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dangerous encroachment on the private rights of the sub-wants that power of long-continued noiseless application,

cellor had succeeded to the jurisdiction of the Court of Wards the first. There are bursts of lofty eloquence in it, and, and Liveries. It may justly be doubted whether this be in particular, some passages in his narrative of the siege the case, seeing that, by the act 12 Charles II. c. 24, not of Jerusalem, equal to any thing in his first volume ; but, only that court

, but the very relation betweeụ the King as a whole, the history of the second period is very unequal. and his subjects, upon which its jurisdiction rested, was The same remark applies yet more strongly to the history for ever abrogated. Even though we could believe that of the dispersed Jews. There are, as yet, positively no the Chancellor stood now in the shoes of the old Court of materials for a history of this period. The various noWards, he was only entitled “ to transact all the affairs of tices, out of which it must be constructed, lie scattered in the royal wards, idiots, and widows, as it regarded their a thousand uncongenial repositories. They have not, as property and marriage.Now the right of jurisdiction yet, been sought out by the diligence of the antiquary, or assumed by the Chancellor, in the cases of Shelley and illustrated by the acumen of the critic' In short, he who Wellesley, extended to affairs regarding the education of would write a history of the Jews since the destruction infants. Blackstone restricts the power of Chancery in of their capital, must make up his mind to undergo the taking care of the persons of infants, to the care of “.

a thankless drudgery of a collector of materials, as well as fatherless child who has no other guardian.”. Even this the more pleasing task of arranging them in a lucid narlimited power is regarded by Hargrave as having been rative. This is an undertaking for which neither the peoriginally a usurpation.

culiar talents por habits of study of Mr Milman seem to Ön the whole, then, we are inclined to believe that the have fitted him. He is a man of extensive general readright arrogated to itself by the Court of Chancery, in the ing, just and liberal' sentiments, and refined taste ; and he cases of Shelley and Wellesley, is not warranted by the adds to these a powerful style of diction. But he is delaw of England ; and we are fully convinced, that it, aficient in patient research and critical acuteness. He ject. We beg of our readers, that, in considering this which alone could enable him to consult the wide and hequestion, they will not allow themselves to be biassed by, terogeneous mass of tegali enactments and contemporary the opinions they may have formed of the conduct of Lòng chronicles of different nations—the dreary tomes of churchWellesley, or the principles of Bysche Shelley. The rule' fathers, and the records of ecclesiastical councils—in established by these decisions is far more general in its which the fragments of Jewish history must be sought. application. We appeal to every father in the aristocracy | He wants also that critical tact which can discern between of England—and we mean nothing invidious in so doing table and truth by a story's own internal evidence. In -whether he would submit his whole life in such a ques- one respect, however, Mr Milman's work promises to be tion to the review of some ascetic precisian, whom the useful, over and above the liberal and talented sentiments course of events may have placed on the woolsack. We which it inculcates. It shows how little is known of appeal to the whole dissenting interest, whether they modern Jewish history, it shows, by occasional glimpses, would lodge such a power of interference in the hands of what a deep influence that despised race have had in a bigot for the establishment. We make no application, bringing society to its present form; and we hope, therewe draw no inference, but we recommend these our ob- fore, that it will prove a stimulus to some active mind to servations to the serious reflection of the whole nation. penetrate yet more deeply into all its minutiæ.

ray. 1829.

The Family Library. No. IX.--The History of the Elements of General Anatomy. Translated from the last Jews. Volume III. Pp. 431. London. John Mur edition of the French of P. A. Béclard, Professor of

Anatomy to the Faculty of Medicine in Paris. With This volume contains the narrative of the destruction

Notes and Corrections by Robert Knox, M.D. F.R.S. E. of Jerusalem, and the history of the Jewish people, after

Lecturer on Anatomy, &c. Edinburgh. Maclachlan they ceased to have a land to which their scattered tribes

and Stewart. 1830. could look back as a home and a place of union. The Anatomy and Physiology have been studied with so history of the Jews may be aptly divided into three pe- much zeal and success on the Continent, that the British riods: the first comprising the years which elapsed from student can now scarcely attain a competent knowledge Moses to the conquest of Nebuchadnezzar—the high and of his profession without referring to the researches of the palmy state of the nation. The second, the time which more distinguished French authors, who, in prosecuting intervened betwixt the taking of Jerusalem by Nebuchad- these sciences, have done honour to their country, and nezzar, and its final desolation by Titus--during which conferred lasting and invaluable services on the literature the spirit of the people was as inferior to what they for- of medicine. It is but rarely that they who are engaged merly evinced, as the glory of the second temple is said by in wandering through the more pleasant paths of literary the inspired writers to have been dimmer than that of enjoyment, find leisure to take a peep into the scientific Solomon. The third, the long period during which the world, and estimate the labours of those who are there Jews have presented the anomalous appearance of a nation devoting their abilities, health, and lives, to studying the closely and inseparably linked together, but without a best means for obviating or relieving the many intirmities home or resting-place. The materials for a history of the to which our “mortal flesh is heir;” and hence it hapfirst period are patent to all—they are no other than the pens, that so many talented and useful members of sodifferent books of the inspired volume. So much has ciety enjoy little of that fame to which they are entitled. been done during the last three centuries by the united In the medical profession, in particular, it is not to be labours of critics and naturalists to elucidate them, that expected that the public can duly or sufficiently appreciate any man of sound judgment, and a competent knowledge the abilities and industry of those who, among their felof the labours of his predecessor's, can scarcely fail to com- low-labourers, are deservedly looked on as entitled to all pile a clear and interesting narrative of the fates of the those honours which ought to reward genius, in whatever republic and monarchy of Israel. Mr Milman has done sphere it may be exerted. These remarks apply, we conmore he has told his story with a fervid dignity, worthy ceive, more especially to many French authors, who have of the subject. The materials for a history of the second adorned the history of medical literature ; and to none are period are at once less complete and more diffuse. The they more applicable than to Monsieur Béclard. same ingenuity and research, however, has been expended Béclard died on the 6th March, 1825, at the early age on them by the learned, but with less satisfactory results. of thirty-nine. The work now going on, called the ArIt is chiefly owing to this circumstance, that Mr Milman, chives Generales de Médecine, is the continuation of a pein his account of this period—which closes with the second riodical commenced by him, under the title of Noureau chapter of the third volume-is less happy than in that of Journal de Médecine. Ile also co-operated in the com

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Biographies of village pastors, men

Who lived and died, we know not wbere nor when. likewise published à volume of additions to the General

Scarce can a canting fool or madman die, Anatomy of Bichat, and, in 1823, his Elemens d'Anatomie

But brother blockhends print his history; Generale, of which the volume under review is a translation.

instead of to the flames. There has hitherto undoubtedly been a want of some 1. May not an hottest fool depart in peace, English elementary work of this kind, and the present is 2013 Gods ! without making books on his decease? certainly caleulated to supply that desideratum.]!''** To

Why from his tomb is torn the rotting dead, meet the wants of my own class," says the translator, Dr. To show the world the weakness of his head ?

The law of libel, strict enough, Heay'u knows! Knox, “I some years ago perceived the necessity, either

cognizance of those of compiling a similar work to that of M. Béclatu, or of

Who fear not to delivering a course of lectures on General and Physiologi And damn the dead 'to gain their private ends ?" cal Anatomy.-rzTime and leisure, howevery have been al

We think Mr Cox possesses talents above par; but his together wanting for så laborious-a task as the first the forte lies graver and more didactic writing. extension of my winter course of lectures on the Descriptive Anatomy of the Human Body so as to embrace, in addi- jagtudo ju! no bom

Von tion, a course of General Anatomy Isquickly porceivedido Geschichte des Römischen Rechts im Mittelalter.

Das be impracticable

. Che altematike whiel remainedyuids ho Hriedrich Carl von Savignya i Fünfter Band. to select for the attention of my pupils what I deemed to

doeyzehnte Jahrhunderty Heidelberg: bey Mohr. be the best of the numerous very, excellent manuals of 1829. 18ron Pp. 1574,114 dni Generah. Apatomy whichy from the times of Haller to the History of the Civil Law in the Middle Ages. By F. C. present day, have been added to the Continental medical i von Savigny. 5th volume. v'Thirteenth century. literature. Without prejudice and without abias towards Witek Mr Cathcare's 'excellent translation of the first any particular doctrine or sohool, I could not hesitate in volume of this work appeared, we 'stated our conviction fixing on that of M. Béclard, which seemed to me to con- that it was of too'solid materials to become popular in tain all that the student I could possibly desite'agianele- this country. We regret to think that our anticipation mentary work."1977. mi jibuntsive but 1.6 has proved correct, and that there is little or no chance of

With these sentiments we most perfectly afedrdy and the remainder of Savigny's history appearing in an Engconsider much praiseldue to the Editør, for having placed hish "dress. We regret this, because his investigations so excellent work tas thiginwithin the reach of every stu- have thrown an entirely new light ori" the constitutional dent. The translation presegnes faithfully tha sense and and literary history of the middle ages. That the readspirit of the original, whilst the notes and the appendix ing public would have made use of his writings, to free are valuable additions. w Wle rthink it wight:itosadd, ithat themselves from Certain erroneous Impressions respectthe publishers of this work deserve comdieiidationsforbia-ing the "kistory of that period,'' might have been tos ving brought out a production of so much value at so rea- much to expect, evet'though the book had been presented sonable a prices Scientific works are too often, in conse to them! It their own language ; but the scientific part of quence of their enormous costy placed beyond the reach of the ethimunity, from whom the great botly take their many who would be desirous of having them in their

to possessions. I to +235 ust wat


risvi ab as they Have Kitherto done." For the majority even of

1) "69710 Vad to oth bIB yoybea the'étte, Tally''or whom have too much neglected the 1829 : A Poem. By Edward W. Lots Author of+4{The German, we'fear thé' work is, in its original language, a Opening of the Sixth Seal.” London. Samuel Maun- book sealed: 'It

' is but little that our limits' permit us to der. 12m2, iPps-1249, vastgirudi na9f16ei 21. 'I

do in the way of making bút countrymen acquainted with Mr Cox informs us, in hiss Préface, that this shot in the Middle Ages, but that Hittle shall be cheerfully

the coiltents and merits of this History of the Roman Law a satire; for it is deeplytinetured with sadness, nor is it babriel 113,00 hou? Jod 1IL SLUT ** !!! an elegy, for its"gravity is everywhere "litetspersed with fries Phé first volume (as we formerly mentioned) contains the public approve of this attempt; 16 propostes to bonitihine an introductory

sketch of the constitution of European

kociety under the Roman sovereignty, it, under the several titles of 1830,"1831," and so on,

during the fifth "Centary, T6

of the different

erected on the ruins of the empire. receive eticottagement stufficient to authoride this textem. The history of their institutions, for the dispensation of passages in the Poem, but, on the whole, it is not pointed in order to give a clear view of this subject, the author is or mettlesome enough. The author seerns afraid to be under the necessity of

social relations of touches upon many subjects of interest; but, in general

, tiod. The second volume (which has not yet been transtoo tamely." (We tind referétices, in the table of contents, lated) narrates the manner in which a knowledge of the to the Opening of the Session of Parliament - Catholic laws of old Rome was preserved in the succeeding dynasQue ho Drama Fanny Keible. Literature - Literary time toho, when hennes hemore robust' and enduring constiPortraits The Periodicalse Fashionable Novels - The Arts, Education Infant Schobis, &c. &c.!;but, for

tutions, down to the period' at which we have the earliest

the most part, we do not find that the passages which illus- third' volume com inences with the twelfth century. The

c" accounts of the University of Bologna. The trate these topics contaiw any thing very new or striking. author noi nártów's his field as he draws nearer the main The following lines, concerning the quantity of Literary subject of his work. To'a short preliminary

discussion Memoirs which it has become fashionable to publish, are

on the revival of legal studies in Europe, succeeds a deamong the best we can find : 1) there

scription of the constitution of the Lombard cities, as “ Lo! where a thousand long-faced fellows stand,

contradistinguished from those of the Exarchate, which Each with two weighty volumes in his hand,

had 'remained longer under Grecian supremacy. The Of Memoirs,'· Reminiscences,' • Remains,"

constitution of Bologna is explained at more detail, both The fine-spun cobwebs of unhealthy brains.

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under the papal governmente its political development is Economy of the Hands and Feet, Fingers and Toes ; which peculiar to itself, and because it sis the city, which arose includes the Prevention, Treatment, and Cure of Corns, the first school of lawsubsequent to the downtollof Rome St. Burnions and Deformed Nails) the Removal of Exthe school which gave its før to almost all the rest. crescendes, superfluous Hairs, Freckles, Pimples, Blotches, Having laid this foundation, "Herttibor éliters at consi- Janek pther Extraneous Eruptions; with, safe and certain into the early tly history of the Italian and Methods of reudening the Skin White, Soft, and Deli

cate, without Detriment to Health. By an Old Army then the less important kindred institutions, of Spain and Surgeon., London, Effingham Wilson. 1830. Pp. England. He tells the story of their gradand origint, their -i 1198.4 da bihuridinition 110 constitution, and imades of otudyiqiandel in doing/60, he does not contivie himself to the there sokidok of law, but I festiionable morning dress, parlog the nail of his big

?The frontispiece to this book représents a gentleman in gives us á picture of the whole Fiterary exertion of the tobi, Horests this right foot upon his left thigh, and perperiod. The fourth and 'Afth volumes toutain such nocices as could be collected of the lives and writings of those plaćenugl' and self-satisfaction. The title-page, which we

forms the operation with a very evident degree of com. jurists known by the name of the Glossators. Inve obpied above, taken in donnexion with this frontis

practical and scientific piece, can vevs Al'necurate idea of the work. : One of the Bologna, down to an advanced period of the thirteenth times, as hard, soft, black, and bloddy cortis." To all 1 istos son off 2b idos. 3)

tliose who ard interested in either hard, soft, black, or The infútmation which Savigny gives in the conrse of

bloody corns, we recommend the volumelos For our own his Worlbutelative to the political relations and literary party not d corlever invaded joino or: toe of ours, and we activity of the eleventh, twelfth, and thirteenth centuries, do not care one farthing, therefore, fotoplasters to preis noyél and interestingas: In particular, that respiests dent cortist for tried medicines to take away corns," or the history of Italy thibws biglaton tách thatikas hitherto for at recipes to kill corns. 'DofEditorially speaking, howbeun, dark in the origin of the independences /power and bever; we are boord to feel for all.; and we can safely state, wealth of the modern, Italian republics Maratori

, cand that this book héontains some curious inforination, with the other, antiquaries

of that nation had, collected, immense bere and thero w passage not whworthy of sodt friend the stores of materials, foxishe, yelucidatiqor of that intricate anthor of the “ şidiplicity of Healthy such; fór example, question, and more lie still

unpublished in the archives and numerpus libraries of Italy. But po ouer had made, a of the feet :ults The feet may ber bathed in warm or cold

as the following erudite sentence concerniag the bathing proper use, of them till SavignyorThe previous writers water, at various temperatus est').The chapter which apon the history of the Italian, statesŞismond, Darp,

porrs to us the most ainusing is thatowhich contains a and gaberse were men whose literary, habits had cul

history of the rise and progress of gloves, by which it aptivated, their, taste, more than their powers of patient, se pieaug that gloves are at least as old as the time of Homer, search men, moreover, whose judgment was, warped by add bhat they were generally worn by the Greek and theoretical opinions, and who saw, if the history of the Roman exquisites on briselo dron cir's lo reland? middle, , nothing but a mirror, reflecting an exact :91 ve trouler sorte, try counterpart of the political contests of their own times

A Grammation Collection vof Phrases and Idioms, sysThe history of the early universities and teachers of

stematically arrangedsopas ito rimpart"a progressive Italy, is still more interesting, as showing the previous issiknowledge of the Practicat and Critical parts of the intellectual exercise which had prepared Italy to raise it

French Language. For the use of the Edinburgh Acaselt, in the course of one short centuryu to an eminence in

demy. By C. Buquet, Master in the Edinburgh art and literature which has since been surpassed in mo

Academy, and Author of the “ Nouveau Cours de Lit. branch, and equalled in few. It is, sperhaps, still a pre- x'Iteraturret Admburgk, horter & Boyd. 1830. 8vo. Failing mistake to look upon Italy's triumphant exentions

HuswaPp. 208.36

60 dtye di lot in art and the belles lettres as proceeding from the pridst of a dark and barbarous age. This would be contradict

This is an excellent practical introduction to the French ing the general, analogy of nature. We, aften hear the language, oto The prefatorial essay contains a brief exposivoice of poetry in a rude æra, but such poetry is like the tion of the alphabets and the various marks and accents gpontaneous and inartificial notes of the wood bird, gush- which puzzle, the young beginner of Frenclas a succinct ing forth, jn, spateles, and, fragments, Complete and and satisfaçdory expose of that apocalyptical chapter, the highly,finished poems, and, above all, the works of the French xerbajand a large vocabulary of the indeclinable sister, arts, painting, and music, proceed oply from an Wardha. The phrases, and idioms ja so arranged as to age elevated by previous intellectual and moral discipline. lead the student imperceptibly from

the ser and underWe may not perhaps, be going, too far, when we say, staydiogiof the simplest const&uction, to the appreciation cultivated with most success, when a degree of relaxation is a work caloqlated to give the young such a practical had already crept jasidiously into the intelleetual and command of the language, as will enable the teacher to moral riggur, 96, a nation, Poetry may be viewed in explain its principles

, with some hope of being underthis, respect, as similar to the saplings which shade, with stoode, It is, at the same time, a work over which few their living verdure, the decay of a stately cathedral, or a glance without being struck for the thousandth time m.the flushing cheek and flashing eye, which tell, by their with the delicate and subtle refinements of the French unearthly

, beauty, that disease is gnawing at the heart of tongues. Although jų a comparatively humble departthe young and beautiful

. Virgil and Horace lived in ment of philology, the volume does no disoredit to the the time of Rorge's transition from freedom to despotism; high testimonials to Mr Buquet's literary character which Cervantes De Vega, Cakleron, çame, after the free spirit obtained for him the situation he now fills. of Spain had been tamed; and the fairest flowers of Ita- duw lian presy were wreathed round the brow, of those who Synopsis on Methodical Nasalogy. By the late Professor struck down their country's independence. As the sehool

W.. Cullen, M.D. Two vols. in one; 1. Latin, 2. in which the wits of Dante and Petrarch were sharpen- bis English Translated, corrected, improved, and ened, and their intellects braced, these old glossators would

larged with a new Class of Cutaneous Diseases. By be worthy of our attention, even were

it not in them

Edward Milligan, M.D. Edinburgh. Maclachlan that we are to look for the germs of those legal and poli

and Stewart. 1830. tical doctrines which have given its form and impulse to

Dr Milligan is already known to the public as the European society. .

author of an improved and valuable edition of Celsus, and

also as the translator of Majendie's Compendium of Phy- Scotland from the Union downwards; and from her early siology, which we lately recommended to our medical female acquaintance, she had picked up as much legendary readers, as an excellent translation of that deservedly po- scandal of the latter end of the seventeenth century, as is pular work. We have now to call their attention to his perhaps at this moment aftoat respecting the whole world present edition of Cullen's Nosology, which is accompa- of our own day. All these traditionary stores were faithnied with an English translation, and published as a fully committed to my memory, which thus became enpocket companion. . Dr Milligan has carefully preserved cuinbered with many unintelligible, but yet distinctly the spirit, as well as the letter, of Cullen's text, and has impressed pictures, of which the real meaning has only simplified and adjusted the definitions so as to render the sinée datvned upon me gradually, as I grew up, and as I recollection of them easier. He has added a synoptientable happened to find them illustrated in the course of histoof the genera and species, with their corresponding appel-rical researches ! 411.4, rv)!tis lations in the Nosology of Masou Good, which cannot fail Imagine the delicious dreams of romance in which I to be acceptable to all who may adopt the nomenclature thus indulged. I was raw from my country castle, where of that author. The learned translator has also added a a venerable copy of Buchanan's Seotland, with portraits fifth class of cutaneous diseases, and some additional ge of the Roberts and the Jameses, (almost my only readnera that have lately been described. To these practi- ingy) had given my mind a decided turn for retrospective tioners who may have occasion to consult the Nosology contemplation, and where my other great-grandmother's of Cullen, we recommend the present edition, as by far ballads had tinged my whole soul with the brilliant hues the most correct and most convenient in point of size that of romance My temperament was naturally lively and has yet been published; and as tbe text has been adapted fancifal, and here, placed in very contact with one who to the most recent and enlightened views of disease, we had herself geen an age of something like chivalry, and apprehend it will become an indispensable auxiliary to the been in the presence of others who had almost seen it in student of medicine. rose goudt volle in poetits vigour, I felt as if I lived a century before my time,

10apd moved amidst the awful ghosts of those whom I had

- ever been accustomed to think of as the heroes of an inThe Scholar's Introduction to Merchants' Accounts, pracu, conceivably glorious age, long past from mortal ken.

tically adapted to the Use of Schools, &c. The whole This passion for in ne it amounted to sach-was fed exemplified upon a neroly-arranged principle, to facilitate in no small degree by my great-grandmother taking me the Improvement of the Learner. By George Reynolds, to visit many of the real scenes of her stories, which were Writing Master, Christ's Hospital. London. Hurst, neither more nor less than the streets, oloses, and houses Chance, & Co.' :+1829. 8v6. Pp. 119.', ; , ** of the Old Town of Edinburgh. This very curious and

wonderful, place, of which she preserved innumerable We have looked over this treatise upon Merchants' local anecdotes, always filled me with a sort of awe. The Accounts with much.

h. satisfaction. It is arranged upon first close Lever entered was that memorable one in which a new and simple plan, by which the scholar, instead of the old episcopal chapel was situated, where the narrowness being made to copy mechanically the journal and ledger, of the passage, its tortuosity, the stupendous height of the is placed under the necessity of actually studying the sub buildings on both sides, their black and antique appearject before him. We recommend the work to the attenance, the religious rubrics here and there interspersed, and tion both of teachers and men of business. content. the projectious above, which scarcely left an inch of sky

in view of a spectator from the bottom, overwhelmed me

with an indefinable feeling of more than admiration. MISCELLANEOUS LITERATURE. My great-grandmother, in time, and as her increasing

-2.infirmities would permit, walked with me through many

such and pointed out what had in her early days been the MY GREAT-GRANDMOTHER'S REMINISCENCES.

residences of the noble and the wealthy, and were now By Robert Chambers, Author of the

Traditions of

reduced, by the change of manners and fashions, to acEdinburgh," &c.

commodate only the mechanic and the poor. There was

memot!, per potete scarcely a close of which she could not tell some strange My great-grandmother was not of a cynical or austere traditionary anecdote." She once pointed out a recess in disposition, but rather cheerful, talkative, and benevolentia court somewhere behind the Lawnmarket, where, when In this, I must confess, she differed from many other old a girl, she had one night seen two gentlemen fight each Scottish ladics of her time, whose character, in general, other with swords, for a good while, till one of them fell, displayed a very bitter rindBut it could be accounted and the other fed. “We were all horror-struck," she for, on the supposition that all the natural affections of said , M for there happened to be no man person in the her heart had been developed and brought into action by house to go out and part them, except the livery laddie, her numerous domestic relations, and had not again been that wadna steer trae the kitchen:neuk; but, bearing the chilled or soured by accidental circumstances. Fortu- groans of the wounded gentleman, we ladies went down nately for me, in all our intercourse she was uniformly stairs in a body, with candles, and found him dead, for kind and communicative.

the sword had gone quite through his back, and the gutThe three months which I spent with her ladyship, ter ran with blood down (as we afterwards heard) to the previous to engaging in the unsentimental horrors of the very North Loch. He was a lord's song and there was High School, were assuredly the most pleasant of my a feud about him between his family and somebody that life. They were almost altogether devoted by us both to was blamed for his death, many a long day after. Never my initiation in all the mysterious family secrets of my shall I forget that night there's the very step, outside ancestry, to her relations of which my juvenile curiosity of that stair-fit, that his head was lying on, wi' its lang ever inclined a willing and ready ear. My great-grand- eurled hair and thrawn white face, when we came down mnother's memory reached back quite distinctly to the era and saw him!”. As I shuddered at this fearful sketch of of the Union, when she was a girl of eight years of age, past times, and gazed on the localities with a strange and and she preserved all the more remote reminiscences of thrilling interest, she pnlled me away with her stout, her father, who had been in public life a short while after bony arm, calling me, in her old homely phrase, a “daft the Restoration. She had anecdotes at third hand of the callant;', though I know she was in secret immensely Civil Wars, and even a few shadowy.outlines of the time pleased at the attention which I paid to her stories. of James the Sixth. From her husband, who held a high I was greatly struck one day, in the course of a tour julicial office in the reign of George the First, she had through some very antique and ruinous places, when her derived inapy interesting anecdotes of the government of ladyship happened to stumble upon the house in which,

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at a ball, she had fallen in love with her husband. It the room, and I stood silent at a little distance, in exwas a good way up stairs, and so mean-looking an abode, pectation of her remarks upon the scene. that I could not imagine the possibility of it's ever having “Yes, yes, Alexander,” said she, “this is the very winbeen the scene of fashionable revels. On ascending to dow I spoke of ; for, in this thick old pane, I see what I the proper height, we entered a lobby, of which the walls remember having then seen-the name of my school-ac

were coloured with a blotched and dirty white, and be quaintance, the Hon. George, who was the second 2. grimed all around. From this several doors and pas son of the noble proprietor of this house. A gallant young

sages branched off ; and it was evident that each of these man he was, and was killed in a duel at Leyden, when doors gave entrance to the habitation of a separate family. studying there for the Scots bar. Here sat I, seventy-feur Her ladyship was at first puzzled how to proceed, for years ago, a light lassie o'sixteen, wi'the bloom on my cheek though in her youth she had been quite familiar with the and pride in my heart ; and there sat ray future husband,

house, it now appeared that the internal arrangements your great-grandfather, Lord Kittleghame, that has been r. had been altered, and many subdivisions had taken place, in his grave sin' the year twenty-nine. Little did I then

60 that the original apartments could scarcely be recog- think of sitting here again at this time of day, an auld nised. One thing she was quite clear upon, and that wife, 'with a great-grandchild by my side; and sic a was, that the dancing-room had windows which over changed warld a' round me. Gin Thomas the Rhymer looked the North Loch; " for I mind," said she, i" after himsell had told me what was to come to pass, I wad

I had danced the first dance with my dear lord, he hand have ca’d him a haverin fool. '. But naebody can imaci ed me to a seat in the neuk o'the window, and there sit gine strange enough things for futurity no to bring about.

gently down beside me. I looked over to Bareford's There's that New Town, that naebody thought would Parks, (for it was 'a simmer evening, and not dark,) pre- ever be a town at all--ye' see, it's half-a-mile lang altendin', wi' my tale, no to heed him, but to be quite talen ready, and may be a hale ane or they be done wit. Nay, up wi' the bits o' innocent lambs that were a' daunderin' they're may be born that shall see it ta'en down to the sea,

about the place, where there's naething neo but a big and even ower to Fife, nae sayin'; and then the Frith of de starin' New Toon, as they ca't, fu' o wylie-tod writers. Forth will be a kind o'new North Loch for them to

And my lord observed me lookin' at the lambs...oh, he mak' briggs ower. Speakin' of the Nor! Loch, there was

was a pleasant man, and then very young, and new put a story told i' my day, that a poor old woman once ater on the bench; yet he was grave and learned beyond his tempted to drown herself in it, but was prevented in a # years; and it ill set a man o' his character and profession very singular-way. She waded in a gay bit, till her

to speak silly things to a silly lassie, that had naething large wide stiff boop, being buoyed up by the water, carbut vanity and nonsense in her head. However, he was ried her off her feet, and then the wind blew her away

sae anxious to please me, that he began and spak some across the Loch, quite safe and erect, but cryin' a' the : bavers about innocence, and pastoral life, and the sweet-time for help; and when she landed on the other side,

Dess o' thae bonny creatures that I saw over the Loch. she was completely reconceeled to life, and it is said she * Now, I wasna thinkin' at a' about either ne thing or lived with her family for many years after, though she i anither a' the time but himsell, and was just in a kind never got another name till her deéan' day, but Nor'

o' reverie abont him indeed; but at last, hearin' him Loch Tibbie.

speak about the sweetness o' the lambs, and seein' him “ But that's no to the point," continued my greats point out'a particular ane, that looked very plump and grandmother," looking round the 'room, and surveying it happy, I was obliged to muster up some answer to its humble furniture," To think o this house, that

kis lordship, and, in my confusion, what d'ye think, I was ance the entailed property and residence of Lord # said, Sandy? Man, I drew a lang breath, and said,

and was said to have been built for a town'Yes, my lord, I daresay that ane wad mak'a very sweet house to his ancestor the Regent

being now lamb pie? My Arcadian swain was quite dumfounded, such a wretched abode! It beats a' prent. Ab, the u and I heard him ejaculate, 'Oh, Lord IP in a kind o’ bor many gay and grand sights that I have seen here ! This

ror. But I soon brought him about again, and matters was a large room then, and the panels were a coverma' proceeded gaily eneugh for a few months, when we ed with beautiful paintings and mirrors. I have seen were happily married.”

country dances here, with six-and-thirty couples in them. We proceeded to explore one of the dark passages bé. A'the nobility of the town used to come, and ladies with fore us, and knocking at a door, which was opened by a such boops, that they could not stand closer to each other

little girl, entered a small apartment with one window, than at arm's length, while their heads were dressed up in which in reality did command a view of the New Town. like the very Tower o' Babel itself. My troth, dress was

l'pon our entrance, ani aged spectacled dane, in coarse, dress in thae days! There was a band o' musicians at but clean clothes, rose from a table at which she appear that end-violin players, amateur' and professional, withed to be reading a large Family Bible, and coming for- out number, with the ingenious MacGibbon on the hautward, respectfully enquired our business. My great boy, and the lively-fingered Crumbdent on the harpsichord. grandmother, apologizing for our intrusion, briefly stated Some gentlemen of birth and fortune, between the dances, that curiosity respecting this very remarkable old house, entertained the company with gratuitous performances on which had been the habitation of some of her best and their own favourite instruments, accompanied by ladies earliest friends, was the sole occasion of our visit, and who could sing. There was Mr Falconier of Phesdo on expressed a hope that the few moments of our stay would the flute, Mr Seton of Pitmeddin' on the violin, and Mr not put her to múch inconvenience. The woman, who Chrystie of Newhall on the viol de gambo ; and as for seemed to be the retired servant of some person of vank, ladies, there were some of Crumbden's pupils, whose very replied in very polite terms, that we were exceedingly grand-daughters have, to this day, a finer hand upon the welcome to gratify our curiosity, and even proceeded to harpsichord than others. No such agreeable gentlemen

chaperone us round the apartment, of which the roof or ladies now-a-days, nor such music neither! There í and cornices, as she showed us, were ornamented with were nåething then in vogue but gude' auld Scots airs,

curious stucco-work. Bút my great-grandmother ex such as Gilderoy, Pll never leave thee, She rose and let me pressed little coriosity respecting these, which she de- in, and The bridegroom grat; which were a' played in as clared to be modern-antiques, and begged to be allowed simple a st as when they were first 'uttered by their to sit a few moments in the recess of the window, which shepherd-authors on the mountain side. Miss Baillie of she recognised to be that through which she had seen the Jarviswood, afterwards Lady Murray of Stanhope lambs of Barefords Parks. A chair being plared, her though her father was a Whig, I maun do her justice in ladyship sat down, with feelings evidently not a little this—she sung the plaintive sang of Tweedside—not the excited, while the old woman retired to the other end of new-fangled lad Crawford's version, but my Lord Yester's

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