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Yet can I say that I repent it—no ! That in my bosom smothers u And were the flames of hell ninefold more of kindling pleasure ? Is it bu hot,

Mistrustful of mine host's, in Without Sophia never could I live !

chance, SCENE IV.

My unexpected entrance raised Walter, Sophia, Emilius, (Sonn after, the Yet, from a stranger's lips awi Stranger.)

The glad announcement of pro Soph. (coming in hastily.) Walter ! - Is it because, at some unlucky Wal. (startled.) What is it?

I came, that from the well-kn Soph. There is here a stranger

seems As if to visit us.

That some dark spirit frowns 2 Wal. So much the better

ther His presence will beguile the time. A gloom prophetic from the real Knocking loudly.) Come in !

That spreads around me this Em. An old man this !

terror ? Stran. God save you, friends.

Came I not here to die? Wal. Amen.

It matters no Your greeting, friend, is good ; and of thy When the tree withers, where

! worth

reared, Affords a pledge. So art thou truly wel. And evermore the river hastes ay come.

From the first fountain-head. Stran. (putting off his cloak.) You see a spheres

traveller who has lost his way. The path is closed ; and man, w Will you permit

is thither, Wul. i seeing the stranger at a loss with Dies not in peace, but in his nati his hat.) Shake off the snow, good friend. Born for eternity, he pictures for (Soph. (coming forward.) Walter, I Her emblem in the page of time feel a strange misgiving here.

pent, Wal. Um! So do I-wherefore I cannot That wreathes into a circle,)-50 tell

Is like his entrance. Happy if Soph. (to the stranger.). You are not A grave where stood his cradle well acquainted with the way ?

SCENE VI. Stran. 'Tis long since I was here before. (He looks about him, and seems to pray in

(The Stranger. Walter with silence.) Soph. So then ?

phia with glasses on a salver Wul. (in a soothing tone to Sophia.) seats himself on a chair in the bar He seems a travelling preacher. In the and looks at the light of the lan forest

puts it out, and falls asleep.) You went astray ?-

Wal. Drink, my friend, Strani Methinks, in truth, I did not- Wine renovates the spirit. Your name is Jacob Horst ?

Stran. Pledge you!
Wal. He is no more-

Wal. Thanks.
I am his son; and Walter is my name. Now to your business.
You knew my father ?

Stran. (sitting down at the Stran. Aye.

Walter.) Presently.--You had Wal. But yet, methinks

An uncle in America ?
You should have better guess'd his age-

Wal. 'Tis true,
If now

My father had a brother there. He lived, he must have been as old as thou hood art!

I heard of him. Has business brought thee hither ?

Stran. Would you not like Stran. Aye.

His heir-at-law ? Wal. But not

Wal. Whoever knows to ear Of evil import?

His bread by labour, never will Stran, No.

The death of those that are to Wal. Pray, would you choose

What Heaven decrees will com To join our supper ?

Stran. Already Stran. Thank you.

It is decreed and past; and Le Wal. Wine ?

Has named you for his heir. Stran, In truth,

Wul. (mistrustfully.) Indec Your offer is well timed.

Soph. (working at her net Wal. (taking keys.) Where aremy keys? This would be fortune! We have some bottles close at hand.

Stran. Named you and you Em. Wait, father,

WhomI'll bring the light

Wal. Nay, there you are in SCENE V. (He takes the lantern, and goes with his Stran. How ! know you nou father. Sophia sets the table, and exit at a Wal. I never had a sister side door.)

Stran. Ah ! like the first Stran. Whence is the dark oppression,


Murray, John, merchant, grocer, and innkeeper, Young, David, wright, Calton of Glasgow

Young, Thomas, wood-inerchant and ship-owner, Nicol, William, bleacher, Gateside

Irvine Penman, Andrew, bookseller and stationer, Glas


Baird, Thomas, merchant, Glasgow; a final diriRobertson, James, flax-dresser and manufacturer, dend, Jan. 14. Dysart

Crawford, John, & Co. carrying on business under Robey, George, merchant, Anstruther

that firm at Port-Glasgow-at Newfoundland, Sym & Langmuir, corn-merchants and spirit- under the firm of Crawfords & Co.-and at Lisdealers, Glasgow, as a company, and as indivi- bon, under the firm of J. T. Crawford & Co. ; a duals

dividend on 1st February Stewart, Charles, & Co. merchants and manufac- M'Grouthers & Coats, merchants, Greenock; a

turers, Glasgow, and Charles Stewart and James dividend on 5th January Forbes, the individual partners

Garthew Mill, near Balfron; a final dividend on 7th Stiven, Alexander, flour-merchant at Newmills, February

near Dalkeith, and lime-merchant at Burdie. Oughterston & Co. late merchants, Greenock; a house-mains, near Edinburgh

dividend on 9th January Tassie, James, leather-dresser, Pollockshaws Saunders and Mellis, merchants, Aberdeen; a diri Wilson, Thomas, mason and builder, Glasgow dend on 27th January

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London, Corn Exchange, Jan. 3.

Liverpool, Jan. 4.

S. S.
Wheat, S. d.

$. d. Wheat, red, new 56 to 60 Boilers

44 to 50

Pease, grey 42 0 to 46 0 Fine ditto. 60 to 63 New.

White . 50 0 to 56 0 Superfine ditto 64 to 66 Small Beans . 40 to 42 English, new 9 6 to 10 6 Flour, Eng. pr. 240 lb. White 56 to 60 | Tick 34 to 37 American . 8 6 to 8 9 Fine

46 0 to 48 O Fine ditto . . 62 to 66 Foreign

36 to 38 Dantzic

9 3 to 10 0

44 0 to 16 0 Superfine 68 to 70 Feed Oats . 18 to 20 Dutch Red 90 to 9 3 Amer. p. 196 lb. old ditto ... 75 to 78 Fine.

20 to 22 Riga

3 to 8 6 Sweet, U.S. 35 0 to 40 Rye 30 to 32 Poland do 21 to 23 Archangel 8 O to 8 4


33 0 to 34 0 Barley 26 to 3

24 to 26 Canada... 8 6 to 8 10 Oatmeal, per 240 lb. Fine. 30 to 32 Potato do. . 23 to 25 Scotch

9 0 to 9 61

English 31 0 to 33 0 Superfine. . 34 to 35 Fine 26 to 28 Irish, new , 8 10 to 9 4 Scotch

... 28 0 to 31 0 Malt, . 50 to 60 Flour, p. sack 55 to 60 Barley, per 60 lbs. Irish

26 0 to 31 Fine 63 to 70 Seconds

50 to 55 English . 50 to 5 9 Bran, p.24 lb. 1 1 to 12 Hog Pease. . 40 to 42 North Country 45 to 50 Scotch 4 6 to 50 Maple . 42 to 44 Pollard

20 to 28 Irish.

4 0 to 4 9 Butter, Beef, fc. White pease 42 to 45 | Bran

8 to
4 0 to 4 9 Butter, per cwt. s.

3. Oats, per 45 lb.


83 to 85 Seeds, fc.-Nov. 5. English pota. 3 3 to 3 7 Newry

82 to 83

3. Irish, do. 33 to 3 5 Waterford, new 76 to 77 Must. Brown, 15 to 20 Hempseed

to Scotch do. 3 4 to 5 6 Cork, pick. 2d 77 to 78 -White 6 to 11 Linseed, crush. to Rye, per qr. 38 0 to 40 0

68 to 70 Tares.

0 to

0 New, for Seed to Malt, p.b.fine 10 3 to 10 9 Beef, p. tierce 108 to 110 Turnips . .. 14 to 20 Ryegrass,

15 to 401 Middling, 8 3 to 8 9 Tongu. p. firk. 30 to 34 -New 0 to 0 Clover, Red, . 60 to 98 Beans, pr qr.

Pork, p. brl. 84 to 85 -Yellow.

0 to

White. 60 to 100 English. . 50 0 to 55 0 Bacon, per cwt.
Carraway . 48 to 50) Coriander 10 to 12 Irish ... 44 0 to 46 0 Short middles 57 to 58
80 to 100) Trefoil

30 to 63 Rapeseed £30 to £32 Hans, dry, 55 to 56 New Rapeseed, 334 to £36.

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Average Prices of Corn in England and Wales, from the Returns received in the Week

ended 25th Dec. 1819. Wheat, 645. 11d.-Rye, 42s. Od.--Barley, 36s. 3d.-Oats, 25s. Od.-Beans, 48s. 1d.-Pease, 50s. 6d.

Beer or Big, Os. Od.--Oatmeal, 26s. 2d. Average Prices of British Corn in Scotland, by the Quarter of Eight Winchester Bushels,

and Oatmeal, per Boll of 128 lbs. Scots Troy, or 140 lbs. Avoirdupois, of the Four

Weeks immediately preceding the 15th Dec. 1819. Wheat, 645. 60.-Rye, 378. Od.-Barley, 29s. Ed.-Oats, 21s. 11d.-Beans, 333. 3d.- Pease, 338. 2d.

Beer or Big, 258. 50.Oatmeal, 18s. Od.

1st,......33s. Od.
2d, ....31s. Od.
3d, .26s. Od.


Pease & Beans.
Ist,...... 18s. Od.
2d, ......17s.6d.
3d,...... 15s. 6d.


1st,......22s. 6d. 1st,...... 18s. Od.
2d, ......21s. Od.

..17s. Od.

.17s. 6d. 3d, ......15s. 6d.
Average of Wheat, £1:11: 3d.

Tuesday, January 4.
Os. 5d. to Os. 8d. Quartern Loaf
Os. 60. to Os. 8d. Potatoes (28 lb.)
Os. Od. to Os. Od. Butter, per lb.
Os. 8d. to Os. 10d. Salt ditto,
Os. 6d. to Os. 8d. Ditto, per stone
98. Od. to 9s. 6d. Eggs, per dozen

Beef (174 oz. per lb.)
Lamb, per quarter
Tallow, per stone

Os. 8d. to Os. 9d. Os. 8d. to Os. Od. ls. 2d. to Os. Od. ls. Od. to Is. 4d. 16s. Od. to Os. Od. ls. 4d. to Os. Od.



Beans. Ist,......32s. Od. 1st,......21s. Od. 1st,......18s. Od. | 1st,......16s. Od. 1st, .....16s. Od. 20, ......30s. Od. | 2d, ......18s. Od. 2d, ..16s. Od. | 2d, .14s. Od. 2d,...... 14s. Od. 3d,.. .28s. Od. | 3d, ......16s. Od. 3d, ......14s. Od. | 3d, ...12s. Od. | 3d,......12s. Bd.

Average of Wheat, £1:9:9:8-12ths.


DURING the first week of December the Thermometer never sunk to the freezing point. On the night of the 8th it stood at 24h; on the 9th at 23}; and on the 10th at 9}. Be. tween the 10th and 16th the frost was more moderate, though uninterrupted ; but on that day the weather became open, and continued so till the 21st. On that night the thermometer stood at 29, and the frost continued till the end of the month. During this period the greatest depression of temperature took place on the 26th and 30th, the former being 16}, and the latter 14. The consequence of this continued frost is, a considerable depression in the mean temperature of the month, which is about six degrees lower than December last year. The mean height of the Barometer is about a tenth below the annual average, and the mean daily range a little greater. The greatest depression of the mercury took place during the fresh weather about the middle of the month, accompanied by a fall of rain amounting to one inch. On the 10th the ground was covered with snow to the depth of 6 inches. A second fall took place on the 28th, amounting to 3 inches, and a third on the evening of the 29th. The Hydrometer frequently indicated complete saturation ; and the hoar frost was at times very heavy. The mean of the extreme temperatures is again lower than that of 10 and 10. The greatest depression of temperature generally took place about 8 in the evening.

METEOROLOGICAL Table, extracted from the Register kept on the Banks of

the Tay, four miles east from Perth, Latitude 56° 25', Elevation 185 feet.



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THERMOMETER. Degrees. Mean of greatest daily heat,

37.0 Maximum,

19th day,

51-5 .....cold, 37.4 Minimum,


9.5 temperature, 10 A.M. 33.6 Lowest maximum, 26th

27.0 .... 10 P.M.

Highest minimum, 19th

39.5 of daily extremes,

Highest, 10 A. M.

47.0 ............ 10 A.M. and 10 P.M.

32.8 Lowest ditto,

27th ..... 4 daily observations,

32.5 Highest, 10 P. M.


50.0 Whole range of thermometer,

296.5 Lowest ditto


18.5 Mean daily ditto,

Greatest range in 24 hours, 10th

19.0) temperature of spring water,

Least ditto,



Inches. Mean of 10 A.M. (temp. of mer. 40) 29.566

Highest, 10 A. M.


30.295 ............ 10 P.M. (temp. of mer. 40) 29.583 Lowest ditto,


28.840 ..... both, (temp. of mer. 40) 29.574 Highest, 10 P. M.


30.250 Whole range of barometer,

7.585 Lowest ditto,


29.075 Mean ditto, during the day, .122 Greatest range in 24 hours, 4th

.705 night,

Least ditto,


.010 ................. in 24 hours,


Leslie. Highest, 10 A. M. 13th

17.0 Rain in inches,

Lowest ditto, 30th

0.0 Evaporation in ditto,

........... Highest, 10 P. M. 7th

16.0 Mean daily Evaporation,

Lowest ditto, 30th

0.0 Leslie. Mean, 10 A. M.


Anderson. P. of Dep. Highest, 10 A.M. 20th 46.4

5.2 ......... 10 P. M.

Lowest ditto, 11th 19.6 both, 5.3

Highest, 10 P.M. 19th 47.4 Anderson. Point of Dep. 10 A.M. 29.5

Lowest ditto, 10th 18.6 10 P.M.


............ Relat.Hum. Highest, 10 A.M. 30th 100.0 both, 28.8 ................. Least ditto,

13th 62.0 Relat. Humid. 10 A.M.


........... Greatest, 10 P.M. 30th 100.0 ........ 10 P. M. 88.3

........... Least ditto, 11th 67.0 both,

87.8 ...... Mois. 100 cub. in. Greatest, 10 A.M. 20th .217 ........Grs. mois. in 100 cub. in air, 10 A.M. ,127

Least ditto, 11th .089 ..10 P.M. .121

Greatest, 10 P. M. 19th .225 both, .142

................ Least ditto, 10th ,086 Fair days, 18; rainy days, 13. Wind west of meridiani, 19; cast of meridian, 12.


most elegant of sciences were cul- The intellect of the Christian Spativated together with equal zeal. Aver- niards could not be ungrateful for the roes translated and expounded Aris- rich gifts it was every day receiving totle at Cordova : Ben-Zaid and Aboul- from their misbelieving masters; while Mander wrote histories of their na- the benevolence with which instruction at Valencia ;-Abdel-Maluk set tors ever regard willing disciples must the first example of that most inte- have tempered in the minds of the resting and useful species of writing Arabs the sentiments of haughty suby which Moreri and others have since periority natural to the breasts of conrendered services so important to our- querors. By degrees, however, the selves; and an Arabian Encyclopædia scattered remnants of unsubdued Visiwas compiled under the direction of goths, who had sought and found rethe great Mohammed-Aba-Abdallah fuge among the mountains of Astu

Grenada. Ibn-el-Beither went rias and Gallicia, began to gather the forth from Malaga to search through strength of numbers and of combinaall the mountains and plains of Eu- tion, and the Mussulmen saw differope for every thing that might rent portions of their empire succesenable him to perfect his favourite sively wrested from their hands by sciences of botany and lithology, leaders whose descendants assumed and his works still remain to ex- the titles of kings in Oviedo and Nacite the admiration of all that are in varre—and counts in Castille-Soprara condition to comprehend their value. bia—Arragon--and Barcellona. From The Jew of Tudela was the worthy the time when these governments were successor of Galen and Hippocrates established, till all their strength was while chemistry, and other branches of united in the persons of Ferdinand and medical science, almost unknown to Isabella, a perpetual war may be said the ancients, received their first asto- to have subsisted between the profesnishing developements from Al-Rasi sors of the two religions and the naand Avicenna. Rhetoric and poetry tural jealousy of Moorish governors were not less diligently studied-and, must have gradaully, but effectually in a word it would be difficult to diminished the comfort of the Christians point out, in the whole history of the 'who yet lived under their authority. world, a time or a country where the Were we to seek our ideas of the peactivity of the human intellect was riod only from the events recorded in its more extensively or usefully or grace- chronicles, we should be led to believe fully exerted,--than in Spain, while the that nothing could be more deep and Mussulman sceptre yet retained any fervid than the spirit of mutual hosportion of that vigour which it had tility which prevailed among all the originally received from the conduct adherents of the opposite faiths : but and heroism of Tariffa.

external events are sometimes not the Although the difference of religion surest guides to the spirit either of prevented the Moors and their Spa- peoples or of ages--and the ancient nish subjects from ever being com- popular poetry of Spain may be repletely melted into one people, yet it ferred to for proofs, which cannot be appears that nothing could, on the considered as either of dubious or of whole, be more mild than the conduct trivial value, that the rage of hostility of the Moorish government towards had not sunk quite so far as might the Christian population of the coun. have been imagined into the minds and try during this their splendid period hearts of those engaged in the conflict. of undisturbed dominion. Their learn- There is, indeed, nothing more naing and their arts they liberally com- tural, at first sight, than to reason in municated to all who desired such par- some measure from a nation as it is in ticipation, and the Christian youth stu- our own day, back to what it was a died freely and honourably at the feet few centuries ago : but we believe of Jewish physicians and Mahomme- nothing could tend to the production dan philosophers. Communion of stu- of greater mistakes than such a mode dies and acquirements continued of judging applied to the case of Spain. through such a space of years could not In the erect and high-spirited peahave failed to break down, on both santry of that country we still see the sides, many of the barriers of religious genuine and uncorrupted descendants prejudice, and to nourish a spirit of of their manly forefathers—but in kindliness and charity among the more every other part of the population, the cultivated portions of either people. progress of corruption appears to have


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