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cellor had succeeded to the jurisdiction of the Court of Wards and Liveries. It may justly be doubted whether this be the case, seeing that, by the act 12 Charles II. c. 24, not only that court, but the very relation between the King and his subjects, upon which its jurisdiction rested, was for ever abrogated. Even though we could believe that the Chancellor stood now in the shoes of the old Court of Wards, he was only entitled “to transact all the affairs of the royal wards, idiots, and widows, as it regarded their property and marriage." Now the right of jurisdiction assumed by the Chancellor, in the cases of Shelley and Wellesley, extended to affairs regarding the education of infants. Blackstone restricts the power of Chancery in taking care of the persons of infants, to the care of “a fatherless child who has no other guardian." Even this limited power is regarded by Hargrave as having been originally a usurpation.

On the whole, then, we are inclined to believe that the right arrogated to itself by the Court of Chancery, in the cases of Shelley and Wellesley, is not warranted by the law of England; and we are fully convinced, that it is a dangerous encroachment on the private rights of the subject. We beg of our readers, that, in considering this question, they will not allow themselves to be biassed by the opinions they may have formed of the conduct of Long Wellesley, of the principles of Bysche Shelley. The rule established by these decisions is far more general in its application. We appeal to every father in the aristocracy of England—and we mean nothing invidious in so doing -whether he would submit his whole life in such a question to the review of some ascetic precisian, whom the course of events may have placed on the woolsack. We appeal to the whole dissenting interest, whether they would lodge such a power of interference in the hands of a bigot for the establishment. We make no application, we draw no inference, but we recommend these our observations to the serious reflection of the whole nation.'


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the first. There are bursts of lofty eloquence in it, and, in particular, some passages in his narrative of the siege of Jerusalem, equal to any thing in his first volume; but, as a whole, the history of the second period is very unequal. The same remark applies yet more strongly to the history of the dispersed Jews. There are, as yet, positively no materials for a history of this period. The various notices, out of which it must be constructed, lie scattered in a thousand uncongenial repositories. They have not, as yet, been sought out by the diligence of the antiquary, or illustrated by the acumen of the critic.' ' 'In short, he who would write a history of the Jews since the destruction of their capital, must make up his mind to undergo the thankless drudgery of a collector of materials, as well as the more pleasing task of arranging them in a lucid narrative. This is an undertaking for which neither the peculiar talents nor habits of study of Mr Milman seem to have fitted him. He is a man of extensive general reading, just and liberal' sentiments, and refined taste; and he adds to these a powerful style of diction. But he is deficient in patient research and critical acuteness. He wants that power of long-continued noiseless application, which alone could enable him to consult the wide and heterogeneous mass of legal enactments and contemporary chronicles of different nations—the dreary tomes of churchfathers, and the records of ecclesiastical councils-in which the fragments of Jewish history must be sought. He wants also that critical tact which can discern between fable and truth by a story's own internal evidence. In one respect, however, Mr Milman's work promises to be useful, over and above the liberal and talented sentiments which it inculcates. It shows how little is known of modern Jewish history, it shows, by occasional glimpses, what a deep influence that despised race have had in bringing society to its present form; and we hope, therefore, that it will prove a stimulus to some active mind to penetrate yet more deeply into all its minutiæ.

THIS Volume contains the narrative of the destruction of Jerusalem, and the history of the Jewish people, after they ceased to have a land to which their scattered tribes could look back as a home and a place of union. The history of the Jews may be aptly divided into three periods: the first comprising the years which elapsed from Moses to the conquest of Nebuchadnezzar the high and palmy state of the nation. The second, the time which intervened betwixt the taking of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar, and its final desolation by Titus-during which the spirit of the people was as inferior to what they formerly evinced, as the glory of the second temple is said by the inspired writers to have been dimmer than that of Solomon. The third, the long period during which the Jews have presented the anomalous appearance of a nation closely and inseparably linked together, but without a home or resting-place. The materials for a history of the first period are patent to all-they are no other than the different books of the inspired volume. So much has been done during the last three centuries by the united labours of critics and naturalists to elucidate them, that any man of sound judgment, and a competent knowledge of the labours of his predecessors, can scarcely fail to compile a clear and interesting narrative of the fates of the | republic and monarchy of Israel. Mr Milman has done more he has told his story with a fervid dignity, worthy of the subject. The materials for a history of the second period are at once less complete and more diffuse. The same ingenuity and research, however, has been expended on them by the learned, but with less satisfactory results. It is chiefly owing to this circumstance, that Mr Milman, in his account of this period-which closes with the second chapter of the third volume-is less happy than in that of

Elements of General Anatomy. Translated from the last edition of the French of P. A. Béclard, Professor of Anatomy to the Faculty of Medicine in Paris. With Notes and Corrections by Robert Knox, M. D. F. R.S. E. Lecturer on Anatomy, &c. Edinburgh. Maclachlan and Stewart. 1830.

ANATOMY and Physiology have been studied with so much zeal and success on the Continent, that the British student, can now scarcely attain a competent knowledge of his profession without referring to the researches of the more distinguished French authors, who, in prosecuting these sciences, have done honour to their country, and conferred lasting and invaluable services on the literature of medicine. It is but rarely that they who are engaged in wandering through the more pleasant paths of literary enjoyment, find leisure to take a peep into the scientific world, and estimate the labours of those who are there devoting their abilities, health, and lives, to studying the best means for obviating or relieving the many infirmities to which our 66 mortal flesh is heir;" and hence it happens, that so many talented and useful members of society enjoy little of that fame to which they are entitled. In the medical profession, in particular, it is not to be expected that the public can duly or sufficiently appreciate the abilities and industry of those who, among their fellow-labourers, are deservedly looked on as entitled to all those honours which ought to reward genius, in whatever sphere it may be exerted. These remarks apply, we conceive, more especially to many French authors, who have adorned the history of medical literature; and to none are they more applicable than to Monsieur Béclard.

Béclard died on the 6th March, 1825, at the early age of thirty-nine. The work now going on, called the Archives Generales de Médecine, is the continuation of a periodical commenced by him, under the title of Nouveau Journal de Médecine. He also co-operated in the com

pilation of the Dictionnaire des Termes de Médecine, Chi-
rurgie, Pharmacie, &c., and was one of the principal edit.
ors of the Nouveau Dictionnaire de Médecine. Béclard
likewise published a volume of additions to the General
Anatomy of Bichat, and, in 1823, his Elemens d'Anatomie
Generale, of which the volume under review is a trans-

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There has hitherto undoubtedly been a want of some English elementary work of this kind, and the present is certainly calculated to supply that desideratum......¶ To meet the wants of my own class," says the translator, DrTo Knox, "I some years ago perceived the necessity, either of compiling a similar work to that of M. Béclard, or of delivering a course of lectures on General and Physiological Anatomy. Time and leisure, however, have been altogether wanting for so laborious a task as the first the extension of my winter course of lectures on the Descriptive Anatomy of the Human Body so as to embrace, in addi-study sur 10 bong bobky is tion, a course of General Anatomy, quickly perceived to be impracticable. The alternative which remained, was to select for the attention of any pupils what I deemed to be the best of the numerous very excellent manuals of General Anatomy which, from the times of Haller to the present day, have been added to the Continental medical literature. Without prejudice, and without a bias towards any particular doctrine or school, I could not hesitate in fixing on that of M. Béclard, which seemed to me to contain all that the student I could possibly desire as an elementary work."1969 sonstig Jiburs patweBot oft s With these sentiments we most perfectly accords and


Here Lives of Rev. A's and B's are met,
To the last letter of the Alphabet;
Biographies of village pastors, men

Who lived and died, we know not where nor when.
Scarce can a canting fool or madman die,
But brother blockheads print his history;
And stupid letters, rhymes, and unknown names,
Give to the press instead of to the flames.
May not an honest fool depart in peace,
503 Gods! without making books on his decease?
Why from his tomb is torn the rotting dead,
show the world the weakness of his head ?
The law of libel, strict enough, Heay'n knows!
Why does it not take cognizance of those
Who fear not to defame departed friends,

And damn the dead to gain their private ends?"

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Geschichte des Römischen Rechts im Mittelalter. to Friedrich Carlyon Savigny, Fünfter Band. wwdreyzehnte. Jahrhundert, Heidelberg; bey Mohr. 1829. 8vo Pp.4574211977 9. History of the Civil Law in the Middle Ages By F. C. von Savigny, 5th volume. Thirteenth century. WHEN Mr Cathcart's excellent translation of the first volume of this work appeared, we stated our conviction that it was of too solid materials to become popular in this country. We regret to think that our anticipation has proved correct, and that there is little or no chance of the remainder of Savigny's


consider much praise due to the Editor, for having placed fish dress. We regret theory appearing in an Eng

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because his investigations so excellent a work as this within the reach of every stu-have thrown an entirely new light on the constitutional dent. The translation preserves faithfully the sense and and literary history of the middle ages. That the readspirit of the original, whilst the notes and the appendixing public would have made use of his writings, to free are valuable additions. We think sit right to add, that themselves from certam erroneous impressions respectthe publishers of this work deserve commendation for ha-ing the history of that period, might have been too ving brought out a production of so much value at so rea-much to expect, even though the book had been presented sonable a price. Scientific works are too often, in conse- to them In their own language; but the scientific part of quence of their enormous cost, placed beyond the reach of the community, from whom the great body take their many who would be desirous of having them in their opinions on trust, might have learned enough to prevent possession, I sit to ww adt rod powie dingy them from misleading their confiding disciples so much 1 oft sei p9 4) y rab as they have hitherto done. For the majority even of 5897007 *adt to tortnf bae ymosbesĂ the elite, 'many of whom have too much neglected the 1829: A Poem By Edward W. Cox Author of The German, we fear the 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 do in the way of making our countrymen acquainted with the contents and merits of this History of the Roman Law in the Middle Ages, but that little shall be cheerfully done. Trong khi noi yeu anh


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Mr Cox informs us, in his Preface, that this not a satire, for it is deeply tinctured with sadness; nor is it an elegy, for its gravity is everywhere fuiterspersed with The first volume (as we formerly mentioned) contains gaiety." He has therefore called it “A Poem " and if an introductory sketch of the constitution of European the public approve of this attempt, he proposes to continue Society under the Roman sovereignty, during the fifth it, under the several titles of 1830, 1831," and so on, century. To this succeeds a civil history of the different ad infinitum. We are not sure, However, receive encouragement staffcient to others that he will states which were erected on the ruins of the empire sion of the work. There are a good number of spirited The history of their institutions, for the dispensation of "public and private law, is the principal ingredient; but 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 seems afraid to be under the necessity of entering into details, which convey caustic, and he has little or no turn for humour. He an accurate idea of the whole social relations of the petouches upon many subjects of interest, but, in general,riod. The second volume (which has not yet been transtoo tamely. We find references, 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 Rome was preserved in the succeeding dynas



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most part, we do not find that the Pew or striking. author now narrows his field as he draws nearer the main


subject of his work. To a short preliminary discussion on the revival of legal studies in Europe, succeeds a description of the constitution of the Lombard cities, as contradistinguished from those of the Exarchate, which had remained longer under Grecian supremacy. The constitution of Bologna is explained at more detail, both because, not having passed with the rest of the Exarchate

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The history of the early universities and teachers of Italy is still more interesting, as showing the previous intellectual exercise which had prepared Italy to raise itself, in the course of one short century, to an eminence in art and literature which has since been surpassed in no branch, and equalled in few. It is, perhaps, still a pre-terature vailing mistake to look upon Italy's triumphant exertions in art and the belles lettres as proceeding from the midst the French THIS is an excellent practical introduction to t of a dark and barbarous age. This would be contradicting the general analogy of nature. We often hear the language. The prefatorial essay contains a brief exposivoice of poetry in a rude æra, but such poetry is like the tion of the alphabet, and the various marks and accents spontaneous and inartificial notes of the wood bird, gush-which puzzle the young beginner of French; a succinct ing forth in spatelies and fragments, Complete and and satisfactory exposé of that apocalyptical chapter, the highly-finished poems, and, above all, the works of the French verb and a large vocabulary of the indeclinable sister arts, painting, and music, proceed only from an words The phrases and idioms are so arranged as to age elevated by previous intellectual and moral discipline. lead the student, imperceptibly from the use and underWe may not, perhaps, be going too far when we say, standing of the simplest construction, to the appreciation that in the greater number of instances poetry has been of the most recondite niceties of French expression. It cultivated with most success, when a degree of relaxation is a work calculated to give the young such a practical had already crept insidiously into the intellectual and command of the language, as will enable the teacher to moral vigour of 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 stood. It is, at the same time, a work over which few their living verdure, the decay of a stately cathedral, or can glance without being struck for the thousandth time to 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 tongue. Although in a comparatively humble departthe young and beautiful, Virgil and Horace lived in ment of philology, the volume does no discredit to the the time of Rome's transition from freedom to despotism; high testimonials to Mr Buquet's literary character which Cervantes, De Vega, Calderon, came, after the free spirit obtained for him the situation he now fills. of Spain had been tamed; and the fairest flowers, of Italian poesy were wreathed round the brow of those who struck down their country's independence. As the school in which the wits of Dante and Petrarch were sharpen-s ed, and their intellects braced, these old glossators would be worthy of our attention, even were it not in them that we are to look for the germs of those legal and political doctrines which have given its form and impulse to European society..

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Synopsis on Methodical Nosology. By the late Professor W. Cullen, M. D. Two vols. in one; 1. Latin, 2. English Translated, corrected, improved, and enlarged with a new Class of Cutaneous Diseases. By Edward Milligan, M.D. Edinburgh. Maclachlan and Stewart. 1830.



DR MILLIGAN is already known to the public as the 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 afloat 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 cumbered 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 since dawned upon me gradually, as I grew up, and as I recollection of them easier. He has added a synopticaltable happened to find them illustrated in the course of histoof the genera and species, with their corresponding appel-rical researches.ad 1991 26. lations in the Nosology of Mason 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 Scotland, 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 those practi-ing,) 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 the text has been adapted fanciful, and here, placed in very contact with one who to the most recent and enlightened views of disease, we had herself seen 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. zad its vigour, I felt as if I lived a century before my time, te dans Yod slza 专业掌 820 19 od and moved amidst the awful ghosts of those whom I had Zwill ever been accustomed to think of as the heroes of an inconceivably glorious age, long past from mortal ken.




The Scholar's Introduction to Merchants' Accounts, prac tically adapted to the Use of Schools, &c. The whole exemplified upon a newly-arranged principle, to facilitate the Improvement of the Learner. By George Reynolds, Writing Master, Christ's Hospital. London. Hurst, Chance, & Co. 1829. 8vo. Pp. 119.





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This passion for in me it amounted to such-was fed in no small degree by my great-grandmother taking me to visit many of the real scenes of her stories, which were neither more nor less than the streets, closes, and houses 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 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.


the projections 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. My great-grandmother, in time, and as her increasing infirmities would permit, walked with me through many such, and pointed out what had in her early days been the residences of the noble and the wealthy, and were now reduced, by the change of manners and fashions, to ac







By Robert Chambers, Author of the "Traditions ofcommodate only the mechanic and the poor. There was Edinburgh," &c. 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 benevolent. a 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 ladies of her time, whose character, in general,other with swords, for a good while, till one of them fell, displayed a very bitter rind. But it could be accounted and the other fled. "We were all horror-struck," she for, on the supposition that all the natural affections of said 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 frae the kitchen-neuk; but, hearing 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 son, 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-curled hair and thrawn white face, when we came down mother'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 pulled me away with her stout, her father, who had been in public life a short while after bony arm, calling one, 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 judicial office in the reign of George the First, she had derived many interesting anecdotes of the government of


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at a ball, she had fallen in love with her husband. It was a good way up stairs, and so mean-looking an abode, that I could not imagine the possibility of it's ever having been the scene of fashionable revels. On ascending to the proper height, we entered a lobby, of which the walls were coloured with a blotched and dirty white, and begrimed all around. From this several doors and pas sages branched off; and it was evident that each of these doors gave entrance to the habitation of a separate family. Her ladyship was at first puzzled how to proceed, for though in her youth she had been quite familiar with the house, it now appeared that the internal arrangements had been altered, and many subdivisions had taken place, so that the original apartments could scarcely be recognised. One thing she was quite clear upon, and that was, that the dancing-room had windows which over looked the North Loch, “for I mind," said she," after I had danced the first dance with my dear lord, he handed me to a seat in the neuk o' the window, and there sat gently down beside me. I looked ower to Bareford's Parks, (for it was a simmer evening, and not dark,) pretendin', wi' my tale, no to heed him, but to be quite talen up wi' the bits o' innocent lambs that were a' daunderin' about the place, where there's naething noos but a big 1. starin' New Toon, as they ca't, fu' o' wylie-tod writers. And my lord observed me lookin' at the lambs.oh, he was a pleasant man, and then very young, and new put on the bench; yet he was grave and learned beyond his years; and it ill set a man o' his character and profession to speak silly things to a silly lassie, that had naething but vanity and nonsense in her head. However, he was sae anxious to please me, that he began and spak some havers about innocence, and pastoral life, and the sweet1 ness o' thae bonny creatures that I saw ower the Loch. Now, I wasna thinkin' at a' about either ae thing or anither a' the time but himsell, and was just in a kind o' reverie about him indeed; but at last, hearin' him speak about the sweetness o' the lambs, and seein' him "But that's no to the point," cont point out a particular ane, that dooked very plump and grandmother,' looking round the room,'" 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 t lamb pie! My Arcadian swain was quite dumfounded, such a wretched abode! It beats a' prent. Ah, the and I heard him ejaculate, Oh, Lord!in a kind o'hor-maný 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' covera' 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 be-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 hoops, 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 which in reality did command a view of the New Town. like the very Tower o' Babel itself. My troth, dress was Upon our entrance, an aged spectacled dame, 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 Crumbden 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 Falconer 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 much 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 rank, 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 and cornices, as she showed us, were ornamented with were naething then in vogue but gude auld Scots airs, curious stucco-work. But my great-grandmother ex-such as Gilderoy, F'll never leave thee, She rose and let me pressed little curiosity 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 style 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 Stanhopelambs of Bareford's Parks. A chair being placed, 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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the room, and I stood silent at a little distance, in expectation of her remarks upon the scene.


"Yes, yes, Alexander," said she, "this is the very window I spoke of; for, in this thick old pane, I see what I remember having then seen-the name of my school-acquaintance, the Hon. George. , who was the second son of the noble proprietor of this house. A gallant young man he was, and was killed in a duel at Leyden, when studying there for the Scots bar. Here sat I, seventy-four years ago, a light lassie o' sixteen, wi' the bloom on my cheek and pride in my heart; and there sat ray future husband, your great-grandfather, Lord Kittleghame, that has been in his grave sin' the year twenty-nine. Little did I then think of sitting here again at this time of day, an auld wife, with a great-grandchild by my side, and sic a changed warld a' round me. Gin Thomas the Rhymer himsell had told me what was to come to pass, I wad have ca'd him a haverin fool. But naebody can imagine strange enough things for futurity no to bring about. There's that New Town, that naebody thought would ever be a town at all-ye see, it's half-a-mile lang already, and may be a hale ane or they be done wi't. Nay, they're maybe born that shall see it ta’en down to the sea, and even ower to Fife, nae sayin'; and then the Frith of Forth will be a kind o' new North Loch for them to mak' briggs ower. Speakin' o' the Nor' Loch, there was a story told i' my day, that a poor old woman once attempted to drown herself in it, but was prevented in a very singular way. She waded in a gay bit, till her large wide stiff hoop, being buoyed up by the water, carried her off her feet, and then the wind blew her away across the Loch, quite safe and erect, but cryin' a' the time for help; and when she landed on the other side, she was completely reconceeled to life, and it is said she lived with her family for many years after, though she never got another name till her deean' day, but Nor' Loch Tibbie.


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