

Polish Ambassador at the Court of British Chronicle

.81

Queen Elizabeth

-29 New Patents ...........

.86

On the Proper Use of Terms in Writing 31 | British Legislation ....

-87

Observations on the Principles of the Appointments and Promotions

Poor-Laws.com

32 Meteorological Keport

General View of the Credit and Com. Agricultural Report....wassarro..

„92

merce of the Country

-39 Commercial Report consacre

Border Sketches.

43 | Births, Marriages, Deaths.

...................97

EDINBURGH:

PRINTED FOR ARCHIBALD CONSTABLE AND CO. EDINBURGH ;

AND LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN,

LONDON.

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